Kenya drops from four to three operators but Safaricom still dominant

first_img Loon finally takes off in Kenya Author Kenyan operator Yu, which is owned by India’s Essar Group, has thrown in the towel with the sale of its subscribers and network to rivals.The operator is being sold to rivals Safaricom and Airtel for about $100 million, according to the Sunday Nation.Under the terms of the deal, Safaricom will inherit Yu’s network while Airtel takes on its 2.7 million connections.However, even with the new additions to Airtel, the balance of power in the Kenyan market still drastically favours Safaricom, which holds an overwhelming two-thirds market share.Post-Yu takeover, Airtel will have approximately 8.45 million connections which leaves it trailing substantially behind Safaricom’s 21.5 million figure (GSMA Intelligence Q4 2013 figures).The country’s fourth operator – Orange – has just 2.3 million connections.Acquiring additional infrastructure should enable Safaricom to improve network quality.Essar is also exiting from other interests in Kenya. It is selling a 50 per cent stake in Kenya Refineries to the government in a deal that closed last month.Safaricom and Airtel met at the end of last week with the country’s regulator Communications Commission of Kenya to clear the acquisition of Yu. 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 Safaricom puts Kenya on the 5G map Previous ArticlePatent fears grow in China over Microsoft/Nokia tie-up – reportNext ArticleEC to address app consumer concerns Home Kenya drops from four to three operators but Safaricom still dominant Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 04 MAR 2014 Richard Handford Related Safaricom, Visa strike m-Pesa digital development deal FinancialKenyalast_img read more

Ignorance may lead to unhealthy smiles

first_imgWhen we meet someone it’s often they look into our eyes but the next feature they likely to focus is on our smile. Smile is the main core of our appearance. Alignment comes into concern when it comes to good smile moreover for a fabulous first impression it’s essential to have a smile full of confidence.Not only the perfect smile can enhance your appearance, but proper dental care can prevent joint pain, ear problems, neck strain and excessive headaches that can result from a misaligned jaw or cavity. Misalignment of teeth is also called malocclusion of teeth.What can we do for proper alignment?Childhood habits which are leading to malocclusion are major concerns for any parent and pedodontist (specialized dentist to kids). Your dentist will aware you with the proper guidelines and habits which are harmful to your child e.g. children with pacifier sucking habit, tongue thrusting, bruxism, nail-biting, lip biting, mouth breathing and many more. Discontinuation of wrong / improper habits is necessary and they need parents or guardian’s physical attention.Proper awareness of them can help it to reduce to 40%. Management of oral health in the early childhood stage is carried out in the clinic work of pediatric dentistry to minimize the unwanted effect of these habits on the dentition. If taken care at the right time then it can lead to less clinical work for a dentist and less expensive in further years.These days’ teenagers are more concerned with their appearances so they try visiting their dentist as soon as they realize.Concern rises when you cross teenage and start facing dental problems due to lack of awareness in your teenage. Can it be resolved?Braces aren’t just for kids. If you didn’t have orthodontic treatment as a child, you may have had problems that were left untreated like an overbite or underbite, crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw. You could be experiencing tooth decay, headaches and earaches, chewing issues or gum disease as a result. As an adult, you may have a better opportunity to get these problems fixed.If you are considering braces, you’ll be happy to know you have more choices than ever. As an adult, your treatment might be difficult because your teeth have stopped growing. This means it’s harder to force your teeth to go a certain direction when you’re older because the teeth are set and more difficult to pressure to move. the fact is that your treatment might take a bit longer time but your misaligned teeth can be aligned moreover, it will take less time of your life to cure your lifetime chewing /health problems and increase your confidence to smile. There are types of braces which you can choose wisely for yourself e.g. metal braces, clear ceramic braces, lingual brace and aligners.How will you know that you require this treatment?You need to visit your dentist. He/ she will diagnose your oral health issues followed by their right treatment plan if required.last_img read more

moe. Confirms Plans For Two-Night New Years Run

first_imgmoe. has just revealed their plans to ring in 2016! The group, who hails from upstate New York, will return to the Palace Theatre in Albany, NY for two nights, including New Years Eve and New Years Day.The dates come at the end of a sporadic fall tour that includes stops in Port Chester, NY, Washington, DC, and a Star Wars-themed Halloween run in Philadelphia, PA. They’ll also be performing at Catskill Chill and Phases of the Moon festivals this fall.Tickets for the newly-announced two-night run will be released for a pre-sale this Wednesday, August 5th at 10 AM Eastern, with the general on sale beginning August 10th. More information can be found on the band’s official website.last_img read more

Mike Gordon To Return To The Boulder Theater On Extensive 2020 Winter Tour

first_imgPhish bassist Mike Gordon will embark on a 2020 winter tour with his solo project hitting venues across the country, including Boulder, CO’s iconic Boulder Theater on Tuesday, January 28th.Comprised of Gordon, Scott Murawski, Robert Walter, John Kimock, and Craig Myers, the five-piece will be embarking on a nationwide tour in support of their recently released album, OGOGO. Produced by Grammy Award-winner Shawn Everett, the album marks Gordon’s fifth solo studio release and the bassist’s cohesive, sonically divergent sound from his usual Phish playing.Presented by Live For Live Music, the performance at the Boulder Theater will mark Gordon’s solo outfit’s return to Colorado since their most recent performance at Morrison’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre opening up for moe. in June, and return to the historical Boulder venue since their two-night run in 2017. Phish fans were treated to some Mike Gordon originals on their 26-showed summer tour, including OGOGO‘s “Crazy Sometimes” at Blossom Music Center, SPAC, and Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.Mike Gordon 2020 Winter Tour Announcement[Video: Mike Gordon]As one of the country’s premiere concert venues, the Boulder Theater hosts national, international, and local artists on its stage, contributing to the Rocky Mountain region’s transformation and growth over the years. Gordon will be able to experiment and explore more of his eclectic sound on his 13-date winter tour, giving Phish and Gordon fans a whole new musical experience in one of the country’s most historical venues.Tickets to Mike Gordon at the Boulder Theater are now on sale here. Head to Mike Gordon’s website for more information.last_img read more

Foundation Equal Justice Works Fellows will implement legal aid projects

first_imgFoundation Equal Justice Works Fellows will implement legal aid projects Foundation Equal Justice Works Fellows will implement legal aid projects Special to the NewsThe Florida Bar Foundation recently announced its 2011-13 class of Equal Justice Works Fellows, who will embark this fall on two-year fellowships through which they will implement innovative projects at Foundation-funded legal aid organizations. In addition to addressing the civil legal needs of the poor in Florida, the EJW Fellowship Program enriches Florida’s legal assistance community through the enthusiasm of individual Fellows, who renew and enliven a host program’s legal advocacy.This year’s class — Vanessa Coe, alumna of Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center; Betsy Havens, alumna of University of Miami School of Law; and Franco Torres, alumnus of Boston University School of Law — will be tackling immigration and migrant workers’ rights and healthcare for disadvantaged children at legal aid organizations in Lake Worth, Miami, and Tallahassee.The EJW Fellowship Program was established and is operated by Washington, D.C.–based Equal Justice Works, which provides partial funding.Since 1999, The Florida Bar Foundation has provided matching funds for 65 Florida Equal Justice Works Fellows.The Foundation’s funding partners, The Florida Bar and the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, also provide matching funds for the fellowship.Through its Legal Assistance for the Poor (LAP) grant program, The Florida Bar Foundation provided $199,000 in matching grants to Foundation-funded legal aid organizations to host the 2011-13 fellows.The EJW Fellowship Program is often an experience that cements the Fellows’ desires to practice public interest law. More than 30 percent of Florida Equal Justice Fellows become legal aid attorneys, often continuing the work of their projects.Katherine DeBriere, 2008-10 EJW Fellow, has had a passion to work on the behalf of the developmentally disabled since she was a child. But she found her niche — working to prevent the unnecessary incarceration of the developmentally disabled — during her EJW fellowship at Florida Institutional Legal Services (FILS).“With the Foundation’s support, I was able to jumpstart a legal career working on issues that I care about the most,” said DeBriere, who continues to work on her project as a full-time legal aid attorney for FILS and Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. “I can honestly say that I love what I do, and because of the Foundation, I have the opportunity to do it every day.”Sharon Caserta, 2006-2008 EJW Fellow, and Cara Dobrev, a 2002-2004 EJW Fellow, are also examples of Foundation-funded EJW Fellows continuing their careers in public interest law. Caserta, a full-time legal aid attorney with Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, provides legal advocacy for the deaf/hard-of-hearing and blind citizens of Florida and has created a handbook for Florida attorneys called, “Providing Effective Communication for Clients who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf/Blind.”Dobrev is the litigation director for the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association’s Guardian ad Litem and Transitions programs. Gabrielle Davis is the communications coordinator for The Florida Bar Foundation and can be reached at [email protected] . March 15, 2011 Gabrielle Davis Regular Newslast_img read more

Sex In Movies Pushes Kids To Have Sex Earlier

first_imgForbes: Parents, you may want to hide the remote from your teens while you read this. Or at least make sure you’ve set the parental controls on your cable box.Kids who watch movies with more sex scenes tend to lose their virginity at a younger age, have more sexual partners and report less condom use, according to a new study from Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine.The article, “Greater Exposure to Sexual Content in Popular Movies Predicts Earlier Sexual Debut and Increased Risk Taking,” was published in the journal Psychological Science, and uses data from a six-year longitudinal study of American adolescents from June 2003 to October 2009.Read the whole story: Forbes More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Soldotna Drafting Litigation Against Nuisance Property

first_imgQueen says the property owner has worked with the city a couple of times prior to October to clean-up the property, even once allowing city crews to take two dump trucks full of garbage to the dump. Queen: “We have codes about public nuisance and they’re put in place because public nuisances can have a detrimental effect on the community at large. They can bring down property values, they can bring about illicit behavior, they can be an eyesore, or they can in some cases be an actual danger to physical health to the community. So in general, those are the laws that the dangerous building code and public nuisance code are trying to uphold. So that would be the reason why the city council wants us to move forward.” Council members asked if the city could be held liable if a member of the public entered the dangerous structure and was injured. Soldotna Building Inspector Ralph Linn told them that as far as he knows, the city could not be held liable because they do not have ownership in the home. Queen: “We issue notices of violation, we typically don’t do that unless we’ve had quite a bit of back and forth conversations with the person and in this case we had. It was in October that our building official actually issued the formal notice of violation to the property owner and that has not been complied with.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna City Council passed a resolution Wednesday allowing the city’s lawyer to draft litigation against a property owner whose partially burned home on Riverview Drive is considered dangerous.center_img Queen says she hopes that by the city moving forward with drafting the litigation the property owner will take action to remedy the dangerous home that is considered a public nuisance. Stephanie Queen, Soldotna’s Director of Economic Development & Planning, says informal conversations with the home owner began in 2014, asking them to secure the burned and open end of the home so people could not get in and get hurt. Contact with the property owner has been unsuccessful.last_img read more

Motorbike club dubious of council’s plans

first_imgBy Rowan Forster The head of Kooweerup’s Motorcycle Club (KMC) has broken his silence on Cardinia’s proposed racetrack complex, revealing…[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

Julia Kral Earns Southland Women’s Tennis Player of the Week Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – McNeese State  sophomore Julia Kral has been chosen Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday. Honorable mention this week goes to Lamar freshman Stephanie Marchena, Central Arkansas junior Nataly Yoo and Stephen F. Austin freshman Vivienne Kulicke. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his own player. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors.center_img Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Julia Kral, McNeese StateSophomore sensation Julia Kral turned in one of her most impressive performances of the season as she went 6-0 for the week in singles and doubles. Kral led the Cowgirls to three straight conference victories over Central Arkansas, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and UIW. The Teublitz, Germany, native won all three of her No. 2 singles matches in straight sets and did not give up more than seven total games in any of those matches. Her closest match was a 6-4, 6-3 victory over UCA’s Kelsey Williams last Tuesday. In doubles, Kral was equally impressive teaming up with Hannah Brett for victories of 8-2, 8-4 and 8-0 at the No. 2 spot.last_img read more

7% of Husbands and 6% of Wives Wouldn’t Take a Bullet For Their Spouse

first_imgYou’d like to think that if you marry someone, they’d be willing to take a bullet for you.  Or, at the VERY least, they’d be willing to lie to someone conducting a survey and SAY they’d take a bullet for you.But according to a new survey, 7% of husbands and 6% of wives admit they would NOT risk their own life by jumping in front of their spouse if someone was pointing a gun at them.It also found that 5% of men and 3% of women wouldn’t try to save their spouse if they were drowning.So if we’re that COLD with our husbands and wives, we’ve got to be WAY colder to strangers, right?The survey found about 19% of people wouldn’t intervene at all if a stranger was being held at gunpoint or drowning . . . even if that stranger was a KID.last_img read more