Nokia acquires energy efficiency firm Eta Devices

first_imgHome Nokia acquires energy efficiency firm Eta Devices Nokia acquired US firm Eta Devices “to bolster its push to enhance base station energy efficiency” which it believes is “an increasingly important area for operators on the path to 4.9G and 5G”.Eta Devices, founded in 2010, specialises in improving the energy efficiency of power amplifiers used in base stations, access points and devices.Its technology reduces the need for backup power, which means smaller base station cabinets and reduced equipment breakdown rates.Nokia explained that operators need power that is delivered both cost-effectively and sustainably because of increasing demand for data from consumers and businesses, as well as due to the increasing number of connected devices and things.Nokia already offers a zero emission base station solution that it says reduces site energy consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 70 per cent.The acquisition includes fixed assets, employees, intellectual property rights as well as lease and supplier agreements.Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Nokia makes AI move with Microsoft Previous ArticleAltice terminates SFR buy-out offerNext ArticleStripe is coy on Asian growth plans Eta DevicesNokia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 05 OCT 2016 Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more Español center_img Related Alianza sobre IA entre Nokia y Microsoft Saleha Riaz Author Tags Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Ditolast_img read more

Mobile money experts address enterprise challenges

first_img Airtel RwandaEcocashGates Foundation Previous ArticleInvestors back UbiquitiLink to flyNext ArticleIntelligence Brief: Which APAC market will lead in 5G? HomeM360 Africa 2019 – News Mobile money experts address enterprise challenges Tags Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 18 JUL 2019 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 Chris Donkin LIVE FROM MOBILE 360 – AFRICA, KIGALI, RWANDA: Interoperability between providers and flexible know your customer (KYC) regulations were identified as two key initiatives needed to expand mobile money adoption by African enterprises.During the Mobile Money Leadership Forum, operators and development organisations discussed the advantages of providing mobile money services to small-, medium- and micro-enterprises. But Matt Bohan, senior programme officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, noted interoperability between providers will be central to attracting these businesses.“To get to the merchants you have to address 80 per cent of the market or more with a payments platform,” he said. “A few notable monopoly-level players aside, if you don’t have a monopoly today, you’re probably not going to get one. So to get to that level of market reach, you have to go down the interoperable road as an industry.”In terms of being able to service the segment, Airtel Rwanda product manager Sharif Banamwana (pictured, left) said KYC regulations were a significant barrier, presenting compliance challenges which “many businesses are not able to meet” in terms of qualifying for a corporate service. To address this “we have to work closely with regulators,” he said.SafetyBanamwana acknowledged there was a need to strike a balance between flexibility and safeguarding against criminal activity including money laundering and fraud, which KYC is designed to protect against.He added the operator’s strategy was to try to mimic its enterprise platforms on mobile money services, noting it tried to be as flexible on costs as possible to address the “resistance to pricing” from many in the sector.EcoCash CEO Natalie Jabangwe (pictured, centre) noted her company had introduced a specific business wallet for small and medium businesses in Zimbabwe.She added it was also promoting “KYC-lite”, which eases the transition between formal and informal sectors, though this requires the buy-in of regulators and business forums. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Backlast_img read more

S.H. Park, Liu share Founders lead; Ko two back

first_imgPHOENIX – Sung Hyun Park isn’t a big fan of birdie-fest golf. She’s still awfully good at it. ”Personally, I like the difficult course better than the easy course,” Park said through a translator. The top-ranked Park shot her second straight 6-under 66 on Friday at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup for a share of the lead with Yu Liu in the event that honors the 13 women who founded the LPGA tour. Coming off a victory three weeks ago in Singapore, Park birdied five of the first six holes on her final nine in perfect conditions at Desert Ridge. She lost the outright lead with a closing bogey on the par-4 ninth. ”Overall, I’m really happy with the play today, especially putting was really good,” Park said. ”The shots were better than yesterday.” The 25-year-old South Korean has six victories in her first three years on the tour, winning majors in far more testing conditions at the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open and 2018 Women’s PGA Championship. Liu had 10 birdies in a 64 to match Park at 12-under 132. ”I don’t expect this to happen every day,” Liu said. ”When a day like this comes, I just am glad I was able to take advantage of it.” The 23-year-old Chinese player teed off at 7 a.m., local time, in the first group off the 10th tee. ”Definitely being the first off, the greatest advantage is pure greens and calm conditions,” Liu said. Your browser does not support iframes. Full-field scores from the Bank of Hope Founders Cup Former Arizona State player Linnea Strom lost a share of the lead with a closing double bogey. With Arizona State’s players and coaching staff following her, she pulled her approach from the middle of the 18th fairway into a plugged lie in the face of the left bunker. The Swedish rookie took two shots to get out of the bunker, with the second racing through the green and almost into the exit tunnel under the grandstand. She got up-and-down from there for a 65. ”A bit unlucky on the last hole, but overall very happy with my round,” said Strom, a member of the Sun Devils’ 2017 NCAA championship team. ”It was so much fun to play out there with my whole team supporting. This is like home for me to be here.” Lydia Ko (67) also was 10 under with first-round leader Celine Boutier (70), Amy Yang (66), Mi Jung Hur (66), Angel Yin (67), Nanna Koerstz Madsen (69) and Monday qualifier Cheyenne Knight (68). ”Obviously, the golf course is known to have some low scores,” Ko said. ”You just have to go out there, try to play your game, and maybe play a little bit more aggressive than any other golf course.” Boutier eagled the par-5 15th – holing out from a greenside bunker after hitting a drive that bounced off a cart path and went 340 yards – to tie Park for the lead at 13 under, but dropped three strokes on the final three holes. The 5-foot Frenchwoman, the Vic Open winner last month in Australia for her first LPGA title, bogeyed the par-4 16th and had a double bogey on the par-4 18th. ”I don’t feel great right now,” Boutier said. ”Just not a good finish.” Boutier teamed with Liu to help Duke win the 2014 NCAA title. ”She’s one of my closest friends out here,” Boutier said. ”We played on the Symetra Tour two years ago together, we graduated together and then last year we had a pretty good rookie year on the LPGA tour together.” Defending champion Inbee Park topped the group at 9 under with Women’s Australian Open champion Nelly Korda (67) and Brooke Henderson (68). Na Yeon Choi followed her opening 65 with a 71 to reach 8 under. She’s playing her first event after an 11-month layoff because of a back injury.last_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday September 22nd

first_img Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Twitter Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday September 22nd WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+center_img Pinterest By News Highland – September 22, 2020 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday September 22nd:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter Previous articleLuke McAteer continue’s recent good form in ListowelNext article18 additional cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Donegal News Highland Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebooklast_img read more

Spencer Rascoff scoops up another Brentwood Park home

first_imgTagsSpencer Rascoff Spencer Rascoff and the home (Credit; John Lamparski/Getty Images)Former Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff has snagged another Brentwood Park property.Rascoff paid $5.7 million — a million dollars above the Zestimate — for the 1950s-era home a block away from his mansion, according to Variety.The 3,200-square-foot home sits on a quarter of an acre, with three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. There have been some upgrades, but overall it does not appear there was a recent renovation. The trellis-covered back patio opens to a manicured backyard with trees and plants in every corner surrounding the swimming pool.Rascoff listed his nearby mansion earlier this year for $24 million. He paid $19.7 million for the 12,700-square-foot home in 2016. The home has six bedrooms and nine bathrooms.After stepping down as CEO of Zillow last year, Rascoff has been busy with his dot.LA project. The news and events company will cover the growing tech scene in the Los Angeles area.Earlier this year, news surfaced that Rascoff was co-chairing a special purpose acquisition company, also known as a blank check company. SPACs acquire other companies to bring them public and are seen as a cheaper way for companies to go public. They’ve seen a resurgence in popularity in the real estate realm over the last few years. [Variety] ­— Dennis Lynch  Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Voice of sexuality

first_imgI don’t regret losing you and making you free from my love which has just been painful. I know that you don’t admit and you will never confess that all I did was a terrible tragedy to your soul. But I know how mean I was to leave you alone in dark with the pain of forever. However, I took a step unknowingly for a huge cataclysm. You whip me every night with the song of love in my ears. I see your face in the Dark Oolong tea. You walk with me as doleful as I am towards the port of call. I see you everywhere even when you are not called. I cannot slur you. I cannot. I had written letters to you all these years but they never reached you. They would have never let you live in harmony, you would have died alive alone in poetry and I know that poetry has never saved your life. If only I had the audacity to tell the world about my sexuality. We were saved, perhaps with back and forth slaughter, but we were saved.last_img read more

Boy thrown from Mall of America balcony is home after nearly five months in hospital

first_imgBanksPhotos/iStock(BLOOMINGTON, Minn.) — After almost five months of intensive and rehabilitative care, the 5-year-old boy who was thrown from a third floor balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota in April is finally home.The family of the boy — identified only as Landen — shared the good news on their GoFundMe page, which has raised more than $1 million to support Landen in his recovery. “We are pleased to share that our son completed his inpatient rehabilitation and is now home. We are so thankful, and we rejoice in the Lord’s blessings to our family,” the family said in a statement posted by family friend Noah Hanneman.“We continue to ask that His healing powers guide us and our son’s care team as we enter the next phase of recovery, which includes continued outpatient rehabilitation for multiple injuries and adjusting to life back at home and school,” the statement continued.Landen was moved from the intensive care unit into an inpatient physical rehabilitation program in early August indicating that he was making progress with his recovery, according to a statement from his family on GoFundMe.The injuries Landen suffered after he fell almost 40 feet in the unprovoked attack were vast.“The injuries and severe complications have now resulted in more than 15 separate medical procedures or surgeries, including surgeries for two broken arms and a broken leg, removal of his spleen, procedures for fluid in his lungs and stomach, as well as for facial and skull fractures; and just this past weekend, he had a stent placed in a vein that runs through his liver because of the serious complications he continues to endure,” Hanneman said on June 25.The man responsible, Emmanuel Aranda, pleaded guilty to premeditated first-degree murder in May and agreed to a plea deal of 19 years in prison, according to ABC affiliate KSTP-TV. Aranda said that he was “looking for someone to kill, but it did not ‘work out,’” according to a probably cause document.In spite of what Landen has gone through so far, Hanneman was grateful for all of the support the boy has received in the latest update on GoFundMe.“Thank you to all of you who prayed for us and loved us during the past 4 1/2 months. You helped to give us hope and show us the Glory of God’s great love here on earth even during the darkest of days,” he said. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Defense team for Harvey Weinstein requests maximum of 5 years in prison for sex crimes convictions

first_imgDNY59/iStock(NEW YORK) — Harvey Weinstein should be sent to prison for no more than five years, defense attorneys said in a letter to the judge ahead of sentencing scheduled for Wednesday.The disgraced former Hollywood producer was convicted of two felony counts — criminal sexual assault and third-degree rape — for attacking former production assistant Mimi Haley in 2006 third-degree rape of aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013. He was acquitted of three additional counts — two counts of predatory sexual assault and one count of first-degree rape.The defense said Weinstein’s age, health and life of charity are among the factors that argue for a lesser sentence. Weinstein, 67, who was convicted on Feb. 24, was moved from Bellevue Hospital Center in New York to Rikers Island correctional facility last week after undergoing a procedure to insert a stent in his heart. He had been using a walker throughout the trial and was being held in a prison ward at Bellevue after complaining of chest pains.“As an individual with no criminal history having spent no time previously incarcerated, his health concerns, his age, and as famous as he is, a custodial sentence will no doubt prove much more difficult for Mr. Weinstein than most other inmates, which further counsels in favor of a sentence of five years’ imprisonment,” defense attorneys Damon Cheronis, Donna Rotunno and Arthur Aidala wrote in their letter to Judge James Burke.“With respect to deterrence, counsel will again note that Mr. Weinstein is a first-time offender,” the attorneys wrote.The sexual assault charge carries a maximum of 25 years in prison. He could receive up to four years in prison for the rape conviction.Prosecutors have said Weinstein deserves a “lengthy” prison sentence. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office did not recommend a specific sentence but said it is “totally appropriate” to show through the court’s sentence “that sexual assault, even if perpetrated upon an acquaintance or in a professional setting, is a serious offense worthy of a lengthy prison sentence,” according to a letter to the same judge filed by prosecutors last Friday.The DA’s submission details what the prosecutor’s office claims are several decades’ worth of alleged misconduct by Weinstein beyond what was prosecuted in court.The defense attorneys responded in their letter that those additional accusations by prosecutors, “many of which are not even sexual in nature (e.g. “abusive behavior in the workplace”) and the vast majority of which have nothing to do with [Mimi] Haley or Jessica Mann — in no way constitute relevant conduct.”The prosecution filing notes the complaining witnesses, Jessica Mann and Mimi Haley, will submit statements to the court.ABC News does not normally name victims of sexual assault, but both women have either publicly identified themselves or agreed to allow their names to be used.Following the verdict, Weinstein’s attorneys said in a statement they will be filing an appeal, claiming there were “extremely troubling issues” with the trial.While appealing his New York conviction, Weinstein will also be preparing to defend himself against four felony sexual assault charges filed earlier this year by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office. In that case, Weinstein is charged with attacking two women in separate incidents over a two-day period in Feb. 2013. He has not yet entered a plea in that case. Weinstein claims any sexual encounters were consensual.If you or someone you know experienced sexual assault and is seeking resources, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Farewell, Dominic Cummings, the power behind Boris Johnson

first_img“There were dozens of attempts to have them fixed. All failed. At one point the permanent secretary himself took on the task of fixing the lifts, so infuriated had he become. He retired licking his wounds.” Perhaps the defining image of Cummings was him sat behind a trestle table in the Downing Street rose garden (if the Trump team had booked it, he would have appeared at the Rose Garden Chinese takeaway in Clapton) explaining why he broke the U.K.’s coronavirus lockdown rules — an unprecedented move for a government special adviser. The Leaver The lockdown trip dominated headlines for days, but a lot of Twitter traffic on the subject was blocked by the social media giant’s filters designed to stop pornography. According to research by the Guardian, the correct spelling of Cummings’ surname fell foul of the filters, meaning that a number of misspellings were trending instead, including #cummnings, #dominiccummigs and #sackcummimgs. Oddly, the hashtag #cumgate also trended, having seemingly not been stopped by the censors. “We need some true wild cards, artists, people who never went to university and fought their way out of an appalling hell hole [no, Donald Trump, not Brussels], weirdos from William Gibson novels like that girl hired by Bigend as a brand ‘diviner’ who feels sick at the sight of Tommy Hilfiger or that Chinese-Cuban free runner from a crime family hired by the KGB,” Cummings wrote in a blog post. “If you want to figure out what characters around Putin might do, or how international criminal gangs might exploit holes in our border security, you don’t want more Oxbridge English graduates who chat about Lacan at dinner parties with TV producers and spread fake news about fake news.” Cummings was photographed leaving Downing Street on Friday carrying a box, presumably full of his belongings and/or incriminating photos of the prime minister. SAGE advice Cummings told the press conference his wife became ill and the pair took the view it would be better to be near young family members who could help look after their four-year-old son. He said he drove from London to Durham in the northeast of England without stopping on the way and spent two weeks there while he and his wife recovered. Still feeling weak, Cummings drove the family 30 miles to the town of Barnard Castle to check whether a “weird” feeling in his eyes might prevent him from making the much longer journey back to London — because the obvious thing to do if your eyes are feeling “weird” is to go for a drive with your loved ones. “The [Department for Education’s] lifts were knackered from the start and still are,” Cummings wrote in 2014, reflecting on his first stint in government, from 2010 to 2014, as the right-hand man to then-Education Secretary Michael Gove. Paul Dallison writes Declassified, a weekly column looking at the lighter side of politics. In the battle of Boris Johnson versus Middle-Aged Bald Men, the U.K. prime minister has won. They shed light on Cummings’ motivations for backing Brexit, his obsessions (Otto von Bismarck, the science of probability, chess), and his grudges (against David Cameron, George Osborne, political pundits). He also spent a lot of time moaning about the lifts. Andrew Sabisky came under fire after journalists unearthed a series of online statements, including that Black Americans have a lower IQ than white Americans and that compulsory contraception should be in place to prevent a “permanent underclass.” The latter comment was posted below one of Cummings’ own blog posts in 2014. Cummings’ coronavirus involvement wasn’t limited to his lockdown-defying trip. According to media reports in April, he took part in meetings of a (supposedly) non-political scientific group advising the government on the virus. A list of attendees of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) on March 23, the same day that Johnson announced a nationwide lockdown, included Cummings and also data scientist Ben Warner, who worked with Cummings on the Vote Leave campaign for Brexit. Peppa Pig was unavailable for comment for this article. The “weirdos and misfits” post was one of many blog entries that offer a window into the world of the special adviser. The man behind the (PJ) mask As Cummings left his London home one morning in February, he was asked about the government’s decision to proceed with HS2, a high-speed rail project that the adviser opposed. The picturesque town of Barnard Castle suddenly found itself the center of attention. “I think most people in Barnard Castle are sick of the negative attention,” Trevor Brookes, editor of the Teesdale Mercury, said following news of Cummings’ resignation. The blog also gives some clues about Cummings’ animus toward the EU. Richard Horton, editor of the Lancet medical journal, said on Twitter that if the report on Cummings was true, the government “has utterly corrupted independent scientific advice” and “the scientists who sit on SAGE have allowed themselves to be corrupted.”center_img Senior advisers aren’t normally headline news, but Cummings was. Here are some of his high-profile moments. For Cummings’ many detractors, Christmas came early when he left Downing Street carrying a box of his belongings on Friday. The BBC reported that his departure had been brought forward given the “upset in the team,” without making clear whether that was upset that Cummings was leaving or upset that wasn’t going quickly enough. He said No. 10 was specifically looking to hire data scientists, economists, policy experts, project managers, communication experts and junior researchers, one of whom would become his personal assistant. This assistant, he said, “will not have weekday date nights, you will sacrifice many weekends — frankly it will hard having a boy/girlfriend at all. It will be exhausting but interesting and if you cut it you will be involved in things at the age of 21 that most people never see.” Cummings also claimed on the blog — not all that convincingly — that his fearsome reputation was over-hyped. Cummings made such an impact as head of the Vote Leave campaign that they even made a film about it, with Benedict Cumberbatch as Cummings in what might charitably be described as generous casting. Cumberbatch even turned up for dinner to get to know the man he would be portraying, an evening described in detail by Cummings’ wife Mary Wakefield in the Spectator. In a May 2018 post, he said it is “unknowable to anybody” whether the U.K. could “make the most” of Brexit over a “10/20/30 year timescale.” The first person hired as a result resigned following an outcry over racist comments he allegedly made online. “Contrary to the media story, I dislike confrontation and rows like most people but I am very strongly motivated by doing things in a certain way and am not motivated by people in [Westminster’s London postcode] SW1 liking me,” he wrote in 2017. Blog after blog Critics also pointed out comments Sabisky made in a 2016 interview, where he suggested children should be given mind-enhancing drugs to improve their education. Falling foul of porn rules Stage-managed to the last Cummings replied: “The night time is the right time to fight crime – I can’t think of a rhyme.” They are lines from the theme tune for PJ Masks, a cartoon series about three children who, when their parents are asleep, don costumes to battle their enemies. Asked by a BBC journalist if the decision on HS2 meant he had lost influence in No 10, Cummings replied: “I think we need PJ Masks on the job.” The King of Barnard Castle On Wednesday evening, Lee Cain, Downing Street’s director of communications, quit as part of a row over who would become the prime minister’s next chief of staff. Cain had been a senior official in the Vote Leave campaign and during the EU referendum worked closely with Dominic Cummings, Johnson’s top aide. A day later came the bombshell that Cummings was also on his way out and would leave Downing Street by Christmas. He insisted he had no regrets about making a 260-mile trip during lockdown, nor about a 30-mile detour he took before making the trip home. In a statement, Downing Street said: “It is not true that Mr Cummings or Dr Warner are ‘on’ or members of SAGE. Mr Cummings and Dr Warner have attended some SAGE meetings and listen to some meetings now they are all virtual. Occasionally they ask questions or offer help when scientists mention problems in Whitehall.” Club for misfits One of Cummings’ odder plans was for the government to hire “weirdos” and “misfits” to revitalize the civil service. He described himself as “not a Tory, libertarian, ‘populist’ or anything else” and in a January 2017 essay outlined his reasoning for joining the Brexit campaign. “I thought very strongly that 1) a return to 1930s protectionism would be disastrous, 2) the fastest route to this is continuing with no democratic control over immigration or human rights policies for terrorists and other serious criminals, therefore 3) the best practical policy is to reduce (for a while) unskilled immigration and increase high skills immigration … 4) this requires getting out of the EU, 5) hopefully it will prod the rest of Europe to limit immigration and therefore limit the extremist forces that otherwise will try to rip down free trade.” You won’t be surprised to find out that there are several ways to get out of Downing Street but only one that guarantees you are plastered all over the morning papers.last_img read more