A former MLA was on Wednesday found dead under mysterious circumstances in his house in Bulandshahr, the police said.Haji Aleem Khan, a Bahujan Samaj Party leader, was found dead in his room, with a pistol lying next to his body, said Bulandshahr Superintendent of Police (City) Pravin Ranjan Singh.According to preliminary information, the former legislator had returned home late on Tuesday night and did not open his door till 10 a.m. the next day.”People knocked on the door and even dialled his cell phone to wake him up. When he didn’t answer the calls, a child was sent inside the room through a ladder after a grill was opened,” Mr. Singh said. It is not clear if he was shot, the police said.Khan’s body has been sent for post-mortem examination.
August 23, 2006 We last reported on July 12. on interior construction in the lightscoop apartment of Unit 10 in the East Crescent Complex. Tilework in the bathroom had progressed to installation of very small tiles in the shower pan. The pattern for shower walls are layed out here. [Photo & text: sa] As tilework progresses in the shower, a larger set of tiles are layed in the main room. Closet doors are ready to be installed. [Photo & text: sa] Tilework on the floor of the main room is finished. This report will continue on 8/25 with more on tile installation in the bathroom. [Photo & text: sa]
Jean-Michel HégésippeFrench cable operator Numericable has named Jean-Michel Hégésippe to its administrative council, replacing Marco de Benedetti, who has resigned. The change follows the shareholders agreement between Altice, Cinven and Carlyle struck ahead of Numericable’s IPO, which saw Altice take an additional 5% stake from both Carlyle and Cinven, raising its stake to 40%.Hégésippe is the founder and CEO of Outremer Telecom, an alternative telco offering services in Guadeloupe, Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte and Reunion that was acquired by Altice last year.
European culture and lifestyle channel, Eurochannel, is now available in the United Arab Emirates through local operator du.Eurochannel is available on du’s English Basic and French Basic packages on channel number 1408.“Eurochannel continues its vast expansion across international borders thanks to the launch of our channel in the Middle East,” said Eurochannel CEO, Gustavo Vainstein.With the launch, Eurochannel claims that its station is now available in 22 million households in 10 languages, offering Eropean movies and TV series.Separately, du announced today that it has entered into long-term partnership with Ericsson, which will manage and operate du’s IT infrastructure.
Access network providers are beginning to market CDN services to content providers as well as setting them up to deliver their own content offerings. Simon Trudelle, senior product marketing manager, Nagra, discusses the key on-net CDN business models and the question of how long it will be until most video goes OTT on CDN.What is the best way for cable and telco operators to get into this market? How can they make revenue from this market – indeed is anyone doing so?With more and more subscribers expecting TV everywhere and TV anytime access on multiple screens, most of which are native IP, service providers have had no choice but to at least partly rely on CDN-based video delivery. In doing so, they can deploy their own CDN infrastructure on their network, or deploy a form of “CDN in the cloud” (usually based on regional peering agreements with other ISPs), or rely on the cloud-based infrastructure of commercial CDN vendors.The benefits of adding OTT TV delivery to the mix are significant in terms of general user features (mainly TV anytime, anywhere on any device) and opportunities for providing new interactive services to consumers. These benefits alone have significant churn avoidance potential and therefore present a convincing argument for service providers to at least complement their existing delivery infrastructure with OTT technology.The concrete opportunities for a service provider slightly vary depending on the starting point of the operator:– Broadcast service providers have a specific opportunity in that a relatively low investment threshold will allow them to significantly enrich their existing DTH or DTT bouquets which are inherently efficient for high viewership channels, with the implied flexibility and multi-device reach of OTT.– Telcos can gradually take the opportunity to unify their existing IPTV offer across multiple screens by consolidating onto a single OTT based delivery paradigm, even on their own network. In that sense, CDN distribution with adaptive bitrate streaming is in fact becoming “the better IPTV” in the context of which services like catch-up become straightforward side effects of the delivery paradigm.– Cable operators have the additional flexibility to have both DOCSIS and DVB delivery mechanisms on the same conduit, allowing them to gradually shift more of the TV distribution on the DOCSIS part to eventually end up with an all-IP distribution. Since the multicast gain is very limited or even non-existing for a significant portion of the channel bouquet in a cable topology (cf. the next-gen cable paper we recently did with Farncombe), we also think this IP delivery over cable will rather benefit from CDN technology than from traditional multicast IPTV.For content suppliers, congested broadband networks may, however, just turn viewers off and negatively impact their revenues. It then becomes key for content suppliers to set agreements with cable and telco service providers to ensure sufficient quality of service and experience for OTT content.While the CDN business has been an inherently cost-driven, commoditized service until now, the sharp increase in demand from pay TV subscribers for on-demand delivery of premium TV content defines higher expectations that, when fulfilled, can be monetised by service providers.This presents an interesting opportunity for cable and telco operators who will de facto be deploying on-net CDN technology for their own TV services and who can now indeed offer the underlying infrastructure as such to other players in the value chain and they can do this in different flavours, ranging from just the CDN service up to an entire ready-to-roll white labeled cloud-based TV service.What added value services can on-network CDN providers bring to content suppliers?As the audience for on-demand premium TV increases, Service Providers are asked by content providers to provide superior content protection and seamless content delivery across an increasingly large number of OTT devices. In this complex environment, with multiple DRMs and adaptive bitrate streaming technologies to use, managing content delivery and ensuring a superior Quality of Experience is a technical and operational challenge that commands a price. Using a multiscreen delivery software solution like Nagra MediaLive or a ready-to-roll white labeled cloud delivery service as provided by NAGRA with its partner Abertis Telecom can help satisfy the most demanding needs of content suppliers and ensure better margins for service providers.What is Nagra’s forecast for a tipping point at which CDNs will become cheap enough to migrate broadcast content into an OTT environment?Nagra has conducted research showing that the continuous decrease in CDN and general IP bandwidth costs (due to continuous technology enhancements in silicon, storage and overall transmission capacity) enables an economically viable OTT delivery of certain channels of a bouquet along with content that is inherently unicast like catch-up and on-demand.However, as high speed broadband networks are not expected to reach every household in the foreseeable future, even in developed countries, service providers looking to reach the largest number of consumers will still be better off using hybrid delivery networks.A clever mix of OTT and broadcast solutions will be the prevailing recipe for service providers to improve the overall viewer experience while reducing their content delivery costs.Nagra MediaLive makes that vision a reality for service providers with its hybrid multiscreen solutions that leverage the benefits of both broadcast and broadband OTT TV delivery across multiple devices.
DerryEoin CoyleERIN HUTCHEONNorth West Regional CollegeNWRC’s Eoin Coyle is now crunching data instead of biscuits after losing 14 stone Everything changed six years ago when Eoin decided that finally enough was enough.He said: “The cliché ‘new year, new me’ actually did apply to me. I spent months reading up on food and nutrition, and I started to understand what the body needs. “The body is like a car and you need to put the right fuel into it, or it will break down.”Eoin Coyle, pictured before his amazing 14 stone weightloss.In just 16 months Eoin had lost an incredible 14 stone – half his entire body weight. He went on to train for a half marathon losing a further two stone, but in order to remain a healthy weight regained two stone and has maintained this since.Eoin continued: “I was really lucky because I managed to escape serious illness as a result of my weight. “I was consuming in excess of 3-4,000 calories a day, but I wasn’t showing any signs of diabetes or damage to my heart.”The 30 year-old has now completely transformed his life.He said: “I’ve learned that everything is about variety, balance and moderation. The secret is to make sure your body now has everything it needs to make it healthy.“I’ve learned a lot about nutrition and healthy eating while I’ve been on this journey so I was delighted for the college to ask me to host a session on nutrition and exercise.“I want to get the message across that fad diets which say certain foods are bad for us are wrong. WE all need to make sure we have Carbohydrates, Protein and Fats in our diet, I feel at my best when I am eating all three.“These days Eoin, who is getting married to Erin Havlin next year, has a strict regime to maintain his body at his ideal weight, beginning every morning with a 5 a.m. gym session and consuming a minimum of four litres of water a day. Eoin continues to track his food and nutrition daily to ensure he is meeting his goals and that his nutrition is what his body needs.And to anyone who is thinking about losing weight, Eoin has some simple advice:“There’s no time like the present, don’t say you’re going to start tomorrow. Some simple changes can put you on the road to a healthier mind and body. I’ve never looked back.“Since I began my journey I have experienced some life changing experiences. I have completed the Waterside Half Marathon on two occasions, showcased my story on a stage in Belfast and challenged myself to goals I would have been told were never possible. The journey has helped me not just in my health, I have applied the discipline to all aspects of my life. “Kate Duffy, Director of Human Resources and Learner Services at NWRC said: “I’d like to thank Eoin for the contribution he has made relating his journey to other members of staff as part of Health and Well Being programme which operates across all of our campuses in Derry~Londonderry, Strabane and Limavady.“NWRC is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of all staff and we will continue to explore innovative andcreative ways to improve their health and wellbeing.”Eoin will one of the many walkers and runners taking part in North West Regional College’s 5k Rescue Run in aid of Foyle Search and Rescue on April 4.You can register for the event at https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/NWRC5RiverKRescueRunandWalk?fbclid=IwAR0PpjZyPxZQVPCMVCEaZ-AiezruNYXaWKYRd4Q_bAXNkS5mQZmQrKfv5NEOnline registration closes on April 2, however you can register on the night at the Foyle Building of NWRC from 5.30 – 6.45p.m. NWRC’s Eoin Coyle is now crunching data instead of biscuits after losing 14 stone was last modified: March 28th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: Eon Coyle halved his weight from 28 to 14 stoneA NORTH West Regional College (NWRC) employee who shed an astonishing 14 stone, has been using his experience to help his colleagues as part of the college’s Health and Wellbeing programme. Eoin Coyle, who joined the College as Compliance Officer in October 2018, halved his entire body weight, going from 28 to 14 stone, by thoroughly researching the science of nutrition, and finding an exercise programme that fitted his lifestyle. ShareTweet And recently he shared the knowledge he’s found on nutrition and exercise by hosting a series of workshops in the college, as part of NWRC’s wellbeing programme, which runs various events throughout the year including Running Clubs, Fitness Boot Camps and routine Health Checks for staff.Eoin explained: “By the time I was 19, I had hit 24 stone. I had a poor understanding of what I should and shouldn’t eat. I did no exercise and I had no energy. Every day I slept in until 1 p.m. I was caught in a trap and at my heaviest weighed over 28 stone.“I was unable to buy my clothes in the conventional clothes shops, I often had to travel to Belfast to tall and large man shops to get my size. At my heaviest I was wearing XXXL tops and 46 inch waist jeans.“I would only let my photograph be taken if I was sitting down and would have avoided it as much as I could.”