February 7, 2014This continues our report about a winter project for our construction and groundskeeping crew and volunteers, the renovation of the East Foundry Apartment access and surrounding landscape [see posts from 12/16, 12/18, 12/20, 12/23, 12/27, 12/30/2013 and from 1/3 to 1/20/2014, and 2/5/2014]. As the fence is installed by Ron and Isaac, the construction team continues on the path the the east entrance, here with a form for a new stair case[photos and text by Sue Kirsch]The path leading to the staircase has to be widened.The form and reinforcement steel are in place.In our next report we will see photos of the concrete pour.
A higher proportion of people watch over-the-top video on their home TV sets in Poland than in five other major European markets and the US, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.The research found that 81% of adult internet users polled in Poland said they watch streamed video on their TV sets, compared to 79% in the UK, and 74% in both Sweden and Germany.The proportion in the US was slightly lower at 73% followed by Italy at 72%, while France trailed with 69% of web-connected adults watching OTT video on their TVs.In terms of the device used for viewing streamed video on the TV, 56% of internet households in Poland connect a PC to the TV – higher than in any other European market included in the research.PC-to-TV connections were found to be the top method of watching streamed content on TV sets in Poland, Sweden, Italy, France and Germany, with more internet households watching this way than via smart TVs, games consoles or streaming media players.The UK market was different, with smart TVs the top way for accessing streamed content on the big screen. Some 32% of UK internet homes watched video direct via smart TVs, 29% did so via PC connection, while games consoles and streaming players were each used in 20% of UK internet homes to watch streamed content.“The vast majority of internet households view online video on their in-home TVs. Yet the devices consumers prefer to use to deliver online video content to the TV varies substantially in Europe and the US,” according to the research.“In 2017, US internet households are equally likely to be using a smart TV, Blu-ray player, streaming media player (SMP) or a pay TV set-top box (STB) to watch online video on the TV. Over the past two years, the data shows substantial growth in the use of smart TVs, Blu-ray players and SMPs.”The S&P study also noted that an important difference between US and European internet homes is that “the US averages between two and three TVs per household, whereas few households in Europe have more than one TV.”
“Please call police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 68 of 14/6/17.“Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.” Local police commander Chief Inspector Paul McCracken said: “Police enquiries are ongoing but as our priority is keeping people safe, we would ask that anyone who knows anything about this incident to get in touch with us.“I would ask everyone to be vigilant.“If anyone finds anything suspicious, under no circumstances should they touch it, they should phone police immediately. THE PSNI in Derry are urging the public to be vigilant after receiving reports of a ‘loud bang’ in the early hours of this morning.Reports to police residents the noise in Lapwing Way area of the Waterside just after 1am this morning. ShareTweet POLICE WARN PUBLIC TO TAKE CARE AFTER ‘LOUD BANG’ HEARD IN WATERSIDE was last modified: June 14th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: CHIEF INSPECTOR PAUL MCCRACKENDerryLAPWING WAYPOLICE WARN PUBLIC TO TAKE CARE AFTER ‘LOUD BANG’ HEARD IN WATERSIDEWaterside