4 Sep

No service: Vodafone customers irate after it ditches free wifi on the Tube

first_imgNow Vodafone has switched off access for its customers. whatsapp Irate Vodafone customers vented their frustration on Twitter. Tags: Transport for London Virgin Vodafone Group Vodafone’s London customers voiced their frustration today after discovering the telecoms company had left a multi-company deal that gives commuters free wifi access at Tube stations. Vodafone customers will now have to pay for wifi passes if they want to check emails, read websites or stream music while they wait for the next Tube. Prices are from £3 per day. Vodafone customers will no longer be able to get connected for free on the London Underground Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeUnify Health Labs Multi-GI 5 SupplementRandy Jackson: This 3 Minute Routine Transformed My HealthUnify Health Labs Multi-GI 5 SupplementUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoAll Things Auto | Search AdsMost Affordable Camper VansAll Things Auto | Search AdsUndoNational Injury BureauJury Finds Roundup Responsible For Lymphoma | Bayer To Pay $10 BillionNational Injury BureauUndoUnify Health LabsRandy Jackson: “This Drink Is Like A Powerwash For Your Gut”Unify Health LabsUndoTop Walk-In-Tubs | Search AdsHere’s the Average Price of a Walk In TubTop Walk-In-Tubs | Search AdsUndoGameday NewsMichael Oher Tells A Whole Different Story About ‘The Blind Side’Gameday NewsUndomoneywise.comKirkland Products That Are Actually Big Brands In Disguisemoneywise.comUndobonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comUndo Even politicians have started weighing in: Madeline Dunne said: “Vodafone has removed its wifi from the tube. VERY annoying.” Deplatformed: Vodafone customers seethe after it ditches free wifi deal on Tube On its website Vodafone said: “We are no longer continuing our WiFi services on the London Underground. We will still continue to supply 4G on the Jubilee line between North Greenwich and Westminster and are continuing to invest our network above ground across London.” Josh Martin Under the deal, which started in 2012, major UK mobile networks allowing their customers to access this broadband on the Tube platform by joining the Virgin Media WiFi account. Also Read: Altice UK takes 12.1 percent stake in BT but ‘does not intend’ takeover Share Monday 21 June 2021 6:51 pm whatsapp Bryan Wall tweeted when he found out that he could no longer connect: “Kept that one quiet! Might have to check out other networks that don’t pull the rug from under me. Bill same; service worse.”last_img read more

18 Aug

A Pop-Up Drive-In Is Coming to the Rose Bowl in July

first_imgFilmThings to DoA Pop-Up Drive-In Is Coming to the Rose Bowl in JulyClassic movies, kids movies, stand-up comedy, and more, all from the comfort of your COVID-free carBy Gwynedd Stuart – June 23, 20202158ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItLocal movie theaters are gearing up to reopen in July, but if breathing other people’s air doesn’t appeal just yet, a car-bound viewing experience might be in order.Jane Rosenthal and Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Film is hosting pop-up drive-ins in New York, Texas, and at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The Rose Bowl schedule runs from July 2 through 26 and is stacked with classic movies (Jaws, The Goonies), kids movies (Spy Kids, Inside Out), new indies (Andy Samberg’s Palm Springs), new documentaries (Tangled Roots), and even stand-up comedy nights.Pop-up drive-ins have gained popularity in recent years, like San Fernando Valley booster organization My Valley Pass’s Summer Drive-In Nights in Lake Balboa Park and the pop-up on the top floor of the Grove’s parking facility. A unique thing about the Tribeca pop-up? Movies screen both at night and during the day, as early as 12:30 in the afternoon. The site’s FAQ section explains that they’ll use “bright, high resolution LED screens, which are visible during daylight hours.”The screenings cost $26 per carload, and the full schedule is available here.In the meantime, the L.A. area’s established drive-ins—Paramount Drive-In in Paramount, Vineland Drive-In in Industry, and the farther flung Mission Tiki Drive-In in Montclair—are all open for business.RELATED: Movie Theaters Are Still Closed, but These Drive-Ins Are Open for BusinessStay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGSOutdoor MoviesDrive-InPrevious articleTikTok Stars Are Turning Swanky L.A. Mansions into ‘Content Houses’Next articleHow José Huizar Became Embroiled in the Worst Corruption Scandal in Almost a CenturyGwynedd Stuart RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORUpdated! All of L.A.’s Outdoor Movie Nights and Pop-Up Drive-InsA Beloved SoCal Drive-In Gets an Encore Thanks to the PandemicDrive-Ins Have to Curtail Late-Night Showings Under the New Curfew Orderlast_img read more

18 Jun

Franklin Templeton, Desjardins to launch first ETFs

first_img Tessie Sanci Keywords ETFsCompanies Desjardins Group, Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. Franklin Templeton’s first suite of ETFs will cover Canadian corporate debt and equities from Canada, the U.S. and international markets. The Canadian asset manager will use the “Liberty” branding connected to the eight ETFs managed by its U.S. parent company, San Mateo, Calif.-based Franklin Resources Inc. Specifically, Franklin Templeton in Canada will launch: > Franklin Liberty Canadian Investment Grade Corporate ETF > Franklin Liberty Risk Managed Canadian Equity ETF > Franklin LibertyQT International Equity Index ETF > Franklin LibertyQT U.S. Equity Index ETF Desjardins Global Asset Management is introducing nine ETFs in total. The following four ETFs are designed to maximize diversification and minimize volatility: > Desjardins Canada Multifactor-Controlled Volatility ETF > Desjardins USA Multifactor-Controlled Volatility ETF > Desjardins Developed ex-USA ex-Canada Multifactor-Controlled Volatility ETF > Desjardins Emerging Markets Multifactor-Controlled Volatility ETF The asset manager will also launch the following four ETFs that invest in the Canadian fixed-income space: > Desjardins Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF > Desjardins Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF > Desjardins 1-5 year Laddered Canadian Corporate Bond > Desjardins 1-5 year Laddered Canadian Government Bond Index Lastly, Desjardins will launch Desjardins Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF, which will invest in Canadian rate reset preferred shares. Photo copyright: melpomen/123RF Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media BMO InvestorLine launches commission-free trading for ETFs WisdomTree introduces three equity ETFs melpomen/123RF Canada’s ETF market continues to expand as Toronto-based Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. and Desjardins Global Asset Management, a subsidiary of Lévis, Que.-based Desjardins Group, have filed with Canadian regulators to launch their first suites of ETFs, according to an ETF industry note from Montreal-based National Bank Financial Ltd. released on Tuesday. Desjardins to close four ETFs Ninepoint launches three ETFs on NEO Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

16 Jun

Noosa Parade overhaul gets green light

first_imgNoosa Parade overhaul gets green light Plans to upgrade Noosa Parade between the Munna Point Bridge and the Garth Prowd Bridge have been given the go ahead, with the State Government’s Cycle Network Local Government Grants program chipping in $2.23 million for construction to commence early next year.Mayor Clare Stewart said this was great news for locals and visitors, with the 1.2km section upgrade meaning a safer and user-friendly welcome to Noosa’s main tourist precinct.“Noosa Parade is a popular route for pedestrians and bike riders given its proximity to tourist accommodation, Main Beach, Hastings Street, and the National Park,” Cr Stewart said.“New shared pathways and on-road bike lanes will improve safety and access for pedestrians and bike riders, with a reduction of the speed limit to 40km/h to make it safer for all road users.New shared pathways and on-road bike lanes will feature in the upgrade of Noosa Parade. The State Government’s Cycle Network Local Government Grants program is chipping in $2.23 million for construction to commence early next year.“Other key features of the upgrade will include eight new pedestrian refuges and a new LED, low-energy lighting system.“New trees and landscaping works will also be included to provide more shade and visual appeal.”Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said investing in regional Queensland cycling projects was delivering positive benefits for local communities.“It’s so positive to see a significant increase in the use of dedicated walking and cycling facilities, and we know that, on average, every dollar we invest in cycling infrastructure will return nearly five dollars in economic benefit to Queensland with improved health outcomes, reduced traffic congestion, and lower transport costs.“That’s why over the next two years the Palaszczuk government has awarded more than $19 million in funding to local governments to deliver new high-priority bike networks, just like the Noosa Parade Corridor Upgrade which will improve facilities for locals and tourists alike,” Mr Bailey said.Mayor Stewart said the community is encouraged to register for project updates to be informed when the final design layout is available, to see what changes are coming.“Council’s project team is preparing layouts and drawings to show locals how the upgrade will look when it’s constructed and the team will contact anyone directly impacted by works,” she said.“We encourage everyone with an interest in this project to get online at Your Say Noosa to stay up-to-date and view information about the new-look Noosa Parade as it becomes available.”This $4.46 million construction is jointly funded by Noosa Council and the State Government under the Cycle Network Local Government Grants program, with the Queensland Government providing 50 per cent of the funding.Construction of the upgrade is programmed to start in early 2022, with early works to relocate services starting in May 2021. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Clare, community, Government, grants program, Hastings, infrastructure, Local Government, Minister, National Park, Noosa, Noosa Council, outcomes, Palaszczuk, Pedestrian, Queensland, Transportlast_img read more

12 Jun

GOQii bags CDSCO med device registration for GOQii Smart Vital, Vital 3.0 and Vital ECG

first_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Healthcare IT Market MedTech News CDSCOdigital therapeuticsGoQiimedical device registrationwearables Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Add Comment GOQii bags CDSCO med device registration for GOQii Smart Vital, Vital 3.0 and Vital ECG Related Posts Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 By EH News Bureau on December 3, 2020 Comments (0) Registration adds quality assurance tag to wearables; company hopes to move complete manufacturing to India within the next 12 to 18 monthsIn a positive step towards quality assurance, GOQii has received medical device registration for the GOQii Smart Vital, Vital 3.0 and Vital ECG from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, which is the national regulatory body for Indian pharmaceuticals and medical devices.With the next wave of healthcare innovation likely come from digital therapeutics and software-based treatments Vishal Gondal, Founder & CEO, GOQii commended the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the CDSCO for their proactive measures to regulate this area. “The work of these regulatory entities will lead to profound benefits to the end-consumers in the healthcare sector, especially with regard to treatment accessibility and affordability,” he added.In line with the Government of India’s push towards Atmanirbhar Bharat, GOQii is also reportedly making strides towards moving its manufacturing base to India. The company has already shifted some assembly activities to India. However, with the launch of several medical device manufacturing hubs across India and the incentives being offered in them – the company is hoping to move its complete manufacturing activities to India within the next 12 to 18 months.GOQii is also piloting the technology for its use as a remote health monitoring tool. The company is apparently already working with civic bodies, police departments, production houses and multinational companies to provide end-to-end remote health monitoring services.Gondal added, “The virtues of the preventive approach to healthcare cannot be overstated. The challenge with preventive medicine is that people lack tools that provide detailed data snapshots of their current health. GOQii aims to change this with their wearable integrated approach to healthcare delivery and service. This technology has the potential to positively impact long-term patient outcomes across the continuum of care. Due to the convenience of wearable technology people who used to get their vitals checked once a year are now monitoring their parameters several times a week.”Wearable technology presents many compelling opportunities for improving healthcare. The use of wearables can enable healthcare consumers to analyse their biomarkers, receive digital coaching services and benefit on their insurance plans. It also enables the medical community to use biomarker analysis in remote prognosis and treatment. The technology will lead to paradigm shifts in the healthcare industry from a ‘sick-care’ model to a preventive or wellness-based model.As per the release, many patients with challenging lifestyle conditions like NAFLD, diabetes and hypertension, have already improved their outcomes from the company’s digital coaching services, delivered in partnership with third-party pharmaceutical partners.When discussing wearable technology, along with measurement accuracy the technology needs to have a strong data security architecture. Healthcare technology firms have to exercise significant care when collecting, processing and storing personal health data. While sharing health data may be the key for medical innovations that transform patient care, GOQii reportedly understands the same needs to be handled with integrity and responsibility.Wearable technology has the potential to transform healthcare and healthcare research by enabling accessible, continuous and longitudinal health monitoring. As per the company release, GOQii has partnered with K.J. Somaiya Medical College and Research Centre for a seminal clinical study on the use of advanced wearable technology to provide doctors and medical staff with detailed health data on each COVID-19 patient under their care in real-time. The initial results of the study are promising, and an absolute focus has been laid upon the accuracy of the device. WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Read Article Sharelast_img read more

12 Jun

CCTV for Bog Walk Gorge

first_imgRelatedHousing Agency of Jamaica Provides 2,086 Solutions Related9,000 Houses to be Provided for Low Income Earners RelatedMortgage Balances of 50 Homeowners to be Written Off CCTV for Bog Walk Gorge TransportJune 7, 2013Written by: Andrea Brahamcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Motorists using the flood-prone Bog Walk Gorge in St. Catherine will soon be provided with a reliable early warning system to alert them to dangerous conditions in the area.State Minister in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan, has said that the National Works Agency (NWA) will be installing closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras and radios in the gorge at a cost of some US$273,000.He made the announcement during his Sectoral Debate presentation on Wednesday, June 5, in the House of Representatives.Mr. Azan said the system “will enable real time detection of and response to emergency conditions such as flooding and major accidents within the gorge; facilitate real time video monitoring of control gates before, during and after an emergency event.”He also noted that motorists and nearby communities will be provided with early warning of potential flooding within the gorge and advanced notice of closure of the roadway.“I am pleased to announce that this system is being realised through a public/private partnership, which brings together funding from the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), with support from telecommunications companies FLOW, Digicel and LIME, through the provision of access to their fibre optic links and communication towers,” Mr. Azan announced.He noted that the project is being supported by the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), the police and the Ministry of Finance and Planning.Mr. Azan also informed that the Ministry will move to improve road signage and markings across the island with the installation of 500 traffic signs and 225 linear kilometres of road marking lines.In addition, the NWA will be undertaking the construction of a 1.5-kilometre multi-use path for pedestrian and bicycle traffic along the Norman Manley Boulevard, in Negril, Westmoreland at a cost of US$275,000.Other projects will include the construction of sidewalks and medians within the Papine circle, St. Andrew, costing US$400,000; and the installation of cables, to be used instead of guard rails, in selected areas around the country, at a cost of US$985,000.“The cable system will allow us a higher degree of flexibility in terms of being able to re-use materials even after an accident. The cables, unlike the traditional guardrails can be salvaged and re-used, even after an accident. This will save us millions,” Mr. Azan noted.Contact: Andrea Braham Advertisementslast_img read more

4 Jun

Semiconductor companies press for Huawei permits

first_img US semiconductor companies urged the government to expedite approval of special permits allowing continued sales to Huawei despite a trade ban, Bloomberg reported.The Semiconductor Industry Association told US secretary of commerce Wilbur Ross its members are concerned a lack of access to Huawei, the third-largest buyer of US semiconductors, will hurt profits and result in reduced R&D investment.It pressed for “prompt action” to clear sales which don’t threaten national security, “particularly where there is foreign availability for competing products”.The US added Huawei to a trade blacklist in May, blocking domestic companies from selling goods to the vendor without a special licence. The government extended a temporary measure last month allowing limited trade to continue, but that reprieve expires on 19 November.Reuters reported US companies submitted more than 130 applications for special permits as of end-August, but none had been granted.In June, Broadcom slashed its revenue forecast to reflect an expected $2 billion impact from the trade ban, with Qualcomm later warning of a likely impact to its earnings over the back half of the calendar year.During a recent earnings call, Western Digital executives noted Huawei had begun sourcing components from its competitors and, while it resumed shipments of specific products to the Chinese vendor, this was at a lower rate. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more El fundador de Huawei propugna una transición hacia el software Español Author Diana Goovaerts AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 16 SEP 2019 Relatedcenter_img FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US? Department of CommerceHuaweisemiconductor industry Home Semiconductor companies press for Huawei permits Tags Previous ArticleTencent eyes WeChat Pay credit moveNext ArticleSKT, Ericsson advance SA 5G ambitions last_img read more

27 May

West Valley Bond Ballot Measure Fails

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email Voters rejected the West Valley School’s effort to pass a $3.5-million bond to fund a school expansion last Tuesday.District residents voted the measure down 678 to 422. West Valley School District Superintendent Todd Fiske said he was pleased by the high voter turnout, coming in at roughly 56 percent, but he had hoped for a different outcome.The $3.5 million would have been used for an 18,000-square-foot addition on the south side of the school, which would have housed at least 10 new classrooms. The money would also have helped the school build its own kitchen.The school board presented voters with the ballot because of burgeoning enrollment numbers. There has been a 33-percent student increase in the past 10 years, according to school officials. Fiske said he was unsure what the next step would be to battle growing class sizes in West Valley because a lot of time and effort was put into passing the unsuccessful bond. He noted that the school board initially wanted to ask for $4.5 million, but trimmed their request by $1 million to account for the current economy.The school could turn a corner of the lunchroom or the school stage into classrooms, Fiske said, but added that neither would be optimal learning environments. Since the bond failed, Fiske said any future expansion efforts have probably been set back two years. However, he said he respects the voters’ choice because that is what democracy is all about.“It’s tough, but that’s why we ask,” Fiske said. last_img read more

26 May

Major fire at club on Derry’s Strand Road

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Major fire at club on Derry’s Strand Road Homepage BannerNews Google+ Facebook Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Google+ Twitter Fire units from both sides of the border are fighting a major blaze at a nightclub in Derry.The fire broke out at the Envy club on the Stand Road early on Thursday evening quickly taking hold. Witnesses report the roof of the building engulfed in flames.There are no reports of injuries.As a result of the fire, the Stand Road is closed from Lawrence Hill to Asylum Road. Foyle express way is also closed.Motorists and pedestrians are asked to avoid the area.A number of premises have been evacuated.Anyone living or working in close proximity to Strand Road is asked to ensure they keep their windows closed. Previous articleDonegal officially withdraw from McKenna CupNext articleListen back to The Score – 9/01/20 News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – January 9, 2020 WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

25 May

News / Calmer waters for box trades this year as supply:demand ratio evens out

first_img Despite continuing soft container spot rates after the two-week Chinese New Year trade hiatus, ocean carriers remain bullish on the prospects of the deepsea trades in 2018.Graham Slack, Maersk Group chief economist, told delegates at last week’s TPM event in Long Beach that, following a strong 2017, he believed supply-demand fundamentals this year would improve.However, he also claimed that shippers and carriers needed to move away from simply analysing demand and supply when it came to negotiating long-term contracts.“The whole discussion around demand and supply is important to customers from a cost perspective, but it is unclear how it actually helps. Very low rates have destroyed economic value and carrier responses, such as slow-steaming, have forced customers to carry more inventory. “In short, we have concentrated too much on rate levels and not enough on service, and in this respect I think the industry is on the verge of a major change.“We have to completely rework the products and services we provide, and for this we need collaboration,” he said.This view comes despite the fact that carriers believe they are in the driving seat as annual contract negotiations on the transpacific trade get underway.“Global container growth in 2017 was 5.6%, which made it the best year since 2011 and, compared with 2015 and 2016, was particularly good,” Mr Slack said, and argued that a further expansion in volumes was likely, due to three key factors.“Supporting the 5.6% growth was an expansion of the GDP-trade multiplier last year to nearly 2x from 0.4x in 2015.He acknowledged that there had been much debate among analysts on the changing GDP-trade volume ratio, and admitted that the recent surge may be temporary:“The IMF has suggested that the ratio rebound was temporary, and to some extent the figures support this view.”Secondly, the demand growth last year was seen across all regions: North America saw volumes increase 8.2%, while Latin America and Africa growth was recorded at 9% and 7.4% respectively.He accepted that there had been some slowing of growth in recent months, but argued that had been seen in ocean and air cargo segments, as well as at ports, and “this shouldn’t come as a surprise as the recovery started in the last quarter of 2016 and this provided a very strong comparison base”.Finally, industrial growth is likely to spur further container volume growth.“In the short term, global manufacturing is strong and there is momentum for strong container demand over the next three-to-six months.“Over the long term, capex in industry was 4% in 2017 and we estimate this will rise to 4.3% in 2018.“The IMF estimates that capex is the biggest single influence on trade volumes, and the spread of growth forecasts puts global container volumes growing by 4-5% in 2018-2019. At Maersk, we are predicting a more conservative 3-4%,” he said.The caveat of course is what happens with supply – Alphaliner recently predicted that capacity would increase by 8% on the transpacific this year, but Mr Slack argues it is more important to gauge headhaul capacity“In 2017, demand on headhaul trades outstripped nominal supply by almost 3% and kept pace with effective supply increases until the fourth quarter. Compare this with 2015, when there was a 3.5% gap between supply and demand. So as we move toward 2019, the fundamentals are quite supportive.“There was a very low idle fleet as we came into 2018, and the orderbook is 13% of existing capacity, which is less than half of what it was in 2011,” he said. By Gavin van Marle 13/03/2018center_img © Vladimir Serebryanskiy |last_img read more