World’s first tourism digital networking platform launches
June 5, 2017Here are a few more photos of this years FLAM CHEN performances of “The Fisher’s Wish”.[photos by lvb]
Categories: Maturen News State Rep. Dave Maturen has again been named to a committee that assists U.S. Rep. Fred Upton in interviewing candidates seeking nominations to military service academies.“I have been honored to participate in the selection process for more than 20 years, and every year I continue to be thoroughly impressed by the talented young people from the greater Kalamazoo area who have an interest in serving their country,” said Rep. Maturen, R-Vicksburg. “I look forward to meeting with this year’s candidates.”Service academies are federal education institutions that prepare officers for the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Merchant Marines and the Coast Guard. Nominations for appointment may be given by the president of the United States, vice president of the United States, senators and members of the U.S. House of Representatives.Candidates are evaluated in five areas: moral character, academic record, leadership potential, physical fitness and commitment to the military.Rep. Maturen – who previously served in the Army – will screen and interview candidates along with other committee members appointed by Congressman Upton. The committee will then provide Congressman Upton with a list of potential nominees.Interviews will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3.### 29Nov Rep. Maturen looking forward to interviewing military academy candidates
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) said it will stop streaming former Greek public service broadcaster ERT from tomorrow, amid reports that its temporary replacement Greek Public Television (EDT) will broadcast news services this week.In a statement, the European public service media alliance said that it will cease to stream ERT via its satellite capacity and the ERU website at 9am Central European Time on Wednesday August 21.“Since 12 June, when the Greek government abruptly stopped ERT from operating, the EBU has delivered 8.5 million live streams for a total of 4.4 million hours of cumulative viewing to 2.5 million unique visitors and consistently called for the restitution of public service media in Greece, which is vital for culture, democracy and for society itself,” said the EBU.It added that the EBU’s leadership had written to the Greek government offering support and expertise to help ERT’s planned full-time successor, New Hellenic Radio, Internet and Television (NERIT), to “fulfil its potential for independence and solid governance.”ERT responded to the EBU’s decision by saying that it will continue to stream its television and radio broadcasts via all other distribution and re-streaming points, including the websites ERTopen.com and ThePressProject.gr.The Greek government controversially shut down ERT in June in a bid to save money, causing the loss of 2,700 jobs. However, fired staff continue to occupy the broadcaster’s old offices and to make broadcasts.
Swiss digital security firm The Kudelski Group has completed its acquisition of Oslo, Norway-based rival Conax. Conax provides content protection for digital TV services over broadcast, broadband and connected devices.Kudelski agreed to pay Conax’s previous owner Telenor Broadcast NOK1.509 billion (€180 million) for the conditional access unit last month.
Fátima BarrosPortuguese regulator ANACOM’s president Fátima Barros has taken over the presidency of BEREC, the international telecom regulators association that brings together 28 European regulators. Barros will be charged with leading BEREC’s ongoing work on the European Connected Continent proposals developed by former EC vice-president Neelie Kroes last year, including regulations covering international roaming tariffs, net neutrality and spectrum use.
Linius Technologies has partnered with video solutions experts, Hemisphere, to build a ‘hyper-personalized video advertising prototype’.The solution will be made globally available on Linius’ SaaS platform, Linius Video Services, and is designed to let advertisers analyse unique ads at a granular level across any number of customised video streams.“The hyper-personalized advertising prototype is a logical extension of our strategy to encourage partners and third-parties to build solutions with virtual video on our SaaS platform, LVS,” said Linius CEO, Chris Richardson.“The hyper-personalized advertising prototype offers previously impossible data combinations, which power hyper-targeted ad delivery and analysis.”Hemisphere managing director, Glyn Beaumont, said: “For the first time, advertisers can combine viewer, contextual and frame-level consumption data with AI-generated metadata. No two people ever need see the same advertisement again.”Linius is an Australian company specialising in personalised video tech. In November the firm appointed Netflix’s former director of content acquisition, Simon Gallagher, to its advisory board.Gallagher was one of three high-profile board appointments, alongside: former Sky UK head of operations, David Butorac; and Newstag co-founder and a former member of the Swedish parliament, Camilla Dahlin-Andersson.