Preliminary exam reforms signed into law by Gov Snyder

first_img21May Preliminary exam reforms signed into law by Gov. Snyder Categories: Leonard News,Leonard Photos State Rep. Tom Leonard (front row, center) and Gov. Rick Snyder hold Public Act 123 of 2014, which was signed into law today. The law, authored by Leonard, R-DeWitt Township, reforms Michigan’s preliminary examination process for those charged with a crime. The measure is a culmination of many years of discussion, and it’s a move, Leonard says, that will make the process more efficient and effective for Michigan taxpayers while protecting crime victims and preserving the rights of those accused.last_img

Reps Cox Barrett introduce aircraft safety legislation

first_img25Jan Reps. Cox, Barrett introduce aircraft safety legislation State Reps. Laura Cox, of Livonia, and Tom Barrett, of Potterville, have introduced a package of bills that will prohibit an individual from pointing a laser directly at, or in the path of, an aircraft.“This is a public safety issue,” said Rep. Cox. “A laser pointer beam width at altitude is much larger and can completely blind the pilot in the cockpit.”Michigan State Police report that over the last 12 months several pilots have stated their aircraft was struck by a laser while flying.Rep. Cox’s House Bill 4063 prohibits the action while Rep. Barrett’s HB 4064 outlines the sentencing guidelines that would make the offense a felony under state law.“Laser pointers pose a very real risk to pilots and passengers,” said Rep. Barrett, who serves as a helicopter pilot in the Michigan National Guard. “It’s important we put a stop to this before anyone gets hurt.”### Categories: Barrett Newslast_img read more

Rep Webber helps state House approve more money for road repairs

first_img22Feb Rep. Webber helps state House approve more money for road repairs Plan helps Oakland County and entire stateState Rep. Michael Webber on Wednesday voted in favor of a plan to invest an additional $175 million into road repairs across Michigan as soon as possible.“This additional funding for road repairs will help Oakland County,” said Webber, of Rochester Hills.  “With temperatures warming up, there will be more potholes popping up throughout the area. This plan will help our communities and improve roads in the Greater Rochester Area.”The money included in the bill approved this week comes in addition to previous changes that provide more funding for road and bridge projects in Michigan.“After decades of underfunding roads in our state, the plan that was passed in 2015 and this additional money will start to catch up to where we need to be,” Webber said.The new bill includes money for counties, cities and villages throughout Michigan.Some of the estimated local allocations include Oakland County ($7,015,327) Rochester ($75,975) and Rochester Hills ($492,245).The money is left over from a previous state government budget cycle and is already available, meaning no budget cuts or additional fees are required for the investment.House Bill 4321 advances to the Senate for further consideration.### Categories: Webber Newslast_img read more

Palo Alto Considers Shielding Two Nonprofits from Competition for Grants

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 Shares March 31, 2014; Palo Alto WeeklyThe city of Palo Alto is considering a change to its contracting processes with local human services providers such that the two best funded of them would be shielded from a competitive process. The two organizations, Avenidas (which provides services to seniors) and Palo Alto Community Child Care received 76 percent of the total available budget in the current fiscal year—$868,014 in grant funding divided almost evenly—and this seems to have long been the setup.Reportedly, the change is being proposed at the request of the two agencies and with backing from Councilman Larry Klein, who noted the two agencies have long had a special relationship with the city; both were launched by the city in the 1970s before splitting off. “I think it’s misleading to include programs that really are city functions with ones where we’re making relatively small contributions to—organizations that are very useful, but really not taking over, in a sense, a city function in the same way that PACCC and Avenidas do,” Klein said.The two agencies said in a letter that the city’s Human Relations Commission has recommended on several occasions increasing the two agencies’ contracts by a lesser amount than other agencies, if not decreasing them by a great amount, and this has caused them undue angst.“When this happens, PACCC and Avenidas are forced to lobby the City Council directly to take action in opposition to the HRC recommendation,” the two CEOs wrote. “This dynamic is uncomfortable for the City Council which relies on its commissions to deliver recommendations that it can support. And it is uncomfortable for the sole-source agencies because it puts them in competition with other human service providers with which they often collaborate.”Councilman Greg Schmid believes that all the human services agencies should remain within the same funding mechanism because it allows the council and the city a more comprehensive view of community needs. “I think there is an advantage to having a human services budget rather than breaking it up into little pieces,” Schmid said. “It’s the one time of the year where the attention of the council turns to range of services.”One of the more interesting parts of the article is the comments section, where readers of Palo Alto online seem to be saying that this looks like a bad idea all around.—Ruth McCambridgeShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more

US Pays Pittance to Families of Victims for Attack on Doctors Without

first_imgShare18TweetShareEmail18 SharesFebruary 26, 2016; Reading Eagle (Associated Press)The U.S. has announced its compensation to families in what is said to be the deadliest assault on civilians in the 15-year War on Terror.The families and kin of the Afghans who lost their lives during the U.S. attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in early October—the most recent count is 42—will each receive $6,000 for what U.S. officials have called “a mistake.” According to a report from the Military Times, of the 42 victims, 14 were employees, 24 were patients, and 14 were visitors or caretakers. The 27 wounded survivors will each receive $3,000, according to a report by the Associated Press.A representative from Doctors Without Borders in Afghanistan, Guilhem Molinie, said the amounts were ridiculous and inadequate “compensation for loss of life.” The amounts could cover a funeral or some injuries, but would not last for families “who had lost [their] sole breadwinner.” According to a 2010 report in Asia Times, the average income for Afghanistan workers has risen sharply since 2004 from just $70 a year to $426, but it’s no surprise that the war-torn country remains one of the world’s poorest areas.In contrast to this recent decision, Afghan families who lost loved ones in the intentional village attack by Staff Sgt. Robert Bales three years ago each received $50,000, and the injured received $11,000. At the time, an unnamed Afghan official told ABC News, “The villagers aren’t like animals you can buy. It’s a lot of money, but their children aren’t coming back.”Surrounding these two disparate payments for loss of life and injury is a question: “What is the price tag on a human life?” Is any amount reasonable, and when is it considered an insult?NPQ has covered the details of the Syrian Hospital attack closely. Not long after the attack, the U.S. reported that they had mistaken their target location and attacked the hospital in error. In an official report to the Pentagon, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said that Afghan forces had requested the airstrike, stating that they were under attack when the U.S. gunship was redirected to come to their aid. (This took place during what was then a three-day takeover of the town by the Taliban.) Fatal errors accumulated, leading to what would become a brutal disaster. In our October 8th newswire, Dr. Joanne Liu, the international president of Doctors without Borders, said that the hospital’s patients burned in their beds and medical staff were killed while working. By the end of the year, we reported, “Firsthand accounts [indicated] hospital patients and staff were shot as they fled from the hospital.”As we look at these two accounts, the reason for the distinct difference in the payouts remains unclear. Since the dollars granted to the families are a fixed sum, it would indicate that the calculations are not likely based on details such as prior income, need to sustain a family, or degree of injury sustained. Perhaps it’s that Staff Sgt. Bales had intent to kill, making those deaths the result of more malicious act while the events in early October unfolded during an effort to provide aid and are reported to be a consequence of human error. It could be the U.S. military has lessons learned from prior payments, or that budgeting played a role. One report even alluded to the Afghan practice of “blood money” and the role that it plays in an attempt to instill justice, stating that it’s common for tribal elders to keep the peace by providing some combination of apology, promise of punishment, and cash in response to a killing. Regardless of method or reason, this cannot be an easy determination or process.As we reported in October, Obama apologized for the event. The call for investigation we reported in late December led to the suspension of “multiple servicemen,” and the Pentagon’s determination in uncovering ways to avoid future tragedies. Now, the U.S. has released cash to families. If the Afghan practice is an effective strategy for peace in a war-torn country, the U.S. has checked the boxes. Officials cannot undo what has taken place, and dollars do not equal healing; however, these acts of support by Obama and U.S. officials do have the potential to lessen pain and suffering. The final question for our readers is, are these responses needed, and if so, what is enough?On a final note, it is the policy of Doctors Without Borders to “not accept funding from any governments for its work in Afghanistan and other conflicts around the world.” Accordingly, DWB has turned down offers of compensation from the U.S. in connection to the hospital that was destroyed and forced to cease operations in Kunduz.—Michelle LemmingShare18TweetShareEmail18 Shareslast_img read more

NYs Governor and Some Big City Mayors Ban Official Travel to North

first_imgShare2Tweet2ShareEmail4 SharesGov. Cuomo & Chairman Prendergast Ride E Train / Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New YorkMarch 28, 2016; ABC News (Associated Press)The governor of New York has joined Mayor Ed Murray of Seattle and San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee in banning nonessential publically funded travel to North Carolina in response to N.C.’s House Bill 2, which blocks anti-discrimination protections for gay, lesbian, and transgender people. The law overrides local ordinances in the state that provide such protections, prevents cities and counties from passing anti-discrimination rules, and imposes a statewide standard that leaves out protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo issued the travel ban with this statement:In New York, we believe that all people—regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation—deserve the same rights and protections under the law. From Stonewall to marriage equality, our state has been a beacon of hope and equality for the LGBT community, and we will not stand idly by as misguided legislation replicates the discrimination of the past. As long as there is a law in North Carolina that creates the grounds for discrimination against LGBT people, I am barring non-essential state travel to that state.Last week, North Carolina lawmakers approved and Republican Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation voiding a Charlotte ordinance that would have provided wide protections against discrimination in public accommodations. Technology giants Apple, Google, and Facebook are among a dozen big companies, or their top executives, who have objected to the law. Governor Cuomo and the mayors are joining for-profit companies, public corporations, and associations and clubs who oppose the law by working an angle that works well for influencing decisions in a capitalist country: hitting the state’s pocketbook.Some of the roughly 20,000 retail and interior design companies that attend the twice-a-year High Point furniture market say they won’t travel to the North Carolina city next month because of HB2. The taxpayer-supported High Point Market Authority said Monday that dozens of buyers have said their employees wouldn’t attend to shop the new offerings of manufacturers and wholesalers. Opponents of the law also are on social media calling for a boycott of the market, which has an annual statewide economic impact of $5 billion. High Point Market Authority CEO Tom Conley says the impact of a threatened boycott won’t be known for weeks or months.Others are going the legal route. Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina, and Equality NC joined together in filing a federal lawsuit against House Bill 2. As reported in the Associated Press, at a press conference in Raleigh, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced that his office would not defend HB2, which was pushed through during an unprecedented special legislative session of the N.C. General Assembly. (Cooper, a Democrat, is running against McCrory for governor in November.)Cooper has stated that the law is unconstitutional, and that he would join with the North Carolina Treasurer’s office to defend their non-discrimination policy, requiring equal treatment for LGBT people.—Marian ConwayShare2Tweet2ShareEmail4 Shareslast_img read more

Norwegian cable operator Get has tested a EuroDOCS

first_imgNorwegian cable operator Get has tested a EuroDOCSIS 3.0 cable gateway from Cisco that can deliver end-user broadband speeds of up to 1Gbps. “We are the first company in Europe to test EuroDOCSIS 3.0 modem with these speeds. The new super modem can provide broad band speeds up to 1Gbps,” said Gunnar Evensen, CEO of Get.last_img

Google is revamping the comment feature on YouTube

first_imgGoogle is revamping the comment feature on YouTube by integrating it with its Google+ social networking platform.YouTube comments powered by Google+ will appear on YouTube channel discussion tabs this week, and the feature will be added to comments on all videos later this year.Comments from a video’s creator, popular personalities and people in the user’s Google+ Circles will appear at the top of the page, while viewers will be able to start or join a conversation that is seen by everyone on YouTube and Google+, only people in their Circles or only named individuals.Video posters will also be given the ability to review comments before they’re posted, block certain words or auto-approve comments from certain fans.last_img

Agatha Christies Poirot Acorn TV the US streamin

first_imgAgatha Christie’s PoirotAcorn TV, the US streaming service programmed with UK-centric content, has launched on Apple devices.An Acorn app is now available in Apple’s online store, allowing iPad and iPhone owners to watch Acorn’s shows on their devices.Acorn, which launched in 2011, offers customers a free month-long trial and costs US$4.99 (€3.72) a month thereafter, or US$49.99 a year.It has streaming rights to a raft of British drama series including Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Foyle’s War and Midsomer Murders.Acorn is part of RLJ Entertainment, the US distributor and content company that majority owns Agatha Christie Limited.last_img

Middle East pay TV operator OSN has tapped technol

first_imgMiddle East pay TV operator OSN has tapped technology provider Imagine Communications to upgrade its sports transmission infrastructure. According to Imagine, OSN needed to upgrade its existing server network, largely dedicated to its sports channels, to meet rising demand for HD content, with a requirement to ingest 12 simultaneous streams and support a minimum of six playout streams at the same time. Completed in January, the implementation of the new servers has already enabled OSN to convert its two remaining SD Sports channels to HD, according to the company.Imagine provided its latest generation Nexio AMP generation 7 servers, attached to a mirrored Nexio Farad SAN, providing 48TB of storage and 9Gbps of bandwidth. Imagine Communications engineers based in its Dubai office worked with the team at OSN on the configuration, which includes mirrored playout as well as redundancy in other operations, according to Imagine.Imagine also supplied Velocity ESX editors and Adobe Premiere Pro software as well as H.264 browse encode/transcode services and proxy workflows using Nexio PRX Scavenger, an application that hich high-resolution clips need to be transcoded.“During the RFP and selection process, local system architects at Imagine Communications in Dubai were able to demonstrate that the Nexio AMP7 and the Farad SAN would support our requirements both now and in the future,” said Mark Billinge, CTO of OSN.“We were confident from what we had seen.  The system allows us to look forward and plan for ever more coverage, exceeding the expectations of our audience.”Mathias Eckert, vice president, EMEA at Imagine Communications said, “OSN is a very successful and forward thinking broadcaster, and it is great to continue our strong relationship with them. We have always known that you need technical resources immersed in the region if you are going to really support your customers. Our Dubai team knows the people and understands the technical challenges of OSN well. It is through real co-operation that we have been able to deliver this remarkable storage platform on which OSN can continue to build services.”last_img read more

French media conglomerate Vivendi has been linked

first_imgFrench media conglomerate Vivendi has been linked with a takeover of European pay TV giant Sky, in a deal that could be worth as much as £28 billion (€38.5 billion).This would be part of a wider strategy to expand the reach of Vivendi’s own pay TV company, Canal+, according to three unnamed sources quoted in a Reuters report yesterday.Sky’s current market value is around £18 billion, but could cost as much as £10 billion more, including debt, the sources suggested.Should a deal go ahead, Canal+ would be part of the same group as the UK-based Sky, and its subsidiaries, Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland. Sky took over its smaller cousins last year and created Europe’s largest content operation.It would also bring together two of media’s most powerful people: Rupert Murdoch, who effectively owns Sky through 21st Century Fox’s 39.1% stake, and Vincent Bollore, Vivendi chairman and main shareholder.Reuters reported no formal approach has been made at this stage, but with Vivendi looking for lucrative content assets, Sky would be a likely target.The report also stirred up interest in the markets, with Joshua Raymond, chief market strategist at the UK’s cityindex.co.uk saying this had triggered investors into buying Sky shares this morning. Sky’s share price went up following the news.“Considering the handsome sums Sky has paid recently for majority broadcast rights of the Premier League and its move to large scale production television exclusive to the channel, its no surprise that Sky simply has to get a grip on its costs,” said Raymond. “In this sense, a merger between the two firms could well make sense.”However, Raymond added it was unlikely Murdoch would look to sell his stake in Sky. “This could well be a ploy from Vivendi to sound out shareholder sentiment on the prospect of a deal with Sky or someone else,” he said.Vivendi, Sky and 21st Century Fox hadn’t responded for requests for comment at press time.The news comes as Vivendi’s move to buy on-demand site Dailymotion moved forwards and its row with activist shareholder P. Schoenfeld Asset Management.last_img read more

O2 Czech Republic is due to launch a new streaming

first_imgO2 Czech Republic is due to launch a new streaming set-top box that will make its O2 TV Air service available to customers regardless of their broadband provider.The new box will let viewers access 58 channels from the O2 TV Air service – including networks like Disney Channel, National Geographic and AMC. Six O2 Sport HD channels will also be available.O2 Czech Republic’s chief marketing officer, David Duron, said that the new box had been in development for almost a year and that the device will let viewers “enjoy all the comforts of O2 TV on your big screen at home”.The new set-top box is due to launch on December 1 and will cost CZK2,136 (€79). Users can connect the box to their TV set via SCART or HDMI cable. O2 recommends viewers use the device with a broadband connection that is at least 6Mbps.last_img read more

The Walking Dead US cable channels group AMC Netwo

first_imgThe Walking DeadUS cable channels group AMC Networks is to looking to cut staff numbers by offering voluntary redundancy packages to long serving staffers.The Walking Dead company currently has around 3,000 staff, but is looking to lower overheads by reducing headcount.AMC confirmed the buyout programme is in place for eligible employees, those who have been with the channel operator for over ten years.The Hollywood Reporter claimed there was no particular division being targeted, and that is not clear how much AMC was looking to save from the move.The number of eligible employees is understood to be about 200 – although that is above the number of staffers AMC wants to cut. Typically about 10-15% of employees offered a buyout take it, meaning AMC likely sheds a relatively small number of staff.21st Century Fox, Scripps, and Discovery Communications have taken similar steps in cost-saving plays this year.AMC’s share price has dropped more than 20% this year, after ratings of The Walking Dead slipped – though they are still better than any other US series – and new shows Preacher and Feed the Beast fared worse than many industry watchers expected.Last week, Guggenheim Partners analyst Michael Morris downgraded his financial outlook on AMCN, whose channels include AMC, WeTV, SundanceTV and IFC, and global arm AMC Networks International.However, some analysts have noted catch-up viewership for AMC shows makes up for dips in live ratings performances, and The Walking Dead, spin-off Fear the Walking Dead and Better Call Saul remain high-ranking cable shows.last_img read more

The BBC will soon make iPlayer users create passwo

first_imgThe BBC will soon make iPlayer users create passwords and log-in in order to access the video-on-demand service.From yesterday, the BBC started to prompt iPlayer users when they click to watch or listen to programmes online or via the iPlayer mobile and tablet apps.“You’ll soon need to sign in to watch. It’s quick and easy,” the message reads. For the time being users can still opt to ‘do it later’, though the BBC is expected to make it compulsory in the coming weeks.Andrew Scott, launch director of myBBC, explained in a company blog post that that the move is about making the BBC “more personal and relevant to you”.“By finding out more about you and what you like we can make better content, make it more relevant, and bring it to you more effectively,” he said.“The reason we’re making these changes isn’t about enforcing the licence fee – it’s about giving you a better BBC and helping you get the best out of it.”However, he added that the information that users provide can help TV Licensing make sure that people are “abiding by the law” and that licence fee evasion is minimised.“By matching email addresses we may be able to identify someone who has told us they don’t need a TV licence while at the same time having signed in and watched iPlayer,” said Scott.A change to UK law requiring viewers to buy a licence fee in order to watch programmes on-demand from the BBC iPlayer came into effect last September. Previously UK viewers were not required to pay to access non-live BBC programming via the web.Signing in to the iPlayer lets users get programme recommendations, receive alerts about events, topics and areas of interest, and allow them to move between devices without losing their place in a programme.The BBC estimates that an average of three million people who are signed in are now using the BBC’s websites and apps each month. Between October and December it said that people who were signed in spent more than 20% more time watching, listening and reading content on the BBC’s websites and apps each week.The corporation first said last September that from early 2017 all viewers will be required to sign into the BBC iPlayer as part of the next phase of its efforts to make its content, products and services more personalised to all viewers and listeners.last_img read more

Disney and Lucasfilm launched a Star Wars augmente

first_imgDisney and Lucasfilm launched a Star Wars augmented reality event earlier this yearStandards body ETSI has launched an new industry specification group to look into augmented reality.The new group, the Augmented Reality Framework (ISG ARF), will aim to synchronise efforts and identify use cases for developing an AR framework with relevant components and interfaces.It will provide technical requirements for AR specifications in order to ensure interoperable implementations that will benefit both technology providers and end-users, according to ETSI.The group elected b<>com’s Muriel Deschanel as chair and Ralf Schäfer of Frauenhofer HHI as vice-chair.The group, which initially met on November 30 and December 1, will meet in Berlin on February 1 and 2, when it will organise a free-to-attend workshop.“There are huge differences in AR applications but mapping digital information with the real world implies the use of a set of common components offering functionalities such as tracking, registration, pose estimation, localization, 3D reconstruction or data injection. The development of such a framework will allow components from different providers to interoperate through the defined interfaces,” said Deschanel.“This will in turn avoid the creation of vertical siloes and market fragmentation and enable players in the eco-system to offer parts of an overall AR solution.”last_img read more

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first_imgLiberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Switzerland has acquired the Höfe region cable network belonging to infrastructure group EW Höfe, leaving its owner to focus on building out a fibre network.The EW Höfe cable network currently serves around 15,000 homes in the region of Höfe on the upper shores of Lake Zurich. UPC Switzerland has been a long-standing partners of the group, providing its services over the network.UPC said that little would change as a result of the sale of the cable network infrastructure, except that subscribers would now pay their monthly connection fees directly to UPC, in addition to their bills for TV, internet and fixed telephony.For over 30 years, we have been working together successfully with UPC as a provider for communication and entertainment, Now, we are handing over our cable network to our long-standing partner, so that we can guarantee continuity for the customers of our cable network. At the same time, we are focusing fully on expanding the new fibre optic network and our own etzelnet offers, such as symmetrical internet, TV and telephone,” says Arne Kähler, Chairman of the Executive Board of EW HöfeThe group’s fibre network is scheduled to be completed next year.“We are delighted that are able to secure our presence as an infrastructure partner in the long term through the purchase of the cable network in the region of Höfe. Our customers will now receive all products, such as Internet, TV, telephone and the cable connection from a single provider and will benefit even more from UPC’s first-rate offers for telecommunications,” says Christophe Millet, Vice President Partner Networks at UPC Switzerland.last_img read more

Comcast has dropped the bidding war with Disney to

first_imgComcast has dropped the bidding war with Disney to acquire assets from 21st Century Fox and will instead focus on the acquisition of Sky.“I’d like to congratulate Bob Iger and the team at Disney and commend the Murdoch family and Fox for creating such a desirable and respected company,” Comcast chairman-CEO Brian Roberts said in a statement Thursday.Disney will now be free to complete the US$71 billion acquisition, which will see it gain Fox assets including the 20th Century Fox film and TV studio, FX Networks, National Geographic Partners and Fox’s 30% stake in Hulu.Iger, Disney’s chairman and CEO, said: “Our incredible enthusiasm for this acquisition and the value it will create has continued to grow as we’ve come to know 21st Century Fox’s stellar array of talent and assets.“We’re extremely pleased with today’s news, and our focus now is on completing the regulatory process and ultimately moving toward integrating our businesses.”The battle between the two companies has been one of the most high-profile M&A moves in recent history. It resolves one of the many M&A moves taking place at the moment.With AT&T’s Time Warner acquisition recently put on hold, after the government appealed the court decision to allow a deal between the companies, Comcast thought it best to not go ahead with the push for Fox assets.Comcast, Disney, and Fox are still negotiating over Sky, however. Comcast most recently raised its cash offer for Sky to £26 billion (US$34 billion), after Fox had offered £24.5 billion for the remaining 61% of the company.last_img read more

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first_img“We have been working with Alan Young, Service Delivery Manager, and Inspector Raymond Edwards from Translink to ensure that our kids are especially safe travelling to and from school.“If you have kids at home take an opportunity to remind them of Stranger Danger and if they are a bit older remind them about the dangers of Drugs.”And if you know of anyone peddling their drugs in Derry ring the police on 101 and help removed them and their poison from our streets. Rosie the police drugs sniffer dog with neighbourhood PSNI officers and Translink staff in Derry trying to keep school safe and out of the clutches of drug dealersPOLICE have taken to the drugs beat in Derry “disturbing reports” that dealers are peddling their wares to school children.And they were accompanied by their four-legged friend Rosie who can sniff out drugs and their dealers at a few paces.The PSNI iin Foyle say they have also team up with Translink to make sure that school children are safe heading home on the buses and are not tempted by dealers using the city service. The PSNI posted this message on its Foyle Facebook: ” We have received disturbing reports of Criminals trying to sell drugs to our kids in the City Centre.“The fact that people are willing to do this makes me sick “Thankfully we Neighbourhood Officers work with most schools in the city to provide Drugs Awareness Courses so our kids are switched on and aware of the dangers“However, to hammer the point home we have hit the pavements of the City Centre with Rosie the Drugs Dog making sure that if any criminal even thinks of trying to push drugs on our kids they will have the long arm of the law to deal with! ShareTweetcenter_img DRUG DEALERS WARNED: ROSIE IS ON THE PROWL IN DERRY TO SNIFF YOU OUT was last modified: November 30th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: DRUG DEALERS WARNED: ROSIE IS ON THE PROWL IN DERRY TO SNIFF YOU OUTlast_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet A DRUNK driver who took a chance to get behind the wheel of his car and go for a pizza ended up with a few extra toppings he wasn’t expecting.He was arrested by police in Derry after several attempts to evade local officers.His drunken escapade which put the lives of other drivers in danger has since ended in court where he got a driving ban and a £500 fine. “It didn’t end there as he tried to reverse the car again. “He was quickly dissuaded of that notion when baton strikes started to shatter the windows around him. “Two fresh hot Pizzas were sadly left behind in the car.“He had the weekend in Strabane custody suite to consider his actions before being charged to Court on Monday morning for driving with excess alcohol and dangerous driving. “He’s left Court with a £500 fine, a 15 month driving disqualification and must reset his test.“His first mistake? He should have got the pizzas delivered!” Pizza-loving drunk driver arrested by police in Derry handed 15-month road ban was last modified: February 19th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: An officer writing on PSNI Foyle’s Facebook page said: “On Friday Night this car failed to stop for Ballyarnett Neighbourhood Team and sped down Buncrana Road.“Unfortunately for him another member of Ballyarnett NPT was driving the car in front. “When they put in a Check Point our Suspect panicked and started reversing at speed back up the Buncrana Road. “His cunning escape failed when he ‘J Turned’ into the Police car behind him. BALLYARNETT NPTBUNCRANA ROADDERRY COURTFacebookPizza-loving drunk driver arrested by police in Derry handed 15-month road banPolicePSNI FOYLElast_img read more

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first_img Twitter Tumblr The fire department is  looking for those interested in helping others, building teamwork and brotherhood. Previous PostMarshall University student from Raleigh launches own tech company Linkedin Google+ Pinterest Local NewsNewsWatchTop Stories Ghent Volunteer Fire Department is looking for members to join the team! By Daniella HankeySep 14, 2018, 10:38 am 527 0 Facebookcenter_img Home NewsWatch Local News Ghent Volunteer Fire Department is looking for members to join the team! Those interested can reach out to the fire station at 304-787-3196 or attend a the fire station meetings that take place every Monday at 7:00 p.m. Mail Now, there are some rules to becoming a firefighter: you must be 18 years of age,  live in the Ghent Fire Department response area and be willing to commit to 25 % of the activities . But, no experience is needed for the job. GHENT, WV (WOAY)- For over 40 years, Ghent Fire Department has been focusing on the communities safety and now they need more firefighters. Next PostBeckley Man Arrested For A String of Burglaries And Theft From Vehicles Daniella Hankeylast_img read more