The event is hosted by Highway 69 Chamber of Commerce.FEATURED BANDS: Traditional Bluegrass Reunion • Potato Patch Band Back Porch Bluegrass Bandits • Jam Pak Blues ‘N’ Grass Neighborhood Band • James Reams & the Barnstormers • Greenwood Sidee • Sound System by Old Blue SoundFREE INSTRUMENT WORKSHOP: Jam Pak Blues ‘N’ Grass will host a free full day workshop with guitars, fiddles, banjos, mandolins, dulcimers, and wash-tub bass for children and adults. (Free with admission)Admission: $10 advance / $12 at the gate(Children 7-12: Half price / 6 and under: Free)For more information and tickets, please contact: (928) 632-4355 or highway69chamber [at] gmail [dot] com May 3, 2013The crew is preparing for the third ANNUAL BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, tomorrow, Saturday May 4, 2013. It will start at 10 am – 6 pm.The wind has finally calmed down and a large parachute was installed this morning over the audience area in the Colly Soleri amphitheater. Covers for the stage will be installed this afternoon.This is a wonderful event and we look forward to great music and fun for the whole family. You don’t want to miss this.[photo by Young Soo Kim in 2011]
From left: Lee Mueller, Rep. Glenn, and facilities operators Ron Heilig of Sanford and Dave Kovacevich of Midland.Lee Mueller, owner of Boyce Hydro and the Sanford Lake Dam, recently hosted Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, vice chair of the state House Energy Policy Committee, on a tour of the 92-year-old facility, which has a total generating capacity of 3.6 megawatts of electricity using three water-driven turbine generators. Boyce Hydro sells the electricity generated by the dam to both Consumers Energy and Detroit Edison, the state’s two publicly-regulated electrical utilities. Rep. Glenn said the tour was a valuable source of information in advance of an April 13 hearing before the Energy Policy Committee in Lansing. The Legislature is preparing to rewrite state energy policy in response to the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s threatened shutdown this year of up to nine coal-fired electricity-generating plants in Michigan’s lower peninsula. Major area employers and taxpayers such as Dow Chemical, Dow Corning, Hemlock Semiconductors and Midland Cogeneration Venture will be significantly impacted by the rewrite, Rep. Glenn said. Categories: Glenn News,Glenn Photos Sanford Lake Dam owner Lee Mueller, right, explains the history and operation of the facility to Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, vice chair of the state House Energy Policy Committee. 30Mar Rep. Glenn tours hydro facility in Sanford
Netflix has attracted one million subscribers in the UK and Ireland. The online video streaming service reached the milestone faster than in any other territory in which it has launched.Netflix launched in the UK and Ireland at the start of the year, offering unlimited movie streaming for £5.99 (€7.60) per month. The service is now available on over 800 devices. The company said it reached one million subscribers in the UK and Ireland four times faster than it took Twitter to reach one million users globally.“This membership milestone is evidence that Netflix has rapidly gained popularity in the UK and Ireland,” said Netflix chief executive officer Reed Hastings. “Our British and Irish members clearly enjoy the ability to instantly watch a large variety of TV shows and films streaming from Netflix on their favourite devices whenever they want.”The service initially launched in the US and has expanded into Latin America and Canada. Last week the company said it would roll the platform out in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland by the end of 2012.Separately, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has said that he is confident that his company will win some first pay TV window rights to content from the Hollywood studios. News Corp-backed pay TV operator BSKyB currently has outpt deals with all of the studios, giving it access to their features in that window. However, Hastings told the The Sunday Telegraph that Netflix is “prepared to invest heavily to win the rights”. He added: “We will be really aggressive in our bidding. It may be that we win in the first round. It may be that it takes two or three years, but we’re incredibly confident that we will win the bidding for some of Pay 1 [the first window rights].”The newspaper also claims to have seen documents prepared for BSkyB that show the pay TV platform is concerned that it cannot provide content at the same cost as Netflix and that pay TV platforms cannot compete with Netflix on price.
Portuguese pay TV group NOS had close to a million advanced TV subscribers at the end of 2016, out of a total pay TV base of 1.6 million.NOS had 983,000 Iris and UMA TV customers at the end of the year, up 13.6% year-on-year. Overall pay TV growth was 3.7%, with an acceleration of net additions in the fourth quarter to 14,500, driven by network expansion. The company’s HFC network added 23,100 homes to its footprint in the fourth quarter, taking it to 3.764 million homes passed.NOS has positioned UMA TV, the RDK-based advanced TV service it launched last year, as a premium convergent service, with the older Iris offering now considered a mainstream service. The company said it was “gradually and opportunistically” upgrading higher ARPU customer to UMA TV, which can be accessed over different types of devices.UMA TV convergent bundles include unlimited traffic over the NoOS Mobile or fixed networks to access the UMA interface.The company said that UMA TV had been further boosted by the launch of a cloud-sharing feature, NOS Share, which allows UMA TV customers to store content in the cloud and share it over any screen. The service enables UMA TV customers to share films and live content directly on their own TV or that of friends and families.Converged customers numbered 680,000, up 15.1%, and convergent revenue-generating units amounted to 3.387 million, up 18.7%, out of a total RGU base of just over nine million.NOS added 27,800 fixed broadband RGUs in the fourth quarter, along with 32,600 voice RGUs. The company added 60,000 mobiel customers in the quarter, taking its mobile RGU base to 4.4546 million.NOS posted revenues of €1.515 billion for the full year, up 4.9%, and EBITDA of €556.7 million, up 4.4%.