UPDATE – Dawson Creek RCMP asking for help finding missing senior

first_imgUPDATE as of Sept 1 – The Dawson Creek RCMP is pleased to confirm that the 71 year old female reported missing has been located, and she is safe and sound. Thanks to the media and public for your assistance.DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Kamloops woman.Bonnie Beattie who is 71 years-old was reported missing to the Dawson Creek RCMP on August 31.  According to the RCMP Beattie went for a drive Friday morning to visit a family member in Tomslake and never arrived. Beattie used to live in Dawson Creek area and had visited Tomslake earlier this week on Wednesday.The Dawson Creek RCMP are concerned about her wellbeing as she may have become confused or disoriented during her drive and may be lost in the area. Beattie is reported to be driving a red Pontiac Vibe that has extensive body damage to it. The taillights are said to be held together with red tape.She is described as:Caucasian140-150 poundsWith long gray hairGlasses5’4″And may appear confused.The vehicle is described as:Pontiac VibeRedBC license plate: CM117SExtensive damage all around vehicleTaillights being held on by red tapeAnyone with information on Beattie’s location is requested to contact the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700, or if you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

Vancouver man in court after child porn investigation

first_imgVancouver police arrested a Vancouver man suspected of possessing child pornography following a monthslong investigation.Darrell Leonard Velasco, 61, was arrested Friday on suspicion of possessing and viewing child pornography and possession of methamphetamine and cocaine.Velasco made a first appearance Monday in Clark County Superior Court.According to a probable cause statement filed with the court, Google sent an automated message in October to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which maintains a tip line to detect and prevent trafficking of child pornography over the internet.The center forwards those reports to law enforcement agencies. One such tip was forwarded to the Vancouver Police Department’s Digital Evidence Cybercrime Unit.Using data from Google’s report, investigators linked identifying information to Velasco. To get more information, they applied for, and received, a warrant to search his information with Google, CenturyLink, Facebook and T-Mobile.The search yielded communications between Velasco and others regarding sharing child pornography, along with chatter from others trying to secure drugs, the police said in court records.Officers searched his home, in the 10000 block of Northeast 21st Street, in the Burton Ridge neighborhood, last Friday.In a recorded interview after his arrest, Velasco told officers the messages the investigators found were his, and that he once kept a collection of child pornography.last_img read more

Paintings in national parks spark investigation furor

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West’s most pristine, well-known national parks has sparked an investigation by authorities and a furor online.National Park Service agents have found the images at five parks in California, Utah and Oregon so far. Park Service spokesman Jeffrey Olson said the vandalism could lead to felony charges for the person responsible. The images appear to come from a New York state woman traveling across the West this summer and documenting her work on Instagram and Tumblr, said Casey Schreiner of modernhiker.com, whose blog post tipped off authorities. The investigation also is the subject of well-trafficked Reddit threads, with people railing against the drawings as the defacing of irreplaceable natural landscapes. “You’re seeing this emotional response of people who feel like they’ve been kicked in the gut,” Schreiner said. It’s not the first time vandalism in parks has been documented on social media. Last year in Utah, two Boy Scout leaders caused an online uproar when they recorded themselves toppling an ancient rock formation at Goblin Valley State Park and posted it on YouTube. But in this case, the woman appears to consider the work an artistic expression, Schreiner said. One photo online shows a painting of a woman’s face on a rock outcropping against the panoramic sweep of Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park. In another, a line drawing of a woman smoking a cigarette appears on red rock in Utah’s Canyonlands. It is about the size of a backpack.last_img read more

Top 10 most read stories 1925 October 2017

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 19 and 25 October 2017 were:Facebook and Northern Gas and Power among UK’s best organisations for workplace cultureHeineken awarded for pensions communicationEXCLUSIVE: 30% of employers plan to prioritise wellbeing for 2018Weetabix Food Company reports a 5.4% mean gender pay gapEXCLUSIVE: Fitflop holds global step challenge for 200 staff worldwideEXCLUSIVE: Hays holds pensions roadshows for 3,500 UK employeesPoll: 56% think employers in the gig economy should provide minimum benefitsNew Zealand to increase minimum wage to $20 an hourThe Central Intelligence Agency motivates canine staff with playtimeSavers access £14.2bn through pension freedomslast_img

Mountaineer feted

first_imgSecunderabad: The 2 Telangana (T) Battalion NCC felicitated mountaineer Amgoth Tukaram here on Friday for successfully scaling the Mount Everest. Commanding Officer of the Battalion Shashikant Y Jadhav congratulated the mountaineer for setting a record in summiting the Mount Everest. Speaking on the occasion, Tukaram said that students must focus on setting targets and achieving them which would help them in career and life. He also shared his travel experience, success and about his achievements. It is to be recollected that Tukaram was the NCC cadet in the same Battalion during 2015 to 2017.last_img

Reliance Jio faces obstacles like low ARPU to gain customers CLSA

first_imgAlthough Reliance Jio is expected to launch its 4G services at cheaper prices, the telecom arm of Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries could face problems in gaining subscribers due to low average revenue per user (ARPU) and acceptance of 4G/VoLTE handsets, according to a global brokerage firm.Reliance Jio has delayed the launch of its 4G services to next fiscal. Earlier, it had planned to roll out the services by December this year.”…new entrant Reliance Jio will still face the daunting task of convincing/bundling/subsidising 4G users to adopt new handsets when 95 per cent of subscribers are still prepaid with an average Arpu (average revenue per user) of Rs 160 per month,” CLSA said in a report.”We maintain that switching to 4G handsets in this low-ARPU prepaid market and wide consumer acceptance of 4G/VoLTE will remain the key hurdles for the new entrant,” the report added.VoLTE is a new version of Internet-based call technology Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), which is being offered by Skype, WhatsApp and others.”VoLTE is yet to be launched even in China and even after Reliance Jio will launch commercially, users will need 4G VoLTE phones and interconnecting to incumbent voice networks will be key…While the number of 4G-enabled handsets being offered in the market has jumped, the availability of VoLTE enabled handsets remains low,” CLSA said.While some analysts expect increased competition between domestic telcos after the launch of Reliance Jio services, CLSA sees Bharti Airtel, India’s biggest telecom operator, as the major beneficiary of mobile data boom in the country due to its “highest quantum of spectrum”.Sunil Mittal, chairman of Bharti Airtel, has recently said that the company would spend $3.5 billion in the current fiscal, nearly $750 million more than it invests usually, to boost its 4G plans.”We maintain Bharti Airtel as the best play on India’s mobile data boom and accelerating data network rollouts by top operators will drive Bharti Infratel’s (infrastructure arm of Bharti Airtel) growth,” PTI quoted CLSA, as saying.last_img read more

Lucasfilm is Producing Animated Shorts Celebrating the Women of Star Wars

first_imgStay on target Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie Dolls‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Finale Sets Up ‘The Rise of Sk… We have a new Star Wars movie coming out every year, an ongoing animated series, a constant stream of new novels, and multiple fantastic canonical comics series. You know what this world needs? That’s right, more Star Wars. Disney and Lucasfilm are pumping out a constant stream of new Star Wars stories, and will likely continue until long after we’re all dead. Fortunately, everything they’ve put out so far has been awesome. This latest animated project though might be the coolest.Ahead of this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration, Disney and Lucasfilm have announced Star Wars Forces of Destiny. It’s a series of two to three-minute animated shorts featuring the coolest, most important women in the galaxy. Each short will bring us new stories about Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano and others we don’t know about yet. This behind-the-scenes teaser shows off some early drafts of what the series will look like. Even in animatic form, these shorts look pretty cool.Daisy Ridley, Felicity Jones, and Lupita Nyong’o are reprising their roles as Rey, Jyn Erso, and Maz Kanata, respectively. I’m especially excited to see more of Ahsoka. She was the best part of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and she’s had some great action scenes and emotional moments on Rebels.The series will be on Disney’s YouTube Channel in July and will air on the Disney Channel in the fall as a two-part event with eight more shorts. And of course, no new Star Wars series wouldn’t be complete without merchandising. According to Deadline, the shorts will be well-represented in the toy world. Hasbro is putting out a new series of action figures and “adventure figures,” which I guess look a little more like dolls than traditional Star Wars toys. Hey, it’s about time we got some cool-looking toys based on the women of Star Wars. At least they can’t forget to make a Rey figure this time.last_img read more

AMD kills Catalyst replaces it with a mini OS called Radeon Software

first_imgIn September, AMD turned its graphics unit into a standalone business. Now, the Radeon Technologies Group is getting ready to release the first version of its software. They’re calling it a graphics mini-operating system.Senior VP Raja Koduri says that Radeon Software is being built with a focus on gamers, professional graphics, and virtual and augmented reality applications. They’ve torn down the old Catalyst Control Center and rebuilt a whole new experience that puts responsiveness, discoverability, and ease of use front and center. Radeon’s Terry Makedon says that they want you to be able to “control your GPU through one simple, modern application.”Radeon Software is due to arrive before the end of this year, and they’re pretty excited about what’s going to ship. Some of the improvements you’ll see include faster start times, more intuitive navigation throughout the app, a new game manager, an overhauled Overdrive for simplified overclocking, and enhancements to AMD’s six display-capable Eyefinity.They’re also pretty stoked about the new brushed metal look, but you’ll probably be much more impressed  by the fact that the new Radeon Software will start in just 0.6 of a second (instead of 8 seconds) on an under-powered AMD E-350 laptop. It’ll launch even faster on more muscular rigs.Makedon mentions that there will be “some performance improvements,” but doesn’t get any more specific. Those of you running a Radeon GPU will have to wait for the software to roll out to find out what kind of boost you can expect from the first RTG software release.After the initial download, you won’t be waiting as long for future releases. They’re promising to deliver software updates on a monthly basis.last_img read more

Santhal beats at Surajkund

first_imgThe second day of Surajkund International Craft Mela 2017 in which Jharkhand is participating as the theme state, began with the display of ‘Santhal,’ interacting with people who visited the mela with its specialities in art and culture.The tribe exhibited through its actions and body languages, its nature and how it effects their lives and basic amenities. The ‘Santhals’ did not fall behind in displaying their belief in sustainable development. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe tribe were also in full display as to how their traditions are celebrated and language is spoken to effectively communicate their cause with folks, in and around, which the visitors enjoyed and relished the most in the Surajkund mela.Santhal tribe is the third largest tribe of India, belonging to the pre-aryan period. They were great fighters who waged war against the British in 1855. They speak Santhali belonging to the Austro-Asiatic lingua family.The participating ‘Santhal’ community in exhibited their preferences in terms of food which is largely rice and as to how it is served to the guests who visit them at Jharkhand. This exhibition of acceptance was also enjoyed by the spectators who came to the second day of Surajkund International Craft Mela.last_img read more

By Humankind picks up 4M to rid your morning routine of

first_imgSingle-use plastics are the scourge of the environment, which is why many lawmakers are working to eliminate them.Today, a new brand is launching to try to eliminate single-use plastic in the area of personal care. With $4 million in seed funding led by Lerer Hippeau (with participation from Red Sea Ventures, BoxGroup, SV Angel, Great Oaks, SoulCycle co-founder Elizabeth Cutler, and CPO of Adobe, Scott Belsky, among others), By Humankind offers deodorant, shampoo and mouthwash.But unlike your typical personal care products, the By Humankind portfolio products are rethought from the ground up to eliminate single-use plastic and be kind to the environment.For example, the mouthwash doesn’t come in a big plastic container, but rather in tablet form. Users can drop a tablet into a small cup of water and the mouthwash, which is alcohol-free, dissolves into a liquid. With the shampoo, the By Humankind team decided to eliminate the plastic bottle by simply taking a page out of the old soap bar playbook, creating a shampoo bar.Meanwhile, the By Humankind deodorant comes in a refillable plastic roller, with paper-pod refills (which the company calls KindFills).The company says that its products eliminate single-use plastic by 90 percent when compared to other products in their respective categories. Moreover, By Humankind has designed its shipping packages with biodegradable, bamboo fiber-based materials.“Keeping our packaging footprint to a minimum is an extension of our mission, which is enabling our customers to reduce their single-use plastic waste, while not sacrificing quality or convenience,” said co-founder and CEO Brian Bushell.Bushell came from Baked By Melissa, where he was co-founder and CEO. A couple of years after leaving the company, Bushell went on a trip with his girlfriend to Southeast Asia. On a scuba excursion, he noticed a large amount of plastic trash in the ocean, which took him by surprise as he believed to be in one of the few untouched, idyllic parts of the planet.“We went to the hotel into the bathroom and looked at the stuff we brought on the trip and realized that we were part of the problem,” said Bushell. “That’s when the idea was hatched to build a personal care brand that not only cared about ingredients but about the containers they come in.”But Bushell knew that the mission would only be successful if the products performed well. That’s why the company spent time and resources creating high-performance formulas for its products, such as the By Humankind deodorant, which the company says kills odor-causing bacteria 40 percent faster than other leading natural deodorants.According to By Humankind, customers that switch from their current products to all three By Humankind products, with normal usage, will save five pounds of single-use plastic over the course of a year.last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Colonoscopy Systems | March 27, 2017 Bracco Diagnostics Inc. Launches PROTOCO2L TOUCH Colon Insufflator for CT Colonography March 27, 2017 — Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced the launch of its PROTOCO2L TOUCH Colon Insufflator. read more News | November 25, 2008 Ziosoft Seals Marketing Deal With Medicsight CT colonography (CTC) allows visualization of the entire colon in one image. Photo courtesy of Judy Yee, M.D. News | Colonoscopy Systems | February 08, 2018 FDA Approves Updated Design for Recalled Pentax Duodenoscope February 8, 2018 – The U.S. read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | April 15, 2019 Check-Cap Initiates U.S. Pilot Study of C-Scan for Colorectal Cancer Screening Check-Cap Ltd. has initiated its U.S. pilot study of the C-Scan system for prevention of colorectal cancer through… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 31, 2017 Infrared Colitis Screening Blood Test Could Reduce Dependence on Colonoscopy August 31, 2017 — A fast, simple blood test for ulcerative colitis using infrared spectroscopy could provide a cheape read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | July 12, 2017 Insurance Coverage for CT Colonography Increases Likelihood of Screening People with insurance policies that cover computed tomography (CT) colonography for colorectal cancer screening are… read more November 25, 2008 – Ziosoft Inc. signed a partnership agreement with Medicsight PLC to market the company’s computer-aided detection (CAD) software for colon integrated within the Ziostation thin-client 3D system. The combined CT-Colonography product is expected to be launched early 2009 upon regulatory clearance in the U.S. Ziosoft provides full colon analysis on a thin-client platform without the need for a supplementary standalone workstation, reports Ziosoft. By integrating Medicsight’s ColonCAD with Ziosoft’s 3D imaging applications, it can offer a comprehensive colon analysis toolset for the entire healthcare enterprise.For more information: www.ziosoftinc.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img News | Colonoscopy Systems | May 30, 2018 American Cancer Society Updates Colorectal Cancer Screening Guideline An updated American Cancer Society guideline says colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45 for people at… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 05, 2017 | By Jeff Zagoudis The Future of CT Colonography Screening Computed tomography colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, offers a noninvasive alternative to… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | September 04, 2018 Check-Cap Announces Interim Results of European Study of C-Scan System Version 3 Check-Cap Ltd. announced the interim results for its post-CE approval study of the C-Scan system Version 3, an… read more Related Content News | Colonoscopy Systems | September 27, 2018 Patient Groups and Doctors Tell Congress to Pass Medicare Virtual Colonoscopy Coverage … read more last_img read more

The Emirates A380 ventures to Amman and Boston

first_imgLed by Captain Arif Al Reyami and Jordanian First Officer Laith Saudi, the A380 Amman service was greeted by a traditional water cannon salute.The Emirates A380 ventures to Amman and Boston Emirates’ first scheduled A380 services have just touched down in Boston and Amman for the summer season peak.The first scheduled A380 service landed in Amman on 1 June at 1555hrs local time and the second A380 service from Dubai to Boston landed at 1350hrs local time. Led by Captain Arif Al Reyami and Jordanian First Officer Laith Saudi, the A380 Amman service was greeted by a traditional water cannon salute.Emirates will operate its A380 aircraft to and from Amman until 26 October to cater to the increased demand for travel during the peak summer period. The airline has adjusted its schedule on one of its three daily flights (EK 903/904) with the A380. Emirates A380 operations to Boston also coincide with high customer demand during the peak summer and winter travel season and will see overall capacity increase around 45% between 1 June to 30 September 2019 and 1 December 2019 to 31 January 2020. The move to deploy the popular A380 on both routes demonstrates the airline’s flexibility to optimise the usage of its fleet to cater to passenger demand within its network.Emirates has been flying to Jordan for over 33 years, and has carried over 5 million passengers to and from Amman. Emirates has been serving Boston since 2014, consistently growing passenger demand over the past five years to and through Dubai. With the A380 being introduced for the summer, travellers have more choice to explore unique A380 destinations on the Emirates network, as well as experience the ultimate in travel comfort on the airline’s flagship aircraft.The Emirates A380 flying to Amman is set in a three-class configuration, and will have 427 seats in Economy Class on the lower deck over the months of June and July, 76 flat-bed Business Class seats and 14 luxurious First Class Suites. First and Business Class customers can catch up, network and enjoy an extensive range of beverages and delicacies in the Onboard Lounge.The Emirates A380 flying to Boston is also set in a three class cabin configuration, offering 14 private suites in First Class, 76 seats in Business Class, and 426 spacious seats in Economy Class. First Class passengers can relax and revitalise in one of the two A380 Shower Spas, and First and Business Class passengers are welcome in the Onboard Lounge to enjoy canapés and beverages prepared by the onboard bartender.Passengers in all classes can enjoy complimentary meals and beverages, Wi-Fi, hospitality and service from multi-national cabin crew and Emirates’ award winning ‘ice’ with up to 4,000 channels of movies, TV programs, music and podcasts.The Emirates A380 to Boston will operate until 30 September 2019 and will then resume on 1 December 2019 to 31 January 2020. Emirates flight EK 237 leaves Dubai at 0815hrs and lands in Boston at 1350hrs. EK 238 departs Boston at 2310hrs and arrives in Dubai at 1925hrs the next day.The Emirates A380 will operate until 26 October 2019 to Amman. Flight EK 903 departs Dubai at 1400hrs and arrives in Amman at 1555hrs, while the return A380 flight, EK 904 leaves Amman at 1800hrs, arriving in Dubai at 2200hrs.Emirates is also offering Greek travelers the unique chance to fly on the iconic A380. The airline deployed the double-decker aircraft to Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos on 31st May with the commencement of the peak summer travel period to meet high passenger demand to and from Greece. The A380 will operate to Athens until 30th September 2019.The Emirates A380 has become one of the most recognised and admired aircraft in the world, and more than 115 million passengers have experienced the airline’s flagship since 2008. Emirates currently has 110 A380s in service and 13 pending delivery, and is set to receive 6 A380s this financial year.Source = Emirateslast_img read more

Sofitel Fiji Resort Spa has announced the openin

first_imgSofitel Fiji Resort & Spa has announced the opening of a new FJ$3.2 million adult’s only area – Waitui Beach Club – with its own pool, champagne bar, poolside cabanas and restaurant.Guests will be welcomed to the beach club by their own personalised butler and receive a daily essentials kit of water, sunscreen, body mist and a cold towel.Poolside dining is headed by Sydney nutritionist Lucinda Zammit, and for those wanting to keep up their fitness while away, complimentary yoga, stretching and boot camp classes will run every morning and afternoon. By night, regular live entertainment from the club’s resident DJ sets the tone.Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa General Manager Alan Burrows said: “The couples and singles market are on the rise and we’re delighted to open this standalone, specifically designed new facility for adults of all ages.  We hope to appeal to singles travelling with friends, solo travellers, honeymooners or any couple escaping on a short break to the Pacific Islands.”Other features available to guests of the club include a private, dedicated check-in area, a 25m lap pool, gymnasium and enhanced room amenities. The club will also be closely aligned to the resort’s So Spa facility.Guests who book the Beach Club rooms will have immediate access to all the facilities located within and connected to the Waitui Beach Club. Complimentary entry to the Beach Club is also available to anyone booking to stay in one of the resort’s 10 suites (including the Presidential Suites).In celebration of the opening, Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa offers travellers the following package:Return international flights with Fiji AirwaysFour nights at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa in a Luxury Room twin shareWaitui Beach Club accessPersonal meet and greet at Nadi airport and return transfers to Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa.Champagne breakfast daily for two adultsComplimentary snacks and water throughout the day at Waitui Beach ClubTwo house cocktails in Breeze Bar per room per stayFJD$400 Food & Beverage credit per room per stayArrival gift and turn down amenitiesDepartures from Sydney and Brisbane start from $1420 per person based on twin share. Four nights departing from Melbourne starts from $1520 per person based on twin share.This deal is on sale until 14 August 2015 with travel dates from 21 October 2015 to 31 March 2016, some block out periods apply.For more information and to book your stay direct, please visit www.sofitelfiji.com.fj.last_img read more

Rep Barrett will host local office hours

first_img Categories: Barrett News To keep local residents informed about state government and legislation, state Rep. Tom Barrett, R-Potterville, will continue his monthly office hours this April.“In several instances, legislation I’ve sponsored has been inspired by conversations I’ve had with residents in our community,” said Rep. Barrett. “When it comes to effectively representing our residents’ voice at the Capitol, nothing beats time spent talking face-to-face with constituents.”Rep. Barrett will host office hours at the following times and locations:Tuesday, April 5: From 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Joe’s Gizzard City Cafe, 120 W. Main St. in PottervilleWednesday, April 6: From 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Faye’s Evelyn Bay, 134 Cochran Ave. in  CharlotteWednesday, April 6: From 10 to 11 a.m. at Swede’s, 89 W. Grand Ledge Highway in MullikenThursday, April 7: From 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Lisa’s Cafe, 174 S Main St. in VermontvilleNo appointments are necessary to attend. Those who are unable to attend Rep. Barrett’s office hours, but would still like to voice a question or concern, may contact his office by phone at (517) 373- 0853 or by email at TomBarrett@house.mi.gov.### 18Mar Rep. Barrett will host local office hourslast_img read more

Rep Glenn 21 million M20 resurfacing project begins

first_img Categories: Glenn News,News State Rep. Gary Glenn today said the start of a $2.1 million project to resurface six miles of M-20 is an indication of the Legislature’s focus on repairing Michigan’s crumbling roads and bridges.Glenn, of Larkin Township, said the Michigan Department of Transportation project will provide a smoother ride along M-20 from Geneva Road to 9 Mile Road in Midland County. The resurfacing will be complete in September, and will result in reduction of parts of the highway to a single lane in each direction so traffic flow can be maintained.“We made fixing our transportation system a priority, and the budget the House approved last month contains a record amount of transportation funding to make roads, bridges and underground water systems safer,” Glenn said. “We listened to what people said about the condition of roads and we took action to make them safe for families. Fixing the infrastructure will also enable commerce to easily navigate our roads, enabling Michigan’s economy to grow.”Glenn said bills approved by the Legislature have also helped extend the life of new or refurbished roads by strengthening the warranty system, protecting the money hard-working taxpayers send to Lansing.“We want to ensure the job is done properly and we get the most out of every tax dollar entrusted to us,” Glenn said. “Having to repave a road a few years after roadwork is not an efficient use of taxpayers’ money.”##### Another sign of priority put on transportation systemcenter_img 10Jul Rep. Glenn: $2.1 million M-20 resurfacing project beginslast_img read more

Rep Griffin completes regional leadership institute

first_img State Rep. Beth Griffin was among 39 select lawmakers to complete a leadership program that identifies and assists emerging state and provincial leaders in the Midwest and parts of Canada.Rep. Griffin met with fellow lawmakers from Michigan, 10 other Midwestern states and three Canadian provinces Aug. 11-15 in Minneapolis for The Council of State Governments’ 23rd annual Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD).“Having the opportunity to attend this conference was an incredible experience,” Griffin said. “Working with legislators from other Midwest states as well as Canadian provinces helped me gain a unique perspective on being an effective legislator.”BILLD is held in partnership with the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.  Seminars are conducted by Humphrey faculty, Midwestern legislative leaders and professional development experts.  In addition to courses designed to develop leadership skills, the program analyzes a variety of public policy issues including health care, U.S. – Canada trade and the regional economy. 21Aug Rep. Griffin completes regional leadership institute Categories: Griffin Newslast_img read more

Rep Howrylak presents resident with Columbus Day Honoree award

first_imgPHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, (right) Thursday presented Pino Marelli, of Troy, with a special tribute recognizing him as the recipient of The Ramo Salerno Columbus Day 2018 Honoree award. The award is given to those who have had success enriching the Italian American community in Michigan. Marelli began his own music, record and entertainment production companies, as well as sacrificed his time by producing and hosting television and radio specials for the past 35 years in Michigan. Marelli also founded the Puglia Club of Michigan, named for the region of the country he emigrated from. 05Oct Rep. Howrylak presents resident with Columbus Day Honoree award Categories: Howrylak Newslast_img

Rep Allor issues statement on new PFAS commission

first_img Categories: Allor News 26Mar Rep. Allor issues statement on new PFAS commission State Rep. Sue Allor, of Wolverine, issued the following statement in response to the governor’s creation of a new panel to study the water advisory limit for PFAS:“I applaud Governor Whitmer building on the work performed by the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) over the past 15 months in working to protect the safety of our state’s drinking water and the health of all Michigan families. I have supported PFAS investigation every step of the way and urge the governor’s commission to seek sound, science-backed policies that hold up to rigorous scrutiny. Michigan families deserve firm answers they can trust. “Michigan has led the way in PFAS detection and response. When contamination came to light, we quickly adopted the Environmental Protection Agency’s drinking water advisory limit as our environmental cleanup standard—to ensure no polluted site goes undetected – and we have continued to advance our understanding of how PFAS moves through our environment. We must continue to lead the way.“As the science around PFAS expands, we know that our ability to detect smaller and smaller amounts of this contaminant in our environment improves every day. However, our knowledge of how to clean up PFAS efficiently and completely requires further development. I hope that the governor’s committee will focus their efforts on all aspects of drinking water safety, including cleanup protocols. Our people and our water are too precious to leave these questions unanswered.”last_img read more

Online video revenues are set to triple this year

first_imgOnline video revenues are set to triple this year, according to a report by Futuresource Consulting.Consumption of legitimate free and paid for online video is on track to exceed 770 billion views across the US, UK, France and Germany this year, according to the report, with pay revenues set to exceed US$3 billion (€2.2 billion). The majority of the pay revenues currently comes from the US, thanks to the success of Netflix. Futuresource predicts that pay revenues will grow to US$7 billion across the four countries studied by 2015.Ad-funded revenues are expected to grow by 50% in 2011, according to the company, with advertisers continuing to “develop and refine content specifically for the online environment, rather than repurposing content originally destined for television”, it said.last_img read more