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.
Categories: Alexander News State Rep. Julie Alexander today introduced legislation requiring state departments to notify the Legislature and governor when a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request is not fulfilled within 15 days of the initial request.“The goal is to allow the Legislature to better execute its oversight responsibility and take a pulse of the state government’s responsiveness to FOIA requests,” said Alexander of Hanover. “Even if they are just seeking information from a department, we need to ensure our taxpayers are receiving all of the information they request in a timely manner. Creating ways to continue holding state agencies and departments accountable is one way of making sure this happens.”Under Alexander’s plan, the governor, speaker of the House, Senate and House majority and minority leaders, appropriation chairs as well as the oversight committee chairs, must be notified once the 15-day period has expired. The measure to increase transparency comes during Sunshine Week, which celebrates the importance of open government and freedom of information.House Bill 5713 now moves to the House Oversight Committee for consideration. 13Mar Rep. Alexander introduces measure strengthening Legislature’s oversight of FOIA requests
Ukrainian cable operator Volia has added 1+1 Media-owned sports and news channel Unian TV to its programming line-up.The addition of the male-focused channel will enable Volia subscribers to view content including Champions League and Europa League football matches as well as 1+1’s TSN news service.Volia is including Unian TV in its Start and Ukraine World packages.
Jaap PostmaDanish telco TDC has named Jaap Postma as senior executive vice-president of cable operator arm YouSee and a member of TDC’s executive committee.Postma is currently senior executive vice-president of the consumer division at Dutch operator KPN and has also held positions as VP of consumer producdts and VP of carrier services and regulation at the telco.He will take up his new role at YouSee on May 10. René Brøchner will continue as acting head of YouSee and a member of the group’s corporate management team until that date, and will stay on for a transitional period until December 31 at the latest.
Hans VestbergEricsson is reportedly seeking a replacement for CEO Hans Vestberg, after the firm failed to meet market expectations and reported a drop in sales and profits.According to a report in Swedish financial paper, Dagens Industri, Ericsson’s main owners and investors agree there should be a change at the top and that a new chief exec should be installed as soon as a replacement can be found.The report came after Ericsson yesterday reported second quarter earnings that saw sales drop 11% year-on-year to SEK54.1 billion and net income fall 26% to SEK1.6 billion.Operating income was down 22% to SEK2.8 billion, missing a Reuters analyst average forecast of SEK3.0 billion.Commenting on the results yesterday, Vestberg said that negative industry trends from the first quarter had “intensified”, impacting demand for mobile broadband, especially in markets with a weak macro-economic environment.“We are delivering on ongoing cost reduction activities. However, in light of market development, management has, with the support of the board of directors, initiated significant actions to further reduce cost.”Ericsson said that mobile broadband sales continued to decline and that the completion of European mobile broadband projects in 2015 continued to have a negative effect on sales growth year-on-year.Network sales in North America were stable, while the move from 3G to 4G contributed to “solid sales growth” in South East Asia and Oceania. Ericsson said that sales increased in TV and Media, driven by its compression business.Vestberg said that going forwards, in relation to media, Ericsson would be “more sensitive” about which markets it would invest in.
UPGRADE FOR DERRY CITY CENTRE CCTV SYSTEM TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE AND DETECT CRIME was last modified: August 2nd, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: Alex Curry, a door supervisor of 15 years in the city centre believes the upgrade would be a great opportunity to introduce a new system.“Derry needs a functional pub watch scheme where all city centre pubs are linked via radio to the CCTV control room who store images and footage of people who have been involved in drug use, dealing or violence,” said Alex on Facebook“Pubs should also have access to a database of images from previous incidents on individual pub bans of unsavoury elements connecting everyone under the one ideology of a safer night time economy.“Every other large city has one. Why not Derry?” ShareTweet THERE are plans for a major upgrade in the CCTV security system in Derry City Centre.City Centre manager Jim Roddy says the upgrade would help protect and keep people safe.He added that new hi-tech system will also be able to detect crime and alert police to any ongoing situations. The emergency agencies including some homeless charities are now working together in the 24/7 operation.It will also be invaluable in helping to save lives of those vulnerable adolescents and adults who contemplate ending their own lives.Pat Carlin from Foyle Search and Rescue – which patrols the Foyle wateways – says it will be an invaluable resource along the riverfront and bridges.But some don’t think the new system goes far enough. ALEX CURRYfoyle search and rescueJIM RODDYPAT CARLINUPGRADE FOR DERRY CITY CENTRE CCTV SYSTEM TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE AND DETECT CRIME