Tags Ofcom completes 5G spectrum allocation Home Ofcom takes aim at scam calls Previous ArticleHuawei backdoor to Google apps slams shutNext ArticleVodafone shares unused 4G spectrum to connect rural areas Yanitsa joins Mobile World Live as a Reporter based in London. She has more than 5 years’ experience at various media outlets in her home country Bulgaria. She started her career as a political reporter, followed by taking editor roles… Read more UK operators splash £1.4B in latest 5G auction AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 OCT 2019 UK launches regulator targeting tech giants Yanitsa Boyadzhieva UK regulator Ofcom took action against scam calls and imposed new rules to cap the cost of calling phone numbers starting with 070.The watchdog announced in a statement that the new wholesale price cap of calling 070 numbers is now aligned with the maximum charge for calls to mobile numbers, currently around 0.5 pence per minute.Before the new regulation, any company controlling an 070 number could charge the caller’s phone company a wholesale price of as much as 39 pence per minute, and phone providers charged between 45 pence and £1.10 per minute for calls to ‘070’ numbers.Ofcom explained 070 numbers are designed to be used as a ‘follow me’ service, where calls are diverted from one number to another, so the person being called can keep their own number private.Numbers starting with 070 are often used in classified adverts or by small businesses and making calls to such numbers costs more than phoning mobile numbers.However, it is common for users to take 070 numbers as mobile numbers, which begin with 07, which has created an open door for scams and fake calls. This has led to higher consumer phone bills.“We uncovered evidence of scams, such as missed calls and fake job adverts, that took advantage of consumers’ lack of awareness of these high prices. An estimated minimum of 20 per cent of 070 calls involved some form of fraudulent activity”, Ofcom said.The regulator believes the new pricing cap will remove the incentive for scams by “significantly cutting the money that can be made from using these numbers”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back costOfcomwholesale price Author Related
Complete strangers recognize Dan Jones on campus all the time. It’s the same for his brother, Bill.“I just play along,” said Dan. “I don’t know their names, I’ve never seen them before. I just assume Bill knows them and I try to be friendly so they don’t start hating him.”There’s a connection between the graduating identical twins that runs much deeper than their looks: a sense of parallel lives and a profound love for, and dedication to, each other that has motivated them for 20 years. The pair falls into that category of twins who share an intense, almost indescribable relationship, one that transcends sibling attachment. And they wouldn’t have it any other way.“We’ve pretty much done everything together, all the time,” said Dan. “It’s very nice,” added Bill. “I think it’s an advantage. You are never alone. Whenever there is a new situation, your best friend is there.”For the athletic duo, the water has had a lot to do with their bond.Growing up in western Michigan in a small town surrounded by lakes — and with a mother who was uncomfortable in the water — swimming classes were a must.“It just so happens we were good at it,” said Dan.And they were good, indeed, very good. They began swimming competitively at the age of 6. But their team’s practice pool was too far away to get to, so they spent countless hours in a pool closer to home, honing their skills against each other. “It made us better,” said Dan. “We didn’t have a coach; there was nobody there to motivate us except for each other, and that was pretty much essential to us getting as far as we did.”Both eventually chose to swim the strenuous butterfly stroke in competitions. As time passed, their rivalry became so fierce — their finishes often separated only by hundredths of a second — friends would wager on who would win.The University of Michigan and its legendary sports program looms large in the eyes of many an athletic high school senior from the state, and initially the pair were intent on swimming for the Wolverines. But a trip east changed all that. The combination of Harvard’s rigorous academic curriculum and strong swimming program was a perfect fit for the Midwest pair who had excelled in high school as both scholars and athletes.“We liked it; we felt like we fit in here with the team; we liked the coach, and there have been no regrets. We made the right choice,” said Bill.Attending different schools was never even a consideration.“That’s what we thrive on,” offered Dan as a simple explanation, “each other’s support.”As freshmen, they were separated, residing in different dorms, but sophomore year they were together again, living as roommates through their senior year at Winthrop House.Though they are intense rivals in the water, they also love seeing each other succeed. In 2008, Bill qualified for the Olympic Swimming Trials and for the past two years has qualified for the NCAA championships. Dan was thrilled his brother was able to compete on such a grand stage. When Dan, who had been sidelined for much of his final swimming season with an illness, made it back to the pool and shone at this year’s Ivy championships, the loudest cheers came from Bill.“He didn’t just get best times,” said Bill, “he got best times by a significant margin, which is incredible.”The Jones brothers are both organismic and evolutionary biology concentrators, and, as in the pool, have relied on each other for academic support. Both did their senior theses on different aspects of the Charles River. In their spare time, when not studying or swimming, their aquatic interest extends to their hobby of wooden fish carving, a skill they largely picked up on their own. What began as a childhood effort to carve fishing lures out of backyard willow tree branches has grown into a successful business. Today both are accomplished artists able to create intricately hand-carved and painted works of art.But after graduation, their close connection will be severed by distance for the first time. Bill is headed to San Diego to pursue a Ph.D. in biological oceanography at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Dan will remain on the East Coast to study for medical school entrance exams.“Hopefully, without each other we will still accomplish something,” laughed Dan, who intends to go into cardiology or possibly heart surgery.And though their competitive swimming careers are over, some day the two hope to complete an Ironman Triathlon. Together.
Eight candidates running for seats in the Kansas House of Representatives were in widespread agreement Saturday morning on a number of the issues facing the state – with some notable exceptions.One of those was when Libertarian candidate John Taube in the 19th District said he agreed with Kansas gun laws and individuals should have the right to defend themselves at anytime. “Good people are not the ones who go around shooting people,” Taube said. He did, though, encourage gun owners to take classes.His opponent in the 19th District, incumbent Stephanie Clayton, said she had seen gun laws passed that make people feel unsafe. In an active shooter situation, she said, police cannot tell who the good guys are. Democrat Elizabeth Meitl did not attend the forum.Both Jerry Stogsdill and Dorothy Hughes, candidates for District 21, opposed campus carry and called for major changes in gun laws. Stogsdill said he was a former Naval weapons officer and a gun owner and called for limitations on the types of guns people can buy. Hughes said concealed carry without a permit is “outrageous.”While both incumbent Democrat Jarrod Ousley and his Republican opponent Rob Johnson said they opposed the concealed carry law, Johnson said he would not support rolling back campus carry. Rather he advocated for more local control for campuses to make decisions. Ousley said it was “absurd” for someone to be able to walk into a restaurant with a gun.Both incumbent Melissa Rooker and Democrat challenger Matt McCann running in the 25th District opposed the gun laws. Rooker had voted against the gun packages. “We live in a civilized society. Common sense should prevail,” she said.“I don’t want to live in the old west,” McCann said, calling for “Rambo guns” to be “taken off the shelf.”All of the candidates opposed an amendment to change how Kansas Supreme Court justices are named. Taube, though, qualified that he didn’t support a change “right now.” He said the courts can’t keep coming back on school funding.All of the candidates were critical of the current Kansas tax system and advocated a tax overhaul. Taube, though, said he favored a “fair tax” system based on consumption, but later called the sales tax on food “ridiculous.”Clayton, along with the other candidates, wanted to eliminate the food sales tax and she also called for removing sales tax on “dignity” products.None of the candidates supported giving tax dollars to private schools. However, Johnson said he would give an option for families to get a tax exemption for what they pay to private schools and Taube said parents “have to have options” that it cannot be just public or none.
Scientific American:While it might not be witchcraft, the formula for ‘love at first sight’ remains a mystery. However, if you pop the following ingredients into a kettle: large pupils, long glances, and a lovely, attentive smile, you may not have concocted a bona fide love potion but your witch’s brew could contain some insight into the laws of attraction.Being an optometrist and all around eye aficionado, I have a deep interest in the connection between the eyes and love. After reviewing many decades of literature and research, I have picked out a few studies that I think help us to understand how love affects our eyes and how our eyes can affect the level of attraction and love we feel for someone else. Let’s start off this “Learning The Look of Love” series by first exploring love and eye contact.Read the full story: Scientific American More of our Members in the Media >
SOUTHAMPTON, England, CMC – West Indies bowling coach Corey Collymore believes veteran Chris Gayle will relish the challenge of taking on Barbadian speed sensation, Jofra Archer, in tomorrow’s World Cup fixture against England which he expects to be a “lively game”. Archer has been consistently the fastest bowler on show in the tournament and his new-ball spell against the ultra aggressive Gayle is already one of the highly anticipated match-ups of the clash at Southampton.“Chris thrives on that,” said Collymore, himself a former Barbados and West Indies fast bowler.“I have known him since he was 16 and he has always loved a challenge. He has always enjoyed the challenge of fast bowling so I expect him to relish that. “I have known Archer for a while and I saw (Mark) Wood in the Caribbean last year. They are both very impressive, as we have seen throughout this tournament.”
The Play by the Rules Webinar is coming up on the 7th October – What Would You Do?: Resolving contemporary ethical issues in sport. For more details and to register click on the link: http://www.playbytherules.net.au/news-centre/hot-topics/1452-free-webinarHere is some information around questions you may have about the webinar summarised below:• You only need an internet connection to join a webinar – it’s a live online seminar. So you can join in from anywhere and yes, you’ll be able to ask questions and make comments through the live ‘chat function’. • The webinar is aimed at people working or involved in grassroots sport – so the ethical dilemmas we’ll address are pretty much issues you’ll be familiar with. • You’ll get a free copy of the Ethical Decision Making Framework that we’ll work through on the webinar. It should help you work through issues.Related LinksWebinar
PITTSBURGH, PA – NOVEMBER 07: Jaylon Smith #9 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrates by wearing the hat of team mascot, Lucky The Leprechaun, following their 42-30 win against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Heinz Field on November 7, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)Things can’t get much worse for Notre Dame at the start of the Fiesta Bowl. Ohio State just took a 14-0 lead, and ND’s star linebacker Jaylon Smith just suffered what appears to be a terrible leg injury.Warning: the photo is gruesome. Look at your own risk. And that is the last time we’ll see Jaylon Smith in a Fighting Irish uniform. One of the greats. #respect pic.twitter.com/mWRRwV8YEc— Carlos Lozada (@CarlosLozadaWP) January 1, 2016More bad news for Notre Dame. Butkus Award winner Jaylon Smith. pic.twitter.com/U5HRCj1x5u— Dan Worthington (@danWorthington) January 1, 2016That’s awful. Let’s hope the injury isn’t as bad as it looked.
“All students deserve access to the education and training they need to follow their dreams,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills, and Training. “We are committed to making education and employment training accessible, and ensuring everyone can contribute to their communities and a strong B.C. economy.”“Our government wants British Columbia to be the most accessible and inclusive province in Canada,” said Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. “This funding is one more step to help get us there. Connecting students with disabilities to training supports that will further their education will help to remove barriers, and open new opportunities in the future.”Some of the post-secondary institutions will deliver programs that provide job-specific training in careers like trades, technology, culinary arts and horticulture. Others will build on mental-health assistance for students, or provide instructors with tools to better support all students.B.C.’s Labour Market Outlook predicts that over the next 10 years, 917,000 jobs will need to be filled, ranging from trades, technology and tourism, through to health care, management and business. Some level of post-secondary education or training will be required for about 80% of those job openings.The 20 institutions that will each receive $75,000 in 2018 are:British Columbia Institute of TechnologyCamosun CollegeCapilano UniversityCollege of New CaledoniaCollege of the RockiesDouglas CollegeEmily Carr University of Art and DesignJustice Institute of British ColumbiaKwantlen Polytechnic UniversityLangara CollegeNicola Valley Institute of TechnologyNorth Island CollegeNorthern Lights CollegeNorthwest Community CollegeOkanagan CollegeSelkirk CollegeThompson Rivers UniversityUniversity of the Fraser ValleyVancouver Community CollegeVancouver Island University VANCOUVER – Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark announced Thursday that Northern Lights College is one of twenty post-secondary institutions across the province that will be getting funding to support students with disabilities.Each institution will receive $75,000 in one-time funding to develop or build upon programs that support students with cognitive, mental-health or physical disabilities. The funding allows them to train for high-demand jobs, including those in the technology and trades sectors.Mark announced the $1.5 million in funding at Vancouver Community College, where a pilot program will train students on the autism spectrum for careers in baking and cooking.
OSU sophomore midfielder Abdi Mohamed dribbles the ball against UC Santa Barbara at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Credit: Ohio State AthleticsThe Ohio State men’s soccer team will enter Big Ten play winless on the season, only managing one goal over its first four games, resulting in an 0-4 record.The Buckeyes suffered losses of 2-0 and 2-1 against Portland and Oregon State, respectively, in their two-game road trip over the weekend.The lone bright spot for the Buckeyes last weekend was their first goal on the season, coming from junior forward Nate Kohl — his first career goal with OSU after transferring from Michigan.“It felt great,” Kohl said. “But the ultimate goal is to win and we haven’t been doing that.”With the start of the Big Ten season looming, both players and coaches alike can feel the tension in the air. They know the time to start winning is now.“Big Ten games always have a lot more hype than any normal out of conference game because it’s so competitive in the Big Ten that everyone is a rival,” said senior forward Christian Soldat. “You just have so much more determination and grit and want to fight.”NorthwesternThe Buckeyes first Big Ten bout of the season comes against Northwestern at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium this Friday at 7:30 p.m.Northwestern will come to Columbus with a record of 1-3 in 2016 under 16th-year head coach Tim Lenahan. Lenahan is returning six starters and 20 letterwinners from a season ago where he led the team to a 7-9-2 record.The Wildcats are led by midfielders Brandon Medina and Jeffrey Hopson, totaling four points apiece with two goals each. The two seniors have scored all four of the team’s goals this season, all of which coming on penalty shots.The two teams will faceoff for the 33rd time, with Northwestern coming out the victor in their last meeting 2-1 in Evanston, Illinois. However, Ohio State leads the all time series 18-11-3. Penn StateThe Buckeyes will then face off against Penn State at University Park, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.The Nittany Lions are 2-1-1 so far this season, including a tie against reigning national champion Stanford.Nittany Lions head coach Bob Warming earned his 450th career victory in the team’s 2-1 win over Oakland on Sept. 5.Penn State is led by senior forward Connor Maloney, who has tallied six points on three goals thus far. After an injury to starting senior goalkeeper Evan Finney, the team turned to freshman Arie Ammann to man the net. Ammann has thrived in his new role, earning Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after allowing only one goal in the two matches he started, both resulting in wins.Ohio State coach John Bluem knows the importance of these next two games for the team.“(Big Ten games) carry a much greater weight to them,” Bluem said. “At the end of eight games you are either in first place or in ninth place. The first target we set for ourselves every year is to win the Big Ten Championship. That means every single game you have to be ready.”The Buckeyes won the Big Ten last season after a rocky 1-4 start, and are looking to do the same thing this year.“The biggest (game) right now is Northwestern,” Kohl said. “I believe in our team and I believe in our coaching staff that once we get that first win, we build off of that and we keep winning like we did last year. Get that streak going and I don’t think anyone in the country can stop us.”
England midfielder Jordan Henderson says he feels a certain kind of special feeling knowing that supporters at home are having fun with their outings at the World Cup.Henderson who was only six years old the day Southgate missed from the spot against Germany, confirmed the scenes of celebrations back home is an inspiration to him and his team-mates.He said via Tottenham Independent:“It’s a special feeling to know that the people back home and out here in Russia are enjoying the experience just as much as we are.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“All the celebrations and the songs they are singing back home, it inspires us as players to be able to bring the nation together and put smiles on people’s faces.“That’s the biggest thing so far to come out of it and we just want to continue to do that and do everybody proud.”Henderson began his career at Sunderland in 2008, with a loan spell at Coventry City in 2009, before moving to Liverpool in 2011.