China faces “acute” spectrum shortage – MIIT official

first_imgHomeAsiaNews China faces “acute” spectrum shortage – MIIT official Related Previous ArticleMadagascar backs money interoperabilityNext ArticleAsia Briefs: Apple breaks into Korea’s top-10 smartphone ranking; Vodafone, BSNL sign 2G roaming deal & more Joseph Waring Bangladesh 4G auction raises $898M 4GChinaspectrum China tightens app data collection rules Asia center_img Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more China to accelerate 6G push over next 5 years AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 13 SEP 2016 China, which has more than 600 million 4G users, is starting to face a mobile spectrum crunch.Kan Runtian, deputy director general of China’s Radio Regulations Bureau, said at a recent conference that the country’s spectrum supply is “becoming increasingly acute”, C114.net reported. The bureau is part of the Ministry of Industry and Information (MIIT).The ITU estimates China will face a shortage of 1,100MHz of public mobile spectrum in just four years.Kan said the country will expand its spectrum resources incrementally, improve the efficiency of spectrum and continue to support dynamic spectrum sharing.A particular problem is the undeveloped high-frequency bands, which create new requirements and challenges for radio management, he said, adding that China’s approach in the 2.2-2.3GHz and 5.1-5.2GHz bands is static sharing.Market leader China Mobile, with 450 million 4G subscribers, has seen average data per mobile user more than double to 589Mb a month over the past year, while 4G usage rose 32 per cent to 928Mb per month year-on-year in H1.China Mobile plans to have 1.4 million 4G base stations by the end of the year; China Telecom aims to have 850,000. Tags Authorlast_img read more

Oxylane (Décathlon) buys 25% stake in Storck Bicycle

first_imgOxylane Group, the parent company of European sports retailing giant Décathlon, is continuing its acquisition path, with further investments in other sporting goods companies. After buying a share in a French specialist scuba diving retailer, Au Vieux Plongeur, Oxylane has now acquired a minority stake in Germany’s Storck Bicycle.Founded in 1995 in Bad Camberg, Germany, Storck has established itself as a key player in bicycle design and innovation, garnering multiple awards from cycling publications and at Eurobike’s annual design competition.Oxylane has taken a 25% stake in Storck. Founders Markus and Helena Storck have increased their stake in the company from 62.4% to 75%, ensuring a consolidation of ownership.According to Markus Storck, the major shareholder of the eponymous company, the additional financing brought by Oxylane will help it support annual growth of more than 20%. The investment will also be used to develop the Storck brand and to invest in logistics.Day-to-day operations will remain unchanged, Markus Storck added; “Storck Bicycle will continue as an independent company. Our store concept will expand worldwide with dealers and distribution partners. Moreover we expanded our management team.”It is understood that no synergies are planned with Décathlon, whose bicycles are positioned in a lower segment of the market – in contrast with the premium/high-end positioning for Storck bikes.According to reports, in addition to the Storck investment, Oxylane has also acquired shares in a multisport retailer in India, Sport XS; and an online retailer in Japan, Naturum, which specializes in fishing, outdoor and other sports.www.decathlon.com www.storck-bicycle.de Relatedlast_img read more

Polar Bottle and Cenote get boost from expanded marketing team

first_imgThe USA-made Polar Bottle and Cenote hydration system brands now have increased marketing fire power with the addition of two new marketing and public relations associates – Liza Milijasevic and Elisa Schauer.“We have created great presence and buzz around Polar Bottle and Cenote, especially through social media, and wanted to maintain that momentum, while also ramping up our strategic marketing and PR efforts to support our fast pace of growth – both in the US and internationally,” explained Judy Amabile President.“I’m confident Liza and Elisa are the perfect team to help us achieve those goals.”Liza Milijasevic brings 20 years of strategic marketing and public relations experience with major consumer brands and retail corporations in the US and Europe. Liza has consulted on marketing and PR for the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Leisure Trends Group. She lives in Boulder with her husband and three daughters and enjoys travel and hiking with her Siberian Husky.Liza remarked, “I am very excited to be involved in the strategic planning and public relations for Polar Bottle and Cenote as the brands are already so well positioned to succeed in existing and new markets.”Elisa Schauer is a graduate of University of Colorado, Boulder, in Advertising and Integrative Physiology. While at CU, Elisa was a key member of the National Championship Triathlon team and interned in the marketing department at American Rec.Elisa is a Colorado native with an active outdoor lifestyle including hiking, camping and cross fit. She lives in Boulder with her boyfriend and two pit bull rescues. Elisa said, “I’m thrilled to work for a company that has such great products but also a highly positive impact on the environment and community.”www.polarbottle.com Relatedlast_img read more

Eight podcasts & video interviews from Endurance Sportswire and Babbittville Radio

first_imgLeading news & PR distribution service, Endurance Sportswire (ESW), has announced the availability of eight new podcasts and video-taped interviews featuring well known business leaders in the endurance sports industry.Co-produced with Bob Babbitt of Babbittville Radio and RacePlace, the interviews took place at the recent Triathlon Business International (TBI) Conference in sunny Marina del Rey, LA, California. All interviews are now available for download. Interviewees include:Ashworth Awards President, Dan AshworthChallenge Family CEO, Felix WalchshöferChampion System President and Co-Founder, Scott KaylinMultiSport Research Founder, Gary RoethenbaughRunning USA CEO, Rich HarshbargerSilverlineGlobal Co-Founder, Holden ComeauUniversal Sports President, Scott BrownUSA Triathlon CEO, Rob UrbachFor those who enjoyed the interviews, ESW would appreciate a review in iTunes >>.Via endurancesportswire.com/podcasts there are recaps of every interview and other useful resources. Interested parties can also keep up to date on endurance sports business news, jobs and announcements by signing up for the ESW newsletter.www.endurancesportswire.comwww.Babbittville.comwww.raceplace.com Relatedlast_img read more

ORION Investment Real Estate Negotiates Sale Of Wal-Mart/Lowe’s Anchored Shops

first_imgORION Investment Real Estate announced the closing of Northern Crossings, a 13,800 SF multi-tenant retail strip center, shadow anchored by Wal Mart and Lowes in Glendale for $2.05M ($148 per SF) to Russcor Northern Crossing, LLC.“The market was very receptive to the offering, we had to choose a buyer from over a dozen offers” said Andrew Harrison, vice president at ORION. “This was a rare opportunity to purchase a value add retail shopping center in a Wal-Mart power center within metropolitan Phoenix. Nick Miner, a colleague of mine at ORION, represented a local investor that we selected as the winning bidder.”The property is on the SWC of 55th and Northern avenues within the Northern Crossings Power Center. The property is currently 82% occupied by local and national tenants including Radio Shack, Jackson Hewitt, and Luna Pizza.Northern Crossings retail center is strategically located on Northern Ave. between I-17 and the US 60. The power center, which has more than 500,000 SF of retail space, is anchored by Wal-Mart and Lowe’s and has numerous national co-tenants including Ross Dress for Less, Petsmart, Chipotle, and Chase.The seller was Badger Real Estate Investments, which purchased the retail center in 2010 from a lender with the intentions of stabilizing the property and positioning the asset for a future sale. Andrew Harrison of ORION Investment Real Estate in Scottsdale represented the seller and Nick Miner of Orion Investment Real Estate represented the buyer.>> Silver Tree Apartments ORION Investment Real Estate also announced the sale of the Silver Tree Apartments, 4336 N. 35th Ave. in Phoenix. The 98-unit, individually metered, 1986 vintage property sold for $2.94M ($30,000 per unit, $49.70 psf).The property was in the mid-80% occupancy at close of escrow and did have additional value add improvements for the buyer to capitalize on. The buyer was Ambrosie & Susana Halmagean of Litchfield Park, who had previously sold the 100-unit master metered Sandpiper Apartments through the ORION Multi-family Group at the end of 2012.The buyer was able to assume a low favorable interest rate $1.66M loan and saw Silver Tree Apartments as a great opportunity to own a newer individually metered property with a diverse unit mix of studios, ones and two bedroom unit types.The seller was an experienced real estate holding company based out of Calabasas, Calif.,  KR Capital, LLC. KR Capital purchased Silver Tree Apartments as a distressed property in 2010. Over the past three years KR Capital had completed a considerable amount of capital improvements to the property, which also included re-tenanting the project.last_img read more

Non-invasive brain stimulation can increase honest behavior

first_imgLinkedIn Pinterest Share Share on Facebook Share on Twittercenter_img Email New research provides more clues about the brain processes involved in honesty and cheating. “Honesty is a fundamental value in many societies,” explained one of the study’s authors, Alain Cohn of the University of Chicago. “Nevertheless, people often cheat when they can privately benefit from their dishonesty. Institutions cannot always prevent people from behaving dishonestly. Thus, we often have to rely on the intrinsic honesty of our fellow citizens.”The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that honest behavior could be increased by means of non-invasive brain stimulation. The researchers found that using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to stimulate a region in the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (rDLPFC) made participants less likely to cheat. “We still know relatively little about the biological basis of intrinsic honesty,” Cohn told PsyPost. “One brain imaging study (Greene and Paxton, 2009 PNAS) found that a specific area in the brain (rDLPFC) was more active when subjects pondered the trade-off between honesty and financial gain. However, the brain imaging study cannot tell us in which direction causality is running or whether the identified brain area is actually involved in this decision process or whether it is merely a byproduct. Applying tDCS allowed us to test whether the rDLPFC is causally involved when people face the trade-off between honesty and financial gain.”The researchers used a die-rolling task to test honesty. The researchers told 145 university students to roll a six-sided die ten times for the opportunity to win 90 Swiss Francs in total. Because the participants entered their results into a computer in total anonymity, they could easily lie about whether they won money. But the researchers could measure the amount of lying by comparing the percentage of reported successful die rolls against the statistical 50% benchmark that would be expected if everyone was honest.“This is basic research and not meant for direct practical applications,” Cohn told PsyPost. “Our findings should be taken as a first step in identifying the brain processes that allow people to remain honest when faced with a material incentive to cheat. These brain processes could lie at the heart of individual differences in honest behavior and we show that they can, in principle, be altered through external, non-invasive interventions. “However, it is important to note that our results suggest that such interventions may not work with pathological cheaters because in our experiments, only people who felt a moral conflict responded to the intervention. Nevertheless, our results can have implications for jurisdiction, such as to what extent people can be made fully liable for their wrongdoings.”“The next step would be to identify the network of neural processes that are involved in decisions of honesty,” Cohn said. “The rDLPFC is most likely not the only brain region responsible for honest behavior. Our results suggest that the rDLPFC regulates the trade-off between honesty and personal material gain.”The study, “Increasing honesty in humans with noninvasive brain stimulation“, was also co-authored by Michel André Maréchal, Giuseppe Ugazio, and Christian C. Ruffa.last_img read more

Western Bluebird Chicks Lifting Spirits In Los Alamos

first_imgWestern Bluebird chicks are lifting spirits around Los Alamos including this one preparing to venture out into the world Tuesday from its home in the backyard of a residence in Los Alamos. Possibly 3-4 chicks fledged later in the day. Photo by Geoff Reeveslast_img

House Science, Space, And Technology Subcommittee Hears Luján Legislation To Spur Innovation; Leverage National Labs

first_imgU.S. Rep. Ben Ray LujánFrom the Office of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján:NAMBÉ – Today, U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) participated in a remote hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Energy focused on the importance of promoting clean energy and building a strong and resilient economy. The hearing considered three bills led by Luján to spur innovation and promote entrepreneurship and small business partnerships with National Laboratories.“While all of us represent constituents, who are struggling to make ends meet, to pay rent, and provide for their families, I am encouraged by the increased attention on putting people back to work by building a more sustainable and resilient economy. The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the role that our scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and innovators play in addressing our nation’s most pressing challenges,” said Luján, co-chair of the Congressional National Labs Caucus.  Luján continued: “I am proud of New Mexico’s contribution to our research mission, led by two world-class National Laboratories, Los Alamos and Sandia National Labs. Acting on these bills today means that more ideas and innovations, from our best and brightest scientists, will make it into markets, provide jobs, and improve our quality of life.”Video of the hearing is available here.The Energizing Technology Transfer Act would drive clean energy technology commercialization nationally and at the National Laboratories across the Department of Energy, and includes the following bills introduced by Luján:The Leveraging our National Labs to Develop Tomorrow’s Technology Leaders Act would strengthen the Department of Energy’s Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Program, which utilizes national laboratories to train and develop the next generation of tech entrepreneurs to meet the challenges and needs facing our communities. The Promoting Small Business Innovation through Partnerships with National Labs Act would allow small businesses to gain access to premiere facilities at the National Laboratories, spurring innovation and stimulating the culture of private-public collaboration.The hearing also featured Luján’s bipartisan IMPACT for Energy Act, which would establish a nonprofit foundation for the U.S. Department of Energy that would channel private-sector investments and accelerate the commercialization of innovative technologies in energy.last_img read more

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Japan makes changes for game against Philippines

first_imgThey are being replaced by Fujitsu Frontiers receivers Takeshi Akiyama and Junpei Yoshimoto.“Akiyama and Yoshimoto missed the game against Germany because of injuries, but they are the guys we want to watch play,” Japan head coach Kiyoyuki Mori told The Japan Times. “Maeda and Hagiyama have had a lot of playing experience in the national team. We decided to give Akiyama and Yoshimoto the chance and experience this time.”Others removed from the roster are running back Keita Takanohashi (Frontiers), linebacker Yuki Ikeda (Kwansei Gakuin University) and defensive back Toshinori Masutani (Panasonic Impulse).Added in their place are running back Takashi Miyako (Nojima Sagamihara Rise), linebacker Yoshiki Tanaka (Hosei University) and defensive back Takeshi Miyake (Seagulls). The latter three also didn’t play for the national team against Germany because of injuries.Japan will face the Philippines at Amino Vital Field in Chofu, Tokyo, for one of the two Asian berths in next year’s world championships in Sweden. South Korea clinched the other Asian spot by beating Kuwait 69-7 on Saturday.According to Mori, no national team practices are scheduled ahead the game.“We’re communicating via e-mail. We already broke down the last week’s game and the players can watch the videos in the cloud,” Mori said. “Every player has received a breakdown sheet that our coaching staff made, so we’ll be fine.”The fifth world championship is scheduled for July 4-18 next year with 12 nations scheduled to participate. In addition to South Korea, the defending champion United States and host nation Sweden are already in the field.Europe and North and South America each have three berths, while Oceania and Africa have one. Japan American football national team GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img KEYWORDS The two veteran receivers who starred in Saturday’s exhibition game against Germany are out, and a couple new faces are in as the Japan national team prepares to face the Philippines on April 26 in the Asian qualifying game for the 2015 world championship, the Japan American Football Association announced on Wednesday on its official website.Lixil Deers wide receiver Naoki Maeda, who caught a team-high seven passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns and was named the MVP of Japan’s 38-0 rout of Germany at Kawasaki Fujimi Stadium, has been removed from the 45-man roster and so has Obic Seagulls receiver Ryoma Hagiyama, who had 14- and 72-yard touchdown receptions against the Germans.last_img read more