Vivendi makes 11th hour u-turn on TIM demand

first_img Vivendi withdrew from a bid to remove several members of Telecom Italia’s board and publicly backed the operator’s CEO, Financial Times reported, hours before its proposal was set to be voted on by the Italian operator’s shareholders.Sources at the meeting told the newspaper the France-based company requested its petition was revoked at the opening of the Telecom Italia meeting at 11am CET today (29 March). Its move comes two weeks after reports proxy advisers had warned shareholders against voting for the proposal.The about-turn is surprising given Vivendi has been aggressively pressing for an urgent vote on removal of the board members since December 2018. It also made a number of scathing comments about the performance and actions of the operator’s current executive team.After Vivendi was informed the issue would be discussed at the shareholder meeting in March, it accused the operator of “delaying tactics” which it said had a “greater negative impact on TIM’s financial results every day.”Long-standing disputeVivendi, which is operator’s largest single shareholder, has been waging a war of words since it lost control of Telecom Italia’s board in May 2018.Its campaign reached a new level of intensity when Telecom Italia CEO, and former Vivendi employee, Amos Genish was ousted and replaced by Luigi Gubitosi in November. In addition to the withdrawal of its request for a vote on the make-up of the board, Vivendi publicly backed Gubitosi. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Home Vivendi makes 11th hour u-turn on TIM demand Telecom Italia confident on hitting annual goals Author Previous ArticleDocomo set for Hong Kong exitNext ArticleKenyan politicians eye tighter mobile money rules Related Tags center_img Las grandes operadoras europeas ponen condiciones a las RAN abiertas Chris Donkin AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 29 MAR 2019 Español Telecom Italia bets on long-term renewable energy Telecom ItaliaVivendilast_img read more

Top 2018 Gophers football recruit retires due to injury

first_imgTop 2018 Gophers football recruit retires due to injuryAlex Reigelsperger announced his retirement after he sustained “a very serious neck injury and concussion” in April. John MillerJuly 10, 2019Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers lost a top recruit from their 2018 recruiting class Tuesday night. Redshirt freshman defensive lineman Alex Reigelsperger announced on Twitter that he was retiring due to medical reasons. Sometime during spring practices, Reigelsperger suffered a career-ending injury. To Minnesota..F.A.M.I.L.YRow The Boat and Ski-U-MahZeroDarkThirty signing out. Leave a Commentcenter_img “In April I received a very serious neck injury and concussion,” Reigelsperger said in his tweet. “I was in the hospital for around four days, in which I had multiple tests, scans and physical therapy sessions.”After reflecting on the injury for the last few months Reigelsperger decided that stepping away from the game would be what’s best for him and his health. last_img read more

DPR Foundation awards $900K to youth in 2015

first_imgThe DPR Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping economically disadvantaged youth reach their full potential, today announced 2015 grant awards to 17 organizations, which will collectively receive $900K. The Foundation will distribute $820K in grants to support local youth development programs and set aside an additional $80K in discretionary funds that will be disbursed regionally in the coming year.The DPR Foundation was established in 2008 by DPR Construction, one of the nation’s top technical builders focused on highly complex and sustainable projects. Over the past seven years, the Foundation has awarded more than $4.2M to 25 organizations that provide vital community support to grade school- and high school-aged youth through structured, purposeful programming, including after-school support and summer educational modules.“The strength of communities where we work is very important to us, not only because our company was founded on building lasting relationships, but also our understanding that we owe our own success to the vibrancy of the communities we partner with,” said Peter Nosler, co-founder of DPR Construction and president of the DPR Community Initiatives Advisory Board. “We are honored to collaborate with organizations that empower the next generation to grow and succeed.”The 2015 DPR Foundation grantees are:– 9 Dots (Los Angeles, CA)– New Pathways For Youth (Phoenix, AZ)– Playworks Northern California (San Francisco, CA)– Playworks Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)– Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta – Brookhaven Club (Atlanta, GA)– Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers (Riverdale, MD)– Future for KIDS (Phoenix, AZ)– Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods (ICAN) (Phoenix, AZ)– Peninsula Bridge (Palo Alto, CA)– Roberts Family Development Center (Sacramento, CA)– TurningWheels for Kids (San Jose, CA)– Seven Tepees Youth Program (San Francisco, CA)– The Milagro Center (West Palm Beach, FL)– LifeWorks (Austin, TX)– John Avery Boys & Girls Club (Durham, NC)– Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito – La Colonia Branch (San Diego, CA)– Girls, Inc. of Orange County (Costa Mesa, CA)Grant winners are selected annually by the DPR Foundation board and nominated by local DPR teams. In addition to financial assistance, DPR volunteers make an annual commitment to donate time and professional expertise to their local organizations.“Our partnership with DPR is so much more than grant money,” said Becky Jackson, president and CEO of ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth. “DPR has introduced us to the business and cultural practices of Jim Collins and his book ‘Good to Great.’ They have been coaching us to grow our organization, setting ‘base camps’ and creating our ’20 mile march.’ These are all tools we would have had to hire an outside consultant for. The value has been priceless.”The DPR Foundation measures the success and progress of these programs on an annual basis to ensure each grantee stays on mission and is achieving results. In California, where DPR partners with Girls Inc. to provide externship opportunities, 85 percent of program participants are proven to gain valuable job skills, develop career awareness and strengthen professional competencies.last_img read more

Is Eric Pickles responsible for the fall in housing approvals?

first_imgTo continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Get your free guest access SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more

Seaveys 1st And 2nd Heading Into Final Stretch

first_imgWith exactly seven days into the race now, the Seaveys have just 120 miles left until they reach the burled arch in Nome. Mitch has been holding an impressive lead, consistently racing at an unprecedented 10mph. Dallas’ win last year was the fastest ever, at 8d 11h 20m 16s. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Spending just eight minutes in Koyuk, Dallas Seavey overtook Nicolas Petit at 11am this morning, sliding into second position behind his father, Mitch, as they race along the Bering Sea Coast. Mitch has placed second to Dallas in the past two Iditarods and third behind Dallas and Aliy Zirkle in 2014. In 2013, the then-53-year-old became the oldest musher to ever win the race, a feat he is looking likely to repeat. Aliy has risen to 8th position this morning, her team struggling early in the race with a bug.Other Kenai Peninsula musher standings:Paul Gebhart has risen to 18th after spending most of the race near 30th position, Kristy and Anna Berington are in 36th and 37th respectively, Monica Zappa is in 47th, rookie Justin Stielstra is in 49th, and rookie Peter Reuter is in 65th.last_img read more

ESL enters licensing agreement with GUNNAR Optiks

first_imgEvent organiser ESL has entered a three-year licensing agreement with gaming glasses manufacturer GUNNAR Optiks.The deal will see ESL produce its own range of branded glasses over the coming years, starting later in 2020. Photo credit: GUNNAR OptiksRELATED: ESPAT launches digital media licensing platform for esportsThe deal is said to be global in reach, though specific regions and territories have not been disclosed. Financial terms have not been detailed at the time of release.David Hiltscher, VP Shop, Merchandise, Licensing at ESL Gaming, spoke on the deal in a release: “As we continue to lead exponential growth in esports, we also strive to professionalize the athlete experience in esports. With our goal of providing unique and innovative functional esports products, it made perfect sense to partner with the leaders in gaming glasses, GUNNAR Optiks. We look forward to equipping players across the globe with ESL gaming glasses designed specifically for esports players and their fans.”RELATED: We Are Nations enters global licensing deal with ISlideESL will release two collaborative lines with GUNNAR Optiks later in 2020, with more to come in 2021 and 2022 as the partnership progresses. Beanstalk facilitated the agreement between the two companies.Georgina Petrie, Director of Marketing – Gaming for GUNNAR Optiks, also commented: “From humble beginnings in 2006, GUNNAR quickly recognized the need to support gamers by creating eyewear that would heighten their gaming experience in addition to protecting their eyes. With gamers being core to our brand, the partnership with ESL is part of a strategic alignment we’ve been pursuing in order to deliver new and innovative glasses directly into the hands of the people that need them most.”Esports Insider says: ESL as a brand definitely carries a lot of weight so it’ll be interesting to see the reception to its own branded gaming glasses upon release. We’re not sold just yet, but we’re not underestimating the deal.Read The Esports Journallast_img read more

Publican, storekeeper help nab thieves

first_imgThe effort of Nar Nar Goon publican Richard Raftis and storekeeper Jack Spencer in foiling a couple of would-be robbers…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Junior Bombers continue to search for hardwood wins

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers continue to search for victory number one of the BC Junior Boy’s Basketball season after dropping a 48-40 loss to Barriere at the Rattlers Invitational Tournament Saturday in Osoyoos.Leading 12-11 after one period and 28-21 at the half, the Bombers watched as the Central Interior squad chipped away at the lead before taking pulling even 41-41 early in the fourth period.Barriere then outscored the Bombers 7-0 in the quarter to steal the victory.LVR Game Star Jairo Mangapot and Ben Hradil-Kasseckert scored 14 and 10 points, respectively, to lead the Bombers.Thomas Baxter and David Hu had five while Josh Jolicoeur and Dylan Luscombe each added four points. LVR opened the tournament falling to host Osoyoos 65-32.Game Star Baxter led the Bombers with 10 points. Hu added five points.LVR lost 77-29 to Merritt Panthers.Game Star Tyler Colgan led the Bombers attack.LVR returns to action Friday when the team meets Mount Sentinel at the Stanley Humphries Junior Rockers Tournament.The Bombers play Boundary Central from Midway before closing out the tournament against host Stanley Humphries Saturday.last_img read more

Galway GAA Results

first_imgSalthill Hotel Senior Hurling Championship Quarter FinalSt Thomas 1-23 Clarinbridge 2-19 Claregalway Hotel/Bon Secours Hospital Senior Football Championship FinalMountbellew/Moylough 0-7 Corofin 0-7 Claregalway Hotel/Bon Secours Intermediate Football Championship Final ReplayAn Spidéal 1-13 Micheál Breathnach 1-11Claregalway Hotel/Bon Secours Intermediate Football RelegationCarna-Caiseal 3-9 St Mary’s GAA Athenry 0-9Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi FinalOranmore-Maree 1-19 Rahoon-Newcastle 1-10Gullane’s Hotel Junior A Hurling Championship FinalTurloughmore 0-11 Sarsfields 0-11Junior Football Championship FinalCorofin 2-8 An Fhairche – Clonbur 3-5Junior A Football Championship FinalFr Griffins/Eire Og 3-8 Pádraig Pearses 1-8Challoner Trophies U21 A Hurling Championship Quarter Final (2017)Loughrea 1-13 Ardrahan 1-11Challoner Trophies U21B Hurling Championship Group 2Abbeyknockmoy 3-9 Ballygar 2-9Challoner Trophies U21B Hurling Championship Group 4Annaghdown 0-18 Pádraig Pearses 1-12Challoner Trophies U21B1 Hurling ChampionshipBallinderreen 5-18 Salthill-Knocknacarra 0-8Minor B Championship FinalMountbellew/Moylough 3-9 St. James 0-9Pier Head Minor B Hurling Championship Semi FinalGort 1-16 Moycullen 2-10print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

The South Africa you want to live in

first_img13 June 2008The International Marketing Council (IMC), custodian of Brand South Africa, is embarking on a journey with South Africans to begin collectively to create a South Africa that we all want.The first phase of the journey started on 12 June with the launch of the “South Africa you want to live in” campaign, which asks South Africans to describe the country they want to live in.Over the next two weeks, South Africans can share their visions, views or comments on the country they would like to live in by:Phoning 083 900 WITHU (9484)SMS-ing WITH U to 32310Logging on to radio stations are also being roped in to allow for toll-free submissions.The IMC will then collate the feedback, divide it into different categories, and channel it back to the nation through an extended advertising campaign – with the aim of inspiring South Africans to take action to make their vision a reality.IMC acting CEO Moeketsi Mosola said in a statement this week that the campaign was about “social conversations, difficult or easy. This is the beginning of a journey for the country”.The jouney started, Mosola said, with each of us making a small change in our lives. “We should all not buy stolen goods, not bribe policemen, we should vote, pay taxes, be good hosts when tourists come to our country – so that we can all begin to be the drivers of change.”IMC marketing manager Sophie Masipa said the campaign aimed to get South Africans to “take a collective view around what we see as a South Africa we want to live in”, and to see that “achieving this reality will mean each one of us must participate.“It is also to say that no matter how insignificant you think you or your actions may be, every little bit makes a difference, and if we can mobilise the collective, we can make a substantial difference.”The campaign feeds into the broader Movement for Good, a countrywide network of organisations that have come together to inspire South Africans to become “active citizens for good”. South Africans can join the movement by SMS-ing “Good” and their name to 32197, or by logging on to reporterWould you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more