8 days agoMan Utd teenager Williams signs new contract

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd teenager Williams signs new contractby Freddie Taylor8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have tied down Brandon Williams to a new contract.The promising teenager was impressive on debut in the Europa League draw with AZ Alkmaar last month.The new deal will keep him at United until June 2022, with the option to extend for a further year.Speaking after the AZ result, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for the young fullback.”You won’t see a better full debut from a full back anywhere,” the Red Devils coach said.”The boy is just going to improve and improve. He’s got the right mentality. I’m very pleased for him.” last_img

Louisville Commit G.G. Robinson Says It’s “Messed Up’ That The Cardinals Pulled Their Offer From Matt Colburn

first_imgThe bad side of college football recruiting was showcased by Louisville Monday night, as the Cardinals pulled their scholarship offer from commit Matt Colburn, less than two days before National Signing Day. Bobby Petrino’s program received some serious criticism from recruiting analysts following the news, including this rant from a Rivals.com writer that called for all South Carolina high school players to boycott Louisville. Even a Cardinals’ commit thinks Louisville was rough on Colburn, a three-star running back out of Irmo, South Carolina. G.G. Robinson, a three-star defensive end committed to Petrino’s program, tweeted the following Tuesday morning. Man what Louisville did to my boy Matt was messed up….. That’s awful— GG (@GGRobinson85) February 3, 2015What Louisville did isn’t unheard of, but doing it less than 48 hours before National Signing Day seems fairly classless. The Cardinals’ 2015 class ranks No. 31 in the country by 247 Sports’ Team Rankings.last_img read more

Abilities Foundation Launches Unit for Training

first_img Senator Reid lauded the work of the Abilities Foundation and reiterated the Government’s commitment to creating an inclusive education system for all. For her part, Project Director for the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s PATH Programme, Elsa Marks-Willis, lauded the partnership of the Abilities Foundation and Digicel Foundation, noting that these partnerships have helped the Ministry to position itself towards the achievement of its mandate of the protection of the rights and freedoms of persons with disabilities. Story Highlights The Abilities Foundation has launched its new Beauty Services Unit, as part of its mandate to provide more training opportunities for persons with disabilities. The Abilities Foundation has launched its new Beauty Services Unit, as part of its mandate to provide more training opportunities for persons with disabilities.The unit, which was launched on November 28 at the Abilities Foundation’s Constant Spring Road address in Kingston, is a renovated classroom outfitted with five stations for nail and make-up artistry as well as a hair dressing area to facilitate cosmetology training of the students.It was established at a cost of $1 million, with proceeds from the 2016 Digicel 5K Run for Special Needs initiative and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, who addressed the launch, welcomed the programme.“This is another forward step in the vocational training programmes offered to persons with disabilities, which allow them to function as creative and productive citizens,” he said.Senator Reid lauded the work of the Abilities Foundation and reiterated the Government’s commitment to creating an inclusive education system for all.For his part, Senator Dr. Floyd Morris expressed pleasure at the increasing public- and private-sector support for this vulnerable community.“This programme is evidence that something is happening where disability is concerned. We must intensify these efforts to ensure that the lives of persons with disabilities are transformed and improved, so that we can have a truly inclusive and responsive society,” he said.For her part, Project Director for the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s PATH Programme, Elsa Marks-Willis, lauded the partnership of the Abilities Foundation and Digicel Foundation, noting that these partnerships have helped the Ministry to position itself towards the achievement of its mandate of the protection of the rights and freedoms of persons with disabilities.In her review of the project, Managing Director of the Abilities Foundation, Susan Hamilton, thanked the various stakeholders for their support to equip the students with the requisite training and certification to become productive members of the society.The curriculum is a customised seven-month course in nails technology and make-up artistry. The HEART Trust/NTA College of Cosmetology and Beauty Services is providing the training.It will be further expanded to offer certified training in a range of beauty services, including natural-hair care, and barbering for young men.The first cohort, consisting of eight students, began training in nails technology in September of this year. Assessments will be conducted in December.Funding for the programme is provided through the Workforce Inclusion Project, a partnership between the Government and the World Bank.Additionally, Digicel Foundation donated some $2.9 million to the Abilities Foundation for the purchase of equipment.Also attending the function were Chairman of Digicel Foundation, Jean Lowrie-Chin; Executive Director of the Combined Disabilities Association, Gloria Goffe; and Country Representative for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Mark Connolly.last_img read more

What The Hells Gotten Into Daniel Murphy

When theretofore ordinary second baseman Daniel Murphy turned into the reincarnation of Babe Ruth during last year’s playoffs, it was a fun story. Murphy was with the New York Mets through their lean, mediocre post-Madoff years, and he was suddenly the driving force behind their surprise World Series run. It seemed proof that in a handful of baseball games, damn near anything can happen.But for the sabermetrically minded (which presumably included the Mets’ front office), Murphy was still the decent-but-not-great player that his overall record said he was, and at age 30, he was likely on the downside of his career. So during the winter, the Mets moved on from Murphy to Neil Walker at second base — which, according to the stats, was basically the right call. Murphy signed with the Washington Nationals instead, and although projections suggested that he would have a solid season, there didn’t seem to be any way that he would build on his outlier postseason performance.Those projections have turned out to be flat-out wrong. Instead of reverting to his previous form, Murphy has looked an awful lot like the guy who went on that postseason tear: He currently ranks third in the National League in Weighted Runs Created Plus (wRC+)1A measure of a player’s runs generated per plate appearance, relative to the league, where average is 100 and higher numbers are better. and fourth in wins above replacement. (Murphy has also hit Mets pitching especially hard this year, delivering what already ranks as the most RBIs by a player against a team he played for the previous season since 1960.)For a guy who has never ranked higher than 37th in WAR, Murphy has taken a quantum leap forward. If Murphy maintains his current wRC+ for the entire season, it will be the 21st-biggest single-season improvement by a hitter over his previous career wRC+ at age 31 or older2With a minimum of 3,500 career plate appearances before the season in question and at least 350 plate appearances during the season itself. since 1901: Willie Stargell1971.398.628186.341.503134+52 PLAYERYEAROBPSLGWRC+OBPSLGWRC+WRC+ CHANGE Barry Bonds2002.582.799244.418.585164+80 Joe Morgan1976.444.576184.396.430138+46 Many of the people atop that list — including (but not limited to) Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Ken Caminiti and Mark McGwire — have admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs, were named in the Mitchell Report or were otherwise implicated in baseball’s steroid scandal via leaked test results. But nothing so sinister has been mentioned to explain Murphy’s rise, and some players outside the steroid era experienced similar (presumably natural) leaps in performance.Murphy has always credited Mets hitting coach Kevin Long with making several key adjustments to his approach at the plate in an effort to help him hit for more power. Here’s Tyler Kepner of The New York Times last October, on Murphy’s swing changes:“Long believed Murphy should harness [his] power by driving more with his legs, moving closer to the plate, getting his front foot down sooner and bringing his hands lower and closer to his body.”The numbers bear this out: Murphy’s 2016 isolated power is 115 points higher than his previous career average, and he’s hitting the ball authoritatively in new areas of the strike zone. Murphy was always a solid hitter on pitches up and on the inner half of the plate, but his new approach has him driving the ball more on pitches in the middle of the plate and even ones low and away: Paul O’Neill1994.460.603171.341.443115+56 Ken Caminiti1996.408.621169.328.402102+67 Barry Bonds2004.609.812233.433.602171+62 Roy Cullenbine1946.477.537182.402.422132+50 Luis Gonzalez2001.429.688173.355.460114+59 Only includes players with a minimum of 3,500 career plate appearances before season and 350 in season.WRC+ = Weighted Runs Created PlusSource: Fangraphs Lonnie Smith1989.415.533166.362.401116+50 Of course, it’s still unlikely that Murphy has morphed into a hidden superstar after seven big-league seasons. Players in their 30s who improved on their previous career wRC+ by between 40 and 60 points in one season tended to lose 36 points of batting average, 38 points of on-base percentage and 80 points of slugging percentage the next year. But, on average, they were still better than they’d been before. Even a year after the initial breakout, they hit for a wRC+ 15 points higher than their career average had been beforehand.That means Murphy probably is a better hitter now than he was in New York. And considering the damage he’s already personally inflicted on the Mets in head-to-head competition, it also means he may well end up being the key to an NL East title for the Nationals. Not bad for a player most thought would turn back into a pumpkin after his Cinderella story last October.Check out our latest MLB predictions. Dixie Walker1944.434.529168.369.434115+53 Mike Schmidt1981.435.644198.375.526145+53 Javy Lopez2003.378.687170.332.478107+63 Jermaine Dye2006.385.622151.334.469104+47 Sammy Sosa2001.437.737186.333.523119+67 Roberto Clemente1967.400.554170.348.455118+52 Biggest hitting improvements at age 31 or older, 1901-2016 Brady Anderson1996.396.637155.349.393103+52 Barry Bonds2001.515.863235.411.567159+76 Mark McGwire1998.470.752205.382.556152+53 SEASONPREVIOUS CAREER Jimmy Dykes1929.412.539143.356.40496+47 Daniel Murphy2016.387.598157.331.424109+48 J.T. Snow2004.429.529153.353.426104+49 Rickey Henderson1990.439.577190.400.429136+54 Victor Martinez2014.409.565167.369.464120+47 Bret Boone2001.372.578149.313.41388+61 Eddie Joost1949.429.453136.332.32187+49 read more

Bucks wallop Walsh

The Ohio State men’s basketball team got its 2009-10 campaign off to a strong start, beating the Walsh Cavaliers 86-48 in an exhibition game Wednesday.Junior Evan Turner made his debut at point guard and had little trouble adapting to his new position. Turner finished the night with 15 points, 14 rebounds and six assists, just four assists shy of a triple-double.Sophomore William Buford also scored 15 points, including 11 in the first half.Buford was six of eight from the field and made his only three point attempt.Junior David Lighty added 11 points and, perhaps more importantly, appeared to be fully recovered from last year’s season-ending foot injury.The Buckeyes officially begin their season Monday against Alcorn State at the Schottenstein Center.

Ohio State womens soccer upsets Tennessee advances to second round of NCAA

The Ohio State women’s soccer team opened the NCAA tournament with a victory Saturday, knocking off regional No. 4 seed Tennessee, 3-0, in Knoxville, Tenn. Junior forward Tiffany Cameron netted two of OSU’s goals, including a seventh-minute strike that set the tone early. She now has a team-leading eight goals on the season. OSU extended its lead to 2-0 on a 68th minute goal from sophomore midfielder Kristen Niederhaus. Cameron followed that up with her second goal of the game six minutes later. The Buckeyes outshot the Volunteers, 20-10, including a 9-3 advantage in shots on goal. Senior goalie Katie Baumgardner only needed to make three saves on her way to picking up her seventh shutout of the season. It was also her fourth shutout in six career NCAA tournament contests. The Buckeyes haven’t been as successful as they have wanted on the offensive attack lately, so the three scores were a welcome sign for the Buckeyes and coach Lori Walker. “For a team that’s struggled to find the back of the net, it was critical for us to have (Cameron) find the back of the net,” Walker said following the game according to the team’s webpage. “I think we have known all along that we are a quality team but soccer’s a cruel game and sometimes you don’t always get the results. … Hopefully we can continue this run.” The Buckeyes (11-8-2) advance to play second-seeded Milwaukee in the second round at 5 p.m. Friday at Duke’s Koskinen Stadium in Durham, N.C. read more

Unai Emery names Laurent Koscielny Arsenals main captain plus four Vice

first_imgArsenal boss Unai Emery has named one of his defenders Laurent Koscielny as his main captain, with Mesut Ozil listed as one of four vice-captains.Koscielny who is currently out with an ankle injury had captained Arsenal in place of Per Mertesacker last season. Mertesacker, on the other hand, retired from playing at the end of the campaign to take up the role of Arsenal’s academy manager.Following Arsenal’s Premier League defeat at home to Manchester City on Sunday, Emery has also named four vice-captains who will assist Laurent the main captain;Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.On the appointments, Emery said as quoted by Sky Sports:“The captain of this group is Laurent Koscielny, who is injured at the moment. After Laurent, our other captains are Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, and Granit Xhaka.“I want leaders in the team – every player at every time to have the capacity to show leadership, but these are the five players who have the possibility to be captain.”last_img read more

Rapid growth of ECommerce offers opportunity for region – Johnson Smith

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#United States, November 6, 2017 – Washington DC – Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, says the rapid pace of technological advancement and expansion of e-commerce globally provides opportunity for Latin American and Caribbean countries to increase trade and commercial ties and pursue their respective growth agendas.She was addressing a Regional Policy Dialogue on Trade and Integration convened by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) at its headquarters in Washington DC on Wednesday (November 1).   The two-day meeting, which involved representatives of major corporations such as Google, United Parcel Service (UPS) and Walmart, looked at the obstacles to enhanced integration of the region and explored ways to deepen commercial ties among countries.Minister Johnson Smith said “closer cooperation with Latin America is one of the foreign policy priorities of the Government of Jamaica and, therefore, participation in the Regional Policy Dialogue is an important step to this end”.   The delegates agreed that digital trade and e-commerce are excellent avenues for the countries in the region to expand those links.Minister Johnson Smith pointed out that the Government has been taking steps to expand its digital footprint. She noted that Jamaica is the first Caribbean country to introduce an e-gov platform to facilitate improved connection with and service to citizens.The Minister took the opportunity to update the meeting on policy and legislative developments, which have enhanced Jamaica’s information and communications technology (ICT) framework to better enable the Government to use e-commerce as a vehicle to empower small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs.The Regional Policy Dialogue on Trade and Integration also discussed preparations for the 11th Session of the Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in December.   While in Washington, Minister Johnson Smith also met with legislators on Capitol Hill on various policy issues.Jamaica’s delegation included Deputy Director, Foreign Trade Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Richard Brown; Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Jamaica, Marsha Coore Lobban; Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, Nicholette Williams; and Counsellor for Jamaica at the IDB, Arthur Williams.Release: JIS Related Items:last_img read more

POLICE LOG for July 13 Teens Take Off From Group Home DoorToDoor

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Saturday, July 13, 2019:Customer in the drive-thru line at Simards reports the person in front of them appears to be sleeping behind the wheel. Police were unable to locate vehicle in question. (12:00am)Police received report of a man soliciting going to door-to-door on a Segway on Fox Run Drive. Police were unable to locate. (1:04pm)Juveniles were reported missing from the Milestone Group Home on High Street. Juveniles were located at Elia’s. Police spoke with staff. Juveniles returned. (2:27pm)Police received an accidental 911 call from a person’s Apple Watch. (5:46pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 25: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Men Carrying Sledgehammers Down Street; Turkeys Causing TrafficIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 26: 2 Missing Teens; OUI Arrest; Main St. Shut Down Due To Crash; Road Rage IncidentIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 21: Driver Issued Summons; Solicitors Going Door To Door Without Required PermitIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Global sales of Tata Motors vehicles cross 1 lakh units in September

first_imgIndian auto giant Tata Motors sold over one lakh vehicles in September globally, up five percent over the sales in September last year. Cumulative sales for the financial year were 537,187, up 12 percent over the previous fiscal.Last month, the Mumbai-based company sold 102,289 in wholesales, including the sales of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles. Shares of Tata Motors closed at Rs 562.10 on Monday on the Bombay Stock Exchange, down 0.64 percent from their previous close. “Global wholesales of all passenger vehicles in September 2016 were at 67,895 nos., higher by 7 percent, compared to September 2015. Cumulative passenger vehicle wholesales for the fiscal were 348,429 vehicles, higher by 6 percent, over FY15-16,” the company said in a statement. Global wholesales for Jaguar Land Rover were 52,914 vehicles. Jaguar’s sales for the month were 16,211 vehicles and cumulative wholesales were 78,190 vehicles. Cumulative wholesales for Jaguar Land Rover for the fiscal were 273,561 vehicles.Domestic car sales during September were robust for most of the automobile companies, barring Honda Cars India, which continues to skip the growth wave.In other news, in a bid to offset rising input costs, Tata Motors is planning to hike prices of its passenger vehicles during the upcoming festive season.”Input costs have increased and some of the industry players have already undertaken price hikes. Moreover, we have also not corrected our prices for a long time. We will hike prices of our vehicles. Currently, we are working out the details,” Mayank Pareek, president (Passenger Vehicles Business Unit) at Tata Motors said.last_img read more

Reliance Industries GE ink agreement to foray into industrial IoT

first_imgMukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries on Thursday announced that it has formed a partnership with US-based GE to drive digital transformation in the industrial world. The two companies will work together to build joint applications on GE’s Predix platform, which is considered the operating system for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).The partnership agreement, which was signed in the presence of Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO, GE and Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries Limited, would provide IIoT solutions to customers in oil and gas, fertiliser, power, health care, telecom and in other industries.”GE will provide its Predix cloud offering, industrial internet applications and data science expertise,” the company said in a statement.RIL will also offer nationwide connectivity infrastructure to customers through a 4G network powered by Jio. The customers would be benefited in various ways such as operational efficiencies, profitability and new revenue streams.”A one percent productivity gain for companies creates around $250 billion value over 15 years, across these key energy and infrastructure industries. The digital market is growing at a fast pace with IIoT contributing the highest degree of growth at over 10 percent,” it said.Digital solutions have the potential to curb expenditure worth billions of dollars every year.”The partnership with Reliance Industries will shape the future of the Industrial Internet not just in India but globally. The possibilities that it opens to develop solutions on our Predix platform for the industrial sector are endless,” Jeff Immelt said in the statement.last_img read more

What Its Like To Vote If You Dont Have An Address

first_img Share MIGUEL GUTIERREZ JR. / KUT NEWSZion Jeffamoff holding one of his anti-Trump signs near the intersection of Sixth Street and I-35 on October 5, 2016.It’s going to be easier for some populations to vote this year because of recent court-ordered changes to the voter ID law.  One group is the state’s homeless population, which typically faces many hurdles casting a ballot.Zion Jeffamoff is homeless right now and he’s planning on voting during this election. Right now, he’s pretty easy to spot in downtown Austin. Typically, he holds anti-Donald Trump signs by the I-35 overpass at Sixth Street – some feature obscenities, while others question Trump’s business acumen. Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016“I really didn’t even care about any of this, and then I was looking at the election and I got so irritated by what this guy said,” he said, referring to the GOP presidential nominee.This election has gotten Jeffamoff so riled up that he says he’s making the extra effort to vote. For most people, registering to vote is not a big deal, but if you are homeless it’s a little more complicated. Because, in order to vote, you need an address.MIGUEL GUTIERREZ JR. / KUTJeffamoff at his usual spot under the I-35 overpass.That’s where the Trinity Center downtown and Diane Holloway come into play.Just a few hundred feet away from where Jeffamoff typically holds his signs is where Holloway and others keep some filing cabinets for people without a mailing address.“We are a legal address for people to receive mail here and also as a legal residence in Travis County for voter registration,” Holloway explains.The Trinity Center keeps about 500 folders – each folder holds mail for an individual person living on the street or nearby shelters. Holloway says, when they register to vote this is their legal address. It’s also where they will get their voter ID card and all their other mail.Holloway says sometimes homeless people like to register to vote because a voter registration card can often be really useful in helping them replace an ID.“It helps them get back on the grid if they are looking to replace an ID or birth certificate,” Holloway says.Regardless of why they are registering, though, Holloway says every year she encourages people to vote. However, she says some people are always more interested than others.“As you might imagine some of our homeless population feels a good bit disenfranchised, and I guess, like other people, think their votes won’t count and their voices won’t be heard,” she says.Holloway is hopeful more people will be encouraged to vote now that the voter ID law has changed.Following a court order, people who face obstacles getting an ID can cast a regular ballot if they sign a form. People who opposed the voter ID law in, predicted it would keep low-income people from voting. But now, things should be easier.And, as far as Jeffamoff is concerned, he says he recently registered and is planning to vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in November.Copyright 2016 KUT-FM. To see more, visit KUT-FM.last_img read more

Anna Stevenson Joins Volleyball Roster

first_imgAwards and Honors Anna Stevenson, a 6-1 middle blocker from Laurens, S.C., has joined the University of Louisville volleyball roster as a transfer from Auburn University. Her .90 blocks/set average ranks tied for eighth all-time on Auburn’s career records list and she set a new Auburn single-season record in 2018, averaging 1.15 blocks/set. Her 91 total blocks in 2018 ranks seventh, while her 18 solo stuffs finished tied for second on the season list. Last year as a sophomore, she played in 22 matches with 21 starts and was fourth on the team with a 2.14 kills/set average, tallying 169 kills on the year. Her .269 hitting percentage was third on the squad and she had seven matches with double-digit kills. She tied her career high in kills in two different matches with 13 vs. High Point and at Ole Miss along with notching two 12-kill performances – at No. 25 Alabama and versus Mississippi State.  Her 1.19 blocks/set mark vs. SEC opponents came in third in the league. She recorded back-to-back nine-block performances to reach a career high at Mississippi State and at Ole Miss. She finished with seven blocks vs. Ole Miss and had six blocks in three other matches. She notched a season-best .625 hitting percentage (11-1-16) against Arkansas. She went 8-0-15 vs. Eastern Illinois for a .533 mark. 2018 War Eagle Invitational All-Tournament Team 2017-18 First-Year SEC Academic Honor RollPrint Friendly Version “Anna is a fantastic addition to our 2019 roster,” said Dani Busboom Kelly, UofL head coach. “Our entire staff was impressed with her mindset and her drive to be great. She has proven that she can physically compete with the best players in the country and is excited about the goals for Louisville volleyball.” She played high school volleyball at Laurens District 55 and was a member of Upward Stars Volleyball Club and was named to the 2016 Under Armour High School All-America Third Team as well as being a PrepVolleyball Senior Ace. She helped 18U team win the 2016 AAU National Title and was the 2016 Index Journal Player of the Year. She was named to the 2015 AVCA Phenom list and made the 2016 All-State squad. She was a three-time All-Region selection and a four-time team Most Valuable Player (2013-16). Story Links As a freshman, she played in 26 matches in 89 sets at middle blocker for the Tigers and was fourth on the team with 188 kills and a 2.11 kills/set average. In all, she had six double-digit kill performances and led the squad with 61 blocks, having 12 solo stuffs and 39 block assists for a .69 blocks/set average. She totaled a career-best 13 kills and eight blocks in her home state as Auburn topped South Carolina in four sets and had 12 kills and five blocks vs. South Alabama, She finished with 12 kills at Texas A&M, adding six kills and a .667 hitting percentage at Georgia Tech in her first career start. She had seven kills on 14 swings for a .500 clip versus nationally-ranked Kentucky.last_img read more

Taiwans largest telecom operator Chunghwa Teleco

first_imgTaiwan’s largest telecom operator, Chunghwa Telecom, has selected content security specialist Verimatrix’s Video Content Authority 3 solutions for an IPTV and multiscreen upgrade.TV and telecom technology giant Ericsson was chosen by Chunghwa to lead the deployment of this upgrade, with Verimatrix solutions addressing all aspects of content protection and revenue security for the project. The deployment will feature the Verimatrix VCAS for IPTV and VCAS for Internet TV security solutions, which integrate security techniques for video over managed and unmanaged networks with a single security authority head-end.The solutions are integrated components of Ericsson’s Multiscreen TV and Media Connect platforms that will help extend Chunghwa Telecom’s brand and subscriber relationship beyond the set-top box.“Chunghwa Telecom represents a significant upgrade in the video industry as it marks a major network transition to offer more advanced multi-screen video services,” said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer for Verimatrix. “We are seeing other top-tier IPTV, satellite and cable operators also evaluating their network migration strategies in order to stay competitive in this new world of pay TV. Verimatrix is focused on helping these services providers implement a flexible rights management strategy across a combination of managed and unmanaged video delivery networks.”VCAS provides an integrated suite of solutions to secure video delivery to traditional set-top boxes and a wide variety of TV- connected using adaptive streaming, according to Verimatrix.last_img read more