Rep Schroeder holds vaping roundtable discussion with local officials and parents

first_img State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township hosted a roundtable discussion on Thursday to discuss how best to educate people about a new Waterford Township ordinance regarding vaping.“We invited all the community stakeholders to create a common message about the new township ordinance and the dangers of vaping for kids,” Rep. Schroeder said. “It’s important to get the message out to businesses, parents, and our children. Everyone has a role and embraces this collaborative effort, which will include additional community members as plans evolve. ”During the in-depth conversation, Rep. Schroeder met with Waterford Township Supervisor Gary Wall, local vape shop owner Jamie Webb, Waterford Board of Education Member Joan Sutherland, parent advocate Lisa Kane, Waterford Township Police Chief Scott Underwood and Waterford Township Trustee Karen Joliat.“Vaping” is when a battery-operated heating device (such as an electronic cigarette) vaporizes liquid inside a cartridge to deliver nicotine and flavoring to the operator without burning tobacco.Waterford Township joins a growing list of local governments enacting measures to regulate vaping among young adults. State legislators are also researching the issue and working with local leaders as the Legislature considers any potential state action.Those with questions on the regulation of vaping may contact Rep. Schroeder at (517) 373-0615 or via email at AndreaSchroeder@house.mi.gov.State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township hosted a roundtable discussion on Thursday to discuss how best to educate people about a new Waterford Township ordinance regarding vaping.FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Gary Wall, Jamie Webb, Joan Sutherland, Lisa Kane, Scott Underwood, and Karen Joliat. Categories: Schroeder News,Schroeder Photos 15Apr Rep. Schroeder holds vaping roundtable discussion with local officials and parentslast_img read more

UK telco BT has launched an ondemand channel feat

first_imgUK telco BT has launched an on-demand channel featuring video content from the British Museum to its IPTV platform BT Vision.The channel will be available to all BT TV customers at no extra charge. It will offer films produced by the British Museum including long and short form documentaries on themes including journeys of faith, great leaders, stories of the world, contemporary artists and Shakespeare. It will also air lectures and short films linked to current exhibitions.The British Museum also shares its video content on its own web site, via a dedicated YouTube channel on and social media.Marc Watson, CEO, BT Vision, said: “It is a privilege to be a partner of the British Museum and bring these programmes to BT TV viewers. Our customers can visit the museum without leaving their armchairs and see captivating stories of humanity, from civilisations which disappeared thousands of years ago to the world we live in today.”last_img read more

Jørgen Madsen Lindemann MTG president and CEO Mo

first_imgJørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG president and CEO.Modern Times Group (MTG) has decided to write down the value of its Ukrainian pay TV service, Viasat Ukraine, because of continuing economic uncertainty in the country. MTG is writing down 100% of the value of the goodwill value of its 85% stake in the platform via Viastrong Holding. The company said it will include net non-recurring charges of SEK154 million (€17 million) related to the stake in its second-quarter results. The charges comprise a SEK160 million non-cash net impairment related to Viasat Ukraine and SEK70 million of organizational and restructuring costs, offset by a SEK76 million net gain from the recently completed sale of an 80% stake in Swedish open-access fibre-to-the-home network operator Zitius to TeliaSonera.According to the company, the decision was taken due to the uncertain economic outlook in Ukraine and the devaluation of the Hryvnia. Viasat Ukraine accounted for less than 1% of MTG’s net sales in 2013.MTG said its organizational restructuring, costing SEK70 million, would deliver annual cost savings of approximately SEK40 million, which would be reinvested in business intelligence and data analysis.“The impairment of the Ukrainian assets reflects the current situation, but make no mistake that we remain committed to the operations and see substantial long term potential for the business, not least given the scale of the country and the upcoming TV digitalisation process,” said Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG president and CEO.“The sale of Zitius in Sweden has generated a healthy return on investment for us, and the broader changes we have made are all about optimising our set-up so that we can continue to invest in the Group’s growth and development.”last_img read more