Rep Frederick announces MDOT grants

first_img Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso today announced a combined grant award of $1,005,720 to the City of Owosso from the Michigan Department of Transportation. Projects under the Transportation Economic Development Fund Category A were awarded funds for construction on several roads in Shiawassee County.“I applaud the City of Owosso for earning this vital grant,” Frederick said. “It is essential to continue enhancing our roads and improving local infrastructure to support businesses and attract new job providers in mid-Michigan.”The first grant of $288,545 will be used to reconstruct McMillan Street from Monroe Street toward South Street by installing intersection improvements, updated signs and pavement markings. The second grant of $599,175 will be used to reconstruct Monroe Street from McMillan Street westerly to Gould Street. The final grant of $118,000 will be used to mill and resurface Gould Street from Monroe Street northerly to M-71.The Transportation Economic Development Fund operates under the Michigan Department of Transportation, and aims to enhance Michigan’s competitiveness in the global market by providing funds to state, county, and city road agencies for highway needs. Categories: Frederick News 01Nov Rep. Frederick announces MDOT grantslast_img read more

Hulu is canning its adsupported streaming and cat

first_imgHulu is canning its ad-supported streaming and catch-up service with a chunk of the free content moving to a Yahoo View, a new service from the ISP.The core Hulu services will be paid-for US$7.99 (€7.20) and US$11.99 SVOD services. The news comes soon after Time Warner bought into the on-demand business for US$583 million, and ahead of Hulu launching its live streaming on linear nets, for which there are not yet any pricing details.Hulu has been moving away from its free service for some time, making it less easy to locate than via the paid service, and driving free customers to the paid-for alternatives. It has also, like Netflix and Amazon, been investing in originals and high-profile acquisitions such as Seinfeld, Homeland and Fargo.The company now says the free service is not in sync with that offering.“For the past couple years, we’ve been focused on building a subscription service that provides the deepest, most personalised content experience possible to our viewers,” said Ben Smith, head of experience, at Hulu.“As we have continued to enhance that offering with new originals, exclusive acquisitions, and movies, the free service became very limited and no longer aligned with the Hulu experience or content strategy.”Yahoo, itself in the throes of being acquired by US telco Verizon, saidYahoo View is a “community TV-watching site”. It will have thousands of episodes of shows that were on the free Hulu service including network series Scandal and Empire. There will also be extras and links to related TV blogs.In a blog post, Jess Lee, vice president of Lifestyles Product for the ISP said: “We’ve seen awesome things happen when you add community and content together (think of the passionate communities on Yahoo Sports, Polyvore and Tumblr to name a few) and are excited to be taking this first step towards creating a powerful community TV-watching experience.“Today’s launch is only scratching the surface of what’s possible, and we are looking forward to rolling out more content and community-related updates soon!”last_img read more