Millicom snags Ooredoo CCO Gordon

first_imgHome Millicom snags Ooredoo CCO Gordon AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 26 AUG 2015 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 MillicomOoredoo Emerging market operator Millicom appointed Cynthia Gordon, a senior executive with Ooredoo, to head its Africa business.Gordon (pictured), who joins on 21 September, will be Millicom’s executive vice president, CEO Africa Division, with responsibility for operations in six countries.She will report to Mauricio Ramos, Millicom’s recently appointed CEO whose background is in the Latin American cable television industry. Aside from Africa, the group’s footprint also covers Latin and South America.Millicom’s strategy is based on what it terms the Digital Lifestyle, which bundles a number of services, including mobile, cable television and mobile money, into a single offering for consumers.Gordon was Chief Commerical Officer of Ooredoo, reporting to the group’s CEO. Previous stints included Orange, where she was vice-president of partnerships and emerging markets and developed her African expertise.Despite her new role, she will remain on the Board of Commissioners of Indosat, Ooredoo’s largest operating company.Millicom’s African operations covers six markets: Tanzania, Ghana, DRC, Senegal, Rwanda and Chad. Tags Author Millicom to launch open RAN network in LatAmcenter_img Español Richard Handford Previous ArticleWileyfox targets Europe with Asia-inspired smartphone strategyNext ArticleBICS completes “first end-to-end” VoLTE call between Asia and Europe Millicom lanzará una red RAN abierta en América Latina Related Millicom mejora resultados gracias a las altas de móvillast_img read more

Dorian drifts out to sea, severe heatwave hits Southeast

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — After slamming Canada over the weekend, Dorian has finally moved out to the northern Atlantic Ocean and has lost all of its tropical characteristics.Dorian made landfall on Nova Scotia about 15 miles south of Halifax late on Saturday afternoon with maximum sustained winds at landfall of 100 mph as a Category 2 hurricane. Now that Dorian is gone and the tropics are quieting down — for the time being, at least — there is no threat from tropical systems in the Atlantic for any land mass.Elsewhere, more than 22 large uncontained wildfires have been burning in the western U.S. from California to Montana.Some of the worst ones are in northern California where mandatory evacuations have been ordered over the weekend.A fire in Plumas County, California, north of Sacramento exploded Saturday night into Sunday morning to 38,048 acres and is only 5% contained.The heat will be lower Monday in northern California, however, and the winds won’t be as bad, which should hopefully limit the spread of the fires.The strongest winds and worst fire conditions will be from Utah to Las Vegas and into southern California where Red Flag Warnings and Wind Advisories have been issued with winds gusting as high as 55 mph.While it will remain dry in the Southwest, it will be stormy with possible tornadoes and flooding from the Pacific Northwest into the Rockies.There were two possible tornadoes in parts of Washington and Oregon on Sunday with a tornado reported in Colorado Sunday with winds that gusted to near 80 mph near Salt Lake City.On Monday, severe storms will move into the Midwest from South Dakota to Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin, where damaging winds, large hail and even a few tornadoes are possible.The South, however, had numerous record highs reported over the weekend including Monroe, Louisiana hitting 102 degrees Fahrenheit, Houston tying their high with 99 degrees, and Miami reaching 94 degrees on Saturday. On Sunday, Austin, Texas at Camp Mabry hit 102 degrees, New Orleans made it to 99 degrees and Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Tallahassee, Florida both tied their record highs of 98 degrees.A Heat Advisory continues for Alabama and Georgia where highs will be in the mid to upper 90s. But, combined with humidity, the temperature will feel like it is close to 110 degrees.The rest of the south will be hot and it will feel like it is above 100 degrees from Houston to Memphis, Tennessee and all the way down to Jacksonville, Florida. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more