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No reprieve for Specialist Support Service

No reprieve for Specialist Support Service

first_imgThe Specialist Support Service (SSS) will be scrapped at the end of this month, the Legal Services Commission has announced following a consultation. Under the scheme, lawyers and advisers at Citizens Advice, law centres and law firms across the country can get telephone advice from experts in fields of law that fall outside their direct expertise. The LSC originally planned to close the service in March to save money and avoid duplication of work. It extended contracts for three months to consult on the future of the service after the Public Law Project (PLP) threatened a legal challenge to the original decision. The LSC received 69 responses to the consultation, which it said amounted to less than 3% of the providers eligible to use the service. After considered the responses, the LSC said the evidence suggested that the service is being used for routine matters to relieve workloads, and that a ‘significant’ volume of callers are from organisations without LSC contracts. Where complex queries exist, it said there are other suitable options for dealing with them. An LSC spokesman, said: ‘Since 2010 civil legal aid contracts stipulate that contract holders must be able to provide specialist advice and employ specialist advisers in-house, and to continue with specialist support contracts would amount to duplication.’ He said that discontinuing the service would save money and ‘focus resource at a time when legal aid funding has to be prioritised on providing specialist advice to eligible clients’. The SSS is provided by nine organisations: Citizens Advice, Shelter, virtual law firm Scott Moncrieff, the PLP, London firm Wilson & Co, Child Poverty Action Group, London Advice Services Alliance and Shelter Cymru. Over the past four years the service has cost between £1m and £1.65m a year, the LSC said.last_img read more

Ai-chan bows out to world’s top player

Ai-chan bows out to world’s top player

first_imgPARIS – Japanese teenager Ai Fukuhara finally met her match in world No. 1-ranked Chinese Zhang Yining, losing in straight sets 4-0 in the women’s singles quarterfinals on the fifth day of action at the World Table Tennis Championships on Friday.The 14-year-old Fukuhara, the youngest-ever member of the national team, was the first Japanese to reach the quarterfinals in 14 years as she defeated world-class opponents one by one but was overwhelmed in less than 20 minutes by Zhang 11-2, 13-11, 11-3, 11-4 at the Bercy Sports Center. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img “I feel some regret and also feel like I just don’t know how to react in this situation,” said Fukuhara, who is ranked 91st in the world. “It was like I was a pitcher who, no matter what balls he throws, gets home runs hit off him.”Fukuhara, who was Japan’s last hope to capture a medal at the world meet, promised to improve her game next time around.“Today I wasn’t able to get my hands or feet moving but after another year, I want to at least be able to play out a game with her (Zhang),” she said.Fukuhara, who is called “Ai-chan” in Japan, overcame world No. 12 Li Jia Wei of Singapore 4-2 in the second round and outdueled Austria’s Jia Liu, ranked 44th in the world, 4-1 in the third round. She beat South Korean Lee Eun Sil 4-2 to advance to the quarterfinals.Japan Table Tennis Association executive director Koji Kimura said Fukuhara is being considered to compete at the Asian Championships in Beijing next April, which will serve as a qualifier for seeds at the 2004 Athens Olympics.Fukuhara, who turned pro in 1999 as Japan’s first female table tennis player to do so, took up the sport at the age of 3 and has been a household name since then due chiefly to ample TV coverage of her as a little girl training hard while crying. Two players banned PARIS (AP) Two table tennis players from Yemen and Saudi Arabia were banned from international competition for the rest of the year after refusing to play an Israeli.Israel’s team at the world championships in Paris protested after Hani Al-Hammadi of Yemen and Nabeel Al-Maghahwi of Saudi Arabia did not show to play Gay Elenski in qualifying matches this week.Elenski was declared the winner. Israel’s delegation protested that the two players’ actions were an “unacceptable political demonstration,” the International Table Tennis Federation said Friday.As punishment, the two may not play in any ITTF competition for the rest of 2003, the statement said.The Saudi did not explain his actions to the federation. The Yemeni said he was tired and cited transportation problems from his hotel.“We cannot prove anything about their reasons for not playing, but what we do know is that they broke our rules,” federation president Adham Sharara said. last_img read more

Valentine Holmes in ‘massive doubt’ for Origin

Valentine Holmes in ‘massive doubt’ for Origin

first_imgRugby League Valentine Holmes’ extended stint on the sidelines has put his chances of playing Origin football this year in “massive doubt”, according to Maroons legend Wally Lewis (pictured). Holmes was ruled out for between 8-10 weeks after having surgery on his left ankle, and his chances of playing for the Maroons seem remote, even though this year’s series will be played in November; a week after the NRL grand final. The Cowboys recruit was moved from fullback to the wing for last round’s loss to the Roosters because he was struggling with his movement due to a previous ankle issue suffered against the Warriors in round five. He then twisted his ankle just after half-time forcing him off the field. With the Cowboys struggling to stay in touch with the top eight having battled form issues all season, Holmes may only be fit to take his place in two or three more games in 2020. The club may not even risk putting him back on the field should their finals hopes be over by the time he recovers from surgery. “I think it puts it in massive doubt (playing Origin),” Maroons legend Wally Lewis told Wide World of Sports’ QLDER. “You’ve got to remember the Origin is played quite a few weeks after the season’s finished for a lot of the clubs not being in the finals. “So it makes it very difficult for the opportunity to play Origin football. But I think anybody who has the opportunity to play Origin, if you possibly can you want to get over your injury quicker if it meant playing for the Maroons one more time.” Holmes’ brief stint with the New York Jets in the NFL would also work against him, according to Broncos great Sam Thaiday. “He hasn’t played a lot of rugby league at all for the last two years. Very tough decision for the Maroons’ selection staff, it’s going to be slim pickings if we keep losing players,” Thaiday told QLDER. The Maroons currently have several players out injured with the likes of Cameron Munster, Michael Morgan, David Fifita and Holmes all sidelined. Holmes was the world’s best winger and a try-scoring machine when he was playing for Cronulla before leaving for a shot at the NFL. He came home on a monster deal to play for the Cowboys, reportedly worth $5.8 million over six years. – AAPlast_img read more

SCSU Football Demolishes Minnesota-Crookston 55-6

SCSU Football Demolishes Minnesota-Crookston 55-6

first_imgST. CLOUD – The St. Cloud State Huskies easily defeated the Minnesota-Crookston Golden Eagles 55-6 today.St. Cloud State piled on over 500 total yards of offense this afternoon. Quarterback Phillip Klaphake threw for two touchdowns. Running back Mike Walker scored a grand total of four touchdowns. The Huskies improve to 5-1 after the win, they’ll travel to Bismark next weekend to take on the University of Mary.last_img

Polish 1 league football – 2016/2017 clubs

Polish 1 league football – 2016/2017 clubs

first_img All Activity Link to post Recommended Posts Polish 1 league football – 2016/2017 clubs Sports Logo News Sports Logos Share on other sites Followers 0 Logo 1 Polish League Chojniczanka Chojnice Followers 0 LaczyPilka MKS Kluczbork Polish 1 league football – 2016/2017 clubs Posted October 20, 2016 GKS Tychy Znicz Pruszków GKS Katowice 0 Forums Home Clubs: Forums Home Members This topic is now closed to further replies. Zagłębie Sosnowiec 0 Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała Go To Topic Listingcenter_img Share this post Wigry Suwałki 1 post 0 Bytovia Bytów Sign in to follow this   Górnik Zabrze Sandecja Nowy Sącz Sports Logos SportsLogos.Net Wisła Puławy Polish 1 league football – 2016/2017 clubs Miedź Legnica I League 2016/2017 – 69th edition of the tournament second level league football men in Poland. He takes part in them 18 teams playing a circular system. The league season began July 29, 2016 and will end on June 4, 2017. Major League commonly called “a league”, an intermediate level between rozgrywkowy Ekstraklasa and II Polish league (league Polish former III), while being second central level (level II League ). Chrobry Głogów Pogoń Siedlce All Activity Sign in to follow this   0 Stomil Olsztyn Stal Mielec SportsLogos.Net Olimpia Grudziądz LaczyPilka Sports Logo News By LaczyPilka, October 20, 2016 in Sports Logo Newslast_img read more