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Latest digital co-working hub opens in Mountmellick

first_img Facebook Previous articleLISTEN: Sugrue’s legacy, search for a new manager and a list of contendersNext articlePortlaoise hospital spent a massive €4.4 million on temporary agency staff in first five months of 2019 Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. By Steven Miller – 31st July 2019 WhatsApp GAA The changing face of office work was on show in Mountmellick as the new Web Mill Digital Hub was officially opened by Minister Charlie Flanagan.Based at Irishtown, the premises and site is run by the community group the Mountmellick Development Association.The 5,500 square foot facility has desk space for 45 workers, which will bring the total number employed at the MDA campus to 160. Already, there is a restaurant, a creche and commercial kitchens on the site which has been run by the the MDA since the early 1990s.The Webmill been part-funded by support from Laois County Council, a grant from the Town and Village Renewal scheme and funding from Bank of Ireland.As well as ultra modern office space, there is meeting rooms, chill-out zones and privacy booths.The space is suitable for people who currently work for themselves and need suitable office space or for people who commute to work and could base themselves locally. The obvious work-life balance benefits were routinely mentioned by the various speakers.A large crowd was present for the unveiling of the facility, which comes just weeks after Bloom HQ, a similar community-based concept, was opened in Mountrath while Vision 85, a commercial space was opened in Clonminam in Portlaoise, earlier this year.There are also plans in place in Rathdowney while the Portlaoise and Portarlington Enterprise Centres have been established longer. Such a departure shows a new way of working – and that Laois, as a commuter county, is very much to the fore of it.As well as Minister Flanagan, Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council Willie Aird also spoke as did John Mulholland, who is CEO of the Council.Among those in attendance were Ken Whitelaw from the IDA, Michael Broughan and James Moloney from Enterprise Ireland, Aine Malone, Bank of Ireland’s Laois-Offaly manager, Evelyn Reddin from Laois Local Enterprise Office, Lynda Meredith from the Laois County Council Business Support Unit and Bernie Everard and Martin Crowley from the recently re-formed Laois Chamber of Commerce.Minister Charlie Flanagan was joined by his Dáil colleague Brian Stanley in attending the event as well as councillors Paddy Bracken and Conor Bergin.Manager of the MDA Paddy Buggy quoted George Bernard Shaw in his speech when he said of the project “don’t wait for right opportunity, create it”. “Laois has been very proactive in bringing supports together. We want to take advantge of our proximity to Dublin. This facility is a state of the art co-working space with 45 desks.“We looked at similar facilities in Ludgate in West Cork and Porter Shed in Galway. We have high speed broadband, meeting spaces, central printing facilities, canteen and a restaurant. “It provides setting for new business community to develop and can promote Laois as ready made place for businesses to come. “As someone who once spent four hours a day commuting, the Webmill is symbolic of a changing working environments.”“This whole building has been driven by voluntary group of people,” said Cathaoirleach Willie Aird in his speech. “With a voluntary group there are more rows than good times but that’s what makes success of it. “President Mary Robinson opened this in 1992. Look where you have come since 1992. This is a new trend. Before we associated places like this with New York, London, Dublin – now we have it in Mountmellick. “Most of those people driving to jobs or getting trains are sitting at computers. Need to convince powers that be to allow people work from home.”Cllr Aird praised Paddy Buggy and the local committee. “Paddy Buggy is a trendsetter. If anyone will make this a viable project, Paddy Buggy will make it. And the committee can be very proud. Have to be commended for buying this building and site.”Laois County Council CEO John Mulholland said that like Bloom HQ in Mountrath the project was “retro fitted into existing buildings” and “it’s delivering something that is genuinely needed. It is also providing value for money.“This compares equally if not better than other counties. It is driven by community – and makes it easy to support. Hope quality of building and strength of community will make this an easy sell.”“This is a really good news story,” added Minister Flanagan. “Things are really happening in Laois.”Welcoming the IDA and Enterprise Ireland representatives, he said it’s “great to see more of you here in Laois – you’re very welcome. Stay here!”He praised the “adaptability of the MDA” and said the facility is a “testament to their leadership”.And while he said it’s great to see unemployment fall from 15.2% in 2011 to 5% now, “too many people from our community work in Dublin”. “At policy level, instead of bringing people to jobs, move jobs to the people.”SEE ALSO – Furniture giants JYSK aim to open 10 further stores in Ireland by 2020 Twitter GAA TAGSMDAPaddy BuggyWebmill Mountmellick Facebook GAA Twitter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Latest digital co-working hub opens in Mountmellick 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin WhatsApp Home News Business Latest digital co-working hub opens in Mountmellick NewsBusiness Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more

Syd Jackson dies at 93

first_img Keywords ObituariesCompanies Manulife Financial Corp. OSC’s John Mountain dies James Langton Former Quebec premier Bernard Landry dies at 81 Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Warren Moysey dies at 79 Jackson rose through the ranks at Manulife, becoming president in 1972 and chairman and CEO in 1985. He remained as the insurer’s chairman until 1990 and then as vice chairman until he retired in 1994. Manulife notes that Jackson championed the insurer’s expansion into wealth management, supported its growth in Asia, and also recruited its first female director, Gail Cook-Bennett, who eventually became Manulife’s chairwoman. “Syd left an amazing legacy and lived a very full and long life, but his smile, sense of humour, wise advice and perfect moral compass will be sadly missed,” says Donald Guloien, president and CEO of Manulife, in a statement. “More than anything, Syd should be remembered for his personal integrity, and for driving the company to do ‘the right thing’, in all instances.” Jackson leaves behind three daughters as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His wife, Nancy, died in 1998. A funeral service will be held on April 16 in Toronto. Photo copyright: CNW Group/Manulife Financial Corp. Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Syd Jackson, a longtime top executive with Toronto-based Manulife Financial Corp., has passed away at age 93, the company announced on Tuesday. Jackson was born in Regina in 1922 and served in the Canadian army from 1943 to 1945, according to his obituary. After leaving the army, Jackson studied for a Commerce degree at the University of Manitoba and joined the actuarial department of the Manufacturers Insurance Co. of Canada in 1948. last_img read more

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announces a judicial appointment in province of Ontario 27 November

first_imgMinister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announces a judicial appointment in province of Ontario 27 November From: Department of Justice CanadaThe Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the judicial application process established in 2016.The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the judicial application process established in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit, and the diversity of the Canadian population, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.The Honourable Lorne Sossin, a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, is appointed a Justice of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Mr. Justice Sossin replaces Madam Justice J.M. Fairburn (Toronto), who was appointed Associate Chief Justice of Ontario effective September 2, 2020.Quote“I wish Justice Sossin every success as he takes on his new role. I am confident he will continue to serve Ontarians well as a member of the Court of Appeal.”-The Hon. David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of CanadaBiographyJustice Lorne Sossin was appointed to the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario in 2018. He graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1992 and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1996. He holds doctorates in political science from the University of Toronto (1993) and in law from Columbia University (1999).At the time of his appointment to the Superior Court of Justice, Mr. Justice Sossin had been Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School since 2010. He had previously held several positions at Osgoode Hall Law School (1999-2001) and the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (2002-2010). Prior to that, he had been an associate with Borden & Elliott (now Borden Ladner Gervais), after serving as a law clerk to former Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada. As Dean, Justice Sossin promoted initiatives for accessibility in legal education, the expansion of legal clinics and experiential learning, community engagement, and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.Justice Sossin has contributed as a board member to numerous organizations, including the National Judicial Institute, the Law Foundation of Ontario, and the Law Commission of Ontario. He also served as the Vice Chair of the Ontario Health Professions Appeal and Review Board and Health Services Appeal and Review Board, and as the Integrity Commissioner and the Open Meeting Investigator for the City of Toronto. Justice Sossin has been active in a number of community organizations, including serving as Chair of Reena’s Board of Directors.Quick factsAt the Superior Court level, more than 415 judges have been appointed since November 2015. These exceptional jurists represent the diversity that strengthens Canada. Of these judges, more than half are women, and appointments reflect an increased representation of visible minorities, Indigenous, LGBTQ2+, and those who self-identify as having a disability.The Government of Canada is committed to promoting access to justice for all Canadians. To improve outcomes for Canadian families, Budget 2018 provides funding of $77.2 million over four years to support the expansion of unified family courts, beginning in 2019-2020. This investment in the family justice system will create 39 new judicial positions in Alberta, Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.Federal judicial appointments are made by the Governor General, acting on the advice of the federal Cabinet and recommendations from the Minister of Justice.The Judicial Advisory Committees across Canada play a key role in evaluating judicial applications. There are 17 Judicial Advisory Committees, with each province and territory represented.Significant reforms to the role and structure of the Judicial Advisory Committees, aimed at enhancing the independence and transparency of the process, were announced on October 20, 2016. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:attorney-general, Canada, Commission, Commissioner, community, community engagement, education, family court, Government, health services, Indigenous, Investment, outcomes, Supreme Court, university, University of Torontolast_img read more

Emergence Of Mexican-American Culture In The U.S. Is Topic Of Feb. 5 CU-Boulder Lecture

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Jan. 22, 2003 The demographic and cultural emergence of Mexican Americans in the United States will be addressed by CU-Boulder Assistant Professor John-Michael Rivera as part of the Chancellor’s Community Lecture Series on Wednesday, Feb. 5. His talk will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Chautauqua Community House at 900 Baseline Road in Boulder and is free and open to the public. “Recovering the West: Mexican Americans and the Expansion of Democratic Culture” is the fifth of eight public lectures presented by University of Colorado at Boulder faculty on the theme “Healing the West: Remedy, Repair, Restoration, Mitigation.” The series is sponsored by the CU-Boulder Office of the Chancellor, the CU-Boulder Center of the American West and the Colorado Chautauqua Association. Rivera, an assistant professor in CU-Boulder’s English department, will examine more than 150 years of Mexican-American literature to find out what these cultural works can tell us about the future of American democracy. Throughout the lecture, Rivera will present a rich selection of Mexican-American letters and cartography showing that the West is undergoing an unprecedented political and cultural transformation that will affect how we understand the region’s past and future landscape. A reckoning with this inheritance of literature must play a part in any attempt at “healing the West.” He also will demonstrate that “Mexicans have been writing and representing the landscape of the West for over a century and a half, questioning what it means to be the newly constituted Mexican Americans whom Juan Seguin would so aptly define in 1849 as ‘foreigners in their native land.’ ” Following the Feb. 5 lecture, the series will continue from March to May on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information call the CU-Boulder Office of Community Affairs at (303) 492-7084. A complete schedule of lectures is posted at www.centerwest.org and http://www.chautauqua.com/ .last_img read more

Afternoon Brief, July 9

first_imgShare Twitter Email Trending Story:Herbicide Blast Endangers Lodi VinesLodi grapegrowers are uneasily waiting to learn if their vines are damaged and whether they can legally harvest their grapes after a cloud of unexpected herbicides drifted across their vineyards in May…Today’s News:Veraison exposes vineyards to summer bunch rot riskVeraison can set the stage for masses of black, brown or green spores to develop on the surface of infected berries, posing a threat of severe rotting of fruit clusters…A Golden Award Season for the Paso Robles CAB CollectiveMembers of thePaso Robles CAB (Cabernet and Bordeaux) Collective (PRCC) have brought in a total of 38 Gold Medals over the course of the 2014 wine award season…Drinks Industry Stands Out on Forbes Richest Families ListA wealth of families have made a fortune in the drinks industry, according to a new Forbes report on Americas richest families that appears in the magazines July 21st issue…New California Law Allows Wine Tastings at Farmers’ MarketsScrew-caps dominate UK and Australian wine markets, says new reportLodi grower plans on smaller-than-average cropFinger Lakes Wine Festival Starts FridayEveryone Angry at Proposed Santa Barbara County Winery RulesAnti-Ageing Cream, The Secret to ‘Grape’ SkinJapanese Grapes Smash Price RecordCalifornia scores big in the newest Wine Spectator Grand AwardsTreasury Wine Estates Faces Investor Class ActionBeverage Grades – ‘Disruptive technology should encourage some U.S. wineries to up their game’EPA Administrator Says “Ditch the Myths” on Proposed Clean Water RuleSupplier News:VinoPRO Announces Tasting Room Kiosk Solution for Automated Data CaptureRandox Food Diagnostics are pleased to introduce a new kit bundle for Yeast Assimilable Nitrogen (YAN)G3 Enterprises makes Nilpeter investment with 11-colour FA-4 multi-substrate flexo press featuring FP-4 flatbed unitDachser launches dual-compartment flexitank to allow transport of two different winesNapa Valley College Foundation and BSG Wine Division/Napa present – Optimizing Modern FermentationCoravin creates sleeve to address bottle breakage problemsA Case Study on Roederer Champagne CartonsEurofins STA develops new test for the detection of red blotch virusDrink Local Wine and TasteCamp Announce New PartnershipWider Use for Ozone in WinemakingNew Yeast Strain for Harvest 2014, Lalvin ICV OKAY®Naked Wines Ambition Pays Off for Wine RetailerHands on Pump Workshop in Hayward, CA July 17-18Case study – Creating a new winery website design for Meramec VineyardsFinding Bigfoot – Return On Investment in Social Media is Not a Mythical Beast Advertisement Pinterest Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief TAGSAustraliaBauerhousBSG WineBunch RotCaliforniaCoravinDachserDrink Local WineEnvironmental Protection AgencyEurofinsFarmers MarketFinger Lakes Wine FestivalG3 EnterprisesHerbicidesJapanLalvinLodiMeramec VineyardsNaked WinesNapa Valley College FoundationNilpeterPaso Robles CAB CollectiveRandox Food DiagnosticsRed BlotchRoederer EstateSanta BarbaraTasteCampTreasury Wine EstatesUnited KingdomVeraisonVin65Vine DamageVinoProWine LawWine Spectator Grand AwardsWinery RulesYeast Assimilable Nitrogen center_img Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, July 9Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, July 9By Press Release – July 9, 2014 33 0 Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Linkedin ReddIt Facebook Previous articleW. & J. Graham’s to Release Special Edition Six Grapes Old Vines PortNext articlePakSource adds Chris Vyenielo as Sales & Marketing Consultant Press Releaselast_img read more

Wigton expansion to save over $200 million in annual oil imports

first_imgPhoto: Dave ReidMinister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, addressing the groundbreaking ceremony for expansion of the Wigton Windfarm (Wigton lll) in Manchester on Friday (Feb. 20) Story HighlightsExpansion of the Wigton Windfarm (Wigton lll) in Manchester is expected to cut oil imports by 37, 100 barrels per year, and achieve annual savings of more than $200 million.Minister Paulwell, in noting the importance of the project, said the country’s US$2 billion per year oil bill is far too high.The expansion will bring Wigton’s total capacity to 62.7 megawatts, which will increase renewable energy input to the national grid by more than two per cent. Wigton expansion to save over $200 million in annual oil importsJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedWide Support for National Cyber Security Strategy Wigton expansion to save over $200 million in annual oil imports TechnologyFebruary 22, 2015Written by: Garfield l. Angus Related256 Net Billing Licences Issuedcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Expansion of the Wigton Windfarm (Wigton lll) in Manchester is expected to cut oil imports by 37, 100 barrels per year, and achieve annual savings of more than $200 million.Some 31, 500 households will benefit from the US$45 million project, on which work will start in April. The facility is slated to be operational in early 2016, with 125 jobs to be created during the construction phase.At the ground breaking ceremony for the 24-megawatt expansion plant on Friday (Feb. 20), Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, said the Wigton project, while providing clean energy, is also adding revenue to the economy.“This is a profitable Government venture. This year, we are earning $500 million from the operations here at Wigton,” he said, noting that the earnings were for the first nine months of the financial year.He said the expansion project is expected to grow earnings from the trade of carbon credits to heavily industrialised countries. In basic carbon credit trading, countries whose carbon emissions fall below a set allowance can sell the difference, in the form of credits, to other countries that exceed their limits.The project will also bolster the Government’s target of 30 per cent renewable energy by 2030, and mitigate the effects of climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 48,000 tonnes. Minister Paulwell, in noting the importance of the project, said the country’s US$2 billion per year oil bill is far too high.“This is unsustainable; the price of electricity is very high, and we are doing no good to the environment, so our first mission is to diversify. We have to move away from this single source of diesel and heavy fuel oil, and to transition into other sources, featuring renewables,” he said.Wigton lll will be situated on lands near the existing 38.7 megawatt wind farm complex in Rose Hill. Spanish firm Gamesa will undertake the expansion works, which will consist of the installation of 12 G80-2.0 megawatt wind turbines, a new substation, and a 9.6 kilometer transmission line to the Jamaica Public Service’s (JPS) Spur Tree substation.The Petro Caribe Development Fund is providing 80 per cent of financing for Wigton lll, with the remaining 20 per cent to come from Wigton equity.The expansion will bring Wigton’s total capacity to 62.7 megawatts, which will increase renewable energy input to the national grid by more than two per cent.Wigton l opened in 2004 and was expanded in 2010 to Wigton 11. Wigton is the largest wind energy facility in the English-speaking Caribbean. In its 10 years of operation, the company has saved the country close to $3 billion by reducing oil consumption by close to 406,000 barrels. RelatedRenewable Energy Should Benefit Productive Sector – Robinson Advertisementslast_img read more

Power of Prayer Book Launched

first_imgA new book highlighting the power of prayer was recently launched at the Emanuel Apostolic Church in Portmore, St. Catherine.Written by Minister of the Emanuel Apostolic Church, Ivy Marjorie Harvey, the book, titled, ‘My Catalogue of Answered Prayers’, was reviewed, designed and printed by the Research and Publications Department of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS).It has 22 testimonies outlining various situations which the author was able to overcome through prayer.The eleventh of 12 children, Mrs. Harvey said she was inspired to write the book after many of her prayers were answered.“I am a praying person and grew up in a home where my mother was a praying person and we were taught to trust God for everything. I began to see some of those prayers being answered and began jotting them down,” she told JIS News.After much prompting from her family, she began compiling the testimonies for publication. Mrs. Harvey said that most of the stories written are about situations which occurred during the 1970s when she got married and started raising her family.However, she noted that not all prayers are answered. “Sometimes it is not that the prayer is not answered, but the answer you are looking for might not be forthcoming. You learn that God answers prayers generally in three ways, he either says yes, he either says no, or he says wait,” she explained.The trained teacher turned preacher further noted that most of her prayers were fulfilled because she took action based on what the Lord instructed her to do. “So, I would have to say that the Lord gave me the answers,” she added.Mrs. Harvey, who serves as a Bible teacher, counsellor and preacher at the Emanuel Apostolic Church in Portmore, hopes that the book will inspire Jamaicans and help them to understand the power of effective prayers.“I would like persons to be inspired by my stories and to understand that God is real; he answers prayers and is concerned with everything that concerns us,” she said.Minister Harvey named her testimony, ‘Sleeping Snipers’, in the book as one of her most “profound” experiences.  Other stories are: ‘Money from an empty bag’, ‘God’s choice for Prime Minister’, ‘Business class travel’, ‘Gun in Hand’, ‘Meningitis Healed’, and ‘Angry and Dangerous’. Advertisements Photo: Contributed by Gerrard HarveyAuthor of the book, ‘My Catalogue of Answered Prayers’, Ivy Harvey (right), hands a book to Ethel Brown after signing it at a launching ceremony, held recently at the Emmanuel Apostolic Church in Portmore, St. Catherine. Power of Prayer Book LaunchedJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedJIS Receives Budgetary Allocation to Relocate TV Department Power of Prayer Book Launched InformationMarch 27, 2015Written by: Elaine Hartman Reckordcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedJamaica Committed to A Transformative Post-2015 Agenda, Minister Falconer Tells U.N. RelatedStudents from Jessie Ripoll Primary and Ardenne High Top JIS Competitions Story HighlightsA new book highlighting the power of prayer was recently launched at the Emanuel Apostolic Church in Portmore, St. Catherine.Written by Minister of the Emanuel Apostolic Church, Ivy Marjorie Harvey, the book, titled, ‘My Catalogue of Answered Prayers’, was reviewed, designed and printed by the Research and Publications Department of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS).It has 22 testimonies outlining various situations which the author was able to overcome through prayer.last_img read more

Mobile drives Samsung to Q1 growth

first_img Google renueva Android y muestra novedades en IA Tags Samsung boosts logic chip investment by $34B 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 Steve Costello Author FinancialSamsung KT makes LG Electronics trade-in movecenter_img Previous ArticleAlcatel-Lucent reviewing strategy, reports another lossNext ArticleSmartphones outship feature phones for first time – IDC Samsung announced impressive first quarter results driven by its mobile business, although it warned that in the coming months “global demand for smartphones is forecast to dampen, compounded by heightened competition”.The company said that during the three months, growth was spurred by devices such as the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy SIII, while its Galaxy Tab 2 series “continued to sell consistently from the previous quarter”. This contrasted with the market slowdown in handset and tablet demand quarter-on-quarter, due to the usual seasonal drop-off following the bumper Christmas period.The company also said that sales in its network unit improved quarter-on-quarter, led by increased sales of LTE infrastructure.Looking forward, it said it expects “broadened market competition” led by new product launches and the expansion of the mid-to-low end smartphone and tablet markets.In the smartphone space, it expects weak seasonality to continue through the second quarter, with demand to recover in the second half of the year. In the developed markets, smartphone demand will grow driven by the growth of LTE, while in emerging regions, the availability of mass-market smartphones will lead the way.It said it will “strive to remain competitive amid difficult conditions by expanding the lineup of smartphones and tablets this year, starting with Galaxy Note 8.0 and the flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone”.Sales in the mobile unit were KRW31.77 trillion ($28.6 billion), up 49.8 per cent year-on-year from KRW21.21 trillion.The company did not give other figures for its mobile activities, although the IT & Mobile Communications unit – of which it makes up the lion’s share – saw an operating profit of KRW6.51 trillion, up 55.7 per cent year-on-year from KRW4.18 trillion, on revenue of KRW32.82 trillion, up 46.1 per cent from KRW22.47 trillion.On a group level, the consumer electronics giant reported a net profit of KRW7.15 trillion, up 41.6 per cent from KRW5.05 trillion, on revenue of KRW52.87 trillion, up 16.8 per cent from KRW45.27 trillion.Away from the mobile unit, Samsung said that demand from emerging markets stemmed further losses, but weak seasonality and a sluggish economy took its toll on sales of TVs and home appliances. Its PC business was impacted by “lacklustre global demand”. Related Asia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 26 APR 2013 Home Mobile drives Samsung to Q1 growthlast_img read more

Johnny Miller: ‘Dream come true’ to broadcast Open

first_imgJohnny Miller can’t wait to get back in the broadcast booth for a major championship where he won with a great closing round. Only he will be at Royal Birkdale, not Oakmont. Miller said Monday he was thrilled the R&A selected NBC Sports Group as its U.S. television partner for the British Open starting in 2017. NBC agreed to a 12-year deal, getting back to the majors and giving Golf Channel its first live coverage of a men’s major on the weekday rounds. NBC last year ended 20 years covering the U.S. Open when a 12-year deal was awarded to Fox Sports for about $1 billion. For the NBC deal to start in 2017 at Royal Birkdale is ideal for Miller, who won the claret jug in 1976 at Birkdale by closing with a 66 to beat 19-year-old Seve Ballesteros and Jack Nicklaus. ”It’s sort of a dream come true to cover Birkdale and the Open,” Miller said during a break from a corporate outing. ”Obviously, it’s not great that we lost the U.S. Open to Fox. This makes up for that. In some ways it’s even better. It’s another era. To get to do an Open at Birkdale is kind of a bucket list.” The deal with NBC includes coverage across all media of the British Open, the Senior British Open, the British Amateur and the Walker Cup when it is played in Britain or Ireland. Coverage would be on NBC and Golf Channel in English, and NBC Universo in Spanish. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Golf Channel celebrated its 20-year anniversary in January, and president Mike McCarley said co-founder Arnold Palmer was ”like a new man” when he shared the news. No American has done more for golf’s oldest championship than Palmer. At a time when American players found it not worth the time or expense, Palmer entered in 1960 at St. Andrews and first discussed the notion of a modern Grand Slam – the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship. He was runner-up to Kel Nagle, then won in 1961 at Royal Birkdale and in 1962 at Royal Troon. ”You have the big-event nature of NBC Sports and the 24-7 dedication of the game from Golf Channel,” McCarley said. ”Viewers can follow stories and get deeper into them, into the history of the championship or the venue.” Alastair Johnston of IMG, who handled the negotiations for the R&A, said NBC, CBS, Fox and ESPN made presentations in New York. ”The process became a lot more about relationships,” he said. ”At the end of the day, these became essentially the PR machine for The Open Championship in this country.” Miller, 68, said last fall he wanted to work at least through 2017 and possibly another year. He said he ran into R&A chief Peter Dawson three times at various spots in April, and while they didn’t talk about the TV rights and he didn’t think he had any influence, ”he could tell my enthusiasm was right up there.” ”The flavor and history … there’s something about the British that you feel like you’re seeing an old-time movie,” Miller said. ”You’re seeing history being made. I loved playing the British. I could have won three of them. It’s the world championship. In the U.S., we think the sun rises in New York and sets in California. The British is the world’s championship. ”I love the U.S. Open. I was groomed to win the U.S. Open by playing Pebble Beach and Olympic,” he said. ”But if you asked me the next two things I’d like to have done, it would be the Masters and the British.” Miller is renowned for frequent mentions of the 63 he shot in the final round at Oakmont in 1973 to win the U.S. Open. He was the first player to shoot 63 in a major. Does this mean viewers should prepare to hear about his 66 at Royal Birkdale? Maybe not. ”I won both my majors with a great last round,” Miller said. ”But I don’t put the 66 up there with a 63.”last_img read more

Weather warning for Donegal coming into effect later

first_img Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Weather warning for Donegal coming into effect later Community Enhancement Programme open for applications News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Yellow wind and rain warnings are coming into effect for most parts of the country later this morning.A rain warning is in place from 10 o’clock for 13 counties along the East and South from Dublin to Kerry with up to 40 millimetres forecast to fall.There’s a wind warning coming in at 11 am for Leinster, Munster, Connacht, Cavan , Monaghan and Donegal. Facebook Google+ Previous articleJohn Downey released on bail and prepares to fight extraditionNext articleDonegal TD launches scathing attack on Taoiseach over bed crisis News Highland center_img Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – November 9, 2018 Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more