APTN National NewsIn many Aboriginal communities across the country there are just too many dogs.At times, they can be lethal.APTN National News reporter Ossie Michelin has a story about one community getting help in keeping their canine population in check.
E-commerce major Flipkart said Thursday it had shut down its grocery delivery app called “Nearby”. The company shut the app due to a combination of lack of margins and poor customer demand.A Flipkart spokesperson confirmed to Mint the app had indeed shut down. The company initially promised to deliver fruits, vegetables, bath products and various other amenities within an hour from the time the order was placed on the app, started in October 2015 as an experiment. However, Flipkart did not market or promote the app.The company’s newly appointed CEO Binny Bansal is reportedly cutting costs and looking to focus on its key strengths: electronics and fashion sales, and logistics. The company trails rivals Snapdeal and Paytm, which have already started online payments services.Last month, Binny Bansal had stepped down and Sachin Bansal took over as CEO of India’s most-valued startup, The Economic Times reported Jan. 12.However, about two weeks ago it was reported that Flipkart’s head of commerce and advertising business Mukesh Bansal had resigned. Ankit Nagori, Flipkart’s chief business officer, also stepped down to start his own entrepreneurship firm, and Mukesh Bansal remains advisor to Flipkart, Press Trust of India reported Feb. 10. Founded in 2007 by Binny and Sachin Bansal, Flipkart is registered in Singapore but operates out of Bengaluru in Karnataka. In 2014, it took over Myntra.
Listen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uFrom 5-7 P.M.The latest on Donald Trump’s imploding campaign connected to ongoing allegations of sexual harassment against him. We’ll talk to Kaye Wise Whitehead, author, public intellectual and professor at Loyola University, as well as Navasha Daya and her husband Fanon Hill, both musicians and community activists. And tonight WEAA begins its Fall Membership Drive…so please call and make your pledge of support for First Edition…410.319.8888!These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes .
Kolkata: Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA) will henceforth not allow construction of mezzanine floors in Salt Lake Sector V to prevent fire in institutional buildings.A workshop to prevent fire in offices was held in the auditorium of Unnayan Bhavan on Friday. Sujit Basu, minister of state for Fire and Emergency Services, Director General of Fire Services Jag Mohan and Debashis Sen, chairman of NDITA, were present at the workshop. Representatives of various offices in Sector V also attended the workshop. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe Fire and Emergency Services department will provide six more motorcycles fitted with firefighting equipment to NDITA, taking the total strength of the fleet to 10. The motorcycle fleet will tackle fire in buildings situated on narrow roads. NDITA discussed the key issues that have come up in the fire audit it had conducted on buildings. It was found that many IT offices in Sector V had constructed mezzanine floors to expand the offices. These floors pose a serious hazard and hence NDITA has decided not to allow construction of mezzanine floors in institutional buildings anymore. It was also found that the computer servers in IT offices run 24×7 and only one AC is kept in the server rooms, which is not enough. The AC machine becomes hot, leading to electrical short circuits which cause fire. NDITA has urged the representatives of the IT firms to keep two ACs in the server rooms from now.
Categories: News,Rendon News 12Jul Rep. Rendon bill setting prison sentences guidelines for female mutilation signed into law State Rep. Daire Rendon’s legislation which sends anyone convicted of performing a female genital mutilation procedure to prison for up to 15 years has been signed into law.Female genital mutilation (FGM) is any procedure performed on girls intended to remove or damage the external genitalia. Gov. Rick Snyder signed eight bills addressing FGM today, also prohibiting the procedure, improving educational programs for health and law enforcement officials, and extending the civil and criminal statute of limitations for victims.“Fifteen years incarceration – which is higher than the current federal standard – should be a significant deterrent for anyone considering disfiguring a child,” said Rendon, of Lake City. “This legislation as a whole is not about putting more people in prison, but about protecting girls who may be subject to such a barbaric procedure without any form of consent. Anyone doing so faces a broad ranges of repercussions, even beyond time in prison.The legislation follows a February incident where two young girls from Minnesota were subjected to the procedure at a southeast Michigan clinic. A Livonia couple was arrested on federal charges in April after allowing and performing the procedure after hours at their medical clinic, while a third individual has been fired from their emergency room doctor position for performing the procedure at the same Livonia clinic.House Bill 4638 is now Public Act 74 of 2017 and is Rendon’s first law since taking office in January.#####
Categories: Leutheuser News “Congratulations Lyn LaCourse from Reading Emergency Unit for being named one of the Michigan Association of Ambulance Services’ Stars of Life. Thank you for all of your work as a critical care paramedic making our communities safer! Thanks also to David Slifka for advocating for these professionals.”PHOTO INFORMATION: Rep. Leutheuser (left) presents a special tribute from the State of Michigan to Lyn LaCourse for being named one of the Michigan Association of Ambulance Services’ Stars of Life. Joining them was David Slifka (right), executive director for Reading Emergency Unit, Inc. in Hillsdale County. ### 06Jun Rep. Leutheuser welcomes Star of Life recipient to state Capitol