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Queensbury is at the leading edge of innovations in learning both locally and nationally. Continuous improvement in the quality of learning is at the heart of everything we do. As a Specialist Technology College we offer a technologically rich learning environment and curriculum. Add to this our most valuable resource, the team of highly qualified, dedicated and caring staff; it is a combination that can really make a difference.

There is a strong belief in traditional values at Queensbury and we set high standards in our work, conduct and appearance. Queensbury stands at the heart of a thriving local community and we place an emphasis on the skills and values that will enable students to contribute to their community.

Nigel Hill
Head Teacher 

Queensbury School · Langdale Road · Dunstable · Bedfordshire LU6 3BU
Telephone: 01582 601241 · Fax: 01582 476988

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Does the kitchen faucet matter?

Is it important or kitchen faucets , because I have 2 in my school, having 2 batteries, in one of which the tap is “magic” and opens and closes alone?
Many saw the title of this post have thought that I am “wacko” and directly it will not read it .
yes, the type of kitchen faucet has its importance , especially in homes where they eat and dinner every day or almost every day dishes made at home, although that does not require cooking every day since you can cook one day to several , ultimately, a kitchen in which “work”.
of course, if you already have one placed, unless it is very uncomfortable, and sometimes are, you arenot going to change it for fun.
But many comentaís me you’re going to do works or changes in your home and in the kitchen, and then would be the time to acquire the most practical tap, and maybe younger or have fallen into it, nor will it have raised.
in the kitchen, as in the rest home or at work, you have to work with as comfortable as possible.
Many may think that “full, anyway “ and even less.
Working effectively saved many unnecessary steps, economize time , this treasure so scarce today, andwe gain in productivity.

The kitchen faucets should be, as they have been for quite some time now, relatively short ones, as they remain today of bathroom sinks that are very comfortable. They
should also be monkey control , 2 positions, one hot water and a cold, quite comfortable and rotatingto move in all directions, but only one sink has a single “sine”.
Now they have “invented” those high spout , as it very uncomfortable to fall precisely water from a height too high, saying that if the pipe is short, the tap itself hinder us to fill such a large saucepan.
scouring any pan, even the hands or the slightest thing, unless we have very carefully and work in the bottom of the stack, salpicaremos all around the stack, and then must be dry and waste time.
But as we are in the era of opulence and absurd consumerism, someone had the bright idea of putting these faucets up, because there was to create “an exciting design with exceptional features to ensure that every second spent in the kitchen out of a total comfort merging the latest in design with avariety of features that provided welfare in the kitchen” ( this corny I got from propaganda one of these super taps useless … but there are many more).

To alleviate any inconvenience, the kitchen faucets, besides being single lever and swivel should be like this , that is with removable shower head , something really effective because it provides more added service.
The main feature of these removable taps is that the pipe has an extensible hose up to meter and ahalf long , which allows us to remove it from its normal location, and reach everywhere, both breasts if they have, no matter how big they are.
we can even clarify a plis-plas the after scoured batteries.

They have also of two types of water jet, one continuous , ideal for washing and stock up very easily pots large bulky than not collide at any time with the faucet and a shower , extremely comfortable to wash many vegetables that do not should never be immersed in water, although they keep saying and doing the opposite .
depending on whether raised or lowered slightly the end of the pipe , we get the function continuous stream , or the shower function.

And if you look totally amazing , no matter how “good” that is the “editor” that you install it , assure that places it in its proper place, and not too far from the stack or “breast” because it would also be uncomfortable and would sprinkle.
I’ve seen misplaced with my own eyes on a granite countertop , and is beyond repair !!

These taps should be and all stainless steel, not only chrome, and good quality for the pull -out spout last long and does not spoil easily.
The Grohe and KWC, Swiss, brands are good, but certainly there are also nationals.
Repay taste and wins by design , but by the quality, the simplicity and effectiveness.  we not only live it! Always check kitchen faucet reviews. a kitchen should be practical and pretty but in a majority of cases, looking more the happy design that functionality when it should be the other way around.
How many “tools” we have at home, and not just in the kitchen, which is a “gorgeous” but when cleaning or removing them , we remember all the kindred of its “creator”.


175 days a year our daughters and sons make use of room service. In Euskadi 92,000 daily menus are divided into the Public School Vasca. Si do numbers, we see that each year more than 16 million menus are divided in our public schools, all managed by 7 companies of catering (catering). All this because the Order of March 2000 approved in the Basque Parliament, only provides a management model, “Direct Management, Menu management software” that is managed solely by caterers. This has meant that gradually have disappeared kitchens in schools, and thus making them menus.

A few days ago it was announced that the seven companies responsible for providing this service take 12 years rigging prices, to divide this lucrative market. Families and defrauding the public coffers. We therefore consider that the current management model has failed and school canteens from the Platform Gure Gure Platera Aukera we encourage you from your organization will adheríais the document that you attach.

The main demand is * A change in the rules in 2000, including the possibility that the centers so demand can have their own canteen management, thereby providing for a transition. we see this change necessary for the creation of a working group composed of different actors and led by the Basque Government.

The March 3 will be discussed in plenary Parliament Gasteiz several proposals to change the rules, so we invite you to work together with the platform to spread the mobilization that will take place in front of Parliament at 10.30am that day, with the slogan ” GURE PLATERA GURE AUKERA : for a healthier model, close and school canteens right.”

It happened at school Pueyrredón. The “joke” left 32 children hospitalized with respiratory problems

Pueyrredón school boys of San Telmo were attacked with pepper gasCredit: Street View

Again the joke about the “Baker” caused serious problems in a school. In this case , Juan Martin de Pueyrredón, in the neighborhood of San Telmo, where more than 30 students of the institution were affected by pepper gas thrown by other colleagues, as reported parents of those affected.

The incident occurred in the institute located on the street Chacabuco 900, where students who were not in the classroom threw pepper spray in the hallway and toxic invaded the whole school.
As explained by one of the parents of young people in dialogue with Todo Noticias , “managers know who is responsible but can not do anything, the boys are minors and parents justify them “ .
Meanwhile, the most affected were students who had respiratory problems, who were assisted with oxygen masks , CPAP Masks , etc and other six had to be referred to the Argerich Hospital .
After the incident, managers Pueyrredón’s suspended classes for today, which, said some parents happen very often. They said, the school receives each week called with repeated bomb threats that forces managers to evacuate the premises.
a definition of a possible sanction students responsible for the attack with pepper gas is expected.

School and home

The home is the first area where the child is formed and receives the values that will accompany him throughout his life. When you enter the school, it happens a few hours to be influenced by their teachers and peers, but home remains the framework of the child, with unquestioned exemplary figures, especially through adolescence. Home Breast learn respect, solidarity, self-esteem is acquired, all of which the educational establishment will seek to strengthen. If school and home go hand in hand, as to the intended purpose: to form a useful, responsible, reliable, confident, respectful of the rules and institutions person, surely the path will not have obstacles. However, it happens in many cases, the children are from families where parents are too busy on other issues (solving economic problems, too many hours of work outside the home, very young or elderly parents, marital crisis, health problems, etc.) that do not allow them to give their children time either in quality or quantity. Other more serious cases include parents with addiction problems or acting outside the law.

When those children who have no family support at home and there are no clear rules or ethical conduct, attend school, the conflict between institutional rules and anomie in which they live outside the classroom occurs. There the huge problem of how to do in the few hours that the child is motivated to act in a socially positive way to counteract the negative influence of their family and social environment appears as having no containment of his family, certainly spends a lot of time on the street. If the learner in these cases, choose to continue to act as it does outside of school, it will be a stumbling block for their own learning and that of their peers, as it will prevent the normal development of classes. Given that teachers resort to summons the parents, which is not likely to attend or to express who are too busy, or that children obey them not to them.

Another serious problem is when parents question what is taught by the teacher, or qualifications or penalties imposed. In these cases, if parents disagree, they should go talk to the teacher, and clarify their doubts, but never disqualifying to their children.

So the teacher is alone with a social problem, which originated in an area where there should reign love and understanding. Family and home should complement the educational process to develop effectively. If one of the two elements fails, it is almost certain that the objectives will be very difficult to reach. Download with finale pdf.

When a movie teaches you more than college

I do not know if this movie will win an Oscar, what I do know is that it gives us a lesson current consumer behavior in various types of personalities, genders and ages. In my wildest fantasies believe that the writer of the screenplay for “Intern fashion” is neither more nor less than a marketer, the film talks about many of the concepts we use or we should consider when we are designing a campaign or developing a StartUP today in day.

From start to finish it was a movie that kept me trapped for whom have not seen the story unfolds around the growth of a StartUp led by a young woman. Then I share three realities that this film shows us and both students, professionals, start UPeros and agencies have to take into account.


The protagonist, played by Anne Hathaway, is the classic business woman is hyperlinked, all day sending, receiving messages and when jumping on the bandwagon holds meetings per via Skype from a tablet that is installed on your shopping list to attend any theme.

Gentlemen, today October 6 people in our accesses Internet country through a mobile, whether for entertainment or work we have to understand that web strategies must they think them to run on smartphones and tablets, if you’re not out.


How a single movie can show us a mixture of such current niches to which marketers have to take into account. The main showing this plot are:

-People Seniors . This niche represents the character played by Robert de Niro, a 70 – year – old retired and widowed but still has lots of energy. Segment not know much about technology , but that is just the opportunity to learn will know what to do with it.

-MOMpreneurs . Today’s niche mom who goes out the family income and succeeds is more common.The protagonist is a young woman, married, mother of a beautiful daughter who attends your StartUp is growing and requires most of the time. An interesting niche, the super moms, better known as mompreneurs.

-amos Home. While the protagonist attends your company, your husband forgoes a marketing management because obviously his wife’s business is more prosperous, accepting stay home to do housework, an increasingly common role in families modern and represents a very interesting niche.


In the film the protagonist with great success but recently shown, in fact attended meetings 5 minutes and was busy from morning till evening, dynamism was madness.

This is important for people who want to focus on developing content, it is important to take into account that people have less time and are scattered as they have many things to attend therefore proposed as Pictoline within infographics, Play Ground in microcontent, and “in 15” in the segment of open TV they have become very relevant, as soon communicate tons of information and this fits that people no longer have time to sit at 10 at night to listen 1.5 hours of news, wants to know the same thing in three minutes.


The plot unfolds around a StartUp, and this puts us in a modern business context that urges understand because every time there will be more and are an interesting segment. Dealing with investors having a founder and president of the company that has no managerial skills becomes a challenge, as in real life of startups and our future customers.

Another curious fact is the concept of open office where everyone can see what everyone is allowing dynamic interaction, without walls, without limitation or barriers. Open and multifunctional spaces is a trend and many industries falls very well this format, marketing agencies are one of them.

Hope you like this column, we continue to grow our industry and wish you a great week, do not forget to go see the film, for our industry is interesting. watch now! #bebrainstormer fashion.

5 lessons of innovation we can learn from Pixar

Toy Story 1, 2 and 3

Bugs, a miniature adventure

Monsters, Inc. & Monsters University.

Finding Nemo

The Incredibles

Cars  & Cars 2





14 films released since 1995 by Pixar

In addition to his famous saga short.

Go ahead I’m a fan of Pixar and Disney.

Very fan, you can check the movies and watch here putlocker.

When I was in Barcelona a few weeks ago, I took the opportunity to visit the exhibition at CaixaForum over 25 years of Pixar and it really is amazing.

I spent it as a small child.

So on the way back I wrote some reflections on what I learned its history and can serve as lessons for innovation for those who are dedicated to this.

Lessons from Pixar innovation for innovative

# 1 The ecosystem and culture: Birds of a feather flock together.

I suppose you know that Steve Jobs was president of Pixar after he was fired from Apple the first time.

And have a genius boss brand and make a creative culture.

But what you might not know is that the origin of Pixar is at Lucasfilm , producer George Lucas that in the mid-80 had made the trilogy (good) from Star Wars and were in the middle of Indiana Jones with his Spielberg colleague.

Pixar was the department The Graphics Group was a research unit computer technology to film.

They were scientists in a creative culture !!

But the real boost came with John Lasseter , who became his creative genius and director of the movie Toy Story, the first fully computer – animated film in history.

What we did not know was that Lasseter came from Disney and imbibe their culture magic of the kings of the children’s entertainment.

Shaker ingredients were ready.

Learning For innovative projects arise regularly must have a culture that allows, letting the talent and experience.

# 2 The development of technology: prototyping and iteration

It is fashionable prototyping and iteration.

Innovate faster and cheaper .

For these gentlemen already did in the 90s.

The  Short Pixar , some works of art, are prototypes.

Cheap (just 2-3 minutes, when a film is 90).

In testing whether the developments that have performed in the laboratory actually work in the real world.

If you keep your story short, they develop technologies that then taste in movies. For example in a short test the movement of the leaves, which then carry the movieMonsters , Inc. with Sully’s hair, the lovely blue bug.

Pixar began as a department of innovation, which is researching and testing were done.And so on, they are winning 27 technical Oscars, seven Golden Globes and 11 Grammys .

Learning : launches the prototypes as soon as possible, to test them and see the public response. Learning the use to improve your products and services.

# 3 The product development cycle

Each film is a project

And it has its ripening process defined on the great idea that can occur creative.

The process is clearly defined steps and if you fail the previous cut, you can get to cancel.

Its development cycle has three phases:

These three stages of maturation are made with traditional techniques of drawing and painting by hand.

According to the best of Disney traditions followed by Lasseter.

On these three pillars, which may make the mature idea when going into production again clearly ordered phased work develops.

If history does not work, he turns back.

Using again trial and error. And prototyping techniques as storyboards to understand the story.

Disney has taken this development cycle since John Lasseter is the executive creative director of the company. And there is such Frozen , the fifth highest grossing film in movie history.

Essential if you have daughters or nieces between 3 and 7 years.

Learning:  The product development cycle must be defined, marking assessment phases, although each project can have its pecualiaridades.

No. 4 Open innovation: the alliance with Disney

Not everyone was so nice.

Innovation has risks.

Reading biography of Steve Jobs , I discovered that Pixar was on the verge of bankruptcy when they got signed an agreement with Disney to produce three films, the first one Toy Story.

Scientists, technologists with a super product of great technical development, were about to close the company.

Because they not found for its products.

And of course, he did not come with cash to pay all that talent.

It sounds familiar story, right ??

Any innovative product needs a market.

Someone who is willing to pay for it.

And if you do not have enough capacity sale (eg small start-ups or technology centers), look for someone who has it.

Apply open innovation.

Provide the knowledge generated others who can use it.

And in the case of Pixar, was the all-powerful Disney.

The rest is history.

Learning : Search who can collaborate on innovation and is complementary. To commercialize innovations or grasp new concepts that can sell you.

 No. 5 The elements of innovation: creativity and technology

If anything characterizes think Pixar is its constant search for new solutions.

From technological developments.

E radical ideas of his writing team.

A movie starring insects? There’s Bugs!

And this is where the last of the lessons we can learn is innovation: innovation requires human creativity and technology.

It’s in their DNA.

You can always look for ideas that already exist.

Each film is different, because it evolves over previous developments.

Take a step beyond what exists.

Taking advantage of technology and creativity.

As John Lasseter says:

Art tests the technology and technology inspires art.

Learning to innovate need people with different profiles: technologists and creative, to generate real disruptions.

If you like, take a look at the video and you think how to apply the lessons Pixar innovation in your organization.


Technology helps to lose weight

Many times we think only in the obvious weight loss: go to a specialist, follow a diet, exercise … However, we must know that there are other aids that should not be neglected, usually derived from new technologies, though not always. As an example of them, today we bring to this section, a really curious novelty: a fork that tells us when we misuse it.

In other articles we’ve talked about how we can help the new technologies diet . We saw that, thanks to a PDA we can know, instantly, how many calories we escape if we give up a certain portion of tempting food but fattening, how adelgazamos if we return home on foot rather than by subway or what is the evolution of our weight in recent months. All this motivates and thins. It is proven.

It is also known that new communication technologies such as the Internet or smartphones, help to obtain useful for Pastillas para perder Peso, as information lighter recipes for cooking in a healthier way. In addition, these technologies can stay in constant contact with both specialists who guide us and control how other people trying tolose weight either with a proper diet, through exercise or with the help of both. And that motivates.

Nor should they be neglected certain games slimming and other aids that are not as new as the pedometer .Suffice it to recall that those who use it give a day 2,000 more than those who do not use steps, and that means burning a lot of calories. The basic mechanism by which all these aids work is motivation.

Here is another example of technological assistance that could be described as surprising and original. It has been presented at the CES, the International Consumer Electronics Show held every year in Las Vegas (Nevada, United States).The name of the invention is Hapifork, that sounds a lot like fork happy that, in turn, could be translated as something like happy fork. It is designed and manufactured by Hapilabs, specializing in gadgets of the most original and varied company.

Studies show that eating fast, besides being a surefire way to attract various problems (heartburn, indigestion …) recipe, is not the best for weight loss because it does not allow our body to be fully aware of the amount we are eating.

To put it simply, if we eat too fast, when we realize that we are satisfied we are satisfied too, because satiety is detected with some delay. Hence the convenience of eating slowly. The problem is that often we forget to do so. To fix this, born Hapifork.

The fork, a spoon that soon will join similar operation, the handle has a device that detects how often we take it to the mouth. And if that frequency exceeds the limit we have previously stated, this limit is adjustable fork warns us that we are eating too quickly by a vibration of the handle.

The inventor of the device, Jacques Lepine, took advantage of their own health problems from eating frantically to design the Hapifork. Thanks to him, he says, your meals are now much more relaxed. The price of this particular holder is $ 99;something less, to change, to 80 euros.


high-tech cosmetics

Irresistible concoctions that will prevent the passage through surgery and take away up to ten years off. Photo: Fotolia


Rejuvenating, lip pro volume basis, perfumes aging are some of the secret weapons used by women to challenge and attack time antibelleza fronts as blemishes, wrinkles, dark circles, light and sagging.

Face the typical problems that the skin starts to show after 30 years and combat them is easier than you might think once. The cosmetic industry is increasingly investing in technologies and strives to find natural and novel components to eradicate the known symptoms of aging such as wrinkles, blemishes, acne, dull skin, among others. These developments come in presentations of serums, clique aqui para comprar lift x cream and even makeup, containing elements of nature as seaweed extracts, pearls and minerals.

miraculous Emulsions (you sleep, they act)

They come in different colors, textures and sizes and for all tastes. Creams Revolution brings a complete dossier of products for all skin types and needs.

They are the most wanted? Undoubtedly, the dreaded crow’s feet or fine lines on the face occupy one of the top positions in the ranks of female concerns. Fortunately, there aretreatments on the market that offer attenuate shock, fill them and in some cases even repair cellular DNA. The serum have become an effective solution to achieve this objective since they have compatible active easily penetrate the skin, making a highly functional and biological response.

One of them? ISérum, La Forêt, boasts one of the most advanced research decalogues that regenerates the epidermis and dermis restructuring. Paula Madrigal, brand manager of La Forêt, “This product offers a unique technology that seeks to apply the deficiencies in the skin and works when placed on them, achieving effective results in a few weeks.” In the case of serum, itis not necessary to follow a routine hydration and if you want you can stop this kind of creams while you perform the procedure in the case of iSerum should be done twice a year.

Another innovation? It is possible that resveratrol name will sound familiar. It is a component present in grapes, which by its properties is known as the anti – aging molecule fashion. She reduces wrinkles, gives firmness, hydration and last but not least stimulates the genes of longevity and combats oxidative stress in the face and neck. “It is an antioxidant that provides cell regeneration and keeps the body in good condition. Today can be found in capsules and creams and the results can be seen in a month , “says Santiago Correal, retail manager Intermarketing Express, a company that distributes Revertrex.

Any other possibilities? Within the wide range of products include some that act as fillers based on plant stem cells that promote skin in the eye area and lips. Some of these advances also use ingredients like marine algae, which, subject to ultratecnológicos processes are also protagonists of facial lotions that moisturize and smooth (almost 60 percent) skin from the first half hour of application.

quitaaños makeup

Cosmetics also become intelligent products and daily application allies that help hide imperfections. They are our gorgeous vanity that help us see ourselves as we hope. You know what they are and how they act?
Meet some quirks that you will love.

Boca without barcode

With climate variations to which we are subject it is not uncommon to suffer from chapped and dry lips. Even in those women whose job lecturing or stay in constant communication, these vertical lines tend to be more pronounced.

The solution? Some gloss contain vitamin E, anti – free radical and cocktails plant with softening and protective properties such as shea butter, which promise to permanent use to repair such injuries. In the case of lipsticks, many of them have also evolved and parallel to deliver its protective qualities provide a volumizing and lasting almost 16 hours effect.

Impact skin

At this point they enter the foundation and concealers, which become treatments for complexion with Photoshop effect. Now you can have to hand improvers powders and attenuate hide imperfections or bases or lifting tensor effect also eliminate excess shine and moisturize the skin. You want more? If your problem is an uneven skin tone, do not worry because there is also a fluid base with SPF 15 that corrects the skin tone and evens progressively clarifying and other pigmented spots.

Eyes of vertigo

This field itself has progressed. Convertió look at the focus of several houses of cosmetics annually spend thousands and thousands of dollars in research and development of products that offer more powerful and with long, curved eyes and thick eyelashes. Top advanced! A autovibradora mascara with 7,000 oscillations per minute to progressively cover the tabs to give maximum extension and curve. Other more futuristic masks in addition to having the power to separate and lengthen the tab up to 40 percent, the fortified with vitamins to prevent breakage and achieving impressive eyes fall progressive use.


For days I turn to this issue it is that there are already many clients asking me SEO strategy “to sack”. I explain.

Hello, I want a SEO strategy for my site because I want to appear on the first page of Google

The immediate answer is: look, no one can assure appear on the first page of Google . And they do not understand. Runs around the belief that appear on the first page of Google is as easy as making a SEO strategy with a series of actions on and off the site and you forget about it .

These myths and beliefs that run around, often promulgated by people who have no idea of seo services gold coast and SEO strategies is selling out there, does great harm to the people who really dedicated to this.

So I think that an SEO strategy has to start by educating the customer, charging those false mythsthat run around.

What criteria would position?

Another issue that I meet a lot is the answer to the question of strategy: what criteria you want position?

I want to position 20 search criteria

Well , we are doing well. So sure we hit the shot . Let’s try to give a moving target is 1,000 meters firing the largest possible number of bullets, some give. Well , not so it goes. You have to select a small number of criteria to avoid getting lost in the jungle of positioning and not positioning anything.

General criteria no, I fall

And the next thing is the generalism falls.
The segment not.

A company of apartments in Madrid to answer the question you want to position what criteria?

I want to position “apartments Spain” and “apartments Madrid”

Of course. We will compete with many people as possible and we will compete for keywords that have more demand. Go preparing good money to make ends meet and prepare for, like, do not get anything.Compete with all those who use the word and the word Madrid apartments , from football clubs, to people who make reforms in apartments. We will compete with other people who have apartments scattered throughout Spain.
Sure you find so many people.

And other myths

Other myths out there that belie often are:
– I will make a Facebook page getting my information , and gain positions sack
– I will share hundreds of links and give me high in directories
– I’ll put 80 times on my website keyword I want to position
– I will do a blog with an article every 2 months putting some content and add that many points
– I will buy thousands of Facebook fans and thousands of followers on Twitter and will appear earlier in the search results

And the myths of your customers, what are they?