first_img CCA inks tower deal with Tillman Infrastructure Home Regional US operators facing staff, tech challenges Previous ArticleGoogle boosts Android emergency service availabilityNext ArticleAT&T, Airstream create connected caravans Related Diana Goovaerts Author Microsoft abandons physical retail Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 20 SEP 2018 Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) CEO Steven Berry told Mobile World Live rural and regional US operators are looking to build better employee recruitment programmes to address a longstanding staffing challenge.Berry explained attracting employees to live and work in the rural areas where CCA’s members operate has always been difficult and, with the millennial workforce on the rise, operators are looking for new ways to recruit and retain young talent.“As we move into this new 5G era, you have different employees and different types of training requirements, so many of our carriers said: listen, we need an update on what are the human resources requirements in this new marketplace,” he said.“Everyone is concerned about how do you obtain, retain and train employees in this fast-moving wireless world.”The topic is just one of two new subjects CCA members asked to be addressed at the organisation’s forthcoming Annual Convention in October. The other is how smaller operators can adapt their retail presence for the future.Like top-tier operators, Berry noted regional operators are seeing more customer activity online and recognise the need for stores to move beyond static displays.Customers “want to know the services and capabilities of the phones,” and experience the features they see online in the real world. But, Berry said, many CCA members have not updated their outlets “in some time”, despite advances in technology including 4G, VoLTE and a pending surge in data use in the 5G era presenting “a whole different way of interfacing with the consumer”.Other areas up for discussion include marketing; spectrum; policy; and network technologies including 5G, IoT, artificial intelligence and automation. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Covid surge forces CCA conference online 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 Competitive Carriers Association (CCA)retaillast_img read more

first_imgLeave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Click to comment ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsFC Barcelona Lassa won the 13th title of the ASOBAL Cup. The Spanish best team who ended fantastic winning run in ASOBAL with draw against Guadalajara, won the seventh ASOBAL Cup in a row by beating BM Abanca Ademar Leon 28:22.22 – ABANCA ADEMAR: Biosca (Cupara); Mario López (2), Juanjo Fdez. (1), Carou (1), Piñeiro, Vieyra (3), Costoya (7), Juanín García, Rodrigo Pérez, David Fernández, Pesic (3), Casqueiro, Gonzalo Pérez (1), Marqués (1), Vejin (3). Lanz.: 22/39. Pan.: 071.28 – FC BARCELONA: Pérez de Vargas; Tomás, R. Entrerríos (4), Sorhaindo, Ariño, Rivera (6 , 3p.), N’Guessan (6), Syprzak (3), Borges, Mem (6), Morros, Lenne, Palmarsson, Alexi Gómez (3), Jallouz. Lanz: 25/41. Pen: 3/4.PHOTO: FCB Handbol Facebook Casper Mortensen diagnosed with coronavirus Barca in race for Cindric – Servaas rejects “first attack”? Related Items:ASOBAL Cup, FC Barcelona Handbol, FC Barcelona Lassa Recommended for you 87 GOALS AND +36 IN TWO MATCHES: Barca smash Kristianstad once again! ShareTweetShareShareEmaillast_img read more

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first_imgBruce Golding LONDON,  CMC – Former Jamaica Prime Minister Bruce Golding will lead a Commonwealth group to observe the Maldives parliamentary elections next month, the London–based Commonwealth Secretariat announced Tuesday.It said that Golding led a Commonwealth Observer Group to Maldives elections in 2014 and that the group will be deployed to various provinces from April 4l and return to Male four days later to consider its report.The Secretariat said that despite withdrawing from the Commonwealth in 2016, Maldives recently expressed an interest in re-joining and that as part of this process, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has requested a group to observe the vote, scheduled for April 6.The Secretariat said that the observer group’s report on the election will contribute to the Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland’s informal assessment of the Maldives’ re-application.“I am extremely pleased to be deploying a group to observe the elections. Its report on the electoral process will give member countries a clear view of adherence to Commonwealth values in Maldives, including democracy and rule of law and protection of human rights such as freedom of expression,’ she said.“Our Heads of Government will then decide whether Maldives should be invited to make a formal application to re-join the Commonwealth. On behalf of the Commonwealth Observer Group, I wish the people of Maldives well as they embark upon this important step in strengthening the democratic culture of their country.”The group will comprise eminent persons drawn from across the Commonwealth with backgrounds in election management, law, civil society, politics and diplomacy, among others. It will submit its final report to the Commonwealth Secretary-General, who will forward it to the Maldives government, Election Commission of Maldives, and political parties taking part in the elections and to the governments of all Commonwealth member countries before being made public, the statement said.The group is expected to arrive in Maldives on 30 March and return on 13 April.The statement said that a Commonwealth Secretariat team led by Yvonne Apea-Mensah, Head of Africa at the Governance and Peace Directorate, will support the group.last_img read more

first_imgLocalNews DYBT holds exhibition for entrepreneurs by: – November 16, 2018 325 Views   no discussions An Exhibition is being held for entrepreneurs to showcase their products and services.The exhibition forms part of Global Entrepreneur Week (GEW) and is being held under the theme “Locally Crafted Resilience At Its Best.”The exhibition is organized by the Dominica Youth Business Trust (DYBT) in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce, Enterprise And Small Business Development, Dominica Association Of Industry And Commerce and the Dominica Arts And Craft Producers Association.Coordinator of the Dominica Youth Business Trust is Kerri Ann Remy – Timothy.“The exhibition will give the DYBT Entrepreneurs, an opportunity to connect with potential clients, mentors and business support,” Mrs. Remy – Timothy stated.The exhibition is being held on the ground floor of government Headquarters, from 8 a.m. to 5.p.m, on Friday 16th November, 2018.– / 54 Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

first_imgThe future of the German Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel is in danger this season, reports “Auto Bild”.The four-time Formula One champion could leave the Italian team before the end of the campaign. In this case, the German’s place will be taken either by his compatriot Nico Hulkenberg, who recorded appearances with Racing Point this year, or by the former driver of the “reds” Kimi Raikkonen, who competes for Alfa Romeo.The publication notes that the possible transfer of Vettel to Racing Point is also threatened. The pilot of the British team Sergio Perez met with the Mexican businessman Carlos Slim and received guarantees for additional financial support.Vettel’s contract with the Scuderia is until 2020, and from next season he will be replaced by Carlos Sains from McLaren.After 5 races since the start of the season, Vettel is in 13th place in the ranking of drivers with 10 points. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

first_imgJesse Cooper and Merissa Dawson of Nelson each scored singles but that was not enough as Kelowna dumped the West Kootenay Wildcats 5-2 in semi final play at the recent Nelson Bantam House Minor Hockey Tournament.The Cats finished the round robin with a 2-1 record.West Kootenay bounced Kimberley 6-0 as Stephanie McAuley of Trail scored three times for the victors.Molly Benbow, Kara Deane and Dawson added singles.The Cats then rode the two-goal performane of Nelson’s Jena Wheeldon to edge Nakusp 5-2. Dawson, Madelaine Vockeroth and McAuley also scored.West Kootenay concluded the round robin with a hard-fought 4-3 loss to Nelson Bantam House. McAuley, Cooper and Dawson scored for the Wildcats. The West Kootenay will be solidly represented at the upcoming B.C. Winter Games in Vernon in the sport of girl’s hockey.No less than seven players caught the eye of evaluators and were selected to Team Kootenay to play in the U16 girl’s hockey tournament following the weekend camp in Invermere.Nelson headlines the contingent with three players, forwards Jesse Cooper and Emma Hare along with rearguard Merissa Dawson.Also on the team are forward Kira Steliev of Nakusp, forwards Stephanie McAuley and Julie Sidoni Trail and netminder Catalina Hartland of Kaslo.All seven players from the West Kootenay are members of the West Kootenay Wildcats Female squad.The balance of the teams is made up of players from the East Kootenay.The Winter Games run February 23-26.Girl’s hockey is being held at the Wesbild Centre in Vernon.The Winter Games is part of B.C. Hockey’s Female High Performance Program, which was established to identify and train athletes and team personnel for possible participation at Provincial, National and International events. West Kootenay Wildcats drop semi final heartbreaker in Nelson tournamentlast_img read more

first_img Sunday morning the Leafs faced Greater Trail #1 in one of the semi-final games. Greater Trail defeated playoff favourites Couer d’ Alene earlier in preliminary round play 4-1. The Leaf’s were firing on all cylinders jumping out to a quick 5-0 lead after one period, before skating to a 12-1 victory. The game turned into a penalty filled contest with no fewer than 4 Greater Trail players being ejected from the game and ending with 65 minutes in penalties. Nelson came away with 24 minutes. Leafs goals came from Zarikoff with four, Spielman had three and Sookro and Grill adding a pair each. Assistant captain Ava Young chipped in with the other Nelson goal. The Leafs opened with a narrow 7-5 victory over a persistent Grand Forks team. Nelson’s goals came from Blair Sookro with two, Mike Zarikoff with four,  including an empty net goal with 12 seconds left, and Alex Laing.In Game 2 the Leafs defeated Greater Trail #3 5-2.Zarikoff finished with two goals, and singles came from Max Spielman, Nick Haydu, and Ethan Grill. The Leafs’ third game was against Boundary.  Nelson squeaked out a one goal victory during regular season play and expected to have their hands full. However, the Leafs  jumped out to a quick 5-1 lead by the end of the first period and cruised to an easy 11-2 victory.Zarikoff scored five times, with Sookro and Spielman each netting a pair and singles coming from Grill and Ava Young. The final featured the Leafs against a very strong Couer d’ Alene team that defeated Nelson earlier in the year 8-2. Couer d’ Alene struck first to end the opening period 1-0.  Midway through the second period Couer d’ Alene added two quick goals to end the period 3-0.Early in the third period Nelson coach Dave Zarikoff was handed an unsportsmanlike bench penalty for questioning an obvious icing call. Alex Laing was able to net a shorthanded goal and close the Couer d’ Alene lead to 3-1. With 6:29 left Mike Zarikoff fired one past Couer d’ Alene’s goaltender to close the gap to 3-2 but time ran out on the Nelson Minor Hockey squad.center_img The Nelson Bantam Leafs came within one goal of winning the West Kootenay Minor Hockey League banner recently in Castlegar. Couer d’ Alene built up a 3-0 lead en route to a 3-2 victory over the Nelson Leafs at the Bantam House Championships.”(Coaches) were very happy with the teams success all year,” said Leafs coach Dave Zarikoff.”The Leafs fought valiantly to try and tie it up,” Zarikoff added about the final game.”Unfortunately time ran out and Couer d’ Alene skated away with the banner.”Nelson went 3-0 in the preliminary round to end up seeded #1 going into the playoff round. Zarikoff said Nelson received outstanding goaltending all weekend from the duo of Kylan Palm and Josh Marsden while team Captain Noah Whiffen and Assistant Captain Cale O’Meara, along with Keanu Tromans, Young, and Haydu anchored the defense. Forward Noah Marsh was outstanding, often being the first player back and pestered teams all weekend with his checking.last_img read more

first_imgWinthe chance to present “Ireland’s Ball” to the team this September! Vodafone Ireland, official sponsor of the IrishRugby team, has revealed “Ireland’s Ball” ahead of the team’s departure toJapan. In partnership with Gilbert, Vodafone has created a world first ballgrip that features the fingerprints of 32 people representing the 32 countiesof Ireland. Matty NíGriofa of An Ghaeltacht Rugbaí represents Galway on “Ireland’s Ball” Representing Galway on the ball is Matty NíGriofa,an Irish speaking lobster fisherman from Connemara. Matty is one of thefounding members of An Ghaeltacht Rugbaí which is the only Irish speaking rugbyteam in Ireland.Ireland’s Ball is a unique rugby ball thatcelebrates the diverse fabric of modern Irish society. The 32 people selectedto contribute their fingerprint to Ireland’s Ball represent Irish rugby fansand the #TeamOfUs from every corner of the country.  Watch Ireland’s Ball launch film here – has launched asearch for one lucky individual to present Ireland’s Ball to the Irish Rugbyteam before they depart for Japan. The presentation will take place at theAviva Stadium on September 6th. To enter visit to the ball include Maeve Cox (Meath),the first baby born in Ireland in 2019; Ciara Griffin (Kerry), Captain of theWomen’s Rugby team; John Burke (Clare), who summited Everest in 2017 and BrianJohn Spencer, an artist from Belfast. A full list of participants can be foundat on the campaign, Vodafone’s Head ofSponsorship and Business Brand Gerry Nixon said; “Vodafone’s mission with IrishRugby is to create the most interconnected team and fanbase on the planetthrough the #TeamOfUs. Our ‘Everyone In’ campaign is an invitation, to everyonearound the country, and indeed every Irish rugby fan around the world, to cometogether and connect with Irish rugby in the build-up to and during their timein Japan.”“We are conscious that most fans won’t be able totravel to Japan and we wanted to show the team the level of support that existsin every corner of Ireland. We identified 32 people from 32 counties to sharetheir fingerprints via a bespoke App so we could create Ireland’s Ball, a rugbyball that represents all of Ireland and carries our identity. The ball willtravel to Japan with the team this September as a symbol of our support. Now weare looking for one person to present Ireland’s Ball to the team on behalf ofthe entire nation.” Over the course of the Guinness Series, Vodafonewill be bringing fans closer to the team via social content, ticketcompetitions and exclusive, instant match highlights for all of Ireland’sinternational matches on the My Vodafone app. Check out all the latest #TeamOfUs news.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Vodafonereveal “Ireland’s Ball” ahead of the Irish Rugby team’s departure to Japanlast_img read more

first_img12 May 2014 The African National Congress (ANC) has been officially declared the winner of South Africa’s 2014 general election, after securing 62.15% of the national vote in last Wednesday’s poll. Announcing the results in Pretoria on Saturday evening, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) said the ANC had received 11 436 921 votes, which translates into 249 seats in the country’s National Assembly. The party remains in control in eight of the country’s provinces, with the exception of the Western Cape, which stays under the Democratic Alliance (DA), which secured 59.38% of the provincial vote. The DA increased its support nationally to 22.23% (4 091 584 votes), giving it 89 seats in the National Assembly. Newcomers the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) emerged as the third most popular party after the ANC and DA, with 6.35% of the vote. The party, which was formed only eight months ago, received more than one-million votes in the national ballot, earning 25 seats in Parliament. It has also become the official opposition in North West and Limpopo provinces. IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula said she was satisfied with how the elections were conducted. “I hereby, on behalf of the Electoral Commission, declare the 2014 national and provincial elections free and fair,” she said.Other parties in Parliament Of the 29 parties that contested the elections, only 13 received sufficient votes to gain representation in Parliament. The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) received the fourth-highest number of votes with 2.4% (441 854 votes). Its breakaway party, the National Freedom Party (NFP), came in fifth with 1.57% (288 742 votes). This was the first time the NFP had contested a national election. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) increased its support from 0.85% in 2009 to 1% (184 636 votes), with the sixth-highest share of votes. The Freedom Front Plus improved its support from 0.83% in 2009 to 0.9% (165 715 votes), while the African Christian Democratic Party received 0.57% of the vote (104 039 votes). The Congress of the People received 0.67% (123 221 votes) this time around. Agang SA got 0.28% (52 334 votes) of the national vote. A total of 251 957 votes were spoilt nationally, up from 239 237 in the last poll, while over 18-million of people (73.42% of those eligible to vote) participated in the election. “As we celebrate two decades of democracy and conclude the 2014 elections, we can affirm democracy is alive and well and thriving in our land,’ Tlakula said. IEC vice-chair Terry Tselane said the elections had demonstrated the same spirit the country had in 1994, something he said the nation should be proud of. Both the African Union (AU) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) observer missions congratulated South Africa on a free, fair, transparent and credible election. Source: read more