State Rep. Julie Alexander today announced her monthly district meetings for local residents. Constituents can meet one-on-one with Rep. Alexander to discuss their concerns.Upon announcing her March district hours, Rep. Alexander emphasized the importance of accountability and availability to her constituents.“Accessibility is important for good representation,” said Rep. Alexander. “I want to encourage anyone with questions, comments, or ideas about their state government to attend.”Rep. Alexander’s March district hours will be held on the following dates:Monday, March 13 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Jackson County Tower Building, 120 W. Michigan Ave. in Jackson;Friday, March 24 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Tower Building, 120 W. Michigan Ave. in Jackson.For those unable to attend, Rep. Alexander’s legislative office can be reached at any time by phone at (517) 373-1795 or by email at [email protected] Tags: #SB Categories: Alexander News 07Mar Rep. Julie Alexander schedules March district hours
State Rep. Julie Alexander announced her monthly in-district office hours with local residents, emphasizing the importance of being available to the community.“I am committed to making state government accessible and accountable,” Rep. Alexander said. “I encourage anyone with questions or ideas about their state government to join me for conversation.”Rep. Alexander’s office hours will take place at the Jackson County Tower Building, 120 W. Michigan Ave. in Jackson at the following dates and times:Friday, May 11 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.;Monday, May 14 from 3 to 4 p.m.;Friday, May 18 from 12 to 1 p.m.; andFriday, May 25 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.Rep. Alexander will also sponsor a special Milk Break meeting at Napoleon Café, 6816 Brooklyn Road in Napoleon on Friday, May 25 from 9 to 10 a.m.No appointments are necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Alexander at 517-373-1795 or via email at [email protected] Categories: Alexander News 27Apr Rep. Alexander announces May office hours
Vodafone is reportedly taking a second look at German cable operator Kabel Deutschland, following reports in February that it had shelved plans to approach the firm with an acquisition offer.According to the Wall Street Journal, Vodafone recently held acquisition talks with Kabel Deutschland and has revived its evaluation of a possible takeover. However, the report, which cites unnamed sources, said that Vodafone is yet to decide when or whether to bid.The news comes after Vodafone Deutschland last month signed a preliminary contract with Deutsche Telekom that will enable it to deliver services including IPTV over Telekom’s fibre network. The deal will see Vodafone share the investment risk of Telekom’s fibre rollout.Earlier this year, Vodafone reportedly put on hold its plan to approach Kabel Deutschland after news of the possible bid was leaked. In April, shares in the firm rose sharply on reports that Liberty Global may instead be preparing a bid for the leading German cable operator.
ONO’s shareholders yesterday approved plans for an initial public offering of the company’s shares. However, the company may proceed slowly with preparations to allow Vodafone time to make an improved bid, according to unnamed sources cited by Bloomberg.According to Bloomberg, ONO will postpone the announcement of its intention to float and investor meetings to next week as it continues to negotiate with Vodafone, which may make an improved offer on Monday. Vodafone is understood to have tabled about €7.2 billion including debt in its latest offer for the Spanish cable operator.According to the Financial Times, citing an unnamed source, yesterday’s shareholders’ meeting did not consider the Vodafone offer, which has been made to some shareholders but does not include binding terms.The FT also reported that Vodafone is still in talks with some of the company’s larger shareholders.Vodafone now has the option of making an improved offer or of waiting until the company is floated and seeking to acquire it afterwards, as it did in the case of Kabel Deutschland.ONO’s principal shareholders include Providence Equity Partners, Thomas H Lee Partners, CCMP Capital Advisors and Quadrangle Capital Partners.
German sports broadcast outfit Sport1 has struck a deal with the German football league, the DFL, to offer highlights from the latter’s Virtual Bundesliga eSports competition on its platform.Coverage of the VBL club championship, playoffs and grand final will be aired on free sports channel Sport1 and new pay TV offering eSports1 as well as via the broadcaster’s streaming apps and on the web.Sport1 has previously aired coverage of the VBL free-to-air on Sport1, but the live rights to this year’s season were awarded exclusively to ProSiebenSat.1.Daniel von Busse, chief operating officer, TV at Sport1, said that the broadcasting of popular FIFA events had “met with great interest among our viewers in recent years” and that coverage of the newly structured VBL on Sport1, along with new magazine show Inside eSports, would provide “the perfect setting” for highlights of this year’s competition.
Roku has appointed SmartKem CEO, Mustafa Ozgen, as general manager (GM) and senior vice president (SVP) of account acquisition.Mustafa OzgenOzgen joins Roku this month and is due to replace Roku’s GM and SVP of Roku TVs and player, Chas Smith, after a transition period. Smith plans to retire and leave the company at the end of Q1 2019.“Account growth is a top priority for us – both in placing our great Roku devices in the hands of consumers and further scaling our Roku TV licensing business,” said Anthony Wood, Roku founder and CEO.“Mustafa brings a wealth of leadership experience and global TV industry knowledge which makes him well suited to spearhead our mission to make the Roku platform widely used around the world.”Ozgen has both management and consumer electronics industry experience and joins Roku from Smartkem Limited, a supplier of organic semiconductors for the manufacture of LCD and OLED displays.Before that he was CEO of QD Vision, an MIT spin-off that was acquired by Samsung Electronics and its technology incorporated into Samsung’s QLED-branded TV displays. Ozgen also previously ran TV and media business units as SVP and GM of the home multimedia business unit at Sigma Designs.Ozgen said: “Roku is one of the most beloved companies in TV entertainment and has built incredible momentum. I’m honoured to join the team, and I look forward to connecting consumers with Roku devices as we drive further scale of the Roku platform.”