Telenor chief says $126M cost reduction plan on track

first_imgHome Telenor chief says $126M cost reduction plan on track AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 AUG 2017 Telenor advances multi-vendor SA 5G Telenor books loss on $780M Myanmar write-off Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Chris Donkin Previous ArticleSling TV CEO Lynch heads to PandoraNext ArticleUS could surpass Korea as mobile data king Telenor, Axiata plot Malaysian merger Author Related Telenor CEO Sigve Brekke (pictured) said the operator group was on target to meet the NOK1 billion ($126 million) of savings planned for 2017, as the company mulls further operational efficiency moves.In an interview with Reuters, Brekke said cost-cutting measures had made an impact more quickly than first anticipated, with savings already visible in its Q2 earnings.He added more could still be done to improve Telenor’s productivity and the company was in the process of assessing further ways to improve its core business.In addition to operational changes, Telenor is continuing to review its portfolio outside of its core and target markets, as part of a business simplification strategy announced in February. Brekke hopes improvements will lead it to become a “growth company.”Telenor is in the process of selling the remainder of its stake in Veon – formerly VimpelCom – and finalising a deal with Bharti Airtel for its operation in India.As part of its reorganisation, the company is looking to focus its operation on four regional clusters covering Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe, Emerging Asia and Mature Asia. Tags Sigve BrekkeTelenorlast_img read more

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MATCH OF THE DAY: RNL against Veszprem!

first_imgRelated Items:ESZPREM, handball, RNL, Virag Farkas Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. France beat Norway with Pardin&Mahe in main role! ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsOn Sunday will be played the derby of the group A in the EHF Champions League: Rhein-Neckar Löwen will host MKB-MVM Veszprém.The Germans prepared perfectly for this battle, because they could beat Flensburg away in Bundesliga and reached the 3rd position on the table. It was a big surprise, because Flensburg didn’t lose at home since the December of 2011. Veszprém can’t be so satisfied with their results, they lost their two preparing matches in Skopje against Vardar and Metalurg. But this week they had an easy win against Balatonfüred in the domestic championship (39-25). Iman Jamali won’t travel to Mannheim because of an injury. Patrik Ligetvári will replace him, who was chosen to the best youth player in Hungary in 2013.The two teams have played yet in the 2nd round of the group phrase. The Hungarians won with one goal in Veszprém Aréna in an exciting match.Who will be the winner? Let’s see on Sunday at 7 p.m.!TEXT: Virág Farkas ShareTweetShareShareEmail 1 Comment Handball in Germany is played by 750.000 people Pingback: Klibba.com » MATCH OF THE DAY: RNL against Veszprem! Veszprem wait clash with Zagreb, Davis: This is Champions League 1 Comment Recommended for youlast_img read more

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3T Discus Plus carbon gravel road bike wheels get wider, lighter

first_imgClaimed weight is ~1440g, +/-15g depending on which axle and freehub body configuration you choose. That’s 200g lighter than the C28 thanks to new rim construction and shaping. The original was overbuilt and less optimized, using existing 650B mountain bike rim tech. This one reduces total material since it doesn’t need to be as robust as a mountain bike wheel. The alloy version stays the same, which we saw alongside an early version of this wheel at Taipei in March.Since then, they’ve finalized price ($1,900) and availability (July 2017). Available only for 650B tires, they measure 30mm deep and 36mm wide outside, 30mm internal.3Tcycling.com When 3T launched their new Strada aero road bike with a 1x drivetrain and disc brakes, it marked more than just Vroomen’s reentry to frame design. It marked a decision inside the walls of 3T that they would only work on interesting products. We get the impression there’s more to come, though it may trickle out as inspiration hits, but to start, all of their disc brake wheels are now tubeless ready.That, and the next generation of the Discus Plus C30W they showed at Eurobike gets wider, measuring 30mm internal, up from 28mm. The idea is to reduce tire squirm on harder surfaces, like when you have to corner a large 47mm wide tire on the pavement…last_img read more

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Zender sisters taste sweet pie-baking glory at Prairie Village contest

first_imgAn entry in this year’s Prairie Village Pie Baking Contest. Not the winner, but a pretty solid looking li’l entry nevertheless.We meant to get this out there sooner, but have been waiting for confirmation of the winners of this year’s VillageFest Pie Baking Contest, held on the Fourth of July in Prairie Village.So without any further ado…bow before these pie lords:Fruit1. Shelby Ross of Prairie Village2. Isabel Cristofani of Prairie Village3. Marianne Noll of Prairie VillageNon-Fruit1. Debra Nixon of Olathe2. Brenda Doyle of Prairie Village(There were only two submissions in this category)Youth1. Olivia Zender of Prairie Village2. Charlotte Zender of Prairie Village3. Josie Gowen of Prairie VillageAnd the winner of the coveted Best in Show prize: Olivia Zender and her famous peach pie. That’s right folks: The youth winner beat out all of the other submission for best in show.“This is the second year in a row that the Best in Show winner was from the Youth category,” notes organizer Susan Forrest. “The kids aren’t just gaining on us, they are taking over!”last_img read more

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Altenesol selects AMCS Corporation

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Israel scraps deal signed with UN on migrants relocation

first_imgCourtesy AFPIsraeli Prime Minister on Tuesday cancelled an agreement with the United Nations refugee agency to relocate African migrants living in the country, just one day after reaching the deal.PM Benjamin Netanyahu said he had taken the decision after holding consultations with the residents of south Tel Aviv, where many of the migrants live.He said he would now consider “all options… to remove the infiltrators”.Earlier on Monday, Netanyahu announced the deal struck with UNHCR that would see migrants relocated to Western countries including Canada and Italy, with some being given residency within Israel.Tuesday’s announcement is a U-turn on Monday’s agreement, and now puts the spotlight back on his administration’s handling of migrants.The UN’s refugee agency, the UNHCR, said Mr Netanyahu’s decision was a “disappointment” and urged the Israeli government to “consider the matter further”.Most of the African migrants in Israel are from Eritrea and war-torn South Sudan.They say they fled danger at home and that it is not safe to return to another African country, but Israel considers the majority of African asylum seekers to be economic migrants.Israel had earlier this year given the migrants two options; to take $3,500 and a one-way ticket to Africa by April, or face forced deportation or jail.last_img read more

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Matsutomo, Takahashi win Denmark Open

first_img Misaki Matsutomo (left) and Ayaka Takahashi celebrate after winning the Denmark Open final on Sunday. | REUTERS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 RELATED PHOTOS “We tried to stick to our game plan and bounced back well. The Denmark Open always helps me grow,” said Matsutomo. “We’ve been able to fight through after the Olympics with a new mind set.”The title in Denmark — Takahashi and Matsutomo’s second event since Rio — might help them put behind the disappointment of losing last month’s Japan Open final, a three-game defeat to Rio silver medalists Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl of Denmark in a rematch of their Rio Games final.The Japanese pair talked of potential revenge at the Denmark Open after defeat in Tokyo, but the Danes lost to the South Korean pair in the quarterfinals.“I’m happy to get our hands on the title we wanted,” said Takahashi. “We’ve kept our focus on winning the title after the Rio Games. We’re not feeling the pressure of being world No. 1 and gold medalists.” ODENSE, DENMARK – World No. 1 women’s doubles pair and Rio Games gold medal winners Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo won the Denmark Open on Sunday, defeating Rio bronze medalists Jung Kyung-eun and Shin Seung-chan of South Korea 19-21, 21-11, 21-16.Takahashi and Matsutomo led 11-2 before surrendering the first game but roared back. Takahashi pulled the strings with the change of pace to tie it 1-1 in the second game before they pulled away from 7-7 in the final game to secure their fourth Super Series event in eight appearances this season.center_img Rio Games, Misaki Matsutomo, Shin Seung-chan, Ayako Takahashi, Denmark Open, Jung Kyung Eum KEYWORDS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

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Desert Dogs double Leafs 4-2 in South Okanagan

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsAll season long it’s been a period here or a period there that has cost the Nelson Leafs a victory in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League standings.Saturday night in Osoyoos it was in the second frame that most of the damage was done.Thierry Martine and Brock Anderson scored goals in a 12-second span to lift the Desert Dogs to a 4-2 win over the Leafs at the Osoyoos Sun Bowl.The loss gives the Leafs a weekend split in KIJHL action. Friday Nelson finally got one monkey off its back when Cody Abbey and Colton Schell each scored twice and Gavin Currie had three points to lead the Leafs to a 6-2 victory over the Murdoch Division leading Beaver Valley at the NDCC Arena.In the South Okanagan City Nelson stayed with the Coyotes through the first 20 minutes. Despite being out shot 12-10 the Leafs finished the period leading 2-1 on goals by Cameron Dobransky and Connor McLaughlin. Dobransky finished the game with two points.McLaughlin’s marker came with no time remaining in the period. Stefen Jensen had tied the game late in the period before McLaughlin scored.However, in the second the Desert Dogs got the offence going with Martine, second in KIJHL scoring, evening the game before Anderson put the home side in the lead for good.Matt Geurts added an insurance goal on the power play in period Osoyoos owned, out shooting Nelson 21-10.Marcus Beesley, earning his second start of the weekend, took the loss in goal for Nelson.Both teams struggled on the power play with Nelson scoring once in nine attempts while the Coyotes had 13 opportunities. Friday, a four-goal second period, two of the markers coming in the latter stages of the frame, was the difference as the Leafs defeated the Hawks for the first time in four meetings.Nelson has yet to get a win against the other Murdoch power this season, the Castlegar Rebels.After a scoreless first period, Nelson took the lead on goals by Abbey and Schell. Beaver Valley tied the game as Ryan Edwards scored twice in a span of 41 seconds. One marker came on the power play.However, Currie scored on the power play with two minutes left in the frame, and Schell added his second of the game 78 seconds later to give Nelson the lead for good.Abbey, on the power play, and Connor McLaughlin scored third period goal to ice the contest. Beaver Valley out shot Nelson in the contest by a 23-18 count, including a 12-6 barrage in the second period.Leaf netminder Beesley out dueled Mike Vlanich in the battle of the backstoppers to register the victory. It was the first loss in four games against Nelson for the Beaver Valley goaltender.ICE CHIPS: Next home game for Nelson is Sunday, December 12 against Grand Forks. The Leafs travel to Kimberley Friday and Fruitvale Saturday. . . .Nelson finished the month of November with a 7-3 record. . . .The Leafs, jumping into third spot in the division ahead of Spokane Braves with a 16-13 record, also improved to 8-10 against Murdoch Division opposition. Nelson trails division-leading Beaver Valley and Castlegar by 10 points. . . . Nelson’s leading scorer, Gavin Currie, continues to score in bunches. Friday was the Abbotsford product’s 12th multiple-point game of the season. Currie, who had one assist Saturday, has accumulated more than two points in 10 of his last 15 games. . . .Cody Abbey is finally starting to get in the groove after spending most of the season on the injured list. The Kaslo native has registered points in four of the past five games. . . .Braeden Hikichi was back in the lineup Friday after missing last week’s game against Castlegar due to [email protected]last_img read more

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Selkirk College Saints begin march back to top of BCIHL

first_imgIf the Selkirk College Saints 2017-2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) home opener is any indication, it’s going to be a thrilling rollercoaster ride to finish.However, the Saints were able to regain their senses, scoring six consecutive goals en route to a 6-3 victory over the Simon Fraser University Clan.After the ceremonial season opening puck drop Friday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre, the Saints spotted the visiting Simon Fraser University Clan a 3-0 first period lead that started just over a minute in when Daniell Lange scored top shelf on Selkirk College starter Brett Huber. Two more goals in 30 seconds late in a period that saw the shots skewed 15-5 in favour of the Clan, put the home side in a deep hole.“I think it was opening game jitters and I’m glad we got those out of the way after the first,” said Saints first-year forward Derek McPhail. “We got stuck playing their game in the first 20 minutes and in the dressing room we talked about working as a group from the d-zone forward. That’s what we did and it worked.”The trademark of Saints’ hockey is tenacious work ethic and two minutes into the middle frame, it paid off when Derek Georgopoulous stole the puck and got it to McPhail who scored his first BCIHL goal to get Selkirk College on the board. Midway through the period, second-year Saints defenceman Seth Schmidt converted on the powerplay to cut the SFU lead to 3-2. It was at that point that the home crowd became a factor. “It’s hard for the crowd to stay in it when you go down 3-0 that early, but the fans did a great job of helping us out and we brought them back into it through the way we came out in the second period,” said Saints’ captain Dallas Calvin.With just over four minutes left in the second period, hard work by Calvin in the SFU zone resulted in a turnover and a nice pass to McPhail who scored his second goal of the game to tie the score at threes. With time running out in the second period, Calvin again used his reach to poke a puck away from a Clan defenceman that went to Parker Sharp who beat SFU starter Lyndon Stanwood.The second period featured plenty of back-and-forth action, but Huber stood tall in a period that saw the Saints outshoot their visitors by the slim margin of 12-11.Second-year Saints defenceman Gordon Campbell added insurance seven minutes into the third period when his shot from the point beat Stanwood to make the score 5-3. With 41 seconds left in the game, Calvin scored into the empty SFU net to halt any hope for the Clan.The victory was a solid team effort, but the Saints’ top line of McPhail, Calvin and Georgopoulos showed chemistry that elevated the entertainment value for the substantial crowd that came to support the student athletes.“He’s a phenomenal player,” McPhail said of Calvin. “If you are open, he’s going to find you and if there is an open lane to the net for him then that’s usually a scoring chance for us.”Though still early in the season, Calvin is optimistic the team has made up for the loss of Ryan Edwards who was a major part of the team’s offence for three years before graduating last spring.“Derek is a super skilled guy and you just have to get him the puck,” said Calvin, a Trail native who is a student in the Business Administration Program. “When you work that hard and you are that talented… good things will come.”The Saints return to action this Saturday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre when they host the Eastern Washington University Eagles starting at 7 p.m. in the first game of a weekend home-and-home.last_img read more

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