October 23, 2006 The The group arrived on October 15. for their annual one-week workshop. During the week, the performers Jayne Lee, Delisa Myles, Paul Moore, Joanna Rotkin, Megan Montgomery had rehearsals on the dance floor, which was especially set up for the performance. [Photo: sa & text: rc] As usual in every event, a fine dinner was prepared, by chef Eleanor Gilles, for visitors and residents before the performance. The costumes were designed by Anastazia Louise and Fkir Elderfae, who also did the sound. Murray Natkie, staff member of the Arcosanti Information Service, did the lighting. Human Nature was formed in 1994 and is based in Flagstaff. The group performs regularly in the region and also has performed nationally and internationally. [Photo: sa & text: rc]
Russian satellite operator RSCC has launched Ka-band-based broadband services in central Russia and the Urals via its new Express-AM6 satellite at 53° East.Russian providers started to offer satellite broadband services in the Ka-band using domestic spacecraft in the Far East and Siberia last year.Since April 2016, the service area of high-speed satellite system has expanded, now covering the country’s central and southern Ural regions. The service is provided via RSCC’s Express-AM6 (53 ° East) and Express-AM5 (140 ° East) spacecraft. The total length of the coverage area in the Ka-band is 7,000km.“The project start in the central regions of Russia and the Urals is truly an important event for the Russian satellite communications industry. The experience and expertise accumulated by market participants, and the innovative technology platform which the operators have selected, allow us to offer the individual and business user a quality service of state-of-the-art modern high-speed broadband Internet access,” said RSCC director-general Yuri Prokhorov.“Implementation of the high-speed internet access project will also contribute to greater competition and, as a consequence, improve the quality and availability to the public of broadband services throughout the territory of Russia.”
TiVo’s senior director of international marketing, Charles Dawes, discusses Rovi’s acquisition of TiVo, the benefits that it will bring, and some of the key trends that will shape the industry in the coming year.What does Rovi’s acquisition of and change of name to TiVo mean for the company?We first announced the acquisition back in April and it’s great to have closed just before IBC and adopt the TiVo name. It’s very exciting to take two visionary companies in the media and entertainment space that have complementary products and services and form a new global leader who will power consumer relationships and transform the value of audience relationships.What benefits will the change bring to your customer base and what will be the next major areas of focus?We provide guidance solutions to more than 25 million households, serving more than 500 pay TV operators — including some of the biggest names in pay TV — and have technologies that span more than 70 countries. Additionally, we’re servicing many of the other sectors in media and entertainment from music to retail to over the top (OTT). By combining TiVo’s history of innovation in cloud-based DVR functionality with Rovi’s signature capabilities in guides, personalisation, advertising, analytics and cloud services, we’re producing the next generation of technologies and products for our customers that meets today’s insatiable demand for media and entertainment from consumers.What do you think the key trends in video for the coming year will be?We’ve just released the results from our annual global consumer survey, which drew some interesting findings on consumer preferences and satisfaction when it comes to their entertainment lifestyle. The key finding this year was that consumers continue to find it challenging to locate their favourite shows. So much so that a new trend in ‘show dumping’ is appearing. We found 37% of global viewers have stopped watching a show they previously enjoyed because it became too difficult to access the content. The shows most cited as ones which respondents had stopped watching generally require a premium pay TV package, are only available through paid OTT and/or are unavailable on OTT services that aggregate content.We also found having enhanced search and recommendations pays off. Consumers most satisfied with their search function watch almost seven hours of content per day, 21% more than the US reported average of 5.6 hours. Consumers most satisfied with their recommendation function watch 7.5 hours of content per day, a massive 34% more than the US reported average of 5.6 hours.Additionally, our survey revealed that cord shaving continues to be more prevalent than cord cutting as consumers look to downgrade and supplement to get the content they want delivered the way they want it.What are your other major highlights at IBC?In addition to the close of the TiVo acquisition, we’re also introducing the newest generation of our iconic TiVo interface. The new UX is centered around bringing the user’s content from an increasingly diverse array of sources to them quicker and easier than ever, predicting what users might be interested in viewing, and presenting a choice of shows based on such things as time of day, past viewing choices, and the device they are using. The visually rich interface also builds on TiVo’s world-class usability, ensuring the viewer is always close to what they are looking for across content sources, and provides customisable shortcuts for functions on the main menu to give users faster access to their entertainment – not just traditional TV and movies, but also music and short-form videos. This seamless experience of content consumption from many sources redefines “traditional TV” and allows every device to become a primary screen for video consumption.We’re also showcasing our conversation services and have announced a new partnership with Ruwido, a leading provider of input and interaction devices, to integrate our advanced search, recommendation and conversation services into their customer solutions. This partnership reinforces our joint aim of making content discovery simple and seamless.What else will the acquisition and the creation of the new TiVo mean for the industry?It’s very exciting to be able to offer visitors to IBC the opportunity to be the first people to experience the new TiVo. By taking the combined set of products and licensable innovations we are able to help our customers and partners across the media and entertainment ecosystem build the ultimate entertainment discovery solutions. Whether they are binge watchers, music lovers or just entertainment fanatics our continuous innovations enable consumers to navigate the ‘content chaos’ and enjoy the content they love, when and where they want it.To experience the new TiVo, stop by our IBC booths in Hall 14, Stand G01 and Hall 5, Stand A31. For those not attending IBC this year, they can explore the next generation of entertainment at tivo.com, forward.tivo.com or follow us on Twitter @tivo or @tivoforbusiness.
This year the festival boasts its biggest programme of concerts and workshops since its inception in 2012 and includes The Glassworks as a venue for the first time. This atmospheric 18th century church is quickly becoming one of Derry’s most popular venues.This year’s headline event, ‘A Study in Strings’, which takes place on Saturday 7th February will explore the wealth of different musical textures that can be achieved on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, harp and guitar. The line-up comprises We Banjo 3, Chris Stout & Catríona McKay, RANT, Arty McGlynn, Nollaig Casey, Bríd Harper and Maeve Donnelly.There is a strong Scottish connection to the programme this year, as demonstrated in the festival’s opening event, which brings together key figures from the Irish and Scottish singing traditions to take part in an ‘exchange of songs’.A programme highlight, ‘The Song Exchange’ on Thursday 5th February will feature the legendary Cork singer Séamus Begley, along with BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winner Mischa Macpherson, Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde, Griogair Labhruidh, Ríoghnach Connolly, and Derry’s own Kevin Mitchell. Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin has launched the full programme for its annual folk and traditional music festival, Féile Chaoimhín Uí Dhochartaigh.From 5th – 8th February, Derry’s centre of Irish culture and arts will play host to an impressive selection of performances by the best musicians and singers on the traditional music circuit.The festival, which has been named in honour of the late Caoimhín Ó Dochartaigh, one of the city’s best loved musicians, is renowned for its high calibre of performers as well as its many memorable gigs and events over the past three years. Cultúrlann Uí ChanáinFéile Chaoimhín Uí Dhochartaigh The very best in traditional music talent in the North West will be on display for the annual concert to honour the festival’s namesake, ‘Cairde Chaoimhín’. This gathering of Caoimhín’s friends and musicians has become a festival staple, taking place on Friday 6th February at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin.Central to the festival are the masterclasses and workshops, which offer musicians of all ages and ability levels the opportunity to develop their skills, technique and repertoire. One of Ireland’s mostly highly regarded bodhrán maestros, Colm Phelan (Goitse) and renowned singer-guitarist Alan Burke will deliver workshops alongside Brendan Mulholland (flute), Bríd Harper and Maeve Donnelly (fiddles).The festival is also another opportunity for people to sharpen their skills in speaking Irish and Scots Gaelic, with intensive language courses for all levels taking place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th February.The festival atmosphere will extend to the nearby pubs through the session trail featuring many visiting musicians, in association with the Derby Bar and the Grand Central Bar.Full festival programme details and tickets are available now at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, 37 Great James Street, Derry, BT48 7DF (+4428 71 264 132) or online at www.culturlann-doire.ieALL-STAR LINE UP OF MUSICIANS, TEACHERS AND PERFORMERS AT FÉILE CHAOIMHÍN UÍ DHOCHARTAIGH was last modified: January 22nd, 2015 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet
ShareTweet “Yeah you guessed it.“Waterside NPT were out and about today with their pals in the DVLA.“Unfortunately, for a few motorists they ended up in a bit of a fix or should we say clamp down.“The morale of today’s story is no tax, no road use and after a fine and payment off to rejoin the other tax paying motorists!!!” POLICE ADVISE DERRY MOTORISTS: NO ROAD TAX WILL LEAD TO CLAMPING was last modified: May 23rd, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: POLICE are warning motorists that if they fail to tax their cars they will be clamped like this driver.The warning was issued on the PSNI Foyle Facebook page this evening.A spokesperson said: DerryPOLICE ADVISE DERRY MOTORISTS: NO ROAD TAX WILL LEAD TO CLAMPINGPSNI FOYLEWATERSIDE NPT