Live coverage of Bethany Storro acid attack hoax case

first_img7:45 a.m.: We are covering the court appearance of Bethany Storro in Clark County court today. She is making a first appearance in her theft case in an alleged acid attack hoax case.8:00 a.m.: Storro arrived in the courthouse around 8 a.m. with counsel and her parents. They immediately went into judge’s chambers.Storro wore a blue shirt and black pants. Her face was uncovered and deeply scarred red, still showing the effects of the month-old incident. She had little expression on her face.8:20 a.m.: National media is in attendance from at least two major networks, ABC and NBC.8:35 a.m.: There are approximately 25 people in attendance, mostly media, with the hearing expected to start at 8:45. Bethany Storro is believed to be in the jury room adjacent to the courtroom. Her family isn’t yet in the courtroom. 8:54 a.m.: Hearing getting ready to start. Storro right in front of bench, back to the courtroom. Her parents are in the front row.last_img read more

Justin Timberlake stops concert to announce fans pregnancy

first_imgDETROIT (WSVN) — Justin Timberlake helped one lucky fan pull off an epic pregnancy announcement.Darcell Baxtressar, a die-hard fan of the pop star, was sitting stage-side during Timberlake’s concert in Detroit Monday night.When the singer spotted her sign that read “Will you help announce my pregnancy?” he approached her and grabbed the sign.He told the crowd, “This sign caught my eye, and I gotta stop the show for a second. Detroit, this is very cool, are you ready?” He then announced Darcell’s happy news to thousands in attendance.Before handing the sign back to her, Timberlake asked if he could nickname the child “Baby Bax” to the delight of fans.Baxtresser said she never expected Timberlake to stop his show for her.“I really only expected him to see it and, at best, take a picture with it, but I did not at all expect him to stop the show,” Baxtresser told E! News. She posted video of the live announcement to Facebook with the caption, “This was the most amazing, magical, unforgettable moment I have ever had in my life!!! My first love to announce my pregnancy was crazy!!! A truly special memory I will forever cherish!! Thank you!!”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

2 in custody after woman robbed at gunpoint in Miami

first_img#NOW: active scene in #Miami after an armed robbery of a woman in the street. Two scenes are being worked by cops near NW 27th St and 11th Ave. @wsvn #Exclusive @MiamiPD pic.twitter.com/DMbWpJenTJ— Sheldon Fox-7 News (@fox_sheldon) April 9, 2019There were also reports of a second scene at 29th Terrace, two blocks away.7News cameras captured one of the detained subjects being led to a cruiser by police.The other subject was taken into custody a couple of blocks away. MIAMI (WSVN) – Police have detained two suspects after a woman was robbed at gunpoint in a Miami neighborhood.City of Miami Police were dispatched to the scene near Northwest 11th Avenue and 27th Street, Monday night. It remains unclear whether or not the victim was hurt or what was taken from her.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Japanese naval band drums for Anchorage middleschoolers

first_imgTaiko drummers with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force warming up for a concert at Central Middle School in Anchorage (Photo: Zachariah Hughes – Alaska Public Media)Thursday saw a first-of-a-kind concert in Anchorage.Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force (the country’s Navy) is in Anchorage for four days as part of a training mission. Two ships are anchored in the city’s port. The crew of about 600 has been at sea since April, visiting different countries to promote goodwill. Part of that mission involved a very prestigious concert inside a school gym.Listen nowHundreds of students at Central Middle School near downtown Anchorage filled up the bleachers early Thursday afternoon. They were there for a concert, but several looked perplexed: in front of the band’s normal chairs, microphones, and music stands were stout wooden drums propped on small stands.They were taiko drums, a traditional Japanese percussive instrument.After a brief introduction, the crashing sound of the drums filled the gym, making every surface vibrate. Drummers slammed sticks thicker than broom handles in perfect coordination, circling their arms overhead, and lunging their fists forward every few measures, like martial arts set to a beat.“It’s energetic, almost like artistic sport in a way,” Erika Ninoyu, director of bands at Central, explained.Ninoyu, who grew up in Anchorage, is second-generation Japanese, and president of the Japan Alaska Association. That put her in a perfect position when she heard that for the first time in seven years the Japanese Navy would be stopping in Anchorage.“I just asked, ‘would they be interested in performing for my school,’ and they said yes!” Ninoyu explained.Part of the reason for Ninoyu’s excitement was that the performers in the Maritime Self-Defense Force are the best of the best. The visiting crew has been traveling all over the Pacific, from Pearl Harbor in Hawaii to as far south as Chile, along with stops in the Atlantic in Havana, Cuba and the U.S. Part of the mission is to get 200 newly commissioned officers better acquainted with seamanship. But another reason is cultural ambassadorship. These musicians are the A-Team. And Ninoyu was thrilled that they had been willing to play, flanked by basketball hoops, for her students.“It’s rare. I don’t know when they’re ever going to hear a professional performance of this caliber,” Ninoyu said.The students seemed enthused, too. After the first song, they erupted with applause so loud it almost rivaled the drums.The band was bigger than the taiko drummers. There was a brass section, woodwinds, a keyboard, electric bass, as well as a jazzy saxophone.According to Ninoyu, the hour-long concert is the first time the Japanese Navy has ever played inside an Anchorage school. And she believes that’s significant.“I do a lot of work outside the school, and also promote to my students, that all of us need to be bridge builders,” Ninoyu explained. “Especially someone who speaks two languages or is bicultural. In a sense, I think it’s our duty to share and empathize and learn from each other.”None of the members of the squadron visiting Central Middle School were cleared to talk on record with members of the media. Their time in Alaska included a short stop in Homer earlier in the week, and they are set to attend a ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.After departing Alaska, the sailors’ next stop is Vladivostok, Russia.last_img read more

2 drug officials suspended over substandard medicine

first_imgA health ministry official on Thursday informed the High Court that two officials of Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) have been suspended for their negligence in dealing with case filed over deaths of 28 children in 2009 after taking substandard medicine produced by Rid Pharma.Health Secretary (service) Sirajul Haque Khan appeared before the High Court bench comprising justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and justice Md. Ataur Rahman Khan and said assistant director Shafiqul Islam and deputy director Altaf Hossain of the Directorate General of Drug Administration have been suspended over the matter.The court exempted the secretary from personal appearance during the future hearing dates as he offered unconditional apology.The court had ordered the health secretary to appear before it on 21 August and he complied with order. The court on that date wanted to know ministry’s action against those two officials, who have been found guilty of negligence in dealing with the sensational case.The court had asked the ministry official to submit a report in this regard within 72-hour.The ministry submitted a report on 21 August, saying the two officials have been warned. After that the court again asked the secretary to appear before the court yesterday to explain ministry’s stand on the matter.The secretary appeared before the court yesterday but the court was not happy with his reply and asked him to appear again today.last_img read more

Mj Rodriguez Nico Santos to Announce GLAAD Media Award Nominations

first_img ×MJ Rodriguez on LeBron James ‘Representing’ for Trans, African-American WomenVolume 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 Up’Joker’ Trailer02:24 twitter facebook reddit linkedin Linkhttps://variety.com/2019/digital/news/mj-rodriguez-nico-santos-to-announce-glaad-media-award-nominations-1203111244/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0001:1001:10More Videos02:24’Joker’ Trailer02:15Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney Princesses01:39Mark Cousins’ ‘Women Make Film’ Trailer09:50’It: Chapter Two’ Director Andy Muschietti Explains the Meaning Behind Pennywise01:40Variety’s Power Of Pride Cover Shoot Behind the Scenes02:27Kirsten Dunst Talks ‘On Becoming a God in Central Florida’Close GLAAD Media Award galas will be held in Los Angeles on Mar. 28 and in New York on May 4.Rodriguez stars as Blanca on “Pose,” Ryan Murphy’s FX series that features the largest cast of transgender actors in television history. Not only does Santos star as undocumented gay Filipino employee on NBC’s “Superstore,” but he also appeared in the Warner Bros. hit “Crazy Rich Asians.”Also at Sundance, GLAAD will be making a special announcement at Outfest’s Queer Brunch on Jan. 27. and sponsoring the “Beyond the Transition Narrative: Transgender Storytelling in the 21st Century” panel at the Filmmaker Lodge on Jan. 29. Mj Rodriguez and Nico Santos are set to announce the nominees for the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards.The “Pose” star and “Crazy Rich Asians” funny man will make the announcement during a live-stream hosted by AT&T and from the AT&T Hello Lounge at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 25.“The images and stories recognized by the GLAAD Media Awards over the past 30 years raised the bar for LGBTQ inclusion in the media industry and furthered acceptance among countless audience members,” GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. “The 30th anniversary of the GLAAD Media Awards will celebrate outstanding new LGBTQ talent like Mj and Nico who break through industry glass ceilings while celebrating the lengths we have come in LGBTQ representation across media.”last_img read more

Just Cause 4 is the Craziest Game Youll Play This Year

first_imgStay on target Simon Belmont, King K. Rool, and Dead Luigi Join Smash Bros. UltimateAn Interview with Jump Force Producer Koji Nakajima When it comes to over-the-top gameplay mechanics, few franchises can rival Just Cause. The upcoming Just Cause 4 is taking things to an even more absurd level. To be honest, this game caught me by surprise. I knew Square-Enix was developing a new Just Cause but I was not expecting to see it at E3, let alone that it’s dropping later this year. I’m glad the game got shown at the big event since it ended up being one of my personal highlights. Just Cause 4 is going to be completely and utterly insane.During the hands-off demo, we got to see the upgraded grappling hook, which now features a number of crazy mods. One of these allows players to attach rocket boosters to objects. In the demo, Rico Rodriguez (the main character) shoots boosters at a shipping container attached to a crane. When he activates the boosters, it converts the crane into a wrecking ball. You can also use the boosters to turn regular objects into missiles. The person demoing the game planted rocket boosters on containers and cars and used them to blast the side of a mountain. If you want, you can have Rico ride on these makeshift rockets. That’s one hell of a way to take a trip across town.We also saw two other mods in action. One causes an explosion to happen when two tethered objects come into contact. The collision sends said objects flying backwards. Another mod lets you shoot balloons onto objects, which sends them flying into the air. We saw Rico attaching balloons to cars and containers in the demo. In case you’re wondering, yes, you can use all of these mods at the same time. You can place balloons on an object and then attach rockets to it. Once the object gets to the desired height, you can initiate the rockets and send it hurtling forward. You can imagine the sort of destruction this can cause. The possibilities with these mods are endless.Like in Just Cause 3, Rico can use his patented glider suit to quickly traverse the world. This mechanic isn’t much different than it was in the previous installment. This isn’t an issue considering how well the gliding mechanic worked. The only new factor is wind, which now has an influence on the direction Rico flies. This adds a new layer of depth that will make gliding more interesting and engaging. Besides regular wind, there’s another weather phenomenon players must also contend with while gliding through the skies.The true showstopper of the demo was an enormous tornado that destroys anything in its path. The core gameplay of the Just Cause series centers around its physics engine and the tornado does a brilliant job of putting it to work. As it made its way across the land, the tornado sucked up anything not nailed down to the ground. This includes crates, vehicles, buildings, and even jumbo jets. If he isn’t careful, the tornado can also pull Rico inside of it. Seeing the tornado wreaking havoc is a thing of pure beauty. We need to see more games with physics-powered tornados!Interestingly enough, one can control the path of the tornado. In the demo, Rico has to take out an enemy military base. This facility has air cannons that can divert the path of the tornado. Destroying these weapons causes the twister to move along its original course — which just so happens to be the military base. Sure, blowing bases up with rockets and bombs is cool, but that doesn’t compare to doing so with a bad-ass tornado. I understand Rico will get his own air cannons eventually. Having the ability to control the tornado whenever one wants is something that sounds incredibly exciting.Just Cause 4 gives creative players the chance to create their own fun. Those who lack imagination (like myself) can still enjoy the game on a more rudimentary level. Expect many of the weapons to feature alternate firing modes like grenade launchers and drones. Encounters with enemies will have an added level of depth since their AI is now more advanced.The story structure is expanded and players can choose to do missions in any order they like. Expect more quests dotted across every area of the world map. Those who care about narrative will be happy knowing Just Cause 4 tells a more serious tale. It’s not clear how this will contrast with the zany nature of the gameplay, but it should be interesting regardless.The Just Cause series epitomize sandbox gameplay and Just Cause 4 looks like it’ll be the ultimate open-world experience. From what I saw, the game does a masterful job of combining familiar gameplay with all-new mechanics. Those who have a great deal of imagination will no doubt spend countless hours simply messing around with the tools provided. The tornado alone is something everyone should want to experience since it adds such an interesting and devastating element to the world. I expect this will be a big hit when it drops on December 4 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.last_img read more

More than 7000 additional hotel rooms being added to Cancun inventory

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — The general secretary of CROC says that from now until the end of the year, more than 7,000 rooms will be added to Cancun.Mario Machuca, general secretary of the Revolutionary Confederation of Workers says by year’s end, eight more hotels will be built in Cancun with another three scheduled for construction over the next three years.He says that the investments will total somewhere between $2.1 and $2.4 billion USD generating between 7,000 and 10,500 direct jobs and more than 13,000 indirect employment opportunities.“There are eight hotels, the smallest of which is 400 rooms and the largest being 1,200. One of the new projects is inside the Golden Mile, two are in Puerto Cancún, another on the side of Playa Mujeres, two more inside Cancun and the other is the Royalton, which are two projects, one belonging to the Mellon Market firm.“If those hotels start construction as they told me after the electoral process, we are talking about 7,000 hotel rooms.”Mario Machuca said that “the good thing is that there are important investments, that resources continue to arrive for Quintana Roo especially for the north of the state,” and in many cases with very well paid salaries.“What we do in the collective contract reviews is we always ask for at least three percentage points of what the National Commission for Minimum Wages dictates, but not only that, we look for additional incentives. What I mean are things like advancements in food vouchers, transportation and productivity support.”Machuca says that some hotels should have already begun and/or restarted work, while others have stopped, but most have told me that construction will continue in the coming days.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Save cash while travelling Wotif

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Avoiding popular tourist destinations during peak periods is one of the best ways to save money on travelling, according to Wotif Brands general manager Megan Magill.The company’s head explained that while the majority of holiday-makers rent out beach accommodation during summer, money savvy travellers will take advantage of good value hotels in the CBD that offer access to swimming pools, gyms and spas.In a list of her top ten money saving ideas, Ms Magill said if the beach vacation is a must during the summer, then travellers could still save by expanding acommodation options and considering less-popular beach destinations. Other recommendations include keeping an eye out for value and acting on them swiftly as well as choosing hotels and resorts that offer deals such as inclusive breakfast and free parking. “Be sure to choose your travel website carefully,” Ms Magill emphasised. “It needs to be easy to use, and can compare many different options in one window. “Ensure there is a customer service line you can call 24 hours a day… in cases of emergencies and changes to schedules a customer service representative could assist in a difficult situation.”last_img read more

Rep Lucido to host insurance specialists at town hall meeting scheduled in

first_img Categories: Lucido News 29Mar Rep. Lucido to host insurance specialists at town hall meeting scheduled in May State Rep. Peter J. Lucido of Shelby Township will host a town hall addressing questions and concerns regarding the auto, health, and home insurance industries.The town hall will bring in specialists from state government and the insurance industry to answer residents’ questions about how rates are set, how to handle insurance issues, and other topics.“The big question that everyone asks is why we are paying some of the highest rates in the country,” Rep. Lucido said. “People want answers and they want to know what is being done to save them money.”The town hall will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, May 1 at the Shelby Township Municipal Hall, 52700 Van Dyke in Shelby Township.“You do not want to miss this opportunity,” Rep. Lucido said. “Insurance is a complicated business with many factors affecting your rates. This is your chance to talk to specialists, ask questions, and find out why so much of your hard earned money is being spent on insurance.”If you have any questions, please contact Rep. Lucido by phone at 517-373-0843, or by email at PeterLucido@house.mi.gov.last_img read more

Whiteford testifies in support of mental health support hotline

first_img22Feb Whiteford testifies in support of mental health support hotline Categories: Whiteford News State Rep. Mary Whiteford testified before the House Health Policy Committee Thursday on her plan to establish a hotline that would connect individuals experiencing mental health crisis with the support they need.Whiteford said she was inspired by the many individuals she heard from during last year’s statewide House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force tour and by her own experience as a former emergency room nurse.“The emergency room isn’t the right place to go when experiencing a mental health crisis, but most people don’t know where else to turn, that’s what the hotline will address,” Whiteford said. “Everyone should have access to help, regardless of their insurance coverage.”The bill now waits to be considered by the committee.###PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mary Whiteford is joined by Jeff Wieferich from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services during her testimony before the House Health Policy Committee today.center_img Tags: CARES, CARES Task Force, Health Policy, Health Policy Committee, Mental Health last_img read more

General Data Protection Regulations What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

first_imgShare20Tweet28ShareEmail48 SharesPhoto credit: Convert GDPR.May 25, 2018; Brookings InstitutionAs of Friday, May 25th, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations are in effect—and, if you’ve opened your email inbox within the last month, you know that many companies are updating their privacy policies to be compliant.GDPR is a new set of regulations that require organizations to protect the personal data of EU citizens if that data is provided during an interaction within an EU member state. The regulation is the same across all 28 states.GDPR replaces an older data protection law from 1995, and the biggest change to the law is the concept of extraterritoriality: it applies to all organizations that process personal data of European residents, whether or not they are physically located in Europe. The other changes are kept purposefully loose—while they require a “reasonable” set of protections for personal data, the definition of reasonableness isn’t provided, and may be left to European regulatory agencies.What Changes Does GDPR Create?GDPR is intended to create protections for personal data, including identity information, web data (including location and IP address), health and biometric data, racial or ethnic data, political opinions, and sexual orientation. Key changes will include:Data processors will be required to notify customers “without undue delay” after becoming aware of a data breach.Customers will have a right to confirm whether their data is being processed, where, and for what purpose, and will be able to request a copy of their personal data free of charge.The “right to be forgotten,” previously established through court hearings, is now written into the regulations. Customers may request that data controllers erase their personal data at any time. The rules do allow controllers to compare the subjects’ rights to “the public interest in the availability of the data” when considering such requests, opening questions into whether individuals can erase their names from, for example, crime records.GDPR introduces the idea of data portability, the right for a customer to share their data between controllers in a commonly used format.A “privacy by design” imperative calls for the inclusion of data protection from the onset of designing collection systems, basically allowing for fines of companies who ignore data protection until the completion of a new system.Does Your Nonprofit Need to Comply?Companies with over 250 employees are required to comply if they deal in the data of Europeans; the employee limit is lower for data processors who store data that is “likely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms of data subjects.” Nonprofits collecting international donations could be affected, but small local nonprofits aren’t likely to be. As Ona Alston Dosunmu and Christie Yang wrote for the Brookings Institution last week, “nonprofits probably weren’t top of mind for European regulators.” The regulations are primarily aimed at data-heavy industries like finance and healthcare, and most EU countries don’t yet have enforcement for GDPR in place.However, GDPR violations can result in heavy fines, and nobody wants to be the first test case. In addition, some of the GDPR regulations make good sense: Notifying customers immediately post-breach is good business; the capability to provide data-processes confirmation increases public trust.Does your organization need to comply with the new EU regulations? If you operate primarily in the United States, probably not. But should you? If you’re into best practices for data collection, it’s not a bad idea.—Lauren KarchShare20Tweet28ShareEmail48 Shareslast_img read more

Scripps Networks Interactives Food Network has la

first_imgScripps Networks Interactive’s Food Network has launched in Turkey.The SD and HD service has launched on the D-Smart platform and will reach 700,000 of the pay TV operator’s subscribers.The channel is DSmart’s Extended Basic tier and the HD version will be carried on an exclusive basis. The carriage deal follows an exclusive agreement inked late last year for Scripps’ Travel Channel HD.Food Network is a joint venture with Chellomedia in the EMEA region and Turkish deal was brokered by Louise Cottrell at Chello Zone.The channel operator said it is in the throes of localising the Turkish Food Network, which will also carry the services international programming and titles include Reza’s African Kitchen, Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.“It’s great to see Scripps further expand its global footprint in such an important international territory,” said Jon Sichel, managing director of Scripps EMEA. “Food Network’s unique lifestyle programming will be an excellent addition to D-Smart’s channel line-up.”last_img read more

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are to star in Grace an

first_imgJane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are to star in Grace and Frankie, Netflix’s first originally-conceived comedy original.The pair will play long-term rivals brought together when their respective husbands announce they are in love with one another and plan to marry.Netflix has commissioned Skydance Productions (Manhattan, World War Z) to produce the single-cam 13x30mins series, which is written and created by Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris.Kaufman, Morris, Paula Weinstein, Fonda, Tomlin and Skydance’s DavidEllison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross will executive produce.Fonda and Tomlin starred alongside Dolly Parton in the 1980 movie Nine to Five.“Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are among the funniest and most formidable actresses ever and it’s an incredible privilege to give them theopportunity to run riot on Netflix,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer. “The show created for them by Marta and Howard is warm, very funny and anything but wholesome.”“Netflix is redefining the way we produce and consume television and it’s a true privilege to be in business with Ted and his amazing team,” said Skydance’s Ellison. For video streaming service Netflix, Grace and Frankie represents the first time it has ordered an originally-conceived comedy. However, it did bring back seminal mockumentary series Arrested Development last year.Netflix now commissions dramas, documentaries, kids’ shows and comedies.last_img read more

Some 63 of people experience problems with their

first_imgSome 63% of people experience problems with their broadband, while 45% claim they suffer slow download speeds, according to a new report by UK consumer body, Which?. The study highlights poor speeds and bad customer service, and comes as Which? campaigns for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to ‘Give us Broadband Speed Guaranteed’ so that customers get the speed and service they pay for.Which? claims that 58% of people who report slow download speeds experience this “frequently or all the time”.Meanwhile, 27% of people who reported a loss of service that was later resolved had to wait two days for this to happen, with 11% having to wait a week or more.“We also found three in 10 (31%) who contacted their provider with a problem said they did not get a resolution at all, a quarter of those who did get a resolution (25%) were dissatisfied with how long it took, and one in five (20%) said they contacted their ISP three times or more to resolve a problem,” said Which?The consumer organisation is now calling on broadband providers to issue customers with written speed estimates at the start of a contract, allow people to exit contracts without penalty if speeds aren’t met, and to refund people for a loss of service.“The internet is an essential part of modern life, yet millions of us are getting frustratingly slow speeds and having to wait days to get reconnected when things go wrong. It’s less superfast broadband, more super slow service from companies who are expecting people to pay for speeds they may never get,” said Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd.last_img read more

Lithuanian telco TEO has upped two of its senior e

first_imgLithuanian telco TEO has upped two of its senior execs as part of a planned restructure, which is designed to improve the customer experience and will take effect in June. Current chief marketing officer, Nerijus Ivanauskas, becomes head of the new business to consumer division.Meanwhile, director of TEO Group company Baltic Data Center (BDC), Aleksandras Samuchovas, will lead the firm’s new business to business division – in addition to his current role.The B2C and B2B divisions are being created in place of TEO’s existing service development and sales divisions, and will be tasked with creating services and providing customer care.“The goal of these changes is to ensure better customer experience and to be able to offer them more suitable and simpler solutions,” said TEO in a statement.At the same time, Giedrė Tarbūnienė, a former executive at Estonia’s SEB bank who joined TEO in February, will now become part of the management team, leading the process division and the programme of customer experience.Darius Didžgalvis, manager of TEO’s network technologies division, will leave the company from April 8.last_img read more

German pay TV operator Sky Deutschland has launche

first_imgGerman pay TV operator Sky Deutschland has launched Sky Info, a new information channel carrying news about features and content on the Sky platform.The channel will be available via satellite to Sky customers and non-customers alike, and will deliver information about how to use Sky subscriptions to full advantage, according to the company, including, for example, instructions on how to set a favourite channel and change PIN numbers.last_img

Sky has announced a UK launch event later this mon

first_imgSky has announced a UK launch event later this month where it will reveal what’s next for the company, under the tagline “set your TV free”.The November 18 event, tipped to be the launch of Sky’s rumoured next-generation set-top box, has been trailed by Sky on social media with the line: “From 1929 to 2015, a journey of innovation for TV. What’s next?”Back in July the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported that Sky was preparing for an imminent launch of a new advanced set-top box called SkyQ that will provide advanced connected TV services with an experience akin to that of Netflix or Apple TV.The box, developed under the codename Project Ethan, will enable the simultaneous recording of four channels on multiple devices and will be able to receive Ultra HD broadcasts, according to the report.From 1929 to 2015, a journey of innovation for TV. What’s next? 18.11.2015 #SetTVFree https://t.co/nTfO0AHg8w https://t.co/GjYuCMQHfo— Sky (@SkyUK) October 30, 2015last_img read more

Intelsat and Harmonic are expanding their 4K ultr

first_imgIntelsat and Harmonic are expanding their 4K, ultra high definition demonstration channel to Latin America, they announced at NAB Show in Las Vegas.The HVN Intelsat UHD linear channel is now available via C-band on the Intelsat 14 satellite located at 315˚ East – an emerging Latin American media platform.The channel continues to also be available via C-band from Intelsat’s HD and cable distribution neighbourhood for North America, the Galaxy 13 satellite located at 127˚ West, where it launched last year.“As UHD gets closer to becoming mainstream, there is an increased likelihood that UHD and HDR technologies will be combined to provide an optimal immersive viewing experience,” said Peter Ostapiuk, Intelsat’s head of media product services.“HVN Intelsat UHD will provide a platform for multi-channel video programming distributors (MVPDs) and cable programmers in the Americas to test their content, equipment and workflow for both technologies.”The HVN Intelsat UHD channel was created to showcase and help introduce UHD and High Dynamic Range (HDR) content.last_img read more

Henriette Marie Lund Danish public broadcaster DR

first_imgHenriette Marie LundDanish public broadcaster DR has appointed a new media director after the resignation of incumbent Gitte Rabøl.Henriette Marie Lund takes up the role on April, handing her control of development DR’s channels, services and platforms.DR Media is responsible for the strategic direction of television, radio, web and mobile business, along with marketing and third-party production.She has been with the pubcaster since 2013, in positions such as acting chief of DR1 and news editor. Before that, she was editorial director at commercial channel TV2 and has worked in Danish media for three decade in total.Rabøl is leaving after six years as media director, but will remain with DR until April 2018 after overseeing tasks such as a diversity driveAs part of the transition, digital manager Michael Arreboe appointed deputy media director, also effective April 1.“Henriette Marie Lund has a clear vision of what good public service content is, now and especially in the future, and even an in-depth insight into production itself,” said DR chairman Michael Christiansen.“I have no doubt that she will be the right person to solve the task she has been given, namely to ensure a strong public service focus, while she will spearhead [our response] to the challenges we face facing in the form of special new media habits and increased digitisation.”last_img read more