Jamaican-Born Mayor to Receive Blue Plaque

first_imgAdvertisements Jamaican-Born Mayor to Receive Blue Plaque Foreign AffairsJune 8, 2009 RelatedJamaican-Born Mayor to Receive Blue Plaque RelatedJamaican-Born Mayor to Receive Blue Plaquecenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Southwark Council, in South London, United Kingdon (UK), has voted veteran Jamaican-born community campaigner and the borough’s first black Mayor, Sam King, among 10 persons and institutions to be honoured with a commemorative Blue Plaque.Mr. King was born in Portland, in 1926, and first lived in England when he volunteered to join the Royal Air Force during World War 2 and was on active service in 1944.He returned to Britain on the Empire Windrush in 1948. He became a Councillor in 1982 and was Southwark’s first black mayor in 1983. At that time, he was also the only black Mayor in Britain.Mr. King was a founding member of the Windrush Foundation and was one of the driving forces behind the first Notting Hill Carnival and the first black newspaper, the West Indian Gazette. In 1998, he received a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) award, for his outstanding services to the community.Jamaican High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Burchell Whiteman, said the Blue Plaque was a well deserved recognition for Mr. King who, thoroughout the years, has been a well respected and exceptional community activist and advocate for the rights of ethnic minorities and ordinary citizens in Southwark and the wider United Kingdom. “His autobiography is a truly inspirational work, both in content and in style,” Mr. Whiteman said.The Blue Plaque scheme in Southwark was started in 2002 by the Council and it allows residents and visitors to the borough to select persons and institutions they feel are local icons. RelatedJamaican-Born Mayor to Receive Blue Plaquelast_img read more

Oi seeks partners for TIM bid — report

first_imgHome Oi seeks partners for TIM bid — report Related Telefónica refuerza la seguridad de las cadenas de bloques AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 29 AUG 2014 Tim Ferguson Tags 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 Telefonica bolsters blockchain securitycenter_img Luz verde a la fusión entre Telefónica y Liberty Global en el Reino Unido Oi, the Brazilian integrated operator, is believed to be looking for partners with which to make a bid for Telecom Italia’s controlling stake in TIM Participacoes.Bloomberg sources said the company’s adviser, Banco BTG Pactual, is talking with Telefonica and America Movil about a mostly cash offer for the second biggest mobile operator in Brazil.It is not clear how much of an appetite Telefonica will have for another deal in Brazil, now that French media company Vivendi has said it is in exclusive negotiations about the Spanish company acquiring its Brazilian fixed operator GVT.Rio-based Oi said earlier this week that it had asked Banco PTG Pactual to review options “with the purpose of enabling a viable proposal for the acquisition of the shares of TIM” indirectly held by Telecom Italia.Reports that Oi is in talks to sell its stake in Angolan mobile operator Unitel for around $2 billion, suggest it is also looking at other ways to raise funds. Oi acquired the stake in Unitel in May as part of its merger with Portugal Telecom.Oi CEO Zeinal Bava recently said the company is considering more asset disposals after reducing debt by almost $3 billion since April 2013 through the sale of infrastructure.Oi could face a rival in the form of Vodafone, which was linked with acquiring a Brazilian operator last week, with TIM thought to be its favoured target.Telecom Italia has previously said it won’t sell TIM but Oi clearly want to take part in the consolidation taking place in the Brazilian market due to slowing market growth and government pressure for greater investment in infrastructure.Telecom Italia said in a statement yesterday that it is not aware of the Oi plans and that TIM is “a strategic asset on which it is committed to concentrating important investment and growth prospects”. America MovilBrazilFinancialOiTelecom ItaliaTelefonicaTIM Previous ArticleAsia Briefs: Xiaomi on top in China, Nokia moves down market & moreNext ArticleDT open to T-Mobile US offers — report Español Authorlast_img read more

MTN makes OpenRAN move

first_img Related Author MTN Group outlined plans to deploy 5,000 sites across its network using OpenRAN, as traction around the technology grows.In a statement, MTN said it has already deployed 200 commercial rural sites across its footprint, using OpenRAN technology, which will grow to more than 5,000 across its 21 operations. The solutions will help the African operator deliver 2G, 3G and 4G connectivity simultaneously in unconnected areas, highlighting the technology’s low deployment and maintenance costs compared with traditional hardware.The company added it has struck partnerships with Parallel Wireless, Vanu and NuRAN Wireless to help deliver the technology.Dirk Karl, chief procurement officer at MTN, said the company had conducted trials of OpenRAN in Zambia since 2018.“Our team has steadily been focused on creating viable RAN solutions alongside the traditional deployments of network technology suppliers in order to accelerate the rural expansion in our markets.”OpenRAN hypeMTN’s announcement comes hot on the heels of Vodafone Group outlining plans at Facebook’s TIP Summit 2019 to hold a tender open to OpenRAN technology vendors, covering its entire European footprint.US operator Sprint also announced it would open three new TIP community labs, to boost its efforts around the technology.OpenRAN, an initiative of Facebook’s Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP), aims to offer an alternative to traditional networks by promoting a software-based approach using common hardware. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 14 NOV 2019 Las operadoras respaldan el papel de Qualcomm en la RAN abierta Previous ArticleLi-Fi to hit mass market in 2021Next ArticleTelefonica exec supports consolidation in Spain MTNParallelSprintVodafone Home MTN makes OpenRAN move Kavit Majithia Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Operators back Qualcomm role in open RAN path Vodafone, Safaricom beat MTN to Ethiopia licence Tags last_img read more

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first_imgSubscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

Gas Natural Fenosa Reorganises Business in Four Large Areas

first_imgGas Natural Fenosa has defined an organisational structure in which the business areas are reinforced and both these and the corporate areas are simplified.The new management of the company gives the business units full responsibility in their scope of action, while adapting the organization to the needs of the company, once the new Strategic Plan 2018-2022 has been approved at the end of the year. of the month of June.“This new structure simplifies and streamlines the management of GAS NATURAL FENOSA, with the aim of giving businesses autonomy in their field of action and having an organization adapted to the challenges we face as an energy multinational in a world of more competitive and digitized,” said Francisco Reynés, CEO of GAS NATURAL FENOSA.It should be noted that business units have been reduced from six to four. Each one of them will have the necessary resources to autonomously manage their business scope with full responsibility.The new business units, which are responsible for maximizing the free-cash-flow of the business and promoting organic development, are:Gas & Electricity Business, directed by Manuel Fernández. It includes the generation and renewables business, gas supply, marketing and logistics of LNG at global level and gas and electricity commercialization in Europe.Business Infrastructure Spain & EMPL – Medgaz, directed by Rosa Ma Sanz. It includes the gas and electricity network businesses in Spain and the Maghreb gas pipelines.Infrastructure Business Latin America South Zone, directed by Antonio Gallart. Includes gas and electricity networks businesses in Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Peru.Infrastructure Business Latin America North Zone, directed by José G. Sanleandro. Includes gas and electricity network businesses in Mexico and Panama.Likewise, the corporate functions that are responsible for determining the strategy and policies of the Group are simplified with the following persons in charge:Finance, directed by Carlos J. Álvarez.Strategy and Corporate Development, directed by Antoni Basolas.General Secretariat and of the Council, directed by Manuel G. Cobaleda.Capital Market, directed by Steven Fernández.Controlling, directed by Jon Ganuza.Communication and Institutional Relations, directed by Jordi Garcia Tabernero.Corporate Resources, directed by Antoni Peris.Sea News, May 31 Author: Baibhav Mishralast_img read more

LAX Preview: Navy (4-5) at Colgate (3-6)

first_imgNavy has lost three games in a row. Colgate has lost four. Somebody’s luck is finally going to change Saturday at 2:00 pm at Andy Kerr Stadium. Look for the recap here at the Maryland Sports Blog after the game. Please follow and like us: Defensively, Colgate relies on senior Connor Mullen in goal, who owns a 50.0 save percentage. Long-stick midfielder, Nick Salameda has a team-high 12 caused turnovers. Malcolm Feene, a junior, has scooped up 45 ground balls for the Raiders and has won 51.9 % of his faceoffs. Coming off a 13-9 loss to Holy Cross last weekend, the Mids are 4-5 overall this year and 2-3 in the Patriot League. Colgate will try to rebound from a 21-7 to #6 Loyola last time out which dropped the Raiders to 3-6 on the season and 1-3 in the conference. Leading the Raiders on offense is senior attackman, Sam Cleveland. With a team-high 11 assists combined with 11 goals, Cleveland has 22 points this year. Midfielder, Griffin Brown, has contributed 19 points on 14 goals and five assists for Colgate. Nicky Petkevich, attackman, also has 19 points in 2019, scoring 16 goals and adding three assists. center_img Navy at Colgate, Saturday 2:00 pm ET. (Image: NavySports.com) The Navy Midshipmen travel to Hamilton, NY Saturday afternoon to face the Colgate Raiders in men’s lacrosse. last_img read more

Sergey Kovalev: Taking me on is risky business for Canelo

first_imgSergey Kovalev has warned Saul “Canelo” Alvarez he is taking a major Las Vegas gamble by leaping two weight divisions for Saturday night’s world title fight.WBO light heavyweight champion Kovalev puts his belt on the line at the MGM Grand when he takes on Mexican superstar Canelo, who has beefed up to move up from the middleweight ranks. Why @KrusherKovalev ? Because he’s the best in his division, he’s one of the best, that’s why we chose him, to make history by fighting one of the best.” [email protected] #CaneloKovalev pic.twitter.com/SeNPMxWRwi— Golden Boy (@GoldenBoyBoxing) October 31, 2019What Kovalev has in his favor is a blossoming partnership with American trainer Buddy McGirt, a former junior welterweight and welterweight champion and a Hall of Famer who has worked previously with the likes of Hasim Rahman, Arturo Gatti and Paulie Malignaggi.Since they began working together toward the end of 2018, Kovalev has avenged an earlier defeat to Eleider Alvarez and seen off Yarde.”We have a very good relationship with McGirt. He is a very professional coach and I like to work with him,” Kovalev said. “He gives me the right advice for my technique. My experience and his experience together is a very good cocktail.” The audacious move puts 29-year-old Canelo (52-1-2) in line to become a four-weight world champion, having also fought successfully at welterweight and junior middleweight.Join DAZN and watch Canelo vs. Kovalev on Nov. 2But there is always an element of calculated risk when stepping into a new division, and given Kovalev has a height and reach advantage over Canelo, the man from Guadalajara is playing a high-stakes game.Rated the third-best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet by The Ring, and No. 1 by BoxRec, Canelo heads into the contest as favorite and the 5-foot-9 counter-puncher has taken down many tall men during an illustrious career.Kovalev said, though: “This is a big risk for Canelo because, right now, it’s his first fight at light heavyweight, but I can’t make any predictions.”Everything depends on how I’m going to fill my day on Saturday and my body right now is hungry – I need more and more rest and to eat more.”This is the biggest fight of my boxing career. I think my experience will help me get victory over Canelo this Saturday.”#CaneloKovalev #krusher #Kovalev pic.twitter.com/ko7HNM7H4Z— Sergey Kovalev (@KrusherKovalev) October 12, 2019Speaking with Omnisport, Kovalev said he cannot begin to plan out his future beyond this weekend.After going unbeaten for the first 31 fights of his professional career, the 36-year-old Russian has lost three of his past seven and was pushed hard by Britain’s Anthony Yarde last time out in Chelyabinsk.It has the feel of a pivotal bout, and Kovalev (34-3-1) underlined that by admitting his future ambitions in boxing will hinge on how he fares.”Everything depends on what happens this Saturday,” he said. “If I will win, it’s going to be more opportunities for my future. If I lose, there will be less opportunities. It’s two things: right and left.”Canelo attaches a similar significance to the showdown, having described it as “the most difficult fight of my professional career.”last_img read more