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Evaluation of the Foundation Phase Flexibility Pilot Scheme: 8 December 2016

Evaluation of the Foundation Phase Flexibility Pilot Scheme: 8 December 2016

20. The lack of wrap-around provision within maintained nurseries means that many working parents in Wales are often reliant on ‘private’ (i.e. fee-paying) childcare, yet the cost of ‘private’ childcare is almost universally seen as prohibitively expensive by parents. Working parents claimed that they are ‘not being rewarded for working’ because of the amount that childcare costs. The greater flexibility of non-maintained settings that offer both state-funded and privately- funded provision is an obvious choice for parents seeking to access flexible, longer hours and/or wrap-around provision. This too raises the issue of cost, but is also dependent upon the provision of funded non-maintained provision in the local area. We recommend that the Welsh Government continue to research affordable childcare options and to consider the relationship between childcare and early years provision.
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Process evaluation of the Parents, Childcare and Employment (PaCE) Project: 8 December 2016

Process evaluation of the Parents, Childcare and Employment (PaCE) Project: 8 December 2016

2.11 The flexible, person-led approach is welcomed by all stakeholders and participants, which is helped by the lack of defined structure for PaCE. It is important that this flexibility is maintained to allow PaCE Advisers to react to situations and opportunities that arise in the geographical area that they serve. Furthermore, the various resources which PaCE Advisers can draw on are also welcomed, although the extent of demand for them is currently unclear. This is because the lack of PaCE training provision is likely to have restricted levels of demand for childcare provision. As a result, it is unclear whether the available budgets associated with this funding will be fully utilised.
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Process evaluation of the Parents, Childcare and Employment (PaCE) Project: 8 December 2016

Process evaluation of the Parents, Childcare and Employment (PaCE) Project: 8 December 2016

3.3 Semi-structured scoping interviews were undertaken with six key stakeholders during February 2016 by telephone. These included Welsh Government and DWP staff involved in the design and management of the project and two local authority representatives involved in the roll-out of Phase 1 of PaCE. These interviews aimed to explore the context within which the initial development of the model took place, the assumptions made in the project’s design, the early stages of implementation, and the current perspective on the project’s operation. (A copy of the discussion guide used to frame the scoping interviews can be found in Annex A).
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To evaluate the anterior and posterior compartment of prolapse, the speculum can be used. During the evaluation of each compartment, each patient is asked to do maneuver Valsalva, in order to determine the whole extent of prolapse. If the result of the Valsalva method is not in harmony with the description of the patient or with her symptoms, doing an examination in standing form while forcing an empty bladder is a useful method. The stages of prolapse are shown in Table 1.

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Evaluating the Foundation Phase : final report

Evaluating the Foundation Phase : final report

Additional practitioners were often seen as a vital resource in the successful implementation of the Foundation Phase, especially when a mixture of continuous, enhanced and focussed activities was in place. Generally, additional practitioners teamed up with the classroom teacher to implement focussed activities. These activities were generally with a small group of children, which would be rotated throughout the session along with a variety of continuous and enhanced activities in different areas of the classroom. Often, additional practitioners and/or teachers could take their small group to another space within the school to implement the focussed task; the hall and other multi-purpose learning environments were used as well as many outdoor spaces.
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XXIX ISSCT Congress 5-8 December 2016 Chiang Mai, Thailand Newsletter No. 1

XXIX ISSCT Congress 5-8 December 2016 Chiang Mai, Thailand Newsletter No. 1

oral and poster presentations in the five Commissions: Agriculture, Biology, Factory, Co- Products and Management. Plenary sessions and group discussions will also be held while the Workshop of the Management Commission will take place during the Congress. Delegates will be invited to a welcoming Cocktail in the evening of Sunday 4 December 2016, during which the Trade Exhibition will be inaugurated. The Cultural night and Farewell banquet will be held on Tuesday 6 and Thursday 8 December 2016.

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Evaluating the Foundation Phase : final report

Evaluating the Foundation Phase : final report

5.35 Given the Foundation Phase Capital Grant was transferred into the 21st Century School Grant from 2012/13 it is not clear whether further savings to capital expenditure in the Foundation Phase can actually be made by the Welsh Government. The evidence suggests that further resource may need to be provided in this area rather than less. The evaluation also proposes that capital expenditure be used more flexibly to encourage greater use of the outdoors, particularly in schools and settings that are constrained by the amount of outdoor space they have of their own.
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OSAS version 8 A foundation for the future

OSAS version 8 A foundation for the future

OSAS version 8 has all-new printing functionality to make it easier than ever to share information. Report selection screens contain new printing icons and a drop-down export menu within the toolbar, giving you complete printing controls without leaving the selection screens themselves. Use these icons to print the report, to preview the report on the screen, or to email the report directly from the report selection screen. If you use the built-in report archiving capabilities in OSAS, you can easily designate whether to archive this generated report from the toolbar as well.

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The questionnaire was aimed at collecting data on age, gender, BMI, disease control and treatment method, disease duration, alcohol consumption, smoking, and family and medical background. ECG was run in order to examine ischemic and rhythm disorders. Afterwards, ischemic heart diseases were checked using exercise test and in some patients using R/O scan. Heart function was examined and recorded using tissue Doppler echocardiography by an echocardiography subspecialist. Patients who had diastolic dysfunction were classified into mild, moderate, and acute groups 8 (Table 1).

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Enhancing Singapore’s Pension Scheme: A Blueprint for Further Flexibility

Enhancing Singapore’s Pension Scheme: A Blueprint for Further Flexibility

Although many developed countries have valuable experiences in establishing and implementing public pension schemes, it is evident that the Singapore government desires to build a system based on its own principles of governance and unique social structure, rather than simply adopting an existing system. Several characteristics of the current LIFE scheme distinguish it from other public pension systems. First, it is a defined-contribution scheme in which individuals get their benefits based on what they have contributed. Second, the scheme is compulsory and comprehensive, casting a wide safety net and mitigating the self-selection problem. Third, members in the scheme receive life-annuity payouts, which reduces longevity risk. Fourth, the scheme is managed by the
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The results of this study showed that the highest stress among dental specialists in different fields of dental specialties was in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, follo[r]

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blood flow assessment with color Doppler energy in pre- dicting pregnancy outcome of IVF-ET cycles. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology. 2010 [cited 2010 Oct 20];8:122. 7. Aghahoseini M, Tuba K, Marsousi V, Aleyasin A. Assess- ment of endometrial-subendometrial blood flow detected by color doppler sonography and uterine receptivity in in- fertile women. Acta Medica Iranica. 2008;46(6):461–6. 8. Riad ON, Hak AA. Assessment of endometrial receptivity

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According to the RAM, adaptation is a set of processes through which an individual responds to environmental changes or stimuli. The aim of nursing interventions in the RAM is to enhance adaptive responses in each of the four physiological, self-concept, interdependence, and role function modes. As one of the adaptive modes in the RAM, self-concept is defined as individuals’ feelings about oneself and is influenced by many factors chiefly others’ reactions. Self-concept consists of three components including physical self, personal self, and interpersonal self. Physical self is an individual’s perception of his/ her own body while interpersonal self is an individual’s perception in relation with others 8 . The RAM, particularly
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is above 25, they will be enrolled in this trial. At the baseline assessment, inclusion and exclusion criteria will be checked again and participants will be informed about the details of the research project by the researcher. After obtaining the written consent, the researcher will give them the HADS questionnaire to assess anxiety and depression symptoms. Participants with HADS scores of 8 and more will be referred to a psychiatrist for a clinical interview based on the DSM-IV. Participants with mental disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and serious thoughts of suicide will be excluded and referred to treatment. Thereafter, to assess quality of life, the researcher will use a questionnaire by the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life (EORTCQLQ-C30) and a breast cancer specific questionnaire (BR-23) 43 . Blood tests will
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The number of ACHD patients included in this study was mainly limited by Malta’s small population. Due to the study design and the nature of the data collection process, the authors had no control on the characteristics of the patients answering the questionnaire. As a consequence, our ACHD cohort had a much smaller representation of patients with mild disease. In itself, this is not unexpected, considering that patients with mild lesions usually require far less frequent clinical follow-up than those with more complex disease, often in the range of every two to three years, as per international guideline recommendations [20]. Also, this study included only ACHD patients that were under active clinical follow-up at the time of data collection. This process mainly excluded patients with mild CHD who were formally discharged from follow-up, as considered treated, together with a minority of patients who still warranted clinical attention but who had been lost to follow-up. As a result, at the end of the data collection phase, our ACHD cohort had a higher proportion of patients that had undergone more cardiac procedures and that were more likely to have limiting symptoms secondary to their heart disease. In turn, this had the potential of negatively skewing the overall educational achievements and employment of the ACHD cohort. Ultimately, the fact that, despite a higher number of patients with moderate or severe disease than other reported studies, our ACHD patients still had comparable educational levels and employment to the general population, helps re-inforce our positive findings.
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written consent was obtained from each patient according to the declaration of Helsinki and the ethical committee of all included hospitals. All patients were subjected to full history taking, clinical examination, ECG and echocardiograph to assess left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Diabetes mellitus, hypertension, dyslipidemia, stable angina, unstable angina, acute coronary syndrome and heart failure were defined according to the American Heart Association definitions for measuring the clinical management and outcomes of patients with ACS [9]. Laboratory studies included CBC, blood urea, serum creatinine, electrolytes, fasting blood sugar and lipid profile. Serum cTNI and CKMB were recorded on admission and every 8 hours during hospital admission time. The maximum values for cTNI and CK-MB were used for comparisons. The eCrCl, based on serum creatinine value on admission, was calculated using the Cockcroft and Gault equation [10]. It classified patients into 4 groups as per Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (K/DOQI) guidelines on classification of CKD: [11]
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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the event free survival from major adverse cardiac events (MACE) for ST- segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients w[r]

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Diabetes has also been shown to be an important risk factor for stroke in migrant South Asians. South Asians with T2DM had higher incidence of stroke than Europeans (HR 1.97, p=0.038) in the population based prospective ‘Southall and Brent Revisited (SABRE)’ study from Southall, London, UK [68] In a study of 9,731 patients from 20 general practices in South Africa, South Asians with stroke had a higher prevalence of diabetes than whites with stroke (26% vs. 8%, respectively) [69] Diabetes was also found to be more frequent in Asian Indian (52%) compared to Chinese (40%) patients with ischemic stroke in Singapore [70]. The mortality due to stroke is higher in migrant South Asians than in white Caucasians and glycemic status has been seen to be a predictor of long-term stroke mortality [71]. In a study of 242 South Asian patients with ischemic stroke in Birmingham, UK, diabetes was an independent predictor of five year mortality (OR 1.65, p=0.039) [72].
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Myocardial fibrosis could represent a substrate for the generation of malignant ventricular tachyarrhythmias, which is the current pathway for sudden cardiac death in HCM [5]. In an autopsy study in patients with HCM who died suddenly, the calculated interstitial collagen volume fraction was about 8 times greater than in control subjects and 3 times higher than in patients with essential hypertension [6], a condition well known to have interstitial fibrosis [7,8]. Fibrosis comprised 15% (up to 27%) of the transmural septal tissue sections [6]. However, currently we do not know which type of fibrosis is more relevant for generating
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Immunodeficiency Virus in the blood is called (HIV) infection. Development of the disease which causes the cellular and humoral immunodeficiency is called AIDS. New criteria Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that contains a wealth of opportunistic infections which indicates severe cellular/humoral immune deficiency and also contains some cancers and other disorders are associated with severe immunodeficiency, the occurrence of any of these disorders in individuals that his immune deficiency has no other reason diagnosed as HIV infected. According to new CDC definitions, patient with severe immune deficiencies is an individual whose CD4 counts are less than 200 per cubic milliliter 8 .
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