Sheffield Wednesday boss wants Joey Barton – report

first_imgJoey Barton is wanted by Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones, according to The People.It has been suggested that QPR are looking to send Barton on loan to the Championship, where the volume of games early in the season means his 12-match ban would be served quicker.Barton, it is claimed, has already had offers from Blackburn and Nottingham Forest, with Jones now having thrown his hat into the ring.Cardiff City are set to reject an offer from Fulham for Peter Whittingham, according to The Sun on Sunday, while West Ham striker Carlton Cole has been linked with a move to Craven Cottage.It is claimed Fulham will offer £2.5m for Bluebirds midfielder Whittingham, who scored 13 goals last season.The Sunday Express say Fulham want Fraser Fyvie, 19, who has turned down a new deal at Aberdeen, while The Sun suggest the Whites are one of several clubs interested in Burnley striker Charlie Austin.There is continued speculation about Clint Dempsey’s future, with the Daily Star on Sunday reporting that Liverpool’s American owners have sanctioned an £8m bid to buy him from Fulham.The People, however, suggest the Anfield club’s offer is unlikely to be more than £6m.Striker Andy Carroll has been linked with a move to west London as part of a possible deal for Dempsey.The former Newcastle man is also wanted by West Ham, and The People say Fulham will move for Cole if the Hammers get Carroll.This page is regularly updated. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Steelhead season off to slow start

first_imgAs the North Coast is once again on the verge of being pounded by more wet winter storms, there’s a collective questioning happening amongst anglers.Where are the steelhead? Just about every river has dropped into fishable shape at some point within the last couple weeks, but the fish have yet to show in any of the rivers in good numbers. The calendar now reads January, so we’ll cross that off the list of reasons why the fishing has yet to kick into gear. Could this be the year that we …last_img

DIY Democracy: Civic Participation for the iPhone

first_imgHave you ever heard someone proclaim that if you don’t vote, then you shouldn’t complain? Well, whether or not you vote, we have the perfect iPhone app to make your complaints heard by whatever government official, agency or otherwise – DIY Democracy.This handy little government 2.0 app will let you make that wheel squeak even louder, all while informing you of your rights. And for the true civic participant on the go, you can even petition to run for office without interrupting your day.DIY Democracy is a location enabled app that, although currently only fully-functional for California residents, connects its users with all the various levels of government. The app is a project of the Prometheus Institute, a public policy non-profit organization.The app is divided into four primary categories: Rights & Laws, Representatives, Take Action and Public Forum. Each of the first three are separated into the various levels of government, whether local, state or federal.The “Rights & Laws” section is a pocket reference to laws concerning all sorts of handy things, like due process or search and seizure. The app not only quotes the law directly, but offers a layman’s interpretation. Of course, this is accompanied by a standard caveat that the information is for education only, but they seem to do a decent job of explaining “how it’s generally applied in real life.” In many ways, it’s like having a pocket constitution, but broken down for easy access. “Representatives” offers a full listing of government officials, from Barack Obama to your local alderman, and each with contact information such as phone number, email address and website. The “Public Forums” are just that and, while we imagine the types of people that use this app to be the vocal sorts, we’re not so sure a message forum is quite tailored to the iPhone. That said, the forums are also available on the web, but we question their true utility in this instance.Moving on, the final section, “Take Action”, is the one that really caught our attention. We reviewed an app yesterday called GoRequest, that offered similar capabilities, but this one seems to take it a step further. DIY Democracy brings the various levels and offices of government to you with pre-formatted, well-written letters for the on-the-go complaint. Whether you want to run for office, contest the validity of a law, or simply report a pothole or road hazard, DIY Democracy is set to connect you with the proper authorities. It does all of this, of course, with your exact location in mind, so when you report that pothole, or dangerously dangling tree limb, the local department of public works will get exact GPS coordinates in addition to whatever other description you offer. In addition to GPS coordinates and pre-formatted letter templates, you can of course directly attach both photos and video, making options like “Contact Mayor” seem a little less silly. If an issue is urgent enough, get the evidence and send it off to the officials. We can only hope to see this app come out for more locations than California. While it’s nifty that it goes all the way to the top, we find that being able to directly interact with your local government and report issues as seen on the ground is probably the more likely use for this app. DIY Democracy is available for download in the App Store. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts mike melansoncenter_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Government#Location#mobile#NYT#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Family Development WEBINAR: Novel Communication Tools: Using Text4Baby & Just In Time Parenting to Meet the Needs of Parents

first_imgNovel Communication Tools: Using Text4Baby & Just In Time Parenting to Meet the Needs of ParentsMark your calendars for what’s next in our 2014 MFLN Family Development Webinar Series!Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014Time: 11a-1pm EasternLocation: Novel Communication Tools: Using Text4Baby & Just In Time Parenting to Meet the Needs of ParentsWhat to Expect…Presenters of this 2 hour webinar will highlight how parents today are less likely to attend traditional parenting programs, provide research showing that parents are increasingly seeking information online, through social media and mobile devices and promote the use of two FREE, effective and innovative resources that can meet the needs of parents with young children.Luisa F. Soaterna-Castañeda, MPH, Text4baby Multicultural & Outreach Specialist, will highlight the successes of Text4Baby and how you can easily incorporate it into your work with mothers that have smartphones. Webinar attendees will learn about the Text4Baby service and how the service provides information on key topics that interest pregnant women and new moms via short and succinct text messages. Attendees will also learn about significant creative communication enhancements (including interactivity, mobile pages, quizzes, and videos) to the nation’s largest and only free text messaging service. Research on the effectiveness of text messaging in reaching underserved populations will also be covered as well as how Text4Baby can assist in women feeling more prepared for motherhood due to increased knowledge, awareness and skills that lead to better health for them and their babies.Aaron Ebata, Ph.D., University of Illinois,  and Pat Tanner Nelson, Ed.D., University of Delaware, will show how Just in Time Parenting (JITP) connects with the needs of today’s parents for reliable, research-based information.  Presenters will highlight evaluations of JITP to demonstrate the effectiveness of delivering age-paced information and show how readers across all educational and economic levels demonstrate more confidence and competence in raising their children when using information and strategies outlined by JITP. Presenters will also highlight how JITP can help parents have realistic age-appropriate expectations, provide reassurance about their child’s development, help parents identify problems early and suggests how to find help. Speakers will share how to get parents enrolled for the free electronic version of JITP and how to take advantage of additional online resources that support and strengthen JITP outreach and impact, including: “Frequently Asked Questions” and “Ask the Experts”.FREE CEU’s!We offer 2.0 National Association of Social Worker CE credits for many of our webinars, click here to learn more. For more information on future presentations in the 2014 Family Development webinar series, please visit our professional development website or connect with us via social media for announcements: Facebook & Twitter.last_img read more

9 months agoFC Andorra coach Gabri: Ownership won’t hurt Pique’s Barcelona form

first_imgFC Andorra coach Gabri: Ownership won’t hurt Pique’s Barcelona formby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFC Andorra coach Gabri Garcia insists Barcelona defender Gerard Pique’s form won’t be influenced by his club ownership.Pique quickly moved for the former Barca coach to take charge of Andorra after buying the club.”I do not think it will affect his play, Gerard is a person who handles a lot of things and this is just another one,” said Gabri. “Of course, it is not only he who is in this project, since there are more people behind him, he delegates to fully prepared people. “Gerard has never been off centre and this time he will not either.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

5 days agoLiverpool manager Klopp: No chance Salah could’ve faced Man Utd

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool manager Klopp: No chance Salah could’ve faced Man Utdby Freddie Taylor5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says there was no way Mohamed Salah could have faced Manchester United on Sunday.The Reds missed Salah’s attacking spark against United’s low-block, with the game ending in a 1-1 draw.”Mo was not ready, that’s how it is,” Klopp told Sky Sports.”He couldn’t train with the team; I don’t know where it came from that everybody said he will play. “There was pretty much no chance for today, maybe for Wednesday, we have to see.” last_img

A Tribe Called Red picked as one of the best

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Polaris Music Prize announced its list of the top 10 best Canadian albums of the year.A popular Indigenous music trio made the cut.A Tribe Called Red’s album Nation to Nation is among the top 10.The nominations are based on artistic merits alone.Music journalists, bloggers and other experts get to vote and the winner gets $30,000.last_img

Raymond Cormier acquittal sparks rallies in solidarity with Tina Fontaine

first_imgAPTN NewsThe not-guilty verdict in the death of Tina Fontaine has sparked calls to action across Canada honouring the 15-year-old Sagkeeng First Nation girl and calling for systemic change.On Friday morning, Fontaine’s supporters will gather outside the Winnipeg courthouse where Raymond Cormier walked free the previous evening.Rallies are also scheduled for Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Guelph, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax over the weekend.Large crowd gathering for #TinaFontaine March. Great-aunt Thelma Favel surrounded by family and friends @APTNNews pic.twitter.com/oZGkt0itV8— Brittany Hobson (@bhobs22) February 23, 2018“The CFS (Children and Family Services) system has definitely failed Tina Fontaine, the Winnipeg Police Services failed Tina Fontaine and Canadian society failed Tina Fontaine,” said Kevin Hart, the Assembly of First Nations regional chief for Manitoba.“Everybody right now across this country should be ashamed of themselves for the injustice that just occurred here.”https://t.co/7WIVgGrCoj— Brittany Hobson (@bhobs22) February 23, 2018A jury acquitted the 56-year-old after a three-week trial. Fontaine’s body, wrapped in a duvet cover and filled with rocks, was pulled from the Red River in August 2014. Cormier was charged almost a year later.Tina was being sexually exploited after coming to Winnipeg from Sagkeeng First Nation, 120 kilometres north of Winnipeg.Many #Indigenous youth standing together at the Walk in Honour for Tina Fontaine event. #mmiwg #cdnpoli @APTNNews pic.twitter.com/zuLE3RSmAj— APTNInvestigates (@APTNInvestigate) February 23, 2018The jury heard how Tina’s relatively stable upbringing spiralled out of control when her father was murdered. Her mother came back into her life and Tina had gone to visit her in Winnipeg, where the girl descended into life on the streets.She and her boyfriend met the much-older Cormier in the summer of 2014. The jury heard Cormier gave the couple a place to stay, gave Tina drugs and had sex with her.Fontaine was in the care of social services and was staying at a Winnipeg hotel when she disappeared.Her death prompted renewed calls for an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.Holding a stick of sage in the air. A woman attending the Walk in Honour of Tina Fontaine event. #mmiwg #cdnpoli #mb pic.twitter.com/Vwl5pGDRjm— Martha Troian (@ozhibiiige) February 23, 2018Here’s what other leaders had to say following Cormier’s acquittal:“The death of Tina Fontaine was a tragedy and our deepest sympathies go out to her family, friends and entire community. Her death galvanized our whole country to demand measures that would stop the ongoing tragedy of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.” – Carolyn Bennett, minister of Crown-Indigenous relations, in a statement.#TinaFontaine #toronto pic.twitter.com/OmGHgF9dEg— Beverly Andrews (@APTNBeverly) February 23, 2018“Shocked and disgusted. Tina is a symbol of MMIWG in our country _ and this is the signal Cdn society sends? No justice. No peace. We must stand up to this injustice.” – Niki Ashton, NDP MP for Churchill-Keewatinook Aski, on Twitter.“Once again justice was not found in the courtroom for a FirstNations child … The trauma and pain this causes for me and all First Nations people across Canada is deep. Systemic injustices require systemic action to change.” – Perry Bellegarde, national chief, Assembly of First Nations, on Twitter.“There’s no question in my mind that we all failed Tina. And we are all continuing to fail other young Indigenous people in communities across our country. I believe Canada is the greatest country in the world … but until we all confront the shame and tragedy of our country’s racist treatment of Indigenous people we will fall short of that great country we know Canada to be.” – Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman, in a statement.– With files from The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Calls regarding child labour increase: DCPCR

first_imgNew Delhi: Since after the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) has started their initiative of rewarding the Good Samaritans for credible information regarding the child labour, they have found that calls regarding the menace have increased.According to DCPCR, before the initiative, they used to get one to two calls on monthly basis but now they are getting three to four calls. There is also a possibility that an NGO can be the first one to get reward regarding the credible information on child labour. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderRoop Sudesh Vimal member of the child rights body confirmed the following information stating that there is a increase in the calls to commission related to child labour. “The initiative is fruitful to us,”said Roop. The DCPCR notice accessed by Millennium Post stated that for the rescue of one child, there is a reward of Rs 1,000 whereas rescue of two-five children Rs 2,000 is the reward whereas for six to 10 children the reward increases to Rs 5,000. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”The reward for the rescue of 11 or more children is Rs 10,000,” reads the notice. According to DCPCR, in March 23, they received an information regarding child labour in Noida and with the help of other stake holders, they rescued a seven-year-old girl. “The info was regarding child labour by a child in Noida sector 110 from a flat. We conducted raid and rescued the child,”said Roop. He further stated that the minor girl claimed that she is the native of Bihar and did not get any salary for the work. Recently, as many as seven children were rescued from a placement agency in South East Delhi’s Govindpuri. In another case, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) rescued seven children from Momo making unit in Okhla Industrial area. The child rights body claimed that they were being paid meager Rs 80 per day for 13 hours of work.last_img read more

On polling day, Delhi Police received 337 PCR calls

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on Sunday said that they have received 337 PCR calls regarding election-related complaints on polling day.According to police, the following calls were received till 6.00 pm and they were promptly attended. “The nature of calls primarily ranged from putting more tables, canvassing inside restricted areas, quarrel among party workers and EVM glitches. However, no serious complaint was reported throughout the day,” police said. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesApart from that, the law enforcement agency helped citizens to cast their vote. The city police further added that they had made elaborate security arrangements for the smooth conduct of general elections held in Delhi today. Around 63,000 personnel of Delhi Police and 47 companies of CAPFs were deployed. “Special attention was given to the area dominance, sensitive polling booths and border areas. All senior officers remained present in their respective areas to closely monitor the security arrangements on the ground,” police said. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarOwing to maximum visibility of the police force, no untoward incident was reported. “As a result, polls were conducted in a peaceful manner,” an officer said. The Police Control Room Unit was alert to receive every call of any complaints being made, especially relating to the election process. Anti-terror measures were also in place and special arrangements have been made to check sabotage of polling booths, including election rigging. Extra picket teams were also deployed in border areas too. In all the 15 districts, the city police show their humanitarian face helping people especially senior citizens to reach polling booths. Also, a person was reportedly got heart attack inside polling booth in Shahadra. Some police personnel hold the hands of elderly citizens and some used wheelchair to help the voters in need to reach the concerned booths. Senior officers of Delhi Police took Twitter to update the security presence. “Supervising police deployment and arrangement of prestigious #NewDelhi constituency. #VoteFearlessly #VoteEthically #DelhiVoteKar” tweeted DCP New Delhi Madhur Verma. The tweet had his photographs where he was patrolling the area. DCP West Delhi Monika Bharadwaj tweeted “A hectic day but satisfying nonetheless as polling concludes peacefully across West District. #DeshKaMahaTyohar”. “Delhi Police extending assistance to voters during General Elections-2019” tweeted DCP Outer Seju P Kuruvilla.last_img read more