TI chief aims to tempt Vivendi with Brazil merger — report

first_img Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more Español Author Home TI chief aims to tempt Vivendi with Brazil merger — report Previous ArticleLenovo sees continued smartphone growth as shipments outstrip PCsNext ArticleOrange eyes tower sale in Spain – report Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 14 AUG 2014 Tim Ferguson center_img Related Marco Patuano, the CEO of Telecom Italia (TI), proposed a merger of his company’s Brazilian operator business with Vivendi’s fixed unit in the country, according to The Wall Street Journal.According to sources, Patuano outlined a plan to merge TIM Participacoes with GVT in a meeting with Vincent Bollore, chairman of the French media group.Patuano is believed to have offered Vivendi a stake in TI as part of the proposed deal. The Italian company would also help distribute Vivendi’s media content in Brazil and Italy, the source said.The proposal is understood to have been put together with the help of advisers MediaBanca, Banco Bradesco and Citigroup.The move comes after Telefonica, a rival and shareholder of Telecom Italia, made a €6.7 billion bid for GVT last week. Telefonica is also offering Vivendi an 8 per cent stake in TI, which the Spanish player currently owns.Vivendi will discuss the proposal at its next board meeting, along with the Telefonica bid. The company, which is moving away from the telecoms sector to focus on its media assets, has previously said it will evaluate offers related to GVT, which offers broadband, pay TV and fixed telecom services.Paul Marsh, analyst with Berenberg, told The Wall Street Journal that an acquisition of GVT by Telefonica would leave TIM “strategically challenged”. TI’s home market has proved troublesome in recent years, so further changes in Brazil, its other main market, could be damaging.Vincent Bollore, Vivendi’s largest single shareholder (Bollore Group owns 5.04 per cent) and chairman since June, is unlikely to reverse the company’s strategic shift away from telecoms and towards media. But he does want to maintain a foothold in the telecoms industry with minority stakes that would also enable Vivendi to deliver its content over partner networks.Telefonica’s bid is likely to have been partly motivated by a desire to ease its regulatory position in Brazil.Brazilian anti-trust watchdog Cade said last year that Telefonica must completely exit TIM Brasil (majority owned by TI) or get a new partner for Vivo, its mobile subsidiary, if it wants to maintain control of its own unit in Brazil.Brazil’s four-strong mobile market is led by Vivo, which had 76.4 million connections at the end of the second quarter, according to GSMA Intelligence figures. TIM had 72.8 million connections, ahead of America Movil’s Claro (65.0 million) and Oi (51.1 million). Luz verde a la fusión entre Telefónica y Liberty Global en el Reino Unido Telefónica refuerza la seguridad de las cadenas de bloques Telefonica bolsters blockchain security BrazilFinancialGVTTelecom ItaliaTelefonicaVivendilast_img read more

More resources needed to tackle burglary gang – Mc Monagle

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – December 11, 2017 Twitter More resources needed to tackle burglary gang – Mc Monagle Twitter Previous articleLUH patient satisfaction “slightly below” national average – HIQANext article10 angling organisations in Donegal to benefit from €336,000 News Highland Google+ There’s been another attempted break in at a service station, this time in Glenswilly.Thieves attempted to break into Mc Fadden’s in Glenswilly overnight, but it’s reported they were disturbed and escaped empty handed.Gardai have not issued any formal statements, but it’s understood the investigation is looking at links to previous burglaries at similar premises across the county.Gardai are also reported to be investigating an armed robbery at a bookmaker’s premises in Raphoe on Friday night.Donegal County Council Cathaoirleach and JPC member Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle says this is a worrying development……………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/gmacmon.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+center_img Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

State awards $270,000 to support clean energy and food scrap recycling

first_imgCasella Waste Systems Inc,Casella Resource Solutions and Grow Compost have both been awarded Clean Energy Development Fund grants ($139,000 and $131,549 respectively) from the Vermont Public Service Department (PSD) for two pilot projects to demonstrate the anaerobic digestion of food scraps. PSD collaborated with the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) and the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) to design the program and develop the agreements with the two companies.  PSD also worked with Green Mountain Power who contributed $70,000 of refunded nuclear insurance monies to allow the PSD to make it possible to support the two projects to advance statewide renewable energy and recycling goals.Both projects will use funds to collect and process leftover food scraps from businesses and institutions and deliver them to farm-based anaerobic digesters where they will be used to produce heat and power.  Casella will bring material to the digester at Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport and Grow Compost is delivering to Vermont Technical College’s digester in Randolph.“To meet our state’s energy needs we need to find sources of sustainable and environmentally sound power.  The Public Service Department is pleased to be able to support not only renewable energy generation, but also on-farm anaerobic digestion and food scrap recycling,” said Christopher Recchia, Commissioner of the Public Service Department.“Vermont agriculture has led the nation in many ways.  For instance, we have more on-farm manure digesters compared to our number of cows than any other state.  These two pilot projects will help create a new model to guide how food scraps can be used as a safe and valuable resource for farmers who operate digesters, keeping Vermont’s farmers at the forefront of renewable energy,” said Chuck Ross, Secretary of the Agency of Agriculture.“These are two great projects,” stated Deborah Markowitz, Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources. “Vermont’s Universal Recycling law sets the stage for Vermonters to take valuable materials – like food scraps – out of our waste stream. Anaerobic digestion will let us use these materials to produce heat and power. What a great way to demonstrate the multiple benefits from recycling our natural resources: projects like these not only produce renewable energy, but they save on our limited landfill space, they promote clean water and help us fight climate change through reduced greenhouse gas emissions.”For more information about Universal Recycling, visit www.recycle.vermont.gov(link is external) or contact your local solid waste management entity.Source: Vermont Public Service Department. January 21, 2015last_img read more

Second Circuit JNC seeks applications

first_img February 15, 2009 Regular News Second Circuit JNC seeks applications S econd Circuit JNC seeks applicationsThe Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications for a circuit judge created by the appointment of Judge Nikki Ann Clark to the First District Court of Appeal.Applicants must be registered voters, members of The Florida Bar for the past five years, and reside within the Second Judicial Circuit at the time of appointment.Applications may be obtained from The Florida Bar Web site at www.floridabar.org. An original and nine copies of the completed application must be received by Tammy de Soto Cicchetti, JNC Chair, 2477 Tim Gamble Place, Tallahassee 32308 no later than 4 p.m., February 17.last_img read more

AfDB president Adesina fights back against corruption accusations

first_imgAfrican Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina speaks during an interview with Reuters in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania August 17, 2019. Picture taken August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Emmanuel Herman FILE PHOTO: African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina speaks during a past event. (Photo credit PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)The president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Akinwumi Adesina pledged to continue working as he fought back against allegations of corruption and favouritism leveled against him.Anonymous whistleblowers had accused Adesina of embezzlement, preferential treatment of Nigerians in senior appointments and promoting people accused or found guilty of fraud and corruption.Adesina issued a press statement on Wednesday in which he strongly criticised what he termed “unprecedented attempts” to taint his reputation with accusations which have shaken the institution.“I maintain my innocence with regard to trumped up allegations that unjustly seek to impugn my honour and integrity, as well as the reputation of the African Development Bank,” Adesina said.“I am confident that fair, transparent and just processes that respect the rules, procedures and governance systems of the Bank, and rule of law, will ultimately prove that I have not violated the Code of Ethics of this extraordinary institution.”Adesina’s response comes after the US Treasury Department wrote a letter urging the AfDB to carry out an independent investigation into the alleged ethics breaches by Adesina.However, an internal inquiry by the Bank’s Ethics Committee cleared Adesina of all charges prompting whistle-blowers to demand an independent inquiry after their complaint did not appear to gain momentum.Mnuchin said that a complete dismissal of allegations against Adesina without adequate investigation would taint the AfDB’s reputation at a critical point in time. He added that further inquiry was necessary to ensure the AfDB’s President had “broad support, confidence, and a clear mandate” from shareholders.The 60-year-old has previously denied the allegations labeling them as an attempt to discredit him from seeking another term at the helm of Africa’s largest multilateral lender.Adesina, formerly Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, was elected as the 8th President of the AfDB in 2015. He is the sole candidate in this year’s race at an annual general meeting scheduled for August.The United States is the second largest shareholder of the AfDB with a 6.5 percent stake behind Nigeria, Adesina’s home country, which has a nine percent stake.Related AfDB President Adesina set to visit Ghana to strengthen cooperation President Kabila files anti-corruption case against officialscenter_img Nigeria President warns Cabinet against corruptionlast_img read more

Andres Iniesta’s reaction after making his Kobe debut in Japan

first_img La reacción de Iniesta tras su debut en Japón 22/07/2018 “It’s too soon to talk about the differences. It’s time to for me to adapt. We’re talking about talented players, physically strong and the challenge is to improve every time,” concluded Iniesta. Sport EN RELATED STORIES IN SPORT.ES Upd. on 15/10/2018 at 21:25 CESTcenter_img Andrés Iniesta makes his official debut for Vissel Kobe Former Barcelona captain Andrés Iniesta made his debut this Sunday for his new side Vissel Kobe. It wasn’t the J-League debut Iniesta deserved as his side lost 3-0, seeing them lose ground in the standings. Iniesta admitted he didn’t enjoy his first appearance in a Kobe Vissel shirt. “I’m grateful for the kind way the fans have responded to me,” added Iniesta. “My teammates have been very helpful too. For now we need to keep working hard so the victories start flowing. That’s the first step to a happy ending.” “I’m hurt. No one likes losing. On a personal level, I’m happy to have made my debut but I’m hurt because of the loss.” These were the first words from Iniesta in the post-match press conference. When he was a little more relaxed, he spoke about how grateful he was for the welcome he’d received from fans as well as his teammates. Laureus: Iniesta’s Barça goodbye was one of July’s best momentslast_img read more

MATCHTRACKER – All-Ireland Hurling Quarter Final, Galway V Clare, Semple Stadium 4pm

first_imgGalway will play with the wind at their backs in the first halfGAME ON!Galway shoot two wides in the first minute2 MINS: Free in for Clare. First score on the Game for the Banner. Tony Kelly points!3 MINS: oint for Galway …Johnny Coen Galway 0-1 Clare 0-14 MINS: Joseph Cooney adds another point. Galway 0-2 Clare 0-16 MINS: Joe Canning points a free. Galway 0-3 Clare 0-18 MINS: Very soft free in for Clare – Tony Kelly points. Galway 0-3 Clare 0-29 MINS: Clare level it – Galway 0-3 Clare 0-3 Colm Galvin10 MINS: Joe Canning edges Galway in front again from a free. Galway 0-4 Clare 0-314 MINS: GOALLLLLLLL!! Conor Cooney. Galway 1-4 Clare 0-315 MINS: Colm Galvin replies for Clare. Galway 1-4 Clare 0-416 MINS: Quick line ball to Joseph Cooney and he taps it over the bar. Galway 1-5 Clare 0-417 MINS: Joe Canning points a long distance free. Galway 1-6 Clare 0-420 MINS: Yellow card for Jason Flynn…….looks a little harsh!22 MINS: Yellow car for Gearoid McInerney……no argument about this one!…….Tony Kelly misses the free.26 MINS:  Daithi Burke hits an inspirational point from way out. Galway 1-7 Clare 0-428 MINS: Tony Kelly pops a free, Galway 1-7 Clare 0-530 MINS: 65 for Galway – Joe Canning converts. Galway 1-8 Clare 0-532 MINS: Great work by Conor Whelan…wins a free in, Joe Canning scores. Galway 1-9 Clare 0-535 + 1 MINS: Joe Canning with another 65 points for Galway. Galway 1-10 Clare 0-535 + 2 MINS: Tony Kelly points for Clare. Galway 1-10 Clare 0-6HALF TIME Galway 1-10 Clare 0-6. Decent 1st half from Galway lads.Crowd 31,690SECOND HALF ON….Clare with the wind advantage in the second period.GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL for Joe Canning just 20 seconds into the 2nd half. Galway 2-10 Clare 0-636 MINS: Tony Kelly points for Clare. Galway 2-10 Clare 0-738 MINS: Free in for Clare. Tony Kelly points for Clare. Galway 2-10 Clare 0-839 MINS: Colm Galvin completes the wipe-out of the Galway goal. Galway 2-10 Clare 0-940 MINS: Joe Canning fires over a free from way out. Galway 2-11 Clare 0-941 MINS: Great save from Colm Callanan….65 for Clare. They take it short and the ball goes wide46 MINS: Cyril Donnellan comes on for Conor Cooney47 MINS: Colm Galvin adds a point for Clare. Galway 2-11 Clare 0-1048 MINS: Conor McGrath replaces Paud Collins50 MINS: Padraic Mannion with a vital score for Galway. Galway 2-12 Clare 0-1051 MINS: Free in for Clare…….Tony Kelly taps it over. Galway 2-12 Clare 0-11Clare sub: Aaron Cunningham replaces Aaron ShannagherGalway sub: Davy Glennon on for Jason Flynn55 MINS: Conor McGrath points for Clare. Galway 2-12 Clare 0-1256 MINS: David McInerney reduces the margin to 5. Galway 2-12 Clare 0-1357 MINS:…..Cyril Donnellan thinks he has a point HAWK EYE will decideIt’s a point…..Galway 2-13 Clare 0-1358 MINS: Conor McGrath points. Galway 2-13 Clare 0-14Johnny Coen is replaced by Fergal Moore59 MINS: Point from free for Clare. Galway 2-13 Clare 0-1561 MINS: Cathal Mannion with a point for Galway. Galway 2-14 Clare 0-15Yellow Card for Oisin O’Brien for a pull on Cyril Donnellan65 MINS: Joe Canning point from far out. Galway 2-15 Clare 0-1566 MINS: Colm Galvin scores a good point for Clare. Galway 2-15 Clare 0-16Andy Smith on for Galway…Cathal Mannion off67 MINS: David Burke plants another point for Galway. Galway 2-16 Clare 0-1669 MINS: yellow for Daithi Burke…free in for Clare…Tony Kelly goes low…saved and Joe Canning clears5 Minute of additional time!70 + 1 Point for Clare. Galway 2-16 Clare 0-1770 + 2 Aidan Harte puts 6 between them again. Galway 2-17 Clare 0-17Shane Maloney on for Joseph CooneyIT’S ALL OVER – Great display by Galway. Deserved victory.FULL TIME: Galway 2-17 Clare 0-17Thanks for you company. Gerry Murphyprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email A place in the All-Ireland Semi-final is up for grabs this afternoon. Follow us for score by score details from 4 Welcome to our All-Ireland quarter final Matchtracker, Galway V Clare in Semple Stadium Thurles. Throw-in 4 pm.center_img Two changes in the Galway team before throw-in. Adrian Touhy replaces Davy Glennon at midfield and Jason Flynn starts at full forward instead of Niall Burkelast_img read more

Nelson rinks sweep West Kootenay Club Challenge Playdowns

first_imgNelson Curling Club is sending two teams to the Provincial Tournament later this year following the West Kootenay Men’s and Women’s Club Challenge Playdowns Saturday at the Heritage City facility.Marla Dreher and Garry Meadows of Nelson captured the zone titles in the best-of-three playdowns. Saturday, Dreher, third Michelle Kooznetsoff, second Shadow Bilne and lead Marlo Tedesco defeated Carolyn Alexander of Castlegar 10-5 and 11-3 to advance. Alexander’s rink included third Lanett Glennie, second Takaia Larsen and lead Jen Cliff Marks.Also, in Nelson, the Meadows rink of third Harry Davidson, second Don Harasym and lead Tim Beecham needed all three games to defeat Deane Horning of Castlegar.Meadows opened with a 7-5 win before Horning rallied to square the best-of-three playdown with a 7-2 win. In the tie-breaker, Meadows won 9-4 after rallying from a 4-2 deficit.The Dreher and Meadows rinks now represent the West Kootenay zone at the BC Club Challenge March 21-24 in Abbotsford.The Garry Meadows rink, from left, Meadows, third Harry Davidson, second Don Harasym and lead Tim Beecham. — Submitted photo.last_img read more

Youth of today have a responsibility in shaping our future

first_imgJohannesburg, Thursday 3 October 2013 – As the One Young World Summit, the world’s largest youth forum, enters its second day, Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola will participate in a panel discussion on Sustainable Development, later in the day.  Mr Matola is one of the counsellors to the Summit and also participated in the opening ceremony on Wednesday night.Reflecting on the significance of the One Young World Summit, Mr Matola said, “The young leaders we are seeing coming to the fore are the ones who will drive this country’s developmental agenda. They are the ones who will sustain our democracy and ensure that a mirror is always held up to the leadership of our nation.”“The vibrancy, vitality and positive spirit of young people will be critical as South Africa moves towards implementing the National Development Plan, or Vision 2030.  It is also very exciting that South Africa is preparing to celebrate 20 years of democracy in 2014.  This will coincide with the country’s 5th democratic elections.  Young people are urged to participate in safeguarding and strengthening our democracy by voting in these elections,” Mr Matola concluded.As part of its support to the young people of this country, Brand South Africa has sponsored five young people to attend the Summit, namely, Zanele Mabaso, Luvuyo Mandela, Raelene Rorke, Thembi Graham and Aslam Levy.The Brand South Africa delegates will join the approximately 1500 young people from over 180 countries in deliberating on the issues of education, global business, human rights, leadership and government, sustainable development and youth unemployment.  These discussions have particular relevance for the world at large since the Millennium Development Goals, adopted by the world’s leaders in 2000 must be achieved by 2015.  These goals have at their heart the issues of education, health and sustainability.The youth who will become the leaders of tomorrow will have a great responsibility in ensuring that the peoples of this world live in a world that is better than today.  The deliberations that will shape this future are therefore very significant.Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, delivering the opening address at the Summit at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg yesterday evening reiterated this message saying, “There are no limits to what you can achieve. You are the smartest generation that we’ve ever had.  Through this summit, we have the opportunity to showcase Africa’s greatest resource – you the young people. Together with your One Young World colleagues from around the world, you embody the talent and energy that has driven change, evolution and creativity around the world.“You are after all the first generation that can genuinely call yourselves citizens of the world. You inhabit a planet where – far more than any previous time – our futures and fortunes are closely connected. You know more about your counterparts in other parts of the world, than ever before. The technology you use to communicate and share information allows you to bridge frontiers. National borders no longer contain you. You have wider horizons,” Mr Annan told the young leaders.Brand South Africa to host a One Young World Breakout SessionAs part of Brand South Africa’s support of the One Young World Summit and the development of youth as leaders of the future, Brand South Africa will on Friday, 4 October 2013, host a breakout session of the One Young World Summit.The session will be held under the banner of Youth’s Role in Long-Term Planning and will focus on South Africa’s National Development Plan. It will include an information-sharing platform, on best practice models from the delegates’ countries.Media are invited to attend this session as follows:Date        Friday, 4 October 2013Time       14h00 to 18h00 (the formal session will be followed by a dinner networking session)Venue    The Open, Maboneng Precinct, 4th floor, Mainchange20 Kruger Street,City and SuburbanJohannesburgGPS co-ordinates: 26°12’16.2″ S; 28°3’33.3″ ERSVP       Nadia Samie-Jacobs on 072 777 9399 or email [email protected] Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness abroad. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.Further resources from Brand South AfricaMedia are invited to visit http://www.southafrica.info/ for further resources which can be reproduced without any copyright infringement.  Kindly attribute to Brand South Africa.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Nadia Samie-JacobsPublic Relations DomesticTel: +27 11 712 5007 Mobile: +27 (0)72 777 9399Email: [email protected] www.brandsouthafrica.comEndslast_img read more

Salesforce Summer ’19 release preps for Lightning migration: What you need to know

first_imgSalesforce Summer ’19 release preps for Lightning migration: What you need to knowYou are here: HomeDigital MarketingSalesforce Summer ’19 release preps for Lightning migration: What you need to know Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Posted on 25th April 2019Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share The latest Salesforce release underscores the company’s efforts to sunset the Classic experience in favor of the Lightning Platform in winter 2020. The Summer ’19 release is designed to provide users with a range of new tools and features to help manage the migration.It is currently only available in preview, but organizations can expect Sandbox upgrades to begin rolling out on May 3 and 4.What to expectWith the new release, all organizations will have access to the Lightning Experience (although it won’t be mandatory until 2020), according to the notes. Below are key tools and features users can expect to see while navigating the shift from Classic to Lightning:Lightning Experience Transition Assistant will replace the Migration Assistant to provide users with a central hub of suggested tools and resources to ease adoption.New in-app guidance menu grants access to easier on-boarding and training, giving admins the ability to create custom content and action buttons for specific users within the organization.Records will remain consistent between Lightning and Classic Experiences, meaning users will be directed to the same page in Lightning, if it exists.Improved Safari compatibility will allow users to run the full desktop version of Lightning from their iPad via the Safari browser.Lightning Scheduler can be embedded on an organization’s website, providing customers with an easy way to create or modify appointments. The Scheduler feature will also integrate with the Actions Plans Unit and Salesforce Surveys.More branding options for Lightning will be available, including custom hyperlink colors and label improvement in the Themes and Branding setup panel.A new utility view will include right-aligned utility items and a new API to inform users when an item is expanded.Two different record display options will be available, including Grouped view and the new Full view – which is similar to the Salesforce Classic view.Salesforce has been transparent in communicating the migration to the Lightning Platform, which will be auto-activated for all users by winter 2020. For organizations still operating in the Classic Experience, it’s necessary to know that all future innovations will only support Lightning as the company phases out Classic. Salesforce admins should get familiar with Lightning features to understand how it could impact internal processes and platforms to avoid headaches and curveballs later on.Other key updates Improved functionality for add-ons like Dialer, Chat, Messaging and increased storage, including native embed optionsEinstein, Salesforce’s AI product, will include enhancements such as faster set-up for bots, a data checker feature in Prediction Builder, and quarterly forecasts in the Sales CloudMobile app improvements add new custom notification options for recordsNew options for developers, including enhancements to Visualforce, Apex, and Salesforce APIs with custom programming languagesA new setup page and Einstein Engagement Frequency features will be available in the Salesforce Marketing Cloud to support customer journeys with personalized contentThis story first appeared on MarTech Today. For more on marketing technology, click here.https://martechtoday.com/salesforce-summer-19-release-preps-for-lightning-migration-what-you-need-to-know-233082The post Salesforce Summer ’19 release preps for Lightning migration: What you need to know appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Salesforce Summer ’19 release preps for Lightning migration: What you need to knowlast_img read more