Official Real Sociedad sign Theo Hernandez on loan from Madrid

first_imgReal Sociedad have confirmed the signing of Theo Hernandez on a season-long loan deal from Real MadridThe Spanish left-back has fallen completely out of the favour at Los Blancos following Julen Loptegui’s appointment as Zinedine Zidane’s replacement and sought a move away this summer in order to ensure that he will be able to rediscover his best form with regular football.Hernandez had only joined Real last year from city rivals Atletico Madrid after impressing them during his loan stint with Alaves.The 20-year-old has now passed his medical examination at the Basque city, which took place earlier this morning, with Sociedad confirming the news that he will be with them until June 2019.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Real Madrid CF and Real Sociedad have agreed to the transfer of Theo Hernandez for the next season, until June 30, 2019,” read a statement.An official presentation will take place later in the forthcoming week.Hernandez made just 23 appearances in all competitions for Real last season.last_img read more

CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW REPORT COMES AHEAD OF JMC IN LONDON

first_img Related Items:british overseas territories, Constitutional Review Committee, foreign commonwealth office, joint ministral council, peter beckingham, rufus ewing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp NEW CHAIRMAN, PNP keeps Ewing Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 27 Nov 2014 – Government will today present to media the findings contained within the report of the Constitutional Review Committee. A press conference is planned for this afternoon. The information comes just before the Premier is due to head off to London for the JMC or the Joint Ministerial Council for British Overseas Territories on December 1-4, 2014. Hon Dr. Rufus Ewing and Govenor, HE Peter Beckingham will both attend. It is believed the Premier will use this JMC as an opportunity to share the views of islanders with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the 2011 version of the Constitution, perhaps even talk of independence will come up. MM is also told the country’s Tourism Minister is seriously exploring opening a significant presence for the TCI in London. PNP Convention Feb 19 Weekend; South Caicos woman announces at large interest Coming budget proposes police recruitment and aerial surveillance, says Premierlast_img read more

Alaskas Mt Redoubt Volcano Ranked As Very High Threat By Government

first_imgThe U.S. Geological Survey is updating its volcano threat assessments for the first time since 2005. The danger list is topped by Hawaii’s Kilauea, which has been erupting this year. The others in the top five are Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier in Washington, Alaska’s Redoubt Volcano and California’s Mount Shasta. The agency says a dozen volcanoes have jumped in threat level since 2005. Twenty others dropped in threat level. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享WASHINGTON (AP) – Government scientists are classifying 18 U.S. volcanoes as a “very high threat” because of what’s been happening inside them and how close they are to people.center_img Among those where the threat score is higher are Alaska’s Redoubt, Mount Okmok, Akutan Island and Mount Spurr. Threat scores also rose for Oregon’s Newberry Volcano and Wyoming’s Yellowstone.last_img read more

5G is safe says the FCC

first_img Tags Share your voice Post a comment US regulators say there’s no evidence that cellphones harm health and they’re not changing current safety limits.  Pau Barrena / AFP/Getty Images Cellphones — old and new — are safe, including those that’ll use new 5G technology. That’s according to a new proposal that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai circulated Thursday. It would keep the agency’s current safety limits for radio frequency exposure the same as they’ve been for 23 years.  Following more than six years of public input and review, the agency said the current exposure levels for cellphones, wireless towers, Wi-Fi routers and all other devices emitting RF signals are safe. Agency officials added that they don’t have any concern for new gear using 5G technology, including gear that uses millimeter wavelength frequencies.The FCC, which sets radio frequency limits in close consultation with the Food and Drug Administration and other health agencies, said that the other agencies were also in agreement on keeping the current limits in place.  “The available scientific evidence to date does not support adverse health effects in humans due to exposures at or under the current limits,” Jeffrey Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, wrote to the FCC. “No changes to the current standards are warranted at this time.”Rally Against 5G Networks In PolandThe FCC says that current RF safety levels are sufficient. And that 5G poses no risk to health.  NurPhoto There have been concerns and questions about the safety of mobile devices for years. In 2011, the World Health Organization said cellphones might cause some brain cancers, leaving open the possibility that a link exists between cancer and cellphone radiation.But most studies haven’t found a link between radio frequency signals from cellphones or cell towers and disease. Concerns have grown recently as mobile carriers throughout the world race to deploy this fifth generation of cellular technology, or 5G. Specifically, there have been concerns that the high-frequency spectrum known as millimeter wavelengths, or mmWave, used in early deployments to make 5G a reality could pose adverse health effects for the public. Adding to the concern is the fact that 5G deployments require many more small cell towers to be deployed much closer to where people live, work and go to school. The growing fear about the health effects has caused lawmakers and policy makers throughout the world to start putting on the brakes. But FCC officials on Thursday reiterated there’s no reason for concern. An FCC official told reporters during a press briefing that there’s “nothing special about 5G.” They added that the scientific evidence to date indicates that 5G is no different from any other cellular technology, including 4G or 3G in terms of causing health effects. They also added that the higher-frequency signals used to deliver 5G also pose no health risk, and that the existing RF exposure guidelines are still applicable to 5G, regardless of the spectrum band used to deliver the service. The officials also emphasized that current RF exposure limits apply to any device emitting a radio frequency signal and are not limited to phones. Also, as part of the proposal, Pai recommends the agency establish a uniform set of guidelines to ensure companies making devices comply with the limits regardless of the technology that’s being used.  The FCC has for years been criticized for not updating its cellphone safety standards since 1996. Critics have argued that the levels should be reviewed based on the latest wireless technology. The agency uses a value known as a SAR, or specific absorption rate, to determine if devices can be safely sold in the US. The SAR measures the amount of power that’s absorbed in the body per given mass. While the FCC hasn’t updated its SAR level recommendations since the 1990s, others have reviewed the limits. In March of this year, the engineering group IEEE recommended the safety levels remain about the same as they have been since 1996.The FCC opened a proceeding in 2013 to look into the RF levels. And the order circulated Thursday by Pai is the result of that review.  Mobile 0 FCClast_img read more

Gold prices continue on downward spiral

first_imgGold prices have declined for the second consecutive week since November 9 as they are now down by 7.4 percent. Silver has also seen a slump in price as it has gone down by 8.17 percent.The trend is unusual for jewellery sector this time of the year as India, the world’s second biggest consumer of gold, usually sees a surge in prices due to the demand during peak wedding season.However, the main reason for the price fluctuation can be traced to the Narendra Modi government’s announcement to ban high-value currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.Both, gold and silver, witnessed a slight surge in prices on November 9, a day after the announcement of the currency ban, increasing from Rs 43,850 to Rs 45,000 and from Rs 30,850 to Rs 31,750, respectively.This has been correlated to the sudden surge of customers who were exchanging their illegal notes with jewellers, albeit at a premium favouring the jewellery merchants. But the government was quick to plug such leakage as it made it mandatory to submit PAN details for buying jewellery to restrict conversion of black money to white. Notices were also sent from the excise department to about 600 jewellers in the country.While the share price of Titan was down 3.25 percent to trade at Rs 306.95, it was up by around 4.83 percent for Gitanjali Gems, which was trading at Rs 55.30 at National Stock Exchange on Monday. Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri was trading 0.24 per cent up at Rs 61.40 at NSE.last_img read more

School teacher killed in road crash

first_imgA female school teacher was killed in a road accident near Bhalaipur-Ramnagar bridge in Damurhuda upazila of Chuadanga district on Wednesday afternoon.The deceased is Hasina Begum, wife of a certain late Sujat Ali of Gopalpur village, also a teacher of Mathaldanga High School, reports UNB.Quoting local people, the police said Hasina Begum fell down from the vehicle while she was returning home after visiting a physician around 4:00pm and sustained serious injuries.She was taken to Chuadanga Sadar Hospital where on-duty physician declared her dead on arrival.last_img

Zia Charitable Trust graft case hearing 25 26 Feb

first_imgBNP Chairperson Khaleda ZiaA Dhaka court on Thursday fixed 25, 26 February for the next hearing of Zia Charitable Trust graft case against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and three other accused, reports UNB.Judge Md Akhteruzzaman of Dhaka Special Court-5 fixed the date for placing arguments of lawyer of accused Ziaul Islam Munna and Md Aminul Islam.BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia was present during the hearing.On 8 August 2011, the Anti-Corruption Commission filed the Zia Charitable Trust graft case with Tejgaon police station accusing four people, including Khaleda Zia, of abusing power in raising funds for the trust from unknown sources.last_img

Over 380000 Rohingya children at risk of losing future

first_imgRohingya refugees make their way to a refugee camp after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Palong Khali, near Cox`s Bazar.File photo ReutersThe International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has warned that more than 380,000 children were at a risk of losing their future as the Rohingya crisis in southeast part of Bangladesh would be prolonged.”With an uncertain future and no solutions in sight, the world must not let these children lose their future,” said secretary general, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society M Feroz Salah Uddin.IFRC warned the situation would be more fragile in the coming monsoon and cyclone season or a disease outbreak could trigger a disaster within a disaster, said a press release.To help protect children and their families in the displaced and host communities, the Red Cross Red Crescent is prioritising contingency planning and preparedness to respond to new challenges, and building community resilience to threats including disease, cyclones and the monsoon, along with continued humanitarian assistance for 200,000 people.According to the release, the scale and speed of the displacement and the severe vulnerability of many of those displaced has created one of the most critical and complex humanitarian crises in the Asia Pacific region in decades.last_img

AL men obstruct Oikya Front motorcade

first_imgMadanpur intersection blocked by setting fire on Dhaka Chittagong highway in Narayanganj on Friday afternoon. Photo: Hasan RajaJatiya Oikya Front leaders’ motorcade has been obstructed in Madanpur intersection of Narayanganj on their way to an election rally in Bandar Sonakanda.A group of ruling Awami League men allegedly intercepted the motorcade carrying BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Oikya Front leaders Mahmudur Rahman Manna and Zafrullah Chowdhury, among others, around 3:30pm on Friday, according to witnesses.This led to a halt on Dhaka-Chittagong highway for around half an hour, they added.The locals also said the AL activists led by Madanpur union parishad chairman Abdus Salam and AL’s student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League’s Madanpur vice president Ohidul blocked Dhaka-Chittagong highway for around 30 minutes by setting fire to wood and bamboos on the highway to intercept the motorcade.Asked about this, Abdus Salam told Prothom Alo that he does not know about this. “But, the locals might block the road over their internal feud,” he added.The Oikya Front leaders, however, managed to reach the rally venue with the help of police.last_img read more

UN prepares ground for Yemen peace talks

first_imgIranians carry placards as they demonstrate in front of the UN office in Tehran on 20 November 2018, in support of the Yemen people. Photo: AFPUN envoy Martin Griffiths was preparing Tuesday to head to war-torn Yemen to lay the groundwork for peace talks in Sweden, after fresh fighting shook the flashpoint city of Hodeida.Griffiths—whose efforts at kickstarting peace talks collapsed in September—is again trying to get the Iran-aligned Huthi rebels and the Saudi-backed government to the negotiating table by the end of the year.He is expected to meet with Huthi officials in the capital Sanaa on Wednesday.Both sides have in the past week expressed their support for the envoy and his mission to hold talks in Stockholm, but fierce clashes erupted in the Red Sea city of Hodeida late Monday after a lull.Military officials said the battles were the worst since loyalists halted an offensive last week, and were concentrated in the eastern part of the city where rebels fired artillery.Pro-government forces struck back, supported by warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition which launched a dozen raids, the sources said.According to Huthi-run media, clashes lasted up to four hours and resulted in fatalities.The city was relatively calm on Tuesday morning, according to an AFP correspondent who spoke to residents by telephone from Khokha about 100 kilometres (62 miles) away.Call for truce – On Monday, Britain presented to the UN Security Council a draft resolution urging an immediate truce in Hodeida, whose port serves as an entry point to nearly all imports and humanitarian aid to the impoverished country.The draft, circulated by Britain to the 14 other council members and seen by AFP, sets a two-week deadline for the warring sides to remove all barriers to humanitarian aid.The proposed resolution would significantly ratchet up pressure on the Saudi-led coalition and the Huthis to seek a negotiated settlement in Yemen, where millions are on the brink of starvation.It also calls for a large injection of foreign currency to support Yemen’s collapsing currency and for salaries of civil servants, teachers, and health workers to be paid within a month.Mohammed Ali al-Huthi, head of the Huthi rebels’ Higher Revolutionary Committee and an influential political figure, tweeted on Monday that he wanted his group to announce “readiness to suspend and halt all military operations” and stop firing missiles on Saudi Arabia.Riyadh also lent its support to new talks.Saudi King Salman told the Shura Council, his country’s top advisory body, that the kingdom backed a “political solution” and a “comprehensive national dialogue” in Yemen.Multiple past attempts to hold negotiations between the government alliance and Huthis have failed.Griffiths said on Monday he hoped the rivals would meet in Sweden “within the next few weeks”. No date has yet been set.‘Stop selling weapons’ – The Huthis seized Sanaa in late 2014, when they also took control of Hodeida and its port.A year later, Saudi Arabia and its allies intervened in the war to bolster Yemeni president Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.Both parties in the conflict stand accused of acts that could amount to war crimes.Human Rights Watch on Tuesday called on France to address laws-of-war violations with the UAE—a key member of the Saudi-led coalition—during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan’s visit to Paris on 21 November.“If president (Emmanuel) Macron is truly concerned about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, he should tell the crown prince that France will stop selling weapons to the UAE if there’s a real risk of their unlawful use,” said Benedicte Jeannerod, HRW’s director for France.Although Western governments have condemned civilian deaths in Yemen, they remain political and military backers of Saudi Arabia, which is a regional ally and spends billions of dollars on arms from the United States, Britain and France.The World Health Organization says nearly 10,000 people—mostly civilians—have been killed in Yemen since the Saudi intervention in March 2015, but rights groups believe the toll may be five times higher.The World Food Programme says up to 14 million Yemenis are at risk of starvation.On Monday, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates announced they would each give $250 million in aid to the war-ravaged country to support more than 10 million people.last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Tuesday February 14

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uWe’ll have a report on the continued fallout from the resignation of Trump National Security Adviser, General Michael Flynn. Plus, we’ll talk to veteran reporter Charles Robinson of Maryland Public Television’s, State Circle about the alleged altercation between White House correspondent April Ryan and Trump staffer and former reality TV star, Omarosa Manigualt.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img

Woman Lift Up Your Head

first_imgThe Circle of Victorious Women symposium is on December 23rd  from 10 a.m. to  p.m. The conference will inspire women to rise above the pain of domestic violence and abuse by empowering and encouraging them in the pursuit of life goals. To purchase tickets visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/woman-lift-up-your-head-tickets.last_img

Winning the Link Popularity Contest

first_imgSeptember 18, 2006 Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Paying for PopularitySince Google is so averse to paid run-of-site links, it would be natural to assume that any sort of paid link popularity method would also be frowned on. But luckily that’s not the case when it comes to association membership fees.Some of the organizations you’re interested in joining will charge you a membership fee, anywhere from $10 for a lifetime to $5,000 or more per year. Don’t let those fees scare you off. If your funds are limited, consider signing up for just a few at a time and adding more as your budget allows.Besides, a few links added judiciously over time are much more credible than a flood of sudden links that appear all at once. That will get you the kind of attention you don’t want from search engines: red flags over possible link spamming.Nobody said link popularity was a contest you could win overnight. But if you steadfastly use the ideas outlined above, you’re sure to see a gradual–but very definite and satisfying–improvement in your link popularity, targeted traffic and search engine rankings.Michael Pedone is the president and CEO of eTrafficJams.com, a search engine optimization and website marketing company in Clearwater, Florida. 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. When it comes to building link popularity in order to promote your website, you’ve likely heard web marketers say, “Build it and they will come.” In other words, all you have to is create an excellent website marketing strategy for a well-designed and properly optimized site that has loads of quality content. This, they say, will inspire other sites to link to yours.Oh, is that all?Unfortunately, it isn’t.Having a quality site with hundreds of pages of well-written, unique content is definitely a plus. But for most websites, that isn’t enough to attract the quality and quantity of links needed to boost your search engine rankings these days.So what do you have to do to get quality links that will actually count for something with the search engines? Here’s Google’s answer to the question:”Make sure all the sites that should know about your pages are aware your site is online.” (Get more tips from Google here.)That means you shouldn’t wait for these other sites to find you. You need to put your paws to the pavement and seek out organizations, associations and specialty industry groups–any and all sites representing groups that are considered credible and respected resources for your industry. Then get them to link to you.Becoming affiliated with groups like these will not only shift your link popularity efforts into high gear, it will also help build your brand and expose your business to consumers in your precise target market.Ready to get started increasing your link popularity? Here are the steps you should take:1. Search for organizations that are already established within your industry. Most have a directory that lists companies like yours (you’ll probably see some of your top-ranking competitors already listed there!). Many associations allow you to join either for free or a fee. Select the ones you think will benefit you the most, and sign up.2. Scour your competitors’ sites and see if they’re affiliated with any associations you should be connected with but aren’t yet.3. Once you’ve joined these groups and have a link on their sites, issue a press release telling the world that you’re now an official member of “XYZ Association.” Be sure to include a link from the press release to the XYZ web page your site is displayed on as well as a link to your own site.4. Commit to writing an article (or having one written) at least once a month. Then: Upload it to your site. Get it crawled by adding it to your Google and Yahoo! sitemaps. Make a blog post about it, and link to it. (Waddaya mean you don’t have a blog yet?!) A few weeks after the article’s live on your site and has been cached, submit it to some of the organizations you contacted earlier. In the “About the author” section, or biography, at the end of the article, add the link to that specific article on your site and on your blog. This will help establish your business as the authoritative source of the article. It will also build link popularity to that specific page and allow readers to post comments about it on your blog. If you have a forum on your site, mention it there, too, and point users to it with a link. It wouldn’t hurt to issue a press release about the article you wrote either. Make sure you link to the exact page where your article resides on your site as well as to your home page.last_img read more

Apps That Can Help Your Web Team Get More Done

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5. TrelloIf you’re looking for a free, easy-to-use alternative to project management platforms such as Basecamp, Trello may be the answer. Although somewhat similar to Remember the Milk, the tool’s collaboration features distinguish it from competitors.Trello makes it easy for managers to add colleagues and remote workers to individual projects, as well as assign them tasks and specify due dates. It also can help professionals break down large projects into manageable chunks. 6. SaneboxA tool that aims to restore sanity to Gmail and other email accounts, Sanebox ties in to your existing account and automatically creates a “SaneLater” folder. Once it’s set up, Sanebox will automatically direct messages it deems unimportant — newsletters, sales messages and account statements, for example — into this area, freeing up your inbox for the messages that matter most.Sanebox estimates that it saves users at least two hours of wasted time a week. It costs $4.95 a month and offers other fee plans, as well. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 3. Remember the MilkA free “to do” list manager, Remember the Milk lets you create multiple lists for different aspects of your work and life. You can prioritize items within lists, tag them with relevant keywords and add notes to individual tasks.But what really sets Remember the Milk apart from other “to do” programs is its wide-ranging integrations. Remember the Milk syncs with Microsoft Outlook, BlackBerry, Siri, Twitter, Gmail, Google calendar and more. Specific apps for Android, iPhone and iPad devices are also available for a $25 annual fee. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 7. Focus BoosterYou may be one of the many professionals who use what’s called the Pomodoro technique, in which short blocks of productivity are interspersed with breaks of various lengths. If so, the Focus Booster app can help you manage the process.This free tool tracks Pomodoro cycles and provides notifications of where you are in each series. The program also tracks the number of sessions completed and lets you modify Pomodoros to match your preferred work cycle and break lengths.Related: How Google’s ‘Content Experiments’ Can Simplify Website Testingcenter_img 4. LeechBlockEven the briefest distractions can result in significant productivity loss because of the time needed to mentally switch between tasks. That five-minute break you take to watch cute cat videos on YouTube can mean much more than a five-minute loss of productive time.If you need help turning off the fluff to remain productive, check out the LeechBlock extension. Available only for the Firefox browser, LeechBlock can help keep you on the straight and narrow by automatically blocking access to the sites you specify during working hours. For an added reminder to get back to you work, you can set the program’s “page blocked” notification to redirect to your Remember the Milk profile.Related: Why Free Apps Can Be Time Wasters, Not Productivity Boosters 4 min read July 19, 2012 Running a successful website can be a hectic operation. In addition to publishing regular, high-value content, you need to promote your site, engage with followers, manage conversion rates and handle whatever other tasks come your way.Considering the number of competing priorities, staying productive should be a top priority for any webmaster. These seven online and mobile apps can help you make the most of your time:1. NotableWhether you work in web development, web design, graphic design or another visually oriented field that requires client feedback, the Notable app may be a good fit for you.The program offers a simplified format for soliciting comments on digital design work by allowing users to take web screenshots via a browser plugin and then add notes using a simple point-and-click system. It can be an easier option for gathering feedback than requiring contacts to write paragraphs describing proposed changes.Notable is free to try, with paid options ranging from $19 to $99 a month for users requiring more screenshot storage space or additional team management tools.Related: 3 Ways to Create More Engaging 404 Pages2. YastAs management guru Peter Drucker once said, “What gets measured gets managed.” And that is especially true about how you use your time.To ensure that your hours of website building and monitoring are being appropriately allocated, consider a time-tracking tool such as Yast. It offers what might be the most intuitive, easy-to-use time-tracking interface of all the online time management programs.There’s a free version, as well as paid options for teams that require additional features. You can give the program a try before committing to a paid plan, which will run you $14 per month per user. Register Now »last_img read more

This Mobile Seed Fund Just Added Two More Partners

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » 3 min read Days after dropping the title “accelerator,” this seed fund is bringing on new partners.On Wednesday, Silicon Valley-based Tandem announced it has added Shashi Seth, who has served as an executive at tech companies including Google, Yahoo and eBay, and Daniel Hoffer, a co-founder of CouchSurfing who has also worked at TripIt and Symantec.“Together our new partners have decades of experience building global consumer-facing businesses,” Doug Renert, co-founder of Tandem, said in a statement. “Tandem backs great founders from around the globe, and now they’ll all benefit from Dan and Shashi’s insights, experience and skills in the push for product-market fit.”While at Yahoo, Seth oversaw Yahoo Search, Local, Small Business and other products. At Google, he helped develop YouTube’s ad framework and worked in product development in search. Hoffer is one of the founders of CouchSurfing, a site that connects travelers with people willing to house them. The company was founded in 2004 and currently has more than 10 million members, according to its site. Both partners have served as advisors in the startup world.Related: How Millennials Can Ease Their Financial WorriesTandem, the largest mobile-first seed fund in Silicon Valley, now has 15 full-time team members who work directly with startups. With the addition of Seth and Hoffer, Tandem today has six partners including Renert and co-founder Sunil Bhargava, who started Tandem in 2007. The company has not yet brought on any female partners.  The announcement of the new partners comes days after Tandem’s announcement that the company had dropped the word “accelerator” from its title. The decision came as Tandem felt the term no longer encompassed the seed fund’s involvement and investment in its startups.”We simply felt that the typical accelerator (and its close relative, the incubator) had evolved a long way from our original investment approach,” the company said Monday in a blog post. “Tandem has always been focused on backing a limited number of talented founder teams and working with them very closely to discover product-market fit.”In January, Tandem completed its third investment fund, raising $100 million, a figure that tripled the size of its previous $33 million fund. The company says that plans to use the fund to partner with startups beyond the acceleration phase and expand its program to include companies working on the Internet of Things and connected devices. Related: The Best and Worst U.S. Cities to Launch a Businesscenter_img April 29, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

Belgian cable operator Telenet added 116700 net d

first_imgBelgian cable operator Telenet added 116,700 net digital TV customers in the first half of the year, including 71,300 in the second quarter.Triple-play customers grew 9% to 818,700 at the end of June, representing 38% of the company’s customer base. The operator also added 17,600 post-paid mobile customers in the quarter.Telenet ended the first half with 2.152 million cable TV subscribers, down 4% due to a 30% drop in analogue customers. Digital TV customers numbered 1.472 million, up 17% and broadband customers numbered 1.339 million, up 6%. Fixed telephony subs were up 9% to 920,200, while mobile customers were up 21% to 275,400. Overall ARPU per customer relationship was up 10% to €45.10.Telenet posted revenues of €727 million for the first half, up 9% year-on-year, with a slight tailing off of growth in the second quarter due to lower standalone handset sales, which it said was due to a shortage of Apple iPhone 4S inventory.last_img read more