Free legal aid phone clinic Tuesday

first_imgSoutheastern, IN—Legal Aid is holding a Free Legal Aid Phone Clinic for residents of their eight-county district on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. The district includes Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Rush, and Shelby Counties. The phone clinic will be conducted from 3 pm – 5:30 pm though registration is required between 12 pm to 1:30 pm.The Legal Aid Clinic and Pro Bono Program utilizes local volunteer attorneys, offering free legal consultations to low-income individuals for the provision of legal advice and assistance in furtherance of equal access to justice within our communities who might not otherwise be able to afford the counsel of an attorney.Individuals calling to the Legal Aid Phone Clinic can expect to receive a brief consultation to answer general questions, offer legal information, or to receive other limited pro se assistance or advice, over the phone. Individuals seeking legal consultation must register by calling Legal Aid at 812-378-0358 on Tuesday, July 21, between 12 pm and 1:30 pm. A volunteer attorney will return calls to registered individuals between 3 pm and 5:30 pm. Individuals must be available between 3 pm and 5:30 pm to answer a call from an attorney.Legal Aid will be offering additional Phone clinics throughout the service region. The next Legal Aid Phone Clinic is on Tuesday, August 4 with the same registration requirements and time frame.last_img read more

Guyana to host FIFA Conference on Development

first_img… GFF partners with THAG, Department of TourismTHE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) yesterday announced that for the first time Guyana will host the FIFA Conference on Development, May 14-15. It will take place in collaboration with the Government of Guyana, through the Department of Tourism and the Tourism Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG). President of the GFF, Wayne Forde, at a press conference held at the Marriott Hotel, said the conference will see all 25 members and six non-members of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) and possibly several Africans, all assembling in Guyana as part of the FIFA Forward Development Programme.Also present yesterday were Mitra Ramkumar, president of THAG and Department of Tourism Director-General Donald Sinclair, who both spoke profoundly on the importance of the conference as it relates to their sector. “Football is a unifier and it has a huge following, if not, the most following in terms of fans; you actually get tremendous amount of coverage. Sports tourism in Guyana can really take off, and we’re happy to partner with the GFF … it can really boost our tourism product with this conference and we’re happy to be on board,” Ramkumar said.Sinclair noted, “This is a sign that finally sports and tourism are coming together; in fact there’s a strong connection between sports and tourism … because of the substance of the conference and the theme of the conference. It is very important, not just from a sports standpoint, but also by bringing officials, players, spectators and media to Guyana.”Meanwhile, Forde, in explaining the importance of the conference, said the full body of the FIFA Development Committee will be in Guyana, where one of the key areas of focus will be the implementation of a comprehensive regional schools football programme.Forde reminded the gathering of media personnel at the Marriott Hotel that during the visit of FIFA president Gianni Infantino to Guyana in 2017, there was an extensive discussion on a Regional Schools football programme with CARICOM Secretary-General, Irwin LaRocque, and the extent it could contribute on the overall development on the game in the Caribbean. The Development Committee, according to FIFA, shall deal with the Federation’s development programmes and shall devise and propose appropriate strategies, check these strategies periodically and analyse the support provided to member associations, confederations and zonal/regional associations in this regard.The FIFA Forward Development Programme was first adopted by the FIFA Congress on May 9, 2016 and it was to become not only a “step change” for global football development and the way we share the success of the FIFA World Cup with our member associations, but also one of the most prominent sports’ development programmes.FIFA Forward is built to provide 360-degree, tailor-made support for football development in each of our member associations and the six confederations and is based on three principles – more investment, more impact, and more oversight.last_img read more

Vibes rocks out and shakes wearables world all night long

first_imgFollow the Puck Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Tags:#featured#guitar#Internet of Things#IoT#music#top#Vibes For those struggling to learn the guitar, a new wearable startup, Vibes, may have just the way to help you out. Based in the UK, Vibes has been working on an ear training technology that is powered through a wearable forearm strap.  See Also: How to use machine learning in today’s enterprise environmentWhat Vibes has to offer is a change in the way you approach learning how to play. One of the early steps in learning guitar is getting your fingers in the right places on the fretboard, which requires constant practice.  But as you progress, understanding chords, scales and musical intervals by ear is the next big step. This is the area where Vibes wants to step in and help. After studying the neuroscience involved in music instruction, Philip Spivey, founder of Vibes, decided to develop a gadget that focuses on the association, rather than repetition.Still a work in progressTo assist with this process of ear training, one can use a mobile app that plays audible notes. Next, through a Bluetooth connection, the app triggers an accompanying wearable to offer a specific tactile stimulus on the inner arm.“This association, with a small degree of repetition, will help your brain in the future to recognize the same intervals or chords when you hear them in your favorite song, or in your head when you are improvising,” Spivey explains.The project is still in the development stages by Vibes, so further study is needed before knowing if this can actually help the guitar learning process. Amanda Razanicenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more

Open air gyms in Bengal is TMC’s response to ‘Hum fit toh India fit’ challenge

first_imgLess than a month after Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore started the viral Twitter campaign ‘Hum fit toh India fit’ which saw the participation of various A-listers, Trinamool Congress (TMC) has come up with open air gyms in various areas of West Bengal’s Howrah district.Howrah Municipal Corporation has opened up several open air gyms for the public. TMC claims this is its response to the fitness campaign except this is by the people of Bengal.The open air gyms are being set up in parks owned and maintained by the government and corporation. These are open to the public at a fee of Rs 50 per month and registration charges of Rs 100 per person.An instructor at one of the open air gyms Shibu Das said, “The equipment is quite modernised so people are enthusiastic about the gym.”There are two coaches or trainers in each gym who are there on shifts. Sanchita Manna, an instructor at an open air gym said, “We see a lot of gyms but this is kind of extraordinary. People from all classes can come. People develop a sense of responsibility towards staying fit too.”Interestingly, the number of women allowed in the gyms is more and young males have been kept away so that it can function as a family gym.Madhumita Mal, a resident of Howrah said, “There is no such infrastructure available nearby and we are very happy coming here every morning. We need more of it so that a lot of people can become involved in regular fitness regimes.”advertisementSusmita Trivedi, another local resident said, “The equipment are quite handy, there are instructors who help us with yoga too. The benefit of open gym is that we can enjoy the air and not covered like the ones in closed rooms”The open air gyms have come as a breath of fresh air for the politicians too. The locals have praised the effort and what can be better than this of the local TMC councillors to be compared to the Union Minister and former Olympian Rajyavardhan Rathore who had thrown open a fitness challenge to the entire country on Twitter.Gautam Bera, a local said, “Our Sports Minister promised us an open gym as a move towards improved fitness but nothing happened. No infrastructure was constructed. Our local councillor Bibhas Hazra has developed this infrastructure but we have received no help from the central government.”Currently there are 5 such gyms in ward number 66 of Howrah district. Be it the youth, senior citizens or women, everyone can be a part of these gyms and access facilities during scheduled timings. The cost of one gym ranges from Rs 8 lakh to 10 lakh with the total cost of all gyms around Rs 60 lakh.Bibhas Hazra, councillor of Howrah Municipal Corporation said, “What West Bengal thinks today, India thinks tomorrow. Our Chief Minister has proved herself. That is why Bengal is in 1st position. Some don’t act on what they say. Central government is telling people to do yoga and exercise but the have not done anything for the public. But today, our municipal corporation has proved it’s to the public. People are benefiting which is why they are coming. On TV and radio they are just saying “Man Ki Baat”. But you have to prove that too. Just find out if there are any sports projects in Howrah that have been initiated by the central government.”But BJP leaders have a befitting answer to this fitness fight too!Sanjay Singh, Secretary, BJP West Bengal unit said, “It is a tradition of the central government. We believe if a person is physically healthy then he will work with better mental stability which will result in better productivity. If we talk about gym, it is definite that whoever is fit will be a hit. If the state government has any better proposal relating to this then they must let us know and we shall look forward to funding it. The problem with the West Bengal government is that the money that is allotted for one department is spent for other purposes. If West Bengal has any such proposition of development, we will walk hand in hand with them. We do not want to involve politics in the work of development. It doesn’t matter what TMC says, we are doing whatever we are saying. If they want help then we will definitely help. There is a system which has to be followed, the proposal is laid, then the fund is allotted. BJP has brought about legitimate schemes for dalits, the downtrodden, minorities and the common people too. People are drawing benefits from those schemes. We have started with the “ujwala scheme” for women. They (TMC) want politics in development. That is not how we work. Let the West Bengal government send their proposal for development. We will definitely do the needful.”advertisementEven as the morning sun shines on the park, the women and men turn up to keep themselves fit in this part of the town but the reality is that despite politicians trying to make their claim to fame …this time it is the “aam aadmi” who is getting fitter!Also read: Forget Virat Kohli fitness challenge, here is Sachin Tendulkar challenging youAlso read: Mamata comes out in Swaraj’s solidarity, condemns trolling, strong languageWatch: TMC terror: Opposition scared in West Bengallast_img read more