Ericsson gigabit network a first for China Unicom

first_imgHomeAsiaNews Ericsson gigabit network a first for China Unicom Ericsson-Samsung patent deal ends legal disputes Tags ARPU gains boost China Unicom profit Author China operators lose NYSE delisting appeal China Unicom, China’s second largest operator, and Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson announced the commercial launch of a gigabit LTE network in parts of the country delivering (theoretical) peak speeds of up to 979Mb/s.During the launch of the service on Tuesday (22 August), passengers on the Hainan Island high-speed train could watch the ceremony and experience virtual reality video using the new network and LTE-Broadcast technology.Ericsson is the operator’s exclusive provider for LTE-Broadcast equipment, and the deployment is China’s first commercial rollout of the technology.The gigabit network is available in Guangdong, Hainan, Shandong and Beijing . The two companies are conducting ongoing 1Gb/s trials in Sichuan, Hubei, Shanxi, Jilin and Jiangsu provinces.China Unicom is the latest operator in Asia to push gigabit services. Earlier this week Mobile World Live reported that Thailand’s AIS launched 1Gb/s download speeds in “major provinces nationwide”, while Australia’s Telstra pioneered the service back in January. Devices from Samsung (S8, S8+ and Note8) support gigabit services. Relatedcenter_img Previous ArticleTelecom Italia, Vivendi again bid to placate governmentNext ArticleOrange continues bank tests; eyes ‘back to school’ launch period Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 24 AUG 2017 Joseph Waring Asia China UnicomEricssonGigabit LTElast_img read more

Telekom Austria set for €1B acquisition drive

first_img Chris Donkin Alejandro Plater, A1 Telekom Austria Group CEO, said the company has a kitty of €1 billion to spend on acquisitions to strengthen its position in existing markets and enter new countries in Eastern Europe, Reuters reported.Plater (pictured) told the news outlet expansion was necessary for the company to remain relevant, and it is looking East for new opportunities.A1 Telekom Austria Group – a subsidiary of America Movil – already operates in Bulgaria, Croatia, Belarus, Slovenia, Serbia and Macedonia in addition to its home market. It also holds a minority stake in Telecom Lichtenstein.Across several of its larger markets it already provides converged fixed, mobile and content services.Plater’s statement on the group’s expansion plans come as analysts tip the sector in central and eastern Europe to heat up, with the entry of O2 Czech Republic owner-PPF Group into new markets across the region.PFF recently struck a deal to acquire Telenor’s assets in Montenegro, Serbia, Hungary and Bulgaria and aims to become a mid-sized European operator. Following the deal, analysts tipped the company to shake up the sector in central and eastern Europe. Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Author Telekom Austria Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 09 APR 2018 America Movil Q1 revenue slides Previous ArticleSynchronoss chief expects 5G to boost cloud businessNext ArticleAT&T warns 3.5GHz regime will raise costs Ex-Telenor Serbia and Montenegro unit attracts bids CK Hutchison completes Austria deal, eyes enterprise Home Telekom Austria set for €1B acquisition drive Relatedlast_img read more

Infant weight gain linked to childhood obesity

first_imgAs childhood obesity continues its 30-year advance from occasional curiosity to cultural epidemic, health care providers are struggling to find out why — and the reasons are many. Increasingly sedentary environments for both adults and children, as well as cheap and ubiquitous processed foods no doubt play a role, but researchers are finding more evidence that the first clues for childhood obesity may begin as far back as early infancy. A new study led by researchers in the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, as well as Children’s Hospital Boston, has found that rapid weight gain during the first six months of life may place a child at risk for obesity by age 3. “There is increasing evidence that rapid changes in weight during infancy increase children’s risk of later obesity,” says lead author Elsie Taveras, assistant professor in the HMS Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention and co-director of the One Step Ahead clinic, a pediatric overweight prevention program at Children’s Hospital Boston. “The mounting evidence suggests that infancy may be a critical period during which to prevent childhood obesity and its related consequences.”These findings appear in the April issue of the journal Pediatrics.Most prior studies examining the relationship between infant weight gain and later childhood obesity focus primarily on body weight. However, measures of length, in addition to weight, together reflect body fatness better than weight alone. In this study, Taveras and colleagues in the HMS Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention examined how weight and body length, or weight-for-length, in infancy can influence later obesity. The team mined self-reported data from Project Viva, an ongoing study led by Matthew Gillman, senior author on the paper, of more than 2,000 pregnant women and their children. They isolated a subgroup of 559 mother/child pairs and studied patterns of weight gain in infancy and their subsequent three-year effect. In addition to looking at static weight and length measures, the team also looked at weight gain as a dynamic process, measuring not only how much but how quickly an infant gained weight. The connection between rapid infant weight gain and later obesity was striking, even after adjusting for factors such as premature babies or those underweight at birth. Take for example two infants with the same birth weight who, after six months, weigh 16.9 pounds and 18.4 pounds, 1.5 pounds difference. According to study estimates, the heavier of these two infants would have a 40 percent higher risk of obesity at age 3 (after adjusting for potential confounders).While this study confirms earlier ones examining the relation between infancy and childhood weight, there were certain limitations. For example, the researchers weren’t able to examine social and behavioral interactions around feeding between parents and infants. And while families in the study represented various ethnic backgrounds, they were fairly homogeneous socioeconomically, so there may be some question regarding how widely the results can be generalized. Still, when seen in the context of other research, the relationship between infant and childhood weight is compelling. “There is still a lot more we need to understand about the mechanisms of how this all fits together,” says Taveras. “But this data clearly shows how the earliest interventions might actually have very long-term benefits.” Taveras also points out that these findings provide initial evidence that our cultural affirmation of infants who top the growth charts, and even our notions of appropriate weight gain during pregnancy, may prove to be excessive.“At first it may seem implausible that weight gain over just a few months early in infancy could have long-term health consequences, but it makes sense because so much of human development takes place during that period – and even before birth,” says Gillman, director of the department’s Obesity Prevention Program. “Now we need to find out how to modify weight gain in infancy in ways that balance the needs of the brain and the body.”This research was funded by the National Institutes of Health.last_img read more

Dust In The Wind

first_imgBetsy and Neal Martin on the deck behind their house on Conklin Lane. Independent/ T. E. McMorrowThe farmer and the owner of the field that was the source of the recent Amagansett dust bowl-like clouds that swept over Main Street have agreed to immediately remediate the conditions. In addition, the East Hampton Town Board approved a contract January 17 to have the talcum powder-like dust that Amagansettresidents have been breathing in tested.Two residents who live next to the field, Betsy and Neal Martin, were relieved when they learned about the actions being taken.“It has never been this bad,” Betsy Martin said about the blowing dust. “Nobody should have to live like this.”The open 33 acres of farmland is composed of several lots, which, according to town records, are owned by various members of the Bistrian family.East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc updated the board January 17 before its vote on funding the dust testing. Before the supervisor spoke, an Amagansett resident, Daniel Mongan, challenged the board to act. “What’s an asthma case worth to you?” Mongan asked the board.Van Scoyoc said that, just before the meeting, he had “met with the farmer who planted that crop” that led to the dust bowl conditions, as well as with the property owner. While Van Scoyoc did not identify them by name, the Martins said the farmer is Peter Dankowski, and the owner is Barry Bistrian. Corey Humphrey, district manager of Suffolk County’s water and soil conservationdepartment, also attended that meeting.The farmer agreed to purchase an abundant quantity of straw, which will then be shredded, the supervisor said. The moistened straw will be dispersed over the field. Then, snow fencing will be placed across it at intervals to keep the straw in place. “This method has been used on other farms and has been effective at retaining soils,” Van Scoyoc said, adding that the county favored that approach.In addition, Dankowski has agreed not to plant potatoes in the future. Both farmer and landowner were “dismayed” at what happened, the supervisor said.Dust is not the only thing coming off the fields. During heavy rains, water floods off the field, and heads toward Main Street. “It runs like a river,” said Neal Martin. “It ends up in the Smith house,” a historic house to the west.The Martins said that Bistrian has been working on constructing a berm to prevent flooding, as evidenced by nine six-foot-tall mounds of dirt along the property line dividing the field and the Martin house. After Van Scoyoc spoke to the board, Councilman Jeffrey Bragman suggested a change to the zoning code to prevent similar situations. “This is an issue that should not divide the farming community from the residential community. We value our farms,” he [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

2019 Lagos Open: Top Seeds Fall As Rain Disrupts Q/Finals

first_imgBurundi’s Sada Nahimana progressed to the semifinal of the women’s draw at the 2019 Lagos Open but men’s top seed Skander Mansouri’s bid for a fifth ITF title of the season ended prematurely after illness forced him to withdraw from his quarterfinal match on a rain-disrupted Friday.Nahimana, Africa’s top-ranked junior player, downed Dutchwoman Lexie Stevens 6-2, 6-4 to set up a semifinal meeting with Sweden’s Fanny Ostlund who upset third seed Nastja Kolar 6-3, 6-4 in the quarterfinals.Another upset also ensued on the courts of the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club when India’s Riya Bhatia stunned second seed, Sandra Samir in an easy 6-2, 6-3 win to reach the semifinals.Bhatia’s next opponent is yet to be decided after rain interrupted the match between Laura Pigossi and Rutuja Bhosale with Brazilian Pigossi leading 7-5, 4-3 before the rain-induced suspension.The downpour also meant that men’s singles quarterfinals games already in play had to be called off with play expected to resume on Saturday.Before the players were forced off the court, 2015 champion Aldin Setkic led second seed Aziz Douglas 2-1 in the first set while Mehluli Sibanda trailed 1-3 against Calvin Hemery.Zimbabwe’s Takanyi Garanganga progressed to the semifinal without stepping on court after his match with top seed Skander Mansouri was called off with the Tunisian having taken ill and forced to withdraw from the tournament.Garanganga will play the winner between Calvin Hemery or Mehluli Sibanda for a place in the final when play resumes on Saturday, 12 October.Related2019 Lagos Open: Setkic, Hemery Battle In Men’s Final, Nahimana, Pigossi Aim For Women’s TitleOctober 14, 2019In “Tennis”Lagos Open: Hemery Still On Course As Nigeria’s Last Hope Quadre Falls In Q/FOctober 19, 2019In “Tennis”2019 Lagos Open: Nigerian Hopes Extinguished As Players Fail To Make Q/FinalsOctober 11, 2019In “ITF”last_img read more

Bossier wins 9 AAA Dixie Baseball District IV title

first_imgThe Bossier City All-Stars won the Dixie Baseball 9 AAA District IV tournament at the Lawson “Bo” Brandon Sports Complex in Princeton.Bossier City went 4-0 in the five-team round robin event, which started a week ago and concluded Saturday.Bossier City defeated Haughton, Union Parish, Benton and Shreveport, winning all of its games by at least five runs. Its closest game was a 10-5 win over Union Parish.Members of the district champion team are Chase Rambin, Clayton Brandon, Kenner Lauterbach, Zach Schoenborn, Eli Harper, Riley Sitter, Wesley Gardner, Noah Mc-Williams, Conner Stevens, Collin Wiggins, Gibson Harvill and Barrett Newman.Coaches are Dustin Brandon, Bobby Schoenborn and Matt Lauterbach.Bossier City advances to the state tournament, which begins Friday in Ponchatoula.Russell Hedges/Press-TribuneA member of the Bossier City All-Stars Dixie 9 AAA district championship team bats against Haughton.The Haughton All-Stars won two games in the 9 AAA tournament, defeating Shreveport and Benton.Elsewhere, Haughton defeated the Ruston Nationals in the first round of the AAA tournament before falling to the Shreveport Americans in the semifinals. Haughton was eliminated by the Shreveport Nationals in the losers’ bracket.The Bossier All-Stars finished runner-up in the T-Ball state tournament in Shreveport.Members of the state runner-up team are Cole Snell, Caeden Alexander, John Dickey, Kirby Haskins, Brady Gaydos, Aubrey Ramsey, Kamron Blackshire, Cooper Gray, Kaleb Williams, Brock Jordan, Peyton Rayner and Maddox Williams.Coaches are Bryan Rayner, John Gray, Matt Gaydos and Jeff Ramsey.Bossier also won the West Ouachita Dixie T-Ball Warmup and the Bossier Little League T-Ball Open tournaments earlier this summer. Russell Hedges, [email protected]’s Note: This is an updated version of the story printed in the Wednesday, June 9, Bossier Press-Tribune. That story contained an error. Bossier did not have a team in the AAA tournament.Premier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoInstant Voice TranslatorInstant Voice Translator (43 Languages) Takes Hong Kong By StormInstant Voice Translator|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystBlockchain Is Changing the Game for Trade Financing. Here’s How It’s Driving Future Global Trade.StanChart by CNBC Catalyst|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDating.comTung Chung is actually full of single men. Check them out on this premium dating site!|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStrategyCombatIf you own a Computer, then you have to play this Game. No Install.StrategyCombat|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt

first_imgVanderbilt outside linebacker Stephen Weatherly (45) and Vanderbilt defensive lineman Adam Butler (69) sack Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) at Vanderbilt Stadium. Saturday Nov. 29, 2014.last_img

Club ‘accelerate’ to try and secure Chelsea man’s signature – Agreement…

first_imgYou all know by now that Pedro, a faithful servant at Chelsea for the past five years, will be leaving Stamford Bridge in the summer. He’s said so himself and the rumours about where he will move to next continue to circle.At first, it was believed he would team up with Xavi in Qatar, but the trend now points towards him moving to Italy, where both AS Roma and, more recently, Juventus have been reported as interested.It looked like the Rome based side would have a clear run at the Spaniard at first, but with Maurizio Sarri enjoying working with the former Barcelona star during his spell at Chelsea, stories about the Serie A champions making a move started to emerge.Well, AS Roma now want to ensure they don’t miss out on the forward, and Il Tempo on Wednesday report they’ve ‘accelerated’ to try and get a deal over the line.Embed from Getty ImagesThey make it clear just above the headline that an agreement has ‘practically’ been reached with the 32-year-old, but they have one hurdle to overcome first: offloading Justin Kluivert.Those in charge at Roma are ‘confident’ they’ve got Pedro, ‘having done everything possible’ with the intermediary in charge of the transfer, and they are ‘breathing optimism’ at getting a deal over the line.However, they need to sell before any new arrival, not because they need cash to pay for a transfer, but because their aim is to get rid of at least €30m/year in wages from getting rid of some players this summer.We’ve already mentioned Kluivert, but there’s also the likes of Steven Nzonzi and Patrik Schick, as well as Alessandro Florenzi, who may or may not stay at Valencia.Either way, Pedro to Roma is becoming a more serious matter, and it seems, at least according to Il Tempo, they’ve overtaken Juventus in the race to acquire his Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undolast_img read more

Hughes on a high at Green Valley

first_imgMonday, Feb. 6, Mt. Shadow – StablefordWe were just two players short for three divisions today and the equal cut came at 8-17 and 18+.  Pete Sumner, now playing off 8, recorded the best score of the day, winning division 1 with 38 points.  Neil Gamble was second two points behind and Terry Madsen filled third spot with 34 points.Willy Van Heetvelde topped the podium in division 2 with 37 points, with John Hughes second after beating Fred Temminick 18/14 on the back nine, both with 31 points overall. Jomtien Golf with the IPGC Wednesday, Feb. 8, Green Valley – StablefordOur maximum of eight groups out today playing off the white tees and we couldn’t believe we were able to tee off 20 minutes ahead of our scheduled time.  There were a few comments before we teed off about ‘pick, clean and place’ should be implemented as the approach to the greens were really soggy, so this was the rule for the day, but it not needed whatsoever.An equal cut today of 5-16 and 17+ in the 2 flights and playing off 18, John Hughes recorded just 25 putts on 18 holes and shot a gross 82 for his best ever round with us to win division 2 with 44 points.  Well done John!  Peter Davies was second with a meagre 38 and Fred Temminick came in third with 36.In division 1 there were three 35-pointers and with a 19/16/16/14 back-nine count back Tony Bless was declared the winner, with Ron Miller edging Sid Crawley for second.Near pins were claimed by (Div 1) Sid Crawley, Pete Sumner, Jerry Sweetnam and Niels Viuff, and (Div 2) Peter Davies, Ger Lodge and Barry Stirling.Tony Bless birdied the 13th and in division 2 Finn Olsen the 8th to record the only ‘2’s of the day. Near pins went to (Div 1) Dave Horne, Terry Madsen, Dennis Scougall and Niels Viuff, and (Div 2) Neil Gamble, Fred Temminick and Andres Van De Laan.Paul Young birdied the 5th and Terry Madsen and Niels Viuff the 15th to split the first division ‘2’s while in division 2 Neil Gamble on the 5th and Andres Van De Laan on the 15th did likewise.Tony Bless, John Hughes and Paul Young. Friday, Feb. 10, Eastern Star – StablefordFrom the start there was no breeze here at all and as the round continued it got warmer and warmer.  Only eight groups out today in two divisions with the cut set at 10-18 and 19+.Dennis Scougall, playing off 14, came in with the best score of the day to win division 1 with 40 points.  Jerry McCarthy was second on 34 and Ian Speirs took third with 32.With 20 points on the front nine and 13 on the back, Glyn Evans topped division 2 ahead of Finn Olsen in second who beat Mike Fitzgerald 17/15 on count back after they both come in with 32 points each.Near pins went to (Div 1) Bob Comartin, Ian Speirs, Tom Yahnke and Paul Young, (Div 2) Glyn Evans (2), Ger Lodge and Max Wilson.Ian Speirs birdied the 3rd , Paul Young the 13th and Tom Yahnke the 3rd and 6th to split the rollover ‘2’s pot in division 1, while in division 2 Theo Bahrt on the 3rd and Max Wilson on the par four 12th (chipping in with 9-iron from just over 100 yards) were the sole winners.last_img read more

Jerome Bettis encourages a healthier lifestyle, with Stryker

first_imgJEROME BETTIS, with “Get on the Bus” winner Chris Crytzer.Stryker’s Joint Replacement Division launched “Get on the Bus,” with the help of ex-Pittsburgh Steeler and Hall of Famer Jerome “The Bus” Bettis. Stryker is spreading the message about the importance of prioritizing joint health and going to see a doctor to talk about joint pain.Stryker’s “Get on the Bus” contest encouraged people to share why they or their loved ones need a little extra encouragement to go to the doctor to learn about joint health.Bettis surprised the first-ever winner of the “Get on the Bus” contest, Chris Crytzer of Coraopolis, who had Bettis showing up to her home in the decked-out Stryker bus. Crytzer and Bettis spent the June 12 afternoon at the doctor’s office, lunch at Jerome Bettis Grille 36 and a stroll around Allegheny Commons Park.“I know from experience that if you’re dealing with joint pain you might feel anxious about taking that first step to see a doctor,” Bettis said in a news release. “I suffer from knee pain and was avoiding talking about it with my doctor, but through my relationship with Stryker I’ve gotten to know (professional golfer) Fred Funk personally and he was the one who encouraged me to make that move and get a game plan in place with my doctor. I want to help other joint pain sufferers and do what Fred did for me—give them that extra push to see a professional and learn about various treatment options that are available to them.”GET ON THE BUS—Ex-Pittsburgh Steeler great Jerome Bettis, with Coraopolis resident Chris Crytzer, the winner of the first-ever “Get on the Bus” contest. Bettis is encouraging people to live a healthier lifestyle and visit a doctor about joint health. (Photos by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)“I received my Stryker knee replacement in 2009, and it was actually my wife who encouraged me to address my joint pain in the first place,” Funk said in a news release. “The pain was not only affecting my career as a professional golfer, it was also interfering with other aspects of my life such as walking the dog and keeping up with my kids. Since then, I’m back on the course doing what I love. I know that my story is not unlike so many others out there, which is why I’m excited to team up with The Bus.”Bettis, at his Jerome Bettis Grille 36, spoke with the New Pittsburgh Courier about Steelers-related topics as well. “I knew Big Ben was really special from day one, but this team only has about a two-year window with this explosive offense to win another Super Bowl,” said Bettis. “If Ben stays healthy I believe he will play three more years. Ben is strong and relatively young in football years and I believe he got a lot in him. Why would he retire when he has everything he wants on offense—great receivers, great running back and a great offensive line and an offensive coordinator that he likes. He waited his entire career for this so why would he walk away?”And what about Le’Veon Bell, who most likely will skip the upcoming preseason and sign his one-year franchise tag just in time for the regular season?“Le’Veon Bell is critical because of the number of things he is able to do,” Bettis said. “Not only can he line up seven yards deep and run the football, he is a factor back out of the backfield, you can line him up at the line of scrimmage and play him as a wide receiver and he is a very underrated blocker. Bell has not given up a single quarterback sack since he arrived in the NFL. The NFL today is all about mismatches and the running back being able to go out there and create that mismatch gives you an advantage. To replace somebody who can do all these different things will be difficult. So I hope Pittsburgh and Bell can find a financial contract number where both are happy with. It is time to find common ground.” Like us at @NewPghCourier on Twitter read more