Categories: Featured news,Iden News,News Tags: #SB, HB 5714, Regulatory Reform, remove licensure fees, State Plumbing Act, tradesmen 14Sep Rep. Iden supports bill to remove excessive licensure fees on tradesmen State Representative Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo, received unanimous approval today in the House Regulatory Reform Committee in support of his amendment to House Bill 5714 sponsored by Majority Floor Leader Rep. Aric Nesbitt, removing excessive licensure fees currently imposed on plumbers.This legislation amends the State Plumbing Act to clarify that people who have both a master plumber license and plumbing contractor license should pay only one license fee upon their initial application for and renewal of the license.“The role of state government should not discourage folks from further expanding upon their professional careers by avoiding excessive fees and fines imposed by a state department,” Rep. Iden said.“HB 5714 prevents the doubling of fees for people who have both a master plumber and plumbing contractor license. Eliminating this burdensome fee on tradesmen, such as plumbers will help boost economic growth and help to save small business owners an additional expense.”#####
Chello Central Europe, the Liberty Global-owned pan-regional broadcast group, has inked a number of carriage deals for its channel TV Paprika and Zone Romantica. The company has inked a deal with UPC’s Focus Sat in Romania for cooking channel TV Paprika, while female skewing Zone Romantica will launch on UPC Direct platform in Hungary.Both channels launched on May 1. ”We are delighted that Zone Romantica has become part of UPC Direct’s Light package in Hungary. Following our agreement with UPC Direct, Zone Romantica can already be seen in more than 2.2 million households in Hungary, and further changes and investment can be expected this year. The launch of TV Paprika on Focus Sat in Romania further expands the footprint of our cooking channel across Central Europe and is yet another milestone in our commitment to make this entertaining channel available to a larger audience,” said Levente Málnay, CEO, Chello Central Europe.
Telenor’s Fornebu HQTelenor Satellite Broadcasting successfully launched its new Thor 7 satellite from the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana yesterday.The satellite launched on board an Ariane 5 launcher and passed into geostationary transfer orbit where it will now undergo in-orbit testing.The satellite is due to start delivering DTH services in six weeks, with its high-throughput satellite (HTS) Ka-band services to be ready for full commercial service in the fourth quarter.“From its 1° West location, the Thor 7 satellite will provide growth capacity for DTH services across Central and Eastern Europe and deliver optimal satellite coverage across Europe’s business shipping lanes for the provision of maritime VSAT services,” said Telenor Satellite Broadcasting CEO, Morten Tengs.The satellite has both a Ku-band and a HTS Ka-band payload. The Ku-band payload will deliver TV services in Central and Eastern Europe and the HTS Ka-band payload has been designed for the mobility VSAT market.