June 2 2006 Part of the Construction team works o

first_imgJune 2, 2006 Part of the Construction team works on a storage shed for the ceramic bell production. The crew, made up of staff, volunteers and workshop participants, discuss details. Part of the Construction team works on a storage shed for the ceramic bell production. The crew, made up of staff, volunteers and workshop participants, discuss details. [Photo Credit: Daniel Manjarres & text: sa] Crew leader Angus explains what needs to be done to get level walls, ankered into the slab with rebar. The door frame was installed first and the block walls built up around it. [Photo Credit: Daniel Manjarres & text: sa] Concrete is mixed. It is poured into some parts of the wall, where set with rebar, it will provide additional stability. This report will continue. [Photo Credit: Daniel Manjarres & text: sa]last_img read more

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Trio of local mayors join Rep Glenn for annual State of the

first_imgRep. Gary Glenn (R-Williams Township) hosted special guests for Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address at the Michigan Capitol.Glenn was joined by Auburn Mayor Lee Kilbourn, Essexville Mayor Scott Wittbrodt and Pinconning Mayor Jason Brazeau.“I have great respect for local government, and I am humbled to be joined by these three leaders,” Glenn said. “They are on the front lines of the effort to improve our communities and make our region a better place to work, live and raise a family.”Brazeau – born and raised in Pinconning – is in his first term as mayor. He owns Brazeau Construction and has served as a youth baseball coach for a decade.Kilbourn has been mayor of Auburn since 2011, and also served a stint as mayor in the 1980s. He is a past president of the Michigan Association of Mayors. He owns Tri City Furniture in Auburn.Wittbrodt grew up in the Essexville area and was elected mayor in 2016. Wittbrodt has been employed as a probation/parole agent with the Michigan Department of Corrections since 1996.Glenn is chair of the House Energy Policy Committee and Associate Speaker Pro Tempore. 23Jan Trio of local mayors join Rep. Glenn for annual State of the State address Categories: Glenn News,Newslast_img read more

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Rep Bellino bill seeks to limit nitrous oxide abuse

first_img State Reps. Joe Bellino and Stephanie Chang today introduced bipartisan legislation to limit the sale and distribution of nitrous oxide containers, helping to combat the abuse of the dangerous gas especially among minors.“Addiction is not a joke and we’re seeing that sections of Michigan have nitrous oxide abuse increasing,” said Bellino, of Monroe. “Anything that will alter our minds, inhibit our coordination, cause liver and kidney damage, and even death from brain anoxia should not be available without significant restrictions.”Commonly called “whip-its”, the two-bill package seeks to limit distribution of containers carrying just nitrous oxide because it is returning as an inhalant of choice with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reporting over 12 million users in the United States.Chang is sponsor of the bill criminalizing the sale and distribution of the containers to anyone under the age of 18, working with Bellino’s legislation to allow collection of a civil fine up to $500.“Over the past few years, I have seen the rise in the abuse of ‘whip-its’ in southwest Detroit,” said Chang, of Detroit. “After talking with various law enforcement officials and residents in my district who are concerned about the rampant abuse and health impacts, we developed this legislation. My bill would prohibit the sale of ‘whip-its’ to minors. This is a common-sense solution to a growing problem all over our state.”Bellino, a recovering addict for over 30 years, agreed with the legislation’s necessity.“When you see any drug rebounding in popularity, you’ve got to act instead of letting it destroy more lives,” Bellino said. “Today kids might do ‘whip-its’, but tomorrow they can move on to a drug even more dangerous. We’ve got to block that path.”House Bills 5463 and 5464 were assigned to the House Regulatory Reform Committee.##### 30Jan Rep. Bellino bill seeks to limit nitrous oxide abuse Categories: Bellino News,Newslast_img read more

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European Commission vicepresident Neelie Kroes ha

first_imgEuropean Commission vice-president Neelie Kroes has told European cable CEOs that the EC is opposed to draft legislation in the Netherlands that would force cable operators to open up their networks to third-party providers.The cable industry is opposed to two amendments to the Diutch implementation of the EU Telecom Directive and one amendment to the country’s media law that could see Dutch operators forced to give open access to networks. Cable industry body Cable Europe has questioned their compliance with the EU regulatory framework which holds that infrastructure should only be regulated in this way on the basis of a market analysis that has identified a dominant network.Kroes told a meeting of cable operators in Brussels that the EC will use its powers to oppose the amendments.last_img read more

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Liberty Global president and CEO Mike Fries will t

first_imgLiberty Global president and CEO Mike Fries will take part in the forthcoming ANGA COM TV Summit, which takes place in Cologne from June 4-6.Fries will take part in the TV Summit, which will focus on the topic “Networks and Content: Who pays the Bill?” alongside Karola Wille, chairwoman, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, Conrad Albert, managing board, ProSiebenSat.1 Media, Andreas Bereczky, director, production, ZDF, Adrian von Hammerstein, CEO, Kabel Deutschland, Dietmar Schickel, managing director, Tele Columbus, and Brian Sullivan, CEO, Sky Deutschland.last_img read more

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