The Children’s Society has welcomed what it hails as a government U-turn over legal aid for vulnerable migrant children, following a five-year legal battle. Justice minister Lucy FrazerJustice minister Lucy Frazer QC MP today confirmed in a written ministerial statement that legal aid will be extended to immigration matters for unaccompanied and separated children.Frazer said her department examined evidence presented as part of a judicial review brought by The Children’s Society’s and government data on funding applications.’Based on the distinct nature of the cohort in question, and of our data regarding them, I have decided to bring these cases into the scope of legal aid to ensure access to justice’, Frazer said.The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 cut vast swathes of civil law from the scope of public funding. Special provision was made for children under 18 in family law proceedings to obtain legal aid but not for migrant children.Research conducted by The Children’s Society in 2015 showed that thousands of children in the UK on their own were being denied access to the law, leaving them vulnerable to exploitation, homelessness and unfair treatment. Removing legal aid for most immigration cases meant that many children, including those in local authority care, were at risk of being sexually abused or exploited because their immigration status could not be resolved.Commenting on today’s development, Matthew Reed, chief executive of The Children’s Society, said: ‘This is an important change in policy which will go a long way to protecting some of the most marginalised and vulnerable young people in our communities.’Legal aid is absolutely vital for ensuring that children can access justice. For children who are subject to immigration control and who are in this country on their own, it is an absolute lifeline. The government should be commended for this significant change for children and young people.’LASPO will be amended ‘in due course following discussion across government and with external stakeholders’, Frazer confirmed.Law Society president Christina Blacklaws said it is ‘as heartening as it is rare to have such good news on legal aid’. She added: ‘Children who are alone or separated from their families are among the most vulnerable people in society and it is absolutely right they are supported by the state to settle their immigration status. The Children’s Society legal case has achieved a victory for common sense and compassion.’Coram Children’s Legal Centre welcomed the government’s decision to work with stakeholders on the amendment. ‘We also hope that the Ministry of Justice and Department for Education undertake a campaign to inform local authority frontline staff of the forthcoming changes, so that there is no delay for children in need of legal help. No child should be left without access to justice,’ the centre said.
Seperti yang sudah disinggung di atas, nantniya para pengguna layanan Sleepers Train ini dapat mengatur tempat duduknya hingga ke posisi tidur, persis seperti bangku First Class. Tidak berhenti sampai di situ, penumpang juga dapat menikmati beberapa fasilitas penunjang kenyamanan lainnya, seperti televisi, sajian makanan, dan lain sebagainya.“Penumpangnya bisa betul-betul selonjoran buat tidur. Kami siapkan ini untuk kereta jarak jauh, dari Jakarta ke Surabaya,” ungkap Edi sembari membocorkan rute uji coba dari kereta tidur ini. “Sudah waktunya Indonesia memiliki angkutan umum mewah yang tidak kalah dengan yang ada di luar negeri,” tandasnya. Edi menambahkan, semisal Sleepers Train ini ternyata banyak digandrungi oleh penumpang, bukan tidak mungkin jumlah armadanya pun akan meningkat sesuai dengan permintaan penumpang.Untuk kapasitas, kereta ini sendiri mampu menampung 17 hingga 18 kursi penumpang di setiap gerbongnya. Kendati belum ada konfirmasi resmi terkait formasi gerbong dalam satu rangkaian, namun untuk soal harga per-trip, Edi menaksir akan berada diatas layanan eksekutif dan Priority. “Perkiraan di atas Rp900.000 untuk rute Jakarta – Surabaya,” tutur Edi. Oleh karena itu, PT KAI akan melakukan tes pasar guna menetahui animo masyarakat.“Kami ‘test case’ dulu apakah memang masyarakat menghendaki kereta sleeper ini yang betul-betul bisa tidur selonjoran. Tarif sedang dihitung mudah-mudahan satu sampai dua hari ini keluar tarifnya,” kata Edi, dikutip dari sumber lain.Baca Juga: Hadirkan Sleeper Train, Siapkah PT KAI Hapus Bayangan “Masalah” Sosial KA Bima?Seperti yang sudah diberitakan sebelumnya, PT KAI akan menggunakan armada yang kini tengah dikembangkan oleh PT INKA untuk layanan Sleepers Train ini. Guna menghindari masalah sosial, PT KAI tidak akan lagi menggunakan sistem bilik seperti yang pernah digunakan KA Bima 1 dan 2. KA Bima sendiri terkenal sebagai pelopor layanan Sleepers Train di Indonesia, dimana pada tanggal 1 Juni 1967 silam tercatat sebagai tanggal pengoperasian pertama dari kereta tidur ini.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedSiap-Siap! PT KAI Akan Jual Tiket Sleepers Train 10 Juni Mendatang08/06/2018In “Darat”Adopsi Gerbong Bertingkat dan Tarif Lebih dari Rp900 Ribu, Inilah Kereta Sleeper PT KAI24/04/2018In “Darat”Capai Okupasi 60 Persen, Luxury Sleeper Train PT KAI Terbukti Diminati Penumpang31/10/2018In “Darat” Sumber: Tribun Bagi Anda yang selama ini menantikan kehadiran dari layanan Sleepers Train yang sempat hilang dari rel di Indonesia pada awal tahun 1990-an, nampaknya Anda akan bergembira seraya PT KAI yang secara resmi akan mengoperasikan layanan ini pada Hari Raya Idul Fitri mendatang. Menganut prinsip yang hampir serupa dengan layanan First Class yang ada di dunia aviasi, Sleepers Train ini dipercaya akan bertengger di atas kelas Priority, kelas paling mewah yang dimiliki oleh PT KAI saat ini.Baca Juga: Mengenal Eksotisme Layanan Kereta Tidur di IndonesiaSebagaimana yang dihimpun KabarPenumpang.com dari sejumlah laman sumber, Direktur Utama PT KAI, Edi Sukmoro mengatakan bahwa beberapa Sleepers Train ini akan datang sebelum Lebaran 2018 mendatang. “Sebelum Lebaran ini empat kereta tersebut akan datang. Kami berharap, Lebaran nanti bisa dioperasikan,” tutur Edi, dikutip dari laman Kompas.com (14/4/2018).
IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 KEYWORDS Japan, however, was shut out of the medals in the men’s 500, with Ryohei Haga’s seventh-place finish the best result for local sprinters. Keiichiro Nagashima could only manage 10th.Sochi silver medalist Jan Smeekens of the Netherlands triumphed in 35.06 and Russians Pavel Kulizhnikov and Ruslan Murashov took second and third, respectively, with times of 35.16 and 35.24.Nana Takagi was eighth in the women’s 3,000 won by Dutchwoman Ireen Wust. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES RELATED PHOTOS speedskating, Lee Sang-hwa, Nao Kodaira Not fast enough: Keiichiro Nagashima places 10th in the men’s 500-meter competition at the speedskating World Cup meet on Friday in Obihiro, Hokkaido Prefecture. | KYODO OBIHIRO, HOKKAIDO PREF. – Winter Olympic champion Lee Sang-Hwa of South Korea won the women’s 500 meters and Nao Kodaira turned in a runner-up finish at the first World Cup meet of the season on Friday.Lee, who defended her Olympic title at this year’s Sochi Games, posted a time of 38.07 seconds at Hokkaido Tokachi Oval, finishing 0.11 ahead of Kodaira. Russia’s Olga Fatkulina was third in 38.50. Arisa Go was 10th.
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The Heat held a quick 2-0 lead against the third-place Bears before Alberta scored four times in 23 minutes to take control of the game, leading 4-2 at halftime.Stinson, working on a degree in Human Kinetics after transferring to UBCO following three seasons at U of C, assisted on a goal by Maddy Laranjo to give the Heat the two-goal advantage.“(Andrea) adds some experience to an otherwise fairly young squad,” Smith said.“Stinny plays in the heart of our midfield and brings a sense of energy and composure to our game model.”Wheeler, in her fourth year of a Arts Major, played with Stinson on Nelson Youth Soccer Rep teams as well as Kootenay Regional squads.“In addition to defending, Brittany provides consistent and accurate delivery of the ball to our attacking players when we are playing out of the back or attacking the goal,” Smith explained.Stinson and Wheeler are just a few Nelson Youth Soccer girls playing at the varsity level.At the University of Lethridge, three players are currently on the roster — defender Erica Augsten, forward Naomi Perkins and midfielder Tara Yowek.Lethbridge, 3-7-2 in the East Division of Canada West CIS, travels to BC to face Trinity Western and University of Fraser Valley.UBCO concludes the CIS regular season at home this weekend, hosing University of Saskatchewan Saturday and Regina Sunday.Both games are at Nonis Sports Field on the campus of UBCO.”Andrea Stinson and Brittany Wheeler are both key pieces to our 2016 Canada West Squad and are both incredible young women to work with,” the UBCO coaching staff said. Two Nelson Youth Soccer graduates have found their way back to their home province to play out their university careers.Brittany Wheeler and Andrea Stinson, teammates throughout youth soccer campaigns, landed on the roster of the University of Okanagan Heat after spending the early part of their respective CIS Women’s Soccer careers in Alberta.The two players transfered to UBCO after spending the early part of their university careers playing in Alberta — Stinson at the University of Calgary and Wheeler with University of Lethbridge.“It was identified in our first few days with the program that Andrea (Stinson) had a ton to offer and was without hesitation was brought on to help captain our team leading into the 2016 CIS season,” the Heat coaching staff said of the diminutive, but incredibly fast Stinson.As for Wheeler, a solid defender throughout her soccer career, the UBCO staff was happy to find an experienced player to solidify the Heat back line.“Brittany brings incredible spirit, heart and integrity to our program,” interim UBCO coach Craig Smith added when asked about 5’2″ Wheeler.“As a wide defender Britt continually stops the oppositions top attacking players with her dominating 1v1 defending ability.”The Heat, coming off a 5-2 loss Friday in Edmonton against the University of Alberta Bears and a 1-1 tie Sunday at home versus University of Northern BC Timberwolves, sit sixth in the West Division of the CIS with a 4-7-1 record as the season enters its final week of regular season play.
The Aldi Community Games Connaught Finals in the second round of Activities took place in Leitrim on Saturday 14th July, with over 60 Teams involved from the 5 Counties of Connaught, initially involving over 800 competitors through Pre Lims, Semi Finals and Finals in 10 activities in 22 events. Appreciation is extended to all the volunteers, co-ordinators, and officials, without whose support these Finals could not go ahead. Thanks also is extended to the schools, colleges, sporting parent bodies who put their excellent facilities and personnel at our disposal and also acknowledging the excellent work done by Connaught Community Games Council and the Leitrim County Committee headed by Mary Keenan, Connaught Chair. Both Connaught and Leitrim Committees wish to acknowledge the support of everyone who helped in any way to make this truly sporting day for competitors and supporters, to the National CEO and HQ Office staff, the National Board of Directors and the National Sponsor AldiThe Galway results were as follows:U/13 Boys Futsal – Aughanagh (Sligo) 5-1 Annaghdown U/13 Girls Futsal – Knocknacarra 8-3 Aughanagh (Sligo) U/10 Mixed Gaelic Football – Oranmore/Maree 14-9 Carrick on Shannon, Leitrim 3-5U/15 Girls Soccer – Athenry 5-2 Cliffony Grange, SligoU/12 Boys Soccer – Clarinbridge 8-1 Burrishoole, MayoU/14 Boys Spikeball – Drumshmabo, Leitrim 3-2 KilnadeemaU/14 Camogie – Bullaun/New InnU/11 Hurling ‘A’ – ClarinbridgeU/14 Girls Spikeball – Kilnadeema/Leitrim U/16 Boys Pitch & Putt – Craughwell All the Galway winners will now represent Connaught at the Aldi Community Games National finals in University of Limerick on the weekend of 17th to 19th August 2018 and we wish them all the best of luck in the finals print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
MAYO 2-13 LEITRIM 2-13 (Mayo win 4-1 after Penalty Shoot-Out) There was a first yesterday in the Quarter Final of the FBD League when Mayo and Leitrim took part in the first ever Penalty Shoot out in a Connacht Competition, with Evan Regan converting the winning kick for Mayo after a brilliant Leitrim comeback saw them claw back an 8 point deficit in the 2nd half to earn a 2-13 to 2-13 draw.Leitrim came out of the blocks faster, with Dean McGovern causing problems on the edge of the square linking well with Pearce Dolan for 2 nice early scores, giving his team a 0-3 to 0-1 advantage. Mayo then woke up and struck for two brilliant goals in quick succession, Brian Reape weaving through the defence to blast to the top corner for the first before Fergal Boland got on the end of a trademark powerful surge by Donal Vaughan to smash t the net also. This was one of the first instances of the new rules being in effect in a competitive game, and they had very little impact, although perhaps encouragingly both teams showed more of an inclination to kick the ball, with Seamus O’ Shea in particular feeding quality kick passes through to the forward line at every opportunity. Mayo continued in the ascendency until the half time break where they led 2-9 to 0-8, Evan Regan and new comers Colm Moran and Fionn McDonagh landing nice scores for them in this period.The second half started with Jack Heslin blazing through from the throw in only to see his fine effort well saved by Rob Hennelly. Indeed that was one of a number of golden goal opportunities that Leitrim spurned, and on reflection had they taken at least one of those it could be them preparing to travel to Tuam to play Galway next weekend. 10 minutes into the second half the game was flipped on its head with two scrappy Leitrim goals from the impressive Evan Sweeney and sub Ryan O’Rourke stunning Mayo. Domhnaill Flynn levelled the scores minutes later, and they would go on to trade points until the final whistle, with Damien Moran levelling the game and forcing the penalty shoot out with his last gasp score. Captain Jason Doherty, Brian Reape, Man of the match Fergal Boland and Evan regan all converted their kicks to win the shoot out 4-1 infront of a huge crowd at AvantCard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada who very much enjoyed the novelty of the occasion, and indeed the cracker of a game that preceded it.New Leitrim manager Terry Hyland will be absolutely delighted with the performance from his charges, in particular their rip roaring comeback in the second half. It perfectly sets up a good tilt at the national league in a few weeks for them, and for James Horan it gives him the opportunity to pit his charges against Galway next weekend in Tuam, who have had the upperhand in the last number of meetings between the teams.LEITRIM: Diarmuid McKiernan, Paddy Maguire, Fergal McTague, Aidan Flynn, Conor Reynolds, Ray Mulvey, Shane Quinn (0-1), Dean McGovern (0-1), Shane Moran (0-1), Sean McWeeney, Cillian McGloin (0-1), Jack Heslin (0-2), Evan Sweeney (1-3, 0-2fs), Pearce Dolan (0-2), Domhnaill Flynn (0-1f) SUBS M Plunkett, R O’Rourke (1-0), G Plunkett, D Moran (0-1) D RooneyMAYO: Rob Hennelly (0-1 ’45), Eoin O’Donoghue (0-1), Ger Cafferkey, Brendan Harrison, Lee Keegan, James McCormack, Donal Vaughan, Seamie O’Shea, Stephen Coen, Fionn McDonagh (0-1), Jason Doherty (0-3fs), Fergal Boland (1-3), Colm Moran (0-1), Brian Reape(1-1), Evan Regan (0-2, 0-1f).SUBS C Crowe, J Kelly, B Doyle, O McLaughlin, C Tracey( Courtesy of Brían Mangan on Connacht Gaa website) print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Listen back to Ollie Turner and Kevin O’Dwyer from Kilmallock last Saturday as Oughterard booked their place in the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Football Final after a famous 1-12 to 0-12 win over Kerry side Templenoe. (Photo courtesy of Donal Kelly) print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Ipswich Town have completed the signing of Rangers forward Joe Garner on a three year deal.The 29-year-old fans favourite spent less than a year in Glasgow after being signed by former manager Mark Warburton for a reported £1.8 million last August.The English Championship club confirmed the signing for an “undisclosed yet significant fee”.Former England U21 player Garner is heading back to the league he says is the toughest he has played in after he playing there for a season with Preston North End, scoring six goals, before joining Rangers. The striker scored ten goals in Scotland, including a hat-trick against Hamilton Academical in the Scottish Cup, but wasn’t part of new manager Pedro Caixinha’s long term plans.A promising start in Glasgow seen Garner score his first goal for Rangers against rivals Celtic and even had a popular song in his honour reach the Christmas pop charts.But as the season went on he struggled to cement his place in the side as Rangers finished third in the Scottish Premiership and lost two semi-finals to the Parkhead side.Speaking after completing the move down south Garner told the Ipswich Town website he was excited at the opportunity to play in England again. He said: “I’ve had a couple of conversations with the manager and he told me of his ideas for this season and I can’t wait to get going now.“There has been interest from Ipswich in the past but I’m delighted to have this opportunity now to come down and play here. “It’s good to get things done early as well. I’ve had a few moves when you join in the last week of pre-season and it’s always harder to settle in then but here I can start with the other lads for a full pre-season and I’m looking forward to it.“I know all about the Championship. It’s the toughest league I have played in but we’ve got some good players here and I’m ready for the challenge. “I had a great time at Rangers and got on well with the fans there but that’s behind me now. It’s a new chapter for me here.”