|ARRIS Introduces New Satellite Receivers Supporting HEVC and DVB-S2X
ARRIS® DSR-7412 transcoder and DSR-4470 decoder offer next-generation video technology for satellite program delivery
|Starz Picks ARRIS Transcoder/Receiver
|A compilation of smoke rings from volcanos
“Night swimming” ~ by Alexandre Minard
Cape Town from another angle (South Africa). Look at this brilliant view. You can see almost the whole Cape Town from up here – The Table Mountain, Lion`s Head, the stadium, coastline and townscape. What a spectacular view!
Photo by @mrcalv via Instagram
Larger-Than-Life Hyperrealistic Portraits Rendered in Graphite and Charcoal by Arinze Stanley|
|Alien Train in Czech.
Kobe Earthquake, 1995
The Vanishing Stepwells of India: A New Book by Victoria Lautman Documents the Fading Relics of Subterranean Wells
Verona, Italy. Yes, of course Verona is known from Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and is called “a city of romance” but that`s not the only reason why the city is well known. It`s a beautiful city with ancient architectural features, friendly, kind people and also excellent cuisine. Imagine yourself walking through the narrow cobbled streets occasionally coming across artistic or architectural landmarks or walking over the bridges of River Adige.
Photo by @sennarelax via Instagram
“Colors of Nature” ~ by Claudio Cantonetti
Hidden gem - Crowley Lake Columns, Eastern California. Truly unique and beautiful place to enjoy the silence and peace. The caves and columns extend along the shoreline but takes some effort to get to them.
Photo by trevorsimington via Instagram
When Peter Jackson spotted the Alexander Farm during an aerial search of the North Island for the best possible locations to film The Lord of The Rings film trilogy, he immediately thought it was perfect for Hobbiton.
Site construction started in March 1999 and filming commenced in December that year, continuing for three months. The set was rebuilt in 2011 for the feature films “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”, and “The Hobbit: There and Back Again”.
It is now a permanent attraction complete with hobbit holes, gardens, bridge, Mill and The Green Dragon Inn.|
|Stormy Day ~ peter_brunner
Dinner in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland posted by reddit user Mark_dawsom
Get away from the noise and bustle by visiting Nomizo Falls in Japan. Such a picturesque place, that looks like a cut-out from a fairy tale book. It`s only 10 min walk from the car park and it`s a wonderful place for those who like forest bathing. Would you like to see this view with your own eyes?
Photo by @daisukephotography via Instagaram
Rideau Locks in the Fall, Ottawa|
|Buddha’s head in a tree
Just look at this beauty – huge edgy cliffs and the deep blue water hitting the shore. This mountain wonder is located in Na Pali Coast State Park. You can go on a 11-mile hike through the park, but it`s recommended for adventure seekers and those who aren`t afraid of heights. You can also have a Na Pali Coast tour by boat or even better – a plane or helicopter tour above the park where you can enjoy the incredible views of the mountain tops, valleys and waterfalls of Na Pali Coast State Park. The rugged coastline is truly majestic.
The Tatev Monastery on the edge of gorge of Vorotan River in Armenia. It`s a functional Monastery since 9th century and it never closes. The best and scenic way to get there is a cable car. You`ll enjoy the villages, rivers and landscape while you get to the peaceful gem of Armenia –Tatev Monastery.
Photo by @unusualtraveler via Instagaram
Capri, Italy. This relatively small island welcomes you with deep blue water flushed snow white cliffs, hidden grottos, coves, wonderful gardens, cozy small cafes, large villas, designer boutiques and many more stunning places. The island is divided into two parts – Capri Town and the uphill part – Anacapri, both beautiful and captivating,
Photo by @traveljunkiediary via Instagram
The beautiful Dover Castle (England) from above. This castle with Great Tower, particularly thick walls, secret wartime tunnels and stunning exhibitions is a great place to visit if you want to feel the vibes of ancient times. The castle is located on the coast of England and if the weather is clear you may even see France from there.
Photo by @deftony83 via Instagram
Raja Ampat Islands are a pure and irreplacable beauty of Indonesia.This place is like a hidden treasure - turquoise water surrounded islands with rich forrests, beaches with white, beautiful sand, lagoons, caves and other nature created wonders. Sounds adventurous, right?
Photo by @ferryrusli via Instagram
A dream garden - the Umpherston Sinkhole (Mount Gambier, Australia). A marvelous garden that is arranged in a sinkhole. The spot was created after the roof of the limestone chamber collapsed. It`s a perfect place for anyone to stop by and enjoy the picturesque beauty oasis.
Photo by @dubstamatic via Instagram
Spectacular scenery of Wulong Karst (China). The natural landscape of rocky gorges and majesty of nature is what comes to mind when you`re in this area. It`s a place where you can escape the noise, bustle and routine and be completely present.
Photo by @mattwellerphotography via Instagram|
|We are midway through a 17-day roundtrip cruise to Greece and Spain and back to Southampton via Gibraltar on P&O ship Ventura. Fabulous trip so far having been in Palma, Mallorca; Souda Bay, Crete; Mykonos and today in Piraeus and Athens. Tomorrow we are in Santorini. Back in Southampton next week.
I just wish the news was much better back home!!|
|Church carved inside a rock in Austria
This is the Split Man located in Wicklow, Ireland.
Manpupuner rock formations, Ural Mountains, Russia
Clever Chameleon Topiary
Hoi An, Vietnam
Thai fishing boats|
|The Shaolin Flying Monks Temple Blasts Monks Into the Sky Above a Mountainside Amphitheater
Belgian architect group, Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, built a church in Belgium, and it’s pretty plain from certain angles. From others, the structure reveals itself to be something else entirely: a building that’s almost entirely see through.
The project, named “Reading Between the Lines,” is a composition of 100 layers of stacked steel, that are equidistantly staggered in a way that illusively change in appearance based on where the viewer is standing.|
|March is underway, which means signs of spring are appearing around the Northern Hemisphere. That is, unless you live in New York where it’s still very clearly winter, no matter what the calendar says. A combination of bitter cold temperatures, violent winds, and being located right on the shore of Lake Ontario turned this house into an awesome ice fortress, which was photographed by WROC anchor John Kucko.
Hello up there! Pay no attention to the fact that it’s Monday and Daylight Savings just went into effect yesterday. Instead let’s enjoy looking at horses from a whole new perspective. Photographer Andrius Burba specializes in photographing animals from underneath. He calls it the Underlook project and horses are his latest and largest subjects to date. We’re dying to skritch their bellies.
“I looked for different examples of what was done on the internet and after no similar results I decided that I have to do it and be the first person to shoot a standing horse from underneath. As I started to organise the photoshoot of a horse, I knew that all I needed is to get 600 kg horse on a glass, dig 3 meters into the ground, put my camera under a big glass and take a shot.”
Burba and his crew of 40 people spent two months preparing for his Under-Horses photoshoot, which included finding a horse-friendly location for the shoot and having rubber horseshoes made so the horses could walk on the glass without scratching it.
Anatomical Murals of Bisected Animals by Street Artist Nychos|
|Farol dos Lagos ~ @madebyvadim
Flatland II by Aydin Büyükta
A series of images by Turkish digital artist and photographer Aydin Büyükta inspired by Edwin Abbott’s book “Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions.
Stargate ~ Juan I. Cuadrado
Les Drus by Armaan Ali
Lakeland Delight by Bardsea Photography|
|SUWANEE, Ga., April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ: ARRS), a global leader in entertainment and communications solutions, today announced that they will release first quarter 2017 financial results after the market close on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. [Alex post 50630 - correct!]|
|Château de Lavoûte-Polignac, France
Where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic in Eleuthera, Bahamas
poppy tree ~ Frank Eiche
Ancient Trees: Beth Moon Spends 14 Years Photographing World’s Oldest Trees
Beth Moon, a photographer based in San Francisco, has been searching for the world’s oldest trees for the past 14 years. She has traveled all around the globe to capture the most magnificent trees that grow in remote locations and look as old as the world itself.
“Standing as the earth’s largest and oldest living monuments, I believe these symbolic trees will take on a greater significance, especially at a time when our focus is directed at finding better ways to live with the environment” writes Moon in her artist statement.
Sixty of Beth Moon’s duotone photos were published in a book titled “Ancient Trees: Portraits Of Time”. Here you can have a sneak preview of the book, full of strangest and most magnificent trees ever.|
|Millau Viaduct, the tallest bridge in the world
The world needs more Spartan and Easter Island ‘Headges’;. Redditor jasontredecim photographed this trio of punny topiary on the grounds of the Dalmeny House, located just north-west of Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Blue Dragon, Portugal | by Steve Richards
Croatian island looks like a fingerprint
Horse eye reflection
Lynx ahead by Stefan Betz
maxrivephotography ~ Link In Bio
Free as a bird ~ Zardo
Green Canyon, West Java, Indonesia by Jeffry Surianto|
|Britain's best view: Sweeping panorama of lakes and mountains from the
top of Snowdonia beats scenery from Scotland, Cornwall and the
Lake District to be voted the UK's most spectacular
|James Bond Island by WazabiBomb
Next-Level Food Carving on Fruits and Vegetables by ‘Gaku’
Spirit Falls, Washington|
|This Beautiful Bronze Sculpture Has Been Attached to a Tree Since 1968
A fire tornado.
veiled chameleon hatchlings at the taronga zoo in sydney. built for a life in the trees, these chameleons have zygodactyl feet that can easily grasp branches. and their eyes can rotate independently and look in two directions at once, meaning they cab look forwards and backwards at the same time.
Creative Dioramas by Tatsuya Tanaka|
|Perfect Playground For Grown Ups
Jökulsárlón, Iceland By Emma Hall |
Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | by Si Longworth
Fly Geyser, Washoe County, Nevada | by Harmony Ann Warren
On Valentine’s Day, a mysterious sculpture popped up in front of Edinburgh’s Scott Monument. Taking inspiration from Banksy’s iconic 2002 piece Balloon Girl, the artwork created quite a stir.
The sculpture shows a girl, placed in front of the statue of Sir Walter Scott, reaching for a red balloon. This time, however, the balloon is actually a floating red naval mine with a heart cut out. City officials and onlookers were left puzzled by the sculpture, which was signed Grantsy, as hoards of people came out to photograph the work.|
|Smithsonian Announces Eye-Opening Finalists of Their 14th Annual Photo Contest
coast of colours
paul bica ~ aerial view of the coast on kauai
Botany might seem like an unlikely inspiration for lighting, but for industrial designer Mariana Folberg, it makes sense. She has a series of plant lamps, which combine contemporary lighting with the beauty of green flora.
Powered by LED bulbs, the acrylic leaves mimic their living counterparts. They’re individually crafted to evoke the essence of the organic forms and are complete with engraved veins that run from the stems to the tips of their leaves. When lit, electricity flows from their veins and casts a soft glow, displaying the design’s intricate details|
|Located in Kuwana City is Nabana No Sato, a flower-focused park featuring sprawling gardens and giant greenhouses. Running annually from mid November to mid March is one of Japan’s finest Winter Illuminations, including the famous tunnel of light.
Nudibranchs are shell-less marine mollusks. Some 6,000 species live all over the world. They are noted for their often extraordinary colours and striking forms.|
The proxy statement for the AGM gives a list of shareholders holding more than 5% of the shares as of 15th March 2017:
If I go back to my spreadsheet of the 8.3 declarations ahead of the merger, then the major shareholder list has lost Maverick Capital and Wellington Management Group, both of which held more than 5% of Arris pre-merger on 31st December 2015.
The Alphabet holding goes back to the financing of the Motorola Home acquisition by Arris from Google. Somehow it feels reassuring to see that Alphabet has held on to the shares.|