Telecom Italia backs European open RAN push

first_imgHome Telecom Italia backs European open RAN push Previous ArticleAlmost all EU states miss rule change deadlineNext ArticleGoogle tipped for Android privacy upgrade Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Related Telecom Italia joined forces with a group of large European operators pledging to help to drive developments in open RAN, hailing the technology’s potential to boost network performance and optimise costs.The operator signed-up to the Europe-focused initiative weeks after launch by founding members Orange, Vodafone Group, Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica.Part of the group’s strategy is to work with existing industry associations dedicated to developing open RAN technology and standards, alongside collaborating with authorities on related issues.In a statement announcing its entry into the group, Telecom Italia said it would join its peers in promoting the technology, while making an individual commitment to use open virtualised architecture, and enable flexible, agile communication systems to help spread digital services over 5G.TIM CTIO Michele Gamberini said the operator’s commitment to help develop the open RAN ecosystem “represents a solid opportunity to ensure our country plays a leading role as a provider of technologies for the digital transformation on a European scale”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Las grandes operadoras europeas ponen condiciones a las RAN abiertas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore1 05 FEB 2021 Español center_img Author Telecom Italia bets on long-term renewable energy Chris Donkin Telecom Italia confident on hitting annual goals Tags Telecom Italialast_img read more

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Dear Kobe … LeBron animated over Bryant scoring Oscar

first_imgIn this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant arrives for a halftime ceremony, retiring both of his jersey’s during an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James watched Kobe Bryant score big again.But he’s focused on a different shiny trophy than the one his former rival snagged Sunday night.James joined Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal and other current and former NBA players to congratulate Bryant after the Los Angeles Lakers superstar won an Academy Award in the animated short film category.Holding his Oscar, Bryant later said, “I feel better than winning a championship, to be honest with you. I swear I do.”On Monday, James said he watched Bryant’s film, “Dear Basketball,” which was based on a poem the five-time champion wrote in 2015 in advance of his retirement from playing, the night it debuted.“It was phenomenal,” James said.But while he and Bryant had a fierce on-court rivalry, James, who won acclaim for a supporting role in the comedy “Trainwreck” and owns a film production company, said he isn’t driven to match Bryant’s Hollywood haul.“Nah, it’s never been one of my goals,” he said of winning an Oscar. “But now that I’m in a movie and film and TV business and doing so many things, if at some point we can be nominated and win the Oscar, that would be something that I never thought that would happen for sure. We’ve got some things in the works, so we’ll see what happens.”James has served an executive producer for several TV series and his company is working on documentary about Muhammad Ali. He’s also planning a sequel to “Space Jam,” which starred Michael Jordan.During his acceptance speech, Bryant took a swipe at conservative commentator Laura Ingraham, who recently lectured James and Kevin Durant after they were critical of President Trump.“As basketball players we’re supposed to shut up and dribble,” Bryant said. “I’m glad we do a little but more than that.”James acknowledged Bryant’s line on Twitter, posting: #WeAreMoreThanShutUpDribble.___last_img read more

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Manchester United part ways with Jose Mourinho at last!

first_imgAdvertisement 8l75NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsn8mkz3nWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecetd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) hWould you ever consider trying this?😱c5apCan your students do this? 🌚60ubtsRoller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester United have had enough of The Special One and have sacked him after United’s defeat against Liverpool at Anfield Stadium.Advertisement We have come to know this courtesy of a recent statement put out by Manchester United’s official Twitter handle:The statement reads: “Manchester United has announced that Jose Mourinho has left the Club. We would like to thank him for his work during his time at Manchester United and wish him success in the future. #MUFC”After spending a three-year stint at Old Trafford and helping United win the FA Community Shield the UEFA Europa League in 2017, Mourinho didn’t have the best of times.Falling out with various players in the dug-out and training sessions such as Paul Pogba and disastrous performances in the field saw fans of the Red Devils clamouring over social media begging for Mourinho to be sacked.It remains to be seen who will succeed the Portuguese manager at Old Trafford and what is next in store for Mourinho. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Kings’ Cup 2019, India vs Thailand: Blue Tigers finish third after pipping War Elephants

first_imgAdvertisement 4xerzlbNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9mwozWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ezbn9d( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) tbrWould you ever consider trying this?😱bjdt2Can your students do this? 🌚5b6mRoller skating! Powered by Firework India ended their King’s Cup 2019 campaign with a victory over Thailand as they finished third in the tournament. Curacao, to whom India lost in their opening fixture, won the tournament after beating Vietnam in the finals later in the day.Advertisement Anirudh Thapa celebrates after scoring the goal for India alongside Balwant SinghHead coach Igor Stimac made three changes a total of eight changes to the side that started in the previous match as he wanted to give everyone an opportunity to prove themselves. Rahul Bheke, Sandesh Jhingan, and Subhasish Bose were the only three players to retain their position as Amrinder Singh, Adil Khan, Vinit Rai, Anirudh Thapa, Amarjit Singh, Raynier Fernandes, Farukh Chaudhary, and Balwant Singh found their way.India took the lead in the 16th minute when a wayward free-kick from Raynier and the subsequent poor clearance from Thailand players found the ball in Adil Khan’s feet. The FC Pune City defender delivered a low cross and Anirudh Thapa made no mistake in slotting the ball home.Advertisement Thailand upped their ante to get the equalizer but a resolute defense guarded by Sandesh Jhingan and Adil Khan stood in front of their way. The full-time scoreline read 1-0 in favor of India as they pick up crucial ranking points from Thailand.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Talent shines for Doveton

first_imgBy Nick Creely Doveton has an abundance of experience and class on its list, but it took the energy and talent of some…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Conor McPhillips appointed Connacht Backs Coach

first_imgA former player with Connacht Rugby from 2003 – 2008, McPhillips was appointed Head Performance Analyst for the province in 2010 and was given greater responsibility within the coaching team last season in his additional capacity as Assistant Attack Coach.McPhillips had previous coaching experience with St Marys RFC as well as a Director of Rugby role with Newbridge College in Co. Kildare. He was also Head Coach of the Connacht Sevens’ side that finished 3rd in the Limerick World Club 7’s last August.Connacht Rugby can also announce the appointment of Simon Kavanagh as the new Head Performance Analyst for the coming season. Simon joins Connacht Rugby from Avenir Sports – Ireland’s leading Performance Analysis company and the Master Distributor of Sportstec Products for the 32 counties.It has also been confirmed that Eric Elwood, former Connacht Rugby player and head coach and currently Domestic Rugby Manager, will be involved with the senior setup on an advisory basis to work closely with the goal kickers.Coaching team 2016/17Pat Lam                            Head CoachJimmy Duffy                    Forwards CoachConor McPhillips            Backs CoachDave Ellis                          Skills CoachEric Elwood                      Goal KickingSimon Kavanagh             Head Performance Analyst  “I believe that any team is only as good as the quality of the management team and the coaching group in place to run the programme. By striving to improve each player to become a better rugby player and a better person, we will improve as a team and I have a lot of confidence and belief in our coaching group that we can continue to do that.” Commenting on the new appointments, head coach Pat Lam said:“I’d firstly like to thank Andre (Bell) for all his hard work and dedication to the team over the past two years. Andre spent many hours working with our young back line and gave them the confidence and skills to execute our game plan effectively. We all wish him well as he returns home to New Zealand to be with his family and we have no doubt he will add value to whatever group of players he works with in the future.“I’m delighted that Conor has agreed to step into a fulltime coaching role after doubling up as the Head Performance Analyst and Assistant Attack Coach for last season. Conor is hugely passionate about Connacht and has given many years of service – first as a player, then an analyst and now a coach. He has an impressive rugby brain with an eye for the fine detail that makes a big difference. I have every confidence that he will build on the good work that Andre has done and take it to another level necessary for next season.“I’m very pleased that Eric (Elwood) has agreed to come on board in an advisory capacity for our goal kickers. There is no one at all who comes close to having the knowledge and expertise of the intricacies of kicking at the Sportsground. Eric will be an invaluable resource for our team and all our players will benefit massively from his vast experience.“I’d also like to welcome Simon (Kavanagh) to the team. His knowledge and expertise in IT, as well as the software products we use, will undoubtedly take our detailed analysis to another level moving forward. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Connacht Rugby have confirmed that Conor McPhillips will take over as Backs Coach for the senior team from the start of the 2016/17 season. Andre Bell, who had previously held the role as Backs & Kicking coach for the last two seasons, has returned home to New Zealand to be with his family.last_img read more

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DD Motoring: How Santa brought Brian McDaid his first set of wheels

first_imgThis week our motoring columnist Brian McDaid takes us back five decades when he asked Santa for his first set of wheels.Dear Santa50 years ago this week it wasn’t a motoring column I was trying to put together, it was a deadline with a difference in the form of a letter to Santa. Advertisement A couple of weeks later Santa awakened me on Christmas Eve in his big red coat when he experienced a bit of Christmas turbulence as he tried to deliver this future motoring correspondent first set of wheels.Not happy to leave it down beside the tree Santa landed the bike right up beside my bed.Santa seemed to trip over his big coat and fell in between the two beds and on top of my bike. We were giggling under the blankets but dare not take a look out in case Santa wouldn’t leave us anything.Mammy wasn’t a bit impressed. Advertisement “For God’s Sake, would you get up out of there……. Santa.”First Test Drive.On Christmas morning heavy snow prevented a spin out on the new bike. So I had to settle for round and round the kitchen table.On that first test drive, I noticed things weren’t right. Going around the table clockwise was no problem but any effort to circumnavigate in an anticlockwise fashion and I would fall off the bike.On a closer inspection, my father noticed my new bike was missing a stabiliser. Missing a stabiliser my mother chipped in, it was just like Santa was last night. She said he could have done with two stabilisers or three. I later found the broken stabiliser at the scene of Santa’s Christmas Eve’s collision up at at the side of my bed.A view of what MY first set of wheel might have look like back in 1968.The snow eventually clear that year the boy on the blue bike slightly tilted over to his left as he learned to ride his new bike was me.For the last 50 years, I think about that Christmas of 1968 and try and keep the memories in my mind.Style Council. 1968.Neilus McDaid on his red tricycle as he wheels in for the photo shoot at the front door of number 27. He is pictured with Brian in the black coat Cathal in the leopard print reversible jacket all the way from Australia. They are pictured with their cousin Josephine McDaid. Picture By Mary Ellen McDaid.Unfortunately, my brothers were either too young to remember this or my have just blanked it out of their mind by way of dealing with it. Recently my memories were starting to fade from then but that all change this week when a letter arrived on the run into Christmas.A treasured letter with the name of the sender. Mary E. McDaid in beautiful handwriting returns to Glencar 50 years after it was sent in 1969.While all I was worried about that year was that Santa would get my letter for my bike My mother Mary Ellen was writing to her sister on the other side of the world in Australia.Her sister Margaret Devine kept the last letter from her sister Mary Ellen closed to here heart for nearly 50 years and this year she returned it to sender’s address back home from Australia to Glencar.Her letter to her sister includes a lot about her life and her young children growing up, the joys of receiving, a celebration of events and investing in the future of her dressmaking business.In Wolfe Tone Place our kitchen comes sitting room doubled up as a designers catwalk and dressmakers workshop with the constant hum of a singer sewing machine. Smoke and skirts made to order.The front door knocker never cooled with customers arriving with rolls of material under their arm which my mother turned into the fashion piece of the day.That all came to an end in 1969 the year she penned this letter to her sister and spent much of that autumn in hospital in both Dublin and finally in Letterkenny before passing away on the 2nd of January 1970.Here is an extract from her letter from nearly 50 years ago.27 Wolfe Tone PlaceLetterkenny13th Jan ’69.Well, Margaret, the parcel arrived safe and sound and such excitement as the contents caused. The jumpers fitted beautifully and Nelius hit on the duffle Jacket. I can tell you it was well tried on by Brian before he finally handed it over to Nelius.The shirts and tee shirts are ideal too. It was like a fashion show here for a while and Brian told his teacher all about the things that arrived.I have a jumper “on the needles” since last May and it still on the needles. You never sent me the measurements for your two girls, try and remember the next time you write which I hope will be very soon.We had a real Christmas card Christmas this year. It started snowing on Christmas Eve Morning and lasted the whole day and looked lovely, but really put a damper on the shopping.I went down home to the foot of the town in the morning with three of the children and nearly got stranded there for Christmas.Brian was five on Saturday. It is very dark in the morning for school here as the clocks didn’t go back this year and the children need armbands or luminous cases or bags going out.Did I tell you I was in the hospital in October with threatening pleurisy, but they only kept me in nine days and sent me home again without any treatment?I do believe it was muscular rheumatism I had, they do say the symptoms are much the same, anyway I am well again thank god.It was like emergency ward 10 here that week after I left all the children and Fred with tonsillitis and the doctor attending them all.Bida took Cathal & Sadie took Peadar and Fred kept the two bigger boys, you couldn’t get a young girl here now at all for a housekeeper with the free education- now they’re all at school.I got myself a new singer sewing machine, one of the golden panoramics with a cabinet for it and its just like a nice little sideboard when its closed up.Return to Sender, A later from 50 years ago sent back from Australia . Photo Brian McDaidAs you can guess I’m still at the sewing and it doesn’t take much time now or material to cover the young girls. If anything they are shorter this year than ever.Of course, on some they look very nice, buts it’s not always the young who have them so short.It just feels like yesterday this week reading my mothers letter as she described things just as I remembered them all they years ago.When my mum passed away the rattle of the singer sewing Machine went silent and my father couldn’t bear the look of it closed up sitting up by the front window.So the representative from Singer came and took it away. For thirty years we never thought much about it until a friend of mine, Monica Murphy told me she bought it off that same rep who was staying in her B&B.The old Singer Panoramic Gold sewing machine and the letter to Australia from 50 years ago back in Glencar again this week. Photo Brian McDaidMonica gave me my mother’s sewing machine when she closed her business on the Port Rd. It came complete with scribbling on the operating manual that I was blamed for a small boy with a crayon years before.This week her panoramic gold sewing machine complete with its sideboard was united with the letter to Australia they both bring beautiful memories back to Glencar.That broken stabiliser on my first set of wheels was a good lesson in life for me to understand that things are not always perfect. but you’ll get thereHappy Motoring FolksThanks to My Auntie Margaret and Santa… of course.DD Motoring: How Santa brought Brian McDaid his first set of wheels was last modified: November 22nd, 2018 by Brian McDaidShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Brian McDaidCHristmasmotorslast_img read more

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Select Walt Disney World Resort Restaurants Available on OpenTable

first_imgShare This!One of the news pieces that popped up all over Twitter over the holiday weekend was that select Walt Disney World Resort Restaurants are now going to be available for Guests to book via the popular reservation site, OpenTable. It seems that several Disney Springs and Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin dining establishments had been on the site for a while, but actual Walt Disney World owned and operated restaurants are now popping up for Guests to be able to make reservations. Options for Walt Disney World restaurants that are now included on OpenTable are:Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalkBoatright’s at Disney’s Port Orleans RiversideSanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom LodgeOlivia’s Cafe at Disney’s Old Key WestArtist Point at Disney’s Wilderness LodgeGrand Floridian Cafe at Disney’s Grand Floridian ResortThe Wave at Disney’s Contemporary ResortKona at Disney’s Polynesian Village ResortIn order to book a reservation via OpenTable, you will need to create an account so that you can receive details regarding your reservation.One of the biggest differences between using the Walt Disney World Advance Dining Reservations system vs using OpenTable is that with OpenTable, you won’t need to put down a credit card on file to make a reservation. Do keep in mind that you don’t want to abuse OpenTable’s system because you could be blocked from using in the future if you abuse it too much.Currently, reservations are only available through the end of February for these Disney specific restaurants, however, if you are wanting to dine at one of these restaurants and they are unavailable via the MyDisneyExperience app, this is a great place to look. I suspect if this option works well for these restaurants, you will see additional dates open up.last_img read more

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New York ~ Sales and Use Tax: Charge for Extension of Cable Company’s Network for Providing Broadband Service Not Taxable

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportA charge paid by the operator of a business located in a rural area for the extension of a cable company’s network to his property for the purpose of providing broadband service is not subject to New York sales tax. The taxpayer was charged a “contribution in aid of construction” for the extension of a cable system that will be owned by the cable company and used by it to provide broadband service to the taxpayer’s property. In addition, while this charge is something that must be paid upfront by the taxpayer, it is a charge that may be reimbursed “should others wish to connect service to [the] extension” in the future (i.e., within a five-year period). Under these circumstances, this “contribution in aid of construction” appears to be an up-front charge for an expense that the company will incur to provide broadband service to the taxpayer’s property. As such, and because the taxpayer’s contract with the cable company is for the provision of broadband service only, this charge is not for the purchase of tangible personal property, a taxable service (including a service to real property), or for a capital improvement to real property. Rather, it is part of the cable company’s receipts for the provision of Internet access service. Accordingly, the charge paid by the taxpayer for the extension of the cable company’s network to his property for the purpose of providing broadband service is not subject to sales tax.TSB-A-16(32)S, New York Commissioner of Taxation and Finance, December 2, 2016, released February 2017, ¶408-955Other References:Explanations at ¶60-720last_img read more

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