Zack Abrams, provided by Published 1:30 pm CDT, Saturday, July 13, 2019 How many of these 50 GED test questions can you get right? There are plenty of reasons why a person would take the General Education Development test, or as it is better known: the GED. The test was originally created in 1942 to evaluate returning World War II veterans in the same four subjects that the test evaluates today: reading, social studies, science, and math. Nowadays, those who drop out of high school can take the GED to show the job market that they have the equivalent of high school education. However, there have been troubling stories comparing those with just a GED to those with a traditional high school diploma; some employers consider the GED less valuable, and prospective workers find it harder to get a job, even a minimum wage one. Still, in 2017, more than 300,000 Americans took the GED with a 79% passing rate, according to Education Week. Many argue that the passing rate is too … [Read more...] about How many of these 50 GED test questions can you get right?
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Gallery PUBLISHED: 20:39 07 July 2019 | UPDATED: 20:42 07 July 2019 Jake Foxford Kursk played the University of Suffolk stage at Ipswich Music Day 2019. Picture: Neil Didsbury Archant More than 70 individual artists entertained tens of thousands of fans at Ipswich Music Day - one of the biggest free music festivals in the country. Thousands of music fans in front of the BBC Radio Suffolk stage at Ipswich Music Day 2019. Picture: Neil DidsburyFive stages were erected in Ipswich's Christchurch Park, for the live event, which attracted an estimated 30,000 music lovers from Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. Four other performance spaces hosted choirs and orchestras.The crowds gathered in front of stages ready to see some of the region's best bands and artists on a beautiful day in the centre of the town.Families flocked to the funfair in the north of the park, bigger than previous years and full of fairground classics like teacups and waltzers.William Elden, … [Read more...] about Can you spot yourself in the Ipswich Music Day crowds?
There's no need to compromise on chic if you're looking for an eco-friendly wedding or engagement ring. Here, we talk to top ethical jewellers Ingle & Rhode about how to find the perfect jewel to say 'I do.' The hard decision has already been made; you’ve found the right person and are all set to to marry. And yet after making that monumental choice, a clutter of other choices spring up and need addressing, not least about the type and style of engagement or wedding ring to wear for - hopefully - the rest of your life. Should the ring be a diamond? A classic design or something more modern? The choices can feel endless but whether it’s a timeless piece or a cutting edge jewel, there are ethically-produced styles to cater for everyone. With a growing number of jewellers putting stock in sustainability, the options are broadening, even in the diamond trade which has been marred for the unethical practices some traders employ. Ethical jeweller Tim Ingle, the co-founder and … [Read more...] about Can you buy an ethical wedding ring?
By Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle Updated 9:48 am CST, Thursday, February 28, 2019 Bowfin, a wonderfully colorful, aggressive and hard-fighting freshwater fish of ancient lineage, have inspired several colloquial names, including "grinnel," "grinner," "dogfish, "cypress trout," and "choupique," more often used by Texas anglers than the fish's official common name. less Bowfin, a wonderfully colorful, aggressive and hard-fighting freshwater fish of ancient lineage, have inspired several colloquial names, including "grinnel," "grinner," "dogfish, "cypress trout," and ... more Photo: Shannon Tompkins/Houston Chronicle Photo: Shannon Tompkins/Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 Bowfin, a wonderfully colorful, aggressive and hard-fighting freshwater … [Read more...] about Can you name these fish?
Starring Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Jane Curtin, Dolly Wells; directed by Marielle Heller; 106 minutes; R for coarse language, including some sexual references, and brief drug use.As sharp-tongued, alcoholic misanthropes go, Lee Israel deserves her place in cinema’s most un-hateable pantheon. Israel, a freelance journalist, made a name for herself in the 1970s by writing about such similarly tough-minded women as Katharine Hepburn and Tallulah Bankhead. But by the 1980s, Israel’s usual work had evaporated, a descent not helped by her prickly demeanor and a spreading infotainment ethos demanding that writers develop personae as vivid as their subjects.It’s at this low point that we meet Melissa McCarthy’s Lee in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” in which the actress brings her dowdiest, most disagreeable A-game to a caustically funny, improbably affecting enterprise. When she’s fired from the latest of a series of lobster-shift clerical jobs, … [Read more...] about Melissa McCarthy perfect fit in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’