Hutchison, Etisalat to merge Sri Lanka operations

first_img Asia Previous ArticleMobile continues to drag on LG earningsNext ArticleSony to reduce smartphone shipments in profit pursuit CK Hutchison hit with $1.2B India tax demand Saleha Riaz HomeAsiaNews Hutchison, Etisalat to merge Sri Lanka operations Related 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 CK HutchisonEtisalatSri Lankacenter_img CK Hutchison set to spin-off European tower assets Hutch Lanka secures 4G rollout funds CK Hutchison and Etisalat announced plans to combine their Sri Lankan operations in a bid to better position them to serve customers in the country.“This transaction is part of the stated strategy of portfolio optimisation of the Etisalat Group,” the pair said in a joint statement, adding CK Hutchison will have the majority and controlling stake in the new entity when the deal is complete.The move will see the number three and four operators coming together. Currently, Dialog Axiata is the top operator in the country, with GSMA Intelligence placing its market share at 45 per cent in Q1 2018.This is followed by Mobitel (24 per cent), Etisalat Lanka (13 per cent), Hutch Lanka (10 per cent) and Airtel (8 per cent).The completion of the transaction is subject to conditions, including regulatory approvals.Local reports state Etisalat’s ten year mobile operating licence in Sri Lanka expires in September. Tags Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 27 APR 2018 last_img read more

Shell names new HR boss

first_imgRoyal Dutch Shell announced Friday that it would appoint a new Chief Human Resources & Corporate Officer.According to the oil and gas major, Ronan Cassidy is replacing Hugh Mitchell, who will be leaving the company after 36 year’s of service. The new appointment is with effect from January 1, 2016.In his new role, Cassidy, a British citizen, will become a member of the Executive Committee. He is currently Executive Vice President Human Resources, Upstream International / Rest of the World Operations.He joined Shell in 1988 and has held a variety of human resources positions across the Upstream and Downstream businesses.[mappress mapid=”2567″]last_img

President’s FY 2015 budget harmful to seaports?

first_imgWhile the budget proposal included funding for a new National Infrastructure Investment programme, it also decreases funding for the Corps of Engineers’ modernisation and maintenance programmes for seaports and eliminates the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grant programmer.AAPA was encouraged by the Administration’s plan to increase funding for transportation infrastructure within the Department of Transportation. The President proposed the creation of a USD1.25 billion trust fund for multimodal transportation infrastructure, which would increase and sustain funding of the TIGER grants programme and establish a new freight grant programmer aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of the US in the global marketplace. The proposed new multimodal account for rail, highway and port projects would seek to address the greatest needs for the efficient movement of goods across the country and abroad.”AAPA believes these grants would have strong and positive effects on freight system improvement, although we don’t know yet how much is specifically proposed for improving landside connections with America’s ports and their landside connections,” said Kurt Nagle, AAPA’s president and CEO. AAPA has strongly advocated for continuing TIGER program funding and dedicating at least 25 percent of the grants to port-related infrastructure, added Nagle.But other areas of the President’s budget request were less encouraging, said AAPA. The Corps of Engineers’ civil works funding decreased 5.8 percent from the FY 2014 budget to USD4.56 billion.”The Corps of Engineers’ budget proposal falls well short of the waterside maintenance and modernisation needs of this country. We were disappointed to see that the budget request for Corps port-related programs decreased from the FY 2014 enacted budget in both the operations and maintenance and the construction accounts, despite the President’s call to upgrade U.S. ports and the goal of doubling exports,” said Nagle.”Our nation is at a critical point in maintaining our international competitiveness, and the FY 2015 budget request would result in trade-related infrastructure losing further ground at a time when we are already behind many of our competitors,” he added.Funding for improved federal channels would take another significant hit under the President’s budget. The budget request contains a 10 percent decrease in FY 2015 from FY 2014 in channel improvements.The enthusiasm generated from the President’s and Vice President’s port tours and discussions in 2013 and inclusion of the need to upgrade our ports in the January State of the Union address has been dampened by the budget request, said the AAPA.”As the Administration and Congress grapple with the multiple goals of reducing the nation’s debt while growing jobs and the economy, federal investments in ports and their connecting infrastructure continue to be an essential, effective utilisation of limited resources, paying dividends through increased trade, jobs and over USD20 billion a year in tax revenues,” said Nagle. McDuffie Terminal, Alabama Port Authority www.aapa-ports.orglast_img read more

Usain Bolt Reveals First Pictures Of Daughter Olympia Lightning

first_imgUsain and Kasi welcomed their first child on June 14 but have never revealed her name or pictures until now.The Jamaican uploaded a series of images of Kasi in a flowing gown as she sat cradling their little girl.I want to wish my gf @kasi__b a happy birthday. I get to spend ur special day with u. I want nothing but happiness for u & will continue to doing my best keeping a smile on ur face. We have started a new chapter together with our daughter Olympia Lightning Bolt ⚡️🎉🎊💫— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) July 7, 2020He wrote: ‘I want to wish my gf @kasi__b a happy birthday. I get to spend ur special day with u. I want nothing but happiness for u & will continue to doing my best keeping a smile on ur face.‘We have started a new chapter together with our daughter Olympia Lightning Bolt [sic].’Bolt, the only sprinter to win the 100m and 200m golds at three consecutive Olympics, specifically 2008, 2012 and 2016, is widely considered the greatest sprinter of all time.However, expectations that daughter Olympia Lightning may follow in her famous dad’s footsteps may not see the light of day as Bolt has said he would not encourage his children to follow in his footsteps.”That´s going to be hard for my kid. If they want to do it, I’m fine with it. But initially I’m going to say don’t do it, because I know the pressure that will come along with it,” he said earlier this year.An 11-time world champion, Bolt who holds world records in the 100m and 200m retired after the 2017 world championships in London where he suffered a hamstring injury in the final race of his career.RelatedUsain Bolt Signs For ‘Unnamed’ Football TeamFebruary 25, 2018In “Athletics”Usain Bolt Signs Up For SocceraidFebruary 27, 2018In “Athletics”‘Fedal’, ‘The Money Fight’ And Some Of The Greatest Sporting Moments Of 2017December 31, 2017In “Africa” Sprint legend Usain Bolt has revealed the name of his new born daughter as he posted pictures of her for the first time.The 33-year-old Olympic gold medallist posted pictures of daughter Olympia Lightning on Twitter on Tuesday while also wishing his partner Kasi Bennett a happy birthday.last_img read more

Strokes of genius at swimming gala

first_imgGarden International School (GIS), which is based in Ban Chang, made a splash with a spectacular swimming gala on Wednesday October 10 as the students took on two other local schools, namely Regent’s and St Andrews. All three schools were leading the points table at some stage during the afternoon, which meant that every single race mattered and was closely contested.A GIS student gets into the swim of things. The GIS Year 4 boys got off to a good start by winning the Medley Relay.  The Year 5 girls brought GIS the most points out of all the age groups and did fantastically well.  All in all, every single swimmer who competed for GIS swam well.  The results were extremely close and by the end Regent’s won, with GIS and St Andrews both tied in second place.Almost there – a young swimmer at GIS.Swimming coordinator Ms Wilson lends a hand.last_img read more

Spain leave it late but Pique comes up with winner

first_img The quality of openings improved after the break, but the quality of finishing did not. Roman Hubnik almost scored an own goal, but was saved by the post, while David Silva wanted too many touches when released by Nolito.  13/06/2016 Vicente del Bosque’s side dominated their opening match in Toulouse, camping in their opposition’s half for the majority of the 90 minutes, but it looked like the breakthrough was not going to arrive.  CEST Sport EN Juventus’ Alvaro Morata missed two good chances in a goalless first half.  Spain are bidding to become the first side to win the tournament three times in a row – no other side has even won it twice in a row – and the pre-match debate focused around who would start in goal.  Minutes before that the Manchester City man had curled a great chance wide from the edge of the area, while substitute Aritz Aduriz’s acrobatic effort flashed inches wide of the post.  The Barcelona defender, who was booed by sections of La Roja’s support during qualifying for the finals, sprinted away to celebrate the dramatic winner in front of the travelling Spanish contingent. However, in the 87th minute, man of the match Andres Iniesta picked up a pass from Pedro, jinked inside and plonked the ball on Pique’s head.  Led by Iniesta, Spain dominated possession in their usual manner, but they were wasteful in front of goal – the lack of a quality striker is perhaps one of their biggest concerns.  Spain left it late but got their defence of the European Championships off to a winning start thanks to Gerard Pique’s late header against Czech Republic.  Del Bosque went for David de Gea over Iker Casillas in the end, despite the Manchester United stopper being implemented in a sexual assault case on Friday, something he denied, although, in truth, he could have played Sergio Rico and it wouldn’t have mattered.  Upd. at 23:40 Just when it seemed Spain’s time was running out, though, Iniesta provided the spark they’d been lacking and Pique delivered the finish.last_img read more

Turloughmore to honour 1956 county champions

first_imgTurloughmore GAA club will hold a very special celebration day on Saturday 12th of November to mark the 60th Anniversary of the first Turloughmore Senior Hurling team to capture a Senior County title in 1956. The 50th Anniversary of the last title achieved by the historic 6- in a row team of 1961 -1966 will also be celebrated. The festivities will commence at 1.30pm where the adult hurlers of the parish will take part in a novel inter-club tournament at the Pitch in Lackagh. Four teams will be selected to represent the four original clubs in the parish namely – Lackagh, Knockdoe, Coolarne and Cregmore and will play for a parish cup. Celebrations will continue in the GAA centre at 5pm where commemorative plaques will be unveiled to mark the historic achievements of the 1956 and 1961-1966 teams. Players and those associated with these teams will be in attendance and there is an open invitation to the entire club and community to come along and celebrate with these history makers. Light refreshments will be served.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Connacht Semi-Final Preview Live From Seven Bar

first_imgOllie Turner was live at Seven Bar, Bridge Street, Galway with Alan Mulholland, Conor Mortimer, Cathal McGinley, John Hynes and Tierney Talks as they looked forward to Sunday’s Connacht Semi-Final at Pearse Stadium between Galway and Mayo…. Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Throw in on Sunday is at 4pm print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

Division Two Hurling Feile Fixtures

first_imgShield Competition Fri 8thD7.15pmORANMORELoughgiel Shamrocksvs.Ratoath Sun 10thFINAL15.40PMCONNACHT GAA CENTREWinner S F(1)vs.Winner S F(2) Sat 9thB10.45pmBALLINASLOEBallinasloevs.Portaferry print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Fri 8thC7.15pmKILBECANTYKilcormac Killougheyvs.Ballyduff Sat 9thA10.45pmLEITRIMKilnadeema/Leitrimvs.St Colms, Ballinascreen Sun 10thS Final10.45AMCONNACHT GAA CENTREWinner Q F(1)vs.Winner Q F(3) Sat 9thC10.45pmBEAGHMichael Cusacksvs.Kilcormac Killoughey Sat 9thQ Final (2)14.30pmCRAUGHWELL1st Group Bvs.2nd Group A Fri 8thB5.00pmBALLINASLOE CLUBEire Ogvs.Portaferry Fri 8thB5.45pmBALLINASLOE CLUBBallinasloevs.Castletown Slieve Bloom Fri 8thD5.00pmORANMOREOranmore Mareevs.Ratoath Fri 8thD6.30pmORANMOREOranmore Mareevs.Sylane Sat 9thQ Final (3)14.30pmCLAREGALWAY3rd  Group Cvs.4th Group D Fri 8thA5.00pmLEITRIMKilnadeema/Leitrimvs.Naas Fri 8thC5.45pmKILBECANTYArdrahanvs.Kilcormac Killoughey Fri 8thA7.15pmLEITRIMSt Colms, Ballinascreenvs.Naas Sat 9thB10.45pmEIRE-OG, ENNISEire Ogvs.Castletown Fri 8thC5.00pmKILBECANTYMichael Cusacksvs.Ballyduff Sat 9thC10.45pmARDRAHANArdrahanvs.Ballyduff Sun 10thS Final (2)13.00PMCONNACHT GAA CENTREWinner Q F(2)vs.Winner Q F(4) Sat 9thD11.00amORANMOREOranmore Mareevs.Loughgiel Shamrocks Fri 8thB6.30pmBALLINASLOE CLUBCastletown Slieve Bloomvs.Portaferry Cup Competition Sat 9thQ Final (1)14.30pmTURLOUGHMORE3rd  Group Avs.4th Group B Fri 8thA5.45pmLEITRIMTommie Larkinsvs.St Colms, Ballinascreen Sat 9thQ Final (3)15.30pmCRAUGHWELL1st Group Cvs.2nd Group D Fri 8thA6.30pmLEITRIMKilnadeema/Leitrimvs.Tommie Larkins Fri 8thD5.45pmORANMORESylanevs.Loughgiel Shamrocks Sat 9thQ Final (1)14.30pmCRAUGHWELL1st Group Avs.2nd Group B Sat 9thD10.45pmSYLANESylanevs.Ratoath Fri 8thB7.15pmBALLINASLOE CLUBEire Ogvs.Ballinasloe Fri 8thC6.30pmKILBECANTYMichael Cusacksvs.Ardrahan Sun 10thFINAL13.50PMCONNACHT GAA CENTREWinner S F(1)vs.Winner S F(2) Sat 9thA10.45pmWOODFORDTommie Larkinsvs.Naas Sat 9thQ Final (4)15.30pmCRAUGHWELL1st Group Dvs.2nd Group C Sat 9thQ Final (4)15.30pmCLAREGALWAY3rd  Group Dvs.4th Group C Sun 10thS Final10.45AMCONNACHT GAA CENTREWinner Q F(2)vs.Winner Q F(4) Sun 10thS Final (1)13.00PMCONNACHT GAA CENTREWinner Q F(1)vs.Winner Q F(3) Sat 9thQ Final (2)15.30pmTURLOUGHMORE3rd  Group Bvs.4th Group Alast_img read more