Study restrictions ‘unlawfully imposed’ on university students

first_imgHannah BaynesThe Home Office introduced study restrictions under schedule 10 of the Immigration Act 2016, which came into force in January 2018. Guidance was issued in May 2018 stating that asylum seekers should not be prohibited from studying. However, Baynes said she continued to receive referrals of clients who had received restrictions.When the firm was instructed to represent the cancer biology student, Baynes said ‘it became apparent that the Home Office imposed what appeared to be a blanket ban on “appeals right exhausted” (ARE) individuals studying, when their guidance clearly stated that the imposition of study restrictions for ARE individuals should be discretionary, and such a practice did not appear to be the intended aim of schedule 10’.The Home Office told the Gazette that the government does not routinely comment on individual cases. The policy on immigration bail set out in guidance will be clarified with caseworkers as soon as reasonably practical.The students are represented by Hannah Baynes, Helen Baron and Joud Saeb from the public law department at Duncan Lewis, who instructed barristers Shu Shin Luh and Grace Capel of Garden Court Chambers. The Home Office has agreed to review its immigration bail guidance, a law firm has said as it was preparing to challenge the government in court next week in a case concerning two asylum-seeking university students. National firm Duncan Lewis, which represents the students, said one was studying cancer biology and was due to sit her end-of-first-year exams when the Home Office imposed a study restriction on her. She eventually had to drop out of university. The second student, who accepted a place to study politics and international relations, was informed during the enrolment process that he had no right to study.Duncan Lewis announced today that the Home Office ‘conceded in the settlement of two claims for judicial review that it had acted unlawfully in imposing a study restriction as a condition of bail on two individuals simply because they had failed in their initial asylum claims and exhausted their appeal rights’.Solicitor Hannah Baynes said: ‘We have seen first-hand from our clients the positive impact that being able to study has had on them, not only in terms of gaining important knowledge and skills to enable them to pursue their career aspirations, but also the impact on their mental health and emotional well-being. The imposition of study restrictions singles out already-vulnerable asylum-seeking students from their course-mates, making them feel inferior and of less value on account of their immigration status.’last_img read more

Cultural Division announces Summer Arts Programme 2014

first_imgLocalNews Cultural Division announces Summer Arts Programme 2014 by: – June 26, 2014 Share Tweet Accordion playing workshopThe Cultural Division is currently gearing up to host its annual Summer Arts Programme at the Old Mill Cultural Centre during July and August 2014. The Summer Arts Programme offers courses for adults and children respectively. This year the programme for adults places some emphasis on craft with courses such as vetive mat making, latannye broom making and sensay dolls. Courses also include art, music, dance, woodcarving, photography and the ever-popular creole head tying course. Stage Management, traditional drumming and creole singing techniques are also being offered. The Cultural Division has recognized that the cultural industries is a growth sector of the economy and is generating employment for many persons. The Division is thus providing summer arts courses so that persons involved in the cultural industries sector can improve their skills, develop new products and increase their earnings. In this way the Division is contributing to national efforts at job creation, income generation and the encouragement of entrepreneurship particularly among persons involved in the cultural industries sector.The courses for children include creative dance, steel pan, art and craft, woodwork, percussion ensemble, and drama. Registration is now open and persons have up to July 11 to register. Persons interested should visit the Old Mill Cultural Centre in Canefield during normal working hours. Sharecenter_img 29 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

FBI Investigating Death From Domestic Dispute On Cruise Ship

first_imgPrincess Cruises says in a statement that the death occurred Tuesday night on the Emerald Princess but didn’t provide more details or immediately return calls. The 3,400-passenger ship arrived in Alaska’s capital city of Juneau on Wednesday, but passengers didn’t immediately get off. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The FBI is investigating the death of a Utah woman stemming from a domestic dispute aboard a cruise ship traveling in U.S. waters off Alaska. Princess says the Emerald Princess departed Seattle on Sunday to begin a weeklong cruise.center_img FBI spokeswoman Staci Feger-Pellessier says no arrests have yet been made, but a team was heading to Juneau. She says the agency is required to step in when such deaths occur in international or U.S. waters.last_img read more

Latest speculation over Phillips and Gray, Blues tipped to sign Kenedy

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook A round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving QPR, Chelsea and Brentford…Midlands newspaper the Express & Star reports that West Brom have warned QPR they will not pay £10m for Matty Phillips and are ready to look elsewhere. West London Sport revealed on Sunday that Rangers had rejected a bid from Albion for the 24-year-old winger.AdChoices广告The Express & Star later reported that Albion were moving closer to a deal and believed a compromise could be reached over a fee. Fans on Twitter react to QPR rejecting Phillips bidBut now it is being reported that Rangers have dug their heels in and that Baggies boss Tony Pulis has told them he will end his interest in Phillips if they refuse to budge.Kenedy is set complete a move from Fluminense to Chelsea this week, Brazilian media have reported.The Daily Mirror say Chelsea were interested in Pedro but that the Spain winger has decided to stay at Barcelona.Meanwhile, Hull City, who have been linked with Andre Gray, reportedly need to offload players before they can move for the Brentford striker.The Hull Daily Mail say the Tigers are being inhibited by a struggle to sell strikers Nikica Jelavic, Dame N’Doye and Abel Hernandez.last_img read more

Liverpool vs Arsenal Highlights: Arsenal shocked by Liverpool record loss; …

first_imgHighlight:Arsenal beat Liverpool in the English Premier LeagueLiverpool’s hopes of surpassing 100 points this season have been dashedCristiano’s Juventus draw in Italian Serie A.London: Liverpool suffered another shock defeat in the English Premier League. Arsenal have struggled to find form this season, beating Liverpool 2-1. In another match, Manchester City beat Bournemouth 2-1. Juventus draw to a 9-point lead in the Italian Serie A.Despite taking the lead early in the match, Liverpool were unable to win at Arsenal’s ground. Sadio Mane (20) scored for Liverpool. However, Liverpool took the lead in the first half through Lacassette (32) and Nelson (44). Despite having 67% of the ball and 24 shots in the match, Liverpool’s defeat came as a surprise. This is Liverpool’s second defeat since the start of the season. The team conceded two draws. Liverpool, who have won the title 30 years later, have not been able to return to their old form. With the defeat, Liverpool’s hopes of surpassing 100 points in the season were dashed. Liverpool with 93 points from 36 games and Manchester City with 75 points are in the top two.Also Read: Kovid to brother Snehashish; Sourav Ganguly under house surveillanceManchester City secured the victory with two goals in the first half. David Silva (6) and Jesus (39) netted for the winners while David Brooks (88) scored the consolation goal for Bournemouth. Tottenham Hotspur beat Newcastle 3-1 to advance to the top six. Sun Heng Min (27) and Harry Kane (60, 90) scored for Tottenham and Matt Richie (56) for Newcastle. In another match, Burnley and Wolves drew 1-1.Also Read: These are the 3 Indian batsmen who have scored 5000 runs and taken 100 wickets in ODIs!Juventus squandered the chance to take a huge lead in the Italian Serie A. The team drew 3-3 against Sassolo. Philippe Duricich (29), Bernardi (51) and Capoto (54) scored for Sassolo, while Danilo (5), Higuain (12) and Alexis Sandro (64) scored for Juventus. Other matches in the league include AC Milan 3-1 Parma, Bologna 1-1 Napoli, Sampdoria 3-0 Cagliari, Lyche 1-3 Fiorentina, Roma 2-1 Verona, Udinese 0-0 Lazio. Juventus are leading the league with 77 points from 33 games. Atlanta is 70 points behind and Lazio is 69 points behind.last_img read more

Football boss Malík: The duel with the Scots will take place….

first_imgCzech national football does not remember such wilderness. On Friday, two hours before the match, it was decided that the Czechs would take part in the League of Nations match against the Slovaks. This is despite another test with a positive result for covid-19.Dočkal et al. they played great, they won the duel 3: 1. But after the match, the players learned that the team was dissolving due to the spread of the covid disease. And that they are going home. According to the first reports, it seemed that the planned Monday match of the League of Nations in Olomouc against Scotland was canceled.“We will play it 80 percent,” said Martin Malík, chairman of the football association, in a morning interview for Seznam Zprávy. Shortly after 1 p.m., the FACR confirmed that the match would definitely take place.In the interview, Martin Malík explains how all previous vicissitudes have evolved, why individual decisions were made and who made them. And it outlines how the team will come together for Monday’s match. “It is certain that we cannot use any of those who were in Bratislava, including coaches,” says Malík.To the madness that is around @ceskarepre_cz in the last days unleashed, the team stood up in the best possible way.In Bratislava he showed an excellent, concentrated, sports-quality performance.And he deservedly won, in fact not only over SVK.I really smack and clap in front of players and coaches!– Ludek Madl (@LudekMadl) September 4, 2020Recall that the team first met at the meeting on Monday. And on Tuesday, it was found that one of the members of the implementation team has a positive test for covid-19. This significantly unsettled large Czech clubs, which are waiting for important European Cup matches, especially Slavia. Martin Malík has already described the situation connected with the measures before the match in Slovakia in this interview (here), which we published on Thursday. But the situation was even more turbulent than anyone could have expected.Let’s get a little at it, let’s try to tell a complicated story chronologically. And freely follow up on our previous conversation. So let’s go back to Friday afternoon, when the team has been nervous at the hotel for a very long time, how the control tests will turn out. Their results were announced at around 3.30 pm, but they were not available until around 6 pm. Why?If I understood correctly, the four tests came out zero, it was not possible to determine from them whether they were positive or negative. They therefore had to be processed once again.And one of them was subsequently evaluated as positive. As it became known, it was a test of a member of the team management. So who decided in the evening that the Slovakia-Czech Republic match will take place?Slovak Hygiene Station. From their point of view, it was important that the players’ tests were negative. We immediately isolated the infected person.Many, for example the players themselves, do not understand this: They were allowed to play a match in Slovakia, but subsequently the team had to be disbanded. Why? Did the pressure of large Czech clubs influence it? The head of Slavia, Jaroslav Tvrdík, wrote on Twitter that he would demand the withdrawal of the Slavs from the national team.We perceived the pressure from large Czech clubs all week. But he had no significant influence on this decision. As I said, the fact that the match took place in Slovakia was approved by Slovak hygiene. However, we were also in contact with Czech hygiene, specifically with Dr. Marešová, who took care of us in Prague. She agreed that playing a match in Slovakia carries only a low risk. But she decided that after the match, the team must be disbanded.Because after the first find, unfortunately, the second came. And because the team was isolated from the rest of the environment, it was obvious that the virus was probably being transmitted within the Czech team. And in order not to spread further, it was necessary to take additional quarantine measures associated with the fact that this team will no longer work together.Please describe the other quarantine measures.In accordance with the quarantine measures of the League Football Association, footballers from the Czech League will return home, under the control of their clubs. They take additional tests on Monday or Tuesday. And if they are negative, they will be able to start training with their teams under specific conditions. If all goes well, they will be available to clubs for league matches next weekend.As far as I know, the ten-day quarantine was applied to all members of the coaching staff who were closest to the number 2 during the trip to Bratislava. And what about the representatives from foreign clubs?If they have a negative test result on Monday, they will be able to move from the Czech Republic to their clubs. The next procedure will be set for each according to the regulations of the respective country where it operates.Another League of Nations match is scheduled for Monday, and the Czech team should face the Scots in Olomouc. The first news was that the match would not take place, but on Saturday morning, the idea of ​​playing the match came to life again. So what’s the situation now?We are working intensively with UEFA, things are under development, we are looking for solutions.Why did the FACR first communicate that the match against Scotland would not take place in due time – and now you say something else?It was all very hectic on Friday night, there was probably a bit of confusion, we wanted to say that the fate of Monday’s match is being intensively resolved with UEFA.Is it possible to postpone the duel with Scotland to another date?This is a big problem, there are simply no free dates. In addition, the Scots are awaiting the completion of additional play-offs for participation in the EURO tournament. It’s all more complicated.So how likely is it that the match will take place on Monday’s originally scheduled date?I would see it at 80 percent on Saturday before noon. It is certain that we will not be able to deploy any of those who were in Bratislava. Neither players, nor coaches, nor members of the implementation team, nor employees of the association. Nobody.(Note: As FACR spokesman Michal Jurman specified after 1 pm, Monday’s match will take place in agreement with UEFA and the Scottish side.)How will you deal with it? Is it possible to deploy a team under the age of 21 and postpone its Monday match with Croatia? Or deploy, for example, the Sigma Olomouc league team, which would play at the home stadium?You’re probably basically thinking in the right directions, but everything is going well now, now that we’re talking, I can’t tell you what other obstacles we’ll run into. We are dealing with the request.Could it be that Slavia, Sparta or Pilsen would refuse to provide you with other players in “Repre 2”?I don’t think that’s the problem. Look, the team under 21 went through the same system of controls and measures as the “A”. And there was no problem. Unfortunately, with the A-team, covid-19 showed us how insidious it can be.In order for the match to take place on Monday, the new Czech team would have to be tested for covid on Sunday, according to UEFA rules. So do you think it’s realistic to put a new team together so quickly?We’re working on what I’m saying, everything’s up and running. We are exploring opportunities, we are negotiating with UEFA.What sanctions would be imposed by UEFA if Monday’s match did not take place? Contumacy? Fine?Contumination probably yes. As for the financial sanction, this is a question that is difficult to comment on now. So far, no precedent has been set from which to try to deduce this. Unfortunately, it hit us. But I suppose that even though we are the first in this regard, we will probably not be the last.How time went in the covid case of the Czech national teamFriday, August 28:All members of the implementation team are being tested, with the exception of the masseur, who had a negative test from the club on Thursday.Monday, August 31:The Prague meeting begins, where members of the implementation team meet with representatives.Tuesday, September 1:The UEFA test reveals that the already mentioned masseur, who completed a league match on the bench of his club team over the weekend, is positive for covid-19. The masseur is immediately separated from the team.Wednesday, September 2:The control tests of the whole team are negative. Players Tomáš Souček and Patrik Schick, who had a masseur “under his hands”, are quarantined. The other players are divided into groups.Thursday, September 3:Epidemiologists do not recommend air transfer, so there are coaches to Bratislava. In addition, a day later than originally planned.Friday, September 4:The team passes other tests, one of which, with the team manager, is positive. The Slovak Hygiene Station will allow the match to take place.Martina Marešová from the Prague hygiene station decides that the Czech national team should now be dissolved and its members will undergo quarantine measures.Monday, September 7:The Czech-Scotland match should take place in Olomouc. It is not yet clear whether this will succeed. And who would possibly defend the Czech colors in this duel of the League of Nations.last_img read more

World Cup delay could be IPL’s gain

first_imgNEW DELHI, (Reuters) – India’s cricket board will not push for the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia to be postponed but would consider staging the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the October/November slot if it becomes available, a senior BCCI official has told Reuters. This year’s IPL, which is worth almost $530 million to the BCCI, has been indefinitely postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic while the World Cup, which is scheduled to begin on Oct. 18, is also in jeopardy.Reports in Australian media have suggested India’s influential board may look to push for the World Cup to be postponed to open up a window for the IPL.World Cup contingency plans are on the agenda at next week’s International Cricket Council (ICC) board meeting but BCCI treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal said India would not be recommending it be pushed back. “Why should the BCCI suggest postponing the Twenty20 World Cup?” Dhumal told Reuters by telephone.“We’ll discuss it in the meeting and whatever is appropriate, (the ICC) will take a call. “If the Australia government announces that the tournament will happen and Cricket Australia is confident they can handle it, it will be their call. BCCI would not suggest anything.”While Australia has seen new infections of the novel coronavirus slow to a trickle and is gradually easing travel curbs and social distancing restrictions, hosting a 16-team World Cup would be a Herculean task for Cricket Australia. Dhumal questioned whether the tournament should go ahead if it had to be played without spectators and said the Australian government would play a key role in any decision.“It all depends on what the Australian government says on this – whether they’d allow so may teams to come and play the tournament,” he added.“Will it make sense to play games without spectators? Will it make sense for CA to stage such a tournament like that? It’s their call.” Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts was  yesterday guarded about the prospects of staging the tournament as scheduled. “We don’t have clarity on that one, yet. But as the situation continues to improve, you never know what might be possible,” he said.“It’s ultimately a decision for the ICC.”The ICC has said it was unlikely to make a final call on the fate of the World Cup until August but some boards are in the process of making contingency plans in the event of a postponement. While the BCCI recognised an open October-November window would suit the IPL, Dhumal said there was no point in making plans until there was some certainty about the World Cup.“If we have the window available, and depending on what all can be organised, we’ll decide accordingly,” he added. “We can’t presume that it’s not happening and go on planning.”last_img read more

Golfers fire in first round of match play

first_imgCARDINIA BEACONHILLS GOLF THE first round of the Brian Balcombe Match Play event was played on Saturday at Cardinia Beaconhills…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

There is little to question

first_imgBERWICK had just become the third team, in four rounds of footy, to take top spot on the SEFNL ladder…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Fury over road plan

first_imgBy Jade LawtonAbout 150 residents packed the Officer Public Hall on Wednesday night to hear more about the proposed highway…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img