Polkomtel prepares 5G launch

first_imgHome Polkomtel prepares 5G launch Asia Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 06 JAN 2020 Previous ArticleEtisalat pushes OpenRAN into MENANext ArticleMTN extends GSMA mobile money approval Polkomtel announced plans to deploy commercial 5G services in seven Polish cities by end-March, offering download rates of up to 500Mb/s using TDD spectrum in the 2600MHz band.In a press statement, the Polish operator stated 100 5G base stations will be built using Ericsson and Nokia equipment in Warsaw; Gdansk; Katowice; Lodz; Poznan; Szczecin; and Wroclaw.Polkomtel carried out tests throughout 2019 in preparation for the rollout. Miroslaw Blaszczyk, CEO of Polkomtel parent Cyfrowy Polsat, said preparations are now complete and no further trials or tests are needed.In 2019 the US and Poland bolstered collaboration on 5G security by creating a criteria for companies selling network equipment to operators in Poland. This drew assumptions the move was part of a US government campaign to ostracise Chinese vendor Huawei over security concerns.To accelerate the deployment of 5G technology in Poland, Polkomtel, Orange Poland and T-Mobile Poland struck an agreement with the nation’s state development fund PFR and state-owned operator Exatel to establish a company to build the country’s 5G infrastructure. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Manny joined Mobile World Live in September 2019 as a reporter based in London. He has previous experience in telecoms having worked for B2B publication Mobile News for three years where he climbed up to the position of Features Editor…. Read more Relatedcenter_img 5GCyfrowy PolsatPolkomtel Author Manny Pham Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Tags Telkomsel turns on 5G in major citieslast_img read more

LaLiga Delights Over 1000 Fans With First ElClásico Viewing Party In Lagos

first_imgSpanish football league, LaLiga hosted the first ElClásico public viewing party in Nigeria to share the excitement of the global event with fans in the region.The event which is part of LaLiga’s internationalization strategy took place on Sunday, 1 March at the Landmark Beach, Lagos.The event was attended by over 1000 guests including fans of FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF; LaLiga’s global and regional partners including Livescore, Budweiser, Big Cola, Rexona, SuperSport alongside LaLiga Ambassadors, Samuel Eto’o and Mutiu Adepoju. Also present were Nigerian influencers and celebrities including Peter Okoye, VJ Adams, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu who were all treated to an exquisite evening of unparalleled entertainment.Fans who registered online via Eventbrite to attend the free event, were treated to food, drinks and football related entertainment at the venue prior to the start of the match. This included Football snooker, Foosball, a ball header challenge and official jersey displays of the Spanish competition where fans took photos with their best team’s jersey.Fans were given the opportunity to meet the former Barcelona and Real Madrid player, Samuel Eto’o and LaLiga Ambassador Mutiu Adepoju.Speaking at the event, LaLiga Ambassador and former Real Madrid and Barcelona player, Samuel Eto’o said, “The ElClásico is a game filled with thrills and sheer excitement and I am glad to have shared the experience with my Nigerian fans and my fellow LaLiga ambassador Mutiu Adepoju. The energy and passion of the fans was unbelievable. I look forward to more of these LaLiga moments in the future”  Football fans, partners and Media personnel from the top media publications and online blogs in Nigeria were present at the event and were treated to a pulsating experience with the Magic of LaLiga, with Charles Anazodo and Moronfolu Kufeji acting as commentators during the match.Commenting at the event, Guillermo Pérez Castello, LaLiga Delegate in Nigeria said, “We had so much fun connecting with LaLiga fans, guests and media partners at this viewing party and we are excited to provide opportunities for football lovers to bond in a unique and exciting way. LaLiga is committed to bringing fans in Nigeria the unique LaLiga experience and will continue to strengthen its presence in Nigeria”.Speaking after the event, Chief Customer Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho said, “We are pleased to have been a part of this exciting project as Nigeria is a land of football enthusiasts and LaLiga is one of the biggest leagues in the world. With this event, our customers not only had the opportunity to watch the action LIVE and in HD on our SuperSport channels, but also got to enjoy the match with fellow football lovers in a unique way”.The league is reaching out to all corners of the world as a global entertainment brand setting the standard of football across the world.The ElClásico viewing event in Nigeria is part of a global strategy by LaLiga around the ElClásico as Real Madrid and Barcelona supporters in Mexico and Colombia also viewed the game in the presence of legends and LaLiga Ambassadors at specially organized viewing parties in each country.RelatedEl Clasico Buildup For FansOctober 23, 2018In “Europe”LaLiga Signs Regional Partnership with Big Cola NigeriaApril 26, 2018In “Europe”Atletico Madrid Round Off The Season With A Friendly In Nigeria Thanks To LaLigaMay 10, 2018In “Europe”last_img read more

Help find Spanny

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Pakenham line: ‘one of the worst’

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Decisions Of Ard Chomhairle Relating To Proposed Tier 2 Football Championship And Dates…

first_imgProposal A will feature theProvincial Championships as present with the current four rounds of All-IrelandQualifiers reducing to two rounds and open to teams from Allianz Divisions1 and 2 and any Allianz Division 3 and 4 teams who qualify for their ProvincialFinals.The Tier 2 Championship format ofProposal A is a straight knock out competition for 16 teams from acrossDivisions 3 and 4 that do not make their Provincial Finals. There is the possibility for thecompetition to be organised on a geographical basis – northern and southernconferences for first round ties, quarter-finals and semi-finals to ensureless travel for teams and supporters, while also retaining local rivalries.The semi-finals would be the onlysenior inter-county GAA events on their respective weekend – barring a majorreplay.Proposal B which has gone forward fordiscussion is similar to the above and also features Division 3 and 4 teamsthat do not reach a Provincial Final entering a new Tier 2 championship.A key difference is that in the eventthat a Division 3 or 4 team do reach a Provincial Final,to make up 16 teams in Tier 2 their place in Tier 2 would be taken by thelowest ranked Division 2 team from that year’s Allianz league.The format for the Tier 2Championship in Proposal B features an initial round of games which thencreates a winners’ group and a losers’ group and so offers beaten counties away of playing their way back into contention.Proposal B would be played out on thefollowing lines:16 Teams involvedRd 1: 8 Teams v 8 TeamsRd 2a: 4 Winners Rd 1 v 4 Winners Rd1Rd 2b: 4 Losers Rd 1 v 4 Losers Rd 1Rd 3: 4 Rd 2b Winners v 4 Rd 2aLosersQF: 4 Rd 2a Winners v 4 Rd 3 WinnersSemi-finals & FinalAn additional prize for the winner ofthe final under both proposals would be a place reserved in the followingyear’s All-Ireland Sam Maguire Championship, irrespective of their leagueposition. It is also envisaged that both proposalswould have dedicated broadcast coverage and a marketing and promotionalcampaign with a dedicated All-Star selection and tour.The finals under both proposals wouldtake place at Croke Park.The proposals will now be sent tocounties for discussion with a final wording on the proposals to be agreed at ameeting of Ard Comhairle in September.In another development, Ard Comhairlealso decided to condense the schedule for the AIB All-Ireland club seniorchampionships and has agreed to move the senior finals next year from March 17to a new date in January.In 2020 the senior semi-finals in hurlingand football will be played across the weekend of January 4/5. The AIBAll-Ireland club senior finals in hurling and football will now be played on Sunday,January 19.The move is part of an overallcommitment to condense the fixture calendar, create opportunities for clubactivity and would also allow counties in the Allianz Leagues to access playerswho were previously unavailable because they were playing in All-Ireland seniorclub semi-finals and finals.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Ard Comhairle has this morning unanimouslyagreed to send forward two separate proposals on the formation of a Tier 2All-Ireland senior football championship out to the wider membership fordiscussion. A decision on the proposals will betaken at a Special Congress which will be staged at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on October19, with a view to implementation in time for the 2020 Championship summer.last_img read more

South Africa shines at Precision Flying Champs

first_imgTeam South Africa excelled at the 2011 precision flying champs, coming second in the team landing category and fourth overall. South Africa’s Hans Schwebel came second overall in the landing category. Poland’s Michal Wieczorek was named the individual precision flying world champion for 2011. (Images: Nicky Rehbock) MEDIA CONTACTS • Izelle Hoffman MGMT Marketing and Media +27 83 388 4484 RELATED ARTICLES • Precision Flying World Champs in South Africa • Bid for in-flight mobile phone use • New low-cost airline for rural SA • Govt offers aviation, maritime careers • Air show gives wings to young dreamsNicky RehbockTeam South Africa put in an impressive performance at the 20th Precision Flying World Championships, recently held in North West province, demonstrating how accurately and safely local pilots can handle aircraft without the aid of modern technology.South Africa came second in the team landing category, with squad member Hans Schwebel being named the runner-up for the landing trophy. This was the first time the event has been hosted in the country.Precision flying competitions test the fundamental skills of pilots flying solo in single-piston engine aircraft. Armed with just a compass and map, participants have to follow a precise flight path while sticking to a tight time limit, complete observation tasks from the air to the ground while navigating the plane, and make inch-perfect landings on short, narrow airstrips with trees and other obstacles on the approach.The sport is the aerial equivalent of orienteering.With ever-increasing automation in modern planes such skills aren’t put to the test in everyday commercial flight, meaning that those who compete in precision flying “represent the cream of the crop in terms of good, solid aviation practice”, says director of the 2011 champs Antony Russell.This year’s championships included host team South Africa, as well as participants from Norway, France, Finland, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Russia, Czech Republic, Poland, New Zealand, UK and Germany.Poland was named the overall team winner, with member Michal Wieczorek being crowned the individual world champion for 2011. Czech Republic came second, France third and South Africa fourth.‘Felt proud to be South African’South Africa’s Hans Schwebel has been competing in the sport since 1994, with 2011 being the 18th time he has represented the country at the world champs. He’s a private pilot living in Brits, North West, and has his own business, which gives him the flexibility to practise as often as he can. He started preparing for this event three months ago, flying as often as three times a week.“But there’s always stiff competition from overseas – a lot of the competitors are commercial pilots who fly and get to practise every day. There are also far more precision flying competitions and events in Europe than here,” he says.Schwebel believes precision flying has made him a better pilot.“Today with all the modern GPS systems, you press a knob and it tells you exactly where to go. But when there’s a failure in the airplane, most of the pilots don’t know what to do anymore. With precision flying you do it the old way – you have a map and a compass and you follow the road,” he says.“The highlights of this year’s competition were coming second and the camaraderie from the South African team – it made me feel very patriotic. It’s a very special feeling. It’s also a way of giving back to the country. I want to encourage more youngsters from this country to join the sport – and I hope that my performance this year serves as an example to them that it is possible to excel.”The next precision flying world champs will be held in two years’ time, probably in Europe, and Schwebel says he’s going to do all he can to make the national team again.‘I love this country’One of the youngest competitors at this year’s event, 30-year-old Michal Wieczorek is a commercial pilot working for a charter airline in Poland. He’s been flying for 11 years and participated in his first international airsport event in 2003 at Sun City, also in North West.He attributes his love of flying and talent for precision flying in particular to his father, who also used to compete and excel in the discipline.“The flying conditions in South Africa are very different from those in Europe. Because it’s so hot, you have to fly at higher density altitudes, which decreases the performance of the aircraft. Navigation in South Africa is also completely different – there’s bush everywhere. The first few days of practice here were very hard for me,” he says.It was determination and cool-headed landings which clinched the 2011 title for Wieczorek.“After the second navigation stage I thought I had no chance of even coming in the top three, but the landings stage on last day of the competition changed everything. There’s a lot of pressure to make the perfect landing and if the nerves catch you, it’s over – but I felt less pressure because I didn’t expect to win. When I thought the game was over for me, I just wanted to end it off with good landings – unlike Czech Republic’s Jiri Filip, who did well in the first stages and the pressure was on for him. But I can say I fought ’til the end.”He says competing in South Africa this year was like coming home.“This is my third time in South Africa. I really enjoy being here – I love this country. South Africans are very hospitable and helpful – I’ve got many friends here and I feel at home.”Wieczorek believes one of the reasons why former Eastern bloc countries do well in precision flying is because of a familiarity with older planes and less advanced automatic navigation systems.“We don’t have that many aircraft with modern avionics. We train in old planes. Although they’re in very good condition, they don’t have GPS systems – we have to use a map and conventional navigation techniques as you have to do in precision flying.”But it’s also Poland’s coach, Andrzej Osowski, who primed the team for this year’s champs.“Andrzej gives us a hard time and trains us well. He’s being doing it for more than 25 years and is very good at what he does.”Wieczorek says his aim now is to defend his title at the next world championships and participate in the sport for as long as he can.last_img read more

Weapons In The Fight Against Spam

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#communication#email#Spam Top 5 Areas Where Companies Want IoT Solutions nathaniel borenstein 6 Best Video Conferencing Services for Small Bu…center_img With This One Question, You’ll Never Need an Ic… Guest author Nathaniel Borenstein is Mimecast’s chief scientist and the inventor of the MIME email protocol.Spam represents profound things about the limits of productivity, communication and wisdom. As electronic junk mail, it’s the electronic static that limits collective thought.Spam is not a simple problem, and it is not likely to ever go away. Unfortunately, spammers have only begun to explore the range of options and techniques open to them, and this digital detritus is inevitable in any open system of communication. See also: How To Protect Yourself From InstaspamAlthough spam cannot be completely eliminated, an intelligent and deep program of spam control—made up of both technical measures and user education—has been able to limit it to the level of a minor but costly nuisance. At least, so far. The Moore’s Law Of Our Email WastelandThink of spam’s prevalence in the context of Moore’s Law—except in this case, Moore’s Law is on the side of the “bad guys.”A team of researchers could work for two years and cut the “false negative” rate (or the rate at which spam gets through to users) in half. But at the end of the same two-year period, the spammers, who need do no research at all, have the ability to send twice as much spam for the same cost. See also: New Security Flaw Allows Attackers to Hijack WordPress SitesIn that scenario, the net amount reaching users is unchanged. That’s an oversimplification of a complex problem, but it illustrates how the bad guys start out with a significant structural advantage. Techniques for creating a world with less spam fall under both technical and non-technical categories. While each approach has its benefits, no method is a fool-proof catch-all, which means we must empower and educate users to enlist their own spam defenses. FilteringUsing content filters on messages is the first and most widely used approach in spam fighting. It protects is used for outbound messages, to make sure a company doesn’t become a vector for anti-social messages, and for incoming messages, to protect users from malicious junk. The filtering can take place on one’s own mail servers, on servers belonging to a third party such as a cloud provider, on intermediate relays, or even on an email client. Spammers constantly vary their messages, so successful filtering depends on regular and timely updates to filtering rules. (Most filtering systems get their rules from a relatively small set of well-known providers.) But even so, it’s not as effective as it used to be. Spammers watch and respond to trends in filtering, so they can continually innovate their approaches to get around it, as well as simply send more messages.Authenticating IdentityIf spammers would only identify themselves clearly, it would be easy to block spam. This observation has led to a plethora of whitelists and blacklists, but unfortunately, it’s not nearly that straightforward. For better and for worse, the fundamental design of the Internet enables anonymity. It connects millions of machines, each of which is controlled and authenticated relatively independently. This means that it is generally impossible for a recipient server to confirm any authentication claimed by the sending server, which it has no reason to trust. There are ways to fix this problem, but they face strong opposition, which makes them unlikely to be deployed. The Internet community has been working for more than 20 years to develop person-to-person authentication in email, resulting in email encryption systems known as S/MIME and PGP. These systems have seen stunningly low adoption rates, in part because of their perceived complexity, and because people don’t seem to want strong authentication most of the time. In recent years, domain-based authentication has emerged, using standards like DKIM and DMARC, whereby cooperating sites can authenticate messages based on where they originate. This allows sites to make informed judgements about the mail that comes from another given site and how likely it is to be spam. Domain-based authentication has tremendous potential, and it’s becoming an important new technology in the fight against spam. And, because DKIM allows only the sender’s domain to be authenticated, users can combat spam while preserving the privacy of the human sender. The down side: This method substantially complicates the work of running an email service. But although it could help distinguish genuine messages from spam, as long as a sizable portion of the Internet isn’t cooperating in this scheme, the Internet’s infrastructure will continue to permit that junk mail. Payment Models for EmailWith traditional postal mail, the quantity of junk mail is limited by the cost of postage. Such incentives clearly don’t exist for email. Imposing a payment model would be a way to change that.This tactic has been widely discussed, but rarely implemented. First, there is widespread resistance to the idea of paying for “good’ email. The fact that email is essentially free to send is widely seen as a major benefit, so many would be unwilling to give it up—even to eliminate the junk. A variation on this theme poses an interesting scenario: linking money and authentication practices. The only charge the sender gets is when that authentication fails. Companies like Yahoo tried “charity stamps,” in which senders link their email to charitable donations. For each message sent, the sender had to demonstrate that money was donated to a charity. For many companies, that would be less than what they give to charity anyway, so the mail would be incrementally free. To date, none of these systems has found widespread adoption, but such concepts could find renewed interest in an age when email-based attacks and annoyances continue to escalate.EducationUltimately, the best hope for beating spam and other malware is to train users not to be fooled.Most malware depends on tricking users into clicking on a link, opening an attachment or otherwise following some set of instructions. The better-educated users are, the less vulnerable they are to falling for the con. Both organizations and email providers should provide clear information and examples of what not to do. Short, clear and varied messages—that aren’t too frequent—work best, so users don’t tune them out. Ideally, safe email habits will eventually seem like common sense to most users—like locking their front door before leaving the house. While none of the above methods can stand up against spam on its own, when coupled with user education, there’s a fighting chance. Photo by spinster cardigan How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi…last_img read more

TBT: Watch This Behind-The-Scenes Exclusive With Project Runway Winner Dom Streater

first_img It’s clear; Philadelphia loves Dom Streater. Since winning Season 12 of the hit television show Project Runway, this Philly-born designer has grown into a legit fashion industry mogul. For this throwback Thursday story, we’re revisiting our very first sitdown with Dom — you can check it out below.  From showcasing her collections during Philly Fashion Week and reppin’ our city at New York Fashion Week to setting up her design studio in downtown Philadelphia, Dom has been on the go. Yet, the in-demand designer doesn’t seem to let the frenzy of a busy schedule slow her down at all.  We recently caught up with Streater at her studio to talk about her growing, Philly-based empire and the “butterflies” she feels every time a model hits the runway wearing one of her garments. Dom even gives us the deets about her collection entitled Prima, which was inspired by a vintage photograph of famed Russian ballerina, Ana Pavlova.  You can check out Philly 360°’s exclusive interview with the popular fashion designer below! The Creatives: Meet Dom Streater(D. King for Philly 360/Visit Philadelphia)last_img read more

Alliance for Social Justice sweeps UoH student elections

first_imgHyderabad, Sep 23 (PTI) The Alliance for Social Justice (ASJ), comprising SFI, Ambedkar Students Association (ASA), Dalit Students Union (DSU) and few other groups, has swept the student union elections in the University of Hyderabad (UoH) for 2017-18.The ASJ bagged all the major posts, including president, general secretary, joint secretary and cultural secretary in the elections held on September 21. The results were declared last night.The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and OBCF contested the polls together. NSUI was also in the fray, a UoH release said today.Sreerag P of ASJ won the Presidents post by securing 1,509 votes against K Palsaniya of ABVP-OBCF, who got 1,349 votes.Arif Ahammed of ASJ bagged the General Secretarys post by obtaining 1,982 votes against 1,573 votes received by Kiran Kumar K of ABVP-OBCF.Muhammed Ashique N P of ASJ won the Joint Secretary post by securing 1,872 votes as he defeated Maloth Pooja Rani of ABVP-OBCF, who got 1,591 votes.The Cultural Secretary post was won by Gundeti Abhishek of ASJ as he secured 1,792 votes against 1,707 votes obtained by Aarti N Nagpal of ABVP-OBCF.Lolam Shravan Kumar of ASJ emerged victorious as the Sports Secretary. He got 1917 votes, while his rival Rupesh Ranjan of ABVP-OBCF got 1511 votes.ASJ candidates also won the posts of GS-Cash (Integrated), GS-Cash (PG) and GS-Cash (Research).Though Lunavath Naresh of ASJ secured 1,885 votes against 1,624 votes received by Apoorv Jain of ABVP-OBCF in the election to the post of Vice-President, the result was not declared due to technical reasons, the release said. PTI SJR NPadvertisementlast_img read more

BAHAMAS Sir Hartman Longley Sworn In as President of the Court of

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 23, 2017 – Nassau – Sir Hartman Longley was sworn in as President of the Court of Appeal by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Friday, December 22, 2017.  Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis is also pictured as Sir Hartman Longley received his Instrument of Appointment.(BIS Photos/Derek Smith) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img