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Set (deity)

Set or Seth is a god of chaos, deserts, storms, disorder and foreigners in ancient Egyptian religion. In Ancient Greek, the god's name is given as Sēth. Set had a positive role where he accompanies Ra on his solar boat to repel Apep, the serpent of Chaos. Set had a vital role as a reconciled combatant, he was lord of the red land. In the Osiris myth, the most important Egyptian myth, Set is portrayed as the usurper who killed and mutilated his own brother Osiris. Osiris's wife Isis reassembled his corpse and resurrected her dead husband long enough to conceive his son and heir Horus. Horus sought revenge upon Set, the myths describe their conflicts. In ancient Egyptian astronomy, Set was associated with the planet Mercury. Set is the son of Geb, the Earth, Nut, the Sky, he fathered Anubis. The meaning of the name Set is unknown but it is thought to have been pronounced *sūtiẖ based on spellings of his name in Egyptian hieroglyphs as stẖ and swtẖ; the Late Egyptian spelling stš reflects the palatalization of ẖ while the eventual loss of the final consonant is recorded in spellings like swtj.

The Coptic form of the name, ⲥⲏⲧ Sēt, is the basis for the English vocalization. In art, Set is depicted as an enigmatic creature referred to by Egyptologists as the Set animal, a beast resembling no known creature, although it could be seen as a composite of an aardvark, a donkey, a jackal, or a fennec fox; the animal has a curved snout, long rectangular ears, a thin forked tail and canine body, with sprouted fur tufts in an inverted arrow shape. Some early Egyptologists proposed that it was a stylised representation of the giraffe, owing to the large flat-topped "horns" which correspond to a giraffe's ossicones; the Egyptians themselves, made a distinction between the giraffe and the Set animal. During the Late Period, Set is depicted as a donkey or as having a donkey's head; the earliest representations of what might be the Set animal comes from a tomb dating to the Amratian culture of prehistoric Egypt, though this identification is uncertain. If these are ruled out the earliest Set animal appears on a ceremonial macehead of Scorpion II, a ruler of the Naqada III phase.

The head and the forked tail of the Set animal are present. A major element of Set's mythology was his conflict with his brother or nephew, for the throne of Egypt; the contest between them is violent but is described as a legal judgment before the Ennead, an assembled group of Egyptian deities, to decide who should inherit the kingship. The judge in this trial may be Geb, who, as the father of Osiris and Set, held the throne before they did, or it may be the creator gods Ra or Atum, the originators of kingship. Other deities take important roles: Thoth acts as a conciliator in the dispute or as an assistant to the divine judge, in "Contendings", Isis uses her cunning and magical power to aid her son; the rivalry of Horus and Set is portrayed in two contrasting ways. Both perspectives appear as early as the earliest source of the myth. In some spells from these texts, Horus is the son of Osiris and nephew of Set, the murder of Osiris is the major impetus for the conflict; the other tradition depicts Set as brothers.

This incongruity persists in many of the subsequent sources, where the two gods may be called brothers or uncle and nephew at different points in the same text. The divine struggle involves many episodes. "Contendings" describes the two gods appealing to various other deities to arbitrate the dispute and competing in different types of contests, such as racing in boats or fighting each other in the form of hippopotami, to determine a victor. In this account, Horus defeats Set and is supported by most of the other deities, yet the dispute drags on for eighty years because the judge, the creator god, favors Set. In late ritual texts, the conflict is characterized as a great battle involving the two deities' assembled followers; the strife in the divine realm extends beyond the two combatants. At one point Isis attempts to harpoon Set as he is locked in combat with her son, but she strikes Horus instead, who cuts off her head in a fit of rage. Thoth replaces Isis's head with that of a cow. In a key episode in the conflict, Set sexually abuses Horus.

Set's violation is meant to degrade his rival, but it involves homosexual desire, in keeping with one of Set's major characteristics, his forceful and indiscriminate sexuality. In the earliest account of this episode, in a fragmentary Middle Kingdom papyrus, the sexual encounter begins when Set asks to have sex with Horus, who agrees on the condition that Set will give Horus some of his strength; the encounter puts Horus in danger, because in Egyptian tradition semen is a potent and dangerous substance, akin to poison. According to some texts, Set's semen enters Horus's body and makes him ill, but in "Contendings", Horus thwarts Set by catching Set's semen in his hands. Isis retaliates by putting Horus's semen on lettuce-leaves. Set's defeat becomes apparent, he has been impregnated as a result "gives birth" to the disk. In "Contendings", Thoth

Erynnis baptisiae

Erynnis baptisiae, the wild indigo duskywing, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is found in North America from southern New England and southern Ontario west to central Nebraska, south to Georgia, the Gulf Coast, south-central Texas; the species is expanding its range and abundance by colonizing plantings of crown vetch along roadways and railroad beds. Erynnis lucilius, Erynnis baptisiae and Erynnis persius belong to the "Persius species complex", a confusing group of similar species; the wingspan is 35–41 mm. Adults again from July to August. There are two generations per year; the larvae feed on Baptisia tinctoria, but have been recorded on Baptisia australis, Lupinus perennis, Thermopsis villosa and Coronilla varia. Adults feed on nectar from flowers of blackberry, white sweet clover, sunflower, crimson clover and others. Butterflies and Moths of North America BugGuide

Knowledge and Human Development Authority

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority is the educational quality assurance and regulatory authority of the Government of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It oversees the private education sector in Dubai, including early childhood education centres, higher education providers, training institutes. KHDA is responsible for the quality of private education in Dubai. KHDA was established by decree in 2006, under the directive of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, with the aim of developing the education and human resource sectors in the Dubai emirate to the level of international standards and best practice. In the last 10 years, the number of students attending schools rated'Good' or better has more than doubled - from 30% in 2008/09 to 66% in the 2017/18 academic year; the number of Emirati students attending schools rated'Good' or better has increased from 26% in 2008/09, to 62% in 2017/18. KHDA's current priorities focus on increasing the number of expatriate and Emirati students attending high-quality schools, to integrate wellbeing into the concepts and processes that define education in Dubai.

It works with its local education community as well as international partners to promote positive education within all schools and universities in Dubai. KHDA believes the purpose of education is to prepare students for the tests of life, not just a life of tests. Positive education practices promote essential life skills and personal attributes alongside academic achievement. Qualities such as resilience, optimism and empathy are recognised as essential for students to have in order to lead meaningful lives that will enable them to flourish. Data Early childhood centers or nurseries should follow certain guidelines set by the local Ministry of Social Affairs. There are over 120 child care centers registered in Dubai. KHDA offers a method to help parents. In KHDA's webpage, there are three steps. Firstly, the curriculum and learning approach of the center, whether it be through the languages spoken or the methods used to teach the children. Secondly, the quality of provision, that comes within caring and nurturing the child.

Lastly, the environment, as to how many people are monitoring the children and making sure they are safe. The Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau, a part of the KHDA, is a group of inspectors who assess the schools in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Inspectors use a six-point scale to express their judgements; the four levels on the scale are defined as follows: Outstanding - Exceptionally high quality of performance or practice. Good - The expected level for every school in Dubai. Good - The minimum level of acceptability required for Dubai. All key aspects of performance and practice in every school should exceed this level. Weak - Quality not yet at the level acceptable for schools in Dubai. Schools will be expected to take urgent measures to improve the quality of any aspect of their performance or practice, judged at this level. Weak - the measures to protect and safeguard students are not founded. What are schools assessed on? KHDA publishes the rating of each inspected school in Dubai on its website and in the Dubai School Inspections Bureau Annual Report.

The DSIB annual report is released each September. A detailed report on each inspected school is available online. Other inspection areas include assessing the Inclusive Education as well as attaining the school's curriculum; the Inclusive Education part of the School Inspection Supplement has been initiated to abide by Dubai's 2020 vision to become on the most inclusive cities. Moreover, students of SEND or students of determination should be accompanied by a Learning Support Assistants whom will be assessed according to their implementation of Strategic Inclusive Education Plan. Additionally, Moral Education was announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed to be part of school curricula in the UAE. Moral Education is formed by four pillars and morality the individual and the community cultural studies civic studies. KHDA will be assessing the school's Moral Education's provision with the curriculum, teaching style, parents. Moral Education is entitled with UAE's moral values which seeks to help in the student's personal development and growth.

It is to emphasize on the importance of students' behavior to ensure affective domains. KHDA launched a new binding initiative outlining the rights and responsibilities of both parents and schools in June 2013; as proper business establishments, Dubai private schools will be bonded to their customers by School Parent Contract. The first schools to introduce the contracts at the start of the 2013/2014 academic year will be Dubai Modern Education School, Al Ittihad Private SchoolAl Mamzar, Al Ittihad Private School – Jumeirah, School of Modern Skills, Greenwood International School and American Academy in Al Mizhar. Report Dubai has encouraged the establishment of international university branch campuses, whose home-base campuses are located outside the country, to provide high quality international degrees to its citizens and expatriate residents. HEP Branches are located across several Free Zones which allow 100% foreign ownership in tax-free environments. Clarification of the different types of HEPs operating in Dubai, is necessary to understand the higher education landscape.

HEPs in Dubai can be located either in- or outside a Free Zone. Three main types of HEPs operate in the Emirate: HEP Local and HEP Federal. With more than 800 approved training institutes off