AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 18 FEB 2013 Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more India’s Telecom Commission is to allow internet service providers to use broadband wireless spectrum (BWA) for voice services, reports the Economic Times.Holders of the spectrum will be able to offer the additional service for a fee of INR16.58 billion ($306 million), according to Telecom Secretary R. Chandrashekhar.The Indian cabinet has approved the proposal with the framework for the revised licences due to be ready by the end of the current financial year, Chandrashekhar added.RJI, Bharti Airtel, Aircel, Reliance Communications, Augere and Tikona Digital all won BWA spectrum in 2010. All except Bharti Airtel and Aircel were designated as internet service providers, restricting their ability to offer voice services on their networks.The Telecom Commission provision endorses recommendations made by the Department of Telecommunications regarding the Unified Licensing regime, which allows spectrum to be used for different services. Related Author Previous ArticleLargest shareholder in MetroPCS may oppose T-Mobile dealNext ArticleAdvertorial: Service2Media – “mobile device fragmentation is there to stay” WhatsApp sues India over new internet regulations Tim Ferguson WhatsApp shrugs off India privacy update pressure Español Home Indian ISPs allowed to use spectrum for voice Tags IndiaRegulatory India amenaza con actuar contra la nueva política de privacidad de WhatsApp
Australian electro-house duo NERVO has cancelled their Electric Daisy Carnival in appearance in New York this weekend. While no reason has been confirmed for the sudden cancellation, sisters Mim and Liv did confirm that they will still be making their scheduled show at NYC’s Pacha on May 25th.The message on their Facebook page states:“Unfortunately due to a series of unfortunate events beyond our control, we are unable to attend Electric Daisy Carnival New York this weekend. We wholeheartedly apologize to all our fans who were looking forward to seeing us perform. Thankfully we are returning to NYC for a show at Pacha on May 25th. We hope to see you then!”From NERVO’s Twitter feed:
Dignitas has expanded its relationship with Susquehanna International Group, LLP (SIG) into that of official global quantitative trading firm and trading technology sponsor.SIG was one of several investors in Dignitas’ new parent company New Meta Entertainment Inc. (NME), which raised $30M (£23.7M) in a funding round this past September. The multi-year agreement names SIG as the presenting sponsor of a “variety” of digital and physical activations for both esports fans and SIG employees.Image source: DignitasRELATED: John Spiher boards Dignitas as Director of Partnerships & ActivationsThis new partnership grants the trading firm access to Dignitas’ fan bases in League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Rocket League, VALORANT, and Clash Royale. Susquehanna International Group, LLP is the presenting sponsor of a “variety” of digital and physical activations, including Dignitas’ new social media content series called “Predict the Draft presented by SIG.” The activation will invite League of Legends fans to predict the outcome of Dignitas’ champion draft prior to League of Legends Championship Series matches and win rewards for correct responses.In return, Dignitas will create interactive gaming experiences that bring SIG employees together with esports players, hosting meet and greets, and opportunities to play against the pros.Michael Prindiville, CEO of Dignitas, commented on the sponsorship in a release: “Gaming is such a core element of SIG’s work culture, with ongoing gaming-focused events that cultivate the company’s competitive spirit. Combining this passion with Dignitas’ community of casual viewers and esports armchair experts to engage [in] game theory, champion drafting, map selection, and strategy, is truly a ground-breaking sponsorship. We are proud to align with a sponsor who strongly values immersing themselves with the brightest minds in esports and gaming.”RELATED: Dignitas and Verizon enter 5G-focused partnershipThis is a key time in NME’s growth. In less than a year, Dignitas had merged with Clutch Gaming, formed a new parent company, raised $30M (£23.7M), announced a 5G training facility with Verizon, and has become the first esports organisation to sign a quantitative trading firm and trading technology sponsor.Jeff Yass, Founder of SIG, shared his enthusiasm for the arrangement: “We are thrilled to expand our presence in the esports community by sponsoring Dignitas, one of the most competitive franchises in professional esports. Gaming is at the core of our approach at SIG and this sponsorship complements the culture of competition and gaming at SIG. Esports is a rapidly evolving industry and through this sponsorship, we will provide Dignitas with the resources needed to support its next phase of growth.”Esports Insider says: Thanks to its young audience, massive reach, and forward-thinking brand partners, the esports industry continues to prove its mettle as the ultimate destination for interactive marketing. It was only a matter of time for a trading technology firm to seek this valuable demographic. SIG can now claim the bragging rights as first in its category to take the plunge. As an investor, SIG was already involved, so expanding its relationship with Dignitas to a more hands-on partnership makes perfect sense.Subscribe to ESI on YouTube
Cristiano Ronaldo spent the time before joining Juventus, after being knocked out of the World Cup, on holiday in Greece with family and friends. And while he was there he made a generous gesture. Ronaldo had been staying with his partner, their children, his mother and sisters in the 630 metres squared hotel, which boasts an huge pool, a jacuzzi and other comforts. It is worth 8,000 a night. Ronaldo decided to leave the huge tip to thank them for a good holiday. Upd. on 20/07/2018 at 09:05 CEST Jesús Burgos Cristiano Ronaldo arrives in Turín ahead of Juventus presentation tomorrow The Portuguese player was so delighted with staff at the Costa Navarino hotel on the peninsula of Peloponeso that he decided to drop a 20,000 cheque as a tip. La exuberante propina de Cristiano Ronaldo a un hotel en Grecia RELATED STORIES IN SPORT.ES 19/07/2018 The hotel thanked him back on Instagram, writing: “It’s been an honour and a great experience for our team to look after Cristiano Ronaldo and his family. Many thanks to Cristiano for being part of our story.”
A tragic father and son from Ramelton died after their car spun out of control on a part of the Derry road which not gritted.John Gallagher, 55, and his son Sean, 24, were travelling to City of Derry Airport when the accident happened at Carnamaddy, Burt on January 30th, 2010. Their Ford Mondeo hit an icy patch, spun around and then careered into the path of an oncoming car, an inquest had heard.A father and his only son were killed in a head-on collision on an icy road last winter because part of a road they were travelling on was not gritted, an inquest has heardDonegal coroner Dr John Madden said the men had suffered “unsurvivable” injuries. He offered sympathy to Mr Gallagher’s wife Hillary and daughters Aisling (23), Aoife (19) and Eilish (15).The jury returned a verdict of accidental death. Dr Madden said he would send a copy of the inquest report to Donegal County Council. “We have heard a lot about cutbacks in council budgets and road gritting is unfortunately one of the casualties,” he added.“People should have a reasonable expectation that when they set out on a journey, the road will be fit for purpose.”Mr Gallagher, who was originally from Arranmore Island, was well known in the local community.The father and son were travelling to Derry Airport to leave Sean’s girlfriend back to England.She only discovered the awful tragedy when she landed.Ends RAMELTON FATHER AND SON KILLED ON ICY ROAD WHICH WAS NOT GRITTED was last modified: February 19th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Award-winning local stand-up comedianTrevor Noah will be the first SouthAfrican and African to appear onThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno.(Image: yomzansi.com) MEDIA CONTACTS • Trevor Noah Bookings+27 11 726 7611RELATED ARTICLES• SA film wins international award • Shaken and stirred in Cape Town • The boy who sees in pictures • Mandela quotations book published Wilma den HartighAward-winning local stand-up comedian Trevor Noah will be the first South African – and African – to appear on the popular late-night American talk show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.A chance to perform a comedy act on The Tonight Show, which is watched by millions of people every day, is a major career break for Noah and puts the spotlight on South Africa’s comedy talent.He got lucky when he was spotted by the show’s scouts who were searching for talented performers to appear on the show. After a tough audition process, he was selected as one of the comedians to perform on the show.In an interview on Talk Radio 702, Noah says it is a great honour to appear on a show that has such a huge following in many countries.“Having this appearance on my credentials will put me head and shoulders above many comedians. Many American comedians haven’t even been on the show,” he says.Noah is in illustrious company, as other famous comedians who have appeared on The Tonight Show include Bill Cosby, Jerry Seinfeld, Drew Carey, Steven Wright, Roseanne Barr and Joan Rivers.Telling the story of South AfricaNoah first made a name for himself performing for South African audiences and he has often been seen on stage with some of South Africa’s funniest people, such as Riaad Moosa, Darren Simpson, Marc Lottering and the ever-popular Barry Hilton.Recently Noah became closely associated with mobile services provider Cell C, as its “customer experience officer”, a personality developed as part of the company’s new brand identity. His job was to represent consumers, keep the company on its toes and assist them in understanding the needs of their subscribers.He has also received awards for his ability to get people laughing. At the South African Comedy Awards in 2008 he was the winner in the Best Breakthough Act category.For the past six months, he has been touring the US, entertaining American audiences with his signature brand of stand-up comedy.He says that most of what he talks about, even to American audiences, is about South Africa. His act for The Tonight Show will be no different.“I love telling the story of South Africa whenever I travel the world. We have such an amazing history and telling my story, which is a tiny part of South Africa’s history, is a great joy for me,” he says.In an interview with South African-born arts and entertainment journalist Nadia Neophytou, on her blog Miss Ntertainment, Noah says that he also hopes to use the opportunity to showcase South African comedy, which he believes is of a high standard.“The truth is, there is good and bad comedy everywhere in world. In South Africa we have international quality comedy,” he says.In preparation for his appearance on the show, he has been performing at comedy clubs and shows across the US to perfect his five-minute set.“I have bouts of nervousness, but it is a great opportunity to be on a show like this. I am as ready as I can be,” he says.Trevor Noah’s appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Show will air in the US tonight, and be broadcast on CNBC Africa (DStv channel 410) on Tuesday 10 January at 21:00.
Mourinho only felt Man Utd at their best when…by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho felt he only saw his players at their best mentally when they went a goal down.The Manchester Evening News says Mourinho felt he learnt more about his players when they went a goal behind, and that they would only start performing to their full potential once this happened.After beating Swansea, the Portuguese even explained how going behind worked well for United, despite it piling pressure on him.He said: “The only thing I want to see, but I don’t want to see if it happens, is the team losing and see the way we emotionally react to it because it’s also another stage to be losing and try to change a result.”Because, at the moment, everything is going in our favour but it’s not always motorway. You always find difficult roads and road works and you have to be ready.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Arsenal boss Emery says Holding could face Man Utdby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery says Rob Holding could be ready to face Manchester United tomorrow night.Holding missed the last six months of last season after a cruciate ligament injury in the 2-2 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford in December. Emery said, “After eight or nine months out, it’s a long time, and to recover he needs first to take it bit by bit, to take confidence, to get back to the performance levels we demand.“On Tuesday (in their Carabao Cup defeat of Nottingham Forest), I thought, ‘Wow! He’s coming, Rob Holding’. I don’t know if he is going to start at Old Trafford, but I want from him his spirit, his behaviour and commitment.“He really feels Arsenal Football Club and I want players like him in the dressing room. Last year, Rob started training and playing with us and he progressed a lot.“When he had his injury at Old Trafford, it was maybe at the best moment in his progress.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 26: The Michigan Wolverines Cheerleaders support their team against the Brigham Young Cougars at Michigan Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Cougars 31-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Consensus five-star cornerback recruit Iman Marshall of Long Beach (Calif.) Poly made a visit to Michigan on Monday, and while on campus, he got to don a no. 2 Wolverine jersey. Prospects wearing jerseys with their numbers on them is standard recruiting visit procedure, but no. 2 also happens to be the number of former Michigan star cornerback and 1997 Heisman Trophy winner, Charles Woodson.Marshall celebrated the honor by taking time to pose with a mural of Woodson celebrating the Wolverines’ 1997 Rose Bowl win over Washington State. ichigan pic.twitter.com/wXlwejyW6b— Biggie (@iman_marshall8) January 19, 2015New Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff have already made some noise on the recruiting trail since taking over in Ann Arbor this month, but landing a player of Marshall’s caliber would be a home-run coup. The no. 3 overall player in the country according to Rivals, Marshall has offers from essentially every major program. He already made an official visit to Florida State, and has trips to LSU and Oregon scheduled before signing day.
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are mixed in morning trading Thursday as technology and health care companies rise. Safer, high-dividend stocks in real estate and utilities are also climbing. Banks are falling, and smaller companies continue to lag their larger rivals.The European Central Bank said it will end its bond-buying economic stimulus program at the end of the year, but trimmed its forecasts for economic growth across Europe. Government bond yields in Europe are falling.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index added 5 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 2,656 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 113 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 24,640. The Nasdaq composite edged up 8 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 7,106.Trading has been turbulent this week, but the S&P 500 is on pace for its third gain in four days.The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies fell 2 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 1,452. It’s fallen almost 17 per cent since setting a record high in late August, and over the last few days it’s traded at its lowest level since September 2017. Among other issues, that reflects investors’ fears about slowing economic growth in the U.S. and rising interest rates. Smaller companies are more vulnerable in times of slower growth, and they tend to carry higher levels of debt than larger companies do. Higher rates make those debts more costly.ECB ENDS STIMULUS: The European Central Bank said it will halt its bond-buying program, even though the region’s economy is slowing. It has been pumping money into the economy for almost four years and spent about $3 trillion in the process. The bank isn’t ending its stimulus program entirely, as it will continue to invest money from maturing bonds and will take other steps to encourage banks to lend money.Credit conditions around the world are gradually getting tighter, as the Federal Reserve has been steadily raising interest rates for three years and is letting its balance sheet shrink.European investors appeared to take the news in stride. Germany’s DAX advanced 0.1 per cent while the CAC 40 in France was down 0.1 per cent. Britain’s FTSE 100 index was little changed. Bond prices rose and yields fell in the U.K., Germany, France and other countries.QUACKING ABOUT A DEAL: Insurer Aflac rose 4.6 per cent to $44.86 after it confirmed reports that it’s in discussions with Japan Post Holdings about a possible investment. Aflac said the Japanese shipping and financial conglomerate might take a minority stake in the company.CLEANUP IN AISLE FOUR: CVS Health fell after the New York Post reported that a U.S. District Court judge appears likely to block its purchase of health insurer Aetna at a hearing next week. CVS announced the closing of the $69 billion Aetna deal in late November after the U.S. Department of Justice cleared it. But Judge Richard Leon has reportedly said in hearings that he still has concerns about the antitrust implications of the deal. Citing sources close to the case, the Post said Leon might issue an order barring the two companies from integrating their operations.CVS fell 2.5 per cent to $72.66, and it’s down 8.6 per cent since an earlier hearing on Dec. 3.GE JUICED UP: General Electric climbed 10 per cent to $7.39 after JMorgan Chase analyst C. Stephen Tusa upgraded the stock to “Neutral” from “Underweight” saying it believes the risks and rewards to the stock are balanced. GE has lost almost 60 per cent of its value this year and has plunged almost 90 per cent since the beginning of 2017. The company recently replaced its CEO and slashed its dividend in an attempt to shore up its finances, but analysts are concerned that several of its businesses are years away from being profitable.BREXIT: British Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote among lawmakers from within her Conservative Party, which means she won’t face another leadership challenge for at least another year. Earlier this week the pound fell to 20-month lows after May pulled a vote on her Brexit divorce deal with the European Union. It’s recovered slightly since then.BONDS: Bond prices were little changed. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note remained at 2.90 per cent.ASIA: The Japanese Nikkei 225 index gained 1 per cent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng jumped 1.3 per cent while the Kospi in South Korea added 0.6 per cent.CURRENCIES: The dollar rose to 113.61 yen from 113.22 yen. The euro fell to $1.1344 from $1.1367. The British pound edged down to $1.2630 from $1.2634.ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude oil rose 1 per cent to $51.68 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, the international standard, rose 0.3 per cent to $60.31 per barrel in London.____AP Markets Writer Marley Jay contributed. He can be reached at http://twitter.com/MarleyJayAPMarley Jay, The Associated Press