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Manchester Piccadilly: Regeneration hopes get a twin boost from planners

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Pity poor Piet in a room without Ruperts

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Easom Automation releases multi-robot weld cell

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Litigants in person set to rise

first_imgThe Law Society has warned that the courts could be ‘thronged by countless individuals unable to have a lawyer, like a scene from Pickwick Papers’, if the government presses ahead with legal aid reforms without conducting research on the likely effect on the number of litigants in person. The Ministry of Justice green paper, published in November, proposes excluding from legal aid all private law children and family matters where domestic violence is not present. The paper says: ‘We recognise that the proposals to reduce the scope of legal aid will, if implemented, lead to an increase in the number of litigants representing themselves in court in civil and family proceedings. This may potentially lead to delays in proceedings, poorer outcomes for litigants (particularly where the opponent has legal representation), implications for the judiciary, and costs for Her Majesty’s Court Service.’ In the green paper, the Ministry of Justice accepted that there is little evidence on the impact that litigants in person have on the conduct or outcome of proceedings. However, it cited research conducted in 2005, claiming that this concluded that there was no significant difference in terms of court time between cases conducted by a litigant in person and those where clients were represented by lawyers. The Law Society said the green paper had failed to report that the 2005 research concluded that litigants in person found it hard to participate in their cases and, where they did, often damaged their own interests and created more work for their opponents and the courts. Law Society chief executive Desmond Hudson said: ‘There is no doubt that under legal aid cuts, the number of litigants in person will increase. Figures from the government’s own impact assessment show the number of family cases funded by legal aid will reduce by 53,000, with mediations increasing by 3,000. ‘Society will be shocked to see our courts thronged by countless individuals unable to have a lawyer, like a scene from Pickwick Papers.’ Elspeth Thomson, Resolution spokeswoman and partner at Newcastle firm David Gray, said: ‘The MoJ recognises that there is little evidence about the impact of an increased number of litigants in person, yet it is rushing headlong into it. More research should be done.’last_img read more

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Please don’t go

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Sarmiento goes underground

first_imgON FEBRUARY 21 Argentina’s President Néstor Kirchner launched the tendering process for a US$300m project to build a 7·1 km four-track tunnel between Caballito and Villa Luro in Buenos Aires. Part of a level crossing elimination project on the 37 km Sarmiento commuter route between Once and Moreno, it is expected to take three years to complete. Financed by the successful bidder, the work will include rebuilding four stations underground. Final bids are due in on July 1, and it is hoped to award the contract on September 1.Replacing 31 level crossings between Liniers and Moreno with 20 new bridges will take four years, with the US$110m cost to be met by the federal government. Fencing in the route to prevent unauthorised pedestrian access will cost a further US$10m.To meeting growing demand on the Moreno – Once route which is currently carrying 9million passengers a month, Sarmiento concessionaire TBA was due to introduce Latin America’s first double-deck passenger train in April. A fleet of 22 air-conditioned cars is being supplied by local builder Emfer under a contract worth $175m. Four-car rakes accommodating 108 seated and 212 standing passengers each will be marshalled with five single-deck EMU cars, able to run at up to 100 km/h.Refurbishment of TBA’s Once terminus is being undertaken by a consortium of three private companies under a 20-year concession granting them revenue from retail letting and parking facilities. Due for completion in August, the first phase of the 10·3m pesos refurbishment covers the main concourse where new passenger facilities and CCTV are being installed.last_img read more

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BVI ruling party presents candidates to contest upcoming general election

first_imgGovernor Augustus Jaspert TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, CMC – The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) on Saturday presented its slate of candidates to contest the general election that will be held this year.The party presented 11 candidates, however contenders for seats in the first and second districts were not presented. Representing the third district will be singer/song-writer Aaron Parillon Sitting legislator Mark Vanterpool will seek re-election in the Fourth District, Elvis ‘Juggy’ Harrigan will contest the Fifth District, while Alvera Maduro-Caines will seek re-election in the Sixth District.Hipolito Diego Penn has been named the contender for the Seventh District, NDP Deputy Chairman Marlon Penn will contest the Eighth District, while Dr Hubert O’Neal is seeking re-election in the Ninth.Party Chairman Myron Walwyn along with educator Sandy Underhill, former Ports Authority board chairman Trefor Grant, and former BVI Electricity Corporation boss Henry Creque are the four Territorial At-Large candidates .The NDP’s next political event will come in the form of a rally on January 12.Last November, Governor Augustus Jaspert announced that a general election will be held by April 16 – that is earlier than scheduled.Jaspert  then said that the  early  election is being held based on advice of Premier Dr Orlando Smith, who decided to forego a by-election for the Fifth Electoral District.That district  became vacant in October following the death of Representative Delores Christopher.“In deciding to accept this advice, I considered carefully what would be in the best interests of the Virgin Islands and the electorate and agreed with the Premier that it would not be in the best interests of the people of the Virgin Islands to hold both a by-election followed shortly after by a full general election next year,” the Governor then said in a statement.last_img read more

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90 farmers contracted to provide white potatoes under DEXIA/PROPEL partnership

first_img 116 Views   no discussions LocalNews 90 farmers contracted to provide white potatoes under DEXIA/PROPEL partnership by: Dominica Vibes News – March 7, 2018 Field Facilitator of the PROPEL project attached to DEXIA Dianna Henry LavilleNinety farmers have been contracted to provide white potatoes to the Dominica Export Import Agency.This according to Field Coordinator for the PROPEL Project Dianna Henry Laville. Through the PROPEL Project, the farmers, a majority of which are women, will cultivate white potatoes under an arrangement. “A total of ninety farmers, of whom eleven are youth and forty are women have established sixteen acres of which potato which will be ready for marketing very soon,” she said.DEXIA has already received some assistance in terms of fans, drying racks, and potato bags, which will go towards the curing and the post-harvest handling of white potatoes for this season.She added that these farmers have a sure market as the DEXIA/PROPEL partnership assures the sale of their potatoes when harvested.“We are going to be collaborating with DEXIA in the purchasing of the white potatoes and having it for sale on the market,” Laville said. The efforts of PROPEL though its partners she said have already positively impacted the local economy. Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweetlast_img read more

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Superliga: Cargo Movers, Blaze enter finals

first_img“The mindset of the players is to defend the title,” said F2 Logistics coach Arnold Laniog. “Our chemistry is improving and our connection is getting better. We know we have a shallow bench. So this kind of improvement can definitely help us.”With Fajardo setting the table, the Cargo Movers coasted to a 2-0 set lead and opened the third set with a 15-10 advantage.The Tornadoes tried to stay alive and come to within 20-22 but a pair of booming attacks from Perez ended the match for F2.Reinforcements Elizabeth Wendel and Channon Thompson finished with 11 and 10 markers while Jaja Santiago and Maika Ortiz chipped in nine markers apiece for the Tornadoes.In the second game, it was the Blaze Spikers’ turn to make a return trip to the finals. It clobbered Cocolife Asset Managers, 25-15, 25-15, 25-16.The Game 1 of the best-of-three finals will be on Tuesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum./PN F2 Logistics Cargo Movers’ Maria Jose Perez towers over Foton Tornadoes’ Maika Ortiz in Game 2 of the 2018 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix best-of-three semifinals at the San Juan Arena. SPIN.PH PHOTO MANILA – F2 Logistics Cargo Movers and Petron Blaze Spikers fended off their semifinals foes to book a rematch in the finals of the 2018 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix.Led by Venezuelan import Maria Jose Perez, Cargo Movers ousted Foton Tornadoes, 25-19, 25-18, 25-21, in Game 2 of their semifinals series on Thursday night at the San Juan Arena.Perez, the reigning Grand Prix Most Valuable Player, led the way with 21 points, including 19 attacks, while American Kennedy Bryan chipped in 10 markers.Ilongga Abigail Marano and Charleen Cruz also provided offensive spark with eight markers apiece, while Kim Fajardo contributed 28 excellent sets for the defending champions.last_img read more

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Dengan Model Train Set, PT KAI Jadi Lebih Mudah Siapkan Layanan WiFi di Kereta

first_imgSetelah lama dinanti, akhirnya ada kepastian bahwa tahun 2018 ini PT KAI bakal menyakikan layanan WiFi di gerbong kereta. Meski bukan teknologi baru, harus diakui sejak lama wacana layanan WiFi sudah dicanangkan pihak PT KAI, namun karena masih ada sejumlah kendala teknis, implementasi WiFi on train berjalan lambat.Direktur Utama PT Kereta Api Indonesia (Persero) Edi Sukmoro menjanjikan peningkatan pelayanan di 2018. “Saat ini mengenai fasilitas WiFi di kereta ini terus kita bicarakan, dan harapannya tahun ini sudah kita implementasikan. Namun bertahap, tidak langsung semua kereta ada WiFi,” ucap dia di Gedung Jakarta Railway Centre (JRC), Jakarta, Selasa (9/1/2018).Edi mengaku sudah mengalokasikan anggaran untuk pemasangan fasilitas internet on train tersebut. Hanya saja berapa investasinya, Edi masih belum bisa mengungkapkan mengingat masih dalam pembicaraan akhir. Menurutnya, saat ini fasilitas internet tersebut sudah menjadi keharusan mengingat perkembangan teknologi yang terus terjadi. Para pengguna kereta api saat ini sebagian besar sudah memiliki telepon genggam. “Dengan adanya WiFi, maka penumpang yang juga pebisnis bisa sambil kerja di dalam kereta,” tegasnya. Beberapa kendala yang selama ini dihadapi PT KAI dalam implementasi WiFi adalah rangkaian set kereta (train set) masih putus sambung, artinya antar gerbong kerap dipindah atau ditukar-tukar. Semisal saat perbaikan, hanya satu gerbong yang dilepas. Pola ini menjadi menyulitkan dalam implementasi free WiFi.Penempatan modul antena biasa disematkan di satu gerbong (kereta restorasi), dan saat antar gerbong dilepas atau diganti maka pengaturan kabel antar gerbong biasanya jadi bermasalah. Sebagai langkah perbaikan, beberapa KA kini sudah digelar dalam train set, artinya jika ada perbaikan (maintenance) maka ya harus dibawa satu train set tersebut, tidak lagi dilepas-lepas. Model train set sudah lumrah diadopsi di beberapa negara maju, seperti di kawasan Eropa.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedAda WiFi Gratis di KA Argo Parahyangan, Begini Cara Pengaturannya!18/11/2019In “Basis Aplikasi”Tak Lagi Gunakan Format Bilik, PT KAI Siap Luncurkan Layanan Sleepers Train Lebaran 2018 Mendatang!16/04/2018In “Darat”Mau Nikmati WiFi Gratis di Stasiun? Pengguna KRL Jakarta Kota – Bogor Wajib Download LINIPOIN07/02/2019In “Darat”last_img read more

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