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Britain bans China’s Huawei, handing US big win

first_imgThe politically-fraught change in Britain’s digital future was made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a meeting with his cabinet and National Security Council.It requires companies to stop buying new 5G equipment from Huawei starting next year and strip out existing gear by the end of 2027.”This has not been an easy decision, but it is the right one for the UK telecoms networks, for our national security and our economy,” digital minister Oliver Dowden told parliament. Britain on Tuesday bowed to growing US pressure and ordered the phased removal of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei from its 5G network despite warnings of retaliation from Beijing.The policy reversal hands a long-sought victory to US President Donald Trump’s administration in its geopolitical tug-of-war with China.The White House said the decision “reflects a growing international consensus that Huawei and other untrusted vendors pose a threat to national security, as they remain beholden to the Chinese Communist Party”. Diversification Johnson has challenged the Trump administration to come up with a reliable and cost-effective alternative to the Chinese firm.Britain is pushing for the creation of a 5G club of nations that can pool their resources and provide individual components for an alternative solution that could be applied across the world.The UK government said the process would begin with South Korea’s Samsung and Japan’s NEC — two veterans with broad production capabilities — while offering protection for Finland’s Nokia and Sweden’s Ericsson to ensure they remained viable players in the field.Ericsson’s regional head Arun Bansal said his firm was “ready to work with the UK operators to meet their timetable, with no disruption to customers”.Nokia’s chief executive for UK and Ireland, Cormac Whelan, said the firm also has “the capacity and expertise to replace all of the Huawei equipment in the UK’s networks at scale and speed”.But UK officials caution that all existing players have some Huawei equipment in their supply chains that needs to be taken into account. Topics : But the move threatens to further damage Britain’s ties with the Asian power and carry a big cost for UK mobile providers that have relied on Huawei equipment for nearly 20 years.Huawei called it “politicized” and likely to put Britain “in the digital slow lane”.China’s ambassador in London, Liu Xiaoming, called it a “disappointing and wrong decision”.”It has become questionable whether the UK can provide an open, fair and non-discriminatory business environment for companies from other countries,” he wrote on Twitter.  ‘Outages’ Johnson had come under intensifying pressure to not only dump Huawei but also adopt a tough line with China for its treatment of Hong Kong and repression of ethnic Uighurs in the western Xinjiang region.But he also pledged to voters last year to bring broadband access to all Britons by 2025.British telecoms companies had lobbied strongly against the policy reversal because of the cost of taking existing equipment out and finding untested alternatives.Dowden conceded Britons will now have to wait longer to get full access to the rapid new network.”This means a cumulative delay to 5G roll-out of two to three years and costs of up to £2 billion [$2.5 billion, 2.2 billion euros],” he said. “This will have real consequences for the connections on which all our constituents rely.”But officials insisted that Huawei had managed to install only a “small amount” of equipment since the 5G system began being offered to UK consumers last year. US sanctions Johnson infuriated Trump and upset some members of his own Conservative party by allowing the Chinese leader in global 5G technology to help roll out Britain’s speedy new data network in January.The UK was then completing its tortuous departure from the European Union and looking to establish strong ties with powerful Asian economies that could fulfill Johnson’s vision of a “Global Britain”.But the Trump administration told the UK government that its choice imperiled intelligence sharing because British signals could be intercepted or manipulated by China.Washington believes the private company can also shut down rival countries’ 5G networks under Beijing’s orders in times of war.Huawei has always denied this and pointed to two decades of cooperation with British security agencies that checked on the safety of its existing 3G and 4G networks.The British review was triggered by Washington sanctions in May that blocked Huawei’s access to US chips at the heart of 5G networks.The sanctions did not impact older 3G and 4G providers and Britain left its guidance for those networks unchanged.last_img read more

Arsenal’s stunning new Adidas shirts for 2019-20 season leaked

first_img / Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 23 May 2019 9:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Arsenal’s stunning new Adidas shirts for 2019-20 season leaked More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Coming Next Skip Ad Arsenal will return to Adidas for the 2019-20 season (Instagram)Arsenal’s new Adidas home and away shirts for the 2019-2020 season have been leaked – and Gunners fans are delighted with the new design.Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright posted the picture of Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette wearing the new shirts on Instagram on Wednesday evening.The picture was subsequently deleted but fans who have got a quick glimpse liked what they saw.Arsenal’s home Adidas shirt – which will be their first from the German kit manufacturer since 1994, features a v-neck collar with the traditional red and white colours.ADVERTISEMENT Video Settings Read More Skip Not an arsenal fan but I love the home shirt, early 90s vibe to it.— Daniel foster (@Danielf77514105) May 23, 2019 Top articles Read More by Metro I haven’t been able to stop looking at this image all day. Everything about it is immaculate and I’ll be devastated if these aren’t Arsenal’s shirts for next season. pic.twitter.com/6cielv5Ws5— Tom Powell (@Tom__Powell) May 23, 2019 Read More 1 min. storycenter_img Full Screen Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling SPONSORED Read More For the away shirt, Adidas have gone back to a yellow colourway and appear to have taken some inspiration from their iconic away strip which Arsenal players wore from 1991 to 1993. Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE About Connatix V67539 1/1 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have modelled the two shirts (Instagram)Arsenal have been wearing Puma kits for the last five years but signed a five-year deal with Adidas in October worth £300m.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Gunners are set to earn £60m per season from Adidas, which makes the kit deal one of the most lucrative in world football. Arsenal’s away shirt from 1991-93 is one of their most iconic jerseys from Adidas (Allsport)Meanwhile, Arsenal fans are delighted with Adidas’ efforts. The Arsenal Adidas shirts are beautiful— Wavey (@afcstupidteam) May 23, 2019 Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More PLAY Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

The $2.4m ultimate birthday present

first_imgAnd one after the renovation“And the vendors, they are delighted,” Ms Rudolph said. “I think what makes it special for them is that they hoped it would be bought by someone who appreciated all the effort they put in.”And those vendors were fashion and interior stylist Natalie Winter and her husband Gerry Heffernan, who bought the property in 2013 and tripled its size. A bathroom before the renovationShe said the family inspected the house again on Tuesday, and signed on the dotted line that day, with the house going unconditional today. The house during the renovationIt was purchased by a local Brisbane family, who recently sold their own renovator’s delight at Red Hill and were looking for the perfect home. RELATED: WORKERS COTTAGE TRANSFORMED IN TO A STATEMENT HOME MORE: THE QUEENSLAND PROPERTIES HOTTER THAN THE HEATWAVE More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoThe kitchen after the renovationMs Rudolph said that she then ran in to the family having breakfast on Monday, with the husband whispering that it was his wife’s birthday and they wanted to have another quick look with the entire family. MORE: THE BEST BEACH HOUSE IN AUSTRALIA IS UP FOR GRABS 45 Hayward St, Paddington, has sold to a local family for $2.4 millionONE lucky Brisbane mum has received the ultimate birthday present, albeit a day late.Ray White New Farm agent Christine Rudolph confirmed that 45 Hayward St at Paddington, a property dubbed The White House, has sold for $2.4 million. Post the sale, Ms Winter said she was delighted with the result, but were sad to leave it. The kitchen before the renovation“It was love at first sight,” Ms Rudolph said. “The new owners are a young professional couple with a little boy.“They had a look (last Saturday) and their little boy was asleep in the car but she wanted to have a quick look to see if it looked as good as it did in the pictures.“She did a quick scout, then hubby came in … they were in there probably 10 minutes and just fell in love.” “We are now scoping around for another project,” she said. “We had a lot of families through so would possibly make a few more areas for smaller kids, tick a few more boxes, like an extra bedroom, but other than that we are very happy.” MORE: CLIVE PALMER’S HEIR LOSES SMALL FORTUNE ON SALE Interior stylist Nat Winter at her renovated Paddington house. Photo: Glenn Hunt / The AustralianWhen the property hit the market, Ms Winter said there was just “100m under roof” and that it wasn’t much to look at.“But we fell in love with the house for its good bones and we have 40 linear metres of street frontage which is amazing,” Ms Winter, who owns Chasing Winter, an interior styling business, said at the time.last_img read more

Love to cook? There’s two sinks, two ovens, two dishwashers here

first_imgRelax and unwind at 25 Merinda St, Greenslopes.Mr Behrendt said the kitchen was a cook’s dream with a central island bench with waterfall stone benchtops, butler’s pantry, two dishwashers, two ovens, and two sinks. Local and interstate buyers have expressed keen interest in the property.“Contemporary homes in Greenslopes are slowly evolving as they have in neighbouring suburbs of Coorparoo, Holland Park and Camp Hill,” he said.“The streetscape in changing in Greenslopes as grand new houses emerge.” Imagine coming home to this piece of art every day. Inside 25 Merinda St, Greenslopes. The kitchen area at 25 Merinda St, Greenslopes is massive and has two ovens and two sinks.Set in one of Greenslopes’ premier streets, this new home is only moments to Coorparoo Square and 5km to the CBD.Mr Behrendt said the main drawcard was the space created towards the rear of the property which encapsuled the grand living area with the 6m void, bi-fold doors that opened onto a covered entertaining area with lush landscaped gardens and a swimming pool. “The combination of bold black steel with warm spotted gum timber and stainless steel is a striking combination or warmth and modern edge design,” he said.“Five bedrooms with four bathrooms provide ample room for a family with the fifth bedroom positioned downstairs – perfect for a home business or teenage retreat.”center_img 25 Merinda St, Greenslopes is a stunning new three-storey build.A luxury new home at Greenslopes has hit the market with plenty of internal space for a family to enjoy.The five-bedroom, four-bathroom property at 25 Merinda St is on a 405sq m block.McGrath Bulimba-Balmoral selling agent Gunther Behrendt said the property was bought in 2016 and the existing house demolished to create this contemporary three-level home.“This is a home you would expect in Bulimba with is modern sleek design, bold architecture and grand open-plan living using space to create a sense of harmony with the building,” Mr Behrendt said. He said there was a 6m void, living room wrapped in black steel and spotted gum timber to make a grand statement.The home features glass sliding windows to the front in both the second living room and main bedroom. “This instant opening creates excellent ventilation and connection with the outside outlook. Mirrored window treatment ensures privacy,” Mr Behrendt said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agolast_img read more

DOWASCO says lessons must be learnt from Wednesdays flooding

first_img Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews DOWASCO says lessons must be learnt from Wednesdays flooding by: – October 3, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Tweet 25 Views   no discussions General Manager of DOWASCO Mr. Bernard Ettinoffe. (file photo)General Manager of the Dominica Water and Sewerage Company (DOWASCO) Bernard Ettinoffe says there are lessons to be learnt from a major disruption in water services following the passage of tropical storm Ophelia.Several communities were without pipe borne water for days due to damaged pipelines and murky water as a result of serious flooding.“Even Dominica’s terrain is an issue. We know that it’s a difficult terrain and if we have to link pipes again, we will have to do it the same way because we don’t have much choice. We have learnt that we need to anchor the pipers more sturdily. One of the things we have leant is the need for additional storage and we are working on that,” he said.Meantime Ettinoffe said the heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding also took a toll on the staff.“We are always short staff during times like these. The staff that we have is already stretched taking care of the normal operations hence the reason why it takes a number of weeks to rectify a problem at times. We sometimes don’t even have enough vehicles to deal with that situation sometimes,” he added.He said however DOWASCO can boast of a dedicated hardworking team.“It is not the ordinary job. The men are braving the weather and braving the storm and I want to appreciate them for what they are doing,” he said.Here are a few photographs of areas affected by the Tropical Ophelia last week some of which were submitted by our viewers: [nggallery id = 73]Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Douglas calls for togetherness in Portsmouth

first_imgLocalNews Douglas calls for togetherness in Portsmouth by: – March 29, 2012 Tweet 36 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Hon. Ian Douglas.Parliamentary Representative for the Portsmouth Constituency Ian Douglas has called on the fishermen in his community to collaborate with other businesses to enhance the sector.Douglas says a fish festival, a weekly fish Fridays and exhibition are just some ways the communities can come together to build the community.According to Douglas, there is a level of divisiveness in the community that must be addressed.“Try to collaborate with other persons in other business. You can collaborate with those in the yacht sector. The small restaurants can work with fishermen to purchase their products,” he advised.Douglas said there have been some setbacks but that should not deter any effort at moving forward.“All of us have a part to play in community building. Join forces, hold hands, don’t lose hope. He is suggesting that shares be sold to the members who are not involved in the sector.“This is a good way to build a strong business entity. Some of our Fisherfolk are getting old and there will come a day when our earning power will be reduced. I think you should get into a pension plan for fishermen,” he explained.He said the future of Dominica lies in the development of Portsmouth.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

After 18 months in charge,Hammers will beg me to stay – Moyes

first_imgDavid Moyes believes he will do so well in the 18 months at the West Ham that they will have no option but to renew his contract moyes The 56-year-old Scotsman, whose reputation took a battering during a deeply unsuccessful spell as Manchester United boss in 2013-14, signed an 18 month contract with the Premier League strugglers on Sunday. Moyes was let go by co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan after the 2017-18 season despite leading the club to survival and a 13th-place finish. He was replaced by Manuel Pellegrini, whose tenure came to an end on Saturday following the 2-1 home defeat by high-flying Leicester City which left the Hammers fourth from bottom just a point above Aston Villa. Moyes, who established his reputation with Everton before the demoralising spell at United, said he was not bitter about being let go in 2018. “No, because things were done correctly — I wasn’t taken on and I was told that,” he said on Monday at a press conference ahead of Wednesday’s home game with fellow strugglers Bournemouth. Loading… “I was disappointed, I’ve said that, but I’ve got another chance to go again. “I think it says a lot about the owners, they thought the job I did was good enough to give me another opportunity. “This time I’m going to make it so there’s no choice but to renew. “There’s a clause in there and I’m going to make it impossible to ignore that, that’s my plan.” Read Also:West Ham confirm David Moyes return on 18-month deal Moyes, who also had unsuccessful spells at Spanish side Real Sociedad and Sunderland, said he had not hesitated when he received a phone call from the owners. “It was very simple when they called me,” he said. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?last_img read more

Saha: Martial’s anger and aggressiveness makes him unplayable

first_img Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Use Your Zodiac Signs To Find A Perfect Job “Everyone always tells me “he needs to run more”, but why is he here? He needs to score goals. Don’t tell him to run more if it’s going to affect his goal ratios. Read Also:Odion Ighalo is poised to lead Man United’s Champions League charge “The attitude doesn’t matter. Playing for United can be really hard if you’re not getting fed by your team-mates, but everyone knows he is a massive threat and only needs one or two chances to score.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Former Manchester United striker, Louis Saha, has said that Anthony Martial ‘is currently’ in “unplayable” form. Martial grabbed a crucial away goal for Man United in Belgium Martial has scored a goal in each of the club’s last three games taking his season tally to 15 in all competitions. “His skills are just unbelievable – the anger and aggressiveness he is showing right now is unplayable,” Saha told the Daily Mail.Advertisementlast_img read more

Aurora man arrested after attempted robbery from drug dealer

first_imgLAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — An Aurora man has been arrested after police say he fired a gun during an attempt to rob a drug dealer.Police say that four people traveled to Lawrenceburg to an abandoned home on the 200 block of East High Street.Matthew Hartoford, 21, was one of four involved in the incident.Police say that Hartford and another male tried to steal 1.5 ounces of marijuana from the dealer, while the driver and a passenger drove to a parking garage nearby and waited.During the attempted robbery, a fight occurred.During the fight, a gun fell out of Hartford’s pants.During a struggle over the gun, it fired and everyone fled the scene.Multiple witnesses reported hearing two gunshots.The 2 ran to the waiting car and left the scene.Lawrenceburg officers stopped the vehicle on US 50 in Greendale.Police found several firearms in the car and on Hartford.Hartford was arrested on charges of Carrying a Handgun without a License, Criminial Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon, and Disorderly Conduct.last_img read more