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State Rep. Aric Nesbitt is encouraging local residents to take advantage of the magnificent natural resources in Southwest Michigan during free fishing weekend Feb. 14 and 15.Nesbitt, R-Lawton, said the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will waive all fishing license fees during the weekend so residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on lakes and rivers throughout Michigan.“There are so many great opportunities for anglers in this area, including Maple Lake, Eagle Lake, Christie Lake and of course Lake Michigan, which all offer potential to catch any of Michigan’s many prize species of game fish,” Nesbitt said. “This is a fantastic opportunity for ice fishermen and women to take their families, friends and neighbors out on the water to create lifelong memories.”All fishing regulations still apply during the free fishing weekend, such as limits on size and quantity of species caught. 06Feb Nesbitt invites residents to get outdoors during free fishing weekend Categories: News
10Aug LaSata announces grant to fight blight State Rep. Kim LaSata announced this week that Berrien County will receive funding for residential and commercial blight elimination projects. The Berrien County Land Bank Authority has been awarded $102,000 to tear down 25 blighted, tax-foreclosed properties in Benton Harbor, Benton Charter Township, and Buchanan. The funding was awarded through the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, following a competitive application process.“Our economy is rebounding strongly, but there is still much work to be done,” LaSata said. “This is an excellent example of how tax dollars can be used at the local level to improve the quality of life in a small community.” Categories: LaSata News
France based over-the-top video technology provider Httv has chosen Nokia’s Qt UI and application framework to offer advanced UI features on its httvBOX set-top box solution.According to Httv, Qt enables the deployment of httvBOX on various chipsets without additional development.“We are very enthusiastic about Nokia’s Qt technology and the results we achieved with our own turnkey STB solution. Qt is a very efficient development framework shortening the crucial time-to-market factor. We now intend to build a strong and lasting partnership with Nokia”, said Philippe Tommasi, Httv’s sales director for EMEA and Latin America: “Indeed, the cross-platform code of Qt and its intuitive approach leverages Httv’s responsiveness to clients’ requirements.”The httvBOX will be on show at the Nokia Qt stand at the CES show.
Phillip LuffFood Network has launched on UPC Romania, thanks to a recent deal between the channel’s owner Scripps Networks UK and EMEA and Liberty Global.Food Network is now available on channel 59 as part of UPC Romania’s ‘Maxim’ package, with the channel to air new series such as Trisha’s Southern Kitchen and Australian Food Adventures.“As Scripps Networks UK and EMEA continues to expand its international reach, we are pleased that UPC Romania now carries our full portfolio, providing viewers the choice of a wide range of world class lifestyle content to choose from,” said Phillip Luff, Managing Director, Scripps Networks UK & EMEA.“Romania is now one of 130 countries across the region receiving all Scripps Networks channels, with more to come.”The deal follows the recent launch of Food Network and Food Network HD on direct-to-home satellite platform Telekom Romania.
Satellite operator Spacecom has lost “all communications and signals” from its Amos-5 satellite at the 17°E orbital position, it announced over the weekend.The company said that the failure happened on Saturday and that it was working to re-establish communication with the satellite, but that it did not have further information about the cause of the “anomaly”.“Spacecom is working around the clock, doing the utmost to speed service recovery for its customers. Our service teams are looking for solutions for our customers to enable their broadcast signals and data communications streams to continue with minimal interruption,” said Spacecom CEO and president, David Pollack.Launched in 2011, the Amos-5 satellite offers direct-to-home TV, VSAT communications and broadband and other services to Africa.The satellite features a fixed pan-African C-band beam and three steerable Ku-band beams — all covering Africa with connectivity to Europe and the Middle East.
Linear TV viewing figures may be on the decline, but overall numbers are on the rise – and young people are to thank. This is according to a new study from The National Research Group commissioned by Snap Inc. The report outlines the evolution of video, trends in mobile content, and the role of Snapchat (the social messaging app owned by Snap Inc.) in entertaining today’s young consumers.The UK Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB), had observed in 2018 traditional linear TV viewing among UK citizens of all ages is on the decline, with the sharpest decrease among Gen Z and Millennials. These groups spend 34% less time with traditional TV than they did in 2012, and approximately 15% less time since last year.However, the new report points out that a holistic analysis which includes streaming and time-shifted TV shows that content consumption is growing. BARB predicts that the UK will reach new heights in terms of viewing minutes per day by 2022, with viewing spread across a wide variety of devices and platforms.As far as that highly-coveted age bracket goes, the report found that young people are watching more mobile video than ever before. It states that 33% of every hour spent online is dedicated to video.This spells good news for online video creators, with young people increasingly focusing on premium short-form content. Nearly two thirds of Gen Zs and Millennials watch premium mobile short-form content (described as videos of fewer than 10 minutes) weekly, and about 40% watch daily. The report concludes that, on average, two in five people on Snapchat watch Discover feed content every day. Snap Inc. has historically had issues making money, with Q1 2019 revenue sitting at $390 million. That was a record quarter for the company that lost its heads of finance, sales, chief strategy officer, president of hardware, and CFO in the past year – but the company still has failed to turn a profit. Snap will hope that a greater focus on mobile video viewing habits will trend towards greater success going forward.