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  1. Motivation for the inclusion of Middleton and portions of the farm Riverside, Riverside area, into the greater jurisdiction of the Mabandla Traditional Authority. June 2017. Mabandla Traditional Authority

    Whelan, Deborah
    There are five contiguous pieces of land adjacent to the Ngwangwane River which are under discussion. These are, from west to east, Brighton, Langford, Helvellyn, Middleton and Riverside. Currently, Brighton is under the legitimate stewardship of the Mabandla Traditional Authority, as per Transkei Gazette Government Notice 102, dated 20/11/1970. Langford and Helvellyn have legitimate stewardship as of an unsigned Memorandum of Agreement in 1999. The contiguous property Middleton was part of the expropriated block of land transferred to the South African Native Trust from Duncan Cole in 1962. This is still owned by the Republic of South Africa and yet...

  2. The shift in manufacturing employment in China

    Hou, Jun; Gelb, Stephen; Calabrese, Linda
    Chinese manufacturers, in particular in labour-intensive industries, are striving hard for ways to withstand pressures such as slowing economic growth, labour force shortages and rising factor costs. Light manufacturing offers growth solutions for under-developed regions and economies as it is driven by low factor costs and an abundant workforce. Using data from multiple official sources, this report aims to identify the pattern of current manufacturing employment shifts within China and focus on regional and industrial disparities – primarily through the study of four manufacturing sub-sectors.

  3. Investigating medical handover practice: a process evaluation of a new initiative from an acute setting

    Thomson, Anna; Kane, Ros; Jackson, Christine; Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn; Boardman, Shirine; Nelson, David
    Aims: To independently evaluate and assess the potential benefits and drawbacks of an innovative approach to the delivery of morning medical handover, in an acute medical emergency assessment unit (EAU). Methods: A survey was conducted with junior and middle-grade doctors attending the handover (N = 14). Three focus groups, with middle-grade doctors (n = 5), junior doctors (n = 11) and senior nurses (n = 3), were conducted to gain further insights into the views and experiences of attendees. Interviews with two medical consultants and two directors of postgraduate medical education were conducted to gain insight into the strategic training and management...

  4. Inequalities in the gamut of lack and prosperity in Nigeria: new local level evidence and spatial profiles

    Ojo, Adegbola; Ezepue, Patrick Oseloka
    Since the beginning of this millennium, successive Government initiatives have focused on increasing prosperity and bridging welfare divides for all areas in Nigeria. These objectives are being pursued in line with the United Nations Millennium Declaration and core principles enshrined in the Nigerian Vision 20-20-20. Despite enormous investment in poverty mitigation programmes, more than half of Nigerians still live in relative poverty with over a third of the population languishing in extreme poverty. In this report, we use novel geodemographic modeling techniques to profile and interpret the correlates of lack and prosperity across Nigerian Local Government Areas (LGAs). We discovered...

  5. The United Kingdom fire and rescue sector learning and development report 2011

    Ojo, Adegbola
    The purpose of the L&D report was to identify key drivers and challenges facing the sector. This was achieved in part by using a mixed-methods approach which included the deployment of a sector-wide skills survey and the conduct of seminars, conferences and discussions with stakeholders across the sector. The report supports the alignment of priorities and focuses on prevention, protection, response and also complements other skills and workforce development strategies. This L&D report is an inclusive document that highlights some of the learning and development interventions implemented by the FRS organisations particularly in the last decade. The report also offers...

  6. The spatial configuration of crimes perpetrated against small businesses in Northern Ireland

    Ojo, Adegbola
    This report examines the spatial trajectory of crimes perpetrated against small business in Northern Ireland. It also accounts for the levels of reporting of crime incidents, the levels of trading disruption resulting from criminal activities and the financial and emotional implications that businesses have to grapple with. The study also examines the use and usefulness of various security measures by different businesses.

  7. Government services: sector skills assessment 2012

    Parry, Jon; Ojo, Adegbola
    The aim of this report is to provide authoritative labour market intelligence (LMI) for the Government Services sector to inform the strategic decision making of national governments in the development of employment and skills policy. It is one of 15 UK Sector Skills Assessment (SSA) reports produced by Sector Skills Councils and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

  8. Financial, insurance and professional services: sector skills assessment 2012

    Ojo, Adegbola; Parry, Jon
    This report assesses the current and future skill needs of the UK Financial, insurance and other professional services sector workforce. In particular it looks at the economic performance of the sector; the characteristics of the sector’s workforce; the current level of demand for skills and whether there is any mis-match between levels of demand and supply; the factors driving demand for skills in the future; and likely future skills needs. The final chapter identifies priority areas for action.

  9. The development of Transnational Skills Standards (TnSS) within the prisons and corrections service, cybercrime and human trafficking sectors

    Parry, Jon; Ojo, Adegbola
    This desk research is focused on 3 sub-sectors of the wider justice and community safety sector – the human trafficking workforce, the cybercrime workforce and prisons and correctional services. The choice of human trafficking and cybercrime was driven by the fact that these topics transcend national boundaries and as such provide a natural fit for trans-national standards development. The choice of prisons allows some comparison between the natural fit sub-sectors and a sub-sector that is firmly nation-specific but one which is touched upon by other non-skills based international standards such as Human Rights. Prisons and correctional services was also selected in...

  10. Choosing optimal locations for alternative dispute resolution centres in Wales: a multi-criteria location-allocation modelling approach

    Ojo, Adegbola
    This research study deployed an innovative location-allocation modelling technique within the field of Geographic Information Science (GIS) to optimise the choice of the most appropriate site(s) for the mediation centres. The methodology used here embarks on a simultaneous location of the dispute resolution centres, and the allocation of composite dispersed demand within a geodemographic framework. This also includes consideration for mobility issues in order to optimise objective functions for the centres. The results from the analysis enabled stakeholders establish: a justification for the appropriateness of the site(s) selected for situating the dispute resolution and training centres; if the locations of...

  11. Urbanisation and urban expansion in Nigeria

    Bloch, Robin; Monroy, Jose; Fox, Sean; Ojo, Adegbola
    Nigeria’s urban population has increased rapidly over the past 50 years and will continue to grow relatively fast in the coming decades, although how fast is a matter of some dispute. Nigeria’s urban population will nonetheless likely double within the next 30 years, possibly much sooner. The growth of Nigeria’s urban population in both absolute and relative terms has been accompanied by the expansion of existing built-up areas and the emergence of new and identifiably ‘urban’ settlements. This report analyses urbanisation and urban expansion in Nigeria, portraying the dynamics and drivers of urban population growth and the spatial expansion process....

  12. Design of a city infrastructure quality index

    Papachristodoulou, Nikolaos; Ojo, Adegbola; Crighton, Mathew; Ibeh, Samuel C.; Ogunleye, Olusegun
    Nigeria recently became the largest economy in Africa. The country’s economic output is outpacing population growth. GDP increased from $31 billion in 1990 to $522 billion in 2013 (averaging an annual growth rate of 5.9 percent), whilst the population increased from 96 million to 170 million during the same period (averaging an annual growth rate of 2.6 percent). Urban areas in particular appear to have generated disproportionately higher rates of economic growth than rural areas. The Nigerian urban business environment, however, discourages investment and frustrates competitiveness, acting as a constraint on economic growth. Inadequate infrastructure is identified as the major...

  13. Report on the 68-bus, 16-machine, 5-area system

    Singh, A. K.; Pal, B. C.
    The present report refers to a small-signal stability study carried over the 68-Bus, 16-Machine, 5-Area System and validated on a widely known software package: MATLAB-Simulink (ver. 2012b). The 68-bus system is a reduced order equivalent of the inter-connected New England test system (NETS) and New York power system (NYPS), with five geographical regions out of which NETS and NYPS are represented by a group of generators whereas, the power import from each of the three other neighboring areas are approximated by equivalent generator models. This report has the objective to show how the simulation of this system must be done...

  14. Benchmark systems for small signal stability analysis and control

    Canizares, C.; Fernandes, T.; Geraldi Jr., E.; Gérin-Lajoie, L.; Gibbard, M.; Hiskens, I.; Kersulis, J.; Kuiava, R.; Lima, L.; Marco, F.; Martins, N.; Pal, B.; Piardi, A.; Ramos, R.; Santos, J.; Silva, D.; Singh, A. K.; Tamimi, B.; Vowles, D.
    This report documents the work of the IEEE PES Task Force (TF) on Benchmark Systems for Stability Controls. The following sections present the objectives of the TF, the guidelines used to select the benchmarks, a brief description of each benchmark system so the reader can select the most suitable system for the intended application, the input data and results for each benchmark system, and a set of conclusions.

  15. Skills for Justice 2013 Employer Skills Survey: sector-wide headlines report

    Ojo, Adegbola
    The Skills for Justice Employer Skills Survey (ESS) is a biennial consultation that seeks to provide insight and knowledge on trends of skills issues across the United Kingdom (UK) Justice and Community Safety sector (JCS sector). The purpose of this headlines report is to summarise the sector-wide findings for the 2013 ESS. The document does not provide detailed narratives on operational, strategic or other contextual factors associated with the variables analysed and reported in it. Detailed analysis will be available in a full report which will be published as soon as possible. Early findings presented in this headlines report signify...

  16. A proposed quantitative comparative analysis for geodemographic classifications

    Ojo, Adegbola
    Social area classification focuses on segmenting geographical units into groups based on the socio-economic characteristics of their residents. The benefits of geodemographic classification systems for informing health intelligence are increasingly being exploited. In this paper, we present a framework for evaluating the usefulness of geodemographic segmentations. We embark on a demonstration to compare six classification systems at our disposal. Alongside Lorenz curves, we have also employed a statistic called the Ginicoefficient. We use this to measure discriminatory power for each of the different systems for four health conditions including admissions for Asthma, Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Diabetes.

  17. Pathways and case studies for effective whole-system intervention in higher education institutional development

    Ezepue, Patrick Oseloka; Ojo, Adegbola
    This report argues that to have a whole-system impact on HEIs in such areas as staff development, curriculum reinvigoration, research excellence and civil society linkages, interventions should be designed as broad programmes, not just projects. Within the programmes, specific projects should be instituted to address distinct stakeholder needs, at individual staff, students and entire HEI levels. For the latter, the programmes should leave a lasting legacy in form of innovative and enabling cultures, attitudes and skills on which future programmes must be built e.g. effort to make them more entrepreneurial. The report illustrates how to achieve these results using a...

  18. Developing a Programme Theory of Integrated Care: the effectiveness of Lincolnshire’s multidisciplinary Neighbourhood Teams in supporting older people with multi-morbidity’ (ProTICare) [summary report]

    George, Thomas; Ray, Mo; Walker, Janet; McKay, Steve; Horner, Nigel
    It is a well-rehearsed conversation that an ageing population places a significant ‘burden’ on the healthcare system where this narrative has become arguably more prevalent during a time of unprecedented economic restraint. A key approach to ensuring cost-effective service delivery through the integration of health and social care services aims to ensure a ‘seamless’ care pathway from early preventative interventions, planned care for complex needs, and a reduction in unscheduled hospital admissions and inappropriate service use. Ultimately it is acknowledged that integrated care will lead to the improvement of older people’s quality of life (Curry and Ham, 2010). An innovative...

  19. Developing a programme Theory of Integrated Care: the effectiveness of Lincolnshire’s multidisciplinary Neighbourhood Teams in supporting older people with multi-morbidity (ProTICare) [full report]

    George, Thomas; Ray, Mo; Walker, Janet; McKay, Steve; Horner, Nigel
    It is a well-rehearsed conversation that an ageing population places a significant ‘burden’ on the healthcare system where this narrative has become arguably more prevalent during a time of unprecedented economic restraint. A key approach to ensuring cost-effective service delivery through the integration of health and social care services aims to ensure a ‘seamless’ care pathway from early preventative interventions, planned care for complex needs, and a reduction in unscheduled hospital admissions and inappropriate service use. Ultimately it is acknowledged that integrated care will lead to the improvement of older people’s quality of life (Curry and Ham, 2010). An innovative...

  20. Urbanisation in Nigeria: a scoping review

    Bloch, Robin; Ojo, Adegbola; Papachristodoulou, Nikolaos; Monroy, Jose; Falade, Johnson B.; Walker, Julian; Hansen, Julia; Lamond, Jessica; Awuah, Kwasi B.
    The review is the first activity during the inception period of the Urbanisation Research Nigeria programme. The existing sources on urbanisation – as situated within the themes of urban change, economic growth, well-being and planning – were collated from government, academia, development partners, other international agencies, community organisations and the private sector. The review is thus based on extensive review of secondary sources, supported by expert views and data gathered from key informants. This is complemented with an assessment of existing data sources for urbanisation research, and a discussion of their suitability for tackling questions in each of the four...

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