WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook Council Facebook Community The Castletown team that won the Junior ‘B’ football title in 2018 Castletown 2-17 Rosenallis 1-6Laois Shopping Centre Junior B Football Championship FinalCastletown have won a football championship for the second year running.The men in blue and white claimed the Junior C crown last year and have now added the Junior B title after defeating Rosenallis in O’Moore Park this evening.It wasn’t all plane sailing for Castletown though as despite Brendan Reddin giving them the lead, they were three points down after five minutes.Glen Shaw equalised for Rosenallis and then Donnagh Callaly’s long ball was fisted to the net by teenager Jack Claffey.James Mullaney, Ryan Mullaney and Aaron Gaughan levelled things up before Joe Phelan gave Castletown the lead by the midpoint of the half.They had two great goal chances in that period too as Joe Phelan drew a great save from Thomas Shelly and James Mullaney saw an effort come back off the post.Glen Shaw tied the match in the 19th minute but that would prove to be Rosenallis’s final score of the half.Castletown scored their opening goal with the next attack. Ryan Mullaney was the architect as he picked out John Paul Bennett and he rattled the net.Aaron Gaughan and a brace from James Mullaney sent Castletown in leading by 1-8 to 1-2 at half time.Paul Croke extended Castletown’s lead on the resumption of play but Jack Claffey ended Rosenallis’s scoreless period with a lovely score off his left foot.Joe Phelan added a point and Castletown were then awarded a penalty when Paddy Dunne fouled James Mullaney with a high tackle.However, a row broke out and after consultation between referee Rom Kennedy and his umpires, he showed yellow cards to Sean Dunne and Paddy Dunne of Rosenallis and then threw up the ball.James Mullaney added another point soon after but scores from Donnagh Callaly and Glen Shaw got the gap back to six with ten minutes to play.Paddy Dunne was then dismissed for Rosenallis and that was the end of any challenge that they could mount.James Mullaney hit his fifth point and Joe Phelan then added another as the game ebbed out.Ryan Mullaney and Donnagh Callaly traded points as six minutes of added time were signalled.Ryan Mullaney added another in that period while so too did Dylan Conroy and Craig Finlay before James Mullaney scored a second goal as Castletown ran out convincing winners.RosenallisSCORERS – Castletown: James Mullaney 1-5 (0-2 frees), Ryan Mullaney 0-3, Joe Phelan 0-3, John Paul Bennett 1-0, Aaron Gaughan 0-2, Brendan Reddin 0-1, Paul Croke 0-1, Dylan Conroy 0-1, Craig Finlay 0-1 Rosenallis: Jack Claffey 1-1, Glen Shaw 0-3 (two frees), Donnagh Callaly 0-2CASTLETOWN: Gearoid Gaughan; John Paul Bennett, Eoin Peters, Martin Reddin; John Gaughan, Conor Phelan, Dylan Conroy; Ryan Mullaney, Shane Phelan; Brendan Reddin, Evan Cuddy, Paul Croke; Joe Phelan, James Mullaney, Aaron Gaughan. Subs Cathal Moore for Croke (52m), Craig Finlay for A Gaughan, Cillian Phelan for E Cuddy and Luke O’Grady for Cuddy (all 63m)ROSENALLIS: Thomas Shelly; Tom Gorman, Stephen McEvoy, Michael McEvoy; John Maher, John Lalor, Sean Dunne; Darren McEvoy, Donnagh Callaly; Paddy Dunne, Niall Doolan, Jack Claffey; John Hughes, Glen Shaw, Walter Murphy. Subs: Damien Gorman for M McEvoy (34m), Jack Conroy for T Gorman (56m, black card)Referee: Tom Kennedy (Barrowhouse)SEE ALSO – In Pictures: €2,850 cheque raised in honour of little Lucy presented yesterday TAGSCastletown v RosenallisLaois JFC ‘B’ Home Sport GAA Castletown win to claim back-to-back football championship crowns SportGAAGaelic Football By Alan Hartnett – 28th August 2018 Pinterest Twitter Previous articleMoment in Time: Electric Picnic celebrating its 10th Birthday in 2013Next articleTierney is Ballyroan-Abbey’s hero as last gasp free seals quarter final place Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Community New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Castletown win to claim back-to-back football championship crowns RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding
Home News Studying during Coronavirus: Mountmellick CS student on prepping for state exams in… News Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Electric Picnic Pinterest Studying during Coronavirus: Mountmellick CS student on prepping for state exams in a pandemic WhatsApp TAGSCoronavirusHannah LedesmaLeaving CertMountmellick CS Previous articleSupermac’s in Portlaoise set to REOPEN this weekNext articleLaois Councillor says it would be ‘madness’ for Electric Picnic to go ahead in 2020 LaoisToday Reporter Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Those set to sit the Leaving Cert, about 55,000 of them, have been particularly inconvenienced as the one set of exams they have spent the past five or six years preparing for are now in jeopardy.They have been out of the school setting since March 13 after they were closed by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. And on Friday April 10, it was announced that the schools would remain closed ‘until further notice’.On March 19, the Department of Education announced that Leaving Cert and Junior Cert orals and practical exams were cancelled and all students would be awarded full marks.While on April 10, it was confirmed the Leaving Cert exams set to take place in June have been postponed. They are now rescheduled for late July or early August – while the Junior Cert is off altogether.The deadline for submission of Leaving Certificate practical and other projects, in subjects such has History, Geography, Art, PE and Construction, has also been rescheduled to either late July or early August.All the time, students have been taken out of the routine that they have been used to for the past five or six years just moths before the all important exams.So, we decided to reach out to the schools in Laois and ask those getting ready to sit Leaving and Junior Cert exams how they are getting on.What their routine now is, how their school are trying to help them and whether they believe the exams should be postponed or done online if they cannot proceed on the scheduled date.So far we have heard from students from Portlaoise CBS, Scoil Chriost Ri, Portlaoise College, Heywood, St Fergal’s Rathdowney, Mountrath CS, Colaiste Iosagain and Clonaslee College. Next up, it is Mountmellick native and Mountmellick CS student Hannah Ledesma.1 – What is your daily routine at the moment?For the last couple of weeks, my schoolwork routine has been centred around online assignments. We were initially advised by teachers to make a comprehensive study timetable and to follow it as best we could, but now that all subjects have an online support platform, we have been given most of our work on a weekly or daily basis. I’m usually up by 9am, and I would get 3 or 4 assignments done in a day.Since the news about the postponement of the Leaving Cert, I have been taking a break from schoolwork. The thought of studying in this environment until late July is really hard to comprehend for me – I think everyone deserves some time off to come to terms with it all.2- What supports have your school provided for you and have they been useful?The guidance and support we have received from our teachers has helped massively in adjusting to this new routine. Like other schools, Google Classroom and Edmodo is used for assigning and submitting work. Most teachers are there at our disposal if we have any questions, which is really encouraging. In saying that, I think there has been difficulty in adapting to this new form of teaching on both ends of the spectrum.Teachers are really working hard to stay connected to us, and that must be praised. There isn’t much more I could ask for in terms of instruction, although nothing is as effective as classroom-based learning in my opinion.3 – Are you getting out for much exercise?I try to get out at least once a day for some fresh air, which has been easy enough considering the weather we’re having. In saying that, pre quarantine me was a lot more active. The absence of gyms and clubs has made it difficult for me to stay motivated, especially when we’re being advised to stay at home.The mountain of home workout videos – that seem to be pervading every aspect of social media – also don’t do much to motivate me, if anything the opposite…4 – How do you feel about the decision to scrap the oral/practical elements of some subjects and give everyone 100% across the board?I understand that the decision to scrap the orals was made on account of them posing as a risk to students’ safety and ultimately, I think that’s fair. From a more selfish perspective, I was gutted to see them being cancelled.A lot of students and teachers worked tirelessly for the orals, and regardless of everyone receiving the same grade, I think a sense of anti-climax was definitely felt on a nationwide level. My sraiths don’t deserve to be set on fire like I had pre-planned!5 – Do you find it hard to motivate yourself to study for the exams as now the date has been pushed out to late July or early August?This is undoubtedly my biggest concern. The Leaving Cert is quite often compared to a 9-month marathon, and we are advised to take it slow and steady so as not to burn out. With the unexpected prolonging of this “marathon” an extra 2 months, I think it is inevitable that a lot of students will burn out.The last school term is known for seeing exponential growth of students’ progress, with most of the courses being finished and time dedicated solely to exam practice. Knowing that we won’t have this term and may not see this progress is really daunting for me. I feel like there is only so much remote learning one can do before being stuck in a rut – continuing like this until late July/ August will be a challenge.6 – Are you able to interact with your friends? And if so, how are you doing this?Online interaction with friends is customary in this day and age, so there really hasn’t been much of a difference in staying in touch with them. I Snapchat and text my friends daily, and we Zoom or Facetime at least once a week.In a sense, we’re really lucky to be so accessible to each other during this time. It’s comforting to be able to check up on friends that live far away, but also to escape from my family every once in a while.7 – How do feel young people are being portrayed in the media at the moment? They are being blamed a lot for ignoring social distancing guidelines. Do you believe this is a fair criticism?In relation to social distancing, I think anyone found ignoring the rules should be blamed accordingly. In the beginning young people seemed more willing to dismiss the rules because of the idea that they were ‘immune’, but seeing all of the young casualties across the world has definitely hindered that belief. I think most people understand the significance of their actions now – it’s great to see such solidarity among Irish people.Our portrayal with regards to the postponement of the Leaving Cert is a different story. A lot of people, notably not 6th year students, were quick to jump down the throat of those complaining about the government’s decision.I think it’s beyond unfair for anyone to inform a student on what the appropriate reaction should have been. This postponement will affect people in countless different ways – one person’s delight should not trump another person’s disappointment.8 – If the Coronavirus crisis continues and you can’t sit your exams in late July or early August, do you think they should be postponed further or be cancelled altogether?Effects of this virus will undoubtedly remain in the country long past the summer months. I think trying to apply the traditional Leaving Cert to a circumstance far from orthodox, even if the worst of it is over before summer, is a bit of a push. The thought of sitting in an exam hall writing about imagery in Hamlet, while a worldwide pandemic that has stripped the country’s economy and killed thousands of people continues to exist outside the walls, seems almost amusing.Family members, neighbours and friends have died – yet we are being advised to ‘stay focused’ and continue to work like we would have if the virus didn’t exist. I’m aware that no decision will yield a perfect outcome, but in my opinion the exams taking place during summer will not accurately reflect the work put in by students over the past two years.If the crisis continues into July, postponing the exams again would only disrupt the path we decide to take after school on a much greater scale. Of course, everyone’s path in life has been disrupted by the virus and by no means do 6th year students have it worst, but this disruption is avoidable.Replacing the exams with predicted grades would allow for a much fairer outcome, reflecting the continuous effort that has been made over the past 2 years of work. The current resolution only reflects a student’s ability to perform under the pressure of these unprecedented times. There’s also the concern of the virus affecting a student – be it directly or indirectly – which would obviously impact their performance in the exams.This is an extraordinary circumstance, and I don’t think it can be treated with an ordinary solution.9 – Anything else you would like to add?Putting aside my own thoughts and worries about the coming months, we do owe it to our leaders and essential workers for really putting their best foot forward in mitigating the virus.Although the Leaving Cert is definitely at the forefront of every students’ mind, I think it’s important, as well as comforting, to see that everyone is in this struggle together and everyone is doing their utmost best to get through this. Everyone’s efforts are hugely valued and do not go unnoticed!SEE ALSO – Brave Laois woman praises staff at St Fintan’s hospital following sad passing of husband Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival We’re nearing the end of our student series now as we speak to pupils in every secondary school in Laois about how Coronavirus has impacted on their Leaving Cert.Bar those working in essential services, the rest of the population is off work and instructed to stay in their homes for the majority of the time until Tuesday May 5 at the earliest.While around 120,000 Irish Leaving and Junior Cert students have seen their lives turned upside down in the last month. Electric Picnic Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Twitter Twitter News By LaoisToday Reporter – 22nd April 2020
Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IE Staff FP Canada announces measures for those seeking CFP certification Keywords CFPCompanies Financial Planning Standards Council Updated: Credentialing bodies move exams online Latest CFP exam sitting had 72% overall pass rate Related news The pass rate for individuals writing the four-hour FPE1 for the first time was 77%. The overall pass rate for the 510 individuals who wrote FPE1 was 73%. The pass rate individuals writing the six-hour FPE2 for the first time was 79%. The overall pass rate for the 178 individuals who wrote FPE2 was 74%. In commenting on the higher pass rates compared to those under the previous certification process, Wickett says “The higher pass rates for the examinations demonstrate that the new CFP certification process offers candidates a better opportunity to progressively build their competence with each step along the path, which translates into better performance on each examination.” The June sittings of FPE1 and FPE2 were the first administrations to be written at 36 computer-based testing centres across Canada. The next administration for both FPE1 and FPE2 is December 1. Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) reports higher pass rates for the June 9 sittings of Financial Planning Examination Levels 1 and 2 (FPE1 and FPE2). “FPSC congratulates all successful candidates who are another step closer to distinguishing themselves as professional financial planners and earning the internationally-recognized Certified Financial Planner designation,” says John Wickett, senior vice president, standards & certification, FPSC. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
Facebook LinkedIn Twitter SPAC deals reach record levels: Refinitiv Sustainable bond issuance set record in Q1: Moody’s Share this article and your comments with peers on social media In terms of deal value, that’s the worst start to a year since 2003, it noted.The real estate sector led the way, raising $3.4 billion, which represented a 35% market share. It was followed by the energy & power sector and the healthcare sector, which had market shares of 20% and 12%, respectively.Refinitiv reported that RBC Capital Markets was the top equity underwriter in the first half, followed by CIBC World Markets and TD Securities.However, Canaccord Genuity led the way in initial public offerings (IPOs) and retail structured products, and RBC and TD were tied in underwriting preferred securities.On the debt side, total issuance was also down in the first half, although it only declined by 4% from the same period last year to $91.5 billion.Here, too, RBC led the way among the underwriters, topping the league tables in most categories, including all debt, domestic corporate debt and cross-border transactions.National Bank Financial ranked first in domestic government debt (full credit). Related news Keywords Underwriting The IPO market is booming James Langton peshkov/123RF This year, Canadian equity underwriters had their worst first half since before the financial crisis, according to new data from Refinitiv.The market data firm reported that Canadian equity issuance in the first six months of 2019 reached just $11.6 billion, down by 33% from the same period a year ago.
CPP Investments launches sustainable energy group Related news James Langton TSX Inc. has unveiled its plans to allow trading in sustainable bonds through its exchanges in an effort to improve access to these securities for investors.The Toronto-based exchange’s proposals to begin trading in sustainable bonds — debt securities that are issued to finance projects for environmental and/or socio-economic benefits — were set out on Thursday in the OSC Bulletin. LEOPATRIZI/ISTOCKPHOTO Feds plan $5-billion green bond issue Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Feds launch council on sustainable finance Keywords Sustainable Finance, Trading rulesCompanies TSX Group Inc. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Currently, investors can trade sustainable bonds on an over-the-counter (OTC) basis.“This over-the-counter trading often involves a lack of transparency,” the proposal said.Enabling trading directly on the TSX is intended to provide investors with increased access to these issues and greater transparency, the proposal said.According to the proposal, the bonds would not be listed by the TSX, but would be posted for trading in the same way that alternative trading systems post listed securities for trading.Trades would be executed and cleared through existing TSX and Canadian Depository for Securities Ltd. (CDS) infrastructure and processes.“Given the expected retail nature of the sustainable bonds, bid/ask tick limits will be set tighter compared to TSX-listed stocks to protect market orders from executing too far away from the best price at the time of entry,” the bulletin said.Additionally, the TSX will devote a section of its website to sustainable bonds and their issuers. Order and trade data will be disseminated through the TSX’s existing market data feeds.To be eligible for posting, issues must be worth at least $75 million, and must be qualified by an independent, third-party environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and rating firm, among other requirements.Trading is expected to start in the fourth quarter.Comments on the proposals are due by July 27.
Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Dr. Wesley Hughes, is optimistic that progress can be made with the social partnership discussions, to carry Jamaica through the challenges it currently faces, consequent on the impact of the global recession.Speaking at the Institute’s quarterly media briefing, held at the offices on Oxford Road in Kingston on May 18, Dr. Hughes said that while there is a “little bump in the road” regarding the talks, he contended that the process is not “irretrievable.”“One should not be surprised, as we are in a stressful period. It’s a very difficult period for every single player, and in making judgements and decisions, we are going to have these bumps. I think we can make progress, but it’s going to require a lot of negotiations, skill, leadership and judgement,” the PIOJ head contended.Dr. Hughes argued that while stakeholders may have varying and differing views in the discussions to advance the social partnership, in the final analysis, those persons have demonstrated that the national interest is of foremost importance.“People may have different perspectives, they may have a different view about how you should get there. But, at the end of the day, I get the impression that all the parties have Jamaica’s national interest at heart. You may not necessarily agree with everything everybody says. But I think that, as a society, given all that I have seen, and all the potential for social implosion or instability, we have made remarkably good progress in holding it together,” he said.The Social Partnership process entails consultations involving the Government, private sector, trade unions, and the Opposition, aimed at reaching consensus around strategic objectives impacting the country.Meanwhile, Dr. Hughes expressed optimism that “definite” signs of stabilisation in, and a turnaround of the global economy, should become apparent by year end. This, he explained, is based on what he said is a gradual diminishing of the stockpiled inventory levels within a number of the sectors, “probably ahead of demand.”“So, you’ll see some production reviving. The problem, however, is that we are not sure what kind of recovery it’s going to be,” Dr. Hughes said, while stressing the need for Jamaica to prepare for this global economic revival. PIOJ Head Optimistic About Social Partnership Discussions Office of the Prime MinisterMay 19, 2009 RelatedPIOJ Head Optimistic About Social Partnership Discussions RelatedPIOJ Head Optimistic About Social Partnership Discussions RelatedPIOJ Head Optimistic About Social Partnership Discussions
Labor welcomes Commission of Inquiry President recommendation Tasmanian LaborShadow Attorney-General Ella Haddad has welcomed the recommendation of the appointment of Marcia Neave AO as the President of the Commission of Inquiry into the Response of Tasmanian Government Institutions to Child Sex Abuse.MsHaddad said Ms Neave would bring a wealth of experience to the role includingas the chair of the Royal Commission into Family Violence in Victoria.“It’swas critical the appointment was of a trusted and truly independent Presidentto chair the inquiry in the best interests of transparency,” Ms Haddad said.“With her vast experience, the recommendation of Ms Neave brings those qualities to what is a very important moment in Tasmania’s history.“The allegations that havecome to light over the past months are deeply concerning and the Commission isan historic opportunity to fully investigate and ensure that no stone is leftunturned.“As difficult as it is goingto be, Labor encourages all survivors to come forward and recognises thecourage of those Tasmanians who already have.“It’s crucial now that the right support is put in place to assist survivors and witnesses through what is going to be a traumatic and stressful time.”Ella Haddad MP Shadow Attorney General /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:abuse, attorney-general, child sex, Commission, Family, family violence, Government, investigation, President, royal commission, sex, Tasmania, Tasmanian Labor, Tassie, Victoria, violence
We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Your Corner Wrench: When to avoid ethanol in gasSo what happens when the tank is chock full of fuel? This can create enough positive pressure in the tank to cause the vapour control system to have problems due to the lack of expansion space in the tank. It can lead to failed valves and seals and, in rare cases, it may actually bulge the tank, rendering it in need of replacement. As a vehicle ages, the likelihood of these failures increase as our sometimes dry and salt-laden road environment takes its own toll on small-diameter hoses and plastic components. If your vehicle does develop a problem with this system, its onboard computer will illuminate the check engine light. The trouble code that will be stored will often be called a ‘small evaporative leak,’ which means a cumbersome diagnostic process to determine the exact location of the leak. Techs will often have to hook up a specialized piece of shop equipment to such a vehicle, which introduces a non-toxic yet visible ‘smoke’ vapour into the system that will help pinpoint the leak’s source.As you might suspect, this can lead to an hour or more of diagnostic time and its related fees, not to mention the cost of any replacement components and installation charges. Think invoices well over $200 or more. This one trouble code is consistently one of the 10 biggest causes of a check engine light. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever 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 Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 When filling the tank, it’s best to stop at the first “click” rather than keep forcing fuel into your car. Avoiding this trouble and its related expenses is as easy as shutting off the fuel station nozzle action at the first click when the tank is full. As most of us pay at the pumps with some sort of plastic, trying to round out the purchase is rather meaningless. And any money saved by trying to jam as much fuel as possible in when a particular station is offering a low price is often less than a few pennies and more than offset by any repair bills that might come up down the road. advertisement ‹ Previous Next › Trending Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS 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” With some systems, any errant fuel vapours are simply controlled and piped forward to the engine’s intake to be burned in a normal combustion cycle. With others, these emissions are directed back into the tank. An air-tight canister does the job of temporary storage of these vapours.RELATED RELATED TAGSSafety and MaintenanceMaintenanceNew Vehiclesbrian turnerCarMD.com Corporation See More Videos Trending in Canada It’s a habit many of us as drivers have and exercise every day – when refueling, we keep clicking at the nozzle handle to round out our purchase or to squeeze every last kilometer possible out of tank-full. But did you know that feeding your vehicle enough fuel, especially until it levels out well into the filler neck, can cause problems with emissions systems?Every vehicle on the road that meets current emission controls’ regulations has some type of vapour control system. It’s there to capture raw fuel vapors from escaping into the atmosphere. With most gasoline powered vehicles, this system usually involves a canister with a charcoal medium, sensors, valves, and lines.When fuel is removed from a station’s underground storage tank and pumped into the tank of a vehicle, the change in the temperatures it’s exposed to can cause the fuel to create non-liquid vapours. The same thing can happen when the fuel in the vehicle is exposed to the normal sloshing from driving.
AlticeAT&TCablevisionSprintT-Mobile USVerizon Over the past year, SoftBank Group’s chairman Masayoshi Son and leading executive Nikesh Arora floated the idea of selling its struggling US operator Sprint to Comcast, the cable operator, and Altice, the acquisitive cable-to-mobile group.However, talks with potential suitors for Sprint, which is beset by problems, have gone nowhere, reports The Wall Street Journal.Sprint is looking for a turnaround – it just got overtaken by T-Mobile US for third spot in the US market behind AT&T and Verizon Wireless. And its network needs a massive investment to improve, which Son is trying to do as cost-effectively as possible.He is looking to Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure for inspiration, appointed last summer in the wake of a failed merger with T-Mobile US. The possibility of reviving the merger is on hold at least until 2016 when the presidential election opens up the possibility of a different regulatory environment.“I was thinking to myself: ‘I made one of the biggest mistakes in my life,’ which was the misjudgment of the US regulatory environment,” said Son.Now, Claure is trying to energise Sprint, a process that has led to an infusion of entrepreneurial values and the departure of six top executives. And the operator is looking at ways to improve network quality, without spending excessively.Network planSon had a plan that was initially rejected as impossible by Sprint’s equipment vendors. “They came up with hundreds of reasons why it cannot work,” he said. “I said: ‘OK, I will find a solution to each one of those 100 reasons of why it cannot work.’ And I came up with a very logical solution to all of them.” Sprint is now deploying thousands of small cells to improve coverage, costing less than a conventional network upgrade.However, Son also appears open to the idea of a Sprint sale. He is currently grooming Nikesh Arora, lured from Google, as his successor at SoftBank. Sources say Arora wants to offload Sprint.During a meeting with Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts, Arora mentioned that Son might not always want to own Sprint, said sources. Arora could not be reached for comment.A similar hint was dropped to officials at Altice, sources said. As well as major acquisitions of telecoms assets in France and Portugal, Altice bought US cable operator Suddenlink for $9 billion in May, and appears open to future deal-making. Author 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 12 AUG 2015 Home Struggling Sprint tried and failed to find a buyer – report Richard Handford Verizon shuffles executives Related Tags Amazon reels in MGM Previous ArticleHuawei awarded $300M network contract by India’s Uninor – reportNext ArticleVodafone debuts fixed broadband and home phone services in UK T-Mobile US chief predicts market rebound
Home FBI paid more than $1.35M to break into iPhone – report AppleFBI Tags Previous ArticleGoogle chief: we are moving from “a mobile first to an AI first world”Next ArticleAT&T opens up on 5G trial this summer; warns on pre-standard fragmentation Richard Handford Related 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 Author KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move FBI director James Comey hinted about the market rate for law enforcement to hack an iPhone.The identity of who helped the FBI break into the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters may never be known, but Comey did divulge more about what it cost to get the task done.Speaking at an Aspen Security Forum event in London, he said: “We were able to get into the phone because, in an odd way, all the controversy around the litigation stimulated a marketplace around the world . . . for people trying to figure out if they could they break into an Apple 5C running iOS9 — and those details matter because that’s the phone that the terrorists left behind,” reported the Financial Times (FT).Quizzed about the cost for such work, Comey did not answer directly but commented: “A lot. More than I will make in the remainder of this job, which is seven years and four months, for sure. But it was, in my view, worth it . . . I think it was very, very important that we got into that device.”The FT pointed out Comey’s annual salary is $183,800, suggesting the FBI paid at least $1.35 million to the hackers.Comey still hopes to find common ground with tech firms such as Apple to avoid paying out cash to outside parties in the future to hack their encryption.“I’m hoping we can get to a sensible solution that doesn’t involve hacking and that doesn’t involving spending loads of money,” he said. Google taps retail with NYC store AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 22 APR 2016 Apps UK consumers seek £1.5B from Apple