9 Aug

Three Macomb County representatives lead Michigan House plan to help Kiwanis fundraising

first_img30May Three Macomb County representatives lead Michigan House plan to help Kiwanis fundraising The state House today approved plans from three Macomb County state representatives to expand fundraising options for Kiwanis organizations in Michigan.Bills sponsored by Reps. Diana Farrington and Steve Marino would allow Michigan residents to voluntarily donate to the Kiwanis when they file their state income taxes. Legislation from Rep. Peter Lucido would create a fundraising license plate for the charitable organization.“I’ve been with the Kiwanis for several years, now as a member of the Golden K, which helps seniors,” said Lucido, of Shelby Township. “It’s been a privilege to see what a positive difference the group makes for kids, families and especially our seniors in our neighborhoods.”Lucido’s bill would allow motorists to buy and display a fundraising license plate with the accompanying donation going to a new Kiwanis International Michigan District Fund.The legislation from Marino and Farrington would add the Kiwanis to the list of charities Michigan residents can voluntarily contribute to through an income tax form checkoff.“In our part of Macomb County alone, Kiwanis raise money for college scholarships, put together backpacks with school supplies, help feed the hungry and improve the community in many other ways,” said Farrington, of Utica, who has worked on Kiwanis holiday food drives. “It’s a fantastic mission.”Marino noted thousands of Michigan residents use similar checkoff options to make charitable donations while filing their taxes each year.“The Kiwanis are focused on helping children and families while encouraging community service – exactly the kind of effort we should support,” said Marino, of Harrison Township. “This is a great addition to the lineup of worthy charities on our list.”The legislation – House Bills 4495, 5739 and 5740 – advance to the Senate for consideration.### Categories: Marino News,Newslast_img read more

18 Jul

Foxconn wants to tap 7 million gallons of water a day

Foxconn Technology Group wants to tap 7 million gallons of water a day from Lake Michigan to meet its needs. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Citation: Foxconn wants to tap 7 million gallons of water a day (2018, January 29) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-foxconn-million-gallons-day.html © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Foxconn to announce location of Wisconsin plant Wednesday The city of Racine asked the state Department of Natural Resources for permission Monday to divert water from the lake primarily to serve the planned display panel factory and campus.The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the permission is needed under an interstate agreement that guides water use in eight states that border the Great Lakes.Under the compact, all water shipped out must be returned to Lake Michigan minus what’s lost to evaporation or what’s incorporated into Foxconn’s manufacturing process.The Taiwanese company says it could invest up to $10 billion on the display panel factory that could employ up to 13,000 people. read more

18 Jul

UK Canada seek to question Facebooks Zuckerberg on fake news

first_imgMark Zuckerberg has testified to the U.S. Congress. Could a visit before U.K. and Canadian lawmakers be next? UK MPs pressure Zuckerberg to testify on Facebook data breach That’s what parliamentary committees in Britain and Canada want, and they are urging Zuckerberg to show up and testify before a joint hearing of international lawmakers that are investigating fake news and how it is spread on the internet.In a letter sent to Zuckerberg Wednesday, Damian Collins, chairman of the United Kingdom’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee, and Bob Zimmer, chairman of the Canadian Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, said they plan a joint parliamentary hearing Nov. 7 to form an “‘international grand committee’ on disinformation and fake news.”Collins said the nature of the hearing is such that other nations’ parliaments will also be represented at the meeting.Last week, the U.K’s national privacy regulator fined Facebook $645,000 for what it called “serious” violations of data protection rules that helped lead to the Cambridge Analytica scandal at Facebook. Citation: UK, Canada seek to question Facebook’s Zuckerberg on fake news (2018, October 31) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-uk-canada-facebook-zuckerberg-fake.html Explore further ©2018 The Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.) Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

18 Jul

Over 60 malaria cases in Delhi 27 of dengue

first_imgOver 60 malaria cases in Delhi, 27 of dengueAt least 66 malaria cases have been reported in Delhi this year, more than double the number of people affected by dengue, a municipal report released on Monday showed.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 15, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 23:05 IST Representative image (PTI)At least 66 malaria cases have been reported in Delhi this year, more than double the number of people affected by dengue, a municipal report released on Monday showed.As many as 57 of these malaria cases were recorded in June.Last year, 2,798 dengue cases and four deaths were recorded by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which tabulates the data on vector-borne diseases in the city.According to the report, till July 13 this year, 27 cases of dengue have been reported — 16 in June, three in May, two in April, four in March and one each in February and January.Cases of vector-borne diseases are usually reported between July and November, but the period may stretch to mid-December.Also, of the 66 cases of malaria eight were recorded in May and one in April — and 14 cases of chikungunya — nine in June, two in February and one each in March, April and May — have been recorded.The dengue victims last year included a minor boy. Three of the victims were identified as Aman Tiwari (13), Sanskriti (21) and Gagan (23).Doctors have advised people to take precautions to ensure that there is no breeding of mosquito larvae around them and urged them to wear full-sleeves and use mosquito nets.Water coolers should be dried up when not in use as mosquitoes carrying the dengue virus usually breed there, a doctor said.Civic bodies had also organised a workshop recently on prevention of vector-borne diseases.Mosquito-breeding has been reported in at least 38,512 households and 38,294 legal notices have been issued this year.Meanwhile, East Delhi Mayor Anju, Monday said from July 17-19, a public awareness campaign on dengue, malaria and chikungunya will be launched in all wards of east Delhi, which will be led by councillors.Of the total number of dengue cases last year, 141 were recorded in December, while 1,062 were reported in November, 1,114 in October, 374 in September, 58 in August, 19 in July, eight in June, 10 in May, two in April, one in March, three in February and six in January.The rest of the cases were reported from areas outside the jurisdiction of the three municipal corporations of Delhi.Also, 473 cases of malaria and 165 cases of chikungunya were reported last year.According to the SDMC, 10 people had died due to dengue in Delhi in 2017, of whom five were not residents of the national capital.Overall, the vector-borne disease had affected 9,271 people in the city in 2017.ALSO READ | 21 deaths reported in Assam due to Japanese EncephalitisALSO WATCH | Bihar encephalitis outbreak: Suspended doctor denies allegations, says name was not in duty rosterFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnupriya Thakur Tags :Follow MalariaFollow dengue Nextlast_img read more

17 Jul

Amritsar train accident Russian President Putin UN chief Guterres Canadian PM Trudeau

first_img COMMENT Published on SHARE SHARE EMAIL October 20, 2018 Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday offered condolences to India on a train accident near Amritsar in Punjab, which claimed 61 lives, the Russian Embassy said. According to the Russian embassy, Putin offered condolences to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the train accident.He conveyed his support to families of the victims of the train accident. “I offer my deepest sympathies over tragic consequences of an accident on railways in the Punjab state. I ask to convey my words of sympathy and support to families and friends of the killed people and to wish the soonest recovery to those injured,” Putin said, according to the Russian embassy.UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed his deepest condolences to the families and friends of over 60 people who died in a train accident in Amritsar, terming the incident as “tragic”.“My heart goes to all in Amritsar following Friday’s tragic accident. Earlier this month, I was honoured to visit the Golden Temple and witnessed the warmth and generosity of the people. My deepest condolences to those who have lost family and loved ones,” Guterres said in a tweet. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also condoled the accident in which 39 of the total 61 people killed have been identified so far. “My thoughts are with everyone who has lost a loved one in the tragic train crash in Amritsar, India. Canadians are keeping you in our hearts tonight & wishing all those injured a full recovery,” Trudeau said in a tweet.The incident has sent shock waves across the country. There was an outpouring of grief with President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore and several other leaders condoling the loss of lives.center_img railway accident COMMENTS SHARElast_img read more