Vodacom drops Neotel deal, citing regulatory complexities

first_img Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more MTN, Vodafone still standing in Ethiopia contest South African operator Vodacom’s attempt to salvage its proposed acquisition of fixed-line provider Neotel has failed.Vodacom said the deal to buy the majority of Neotel’s assets had lapsed “due to regulatory complexities and certain conditions not being fulfilled”.The two companies “have agreed that the proposed restructured transaction, announced on 8 December 2015, can no longer be progressed,” it added.Following opposition from rivals and concerns expressed by the country’s antitrust regulator, Vodacom said in December it would no longer acquire Neotel’s valuable licences and spectrum, although it would continue to acquire its other assets, customer base and staff.Under the restructured deal, Neotel would offer a roaming agreement to all the country’s mobile operators, including Vodacom as well as rivals, using its radio frequencies.Vodacom’s hope that all parties could accept its restructured offer did not work out. “It is disappointing that we have reached this conclusion despite all our efforts to find a way to deal with the complexities of the restructured transaction,” said Shameel Joosub (pictured), CEO of Vodacom.“Our ambition to increase the rollout of fibre-based broadband services to customers remains. We will continue to look for spectrum opportunities, as well as opportunities to accelerate our fixed line business.” Six suitors to contest South Africa spectrum sale Home Vodacom drops Neotel deal, citing regulatory complexities Richard Handford Previous ArticleInterview: VimpelCom CTONext ArticleInnovation City – Hall 3 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 01 MAR 2016 Torching of MTN, Vodacom towers linked to 5G claims NeotelVodacom Author Related Tags last_img read more

Eastridge closes regular season with win over Arcadia

first_img Connect on Linked in Print This Post This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Add to Google+ On the first drive of the second half Eastridge took the lead, this time thanks to the arm of Davis.  The junior went deep over the middle to a streaking Tony Arnold good for 45 yards and a 14-7 Lancer lead.Early in the fourth, Arcadia rolled the dice on a fourth and short from the own 40.  When the Eastridge defense came up with the stop they were in business and they would cash in. Gunner Lattimore did the honors from two yards and make it a two-score advantage.Sher’Ron Davis scored a touchdown and threw for another. (Photo: DAVE YATES)The defense for Eastridge seemed to do a lot of bending and not breaking but they came up with a game-breaking play later in the quarter.   The Titans went deep into their playbook for a little razzle-dazzle but instead it fizzled.  The play started with a pass in the flat from Shakim Harris to regular quarterback Brian Shonitsky.  It looked like he was supposed to go to the other side of the formation and look to throw it downfield.  Instead he was run down from behind by Johnny Sanders who not only got the tackle but forced the fumble. Keaton Suhr recovered and set the Lancers up to put the game away.They would take over at the Titans’ 45 and moments later Jalen Rose Hannah swept into the end zone from 16 yards and make it 28-7.  A late scoring pass from Shonitsky to Crumity cut that lead in half but Eastridge was able to close things out.Jalen Rose Hannah went 16 yards for a touchdown to give Eastridge a 28-7 lead. (Photo: DAVE YATES)After losing two of their first three games, Eastridge has won four in a row as they head into sectionals. They’ve picked a good time to get on a roll because after all-it’s how you finish that matters. Eastridge closes regular season with win over Arcadia Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Eastridge closes regular season with win over Arcadia added by Dave Yates on October 13, 2018View all posts by Dave Yates →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdUndoBabbelStart Speaking a Language in 3 Weeks – All You Need Is Your PhoneBabbelUndoCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndoTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndo center_img After losing two of their first three games, Eastridge has won four in a row as they head into sectionals. (Photo: DAVE YATES)By DAVE YATESThey say that it’s not how you start, but how you finish.  For the Eastridge football team, that has been the case all year.  Slow starts have been a recurring theme for the Lancers but they have been able to overcome them, including in their 28-14 win against Arcadia to wrap up the regular season at 5-2.The Titans were coming off their first loss of the season last week to HF-L and got off to the start they were looking for when K’myn Crumity busted through the line and went 69 yards for a 7-0 lead.  It would stay that way until the second when Sher’ron Davis took it in from five yards out. Share on Facebook Subscribe by Email Follow on Facebook Video Playerhttps://pickinsplinters.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Arcadia.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By Dave Yates on October 13, 2018No Comment last_img read more

Subway Surfers becomes first Android game to pass 1bn downloads

first_imgSubway Surfers becomes first Android game to pass 1bn downloadsSybo and Kiloo’s mobile hit achieves new milestone after outperforming all other games last yearJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefFriday 16th March 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleKiloo GamesSYBOEndless runner Subway Surfers has been downloaded more than one billion times on Google Play – making it the first Android title to do so.Danish developer Sybo and mobile publisher Kiloo Games report that the milestone follows a hugely successful 2017, in which the game achieved more worldwide downloads than any other mobile title.In fact, Subway Surfers achieved its highest number of downloads within a year, with more than 400 million ‘mostly organic’ installs, according to an official release.The game was first launched in May 2012. Marketing for the title has continued through the Subway Surfers World Tour, an initiative that has seen promotional activity through 79 events around the globe.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Sybo is also keen to expand on the brand, with animated short films in the works for 2018.”We have really achieved greatness by combining our strengths at Sybo and Kiloo,” says CEO Mathias Gredal Noervig. “The continued growth of the game and brand is our focus, and we are excited about future releases, and the animated short films that are launching later this year. The players will have even more great content to consume.”It’s not all been plain sailing for Sybo and Kiloo. Both firms ended up in court last year after alleged misuse of children’s data.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Mobile newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesSubway Surfers developer to launch video streaming platformSYBO TV to host live streams, trailers, and other video content related to the mobile endless runnerBy Rebekah Valentine 2 years agoAlleged misuse of children’s data lands Subway Surfers studio in courtNew York and California lawsuits filed against Sybo and KilooBy James Batchelor 3 years agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

FDA approves flu vaccines as first doses ship

first_imgJul 30, 2010 (CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it has approved the upcoming season’s influenza vaccines, as four manufacturers announced they are starting to ship their first vaccine lots.Today’s approval announcement applies to six manufacturers that are making seasonal flu vaccines for the US market. This year’s vaccine includes three strains:A/California/7/09 (H1N1)-like virus (pandemic H1N1)A/Perth /16/2009 (H3N2)-like virusB/Brisbane/60/2008-like virusYesterday the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a universal flu vaccination recommendation that applies to nearly everyone except babies younger than 6 months old. Flu vaccine makers have told health officials that they expect to produce a record 170 million doses to protect Americans during the upcoming flu season.The manufacturers supplying inactivated vaccines this year, and their vaccines, are CSL Limited, Afluria; GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Biologicals, Fluarix; ID Biomedical Corp. (a Canadian subsidiary of GSK), FluLaval; Novartis Vaccines, Agriflu and Fluvirin; and Sanofi Pasteur, Fluzone and Fluzone High-Dose. The live vaccine, FluMist, is made by MedImmune Vaccines.Vaccine manufacturers must obtain an FDA release for each lot of the vaccine they produce before they can ship the product to distributors. So far, four companies have received lot releases, according to press releases from the companies.On Jul 21 MedImmune announced that it began shipping vaccine to distributors and that it expects to provide about 15 million doses for the 2010-11 flu season. Yesterday Novartis said it began shipping doses of Fluvirin ahead of schedule and said it plans to supply 40 million doses to the US market.Today GSK announced that the FDA has cleared the way for it to begin distributing the first doses of FluLaval and said it expects to be able to start distributing its Fluarix vaccine within the next several weeks. Between the two vaccines, GSK said it expects to supply more than 30 million doses for the upcoming flu season.Meanwhile, Sanofi today said it has begun shipping the first of 70 million flu vaccine doses that it expects to make for the US market for the upcoming flu season. Sanofi said its first shipment is headed for the CDC’s Vaccines for Children Program, which provides free vaccines to physicians who care for uninsured and underinsured children.A spokeswoman for CSL Biotherapeutics, headquartered in Australia, told CIDRAP News today that the company expects that some doses of Afluria, marketed in the US by Merck, will be available in late August, with the remaining doses available in September and October. She added that CSL expects to distribute up to 12 million doses of the vaccine during the US flu season.In today’s FDA announcement the agency said CSL’s Afluria vaccine will include a labeling change to let healthcare providers know about increased incidence of fever and febrile seizure, seen mainly in children younger than 5, in the Southern Hemisphere early in that region’s flu season. The FDA said CSL Limited will not be supplying the United States with the 0.25-mL prefilled syringe doses that are used in very young children but will be providing 0.5-mL prefilled syringes and 5-mL multidose vials.The FDA said it is requiring CSL to conduct a study of Afluria in children to collect more information about the febrile episodes that occurred in the Southern Hemisphere.In related developments, Australian health officials lifted a ban on seasonal flu vaccines for children under five, though it remains in place for CSL’s flu vaccine, the Australian Associated Press (AAP) reported today. Dr Jim Bishop, Australia’s chief medical officer, said monitoring shows that the fever and febrile seizure side effects in young children appear to be confined to the CSL vaccine, though ongoing investigations have not pinpointed any biological or other basis that might explain the higher side effect rate.In a statement today, CSL said it supported the Australian regulators’ cautious recommendation. Dr Darryl Maher, said, “The unexpectedly high rate of these events has not been seen in previous seasons nor following the use of our H1N1 pandemic vaccine, and our manufacturing processes have not changed.” He added that CSL is working with regulators to explore more investigation possibilities.See also:Jul 30 FDA press releaseJul 21 MedImmune press releaseJul 29 Novartis press releaseJul 30 GSK press releaseJul 30 Sanofi press releaseJul 30 AAP storyJul 30 CSL statementlast_img read more

Muscle injury, meaning up to six weeks out, will cause concern…

first_imgThe youngster is currently on loan with Galatasaray for the season.It’s reported the Everton owned player could be sidelined for four to six weeks with a muscle problem, which will come as a blow to Galatasaray with the upcoming Champions League clash with Schalke.The winger has been a regular for the Turkish side since his move in the last transfer window and played 85 minutes in their last league game against Antalyaspor earlier this month.Embed from Getty ImagesOnyekuru was sent to Galatasaray for the season due to his continuing issues over a work permit.Last season the 21 year old was loaned out to Belgian side Anderlecht by the Merseyside club and spoke several times of his desire to return to Goodison Park and play for the Toffees.The player is still waiting to make his competitive Everton debut due to work permit issues. In order to qualify for the paperwork, Onyekuru needs to impress as much as possible and any injury layoff is of course a blow to that in a short season.NDby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystCould Accessible Trade Financing Be the Key to Unlocking High Trade Growth in Emerging Markets?StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 50? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo Sabah today report Everton attacker Henry Onyekuru has been ruled out for up to six weeks due to injury.last_img read more

Miami Dade College offers free small business workshops

first_imgWorkshop for potential business owners or start-ups (Spanish) on March 15, 2016 at the MDC Wolfson campusTo register and view a full schedule, please visit the program’s website: www.mdc.edu/smallbusiness Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed School of Business will offer free workshops to small and moderate size businesses in Miami-Dade County, as part of its Small Business Education Program sponsored by Citi Foundation.“The collaboration between Miami Dade College and Citi Foundation has made it possible once again, to offer programs that can impact the small business community in Miami-Dade County,” said Dr. Ana M. Cruz, Chairperson, School of Business, Wolfson Campus.The program has been expanded to include three sessions:Technical seminars for existing businesses (English) beginning on January 20, 2016, followed by counseling sessions at the MDC Wolfson campus Technical seminars for existing businesses (English) on March 23 and March 30, 2016 at the MDC Homestead campuslast_img read more

Hitwise: Google Continues to Grow Market Share, Financial Search Up Big, Health Search Growth Slowing

first_imgmarshall kirkpatrick Web traffic analysts Hitwise released a report this morning claiming that Google’s search market share has continued to grow and is now 65.1%, up 5% from November of last year. Yahoo, MSN and Ask.com were reported to be at 21%, 7% and 4% respectively, all down from last year and last month.At least as interesting are the Hitwise numbers about percentage of traffic driven by search to sites in various categories. Health and Medical sites get 44% of their traffic from search engines, 29% from Google alone, says Hitwise. The lowest category for search traffic is Business and Financial sites, where only 17% of traffic is from search, 10% from Google. That category, though, is also the one seeing the biggest growth in search traffic – up 21% year over year, with Google’s search traffic to these sites up a whopping 30%. Entertainment and Travel both saw big growth in search traffic over the last year as well (see chart, click for full chart with additional columns), while Health and Medical and Shopping and Classifieds saw search traffic grow the least. Tags:#Trends#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Take-aways for me are that the world of Business search optimization and ad buying must be going strong and Health and Medical are probably search-saturated. How else would you read this chart? 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Alabama Announces Tax Relief for Hurricane Irma Victims

first_imgAlabama offers tax relief to taxpayers that suffered damage caused by Hurricane Irma. Taxpayers can file tax returns due on or after September 15, 2017, and before January 31, 2018, no later than January 31, 2018.To be eligible, taxpayers also must reside in areas designated as disaster areas by the federal government.To get tax relief, taxpayers should write “Irma Relief 2017” in red ink on any state paper return or report filed during the extension period. E-filing taxpayers can contact the Department of Revenue for filing guidance.Subscribers can read the news release on the department’s website at https://revenue.alabama.gov/2017/09/12/ador-providing-tax-relief-to-victims-of-hurricane-irma/.News Release, Alabama Department of Revenue, September 12, 2017Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

2 flight attendants injured after plane hits turbulence returns to Pearson

first_imgTORONTO – Paramedics say two people were injured after a plane departing from Toronto Pearson International Airport hit severe turbulence and was forced to turn back.Peel Region paramedics say crews responded to the scene just before 7 p.m. Thursday and two people were sent to hospital with minor injuries.Air Canada says two flight attendants were injured on the flight en route to San Jose, Costa Rica.The airline says passengers have since departed to San Jose on another aircraft.last_img