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Rep Lucido agrees with findings of House CARES report

first_img17Jan Rep. Lucido agrees with findings of House C.A.R.E.S. report State Rep. Peter Lucido today joined his fellow legislators in supporting the findings of the House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force Report to improve specialized veteran, substance abuse and mental health services in Macomb County.“Problems associated to mental health have been swept under the rug in Michigan for too long,” said Lucido, of Shelby Township. “As an attorney and now a member of the House Law and Justice Committee, I know firsthand the incredible need for better programs, more resources and improved cooperation. It’s time for results on this issue and I’m dedicated to making sure we have the right solutions in Lansing, not just lip service.”The bipartisan House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force had a focus on five key elements: Community, Access, Resources, Education and Safety (C.A.R.E.S.) to explore which programs were successful and where vulnerable residents are lacking in care. The panel held over a dozen public meetings and site visits across Michigan in July to October 2017.Today’s release of the report was the next step in the process to improving services with legislation already being submitted based off the Task Force’s findings.“There are a lot of quality mental health professionals in Macomb County, but we must do better for our citizens,” Lucido said. “We need specialized court programs, updated training for our police, increased emphasis on helping children, more dedication to helping our veterans, and much better cooperation in treating opioid and other addictions.”The full report is available to review at www.house.mi.gov/CARES.##### Categories: Lucido News,Newslast_img read more

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DirecTVs existing Genie box US pay TV operator Di

first_imgDirecTV’s existing Genie boxUS pay TV operator DirecTV, now owned by AT&T, has launched its first 4K ultra HD set-top box, the 4K Genie Mini.The box, which DirecTV says is about the “size of a paperback book”, will expand the reach of the operator’s 4K content to subscribers without a DirecTV-ready 4K TV.DirecTV launched 4K programming in November last year via its Genie HD DVR, a service available to 4K-ready UHD TVs from Samsung, giving access to DirecTV 4K video-on-demand movies. According to the company, the same service will be available soon from TV manufacturers including LG and Sony.DirecTV launched the Genie Mini Box as a complement to its DirecTV-ready TV distribution strategy, which allows subscribers to receive its signal without the need for a set-top box by buying a TV with DirecTV’s RVU technology embedded in it. RVU makes use of a home server or gateway device to send DirecTV’s signal to a TV elsewhere in the home.The new device is seen as principally targeting second TV screens in the home that are HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2-compliant.“Customers who want the best picture quality are creating more demand for 4K,” said Henry Derovanessian, senior vice president Consumer Premise Engineering, DirecTV. “The new 4K Genie Mini allows us to meet that demand by expanding 4K access to more of our customers nationwide.”last_img read more

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