By Utamu BelleLocal Government Elections (LGE) Nomination Day in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) saw a smooth and peaceful process being executed at the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) office at Mackenzie on Friday. Contesting party members were in full campaign mode before and after handing in their lists of candidates vying for the eight constituencies which fall under the Linden municipality.Four parties submitted lists in Linden, inclusive of the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), the Alliance For ChangeAPNU Linden campaign manager, Valerie Adams-Patterson on Friday after submitting the party’s list(AFC) and the United Republican Party (URP).Independent group, the New Horizon Movement was unsuccessful in handing in its list, having arrived late. Meanwhile, individual candidate, Orrin Miller, announced that he had joined forces with the PPP and was no longer contending as an individual for Constituency Four.Additionally, Independent Group Linden For Lindeners was a no show for submission. APNU was the first party to submit as the office opened its doors to facilitate the process. The party’s campaign manager, Valerie Adams-Patterson, after submitting the list told members of the media that the party is currently in full campaign mode and is sending a strong message. APNU has submittedThe Linden PPP group outside the GECOM office in Lindencandidates for all eight constituencies in Region 10.Speaking after the PPP handed in its list, party representative Akani Blair said the process was very smooth, as he applauded GECOM’s staff for professionalism. He said the Party will work hard to effect positive change, once given the opportunity. “We’re covering all the constituencies… these Local Government Elections, we’re excited about it and we believe if the voting public give us that opportunity, we are going to effect change like never before in this town of Linden. This municipality would have suffered immensely and we (will) make the changes that are required for the upward mobility of this community… and we know that we are going to do much better than previous Councils if given this opportunity,” he said.
Categories: News LANSING — House Republicans today provided an update to the caucus Action Plan, including additional goals for Michigan that would address tax relief for individuals, human trafficking, gun-owner rights, transportation needs, and school safety.“The people of Michigan deserve real results that brings jobs for workers and reunites families in our state,” said Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, R-Marshall. “The facts show that the past three years have been filled with making the tough decisions needed to move our state forward. We can’t be done with our work because the job is not done. We will continue working for Michigan’s hard-working families.”Bolger noted that in completing more than half of the two-year Action Plan in the first year alone, House Republicans were able to accomplish many things that had not been possible for years.Among these accomplishments are passage of sales tax on the difference legislation that brought tax relief to working women and men who trade up on an automobile, boat or RV. Campaign finance limits and transparency also have been improved. Both initiatives have been talked about around Lansing for decades but never completed.Fixing the Court of Claims law so that the court represents the full state of Michigan had been discussed since Gov. John Engler’s days but never accomplished until last year.House Republicans also tackled the problems and inadequate representation plaguing our indigent defense system. They provided vital reforms that have been overdue for decades. House Republicans made things happen through cooperation with people from both sides of the aisle to finally reform and create a better indigent defense system.The year 2013 also saw true Medicaid reform involving co-pays and responsibility for personal behavior — something that had been discussed since John Engler was governor and so important an issue that it once spurred a gubernatorial campaign. Through bipartisan work, Medicaid reform was accomplished when many said it couldn’t be done.“Everyone in Michigan deserves a bright future, a safe community and a successful career when they work hard and play by the rules,” said Rep. Kevin Cotter, R-Mt. Pleasant, chair of the House Republican Policy Workgroup that helped craft the Action Plan. “Today, and every day, we renew our commitment to the Action Plan we unveiled one year ago. We have traveled far, but we still have a long way to go to make it back from Michigan’s lost decade.”### Contact:Ari B. Adleraadler@house.mi.gov 09Jan House Republicans update Action Plan, unveil additional goals for 2014
Elemental will exhibit at ANGA COM on Stand P15, Hall 10.1. Elemental Technologies will showcase its range of encoding solutions at ANGA COM, including its 4K TV and HEVC/H.265 capability.Elemental will highlight its ability to implement live and on demand video processing in on- premise, cloud-based or hybrid ground-cloud deployments.According to Elemental, the encoding features for its cloud-based encoding platform, Elemental Cloud, mirror those available with Elemental Server and Elemental Live, ensuring the same video output is available from on-premise appliances and secure cloud-based transcoding resources.Elemental Conductor meanwhile centralises management of all Elemental video processing deployments.In addition, Elemental will highlight Elemental Live and Elemental Server performing 4K Ultra HD encoding, real-time HEVC/H.265 encoding as well as MPEG-DASH streaming to a variety of end user players and devices.Technologies designed to help customers protect and monetise content in a multiscreen ecosystem, such as forensic watermarking, encryption, targeted ad insertion, advanced captioning and audio normalisation, will also be on display.Elemental solutions will also be featured in partner stands, including those of Teleste (stand E19, Hall 10.2) and Veramatrix (stand M10, Hall 10.1).“Each year, Elemental brings our latest technologies to the forefront of the EMEA region at ANGA,” said Keith Wymbs, VP of marketing for Elemental. “We view ANGA as one of the most important venues for showcasing our solutions for multiscreen video processing and our leadership in the market.”Elemental, Teleste and Verimatrix will also host a reception on Wednesday, June 5 from 16:30 to 18:30 on the Elemental stand.