Price bill helps municipalities fight blight and protect community resources

first_img Categories: News 22Dec Price bill helps municipalities fight blight and protect community resources A bipartisan bill to help municipalities cover the cost for repairing or demolishing fire damaged property was approved by the Michigan House and is now headed to the governor for consideration, announced state Rep. Amanda Price.House Bill 5862 allows municipalities to increase the amount of funds withheld in the fire insurance escrow accounts. Additionally, if a municipality has used grants or other public funds to demolish a structure that has insurance proceeds withheld, it may now use those proceeds to pay back the public funds and demolish other blighted structures.“This legislation ensures that municipalities are adequately covered for the costs incurred to repair or demolish fire damaged structures,” said Price, R-Park Township. “Increasing the amount a municipality can hold in escrow allows our communities to fight blight and remove potentially dangerous properties from our neighborhoods.”HB 5862 allows municipalities to withhold up to $12,000 for residential structures affected by fire damage. Additionally, if any of the money held in the fire insurance escrow account is not used by the municipality it must be returned to the homeowner.“This common-sense change allows municipalities to proactively deal with fire-damaged properties without forcing financial burdens on the community,” Price said. “At the same time, the legislation also protects homeowners by returning any unused insurance funds to the homeowner.”###last_img read more

Rep Hughes schedules six office hour stops throughout Muskegon County

first_img05Feb Rep. Hughes schedules six office hour stops throughout Muskegon County Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, has scheduled six office hour events during February in Holton, Montague, Twin Lake, Ravenna, Norton Shores and Fruitport.“These office hours allow me to hear feedback on the work being done in Lansing,” said Rep. Hughes. “By gathering input and answering your concerns, I can ensure I am doing my best to represent you each day.”The February office hours are as follows:Monday, Feb. 2211a.m.- noon – Holton Township Hall, 6511 Holton Whitehall Road, Holton12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – The Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry St., Montague2-3 p.m. – Lakewood Club Hall, 6681 Automobile Road, Twin LakeFriday, Feb. 26 8-9 a.m. – Toast N’ Jams, 3462 Henry St., Norton Shores9:30-10:30 a.m. – Ravenna Round Table, 12396 Stafford St., Ravenna11 a.m.-noon – Fruitport Township Hall, 5865 Airline Road, FruitportAnyone unable to attend the office hour events can schedule an appointment or share their thoughts by calling Rep. Hughes’ Lansing office, toll-free, at 877-633-0331. Rep. Hughes can also be contacted by email at or mail at N-1195 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909. Categories: Hughes News,Newslast_img read more

Rep Kahles bill to reduce dental expenses signed into law

first_img Categories: Kahle News,News 21Dec Rep. Kahle’s bill to reduce dental expenses signed into law Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Bronna Kahle to ensure patients save money on dental work has been signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder.The new law clarifies that dentures, crowns, bridges and similar dental devices are exempt from the state’s 6 percent sales and use tax.“This new law will reduce the overall cost of many types of dental work for Michigan families,” Kahle, of Adrian, said after the governor signed her legislation. “It’s good news for patients, the dental industry and public health. I’m happy to have played a prominent role in advancing this measure through the Legislature.”The legislation ensures certain dental devices are exempted from the sales and use tax in the same manner as other prosthetics such as hearing aids, walkers and eyeglasses. The measure also clears up a state law which had caused some confusion in the past.Sales and use taxes on dental prosthetics had not been collected for decades. But a recent Treasury review of 2004 law changes suggested the devices should be subject to the taxes.Kahle’s legislation helps make sure the original intent – that the dental devices not be subject to sales and use taxes – is followed.Kahle’s bill is part of a multi-bill package signed by Snyder to address the issue.###Kahle’s legislation is House Bill 5164. Other bills in the package are House Bills 5173, Senate Bill 566 and Senate Bill 567.last_img read more

Irdeto will provide conditional access security to

first_imgIrdeto will provide conditional access security to Cyfrowy Polsat when the DTH operator launches its mobile DTT service.The operator acquired mobile TV infrastructure provider Info-TV-FM in October. It said it was in talks with device manufacturers and has signed a deal with Irdeto to secure its pay TV service on mobile devices capable of receiving DTT signals.last_img

HBO Europe has appointed Will Harrison as chief op

first_imgHBO Europe has appointed Will Harrison as chief operating officer.Harrison will take-up the newly-created role in January and will be based in Budapest. He will report to HBO Europe CEO Linda Jensen.Harrison has held senior roles at Disney, Time Warner, A&E Television Networks and Spectrum Strategy Consultants and has also held board appointments at HBO Central Europe, Super RTL, GMTV and FilmFlex.He joins HBO from business consultancy Vicat Media.Jensen said, “I am delighted to welcome Will Harrison as COO at HBO Europe; we continue to grow the company and expand our operations, and his wide international experience with some of the leading companies in the television business will prove invaluable to HBO Europe as we develop our markets and move forward.”last_img read more

Cloud gaming service OnLive will come installed on

first_imgCloud gaming service OnLive will come installed on new models of Android-powered Philips TVs in Europe, starting later this year. The OnLive Game Service Android app will be available out-of-the-box alongside other on-demand entertainment apps for music and video, thanks to a strategic partnership between OnLive and TP Vision – the exclusive brand licensee of Philips TVs in Europe and Russia, the Middle East, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and selected Asia-Pacific countries.“Integrating OnLive directly onto Philips TVs powered by Android is a perfect example of how even the most graphically demanding games can be delivered into the living room without the need for dedicated high-end gaming hardware,” said Rick Sanchez, VP for product and marketing at OnLive.Bruce Grove, general manager at OnLive added: “This integration is indicative of our device strategy – we aim to be wherever players want to play their games. It also aligns extremely well with our imminent expansion in Nordic territories, where the Philips brand continues to be a market leader.”OnLive launched in 2010 and offers premium-quality gaming via the cloud on Macs and PCs as well as a range of tablets, smart phones and TVs.last_img read more

Consumer spend across key digital entertainment ca

first_imgConsumer spend across key digital entertainment categories grew at double digit pace last year, according to statistics from the US-based Digital Entertainment Group (DEG).The industry association said in its year-end 2014 Home Entertainment Report that subscription video-on-demand spend was up 25% year-on-year in Q4 2014, and by the same amount for the full year.Electronic sell-through (EST) spend rose by 24% in the fourth quarter versus the same period last year with overall EST for 2014 up 30% year-on-year, coming in at more than US$1.5 billion (€1.3 billion), according to the DEG.It added that EST for theatrical new releases climbed by more than 60% in 2014 and said that total US home entertainment spending topped nearly US$18 billion for the year.Citing figures provided by the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), the body behind the UltraViolet initiative, the DEG said the number of UV accounts grew by more than 30% in 2014, with the total number currently at more than 21 million.“HDTV penetration is now at more than 95 million households. All Blu-ray playback devices (including set-tops and game consoles) are at 70 million US households,” said the DEG.The DEG is a US-based industry association that advocates and promotes entertainment platforms, products and distribution channels onbehalf of motion picture, music, consumer electronics and technology companies.Its board of directors includes executives from companies including Walt Disney Studios, Universal Studios, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Samsung, Philips, Microsoft and Intel.last_img read more

Australian pay TV operator Foxtel is set to launch

first_imgAustralian pay TV operator Foxtel is set to launch its advanced iQ3 set-top box for new and existing customers on March 23. The box include ‘start over’ and ‘look back’ functionality, letting users click to go back to the beginning of a show or scroll back by 24 hours to watch shows that have already aired.Other features include WiFi connectivity, more recording space and intelligent discovery features that let subscribers know what’s trending and suggests shows based on household viewing.last_img read more

Bruce Tuchman AMC Networks International AMCNI h

first_imgBruce TuchmanAMC Networks International (AMCNI) has launched Sundance Channel Global on Orange TV through its ADSL fibre and satellite platforms in France. The channel went live last week as part of Orange’s Cinema and Series TV, broadcasting independent feature films and documentaries and original drama series.“This exciting launch will significantly extend the reach of Sundance Channel in France,” said president of AMC and Sundance Channel Global, Bruce Tuchman.“AMC Networks International has experienced record-breaking growth with new distribution agreements on television platforms around the world and we’re looking forward to working closely with Orange to deliver original dramatic series as well as the best in independent cinema.”The move comes after AMCNI launched its AMC channel for the first time in the UK on August 28 via BT.Earlier this year, Slovak Telekom in Slovakia launched Sundance Channel for the first time as part of a wider expansion of AMCNI’s portfolio of linear TV channels in Europe.last_img read more

German trade show ANGA COM has said its visitor nu

first_imgGerman trade show ANGA COM has said its visitor numbers this year grew by 6% to reach 18,000, while the number of attendees to its congress grew by 16% to 2,200.The number of countries of origin of attendees grew by 20% to 89, according to ANGA COM.ANGA COM has also announced that it is moving to new halls and a modern congress centre in the northern part of the Köln Messe next year. The 2017 event will take place between May 30 and June 1.Thomas Braun, president of cable association ANGA said: “ANGA COM was again a huge success for us. Our Cologne show team has once again excelled itself. The close combination of broadband and media as well as of the exhibition and congress has paid off. For this, I would like to thank also our cooperation partner Medienforum NRW and the altogether 12 industry associations that actively supported us. I was particularly impressed by the positive energy that could be experienced in the exhibition hall. Our industry is and will remain the most important motor for digitisation.”last_img read more

Microsoft has agreed to buy virtual reality social

first_imgMicrosoft has agreed to buy virtual reality social network, AltspaceVR, securing the future of a service that was due to close in August due “unforeseen financial difficulty”.Microsoft announced the deal alongside a number of other developments as it outlined its commitment to mixed reality at an event in San Francisco.Alex Kipman, Technical Fellow of new device categories in the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft, said: “With the AltspaceVR team onboard we look forward to building the world’s preeminent mixed reality community.”In a blog post, AltspaceVR described the deal as “an adrenaline shot” for the service and said it plans to introduce new events, features and activities to the community. It also said AltspaceVR will remain a cross-platform offering, with no immediate plans to launch on Microsoft HoloLens.“AltspaceVR will stay AltspaceVR. Microsoft is most interested in preserving the current community that uses AltspaceVR to connect and interact with new and old friends,” said the company.“These first few months will focus on fostering our community and making sure AltspaceVR remains a friendly, welcoming and vibrant place to hang out in virtual reality.”At the same time, Microsoft yesterday unveiled the latest device in its growing family of Windows Mixed Reality headsets – the Samsung HMD Odyssey.The headset includes dual AMOLED high-resolution displays, a 110-degree field of view, built-in AKG headphones, and built-in six degrees of freedom (6 DOF) inside-out position tracking.Microsoft also announced per-order availability for the full range of Mixed Reality Windows headsets that will launch ahead of Christmas, including devices made by Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo.“We are standing at the threshold of the next revolution in computing. A revolution where computers empower us to expand our capabilities and transcend time, space, and devices. A revolution where we immerse ourselves in virtual worlds of our choosing and we accomplish seemingly impossible things while making lasting memories with the people we love,” said Kipman.AltspaceVR announced its closure at the end of July, but said in mid-August it would “live-on” and was in “deep in discussions with others who are passionate about AltspaceVR who want to guarantee that our virtual oasis stays open”.last_img read more

Equestrian sports channel HC has launched its Swe

first_imgEquestrian sports channel H&C has launched its Swedish channel on Nordic Entertainment Group’s Viasat platform where it will be offered on an a la carte basis, retailed at SEK59 (€5.65).Viasat’s subscribers in Sweden will be able to watch H&C’s offering of equestrian sport, including a calendar of Swedish and international events, exclusive masterclasses, and documentaries. The service comprises a 24/7 linear feed and a 10-day catch-up, and the channel will be available on linear TV as well as a streamed channel on Viaplay, Nordic Entertainment Group’s subscription video on demand service.This month H&C will bring Viasat’s equestrian fans coverage of the World Equestrian Games which take place in Tryon, North Carolina from September 11-23.The Autumn schedule will also bring highlights and coverage of the Sweden International Horse Show in December, with the Gothenburg Horse Show to follow in February 2019 and Falsterbo Horse Show scheduled for July 2019. Programming produced in Sweden also includes Outside the Box med Elenore Simberg and H&C Bakom Kulisserna.H&C’s current international presence on cable networks and pay TV networks includes Prime Video from Amazon in the UK and Germany, Ziggo in The Netherlands and Roku in the US and the UK, and Fetch TV in Australia, reaching an estimated 48.5 million households.last_img read more


first_img ANGER AS HEARTLESS THIEVES RANSACK DERRY HOME OF ‘RAINY BOY SLEEP’ SINGER STEVIE MARTINDerryGREAT JAMES STREETliffordPSNI Singer and musician Stephen Martin whose body was found in Co SligoPOLICE are investigating after the Derry home of singer Stevie Martin was ransacked by thieves.There has been widespread anger after callous burglars robbed his home on Great James Street, Derry.And the crooks made of with his prized blue Stratocaster guitar, other sentimental musical equipment in the property, and a sum of money. ShareTweet The deplorable lowlifes ransacked his property while family and friends issued heartfelt appeals for information on his whereabouts when he was reported missing.A search and rescue operation was launched by lifeboat services and the 118 helicopter when Mr Martin’s vehicle was found by Gardaí close to Fanad Pier.Originally from Lifford, the superbly talented 29 year old, also known has Rainy Boy Sleep had gained major popularity in local music circles – and was tipped to eventually become a huge star in his own right.Sadly, his body was found close to Co. Sligo on August 13th. Police in Derry are now appealin for information from the public in relation to the burglary.Stevie Martin’s keyboard stolen from his Great James Street home in Derry, say policeThe PSNI say the robbery occurred between 10.30am on Thursday 11th, and 11.30am on Friday 12th.Stephen’s family have expressed their desire to get these precious items located and returned to them.If anyone can provide information in relation to the burglary they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them on 0800 555 111.ANGER AS HEARTLESS THIEVES RANSACK DERRY HOME OF ‘RAINY BOY SLEEP’ SINGER STEVIE MARTIN was last modified: August 25th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more


first_imgShareTweet Among them are the St Patrick’s Catholic Girl Guides Group in Claudy, who will be making their Halloween debut this year and there is plenty of excitement amongst the youngsters who have been getting creative with some fishy features ahead of the big night.Around 30 of the girls will be taking part in the carnival parade aged from age 4 – 11, and they are working with some of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s facilitators on props, costumes and performance ideas for the big night.Kiera McFeely runs the group, which has doubled in numbers to 52 members since last year, and she said there has been great excitement since the plan to take part was announced.“Last year we did a fashion show to raise funds for both the Guides group and Children in Crossfire which was a great success, but this is the first time we have signed up for Halloween so there has been great excitement. We had our first workshop last week and the girls have been working with willow and papier mache to make giant fish lanterns which will form part of the parade. WITH just a few weeks to go now until the North West’s favourite night of the year, hundreds of little Hallowe’en helpers have been beavering away putting the final touches to the fabulous array of costumes and props soon to be revealed in Derry’s world famous Hallowe’en Carnival Parade.The City of Bones, to give it its official title, is waiting to hear if it has clinched the title of Number One Hallowe’en destination in the World, as votes still flood in to the USA Today online poll.And to make sure the city lives up to its potential new title, the festival is stepping things up a gear with an even more impressive bag of ghoulish tricks and treats in store for visitors.The North West Carnival Group are now working with some talented young artists and performers in schools, community groups and youth organisations on some of the magical maritime pieces based on this year’s Rise of the River Gods theme. “We’re taking part in the Lagan section of the carnival, and we’re still waiting now to find out what kind of costumes we’ll be wearing. To be honest I think the leaders are even more excited than the girls to find out what they will be wearing on the night!“The girls have been working really hard and it will be fantastic to see the end result when they get dressed up. And the hard work will have paid off as it will count towards one of their badges.”The group has really expanded in the past year, from 26 members to 52, and Kiera believes that participation in such events is a great incentive to join local community and youth groups.“I definitely think that our increasing numbers are down to taking part in local events, and engaging more with the community. It’s a great opportunity to be a part of something that belongs to the entire community, and to learn new skills and showcase our work.“It will be a bit of an undertaking getting them organised on the night but it will definitely be worth it as I know it will be fantastic fun.”The Claudy Girl Guides will be taking part in the Rise of the River Gods Street Carnival Parade taking place at 7pm on Halloween Night, following the usual route along Strand Road and Queen’s Quay.A full programme of haunting Hallowe’en events will take place across the city in the days leading up to Hallowe’en. For more information on the full programme go to GET SET FOR CARNIVAL DEBUT IN THE CITY OF BONES was last modified: October 13th, 2015 by John2John2 Tags: CLAUDY GIRL GUIDESGUIDES GET SET FOR CARNIVAL DEBUT IN THE CITY OF BONESKIERA MCFEELYlast_img read more


first_imgShareTweet DANNY O’CARROLLletterkennyLOUIS JAMESREVEALED: HOST OF CELEBRITIES COMING TO BUSTER’S CHARITY DAY FOR BUNCRANA PIER VICTIMSSEAN MCGROTTY Danny O Carroll ( Buster) with Liverpool and Ireland internationals Ray Houghton and Ronnie Wheelan who turn waiters with host of TV and sporting stars who turn out to support Danny O Carroll (Buster) Charity Christmas Party in Co Donegal in aid of a autism unity at the local school and they Paediatric Ward at Letterkenny General Hospital. Photo Brian McDaidMRS Brown’s Boy star Danny O’Carroll has revealed a stunning line-up for his charity golf and dinner day events to raise money for two separate charities – the Buncrana drowning tragedy and suicide prevention.And Danny has promised there will be even more top names by the time of the golf classic and dinner night on May 20th.We can reveal that the line-up so far includes Pat Shields from Mrs Browns Boys, Dermot O’Neill, Mrs Browns Boys, Paddy Houlihan, Mrs Browns Boys, Jeremy Kyle, TV presenter, and Steve Garrigan, lead singer from top Irish band Kodaline. The other half will go to Louise James who lost her partner Sean McGrotty, (46), her sons Mark (12) and Evan, eight, as well as her mother Ruth Daniels (59) and her 14-year-old sister Jodi-Lee in Buncrana last month.Said Danny: “They are two great causes – and we’re going to have two great events to help these causes.“I am delighted with the line-up so far but I can promise there are a good few more celebrities on my list and I am determined to get more of them in County Donegal on May 20th.“I would urge people to book their places in the golf – and for the dinner as tickets are selling fast.”“I’ve never lost anyone to suicide but I’m hearing all the time of tragedies in Donegal and I felt I needed to do something so I began planning a gala dinner so that the charity Pieta House can have a presence in Donegal,” said Danny.“It takes €1,000 to help each person who goes to the charity so if we can raise €10,000 that’s potentially ten lives saved and as a society we have to do more to prevent suicides.”“They are two separate causes but I thought with all the celebrities who are going to be in Donegal on May 20 we could get two events up and running.“It’s going to be a happy day with loads of fun on the golf course and then at night the celebrities will be waiters for the gala dinner and two very worthwhile causes will benefit from it.”Golf teams of four are being asked to make a donation of €500, with a table of ten at the Mount Errigal gala dinner costing €750.Tickets are available now by calling the Mount Errigal Hotel but they are going very fast!REVEALED: HOST OF CELEBRITIES COMING TO BUSTER’S CHARITY DAY FOR BUNCRANA PIER VICTIMS was last modified: May 1st, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: “Steve is bringing his guitar,” said Danny.And there’s more: Laurance Kinlin (Love/Hate) Jason McAteer (ex-ootballer) Shane Burn (ex-Rugby player) Ronnie Whelan (ex-footballer) Stephen Hunt (footballer) Noel Hunt (footballer) Peter Odemwinge (footballer) Jason Quigley (boxer) Paddy Wallace (ex-Rugby player) Diana Bunici (Tv presenter/Writer) and Mundy will be coming to sing a few songs.There are two events on May 20th – a charity golf tournament at the famous Rosapenna Links course. Then later that night there is a gala dinner at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny.Danny, who plays Buster in the hit RTE comedy, is raising money for help establish a Pieta House centre in Letterkenny. Half the money raised will go to Pieta House.last_img read more

Speaking ahead of the event Mayor Boyle said I

first_imgSpeaking ahead of the event, Mayor Boyle said: “I’m really looking forward to our Christmas Switch On event, which officially kick starts our Christmas festivities across the City and District. “We are expecting a lot of people here tomorrow night to welcome Santa, and I would encourage parents to get here nice and early to get a good spot to see his arrival.“There will be plenty of entertainment with live music and animation – just make sure to wrap up warm. “This is a great way to start the festive season and with the Guildhall Craft Fair beginning on Friday, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Derry and Strabane!” THOUSANDS of believers are expected to turn out to join the Mayor of Derry and Strabane, Councillor John Boyle, and special guests to welcome Santa to the city this evening, Thursday, November 22, for the big Christmas Lights Switch on in Guildhall Square. Mayor Boyle urged people to arrive early for the live music and festivities which will take place in the Peace Garden, Guildhall Square and Waterloo Place from 5-8pm. YouTube sensation Adam Beales (TheNewAdamb99) will be flicking the switch at 7.25pm and large crowds are anticipated. ShareTweet Tonight’s event will feature two stages with BBC Radio Foyle’s Mark Patterson hosting in Guildhall Square and local entertainer Michael Doherty performing MC duties in Waterloo Place.Musical performers in Guildhall Square will include George Hutton and Paul Casey, and the St Oliver Plunket Primary School Choir, while Superstition will perform in Waterloo Place. The lights are expected to be switched on at around 7.25pm and anyone planning to attend is advised to access Guildhall Square via Custom House Street or Waterloo Place. An allocated accessible viewing area will be available in front of the main stage in Guildhall Square.For anyone with limited mobility, accessibility to the event will be available via Guildhall Street, while car parking for blue badge holders is available in all city centre car parks. A Quiet Space will also be located in the Guildhall from 5pm – 8pm.For anyone travelling to the event, Translink are also making preparations ahead of Thursday night’s big switch on. A spokesperson said: “We expect a very busy evening for the Christmas Lights Switch On and we will run double-deck buses where possible for maximum capacity.”The Christmas campaign continues over the festive period, with the Christmas Switch On event taking place in Strabane on Saturday, November 24, the Guildhall Craft and Artisan Food Fair running November 23-25, the Christmas Grand Procession, the Mayor’s Christmas Tea Dance, the Winterland Market, Christmas Box Wonders and the Mayor’s ‘Santa Circus Workshop’ Event.Keep up to date with Christmas news and upcoming entertainment & events by visiting follow on Facebook ‘What’s On Derry Strabane’ for competitions & exclusive festive deals.Mayor urges early arrival this evening for Santa switch on welcome was last modified: November 22nd, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: CUSTOM HOUSE STREETDerry and Strabane CouncilMark PattersonMayor John BoyleMayor urges early arrival this evening for Santa switch on welcomeradio foyleTHE GUILDHALLWATERLOO PLACElast_img read more

People from Derry and Strabane have all joined in

first_imgPeople from Derry and Strabane have all joined in on the search searching multiple times a day in different tides.“Michael was so kind to everyone, he has just been through a hard time in life.“He lost his mummy and daddy just two years ago. He was just really heartbroken and his head wasn’t in the right place and his head wasn’t in the right place after they left.“All we want now is his body to put him with his mummy and daddy, that’s where he wanted to be.”FAMILY URGE PEOPLE TO BE CAREFUL WHILE SEARCHING FOR MISSING MICHAEL MCGINLEY was last modified: February 19th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: Michael’s cousin Michelle has urged people to be very careful along the river banks.Michelle said: “Safety first. We were out looking during a night time search last week when our dog went into the water.“My partner tried to pull him out and then he went into the water as well . So we had to get Foyle Search and Rescue out to help him out of the water.“I would urge everybody to be very, very careful. ShareTweet Missing Michael McGinleyTHE family of a Derry man who entered the River Foyle are encouraging the public to keep their safety first during the search for his body.Michael McGinley is believed to have entered the icy waters of the River Foyle in the city four weeks ago.The 27-year-old from the Gobnascale area of the city, was described as “a great soul and very quiet.” FAMILY URGE PEOPLE TO BE CAREFUL WHILE SEARCHING FOR MISSING MICHAEL MCGINLEYGOBANSCALEPSNIriver foylelast_img read more

The condition can affect perception memory decis

first_imgThe condition can affect perception, memory, decision making, communication and orientation.Louise McCloskey, the care home’s manager, said it was about allowing people to get an insight into the difficulties of daily living that the condition can present.She said dementia care was “totally unique.”“It is something everyone needs to know about. This dementia experience is so important, this is where people with dementia are coming from,” she told BBC Radio Foyle. The move comes after Four Seasons Health Care group began rolling out training staff using the kit in 2016Derry’s deputy Mayor John Boyle said the experience deepened his understanding of dementia.Derry’s deputy Mayor John Boyle said everyday tasks seemed impossible“All of the senses are impaired and it would have taken me hours to complete the relatively simple tasks. Putting on a matching shirt and tie, sorting a deck of cards, was impossible, or seemed like it was.“It was very, very frustrating, and that was only for 15 minutes,” he said.There are believed to be more than 20,000 people living with dementia in the North of Ireland.Dementia kit helps carers at Derry nursing home experience disease symptoms was last modified: May 14th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: Families and carers have been using the kit to get an insight into life with dementiaA training kit designed to allow people to experience what it could be like to live with dementia has been introduced at a Derry nursing home.It uses specially adapted goggles, gloves and headphones to replicate the symptoms of the condition.The dementia experience is being made available to relatives and carers at Longfield Care Home. ShareTweet Dementia kit helps carers at Derry nursing home experience disease symptomsDEPUTY MAYOR JOHN BOYLEFour Season Health CareSDLP COUNCILLORlast_img read more

The young boy was taken to a hospital where he lat

first_imgThe young boy was taken to a hospital where he later died, the sheriff’s office said.The boy’s death is believed to be heat-related but authorities are awaiting confirmation from the coroner’s office, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Shaun Hampton told ABC News. The boy’s autopsy will be completed on Monday, the Sacramento County coroner’s office said.No arrests have been made, Hampton said. Previous PostAmerican tourist killed by stray bullet in Mexico City (ABC NEWS)- A 2-year-old boy has died after he was found in a scorching hot car outside his Sacramento home this weekend, authorities said.The boy was unresponsive and not breathing when 911 was called shortly before 6 p.m.Saturday, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release on Monday.The temperature reached 98 degrees on Saturday and remained in the 90s until about 6 p.m.“It is unknown how long the child was in the vehicle or exactly how the child came to be in the vehicle,” the sheriff’s department said. NewsWatchTop Stories 2-year-old boy dies after found in hot car outside his Sacramento home By Daniella HankeyJul 10, 2018, 04:50 am 419 0 Mail Twitter Linkedin Facebook Home NewsWatch 2-year-old boy dies after found in hot car outside his Sacramento home Tumblr Pinterest Daniella Hankey This is the 22nd hot car-related child death in the United States this year, according to’s bodies heat up much faster than adults and children’s internal organs begin to shut down after their core body temperature reaches 104 degrees, according to a report from the National Safety Council.On an 86-degree day, for example, it would take only about 10 minutes for the inside of a car to reach a dangerous 105 degrees, the report said. Google+ Next PostGal Gadot makes surprise visit to children’s hospital in full Wonder Woman costumelast_img read more