Verizon is in the second year of delivering 5G services in the US using millimeter-wave spectrum. A journey starting with the launch of 5G Home for fixed wireless access (FWA) in 2018 was followed by 5G mobility services in 2019 with both running on Verizon’s 5G Ultra-Wideband network.The use of the millimeter-wave spectrum for wireless services represents a new opportunity for service providers. The enhancement that 5G connectivity provides changes the game for applications leveraging artificial intelligence, robotics, augmented/virtual reality and/or IoT.The 5G user experience will not be limited to the millimeter-wave band and coverage. The service has been designed to use both 4G and 5G and will leverage capabilities such as dual connectivity, carrier aggregation and dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS). This approach has the advantage of minimizing the experience of coverage white spots as millimeter-wave 5G is built out in steps.The build-out of networks using 5G in the millimeter-wave spectrum required the reinvention of both network design and operational models. To develop these new opportunities, a strategy built on five principles was adopted:Focus on differentiated user experiences, deploying 5G with millimeter-wave spectrum.Learn about building with millimeter-wave characteristics by experiencing real-life network conditions as early as possible.Develop use cases together with enterprises in different industries while building out 5G networks.Combine New Radio capabilities with edge computing.Deploy fiber infrastructure to 5G sites.Verizon’s 5G Ultra-Wideband network was built to support innovative use cases beyond enhanced mobile broadband. Today, with social distancing due to COVID-19, the public debate concerns how to stepwise reopen economies and when it will be possible to attend large events. The various alternatives offered by 5G, streaming video and augmented reality could play a part in experiencing sports and music events on the way to the new normal.The first performance measurements, comparing downstream data rates for 5G and 4G, have emerged. The figure below describes the differences between maximum and median downstream measurements for two Verizon markets where the 5G Ultra-Wideband service is available.The 5G Ultra-Wideband network roll-out continues and the plan includes increasing the market footprint from 35 to over 60 cities during 2020. The number of small cells is slated to grow by a factor of five times, both through expansion in the initial cities and through the addition of new cities.The 5G Home service (FWA for the consumer market) is planned to be expanded from 5 to 10 markets. In addition, there are plans to launch 20 new 5G devices in 2020 with smartphones as the biggest device category.As Verizon continues to expand the footprint of its 5G network, it is also working to locate edge computing capabilities at the selected edge sites. These mobile edge computing (MEC) sites will allow Verizon to substantially reduce the end-to-end latency for enterprise applications that are currently being rendered from a centralized cloud from approximately 100ms to 20ms or less. In addition, enterprises that are leveraging the Verizon deployed MEC sites will benefit from being able to offload compute-intensive applications from their end devices to the local MEC compute element. This will enable locally cached data associated with the application, substantially reducing not only the physical size and power consumption of the end devices, but also reducing the backhaul bandwidth required to transport data to a centralized public cloud.Verizon’s 5G network was launched for mobile services to both consumers and business customers in the spring of 2019. Initial deployments focused on enhancing 5G mobility at outdoor locations primarily in dense urban areas such as commercial zones, parks and landmarks. Sports and concert venues have been a special focus. To date, the build-out includes parts of 17 stadiums and 7 indoor arenas. As of June 2020, Verizon’s 5G network mobility services are available in parts of 35 markets/cities across the US.Click here for more on how Verizon is transforming fixed and mobile broadband with 5G.
In a round of 16 match that saw Italy star striker Francesco Totti controversially sent off, South Korea knocked Italy out of the World Cup. The 2-1 victory was secured three minutes from the end of extra time when Ahn Jung Hwan headed a golden goal past Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. The victory prompted mass explosions of joy across the country, which was jointly hosting the tournament with Japan — the first time the World Cup was staged in Asia. The defeat meant Italy had been knocked out of World Cups by both Koreas. In 1966 in England, the Azzurri suffered their most shocking defeat when they lost 1-0 to North Korea. After that ignominious exit, angry fans pelted rotten tomatoes at the team on its return home at Genoa airport.
WATCH US LIVE Written By The American mixed martial artist competes in the bantamweight division off UFC and is considered to be one of the most prominent ‘rising stars’ of the promotion. Sean O’Malley has also been open about his cannabis consumption and UFC fans love him for being ‘real’ to the face.Also Read | Watch Nate Diaz And Nick Diaz Lead The Most Infamous BRAWL In MMA HistoryNick Diaz Just like Nate Diaz, Nick Diaz has also been open about his love for weed. The UFC veteran also got featured in a documentary over cannabis along with his brother Nate Diaz. However, things went out of place when Nick Diaz got suspended for breaching the USADA’s drug test in his last UFC fight against Anderson Silva in 2015.Also Read | Nick Diaz Teases Fans About UFC Return In 2020 With VIP Tickets As Biggest Prize To WinAlso Read | Jorge Masvidal Feels Conor McGregor Is “scared” Of Him; Comments On His UFC Return(Image courtesy: YouTube of UFC) One of the most feared fighters of the lightweight and welterweight division has often consumed cannabis in public appearances. Nate Diaz openly lighted up a CBD vape during the post-fight press conference of UFC 202 and left fans stunned. Nate Diaz also lighted up a joint at the open workouts of UFC 241. No wonder, the ‘Stockton Slugger’ has no problem in revealing his cannabis consumption habits.Sean O’Malley SUBSCRIBE TO US UFC fighters have managed to garner attention with a lot of activities besides putting on intense fights inside the octagon. There have been several fighters in the promotion who have proudly boasted about their cannabis consumption. Although drugs have been frowned upon traditionally especially when taken by celebrities, who are considered by many fans as role models for being public figures, there have been instances where UFC fighters went on to celebrate their victory with cannabis. Let us take a look at those fighters who have always been open about weed consumption.Also Read | Nate Diaz Considers Legal Action Against American Publication After False ReportUFC: 3 fighters who proudly boast about their cannabis consumptionNate Diaz First Published: 15th February, 2020 17:22 IST FOLLOW US Last Updated: 15th February, 2020 17:22 IST UFC Fighters Proudly Open Up About Their Cannabis Consumption Habits; Watch Video There are numerous UFC fighters who smoke cannabis in their personal lives. Let us take a look at three UFC fighters who proudly boast about doing the same. Raj Sarkar COMMENT LIVE TV
n this Nov. 9, 2014 photo, Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles watches his players warm up prior to an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in Glendale, Ariz. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Jets hired Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles as their head coach Wednesday.The 51-year-old Bowles replaces Rex Ryan, who was fired, along with general manager John Idzik, on Dec. 29 after six seasons. Bowles was a highly sought candidate after leading Arizona’s defense the last two seasons.It is a homecoming of sorts for Bowles, who is a native of Elizabeth, New Jersey. He also served as the Jets’ defensive backs coach under then-coach Al Groh during the 2000 season.Bowles beat out five other candidates who interviewed for the job, including Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and former Buffalo coach Doug Marrone.The Jets hired former Houston director of college scouting Mike Maccagnan as their general manager Tuesday night.Bowles had a second interview Tuesday with Johnson, Casserly and Wolf – along with Maccagnan – and impressed the Jets enough to move forward.New York canceled a scheduled interview with Carolina defensive coordinator Sean McDermott that was set for Wednesday. Bowles also called off a second meeting with the Atlanta Falcons for their head coaching vacancy that was scheduled for Wednesday.Bowles becomes the fifth Black head coach currently in the NFL, joining Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin, Cincinnati’s Marvin Lewis, Tampa Bay’s Lovie Smith and Detroit’s Jim Caldwell.He is also the fifth straight defensive-focused coach Johnson has hired since taking over the Jets in 2000, joining Ryan, Eric Mangini, Herm Edwards and Groh.With the Jets, Bowles will inherit a solid defensive front seven – which was always Ryan’s primary focus – with rising star defensive linemen in Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson. The secondary, however, needs a major overhaul.Along with Maccagnan, who was hired Tuesday night, Bowles will try to help the Jets bounce back from four straight seasons out of the playoffs. The franchise is also starving for a Super Bowl appearance, something it hasn’t had since 1969.Bowles brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience with him to New York. He played college football for current Cardinals coach Bruce Arians at Temple.He went undrafted in 1986, but was signed by Washington and worked his way to a major role with Joe Gibbs’ Redskins – including starting at free safety against Denver in the 1988 Super Bowl. Bowles had 15 career interceptions in eight NFL seasons, including two stints with Washington while Casserly was in the Redskins’ front office, sandwiched around one season (1991) with San Francisco.Bowles was hired by Green Bay after his playing career ended, working in the Packers’ player personnel department from 1995-96 – when Wolf was the GM. He then made several stops as a coach at the college and pro levels, first as the defensive coordinator at Morehouse College and then Grambling State – both under his former Washington teammate Doug Williams – and as an assistant with the Jets, Cleveland and Dallas, under then-coach Bill Parcells, whom he considers a mentor.He was hired as the Dolphins’ assistant head coach and secondary coach from 2008-11. He served as the team’s interim head coach for the final three games of the 2011 season, going 2-1 – with wins over Buffalo and the Jets – after Tony Sparano was fired.Bowles went to Philadelphia in 2012 as the Eagles’ secondary coach, but was elevated to defensive coordinator when the team dismissed Juan Castillo. After that season, Bowles was hired as Arizona’s defensive coordinator and firmly established himself as one of the league’s up-and-coming assistants.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
The MS Bike – West Kootenay Challenge returns for its sixth annual event this August, accompanied by three Cinnamon Bun Run training rides this summer, helping participants get back in the saddle. The first Cinnamon Bun Run training ride will be held on Saturday June 10, at 9 a.m. at Lakeside Park in Nelson. Members of the MS Bike’s organizing committee will lead the approximately 70km training ride to Procter, where all attendees will be treated to a complimentary cinnamon bun from The Village Bakery.All cycling levels are welcome, and there is no charge to participate. The MS Bike – West Kootenay Challenge is a fully supported two-day bike ride around the Kokanee Glacier, from New Denver to Nelson on Day 1, and from Nelson to New Denver via Kaslo on Day 2. During the August 19-20 weekend, participants will enjoy 222 km of riding, rest stops, food, entertainment, and beautiful views and hill climbs that won’t disappoint. The ride is a fundraiser supporting the MS Society of Canada. Last year, 99 participants raised an amazing $135,000. In addition to helping fund critical MS research, those funds helped the Society to host 37 education sessions, distribute over $335,000 of medical equipment, and provide 299 individuals with volunteer legal assistance to people living with multiple sclerosis across B.C. These funds also contributed to the launch of the MS Knowledge Network. “It’s the perfect opportunity to train, while satisfying your sweet tooth,” she said. “The Cinnamon Bun Run training rides are a great way to connect with other cyclists, introduce friends and family to the MS Bike event, share fundraising ideas and successes, and most importantly, prepare for the MS Bike West Kootenay Challenge,” said Jillian Earl, MS Bike coordinator. All those interested in joining the ride, or learning more are welcome to attend the training rides. Dates of the remaining two training rides will be released in the summer. To register for the MS Bike – West Kootenay Challenge, visit www.westkootenayglacierchallenge.ca. About multiple sclerosis and MS Bike Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord that affects 100,000 Canadians – the highest rate of MS in the world. It is one of the most common neurological diseases of young adults in Canada. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40, and the unpredictable effects of MS last for the rest of their lives. MS Bike is a pledge-based fundraising event that provides Canadians with the opportunity to ride through scenic and often spectacular parts of the country. Over 12,000 cyclists are expected to participate in the 20 one- and two-day tours taking place across Canada between June and September. For more information about MS Bike visit msbike.ca.
Sam Burford registered his fourth win of the season in goal for Nelson — the second in as many nights.The game was played in Sparwood due to the ongoing investigation of an ammonia leak last month at the Fernie Memorial Arena.A post on the City of Fernie Facebook page said RCMP are currently conducting their on-scene investigation at the Arena.“While this is underway, RCMP have full control of the Arena and the City of Fernie and other agencies do not have any access to the facility,” the post said.“Once the RCMP have concluded their on-scene investigation, WorksafeBC will take control of the Arena to conduct their investigation.”Nelson’s win, combined with a Beaver Valley 4-2 loss to Kimberley Saturday in the East Kootenay, increases Nelson’s Murdoch Division lead to nine points.The Leafs, 18-3-1-0-1, complete a six-game road trip away Friday in Grand Forks against the Border Bruins.Nelson, the top team in the KIJHL, returns to the NDCC Arena Saturday to host Castlegar Rebels at 7 p.m. Paced by team captain Sawyer Hunt, the Nelson Leafs ran its Kootenay International Junior Hockey League unbeaten streak to six games Saturday night in Sparwood.Hunt, who currently leads the Leafs in scoring with 25 points, registered three points to lead Nelson to a 6-3 victory over Fernie Ghostriders.Jack Karran, with a pair, Logan Wullum, Michael Bladon, David Sanchez and Jackson Zimmermann scored for Nelson as the visitors held period leads of 3-1 and 5-2.Greg Susinski, Brendan Nemes and Jace Woodley replied for the Riders.
World Number One Jason Day is currently 13/2 favourite with Boylesports ahead of Rory McIlroy at 7/1 and defending champion Jordan Spieth at 9/1. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The US Open golf championships start tomorrow afternoon at Oakmount, Pennsylvania in what is being predicted will be one of the hardest courses ever to have hosted the year’s second major. Selected Groups and Tee Times are as follows (All Times Irish)First Tee:1.24pm – Rory McIlroy, Danny Willett, Rickie Fowler1.35pm – Shane Lowry, Chris Kirk, Emiliano Grillo6.47pm – Graeme McDowell, Webb Simpson, Geoff Ogilvy7.20pm – Jason Day, Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen10th Tee:1.13pm – Lee Westwood, Luke Donald, Martin Kaymer1.35pm – Jordan Spieth, Zack Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau7.09pm – Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson
“Saturday’s game will be no walkover,” said Liffey Celtics star, Jazmen Boone. “The league is better this year and every week is a huge test for us. However, we have complete confidence in Mark and in our preparation for the game this week. Our mentality is to take every opponent seriously and keep getting better. Being undefeated is fun and it would be great for us to be 5-0, so we’re really looking forward to the challenge.”Elsewhere, there is big battle of the midlands in Carlow on Sunday when IT Carlow Basketball and Portlaoise Panthers go head-to-head in what is set to be a very competitive battle. Portlaoise have yet to win a game this season, and will be hoping that this weekend’s clash will see their luck change, while Carlow are aiming to get back to winning ways after some tough games on the road in recent weeks.“This was always going to be one of our toughest games of the season with it being a local derby,” admitted Carlow head coach, Martin Conroy. “It’s going to be an interesting battle and whichever team comes out on top will gain a lot of confidence going forward.”NUIG Mystics meanwhile are also chasing their first win of the league, and will be hoping that this weekend’s home battle against Pyrobel Killester will produce the result they want, while DCU Mercy will go head-to-head with Singleton SuperValu Brunell.There are some big battles in the Men’s Super League this weekend meanwhile, with all eyes focused on the ALSAA as Griffith College Swords Thunder face Garvey’s Tralee Warriors in what is set to be one of the games of the weekend. Both teams come into the game off the back of losses last weekend against Moycullen and UCD Marian respectively, and each will be hoping to get back on track this weekend.Elsewhere, table toppers UCD Marian will welcome Belfast Star on Saturday, while Black Amber Templeogue will be hoping they can do enough to overcome Moycullen at Oblate Hall. Éanna will be aiming to bounce back after a tough loss to UCC Demons when they face KUBS this weekend, while Maree welcomes DCU Saints and UCC Demons and Pyrobel Killester go head-to-head on Sunday.Basketball Ireland Fixtures – November 11th and 12thSaturday 11th November 2017 Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League: UCD Marian v Belfast Star, UCD, 17:00Griffith College Swords Thunder v Garvey’s Tralee Warriors, ALSAA-Dublin, 18:00; Éanna v KUBS, Colaiste Éanna 19:00; Maree v DCU Saints, CC-Oranmore, 19:45; Black Amber Templeogue v Moycullen, Oblate Hall Inchicore, 20:00; Basketball Ireland Men’s Division 1: Ulster University Elks v EJ Sligo All-Stars, Ulster University Elks, 12:45; Paris Texas Kilkenny v Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin, O Loughlin’s GAA, 14:00; Titans v Dublin Lions, The Jes, 15:30; Team representatives from the Men’s Super League pictured at the official launch of the Basketball Ireland season 2017/18 at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght, Dublin, where the Hula Hoops National Cup draw also took place. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile The Kildare side face a tough challenge this coming weekend when they welcome Maxol WIT Wildcats to Leixilp. Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One Champions Trophy: Fabplus North West v Marble City Hawks, Ballyshannon, 19.30 Courtyard Liffey Celtics are currently the team to beat in the Women’s Super League, as they are now the only unbeaten team left after Ambassador UCC Glanmire fell to a 20 point defeat at the hands of DCU Mercy last weekend. Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League: DCU Mercy v Singleton SuperValu Brunell, DCU Complex, 15:30; IT Carlow Basketball v Portlaoise Panthers, Barrow Centre-IT Carlow, 15:30; Basketball Ireland Men’s Division 1: LYIT Donegal v LIT Celtics, Bishops Field, 15:00; Ballincollig v Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney, Ballincollig CS, 16:00; Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin v Portlaoise Panthers, Killorglin Sports Centre, 17:45; Paris Texas Kilkenny v IT Carlow Basketball, O Loughlins GAA, 18:00; Sunday 12th November 2017 Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League: UCC Demons v Pyrobel Killester, Mardyke Arena, 15:00; Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League: Courtyard Liffey Celtics v Maxol WIT Wildcats Leixlip Amenities Centre, 19:30; NUIG Mystics v Pyrobel Killester, Colaiste Iognaid, 20:00; Basketball Ireland Women’s Division 1: Ulster University Elks v Marble City Hawks, UUJ, 15:00; print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One: Meteors v Griffith College Swords Thunder, Colaiste Iosagain, 16:00; Fr Mathews v UL Huskies, Colaiste Chriost Ri, 17:45;
I’m excited to be in Las Vegas this week for the 20th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition. This is my fourth year as an HR Tech Insiders Blogger and this conference is one of the highlights of the year. It’s always great to learn about the latest HR technology trends and how they will benefit the workplace and the workforce. As the managing editor of the SHRM blog and producer of the weekly #Nextchat conversations, the information coming out to this conference will help me to deliver relevant content to our audience.I’ve created a few technology-themed #Nextchats over the past two months with experts such as conference co-chairman Steve Boese, UVA Darden professor Edward Hess and ADP business anthropologist Martha Bird, so they could share their insight with HR professionals — and so HR could share their experiences with what works, what doesn’t and what they’re looking at implementing in the future. If you’re trying to figure out how to build a build a better employee experience or talent acquisition tech stack, if you’re wondering how many MBA’s it will take to manage your factory full of robots, or if your HR chatbot needs a personality, then I encourage you to browse all the recaps. Also, join us on Wednesday, October 11 at 3pm ET/12pm PT for #Nextchat: Women in HR Technology.I’ve also conducted several Q & A style interviews, where HR thought leaders share their opinions on the future of technology and how it will impact the workplace. For instance, if you’re a small organization that’s still using paper for all your processes, and creating a plan to convert the whole mess to new HR technology, you’re not alone. Technology changes so rapidly that it can be overwhelming. What you implement today could be obsolete in six months–or less! Selecting the right HR technology for your organization is a huge and expensive task and it requires continuing education about selection, implementation and adoption. Tech vendors can provide valuable information about their products, a demo, and a list the features and benefits. This is an important part of the process. However, the best source of information is your network of HR peers who can share their successes and failures and provide impartial feedback and guidance. If you cannot attend the HR Technology conference this week, follow the #HRTechConf hashtag and the HR Tech Insiders Blog and bloggers, and @shrmkaylor on Twitter for highlights from the conference. HR technology is a major investment and the more you know, the better prepared you’ll be to design a strategy that will meet your organization’s needs now and in the future.
Wearable World Congress, ReadWrite’s signature annual conference in San Francisco on May 19-20, will feature the key players who are shaping wearable technology and the Internet of Things. This series profiles some of the experts who will be speaking at the conference.BellaBeat co-founder and COO Urska Srsen’s focus on female health and fitness goes way back. You might even say she inherited that passion from her mother, an obstetrician and gynecologist heading the perinatology department at Slovenia’s University Clinical Center. Now, her company has a new smart device in the works that puts women’s issues front and center. In addition to what’s become requisite features for wearables—tracking activity and sleep—Leaf will keep tabs on its female owner’s reproductive cycles and stress levels. Srsen, who studied design, also made sure that the product would appeal to women. The device boasts a sleek, attractive look that, BellaBeat hopes, female users will be proud to wear as a necklace, bracelet or clip. Buy tickets now: Wearable World Congress, May 19-20The gadget, which will launch in about a month, follows up a string of female-focused BellaBeat technologies, which include a pregnancy tracking system, a highly sensitive smart scale for mom and baby, and a tool that lets pregnant moms listen, record and share their unborn child’s heartbeat. Srsen will join us at Wearable World Congress to discuss the evolving world of connected health and parenting. I spoke to her recently to get more of her story—as well as Leaf’s—and found myself in an engaging conversation about the wearable tech movement, and its lack of attention to the needs of female consumers. You started developing products for pregnant moms. How did you expand from that?We wanted to create a system that allowed women to track their health during different stages of life. They’re all, of course, connected. We started with prenatal care, because it’s a period when women are most interested in their health. They become much more involved in taking care of themselves. Has your design background influenced your product design?My background is actually in Fine Arts Culture, and then I kind of pivoted that into design. So I draw a lot of inspiration from my previous work, in [terms of] what kind of materials I want to work with and choose for our product. We also draw a lot of inspiration from nature.The design is very important, because we design our product for female users. We want [Leaf] to not just look appealing, but also be safe to use. Women tend to be more conservative about technology, and slower in adopting it in everyday life. We try to help them through design, especially by making our products easy to use. Women have often been overlooked as users of wearables; companies weren’t thinking that much about how to adjust their products for female users. Maybe they were thinking about design, making it pink, but the secret sauce is in the software—the software has to be adjusted for women. The reason that women want to self-track is very different from why men do. How are other products missing the boat?There is so much more to track in women’s health than just jogging and sleeping, and that’s why we thought it was very important to develop a product especially for them. BellaBeat LeafOther products are not adjusted to a specific user, they only produce raw data. They want to cover everybody instead of focusing on one user, and providing information and insights that are important for that user—not just numbers and charts and raw data. This is one of the things we’re always trying to avoid. That’s why Leaf doesn’t have any interface on the hardware. All the data is presented on the software, so that we can present you with an insight on your health, not just overburden you with raw data. That doesn’t really mean much, if it’s not put into a context.“The reason that women want to self-track is very different from why men do..” —Urska Srsen, BellaBeatTell me about Leaf’s stress tracking. That’s something other wearables don’t really do. Exactly. That’s our innovation. We calibrated the hardware to track their breathing. In the app, we provide them with content that not only helps them recognize stressful situations, but also guides them through exercises to overcome them. We provide users with breathing exercises, so they will be able to follow that through the app. The hardware follows their breathing, and in the app they see how well they do. To hear more from Urska Srsen and other innovators and experts, register for Wearable World Congress 2015, May 19-20 in San Francisco. Early bird prices end soon!Photos courtesy of Urska Srsen and BellaBeat You Think Your Employees WANT to Wear That Devi… How Wearables Will Take Health Monitoring to th… 4 Ways Big Data & VR Are Changing Professi… yael grauer Tags:#BellaBeat#fitness trackers#Urska Srsen#Wearable World Congress 2015#wearables#women The Key to Mass Adoption of Wearables Related Posts