News story: Yellow Label Service moratorium

first_imgA moratorium has been put in place on new technical and applied qualifications entering the performance tables. This will remain until at least 2020 whilst a qualifications review takes place.The review may lead to significant changes in the qualifications offered by awarding bodies to students. It may also be the case that some qualifications continue to be offered, but are no longer funded by the Department for Education, in which case it would not be appropriate for them to be covered by the Yellow Label Service contract.Given the uncertainty about future changes to the system, a moratorium has been imposed on including new technical and applied qualifications in the Yellow Label Service until the moratorium ends.This moratorium does not apply to GCSE, GCE and Functional Skills qualifications, which will still be considered as normal.last_img read more

Wellington Christmas Decorating contest winners announced

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (8) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Becky Basinger · 243 weeks ago This is crazy! The house on west 16th has an incredible show and should have, at the very least placed in this contest! Something just doesn’t seem right about that! Report Reply 5 replies · active 242 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Mje · 242 weeks ago Do you even know that they entered? Report Reply +4 Vote up Vote down Andrea Kreifels · 242 weeks ago Yes, we entered. We submitted our form the very first day it came out. We’ve been planning our house all year, since we didn’t place last year either. Our house is different than the houses that won. You just can’t drive by, you have to watch. There’s a countdown on the house that shows how many minutes until a show plays. The shows play every 10 minutes. There’s 6 different songs programmed to dance. Programming takes a long time…last year we had 3 songs, but we couldn’t reuse them because we tripled last year’s set up and had to upgrade the software we used. Eventually, we will have enough to keep the show going continuously. We have a radio station that plays the music and gives info on the whole set up. I know our house is different. It’s beautiful to us, we did it for us, not for the competition. While we are disappointed that we didn’t place this year either, we are happy for the ones that did. But, our house will never look like theirs. We enjoy the customization and unique aspect too much. Often times, you’ll see me standing out there watching. Because, even though I’ve spent so much time working on it this year playing the songs over and over to make each set of lights work exactly the way I want it to, I still find it beautiful and I’m so overjoyed with how it looks and I love watching it! We’ve got bigger things planned next year; it’s only going to get bigger from here! I Report Reply +4 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 242 weeks ago Andrea, it would help if you could include an address so we know where to go to see your great decorations. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Andrea · 242 weeks ago Sorry… It’s 909 W 16th. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Becky Basinger · 242 weeks ago Yes they entered according to a post on summer county buy sell trade Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down sunshine · 242 weeks ago Way to go Nelsons They work really hard every year. They really have the spirit. Report Reply 0 replies · active 242 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Home town Boy · 242 weeks ago That’s the way it works in Wellington Report Reply 0 replies · active 242 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments From left, Wellington Mayor Shelley Hansel; WACC director Annarose White; City Administrative Clerk Kelly Ford and City Manager Roy Eckert receiving the Lightpole decorating contest first place prize.By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the Christmas decorating contest at its coffee held Thursday morning.The winners are as follows:Business 1.Wheatland Services, 120 N. Washington.2. Lucky Rhinestone, 114 S. Washington.3. Geranamo Gifts, 116 S. Washington.Residential1. Mark Ellis, 1128 North C. St.2. Lee and Brenda Neslson, 1404 N. Plum.3. Maggie Redford, 405 S. Olive.Pole Decorating Contest1. City of Wellington.2. No. 7 Coffeehouse.3. Cornerbank.We will have pictures later tonight of the winning Christmas decorations.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more