75th Anniversary of the Bombing of Dresden: Remembrance, Dialogue, Interaction

Dresden. On 13 February 2020, Dresden will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of the city centre's destruction during World War II. At 15:00, Federal President Mr Steinmeier will hold a commemorative speech; he will then join a human chain around the city centre together with the mayor of Dresden, Dirk Hilbert, and guests from Dresden's twin cities (18:00). "Ever since the human chain was initiated ten years ago, the people of Dresden have stood hand in hand, linking remembrance with protesting peacefully against hatred and violence. Dresden will demonstrate that cooperation on the basis of our shared fundamental social values can overcome divisions; the only way to combat…

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UK Government websites fail to meet plain English guidelines

VisibleThread identifies that 92% of Central Government and 66% of Local Governments sites analysed do not meet recommended readability standards Cambridge UK, Wednesday 27th April 2016. VisibleThread, a global leader in content quality management, has released its latest readability reports. This analysis was undertaken on 26 Central Government agency websites and 12 Local Government websites. VisibleThread logoIn 2014, the UK Government’s Digital Service, part of the Cabinet Group’s Efficiency and Reform Service issued its content design: planning, writing and managing content guidelines. These guidelines mandate UK Government Departments to communicate online in a clear, concise and well-organized way. In its Writing for GOV.UK guide, there are specific guidelines…

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VisionConsult presents “Village of the Future” for Roma Inclusion

Global consulting company takes part in High Level Event on EU Funds Contribution to Roma IntegrationSofia, Bulgaria, 20 June 2011 - Global consulting company VisionConsult International takes advantage of the High Level Event on EU Funds Contribution to Roma Integration to present their “Village of the Future” project. The event in Sofia from 21 – 22 June 2011 is organized by the European Commission.The living conditions of the 10 to 12 million Roma in Europe are often insufficient and are characterized by poor housing, low health standards, extreme poverty, unemployment and difficult access to education. A region with strong Roma minorities is the Balkans, with countries like Bulgaria,…

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Is This How You Break A Society?

Social Policy Association reports on implications of ‘historic’ welfare reforms‘In Defence of Welfare’, a wide-ranging analysis of the coalition government’s 2010 Spending Review is published today by the Social Policy Association (SPA), which promotes the study of social policy and advances the role of social policy research within policy making, practice and wider public debates. Social Policy Association LogoComprising 24 short pieces by leading social policy commentators, ‘In Defence of Welfare’ explores the likely impacts of reforms across a range of policy areas and advances arguments and evidence for alternative approaches.  Copies of the report have today (9 February 2011) been delivered to all MPs, Peers, Welsh, Scottish…

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Children Pick Nick As Next “Prime Monster”

More Than 30,000 Take Part In Moshi Monsters’ kids PollLONDON – May 6th – Nick Clegg was given a monster boost today by winning nearly half of the votes in the biggest children’s poll in the UK to choose their favourite leader online.Moshi Monsters More than 30,000 youngsters voted in the election staged by leading computer game Moshi Monsters – http://www.moshimonsters.com - and the Liberal Democrat leader scooped 49 per cent, beating David Cameron on 31 per cent and Gordon Brown on 20 per cent.Players were asked to select their favourite from one of three fun monster characters – Nick Legg, David Camergroan and Groardon Frown – who…

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Super-Fast Cable! Lib Dems Triumph In Broadband Battle

Hot on the heels of Nick Clegg’s triumphs in the TV election debates the Lib Dems can now claim another victory – Clegg’s colleague Vince Cable is the senior politician whose constituents enjoy the fastest broadband in the UK. Vince Cable’s constituents in Twickenham on average get speeds over two megabits faster than those in Alistair Darling’s constituency in Edinburgh South West.That’s according to speed test data from Top10.com, the UK’s most popular broadband comparison service.With the general election fast approaching, Top10.com analysed over 9,000 speed tests taken by web users over the last three months in the constituencies of 12 senior politicians from the three main parties,…

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Nick and David neck and neck, but Gordon behind, says British business

Survey of UK companies shows LibDems and Conservatives in equal tussle for business opinion(London, Tuesday 27th April 2010) New research amongst British business about the economic competence of the three main political parties has revealed evidence of the Clegg Effect in the country’s commercial community.  The new survey, conducted by business analysts Lindsell Marketing, shows British firms believe the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats on a par for economic competence, but Labour trails far behind.Over 1,000 firms responded to the Lindsell Marketing survey, which ended on 25th April.  They were asked, “Which of the three main political parties do you believe is best placed to give business the kind…

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60% of UK Families sceptical of genuine nature of political parties

Conservatives on track for families with a ‘safer’ UK60% of families don’t see party policies as genuine or relevant32% of families don’t think any party has the power to make Britain more family friendly18% feel the Conservatives are the more ‘family friendly’ party, a marginal win over Labour with 15%Flexible working hours NOT a priority for families – reducing crime and making UK safer is (13% vote for work arrangements compared to 27% reducing crime)Making the UK safer and reducing crime would be the main priority for parents as one of the first things they would do to create a more family friendly UK. According to a poll…

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Private tutors say no to government vetting scheme

Eight out of ten say it will do nothing to stop paedophiles accessing children Thousands of tutors employed by parents to give their children private lessons are set to refuse to register under a controversial new government safeguarding scheme.thetutorpages.com logoA poll published today, carried out for the thetutorpages.com website, shows that nearly three-quarters of self-employed tutors for whom the scheme is voluntary will refuse to register.The poll also shows tutors believe overwhelmingly that the scheme, designed to protect children and vulnerable adults from potential abuse, will fail to prevent paedophiles from gaining access to children.The findings come as the Conservatives published their election manifesto, which includes a commitment…

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