Asia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 25 JUN 2013 China Mobile has launched a tender for suppliers to build its 4G TD-LTE network in China, including the provision of equipment for 207,000 base stations in 31 provinces.The tender was posted online on 21 June and is the largest ever launched by the world’s biggest operator, according to a report in the China Daily newspaper.The tender said China Mobile would not accept agent bidders or those that make critical equipment on an OEM basis. Telecomasia reported that interested parties are required to submit bidding documents and attend a public bid opening on 15 July.According to the China Daily, China Mobile’s capital spending will increase 49 per cent year-on-year to CNY190.2 billion ($30.5 billion). More than half of the company’s network expenditure will go towards 4G in 2013.Alcatel-Lucent China president Yuan Xin told the China Daily he was optimistic of a satisfactory result for the company when China Mobile announces the winning bidders for the contract in the third quarter. He said TD-LTE will be a core foundation of its future business.Ericsson VP for Asia-Pacific Mats Olsson said the company is now interested in the development of TD-LTE in China after previously focusing on FDD-LTE.Analysts have argued that domestic network equipment vendors will have an advantage over foreign companies, with Huawei and ZTE expected to secure more than half of the share of China Mobile’s network build.China Mobile awarded ZTE a contract for the rollout of its TD-LTE network in Beijing, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shenyang in October 2012. Alcatel-Lucent was awarded a contract for three more cities as part of the company’s plan to cover a total of 13 cities with the trial. China Mobile revenue climbs on 5G handset growth Author Related Samsung lights LTE public safety network Previous ArticleRuckus Wireless: Wi-Fi to offer small cells beachheadNext ArticleJasper Wireless warns operators on low-ARPU M2M market China operators lose NYSE delisting appeal 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 Home China Mobile launches huge LTE tender Tim Ferguson 4GChina MobileLTETD-LTETechnology
Huub Cornelissen, Director Energy at FMO, added: “Lumos offers a unique solution for millions of people living with no access to the electricity grid. We support companies, like Lumos, that power developing economies, promote the transition to a low-carbon system and achieve prosperity at scale. Lumos delivers on all three goals and their next phase of growth in Côte d’Ivoire will bring immeasurable benefits to local people in the hardest to reach communities.” Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Read more about:Solar powerCôte d’Ivoire Generation Solar home systems offer a unique power solution to a global market of more than two billion people. Currently, there are 740 million people with poor or no access to the electricity grid in sub-Saharan Africa. The new funding will enable Lumos to produce tens of thousands of solar home systems to grow its existing customer base and meet fast-growing demand from homes and businesses across the country. Approximately 9 million people (33% of the population) in Côte d’Ivoire live without access to the grid. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Solar home system provider, Lumos, has secured new funding from Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, FMO, to expand its provision of solar home systems in Côte d’Ivoire. TAGSCôte d’Ivoiresolar power Previous articleWorld Bank programme to enable electricity trade in West AfricaNext articleIs blockchain the enabler of cross-border energy trading? Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Image credit: Lumos Finance and Policy It is estimated that 200,000 people will benefit from access to energy through the distribution solar home systems. The solar technology will enable people to switch from dangerous, expensive kerosene lanterns to reliable, clean energy, contributing to economic growth and sustainable development in the West African country. BRICS Renee Comoe Seka, CEO at Lumos Côte d’Ivoire, commented: “Access to reliable energy is critical for economic growth. The new funding from FMO will enable hundreds of thousands of people to benefit from reliable, sustainable and affordable energy. FMO is a pioneering institution and shares our commitment to harness the market demand and lift people out of poverty. Our joint ambition is to provide power for everyone.” UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development
Sharing is caring! Tweet 172 Views no discussions Share Rodex Lander received the 2014 Minister’s AwardThe Ministry of Tourism and the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) awarded two deserving parties in the tourism sector on April 30, 2014 at the launch of Tourism Awareness Month at the Evergreen Hotel.Rodex Lander received the 2014 Minister’s Award while Ken’s Hinterland Adventure Tours and Taxi Services Ltd more commonly known as KHATTS, was awarded the 2014 DDA Director’s Award.Lander, who was an agricultural officer for 19 years, commenced development of family property in Atkinson with other family members in 1988.Olive’s Guesthouse eventually came into being inclusive of a craft shop, restaurant and bungalows.He was very involved in community tourism and although now retired, spends his retirement years visiting schools in the northeast lecturing students about the importance of community tourism.Lander motivates the students to join tourism groups in their various communities and to look at the various aspects of their communities that are unique so that they could package it for the benefit for the tourism industry.“He is very instrumental in securing funding for tourism groups particularly in the Northeast. He is an advocate for the development of tourism sites in Dominica…last year he brought a number of resource persons to visit all of those tourism sites…throughout the entire north and northeast,” Minister for Tourism Ian Douglas said.Douglas added that the growth of community tourism in Dominica is in part due to the steadfast resolve, passion and the commitment that Lander has to see not only community tourism but tourism in general grow and develop in Dominica.Ken George Dill of Ken’s Hinterland Adventure Tours and Taxi Services Ltd (KHATTS)Moreover, KHATTS was presented with the DDA Director’s Award according to DDA’s head of product development, Kathleen Cuffy which focuses on vacation experiences.KHATTS, a longstanding partner in the sector of tour operations and ground handling is a destination management company specializing in adventure activities and representation services for overseas based tour operators and universities.The company began operating twenty years ago catering to the needs of visitors to Dominica and has worked and represented numerous tour operators and travel agents such as Thomas Cook, Trips Worldwide and Virgin Holidays in the UK; the Nature Conservancy and Caribbean Connections in the US, Air Canada Vacations and HP Nature Tours in Canada, Air Tours in Germany and Indigo Tours in Holland.They have also worked with local and regional hotels such as El Canario Hotel in Puerto Rico, the Fort Young Hotel, Castle Comfort Lodges, Evergreen, Anchorage Hotel, Sunset Bay and Papilotte Retreat in Dominica.KHATTS has been the tour operator and ground handling of choice for universities such as Clemson University, Boston University and Texas University.“They’ve worked very well in the industry and we recognize that,” Cuffy said.Ken George Dill who received the award on his company’s behalf expressed gratitude for the recognition.“I am deeply grateful and thankful for the recognition which you have shown to me,” he said and added that the award is not for him but the entire KHATTS team “who has been instrumental and indefatigable in their efforts for the building of the organization.”He added that it is due to the contribution of the company’s team that they have received recognition such as these over their period of operation.Tourism Awareness Month is observed annually in May to under the banner ‘Tourism is Everybody’s Business, Let’s Play Our Part’, reminding all Dominicans of their role in maintaining and developing a stake in the tourism industry.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Two awarded as Tourism Awareness Month commences by: – April 30, 2014 Share Share
VERY TOP PHOTO: Gabe St. John (L) and Mason Dople (R)NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR (WLAF) – Campbell County Middle School Fishing Team members Mason Dople and Gabe St. John won the Bass Federation’s Junior State Championship in May on Chickamauga Lake in south Tennessee. Their coach, Mike King, said, “They weighed in 12.59 lbs for the impressive win, and that sent them on to the Nationals in August on the Arkansas River.Pro bass fisherman Hank Parker (M) takes time for a photo with St. John (L) and Dople (R).The Nationals began Thursday at North Little Rock, Arkansas, with Dople and St. John representing Campbell County in the TBF FLW Junior World Championship. It’s a three-day tournament. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/09/2019-6AM-PHOTO COURTESY OF COACH MIKE KING)Share this:FacebookTwitter
Back-to-school season is here. It’s a time for parents to gather school supplies and backpacks. It’s also the perfect time to make sure your children are up to date on their vaccines.To celebrate the importance of immunizations for people of all ages—and make sure children are protected with all the vaccines they need as they go back to school—the Jackson County Department of Public Health is joining with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month.“Getting children all of the vaccines recommended by the CDC’s immunization schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their children from serious diseases,” said Carla Morgan, Nursing Supervisor. “If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to check with the Health Department or your child’s doctor to find out what vaccines your child needs.”Vaccines protect against a number of serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for diseases and can also spread diseases to others in their classrooms and community—including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer or other health conditions.Talk to the Health Department or to your child’s doctor to find out which vaccines are recommended for them before going back to school.Parents and caregivers can find out more about the recommended vaccines by visiting http://health.jacksonnc.org/immunizations or calling the Health Department at 828-586-8994 today.
Recap: Responsive HTML Emails, RWD Summit 2014: My notes from Justine Jordan’s RWD Summit presentation on responsive HTML emails with strategies and tips for working with multiple email applications.What I Found InterestingOften Be Coding: Engineer and architect Magee Mooney shares her tips for creating your own personal “Coding Practice”—the environment, work area, schedule, and community that allows you to grow and meet your personal goals.This is what the media’s gender gap really looks like: With men reporters dominating the media industry (63 percent men vs. 36 percent women, according to the Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2014 report), how does that impact the news that’s reported? Content Quality Checklist: Use this free resource to check the quality of your content, with guidelines for usefulness and relevance, clarity and accuracy, completeness, voice and style.AccessibilityCVAA with Larry Goldberg: Sarah Horton interviews Larry Goldberg about the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA). They discuss what web professionals need to know about CVAA and where to look for guidance on CVAA compliance.I Will Tell You Later: If you’re publishing video or audio online, caption it before you publish it, says Sveta Kouznetsova. Make it accessible to everyone, not just those who can hear.Dropping the Ball on Disabilities: This post by Allie Grasgreen, highlighting the challenges and barriers students with disabilities face in the classroom, generated a lot of discussion in the comments from faculty and college disability services providers. Good read. Welcome to my weekly roundup of web design and development resources. Each week I gather my favorite resources and news from the past week for user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, HTML, and responsive design and compile it into a resource post. In this week’s roundup, you’ll learn how slow pages on mobile devices hurt the entire user experience, find out what web professionals need to know about the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, discover how to implement responsive images in WordPress and more.Today’s photo is from my yard, showing the maple tree buds bursting. It’s wonderful to see this sure sign of spring in southeastern Michigan. Favorite Tweet”The Web is changing so fast, the only way to keep up with everything is to do it together. Share what you know.” @elefontpress #RWDsummit— Brad Frost (@brad_frost) April 3, 2014User ExperienceHow Slow Pages Hurt the Entire User Experience [slides]: Slides from Tammy Everts RWD Summit 2014 presentation on how mobile users interactions on ecommerce sites are affected by slow performance. How To Learn WordPress in a Week (For Free!):Given you’ve used WordPress and are familiar with HTML, CSS, and some PHP, this step-by-step guide for intermediate users from WPMU lays out seven days of training where you’ll learn about the Codex, developing themes and plugins, hosting, backups, search engine optimization, customization, and the WordPress community. Responsive DesignHassle-Free Responsive Images for WordPress: Tim Evko describes how you can add responsive image functionality to WordPress with his plugin, which offers support for shortcodes. Note: his plugin is hosted on Github, not the WordPress repository. Case Study: RNIB: In this case study, Precedent describes the goals and objectives of the responsive redesign of the Royal National Institute of Blind People website. Easy to remember rule for CSS/Sass nesting: same as Inception rule. Never go more than 4 layers deep. #RWDsummit— Veronica Dyer (@veronicawindus) April 3, 2014 April Fool’s Surprise: Sears circa 1897: While April Fool’s online jokes were everywhere this week, I loved the backstory behind the Sears home page, what the UX team created, and the support they received from business stakeholders. Bringing Responsive Images to Browsers: Though the post was published on April Fool’s Day, the news about bringing responsive images to the browser is true. With funding provided through an Indiegogo campaign, Yoav Weiss will work on the Blink and WebKit implementations of picture. With Firefox’s implementation expected soon, picture support is expected for Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and possibly Safari, within the year.An Event Apart: The Future of Responsive Typography: Luke Wroblewski shares his notes from Nick Sherman’s responsive typography presentation this week at An Event Apart in Seattle. Nick discussed the challenges of typography on the web, shared three tips for improving web typography, and highlighted media query functionality.CSS and HTMLThe Power of Em Units in CSS: Did you know when em inits are declared on child elements that don’t have a font-size defined, the child elements will inherit font-size from the parent element? It is a good thing that technology & its access is allowing usage to level the playing field for all humanity. In #a11y & elsewhere— Lawrence Meckan (@absalomedia) April 4, 2014 Web Accessibility Tutorials: The W3C have started a new set of accessibility tutorials for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Note: the tutorials are an in-progress, unapproved draft which currently include tutorials for images, tables, forms, and sliders/carousels.WordPressHow to Fetch Feeds in WordPress Using WP RSS Aggregator: Using the WP RSS Aggregator plugin, you can create an aggregation website for a specific topic,import feeds as posts or custom post types, and keyword filter sources.Distraction Free Writing Mode Will Be Responsive in WordPress 3.9: If you’ve been frustrated with the editor getting cut off in Distraction Free Writing Mode when you’re on small screens, you’ll be happy with the fix coming in version 3.9 that will patch the issue. Status Update On The WordPress Front-end Editor and How You Can Help: Are you a developer, or can you test and give feedback on a plugin whose goal is to merge the frontend and backend editors into one? Janneke Van Dorpe, the only person working on the WordPress Front End Editor, could use your help. If a user has a bad experience w/ your brand on mobile, they’ll assume all digital experiences w/ your brand will be bad. #ux #umsldigital— MD (@_MDigital) April 2, 2014 The Best Online Tools To Know Everything About a Website: Want to learn whether a site uses WordPress? Curious about what organic keywords your competition is using? Check out this list of helpful online tools to learn more about a website.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedWeekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: April 3, 2015In this week’s roundup of web design and development resources, you’ll learn about ten threats to the quality of online research, find out how StoryCorps uses WordPress to enable storytelling, learn about the features in Project Spartan, and more. Each Friday I publish a post with my favorite resources for…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: January 2, 2015Welcome to the new year! If this is your first time visiting my blog, each Friday I publish a weekly roundup of the latest web design and development resources for user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, HTML, and responsive design. In this week’s roundup, you’ll learn four simple ways to improve…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: December 5, 2014An in-depth look at the design decisions of the Google and Apple map applications, announcement of the second edition of the Responsive Web Design book, and alternatives for adding related content to your posts/pages are a few of the resources you’ll find in this week’s roundup of web design and…In “Web design & development links”
Security policy is like a seatbelt. It will not protect you every time, but it is guaranteed to fail if you choose not to use it.No security policy is perfect. In fact, it should be a continuously evolving body of work which is improved as the industry changes and learns. The biggest challenge is not the exactness of the policies; rather it is the awareness and consistent adoption by the employees. An appropriate level of effort must be directed at the successful marketing and support by the target audience.It may not be sexy, but policy can empower the Management support and maintenance of policy are key factors in leveraging this tool. Clear and straightforward verbiage coupled with sufficient marketing saturation can deliver necessary awareness to affect behaviors. With employee support of security principles, an organization takes a great step forward in achieving an optimal security posture. So am I contributing to the problem of over simplifying security? Or am I reaching out to those who might not take an inordinate amount of time necessary to understand the complexities and nuances of our industry? You decide and feel free to share your knowledge-nuggets.A Company’s Greatest Security Threat and Asset Everyone wants information security to be easy. Wouldn’t it be nice if it were simple enough to fit snugly inside a fortune cookie? Well, although I don’t try to promote such foolish nonsense, I do on occasion pass on readily digestible nuggets to reinforce security principles and get people thinking how security applies to their environment. Common SenseI think the key to fortune cookie advice is ‘common sense’ in the context of security. It must be simple, succinct, and make sense to everyone, while conveying important security aspects.Here is my Fortune Cookie advice for August:
Advances in tablet technology have transitioned some devices from being primarily for simple media consumption to becoming full-fledged mobile offices. New tablets afford professionals the flexibility to work from just about anywhere, but some still have limitations in the productivity and collaboration realms. There’s a lot of options, so which one should you chose? In a recent study by Principled Technologies, the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 displayed some impressive results compared to a new Apple iPad Air running Office 365 natively, Samsung Chromebook, and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.SmarterIn the study, the Surface Pro 2 offered the most comprehensive Office 365 experience, while other devices offered minimal or non-existent support for the software. With Microsoft Office 365 still the gold standard for productivity, it makes sense to keep compatibility with the suite top of mind when deciding which tablet is right for you.In addition to offering a full Microsoft Office experience, the Surface Pro 2 lets you truly untether yourself. Any Office 365 work done on the Surface Pro 2 platform syncs automatically the next time you connect. Of the devices tested, only the Surface Pro 2 gives full offline access to your files.FasterWith so many platforms to choose from, it’s important to make a decision based on performance. The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 not only offers a full Office 365 experience, it also opens office documents significantly faster than the iPad Air and Chromebook. The time to open an Office document from an email on a Surface Pro 2 was 88% faster than on an iPad air. The other devices tested could not even support the task.Less time spent waiting for documents to download and open helps eliminate lag in your busy day. Using Office 365 on the Intel-powered Surface Pro 2 lets professionals spend more time focusing on the work that really matters and less on trying to get things to work.TogetherSince the Surface Pro 2 offers a complete Office 365 experience, you can collaborate like you’re on a PC. Work in multiple documents, spreadsheets, and presentations simultaneously, and take full advantage of full Office 365 features such as tracked changes, pivot tables in spreadsheets, and multimedia presentations.With information security a serious consideration in modern business, it’s important to make sure your platforms are meeting standards. In addition to offering full collaboration capabilities, the Surface Pro 2 was the only device in the study that offered encryption for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Click here for more from the table comparison study.
Bangladesh left-arm quick Mustafizur Rahman took 4-37 on debut and just missed a hat trick as South Africa was bowled out for 248 on the first day of the first test on Tuesday.Legspinner Jubair Hossain, with 3-53, also dented the progress of the Proteas, who slumped from 136-1, and scored at less than three runs per over.Another big contributor was fast bowler Mohammad Shahid, who was wicketless but brought pressure by conceding only 34 runs in 17 overs, and notching nine maidens in his fourth test.Temba Bavuma top-scored for South Africa with 54, the only half-century. Faf du Plessis made 48, and opener Dean Elgar 47.Bangladesh was 7-0 in two overs by stumps.Fresh from a first series loss to Bangladesh in one-day internationals, the visitors made fluent progress in the first session after winning the toss, posting 104-1 by lunch.Opener Stiaan van Zyl scored a brisk 34 in an opening stand of 58, the only wicket to fall in the morning. Elgar and Du Plessis took South Africa to lunch, after which they stalled.They added 78 for the second wicket, then were removed within three balls.Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam delivered one with extra bounce, and Elgar nicked behind. Wicketkeeper Liton Das dived to his right to take the catch at his second attempt. Elgar hit three fours in his 111-ball knock.In the immediate next over, another left-arm spinner, Shakib Al Hasan, dismissed Du Plessis with a straighter delivery which trapped him. Du Plessis sent the ball five times across the boundary rope in his 122-ball stay at the crease.advertisementSouth Africa had to claw for runs in the session, but captain Hashim Amla and Bavuma appeared settled and reviving the side until Mustafizur sparked a collapse, taking three wickets in just four deliveries.Amla was his maiden test wicket with an edge behind on 13, and JP Duminy was hit on his front pad next ball for a duck, and didn’t survive Bangladesh’s video appeal. Quinton de Kock blocked the hat-trick ball, then was late to the next one and lost his off stump. South Africa was 173-6.Bavuma occupied the crease for a career-best score, while his teammates regularly departed.He was the last batsman out, offering a simple catch to Jubair at deep midwicket off Mustafizur. Bavuma hit five fours in his 108-ball 59.Mustafizur Rahman was outstanding. He gets 4 wickets for 37 in the 1st inns on his debut. #BANvSA #riseofthetigers pic.twitter.com/4KxlC7hkYI Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) July 21, 2015