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

21st Century Fox has struck a deal to take a minor

August 7, 2019


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first_img21st Century Fox has struck a deal to take a minority stake in virtual reality and smartglasses designer and manufacturer Osterhout Design Group (ODG).Pending the completion of final agreements, 21st Century Fox will become the principal outside investor in ODG. In addition, the two companies plan to enter into a strategic partnership that brings together ODG’s technologies with 21st Century Fox’s industry content.“The power of virtual and augmented reality enables us to deliver on our longstanding commitment to bring audiences exciting new creative experiences fueled by next generation technologies,” said Jim Gianopulos, Chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox Film, a unit of 21st Century Fox.“Our agreement with ODG underscores the innovation we are bringing to market through our Fox Innovation Lab, most recently with VR experiences for The Martian and Wild. We look forward to partnering with ODG and serving as its lead outside investor as the ODG team pushes the film experience into the future with its high-definition, cinema-wide field of view technology.”Ralph Osterhout, CEO of ODG, said: “We’re excited to have 21st Century Fox join our family and help extend our considerable leadership in AR head-worn computing. This space is ultimately heading towards widespread consumer adoption and by having 21st Century Fox onboard, we’ll be able to deliver immersive and interactive entertainment experiences that transform how users consume content.”last_img read more

Liberty Global is looking at a possible sale of it

August 6, 2019


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first_imgLiberty Global is looking at a possible sale of its Swiss and Austrian operations, according to a report in UK newspaper The Telegraph. The move could help pave the way for a £175 billion merger between the cable giant and Vodafone.According to The Telegraph, citing unnamed sources, Liberty is working on a potential disposal of UPC Austria and UPC Switzerland, which are under a single management structure within the Liberty organization.Vodafone does not operate in either Switzerland or Austria, so the Swiss and Austrian units make obvious targets for a disposal if Liberty were to merge with the mobile giant.Potential buyers could include Swiss alternative operators Salt, the former Orange Switzerland, which is controlled by Iliad Telecom/Free owner Xavier Niel, and Sunrise Telecom.Liberty Global CEO, Mike FriesThe Swiss and Austrian units have struggled in the face of competition from incumbent telcos, collectively losing 7,300 revenue-generating units in Q3 this year, with a marked loss of video subscribers. Rebased revenue from the pair grew by 1% to €456 million, trailing other Liberty units, with operating cash flow contracted by a rebased 3% as UPC Switzerland absorbed the cost of its launch of premium sports service MySports.Following Liberty’s Q3 results, president and CEO Mike Fries told analysts that Switzerland presented a “tough competitive environment” but said that Liberty had “a good plan and also some interesting strategic opportunities” in the Swiss market. When asked to flesh out what he meant by “strategic opportunities”, he declined to be more specific, although he did say that there was “an opportunity to potentially get involved in the mobile business in a more concrete way”.On-off speculation about some kind of combination of Liberty Global and Vodafone has run for years. The concrete realization to date has been the pair’s VodafoneZiggo JV in The Netherlands, which Fries has characterized as a market-specific case.Vodafone has in the past been seen as potentially benefiting from a merger with Liberty, which owns Unitymedia in Germany and Virgin Media in the UK, because it lacks the same scale in fixed-line infrastructure as rivals such as Orange and Deutsche Telekom.However, Vodafone’s last quarterly results saw solid EBITDA growth in Germany and the UK, despite flat or falling sales, and strong growth in convergence. The company has announced extensive fibre build plans in both markets.last_img read more