The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Arizona Cardinals quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) throws against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of the Pro Football Hall of Fame NFL preseason game in Canton, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) 2 Comments   Share   Top Stories center_img GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Cardinals have released their second depth chart heading into the preseason game against the Raiders on Saturday. Let’s go through some of the position battles for the final 53-man roster.QB (4)Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton, Blaine Gabbert, Trevor KnightHow Gabbert performs in the next four preseason games will dictate how many quarterbacks they keep on the active roster.Offensive line three deep (15) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Cornerbacks (6)LCB Patrick Peterson, Tramon Williams, Harlan MillerRCB Justin Bethel, Brandon Williams, Sojourn SheltonDepending on if they add another player when rosters are cut, the top CBs are Peterson, Bethel, Tramon Williams and Brandon Williams.Safeties (6)SS Antoine Bethea, Tyvon Branch, Ironhead GallonFS Tyrann Mathieu, Budda Baker, Rudy FordThey could keep five. Ironhead Gallon is practice squad eligible.Special teamsKR Kerwynn Williams, Brittan Golden, Jeremy Ross, Chad WilliamsPR Kerwynn Williams, Jeremy Ross, Rudy Ford, Chad WilliamsP Matt Wile, Richie LeoneH Matt Wile, Richie LeoneK Phil DawsonBoth punters have been inconsistent. In the next four-preseason games, they must show improvement, otherwise the Cardinals could find another punter before the season starts.Follow Mike Jurecki on Twitter LT D.J. Humphries, John Wetzel, Givens PriceLG Mike Iupati, Kaleb Johnson, Will HoldenC A.Q. Shipley, Cole Toner, Daniel MunyerRG Evan Boehm, Tony Bergstrom, Dorian JohnsonRT Jared Veldheer, Ulrick John, Jonathan McLaughlinThe Cardinals will likely keep eight or nine linemen.Wide receivers (6)Larry Fitzgerald, J.J. Nelson, Chad WilliamsJohn Brown, Jaron Brown, Brittan GoldenBarring any injuries, they’ll keep six on the roster.Running backs (4)David Johnson, Kerwynn Williams, Chris Johnson, Andre EllingtonElijhaa Penny is practice squad eligible.Defensive line (9)DT Josh Mauro, Olsen Pierre, Xavier WilliamsNT Corey Peters, Rodney Gunter, Pasoni TasiniDT Frostee Rucker, Robert Nkemdiche, Ed StinsonLast year, they carried nine on the active roster, but it’s possible they keep seven or eight.Linebackers (12)SAM Chandler Jones, Jarvis Jones, Cap Capi$LB Haason Reddick, Scooby Wright, Josh Bynes (Deone Bucannon)ILB Karlos Dansby, Philip Wheeler, Zavier GoodenWILL Markus Golden, Kareem Martin, Alex BazzieWright was running with the third string yesterday in practice, and it’s safe to say he’s on the bubble. Keep an eye on Josh Bynes, who totaled 209 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, a half sack, one interception, 14 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 64 games (28 starts) with the Lions and Ravens since 2011. He will get a chance to compete for a backup spot.last_img read more

Cunard Line revealed itinerary and design plans fo

first_imgCunard Line revealed itinerary and design plans for its newest ocean liner, Queen Elizabeth, which is scheduled to enter service on 12 October 2010, giving one of the oldest names in shipping the strength of operating the youngest fleet in the industry. Queen Elizabeth will be the third new ocean liner to be introduced by Cunard in six years and the second largest Cunard ship ever built.Queen Elizabeth will feature the unique Cunard traditions linking her with her sisters Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria, and their predecessors. She will also debut some exciting features that will give the vessel her own style and personality, plus all the modern day luxuries Cunard’s guests have come to expect.Likewise, Cunard’s renowned White Star Service will be ever-present, ensuring that travelers who seek a return to tradition will enjoy proper, authentic experiences that reflect the line’s 170-year heritage of formality and civility at sea.In announcing the first details of the new ship, Cunard President Carol Marlow said “Cunard holds the distinction of sailing the most famous ocean liners in the world and I’m delighted to announce this magnificent addition to our fleet, which marks the return to our operation of three Queens simultaneously. For more than 70 years there has been an ‘Elizabeth’ in the fleet and this beautiful modern-day celebration of our past ‘Elizabeths’ will ensure this proud tradition continues far into this century. Sir Samuel Cunard would be rightly proud.”The ship’s distinctive public spaces include:Queens Room – a new take on the traditional Cunard ballroom, with artwork depicting views from royal palaces, and photography of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal family, along with its 1000 square foot dance floor for Grand Balls and Tea Dances at sea.Garden Lounge – with its magnificent vaulted glass ceiling creating a conservatory feel inspired by the glass houses of Kew Gardens, beneath where guests will enjoy Supper Clubs, and mix dining with dancing under the stars.Games Deck – Named after the same deck on the original Queen Elizabeth, the Games Deck will offer paddle tennis, croquet and traditional British bowls. (Interestingly, the ship’s home port of Southampton is home to the oldest surviving bowls green in the world, first used in 1299.)Midships Bar – will pay homage to her namesake liner, the first Queen Elizabeth, with memorabilia displayed from that era.The ship’s dining venues include:Queens Grill and Princess Grill – The ship will also feature the line’s celebrated five-star Grills accommodation and dining, with its al fresco dining option on a private deck terrace – first introduced on Queen Victoria – beautiful restaurants, Grills Lounge and sunbathing deck.The popular Britannia Club, having first debuted aboard Queen Mary 2, features a private dining room with single seating dining for those guests in the top Balcony staterooms.Britannia Restaurant – Art Deco decorative flourishes create a dramatic backdrop for this two-tiered dining room featuring a sweeping staircase ideal for making a grand entrance.Queen Elizabeth’s maiden 2010 season will consist of six voyages, calling on 32 distinct ports in 18 countries. Her Maiden Voyage will depart from Cunard’s homeport of Southampton on 12 October 2010, en route to the Atlantic Isles. The 13-night voyage will call at Vigo (for Santiago de Compostela), Lisbon, Seville (Cadiz), Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), Tenerife (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), La Palma (Santa Cruz de La Palma) and Madeira (Funchal). Fares start from $2,995 per person.The ship will then embark on five celebratory inaugural voyages:Mediterranean Premiere – A 14-day voyage departing Southampton on 25 October 2010 with maiden calls to Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples (for Capri and Pompeii), Cartagena and Gibraltar. Fares start from $2,795 per person.Aegean Introduction – An 18-day voyage departing Southampton on 8 November 2010 calling on Malaga (for Granada), Malta (Valletta), Venice, Dubrovnik, Kusadasi (for Ephesus), Athens (Piraeus) and Alicante. Fares from $3,295 per person.Gallic Debut – A five-day voyage departing Southampton on 26 November 2010 with maiden calls to Rotterdam (for Amsterdam), Brussels/Bruges (for Zeebrugge) and Cherbourg. Fares start from $1,195 per person.Iberian Discovery – A 13-day voyage departing Southampton on 1 December 2010 with calls to Vigo (for Santiago de Compostela), Lisbon, Seville (Cadiz), Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), Tenerife (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), La Palma (Santa Cruz de La Palma) and Madeira. Fares start from $2,395 per person.Festive Debut – A 22-day holiday voyage departing Southampton on 14 December 2010 with calls in the Caribbean, including Madeira (Funchal), Tortola, Dominica, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua and Azores Islands (Ponta Delgada). Fares start from $4,795 per person.www.cunard.comlast_img read more

Rep Heise invites residents to April coffee hours

first_img13Apr Rep. Heise invites residents to April coffee hours State Rep. Kurt Heise invites residents of the 20th House district to meet with him in Northville this month for coffee to discuss state and local issues.Rep. Heise’s coffee hours are scheduled for Friday, April 17th from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Panera Bread, located at 20140 Haggerty Road in Northville.“One of the most rewarding parts of my job is getting to meet with and hear from individuals in our community,” said Rep. Heise, R-Plymouth. “I always look forwarding to meeting with local residents and bringing their ideas and concerns back to Lansing.”No appointments are necessary for these office hours. Residents who are not able to attend are encouraged to contact Rep. Heise’s office by phone at 1-855-REPKURT, or by email at Categories: Newslast_img read more

Rep Leutheuser welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

first_img14Sep Rep. Leutheuser welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation Categories: Leutheuser News PHOTO: State Rep. Eric Leutheuser welcomed Hillsdale United Brethren Church Pastor Lester Smith to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a representative or a clergy member to begin each day’s session with a prayer. Speaker Tom Leonard joined them at the rostrum. Lester’s wife, Linda, was also in attendance.last_img

Rep Whiteford approves bills giving families and seniors tax relief

first_img Categories: News,Whiteford News State Rep. Mary Whiteford of Casco Township today approved legislation giving Michigan families and seniors broader income tax relief.The legislation continues and increases personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their state income taxes. Other bills in the package provide additional tax relief for senior citizens.“The recent federal tax overhaul inadvertently created an increase in state taxes for Michiganders,” Whiteford said. “This legislation ensures that our state taxes will not be affected and even gives more tax relief to individuals and families.”One of the bills ensures Michigan taxpayers will be able to continue claiming personal exemptions on their income taxes after federal tax reforms signed into law last month. The bill increases the state personal exemption from the current $4,000 to $4,800 by the 2020 tax year.The legislation also provides a tax credit for those 62 and older — $100 for single filers and $200 for joint filers – in addition to the personal exemption increase. A third bill would allow taxpayers in Michigan cities with an income tax to continue to claim exemptions.The House specifically added a provision to make sure public school funding is not negatively affected by the proposal.House Bills 5420-22 advance to the Senate for consideration### 25Jan Rep. Whiteford approves bills giving families and seniors tax relieflast_img read more

On his first day in his new job BBC director gene

first_imgOn his first day in his new job, BBC director general Tony Hall has told staff that the corporation’s “best days lie ahead” and that he will set out how to shape its “next chapter” in the coming weeks.In an email to all staff, Hall said “later this year I will share my thinking with the Trust before outlining our new ambitions for the BBC,” as it moves towards its centenary in 2012. He added that he will spend the coming months listening to thoughts of the staff.He said that the questions the BBC needed to ask itself included how can it improve the quality and distinctiveness of its programmes, what are the next big trends in technology and how can the BBC act as a catalyst for creative and digital economies?“There are obviously other big questions and we must address them all whilst adapting to the ways in which Britain, its society, nations and regions are changing,” he said.Addressing the Jimmy Savile scandal that rocked the corporation last year, Hall said “we are now winning back trust,” but warned “we must never take it for granted.” He said that he was confident about the BBC’s future due to the calibre of its staff and the values they all share.last_img read more

Liberty Global has named FransWillem de Kloet as

first_imgLiberty Global has named Frans-Willem de Kloet as the new CEO of UPC Czech Republic, replacing Vaclav Barton, who is retiring.De Kloet is currently director of business services for Liberty Global Europe, responsible for all business-to-business activities. Prior to joining Liberty Global he held senior positions at Hewlett Packard, KPN and MCI/Verizon.Barton has served as CEO of UPC Czech Republic since 2002.last_img

DOCSIS channel shipments reached 12 million in th

first_imgDOCSIS channel shipments reached 1.2 million in the second quarter, marking the first time the figure exceed 1 million in a single quarter, according to Infonetics Research.The new study claims that the combined CCAP and CMTS upstream and downstream DOCSIS channel shipments in Q2 easily beat last quarter’s record, and that “the velocity of the shift from CMTS to CCAP remains phenomenal.”“Global CCAP revenue jumped another 42% sequentially in 2Q14, as cable operators continued to shift spending to CCAP platforms in an effort to take advantage of their higher densities and lower per-channel prices,” said Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research.Combined revenue for CCAP, CMTS, edge QAM, and CMC equipment reached US$411 million worldwide in 2Q, up 24% from the previous quarter, with Arris, Cisco and Casa Systems the dominant players in the CCAP, CMTS, and CMC market.Infonetics said that in North America, where the shift to CCAP is “most acute”, CCAP revenue increased 39% in Q2 quarter-over-quarter.last_img read more

Vanessa Brookman Turner Broadcasting System poache

first_imgVanessa BrookmanTurner Broadcasting System poached Viacom International Media Networks’s Vanessa Brookman to become VP, content and creative in the UK and northern Europe.Brookman leaves her post as VP, programming for MTV and UK network 5* to take on the newly-created role.At Time Warner-owned Turner, she will focus on content strategy for the media giant’s bouquet of kids and entertainment channels in the UK, Nordic and Baltic territories, which include Cartoon Network and TNT.Working out of Turner’s EMEA headquarters in London, Brookman will report to senior VP and managing director, UK and northern Europe Ian McDonough.“This follows our recent hire of [UKTV’s] Dan Fahy as senior director of commercial development, and demonstrates our commitment to attracting and retaining the best talent,” he said.“The newly created VP, content and creative role also exemplifies our commitment to acquiring and developing the best content for our channels and I am confident that Vanessa’s great track record and experience will be a critical asset. Our business is poised for future growth.”Before Viacom-owned VIMN, Brookman was head of fiction and children’s at BBC production division BBC Vision.Overall, Turner operates more than 170 channels in around 200 territories.last_img read more

UK consumers will spend more money on SVOD service

first_imgUK consumers will spend more money on SVOD services and film and TV downloads than on buying and renting DVDs for the first time this year, according to Strategy Analytics.The research firm predicts that consumers in the UK will spend £1.31 billion on streaming and downloading in 2016 compared to £956 million on DVDs and Blu-rays.The figures mark a 23.7% year-on-year increase in digital spend and a 16.3% decline in physical media spend, with DVD sales tipped to drop below £1 billion for the first time since 1994.“Five years ago, DVDs represented 86% of consumer spend on home video, in five years it will be less than 14%, with DVD/Blu-ray rental virtually extinct,” said Strategy Analytics’ digital media director, Michael Goodman.“As online provides increasing ways to access films and box-sets, physical simply can’t compete. Although many people will always prefer a physical disc, retailers will have to decide whether it’s even viable to offer that format in five years’ time.”According to the research, streaming subscription service, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are the fastest-growing format with spend on these services to rise 36% to £742 million this year.Strategy Analytics estimates there are around 4.6 million Netflix and 2.5 million Amazon Prime households in the UK, and claims that around 20% of SVOD households subscribe to at least two services.“Video streaming subscriptions will be the dominant format from 2017 onwards and will account for over half of consumer home video spend by the end of 2021,” said the report.Overall, online formats will account for 58% of home video spend this year, compared to 42% for DVDs. The £2.27 billion Britons will spend on home video is a 3% rise on 2015 and the equivalent of £6.63 per household a month.last_img read more

Intelsat 33e Multiple headwinds including price co

first_imgIntelsat 33eMultiple headwinds including price competition reflecting over-supply of wide-beam capacity, compounded with currency challenges contributed to a 9% drop in second quarter revenue for Intelsat to US$542 million, and a decline in EBITDA of 13% to US$411 million.Intelsat said that downward trend would continue ahead of the entry into service of four new satellites launched this year, which it said would generate incremental revenue in the second half.Media revenue was US$211 million in the quarter, down 5% thanks to the transition of some US customers to more efficient compression standards and the impact of currency fluctuations in Russia.2Q media business was driven by distribution in Asia, Europe and Latin America. Intelsat said that media business growth would be delivered by the entry into service of Intelsat 31 this month and the launch of Intelsat 36 in August, which supports South African DTH from 68.5° East. The satellite will enter service in the fourth quarter.Intelsat’s order backlog slipped over the quarter but remains healthy, with orders of US$9.2 billion as against US$9.3 billion in March.The company said it would compete for an estimated US$3.3 billion in incremental revenue opportunity through to 2021 that will be generated by applications including enterprise broadband, wireless infrastructure, the Internet of Things and commercial and maritime applications.The company said its 2016 launch programme remains on track with Intelsat 33e and Intelsat 36 scheduled to launch from French Guiana in August.Intelsat said that it has singed 20 new contracts for its next-generation high throughput Epic NG fleet since April 27, including TIM Brazil.last_img read more

US channel operator AE Networks has led a £5 mill

first_imgUS channel operator A+E Networks has led a £5 million (€5.7 million) funding round in UK live streaming TV platform, TVPlayer.TVPlayer, an over-the-top service that lets viewers stream live TV to a range of devices, said it will use the funds to further develop the content offering and expand distribution of the service in the UK.Existing investors, including venture capital firm Beringea, also invested alongside A+E Networks and as part of the transaction, TVPlayer has de-merged from its parent company Simplestream and will now operate as a standalone company with dedicated management, marketing and technology teams.Founder Adam Smith, and co-founders Lewis Arthur and Dan Finch continue to hold a “significant stake” in the business and will work alongside a new, yet-to-be announced management team.At the same time TVPlayer said that A+E Networks’ Blaze network, which launched on Freeview in the UK last month, will be available as part of its free-to-air package.“We are very excited about the investment and the backing it provides operationally and financially for the expansion of TVPlayer,” said Smith. “With our investors’ support, we look forward to focusing on our efforts on customer acquisition and subscriber growth.”TVPlayer offers over 60 free-to-air channels to stream on an ad-supported basis, while a £4.99 per-month premium option allows users to watch an additional 30 pay channels and premium catch-up content.last_img read more

Powerpuff Girls Turner has renewed its carriage de

first_imgPowerpuff GirlsTurner has renewed its carriage deal with UK cabler Virgin Media, adding a raft of on-demand content to the roster of linear nets.Liberty Global-owned Virgin has secured Turner channels including Cartoon Network (Powerpuff Girls), Boomerang, Cartoonito, TCM and CNN International and the Cartoon Network HD net has been added to the line-up for the first time to Virgin’s Irish customers.Many of the shows on the Turner channels will be added to Virgin’s catch-up service, meaning it will be available to Virgin’s TV subs for 30 days after its initial transmission.The box-set content available on catch-up includes kids series Regular Show, Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Scooby Doo, Mr Bean, The Tom and Jerry Show and Fireman Sam.Virgin said the new deal also guarantees it rights to “support Virgin Media’s future product launches”, which it told TBI meant it had rights for new functionality that will be added to its set top box releases.David Bouchier, chief digital entertainment officer at Virgin Media said: “Our new deal with Turner means our customers will be able to access a wealth of on-demand programs, as well as continuing to enjoy some of the very best TV from channels as diverse as Cartoon Network, TCM and CNN International.”Ian McDonough, senior VP and managing director, Turner, Northern Europe added: “We’re very excited about strengthening our much valued partnership with Virgin Media, built around our premium kids and entertainment brands.“We look forward to working closely with Virgin Media to deliver entertaining channels and on-demand content that captures the growing appetite of our audiences for many years to come.”last_img read more

Businesstobusiness music provider Stingrays sub

first_imgBusiness-to-business music provider Stingray’s subscription video-on-demand offerings have surpassed the milestone of 100,000 paying subscribers across North America and Europe.Stingray’s SVOD offering is available through service providers such as Amazon, Comcast, and Telefónica.The SVOD service allows users to access unlimited, curated music programming for a monthly fee.Separately, Stingray has acquired Macquarie Media Operations-owned in-store media provider Satellite Music Australia.Satellite Music Australia provides in-store media for over 2,200 locations and the deal marks the latest extension of Stingray’s move into the Asia Pacific and Australian markets. The company previously acquired SBA Music and Digital Music Distribution as well as striking a distribution agreement with local pay TV provider Foxtel.“We are delighted to welcome SMA to the Stingray portfolio of in-store media services,” said Eric Boyko, president, co-founder, and CEO of Stingray.“Over the past few years, we have worked diligently to grow and solidify our Australian presence. This latest investment demonstrates our confidence in our future in the region. The SMA team has grown a fantastic business and I believe that together we can achieve great success and provide local clients with superior service.”last_img read more

UK standup comedy subscription videoondemand se

first_imgUK stand-up comedy subscription video-on-demand service NextUp has launched on the Amazon Fire TV Stick platform.The launch means that the full leist of devices on which NextUp is available includes the web, iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Channels and Amazon Fire TV Stick.NextUp said further launched would come later this year.The service features over 85 full-length comedy specials, including content from established comedians such as Richard Herring and Tommy Tiernan as well as new talent such as Rachel Parris and Jordan Brookes, for £3.50 (€4) a month.Last year, NextUp launched on Amazon Channels in the UK.The service grew out of the ComComedy YouTube channel and live comedy night and was co-founded by former director of comedy at BBC Worldwide, Stuart Snaith.Dan Berg, another co-founder of the service, said: “We want to share the work of great comedians far and wide and our launch on Amazon Fire TV Stick is a significant step for us, allowing more people to access NextUp in a way that’s convenient for them. We’ve got even more device launches in the pipeline and more great specials to release this coming year – watch this space.”last_img read more

Angel Ruiz presenting the new brand Ericsson Media

first_imgAngel Ruiz presenting the new brandEricsson Media Solutions is rebranding as MediaKind.Speaking at a press event in London, Arun Bhikshesvaran, chief marketing officer, Ericsson Media Solutions, said that “today marks a very important occasion for us”.The media technology outfit is currently undergoing a ‘carve out’ process that will see Ericsson divest a 51% majority stake in it to private-equity outfit One Equity Partners, a move that executives now expect to be completed in Q3.Bhikshesvaran said that the MediaKind brand reflected the company’s DNA. “We took a lot of input from our employee base. We asked them if we were an automobile what should we be. The answer was a hybrid and Media and Kind coming together is also kind of a hybrid,” he said.MediaKind CEO Angel Ruiz said that Ericsson had decided to carve out its media business some 16 months ago. “This history of our new company goes back some 12 years when Tandberg Television was acquired by Ericsson,” he said.Ruiz said that the new company would operate in “a very competitive space” and would require R&D investment to prosper through innovation.Ruiz said that Ericsson had spent US$3 billion on the portfolio of assets that are going into MediaKind. He said that the new company had “a gold presence” in the market with some 900 customers today.“We have a combination of media and mobility that I don’t think anyone else in the market has today,” said Ruiz, adding that Ericsson’s legacy in mobile telecoms would continue to be an important asset for the company going forwards.“With media today being very heavily entertainment based, just think about the number of mobile devices that are out there,” he said, outlining a vision where people could consume entertainment seamlessly on the move and shifting from screen to screen as they enter their homes.MediaKind’s management team will include Gowton Achaibar as COO and head of R&D. Achaibar has strong mobility experience, said Ruiz.Mark Russell will serve as CTO.Bhikshesvaran, also with strong mobility experience, will head up marketing.Former Imagine Communications executive Misty Kawecki from Imagine will serve as CFO.Sales will be led by Ken Yap in South-East Asia, Alex Borland in EMEA, Clayton Cruz in Latin America and Steve Payn in North America. Svven Bolthausen will have the role of SVP, commercial management and sales support, and Heather Andrade-Neumann will be in charge of human resources.Bhikshesvaran said that MediaKind counts nine out of ten global telecom operators, cable operators and satellite operators and eight out of the top 10 media and broadcast companies, as customers.Companies acquired by Ericsson that have gone in to make up the new outfit include Tandberg Television, HyCGRoup, Fabrix, Microsoft Mediaroom, Envivio, Azuki and Aspex.MediaKind serves 18 million pay TV subscribers in 26 countries and supports media delivery to over one billion homes, dealing with three million video assets daily and 200 Petabytes of time-shifted storage.Bhikshesvaran said the company would look at adjacent markets to entertainment such as smart cities and the Internet of Things for growth.Ruiz said that city officials all over the world are interested in how video is going to help deliver the smart city and smart services of the future. “From our perspective, being media and video focused means being entertainment focused. But when you talk about where video is in 2025, the amount of video that will not be entertainment but will be about safety and security and city administration will be phenomenal,” he said.Platforms like Ericsson’s video storage and processing along with analytics will be central to delivering this, he said.On Ericsson’s own strategy, Ruiz said that there is an intersection between mobile and video and it makes sense for Ericsson to continue to hold a 49% stake. However, he said that when Ericsson’s new management started to look at the investments it had made in video, executives had been concerned about the fragmentation of the market, particularly in segments such as video compression and processing.He alluded to the fact that One Equity Partners has done a number of acquisitions, is a long-term investor, and suggested that it would be in a good place to drive this consolidation.Within its entertainment market, Ruiz said that MediaKind remained focused on MediaFirst, its flagship platform both for OTT TV and traditional pay TV.Borland meanwhile said that “OTT is a very big part of our future”, adding that MediaFirst would be “very focused on the OTT space going forwards”.Commenting on the rebrand, Paolo Pescatore, technology, media and telecoms analyst, said: “Finally, the unit can get on it with business. This represents a new start and it must deliver. No more second chances. Arguably, the unit should be well placed to exploit the opportunities in convergence underpinned by the growing demand of video usage. The equity firm can ensure a commercially minded focus, while it can still rely on Ericsson’s vast technical expertise and huge connections to thrive.“There will be obstacles that it still needs to overcome. In particular regaining trust among existing and new customers. The new brand and future plans will go some way to restore confidence and rebuild credibility with the burgeoning media and telco industries.”last_img read more

Vodafone España has made its TV service available

first_imgVodafone España has made its TV service available via Samsung smart TVs, enabling users of Samsung 2017 and later models to access all the Vodafone TV services they subscribe to on the TV without the need for a set-top box.Vodafone said that Samsung smart TV users would be able to access full seasons of their favourite series, thousands of movies in all genres, and a broad on-demand catalogue that also spans kids, sports and music titles as well as seven-day catch-up and startover TV.Vodafone TV users can access content via up to four devices including smartphones, tablets PC and smart TV, enabling them to use Samsung devices as a secondary platform. They can access content simultaneously on two devices.Qualifying viewers need to have a Samsung TV from 2017 or later that is connected to the internet via WiFi or Ethernet, to be able to access the Samusng Smart Hub app store and to have an active Vodafone multiscreen account.last_img read more

We now need now to ensure as this building goes

first_img“We now need now to ensure, as this building goes back on the market that a new tenant can be found that will deliver a top-class facility in this site.” McCallion disappointed that distillery plans for Ebrington now stalled was last modified: June 4th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: “After a huge amount of work behind the scenes to find a replacement for the Quiet Man Whiskey Distillery following its withdrawal due to a tax change implemented by the British Government, we had a Scottish developer in partnership with American drinks giant, Luxco, ready to step in and take over the distillery. “Unfortunately the two sides in the proposed partnership could not agree on the distribution rights for the product in the US and the deal has fallen through. “This is disappointing, particularly given all of the hard work that had been put in by all sides to try and ensure we would see this project revived.“There has been real progress happening on Ebrington in recent times with the new hotel about to begin construction and the new office building also at an advanced stage. ShareTweet Construction stalled again at The Quiet Man whiskey distillery in DerrySINN Féin’s Elisha McCallion has said it it important the redevelopment of the Ebrington site continues so it can reach its full potential.The Foyle MP said: “The Ebringtion site offers huge potential for the redevelopment and the regeneration of our economy. American drinks giantDerryebrington squareELISHA MCCALLIONFoyle MPLuxcoMcCallion disappointed that distillery plans for Ebrington now stalledQuiet Man Whiskey DistillerySinn Feinlast_img read more

The fatherofones family moved to Massachusetts

first_imgThe father-of-one’s family moved to Massachusetts after leaving Derry more than 30 years ago.Mr Donnelly’s father – Christopher snr – kept up his link with Derry through the Friendly Sons of St Patrick in Massachusetts.The exact circumstances of Mr Donnelly’s death are not known at this stage.Former Mayor of Derry Martin Reilly has offered his condolences to Mr Donnelly and his family. Derry-born Christopher Donnelly tragically died at his adoptive home in USTRIBUTES have been paid to a Derry-born man Christopher Donnelly who tragically died on Christmas Day at his home in the United States.The 33-year-old will be laid to rest on Saturday, January 5, in his adoptive city of New Bedford, Massachusetts. ShareTweet The SDLP councillor said: “I was deeply saddened to hear about the death of Christopher Donnelly’s son, also called Christopher.“I first got to know Christopher Snr when I was mayor through his involvement with the Friendly Sons of St Patrick organisation in Massachusetts, which is an organisation that regularly brings groups of tourist to Derry.“Christopher Snr was from the Bogside area and always kept his native Derry close to his heart through the Friendly Sons of St Patrick so I was very saddened to hear that his son had passed away on Christmas Day.“Like so many other people from this city, I offer my condolences to Christopher and the wider family circle on the death of Christopher Jnr.”The Donnelly family moved to New Bedford from Northern Ireland when Christopher Jnr was just two years of age.The 33-year-old worked as a high school and youth soccer referee.He is survived by his daughter Raelynne Rose Donnelly, father Christopher, mother Mary Elizabeth, sister Roisin as well as relatives still in Derry.His family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made to an educational fund for his daughter Raelynne Rose Donnelly through the Friendly Sons of St Patrick, PO Box 4021, New Bedford, MA 02740.Tributes paid to Derry-born Christopher Donnelly following his death in United States was last modified: January 2nd, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: Friendly Sons of St PatrickMARTIN REILLYMassachusettsNew BedfordSDLP COUNCILLORTributes paid to Derry-born Christopher Donnelly following his death in United StatesUSAlast_img read more

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first_img Next PostToll Costs Could Change to $24 for Three Year “Subscription” WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (WOAY)- Chanting and cheers filled the White Sulpher Springs Civic Center as President Donald Trump made his fourth visit to the Mountain State.While President Trump has visited West Virginia in the past for business purposes, Thursday’s round table brought together legislators, companies and families to discuss tax reform and how it has helped West Virginia.“In West Virginia, you have some incredible people who want to borrow money and couldn’t borrow money to start a business or anything,” said President Donald Trump.One family shared how tax reform has made a difference in their lives.“We were able to calculate how much we were able to save and we had to actually professionally calculate it and it came out to $2,417. We were able to take that money and invest it into our home,” said Jessica and Tony Hodge who benefited from the tax reform.Senator Shelley Moore Capito shared how special it was to have the President back in the Mountain State.“It’s great to have the President here. It’s great to talk about the tax bill. We heard West Virginians from all different jobs in parts of the state talk about the real effect,” said Senator Shelley Moore Capito.Additionally, Congressman Evan Jenkins shared information on issues that he and President Trump are working on together.“ We need to get people back to work. A good job solves a lot of problems. Let’s take care of our babies. Let’s take care of our children. Let’s get West Virginia moving again and we’re doing that with President Trump and we’re working with him every step of the way,” said Congressman Evan Jenkins.The roundtable highlighted the importance of tax reform and how President Trump is helping to make a positive difference in the lives of West Virginians. He is already planning his next trip back to the Mountain State. NewsWatch President Trump Visits The Mountain State For The Fourth Time Since Being In Office By Daniella HankeyApr 05, 2018, 22:39 pm 484 0 Tumblr Twitter Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Google+ Daniella Hankeycenter_img Facebook Mail Previous PostMenendez Brothers Who Killed Parents Reunited in Prison Pinterest Home NewsWatch President Trump Visits The Mountain State For The Fourth Time Since Being In Office Linkedinlast_img read more