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May 28 2002 Metal shop manager Ron Chandler and w


first_imgMay 28, 2002 Metal shop managerRonChandler andworkshop apprentice Malcolm Sutherland are working on the railingoutside Paolo’s apartment. [Photo: T & text: RL] All metal work onsite is custom made. This swooping curve railing took a tremendousamount of energy to manufacture and install. [Photo: T & text: RL]last_img


Rep Hughes renews commitment to Muskegon County region


first_img With her family by her side, state Rep. Holly Hughes took her oath of office Tuesday to represent the families and businesses of the Muskegon County.Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman administered the oath while Rep. Hughes’ husband Rick, daughter Morgan and nephew Chandler Breit joined her for the Capitol ceremony.“This is an honor given to me by the residents of the 91st District,” said Rep. Hughes, R-Montague. “My first priority will always be to families and businesses in my home district. Although we have a lot of work to do in Lansing, my focus will continue to be on jobs for our hometown. In fact, our next Veterans Jobs Fair is already scheduled for May 20. I will continue to work every day and with every vote for our communities to make today and the future better in the Muskegon County region.”Rep. Hughes encourages residents with concerns or questions pertaining to state government to contact her Lansing office. Legislative assistants Justin Malek, a Muskegon County native, and Eric Dean are ready to assist district residents.Residents can contact Rep. Hughes’ Lansing office toll free at (877) 633-0331, via email at HollyHughes@house.mi.gov, and by mail at N-1195 House Office Building, Lansing, MI 48909.“We look forward to working for everyone in the 91st District over the next two years,” Rep. Hughes said. “We’re here to help.” 13Jan Rep. Hughes renews commitment to Muskegon County region Categories: Hughes News,Newslast_img read more


Rep Kahle announces consumer education presentation


first_img26Jan Rep. Kahle announces consumer education presentation Categories: Kahle News State Rep. Bronna Kahle announced that the attorney general’s office will conduct consumer education presentations in Lenawee County. The senior seminar will offer an identity theft presentation teaching the signs of identity theft, how to protect personal information online and off, and what to do if you become a victim.“This is a great opportunity for seniors to learn how to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft and how to minimize the impact on your life when you’ve been targeted,” Rep. Kahle said. “I’m happy to work with the attorney general’s office to provide this vital information.”The seminars will take place on Friday, Feb. 2 at the following locations:Hudson Senior Center from 10 to 11 am; andAdrian Senior Center from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.RSVPs are not required and there is no cost to attend. For more information, please contact Rep. Kahle’s office at (517) 373-1706 or BronnaKahle@house.mi.gov.last_img read more


RTL must continue to grow its digital business and


first_imgRTL must continue to grow its digital business and look to global scale as it faces competition from the likes of YouTube and Facebook, according to the German broadcast group’s co-CEO.Delivering a keynote at MIPTV yesterday in Cannes, Guillaume de Posch (pictured) said that while RTL was originally geared towards local tastes in specific European markets, it now faces a “cultural challenge” as it goes up against global platforms.“It’s not only about M6 and TF1, or Prosieben against RTL,” said de Posch. “It’s about Facebook, YouTube, MCNs, coming in, rolling out of California, trying to grab our business.”While RTL has begun to address these new challenges in recent years by investing in companies like US-based multi-channel network BroadbandTV, fashion and beauty MCN Stylehaul, and US digital video ad platform SpotX, de Posch said it will “probably take us probably 10 years to master it.”“As we speak now, we’ve got around 1,000 young, savvy digital executives in the US helping us out in our digital endeavors. I can tell you, we feel much more comfortable today than we felt a couple of years ago not having these new tools and skillsets, but this challenge is in the way.”The RTL boss appealed to the EU to make sure that new proposals on ‘television without frontiers’, which are due to be discussed in the coming months, are “properly drafted for European media groups.”“If it’s not, we will be super-regulated still, whereas all the newcomers that I mentioned will simply flow out of the US or other regions of the world with zero regulation. That could be really a danger, we believe, for the future of our business,” said de Posch.“We need to make sure that the EU understands this – not only for the broadcasting side of the business, but also for the production side.”Discussing RTL’s current online efforts, de Posch said that digital – one of RTL’s three main ‘pillars’ along with broadcast and content – only contributed 8.4% of the company’s total revenues last year.Including all the short-form and long-form streaming that RTL does – across digital platforms, replay and catch-up – in January and February the company generated 11 billion views per month. “The question is long-term, how are we going to make sure that we’re going to monetise this,” he said.Addressing the changing media landscape, the RTL boss predicted that hit TV shows will still be possible in the future, but audience sizes will be smaller as a “direct consequence of the fragmentation of all the devices”.“If you recall, 30 years ago major hits on TV were doing 30 million, 50 million viewers on American television. Now if you’re lucky, if you take for example Idol, or The Voice in the US, you reach 10 million. So you’ve got a reduction in the absolute volume of viewers that you can reach into one live programming. Therefore we also believe that in the next few years, you will have a ‘new normal’ in what we call a hit.”last_img read more


Technology company iWedia is deploying its Linuxb


first_imgTechnology company iWedia is deploying its Linux-based Teatro-3.0 solution for IP-connected set-top boxes on the German HD+ retail market in a 4K set-top designed and manufactured by Kudelski-owned SmarDTV.For HD+, the solution has been ported on a dual-tuner UHD DVB-S/S2 STB from SmarDTV based on the Broadcom BCM7251 system-on-a-chip. The software has been customised to fulfill HD+ specifications and integrated with Nagra Guard Conditional Access System. Its architecture has received Nagra NASC 3.0 Tier #4 certification.The solution features navigation tools including service list, zapping banner, flat and grid TV guides as well as DVR and timeshift over a USB storage device. A picture browser and player is provided. Fast zapping and HbbTV apps are supported.“With its software architecture recognized highly secure by third party experts, Teatro-3.0 is ideally suited for connected Pay TV STB running Linux,” said Sunghoon Kim, VP sales at iWedia. “Moreover, it supports HTML5 for both the resident app and remote web services which allows for visually catchy UI,” he added. “We are very proud that German viewers may now enjoy this solution and we are preparing further deployments”.The announcement was made at TV Connect 2017, which is being held in London from Tuesday, March 28th through to Thursday, March 30th. iWedia is demonstrating the solution on stand B54.Teatro-3.0, a software solution for IP-connected STB, is based on Linux with a UI built in HTML5 which uses specific JavaScript APIs allowing access to digital TV features.Separately, iWedia has integrated its software solution for set-top box operated under Android TV with the home automation system of OBLO Living, a provider of world hardware and software solutions for home automation.The OBLO product portfolio is made of an end-to-end software solution for home automation including client apps for Android/iOS, gateway software and cloud services combined with in-house developed devices such as gateway, smart wall plug, door/window sensor, smart dimmer, smart outlet and complementary nodes from third parties including Qubino, Philio and Leedarson. Applications include home comfort, lightning, security and energy management.Both the OBLO gateway software and Teatro-3.5 embed an “If This Then That” (IFTTT) service. IFTTT is then used as a public cloud service for workflow management. The user defines IFTTT applets to describe the interaction between OBLO and Teatro-3.5. Applications include simple use cases where a message is displayed on the TV screen when for example a door opens.“It is important for an HA solution to include in its ecosystem the main screen in the living room,” said Nikola Smiljkovic, VP Marketing at OBLO Living. “And it is equally important for the user to be able to use public cloud services to define the HA workflow; we had these two objectives in mind when entering into this integration project with iWedia and they have been fully accomplished.”“We see the TV screen as the ideal device to display real-time notifications triggered by a web based workflow management platform like IFTTT,” said Hervé Creff, VP marketing at iWedia. “And especially for events raised by HA nodes; this is what we have achieved with this successful integration with OBLO”.last_img read more