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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 17 SEP 2018 Home Incoming Vodafone boss considers €12B tower sale Previous ArticleSamsung teases 11 Oct Galaxy eventNext ArticleUS union worried about T-Mobile, Sprint deal Español Kavit Majithia Author Las operadoras respaldan el papel de Qualcomm en la RAN abierta Nick ReadtowersVodafone Vantage augura nuevas fusiones y adquisiciones de torres en Europa Vodafone, Safaricom beat MTN to Ethiopia licence Tags Vodafone Group’s incoming CEO Nick Read (pictured) revealed he is mulling the sale of the company’s mobile tower assets to reduce a debt load of €31 billion, as part of a business shake-up when he takes the helm next month.In comments made at a Goldman Sachs conference in New York, Read, who will take over from Vittorio Colao in October, said a sale of the company’s tower assets was dependent on striking the right deal.Vodafone owns 110,000 towers across Europe, 55,000 of which are directly controlled by the operator and are valued at around €12 billion, Financial Times reported citing Barclays Bank estimates. Read reportedly said he was looking at how to balance Vodafone’s network needs against the gains of offloading its towers to a specialist company.StrugglesRead has a big job on his hands to improve Vodafone’s performance: aside from a large debt pile, the company’s Q1 2018 results failed to impress, with revenue falling 4.9 per cent largely due to increased competition in Spain and Italy. Its weak performance had a major impact on share price, which has fallen by a fifth over the past year and led to activist investor Elliott Management taking a stake in the operator.An FT source said Elliott could also push for a sale of Vodafone’s mobile towers, a strategy Colao was reluctant to pursue.In his comments, FT said Read addressed the operator’s debt pile and the issue of dividend payments resulting from its proposed acquisition of Liberty Global’s cable networks in Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Germany, which is still undergoing regulatory scrutiny.He said improved earnings performance and asset sales would help it reduce debt, while also discussing an €8 billion cost-cutting drive for its service centres. This will see the company cut 1,700 jobs across shared services centres in Egypt, India and Romania this year, around 8 per cent of its entire workforce for that part of the business.The strategy will also involve overhauling customer service, technology and operations, as back office functions are taken over by “robots”, said Read. Other changes include floating its New Zealand business, which is likely to happen in 2019. The company recently completed major mergers in India and Australia.Details of Vodafone’s wider strategy under Read will be outlined in November, when it reports its next results. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Related
ABC/Paula Lobo(NEW YORK) — Fourteen years after the original movie swooped into theaters, The Incredibles 2 is back for even more superhero action.This time around, mom Helen, aka Elastigirl — voiced by Holly Hunter — goes back to work while Bob, aka Mr. Incredible, stays home with their three supercharged kids.Craig T. Nelson, who voices Bob, says it’s much harder for his character to be a super-dad than a superhero.“Well he’s struggling with everything,” Nelson tells ABC Radio. “I mean it’s the fact that he can’t do what he’s really good at doing, which is being a superhero, and he now is given the opportunity of taking care of these insane people at home who are his kids and each one has a different super power.”He adds, “But at the same time they’re just kids, and he hasn’t really been a dad.”It’s something Nelson — and a lot of parents out there — can relate to.“I’ve been both,” he says. “I’ve been out there in the workplace…and stayed at home and took care of the kids while my wife went out and worked, sure. There’s a lot of guys that do that.”Now, he has great-grandkids to dote on and he says he can’t wait for a whole new generation to experience The Incredibles.“It’s gonna be really exciting ’cause they’re old enough,” the 74-year-old says of his great-grandkids. “I can hardly wait to see what they think.” The Incredibles 2 is out now. Disney is the parent company of ABC News.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Letterkenny Institute of Technology made presentations to eight New Entrant Sports Scholars on Tuesday, October 16.Those awarded the scholarship, which is worth €1,000 to each successful applicant, were selected from the current academic group of new entrant students, in recognition of their performance and achievement in either GAA at Intercounty level or Soccer at League of Ireland level.Upon the introduction of the New Entrant Sports Scholarship Programme in September 2015, a total of three awards were then made. The continued growth of the programme has been accredited to the development of sport in the institute in recent years and also to the ever-increasing standards in both GAA and Soccer in the third level education sector, in particular in LYIT. The New Entrant Sports Scholarship Programme, which is open to full-time students registering in LYIT for the first time, is also linked to the main Sports Scholarship Programme in the institute. These scholarships are awarded during February of each year.The winning New Entrant Sports Scholarships students for this year are:Zoe Campbell, Lifford, a Donegal County Minor team member.Stephen Doherty, Buncrana, a Finn Harps U19 player.Adam Duffy, Fahan, a Finn Harps senior team player.Ryan Hilferty, Letterkenny, a Donegal County Hurling team member.Sean McBride, Ballybofey, a Derry City U19 player.Danielle McDevitt, Glenties, a Donegal County Minor team member.Keelan McGill, Fintown, a Finn Harps U19 player.Keelan McGroddy, Downings, a Donegal County Minor team member.In presenting the awards, Paul Hannigan, President of LYIT, congratulated the recipients and complimented the GAA and Soccer club members in LYIT on having maintained and enhanced the sporting standards over the years.Hannigan commented that the development and commitment each year provides the basis for the expanding sports programme and also urged these students to be aware of their academic commitments and to establish a balance between their sports and studies in the year ahead. Pictured are recipients of the New Entrant Sports Scholarships for Soccer awarded at Letterkenny Institute of Technology. Front row (L-R) Billy Bennett, VP for Academic Affairs and Registrar , Sean McBride, Ballybofey, a Derry City U19 player, Paul Hannigan, President, LYIT, Back row (L-R) , Stephen Doherty, Buncrana, a Finn Harps U19 player , Adam Duffy, Fahan, a Finn Harps senior team player , , Keelan McGill, Fintown, a Finn Harps U19 player .Photo by Gerard McHughPictured are recipients of the New Entrant Sports Scholarships for Ladies GAA awarded at Letterkenny Institute of Technology. Front row (L-R) Billy Bennett, VP for Academic Affairs and Registrar , Danielle McDevitt, Glenties, a Donegal County Minor team member ,Zoe Campbell, Lifford, a Donegal County Minor team member, PaulHannigan, President, LYIT .Photo by Gerard McHughPictured are recipients of the New Entrant Sports Scholarships for GAA awarded at Letterkenny Institute of Technology. Front row (L-R) Billy Bennett, VP for Academic Affairs and Registrar , Ryan Hilferty, Letterkenny, a Donegal County Hurling team member ,Keelan McGroddy, Downings, a Donegal County Minor team member ,PaulHannigan, President, LYIT .Photo by Gerard McHughPictured are recipients of the New Entrant Sports Scholarships awarded at Letterkenny Institute of Technology. Front row (L-R) Billy Bennett, VP for Academic Affairs and Registrar , Danielle McDevitt, Glenties, a Donegal County Minor team member, Paul Hannigan, President, LYIT, Zoe Campbell, Lifford, a Donegal County Minor team member. Paul Lynch Student Union President . Back row (L-R) AnnMarie Kelly, Registrars Office , Stephen Doherty, Buncrana, a Finn Harps U19 player , Ryan Hilferty, Letterkenny, a Donegal County Hurling team member , Adam Duffy, Fahan, a Finn Harps senior team player , Keelan McGroddy, Downings, a Donegal County Minor team member, Sean McBride, Ballybofey, a Derry City U19 player, Keelan McGill, Fintown, a Finn Harps U19 player. Josephine Wilson, Student Union Administrator .Photo by Gerard McHughNew Entrant Sports Scholarships awarded at LYIT – Pic Special was last modified: October 17th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennyLYIT
A Donegal schoolboy has shown the Christmas Spirit of Giving by presenting the Oncology Unit in Letterkenny Hospital with €1,500. Logan Melly, 9, told his parents he wanted to help cancer patients this holiday season by raising money through a Christmas fundraiser.The Lettermacaward native had the kind-hearted belief he could raise enough money to cure everybody. With the support of his parents, Janet and Felix Melly, ‘Logan Melly’s Take your Pick’ was sparked into life last weekend.The idea, which saw Logan have his own booth at the Christmas fair at the Halla Naomh Bríde, involved selling raffle tickets with the aim of getting your number drawn to win one of the 25 prizes on offer.A wide variety of goods ranging from homemade crafts, including wooden snowmen and Christmas logs, homemade baking and sponsored prizes were on display for the worthy cause. Writing on Facebook, Logan’s mother, Janet, said she was ‘so proud’ of her son and his idea.“We are so proud of our son Logan,” she said. “Logan came to us a few weeks back and said he would like to do something to help people with cancer, his belief was if he could make enough money he could cure everybody, if only it worked like that.“None of this would have been possible without the support of everybody that donate prizes. Thanks once again for your amazing support.”On Sunday, Logan presented the Hospital with the final cheque, thanking everybody for their incredible support.Logan Melly’s Take your Pick raises €1,500 for Letterkenny’s Oncology Unit was last modified: December 9th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cancer fundraiserCHristmasChristmas fundraiserletterkenny hospital
Related Posts Over the years we have done numerous posts highlighting various TED videos. The videos are taken from various TED shows, which were started by Ricky Wurman in 1990. I was lucky enough to attend one of them back then. Today the TED folks have launched TED Ed “lessons worth sharing” with a blog post from Chris Anderson here. Anderson is the curator of the TED conferences and isn’t the same guy who worked for many years at Wired magazine. The TED folks have a team of in-house animators to help turn the lessons into more interesting visual pieces, and they will be soliciting materials from other teachers too. Greg Gage’s cockroach beatbox is a fascinating example of the series, where he dissects a common cockroach and hooks up one of its legs to his iPad to show how it responds to various stimuli. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now TED Ed is part of the effort by YouTube to segregate its content into what they call YouTube For Schools that we wrote about last December. That helps schools that want to continue to block the rest of YouTube have some solid content that they can whitelist and freely share on their networks. Other content partners of this effort include the usual suspects such as Stanford, the Khan Academy, and PBS. No annoying pre-roll ads are one aspect of the school-friendly vids. You can watch the dozen or so TED Ed vids here on their YouTube channel.There is other TED news today, we also cover its new API access to its video library here. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#enterprise#Trends david strom IT + Project Management: A Love Affair
If your headed to IDF (Intel Developers Forum) in San Francisco this year we will have a booth, classes and great folks to talk with about Integration, Activation & tools. I will post out a list of Client classes in the next few days.
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India’s brush with classic automobiles will complete a historic journey when 28 vintage and classic automobiles dating from 1920-70 take the roll of honour at the F1 Drivers’ Parade Friday.The vehicles, registerred with the Heritage Motoring Club of India, will carry 24 F1 racers from 12 teams, including Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Nico Rosberg, N. Karthikeyan and Adrian Sutil.Auto-collector and restorer Awini Ambuj Shankar will drive Ferrari racer Fernando Alonso in his 1930 Studebaker Commander-a family heirloom-that drove Mahatma Gandhi from an area behind Birla Temple to a house in Daryaganj, an old Delhi neighbourhood.”Considering that Gandhiji rode in my car, Alonso is a lesser celebrity. The car belongs to my great-grandfather. I even have an autograph of Mahatma Gandhi that my father collected,” Shanker said.Each vehicle will be driven by an expert driver experienced in restoring and driving vintage and classic cars.The F1 Drivers’ Parade – a traditional kick-off ritual – is a pre-race parade of racers in the fray. It allows viewers to get a dekko of their favourite man on the circuit. F1 is being held in India for the first time at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida.In India, the parade will host the fleet of old automobiles which will do the inaugural lap of 5.137 km track at 20 kmph per hour.Diljeet Titus, the general secretary of Heritage Motoring Club of India, will drive Mercedes champion racer Michael Schumacher in his 1931 sparkling black-and-silver Stutz Speedster – which wrested top slots at the Indianapolis race in the US and Le Mans race in Europe in its heyday.advertisement”The track at the Buddh International Circuit is one of the fastest in the world where you can notch up to 310 km per hour. It is a dream to drive on the lap,” Titus said.The Delhi-based auto-connoisseur owns a private vintage and classic automobiles museum in south Delhi’s Mehrauli neighbourhood with nearly 100 vehicles spanning a little over a century.Club president K.T.S. Tulsi will drive Renault racer Sebastian Vettel in his 1947 Buick Convertible.Tulsi, a senior lawyer known for his passion for automobiles, said: “The drivers’ parade at the F1 race was the best representation of the journey of human ingenuity and a visual history of the industrial revolution.””It is a contrast between what we have been and what we are in our automotive history. I had never imagined that the Formula One race will come to India,” Tulsi said.Tulsi, the driving force behind the pool of more than 2,500 vintage and classic automobiles and 250 members at the club, owns two vehicles – a Buick Convertible and a 1934 Austin 10.Vintage auto-collector and restorer Vikram Singh will drive Force India racer Paul Di Resta in a 1951 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster.”The XK can easily work up 120 miles per hour though it is not a racing car,” Singh said.The Jaguar has a cult following in India in the 1940-1950s – in demand at the erstwhile Bombay-Pune racing circuits. But post-Independence, not many cars have come to the country.Automobile collector and Rajya Sabha MP Vijayendra Pal Singh will ferry racing ace N. Karthikeyan – a Cosworth (tech major) driver – in his 1964 Mustang Convertible.The car lover, who has never been to any F1 race before, said “being a part of the parade is historic”.The classic red vehicle owned by Singh was built in the middle of 1964.The Mustang has raced in several stock car races – run on oval tracks – in the US where it has been used as a pace car, a safety pilot car to limit the speed of the racing vehicles in the sixties.”The Mustang was later replaced by Chevrolet Corvette as a pace car,” Singh told IANS.Ranjit Malik will drive Renault racer Mark Webber in his 1925 Rolls Royce Phantom 1.”My automobile, unlike all other Rolls Royce models, is not royal in origin. It belonged to a British captain who worked for Balmer Lawrie. The 7,700 CC engine can churn up to 120 BHP (horse power) even after 100 years,” he told IANS.It is one of the oldest and grandest cars in the parade.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle boss Benitez tells Klopp: I had to sell at Liverpool to buyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has taken aim at Jurgen Klopp ahead of their clash with Liverpool.The Spaniard won the Champions League in his first season at Anfield in 2005 but could not return a first league title since 1990.”When I was there we had to sell to buy,” he said ahead of his return to Anfield.”Now, I think is they have a better squad because when you spend money you bring in better players. “So when they sign Fabinho and Naby Keita, yet they keep Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum, the squad is better and that means competition and you always have a strong team on the pitch.”
Bournemouth boss Howe hails away support for Southampton winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe hailed the away support for last night’s win at Southampton.Goals from Nathan Ake, Harry Wilson and Callum Wilson helped earn the Dorset club an historic 3-1 success at St Mary’s, as Howe and his staff etched their names in club folklore. Howe told the Daily Echo: “I just want to thank the fans for everything they have given the club. Not just today but historically.“It was a really nice moment (after the final whistle) to share with them, you could feel the emotion from us to them and them to us.“That’s where you have to just think back to what times were and understand this was a precious moment. We very much enjoyed it and thank them.” Victory put Cherries up to third in the Premier League table, with 10 points recorded from their opening six games.Howe added: “It was a really nice moment for our supporters to enjoy and for us all to enjoy together.”When you consider how far this club has come in recent years and how bleak the outlook was at times.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say