Orange ordered to pay Digicel €250M in Caribbean case

first_imgHome Orange ordered to pay Digicel €250M in Caribbean case Previous ArticleTelia lines up exec changesNext ArticleChina 5G additions accelerate A French appeals court awarded Digicel Group €249.5 million ($279.9 million) from rival Orange for uncompetitive behaviour across several markets in the Caribbean, Reuters reported, the latest judgement in a lengthy legal dispute over the issue.The Paris Appeals Court ruled Orange must pay €181.5 million in damages and €68 million in interest for business policies deemed to hamper competition, issues dating back more than ten years.Various cases and appeals related to the row between Digicel and Orange have been filed since March 2009. Following the previous judgement, made by the Commercial Court of Paris (CCP) in late 2017, Orange set aside €346 million in escrow to cover the final compensation sum.The CCP decision against Orange had awarded the full €346 covering a fine and interest, a sum reduced by the appeal concluded on Friday (19 June).Orange is reportedly mulling another appeal on the latest decision.The cash boost comes as troubled Digicel finalises a restructure of its massive debt pile, which the company said would reduce its liabilities by $1.6 billion and cut annual interest by $125 million. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 22 JUN 2020 Related 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 Las grandes operadoras europeas ponen condiciones a las RAN abiertascenter_img Tags Orange Ventures injects €30M into new fund Orange makes secure cloud pact for French market Español Chris Donkin DigicelOrangelast_img read more

To Cope with Stress, Try Learning Something New

first_imgStressed. Anxious. Exhausted. Drained. This is how many employees feel at work due to stressors like longer work hours, more-frequent hassles, the need to do more with fewer resources, and so on. Such work stress has been shown to induce anxiety and anger, unethical behavior, poor decision making, and chronic exhaustion and burnout — all of which impair personal and organizational performance.There are typically two ways people try to deal with this stress. One is to simply “buckle down and power through” — to focus on getting the stressful work done. Professional workers often have a “bias for action” and want to find a solution quickly; and they pride themselves on being tough people who can keep working despite feeling stressed and fatigued.The other common tactic is to retreat — to temporarily disconnect from work and get away from the stressful environment. Research on workday breaks has grown rapidly in the past few years, finding that relaxing and engaging breaks can improve emotions and boost energy at work. This helps explain why “relaxation facilities,” such as nap rooms, workout equipment, and entertainment zones are becoming popular offerings at companies in knowledge-intensive industries. Read the whole story: Harvard Business Review More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Ebola Scan for May 05, 2016

first_imgGuinea study finds Ebola RNA in semen up to 9 months after infectionA study of Ebola virus disease survivors in Guinea has added to previous evidence that the virus can persist for as long as 9 months in the semen of survivors, reinforcing the concern about a risk of sexual transmission for months after recovery.An international team of researchers tested 98 semen samples from 68 Ebola survivors in Conakry and Macenta, Guinea, from March through October 2015, according to their May 3 report in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) results for Ebola RNA were positive for 10 samples collected from eight men up to 276 days (9 months) after their first symptoms.The proportion of specimens that tested positive decreased over time, with positive results for 28.6% of specimens (4 of 14) obtained between 1 and 3 months after disease onset, 16.7% (3 of 18) collected at 4 to 6 months, and 6.5% (2 of 31) obtained at 7 to 9 months, the report says.The researchers did not determine whether the samples contained infectious virus. “Semen probably does not remain infectious during the whole period, and viral isolation and sequencing will soon be performed . . . to determine the infectivity of samples,” they wrote.In a study published in October 2015, Ebola RNA was found in the semen of 11 of 43 Ebola survivors who were tested between 7 and 9 months after their illness. And reports published in 2015 suggested that an Ebola case in a Liberian woman was probably caused by sexual transmission from her husband, an Ebola survivor.The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that Ebola survivors abstain from sex or use condoms for up to 6 months after Ebola infection if semen testing is unavailable.May 3 J Infect Dis report Accompanying May 3 J Infect Dis commentary Related CIDRAP News reports: Apr 5, 2016, and Oct 14, 2015 Post-epidemic Ebola cases in Liberia ascribed to lingering silent infectionA small Ebola outbreak that occurred in Liberia several months after its epidemic was declared halted was due to some unknown, persistently infected source, rather than an environmental source or cases in a neighboring country, according to findings from a large international team of scientists.Active Ebola transmission in Liberia was stopped in February 2015, notes the report, published Apr 29 in Science Advances. Subsequently, one case was confirmed in March 2015, and a cluster of seven cases popped up in June of the same year.The authors used epidemiologic and genomic data to investigate the source of that second post-epidemic flare-up, which occurred in Needowein, Margibi County. They said they found links between the Needowein cluster and a cluster of cases that had occurred nearly a year earlier in the nearby Barclay Farm community.The researchers couldn’t pinpoint the source, however. They found that Ebola virus genomes from two Barclay Farm patients differed from Ebola genomes from the Needowein outbreak by only one nucleotide, suggesting direct transmission, but the Barclay Farm patients had died in August 2014.Another possible link was a woman from Barclay Farm who had a presumed Ebola infection and who moved to Needowein, but her case was never confirmed, the report says. The authors speculate that the source of the virus might have been an unidentified Ebola survivor with ties to the Barclay Farm cluster.The report notes that Liberia was again declared free of Ebola in September 2015, but three more linked cases were confirmed in November. And just over a month ago, on Apr 1, the WHO reported yet another new case in Liberia. The WHO warned in March that sporadic cases are likely to occur because of lingering infections in survivors.Previous reports have shown that the virus can linger in immune-protected parts of the body, such as the eyes and testes, and sexual transmission has been suspected as the source of some recent illness clusters (see item above).Apr 29 Science Advances report Apr 1 CIDRAP News story on most recent Ebola case in Liberialast_img read more

Purple-haired police hope to raise awareness

first_imgPurple-haired police hope to raise awareness Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. PULASKI, Va. – A couple of purple-haired police hope to get some attention that could help save domestic violence victims.The Virginia officers are observing Domestic Violence Awareness month by dying their hair purple and challenging others to join them. The Pulaski Police Department acknowledges that that the change in hair color will not solve the issue of domestic violence.“While we realize this will not end the issue, hopefully, it can make a difference in some lives simply by grabbing the attention of victims/witnesses and educating them on the many options they do have to remove themselves (and children) from dangerous situations,” a statement posted to Facebook reads.Here are some harrowing statistics about domestic violence in the United States:More than 10 million people, which is 20 people per minute, are physically abused by someone they know intimately, according to statistics from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.Three women die every day because of domestic violence, according to the National Network to End Domestic Violence.The latest report from the United States Census Bureau shows that out of all recorded incidents of violence, 21 percent of victims were in domestic situations involving an intimate partner, immediate family member or other relative.In Florida, an average of 3,349 victims receive domestic violence services that include emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy and peer support, according to a 2015 survey from the National Network to End Domestic Violence. But the 43 state programs reported that 21 of their service programs had been reduced or eliminated.The federal government came to the defense of domestic violence victims with federal legislation more than two decades ago. The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 was a major win for the rights and federal protections of abuse victims and ushered further improvements, education and advocacy in the country.To get free help with domestic violence, you have options throughout Southwest Florida:Abuse Counseling & Treatment, Inc. 24-hour hotlineLee County 239-939-3112Henry and Glades counties 1-800-500-1119 (domestic violence) and 1-888-956-7273 (sexual assault)Email: [email protected] The Center For Abuse & Rape EmergenciesCharlotte County 24-hour crisis hotline 941-627-6000 and 941-637-0404 (sexual assault)Shelter 6868 San Casa Drive Englewood, FL 34224 Published: October 13, 2016 3:26 PM EDT Updated: October 13, 2016 3:35 PM EDT The Shelter for Abused Women & Children24-hour Collier County crisis line 239-775-1101 SHARElast_img read more

Small but lively crowd cheers Farmington Founders Festival parade

first_imgWhile attendance seemed light, the 2017 Founders Festival parade still rolled along Grand River from Mooney Street to Liberty on July 22, during the Greater Farmington Founders Festival.Rain in the forecast likely kept some folks from attending A light drizzle started about halfway through the lineup, with the final parade units taking on the most water. Here’s a look at some of the fun:     Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce volunteers lead the 2017 parade.                      Reported by admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chelsea in an advantageous position after the stalemate against Manchester United at Old Trafford

first_imgAdvertisement 67oNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs790Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E0x( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 24aksWould you ever consider trying this?😱bt2sCan your students do this? 🌚1fz1e9Roller skating! Powered by Firework Chelsea are slightly in an advantageous position to finish in the top four this season after the 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford. After this result, the Blues are at the fourth position in the League Table with 68 points in 36 matches so far. Manchester United are still 3 points behind Chelsea with only 2 games left for the season in the Premier League.Advertisement The match has started in a brilliant way for the Red Devils as Juan Mata scored the first goal of the match for the home side. The ball was provided by Luke Shaw this time. However, the Blues equalised just at the half time mark. Marcos Alonso scored the goal for the Blues. It was against the run of play. Antonio Rudiger took a shot from outside the box. The shot was on target; but it should have been a routine save for David De Gea. However, the star Spanish Goalkeeper was unable to grab the ball properly. It bounced back towards Marcos Alonso and he made no mistake to put it into the Goal.Advertisement The first half ended with a scoreline of 1-1. In the second half of the match, both the sides got ample opportunities to take the lead. However, neither was successful to score the winning goal of the match. So, it ended with a stalemate at Old Trafford on Sunday.Manchester United’s last-ditch attempt to sign Van Dijk while he was already in Liverpool revealedAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Outlook on look out for elderly

first_imgOutlook Community Centre in Pakenham is working alongside Victoria’s Council of the Ageing (COTA) on a trial project called ‘My…[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. By Mitchell Clarke last_img

School construction underway

first_imgClassrooms might be virtually empty at present, but construction crews continue to work on bringing Pakenham’s newest secondary college to…[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. By Mitchell Clarke last_img