Samsung debuts latest Tizen smartphone

first_imgHomeDevicesNews Samsung debuts latest Tizen smartphone AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 MAY 2017 Smartphone shipments hit 340M in Q1 Devices Previous ArticleAppy Pie adds chatbot functionalityNext ArticlePantech reaches end of the smartphone road 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 IDC bullish on Australian 5G smartphone demand Tags center_img KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move SamsungTizen Related Samsung unveiled its latest Tizen-powered phone, continuing to use the platform to target first-time smartphone users.Debuting in India this week (19 May), the company said: “with more than 500 million feature phone users, India has immense potential for smartphone upgrade”. Its pricing of INR5,790 ($90) reflects its market positioning.Named the Z4, the device is powered by a 1.5GHz quadcore processor, with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage (and microSD expansion slot). It features a 4.5-inch 480×800 pixel display, 5MP front camera and 5MP rear camera, and 2050mAh battery.It includes 4G, VoLTE and VoWiFi capabilities.In terms of specifications, this is not much of a bump over the earlier Z3 – indeed the screen and rear camera are steps down.For India, the company touted “Make for India” localisation features, including an “S bike mode” which “lets consumers ride tension-free”, and “My Money Transfer”, supporting “most popular banks” in the country.DJ Koh, president of the mobile business at Samsung, said: “The Samsung Z4 brings a simplified mobile experience to first time smartphone users and represents our ongoing commitment to expanding the Tizen ecosystem.”However, there is still no sign Samsung intends building this ecosystem beyond an entry-level device available in some APAC markets.While Tizen has been seen as a “plan B” for the South Korean vendor to mitigate its dependence on Google’s Android platform, the lack of a fully-fledged content and apps ecosystem limits its appeal among more sophisticated smartphone users. Author Steve Costello last_img read more

Telia completes Eurasia exit with KCell sale

first_img Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 12 DEC 2018 Related Previous ArticleGSMA estimates mmWave worth at $565BNext ArticleSmartphone market set for recovery after weak 2018 Telia targets cost cuts with new enterprise IoT play Kavit Majithia Tags Home Telia completes Eurasia exit with KCell sale Telia reveals revamp to boost infrastructure assets Kazakhstan state-controlled operator Kazakhtelecom agreed a deal to acquire a 75 per cent stake in KCell from Telia and Turkcell for $446 million.In a statement, Telia said it will sell its 24 per cent holding in the company, as well as a 51 per cent stake it owns with Turkcell through Fintur Holdings. The $446 value implies an enterprise value of $771 million for a 100 per cent stake in KCell, on a cash and debt-free basis.ExitThe deal to sell KCell is particularly significant for Telia, as it continues its efforts to sell assets outside of its core Nordic and Baltic markets, a strategy announced in 2015.CEO and president Johan Dennelind said the KCell agreement means Telia had, in all material aspects, completed “the journey of exiting Eurasia”.“It has been a complex process with many interests and considerations, but we are now pleased with the completion of this process,” he added.Kazakhtelecom and Telia held negotations about a deal for KCell earlier in the year, but discussions broke down in September after they failed to agree on a price.The KCell sale is expected to be completed later this month. It has already been approved by the anti-monopoly authority in Kazakhstan.In a separate deal, Telia added it had signed an agreement to acquire Turkcell’s 41.45 per cent share in Fintur Holdings to become the sole shareholder, allowing it to repatriate cash from the holding company. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back KcellTeliaTurkcell 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 Telia claims positive start to strategy revamplast_img read more

Baymen On Five-Game Winning Streak With Bees Blitz

first_imgHampton Bays traditionally has the misfortune of a schedule laced with the East End’s powerhouses, but this season, it’s the other way around – the Baymen look like the team that will be hard to beat.Take Bridgehampton on Thursday, December 12. The Bees have had a good old time of it playing against Baymen of yore, and the thought of an 85-39 blitzkrieg probably never entered their minds, even during a rebuilding season.But sometime midway in the first quarter — during which the home team outscored the Bees 31-3 — it became apparent: Hampton Bays is an explosive team, at least at this level.The winners drilled 11 treys, and coasted to an 85-39 victory despite substituting liberally. Lucas Brown had 22 points and eight rebounds to lead Hampton Bays (5-0) in non-league. Kyle Rodriguez scored 15 points and Jaden Ottati added 14 points.That, folks, was victory number five as the Baymen have coasted through the non-league portion of their schedule undefeated, having beaten Ross three days earlier 72-40. That’s not to imply Hampton Bays has been playing Class D teams: a quality win against West Islip December 6 proved a portent of what was to come.The Bees have dropped their first three encounters by huge margins. The two best players went off and found more competitive teams, including the coach’s son. It’s not a good situation.We’ll know a lot more after the holiday break. Hampton Bays has five games, including a home encounter against archrival Southampton on January 7 and at Mattituck January 10.Did we mention Mattituck? The Tuckers just so happen to be undefeated as well, and just so happen to be positioned in League VII with — you guessed it, Hampton Bays. That means the two teams will probably be squaring off for first place.Mattituck is 4-0, its latest victim being East Hampton on December 10. Bonac was ice cold in the first stanza, and the home team was on fire, nailing threes from all over the floor and building a 19-6 advantage. But these Bonackers can shoot some as well, and slowly rallied from a nine-point deficit to pull within single figures late in the third. The final was 78-58.In the final analysis, though the winners had a deeper, more talented team, each squad has a legit star. Xavier Allen had 34 points and 13 rebounds to lead Mattituck. Chris Nicholson added 15 points and nine rebounds and Luke Woods had 14 points and eight assists. Liam Leach and Luke Reese each scored 12 for East Hampton, and Frank Belluci and Logan Gurney, 10.Incidentally, Allen is currently the fifth leading scorer in Suffolk with a 26.3 points average. Mattituck will square off against Shelter Island on December 28 on the North Fork: Luca Quigley-Dunning leads the Indians with 25.5 points per game.East Hampton is 3-3 on the young season after losing at Islip 55-44 on December 12. Reese had 17 in a losing cause. Bonac travels to Kings Park on January [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

Gene therapy to fight a blood cancer succeeds in major study

first_img These scans show a 62-year-old man with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, at left in December 2015, and three months after treatment with Kite Pharma’s experimental gene therapy at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The treatment, called CAR-T cell therapy, turns a patient’s own blood cells into specialized cancer killers. It worked in a study, with more than one third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no sign of disease six months after a single treatment, its maker said Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. The scans are from a presentation by Drs. Fred Locke and Sattva Neelapu, provided by the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Kite. (ASBMT/Kite Pharma via AP) In this May 2016 photo provided by Kite Pharma, cell therapy specialists at the company’s manufacturing facility in El Segundo, Calif., prepare blood cells from a patient to be engineered in the lab to fight cancer. The experimental gene therapy, called CAR-T cell, turns a patient’s own blood cells into specialized cancer killers and worked in the study, with more than one third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no sign of disease six months after a single treatment, its maker said Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (Kite Pharma via AP) An experimental gene therapy that turns a patient’s own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with more than one-third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no sign of disease six months after a single treatment, its maker said Tuesday.In all, 82 percent of patients had their cancer shrink at least by half at some point in the study.Its sponsor, California-based Kite Pharma, is racing Novartis AG to become the first to win approval of the treatment, called CAR-T cell therapy, in the U.S. It could become the nation’s first approved gene therapy.A hopeful sign: the number in complete remission at six months — 36 percent — is barely changed from partial results released after three months, suggesting this one-time treatment might give lasting benefits for those who do respond well.“This seems extraordinary … extremely encouraging,” said one independent expert, Dr. Roy Herbst, cancer medicines chief at the Yale Cancer Center.The worry has been how long Kite’s treatment would last and its side effects, which he said seem manageable in the study. Follow-up beyond six months is still needed to see if the benefit wanes, Herbst said, but added, “this certainly is something I would want to have available.”The therapy is not without risk. Three of the 101 patients in the study died of causes unrelated to worsening of their cancer, and two of those deaths were deemed due to the treatment.It was developed at the government’s National Cancer Institute and then licensed to Kite. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society helped sponsor the study.Results were released by the company and have not been published or reviewed by other experts. Full results will be presented at the American Association for Cancer Research conference in April.The company plans to seek approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by the end of March and in Europe later this year.The treatment involves filtering a patient’s blood to remove key immune system soldiers called T-cells, altering them in the lab to contain a gene that targets cancer, and giving them back intravenously. Doctors call it a “living drug” — permanently altered cells that multiply in the body into an army to fight the disease.Patients in the study had one of three types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a blood cancer, and had failed all other treatments. Median survival for such patients has been about six months.Kite study patients seem to be living longer, but median survival isn’t yet known. With nearly nine months of follow-up, more than half are still alive.Six months after treatment, 41 percent still had a partial response (cancer shrunk at least in half) and 36 percent were in complete remission (no sign of disease).“The numbers are fantastic,” said Dr. Fred Locke, a blood cancer expert at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa who co-led the study and has been a paid adviser to Kite. “These are heavily treated patients who have no other options.”One of his patients, 43-year-old Dimas Padilla of Orlando, was driving when he got a call saying his cancer was worsening, chemotherapy was no longer working, and there was no match to enable a second try at a stem cell transplant.“I actually needed to park … I was thinking how am I going to tell this to my mother, my wife, my children,” he said. But after CAR-T therapy last August, he saw his tumors “shrink like ice cubes” and is now in complete remission.“They were able to save my life,” Padilla said.Of the study participants, 13 percent developed a dangerous condition where the immune system overreacts in fighting the cancer, but that rate is lower than in some other tests of CAR-T therapy. The rate fell during the study as doctors got better at detecting and treating it sooner.Roughly a third of patients developed anemia or other blood-count-related problems, which Locke said were easily treated. And 28 percent had neurological problems such as sleepiness, confusion, tremor or difficulty speaking, but these typically lasted just a few days, Locke said.“It’s a safe treatment, certainly a lot safer than having progressive lymphoma,” and comparable to combination chemotherapy in terms of side effects, said the cancer institute’s Dr. Steven Rosenberg, who had no role in Kite’s study. The first lymphoma patient Rosenberg treated this way, a Florida man, is still in remission seven years later.There were no cases of swelling and fluid in the brain in this or any other study testing Kite’s treatment, company officials said. That contrasts with Juno Therapeutics, which has had a CAR-T study put on hold twice after five patient deaths due to this problem.Company officials would not say what the treatment might cost, but other types of immune system therapies have been very expensive. It’s also being tested for some other types of blood cancer.___Online:Lymphoma info: https://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/nhl.htmlCAR-T therapy: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/research/car-t-cellsGene therapy: https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/therapy/availability___Marilynn Marchione can be followed at https://twitter.com/MMarchioneAP .last_img read more

Treated as if ‘beer can’ thrown at bus -Tuchel

first_img0Shares0000Dortmund’s head coach Thomas Tuchel reacts during the UEFA Champions League 1st leg quarter-final football match against Monaco April 12, 2017DORTMUND, Germany, Apr 13 – Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel accused UEFA of treating the bomb attack on their team bus as if only a “beer can” had been thrown and claimed they were only informed by text message that they would have to play their Champions League game against Monaco.The German side were defeated 3-2 by the French club in the first leg of the quarter-final on Wednesday, 24 hours after the scheduled game had been postponed. The fixture was postponed from Tuesday after three explosions rocked the Dortmund team coach and left Spain international Marc Bartra needing surgery on a broken wrist.Teenager Kylian Mbappe struck twice as Monaco claimed victory at Signal Iduna Park, with Tuchel furious at UEFA’s handling of the situation.“We felt completely passed over, it came down to ‘tomorrow, you’re playing’,” said Tuchel.“We were told by text message. They treated it as if a beer can had been thrown at the bus.“Ultimately, it was decided in Nyon in Switzerland whether or not to play the next day.“It was a somewhat powerless feeling.“Each player had the right to start with a somewhat queasy feeling.”“We would have liked to have had more time to work through it,” added Tuchel.“There are players who easily brushed it off, but there are also players who really took it to heart. They are more thoughtful.”– ‘treated like animals’ –Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos also felt the feelings of the players were ignored.“We aren’t animals, we’re humans, who have family and children at home,” said the Greece international.“I feel (treated) like an animal, not a human.“Unless you experienced it, you can’t understand how bad it was for us.“I am just happy to be alive, it was the worst day of my life,” he added, referring to the night of the attack.UEFA, however, insisted that both clubs had agreed to play on Wednesday at the earlier 1645GMT kick-off.“We were in touch with all parties and never received any information which suggested that any of the teams did not want to play,” said a UEFA spokesman.Germany’s Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere had said it was important for the match to go ahead: “we can not make the mistake of being intimidated. Then the terrorists have already won.”But Sky pundit and ex-Germany international Lothar Matthaeus criticised UEFA, saying it was a mistake to play the game so soon after the attack.“From what I heard in the team circle, a lot of players didn’t want to play, but UEFA put some pressure on and politicians asked Dortmund to play,” said Matthaeus.“For me, it is irresponsible that the players had to run out.“It’s an incomprehensible decision from UEFA to put Dortmund under pressure.“In this case, the players must come first.”The Dortmund players clearly struggled on the pitch with Monaco now favourites to reach the last four.After the final whistle, several Dortmund stars were still shell-shocked by the attack 24 hours before.– ‘no one wanted to play’ –“I’m doing better now, it (the game) was good as a distraction,” said 23-year-old Germany international Matthias Ginter in barely more than a whisper.“Apparently there was no other possibility, but from our side, no one wanted to play.“Of course, no one was thinking about football before the game and I believe that was obvious from the way it began.“We were lucky, when you hear how bad it could have been.”Captain Marcel Schmelzer said the “players had to function like puppets” and midfielder Nuri Sahin said it was wrong to use football as a sign against terrorism.“To use football as a sign is a long way from my comprehension,” said the Turkey international.“The faces from the bus, at that moment (of the attack), will stay with me for the rest of my life.“It was terrible.”“It was only when I came home yesterday and my wife and my son were standing at the door that I realised how lucky we were.”– barely slept –Many of the Dortmund team looked physically drained after the match and several confessed they had barely slept.“We did not want to play this game, not less than 24 hours after an attack,” said Swiss goalkeeper Roman Burki.“I did not have an hour of sleep at night, which is not the optimal preparation for such a game.”Dortmund now have a week to regroup before the return leg in Monaco next Wednesday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Set Intentional Professional Development Goals for 2019

first_imgI readily admit that I love new year’s resolutions. This time of year feels like a fresh start from the nearly two months of holiday preparations and celebrations and the year we leave behind. However, when it comes to resolutions, the reality remains that most of us fall off the resolution bandwagon by the end of January.Last year, I decided to overcome this mentality by catering to my inherent individual needs for professional and personal development. As a goal-oriented person, I arranged my “resolutions” into accomplishable goals that could eventually be completed and turn into habits. This year, I plan to do the same.In our ever-changing economy, careers are incredibly dynamic. If you’re still stuck on choosing the right resolution or goal for 2019, consider incorporating the following into your daily, monthly, and yearly routines to build up your skills and prepare yourself for your next career step.Enroll in a college or online courseTake on the life-long learner mentality and enroll in a new course. If you are looking for a specific topic or to enhance your degree, jumpstart 2019 with a new class, in-person or online. Depending on the certification (Google Analytics, Salesforce, etc.) you can add it to your resume too!Get involved in a networking groupThe people we associate with either elevate or take away from our personal brands. Consider those who you surround yourself with. There are numerous opportunities to engage in networking through Facebook groups, professional networking happy hours, and organizations that meet on a weekly or monthly basis. Check out a local AFF chapter to get started!Embrace your inner leadership potentialIf you are looking to polish your leadership skills, lead more meetings or ask for additional stretch projects that provide the opportunity for growth this year. Perhaps you’ve thought about a managerial role. Speak with your supervisor about areas to grow into this type of responsibility.VolunteerConsider giving your time and talents to an organization you’re passionate about. Not only does volunteering with others bring inner fulfillment, but volunteering in various positions can increase skills that may be leveraged in other areas, including your career.Read one professional book a month (or every quarter if you’re that busy)This is a classic, yet infrequently followed resolution. Whether you enjoy reading about leadership, learning how to grow your business, or want to perfect time management at work, there are a multitude of professional development and growth books to absorb this year to become a better version of you.Some of my favorites include:–Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek–The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins–You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero–The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World’s Most Successful People Launched their Careers by Alex Banayan.Institute a morning and evening routineEstablishing a morning routine as part of my 2018 new year’s resolutions has changed my life, especially now that I work remotely. It helps keep my goals in mind at the beginning of the day, gives me a space to meditate and pray in the morning, and stay away from any electronics and email in the first half hour of my day. Positive routines are a great way to get the day started or unwind from a long day before going to bed.Some of my 2019 professional and personal new year’s resolutions include breaking my alarm snooze habit (to jumpstart my morning routine!), saving $1,000/month for my wedding, expanding my business skill set through various online courses, and plotting out my 2019 and 2020 international and domestic travel plans. I can’t wait to get started!Where will 2019 take you?last_img read more

10 months agoSassuolo midfielder Sensi backed for move to AC Milan

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sassuolo midfielder Sensi backed for move to AC Milanby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSassuolo midfielder Stefano Sensi has been backed over a move to AC Milan.Sensi is a January target for the Rossonero.“The right man for Milan? Yes because Stefano is young and has great potential,” Alberto Aquilani, who played for both clubs, told Gazzetta dello Sport.“He’s grown a lot in recent months. He reminds me of Verratti for the way he plays. A regista and mezz’ala in one? Exactly. He can carry out both roles in the middle of the park.“As a regista he has an excellent vision, even if he lacks physicality, or if you want to build a team devoted to dribbling then he’s ideal.“Stefano’s a very polite and down-to-earth guy, who has his head on his shoulders. I certainly didn’t find him, but what struck me was his attention to the advice I gave him in training.“He’d often run a bit on empty, so I suggested to him the position to occupy tactically, which would make the most of his characteristics.” last_img read more

Clemson Releases Hype Video To Celebrate Dabo Swinney Winning Coach Of The Year

first_imgDabo Swinney celebrates and talks to an ESPN reporter.dabo swinney hype video clemsonWednesday morning, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was officially named the Home Depot Coach of the Year. Swinney, who has been with the Tigers since 2008, helped the team finish as the only undefeated team in the country through the regular season.To celebrate the accomplishment, Clemson has released a quick hype video in honor of Swinney. Check it out:JUST ANNOUNCED—Dabo Swinney​ named CFB Coach of the Year! The #ClemsonFamily is proud to call him OUR COACH! #ALLIN https://t.co/wpwWUh1UlO— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) December 9, 2015Despite the award, Swinney’s job isn’t done in 2015. His Tigers take on Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Eve. A victory means a shot at a national title in January.last_img read more

Cant say for sure who will bat at 4 for India at

first_imgNew Delhi: Even as the debate on whether Vijay Shankar was the right pick for India’s no.4 slot at the upcoming World Cup refuses to die down, India’s 1983 World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev has a different take on the whole issue. Speaking on the sidelines of a promotional event in the Capital, the former all-rounder said that with batsmen often playing at different positions for both their national teams as well as T20 franchises, they are all well-suited to bat in different positions. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju “After seeing the T20s you can’t even say for sure who is an opener and who is a no. 4 batsman. Now the mindset is anybody can play anywhere. In today’s world, if you assign a number to a batsman it feels strange apart from an opener. And even openers are sent out at a different position many a times,” Kapil said. Shankar was chosen ahead of Ambati Rayudu by the selectors in April for the World Cup as chairman of selectors M.S.K. Prasad had said that Shankar provides a “three dimensional” option due to his ability with the ball. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters Moving forward, the former captain was asked about his opinion on the chemistry between India captain Virat Kohli and M.S. Dhoni. Kapil said that while the pair have been successful, any chemistry would come naturally because they are playing for their country. “It looks like they have done extremely well which is great for India. As far as chemistry goes, all the players should understand that they are playing for their country and so no other thought should come in their heads. It’s not a husband-wife relation that you need a chemistry. You are playing under the flag of the country,” said Kapil. Kapil also praised India’s pace department and opined that the conditions on offer in England should suit them. “I think they are fantastic. They have (Mohammed) Shami and (Jasprit) Bumrah who can bowl at 145-plus speeds. They can swing the ball also and so this is a very good combination that we have,” the 60-year-old said. Kapil expects India to finish at least in the top four and hopes to see England and Australia there as well. However, the fourth team can be a pick between a number of contenders he feels. “New Zealand is good, so are Pakistan, West Indies and South Africa. India in particular are good because I feel they are one of the more experienced and well-balanced sides. They have four fast bowlers, three spinners and in the end you have Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni,” he said.last_img read more