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Sprint chief opens deal door; welcomes unlimited fight

first_imgHome Sprint chief opens deal door; welcomes unlimited fight Sunrise lanza un smartphone seguro para niños Kavit Majithia Previous ArticleRich features, bots come to Facebook Messenger gamesNext ArticleCook hails quarterly App Store revenue record SoftBank chief resigns from Alibaba board Zuckerberg defends WhatsApp privacy change AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 03 MAY 2017 Tags center_img Related Masayoshi SonQ4Sprint Asia Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son (pictured) insisted its US business Sprint is “self-sufficient and not in any rush” to consolidate, before opening the door to “any possibility” which may arise in the future.Speaking on the company’s fiscal Q4 earnings call (covering the period to end-March), Son said he hoped the new US government, led by President Trump, is more open to consolidation, and he remained open minded to a potential deal.Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure also weighed in, stating the operator was “like everybody else looking in at different options”, while adding 5G would likely change the game once again when it comes to growth opportunities.However, neither executive revealed any potential merger targets, despite rumours surrounding a possible deal with number three player T-Mobile US.During its fiscal 2016, Claure said number four US mobile operator Sprint “took a big step forward” in the second year of a turnaround plan, as the troubled US firm continued to grow its subscriber base amid increased hype around unlimited tariffs.The company said in a statement it added 42,000 postpaid phone customers in fiscal Q4, “in a competitive quarter where Verizon and AT&T introduced unlimited data plans”, which led to a “tenth consecutive quarter of year over year improvement”.Along with T-Mobile US, all four of the country’s major operators have launched unlimited plans in recent months.Son “welcomed” the unlimited war, hailing Sprint’s spectrum assets as up to the task of supporting this business model.EarningsSprint’s total net subscriber additions totalled 187,000 in its fiscal Q4, which included prepaid net additions of 180,000, and wholesale and affiliate net additions of 125,000.While the operator recorded a net loss of 118,000 post pay customers in the quarter, it ended the period with a total customer base of 59.7 million, a slight increase from 58.8 million in the same quarter the year prior.The company reported a net loss of $283 million, compared with a loss of $554 million last year. Operating revenue of $8.5 billion in the recent quarter was up 6 per cent year-on-year.Sprint also hailed full year operating income of $1.8 billion as its highest in ten years, improving $1.5 billion year-on-year. Fiscal Q4 operating income grew from $8 million to $470 million in the recent period.As part of the company’s five year turnaround, which is now at the half way point, Claure said Sprint achieved a $2.1 billion year-on-year reduction in full year costs, bringing total reductions to $3.4 billion over the past two fiscal years.Magic boxIn conjunction with the earnings release, Sprint also unveiled Magic Box, which it claimed is the “world’s first all wireless small cell”. The free device (manufactured by Airspan) is designed to boost data coverage and download speeds inside and outside homes and offices by connecting to a Sprint cell site, offering average speed boosts of 200 per cent.Son said the combination of the device and Sprint’s spectrum assets would see the company “achieve number one or number two in LTE network performance by the end of next year”. Authorlast_img read more

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Mudslide in Malibu may block road for several days

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(MALIBU, Calif.) — A mudslide in Malibu, California, Thursday morning closed down a road, potentially for several more days.Storms also brought as much as 16 inches of snow to the Sierra Nevada Mountains over the last 24 hours.Snow and high-wind alerts have been issued in 18 states from California all the way to West Virginia.With two storm systems looming, the first of those Friday morning is stretching all the way from the Gulf Coast to the Upper Plains, bringing showers and thunderstorms to the south and more heavy snow in the north.By Friday afternoon and evening, showers and severe storms are expected from Missouri to Louisiana. Some of the rainstorms may contain damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible.By Saturday, that storm system will weaken but still bring mixed precipitation from Illinois to West Virginia. The Southeast may see some stronger storms as well.A second storm moving out slowly from the Rockies may bring severe weather to the central and southern U.S. on Monday. That could mean more snow for the northern Plains.That system on Tuesday will be moving east and develop into a coastal storm, bringing showers and snow to the mid-Atlantic region and Northeast.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Speculation over Conte’s future continues

first_img[/media-credit] Conte is expected to leave Chelsea The Daily Telegraph say Antonio Conte is having to wait longer for his future to be decided because of Real Madrid’s search for a new manager.According to the newspaper, Chelsea, widely tipped to replace Conte this summer, are waiting to see if he lands a job at another top club.That would mean they could avoid paying up the final year of Conte’s contract – reported to be worth £9m – were they to sack him.AdChoices广告The Telegraph say that, with Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino and Juventus’ Max Allegri expected to stay at their respective clubs, Conte’s chances of getting the Real job might have been boosted. The Telegraph also say David Luiz has been championing the appointment of Laurent Blanc because the Brazilian fears he will be left out in the cold at Chelsea if Conte were to stay.Luiz, who played under Blanc at Paris St-Germain, has been out of favour at Stamford Bridge under Conte.Reports have claimed that Blanc is close to taking over at Blues boss.Ex-Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri was similarly touted as the favourite, as was former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique.center_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Dodge City Raceway Park back in action this Saturday

first_imgBy Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – After a pair of idle weekends, the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval fires back to life with a full card of championship chase action this Saturday night, June 14.With five different winners in as many events thus far in 2014, the IMCA xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds headline Saturday’s card that also includes IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Thunder Cars and Hornets. Racing gets under way at 7:30 p.m. Action has been unpredictable in the Modified ranks with a different face in victory lane each time out. Clay Sellard, Joel Lane and Jesse Smith have each captured first career DCRP wins in the Modified ranks with Van Gemmill and Scott Brown victorious as well.Although shut out of victory lane so far, defending track champion Austin Allen has moved atop the point charts by a slim two-point margin over Ryan Heger.Defending SportMod champ Jeff Kaup has posted a pair of wins to open a 22-point advantage over Austin Walker and 26 over Josh Appel. Perry Misner’s run of Stock Car perfection was interrupted by an Angel Munoz win last time out on May 24. Still, Misner holds a 13-point advantage in the title chase over Dusty Witthuhn. Tickets to Saturday’s championship chase action at Dodge City Raceway Park are $10 for adults with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.last_img read more

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10 months agoEintracht Frankfurt striker Haller has no Newcastle regrets

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Eintracht Frankfurt striker Haller has no Newcastle regretsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastien Haller has no regrets turning down a move to the Premier League last summer.Haller attracted interest from Newcastle United at the start of the season.He told DAZN: “Nobody had to convince me. It was normal for me to stay here. “My first season with Eintracht was okay, but not outstanding. I wanted to stay with the idea to improve myself and continue to achieve great things with this club.”There is always a difference between what you want and what you can do. I have no problem with moving to a new country. But maybe I will stay the rest of my career here in Frankfurt.” last_img read more

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Readers Picks of the Week

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first_imgWASHINGTON – The United States intensified its financial pressure on Iran on Tuesday, slapping anti-terror sanctions on the head of its central bank and barring anyone around the world from doing business with him. That dealt a further blow to European hopes of salvaging the Iranian nuclear deal in the wake of President Donald Trump’s withdrawal.Valiollah Seif, the governor of the Iranian central bank, was named a “specially designated global terrorist” along with another senior official, Ali Tarzali, who works in the central bank’s international division. The Treasury Department accused the men of secretly funneling millions of dollars through an Iraqi bank to help Hezbollah, the militant network that the U.S. considers a terrorist group.Although the sanctions do not technically extend to the central bank itself, they could significantly increase Iran’s isolation from the global financial system. Seif, whose role is equivalent to the Federal Reserve chairman in the U.S., oversees major financial decisions in Iran. Any transactions that involve his signature could potentially run afoul of the sanctions, creating a strong disincentive for governments or businesses considering deals involving Iran’s central bank.“The United States will not permit Iran’s increasingly brazen abuse of the international financial system,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. “The global community must remain vigilant against Iran’s deceptive efforts to provide financial support to its terrorist proxies.”Typically, when the U.S. punishes individuals with sanctions, it prohibits Americans or U.S. companies from doing business with them. In this case, the U.S. chose to also impose “secondary sanctions,” which also apply to non-Americans and non-U.S. companies. That means that anyone in any country who does business with Seif or Tarzali could be punished.The latest move comes as Trump’s administration, deeming the 2015 nuclear accord insufficiently tough on Iran, seeks to construct a global coalition to place enough pressure on Tehran that it comes back to the negotiating table.Yet the European members of the international accord, livid at Trump over his withdrawal, have yet to commit to that effort. To the contrary, Britain, France and Germany are working to salvage it. Their top diplomats met Tuesday in Brussels with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a bid to keep Iran from bailing.Whether the deal can survive without the U.S. depends on whether Tehran continues to receive sufficient economic benefits by way of business with the Europeans. Not only is Trump re-imposing sanctions on Iran, but he’s also threatening to take the dramatic step of punishing European businesses that don’t wind down their dealing there. That has left the Europeans in the undesirable position of having to decide whether to call his bluff.The new sanctions on central bank officials appear designed to strengthen Trump’s hand, creating another avenue by which anyone doing business in Iran could risk being cut off from New York, the beating heart of the global financial system.“Trump can use this in his arguments with Europe to deter business with Iran,” said Behnam Ben Taleblu, an Iran sanctions expert at the hawkish Foundation for Defence of Democracies. “All of this is another arrow in the quiver.”There was no immediate comment Tuesday night from Iranian officials.The sanctions were expected to be followed by additional U.S actions in coming weeks, as the Trump administration works to dismantle the main banking conduits exploited by Iran and its Revolutionary Guards to convert Iranian rials into euros or dollars. Those Western “hard currencies” can be used to fund extremist elements, such as in Lebanon and Syria.Seif, a career banker, became the head of Iran’s Central Bank in 2013 under President Hassan Rouhani, who shepherded the nuclear deal. Seif frequently visits Washington to attend meetings of the International Monetary Fund.He has helped guide Iran’s economy through the web of previous sanctions placed on that country. In the aftermath of the 2015 international accord, in which nuclear sanctions on Iran were lifted, Seif was a prominent voice complaining that Iran was still being kept out of the global financial system and not receiving the economic benefits it was promised in exchange for curtailing its nuclear program.In a 2016 meeting of the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, Seif said Iran achieved “almost nothing” from the deal.The Treasury said Seif undermined the central bank’s credibility by routing millions of dollars from the Quds Force, the expeditionary unit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, to al-Bilad Islamic Bank, which is based in Iraq. Those funds were then used to “enrich and support the violent and radical agenda of Hezbollah,” Treasury said.Al-Bilad Islamic Bank and its CEO and chairman, Aras Habib, were also hit with U.S. sanctions, as was Muhammad Qasir, who the Treasury said is a Hezbollah official who has been a “critical conduit” for transferring funds to Hezbollah. U.S. officials were reaching out Tuesday to central banks in other countries in the Middle East and Europe to inform them of the sanctions and encourage them to immediately freeze assets the bank has overseas.Lebanon’s Hezbollah, the Shiite guerrilla force, has long helped carry out Iran’s foreign policy objectives in the Arabic-speaking world. Most recently, the U.S. has been concerned about the role that Hezbollah fighters are playing in Syria to help prop up President Bashar Assad. Hezbollah fought a war with Israel in 2006, and Israeli officials have been deeply concerned about the prospect of another confrontation.Although it is rare to sanction central bank officials, the U.S. has done it before. Earlier this year, the Trump administration ordered sanctions on the deputy governor of Russia’s central bank, Alexander Torshin. And in 2015, the U.S. targeted the governor of Syria’s central bank.___Associated Press writer Nasser Karimi in Tehran, Iran, contributed to this report.___Reach Josh Lederman on Twitter at http://twitter.com/joshledermanAP___This story has been corrected to show that the Iran sanctions expert’s first name is Behnam, not Benham.last_img read more

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Mens volleyball has eyes set on 4th consecutive MIVA championship

The Ohio State volleyball team continues its road toward a Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament championship Wednesday and says it’s up for the challenge. The top-ranked Buckeyes earned a bye in the MIVA quarterfinals and face the third-seeded Lewis Flyers at 7 p.m. in St. John Arena. The team has experienced players in its lineup, including five fifth-year seniors who have led it to an 11-1 record in the MIVA and a 22-6 record overall. “We knew this would be the best team we’ve had, at least in my career,” redshirt senior Kevin Heine said. “We just feel so comfortable together on the court.” This season, OSU coach Pete Hanson was the MIVA Coach of the Year, and redshirt senior setter Steven Kehoe was the conference’s Player of the Year. This was the 11th time Hanson won the award, and he has also racked up 13 MIVA championships in his 28 years at OSU. It was the second straight season Kehoe won the award, and both he and his coach agreed the honors were only made possible because of the team’s effort. “I can’t get the assists without my teammates putting the ball away, or passing a good ball,” Kehoe said. “Really I just credit it to all the work and time my teammates put in.” Hanson agreed. “Each one means you’ve had a good group of guys … more so than what I have done this year,” he said. Heine, outside hitter John Klanac and junior Shawn Sangrey were selected with Kehoe to the MIVA first team. “We know where we got last year with a younger team. We’ve only got better with our summer lifts and summer playing,” Klanac said. “Everybody’s come back bigger and better.” The Flyers of Romeoville, Ill., (20-10, 7-5) finished tied for third in the MIVA. With the fourth seed, the Flyers played fifth-seed IPFW in a quarterfinal matchup. They defeated IPFW, 3-2 (25-20, 23-25, 25-22, 25-27, 17-15) and were led by Jay Petty, who leads the team in points per set with 4.58. The Buckeyes and Flyers split their two matches in 2011. OSU won the first match March 4, 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-17). Sangrey recorded a match-high 20 kills, and Petty posted a team-high 14.5 points for Lewis, with a team-high 12 kills. On April 2, the Flyers defeated the Buckeyes, 3-1 (25-27, 25-23, 25-19, 25-21). Heine posted a team-high 15.5 points with 15 kills, while Petty played a big role for the Flyers again with a match-high 23 points with 22 kills. “I thought we were just a bit off,” Hanson said. “We wrapped up the conference the night before, and we just did not have that edge you needed from a mental perspective, which I know we’ll have (Wednesday) night.” In the first match the Buckeyes outhit the Flyers, .370 to .233, and in the second match Lewis outhit OSU .342 to .246. “The key will be serving and passing,” Kehoe said. “We just didn’t communicate well and didn’t focus on the first contact that we made.” The Scarlet and Gray has won 17 consecutive matches at home over its last two seasons. OSU’s last home loss came on March 3 of last year in a 3-0 loss to ninth-ranked Penn State. “Teams have a tough time coming in here because it’s such a big gym,” Kehoe said. “A lot of gyms we play in aren’t as big. The special awareness definitely plays to our advantage.” Loyola-Chicago and Quincy face off in the other semifinal match Wednesday. If OSU defeats Lewis, it will play the winner of that match for potentially its fourth straight MIVA championship Saturday at St. John Arena. read more

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Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Saad poses with team president John Davidson at his introductory press conference on July 15. Credit: Courtesy of bluejackets.comIn Columbus, the only sad thing that is going on is the rain. Everything else seems to being going great. The Buckeyes are national champions, the Crew are in second place in the Eastern Conference and the Blue Jackets just made a trade that could vault them into the elite class of the NHL.On June 30, the Jackets traded for left wing Brandon Saad from the Chicago Blackhawks for Marko Dano, Artem Anisimov, Jeremy Morin, Corey Tropp and a fourth-round draft pick in next year’s draft and subsequently signed him to a six-year deal. The Jackets also received two players from the minors with Saad.Looking back at last season, most hockey fans would consider the Jackets’ year very unlucky. They had a ton of injuries to deal with, constantly having to change the lines with new bodies, and had to focus on making their younger players better. The Jackets fought through all this adversity and finished strong by winning 12 of their last 13 games while only missing the playoffs by nine points (four and a half games). The NHL took notice, and teams were likely hoping, maybe even praying, those pesky Jackets would find their way on the outside of the postseason with the way they were playing. They were one of the hottest teams going down the stretch. Even with no postseason, the Jackets still have found something that they are not used to receiving year in and year out: respect.Now other teams have seen that the Jackets are growing with the last three seasons of making strong bids for the playoffs (making it once when they lost to Pittsburgh in six games in 2014 first round). With their new wing Saad put into the mix, the Blue Jackets are starting to look like a division contender with the likes of the New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals. Perhaps they even resemble potential Stanley Cup winners.Who is Brandon Saad, though? He is only a 22-year-old who has been with the Chicago Blackhawks for four years and won two Stanley Cups. He posted 126 points in that time period with 52 of those being goals, 23 of which came just last season. If that doesn’t get you thinking about the line possibilities, take this in: Last postseason he helped the Blackhawks get their third Stanley Cup in six years by posting eight goals, three assists and 56 shots. While playing in the Stanley Cup Finals, he had two goals, one assist and a go-ahead goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game 4. For being only 22, he has a veteran-like resume.Saad did not come cheaply, as they had to surrender strong talents Artem Anisimov and Marko Dano. Those two were the main focus in this trade, as the Blackhawks have been trying for last couple of seasons to get Anisimov from the Jackets, which showed when they signed him to a five-year extension after the trade. Dano looks like a young star in the near future, and he could end up being the balancing force in this trade to see who really got the better end of the stick.This move overall will make the Jackets better on offense and defense. Saad was one of the better Blackhawks penalty killers, as well as a good power play guy. Personally, I love the move by the Jackets because it shows that the team is moving forward and is ready to take the next step in the quest to bring the cup to Columbus.Having him on a line with Ryan Johansen and Nick Foligno, potentially, makes my mouth water at what they could do together. Last season, Foligno was the Jackets’ leader in goals and second in assists, while Johansen was third in goals and first in assists. That brings me back to the line possibilities; think about the other three offensive lines you need.The Jackets still have Brandon Dubinsky, Boone Jenner, Alex Wennberg, Scott Hartnell, Matt Calvert, Cam Atkinson and others to give a boost after that lethal first line. Possibilities are far from limited with this team. Now that the Jackets have a dependable first line, they can try to find some rhythm with the other lines. The best part — if there is a better part — is the Jackets have almost all those guys under contracts for several seasons to come.These Jackets have been slowly moving forward ever since they missed the playoffs by a tiebreaker with the Minnesota Wild in the 2012-13 season. This year, the Jackets will look to obtain a division title for the first time in franchise history, get further than the first round of the playoffs and, dare I say, bring a Stanley Cup to Columbus for the first time. read more

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