Top PDF Speech: Damian Hinds: 2019 NAHT conference: 3 May 2019

Speech: Damian Hinds: 2019 NAHT conference: 3 May 2019

Speech: Damian Hinds: 2019 NAHT conference: 3 May 2019

But, and I want to be perfectly clear about this, I back you to do your jobs, to make the right professional choices in the best interests of all your pupils and your teachers. And I expect you to be able to do this free from intimidation by others. I am pleased that my department is working with the NAHT to explore what some of the ongoing problems are and how we can solve them.

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Speech: Damian Hinds: speech at the Association of School and College Leaders' annual conference 2019: 15 March 2019

Speech: Damian Hinds: speech at the Association of School and College Leaders' annual conference 2019: 15 March 2019

I recognise that workload is a tough one to crack. For many years now teachers have been reporting working excessive hours, but I hope we may now, with will and concerted action from all the actors in the system, be at a turning point. And what is making the biggest difference by far is what headteachers and principals are doing.

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Speech: Education Secretary Damian Hinds addresses the NSPCC conference about online safety: 27 June 2019

Speech: Education Secretary Damian Hinds addresses the NSPCC conference about online safety: 27 June 2019

curriculum, the citizenship curriculum, and the computing curriculum. And it’s based on the premise that if you really understand the technology, you’re less likely to get used by the technology. So, you know, you understand the anatomy of a URL. You understand an IEP address. Actually, then, even when the technology changes, your knowledge is somewhat future proofed for how it will develop. But it’s not just about understanding technology, it’s about understanding technique. So, you know, we tend to quite often focus on the outputs, if you like, of bad stuff online, people trying to defraud you, people pretending to be someone they’re not, in the worse cases grooming of a minor. But actually, you’re more likely to not be a victim of these kind of things, and indeed what may come after them, because we don’t know what the successor to phishing will be, but there will be something else.
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Speech: Damian Hinds: Education Secretary speaks to leaders of diversity network: 9 March 2019

Speech: Damian Hinds: Education Secretary speaks to leaders of diversity network: 9 March 2019

The roundtable concluded that we need far more teachers from ethnic minorities in schools as role models for young students. Seeing teachers, and a headteacher in particular, who are from minorities can help motivate young people and encourage them to go for their goals. It is a virtuous circle: more teachers from racial and ethnic minorities are positive role models, which in turn can drive academic achievement. Last October we published a statement of intent, our commitment to increasing the diversity of the teaching workforce. We are pleased that groups from across the sector – unions like NAHT and ASCL and
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Proceedings of AllerGen 2019 Research Conference

Proceedings of AllerGen 2019 Research Conference

Background: Many early-life environmental factors of Westernized lifestyle are risk factors for asthma and support a common theme of decreased early-life microbial exposure, which may contribute to hypersensitivity diseases in childhood [1]. Several of these factors (e.g. antibiotics) are potentially modifiable, yet have not been addressed despite the continued rise in asthma prevalence [2] and mounting evidence in support of exposure to beneficial microbes in infancy [3]. Here, we examine the associations between early-life antibiotic use, the structure of the gut microbiome, and risk of childhood asthma. Methods: We studied 2644 children from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study, who were clinically assessed for asthma at age 5 years. In an asthma-enriched subset (n = 1000), gut micro- biota was defined by 16SrRNA sequencing of stool samples collected at 3 and 12 months of age. Conditional logistic regressions (stratified for study center) were performed to evaluate the association between systemic anti- biotic use in the first 12 months of life and the diagnosis of definite asthma at age 5 years. Generalized linear mixed effect models were applied to define associations between microbiome diversity and asthma. All analy- ses were adjusted for sex, parity, mode of delivery, birth weight, birth sea- son, breastfeeding, parental atopy and ethnicity.
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Speech: Nadhim Zahawi: Children and Families Minister address at ADCS conference: 5 July 2019

Speech: Nadhim Zahawi: Children and Families Minister address at ADCS conference: 5 July 2019

And we must continue with our whole system transformation, such as supporting local areas to deliver the Children and Families Act reforms, to make sure all children and young people wit[r]

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Speech: Sally Collier: Understanding the regulation of End-Point Assessments: The Apprenticeships Conference April 2019

Speech: Sally Collier: Understanding the regulation of End-Point Assessments: The Apprenticeships Conference April 2019

proportionately, and in combinations that will have the best effect. Yes, that does mean that on occasions we may issue fines and direct End- Point Assessment Organisations – or EPAOs as I shall call them henceforth - to do certain things, but it is always with the intention of securing standards and promoting public confidence, which go hand in hand. In short, regulation enables us to set and maintain high standards, and to protect the interests of learners and those who rely on

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JEFFERIES 2019 LONDON HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE

JEFFERIES 2019 LONDON HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE

CANDIDATE TARGETS PARTNER COMMERCIAL RIGHTS DISCOVERY PRECLINICAL PHASE I PHASE II PRS-343 HER2/4-1BB n/a Pieris Worldwide. + Anti-PD-L1 n/a[r]

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Speech: Chris Skidmore: 'Going global' in higher education: 13 May 2019

Speech: Chris Skidmore: 'Going global' in higher education: 13 May 2019

As a UK Minister, I can’t stand here this afternoon without mentioning the elephant in the room that is Brexit. And I’m sure many of you are already sat there thinking what Brexit means for the UK’s international ambitions. Brexit may well mean that we are set to leave the European Union, but it certainly does not mean that we are leaving Europe or, indeed, any of our global education and research partnerships behind.

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Speech: Liam Fox: Secretary of State speech at International Education Strategy event: 1 May 2019

Speech: Liam Fox: Secretary of State speech at International Education Strategy event: 1 May 2019

Find out more about cookies or hide this message GOV.UK Search Home Departments Worldwide How government works Get involved Publications Consultations Statistics News and communications [r]

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Findings of the 2019 Conference on Machine Translation (WMT19)

Findings of the 2019 Conference on Machine Translation (WMT19)

The UEDIN systems are supervised NMT sys- tems based on the transformer architecture and trained using Marian (Junczys-Dowmunt et al., 2018). For English↔Gujarati, synthetic parallel data from two sources, backtranslation and pivot- ing through Hindi, is produced using unsupervised and semi-supervised NMT models, pre-trained us- ing a cross-lingual language objective (Lample and Conneau, 2019) For German→English, the impact of vast amounts of back-translated train- ing data on translation quality is studied, and some additional insights are gained over (Edunov et al., 2018). Towards the end of training, for German → English and Chinese ↔ English, the mini-batch size was increased up to fifty-fold by delaying gradient updates (Bogoychev et al., 2018) as an alternative to learning rate cooldown (Smith, 2018). For Chinese↔English, a compar- ison of different segmentation strategies showed that character-based decoding was superior to the translation of subwords when translating into Chi- nese. Pre-processing strategies were also inves- tigated for English → Czech, showing that pre- processing can be simplified without loss to MT quality.
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Volume 08 Issue 03 (2019) May-June 2019

Volume 08 Issue 03 (2019) May-June 2019

This information may come from the social networks that managers have built along their academic and professional careers. Gelatkanycz and Hambrick [39] stated that the social networks of a manager can contribute to better performance in two ways: first, by improving access to external resources (funding), and second by acquiring information about the management methods used in other companies. From the above discussion, it may be concluded that there are common factors that can explain a positive covariation between the higher performance of entrepreneurs in their real businesses and a better outcome of their financial investments.
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Queen's Speech 2019 : Her Majesty’s most gracious speech to both Houses of Parliament : 14 October 2019

Queen's Speech 2019 : Her Majesty’s most gracious speech to both Houses of Parliament : 14 October 2019

My Ministers will continue to develop proposals to improve internet safety, and will bring forward laws to implement new building safety standards.. My Ministers will ensure that all you[r]

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Abstracts of the 12th European Cytogenomics Conference 2019

Abstracts of the 12th European Cytogenomics Conference 2019

The reason for incomplete penetrance of the large-scale chromo- somal copy number variation (CNV) in human genome is still de- bated. One of the possible compensatory mechanisms may be related to intrinsic genetically and developmentally determined epigenetic chromatin modifications. For example skewed X- chromosome inactivation (sXCI) may have a protective effect for a woman's health by suppressing X-linked CNVs in her karyotype. How- ever, one can suggest, that inheritance of these CNVs from maternal side by the embryo may be incompatible with its normal develop- ment. If this true, male embryos or female embryos with random X- inactivation are in the elevated risk group in families with pregnancy loss. To test this hypothesis, X-inactivation status was estimated by classical methylation-specific assay in blood lymphocytes from 203 women, heterozygous for AR locus, with a history of spontaneous abortions with normal karyotype as well as in 97 women without re- productive problem, having two or more pregnancies with successful outcome. The incidence of sXCI was significantly higher in women with pregnancy loss than in the control (21% and 7%, respectively, p=0.009). Subsequent molecular karyotyping of 9 women with repro- ductive losses and extreme sXCI ( ≥ 90%) using SurePrint G3 Human CGH+SNP 4×180K Microarray Kit (Agilent Technologies, USA) re- vealed X-linked CNVs for eight of them presented by Xp22.33, Xq28 microduplications and Xp11.23, Xq24 microdeletions. Surprisingly, enrichment analysis revealed that genes localized within CNVs are as- sociated with intellectual disability (RAB39B, UBE2A, L1CAM, CLIC2, p=0.0043), including X-linked syndromic mental retardation, Nasci- mento type (MIM 300860) and Xq28 microduplication syndrome (MIM 300815). An observed link between pregnancy loss and risk for birth of a child with developmental delay or intellectual disability re- quires special attention for further elucidation of essential genetic and epigenetic mechanisms related to prenatal selection and accu- mulation of X-linked CNVs in the population. This study is supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, grant 18-015-00437.
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Vol 10, No 3 (2019)

Vol 10, No 3 (2019)

students heard a recorded spoken version of the song. Legg (2009) tested the impact of the song on text recall through an active production of the students: participants had either to rehearse and perform a musical version of a poem or either to answer questions and play memory games. Results show that the students in the musical condition obtain higher results on a translation task than the students in the non-musical situation. However, contradictory evidence was found in other studies. In order to examine word recall in the mother tongue, Racette & Peretz (2007) tested university students in three conditions: either they heard the song and they repeated singing, either they heard the song and they repeated speaking, either they heard the spoken lyrics and they repeated speaking. Unexpectedly, participants recalled fewer words when singing than when speaking, whereas the presentation mode (song or spoken lyrics) had no influence on lyric recall. The authors concluded that ‘the best strategy for learning song lyrics is to ignore the melody. The melody seems to interfere rather than facilitate word recall in songs […]’(Racette & Peretz, 2007, p. 250). As Ludke, Ferreira, & Overy (2014) write ‘one possible explanation for this unexpected result is that the folk songs used by Racette and Peretz had complex, nonrepetitive melodic lines’ (p.43). Furthermore, a non-beneficial effect of songs was also found by Kilgour et al. (2000). They tested lyrics recall with sung lyrics and spoken lyrics. They first observed better recall with the sung than with the spoken version. In a second experiment, they manipulated the presentation rate, so that the duration of the sung and the spoken versions were identical. They found that with an equal presentation rate, there was no advantage for sung over spoken lyrics and suggested that ‘[P]previous findings of melody's aiding text recall may be attributed to presentation rate’ (Kilgour et al., 2000, p. 700).
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Vol 10, No 3 (2019)

Vol 10, No 3 (2019)

The process of developing a broader cultural identity has been described and can be envisioned in three stages. During the first stage, cultural identity is "unexamined", not part of our day-to-day thoughts. At a second stage, prompted by a personal or educational experience, often during adolescence, an individual may begin to explore their personal heritage. At a third stage, the individual will have developed understanding and acceptance of a broader, more complex version of their cultural identity (Phinney & Rotheram, 1987; Phinney, 1989). A parallel process at the national or regional level could be envisioned as having three very similar stages.
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Conference Proceedings: Aurora Scientific Day 2019

Conference Proceedings: Aurora Scientific Day 2019

Background: Aurora Health Care’s opioid stewardship committee (OSC) was created to optimize and standardize pain management in patients while minimizing the use of opioids and reducing the number of patients who develop opioid use disorder. In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established guidelines for prescribing opioids, but execution and awareness of the current guidelines is inconsistent across the system. An initiative of the OSC is to ensure that all providers are following the CDC opioid-prescribing guidelines. The specific goals of this committee are to: 1) reduce the total amount of opioids prescribed in morphine milligram equivalents (MMEs); 2) reduce the number of patients co-prescribed opioids and benzodiazepines; and 3) minimize the number of patients started on chronic opioid agonist therapy. Purpose: An opioid-prescribing dashboard was designed to assess baseline opioid-prescribing practices and the goals of the OSC. The opioid-prescribing dashboard provides leadership visibility to MME prescribing trends and prescribing practices deviating outside the CDC opioid-prescribing guidelines.
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Volume 08 Issue 03 (2019) May-June 2019

Volume 08 Issue 03 (2019) May-June 2019

Third, the motivated individual will enjoy the task of learning the course. Such an individual will say that it is fun, a challenge, and enjoyable, even though at times enthusiasm may be less than at other times [20].Motivation is also examined in terms of the intrinsic and extrinsic motives of the learner. Those who learn for their own self- perceived needs and goals are intrinsically motivated and those who pursue a goal only to receive an external reward from someone else are extrinsically motivated [21].

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Volume 08 Issue 03 (2019) May-June 2019

Volume 08 Issue 03 (2019) May-June 2019

With the definition of shifts that have taken place to achieve competitive advantage in light of this economy by addressing the importance of intellectual capital as a new and [r]

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London Trauma Conference 2019

London Trauma Conference 2019

The volume of knife/sharp instrument offences has increased by 44% since the year ending March 2011[1]. The particular geographical dis- tribution of the rise in knife crime is thought to be related to county lines ‘ drug-selling gangs ’ [2]. The term County Lines was first coined at the Home Office in 2013 and involves child criminal exploitation; gangs using children and vulnerable people to move drugs and money [3]. The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence of deliberate pene- trating trauma attended by semi-rural air ambulance service (Air Ambulance Kent, Surrey & Sussex) and evaluate whether there is an increase of case load and geographical link to county lines.
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