Previous ArticleApple puts pieces in place for health launch – reportsNext ArticleLatest 2G spectrum auction kicks off in India FinancialRegulatoryTelekom Austria Ex-Telenor Serbia and Montenegro unit attracts bids AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 03 FEB 2014 Author Telekom Austria set for €1B acquisition drive Austria’s government is content for Latin American giant America Movil to take a majority stake in incumbent Telekom Austria, according to the head of state holding company OIAG.“The question of whether Carlos Slim overtakes us, and whether it is by two or three per cent or whether he goes above 50 per cent is actually a secondary question,” said Rudolf Kemler (pictured) in an interview with radio station ORF.Currently OIAG holds over 28 per cent in Telekom Austria while America Movil holds just below 27 per cent.The key point for the government is not to let its stake fall below a blocking stake of 25 per cent which gives it input into key decisions at the operator.The government has also adopted the same policy for other state-backed companies outside telecommunications.Kemler is also chairman of Telekom Austria.The Mexican operator has kept the government and management of Telekom Austria on its side, putting it in a position to pursue majority control of the operator. It first took a stake in 2012.America Movil is recovering from a less successful experience in the Netherlands where it was blocked from building its stake in KPN after its bid was seen as hostile. 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 America Movil Q1 revenue slides Richard Handford Related Tags Home Austria open to America Movil upping TA stake
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Audio Playerhttp://marylandsportsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Dennis-Pitta-and-Brian.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Please follow and like us: Pitta came up as an older draft pick having spent time on Mormon missions. When Pitta entered college he was a walk on and a wide receiver, he grew into being a tight end.The receiver skills that Pitta possesses have made him one of Joe Flacco’s favorite targets. Pitta has sure hands and runs great routes in the middle of the field. Pitta has become vital on third downs and in the red zone. The relationship that Flacco and Pitta have off the field is clearly shown on game day.Pitta has become one of the Ravens clutch players and seems to have a knack for big plays. Pitta worked his way up the depth chart. In Pitta’s rookie season he only had one reception and was third on the depth chart behind Heap and Ed Dickson. Pitta quickly rose above that and when the Ravens let go of Heap he became the starter.In Pitta’s second season he had 40 receptions and three touchdowns. It was during Pitta’s second season when Terrell Suggs gave him the nickname “American Express” because he was always where Flacco needed him to be. Pitta’s best season came in 2012 when he had 61 receptions and seven touchdowns. Pitta also had a touchdown in the Super Bowl and was a key play maker during the Ravens Super Bowl run.In 2013 when Pitta was out with a serious injury many questioned if he would be able to come back and play. Pitta did and still had a fine season with 20 receptions and a touchdown in only six games. It was clear to the Ravens that Pitta was hard to replace. While Pitta was injured the Ravens tried to use Dallas Clark and Dickson in the same role. Clark was a good receiver but dropped some key passes and Dickson was a good blocker but struggled in the receiving game.The Ravens are a better offense when Pitta is on the field and Flacco is a much better quarterback when Pitta is on the field. Pitta and Flacco are a pair that are always on the same page and I expect more great things from Pitta going forward. The Baltimore Ravens have had two great tight ends in their history and both have something in common. Both Dennis Pitta and Todd Heap are Mormon… I know off topic but there is your Ravens fun fact. Now on to the profile.Pitta was drafted by the Ravens in 2010 The season that I was lucky enough to cover for WBAL and 98 Rock. Pitta was a fourth-round draft pick and the 114th overall pick in the 2010 draft. Feel free to listen to this old recording of me interviewing Pitta at the bottom of the page.