Orange could buy smaller European operators – exec

first_imgHome Orange could buy smaller European operators – exec Author Related The head of Orange’s European operations, Gervais Pellissier, said the company would be interested in acquiring smaller operators in the region, according to the Financial Times.This list could potentially include players like Telecom Italia, as well as Netherlands-based KPN and Belgacom in Belgium, the report said.There has recently been a renewed focus on deal-making in Europe, although the focus has been on in-market consolidation rather than cross-border alliances.Pellissier said “there will be inter-country or intra-European consolidation” in the next five years where “players who are today playing on a single market or near to a single market, might be purchased by those who are bigger.”“For sure, one of those might be a target for us,” he added.However, he admitted that regulators may oppose consolidation.“The official political speech that the new executive body in Brussels of the Union will be more in favour of consolidation is not completely true,” he said, adding that “the view of the commission on the number of players, at least for most of the market, has not completely changed that four is better than three.”For his part, Pellissier believes “the situation with four players is not sustainable in the long term” in France and went on to say that the only player “not for sale in the French market is us.”Ultimately though, he said “the choice is not in our hands. It is up to others to decide what to do.”In March, Telecom Italia quashed speculation about a tie-up with Orange, with Giuseppe Recchi, chairman of the Italian player, stating there is “nothing on the table”, and that Telecom Italia is “focused on the Italian and Brazilian markets.”This was after Orange CEO Stephane Richard said that Telecom Italia presented “an attractive European consolidation opportunity,” only to later play down the comment saying it is a “purely internal discussion”.In some ways, an alliance between the two would make sense: there is no overlap between Orange’s European and African markets and those of Telecom Italia in Europe and Latin America.Orange is Europe’s second-largest service provider by number of subscribers and has been dealing with price wars in its home market of France ever since the arrival of low-cost operator Free in January 2012.Telecom Italia, which has struggled with debt, is often seen as a potential target, with its Brazilian assets particularly regarded as attractive.But it is also seeing signs of stabilisation in its home market, having invested heavily in improving the quality of its fixed and mobile networks. Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more Previous ArticleEricsson appears to backtrack on 50B connected device visionNext ArticleAT&T chief unsure of Google’s intention for mobile market AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 03 JUN 2015 Orange Ventures injects €30M into new fund Orange makes secure cloud pact for French market Saleha Riaz Telecom Italia confident on hitting annual goals Tags OrangeTelecom Italialast_img read more

Fire and Fitness: A Summary of the Evidence

first_img A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Intelligent Design Fire and Fitness: A Summary of the EvidenceMichael DentonAugust 15, 2020, 7:37 AM Tagsadvanced technologyatmospherebreathingcarbonChemistryelectromagnetic spectrumembryosfireFire-Maker seriesfitness of natureLawrence Hendersonmetabolic energyoxidationoxygenphysicsreactantsrespirationThe Fitness of the EnvironmentUV gammaX-ray,Trending Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Michael DentonSenior Fellow, the Center for Science & Culture and the Center on Human ExceptionalismMichael Denton holds an M.D. from Bristol University, as well as a Ph.D. in biochemistry from King’s College in London. A Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, Denton has had a critical impact on the debate over Darwinian evolution.Follow MichaelProfile Share Recommended Editor’s note: We are pleased to present a series adapted from biologist Michael Denton’s book, Fire-Maker: How Humans Were Designed to Harness Fire and Transform Our Planet, from Discovery Institute Press. Find the whole series here. Dr. Denton’s forthcoming book, The Miracle of the Cell, will be published in September. Nor does the fitness stop at environmental factors. There are clearly elements of what I call generative fitness in nature that allow for the development of embryos, for example, and for the origin and development of life on Earth.1 Overall, the evidence suggests that the cosmos is uniquely fit for beings of our biology to thrive on a planet like the Earth and to master fire and develop complex advanced technologies. Surely there could not be an equivalent ensemble of fitness in nature for some other type of life. Lawrence Henderson made the same point in his classic The Fitness of the Environment when he argued that the sorts of ensembles of fitness that make carbon-based life possible are so absurdly improbable that they are almost certainly unique, without any analogue in any other area of chemistry or physics.2 This implies that if there are intelligent denizens of other worlds possessed of an advanced technology, then they will closely resemble ourselves: carbon-based life forms obtaining their metabolic energy by oxidation and breathing air close in composition to that of the atmosphere of Earth. Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Tomorrow: “Whatever the Cause, We Are No Accident” Photo: Northwest Crown Fire Experiment, by permission of the USDA Forest Service / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5).A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superintellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as with chemistry and biology, and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature. The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question.Fred Hoyle, “The Universe: Past and Present Reflections,” Science and Engineering 20 (September 1982): 1-36 “Fitness of the Environment” Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Michael Denton, Evolution: Still a Theory in Crisis (Seattle: Discovery Institute, 2016).  Lawrence Henderson, The Fitness of the Environment (New York, MacMillan, 1913), 272 and 211.  The same atmosphere that is fit for human respiration and fire (or combustion) is also fit in completely different ways for photosynthesis by allowing through just the right light and excluding the dangerous wavelengths in the far UV gamma and X-ray regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. So the atmosphere that is fit for fire and human respiration is the very same atmosphere that is fit to produce the necessary reactants — reduced carbon compounds and oxygen — for both fire and respiration in the first place.  Again, the fitness of nature for fire in the ambient temperature range is also highly fortunate. The temperature range that is fit for organic chemistry and hence for the existence of carbon-based life forms like ourselves is also the temperature range in which water is a liquid, the one fluid that is uniquely and supremely fit in so many ways for life on Earth. Adding to the wonder, the very same temperature range is fit for the manipulation of metals, which provided the major stepping-stone on the route to 20th-century technology and civilization.  Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Notes Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis The cosmos is fit for life in far more ways than I have touched on in this series. But the evidence we’ve discussed relating to the harnessing of fire is nonetheless instructive. last_img read more

Aurora wins two Australian gongs

first_imgAurora Global Logistics was awarded 2013 Superyacht Industry Business of the Year – Service Provider; and Best Marine Export Performance – Medium Exporter, accolades.The Club Marine Australian Marine Export & Superyacht Industry Awards are presented annually to celebrate the achievements of Australian marine industry exporters, and Australian superyacht industry manufacturers and service providers.Aurora Global Logistics is a specialist in international yacht logistics transport, Customs brokerage, and general import and export services. Jason Roberts, director, Aurora Global Logistics said: “It’s been an honor to be recognised as a key service provider to the Australian Marine Industry. We are a privately owned Australian company and compete daily against large international foreign owned companies and our hard work has finally paid off.”Aurora Global Logistics is the exclusive Australian agent for semi-submersible ship transport company Dockwise Yacht Transport, as well as UK headquartered yacht transportation specialist Peters & May.www.auroralogistics.comlast_img read more

Caldwell to complete another head-coaching interview with Tennessee

first_imgRavens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell continues to receive interest as a potential NFL head coach and will interview with the Tennessee Titans later this week.After completing interviews with the Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins in recent days, Caldwell will reportedly meet with the Titans about their open position after they fired Mike Munchak on Saturday.Caldwell spent three years as the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts and led them to Super Bowl XLIV before joining the Ravens as quarterbacks coach in 2012. He received much praise for the job he did with the Baltimore offense in helping the Ravens win a Super Bowl after being promoted to offensive coordinator on Dec. 10, 2012, but his offense struggled mightily in 2013 as the Ravens finished 29th in total yards and 25th in points scored while also setting franchise lows in rushing yards and yards per carry.Baltimore parted ways with running backs coach Wilbert Mongtomery last week, and some have wondered whether a change is warranted at offensive coordinator despite teams having interest in Caldwell for their vacant head coaching positions.last_img read more

NBA: President Trump insults LeBron James’s intelligence

first_imgAdvertisement mz3NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ec95( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 88isdxWould you ever consider trying this?😱lyCan your students do this? 🌚dxpRoller skating! Powered by Firework LeBron James is a philanthropist of the highest order, highlighted by his new I Promise School for disadvantaged youth in his hometown of Akron. To discuss about his new school, James appeared on CNN.Advertisement Trump entered one of basketball’s most heated debates with a single tweet Friday evening, President Donald Trump insulted the three-time NBA champion’s intelligence in a randomly-timed tweet, saying that James had been interviewed by CNN anchor Don Lemon, who Trump called “the dumbest man on television.”Advertisement This tweet comes after LeBron James criticized Donald Trump.He said he felt Trump was “using sports to kinda divide us.”“Sports has never been something that divides people,” James told Lemon. “It’s always been something that brings someone together.”As of late Saturday Morning, James had not responded to the president’s tweet.    Advertisementlast_img read more