first_img<a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/1ff8a/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Jetstar has pledged to give its passengers what they paid for and compensate them if it doesn’t.The Qantas offshoot has launched a new 10-point customer charter it claims is the first in the aviation industry in Australasia and southeast Asia.The customer charter Your safety is our highest priority We commit to provide the lowest fares with our ‘Price Beat Guarantee’ Our team are always here to help, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week We’ll let you know your choices if your flight is changed before you travel We’ll keep you updated and provide options if things don’t go to plan on the day You will get what you paid forYou can have confidence in how quickly we will respond to an issue You can have confidence in how quickly we will refund your money We share your passion for protecting our environment We commit to the privacy of your personal information Jetstar has promised that if it breaches the charter and a customer contacts the airline, Jetstar will provide affected customers with travel vouchers valued at $50 to $100 in local currency for each breach.The charter, called the Jetstar Customer Guarantee, applies across Jetstar’s operations in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.Jetstar said the charter would sit alongside the airline’s “Conditions of Carriage” and would not replace standard conditions applying to fares.Jetstar chief executive Bruce Buchanan said,”We want to really break that nexus in consumers’ minds and say we can deliver the lowest fare in the market place and deliver excellent customer service.”But we’re not arrogant enough or not humble enough to say we get everything right.”Mr Buchanan said the guarantee had legal enforceability because “it’s a promise that we make to customers”.Breaches of the charter would be determined by an internal Jetstar “customer care” team.Should there be a dispute over whether there had been a breach, customers had other complaint resolution options open to them.Jetstar would publish the complaints and its response to them.”We’re trying to be very transparent about its … not something that we’re making lip service of,” Mr Buchanan said.The charter would undergo constant review, with input from a panel of customers and staff, and consumer advocacy experts.Jetstar said that under the charter it was committed to acknowledging complaints within 24 hours of receipt, and to responding to complaints and processing refunds within 15 business days.Mr Buchanan said Jetstar staff would not be penalised should there be a breach of the charter. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.Flast_img read more

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first_img in Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing February 6, 2012 450 Views A federal court sentenced three family members to prison Monday for their role in $11 million in mortgage fraud, just as another court upped the sentence for a onetime company executive-turned-hit man currently serving time.[IMAGE]These stories made our mortgage fraud blotter Monday. MReport sourced the stories from the “”Associated Press””:http://www.news-leader.com/article/20120206/NEWS12/302060107/Monett-family-sentenced-11-million-mortgage-fraud and “”Washington Post””:http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/at-least-8-more-years-in-prison-for-ny-mortgage-scammer-who-then-planned-to-get-witness-killed/2012/02/06/gIQA5LtDuQ_story.html.The former news outlet accounted for the story of three family members from Monett, Minnesota, convicted by a federal court for participating in a money-laundering scheme with appraisers, mortgage brokers, Realtors, and investors.Charles Walker, wife Linda, and son Lee Edward received [COLUMN_BREAK]separate sentences, with the former sent to the slammer for 10 years without any possibility of parole, according to the AP.His wife received one year and one day by comparison, the news outlet reports, while their son saw his next 30 months sentenced to federal prison.Two appraisers, five real estate agents, four investors, and three mortgage brokers helped the family rake in roughly $11 million by drafting false mortgage applications, bilking lenders with inflated prices, and sharing the illicit funds among each other, the AP said.The Post meanwhile offered up the story of Aaron Hand, onetime executive of AFG Financial Group, whom a federal judge sentenced to eight to 16 years on top of eight to 25 years he continues to serve for his role in lining up straw buyers to fraudulently exact $100 million in mortgage loans.Hand saw his day in court Monday for attempting to orchestrate a hit on a key witness who turned against him and others at a previous trial concerning his mortgage fraud case, according to the news outlet.The Post quoted Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance as saying that the convict’s “”actions strike at the heart of the justice system.””The onetime company executive had previously pled guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit murder, the news outlet said. Sharecenter_img Fraud,Family, Hit Man Receive Hefty Sentences for Fraud Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Fraud Processing Service Providers 2012-02-06 Ryan Schuettelast_img read more

first_img GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The winners of the 10th international ArtPrize competition are set to be announced during an awards ceremony in western Michigan.This year’s ArtPrize started last month and features the work of artists from around the world at more than 160 venues vying for $500,000 in cash prizes. More than 1,260 artworks are on display. Awards include $200,000 for the public favourite and $200,000 for a winner picked by an expert jury.After an earlier round of voting, the votes of ArtPrize visitors selected 20 finalists to go along with 20 picks from jurors. An awards ceremony takes place Friday night in Grand Rapids before ArtPrize wraps up Sunday.Following this year, organizers plan to hold ArtPrize every other year instead of annually. Winners to be announced at 10th ArtPrize competition by The Associated Press Posted Oct 5, 2018 6:26 am PDT Last Updated Oct 5, 2018 at 7:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

first_img27Mar Michigan House approves direct placement adoption package Categories: News Legislation approved by both the Michigan House and Senate today would ease the burden facing adoptive parents and birth mothers during the adoption process.Rep. Kenneth Kurtz, chair of the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee, is the sponsor of House Bill 4648, which would help ensure that a birth mother won’t lose custody of the child during the adoption process.“Streamlining the adoption process will help make it easier for both the birth mother and the adoptive family while placing more children in positive and caring home environments,” said Kurtz, R-Coldwater.  “By eliminating some of the emotional burdens that all parties experience during the adoption process, we can remove a major hurdle in the effort to provide more loving homes for Michigan children, giving them a better opportunity to have a brighter future.”Other bills in the package include HB 4647, which would eliminate the supervisory period for families adopting an infant 1 year or younger from six months to three months, and HB 4646, which would allow for out-of-court consent at least 72 hours after the birth and in the presence of an adoption attorney and a social worker from a child-placing agency and would limit how long a birth mother could revoke consent to five business days.The bills now go to the governor for his signature.###last_img read more

first_img State Rep. Jason Wentworth of the 97th District has announced he will sponsor June office hours for the residents of Arenac, Gladwin, Clare, and Osceola counties.“I have held office hours every month since taking office,” Rep. Wentworth said. “Listening to people is my top priority, and I encourage everyone to attend and voice their concerns and ideas involving state government.”The office hours schedule is as follows:Monday, June 12:8 to 9:30 a.m. at Wheeler’s Restaurant, located at 111 S. Main St. in Standish ; and12:30 to 2 p.m. at Riverwalk Grill, located at 777 W. Cedar Ave. in Gladwin.Monday, June 26:8 to 9:30 a.m. at JT Bakers, located in 127 W. 4th St. #2 in Clare ; and12:30 to 2 p.m. at The Depot/City Hall, located at 200 S. Main St. in Evart.Residents also may contact Wentworth at his Lansing office at (517) 373-8962 or JasonWentworth@house.mi.gov. 12Jun Rep. Wentworth announces June office hours Categories: Wentworth Newslast_img read more

first_img State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland today introduced a measure creating an Office of Higher Education Ombudsman within the state Legislative Council.The office would have power to review documents from state universities relevant to an investigation into complaints of civil liberties violations, sexual assault, or other unlawful activities.Reilly argued that recent revelations of former Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar sexually assaulting hundreds of young women – and the university’s failure to act on numerous past complaints – shows more oversight is needed.“It is our first duty as the people’s representatives to protect them from crime and ensure that all aspects of state government act in the people’s best interests,” Reilly said. “It is unacceptable that we have such limited oversight over our universities. The people are worried and wondering how many more skeletons might be found in the closets of our campuses.”The Higher Education Ombudsman could initiate an investigation at the request of a lawmaker, or on its own initiative if there are signs pointing to action being necessary. The ombudsman would then report his or her findings to the Legislature.While the Michigan Constitution grants its state universities autonomy from the Legislature in making policy, Reilly pointed to a court ruling that suggested they are not immune from disclosure requirements.“The courts have held that the Legislature may require the universities to send reports to the governor, and this was the only time the requirement they furnish information was tested,” Reilly said. “These schools aren’t the FBI, and their records are not classified.”In addition to Reilly, seven Republicans and five Democrats cosponsored the bill. The measure, House Bill 5554, will be formally read into the record next week. Categories: Reilly News 08Feb Reilly measure to expand oversight of state universitieslast_img read more

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 Shares  life_in_a_pixel / Shutterstock.comJuly 29, 2014; NPR Blogs, “The Two-Way”A federal appeals court has decided in a 2–1 vote that a Mississippi law, H.B. 1390, which would have forced the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the state’s only abortion clinic, to close would pose an “undue burden” on women and thus was unconstitutional. If the clinic had closed, it would have made Mississippi the only state with no abortion facilities.“Pre-viability, a woman has the constitutional right to end her pregnancy by abortion,” Judge E. Grady Jolly wrote in the decision. “Mississippi may not shift its obligation to respect the established constitutional rights of its citizens to another state.” The law, however, would presumably apply if another clinic opened up in Mississippi.The 2012 law, which is very similar to laws passed in other states like Texas and Ohio, required abortion providers to have doctors on staff who had admitting privileges at local hospitals. And indeed the doctors at the Mississippi clinic duly applied for these privileges at seven hospitals, but were turned down. In Texas, a 5th Circuit panel upheld the law in a March decision and the law has halved the number of abortion clinics operating in Texas in that state over the past year.Meanwhile, three protestors who had been blocking the clinic’s entrance were found guilty on Monday—two for obstructing the sidewalk and one for interfering with a lawful business. They have also been barred from contacting the clinic or from using that sidewalk.—Ruth McCambridge ShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 SharesSeptember 11, 2014; Harvard CrimsonMembers of the Harvard University faculty who support divestment from companies tied to the fossil fuel industry released a statement on September 9th addressing the Harvard Corporation and the Harvard Management Company asking for “open dialogue” and an “open and public forum” on the issue. The letter comes as part of a persistent debate at Harvard and other higher education institutions regarding universities’ associations with corporations that use fossil fuels.“We conclude from the overwhelming evidence now available that we must embrace such change, in part by weaning ourselves off fossil fuels as quickly as possible,” said the letter. “The alternative is a future of potentially catastrophic change that will most emphatically not be of our choosing. In the face of this scientific and ethical clarity, the fossil fuel industry pollutes our politics and media with pseudo-scientific disputation and continues to promote business as usual.”Harvard Faculty for Divestment’s website includes this year’s correspondences between the members of the divestment group, Harvard University president Drew G. Faust, and William Lee, Senior Fellow of the Harvard Corporation. As seen on the group’s website, written communication between the faculty and administration began back in April when a letter was circulated and garnered more than 100 signatures by faculty members calling for more sustained and “thoughtful exchange” on the issues of divestment and climate change.The back-and-forth that Harvard faculty has undergone this past year falls well in line with the experiences of college students and faculty around the country passionate about climate change. While Pitzer College and Stanford University in California both agreed to sell their fossil fuel holdings this year, they are in the minority of institutions willing to make that commitment. Indeed, readers may remember some of our past coverage assessing the challenges of divestment and specifically looking at the implications of Stanford’s decision. According to a survey conducted by Inside Higher Ed and Gallup looking at sustainability and debt in universities, only six percent of business officers think institutions should divest from fossil fuels. At the end of August, the Yale Corporation of Yale University voted against divesting.Harvard Faculty for Divestment have asked repeatedly for a meeting between themselves, HMC, and the Harvard Corporation, but one has yet to take place. The group is planning to hold a forum on October 26th, with faculty representatives giving presentations on divestment.—Shafaq HasanShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgShare195TweetShareEmail195 SharesBy Bescherelle (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsJune 21, 2016; BBC and New York TimesIn a landmark conviction by the International Criminal Court, Jean Pierre-Bemba, 53, a former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, was found guilty of two counts of crimes against humanity involving murder and rape and three counts of war crimes involving murder, rape, and pillage in the Central African Republic in 2002–2003. In the end, an international panel of judges sentenced Bemba to 18 years in prison for those crimes. “The Chamber also found that two aggravating circumstances applied to the crime of rape: it was committed (i) against particularly defenseless victims and (ii) with particular cruelty,” said the press release by the ICC. “The Chamber also found that one aggravating circumstance applied to the crime of pillaging, which the majority of the Chamber considered to be the particular cruelty with which the crime was committed.” In 2002, Bemba sent 1,500 militia members to the Central African Republic to subdue a coup against then-president Angé-Felix Patassé. In the course of doing so, Bemba’s militiamen carried out “sadistic” murders and rapes as well as pillaging of “particular cruelty,” as noted by ICC Judge Sylvia Steiner. Bemba’s conviction was the first time the ICC recognized rape as a function and tool of war. While other international courts have convicted defendants for rape as a byproduct of war, Bemba’s conviction was the first time a defendant was prosecuted by the ICC for rape as a war crime. This is likely in part due to the push by victim advocacy groups and human rights nonprofits. According to the New York Times, the militiamen said they were poorly paid and used rape as a way to reward themselves. The rapes were committed against men, women, and children, regardless of their ages, and also included gang rapes. In their summary of the sentence, the judges noted that the large number of rapes and brutality of the attacks received more weight in the sentencing process than the murders, with 18 years for rape and 16 years for murder and pillage, to be served concurrently.It was also the first time a defendant was convicted despite not having been actively involved or present for any of the crimes. According to the judges, given that the militia was under Bemba’s control, Bemba is culpable in his role as a commander of the army. “Mr. Bemba was a person effectively acting as a military commander, who knew that the MLC forces under his effective authority and control were committing or about to commit the crimes charged,” said the press release. Bemba has already served eight years, as he as been imprisoned awaiting trial and sentencing since 2008, and those eight years will be deducted from his sentence. As such, he will only serve another ten years. However, Bemba may be eligible for release in just four years because, according to the New York Times, “It has been customary at international tribunals to deduct one-third of the total sentence.”Yet, advocacy groups are not forgetting the gravity of the decision overall. Nonprofit Human Rights Watch said the sentence gave “a measure of justice.” According to Geraldine Mattioli-Zeltner, HRW’s international justice advocacy director, “Other commanders should take notice that they, too, can be held accountable for rapes and other serious abuses committed by troops under their control.” According to the press release, the issues of victim compensation and where Bemba will serve out the remainder of his sentence still remain in question. The court proceedings include more than 5,000 civilian victims who may be eligible for compensation.—Shafaq HasanShare195TweetShareEmail195 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgBroadcast services provider Media Broadcast will use IBC to highlight broadcast network services for IP-backed live video transmission, an HbbTV portal for hybrid television, satellite platforms for pan-European broadcasting, distribution of digital media through modular media services and international consulting, development and operation of DVB-T2 platforms.The company will showcase its ability to deliver IP-based live video transmission of SD and HD content of up to 1080i at a video data rate of 64Mbps and access bandwidths of up to 1Gbps through its broadcast network services platform (BNS). The service, which is available internationally, offers broadcast connectivity with BNS handover points in Los Angeles, Washington, London and Vienna. Broadcasters, production companies or studios can feed live content through BNS services both in dial-up and fixed-line mode. File transfer of non-live transmissions is also provided by the new MeXS services, which will be offered as a regular feature in the MeXS base version later this year. Media Broadcast will also highlight its planned MeXS premium services allowing the integration of customer-specific workflows.The company will also showcase hybrid delivery based on HbbTV. Its hybrid portal will be offered on all distribution platforms in future starting with DVB-T. Media Broadcast is currently in discussion with content partners present on the internet portals of a number of receiver device manufacturers. Media Broadcast will also highlight its four satellite platforms  – 19.2° East, 13° East, 23.5° East and 9° East – as well as delivery of service o multiple devices and consulting and development for DVB-T2 services, notably in Asia.Media Broadcast will be exhibiting at IBC on Stand 1.B79last_img read more

first_imgDanish cable operator YouSee increased third quarter revenues despite rising content costs and the loss of two housing customers.The operator posted revenues of DKK1.13 million (€150 million), up 6.7% year-on-year. That is despite losing 8,000 housing association customers and being hit by increased content costs due to regulatory defined payments for TV2.The operator added 11,000 basic RGUs during the three months ending September 30 and said a new deal with a housing association would see the addition of 3,000 homes during Q4.last_img

first_imgRussian service provider Akado has added pay TV operator NTV+’s 3D channel to its programming line-up.Akado added NTV+ 3D on Monday as part of its NTV+ package. NTV+ 3D carries a mix of films, documentary, sports, music and animated content.Akado commercial chief Denis Kramarenko said his company had been the first cable operator in Russia to offer 3D services and the addition of NTV+’s 3D service was another step forward in the development of its TV offering.last_img

first_imgNetflix is set to launch in Italy later this year, according to DTVE sister title TBI’s sources, while a local report is claiming a Spanish debut will come around the same time.The streaming service has committed to launching its platform globally within the next two years, and Iberia and Italy look set to make up a new round of debuts.Distribution sources have told TBI of programming discussions coming ahead of an Italian launch in the second half of this year.There have been conflicting reports over Netflix’s plans for the territory, which struggles in some regions from poor broadband infrastructure and is understood to have been a key factor in on-going hold ups.Separately, Spanish financial daily Expansión reported various sources saying Netflix is negotiating with the Hollywood studios and indie distributors of rights ahead of a launch in Q4 of 2015.The paper also reported TV manufacturer LG would begin carrying Netflix in Spain in September – a month one Italian source also pointed to.According to Expansión, Netflix has been forced to bring forward its plans for a launch in Spain because of the progress made by Telefónica’s Movistar TV and OTT service Wuaki.tv. The paper said Netflix had recently conducted a study in Spain to identify the tastes and preferences of local consumers.A Netflix spokesman declined to comment, saying there was nothing to add to the recent announcement of the global roll out.Netflix is already available across Europe in the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg, as well in the US, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America.Netflix has previously played down stories linking it to further European launches this year.In further Netflix news, the company has ordered a drama series from Brad Pitt’s production firm, Plan B Entertainment, and Anonymous Content to launch in 2016.The OA will be a mystery series running to eight parts starring Brit Marling, who will write and produce the project along with Zal Batmangli.Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner exec for Plan B, with Anonymous Content partner Michael Sugar doing the same.last_img read more

first_imgPhilippe DaumanInvestment in big data, new distribution approaches and content and a focus on events will help Viacom “turn the corner” and deliver “a new period of prosperity and growth” according to Philippe Dauman, president and CEO.Speaking to analysts after reporting less than stellar fourth quarter and full year financials, Dauman cautioned that progress would  “require a focus on the long-term health and vitality” of the business.Dauman highlighted Viacom’s investment in Vantage, its big data engine to deliver targeted advertising, and Viacom Play Plex, the set of branded mobile apps it launched internationally in October, as examples of the kind of innovation that would deliver value. He said that Viacom aimed to triple the number of clients using Vantage ahead of its 2016 upfront.Answering analyst questions, Dauman said that Play Plex would “open up multiplatform revenue in different parts of the world”.Viacom reported that its Nick App had passed the milestone of 20 million downloads across iOS, Android, Xbox and Roku, while its Nick Jr App has passed two million downloads. Overall, Viacom’s digital video views increased by 340% over the year.Dauman said that Viacom could look to subscription video-on-demand rather than traditional distribution to secure growth in China. He said that China was “a potentially significant growth market” but one which was “somewhat limited in the traditional distribution of television”.Dauman said that Viacom would also invest in more short-form “and even longer form content” for new platforms, with the creation of a new mobile video production capability in Los Angeles and New York, “as well as internationally”.Solid growth in domestic and international channel distribution fees failed to offset a poor domestic advertising business, a decline in the performance of the movies business and the impact of a strong dollar for Viacom in its fourth financial quarter, with revenues dropping 5% to US$3.79 billion (€3.52 billion).Excluding a negative 3% impact of foreign exchange movements, the channels business grew by 5% to US$2.79 billion, with international advertising performing better than the domestic ad business. The film business’s revenues dropped 24% in the quarter to US$1.025 billion, and was down23% for the full year, thanks to the strong performance last year of Transformers: Age of Extinction.Revenue for the full year amounted to US$13.268 billion, down 4%, and adjusted operating income fell by 5% to US$3.92 billion.Dauman said Viacom’s predominantly youth-focused brands had been hit early by the wave of disruption in the audiovisual media business, but that there signs of progress were emerging. Citing research that showed millennials were spending more time consuming media than sleeping, Dauman quipped that “apparently, media executives aren’t the only ones losing sleep in this modern world”.last_img read more

first_imgTelefónica is to spin off its infrastructure arm under a new name – Telxius – under Alberto Horcajo as CEO.According to Telefónica, the creation of the new company will enable it to build an infrastructure unit with global scale that can expand the range of services it provides to other operators. It said it would also be able to improve the return on capital invested and allow Telxius to grow more easily, including through acquisitions.The infrastructure assets which will initially be brought together in Telxius will include approximately 15,000 Telefónica telecommunication towers in Spain and other countries, as well as the Telefónica Group´s international network of 31,000km of submarine fibre optic cable, including SAM-1, a submarine cable that connects the United States with Central and South America.The infrastructure assets which will initially be brought together in Telxius will include approximately 15,000 Telefónica telecommunication towers in Spain and other countries, as well as the Telefónica Group´s international network of 31,000km of submarine fibre optic cable, including SAM-1, a submarine cable that connects the US with Central and South America.Over the coming months, a number of newly created companies will be gradually integrated into Telxius, according to Telefónica.last_img read more

first_imgJonathan PogrundContent security and middleware technology provider Viaccess-Orca’s EMEA director of sales Jonathan Pogrund will use his presence at ANGA COM to highlight Viaccess-Orca’s ability to support cloud-based delivery of TV Everywhere.Pogrund will participate in a technology panel to explain how a cloud platform as a service (PaaS) approach helps pay TV operators and content providers stay competitive in today’s evolving industry by enabling them to launch new services and business models for a wide range of end-devices with speed and cost efficiency, according to Viaccess-Orca.The technology panel will be moderated by Guy Bisson, Research Director at Ampere Analysis and will take place in Room B on Thursday June 9 at 14:45.During the session, Pogrund will provide an overview of the lessons learned using cloud for TV Everywhere services, based on the launch of Viaccess-Orca’s new Voyage – TV Everywhere as a Service (TVaaS). The session will explore the benefits, challenges, and approaches of relying on the cloud for OTT multiscreen delivery, highlighting monetisation opportunities and operational efficiencies that can be achieved with a cloud-based TV PaaS, according to the company. An outline of a simplified operational workflow that allows operators to manage, publish, personalise, and monetise content securely on multiple devices will also be provided.last_img read more

first_imgBT has launched a new-look BT TV app for smartphones and tablets.The new app is available to all BT TV customers at no extra cost, and enables viewing of live channels and on-demand programmes to which they subscribe.The app enables functionality such as allowing viewers to pick up a programme at the point they stopped viewing on the BT TV Player on their set-top box. It also enables them to record programmes remote and save programmes into favourites to watch later on the set-top.BT rolled out the new generation of its YouView user interface in February with a set-top update. The new YouView included a new main menu, a faster full-screen guide and quickly access to media palyers and apps. The platform was rebuilt around HTML5, which the company said would open the way to more new feature sin the future.last_img read more

first_imgArris has launched a cloud-based analytics and reporting tool designed to give service providers real-time information about their public WiFi offerings.Arris Wireless Intelligence is designed to let management, operations and marketing staff visualise their deployed WiFi network and understand the use of access points, the type of devices used, data consumption and session duration. “Consumer demand for bandwidth is becoming both insatiable and ubiquitous, so the ability to provide a fast, seamless WiFi experience outside of the home, throughout a service provider’s community, is becoming the next big opportunity and challenge,” said Dan Whalen, president, network and cloud, Arris.“Arris Wireless Intelligence is essential for service providers to begin integrating data management into their WiFi solutions. By offering easily accessible data on a range of important variables, our innovative solutions give our customers the information they need to make key decisions around WiFi deployment and utilisation.”last_img read more

first_imgEnglish-language Turkish news service, TRT World, has launched on UK subscription-free satellite TV platform, Freesat.The channel is available from today in standard and high definition on channel number 215, joining Freesat’s ‘News and Sport’ section.“We’re very pleased to be the first free-to-air platform to offer TRT World to UK viewers,” said Alistair Thom, managing director of Freesat.“In coming to Freesat, TRT World joins the likes of CNN and Al-Jazeera in providing our viewers with an international perspective on news and current affairs from both home and abroad.”Murat Akguc, managing director at TRT World said: “TRT World is strengthening its worldwide position as a global news organisation and this deal will enable us to reach out to UK homes to provide an alternative viewpoint on world events, challenging perceived narratives and providing a much-needed perspective on news.”TRT World is the international face of Turkish Radio and Television Corporation. It had been broadcasting in the English language since 2015 to communicate a Turkish perspective on current affairs to a global audience.last_img read more