Amazing comeback

first_imgAi-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite “It’s just the lack of maturity, lack of character and probably the ability to close out games,” said Guiao. “That’s been our weakest point; we haven’t been able to be mentally tough throughout the game.”“Having been with the team for the past five, six months, I was expecting that they’d be a little bit tougher, more mature. That’s where I was disappointed.”TNT, which at one point trailed, 60-89, was eventually able to dictate the tempo in overtime, going on an early 7-0 run with Roger Pogoy hitting a triple from the right wing to give the Texters a 120-113 lead.Meanwhile, the PBA is celebrating its 42nd anniversary with a bang on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.“We owe our fans a great deal of gratitude. They are the reason why the PBA remains strong through these years,” said PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Of all the losses that have collected around NLEX’s feet, this is most likely the one the Road Warriors wish they could kick away.NLEX was riding on a huge momentum crest in the first half—establishing a season scoring mark along the way—before watching TNT come back in scintillating fashion for a 126-121 overtime victory Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Pray Jeff Horn is (already) worth it Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte What was supposed to be NLEX’s breakthrough victory in their first PBA Commissioner’s Cup tournament under coach Yeng Guiao turned out to be a bitter extension of their current spiral: The team has now lost its first five matches here.“It’s still part of the struggle,” said NLEX coach Yeng Guiao, who has won just twice with the Road Warriors since joining the team this season. “We played probably our best first half and then our worst second half so it’s disappointing.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnFor the Texters? It was their biggest turnaround in franchise history after having rallied past a 23-point hole against Alaska in Game 3 of the 2007 Fiesta Finals.“It was the players who talked before I entered the dugout, they were already talking with each other and they were trying to find ways to rally back,” said TNT coach Nash Racela. On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Jayson Castro led the second half charge for TNT, which trailed 76-53 at halftime after the Road Warriors’ record-setting performance in the first two quarters.TNT improved to 3-1.San Miguel Beer, meanwhile, continued its winning start to the tournament by whipping Phoenix, 110-88, in the second game.June Mar Fajardo led the Beermen with 22 points in a game that almost matched the high-scoring pace of the earlier match, where the Road Warriors’ 76 points in the first half were the most scored in that same stretch this season.But all that meant nothing as the Texters outscored them, 73-45, the rest of the way.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikelylast_img read more

Are we ruralist ruled out?

first_imgDear Editor,With reference to the letter written by Sase Singh captioned “The de-recognition of rural Guyana” which you published on 24 April, 2016 the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (Hindus for Selfless Service-HSS) takes the opportunity to publicly agree with the views stated.HSS holds the same certainty that the Hindus and youths from the rural geography of this country should be taken into perspective as we move to construct the new Ethnic Relations Commission. How can one form a national body when the representations of the people from the different walks of life are not equally being represented? Why must central Guyana have majority of the say on national Guyana! Did the relevant authority elaborate the importance of the ERC within the rural areas? Aren’t our “Country” men and women superlative too? Are we ruralist ruled out?HSS has its roots in the rural areas, working for 20 years in this country. The core of HSS is the Hindu youths, young men and women who have been selflessly serving society. With many influential leaders and youths, HSS has worked within many rural communities in recruiting and reforming young Hindus and to some extent non-Hindus, all in the aim to serve this nation.HSS has touched all three counties of Guyana, such as Morasi, Leguan, Wakenaam, Charity, La Grange, Stewartville, Vergenoegen, Cummings Lodge, Blairmont, De Edward, Skeldon, just to name a few.Over the years HSS has been working in the areas that are often overlooked. In 1997, we were actively involved in one of the very first Suicide prevention awareness programmes held at Cove and John Hindu Collage.Who can forget Guyana’s flood disaster in 2005? In addition to the 120,047 hot meals and 73,889 hampers and dry ration distributed, HSS joined with other Hindu groups to cook and distribute over 3000 hot meals, braving the vulnerability in delivering medical supplies to the thousands affected in its three days/nights relief effort.In 2011, the group continued the fight against suicide by hosting seminars in the rural communities and even had some of its members trained as “Gatekeepers”. Gatekeepers gave support to the then Ministry of Health in its approach for National Suicide Prevention.HSS has being doing work, from helping children with aids for schooling to collaborating with Hindu groups in steering and hosting International Day of Yoga. We gathered youths from all ethnic groups to attend the HSS honouring ceremony of our cricket great – Shiv Chanderpaul. This was no different when we illuminate HSS Guyana’s 1st National Diya last November at Rahaman’s Park.Just as recent as last weekend HSS organised a massive youth cricket play-off where talents that are often overlooked was brought to light. HSS composition is with the Hindu youths of Guyana and moreso those of the rural areas.During HSS chowtaal session with President David Arthur Granger – at the State House – our “I LOVE GUYANA” project was publicly announced by one of our members. The president was enchanted to know of move in assisting to make Guyana a better place.The Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh hits the nail right on the head since we are not just a Hindu organisation but it is filled with a number of talented and educated youths whose aims are to serve Guyana. Why are we ruralist ruled out?Sincerely,Praem NarineRambharak (Satesh)last_img read more

No new leads on fugitives

first_imgThree days after two inmates of the Lusignan Prison escaped while working outdoors; the joint operation to recapture the duo has yielded no success.Wanted: Foas ShakirRajendra Deonarine, 22, of Richmond Housing Scheme, Essequibo; and 26-year-old Faos Shakir, of Le Ressouvenir, East Coast Demerara, were clearing overgrown vegetation from theWanted: Rajendra Deonarinepenitentiary’s fence when they made good their escape sometime around 10:30h on Monday.According to reports, Deonarine was serving a two-year sentence for possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking, while Shakir was sentenced to three years for several robbery offences.Director of Prisons, Carl Graham, when contacted on Wednesday evening told Guyana Times that they have exhausted all possible leads that were at their disposal. He confirmed that they have not received any new leads but members of the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Prison Service are optimistic that they will recapture the duo.He nevertheless urged members of the public to contact the nearest Police Station once the men are seen. However, the Police have since questioned the relatives of the two men but they have claimed that they were not contacted. Police have reportedly searched several areas including the East Coast Demerara corridor, Mocha Arcadia and Diamond on the East Bank of Demerara.Both the Prison Service and the Police Force are urging citizens to take the necessary precautions in securing their premises.last_img read more

MARAD observes World Maritime Day 2017

first_imgThe Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) on Thursday joined the rest of the world in observing World Maritime Day 2017 under the theme “Connecting Ships, Ports, and People”, with the hosting of a safety exhibition.The event, held at the Parika Ferry Stelling, was aimed at promoting navigational safety.Director of Ports and Harbours, Louise Williams, speaking to the theme, said that seas and oceans today facilitate over 90 per cent of the world’s trade and movement of people. Williams said that MARAD, over the years, has promoted theMinister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings (right) and Director of Ports and Harbours Louise Williams taking a look at one of the booths at the exhibitionuse of safe practices on the waterways, through inspections, checking for certification of vessels and crews, and monitoring of water taxis.She explained that MARAD would soon be launching its “safety awareness stickers to be placed at the bow of the vessels”.  The labels will serve to indicate vessels that have been licensed by the Administration, while those without labels would be deemed unlicensed. The decals, Williams said, are another safety precaution aimed at promoting safety on the waterways.It was pointed out by the Director that MARAD would continue to partner with public and private stakeholders such as the Guyana Defence Force Coast Guard, Farm Supplies, and Reliance Health among others.“We, as leaders and active players within the sector, strongly desire that maritime transportation in Guyana be the safest way to travel. It is imperative that we makeCurious persons visiting the Guyana Defence Force Coast Guard booth at the exhibitionsafety not just a culture, but a reality.”Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings, en route from Bartica, stopped by the exhibition and took a look at some of the booths.According to the Department of Public Information, the Minister explained that it was a “timely venture and in the Maritime exhibition, I have seen Basic Life Support, so I am glad that they can partner with the Ministry of Public Health to ensure that companies are trained in basic life services and basic life support”.MARAD was established according to the 1998 Shipping Act, Section 4, which states “There shall be a Maritime Administration Department hereinafter referred to as the “Department”.The Department is mandated to ensure that there is minimal or no accident on the waterways and the safety of passengers and crew so that the public could continue to have confidence in maritime transport as a safe mode of transportation.last_img read more

Liverpool star backs Rodgers and tells fans: Keep believing in us

first_img Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has insisted Brendan Rodgers is a ‘great manager’ before telling the club’s fans to continue believing in them, despite their current poor form.The Reds now sit tenth in the Premier League after a 3-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford, just seven months after finishing the previous campaign in second place.And with pressure growing on Northern Irish boss Rodgers, Toure has leapt to his defence insisting he can turn things around at Anfield.“It’s crazy to even talk about his [Brendan Rodgers’] future,” the Liverpool defender said.“He’s a great manager and we all know that. Just look at how fantastic he did last season.“We’re all behind him and we’re all trying to make things better. He’s a great manager. We all love him.“My message to the fans is this – keep believing.“I believe in this manager and I believe in this group of players. I know we will improve during the second half of the season.“We have brought in new players, they need to adapt and that always takes time.“It’s been a tough week for us with going out of the Champions League to Basle and then losing to United.“But this is a good club and we bounce back all the time. We have to stick together and make sure we bounce back again. If we win one game then the confidence will come back.” 1last_img read more

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool: Klopp’s men rated and slated

first_img Roberto Firmino – 7 – The Brazilian led the line very well and got a deserved goal to prevent his side from a calamitous loss. 14 Dejan Lovren – 6 – The Croatian was arguably Liverpool’s best defender but that’s mainly because he didn’t make a noticeable mistake in the game. SUB – James Milner – 7 – Subbed on for Henderson early in the game, Milner played well for most of the game apart from the five minute period where he looked out of his depth and Arsenal scored their three goals. Emre Can – 8 – The German was very positive going forward. The Reds will be hopeful he can stay at Anfield as he offers a great deal for the club. 14 Jordan Henderson – 6 – An unfortunate evening for the captain as he was forced off with what looks like a hamstring injury after ten minutes. Liverpool will be hoping Henderson won’t be out for too long. Andy Robertson – 7 – The summer signing is looking more and more assured at the back but his performances are spoiled by mistakes from his team-mates. Simon Mignolet – 5 – The error-prone Mignolet was out in full force tonight with his hopeless flap at Xhaka’s effort which brought Arsenal level. 14 14 14 Mohamed Salah – 6 – Despite scoring a magnificent goal in the second half, Salah missed a host of chances which could have finished the game by half time. 14 14 14 14 14 14 Sadio Mane – 7 – Mane caused all sorts of problems for the Arsenal defence, however, like Salah was very wasteful in front of goal. Joe Gomez – 5 – A great first half but Gomez was caught sleeping when Sanchez scored his goal which then started Arsenal’s incredible comeback. 14 SUB – Georginio Wijnaldum – 6 – The Dutchman was rested and gave some good energy to the midfield when he was subbed on and Wijnaldum nearly provided the assist for a late Salah chance. 14 14 Philippe Coutinho – 7 – Coutinho dictated the pace of the game in the first half and scored a well taken header in the first half to initially put Liverpool in control. A crazy second half saw Arsenal and Liverpool play out a classic 3-3 draw at the Emirates Stadium. The visitors dominated the first half and took the lead through a Philippe Coutinho header before Mohamed Salah’s curling strike put Liverpool 2-0 up just after the break. Alexis Sanchez pulled one back a minute later before goals from Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil turned the game on its head in just five minutes. Roberto Firmino got Liverpool’s equaliser twenty minutes from time as both sides shared the spoils. So how did Klopp’s men perform at the Emirates? Click the right arrow above to see talkSPORT’s Liverpool player ratings… Ragnar Klavan – 6 – A reasonable performance from Klavan but he struggled to keep up with the Arsenal onslaught like the rest of his team in the second half. SUB – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 5 – All eyes were on the former Arsenal player on his return to north London, but the events of the game overshadowed his brief time on the pitch.last_img read more

Gerrard: League has to sort out semi-final scheduling

first_imgSteven Gerrard has said it would be unfair to ask Rangers or Celtic to play a cup semi-final less than 48 hours after a Europa League tie.Rangers progressed to the League Cup last four with a 4-0 win over Ayr United and were drawn against Aberdeen. Celtic face Hearts in the other semi-final with games scheduled for October 28 and 29 but the Glasgow sides are both in Europe on the Thursday night.It’s possible tournament organisers could switch one game to Murrayfield on the Sunday to allow both teams equal rest but Gerrard says a solution has to be found because the current scheduling isn’t right.“The way I understood it was the first tie out of the draw plays on Saturday?” he joked before stressing the difficulties. “Listen, whoever has to do that, it’s not fair on any team, having played on the Thursday night. I’ll be interested to see how they decide. All the best with that one.“We’ll deal with that when we have to. I’m not sure how they will select who plays when or what the rules are.“Whoever has to do it it won’t be fair as 48 hours is not enough.”Gerrard was pleased with side’s comprehensive win over Ayr and said he would look forward to the Aberdeen tie. However, Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos will miss that match after picking up a second yellow card of the competition.  Morelos was booked for an angry outburst at referee Bobby Madden after being fouled by Jamie Adams. The manager expressed his sympathy and said the wrong call would rob him of his striker for a crucial game.“I can understand him getting frustrated because for me it was a yellow card offence on him. The referee said the player got the ball clean but I disagree. Alfredo’s got it wrong at times this season, which I’ve told him about, but I can understand his frustration tonight.We suffer as a club because we don’t have him available so the only thing we go away from tonight disappointed in is that.last_img read more

Nigeria’s Super Eagles soar to Afcon title

first_imgNigeria countered with a swift break out of defence and Victor Moses set up Musa for a shot from inside the Burkina Faso box, but the substitute slipped on a sandy part of the field and went down, which allowed the Stallions time to turn over possession and clear the danger. Good chanceIn the third minute of the second half, Nigeria had a good chance to double their lead when Victor Moses found Brown Ideye deep in the Burkinabe box, but Ideye’s aim wasn’t true and his shot passed across the face of Diakite’s goal. In the 65th minute Nigeria lost Elderson Echiejile to an injury. As he went off, Wildred Sanou came on for Florent Rouamba, as coach Paul Put made the first change for Burkina Faso. Juwon Oshaniwa came on for Echiejile. His first contribution was to stop Charles Kabore illegally and earn himself a yellow card. The teams turned with Nigeria one goal to nil ahead. 10 February 2013 When time expired, four minutes of additional time was added on. Coach Stephen Keshi made his first change after eight minutes of the second haf, bringing on Ahmed Musa for Uche, who had been a little off song and had failed to make an impact. There was a heart-in-mouth moment for the Stallions just before the break when Mba intercepted a pass and snapped off a shot, but he was leaning back as he hit it and it flew high over the Burkina Faso goal. The final whistle sounded. Enyeama, curiously, tried to lift the referee in celebration. Nigeria and their fans celebrated and coach Stephen Keshi became only the second man after Egyptian Mahmoud Al Gohari to win the Africa Cup of Nations as a player and a coach. The Super Eagles were crowding the middle of the park, making it difficult for the Burkinabe to release any passes down the flanks from there, which had the effect of forcing the Stallions to try a good number of long balls out of defence. Burkina Faso tried to find a quick reply. Prejuce Nakoulma came close to delivering an equaliser, but was ruled offside as he put Enyeama under pressure. Bance, as he had done a little earlier, again shot high over the goal from range. With less than 15 minutes remaining, the Nigerian fans could be heard singing “All we are saying is give us a goal” to the tune of the famous John Lennon song, “All we are saying is give peace a chance”. Bance managed a flick-on from the free kick, but Enyeama was well positioned and caught the ball comfortably against his chest. The big team news before the contest was the absence of star striker Emmanuel Emenike for the Super Eagles because of an injury and the inclusion of Jonathan Pitroipa for the Stallions after a red card he received in the semi-finals was rescinded. The curtain came down on the Orange Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) at the National Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday evening when Nigeria and Burkina Faso dueled to decide the champion team of Africa. After 94 minutes of action, the Super Eagles had secured their third Afcon title by a 1-0 margin. First decent attackBurkina Faso’s first decent attack came after 15 minutes and it included a nice interchange of passes between Pitroipa and the big striker Aristide Bance. The Super Eagles conceded a corner, but it came to nought for the Burkinabe. Ten minutes later, Bance blasted a shot high over the Nigerian goal from outside the box after neatly chesting down a long pass. The Nigerian bench and fans leapt to their feat. Mba, surrounded by his team-mates, fell to his knees in celebration. It was his second goal of the tournament. His first, in a quarterfinal win over Cote d’Ivoire, was equally good. Victor Moses got behind the defence on the right and it needed some good cover defence to snuff out the danger. Diakite spilt the resulting corner, but the snapshot from Ideye passed over the crossbar. Not only were there supporters of the finalists in the stadium, but also plenty of football fans in the colours of the host nation’s national football team, Bafana Bafana. Sanou got onto the end of a corner unchallenged, but his header back into the middle was knocked behind by the Nigerian defenders for another corner.center_img Early touchDaouda Diakite had an early touch of the ball for Burkina Faso when a cross come shot from Efe Ambrose flew neatly into his midriff. He easily caught the ball to end the first attack of the game. Moses had a good opportunity to increase Nigeria’s lead when the Super Eagles out-manned the Stallions as they broke away from defending a corner. He was a litte undecided whether or not to pass or shoot and in the end his shot was partially blocked and rolled gently into the hands of Diakite. Musa then put in a super cross, low across goal from the left. Diakite missed the ball, but so too did Ideye and the Stallions breathed a sigh of relief. With time running down, Moumouni Dagano came on for Paul Koulibaly as coach Put replaced a defender with a striker. The big, blonde-haired striker was then narrowly wide of Victor Enyeama’s right-hand post from a free kick. Vuvuzelas blared and South African President Jacob Zuma was on hand to wish the two teams well as a packed crowd of 85 000 took in the title-decider. For Nigeria, it was a first final since 2000. For Burkina Faso, it was uncharted territory. Nigeria were making the early running and forced the first corner and free kick of the game, although Brown Ideye went down with little input from a Burkina Faso player. In the 38th minute, the first yellow card of the game was shown to Ogenyi Onazi for a studs-up challenge and Burkina Faso’s free kick that followed came close to catching out the Nigerian defenders. The ball was delivered from the left to the far post where Bakary Kone met it, but his aim was off and Enyeama was not called on to make a save. Abdou Traore came on for Djakaridja Kone as Put rolled the dice for a final time. Less than a minute remained in regulation time. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Peculiar defendingBurkina Faso were taking the game to Nigeria, but were almost caught on the break. Some peculiar defending saw the Stallions’ central defenders exchanging a short pass across goal right on the edge of the six-yard box and Ideye picked up the ball, but couldn’t get a shot away. Nigeria were almost rewarded for a patient build-up after half-an-hour when Uche played Ideye in, but the striker’s first touch let him down and Diakite, in the Burkina Faso goal, was able to gather the ball and stop the threat. Nigeria were clearly dictating terms in the early going, forcing the Burkinabe back into their half. Whenever the Stallions managed to break out of defence, the Super Eagles were quick to get players back behind the ball and regain possession. Not far wideBy now the game head really opened up and Burkina Faso swung back onto the attack. Sanou found Nakoulma down the right and then received the ball back. His first time shot was not far wide of Enyeama’s right-hand post. The crowd oohed and aahed. Midfield controlBurkina Faso were no doubt committing more to attack than they had in the first half, but Nigeria still controlled the midfield and the Burkinabe were finding it a tough job to break down the Nigerians in that area. Last chanceIn the time added on, Ideye was shown a yellow card when he stopped a Burkina Faso attack with his right hand, but the shot was a disappointing one and didn’t force Enyeama into a save. Burkina Faso’s last chance had gone. GoalFive minutes from the break, Paul Koulibaly struggled to deal with a long, low pass from the back of the Nigerian defence. In trying to control the ball, he was robbed of possession and Ike Uche picked it up on the right, just outside the Burkina Faso box. He passed inside for Moses, whose shot was blocked. The ball, however, found Sunday Mba, who controlled it with his body before knocking it over a defender with his right foot. Before it hit the ground. he struck it with his left foot into the far corner to give Nigeria the lead with a goal befitting of the occasion of a final. Kenneth Omeruo was shown the game’s second yellow card when he fouled Pitroipa with a knee to knee tackle. John Obi Mikel, well known for having a short fuse, had words with the referee and was also shown a yellow. Pitroipa left the field on a stretcher but returned a short while later from the sideline.last_img read more

Can AT&T Grab T-Mobile Plus Qualcomm’s 700 MHz Spectrum?

first_imgLast Monday’s suspension by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission of the 180-day countdown clock for the review of AT&T’s proposed purchase of wireless spectrum from Qualcomm, was another signal that regulators for the current administration may not be as permissive about acquisitions as those for the prior one. Now, as The Wall Street Journal reported late Friday afternoon, AT&T has hired Bank of America to help it consider, and perhaps execute, a sale of certain assets, in hopes of appeasing regulators who continue to look askance at its proposed acquisition of the U.S. assets of T-Mobile.Qualcomm reached an agreement with AT&T to sell its remaining share of the D block of 700 MHz spectrum in the U.S. last December. In an effort to convince regulators they may be holding up the innovation process, late Monday, Qualcomm issued a statement on behalf of the corporation that made a bold, but unusual, claim: It would only have the resources to build services such as FLO TV using that spectrum, if it could sell that spectrum to AT&T first.The statement from Qualcomm VP of Government Affairs Dean Brenner reads:The FCC should approve the pending AT&T-Qualcomm spectrum sale now because of the clear benefits to the public from the sale that stand on their own and are totally unrelated to the proposed AT&T-T-Mobile merger. Approval now will foster the public policies that the FCC correctly deems so vital for the American public. Approval now will re-purpose unused 700 MHz unpaired spectrum for mobile broadband, thereby easing America’s spectrum crunch and helping to meet the FCC’s goal of reallocating 300 MHz for mobile broadband over the next five years. Approval now will also allow Qualcomm to invest in a new, spectrally efficient technology (supplemental downlink) and enable the first worldwide deployment to occur in the U.S., thereby fostering U.S. economic growth and job creation and enhancing U.S. global leadership in wireless technology.In a letter to AT&T and Qualcomm representatives dated August 8, FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Chief Rick Kaplan warned the two companies that the issues surrounding their proposed sale, and those surrounding the T-Mobile acquisition, could overlap:The Commission’s ongoing review has confirmed that the proposed transactions raise a number of related issues, including, but not limited to, questions regarding AT&T’s aggregation of spectrum throughout the nation, particularly in overlapping areas. As a result, we have concluded that the best way to determine whether either or both of the proposed transactions serve the public interest is to consider them in a coordinated manner at this time, without prejudice to independent treatment at a later date.The FCC established the 180-day review procedure in an effort to make the regulatory process fit some established, manageable template. That said, the Commission says, it’s under no obligation to itself to complete its review within that timeframe. As the Commission states:We also remind the public that, although the agency seeks to meet the 180-day benchmark, its statutory obligation to determine that an assignment or transfer serves the public interest takes precedence over the informal timeline. The Commission’s failure to release an order within the 180-day benchmark is not indicative of how it will resolve the issues raised in this proceeding.Just over two weeks ago, Sen. Al Franken (D – Minn.) wrote each of the FCC commissioners, urging them to reject the proposed T-Mobile acquisition by AT&T for reasons including AT&T’s alleged mismanagement of the spectrum it already does own. Sen. Franken wrote:AT&T owns more spectrum than any other company, yet AT&T has been plagued with delays in rolling out infrastructure to support spectrum it has been allocated. The quality of the service it provides is consistently ranked last amongst the national carriers, and it continues to use spectrum in an inefficient manner. The question your agencies must consider is not how badly AT&T needs the spectrum, but how effective AT&T would be at making use of that spectrum relative to other carriers. Moreover, I believe the public interest would be far better served if AT&T was required to resolve its spectrum crunch by investing a portion of the $39 billion it plans to spend on this transaction to build out its existing spectrum and to deploy additional technologies to make more efficient use of its current spectrum holdings. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile#news center_img scott fulton Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

Jeff City Schools working on student behavior

first_imgYou’ve heard the stories about Jefferson City teachers and students who feared for their safety in the classroom.School Superintendent Dr. Larry Linthacum says officials are making strides in teaching kids how to behave.Linthacum says the challenge has been trying to hold those students accountable for their behavior instead of just kicking them out of school.last_img