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Turkcell chief urges operators to tap into AI, VR hype

first_img Huawei splits cloud-AI business group VIDEO INTERVIEW: Emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR) should not just be seen “as tools, toys and games”, but real life-enhancing applications that present a huge opportunity for operators to reconnect with a disillusioned customer base, claimed Kaan Terzioglu, Turkcell CEO.Terzioglu, who has been a big advocate of integrating over-the-top services within the company’s core operations since joining Turkey’s largest operator last year, indicated he is now turning his attention to the next wave of technology innovation, all of which, he believes, will be enhanced by 5G networks.Speaking in an interview with Mobile World Live in Brussels last month, the Turkcell chief said 5G networks, which could be capable of speeds of 10Gb/s, milliseconds of response times and up to 20 years of battery life, coming together with VR and AI, “gives us a unique opportunity to create humanity 2.0 applications”.“We are talking about human-enhancing systems,” he said. “For example, we are working on droids that can replace the guide dog for blind people… things like this are going to make sure new technology is not just all about media industry tools or gaming industry tools, but really be used to improve the lives of people.”In the interview, Terzioglu also opened up on Turkcell’s road towards launching its 4.5G network, and his vision for developing faster networks to enable operators to become more relevant to their customers.In fact, Terzioglu slammed operator innovation. “Smartphones have 50-60 applications, fantastic applications that people use. There are three applications which are primitive and I’m embarrassed to say we are the provider of those: dial application, contact application and SMS. We need to get better. We have to provide better services and today’s infrastructure, which we have created, allows us to do that. That’s why I think the future of the telecoms industry, as a service provider, is bright and growth will be back in this industry.”Click here to watch. Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 12 JUL 2016 Kavit Majithia Previous ArticleRussian operators join campaign against anti-terror lawNext ArticleVerizon moves forward with 5G radio spec Google renueva Android y muestra novedades en IA Home Turkcell chief urges operators to tap into AI, VR hypecenter_img KT establishes AI institute with local university Author Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Asia Tags AITurkcellVRlast_img read more

Covid discount? Condo developers are barely budging

first_imgBuyers looking for a “Covid discount” on a New York condo may be disappointed.Concessions may be on the table, and some sponsors are guaranteeing satisfaction for buyers who only viewed their unit virtually. But fire-sale prices? Not so much.“There is a lot of talk about, ‘What is this Covid discount?’” said Kelly Kennedy Mack, CEO of Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group. That has “certainly created a pause for some people who aren’t quite sure where the price is or where it will be, but the truth is no one really knows. It’s nuanced in every building.”Mack weighed in during a recent installment of TRD Talks, along with Douglas Elliman’s Susan de França and Stephen Kliegerman of Terra Development Marketing, the new-development arm of Brown Harris Stevens and Halstead.Read moreVirtual showings put to the test Covid boosts sales in NYC ‘burbs Hamptons market in frenzy as city residents flee virus Since Gov. Andrew Cuomo shut down non-essential businesses in mid-March, the three said their firms — and the entire industry — pivoted to virtual tours and presentations. De Franca said virtual open houses are now available throughout Elliman’s portfolio.All three said business slowed to a trickle during the pandemic. Since Covid hit, Kliegerman said, Terra has gotten 1,100 requests for information and closed 78 units. It has 22 signed contracts, 34 contracts out and 53 new offers.To accommodate buyers who have only seen properties virtually, Kliegerman said some clients are offering “satisfaction guarantees.” Buyers have five days to visit a sales office once reopening happens. “If they’re not happy for some reason, they can get out of the deal with no penalties,” he said.Mack said most deals that closed were under $3 million. “Things are slower, but there’s action and interest out there,” she said.During the shutdown, the number of contracts dropped, according to a new report from Douglas Elliman and appraiser Jonathan Miller. In Manhattan they plunged 80 percent for co-ops and 83 percent for condos in May from the same month a year ago.The report did not cover prices, but the trio agreed that most developers lowered their prices by between 5 percent and 10 percent before the pandemic as inventory piled up.“So we have not realized significant price reductions across the portfolio,” De França said.“If you had to answer, the Covid discount to date has only proven to be 4 percent,” Mack said, offering ballpark figures. “It’s far from the 20-something that some people expect when they walk in.”Bulk condo deals aside, units are not selling at bargain prices. “The inquiries are coming in, but the deals aren’t happening because the deals aren’t there,” Kliegerman said. The value of some of the best units simply doesn’t warrant massive discounts, de França added.Mack called the prices a “smart ask,” reflecting the strength of the New York market despite reports of residents fleeing for the suburbs. “We’re going through a global pandemic unlike anything anyone could have imagined. We’re not going to recover as a city overnight,” she said.One concern is the impact of retail shutting down. If stores like local dry cleaning and stationary stores are closed, the inconvenience would affect residents, some of whom may look to move out of town, at least temporarily. More than 400,000 have fled during the pandemic.But de França said although New York City might feel pain for several months, “if you have the staying power, it always bounces back.” This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

One man detained, another injured in shooting at Mission apartment complex

first_imgOne man was detained and another was hospitalized after a shooting Monday afternoon at an apartment complex in north Mission.Mission Police Captain Dan Madden said officers were dispatched at 2:11 p.m. to The Retreat at Mission in the 6200 block of West 51st Street. Officers were told that the two men had a dispute over property in which one man allegedly used a baseball bat to attack the other man, who then allegedly shot him.The victim, who does not have an address at the complex, was transported to a nearby trauma center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The shooting suspect, who may have an address at The Retreat, has been detained for questioning. Madden said the situation remains under investigation while they determine if the shooting suspect was acting in self defense or if he would be charged with aggravated assault.“We’re just going to have to work through it; we have to look at all aspects of it to determine if it was something done in self defense or if it’s something that was avoidable, if reasonable steps were taken to avoid,” Madden said. “We only have 5 percent of the story right now.”Madden said the situation was stabilized right away and no others were hurt in the shooting. However, the shooting allegedly took place with an infant present, which could lead to charges of endangering the welfare of a child and/or a second count of aggravated assault, Madden added. The baby, who is the child of the shooting suspect, is safe with a grandparent.last_img read more

Gajnabi keen to make her mark

first_img– after included in WI training squadSHABIKA Gajnabi’s dream is to play cricket for the West Indies, and for the 17-year-old batsman, the reality is just one step away in wearing the maroon colours. The Albion resident, who has represented Guyana at both the junior and senior levels, is the lone new face in the West Indies 14-member training squad which was announced recently by Cricket West Indies (CWI).Hilbert FosterThe 14 players, headed by captain Stafanie Taylor, will be put through their paces at the April 30 to May 30 camp by head coach Hendy Springer and his assistant Stuart Williams, as they intensify preparations for the defence of their Twenty20 World Cup title.The former Port Mourant Secondary School student, who plies her trade with the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sport Club (RHTYSC), is keen to make her mark, and at the same time, plans to use the opportunity to possibly make the transition in the West Indies line-up.“It’ feels good. I just want to make use of this opportunity and set a big impact and achieve my goals,” Gajnabi, who has led the Guyana Under-19 side for the last two years, said yesterday during an exclusive interview.Daughter of a factory worker at Albion sugar estate, a beaming Gajnabi added, “The hard work over the years has now beginning to pay off, so I just want to grab this with both hands, so my childhood dreams of playing for the West Indies can become a reality.”Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer of the RHTYSC, Hilbert Foster, has hailed Gajnabi’s selection as a testimony to the work of the club.Foster, who is also the president of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB), indicated that the club’s investment into female cricket has been significant.He noted that Gajnabi is the third female cricketer from the club to have been a part of the West Indies female set-up.Erva Giddings and Shemaine Campbelle are the other two players from the club to have represented the West Indies.Foster also praised Metro Office & Computer Supplies, who is the official sponsor of Guyana’s only female cricket team, for their continued support.In the meantime, Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams, said the camp was an important phase of the team’s preparation as it allowed them to access key resources.“CWI is cognizant of the difficulties and challenges faced by the Women cricketers in getting the best training facilities and world class support in their individual territories,” said Adams.“Therefore, this is a move by CWI to address that issue, and to get them the relevant support staff to best prepare them for international cricket.”Batters Kyshona Knight and leg-spinner Afy Fletcher will take no part in the camp because of injury while senior all-rounder Deandra Dottin is unavailable due to personal reasons.West Indies will play hosts to the ICC T20 World Cup from November 9 to 24.SQUAD – Stafanie Taylor, Merissa Aguilleira, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Shabika Gajnabi, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Anisa Mohammed, Chedean Nation, Reniece Boyce, Felicia Walters, Akeira Peters, Shekera Selman.last_img read more

Paul Bray kicks off with a bang

first_imgPSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf SocietySunday, July 29, Green Valley – Stableford1st Paul Bray (5) 39pts2nd Peter LeNoury (9) 37pts3rd Colin Davis (15) 37pts Near Pins:  No 4 Ed Wyckoff; No 9 Ian Halfpenny; No 12 Salvatore Brizzi; No 16 Eddy BeilbyThe man of the match was Irishman Paul Bray who arrived from his adopted home in Australia for a summer break.  Paul out raced a host of 37’s with his award winning 39 points. Right on Paul’s well worn heals were a bunch of players on 37 points and Peter LeNoury emerged the happiest to grab the silver and Colin ‘the donkey’ the bronze.  ‘Broad more’ Bob put together a steady par round but was devastated to find his pet gold fish had somehow flipped into his golf bag and suffocated (the ‘tuna’ he gets over it the better!)Sunday’s winner Paul Bray, right, with golf manager Colin Davis.Ed ‘our man in the white house’ Wyckoff and Ed Delaney were edged off the podium, but the two Eds did have the last laugh as they split the rollover 2,s pot.Monday, July 30, Royal Lakeside – Stableford1st Colin Davis (15) 34ptsThe field is always a bit modest on the second day of the society’s weekly back-to-back feature and this Tuesday was no exception.  Colin ‘the donkey’ led them out and back in with a best on the day 34 points.  As one would expect, no 2’s were recorded so it is a rollover on Wednesday.Wednesday, August 1, Bangpra – StablefordA Flight1st Stuart Rochi (18) 34pts2nd Eddy Beilby (6) 32ptsB Flight1st Ed Delaney (24) 37pts2nd Geoff Kubas (22) 34ptsEd the ‘Irish rover’ Delaney showed considerable prowess on the course and the legendry greens of Bangpra to notch a best in B Flight and best on the day 37 points.  Ed, you might recall, took last week by storm as he continues to make steady inroads on his handicap.  Ed’s fine round left Geoff ‘Elvis’ Kubas singing the blues as he picked up the silver.Stuart Rochi continues to show good form as his 34 points took the top podium spot in the senior flight.  Aussi Salvatore Brizzi, no stranger to the podium steps, picked up the silver two strokes adrift; should be noted that Salvatore needed a friendly count back to keep one of the society’s top performers Eddy ‘the Eagle’ Beilby off the podium.No 2’s were recorded so it’s a rollover on Friday.Friday, August 3, Crystal Bay A&B – StablefordA Flight1st Maurice Bowman (16) 36pts2nd Rod Brown (18) 36ptsB Flight1st Barry Elphick (23) 38pts2nd Ed Delaney (24) 36ptsWith a pair of golfers tied atop of the flagship flight at even par rounds, the old count back was dragged out and when the dust had settled it was Maurice Bowman, whose back side was more favorably distributed, leaving Rod Brown to fill the silver spot.It was B Flight that threw up the man of the match in Barry Elphick.  Barry was also the only competitor to better par on the day with a solid 38 points – no mean feat on this layout.  Ed ‘the Irish rover’ Delaney, never far away from the pay window, lifted the silver with an even par performance.Salvatore Brizzi and Thierry Temime split a very healthy 2’s rollover.Note:  Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya Land Soi 1, Beach Road Soi 13/3 near to Walking Street.  Anyone wishing to play with us just pop in and add your name to the list or call Colin on 089 826 0764.  Transport is provided.last_img read more

Let’s all ‘do a Hannah’

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Gippsland named after Governor Gipps

first_imgA milestone passed by that Gippslanders would have been unaware even existed. Keen historian Susan Webster from Agribusiness Gippsland sent…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Italy to Host 2022 Ryder Cup

first_imgVIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 18: A staged photograph of The Ryder Cup trophy as the five-man Ryder Cup panel meet to discuss the 2016 Ryder Cup Europe Captaincy at Wentworth on February 18, 2015 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images) The Italian capital city of Rome will host The Ryder Cup for the first time in 2022. The historic announcement, made today by Ryder Cup Europe, will see golf’s greatest team event staged on the Continent of Europe for the third time. The Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, only 17km from the centre of Rome, will follow in the footsteps of Club de Golf Valderrama in Spain (1997) and Le Golf National in France (2018) – when the 44th edition of the match between Europe and the United States is staged in the autumn of 2022.center_img Four nations – Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain – had participated in an exhaustive and comprehensive Bid Process to identify the country best qualified to follow Hazeltine National in Minnesota next year; France in 2018 and Whistling Straits in Wisconsin in 2020, as host of the biennial contest. Initially the number had been seven when the process began in June last year, but Denmark, Portugal and Turkey withdrew their interest in the early stages.Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of The European Tour – the Managing Partner of Ryder Cup Europe – led a five-strong Bid Evaluation Committee comprising Europe’s Ryder Cup Director Richard Hills, Ryder Cup Match Director Edward Kitson, The European Tour’s Director of Property and Venue Development David MacLaren and European Tour Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Orr, who thoroughly examined and evaluated all four Bids, including undertaking a series of site inspections.The objective of the process was to enable Ryder Cup Europe to arrive at the correct sporting and commercial decision in terms of the host for 2022.To that end, the Bid Evaluation Committee judged the candidates on five specific criteria: (i) Demonstrable Government, Political, Institutional and Golfing Community support; (ii) Commitment to the development of a world-class golf facility (new or existing) to host The 2022 Ryder Cup; (iii) Provision of ancillary facilities, suitable access and infrastructure commensurate with the staging of an international sporting event, including proximity to a major international city; (iv) Commercial opportunities available to The Ryder Cup; and (v) Contribution of the Bid Country to the development of golf in terms of Legacy, Contribution to the professional game, Integration of golf within tourism and business communities, Development of levels of golf participation, Professional tournament golf at all levels, and contribution to The Ryder Cup: eg Player eligibility and participation.The Bid Committee was assisted in their evaluation procedure by three prominent external advisers in Michael Payne, Nick Bitel and Paul Bush, who brought considerable experience from their specialist sporting backgrounds, namely the Olympic Movement, the London Marathon and The Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in 2014.The Italian bid was consistently strong across all the areas evaluated and in particular in their pledge to undertake a complete reconstruction of the golf course at Marco Simone to the highest standards demanded by Ryder Cup Europe, in addition to a hugely significant commitment to the Italian Open in terms of guaranteeing a €7 million prize fund for the championship for 11 years, beginning in 2017. In 2016, the prize fund will double from its current figure of €1.5 million to a minimum of €3 million.Keith Pelley said: “I would like to offer my congratulations to Italy whose bold and ambitious bid has seen them become the host nation for The 2022 Ryder Cup. History has shown time and again that The Ryder Cup is pure theatre with the players the stars, and there is no question that the Eternal City of Rome will provide a wonderful backdrop for one of the great occasions in world golf.“With Paris in 2018 and now Rome in 2022 being the respective host cities for Europe’s next two stagings of biennial contest against the United States, the magical appeal of The Ryder Cup is set to continue.“In addition, we have exciting plans for the development of The European Tour and our International Schedule for the benefit of all our players, and Italy shares this ambition. Their commitment to the Italian Open will provide an inspiring benchmark.”Richard Hills said: “The Italian bid was consistently strong and impressive across the board in terms of infrastructure, commercial structure and Government support. It was a worthy gold medalist in this particular contest, although there were three impressive silver medalists too in Austria, Germany and Spain, who conducted themselves in a professional manner throughout the process.“The plans outlined for the golf course at Marco Simone are spectacular alongside the commitment to develop all levels of golf in Italy, and we look forward very much to working with the Italian 2022 Ryder Cup team over the coming years.”The awarding of The 2022 Ryder Cup will continue Italy’s legacy in the contest which began when Costantino Rocca became the first Italian golfer to play in the match at The Belfry in England in 1993. The United States won on that occasion but Rocca tasted victory on his next two outings – at Oak Hill Country Club in 1995 and at Valderrama in 1997 where he famously beat Tiger Woods 4 and 2 in the final day singles.Since then, brothers Edoardo and Francesco Molinari have carried the Italian flag into the biennial contest, appearing together in Europe’s narrow victory at The Celtic Manor Resort in 2010 while Francesco was part of the triumphant European team two years later, his half point in the final singles match, again against Tiger Woods, putting the seal on the remarkable Miracle of Medinah.Since the inception of The European Tour in 1972, Italy has hosted 54 European Tour tournaments with nine Italian players having lifted a total of 20 European Tour titles between them, the most successful being Rocca with five. In addition Italy has played host to 82 European Challenge Tour events and eight tournaments on the European Senior Tour.Following today’s announcement, there will be an official press conference to celebrate the awarding of The 2022 Ryder Cup, in Italy on Wednesday December 16.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Schedule announced for Hula Hoops Cup final weekend

first_img12:00 Hula Hoops Men’s NICC FinalBlue Demons v UCD Marian Sunday 29th January 2017 (Session 4)10:30 Hula Hoops U20 Women’s National Cup FinalKillester BC v  DCU Mercy 20:00 Hula Hoops Men’s National Cup FinalPyrobel Killester v Griffith Swords Thunder Saturday 28th January 2017 (Session 2)10:00 Hula Hoops U18 Women’s National Cup FinalDCU Mercy v Ambassador UCC Glanmire 14:00 Hula Hoops Women’s NICC FinalMuckno Lakers/Limerick Celtic v Maree BC The finals will take place in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 27th, 28th and 29th and you can find out about tickets – which are available to purchase online – here. 17:15 Hula Hoops Women’s National Cup FinalLiffey Celtics v Ambassador UCC Glanmireprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 20:00 Hula Hoops U18 Men’s National Cup FinalBFG Neptune v KUBS BC After a thrilling weekend of Hula Hoops Cup semi-final action hosted in Neptune Stadium and Parochial Hall in Co. Cork (read more about that here), the schedule for the Hula Hoops National Cup finals has officially been announced today. Saturday 28th January 2017 (Session 3) 17:30 Hula Hoops President’s Cup FinalBFG Neptune v EJ Sligo All-Stars 14:30 Hula Hoops Senior Women’s National Cup FinalMarble City Hawks v Ulster Rockets The schedule for the weekend is as follows:Hula Hoops National Cup Final Schedule 2017Friday 27th January 2017 (Session 1) 18:00 IWA National Cup Final:  Limerick Scorpions/Fr Mathews v NI Knights/Killester 12:30 Hula Hoops U20 Men’s National Cup FinalKUBS BC v Neptune BClast_img read more

Oscar Traynor Cup Draw

first_imgQuarter Final Draw Limerick League                                 v                      Carlow or NEFLWexford League                                v                      Kerry or AUL DublinInishowen League                              v                      Roscommon or Cavan/MonaghanClare League                                      v                      Leinster Senior LeagueTies to be played on or before weekend of the 5th March 2017 print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The silverware on display before the Oscar Traynor Trophy Final at AUL Complex, Clonshaugh, Dublin. Photograph by John Kelly. PLAY-OFF GAMESKerry League                                      v                      AUL (Dublin)Roscommon League                          v                      Cavan/Monaghan LeagueTies to be played on or before weekend of the 18th of February 2017center_img The draws for the Playoffs and the Quarter Finals of the Oscar Traynor Cup have been made. The Roscommon and District League have to play the Cavan/Monaghan League in a play off with the winners away to the Inishowen League in the Quarter Final. The other Play Off will see the Kerry League at home to the AUL League from Dublin with the winners away to the Wexford League.last_img read more