FCC chief urges block on China Mobile licence bid

first_img China operators lose NYSE delisting appeal HomeAsiaNews FCC chief urges block on China Mobile licence bid China Mobile revenue climbs on 5G handset growth AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 18 APR 2019 Related Asia Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Diana Goovaerts center_img Tags A China Mobile bid to provide telecoms services in the US appeared doomed after Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai opposed the operator’s application on national security grounds.In a statement, Pai said reviews by the FCC and other federal agencies determined China Mobile’s request to build interconnection facilities in the country, made in 2011, “raises substantial and serious national security and law enforcement threats”.He urged the other four members of the FCC to vote with him to block the application at a meeting on 9 May. Pai’s recommendation carries weight as members of his political party hold a majority on the Commission.In July 2018, the US Department of Commerce (DoC) advised the FCC to deny the request, also citing national security concerns.Threat assessmentSenior FCC officials said China Mobile submitted a detailed mitigation proposal in an attempt to allay the DoC’s fears. This was considered alongside the DoC’s recommendation in a fresh review by the FCC, which ultimately decided to recommend denial.The FCC’s core worry is the amount of control the Chinese government has over China Mobile, the officials explained. Giving the company greater access to US telecommunications infrastructure and traffic could leave domestic networks vulnerable to foreign surveillance and other nefarious intrusions, they added.Pai’s statement marks the first time the FCC has recommended denial of such an application on national security grounds.The move comes as the FCC weighs an order which would ban operators from buying telecoms equipment from companies deemed national security threats. The agency is still determining which companies would be prohibited, the officials said.There is no appeals process for the pending FCC decision, but China Mobile could challenge a negative outcome in court. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Previous ArticleKT bid to boost K bank stake put on holdNext ArticleOrange pledges industry-focused 5G rollout Author China Mobile mulls mainland listing China MobileFederal Communications Commission (FCC)interconnectionlast_img read more

Allstar Performance rewards 100-plus IMCA state champions with gift cards

first_imgWATERVLIET, Mich. – Their state-best point totals will pay off for another record group of IMCA drivers this season.Allstar Performance awards gift cards to each of the more than 100 drivers in eight sanctioned divisions win­ning IMCA state championships in 2017The Watervliet, Mich., high performance parts manufacturer gives $100 gift cards to each IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car state cham­pion.Each IMCA Rac­eSaver Sprint Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod and Mach-1 Sport Compact state champion receives a $50 gift card.“We are pleased to continue our partnership with IMCA and look forward to working with them in the future,” said Allstar Performance Advertising Manager John Berglund. “IMCA is truly concerned with making racing affordable by utilizing sensible rules and has done a tremendous job of growing their group of racers.”Seven hundred and fifty drivers have won state titles since the IMCA program was introduced in 2000. A rec­ord 103 state champions were crowned in 2016.Gift cards will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office, and can be applied toward purchases from any Allstar distributor.Infor­mation about the complete line of Allstar Performance products, as well as dealer locations, is available at the www.allstarperformance.com web­site.State point standings are determined using results from drivers’ first 55 starts at tracks in each state. This season is Allstar Performance’s eighth as title sponsor of the state championship program.“For eight years, Allstar Performance has been the driving force behind our State Champions, and their consistency has really been key to the development of this program,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “So many racers make a State Championship a goal at the outset of the season and we’re proud to be able to recognize their accomplishments.”last_img read more

Lyrebirds are no pretenders

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT   “OUR season will be defined over the next three weeks – we’ll either be in the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

FAI Cup Round One Fixtures Confirmed

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway United’s FAI Cup First Round game with Killester United has been confirmed for Haddon Park in Killester on Sunday the 13th of August kicking off at 2pm. Following FAI venue inspections, several non-league grounds have been passed to host the FAI Cup fixtures including Evergreen who will be able to host SSE Airtricity League Premier Division side Drogheda United at their home ground in Kilkenny.The fixtures will be played across Friday, Saturday and Sunday as holders Cork City kick-off their defence at Bray Wanderers on Saturday, August 12th at 7pm.Furthermore, the second round draw will take place on Monday, August 14th live on RTE’s Soccer Republic. The show will begin at 6.30pm on the RTE Player and the draw will be broadcast live on the programme.The full Irish Daily Mail First Round fixture list is below.Friday, 11th August – Cabinteely v U.C.D., Stradbrook, 7.45 pmFriday, 11th August – Waterford v Shelbourne, R.S.C., 7.45 pmFriday, 11th August – Finn Harps v Bohemians, Finn Park, 8.00 pmFriday, 11th August – Shamrock Rovers v Glenville, Tallaght Stadium, 8.00pmFriday, 11th August – Wexford v Crumlin United, Ferrycarrig Park, 8.00pmSaturday, 12th August – Cobh Wanderers v Killarney Celtic, Oldchurch Park, 4.00 pmSaturday, 12th August – Cobh Ramblers v Limerick, St. Colman’s Park, 7.45 pmSaturday, 12th August – Ballincollig v Athlone Town, CIT, 5.00 pmSaturday, 12th August – Bangor Celtic v Everton, Iveagh Grounds, 6.30 pmSaturday, 12th August – Bray Wanderers v Cork City, Carlisle Grounds, 7.00 pmSaturday, 12th August – Longford Town v Sligo Rovers, City Calling Stadium, 7.30 pmSunday, 13th August – Bluebell United v Sheriff YC, Red Cow, 12.00 pmSunday, 13th August – Evergreen v Drogheda United, Evergreen Park, 2.00 pmSunday, 13th August – Killester United v Galway United, Haddon Park, 2.00 pmSunday, 13th August – Portmarnock v St. Patrick’s Athletic, Paddy’s Hill, 2.00 pmSunday, 13th August – Dundalk v Derry City, Oriel Park, 6.30pmlast_img read more

Man headbutted, poured drink over and sent vile texts to former girlfriend

first_imgA man who could not accept the break-up of his relationship headbutted his former girlfriend, poured drinks over her and then sent her a series of vile text messages.Kieran Callaghan appeared in court following the attacks on his former partner Martina Mulhern in Letterkenny. The court heard how that although the relationship was brief, 33-year-old Callaghan could not accept the break-up.After the relationship broke down, Callaghan approached Ms MUlhern on a number of occasions.On July 2nd, 2017 in the Warehouse Bar, he approached her on two occasions and poured two drinks over her head.On July 17th, Ms Mulhern was socialising in the Voodoo NIghtclub in Letterkenny when she was approached by Callaghan.He headbutted the woman causing her swelling and bruising to her face.Callaghan, of Garrison Hill in Killygordon also admitted sending a series of disgusting text messages to his former girlfriend.Garda Inspector Barry Doyle said the text messages were very offensive and included “F*** you tramp. You rotten piece of s***. I hope you die a painful one”, “You are a pathetic lowlife scumbag I never loved you” and “I hope you fall off a cliff.”The court was told that Callaghan had previously appeared in court for breaking a window in Ms Mulhern’s home in Ardara on the night he poured drinks over her headSolicitor for the accused, Mr Frank Dorrian, said Callaghan had tendered an apology to Ms Mulhern and that it was sincere.He said his client had been distraught and had experienced emotions of hopelessness and despair after the couple’s break-up.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until January 14th next and asked the court for a probation report and victim impact statement from Ms Mulhern.Man headbutted, poured drink over and sent vile texts to former girlfriend was last modified: November 14th, 2018 by StephenShare 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:attackcourtdonegalKieran Callaghanrelationshiplast_img read more

In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of December 25, 2015

first_imgShare This!Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Since tomorrow, most of you will be celebrating with family and friends, I decided to get this week’s In Case You Missed It out a day earlier! I hope you enjoy your holiday.Universal purchased land, Star Wars broke records, and lots, lots more happened this week! Read on to find out just what you should know.In Case You Missed It – Disney and Universal Orlando News and Rumors What did we miss? Attach your ideas to Rey and BB8 Die Cast Action Figures and send it to [email protected] with the words “In Case You Missed It” in the subject line. USA Today takes us to The Boathouse in this video. Have you tried it yet?Could a wine bar be headed to Disney Springs? Would this appeal to you?Head’s up. If you were traveling on the Disney Magic next summer, you will not be heading to Greece or Turkey.Robert Iger recently talked about weakness at ESPN, the pressure on television from developing digital media, and the continued strength and value of the brand.Is Pirates of the Caribbean one of your favorite movies? Here are things you may not have known about Curse of the Black Pearl.Set your DVR’s! ABC will air Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years in January.Clearly Star Wars broke A LOT of records. See which ones it actually succeeded to break.The big question…where does Star Wars go next? Don’t read this unless you’ve seen the movie, as it involves spoilers.What did this latest iteration of Star Wars do right that the prequels didn’t?Could the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them play a part in upcoming Universal expansions? What would you like to see?It’s official…Universal has purchased 450 acres of land. One would expect it’s just a matter of time before we hear about another gate.In Case We Missed Itlast_img read more

StopLift Detects 1.5 Million Incidents of Unscanned Items at Checkouts Worldwide

first_imgStopLift Checkout Vision Systems has now detected more than 1.5 million incidents of scan-avoidance at both manned and self-checkouts at retailers around the world.StopLift’s Scan-It-All™ video recognition technology has confirmed more than 1.5 million-plus incidents, which include “sweethearting”, when cashiers pretend to scan merchandise but deliberately bypass the scanner, thus not charging the customer for the merchandise. The customer is often a friend, family member or fellow employee working in tandem with the cashier. Many scan avoidance incidents are also caused by customers using self-checkout.See real scan avoidance incidents – and a realtime incident counter at www.StopLift.com.- Sponsor – StopLift’s patented Scan-It-All video analytics technology visually determines what occurs during each transaction to immediately distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent behavior at the checkout. As soon as a scan avoidance incident occurs, StopLift, which constantly monitors 100% of the security video, flags the transaction as suspicious. It quickly reports the incident, identifying the cashier or customer and the date and time of the theft. This includes incidents which may be due to mistakes by the cashier or customer at self-checkout as well as items left in the shopping cart.Retail chains can now receive realtime reporting on self-checkout theft and otherscan avoidance, prevent false alerts and interventions, alert the attendant before the customer leaves the store, and improve customer service at the self-checkout with StopLift’s new Self-CheckoutAccelerator (at left) “Retailers always suspected that self-checkouts would be highly prone to scan-avoidance, and our technology has certainly found this to be the case,” Kundu said. “Furthermore, using the incidents detected from their own stores, retailers are now able to train staff on the signals indicating when customers are either having problems using the self-checkout or are exhibiting suspicious behavior.” Dishonest associates are identified on the basis of video evidence the first time they conduct a fraudulent transaction, rather than months or even years down the road, significantly reducing inventory shrinkage, deterring future theft, and boosting profitability. Likewise, dishonest customers are identified at the self-checkout.“The system never sleeps. It lets me sleep,” said Piggly Wiggly owner Keith Holley of Alabama.The technology eliminates costly, time-consuming human review of video, drastically reduces and deters fraud at the checkout, and significantly improves profitability, Kundu said. Rather than take a one-size-fits-all approach, StopLift develops targeted applications to address the specific needs of retailers from different sectors including general merchandise, grocery, and specialty retail.Scan-It-All works with existing off-the-shelf overhead cameras. No special camera equipment needs to be purchased or installed, and no changes have to be made to the checkout. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Inside IT: Context-Aware Computing

first_imgWe’re at the outset of a new development in the enterprise, driven in part by the widespread use of mobile devices. Context-aware computing has the promise to enhance employee productivity and offer value to the company. It takes into account the person, place, and thing of a given situation, and offers information and services based on that situation. In this podcast we hear from Jon McDermott, Research and Pathfinding Lead with Intel IT Labs where he talks about the development and deployment of Intel’s context-aware computing service for the enterprise. Listen to more about context-aware computing now.last_img read more