Vlad Filat made the appeal Sunday as he met with Zoram Dori, adviser to Israeli President Shimon Peres, during a four-day festival of 400 Jewish artists, scientists and musicians from the former Soviet Union, Israel and the US. (AP)
Showtime’s freshman terrorism drama Homeland leads the pack of the 2012 Television Critics Association Award Nominations.
‘Friday Night Lights,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Take Top Honors at TCA Awards Homeland, starring Damian Lewis and Claire Danes, picked up four mentions including program of the year and outstanding new program, where it will compete with HBO’s Girls, Fox’s New Girl, ABC’s Revenge and NBC’s Smash.
In nominations announced Wednesday by the group of journalists who cover the television industry, AMC’s Breaking Bad and Mad Men, as well as HBO’s Game of Thrones each received three nominations for the 28th annual awards.
HBO led the pack with eight nominations, followed by AMC with six, NBC and PBS with five and CBS and FX earning four each.
First-time nominees include Danes, who was nominated for individual achievement in drama, where she’ll be joined by fellow nominees Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Jessica Lange (American Horror Story).
Winners will be announced July 28 at an invitation-only presentation at the Beverly Hilton Hotel as part of the group’s biannual press tour.
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An Israeli company, Cellint Traffic Solutions recently announced that it has signed an exclusive deal with Rogers Communications to launch a country-wide traffic information service in Canada later this year.
Cellint, which was founded in 2005 and has headquarters near Tel Aviv, is the leading provider of real-time road traffic information based on cellular data.
Cellint’s high resolution traffic information provides detection of relevant slowdowns, similar to road sensors, as well as travel time.
“We are excited to work with Rogers and we already see great interest from major industry players and key customers,” said Cellint CEO Ofer Avni.
“The combination of Rogers and Cellint is about to provide a higher standard of traffic information service in Canada than ever seen before, enabling Canadian drivers to make the most informed decisions related to their driving plans in real time.”
The company uses a technology called “TrafficSense” to continually provide traffic information through analysis of anonymous signaling data of mobile phones operating on Rogers 2G and 3G networks in vehicles.
All active phones provide anonymous travel time samples by matching their signaling data with a database of unique cellular signatures for each road, generated by the technology.
The traffic flow information is automatically analyzed and is distributed through text messages, voice messages, mapping information, TMC reports and other tools.
The service will be delivered to car manufacturers, navigation providers, mobile users, mapping portals and government agencies, according to a press release.
The first customer signed is a major public transit provider in Western Canada.
“Rogers is thrilled to be working with Cellint to deliver accurate and timely traffic information to players across Canada, helping businesses more efficiently manage assets that are on the move and to better the commuting experience for Canadians,” said Mansell Nelson, Vice-President of Rogers Machine-to-Machine.