Categories: McCready News 06May Statement from Rep. Mike McCready on creation of Detroit’s Recovery and Michigan’s Future Committee State Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, upon appointment to the newly created House Committee on Detroit’s Recovery and Michigan’s Future, today issued the following statement:“My colleagues and I in the House are taking the consideration of a Detroit bankruptcy resolution very seriously. Economically, our goal is to secure the city’s recovery and ensure the region’s success as an integral part of Pure Michigan.“Most importantly, we’ll be working to protect taxpayers throughout the process of overcoming this challenging issue. Our newly formed committee has the best interest of all Michiganders in mind as we work to move Detroit and our state forward.###
State Rep. Peter J. Lucido, of Shelby Township, today introduced a bill to protect seniors by ensuring senior care facilities report to a statewide database.Rep. Lucido also recently introduced a bill to require inspections of childcare organizations, which will similarly report to a statewide database.Both bills will require those who do not meet standards of care for children and seniors to be added to a list that is accessible to the public.“The purpose behind this legislation is to guarantee that our most vulnerable populations, Michigan’s children and seniors, are being treated with a level of care that ensures their health, safety and overall quality of life,” said Lucido.“This bill would create an online, user-friendly database which would contain state inspection reports, complaints, investigation results and other information needed to reach an informed decision as to which care center is a good one, and which one should be avoided.”Rep. Lucido also said that bad actors within the senior care or childcare community will be reported to this database which is accessible to the public for review.“It will allow families to do their homework and keep tabs on these facilities which will ultimately allow for greater access to quality services,” said Lucido.House Bill 4009 has been referred to the House Committee on Families, Children and Seniors and House Bill 4361 have been referred to the House Committee on Health Policy.###### 15Mar Rep. Lucido introduces legislation to protect children and seniors Categories: Featured news,Lucido News,News Tags: #SB
20Apr Rep. Griffin welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation State Rep. Beth Griffin of Mattawan, welcomed Pastor Don Filcek to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Pastor Filcek is the pastor at the ReCAST Church of Mattawan. Categories: News
US consumers will spend some US$18 billion on subscription video streaming services this year, up 27% compared to 2018, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).The latest edition of CTA’s ‘US Consumer Technology Sales and Forecasts’ report, released ahead of CES this week, predicts that spend on music and video streaming services combined will generate US$26 billion in revenue, 25% higher than last year.In terms of TV hardware, CTA expects sales to remain above 42 million units in 2019, a 1% decrease on last year, but to register US$22.6 billion in revenue, a 2% increase.More than 75% of TV shipments are expected to be sets with 40-inch screens or larger, with 4K Ultra High-Definition sets now making up more than half of all TV unit sales.The report claims that 4K UHD will sell 22 million units in 2019, up 14% year-on-year, and generate revenue of US$16.4 billion, an 8% increase. The first 8K UHD TV shipments are expected to generate US$545 million in revenue this year.Smartphone device revenue is expected to reach US$80 billion in 2019, a 2% year-on-year increase, with shipments tipped to grow 1% to 170.7 million as the first 5G handsets come to the market.CTA predicts US sales of 5G phones will reach 2.1 million units this year and estimates that by 2022 76% of all smartphones sold will be 5G-enabled.Across all market sectors, the US consumer technology industry is expected to generate a record US$398 billion in retail revenue this year, up 3.9% compared to 2018.
Danish cable and telecom operator TDC saw its TV base continue to decline in the first quarter, with the loss of 56,000 TV customers year-on-year to the end of March.The company had 1.225 million TV revenue-generating units at the end of March, down 17,000 on the previous quarter.TDC has announced initiatives to stabilise and return the TV business to growth following its move to create separate a separate customer-facing entity – Nuuday – alongside an infrastructure arm.The group has struck a deal with Nordic Entertainment Group to carry English Premier League coverage. Half of the matches will be available exclusively on YouSee’s new TV and streaming channel Xee from August 2019.Organic gross profit from TV was down 5.9% thanks to the decline in subscribers combined with margin erosion of 1.8 percentage points to 47.0%. The decline in margin was driven by higher content cost, partly due to the inclusion of streaming services in TV packages and was only partially offset by TV ARPU growth of DKK5 year-on -year as a result of price increases.TDC also saw its fixed broadband base decline by 7,000 in the quarter to 1.057 million.Overall, TDC saw revenue decline by 0.6% in Q1 to DKK4.304 billion (€576 million). EBITDA was down 3.9% to KDD1.698 billion.“2019 is a crucial year in which we focus on transforming TDC into two leading units that will shape Denmark’s digital future. We invest significantly in building the best digital infrastructure of the future and in delivering the best digital customer experiences and the best entertainment. It is a transformation that will take time and require investment, which means that our financial results in the short term will be affected by many moving parts,” said Allison Kirkby, CEO of TDC Group.