March 8, 2017More about the concrete work on a new countertop for the bathroom in East Housing. Tomiaki checks the surface for any imperfections. Here are Randall, Ron Chandler and Tomiaki.[photos by Sue Kirsch]You can see previous reports with the following links:The countertop is layed out in back of the Lab building. Woodshop manager Randall Schultz explains how the finishing will proceed.The countertop is now in the paint studio where Randall sanded the surface and used a filler for any holes.A closer look of the surface.The last step will be to stain and seal the surface. We will report when the work is complete.
Swedish broadcaster TV4 has made its first talent sign up for Talengnätverk – Talent Network – the starting point for its new MCN initiative.The broadcaster has signed up local music and comedy outfit De Vet Du as part of an initiative to bring Sweden’s top content creators on digital platforms together under the TV4 umbrella and offer advertisers a way of targeting a younger audience.TV4 Group head of business development described the creation of the Talent Network as a “natural step” that fitted with the advertising business’s need for new creative solutions to talk to younger audiences.
Matthias KurthCable Europe has said that new telecoms competition rules are not justified or proportionate, after the European Parliament adopted amendments to the Electronic Communications Code.The industry body – which represents broadband cable TV operators – commended the Industry and Research and Energy Committee (ITRE)’s work to date, but warned against introducing “legal uncertainties” that could affect companies investing in gigaspeed networks.“The ITRE Committee has made a remarkable effort on this complex piece of legislation. However, competition rules applying to joint dominance need to be strictly aligned with European Union case law,” said Cable Europe executive chairman, Matthias Kurth.“The introduction of additional competition rules which are specific to the telecommunications sector simply isn’t justified and is not proportionate, specifically when you consider the wider competitive landscape and the presence of over-the-top players.”The comments came after the ITRE Committee adopted a number of amendments in a vote on the long-debated report on a European Electronic Communications Code.The European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA) – a body that promotes market liberalisation and competition – welcomed the “overall pro-competitive compromise reached between the different political groups”, but said that the future of competition “remains a major concern in the ongoing reform”.“Only a fully pro-competitive framework will release the full innovation and investment potential of Europe and deliver benefits for end-users,” said ECTA executive director, Luc Hindryckx.