Telstra suffers outage after committing $38M to fix network

first_img network outageTelstra Telstra earmarks $116M to boost rural coverage Australia completes 26GHz auction AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 03 MAY 2016 Telstra to delist from New Zealand exchange Tags 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 Previous ArticleFormer Moto chief to run Google’s new hardware unitNext ArticleUber takes partnership with Alipay global center_img HomeAsiaNews Telstra suffers outage after committing $38M to fix network Joseph Waring Related Asia Australia’s largest operator Telstra experienced another network outage just hours after announcing it will spend AUD50 million ($37.8 million) to address network issues identified in an official review.The operator conducted a review of the causes behind a raft of network disruptions over the past three months. Just hours after introducing the recommended fixes, hundreds of fixed-line broadband customers were affected by an internet outage, which the company said lasted less than 30 minutes, Australia’s Daily Mail reported.In early February its 3G and 4G networks experienced outages nationwide for at least three to four hours, and twice in March its prepaid customers faced network disruptions, which the operator said weren’t related to the original interruption.Telstra chief operations officer Kate McKenzie, who spoke at its investor day presentation in Melbourne yesterday, said the review had identified three key problem areas.She said the review panel confirmed the root causes of the disruptions and implemented a range of steps to reduce the likelihood of these issues happening again. The measures included increasing redundancy in the nodes, adding more capacity to the core network, introducing new processes and procedures for key network element restarts, and improving resilience in Telstra’s international connectivity, McKenzie said.The second recommendation was to improve network monitoring by investing AUD25 million on monitoring equipment. “In any sophisticated, world-class network there will always be disruptions, which is why we use sophisticated tools to help us better detect issues and allow stronger monitoring,” she said.The operator plans to introduce more real-time traffic monitoring along with more real-time customer impact reporting, which will result in better early warning of any traffic patterns in the network that might be a cause for concern, she said.The final action point is to improve Telstra’s recovery time for customers in the event of a disconnection, so any disruption to services will have a shorter duration. She said Telstra is investing an additional AUD25 million to increase its capacity to handle a large number of re-registrations simultaneously.The review was carried out by Telstra’s specialist teams, experts from Ericsson, Juniper and Cisco, and an independent adviser from Tech Mahindra. Authorlast_img read more

Wolves’ Winger Adama Undecided between Spain and Mali

first_imgWolverhampton Wanderers’ winger Adama Traore says he is open to playing internationally for either Spain or Mali.The 23-year-old was born in Spain to Malian parents and is eligible to play for either national side.He says that he hopes his Premier League performances will help him get further calls ups for international football, after injury meant he was unable to honour a first invite by Spain. “My mentality is to work for the team and the performance for the team gives me half a chance with two international teams and I am happy for that,” he told BBC Sport.“I am grateful (to have the chance) with the two international teams – Spain where I was born and Mali where my origins are.”In November there were reports that he had committed to playing for Mali when a photo was circulated on social media of him holding an Eagles shirt.Shortly after that he was named in Spain’s squad for their final Euro 2020 qualifiersbut injury forces his withdrawal from the squad.“About Mali, they came to my house. We spoke and after that, the guy posed for a picture giving me a Mali shirt” he explained.“With Spain I didn’t go because I was injured. When the time comes, you will see which team I decide.“But if Spain come again I will be in a position to go and train with Spain.”The former Barcelona youth academy player, has played for several of Spain’s national youth teams.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Terry’s golf lessons finally pay off at Emerald

first_imgThe Backyard Golf SocietyFor the first time in a few weeks we managed to come up with 8 players but the Chairman was noticeable by his absence yet again! Rain greeted us at the first tee at Emerald Golf Course and followed us all the way around apart from the last 2 holes. Terry C and Danni L outside Happy Bar 2.Obviously the weather suited Terry C as (after his golf lessons taught by John Ryves at St Andrews Golf Center) he finally put a round together and came in as the winner with 37 points.Geoff came in second with 33 and for the first time in a long while JJ took the nearest the pin prize.  Skin results were as follows: Terry C (9), Geoff (4), Dan M (3) with (2) rollovers for next week.Finally, we welcomed Danni L back this week and proceeded to down a few cold ones to celebrate his return.last_img read more

Eagles’ Jenkins: Headlines, spotlight won’t stop activism

first_imgSUNBURY-ON-THAMES, England (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins does not believe the heated exchange he had with the Carolina Panthers’ Eric Reid diminishes the impact of his fight for racial and social justice.Jenkins, the face of the Players’ Coalition, and Reid, a former member, shouted at each other during and after the Eagles’ 21-17 home loss on Sunday.Reid branded Jenkins a “sellout” after the game and said he “co-opted the movement” started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick because the group of players has chosen to work with the NFL to further its cause.“What happens on the field or whatever headlines, that (work) doesn’t stop,” Jenkins said Friday after the Eagles completed their final practice prior to a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London on Sunday. “There’s been work all across the country in so many different areas and by so many players that an incident like that, it might grab headlines and it might grab the attention of what people want to report, but the work that we do has never been contingent upon what we do.“Right now, the big focus is on voting and getting people out to the polls this November and we continue to do that. We’ve got people doing PSAs, writing op-eds, getting involved with the issues in their local markets, and so no, I don’t think it’s a distraction at all.”Strong safety Eric Reid #25 of the Carolina Panthers gets in the face of strong safety Malcolm Jenkins #27 of the Philadelphia Eagles prior to the start of the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on October 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)Reid, who joined Carolina last month, broke away from the coalition a year ago in part because of its support from the league. The NFL plans to commit $90 million over the next seven years to further social causes.Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman, a member of the coalition, responded on Thursday to Reid’s comments, saying he does not recognize that the group is “making true changes” with its advocacy.Jenkins, who chose not to address Reid’s comments after the game, said he was not aware of what Norman said but was proud he expressed his support publicly.“The support most likely comes because everything we’re doing is not just me,” Jenkins said. “Obviously, I think as kind of leader, my face gets put out there and my name gets repeated over and over again, but it’s a coalition for a reason.“There are guys all around the league that are doing work, whether directly or indirectly, because of us, and I think that’s something to be proud of. I think Josh is obviously one of those guys that is happy to be a part of the things that we’re doing.”___More AP NFL: and Philadelphia Eagles’ safety Malcolm Jenkins walks away after giving a television interview following an NFL training session at the London Irish rugby team training ground in the Sunbury-on-Thames suburb of south west London, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)last_img read more

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Leading International Sports Scientist To Deliver Seminar & Workshop In GMIT

first_img‘Pain to Performance’,GMIT Galway, 30 Sept, 6-9pm ‘Train Smarter andHarder’, Loughgeorge, 1 Oct, 9am-5pm Internationally renowned sports scientist andresearcher, Professor Tim Gabbett, will deliver a seminar and workshop on thetopics ‘Pain to performance’ and ‘Train Smarter and Harder’ in GMIT on 30September and 1 October. The events are being organised by John Duggan,lecturer on the B.Sc. (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science and Dr Lisa Ryan, Headof the GMIT Department of Natural Sciences.The first event will take place in GMIT Galway onMonday, 30 September, 6 to 9pm. Professor Gabbett will discuss the latesttraining methods for athletes experiencing pain or injury, and the processesrequired to return them to peak performance.Lecturer John Duggan explains: “This seminarprovides participants with a unique opportunity for Q&A in an informal settingwhile also gaining exposure to the very latest scientific research on trainingload to minimise injury risk and enhance performance.”The ‘Train Smarter and Harder’ event takes place inthe Galway GAA Centre of Excellence, Loughgeorge, on Tuesday, 1 October, 9am to5pm. This workshop by Professor Gabbett aims to bridge the gap between theoryand practice. Participants will gain hands-on experience monitoring trainingloads, designing session and weekly training plans, and providing trainingprograms to meet the individual needs of athletes and patients.John Duggan adds: “The workshop is presented in asmall group setting, promoting interaction and discussion amongst participants,and allowing ample time for Q&A. Whether you are an experienced practitioneror simply want to gain some practical ideas to implement in your clinic, thisworkshop will help you to build a training program from the ground up.”Dr Lisa Ryan, Head of Dept of Natural Sciences,GMIT, says: “Staff and students within our department regularly use methodsdeveloped by Professor Gabbett in research and practice and we are all lookingforward to what are guaranteed to be interesting sessions with one of theresearch leaders in this field”.Professor Tim Gabbett has 20 years’ experienceworking as an applied sport scientist with athletes and coaches from a widerange of sports. He holds a PhD in Human Physiology (2000) and has completed asecond PhD in the Applied Science of Professional Football (2011), with specialreference to physical demands, injury prevention, and skill acquisition. He hasworked with elite international athletes over several Commonwealth Games (2002and 2006) and Olympic Games (2000, 2004, and 2008) cycles. He continues to workas a sport science and coaching consultant for several high-performance teamsaround the world. Tim has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles and haspresented at over 400 national and international conferences. He is committedto performing world-leading research that can be applied in the ‘real world’ tobenefit high performance coaches and athletes.For details on GMIT’s B.Sc. (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science, see: and the new M.Sc. in Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition, see tickets and further information on the 30 Sept seminar, go to: tickets and further information on the 1 Oct seminar, go to WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Erik Lamela insists Spurs aren’t lacking confidence despite dismal run

first_imgERIK LAMELA denies Tottenham lack confidence after their poor run.The North Londoners’ 2-1 defeat at Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday was their third successive loss by the same scoreline.4 Erik Lamela insists Spurs aren’t lacking confidence despite their poor runCredit: REUTERSIt is the first time they have lost three on the bounce under Mauricio Pochettino since he took over as manager in May 2014.But Lamela said: “No, I don’t think we’re losing our confidence. We still believe in each other in this team. That’s why we always fight until the end of the season.”People are thinking like this. But inside the dressing room, I can tell you it’s not like this. We believe in this team.“It’s time to win again. The way we played against Inter will help a lot but we have confidence in ourselves.”4 Mauricio Pochettino’s men have lost three in a rowCredit: GettyPochettino’s men led through Christian Eriksen’s deflected 53rd-minute strike until Mauro Icardi levelled with a spectacular 20-yard volley in the 85th minute.Matias Vecino then heading their winner in the second minute of stoppage time.Winger Lamela, 26, said: “We’re disappointed because we were winning and to lose like this in the last ten minutes is bad.”It’s bad for us because we came here to win and in the end we didn’t get the points, so very disappointed. The feeling is like when you lose, bad, bad.Michel Vorm insists Tottenham playing good football despite three straight defeats 4 The likes of Harry Kane have struggled for form this seasonCredit: Getty Images“But we need to keep going and move on. It’s the only way to recover from this, to keep putting everything on the pitch and try to get back to winning ways.”I don’t know honestly if we deserved to lose. In the second half, we scored and then we managed the game. They were tired, we should have scored more goals.“I had a lot of chances. My team-mates too. Sometimes the ball goes in. Football is like this sometimes.  We have to improve and next time try to score and finish the game. That’s it.”4 Lamela is adamant Tottenham can get their season back on trackCredit: Getty ImagesMost Read In SportWHAT THE REFMMA fighter gets DQ’d in Abu Dhabi and tries to fight Brit ref Marc GoddardLIL ISSUEBoris Becker’s estranged wife begs his new girlfriend to ‘step away from my son’RETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeEngland captain Harry Kane has looked a shadow of the player that has terrorised Premier League defences for the past three seasons as he failed to score for a third game running.But Lamela insisted: “Harry is not a machine. He scores a lot. Today, he didn’t and for two or three games he didn’t. But he will score again.“It’s not like Harry needs to score every single game. All the pressure is not on Harry. All the attacking players need to score.”last_img read more

Five Suspected of Stealing $13K+ ORC Shoplift Ring

first_imgFive Suspected of Stealing $13K+ ORC Shoplift Ring The Knox County Sheriff’s Office said deputies arrested five people following a chase near Western Heights in Knoxville Tuesday. According to the KCSO, investigators were searching the area for a known vehicle believed to be spotted in multiple Home Depot thefts in the area.KCSO said the suspects had stolen more than $13,000 in merchandise from stores, saying it believes some of the suspects were part of an organized retail theft ring that has been stealing from multiple businesses inside Knox County and Knoxville. The special investigations unit spotted the suspects’ red Pontiac Grand Prix in a parking lot off McSpadden Road in Knoxville.KCSO said the suspects then sped off, and officers started chasing them. During the chase, deputies said the vehicle slowed, and two passengers bailed and began running. Officers continued chasing the vehicle into the Western Heights area when the driver pulled off the road got out to run. Officers said they were able to capture the driver, and the two others who had run off shortly after. The KCSO said it later took two others into custody, and all five… WBIR10 News- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Create Your Own Media: Stop Buying Attention. Start Earning It!

first_img presentations a recap of Fred Wilson’s The future of marketing is about creating content, not buying media:  fredwilson Ad Age Digital Conference . Want to learn more about how you can use inbound marketing to grow your business? While overall spending on marketing may go up, traditional-media outlays are declining, and spending is growing on the creative and technology necessary to implement social campaigns on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Agencies have to find a way to continue to make money in this environment.   Download the free webinar As marketing dollars shift to technology and creative, Fred sees huge opportunities for creative & technology marketing offerings such as analytics tools, social networking platforms and creative ad & media networks:  to learn how to turn your website into an internet marketing machine. Some good coverage and blogversations at PaidContent, Fred’s blogand the WSJ. Here’s Fred’s slides: Union Square Ventures partner Fred Wilson has seen the future, and it’s in “earned,” not paid, media, which has big implications for marketers, agencies and, of course, the media itself.   .center_img from very early success stories of the new web Fred has invested in some of the I wouldn’t bet against Fred. As a marketer, are you investing in media and creating your own audience?  Or are you still buying placement?  Ad Age Keynote Webinar: Rethinking Marketing A few great sound bites from including Delicious (acquired by Yahoo), Feedburner (acquired by Google) and Tacoda (acquired by AOL).  He believes that spending on traditional media will continue to decline and spending on software and creative will increase: As a venture capitalist, Mr. Wilson said, he’s funding companies that address the new marketing paradigm, from earned-media platforms such as Twitter and social video site Boxee to next-generation ad agencies such as Federated Media and Clickable, and from analytics firms such as ComScore and Quantcast to tech platforms such as FeedBurner and Dave Morgan’s Simulmedia.   View more Originally published Apr 7, 2009 7:24:00 PM, updated March 21 2013 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more