Operators align on UK 4G coverage goal

first_img O2rural coverageThree UKUKVodafone UK Tags UK operators Vodafone, O2 and 3 unveiled plans to increase 4G coverage in rural areas by building and sharing 222 new mobile masts, as they move to meet government connectivity targets.In a joint statement, the operators explained the three-year programme forms the initial stage of the Shared Rural Network (SRN) initiative, with work to begin this year.Most efforts will be put into Scotland, where the companies will build 124 new sites, followed by England (54), Wales (33) and Northern Ireland (11).The trio said the step will “virtually eliminate” coverage gaps in areas where not every operator currently offers services.They pledged to engage with local stakeholders and key parties to ensure “a timely and efficient rollout that unlocks the benefits of 4G for these rural communities”.An EE representative told Mobile World Live it is not required to be involved in this stage of the SRN plan, as it has already hit targets by building more than 600 new rural sites in the past few years.The company added it offered to share the masts with its rivals. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Vodafone UK ramps competition with BT Home Operators align on UK 4G coverage goal Previous ArticleMediaTek capitalises on 4G, 5G smartphone gainsNext ArticleAnalysts brand 5G, AI key to smart city success Yanitsa Boyadzhieva Relatedcenter_img Vodafone UK plots open RAN research lab Firmas rivales cuestionan la fusión de Virgin Media y O2 UK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore5 27 JAN 2021 Yanitsa joins Mobile World Live as a Reporter based in London. She has more than 5 years’ experience at various media outlets in her home country Bulgaria. She started her career as a political reporter, followed by taking editor roles… Read more Author Español last_img read more


Medical Assistant (UT Health RGV Knapp Family Health Center)

first_imgPhysical Capabilities:Employment Category: Full-TimeMinimum Salary: Commensurate with ExperiencePosted Salary: Commensurate with ExperiencePosition Available Date: 05/01/2021Grant Funded Position: NoIf Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date:EEO Statement:It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley topromote and ensure equal employment opportunities for allindividuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex,age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, genetic information or protected veteran status. Inaccordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rightsact of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americanswith Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University iscommitted to comply with all government requirements and ensuresnon discrimination in it’s education programs and activities,including employment. Medical Assistant (UT Health RGV Knapp Family HealthCenter)Posting Number: SRGV5004Number of Vacancies: 1Location: Weslaco, TexasDepartment: School of Medicine / Clinical AffairsFLSA: Non-ExemptScope of Job:To provide excellent customer service and clinical care forpatients of the UTRGV School of Medicine / UT Health Rio GrandeValley using interpersonal skills for oral, written and listeningskills in Spanish and English. To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/28028 Other:Must be able to multi-task. Bilingual is preferred. jeid-f49d11eca51de940ac4c814ecc41ce48 Equipment:Personal computer, usual office equipment, and usual medical officeequipment. Preferred Experience:N/Acenter_img Additional Information:UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location issubject to change based on need.All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal backgroundcheck (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approvalfrom the Chief Human Resources Officer. Special Instructions to Applicants:Dear Applicant,Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting anyconfidential information from the documents you attach with yourapplication. The confidential information includes thefollowing:*Date of Birth*Gender*Ethnicity/RacePlease make sure that you omit this information prior tosubmission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwardingyour application to the department as per your submission. TheUniversity of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right todiscontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close dateof this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three(3) calendar days.If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site athttps://careers.utrgv.edufor detailed contact information. Supervision Received:Receives general supervision from the assigned supervisor.Supervision Given:None.Required Education:High school diploma or equivalent and graduate of a MedicalAssistant program.Preferred Education:N/ALicenses/Certifications:Current Medical Assistant Certification or Registration.Required Experience:Related experience in an ambulatory/primary care clinic. Description of Duties:•To intake patients into clinic setting by obtaining vital signs,surgical/medical history, chief complaint, medications, andallergies. Document appropriately in the Electronic Healthrecord.•Report all pertinent findings to inter-professional team. Preparecharts as necessary for next scheduled clinic, provide physicianwith all necessary test results, lab results and medical records asrequested. Answer all messages from patients by clinic policy,triaging calls, handle all medication refills or request via clinicpolicy. Communicate all necessary patient information to theinter-professional team in a timely manner.•Answer telephones assisting patients with appointments,doctor/staff messaging, pharmacy refills, and laboratoryquestions.•Provide full registration of new patients in the system as well asverification and updating existing patient information in practicemanagement system.•Perform simple diagnostic tests, collecting specimens, drawingblood, sterilizing and cleaning equipment, and maintainingexamination rooms at an outpatient care site.•Provides routine but complex instructions for patient proceduresand treatments, according to unit guidelines and as delegated byproviders and inter-professional team.•Problem-solves issues related to the retrieval of medicalinformation. Coordinates clinical services provided to patientsaccording to payer guidelines (e.g., routing of lab specimens,ordering durable medical equipment).•Help maintain an acceptable abandonment (no show) rates.•Perform a variety of clinic specific telephone functions includingscheduling and message management.• May be required to provide coverage at other clinical sites asneeded.• Performs other related duties as assigned within the course andscope of this job. Working Conditions:Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Usualoffice or clinical ambulatory patient care facility conditions.Some evening and /or weekend work may be required. Possibleexposure to blood-borne pathogens. Based on the area of assignment,extensive travel within the Rio Grande Valley may berequired.last_img read more


“SUPERCUP WAS A LACK OF TIME? Valcea – CSM Bucharest 2:0

first_imgRelated Items:CSM Bucharest, Oltchim Valcea, SCM Ramnicu Valcea CSM Bucharest girls raise voices: “Respect our work. Keep your promises!” ShareTweetShareShareEmail EHF CL: Matches in Valcea and Kiel postponed! Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsSCM Ramnicu Valcea are definitely the hit of Romanian women’s handball! Legendary team from Valcea after years of sacrificing coming back to the TOP of the Romanian handball. They beat national champions and with Gyor and Rostov, one of three TOP teams in European handball, CSM Bucharest 22:19 for the second time in a row in only two months!Valcea’s coach Florentin Pera said that he motivated girls during the last week with statement by CSM Bucharest players, who reason for losing lost Super Cup match against Valcea, have found in “lack of time” for preparation of the new roster full of stars (Lekic, Cvijic, Radicevic, Neagu)…Oltchim showed that “time” wasn’t a reason…  Click to comment Dragana Cvijic: Tournament in Gyor is the most important in our careers 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.last_img read more


Turkey withdraws blacklist of German firms accused of financing terrorism

first_imgIn an interview with ZDF public television on Sunday, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier also argued that the German government should stand up to Erdoğan.“Many who have worked cooperatively with him [Erdoğan] and his party in the last few years are now being persecuted, are thrown in jail, are being silenced. We can’t accept that,” Steinmeier said. “It’s a question of the self-esteem of our country to send clear stop signals.”But European criticism has done little over the past months to change Erdoğan’s domestic decision-making. The Turkish leader has said that EU membership is “not indispensable for Turkey” after the European Parliament voted to suspend Turkish accession talks. Erdoğan has also continued calling for the reintroduction of the death penalty despite EU opposition.Amid growing tensions between Berlin and Ankara, the German government has also investigated 20 alleged Ankara spies it says were sent by Erdoğan to report on Gülen supporters in Germany. Also On POLITICO euro-press review Europe’s Turkey woes By Saim Saeed Schäuble: Germany won’t be ‘blackmailed’ by Erdoğan By Christian Krug But in a phone call Monday with German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière, his Turkish counterpart, Süleyman Soylu, said that Turkey had formally withdrawn its Interpol request. Soylu attributed the charges to a “communication problem,” Interior Ministry spokesman Tobias Plate said in Berlin, according to Reuters.Plate said de Maizière underscored that there were no ongoing investigations of German firms over Ankara’s earlier accusations. German federal police declined to investigate the charges on Friday, citing a lack of credible evidence to merit an investigation.The withdrawal of charges may help mend the strained relationship between the two NATO member countries. Diplomatic ties between Germany and Turkey have deteriorated in recent months, with a sharp escalation in rhetoric in recent days.The arrest of a German human rights activist in Turkey last week met with a harsh response in Berlin, with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel saying relations with Turkey “can’t go on as before.” Berlin summoned Turkey’s ambassador to Germany over the incident.The episode came after Germany decided to withdraw its troops from Incirlik air base in southern Turkey as a result of the Turkish government’s refusal to grant German lawmakers access to the base.Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said Monday that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was gambling with centuries of cooperation between the two countries and said Berlin would not be “blackmailed.” Turkey formally withdrew a list of nearly 700 German businesses it had accused of having ties to terrorism, attributing the charges to a misunderstanding, a German government spokesman said on Monday.Turkey lodged a complaint with Interpol in May against 681 German companies with Turkish operations, including German corporate giants like Daimler and BASF. The Turkish government claimed the businesses may be financing groups linked to terror organizations.German newspaper Die Zeit reported last week that Turkey gave Germany a separate list claiming 68 German businesses operating in Turkey were associated with supporters of opposition figure Fethullah Gülen. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has accused Gülen, a Turkish cleric based in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, of inciting last summer’s failed coup. The list provided to the German government included businesses of all sizes, ranging from corporate behemoths like Daimler to a doner kebab stall in western Germany.last_img read more


Pixar to Release ‘Up’ Funniest Animated Film Yet (Video)

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Catch a sneak peek of Pixar’s latest animated sensation, ‘Up’, about a grouchy old man who tries finally to achieve his most longed-for adventure. He ties thousands of balloons to his house and “Up” he goes. What he didn’t realize was the arrival of a pesky boy scout once again at his doorstep as the building was launched. Watch the Pixar sneak peek below, or at Clip Syndicate… last_img read more


Letters to the Editor for Monday, Dec. 9

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionAmericans must stand up to bulliesAfter seeing overwhelming evidence that our current president committed a crime, one that even loyal Republicans don’t dispute, these same Republicans are looking for ways to say there’s nothing there.It’s as if the bully in the schoolyard stole their collective lunch money — that is their oath of office, loyalty to the Constitution and duty to country — and they don’t know how to get it back.My suggestion is do what we tell our children to do: “Stand up to the bully.” Bullies are cowards and rely on not being challenged.They use scare tactics and threats and in the end they tum tail and run.Sometimes they enlist an older kid for support, or they hurl verbal attacks or tweets. That’s their cover and how they get their way.My experience from playground to adulthood, if you give in, the behavior worsens, the stakes get higher. If you stand up, there’s a good chance the bully will back down.Having grown up during the Cold War, I’ve seen this played out on the world stage. Russia (USSR) was often the bully. But we as a country recognized the threat and stood up for ourselves and our allies.We have a president who seems to be conflicted in his loyalties. He’d prefer to side with the global bully rather than challenge him for whatever reason.It’s up to us, citizens of this democracy, to stand up to the bully and encourage our lawmakers, both Republicans and Democrats, to do the same.Barbara J. StowellCentral BridgeWhy bother to clear snow off sidewalks?On the complaint of homeowners not clearing their sidewalks, I live in the Mont Pleasant area, and people do not use the sidewalks in good weather.They walk in the middle of the street in July when there is no snow on sidewalks. Walkers take their time strolling in middle of the streets holding up traffic.I wonder if they know what the cement strip on the side of the road is for.The best is when parent(s) stroll their babies in carriages in the middle of the street. Are you kidding me? What are these parents thinking strolling along in the street with baby carriages? Don’t they care about their babies? That should be child abuse, since everything is child abuse these days.As for not clearing sidewalks: Why would I bother, since people do not use the sidewalks?Where are my neighbors? No one offered even to help those who can’t shovel. I’d rather they slip on the city streets that aren’t plowed.Albert ZangerSchenectadyClear all city streets right up to the curbThe Daily Gazette’s Dec. 3 article titled, “City begins towing illegally-parked vehicles” was truly one of the funniest pieces of written comedy I’ve had the occasion to read in a good, long while. The article quoted the city of Schenectady’s “Priority Street Plowing” program, with a paragraph stating, “Vehicles may return only after the ‘entire length of the street has been cleared of snow back to the curb.’”What a hoot. I haven’t seen a curb after a snowfall in over 20 years, except where the homeowners themselves clear the street. The snow is usually more than two feet from the curb.One glaring exception is on Chrisler Avenue at the intersection of Altamont Avenue, if you happen to want to make a right-turn onto Altamont toward the railroad bridge, you have to do it from the center lane; the right hand lane is mostly a fantasy.And to harken back to a letter I wrote last winter, yes, the plows are still going too fast on Guilderland Avenue and burying the recently cleared sidewalks, so why should we even bother shoveling?Growing up in Schenectady, I remember the huge snowblowers attached to trucks and how they really cleaned the streets.I know that parts got scarce, the machines deteriorated and were never replaced, and that clearing the streets to the curbs in residential neighborhoods just doesn’t happen anymore. All the street should be cleared to the curbs, or don’t even bring it up.Kurt C. SiegelSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Make a game plan for voting. Do it now.Foss: Schenectady Clergy Against Hate brings people togetherEDITORIAL: No more extensions on vehicle inspectionsFoss: Schenectady homeless assistance program Street Soldiers dealing with surge in needEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more


Lord chancellor seeks £22m from Blavo & Co director

first_imgThe lord chancellor is seeking £22m from the sole director of a legal aid firm shut down by the Solicitors Regulation Authority in a High Court case expected to last 10 days.London-headquartered Blavo & Co Solicitors, which had 18 offices across the country and employed 240 full-time staff, was shut down by the regulator in October 2015 and wound up the following month.Representing the lord chancellor, Rachel Sleeman, head of chambers at London set Five Paper, told Mr Justice Pepperall in the Royal Courts of Justice yesterday that the lord chancellor is seeking £22m pursuant to guarantees and indemnities that Blavo provided under its legal aid contract.The ‘key date’, Sleeman told the court, was 10 August 2015, when Legal Aid Agency staff attended the offices of Blavo & Co to inform the firm and John Blavo, director, that an official investigation had commenced into the firm’s mental health claims. The investigation was triggered by an earlier request to see 49 files as part of a contract compliance audit.Sleeman said HM Courts & Tribunals Service had no record of a representative of the firm attending in  23,173 claims. The firm was asked to provide all the files, but Sleeman told the court that the agency has received only 99 since August 2015.The lord chancellor argues that Blavo’s obligation is ‘not merely assurity but as a primary obliger too’. The firm’s failure to provide all of the requested files was a ‘fundamental breach’ of contract.For John Blavo, Robert Bourne of London set Three Stone told the judge that the case is not about fraud or to determine whether there has been any misconduct by the firm.Bourne said Blavo could not produce the files because ‘he has no title to the files. The only person with title to the files, if that can rightly be said to exist, is the client and the firm, not Mr Blavo personally. After the intervention on 14 October 2015, the position changed quite starkly.’ Bourne said the SRA intervention made it difficult to produce the files.He said: ‘The only question your lordship has to answer is: do the claimants have a valid claim against [Blavo & Co Solicitors]. If so, how is that claim brought home, if at all, against [John Blavo] in light of [the terms of the guarantee] … It appears to me that the claimant cannot simply prove his claim against my client by proving his claim against [Blavo & Co Solicitors]. He must prove his claim independently against my client.’Bourne said the information requested by the agency, upon which the lord chancellor relied, was ‘unreasonable within the time limits specified’. He said: ‘Seven or eight people attended at 10.30am at those offices together with a team from the SRA, and my clients and staff of [Blavo & Co Solicitors] were subject to a series of interviews.’ The firm was effectively asked, by close of business the following day, to take the necessary steps to satisfy the investigators of all the files, which was a ‘grotesque request’, Bourne said.He said the agency’s request, which subsequently required producing 1,000 files a week, was a ‘momentous’ task. ‘It would effectively mean for a significant firm, a significant City firm, a West End firm, would have to withdraw from all litigation activity and probably a number of other departments, and engage solely in the hunt for files.’ Bourne pointed out that the oldest files were the least likely to be in the office and most likely to be in storage or passed to fee-earners who had left the firm.’One thousand files a week is impossible,’ Bourne said, ‘and that’s the “kick off” in the way in which this was dealt with. Bourne said it would be his submission that ‘by 10 August 2015 what was going to happen to this firm had already been decided. And it was [that] this firm was going to fail’.Bourne said there had been a repudiatory breach of contract by the lord chancellor. The lord chancellor’s claim that there had been a ‘fundamental breach’ of the firm’s contract was wrong.Bourne stressed that Blavo ‘does not concede or believe that there was any substantial irregularity in his firm. He was not aware of any substantial irregularity in his firm. So far as he was aware and believes and remains convinced, these files are genuine files of genuine mental health tribunal hearings that took place’.At the start of the hearing, Mr Justice Pepperall granted an application by the lord chancellor to amend the particulars of his claim, which was £22,732,521.38p when it was originally issued. It has been amended and reduced by approximately £235,000.The Gazette has challenged a claim that some parts of the hearing might need to be held in private. Sleeman told the court that, as a result of previous reporting restrictions, parts of the current hearing that may need to be heard in private are likely to relate to files containing extracts from client files. Mr Justice Pepperall told the court that it might be possible to anonymise client details rather than exclude the public and the press.The hearing continues.last_img read more


GO Transit unveils strategic plan

first_imgCANADA: GO Transit recently unveiled its GO 2020 strategic plan, which includes more commuter rail service and the purchase of additional right-of-way. The amount of trackage to be obtained has yet to be determined. The acquisition could begin as early as this year, adding to the right-of-way that GO already owns – a segment near Union Station and parts of the Barrie, Lakeshore and Stouffville lines. Once it achieves ownership, GO plans to upgrade ageing signal, track and other infrastructure to improve reliability and on-time performance, which currently stands at 89%. GO’s CEO Gary McNeil said improving service can only be achieved if the company manages its own infrastructure. For example, Hamilton and other core communities would see two-way, all-day service by 2020. McNeil said Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway are interested in selling if they can get ‘certain guarantees’ and the right price. GO wants to double average weekday ridership from 170 000 now to approximately 350 000 in 2020.last_img read more


RZD orders 221 locomotives from Siemens-Sinara JV

first_imgRUSSIA: Russian Railways and Ural Locomotives signed an order for 221 2ES10 twin-section electric locomotives at the 1520 Strategic Partnership conference in Sochi on May 27. A prototype will be rolled out in 2010 with deliveries beginning in 2011. The value of the contract was not disclosed.The Ural Locomotives joint venture was formally established the previous week by Siemens (49%) and OJSC Sinara Transport Machines (51%), under the terms of an agreement signed at last year’s 1520 Strategic Partnership conference. The joint venture will produce modern electric locomotives at Verkhnyaya Pyshma near Yekaterinburg. Siemens said it is to invest over €100m setting up production, which it expects will create 800 jobs. A further €20m will be spent expanding Siemens’ St Petersburg plant to produce traction equipment, and a rolling stock engineering centre is being set up in Moscow creating around 200 jobs. ‘Russia is a strategic growth market for rail technology’, said Siemens Mobility CEO Hans-Jörg Grundmann. ‘Our all-around portfolio for modern and eco-friendly transportation technology positions us perfectly in the rolling stock and rail infrastructure markets. We also wish to remain a dependable partner for RZD in future and will continue to place great importance on local manufacture in Russia.’ * A contract was also signed on May 28 between RZD and a joint venture company formed by Transmash Holding and Alstom Transport for the supply of 200 EP20 electric locomotives. Designed for mixed traffic use, the 200 km/h multi-system locomotives would be built at the Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant for delivery in 2012-20.last_img read more


‘Elementary’ to end after seventh season

first_imgJustin Stephens/CBS(NEW YORK) — Say so long to Sherlock Holmes.  The CBS drama Elementary will end after its upcoming seventh season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Starring Jonny Lee Miller as the legendary detective and recovering addict and Lucy Liu as his minder, Joan Watson, the New York City-based updated take on the beloved characters has seen its audience dwindle in recent years, despite the show’s continued popularity overseas.  Elementary is now CBS’ lowest-rated drama. Miller himself seemed to more than hint that the show was nearing its end, posting this note on Instagram last weekend with a photo of him and Liu on set: “7 seasons. 154 episodes. So proud to have been a part of this family. Thank you. #elementary.”Elementary‘s sixth season wrap in September.  The final season is set to air next year.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more