MTS ups forecast but Ukraine concerns persist

first_img Vodafone, MTS extend partnership to 2023 MTS readies first mmWave phone for Russia Previous ArticleYahoo buys photo aggregation app maker CoolirisNext ArticleApple teams up with 25 apps to fund AIDS research AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 25 NOV 2014 FinancialMTS Author Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Relatedcenter_img Russia’s MTS increased its guidance for 2014, while warning that “the situation in Ukraine remains highly volatile and creates uncertainty at the Group level”.“It is hard to forecast what the operational trends in Ukraine would be going forward,” Andrei Dubovskov, president and CEO (pictured), said.In a statement, the CEO noted that the company expects strength in Russia and “better-than-expected” performances in Ukraine and Armenia to raise revenue by “at least 2 per cent” for the year. Its prior guidance had been growth of 1 per cent.For Q3, the company reported a profit of RUB16.06 billion ($259.5 million), down from RUB18.08 billion in the prior-year quarter, on revenue of RUB107.15 billion, up 3.6 per cent.Profitability has been pressured through issues such as increased tax and spectrum fees, higher costs in areas such as payroll, electricity and site rentals, and the impact of currency devaluation on items denominated in foreign currencies.Revenue from its Russian mobile business increased by 9.1 per cent to RUB77.3 billion. The lion’s share of the company’s revenue – 93 per cent – comes from its home market.MTS’ strong mobile performance was attributed to factors including subscriber migration from feature phones to smartphones, tariffs which enable it to stimulate consumption of mobile data, and the expansion of its subscriber base.For the full year, the company is expecting MTS Russia to see revenue growth of 5 per cent, compared with prior guidance in the 3 per cent to 5 per cent range.While Ukraine and Turkmenistan saw Q3 revenue growth, there was a decline in Armenia.Other highlights include the signing of a deal with the Republic of Uzbekistan, resolving a long-running dispute, and enabling MTS to resume operations in the country.It has taken possession of a controlling stake in Universal Mobile Systems in this country (a business created from the assets of MTS’ previous Uzdunrobita operation), and plans to launch commercial operations at the start of December 2014. MTS chief backs open, local infrastructure drive Home MTS ups forecast but Ukraine concerns persist Tags Devices Steve Costello last_img read more

CSL offers day pass for in-flight roaming

first_imgHome CSL offers day pass for in-flight roaming AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 01 SEP 2017 HKT revenue dips on plunge in handset sales Money Related Hong Kong trio vie for 5G glory Hong Kong’s largest mobile operator CSL introduced a flat-rate data roaming package for its customers to access the internet when flying on suitably equipped aircraft.The operator’s in-flight day pass provides unlimited data for 24 hours for HKD98 ($12.50) during an initial promotional period running from today (1 September) through 30 November, after which the price will rise to HKD178.In a statement, CSL said the service is already available on many flights operated by a number of international airlines, including Cathay Pacific, Air France, British Airways, Emirates and Singapore Airlines.The operator added the list of supporting airlines is growing as are the fleets installed with the service.CSL, HKT’s mobile unit, holds a 35 per cent share of Hong Kong’s 12.5 million mobile connections.Richard Midgett, MD of HKT’s wireless business, said: “Hong Kong people are frequent travelers and they want to stay connected wherever they go.”“Data roaming is made easy, worry free and economical, even in the air,” he added. Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more center_img HKT upgrades taxis with Wi-Fi, m-payments Author CSLin-flight data Joseph Waring Tags Previous ArticleDeutsche Telekom, Huawei claim “5G” firstNext ArticleMobile payments gaining traction in the UK – Visa last_img read more

Do Research on ‘Space for Sharing’ Project at Univ. of Nottingham

first_img Share 0 By pdf says: Deadline: 22 July 2015Open to: applicants with PhD in International Relations who are fluent in English and Serbo-CroatianFellowship: GBR 28,695 per yearDescriptionApplications are invited for a Research Fellow on the ‘Space for Sharing’ project at The University of Nottingham. The aim of the project is to provide a trans-disciplinary understanding of the online sharing of personal information, emotion and resources in extreme circumstances (ranging from dangerous and addictive drug use, life-threatening illness, to suicidal ideation and disaster situations).The project involving six work packages will explore how, in such circumstances, these acts of sharing impact on the development of empathy and trust on and offline. You will undertake research primarily in Work Package 2, to undertake a qualitative analysis of online information sharing in the context of disaster and conflict situations, focused on two case studies – 2014 Balkan floods and Ukraine conflict, as well as work with researchers in other universities on the project to develop a trans-disciplinary understanding of online sharing of personal information, emotion and resources in extreme circumstances.EligibilityApplicants should have inter alia a PhD in International Relations (or equivalent subject), fluency in English and Serbo-Croatian, ability to conduct interdisciplinary research, and extensive knowledge of SFR Yugoslavia, and Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia. For full details see Role Profile.FellowshipThis is a full time, fixed term post and is available immediately. The successful candidate will receive salary GBR 28,695 per year.How to apply?The deadline for applications is 22 July 2015.  Apply for the position online HERE.For more information please visit the official website. Pocket on July 31, 2015 at 11:22 am Reddit Do Research on ‘Space for Sharing’ Project at Univ. of Nottingham Tweet One thought on “Do Research on ‘Space for Sharing’ Project at Univ. of Nottingham” Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. center_img July 3, 2015 Published by miro Similar Stories Log in to Reply LinkedIn 0 +1 You ought to take part in a contest for one of the finest websites on the net.I most certainly will recommend this site! ← Director of CEU Roma Access Programs TC on Conflict Resolution and Peace-Building in Prishtina →last_img read more

No. 18 of Kyle Busch passes Miami post-race inspection

first_imgThe race-winning No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota of Kyle Busch passed post-race technical inspection Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway with no issues.The No. 18 Toyota was found to be compliant with the 2019 NASCAR Rule Book after Busch won the championship finale in Miami.The No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Toyota of Matt DiBenedetto had one lug nut not safe and secure in post-race inspection. The other Championship 4 cars — the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford of Kevin Harvick, the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota of Denny Hamlin and the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota of Martin Truex Jr. — will be taken back to the R&D Center in Concord, North Carolina.With post-race teardown complete, the race results are official. Busch is the 2019 NASCAR champion.RELATED: Results | Busch scores second championshipThe post-race process is part of a new, more timely approach to inspection for all three NASCAR national series. Competition officials announced in February that thorough post-race inspections would take place shortly after the checkered flag at the track instead of midweek at the Research & Development Center.Those inspections come with a stiffer deterrence structure that includes disqualification for significant rules infractions — “a total culture change,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer. In the past, race-winning teams found in violation of the rules were penalized with post-race fines, points deductions and/or suspensions, but victories were allowed to stand.Competition officials introduced the quicker post-race inspection timetable in an effort to make the results official on race day, aiming for a 90-minute target time frame to complete their scrutinizing. The new post-race inspection process was also designed to deal with potential violations more promptly, avoiding any midweek news that might cloud the previous week’s results or the build-up to the following week’s event.NASCAR will still inspect cars and parts at the R&D Center as needed, but the more comprehensive at-track inspection will take priority.According to NASCAR statistical archives, the last time a premier-series driver was disqualified occurred in 1973, when early retiree Buddy Baker was demoted to last place in the National 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The last time an apparent race winner in NASCAR’s top division was disqualified came on April 17, 1960, when Emanuel Zervakis’ victory at Wilson (N.C.) Speedway was thrown out because of an oversized fuel tank on his No. 85 Chevrolet.last_img read more

The Beacon Jams Night 5: Trey Anastasio Revives Ghosts Of The Forest With 8-Piece Rescue Squad Strings [Recap/Video]

first_imgOn Friday night, Trey Anastasio regrouped his 2019 touring project Ghosts of the Forest for Night 5 of The Beacon Jams, his eight-week virtual residency at New York’s Beacon Theatre.This performance officially opened the back half of the eight-part residency, and a few patterns had emerged in The Beacon Jams throughout the “front four.” We’d probably get the no-horns, “local” Trey Anastasio Band lineup as the house band, probably some Jeff Tanski piano renderings of Phish songs, probably some tasteful cameos by the Rescue Squad Strings. Of course, as is the nature of these Beacon Jams, we as the audience are on a need-to-know basis. Trey has clearly been making big plans to ensure that each of these streams is something special, and the midway point of the run has always felt like an intuitive place to shake things up.That flame was stoked by a Friday afternoon post from Trey announcing that a beautiful, glowing poster print commemorating The Beacon Jams Night 5 would go on sale after the show. Following the performance, Trey posted the full image of the commemorative poster for Ghosts of the Forest night at The Beacon Jams by Daniel Danger.The familiar fade-in on the Beacon stage revealed not the Beacon Jams band we’ve seen the last few weeks but an expanded version of the Ghosts of the Forest outfit with whom Trey recorded an eponymous concept album and embarked on a national headlining tour in 2019 that eventually produced an official GotF live album.For those fans unfamiliar with Ghosts of the Forest, there are a few important things to note before we dive into the music from Friday night. First, unlike virtually every other Trey project, the order and content of a Ghosts of the Forest setlist is set in stone. As Trey revealed on SiriusXM during the initial Ghosts of the Forest tour in April 2019, “It’s a concert with a narrative arc. There’s an underlying story within the sequence of songs, and within the lyrics of the songs. So, that probably makes it a little bit different from things that I’ve done before.”Second, it’s prudent to consider the heartbreaking origins of this trove of new music: the loss of Trey’s longtime friend, Chris Cottrell, to cancer in 2018. “He was my tether to childhood and to a life before Phish happened,” Trey explained in a candid 2019 interview with Rolling Stone.The music he wrote for the project was so bluntly emotional, so raw, that he wasn’t sure he wanted to release it. “I went through a period of deep self-doubt after recording it,” Anastasio reflected. “I didn’t want to put it out. Maybe I was scared.” Not only did he put it out, he blew it up. A sold-out tour. An incredible stage set that juxtaposed delicate, artful white static elements and towering, technicolor electronics. [Note: If anyone’s looking for some good follow-up viewing today, the 2019 Trey Anastasio documentary Between Me and My Mind offers a wonderful look at the creation of this project, Trey’s uncertainty about the material, his final, emotional visit with Cottrell, and more. Stream it via Amazon here].Following the sold-out, nine-date Ghosts of the Forest tour in the spring of 2019, Trey seemed to close the book on the suite. Sure, a few of the songs would work their way into Phish setlists in the ensuing months, often quite prominently (lookin’ at you, Alpine “Ruby Waves”), but that tour always felt like a one-and-done. Ghosts of the Forest presented us with a vulnerable Trey offering up a new kind of show as a means for coping with the loss of a foundational person in his life. From there, it seemed, he turned the page and kept pushing on ’til the day, as C-Cott would have wanted.Just over a year later, however, we find ourselves in a vastly different world. We’re spending our Fridays together remotely as a particularly reflective Trey Anastasio makes amends for his past transgressions by raising money to directly help people who are struggling as he once did via the Divided Sky Fund—which has now racked up more than $400,000 in donations. With all that in mind, it seems only natural that Trey’s thoughts may have wandered back to his late friend, remembering him fondly while wishing he was here to experience this evolution with him. Now that it’s happened, a Ghosts of the Forest night at The Beacon Jams feels like a perfect choice.Ghosts of the Forest – “Drift While You’re Sleeping” – The Beacon Jams Night 5 – 11/6/20[Video: Trey Anastasio]Now, on to the music itself, with a small caveat: I’ve reviewed this show before. After getting my ticket for the last NYC Ghosts of the Forest show on April 23rd, 2019, I purposely blocked out the music trickling in (both the studio record and the live recordings) so I could take it in for the first time in person. It’s not something you normally have to consider with Trey projects, all of which are known for their ever-changing sets from night to night, but Ghosts of the Forest is not exactly a “normal” Trey Anastasio project. For a dive into the Ghosts of the Forest live show as a whole, I’ll refer you to the going-in-blind review of that 4/23/19 United Palace show.The Beacon Jams Ghosts of the Forest night setlist stuck with the script of the previous live performances, unavoidably reducing the element of surprise on Night 5. Of course, the performance still found ways to unexpectedly delight the Twitch masses, so we’ll focus on those elements here.In addition to Trey, keyboardist Ray Paczkowski, and bassist Tony Markellis, who are now 5-for-5 on the Beacon jams, Ghosts of the Forest night brought singers Jennifer Hartswick and Celisse Henderson into the fold. The show also saw the addition of a third GotF backing vocalist, Jo Lampert, who Trey was quick to point out that we’ve all seen before, whether in her role as “lead Trey clone” on New Year’s Eve 2019 to her inclusion in Phish’s Ziggy Stardust Halloween spectacle in 2016.Of course, the reunion most fans are talking about is between Trey and another longtime friend, Jon Fishman, his comrade and Phish bandmate of many decades, who also serves as the drummer in Ghosts of the Forest. The Beacon Jams Night 5 marked the first time these two shared a stage since they took their final bows with Phish in Mexico back on February 23rd, some eight months/eight thousand years ago. The banter between the two throughout the night—and the obvious joy Trey got from playing with Fish once again—were highlights of the night in themselves.From quips about how everyone had previously dated the drummer to inside jokes from their time as teenage buskers in Italy that produced Phish classics like “You Enjoy Myself” to the sort of faux-erotic ribbing you only see from friends with the tightest of bonds, seeing Trey and Fish onstage together again for the night was a healing sight for a hurting fanbase.The real-time observations provided levity for a tense week in the U.S., as well. As the band moved from “About To Run” into “The Green Truth”, Trey began to laugh. Riffing on Fishman’s former side gig as a local elected official in his Maine hometown, “You know, that last song is about Fish. It’s like if they don’t figure this whole thing out, I’m [about to] run for president.”Related: Phish’s Jon Fishman Talks Ranked-Choice Voting, Local Government, More At Democracy Comes Alive [Watch]The most notable addition to the Ghosts of the Forest spectacle at the Beacon was a beefed-up, “spatchcocked” Rescue Squad Strings section (Katie Kresek, Maxim Moston, Phil Payton, and Mary Jo Stilp on violin, Monica Davis and Rachel Golub on viola, and Eleanor Norton and Anja Wood on cello). Expanded to eight pieces from the quartet we’ve seen the last few weeks, the Rescue Squad first emerged from the shadows for “Friend” and returned periodically to add a new sonic element to “In Long Lines”, “There’s a Path Above”, “Beneath a Sea of Stars Parts 1 & 2”, “Mint Siren Dream”, “Shadows Thrown By Fire”, “A Life Beyond The Dream”, and “Brief Time”.Ghosts of the Forest w/ Rescue Squad Strings – “In Long Lines” – The Beacon Jams Night 5 – 11/6/20[Video: Trey Anastasio]Ghosts of the Forest w/ Rescue Squad Strings – “There’s A Path Above” – The Beacon Jams Night 5 – 11/6/20[Video: Trey Anastasio]Lighting director Marc Janowitz provided an appropriately starry backdrop on the set-closing “Beneath a Sea of Stars”, briefly transforming the vast, empty Beacon Theatre into just that. The inside joke banter continued to prompt laughter from the band (“It’s all folding in on each other, it’s all getting so meta”) as they moved into fantastic renditions of “Ruby Ways”, “Wider” and a powerful “A Life Beyond the Dream” to help wind down the show.The Beacon Jams Night 5 presented the biggest curveball yet, changing up the formula to revive a project thought to be a thing of the past. It will be interesting to see how the residency continues to evolve over the final three weeks. Will next week move back toward “normal” in Beacon Jams terms, or will the lineup rotation continues from here—and if it does continue, what band will we get next week? Your guess is as good as ours. Catch you in the chat next week.Setlist: Ghosts of the Forest | The Beacon Jams Night 5 | Beacon Theatre | New York, NY | 11/6/20SET 1: Ghosts of the Forest > Drift While You’re Sleeping, Friend [1], Sightless Escape, Halfway Home > If Again, In Long Lines[1], There’s a Path Above[1], About to Run, The Green Truth, Beneath a Sea of Stars Parts 1 & 2[1] > Mint Siren Dream[1], Stumble Into Flight > Ruby Waves, Shadows Thrown By Fire[1], Wider, A Life Beyond The Dream[1], In This Bubble > Beneath a Sea of Stars Part 3 (blue)ENCORE: Brief Time[1], Pieces in the Machine[1] With The Rescue Squad Strings.This performance was part of The Beacon Jams series and featured the Ghosts of the Forest setlist from the band’s 2019 tour played in its entirety. Friend, In Long Lines, There’s a Path Above, Beneath a Sea of Stars Parts 1 & 2, Mint Siren Dream, Shadows Thrown By Fire, A Life Beyond The Dream, and Brief Time featured The Rescue Squad Strings (Katie Kresek, Maxim Moston, Phil Payton, and Mary Jo Stilp on violin, Monica Davis and Rachel Golub on viola, and Eleanor Norton and Anja Wood on cello). Trey teased No Men In No Man’s Land in Sightless Escape. Pigtail was quoted before Stumble Into Flight.last_img read more