MPs on Parliament Hill stricken at death of Tory colleague Gord Brown

first_imgOTTAWA – Shell-shocked parliamentarians paid solemn, tearful tribute to Gord Brown, describing the well-liked eastern Ontario MP as a devoted family man and a lover of hockey and politics, one who rose above partisanship to earn the respect of all members of the House of Commons.Business on Parliament Hill ground to a standstill with the news that Brown, 57, died Wednesday after collapsing in his Parliament Hill office.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, who was elected to Parliament in 2004 at the same time as Brown, was visibly shaken and “heartbroken” as he rose to formally inform the House of the death of his longtime Tory caucus colleague.“I don’t have the words to properly express how terribly this has struck our Conservative family,” Scheer said, surrounded by fellow MPs, their ashen faces riven with grief.Brown was the MP for the eastern Ontario riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. His wife, Claudine Courtois, also works on Parliament Hill as a policy adviser to Conservative Sen. David Wells. Their son, Tristan, is 5. Brown also has an adult son, Chance.Following statements from each party, Speaker Geoff Regan adjourned the House for the day. Brown’s assigned Commons seat was adorned with flowers, a framed photo from a Conservative team hockey game and Brown’s number 27 jersey.“He had as much passion for (hockey) as he did for his professional work,” said Scheer.Brown, a member of the Ottawa Morning Hockey League, played in an early game at a south Ottawa arena before heading to work for the day. Paramedics and parliamentary security rushed to his office in the Justice building shortly after 10 a.m. after receiving word of his collapse.“I just want to convey our appreciation to members of the Parliamentary Protective Service who were the first on the scene and who went above and beyond doing everything they could to try and save Gord’s life this morning,” Scheer said.The weekly Conservative caucus meeting was suddenly cut short around 11 a.m. before MPs were summoned back to be informed of the tragedy. They emerged stricken and crying, shocked by word of the third sudden death of a fellow caucus member since 2014.Former finance minister Jim Flaherty died in 2014 and Alberta MP Jim Hillyer in 2016.“He was just a good man,” said a weeping Tony Clement, who has known Brown since the two were just 20 years old and part of the Ontario Tory youth wing.“He was always there for all of us. I’m just at a loss for words. I’m sorry. I’ll miss him every minute of every day.”The life of an MP can be a tough one, Clement noted.“I’m not trying to be morbid, but it’s a death trap for people sometimes,” he said. “It takes years off your life, and I know we do it willingly, but sometimes the price is very high.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Brown was “particularly good at transcending the partisanship.”“Gord was a great guy,” he said. “He was a thoughtful engaging individual who brought out the best in anyone who worked with him and who interacted with him.”Conservative MP Shannon Stubbs recalled how Brown was the party whip when she first arrived on the Hill, and served as a mentor to her and other new MPs to help them learn the ropes.Quebec Conservative MP Gerard Deltell said he had lunch with Brown and other Conservatives just one day earlier and “everything was right.”“Everything was perfect. He was a guy in good shape. He played hockey each and every week. He always put the emphasis on us, saying, ‘Keep calm, be careful of what you’re doing, keep in good form,’ then it happened.”Brown was first elected in 2004, then won four subsequent votes. Before entering federal politics, he was a town councillor in Gananoque, Ont., president of the Thousand Islands-Gananoque Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission, a provincial government agency that owns parks and attractions from Kingston to the Quebec border.He also had an interest in a family-run food and accommodation business.Brown studied at Carleton University and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science.Scheer praised Brown’s recent work on behalf of a constituent who was left out of a compensation package for victims of the drug thalidomide because he, and about 30 other people, didn’t have paperwork proving their mothers took the drug while they were pregnant.He recalled how, just last week, he tried to get Brown to attend a function but Brown begged off, saying he had promised to treat his wife to a date night.“We’re glad that he kept it,” Scheer said.last_img read more

Manitoba backs faithbased hospitals on issue of doctorassisted death

first_imgWINNIPEG – The Manitoba government says it will not force faith-based hospitals to provide medical assistance in dying.The comment comes in response to a controversy over the reversal of a decision by the St. Boniface Hospital’s board of directors on the issue.As a faith-based institution, St. Boniface doesn’t as a rule provide medical assistance in dying, but the board voted in late May to amend that policy to allow it to happen on site under “rare circumstances.”The Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba then ordered a review of the decision after adding 10 new directors to the board, and the amendment was overturned.That means the hospital will provide assessments for patients seeking doctor-assisted deaths but will transfer patients to a different facility to go through with the procedure.Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen said Monday the government respects the decisions of medical professionals and health care facilities to not provide medical assistance in dying.“Those facilities that do not perform MAID are required to have protocols and procedures in place to transfer patients, in a manner that is safe and dignified, to an alternate facility,” said Goertzen.“It’s important to note that not all services are available in all hospitals in Manitoba. For example, some facilities do not do surgeries or provide certain tests. However, as a result of the Supreme Court of Canada decision, every jurisdiction in Canada is required to make accommodations to make sure the public has access to MAID.”Goertzen said the provincial medical assistance in dying clinical team provides access to those services to any person who meets the requirements.In Ontario, that issue of doctors referring patients seeking assisted death or abortions to another physician or health institution is being challenged in court.A group of five doctors and three professional organizations argues the policy contravenes their right to freedom of religion and conscience under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.In Montreal, meanwhile, two incurably ill people are taking legal action to challenge the constitutionality of the Canadian and Quebec laws on medical aid in dying, saying the eligibility guidelines are too restrictive.Both suffer from degenerative diseases but are not eligible for medical aid in dying because their deaths are not reasonably foreseeable and they are not at the end of their lives.(CTV Winnipeg, The Canadian Press)last_img read more

Moroccan Migrants Stranded in Libya on Hunger Strike

Rabat – Undocumented Moroccan migrants stranded in Libya have begun a hunger strike to protest delays in their repatriation to Morocco.Husni Abu-Ayana, head of the information office of Tripoli’s “anti-illegal immigration” department told Chinese news outlet Xinhua, that the repatriation was scheduled before Ramadan, but “was delayed.”Ayana said that a delegation from the Moroccan embassy visited the migrants in April to register their information. The Libyan official added that 60 detained migrants are carrying out a hunger strike in protest.A massive number of sub-Saharan and North African migrants have found themselves stranded in detention centers across Libya after attempting to illegally cross over the Mediterranean to Europe.The number of irregular migrants in Libya reached 700,000 by the end of 2017.Several videos of Moroccan migrants went viral in 2017 and early 2018. In the videos, the migrants cried for help to end their detention in Libya and urged Moroccan authorities to bring them back home.Dozens of families of Moroccan migrants missing or detained in Libya protested in late November in Rabat, calling for authorities to repatriate their relatives, whose number was estimated to be between 200 and 700.The Ministry in Charge of Moroccans Living Abroad announced in December that it would repatriate 235 Moroccan migrants.This is the second repatriation operation that Moroccan authorities have conducted, after one in August which brought back about 200 citizens in two private aircraft.Info Migrants reported in January 2018 that Morocco will repatriate 800 migrants home in three different operations.“A reported 338 migrants will travel to Morocco with two flights operated by Libyan company Afriqiyah,” the source said. read more

UN explores closer ties between Afghanistan Tajikistan

Over the past two days, Kai Eide, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, has met with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, Foreign Minister Hamrokhon Zarifi and senior officials for agriculture, energy and counter-narcotics. “It is important to explore opportunities for win-win co-operation between Afghanistan and its neighbours,” Mr. Eide said. “I see real opportunities and hope very much that these opportunities can be built upon.” Noting that he was “well-received” in Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe, he said there have been “positive signs of willingness” for stepped up collaboration with Afghanistan. There have been several bilateral agreements between the two nations in the past. The Representative’s visit to Tajikistan comes on the heels of recent trips to Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. His efforts are part of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) to support regional cooperation to promote stability and prosperity in the strife-torn nation. 25 January 2009The top United Nations to Afghanistan has been in neighbouring Tajikistan to explore further cooperation between the two nations. read more

UN legal chief calls on donors to help fund Cambodian genocide tribunal

Under-Secretary-General Patricia O’Brien, the UN Legal Counsel, voiced concern about the financial situation, including the cash flow, of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), after holding talks with the country’s Deputy Prime Minister Sok An in the capital, Phnom Penh.Ms. O’Brien and the Deputy Prime Minister issued a joint statement after their meeting in which they urged the international community to provide contributions and pledges to national and international components of the tribunal.The ECCC was set up in 2003 by the UN and Cambodia and is tasked with trying senior Khmer Rouge figures and others responsible for the worst atrocities between 1975 and 1979. It is composed of both national and international judges and staff.In their statement Ms. O’Brien and Mr. An stressed their continued strong support for the ECCC and their intention to work closely together to ensure that the tribunal is successful.They noted the completion of the trial phase in the case of Kaing Guek Eav, also known as “Duch,” who is charged with crimes including torture and premeditated murder while he was in charge of the notorious S-21 detention camp.“The ECCC has confirmed its ability to conduct complex international criminal trials to international standards, and is living up to the hope for it to be a model court,” according to the statement.“The proceedings have attracted unprecedented interest and support, as witnessed by the fact that over 30,000 Cambodians have attended court proceedings since its inception.” 19 April 2010The United Nations legal chief today called for donors to provide funds to support the UN-backed tribunal in Cambodia trying Khmer Rouge leaders accused of mass killings and other crimes during the country’s genocide in the late 1970s. read more

Ontarios Kathleen Wynne promises 1B for Ring of Fire with or without

by Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press Posted May 25, 2014 11:20 am MDT Ontario Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne releases the party platform in Thunder Bay, Ontario on Sunday May 25, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne promises $1B for Ring of Fire, with or without Harper’s help THUNDER BAY, Ont. – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne vowed to go ahead and spend $1 billion over the next decade to build a transportation route to the mineral-rich Ring of Fire in the province’s north — with or without financial help from the federal Conservatives — if the Liberals are re-elected on June 12.Prime Minister Stephen Harper has shown no interest in helping the province develop the massive chromite deposit, which would be a big boon to Ontario’s economy and create jobs in hard-hit northern communities, Wynne said Sunday in Thunder Bay, Ont.“We have not seen that kind of responsibility taken,” the Liberal leader told supporters at the party’s platform launch.“He has not taken that responsibility, but I am. We are making it a priority for my government.”But officials said they haven’t decided where or when they’ll start building the route, or how they’ll find another $1 billion to complete it in a remote region of northern Ontario if Ottawa won’t provide the funds.Those decisions will be up to a development corporation that Wynne said she’d create within 60 days of taking office that will include both levels of government, First Nations and private companies.Much of the platform Wynne detailed on Sunday essentially fleshed out unannounced details of the spending plans outlined in the Liberals’ May 1 budget, which both opposition parties rejected — triggering an election. Wynne said she’d re-introduce the fiscal plan if the Liberals win.The $119.4-billion budget had promised to put up $1 billion for infrastructure to develop the Ring of Fire, but only if the federal Tories matched the funds. That condition now appears to have changed.“We have not seen any indication in the last number of weeks that Stephen Harper is interested in stepping forward and making the same kind of support available to the Ring of Fire as he made available to the oilsands,” Wynne said.The Liberals are also pledging to fund 20 more hospices, cap or cut hospital parking fees for frequent visitors and patients, and provide more resources to help high-school students plan their path to a desired career, including revamping the curriculum for the mandatory Grade 10 careers class.Their platform finds common ground with certain promises the Progressive Conservatives and New Democrats have made in their visions for the province as well.The Liberals say they’d work to extend physical activity for students to an hour a day, as well as improve their math scores by reviewing the curriculum, helping teachers specialize in teaching math and providing more help for students who are struggling. They also say they’d increase apprenticeship spaces, which the Progressive Conservatives have proposed.On the health care front, the Liberals are promising to continue to reduce wait times by focusing on referrals to specialists and guarantee that every resident will have access to a primary care provider, such as doctors, nurse-practitioners and family health teams. The New Democrats have also said they’ll reduce wait times and provide more access to health-care services if they’re elected.Wynne, some union leaders and disgruntled New Democrat supporters have slammed NDP Leader Andrea Horwath for refusing to support the last budget, saying she could have supported many of the measures it contained.Those included a hike in the minimum wage, $29 billion over 10 years to improve transit infrastructure — including the Ring of Fire —and pay hikes for personal support workers and early childhood educators.The budget, which projected a $12.5-billion deficit this year, also promised a provincial pension plan and earmarked $2.5 billion for corporate grants in an effort to attract investment and keep businesses in Ontario.The NDP was quick to criticize the Liberal plan Sunday.New Democrat John Vanthof said the Liberals are desperate and trying to “up the ante” with their platform to make their budget promises sound more attractive.They’ve made plenty of promises about the Ring of Fire that they’ve failed to deliver, he said. The development corporation tasked with helping to handle the project was announced last November and still isn’t up and running.“Now they’re ‘oh, we promise you this time we’ll actually do it this time,’” said Vanthof, who is running for re-election in the northern riding of Timiskaming-Cochrane.“Northerners are to the point where we just don’t believe them anymore. And that’s why we let the budget drop.”The NDP platform also promises to develop the Ring of Fire, but doesn’t allocate any money for it over the next four years.Wynne and Horwath are expected to face off Monday in a debate on northern Ontario issues, but Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak said he can’t make it.In the 2011 election, Wynne’s predecessor Dalton McGuinty didn’t participate, citing a scheduling conflict.“I’m telling you that it would never occur to me not to take part in the northern debate,” Wynne said.Wynne also said she can still come through on her promises while still balancing the budget in 2017-18, but she said she won’t cut public services to meet the deadline.The budget projects Ontario’s net debt to grow by $20.1 billion to $289.3 billion this year, a staggering 40 per cent of gross domestic product.One bank economist noted that Ontario’s current ratio of nearly 39 per cent creates a “longer-term vulnerability” for the province.Moody’s Investments Service said the planned increase in deficits for 2014-15 and 2015-16 compared to previous budget estimates “represents a credit negative for the province.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Fighting reaches worrying proportions in South Sudans northeast – UN mission

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) today voiced concern about an escalation in the fighting between Government and opposition forces in the west bank of the River Nile in the African country’s north.Fighting has reached what the head of UNMISS, David Shearer, described as “worrying proportions,” according to a statement issued by the Office of Spokesperson for the UN peacekeeping operation.“What began with an exchange of fire between SPLA [the Sudan People’s Liberation Army] and Aguelek opposition forces, has expanded geographically,” the statement said, noting that military resupplies have since been observed arriving in the area.Military operations on the west bank of the Nile River are taking place in an area where people, predominantly from the Shilluk ethnic group live, forcing people out of their homes. The town of Wau Shilluk is now reported to be deserted. Humanitarian workers have been evacuated and aid is not being provided, the statement added.On Wednesday, UNMISS received reports of hostilities between the two sides in Owachi and Tonga, Panyinkang County.Meanwhile, Mr. Shearer today returned to the South Sudanese capital, Juba, from a two-day field visit to Bentiu and Leer, two towns which have been among the most affected by the country’s conflict, according to a separate statement issued today by the spokesperson’s office.In Bentiu, Mr. Shearer met state government officials, as well as internally displaced people who are living in the largest protection of civilians site in the country. In Leer, he visited the mission’s temporary operating base to assess UNMISS’ success in mounting robust patrols which push the mission’s presence deep into the field.He held discussions with local officials and also took the opportunity to travel to an opposition-controlled area to meet with pro-Machar representatives so he could hear all shades of opinion on how to facilitate humanitarian assistance and advance the peace process, the statement said.The local opposition told Mr. Shearer that they support the current localized cessation of hostilities and remain in a defensive position which they hope will encourage the return of humanitarian agencies to Leer.Both the local authorities and the opposition praised the UN for its efforts to facilitate communications between them. Mr. Shearer heard that they both recognize that an inclusive national dialogue will assist the peace process, the statement added.South Sudan has faced ongoing challenges since a political face-off between President Salva Kiir and his then former Vice-President Riek Machar erupted into full blown conflict between forces loyal to each in December 2013. The crisis has produced one of the world’s worst displacement situations with immense suffering for civilians.Despite the August 2015 peace agreement that formally ended the war, conflict and instability have also spread to previously unaffected areas. read more

More than 1000 churchgoers complain of spiritual abuse

first_imgWe do have to be mindful as to the way we deliver messages that are based on our own theological or doctrinal position Church-goers at mainstream churches have said they are being “spiritually abused” by leaders.Research showed that more than 1,000 British Christians said they had experienced the abuse, which usually involves members invoking God’s will or religious texts in order to punish or control and coerce a worshipper.Two thirds of respondents to the survey carried out by Dr Lisa Oakley of the National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work at Bournemouth University said they had experienced spiritual abuse in the past. Respondents said church leaders were also experiencing abuse from members of their own congregations. Dr Oakley said: “There has been a focus in previous work in this area on leaders controlling and coercing those they lead, but a strong message in this research is that ministers and leaders also experience this form of abuse.  “Any work in this area needs to ensure there is recognition that this behaviour can and is experienced by leaders as well as congregational members.”Justin Humphreys, executive director of charity the Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service, who co-authored the research, said priests and other leaders had to be careful about expressing the beliefs of their church to avoid alienating or upsetting others. “We do have to be mindful as to the way we deliver messages that are based on our own theological or doctrinal position,” he told the Daily Telegraph.center_img “When leaders are delivering what would be seen as a challenging message it’s important to deliver it in a way which says ‘this is what I believe to be the case, however you as individuals should be free to challenge that or reject it entirely’. “For example, a church leader might take a very clear view of divorce that it is wrong, it is a sin, and therefore the bible says you cannot be remarried. “That may be very hurtful to someone who has divorced, or is in an abusive situation with a spouse.”He said many victims had struggled to get help because social workers and mainstream children’s and abuse charities did not understand spiritual abuse and some were unaware it existed at all. Respondents to the survey included members of Anglican, Baptist, Independent and Pentecostal churches.last_img read more

Groundbreaking science allows paralysed man use his brain to control his arms

first_img Source: case/YouTubeA DECADE AFTER a bike crash that left an American man paralysed from the shoulders down, he can again feed himself, researchers have said.The remarkable advance hinges on a prosthesis which circumvents rather than repairs his spinal injury, using wires, electrodes as well as computer software to reconnect the severed link between his brain and muscles.“To our knowledge, this is the first instance in the world of a person with severe and chronic paralysis directly using their own brain activity to move their own arm and hand to perform functional movements,” lead study author Bolu Ajiboye of Case Western Reserve University in the United States told AFP.The study’s only patient, 56-year-old Bill Kochevar, has two surgically-implanted clusters of electrodes — each no bigger than a baby aspirin — in his head to read his brain signals, which are interpreted by a computer.His muscles then receive their instructions from electrodes in his arm.After around ten years of immobility, this has allowed Kochevar to sip coffee, scratch his nose and eat mashed potatoes in laboratory tests. Bill Kochevar was left paralysed after a crash ten years ago. Source: Youtube/caseTo overcome gravity that would otherwise prevent him from raising his limb, Kochevar uses a mobile support, which is also under his brain’s control, according to the study published in The Lancet medical journal.Though the prosthesis remains experimental, the researchers hope their work will one day help people with paralysis do daily tasks on their own.‘Groundbreaking, but’ Scientists are seeking, but have not found, a way to mend spinal cord injuries that result in paralysis. In the meantime, they are developing work-around solutions that reconnect the brain to the body’s muscles.Previous efforts have also used prostheses. One reported on last year was linked to electrodes on the skin that helped an American man, Ian Burkhart, with less severe paralysis open and close his hand, the authors said.Other methods allow participants to control a robotic arm using their thoughts.For Kochevar the process of learning to use the prosthesis started by him practicing with a simulation of an arm that appeared on a screen. From there he quickly progressed to using his mind to direct the movements of his arm.During the training he told researchers: “I just think ‘out’… and it goes.”But the technology has limitations, including that Kochevar needs to watch his arm at all times in order to control it.This is because he has lost his intuitive sense of his limb’s movements and location, known as proprioception, due to the paralysis, according to the scientists. Kochevar can now perform simple tasks using his arm like drinking from a cup. Source: Youtube/caseKochevar became a quadriplegic when he crashed his bicycle into the back of a truck on a rainy day, which was about eight years before the electrodes were implanted in his brain in 2014. The hope brought by the study have had a profound impact.“For somebody who’s been injured eight years and couldn’t move, being able to move just that little bit is awesome to me,” Kochevar said.It’s better than I thought it would be.A lot of work remains before this prosthesis could be widely used.“This study is groundbreaking,” wrote Steve Perlmutter of the University of Washington in a piece commenting on the case. “However, this treatment is not nearly ready for use outside the lab.”For that, the system would need improvements, including making it wireless, as well as increasing the longevity and effectiveness of the brain implants, Ajiboye said.“While it is proof-of-concept… this technology could very well make its way to become the standard of clinical care for persons with chronic and complete paralysis,” he added.© – AFP 2017Read: 85% jump in number of complaints received about HSE care of vulnerable adults >Read: After nine-year wait, Ireland to strengthen rights of people with a disability > 7 Comments Groundbreaking science allows paralysed man use his brain to control his arms again Bill Kochevar says the device is “better than I thought it would be”. 8,908 Views By AFP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 29th 2017, 3:45 PM Wednesday 29 Mar 2017, 3:45 PM Short URL Share163 Tweet Email2 last_img read more

Le Sony PlayMemories Online lancé en Europe

first_imgLe Sony PlayMemories Online lancé en EuropeUn autre cloud s’ajoute à la galaxie de ceux qui existent déjà. PlayMemories online est un service de stockage à distance de photos et vidéos en ligne, et en haute définition.Le cloud Sony était déjà disponible aux USA et débarque enfin en Europe. Ce cloud restreint à certains types de fichiers, comme son nom le suggère, les photos et les vidéos (“pouvant rappeler des souvenirs”). 5 d’espaces sont offerts avec tout compte (gratuit) Sony Entertrainement Online.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Une version gratuite est disponible pour les smartphones Android, et permet la fonctionnalité, très intéressante, de l’upload direct : sans passer par un ordinateur, la vidéo qui vient d’être prise peut être envoyée sur le cloud, et peut se charger, sans la contrainte de changer le format ou de redimensionner la vidéo. Il y a également une compatibilité avec les appareils connectés de la marque, comme les téléviseurs Bravia, les cadres photo S-Frame ou encore la Playstation 3.La disponibilité du PlayMemories se fera progressivement en Angleterre, en France et en Allemagne.Le 27 avril 2012 à 12:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

All Gratigny Pkwy lanes reopen at NW 42 Ave after garbage truck

first_imgGarbage truck on the Gratigny Expressway on fire! @OfficialJoelF @wsvn— Emily Garcia (@emily_garcia24) August 15, 2018As of 10 p.m., officials cleared and reopened all westbound lanes.Officials airlifted an adult to the Ryder Trauma Center in unknown condition.Family members identified the victim as the truck’s driver. OPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) – A garbage truck fire forced rescue crews to temporarily block Gratigny Parkway before Le Jeune Road.Rescue crews responded to the scene to extinguish the blaze near the Northwest 42nd Avenue exit, just before 3 p.m., Wednesday. The cause of the fire is under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Samsungs Galaxy S10 couldnt boost its Q1 revenue profits

first_img See also Now playing: Watch this: $127 Walmart 6:35 $129 Share your voice Comment In January, Samsung said the smartphone sluggishness would continue. It said it expected demand for smartphones and tablets to drop in the first quarter because of a seasonal slowdown. But it also had some hope for the Galaxy S10.The Galaxy S10, which has three 4G models and a fourth 5G variant, arrived in stores in early March. The three higher-end models include an in-screen fingerprint reader and more camera lenses than their predecessors. All have dynamic AMOLED screens and Samsung’s new Infinity-O Display that fills even more of the device’s front. There’s still no notch for the camera but instead a “punch hole” for the front lens. You can charge other devices, like Samsung’s Galaxy Buds, by placing them on the back of the phones, and they all boast faster Wi-Fi 6.Samsung’s second-quarter guidance could give a better indication of how well the Galaxy S10 has sold. The first quarter included only about a month of the lineup’s sales.  See it Phones TVs Tech Industry Samsung’s Galaxy S10 hit stores in early March.  Angela Lang/CNET Samsung is still hurting from the smartphone slowdown — and its flashy, new Galaxy S10 lineup couldn’t quite turn things around. The company on Thursday said it expects to report first-quarter sales of about 52 trillion Korean won ($45.8 billion), 14% lower than last year’s first-quarter revenue of 60.6 trillion won ($53.3 billion). And its profit should total 6.2 trillion won ($5.5 billion), 60% below the first quarter of 2018’s profit of 15.6 trillion won ($13.7 billion). Samsung, as usual, didn’t provide any commentary with its guidance. It’ll give more details when it reports full results later this month.  Three cameras, a killer screen, terrific battery life Galaxy Fold dominated the Galaxy S10. Can it top MWC 2019 too? Galaxy S10 phones: Up to 4 rear cameras, 1TB of storage, in-screen fingerprint scanner and 5G Samsung sees slow phone sales too, but has hopes for Galaxy S10 debut When reporting fourth-quarter results in January, Samsung said nearly its entire business was hurt by a slowdown in the smartphone market. Most of its businesses, from chips to displays, felt the effects of stronger competition and weaker demand in the handset sector. Its smartphone sales declined, memory chips destined for handsets didn’t sell as well, and its mobile displays suffered. It’s become harder for handset vendors to make huge changes in their devices and differentiate from one another. Prices for the latest and greatest phones have actually increased at the same time US carriers have gotten rid of subsidies. All of that has meant people are waiting longer to upgrade.  Samsung Galaxy Buds See It News • The Samsung Galaxy Buds are on sale for $100center_img $149 Which Galaxy S10 phone should you buy? Samsung $127 See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Best Buy Review • Samsung Galaxy Buds review: An Android-friendly AirPods alternative Best hidden Galaxy S10 features you need to know now Abt Electronics 1 Tags See It Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy Buds (Black) 56 Photoslast_img read more

Render valuable services to society Minister tells medicos in

first_imgSuryapet: Minister for Education G Jagadish Reddy stated that people of the district would be indebted to Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for sanctioning a government medical college to Suryapet. On Friday, he inaugurated the Government Medical College in Suryapet. Addressing the students and parents during the orientation programme held at college meeting hall, the Minister said that decades-old demand of a medical college in Suryapet has been realised with the intervention of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us He slammed the opposition parties which tried to obstruct the establishment of medical college and added that if permissions did not come in time due to opposition parties irresponsible moves and complaints, the setting up of college could have been delayed by another two years. “Establishment of medical college at Suryapet reflects the commitment of the State government towards key sectors of the society, i.e., education and health,” he underlined Also Read – Non-bailable warrant to Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury Advertise With Us He advised the medicos to study well and become good doctors and render valuable services to the society. Besides government help, he assured of extending support and cooperation for the development of medical college. On the occasion, the Minister appreciated and felicitated District Collector Amoy Kumar, SP R Venkateshwarlu, Medical College Principal Sharadha, Superintendent Muralidar Reddy, Contractor Venkat Reddy for their role in college construction and timely correspondence with higher authorities for getting necessary permissions to the college.last_img read more

Kurukshetra movie review by audience Live updates

first_imgHere is a still from Darshan’s Kurukshetra.PR HandoutAfter the success of Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna in 2012, Naganna has teamed up with Darshan Kurukshetra, a movie based on Hindu mythology the Mahabharatha. The latest film has ensemble cast that includes Arjun Sarja as Karna, late Ambareesh as Bheeshma, V Ravichandran as Lord Krishna, Sneha as Draupadi, etc.Munirathna-produced movie has the music of V Harikrishna, Jayanan Vincent’s cinematography and Jo Ni Harsha’s editing. The film is simultaneously being released in Kannada and Telugu on 9 August, while it will be out in Tamil and Malayalam next week. The Hindi version is scheduled for release in September first week.The movie was kick-started with the idea of making the mythological film in 2D format and the plans to make it in 3D was an afterthought. As per the makers, it has been shot twice, 2D as well as 3D formats. As a result, the Darshan-starrer, which was supposed to be out in 2018, has been delayed by an year.The story of Kurukshetra is based on Ranna’s epic poem Gadhayuddha. It will be narrated from the perspective of the Duryodhana played by Darshan. The sibling rivalry and the incidents leading to the bloody war in Kurukshetra is the primary focus in the film.In short, the 18-day battle between the Kauravas and Pandavas will be the major highlight of the film.Kurukshetra has garnered a lot of buzz as it is billed as one of the biggest movies ever made in Sandalwood. Further, Darshan has taken a break from his usual mass-masala films and opted for a challenging mythological role.Analysis: Darshan has come out with flying colors in the role of Duryodhana aka Suyodhana. His body language and high make it a tailor-made role for him. The first half belongs to the Challenging Star, while the second half majorly deals around the Kurukshetra battle. Despite weak screenplay, the film becomes a one-time watch because of Darshan’s performance backed with eye-pleasing visuals. Check it out in the viewers’ words below:McArthur: Kurkushetra is a waste of money,pure waste of starcast,,#dboss has become burden to kannada industry consistently making below par films,star plus serial Mahabharat was far better than this.#kurukshetraPOWERSTAR FAN: The best part of #Kurukshetra is the bond between duryodhana n karnano one can show thm as beautiful this movie has shown…hatsoff to entire Kurukshetra teamVinay Raikar: #kurukshetra gives us the message that birth does not define one’s character or greatness. Good quality movie. Best thing about the movie is the fresh perspective in which we see Suyodhana, Karna, Krishna, Draupadi, Bhishma, etc. @dasadarshan shines.Sumalatha Ambareesh: @dasadarshan proud of your journey as an actor, You excelled as Duryodhana of intensity , of pride ,of friendship & this will be one of your biggest milestones #Kurukshetra Interval. Entire First half belongs to Challenging Star @dasadarshan . Superb Performance Ravishankar as Shakuni is too good. BGM by @harimonium is apt. 3D is GoodMayur M Bharadwaj: @dasadarshan steals the show with his screen presence @danish_saifi10 your acting as Bheema is good @nallanagendra deserve appreciation for Lyrics and Dialogues.. Songs and BGM by @harimonium is apt Don’t miss this opportunity to watch the epic in 3D #Kurukshetra #DBossPailwaan: kurukshetra review : It Is not just a movie! We can experience the real Mahabharata in 3D effects! And dboss acting is ultimate overall movie making, direction, story naration each and every part of movie made perfect! my review – 4.75/5 #Kurukshetra #Kurukshethramನಿಮ್ಮ ಸಿನೆಮಾ: #Kurukshetra second half better with 3D. @akarjunofficial dominated with his fluency in playing Karna. Ravichandran could have dubbed his voice. #ambarish memorable role..delivers class act as bheeshma. Watch it in 3D. #Kurukshetra watch it in 3D only..ultimate experience. Will not put review as it’s must for all (link:’s tremendous effort and class act by everyone @dasadarshan rules screen majestically. It’s interval now and till now it’s awesome fantastic. Movie richhh agide. #Kurukshetra one word review till first half ..awesome and mind-blowingಕನ್ನಡ MOVIE LOVERS#KML: #KURUKSHETRA 1st half:We have no words to describe the magnum opus,treat to eyes! Still 2nd half is not finished but we are saying it this is BEST movie in INDIAN FILM INDUSTRY with respect to graphics Take that slipper shot #KachadaKannadigas Rat:4.75/5 #KannadaMovieLoversKeerthi N ಕೀರ್ತಿ ಎನ್: #Kurukshetra #kurukshetrareview #Darshan sir steel the whole show with his energy Nobody can give more than #Arjunsarja to match karna #Ravichandran done wonderful job with acting but his voice match is drawback & #Ambareesh #RaviShankar #nikhil #srinath everybody did their best Totally everyone should thank for #MuniratnaKurukshetra #munirathna sir to produce historical movie like this. @MunirathnaMLA Thank you @dasadarshan what an acting by whole team. It’s not a movie it’s an experience of #Mahabharatha must watch for everyone. & Not to forgot D BOSS has his 1st 100 crore movie Kannada industry has 2nd 100 crore nowShreyas Prakash : One Man Army Darshan Thoogudeepa Srinivas anna at his very best and steals the whole show and a perfect one for his 50th mark. Rest of the caste are too good and Arjun Sarja again with his remarkable performance as #Karna Watching 3D will absolutely be a treat to everyone War scenes are exceptionally good and BGM throughout the movie haunts And this epic one should not be missed! Do rush to your nearest theatres. #DBoss #Duryodhanalast_img read more

A starstudded crusade against air pollution

first_imgDigital stars Amol Parashar and Sarah Hashmi have come together, lending their on-screen chemistry to the brand new music video for the newer, cooler and futuristic avatar of the one-year-old ‘Hawa Badlo’ anthem. Bollywood singers Harshdeep Kaur and Javed Ali have sung this new anthem. The Master of ceremonies for the press conference announcing the launch of this music video was RJ Anurag Pandey, host of breakfast show ‘Picture Pandey’ on Fever 104 FM. Also, present were Nalini Malhotra, General Manager (Corporate Communication) GAIL (India) Limited and Protiqe Mojoomdar, Co-Founder and Producer, Handyyman – Content partner of the campaign Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe press conference also witnessed the commencement of #BringBackTheBlueSkies, a campaign dedicated to ‘Turn Back time to better environments and bluer skies that we were once used to’, through perceptible action, change in our lifestyle choices and behaviour towards the environment. According to a CSE report, air pollution is one of the biggest killer that is responsible for thousands of death every year and GAIL has been instrumental in putting up a fight against pollution. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIn light of this alarming situation, GAIL has been supporting Hawa Badlo, an independent people’s movement started more than two years ago, aimed at propagating sustainable mindset change at the individual level, which collectively establishes an extensive community change for greener and cleaner tomorrow for us and generations to come. Speaking at the conference, Amol Parashar, who is famous for starring in web series like ‘Home’ and ‘Tripling’ said, “Not only is this a very exciting project for me but also gives me a chance to connect with the youth of the country for a noble cause. I also am glad I got to experiment with my look and play a much older man for the first time! Hawa Badlo is a signature social media movement against the havoc of air pollution and I am excited and very happy to be a part of this initiative.” Sarah Hashmi, Dil Dhadakne Do and Happy Phir Bhaag Jayegi fame, added to her co-star’s input by saying, “This campaign is timely, necessary and pointing to the young changemakers to recognize this fatal menace called Air Pollution. Was surprised to learn how many people are losing their lives to it every year. I am happy to get a chance to be a part of this video with Amol and hope that it will be useful in creating the requisite connect with the youth through social media platforms.” The new video called ‘Turn back time’ – ‘Hawa Badlo V mix’ – is produced by Handyyman and has been co-written by Tanvir Ghazi and Protiqe Mojoomdar and the music is by Bishakh Jyoti Nalini Malhotra, General Manager (Corporate Communication) GAIL (India) Limited said, “The new Hawa Badlo musical video is targeted at the masses and youngsters who are being asked to bring about change in the air by their respective efforts. The campaign is in line with GAIL’s commitment to improve the air quality with collective societal effort.” she further added, “Through this music video we kick-start our campaign #BringBackTheBlueSkies which intends to inspire masses and youngsters to take positive steps against air pollution, a global killer and to bring about change in lifestyle and adopt nature friendly fuels like natural gas in our daily lives.” Protiqe Mojoomdar, Co-Founder and Producer, Handyyman said, “It’s a matter of great pride for us to be a part of this award-winning campaign, and it’s the one year anniversary for us and the anthem! We are excited at the launch of this new video, which is a part of the effort to make Hawa Badlo more relevant, contemporary and a youth movement for essential change. This time, we have added a touch of romance and the hope for a happy utopic future to the video; it’s the same song but with a new arrangement that the young audience will like. So let’s spread this and together, let’s Bring Back The Blue Skies!”. The music video is expected to generate a lot of excitement post its launch and this will flag off the launch of GAIL India’s vocal campaign #BringBackTheBlueSkies across digital media, along with a live interactive event and ‘Time Machine’ installation next month.last_img read more

Nemtsovs daughter TV propaganda factor behind his killing

first_img Comments   Share   MOSCOW (AP) — The daughter of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov has blamed state propaganda for fomenting hatred and intolerance that contributed to his killing in February.Zhanna Nemtsova said in a column published Tuesday in the business daily Vedomosti that responsibility for her father’s death was shared by employees of state-controlled TV who cast him and other opposition leaders as “national traitors.” Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Sponsored Stories Quick workouts for men Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober She urged the West to introduce sanctions against those involved in “criminal propaganda.”Nemtsova, who worked for the independent RBC news channel, was quoted by RBC as saying Monday she had recently left Russia amid threats.Her father was shot dead just outside the Kremlin on Feb. 27. The investigators have arrested five suspects, all Chechen, but haven’t yet determined who ordered the slaying. The suspected triggerman was an officer in Chechnya’s police force, and the Kremlin-backed Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov praised him as a good patriot of Russia.Federal investigators have failed to get to another suspect, a senior officer in Kadyrov’s security force, who was under protection in Chechnya and then reportedly was whisked abroad.Nemtsova’s lawyer, Vadim Prokhorov, said the stalled probe highlighted dangers for leaders of Russia’s embattled opposition. “The leaders of Chechnya have received medals instead of summons,” he said.Prokhorov also pointed at a sudden, mysterious illness of Nemtsov’s close associate, Vladimir Kara-Murza, who has remained in a serious condition a week after his hospitalization. Doctors said he was suffering from kidney failure, but no cause has been determined. 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Crystal Serenity completes extensive redesign

first_imgCrystal Serenity completes extensive redesignCrystal Serenity completes extensive redesignEmerging from an almost four-week dry dock in Bremerhaven, Germany, Crystal Serenity is ready to welcome luxury travellers aboard after its most extensive refurbishment ever. Mirroring the changes implemented aboard Crystal Symphony in November of 2017, Crystal Serenity now boasts new dining options and open-seating dining; new spacious, butler-serviced Seabreeze Penthouse and Seabreeze Penthouse Suite accommodations; redesigned lounge and entertainment venues including the Stardust Club and Palm Court; a new production show called Crystal on Broadway, The Show; and new interactive technological amenities. Crystal Serenity set sail from Lisbon on 10 November, on her first voyage since the completion of her redesign.“The scope of this redesign is truly remarkable. Our ocean ships remain at the heart of our brand and our commitment to their continued excellence and success is unwavering,” said Crystal President and CEO Tom Wolber. “The changes aboard Crystal Serenity are a beautiful reaffirmation of Crystal’s timeless style and luxury, which continues to evolve with the preferences of luxury travellers but will always be rooted in the cornerstones of genuine, personalised service, abundant space, superb quality and numerous choices.”Every aspect of the ship’s redesign is intended to anticipate guests’ needs and exceed their expectations, while adding luxurious touches and conveniences that will enhance their experience even further.“The new open-seating dining gives our guests the freedom to dine when, where and with whom they want, while the new restaurant options uniquely showcase and celebrate the flavours of the world we travel in,” Wolber continued. “The new Seabreeze accommodations are in direct response to guest demand for more suites that, of course, include our personalised butler service. And the redesigned lounges will make spaces that are already favourites among our guests even more versatile and inviting.”The dry dock, which began in Lisbon on October 14 as Crystal Serenity made her way to the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, marks the latest milestone for the expanding Crystal portfolio. Details of the new spaces and experiences guests will find on board include:New Dining OptionsAs open-seating dining debuts aboard Crystal Serenity, guests can dine where, when and with whom they choose, allowing them to indulge as they wish and affording more flexibility for evening entertainment. New venues are also debuting, offering a refreshed selection of globally inspired cuisine with reimagined décor, including:Waterside – Taking the place of the Crystal Dining Room and reflecting the chic elegance of the main dining venues aboard Crystal River Cruises and Crystal Symphony, this centrally located restaurant continues to serve daily changing menus of international classic and modern cuisine, paired with unlimited fine wines, spirits and beers. The restaurant now features more intimate seating with tables for two and four, as well as contemporary finishes, integrated lighting, a new ceiling feature and “tile” treatment that creates a cosier atmosphere. Breakfast and lunch service times continue as they were previously, while guests have the freedom to dine in Waterside for dinner any time they choose. The dinner menu continues to be offered for room service dining during dinner hours.The Marketplace and Churrascaria – The new daytime and evening identities of the former Lido Café, respectively. Both venues feature an open-kitchen concept with dishes made to order. The Marketplace serves an expansive menu of buffet-style breakfast and lunch options and transforms into Churrascaria during the dinner hours. This Brazilian-style barbecue welcomes guests with a traditional Caipirinha cocktail, then offers a selection of tapas and ceviche, salads and soups, vegetables and freshly grilled meat and seafood brochettes, served the traditional way with a “Crystal” twist. Crystal gauchos take meats directly from the grill to carve them tableside from sword-like skewers. Churrascaria offers open seating and does not require reservations.Silk Kitchen & Bar – In the Trident area of the ship that was formerly Tastes, this Asian-inspired venue serves traditional Chinese comfort food in an elegant al fresco atmosphere. Family-style favourites are on the menu for dinner, while lunch options include favourites from the noodle bar, wok dishes, traditional dumplings, Chinois soup and a small selection of favourite menu items from Tastes. Silk also serves Crystal’s late risers breakfast service. Silk offers open seating for breakfast and lunch and requires reservations for dinner.Umi Uma – The rebranded Silk Road & The Sushi Bar continues to serve the Japanese-Peruvian specialties of Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa by his personally trained chefs and remains the only Nobu restaurants at sea. Dinner reservations are required for Crystal’s specialty restaurants, including Prego.Stardust Supper Club – A brand new dining experience reminiscent of the era of the Rat Pack debuts on black-tie-optional evenings in the Stardust Club, featuring a four-course menu, live musical performances from Crystal’s Ensemble and string quartet. Cuisine reflects specialties served in Waterside, with wine pairings and desserts as well as a vegetarian menu.Prego – The specialty restaurant continues to serve regional specialties of Italy in the cosy, authentic atmosphere guests have come to love.Public SpacesPalm Court, a favourite spot on board for gatherings of all sorts, has been reimagined with an intimate atmosphere. The stage has been relocated to an “in-the-round” concept, with a new modernised bar. More tables for two and intimate seating areas, new finishes, lighting, carpeting and furniture reflect the understated modern luxury of the Palm Court on Crystal Symphony. New touches include a combination of cocktail tables and chairs, dramatic wingback chairs with footstools, sofas and coffee tables. As Palm Court has long been a destination on board for traditional afternoon teatime and refreshments, the previous stage area has become a dedicated culinary space to feature fresh pastries and snacks as guests enjoy the sweeping views from the venue’s floor-to-ceiling windows.The Stardust Club – a popular nighttime spot for drinks and dancing – features a new dance floor, new bar finishes and a refreshed décor, resulting in a lighter and more spacious feel, with new lighting and technological upgrades as well. New seating configurations allows the room to be easily transformed into a multi-functional space to host the Stardust Supper Club and large gatherings from bridge tournaments to live evening entertainment.In the Galaxy Lounge, the Crystal entertainment team is installing a new Broadway-style production show called Crystal on Broadway, The Show featuring songs from the hit musicals Rent, Something Rotten! and West Side Story. The show, which debuts on the December 7th “Pacific Coast Panorama”cruise, is a result of the partnership with Kevin McCollum, the multi Tony Award winning producer of Rent, Something Rotten! and the most recent Broadway revival of West Side Story.Pulse and the Resorts World Casino at Sea have also been updated with new modern and warm-toned coloured carpet and furnishings.New Seabreeze PenthousesOn Deck 10, 36 new Seabreeze Penthouses and two Seabreeze Penthouse Suites now occupy the space of former Deluxe Staterooms with Verandah. The new accommodations offer the same personal butler service, specialty services, walk-in closets, spa-like bathrooms and spacious square footage as the other Penthouses on board (37.4 sq. m. or 403 sq. ft. and 50 sq. m. or 538 sq. ft, respectively, including the verandah). Customised, contemporary design and décor are featured throughout, with gemstone-coloured velvets, natural materials and brushed brass touches with marble details. The Seabreeze Penthouses also feature unique entries, which are shared between two suites and recessed from the hallway. This enables a seamless design for connecting two suites for larger families upon request. In-room specialty dining and unlimited reservations at specialty restaurants are among the enhanced services enjoyed by Penthouse guests.The transformation effectively reduces the ship’s capacity from 1,070 guests to 980 guests, while the number of crew on board remains the same. A hallmark of Crystal’s onboard experience has long been a focus on copious amounts of space throughout its ships and one of the highest per-guest space and service ratios in the industry.Technological EnhancementsIn all rooms – public and guest suites – new, state-of-the-art HD flat-panel TVs have been added, featuring technology that allows guests to access a variety of information on their TVs including onboard folios, Crystal Life Spa & Salon menus, the Connoisseur Wine menu and daily restaurant menus. The new on-demand system also offers a vast library of blockbuster films and entertainment, as well as live views from the ship, broadcasts of ship lectures, presentations and destination info. Upgraded, pervasive Wi-Fi coverage throughout the ship is delivered via dedicated antennae in every suite and all public areas and open decks. A new guest portal – Crystal Connect – is also now live, found on the landing page of onboard Internet service. Guests can access it from their smartphones, tablets or computers and instantly find shipboard and itinerary info, daily menus, shore excursions and port maps, daily issues of Reflectionsand an array of complimentary global newspapers and entertainment library. Crystal Serenity’s spacious enrichment facilities also were redesigned. The Computer University@Sea has received new carpeting, seating and computer equipment, along with 70-inch TVs. The multifunctional enrichment room, The Studio, has been divided to offer a classroom for language, art and other instruction and a separate dance studio for private lessons.Crystal’s worldwide itineraries aboard the newly redesigned Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony are now available for booking for 2019, 2020 and 2021, offering travellers more than three years to plan their luxury vacations.Source = Crystal Cruiseslast_img read more

SpiceJet adds direct flights to Dubai from Jaipur and Hyderabad

first_imgIn its bid to expand operations to Dubai, SpiceJet has launched new direct flights from Jaipur and extra services from Hyderabad.Commencing on February 16, the flights from Jaipur will run five times a week with the addition of two other weekly flights to the Hyderabad route, taking the total frequency to daily. Both routes will be operated using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft.With the launch, SpiceJet offer direct connections to Dubai from 10 Indian cities.“We see huge potential, especially from non-metro cities such as Jaipur, waiting to be unlocked. Over the years we have also witnessed resurgence in demand on the Hyderabad-Dubai route from business and leisure travellers alike. Dubai is a key market in increasing our footprint across the Middle East and with these flight launches, we aim to provide our customers with better and more convenient travel options,” said Shilpa Bhatia, SpiceJet’s Senior Vice President of Commercial.The Jaipur-Dubai flights will depart the Rajasthan city every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 1015, arriving in Dubai at 1230. The return flights will then leave Dubai at 0400, arriving back in Jaipur at 0830.SpiceJet’s Hyderabad flights will depart daily at 0010 and arrive in Dubai at 0300. The return flights will then leave at either 1300 or 0400 depending on the day of the week, arriving back to Hyderabad at 1830 or 0900.last_img read more

Rep Glenn welcomes Pearl Harbor survivor to House floor

first_img Categories: Glenn News,News Lawmaker, governor present Midland veteran with tribute PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, and Gov. Rick Snyder welcome Pearl Harbor survivor U.S. Army Sgt. Don Bloomfield, 95, of Midland, to the House floor on the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Rep. Glenn, right, and the governor presented Bloomfield, a recipient of the Bronze Star, with a special tribute, and he received a standing ovation from House members. Rep. Glenn is a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves and Army National Guard whose late father, a Marine, survived the Pearl Harbor attack. Rep. Glenn serves as chairman of the Michigan affiliate of Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors.#####center_img 07Dec Rep. Glenn welcomes Pearl Harbor survivor to House floorlast_img read more

Meet with Rep Sheppard during May district hours

first_img Categories: Sheppard News 28Apr Meet with Rep. Sheppard during May district hours State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents of the 56th District to meet with him during his May in-district office hours.“I enjoy having an opportunity to meet with neighbors and hear their perspectives on the issues we face in this state,” Rep. Sheppard said. “I was elected to represent their interests, and every bit of feedback helps.”The times and locations are as follows:Monday, May 1 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Dena’s Family Restaurant, 15391 S. Dixie Highway in Monroe;Monday, May 8 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at DeCapo Coffee, 7370 Lewis Ave. in Temperance;Friday, May 19 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Great Lakes Eatery & Pub, 103 Cabelas Blvd. E. in Dundee; andMonday, May 22 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Morning Owl Coffee, 9 W. Main St. in Milan.For those unable to attend, Rep. Sheppard’s legislative office can be reached at (517) 373-2617, by email at and online at read more