Hyderabad: The Standing Committee of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) approved around 16 resolutions in its meeting held under the chairmanship of Mayor Dr Bonthu Rammohan on Thursday.GHMC Commissioner M Dana Kishore, members of standing committee, GHMC officials Adwaith Kumar Singh, Sikta Patnaik, Sandeep Jha, zonal commissioners and director of town planning were present at the meeting. Also Read – Two Urban forest parks inaugurated in Hyderabad Advertise With Us A major decision was that Saaf-Shaandar Hyderabad initiative would be extended to all the wards in GHMC limits. A resolution was passed to increase honorarium from Rs 100 to 200 for outsourcing veterinary doctors who performed birth control operations on street dogs.The 30-meter road development project from Shastripuram Junction to Faluknama via Vattinagulapalli was mooted and okayed at the meeting.
X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:16 Parents and kids need to be aware of how to protect themselves from digital dangers that exist online. Today Crime Stoppers of Houston and Sprint launched a Cyber Safety Initiative.Rania Mankarious,the Executive Director of Crime Stoppers of Houston says they’re taking cyber safety tips into schools. “Throughout this school year we will offer free cyber safety presentation to students in pre-kindergarten through high school, in over 26 school districts, we will provide free parent presentation where ever requested with up to date critical information focus on current online risk and trends.”The average tech-savvy kid age with a smartphone is 10 years old. John Stevens, with Sprint says that the company plans to offer information at all local stores to educate parents and kids on smart phone utilization.Abner FletcherRania Mankarious, Executive Director of Crime Stoppers of Houston, holds tips for cyber safety. Abner FletcherCrime Stoppers of Houston and Sprint launched the Cyber Safety Initiative. Listen Share
(Updated 5/26/2014) S. Lee Martin, a former Morgan State track star and well known member of the Baltimore business and service community, died at the age of 76 on May 17. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Martin was captain of the legendary Morgan State track team of the early 1960’s; during which time, he was rated as one of the top half-milers on the East Coast. He also ran the anchor leg on Morgan State’s championship one-mile and sprint medley relay teams. Former AFRO sports editor, the late Sam Lacy, referred to Martin as “the ace half-miler,” and wrote that “Lee ranks with the best collegians in the country. His 1:53.1 clocking is more than five seconds faster than Bob Ridley, his nearest rival in the CIAA (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association).” Martin and the other members of the Morgan State’s track team were local celebrities in Baltimore. Even their opponents knew what time it was when the Morgan State Bears were in town. “When you knew you were going up against Morgan State, it was intimidating,” said Dr. Harold T. Amaker, who competed against Morgan State in the late 1950s as a member of the Virginia State College track team. “Lee Martin, Paul Winder, those guys were known as the best.” Martin was active in student affairs at Morgan, where he served as polemarch (president equivalent) of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and business-advertising manager of the college newspaper, The Spokesman. He was later inducted into the Morgan State Athletic Hall of Fame.After earning his B.A. in political science in 1962, Martin entered the U.S. Army. As a member of the Armed Forces Track Team, he competed in the Military Olympics in Brussels, Belgium, and received special recognition for ability and sportsmanship. He toured the Middle East as a Goodwill Ambassador before being honorably discharged with the rank of first lieutenant in 1964. After returning to civilian life, Martin was known around Baltimore as a leading real estate broker. His involvement in the Baltimore community included serving on the boards of directors of the Morgan State University Foundation, the Lafayette Square Community Center and the YMCA for the Greater Baltimore Area. “I learned a lot from Lee in the field of business and community relations. A lot of the ballplayers…, Lee helped them get their real estate license,” said longtime friend Valerie Fraling. “There was nothing you could ask of him that he wouldn’t do.” Services for Martin will be held on May 29 at Saint James Episcopal Church, 1020 W Lafayette Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Morgan State University Foundation. Please include “S. Lee Martin-Track & Field” in the memo line.
Fix Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems (code 43) by Martin Brinkmann on April 25, 2017 in Tutorials – Last Update: May 22, 2018 – 10 commentsThe following troubleshooting guide offers instructions on how to fix code 43 error messages that the Windows Device Manager may display.The error message that you may see in the Device Manager reads Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems (code 43).Basically, what it says is that Windows has stopped the device, and device can be pretty much anything. for instance a Nvidia graphics card, or an USB device such as a printer, external hard drive, or media players.The error happens on all recent versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system including on Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.Identify the issueThe very first thing you may want to do is check whether Code 43 is indeed the error message that causes the issue. You need to open the Windows Device Manager for that:Tap on the Windows-key, type devmgmt.msc and hit the Enter-key on the keyboard.If the Device Manager does not highlight a problematic device right away, check the Display Adapters and Universal Serial Bus controllers sections first.Device Manager may highlight the problematic device with a yellow exclamation mark, but that may not be the case all the time.Double-click on a device to open its properties.The properties window highlights the device’s status on the general tab. Check it to find out whether Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems (code 43) is listed there as the status of the device.Additional error messages or information may be listed there, for instance “The USB device returned an invalid USB configuration descriptor”.Fix Error Code 43 on WindowsNow that you have verified that Windows has stopped this device code 43 is indeed the error that caused a device to stop working properly on the machine, it is time to fix the issue.The error message that Windows throws is generic, and could indicate a serious issue with the hardware component, e.g. an USB device, or just a temporary error that will go away on its own.This makes troubleshooting the issue problematic, as there is no one fix fits it all solution.Before you startWhat you may want to do first is retrace your steps before the error code was thrown. Did you install a new device driver, update Windows, install a new software program, or switch cables or move the hardware component to another USB port?If you come up with something that may have caused the issue, you may be close to a solution. It is probable, that something like installing a new driver may cause the issue.Fix 1: Restart the PCRestarting the windows PC may fix the issue, as device drivers may be loaded on next start, and the device may work just like before in that case.It is worth a try, but only once. If you notice that Windows code 43 is thrown again during the next session, you can be certain that this is not a temporary hardware issue, but something that requires more attention.Fix 2: Unplug, plug in the deviceIf the device is an external one, for instance a printer, Bluetooth dongle, or webcam, you may be able to resolve the issue by unplugging it from the Windows PC, and plugging it back in.You may also try another USB port if one is available while you are at it. This resolved the issue for a user on Ten Forums who bought a USB Bluetooth Dongle only to find out that it was throwing error code 43.Some USB devices may require more power than they are getting. Plugging them into a different port may resolve the issue.Fix 3: Remove other USB devicesIf other USB devices are connected to the computer, try unplugging those and restart the PC afterwards, Check if this solved the issue.This could hint at an incompatibility between devices, or a power issue.Fix 4: Uninstall DriversMicrosoft’s suggestion for code 43 errors on Windows is to identify the device and uninstall its drivers. You do that in the Device Manager which we opened already to check for the issue in the first place.In case you forgot how to start it: tap on the Windows-key, type devmgmt.msc and hit the Enter-key.Double-click on the device that you want to remove the drivers from, and select the Driver tab afterwards.Locate the “uninstall driver” or “uninstall device” button. The former button is displayed on older versions of Windows, the latter on the latest versions of Windows 10.Windows displays a warning message, that you are about to remove the device from the system. Don’t worry to much about that, as we will add the device again in the next step of the process.Select the “ok” or “uninstall” option, whichever is displayed on the prompt that you have got to start the uninstallation process.The Device Manager is reloaded after the removal, and the device should not be listed anymore in it.Now that the device has been removed, it is time to scan the PC for it to add it as a component once more.Select Action > Scan for hardware changes, and wait until the scan completes. The device should be added again to the PC, and you may want to double-click on the device to check its status under General. If all went well, you should get “This device is working properly” as the status”.Fix 5: Update DriversIf all options listed above did not resolve the issue, you may be able to resolve it by updating the device driver. This depends largely on the device, and whether a newer version of the driver is available.Right-click on the device in the Device Manager, and select “Update Driver Software”. Windows checks for updated drivers for the device, and if found, downloads and installs them.If no new driver is found, it is advised to check the manufacturer’s website to find out whether a new driver is available.Fix 6: Power ManagementIf you use a laptop, or any power plan but high performance, the save power feature may be responsible for devices throwing the error code 43.Open the Device Manager once more, and locate the USB Root Hub components under Universal Serial Bus controllers there.Double-click on the first USB Root Hub device listed there, and select properties from the options. Switch to the power management tab when the new window opens, and remove the checkmark from “allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”.Click on ok to finalize the process, and repeat it for any other USB Root Hub device listed.The second power management feature that you may want to check is found in the Power Options.Tap on the Windows-key, type powercfg.cpl and hit the Enter-key. This opens the Power Options on Window PCs.Find the power plan that is active, and click on the “change plan settings” link next to it.On the next page, select “change advanced power settings”.Navigate to USB Settings > USB selective suspend setting in the Power Options window that opens, and switch the settings to disabled (you may see two, on battery, and plugged in).Click on apply to complete the process.Fix 6: Microsoft Fix-It to diagnose and fix Windows USB problemsMicrosoft released a Fix It solution, a one-click solution, to troubleshoot USB related problems on Windows.To use it, download the program from Microsoft’s website to the local PC, and run it afterwards.Make sure you click on advanced on the first screen that opens, and remove the checkmark from “apply repairs automatically”. If you don’t do that, fixes are applied automatically without you having any say in the matter.By removing the checkmark, all fixes are listed, and it is up to you to run them or not. This gives you greater control over the process.The Windows USB Troubleshooter fixes the following issues:Your USB class filter was not recognized.Your USB device is not recognized.USB printer device is not printing.USB storage device cannot be ejected.Windows Update is configured to never update drivers.Smaller fixesThe device may be defect. If that is the case, no amount of fixing in the world will resolve the issue. If you just bought it, consider returning it and getting a new one.The cable of the device may not work correctly. If you have a spare cable, try this to see if it resolve the code 43 error.Videos with troubleshooting instructionsThe first video walks you through the steps of fixing Code 43 for Nvidia cards.The next video helps fix the code 43 error when you run virtual currency miners, e.g. Bitcoin or Ethereum.What Microsoft has to say about Code 43 on WindowsMicrosoft published a technical explanation for the error code 43 on Windows on its Hardware Dev Center website, where it reveals that a driver that controls the device informs the Windows operating system that the device failed.The Microsoft Windows USB Core Team published a blog post “Why does my USB device work on Windows 8.0 but fail on Windows 8.1 with code 43” after the launch of Windows 8.1 in which it provided information on code 43 errors after upgrading from Windows 8 to 8.1A few USB devices when connected to a port of an Enhanced Host Controller (EHCI) might not enumerate on Windows 8.1 but work on Windows 8. In Windows 8.1, the failure is reported as error code 43 in Device Manager. One of the reasons is that the device reports itself as supporting a USB version greater than 2.00, but does not provide the required BOS descriptor.Microsoft highlights another cause for Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43) on Technet, this time on laptops running Windows 7.The symptom is when you connect a USB device to windows7 laptop, system will pop up a message “One of the USB device attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it”.In addition, you can find an error code 43 in device manager “Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)”.SummaryArticle NameFix Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems (code 43)DescriptionFind out how to troubleshoot the device error Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems (code 43) on Windows. 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Korean Air has become the latest airlines targeted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for collusion in the air cargo industry.Korean Air has become the 12th carrier investigated by the ACCC, and it’s not yet known whether or not the carrier will fight the charges which allege that between 2001 and 2006, the carrier entered into arrangements which “had the purpose or effect of fixing the price of a fuel surcharge, a security surcharge and a customs fee”.Similar allegations from the Department of Justice in the United States were not fought by the Korean Flag carrier, and subsequent fines of US$300 million were levied against the airline.In Australia, the ACCC has ordered some AU$41 million against carriers including Qantas, British Airways and Air France-KLM.Currently Singapore Airlines Cargo, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Garuda Indonesia, and Thai Airways are fighting their charges in separate court cases.e-Travel Blackboard understands that the investigations are still not yet over and other airlines could still be implicated in the Australian investigations.Long-spanning, these investigations are currently being examined all around the world and have been taking place by different consumer watchdogs since mid-2006. <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/2095b/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X
Tourism Industry Awards finalists namedThe finalists in the 2015 Tourism Industry Awards have been named.Selected from over 100 entries, the 34 finalists across two individual and eight business categories represent most sectors across the $24 billion tourism industry, Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) Chief Executive Chris Roberts says.TIA has relaunched the Tourism Industry Awards this year to set a benchmark of excellence and celebrate success in New Zealand’s diverse tourism industry.“The finalists range from big corporates to the SMEs (small and medium enterprises) that dominate our industry, and are spread across the country, from Northland to Otago.”Mr Roberts says the independent panel of judges, made up of tourism industry and other business sector leaders, was impressed with the high calibre of entries in the expanded and reinvigorated awards programme.“The awards are closely aligned with the industry growth framework Tourism 2025, which aims to almost double annual tourism revenue to $41 billion by 2025, and represent both individual and business excellence.”The winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner in Auckland on Friday, 2 October. The winner of the Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Industry Award will receive international air travel to any Air New Zealand destination in North America, South America or Asia valued at up to $10,000 to help them grow their tourism business.2015 Tourism Industry Awards FinalistsEmerging Tourism Leader, supported by PATA TrustRoss Copland, Coronet Peak Ski Area, QueenstownSarah Greener, The Rock Adventure Cruise, Paihia Ryan Sanders, Haka Tours Ltd, AucklandTourism Industry Champion, supported by Sudima Hotels & ResortsKiri Goulter, Hamilton & Waikato TourismJeroen Jongejans, Dive! TutukakaBruce Thomasen, Skyline Enterprises Ltd, RotoruaVisitor Experience Award, supported by ServiceIQCoronet Peak Ski Area, QueenstownDart River – Ngai Tahu Tourism, GlenorchyRainbow’s End Theme Park Ltd, AucklandSKYCITY Grand Hotel, AucklandBusiness Excellence Award – annual turnover less than $6 million, supported by WestpacCQ Hotels WellingtonDive! TutukakaHaka Tours Ltd, AucklandBusiness Excellence Award – annual turnover more than $6 million, supported by JLT/AIGHanmer Springs Thermal Pools and SpaRainbow’s End Theme Park Ltd, AucklandSkyline RotoruaThrifty Car Rental New Zealand, ChristchurchEnvironmental Tourism AwardCoronet Peak Ski Area, QueenstownDive! TutukakaThe Langham, AucklandZiptrek Ecotours, QueenstownMaori Cultural Tourism AwardAuckland War Memorial MuseumNgai Tahu Tourism, ChristchurchTIME Unlimited Tours, AucklandTourism Marketing Campaign Award, supported by ReserveGroupDestination RotoruaHaka Tours Ltd, AucklandThrifty Car Rental New Zealand, ChristchurchIndustry Alignment AwardArt Deco Trust, NapierBay of Islands Destination Marketing GroupDepartment of Conservation / Air New Zealand – The Great Walk StoryThe Middle-earth Trilogy – Te Puia, Hobbiton Movie Set Tours, Discover WaitomoTourism 2025 Enabler Award, supported by Auckland AirportAngus & Associates, WellingtonPositively Wellington TourismTaupo District Council, Tuaropaki Ltd, Destination Great Lake TaupoSource = Tourism Industry Association New Zealand
Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ To say Kevin Kolb had a rough night Sunday would be anunderstatement.Just two of the four passes thrown by Arizona’s startingquarterback were caught, with one of them being hauled inby Saints cornerback Malcolm Jenkins. Not long after thatKolb exited the game following a hard tackle that left himwith what has been diagnosed as a rib contusion. The poor performance coupled with yet another injury hasmany questioning if the 27-year-old can ever be aneffective NFL QB, though NFL Network’s Michael Lombardihas felt that way for a while. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation 0 Comments Share “When I watched Kevin Kolb play with the PhiladelphiaEagles I would always say…I was more impressed with what[Eagles coach] Andy Reid did to make him look good than Iwas with Kevin Kolb actually looking good,” Lombardi toldESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd Monday. “And Ithink that’s the challenge as an evaluator you must gothrough: is this the player or is this the schemeenhancing the player?“Clearly in Philadelphia it was that Andy was doing theright things for Kevin Kolb.” – / 15
Arizona cornerback Antonio Cromartie noticed the boos, but has nothing but respect for his division rival.“Yeah, it’s a lot of boos, but at the end of the day you’ve got to respect what they do,” he said. “They go out and win games. They’re here for the second time in two years competing for the world championship.”But really, it comes as no surprise that the fans were in no mood to celebrate anyone from the great northwest.“That’s loyalty, I love it,” Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel said. “I love it.” – / 21 The fans even booed their cheerleader.But most of their wrath was saved for the middle of the first quarter, when five Seahawks players — who were elected to the game but not participating due to their team playing in next Sunday’s Super Bowl — were interviewed during the game.It was shown on the videoboard, and if you were in the stadium, chances are you could not hear any of what was said when sideline host Willie McGinist was talking to a group comprised of Kam Chancellor, Marshawn Lynch, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Bobby Wagner. The boos were loud. Really, really loud.“I definitely noticed that,” Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson said. “Thank you.”If nothing else, it was another sign that the Seahawks have become the Cardinals’ primary rival, at least among the fans. Sure, there were some jeers for representatives of the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys, but the majority of the vitriol was reserved for the defending Super Bowl champs.Of course, it was just more than one month ago that the Seahawks, in the very same stadium, knocked off the Cardinals 35-6 on national television. That game allowed the Seattle to overtake Arizona in the NFC West standings. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling GLENDALE, Ariz. — With the NFL’s Pro Bowl being played at University of Phoenix Stadium, you had to figure Arizona Cardinals Patrick Peterson, Antonio Cromartie, Calais Campbell and Justin Bethel would receive more than their share of applause, which they did.But for the very reason the four Cardinals received so many cheers Sunday, members of the Seattle Seahawks heard a chorus of boos every time they were announced to the crowd. Comments Share
TORONTO – Canadian filmmaker Paul Haggis has resigned as chairmain of the board of his non-profit organization Artists for Peace and Justice after four women accused him of sexual misconduct.A statement from the organization says it accepted his resignation on Jan. 4.Susan Sarandon and Ben Stiller have been appointed as the new board co-chairs.Haggis, who hails from London, Ont., launched the organization in 2009 to help the poorest communities in Haiti with education and medical care.Last week, a civil lawsuit charging the two-time Oscar winner with raping a publicist prompted three additional women to come forward with their own sexual misconduct accusations against Haggis.He has denied the original rape allegation in a counter-complaint to the lawsuit, and said the accuser and her lawyer had demanded a US$9-million payment to avoid legal action, which he characterized as extortion.Artists for Peace and Justice holds an annual gala in Toronto every September.The organization has raised millions of dollars for Haiti and built Port-au-Prince’s first free public high school as well as a post-secondary institution.“The work of Artists for Peace and Justice, so essential to the present and futures of thousands of children in Haiti, has been a part of our lives for years,” Sarandon and Stiller said Wednesday in a statement.“As supporters of APJ’s mission to foster economic growth and empower local communities, we are honoured to be joint co-chairs of the board of directors for APJ to help steward the mission of the organization into the future.”The statement adds that the organization thanks Haggis “for his vision and years of dedication to the cause.”Haggis’s lawyer did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment on Wednesday.– With files from the Associated Press.— Follow @VictoriaAhearn on Twitter. Haggis resigns from Artists for Peace and Justice amid sexual misconduct allegations Director Paul Haggis poses in Toronto during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on September 6, 2014.Haggis has resigned as chair of the board of his non-profit organization Artists for Artists for Peace and Justice after four women accused him of sexual misconduct. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 10, 2018 7:23 am PDT Last Updated Jan 10, 2018 at 11:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Steven Spielberg is flying into the DC Universe with the World War II action adventure “Blackhawk.”Warner Bros. Chairman Toby Emmerich says Tuesday that the legendary filmmaker will produce and may direct the film for the studio.The “Blackhawk” series started in 1941 and follows a group of ace WWII-era pilots as they fight evils, including the Axis powers.“Jurassic Park” and “War of the Worlds” screenwriter David Koepp is writing the script.Spielberg recently collaborated with Warner Bros. on the futuristic adventure “Ready Player One” which has made over $476 million worldwide.The Oscar-winning director has a few projects on his plate first, however, including the fifth “Indiana Jones” and “West Side Story.”No release date has been set for “Blackhawk.” FILE – In this Feb. 5, 2018 file photo, Steven Spielberg arrives at the 90th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Warner Bros. Chairman Toby Emmerich says Tuesday that the legendary filmmaker will produce and may direct the World War II action adventure “Blackhawk,” for the studio. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) Steven Spielberg taking on DC Universe film ‘Blackhawk’ by The Associated Press Posted Apr 17, 2018 4:52 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Categories: Cox News 10Jan Governor signs Rep. Cox’s bill to protect retired police, firefighters A bill sponsored by Rep. Laura Cox to address the management of Healthcare Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association (VEBA) plans was signed today by the Governor.In April 2014, the City of Detroit and the Retired Detroit Police and Fire Fighters Association reached an agreement to create a VEBA trust fund with the sole purpose of providing employee benefits.The VEBA Board Trustees have no governance structure in place to govern or direct board actions, which is not the norm in Michigan. Throughout the state there are several VEBA boards in place that oversee and distribute retiree benefits. Cox’s bill establishes accountability and good governance measures, such as subjecting the Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association boards to the public’s eye by having to comply with the Open Meetings Act and FOIA.“The bill ensures that the beneficiaries of these retirement plans have a voice and furthermore holds board members to a certain standard,” said Cox, R-Livonia.###
Tags: Health Policy, Opioid 24May House panel advances Bellino bill to protect minors from opioid addiction Six-bill package receives unanimous, bipartisan supportState Rep. Joe Bellino’s legislation to help protect minors from opioid addition was approved today by the House Health Policy Committee with a show of unanimous, bipartisan support.Part of a six-bill package focused on combating the opioid drug epidemic, Bellino’s legislation requires medical professionals to consult with parents or guardians when an opioid-based medication may be prescribed to a minor under the age of 18.“Educating young people and their parents about the risks and potential for dependence when using opioid medications is vital to protecting children from the life-threatening ramifications of addiction,” said Bellino, who has been sober for more than 30 years after struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.Other bills in the package increase access to opioid addiction treatment, increase requirements on pain management facilities, allows pharmacists to refuse to fill a prescription under certain circumstances and requires the implementation of a school curriculum regarding the risks of prescription drug abuse.“The opioid epidemic continues to be a major concern in our state. It’s time for us to take a proactive approach to address the problem,” Bellino said. “Increasing education on the risks of opioid and prescription drug use will ensure Michigan residents are better equipped to make informed decisions about their health.”House Bills 4403-08 now move to the full House for consideration.### Categories: Bellino News
21Feb Rep. Noble: Michigan residents demand better roads Funding plan will streamline repairs for roads in Plymouth, Northville and CantonState Rep. Jeff Noble today joined his colleagues in the Michigan House to advance legislation that will benefit Michigan roadways as early as this summer.The $175 million proposal provides additional money for road preservation and construction projects, which Noble says are desperately needed.“As the snow melts away, we start to see the damage winter has left us – extreme potholes in our roadways that make driving treacherous,” said Noble, of Northville. “Repairs to automobiles caused by pothole damage takes money out of the pockets of Michigan residents. When that is happening, the quality of our state’s road system has to be addressed. I’m pleased the legislature has stepped up and provided this funding commitment for our residents.”Statewide funding distribution will include an estimated $6,484,466.83 to Wayne County and communities within Noble’s district are set to receive nearly $95,000 collectively.The money is left over from a previous state government budget cycle and is already available, meaning no budget cuts or additional fees or taxes are required for the investment. The money included in the bill approved today comes in addition to previous changes that provide more funding for road and bridge projects across the state.House Bill 4321 advances to the Senate for further consideration. Categories: News,Noble News
06Sep Plymouth first responder joins Rep. Noble at Sept. 11 service PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jeff Noble (left), of Plymouth, today invited Plymouth Township Fire Department Chief Dan Philips to the Michigan House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The service remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year. Categories: Noble News
State Rep. Michael Webber of Rochester Hills invites residents to join him for his in-district office hours on Friday, June 21.“With many important issues being addressed right now in Lansing, I would like to hear your feedback,” Rep. Webber said. “Please stop by to discuss the historic reforms to auto insurance recently passed, the current budget negotiations taking place, or any other questions you may have regarding state government.”Rep. Webber will meet with residents at the following time and location:9 to 10:30 a.m. at Panera Bread, 2508 S. Adams Road in Rochester Hills.No appointments are necessary to attend coffee hours. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Webber’s office at (517) 373-1773 or via email at MichaelWebber@house.mi.gov. Categories: Webber News 14Jun Join Rep. Webber at his June office hours
State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, participated in the Michigan Legislature’s first-ever Facebook Live town hall event to discuss road funding and the future of Michigan’s infrastructure.Rep. O’Malley was a special guest of Rep. Andrea Schroeder, who sponsored the event. O’Malley answered multiple questions from the live feed on Facebook that has reached over 1,000 views.Discussion topics included the governor’s massive 45-cent per gallon gas tax increase proposal, new record funding for roads in the House-approved budget proposal and how road funds and materials are used in Michigan.“We must continue discussing the nuggets of truth concerning how roads are being built and managed for the best return on investment for drivers and their families,” said O’Malley, chair the House Transportation Committee. “By having this open discussion and listening to your concerns we are finding better and more creative ways to help Michigan fix roads.”A recording of the live stream is available for view at https://www.facebook.com/StateRepOMalley/“This live town hall event allows viewers to ask multiple questions and engage in important topics they are passionate about,” O’Malley said.People can contact Rep. O’Malley by calling (517) 373-0825 or emailing JackOMalley@house.mi.gov.##### 20Jun Rep. O’Malley discusses roads at first Facebook Live town hall meeting Categories: O’Malley News
ShareTweetShareEmail0 SharesJune 1, 2014; Los Angeles TimesOn Sunday, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling showed up at Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church, a predominantly black church in South Central Los Angeles. Sterling announced that he attended “to support this wonderful group.” Sterling was accompanied by some bodyguards to ward off potential danger in the church visit, but he did go. After the service, Sterling declared it “beautiful.”It might have been better had he visited the church on his own volition some time in April, after he had gone into a deranged racist rant directed against (and taped by) his purported paramour, V. Stiviano, or even after the release of the tape by TMZ on April 25th, but Sterling didn’t suddenly feel the impulse to show up at a Baptist service until more than a month later.Unclear is how often Sterling had been caught in the pews of black churches prior to Sunday. The pastor, J. Benjamin Hardwick, invited Sterling and said he doesn’t feel that the Clippers owner is a racist, just that the octogenarian NBA team owner said some things in a conversation in which he had “lost [his] cool,” and who among us hasn’t lost his or her cool at times and “said things that we regret sometimes.” However, Rev. Hardwick acknowledged that he had been approached by “friends” of Sterling a couple of weeks prior to the invitation to attend the church service.Of course, losing one’s cool doesn’t mean that we devolve into racism, but that might have been Sterling’s distinctive process—and perhaps a reason why sort-of-estranged wife Shelley Sterling has apparently tried to have Donald declared mentally incapacitated.Hardwick said that his church hadn’t received any money from Sterling, nor has he asked for any. However, Hardwick said in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper that Sterling, “said to me, Reverend, I would like to do something to help the people in this community with you.” It’s not hard to smell the possibility of the billionaire sports owner making a nominal contribution to something in the church community, hardly making a dent in his wallet but starting himself down the redemption road that won him adulation and two lifetime awards from the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP—especially since, like the NAACP, Rev. Hardwick doesn’t seem to be particularly concerned by the racial discrimination charges that have been historically connected to Sterling’s real estate development business.Rev. Hardwick is in the business of forgiveness, finding the good even in someone with a history like Sterling. That’s understandable, and perhaps on Hardwick’s part an example of generosity of spirit that would be hard for the rest of us to find, especially toward the likes of Sterling. However, the layer after layer after layer of Sterling’s pre- and post-Stiviano behavior suggests a pretty venal guy whose racial attitudes have been reprehensible long before he complained about Stiviano’s choice of companions. If Sterling’s appearance at Zion Baptist, clearly arranged by Sterling’s “friends” who made the initial contact with Rev. Hardwick, results in some equally artificial charitable giving by the billionaire, it would be good for the church or for any charities Sterling might reward with his situational generosity to think hard about the consequences of what they might say or do in response.—Rick CohenShareTweetShareEmail0 Shares
ShareTweetShareEmail0 Shares June 9, 2015; Portland TribuneFor those readers who are activists in the affordable housing movement, you know the issue that these Portland, Oregon community-based organizations are raising: The funds that are available to build and subsidize affordable housing in Portland simply aren’t enough. The Welcome Home Coalition wants to see 20,000 housing units affordable to people below 30 percent of the area’s median income added to the housing inventory. The estimated cost of reaching that target would be $50 million a year for 20 years. Yes, making housing affordable is itself an expensive proposition that the private market simply isn’t going to take on alone.The range of nonprofits supporting the Coalition is impressive, including 1000 Friends of Oregon and the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette. To support its contention that new funding is possible, the Coalition has looked at other cities that have generated new money for affordable housing, including Austin, Texas, where voters have supported a general obligation bond generating $65 million; Boston, Massachusetts, where development fees dedicated to affordable housing yield $18 million a year; Miami, Florida, which is capturing $20 million a year through dining out taxes; and Seattle, Washington, which has $20 million of new money a year for affordable housing through an increase in the property tax.What the Coalition wants is not just the money for affordable housing, but a dedicated revenue source that’s not subject to the vicissitudes of year-to-year budget pressures. Currently, Portland dedicates 30 percent of its Tax Increment Financing dollars to affordable housing. “The set-aside requirement has been a substantial source of dedicated revenue and has generated around $150 million or so for affordable housing over the past decade. But it is not nearly enough to meet the need,” says Jes Larson, who directs the Coalition and works for the Oregon Opportunity Network, a low-income advocacy organization. The Coalition is reviewing options right now and considering alternatives like dedicated real estate transfer fees and hotel taxes.The Portland affordable housing debate isn’t all that different from the debates occurring in other “hot market” cities. One of those is Washington, D.C., where this author will be leading a discussion at the annual conference and expo of the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers on June 23rd. If the panelists, including top government and business leaders from the Greater Washington area, come up with some new ideas that haven’t been thought of before, we will certainly let you now. But our thinking is that the ideas are out there. There is no magic silver bullet that will be uncovered in Washington or Portland.Ultimately, it is a matter of political will: Can the communities of the Greater Washington, D.C. area or the Portland, Oregon metropolitan region do the right things to provide affordable housing for the tens of thousands of current and prospective households who will need it, now and in the years to come? Otherwise, due to the inequities of housing affordability, entire regional economies will be at risk.—Rick Cohen ShareTweetShareEmail0 Shares
Spanish pay TV platform Canal Plus, which was recently rebranded from Digital Plus, ended September with 1.83 million subscribers.The Prisa-owned operator added 7,000 DTH customers in the third quarter, compared to a net loss of 18,630 in the second quarter and a loss of 20,788 in the third quarter of 2010. Wholesale subscribers numbered 56,318 by the end of September, compared with just 8,000 a year earlier.The number of iPlus DVR subscribers reached 495,992 at the end of September, up by 154,613 from December 2010. Multiplus multiroom subscribers numbered 226,566 compared to 104,000 a year earlier.
Set-top provider Humax’s new YouView box, the DTR-T1000, will go in sale in UK stores tomorrow.The box, the first YouView-enable device on the market, which be priced at around £299 (€383), will be available from major retailers including John Lewis, Currys, Amazon, Comet and Argos, as well as independents including Euronics group and Richer Sounds.The DTR-T1000 is a hybrid digital-terrestrial/IP set-top that includes a 15-EPG that allows viewers to scroll backwards to view catch-up content, including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5, live pause and rewind, recording capabilities including split recording, green button trailer booking and series linking, and a 500GB hard drive to store up to 300 hours of standard definition and 125 hours of HD programming.