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Readers write
September 12, 2014
Levenson's email had no racist intent In response to "Hawks owner out over racist email" (News, Sept. 8), Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson was basically stating that the team's marketing is not doing enough to attract whites, in plain simple English, and here's why. There is nothing racist about that, if true. So why should Levenson sell the team if he was making an honest assessment in this case? These are not Donald Sterling-type comments, and should not be treated as such.

Clark to extend waterline to Greene car dealership; Commissioners hope line will boost development locally.
September 12, 2014
The Clark County Utilities Department plans to extend a waterline to a new Subaru dealership in Bath Twp. in Greene County. After 10 months of negotiations, officials are close to finalizing an agreement to extend the waterline from Black Lane to Dayton-Springfield Road, where Wagner Subaru built a new 14,500-square-foot dealership. The extension consists of constructing approximately 700 feet of 8-inch water main and has an estimated construction cost of $52,820, which will be paid for by the dealership, Utilities Director Chuck Bauer said.

Bentwood residents concern
September 11, 2014
DURHAM ? While Miriam Velasco takes classes to get a master's degree at N.C. State University, she's living with two siblings at the Bentwood condominium complex at 322 Junction Road. But she's worried her water may be cut off soon, and it's out of her control. The homeowners' association of Bentwood has not been paying the bills for water, she said, because there aren't enough residents in the complex from whom to collect fees.

High-tech survey exposes Stonehenge
September 11, 2014
LONDON - There is more to Stonehenge than meets a visitor's eye. Researchers have produced digital maps of what's beneath the World Heritage Site, using ground-penetrating radar, high-resolution magnetometers and other techniques to peer deep into the soil beneath the famous stone circle.

STMicroelectronics to offer Reference Implementation of Frog by Wyplay Middleware for All Its ARM; R Set-Top-Box SoCs.
September 11, 2014
  Marseille, France; Geneva, Switzerland - (PRWEB) September 11, 2014           Wyplay, creator of software solutions for leading pay-TV operators, and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced the availability of "Bull Frog" middleware, the Frog by Wyplay Set-top-Box middleware version 2.0 on ST's Cannes and Monaco families of ARM(R) System-on-Chip products. The Companies also disclosed their plan for an extension spanning the full ARM/HEVC product range from Liege2 (STiH301) to the latest UHDp60 family members STiH314/318/414/418.

â(EURO)(TM)s Hybrid TVOS for DVB-T2 in Senegal
September 10, 2014
Excaf Telecom Group, the DTT operator in charge of the analogue switch-off in Senegal, has signed a contract with HTTV for the deployment of up to one million STBs.

Play the Difference with Wyplay at IBC 2014.
September 10, 2014
  Marseille, France (PRWEB) September 10, 2014           At the eve of the IBC 2014 show, Wyplay, creator of software solutions for leading pay-TV operators, reflects on one year of progress since the announcement of its Frog initiative and highlights the key themes it will showcase on the exhibition's floor at the RAI Amsterdam (Hall 5.A11).           "From the viewers' point of view, we are witnessing major changes in the TV industry landscape with the rise of new ways of consuming media and entertainment on new connected devices through increasingly diverse and competing service offerings. Unfortunately, a lot of operators are locked-in with proprietary solutions to address these growing challenges." says Wyplay CEO Jacques Bourgninaud. He adds: "In this context, the leaders of tomorrow will have opted for boldness and freedom. This is what Wyplay brings to the table with our remarkable track record with operators. Thanks to Frog, our open source initiative opened to all actors of the industry, Wyplay is now on a growth trajectory to become the market standard for convergent TV middleware solutions."     Highlights of Wyplay's showcase at IBC 2014 include:

TRENDS & INNOVATIONS
September 10, 2014
** A new smartphone case is light, thin and 3 times harder than steel, according to Yale Univ. researcher Jan Schroers, who developed the technology for the prototype cases. It's based on a new type of material called bulk metallic glasses, or BMGs, shaped while in a supercooled liquid state. Schroers hopes to bring the smartphone cases to market.

AROUND THE REGION
August 28, 2014
Do you have something to share about your community outside Jacksonville? Send news-related tips to aroundtheregion@jacksonville.com or call (904) 359-4513. 1 AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM BROWN BAG LUNCH The next Brown Bag Lunch at the Amelia Island Museum of History presents "The Eight Flags of Amelia Island - Probably Not the Eight You Think" at noon Wednesday at the museum, 233 South 3rd St. Speaker Tom Raymond will present facts and the art and science of the region's banners posted over the island over the years at the free program. Information: www. ameliamuseum.org. 2 FERNANDINA BEACH

Ponte Vedrawater meters will be replaced; St. Johns County's utility department will change out about 10,000
August 27, 2014
St. Johns County's utility department will replace about 10,000 water meters in Ponte Vedra Beach beginning in September.


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