first_img (Getty Images) Brexit: Top law firm says City of London won’t get a quick EU financial services deal (Getty Images) Also Read: Brexit: Top law firm says City of London won’t get a quick EU financial services deal “We believe its a meaningful commitment and we expect it to move forward quite quickly.” Tags: Brexit whatsapp Stefan Boscia whatsapp He said: “Equivalence is not as straightforward as either the EU or UK might otherwise indicate, with the EU taking a technical, ‘detailed and granular’ forward-looking approach to equivalence and regulatory divergence, while the UK remains focused on outcomes-based assessments through determinations ‘about here and now … based on the self-evident symmetry’ between the UK and EU.  Show Comments ▼ US firm Baker McKenzie – the fourth largest law firm in the world by revenue and the top firm for multinational mergers and acquisitions – has said the EU’s equivalence assessments will continue “well into 2021”. Almost all major UK-based banks have made plans on the basis that the UK will lose its current EU market access next year. (Getty Images) Also Read: Brexit: Top law firm says City of London won’t get a quick EU financial services deal Share Mark Simpson, a partner in Baker McKenzie’s financial services unit, said this timeframe was very unlikely to yield results.center_img This has seen firms set up bases in major EU financial capitals, such as Paris and Frankfurt. One of the world’s largest law firms has heaped doubt on claims by the UK that it can negotiate a post-Brexit financial services settlement with the EU within the next three months. The City of London will lose its current access to EU markets on 1 January and will instead have to rely on patchwork of regulations from individual member states. Tuesday 29 December 2020 1:48 pm “The best thing is if we understand each other and understand what underpins equivalence decisions when they’re going to be taken,” they said. Accounting firm EY estimates that more than £1 trillion of assets in the sector has moved from London to the EU since 2016. This is a classification that will only be given if Brussels deems that the UK will stay roughly within the EU’s regulatory orbit for financial services. The only way the UK financial services industry can maintain its current access is if the EU grants regulatory equivalence. Last week’s post-Brexit trade deal outlined plans to set up a dialogue between the UK and EU to discuss a potential equivalence deal, with March set as a rough deadline. A senior member of the UK’s Brexit negotiating team maintained today that progress could be made in this area within the coming few months. More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com “The EU has not yet finished its equivalence assessments, and has expressed concern about the UK’s plans for its future regulatory framework and the degree of divergence from the EU regime this might entail. It is likely that the Commission will continue its assessments well into 2021.”last_img read more

first_img Share James Nickerson The European Union has decided to extend economic sanctions against Russia for another six months, imposed due to the country’s involvement in the conflict in Ukraine.Meeting in Luxembourg, EU foreign ministers are upholding economic sanctions to make Russia comply with the Minsk ceasefire accord, which was signed with Ukraine in February. #EU extended economic sanctions against #Russia until 31 January 2016, with a view to complete implementation of #Minsk agreements.— Maja Kocijančič (@MajaEUspox) June 22, 2015US and EU sanctions will continue to target Russian state banks, the military and energy firms, all associates of President Putin. Many senior officials in Russia, plus the separatist leadership, are also targeted, with asset freezes on some Russian companies and individuals as well as travel bans.The lifting of sanctions, which were set to expire at the end of July, was linked to the full implementation of the conditions of the Minsk agreement.Sanctions were imposed after Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014, but have been escalated as Russia’s role in the conflict in eastern Ukraine has become more apparent. Russia has continued to deny involvement, stating all Russians fighting are volunteers.Nevertheless, despite the likes of Greek protest against sanctions, the EU remained unanimous in mounting pressure on Russia to withdraw from Ukraine.Current sanctions exclude Russian state banks from long term borrowing, while exports of equipment that could have a military use are banned, and any future EU-Russia arms deals have been prohibited. No sanctions were imposed on Russia’s gas industry.Russia’s Rubel fell today on the news against a host of currencies, including the Euro and Pound. It has since recovered slightly.Russia has since retaliated by introducing a food embargo against countries supportive of the measures.The FTSE 100 fell in July 2014 after tougher sanctions on Russia were announced, and fell again in September when fresh sanctions were imposed.The EU is set to review the sanctions regime again in six or seven months, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said in Luxembourg. whatsapp whatsapp Monday 22 June 2015 6:21 am Show Comments ▼ Tags: People Vladimir Putin by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEliteSinglesThe Dating Site for Highly-Educated Singles in ScottsdaleEliteSinglesTotal Battle – Tactical Game OnlineThe Most Addictive Strategy Game of 2021Total Battle – Tactical Game OnlineEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirror EU ministers agree to extend economic sanctions against Russia until January 2016 last_img read more

first_img US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again By Lee Sang Yong – 2019.03.22 7:38pm News U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands at the second U.S.-DPRK summit in HanoiU.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands at the second U.S.-DPRK summit in Hanoi. Image: KCNANorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un explained to Party officials the plan he intended to propose to the US for “step-by-step, gradual” dismantlement of the country’s nuclear and missile programs, specifically Yongbyon and intercontinental missiles, to “lift international sanctions.”The report suggests that Kim thus had no interest from the beginning in the “big deal” that the US had long emphasized.According to a high-level source in Pyongyang, Kim sent instructions down to officials at the director level and above in the Central Party in mid-February stating, “We must achieve the three tasks in the US-DPRK summit and put the legacies of the Great Leaders (Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il) into practice.”The three tasks Kim referred to included: 1) lifting of the economic blockade (sanctions); 2) displaying the Republic’s (North Korea’s) intent to dismantle its nuclear and missile programs in a gradual fashion; and 3) the establishment of a plan for step-by-step verification and a roadmap to accomplish this over several years.In other words, Kim informed party officials before the summit of his strategy to persuade the US to yield in its demands.“[Kim Jong Un told the officials] that North Korea must permit the verification of Yongbyon and the Sinpo-Kumho area by the US and conduct in-depth working-level negotiations to get the economic sanctions lifted,” the source told Daily NK. “Kim seemed to believe that would put North Korea in an advantageous position.”The Kumho area is a nuclear facility located in South Hamgyong Province and is where a “hard water plant” constructed by South Korea was built in accordance with the Geneva Agreement of October 1994. Experts say that the site has already been dismantled. Moreover, while the closing of Yongbyon is significant because the site is home to a nuclear fissile material reprocessing facility, experts point out that Yongbyon is not the central facility of interest in North Korea’s nuclear program.On March 28, US President Donald Trump said that one of the reasons the US and North Korea had failed to find agreement was because another previously unknown nuclear facility had been identified.Given these circumstances, the primary reason for the failure of the Hanoi summit was likely due to differences in perception between the two sides over the dismantlement and verification of North Korea’s nuclear and missile program. North Korea was only willing to shut down Yongbyon – a site of uranium enrichment and plutonium production – while the US emphasized the dismantlement of North Korea’s entire nuclear program, from its nuclear material storage facilities and nuclear weapons production facilities to its means of transporting such weapons.A separate source in Pyongyang familiar with the lecture reported that Kim also reportedly emphasized to party officials his justifications for continuing nuclear weapons development, noting the “impossibility of the country giving up its nuclear weapons” which was likely aimed at preventing unrest among party members.“[Kim] said that the nuclear weapons development undertaken by our Republic is aimed at ensuring peace in East Asia and our own country’s defense,” he said.“The US-DPRK summit was also described as a significant event that would show off the great determination of our party and government to contribute to world peace as a sovereign nation.” News Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaders NewsEconomy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img SHARE News AvatarLee Sang YongLee Sang Yong is editor-in-chief of Daily NK and previously spent a number of years working as one of the publication’s foreign correspondents in China. He can be reached at [email protected] Facebook Twitter Kim Jong Un explained US-DPRK summit strategy to party officials prior to Hanoi North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) last_img read more

first_img ‹ Previous Next › You don’t need to be a gearhead to know supercars have big engines, big wheels and big price tags.What you might not know is that supercar owners have big hearts. At least, the 150 who are taking part in this weekend’s Hublot Diamond Rally do.The 2017 event — taking place May 6-7 — marks the fifth anniversary of the rally, the brainchild of Vancouver-based event organizer Craig Stowe. A charitable component has been at the core of the rally since it’s inception, and that was on full display Wednesday night as Ferrari Maserati of Vancouver (FMOV) hosted its annual pre-rally cocktail party. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Children’s Wish wants to send B.C. patient to Ferrari in ItalyOver the past three years the Diamond Rally and FMOV have created a legacy of fundraising to the tune of $140,000. And if Wednesday night was any indication, that legacy will continue to grow even stronger next year. The evening program included a surprise announcement of a $20,000 leadership gift from Trigate Properties to grant Andrew’s wish.    Reader’s might recall Ferrari-fanatic Joey’s Wish from the 2015 Diamond Rally, in which Ferrari F360 owner Matei Ghelesel piloted Joey in the rally in an effort to raise money to send the young Burnaby boy and his family to the Ferrari Museum in Italy. More than enough money was raised to send the family on the trip.Last year, Star Wars fan Nick rode shotgun in a Ferrari California T emblazoned with R2-D2 logos. His wish is about to come true. At the end of June, Nick, his parents and five brothers are heading to Fiji for a beach vacation.And now it’s Superman fan Andrew Westerlund’s turn at the wheel. Literally. The North Vancouver teen just received his ‘L’ driver’s licence, so he just might get some driver’s seat time in the Man of Steel-logod LaFerrari. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2(Left to right) Andrew Westerlund is presented the ‘Ferrari Shield’ from Nick Rutledge and Joey Iaquinto.Steve Han, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2You have to think it the Man of Steel drove a car, it would be a LaFerrari, right?Steve Han, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Diamond Rally and Ferrari Maserati of Vancouver have created a legacy of fundraising in support of Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada and in just three years have raised $140,000.Steve Han, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The pre-rally cocktail party at Ferrari Maserati of Vancouver saw a $20,000 donation made by Trigate Properties toward’s Andrew’s Wish.Steve Han, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Superheroes and supercars were the theme at the pre-rally party.Steve Han, Driving advertisement Like many teenage boys, Andrew loves computers, video games, superheroes, sports and cars: the faster the better. According to his mom Shannon, he’s even learned a few driving skills through his video games – like how to slide around corners by using both the gas and the brake.However, even though he may seem like a regular kid, Shannon shares, “Andrew looks like a typical teenager but he is medically complex.”Three days before Christmas 2012, the then-12-year old was suddenly diagnosed with a serious heart condition. Over the next 30 days his condition deteriorated. He became the first patient at B.C. Children’s Hospital to receive a Berlin Heart – a mechanical pump which takes over the work of the heart – to keep him alive while he waited for a heart transplant. Fortunately, he received a lifesaving transplant in January 2013, only 10 days after he was listed.Andrew returned to normal life quickly after his heart transplant, but 18 months later he was diagnosed with Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder (PTLD) – a rare form of lymphoma which one to two per cent of transplant patients develop. He underwent chemotherapy until February 2015. Only two months after remission he was once again diagnosed with another rare condition – Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome (ALPS) – a genetic autoimmune syndrome that only 250 people in the world have been diagnosed with.According to his mom, Andrew does his best to be positive, calm, and confident through all of his health challenges.“A heart transplant is not a cure,’” he says. “It requires medications every twelve hours, blood work every six weeks and regular checkups with my doctors for the rest of my life. ALPS also requires daily medications and regular checkups.“These health issues are just part of who I am. I try to not worry too much about my future or let the health issues define me.”As to Andrew’s wish, he’s still not sure, though he is leaning towards going to Italy to go to the Ferrari and Maserati museums and factories and do some laps on the test tracks. He hopes to add a soccer game to the trip, too RELATED TAGSFerrariLaFerrariSupercarSupercarsNew VehiclesSupercarsVancouverAndrew WesterlundBerlin (Germany)BMW AGBurnabyCardiovascular MedicineChristmasCraig StoweEuropeFerrari CaliforniaFerrari MuseumFerrari SpAFerrari-fanatic JoeyFijiGermanyHealth and FitnessHublot GeneveItalyJoey IaquintaMaserati SpAMotorsportsNick RutledgeNorth VancouverOceaniaSouthern EuropeSportsStar WarsSydney (Australia)VancouverWestern EuropeWhistler (British Columbia)Wish Foundation of Canada Trending Videos Buy It! 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first_img advertisement We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Other partners, including those on the ground in Canada, are expected to be announced shortly, perhaps during the LA Auto Show.  One of the major downsides of EV ownership in North America remains the relative lack of places to top up the battery across the continent. But as Ford approaches the launch of the first of its line of upcoming EV products – the Mustang-inspired ‘Mach-E’ SUV rumoured to be debuting soon – it’s promising to provide Ford drivers with access to a collection of over 12,000 public charging stations. The FordPass Charging Network is not quite as tall an order as it sounds, because the Blue Oval isn’t suggesting it’ll plant 12,000 new stations. Instead it’ll simply provide drivers access to them. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” See More Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca RELATED TAGSFordSUVFlexElectric CarsElectric VehiclesNew VehiclesFlex Trending Videos RELATED Ford’s Mustang-inspired ‘Mach-E’ SUV could debut November: rumoursvolkswagen/auto-news/news/electrify-canada-planning-20-new-350-kw-charging-stations-across-the-country”>Electrify Canada planning 20 new 350-kW charging stations across the countryFord says drivers will be able to charge at one of over 35,000 outlets, including some fast-charging, and that power will be free for the first two years, and pay-as-you-go after that.The network is just one piece of the EV power puzzle the automaker has been trying to put together to address the concerns of owners. It also plans to release the Mustang-inspired SUV with a Ford Mobile Charger that can draw on 120- and 240-volt outlets; an Amazon Home Services partnership to facilitate installs; and the FordPass app, which runs on mobile phones and on-screen in vehicles to help drivers locate stations and manage their charging schedules. Not surprisingly in light of recent partnership announcements, the VW Group subsidiary, Electrify America, will provide many of the stations for the U.S. network. With its DC fast-charger, Ford drivers will be able to charge from 10 per cent to 80 per cent in 45 minutes. ‹ Previous Next › The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending in Canadalast_img read more

first_img Published: Sept. 15, 1998 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The University of Colorado at Boulder has enrolled its largest freshman class ever this fall with 4,281 first-year students entering campus, contributing to a total enrollment of 25,125.The total is up slightly from fall 1997 enrollment of 25,109.The enrollment increase continues a trend of planned, moderate increases on the Boulder campus since 1995, when total enrollment was 24,440, according to Lou McClelland, director of institutional analysis. CU-Boulder’s highest ever enrollment was 25,571 in 1991.”We are pleased to see the continuing popularity of the Boulder campus as evidenced by this record-breaking freshman class,” said Gary Kelsey, director of admissions.The number of resident undergraduate students for fall 1998 is 13,743 compared to the all-time high 13,842 in fall 1997. Undergraduate non-residents this fall will number 6,852 compared to 6,595 in fall 1997; their previous high was 7,052 in 1992.The figures fall well within the three-year average ratio mandated by the state legislature, which requires an overall resident population of two-thirds of total enrollment for each fiscal year.This year Colorado students will make up 67.8 percent of total enrollment on the Boulder campus.For 1998, non-resident undergraduate tuition increased 3 percent to $14,868 per year, while resident undergraduate tuition increased 1 percent to $2,386 per year.Total undergraduate enrollment is 20,595 this year, compared to 20,437 in fall 1997. Graduate enrollment is down this fall to 4,530 from 4,672 in fall 1997. A strong Colorado economy and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation may have affected graduate enrollment, luring students into the workplace.The downturn in Asian economies also has influenced overall enrollment somewhat, a factor felt at most Colorado schools, McClelland said. Total enrollment from Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand and Indonesia at CU-Boulder this fall is 217 compared to 252 in fall 1997.That decrease, however, is smaller than originally feared, according to Jean Delaney, director of International Education. This is due in part to university and private financial support, especially from IOmega, a data storage company that does business in Malaysia.Minority enrollment is down slightly to 3,357 for fall 1998 from 3,400 in fall 1997, a drop of 43 students or 1.3 percent. In a breakdown of total minority enrollment by ethnic group, all groups showed a drop except American Indian students, who increased 10 percent to 205 this fall from 184 in fall 1997.”We are very excited about the increase in American Indian students, although we’re concerned about the slight decline of our overall minority numbers,” Kelsey said.Minority students comprise 13.4 percent of the total student body this fall compared to 13.5 percent of the total in fall 1997, McClelland said.Freshman minority enrollment is up over fall 1997 for Asian Americans and American Indian students but down for African American and Hispanic-Latino freshman students.Both McClelland and Kelsey said the drop in minority students is a major concern for the campus. “We will be analyzing this year’s enrollment data now that the figures are in so we can improve efforts to attract more minority students,” Kelsey said.last_img read more

first_imgHomeCES 2015 Vid Feature video: AT&T Developer Summit 2015 Related contentRelated contentShare VideoShare Video Play Video Powered by THEOplayer 2021.1.3Close Related ContentClose ShareMobile World Live brings you coverage of the operator’s big event here in Las Vegas. AT&T focused heavily on its efforts in the Internet of Things (IoT) space, also making a strong commitment to WebRTC as a tool to enable the development of innovative voice services. Playing onSubtitlesLanguageSettingsQualityAutomatic Automatic HDSpeedNormalQualityAutomaticSpeed0.250.5Normal1.251.52Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%PlayPlayMuteMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00LiveRemaining Time -0:00 Watch in VRWatch in VRdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionsSubtitlesSubtitlesUnavailable UnavailableLanguageLanguageSettingsHDSettingsFullscreenFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDone Previous ArticleGovernments must do more to drive innovation – CEANext ArticleCES Day 2 video highlights AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 07 JAN 2015 UnavailableUnavailablelast_img read more

first_img Richard Handford Previous ArticleTele2 undecided on LTE 450 in EstoniaNext ArticleSamsung refreshes mid-tier A series Author Español Tags Telefonica Deutschland, Germany’s largest operator, will start to pull together its network with that of E-Plus, which it acquired from KPN in 2014, to form a single infrastructure from January next year.The process will start with the integration of the operators’ respective 2G and 3G networks, with 4G to follow in mid-2016.Telefonica Deutschland closed the acquisition of smaller rival E-Plus in October 2014 and has only now announced plans to combine infrastructures, although national 3G roaming did start in May this year.The acquisition created the country’s largest operator in terms of mobile connections ahead of T-Mobile and Vodafone. Now Telefonica Deutschland wants to match its rivals on network quality too.“We’re talking about a major technical project that’s unique in Europe and will contribute as expected to the synergies we have promised the market,” said Markus Haas, chief operating officer of Telefónica Deutschland.The aim is also to provide the best possible network experience for the combined operator’s base of 42.5 million mobile connections (GSMA Intelligence, Q3, 2015).The network integration in 2016 will focus on more densely populated urban areas, with the aim of delivering benefits to as many consumers as quickly as possible.In the first year, Telefónica Deutschland aims to reach more than 60 per cent of the population with its new, integrated network. The project is expected to take five years to complete.In an interview a year ago CEO Thorsten Dirks set 2017 as a target when the new entity will have parity with its two rivals in terms of network performance.The operator touted an award from October this year for best 3G coverage following the introduction of roaming in May.Network integration usually involves some disruption but the operator says it can minimise consumer discomfort. In the last few months, the first localised test runs gave useful findings for the further integration.Telefonica Deutschland said it can convert individual transmitter stations “within a few hours” and fully implement merger of the two networks in a given area “within a week”. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 DEC 2015 Relatedcenter_img Vodafone, Safaricom beat MTN to Ethiopia licence T-Mobile US readies 5G FWA business move Las operadoras respaldan el papel de Qualcomm en la RAN abierta Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Home Telefonica Deutschland plays two-into-one game with E-Plus E-PlusT-MobileTelefonica DeutschlandVodafonelast_img read more

first_imgSummer recently showed up, if only briefly, on a weekend no less, when the temperature reached 80 degrees. It was warm and comfortable, except that the snowpack hasn’t melted and the riverbanks and dams can’t hold all the runoff if we have a heat wave. The governor has declared a state of emergency and anxiety over potential fires has been replaced by potential floods. It’s always something. Montana summers are often an anxious time. We wait for them. Begin wearing shorts and gardening on partly cloudy, 50-degree afternoons. Wait some more. Religiously check the 10-day weather report and discuss it with our colleagues. Keep waiting. And then cram everything we possibly can into the 10 to 12 weeks of potential warmth. But don’t count on a sunny Fourth of July. It rains, hails or snows on every single one (that’s not true, of course, it’s just a way to temper our expectations). When I worked as a trash man during the summer in Yellowstone National Park, the hot sun was even more fleeting. One year, it never really came at all. I awoke to snow on my porch in August, a bad way to start a day collecting garbage. But somehow, I still tell people that don’t live here that summers in the Northern Rockies are better than theirs. That’s especially true here. It’s pretentious, I know. But it’s part of the reason I rarely leave the state this time of year. Where else would I want to be? What if I miss one of those 88-degree days on the lake? What then? There may not be another one for the rest of the season. Earlier this year, Kalispell was named the sixth-cloudiest city in the United States. That didn’t surprise me, since local stores sell T-shirts advertising Whitefish Mountain Resort with the tagline, “Got Fog?” We wear them as a way to brag about our ability to ski without being able to see the snow in front of us. Missoula, where I went to college, also made the cloudy list (No. 10). I’ve also lived in Spokane, Wash., and Eugene, Ore., two perennially cloudy cities, especially during the winter months. Apparently there are real risks to all these dreary days. Vitamin D deficiency – often caused by the lack of sunshine – has been blamed for everything from joint pain to higher blood pressure. So, wearing shorts and flip-flops on a rare sunny April afternoon is probably a good thing. Getting outside as often as possible in the summer is, too. And most of us do. In the Flathead, we celebrate just about everything in the summer, and we do it outside. We honor Cajun food and huckleberries and local beers nearly every weekend. On weekdays, there are street parties and gallery nights and farmers’ markets. It’s all an excuse to gather in the sun. So when it rains, it is often quite literally raining on our parades. But when the sun shines on a clear day, and the entrance to Glacier National Park is visible and the waters are warm enough to swim in, there is no better place to live. The anticipation can make us anxious. Summers often arrive late. If they’re too hot, we have fires. If they’re too cold, then we talk about the remaining snowpack. But those few weeks of sun are always worth the wait. Someone just said it was supposed to be nice this weekend. Partly sunny, and 70 degrees. That’s a relief. Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

first_img Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Flathead Valley Community College has its sights set on a program that could draw firearms enthusiasts from around the region. Beginning this summer, FVCC will offer multiple courses in its new gunsmithing program. It is one of just five short-term gunsmithing programs offered in the country, and the first of its kind in the northwest, according to FVCC. Susie Burch, FVCC executive director of economic development and continuing education, said the new program will give hobbyists the chance to learn gunsmithing skills from some of the best in the business, and local law enforcement will have the opportunity to work on their continuing education credits. “It complements the skill and quality of the workmanship that is available and exists in the Flathead,” Burch said. The courses will facilitate making one gun at a time, Burch said, and will not focus on mass production. Brandon Miller, owner of Miller Precision Arms in Kalispell, helped the college develop the gunsmithing program and its curriculum based on his experience teaching at a similar program at Murray State College in Tishomingo, Okla. “It’s really going to be a huge benefit for the community,” Miller said. Miller will teach the AR-15/AR-10 Armorer/Customization, Color Case Hardening, and Shotgun Armorers courses this summer. Professionally, he focuses on long-range rifles and his company is getting ready to present a new model. He also has experience in law enforcement, having spent several years in special operations in military and police units, serving as a tactical medic on a Dallas-area SWAT. The FVCC program recently received Montana Public Safety Officer Standards and Training certification for the AR-15 and AR-10 armorer courses, which means law enforcement officers can attend classes as part of their required continuing education, Miller said. When Miller worked in Oklahoma, that program attracted about 300 students and their families for the summer. FVCC’s program could mean a boon for the economy if people travel to attend, and the students’ families will have plenty of recreation options in the Flathead Valley. “We’ve got more to offer here than we have anywhere in the country as far as I’m concerned,” Miller said. Fred Zeglin, owner of Z-Hat Custom Inc. in Kalispell, will teach Designing Wildcat Cartridges, Alternative Finishes, and Glass Bedding courses for the program. Zeglin earned his associate of arts degree and professional certificate in gunsmithing at Lassen Community College in Susanville, Calif. He also designed and produced specialty tools for wildcatting and accurate ammunition reloading. Bigfork resident Lee Helgeland, a nationally renowned stockmaker, will teach the program’s Checkering course. Helgeland is on the board of directors of the American Custom Gunmakers Guild, and has more than 30 years of experience in his field. FVCC also hopes to have affiliation with the National Rifle Association, Burch said, which would mean that the program would be listed under “education and training” on the NRA’s website. The program is still in its beginning stages, but when fully developed it should last from seven to nine weeks, Burch said, and will hopefully attract instructors from all over the country. A gunsmithing program also connects the college to the local firearm manufacturers, Burch said, and the firearm professionals attracted to the program could be beneficial for all parties involved. Courses begin the week of July 16 through July 20, and will include AR-15 & AR-10 Armorer/Customization and Designing Wildcat Cartridges. July 23 through July 27 will include Alternative Finishes, Color Case Hardening, and Checkering courses. July 30 through Aug. 3 courses will include Glass Bedding and Shotgun Armorers. According to the college, students enrolled in the gunsmithing courses will have assigned parking spaces and class instructors will check firearms before they are brought into class to make sure they are unloaded. Ammunition is prohibited on campus. Each course costs $300. For more information or to register, call 406-756-3832, email [email protected] or visit www.fvcc.edu/continuingeducation.html. last_img read more