DecaturHamilton fire chief joins Nesbitt for 911 ceremony

first_img13Sep Decatur-Hamilton fire chief joins Nesbitt for 9/11 ceremony Decatur-Hamilton Fire Chief Jack Conklin joined state Rep. Aric Nesbitt today for a special ceremony in the Michigan House of Representatives honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, as well as Michigan first responders who lost their lives in the line of duty this year.Rep. Nesbitt joined by Decatur-Hamilton Fire Chief Jack Conklin at the Michigan House of Representatives ceremony honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as well as first responders in Michigan who have given their lives in the line of duty this year. Chief Conklin has been a volunteer firefighter since 1969.“I was honored to be joined by Chief Conklin today at the state Capitol to pay tribute the victims and selfless heroes who lost their lives during the attack on our nation on September 11, 2001,” said Nesbitt, R-Lawton.  “During this time, it is also important to remember local first responders and members of the military, like Mattawan firefighter Nate Fruin and Army Sgt. Mark H. Schoonhoven of Plainwell, who have given the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the safety of our families, friends, and neighbors.”The Michigan House holds an annual event to honor first responders and the victims of 9/11, as well as the first responders and service members from Michigan who were killed during the last year.### Categories: Newslast_img read more

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Rep Glenn introduces measure calling for state agencies to fulfill FOIA requests

first_img Categories: Glenn News 14Mar Rep. Glenn introduces measure calling for state agencies to fulfill FOIA requests promptly State Rep. Gary Glenn of Williams Township today introduced legislation requiring state departments to fulfill Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests within 60 days of the initial requests.Glenn’s measure is in response to a public statement issued by Attorney General Bill Schuette in December 2017 outlining how Michigan’s FOIA does not specify a particular timeline for when a state department must fulfill a request for information.“Under Michigan’s current FOIA setup, state agencies have no deadline when processing FOIA requests,” Glenn said. “We need to ensure taxpayers receive the information they request from a state department promptly. Allowing state agencies two months to fulfill FOIAs is entirely reasonable and it forces government agencies to respect the people’s right to know.”The measure to increase transparency comes during Sunshine Week, which celebrates the importance of open government and freedom of information.House Bill 5733 will be formally read into the record Thursday.last_img read more

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Accumulated mobile data traffic for video will cli

first_imgAccumulated mobile data traffic for video will climb dramatically from 50 ExaBytes for the period 2010-15 to an estimated 1,000 ExaBytes between 2016 and 2021, according to Ericsson.In the Mobile World Congress edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, the company said that in 2015 alone, net-added mobile data traffic was 20 ExaBytes, half of which consisted of video traffic.“The additional video traffic in 2015 is comparable to approximately three full length movies per smartphone subscription,” said Ericsson.According to the report, key drivers of mobile video traffic included uptake of video on-demand services like HBO and Netflix, which drives longer viewing times, and strong growth of video streaming driven by content providers like YouTube, which in many mobile networks today accounts for 50–70% of video traffic.Ericsson also pointed to user behaviour changes, with TV and video content, increasingly consumed over mobile networks and on multiple devices, including smartphones, as well as the increasing appearance of video as part of other online applications, including news, advertisements and social media.“The growth in data traffic is being driven both by increased smartphone subscriptions and a continued increase in average data volume per subscription, fuelled primarily by more viewing of video content,” said Ericsson, which reported a 65% year-on-year growth in mobile data traffic between Q4 2014 and Q4 2015.last_img read more

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