first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Saturday, January 5, 2019:#1) Massachusetts Bridal & Wedding ExpoThe Massachusetts Bridal & Wedding Expo is coming to Wilmington on Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 5pm both days, at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road). The event features more than 100 exhibitors, covering all aspects of a wedding — gowns, florists, hair & makeup, honeymoon destinations, wedding and event planners, guest accommodations & hotels, photographers, videographers, DJs, bands, photo booths, decor & lighting, reception & wedding venues, tuxedos, jewelry and more. The event also includes live music, demonstrations, fashion shows, and giveaways. See the schedule HERE. Admission costs $15 at the door.  You can, however, register online and pay just a $3 admission HERE.  Children under 16 are free. Parking is free.#2) Fiction Critique Group At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding its monthly Fiction Critique Group from 9:15am to 11:30am. Love writing fiction? Whether you are drafting a short story or a novel, joining our Critique Group is a great opportunity to meet other writers and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials before the meeting. Open to all experience levels writing in all genres. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras. Register HERE.#3) Kids Kraft: Polar Bear Masks At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Kids Kraft ta 2pm. Turn yourself into a polar bear and make your own mask! This craft is led by 3 Wilmington High School students.  Grades 1-5. Register HERE.#4) Book Store Next Door OpenThe Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.#5) WHS Boys & Girls Hockey, Wrestling, Wrestling In ActionThe WHS Girls Varsity Hockey Team hosts Burlington at noon at Ristuccia. The WHS Boys Varsity Hockey Team hosts Burlington at 2:20pm at Ristuccia. The WHS Boys & Girls Track Teams are in action in multi-school meet at 10am at Boston University. The WHS Boys Wrestling Team is competing in a tournament at Cohasset High School.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, August 10, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, August 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, July 20, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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first_img TV and Movies The 2019 Oscars were Sunday. If you’re feeling inspired to see some of the winning films you didn’t catch earlier, here’s a guide to where you can stream, rent or buy the majority of them. Sorry in advance, but there are still quite a few you’ll have to catch in theaters — not that you need a movie subscription service to do so, but it can’t hurt. Disclaimer: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. 40 films (and a tech company) you didn’t know won Oscars For more information on what’s available to watch online, check out CNET.com/Netpicks or subscribe to the podcast — it’s free! And go to CNET sister site TVGuide.com to see what else is out in the world of streaming. Audio (weekly): RSS | iTunes | Google Play Video (monthly): iTunes (HD) | iTunes (HQ) | iTunes (SD) | RSS (HD) | RSS (HQ)| RSS (SD) 42 Photos Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Supporting Actor  Green Book Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu Best Director, Cinematography, Foreign Language Film Roma Streaming: Netflix Rent/Buy: Nope Best Actor, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing Bohemian Rhapsody Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu Best Costume Design, Production Design, Original Score Black Panther Streaming: Netflix Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Best Adapted Screenplay BlacKkKlansman Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Best Actress  The Favourite Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Best Original Song  A Star is Born Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, Microsoft Store, Movies Anywhere Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star is Born. Warner Bros Best Supporting Actress If Beale Street Could Talk Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Best Makeup and Hairstyling Vice Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Best Visual Effects First Man Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Best Animated FilmSpider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseStreaming: NopeRent/Buy: Still in theatersBest Documentary – FeatureFree SoloStreaming: NopeRent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTubeBest Documentary – Short SubjectPeriod. End of SentenceStreaming: Netflix Best Animated Short FilmBaoStreaming: NopeRent/Buy: YouTube, Google Play RGBIncredibles 2 Pixar All other nominated films A Quiet Place Streaming: EPIX Rent/Buy:  Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Avengers: Infinity War Streaming: Netflix Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Streaming: Netflix Rent/Buy: Nope Can You Ever Forgive Me? Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Capernaum Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Cold War Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters At Eternity’s Gate Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube First Reformed Streaming: Amazon, KanopyRent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Hale County This Morning, This Evening Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Incredibles 2 Streaming: Netflix  Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Isle of Dogs Streaming: HBO Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Mary Poppins Returns Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Mary Queen of Scots Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes Minding the Gap Streaming: Hulu, PBSRent/Buy: Nope Mirai Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Never Look Away Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Of Fathers and Sons Streaming: KanopyRent/Buy: Still in theaters cropralphbreakstheinternetRalph Breaks the Internet Disney Ralph Breaks the Internet Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube RBG Streaming: Hulu, HooplaRent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Ready Player One Streaming: HBO Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Shoplifters Streaming: HooplaRent/Buy: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube The Wife Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube 0 Post a commentcenter_img Now playing: Watch this: Stream these 2019 Oscar nominees now 2:33 Tags Share your voice Marvel Target Oscars 2019 Amazon Google Play iTunes Netflix YouTube The Avengerslast_img read more

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first_img“Our study is an important step in understanding how the climate change happening in the remote and inhospitable Antarctic waters will impact the warming of the oceans as a whole and future sea level rise,” explained Professor Alberto Naveira Garabato, who led the project, in a press release.You may remember that “Boaty McBoatface” was the winner of an online contest asking the internet to name a new British polar research vessel. In the end, that ship was instead named in honor of Sir David Attenborough and a small yellow drone sub was christened with the noble McBoatface name instead.Now McBoatface’s legacy has been forever enshrined in the annals of science: the new research is published in the latest edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.”This study is a great example of how exciting new technology such as the unmanned submarine ‘Boaty McBoatface’ can be used,” said Dr. Povl Abrahamsen of the British Antarctic Survey.It might be a small little McBoatface, but it still feels as if we all live on that yellow submarine and the whole internet is all aboard. Everybody! We all live in a…. Sci-Tech Culture Online This speedboat can go underwater Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Boaty, seen here on a bigger boaty. Povl Abrahamsen, British Antarctic Survey After all these years, it does sort of feel like we all live on this yellow submarine. The intrepid Boaty McBoatface is back in the news yet again now that the first scientific findings using data from the internet’s fave autonomous sub have been published.Back in April of 2017, the mini-sub with the goofy name spent three days maneuvering through the dark, cold and mountainous waters of the Southern Ocean. Over 180 kilometers (112 miles) it measured the temperature, salt content and turbulence of the water at the bottom of this foreboding sea. Boaty’s data helped scientists make a connection between intensifying winds over the Southern Ocean and rising sea levels. Basically, winds near the bottom of the world have been getting stronger thanks to the Antarctic hole in the ozone layer and rising greenhouse gas emissions. The winds appear to increase turbulence deep in the ocean, as detected by Boaty. This turbulence in turn stirs up colder, denser water from the deep with warmer water above. The resulting warming of the water is a significant contributor to rising sea levels, according to researchers from the UK’s University of Southampton.center_img Boaty don’t need to floaty! Boaty McBoatface dives into first Antarctic mission Boaty McBoatface will set sail after all — in the form of a drone sub RRS Boaty McBoatface could be the UK’s next polar research vessel 0 2:13 Tagslast_img read more

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first_imgSundaram Mutual Fund has launched a closed-end income scheme called Sundaram Fixed Term Plan – HT. The issue opened on Wednesday (Aug. 31) and will remain open till Thursday (Sept. 1).The scheme will have a duration of 1,100 days from the date of allotment of units to investors and will invest in debt and money market securities that would mature on or before the maturity of the scheme, according to the offer document.There are two options for investors under the scheme: growth and dividend payout (quarterly and half-yearly). The minimum investment is Rs. 5,000 and in multiples of Rs. 10 thereafter per application.There won’t be any buyback of units given that it is a closed-end scheme. “The Fund will not buy the units back till the maturity of the scheme. However, in order to provide the liquidity to the investors, the units of the Scheme are proposed to be listed on National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) within 5 business days from the date of allotment,” the offer document disclosed.Other details of Sundaram Fixed Term Plan-HT:Entry load: NilExit Load: Not ApplicableDividend will be distributed at the discretion of the Trustee from the available distributable surplus, if any. The dividend when declared will be paid (subject of deduction of tax at source).Unitholders may choose to receive the redemption/dividend proceeds in any of the bank accounts, the details of which are registered with the AMC by specifying the necessary details in the “Bank Accounts Registration form”.Individuals, HUFs, Sole proprietor firms can register up to five bank accounts and other investors can register up to ten bank accounts in a folio.Sandeep Agarwal is the fund manager.On all working days, NAV will be computed (except in special circumstances detailed in the Statement of Additional Information/Scheme (NAV) Publication Information Document) and shall be published in at least two daily newspapers having circulation all over India and updated on the websites of Sundaram Asset Management.last_img read more

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first_imgCyrus Mistry, the ousted chairman of Tata Sons, has started the process of shifting out of Bombay House, which is the headquarters of the Tata Group. The move follows Mistry’s abrupt sacking as the chairman of the $103 billion conglomerate last Monday.”The physical shifting process has started,” a senior Tata Group executive confirmed to the Hindu. He also added that the ousted chairman’s belongings were being removed from his office and the process is believed to end by Monday evening.Mistry’s personal staff is relocating his files and books from the chairman’s office, which is located on the fourth floor in the East wing of Bombay House. Mistry reportedly shifted to Bombay House in 2011 when he was appointed as the deputy chairman of Tata Sons. For one year, Mistry was “groomed” by Ratan Tata regarding the functioning of the Tata Group of companies.Cyrus Mistry was appointed chairman of Tata Sons on December 28, 2012. According to sources quoted by the publication, Mistry was supposed to retain the chairmanship for a long run (until his retirement i.e. for a period of three decades). However, his sudden ouster from the company has left India Inc shocked.In the days following his ouster, the Cyrus Mistry- Rata Tata row has only gotten murkier with allegations flying both ways. According to media reports, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) will probe into Mistry’s allegations related to fraudulent transactions and mismanagement of the Tata Group’s aviation ventures.In a letter addressed to the Tata board, Mistry had alleged that he had opposed to Tata’s aviation partnership with Malaysian-based AirAsia Bhd. “A forensic investigation had found fraudulent transactions of 220 million rupees ($3.29 million) involving non-existent parties,” Mistry’s said.Following Mistry’s removal on the basis of his non-performance, Ratan Tata was named the interim chairman of the Tata Group.last_img read more

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first_imgIAF informed that there are no survivors from the crash of An 32 aircraft.Twitter/ANISix bodies and remains of seven others were recovered from the crash site of An-32 in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday, June 20. The bodies and the remains will be taken to the Indian Air Force base in Jorhat.The wreckage of the missing aircraft was located by a Mi-17 helicopter of the IAF on June 12.The aircraft’s cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and the flight data recorder or the black box were also recovered. The black box has suffered damage and an investigation by the Air Force to find out the actual cause of the crash may take more time, a defence spokesperson was quoted as saying in several media reports.The IAF had confirmed on June 13 that there were no survivors in the crash site of its An-32 aircraft. Taking to Twitter, the IAF had tweeted: “Eight members of the rescue team have reached the crash site today morning. IAF is sad to inform that there are no survivors from the crash of An-32.”The Russian-origin An-32 aircraft went missing after it took off from Jorhat air base in Assam at 12.25 pm on June 3 for the Mechuka Advance Landing Ground in Arunachal Pradesh. The plane’s last contact with ground agencies was at around 1.00 pm on the same day, within 33 minutes of taking off.Total 13 members, including eight aircrew and five passengers, were on board the aircraft.Those killed in the crash were identified as Wing Commander GM Charles, Squadron Leader H Vinod, Flight Lieutenant MK Garg, Flight Lieutenant S Mohanty, Flight Lieutenant A Tanwar, Flight Lieutenant R Thapa, Warrant Officer KK Mishra, Sergeant Anoop Kumar, Corporal Sherin, Leading Aircraftman SK Singh and Leading Aircraftman Pankaj.IAF had deployed a Sukhoi-30 aircraft in addition to a fleet of C-130J and An-32 planes and Mi-17 and ALH choppers for the operation. The ground forces included troops from the Army, Indo Tibetan Border Police and state police.last_img read more

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first_imgRepresentational image of workers preparing for laying undersea cable.IBT MediaThe military standoff between Indian and Chinese soldiers in the Sikkim sector of the border and the resultant diplomatic sparring could put telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) in a spot over its undersea cable project that seeks to connect Chennai and Port Blair.The state-owned BSNL’s ambitious project has apparently raised security fears, according to a report in the BusinessLine. “We have to check all the provisions from a national security perspective,” the business daily quoted a department of telecom (DoT) source as saying.The Union Cabinet had approved the submarine telecom cable project last September to connect mainland India with the Andaman and Nicobar Islands at an estimated cost of Rs 1,102 crore.However, the security establishment had expressed concerns about allowing Chinese telecom firms to bid for the project, given the strategic implications, though the defence ministry has put the ball in the home ministry’s court.”It is not up to the Defence Ministry to decide. The Ministry of Home Affairs will take a final call on this issue,” the daily quoted a senior defence ministry official as saying.Besides, Indian telecom suppliers have also voiced concerns against allowing the Chinese to bid for the project. “Chinese companies have their government’s support for such bids. Our government should be wary of giving them tenders that can render us vulnerable later,” an industry source told the BusinessLine. The Telecom Equipment Manufacturers Association has also written separately to the DoT, asking the government to ensure that Chinese players are kept out. But they need to factor in the reality that given the global bidding for the project, an exclusionist approach won’t work. Some of the companies operating in the undersea cable space include Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu, NEC, NSW, TE Subcom and Xtera. The BusinessLine listed Huawei Marine and ZTT Submarine as potential bidders citing sources, while domestic bidders could include Sterlite Technologies, Himachal Futuristic Communications and Paramount Wires and Cables.last_img read more

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first_imgMoudud AhmedBNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed on Saturday proposed that the next general elections could be held under an interim poll-time government like that of 1991 based on a consensus of all political parties.Also former law and parliamentary affairs minister, Moudud Ahmed made the proposal at a discussion meeting, apparently in response to the ruling Bangladesh Awami League’s (AL) denial of BNP’s demand for holding the next polls under an election-conducive government.After scrapping of the caretaker government provision through the 15th amendment to the constitution by the then AL-led parliament in 2011, the present constitution stipulates that the general elections shall be held with the incumbent government at the helm of power.Against this backdrop, country’s primary opposition political party Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its allies have long been demanding for the installation of a neutral election-conducive government during the polls to keep the election free from the influence of the government machinery as well as from the ruling party.BNP and its allies even boycotted the 10th parliamentary election held on 5 January 2014 as their demand was not met at that time.But, the ruling AL has long been denying BNP’s proposal, arguing that such a provision is not in the constitution.“The next elections could be held based on consensus the way the 1991 general elections were held,” Moudud told the discussion on the election-time government organised by a pro-BNP civic body – Jatiyatabadi Prajanma ‘71 – at the National Press Club.He went on saying, “Present crisis is political in its nature. So, it cannot be avoided showing the excuse of constitution. Constitution is meant for people, but people are not meant for constitution. There is no scope here to see constitution as a bigger issue.”The BNP leader referred to the formation of the interim government led by justice Shahabuddin Ahmed in 1990 and said an arrangement was made for holding the elections going beyond the constitution at that time.“That was done for very political reason, not because of the constitution.”The BNP leader also echoed BNP’s other leaders’ claim that the election commission has devised a roadmap for the next polls only to reinstate the ruling AL in power.“If you see the roadmap carefully, you will see that words and phrases like ‘level-playing field’ or ‘equal opportunities for all political parties’ are absent in the roadmap,” he added.Presided over by Aminul Islam, the discussion meeting was also addressed, among others, by Gonoshasthaya Kendra trustee Zafrullah Chowdhury and Jatiya Party (Zafar) leader Ahsan Habib.last_img read more

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first_imgUNB File PhotoRevellers of Pahela Baishakh in the evening could not enjoy programmes in the city’s different parts due to suddenly inclement weather.A nor’wester coupled with a hailstorm swept the capital that experienced 30mm of rainfall in two hours till 6pm, UNB reports quoting the Dhaka Met office.The rain disrupted outdoor celebrations of Pahela Baishakh in most parts of the city, according to witnesses.The rain was accompanied by hailstorm in a number of areas.The celebrators who came out to enjoy had to leave the venues of programmes and many of them remained stranded at different parts of the city.In Dhaka University areas, they took shelter in in TSC, DU Central Library, Ducsu cafeteria, Arts Building and Social Science Building.Many events, including concerts, were also cancelled due to rain.Rain was also recorded in Srimangal of Moulvibazar and Mymensingh, according to the met office.It also forecast rain or thunder showers with temporary gusty or squally wind with lightning at a few places over Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places over Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dhaka, Khulna, Barisal and Chattogram divisions with hails at isolated places over the country in the 24 hours till 6pm on Sunday.last_img read more

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first_imgThese boys were selected as the 2014 Legislative Floor Leaders for 2014 Maryland Boys State.Each June, a free, week-long residential camp run by the American Legion gathers young men from around the state of Maryland for an exercise in civics in which they simulate the processes of democratic governance. While the program, known as Boys State, has some famous alumni, a lack of greater awareness about the program has limited its ability to attract potential participants from inner city areas like Baltimore.Boys State, held this year on the campus of McDaniel College, takes in young men from around the state who have completed their junior year of high school and divides them into groups, referred to as cities. For the first 24 hours, the counselors, all of whom are members of the American Legion and most of whom are themselves military veterans, give all the commands and make all the rules.Boys State, however, is not your standard drill camp for boys considering a career in the military. Discipline is not the principal aim of these first 24 hours; rather, the participants are subjected to a set of rules in which they had no say as a simulation of the transition from more autocratic forms of government to democratic ones.Over the course of the second day, participants meet with their fellow citizens and draw up charters for their city government, elect officials, and make their own rules and laws. After forming their own city governments, the boys also elect representatives to a state legislature, which will vote on laws based on the recommendations of committees who have already debated the relevant bills and in which all the boys participate.Two of the participants in the camp will be elected senators and sent to another week-long program that generally runs towards the end of July and takes place in Washington D.C. The only cost to the young men is transportation to the camp. However, according to Russell Myers, department adjutant for Maryland Boys State and the chief administrator of this year’s camp, “If they can’t afford to get here, the Legion post arranges for them to get a ride here.”The only other cost associated with the camp is the requirement that participants bring a roll of quarters. The purpose of the quarters is to fill the city coffers once a tax is levied in order for each city to provide important services to its citizenry, in this case laundry. “It’s a way to show that the essential services in a city don’t just show up, there’s a way that they happen,” said Myers who took the AFRO on a tour of the camp.While there are certainly echoes of the counselors’ military backgrounds – for example, there are color guards and the accommodations in which the boys stay are referred to as barracks – the emphasis is not on military service but on the inner workings of democratic governance. “We’re trying to make citizens and to continue on with our form of government,” said Ronald Holcombe, a camp counselor, and member of the Federal Post No. 19 of the American Legion in Baltimore City.Holcombe has worked to increase participation by boys from the Baltimore City area but has found recruitment difficult. As part of his efforts, he visits high schools, speaks with guidance counselors about the program so that they can inform students they think might be interested, as well as sends mailers. The response, Holcombe told the AFRO has been little to none. This year, only one person from Baltimore City participated, while another was accepted but never showed. “It’s a hard task trying to get students from the high schools from the inner city.”Myers admits that, while some very famous persons have come through the Boys State program, including former President Bill Clinton, and NBA stars Michael Jordan and Thurl Bailey, the American Legion could do a better job of advertising programs such as Boys State.For Ayobami Afolabi, one of the nine boys elected a legislative floor leader at this year’s camp and whose family hails from Nigeria, Boys State has served to help him see his own potential as he heads into his final year of high school and the decisions about one’s future that inevitably coincide with it. “As soon as the first day went by, I felt like everyone here was like a family. They helped me to know who I was and what I was capable of. I helped them out, we all helped each other and it’s just been a really great experience,” said Afolabi.last_img read more

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first_img“The difference with YouTube is there is still revenue-sharing going on,” he says, noting his collective’s organically-built following based on streaming cover songs. “Universal Music is issuing mass takedowns of anything they own. The goal is to force Twitter and other social media sites to come to the bargaining table and work out a system of content ID. … Of course, it’s become clear that Twitter DOES exercise control of what gets circulated on on their platform — to the point of reinterpreting their terms of service on a case by case basis — which should require them to be held to the same standards of other media companies when it comes to copyright and liability. But that’s a deeper conversation. The bottom line that I [saw from] my Twitter jail cell, is that when the music industry fights big tech, artists become pawns to be used in negotiation.”A publishing executive familiar with Bradlee’s situation doesn’t disagree, noting, “Twitter does not have licenses to stream music. If Twitter wants to provide its users with the ability to stream music, they should obtain music licenses like other social platforms have done. Further, one would think that a company with a $30 billion market cap would be willing to do the right thing and pay songwriters for their work.” (Twitter did not respond to multiple requests for comment. The company typically does not comment on DMCA takedowns or account suspensions.) Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 The bone of contention remains that Twitter, and tech goliaths like YouTube and Facebook, don’t want to be held responsible for user content, insisting they’re not media sites but user platforms. That disagreement was addressed in the recently passed EU Copyright Directive’s Article 13, which decrees the sites must begin to police themselves, and will be held liable for any copyright infringements. The U.S. Music Modernization Act doesn’t go quite so far, but copyright lawyer Lisa Alter, a managing partner in the New York firm of Alter Kendrick & Baron, insists it’s a step in the right direction with the establishment of a Music Licensing Collective.“There will be a more streamlined approach to licensing,” she says. “Unfortunately, it doesn’t have provisions for these media sites to vet material.” In other words, the political clout wielded by the Googles, Facebooks and Twitters in the U.S. will make that kind of enforcement difficult until the technology to do so is developed, which should happen in Europe now that Article 13 is being enforced. “Along with the NRA and terrestrial radio, big tech is the most powerful lobby in America,” adds Alter. “It’s a real push-pull to come up with systems that work for creators as well as ISPs [Internet Service Providers]. I don’t think it’s going to happen any time soon.”Bradlee isn’t the only musician currently receiving Twitter takedown notices. His friend and frequent Postmodern Jukebox collaborator Casey Abrams, an alum of “American Idol” season 10 (2011), also had his share of Twitter beefs, ironically for playing Elton John’s “Rocketman” on sitar, which prompted a similar UMPG takedown. Could the company’s legal eagles be sharpening their talons to protect intellectual property anticipating the imminent release of the high-visibility biopic of the same name?In response to Abrams’ violation, Twitter essentially wiped out his account, removing all his followers, and forced him into a new approach to posting his own daily videos on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. “It’s one less site I have to worry about,” says Abrams, who has a jazz album coming out on May 31st. “It eliminates a lot of stress,” he downplays, noting that, “there’s not a whole lot of love on Twitter.” Musician Scott Bradlee is the leader of Postmodern Jukebox, a collective he formed in 2011 that’s amassed an impressive following by posting YouTube videos featuring vintage jazz, swing and blues covers of pop hits from Lady Gaga and Katy Perry to the Strokes and the White Stripes. With nearly 4 million subscribers, Postmodern Jukebox’s take on songs like Radiohead’s “Creep” (62 million views) and Panic at the Disco’s “High Hopes” have been watched more than a billion times.So when Bradlee received a notice of a copyright violation from Twitter on April 20 for a two-year-old, 20-second-long clip of him improvising the chorus to Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock” on piano (without vocals), it hit him where his own music lived – on the Internet. “I received a Twitter suspension for playing the chorus of Elton John’s ‘Crocodile Rock’ on the piano,” Bradlee told Variety on April 24. “It wasn’t a commercial use and I wasn’t selling it. It was me making a fun recording on my iPhone.” Still, Abrams is perplexed at the ban. “People are posting mean and hurtful things, there’s violence, and we get punished for posting a song with love in our heart? That’s just crazy.”Copyright expert Alter says the music business’ ‘whack-a-mole” method of controlling its intellectual property is a leftover from the 1998 DMCA act. “There’s a whole new industry consisting of companies that get hired by publishers to troll the Internet, particularly YouTube, and find unlicensed music. Then the decision becomes whether to try to monetize through a synchronization license or simply take it down.“The tech industry claims that accessibility should trump copyright protection. Accessible does not translate to free. The beauty of the U.S. Constitution is that it protects original works of authorship, implemented by laws, even as it moves forward to alternate means of production and distribution.”Says Bradlee: “I don’t blame the music publishers; my beef is with Twitter. I just don’t think it’s good for society. You’re going to suspend a kid who makes a cover video for a song just as you would someone issuing violent threats? I’ve come to recognize all the ways our society and brains are being programmed by social media. And this is from someone whose band broke on YouTube.”Additional reporting by Michele Amabile Angermiller  Citing the now-antiquated 1990s-era Digital Millennial Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown provision, Twitter sent the musician a letter it received from David Benjamin, Head of Content Protection for Universal Music Group Publishing “asking for your immediate assistance in stopping this unauthorized activity.” Shortly after the warning, Scott learned from Twitter his account had been suspended “as the result of multiple copyright infringement notifications.” He then took to Facebook to express his outrage. And while he contacted both UMPG, which has since withdrawn the complaint, and Twitter about his account (which has since been reinstated), Bradlee was none too pleased at the hassle.last_img read more

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first_img AMC Stubs Subscription Service Hits 900,000 Members MoviePass Reportedly Changed User Passwords to Limit Access Related The announcement came two weeks after a report that MoviePass was accused of changing user passwords in the summer of 2018 to prevent heavy users from logging in. A Business Insider report, citing former employees, said the lack of funds led to CEO Mitch Lowe making “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” unavailable on MoviePass and ordering that half of subscribers be frozen out during the July 27-29, 2018, opening weekend.On July 3, MoviePass announced that it would be out of commission for several weeks at least in order fix technical issues and finish work on a new version of its app. At the time, it said it “plans to use this time to recapitalize in order to facilitate a seamless transition and improved subscriber experience once the service continues.”In a notice currently posted on the MoviePass site, the company claims that “service has been restored to a substantial number of our current subscribers and we are hoping to take steps to restore service to all our current subscribers.” It’s not currently letting new customers sign up.The number of MoviePass subscribers plummeted from more than 3 million last year to just 225,000 in under a year, according to a Business Insider report in April. The subscriber plunge stemmed from MoviePass’ change in August 2018 to eliminate the one-movie-per-day plan, priced at $9.95 per month, with a $9.95 plan allowing subscribers to see just three movies each month.Earlier this year, it rolled out a refashioned “unlimited” option, for $14.95 per month, to again allow customers to see one movie daily but warning that movie choices will be restricted based on “system-wide capacity.”MoviePass parent Helios and Matheson Analytics is the target of a securities-fraud probe by the New York Attorney General, which is looking into whether the company misled investors. MoviePass also is the target of a class-action lawsuit by subscribers claiming the change in the “unlimited” plan was a deceptive “bait-and-switch” tactic. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 MoviePass, the struggling movie ticket subscription service, confirmed that a security issue may have exposed customers’ records online, including credit card info.In a statement, MoviePass said Wednesday that the security lapse was recently discovered and its system was immediately secured. News of the data breach was first reported Tuesday by TechCrunch, which alleged that tens of thousands customer records were left exposed on the internet, including MoviePass card numbers and personal credit card data, because a critical server was not protected with a password.“MoviePass takes this incident seriously and is dedicated to protecting our subscribers’ information,” a spokesperson said. “We are working diligently to investigate the scope of this incident and its potential impact on our subscribers. Once we gain a full understanding of the incident, we will promptly notify any affected subscribers and the appropriate regulators or law enforcement.” Popular on Variety last_img read more

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first_img Explore further (Phys.org)—Chinese based Guangzhou OED Technologies (makers of O-paper displays), in collaboration with another unidentified Chinese company has announced that they have developed what they are claiming is the “the world’s first graphene electronic paper.” In the announcement, the companies also claim that the product is a breakthrough that will bring e-paper to a new level. Graphene, is of course, a single layer of carbon bound together in a hexagon pattern. Its impressive conductivity properties have made it the subject of much research by many individuals and organizations around the world over the past few years. Now, in this new effort, the group at OED claims to have developed a graphene material that is suitable for use in making e-paper. Doing so, they also claim, allows for creating screens that are more bendable and that are also brighter because they will be able to display light with more intensity. They also suggest that because the end product will be carbon based, it should be cheaper to manufacture than current e-paper products which are based on metal indium. Thus far, the new material has not been publicly demonstrated, and it is still not clear how available products will be even after they move into production next year as promised. Despite advances, such as those made by engineers at MIT last year, it is still not clear if it will be possible to mass produce such a product in a defect-free manner. Also not clear is if the new material will be sold in partnership with other companies with a high profile in marketing e-readers, such as Amazon’s Kindle device.If the new e-paper proves to be as advertised, it could mark a major shift in e-reader technology—graphene, as is noted in the announcement, is a mere 0.335 nanometers thick, which would mean thinner displays, less weight, more durability and of course, much more flexibility. It seems possible that such a material could usher in a paradigm shift—from e-readers that look like tablet computers, to e-paper that looks like old-school paper, but is animated, similar to that seen in the Harry Potter movies. Or, as also mentioned in the announcement, it could lead finally to wearable smart devices. Credit: AlexanderAlUS/Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 A new way to make higher quality bilayer graphenecenter_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2016 Phys.org Citation: Chinese company announces development of graphene electronic paper (2016, May 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-05-chinese-company-graphene-electronic-paper.htmllast_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: In a bid to improve infrastructure for sports activities, Khel City will be developed at Dumurjola in Howrah.While addressing the administrative review meeting in Howrah on Thursday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stated the need of setting up another cricket stadium as there is only one in the state and there is demand for one more. The cricket stadiumwill also come up in the Khel City.Firhad Hakim, the state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister, was also present in the meeting. He said: “Survey has been conducted and a plan has also been chalked out to set up the Khel City. Spot visit has also been carried out with the Mayor.” Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsHe further said: “All aspects of sports activities will be brought under one umbrella in the Khel City. There are some old buildings. Residents of the buildings will be rehabilitated to another place and HIT will be carrying out the task.””With setting up of the city, there will be infrastructure for cricket, football and other sports including swimming. Moreover, there will be a separate arena for players and sportsmen,” he said, adding that with development of the infrastructure, people from outside will also start flowing in. So, there will also be a hotel for their accommodation. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedHe further said that an indoor stadium is also coming up here and it is almost complete.The Chief Minister said in this connection that former captain of the Indian cricket team Sourav Ganguly, who is at present the president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), came to meet her and gave proposal of carrying out sports activities.”The CAB wants another stadium and it would come up at Dumurjola. We must allow the same as there is only one cricket stadium in the state,” said the Chief Minister.It may be mentioned that the Mamata Banerjee government had given a 15 acre land at New Town to All India Football Federation (AIFF), to set up the National Centre for Excellence in Football. This came after the FIFA Under-17 Football World Cup.Hakim said that he will be holding discussion with Sourav Ganguly, to chalk out a plan to develop the cricket stadium.last_img read more

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first_imgIn a case that could give a thriller a run for its money, the city police investigating the death of a septuagenarian in a fire in his home on Thursday stumbled on a man living with the skeletons of his elder sister and two dogs for the past six months.The police investigating a fire on the second floor of 3, Robinson Street in the heart of the city found the charred body of 77-year-old Arabindo De, owner of the house, from a bathroom on Wednesday night. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI”Following last night’s incident, we had posted two constables outside De’s flat. Seeing them, De’s son Partho (45) reacted abnormally,”  said Pallab Kanti Ghosh, special additional commissioner of police (crime).The police had initially thought his behaviour was due to the grief of losing his father. But when they questioned Partho, he narrated a bizarre story of his father storing his sister’s skeleton and those of two pet dogs inside the house, Ghosh said. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindThe police conducted a search and found three skeletons allegedly belonging to his elder sister Debjani (50) and two dogs from one room and a suicide note purportedly written by the father from another room.The note dated June 8 this year said none was responsible for his death. Ghosh said that during interrogation Partho told the police that Debjani was depressed after the death of two dogs last year and had stopped eating. She died six months ago.”We found ample dry food near the skeletons, which Partho said he was feeding his sister and the dogs,” the ACP said.”We believe Partho could not accept his sister’s death and did not cremate her body. We have sent him to a mental hospital. We are taking medical help to ascertain whether he is mentally stable or not,” Ghosh said. No case has been registered in this connection.last_img read more

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first_imgWant to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.Key EventsWhat we know so far:13:22Affected stretch of motorway13:1914:09Motorist freed from carCheshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed they had freed one person from the car following the accident, which took place at around 12.15pm.A spokeswoman said: “Firefighters from Alsager attended a two vehicle collision on the M6 near Crewe. The collision, in lane one of the northbound carriageway, involved a saloon car and a HGV. “The team assisted with releasing the one person from the car and then made both of the vehicles safe.“The casualty was then passed to the care of the ambulance service as a precautionary measure.”13:53Update from Highways EnglandA Highways England spokesman said:There are currently severe delays on the M6 northbound in Cheshire, due to a collision that was closing 2 lanes between J16 and J17. All lanes have now been reopened.Road users should allow additional travel time, and consider alternative routes where possible.” 13:50All lanes have now opened but severe delays remainA Highways England spokesman said: “All lanes on the #M6 northbound in #Cheshirebetween J16 #A500 #Crewe and J17 #A534 have now reopened following a traffic collision. Vehicles have been cleared by our #TrafficOfficers and free recovery. Severe delays remain.”13:41Lane reopensOne lane has now reopened, but one remains shut and severe delays continue.13:31Queues now back towards junction 15Queues and congestion are now reported back towards junction 15, according to Traffic England. Inrix is reporting congestion as far back as Keele Services.13:28Accident having impact on nearby roadsThere is ueueing traffic due to the problems on the M6 on the A534 Northbound between B5079 Crewe Road / Crewe Road (Wheelock Roundabout) and A533 The Hill.Traffic is diverting around the accident on the M6 Northbound between J16 and J17. (Image: Inrix)13:26Delays on southbound M6 as people slow to look at accidentHeavy traffic due to people slowing to look at accident on the opposite side on M6 Southbound between J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe) and J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent).13:23Further statement from Highways EnglandA Highways England spokesman said: “There are currently severe delays on the M6 northbound in Cheshire, due to a collision closing 2 lanes between J16 and J17, while we assist police and emergency services.“Traffic is able to pass in 1 lane however, due to the delays we are advising road users to allow plenty of extra travelling time and to consider taking alternative routes.”13:22KEY EVENTWhat we know so far:There are long delays and queues due to the accident between junction 16 and junction 17 on the M6 NorthboundMotorists are being asked to take alternative routes, with traffic now queuing back past junction 16Emergency services and Highways England are at the scene of the crash, which is believed to involve a car and a lorryTwo lanes are currently closed13:19KEY EVENTAffected stretch of motorwayThe accident has taken place between junction 16 and junction 17.The affected stretch of motorway (Image: Inrix)13:15Highways England ask motorists to consider alternative routesA Highways England spokesman said:Our Traffic Officers have arrived on scene with the collision between J16 and J17 M6 northbound . Lanes 1 and 2 are currently closed while we assist at scene. Severe delays on the approach so please leave extra time and consider alternative routes.”13:14Highways England confirm two lanes are closedHighways England and Inrix are now both reporting two lanes are closed13:07Queues now back past junction 16Queues on the northbound carriageway are now back past junction 16.13:04Traffic England reporting delays of 90 minutesTraffic England are currently reporting delays of an hour and a half.13:03Emergency services are at the sceneEmergency services are at the scene, according to traffic data company Inrix.13:02What we knowThere are long delays on the M6 Northbound following an accident between junction 16 and junction 17.A lorry and car are reported to be involvedAt least one lane is closedTraffic is queuing back beyond junction 16 60 minute delays are reported There are delays of more than an hour following an accident on the M6 motorway this afternoon. A car and a lorry were involved in the collision on the northbound carriageway between J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent) and J17 A534 (Sandbach/Crewe). Travel time on the carriageway is now around 90 minutes against expected journey times according to traffic data company Inrix and Traffic England. Two lanes were closed but these have now reopened, although severe delays remain. A Highways England spokesman said: “There are currently severe delays on the M6 northbound in Cheshire, due to a collision that was closing 2 lanes between J16 and J17. All lanes have now been reopened. “Road users should allow additional travel time, and consider alternative routes where possible.” Read MorePolice alert: Have YOU seen ‘suspicious’ man marking symbol on Stoke-on-Trent footpath? Traffic England are currently reporting long queues – with traffic now queueing back beyond junction 16. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed they had freed one person from the car following the accident, which took place at around 12.15pm. A spokeswoman said: “Firefighters from Alsager attended a two vehicle collision on the M6 near Crewe. The collision, in lane one of the northbound carriageway, involved a saloon car and a HGV. “The team assisted with releasing the one person from the car and then made both of the vehicles safe. “The casualty was then passed to the care of the ambulance service as a precautionary measure.” Read More27-year-old charged with sex offenceslast_img read more

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first_img LAS VEGAS — The U.S. gambling mecca’s efforts to draw millennials and new visitors are paying off.A third of Las Vegas tourists last year were millennials – those between 18 to 35 – up from less than a quarter in 2015, according to a report commissioned by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and released Wednesday.The increase in younger visitors is undoubtedly good news to the destination that has been adding attractions to remain relevant to a generation not as fond of gambling as their elders.The data also showed that 27% of the city’s 42.9 million visitors in 2016 were first-timers.So, who came to Sin City and what did they do? Here’s a profile of average visitors:HOW OLD ARE YOU?The city set a record for visitation in 2016, though the number of baby boomers dropped to 28% from 35% in 2015. Generation X visitors made up 35% of tourists, down 1%, while millennial travellers increased to 34% from 24% a year earlier.“The product that we have now really appeals to millennials,” said Bo Bernhard, director of the International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a noted scholar on gambling and hospitality in Las Vegas. “Nightclubs are like theatre to millennials. They are experiencing a very different Las Vegas than their grandparents.”More news:  Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish StepsTake MGM Resorts International, which several years ago created a committee dedicated to reimagining the gaming experience with the millennial demographic in mind.The company recently opened an interactive and skill-based gaming social venue at the MGM Grand that is essentially a hybrid bar, arcade and gambling lounge. The company has hosted e-sports tournaments and even released a set of emojis in December.“We’ve created dining destinations that are social and engaging and created food and beverage experiences ideal for sharing socially,” said Jenn Michaels, MGM’s senior vice-president of public relations. “And, of course, we are looking at our gaming floors and identifying how those can evolve to appeal to today’s traveller.”NEW TOURISTSThe increase of first-time visitors is comparable to the level Las Vegas experienced in the mid-1990s, the report said. It attributed the renewed interest to the recovery of the national economy, an increase in millennials who discovered the city and the reinvestment by hotels and others on new experiences and activities.“Indeed, it is quite possible that the varied and targeted entertainment options and related venues currently in Las Vegas have served to attract new visitors to the destination much the same as the ‘new’ megaresorts did in the 1990s,” according to the report by GLS Research, a San Francisco-based public opinion and market research firm.More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsIts data is based on information volunteered by 3,600 random tourists polled during 2016. 91% of visitors said they would recommend Las Vegas to others.HITTING THE CASINO FLOORThe number of visitors who gambled during their trip has remained at about 7 in 10 over the past five years, the data show. But gamblers are spending a lot less time on the casino floor.Last year, visitors spent an average of 1.9 hours gambling, that’s an hour less than in 2015 and more than 2 hours less than two decades ago.“They are spending more time enjoying the non-gaming amenities,” said Kevin Bagger, executive director of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s research centre.Those other activities include day club-nightclubs, concerts, shows and sports events.WHERE ARE YOU FROM?The report says 81% of visitors came from within the U.S., down 3% from 2015. Meanwhile, the number of foreign visitors rose 3% from 2015, returning to the 19% seen in 2014.About half of U.S. tourists were from Western states, with the majority coming from California. Who’s going to Vegas? New stats show millennials and first timers are on the rise By: Regina Garcia Cano Source: The Associated Press Friday, April 7, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Tags: Las Vegas, Millennial Travel, Trend Watchlast_img read more

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first_imgTV technology company Red Bee Media has hired former ProSiebenSat.1 executive Patrick Tillieux as its new chief executive following the departure of Bill Patrizio.Tillieux will be charge of the management and strategic direction of Red Bee Media’s technology business, working with broadcasters and rights holders. He will be based in the UK and will report to Michael Cook, chairman of the board.Tillieux, who was most recently an advisor to a number of private equity firms, was previously chief operating officer and the German broadcast group.Cook said: “Patrick’s appointment comes at a very exciting time for Red Bee Media. His extensive knowledge and experience of the global media industry will be an invaluable asset as we seek out new opportunities for expansion and help our clients to maximise the opportunities afforded by the collision of broadcasting and broadband. We are delighted to have Patrick on board and believe that he is the ideal candidate to lead Red Bee Media into the next phase of its growth and ensure that the company remains at the very forefront of media technology, creativity and innovation.”last_img read more

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first_imgAfghanistan has struck a strategic partnership with satellite operator Eutelsat to provide capacity for digitial services in the country.The Afghan ministiry of communications and information technology has signed a memorandum of understanding with Eutelsat under which the latter will deploy a satellite from next month to 48° East to deliver national coverage as well as a reach extending across central Asia and the Middle East.The satellite, Afghansat 1, will support services including broadcasting, mobile telephony backhaul and IP connectivity.The agreement also calls for exploration of opportunities for longer terms cooperation.“Afghansat 1 is a new milestone in the development of the ICT sector in Afghanistan, which in the last 12 years has already seen mobile telephony coverage of 88% and penetration grow from zero to 75% through the licensing of six operators, ICT sector employment provided for more than 138,000 people and more than US$2.1 billion (€1.54 billion) invested in the national economy,” said Amrizai Sangin, Afghanistan’s minister of communications and information technology. “We are very happy to partner with Eutelsat on Afghansat 1 which will provide access to ICT and broadcast services to Afghans, especially in unserved areas, and support our vision of transforming Afghanistan into an information society.”last_img read more

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first_imgTelefónica saw its global TV subscriber base grow by almost half last year to over five million. The telco saw TV numbers over all the territories in which it operates grow by 48% in organic terms to reach 5.1 million.The figure compares with 17.7 global broadband subs, up 138,000 in the course of the year. Fibre broadband homes numbered 1.8 million in December up two and a half times over the course of the year.In Spain, Telefónica had 1.9 million TV subscribers, a threefold increase on the 2013 figure. The 2014 figure included the addition of 131,000 ‘TV Mini’ customers in the second quarter. Multi-play penetration increased, with Movistar Fusión offers attracting 3.7 million homes, up 27%. However, overall fixed access revenue generating units dipped by 1% to 41.2 million due to the disconnection of inactive mobile subscribers.Elsewhere, Telefónica saw pay TV numbers in Brazil rise by 20% to 770,000, while TV numbers from Telefónica Hispanoamérica – covering Spanish-speaking America – grew by 14% to 2.4 million.Fibre, mobile contract and pay TV now form the three main pillars of Telefónica’s strategy, helping it to consolidate its position in Spain.Overall, full year revenue amounted to €50.4 billion, while operating income was €15.5 billion.last_img read more

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