AT&T extends Time Warner deal deadline

first_img Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Previous ArticleCIRP: Apple iPhone 8 selling like an S modelNext ArticleFeature: Global MBBF 2017 Preview video Amazon reels in MGM Tags US chip funding tipped to top $150B Diana Goovaerts AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 23 OCT 2017 Related AT&T extended the deadline for close of its merger with Time Warner as the deal works its way through regulatory channels.In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, AT&T indicated both the operator and Time Warner have “elected to extend” the original 22 October 2017 deadline for a “short period of time” as they await the final regulatory approvals needed to close the transaction.The $85 billion deal was announced in October 2016.Waiting on the USLast week, AT&T received approval for the Time Warner deal from Brazil’s antitrust regulator with “targeted conditions”. Those conditions don’t include the sale or divesture of any AT&T or Time Warner assets, the operator noted. The merger also received approvals from Chile, Mexico and the European Commission.The last major piece of the puzzle is securing approval from US regulatory authorities at the Department of Justice (DoJ) under newly appointed antitrust head Makan Delrahim.Previous reports indicated AT&T was making headway in its talks with the DoJ, but government officials reportedly want to ensure AT&T won’t discriminate against rival content players and will make customer data available to competitors at a fair price.AT&T previously expressed confidence the deal will be approved, claiming the proceedings are “on track” from its perspective. Author AT&TDepartment of Justice (DoJ)mergermerger and acquisitionTime Warner Home AT&T extends Time Warner deal deadline AT&T pushes cybersecurity to public sectorlast_img read more

Deadline approaches for Groves Mother of the Year nominations

first_img Nominations will be accepted through noon Friday.To nominate your mother, submit a letter stating why she should be selected “Mother of the Year” in 300 words or less. Also, include her name and address as well as your name and address and daytime phone number. The only restriction is the nominee must be a resident of Groves. A committee will review the entries and the person who submitted the winning entry will be notified the week of May 6.Submit your letter of nomination to the Groves Chamber of Commerce & Tourist Center by noon on Friday, May 3. The Chamber office is located at 4399 Main Ave., Groves. The Chamber telephone number is (409) 962-3631. GROVES — The deadline for submitting nominations for the Groves Mother of the Year is quickly approaching.last_img read more

New one-dose drug prevents malaria relapse, studies show

first_imgResults from trials of tafenoquine, a novel anti-relapse medicine for patients infected with Plasmodium vivax malaria, have shown the drug to be effective and safe, according to a pair of studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine.Tafenoquine was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration in 2018, making it the first new medicine targeting P vivax malaria in more than 60 years.Each year, P vivax malaria causes 7.5 million infections worldwide, and, unlike other parasite species that cause malaria, P vivax can lie dormant in a patent’s liver and eventually cause relapses of the disease.”A single P. vivax infection may therefore give rise to multiple episodes of malaria, in the absence of a new mosquito bite. These relapses can occur weeks, months or even years after the initial infection,” Gavin Koh, PhD, a researcher at GlaxoSmithKline and an author of the study, told CIDRAP News. GlaxoSmithKline partnered with the nonprofit Medicines for Malaria Venture to study tafenoquine.The dormant forms of the parasite cannot be treated with most other antimalarial treatments.Tafenoquine vs primaquineThe randomized control trial was conducted with 522 patients with confirmed P vivax infection enrolled in sites in Ethiopia, Peru, Brazil, Cambodia, Thailand, and the Philippines. The patients were treated with a 3-day course of chloroquine, a standard drug used to treat the initial malaria infection.Participants were also assigned to receive a single 300-milligram (mg) dose of tafenoquine on day 1 or 2 (260 patients), placebo (133 patients), or a 15-mg dose of primaquine once daily for 14 days (129 patients). The outcome measure was clearance of P vivax after 6 months.Primaquine is the standard treatment for malaria caused by P vivax, but Koh said most patients do not comply with the 14 days of dosage required to treat the infection.A total of 62.4% of patients in the tafenoquine group (95% confidence interval [CI], 54.9% to 69.0%), 27.7% in the placebo group (95% CI, 19.6% to 36.6%), and 69.6% in the primaquine group (95% CI, 60.2 to 77.1) were free of P vivax after 6 months.”When considering the compliance issue of primaquine in the real-world setting, we saw that more than 95% of patients in the primaquine group took their treatment as instructed in the setting of a clinical study,” Koh said.Safety concerns and real-world useFrom a safety standpoint, tafenoquine carries the burden of causing hemolysis in some patients who have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD). Before treatment with the drug, patients must have their G6PD levels tested.Currently, there are no point-of-care tests that determine G6PD status in field conditions, a potential problem, writes Nicholas J. White, FRS, in an accompanying commentary.”It is too early to say whether tafenoquine can be used safely on a large scale in routine practice and thus fulfill its promise as a radical improvement in the treatment of malaria,” White wrote.See also:Jan 17 N Engl J Med studyJan 17 N Engl J Med study Jan 17 N Engl J Med commentarylast_img read more

Pats to play in wild-card game, 49ers get NFC’s No. 1…

first_imgLoading…Sponsored Content8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Surprising Ways Drones Could Be Used In The Future5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks “We didn’t play the way we’re capable of playing and it ended up costing us,” Brady said. “Just too many bad mistakes.”The Patriots (12-4) are the No. 3 overall seed in the AFC and will have to fix things in a hurry as they host Tennessee (9-7) next Saturday night.“We’ve got a game next week, we’ve got to get ready to go,” Patriots safety Devin McCourty said. “Nobody should feel sorry for us, we shouldn’t feel sorry for ourselves. Our goal is to play in the playoffs. We got a shot next week at all of that.”San Francisco earned the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs with a 26-21 victory at Seattle. Jimmy Garoppolo and the NFC West champion 49ers (13-3) held on and sent Russell Wilson and the Seahawks (11-5) on the road to open the playoffs in the wild-card round next Sunday at Philadelphia.San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo drops back to pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)“It’s a good step in the right direction,” Garoppolo said. “We’ve got a long way to go, though.”The Titans clinched their spot by beating Houston 35-14, eliminating both Pittsburgh and Oakland in the process. All three teams had a chance at the playoffs, but Tennessee had the easiest path by needing to win — and got it against a Texans squad that rested several starters, including quarterback Deshaun Watson.“I think it’s great when you can determine whether you get to continue to play football,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel said. “There was some great effort, but we’re going to have to improve and play better. Everything gets harder from here on out.”The last time New England played on wild-card weekend, it lost at home to the Ravens. The Patriots have never made it to the Super Bowl with Brady and coach Bill Belichick while playing in the opening round.“We’ve got to move forward and get ready to go or the end of our season will be next week if we don’t turn the page and play good football, way better than today,” McCourty said. “Nobody feels sorry for the Patriots not getting a first-round bye in the playoffs.”Meanwhile, the Chiefs (12-4) are the No. 2 seed and will be able to watch the opening round, along with the top-seeded Baltimore Ravens (14-2).Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates following an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. Kansas City Chiefs won 31-21. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)“We’ll step back, the guys will come in tomorrow, we’ll have a team meeting, I’ll give them a schedule for what’s going on the next week here during the bye week,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “The main thing is we get work done, but we rest up and get ready for whoever we might play.”Kansas City’s victory also locked Houston into the No. 4 seed, and the Texans (10-6) will host the Buffalo Bills (10-6) next Saturday.Despite resting several starters, including quarterback Lamar Jackson, running back Mark Ingram, guard Marshal Yanda and safety Earl Thomas, Baltimore cruised past Pittsburgh 28-10 to ride into the playoffs on a 12-game winning streak.“It’s the best team in football in the regular season this year, but that doesn’t count for anything in the next season,” coach John Harbaugh said. “In the next season, we have to obviously go to work this week and become a better football team.”Green Bay earned a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs with a 23-20 victory at Detroit, the Packers’ fifth straight win.“We’re hot,” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. “But you’ve got to start all over in the playoffs and it’s all great football teams now, so the margin of error is even smaller.”Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)Rodgers and the Packers (13-3) lost out on home-field advantage with San Francisco’s win, but have the No. 2 seed in the conference.“The NFC is wide open,” Rodgers said.New Orleans routed Carolina 42-10 to finish 13-3 in the regular season, but Drew Brees and Co. then had to wait for the result of the 49ers-Seahawks game to see what their playoff path would be.New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)The NFC South champions will be the No. 3 seed and will host Minnesota (10-6) in the wild-card round next Sunday.Injury-ravaged Philadelphia (9-7) won the NFC East with a 34-17 win over the New York Giants, eliminating Dallas with the victory. The Eagles, with their second division title in three years, will host the Seahawks.“This team, when it’s crunch time this time of year, we get it done,” Eagles defensive tackle Tim Jernigan said after his team finished the schedule with a four-game winning streak. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady leaves the field after being defeated by the Miami Dolphins in an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)New York (AP) — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will be playing in the postseason a week earlier than usual this year. The defending Super Bowl champs open the playoffs during wild-card weekend for the first time since 2009 after they lost 27-24 to Miami on Sunday and Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Los Angeles Chargers 31-21 to earn a first-round bye. 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Football: Arsenal hope to solve defensive woes with West Ham star in January

first_imgAdvertisement 73fhNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs44euhjWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eion( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3daejWould you ever consider trying this?😱c2uzsqCan your students do this? 🌚8avxc3Roller skating! Powered by Firework North London club Arsenal have been brutally marred by defensive problems and plagued by injuries under brand new manager Unai Emery, and they will hope to close up at least one of the holes in the backline by signing West Ham United defender Reece Oxford who seeks an exit from the Hammers this January.Advertisement With Arsenal’s usual backline stoppers Rob Holding, who is out for the remainder of the season owing to a ruptured ligament, and Shkodran Mustafi, who picked up a hamstring injury, both unable to participate in the near future, Emery will hope to add defensive recruits to his team in the January transfer window. One of the most probable prospects of the Spanish manager is West Ham’s 20-year old young buck Reece Oxford.Oxford was the Hammers’ youngest Premier League debut when the talent first featured as a 16-year-old but four seasons on he is struggling to hold a place down at the Olympic Stadium. However, present West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini does not look quite impressed with the young Englishman, and this if reflected in Pellegrini’s decision to play other players over Oxford, thereby giving the 20-year old very minimal play time.Advertisement This has led Oxford to try and leave the Hammers in hope of more field time at other clubs and Arsenal are hoping that the strained relationship between the duo could allow them to negotiate a deal in the winter and to strengthen their defensive options. Advertisement Racist chanting at Serie A match leads to Inter Milan fan’s death Advertisementlast_img read more

Stephen F. Austin’s Payne Named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week

first_imgPayne will look to raise the bar when the SFA pole vault crew joins the rest of the track and field squad at the Howie Ryan Invitational this weekend in Houston. The two-day meet is set to begin on Friday at 10:00 a.m. while Payne will be in action starting at 3:00 p.m. One week after posting the best women’s indoor pole vault mark in NCAA history, Payne demolished her own record not once, but twice, on Saturday afternoon at the University of New Mexico Lobo Collegiate Open. She surpassed 4.65m (15-3) on her first attempt and then cleared 4.75m (15-7) on her first run before hanging it up for the day. Payne’s impressive performance in the Albuquerque Convention Center puts her tied for No. 3 on the all-time U.S. women’s indoor performers list and tied for 11th on the all-time world performers list. No other American woman has ever jumped higher in the month of January. At five different heights, Payne didn’t miss a single time as she left the rest of the 31-woman field in the dust. She won the event by more than a foot for her second consecutive individual crown of the 2015 indoor season. The New Braunfels native has been the top collegiate performer in all three of her meets this year.center_img NEW ORLEANS, La. – For the second week in a row, Stephen F. Austin’s Demi Payne has been named the Division I Women’s National Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the organization announced on Tuesday morning. Payne, who broke the NCAA record with a 4.63m (15-2.25) leap on Jan. 17 at the Texas A&M Team Invitational, now owns the top three jumps all-time in the NCAA (15-2.25, 15-3, 15-7).last_img read more

Number of Virtual World Users Breaks 1 Billion, Roughly Half Under Age 15

first_imgThe most popular virtual world for those under 15 is Stardoll with 69 million registered users. But the largest is Habbo, with over 175 million accounts. KZero identifies the 15 to 25 age bracket as “the one to watch” over the next year, as “With an active user base as large as Habbo’s it’s the perfect testing ground for emerging initiatives such as branded virtual goods, simulcasting/real-event integration and product extension.”Of course the number of registered users doesn’t mean the number of active accounts. But the increase in the registrations still points to a rather phenomenal market penetration, something likely to grow as more of these worlds become available via mobile. Tags:#news#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… More telling perhaps than just this record-breaking number is the demographic where this is occurring: 468 million virtual world registered users are between the ages of 10 and 15, an increase of 24 million from the second quarter of the year.The second largest group is 15 to 25 year olds, which increased by 15 million to hit 288 million accounts. Although the number of people over the age of 25 participating in virtual worlds isn’t increasing at this same rapid rate, the numbers have still almost doubled since 2009. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img audrey watters Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market The number of users registered for virtual world sites broke the 1 billion mark during the third quarter of this year. That’s the finding of KZero, a British analytics company that specializes in the virtual worlds and virtual goods market. Virtual worlds are those online communities where people operate avatars in a computer simulated environment, such as Second Life and Blue Mars.That’s an increase of 51 million from Q2 of 2010 and a 350 million increase from this time last year. last_img read more

Moneyball For The Consumer Web

first_imgRelated Posts Lee noted that it’s really hard to tell, just from looking at the dresses online, which of those dresses are the most popular amongst its users. Instead, she said, “you have to rely on the data.”Another of Kleiner’s online retail startups, One Kings Lane, has reduced customer acquisition costs by 30%, “just by playing Moneyball.”Two other themes that Kleiner Perkins has noticed: First, big data by itself is not enough – it also has to be real-time. Second, it’s not just startup employees who should tap into and use this data. The every day consumer should be able to self-serve and use the data too. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting One of the more interesting presentations this morning at Web 2.0 Summitwas Moneyball for the Consumer Web, from Aileen Lee of the VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Lee used the Michael Lewis book, Moneyball, as inspiration for how to improve a consumer Web startup. Moneyball is the real-life story of Billy Beane, current Oakland A’s GM, who got “radical with data” and successfully built a data-obsessed culture in a pro baseball team.Lee referenced a startup called RentTheRunway, which rents designer dresses. She showed how this startup used data in order to vastly improve its service to consumers.It’s no surprise that utilizing large amounts of customer data leads to an improved product – that was as true in the offline world of retail as it is in the online retail market. What’s perhaps less well known is how much emphasis Web companies are putting into data science nowadays.What does Web 2.0 mean to you? Comment for a chance to win a $500 home office upgrade. Brought to you by HP Input/Output. As Lee put it, building a data driven culture is “happening at the smartest online companies these days.” As an example, she referred to LinkedIn, which hired DJ Patilas its Chief Scientist. Patil built up a team of 200 people – including data scientists, product engineers and more. One of the products to come out of that group was the ‘people you may know’ feature.RentTheRunway (“love. wear. return.”) implemented a data culture too. After analyzing how customers rented dresses online, it concluded that there are 19 variables that are important. Those include color, designer name, dress length, time of year, occasion/purpose, age of renter, body type, neckline, model wearing dress, price. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#conferences#e-commerce#web#Web 2.0 Summit 2011 richard macmanus Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more