August 7 2007 Located on the third and top flo

August 10, 2019


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first_imgAugust 7, 2007 Located on the third and top floor of the west half of the East Crescent are a collection of different sized apartments. The Sky Suite is a two bedroom apartment in Unit 1, Unit 2 and 3 have two studio apartments each, and Unit 4 and 5 have one large apartment each, which were used as dorm spaces for some years. We reported in 2006 on 8/16 and 9/1 on interior finishing of the apartment in Unit 5. Part of the construction team has recently completed interior work in the apartment in Unit 4. The walls were painted and carpet tile installed. [Photo & text: sa] This is a two-level open apartment with a high slanted ceiling, with a large room and bathroom on the upper level, and kitchen and dining area on the lower level. The kitchen space was used for many years as a bedroom. [Photo & text: sa] Planning and Design department selected beautiful birch cabinets with charcoal facing. This report continues on 8/15/07. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

LaFave Todays vote will get road repairs done in the UP

August 9, 2019


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first_imgDrivers using roads throughout Delta, Dickinson and Menominee counties will be helped by legislation approved today by Rep. Beau LaFave.The $175 million financial investment will be for road preservation and construction across Michigan as early this summer with local and county crews receiving added fund as well.“Driving from Iron Mountain to Lansing and back every week has given me plenty of reasons why this funding is needed,” said LaFave, of Iron Mountain. “We know first hand how damaging the freeze and thaw effect have on our roads and our cars. We have money available to give our road repairs a boost right now. This is an opportunity we can’t afford to miss.”Estimated county allocations are Delta County ($418,065), Dickinson County ($313,719) and Menominee County ($376,371). Also receiving increased funding are Escanaba ($102,890), Menominee ($72,392), Iron Mountain ($69,973), Gladstone ($48,246), Kingsford ($46,899), Norway ($31,603), Manistique ($26,560), Stephenson ($9,487), Powers ($5,225), Daggett ($4,289), Carney ($3,267) and Garden ($2,044) for their local streets.The money is carried over from the 2018 budget cycle and is already available, with no budget cuts made or additional taxes required. The money approved today comes in addition to previous changes that provide more funding for road and bridge projects across the state.“This money will help with today’s potholes, but also projects our city and county road crews would like to do in 2018,” LaFave said. “We’re addressing the problem now, not waiting for our 2019 budget or beyond that.”House Bill 4321 advances to the Senate for further consideration.##### Legislation will add $175 million to state, county and local projects Categories: LaFave News,Newscenter_img 21Feb LaFave: Today’s vote will get road repairs done in the U.P.last_img read more

Satellite services provider M7 Group has chosen Vi

August 7, 2019


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first_imgSatellite services provider M7 Group has chosen Viaccess-Orca’s Prime Sentinel card-based conditional access system to secure DTH services across seven European countries.M7 Group operates a variety of DTH and IPTV services across Europe, including Skylink for the Czech and Slovak market, AustriaSat in Austria and Hungary, CanalDigitaal and in The Netherlands, and TV Vlaanderen and TéléSAT in Belgium.“As part of our overall strategy, we wanted to deploy a consistent ecosystem to reduce operational complexity and costs,” said Marco Visser, CEO at M7 Group.“Viaccess-Orca has provided us with an innovative, flexible, and cost-effective solution for content protection. By supporting flexible configuration and offering pay-as-you-grow scalability, the chosen Viaccess-Orca solution lowers our overall operational expenses, while guaranteeing us a future proof content security solution of our content.”Viaccess-Orca’s Prime Sentinel CAS provides advanced security for a wide range of TV service models including live TV, catch-up, PVR, and video-on-demand. Viaccess-Orca will exhibit at IBC on stand 1.A51last_img read more

YouTube plans to roll out its subscription offerin

August 6, 2019


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first_imgYouTube plans to roll out its subscription offering YouTube Red to around 100 countries this year, according to CEO Susan Wojcicki.Susan WojcickiSpeaking at the Code Media conference in California, Wojcicki described Red as “really a music service,” which it now plans to expand into many more markets after agreeing music licensing deals.The service lets users watch or listen to YouTube content ad free, offline and in the background on mobile devices. Over the past two years YouTube has also invested in around 50 original series for Red.Wojcicki explained that while YouTube started out by working with popular YouTubers on YouTube Red originals, it is now doing more around music, drama and other shows – adding this as a complement to what it now sees as fundamentally a music-focused offering.Asked whether YouTube needs to buy a big company like Netflix or Spotify to up its content ambitions, Wojcicki said: “I think our goal is to continue to increase what we’re doing.”“We are building that muscle of creating content; we’ll continue to do more and more and we’ll see what’s successful, we’ll see what our users respond to, what’s driving subscriptions, what’s being watched. I think one of the really amazing things about YouTube is the platform and the data that we have.”Discussing online content rivals, Wojcicki said that Netflix and Amazon have done a “really good job” in the category of shows and movies, but stressed there are other avenues to explore.“There are many other areas of content. YouTube and online have brought [about] new types of content that we just didn’t have before on TV,” said Wojcicki, citing educational, music, vlogging, gaming and health and wellness videos.“Our goal is to be a leading video platform and to have a large, diverse set of content. We feel like there are all these categories that no one else is really providing a solution to and we can be best of breed there,” said Wojcicki.“Shows and movies are a very competitive space. It needs to be paid for economically with a subscription service. You can’t just do the subscription service starting from zero. We’ve been in Red for about two years, we’ve been ramping up, and I think you’ll see us continue to ramp up, do more content and do content that appeals to our audiences.”YouTube Red first launched in the US in late 2015 and the service is currently available in the US, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand and South Korea.last_img read more