Ashby, United Kingdom - August 28th 2009. A detailed survey into parents
perceptions of security in schools published today by TAC UK - the building
management and energy services business of Schneider Electric - reveals that
security, not the standard of education or attainment, is the main concern
for parents of primary and secondary school pupils in the UK.
Bullying - physical, verbal and increasingly ‘cyber' (using mobile phones
&/or the internet) - school trespassers and physical attack involving knives
and guns were cited as the main areas of concern by parents.
There was a significant difference between the responses of primary and
secondary schoolchildren's parents, with 11% fewer secondary schoolchildren's
parents saying they felt their child was "very safe" at school.
Looking at secondary schoolchildren parents' responses regarding what made
them "Worried" ... (more)
Dear Dr. Fournier:
Your columns ring very close to home. I have worked very hard since I
graduated from college. I have a wife and two children and what I thought was
a great job. Each day, I thought I was getting closer to the top of the
corporate ladder. I have been willing to do everything necessary in order to
Recently, I began to realize that kids straight out of college were suddenly
my peers. They were at my level without having to do all the extra work and
overtime hours I did to get where I am. As if that were not enough, I was
told it was in my best intere... (more)
eLearnIT LLC released an update to its Essential PowerBuilder Series training
course that adds support for Sybase PowerBuilder's latest version 12 Classic.
The update is immediately available to all current and future users. Yakov
Werde, managing partner of eLearnIT, notes, "It is our intention to remain
current with the PowerBuilder product. The course now provides lab exercises
and solution sets for both PowerBuilder versions 11.5 and 12.0 Classic.
Developers taking the training can pick their lab environment based on the
version of PowerBuilder most appropriate to them."
To l... (more)
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
To the President of Syria, Mr. and Mrs. Bashar al-Assad
Mr. and Mrs. President Bashar al-Assad:
At the tender age of 17 months my severely ill daughter Sofia, an American
citizen, was abducted by her mother on Monday, July 26, in Istanbul, Turkey,
and taken to Syria.
Fox News: ▸ video ▸ story
I was informed yesterday by Sofia's mother that she will not be coming back
to the United States nor will she allow Sofia to return home.
Sofia has been diagnosed with a severe medical condition that requires
immediate treatment in the Un... (more)
Klee Associates, a SAP training and education provider, has announced the
launch of a new blog dedicated to SAP training and education. The new blog,
titled SAP Training: Taming the Beast, will serve as an ideal setting for SAP
users to obtain free information and education on SAP's ERP software
The blog will offer frequent discussions on all aspects of SAP training and
education, SAP best practices, SAP certification, SAP configuration, SAP how
to instructions, SAP integration, and SAP implementations. Jocelyn Hayes,
Klee Associates' resident SAP expert, will provide ... (more)
Since her abduction by her mother last summer, my two-year-old US citizen
daughter, who is in ailing health, remains in her abducted country of Syria
under the immigration status of "Palestinian Immigrant Worker."
Fox News: ▸ video ▸ story
Sofia needs to appear every three months before Syrian immigration
authorities to renew her "guest worker" visa, stamped in her American
Syria, one of the most oppressed regimes in the world together with North
Korea and Iran, does not offer many human rights, freedom or democracy, nor
does it recognize the International Hague Conve... (more)