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Village of Grafton Council Meeting 04-01-14

Watch the Village of Grafton Council Meeting from 04-01-14 here: http://www.glwb.net/vog_videos.php?date=04-01-14 (Viewable on most browsers and mobile devices)


You and 5 Million others could lose MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon

(from http://channelwatch.org/news/)

Cable subscribers, beware: starting at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, you might flip to VH1 or Spike TV only to find that those channels have been blacked out or replaced with other programming.

Thanks to deadlocked contract negotiations with Viacom, as many as 5.2 million customers of around 1,000 cable providers could lose access to those and other major channels, such as MTV and Comedy Central.

At issue is Viacom’s request for higher licensing fees from the National Cable Television Cooperative, a group of smaller cable operators each with a median size of 1,500 customers. If the two don’t come to an agreement by March 31, their existing contract will expire, and Viacom will pull its programming.

The American Cable Association, which backs the NCTC, says there’s a kind of irony in the discussions.

“You can look at [Viacom’s] content over time,” said ACA’s Matt Polka. “Their ratings are declining. So we’re in this bizarre situation where our members — and their customers — are paying more for content that is declining in popularity.”

Viacom declined to comment.

In some ways, the dispute is reminiscent of a struggle last year between Time Warner Cable (TWC) and CBS, the latter of which pulled its programming over content fees and caused a weeks-long blackout for TWC customers. Federal regulators have signaled their interest in preventing TV broadcasters, who receive payment from cable companies in exchange for content, from banding together in negotiations with cable carriers.

The difference in this case is that the content provider, Viacom, is outnumbered by the cable companies. Broadcasters are taking advantage of that to argue that NCTC is doing the same kind of collective bargaining that the Federal Communications Commission said it wants to block among TV stations.

However if this resolves itself, it’ll have big implications for the ongoing tussle between distributors and content providers.


Village of Grafton Meeting 03-18-2014

Watch the Village of Grafton Meeting from 03-18-2014 here: http://www.glwb.net/vog_meeting.php?date=03-18-14 (Adobe Flash is required)


Village of Grafton Meeting 03-04-2014

Watch the Village of Grafton Meeting from 03-04-2014 here: http://www.glwb.net/vog_meeting.php (Adobe Flash is required)


Sun Spots (Outages) Affect Cable Service

Just as a thunderstorm creates magnetic disturbances in the form of lightning, the sun also creates a magnetic disturbance while expending energy in the form of storms, called solar flares, more commonly called Sun Spots. When the sun passes directly behind a satellite, the channels distributed by that satellite would be effected by sun spot activity. This activity occurs for about two weeks every fall and spring.

When you experience a sun outage on a particular channel, that channel is being affected all over the country. What you may experience on a channel is a fuzzy signal, sparkles, or total loss of the channel. This will typically last 5 to 15 minutes. This is not a cable outage and there is technically nothing cable providers can do to prevent the sun spots from occurring.


Channel Name Changes

On 3/3/2014 channel 205 will be changing from the Military Channel to American Heroes Channel.


Channels Under Contract Negotiations

Channels 46 (Spike) and 72 (TV Land) are temporarily out of service until contract negotiations are finalized with the channel provider.


Avoid tech support phone scams

Cybercriminals don’t just send fraudulent email messages and set up fake websites. They might also call you on the telephone and claim to be from Microsoft. They might offer to help solve your computer problems or sell you a software license.

For more information please visit Microsoft’s webpage on this topic:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/avoid-phone-scams.aspx


Internet Phone Service

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Fraudulent Emails

We have been receiving information that there are emails being sent to our customers asking them for their email login details or to open suspicious attachments. We will never ask for your personal information via email. If there is any question over the authenticity of an email, please contact our office before sending any information.

Here are some examples of these emails:

Subject: Key Secured Message

You have received a Secured Message from:

Everette_Archer@key.com

The attached file contains the encrypted message that you have received.

To decrypt the message use the following password - nC4WR706

To read the encrypted message, complete the following steps:

- Double-click the encrypted message file attachment to download the file to your computer.
- Select whether to open the file or save it to your hard drive. Opening the file displays the attachment in a new browser window.
- The message is password-protected, enter your password to open it.

This e-mail and any attachments are confidential and intended solely for the addressee and may also be privileged or exempt from
disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the addressee, or have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender
immediately, delete it from your system and do not copy, disclose or otherwise act upon any part of this e-mail or its attachments.

If you have concerns about the validity of this message, please contact the sender directly. For questions about Key’s e-mail encryption service, please contact technical support at 888.764.6994.

Copyright © 2013 KeyCorp®. All Rights Reserved

Example

Subject: VIRUS UPDATE ALERT!!! UPDATE YOUR WEBMAIL ACCOUNT.

*************************************************************

Dear User,
Update Your GLW Broadband Webmail Account.

We are currently carrying out an upgrade on our system, due to the fact that
it has come to our notice that one or more of our subscribers are
introducing a very strong virus which is spreading really fast into our
system and it is affecting our network.We are trying to find out the
specific user. Please you are advised to change the password on your account
in order to prevent any unauthorized account access.

All Mail hub systems will undergo regularly scheduled maintenance. Access to
your e-mail via the Webmail client will be unavailable for some time during
this maintenance period. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail
account center i.e homepage view. We shall be deleting old accounts which
are no longer active to create more space for new accounts users. we have
also investigated a system wide security audit to improve and enhance our
current security against virus and spammers.

In order to continue using our services you are require to update and
re-confirmed your email account details as requested below. To complete your
account re-confirmation, you must reply to this email immediately and enter
your account details as requested below.

Information Required

Full E-mail Address:

Username:

Password:

Failure to do this will immediately render your account deactivated from our
database and service will not be interrupted as important messages may as
well be lost due to your declining to re-confirmed to us your account
details.

We apologize for the inconvenience that this will cause you during this
period, but trusting that we are here to serve you better and providing more
technology which revolves around email and internet. It is also pertinent,
you understand that our primary concern is for our customers, and for the
security of their files and data.

Hoping to serve you better.

Sincerely,

GLW Broadband mail Support

*************************************************************
This is an Administrative Message from Mail server. It is not spam. From
time to time, GLW Broadband mail server will send you such messages in order
to communicate important information about your subscription.
*************************************************************


Univision (WQHS) has moved

Univision (WQHS) has moved to channel 15.


Channel Changes

Antenna TV LogoChannel 6 is now Antenna TV! Antenna TV is a new network that features classic television programs and favorite movies. Visit their site at: http://www.antennatv.tv/


Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:55:05 -0400

CORRECTS MOTHER'S NAME - This picture provided by ISNA, a semi-official news agency, taken on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 shows Samereh Alinejad, right, and her husband Abdolghani, left, removing the noose from the neck of blindfolded Bilal who was convicted of murdering their son Abdollah in the northern city of Nour, Iran. Bilal who was convicted of killing Abdollah Hosseinzadeh, was pardoned by the victim's family moments before being executed. (AP Photo/ISNA, Arash Khamoushi)The execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute in a dramatic scene this week when the mother of his victim forgave him as he stood on the gallows with the noose around his neck.


Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:54:55 -0400

A pro-Ukrainian supporter shouts slogans during mass rally in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, on April 17, 201417:22 GMT - Military aid - Over at the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Washington will send helmets, medical supplies and other non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine. "These supplies include medical supplies, helmets, sleeping mats and water purification units for Ukraine's armed forces, as well as shelters, small power generators and hand fuel pumps for Ukraine's State Border Guard Service," the Pentagon chief says. "The United States continues to stand with Ukraine," Hagel tells reporters at a joint press conference with Poland's visiting Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak. He and other lawmakers have called on Washington to provide military assistance to Ukraine, including light arms and anti-aircraft defenses.


Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:52:22 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhetoric is heating up between Northwestern University and a group that's trying to unionize college athletes.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:47:15 -0400
MIAMI (AP) — Finally, the NBA playoffs are set.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:11:28 -0400

FILE - In this March 16, 2014 file photo, Duke's Jabari Parker (1) tries to shoot over Virginia's Darion Atkins during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Parker says he plans to meet with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski when he returns to Durham, N.C., on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, and he will decide Wednesday whether to declare for the NBA draft or return to college for his sophomore year. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering the NBA draft, and there's a strong chance he'll be the No. 1 pick.


Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:39:05 -0400

Boston Marathon's finish line on TuesdayBOSTON (AP) — Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.


Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:16:18 -0400

Pro-Russian protester seats at barricades at the police headquarters in SlavianskBy Aleksandar Vasovic and Alexei Anishchuk MARIUPOL, Ukraine/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Separatists attacked a Ukrainian national guard base overnight and Kiev said three of them were killed, the worst bloodshed yet in a 10-day pro-Russian uprising, accompanied by tough words from Vladimir Putin that overshadowed crisis talks. Ukrainian, Russian and Western diplomats held an emergency meeting in Geneva, seeking to resolve a confrontation that has seen pro-Russian fighters seize swathes of Ukraine while Moscow masses tens of thousands of troops on the frontier. The United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union were working on a joint statement on the crisis but had not reached agreement and talks were continuing, a Western official said. Seeking to put pressure on Moscow, NATO announced it was sending naval ships to the Baltic.


Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:03:41 -0400

Rescue ships take part in a rescue operation around the Sewol passenger ship, which sank in the sea off JindoBy Jungmin Jang and Narae Kim MOKPO/JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they searched for hundreds of people, most of them teenagers from the same school, still missing after a South Korean ferry capsized 36 hours ago. The vessel, carrying 475 passengers and crew, capsized on Wednesday during a journey from the port of Incheon to the holiday island of Jeju. Another 179 passengers have been rescued, leaving 282 unaccounted for and possibly trapped in the vessel.


Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:33:05 -0400

A U.N. chemical weapons expert holds a plastic bag containing samples from one of the sites of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Ain TarmaBy Dominic Evans and Anthony Deutsch BEIRUT/THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Syria has submitted a "more specific" list of its chemical weapons to the global regulator overseeing the destruction of its stockpile after discrepancies were reported by inspectors on the ground, officials said. Damascus agreed to give up its chemical arsenal after Washington threatened military action following the death of hundreds of Syrians in a sarin gas attack on the outskirts of Damascus during Syria's civil war last August. A diplomat said questions had been raised by member states at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) about the details of its chemical arsenal submitted by President Bashar al-Assad's government last year. The officials said the original list had been based on estimates, not exact amounts of toxic agents found in storage and production facilities across Syria.


Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:55:56 -0400

A Google logo is seen at the entrance to the company's offices in TorontoGoogle Inc's disappointing first-quarter results left Wall Street unfazed about the internet giant's ability to come to grips with the shift to the fast-growing mobile advertising market. Google shares were down about 3 percent in early trading on Thursday, and at least 12 brokerages cut their target price on the stock. "Despite an expectations-miss quarter, Google remains one of the best-positioned stocks for many of the secular growth drivers in the Internet space," RBC Capital analyst Mark Mahaney, who kept his "outperform" rating on the stock, said in a note to clients. Of the 46 analysts covering Google, 35 have a "buy" or equivalent rating on the stock.


Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:25:43 -0400

A portrait of the Twitter logo in VenturaBy Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc took a significant step Thursday towards broaden its advertising business by offering mobile ads urging people to install apps on its social network as well as through MoPub, the mobile-advertising network it acquired last year. As the mobile app economy grows, app developers have been willing to pay increasing amounts to advertise on major sites like Facebook to boost their app downloads. Twitter said Thursday it could reach 1 billion unique mobile devices through its MoPub network, which places ads inside of hundreds of apps. Twitter, which acquired MoPub last year for roughly $350 million, reaches a more limited audience of 240 million users through its own Twitter.com Web site and mobile apps.


Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:38:12 -0400

The Money Center is pictured at a new Wal-Mart store in ChicagoWal-Mart Stores Inc is launching a money transfer service in a direct challenge to the dominance of Western Union Co. and MoneyGram, aiming to broaden the financial services it offers to low-income customers and increase store traffic. Wal-Mart said on Thursday that Euronet Worldwide Inc's Ria Money Transfer subsidiary would begin running the service, called "Walmart-2-Walmart," next week. The new service, which Wal-Mart says will charge lower fees than those currently offered by competitors, will enable shoppers to send and receive cash from family members and friends at more than 4,000 U.S. discount stores. Wal-Mart, which will not offer the service online or in its international stores, hopes consumers will turn around and spend at least some of that money at the stores.