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This year the UK is hosting the 2009 Cadet and Junior World Championships in Belfast. Currently, due to not enough individuals qualifying for the individual Junior event, Great Britain are only entering three weapons in the Junior Team events. As the team currently stands, Women's Foil, Women's Sabre and Men's Sabre will not have teams representing them in the team events (because, for each of those weapons only two individuals qualified - for a team you need a minimum of 3 fencers, but preferably 3 plus a reserve).
The 2009 Cadet and Junior World Championships in Belfast is a landmark event for fencing in the UK and we should take full advantage of it by fielding full teams. The team event also provides a valuable motivational and developmental opportunity for Junior fencers.
Please sign this petition now to show your support for sending full UK teams - to compete in the team event - for every weapon.
The Minister of Education established a Post Primary review Body to bring forward recommendations on the future organization of schools. The Review Body Report, usually known as the Burns Report, was published in 2001 (Post Primary Review Body, 2001). Its main recommendations were that:
· The use of the 11+ transfer tests should cease and the system of academic selection in the transfer from primary to post-primary school should end.
· A system of formative assessment, through a Pupil Profile, should be established to provide real educational information to teachers, parents and pupils.
· Post primary schools should be organized into collaborative networks of diverse schools called Collegiates.
Equality must be at the heart of education. The reality is that academic selection for some means academic rejection for the majority of our children. It is a system, which is fundamentally unfair.
A system, which designates any 11-year-old child, "a failure" is fundamentally flawed and must be replaced.
Update: June 6, 2006
The online petition helped our protest movement a lot and attracted lots of attention. More than 5000 people signed the petition and it was submitted to the Department of Health. We are still awaiting the final result of our protest movement.
March 19, 2006
This petition has been started by Overseas Doctors Working in UK to appeal against the new unjust rules imposed on them by the United Kingdom authorities.
This online petition will be submitted to the Secretary of State for Health by April 15th, 2006 and complements the peaceful protest march scheduled to be held by overseas doctors in London as well as the paper petition being collected by various overseas doctors associations.
Ever since the inception of the National Health Service in UK, Overseas Doctors/ International Medical Graduates (IMGS) have contributed to it by their hard work and dedication. They filled a hard felt need for skilled doctors to provide the British public with quality health care. They came here as they were promised quality training and Equal Opportunities in job selection.
Now, the UK government has introduced new regulations effective from July 2006, which has effectively curtailed all training arrangements for overseas doctors in one go. Instead of Permit Free training, they will be required to have work permit for any post they apply.
Also, employers will have the right to preferentially employ UK/EU graduates in favour of non-EU doctors, irrespective of skills or qualification and irrespective of visa status. This effectively ends the Equal Opportunities policy and favours discrimination.
This policy was announced without any consultation or grace period and has left thousands of IMGs high and dry. While some form of manpower planning was definitely required in view of the job crisis facing junior doctors, the precipitate manner in which this has been done is highly objectionable. The implications are far reaching. These include:
·New doctors who have invested time and money to come to UK, believing the promise of Equal Opportunities find that their career is ruined.
·For those already here, they will have to stop their training here halfway and go out of UK or try for non-training posts, with no career progression.
·Those who are finishing their training will find that all their training and qualifications do not matter in job selection and they will never use their hard earned skills at Consultant level.
This petition is addressed to Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt MP, Secretary of State for Health requesting her to give this matter her urgent attention.
We request Ms. Hewitt to make an urgent solution to the immense disruption to career, personal and family life which overseas doctors are facing as a result of these new rules. Many of these doctors have been working hard in the NHS and serving the British public for several years.
This petition appeals to the good sense of the authorities to :
·Repeal these unjust rules.
·Reintroduce the Equal Opportunities Policy in medical job selection and end discrimination based on country of origin.
·Start a process of consultation for finalising a consensus.
This petition is to request the 4 J.V.cheerleader candidates for 03-04, who were eliminated by unjust voting & a delayed time period from the point of competition to 6 days later when the voting by students & teachers was completed, be placed with the J.V. cheering squad, if they so choose, with the same distinction as the other cheerleaders. Due to circumstances beyond their control all these candidates were subjected to an unfair vote given by teachers who have no knowledge of the girls other than maybe a personal connection through the community or friends, but certainly not by student performance in academics or other school related activities. Also, by the stuent body who is not familiar with the 8th grade candidates. This type of voting is the most unfair elimination process.
This is also a request that the current voting system used by Llano High School be changed from a 50% judges, 25% teacher and 25% student body to a selection process that does not involve the teacher's votes at all unless they are going to vote on academic performance only. Lastly, that all voting (judges & student body) for Varsity and J.V. be completed, with results posted, the same day as tryouts.