“The developers have way, way, way too much sway with the council members,” she said. “I mean, even neighborhood council members have a hard time seeing their council members. But you go to a council meeting and there are developers that go into the backroom to talk to them, and there’s no accounting for any of it.” … [Read more...] about With FBI probe looming, L.A. City Council members revive plan to limit developer donations
At a Tuesday morning news conference, Beutner said that the 31,000 members of United Teachers Los Angeles collectively are losing $10 million a day. The union represents teachers, nurses, librarians and counselors. On Monday, he said, the district lost $25 million because only about one-third of students showed up. That’s a net loss of $15 million. … [Read more...] about L.A. teachers bask in support for strike, but pressure grows to settle amid financial losses
Video PUBLISHED: 15:42 16 January 2019 | UPDATED: 16:02 16 January 2019 Taz Ali TV presenter Jake Humphrey posted a video of the aftermath of a crash in East Heckington, Lincolshire. Picture: Jake Humphrey Jake Humphrey The impact of a late night crash has left his car torn to pieces, but TV presenter Jake Humphrey said he was thankful to escape with no serious injury. Jake Humphrey was involved in a crash in East Heckington, Lincolnshire. Picture: ANTONY KELLYThe BT Sports presenter was on his way home to Norwich from Blackburn, Lancshire, in the early hours of this morning (January 16) when he was involved in a single-vehicle collision on the A17 in East Heckington, Lincolnshire. He told followers on Twitter that he only sustained a few bumps and bruises and posted a video showing the extensive damage to his Mercedes Benz.He thanked Lincolnshire police and the fire service, as well as a family from the village “who got the kettle on”.A … [Read more...] about TV presenter Jake Humphrey involved in late night crash
OFSTED is the organisation that aims to make sure children are being cared for and taught properly across the UK. Here's all you need to know on the independent watchdog - and the different ratings they can be awarded. What is Ofsted? Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. It reports directly to Parliament and is independent and impartial. By law it must inspect schools to give information to parents, to promote improvement and to hold staff to account. How do the school inspection reports work? After the inspection, Ofsted publishes a public report that contains information on the school’s performance, its pupils’ work, observation reports on lessons and views from staff, parents and pupils. They can be valuable when your family are deciding which schools to apply to. It was announced on 16th January that Ofsted inspections would be less narrowly focused on exam results. Schools that teach a narrow curriculum … [Read more...] about What is Ofsted, how do school inspection reports work and what is the rating system?
THIS is the terrifying moment fireballs shoot from a passenger jet's engine in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil just moments after take off. The Sao-Paulo-bound plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Tuesday following the horror incident which was captured by a passenger. In the footage filmed by a passenger, the plane ascends over the city as blasts of fire burst from the engine under the wing several times. The Gol airline flight took off from the Santos Dumont Airport in Rio heading for Congonhas Airport but had to land at Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport after a "technical limitation" in one of the engines, officials said. The Brazilian airline said once the issue with the Boeing 737 was discovered, an "alternate landing" was necessary. In statement, Gol wrote: "Gol informs that after flight G3 1025 took off, the flight crew identified a technical limitation in one of the engines, making an alternate landing necessary at the international airport of Rio de Janeiro." … [Read more...] about Terrifying video shows fireballs shooting from passenger jet’s engine forcing emergency landing minutes after take-off in Rio