Education Secretary fails to name any respected educational expert who wants more grammar schools

Justine Greening, the Education Secretary, has failed to name any respected educational expert or institution that supports extending grammar schools as she prepares to launch a consultation into the policy. Ms Greening also refused to rule out introducing quotas for the most disadvantaged children in England to attend to grammar schools, saying the Government would not elaborate on details before publication of a White Paper on the controversial policy. The Education Secretary’s comments come as she outlined at a speech on Thursday how the Government will introduce a new model for grammar…

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The Gambia: Jammeh ignores two more deadlines to quit

The Gambia’s longtime leader, Yahya Jammeh, has ignored two more deadlines to quit, as he continued to argue over the terms under which he would cede power to his democratically elected successor, Adama Barrow. As midday and 4pm deadlines to go passed on Friday, two regional leaders arrived in the capital, Banjul, in a last-ditch diplomatic effort to persuade him to step down. A regional military force that crossed the border in support of Barrow was awaiting orders on Friday. Marcel Alain de Souza, chair of the west African union…

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No more queues! Amazon Go’s high-street store lets you walk in, grab items and walk out

is stepping further into physical retail with plans to open a grocery store like no other. Called Amazon Go, it employs what Amazon calls “Just Walk Out Technology” to allow users to grab what they want from shelves and leave the store without having to deal with tills or queues. Amazon Go works through a combination of computer vision, sensor fusion, and deep learning – essentially, the same technologies that power self-driving cars. Shoppers scan a unique QR code from an associated app on their phone as they enter the…

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Grab More Information And Develop Your Knowledge Through Philosophy Blogs

Blogs is the excellent medium where everyone likes to share their information through it.  It is an essential part in any type of everyone’s life. It is much important to notice that the content which is posted in a blog has to be unique and fresh. This content posting has to be done on regular basis. Many people get attracted towards the content posting. The ideas about the blog posting will give a very good experience and it consumes more time of yours. The blog post ideas are available in…

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Hoboken train crash: one dead and more than 100 injured in New Jersey

A train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey, has left at least one person dead and 108 people injured A New Jersey Transit train derailed during rush hour on Thursday morning and crashed into Hoboken terminal, one of the busiest stations in the state, and a huge commuter hub for those traveling to and from New York City. Live New Jersey train crash: one confirmed dead in Hoboken – live updates Follow the latest news after a commuter train crashed into a New Jersey train station during morning rush hour, killing…

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HP’s Cheap Stream Laptops Get Fanless Design, 14-Inch Model And More On A Budget: Chromebooks, Watch Out!

The attractive HP stream line of low-cost laptops just got even better: the latest refresh adds a 14-inch model, Windows 10 and more upgrades, while retaining the affordability aspect. Google’s Chromebooks may be making waves in the education market, but cheap Windows-powered alternatives are still popping up, and HP’s attractive Stream line definitely makes the cut. HP has announced the first major revamp of its Stream lineup, featuring thinner and lighter designs, better connectivity, longer battery life and a new 14-inch notebook model. In terms of design, the new HP…

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‘Let’s get more travel stories on Africa by Africans’

This month actor Louise Linton caused a social media storm when an extract of her African gap year memoir was published by the Telegraph and was widely panned online for being a tick list of cliches and stereotypes in the way the west has always liked to portray the continent. On Twitter, #LintonLies, set up by Zambian writer Lydia Ngoma, was trending as people started to pour scorn on Linton’s version of certain events and her take on life there. Think: “close encounters with lions”, “brutal tales of rape and…

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Mortgage Broker – A Shrewd Investment That’s Worth Far More

Purchasing a home is considered to be one of the biggest steps in anyone’s life, and the mortgage is the biggest financial mistakes one can make. Though finding a mortgage was a straightforward procedure earlier, but these days it can be really confusing, especially if you don’t have any knowledge in financial planning. Therefore, speaking to a mortgage advisor can assist you to find out the right mortgage type as per your situation and can also help to improve the chances of approval. It is a common misconception among people,…

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Poorer children four times more likely to go to substandard primary schools

thousands of parents wait to hear where their children will be allocated a place at their preferred primary school Dan Kenyon Poorer families are four times more likely to send their children to “inadequate” or “failing” schools, official figures have revealed. As thousands of parents find out at which school their child will be allocated a place, a charity has warned that children from wealthier backgrounds have a much better chance of securing a place at desirable schools. Imran Hussain, Director of Policy for Child Poverty Action Group, said: “It is simply unacceptable low-income…

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London School of Economics graduates are earning more than those from any other UK university

Both male and female graduates from the London School of Economics (LSE) are earning more than any other university, including more prestigious ones like Oxford and Cambridge. LSE has emerged as being the only institution with more than ten per cent of its female graduates earning in excess of £100,000 a year, ten years on from graduation. As well as this, more than ten per cent of men who have studied at LSE, Oxford, and Cambridge were earning in excess of £100,000 after the same period, with the graduates pocketing an…

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