Leigh Day prepares Windrush group action

first_imgHome OfficeJamie Beagent, a partner in the firm’s human rights department, said the compensation scheme would need to ‘fully and fairly’ compensate every individual for the particular harm and loss they have suffered, including the loss of dignity.He said: ‘While we welcome the news that the government intends to set up a compensation scheme for these British citizens, we know very little more. We are also sceptical that such a scheme will adequately recompense our clients for what they have been through and what they have lost, and seems to be a failed crisis-management ploy.’We urge the government to provide further details, including a timeframe for the scheme, and if these are not adequate we will be bringing a group action, under the Human Rights Act, on behalf of these members of our society who have been treated so badly by a government which sought to make the rest of society hostile toward them.’Last week immigration specialists criticised the now departed home secretary Amber Rudd for suggesting that those who call a helpline to contact the Home Office do not need to instruct solicitors.The Law Society has urged the government to restore legal aid for immigration, after drawing attention to official figures that show an alarming drop in the number of people who receive publicly funded immigration help. Leigh Day has called on the Home Office to expedite a compensation scheme for people of the so-called ‘Windrush Generation’ as it prepares a potential group action over the effects of the government’s ‘hostile environment’ policy.The human rights firm said today that it is investigating the potential of an action on behalf of a ‘number of people’. Issues facing them include being unlawfully detained and deported, losing jobs or employment rights, and being denied medical treatment, the firm said.last_img read more

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Preparations In Place As Coronavirus Situation Closely Monitored

first_imgA large team of key figures spanning primary care, acute care and social care is meeting regularly to take forward these arrangements. Information is being shared across the workforce, and with the public – who have a key role to play in helping to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Being understanding of the pressures the health and social care systems may be under, and receptive to changes that may be needed to the provision of care to you and your family. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInA CO-ORDINATED approach is in place within Dumfries and Galloway to address the likelihood of a national outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). Current advice stresses the need to ensure good hygiene, regularly cleaning hands, and using disposable tissues for coughs and sneezes. It also directs people not to enter public areas such as GP practices if they feel there is a risk they may have been exposed to coronavirus – instead asking them to go home and either call their GP or NHS Inform on the free 111 number. Everyone can help support the UK’s response by: To date, 15 tests for COVID-19 have been undertaken in Dumfries and Galloway – all of them negative. In Scotland as a whole there have been three positive cases out of over 1000 tests, with almost 14,000 tests across the whole of the UK. Ensuring you and your family’s vaccinations are up to date as this will help reduce the pressure on the NHS/HSCNI through reducing vaccine-preventable diseases. Since the first reports of the outbreak in Wuhan, China, Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership has been working to prepare a suite of local arrangements in anticipation of the virus reaching the UK. “There is a lot that the public can do to help limit the spread of the infection, and following advice and supporting the work of the Partnership with local organisations will help ensure everyone is best able to be helped if there are cases of COVID-19 within the region.” Following public health authorities’ advice, for example on hand washing. It is likely that COVID-19 cases will be detected within Dumfries and Galloway over coming weeks. However, an assurance can be given that planning and preparations place the region in the best possible position to address the impact and ensure people receive the care and support they require. That work has been informed by constantly updated national data and advice. Local arrangements have been developed through an integrated approach, drawing on the well-established protocols within NHS Dumfries and Galloway to tackle communicable diseases. Accepting that the advice for managing COVID-19 for most people will be self-isolation at home and simple over the counter medicines. Checking and following the latest FCO travel advice when travelling and planning to travel. Medical Director Dr Kenneth Donaldson said: “For the vast majority of people who become infected this will be a mild illness, but if there are large numbers of infections this is likely to place additional pressures on healthcare resources. Checking for new advice as the situation changes. The latest numbers of test results are published at 2 pm each day on the Scottish Government website.Updates on public health advice for coronavirus can be found on the NHS Inform website, and a free helpline has also been set up for those who do not have symptoms but are looking for general health advice: 0800 028 2816.For the general public who are planning to travel abroad, guidance can be found on fitfortravel. Where a COVID-19 risk is identified then country pages will be updated.last_img read more

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Antenova Introduces Low-Profile Antennas for Metal Surfaces

first_imgAntenova has introduced a new antenna series that has been engineered to operate without de-tuning on metal surfaces or where the product housing is mainly metal, a situation where it is normally extremely difficult for an antenna to operate. The REFLECTOR antennas consist of two layers, one electrically isolated from the other, so as to provide RF shielding to the second layer. This means that the antenna can be placed on any kind of material and it will radiate effectively in the direction pointing away from the base material.The first in the series, Zenon is a high performance 2.4 GHz antenna for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, ZigBee and ISM Applications. It has an exceptionally low profile, measuring only 23 mm x 16 mm x 1.6 mm. It is manufactured from rigid FR4 laminate and has a 1.13 mm cable and IPEX MHF connector. The cable can be specified in two standard lengths, 100 mm or 150 mm. Antenova’s development team approaches antenna design with a concept that the company calls “design for integration” or DFI, where the final integration of the antenna into the customer’s product is considered right from the start of the design process, and is a major factor shaping the design of the antenna.Zenon has been designed for quick and easy integration into a customer’s design. It is simply fixed in position with a peel-back self-adhesive strip, and can either be inserted into a new design or it can be retro-fitted into an existing design without the need of extra tuning or matching. The antenna is ideal for devices like lighting chassis in metal cases, or bicycles with metal frames. It could also be used for smart lighting, portable devices, set-top boxes, smart meters and other network devices.Antenova first introduced the REFLECTOR family of antennas at Embedded World event, generating huge amount of interest.last_img read more

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Glo Premier League round-up

first_imgBerekum Chelsea opened an 11 point lead at the top of the Glo Premier League table after beating Asante Kotoko 1-0 at the Golden City Park in a week 18 fixture courtesy a strike by Emmanuel Clottey.Chelsea’s assistant coach, Yusif Abubakari attributes the victory to good preparation.He said the side was aware of the dangers posed by the Porcupine Worriors given the changes made on the team after the first round and thus prepared well to fend off the challenge.Abubakar believes the club must avoid complacency if they want to win the league.Reigning champions Aduana Stars jumped to second place after securing a 1-0 win over struggling AshantiGold at the Agyemang Badu Park at Dormaa.New Edubiase dropped to third after drawing goalless with Mighty Jets at Bekwai. Hearts of Oak’s dreams of a title success in their centenary year looks gloomy after their patchy run continued Sunday when they lost yet again to Heart of Lions.Head Coach of Lions, Hans Van Der Pluym was excited at the performance of his side.He said the quality of ball possession, the distribution and most importantly the determination to win as a team was fantastic.Fourth placed Medeama FC (formerly Kessben) posted a 2-1 win over relegation threatened Real Tamale United at the Essipong Stadium.In other results, Wa All Stars lost by a lone goal to Ebusua Dwarfs in Cape Coast while King Faisal beat Berekum Arsenals 1-0. The woes of bottom placed BA Stars were worsened after their 0-2 defeat to Liberty Professionals at the Len Clay.Source: Joy News/Ghanalast_img read more

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