October 9, 2006 Welcome to the October 1. 2006 workshop participants. Back from left: Angela Truffa, Errin Turner, Jung Ju Lee, David Hutchens and Alfonso Elia. Front from left: Stanford Mandizha and Ilaria Ferraboli. [Photo & text: sa]
Categories: Diana Farrington News State Rep. Diana Farrington of Utica today cosponsored legislation encouraging Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program.Each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements would receive $25,000, plus an additional amount based on the number of veterans in the county under the proposed legislation. To continue receiving the grant, an established county veteran service office must meet benchmarks for staff performance and reporting while maintaining the previous year’s funding level.“Local veteran service offices give veterans access to advising and assistance on benefits they are eligible for,” Farrington said. “For counties that do not have an accredited county service officer at hand, veterans are sometimes withheld from services they need.”Under the current veterans benefit model, the state supplies the Veteran Service Coalition with a grant to provide benefit services to veterans. Depending on the county, a Veteran Service Officer may only be available for a few hours each month at a single location such as a city library.Eleven Michigan counties are currently without a veteran service office. Farrington said this could be due to the number of veterans in the area, lack of funding or because the county partners with neighboring counties.“While Macomb County already has an accredited veteran service officer at its local department, this grant will still provide funding to help even further expand the level of service provided to veterans,” Farrington said.The measure, House Bill 5536, will be formally read into the record Thursday. 07Feb Farrington sponsors county grant legislation benefiting veteran services
Dutch telco KPN has named Joost Farwerch as managing director of its Dutch operations. KPN has also appointed Godert Vinkesteijn as chief financial officer, KPN Netherlands.KPN has set the goal of stabilising its share of the Dutch mobile and fixed-broadband maket by the end of this year and to improve its cost base.Farwerck and Vinkesteijn currently sit on the executive committee of KPN’s home consumer division.
Modern Times Group (MTG), now separated from TV and broadcasting offshoot Nordic Entertainment, has named Thomas Schmidt as chief commercial officer of its eSport subsidiary ESL.Schmidt, who joined ESL as a non-executive board member in October last year, was previously responsible for the global media rights business of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.In his new role, he will be responsible for developing ESL’s global sales and expanding all existing and new brand partners and media distribution revenue streams.Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, President CEO of MTG said: “Thomas’s experience in expanding the distribution and marketing of the UEFA Champions League will together with the ESL team help this young esports industry reach its true potential. He is a great addition to the ESL team and will be key to driving continued growth for MTG’s world-leading esports business.”Schmidt said: “Over the past few years, esports enjoyed an explosive growth in popularity all around the world. However, the commercial development of esports is still in its infancy and has just started to explore its potential.ESL is the global powerhouse of esports, and in my view best placed to drive the sport forward and lead its commercial direction. I’m delighted to join ESL’s vibrant team of ambitious and talented people.”
ShareTweet “I continue to appeal to members of the public to come forward with any information about the supply or use of illegal drugs or criminal activity.“Anyone with any information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”REVEALED: THE HAUL OF DRUGS SEIZED BY COPS FROM DERRY DRUG DEALER was last modified: April 14th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: The man was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including possession of cocaine; simple possession and possession with intent to supply herbal cannabis with a street value of £20,000; and possession of criminal property.He was also arrested on suspicion of possessing criminal property in respect of a quantity of cash and £280,000 worth of herbal cannabis, which was seized in Derry on last September 22, 2016.The suspect remains in custody at Strand Road police station for questioning.Detective Inspector Tom McClure said: “We are committed to tackling illegal drugs and other criminal activities and keeping communities safe. THIS is the haul of drugs seized by police last night during a drugs bust in Derry.Detectives from the PSNI’s Reactive and Organised Crime branch assisted by Derry’s District Support Team arrested a 27 year old man under the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act.It follows a planned search at a house in Derry after a haul of cannabis, cocaine and cash was seized. DI TOM MCCLUREdistrict support teamPSNIREACTIVE AND ORGANISED CRIME BRANCHREVEALED: THE HAUL OF DRUGS SEIZED BY COPS FROM DERRY DRUG DEALER