NSN and China Mobile extend research deal

first_img Tags China Mobile revenue climbs on 5G handset growth China operators lose NYSE delisting appeal Previous ArticleFairfax in fight to find BlackBerry funds ahead of today’s deadlineNext ArticleRostelecom may hand control of mobile assets to banks – report Author China Mobile mulls mainland listing Asia Relatedcenter_img Steve Costello Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more NSN and China Mobile Research Institute expanded their partnership, to “further their cooperation on research and standardisation of advanced mobile broadband technologies in LTE as well as in 5G”.The vendor established its partnership with China Mobile’s R&D arm in 2010, and the new agreement is said to “outline key focus areas for future mobile networks”.Among the areas on the agenda are joint research, standardisation, and prototype development activities in “advanced technologies such as 5G, LTE deployment optimisation, cloud-based radio access network (C-RAN), the innovative “Nanocell” concept for next-generation small cell deployments, coexistence of 2G/4G and core virtualisation”.Bill Huang, general manager of CMRI, said: “Significant reduction of the unit cost of bandwidth is the key to success of future mobile networks.”Through their existing partnership, the companies have worked on “TD technologies and standards”, including TD-LTE global market development. Home NSN and China Mobile extend research deal 04 NOV 2013 China MobileNSNTechnologylast_img read more

Flexible workspace could be a useful weapon for British Land

first_imgJP Morgan has bought office space at Dublin’s Capital Dock campus to give it “flexibility within the European Union”.The US bank awkwardly managed to avoid the B-word, saying instead that the “new building gives us room to grow and some flexibility within the European Union”.If tenant demand does take a dive, British Land’s flexible workspace brand could prove a useful weapon in its armoury in the battle to attract occupiers – and something others might seek to emulate. However, getting the execution right is all important. British Land will be competing with specialists who have been in the market for years. That will be no easy task. Land Securities launched a serviced office brand called Landflex in the early 2000s offering flexible lease terms, as well as on-site services such as catering and business support. It didn’t last, not because it was a bad idea, but rather because it was “too far ahead of its time”, according to one veteran of the serviced office sector.Fast-forward to today and British Land is getting in on the act – with plans to launch a branded flexible workspace offer. Given the remarkable growth of the serviced office sector in recent years, it is surprising that it has taken so long for a traditional property company to resurrect Land Securities’ idea.That’s not to say the potential of the sector has gone unnoticed. Others have sought to capitalise in different ways. For example, Brockton Capital is looking to invest £100m to grow new entrant Fora over the coming years and Derwent London has a profit sharing agreement with The Office Group at its 2 Stephen Street scheme.Cut out the middle manHowever, there’s a lot to be said for British Land’s approach. Rather than letting space to a serviced office provider and watching them benefit from the growing demand for flexible space, it allows British Land to cut out the middle man.The company can expect to earn a rental premium and establish relationships with small companies that could turn into the big companies of tomorrow and become large, long-term tenants.Having its own brand also gives British Land the opportunity to control how the flexible space in one of its schemes fits in with the rest of the development in a way that would be impossible with a third-party operator. Creating its own flexible workspace offering will allow British Land to cut out ‘specialist’ operatorsFurthermore, with the outlook for the occupier market in the London office market looking increasingly uncertain, the timing of the launch could turn out to be fortuitous. There are already signs of weakness in the London market, particularly the City, where CBRE recently estimated that typical rent-free periods stood at 21 to 24 months in the first quarter.It looks likely that the market will swing further in favour of tenants as the year progresses. Deloitte Real Estate is forecasting that more London office development will complete this year than at any time since 2003. Much of this new space is pre-let, but even so, it’s hard to see vacancy rates doing anything but rise.This week’s announcement from JP Morgan of its purchase of an office building at Dublin’s Capital Dock campus with room for 1,000 staff – 500 more than it currently has in the Irish capital – is also a reminder that Brexit remains a threat.last_img read more

Ono set to compete at open-weight national championships

first_img RELATED PHOTOS All Japan Judo Federation, Shohei Ono, Takeshi Ojitaji Shohei Ono | KYODO IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img KEYWORDS Reigning Olympic gold medalists and world champions are automatically advanced past the qualification round at the nationals.The All Japan Judo Federation announced Wednesday Ono will sit out the national invitational weight class championships in Fukuoka on April 1-2 to focus on his academic studies.His withdrawal from the invitational meet at Fukuoka Kokusai Center means he will most likely miss out on a place at the world championships this summer with the Fukuoka meet serving as a qualifier for the worlds in Budapest.Ono, who booked his Olympic berth through the tournament last year, has taken a break from competition since the Rio Games and not taken part in any domestic or overseas qualifiers for the worlds.He said he has not been able to prepare for the worlds as he has been prioritizing his graduate school thesis at Tenri University. Judoka Shohei Ono will compete in the open-weight national championships on April 29, sources close to him said Saturday.Ono, who made his nationals debut in 2014 a year after he claimed a world title, won his first match before he was beaten by Takeshi Ojitaji — who predominantly fights in the over-100-kg category — in the third round. He earned the 73-kg gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.last_img read more

City League High School Hall of Fame

first_imgTHE GREATEST TEAM EVER?—The Fifth Avenue team of 1976 went undefeated on their way to winning the City League and the state championships. (Photo by Devin Dandridge)The Pittsburgh City League High School All-Sports Hall of Fame inducted 29 athletes, two coaches and one team on Sunday Nov. 6, at the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at the Senator John Heinz History Center.Former NFL players Ray Zellers, Michael Booth, Bobby Howard, Bryant Salter, Sam Clancy and Michael Barnes headlined one of the nation’s most impressive hall of fame classes.The undefeated 1976 Fifth Avenue State Championship Basketball team is considered by many to be the greatest team in Pennsylvania history.  Sam Clancy, Warnie Macklin, Puffy Kennedy, Edwin Peoples and William Clarke were ranked #2 in the nation.‘“The Great Hall,’ as it is now recognized, was the initial idea of former South Hills School basketball star and lifetime basketball coach Larry Anderson.  Since passing the ball to me three years ago, the dedicated and committed executive board was formed.  This unprecedented and historic event has grown in enormous proportions and has quickly become one of the most important community based so social, athletic and educational events in city history,”  said Bill Neal, CEO of Achieving Greatness Inc,.  “It is also important to be reminded that this is, in fact, a first time ever presentation in the city’s illustrious 200 year history as well as the 176 year history of the Board of Education.  With that being said, the national recognized rich tradition of Pittsburgh’s City League Sports and its great athletes are now enshrined in ‘The Great Hall’ they can call their own.”last_img read more

Claregalway Hotel Dream Teams are announced

first_imgBernie Power – Corofin Cathal Silke – CorofinFinian Hanley – Salthill/KnocknacarraGavin Duffy – Salthill/KnocknacarraKieran Molloy – CorofinKieran Fitzgerald – CorofinConor Holloran – Salthill/KnocknacarraMatthew Barrett – Mountbellew/MoyloughDaithi Burke – CorofinGary Sice – CorofinMichael Farragher – CorofinDerek Savage – Cortoon ShamrocksBarry McHugh – Mountbellew/MoyloughSean Armstrong – Salthill/KnocknacarraJason Leonard – CorofinThe Claregalway Hotel Galway Intermediate Football Championship Dream Team 2016Denis Farragher – Monivea/AbbeyBarry McDonagh – Monivea/AbbeyShane Lawless – MenloughMalte Inglis – AthenryEnda Daly – Kilkerrin/ClonberneBrian Flaherty – Monivea/AbbeyPatrick O Domhnaill – Oileann ArainnMartin Shaughnessy – Kilkerrin/ClonberneTrevor Mullins – Monivea/AbbeyCathal Coleman – Monivea/AbbeyJohnny Ryan – Kilkerrin/ClonberneCillian McDaid – Monivea/AbbeySean Meenaghan – HeadfordShane Walsh – Kilkerrin/ClonberneGreg Kennedy – Monivea/Abbey The Claregalway Hotel Ladies Dream Teams have been announcedSenior1. Tina Hughes – Corofin2. Karen Dowd – Claregalway3. Noelle Connolly – Glenamaddy/Williamstown4. Aisling Costelloe – Kilkerrin/Clonberne5. Orla Murphy – Claregalway6. Nicola Ward – Kilkerrin/Clonberne7. Sarah Noone – Caltra8. Megan Glynn – Claregalway9. Patricia Gleeson – Corofin10. Louise Ward – Kilkerrin/Clonberne11. Lisa Gannon – Kilkerrin/Clonberne12. Olivia Divilly – Kilkerrin/Clonberne13. Mairead Joyce – Clonbur14. Charolette Cooney – Claregalway15. Roisin Leonard – CorofinIntermediate1. Mary Kate Killilea – Annaghdown2. Gemma Burke – Annaghdown3. Bronagh Quinn – Annaghdown4. Jean Hynes – Moycullen5. Maria Mitchell – St. Brendan’s6. Chloe Crowe – Annaghdown7. Emma Carter – Moycullen8. Aine McDonagh – Moycullen9. Niamh Duggan – Annaghdown10. Yvonne Daly – Milltown11. Grainne Barrett – Annaghdown12. Shauna Hynes – Milltown13. Ailbhe Daveron – Moycullen14. Michelle Delaney – St. Brendan’s15. Nicola Burke – Annaghdown The Claregalway Hotel Galway Senior and Intermediate Football Championship Dream Teams for 2016 and Ladies Senior And Intermediate Dream Team has been named with the players receiving their awards in the Claregalway Hotel on the 25th of November print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Weekend Galway GAA Fixtures

first_imgFriday March 8th Killimor v Killimordaly, at Killimor 7pmDivision 1 football League: St Michael’s V Annaghdown, at Westside 11am Saturday March 9thChalloner Trophies U21 A1 HurlingChampionshipSt Mary’sGAA Athenry v Castlegar, at Ballindereen, 3.30pmChalloner Trophies U21 A1 HurlingChampionship Group 2Turloughmorev Liam Mellows, at Carnmore, 3.30pmChalloner Trophies U21 B HurlingChampionshipPortumnav Ballygar, at Portumna, 3.30pmPadraigPearses v Ballindereen, at Padraig Pearses GAA Grounds, 3.30pmMoycullenv Annaghdown, at Baile Doite Pitch & Clubhouse, 3.30pmChalloner Trophies U21 B HurlingChampionship Group 2Salthill/Knocknacarrav Skehana- Mountbellew/Moylough, at Salthill-Knocknacarra, 3.30pmBallinasloev Rahoon-Newcastle, at Ballinasloe, 3.30pmChalloner Trophies U21 B1 HurlingChampionship Group 1CoisFharraige v Gort, at An Spideal, 3.30pmChalloner Trophies U21 B1 HurlingChampionship Group 3Abbeyknockmoyv Sylane, at Abbeyknockmoy, 3.30pmChalloner Trophies U21 A1 HurlingChampionship Oranmore/Mareev Michael Cusacks, at Oranmore/Maree, 3.30pmSunday March 10thChalloner Trophies U21 A HurlingChampionship Group 1Kilnadeema/Leitrimv Clarinbridge, at Kinvara, 11amIntermediate Hurling League Final2018Sylane vMeelick/Eyrecourt, Venue TBC, 12pmTuesday March 12thChalloner Trophies U21 B HurlingChampionship Sarsfieldsv Mullagh/Kiltormer, at Duggan Park, 7.30pmChalloner Trophies U21 B HurlingChampionship Group 1 Kinvarav Ahascragh/Fohenagh, at Killimor, 7.30pmprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Challoner Trophies U21 A1 HurlingChampionshiplast_img read more

2019 LGFA Volunteer of the Year award winners announced

first_imgTHE Ladies Gaelic Football Association has announced the winners of the prestigious 2019 LGFA Volunteer of the Year awards. Administrators, coaches and media are among those honoured across ten categories, with the scheme now in its third year. Ladies Gaelic Football Association President Marie Hickey, front and centre, with award winners, back row, from left, George Leetch, representing the St Nathy’s club in Sligo, winner of the Club Coach of the Year award, Galway’s John McDermott, winner of the PRO of the Year award, Shirley Doody from the Kerins O’Rahillys club in Kerry, winner of the Club Committee Officer of the Year award, Eoin Delaney from Crettyard, Co. Laois, winner of the Young Volunteer of the Year award, Ger McCarthy, Co. Cork, winner of the Local Journalist of the Year award and Michael Ryan, from Ballymacarbry in Co. Waterford, winner of the Volunteer Hall of Fame award. Front row, from left, Ciara Marley, representing St Catherine’s, Co. Armagh, winner of the School Coach of the Year award, Galway’s Geraldine Heverin winner of the County/Provincial Officer of the Year award, Maggie Skelton, from Aghyaran in Co. Tyrone, winner of the Lulu Carroll award for the Overall Volunteer of the Year, and Ciara Lane from Louth, and representing the Calgary Chieftains Club in Canada, winner of the International Volunteer of the Year award during the 2019 LGFA Volunteer of the Year awards night at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile center_img The winners are as follows:Young Volunteer of the Year – Eoin Delaney (Crettyard, Laois)School Coach of the Year – Ciara Marley (St Catherine’s, Armagh)Club Coach of the Year – George Leetch (St Nathy’s, Sligo)Local Journalist of the Year – Ger McCarthy (Cork Evening Echo)PRO of the Year (John McDermott, Galway)Club Committee Officer of the Year (Shirley Doody, Kerins O’Rahillys, Kerry)County/Provincial Officer of the Year (Geraldine Heverin, Galway LGFA Secretary)International Volunteer of the Year – Ciara Lane (Calgary Chieftains, Canada)Volunteer Hall of Fame – Michael Ryan (Ballymacarbry, Waterford)Overall Volunteer of the Year – Maggie Skelton (Tyrone & Ulster)The Overall Volunteer of the Year, Maggie Skelton from the Aghyaran Club in Tyrone, received the Lulu Carroll award at last Friday night’s (February 21) awards ceremony at Croke Park. This award is named after the late Lulu, a 2001 All-Ireland Senior Medallist with Laois who sadly passed away in 2007, following a battle with cancer.During her glittering career, former All Star Lulu also won eight Leinster Senior titles with Laois, six county Senior titles with Timahoe, and a provincial crown with her club.Maggie Skelton is a most worthy recipient of the Lulu Carroll award for 2019.Maggie has been a stalwart of Tyrone LGFA for over 15 years, and she most recently fulfilled the role of county board secretary.She has also been a key member of the Tyrone Senior team’s backroom, working as liaison officer, while also serving as an Ulster Council delegate.Our Volunteer Hall of Fame winner, Michael Ryan, has been involved with the Ballymacarbry Ladies Football club in Waterford since its inception.Over the years, Michael has presided over incredible success with club and county, including ten All-Ireland Senior Club title wins with his beloved Ballymac, and five All-Ireland Senior titles in charge of Waterford.Michael also worked as an administrator at various levels, and he served Munster Council for 30 years, including three as President.Paying tribute to the winners, Ladies Gaelic Football Association President, Marie Hickey, commented: “It’s incredible to see our LGFA Volunteer of the Year awards go from strength to strength.“Each and every one of our winners has given such magnificent service to our Association, and their individual awards are richly deserved.“We would not have the flourishing and vibrant Association that we are all so proud of without our volunteers.“Our winners are credit to themselves, their clubs, local communities, counties and provinces.“We were overwhelmed once again by the huge volume of entries for each of the categories, and I would like to thank all of those people who took the time to submit nominations.“On behalf of the LGFA, I would also like to acknowledge our 2019 winners, and our now annual awards night is one to savour, as our Volunteers of the Year are rightly rewarded for their selfless contributions to our Association.”print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more