Damning Report Issued Into Closure Of North West Campus

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInA reporthas been issued by ‘Scottish Futures Trust’ about the sudden closure of a brand new multi million pound school campus in Dumfries due to safety issues in 2018, the report carried out by GLM states there was “confusion” over who was responsible for the quality of the work.The report titled ‘Root Cause Analysis’ of the closure North West Community CampusDumfries was carried out following the collapse of a ceiling during the construction phase in July 2018, and other incidents that occured whilst the school was in use and puplis were attending, the North West Community Campus in Dumfries was closed for seven months torectify a significant number of defects.GLM were  commissioned to carry out the root cause analysis intothree incidents that occured at the state of the art campus.• the collapse of the staff room ceiling prior to handover,• once possession (as defined in the Beneficial Access supplementary agreement) wastaken a sliding door which came from its runner, and• a Promethean smart screen which struck a child.The full report can be read HERE “The report exposes the fact that the whole model used by the Government to build schools is fundamentally broken with so many bodies involved but no one in charge, taken responsibility and it is the safety of pupils and staff who were put at risk as a result. It was clear that the council were misled by contractors and Government agencies and there now needs to be a fundamental review of the Government processes before these appalling failures are repeated in other parts of Scotland”. South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth said, “It is shocking that it has taken so long for this report to be made public. The appalling systematic failures it exposes show why the Government was so keen to keep the findings quiet and only release them the day Parliament goes into recess so no questions can be asked.” last_img read more

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Alabama gets breather with FCS school Western Carolina

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Wallace crashed out of chance of racing for $1 million prize

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News Bubba Wallace was wrecked out of the qualifying race for NASCAR’s annual All-Star event, ruining his shot of racing for the $1 million prize.One driver advanced into the All-Star race through a fan vote and Wallace had been leading when results were last updated by NASCAR a week ago. After he crashed 17 laps into Wednesday night’s qualifying race — which awarded three additional slots into the 20-driver All-Star field — he was no longer eligible to win the fan vote.Aric Almirola advanced by winning the first stage, William Byron for winning the second stage and Matt DiBenedetto for winning the third stage. Clint Bowyer was named winner of the fan vote.Wallace had race-ending contact with the wall when his No. 43 Chevrolet appeared to be turned from behind by Michael McDowell 17 laps into the first stage. He said he didn’t need to see a replay because he knew McDowell’s contact was egregious.“Just disrespect. When you get hooked into the wall, I don’t even need to see a replay,” Wallace said. “People say he’s one of the nicest guys in the garage. I can’t wait for the God-fearing text that he is going to send me about preaching and praise and respect. What a joke he is.”Wallace climbed from his car and gave a thumbs-up to a contingent of fans cheering for him. Roughly two dozen organizers from Justice 4 the Next Generation traveled from Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia in an effort to diversify NASCAR.Wallace is the only Black driver competing regularly in NASCAR’s top series, and drivers rallied around him after a noose was found at his assigned stall at Talladega Superspeedway in Atlanta. Federal authorities ruled last month the noose had been hanging since October and was not a hate crime.NASCAR and Speedway Motorsports were allowed to sell 30,000 tickets to the All-Star race, which was moved from Charlotte Motor Speedway for just the second time in the event’s history. North Carolina, where the race was held at Charlotte its first year in 1985 and every year since 1987, would not authorize spectators for the race.Bristol, dubbed “The Last Great Colosseum,” can hold about 140,000 spectators. Speedway Motorsports had those in attendance socially distanced through the grandstands and masks were only required upon entrance. Fans were told they could remove them once in their seats.Because the speedway is privately owned, attendance numbers will not be released. Tickets were on sale through Tuesday evening and still available on Bristol’s website until the deadline.IndyCar raced last weekend at Road America in Wisconsin and there was no limit on tickets sold to the event held on a 4-mile road course. Crowd estimates for that event have been around 10,000 spectators, but the NASCAR race would likely be the largest sporting event in the United States since March.Concession stands were open, but typical shopping opportunities were limited and independent street-side souvenir stands along Speedway Boulevard hawked driver items and even a few Confederate flags.As fans entered the speedway, a plane circled the Tennessee track pulling a banner of the Confederate flag.NASCAR in June banned the flag at its events, but protesters at Talladega paraded past the main entrance waving them from their vehicles. A plane also flew over the speedway that day with a flag that read “Defund NASCAR,” a play on the “defund the police” slogan of some protesting racial injustice.President Donald Trump has criticized NASCAR for banning the Confederate flag, blaming the decision for the sport’s “low ratings,” although TV ratings for NASCAR have been up since racing resumed. Trump also wrongly accused Wallace of perpetrating a “hoax” about the noose.The Sons of Confederate Veterans of Columbia, Tennessee, claimed it had paid for the banner over Talladega. The one flying over Bristol Motor Speedway listed only the group’s website address.Meanwhile, Martin Truex Jr. failed inspection twice and forfeited the top starting spot in the All-Star race. Truex was set to start from the pole based on a random draw. His Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota instead dropped to the back of the field at the start.Image credits: AP Written By Last Updated: 16th July, 2020 06:32 IST Wallace Crashed Out Of Chance Of Racing For $1 Million Prize Bubba Wallace was wrecked out of the qualifying race for NASCAR’s annual All-Star event, ruining his shot of racing for the $1 million prizecenter_img COMMENT LIVE TV First Published: 16th July, 2020 06:32 IST FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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