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Rep Lucido has high school civics test bill signed to law

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first_img Categories: Lucido News,News 28Dec Rep. Lucido has high school civics test bill signed to law LANSING – Civics is such an important subject to state Rep. Peter Lucido that one of the first bills he submitted required high school students to pass a test also given to individuals seeking U.S. citizenship.House Bill 4136 was today signed into law.“It’s very important that we all know about our country and the framework that makes up our government,” said Rep. Lucido, R-Shelby Township. “Having House Bill 4136 signed ensures that students will know the powers of our country’s legislative branch of government, what the difference is between an electoral college and popular vote, and other key government details, before they can graduate high school. This is information that matters, just like English and mathematics, and students should be aware of what their government involves.”HB 4136, now Public Act 391 of 2016, requires passing a civics test populated with questions from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) test. The local board of education will set the parameters of the test, including picking from 100 possible questions and allowing for re-taking the test.Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signed PA 391 during a brief ceremony today at the Capitol. Also attending was Patrick Hortos, a friend of Rep. Lucido, as well as several high school students.“I want to thank Lt. Gov. Calley and Gov. Snyder for making this dream a reality because we need young adults to be engaged and understand our government,” said Rep. Lucido. “I would like to thank my middle school civics teacher, Mr. Joe Goode of St. Isaac Jogues in St. Clair Shores, for first informing me so long ago how important civics is. In addition, I want to thank my good friend, Pat Hortos, for encouraging me from the beginning to write this legislation.”Rep. Lucido also thanked Lucian Spataro of the Joe Foss Institute, an Arizona-based non-profit that promotes education for civics-related subjects, for joining him for House and Senate committee testimony. The legislation passed both chambers with bi-partisan support in December.“This is the greatest country in the world and I hope more Michigan kids will have a better understanding as to why that is true from this day forward,” said Rep. Lucido. “That helps make today worth the wait.”last_img read more

Finnish telecom operator DNAs Welho MatkaTV cloud

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first_imgFinnish telecom operator DNA’s Welho MatkaTV cloud TV service has now passed the milestone of 100,000 subscribers, following the addition of sports content from commercial broadcasters MTV and Viasat.DNA has also made MatkaTV available via the Google Chromecast HDMI dongle, enabling Chromecast users to view cloud-delivered recordings and TV channels on the main screen.Live streams of up to 17 channels are available via the cloud service, including seven free-to-air channels available to all, five pay TV services from MTV and five pay TV services from Viasat. The service is based on Booxmedia’s cloud TV technology.“MatkaTV is building up its popularity at an increasing rate. This enhances our view that the way television is viewed is changing at an extremely rapid pace. At home, people are taking advantage of HDTVs with enhanced picture quality and large displays, but they also want to have access to TV programmes outside their homes, viewing them with a mobile device suited for their needs. We want to support and develop this freedom of choice in a versatile manner,” says Jarno Haikonen, director, entertainment business, DNA.last_img read more

Channel 4 has launched a new TV programme sales we

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first_imgChannel 4 has launched a new TV programme sales website aimed other linear broadcasters in the UK and Ireland.The Channel4.com/distribution site features a searchable catalogue of the content that Channel 4 offers for sale to other channels, along with programme information and links so that programming teams can view programmes via 4oD.“The launch builds on Channel 4’s long-standing UK programme distribution activity – combining the licensing of its extensive programme archive, with more recent shows sold in partnership with independent producers,” said the broadcaster.Channel 4’s head of distribution Carl Pfeiffer added that the site will help Channel 4 to “work with more producers across the sector who are looking to grow revenue.”last_img read more