Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed the club is closing in on the signing of Maryan Shved from Karpaty Lviv.The Scottish champions are set to sign the Ukrainian winger but Rodgers made it clear that the player wasn’t for the first team because he didn’t want another winger.“I can’t say I know a great deal about him but what I have seen he is a talent and something that will probably benefit the club in the future,” Rodgers said, according to stv.“We have got about a million wingers, we don’t need another one.”“The club have been in contact with his representatives and he is a player for the future.”Match Preview: Manchester United vs Leicester City Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Old Trafford is the venue for the Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Leicester City, which kicks off at 16:00 (CET) on Saturday.“He is a talented young player. I haven’t seen a great deal of him to be honest, it is something that has come to the club through circumstance and he has been watched.”“I think that they will look to get the deal done on him and he will probably be out on loan.”
Posted: April 6, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter VISTA (KUSI) — The Vista Sheriff’s Department Friday was asking the public to help locate a missing 42-year-old man who was in need of immediate medical attention.Dakota Anding, 42, was reported missing Wednesday. He was last seen at the intersection of Melrose and Santa Fe around 11:30 p.m.Anding is described as a tan white male, 6 feet tall and 152 pounds. He has blue/gray eyes and a dark beard. He also has a tribal tattoo on his left arm, black bat tattoos on his upper arm, a surf tattoo on his left wrist and an alien tattoo on his right arm.He was last seen wearing black sweatpants and a black zippered jacket.If you have any information on Anding’s location, please contact the Vista Sheriff’s Department at 760-940-4551. Vista Sheriff’s Department searching for missing 42-year-old who needs medical attention KUSI Newsroom April 6, 2018 KUSI Newsroom,
British American Tobacco (BAT) has announced a range of benefits for new parents among its workforce worldwide, including a compulsory minimum of 16 weeks’ fully paid maternity leave.The organisation, which employs more than 55,000 people across 180 countries, will introduce the benefit to new mothers and adoptive parents from 1 January 2019, supplementing statutory pay where required.BAT says the new benefit will go beyond local requirements for 20,000 employees in 26 countries.A return-to-work guarantee means that all new mothers who are on maternity leave, or parents who are on adoption leave, for 12 months or less will be able to return to their previous job or a suitable alternative wherever reasonably practicable.In addition, all new parents and adopters will have the opportunity to request flexible working arrangements following their return to work during the first year of the child’s birth or arrival. Depending on role and location, this could mean one or more days off per working week, reduced working hours or the flexibility to work from home, subject to local business requirements.BAT has also set up an online coaching service, called ‘parents@BAT online’, designed to help new parents and prepare line managers for career discussions and to support those returning to work.Nicandro Durante, chief executive at BAT, said: “It’s of such great importance to us that our organisation is made up of as many different types of people as possible, ensuring they are rewarded, appreciated and supported, especially at times when they need it most.“We want to ensure no one at BAT has to choose between their career and their family, and that’s why this will be available to colleagues all over the world. We are proud to be offering this new range of parental benefits on a global scale and we are looking forward to seeing the changes this will hopefully make to the lives of both our current and future employees.”
While publishers continue to complain about the revenue model of some tablet devices like Apple’s iPad, those that distribute their magazines and newspapers on Amazon’s Kindle are about to see a significant revenue bump. Amazon says starting December 1 it will increase the revenue split so that publishers can earn 70 percent of the retail price for each issue sold in the Kindle Store, minus delivery costs. That’s a reversal from Amazon keeping as much as 70 percent of retail revenues.To qualify for the 70 percent royalty terms, publishers must ensure that their digital editions can be downloaded to all Kindle devices and applications for the iPhone and PCs, and that readers can access the content in any region where the publisher has rights.Blog publishers on the Kindle will continue to earn only 30 percent of gross revenue, Amazon says.According to Amazon, delivery costs for U.S.-based publishers is $0.15 per megabyte (MB). File sizes, obviously, vary depending on how much rich content is contained in each issue. Therefore, if a monthly publication’s retail cost is $9.99, and it delivers at 1 MB per month/issue, a publisher would earn roughly $6.89. Amazon says the file size of a typical magazine with 30 articles and 20 to 25 images ranges between 1 and 1.5 MB. At the same time, Amazon says it has release the beta version of the Kindle Publishing for Periodicals tool, which it says allows publishers to create an account, add content and preview Kindle formatting prior to adding their publications to the Kindle Store. Click here for more information.
State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe will host office hours on Monday, June 19 to meet with residents in Monroe and Wayne counties.“Being accessible is a top priority for me,” Rep. Bellino said. “These monthly office hours give me a chance to meet with people to learn what matters most to them.”Rep. Bellino will meet with residents at the following times and locations:8 to 9 a.m. at Biggby, 26614 Telegraph Road in Flat Rock;9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Tim Hortons, 404 S. Monroe St. in Monroe.; and6 to 7:30 p.m. at Little Brown Jug, 7697 Bluebush Road in Maybee.Appointments are not necessary during office hours. Anyone unable to attend is encouraged to contact Rep. Bellino’s office at (517) 373-1530, email JosephBellino@house.mi.gov or visit www.RepBellino.com. Categories: Bellino News 07Jun Rep. Bellino encourages community to attend June office hours
French DVD rental and IP-based video-on-demand service provider Videofutur Entertainment said it had signed up 25,000 subscribers to its combined DVD and VOD subscription offering Pass Duo by the end of last year.Videofutur has pursued a strategy of migrating from legacy rental via franchise outlets to delivering services via connected devices. The company posted revenues of €7.19 million, down 12% year-on-year. While its legacy retail franchise operations declined by 71% to €1.02 million, its digital business grew by 33% to €6.17 million.
French set-top vendor Netgem blamed slowing business in its domestic market for a drop in first half revenues.The company, which specialises in connected TV solutions, reported revenues €38.2 million for the January-to-June period, down 12% year-on-year. On a quarterly basis, revenues increased by 2.2% to €19.8 million.First-half revenues from the French market were down 33%, while international revenues increased by 15%.Netgem reaffirmed its goal to double international sales between 2011 and 2014.
Technology company Siemens has unveiled a line-up of smart-TV apps for the Ditto TV OTT service it powers for India’s Zee Entertainment, along with new swipe technology that will let users easily transfer content from their mobiles to the big screen.During his keynote speech at TV Connect, Stefan Jenzowsky, the head of Siemens’ communication, media and technology division demonstrated the developments to the one-year old Ditto TV service, which already lets users access live TV and video-on-demand content from their computer, mobile or tablet.The new smart-TV apps will bring Ditto TV to sets made by Samsung, LG, Sony and Panasonic, while the new OTT swipe technology will connect the TV apps with Ditto’s mobile apps, to allow the screens to interact seamlessly with each other.“All of these apps – on smartphones, tablets and on the TV – are now interconnected by what you call a swipe server. You just take the movie you have on your smartphone, and swipe it up with a flick of your finger onto, let’s say, your Panasonic or your Sony TV,” Jenzowsky told DTVE.The exec said Siemens was striving for this technology to become widely adopted, claiming that as the choice for content expands “our philosophy really is that people will [increasingly] not use their remote control for selecting content anymore.”“Instead we give you the chance to snack videos from various sources on your phone. Once you like something, then you bring up to the main screen TV while you can look for trailers and previews on your personal and handheld device,” he said.The news comes as Siemens prepares to deploy its OTT platform outside of India, with European and a Middle Eastern partnerships due to be announced imminently. This will see Siemens’ technology used to power services for a Hulu-style service in Europe and an Arab mobile operator offering.“We have gone totally out of IPTV and into OTT deployment, and we are very proud that the new OTT product we have built. This is a totally new product we’ve built from scratch,” said Jenzowsky, adding that consumer enthusiasm for OTT threatened to put the traditional pay TV industry at risk.“I think that the cable and satellite industry has to react within the next five years, because they will see and they will feel what we call OTT-based cord cutting. We like the cable operators and the satellite industry, we work with them, but we still see that there’s a clear, immediate threat – and opportunity at the same time – for these players.”
Amazon claims that it has now passed both Apple and Hulu in US streaming video usage, citing a report by video delivery firm Qwilt.Amazon said that video streams on its Prime Instant Video service nearly tripled year-on-year, pushing in front of the two major US-based rivals.“We’ve invested hundreds of millions of dollars in great TV shows and movies for Prime members and it’s working,” said Bill Carr, Amazon’s vice president of digital video and music.Qwilt said that in the last year, Amazon moved from fifth to third place, passing both Hulu and Apple in terms of the volume of video streaming traffic consumed from their site to US broadband subscribers.“Today, only Netflix and YouTube produce more total online video traffic in the US. Amazon’s traffic volumes, as measured by Qwilt in March of 2014, increased by 94% over the previous 12 months. In some US operator networks, between March 2013 and March 2014, Amazon”s streaming video traffic increase was nearly 300%,” said Qwilt in a blog post.Amazon claims that Prime members can watch “tens of thousands” of movies and TV shows on an unlimited basis as part of their membership, while customers can also choose from more than 200,000 titles to purchase or rent on a non-subscription basis from Amazon Instant Video.“Prime Instant Video is the only U.S. online subscription streaming service that enables offline viewing,” Amazon added.The news comes a week after Amazon introduced its new Fire TV web streaming device in the US, in a bid to take on rivals like Roku, Apple TV and Google Chromecast.
Italian free-to-view satellite platform TivùSat has added Turner Broadcasting’s Cartoonito to its programming line-up.The addition of the channel, which is aimed at pre-school children, takes the total number of channels on the platform to 65.TivùSat is available to Italian viewers from the Eutelsat platform at 13° East.
Multichannel network Rightster has struck a deal with celebrity talent agency Big Talent to provide distribute and audience development support for Jack Jones TV, the online channel of YouTube and Facebook personality Jack Jones.According to Rightster, the deal marks the first time a “Facebook-native influencer” has teamed up with the MCN. The one-year deal will also see Rightster connect Jack Jones TV with its network of existing partners for brand deals.Jones’ highest ranking video has been viewed 13 million times, and his Facebook page has recorded 2.4 million likes.“We’re hugely excited to bring Jack Jones TV into the Rightster network. He is a phenomenal talent who has built up a huge following in a short space of time. We are very impressed with how quickly he has established his brand and are delighted that our first Facebook-native partnership is with such an influential figure,” said Jamie Searle, director of content partnerships and creator services at Rightster.“I’m thrilled to have joined the Rightster network and to be working together with the team to help me develop my YouTube channel,” said Jones.
Apple has reportedly started work on its first original TV series, with plans to launch the show through its subscription streaming site, Apple Music.According to the Hollywood Reporter, the six-episode drama series, called Vital Signs, will star rapper, Beats co-founder and Apple executive Dr Dre, and will be “semi-autobiographical”.The dark series is now in production, with Apple paying for the production and Dr Dre also executive producing, according to the report.The New York Times separately reported that the show will be an Apple Music project offered through Apple TV.The news comes just weeks after rival music streaming service Spotify begun rolling out video content in partnership with major media brands like the BBC and Vice Media, introducing this first via its Android app.Netlfix and Amazon meanwhile continue to make strides in the original content space, with Netflix alone planning to launch over 600 hours of original programming this year – new seasons of 30 or so original series, eight original feature films, 35 new seasons of original series for kids, 12 documentaries, and nine stand up comedy specials.Separately, CBS CEO Les Moonves hinted in an interview with CNN Money last week that Apple had not made any recent progress on its reported efforts to launch an a cloud TV service. Asked whether Apple will jump into the TV business and launch a streaming bundle of channels this year, Moonves said “you’ll have to ask Apple, I don’t know that.”Pressed about the talks that had been held between CBS and Apple previously he said: “We had conversations a while back, and we haven’t had recent conversations with them.”Asked if the likes of Amazon and Facebook were also looking to move into this space, Moonves said: “All of those companies are looking at the content companies, which is what we do. So we’re in constant conversations with all of them about partnerships, about licensing our content, and they’re going to be very important to our future and those alliances become more and more important.”“Our business is changing rapidly. If you look at where we were five years ago, we didn’t even know half of these companies… Something like 40% of the revenue that we’re getting didn’t exist five years ago.”Last May, Moonves said at a conference that CBS would “probably” do a deal with Apple for its much-rumoured streaming service, following reports earlier last year that Apple planned to launch a service in partnership with broadcasters including ABC, CBS and Fox.
SES-9 launchesAudiovisual engineering and digital technology specialist Studiotech Poland has signed a deal with SES to provide satellite capacity for Polish public broadcaster Telewizja Polska’s (TVP) satellite newsgathering requirements.Studiotech has taken capacity at the 23.5° East orbital slot. The company recently won a public tender to supply TVP’s SNG needs.We are pleased to enter into cooperation with Studiotech, recognized for providing quality professional audio and video equipment, and supplying turnkey services. The positive outcome of the public tender proves TVP’s confidence, as well as Studiotech’s, in our ability to deliver reliable satellite services. We are very satisfied that we were able to fulfill their high expectations,” said Norbert Hölzle, senior vice-president, Commercial, Europe, at SES.“We are excited to be partnering with SES for this contract with TVP. We believe that having SES as our strategic partner places us in an ideal position to meet the occasional and long-term needs of our customers for satellite capacity. We’re looking forward to a long and prosperous partnership,” said Elwira Machowska, CEO at Studiotech Poland.Separately, SES’s new SES-9 spacecraft is entering commercial service. The company said that SES-9 has successfully completed its testing and reached its orbital position at around 108.2° East where it has joined SES-7 and will replace NSS-11, serving the Asia Pacific region.
Indian pay TV and OTT TV provider Tata Sky is to roll out the ThinkAnalytics Recommendations Engine to its OTT users in the near future.ThinkAnalytics, which has development and support operations in Pune, India, will supply its AI-powered technology to enable Tata Sky’s subscribers to find content they want to watch. Tata Sky will use the ThinkAnalytics content discovery platform combined with ThinkMovies and ThinkTV semantic micro genre metadata to enhance the level of personalisation of the content recommendations, according to the company.Pallavi Puri, chief commercial officer at Tata Sky said, “Tata Sky on connected devices brings a rich offering of live TV and on-demand content to our subscribers, and personalized contextual recommendations will add a new dimension to this experience. ThinkAnalytics has a strong reputation as the market leader in personalized recommendations and we are confident that together we can get a better understanding of our customers’ behaviour and build a superior, customized experience for them across our connected platforms.”Alan Dishington, SVP, APAC at ThinkAnalytics said, “Tata Sky is India’s leading content distribution platform and a brand that strongly believes in pushing the innovation boundaries to simplify and enhance the user journey. By offering personalized recommendations across connected devices, Tata Sky’s customers will find it really easy to discover relevant live and on-demand content to watch, boosting viewer engagement and increasing loyalty.”
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has appointed Patrick Griffis, vice president of technology in the office of the CTO at Dolby Laboratories, as its next president.Patrick GriffisGriffis, who currently serves as SMPTE executive vice president, will take up his new post on January 1, 2019, and will hold the role for a two-year term.Other incoming SMPTE officers elected for 2019-2020 include Hans Hoffmann, senior manager, media production technologies, for the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). He will serve as executive vice president.Sara Kudrle, product marketing manager at Imagine Communications, becomes education vice president. Meanwhile, John Ferder, director of engineering at MultiDyne Video and Fiber Optic Systems, will serve as secretary-treasurer.
BallymagroartyCOUNCILLOR ERIC MCGINLEYSinn FeinTURN DEATH DRIVERS AND ILLEGAL SCRAMBLERS INTO POLICE – COUNCILLOR MCGINLEY “Many of the residents I have spoken to have said there is a real fear in the local community we are only a split second away here from a terrible tragedy.“It has been a case in the past that people have turned a blind eye to the way these bikes are being driven about the place but it is now time that action was taken.“If anyone has information on who is behind this anti community activity then they should report it to the Housing Executive , Road Service or the PSNI .Those involved in bringing havoc and danger into our community should be prosecuted.”Councillor McGinley concluded: “I think it is also very important to let people know that good ,positive work has been going on in the community around the whole issue of scramblers and quads bikes. The aftermath of a death driving incident in Derry recentlySINN Féin Councillor Eric McGinley has appealed for anyone in the Ballymagroarty area who has information on “death drivers” or those using quad and scrambler bikes recklessly to contact the PSNI straight away.Councillor McGinley said: “It’s sad that we have to issue this public appeal in Christmas week for these reckless actions to stop.“A week when people are looking for a break before the New year without this nonsense taking place on the streets outside their homes.“We have received a number of complaints about death drivers and people and out and about going mad on quads in the early hours of the morning. ShareTweet “The North West Community Motorcycle Project has been carrying out excellent work in attracting young people to an initiative which will allow motorcycles to be used in a proper environment.“I would encourage young people looking to become involved to contact the club or the local CRJ project .”TURN DEATH DRIVERS AND ILLEGAL SCRAMBLERS INTO POLICE – COUNCILLOR MCGINLEY was last modified: December 30th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags:
ShareTweet HEARTLESS car thieves stolen this car last from a family in Derry and then burned it out in an act of pure wanton vandalism.The white Ford was a much needed car for the family but the car thieves who took it didn’t care.The theft happened on Wednesday night in a ‘creeper style’ burglary on the family home. In an update later on its Facebook page, GCE added: “The car was found burnt out near the Rock Bar unfortunately.“But if anyone has any idea who has done this you can contact our page.”CAR STOLEN IN CREEPEER BURGLARY IN DERRY LATER FOUND BURNED OUT was last modified: August 10th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: Galliagh Community Empowerment (GCE) said on its Facebook page: “This car was stolen from Fern Park last night (Wednesday) in a creeper style burglary.“If you have seen this car or know it whereabouts could you please contact the page.“This family rely on this car.“The people who done this must be known by someone if you have any idea who it was please PM the page.” CAR STOLEN IN CREEPEER BURGLARY IN DERRY LATER FOUND BURNED OUTFERN PARKGALLILAGH COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENTTHE ROCK BAR
“These searches were in response to concerns from the community about drug activity in their areas.“More cannabis has been taken off the streets.“Drugs ruin lives. There is no place for them in our communities.“If you have any concerns about drug activity in your area please contact Police on our non emergency number 101. ShareTweet THE PSNI are all praise of its Spaniel police dog Rosie who was back in action again yesterday helping to take more drugs off the streets of Derry.PSNI Foyle say on its Facebook page: “She’s done it again!“The remarkable Rosie was back in the city today assisting Foyleside & the Moor Neighbourhood Policing Team with drug searches. “Or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Constable L.”POLICE DOG ROSE SNIFFS OUT MORE DRUGS IN DERRY was last modified: December 20th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: CONSTABLE LFacebookFOYLESIDE AND MOOR NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAMPOLICE DOG ROSEPOLICE DOG ROSE SNIFFS OUT MORE DRUGS IN DERRYPSNI FOYLE
“What’s important now is that we secure match funding from a functioning Executive. “People in the North West were neglected by the last period of government, they cannot be abandoned by absentee politicians now. “It’s time for all parties to come back together, for politicians to get back to work and for us all to deliver for Derry. “That will be a key focus in the talks as they start today,” added the SDLP leader.Eastwood welcomes £105m City Deal announcement was last modified: May 7th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has welcomed the announcement of a £105m City Deal funding package for Derry and Strabane.However, the Foyle MLA has warned that the deal requires match funding from a local power sharing government to maximise its potential to change people’s lives.He said: “The SDLP welcomes confirmation of this significant funding package this morning. “We were the party that first proposed an approach to the Treasury to demand a City Deal for the North West that could transform our infrastructure, attract new jobs and stimulate economic growth. “The first step in that process is the expansion of Magee as a key skills and economic driver.“Over the last number of days, I’ve been speaking with the British Government and Treasury in an attempt to maximise the initial outlay. “The final figure is less than we had hoped for, which is a disappointment, but we will squeeze every benefit out of this investment. colum eastwoodDERRY CITY AND STRABANE DISTRICT COUNCILEastwood welcomes £105m City Deal announcementFOYLE MLASDLP LEADER
“The life blood of this place is haemorrhaging. And with no government, no agreement and fleeting hope, how can we attempt to stem that?“All parties need to come together to make this a place that people want to live and work in. A place that our best and brightest want to come back to.“That means expanding our higher education product, investing in infrastructure and communities west of the Bann and pioneering cutting edge new technologies. But it also means reforming our society to match the needs and expectations of today’s generation.”MCCROSSAN: BRAIN DRAIN THREATENING NORTH’S ECONOMY was last modified: February 16th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: DANIEL MCCROSSANMCCROSSAN: BRAIN DRAIN THREATENING NORTH’S ECONOMYSDLPWEST TYRONE MLA SDLP Economy Spokesperson Daniel McCrossan MLA has said that statistics published by the Department for the Economy demonstrate a concerning brain drain of the North’s best and brightest young people.The figures published this week show that over a third of students from Northern Ireland chose to leave for university. Information from the Department’s Destination of Leavers statistics last year demonstrated that over two thirds of those who leave will not come back.Mr McCrossan said:“It’s no shock to rural communities across the North that so many young people are leaving our shores to find a life elsewhere. We have towns and villages that have been decimated by the brain drain that sees our best and brightest leave their home in search of somewhere new to learn, live and set up a new life.“The latest figures show that over 1 in 3 of our young people going to university will choose to leave this island. Even more worrying, last year’s statistics from the Department for the Economy show that over two thirds of those who leave won’t come back. ShareTweet “It is a shameful reality that the North’s most precious export is now our young people.“A home where marriage is denied to some. A home where hospitals are in crisis and schools are struggling. A home where we are locked in a constant battle of competing cultures.“And a home where our communities are retreating from rather than reconciling with each other. It’s little wonder people choose to leave.“We need to build a society that encourages young people to explore their horizons, to travel, learn and live with other communities and cultures but then to feel comfortable bringing that experience home and using it to improve this place.