GSMA, WCO team up against mobile device fraud

first_imgHome GSMA, WCO team up against mobile device fraud La GSMA reclama el uso de la banda de 6 GHz para la 5G Saleha Riaz GSMA seeks 6GHz boost for 5G GSMAWCO Tags The GSMA and the World Customs Organisation (WCO) are collaborating in the fight against the counterfeiting and fraudulent trading of mobile devices.By integrating the GSMA’s mobile device database with the WCO’s IPM mobile platform (a security gateway through which the authenticity of products can be verified online), it is claimed that customs officers will be able to better assess device shipments.The IPM platform also allows manufacturers or rights holders to share product information, which is made available in real time to customs organisations and can be added to their consignment checking procedures.Customs officers and rights holders will also have the ability to contact each other via the platform.The move is intended to improve cross-border trade procedures, assist with the rapid detection of counterfeit goods and secure the international trade supply chain.“The trading of counterfeited mobile devices is a global issue that has a number of severe consequences to its victims, such as safety concerns related to the release of substandard devices, as well as an impact on the reputation and revenue of rights holders,” said John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA Ltd.Tanzania is one of the latest countries to crack down on counterfeit phones. The government blocked somewhere between 1.8 to 2 million devices that did not have authentic international mobile equipment identity. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 28 SEP 2016 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 GSMA lays out plan for MWC21 Related Previous ArticleMTN rejects $14B repatriation claim in NigeriaNext ArticleInsert touts landing pages to boost conversion Authorlast_img read more

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Andrew Nicholson Keeps the Badminton Dream Alive

first_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Andrew Nicholson (NZL) joked that he was “still living the dream” after judging his Cross-Country round on Nereo to perfection at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, fourth leg of the FEI Classics™ 2014/2015.The brilliant New Zealand rider finished one second inside the optimum time of 11 minutes 27 seconds to remain on his leading Dressage score of 37.8. But the six-time Olympian has no room for error to realise a great ambition nurtured since he first competed here in 1984. He has no margin for error in tomorrow’s Jumping phase over four riders who, like Nicholson, all know what it takes to win a CCI4*.William Fox-Pitt (GBR), who beat Nicholson into second place at Badminton in 2004, is in the runner-up spot after a thrilling round on the stallion Chilli Morning. Oliver Townend, the last British rider to win Badminton, in 2009, is third on Nicholson’s former ride, Armada, a full-brother to Nereo.Ingrid Klimke (GER), is fourth on her 2014 Pau winner Horseware Hale Bob and the 2013 Badminton winner Jock Paget (NZL) is fifth on Clifton Lush. None of them can afford the tiniest mistake in what promises to be a thrilling Jumping finale. “The crowd will love it,” said Fox-Pitt.The 2010 winner Paul Tapner (AUS), who proved a masterful pathfinder on Kilronan, 22nd, is in close contention with his second ride, Indian Mill, sixth.There are five New Zealand horses in the top 10. Nicholson is also seventh on the Thoroughbred Calico Joe and Paget is ninth on Clifton Promise after picking up 6.4 time penalties. Sir Mark Todd is ninth on Leonidas ll with 1.2 time penalties and earned an enormous cheer from the crowd when he finished on the last horse of the day, Oloa, 43rd.“The course rode really well and the going was perfect,” said the four-time winner who, at 59, was the oldest in the field of 78 Cross Country starters. “Even now, I can say that you still get just as nervous and it’s still just as much a thrill. I enjoyed every minute of it.”Nicholson has won eight CCI4*s, including Burghley five times, but the Mitsubishi Motors trophy has eluded him so far. In 2014, he was last to go on the Spanish-bred Nereo and appeared to have the competition at his mercy, but was unseated midway round at a rail out of the Gatehouse Pond.“I’ve had a year to contemplate that,” Nicholson said ruefully. “Until I managed to fall off, Nereo was making it feel easy. So this year I made a conscious effort to have him jumping every fence right. It perhaps didn’t feel as smooth, but I’m sure he realised that I was using a bit more pressure from the leg and a stronger rein contact and I think he sensed that each fence mattered.”With only one ride, Fox-Pitt endured an anxious wait for his turn towards the end of the day, and revealed that he’d been “playing in the Wendy house and on the bouncy castle” with his young sons. “With the course riding so well, I knew that just a few seconds wasted would mean it was all over.”The performance of Fox-Pitt’s mount, Chilli Morning, was the best by a stallion in the history of Badminton. “When he argues, it gives me confidence that he’s up for it,” said Fox-Pitt, a reference to the time the chestnut stopped at a ditch at Kentucky in 2013. “It’s not poetry in motion, but he’s very genuine, a super horse.”Bettina Hoy (GER) produced one of her best ever Badminton performances to lie eighth on Designer 10 with just 1.6 time penalties. “He’s never jumped anything that big before and I don’t think I’ve been that fast for a while,” said a delighted Hoy, “I was getting lots of texts and positive messages from riders at Marbach [the German national championships] telling me to kick on.”Course Designer Giuseppe della Chiesa (ITA) had reduced the intensity of his track, but it still exerted an appropriate influence and, despite the perfect weather and footing conditions, riders had to be completely focused to achieve the optimum time. There were 52 clear rounds, 13 of which were inside the time.“It was really wonderful to ride,” said an effervescent Ingrid Klimke, who could be the first German to win at the world-famous Gloucestershire venue. “Congratulations to the designer. It had big fences and technical questions which were appropriate for four-star level and it motivated the horses.”The huge crowds waiting to see thrills and spills at the Lake were not disappointed. Three veteran riders, Kristina Cook (GBR), 11th after Dressage on De Novo News, fellow Briton Gary Parsonage (Sligo Luckyvalier), who last rode at Badminton in the days of long format, and triple Olympic gold medallist Andrew Hoy (AUS) on Rutherglen all got a soaking when their horses pitched over the curved willow “wave” fence into the water.“I’m so annoyed with myself,” said Cook when she’d dried off. “He was going so well and for some reason I decided I wanted another stride and got the horse too close to the fence.”The 2014 winner Sam Griffiths (AUS), who is lying 16th on Paulank Brockagh, retired his second ride Happy Times after nearly falling and missing his line in the Lake.The step out of the Lake also proved influential and ended the challenge of young German rider Niklas Bschorer who had been eighth after Dressage. He performed heroics to stay on when Tom Tom Go 3 stumbled up the step, but had to retire when his air jacket inflated.Andrew Hoy (AUS), who first rode at Badminton in 1979, had a particularly damp day. He was having trouble anchoring first ride Lanfranco TSF, the horse previously ridden by Bettina Hoy, when the onward-bound gelding ran past the narrow brush in the Gatehouse Pond (fence 20) and dislodged him.Experienced New Zealander Caroline Powell, 23rd after Dressage, also got wet here when Onwards and Upwards tripped on landing.Christopher Burton (AUS), now 40th, finished 15 seconds inside the optimum time on TS Jamaimo but incurred 20 penalties when taking the alternative route at Huntsman’s Close, which cost him 11th place.When asked how he was going to keep calm overnight, the leader Andrew Nicholson replied that he was going to return to his home near Marlborough, Wiltshire. “My youngest two children, Lily and Zach, will being me back to reality, and we’ve also got a few problems with our chickens,” he said.Find the start list, full rider biographies and live results on www.badminton-horse.co.uk, and watch the full Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials live on FEI TV: www.feitv.orgResults after Cross Country1 Andrew Nicholson/Nereo (NZL) 37.8 + 0 = 37.82 William Fox-Pitt/Chilli Morning (GBR) 39.0 + 0 = 39.03 Oliver Townend/Armada (GBR) 39.6 + 0 = 39.64 Ingrid Klimke/Horseware Hale Bob (GER) 40.2 + 0 = 40.25 Jock Paget/Clifton Lush (NZL) 40.8 + 0 = 40.86 Paul Tapner/Indian Mill (AUS) 41.9 + 0 = 41.97 Andrew Nicholson/Calico Joe (NZL) 43.5 + 0 = 43.58 Bettina Hoy/Designer 10 (GER) 42.8 + 1.6 = 44.49 Mark Todd/Leonidas ll (NZL) 45.8 + 1.2 = 47.010 Jock Paget/Clifton Promise (NZL) 41.2 + 6.4 = 47.6 Tags: Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, FEI Classics™, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. 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Lošinj concluded a record tourist year

first_imgWith more than two million overnight stays in 2016, the return of the famous bronze statue of Apoxyomenos and the opening of the unique Apoxyomenos Museum, Lošinj – a destination of health and vitality, achieving another successful tourist year and ranked among the leading Croatian destinations with the most overnight stays.Thanks to the natural resources, diverse offer, numerous investments, but also the responsibility and creativity of the residents who help raise the quality of the offer and the common vision of the archipelago through daily cooperation, in 2016 Lošinj achieved a total 287.582 arrivals (36.964 domestic, 250.618 foreign) and 2.203.155 nights (289.273 domestic, 1.913.882 foreign) and thus surpassed the previous 2015 s 4% more arrivals i 2% more nights. This winter, Lošinj shone in a new Christmas and New Year environment, while offering a rich program of events full of surprises for islanders and visitors. With many animation, entertainment and sports events, cultural sights, restaurants and unique museum institutions have opened their doors to many visitors. Only in the period from December 23 to January 2 on Lošinj was it realized 2.722 arrivals i 8.849 nights.Traditionally, winter on the island has mostly attracted Austrians (52,7%), Slovenes (14,1%) and Croats (12,1%), Germans (10,9%) and Italians (7,2%), and other guests were in a slightly lower percentage (3%). This winter, guests stayed in hotels (2.253 arrivals, 6.487 overnight stays), but also in private accommodation (169 arrivals, 675 overnight stays) and camps (285 arrivals, 1.361 overnight stays) and other accommodation facilities (15 arrivals, 326 overnight stays). “Extremely satisfied with last year’s results, we are entering 2017 optimistically, with a focus on priority products: cultural and health tourism. Also, activities on the implementation of destination brand management continue, such as continuous coordination, development of new products, education and thematic presentations for renters, but also other activities on the ETIS project, and Total quality management, which in addition to quality management in all segments, contributes to quality the lives of our inhabitants. ” said the president of the Tourist Board of the City of Mali Lošinj, Ana Kučić.Photo: Lošinj, Siniša GulićAlso, based on a 120-year tradition of health tourism, quality destination management and many years of dedicated work and effort, the Island of Vitality is a proud holder of numerous projects and events, but also a winner of world and European awards. Thus, in October, the City of Mali Lošinj was awarded the annual Croatian tourist award for the most successful health tourism destination in the destination category of the year, and the Apoxyomenos on the Island of Vitality project was awarded the Innovation of the Year award. As part of the conference ‘World Green Destinations Day’, Mali Lošinj received the prestigious ‘Top 100 Sustainable Destinations of the World’ certificate in 2016. He is an example of the best practice for quality management in Croatia, and he won the award of the European System of Sustainable Development Indicators (ETIS), ie the award for the breadth and depth of knowledge gained on sustainable tourism practices on the island, in April 2016. “In addition to all the above, new products are being introduced, such as the project for the restoration of the Lošinj camp – Mala barka 2, which was accepted as part of the Mala barka 2 program, ie Interreg Croatia-Slovenia from EU funds for the restoration of historical maritime heritage and cultural labeling project” Kucic concluded.Lošinj is the winner of numerous other international tourism awards based on highly creative quality of work, projects, development programs, tourist presentations and numerous programs that overall contribute to the prosperity, vision and quality of visitors and residents.last_img read more

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Free Get Fit Fest in Farmington Hills promotes sports involvement

first_imgThe Practice Zone, which opened this year at 24164 Haggerty Rd. in Farmington Hills, will host a free 2018 Get Fit Fest from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 19.The event promotes the importance of sports involvement, sports safety and team participation. Activities featured will include:KnockerballDance demosFull court pressBall TossFitness demosHeart monitoringYouth Basketball challengeAdult lightning ballJump ropeThere will also be food, face painting, inflatables, and prizes. Learn more at tpzmichigan.com or on Facebook. Reported by admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Treadwell will be ‘full go’ by fall, Freeze gives other injury updates

first_imgLaquon TreadwellLaquon TreadwellOXFORD – Hugh Freeze spent most of his time on the Southeastern Conference spring football teleconference running down a long and winding list of injuries. At one point, Ole Miss’ coach stopped midsentence to ask, “Who am I forgetting?”The build of injuries, especially along the offensive line and at wide receiver, certainly hampered some of the Rebels’ progress during spring practice. But Freeze seemed optimistic most will be back in time for fall camp – most notably wideout Laquon Treadwell. Treadwell, who dislocated his ankle and fractured his fibula when lunging into the endzone against Auburn, called himself “85 percent” healthy this spring. He was held out of all contact drills, but got some work running routes on air. Freeze said he expects Treadwell, a projected first round draft pick in next year’s NFL Draft, to be “full go” by fall camp. “We’ll put him in some contact. You have to. It won’t be every day. It will certainly be guarded,” Freeze said. “But he’s got to be back to feeling comfortable and playing in this league, with how physical it is. We held him out in spring. That should give him enough extra time. We think he’ll be full go when camp starts.” Freeze also provided an update on Laremy Tunsil, whose path to recovery is almost one month behind Treadwell’s. The All-American left tackle suffered the exact same injuries in Ole Miss’ Peach Bowl loss to TCU. Freeze said the training staff sent him video on Monday of Tunsil running for the first time. Tunsil entered spring camp still on crutches, then was placed in a walking boot for the final two weeks. “He looked good. We’re very optimistic,” Freeze said. “Doctors feel like everything is healing nicely.” So are most of the other injured offensive linemen, Freeze said. At one point during spring, the Rebels practiced with just eight healthy offensive linemen. They finally got to 10 healthy options just in time for the Grove Bowl. Freeze said Daronte Bouldin has been cleared after having shoulder surgery in the offseason. The rest of the once-walking-wounded offensive front won’t be far behind him. Sean Rawlings will be cleared in a week. Robert Conyers had a second knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus this spring and is expect back within the month. Aaron Morris still has a month left before he’ll be released to start running on his injured knee. However, Freeze said sophomore Davion Johnson’s football-playing days are probably over after battling through concussions during his career. “We certainly wish we had a healthy spring with the offensive line. We got to get those guys healthy,” Freeze said. “They’ll play a big part to our success this year, along with our quarterback play. We’re very confident in the fact that the ones we had out there for our 15 days (pf spring practice) got better.”last_img read more

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