Home EU regulatory body slams Kroes’ reform proposals BEREC, which represents the EU’s 28 national regulatory authorities (NRAs), says proposals for a single telecoms market are “being rushed through the European legislature without proper explanation and full exploration of its potential consequences”.No doubt miffed it didn’t play a bigger part in the consultation process to help shape the measures put forward by Neelie Kroes – EU’s digital chief – BEREC argues that the draft regulation may well jeopardise competition and investment.While lauding the objectives of a single market, BEREC says the reforms represent “a shift away from the current approach [based on pro-competitive regulation] towards one that favours market consolidation”.Curiously, however, there was nothing specific in Kroes’ reform package about making tie-ups between operators any easier.BEREC nonetheless claimed the Europe telecoms sector was “not quite as bleak as has been suggested” and Kroes’ plans risked undermining the legal certainty needed by companies to invest.(Quoting OECD figures (August 2012), BEREC points out that some of the most competitive markets in Europe offer mobile communication at half the price of the US.)BEREC is also concerned that the proposals represent a “substantial shift” in the balance of power between the commission, member states and NRA in the commission’s favour.“These proposals risk undermining the ability of national regulators, whether acting individually or collectively, to take appropriate and proportionate regulatory action in all the relevant markets,” stated BEREC.In response to the criticisms, Kroes, quoted by the Financial Times, said all feedback would be carefully looked at: “BEREC’s input has been essential in the drafting of the regulation, and they’ll remain essential in the implementation, no doubt about it,” she said.For its part, however, BEREC clearly felt it didn’t play an active role in the consultation process. “We would have welcomed the opportunity to cooperate with the commission during the conception and elaboration of this legislative initiative, which was also not subject to a public consultation, and therefore did not benefit from the input of consumers, industry players and national regulators,” said the body.As a result, argues BEREC, the commission did not have the opportunity to test the extent to which its proposals would deliver on its stated objectives, or the extent to which they are operationally feasible or effective, or have unintended consequences. Author BerecNeelie KroesRegulatory Related Previous ArticleAT&T looking at $5B tower saleNext ArticleNFC-based wallet initiative launched in Austria Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 18 SEP 2013 EC moots post-roaming rate regime EC warns against prioritising traffic during Covid crisis Ken Wieland Tags Regulators outline final EU roaming rules
Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Army National Guard (VTARNG) is seeking out caterers available in the Northern Vermont area that are willing to provide catering services for training sessions that last between two and four weeks. Generally, VTARNG has between 75 to 125 students that require 3 meals a day during each session. Typically the VTARNG has 9 or 10 sessions a year.Vendors providing catering service to the VTARNG need to be able to provide all food, equipment, and staff to setup and run a cafeteria style dining operation. The VTARNG will provide the space for vendors to set up their feeding operations.All interested vendors will have to be registered in the governments System for Award Management (www.sam.gov(link is external)) and accept electronic funds transfers (ETF) using Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF) e-business suite (https://wawf.eb.mil(link is external)).Government solicitations to vendors above $25,000 must be advertised on the Governmentwide Point of Entry (GPE), which is primarily Federal Business Opportunities (https://www.fbo.gov(link is external)) or FedBid (www.FedBid.com(link is external) which is not a government agency).For technical help with small and startup businesses, visit the Small Business Administration (https://www.sba.gov(link is external)) and/or the State of Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development’s: Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at (http://accd.vermont.gov/economic-development/programs/ptac(link is external)).In the near future the VTARNG is planning on posting solicitations between $15,000 and $25,000 on the VTARNG public website (www.vtguard.com(link is external)).
OK, now Crestron and Control4 have to take Savant seriously, as they just signed a definitive agreement to purchase GE Lighting, a division of GE (NYSE: GE). Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.Savant Founder and CEO Robert Madonna said, “Savant’s mission from the start has been to create the number one smart home brand in the world, and I am confident that the acquisition of GE Lighting has moved us significantly toward that ultimate goal. We are committed to ensuring that GE Lighting’s long history of industry leadership continues while bringing exceptional value and reliability to retail partners and consumers as the number one intelligent lighting company worldwide. Never before has connectivity, security, intelligent lighting and entertainment, all enjoyed within the comforts of home, been more top of mind with consumers.”GE Chairman and CEO H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., said, “Today’s transaction is another important step in the transformation of GE into a more focused industrial company. Our GE Lighting colleagues will join a fast-growing leader in home automation that shares their passion for bringing the future to light. Together with Savant, GE Lighting will continue its legacy of innovation, while we at GE will continue to advance the infrastructure technologies that are core to our company and draw on the roots of our founder, Thomas Edison.”GE Lighting’s portfolio includes home lighting and smart home solutions. It will remain headquartered in Cleveland, and its more than 700 employees will transfer to Savant upon completion of the transaction.Savant’s current products and solutions span lighting, security, climate and whole-house entertainment. Its lines include smart speakers and energy management. While the acquisition of GE Lighting will broaden both companies’ market reach, according to Savant, the company will continue to invest heavily in the development of the most advanced products, solutions, and services for this market.The proposed transaction includes a long-term licensing agreement for the use of the GE brand. The deal is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close mid-2020.
ON June 22 the European Commission adopted a ’Communication’ on transport policy. Essentially, this is a mid-term review of the White Paper published in September 2001.In general terms the review finds that change in the European transport sector is much slower than anticipated, with no appreciable shift in the share of rail and road traffic expected until 2020. Zolt
WiTricity is working with General Motors (GM) to test an advanced wireless charging system prototype for electric vehicles. The companies are working together to test WiTricity’s Drive 11 park and charge system, designed for maximum efficiency and interoperability across vehicle platforms. The prototype testing focuses on wireless charging systems at 7.7 and 11 kW charge rates, capable of charging both battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and extended range electric vehicles (EREVs), and is intended to comply with standards proposed by SAE International’s J2954 Committee.GM is committed to offering customers a variety of electrification solutions, including a great charging experience. To improve understanding of real world performance and the challenges integrating this technology into vehicles, GM is testing WiTricity’s prototype wireless charging system, which allows a driver to simply pull into his or her garage and automatically receive power from a source below the vehicle. The system design works across all plug-in electric vehicle platforms and can be deployed as a “floor pad” in a consumer’s garage, as well as installed under pavement to provide wireless charging in public and commercial parking lots.WiTricity is committed to catalyzing EV adoption through flexible park and charge experiences. The company is working with major automakers and Tier 1 suppliers to bring the next generation of wireless EV charging to a commercial reality. Licensing agreements have been announced with Toyota, Delphi, TDK, IHI and BRUSA. WiTricity is also collaborating directly with leading carmakers to drive global standards for wireless charging systems. Standards initiatives the company is involved in include the SAE International, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), STILLE and China Automotive Technology & Research Center (CATARC).
What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels THIS is the spectacular mansion Mike Tyson abandoned after his rapid fall from grace.The former professional boxer – who was convicted of rape in 1992 – had no choice but to sell this palatial property as financial ruin loomed, and the imposing Ohio mansion has since been converted into a CHURCH.Mike Tyson’s former mansion has since been transformed into a churchCredit: imgur / www.illicitohio.comA former house of pain is now the house of the LordCredit: YoutubeThe Living Word Sanctuary Church have converted Tyson’s tiger cages into a pavilionCredit: YoutubeDisgraced Mike Tyson was forced to sell up after encountering serious money issuesCredit: AP:Associated PressThe self-declared “baddest man on the planet” once called this huge property home, but the former heavyweight champion had no choice but to sell up in 1999, after being dogged by controversy and money woes.And the luxurious, if dusty, mansion has since been transformed into The Living Word Sanctuary Church’s home.Living Word Pastor Nicholas DeJacimo told the Warren Tribune-Chronicle: “The property had been untouched for 10 years.“You had so much grass you could have sold it for hay.”The delapidated pool has since been turned into a sanctuary while the living room is now a gathering place.Remnants of the 53-year-old’s time still remain with the basketball court still intact.The old fireplace has since been turned into an indoor waterfall while the four-bay garage is now classrooms and a nursery. And the tall steel cages where Tyson kept his famous four tigers have been dismantled for a pavilion.Iron Make once had gates erected bearing his nameCredit: imgur / www.illicitohio.comPrevious snaps showed the mansion’s gold-plated fittings, situated behind an imposing gate with Tyson’s name emblazoned on it.The property was still an impressive sight, despite the run-down state and dilapidated interior it had became years after the brutal boxer sold it for £870k.In Tyson’s day, the mansion boasted five bedrooms and a full-size pool and Jacuzzi alongside its tiger cages and basketball court, with the entire pad decked out with crystal chandeliers.The delipidated pool has since been turned into a sanctuaryCredit: imgur / www.illicitohio.comThe marble interior had been sliding into a state of disrepairCredit: imgur / www.illicitohio.comTyson was convicted of rape in 1992, and sentenced to six years in prison, but was released after serving three years.He is best known for biting part of Evander Holyfield’s ear off during a high profile bout in 1997, and the disgraced star was forced to declare bankruptcy in 2003 after racking up millions in debts.In his prime… rapist Mike Tyson is rumoured to be millions in debtCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdThe house was decked out with chandeliers and tiger cages in its primeCredit: imgur / www.illicitohio.comThe house fetched over a million dollars when Tyson sold itCredit: imgur / www.illicitohio.comMike Tyson aged 14 breaks down in tears before fight and then wins by spectacular first round knockout Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Football player touch female referee s breast!
“Beavis and Butt-Head Do America”/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Beavis and Butt-Head is coming back.“It seemed like the time was right to get stupid again.” That’s the word from Mike Judge, the guy who shot to fame with the MTV animated phenomenon about two dopey, titular high school buds, before going on to create King of the Hill, the beloved live action cult classics Office Space and Idiocracy, and the acclaimed HBO hit Silicon Valley.Judge inked a deal with Comedy Central to write, produce and, of course, voice the new B&B, this time for Comedy Central. Beavis and Butt-Head launched on MTV in 1993 with a series of janky-looking animated shorts — the likes of which would never pass in today’s society, like Frog Baseball — before the series took on a life of its own, interspersed with the boys making fun of music videos. Because those were still a thing in 1993.Beavis and Butt-Head spawned a hit movie, with the 1996 road trip flick Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, which spawned a hit soundtrack, to boot. The culture clash of then and now appears central to the “reimagined” show, according to Comedy Central, which teases, “In this new iteration, Beavis and Butt-Head are entering a whole new Gen Z world.” Adds Chris McCarthy, president of Entertainment & Youth Group at Comedy Central, “Beavis and Butt-Head were a defining voice of a generation, and we can’t wait to watch as they navigate the treacherous waters of a world light-years from their own.”By Stephen IervolinoCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Scott Boras today on McCullers Jr.: “Lance knew he had to have Tommy John surgery; he knew that in August. …Dr. ElAttrache told him, ‘You can throw an inning. You’re not going to want to throw the second inning because it’s going to hurt that bad, but you can throw an inning.'”— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) November 8, 2018McCullers left a start in August against the Dodgers with what the Astros called “right elbow discomfort.” He returned to Houston’s bullpen in September, and threw more than an inning just one time in eight outings.He threw 1 1/3 in Game 4 of the ALCS agast the Red Sox. Lance McCullers Jr. injury update: Astros starter will miss 2019 after Tommy John surgery Related News The Astros announced Tuesday that starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. underwent Tommy John surgery this week, and according to agent Scott Boras, McCullers knew he needed to go under the knife for a long time.”Lance knew he had to have Tommy John surgery; he knew that in August,” Boras said Wednesday, via MLB.com. “Dr. (Neal) ElAttrache told him, ‘You can throw an inning. You’re not going to want to throw the second inning because it’s going to hurt that bad, but you can throw an inning.'” Boras said the Astros understood McCullers’ situation and it was the 2012 first-round pick who wanted to continue to pitch.”When Lance knew he could throw an inning, he went to Jeff (Luhnow) and told the staff, ‘I want to be a part of this.'” Boras said. “(The) Astros were aware of it and they did a good job of keeping his innings low and they really allowed him to fulfill the expectation he wanted.”McCullers will miss the 2019 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He will not be an unrestricted free agent until 2022.
•Trout is signed through 2020. His base salary this season is $20,083,000. That increases to $35,083,000 next season.•The Dodgers are No. 1 again in this week’s ESPN rankings of the major league’s 30 teams. Houston is No. 2. The Angels moved up from No. 16 last week to No. 13 this week.•The rankings include a brief analysis of each team. The brief analysis on the Dodgers included: “Justin Turner’s .382 batting average leads the majors and — if he maintains it — would be the highest at the All-Star break since Nomar Garciaparra’s .389 and Todd Helton’s .383 in 2000.”•That is why I voted for Turner on the “All-Star Game Final Vote” that concludes Thursday at MLB.com.•The brief analysis on the Angels included: “The Angels have clawed their way back to second place in the AL West with the help of a bullpen that has been one of the best in baseball since the start of June, while journeyman Ricky Nolasco hasn’t allowed a run in his past 15⅓ innings after a couple of rough starts.” What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here …•It’s easy to see why Mike Trout sought to make the All-Star Game his first post-thumb-injury game. Nobody has more fun playing baseball than Trout, and the All-Star Game is the most-fun event in the sport. But all along the targeted first game should have been an Angels game.•This isn’t questioning Trout’s dedication to the Angels. The way he goes full-tilt boogie for every ball hit his direction in the outfield, the way he risks his body slamming into outfield walls, the way he runs the bases and his interaction with fans, he is the ultimate team-first guy. That’s what made it odd that Tuesday’s All-Star Game was considered a first-game possibility.•Trout is tied with Rod Carew and Jim Fregosi for most All-Star Game selections in Angels history, with six. Trout and Carew are the only Angels to be voted as starters for five straight All-Star games. If healthy, Trout breaks both records in 2018. Then Trout breaks those records again in ’19, and ’20 and … well … Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error •Cody Bellinger is the first Dodgers non-pitcher to be selected to the All-Star Game as a rookie.•This is a reminder that the All-Star Game result no longer decides whether the American League or National League gets home-field advantage in the World Series. The team with the superior regular-season record will have World Series home-field advantage.•Incentive to win in the All-Star Game remains and goes beyond league pride. The winning team’s players get $20,000 each. Losers get nothing.•Going into Tuesday, the Dodgers had hit seven grand slams this season. The franchise record is 10 set in 2010, the National League record is 12 (Atlanta in 1997 and St. Louis in 2000) and the MLB record is 14 (Oakland in 2000 and Cleveland in ’06).•Angels pinch-hitters were batting .196 (9 for 46) through Monday, tied for ninth among the 15 American League teams. They don’t have a lot of hitting depth on the bench. Detroit led the league in pinch-hitting batting average, at .304 (14 for 46).•In the National League, where having good pinch-hitters is part of roster planning, Cardinals pinch-hitters were batting a league-leading .345 (39 for 113) through Sunday. Dodgers pinch-hitters were batting .260 (34 for 131), fourth in the league.•Pirates 17th-round draft pick Mason Martin, a Washington state high school outfielder, signed Monday for $350,000. The Brewers in 1977 signed their first-round pick Paul Molitor for $77,500. Molitor played 21 seasons and is in the 3,000-hit club and the Hall of Fame.•Wimbledon began Monday and concludes July 16. The women’s singles semifinals are July 13 and the women’s singles final is July 15. The men’s singles semifinals are July 14 and the men’s final is July 16.•Roger Federer is the men’s singles favorite, at 2-1, followed by Andy Murray (4-1) and Rafael Nadal (9-2). Petra Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova are the women’s co-favorites, at 9-2. Venus Williams is at 14-1.•Those odds come from the Daily Mirror newspaper, in London. The newspapers there, still thick and vigorous, go all-out with their Wimbledon coverage.•ESPN has the TV rights to all of Wimbledon. Also, live streaming is at ESPN.com and on the ESPN app. The days of NBC covering the weekend action are gone.•Racing at Del Mar begins July 19 and continues through Sept. 4. The track is open Wednesday through Sunday during the meeting.•The Chargers supplied the tickets, and the costs for them, for last week’s Orange County All-Star Football Classic. They were big tickets, 3.5 inches by 9 inches. The 2017 Chargers preseason and regular-season schedules were on the back, as were the team’s website, telephone number and “Fight for LA.”•Tickets at StubHub.com for the Seattle-Chargers preseason game Aug. 13 at StubHub Center start at $52.78 before fees as of this writing. That’s for a corner end zone seat, row C, so it’s close to the field but not a terrific view of the entire field.•TheRams.com/Tickets is the portal for checking out Rams season tickets. It’s user-friendly.•Jordan Palmer, the private quarterback coach working with USC’s Sam Darnold to improve Darnold’s throwing set-up and delivery, was a fine quarterback 16 years ago at Mission Viejo High. Palmer received plenty of high-level quarterback instruction there from Mission Viejo coach Bob Johnson and Johnson’s sons and assistant coaches Bret and Rob.•The Clippers re-signed Blake Griffin for five years and $173 million. That is much too generous for a guy who is such an unsteady [email protected]