Trump FCC pick plays down national 5G talk

first_img Related Previous ArticleChina Mobile credits device range for 5G uptakeNext ArticleLG, connected car players test Verizon 5G MEC Tags Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Author Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona 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 US President Donald Trump’s pick for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) used a congressional hearing to argue against pursuing a nationalised 5G network, questioning the legality and backing a continued free market approach.Nathan Simington (pictured) stated his support for “the long-standing auction and commercialisation regime that has been legislated by Congress”, committing to stick by the process “unless and until Congress were to radically change direction”.He downplayed the Department of Defence’s recent interest in spectrum sharing, noting “spectrum is not a network” and “no proposals about building nationalised fibre, backhaul”, or towers had yet been made.“I’m not sure that the prospects of a so-called nationalised 5G are as real a threat as they are obviously an apparent one…But of course, that doesn’t mean that we should create uncertainty in the market by leaving the issue out there.”His comments addressed concerns from politicians and the industry about a potential national 5G move.If confirmed by Congress before the end of Trump’s term in January 2021, Simington will replace outgoing FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, whose nomination for a third term was abruptly withdrawn in August after he clashed with the president.Trump pushed for Simington’s appointment on Twitter, praising him as a “very smart and qualified individual” and urging Congress to “confirm him to the FCC ASAP”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Backcenter_img Home Trump FCC pick plays down national 5G talk Diana Goovaerts Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore1 12 NOV 2020 Asia 5GFederal Communications Commission (FCC)last_img read more

FIFA physical sales continue to fall sharply | UK Boxed Charts

first_imgFIFA physical sales continue to fall sharply | UK Boxed ChartsBut digital will likely tell a different storyChristopher DringHead of Games B2BMonday 12th October 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleGfKTypically the biggest boxed game launch of the year, FIFA 21’s opening week sales are down more than 42% over last year’s game.This is purely in terms of physical sales. FIFA’s digital performance has rapidly grown alongside the success of the game’s live service Ultimate Team mode. We won’t know the game’s digital performance until later in the week.Another reason for the drop in performance will be the upcoming launch of PS5 and Xbox Series S and X, with consumers likely holding off for the next-generation version of the game.However, even with such a fierce drop, FIFA 21 was still the biggest game launch of 2021 (so far), beating previous record holders The Last of Us: Part 2 and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. FIFA 21 sold best on PS4, which accounted for 62% of the sales, followed by Xbox One (36%) and then Nintendo Switch (2%). It’s an EA top two this week, with Star Wars: Squadrons holding its position at No.2 despite a 55% drop in sales week-on-week. Squadrons was a bigger digital hit than a physical one, and would really have been No.1 last week if download data was counted.That means last week’s physical No.1, Crash Bandicoot: It’s About Time, slips to No.3 with a 58% drop in sales. Related JobsLevel Designer AAA RPG Game Midlands UK UK & Europe Big PlanetSenior VFX Artist Remote Spain UK & Europe Big PlanetBuild Engineer – Games – Cheshire, England UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games Elsewhere, big Switch games Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, Minecraft and Minecraft Dungeons make up No.4, 5, 6 and 7.October is a little quieter than we’re used to this year, with a handful of Switch titles and a new World of Warcraft expansion making up many of the big releases. However, come the end of the month things start picking up as we hurtle towards the launches of PS5 and Xbox Series S/X in November.Here is the GfK Top Ten for the week ending October 10th:Last WeekThis WeekTitleNew Entry1FIFA 2122Star Wars: Squadrons13Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time44Animal Crossing: New Horizons35Super Mario 3D All-Stars 66Mario Kart 8: Deluxe87Minecraft (Switch)78Minecraft (Dungeons)59Marvel’s Avengers1310Ring Fit AdventureCelebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesResident Evil: Village is the third biggest PS5 launch so far | UK Boxed ChartsBut physical sales down over previous Resident Evil gamesBy Christopher Dring YesterdayNier Replicant ver.1.22474487139 is No.1 in the UK | UK Boxed ChartsIt’s very quiet out thereBy Christopher Dring 15 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

First Command rallies around 40th Marine Corps Marathon

first_imgFirst Command Financial Services is sponsoring the 40th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), continuing the company’s history of supporting ‘The People’s Marathon’.Taking place on 23-25 October, the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon boasts an entire weekend of events, including:Health & Fitness Expo and Runners ConferenceMCM Pep RallyRunners Brunch and Carb DinnerMCM 10K and Kids RunMarine Corps MarathonMCM Finish FestivalFirst Command is the sponsor of the MCM Pep Rally on 23 October and will have a booth in the Health and Fitness Expo.“We consider it a great honour to be affiliated with ‘The People’s Marathon’, and we look forward to joining the tens of thousands of volunteers and fans who will be cheering on the runners as they make their way through the heart of our nation’s capital,” said Scott Spiker, CEO of First Command.“We view our ongoing support of this event as a clear demonstration of the connection we feel with all of the armed forces.”First Command’s relationship with the MCM began in 1998 when more than 170 First Command employees and their families volunteered to assist nearly 15,000 runners.First Command Financial Services and its subsidiaries, including First Command Bank and First Command Financial Planning, ‘assist American families in their efforts to build wealth, reduce debt and pursue their lifetime financial goals and dreams.’www.firstcommand.comwww.marinemarathon.com Relatedlast_img read more

Physical activity encouraged more in boys than in girls

first_imgSchool and family influences on physical activity may be stronger in boys than in girls in Australia, according to a study published March 9, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Rohan Telford from the University of Canberra, Australia, and colleagues.Scientists have observed what appears to be a gender-based disparity in physical activity among youth, where girls are less active than boys. To better understand the mechanisms that underlie these observed differences, the authors of this study collected data from over 550 boys and girls from 29 schools as part of the Lifestyle of our Kids (LOOK) study in Australia.They measured a variety of factors at ages 8 and 12 including individual fitness (multi-stage run), coordination (throw and catch test) and environmental factors measured using questionnaires of an individual’s perception of competence in physical education, family support for physical activity, and school and extracurricular sports participation. LinkedIn Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Share Email The authors found that school and family influences on physical activity may be stronger in boys than in girls in Australia. They found that girls were 19% less active than boys and that lower physical activity among girls was associated with weaker influences at school and at home.Girls were less physically fit compared to boys at age 8, including 18% lower cardio-respiratory fitness, 44% lower eye-hand coordination, higher percent body fat, and 9% lower perceived competence in physical education. The authors state that a variety of variables not measured in this study may also contribute to physical activity levels in children, but that the factors measured could be modified and potentially reduce the gap in physical activity between boys and girls.Based on these results, the authors suggest strategies aiming to increase physical activity should focus on a variety of areas simultaneously, including home, school, and extracurricular activities, paying particular attention to equality of support and opportunities for girls and boys.last_img read more

New SEMA Board Members Named

first_imgWith more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DIAMOND BAR, CA — The results of the SEMA Board of Directors election are final. Mitch Williams has been elected SEMA Chairman of the Board, Vehicle Performance Systems Inc.; and Jim Cozzie was chosen as SEMA Chair-Elect, B&M Racing & Performance Products. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementThe association’s Board for 2005-2006 is as followed: Ralph Accinno, Racer’s Equipment Warehouse Inc.; Matt Agosta, Steele Rubber Products; Joel Ayres, Leer Truck Accessories Group; Paul “Scooter” Brothers, Competition Cams Inc.; Craig Chatt, Lund International; Doug Evans, Primedia. Other members selected were Dennis Gage, My Classic Car, Bradley David Productions Inc.; Anne Graves, SECO Performance Centers; Kathy Bybee Hartzell, duPontREGISTRY.com; Dick Hill, Centerforce Clutches; Anne K. Johnson, California Truck Works Inc.; Patrick Judge, Keystone Automotive Operations; Chuck Lombardo, California Street Rods; Dennis Overholser, Painless Performance; Bill Perry, Bill Perry & Associates; Bob Price, Reliable Automotive; Rick Rollins, Superchips Inc.; Richard Sherman, Baer Brake Systems; Russell Stephens, MSD Ignition; Steve Swanson, Foster-Babcock & Associates; Bob West, Westin Automotive Products and Jon Wyly, Arrow Speed Warehouse. Corky Coker was selected as Immediate-Past Chairman, Coker Tire Co. Inc.; and Russ Deane was chosen as Legal Counsel, Trainum, Snowdon & Deane. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

Retail defies gloom at Cushman sale

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Blue Water Shipping aids Tahkoluoto transport

first_imgThree reach stackers with a capacity to lift from 65 to 100 tons (60 to 90.8 tonnes), one truck, and a bespoke root end adaptor with dolly have been delivered to the Port of Mäntyluoto in Pori, Finland, to transport the 63 m blades.The equipment has been designed by Blue Water Shipping’s engineering department designed the equipment for the the handling of the blades at the quay and storage areas. Blue Water Shipping claims the equipment provides a cost-effective solution, as the client can avoid hiring extra workers to move the blades.One of Blue Water Shipping’s project managers is on site and acts as the connecting link between Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy, the company developing the wind farm, and the turbine manufacturer Siemens. During the next four months, Blue Water Shipping will also provide terminal assistants.Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm is being built off the coast of the Finnish Port of Pori. According to Blue Water Shipping, it is the first offshore wind farm designed for icy conditions and consists of ten 4.2 MW turbines. www.bws.netwww.siemens.comwww.hyotytuuli.filast_img read more

PFD Deadlines Are Approaching

first_imgClick here for the PFD website. August 31 is the last day to change your details. It is still unknown what the total amount of this years PFD will be. Program Manager Heather Beaty: “You can log back in to your PFD application on the state website, and you’ll see a green button on the right-hand side of the website that says ‘Add or Change a Donation,’ and it takes just a few seconds to log back in and add a new contribution.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The deadline to change, add, or withdraw Direct Deposit information and make changes to voluntary contributions  Pick.Click.Give from your Permanent Fund Dividend is August 31. The state has until August 31 to determine this year’s dividend payout. Changes made after that date could complicate the delivery of this year’s PFD.last_img read more

Sports study: High school athletes not being fully protected

first_imgMinnesota Vikings offensive tackle Korey Stringer leaves the field on Nov. 12, 2000, in Minneapolis. Stringer died Wednesday morning, Aug.1, 2001, from heat stroke, a day after he collapsed at the team’s training camp. The 335-pound Pro Bowl tackle developed symptoms of heat stroke including weakness and rapid breathing following the team’s morning practice Tuesday, when the heat index reached 110 degrees. (AP Photo/File,Tom Olmscheid)NEW YORK (AP) — A high school sports study conducted by the Korey Stringer Institute shows that many individual states are not fully implementing key safety guidelines to protect athletes from potentially life-threatening conditions, including heat stroke.More than 7.8 million high school students participate in sanctioned sports annually. KSI announced the results Tuesday at a news conference at NFL headquarters. The league partially sponsors the institute.The state-by-state survey of all sports played in high school showed North Carolina with the most comprehensive health and safety policies at 79 percent, followed by Kentucky at 71 percent. At the bottom were Colorado (23 percent) and California (26 percent). Those scores were based on a state meeting best practice guidelines addressing the four major causes of sudden death for that age group: cardiac arrest, traumatic head injuries, exertional heat stroke and exertional sickling occurring in athletes with sickle cell trait.“The bottom line is that many simple policy changes can have a massive impact when a life is saved,” says Dr. Douglas Casa of KSI. “That is the goal of KSI in releasing these rankings, to prevent needless deaths in high school sports. We have had countless conversations with loved ones who have lost a child/sibling/grandchild/athlete. If these rankings can get more kids home for dinner instead of to a hospital or morgue, then we have succeeded.”The institute is a sports safety research and advocacy organization located at the University of Connecticut and named after the former Vikings star who died from exertional heat stroke in 2001.Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death for the age range.Casa notes that progress is slow because most states only make a change after a tragedy. But he stresses that the policies KSI promotes are not difficult to adopt.“At least one state has adopted each individual item, and for many items, more than half of the states have the policy in place,” he explains. “So this tells us it is feasible (to maximize protection). Now we need to collectively get states to learn from their colleagues and adapt these (programs) in their own state. Our top state is at about 80 percent, showing that, with effort, these policies can be implemented.”Bob Gfeller lost his son, Matthew, at age 15 in 2008, after a traumatic brain injury while playing in his first high school football game. Gfeller is an executive vice president at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the executive director of the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma. He found the wide range of results by state “enlightening.”Asked what can be done to get states to adopt more of the guidelines to protect high school athletes, Gfeller says: “Sharing of best practices amongst the state high school professionals. For each state to study where they are gapping and what other states who are scoring high are doing, so then to be able to determine how to close their gap.”In his field of expertise, exertional heat stroke, Casa notes that states that have adapted significant changes to heat acclimatization policies have not had such a death when the policies have been followed.“Keep in mind these policies are for the phasing in of initial practices in August,” Casa says. “Some of these states have still had exertional heat stroke deaths during summer conditioning in June/July or other times of the year, because they lack policies that govern these other circumstances.”To prevent death from EHS, it comes down to three things:— Prevention — heat acclimatization, modifying work/rest ratios based on environmental conditions, hydration, body cooling, etc.;— Recognition — being aware, acting quickly, rectal temperature;— Treatment — cold water immersion, cool first/transport second.Casa adds that the monetary cost of reaching the desired preventive measures is not high.“To be honest, you could get to 90 percent implementation with very little cost and effort,” he says. “Spending probably less than $5,000 per school could get you close to 90 points. You also would probably need a two-day meeting with the key state association officials to refine the details of the changes.“It is matter of convincing people that these issues are important and that they need attention.”last_img read more

Steelers keep tinkering, pick up safety Wilcox from Bucs

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to tinker with their secondary, acquiring safety J.J. Wilcox from Tampa Bay.Wilcox, a fifth-year pro who played the past four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, was sent to the Steelers on Sunday along with a seventh-round pick in 2019 in exchange for Pittsburgh’s sixth-round pick in the 2018 draft.Wilcox had five interceptions across 58 games in four seasons in Dallas.The trade comes a day after Pittsburgh sent cornerback Ross Cockrell to the New York Giants and four days after the team signed former Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden.The Steelers also filled out their practice squad Sunday. The 10-man squad includes running back Fitzgerald Toussaint, tight end Jake McGee, wide receiver Marcus Tucker, former Pitt linebacker Matt Galambos, safety Jacob Hagen, defensive end Lavon Hooks, linebacker Farrington Huguenin and cornerback Dashaun Phillips.___This story has been corrected to include the proper terms of the trade.___For more NFL coverage: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Dallas Cowboys safety J.J. Wilcox (27) intercepts a pass in the end zone during an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/James D Smith)last_img read more