AT&T continues tower spree with CitySwitch deal

first_img Diana Goovaerts US chip funding tipped to top $150B AT&T signed its third tower deal in six months, inking a new agreement with infrastructure provider CitySwitch covering a network expansion which could begin as soon as the second half of this year.An AT&T representative told Mobile World Live CitySwitch will build, own and maintain the new towers, with AT&T leasing space and collocating equipment on completed sites. The deal is specific to macro tower sites, the representative added.AT&T said the deal will add necessary infrastructure where it is lacking today. The operator also noted the agreement will let it relocate equipment from existing towers with other landlords.The representative declined to say how many sites are covered by the agreement but said AT&T is looking to match its needs wherever CitySwitch can provide infrastructure. Towers will be added in various locations based on needs stemming from network traffic projections and patterns, 5G deployment plans and the operator’s FirstNet network construction, the representative added.Susan Johnson, AT&T’s EVP of global connections and supply chain, in a statement touted the move as another step in the operator’s efforts to diversify its supplier portfolio and slash leasing costs.In November 2017, AT&T signed a collocation deal with Verizon and Tillman Infrastructure, and followed up with an update of its tower agreement with Crown Castle earlier this month. Previous ArticleBharti Airtel stays in the black despite profit diveNext ArticleBharti Airtel seals Infratel, Indus Tower deal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 24 APR 2018 Home AT&T continues tower spree with CitySwitch deal Amazon reels in MGM Related Author AT&Tcell towersinfrastructure 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 Tags AT&T pushes cybersecurity to public sectorlast_img read more

Sunny through Thursday

first_imgThe National Weather Service forecasts:Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Windy, with a south wind between 20 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Southwest wind between 10 and 15 mph.Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind around 5 mph becoming north.Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. North wind between 5 and 15 mph.Friday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. North wind between 10 and 15 mph.Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38. North wind around 10 mph.Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast.Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.last_img read more

Mental health in the courts bill moves in the House

first_imgMental health in the courts bill moves in the House Mental health in the courts bill moves in the House The House Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee approved a proposal in December to revise mental health services in the criminal justice system after amending the bill to, in part, adopt changes to mental health court provisions that were recommended by the Supreme Court Task Force on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues in the Courts. HB 439, sponsored by Rep. Charles McBurney, R-Jacksonville: • Allows counties to create and fund treatment-based mental health court programs; • Permits a defendant with a mental illness who meets qualified criteria to participate in pretrial mental health court programs; • Allows judges to require offenders to participate in post-adjudicatory treatment-based mental health programs if certain eligibility requirements are met; • Creates a forensic hospital diversion pilot program; • Expands the definition of veterans for participation in veterans courts to include those discharged or released under general discharge; • Allows judges to require qualifying veterans to participate in treatment programs, as part of their probation or community control; • Allows a juvenile with a mental illness to be admitted to a delinquency pretrial program for treatment purposes; and • Allows a judge to dismiss charges against a juvenile upon a juvenile’s successful completion of the program. The bill next goes to the Appropriations Committee, its third of four committee stops. The comparable SB 604, co-sponsored by Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, R-Miami, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Travis Hutson, R-Palm Coast, is in the Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee, its second of three committee stops. January 15, 2016 Regular Newslast_img read more

Podcast: CLE Sports Talk with Casey Drottar – 7.23.19

first_img Related TopicsBaker MayfieldCleveland BrownsCleveland CavaliersCleveland IndiansDanny SalazarJ.R. SmithJose RamirezOscar MercadoTrevor Bauer On the latest CLE Sports Talk podcast, Casey Drottar covers a weird week that involves celebrating the Indians’ surge in the standings and also discussing the possibility of them still trading their best pitcher. He also shares his thoughts on the start of Browns training camp and J.R. Smith‘s release from the Cavs.Check out this week’s show here, and be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Casey Drottarlast_img

Prep Soccer Roundup: Zach Zehr leads Calvary, Fremont edges Grant

first_img Bestseller Report a problem This item is… $0.00 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Share Displayed poorly Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY Report a problem This item is… Bestseller Other The Fruitport Calvary Christian boys soccer team got a big 4-2 win over Hudsonville behind three goals from senior Zach Zehr.After a 2-0 halftime deficit, Zehr scored on a header for the Eagles, making the score 2-1 in favor of Hudsonville.Junior Ben Zelenka then scored for Calvary Christian to tie up the match at 2-2 before Zehr scored his final two goals of the night to give the Eagles a 4-2 lead.Zehr scored his final two goals with nine and eight minutes remaining in the second half.Goalie Jake McFarren had ten saves for Fruitport Calvary Chrisitan while Tyler Brown added an assist.Packers outlast Tigers in back conference clashThe Fremont soccer team got a big conference win over Grant in a 4-2 match Monday night. Fremont opened the game early with Cole Miller assisting Preston Osterhart’s goal to make it 1-0.Grant answered right back though, with Johann Vega tying the match at one a piece which was the halftime score.Miller then scored his first goal of the night to start the second half and give the Packers a 2-1 lead, before Grant’s Vitor Moraes tied it up at again with a goal of his own, making the score 2-2.Miller then scored his second of the match to retake the lead for Fremont at 3-2. Miller ended his night with two goals and two assists, assisting on the final and fourth goal by Carter Moon.Fremont is now 2-0 in conference action and 2-1 overall. Report a problem This item is… Bestseller Displayed poorly × Bestseller (8187) Not relevant Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Fox Sports Go Not relevant Report a problem This item is… $0.00 Displayed poorly Displayed poorly Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Special… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $26.86$49.99 Displayed poorly 0 Share Not relevant DEAL OF THE DAY Inappropriate / Offensive Franklin Sports MLB Electronic Baseball … × Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. × (22) ENDS IN Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. DEAL OF THE DAY Ads by Amazon (35539) $59.99 ENDS IN Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) NBC Sports $15.29$17.99 Bestseller (124) Not relevant Report a problem This item is… (33138) × × Not relevant $14.99 Dude Perfect Signature Bow Nerf Sports Bi… Other A Warrior’s Heart FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… Not relevant Bestseller ENDS IN Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Mail DEAL OF THE DAY Inappropriate / Offensive Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. DEAL OF THE DAY Displayed poorly (1862) ENDS IN Inappropriate / Offensive $0.00 × Report a problem This item is… Not relevant Other Ads by Amazon × Report a problem This item is… Inappropriate / Offensive Shop Now ENDS IN $3.99 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) (1461) Not relevant Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. (1009) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Other The League Shares Displayed poorly Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY Other ENDS IN Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. × Other ENDS IN ENDS IN last_img read more

Angola a fossil hotspot

first_imgAn Angolan student, left, with a memberof the PaleoAngola project team.(Image: Angola Field Group) MEDIA CONTACTS • Louis L. JacobsProfessor, Southern Methodist University+1 214 768 2773• Octavio MateusNew University of Lisbon+351 21 294 8300Janine ErasmusAfter 27 years of civil war Angola is rising from the ashes and, with its vast, previously unexplored expanses, is becoming known as a treasure chest for palaeontologists.During the three decades of war scientific exploration was forbidden as the country was all but closed off. Now, seven years after the war’s end, the great palaeontological wealth is waiting to be explored, and scientists are flocking to the Southern African country to make up for lost time.The first discoveries were made during the 1960s, but a liberation struggle against former colonial master Portugal broke out a few years later, followed by years and years of civil war that devastated the country and put paid to any further exploration.“Museum in the ground”Louis Jacobs, professor of geological sciences at Dedman College, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, described Angola as a “museum in the ground. Due to the war, there was little research carried out, but now we are getting in finally and there is so much to find. In some areas there are literally fossils sticking out of the rocks …”Jacobs is part of the PaleoAngola project, an initiative that promotes palaeontology in Angola through research and exploration, and also oversees the training of young Angolan scientists so they can ultimately run the project themselves.PaleoAngola is a collaboration between research and educational institutions in Angola, Holland, Portugal and the US. Funding comes from the National Geographic Society and the Petroleum Research Foundation of America, among others.Results so far have been spectacular and have yielded not only Angola’s very first dinosaur – dating back to the Late Cretaceous period (between 99.6 and 65.5 million years ago), and other fossils of mosasaurs, plesiosaurs, ammonites, sharks and turtles – but also a number of research papers.Several have appeared in National Geographic, the Bulletin of the Geological Society of France, and Palaeontologica Polonica journal, and have also been presented at international scientific gatherings.Scientists’ delightIn 2005 Jacobs and his team came across the remains of the first dinosaur to be excavated in Angola. They discovered five ancient bones from the left front leg of a massive sauropod, embedded in a cliff at Iembe, 65km north of the capital Luanda.Since then fossils have been found in abundance. In honour of the area’s importance to science, a genus of the extinct marine reptile mosasaur has been named Angolasaurus.Dr Octavio Mateus of the New University of Lisbon, also a palaeontologist with PaleoAngola, believes there is much more to be discovered: “Some of the places here are the best in the world in terms of fossil [remains],” he said. “We keep finding new animals, so it is always exciting to be here.”To date the team has excavated from Bentiaba in the province of Namibe on the Namibian border in southern Angola, right up to the coast of Cabinda province, Angola’s exclave.During the warm Late Cretaceous period much of the region was under water, which is why Angolan fossils belong to marine creatures such as turtles, plesiosaurs and mosasaurs. The scientists hope that Angola’s fossils can help them better understand the geological events of this time, such as the break-up of the megacontinent of Gondwana, and their effect on plants and animals.Natural wealthAlthough it is one of the continent’s poorest countries, Angola is one of the richest in terms of natural resources, particularly oil and diamonds.The country is starting to rebuild its ravaged infrastructure after the war, but still faces many challenges as a legacy of the conflict. Landmines litter the country, the civilian population is still heavily armed, and child mortality is high. Many residents who became refugees during the war are still waiting to be resettled.But in recent years Angola has paid off a substantial part of international debt, and many building projects are underway in towns and cities around the country, although citizens are struggling to adapt to the growing economy. The country, like countless others, has been hard hit by the global financial crisis.As further proof of its progress, Angola has been selected to host the 27th African Cup of Nations in January 2010. Matches will be played in Luanda, Benguela, Cabinda and Lubango.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at [email protected]+351 212 948 300last_img read more

Minister by motorbike in Soweto

first_img20 August 2010 Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk took a tour of Soweto with a difference on Thursday – as a guest of the Soweto Sopranos Bikers Club – to help encourage South Africans to “get out of their comfort zones” and start exploring some of the tourism “gems” of their own country. Riding two-up on a motorbike, Van Schalkwyk visited the Soweto Hotel, Orlando Towers, former president Nelson Mandela’s home in Vilakazi Street, and the Ipelegeng Community Centre in Jabavu.‘I’m a South Africa fan’ The tour was part of the launch of South African Tourism’s “I’m a South Africa fan” campaign, which encourages South Africans to “take a sho’t left” and to explore some of their own country’s tourism “gems”. “Through this campaign, we want to encourage people to get out of their comfort zones and begin to visit all our domestic tourist attraction destinations across the country,” Van Schalkwyk said. He urged people to visit the country’s famous townships, such as Atteridgeville, Mamelodi, Khayelitsha and Soshanguve, to experience the fun and the spirit of ubuntu. “The success of our industry is rooted in the participation of all South Africans in tourism. The best way for South Africans to be better and more welcoming hosts is to travel their own country, whether it is travelling from Cape Town to Johannesburg to watch a rugby or football match, or going on a family holiday. “This way you get to give praise where it is due, gauge service levels, and offer constructive criticism where it is warranted to improve service excellence in the industry.”‘Keep Flying’ The campaign encourages South Africans to continue flying the flag, cheering for their teams at sporting events, and being the welcoming, hospitable hosts they proved themselves to be during the 2010 Fifa World Cup. “By being the loudest and proudest of cheerleaders during the successful 2010 World Cup, we showcased how passionate South Africans are about all things sports and African,” Van Schalkwyk said. “It is thanks to sports that South Africa recently won the reputation as one of the world’s premier leisure destinations. And sports is one of the crucial elements of our tourism offering that will help ensure that this reputation endures and tourism continues to grow in order to make its vital contribution to the economy, job creation and development.” On Saturday, the Springboks meet the New Zealand All Blacks for their Tri-Nations rugby clash at the FNB Stadium – formerly Soccer City – outside Soweto. The minister encouraged the nation in general (and rugby fans in particular) to support the Boks in this important event.Soweto opens its heart to rugby fans “Soweto has opened its heart to rugby fans already. Now, as the Springboks play their first rugby match ever at the ‘Giant Calabash’, I am certain that this unique and fascinating part of Johannesburg is going to erupt again in national pride, patronage and support for the Springbok team. “Please do come early on Saturday so that you can taste and enjoy the great fare that Soweto has to offer.” SABC Sport presenter Walter Mokoena, who was also part of the tour on Thursday, told BuaNews that it was important for South Africans to know more about their country before they explored foreign countries. “This is a good initiative aimed at all of us to start moving around our own country before we go elsewhere,” Mokoena said. “When international tourists visit our country, we can take them to all these tourist attraction areas.”“More fun in your own backyard’ Sakhumzi Maqubela, the owner and founder of Sakhumzi Restaurant in Vilakazi Street, which is situated next to the old house of former president Nelson Mandela, said that before the Fifa World Cup he had 10 people working for him. During the global event, when the influx of both local and international tourists began to flock to his restaurant, he increased his staff to 48. He said that when the South African rugby team takes on New Zealand on Saturday, he will increase his staff to 70 people. “I fully support this initiative by the minister,” Maqubela said. “People are spending a lot of money travelling abroad to have fun, while they can get more entertainment in their backyards.” Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Nestle buying vitamin supplement maker Atrium Innovations

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Nestle, the maker of Hot Pockets and Purina dog food, is expanding into vitamins and supplements by buying Atrium Innovations for $2.3 billion.Canada-based Atrium Innovations makes Garden of Life gummy vitamins, protein powder and protein bars. Atrium also makes fish oil capsules and other supplements under different brand names.Packaged food makers like Nestle are looking for ways to appeal to people who favour fresher foods or worry about the ingredients they eat. Nestle, for example, recently bought frozen vegetarian burrito maker Sweet Earth.The Swiss food and beverage giant is buying Atrium from a group of investors led by private-equity firm Permira Funds. It expects the deal to close in early 2018 and Atrium will become part of Nestle’s health science business, which makes Boost shakes.last_img read more

Kohli blasts match referee over no ball gaffe

first_imgBengaluru: A livid Virat Kohli on Thursday stormed into the match referee’s room and hurled abuses at him following Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) home defeat against Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), which was marred by a glaring umpiring blooper that cost RCB dear, reports said. According to a report, right after the presentation ceremony, a furious Kohli barged into match referee Manu Nayyar’s room and used abusive language to let his displeasure known. As per the report, Kohli even told the match referee that he didn’t care if he was penalised for violating the code of conduct. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhNeeding 41 runs from 4 overs, RCB looked to be cruising against MI at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru before Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga tightened the screws on the home team and won the game for MI by 6 runs. But the game will be remembered for umpire S. Ravi’s failure to spot a no-ball off the final delivery of the match. With RCB needing six runs from the last ball to tie the game, Lasith Malinga bowled a dot ball, but replays showed it should have been a no-ball as he overstepped. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterRCB skipper Virat Kohli made his displeasure known at the end of the game, saying that the teams were not playing club cricket and the officials needed to be more careful. During the presentation ceremony, Kohli said: “We are playing at the IPL level and not playing club cricket. The umpires should have had their eyes open. That is a ridiculous call (last ball). If it is a game of margins, I don’t know what is happening. They should have been more sharp and careful out there.” MI skipper Rohit Sharma too backed Kohli and said that these mistakes shouldn’t happen as they were game changers. “I just got to know when we crossed the rope. Somebody told me it was a no ball. These kind of mistakes are not good for the game of cricket, it’s pretty simple. In the over before that, Bumrah bowled a ball which wasn’t a wide. Those are game changers. There’s a TV up there, they have to watch what’s happening. It is as simple as that. “Players can’t do much. The only thing they can do is walk off and shake hands because it was the last ball. It’s disappointing to see that. I hope they rectify their mistakes like we do when we make mistakes,” Sharma rued. A senior official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India said the howler in Thursday’s match was waiting to happen since there have been no proper assessment and judgement. “What you saw (yesterday) was a symptom and not the disease. It has been two years since the Umpires’ Committee functioned. The process that was followed earlier was that the umpires were assessed during the year by a panel of former umpires who were on the Umpires’ Committee. “The committee members were also free to visit and see the assessment being done. All of that went out of the window once the Committee of Administrators (CoA) moved in lock, stock and barrel. Mistakes happened then too, but there was a system because of which the umpires were apprehensive since they were being judged,” the official said.last_img read more