By Gordon Duff Veterans Today The number of Syrian refugees from the territories controlled by the Islamic State has increased at the checkpoints located to the north-eastern part of the Aleppo province. In particular, a group of men of up to 40 people engaged the attention among the refugee stream at the checkpoint near Al […]
Sure Start is a UK Government area-based initiative, announced in 1998 by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, applying primarily in England with slightly different versions in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The initiative originated from HM Treasury, with the aim of “giving children the best possible start in life” through improvement of childcare, early education, health and family support, with an emphasis on outreach and community development.
Launched in 1998 Sure Start had similarities to the much older, and similarly named, Head Start programme in the United States and is also comparable to Australia Head Start and Ontario’s Early Years Plan. The initiatives were subsequently bound together to form sure start centres, and responsibility for them was transferred to local government.
The National Evaluation of Sure Start is ongoing. Initial research findings from NESS, published in 2005, suggested the impact of SSLPs was not as great as had been hoped. However, by 2010, NESS could identify a significant impact on some of the outcomes set for Sure Start. As with the US Head Start programme, to which it is similar, whether or not the programme has any discernible impact continues to be a controversial question.
Taken from Wikipedia article.
Between our teeth,
Kicked by prophets,
Whose blank faces,
March through our sleep,
An arithmetic of knives,
That won’t dream tonight,
Stolen by ideologues,
Punching holes in the sky,
So they can talk to God,
And make it seem right,
Maybe a lot,
A different view,
One with no questions asked.
Any of you who have followed my blog for a while will know I like talking about public transport – maybe because I spend so much of my time on it – maybe I’m just weird. Yes I know, I hear you, why not take OLA share? However, trains get you places faster, are […]
One of the benefits of being on the HorrorAddicts.net Staff is you get to talk to some talented creative people that have a love of horror. Here is an interview I recently did with artist J.E. Richards. J.E. is someone who was inspired to draw by the comics and magazines he grew up with and when […]
Source – yesmagazine.org – “…The globalization of ideas, knowledge, science, hospitality, travel, as Keynes suggested, is the good globalization. It raises consciousness of our common humanity, interconnection, and interdependence in ways far from isolationist or xenophobic. And it opens extraordinary creative opportunities to achieve a world of peace, material sufficiency, and spiritual abundance for all”: […]
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