The true cost of social mobility

first_imgYour feature about social mobility underplayed what can be the biggest barrier for applicants to the law – money (see [2009] Gazette, 20 August, 8). The starting point will be the costs of a first degree. If it is not in law, then the student has to take and pass the graduate diploma in law. All candidates must then take and pass the legal practice course. Finally they must live on a trainee’s salary for two further years before entering practice, often at a salary barely higher than they trained at. They have to be prepared to take the very real risk that they will not be offered a training contract at the end of their LPC, or employment at the end of their training contract. The total cost of legal education will rarely be less than £20,000 and often more. Of that sum, £10,000 will have gone to finance the LPC alone. It stands to reason that it is going to be much easier for students from middle-class families, who are more likely to get parental support, to incur these costs than those from poorer backgrounds, including the significant number who will be supported by a single parent. Currently, the support available towards postgraduate stage costs is minimal. Unless this or a future government tackles the financial barrier to entry to the legal profession it will inevitably remain largely the domain of the well-off. Steve Willey, East Marton, Skipton, Yorkshirelast_img read more

Siemens to upgrade Medellín metro signalling

first_imgCOLOMBIA: Siemens Mobility has won a €42m contract to modernise signalling on Line A of the Medellín metro, the company announced on February 19. Siemens is to install the wayside equipment outside operating hours, with the work on Line A and in the Patio de Bello depot due to be completed in 2021. Siemens is to replace the existing signals with LED signals, modernise the LZB automated train control, and upgrade the communications network and power supply. It will also install Westrace MkII interlocking, which will control 111 track circuits, 58 point machines and 72 signals. The 25·8 km north-south Line A is one of two metro lines in Medellín. It serves 21 stations and carries 1 million passengers a day.last_img

Mulai 28 Oktober, Batik Air Layani Penerbangan Non-Stop Jakarta-Timika

first_img“Timika akhirnya melengkapi kota tujuan Batik Air di Papua, setelah Sorong melalui Bandara Eduard Osok, Papua Barat (SOQ), Manokwari – Bandara Rendani, Papua Barat (MKW), Jayapura – Bandar Udara Sentani, Papua (DJJ) dan Merauke – Bandara Mopah, Papua (MKQ),” ujar Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Batik Air, Capt. Achmad Luthfie.Penerbangan pertama akan dioperasikan dengan pesawat terbaru Airbus A320-200 berkapasitas 12 kursi kelas bisnis dan 144 kelas ekonomi yang dilengkapi inflight entertainment (audio video on demand) di setiap kursi. Kesungguhan Batik Air ialah menyediakan pelayanan terbaik dan menambahkan kenyamanan tamu saat berada di pesawat (in-flight services) dengan upaya semakin meningkatkan pengalaman terbang sekitar lima (5) jam di kelas premium services airlines berkonsep pre-flight, in-flight serta post-flight.Baca juga: Terbang Perdana 15 Mei, Lion Air Gantikan Batik Air Layani Penerbangan ke Bandara YIABagi tamu dari Timika bisa memanfaatkan menjadi pilihan transit untuk terbang ke Balikpapan, Banda Aceh, Bandar Lampung, Banjarmasin, Batam, Bengkulu, Denpasar/Bali, Gorontalo, Jambi, Kupang, Labuan Bajo, Lubuklinggau, Luwuk, Makassar, Malang, Mamuju, Manado, Manokwari, Mataram—Lombok, Medan, Padang, Palembang, Palu, Pangkalpinang, Pekanbaru, Pontianak, Samarinda, Semarang, Sibolga, Silangit, Surabaya, Surakarta/ Solo, Tarakan, Ternate, Yogyakarta–Adisutjipto, Yogyakarta–Kulonprogo. Untuk rute internasional ke Singapura, Penang di Malaysia, Kunming di Tiongkok serta kota lainnya.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedMulai Hari Ini, Batik Air Buka Penerbangan Jakarta – Banyuwangi19/12/2018In “Bandara”Batik Air Buka Penerbangan Charter Non-Stop Jakarta-Kunming15/03/2019In “Destinasi”Mulai 20 November, Batik Air Buka Rute Jakarta–Don Mueang Bangkok18/11/2019In “Bandara” Setelah sebelumnya melayani penerbangan langsung rute Jakarta-Jayapura, Batik Air, maskapai full service bagian dari Lion Air Group, efektif mulai 28 Oktober 2019 akan membuka penerbangan langsung rute Jakarta-Timika. Selama ini, Batik Air telah melayani rute Jakarta-Timika, namun dengan transit terlebih dahulu di Bandara Sultan Hasanuddin, Makassar.Baca juga: Makin Strong! Batik Air Terima Kedatangan Airbus A320-200CEO Ke-44Dikutip dari keterangan resmi Batik Air (25/10/2019), disebutkan penerbangan pertama akan menggunakan pesawat bernomor ID-6186 yang akan lepas landas melalui Bandara Soekarno-Hatta, Tangerang, Banten (CGK) pada pukul 00.05 WIB dan dijadwalkan tiba di Bandar Udara Internasional Mozes Kilangin, Timika pada 07.15 WIT. Untuk rute sebaliknya, Batik Air terbang dari Timika pada 07.55 WIT, menggunakan nomor ID-6187 dan diperkirakan mendarat di Soekarno-Hatta, Tangerang pukul 10.50 WIB.last_img read more

Caps T.J. Oshie exits with injury in win against San Jose Sharks

first_imgDuring the second period of Washington’s game against the San Jose Sharks on Monday night the Caps found themselves on the penalty kill. Oshie put a weak hit on Sharks forward Logan Couture in the corner. With Oshie low and unbalanced, San Jose’s Joe Thornton comes in and hip checks Oshie’s head against the glass with his backside. Oshie fell to the ice and remained down in apparent pain before head athletic trainer Jason Serbus attended to him. Oshie then skated back to the bench on his own power, where he would then go straight to the locker room.Oshie who has played in all 28 games so far, has 10 goals and 13 assists this season.While the Joe’s hit may not receive any league discipline, a slash by San Jose’s Brenden Dillon on Caps rookie defenseman Madison Bowey “will get a look” from player safety. The NHL has been cracking down on slashes, by fining players and calling the slashing penalties more often this season. Dillon got a game misconduct and a five-minute major for the slash.The Capitals would go on to win on a historic night for the great eight. Ovechkin’s goal gave him 578 for his career, moving him past Mark Recchi for 20th place all time. Ovechkin has played more than 700 fewer games than Recchi, he has a lot more records ahead of him to bring down on his path for his first Stanley cup. Caps win 4-1. They move on tomorrow to take on the struggling Chicago Blackhawks!Please follow and like us:last_img read more

College football Week 9 bowl projections: Ohio State vs. Alabama in title game (for now)

first_imgSporting News’ Week 9 bowl projections are here, and for the first time this season it looks like Alabama-Clemson V is on hold.We moved Ohio State into the College Football Playoff championship game against Alabama, which would be an incredible rematch from the 2015 Sugar Bowl. It’s not a bad pick, considering their respective point differentials through seven games. Ohio State (plus-292) and Alabama (plus-225) have the best marks in that statistic among the eight remaining unbeatens in the Power 5. Of course, Tua Tagovailoa’s health will be a major factor over the next few weeks. Clemson and Oklahoma are the other two semifinalists, and Penn State, Virginia and SMU moved into our New Year’s Day 6 projections this week. Wisconsin, North Carolina and Boise State dropped out.MORE: Week 9 Playoff pictureThe 2019 college postseason schedule features 40 bowl games between FBS teams, with the finale at the national title game on Jan. 13 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. This year’s semifinal games will be on Dec. 28. The first College Football Playoff Rankings will be released on Nov. 5. Sporting News has projections for all 40 bowl games here, and they will be updated each week during the college football season. Our projections heading into Week 8 of the college football season:Week 9 college football bowl projectionsDateBowlTeamsDec. 20Makers Wanted Bahamas BowlBall State vs. North TexasDec. 20DXL Frisco BowlEastern Michigan vs. UCFDec. 21Gildan New Mexico BowlLouisiana Tech vs. San Diego StateDec. 21AutoNation Cure BowlUL-Monroe vs. TempleDec. 21Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton BowlFAU vs. CincinnatiDec. 21Raycom Media Camellia BowlToledo vs. TroyDec. 21Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas BowlBoise State vs. USCDec. 21R&L Carriers New Orleans BowlWestern Kentucky vs. Appalachian StateDec. 23Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla BowlUAB vs. TulaneDec. 24SoFi Hawai’i BowlBYU vs. Fresno StateDec. 26Walk-On’s Independence BowlStanford* vs. MiamiDec. 26Quick Lane BowlIndiana vs. LouisvilleDec. 27Military Bowl Presented by Northrop GrummanArmy* vs. MemphisDec. 27New Era Pinstripe BowlMichigan State vs. North CarolinaDec. 27Academy Sports and Outdoors Texas BowlWest Virginia vs. Mississippi StateDec. 27SDCU Holiday BowlArizona State vs. IowaDec. 27Cheez-It BowlWashington State vs. TCUDec. 28Camping World BowlOklahoma State vs. N.C. StateDec. 30SERVPRO First Responders BowlKansas State vs. Virginia Tech*Dec. 30Franklin American Mortgage Music City BowlCal* vs. PittDec. 30Redbox BowlArizona vs. NebraskaDec. 31Belk BowlTennessee vs. Florida StateDec. 31Hyundai Sun BowlWashington vs. Wake ForestDec. 31AutoZone Liberty BowlIowa State vs. South CarolinaDec. 31Valero Alamo BowlUtah vs. TexasDec. 31NOVA Home Loans Arizona BowlLouisiana vs. Air ForceJan. 1Outback BowlAuburn vs. MinnesotaJan. 1Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus BowlFlorida vs. WisconsinJan. 2Birmingham BowlBoston College* vs. Liberty*Jan. 2TaxSlayer BowlTexas A&M vs. MichiganJan. 3Famous Idaho Potato BowlMiami (Ohio) vs. Utah StateJan. 4Lockheed Martin Armed Forces BowlMarshall* vs. NavyJan. 6Mobile Alabama BowlOhio vs. Georgia State*No conference tie-in to bowlMORE: Ranking one-loss contendersCollege Football Playoff/New Year’s Day Six projectionsDec. 28Goodyear Cotton BowlNotre Dame vs. SMUDec. 30Capital One Orange BowlVirginia vs. GeorgiaJan. 1Rose BowlOregon vs. Penn StateJan. 1Allstate Sugar BowlLSU vs. BaylorDec. 28PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (semifinal)Clemson vs. Ohio StateDec. 28Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (semifinal)Alabama vs. OklahomaCollege Football Playoff championship projectionJan. 13College Football Playoff championshipOhio State vs. Alabamalast_img read more