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first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

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Residence test proposal ‘unlawful and unworkable’

first_imgLawyers have warned that the proposed introduction of a residence test for civil legal aid is potentially ‘unlawful, discriminatory and unworkable’ and will leave vulnerable victims without redress.The plan to restrict legal aid to those with at least 12 months continuous ‘lawful residence’ is contained in the Ministry of Justice consultation on ‘transforming legal aid’, which closes next Tuesday.The Law Society said those who will be excluded as a result of the cuts will include parents and children involved in child abduction cases, victims of human trafficking and domestic violence, and British babies involved in care proceedings and clinical negligence.Responding to the consultation, legal aid firm Birnberg Peirce & Partners said the change will also deny access to justice to victims of ‘egregious abuses of power’ by agents of the British state, including the police, the Home Office and the secret intelligence services.The firm said it is in the interest of the British public, not just those individuals affected, to hold the state to account.Birnberg Peirce suggested that the residence test is ‘potentially unlawful, discriminatory and unworkable’.The application is ‘likely’ to lead to a breach of the UK’s international treaty obligations to ensure equal access to justice for those most at risk – including under the European Convention on Human Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the UN Protocol on Trafficking.Law Society president Lucy Scott-Moncrieff said the test threatens to prevent some of the most vulnerable people in society from obtaining legal aid.Chair of the Law Society’s children law committee, Denise Lester, said the proposals are ‘xenophobic’ and ‘completely contrary’ to the rule of law.last_img read more

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Industry in Brief

first_imgUVZ & AVR has begun constructing a rolling stock assembly works at Ahtme in northeast Estonia. The first two assembly lines will be installed in November, and the Russian-Estonian joint stock company expects to employ up to 400 people to produce up to 3000 passenger carriages and tank wagons per year.Voestalpine is to invest €66m modernising the rail rolling line at its Leoben-Donawitz plant at the end of 2005. The work will reduce the time needed to change rollers and allow rails to be produced to tighter tolerances.The Centre for Rail Skills replaced the Rail Industry Training Council on June 30. Owned by the UKrailway industry, the Centre’s role is to represent the industry in all matters relating to vocational education and training matters.Transport and architectural planning company TranSystems Corp has acquired consultants Multisystems. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Multisystems specialises in service planning, fare policy and technology, accessibility and paratransit.German Railway’s IT service provider Deutsche Bahn Systems has signed an alliance agreement with Accenture for the development of a new customer relationship management system and maintaining order management technology for DB Cargo. Consultancy Scott Wilson Railways has opened an office in York in the UK. It is headed by Mark Jackson, who said it is ’starting with a core of civil engineering personnel and will gradually develop to include signalling teams and an operations and planning group’.Holland LP’s M-Bar-D division opened an eighth wagon repair facility on August 15. The site in Norfolk, Nebraska, will carry out inspection and maintenance work for Nebraska Central Railroad and other customers.last_img read more

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Ethiopia blocks social media sites over exam leak

first_imgEthiopia’s Education Ministry says 254,000 students are expected to sit for the national exams. Ethiopian officials have blocked social media sites across the country until national school exams conclude on Wednesday.Facebook and other mobile apps have been disabled since Saturday, and citizens are complaining.The government communications office said the sites were blocked to ensure an “orderly exam process,” beginning on Monday.An online leak of national exam sheets in May forced the tests to be postponed. Some opposition media claimed responsibility for the leaks and many have called it an embarrassment for the government.Blogger Daniel Berhane says the government has no legal basis to deny the freedom of expression to millions of citizens. He says that “this is not China.”last_img read more

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African Union to train a thousand new police recruits in Somalia

African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) will train 1000 newly recruited police officers in South Somalia to assist in enhancing security in the nation, reports Xinhua.AMISOM statement said that of the a thousand police recruits, 600 will be from the Blete Weyne and the other 400 from Jowhar area both in the HirShabelle state in southern Somalia.“AMISOM will continue to lobby for more equipment and will renovate the police stations in order to ensure that the goals of the Somali Police Force (SPF) are achieved,” said Chikunguru Maxwell, AMISOM Police Coordinator of Reforms, Restructuring and Development.The training will involve practical work designed to deal with prevailing crimes in a post-conflict environment to ensure the police recruits can be more professional in keeping the people of Somalia safe and secure.The Deputy Police Commissioner of HirShabelle state, General Mohamed Abdi Bashir said although the police force was constrained by resources it is determined to deliver to the people of Somalia. read more

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Group Formed To Address Dangers Of Old Interfloor Factory – Dumfries

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInA Multi Agency group as part of Dumfries and Galloway’s Local Resilience Partnership, has been formed to address health and safety risks to the public at the former Interfloor site at Heathhall.Scottish Fire and Rescue, Police Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway Council would like to remind the public, and our young people in particular, about the dangers of entering ANY derelict buildings.Public safety is of our first priority and we would re-iterate that the public should stay clear of these buildings and the surrounding area.Parents are asked to re-inforce this message to their children. Know where your children are and inform them of the dangers of playing on such sites.We are currently in consultation with the owners of the Interfloor site regarding security and the clean-up process, but would ask the public to avoid the site at this time whilst we monitor the situation.SFRS Dumfries and Galloway Group Manager David Broughton said: “We are always concerned about the possibility of anyone accessing any empty premises. From experience, we know that derelict and empty buildings can become a target for malicious fires. “In such cases, we will always take a preventative approach by working with the owners and other local partners to secure such sites and raise awareness of the risks.“We also seek to educate young people about the dangers of setting fires, both for themselves and other members of the public.“Additionally, the danger of injury due to the environmental risks within such properties is a real concern. Unstable footing, broken glass and other hazards materials are often prevalent.“Such activity is not only reckless and dangerous, but can divert SFRS resources away from genuine emergencies. However, through robust and flexible strategic planning, our crews are always ready to respond to any incident to keep our communities safe.”If anyone sees anything suspicious or people entering the site, please phone Police Scotland on 101.last_img read more

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Azkals’ Schröck to remain in football after retirement

first_imgFor the 33-year-old, football gave him the life he has today, and he believes the future may likely lead him teaching his beloved sport to less unfortunate children.“Many Filipino children are breadwinners of their families, and they often earn salaries of P18,000 to P30,000. But if you can play football, it can be a viable source of income,” said Schröck. MANILA – Philippines national football team and Ceres-Negros FC captain Stephan Schröck will still be involved in the beautiful game even if he decides to hang his boots soon. Midfield maestro Stephan Schröck looks for open teammates to pass the ball to during an Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup match. Schröck said he plans to remain in the beautiful game even if he retires soon. AFC Schröck said during an E-Sports International podcast that he plans to give back after his career is over by helping Filipino youth find new perspectives through football. ‘I am not the tallest, the fastest or the most skillful football player you’ve ever seen. I’m definitely not.  But if you are willing to put in the hard work and make sacrifices, you will make it very far in this sport,” he added./PN He added: “I want to help kids become very good at something; not just football. I want to help them be good in school and in life because football is only three hours of your day. The other 21 hours are about life. There is more to life than just football.”  “The Philippines is full of talented athletes. If the government would only help support those players, the results would be unbelievable. The Filipino athletes have so much potential. Hopefully I can help them achieve their dreams,” said Schröck. Schröck already shared his vision by opening a football academy – one that will provide opportunities for aspiring footballers outside of Metro Manila. “Every day is a learning experience and an opportunity to give back to the community,” said the Filipino-German midfielder, a two-time Mr. Football awardee of the Philippine Sportswriters Association.last_img read more

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The stage is set for SAATC 2016

first_imgEven though the cup is only two years old, it has already produced a world championship rider – Adam Norrodin.2016 will once again see the championship contested over six rounds in five different countries each round hosting two races. Sepang will see the season kick off with two days of testing in February before the Cup heads to Thailand to race alongside the WSBK Championship.Qatar will host races three and four from March, the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup racing alongside the MotoGP World Championship. Mid-May will see the Cup riders return to Sepang for their first races at the Malaysian circuit, once again alongside the WSBK Championship before heading to the Zhuhai circuit in China. This race will run with the highly popular Pan Delta event.The final two rounds of the 2016 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup season will see the youngsters follow the MotoGP riders to Motegi and Sepang in October for last four races. 12 races and ample practice time offer riders a chance to learn the tracks and continue to improve their race craft.The riders who will be participating in the 2016 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup are:Tom Stewart William Edwards (Australia)Ahamed Kadai Yaseen (India)Irfan Aradiansyah (Indonesia)Dwiki Hardhiana Suparta (Indonesia)Faldhan Novayaser Mardani (Indonesia)Alif Akbar Utama (Indonesia)Basyiruddin Samhan Mashuri (Indonesia)Riku Sugawara (Japan)Yuki Kunii (Japan)Shogo Kawasaki (Japan)Muhammad Izam Ikmal (Malaysia)Muhammad Khairul Ikhwan Bin Ajis (Malaysia)Amirul Hakim Bin Mohd Rizal (Malaysia)2016 SAATC Race Calendar: 14th – 16th OctoberRaces 9&10MotoGP JapanMotegiJapan DateEvent TypeCoinciding EventCircuitCountry 11th – 13th MarchRaces 1&2WSBK ThailandBuriramThailand 28th – 30th OctoberRaces 11&12MotoGP MalaysiaSepangMalaysia The 2016 schedule for the third edition of the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup has been revealed, featuring 12 races. 13th – 15th MayRaces 5&6WSBK MalaysiaSepangMalaysia 16th – 19th SeptemberRaces 7&8Pan DeltaZhuhaiChina 9 th – 10 th FebruaryTestNoneSepangMalaysia –Ads– 17th – 20th MarchRaces 3&4MotoGP QatarLosailQatarlast_img read more

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TSMA 2017: PT ASDP Sabet Predikat I Untuk Jasa Angkutan Transportasi Laut dan Penyeberangan

first_imgArahan dari Kementerian Perhubungan selaku regulator terkait aspek keselamatan sangat ASDP perhatikan. Pemenuhan alat-alat keselamatan yang sesuai standar, peningkatan kompetensi dan awareness sumber daya manusia tentang aspek keselamatan dan ketentuan-ketentuan yang telah ditetapkan regulator, diterapkan dengan sebaik-baiknya, “Ini adalah komitmen kami,” tegas Faik Fahmi.Ia nemambahkan, bahwa pencapaian ini merupakan kerja keras seluruh insan ASDP untuk memprioritaskan aspek keselamatan baik di sisi operasional maupun layanan kepada pengguna jasa. Bagi kami, keselamatan seluruh pengguna jasa adalah hal yang pertama dan utama.Baca juga: Buffer Zone, Solusi PT ASDP Untuk Memecah Konsentrasi PemudikKegiatan Transportation Safety Management Award (TSMA) digelar oleh Kementerian Perhubungan dengan tujuan untuk memberikan pelayanan yang terbaik bagi masyarakat sebagai pengguna jasa sektor transportasi, dengan tetap mengedepankan aspek keselamatan.Penilaian dilakukan berpedoman kepada Pedoman Penilaian dan kriteria sebagai berikut :a. Organisasi (15%)b. Sarana (Pelaksanaan Program) (35%)c. SDM (Pelaksanaan Program) (40%)d. Pendukung Manajemen Keselamatan (10%)Kegiatan penilaian/termasuk penilaian ke lapangan telah dilaksanakan pada bulan Oktober hingga Nopember 2017, dilanjutkan proses penetapan pemenang lomba pada bulan Desember 2017.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedPra Gelar Rute di Kepulauan Seribu, ASDP Indonesia Ferry Lakukan Survei dan Koordinasi16/01/2017In “Angkutan Ferry”Gapasdap Minta Tiga Fungsi Pelabuhan Penyeberangan Dibagi, Ini Tanggapan ASDP20/11/2019In “Featured”Hentikan Sementara Penjualan Tiket Penumpang, ASDP Hanya Layani Logistik28/04/2020In “Angkutan Ferry” BUMN PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry (Persero) hari Selasa ini (19/12/2017) meriah predikat penyelenggara pelayanan jasa angkutan Transportasi Laut dan Penyeberangan Terbaik I di ajang Penganugerahan Penghargaan Manajemen Keselamatan Penyelenggara Jasa Angkutan/Transportation Safety Management Award (TSMA) 2017 yang diselenggarakan oleh Kementerian Perhubungan.Baca juga: “Waroeng ASDP,” Model Kantin Baru di Kapal Ferry Yang Hangat dan HigienisPT ASDP berhasil meraih peringkat I dengan nilai 94,32 yang diikuti posisi kedua oleh Dharma Lautan Utama dengan nilai 84,46 dan di posisi ketiga diraih oleh PT Pelni dengan nilai 83,49. “Memberikan pelayanan prima kepada pengguna jasa tentunya tidak lepas dari pengawasan aspek keamanan dan keselamatan. Keselamatan bagi kami bukan hanya kewajiban melainkan sebuah kebutuhan.Oleh karenanya, kami selalu berupaya meningkatkan pengawasan terhadap pelaksanaan aspek keselamatan dan keamanan di lapangan lebih baik lagi sehingga dapat terwujud service excellent,” ujar Direktur Utama PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry Faik Fahmi, dikutip dari siaran pers hari ini.last_img read more

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