European Council president Donald Tusk warns UK ‘not to waste’ Halloween Brexit extension

first_img Share European Council president Donald Tusk has warned the UK “not to waste” the extra time to find a way forward with Brexit after the EU agreed to extend Article 50 to Halloween.“Please don’t waste this time,” Tusk told a news conference following eight hours of EU leaders’ talks which culminated in a delay until 31 October. Tags: Brexit Donald Tusk People Theresa May Thursday 11 April 2019 9:15 am He added: “It would be a disaster for business confidence and investment if a similar late-night drama is played out yet again in October.”Read more: EU leaders offer May a Halloween Brexit extensionBrexit minister Kwasi Kwarteng told Sky News this morning that the extension would be long enough to get a deal over the line.He said said the chances of MPs supporting Theresa May’s Brexit deal, which has been defeated three times in the House of Commons, was “improving” and that the plan is to leave the EU before the October deadline.  Read more: Brexit uncertainty will drag down London house prices over 2019Industry groups welcomed the avoidance of a no-deal Brexit tomorrow but warned that the continuing uncertainty was hitting businesses across the UK.The pound was broadly unmoved by last night’s European Council decision to offer Britain the option to delay the Brexit deadline until the end of October, with the possibility of leaving the EU at an earlier date if a withdrawal agreement passes through parliament.British Chambers of Commerce director general Adam Marshall said: “With less than 48 hours to go, the prospect of a messy and disorderly exit on Friday has again been averted. Businesses will be relieved but their frustration with this seemingly endless political process is palpable.“For most businesses, the flextension agreed by the European Council will be preferable to deadlines that are repeatedly moved forward at the last possible moment.” European Council president Donald Tusk warns UK ‘not to waste’ Halloween Brexit extension whatsapp whatsapp Jessica Clark last_img read more

Capital Gazette keeps working, and publishing, after 5 die in newsroom shooting

first_imgNation & World | National News | NPR News | Public SafetyCapital Gazette keeps working, and publishing, after 5 die in newsroom shootingJune 29, 2018 by Bill Chappell, NPR Share:Staff of The Capital put out a newspaper on Friday, one day after a gunman killed five people in its offices at the Capital Gazette. Here, Steve Schuh, county executive of Anne Arundel County, Md., holds a copy of Friday’s paper. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters)“Today we are speechless,” the opinion page of The Capital’s Friday edition reads, a sign that the paper’s staff is still reeling from five of their colleagues being shot and killed. Despite being attacked by a gunman on Thursday, the staff put out a newspaper, with powerful reporting on its own tragedy.That opinion page — A9 — sits almost entirely empty, with a huge blank space where columns and editorials would normally be.Beneath it, the editorial staff wrote, “Tomorrow this page will return to its steady purpose of offering our readers informed opinion about the world around them, that they might be better citizens.”“Yes, we’re putting out a damn paper tomorrow,” the Capital Gazette news outlet said late Thursday night, affirming an earlier statement by reporter Chase Cook.That declaration came as Cook and others reported on the latest news of the shooting and the devastating loss of life in the small newsroom. Cook’s message resonated with many who were following the story, including several journalists who work for other news outlets — who responded by offering to pitch in if they could help The Capital.Capital Gazette journalists worked to report the story of what police say was a “targeted attack” on their place of work, informing the public of what they knew about a shooting that touched them all on deep personal and professional levels.In addition to the tribute in the opinion section, the paper’s front page led with the photos of the five colleagues who were killed:Gerald Fischman, 61, editorial page editorRob Hiaasen, 59, assistant editor/newsJohn McNamara, 56, staff writer and editor for The Bowie Blade-News and The Crofton-West County GazetteRebecca Smith, 34, sales assistantWendi Winters, 65, special publications editorBefore midnight, the newspaper also published focus pieces on each of those who were lost, drawing on reporters from its sister publication, The Baltimore Sun. It did so just eight hours after the shooting had turned The Capital’s newsroom into a chaotic crime scene.“Gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees,” reporter Phil Davis tweeted.He later added, “There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then hear the gunman reload.”The attack came on what was supposed to have been a normal news day — and, for many staff members, a recovery period after covering Maryland’s primary elections on Tuesday. Before the shooting, the big news Thursday was a planned event: Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy.As news of the shooting erupted, staff members who weren’t at the office rushed to learn what had happened, and to report on it. Photojournalist Joshua McKerrow documented the scene as he arrived.McKerrow and Cook continued to work from the scene as details emerged. So did another colleague, veteran reporter Pat Furgurson — who can be seen in photos from the police news conference, holding his phone out to record official updates on the damage sustained by the Capital Gazette newsroom.Setting about their work, the three journalists used the back of Furgurson’s pickup truck as a makeshift desk, as The Capital reports.The Maryland man who is suspected of carrying out the attack is in custody and has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder. The suspect, Jarrod Ramos, had harassed the paper’s staff over a long-running dispute, police say.Early Friday, as Davis tweeted details about Ramos’ planned bail hearing, he wrote, “I can’t sleep, so I’ll do the only thing I can and report.”Many of the messages from other staff members showed the same mix of journalistic commitment and personal loss.After Hiaasen’s death was confirmed, Chase Cook said of the editor via Twitter, “He called me this morning asking about a headline clarification. He was an amazing editor who made me a better reporter.”Of the paper running a Friday edition despite the attack, Cook wrote, “This was not possible without our colleagues and friends at The Baltimore Sun. Thank you all for your work.”McKerrow extended the same gratitude — and last night, he wrote, “I want to thank the first responders for all their work today, and the many journalists who came to cover our tragedy with empathy and respect. I can’t talk about those we’ve lost yet. The loss is unimaginable.”Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.Share this story:last_img read more

Nine All Blacks stats that will terrify England more than the haka

first_img(Source: YouTube)At six foot, three inches and 17 stone, England centre Kyle Eastmond is going to have his work cut out tomorrow.8. Even their reserves are pretty special…Yet even beyond the XV selected to start on Saturday, the All Blacks’ side is packed to the brim with talent. No. IRB Player of the Year wins | Create Infographics4. But as impressive as their past may be, the All Blacks’ present could be even better…Since lifting the World Cup in 2011, Richie McCaw’s men have a jaw-dropping win percentage of 92.3 per cent. 39 games have brought 35 wins, two draws and two losses. Joe Hall 6. And the All Blacks’ most lethal players are playing against England…The seven backs selected by coach Steve Hansen for the match at Twickenham have collectively scored more tries since the World Cup than England as a team put together. New Zealand’s blockbuster centre (Williams has won the country’s boxing heavyweight belt as well as playing in both codes of rugby) scored two tries in the All Blacks’ 74 – 6 demolition of the USA in Chicago last week. He now has a record of eight tries in 20 international matches. Whatever happens, it’s going to be quite a spectacle. Tags: Trading Archive Show Comments ▼ As Stuart Lancaster’s men gear up for the first of their autumn internationals this year, they may want to look away from these incredible All Blacks stats. Players from New Zealand have been nominated for the award 20 times since 2001. England has received six nominations.  whatsapp Friday 7 November 2014 2:35 pm The current All Black crop have acquired a taste for silverware since that World Cup triumph on home soil, having won three consecutive Rugby Championships and three consecutive Bledisloe Cups. The only other side to beat them since the 2011 World Cup? You probably don’t need reminding it was Stuart Lancaster’s England who proved with a rambunctious performance in December 2012 that if you can unsettle the All Blacks early on, they can be thrown off their usual swaggering style. So that’s it then? England should just pack up and go home? Of course not. The All Blacks can and have been beaten. South Africa did so just four weeks ago.  He’s pretty good at stopping tries too: (England’s fate? Source: youtube.com/user/officialRFUTV) At an average of 27 games per player, Aaron Smith, Aaron Cruden, Sonny Bill Williams, Conrad Smith, Julian Savea, Ben Smith and Israel Dagg have scored 74 tries between them. The All Blacks will arrive at Twickenham tomorrow surrounded in more mystique and hype than ever before. The black shirts with the silver fern have always been met with respect around the world – but this current New Zealand side may be the most fearsome ever.center_img Take Beauden Barrett for example. The 23-year-old is arguably Hansen’s third choice fly-half behind Aaron Cruden and the legendary Carter, yet in any other team in the world he’d surely be further up the pecking order. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? 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The speedy no. 10, who can also play at inside centre, scored some impressive tries along the way to his 209 points. McCaw is the third-most capped rugby union player of all time with 134 caps, while hooker Keven Mealamu on the All Blacks’ bench is fifth. (Source: YouTube)9. Experience…Alongside emerging talent such as Barrett, the All Blacks have a wealth of experience to add nouse to their game. If it’s any modicum of comfort for England; Argentina, Scotland and Ireland have never once been able to get the better of the Kiwis. 3. The world’s best players officially come from the small island at the foot of the pacific… Since the International Rugby Board first began its Player of the Year award, six winners from 13 have come from New Zealand. Two-time winner Dan Carter will be missing from the All Blacks this weekend, but captain Richie McCaw – who has won the award three times – will be present, as will current holder Kieran Read. With 1271 points amassed over 39 games, the current All Blacks side average 32.9 points per game. In their 30 games since the World Cup, England have an average of 24 points per game. In 30 games, England have scored 64.7. Sonny Bill Williams…One of those players, Sonny Bill Williams, has only just returned from a two year hiatus playing rugby league in Australia. Yet already he looks back at home in the black jersey. The All Blacks’ starting XV on Saturday has 759 caps between them, compared to England’s 359. It’s going to be a baptism of fire for England debutant Semesa Rokoduguni. Share whatsapp The side coached by Steve Hansen now has the target of becoming the first team to win back-to-back World Cups when the tournament comes to these shores next year. In this form, you wouldn’t bet against them.5. The All Blacks score more than any other major rugby nation…Skillful in tight areas, devastating on the counter-attack, the All Blacks’ dominance is built from their unmatched ability with the ball in hand. New Zealand have scored 144 tries since the world cup, more than any other major rugby nation. 1. Feeling optimistic for England? Be warned, history advises caution…New Zealand have beaten England in more than 80 per cent of their meetings to date, having won 31 of their 39 meetings with the Red Rose. Nine All Blacks stats that will terrify England more than the haka All Blacks; post-RWC record | Create Infographics England vs New Zealand: | Create Infographics2. But England aren’t alone…In fact, no country in the world has a positive win percentage against the men in black. South Africa come closest , having won 39 per cent of their meetings. last_img read more

20 things you’ll never forget about doing your Leaving Cert

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Home We Are Laois A Bit of Fun 20 things you’ll never forget about doing your Leaving Cert We Are LaoisA Bit of Fun Pinterest 20 things you’ll never forget about doing your Leaving Cert Twitter Community TAGSLeaving Cert RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleIn Pictures: Abbeyleix NS officially open new autism unitNext articleLaois girls set to represent the Midlands at prestigious Gaynor Cup competitions LaoisToday Reporter Rugby Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Twitter Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ The Leaving Cert is the one time of your life no one ever wants to relive.And with the exams starting tomorrow for almost 1,000 students in Laois, we at LaoisToday have put togehter a list of the things you’ll never forget.1 – There was always someone who said they lit a candle for you.2 – That one friend who did nothing and still got on well. And there was another friend that never revealed how they got on at all.3 – Everyone looked up in the exam when someone came in with the tray of tea for the superviser.4 – The awkward person sitting outside the exam hall that had to bring you to the toilet.5 – Teachers that told you not cram the night before.6 – Teachers that told you to make sure you crammed. ‘Use every minute you have,’ they said.7 – The pain in your arm from all the writing after English Paper 1.8 – Making sure you brought six pens, five highlighters, pencils, rubbers, tip-ex, rulers and every other bit of stationery into your first exam.9 – Having to borrow a pen for your last exam.10 – The only thing pulling you through the exams was the thought of the holiday to Ibiza later in the summer.11 – Being told never to leave the exam hall until the time was up. But there was always one student that left early to go home to cut silage.12 – People who went to the convents got blessed with Lourdes water before each exam by the head nun.13 – Feeling sorry for the students that did Ag Science, Music, Art or an obscure language. They didn’t do their last exam until the middle of July.14 – Feeling extremely guilty when the supervisor walked by you even if you were doing nothing wrong.15 – That extremely jealous feeling when you’d see someone looking for extra paper. What could they be writing about?!16 – Being told it was the most important exam you’d ever do.17 – Being told by someone else that the Leaving Cert doesn’t matter at all.18 – The guessing game around which poets would come up on English. There was always one person who was convinced they knew if Yeats, Boland or Kavanagh were coming up. The gasps if one or any of the aforementioned didn’t appear would reverberate around the exam hall when the papers were opened.19 – Wanting to punch that person that said an exam was “easy” when it was clearly f***ing impossible.20 – The weather is always unbelievable. Glorious sunshine and searing heat that will last right up until you finish your last exam – just like what we are experiencing right now.SEE ALSO – New Supermac’s project in Portlaoise hit by objections Facebook Community Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 5th June 2018 WhatsApplast_img read more

UN political affairs chief warns against ‘backsliding’ in Ukraine

first_imgUN political affairs chief warns against ‘backsliding’ in Ukraine The United NationsAlthough a ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine has led to a significant decrease in civilian casualties, the overall situation remains fragile unless progress is made on the security and political fronts, the UN’s political affairs chief told the Security Council on Thursday.Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo briefed ambassadors who met virtually to mark the fifth anniversary of a deal to end fighting between Ukraine Government forces and mostly pro-Russian separatists, known as the Minsk II agreement.‘No reason for complacency’ The ceasefire that came into force last July resulted from a summit held in December 2019 between France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine, and was welcomed by the UN Secretary-General who had earlier appealed for a global ceasefire during the COVID-19 pandemic.Ms. DiCarlo described the truce as a welcome development, together with the release and exchange of detainees, but said challenges remain, including in delivering aid amid the pandemic.“The fact that the ceasefire has largely held up and that discussions continue in the established formats is no reason for complacency. Nor is it a substitute for meaningful progress. The risk of backsliding is real if negotiations become deadlocked”, she warned.Ms. DiCarlo expressed concern over the recent increase in security incidents along the contact line separating Government-controlled territory and regions held by separatists.“This dangerous trend needs to be quickly reversed”, she said.Violations continue While violations have reduced since the ceasefire, adherence has weakened over time, according to Halit Cevik of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which has a Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine.“Meanwhile, other violations continued despite the commitments from the sides,” said Mr. Cevik, the Mission’s Chief Monitor. He reported that improvements to military structures were observed on both sides of the contact line, while heavy weapons and “military-type positions” have been spotted in civilian areas.The parties had also agreed to open two new checkpoints along the contact line by last November. The move would have facilitated aid delivery to people who had been relatively isolated, said Heidi Grau, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in- Office.“Unfortunately, three months after the scheduled opening, both checkpoints remain unilaterally closed while negotiations on technical details are ongoing,” she said. “And yet, I remain optimistic that these questions can be solved and the checkpoints opened soon.”COVID-19 and humanitarian challenges Humanitarian access remains a significant challenge in Eastern Ukraine, where more than 3.4 million civilians, mainly women and elderly persons, still require sustained assistance.The pandemic has only worsened the situation, with freedom of movement across the contact line further restricted. Ms. DiCarlo stressed the need for action on both sides.“We urge all actors with influence to help lift undue restrictions on freedom of movement across the contact line and secure the opening of additional exit and entry crossing points,” she said. /UN News Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, anniversary, Eastern, Europe, France, Germany, Government, Humanitarian, military, Minsk, Russia, Secretary-General, security, Security Council, Ukraine, UNlast_img read more

WATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Wednesday, March 3, 2021

first_imgWATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Wednesday, March 3, 2021Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, March 3, 2021in: Newsshare 0 WATCH: K–12 educators now eligible for vaccine ; Johnson & Johnson vaccine approved ; Alzheimer’s Association looks at disparity issues ; Camp Hope reopens in Battle Ground ; Clark College passes on spring sports. The Biden administration issued a directive pushing states to prioritize educators and childcare workers for COVID-19 vaccines, and Washington is adding them to Phase 1B-…Read more Posted by Chris Brown|Tuesday, March 2, 2021 |in : NewsK-12 educators, childcare workers added now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Washington Alzheimer’s Association finds rising case numbers and disparities in Washington and nation-wide Athletes had received the news in recent days, and Clark College made it official Tuesday, calling off baseball, softball and track and field this academic year.Read more AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestshare 0 Previous : Registration now open for Camp Hope in Battle Ground Next : Western States Workgroup approves Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for useAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Western States Workgroup approves Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for use The single-dose vaccine is easier to ship and store, meaning it will likely be used mostly in rural areas around the state.Read more Alzheimer’s disease continues to grow across the United States and the world, and like many health crises, it affects certain populations worse than others. But it doesn’…Read more K-12 educators, childcare workers added now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Washington Clark College opts out of spring sports Posted by ClarkCountyToday.com|Tuesday, March 2, 2021 |in : SportsClark College opts out of spring sports Camp Hope is open for business with safety precautions in place to continue providing outdoor education for students and foster children.Read more Registration now open for Camp Hope in Battle Ground Posted by Chris Brown|Wednesday, March 3, 2021 |in : NewsWestern States Workgroup approves Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for use Posted by Jacob Granneman|Wednesday, March 3, 2021 |in : HealthAlzheimer’s Association finds rising case numbers and disparities in Washington and nation-wide Posted by ClarkCountyToday.com|Wednesday, March 3, 2021 |in : YouthRegistration now open for Camp Hope in Battle Ground last_img read more

Bus from the movie ‘Speed’ to cross the auction block

first_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ‹ Previous Next › The bus’ current owner picked it up from Twentieth Century Fox after filming wrapped in ’94. It joins a host of other Speed memorabilia up for grabs at Profiles in History’s Icons & Legends of Hollywood sale June 5 through 8. Also up for sale are a cutaway bus also used in filming; the Harley-Davidson driven by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2: Judgment Day; and the 1951 Studebaker “loaner” Jim Carrey drives in the Mask.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The “hero” bus used in the filming of 1994’s “Speed.” advertisement Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A still from the 1994 film “Speed,” about a bus that couldn’t slow down. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Trending Videos One of the dozen-odd buses used in the filming of 1994’s Speed is set to cross the auction block early June for an expected US$20,000 to $30,000 (or, Canadian, $25,000 to $38,000).The 1966 General Motors TDH-5303 “fishbowl” up for sale is apparently one of Speed‘s two surviving movie buses, and one of the hero vehicles used in principal filming.As the “star” of the film (about a bus rigged by a terrorist to blow if its speed dropped below 50 mph) it’s undoubtedly one of the most famous buses in the world. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. RELATED TAGSNews See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everlast_img read more

CU Homecoming Features Parade, Kordell Stewart, Free Concert

first_imgCU-Boulder’s 2006 Homecoming festivities begin Friday, Oct. 6, with a 2 p.m. coaches’ autograph session at the University Memorial Center, a 4 p.m. CU-Texas A&M soccer game at Prentup Field and the annual Homecoming Parade on University Hill at 4:30 p.m. The Homecoming parade will feature a number of floats from CU residence halls, student groups, Greeks and the community at large. It will be led by Grand Marshall Professor Dennis Van Gerven and Honorary Grand Marshall Kordell Stewart. Van Gerven is a two-time winner of the Boulder Faculty Assembly Teaching Award, the Herd and SOAR teaching awards, the Honors Program teaching award, the Excellence in Education Outstanding Professor Award and was the 1998-99 Carnegie Foundation Colorado Teacher of the Year. Stewart is the Big Eight Conference’s all-time total offense leader, was first-team All Big Eight in 1994 and MVP of the 1995 Fiesta Bowl. He’ll be forever remembered as a key player in “The Catch” during the come-from-behind victory over Michigan in 1994. Stewart was a second-round draft pick by the Steelers in 1995 and was an All Pro selection in 2001. A CU pep rally will follow the parade at about 5:15 p.m. at 13th Street and University Avenue. The pep rally will feature head football Coach Dan Hawkins, CU football players and the Colorado basketball teams. A free outdoor concert will follow the pep rally at lot 204 on the CU-Boulder campus, across from the Euclid Avenue Autopark. Following is a schedule of Homecoming activities: Friday, Oct. 6 o2 p.m. Coaches’ autograph session, CU Book Store, UMC atrium o4 p.m. CU Soccer vs. Texas A&M, Prentup Field o4:30 p.m. Annual Homecoming Parade, University Hill o5:15 p.m. Pep rally, awards ceremony with CU coaches, 13th and University o7 p.m. Concert, The Motet with opener Filthy Children, lot 204 o7 p.m. Pearl Street Stampede, CU Marching Band, Courthouse on Pearl Saturday, Oct. 7 o10:30 a.m. Journalism Homecoming, Armory building, CU campus o11:30 a.m. Alumni pre-game party, Benson Field, CU campus o1:30 p.m. CU Football vs. Baylor, Folsom Field o8 p.m. “All That I Have Lost” theater premiere, University Mainstage Theater Sunday, Oct. 8 onoon Colorado Creed Community Cleanup, UMC South Terrace o1 p.m. CU Soccer vs. Texas, Prentup Field o2 p.m. Master of Fine Arts Dance Concert, Irey Theater CU sponsors for Homecoming include UCSU, Arts and Sciences Student Government, Program Council, Office of Student Affairs, Athletics Department, Chancellor’s Office and Housing and Dining Services. Community sponsors include the Daily Camera, University Hill General Improvement District, 29th Street, PEH Architects, Pasta Jay’s, Hill Alliance, CU Book Store, Wells Fargo and TEBO Development. Football tickets to the Colorado vs. Baylor football game are still available by calling (303) 49BUFFS, or (303) 492-8337. For more information about homecoming go to www.cuhomecoming.com. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Oct. 2, 2006 last_img read more

Orange reveals MEA strategy, launches separate holding entity

first_img Español AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 03 JUL 2015 Kavit Majithia Orange makes secure cloud pact for French market Orange Ventures injects €30M into new fund Previous ArticleIndia moves to nationwide mobile number portabilityNext ArticleHuawei CEO continues European charm offensive Tags Las grandes operadoras europeas ponen condiciones a las RAN abiertascenter_img Author Related AfricaMiddle EastOrange Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Home Orange reveals MEA strategy, launches separate holding entity Orange yesterday reaffirmed ambitions to grow its presence across Africa and the Middle East via acquisition, as the company established a separate holding company for its operations in the regions, effective from this month.The move, which has been mooted for over year, will see Orange launch a holding company for all its assets in both regions under a single legal framework. Orange operates in 19 countries across Africa and the Middle East and said it has ambitions to grow revenue by approximately 5 per cent every year through to 2018. It also aims to increase operating profit faster than sales growth.Speaking at Orange’s Africa and Middle East event in London, deputy CEO and CFO Ramon Fernandez (pictured) added that the separate entity could potentially be used to attract new investors and strategic partners to team up with Orange. Most recently, the company said it was looking for investors in Egypt, while planning to increase its stake in Morocco’s Meditel.“We do a lot in both regions, so we wanted to create a clearer means of communication,” he said. “Now you can access our revenue and EBITDA performance specific to this part of the world. We could use it to work on strategic partners and develop our activities here, which we believe will be popular. When you look around, there is not a lot of scope for international companies to invest in Africa and this could be a way in.”Fernandez refuted claims that setting up the separate entity could be a way for Orange to eventually exit the region, stating that the move “reaffirms more than ever the company’s commitment to grow in both regions”.He however remains more open to potential flotation in the future, stating that “we could look at a listing at some point. We are creating conditions for opportunities as they arise”.Orange has “open mind” over acquisitions Orange revealed its Africa and Middle East unit is presently the group’s most profitable, with a 33 per cent average increase in revenue, compared to 31 per cent in other regions.It added that its strategy for Europe is based around convergence, which was reaffirmed by its proposed acquisition of Spain’s Jazztel. Fernandez also said it was not looking to expand anywhere else, apart from its three core markets.“We are not trying to be an operator in Asia, Latin America or North America. We are an operator in Europe, Africa and the Middle East and that’s where we want to be.”In Africa and the Middle East, Fernandez said the company was looking at possible acquisition targets to grow its presence, and did not rule out a move for Airtel’s assets in Africa, where the Indian company is rumoured to be looking to exit.“We know we can build,” he said. When you look at our track record, coupled with our existing presence, we are in a position to add assets if we find them at the right price. We will focus to look at potential opportunities and we have an open mind over the potential that exists.”last_img read more

Ericsson ups 5G subscriber forecast

first_img Related Tags Equipment vendor Ericsson ramped its predictions for 5G subscriptions in the period to end-2024 by an extra 400 million, due to rapid early momentum and enthusiasm for the technology following initial launches.In its latest Mobility Report, the company said 5G subscriptions were now expected to reach 1.9 billion in 2024, up from its previous forecast in November 2018 of 1.5 billion subscriptions, an increase of almost 27 per cent.The updated forecast comes as operators begin to accelerate deployments and users begin to switch to 5G devices, it stated.Ericsson also upped its forecast for 5G coverage from 40 per cent to 45 per cent of the world’s population in five years’ time, a figure which could surge to 65 per cent due to spectrum sharing, which enables deployments on LTE frequency bands.The vendor said its increased confidence regarding uptake of the technology was in part due to the strong commitment of chipset and device vendors, key to the acceleration of 5G. In the short-term, it predicted more than 10 million 5G subscriptions by the end of 2019, as compatible smartphones across all the main spectrum bands become available and an increasing number of networks go live.Indeed officials in South Korea, one of the first countries to launch 5G, in May said 260,000 subscribers had signed up for the technology just weeks after commercial launches.FervourFredrik Jejdling, EVP and head of Ericsson’s Networks business, said 5G’s rapid pace already reflects “service providers’ and consumers’ enthusiasm for the technology”.As is common across the industry, particularly in Europe, Jejdling cautioned “the full benefits can only be reaped with the establishment of a solid ecosystem in which technology, regulatory, security and industry partners all have a part to play”.In other highlights from the report, Ericsson said total mobile data traffic continued to soar globally, up 82 per cent year on year in Q1 2019. By end-2024, it expects 131 exabytes to be consumed each month, 35 per cent of which will be over 5G networks.Ericsson also forecast there will be 4.1 billion cellular IoT connections globally in 2024, up from 1 billion today. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Previous ArticleIBM expert wants security placed at heart of 5GNext ArticleBharti Airtel settles Tanzania ownership row Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Asia Author Telkomsel turns on 5G in major citiescenter_img Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 11 JUN 2019 5GEricsson Home Ericsson ups 5G subscriber forecast Kavit Majithia Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelonalast_img read more