MISS TEMPLE CITY, STEPHANIE SHIH, MEETS MISS TEMPLE CITY, WHO WILL TAKE ON THE BOYS IN $2 MILLION BREEDERS CUP MILE (TURF) AT SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAY, NOV. 5 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2016)–Miss Temple City meets Miss Temple City Wednesday at Santa Anita Park. Say what?!That’s right. Miss Temple City, a 17-year-old senior at Temple City High School named Stephanie Shih, will meet the equine Miss Temple City Wednesday morning at The Great Race Place as she readies for an engagement versus males in Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (turf).A 4-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by the Dynaformer stallion Temple City, Miss Temple City is owned in-part by her breeder, Bob Feld, himself a Temple City native who now splits time between residences in both nearby Monrovia and Lexington, Ky.“This has just been a dream come true,” said Feld, 54. “I named this filly after my kid’s mother, who actually ran for Miss Temple City when we were kids. I can’t speak for the filly, but I’m really looking forward to meeting Stephanie and hopefully, she’ll bring a bunch of her friends out on Saturday to root her horse on. The whole week is going to be a lot of fun and we can’t wait to get out there and get her ready to run.”Feld also noted that his ownership group, which consists of The Club Racing, LLC and Allen Rosenblum, will present Miss Temple City with a check for $1,000, to be designated for future academic pursuits, on Wednesday.Miss Temple City, the horse, has never been better as she comes off a hard fought head victory versus males in the Grade I, Shadwell Turf Mile on Oct. 8 at Keeneland. Trained by H. Graham Motion, she has won five races from 14 starts and has earning of more than $1.2 million. The Breeders’ Cup Mile will be her first start ever at Santa Anita.
Categories: Barrett News,News 02Feb Barrett boiler bill breaks barriers State Rep. Tom Barrett, chair of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, has introduced key reform legislation to remove red tape for Michigan veterans seeking jobs and a better quality of life.During the 2013-14 session, a number of bills were passed into law allowing veterans to use their military training and experience when seeking civilian licensures in a variety of trades. With the passage of Barrett’s House Bill 4134, service members who worked as a boiler repairer, inspector or installer would be able to receive state certification to perform the same task without having to go through additional state-mandated training.“One of the most important things we can do for our returning veterans is to ensure they have access to good employment,” Barrett said. “I believe removing barriers to give access to work for our servicemen and women is the right thing to do.”Barrett is a freshman lawmaker from Potterville, representing most of Eaton County in the 71st House District. He is the only post-9/11 Iraq War veteran in the state House, and still serves as an UH-72 Lakota helicopter pilot in the Michigan Army National Guard.“I’ve seen a lot of my peers in uniform return from a deployment and struggle to find work back here at home. I hope this bill will ease some of that burden,” Barrett said.HB 4134 was introduced with bipartisan support and a total of 15 co-sponsors.Many automobile factories, schools, armories, commercial businesses and municipal buildings utilize boilers as a means of heating their facilities. Barrett has pledged to do everything he can to improve the lives of Michigan’s veterans.#####
Croatia-based combat sports channel provider Fight Channel Group has named Jorge Elias as vice-president, charged with enhancing the development of the group, which has just announced the sale of its channel for the western Balkans markets, Fight Channel, to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts-backed United Media.The sale of the regionally-focused channel to United Media, the programming arm of pay TV and cable operator United Group, leaves Fight Channel Group with its international service, Fight Channel World HD, which is distributed in Austria, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, Israel, Netherlands, Australia, South Africa, Philippines, Croatia, Slovenia and Macedonia. The group also owns and produces Final Fight Championship mixed martial arts and kickboxing events in Europe and the US.Elias has more than 30 years’ senior management experience, including a decade in strategic development and execution in the mixed martial arts world and the TV business. He has worked for UFC, Dream Stage, Pride FC and King of the Cage, and has produced over 400 hours of TV coverage of mixed martial arts for the Hispanic market.“Jorge Elias is the right person for Fight Channel Group. We believe his strong leadership experience, extensive background and business development skills will help our company to strengthen partnerships, develop strategic alliances and expand our worldwide presence,” said Fight Channel Group president Orsat Zovko.“I am very excited to be joining the Fight Channel Group. I believe Orsat Zovko has a great business model and talented management team that uniquely positions it to capitalise on the sport’s revolution that MMA has created. In the last couple of months Orsat and I discussed a lot. We share the same vision and the same way of thinking and the result of our strategy will soon be seen globally,” said Elias.
Deutsche Telekom said that converged fixed-network and mobile products continued to fuel its customer growth in the third quarter, with TV numbers up across most markets.Deutsche Telekom boosted its TV base in Germany by 6.5% to reach 3.291 million. Quarterly TV revenues were up 5.7% to €373 million. The company said that converged products were playing a key role, contributing to 67,000 new broadband customers in the quarter.Telekom added the former UPC Austria’s base of 456,000 TV customers to its base for the first time in Q3.Elsewhere in Europe, the company added 35,000 net TV customers, with strong growth in all markets except Romania and Croatia.In Greece, OTE’s TV base, including cable and satellite customers as well as IPTV, grew by 3.1% to reach 531,000. In Romania, Telekom Romania’s TV base however shrank by 1.3% to 4.454 million.In Hungary, Magyar Telekom’s TV customer base increased by 4.8% to 1.065 million.In the Czech Republic, the operator’s local unit grew its TV base from 25,000 to 68,000 year-on-year. In neighbouring Slovakia, Telekom’s local unit had 607,000 TV customers, up 4.5%.In Croatia, T-Hrvatski Telekom’s TV subscribers were flat year-on-year at 413,000.
Worldwide spending on telecom services and pay TV services totalled US$1.6 trillion (€1.4 trillion) in 2018, an increase of 0.8% year over year, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Telecom Services Database. IDC says that it expects that figure to be topped by 2023, with worldwide spending predicted to reach US$1,657 billion (€1,479 billion) in 2023.Mobile services will continue to dominate the industry in terms of spending, with mobile data still expanding, driven by the booming smartphone markets. At the same time, growth in mobile voice is slowly declining, due to fierce competition and market maturity. The mobile segment, which represented 53.1% of the total market in 2018, is set to post a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.4% over the 2019-2023 period, driven by the growth in mobile data usage and the Internet of Things (IoT), which are offsetting declines in spending on mobile voice and messaging services.Fixed data, especially broadband internet access, is still expanding in most geographies, supported by the increasing importance of content services for consumers and IP-based services for businesses. Fixed data service spending represented 20.5% of the total market in 2018, with an expected CAGR of 2.6% through 2023, driven by the need for higher-bandwidth services. Spending on fixed voice services will record a negative CAGR of 5.3% over the forecast period and will represent only 8.5% of the total market through 2023. Rapidly declining TDM voice revenues are not being offset by the increase in IP voice.The pay TV market, which consists of cable, satellite, IP, and digital terrestrial TV services will remain flat over the forecast period; however, these services are an increasingly important part of the multi-play offerings of telecom providers across the world. Spending on multi-play services increased by 7.1% in 2018 and is expected to post a CAGR of 3.7% by the end of 2023.On a geographical basis, the Americas was the largest services market, with revenues of $616 billion in 2018, driven by the large North American sector. Asia Pacific was the second largest region, followed by Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). The market with the fastest year-on-year growth in 2018 was EMEA (mainly by the emerging markets), followed by Asia Pacific.However, IDC says that this stability that currently marks the telecom services market will not last for long, with 5G being a huge disruptive force. Kresimir Alic, research director, Worldwide Telecom Services, said: “5G will unlock new and existing opportunities for most operators as early use cases such as enhanced mobile broadband and fixed wireless access will be gaining traction rapidly in most geographies, while massive machine-type communications and ultra-reliable low-latency communications will debut in more developed countries.“Additionally, the worldwide transition to all-IP and new-generation access (NGA) broadband will help offset the fixed and mobile voice decline. We are witnessing a global digital transformation revolution and carrier service providers (CSPs) will play a crucial role in it by innovating and educating and by supporting the massive roll-out of software and services.”