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Strong start to Australian summer for China Southern Airlines

first_imgChina Southern A330-300China Southern Airlines (CZ) is reporting solid demand as they enter the third month of their new summer schedule, across the Australian capital cities of Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.Starting on the 13th September 2015, the MEL-CAN-MEL service saw an additional four flights per week; from 10 flights per week to 14 flights per week and will finish 5th December 2015.Due to demand on the MEL-CAN-MEL service, China Southern Airlines will commence further flight increases from 14 flights per week to 18 flights per week with an additional morning service CZ610 from 6th December 2015 to 1st March 2016.The daily BNE-CAN-BNE service officially started on the 26th October 2015 and will finish on the 26th March 2016. The daily route is serviced by the airlines brand new Airbus A330-330/200.Sydney SYD-CAN-SYD service will increase from double daily to triple daily with an additional morning service CZ601/602 from 11th December 2015 to 27th March 2016.Mr. Louis Lu, China Southern Managing Director Australia & New Zealand said on the summer schedule, “We are very happy with the demand so far for our summer schedule. The awareness of China Southern Airlines extensive route network and quality service offering is becoming stronger amongst Australian business and leisure travellers.“We have great confidence in the Australian market and are committed to providing service that is of high quality and exceptional hospitality but also provides an affordable way to travel, not just to Guangzhou but on to 190 destinations in 35 different countries.” finished Mr. LuSince the introduction of the 72-hour visa-free transit, Australians and New Zealanders account for almost 40 per cent of travellers taking advantage of a stopover in Guangzhou.China Southern is a member of the Skyteam alliance, giving it a global reach of 1052 international destinations in 177 countries and regions.In international news, the new service between Guangzhou and Rome via Wuhan will run three times per week and start on December 16th 2015. Fly China Southern AirlinesSource = China Southern Airlineslast_img read more

THAI congratulates THAI Smile on Winning 3 TripAdvisor Awards

first_imgTHAI SmileTHAI congratulates THAI Smile on Winning 3 TripAdvisor AwardsThai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) joins in congratulating THAI Smile Airways on winning three awards under the airline category.THAI Smile has won the following awards from TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for Airlines: 1) Best Airline in Thailand2) Best Regional Airline in Asia Pacific3) World’s Best Airline – Top 10) based on worldwide passenger reviews for 2017.Mrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo, Acting President, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), said that THAI as the mother company of its subsidiary THAI Smile Airways is exceptionally pleased to join in congratulating THAI Smile on winning awards from TripAdvisor, particularly as THAI holds 100% shares in THAI Smile. Winning these TripAdvisor awards goes to show that THAI Smile is a quality, full service regional airline with reasonable prices. THAI believes that THAI Smile will continue to maintain its high standards and continue to implement further developments.While both THAI and THAI Smile are very happy about these awards, the Company is even further pleased that these TripAdvisor awards reflects passenger satisfaction in THAI Smile services. For this matter, the Company expresses its utmost thanks to passengers for making it possible for THAI Smile to win the world class TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for Airlines.TripAdvisor is a travel-related website with over 350 million members worldwide that is open to members and tourists worldwide to make reviews of their favorite airlines across the world. These awards resulted from tourists’ reviews over the past 12 months, with emphasis on services, quality, and customer favorites that represent the best value for money. THAI Smilebook flights hereSource = THAI Smilelast_img read more

Rep Rendon introduces new legislative director

first_img Categories: Rendon News 05Jun Rep. Rendon introduces new legislative director State Rep. Bruce Rendon today announced the addition of new legislative director, Robin Naeyaert, to his Lansing office.“I’m thrilled to have Robin leading my team in Lansing,” said Rep. Rendon. “Her experience and know-how make her a valuable asset, not only to me, but also to my constituents. I have great confidence in her abilities.”Naeyaert brings with her more than 20 years of legislative aide experience, as well as serving as county commissioner in Ingham County since January.Rep. Rendon said Naeyaert will join the team on June 8 and be responsible for running the office’s day to day operations and developing legislative policy strategy.###last_img read more

House passes Rep Hernandez bill allowing charitable fundraising on public roads

first_img Categories: Hernandez News ‘Fill the boot’ bill now moves to the SenateThe Michigan House of Representatives passed legislation today authored by state Rep. Shane Hernandez (R-Port Huron) which will allow charitable and civic organizations to solicit funds on and near Michigan roadways.  House Bill 4160 passed with strong bipartisan support.“Groups like the Lions Club of Michigan and local firefighters have been safely doing this kind of fundraising for generations,” said Rep. Hernandez. “I’m glad that we’re one step closer to allowing this longtime practice to legally continue.”The bill allows for fundraising if:·         The charitable or civic organization is registered as a nonprofit with the state or U.S government;·         Solicitations are made during daylight hours;·         The individual doing the fundraising maintains at least half a million dollars in liability insurance;·         The person fundraising is 18 years of age or older;·         The person is wearing high-visibility safety apparel that meets standards by the International Safety Equipment Association; and·         The fundraising area is not a work zone and is within an intersection where traffic control devices are present.HB 4160 passed with 105-0 vote. The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.### 18May House passes Rep. Hernandez bill allowing charitable fundraising on public roadslast_img read more

Rep LaFave votes to end mandate for new teachers

first_img19Mar Rep. LaFave votes to end mandate for new teachers Categories: LaFave News,News New teachers would not be forced to take redundant professional development coursework after graduating from college under a school reform plan support by state Rep. Beau LaFave.LaFave, of Iron Mountain, questioned the necessity of a state-mandated professional development course, especially when new teachers should have completed similar coursework in college.“How does it make sense that a student completes their college coursework, finishes a semester of student teaching, and then has to return to classroom to learn how to teach students with reading challenges within the first few years of their career?” LaFave asked. “They should get that kind of instruction before student teaching so they are properly prepared.”Currently, teachers must complete the reading instruction courses in the first six years of teaching to qualify for a teaching certification.“Mandates such as this don’t help teachers and certainly don’t help students,” LaFave said. “Another issue with this certification requirement is we’re requiring the same standard for all teachers – from high school French to second grade educators. The focus should be on elementary schools where we know the focus is on literacy, but at the same time mindful that reading instruction should be done in college.”House Bill 4084 advances to the Senate for its consideration.#####last_img read more

Rep Howrylak calls for annual Ukrainian Holodomor Memorial Day in Michigan

first_img State Rep. Martin Howrylak recently introduced legislation (HB 6416) to declare November 25th of each year as the Michigan day of remembrance of the Holodomor. Furthermore, the proposed legislation would mark the period beginning on the Sunday before that day through the following Sunday as days of remembrance in Michigan in memory of the victims of the genocide and in honor of the survivors.The term “Holodomor” is a Ukrainian word that means “extermination by means of starvation,” and refers to the Holodomor – Ukrainian genocidal famine of 1932-1933, when millions of Ukrainians perished under the Soviet government of communist dictator Joseph Stalin. Many survivors of the Holodomor and their descendants reside in Michigan and have contributed to the state’s cultural, economic, political and educational life. Rep. Howrylak himself is of Ukrainian descent.“It is important and fitting to observe the Holodomor for the purposes of recognizing the Holodomor and reflecting on its horrific legacy,” Rep. Howrylak said. “The people of Michigan value democratic freedoms, human rights, and the rule of law, honor the values of compassion and honesty, and cherish the multicultural vibrancy of the state. There is no place in this world for the savagery of Soviet communism that was imposed upon its people, including those who were unwillingly made a part of the Soviet Union.”The fourth Saturday in November has been recognized internationally as a day to commemorate the Holodomor; 2018 marks the 85th Anniversary of the tragedy. The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Government Operations for consideration.For more information about this legislation, residents may contact Rep. Howrylak’s office by email at MartinHowrylak@house.mi.gov or by phone at (877) 248-0001.### 04Oct Rep. Howrylak calls for annual Ukrainian Holodomor Memorial Day in Michigan Categories: Howrylak Newslast_img read more

Hall Holding high standards is key to good government

first_img Categories: Hall News,News 23Feb Hall: Holding high standards is key to good government By Rep. Matt HallThis article ran in the Feb. 23, 2019 edition of the Marshall Advisor & Chronicle. You may view it here.Michigan families deserve to have a voice in their state government.That is why I voted last week to reject Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order that silences the voice of the people and eliminates citizen commissions required by law to inform government officials how proposed regulations would impact the public before the new rules take effect.For years, Michigan citizens have voiced concerns about the need for better transparency and communication from government regulators before new regulations take effect. These citizens recognized that proposed regulations often had unintended consequences that significantly hindered the ability of local governments and job creators to operate in our state.Rep. Matt Hall’s column originally ran in the Feb. 23, 2019 edition of the Marshall Advisor & Chronicle.Last term, the Michigan Legislature worked collaboratively with citizens and stakeholders over many months to come up with a solution to correct these long-standing problems with the state’s environmental regulatory process. The solution was to create three panels that gave citizens a voice at key points in the regulatory process. These commissions, resulting from hours and hours of testimony and deliberation, were eliminated with the stroke of the governor’s pen through Executive Order 2019-02.Michigan’s Constitution grants the governor the power to reorganize departments of government as she sees fit. But it does not give her the authority to change the law by executive order. If a governor attempts to do so, Michigan’s Constitution grants the legislature the authority to review the executive order and reject it. I voted to reject Governor Whitmer’s executive order because it ignores the law, reduces transparency, and silences the voices of the people we represent.This issue is not about partisanship. My vote to restore these three citizen panels is upholding the same law that existed under a Republican administration during a Democrat administration. Governor Whitmer should be held to the same high standard as any governor: to represent the interests of the people of Michigan and protect the constitutional separation of powers. No matter the issue, we govern for the people, by the people – not all by ourselves. No one person gets to make all the rules.It is also important to know the facts about my vote. It will not stop assistance to communities affected by PFAS or other environmental issues. It also does not affect the governor’s reauthorization of the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART), or any other critical department functions.Furthermore, the three panels that the governor’s proposed order would have abolished do not hinder clean water efforts. Rather, they are put in place by law to increase transparency and accountability, and to give all citizens a voice.Our government depends on the separation of powers and I am committed to protecting our state’s constitution. Moving forward, I am hopeful that the governor submits a revised executive order that better protects our environment and the health and safety of Michigan families because it protects the important voice of the people we serve in the political process.###Matt Hall was first elected to serve the 63rd District in the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2018. The 63rd District consists of south and central Calhoun County and eastern Kalamazoo County.last_img read more

Eutelsat has placed an order for a new satellite t

first_imgEutelsat has placed an order for a new satellite to offer enhanced broadcasting capacity for the Middle East and North Africa.Eutelsat 8 West B will be launched in 2015 to the 8° West orbital position, joining satellites already operated at the adjacent 7° West position by Eutelsat and the Egyptian satellite company, Nilesat.Eutelsat said over 30 million homes in north Africa and the Middle East are equipped for DTH reception of the more than 800 Arabic and international channels broadcast from 7° and 8° West. It said free-to-air accounts for 500 of the channels, while 50 of the channels are HD. Capacity demand for video services in the region is forecast to grow by 6.8% a year over the coming five years, according to Euroconsult, with the number of HD channels expected to increase fourfold during the next 10 years. Eutelsat 8 West B will be equipped with 40 Ku-band transponders designed primarily to serve DTH markets in north Africa and the Middle East. It will also introduce C-band services to 8° West, with 10 operational transponders connected to footprints covering the African continent and reaching West to South America. To respond to the popularity of the 7/8° West neighbourhood, Eutelsat said it will redeploy an existing high-power Ku-band satellite to 8° West in 2013.Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat CEO said: “We want to ensure we are giving broadcasters the finest quality of service and headroom to grow their business. This new satellite programme will further equip us to deliver the highest quality of service at a video neighbourhood experiencing record demand for reaching TV homes across the Middle East and North Africa.”last_img read more

The number of fixed broadband homes globally will

first_imgThe number of fixed broadband homes globally will reach 745 million in 2017, up from an expected 578 million at the end of this year, according to a report from Digital TV Research.Of the 167 broadband additions over the next five years, China and India are expected to supply 57% of the total between them, according to the report. China will remain the top fixed broadband nation with 251 million homes, up from 120 million in 2010, while the US will be in second place with 101 million, up by 20 million.The growth will take global fixed broadband penetration to 49.2%, up from 40.3% at the end of 2012.last_img read more

A United States appeals court has affirmed a previ

first_imgA United States appeals court has affirmed a previous district court ruling, rejecting Arris Group’s claims that SeaChange violated a 2006 injunction relating to patent rights, Seachange announced yesterday. The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the earlier October 2012 ruling, in a case that dates back to 2001, when n-Cube Corporation, whose interest was later acquired by Arris, filed suit alleging that SeaChange’s ITV video system infringed an n-Cube patent.SeaChange subsequently redesigned its video system to avoid infringement, but in 2009 Arris filed a motion alleging that SeaChange’s 2002 work-around violated the injunction entered in the nCube case. This was rejected last year and the appeals court this week ruled that “the District Court did not err in its factual findings.”“SeaChange provides the most innovative video delivery systems in the world and we are pleased that, with today’s affirmation of the US District Court’s decision, the two companies can go back to competing in their respective markets on the strength of their technology and service, instead of in the courts,” said SeaChange CEO Raghu Rau.last_img read more

Ben Cooper The BBC is planning to launch a dedicat

first_imgBen CooperThe BBC is planning to launch a dedicated space on its iPlayer catch-up service later this year for video created by its youth-oriented radio station, Radio 1.Discussing the plans in a blog post this week, BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra controller, Ben Cooper, said: “BBC iPlayer is a natural home for our videos, given that around 25% of 16-24 year olds already use it on average each week.”He said that Radio 1 planned to post “one or two new pieces of visual content” per day on iPlayer, which will be available for 30 days – that is, once the iPlayer catch-up window is extended from seven to 30 days later this year.Content will include live music sessions, interviews with big-name guests and highlights from live events like Radio 1’s Big Weekend.The iPlayer videos will also be longer than most of the clips that Radio 1 already posts to its YouTube channel – which hit 1 million subscribers earlier this year.Discussing the iPlayer plans, Cooper said: “It won’t be a 24/7 service with a ‘schedule’; it won’t include standalone official music videos; and we have no ambitions to produce traditional TV programmes. Instead, all of our videos will continue to be related to our broadcast output at Radio 1, with the same distinctive editorial tone and exclusive BBC content.”“In short, our presence on BBC iPlayer will be a natural extension of us reflecting and celebrating youth culture in the UK. I hope to continue to inform audiences of our distinctive mix of new music, educate through social action campaigns and entertain with our diverse family of presenters, in a new home within the BBC for the HD generation.”last_img read more

Ciel Hunter Vice Media has upped Ciel Hunter to it

first_imgCiel HunterVice Media has upped Ciel Hunter to its US-based head of content.Hunter, who started as an intern at Vice eleven years ago, has been promoted from executive creative director. She replaces Alex Miller who is returning to London to become creative director, Viceland EMEA. In her new role at Vice, Hunter will oversee the media company’s digital channels and web content, and its presence on new mobile platforms such as Snapchat and go90.She will also integrate this content with the Viceland linear channel, which is rolling out internationally.“Vice continues to revolutionise the way we tell stories to our audience around the world,” said Hunter. She added: “Over my 11 years here I’ve worked on a lot of the projects that helped Vice grow into the creative force it is today — and I’m thrilled to get working with our writers, editors, and photographers to take Vice to the next level.”Shane Smith, founder and CEO of Vice said, “Ciel-is-Vice. She is a perfect example of what makes us unique. Starting as an intern then climbing up the ladder as the company grew.“At the pointy edge of the spear where tech and content collide and with an unerring nose for quality. Knowing her as I do, I can tell you VICE and our other verticals are in for quite a ride in the years to come.”last_img read more

LG has started to roll out its 2019 premium TV lin

first_imgLG has started to roll out its 2019 premium TV line-up in South Korea and the US, with availability in key markets in Asia, Europe and South America to follow soon after.This year’s OLED and NanoCell LCD TV sets will feature screen sizes of up to 86 inches and upgraded AI picture and sound quality from LG’s second generation α (Alpha) 9 Gen 2 intelligent processor and deep learning technology.Out of the box the new TV line includes Google Assistant support with a firmware update due to add Amazon Alexa.An upgrade slated for the middle of the year will also add Apple AirPlay 2 and Apple HomeKit support so that users can stream content from Apple devices.LG said that OLED models will make up 20% of its high-end TV portfolio this year and with demand for OLED TVs expected to grow to 3.6 million units this year, 7 million units in 2020 and 10 million in 2021.“LG continues to push the boundaries of TV technological innovation, as can clearly be seen from our premium TV line-up for 2019,” said Brian Kwon, president of mobile communications and home entertainment companies. “LG’s advanced AI technologies to improve picture and sound enrich and expand the viewing experience.”For more information, click here.last_img read more

Mediaset is merging its Spanish and Italian busine

first_imgMediaset is merging its Spanish and Italian business into a holding company based in Amsterdam.The creation of MediaForEurope (MFE) is the confirmation of the company’s intention to create a pan-European television hub. This is a move that had been widely-speculated since Mediaset recently acquired a 9.6% stake in ProSiebenSat1.While the company will be headquartered in the Netherlands, the company says that this is purely for regulatory reasons and that it will fiscally be based in Italy.Mediaset has also confirmed that it has taken full ownership of Mediaset Espana, of which it previously only held 52%. As reported by Finanza Online, each Mediaset Espana shareholder will receive 2.33 MFE shares for each share held. An extraordinary shareholders’ meeting to confirm the merger is scheduled for September 4.MFE will still pay taxes in Italy and Spain, and production jobs will also remain in their respective countries of origin.There has been a recent spate of consolidation in the European market, as traditional broadcasters look to catch up with the online dominance of OTT services like Netflix. Mediaset had attempted to join forces with Vivendi, shortly before the latter tried a hostile takeover of Mediaset – both of which failed. Vivendi now owns a 10% stake in Mediaset. The company also holds an additional 13.3% stake, which is held in a trust called Simon Fiduciaria following a ruling from the AGCOM that found it to be in violation of Italian antitrust regulations.MFE is still largely dominated by the Berlusconi family, which, through holding company Fininvest, owns 44% stake in Mediaset.Mediaset chief executive Pier Silvio Berlusconi said that Mediaset is “ready” for international expansion: “We first talked about our international project about a year ago and since then we have been working constantly and are now ready. We have identified a new operational model that will generate efficiencies and development… the creation of an editorial group of adequate scale to reach a European audience is a crucial factor for the future.”Berlusconi also hinted at the company’s plans for the future, hinting that the company could expand into “a third or fourth country”, and that MFE needs “to develop a platform at the level of those of the global operators and all of the technology required for the advertising of the future”.Berlusconi concluded: “We firmly believe that after this initial step also other countries will join us in the new home of European television. This is why I feel that I can say that today, with MFE, from an example of Italian excellence, a European challenge begins.”last_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet The officer cheated death when the device dropped off his vehicle this morning in the Ardanlee area of Culmore.Later, when British Army Technical Officers went to examine it, the deadly under car booby trap device exploded.Homes have been evacuated and police say a security cordon will remain in place until tomorrow morning.SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood condemned those who planted the device the serving police officer’s car.He said: “The cowards who targeted a police officer this morning have set themselves against the people of Derry and the people of Ireland.“They are enemies of the Irish people. Their malicious and murderous attempt to bring violence back to our streets has failed before and it will fail again.“They need to know, they need to be made understand that their fight is with us. It is with the Irish people and there only ever will be one winner in that battle.“My thoughts are with the police officer and their family at what will undoubtedly be a difficult time. No one in this city or in this society should be threatened for the public service they provide.“If anyone has any information about this attempt to murder a citizen of our city and destroy the hard won peace we enjoy, I would appeal to them to bring it forward.” SDLP leader Colum Eastwood condemns dissident republicans who tried to kill a police man in DerryPOLITICIANS in Derry have roundly condemned a murder bid on a serving police officer by dissident republicans. DERRY MURDER BID: POLITICIANS CONDEMN ATTEMPT TO KILL PSNI OFFICER was last modified: February 22nd, 2017 by John2John2 Tags:center_img Sinn Fein councillor Elisha McCallion also hit out at the bombers.The former Derry mayor said: “This bomb attack at the home of a PSNI office in the Culmore area of Derry was wrong and I condemn it.“Thankfully no-one was injured in this incident but it must have been a frightening experience for people living in the area.“Those responsible for this attack have noting to offer the people of Derry or the north.“They do not represent the views of the city and they need to call a halt to these futile actions immediately.” colum eastwoodDERRY MURDER BID: POLITICIANS CONDEMN ATTEMPT TO KILL PSNI OFFICERELISHA MCCALLIONSDLPSinn Feinlast_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet “It is a shame that music artists have had to take action themselves.The Sale of Tickets (Sporting and Cultural Events) Bill 2017 aimed to take the profit out of ticket resales and protect consumers from unfair market practices.“The Bill came before the Dáil in May and the Irish government decided to kick it down the road for at least 9 months, helped along by support from Fianna Fáil.“Although the decision by Ed Sheeran and Aiken Promotions in this case is very welcome and I commend them for taking such action, not every artist or sports team will do this, so the issue of ticket touting will persist until legislation is brought in at national level,’ she added. MULLAN WELCOMES ED SHEERAN MOVE ON TICKET TOUTS was last modified: July 1st, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: Sinn Fein MLA Karen MullanSINN Féin Foyle MLA Karen Mullan has welcomed the decision by Ed Sheeran and Aiken Promotions to invalidate tickets bought for huge prices on secondary ticketing websites, therefore preventing ticket touting for his upcoming concerts in Ireland.She said: “I am very happy to see Ed Sheeran and Aiken Promotions taking such proactive action tackling ticket touting, which would not have been necessary if Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil had not blocked a bill by my party colleague Maurice Quinlivan TD on regulating ticket sales for entertainment events last month.“Tickets for Ed Sheeran’s upcoming concerts must be accompanied by evidence of original purchase, and legitimate secondary sales can only take place on the designated resale partner website, which only allows resale at face value.“This will allow real fans to buy tickets and will prevent touts and companies snatching up all the tickets and selling them on for extortionate prices. AIKEN PROMOTIONSKAREN MULLENMULLAN WELCOMES ED SHEERAN MOVE ON TICKET TOUTSSINN FEIN FOYLE MLAlast_img read more

SINN Féin Health spokesperson Councillor Sandra Du

first_img SINN Féin Health spokesperson Councillor Sandra Duffy has said its important that we all remember World Aids Day, which takes place this Saturday December 1st Councillor Sandra Duffy said: “World AIDS Day, is a day in which the world comes out in solidarity and support for those who are living with HIV and AIDS.“The Red Ribbon is the international symbol of HIV/AIDS awareness and is used to promote awareness and support of a worthy cause and to remind others of the need for their continued support and commitment. “We must constantly be proactive in supporting prevention awareness programmes for HIV in Derry and across Ireland.“These programmes must be sustained and given the proper funding to help reduce the levels of new infections and put in place the support services that are needed for caring for those suffering with HIV.”World AIDS Day this Saturday December 1- Duffy was last modified: November 30th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: COUNCILLOR SANDRA DUFFYSinn FeinWorld AIDS Day this Saturday December 1- Duffycenter_img ShareTweetlast_img read more

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first_imgAt the time of the murder, Wakefield was on bond for a current felony charge of Larceny, Third or Subsequent Offense and was subsequently charged with altering a drug screen on March 18, 2016. He is currently on probation for convictions out of Alexandria, VA for Burglary, Larceny, Possession of a Firearm by a convicted felon and drug charges.       Twitter CrimeWatch NewsNewsWatchTop Stories Tazewell County Man Pleads Guilty To First Degree Murder By Tyler BarkerSep 24, 2018, 12:15 pm 406 0 Pinterest Wakefield was sentenced to a term of 70 years for the First Degree Murder charge, 10 years for Grand Larceny of a Motor Vehicle and 5 years for Concealing a Dead Body. Of that time, Wakefield will serve an active penitentiary sentence of 57 years which is effectively a life sentence as Wakefield is 35 years of age at the time of his sentencing. Tumblr Based on the continuing investigation surrounding the brutal murder of Danielle Louise Pruett, a young mother of three children, and meetings with her mother, Sonja Pruett, and sisters, Tonya DeGallery, Heather Church and Lauren “Nikki” Garnett, the decision was made to enter into the agreement which Wakefield pled guilty to on the 24th day of September 2018. Mail  Wakefield will now be returned to Alexandria where he faces a probation violation which will result in additional time to serve. Google+ Next PostStand-ins to decide who sits on West Virginia Supreme Court Previous PostWest Virginia Supreme Court dismisses challenges against Jenkins, Armstead Facebook Wakefield was arrested on March 29, 2016, for the murder of Danielle Louise Pruett, who went missing on March 17, 2016. Danielle’s body was found off of Rt. 720 near Bluefield, VA, after an extensive search of various locations by local law enforcement officers approximately 24 hours after she was reported missing. TAZEWELL, VA (WOAY) – Michael Lee Dennis, Tazewell County Commonwealth’s Attorney, announced today that Shaun Matthew Wakefield, age 35, entered a guilty plea to the First Degree Murder of Danielle Louise Pruett, Grand Larceny of a Motor Vehicle belonging to Ms. Pruett and one count of Concealing a Dead Body. Linkedin An autopsy report showed that Danielle Louise Pruett suffered injuries that were indicative of blunt force trauma, even though no weapon was ever found. Wakefield has been held without bond since his initial arrest. Home NewsWatch CrimeWatch News Tazewell County Man Pleads Guilty To First Degree Murder Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.comlast_img read more

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first_imgHome NewsWatch Consumer West Virginia American Water Announces New Customer Portal Linkedin Previous PostWVDEP and volunteer groups removed more than 590,000 pounds of litter during spring cleanups Tumblr Twitter CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – Customers of West Virginia American Water are now able to more easily access their accounts through a newly developed, mobile-friendly account management site. American Water’s 24-hour Customer Portal, recently launched in West Virginia, allows customers to more easily make payments, view their water usage history and receive alert notifications.“As we continued to see more enrollments in our online account management site, we realized the need to update our interface and allow customers to more easily view their information,” said Yimi Kierman, senior director, Customer Experience and Major Accounts. “We launched this new platform in direct response to feedback from our customers, who tell us they want to more efficiently manage their accounts online.”The Customer Portal, myaccount.amwater.com, gives customers the opportunity to take care of some of the most common reasons they need to access their accounts, from checking balances and paying bills to reviewing past water usage and scheduling appointments for some service items.Through the portal, customers can also select to go paperless by enrolling in the company’s free paperless billing and automatic payment (also called Auto Pay) programs. These efforts help customers and the company save postage and paper costs and be better stewards of the environment.Customers in West Virginia saw the change in their online accounts in late May, and many expressed overwhelmingly positive feedback on the platform.“This is the best I have ever encountered with a utility webpage and I really like the availability of all needed information on the front page. Great job, West Virginia American Water.” – Dean, Cabin Creek customer“Customer service is a top priority for us at American Water, and we believe these improvements will provide our customers with more convenient access and better account service,” said Kierman.West Virginia American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 530,000 people. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to over 14 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. More information can be found at www.westvirginiaamwater.com. ConsumerNewsWatchState NewsTop Stories West Virginia American Water Announces New Customer Portal By Tyler BarkerJun 07, 2019, 09:52 am 243 0 Mail Next PostPolice: Drug bust finds $200K worth of meth in West Virginia Pinterest Facebook Google+ Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.comlast_img read more

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first_img Previous PostBrown Says Youth a Key Part of 2019 Mountaineers Facebook Daniels, WV (WOAY) – The NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship continued Thursday at the Resort at Glade Springs, with the quarterfinals and semifinals of the team competition taking place.Lynn University and Lincoln Memorial University will compete for the national title on Friday after winning their respective matches; five golfers from the teams will play 18 holes of stroke play against each other, with the golfer recording the lowest score winning a point for his respective team. The team with the most points after all five matches is the team national champion; Lynn won the title in 2018.Florida Southern’s Michael VanDerLaan won the individual national championship after shooting nine-under par in three rounds on the Cobb Course earlier this week; he began play with an even 72 on Monday, before posting 69 on Tuesday and 66 on Wednesday. VanDerLaan won his individual semifinal match with Lincoln Memorial’s Sam Broadhurst, but LMU won the team score 3-2. VanDerLaan, who was part of the Florida Southern team that won the 2017 national championship. The senior says it is bittersweet that his college golf career has ended, but is thankful for his time playing with the Moccasins. SportsSports News Division II Men’s Golf National Semifinals By Matt DigbyMay 24, 2019, 00:04 am 197 0 Matt Digby Matt Digby is the Sports Director at WOAY-TV. He joined the station in January 2015 – right in the middle of Big Atlantic Classic Week. Read More Mail Linkedin Home Sports News Sports Division II Men’s Golf National Semifinals Twitter Pinterest Next PostMemorial Day Travel to See Work Suspended on WV Interstates Tumblr Google+last_img read more