Sundance Comes to L.A.: 5 Must-See Flicks This Weekend at NEXT…

first_imgFilmUncategorizedSundance Comes to L.A.: 5 Must-See Flicks This Weekend at NEXT WEEKENDCheck out these gems straight from the Sundance Film Festival.By Sean Woodard – August 6, 2013748ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItDon’t worry if you can’t make it to Park City; Park City is coming to you. This weekend (August 8-11) the Sundance Institute will debut its first NEXT WEEKEND event in Los Angeles. The four-day mini-festival happening at the Sundance Sunset Cinema in West Hollywood features panels, filmmaker workshops, and screenings culled from the big event that takes place every January in Utah. On the final day of this weekend’s NEXT WEEKEND festival (got that?), screenings will expand to other Los Angeles venues including the Cinefamily, Aero Theatre, MOCA, UCLA, and the Hammer Museum. You’ll find the complete film schedule here, but if you don’t have time to pore over the whole thing, here are our picks.American Movie and Coven No film is more indie than Mark Borchardt’s Coven (not pronounced like “oven”). His short horror film about an alcoholic drug abuser who joins a self-help group that displays demonic tendencies made Borchardt something of a modern day Ed Wood. His efforts to get Coven made are chronicled by Chris Smith in the hilarious documentary American Movie, which won a Sundance Grand Jury Prize when it debuted at the festival in 1999. The double-feature screening of both flicks happens at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Blue Caprice Director Alexandre Moors and co-screenwriter R. F. I. Porto present a chilling, speculative look at the two men responsible for the Beltway Sniper attacks in Washington D.C. This narrative feature follows a young Lee Boyd Malvo (Tequan Richmond) as he’s taken under the wing of John Allen Muhammad (a superb Isaiah Washington), who transforms him into a killer. Sharp writing, a strong supporting cast including Tim Blake Nelson, and a focus on the relationship between these two men rather than the violence of the killings makes the film a muted tour de force.Cutie and the Boxer This documentary that explores the relationship between Japanese artists Ushio and Noriko Shinohara earned Zachary Heinzerling a directing award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Combining archival footage, animation, and insightful interviews, Cutie and the Boxer isn’t merely a portrait of two artists but a testament to the human spirit.Newlyweeds Notice the extra “e” in the title. Humor and pathos govern writer-director Shaka King’s comedy about Lyle and Nina, a pair of young lovers whose lives are ruled by marijuana. More than a stoner-comedy, Newlyweeds explores the complexities of modern relationships. Look out for the laugh-out-loud weed-induced dream sequence that riffs on 2009’s Black Dynamite and classic blaxploitation flicks of the ’70s.What Do We Have In Our Pockets? Among the short films, What Do We Have In Our Pockets? is a visual compendium of cut-out art, animation, and ingenious editing. From award-winning L.A.-based director Goran Dukic (Wristcutters: A Love Story), the four-minute movie raises questions about love when the items in the main character’s pockets come to life. TAGSFilm FestivalL.A CultureMoviesSundanceSundance Film FestivalSundance NEXT WEEKENDPrevious articleEssential T: Uchepos at the New Birrieria ApatzinganNext articleStar Vehicles: Larry David and Jon Hamm Take Alt Transportation For a SpinSean Woodard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres Are Permanently Shutting DownL.A. Movie Theaters Can Reopen Next Week—but Some Cinemas Aren’t Quite Ready‘The Raw Materials Were Her Life’: The New Billie Eilish Documentary Shoots for Storytelling with No Filterlast_img read more

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News / Ocean Alliance faces major network shake-up as new ULCVs arrive to ‘rock the boat’

first_img By Gavin van Marle 21/12/2017 The Ocean Alliance is facing a profound network shake-up as its members prepare to welcome a large tranche of ultra-large containership (ULCV) capacity next year.Yesterday saw the unveiling of the 2018 service network for its members, Cosco, CMA CGM, Evergreen and OOCL.While its rivals – the 2M and THE alliances – have relatively modest and well-established orderbooks for the largest class of box ships, the Ocean is set to see the make-up of its respective fleets undergo radical change, according to liner consultancy SeaIntel.It said: “2M and THE Alliance essentially have a very stable development. This means that the phase-in of new deliveries will primarily be used to augment existing services, reducing unit costs on these by having a few more ultra-large vessels deployed.“However, the Ocean Alliance is set to grow its fleet of ultra-large vessels by more than 60% in 2018, and this is heavily front-loaded towards the early part of the year.“This in turn means that Ocean Alliance [members] – if they wish to optimise their changing fleet portfolio – need to rethink the fundamental structure of their current network,” SeaIntel said.Yesterday’s provisional schedule for 2018 will see the Ocean Alliance go from a current total of 41 east-west services deploying 331 vessels amounting to 3.35m teu, to 42 services with 340 vessels (3.6m teu).It will continue to be the largest grouping serving transpacific trades, with 20 services between Asia and the west and east coasts of North America – nine into Southern Californian ports, four to the Pacific north-west and seven to the east coast.It will also operate six Asia-North Europe services, five Asia-Mediterranean services – three of which will centre on Cosco’s emerging hub of Piraeus – five Asia-Middle East, two Asia-Red Sea and four transatlantic services.The transatlantic TAE2 is the new string, which the partners said would offer improved transit times on a port rotation of Southampton (trial call 2 cycles)-Le Havre-Antwerp-Rotterdam-Bremerhaven-Charleston-Savannah-Miami-New York-Southampton.However, SeaIntel warned that with the influx of new ULCVs – especially into the fleets of CMA CGM and Cosco, which will take over OOCL next year  – shippers and forwarders should be ready for some serious changes to these services.SeaIntel CEO Alan Murphy added: “Shippers should prepare themselves for a 2018 wherein the network structures of 2M and THE Alliance are likely to undergo only smaller modifications, but we will see Ocean Alliance potentially change the network more drastically, offering new products and network structures, driven by the rapid delivery of large vessels.”According to its fleet data, 108 box ships of over 14,000 teu will be delivered in 2018, “which is essentially a doubling of the number currently in operation, leading to more than 200 ultra-large vessels being deployed by the end of 2018”.And CMA CGM appeared to acknowledge this challenge yesterday when it advised that “evolutions” were expected from April next year. ID 76204301 Pbmwpictureslast_img read more

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O’Dempsey’s and Rosenallis go through to U21 ‘B’ football semi-finals

first_imgHome Sport GAA O’Dempsey’s and Rosenallis go through to U21 ‘B’ football semi-finals SportGAA GAA Pinterest Twitter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Twitter WhatsApp By Siun Lennon – 2nd December 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook TAGSO’Dempsey’s GAARosenallis GAAU21 B football Previous articleCrettyard advance in FAI Junior Cup and Towerhill face a narrow defeat in this weekend’s soccer actionNext articleWATCH: Beautiful clip from new film about Portlaoise by Anne Marie Kelly Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. WhatsApp O’Dempsey’s and Rosenallis craved out wins in round one of the Laois Shopping Centre U-21 ‘B’ football championship to bring them into the semi-finals next weekend.O’Dempsey’s 4-15 overcame Na Fianna Og in a high scoring game of 4-15 to 3-6 in Arles-Kilcruise.They now face Park-Ratheniska-Spink in the semi-final next weekend.Goals proved the difference as Rosenallis put away 4-10 to Killeshin-Crettyard’s 1-10 in Rosenallis today.Rosenallis led by four on 2-7 to 1-6 at half-time with goals from Shane Farrell and Donnagh Callaly. Callaly added a third while Walter Murphy put away the fourth.Fiachra C Fennell, Shane Farrell, Jack Claffey and John Maher all proved to be pivotal towards the success of John Lalor’s and Brian Fitzpatrick’s side.They now face The Heath in the semi-final. Both semi-finals are scheduled for Saturday, December 8.Meanwhile, the U21 hurling quarter-final between Abbeyleix Gaels and Na Fianna was called off due to the bereavement of Ballyfin man Liam Linden who was heavily involved in the club.SEE ALSO –  Portlaoise grind out hard-fought win in Leinster League GAA O’Dempsey’s and Rosenallis go through to U21 ‘B’ football semi-finals Facebook Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

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Gordon Thiessen wins CALU award

first_img Joseph Bakish named 2020 winner of IIAC Top Under 40 award The Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting (CALU) presented Gordon Thiessen with an award for outstanding public policy leadership relating to financial services on Sunday night. Thiessen, a former Governor of the Bank of Canada, and founding chairman of the Canadian Public Accountability Board, was given the inaugural CALU Award for Leadership in Public Policy (CALPP) at the Association’s annual conference opening gala in Ottawa. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Frank Ryan wins 2020 Distinguished New Advisor Award Keywords AwardsCompanies Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting “CALU members nominated several highly respected public policy leaders,” said CALU Chairman Garry Zlotnik. “Our panel made an excellent choice in selecting Mr. Thiessen to receive the very first CALPP award. He is a tremendous example of a dedicated public servant who has demonstrated outstanding public policy leadership throughout his distinguished career.” Thiessen joined the Bank of Canada in 1963, and eventually became its sixth Governor from 1994 to 2001. In 1996, he received Sweden’s Order of the Polar Star in recognition of assistance he provided to the Swedish Central Bank. He later served Canadians as the founding chairman of Canada’s new auditor oversight agency, the Canadian Public Accountability Board, from 2002 to 2008. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2002. “My sincere thanks to the members of CALU for this special recognition,” said Thiessen. “CALU does tremendous work on behalf of Canada’s financial service sector and the Canadians who depend upon it. It’s an honour to accept the CALPP.” CALU established the CALPP to honour the accomplishments of individuals who have advocated, or formulated Canadian public policy related to the financial services industry. Nominations for the CALPP were solicited from all CALU members of record and evaluated by a panel of independent panelists comprised of Leo De Bever, Isabelle Hudon and Bill Robson as well as members of the board of CALU. CALU is also pleased to make a donation of $10,000 in Gordon Thiessen’s name to Christie Lake Kids, a program that brings disadvantaged children to a summer camp at Christie Lake near Ottawa, ON. CALU is a national professional membership association of established financial advisors (life insurance, wealth management and employee benefits), accounting, tax, legal and actuarial professionals.center_img IE Staff FP Canada names Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related newslast_img read more

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Small-cap valuations improving

first_imgSonita Horvitch Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Scott Carscallen, vice-president and portfolio manager, Mackenzie Investments. A value manager, his responsibilities include Mackenzie Canadian Small Cap Value and Mackenzie Canadian Small Cap Value Class. Stephen Arpin, vice-president and portfolio manager, Beutel, Goodman & Co. Ltd. A value manager, his responsibilities include Beutel Goodman Small Cap. Michael Chan, vice-president and senior portfolio manager, Fiera Capital Corp. A growth manager, his responsibilities include Fiera Capital Equity Growth. Q: The building blocks appear to be in place for a strong performance from Canadian small-caps in 2016. Carscallen: The stocks of companies exposed to Western Canada in areas such as financials, real estate and industrials that came under intense selling pressure because of this exposure to energy, are now coming back. Should the price of oil and of metals continue to improve, it will augur well for Canadian small-caps. Chan: We haven’t seen as much upside for our portfolio in a long time. The reason why the small-cap universe will be interesting over the next few years is valuation. There was a piece put out by Scotia Capital Inc., which pointed out that at the beginning of 2016, about half of the stocks in the S&P/TSX Small Cap Index were trading below book value. Two-thirds of those were resource stocks. The index as a whole was, at the time, trading below book value at 0.91 times. The last time these stocks were that inexpensive was during the global financial crisis in 2008-2009. So, the valuations in the Canadian small-cap space are attractive. Also, the U.S. Russell 2000 Index, the small-cap benchmark south of the border, has outperformed the Canadian small-cap index over the last five years. It’s now the first time in five years that this is reversing. This is a good leading indicator of the prospects for the Canadian small-cap market. Finally, confidence in the recovery in oil will help to encourage investors to focus on the Canadian equity market and on Canadian small-caps. Carscallen: Over the past few years, with risk aversion in play, larger small-caps did better than the smaller small-caps. A lot of the micro-caps are in the resource space. Now, with the turnaround in energy and other resources, you’re probably going to see the smaller small-caps outperforming the larger small-caps. Q: Can we briefly discuss recent initial public offerings (IPOs) in the Canadian small-cap universe? Chan: We like IPOs, but are selective. During 2015, we did participate in a few IPOs. One of the more meaningful ones was Spin Master Corp. (TOY), a major player in the toy industry globally. There have been some IPOs this year, but we haven’t participated in any. Carscallen: We don’t traditionally participate in IPOs. There was an appetite last year for IPOs of non-resource, consumer-product-related companies. Arpin: There was considerable enthusiasm for these companies. They came public with high valuations. As we’ve discussed, the S&P/TSX Small Cap Index is heavily resource-related. Investors were looking to put their money into non-resource related small-caps. We at Beutel Goodman seldom participate in IPOs. Statistically, IPOs are a difficult way to make money. A large percentage of Canadian IPOs end up trading below their issue price. Chan: There have been some great IPOs in the past. For example, Dollarama Inc. (DOL). Arpin: Yes. Q: Mergers and acquisitions? Arpin: This is always an important theme in the small-cap space. Carscallen: Expectations for M&A in the oil patch are high. The banks are putting the squeeze on some of the struggling companies. They may be pushed to put themselves up for sale. A challenge is that acquiring companies tend to want to buy companies with one asset. Publicly traded companies with multiple assets might not be that attractive to them. Arpin: There has been very little merger and acquisition activity in the North American oil and gas business. The challenge for the acquiring companies in the energy sector is that the equity prices have been way ahead of the commodity prices. Chan: I think that the probability of M&A activity in energy has increased. Over the past 12 months, it was hard for the buyer and seller to agree on the outlook for the commodity price. Recently, the current price of oil has become largely similar to the expected future price of oil at around US$45 a barrel. So there is a better chance of buyers and sellers coming together in a transaction. Q: Briefly, your definitions of small-caps and number of names in your portfolios. Arpin: Beutel Goodman follows MSCI guidelines and invests in securities that are ranked at the bottom 15% of the cumulative float-adjusted market capitalization of all TSX-listed stocks, at time of purchase. Currently, this would be a market float of $190 million to $2.5 billion. We have 41 names in Beutel Goodman Small Cap. Carscallen: We tend to buy stocks with a market capitalization that is below the BMO Small Cap market capitalization threshold of about $1.9 billion, at present, and we can hold them up to $7.5 billion. We will let the stocks ride. We can go as low as $50 million. We have 50 names in Mackenzie Canadian Small Cap Value. Chan: For new investments, our definition is $150 million to $750 million. As they grow, we can continue to hold them, as long as we like the stocks, up to a $3-billion market cap. We have 60 companies in Fiera Capital Equity Growth. Of these 40 are core positions, 10 are being built slowly and we are slowly crystallizing our gains in 10. Q: Time to discuss your non-resources holdings. Carscallen: Winpak Ltd. (WPK) and CCL Industries Inc. (CCL.B) are among the top-10 holdings in Mackenzie Canadian Small Cap Value. Arpin: I own Winpak. It’s a high-quality food-packaging company that is taking market share from competitors. The company generates an exceptional return on invested capital. I own CCL as well. It’s a leading provider of pressure-sensitive labels globally. It has improved its returns and its free-cash-flow characteristics of the business over time. We’ve owned CCL and Winpak for at least a decade. Q: Steve, these two stocks were among your top-10 holdings at the end of March. Chan: Winpak is an innovator and industry leader. I also own it. Carscallen: Winpak has been a name in the portfolio for many years. It’s a steady grower and has an excellent management team. It’s embarking on some sizeable capital-expenditure programs, at present, which should continue to propel the company’s growth. Chan: We sold CCL. It’s a stock we bought as a small-cap, probably about seven years ago. Management has done a great job. When a company becomes a large-cap, we reinvest the funds in the next generation of high-quality companies. Carscallen: CCL has a strong track record of making good acquisitions and generating sizeable synergies from the targets. Another specialty packaging company that is in the portfolio is Intertape Polymer Group, Inc. (ITP). Arpin: We own it too. Chan: We invested in Intertape quite a few years ago and we sold our position about a year ago, as it had reached our estimate of fair value. Q: Michael, any other name you’d like to mention? Chan: Stella-Jones Inc. (SJ) is a long-term holding in the portfolio. It’s a leader in niche businesses such as railway ties and utility poles. The company generates good free cash flow and high returns on invested capital. Management has been excellent at acquisitions and integration. Carscallen: I also own Stella-Jones. Arpin: A stock that I would like to mention is Major Drilling Group International Inc. (MDI). We bought it last year, as everyone sold it. Chan: It was a good time to buy it. Arpin: At the time we bought it, the company traded at historically low valuations. Major Drilling is dominant in the mining drilling space. It has a strong balance sheet. About 50% of its business is gold drilling. That activity should improve. Part two of a three-part Canadian small-cap roundtable. Coverage of the roundtable, which was convened and moderated by Morningstar columnist Sonita Horvitch, concludes on Friday. Keywords Fund managers,  Small-cap funds Small-cap picks in energy, financial services and industrials Gold stocks lead small-cap revival Editor’s note: In part two of Morningstar’s Canadian small-cap roundtable, the managers comment on improving valuations, initial public offerings and their non-resources holdings. The panellists: Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Fed keeps key rate near zero, sees inflation as ‘transitory’

first_img Keywords Inflation,  Monetary policy,  CoronavirusCompanies Federal Reserve Board Regulators aim to root out pandemic-driven liquidity issues The Federal Reserve is keeping its ultra-low interest rate policies in place, a sign that it wants to see more evidence of a strengthening economic recovery before it would consider easing its support.In a statement Wednesday, the Fed expressed a brighter outlook, saying the economy has improved along with the job market. And while the policymakers noted that inflation has risen, they ascribed the increase to temporary factors. The Fed also signalled its belief that the pandemic’s threat to the economy has diminished, a significant point given Chair Jerome Powell’s long-stated view that the recovery depends on the virus being brought under control. Last month, the Fed had cautioned that the virus posed “considerable risks to the economic outlook.” On Wednesday, it said only that “risks to the economic outlook remain” because of the pandemic.The central bank left its benchmark short-term rate near zero, where it’s been since the pandemic erupted nearly a year ago, to help keep loan rates down to encourage borrowing and spending. It also said in a statement after its latest policy meeting that it would keep buying $120 billion in bonds each month to try to keep longer-term borrowing rates low.The U.S. economy has been posting unexpectedly strong gains in recent weeks, with barometers of hiring, spending and manufacturing all surging. Most economists say they detect the early stages of what could be a robust and sustained recovery, with coronavirus case counts declining, vaccinations rising and Americans spending their stimulus-boosted savings.In March, employers added nearly 1 million jobs — an unheard-of figure before the pandemic. And in April, consumer confidence jumped to its highest level since the pandemic flattened the economy in March of last year.The quickening pace of growth, on top of additional large spending packages proposed by President Joe Biden, have raised fears among some analysts that inflation, long quiescent, could rise uncomfortably fast. Raw materials and parts, from lumber to copper to semiconductors, have spiked in price as demand has outstripped the ability of suppliers and shippers to keep up.Some companies have recently said they plan to raise prices to offset the cost of more expensive supplies. They include the consumer products giants Procter & Gamble and 3M as well as Honeywell, which makes industrial and consumer goods. Powell has said he expects supply bottlenecks to lead to temporary price increases, rather than to a prolonged bout of accelerating inflation.Under a new framework the Fed adopted last summer, it will no longer raise rates in anticipation of high inflation, which had been its policy for decades. Powell and other Fed officials have made clear they want to see inflation actually exceed their 2% annual inflation target — and not just briefly — before they’d consider raising rates.They’ve set that goal so that inflation would average 2% over time, to offset the fact that it has been stuck below 2% for nearly the entire past decade. Fed policymakers favour price gains at that level as a cushion against deflation — a prolonged drop in prices and wages that typically makes people and companies reluctant to spend.One reason Powell has said he thinks the inflation pressures building in the U.S. economy will prove temporary is that, for now, most Americans don’t expect prices to rise much in the long run.Once expectations for inflation do rise, they can be self-fulfilling: workers start demanding higher pay to offset expected price gains, and retailers begin raising prices to offset increased wages and supply costs. This can set off a wage-price spiral, something the United States last experienced in the late 1960s and 1970s.Apart from inflation, the Fed’s new framework includes a sweeping definition of maximum employment that includes fully recovering the jobs lost to the pandemic, including among many people of colour and low-income workers, before it even considers a rate hike. Powell has also indicated that the Fed would like the roughly 4 million Americans who stopped looking for work after being laid off in the past year to be hired before it considers tightening rates.The Fed’s policymakers themselves have turned more optimistic about the recovery. Last month, they significantly upgraded their forecasts for growth and inflation. They estimated that the economy will expand 6.5% this year, up sharply from their previous projection in December of 4.2%. And they raised their forecast for inflation by the end of this year from 1.8% to 2.4%. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Christopher Rugaber Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Federal reserve building, Washington DC tananu9/123RF CRA has processed 18.6 million returns so far in 2021 Singapore’s financial regulator invests in innovationlast_img read more

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2018 Honda Clarity family is coming to Canada

first_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS advertisement Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Honda’s Clarity fuel-cell vehicle, once a California-only endeavour, is now getting some company in the form of two new electric vehicles, both of which will be grouped under the Clarity nameplate.What is it? Honda will bring a plug-in electric vehicle and a battery-only powered vehicle, saying it will target U.S. sales of 75,000 Clarity vehicles in the first four model years. The plug-in is expected to travel 68 kilometres in electric mode, but have a total range of 531 kilometres. The battery-only car, the Clarity Electric, is expected to achieve 130 kilometres of range before needing a recharge. The plug-in hybrid uses a 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine to generate electricity. Power comes from a 181-horsepower electric motor, producing 232 lb.-ft. of torque and drawing power from both the gasoline engine and a 17-kilowatt hour (kWh) battery pack with a recharge time of 2.5 hours at 240 volts.Why does it matter? Honda has been slow to jump on the electric vehicle bandwagon, but the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid offers a unique car: a large sedan with seating for five and a reasonable price tag of about US$35,000. In Canada, the car is likely to be closer to $40,000 as Honda is stressing the affordability of its two new electrics. RELATED TAGSClarityHondaNew YorkNew York Auto ShowNewsAutomotive ReviewsAutomotive TechnologyCaliforniaCanadaCars and Car DesignClarity ElectricCulture and LifestyleDriving.caElectric VehiclesHonda Motor Co. Ltd.New York International Auto ShowOregonScience and TechnologyTechnologyUnited States When is it coming? Honda sees the battery-electric going on sale in California and Oregon later this year, followed by the plug-in. Canada could see Clarity models by spring next year. Trending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Should you buy it? The range of electric vehicles and plug-in electrics is expanding quickly, and the first-model-year vehicles tend to be followed by greater efficiencies down the road. Early adopters of Honda’s electric vehicles will no doubt be greeted by the same consistent quality seen across all its cars, but other automakers will have models that are better looking. RELATED Full coverage of the 2017 New York Auto Show Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Honda ClarityDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Honda ClarityDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Honda ClarityDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Honda ClarityDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Honda ClarityDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Honda ClarityDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Honda ClarityDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Honda ClarityDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Honda ClarityDerek McNaughton, Driving ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

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Robert Shay to continue as College of Music dean through December

first_img Published: April 30, 2020 Provost Russ Moore announced today that he has asked Robert Shay to continue to serve as dean of the College of Music through December of 2020, while the now-extended search for a new dean takes place. “Dean Shay has been leading the college with a steady hand, especially during this unsettling time, and I am grateful for his continued leadership throughout the fall,” Moore said.On April 9, Provost Moore announced an extension to the dean search of the College of Music, with the goal of having a new dean named by the close of the fall 2020 semester.Categories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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MENA set for strong 5G leadership challenge

first_img Etisalat warns on 5G roadblocks HomeM360 Mena 2017 Articles MENA set for strong 5G leadership challenge M360 Mena 2017 Articles 5GGSMAMENAsmartphone penetration GSMA head wants regulation for the digital age Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360 MENA, DUBAI: Countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will be among the first to launch commercial 5G services, with the number of connections across the region expected to hit 50 million by 2025, a new report from the GSMA said.The study estimates 30 per cent of the region’s population will have access to 5G network technology by 2025 – challenging levels predicted in the most developed markets in Asia and North America. The report predicts the first launches during 2020, from the likes of Etisalat and Ooredoo, in the region’s dense urban areas.In addition to the launch of 5G, the penetration rate of earlier generation technology is also expected to increase. Currently half of all mobile connections in MENA are 3G or 4G. By 2020, this is predicted to rise to 70 per cent.The figures were published as part of the GSMA’s study The Mobile Economy: Middle East and North Africa 2017, unveiled this morning at the Mobile 360 MENA conference in Dubai.As well as producing forecasts, the report also revealed the region had 365 million subscribers at end-2016, accounting for 63 per cent of the population. This is expected to rise to 65 per cent (399 million subcribers) by 2020.Smartphone adoption is also predicted to continue strong growth, with the number in operation across the region tipped to increase to 463 million by 2020, up by 167 million from the end of 2016.Diverse regionDue to the dynamics of the region, the report said, overall mobile penetration rates are skewed by markets with well above-average numbers of connections and others well below average.Bahrain, Kuwait and the UAE, for example, have rates over 90 per cent – making them among the most advanced in the world, whereas across Comoros, Somalia and Djibouti fewer than a third of people have mobile handsets.Discussing the findings, GSMA director general Mats Granryd said: “Mobile is having an incredible impact across this diverse region, ushering in an era of innovative tech startups and new mobile services, as well as helping to connect the unconnected.”“At the same time, we urge operators to continue investment in 4G networks to ensure future growth and encourage governments to set policies that promote technological, social and economic progress to create a society where all citizens can benefit from mobile technology,” he added. Previous ArticlePartner Interview: Bango UnleashedNext ArticlePartner Interview: Bango and the LatAm market center_img Tags Related Author Chris Donkin Blog: Five not the magic number for the whole of MENA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 09 OCT 2017 last_img read more

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Telefonica tipped for fresh Costa Rica sale move

first_img Telefónica refuerza la seguridad de las cadenas de bloques Previous ArticleO-RAN Alliance expands operator listNext ArticleFacebook fixes leaky data policy America MovilTelefonica Related Español Telefonica bolsters blockchain security Home Telefonica tipped for fresh Costa Rica sale move Manny Pham center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 JUL 2020 Author Tags Telefonica lined up a fresh suitor for its mobile business in Costa Rica after the collapse of a proposed deal with Millicom, El Economista reported .  The newspaper stated Telefonica advanced negotiations to the point where it began due diligence processes to produce necessary data for an unnamed party. It tipped America Movil as the most likely candidate for the assets, but noted a bid could face regulatory challenges.GSMA Intelligence Q2 estimates place Telefonica’s Movistar brand as the second-largest operator in Costa Rica, with America Movil brand Claro third. Combining the two would reduce the number of players from three to two, but the market would still be led by state-owned operator Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), which was estimated to hold a 53.6 per cent share.AT&T and Liberty Global were also rumoured to be in the running for Telefonica’s business.Millicom backed out of a $570 million deal for the business in May, citing a failure to secure regulatory approvals. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Luz verde a la fusión entre Telefónica y Liberty Global en el Reino Unido Manny joined Mobile World Live in September 2019 as a reporter based in London. He has previous experience in telecoms having worked for B2B publication Mobile News for three years where he climbed up to the position of Features Editor…. Read more last_img read more

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