Johnny Depp Gives Gift Of Hearing With Hollywood Vampires In Portugal

first_imgStarkey Hearing Foundation welcomed Hollywood Vampires prior to their Rock in Rio Lisboa concert to a hearing health care mission to meet and inspire 30 patients in Lisbon, Portugal.Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Bruce Witkin, Robert DeLeo, Tommy Henriksen and Alice Cooper of the Hollywood Vampires install an hearing aid on a patient of the Starkey Hearing FoundationCredit/Copyright: Pedro Gomes/Getty Images for Starkey Hearing FoundationThe band first supported a hearing mission in Rio de Janeiro where they witnessed people hearing for the first time. Because of that meaningful experience, they wanted to help patients at another mission.More than 30 patients with hearing loss were fit with hearing devices by William F. “Bill” Austin and Tani Austin, founders of Starkey Hearing Foundation. They were joined by the Hollywood Vampires:· Alice Cooper – vocals· Joe Perry – guitar· Johnny Depp – guitar· Tommy Henriksen – guitar, vocals· Robert DeLeo – bass guitar · Matt Sorum – drums“We have our hearing, and these people do not,” said Johnny Depp. “To have Bill and his gang school us, and take part in the process of allowing people to hear makes today meaningful. Anytime you can find yourself making a difference — to see them — we are getting the gift.”Giving a person the ability to hear has an immediate inspiring impact on that person’s quality of life and a compounding positive effect on the world. Hearing empowers people to reach their full potential and creates a future filled with possibilities. Many were able to hear for the first time, to experience the joy of music and to live more independently as a result of their new found connection to the world.“When you come to do these big concerts, you think that the concert is going to be the high point of the trip, but it isn’t, this is. The mission was the high point because these people are hearing for the first time. That’s amazing that hearing is going to last the rest of their life,” said Alice Cooper.Starkey Hearing Foundation with their partner, GAES Solidaria, provided hearing devices as well as counseling and training to patients and family members on how to care and operate their hearing device.“It was another good day of people coming together to discover our humanity through caring. We had another great adventure with the Hollywood Vampires, and we appreciate their support,” said Bill Austin, founder, Starkey Hearing Foundation.last_img read more

BSNL collects record Rs 6500 cr in revenue from enterprise division

first_imgNew Delhi: State-owned telecom firm BSNL has collected a record revenue of Rs 6,500 crore from enterprise segment, making it sufficiently funded, which will help in meeting its various requirement. “We have collected Rs 6,500 crore from enterprise segment for 2018-19. This is highest ever that BSNL has collected with 91 enterprise making payment. On average, annual collection used to be from 50-60 enterprises,” BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava said. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalWhen asked if this will help BSNL to make salary payments, he said that financially, the company is in comfortable position and it has seen revenue stabilising in other segments as well. “Even in consumer and mobility segment revenue has stabilised and we have seen slightly increase in it. Worst is behind us. We are looking for revival only. In my five years, I have realised that BSNL has so much with it that this organisation should never face problem,” Shrivastava said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostBSNL has been ailing because of high revenue-to-wage ratio as a large number of government employees were transferred by the telecom department to the telecom PSU. “We are sitting on gold mine. Department of Public Enterprise has declared that BSNL has networth of Rs 83,000 crore which is humongous. If we start working on asset monetisation, we will be able to resolve most of our issues,” Shrivastava said. Despite being a loss-making telecom firm, BSNL has the lowest debt of Rs 14,000 crore among all telecom operators. The company has been operating in the highly competitive telecom market without having spectrum for 4G services. It is the only incumbent operator that has been adding new subscribers every month while others have lost millions in last few months. It has sought 4G spectrum across India through equity infusion of Rs 7,000 crore. The total spectrum will cost the firm Rs 14,000 crore.last_img read more

Top UN official spotlights spike in sexual violence during Kenyan crisis

22 January 2008With reports of increasing sexual assaults against women displaced by Kenya’s post-election violence, a senior United Nations official today called on the global community to recognize such crimes as an affront to basic human rights. “Once again, women and girls are not just caught in the crossfire. They are on the battlefield,” said Kemal Dervis, Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP). “Time and time again we have seen women and girls targeted for rape and sexual abuse during periods of conflict. It is time for the global community to recognize this problem for what it is – an affront to basic human rights and human dignity,” he added. UNDP points out that there has been a spike in the number of rape cases reported by Kenyan health facilities since the start of the crisis, which began after Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner over opposition leader Raila Odinga in December elections.The ensuing violence, which has claimed some 600 lives and caused over 250,000 people to flee their homes, has put women and girls at great risk of sexual assault. Hospitals and health organizations in Kenya are pressed to treat the rising number of rape victims, UNDP notes. In addition, reports from Nairobi indicate that some hospitals saw the number of rape cases double within days after violence erupted. Medical personnel say that for each of the new cases they are treating, there are many more victims who fail to seek help – either because of security reasons or the fear of stigmatization. UN agencies in Kenya are working together to ensure that women and girls receive the best protection possible. Along with the Kenya Red Cross and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the agencies are continuing to aid those affected by the ongoing crisis.For its part, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is finalizing plans to transfer more than 300 refugees – mainly from Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Burundi – who are fleeing the violence in Nairobi to camps.The refugees had joined some 1,200 internally displaced persons (IDPs) taking shelter at Jamhuri Park, a fairground in Nairobi. Many of them told UNHCR that they had been threatened in the places where they lived, while some said that their homes had been burned. In neighbouring Uganda, UNHCR is to start moving 6,000 Kenyan refugees tomorrow from three border locations – Malaba, Busia and Lwakhakha – to Mulanda transit centre some 35 kilometres inland. According to the local authorities, there are more than 6,500 Kenyan refugees in Uganda, most of them staying with the local population. Meanwhile, UN aid officials say that Kenyans are now fleeing in greater numbers toward Tanzania, with some 500 people crossing over in recent days. read more

Sri Lanka assures support for Chinese projects and investments

He said that China will continue to actively support Sri Lanka’s economic and social development and ensure the benefits reach the Sri Lankan public. President Sirisena expressed these views at a meeting with China’s Ambassador to Sri Lankan Cheng Xueyuan on Friday. At the discussions President Sirisena expressed support for the a port in the southern town of Hambantota which is managed by a Chinese company as well as a China funded industrial park and other Chinese funded projects. During the meeting both sides exchanged views on political, economic and trade relations between both countries.The President said that Sri Lanka and China have a long history and he thanked China for the long-term support for Sri Lanka’s economic and social development. President Maithripala Sirisena said that Sri Lanka will actively support Chinese projects and investments in Sri Lanka, China Times reported.The President also reiterated his support for the “One Belt, One Road” initiative of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan said that Sri Lanka and China are time-tested friends and good partners who have always supported each other on issues that involve core interests and major concerns.He note that President Xi Jinping, who is also the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, had proposed to promote the building of new type of international relations based on the building of a community of human destiny and mutual respect, fairness and justice, and cooperation.The Communist Party has also explored building a new type of political party relationship based on the principle of seeking common grounds while reserving differences, mutual respect and mutual learning. Ambassador Cheng pointed out that China attaches great importance to the relations between China and Sri Lanka, and that China would like to take this spirit and work with the Sri Lankan side to actively implement the consensus of the leaders of the two countries, strengthen cooperation among political parties and further deepen economic and trade cooperation between the two countries under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative. read more

Dramatic Niagara gorge rescue

A dramatic rescue high above the Niagara gorge. A Niagara parks police officer was hanging from a helicopter about 200 feet above the Niagara river — trying to save a young man who fell down the gorge.The rescue took place about five kilometers north of the Canadian side of the Falls — that’s about an 8 minute drive along the Niagara river to the Niagara whirlpool. As you can see the gorge is very steep in that area — and there are a lot of trees. The terrain is also treacherous. And the 25-year old from St. Catharines ended up falling several feet.Parks police used an aerial rescue maneuver they’d practiced but never used — until Wednesday.Looking skyward people in the area of the gorge near Niagara Glen couldn’t believe what they were seeing. A police officer was tethered to a rope and basket carrying a critically injured hiker. They were high in the air hanging from one of the Niagara helicopters. It was the most effective way the parks high angle river team could get this injured victim out of the gorge.Carl Scott is with Niagara Parks Police: “We have that option of having a rapid response to an injury that occurs in the parks system and the officers were able to use this method along with, as I indicated, Niagara Falls fire.”The 25-year old was hiking with a relative when about 9:30 this morning. He strayed off the path and when he climbed over a rock he slipped and fell 30 feet down. He suffered head and back injuries.The Niagara helicopter brought him up to the Niagara parking lot where an air ambulance was waiting to rush him to Hamilton General. Parks police Chief Carl Scott has a warning to hikers and anyone else climbing down in the gorge: “People must really follow the trail system and not follow from it. The trails are marked for a particular reason and devisting from them can certainly cause injury and unexpected mishaps”Every year when the weather warms up, the parks police and Niagara Falls fire department are called in to rescue someone who’s fallen down the gorge. People just don’t realize how steep and dangerous this terrain really is. read more

Grains livestock mixed

CHICAGO — Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Sept. delivery lost 9.40 cents at $4.79 a bushel; Sept. corn rose 1 cent at $4.03 a bushel; Sept. oats was up 1.40 cents at $2.66 a bushel; while Aug. soybeans fell 5.80 cents at 8.4420 a bushel.Beef was mixed and pork was lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Aug. live cattle was off .06 cent at $1.0792 a pound; Aug. feeder cattle rose .43 cent at $1.4135 a pound; Aug. lean hogs fell .57 cent at .7778 a pound.The Associated Press

Olivia Colman threatened by losing anonymity and says newfound fame has made

Fame was “very stupidly nothing I expected to happen, I just wanted to work,” she added.Ms Colman said that it can feel “threatening” to lose her anonymity, although most people who approach her are “really nice”.However, she said that she does not regret the attention, “because hand-in-hand with that, I’m getting work that I’m loving and always dreamt of.”As long as I know I can keep my head down, stay at home, it’s not so bad.”Ms Colman  first became famous for her role as Sophie in Channel 4’s Peep Show, but has become better known for starring in ITV drama Broadchurch, BBC drama The Night Manager and films including Hot Fuzz, Tyrannosaur and The Iron Lady, in which she played Carol Thatcher opposite Meryl Streep. Olivia Colman on stage holding up Golden Globe award The actress also told David Tennant that she once wrote to Wikipedia because her age had been listed to make her eight years older than she really was.”Once, on Wikipedia, they had my birthday as the wrong day, the wrong month, and eight years before I was born,” she said.”I emailed them, pretending it wasn’t me. (I wrote) ‘I was at school with her and that’s not her birthday’. I didn’t want them to think I was being so vain.”I didn’t get a reply, and wrote again going ‘sorry guys, but I know it’s wrong’. And they didn’t reply.”So I said, ‘actually, this is me, and it’s really upsetting me that you’ve made me eight years older than I actually am’.”And they said, ‘we’d have to see a birth certificate to prove it’, and I went, ‘whose f****** birth certificate have you looked at in the first place to make me eight years older?”‘Colman said that her date of birth was finally changed to the correct one, January 30, 1974, but joked that she should have said she was younger. Olivia Colman won the Golden Globe for Best Actress earlier this monthCredit: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images David Tennant and Olivia Colman in their roles as Detective Inspector Alec Hardy and Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller in BroadchurchCredit:Patrick Redmond/ITV  David Tennant and Olivia Colman in their roles as Detective Inspector Alec Hardy and Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller in Broadchurch Olivia Colman has revealed how she feels “threatened” by losing her anonymity and now lives “like a hermit” since starring in a string of high profile lead roles.The Oscar-nominated actress admitted that she rarely ventures out and that she never expected the fame that has followed her.Ms Colman, 44, has been nominated for the best actress prize at the Academy Awards for her portrayal of Queen Anne in Yorgos Lanthimos’ period comedy drama The Favourite, and has already taken home a Golden Globe for the role.Speaking with her former Broadchurch co-star David Tennant on his new podcast, she said that she “can’t cope” with people noticing her out in public.“I have friends that I adore and I like going to safe places with them, my home or their home,” she said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Government has double standards for allowing drilling in Devon

However, unlike fracking, tremors caused by geothermal drilling are not formally regulated by a national government body. This is despite the “seismic hazard” of the process which can cause earthquakes “magnitude four and above” that could be felt by up to 4000 Cornish homes, an assessment of the… The Government has been accused of “blatant double standards” for allowing drilling in Cornwall that is able to cause stronger tremors than fracking. The United Downs Deep Geothermal Project, in Redruth, Cornwall, is the UK’s first geothermal extraction site which opened in December 2018. It consists of two deep wells at least 2,500m in depth being drilled into the ground to extract renewable energy.

Carrie Budoff Brown to Succeed Susan Glasser as Politico Editor

first_img These departures are partially the result of Politico owner Robert Allbritton’s clashes with VandeHei, Allen, and others concerning spending and expansion, according to The Washington Post and The Huffington Post. Glasser, a founding editor of Politico, will remain in place through the November presidential elections. She has been editor since 2014 and led the brand’s expansion across the U.S. and into Europe. Glasser will move to Jerusalem with her husband, Peter Baker, who was recently named The New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief. There, she will assume the role of director of editorial innovation and chief foreign affairs columnist for Politico. This move has been expected since the end of 2015, Harris revealed. In January of this year, then-CEO and editor Jim VandeHei revealed that he would leave the company after the November elections, but he ultimately left the position in April. In a staff memo, Politico publisher and editor-in-chief John Harris said, “Carrie, a star reporter turned accomplished editor who bears much credit for the successful launch of Politico Europe over the last year, has a vision for the next chapter that Robert [Allbritton] and I found exhilarating.” The change in leadership comes in the wake of several high-profile departures. In October 2015, Politico Magazine editor Garrett Graff left the company.center_img Brown has worked at Politico since 2007. Harris noted that she was a key player in the publication’s coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign. Brown then served as White House correspondent from 2009 to 2014, and was instrumental in launching Politico Europe in Brussels. Carrie Budoff Brown, currently head of Politico’s European newsroom, will succeed Susan Glasser as editor of Politico, the company announced today. “Excellence is the word we most associate with Susan, and her unyielding commitment to it mattered most in the realm of people. Recent years have seen an influx of talented reporters and editors to Politico — exceptionally creative journalists drawn to our vision of a publication dominating politics and policy, and the new expressions of that vision Susan and her team were creating,” Harris said. Also in January, chief political reporter and “Playbook” correspondent Mike Allen, chief operating officer Kim Kingsley, chief revenue officer Roy Schwartz, and EVP Danielle Jones announced their impending departures. Allen’s last “Playbook” was published Sunday, but he will stay on through the elections. While Schwartz will also remain at Politico until November, Kingsley and Jones departed in April. last_img read more

Housing Operators Slow to Respond to Complaints about Health Hazards Investigation Shows

first_imgA new investigative report by Reuters chronicles the plight of 100 military families struggling simultaneously with hazards such as rodents and mold in their on-base housing as well as with their housing managers to address the problem. In some of the disputes, the families paid contractors out of their own pocket to deal with the issues or moved off base at their own expense. The slow response from the landlords is a result of the limited authority residents and installation leaders have to force housing managers to resolve complaints about health hazards, according to the story. One family living on Camp Pendleton, Calif., urged the housing manager to investigate after a doctor suspected mold was causing their child’s respiratory illness. After no action was taken for more than a year, the base’s commanding general stepped in and ordered the property owner to remediate the family’s belongings at no cost to the residents. “When families have concerns or problems, there is a clear process for escalating complaints to our company and other private partners, housing officers in the military, and ultimately the base command,” Lincoln Military Housing, which owns most of the housing on Pendleton, said in a statement to Marine Corps Times. “Our goal and responsibility ― and that of the military ― is to ensure military families have safe, secure and quality housing and we both take that responsibility very seriously.” Reuters photo by Mike Blake Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Budget to put direct pressure on commoners BNP

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File PhotoThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Friday said that the people will not accept the proposed national budget for 2019-2020 fiscal year as it will create pressure on them and increase inequality.”The national budget of Tk 5,231.90 billion is highly ambitious. It’ll create direct pressure on the common people. The rich will become richer and the poor will become poorer if it’s implemented,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.He said that the budget will not fulfil the people’s hopes and aspirations as it has been formulated against their interests.”The people won’t accept the budget in the same way they didn’t accept the last general election,” he said while giving his party’s formal reaction to the proposed budget at a press conference at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office.Fakhrul said the middle and lower middle-class people will suffer the most if the budget is implemented as a huge load of VAT has been imposed on them.The BNP leader also claimed that the government did not formulate the budged to address main problems of common people.last_img read more

Abrasive Wheels Market Explosive Growth with Profiling 3M Company SaintGobain Super

first_imgAbrasive Wheels are powered wheels used in workshop grinder machines (fixed or portable), and are made up of small abrasive particles (grit) that have been stuck together by a bonding material to form wheel structures of different thickness.Global abrasive wheels market is expected to grow from US$ 10,280.8 million in 2017 to US$ 16,400.0 million by 2025 growing at a CAGR of 6.1% from 2018 to 2025.Download Sample Copy @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3206778?utm_source=ANIL-HTNTop Market Players: 3M Company, Saint-Gobain, Super Abrasives, Noritake, Klingspor Abrasives, DSA Products Ltd., Andre Abrasive Articles, Deerfos, Camel Grinding Wheels, and Tyrolit GroupThe Abrasive Wheels Market is at its growing phase in many developing countries owing to its applications in wide range of industries. The market is further expected to flourish in North America and Europe with the growing demand and production of automotive in this regions. One of the key factor propelling the market growth for abrasive wheels is the rapid growth in automotive industry and increase in the demand for higher finished parts. Further, increase in research & development activities is fostering the growth of the market.The abrasive wheels market report focuses on in-depth segmentation of this market based by product, material type, and regions. The geographic segmentation of the report covers five major regions including; North Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Middle East and Africa (MEA) and South America (SA). The regional market has been further bifurcated by respective countries. By product, bonded abrasive wheels accounted for the largest share of the abrasive wheels market in 2017, whereas Europe region is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.The abrasive wheels market report aims to provide an overview of global abrasive wheels market with detailed market segmentation. Also, it analyzes the current abrasive wheels market scenario and forecasts the market till 2025. The report covers market dynamics effecting the market during the forecast period. Furthermore, the report analyzes the competitive scenario, geographic trends, and opportunities in the markets with respect to all geographic regions. The report also includes the detailed company profiles of the key players in the market along with their market strategies. The report also provide PEST along with the SWOT analysis for all company profiled in the abrasive wheels market report.Asia-Pacific is one of the prominent regions in abrasive wheels market which is contributing highest revenue globally due to rapid growth in industrial sector, increase in urbanization, and availability of economical labor. Substantial growth in vehicle production in Europe and presence of wide range of companies is also propelling the market for abrasive wheels market. Also, Europe region is expected to grow with highest CAGR during the forecast period, with Germany contributing the major share,Avail Discount on Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3206778?utm_source=ANIL-HTNTable of ContentsChapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: Global Abrasive Wheels Market – Key TakeawaysChapter 3: Global Abrasive Wheels Market – Market LandscapeChapter 4: Global Abrasive Wheels Market – Key Market DynamicsChapter 5: Abrasive Wheels Market – Global AnalysisChapter 6: Abrasive Wheels Market – Global Regulatory ScenarioChapter 7: Global Abrasive Wheels Market Analysis– By TypeChapter 8: Global Abrasive Wheels Market Analysis– By ApplicationChapter 9: Global Abrasive Wheels Market Analysis– By End UserChapter 10: North America Abrasive Wheels Market Revenue and Forecasts To 2025Chapter 11: Europe Abrasive Wheels Market Revenue and Forecasts To 2025Chapter 12: Asia-Pacific Abrasive Wheels Market Revenue and Forecasts To 2025Chapter 13: Middle East & Africa Abrasive Wheels Market Revenue and Forecasts To 2025Chapter 14: South and Central America Abrasive Wheels Market Revenue and Forecasts To 2025Chapter 15: Abrasive Wheels Market –Industry LandscapeChapter 16: Abrasive Wheels Market – Key Company ProfilesChapter 17: AppendixAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail: help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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first_img July 10, 2019 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) will present Stephan Achenbach, M.D., FSCCT with the inaugural 2019 Stephan Achenbach Pioneer Award in Cardiovascular CT at the SCCT 14th Annual Scientific Meeting (SCCT2019), July 11 –14 in Baltimore. The award recognizes individuals who have made landmark contributions by demonstrating a commitment to clinical excellence, research and education to the field of cardiovascular CT.“It is my pleasure and honor to present this new award to Dr. Stephan Achenbach, whose leadership and contributions have been unparalleled and have had a lasting and profound impact in the field of cardiovascular CT and on this society” said SCCT president Suhny Abbara, M.D., FSCCT. “We recognize his leadership and body of research and education, which has been fundamental in the advancement of computed tomography. 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Rep Jacobsen approves DNR grant funding for Michigans Iron Belle Trail

first_imgState Representative Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, recently voted to approve legislation appropriating funds to the Michigan Natural Department of Resources (DNR) to develop Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail, the first statewide interconnected trail system stretching over hundreds of miles.“Oakland County will be among the 15 Michigan counties selected to receive funding for the purposes of planning, engineering and designing the Iron Belle Trail. It is an honor and privilege for our community to be hand-picked by the DNR to receive this grant award.” Rep. Jacobsen said.“Oakland County will now be a key player in constructing an innovative and expansive trailway system that will generate rural economic growth in surrounding communities while bolstering Michigan’s renowned reputation as the ‘Trails State,’ Rep. Jacobsen said.The DNR will award 16 grantees a total of $249,190 to fund Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail. The Michigan House and Senate voted to approve these budget items for fiscal year 2015-2016 by supporting Senate Bill 133, now Public Act 84 of 2015.Brandon and Groveland townships will receive $14,800 to conduct a route-planning study that includes cost estimates, right-of-way meetings, public meetings and mapping.Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail will be the newest addition to the current Michigan State Trail System, which encompasses over 12,000 recreational miles throughout the state. The Iron Belle Trail will extend from Belle Isle to Ironwood, connecting communities across the state through the Upper and Lower Peninsulas by way of an innovative, multi-route system keynoting all of the majestic, natural, cultural and historical resources that Pure Michigan has to offer. The proposed hiking route will be 1,259 miles and the projected bicycling route will be 774 miles.##### Tags: #SB, DNR, Iron Belle Trail, Oakland County, Pure Michigan, Rep. Jacobsen Categories: Featured news,News Oakland County will join first statewide trail system as grantee 10Aug Rep. Jacobsen approves DNR grant funding for Michigan’s Iron Belle Traillast_img read more

Rep Chatfield announces May June office hours

first_img10May Rep. Chatfield announces May, June office hours Categories: Chatfield News State Representative Lee Chatfield invites residents of the 107th House District to join him during local office hours for the months of May and June.“Hosting local office hours is just one way I seek feedback from the people I was elected to serve,” said Rep. Chatfield. “My staff and I have held office hours every month since my first day in office because listening and understanding the concerns of residents in the district helps me represent them better.” His May office hours schedule is:Monday, May 22Mackinac CountyEpoufette Bayview InnW5961 US-2, Naubinway, MI 497629:00 am – 10:00 amCheboygan CountyThe Trophy Shop1320 W State St, Cheboygan, MI 4972111:30 am – 12:30 pmHis June office hours schedule is:Friday, June 9Chippewa CountyWilderness Coffee2775 W M-80, Kinross, MI 4978810:00 am – 11:00 amEmmet CountyNorthwood Family Restaurant4769 Oden Rd, Alanson, MI 497061:00 pm – 2:00 pmcenter_img No appointment is necessary and there is no cost to attend. Anyone unable to attend may contact Rep. Chatfield’s office by calling (517) 373-2629, via email at leechatfield@house.mi.gov or through his website at www.RepChatfield.com.last_img read more

Committee approves Rep VanSingels bill clarifying rules for vehicles towing trailers at

first_img Legislation increases productivityThe Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today approved legislation authored by state Rep. Scott VanSingel to exempt vehicles towing trailers from having to stop at a weigh station.An example of this type of vehicle would be an employee of a lawn care company driving a pickup truck or van towing a trailer with equipment.Currently, pickup trucks and vans operated as commercial vehicles are required to stop at a weigh station.“The goal for vehicles to stop at a weigh station is to check for weight violations,” said VanSingel, of Grant. “Commercially used pickup trucks and vans towing trailers are rarely, if ever, even close to their maximum weight.”VanSingel’s bill also clarifies that the driver of a semi-truck who fails to stop at a weigh station will be issued a ticket instead of being charged with a misdemeanor.House Bill 5090 moves to the full House for consideration.### 06Mar Committee approves Rep. VanSingel’s bill clarifying rules for vehicles towing trailers at weigh stations Categories: VanSingel Newslast_img read more

Rep Kesto plan will protect all medical patients from sexual misconduct

first_img Categories: Kesto News,News 17Apr Rep. Kesto plan will protect all medical patients from sexual misconduct Legislation is part of House package in response to Larry Nassar scandalState Rep. Klint Kesto, chair of the House Law and Justice Committee, today testified in support of his legislation to protect patients, including children, from medical professionals who engage in sexual misconduct under the guise of a medical treatment, procedure, or examination.The bill is part of a bipartisan reform plan developed following the House’s inquiry into the recent Larry Nassar scandal.“Larry Nassar took advantage of his position with hundreds of young girls and we cannot allow a health care provider to do that again,” said Kesto, to the committee. “Nassar’s heinous behavior is the exception to the great doctors, nurses, physical therapists and other professionals we have in Michigan. But for those who choose to engage in conduct similar to Nassar’s, my bill sends a strong message that such is not only professionally and morally wrong, but also criminal.”Kesto’s legislation revises current state law by modernizing the outdated crime of wrongly providing medical services under false pretenses so that it applies both male and female patients, as well as strengthening the penalties for violations to make the law a more useful tool in combatting sexual misconduct in the medical field.Kesto’s plan establishes a penalty of up to 25 years in prison and requires permanent revocation of a violator’s professional license upon conviction.House Bill 5787 remains under consideration by the committee.last_img read more

Rep Vaupel proposal protects health care workers from assaults

first_img Categories: News,Vaupel News 02Oct Rep. Vaupel proposal protects health care workers from assaults State Rep. Hank Vaupel on Tuesday testified in favor of his plan adding health care professionals and medical volunteers to the protective class for criminal assault.Vaupel, of Handy Township, explained adamantly that House Bills 6203 and 6204 will make it safer for doctors, nurses and medical staff to do their jobs by providing a clear deterrent for violent actions against individuals in those fields.“Assaults are on the increase at hospitals and health care facilities and these assaults against these workers go unreported for a lot of reasons or they are not followed up on when reported,” Vaupel said. “These bills assure that assaults are treated as assaults and not just brushed away. These deterrents will give health care professionals more peace of mind in the future when trying to offer care.”From 2011 to 2013, US health care workers suffered 15,000-20,000 workplace violence related injuries and 80 percent of serious violent incidents reported in health care settings were caused by interactions with patients.Vaupel was joined in testimony by Dr. Michael Gratson of Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and Belinda Chandler of the Michigan College of Emergency Physicians.“I have witnessed these assaults first-hand,” said Gratson, who has worked in the emergency department at Beaumont since 2010. “I’ve seen techs who have been kicked in the stomach while pregnant, broken hands, individuals who have been punched in the face and a variety of other physical injuries. A number of our emergency personnel simply no longer report these issues since they know that nothing will likely come of it and a number of experienced personnel have left the field because they fear for their own safety.”HB 6203 amends the Michigan Penal Code to provide for the added professional fields. Current Michigan law has enhanced criminal penalties if an assault takes place against police officers, firefighters, emergency medical service personnel and other fields related to first responder operations. HB 6204 updates sentencing guidelines in concert with HB 6203.Both proposals remain under consideration in the House Law and Justice Committee.PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Hank Vaupel, of Handy Township, offers testimony on House Bills 6203 and 6204 before the House Law and Justice Committee. The plans add health care professionals and medical volunteers to the protective class for criminal assault.last_img read more

Rep Albert issues statement after governor blocks sale of vacant Ionia prison

first_img16Feb Rep. Albert issues statement after governor blocks sale of vacant Ionia prison Categories: Albert News State Rep. Thomas Albert today issued the following statement following Gov. Whitmer’s decision to block Ionia city officials from proceeding with plans to sell a former prison facility:“I would really like to know what the governor’s plan is to bring 250 well-paying jobs to Ionia and how she plans to clean up the long-vacant former prison property. The sale of this blighted property has been in the works for well over a year and the governor’s heavy-handed rejection came days before the sale was to be finalized.“It’s obvious the governor’s rejection was about appeasing her political base and taking a swipe at President Trump. Like it or not, people that come into this country illegally are going to be detained. Ionia has been a correctional community since the mid-1800’s. They deserve to have been involved in this decision.”###last_img read more