Related Previous ArticleAT&T drops fight against FTC in data throttling caseNext ArticleFeature: Mobile 360 Privacy & Security 2018 Day 2 highlights KPN puts Ericsson in patent hotseat AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 01 JUN 2018 Chris Donkin Tags 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 KPN snubs two takeover approaches Home KPN scraps failing TV app Author Leading Dutch operator KPN axed its pay monthly TV app KPN Play due to a lack of consumer demand.In a statement, the operator said the service will end on 2 July and customers would not be charged for the last month, adding: “We have seen that demand in the market has been insufficient for this new way of watching TV.”“KPN has learned a great deal from the product and its users, and uses this knowledge for other products,” the company noted.The app launched in 2015, allowing users to watch live and catch-up TV on smartphones or tablets, along with TV sets equipped with a streaming device. At launch the operator hailed the service as: “the answer to new viewing behaviour”.KPN did not provide updates on its progress, but given the tone of its latest statement it appears the service was unable to keep pace with big-name rivals.Figures from GfK showed a third of the country’s adult population had access to a Netflix account in February, with over half of the 13 to 34 year-old age group logging onto the streaming company’s website or app.KPN will continue to offer streaming services through its KPN interactive TV application, which is part of its wider pay-TV proposition and is only available as part of an annual contract. At the end of 2017, the company said it held a 32 per cent share of the total pay-TV market in the Netherlands – comprising both digital and analogue services.Earlier in 2018, T-Mobile Netherlands announced its mobile TV app Knippr would cease operation today (1 June). KPN in line for $15B takeover bid KPNTV streaming
BATON ROUGE – Les Miles has rapped with Snoop Dogg for his players.He dances for his players. He tries to make it fun for his players, light. He also has a doghouse waiting for them just in case and the occasional exit sign. And he has their backs, maybe too much sometimes regardless of their arrest records and videos of their wrongdoings.LSU’s football coach wants his players to know he is there for them so that they will win for him. He also wants his players to know he is there for them just because he wants his players to know he is there for them.“He always has our back,” middle linebacker Kendell Beckwith said. “Just about no matter what.”After a weekend of hell and heaven last Oct. 24-25, Miles’ players have his back more than ever. They are there for him.“It was tough seeing him,” LSU freshman tailback Leonard Fournette said, but he didn’t finish the sentence. He was describing how Miles told the team the Friday night before the Ole Miss game last week that his mother Martha, 91, had just died. She had been living in an assisted living center in Baton Rouge and had never fully recovered from a recent fall.Miles had planned to visit her that week, but put it off to the open week that would follow the Ole Miss game.On Friday night, Miles and his wife Kathy were at their son Manny’s high school football game. He is the star quarterback for University High. While at the game, Miles received a call from his offensive coordinator, Cam Cameron, whose son Chris plays for Catholic High along with Miles’ other son Ben. A fullback and linebacker, Ben broke his ankle against McKinley that night. So Les went to the hospital to be with Ben. His season was over. Kathy stayed at Manny’s game.While at the hospital, Miles received another call. His mother had died suddenly.Miles later went to the Cook Hotel, where his team stays on the weekends of home games on the LSU campus. He usually does not talk to his team this late on a Friday night. Players had just finished with their position meetings and were off to their rooms.“We never did that before,” Beckwith said. “I was hoping nobody got in trouble or anything like that. A lot of things were rushing through my head. It never came to my mind that somebody had passed away. It was very emotional because, I mean, all of us love our moms. So we just couldn’t imagine losing our moms like Coach Miles just did.”Miles wept in front of his team. Players had not seen this side of him.Fournette started a new sentence.“That’s a real man,” he said. “His son broke his ankle. Then he doubles back and got the news about his mother, who died. And he still came to see us. That’s a man. We had a heart to heart that night. It was an emotional moment because when he said that, I thought of my mother. And what would I do if I lose my mother?”It was a sleepless night for Miles, who just three years ago lost his sister Ann Hope Browne in a car accident in Addis near Baton Rouge, where she had moved along with Martha Miles after her brother got the LSU job in 2005. While an assistant coach with the Dallas Cowboys in 2000, Miles’ father, Hope “Bubba” Miles, died a few days before a game.“I had a rough night last night,” Miles said after his No. 23-ranked team upset No. 3 and undefeated Ole Miss, 10-7, with a late touchdown and dramatic defense in front of an electric and full Tiger Stadium in yet another memorable game of the Miles era.“Martha Miles, this is a great night, considering. I miss you mom,” he said. Miles still has two brothers, Mark and Eric, his family, and a football team.“We dedicated this game to Miss Martha for coach and for ourselves and for our family,” said Fournette, who gained 113 yards on 23 carries, caught two passes for 41 yards and returned two kickoffs for 57 yards.“Losing a mom is very drastic, and he loved her very much,” said LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings, who threw the game winning touchdown pass to tight end Logan Stokes with 5:07 to play. “But he didn’t want it to be about him. He wanted us to keep being focused on the game. He came in Friday, told us what happened, and obviously, we were very emotional.”But it was all about Miles.“I mean, deep down inside, we hurt for him, and we wanted to go out and do well and get a win for him that night,” said Beckwith, who led the Tigers with 10 tackles, including consecutive stops on third-and-two and fourth-and-1 plays in the final two minutes to halt a drive.“We could all feel for him,” said cornerback Jalen Collins, who broke up three passes. “You know, everybody loves their mom, and just imagine that. Having that type of loss is tough. We all talked about it after he left the meeting. We wanted to win that game for him and for ourselves. We had his back because we knew it was going to be a tough game for him to coach a day after losing your mom. It was emotional for him, and we wanted to make it easier for him.”Miles was hugged dozens of times by players before and after the game. After getting through the purple and gold swarm of fans that descended onto, and engulfed most of, the field for the first time since 2000, LSU’s players gave Miles the game ball.“We just wanted to play for him and play our hearts out,” cornerback Tre’Davious White said. “It brought us together. Even though we were already together, it made us that more tight and behind Coach Miles. We have his back.”And Miles felt it.“I have to be very honest with you, this football team responded very well,” Miles said on the Southeastern Conference teleconference on Wednesday. On Thursday, a funeral was held for Martha Miles in Baton Rouge. The Tigers, now ranked No. 16, will be preparing for a 7 p.m. game Saturday against No. 3 Alabama in Tiger Stadium after a weekend off.“Yeah, there were some extenuating circumstances as we went into that game,” Miles said. “The players certainly added to my ability to deal with personal circumstance.”
In this Nov. 17, 2009, file photo, Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, right, scrambles for possession with Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. James and Curry both hail from Akron, Ohio, the Rubber City best known for tires and now for producing a pair of bouncing baby basketball prodigies. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Welcome to the Rubber Capital, where car tires first rolled, the Goodyear Blimp took flight and two bouncing baby basketball prodigies were born less than four years apart in the 1980s.LeBron James and Stephen Curry, the NBA’s two biggest stars set to square off in the upcoming finals, are from the same city.Genuine homeboys. The prodigal son and the precision shooter. Talk about a long shot.James re-signed as a free agent with the Cavaliers last summer, returning to his home after four years in Miami to chase an NBA title. And as fate would have it, Golden State’s Curry will come back to his Ohio birthplace to pursue his dream.“It’s kind of ironic that he’s going back to Cleveland, where he came into the world, to try and get the world championship,” said his father, Dell Curry.Wardell Stephen Curry was born on March 14, 1988, arriving while his daddy, traded by Utah to Cleveland before his second pro season, was playing in Madison Square Garden against the New York Knicks.Curry made his world debut with almost the same speed in which he comes off a screen, catches the ball and drops one of his 3-pointers — lightning quick. His mom, Sonya, said her delivery was only about 2 1/2 hours, roughly the length of a pro game. Within two weeks, she took her boy to his first NBA game, and from the moment he neared the hardwood, she knew she and her husband had created another ballplayer.“He was asleep,” she said last week after the Warriors won the Western Conference title and advanced to their first finals in 40 years. “We walked in, and his eyes were wide open the whole game — the whole game — and then as soon as we left and went to the family room, he fell asleep.“And so then we knew that he was in tune with that arena and basketball in every sense.”The Currys didn’t spend much time in Ohio as Dell was selected by the Charlotte Hornets in the expansion draft and the family was uprooted again.Until he left for Florida in 2010, Akron is the only place James ever knew and where the public first glimpsed his greatness as a high school star. He’s defiantly proud of his city, often referring to his humble upbringing by saying he’s “just a kid from Akron, Ohio.”The four-time MVP said he and the league’s current MVP, who was also the top vote-getter for this year’s All-Star game, have not discussed their Akron bond.“No, we never have,” James said. “I don’t think we’ll talk too much about it, either, coming up.”James has been a fan of Curry’s for years, first recognizing his potential when the Warriors’ guard was at Davidson. James watched Curry play several times, once driving to Detroit to see him in the NCAA Tournament. James said he knew almost immediately that Curry was destined for stardom.“I just thought he was special, a special kid,” James said. “I’m very good at noticing talent and I thought he was special then and he still is.”James appreciates Curry’s game, a blend of finesse, skill and drive.“He has a great motor,” James said. “I think a lot of people don’t understand how great his motor is. He never stops moving. His ball-handling, his ability to shoot the ball off the dribble and off the catch. It’s uncanny. I don’t think there’s ever been a guy in on league to shoot the ball the way he does off the dribble or off the catch, off the ball. He just creates so many matchup problems for your defense and you just always have to be aware.”The Akron boys aren’t real tight. Curry was once a guest at James’ home, but he’s not that familiar with his actual hometown. Still, he and James have a unique connection.“It’s nice to have that in common,” Curry said. “But he has more of a history with the city than I do. Maybe three or four years ago I went to his house in Akron and kind of took a lay-of-the-land kind of deal. But other than that, I’m from Akron, but Charlotte raised. So that’s kind of where it ends.”James speaks with admiration of Curry, a player some believe is heir apparent to become the face of the league. If he wins a championship, Curry’s ascension could happen quicker.Perhaps because Curry comes from Akron, James, who has ‘Akron’ tattooed on his right shoulder and ‘Est. 1984’ tattooed on his left, has gone out of his way to help the 27-year-old.“I’ve had an opportunity to speak to him a few times on the floor in the past. Just talk about the process of being a great basketball player, and being a leader and doing what it takes to get to this point,” James said. “I don’t know if he used it or not, but he’s done great for himself. He has a great family. His dad comes from this pedigree. He’s got so many great people around him, so he doesn’t need nothing from me.”___AP Basketball Writer Antonio Gonzalez in Oakland, California, contributed to this report.
By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsSpencer McLean and Matt Alderson each scored twice to spark Rossland/Trail to a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over Nelson Leafs in game one of the West Kootenay Minor Hockey Peewee Rep Playoff series Saturday at the NDCC Arena.Rossland/Trail leads the first-team-to-four-points series 2-0. Game two is Saturday, Feb. 19 in Trail.“We deserved a better fate,” said Nelson head coach Ron Podgorenko after the game. “We had a chance to tie the game in the final minute but just couldn’t do it.”Nelson looked to be in control of the contest leading 4-2 in the second. But Rossland/Trail out scored the hosts 4-1, including two power play goals during the second-period onslaught.“They got a couple of quick goals on us that really turned the game in their favour,” said Podgorenko, who was very happy with the effort of the Nelson squad.The teams exchanged first period goals — McLean for Rossland/Trail and Jacob Shukin for Nelson.Taylor Cooper, Jayden Maida, with his first of two in the game, and Matthew Brind’Amour, gave Nelson the two-goal advantage in the second.But Alderson scored twice and McLean and Ross Armour added singles to give Rossland/Trail a 5-4 lead after two periods. Blake Sidoni increased the margin to 6-4 early in the third.Maida, with his second of the game with three minutes remaining, gave Nelson hope for a comeback.The rally was almost complete as Justin Podgorenko had a great chance with time running out. But the skillful Podgorenko could not convert past Brandon Youngson in the Rossland/Trail nets.Joey Timmermans was in goal for Nelson.The winner of the series advances to the B.C. Tier II Peewee Rep Championships next month in the Fraser [email protected]
Patsy Dan Rodgers, King of Tory, discusses his mobile optimised website withDr Mary Attenborough, Michael Gallagher and Roisin Moran Brady of TheWebbery as they arrive on the island. Photo by alanlavander.comA COMPANY which helps provide remote internet access to locations have been given a special welcome – by the 11 pupils of Scoil Cholmcille Oilean Thoraí – Tory’s national school.“In the 1970s, the government attempted to implement plans to close down Tory Island because they clearly believed it was in the middle of nowhere – but that’s definitely not true today”, said Dr Mary Attenborough of The Webbery when addressing the school students.The Technical Director and two other members of the web development company, based in An Fál Carrach, visited the school this week to launch their mobile website development. Roisin Moran Brady told the pupils about her great-great aunt Nora Sweeney, who taught at the school in 1915 and now that The Webbery is responsible for the island community’s website, the family connection has spanned almost a hundred years.The media consultant for the family business then invited the students to think about how advances with computers and the internet have transformed the opportunities for the island residents in the last century.“Our ancestors emigrated to America and all around the world but now there are so many areas of work that can be done right here on the island because of the internet,” she said.Remote working suggestions from the 11 pupils, aged between six and twelve, ranged from online selling and internet marketing to programming and app development. Fifth Class student Padraig Duggan proposed that even a physicist could work on Tory by communicating and researching projects online.Dr Attenborough went on to speak of their company’s success in remote working which now develops and provides active support to over 400 small business websites throughout Ireland. She then joined with the class to play the Internet Fact Search Game, based around domain name protocols, that she designed specifically for the children.“The pupils’ enthusiasm for new technology was palpable, but no more so than their pride in the old traditions,” said operations manager Michael Gallagher, as the children’s poignant rendition of the Tory Island anthem ‘Amhrán na Scadáin’, (‘The Song of the Herrings’), brought an end to the visit.“Tory Island isn’t in the middle of nowhere. With the island online, Tory really is in the middle of everywhere”. Googled out – the students of Scoil Cholmcille Oilean Thoraí relax withtablets and smartphones after playing the Internet Fact Search Game alongwith Dr Mary Attenborough, Michael Gallagher and Roisin Moran Brady of TheWebbery, School Principal, Anna Meehan, and School Secretary, Noreen Meenan.Photo by alanlavander.comPICTURE SPECIAL AS REMOTE INTERNET ARRIVES AT TORY ISLAND NATIONAL SCHOOL was last modified: June 13th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Scoil Cholmcille Oilean ThoraíThe WebberyTory Island
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says divers have found a missing vehicle in the Missouri River, but they are still looking for the driver.Dispatchers got a report about a vehicle in the river at the Noren River Access in North Jefferson City at about 9:30 p.m. Friday. MSHP said Saturday afternoon the vehicle had been found in 25 feet of water, and removed from the river.The search continues for the 18-year-old male driver.
It’s going to take a little longer to complete repairs on the West Street Bridge.The city’s Engineering Division has extended the project until November 2nd to allow for bridge deck repairs.The bridge will be opened to local traffic during nights and weekends when work is not taking place.Access to properties southwest of the bridge will remain from the south on West Street.Properties to the northeast will need to access from the north along East Loop Road.
Arsenal Arsenal and Cologne hit with UEFA charges over Europa League crowd trouble Robin Bairner Last updated 2 years ago 18:10 15/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Getty Images Arsenal UEFA Europa League Arsenal v Köln Köln The Gunners will go before the governing body next week, while the Bundesliga side face a raft of accusations UEFA has confirmed it has opened disciplinary proceedings against Arsenal for incidents during their 3-1 Europa League victory over Cologne on Thursday.Thousands of visiting fans gained access to the home end and made their presence felt throughout the encounter, with estimates suggesting that 20,000 German fans travelled to London without tickets for the encounter.Many found their way into the home end of the ground, where they created a boisterous atmosphere, yet UEFA has taken a dim view of the way the fans were controlled by the Gunners and by their own club. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing European football’s governing body has announced that Arsenal face a charge of stairways being blocked in the away supporter sector. Cologne, meanwhile, have several more charges to face, including crowd disturbances, setting off of fireworks, throwing of objects and acts of damage.UEFA has confirmed that a hearing date of September 21 has been set.Arsenal, meanwhile, have confirmed that they have launched their own investigation into what happened on the evening.