Beeline CEO quits

first_img Telenor, Axiata plot Malaysian merger AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 06 SEP 2016 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 BeelineTelenorVimpelCom Telenor advances multi-vendor SA 5G Related Richard Handford VimpelCom accepted the resignation of Mikhail Slobodin, head of its Russian unit, amid a corruption probe at his previous employer.Recent hire Kjell Johnsen has been slotted into the hot seat of the operator.In a statement, VimpelCom said Slobodin (pictured) departed after he was linked by the Russian authorities to an investigation at this former employer, electrical utility T Plus.Slobodin, who spent three years at the helm of Beeline, is replaced by Johnsen, head of major markets at VimpelCom, with immediate effect.Johnsen only joined the group last month, to take charge of its Russian and Italian units. He was previously head of Telenor Europe.Russia’s Investigative Committee, the country’s main federal investigatory authority, detained two executives from KES Holding, a predecessor to T Plus, over suspicious payments of more than RUB800 million ($12 million), said Bloomberg.It is also seeking Slobodin, who used to head the utility and is still on its board of directors. He is reportedly on a business trip outside Russia.Separately, VimpelCom was the subject of a corruption allegation involving the US and Dutch authorities in Uzbekistan over allegations it bribed officials to receive spectrum and other benefits.The allegations led to at least one resignation and a number of suspensions at Telenor, a VimpelCom shareholder. Home Beeline CEO quits Previous ArticleApple boosts orders for iPhone components 10% – reportNext ArticleSA minister wants spectrum to shake-up status quo Author Tags Telenor books loss on $780M Myanmar write-offlast_img read more

Soulive Welcomes Marcus King, Tash Neal, More To Open Bowlive VIII Weekend Two [Recap/Videos]

first_imgSoulive was back in action on Thursday as the trio kicked off weekend two of their Bowlive VIII residency with help from a mix of their musical friends including Marcus King, Tash Neal, Maurice Brown, and Frédéric Yonnet.Related: Brooklyn Bowl Shares Part Two Of Bowlive Docu-Series, ‘The Revue’The trio opened their two-set performance on Thursday with “Shaheed”, a funky original from the band’s 2001 Doin’ Something LP, followed by “El Ron” and “Alladin”. The band then welcomed their first guest of the night during “PJs” and “Povo” with trumpet player Maurice Brown making his way to the stage to join in on the two songs. Following the performance of “Povo”, Marcus King made his way to the stage to up the energy with bluesy-rock performances of Blind Faith‘s “Had to Cry Today”, Marcus King Band original “Dyin’”, and The Isley Brothers‘ “Work to Do”, with King and Eric Krasno trading off leads and solos all the way through. The set came to a thrilling, guitar-filled end with Tash Neal emerging from backstage halfway through their performance of B.B. King‘s “Sweet Lil Angel”, relieving Krasno of his duties to help close the set alongside King and harmonica master Frédéric Yonnet.The band returned to the stage to open the second half of the show (sans guests) with “Outrage” and another original tune off of Doin’ Something with “One in Seven”. They then welcomed King back to help them tear through “Joyful Girl”. The second set continued with “Ain’t No Love”, with Yonnet once again returning to help blow the harm on their cover of The Allman Brothers Band‘s “Whipping Post”. The show’s one-song encore sent fans home with a group performance of The Band‘s “The Weight” with Tash Neal once again coming out to join in on the well-known rock anthem.Watch videos from Thursday’s performance below. Soulive is back in action at “The Bowl” on Friday with the second of three shows this weekend, which will see the band welcoming The Meters‘ bassist George Porter Jr. Tickets for the show are still available here.Setlist: Soulive | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 7/19/2019Set One: Shaheed, El Ron, Alladin, PJ’s*, Povo*, Had to Cry Today# (Blind Faith cover), Dyin#, Work to Do# (The Isley Brothers cover), Sweet Lil Angel#^+ (B.B. King cover)Set Two: Outrage, One in Seven, Joyful Girl#, Ain’t No Love#, Whipping Post#^ (Allman Brothers Band cover)Encore: The Weight#^+ (The Band cover)Notes:* w/ Maurice Brown^ w/ Frédéric Yonnet+ w/ Tash Neal# w/ Marcus King[H/T JamBands]last_img read more

Grand plea

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UFC Mexico City: Yair Rodriguez reflects on Fight of the Year ‘war’ vs. ‘The Korean Zombie’

first_imgThat time came when the UFC offered him a fight against Stephens at Mexico City Arena. Even though Stephens’ style is a lot like Jung’s, Rodriguez understands he can’t live off his last fight. “Pantera” knows his full attention needs to be on the hard-hitting Stephens, or else he’ll lose everything he regained.”When this fight was offered, I immediately stopped focusing on the last fight and put all of my attention to this fight,” Rodriguez said. “I’m feeling better. I had a whole camp this time and am ready to go. “I can tell you this: I’m going into Saturday and giving it everything I have,” he added. “I believe every time I’m training and my coaches are working with me, I stay in the moment, and I listen to what they want me to do because it’s going to be used in the fight. I don’t know what’s going to happen inside the Octagon with Jeremy except I have to stay in the moment and give it my best shot.” No one knew what to expect when the Octagon door closed inside the Pepsi Center at UFC Denver in November when Yair Rodriguez and Chan Sung Jung (aka “The Korean Zombie”) met in the main event. What the announced crowd of 11,426 and the people watching at home witnessed wound up being the 2018 Sporting News MMA Fight of the Year.Rodriguez will enter the cage Saturday for the first time since then as he takes on fellow featherweight contender Jeremy Stephens in the headliner of UFC Mexico City. The 26-year-old will be competing for the third time in his native Mexico under the UFC banner.  While Rodriguez is appreciative of getting his second straight main event spot, he also understands the reasoning for him earning this prestigious tip of the cap.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearRodriguez (11-2) was returning from an 18-month layoff to take on Jung on the UFC’s 25th-anniversary show. The fight came about when, two weeks before the event, Frankie Edgar, who pummeled Rodriguez to hand him his first UFC loss at UFC 211 in May 2018, suffered an injury and was unable to compete. Looking for a suitable opponent for its historic show, the UFC turned to one of its highly touted prospects.Taking on someone with Jung’s no-nonsense style of attack is hard enough to prepare for, but Rodriguez also had to overcome the death of his Taekwondo coach and a brutal weight cut. “I understood what I was getting into,” Rodriguez told Sporting News. “Of course, I wasn’t going to let myself lose to him because it was going to be a war. He’s a proud warrior. I’m a proud Mexican warrior. When the cage closed and the bell sounded, we went to war. It was a really, really good war.”As that “war” entered the fifth round, Rodriguez was down on the scorecards and trending toward his second consecutive defeat. Both men were bloody, battered and bruised as they continued to stand in the middle of the Octagon and trade heavy punches and kicks. Rodriguez had fought well early on but the weight cut looked to be taking its toll; that allowed Jung to seize control.Then something monumental occurred with one second remaining in the fight: Rodriguez doled out a picture-perfect elbow that knocked Jung out at the point of impact. Jung landed face first on the canvas to send the entire sports world into a frenzy.The wildest finish in UFC history!? 🤯 #UFCMexico pic.twitter.com/SHxy3gQ022— UFC (@ufc) September 18, 2019″That was such an amazing moment,” Rodriguez said. “I never thought about using the elbow. I knew the shot was there. I knew he was going to fight to the end, but I never thought that I was going to land that elbow with such a short amount of time left.”I knew before the first round began that it was going to be a war. ‘The Korean Zombie’ is a f—ing warrior. I’m a f—ing warrior. I’ve followed his whole career, and I respect him so much.”Creating a watershed moment is nothing to sneeze at in a sport where cards air weekly and fights tend to blend together. What Rodriguez and Jung did will stand the test of time. Having watched his handiwork numerous times since then has made Rodriguez realize things about himself that he thought were gone because of the way he had lost to Edgar.”I have watched the fight a ton of times,” Rodriguez said. “Everyone got to see what I was capable of. In those two weeks of training, I was preparing for that type of fight all of my life. I just had to push and remember what I’ve learned throughout my career. I put it all out there. I put my heart on the line and left it all out there. Great things happen when you do that.”The fight took a lot out of Rodriguez, mentally and physically. Competing for the first time this year on Saturday is a reflection of that. It took about three months for Rodriguez to heal. He revealed that he suffered damage to his head in the Jung fight, so he wanted to allow his body and brain to heal. He would only start training and preparing to return when he was 100 percent healthy. last_img read more

Chatham man charged with assault

first_imgA 55-year-old Chatham man is facing an assault charge in connection to a domestic disturbance at a Chatham residence on Monday night.Police allege an argument between a couple escalated into a physical altercation.The accused was arrested, charged and then taken into custody pending a bail hearing, police said.Thamesville woman charged in connection to two-vehicle crashA 21-year-old Thamesville woman is charged with failing to yield in connection to a two-vehicle crash Monday morning that resulted in one person being injured.Chatham-Kent police said emergency crews responded to a collision on Oldfield Line near Centre Side Road just before 8 a.m.A Chatham woman was transported to hospital with minor injuries, police said.Total damage is estimated at $20,000, police said.last_img

Stratford sends seven to semifinals after first day at Bi-State Wrestling Classic

first_imgAuburndale, Marshfield, Spencer/Columbus also competeBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterLA CROSSE — Stratford had seven wrestlers reach the semifinals to roll out to a huge lead in the Division 3 team standings after the opening day of the Bi-State Wrestling Classic on Thursday at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.The Tigers had nine wrestlers reach the quarterfinals, seven of them posting victories, and accumulated a whopping 253.5 points to open up a 162-point lead over second-place Athens in the D-3 team standings. Stratford is seeking its fourth-straight Division 3 title at the Bi-State tournament.Manny Drexler (106 pounds), Max Schwabe (113), A.J. Schoenfuss (120), Jake Drexler (132), David Marquardt (170), Kamren Bornbach (220), and Tyson Kauffman (285) all reached the semifinals for the Tigers and will wrestle Friday as the tournament concludes.Kauffman reach the semifinals by beating Spencer/Columbus Catholic’s Logan Zschernitz 3-2 in overtime, handing Zschernitz his first loss of the season (13-1).The Rockets are ninth in the Division 2 standings as Ashton Ackman (106) also reached the quarterfinals before bowing out of the competition. Junior Hunter Luepke reached the 195-pound semifinals for SC, pinning three opponents before knocking off Stratford’s Aiden Hoffman 8-1 in the quarterfinals.Marshfield is fifth in the Division 1 standings after the first day, racking up 129 points.Marshfield had five wrestlers reach the quarterfinals, but all of them lost and will wrestle in the consolation bracket on Friday.Caden Dennee (113), Caden Pearce (132), Nolan Hertel (145), Bentley Ostermann (160), and Alex Brost (182) all lost quarterfinal matches after posting three victories on Thursday. Dennee had three pins, and Hertel had two pins and a technical fall victory.Auburndale is also competing in the tournament and is in 12th place in the Division 3 standings. No Apaches reached the quarterfinals.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)last_img read more

Achieving the Optimum Value from Big Data through Teamwork

first_imgSmall Teams, Big PotentialIntel follows a big data project model that empowers small teams to pursue initiatives that can be accomplished in six months and promise $10million in return on investment (ROI). Intel has successfully completed more than a dozen such projects, and is now pursuing higher value opportunities with $100 million ROI. These five person teams (much like a basketball team) tap a variety of skilled positions including IT, advanced analytics, and business experts.Intel’s approach is validated by Tom Davenport, author of the recently published Big Data at WorkOpens in a new window. Davenport found that the large companies he interviewed for his research were forming teams of people with a range of skillsOpens in a new window rather than hiring PhD level data scientists on a large scale. The teams included people with quantitative, computational, and business expertise as well as skills in technology, and change management. Teams bring together the range of skills needed to tackle big data projects—business, analytic, and technology. How does your organization partner with the business to deliver projects of high ROI?Personally, I was very excited to see both UCONN Men and Women win an historic sweep of both NCAA basketball tournaments. Go Huskies! Looking forward to next year to watch the prediction engines in action again!Chris PetersFind Chris on LinkedIn.Start a conversation with Chris on Twitter.See previous content from Chris.#ITCenter #BigData Managing the Changing IT Landscape: Big Data AnalyticsThere are multiple approaches to building data analytics models to solve a problem. The Intel-sponsored March Machine Learning ManiaOpens in a new window Kaggle competition has shown us that. The second stage of the contest inspired 440 entries—that’s 440 versions of a predictive analytics model —from the 251 analytics teams. My congratulations to the winner Grimp Whelken, a Kaggle novice, whose data model best predicted the winners of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Here are the final top 10 teams from the competition.Lessons for Business from the Big Data DanceThroughout this contest I’ve been interested in how elements of this predictive analytics contest can apply to business and IT. My previous two blogs in this series explored the skill shortage of data scientists and the importance of real time prediction. As the competition closes and I write my final blog, I noticed that the top 10 teams are almost all single players. But were they working alone?In the competition, Kaggle players were supported by data derived from a sports ratings websiteOpens in a new window and this information was pre-packaged and provided to the contestants by Kaggle.In the real world, identifying the appropriate data, prepping it for use, and validating the model requires a close partnership between IT and the business. Business analysts with their domain expertise often provide a critical perspective on a big data problem and its relevant data. In the Kaggle contest Ken Massey, someone with recognized domain expertiseOpens in a new window, essentially served that role for each team.last_img read more

Woollen trench coats, long fitted jackets reappear in south

first_imgIt appears that the costumes sported by the Matrix actors are set to stalk the streets of Bangalore. At least that’s what the outfits of some people show. Woollen trench coats and long, fitted jackets have made an appearance on the fashion scene in the south. Winter fashion has taken,It appears that the costumes sported by the Matrix actors are set to stalk the streets of Bangalore. At least that’s what the outfits of some people show. Woollen trench coats and long, fitted jackets have made an appearance on the fashion scene in the south. Winter fashion has taken off in Bangalore with Sujit Mukherjee’s line in wool and heavy silk, created for the fashion store Grasshopper. While he agrees that winter in the south is too mild for heavy-duty fashion clothing, he also thinks that the climate justifies it. He says that people can wear these outfits as Bangalore is chilly in the mornings and evenings. “I have worked with fluid, flowing styles and it was interesting for me to break away from that and work on a collection that was structured close to the body.” The owners of Grasshopper had reckoned that the city’s expatriate population would lap it up along with the local jet-setters. “I might do something along these lines again,” says Mukherjee. So if you can’t get the Keanu Reaves style this winter, wait till next year. Mukherjee might just decide to repeat himself.last_img read more

CJ Williams hits 3 to lift Clippers over Hawks

first_img“I’ve made that shot before. It was just a rhythm dribble to my left,” Williams said. “Once we got the offensive rebound, I felt the momentum and I felt the excitement of the moment, so I wanted to take the 3. I took that dribble and I shot it with confidence. As soon as I let it go I knew it was in.”Lou Williams led Los Angeles with 34 points but missed a late 3 that resulted in a long rebound by Wesley Johnson. He passed the ball out to C.J. Williams for a shot that snapped the Clippers’ two-game skid.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“The thing about Doc is he didn’t necessarily want the 3, but he lets you play,” C.J. Williams said. “I was in rhythm. As soon as I took the dribble it felt good. I didn’t want to take it all the way to the basket and take a chance of getting my shot blocked.”With his team down 107-105, Rivers wanted the Clippers to go for a two-point basket to tie it, only to be overruled by his rookie in the final seconds. SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid “He’s passed a couple of tests already,” the coach said. “The whole (concussion) protocol thing now, you have to go through the entire protocol. I think he has another couple of tests to pass, and we’ll just have to wait.”TIP-INSHawks: Prince was a game-time decision, as the Hawks wanted to see how he felt about his dislocated right ring finger after pregame warmups. Prince was injured in the first quarter against the Lakers the night before. … Fifth-year center Duane Dedmon was on a minutes restriction in his first game after missing 19 with a left tibia stress reaction, Budenholzer said.Clippers: Los Angeles played without four of its five opening-night starters (Griffin, Patrick Beverley, Danilo Gallinari and Milos Teodosic), and the first man off the bench in that game, Austin Rivers. Jordan was the only opening-night starter to play against the Hawks. … Jordan, a career 43 percent free throw shooter, made 21 of his 25 free throws over the previous four games.UP NEXTHawks: At the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.Clippers: At the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. “I was actually yelling, ‘We don’t need a 3,’” Rivers said. “But you could see he was comfortable and he wanted it.“I’ve said I love coaching this team,” he added. “They play hard. We laugh a lot. We have to with some of the things we do out there on the floor. We make some crazy mistakes at times. But with this group you’ve just got to laugh it off and move on to the next play.”Atlanta set up its defense to keep Lou Williams from taking the Clippers’ last shot.“We didn’t want him to make the last shot, but he was able to get one off,” coach Mike Budenholzer said. “Long rebound and Wesley Johnson comes up with it and kicks it to C.J. Williams, who makes a tough 3. That’s just a bad break for us.”On the final possession, Atlanta got the ball to Kent Bazemore, who was guarded by Johnson. He forced Bazemore to pass across to Taurean Prince, who missed a 15-foot jumper with three seconds remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sottocenter_img Thirdy grateful for shot to play for PH with bro Kiefer MOST READ “Wes saved us with the switch,” Rivers said. “When Prince got the ball, he was shooting over Lou and I was dying over there.”DeAndre Jordan added 25 points and 18 rebounds as Los Angeles won despite blowing a 13-point lead in the third quarter. The Clippers played without leading scorer Blake Griffin, who suffered a concussion Saturday against Golden State.Prince scored 20 points, Dennis Schroder added 18 and Kent Bazemore and Ersan Ilyasova had 13 apiece for Atlanta, which lost its fourth straight.With the score tied at 105, Lou Williams missed a short shot and Bazemore made two free throws after being fouled in the lane with 23 seconds to play, putting Atlanta up 107-105.After C.J. Williams hit a floater from the left baseline with 3:35 left, tying the score at 99, Bazemore followed up a layup with a 3-pointer to give Atlanta a 104-100 lead with 2:11 to play. After Lou Williams committed a turnover, Bazemore was fouled by Jordan and hit one of two free throws for a 105-99 advantage.The Hawks then decided to foul Jordan on three consecutive possessions. He made five of six free throws to pull Los Angeles to 105-104 with 1:08 left.The Clippers forced an Atlanta turnover on the ensuing inbounds play, and Juwan Evans made the first of two free throws. Johnson was called for basket interference as the second shot hung on the rim, giving Atlanta the ball with the score tied at 105.“They were just flying up and down the court, scoring in transition in the first half,” Budenholzer said. “Then we got our transition defense in a better place in the second half, and make them play in the half court. If you do that you at least give yourself a chance.”GRIFFIN UPDATEGriffin was inactive against the Hawks, but did ride an exercise bike during the Clippers’ workout earlier in the day and continues to progress toward a return that Rivers expects to be at least three or four days away. BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson, center, and guard Lou Williams, right, celebrate while Atlanta Hawks guard Malcolm Delaney walks off as they win 108-107 in a basketball game, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — C.J. Williams took a shot coach Doc Rivers didn’t want him to take, and Rivers could only laugh. Just as he’s prone to do with these Clippers.Williams hit a 3-pointer from the left wing with nine seconds left to lift Los Angeles over the Atlanta Hawks 108-107 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

DU admissions 2014: Courses requiring Entrance tests

first_imgDelhi University, one of the top Universities of India, has begun the admission procedure for its undergraduate course admissions 2014. While most of the DU undergraduate course admissions are based on marks scored in qualifying examination i.e. Class 12 or equivalent and cut off marks, a few courses do require candidates to clear an entrance test. Here is a list of Delhi University courses that will require an entrance test to be cleared for UG admissions 2014. 1. Bachelor with Honours / B.Tech in Music For details contact: Faculty of Music and Fine Arts, Daulat Ram College(W), Hindu College, Indraprastha College for Women, Miranda House (W) , Ramjas College 2. B.A.M.S / B.U.M.S  For details contact: Ayurvedic & Unani Tibbia College  3. Bachelor with Honours / B.Tech in Management StudiesFor details contact: Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, B. R. Ambedkar College, College of Vocational studies, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Maharaja Agrasen College4. B. E. For details contact: Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology5. B.EI.Ed For details contact: Aditi Mahavidyalaya(W), Jesus & Mary College (W), Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Gargi College(W), Institute of Home Economics (W), Shyama Prasad Mukherji College (W) , Miranda House(W), Mata Sundari College(W),6. B. H. M. S For details contact: Nehru Homoeopathic College7. B. Pharma For details contact: Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Science & Research 8. B. P. Ed. For details contact: Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Science,9. B. Sc. (Hons)Nursing For details contact: Rajkumari Amrit Kaur College of Nursing,advertisement10. Bachelor of Occupational Therapy For details contact: Pt. Deen Dayal Institute of Physiotherapy  11. Bachelor of Physiotherapy For details contact: Amar Jyoti Institute of Physiotherapy, Pt. Deen Dayal Institute of Physiotherapy 12. BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) For details contact: College of Fine Arts13. MBBS and BDS (DUMET) For details contact: Lady Hardinge Medical College, Maulana Azad Medical College, University College of Medical Science14. B.Tech / B.S. in Innovation with Mathematics & IT B.Tech (Humanities) For details contact: Cluster Innovation Centre, University of Delhi.Click here for more Delhi University updates.last_img read more