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Tax overhaul potential boon for AT&T enterprise unit

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first_img AT&T CFO John Stephens revealed a commitment to invest an additional $1 billion if US tax reforms pass would be possible, in part, because of a lift expected to occur at the operator’s enterprise segment.Stephens told an investor conference lowering the corporate tax rate from 35 per cent to 20 per cent, as current legislation in the US Congress proposes, would spur investment from all types of businesses. Those organisations, he said, would need AT&T’s services.“So that tax reform could generate significant opportunities for us to sell our business services,” he said, adding the boost to enterprises could also benefit AT&T’s consumer division because “it’ll give people more opportunities and more wages to buy our services.”Alongside lowering AT&T’s tax rate, Stephens noted a provision in the bill allowing businesses to write-off capital expenses would also help increase free cash flow.“Tax reform’s really important as a separate issue. But because of its importance, because of its impact we will be able to make an additional billion dollar investment in 2018 really focused on fibre.”Stephens indicated he believes the odds of tax reform being approved by Congress are “better than 50/50”.Still in the worksJust after Stephens made his comments on Thursday (16 November), the US House of Representatives passed its version of the tax overhaul bill. A separate version of the measure – which preserves the permanent corporate tax cut but makes changes to individual rates temporary – is still being debated in the Senate.To become law, tax reform must be approved by both houses of Congress and signed by the President.Whether a lower corporate tax rate will actually produce greater corporate investment levels remains up for debate. During a recent panel with White House economic advisor Gary Cohn hosted by The Wall Street Journal, many CEOs in the audience failed to raise their hands when asked if they would boost capital spending as a result of tax reform.“Why aren’t the other hands up?” Cohn asked.A video of the moment was posted on Twitter by MSNBC‘s Kyle Griffin: Diana is Mobile World Live's US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only... Read more Tags Author Home Tax overhaul potential boon for AT&T enterprise unit AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 17 NOV 2017 Related AT&T pushes cybersecurity to public sector Amazon reels in MGM US chip funding tipped to top $150B AT&Tinvestmenttax regulations Previous ArticleOnePlus touts spec updates in 5T flagshipNext ArticleEncouraging Operators to Deploy Sites in Remote Areas and Connect the Unconnected Diana Goovaerts last_img

Ryan O’Mara leads McQuaid to third-straight sectional final

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first_img Connect on Linked in By Billy Heyen on May 30, 2019No Comment Subscribe by Email Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Ryan O’Mara relied on heavy-slider usage to get McQuaid back to the sectional final. (Photo: BILLY HEYEN)By BILLY HEYENROCHESTER, N.Y. — McQuaid’s season ended a year ago with a Ryan O’Mara ball four, allowing Victor a walk-off walk for the sectional title. Thursday, O’Mara again threw the final pitch.This time, it was high heat, strike three, a complete game for O’Mara to send the Knights back to the Class AA sectional final for the third-straight year.“We’ve been waiting for that game since when the season ended last year,” O’Mara said. “We’ve all had our mindset right for this game, and it’s a great feeling just to get my team back there.”Top-seeded McQuaid relied on O’Mara on the mound and at the plate to beat four-seed Hilton, 5-2, to advance to Saturday’s Section V Class AA final against Penfield. O’Mara rode a slider-heavy repertoire to efficient innings and groundball outs. At the plate, he delivered two run-scoring hits. The senior made sure his team, a senior-heavy bunch, would get another crack at Frontier Field on Saturday.“Ever since last year, walking off that field against Victor, this is the only thing I’ve been thinking about,” McQuaid catcher Ben Beauchamp said. “I can’t even imagine losing another one of those games.”Tuesday, when a “lights out” Hunter Walsh threw a shutout for McQuaid in the quarterfinals, he tossed single-digit breaking balls. He relied on spotting his fastball to huge success. O’Mara is almost a polar opposite. He threw sliders on more than 50 of his 88 pitches on Thursday. It’s his “plus pitch,” McQuaid head coach Tony Fuller said.O’Mara has more control of that breaking ball than anyone else Beauchamp has ever caught. For a strike, in the dirt, anywhere Beauchamp calls it, O’Mara can deliver it.“It’s efficient, it’s really tight and it’s almost as hard as a fastball,” Beauchamp said. “It looks like a fastball out of his hand, and when he can locate it like that, there’s not many kids that are gonna touch him.”Ryan O’Mara rides the breaking ball to a scoreless first. By my count, he threw 13 of his 18 pitches as breakers. Austin Jennings takes the hill for @hiltoncadets @hiltonvbaseball. Beauchamp hits for @mcquaidbaseball. pic.twitter.com/f5KlVUbRQD— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) May 30, 2019Two strikeouts in the first inning for O’Mara came on the slider, and Drew Bailey gave the Knights a 1-0 lead with an RBI single in the bottom half.Then two of the three second-inning Cadets’ at bats ended on sliders, for a groundout and a flyout. The day continued on like that, O’Mara trying to set up his fastball with his slider. He knows that the more he throws the breaker, the quicker his heater will seem. “I like to attack like (the slider’s) my primary pitch,” O’Mara said, “and I like to make my fastball seem like it’s a lot faster.”As O’Mara continued to cruise, the energized Knights of the first few innings struggled to push runs across after Keeler Thomas’ RBI single in the second. It’s a problem that plagued them in the quarterfinal against Fairport, an eventual 1-0 victory in which they simply couldn’t tack on.But it was O’Mara himself that made sure that wouldn’t be an issue Thursday. Twice he came up with a runner in scoring position, and twice the right-handed hitter turned on a pitch into left field to bring the run home.“I just wanna help myself out, just put the ball hard in play and good things happen,” O’Mara said. “It’s really good to help myself out. It helps me out on the mound a lot.”Hilton scrapped to push two runs across against O’Mara in the sixth. But in part because of his bat, McQuaid had a cushion.When Noah Campanelli (center) scored early on Thursday, he screamed but then had to avoid running into Hilton’s pitcher. (Photo: BILLY HEYEN)In the seventh, two of O’Mara’s three outs again came on the slider. First, he threw one that Beauchamp caught and gunned out a runner attempting to steal second. Victory within reach at that point, Beauchamp played an air guitar in celebration. The very next pitch was a looking strike three on the slider for the second out.And just as O’Mara explained afterward, the threat of the breaking ball brought him his final out. He threw two sliders over for looking strikes, then a third that was fouled off. So O’Mara went to his heater, up in the zone, apparent velocity higher than actual because of the three preceding sliders. The hitter couldn’t catch up, and O’Mara had his postseason redemption.“I know that’s a huge confidence booster for him,” Beauchamp said. “He started off strong this year, too, and he struggled through two starts, then his last two he’s come out and been lights out.”There are four current Knights players who experienced a crazy comeback at Frontier Field to win the sectional title in 2017. There’s another nine that were there last season, when Victor turned the tables with a walk-off win of its own. Saturday, at 10 a.m., McQuaid will take that field a third-straight season with the “brick,” the sectional trophy, on the line.The Knights’ seniors have commencement rehearsal on Friday morning. On Sunday evening, they’ll walk the stage for real. But on Saturday, they’ll seek out something even greater, Beauchamp said.“We all work so hard,” Beauchamp said, “and I think everybody wants it more than anything in the entire world.”  Ben Beauchamp, Drew Bailey, Hilton baseball, Keeler Thomas, McQuaid baseball, Ryan O’Mara, Section V Class AA, Sectional semifinal, Tony Fuller Share on Facebook Follow on Facebookcenter_img Ryan O’Mara leads McQuaid to third-straight sectional final Print This Post Ryan O’Mara leads McQuaid to third-straight sectional final added by Billy Heyen on May 30, 2019View all posts by Billy Heyen →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensAirPhysioThis All-Natural "Lung Cleaning" Device Helps Anyone Breathe EasierAirPhysioby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin' SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart - Pickin' SplintersTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five - Pickin' Splinters"If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there." 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CCP hires chief customer officer

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first_imgCCP hires chief customer officerMaria Sayans will serve in the newly created role to focus on the company's relationship with customersJames BrightmanTuesday 8th December 2015Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleCCP GamesCCP Games announced today that it's hired Electronic Arts veteran Maria Sayans to the newly created position of chief customer officer. In this role, Sayans will be tasked with overseeing every aspect of the company's relationship with its customers; she'll also be responsible for CCP's Marketing, Sales, Web Development, and Customer Services teams in Reykjavik, Shanghai, Atlanta, and Newcastle. Sayans, who will soon help open a new CCP office in London, will report directly to CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson. "As we embark on this new chapter in CCP's story, it's really important to us to further build on the fantastic relationship we've built with our customers," said Pétursson. "Maria will help us unify our communications across teams and studios so we can better enable our players to realize their wildest dreams."Related JobsSenior Game Designer - UE4 - AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer - REMOTE - work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor - GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Sayans spent 14 years in marketing leadership roles and was most recently senior director of marketing at EA's DICE studio, overseeing global marketing efforts for the Battlefield and Mirror's Edge franchises. She comes to CCP at a time when the EVE Online studio is shifting its focus heavily towards virtual reality. CCP is currently working towards the release of VR title EVE: Valkyrie for the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR headsets. The company is also working on EVE Online: Citadel, the next expansion to EVE Online, set for release in the first quarter of 2016."I can't think of a better place to be a part of the VR revolution than CCP," said Sayans. "The company's early leadership in VR and pioneering status in online gaming is quickly translating into real results and we aim to build on and extend that in the coming years."If you have jobs news to share or a new hire you want to shout about, please contact us on [email protected] employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEVE Online's latest citizen science project to help COVID-19 researchCCP Games has announced the third phase of its Project Discovery initiativeBy Marie Dealessandri 10 months agoBanned Republican politician restored to EVE Online council following investigation“We made a mistake here and we offer our formal apologies,” says CCP GamesBy Haydn Taylor 2 years agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img

Felon at large after escaping parole custody in New York City

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first_imgNew York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision(NEW YORK) — A violent felon is at large after escaping parole custody in New York City, officials said. Travis Simon, who was released to parole supervision on Feb. 4, reported to the New York State Division of Parole’s office in Manhattan on Wednesday and was told that he was being referred to a 45-day treatment program after it was determined he had violated his parole conditions “in an important respect.” That’s when the 30-year-old parolee fled custody, according to a statement from New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision spokesperson Thomas Mailey.“Community Supervision staff have been working with the parolee since his release on various violations of his conditions of parole,” Mailey said.The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision has since issued an absconder warrant for Simon and notified both local and state law enforcement agencies, who are actively looking for him.Simon was convicted on first-degree assault, a class B violent felony, and sentenced to seven years in prison in July 2011. He will be on parole supervision until June 2022, according to New York state inmate records.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img

Prototype Scott Endurance Road Bike Spotted at Tour of Flanders

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first_imgLook closely at the top photo and you’ll notice ports for cables entering the downtube, but it looks like they’re plugged and the Di2 wiring is ran alongside the brake cable, then likely dropped through the frame.We’re guessing those are 27.2mm Shimano PRO seatposts, which should add a bit more compliance. The Prologo Scratch Pro TR could be new, too, as that’s not a model currently shown on their website…and the team mechanic says they changed up the cockpit a bit to make it more comfortable. Check the video below for the team’s take on Flanders, pretty cool given the unbiased coverage of the winners and overall scene: The ORICA-greenEDGE pro team put several of their riders on a prototype Scott endurance road bike at the Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders).The bike takes style cues from their existing models, but adds internal cable routing, stouter and straighter fork legs and fairly thin seatstays. The top tube’s angled square shaped girth tapers down as it moves from the headtube to the seat tube, much like the Foil, but it flows a bit more directly into the stays. It has a slightly extended seat tube with traditional collar like the CR1, blending the two into a bike made for the cobbled classics. As proof, the team will use it for this weekend’s Paris-Roubaix.last_img

Minnesota sweeps tough conference opponent

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first_img“We wanted to have a comeback. Last weekend was rough, and it taught us that we needed to keep competing,” senior infielder Tyler Walker said. “She’s doing a good job of pitching in the moment. She has the ability to throw great games,” Allister said. Although she only gave up five earned runs in her two starts, Minnesota’s run support behind her was immense, and Groenewegen took notice. The Gophers finished their three-game weekend with 31 runs, helping to propel them back atop the conference elite. During the Gophers’ final game of the series on Sunday, an 11-0 victory, the ace was close to perfection in the circle. Groenewegen’s impact stretched further than the batter’s box. “I’ve been squaring the ball up, but nothing has really gone over the fence in a while,” Groenewegen said. Within the first two innings of the game, the Gophers scored seven runs.  Walker helped Minnesota get off to a fast start in its victory Friday, and its offense didn’t slow down Saturday. “I think it was nice for one to finally go over,” Groenewegen said. “These games meant a lot,” Groenewegen said. “I think we did a good job getting at [Northwestern], no matter what their ranking was in the Big Ten.” In her last nine games before the series, sophomore pitcher Sara Groenewegen hadn’t hit a home run. center_img “It’s been my job. If I can get on, then I’ve done my job. If I can get to first, take a base, get to third and score, I’ve done my job,” Walker said. After Parlich reached base, other Gophers followed suit. Minnesota went to the plate 12 times during an eight-run fourth inning. The Gophers faced conference leader Northwestern in a three game series over the weekend and swept the Wildcats with relative ease. Down 2-0 in the fourth inning, freshman Danielle Parlich got Minnesota going with a single. But with the bases empty during the eight-run outburst, the sophomore turned on a pitch over the middle and cranked it over the left-centerfield wall.  Minnesota asserted its dominance early in the series with a 10-5 win Friday.  Minnesota sweeps tough conference opponent Daily File PhotoThe softball team celebrates Ellie Cowger’s home run on Sunday afternoon at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium. The Gophers won against Northwestern 11-0. Matt GreensteinApril 13, 2015Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintOnly five days after the Gophers fell down to fifth in the Big Ten standings after a 1-2 series with Michigan, Minnesota settled itself back among the conference best. “The run support is huge. It’s always nice to have it, and it allows us to free [ourselves] up a bit,” she said. Groenewegen affirmed her ranking as one of the conference’s best pitchers with her second career no-hitter Sunday. Walker started the Gophers off as their leadoff hitter, singling and stealing a base in her first at bat.last_img

Most people want more income equality

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first_imgMilwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel:Earlier this fall, the Journal Sentinel reported that 46% of Milwaukee’s children live in poverty.More recently, the paper compared similarly sized educational systems in Wisconsin and Finland. Those Finnish kids seem to be doing very well, indeed; Wisconsin – not so good. That the number of children living in poverty in Finland is around 5% should not go unnoticed.Finland has a great deal more economic equality than we do. Yet the plans of Gov. Scott Walker and national Republicans propel us toward more inequality than we have now, already greater than anytime since the 1920s.A study by professors Dan Ariely of Duke University and Michael Norton of Harvard published earlier this year should be recalled in light of this growing wealth gap (Perspectives on Psychological Science: “Building a Better America – One Wealth Quintile at a Time,” January 2011. Vol. 6 #1)Ariely and Norton asked thousands of Americans what they thought the nation’s wealth distribution looks like: how much is owned by the top 20%, the next wealthiest fifth and so on. Then they asked them to describe what an ideal distribution of wealth would be.Read the whole story: Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel More of our Members in the Media >last_img

Senegal beats 10-man Benin 1-0 to advance to AFCON 2019 semifinals

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first_imgAFCON 2019: Uganda resumes training ahead of Senegal clash Senegal's midfielder Idrissa Gueye (L) celebrates his goal with Senegal's coach Aliou Cisse (C) during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) quarter final football match between Senegal and Benin at the 30 June stadium in Cairo on July 9, 2019. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP) (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images) Senegal’s players celebrate their goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) quarter final football match between Senegal and Benin at the 30 June stadium in Cairo on July 9, 2019. (Photo credit JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)Senegal beat 10-man Benin 1-0 on Wednesday at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo to progress to the semifinals of the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations.Everton midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye scored the only goal of the match in the 69th minute.Senegal dominated the first half with 70% possession but had nothing to show for it with the Lions of Teranga failing to register any of their five shots on goal on target. Benin, meanwhile, had threatened on rare counter-attacks, particularly through set-pieces.Senegal broke the deadlock in the 69th minute when Gueye and Sadio Mane exchanged passes from midfield to just outside the penalty box allowing Gueye to fire a shot past Benin goalkeeper Saturnin Allagbe.Senegal had the ball in the back of the net five minutes when Mane latched onto a through ball and rounded Allagbe to score. However, the goal was disallowed after a check by the Video Assistant Referee ruled that Mane was offside.Benin were reduced to 10 men six minutes from time after defender Olivier Verdon brought down Gueye just outside the penalty box as he was bearing down on Benin’s goal following more excellent interplay with Mane.Mbaye Diagne’s resulting free-kick did not trouble Allagbe, who made an easy save.Senegal, who remain on course for their first-ever AFCON title, will play the winner of Tunisia and Madagascar in the semifinals.Related AFCON 2019: Senegal says losing to Kenya "not an option"center_img Sadio Mane fires Senegal into AFCON 2019 quarterfinalslast_img

Identity found: Auburn’s big play offense returns

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Auburn wide receiver Ricardo Louis catches a pass in front of Kentucky cornerback Cody Quinn.Auburn wide receiver Ricardo Louis catches a pass in front of Kentucky cornerback Cody Quinn.AUBURN —Gus Malzahn said it bluntly after Auburn’s 30-27 victory Thursday night.“We got into a rhythm and probably for the first time all year (it) looked like an Auburn offense so that’s encouraging,” Auburn’s head coach said Thursday night.Coaches talk all the time in clichés about finding their identity on either side of the ball but Malzahn saw finally signs of what he’d built over the previous two seasons at Auburn with tempo, positive runs on first down and big plays in the passing game. Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee said Thursday night was the first sign that “at times we looked like the Auburn we want to be”.Through the first three and a half quarters, Auburn earned seven plays over 15 yards with most of them being redshirt freshman quarterback Sean White finding senior receiver Ricardo Louis wide open in the seam of Kentucky’s defense.“They were more available because the defense was allowing us to take those shots down the field,” White said after the win. “There was no specific emphasis to throw it to Ricardo but he sure did a great job getting open I know that.”Sean White (13). Auburn at Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015.Sean White (13). Auburn at Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015.Lashlee said Sunday that he anticipates White being Auburn’s starting quarterback Saturday at Arkansas (11 a.m., SEC Network) and for the foreseeable future after his 255-yard performance Thursday night.“We wanted to be aggressive and allow (Sean White) to give guys a chance to make plays and he did that,” Lashlee said. “Even when it was kind of covered, he put it where somebody like Ricardo could go up and make a play on it.”White and Louis both had career highs in yardage and at least for one night made for Auburn’s best deep threat duo in the 2015 season. In the first game following D’haquille Williams’ dismissal Kentucky played a soft zone or straight man on Auburn’s wide receivers basically begging for Auburn (4-2, 1-2 in the SEC) to attempt a deep pass. The now fully healthy Louis obliged early.Auburn’s 6-foot-2 senior flanker caught a 27 and 41-yard pass to set up touchdowns on the Tigers first two drives of the game.“We’ve got to be a good team offense (because) I’m not going say Ric will catch seven balls for 150 yards every week, maybe he will but for the most part I thought when the ball was thrown everybody’s way, they did a good job making plays,” Lashlee said Sunday night.Louis’ 114 yards on five receptions forced Kentucky (4-2, 2-2 in SEC) to alter its game plan heading into a 23-10 halftime deficit. The Wildcats realized very quickly they were giving White too much time to oversee the defense and not enough respect as a passer after watching him throw just two second-half passes against San Jose State two weeks previous.“They go so fast they get you — that’s the thing that early,” Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops said. “Things go fast and you’re not lined up properly to go things better.”Playing fast and without substituting was finally a staple of what Auburn did consistently Thursday night. With the bye week to figure out position groups and situational personnel, Auburn didn’t struggle with getting play calls in and the football snapped for the first time this season. One of the ways Auburn got the pace they wanted early in the game Thursday night was the success they hand on first down. During the first half, Auburn only had one play in a third-and-double digit situation.“That (bye week) really gave us a chance to figure out what we need to do and who we need to play in order to win games,” Lashlee said. “I don’t think our tempo was poor in the second half but when you’re 0 for 3 on third down that makes it hard to get going.”Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img