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first_img“We welcome the letter that Jeremy Corbyn has written to [Theresa] May” says @Europarl_EN‘s #Brexit Coordinator Guy Verhofstadt – “cross-party cooperation is the way forward”https://t.co/rxSgauVGLM pic.twitter.com/z16bfjgjw9— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) February 7, 2019The EU’s Brexit coordinator has welcomed Jeremy Corbyn’s letter to Theresa May setting out five demands for Brexit.Guy Verhofstadt said: “We cannot have an agreement with uncertainty in the UK based on majorities of six, seven, eight, nine votes in the House of Commons.“Cross-party cooperation is the way forward and I think I can say that we welcome also the letter that Jeremy Corbyn has written today to Mrs May to offer such a cross-party exit.”He added that those British politicians advocating ‘no deal’, which would be a “disaster on both sides of the Channel”, are “irresponsible”.Verhofstadt also noted that Theresa May confirmed to the EU today that there will be a backstop in her deal, meaning the Prime Minister is seeking to amend rather than remove the provision.Tags:EU /Labour /Jeremy Corbyn /Brexit /last_img read more


first_imgMIKE Rush has spoken of how “outstanding” Saints’ defence was during their win over Warrington on Saturday.He compared the performance that saw his side ease to a 28-6 win as “up there” with the best this season.“Defensively we were outstanding,” he said. “We were playing a quality side with players such as Hodgson, Myler, Ratchford and Briers and to withstand 18 sometimes 20 tackles on our own goal line is a reflection of the determination this club has.“That was also shown in our forwards. People have questioned them this season and tonight they showed they are capable of matching the best and being physical. We never doubted it but when we question the players, they take it and come back stronger and hopefully a little better.”One of the hubs of that pack was Sia Soliola who returned after sitting out the win over Wigan.“I’m not sure Sia knew where he was playing when he came on! He was so determined to get to the field and charge around at 3000 miles an hour!“We got caught out a little on their first try – we didn’t get our numbering up right, but that might be over critical. As a player the Club and town couldn’t ask anything else of him.“Tommy Makinson has been good all year too and we’re disappointed he hasn’t made the Knights. But that does give him something to aim for.“I was also pleased with Jonny Lomax too. He did really well for Makinson’s second. When he got to the full back I wondered what he was doing but a quick side step and he put Makinson in.”last_img read more


first_imgRUGBY League World Cup 2013 has beaten off competition from the FA Cup Final, the Champions League Final, the NFL and several other major sporting and musical events, including The Killers and Bruce Springsteen, to be named Best Wembley Moment of 2013.New Zealand’s thrilling clash with England, which was decided by Shaun Johnson’s try in the final minute, was nominated for the award, and it won the popular vote from fans and members of the public as the year’s most memorable moment under the arch.It means that for the first time since the new stadium opened Rugby League will be immortalised in stone on Wembley Way, and forever remember as the venue’s biggest moment of 2013.RLWC2013 Tournament General Manager Sally Bolton said “Many people have called the England v New Zealand semi-final the best game of Rugby League they’d ever seen.“However, considering the competition, it’s fantastic to get recognised like this. It’s another feather in the cap for RLWC2013 and a fantastic accolade.”Roger Maslin, Managing Director of Wembley Stadium, said: “2013 has been an incredible year for Wembley Stadium, not just through the calibre of events hosted, but for the excitement they have provided. We’ve had last-minute winners in both major football finals, World Cup qualification for the England football team and spectacular musical performances from some world-class acts.However, the drama of the Rugby League World Cup Semi-Final certainly befitted the occasion, so it is right to commemorate the match with a Wembley Way stone.”last_img read more


first_imgOur Santa Dash concluded today as we took the number of schools we have visited in December to 63.The mission was to call in to as many schools as possible in the local area who have worked with the Saints Community Development Foundation on the SkyTry Programme.They each received a family ticket to the Castleford game on February 2 and were entered into a draw to win a framed signed shirt amongst other prizes.Lead Community Coach Ian Talbot said: “We’d like to thank all the schools we have worked with us over the course of the year. The reception has been outstanding and we appreciate the commitment from each and every one of you.“The idea of the Dash was to give something back to each one of those schools, and alongside the first team squad, we wanted to show we are Saints and Proud of our community.“The entire first team squad were involved and I would like to thank them all for their help.“Last but not least, Boots was also out and about too! Today for instance he visited Mill Green and Lansbury Bridge schools where he was greatly recieved.“He brought smiles to lots of youngsters.”The schools we visited were:Allanson Street, Ashurst, Birchley St Mary’s, Bleak Hill, Broad Oak, Brook Lodge, Carr Mill, Chapel End, Corpus Christie, Cowley International College, De La Sale, District, Eaves Lane, Eccleston Lane Ends, Eccleston Mere, Garswood, Grange Valley, Haydock English Martyrs, Haydock High, Holy Cross, Holy Spirit, Hope Academy, Lansbury Bridge, Legh Vale, Longton Lane, Merton Bank, Mill Green, Newton Primary, Nutgrove, Oakdene, Parish Church, Queens Park, Rainford C of E, Rainford High, Rainhill High School, Rectory, Rivington Road, Robins Lane, Sherdley, St Aidens, St Anne’s (Sutton), St Anne’s (Rainhill), St Augustine’s High School, St Austin’s, St Bartholomews, St Cuthbert’s High School, St James (Haydock), St John Vianney, St Julies, St Mary’s Blackbrook, St Mary’s & St Thomas, St Mary’s Infants, St Mary’s Juniors, St Peter & Paul, St Peters Wargrave, St Theresa’s (Cannon St), St Theresa’s (Devon Street), St Thomas Of Canterbury, Sutton Academy, Sutton Manor, Sutton Oak, Thatto Heath and Willow Tree.last_img read more


first_imgThe first finals day, held at the Totally Wicked Stadium, saw Rainford High School battle it out with Cowley International College for the Year 7 Paul Wellens Trophy.The game saw both teams trade tries throughout with the honours being even at the final whistle 16-16.As we moved into golden point extra time there were three unsuccessful drop goal attempts with Zac Gardner unluckily hitting the upright with a long-range effort.But eventually, the stalemate was broken with a smart kick to the corner which saw Rainford score an excellent try to seal the win.Rainford’s half-back George Whitby was picked as the man of the match.The second final of the afternoon was the Year 11 Alex Murphy Trophy between Haydock High School and St Augustine’s – and it proved to be just as entertaining as the first.St Augustine’s edged a 22-20 win right at the death, with Haydock seeing a last second touchline conversion fall agonisingly wide.‘Guzzies’ Matty Knowles was identified by Saints legend Alex Murphy as the Year 11 man of the match.Elsewhere, Blackbrook ARLFC kindly hosted the Chris Arkwright Trophy between Haydock High School and St Cuthbert’s.The early stages of the match were really tight and there was nothing between the two teams but as the game wore on in the sweltering temperatures, St Cuthbert’s took control of the game to claim the win.Chris Arkwright selected Mackenzie Buckley as his man of the match but he was closely followed by Keane Gilford.Saints Community Development Foundation coach, Ian Talbot, commented: “On behalf of the club and the Foundation, I’d like to thank all of our High School partners for ensuring that the St Helens Schools competitions continue to thrive and culminate with such great events.“We really appreciate the support shown to us from Mike Rush and everyone at Saints for allowing us the opportunity to play some of our finals at the Totally Wicked Stadium as it makes them a really special occasion for the lads involved and always one to remember.“Special thanks also to Blackbrook ARLFC for their continued support as always.“As ever, these occasions can’t go ahead without the officials, so I’d like to thank Phil Smith and Innes Arnold from the St Helens Referees Society and the match officials on the nights, Mackenzie Maddison, George Johnson, Ryan Cox, Tolver Arnold, Shaun Pickering and Stuart Fraser.”The two remaining finals will both see De La Salle play Cowley International College for the Year 8 Eric Chisnall Trophy and the Year 11 Keiron Cunningham Trophy.These matches will once again be played at The Totally Wicked Stadium on Monday July 9 with 3.30pm and 5pm kick offs.Entry is £3 and £2.last_img read more


first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Renovation and repairs at UNCW following Hurricane Florence will continue throughout this school year and beyond.In an email sent to students, Chancellor Zito Sartarelli says priorities include finishing roof repairs at Cameron, Leutze and McNeill halls.- Advertisement – Demolition of University Apartments will continue this semester and plans for renovating Dobo Hall are taking shape. Fencing will soon go up around Dobo with interior demolition starting soon.UNCW is also assembling modular units that will serve as temporary labs and offices.last_img


first_imgDolphin found washed up along Holden Beach on Feb. 12, 2019. (Photo: Leesa Hilty) HOLDEN BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A necropsy was unable to be performed Wednesday after the tides washed away a beached dolphin carcass in Holden Beach.Ann Pabst with UNCW says they were notified about it. Since the bottlenose dolphin was not alive and the call came in late Tuesday, they waited until Wednesday morning before deciding whether or not they would head down to the coast.- Advertisement – A Holden Beach Police officer told the university that the animal was no longer on the beach as of early Wednesday.Pabst says it may show up on another part of the beach.If so, you are asked to contact the UNCW Marine Mammal Stranding Program.Related Article: More rapes reported, other crimes down on UNCW campus in 2017To report a marine mammal stranding in Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender or Onslow counties, please call (910) 962-7266.last_img read more


first_img Residents do not want to see this land go.“You look out over here at all this pristine water here. It’s just a gorgeous place,” Brian Stevens said. “That’s what brought me here, and that’s what’s going to keep me here. But I want more access to the waterways. Southport should have more access to the waterways.”Stevens is one of dozens of Southport residents fighting against the proposed sale. Most are concerned about the recent offer to buy the land that used to be a wastewater treatment plant.Related Article: Southport Fire Department responds to lightning strikesThe board recently voted to sell the property to Southport Marina.“I would hope that the Board of Aldermen would go back through the right channels of going through the Planning Board, the Parks and Recreations Boards, getting feedback from the citizens and re-evaluating their negotiations,” Kim Jones said. “I don’t even think there have been negotiations. It’s just been looking at this one offer.”Jones feels like she and other residents have not had a chance to voice their opinions.Stevens, like many, want to see the land turned into some sort of green space.“Do not, do not sell your waterfront property,” Stevens said.About a dozen other people voiced their concerns as well. The consensus was they want to see the land used to enhance the city, not be sold to someone else.WWAY reached out to the mayor and several board members, but all of them declined to comment. SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) – Dozens of Southport residents turned out Thursday night as the city’s Board of Aldermen held its first meeting since members voted to sell a piece of waterfront property.Southport Marina has offered to buy the two and a half acre property for $650,000. The land used to be the city’s wastewater treatment plant.- Advertisement – last_img read more


first_img Flaming Amy’s Burrito Barn announced on February 6 that the Cooking Channel would be coming to film at the restaurant.It was completely packed Tuesday afternoon as customers hoped get on the show or meet Webb.“He signed an autograph for my son, he’s at Hoggard so he couldn’t be here, so I figured Adam would like to have that,” customer Scott Proctor said. “I met Guy last January when he was here down at Something Fishy, so it’s neat when celebrities come to town and give Wilmington some recognition for the great food that’s here.”Related Article: First movie filmed in Wilmington released 35 years agoNo word yet on what Webb ate, if he participated in a challenge, or when the episode will air.The show also filed permits to film on Wrightsville Beach.Joe’s Oasis Owner Cathy Krizner said the crew will be at their restaurant, located at 6400 Carolina Beach Road, Wednesday. The crew wants to know how they make their pierogies, including their five-pound pierogi, and other house specialties. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Cooking Channel’s Man v. Food was filming in Wilmington Tuesday at a popular spot for burritos.In Man v. Food, Host Casey Webb travels the country searching for America’s most delicious dishes and ultimate eating challenges.- Advertisement – last_img read more


first_img “Hurricane Florence was a devastating storm that swamped homes, businesses, farms, schools and entire communities. But the devastation was quickly followed by amazing acts of bravery and kindness from first responders, volunteers, and neighbors helping neighbors, and impressive cooperation among local, state and federal partners to get help to those in need,” Governor Cooper said. “People hit hard by Florence are determined to recover and we’re determined to rebuild North Carolina stronger and smarter.”The governor traveled to Craven County and Jones County Tuesday to check on recovery progress.North Carolina’s wettest storm on record, Hurricane Florence moved slowly across the state for days, dropping more than 8 trillion gallons of water according to the National Weather Service. Some areas got as much as 35 inches of rain. As a result, many communities experienced catastrophic flooding.Related Article: Charges dismissed against woman who sheltered animals during FlorenceThe storm took the lives of 44 people in North Carolina. Many more lives were saved by the heroic work of first responders. During and after the storm, 5,214 people and 1,067 animals were rescued and evacuated by first responders, including local law enforcement and firefighters, State Highway Patrol troopers, Marine Patrol Officers, 2,800 National Guard soldiers and 70 swift water rescue teams.North Carolina suffered an estimated $17 billion in damages from Hurricane Florence. More than $1.2 billion in state and federal help is already approved for North Carolina, and Gov. Cooper is pushing for more recovery help from Washington.To lead the state’s efforts to rebuild smarter and stronger the wake of Hurricane Florence, Gov. Cooper established the North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency, or NCORR, in the wake of Hurricane Florence. The office provides disaster recovery coordination with services that include oversight of recovery funding, processing of program applications, construction and vendor management, and public outreach and education, among many other responsibilities. With NCORR up and running, North Carolina is now on the road to recovery with a team of state, federal and volunteer partners dedicated to helping communities rebuild to be more resilient and better prepared to weather future storms.Here’s the fact sheet on Hurricane Florence recovery. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Six months after Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina, storm survivors are getting help to recover and work is underway to make homes, businesses and infrastructure more resilient.However, much work lies ahead and North Carolina and its recovery partners are committed to helping people and communities rebuild, Governor Roy Cooper said today.- Advertisement – last_img read more


first_img In past years, it was held at the YWCA and the federal courthouse in downtown Wilmington.This year it will be held at the 1898 Memorial at Third and Davis streets.The theme this year is “No Hate. No Fear. Immigrant Justice Is Racial Justice.” Organizers say the event will offer something for everyone.Related Article: How UNCW breaks down cyber security with new program“People can expect a variety of activities, and so what we’re going to do is have people do spoken word,” CEO Charrise Hart said. “We’re going to hear from a variety of other women of color leaders in our community. We’re going to have snow cones, we’re going to have food trucks, and we’re also going to have a march.”More than 250 people are expected to attend.Organizers say law enforcement will be present to ensure the safety of those participating.Find out more here. YWCA Stand Against Racism (Photo: WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Eliminating racism and empowering women is the mission of the YWCA Lower Cape Fear and Thursday they will participate in a national event with 450 sites across the US.The 9th Annual Stand Against Racism is Thursday from 6-8 p.m.- Advertisement – last_img read more


first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint Letters Scrabble Vote WordLetters Scrabble Vote Word The Electoral Commission has outlined the polling days for voters in care homes and hospitals.The voting hours will be between 7AM and 10PM.Care Homes:The EC says that voters in 31 homes for the elderly will be able to cast their votes on 18th May.The Commission states that:‘Persons who are registered as voters in these institutions as well as those who are resident (but not registered voters thereat) up to Saturday 11th May, 2019, shall be able to cast their votes thereat on 18th May, 2019;Family members or other persons who are in possession of voting documents of persons currently residing at St Vincent de Paul or in the listed Homes should hand them over to the voters by not later than noon of Friday, 17th May, 2019’No visiting hours at recorded at these institutions on the 18th May.Hospitals:The EC says that voters who are patients at Gozo General Hospital and Mater Dei, Karin Grech and Mount Carmel Hospitals, will be able to cast their votes on 23rd May.EC states that:‘Voters who are registered as in-patients recovering in these hospitals as at 6.00 pm of Monday 20th May, 2019, shall vote in the Hospital in which they are recovering on Thursday 23rd May, 2019 and not as indicated on their voting document/s.  It is very important that such voters are in possession of their voting document/s by 21st May, 2019.’You can view a full list of the locations hereWhatsApplast_img read more


first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said that the persons that are correcting the Maths and Maltese examination papers in government schools are “professional teachers”.The Minister said this in reply to a parliamentary question set by PN MP Edwin Vassallo. Bartolo added that Maths examination papers are being corrected by 20 government schoolteachers, six teachers from non-government schools and two retired teachers, whilst the Maltese examination papers are being corrected by 17 government schoolteachers, five teachers from non-government schools and a retired teacher.Malta Union of Teachers president Marco Bonnici told Newsbook.com.mt that the union was sure that examination papers would be corrected from teachers, even though they have no information who these teachers are. He added that correspondence has been exchanged with the Ministry in the past weeks to find a solution to the issue during the Summer recess.Read also: Professionals will correct the examination papers – MinistryWhatsApplast_img read more


first_img Omar Rababah Read more: Ħal Far murder: Fenech’s cousin amongst witnessesĦal Far murder: Witness says his friend described Malta as non-racistĦal Far murder: enough evidence for bill of indictmentĦal Far murder; Music still played as he lay dead in the streetĦal Far drive-by murder: Two soldiers accused with murder still not suspendedUpdated (5): Ħal Far murder: 2 arrested; weapon seized; Reactions pour in 1 of 2 A memorial dedicated to Lassana Cisse who was murdered in a random, racially motivated shooting in Ħal Far, was vandalised.42-year-old Cisse, an Ivorian national, was murdered on his way home in April.In pictures posted on social media show that the makeshift memorial set up by friends was smashed. The pictures were posted on Sunday. The memorial was erected next to JobsPlus office, and featured flowers and candles. Boxes filled with waste were also placed next to the memorial.Two soldiers have been charged with murder among the 14 charges brought against them. Both have pleaded not guilty. The court has heard how the pair did not like migrants and how on the day of the shooting, they shot at a migrant when they found no cats to shoot at. The two are also being charged of a hit and run of another migrant in February. <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>center_img SharePrint Omar Rababah WhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Modern motionThe tiled interface is used on both Windows 8 and Windows Phone and has been called “Metro” ever since Microsoft started showing off its designs for the software.Elements of it have also been used on older products such as the Zune media player. – Advertisement – In documents sent out to developers and media months ago, Microsoft said Metro was the “code name for our design language”.It added that Metro was picked because the name was “modern and clean. It’s fast and in motion”.Now documents sent out to developers are warning coders to avoid using the word when referring to the distinctive interface.The warning is believed to follow on from an internal memo sent by Microsoft’s Legal and Corporate Affairs department which said the company had been threatened with legal action over its use of the name.The threat is believed to have been made by German retailer Metro AG, which owns trademarks on the word. Metro AG declined to comment on the claim.Instead of Metro, Microsoft has told developers to simply refer to the blocky display as a “Windows 8 style UI” for the time being.In a statement, Microsoft said: “We have used Metro style as a code name during the product development cycle across many of our product lines.“As we get closer to launch and transition from industry dialogue to a broad consumer dialogue we will use our commercial names,” it said.Source: BBClast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement The U.S. Department of Defense is getting its very own app store, so soldiers can more efficiently book plane tickets and call in airstrikes.The department awarded a contract to Digital Management, a Maryland-based firm, for an initial amount of $2.9 million to build the “mobile device management system,” according to a release.Along with apps that would streamline paperwork and the airstrike process, the department is interested in translation software, facial-recognition apps and a more advanced Google Maps, among other tools. – Advertisement – “Across [the Department of Defense] there is a huge demand for applications,” Alana Johnson, a department spokesperson, told Mashable in an email. “Our mission partners are looking for a solution, which closely resembles the experience and user interface that they have grown accustomed to while using their civilian devices.”Jeff Gilmore, a former active duty Air Force officer who developed an app for military use and helped launched the first Defense Entrepreneurs Forum, said there is a desire to make military life more efficient.“There’s a niche need for tools, kind of like productivity tools, that help you out,” Gilmore said. “They save you a heck of a lot of time.”Only devices managed by the Defense Department will have access to the store, minimizing the risk of infiltration, Johnson said. What’s more, a security system will also be enforced to for protection.The app store is scheduled to be completed in July 2014.Credit: Mashablelast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Ugandan startup SafeBoda, which operates an Uber-style app for motorcycle taxis with added safety features, has raised GBP160,000 (US$227,000) in funding from the London-based Global Innovation Fund (GIF) to help it through its pilot phase.Uganda’s Uber for Motorbikes, SafeBoda is a startup which provides a safer and more convenient way of getting around Kampala city on a motorcycle by providing quality bright orange helmets for the passenger and rider, trains riders in customer service, safety, rules of the road, first-aid in partnership with the Ugandan Red Cross, and boda boda maintenance.The convertible note investment from GIF – a non-profit innovation fund – will help fuel SafeBoda through their pilot phase, while they iterate their revenue model and prove demand for their services. – Advertisement – “Despite receiving comparatively limited resources and attention, road traffic safety is ripe for innovation and disruption. SafeBoda is a high-potential innovation whose testings offers valuable lessons for the entire sector,” GIF said.“SafeBoda’s model creates clever incentives for behaviour change. SafeBoda has adapted some of the lessons from the success of group lending in microfinance to road safety. Just as borrowers want to recruit safe money managers to their loan group, SafeBoda drivers want to recruit safe drivers to the network. SafeBoda uses financial incentives and peer pressure to fuel changes in motorbike drivers’ behaviour.”Safeboda AppPhoto: Outbox HubThe GIF investment is one of eight other investments/grants to a total of GBP 3Million (US$4.25 million) at the launch of the project. GIF is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DfID), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Omidyar Network, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and the Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia.“Through these inaugural investments, the Global Innovation Fund is demonstrating our audacious mission to back ambitious social innovations that scale to reach millions of the world’s poor,” said chief executive officer (CEO) Alix Zwane.Kenya’s PoaPower, a business  that provides off-grid communities with affordable clean energy using an innovative ‘pay-as-you-go” model is one of the other beneficiaries of GIF to the tne of GBP150,000 (US$213,000) in a convertible loan.GIF is using a unique approach to support social innovators across the developing world with ground-breaking businesses to not only lift their communities out of the poverty cycle but also to improve the health and productivity of their people.[Source: Disrupt-Africa]last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Menlo Park based social media website, Facebook Inc. is testing photo effects and masks into its main camera app for stills and videos that disappear after 24 hours.“The new features include Snapchat-style animated selfie masks, overlaid graphics, and geofilters, Prisma-esque fine art-themed style transfer filters and some innovative new reactive filters that respond to your body’s movements,” Techcrunch reported on Friday.What Facebook is calling “the new camera” will be instantly accessible from the News Feed with a quick right swipe. And instead of just News Feed broadcasting, you’ll be able to privately share the photos and videos you make in one-on-one threads through the new ephemeral Facebook Direct inbox. – Advertisement – Facebook begun testing the features in Ireland. But company tells Techcrunch “We may test more variations of these before rolling this out globally”, so these will come to everyone eventually.source: TechCrunchlast_img read more


first_imgHuawei invested 9.2 billion USD in the research and development of new technologies, new products, and wireless communications standards in 2015. Image Credit: ibtimes Advertisement Leading Chinese ICT solutions provider Huawei has engaged African telecom operators on Digital Operations Transformation saying this should be geared towards creating long term strategic value both for the teleco and its customers.Speaking at the telecoms industry Operations Transformation Forum at AfricaCom in Cape Town, the company said, as global voice revenue and growth is declining, data and digital services are now driving revenue growth, digital operations transformation is crucial for operators’ business growth and evolution and digital operation transformation must return to the commercial nature, what specific problems to be solved and what value to be delivered.Huawei has identified three key elements for Digital Operations Transformation, these are: a set of Industry-based best practices and methodologies, open industry reference models and a series of executable targets. – Advertisement – As a leading telecom service and solution provider Huawei plans to invest 1 Billion USD in the next 3 years, to propel progress in digitization solution to build business and technical capabilities, and has already seen the benefits in R&D, supply chain and delivery.Huawei stated that operators can maximize value and efficiency through digitization and it is ready to partner with our customers and third-party partners to walk this journey of digital transformation together.The company has developed a set of effective digital transformation methodologies and solutions which are aimed at assisting operators. The key benefits are geared towards releasing network value, improving subscriber loyalty, optimizing operating efficiency and accelerating digital operation transformation.During the Operation Transformation Forum, speakers from International Data Corporation, a global ICT analyst firm and Hong Kong Telecoms, among others, shared their insights and experiences of digital transformation that has vastly shorten time to market of 2B business, improved the end user experience, and brought them more digital services including mobile financial services.The Operation Transformation Forum themed “Enable new growth by Operation Transformation” attracted over 50 industry analysts and operators’.last_img read more


first_img[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hat was a nerve wracker for a 26 point bet.I got away with Real Madrid HT/FT but only just with it finishing 1-0.More Champions League action tonight with Man City and Chelsea both short prices to win their respective matches.I think the Man City game looks more interesting. City have been uncharacteristically leaking goals and let a two goal advantage slip in the reverse fixture to make their task of progressing to the knockout phase significantly harder.Man City currently sit in third spot in Group E with just two points and you would think that nothing less than a win tonight will suffice.City were defeated at Bayern Munich with two subsequent draws at home to Roma and away to CSKA in Moscow.They have exited at the group-stage three times in the last four years so can they progress this year?Man City v CSKA MoscowChampions League Group Stage7.45pm LIVE ON SKY SPORTS 5HEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Oct 2014 Champions L CSKA Mosc. 2-2 Man CityNov 2013 Champions L Man City 5-2 CSKA Mosc.Oct 2013 Champions L CSKA Mosc. 1-2 Man CityCity will be boosted by the expected return of Frank Lampard in midfield and face a CSKA side who have never won in England despite five previous attempts.I’m going for goals and over 3.5 at around 11/10 with Star Sports.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK OVER 3.5 GOALS at around 11/10 for 10 points with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: LOSS 14.67 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more