India amenaza con actuar contra la nueva política de privacidad de WhatsApp Tags Related Bharti Airtel suffered a sixth consecutive quarterly decline in profit during its fiscal Q2 ending 30 September, as an ongoing price war weighed on its key India market.The operator’s net profit for fiscal Q2 2018 fell 77 per cent year-on-year to INR3.43 billion ($52.5 million). A one-time charge of INR1.46 billion for network refarming and upgrades played a part in the decline, Airtel said in a statement.Consolidated revenue for the quarter dropped 11.7 per cent from the comparable 2016 quarter to INR218 billion, with turnover in India falling 13 per cent to INR167 billion, while in Africa revenue rose 2.6 per cent to $782 million.India price warMobile service revenue in India decreased 16.8 per cent year-on-year to INR122.6 billion, with the company stating the segment “continues to experience value erosion and financial stress led by competitive pressures”.The country’s top three mobile players have faced more intense competition since the entry of Reliance Jio in September 2016 and have been forced to reduce data prices.ARPU declined 23 per cent year-on-year to INR154 in the recent quarter.Gopal Vittal, Airtel’s MD and CEO for India and South Asia, said: “The financial stress in the industry continues due to double-digit revenue decline and will be further accentuated by the reduction in IUC [interconnect usage charge] rates in the next quarter. This will eventually force operator consolidation and exits as we have witnessed in the recent past.”The mobile operator, India’s largest with a 23.5 per cent market share, grew its mobile subscriber base 8.5 per cent year-on-year to 282 million. It said mobile broadband subscribers rose 33.6 per cent from fiscal Q2 2017 to 55.2 million in the recent period. Mobile data traffic jumped fourfold year-on-year.It added 78,000 base stations across the India, taking its total to 226,000 at end-September.AfricaIts mobile subscriber base in Africa rose 4.8 per cent year-on-year to nearly 82 million at end-September. Data subscribers increased 20.1 per cent to 21.7 million.The company said cost control initiatives resulted in its underlying EBITDA margin increasing by 9.1 per cent year-on-year to 32.1 per cent.Raghunath Mandava, MD and CEO of Airtel Africa, said data traffic grew 83.8 per cent year-on-year and Airtel Money transaction value expanded 31 per cent to $4.9 billion.The number of Airtel Money customers increased 3.5 per cent to 9.5 million, while the number of transactions during the quarter increased 23.8 per cent to 424 million.Tower assets Airtel’s tower unit reported an 11 per cent rise in revenue to INR16.6 billion. The business had more than 39,000 standalone towers at end-September.Meanwhile, a group of international investors approached Airtel about acquiring a significant stake in its listed tower company Bharti Infratel, The Economic Times reported. Airtel holds a 58 per cent stake in the tower company, which operates about 91,000 towers. Previous ArticleChina retailers discount iPhone 8Next ArticleOrange deputy chief calls for investment focus Joseph Waring AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 01 NOV 2017 Español Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Home Airtel profit drops for 6th straight quarter WhatsApp sues India over new internet regulations Author AfricaBharti-AirtelIndia WhatsApp shrugs off India privacy update pressure
Central Vermont Motorcycles,Vermont Business Magazine The Agency of Natural Resources announced today that Central Vermont Motorcycles, Inc, a powersports dealer and service center in Rutland, is now required to pay a fine of $23,062 for multiple violations of Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations. The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recognizes that many businesses and important industries in Vermont generate some amount of hazardous waste during the normal course of business.Hazardous waste is “generated” when the material has exhausted its useful life and has been stored for disposal. DEC’s Waste Management and Prevention Division is authorized by the US EPA to implement hazardous waste regulations and inspect businesses for compliance, and provides the information and support that generators need to comply with state and federal laws. All non-household generators of hazardous waste are required to comply with baseline regulations that protect the health and safety of their own personnel as well as public health and safety, and the environment. Larger generators have more extensive responsibilities, including specific labeling and storage protocol, personnel training requirements, contingency plans for operators and emergency responders, and detailed recordkeeping.“Because of the potential risks inherent in hazardous waste management, we hold generators responsible for taking proactive steps to protect not only public health and the environment, but also the people managing hazardous waste,” says Emily Boedecker, Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation. “Vermonters expect hazardous waste generators to meet these responsibilities.”During a March 2015 inspection of Central Vermont Motorcycles, DEC personnel identified multiple violations of hazardous waste management regulations. Two 55-gallon drums and dozens of smaller containers were stored on the property and known to hold hazardous materials including bad gasoline, spent antifreeze, and used oil. The actively used waste containers were not stored near the waste generating process, or service activities, which put the waste out of the control of the process operator. The smaller storage containers were stored outside, without protection from rain or snow, and both the drums and containers were not protected from freezing. Additionally, the drums and containers were in various states of disrepair, some were left open, and none were properly marked as hazardous waste. Agency personnel also observed used oil rags were being stored in open, unmarked containers. In addition, staff confirmed the shop burns used oil without first testing to ensure the used oil composition is safe to burn. Finally, Central Vermont Motorcycle staff were unaware of the exact contents of the waste containers, and could not demonstrate sufficient knowledge of required emergency preparedness and response procedures.Following the site visit, the Agency issued Notices of Alleged Violation to Central Vermont Motorcycles with directives for bringing the business into compliance with hazardous waste regulations. For these violations, Central Vermont Motorcycle has agreed to an Assurance of Discontinuance that requires a penalty of $23,062.50. The Assurance was incorporated into a Final Judicial Order on July 25, 2017. Within thirty days of the Order, Central Vermont Motorcycles is required to submit an inventory of hazardous waste onsite, documentation of composition testing of used oil, and photo documentation verifying proper storage and labeling of hazardous waste, including used oil rags.For more information about DEC’s Hazardous Waste Management Program, visit http://dec.vermont.gov/waste-management/hazardous(link is external).Source: ANR 8.2.2017
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPeople across Scotland have helped greatly in tackling coronavirus (COVID-19) by observing restrictions, most importantly to stay at home.Ahead of the Easter weekend, the Scottish Government’s National Clinical Director Jason Leitch has asked people to continue to help, while looking after their physical and mental health.People should only travel for essential reasons such as buying groceries, healthcare, caring responsibilities or essential work.And he said people should find ways to stay mentally and physically active by walking, running or cycling outdoors once a day for up to an hour close to home or by exercising indoors.Professor Leitch said:“The best ways of slowing down the spread of coronavirus is staying at home, social distancing and hand washing so I must thank everyone for all they have been doing so far to keep safe and comply with these stringent measures.“The social distancing guidance has been tough and has seen us all having to adapt to new ways of keeping in touch with friends and family, which is why now more than every it is important for people to exercise and keep mentally and physically active.“But we need to use common sense. Please exercise at home and, if you are going out for a daily walk, run or cycle, stay at least two metres away from people you don’t live with.“Do not be tempted to go for a drive for leisure. This is about going for a short walk locally, a run or a short bike ride, not spending time on your favourite sport or hobby.“If you travel further afield, there is a risk you might come into contact with other people, whether you plan to or not, so please keep this to an absolute minimum. Only use your car to get somewhere if it is unavoidable and please remember that even in these circumstances journeys must be kept short.”Douglas Cairns, Transport Scotland Operator Manager, said:“We know this is not how people would want to be spending their Easter break, but it’s vital that we all play our part in these difficult times by following the guidance and keeping any travel to essential journeys only.“Transport operators have cut back their services to focus on providing support to key workers. The only other reasons you should be travelling are to pick up essential supplies, for healthcare or to carry out caring responsibilities.“You should only be using your car if really need to. The advice is clear so please don’t go for leisure drives even if the weather is good. We must stay at home to help protect the NHS, our families and save lives.”BackgroundGuidance on Staying at home and away from others (socially distancing)NHS Inform guidance on social distancing and tips for staying active.The messaging is being supported through the Stay At Home, Save Lives campaign which is highlighting the importance of social distancing in reducing the spread of the virus.A statement on the importance of using access rights responsibly during COVID-19 was published on the Scottish Government website on Thursday 9 April.
Key players including skipper Steven Luatua, Charles Piutau, Nathan Hughes, Chris Vui, Luke Morahan and Kyle Sinckler alongside homegrown players Andy Uren, Joe Joyce and Callum Sheedy all agree extended terms in a major boost to the Bears.Pat Lam’s men return to league action on Saturday (August 15th) against Saracens at Ashton Gate (4.30pm KO), sitting third in the table with nine rounds left to play – and Director of Rugby, Pat Lam says the news is a testament to the Bears culture fostered at the club. “I said from day one at the club that a key part to building a successful legacy will be recruitment and then retention of our key people. Players who want to go on to play over 200 games for the Bears and drive our game, our leadership and the Bears way for the next generation to come,” said Lam.“Having players develop into quality men who can lead themselves and then positively influence others in our environment and community is vital to our success.“To offer 33 contracts and have 33 accepted is a massive boost to everyone at Bristol Bears. The contract details differ from player to player with flexibility on both sides to allow for what is best for both the player and for the club each year going forward.“It means that we are able to continue to plan long term at the Bears, knowing that the squad are committed to bringing success to the club as we progress on this incredible journey. I’m personally delighted that I will have the opportunity to continue working together with some of them into their fourth, fifth and sixth season at the Bears.“It’s an exciting time for everybody involved, with our new world class ‘Bears High-Performance Centre’ adding to the quality of our work on and off the field. The squad have absolute clarity from the Lansdown family and the senior leadership about what we want to achieve and it’s fantastic to see them drive that ambition.“With the season resumption against the reigning champions tomorrow, this news is a real boost to the players, staff and to our unbelievable community who have backed us throughout this challenging period.”
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