first_img Categories: Cox News,News The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Laura Cox designed to reduce the number of child injuries in vehicle accidents by updating the guidelines for child booster seats and car seats.Cox, of Livonia, said her bill will help protect Michigan’s most vulnerable residents. The legislation updates Michigan’s child passenger safety laws based on the most recent recommendations of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, American Academy of Pediatrics and other groups dedicated to child safety.“As technology advances and introduces better child car safety devices, the child safety standards also must be updated,” Cox said. “This legislation helps parents and law enforcement become better educated on updated recommendations to keep our children safe during travel.“The current criteria is outdated, and suggests a type of child safety seat based solely on a child’s age,” Cox said. “New standards also take into account a child’s weight, a factor which has been proven to be of the utmost importance in selecting a car seat.”Changes to the current law include:Children under 2 or who weigh less than 30 pounds must be in a rear-facing seat;Children ages 2 to 5, or who weigh 30 pounds to 50 pounds, may be in a front-facing car safety seat;Children between ages 5 and 8, or who weigh 50 pounds or over or are 57 inches tall may use a booster seat.From age 8 and up, children must be restrained by a seat belt.The bill now goes to the full Senate for consideration.#####The bill is House Bill 4951. 17Jan Senate committee approves Rep. Cox’s child safety billcenter_img Legislation helps keep kids safe while travelinglast_img read more

first_imgUkrainian cable operator Volia has received permission from the country’s competition regulator to acquire pay TV operator Odek.When Volia purchases Odek, it will be able to offer its services to 3.5 million homes in 29 cities in total. The operator plans to modernise Odek’s network so it can offer high-speed broadband and digital TV services. The deal is expected to complete by mid-October.last_img

first_imgGoogle has added Android mirroring to its Chromecast smart TV devices, enabling user to see their phone and tablets on their TV, enabling them to navigate apps and content on their devices on the big screen. The move, trailed at last month’s Google I/O conference, means that Chromecast now has the same feature for Android phones that Apple’s rival AirPlay offering has for iOS devices.Chromecast users can now select the CastScreen feature on their navigation menu in the Chromecast app and select their Chromecast device. On Nexus devices, the feature is also available through the quick settings menu.The feature is currently in beta and will roll out on popular Android phones from Samsung, HTC, LG and other over the next few days as part of the Chromecast app version 1.7 update.last_img read more

first_imgJoyne, a new Dutch satellite pay TV offering with low-cost flexible packages and a sport-skewed line-up of channels, has tapped Eutelsat to provide capacity via the Eutelsat 9B satellite to reach viewers in the Netherlands and Europe.Joyne is offering a mix of 30 pay and free-to-air channels including Fox Sports HD and Discovery Networks Benelux.Monthly subscriptions are available from €13. Joyne is offering the option of signing up for one month with no ongoing commitment, in a move that is targeted at viewers with second homes and holiday homes. It is also making aspecial offers for public spaces in campsites and bars to target the recreational market.Joyne has tapped Conax to provide conditional access. The service is receivable via 45cm dishes in the Eutelsat 9B footprint.Hans Brunas, CEO of Joyne, said, “The new Joyne brand stands for connection and the pleasure afforded by quality entertainment. Our new proposition will be distinctive for TV quality, broad reception across Europe and flexibility in subscriptions. With these criteria at the centre of our ambition it is a logical choice to select Eutelsat as our satellite platform and we look forward to a long cooperation.”Michel Azibert, chief commercial and development officer of Eutelsat, said: “This new contract with Joyne on Eutelsat 9B reflects the efficiency of satellites for targeting language communities and for extending access to premium pay TV content for the many viewers who want short-term seasonal solutions. It marks the first step in a partnership with a new European player that places exceptional flexibility at its core.”last_img read more

first_img POLICE are on the trail of the rider of this motorbike who gave cops the slip yesterday during separate chases across Derry.In his hurry to evade capture, the dozy rider forgot to put enough unleaded fuel in the tank and was forced to dump his scrambler-style bike, helmet, Hi-Vis vest and a wheel brace at the scene.An officer writing on PSNI Foyle’s Facebook wrote: 1. Wore a Helmet 2. Had Hi-Visibility Clothing BUT3. No Lights 4. No Registration Plate 5. No Insurance 6. Dangerous Driving “He made off from the Bogside, Brandywell and Fountain Neighbourhood Team on the Northland Road but seemed to be looking a chase as he would speed off then hang back and look around at us. “We picked him up again on Buncrana Road where his stupid attitude and moronic actions finally came to a head as he ran out of fuel. “He had the criminal gumption to dump his wheel brace, Hi-Vis and helmet (he wouldn’t have been hard to spot in a crowd) but lost his bike.”Police remove another dangerous motorbike from the streets of Derry was last modified: March 18th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet “ADVICE: Don’t Goad Police If You’re Running Out Of Fuel.“We’ve all seen awful drivers who seem to have only read half of the Highway Code. “I actually remember chasing a guy who drove like a maniac but stopped at a Zebra Crossing to let a group across “Today we got this bike off a guy who appeared to only get up to page 2 of the book: bogsideBrandywellBUNCRANA ROADfountainNorthland roadPolicePolice remove another dangerous motorbike from the streets of DerryPSNI FOYLEscramblerlast_img read more