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Parents who took children out of school have court cases thrown out (UK)

first_imgDaily Mail 3 May 2016Family First Comment: Interesting case in the UK which could have some influence on any similar case in NZ.“The parents’ legal victory comes after father Jon Platt had the £120 fine he received for taking his seven-year-old daughter to Disney World during term time overturned in October last year. Mr Platt, from Nettlestone, Isle of Wight, had to travel during term because there was no other date when all the relatives would be available, but the girl’s school on the island refused to sign off on her absence.”Parents who were facing prosecution for taking their children out of school during term time have had their cases thrown out of court in a landmark ruling.Two couples were put on trial after council welfare officers in Swindon, Wiltshire accused them of failing to secure regular attendance for their children because they had pulled the youngsters out of class.However, magistrates have now said the case can not proceed because there is no legal benchmark for what constitutes ‘persistent’ absence.The ruling could cast doubt on many similar prosecutions being pursued against parents across the country.The first couple’s child, who is of secondary school age, was pulled out of class for a five-day holiday in October last year without written permission, the court heard.READ MORE: read more

Do Nice Guys Always Finish Last?

first_imgLifestyleRelationships Do Nice Guys Always Finish Last? by: – September 7, 2011 Share Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! 72 Views   no discussions Do Nice Guys Finish Last? DUH!A while back, I asked these questions on behalf of men everywhere, which led to very heated responses from people all across the nation. By the way, my inbox thanks you for the work out. One of the questions breathed life into a fairly common debate: Do nice guys finish last?Well, nice guys may not always finish last, but they’re fairly accustomed to watching other guys cross the finish line before them. The essence of my question was this:“Why do you always say you want a nice guy with a sense of humor, but only go out with the jerk…..?”Let me share a few responses:“Most girls, including me, fall for the jerks for one simple reason, we have been hurt so many times… that when a guy that is sweet, has a sense of humor, and loves us for who we are, comes along… we run. We are afraid and in turn we end up with the jerk. If someone could knock some sense into us… that would be wonderful.” – Punchick1022“Nice guy is not equivalent to “door mat.” You should be funny, considerate of others, and be able to stand by your convictions. That’s my version of a “nice guy.” A guy who just dotes on you and caters to your every whim and never disagrees with you is a door mat, and completely boring. So no, we don’t want a real (jerk), we want someone who will stand up for what they believe in. Passion is sexy. Even if you lost the argument/debate in the end, you still made a go of it. That’s what’s important. And personally, I’m opinionated, confident, and assertive. I need a guy who won’t back down to my strong personality, but will stand up to do the dance with me. I like a little bit of fire and conflict. I need it to balance a relationship properly” – Erin“Bad boys have the confidence that funny guys lack. Confidence in men is very, very hot!” – Alicia“Guys with bad temper and/or are (jerks) are passionate and usually have a great sense of humor. Guys with only a good sense of humor are usually too nice and do not present a challenge.” – eMCBEE“I suspect, one of the reasons why girls go for ill-tempered a&%holes with no sense of humor is cuz they fall for the pretty face and the hot bods first( and then they) realize the dude’s a (jerk.) Or the bigger truth is that women think they are that special one to tame the wild horse…but sadly, that usually doesn’t happen and it takes a few relationships for us women to realize wild horses can’t be tamed.” – Doreen KThere were hundreds of similar reactions. Women admitted to regularly eschewing the “nice guy” for the bad boy. The bad boy who, by the way, eventually screws up so often with so many women that his template is the one an alarming number of women use as the basic framework of most men. The bulk of the respondents also say that they eventually grow out of their bad boy phase. I can hear it now, “Marcus you’re generalizing!”Yes I am.Listen, these generalizations begin somewhere, don’t they? There are true generalizations and there are false generalizations. This one happens to be mostly true. Easy. The real question is : Why is being “nice” synonymous to being “soft” or a “door mat?” How did that one start? What’s even more ridiculous is that so many guys are conditioned to believe the mythology – so they perpetrate the myth themselves by acting in that bad boy way because so many women are attracted to the cocky, loudmouth rather than the humble, confident dude.And I can tell you this; guys are always going to do the things that they believe are attractive to women. Comedian Dave Chappelle put it best. “Men like nice cars because women like men…who drive nice cars.” BINGO! If today we found out that women are hot for guys with one eye, the eye removal Industry would shoot through the roof! This puts women in a powerful position.So do nice guys finish last? My answer is….usually. I mean sure, there are the guys who break through the stereotype eventually. Usually it’s later in life after the bad boys have already abused millions of hearts and emotions, so that Mr. Nice Guy is finally viewed as the top preference. Hey, it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish, right? One could say, “See, nice guys do eventually win!” But I could counter by saying that Mr. Nice Guy is still the runner up. He wins by the eventual total disqualification of The Bad Boy, not because he’s seen as the best choice right off the bat.If only ladies had the wisdom of maturity a little earlier!Seeing more nice guys finish first creates more nice guys.Were/are you into bad boys? When did you give up on “bad boys?”By Straight Male Friend Marcus Osborne for GalTime.comlast_img read more

CASC Symposium on Youth and Violence underway at the Public Service Training Centre

first_imgLocalNews CASC Symposium on Youth and Violence underway at the Public Service Training Centre by: – August 8, 2011 38 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Participants at the CASC Youth Symposium.Over seventy-five youths from across the Caribbean Region are today participating in a Youth and Violence Symposium, which has been organized by the Caribbean Award Sub-Regional Council (CASC) and sponsored by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.According to the organizers, the symposium was organized in an attempt to combat youth idleness by providing an avenue for young people to contribute to their personal growth through skills, develop meaningful service to their community and healthy lifestyles.Chief Youth Officer in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Mr. Jules Pascal, while addressing the symposium, referred to the period of being young as one of the most difficult periods in one’s life.Cheif Youth Officer, Mr. Jules Pascal addressing the symposium this morning.“Youth is a period in an individual’s life that is probably the most difficult. It is considered the most difficult because that is the time that the individual is in transition, it is difficult because that is the period when the young person wants to develop his or her own identity, it is a period where the young person is propelled into moving from childhood to adulthood and that is a difficult transition. I say it is difficult because during that period one has to grapple with a lot of difficulties and a lot of challenges,” he said.Mr. Pascal also described this period as one which is misunderstood as a result of the changes one encounters.“Youth is also one of the most misunderstood periods in an individual’s life. I say misunderstood because during that time many changes are taking place and even the youths themselves have difficulty in understanding that period of transition; it is misunderstood and it is misinterpreted.  Dr. Francis Severin addressing the symposium this morning.Meantime Dr. Francis Severin, Head of the University of the West Indies Open Campus Dominica, also addressed the symposium on the topic ‘Society and How It Is Affected by Youth Violence.’In his deliberation, he quoted the lyrics of reggae superstar Bob Marley’s “Coming in from the Cold”, to highlight to the youths that although their circumstances may be difficult they should not resort to violence.“Would you allow your circumstances to cause you to kill your brother man, or rape, or steal, counterfeit, forge? Would you let the system cause you to do these things? The response should be a resounding NO!”Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Phyllis J. Kocher

first_imgPhyllis J. Kocher, of Brookville, was born on November 28, 1940 in Hamilton, Ohio, the daughter of Hubert and Laurel Lenore Van Atta Grimme.  She married Paul Kocher on May 19, 1962 at St. Michael Church and he survives.  Phyllis retired from Avon after 30 years of employment.  She was a member of the Brookville United Methodist Church and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.  On Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the age of 75, Phyllis passed away at Mercy Health in Fairfield.Those surviving who will cherish Phyllis’ memory include her husband Paul; children, Jeff (Robin) Kocher, Jerry (Cathy) Kocher, and Janie (Tracy) Hunt, all of Brookville; grandchildren, Kayla (Chandler), Jared, Brady, Taylor, Devan, Heather and Tali, and great grandchildren, Mason, Kinley and Landon.  She was preceded in death by her parents.Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 10 a.m. till time of service at 2 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Pastor Curtis Bond will officiate the funeral service.  Burial will follow in West Point Cemetery in Liberty, Indiana.Memorial donations may be directed to the Alzheimer’s or American Heart Associations.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Phyllis Kocher.last_img read more

Leicester City take out another bank loan to survive

first_imgLeicester City have taken out a loan with Australian bank Macquarie. The loan is secured against the Premier League payments City will receive up to January 2022. The club are estimated to receive around £147m in prize money and TV payments for this season, and a similar finish in 2020-21 will earn a similar amount, with the Premier League paying out three or four times per year. However, the size of the loan taken out by City is not known. It is the seventh time the club have entered into an arrangement with Macquarie, starting in October 2018, when City took out a loan to receive the payments for Riyad Mahrez upfront, with Manchester City’s payment installments going to Macquarie. A further loan was taken out in December of that year, in order to help with the construction of the new training ground at Seagrave.Advertisement Before this week’s loan, City most recently did a deal with Macquarie in January, when the loan was guaranteed against Premier League payments until March 2021. The most recent financial report shows City took out loans of £54m in the 2018-19 financial year, and a £45m loan with Macquarie after May 2019. read also:Fenerbahce offer €12m to loan Leicester City striker Iheanacho They also entered into a six-year facility loan worth £91m with the club’s owners King Power in order to complete the build of the new training ground. In the unlikely event that City are relegated next season, Macquarie will then collect the parachute payments received by the club from the Premier League. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniversePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value10 Simple Product Ideas That Made Their Creators MillionairesWorld’s Most Stunning Ceiling Designs Ever20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The Worldlast_img read more

Arsenal chief not excited Ljungberg is leaving

first_img Loading… read also:Lille defender Gabriel ‘due in London on Monday to complete Arsenal contract’ “I remember the beautiful time we had together and I always mention to him that he was the first person to invite me to go to dinner, and I remember Fred with his hat, hair, the style, sometimes people looked and said ‘Oh Fred’s a crazy guy’ but he was totally the opposite and he treated me as a very close friend and we built a very nice relationship. “I’m going to be following his future because I want to see him succeeding, because he deserves that. He is prepared to go for the next step and I am always going to follow him and support him as much as I can.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Arsenal chief, Edu has admitted there’s disappointment with Freddie Ljungberg’s decision to resign. Ljungberg has announced he’s leaving his first-team coaching role. Edu told “I’m a little bit sad of course because as everybody knows we are very close friends. We worked together as footballers and then we had the opportunity to work together outside the field as well.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 African Actresses With Thick Skin Who Got Famous In HollywoodThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The World10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Completely Unexpected Facts About The US President’s Daughter8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Natural History Museums That Are Really, Really Goodlast_img read more

Man walking across the US for PTSD awareness

first_imgBrookville, IN—Franklin County will host retired U.S. Army Soldier Stephen Meyers today as he walks across the USA for PTSD. He left Rushville at sunrise and will be pushing through Andersonville, Metamora, and Brookville by evening. There is a Meet and Greet set at Gateway Park in Metamora for 12-1 pm today and he will speak at Brookville VFW around 6-6:30 pm tonight. Meyers will start the next leg at Brookville VFW on Saturday morning just after sunrise heading towards Cincinnati. Veterans are encouraged to walk with him.  Please Cheer him on as he goes past.  A veteran of the wars in Iraq (2005-2007) and Afghanistan (2013), Meyers’ goal is to help those suffering in silence with PTSD. On this walk, Meyers especially seeks to talk with veterans and first-responders and those who care for them. Meyers stated,  “It is easier talking with someone who has been through similar experiences.”Meyers first realized that he had PTSD in 2007, but didn’t receive treatment until 2015. Meyers says, “Untreated wounds fester and become bigger problems later. Have courage and treat them when they are small and easily managed.”last_img read more

Martinez comments on Magath mission

first_img The German, the Cottagers’ third boss this season, took over in mid-February after a chaotic period which saw Rene Meulensteen’s spell in charge ended after just two months. In his five matches he has picked up just four points and they remain bottom of the table four points from safety. Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes Fulham counterpart Felix Magath’s task of avoiding relegation was actually made easier by the lack of time he was given to save the club. “It is clear Felix Magath has the experience to provide a very difficult game in every game he puts his Fulham side out in. “He is clear in the way he gets his teams set up and I think since he has been at Fulham they have been unfortunate in a couple of games and in the same manner he has been finding out a lot about his new players. “I do feel this Fulham side is a completely different one to the one that came to Goodison Park.” Everton captain Phil Jagielka will travel with the squad to Craven Cottage for Sunday’s clash. The centre-back has missed five matches with a hamstring injury and although he was fit earlier in the week, Martinez chose to leave him out for the 3-0 victory at Newcastle. Magath insists completing the seemingly-impossible task of keeping Fulham in the Premier League would be one of his proudest achievements. This weekend’s game is one basement side Fulham, who sit four points adrift of safety, must win if they are to escape relegation. Magath has won Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg, but views securing a 14th season of top flight football for the Cottagers as a rival to those achievements. ”Yes it would be one of my biggest achievements in football,” said the German, who replaced the sacked Meulensteen on February 14. ”It is a very difficult situation at the bottom of the league and there have not been many things to do because the time to buy new players was over, so I had to work with the players that are here. ”That is very, very difficult if you have players who have not had success for a long time. ”I knew this was a difficult job and I don’t care. I’m happy to do such a job. ”I’ve always done jobs like this and like to work for things that seem impossible.” Fulham striker Kostas Mitroglou will miss out because of a knee problem. Midfielder Scott Parker is also out with a knee injury, but winger Ashkan Dejagah returns after recovering from a muscle issue. However, Martinez believes the small amount of time Magath had to stave off the drop could work in his favour. “Felix Magath took a completely different challenge,” said the Spaniard. “It wasn’t a change of manager just to see a different direction at the club, it was clear he was taking a football challenge of trying to get a big points average in a short period of time to try to stay in the Premier League. “When you have 25 games to go in a season it becomes very difficult because there is so much talk about what could happen and what direction you can go. “Everyone has an opinion and it can affect the team but when it is a short period of time it is very straightforward. “It is a narrow approach and all you need to do is try to get as many points as you can and try to carry momentum from game to game. “You don’t even think about what may happen in the summer, what will happen to players’ contracts. “It is 10 or 11 finals that you try to prepare for in the best possible way and try to make difficult for the opposition. Press Associationlast_img read more

Palm Beach County school year will be delayed

first_imgThe school year is currently slated to start in Palm Beach County on Monday, Aug. 10 The 2020-2021 school year in Palm Beach County will be delayed, according to Dr. Donald Fennoy, the superintendent of the School District of Palm Beach County.On Thursday morning, the school board voted 7-0 to start the 2020-21 academic year with distance learning for all students.“The board’s will and pleasure right now is to delay it, and it will be delayed,” Fennoy said.WATCH SUPERINTENDENT INTERVIEW:last_img