According to Sky Sports, Chelsea are positive of tying down midfielder N’Golo Kante to a new long-term deal.Kante was pivotal to France winning the FIFA World Cup in Russia, and have been linked to Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.The former Leicester City midfielder has over two-and-a-half years left on his current Chelsea contract, and the hierarchy at the West London club would feel more comfortable having him sign on a long-term deal.N’golo Kante and Eden Hazard’s contract negotiations have been troublesome for Chelsea, and they can’t afford to lose either or both of them.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Sky Sports reports that Chelsea are in talks over a new contract and are hellbent on keeping Kante.The midfielder has a new attacking midfield role this season under Maurizio Sarri and has started all Premier League matches.He has scored four goals in 105 appearances for Chelsea since signing from Leicester City in July 2016.
https://twitter.com/RecordingAcad/status/1024282785085906947 From dressing to impress to getting—and staying—connected with the right network, here are some go-to techniques for kick-starting a career in the music industryLakeia BrownGRAMMYs Mar 19, 2019 – 6:03 pm As college graduation season quickly approaches, most seniors have begun the search for their “dream job” in musc. While it’s an exciting time, the quest can be daunting, especially when applying to roles in an industry as competitive as the music biz. So how do you stand out? GRAMMY U provided answers and so much more at last week’s GRAMMY U Industry Insights: How to Get the Job workshop in downtown Manhattan. A packed room of recent- and soon-to-be- college graduates received pointers from a panelists of pros: Madison Rozynek (The Madison Square Garden Company), Ian Rifkin (Universal Music Group), Christine Schworn (Sirius XM) and Lisa Hauptman (Downtown Music Publishing). Here are a few valuable tips for landing the dream job. (L-R): Lisa Hauptman, Christine Schworn, Ian Rifkin, Madison Rozynek, Jessica McDevitt1. Dress the PartThe entertainment industry is known for pushing boundaries, but that behavior doesn’t apply to interview etiquette. While the dress code is casual to business casual for most of the music industry, always show up to an interview in professional attire. A general rule: It’s better to be overdressed than underdressed. Keep it business professional and leave the boundary pushing until your first day on the job.2. “Thank You…” NextThank you is never a bad idea, especially after an interview. Be sure to ask for a business card or an email address, and follow up with a quick note expressing your continued interest in the job and try to include something personal that was discussed during the interview. If you want to go the extra mile, “hand written notes will always make you stand out,” says Christine Schworn, Recruiter & Talent Acquisition, Sirius XM. And remember, it typically takes about six weeks from interview to hire, so be patient.3. Play Your Position Dream big but make sure your experience matches the job. How do you know if you qualify? Read the job description thoroughly, and be honest with yourself. Recent graduates typically land Department and Executive Assistant roles at entertainment companies to get into the door. Don’t shy away from these roles, even the temporary jobs, because they often lead to bigger opportunities says, Ian Rifkin, Manager of Internship Programs & Campus Recruiting, Universal Music Group. Network, work hard and you’ll be ready for the next level soon. Twitter 5 Ways To Land Your Music Dream Job put-your-dreams-work-5-ways-land-your-ideal-music-job Facebook News Email Put Your Dreams To Work: 5 Ways To Land Your Ideal Music Job 4. Circle of LifeRemember opportunities exists everywhere, even among friends. Getting an informational with a senior level executive at a dream job is great, but you can also create opportunities within your circle of peers. “Network within your circle,” says Lisa Hauptman, Global Head of People, Downtown Music Publishing. Remember to not only look up, but across. Your peers are the next round of executives.5. Stay Linked and AwareLinkedIn, LinkedIn, LinkedIn. Recruiters utilize the career site as a tool to identify candidates so keep your LinkedIn profile up to date, and if you don’t have an account, sign up, says Madison Rozynek, Recruiting Coordinator, The Madison Square Garden Company. Be sure to use an appropriate picture and follow companies that reflect your interests. And remember, LinkedIn isn’t the only space recruiters use for online research. Your social accounts are a reflection of you. Be mindful of what you post.Want More?: Check Out These 5 Surefire Ways To Make It In The Music IndustryRead more
T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray says 5G will be a second-half story for the company. Roger Cheng/CNET Eager to jump on T-Mobile’s 5G network? You’re going to have wait a little longer. T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray said in an interview at MWC on Monday that the company won’t be formally launching its 5G service in its first 30 cities until the second half of 2019. The reason: the lack of phones that can tap into the critical low-band 600MHz spectrum that will power much of its early 5G coverage.”We were hopeful, a year ago, that by this time, we would have a device,” he said here in Barcelona. “It’s not there yet.”Ray had pushed the industry to move faster with compatible devices, but noted much of the industry was working on devices that supported bands with higher frequencies, which offer better speeds, but less range. The first 5G smartphone, Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G, will tap into higher-frequency bands and come out with Verizon Wireless first. AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile all have networks that are compatible with the Galaxy S10 5G, and T-Mobile said it will carry the phone in the first half. But the coverage using super-high frequency millimeter-wave spectrum is so minimal that Ray said the company isn’t sure how — or if — it will promote it. More from MWC 2019 Now playing: Watch this: Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone 28 Photos “You can’t go to a US consumer and charge them a big premium and it works on three street corners,” Ray said. Ray applauded Sprint for at least staking a claim and saying it would cover more than 1,000 square miles by the first half. He’s waiting to hear about AT&T and Verizon’s coverage plans. AT&T touted its existing service and what’s still upcoming. “We offer the only live mobile 5G network and device today, and are continuing to expand coverage and device options,” said an AT&T spokesman. “I’m surprised they continue to ignore our announced plans to offer a mobile 5G network on low-band spectrum this year with nationwide coverage in early 2020.”Verizon wasn’t available for comment. Ray said the company would go big with 5G in the second half once it gets a device that can tap into its 600MHz spectrum. He declined to comment on which company would supply the phone. Originally published at 6:12 a.m. PT.Update, 8:05 a.m. PT: Adds background and comment from AT&T.Update, 9:05 a.m. PT: Adds more background. Update, 10:15 a.m. PT: Adds additional quote from Neville Ray. Comments Tags 11 reading • T-Mobile delays full 600MHz 5G launch until second half of 2019 Phones Mobile World Congress 2019 Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 5G AT&T Sprint T-Mobile Verizon Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone MWC 2019: All the phones and gadgets we cared about • Share your voice See All Ray’s concession throws a wrinkle into the 5G race, as carriers push to the be first to the next-generation wireless technology, which promises a much faster and more responsive network. AT&T has already launched 5G in a dozen markets, but in limited areas, while Verizon has a home 5G network. Sprint, meanwhile, said it plans to launch 5G in four markets in May. The delay also underscores the complexity of building a 5G network and the bets companies must make on what kind of spectrum they can use. Verizon and AT&T initially championed millimeter wave spectrum because it can deliver super-high speeds, but with limited range. T-Mobile opted for lower-band spectrum that has slower peak speaks, but better coverage. Much of the early investment went into devices that use millimeter wave spectrum, which doesn’t play to T-Mobile’s strengths. As such, you expect a loud launch later in the year, even if the Galaxy S10 5G can pick up small bits of 5G here and there. He said he didn’t worry about AT&T and Verizon pulling ahead in the 5G race because of the limited range of millimeter wave. Galaxy Fold vs. Huawei Mate X: Battle of the foldable phones Galaxy S10 Plus ongoing review Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 feels like practical magic Mobile World Congress 2019 Galaxy S10 5G: Samsung debuts its first 5G phone May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared 1:52 Mobile World Congress 2019
.Bangladesh has come up with a proposal for an inter-state internet highway, to be dubbed the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (APIS). This proposed internet highway will connect 32 countries of the Asia-Pacific region through underground optical fibre cables. This will be the same length as the Asian highway, that is, 145,000 km. The Bangladesh part of this highway will be 1768 km.The proposal for this internet highway basically came from Bangladesh. The matter was discussed in detail at the United National Economic Social Commission for Asia-Pacific (UN-ESCAP) steering committee meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand, last December. Representatives of India, China, Japan and other countries of the region were present at the meeting.Based on the decision taken at the meeting, a feasibility study is being carried out on the project. The prevailing telecommunication system in the region is basically dependent on the submarine cable which is significantly most establishment and maintenance than underground cables, pushing internet bandwidth costs in Asia much higher than that of Europe and North America. For example, in Singapore and Hong Kong, the MBPS (mega-byte per second) internet bandwidth cost on average is USD 1.79 and USD 1.83 respectively. Yet it Paris and New York this can be availed at USD .45 to USD .78 on average.If the APIS can be implemented, this will be the world’s largest terrestrial interstate internet network, providing speedy broadband internet in the region. More wholesale markets for bandwidth will be created, bringing prices down to the level of Europe and the US.According to a study of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the Asia-Pacific region has the highest rate of digital disparity when it comes to the use of internet technology. Only 8 per cent of the region’s population has access to speedy broadband internet use, resulting in a large section of the population being deprived of using digital technology for education, health and financial transactions.According to official data, there are 80.8 million internet connections in Bangladesh with internet bandwidth usage being 500 to 550 GBPS (giga-bytes per second). That is why Facebook, Google and such organisations do not have servers in Bangladesh.Member of US-ESCAP’s APIS working and steering committee Abu Sayeed told Prothom Alo, the combination of submarine cable and underground cable in Europe and America’s inter-state telecommunication infrastructure has created stiff competition in the bandwidth market. The submarine cable is in the hands of limited number of government and private owners and so the Asian bandwidth market has been captured. That is why though Asia has the highest use of the internet, it is costly and has low bandwidth use per head. APIS will eliminate this discrimination.Abu Sayeed Khan went on to say, “Today we can use mobile phones at reasonable rates due to the stiff competition created by reforms in the telecommunications policy. APIS can also resolve the artificial crisis for bandwidth and render broadband easily available to all.”
Despite strong interest from the NRL Saints have secured the signature of their star winger until the end of the 2022 season.Makinson had a remarkable 2018 season winning the League Leaders Shield and the prestigious Golden Boot award for his performances for England.The announcement falls on the eve of what will be Tommy’s 200th Saints appearance in the season opener vs. Wigan Warriors, Thursday evening.In his 199 appearances to date he has scored 108 tries and added another 108 goals.His match winning try in the 2014 Grand Final at Old Trafford and his length of the field stunner at the 2017 Magic Weekend are just two highlights from some of the incredible four-pointers he has scored for the Club.Saints Chairman Eamonn McManus said, “It’s further great news for St Helens and for Super League that Tommy has committed himself to us for four years.Tommy has been underestimated outside of St Helens for too many years. That was firmly put to bed with his recent stand out performances for England against the Kiwis.He has chosen St Helens and Super League despite very attractive offers from the NRL. It’s therefore a real statement of his faith in St Helens and in Super League that he has decided to extend his contract with us.He’s a world class winger and it’s wonderful that he aims to see out his career with his boyhood club”Head Coach Justin Holbrook added “This is huge news for everyone involved with St Helens to have Tommy sign for four years. He’s a fantastic player, what you see on the field is exactly what we see every day in training.I’m very happy for him to get the rewards he got at the end of last year with the recognition of winning the Golden Boot and being named in the Dream Team, very well deserved. He is extremely hard working, and is a pleasure to coach.”You can watch Tommy’s message to the fans here.A big thank you to Tommy’s player sponsor – Beaufort Financial.