From Sherlock to David Attenborough: BBC earmarks March as launch date for new download-to-own service BBC Store

first_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekYahoo! SearchSearch For Car Donation For CharitiesYahoo! SearchEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirror Friday 7 November 2014 10:04 am Catherine Neilan You will be able to download and keep individual thousands of programmes from the BBC’s archive for the first time next spring.  The iTunes-style download-to-own service, dubbed BBC Store, will go live in March 2015, following a trial early next year.  Although you can already download-to-own a number of programmes, this is expected to offer a much wider range of programming, unlocking some shows that have been languishing in the BBC archives since they were first aired.  According to industry bible Broadcast, pricing should be in line with market rates. iTunes users currently pay £3.99 for an HD episode of Sherlock on iTunes (or £10.99 for the entire third series) and £2.49 for an instalment of Life Story with David Attenborough.  Production companies will receive 30 per cent of the revenue generated by Store, with BBC Worldwide taking 70 per cent cut. Initially it will be launched on a standalone website, but will eventually be integrated with iPlayer, allowing viewers to seamlessly “search, buy and watch” via the BBC’s flagship VoD player, Broadcast reports. BBC Worldwide UK, Australia and New Zealand managing director Marcus Arthur told the publication: “Our aim is for Store to do for ownership what iPlayer has done for catch-up, “We think this will have substantial impact for consumers and give indies more revenue and an incremental route to market.” BBC Store has been several years in the planning, and was originally codenamed “Project Barcelona”.  From Sherlock to David Attenborough: BBC earmarks March as launch date for new download-to-own service BBC Store Tags: BBC Share whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more

Lee Kuan Yew’s Singaporean “economic miracle” in charts

first_img Joe Hall Show Comments ▼ In the wake of Lee Kuan Yew’s death at the age of 91, the former Singapore prime minister’s startling economic achievements are being remembered and celebrated.Singapore’s economic miracle, which saw the tiny South-East Asian island blossom into one of the world’s leading financial centres, was largely driven by Yew’s unrelenting (often to a fault) vision for a business-friendly city. From an average per capita GDP of just $427.9 in 1960, Singapore is now one of the richest countries on earth, with a per capita average of over $55,000 in 2013. Singapore has overtaken Asia-pacific powerhouses such as Hong Kong and Japan – as well as established European economies such as the UK.Singapore is now the world’s most expensive city, according to the Economist’s bi-annual Worldwide Cost of Living report and regularly tops the rankings for quality of life indexes – the Economist also ranked Singapore sixth in its 2013 “Where-to-be-born Index” ranking the quality of life in country’s around the world. Mercer’s 2015 Quality of Living survey ranked Singapore as the 26th best city in the world for quality of life – the highest of any Asian city – based on 39 factors including culture and environment, political stability, safety, infrastructure and the ease of doing business. Political stability was certainly a key feature of Lee’s stewardship of Singapore; the inefficiency and corruption that hampered other countries in the region were weeded out of politics yet his quelling of public dissent and harassment of political opposition to his People’s Action Party (PAP) earned him criticism abroad. Corruption in politics was partly tackled by large salaries handed to its ministers – one of the highest-paid cabinets in the world. For example, current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong earns more than Barack Obama, David Cameron and Vladimir Putin combined. Lee’s influence and achievements still reverberate around the world through leaders taking influence from his model. His brand of one-party capitalism – open to investment but wary of Western liberalism – has been adopted by Beijing where Yew’s death has been granted prominent coverage. In a letter of condolence Chinese president Xi Jinping wrote that “Mr. Lee Kuan Yew and the older generation of Chinese leaders jointly set the course for the development of China-Singapore ties.”  whatsapp Lee Kuan Yew’s Singaporean “economic miracle” in charts Tags: NULL whatsapp Monday 23 March 2015 6:14 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyDiscovery29+ Fascinating U.S. Navy WarshipsDiscoveryMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinitionMoneyWise.com15 States Where Americans Don’t Want To Live AnymoreMoneyWise.com Sharelast_img read more

Prescription drugs may be more affordable than you think — unless you pay cash

first_imgPharmalot Prescription drugs may be more affordable than you think — unless you pay cash By Ed Silverman Aug. 4, 2020 Reprints Adobe What’s included? Tags drug pricingSTAT+ Ed Silverman Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. GET STARTED Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTEDcenter_img Amid growing complaints that many Americans cannot afford their prescription medicines, most people in the U.S. who have insurance are paying lower out-of-pocket costs, but cash-paying customers are shelling out significantly more than five years ago, according to a new analysis.Overall, the average amount paid out-of-pocket for a prescription by all patients — those with and without insurance — held steady at $10.67 in 2019, which was unchanged from the year before and up just 33 cents since 2015. But commercially insured prescription costs declined from $10.83 to $8.90 between 2015 and 2019, according to the analysis by the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. About the Author Reprints Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Log In | Learn More What is it? @Pharmalot [email protected] last_img read more

Dail suspended and Cabinet to self isolate as Health Minister awaits tests

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home News Dail suspended and Cabinet to self isolate as Health Minister awaits tests News Pinterest Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Facebook Level three would be broadly similar to the restrictions imposed on Kildare, Laois and Offaly in August.But new measures for Dublin were announced sees restrictions remain in place regarding numbers of people gathering in houses and that pubs that do not serve food have to remain closed.Up to 200 spectators are to be allowed to attend sports matches in ‘large stadiums’ from this week under the plan.Pubs that do not serve food will be allowed to reopen from September 21.While 50 people will be allowed to gather indoors and 100 people outdoors in a controlled environment.This morning Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said the new measures in the Government’s Covid-19 plan will come into effect from midnight.SEE ALSO – EXPLAINED: The full details of the Government’s Level 1 to 5 plan for Covid-19 Pinterest The Dail has been suspended the cabinet will self isolate as Minister Stephen Donnelly awaits a test for Covid-19.Mr Donnelly requested a test this afternoon after feeling unwell.He will continue to self isolate until he receives the results of his test.The Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, made the announcement moments ago and said the parliament will remain closed until next Tuesday.He told the Dáil that the entire Government is now unavailable and that, unless the Taoiseach tells him otherwise, the Dáil will not be able to sit again this week.This comes on the same day that the government announced details of their medium term plan to deal with the continuing Covid-19 pandemic.‘Protecting health, strengthening employment and supporting communities’ are three of the core elements behind the plan which has been announced by Taoiseach Micheal Martin this morning.The plan contains five levels of response to Covid-19. Right now, every county is at level 2 restrictions. Low risk is Level 1 and full lockdown is Level 5. WhatsApp Dail suspended and Cabinet to self isolate as Health Minister awaits tests Twitter Electric Picnic Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role News Previous articleLaois Direct Provision resident raises €1,000 in aid of local Saint Vincent de PaulNext articleCoronavirus: 357 new cases as unfairness of Laois, Kildare and Offaly lockdown highlighted Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Electric Picnic Facebook WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival By Alan Hartnett – 15th September 2020 Twitterlast_img read more

$2 million stimulus to build new surf life saving club

first_img$2 million stimulus to build new surf life saving club Forster Surf Life Saving Club will soon have a new community club overlooking the town’s picturesque Main Beach with assistance from the NSW Government.Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead and Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey have announced a $2 million grant for the new surf lifesaving club under the COVID-19 stimulus program.The funding brings the NSW Government’s total investment in the project to $3 million following the provision of $1 million in 2017 under the ClubGRANTS program.“This investment is fantastic news for the Mid North Coast and will support both improvements to vital regional infrastructure and jobs in our region,” Mr Bromhead said.“Surf lifesaving clubs provide a critical service, supporting the safe enjoyment of our coastline for locals and tourists alike.“The current surf lifesaving club at Forster has reached the end of its life and is in need of redevelopment.“New improved facilities will help the club’s volunteer’s better serve the community and attract new members while providing a valuable new asset.“Supporting our local clubs will ensure our region remains a great and safe destination for beach holidays for years to come,” Mr Bromhead said.Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the latest funding was part of a $39.1 million allocation from the COVID-19 stimulus program to support a range of infrastructure improvement projects in regional communities.“The COVID-19 stimulus program is supporting communities that have been under pressure from the pandemic by funding projects that are improving infrastructure while supporting jobs and economic activity during a critical period.“This latest $39.1 million in spring stimulus spending is being rolled out to provide a much-needed boost for communities that have been navigating extremely challenging conditions throughout 2020,” Minister Pavey said.“Projects will create work for regional companies and tradies, and will help bring in customers and tourism for small businesses which have struggled.” Myall Lakes MP Stephen Bromhead; Surf Life Saving NSW President George Shales; Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey; Surf Life Saving president, Steven Pearce /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:beach, community, covid-19, Forster, Government, housing, industry, infrastructure, Investment, Minister, Myall, NSW, NSW Department of Industry, President, project, property, spending, Waterlast_img read more

NPWS hazard reduction burn in Royal National Park

first_imgNPWS hazard reduction burn in Royal National Park The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), in conjunction the Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW), is conducting a hazard reduction burn in Royal National Park on Thursday 22 April. The 760 hectares hazard reduction burn at Wattamolla, aims to reduce bushfire fuel levels to the south of the townships of Bundeena and Maianbar.Motorists are reminded to drive to conditions and that during the burn operation Wattamolla Road will be closed and traffic flow will be reduced on Sir Bertram Stevens Drive and Bundeena Drive.Parts of The Coast Track in the vicinity of the burn will also be closed while the hazard reduction burn is occurring.NPWS staff have spent several hundred hours preparing the burn including searching and locating aboriginal heritage sites, clearing vegetation from nearly 2 kilometres of raised grid mesh walkway as part of the Coast Track.Smoke from the hazard reduction may be visible across the area although most is expected to be driven out to sea by the predicted winds.The NPWS hazard reduction program is focussed on essential burns to protect park neighbours, assets or significant habitat and to ensure the ongoing recovery of the wildlife impacted by the summer bushfires.All burns across NSW will continue to be coordinated with the RFS and FRNSW to ensure the impact on the community, including from smoke, are assessed at a regional level.Details on specific burns will be made available in advance on the Rural Fire Service website, ‘Fires Near Me’ app, and on NPWS Alerts website.For health information relating to smoke from bush fires and hazard reduction burning, visit NSW Health or the Asthma Foundation.For up to date information on these, and other, planned hazard reduction activities, visit the Rural Fire Service. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Asthma, AusPol, bushfires, community, environment, Fire and Rescue NSW, Government, habitat, health, Impact, National Park, New South Wales, NSW, NSW Health, operation, rescue, Smoke, visit, website, wildlifelast_img read more

Queensland Government’s strong new Youth Justice reforms passed by Queensland Parliament

first_imgQueensland Government’s strong new Youth Justice reforms passed by Queensland Parliament Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services The Honourable Mark RyanThe Queensland Parliament has passed a suite of strong new Youth Justice reforms that will target hardcore recidivist offenders.To support the tough new measures, the Palaszczuk Government is also delivering a new $98.4 million funding package to support the crackdown on youth crime.The Youth Justice reforms target the small cohort of recidivist offenders who cause a disproportionate amount of harm in the community.The new funding package includes $38.3 million to support new measures that will target those hardcore youth criminals and crack down on juvenile crime.On top of that, more than $60 million will be invested over four years to support programs and services that are showing positive results in steering young people away from offending behaviour.The new funding will deliver more resources to the frontline, with a trial of GPS monitoring devices and the expansion of Co-Responder Teams.The funding will also provide the enhanced supports to high-risk repeat offenders and their familiesMinister for Youth Justice Leanne Linard said the new funding followed more than half a billion dollars of investment in early intervention programs and new detention centre beds.“This new funding package backs up new tougher measures and laws to monitor and supervise young offenders and provides more resources for frontline workers and courts to deal with repeat offenders,” she said.“Importantly this funding will ensure a greater level of supervision and support on weekends and out-of-hours and includes the roll out of two additional 24/7 Co-Responder Teams, bringing the total number of Co-Responder Teams to eight.“Community safety has always been a priority for the government, that is why we have continued to provide record funding for youth justice reform.”Police Minister Mark Ryan said the package of Youth Justice reforms was about targeting the hardcore repeat offenders – those 10 per cent of youth offenders who are frequently putting the community at risk.“That is why we have made these changes, including to bail laws.“Ten per cent of all youth offenders account for 48 per cent of all youth crime.“It is this group we are targeting with all the legislative and front-line strategies at our disposal.”The new $38.3 million funding package expands on existing programs and services which includes –a trial of GPS monitoring in Townsville, North Brisbane, Moreton, Logan and the Gold Coast.expansion of the joint Police and Youth Justice Co-responder strike teams to North Brisbane and the Gold Coast (in addition to existing Co-Responder teams based in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Moreton and Logan).enhanced intensive supervision of young people on bail through the Conditional Bail Program, including weekend and after-hours supervision.intensive support for families of children on bail provided by NGOs in communities.additional court and legal advocacy services.Former Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson will report on the efficacy of the measures in six months and Assistant Police Commissioner Cheryl Scanlon is leading a Youth Crime Taskforce to implement the new measures.The funding will complement the tough new laws aimed directly at repeat offenders. These new laws include –a trial of GPS monitoring devices for high risk repeat offenders;a presumption against bail for serious repeat offenders who commit a crime while on bail; andthe ability for a court to seek assurances from parents or guardians before an offender is releasedThe government has also strengthened existing bail laws to provide further guidance to the courts.The Youth Justice Act has been amended to include a reference to the community being protected from recidivist youth offenders in the Charter of Youth Justice Principles.The government has also enshrined in legislation the principle that offending whilst on bail is an aggravating circumstance when the court is imposing a sentence.The reform package also includes new measures that give police an enhanced capacity to target offenders.In addition to these Youth Justice reforms, to prevent and disrupt crime, the government has also:given police enhanced powers to trial the use metal detecting wands to target knife crime on the Gold Coaststrengthened anti-hooning laws to hold the registered owner of a vehicle responsible except where the vehicle is stolen or the owner can identify another driver; andestablished a parliamentary inquiry to examine the implementation of remote engine immobilisersPolice Minister Mark Ryan said the government had listened to the community and was acting decisively. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Brisbane, Cairns, Commissioner, early intervention, frontline workers, Gold Coast, Government, GPS, legislation, Logan, Mackay, Palaszczuk, QLD, Queensland, Rockhampton, Ryan, Townsville, Youthlast_img read more

250 Unattached Youth Benefit From Information Technology Training

first_img250 Unattached Youth Benefit From Information Technology Training TechnologyJuly 21, 2015Written by: Chad Bryan 250 Unattached Youth Benefit From Information Technology TrainingJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedSpanish Town Hospital Gets Energy-Efficient Air Conditioning System RelatedEnergy Sector Poised For Major Transformation RelatedComputer Lab At Refuge Temple Learning Academy Officially Opened Photo: JIS PhotographerSutherland Community Technology Centre (CTC) Manager, Paula Hurlock (left), presents Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson with a certificate of appreciation. Occasion was the CTC graduation ceremony held on July 20 at the Mona Baptist Church, University Meadows, Kingston 6. Over 250 unattached young people have been equipped with information technology skills through the programme.center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsOver 250 unattached young people have been equipped with information technology skills through the Sutherland Community Technology Centre (CTC) programme.The young people, from inner city communities spread across Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine and Clarendon, benefitted from a free three-day online course in computer, Microsoft and Internet literacy held at the Mona Baptist Church, St. Andrew.They were presented with Microsoft Digital Literacy Programme certificates at a graduation ceremony held on the church grounds on July 20. Over 250 unattached young people have been equipped with information technology skills through the Sutherland Community Technology Centre (CTC) programme.The young people, from inner city communities spread across Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine and Clarendon, benefitted from a free three-day online course in computer, Microsoft and Internet literacy held at the Mona Baptist Church, St. Andrew.They were presented with Microsoft Digital Literacy Programme certificates at a graduation ceremony held on the church grounds on July 20.Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, was on hand to present the certificates and commended the graduates.Sutherland Global Services’ Talent Acquisition Coordinator, Somalia Francis, who delivered the main address at the graduation ceremony, urged the young people to use the opportunity provided by the training to chart their success.“Let this be the starting point of your success. This is not the finishing line. The path to your dreams won’t be easy,” she said.Ms. Francis also told the graduates that they should never allow themselves to be stigmatised or make the mistake of listening to negative people.The CTC is a corporate social outreach of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company Sutherland Global Services, and involves partnership with Microsoft.The aim is to strengthen the technical knowledge base of local, underprivileged communities. The digital literacy curriculum consists of course material provided by Microsoft Learning and is designed to increase basic computer awareness and provide students with advanced computer skills aimed at increasing their employability.A total of 131 young people graduated from a similar training course in December 2014, with 30 of them placed in internships at the Mona offices of Sutherland Global Services.A cohort of Monday’s graduates will also benefit from internships with the BPO. Through partnership with HEART Trust/NTA, these young people will also be trained.Twenty-year-old Dellano Skeen, who is a graduate of the programme and is interning with Sutherland Global, is elated at the opportunity.“It’s a pleasure being at Sutherland Global Services. It’s a company with a lot of breathing space for growth,” said Skeen, who is a resident of Chambers Lane, Kingston 6.The CTC programme has also impacted the lives of about 10 persons with disabilities as well as 12 teenage mothers, one of whom is now interning at Sutherland Global Services. Advertisementslast_img read more

Ericsson CEO hails Cisco partnership as “best way forward”

first_imgHome Ericsson CEO hails Cisco partnership as “best way forward” Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case Richard Handford Tags Hans Vestberg, Ericsson’s president & CEO, explained the thinking behind a wide-ranging alliance with Cisco, while the latter’s CEO, Chuck Robbins, said the move was preferable to a full-blown merger between the two giants.“We have evaluated the impact of acquisitions, our own development, and other strategic opportunities – and this partnership is by far the best way forward. We believe that this partnership will create the most value both for our customers and for Ericsson and Cisco,” wrote Vestberg in a blog.Meanwhile, Cisco’s Robbins said on a call for analysts and media he had been asked why he didn’t pursue a full-blown merger for the two firms. “This partnership brings innovation from both sides and enables us to move now,” he answered, presumably referring to the regulatory clearances necessary before a merger or takeover is completed.His comments also indicate this is a serious coming together for the telecoms industry of two giants.$2 billion dealThe duo’s wide-ranging deal is expected to generate an additional revenue opportunity of $1 billion or more for each company by 2018. In addition, the Swedish vendor said it would enjoy synergies of SEK1 billion ($115 million) by 2018.Vestberg and Robbins both emphasised talks had been going on for 13 months with, according to the latter, “a significant acceleration over the last six months”.The relationship is intended to offer operators and enterprises “the best of both companies,” across routing, data centers, networking, cloud, mobility, management & control, and global services capabilities.In his blog, Hans Vestberg, Ericsson’s president & CEO, hailed “a multi-faceted partnership to create the networks of the future”.Cisco brings its background in IP and enterprise to the table, while Ericsson contributes mobile networks, global services and its relationship with leading service providers.Incremental revenue is expected to accrue from as soon as 2016 and will ramp to $1 billion or more for each firm by 2018.Vestberg said the partnership will initially focus on service providers followed by enterprises and then the Internet of Things (IoT) space.The announcement featured supporting quotes from leading operators, including Vodafone, AT&T and Verizon.Network architectures included in the partnership include 5G, cloud, IP and IoT, embracing devices, sensors, access networks, core infrastructure and the enterprise IT cloud.LicensingThe initial agreement will be followed by multiple follow-ups including commitments for Ericsson to resell Cisco networking gear, how the pair will collaborate on system integration and managed services for service providers, a cross-patent licensing agreement and joint architecture for 5G and cloud.The parties have also agreed to discuss FRAND policies and enter a licensing agreement for their respective patent portfolio. As part of this agreement, Ericsson will receive licence fees from Cisco.Together the two firms have amassed more than 56,000 patents, $11 billion in R&D investment and employ more than 76,000 services professionals across 180-plus countries.Teams from both firms will also begin working on a joint initiative looking at SDN/NFV as well as network management and control. Author Español Previous ArticleVerizon considering enterprise disposalsNext ArticleBlog: PLDT and Globe finally agree that 700MHz band should be shared center_img Ericsson Ericsson, Leonardo team on 5G products MásMóvil amplía su contrato con Ericsson AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 09 NOV 2015 Related Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more last_img read more

Kang two behind Hataoka at LPGA Hana Bank

first_imgINCHEON, South Korea – Nasa Hataoka of Japan fired a 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the KEB Hana Bank Championship in South Korea. Danielle Kang and Charley Hull were two shots back on Thursday on a chilly, windy day at the Sky 72 Ocean Course. Sung Hyun Park, the LPGA’s top-ranked player, was among a handful of players at three shots back. Park could have been closer but took a double-bogey 5 on the par-3 17th. Kang said she tried to make the most of the challenging conditions. LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship: Articles, photos and videos ”I actually really like tough conditions,” Kang said. ”I’m ready to play, and whatever happens, happens. I actually like the wind.” Hataoka also enjoyed the blustery weather. She had eight birdies through 16 holes to reach 8-under, but then dropped a shot at 17. The 19-year-old Hataoka was ranked in triple digits just a year ago but has climbed to No. 14 in the LPGA rankings – the top Japanese player. She won her first LPGA title earlier this year at the NW Arkansas Championship in only her second season on the tour, and is aiming to represent Japan in the Tokyo Olympics. Michelle Wie turned 29 on Thursday but failed to celebrate – she had a disappointing 76. The KEB Hana Bank tournament is the first in five weeks of play across South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and China.last_img read more