first_img16Aug Rep. Noble’s bill limits tuition grants to legal residents only Legislator: No state taxes should aid illegal immigrants State Rep. Jeff Noble today introduced legislation to limit state-funded tuition grants to students legally residing in the United States.Noble, of Plymouth, said he introduced the bill as part of a sweeping legislative package to limit the use of taxpayer money to legal residents only.“Grant money for college tuition is limited as it is, and we want to ensure that the money entrusted to us by hard-working taxpayers is being used only to help people legally residing in the United States get a college education,” Noble said. “I encourage legal immigration and welcome people from other nations to Michigan, but we should not spend taxpayer money on people who are living here illegally.”Noble’s legislation is part of a multi-bill package that prevents illegal residents in Michigan from eligibility for scholarships involving state funds and housing assistance through a state agency.“It’s simple common sense that funds provided by Michigan families should be used to support legal citizens only,” Noble said.The bills were referred to the House Appropriations Committee.#####The bills is House Bill 4860center_img Categories: News,Noble Newslast_img read more

first_imgOver the past eight years the IPTV World Forum has been the key global platform leading the debate, development and deployment of IP delivered TV. The show started as small conference for an elite group of visionary industry pioneers, but over time the show has gained momentum, delivering sustained  year on year growth. As the industry expanded and diversified, it has come to represent an even more vibrant and dynamic market than could have ever have been imagined at that founding event.The industry has become more diverse in a number of ways. It has diversified in the number and type of companies that offer a TV service delivered or enhanced though IP. It is no longer the sole domain of telcos: cablecos, satellite and terrestrial broadcasters are all seeking to add compelling enhancements to their services through internet connectivity.So whilst “managed end-to-end telco IPTV” will always be at the core of our coverage, our industry is now about so much more. The business and technical challenges that our community is now wrestling with involve using the flexibility and addressability of IP to deliver a wide array of personalised services. These range from smart TVs and TV apps, to OTT and multiplatform TV services, advanced content discovery and UI, new generations of advertising, the connected home, and the CDNs that underpin all of these.For the last two years this event has carried a slightly evolved brand to reflect this change, with an ampersand inserted between “IP” and “TV”. For the first year this was somewhat subliminally inserted in our logo, and for 2012 far more clearly highlighted in a modernised logo.  We believe this has more accurately reflected the scope of the event, and the focus of our customers, in a market where no clear consensus on new terminology existed.However we have been clear for some years that in time the brand would need to more fully evolve. IPTV as a terminology is now becoming part of our industry heritage, and – to some parts of our market at least  – is associated with their competitors or alternatives.As we transition our brand we believe it is important not to align ourselves with one particular interest group. Our market is awash with alternative terminologies, each with their particular nuanced meanings and specific advocates. We believe our future – and that of the industry – is to bring together those different strands, and more, as we develop a world of connected entertainment. It is important to not only capture the mood of the market, but also to provide a wide enough frame of reference to make the event inclusive of all sectors who might wish to participate in this exciting marketplace.At the same time, we are also seeking to harness the increasingly universal recognition of certain key industry terms. In recent months there has been a mounting media consensus around the term of connected TV, consolidating an increasing wave of interest. It seems that hardly a day passes when you can’t pick up a broadsheet newspaper – or click on a mainstream news website – without seeing feature on connected TV. It would be perverse of us to ignore this trend.The TV Connect brand will more clearly reflect the incredibly rich meeting place that the show has now become. It is an inclusive brand that recognises the diversity of those now participating in the event.  These participants come not only from telcos, cable providers, broadcasters and ISPs, but also from consumer electronics and smart TV companies, content providers, application developers, or other connected entertainment providers such as gaming and music.  A simple glance at the keynotes for the 2012 show evidences this range – from Twitter to MTV, from Sony to NBC and the BBC – and connected entertainment experiences are central to the discussion.The new brand also echoes an industry that has come of age, moving away from an emphasis on technology to one on services and experiences. Whilst at its core our coverage is about IP-enabled TV, it is a testament to the work of the past few years that many of those now speaking at the show are “blind” to technology, in the sense that they take the connectivity platform as a given. The focus is now on service innovation, and building compelling connected entertainment experiences – blending platforms and media to enrich, to personalise,  to differentiate, and ultimately to monetize.As this industry comes of age, we move forward with a brand that more fully reflects the diversity of this dynamic market. We look forward to welcoming you to TV Connect, here are Olympia, on 19th-21st March 2013.Gavin WhitechurchExecutive DirectorInforma Telecoms & Medialast_img read more

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_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