Samsung appoints ex-NSN boss as it attacks mobile networking market

first_img Google renueva Android y muestra novedades en IA PeopleSamsung Home Samsung appoints ex-NSN boss as it attacks mobile networking market Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 05 FEB 2014 KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Samsung boosts logic chip investment by $34Bcenter_img Richard Handford Previous ArticleSony looking to sell PC business, focus on mobile — reportNext ArticleVivendi seeking €7B in loans for SFR spinoff – report Author Asia Samsung has appointed Giuseppe Donagemma (pictured), a former senior NSN exec, as the new head of its mobile networking business in Europe.The choice of Donagemma as head of Samsung Networks Europe is not the first hire from its rival as the South Korean giant tries to drag up the less-heralded side of its mobile business.Last autumn Samsung snapped up former NSN chief executive Simon Beresford-Wylie for a key role at its networking business.Donagemma was previously “responsible for Nokia Solutions and Networks in Europe”, according to Samsung. However, NSN’s own website (which curiously still discloses Donagemma’s details), describes him as “head of west south Europe region”, a slightly different title.Samsung’s announcement praises Donagemma for having “ensured healthy profitability for the company (NSN) at a time of global economic crisis”.Since leaving NSN, he has been an adviser and board member for several technology and private equity firms.The Samsung Networks Europe unit was set up to strengthen the vendor’s presence in the region. So far, customers are sparse although the Korean vendor is the sole supplier of a LTE network to 3 Ireland. Relatedlast_img read more

Chinese peacekeepers heading to South Sudan for one-year mission

first_imgChinese peacekeepers in South Sudan honored by U.N. KUNMING, CHINA – MAY 17: The first batch of peacekeepers of the 17th Chinese peacekeeping force to Lebanon checks in before leaving for a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission at Changshui International Airport on May 17, 2018 in Kunming, Yunan Province of China. 410 Chinese peacekeepers will take over the responsibility of the 16th Chinese peacekeeping force and perform a one-year mission abroad. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images) FILE PHOTO: KUNMING, CHINA – MAY 17: The first batch of peacekeepers of the 17th Chinese peacekeeping force to Lebanon checks in before leaving for a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission at Changshui International Airport on May 17, 2018 in Kunming, Yunan Province of China. 410 Chinese peacekeepers will take over the responsibility of the 16th Chinese peacekeeping force and perform a one-year mission abroad. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)A contingent of 240 Chinese peacekeepers left Zhangjiakou for a one-year mission in South Sudan.The contingent constitutes the first batch of a 700-member peacekeeping infantry battalion dispatched by China.They will be tasked with guarding, patrolling, escorting, isolating conflicts, restoring orders, recusing and other security missions.All members of the battalion have undergone a three-month training session designed on the basis of the security situations in South Sudan and have passed a test, said Han Tao, the battalion commander.Related Chinese peacekeepers in South Sudan keenly following CPC Congresscenter_img China to send 268 peacekeepers to South Sudanlast_img read more

Immediate job openings in La Follette area

first_imgLAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – P & P Construction has immediate openings for security guards in the La Follette area.  All shifts are available.  However, prospective hires must pass a pre-employment drug screening.Pay is $10.50 an hour with a weekly payday.For more information, call P & P Construction at 606.632.2749 or email your resume’ to [email protected]  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/27/2020-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img

Watch : Typical Courtois howler against Russia

first_imgAdvertisement cpu98jhNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7qxgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4172( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ffzv4eWould you ever consider trying this?😱8uoCan your students do this? 🌚gsRoller skating! Powered by Firework Thibaut Courtois went from the World Cup golden glove to being branded Real Madrid’s worst signing in its history. This transformation is somehow intertwined with the cause and effect of Real Madrid’s downfall in club football. However, last night it was evident that Courtois’ poor performances have nothing to do with RM as he produced a severe mishap against Russia while playing for Belgium.Advertisement Courtois tries to be Eden Hazard in his own box and as a result losing the ball to Russian attackers in a failed dribble. “Howler” would be an understatement.Advertisement  The former Chelsea keeper has kept ONLY 8 clean sheets for Real Madrid in the 24 appearances he has made. In that time, he has let in a good 30 goals. So much for a forced transfer from a reasonably decent flowing Chelsea.Courtois has also received jeers and mockery from Atletico supporters who are having to see one of their previously fan favourite keeper between the sticks for tejir arch rivals Real Madrid. Advertisementlast_img read more

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, Jan. 3, 2020

first_imgThere are many important conservation and environmental stories Mongabay isn’t able to cover.Here’s a digest of some of the significant developments from the week.If you think we’ve missed something, feel free to add it in the comments.Mongabay does not vet the news sources below, nor does the inclusion of a story on this list imply an endorsement of its content. Tropical forestsThe rush to meet the global demand for avocados could be fueling conflict in Mexico (The Guardian).Germany will continue to support national parks in Tanzania (eTurboNews).A scientist who studies rainforests has helped create a scientist Barbie doll (The Washington Post).Some 62,000 square kilometers (24,000 square miles) of the Amazon rainforest disappeared in the 2010s (Undark, The Hill).Blockchain could help conservationists root out deforestation in Africa (The Philadelphia Tribune).Other newsScientists say the oldest known rhino has died in Tanzania (The New York Times).A nuclear waste facility in the Marshall Islands could be threatened by climate change (Los Angeles Times).The evolution of cultures in China has led to the shrinking of large animal habitats over the past 2,000 years (Phys.Org).The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency still plans to move forward with the easing of standards for vehicle gas mileage and water pollution (The Washington Post) …… But even Trump appointees question the lack of scientific basis for environmental regulation rollbacks (The New York Times).New research has connected changes in day-to-day weather with climate change (The Washington Post).Flying lanterns used to celebrate New Year’s Eve may have sparked a fire that killed 30 animals at a German zoo (The New York Times).Rebounding fish populations have led to the opening of trawling in the Pacific Ocean (Capital Public Radio).The DNA of endangered sharks has turned up in pet food (Hakai Magazine).Banner image of a fishing trawler by skagman via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0).FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Article published by John Cannon Conservation, Environment, Weekly environmental news update center_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more

Sri Lanka’s divine pests: Peafowl problem calls for human action (Commentary)

first_imgArticle published by dilrukshi Sri Lanka has a long list of pests, among them the Indian peafowl (Pavo cristatus), a protected species of significant cultural and religious importance to the country’s Buddhist and Hindu populations.Peafowls, among the largest member of the pheasant family, reproduce quickly and have spread throughout the island as their natural predators have waned, due largely to human activity.Researchers warn that delays in taking long- and short-term action to get the peafowl population under control will result in increasingly severe damage to farmers’ crops and loss of ecological integrity in the rainforests and other sensitive ecosystems where the species is an ecological pest.This post is a commentary. The views expressed are those of the author, not necessarily Mongabay. What is a pest? It implies a value judgment: harmful to whom?A pigeon is not harmful to the pigeon hawk. But let feral populations multiply in cities, where they and their nests foul human structures, and they are considered pests. Tourists pay to see wild elephants and monkeys, but when they come into your rice paddy or home garden, it becomes an emergency. Introduced species, without their natural predators and diseases, can quickly become ecological pests by outcompeting or preying on native species. Even native species can become pests when their natural habitats have been degraded and destabilized by humans.Introduced pestsSri Lanka has a long list of pests, among them the apple snail, giant snail, rainbow trout, knifefish, marble catfish, janitor fish, and red-eared slider turtles. They are not pests in their native countries or in their original habitats, but when they are moved to new habitats they can become ecological pests. Some native animals, such as wild boars, crested porcupines, house crows, and spotted deer, or chital, have also crossed that line. The newest member added to the list is the Indian peafowl (Pavo cristatus). Although native to the Indian subcontinent, including Sri Lanka, it has been widely introduced to other parts of the world.It was formerly restricted to limited habitats in dry and arid zone forests in Sri Lanka, especially in the southeastern lowlands, but pressures from growing human populations have pushed the peafowl into wetter zones, including rainforests. Recently it has invaded the entire country except Colombo, the capital. Weighing more than 5 kilograms (12 pounds), it is the largest and heaviest member of the pheasant family (Phasianidae), except for North America’s wild turkeys.A diurnal bird, it spends the day foraging and roosts in groups — noisily — in tall trees at night. It reproduces quickly, reaching sexual maturity within two years and laying seven or eight eggs at a time, which take a month to hatch. It lives up to 15 years in the wild. This highly adaptable bird consumes a vast range of foods, including seeds, insects, fruits, reptiles and small mammals.Native to the Indian subcontinent, including Sri Lanka, the Indian peafowl has been widely introduced to other parts of the world. Image courtesy of Al Diaz/Miami Herald.Shrinking predator populations In their intact, native habitats, peafowl populations are controlled by predators such as leopards, jackals, hawk-eagles, mongooses and pythons; monitor lizards and other reptiles are also egg predators. But where humans have driven down predator populations, the peafowl’s adaptability and high reproductive potential (forces of natural selection) have resulted in rapid population growth. The spread of arid zones resulting from human disturbance has also encouraged the spread of peafowl populations.During the past decade, the overbreeding populations became an agro-pest, damaging crops such as groundnuts, tomatoes, rice paddies, chilis, watermelons, long beans, and even bananas. The peafowl is already identified as the top agro-pest in Sri Lanka.But as the species is protected by law, farmers do not dare kill them openly; and there is a religious-cultural aspect linked to this  conservation issue.In Hinduism, the god of destruction, Lord Shiva, has two sons. The elder, Kartikeya or Murugan, is one of the more powerful gods in Hindu canon, the god of war, believed to reside in Kataragama, southeastern Sri Lanka. Kartikeya is revered not only by Hindus, but by most Buddhists, who comprise the majority of Sri Lankans. Kartikeya’s vahana, or divine vehicle, is the peafowl, and the powerful deity is always symbolized mounted on a peacock.Due to respect for (or the fear of) this deity, many people are loathe to eat peafowl. (Doing so is also illegal in Sri Lanka.) However, the peafowl has no restrictions and eats almost anything in sight.A flock of peafowls, each 10 times the size of a domestic chicken, can destroy a patch of habitat or a crop within a couple of hours. When a legally protected pest belongs to a god, from whom may farmers seek help?When a pest belongs to a godThe reluctance by the farmers to take action to control the rapid population growth of peafowls is largely influenced by this religious and cultural inhibition.Ironically, the vahana of Kartikeya’s brother, Ganesha, is Dinka the mouse, representing speed and sharpness — another pest, but one that is trapped and killed daily in rural and urban households.There are only two ways to reduce the size of a species’ population: mortality (or other cause of reduced recruitment) and emigration. The latter is the permanent movement of individuals out of a population. But since Sri Lanka is an island, the solution must involve mortality.It has been more than three years since peafowls were identified as an ecological pest. Even though Buddhists understand that death is a common truth for any living organism, culling is not accepted by the Buddhist-majority society. If culling is not accepted, the relevant authorities collaborating with environmentalists must find a quick solution, because animal welfare activists have no practical solutions to the problems.If the government does not find a solution, farmers may start killing peafowls despite their holiness, as they have no alternative to protect their crops.Where damage is severe, poisoning and killing for meat has been observed. Although the majority of Sri Lankans are Buddhist, per capita meat consumption was 7.1 kg (15.5 lb) per year in 2013.Lord Kartikeya’s vahana, or divine vehicle, is the peafowl. He is always depicted mounted on a peacock. Image via Pixabay.Consuming ‘holy meat’With the current price of chicken at $4 per kg, poachers can get peafowl meat for free, even though it is a “holy meat.”Therefore, temporary removal of the peafowl from the protected list may reduce the pressure on farmers, as it did with wild boars.Culling on farmlands will not permanently solve the problem, as the fowls have already invaded rainforests. It is no use closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. Since native snakes, lizards, frogs and small mammals have become regular prey for peafowls, this is a major threat to the biodiversity that remains in highly fragmented rainforest patches in the wet zone.The wet zone has already been highly degraded by unplanned development projects since independence in 1948. Even though degradation started during the colonial period, unsustainable massive developments — airports, harbors, highways, buildings, and so on — increased in the 1980s and accelerated in the 2000s.A flock of peafowls, each ten times the size of a domestic chicken, can destroy patch of a crop within couple of hours. Image courtesy of Laxmi Narayana.Culling as a temporary solution Damage to open grasslands, wetlands and marshes in both dry and wet zones caused most natural peafowl predators to become locally extinct or greatly reduced. For an example, jackals, which maintain food chains and stabilize prey populations, declined significantly.There were news reports recently that an airplane hit a jackal while landing at Mattala International Airport in southern Sri Lanka. In addition to these massive projects, the dredging and draining of wetlands, the discharge of industrial effluents, sewage, garbage disposal and agrochemical runoff, and hydrological modifications have accelerated the shrinking rate of predator populations.With culling as a temporary solution, a permanent solution is to enrich the predator habitats and enforce hunting laws for sustainable conservation. Although predation is a natural way to reduce a prey population, the response is slower than culling. It will take at least 10 years to show any progress of population decline of peafowls.It is impossible to think that the government will undo all developments and enrich jackal habitats, even if it is the same wish of the public.However, any delay in taking long-term or short-term action will result in severe crop damage and loss of ecological integrity. The decline of endemic biodiversity at alarming rates, especially of endemic snakes, may result in the overbreeding of other pests too, like mice and rats, which are controlled by snakes.Failure to urgently address the problem of peafowls will create fresh problems.A.A. Thasun Amarasinghe is a herpetologist, taxonomist, ecologist and conservation scientist currently working as a senior research scientist at the Research Center for Climate Change–University of Indonesia. He has published nearly 100 research articles on biodiversity, ecology, biogeography, taxonomy, and conservation, and introduced more than 15 new species to  science from Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia and Vietnam.ReferencesAlahakoon, A. U., Jo, C., & Jayasena, D. D. (2016). An overview of meat industry in Sri Lanka: A comprehensive review. Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources, 36(2), 137–144. doi:10.5851/kosfa.2016.36.2.137Clothey, F.W. (1978). The Many Faces of Murukan: The History and Meaning of a South Indian God. Berlin, Germany: Walter de Gruyter.Jordania, J. (2011). Peacock’s Tail: Tale of Beauty and Intimidation. In Why do People Sing? Music in Human Evolution (pp. 192-196). Tbilisi, Georgia: Logos.Lowe, S., Browne, M., Boudjelas, S., & De Poorter, M. (2000). 100 of the world’s worst invasive alien species: A selection from the Global Invasive Species Database. The Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG), Species Survival Commission (SSC), World Conservation Union (IUCN).Trivedi, P., & Johnsingh, A. J. T. (1995). Diet of Indian peafowl Pavo cristatus Linn in Gir Forest, Gujarat. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 92(2), 262-263.Whistler, H. (1949). Popular Handbook of Indian Birds. London, U.K.: Gurney and Jackson.Banner image of  an Indian peafowl at the Yala National Park in southern Sri Lanka, by Geoff Brooks via Splash. Animals, Conservation, Environment, Overpopulation center_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more

[Tennis] Nick Kyrgios en fait de nouveau des tonnes à Rome

first_img“Il a une obsession maladive avec le besoin d’être aimé. Il veut être Roger. Il veut être tellement aimé que je n’arrive pas à supporter ça. Ça en devient embarrassant”, a-t-il dit.“Peu importe le nombre de Grands Chelems qu’il remportera, il ne sera jamais le plus grand pour moi. Tout simplement parce que je l’ai affronté deux fois et, désolé, si tu ne peux pas me battre, tu n’es pas le plus grand de l’histoire”, a-t-il ajouté au sujet de Djokovic.Il s’en est également pris à Nadal, son “opposé total”.“Quand il me bat, tout va bien, il te dit que tu es un adversaire difficile et que tu as bien joué… Mais quand je l’ai battu, il s’est mis à dire : ‘Il ne me respecte pas, il ne respecte pas mes fans, il n’a aucun respect pour le jeu’. Mais de quoi parle-t-il ? Je jouais de cette façon auparavant et rien n’a changé !”, a-t-il estimé.Un match normal avec Nick KYRGIOS..#ATPRoma pic.twitter.com/nkx9N98tfO— Le Pronosticoeur ♥️ (@Pronostycoeur) 16 mai 2019AFP/LQ Partager Nick Kyrgios a ajouté jeudi une nouvelle ligne à sa légende : après avoir reçu un jeu de pénalité dans le 3e set de son match face à Casper Ruud au 2e tour du Masters 1000 de Rome, il a jeté une chaise sur le court avant de quitter le court.L’Australien, qui avait réglé violemment ses comptes avec Novak Djokovic et Rafael Nadal lors d’une interview la veille, a totalement vrillé au début du 3e set. Après un échange verbal avec l’arbitre, il a reçu un jeu de pénalité, ce qui l’a fait craquer. Il a alors jeté sa raquette, puis balancé une chaise sur le court avant de ranger ses raquettes et quitter le court non sans avoir serré la main de l’arbitre. Il est donc automatiquement disqualifié.Après sa victoire face au Russe Daniil Medvedev la veille, l’Australien avait déjà fait des siennes. Dans une interview accordée à un journaliste américain, il avait dit tout le mal qu’il pensait du n°1 mondial Novak Djokovic.last_img read more

Africa’s EASSy cable set for upgrade

first_img31 January 2014French telecommunications company Alcatel-Lucent is set to upgrade the 10 000-kilometre EASSy submarine cable system linking South Africa to Sudan with the latest 100 gigabit-per-second (Gb/s) technology.Announcing the upgrade last week, the company said the upgrade would ultimately enable the system to carry capacity in excess of 10 terabits per second, boosting ultra-broadband capacity in eastern and southern Africa and strengthening its connectivity with Europe, the Middle East and Asia.“Since EASSy entered service in 2010, we have seen enormous growth in demand for capacity on the system”, EASSy management committee chairman Chris Wood said in a statement.“This upgrade will add an additional 400Gb/s per second of capacity throughout the system, using Alcatel-Lucent’s advanced coherent 100Gb/s technology, and enables us to take a further step in offering our customers the ultra-broadband capacity needed for innovative services and applications.”The Eastern African Submarine Cable System (EASSy) is owned and operated by a group of 17 shareholders, 92% of which are African – including South Africa’s MTN, Neotel, Telkom and Vodacom – and 8% of which international.The system directly links eight countries from Sudan to South Africa via Djibouti, Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar, Comores and Mozambique, interconnecting with a number of international cable networks for connectivity to Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and AsiaEASSy investors, along with others, are continuing to extend the system’s connectivity inland into Africa via terrestrial fibre networks linking coastal and land-locked countries to the cable.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

5 M-Commerce Tips and Tricks for Retailers

first_imgWhether retailers are ready for it or not, shopping has gone mobile. Consumers are doing more product research and actual purchasing on their phones, and that’s not too surprising. Overall, mobile searches surpassed desktop searches in 2015. People shop where they’re comfortable and where they spend their time, and data shows quite often that’s on mobile.Retail is changing in many ways, and this is another way retailers need to adjust. Online-only retailers may already be well on their way to creating positive m-commerce experiences, but for omnichannel retailers, mobile may seem daunting. M-commerce doesn’t have to be that difficult, though, especially if you prepare. The following tips and tricks will help you build a mobile shopping experience that pleases customers and benefits your business.1. Design the Shopping Experience for M-CommerceFirst, make sure your website has a mobile version that’s designed with these shoppers in mind. What works on a desktop isn’t necessarily the same as what works on mobile, so don’t assume it is. A user-friendly mobile site with clear product offerings, descriptive buttons, and easy-to-find security and shipping information goes a long way in helping facilitate customers’ purchases. When people have a positive experience on your mobile site, they’re more likely to come back.2. Promote Mobile PaymentsNot surprisingly, as mobile shopping increases, mobile payments are also on the rise. As these increase in popularity, retailers should take steps to integrate this feature into their sites and promote it so customers know it’s an option. Shoppers want convenience, and mobile payments are another way you can eliminate obstacles at checkout.3. Develop an AppWhen created wisely, apps can be quite beneficial for retailers. That being said, your app will need to go beyond providing a place to browse products. You should consider including mobile payment capabilities, shipping and tracking information, store location and layout information, and chatbots. Some retailers go so far as to include technology like augmented reality. You want your app to provide an immersive, helpful experience, so personalized, user-friendly features are key.Most importantly, make sure your mobile app works well and runs fast. A slow, laggy experience can damage customer experience, making them unlikely to use the app in the future. Program your app to sync with a strong communication network, including Wi-Fi and cellular.4. Harness Beacon TechnologyA lot of shoppers use mobile for shopping at home or while on the go, but that doesn’t mean mobile is separate from retail stores. With beacon technology, retailers can interact with customers while they’re in stores, providing relevant information, offers, and customer service to customers’ phones based on their behavior. By combining mobile and beacon technology, retailers can bridge the gap between in-store and online shopping and create a real omnichannel experience.5. Provide Mobile to Employees in StoresYou’ve likely heard that retail locations need to provide experiences, not just places for transactions. Arming store associates with technology helps them provide better shopping experiences for customers. When an associate has a mobile device, he or she can find information and complete transactions for customers right on the sales floor, eliminating the need for the customer to wait in line at a register. This technology can make the experience feel easier and more personal for shoppers — more like a helpful conversation and less like a quick transaction — and it equips employees with the tools they need to sell better.Retail is evolving quickly, and adapting to new technologies isn’t optional anymore. A mobile retail landscape doesn’t have to be scary, though. Use it wisely, and mobile can be a significant asset.Discover more about how technology can benefit retail and keep up with the latest retail technology news at the retail category of the IT Peer Network.last_img read more

LaMo skips three summons, ED replies back- seeking non-bailable warrant

first_imgThe Enforcement Directorate and Lalit Modi case is turning into a cat and mouse game.First, the ED issues summons against former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi in a Rs 470 crore money laundering case to his legal firm – Wadia Ghandy. After three days – it is returned back. Modi tweets saying, he is waiting for the summons in London.ED makes the second attempt by sending the summons via email to Modi’s email ID, but instead of acknowledging it, again Modi tweets denying the summons but also suggesting ED officials to follow the rules.In third and the last attempt, the ED officials visited Nirlon House in Worli, Mumbai – to paste the copy of summons on the third floor, where Modi Enterprises’ office was located, but now shifted. It was followed with panchnama and signature of few witnesses too. But till today, Lalit Modi has not received any summons from the ED.The failure of Modi to accept all three summons was the main ground for the ED officials to seek the non-bailable warrant against Lalit Modi in money laundering case. On Monday, the ED moved a special PMLA court in Mumbai seeking issuance of a non-bailable warrant – NBW against Modi under PMLA Act.While seeking a warrant of arrest, ED’s advocate explained the Court how Lalit Modi diverted “thousand of crores of money outside India,”, how he “ignored all the summons issued to him under PMLA Act,”. how, he “non-cooperated with ED officials throughout the investigation, both in FEMA and PMLA case” and why, “a warrant of arrest of Modi is needed to take the entire case to a logical conclusion.”advertisementPrior to that, the PMLA Court blasted the ED officials for taking almost three years to seek a non-bailable warrant in this money laundering case. The Judge questioned the department – why it took so much time to investigate, what steps has been taken till now against Modi, why ED was sleeping all these years before asking for a non-bailable warrant today, and so on.While replying back, the legal team of agency revealed its difficulty on two front – one the crime branch of Chennai Police has not filed its chargesheet against Modi, which is delaying the entire case to certain extent. Moreover, the non-cooperation of Lalit Modi, himself. Since 2008 to till date, Modi has blocked ED officials to get all those clinching evidences against him.”But this time, we have strong evidences against Lalit Modi in hand, which makes our case quite fit for a non-bailable warrant against him,” ED’s advocate said.The legal team explained the Court how ED could Modi in the country, once non-bailable warrant is passed – with the support of foreign treaties with UK.In 2010, BCCI had registered an FIR in Chennai against Modi and others under various provisions of IPC. While two years later in 2012, ED filed a case under PMLA, in connection with a multi-crore rupees television rights deal of IPL.Off late, a criminal letter of request has been issued by special PMLA Court – which has been sent to to the Ministry of Home Affairs. Soon, it is expected to cross the boundaries and reach the concerned ministry and legal authorities of Mauritius and Singapore – which could help in getting the bank acount and financial transaction details of Lalit Modi, his family and his layer of companies.A letter rogatory is a formal request from a court in one country to a foreign court for judicial assistance in a case.IndiaToday.in was first to access the ED’s summons sent to Lalit Modi on July 3, 2015 via his legal firm – Wadia Ghandy.The summons was issued under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 (15 of 2003). The investigative officer have said, “In exercise of the powers conferred upon me under Sub-section (2) and Sub Section (3) of the Section 50 of the said Act, I required the said Lalit Kumar Modi needs to appear before me in person on 20th July, 2015 at 11.00 am along with the documents.”The documents which had been sought from Lalit Modi were:– Details of bank accounts held by him and his family members in India and abroad– Details of moveable and immoveable properties held by him and his family members in India and abroad– Details of companies/ firms wherein he or his family members have stakes or financial interest along with business activities of the said companies/ firms– Details of bank accounts of the companies/ firms– Details of his financial transactions with Akash Arora and Netlinkblue, Dubai (N Srinivasan in his statement to ED last week had made an allegation of “kickbacks” of Rs 3.5 crore against Lalit Modi, saying, Arora had paid Rs 3.5 crore to  Golden Wings Pvt Ltd, on behalf of Modi).advertisement– Details of his financial transactions with World Sports Group and Park House Holdings Ltd– Copy of agreement entered into between WSG, Mauritius and BCCI in respect of the IPL media rights referred to in his email dated 23.03.2009 sent to various broadcasters/entities– Copy of approval of Governing Council authorising him to enter into agreement with WSG, Mauritius (WSGM) for IPL media rights without following tender process– Copy of ITT pertaining to exploitation of Free Commercial Time (FCT) of 150 seconds.– Copies of bids submitted by various parties for exploiting Free Commercial Time of 150 seconds during IPL matches– Copy of agreement entered into with Pioneer Digadsys for exploiting the Free Commercial Time of 150 seconds– Copies of bids submitted by various parties for providing mobile X Ray scanners during IPL.– Tender evidencesThe PMLA Court, Mumbai has reserved its judgement till August 3, 2015.last_img read more