Rep Hooker named chair of House Families Children and Seniors Committee

first_img Categories: News State Rep. Tom Hooker was named chair of the House Committee for Families, Children, and Seniors as the 98th Legislature convened for the first time this week.Rep. Hooker will also serve on the House Health Policy, Education, and Military and Veterans Affairs committees.“This committee is so important to our state because it works to protect our most vulnerable residents,” said Hooker, R-Byron Center. “I’m honored to be the chair for this session, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to create a brighter future for all Michigan residents.”House committees review all legislation that affects their issue area and make recommendations as to whether the full House should take up the bills.  Committee chairs decide when bills are heard, run the committee meetings and organize informational hearings to help lawmakers and the public understand important issues.### 16Jan Rep. Hooker named chair of House Families, Children, and Seniors Committeelast_img read more

Kudelski Group and Google have struck a patent cro

first_imgKudelski Group and Google have struck a patent cross-licensing agreement  the pair say will provide both companies with a patent license for their respective businesses, subject to certain limitations. Google will make a one-time payment to The Kudelski Group as part of the deal.“The Kudelski Group is focused on developing and licensing technology and intellectual property to the video market and we are pleased to license our patent portfolio to Google while also gaining access to Google patents. Operating companies benefit when they respect each other’s intellectual property rights and cross license their patents in a reasonable and collaborative manner.  This agreement further validates the significant investment both companies have made and will continue to make in innovation to the benefit of consumers worldwide,” said Joe Chernesky, Senior Vice President of Intellectual Property and Innovation at the Kudelski Group.“We are pleased to enter into this agreement, which will allow us to continue to focus on building great products,” said Allen Lo, Google’s Deputy General Counsel for Patents. “Google has a portfolio of more than 55,000 patents and applications worldwide and is actively cross-licensing its patents in support of Google’s product ecosystem.”last_img read more

ERA will be investigating vandalised rocks in Slugs Bay Mellieha

first_img 1 of 3 contacted the police to see if a report of vandalism had been made but the spokesperson said that no reports had been received.  They added that in such cases these reports are normally forwarded to other authorities.The ERA spokesperson explained that investigations will start next week and that they will be working with the police to find the person(s) responsible and also to seek compensation for such damages.WhatsApp SharePrint Facebook / John Zammit Facebook/John ZammitFacebook/John Zammit The Environmental Resources Authority say they will be investigating the cause of what appeared to be black oil-stained rocks in Slugs Bay Mellieha.ERA’s spokeswoman told that the authority had been made aware of the incident and explained that enforcement officers will be investigating the cause and trying to find the perpetrator.Their responses come after contacted ERA after images were posted on social media showing black stained rocks in Slugs Bay, Mellieha. The suspicion is that the black stain is the result of spilt engine oil.center_img Facebook / John Zammit Facebook/John Zammit <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more