Globe ends sales of 3G SIMs in bid to drive 4G uptake
21 Oct 2020Globe Telecom has announced that it has stopped selling or issuing 3G SIM cards across its entire distribution chain as it looks to accelerate the migration of subscribers to 4G LTE services. In a statement on Tuesday (20 October), Globe’s head of communications Yoly Crisanto said that the carrier is offering free SIM card upgrades, but admitted the decision means that many customers would have to purchase a 4G-ready smartphone first. To mitigate the additional cost, Globe is providing ‘free device changes or a really low price on 4G/LTE devices’ where possible, she said. Although n...
Liverpool and Real Madrid stumped as Juventus plot mega £361m bid for top target
Juventus are touted to be planning an all-time record £361million transfer bid for PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe, which comes as a huge blow to Liverpool and Real Madrid’s hopes of signing the attacker.As the top clubs circle in the giddying stratospheres of European football, Mbappe is expected to be the hottest subject of a mega bidding war next summer with the France star having just under two years left on his contract in Paris. Most importantly, he has reportedly decided he won’t extend his current deal and has openly made known his intentions, telling the Ligue 1 Parisian giants that he wa...
Football Tribe Asia
Malaysian opposition leader probed over bid to become prime minister
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was questioned by police on Friday over a list of lawmakers reportedly supporting his bid to oust the government of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.Anwar was summoned after complaints were lodged against him about the list of 121 lawmakers, from Malaysia's 222-member parliament, that made the rounds on social media after his meeting with the king on Tuesday. During his royal audience, Anwar reportedly claimed to have enough support to form a new government.He appeared at the Bukit Aman police headquarters at about 2 p.m. and was accompan...
Wenger explains how Arsenal failed with 'ludicrous' bid for Luis Suarez
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has explained the club's audacious bid for Luis Suarez.The Gunners famously submitted £40,000,001 bid to buy the Uruguayan from Liverpool in 2013.In his new book, 'Arsene Wenger: My Life in Red and White', Wenger writes: "In 2014 [the 2013/14 season] were looking to get Luis Suarez over."We had an agreement with the player and his agent. But the agent claimed that there was a clause: with an offer above £40million, Liverpool would be obliged to let the player go."But thanks to an indiscretion within Liverpool, I found out that his clause never existed."To c...
Supreme Court rejects S. Carolina governor's bid to stop money for Planned Parenthood
COLUMBIA, S.C. — In a blow to South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, the U.S. Supreme Court has dashed — at least for the time being — his yearslong legal effort to eliminate Medicaid funding for South Carolina’s Planned Parenthood clinics, which provide medical services for eligible needy people.“Petition denied,” said a two-word filing Tuesday by the nation’s highest court, killing the governor’s bid to win a hearing before the full U.S. Supreme Court about money going to Planned Parenthood’s two medical clinics in South Carolina, clinics that supporters say provide vital health care services t...
The State (Columbia, S.C.)
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' scattershot bid to nix charges goes down hard
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes threw her criminal indictments and charges against the wall to see if she could get any to fall away, but they all stuck.The Stanford University dropout, charged with a dozen felony counts of fraud over her defunct Palo Alto blood-testing startup, filed six motions in U.S. District Court in San Jose in late August, seeking to have indictments and charges thrown out.On Tuesday, Judge Edward Davila denied all of them, paving the way for a trial scheduled to begin in March.To Holmes’ claim that her right to a speedy trial had been violated beca...
The Mercury News
Saudi’s bid to join UN Human Rights Council rejected
Saudi Arabia failed in its bid to join the UN Human Rights Council for the next three-year term, while China and Russia were elected to the Geneva-based body.Other countries elected to the 47-member council yesterday in the secret ballot which took place at the UN headquarters in New York were: Ivory Coast, Gabon, Malawi, Cuba, Bolivia, Uzbekistan, France and Britain.Senegal, Nepal, Pakistan, Ukraine and Mexico were re-elected for a second three-year term. Council members cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.The result for Saudi Arabia will be seen as a severe blow to the kingdom’s de ...
The Middle East Monitor
Baseless claims won’t affect UN vote on China’s bid to join human rights council
A woman walks past the United Nations headquarters in New York, the United States, Sept. 14, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)Member states of the UN will make an impartial and fair judgment of China's achievements in the human rights field, as well as its contributions to the UN's work, analysts said on Tuesday, while noting that some Western nongovernmental organizations' (NGOs) and politicians' recent attacks on China may end in vain.Such attacks include calls for member states to vote against China in elections for the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), which will be held in the UN General Assembly Hall...
Anger, relief as Russia, China join the UN Human Rights Council but Saudi bid rejected
Russia and China on Tuesday became the latest additions to theUN's Human Rights Councildespite campaigners naming them among the worst abusers in the world, although there was some relief that Saudi Arabia lost its bid to become a member.The UN General Assembly on Tuesday voted to accept the membership bids of Russia and China to the Human Rights Council, despite passionate calls for their disqualification due to their appalling rights abuses.The Syria Campaign strongly opposed Russia's membership but were left disappointed by the the vote."The world just got a lot more dangerous and a lot les...
Saso blows bid with late meltdown
Saso blows bid with late meltdownDante Navarro(Philstar.com) – October 11, 2020 – 2:43pmMANILA, Philippines — Yuka Saso came threateningly close to producing a stirring comeback but fumbled at the finish, settling for a 68 for joint 12th in the storm-hit Stanley Ladies Golf Tournament won by Mone Inami via playoff in Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan Sunday.The money race leader came out of a rest day following the cancellation of the second round due to stormy weather with a bogey to fall five shots off the pace but pulled to within one after 14 holes with a cluster of birdies and an eagle, re-ign...