The Principal of Ballycastle High School, Mr Ian Williamson began his Prize Night address to pupils, parents and assembled guests by praising the school’s positive child-centred ethos, ‘which is at the heart of this All Ability School’. Welcoming Mr Chairman, Reverend Doctor Mawhinney, former and present students, ladies and gentlemen, he said: “As I stand here today, I am proud to tell you that I believe our school has a positive child-centred ethos, which is at the heart of this All Ability School. This is encapsulated in our school’s mission statement and our aims to give our pupils the opportunity to develop a positive self-image and the capacity to live as independent motivated adults, who have the ability to function effectively as contributing members of society.“We strive to do this by encouraging in our pupils the development of academic wellbeing, moral wellbeing and physical wellbeing. With this in mind, I am very pleased to welcome you … [Read more...] about At the heart is an all ability school!
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Good morning and welcome to the Business Breakfast live blog for Friday, July 26. I'm Coreena Ford and I'm running the blog this week. The business team's live blog brings you all the breaking news from across the North East, the UK and beyond - basically anything and everything from the world of business. This morning's blog starts with TSB's half yearly results which read the full impact of its IT migration failures, which left thousands of customers frustrated. The bank reported a half-year loss of £107.4m, saying its financial performance was "significantly impacted" by recent IT migration failures and the subsequent disruption to services. The results also detail how a dedicated team has now been set up to deal with the fallout. As usual, I'll drop in links to some of our other stories you may have missed. Don't forget to join our ChronicleLive business group on Facebook so you can get the latest news from our business team. And if you'd like to contribute tweet at … [Read more...] about Business Breakfast LIVE: TSB swings to loss of £107m amid IT migration failures
A top Head Hunters gang member has had his prison sentence shortened because of his ill-health. Meth boss William "Bird" Hines was found guilty for his leading role in manufacturing around one kilogram of methamphetamine in 2015. 'Grandfather of crime' gets 17 years for meth Headhunters members had made between $280k-500k of meth - Crown During sentencing, the court heard how Hines has Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and end stage renal failure. He was jailed for 18 years and six months in April last year and given a minimum non-parole period of eight years and four months. However Hines appealed his sentence length, claiming the judge "gave insufficient consideration" to his health and "the degree of extra suffering that the condition would result in from a sentence of imprisonment". "The judge failed to give consideration to section 8 of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 (NZBORA) which guarantees the right to life," Hines' appeal stated. He also argued his conviction was … [Read more...] about Head Hunters meth boss William ‘Bird’ Hines wins appeal against sentence length
Read more transcripts from Face the Nation here. MARGARET BRENNAN, CBS NEWS: It's Sunday May 20. I'm Margaret Brennan. And this is FACE THE NATION. (BEGIN AUDIO CLIP) UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We have several shots fired. (END AUDIO CLIP) BRENNAN: The country is reeling from yet another deadly school shooting. This time, eight students and two teachers were killed and 13 injured at Santa Fe High School just outside of Houston on Friday. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: This has been going on too long in our country, too many years, too many decades now. (END VIDEO CLIP) BRENNAN: We will have the latest on what motivated the 17-year-old attacker to take his father's shotgun and revolver to stage a massacre at his own high school. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) GOV. GREG ABBOTT (R), TEXAS: The red flag warnings were either nonexistent or very imperceptible. (END VIDEO CLIP) BRENNAN: We will hear from Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, who says … [Read more...] about Full transcript: “Face the Nation” on May 20, 2018
Mikhail Ugarov, Gremina's husband and co-founder of Teatr.doc, died less than two months ago Yelena Gremina giving an interview the night "The Bolotnaya Case" premiered at Teatr.doc. John Freedman / MT When playwright, director and Teatr.doc founder Mikhail Ugarov died at the age of 62 in early April, many people said it was the end of an era. But on Wednesday when the news got out that Yelena Gremina, Ugarov’s wife and co-founder of Teatr.doc, died at the age of 61 of kidney and heart failure, an era did come to an end. This era of Teatr.doc, the era of “new Russian drama,” the era of the theater “where no one acts” — as Ugarov and Gremina used to say — is now part of the past. A Theater Where No One ActsTeatr.doc was officially founded by a large group of like-minded playwrights and directors in 2002. But the shining lights, the dual engines, the double rudders were Gremina and Ugarov. He took on the duties of artistic … [Read more...] about With Yelena Gremina’s Death, Teatr.doc Enters a New Era