August 29, 2000Last week Ron Anastasia, the co-director of the Paradox Conferences, visited Dr.Paolo Soleri and his editor, Kathleen Ryan, at Cosanti. Ron is working ona preface to Paolo’s new manuscripts, the Omega Seed Manuals. The volumes, a collectionof Soleri’s essays, should be published at the first of the year. Photo by: DoctressNeutopia
Increases criminal penalties for mandatory reporters, such as coaches and athletic trainers, who fail to report child abuse and neglect, including sexual abuse.The legislation is inspired by the recent sexual assault allegations against former physician Larry Nassar, who has been sentenced to up 175 years in federal and state prison for his crimes against more than 200 victims. Also attending Monday’s press conference were several of Nassar’s victims.“This legislation is absolutely necessary to protect everyone from sexual abuse in Michigan,” Cox said. “A predator’s pattern of assault often spans decades. We must strive to better serve the victims in our state–from the young women involved in the case of Dr. Nassar to prosecutions arising from backlogged rape kits in Detroit.” Categories: Cox News,News Multi-bill package introduced in response to recent Nassar scandalState Rep. Laura Cox, of Livonia, unveiled legislation Monday that allows Michigan’s prosecutors and courts to introduce and consider relevant information and evidence involving an individual’s prior acts of sexual-based offenses in criminal cases, regardless of the age of the victim.The bill is part of a 10-bill legislative package announced Monday during a press conference at the state Capitol to protect Michigan’s children and survivors of childhood sexual abuse.“Michigan must allow courts and juries to properly take into consideration a suspect’s history of sexual assault as we work to take these dangerous predators off our streets,” Cox said. “Currently, in cases involving sexual offenses against minors, courts are permitted to consider evidence that a suspect may have committed a previous sexual offense for any relevant purpose.This legislation would close a gap in the law and allow courts to consider evidence of prior sexual offenses for any relevant purpose regardless of whether the victim is a minor or an adult.”The legislative package:Expands the criminal statute of limitations to enable prosecutors to hold offenders accountable;Increases criminal penalties and expands definitions related to the possession of child sexually abusive material;Ends immunity for abusers and enablers of abuse;Preserves anonymity for survivors in civil lawsuits;Expands the civil statute of limitations for survivors; 27Feb Rep. Cox announces bill to better protect sexual abuse victims
Broadband and TV growth in Austria – and in Croatia– helped Telekom Austria partly compensate declining voice revenues in its home market in the third quarter. Telekom Austria had 278,700 TV customers in Austria, up from 263,000 at the same point last year, out of a total broadband revenue-generating base of 1.473 million.In Croatia, where Telekom Austria owns local cable and pay TV operator Vipnet, which in 2015 also acquired smaller operators Amis Croatia and CATV-047, it had 200,500 TV customers, up from 187,200 for the same period last year. Fixed broadband RGUs numbered 227,500.In Bulgaria, where Telekom Austria acquired local cable operator Blizoo, TV numbers stood at 471,700, up slightly since the end of 2015 and up from 124,100 at the same point last year, prior to the acquisition. Fixed broadband RGUs in Bulgaria numbered 423,800, up from 160,900 prior to the acquisition of Blizoo.In Macedonia, Telekom Austria’s TV base saw modest quarter-on-quarter declines through the year, taking its total to 123,600.Telekom Austria had 49,300 TV customers in Slovenia, where it owns cable operator Amis, up from 36,900 in Q315. Fixed broadband subscribers numbered 71,500.