Seychelles churches will commit to reconstruction following floods

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem [Anglican Communion News Service] A bishop in flood-stricken Seychelles has said the church in that country will be “actively involved in the reconstruction efforts” through “raising funds for building materials.”The Rt. Rev. James Wong, bishop of the Diocese of Seychelles, told the Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS): “The situation in Seychelles is very sad and challenging. We have so many problems already and the floods have just brought more physical and material difficulty.”The Seychelles’ economy is mainly dependent on tourism, which is easily affected by such events.Reports indicate that up to 350 families have been displaced or remain unsheltered as they wait for their homes to be rehabilitated due to heavy rains and high tides.Experts are assessing the damage in order to establish the immediate needs of the people and the associated costs.“Currently, it’s very difficult to quantify the damage,” said Wong. “I am waiting for a report from the government.“Some people who have been displaced are staying at the Seychelles Police Academy. The government has asked guesthouses to open their doors and help accommodate stranded victims.”The bishop is concerned that the education sector is usually one of the hardest hit during such disasters.He explained, “Some schools closed for some time and those that are open are asking pupils to carry their own drinking water for fear of water pollution.”Last week, Archbishop Ian Ernest, primate of the Indian Ocean and bishop of Mauritius, asked the Anglican Communion for prayers and financial support. He also wrote to supporters to raise awareness of the crisis. 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Architect’s Living in a Watermill / DEBYT

first_imgArchitect’s Living in a Watermill / DEBYTSave this projectSaveArchitect’s Living in a Watermill / DEBYT Houses Clients:Tomáš Petrášek, Tereza KvětoňováEngineering:Tomáš PetrášekLandscape:Tomáš Petrášek, Simona Rühmkorf, Vráťa BrabenecDesign Team:Tomáš PetrášekCity:Ostrovec-LhotkaCountry:Czech RepublicMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Václav NovákRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. The starting point for his own living of the architect was a partially renovated watermill building, a former paper factory, found in the preserve in Křivoklátsko – part of western Bohemia (Czech Republic/Europe), in the valley of Zbiroh stream. The opportunity to habitat the smaller part of the building was only viable under the condition that the outer character would respect the earlier renovation. Save this picture!© Václav NovákThe mill room itself essentially functions as a “two-in-one” house. The inner vertical dividing wall, which up until the addition in the 1940s was in fact the gable wall, separates the new living unit from the older one, which houses the architect’s wife’s parents. The units are for practical reasons interconnected via souterrain and on the second floor, without compromising privacy.Save this picture!© Václav NovákSave this picture!First floor plan – NewSave this picture!© Václav NovákFrom the beginning, the main intent was to follow through with the industrial character of the building, mainly by preserving the large open spaces with original timber beam constructions on each floor. The individual floors fulfil the function of a children’s room with a dressing room and a bathroom on the slightly elevated ground floor, a living room with a kitchen on the first floor and a bedroom, a study and a bathroom in the attic.Save this picture!© Václav NovákThe space designated for renovation is more reminiscent of a tower than a house. Given such prominent vertical arrangement of the space, the skylight-lit staircase serves as the main integrating tool.Save this picture!© Václav NovákThe mentioned staircase is situated at the northern façade, and is, in the upward direction, increasingly brighter and increasingly more connected to the individual floors. On the ground floor, the staircase is completely separated from all living spaces by thick walls, on the next floor it is more interconnected thanks to a glass partition and on the last floor, the staircase naturally merges into the attic study which looks like an open deck. The motive of the design is a journey towards the skylight, as well as maximising the inhabitation possibilities of the staircase.Save this picture!© Václav NovákExterior modifications are focused mainly at the eastern gable façade, which has been prominently modified. Large windows have been added, as well as a terrace at the same level the kitchen is situated. The terrace is accessible by an interconnecting bridge and offers enchanting views of a small rockery and the open valley of the Zbiroh stream. The erection of the terrace has also enabled the roofing of the entrance area, which serves as the traditional “doorstep” space.Save this picture!© Václav NovákSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Václav NovákThe design has preserved the industrial and at the same time rural character of the exterior as well as the interior. Material-wise, mainly wood, metal, stucco plastering and cement coating have been used. The building has been treated with regards to ecology and with the effort of maximal utilisation of all that already existed. All wood as well as timber beams from the original structure, as well as all other gathered timber that has accumulated over the years in the settlement have been used not only as construction members but also in the interior.Save this picture!© Václav NovákProject gallerySee allShow lessAlfriston Swimming Pool / Morris+CompanySelected Projects16 Projects that Push the Free Plan to its LimitsArticles Share CopyAbout this officeDEBYTOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationOstrovec-LhotkaCzech RepublicPublished on August 10, 2019Cite: “Architect’s Living in a Watermill / DEBYT” 10 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architect’s Living in a Watermill / DEBYT 2019 “COPY” Area:  96 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Václav Novák+ 32Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyHouses, Renovation•Ostrovec-Lhotka, Czech Republic Architects: DEBYT Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922437/architects-living-in-a-watermill-debyt Clipboard “COPY” Photographs Tomáš Petrášek Lead Architects: Czech Republic ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922437/architects-living-in-a-watermill-debyt Clipboard Photographs:  Václav Novák Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Projects ArchDaily Manufacturers: DEBYT, ProgeCAD, Vilém Balejlast_img read more

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Promoting Your Cause: A Guide for Fundraisers and Campaigners (“How To” Guides)

first_imgPromoting Your Cause: A Guide for Fundraisers and Campaigners (“How To” Guides) Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  8 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Interview with Borotba’s Victor Shapinov

first_imgVictor ShapinovOn Feb. 22-23, 2014, a violent coup overthrew Ukraine’s elected government. It brought to power the right-wing “Maidan” movement, with backing from both Democrats and Republicans in Washington.The new regime, headed by oligarch Petro Poroshenko, has waged a brutal civil war against the people of the Donbass mining region of eastern Ukraine. People there declared independence and formed the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. The war has cost more than 10,000 lives so far, and has been exploited by U.S. and Ukrainian politicians to push a warmongering campaign against neighboring Russia.The Ukrainian regime outlawed communist organizations, imprisoned hundreds of political opponents and unleashed armed fascist gangs throughout the country, including in Odessa, where over 40 anti-fascists were massacred on May 2, 2014. At the direction of the U.S.-dominated International Monetary Fund, Poroshenko’s government has sped up privatization and the sell-off of the country’s natural resources to Western capitalists.Workers World spoke to Victor Shapinov, a coordinator of the outlawed Ukrainian Marxist organization Borotba (Struggle), about the situation faced by workers and the anti-fascist resistance four years after the coup.Workers World: It’s been reported that Ukraine now has the lowest standard of living in Europe. In January, the Ukrainian Parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, passed a law aimed at accelerating the privatization of 3,000 state-owned enterprises to appease the International Monetary Fund. What does this mean for workers and youth in Ukraine? Can the labor movement respond in any meaningful way under the current regime?Victor Shapinov: The Ukrainian working class is faced with a catastrophic decline in industry and production, comparable to the crash the country suffered after the destruction of the USSR in the 1990s. The main reason is the violent rupture of economic cooperation with Russia and other former Soviet countries, which the new government made after the victory of the Maidan for exclusively political reasons.Today, the authorities declare a course toward building an “agrarian superpower,” actually agreeing to the loss of Ukraine’s industrial status. In turn, the decline in production and the economy as a whole leads to the fact that the youngest and most active part of the population is looking for work abroad — mainly in the European Union and Russia. In a sense, the “Euro-integration” which was discussed in the Maidan took place. But this integration is not of Ukraine, but rather of Ukrainians as cheap labor in Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.Of course, all this, along with the defeat of the left and progressive forces during the Maidan, had a demoralizing effect on the labor movement. The regime and the media try to present any social protest as inspired by Russia and Putin, so the activity of workers and other strata of the people is low.WW: Recently, the head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, criticized the government of President Petro Poroshenko for backsliding from so-called “corruption reform.” How do you assess the relationship between the junta and the IMF today?VS: The issue of corruption is used by international capitalist institutions to control the Ukrainian ruling class. The IMF’s demand is to create an independent system to investigate government corruption and an anti-corruption court independent of the Ukrainian authorities. At the same time, these bodies should be controlled by Ukraine’s international creditors. In fact, it is a question of creating elements of a colonial administration that would look after the local oligarchy.Naturally, Poroshenko is not enthusiastic about such control, but this is a logical step along the path that Maidan started. Once again, it’s not about public control over corruption, but about control by international creditors — something like what we saw in Greece.WW: From here it seems there has been a steep escalation in confrontations between the neo-Nazi groups and the Poroshenko government, especially on the streets of the capital. We know that a presidential election is scheduled for March 2019. How do you think this situation may develop over the coming year? What candidate or grouping has the support of the Western backers of the coup?VS: So far, regardless of the pressure exerted by the West on Poroshenko, he remains the main contender, the favorite of the U.S. and EU. However, other politicians of the Maidan camp are also being considered as an alternative — Wladimir Klitschko, Yulia Tymoshenko and even the rock star Slava Vakarchuk. However, all these candidates are united by a clear nationalistic and pro-Western orientation. In their public statements, they all support the war in the Donbass and the course of so-called “European integration,” that is, the further destruction of the country under the control of Western imperialism.As for the neo-Nazi formations, they are still used as a tool by oligarchic groups and are not an independent force capable of coming to power. However, they are increasingly challenging the state’s “monopoly on the use of violence.” They are similar to the Latin American death squads that served the reactionary state, organized crime and imperialism.WW: Repression and political arrests continue to be widespread, such as recent arrests of people in Odessa for making social media posts critical of the regime. How do you view the situation of the anti-fascist resistance inside Ukraine and in exile? What kind of work is being done?VS: Unfortunately, we can’t say that the anti-fascist resistance movement has recovered after the defeat in 2014. Right-wing radicals still control the streets, working together with the police and secret services, helping to suppress dissent. The resistance was forced to turn to underground methods of work — from forming illegal organizations to guerrilla attacks. However, these forms of resistance are not widespread. The majority is still demoralized and prefers to remain silent.WW: The junta’s war against the Donbass republics has been in a holding pattern. Ukraine regularly violates the terms of the Minsk ceasefire agreements and causes casualties among civilians, but so far it has not undertaken a major offensive. However, it is said that a lot of work has been done with the help of NATO forces to train and rearm the Ukrainian Armed Forces and volunteer battalions. How do you see the standoff in the coming period?VS: Negotiations are now underway between Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France on the deployment of a United Nations peacekeeping contingent in the conflict zone. Under the preliminary agreement, these will be peacekeepers from Brazil, Sweden and Belarus. If this is done, then the number of periodic outbreaks of fighting may decrease. However, we have already seen in the case of Yugoslavia that peacekeepers can be used as a screen for the actions of one of the parties, so the bellicose statements of Kiev cannot be dismissed.WW: The previous U.S. administration tried to keep some distance from the worst excesses of the junta and the fascists by legally forbidding the direct sale of heavy weaponry to Ukraine. Now, under Trump, those restrictions have been removed. How do you think the shift in the U.S. imperialist government has affected the situation, if at all?VS: Yes, the Trump administration is clearly leading the way in aggravating the international situation. Sadly, Russian officials associated Trump’s arrival with the hope for better relations and detente. Experience shows that the right wing always leads to war.Whether Ukraine will be used as an instrument of aggression depends on many factors. It’s important to note that the ruling elites of Ukraine are much more belligerent than the most right-wing “hawks” in the White House. They offer themselves as cannon fodder to Washington, constantly declaring that they are waging a “war with Russia.”WW: Recently there was a meeting in Dubai between U.S. State Department envoy Kurt Volker and Russian presidential advisor Vladislav Surkov to discuss the situation in Ukraine. Surkov said there was general agreement between the two sides. Do you foresee any shift in Moscow’s stance toward the Donbass after the upcoming Russian presidential elections?VS: Russia’s ruling circles are looking for ways toward a rapprochement with the West, especially the United States. They did not expect such strong pressure and are now ready to alter their positions. However, they are not ready to capitulate completely. The ambiguity of this situation gives rise to constant attempts to agree with the West, then, on the contrary, issuing some sharp anti-Western statements. Unfortunately, the initiative here is on the side of the West — the Russian regime is only reacting.WW: What is your message to communists and anti-fascists, especially in the Western countries?VS: The Western media prefer to “forget” about Ukraine — they say and write little about both the civil war, which continues, and the destruction of the economy and lives of ordinary people, according to the recipes of the IMF and other international institutions.It’s important to understand that Ukraine is a testing ground for imperialism’s war against the people. Here, the popular forces were clearly defeated, which undoubtedly will inspire imperialism to new attacks. The defeat of the revolution in Spain in 1939 was a direct prologue to the great leap of reactionary fascist forces throughout Europe. We cannot allow the example of Ukrainian fascism to spread further.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Distress caused by post office closure rumours

first_imgCelebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick TAGSan postCllr Daniel ButlerMusic Limerick Print Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Twitter Facebook NewsLocal NewsDistress caused by post office closure rumoursBy Alan Jacques – March 13, 2014 804 #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Linkedin Previous articleAmalgamating Limerick schools unite for World Book DayNext articleInjunction at Shannon “an attack” on workers rights Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Advertisement CLLR Daniel Butler believes “untrue rumours” of post office closures are causing “unnecessary distress”.The Fine Gael councillor stated that the Government has no plan to close post offices and this has been confirmed by Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I am confident that the Cabinet Committee dealing with the future of the Irish postal network will make further progress on a whole-of-government approach to sustaining and developing that network consistent with European law. Since An Post has invested heavily in computerisation in all post offices, the network of post office contractors is well positioned to become the front office provider of choice for government and financial sector services,” he added.However, the 34-year-old public representative pointed out that An Post is not in a position to rely solely on government business and must focus on securing new revenue sources, given the falling volume in mail business.“An Post has made much progress towards diversification with its enhanced arrangement with Aviva for the transfer of Aviva Ireland’s branch offices personal insurance business book to One Direct. The opportunity to pay Local Property Tax through the Post Office network has also been secured, and a new six-year contract to handle social welfare payments has just been awarded to the network.I wish to allay any fears people, particularly senior citizens might have with regards to any Post Offices in our community closing. Rumours of closures are simply that, and are causing unnecessary distress,” he said. Send Love to someone special with free An Post Postcards Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ last_img read more

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Pipe bomb made safe in Dungannon

first_img Pinterest Previous articleSoccer – Devine Delighted To Take Charge Of His Home ClubNext articleMore budget protests taking place this afternoon News Highland Facebook A number of homes and businesses had to be evacuated in Dungannon last evening after a suspicious object was spotted on Mark Street.Army experts attended the scene, and determined the object was a pipe bomb.It was made safe and residents allowed return to their homes last night. Facebook Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny WhatsApp News NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – January 8, 2012 center_img Pipe bomb made safe in Dungannon Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitterlast_img read more

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Fears grow for Lifford Hospital as HSE puts final touches to service plan

first_img Previous articleKenny quits Derry City to manage Shamrock RoversNext articlePSNI appeal for information about Strand Road traffic incident News Highland Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – December 24, 2011 Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Fears grow for Lifford Hospital as HSE puts final touches to service plancenter_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Newsx Adverts Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th A decision on the future of Lifford Community Hospital and other facilities in Donegal could be known early in the new year. The Irish Times is reporting today that a draft service plan to be given to Health Minister Dr James Reilly by the HSE next week will include provision for the closure of 10 facilities and 900 community hospiotal and nursing home beds next year.A recently leaked document shows that at present, Lifford is the only facility which is being considered for closure in Donegal, but a comment from MInister Reilly recently that units with less thn 50 beds are at risk has led to considerable concern across Donegal. Pinterestlast_img read more

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CGG begins new 3D broadband survey in deepwater Brazil

first_img Image: Map showing location of CGG’s Nebula 3D survey offshore Brazil. Photo courtesy of CGG. CGG has commenced acquisition of Nebula 3D, a new, large, long-offset BroadSeis survey located in the Campos and Santos Basins, offshore Brazil.With an initial focus on Brazil’s 15th License Round blocks, the data is being acquired by the Geo Caribbean and a portion of the survey will provide 3D data coverage where no other 3D data currently exists. CGG Geoscience’s Subsurface Imaging Center in Rio will employ the latest, most advanced data processing techniques to deliver exceptional imaging of pre-salt structures in these prolific basins.Dechun Lin, EVP, Multi-Client & New Ventures, CGG, said: “CGG has the industry’s most extensive multi-client data library in Brazil and is the trusted source for ultramodern broadband 3D data, particularly over the pre-salt area. Nebula will further expand our vast contiguous volume of data in the Santos and Campos Basins and interested clients will gain enhanced insight from our high-quality imaging to identify potential prospects over their purchased blocks in this highly prospective region.”The Nebula 3D survey is supported by industry funding. Source: Company Press Release With an initial focus on Brazil’s 15th License Round blocks, the data is being acquired by the Geo Caribbean and a portion of the survey will provide 3D data coverage where no other 3D data currently existslast_img read more

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In Short

first_imgAryzta bakery faltersAryzta has seen a negative performance in bakery for the six months ended 31 January 2010, with its UK and Irish markets recording the highest revenue decline. Its food business, primarily focused on speciality bakery, saw revenue down 7.7% to E533.6m (£481.4m) in its European arm. Operating profit for Food Europe stood at E60.7m (£54.8m), down 5.1%. But some growth came from new customers in Continental Europe, noted the firm.Flat white growthCoffee Republic has become the latest major coffee chain to add the flat white to its hot drinks menu, following recent launches in both Starbucks and Costa Coffee. The UK coffee chain has also secured an exclusive deal with Vouchercloud, a new mobile application that allows users to get discount vouchers straight to their mobile. For example, during March customers purchasing a flat white were offered a free muffin, cake or pastry, when they redeemed the voucher.Pitta takes overThe Office for National Statistics (ONS) has swapped pitta bread for garlic bread in its recently published Consumer Prices Index and Retail Prices Index: The 2010 Basket of Goods and Services. The change has been made to reflect the relative spending on the two types of speciality bread, according to ONS. It also added cereal bars as a new item to the basket.Macadamia supportThe Southern African Macadamia Grower’s Association has recruited the services of Compass UK’s executive chef Nick Vadis, to help drive continued growth of macadamia usage in bakery, food manufacturing and foodservice sectors.last_img read more

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News story: The Independent Chief Inspector publishes 5 reports.

first_imgAn inspection of exit checksThe Home Office’s Exit Check Programme ran from April 2014 until 31 May 2016, when it was formally closed. The inspection concluded that this was premature and makes 1 overarching recommendation: that the Home Office re-establishes the Exit Checks Programme, with appropriate Programme oversight, governance and documentation, in order to drive the improvements needed in data quality and completeness and to coordinate and encourage its effective operational use.An Inspection of Border Force operations at Stansted AirportThe report contains 9 recommendations, the most relevant in terms of further improving staff engagement and performance at Stansted relate to Border Force’s internal communications and the provision of appropriate training. An inspection of the “Right to Rent” scheme.This inspection focused on the ‘Residential Tenancies’ measures introduced in the 2014 and 2016 Immigration Acts in support of the creation of a “compliant environment”. It makes 4 recommendations, all of which point to the need for more grip and urgency from the Home Office in managing the “Right to Rent” scheme.A re-inspection of Border Force’s identification and treatment of Potential Victims of Modern SlaveryThe original inspection, published on 2 February 2017, made 12 recommendations. The re-inspection found that Border Force had done a good deal of work towards implementing the recommendations, but that some remained “open”.An inspection of how the Home Office considers the ‘best interests’ of unaccompanied asylum seeking children.This report contains 2 recommendations, each broken down into several parts, and identifies a considerable amount of work for the Home Office to do to improve its handling of unaccompanied asylum seeking children.last_img read more

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