Rep Lower resolution protects the unborn

first_img19Feb Rep. Lower resolution protects the unborn State Rep. James Lower today introduced a resolution calling for the protection of life by preserving legal safeguards for unborn children in Michigan. The resolution also calls for recognition of any abortion as a tragic loss of human life.Lower said history will measure Michigan by how well it protects its most vulnerable residents.“We must speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, especially the unborn,” said Lower, of Cedar Lake. “By approving this resolution the Michigan House of Representatives has the opportunity to affirm and defend the sanctity of life, from beginning to end.”“All life is important. There is no known medical reason for an unborn baby to be killed in the third trimester of gestation,” Lower said.  “Life should be protected from this action before or during the course of a delivery.”#### Categories: Lower News,Newslast_img read more

European telecommunications and pay TV firm Altice

first_imgEuropean telecommunications and pay TV firm Altice, owner of service provider Numericable-SFR, has snatched exclusive English Premier League football rights in France from Canal+.The EPL yesterday released a statement confirming Altice had been awarded a three-season agreement that begins in the 2016/17 season and runs through to end of 2018/19 season.Altice gets exclusive rights in Monaco, plus non-exclusive rights in Andorra, Luxembourg and Switzerland.According to the Financial Times, Altice will pay around €100 million a season for the EPL rights.The deal is a huge blow to Vivendi-owned subscription TV service Canal+, whose business model is largely driven by premium content offers such as football and movies. Canal+ still has rights to French Ligue 1 football.“Altice has an established track record as a global telecommunications company and we look forward to working with them to deliver high-quality coverage of the Premier League to our many fans in France, and the other territories for which Altice has acquired our rights,” said EPL executive chairman Richard Scudamore.Netherlands-listed Altice has made a series of plays in the international content space in recent weeks. Subject to approval, it is buying US cable operator Cablevision in a US$17.7 billion (€16.7 billion) deal and has been given the green light to acquire French network RMC Découverte’s parent, NextRadio TV.The company has also launched an SVoD player Zive, which will be included in new cable packages and through a new set-top box; and owns France’s second-largest mobile operator and web provider Numericable-SFR.last_img read more