Verizon said it will launch fixed-wireless 5G service in up to five markets in 2018, starting with Sacramento, California.The US operator indicated it will roll out wireless residential broadband service in three to five markets in 2018, with the inaugural launch coming in the second half of the year. Additional markets will be announced at a later date, Verizon said.Verizon CTO Hans Vestberg called the announcement a “landmark”, adding: “The targeted initial launches we are announcing today will provide a strong framework for accelerating 5G’s future deployment on the global standards.”The operator reported the launch will not have a material impact on its capital spending plan for 2018, noting spending levels are expected to remain consistent with the past few years.Verizon conducted trials of fixed-wireless 5G in 11 markets using 28GHz spectrum throughout 2017. At an investor conference in May, CEO Lowell McAdam reported field tests of the technology yielded “substantially more” propagation than expected. McAdam added fixed-wireless 5G would allow Verizon to expand its TV and broadband footprint at a “miniscule” cost.On Wednesday (29 November), Verizon estimated the initial market opportunity for 5G residential broadband services to be around 30 million households.AT&T is also eyeing fixed-wireless 5G with plans to launch in late 2018. In August, AT&T expanded its trial programme to include three new cities: Waco, Texas; Kalamazoo, Michigan; and South Bend, Indiana. Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona Author Related Home Verizon plans fixed 5G launches in 2018 Diana Goovaerts Amazon reels in MGM 5Gfixed wirelessVerizon Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Verizon shuffles executives AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 29 NOV 2017 Tags Previous ArticleSun sets on Jamaican mobile money pioneerNext ArticleSamsung acquires Korean AI start-up
(Image Courtesy: VesselsValue) Idwal Managing Director Nick Owens said “We’re thrilled to enter a partnership with VesselsValue to bring Condition Adjusted Values to the industry. Through the combination of Idwal’s latest grading data, users now have greater visibility into a ship’s true value. This is just one of the ways Idwal is bringing inspection data back to the industry to help it make smarter decisions.” Tom Evans, Director of VesselsValue explains that “CAV will assist stakeholders to get value for the additional time, effort and expense of maintaining quality fleets; an effort that we see rewarded in transactions but not in valuations currently.” Sea Mews, November 27 Author: Baibhav Mishra CAV combines a vessel’s actual condition with algorithmically derived market values to now account for a vessel’s physical condition; a first for the maritime industry. Any method of asset valuation requires assumptions. Desktop valuations commonly assume a vessel is in fair condition with all relevant Class, Flag and certificate requirements in place. This new value enables users to gain greater granularity and move beyond assumptions that all vessels are in a fair condition. Unique Idwal vessel grading data is fed into the VesselsValue algorithms to produce daily automated Condition Adjusted Values. Historical inspection reports can also be requested directly through the VV platform. If no permission has been granted by the owner, or if no recent inspection reports are available, users can commission a new inspection report via the platform. VesselsValue has announced the launch of automated Condition Adjusted Values (CAV) in partnership with Idwal Marine.
CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) – South Africa seamer Lungi Ngidi has hailed the impact of bowling coach Charl Langeveldt following a stunning return to form in limited overs series against England and Australia at the end of the 2019-20 season. Ngidi returned from eight months on the sidelines to take 12 wickets at an average of 16.08 in four One-Day Internationals, and 13 wickets at 18.87 each in six Twenty20 matches as he proved South Africa’s most potent seamer.That included defending seven runs off the final over to beat England in a 20-over game in London, and career-best figures of 6-58 in the ODI series against Australia as South Africa completed a 3-0 sweep.Ngidi credits former international Langeveldt with his return to form, after the latter was appointed to assist head coach Mark Boucher in December. “He is very supportive, he encourages me to play the way I think, so as a bowler I feel really comfortable with executing my plans,” Ngidi said in audio released by Cricket South Africa on Thursday.“I never feel as though he will not agree with what I am saying. He has been there before, he has been in situations where you have the ball and you have to deviate from the game-plan.“He has got a lot of knowledge, and was a very skilful bowler. It has helped my cricket a lot.” Despite his success, Ngidi feels he still has a lot more work to do to hit his best form.“I would rate it (the season) at about a six (out of 10). It was good, but to me it was still not good enough. There were a few games I could have gone for less runs,” he said.“I did pick up a few wickets, but it is not the finished product. I still feel I can deliver a whole lot more and be a whole lot better.” Ngidi was one of four players ordered to attend a special CSA conditioning camp in January.South Africa are due to tour Sri Lanka for a limited overs series in June, though that is looking increasingly unlikely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
I’ll hire the designer who is open, collaborative, and inclusive over the brilliant designer who lacks those qualities. Always. #ux— Christine Perfetti (@cperfetti) August 21, 2013 7 Proofreading Steps: What steps do you take for proofreading? This list of tips comes from one of my favorite blogs, Daily Writing Tips. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedWeekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: December 5, 2014An in-depth look at the design decisions of the Google and Apple map applications, announcement of the second edition of the Responsive Web Design book, and alternatives for adding related content to your posts/pages are a few of the resources you’ll find in this week’s roundup of web design and…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: October 28, 2016In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn how to improve user experience with micro-interactions, find a six-point checklist for creating accessible videos, discover some spooky CSS, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite user experience, accessibility,…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: September 18, 2015In this week’s roundup of web design and development resources, you’ll find out how 15 user experience (UX) professionals describe UX designs, learn about a free webinar for testing website accessibility, discover what to look for in a payment gateway, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday…In “Web design & development links” Building Responsive Websites Using Twitter Bootstrap: This tutorial by Syed Fazle Rahman is the second in the series of working with Twitter Bootstrap. Note: the tutorial is based on version 2.3.2. A tutorial for the 3.0 version is expected soon. User Experience30 Essential UX Tools: This collection of paid and free user experience tools is worth bookmarking. You’ll find mind maps, flow charts, site maps, wireframes, user testing, feedback, analytics, speed tests, and more. I was glad to discover Dr. Link Check, an online link testing site currently in beta.10 Interface Typos You Don’t Even Know You’re Making: Is it “through” or “thru”? Georgina Laidlaw highlights ten of the most common typos in her SitePoint article. Yep, I’m guilty. I didn’t know “thru” wasn’t a word. If you think progressive enhancement is stifling your creativity, you’re just being lazy. It’s not difficult, it just requires some thought.— Aaron Gustafson (@AaronGustafson) August 22, 2013 17 Periodicals For Usability Research: Where do you find peer-reviewed research? Thanks to Jeff Sauro for compiling this excellent list of user experience research journals and periodicals.AccessibilityAccessibility Through Video Captions: Alistair Campbell of Nomensa explains how YouTube can automatically caption your videos. As Campbell points out, sometimes the captioning results aren’t what you expect. It’s up to you to edit the captions, and thankfully, YouTube makes it easy to do. Inequality and the Internet: Why Some Remain Offline: In her letter to The New York Times, disability rights lawyer Lainey Feingold points out their oversight in their recent article Most of U.S. Is Wired, but Millions Aren’t Plugged In for not discussing the digital divide between people with disabilities and those people who are not (yet) disabled. Using the ARIA Form Landmark: In this tutorial, Ted Drake explains the use of the ARIA form landmark. Though not currently supported by all browsers and screenreaders, Drake recommends including role=“form” as you add new code.Is Blu-Ray as Accessible as DVD?: Media Access Australia reports that the home entertainment industry hasn’t used the additional space available on Blu-Ray to increase accessibility. Rather the space has been used to add outtakes, story enhancements and interviews.WordPressWP in Higher Ed Hangout: My former higher education colleagues Curtiss Grymala and Chris Wiegman launch their monthly chat about WordPress in higher education this week. Join the discussion on Fridays at 2PM EDT.How to Embed Audio and Video Players in WordPress: With the 3.6 version, you can now easily embed audio and video players in your posts and pages. Steven Gliebe walks you through the steps and shares what file types are supported. Gliebe also shows you how to embed with a URL, shortcode or from another site. This week’s roundup brings you news about the implementation of srcset in Webkit, a tutorial on how to use the HTML5 API for form validation, a collection of paid and free user experience tools, and more. If you’re new to my blog, I publish a post sharing some of my favorite CSS, HTML, accessibility, user experience and WordPress resources I’ve read in the past week. I’d love to hear how you use the resources in your projects. To my regular followers, I’ve changed the schedule to publish the weekly roundup on Fridays.Favorite TweetI have this problem. There are too many interesting things to do.— Dana Chisnell (@danachis) August 20, 2013CSS and HTMLTridiv: an amazing web-based CSS 3D editor: Julian Garnier created an amazing 3D editor that has caught a lot of people’s attention. Free and only available on Webkit, Tridiv creates complex animations and objects. Whoa, check out the animated spaceship demo on CodePen. Using the HTML5 Constraint API for Form Validation: Sandeep Panda gives an overview of how to use the HTML5 constraint API to validate form entries in this SitePoint post. HTML5 Tools From Adobe: If you haven’t been able to keep up with Adobe’s new development tools, this summary highlights the features in Edge Code, Typekit, Edge Inspect, Edge Reflow, PhoneGap Build.Responsive DesignWebKit Has Implemented srcset, And It’s A Good Thing: With srcset available in WebKit, developers can now specify a list of sources for an image attribute, which is shown based on the pixel density of the user’s display. What I found interesting is that srcset offers suggestions to the browser, that can be overridden by a user preference. Take time to read the discussion in the comments.Responsive Interview with Val Head: In this interview by Responsive Web Weekly, Val Head shares her background, current projects, and her favorite responsive web design implementation from 2013. I met Val at Rustbelt Refresh earlier this year, amazing designer.Aim to design systems, not pages and you’ll be much happier with the whole process. Get Involved with Online WordPress Communities: Are you looking to join an online WordPress community? Austin Gunter of WP Engine shares four active communities where you can share your work, ask questions, give answers to others, and learn more about WordPress.How to Create Category Templates in WordPress: Category templates can be helpful when you want a unique look and feel, or different features shown for a specific category.What I Found InterestingEight Evernote Upgrades You Should Know About: Did you know you can merge Evernote notes? Or that you can link to another note?My process for being where my feet are: Loved reading this post from my friend Leslie Jensen-Inman who shares how she stays grounded, moves forward, and maintains balance.Creativity happens when we make room for it to happen, when our spaces aren’t cluttered.
Johannah Moriti has established the first cosmetic company in South Africa to manufacture natural chemical-free products that don’t alter the structure of ethnic hair. JOM Cosmetics became the first company to receive an EU Ecolabel of environmental excellence. Worldwide it is the only cosmetic brand that has achieved this. (Images: JOM Cosmetics) MEDIA CONTACTS • Johannah Moriti JOM Cosmetics +27 21 813 6701 RELATED ARTICLES • Cards celebrate SA’s languages • Entrepreneur builds internet empire • Meds on wheels for positive change • Elizabeth Arden’s new SA faceWilma den HartighJohannah Moriti has established the first cosmetic company in South Africa to manufacture natural chemical-free products that don’t alter the structure of ethnic hair.Her products are changing the cosmetic industry, for the first time offering women an alternative to harmful chemical-based hair products.“I want to show black women that their natural hair is a gift to be celebrated,” she says.And to think that it all started with Moriti’s frustration with bad hair days. What she thought was a throwaway dream has turned into an international success story.JOM Cosmetics has already achieved great success in South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Spain, with its ethic and caucasian product ranges.Recently it became the first company to receive an EU Ecolabel of environmental excellence. The certification is only awarded to products and services that meet high environmental standards throughout their life cycle, from raw material extraction to production, distribution and disposal.“This is a prestigious award,” she says. “Worldwide we are the only cosmetic brand that has achieved this.”Identifying a gap in the market“Over the years I tried every relaxant on the market but my hair just became increasingly unmanageable. This is what finally drove me to start experimenting with my own hair formulas,” Moriti tells.Moriti, who is trained in analytical chemistry, wanted to make a product that would work effectively, but as she did more research she realised the chemicals in relaxants strip and destroy the structure of black hair.“I realised I could use ingredients without after-effects. A lot of research worldwide shows that chemical relaxers are highly toxic,” she says.“I thought to myself, what’s wrong with curly hair?” – and this is how the idea was born. She dedicated her time to develop a formula with only natural ingredients that nourish natural curls, creating soft, healthy hair that is easy to grow, work with and style.But turning the idea into a viable business and product was Moriti’s biggest challenge.She was looking to introduce an entire new range of products – the first of its kind on the market – and she was competing with some of the biggest names in the cosmetic and hair care business.“Other big name companies have been formulating synthetic products for years and if they want to enter into the natural products market, they usually just buy out companies,” she says.Being a newcomer was scary and even though she knew that the natural products market was set for major growth, making a name in the industry was a daunting task.“When I started I realised the natural market was not big, but that it would grow as people become more health conscious and look for alternatives to synthetic products,” she says.Getting into the marketMoriti spent a year visiting hair salons in the Western Cape – up to ten a day – to introduce her product, pretending to be a sales rep to make sure the feedback she received was honest.“Everyone I demonstrated it on loved it, but distributing this way was never going to reach more than a relative handful,” she says.What she needed was a retailer who would take the product to the larger market.The Pick n Pay Foundation, through its small business initiative, recognised the product’s potential and introduced it to its stores nationally as well as in neighbouring countries. It also helped with expansion into Europe – JOM Cosmetics participated in a trade expo in Spain, where they won a sponsorship to set up an office there.When the range was launched in South Africa Moriti and her team were overwhelmed by the positive feedback.“The response we had was amazing. Most of our clients are people that have lost their hair because of excessive use of chemicals,” she says.The products are also safe for use on children and people who are prone to skin conditions such as eczema.Unexpected awardsMoriti’s vision of creating alternative hair care products has made it possible for more women to maintain natural hairstyles, and for this JOM Cosmetics won an award in the SMEs category of South Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards for 2012.The awards recognise inspirational women achievers in business and government who are working for the benefit of South Africa and its future generations.Moriti never expected to win awards and make a name internationally.“When you start a business, you do it because you see a need, because it is your job and you are doing what you love.” The accolades have inspired her to achieve even more.
27 February 2015The one-millionth vehicle, a BMW 3 Series Sedan, rolled off the assembly line at BMW’s South African manufacturing plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria, on Thursday.Established in 1973, the Rosslyn plant was BMW Group’s first plant outside of Germany.“Globalisation has been an inherent part of our corporate strategy for more than four decades,” Harald Kruger, CEO of BMW South Africa and member of the Management Board of BMW AG responsible for production.The South African production site “represents a cornerstone” of BMW’s global production network of 30 sites in 14 countries, Kruger said, and it remained “a vivid example of a successful market entry through local production”.BMW has been producing vehicles in South Africa since 1973. (Image: BMW SA) BMW cars made in South Africa are also successful on the international stage. Since its inception, and before the establishment of a dedicated international automobile industry, BMW South Africa has exported cars.In 2014, BMW 3 Series Sedan exports from the Rosslyn line increased by more than 17%, which helped solidify BMW South Africa’s position as the country’s leading exporter of premium vehicles.BMW South Africa directly and indirectly employs more than 43 000 people: more than 3 700 associates at the plant and at the national sales organisation, as well as more than 3 700 dealership staff and about 36 000 first-tier supplier employees.In 2014, the more than 2 900 workers at the Rosslyn plant built 68 771 BMW 3 Series Sedans for the local and export markets.“With a high demand for all-wheel drive vehicles in markets such as the North American Free Trade Agreement region huge potential exists for export numbers to increase. In addition, production of the xDrive units requires skilled and highly trained production workers, which Plant Rosslyn has proved it has,” Wheels24.com reported Tim Abbott, the MD of BMW SA, as saying.Source: BMW
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FROCK ‘N ROLLIN BLACK AND WHITE: A frock by Aparna Chandra Flirtatious and fun, this season’s hottest must have is the frock. The spring-summer accent is on femininity and frocks come with Empire line cuts or clinched waists, in summery hues with crochet and lace trimmings, in flowing lines or,FROCK ‘N ROLLIN BLACK AND WHITE: A frock by Aparna ChandraFlirtatious and fun, this season’s hottest must have is the frock. The spring-summer accent is on femininity and frocks come with Empire line cuts or clinched waists, in summery hues with crochet and lace trimmings, in flowing lines or in crisp cuts.Languidly brushing the knee, the frock is here to rock. While Oscar de la Renta and Alberta Ferretti gave it a new lease of life on the global front, on home shores, Surily Goel’s and Ranna Gill’s crochet-trimmed concoctions, Malini Ramani’s dazzling numbers and Nandita Mahtani’s glittering glamour provide a wide variety to choose from.Aparna Chandra’s clever white-and-black dresses are just what the fashion doc prescribed. Dress them up or down, you can’t go wrong with frocks this summer.DESIGNER PLANETSHOW-HOW: Manish AroraWith Lakme-IMG offering an international platform to 10 designers, the FDCI has announced that six designers will participate in the Festival International des Arts de la Mode et de la Photographie.Sabyasachi Mukherjee will show at the Olympus Fashion Week, Manish Malhotra, Priyadarshini Rao and Surily Goel will head for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Los Angeles while Anshu Arora Sen, Rocky S. and Savio Jon will show at the Singapore Fashion Festival and Nandita Mahtani, Sonam Dubal and Narendra Kumar Ahmed in Australia in October.On the Delhi front, Anamika Khanna, Anju Modi, Manish Arora, Meera-Muzaffar Ali, Rohit Bal and Rajesh Pratap Singh have been handpicked by French fashion guru Didier Grumbach.Seems like it took a break-up for the fashion powers that be to get their magic wands in working order.jargon FAUXPronunciation: fo. Function: adjective. Not genuine or real, being an imitation of the genuine article.Be it faux fur, leather or pearls, this term is often seen on the trend statement of environmentally conscious designers. With the use of genuine fur and leather becoming a no-no, many prefer the man-made variety.advertisementThe Autumn-Winter lines of many designers saw the use of faux fur trimmings and while Rocky S.’s “Lovely Lolita” was dressed in white faux fleece jackets, Rohit Gandhi’s fashionista wore fur-lined shrugs. A style statement minus a guilty conscience.the snobometer INsPonytailsWedgesPonytails: High or low, ponytails are a heady trend. Swept back, yet not too severe, sport this look and keep a cool head.Wedges: Slip your feet into this season’s hottest accessory-the clunky retro wedge. Burberry shows the strap-happy way to beat the heat.Sling BagsSling bags: They make a funfilled sexy statement. Try Salvatore Ferragamo’s delicious range.Go green: If purple was big last year, green is the new hue. As lime and mints rule this summer, autumn will see moss and bottle greens take a bow. Take a tip or two from Varun Bahl, Shantanu & Nikhil, Abhishek Gupta and Nandita Basu.ShortsNot-so-short shorts: This year’s short pants are more tailored, have a narrow silhouette and end at the knee. Chanel, Matthew Williamson and Namrata Joshipura are thinking alike.OUTsJohn AbrahamRe-bonded hair: Natural waves and flyaway curls are in this summer. Are the men listening?Fair complexion: Bronze and tan are the way to go for that healthy glow. Go get a golden tan.
Last week, The Queen and Prince Harry hosted The Queen’s Young Leaders 2017 Awards at Buckingham Palace.Prince Harry joined Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace as The Commonwealth’s young leaders were presented with medals for their service to their communityCredit/Copyright: Royal.ukCreated in 2014, the programme rewards and supports exceptional young leaders from across the 52 countries of The Commonwealth.BBC One’s The One Show broadcast their programme from Buckingham Palace, while the ceremony was livestreamed on Facebook.After the medals were presented, The Queen hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace.Afterwards, Prince Harry and Former Prime Minister Sir John Major attended a dinner hosted at Australia House in London. Prince Harry spent time speaking with the young leaders.Video: Prince Harry’s speech at the Queen’s Young Leader’s Awards Ceremony 2017“It is my pleasure to congratulate the Queen’s Young Leaders for 2017. Thank you for inspiring us all,” said The Prince. “To this year’s winners: your service spans a broad spectrum of fields from tackling bullying in schools to preserving the environment, and social entrepreneurship to supporting those who are caring for a family member with dementia, to name just a few. You have already been an inspiration to so many; but I hope this award will motivate you to go out and achieve even greater things in the future, empowered by the network of leaders you now sit amongst. Each of you are proof that one person can in fact make a tremendous difference and together change the world.”Source:Royal.uk
APTN National NewsIt was all about the spirit of giving in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side Monday.As APTN’s Tina House explains a random act of kindness goes a long way for those living in poverty.