Big guns line up for Indian auction

first_img Author India amenaza con actuar contra la nueva política de privacidad de WhatsApp WhatsApp sues India over new internet regulations WhatsApp shrugs off India privacy update pressure AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 JAN 2014 Related Previous ArticleTelefonica touts ‘Universal Wi-Fi’ networkNext Articleإنتل تقتحم عالم الإكسسوارات القابلة للارتداء بعد فشلها في عالم الهواتف الذكية The participation of India’s two largest operators – Bharti Airtel and Vodafone – in the country’s forthcoming spectrum auction along with leading rivals boosts the prospect of a bumper return for the government.According to a number of media reports, the big guns have submitted applications by the 15 January deadline to battle for 900 MHz and 1800 MHz frequencies.The auction is due to start on 3 February.The country’s top two operators will face competition from Idea Cellular and Reliance Communications, the country’s third- and fourth-largest operators respectively, according to a Reuters report.More surprisingly is the suggestion that Reliance Jio Infocomm, which is currently engaged in building a 4G network, will also enter the ring.Smaller rival Telenor India has also said it will also participate in the bid battle for new airwaves.The signs point to a competitive battle for spectrum which can only drive up the value of bids. The government hopes to raise $1.8 billion from the auction.However, bidders have until 27 January to withdraw their applications to participate in the auction.The government’s Telecoms Secretary, MF Farooqui, said he was hopeful of settling any outstanding issues, such as annual licence fees, ahead of the 3 February start date.center_img Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Tags Home Big guns line up for Indian auction IndiaRegulatoryTechnology Richard Handford Español last_img read more

‘J.D. is on that car’: Hamlin delivers emotional Daytona 500 victory for Gibbs family

first_imgAnd when the checkered flag waved at race’s end, the scoreboard showed that Joe Gibbs Racing – in perfect, storybook fashion – had swept the top three spots as Kyle Busch finished second and Erik Jones rallied for third. “J.D. built our race team, was the guy that ran day‑to‑day operations for 27 years. He invested his occupational life in our race team. And as a part of that, he went up to purchase some late model stuff from Denny and struck up a relationship with Denny, put him in a test, put him in a truck, put him in an Xfinity car at Darlington, and finally he said, ‘We need to sign this guy.’ … And then to say, J.D.’s favorite number was 11 when he raced. That’s what he had.  Denny’s number is 11. Denny put J.D. over the door post on that car, and to have that take place, everything that took place tonight, everybody knows, we’ve been to Daytona 27 times. We had won twice before. …“It was just an unbelievable night, unbelievable crowd.”For Joe Gibbs Racing to take home the Harley J. Earl trophy mere weeks after J.D.’s passing was special. But it was even more meaningful that the victory came from Hamlin, who has long spoke of his close relationship with J.D.“He meant a lot to me and it’s hard for me not getting choked up because I’ve been choked up about 100 times about it,” Hamlin said. “Just to have Melissa and all the kids here, it’s just crazy. Joe and his whole family and what they’ve done for my career – to bring them back to Victory Lane again is just amazing. …“The whole family – they did so much for me over the course of my career. This one is for J.D. We are desperately going to miss him the rest of our lives. 00:0000:0000:00LIVEFacebookTwitterEmailEmbedSETTINGS_SPEEDSPEED_NORMALSETTINGS_AUTOPLAY 00:0000:0000:00LIVEFacebookTwitterEmailEmbedSETTINGS_SPEEDSPEED_NORMALSETTINGS_AUTOPLAY DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As cars sat under two red flags during Sunday’s Daytona 500, the No. 11 pit box of Denny Hamlin began accumulating more people in its vicinity. Some folks were smiling, many were nervous – and all had their eyes glued to the on-track action when the cars began rolling again for the final two-lap shootout in overtime with Hamlin in the lead.When the Joe Gibbs Racing mainstay crossed the start-finish line first to grab the checkered flag, the box erupted with emotion; crew guys jumped off the wall and one sprayed water in the air. Someone shouted, “We did it for J.D.!” There were hugs, high-fives and cheers.And there were tears, too.J.D. Gibbs’ widow, Melissa Gibbs, stood at the corner of the pit box, her hands on her face and tears in her eyes, her sons around her celebrating.“J.D. is on that car,” said team owner Coach Joe Gibbs, amidst embraces and cheers. “Unbelievable.”This was more than a victory, more than a Daytona 500 win or even breaking Hamlin’s 47-race winless streak — Sunday night went beyond any of that for the Joe Gibbs Racing family.MORE: Hamlin takes home second Daytona 500 | Full resultsThat race was for Joe’s son and Joe Gibbs Racing co-founder J.D. Gibbs, who passed away at age 49 from degenerative neurological disease Jan. 11.“It’s the most emotional and the biggest win I’ve ever had in my life, in anything,” said Joe Gibbs, who won three Super Bowls with the Washington Redskins before founding Joe Gibbs Racing.center_img 00:0000:0000:00LIVEFacebookTwitterEmailEmbedSETTINGS_SPEEDSPEED_NORMALSETTINGS_AUTOPLAY “Any time you can run 1-2 or 1-2-3, 1-2-3-4, whatever it is, it’s a good sign for your company and for your team,” Jones said. “For me, I knew J.D. very early in my career at JGR, when I first got into Xfinity part time in 2014. I didn’t get to spend much with him, but great guy. My father was a big fan of J.D. and what he was doing at Joe Gibbs Racing, and I think you’re hard‑pressed to find anybody who would have a bad thing to say about J.D.”Indeed, J.D.’s impact went beyond the walls of Joe Gibbs Racing; it was evident Sunday that he had touched many more in the garage during his lifetime. That included fourth-place finisher Joey Logano, who had been chasing JGR’s Hamlin and Busch for the victory in the waning laps of the “Great American Race.”“I’m not a Gibbs driver, but what J.D. has done for my career is the reason why I’m sitting here today,” Logano said. “As bad as I want to win it, it is pretty cool to think that the first race after his passing, to see those guys 1-2-3, it just says he’s up there watching and maybe gave you guys a little extra boost there at the end.”Some could say Hamlin won solely because of his restrictor plate prowess or Joe Gibbs Racing’s power under the hood. Others may claim it was due to Lady Luck bestowing favor upon Hamlin at the most tumultuous of race tracks.But Joe Gibbs would likely disagree with most of that. This win was too special for coincidence.“I guess everybody could say, ‘Well, that just happened.’ I don’t believe that just happened,” he said. “I honestly believe it was ‑‑ I think the Lord looked down on us, and I know J.D. and everybody in my family was emotional. …“The whole thing was just a special memory for me, and it’s one I’ll never forget, and it was the most important night of my occupational life.” “His legacy still lives on through Joe Gibbs Racing and (I’m) proud to do this for them.”The signs of J.D. were everywhere Sunday; his oldest son, Miller, wore the same Interstate Batteries race shirt that his father wore when he won the Daytona 500 as a tire changer in 1993. Each race car in the field carried a J.D. Gibbs decal on the driver’s side and Hamlin’s winning car bore an additional sticker on the B-post for J.D. Gibbs Legacy, the foundation established in J.D.’s honor that supports Young Life Ministry.J.D. was also honored at Lap 11 – his favorite number – with a tribute in Sunday’s Daytona 500. During the lap, Joe Gibbs Racing pit crews stood on pit wall, holding a J.D. banner bearing countless signatures.last_img read more

Divorce ruling ‘leaves law in state of flux’

first_imgFamily lawyers predict a rise in the number of couples seeking prenuptial agreements after the Court of Appeal dismissed a woman’s bid for an equal share of her and her ex-husband’s assets.Ruling in Hart v Hart, Lord Justice Moylan, said His Honour Judge Wildblood QC did not err when he awarded Karen Hart £3.5m, out of total resources of just under £9.4m, in a financial remedy order made in June 2015.The couple were married for 23 years. Karen Hart’s solicitor, Irwin Mitchell partner Nicola Walker, said the settlement ‘should have been based on an equal sharing of the assets they created between them during this time’.Walker said yesterday’s ruling ‘leaves the law in a state of flux. It allows a trial judge to find that even where it is not properly evidenced, the financial contribution of one spouse outweighs the family and domestic contribution of the other. This can lead to a result that is unfair and discriminatory, as it has done in this case. More such results are likely to follow, with the potential to set the law back more than 20 years’.Joanna Farrands, partner at Surrey firm Barlow Robbins, said it was unusual for so much weight to be given to pre-marriage contributions after such a long marriage.’For others, this means that it’s important than ever to establish and prove what assets you have invested into the relationship prior to the official marriage as they could also be included in any payout. We could potentially start to see a rise in prenuptial agreements by couples as a result,’ she said.Simon McKirgan, senior director at family law firm Vardags, said the courts draw a clear distinction between wealth built up during the course of the partnership and that generated by one party prior to the marriage.He said: ‘If such wealth exists, as it clearly did in the case at hand, then the party that brought this wealth to the marriage will, in most circumstances, be entitled to retain it. However, this is subject to one important caveat. If there are not enough assets to meet the financially weaker party’s needs, then the court will award them a portion of the other side’s pre-acquired wealth to ensure that those needs are met. Needs are always regarded as more important than protecting pre-acquired wealth and, in such a scenario, trump all else.’last_img read more

Mercedes and MV Agusta unveil one-off F3 800

first_img–Ads– In an effort to celebrate their “iconic” partnership, Mercedes-AMG and MV Agusta collaborated and unveiled a one-off F3 800 sports bike at the 2015 IAA Frankfurt International Motor Show.Inspired by the Mercedes-AMG GT S, the F3 800 features an AMG solarbeam yellow exterior paint job with black accents and AMG / MV Agusta badging.  The bike also has a black leather seat with yellow contrast stitching.As much as the technicalities are concerned, the MV Agusta F3 800 is powered by a three-cylinder 12-valve 798 cc engine which produces 148 PS at 13,000 rpm and 88 Nm at 10,600 rpm. The engine is paired to a six-speed gearbox with MV EAS (Electronically Assisted Shift).While the bike’s combined fuel consumption stands at 9.4l/100km, CO2 emission is pegged at 224-216 g/km.Weighing at 173 kg, the motorcycle is priced at 15,190 Euros (RM73,252) for the version equipped with EAS and ABS.last_img read more