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Snyder signs Pagel bill designating Pure Michigan trails enhancing tourism brand

first_imgFrom left: state Rep. Dave Pagel, R-Oronoko Township; Gov. Rick Snyder and Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh.Gov. Rick Snyder signed a package of bills this week that establish the Pure Michigan Trail Network, announced state Rep. Dave Pagel, R-Oronoko Township. Pagel sponsored House Bill 5559—one of six bills in the package—which assists in the creation of a statewide, multiuse trail network for Michiganders and tourists to discover and explore.“Many Michiganders are proud of their trails, so it only makes sense to emphasize this beautiful resource with the internationally recognized Pure Michigan brand,” Pagel said. “Hopefully this will make it easier for residents and tourists alike to explore outdoors over our 12,000 miles of trails.”Now Public Act 215 of 2014, Pagel’s legislation is among House and Senate bills designed to support the development of multiple use and water trails. The Department of Natural Resources Director is authorized to designate Pure Michigan Trails, Pure Michigan Water Trails and Pure Michigan Trail Towns upon approval of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, which houses the Pure Michigan tourism brand.### Categories: Pagel News 27Jun Snyder signs Pagel bill designating Pure Michigan trails, enhancing tourism brandlast_img read more

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McCready Road funding bills protect schools communities

first_img05Dec McCready: Road funding bills protect schools, communities Transportation bills increase revenue without raising taxesState Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, a member of the House Transportation Committee, today issued the following statement on the passage of transportation funding reform in the Michigan House:Road funding is an issue we take very seriously in the House, and I’m glad to have passed legislation that not only raises $1.2 billion for our roads, but also protects funding for Michigan’s schools and local communities.Taxes at the pump should go directly to funding Michigan’s transportation needs, which we all know are in dire straits at the moment. This plan and the Senate plan will likely go to conference committee to complete work on a final package. There’s a fine line between injecting too much revenue too quickly and not allocating enough when our drivers need it, and they need it now.We’ve got to get something moving so Michigan families are safe on the road.### Categories: McCready Newslast_img read more

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Rep Rendon House leading the way in Michigans comeback

first_img19Feb Rep. Rendon: House ‘leading the way’ in Michigan’s comeback Legislator joins colleagues in unveiling 2019-2020 action plan Categories: Daire Rendon Newscenter_img State Rep. Daire Rendon, of Lake City, today joined her colleagues for a press conference outlining key principles and priorities that will guide House Republican legislation over the next two years.Rendon, who served on the House Policy Action Plan Committee, said she’s looking forward to the caucus’ 2019-2020 Action Plan, which focuses on “leading the way” in Michigan’s comeback. She expressed excitement toward the goals of improving the lives of the mentally ill, reducing car insurance rates for Michigan drivers and expanding broadband access to rural areas across the state.“This is the best path forward for Michigan, and I am pleased to see many priorities outlined within the action plan are aimed toward giving the residents of Crawford, Kalkaska, Missaukee, Ogemaw and Roscommon counties a meaningful pathway to grow and prosper,” Rendon said. “Whether it’s standing up for our most vulnerable populations, making car insurance more affordable or increasing internet reliability to attract businesses, I remain committed to making Northern Michigan a better place to live, work and raise a family.”The action plan also focuses on:Building Michigan’s future through improved infrastructure, including roads and public water systems;Protecting constitutional rights and religious freedoms;Meaningful criminal justice reform, such as protecting private property rights through changes to civil asset forfeiture, while upholding the rule of law; andKeeping more hard-earned money back into the pockets of Michigan taxpayers.Since 2011, House Republicans have publicly outlined their priorities to improve government transparency and accountability. The entire action plan is available to the public at gophouse.org/leading-the-way.last_img read more

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Rep Kahle announces summer reading contest for Lenawee students

first_img Categories: Kahle News 14Jun Rep. Kahle announces summer reading contest for Lenawee students State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian today announced she is sponsoring a summer reading contest for elementary students, first grade through fifth grade, throughout Lenawee County.The contest kicks off on June 24 and runs through the summer ending on August 31. Area students are encouraged to read as many books as they can during their break from school and enter for a chance of being selected to be a “Rep for a Day” in Lansing.Rep. Kahle is partnering with several libraries for the contest, including:Adrian District Library (Adrian)Schulz-Holmes Memorial Library (Blissfield)Hudson-Carnegie District Library (Hudson)Lenawee District Library – Select Branches (Adrian, Addison, Britton, Clayton, Deerfield, and Onsted)Stair Public Library (Morenci)Children or their parents can record the titles of completed books and the number of pages read using the online form found at www.RepKahle.com. Readers must submit their information by August 31 to be eligible to win. One winner will be selected and invited to join Rep. Kahle at the state Capitol with their family.“Over the summer months, kids should try to read every day so they can continue to improve their reading skills gained during the school year,” Rep. Kahle said. “A love for reading will benefit our students their entire lives. Countless adventures and new friends wait for them in the pages of a good book.”Any students or parents with questions about the summer reading contest should contact Rep. Kahle’s office at (517) 373-1706 or via email at BronnaKahle@house.mi.gov.last_img read more

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We Feel Horrible—When a Nonprofit Falls Behind

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 SharesDecember 8, 2014; Virgin Islands Daily News The Humane Society of St. Thomas, along with around 300 other nonprofits in the Virgin Islands, has been stripped of its nonprofit status by the IRS. It’s not exactly a good time for it, as we head into the end-of-year giving season, but that is hardly its only problem.The revocation itself could have been prevented. “This is a horrible time, during the holidays,” said Ray Szymanski, treasurer for the Humane Society of St. Thomas board. “Granted, we should have had our returns in, and we feel horrible about that.”“We knew we were behind,” Szymanski said. “We knew we were behind.”Of course, we need to share the blame around, so it must be said that one IRS office did approve an extension through November 15th, by which date the Humane Society had filed all of its delinquent documents, but another IRS office was unaware of the extension and revoked the status. They have promised to reinstate the group…eventually.“We were hoping to have a response by December. I’m calling them weekly. I called them twice this week,” Szymanski said. “They’re working through it as fast as they can [but] I think it’s already affecting us. People have said, ‘we can’t donate to you right now.’ We feel horrible right now. Horrible.”Szymanski noted that people can still donate, but without the usual benefits.Making matters far worse is the mismatch between capacity and need at the shelter. Apparently, the problem of unwanted animals has exploded over the last few years across the Virgin Islands, and even though the group just moved into a larger space, cages are stacked upon cages.“We are just being inundated. We can’t multiply the kennels,” according to Rhea Vasconcellos, who is operations manager for the St. Thomas Humane Society. “Until there’s something done to control the animal population, we will just be a kill shelter.”The shelter has 40 kennels for dogs and 40 for cats, but it houses more than 100 animals at time. The shelter estimates that it has taken in somewhere in the area of 1,600 animals this year, and according to this report, “more than 500 have been euthanized, after which the animals are frozen and taken to the dump. […] The Humane Society has a crematorium but—though it now has all of the necessary components that it was lacking until recently—the staff need to be trained on how to operate it.”When it gets the crematorium up and running, the organization is hoping to turn it into a social enterprise of sorts, “because people have few options when they want to have their pets cremated, with some owners spending several hundred dollars to have the remains shipped and then cremated,” according to Szymanski. The shelter also needs donors to fund preventive programs like spay and neuter clinics and a “Pets with Wings” program, which allows the Humane Society to fly animals to no-kill shelters elsewhere in the states.That’s why the Humane Society of St. Thomas truly needs its status. In the current situation, as Vasconcellos said, “not every dog or cat that comes to us has a happy ending.”—Ruth McCambridge ShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more

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Jeb Bushs Woman Problem

first_imgShare35TweetShare22Email57 SharesAndrew Cline / Shutterstock.comAugust 10, 2015; PoliticoJeb Bush cannot seem to extract himself from the whirlpool of controversy around women’s reproductive health. According to ThinkProgress, he went on record while speaking to the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville earlier this month that the next president should defund Planned Parenthood. While that statement was unsurprising, given the Republican candidate’s ideology and track record, what infuriated women’s health advocates was his follow-up statement that he wasn’t sure that the government should be spending half a billion dollars a year on “women’s health issues.”Following widespread criticism, the former governor worked to clarify those comments, explaining that he had misspoken and citing the “countless” community health centers that benefit from funding. However, before the dust settled, he was asked by Fox moderator Megyn Kelly at last week’s GOP debate why he had served on the board of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, which works extensively with Planned Parenthood in Africa and Central America.Bush initially deflected the question, asserting that his record as a pro-life politician has never been in dispute. When pressed, however, he stated that he did not know about any specific grants made to global reproductive health initiatives. According to Politico, a spokeswoman for Bloomberg Philanthropies said directors do not vote on individual programs.Unlike many private foundations, whose directors serve without pay, the Bloomberg Family Foundation pays its directors just under $10,000 a year. Bush, who served as a director from 2010 through the end of 2014, earned roughly $37,000 during his tenure with the foundation.While directors might not vote on specific line item grants included in meeting dockets and on public record, a cursory review of the foundation’s website, news releases and other media offers a well-articulated and compelling look into its mission and grantmaking philosophy. Early on in 2014, it released a press release announcing a collaborative effort with Planned Parenthood Global to provide technical support to local organizations advocating for expanded access to reproductive health care in Nicaragua, Burkina Faso, Senegal, and Uganda.Bloomberg’s interest in women’s reproductive health was underscored at the 2012 London Summit on family planning, where he pledged $50 million through his philanthropies to Family Planning 2020, a broader campaign to ensure reproductive healthcare access to an additional 120 million women and girls in the world’s poorest countries.While foundation meeting dockets, minutes, and transcripts of discussions are not open to public scrutiny, it is common knowledge to those in the field that initiatives such as these are rolled out following months, sometimes years, of research, debate and discussion at all levels. What begins on the ground through strategic conversations and meetings with similarly situated funders and practitioners carries through into the field, through site visits, due diligence, and the meticulous construction of logic models and metrics so that outcomes are clear and success can be measured. As anyone who has staffed a foundation knows, rationales for new initiatives are developed in the field and vetted in the boardroom, where they must hold up under the intense scrutiny and sometimes skepticism of board members, with discussions often being continued over the course of several meetings.In an April 2015 newswire, Nonprofit Quarterly correspondent Rick Cohen quoted Bush’s response to a question posed in an interview with Focus on the Family. “I don’t think you pull back from your deeply held views,” Bush told his interviewer. “You need to persuade people that protecting an innocent child is a definition of who we are in the broadest possible sense.”Assuming Jeb Bush was paying at least the very minimum amount of attention to the new initiatives being developed and rolled out by the Bloomberg Philanthropies between 2010 and 2014, did he pull back from his deeply-held views as plans were laid to bring reproductive healthcare to poor women through the network of Planned Parenthood Global?Bush may indeed have more questions to answer about his ties with Bloomberg Philanthropies that extend far beyond women’s health. “I joined [the foundation] because of Mike Bloomberg’s shared commitment for meaningful education reform,” he clarified to Megyn Kelly. Fair enough. But surrounding education reform at the foundation are tens of millions of dollars allocated to obesity prevention (through, among other things, taxes on fast food), tobacco control, sustainable cities and clean energy.Conservatives hold fast to the belief that support for Planned Parenthood can never be justified as long as any amount finds its way into abortion services. Will Jeb Bush be held to the same standard for the four years in which he was paid to steward the charitable donations of Bloomberg Philanthropies?—Patricia SchaeferShare35TweetShare22Email57 Shareslast_img read more

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Google is close to selling off Motorolas settop

first_imgGoogle is close to selling off Motorola’s set-top box business, according to a Wall Street Journal report.The search engine giant had set today as the deadline for final bids for the business but that could be extended. A source told the WSJ that Arris, Pace and Technicolor were likely bidders, along with various private equity firms. Bids of up to US$2 billion (€1.5 million) are likely, the source said, and Google could help finance the deal.Google acquired Motorola Mobility for US$12.5 billion in May.last_img read more

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The EBU has invited industry players to joint inte

first_imgThe EBU has invited industry players to joint interoperability testing for two IP-based video contribution technologies. The first set of tests, taking place from May 28-3, will concern the new SMPTE 2022-5/6 standards for carriage of uncompressed video over IP. These tests will be hosted by the BBC R&D Research Centre in London.In October tests will be hold of the transport of JPEG 2000 over IP, which is used on several contribution networks for high quality, low latency video transport. This second set of tests will take place at the EBU in Geneva at a date to be confirmed.The results of the tests, which are taking place under the umbrella of the EBU project group on video contribution over IP, will be made available to EBU Members, participating manufacturers and partners. All results will be anonymous.last_img read more

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French ISP Frees Freebox Révolution subscribers i

first_imgFrench ISP Free’s Freebox Révolution subscribers in the Dordogne and Gironde regions now have access to VDSL2 services – a first for the operator.Free said it would extend the availability of VDSL2 services to other departments in the near future.The move will give customers access to speeds of up to 90Mbps downstream and 25Mbps upstream.The upgrade to VDSL2 requires no new installation of reception equipment as the Freebox Révolution combined set-top and gateway is already VDSL2 compatible.last_img read more

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Switzerlandbased OTT videoondemand provider Vie

first_imgSwitzerland-based OTT video-on-demand provider Viewster has struck a deal with FremantleMedia to add 100 hours of programming from six BBC series to its content line-up in the US.Under the content licensing deal, Viewster’s US audience will now have access to shows including Merlin, That Mitchell and Webb Look, and Pulling as well as Australian series Satisfaction.“We’ve found that television series are increasingly becoming our most popular offering,” said Kai Henniges, CEO of Viewster. “This is especially true of series from across the globe that aren’t as easily accessible free and on demand. Our acquisition of content from FremantleMedia bolsters our library significantly.”last_img read more

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The head of Ukraines state television company has

first_imgThe head of Ukraine’s state television company has reportedly been forced to resign after being assaulted by nationalist parliamentary deputies unhappy with what they saw as the dissemination of pro-Russian propaganda on the country’s main state channel.According to reports, a group of deputies forced their way into the office of Oleksandr Panteleymonov and forced him to write a resignation later while filming the incident and later posting the film online.The group of deputies, which included a member of the right-wing Svoboda party who is also a member of a new parliamentary committee on freedom of speech, accused Panteleymonov of biased reporting.Politician and potential presidential candidate Vitali Klitschko condemned the deputies’ behavour and called for a full investigation of the incident.last_img read more

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Vivendi has struck a definitive agreement to sell

first_imgVivendi has struck a definitive agreement to sell its Brazilian unit GVT to Telefónica that will also see the French media group take a stake in Telecom Italia.The deal, signed yesterday, will see Vivendi receive €4.66 billion in cash, from which a bank debt of around €450 million and adjustments in working capital will be deducted. Vivendi will also receive 7.4% of Telefonica Brasil shares, with a current stock market value of €2.02 billion, and 5.7% of Telecom Italia shares at a current stock market value of €1.01 billion. The agreement means that Vivendi will hold 8.3% of Telecom Italia’s voting shares. It will also receive 12% of the share capital of Telefónica Brasil post the latter’s acquisition of GVT.Vivendi will also be liable for tax estimated at about €500 million.The deal is subject to approval by Brazilian telecom regulator Anatel and competition regulator Cade. Vivendi expects to the deal to close in the first half of next year.Regulatory approval could be complicated by a demand by Cade that Telefónica sell its interest in Telecom Italia before the GVT acquisition is approved. Telecom Italia owns a majority stake in TIM Brasil and the regulator has indicated in the past that it will not review Telefónica’s acquisition of GVT until the issue has been resolved.GVT owns a network with over 10.4 million homes passed in 21 Brazilian states and more than 2.5 million broadband customers, most of them located outside of São Paulo.last_img read more

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CBS and Viacom owner Sumner Redstone has played do

first_imgCBS and Viacom owner Sumner Redstone has played down suggestions to will hand the keys to his empire to daughter Shari, and instead said a decision will be made by a seven-member trust.The 92-year-old mogul has been wrestling with how to lay out succession plans for some time, while several US media reports this week suggested this thinking had been accelerated due to worsening health.However, Redstone released statement saying: “Decisions about who will succeed me as chairman of CBS and Viacom will be made by the boards of the respective companies, and not by any individual. Despite press reports to the contrary, such decisions have not yet been made.He added he remained firmly in charge of US broadcaster CBS and global channels group Viacom. Both are owned by his National Amusements business and are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.“After my death, my ownership interest in the companies will be overseen by a group of seven trustees who will make fiduciary decisions based solely on the best interests of the beneficiaries of the trust,” the statement, which was sent to various New York media outlets, said. “Until that time, I will continue to make all such decisions.“As I have always said, I believe strongly in professional management and appropriate corporate governance.”The companies respective president and CEOs, Leslie Moonves at CBS and Philippe Dauman at Viacom, have been positioning to keep control of their firms after Redstone is no longer in control.Earlier this year it appeared Redstone was eyeing Dauman to run both groups, paving the way for them to re-merge – having been tied together as CBS Paramount until 2005. Furthermore, Dauman will be on the seven-person board that decides the companies’ futures.Moonves, meanwhile, has approached financiers about buying out CBS, which has been the strongerperforming business out of the two in recent years.His daughter, Shari Redstone, currently runs Advancit Capital and is vice chairman of both CBS and Viacom.The news came as CBS posted first quarter 2015 revenues of US$3.5 billion (€3.1 billion), down from the US$3.57billion this period last year. Operating income was US$702 million, compared with US$791 million in 2014.Despite the falls, executive chairman Sumner Redstone said: “There are tremendous opportunities afforded to companies that create premium programming, and Les and his team are capitalising on all of them.“I am confident they have the strategy to keep CBS at the top of its game for many years to come.”last_img read more

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Timothée Vidal Trace is due to launch five themati

first_imgTimothée VidalTrace is due to launch five thematic channels on US over-the-top service YipTV early next year.The carriage deal is for celebrity sport channel Trace Sport Stars, and four music channels – Trace Gospel, Trace Tropical, Trace Toca and Trace Africa.The Trace Gospel agreement marks the channel’s first launch in the US, less than a month after its worldwide premiere.“This carriage deal demonstrates the appetite for multicultural audiences in the US for the Trace channels. The launch of Trace Gospel, a music channel exclusively dedicated to gospel music, also gives a hint about the channel’s potential and positive reception in the U.S., a major market for the gospel music genre,” said Trace vice-president of distribution, Timothée Vidal.YipTV launched earlier this year and targets Hispanics and other multilingual groups in the US with live TV broadcasts from around the world.last_img read more

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Guy Bisson Directtoconsumer distribution is beco

first_imgGuy BissonDirect-to-consumer distribution is becoming mainstream, with OTT subscription net additions overtaking pay TV additions in 2014 and SVoD revenue looking set to pass public TV revenues sometime in the next decade, according to Ampere Analysis.Delivering a closed presentation to content providers alongside OTT platform provider Magine at last week’s Connected TV World Summit, Guy Bisson, research director at Ampere Analysis, said that direct-to-consumer was “an almost obscene phrase” a few years ago, but that times have changed. Distribution costs of direct delivery are now at a level that makes sense for a lot of content owners, he said.SVoD is now outstripping pay TV in terms of net additions, said Bisson. Cord cutting has also moved beyond the US, with some non-US pay markets in decline as a result.Bisson said that there is pressure on the channel business as operators push back on costs making it more attractive for channels to go direct.According to Ampere, OTT delivery does not necessarily substitute for pay TV, however. In the US 57% of homes now take both pay TV and an SVoD service, compared with 43% who take pay TV only. In Europe, Danish viewers are also more likely to take both SVoD and pay TV than pay TV only, by 52% to 48%.Other markets still have some way to go to match these numbers however. In the UK, only 37% take both SVoD and pay TV, while in France the proportion doing so is only 10%.In terms of the broadcast value chain, the main difference is that infrastructure is replaced by the cloud, said Bisson. One key benefit is that the costs of getting a channel on air are considerably lower. There is however a scaling cost for CDN delivery that grows with an operator’s base, as against the one-off upfront cost of DTH delivery. Nevertheless, for most players, OTT delivery makes growing sense, said Bisson. “You have to get pretty big before it becomes cost ineffective,” he said.According to Ampere, broadcast is cheaper at all definitions about 10 million viewers a day or when the average viewers watches more than four hours of content a day. In between these limits, however, the viability of OTT versus broadcast depends on whether content is HD, SD or UHD. For a daily user base below 20,000, OTT is always cheaper, even if all viewers watch five hours of content a day and all content is UHD. With SD content, OTT “starts to scale beyond broadcast at 50,000 viewers per channel”, according to Ampere.Bisson said that consumers are increasingly building their own bundles. A Netflix customer is one and a half times more likely to take Sky’s OTT offering Now TV than non-Netflx customers, and close to two times more likely to take Amazon Prime Instant Video.Consumers are increasingly becoming “content connoisseurs” who watch TV through apps and do not believe they will watch any broadcast TV in five years time, said Bisson. These “young, wealthy, engaged” viewers watch a bit less TV than the average, a lot less linear, and use apps for a good part of their viewing.last_img read more

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Ukraine Today the international news channel set

first_imgUkraine Today, the international news channel set up by commercial broadcaster 1+1 Media Group to counter what it viewed as anti-Ukrainian Russian propaganda following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2014, has moved to being an online-only service to save costs.1+1 said that further development of the channel would require a much larger investment and that it was currently unable to evaluate the effectiveness of broadcasting as a means of distributing the service. It said that it had decided to cut the most expensive part of the operation – satellite broadcasting – and focus on the internet.“During the existence of the project we have understood the target audience of Ukraine Today, its tastes and sources of information. And now it is obvious for us that the Internet is our priority. We are going to reformat the website into a platform where we will gather expertise on the region (not only Ukraine, but also Poland and the entire Baltic-Black Sea region), post expert opinions, various discussions, interviews and evaluations,” said Tetiana Pushnova, executive producer of Ukraine Today.“The launch of Ukraine Today TV channel in August 2014 had a social component. We have seen the need to support the country on the international field especially in circumstances where there was no public channel which could take over this function. Today we are confident that the channel has fulfilled its mission. Last year Ukraine’s public service broadcaster has launched its own international TV channel and we are ready to help and support them,” said Alexander Tkachenko, CEO of 1+1 media.last_img read more

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Sky has said that more than 90 of its broadband c

first_imgSky has said that more than 90% of its broadband customers are now IPv6-enabled, allowing them to use the web on multiple devices without the risk of losing connection. Sky said that moving to IPv6 – the most recent version of the IP communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes internet traffic – will “future-proof” its network for millions of customers.Sky said that making sure its customers’ broadband connections are IPv6-ready is “an essential development”, with IPv6 providing an “almost limitless supply of IP addresses” which can be used to connect new devices to the web.“Technical leadership is part of Sky’s DNA. We were the first carrier in the UK to introduce 100Gb/s fibre optic technology for our core network, and the first European adopter of Cisco’s latest carrier grade routers, the NCS6000 series, bringing 8Tb/s technology to our super-core,” said Sky UK’s chief technology officer, Mohamed Hammady.“Now, we’re enabling the network to IPv6, future-proofing millions of customers’ broadband connections. All these developments help us to support customers’ huge demand for viewing TV on multiple devices and demonstrate Sky’s commitment to giving customers the best broadband experience.”The update should be made automatically to compatible Sky routers.last_img read more

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Technology has caught up to sports fans who want t

first_imgTechnology has caught up to sports fans who want to connect 24/7 with their favorite teams. In September 2018 the NFL alone accounted for approximately 3% of all streaming plays and viewing hours in the US.This e-book explains how purpose-built media services and solutions from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and AWS Elemental use the cloud to match the quality of a broadcast-grade live sports hardware infrastructure, while enhancing fan experiences and creating new customization and monetization opportunities.Download the e-book today to learn about:The massive cloud opportunity to deliver live over-the-top (OTT) sports programming to global audiencesWorld-class technologies that deliver high availability, low latency, and superior quality for fansA workflow that simplifies and automates streaming video production and distributionBest practices for live streaming encoding and formattingDownload nowlast_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet A Coroner has appealed for anyone with information about the fatal shooting of a mother-of-six by the British Army in Derry to come forward ahead of an inquest later this year.Kathleen Thompson was shot by British soldiers in disputed circumstances on November 6, 197.The 47-year-old was standing in the garden of her home at Rathlin Drive in the Creggan estate when she was shot dead. He said the original investigation was not thorough and the evidence from the soldier will form a key part of the new inquest.Coroner Patrick McGurgan has now issued an appeal for information ahead of the hearing for anyone who feels they may be able to assist the inquest to contact the Coroners Service.In a statement, the Coroners Service said: “There may, for example, be persons with relevant information concerning the death but who have not yet brought that information to the attention of the authorities.”If you have any knowledge which may assist this investigation please contact the Coroners Service for Northern Ireland by email on Legacy@courtsni.gsi.gov.uk or phone 028 9044 6829 before September 1.A witness surgery is also being conducted to facilitate this process tomorrow at the Verbal Arts Centre at Bishop Street in the city.It will run from 10 am-7 pm.CORONER APPEALS FOR PUBLIC HELP OVER FATAL SHOOTING OF DERRY MUM KATHLEEN THOMPSON was last modified: June 29th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: 1971CORONER APPEALS FOR PUBLIC HELP OVER FATAL SHOOTING OF DERRY MUM KATHLEEN THOMPSONCORONER PATRICK MCGURGANCRegganDerryRATHLIN DRIVE She was found by her 12-year-old daughter.A new inquest into her death is due to open at Derry Courthouse on October 23, 2017.The soldier – named only as ‘Soldier D’ -who killed her was interviewed in 2013 by the Historical Inquiries Team.After studying its report, the Attorney General John Larkin QC ordered a fresh inquest.last_img read more

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first_img Linkedin RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Kerina Jonee Vaughn is wanted by law enforcement for escaping from home confinement.Vaughn was placed on home confinement by court order as a condition of bond for burglary and battery.  Vaughn left her residence located at Hartley Avenue in Beckley on May 9, 2019.If anyone knows of Vaughn’s whereabouts, please call 911, the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department at 304-255-9300 or Crimestoppers.Tips can also be left at crimestopperswv.com FeaturedLocal NewsNewsWatch Raleigh County Deputies Searching For Woman Who Escaped Home Confinement By Tyler BarkerMay 22, 2019, 17:05 pm 1000 0 Home NewsWatch Featured Raleigh County Deputies Searching For Woman Who Escaped Home Confinement Tumblr Pinterest Facebook Twitter Google+ Mail Previous PostSwimmers, Families Prepare for Pool Season Next PostUPDATE: Candlelight Vigil To Be Held For Greenbrier West High School Student 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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