Daily Archives: April 24, 2009

Children tracked by sat nav to stop bad behaviour

Children will be tracked by satellite on public transport and encouraged to spy on their friends and report bad behaviour, under a pilot scheme by the Welsh Assembly.

Telegraph | Apr 23, 2009

Pupils will use a picture swipe card to clock on and off the bus allowing parents to keep a closer check on their child via a website

The project is being trialled across the six North Wales counties to tackle anti-social behaviour on school buses.

Pupils will use a picture swipe card to clock on and off the bus allowing parents to keep a closer check on their child via a website.

It will help deal with a number of issues including truancy, drivers reporting and identifying ill-behaved children and monitoring a child’s whereabouts in the event of them going missing or a bus breakdown.

The scheme include ‘Bus Angels’ aged 14 and above, who covertly report incidents of bad behaviour,

Peter Daniels, transport manager at Denbighshire County Council said: “The main aims are to support schools, drivers, parents and pupils on school buses to improve behaviour and enable them to understand the consequences of some of the things they do.

“I have to say in north east Wales we don’t really see trouble and misbehaviour, but in the afternoon some of the pupils can be jolly and minor anti-social behaviour can occur, or from time to time something more serious.

“It’s very much like the scheme in London where an Oystercard user boards a bus and taps in and then taps out when he or she gets off.

“Using GPS tracking, parents will know exactly where their pupils are on the bus.”

Hillary Clinton salutes Ron Paul’s campaign


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton let it be known today that she thought highly of Texas Congressman Ron Paul’s sway with his supporters. (NEWSCOM)

“I just want to say, having campaigned during the last presidential election, you had the most enthusiastic supporters of anybody I ever saw,” she gushed.

“I love to hear that,” he replied.

CSM Vote Blogs | Apr 22, 2009

Hillary Clinton digs Ron Paul

By Jimmy Orr

Love was in the air this afternoon on Capitol Hill. Some bipartisan love.

No, it wasn’t between President Obama and Rush Limbaugh. Today they proved they couldn’t be any further apart.

It happened when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was testifying in front of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Among the numerous topics discussed, Clinton shed light on the administration’s thoughts on piracy, Cuba, relations with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a nuclear-armed Iran, and the future of Indonesia.

Could there be a better array of topics to spark some romance?

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