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first_imgRelated posts:Big waves, rip currents hit Pacific beaches Sport fishing season in the South Pacific could generate up to $331 million, study says Costa Rica’s Rincón de la Vieja Volcano explodes again Turrialba Volcano spews ash, vapor Due to an increase in recreational fishing in the coastal zones of the country, and because this is an activity that generates communal and family bonds, an important change was made by discussing the legal aspects of the participation of children and teenagers in this activity. Until recently, Article 69 of Costa Rica’s Fishing and Aquaculture Law regulations prohibited recreational fishing to children under the age of 16.Recreational or sport fishing is an activity that unites the family, promotes the development of skills and abilities important for life, enables closer contact with nature and the comprehension of its basic processes, promotes the knowledge of aquatic biology and enables children to see different sea species, to mention a few of its benefits. Education is one of the most important processes in childhood, and it must go beyond formal learning, thus it becomes necessary to promote recreational activities with educational content.The former fishing regulations, which were modified on Feb. 10 of this year, established that sport fishing would only be allowed for people over the age of 16, which meant that children and teenagers under that age could not ask for a permit required for such activity. The disposition meant an absolute prohibition for children because according to Costa Rican law, the permit is a requirement for someone who wants to participate in recreational fishing.Children under 16 were also not able to participate in fishing tournaments held in the country (although in practice, some tournaments for children were still held). Such exclusion was discriminatory and contrary to the legal principle of superior interest of the child, impeding the integral development of youth.Costa Rican law has been gradually changing to promote the active participation of minors in social life, following the principle of superior interest of the child. Due to this, an executive decree was passed on Jan. 25 changing the fishing regulations to allow for children to fish for fun.The Declaration of the Rights of the Child establishes a series of principles that are fundamental for the protection of their rights. For example, principle seven says that education is not limited to a system of formal and institutional learning: “The child shall have full opportunity for play and recreation, which should be directed to the same purposes as education; society and the public authorities shall endeavor to promote the enjoyment of this right.”Costa Rica’s Constitution protects the right of children to have access to recreation in equal conditions under the law, according to article 33, and this same right is stated in the Convention of the Rights of the Child. These fundamental rights and principles are also stated in article 56 of the Code on Childhood and Adolescence, which says that children have the right to receive an adequate education oriented to the development of their full potential.Also, it must be pointed out that the age discrimination inherent in article 69 of the fishing regulation was absolutely unjustified, because recreational fishing is not a dangerous or inappropriate activity for children. Additionally, it is not an activity which the State should discourage for environmental reasons: the impact of recreational and sport fishing on the environment is practically nonexistent.The reform of article 69 of the fishing regulation is intended as a means to reach the objectives of the National Plan for Sustainable Tourism Development 2010-2016 created by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute. With the reform, it will be possible to reduce the seasonal nature of tourism by promoting fishing tournaments in the low season, which will now be able to include children and teenagers. This will stimulate family education in the adequate practices for sustainable fishing, as well.The prohibition of leisure fishing for minors under the age of 16 was not only contrary to the superior interest of children and their fundamental rights, but also limited both their education and recreation. Such a restriction ruined the possibility for children to participate in an activity that is great for their integral education and skill development.Definitely, the reform must be applauded since it benefits children, recreational and sport fishing and the country as a whole.Germán Ignacio Pochet Ballester is an environmental law specialist at BIOIURIS. He can be reached at gpochet@legalambiental.com. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_imgCordray Addresses Income Inequalities September 4, 2017 730 Views CFPB Richard Cordray 2017-09-04 Brianna Gilpin While many enjoyed their Labor Day Monday, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray attended the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Labor Day Picnic to discuss three forms of financial inequality deepening the divide between those trying to stretch their dollar and the wealthy.According to Cordray, the U.S. used to embody the principle that if you work hard and act responsibly, you can get ahead in life, but now the greatest share of income growth rests in the hands of the affluent. This is due to three forms of financial inequality: inequality of wealth, unequal access to financial services, and lack of access to traditional credit.Inequity of wealth differs from income because it covers all accumulated assets. Cordray said, “estimates indicate that the share of wealth held by the top 1/10 of 1 percent in the United States tripled over the past 30 years. In contrast, during the financial crisis, the bottom fell out on millions of people whose wealth was tied up in their homes, in many communities and certainly in communities of color.”Because of the many financial crisis predatory practices, Cordray said homeownership was ruined for many Americans through foreclosure and tarnishing of credit. That is why the CFPB put protections in place so that homebuyers won’t be set up with mortgages they cannot afford. However, the CFPB can’t erase the time it will take to restore wealth in these families.“Another significant form of financial inequality, which is unequal access to financial services, compounds the problems created by income and wealth inequality,” Cordray said. “About 10 million households in the U.S. do not use banks. But living without a bank account is expensive.”Without a savings account, no interest is earned and cashing a check or paying a bill comes with fees. Because this takes time and costs additional money, it makes it harder for those without banks to climb the economic ladder. To remedy this, the CFPB is working to make banks and credit unions offer low-risk checking accounts or prepaid accounts.The third form of financial inequality the CFPB Director discussed was lack of access to traditional credit. Despite the fact that credit can help cushion economic shocks or allow consumers to borrow for a car or education, 26 million individuals are “credit invisible,” meaning they have no formal credit history. The CFPB is working for more accurate credit information, transparency so that consumers aren’t unfairly denied credit and the removal of discriminatory lending practices.center_img Share in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Newslast_img read more

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first_img – / 19 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Tillman laterechoed similar sentiments after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and his subsequent retirement from football after that season, just four years into his NFL career.So when Moore found out that Tillman had enlisted in the Army and would be deployed to Iraq, it didn’t surprise him one bit.“He expressed that he wanted to do something that mattered. That was important to him. He didn’t think he had done anything at that point.”Tillman only knew one way, Moore said, and that way was going through life with unbridled conviction. The hits during practice, his philosophies on life, leaving a prosperous NFL career behind to enlist in the Army — everything fell in line with that all-or-nothing mentality.Tillman was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan just over 10 years ago at the age of 27. Moore said he has photos of his fallen friend hanging in his house in Arizona.“He was fighting for something he truly believed in,” the Bills assistant said. “He was trying to satisfy an urge in himself, something that hadn’t sat well with him. He wanted to give back and I think he went out in the way in which he wanted to, fighting for his country.” Former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Rob Moore was coming off a career season when safety Pat Tillman joined the team in 1998.Now a wide receivers coach for the Buffalo Bills, Moore reflected on his early experiences and eventual friendship with Tillman on the team’s website for Memorial Day.Moore said the Cardinals rookie hit him and took him to the ground during a 7-on-7 drill that was supposed to be non-contact.center_img “So naturally, he and I got into a slight scuffle,” the receivers coach told BuffaloBills.com.But before he let hot-headedness cement his views on the rookie, Moore got a recommendation that would turn that hit into something much more meaningful.“One of the coaches said, ‘Look, instead of fighting the kid, why don’t you pull Pat aside and try to teach him to be a pro.’ So I kind of took him under my wing.”From then on, Moore was assigned to Tillman. The two sat next to each other on every team plane ride, where Moore would quickly come to know Tillman’s strength of character and “scary intelligence.”Moore said he would talk with the former Arizona State standout about everything from politics and literature to fatherhood while on the team plane. The two continued to square off against each other frequently in practice.“We had a friendship, and it went beyond the white lines of football,” the 10-year pro said.Even though Moore, now 45, retired from football after the 1999 season, he remembered Tillman saying back then, “I haven’t done a damn thing … I’m just a football player,” in consideration of how both his father and grandfather fought in wars. 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgPolice on Friday arrested a 20-year-old man from Liopetri, in Famagusta, on suspicion of robbing a bakery earlier in the day armed with a speargun trident.The man was arrested at 2pm and according to police, he has admitted to carrying out the early morning robbery.Police said he surrendered €75, saying it was the money he had taken.The man is expected to be brought before a court on Saturday.According to the bakery worker, at around 4am, an unknown individual who had covered his face with a hood and was wielding a fishing trident went into the shop and threatened members of staff.He then forcibly opened the drawer under the register and took a small bag with money. The bag contained some coins and an unknown amount of cash. You May LikeHealthyThe top 9 surprising health benefits of ginger | GuideHealthyUndoSmall Business Loans | Search AdsSmall Business Loan Programs Could Be Available to AnyoneSmall Business Loans | Search AdsUndoThe Design Inspiration20 Gardening Tricks Your Neighbours Don’t Want You to KnowThe Design InspirationUndo House rejects presidential veto over repossession lawUndoTwo of serial killer’s victims buried in PhilippinesUndoRouhani hopes British PM Johnson’s “familiarity” with Iran will help improve relationsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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first_img State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona will hold office hours on March 27 in Antrim County.“I want to get to know all the constituents in my area so that they know I am invested in the 105th District and I am adequately representing their needs and interests in Lansing,” Rep. Cole said.On Friday, March 27, Rep. Cole will be at Shirley’s Cafe, 528 South Williams St. in Mancelona from 8 to 9:30 a.m.Coffee with Cole provides residents of Antrim, Charlevoix, Otsego, Montmorency and Oscoda counties opportunities to share ideas, concerns and issues regarding Michigan’s state agencies or legislation with Rep. Cole in person.Those unable to attend a Coffee with Cole office hours meeting can contact the representative by email at TristonCole@house.mi.gov or by calling 1-(855)-DIST-105.### Tags: #SB, Coffee hours, coffee with cole, Cole, Office Hours Categories: Cole News,Newscenter_img 19Mar Rep. Cole announces March coffee hourslast_img read more

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first_imgShare81TweetShare27Email108 SharesBy Jengod – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, LinkApril 19, 2017; Babble“Breast is best” for preemies, but how can families with few resources access human milk for their premature babies when they can’t produce it? New York recently joined five other states in allowing the use of Medicaid to access breast milk from milk banks, which advocates called a victory for NICU babies and their families.For those not versed in all things breast milk (a.k.a. liquid gold), here’s a quick primer: although there has long been debate over the short- and long-term benefits of breast-feeding, breast milk can be especially beneficial to sick and premature infants by helping growth and preventing disease, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Breast-feeding rates continue to rise, and new for-profit and nonprofit milk banks have been popping up across the country over the past two decades, sometimes creating controversy relating to compensation structures and safety, not to mention ethics. The Human Milk Banking Association of North America, established in 1985, sets standards for 30 nonprofit donor banks across the U.S. and Canada with input from the medical community.While milk banks are making more pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM) available to infants, there’s a cost. You won’t be surprised to learn that even nonprofit milk banks must charge fees to cover costs of operations, donor screening, and distribution. The New York Milk Bank, for example, charges $4.50 per ounce. The gap led to legislation that would assist low-income families with the cost. Supporters of the measures argue that the increased use of PDHM would save the state money by decreasing hospital stays and reducing complications.Stat News examined the issue last year, highlighting the inequality across income levels:At “safety-net” hospitals where more than 75 percent of patients are on Medicaid, only 13 percent routinely make donor milk available to premature babies in intensive care, according to a 2012 survey.Reporter Olivia Campbell also noted that “New York’s law could be the most far-reaching, since it provides for such milk for as long as it’s medically necessary, no matter the infant’s age.”Supporters say it will produce a net savings for Medicaid: According to the New York branch of the American Academy of Pediatrics, giving the state’s 3,500 eligible infants donor human milk will save $10.5 million in direct hospitalization costs.While the legislation is certainly a feel-good measure, not every state has passed proposed legislation, and the classification of breast milk as a tissue or medicine can also make regulation more complicated, according to Stat News.A bill in Washington was rejected as unnecessary, based on “a lack of current evidence on the safety and efficacy of donor human milk,” and recommended that hospitals negotiate directly with insurance carriers. In Maryland, the legislation was discouraged when it was found state Medicaid coverage treated food and tissues differently, which might make execution too difficult. And, with Medicaid expansion and payments cut under the now-defunct GOP health care bill, it’s unclear how the families who need the support the most will fare.With breast-feeding back in vogue and breast milk legislation still a patchwork, there is a burgeoning underground market for breast milk, causing consternation, according to the Columbia Basin Herald:Increasing numbers of women who produce more breast milk than they need are handing it over—or selling it—for others to use… No one knows exactly how much of this excess milk is donated or sold, but the volume is increasing. Pauline Sakamoto, executive director of the Mothers’ Milk Bank and former president of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America, an association of nonprofit milk banks in the U.S. and Canada, said her organization’s affiliated banks distributed about 4.4 million ounces of human milk to hospitals last year, up from less than half that amount as recently as five years ago…Physicians, regulators and others ask: Should sickly, premature babies get access to this milk before healthy ones? Should women be paid for their milk—even if it might lead some to deprive their own infants? Should greater safeguards be required to ensure the safety of the supply?But the FDA has expressed concern about milk-trading websites, warning consumers that the milk offered there carries an increased risk of contamination by drugs or disease, including HIV. The agency further urges mothers not to feed their infants donated milk acquired from other individuals or over the internet, also because of such safety risks.Should the FDA intervene? It’s likely that the current administration’s focus on deregulation means states—and nonprofit milk banks—will continue to take the lead on expanding access to breast milk.—Anna BerryShare81TweetShare27Email108 Shareslast_img read more

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first_imgTwitter has filed for an IPO at a proposed offering price of US$1 billion (€736 million), it announced yesterday. The stock market filing, lodged with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, revealed that Twitter now has more than 215 million monthly active users and 100 million daily active users.It also outlined details of Twitter’s finances for the first time. The microblogging site said that from 2011 to 2012, revenue increased by 198% to US$316.9 million. However, it is yet to turn a profit.“Since our inception, we have incurred significant operating losses, and, as of June 30, 2013, we had an accumulated deficit of US$418.6 million. Although our revenue has grown rapidly, increasing from US$28.3 million in 2010 to US$316.9 million in 2012, we expect that our revenue growth rate will slow in the future as a result of a variety of factors, including the gradual slow down in the growth rate of our user base,” Twitter said in the filing.It also warned: “If we are unable to generate adequate revenue growth and to manage our expenses, we may continue to incur significant losses in the future and may not be able to achieve or maintain profitability.”On the TV front, where Twitter is making a push with initiatives like its Nielsen Twitter TV Rating, the firm said that this did not directly generate revenue but will “enhance our attractiveness to users and advertisers.”Twitter said that its February acquisition of Bluefin Labs, which provided social television analytics services to brand advertisers, agencies and TV networks, cost US$67.3 million, paid in common stock.last_img read more

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first_imgNorwegian commercial broadcaster TV2 has signed a 12-month app deal with second-screen platform provider Monterosa.Under the agreement, TV2 has licensed Monterosa’s LViS Studio platform to create and monetise second-screen apps across devices and social platforms and integrate them with TV graphics.TV2 firm said it will deploy these across a range of shows – from entertainment to sports.“We know that LViS Studio will enable us to develop second-screen proposals enhancing TV experience for our viewers and offering new and exciting opportunities for our sponsors,” said TV2 business developer Nils Borhaug.last_img read more

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first_imgTV remains at the forefront of what cable operators in central and eastern Europe are offering and is even becoming more important within the bundle of products that they offer, but bundling strategies are likely to evolve, according to a panel of cable marketing executives at the Digital TV CEE conference in Budapest yesterday.TV is not becoming less important but connnectivity is becoming more important in bundling as a whole, said Robert Redeleanu, chief marketing officer, UPC Romania. In Romania there is evidence that there is no real potential for an internet-only service after UPC tested the market, he said.UPC for the last six months had tried to understand what consumers would look for in the future and is looking at how entertainment and connectivity can best be bundled, said Redeleanu. “Time spent in front of the TV is actually increasing, with catch-up and so on. On-demand is only 2% of time spent in front of the TV,” he said. Redeleanu said that in CEE, piracy presents a significant hurdle to making money from VoD services.Redeleanu said that there is a need for more a la carte channel options but it doesn’t make economic sense in every case. He said UPC is looking into segmenting the number of channels in each price point and establishing a base line up for linear TV and bundling this with SVoD and catch-up services.Redeleanu said the relations between operators and broadcasters could see signficant changes as a result of the evolution of the market. In Romania, he said, key broadcasters had sought to terminate their must-carry status, meaning that cable rates could increase across the board. “It might put us in a different position in negotiations and in deciding what we take,” he said.“The importance of TV in the overall bundle is actually increasing,” said Indrek Ild, sales and marketing director at Starman in Estonia, also speaking on the panel. “We look at the overall experience and people want to be entertained. Content and content discovery are becoming more important.”OTT video providers could become content partners, he said. “For us the challenge is to combine different ways of consuming the content. Netflix or VoD is new and they have been good at promoting what they have to. If you are able to build and develop…an experience that you can bring.”Ild said that people are using social media to get the best out of the content available. Operators have to become part of the recommendation ecosystem, he said.Ild said that Starman was not making ony money from VoD services, partly because it had not discovered how best to promote and enable discovery of on-demand content to customers. “You have to bring this to the customer,” he said.Ild said that Starman was also looking at ‘smart bundling’ and that there is more and more demand for flexiblity. He said there were some cusotmers taking internet services without TV and that it was necessary to work on better bundles to bring those customers back to TV. Smarter bundling could mean extending the in-home experience to mobile access and so on, said Ild.In terms of the evolution of operators’ relationship with broadcasters, Ild said he expected channel provider increasingly to fall into one of two categories – those who supplied low-cost advertising-supported services that are part of a basic service and those that increasingly looked to deliver a premium bundle of channel and associated multiscreen and catch-up services, perhaps without advertising.Vygantas Tutlys, head of marketing department at Lithuanian cable operator Cgates said that broadband was fast becoming a commodity and TV will be the differentiator. While users choose provider oftenon the basis of broadband speed, high-speed imtermet will soon be a standard product.Tutlys agreed that partnering with OTT providers offered a good way forward and handed the task of marketing and renewing specific content to a partner.Piracy meant it is currently difficult to demand payment for on-demanmd services marketed by operators, said Tutlys. VoD mainly served as a churn reducer, he said.Tutlys said that people who had not taken TV services could be interested in specific mini-bundles. However, unbundling services could result in lower ARPU. “To sell a la carte in Lithuania you have to offer at least a six month subscription for it to pay off,” he said.Ultimately, said Tutlys, channel providers would have to evolve their pricing and bundling strategies in line with market developments. “We are often seeing the basic pricing strategy lagging behind and they need to be more responsive,” he said.last_img read more

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first_imgUK media regulator Ofcom has launched an investigation into how the English Premier League sells live TV rights for its matches, following a complaint by Virgin Media.Ofcom cited its power to launch investigations under the Competition Act if it believes there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that there is an agreement which has as its object or effect the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition within the UK and/or the EU.Ofcom will consider whether there is a breach of the UK and/or EU competition law prohibition on agreements and decisions which restrict or distort competition.Virgin Media has alleged that the arrangements for the ‘collective’ selling of live UK television rights by the Premier League for matches played by its member clubs break UK competition law, particularly in relation to the number of Premier League matches for which live broadcasting rights are made available.According to the Liberty Global-owned cable operator, the proportion of matches made available for live television broadcast under the current Premier League rights deals – at 41% – is lower than some other leading European leagues, where more matches are available for live broadcast.According to Virgin Media, this practice leads to higher-prices for packages that include premium sports channels, both to consumers and to resellers such as the cable operator.In the initial phase of the investigation, Ofcom expects to gather further information using its powers under the Competition Act.Ofcom said it would be “mindful” of the likely timing of the next auction of live UK rights, and added that it is open to discussion with the Premier League about its plans.last_img read more

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first_imgDeutsche Telekom-owned Hungarian telco Magyar Telekom has named András Gyenes to the position of  chief commercial officer residential with effect from July 3.Gyenes, who will also become a member of Magyar Telekom’s Management Committee, previously held a senior position at Unilever. In his new role he will be responsible for the management of Magyar Telekom’s customer service, on-site services, consumer marketing, channel management, e-business and shop network management activities.last_img read more

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first_imgVassilis CostopoulosThe Greek government has appointed Vassilis Costopoulis as the new CEO of public broadcaster ERT.Costopoulis, a lawyer, was director of ERT’s legal department from 1988-93. While at the pubcaster, he served as a member of the permanent legal committee and the specialised legal committee on European Affairs at the EBU and was deputy member of the administrative council for a number of years.Costopoulis’ appointment was confirmed last month when his nomination was approved by a parliamentary committee. Greek minister of digital policy Nikos Pappas said that Costopoulos was chosen from a field of 32 candidates because of his long experience at ERT. Costopoulos plans to develop a new strategic plan to develop the broadcaster.Costopoulis has said he plans to strengthen ERT’s regional stations and will build partnerships with Euronews and Cypriot TV. he also plans to develop an English-language news service.Costopoulis’ appointment comes after a tumultuous few years for the Greek pubcaster, which was controversially shut down by the Greek government in 2013 and plans for a replacement service NERIT, put in train. ERT was reinstated as the country’s public broadcaster by the new government in 2015.last_img read more

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first_imgSatellite operator Eutelsat saw its Q1 revenues drop by 9.3% on a reported basis and 6.7% on a constant currency basis to €349 million, hit by the absence this year of fees for technical and engineering services to a third-party operator.Underlying video revenues were down 0.8% to €223.3 million. Revenues from broadcast were up 0.5% year-on-year excluding the carry-forward impact of the termination of its TV d’Orange contract last year, with growth coming from Russia at the 36° East and 56° East orbital positions and MENA at the 7/8° West and 7° East orbital positions.The total number of channels broadcast by Eutelsat satellites stood at 6,755, up 6.6% year-on-year. The number of HD channels stood at 1,210 versus 940 a year earlier, up by 28.7% and represented 17.9% of channels compared to 14.8% a year earlier.Fixed data revenues were down 11.7% and government services revenues rose slightly. Fixed broadband revenues declined, while mobile connectivity revenues increased.“First Quarter revenues were in line with our expectations. Our key operational metrics were well oriented with a further rise in HD  Fill Rate on a quarter-on-quarter basis. The Fall renewal campaign with  the US Government yielded a favourable outturn, at some 95% in value while the outcomes of Video renewals during the quarter were positive, notably with Polsat on Hotbird. Elsewhere we took further measures to optimise Video distribution with the absorption of Noorsat in the MENA region,” said CEO Rodolphe Belmer.last_img read more

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first_imgLatvian telecom operator Lattelecom has tapped technology outfit Apply to develop an analytics tool for online TV advertising and audiences across the country.The Claara analytics tool collects data in real time from over 220,000 Latvian homes, providing data for advertisers that can be accessed via the Claara.lv portal.Lattelecom describes Claara as an artificial intelligence solution that can independently identify ads on TV channels, seek out similarities with other ads and link them to a specific industry. The tool can recognise ads in multiple channels simultaneously.Until now, TV ads have been analysed from a sample of about 400 Latvian households.Krists Avots, Lattelcom’s corporate affairs director, said that the ocmany had been working on AI solutions for some years, adding that Claara would ensure more accurate and faster processing of TV data.Users of the portal can check ad views, compare with competitors’ views and check the number and frequency of views at different times of the day, the company said.In other Lativan news, Lattelcom rival and cable operator Baltcom has added two music channels from Viacom to its programming line-up. The operator has added MTV Live HD and VH1 Europe to its packages.last_img read more

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first_imgVodafone Deutschland has ended its carriage terms dispute with ZDF and has struck a long-term distribution partnership with the public broadcaster.Vodafone and ZDF have been engaged in a long-running legal dispute, with litigation ongoing since 2012. According to the pair, the latest agreement sees that litigation “amicably settled by both parties”.The pair said that they were working to ensure that content from ZDF’s media catalogue would be available on-demand to subscribers of Vodafone’s advanced TV platform Giga TV immediately after broadcast, via set-top, smartphone or tablet. The pair also said that ZDF’s news channel ZDFinfo would be available soon on the Giga TV platform in HD.Thomas Bellut, managing director of ZDF, said that the agreement was “good news for the public” and that the broadcaster’s “extensive video library” would soon be available on the Vodafone platform.Separately, Vodafone Deutschland sales chief Peter Walz has left the company as part of the telecom operator’s previously announced restructuring of its management.Walz joined Vodafone Deutschland in 2000 after having Vodafone acquired German industrial conglomerate Mannesmann. Among other things, Walz led the company’s wholesale business to growth and re-launched its otelo brand. As head of strategy he initiated Vodafone’s investment in cable.Following the acquisition of Kabel Deutschland, Walz was charge with integrating the sales divisions of the two companies. More recently, he was responsible for the launch of Vodafone’s Internet of Things offering.Vodafone Deutschland CEO Hannes Ametsreiter said Vodafone had reason to be grateful to Walz for his outstanding contribution to the company’s success.last_img read more

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first_imgProSiebenSat.1 chief operating officer Christof Wahl is to leave the group “by mutual consent” at the end of July.Christof WahlWahl was instrumental in developing the German broadcast group’s digital business and more recently was responsible for the entertainment part of the group’s online video business, along with advertising technology and data, the distribution of entertainment content and partnerships within the framework of the European Media Alliance.Responsibility for the digital entertainment business will now be integrated within the single ‘entertainment pillar’ created by the group at the end of last year as part of an overall reorganisation of its activities.Wahl’s departure follows that of CEO Thomas Ebling last week. Ebling was replaced by former Dyson CEO Max Conze in a move that was announced in February.“I thank Christof Wahl on behalf of the whole Supervisory Board for the excellent development and expansion of areas that are relevant for ProSiebenSat.1 Group’s digital future,” said Werner Brandt, supervisory board chairman of ProSiebenSat.1.“Under his leadership, essential strategic decisions have been made as the start of an own AdTech stack, the launch of the leading German data alliance NetID as well as the strengthening of Studio71’s position as one of the leading global companies in the video segment. I wish Christof Wahl the best of luck and every success in his future endeavors.”Conrad Albert, deputy CEO of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, said: “Christof Wahl has built up the video joint venture 7TV that we, together with Discovery, want to establish and strongly grow to a successful entertainment streaming offering. Christof Wahl has thus participated in shaping important corner stones for our Company’s future.“last_img read more

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first_imgMagic Leap One headsetAT&T has invested in Magic Leap, completing the mixed reality firm’s previously-announced Series D funding round.While the value of AT&T’s investment was not disclosed, the deal establishes AT&T as the exclusive wireless distributor of Magic Leap products for consumers in the US.“We’ve joined with AT&T because we believe in a combined vision of expanding high-speed networks, edge computing, and deep integration with creative content,” said Rony Abovitz, founder, president and CEO of Magic Leap.“Coupling the strength of the evolving AT&T network with Magic Leap’s spatial computing platform can transform computing experiences for people.”AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan, who now has observer rights with Magic Leap’s board, said: “We’re designing and offering the future of entertainment and connectivity, and this exclusive arrangement – in combination with our 5G leadership position – will open up new opportunities and experiences.”Magic Leap announced in October 2017 that it had raised US$502 million in Series D equity funding, led by Singapore-headquartered investment company Temasek.New backers announced at the time included Brazilian media giant Grupo Globo, fund management firm Janus Henderson Investors, and the EDBI – the corporate investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board.Return investors included Google, Alibaba Group, Fidelity Management and Research Company,  J.P. Morgan Investment Management, and T. Rowe Price.In March this year, the company reportedly raised another US$461 million in funding led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s sovereign investment arm, The Public Investment Fund, taking its Series D round at that point to US$963 million.Magic Leap is headquartered in Plantation, Florida, with locations in Los Angeles, Mountain View, Seattle, Austin, Dallas, the UK, New Zealand, and Israel. The company is due to launch its first product, its Magic Leap One mixed reality headset, this summer.last_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet For further information visit www.livingvintagefashion.com or contact Marian on 02825650583 / Bridget on 07771888641 / email bridgetvintage49@hotmail.com ALLEY THEATRE HOSTS STUNNING ‘LIVING VINTAGE’ BRIDAL FASHION SHOW was last modified: January 16th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: ‘LIVING Vintage’ displayed their private collection of authentic wedding dresses and mother of the bride outfits with accessories in a fashion show extravaganza as a fundraiser in aid of Queen’s University Cancer Medical Research.The unique bridal show was a fantastic insight into fashion in the 1940-50’s and included some wedding dresses from the Strabane area from as far back as the 1930’s.Passionately curated by sisters Bridget and Marian, Living Vintage is a not-for-profit organisation which raises monies for good causes.Further images / photos available on request. ALLEY THEATRE HOSTS STUNNING ‘LIVING VINTAGE’ BRIDAL FASHION SHOWLIVINGVINTAGEFASHION.COMMARIAN AND BRIDGETstrabanelast_img read more

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first_img Linkedin Next PostPepperidge Farm recalls 4 varieties of Goldfish Crackers over Salmonella concerns Previous PostAttention Chick-Fil-A fans: meal kits are coming to a kitchen near you Pinterest Daniella Hankey National NewsNewsWatch Police officer killed after being struck by fellow officer during chase By Daniella HankeyJul 24, 2018, 04:39 am 354 0 (ABC NEWS)- A Kent, Washington, police officer died in the line of duty while trying to stop a car chase.Officer Diego Moreno was in the process of trying to stop a suspect who was fleeing by deploying spike strips.The eight year veteran of the force was hit by another officer while trying to release the strips.Officers first responded after receiving calls about a shooting just before 2 a.m. Monday, police said.When deputies arrived on scene, they spotted the suspect in a red pickup truck attempting to flee the area, police reported.While in the process of trying to chase down the vehicle, an officer struck Moreno, who was out of his car attempting to use the spike strips.The officer then collided with three other cars at an intersection. The second officer injured is in stable condition, police said.“Make no question about this, were it not for the actions of this suspect or suspects, this officer would be alive today. It’s directly because of the suspect or suspect’s actions that led to the officer’s death,” Washington State Patrol Capt. Ron Mead said at a news conference.The suspect also crashed and was taken into custody.As of Monday, a passenger has since been arrested as well, police said.Officials will provide an update after the investigation has concluded. Facebook Tumblr Mail Google+ Home NewsWatch National News Police officer killed after being struck by fellow officer during chase Twitterlast_img read more

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