Jamaica’s WC medal history – the women’s 100

first_imgAs good as Jamaica’s 100-metre men have been in the World Championships, their female counterparts have, in some ways, been even better. They have three gold medals just like the men do, but have sprinted to more medals more often. Leading the line at this week’s World Championships in Beijing is Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who is returning to the scene of her first international triumph. The women have 10 medals overall, compared to eight for the men. That margin is built on a four-medal foundation established by Merlene Ottey. However, while Ottey has two silver and two bronze medals each, gold has come to Jamaica courtesy of Veronica Campbell-Brown in 2007 and Fraser-Pryce in 2009 and 2013. The little rocket made history on her first big-meet visit to Beijing in 2008, by winning Jamaica’s first-ever Olympic gold medal in the women’s 100 metres. If she wins again in Beijing, she will be the first woman to win the World 100m three times. On current form, a win for VCB would be a long shot, but if the redoubtable warrior were to cross the line first, she would join Fraser-Pryce and American Marion Jones as the only two-time winners of the 100m in World Championship history. Jamaica, with Fraser-Pryce and Kerron Stewart in 2009, the USA and East Germany are the only countries to produce one-two finishes in the World 100 metres. The East Germans did it twice, with Marlies Gohr and Marita Koch in 1983, and with Silke Gladisch and Heike Drechsler in 1987. Those two doubles are a sore point for Jamaica. The East Germans and 1983 bronze-medal winner, Dianne Williams of the USA, are all now known to be beneficiaries of illegal performance enhancers. Declassified secret service documents have outlined the state-organised steroid-boosting programme that powered the East Germans from the 1970s to 1990, and Williams later confessed to illegal drug use at the time of her 1983 bronze. Remove Gohr, Koch, Williams, Gladisch, and Drechsler from the results, and Ottey is left as the winner in both 1983 and 1987. If history ever makes amends, then Ottey will have two gold medals to match her pair from the 200m. It’s an adjustment the sprint queen’s great rÈsumÈ desperately needs. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at track side since 1980.last_img read more

Mayfield, ‘dangerous’ Browns hand Panthers fifth loss in row

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) passes against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield took the snap in victory formation and dropped to one knee. The cocky rookie quarterback urged the crowd to make more noise, and when the clock hit zeroes, the stadium’s sound system blasted “Danger Zone.”The Browns have become hazardous to your playoff health.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Mayfield finished 18 of 22 for 238 yards, continuing his bounce back after throwing three interceptions in the first half last week at Houston. The brash No. 1 overall pick continues to develop and the Browns are growing with him.Mayfield was asked if he woke up feeling as dangerous as he did three weeks ago before beating Atlanta.“I think you know the answer to that one,” he said, drawing laughter.Landry felt that way, too.“I guess waking up feeling dangerous is contagious,” he said. “We pulled together as a team.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew There were no smiles or laughs in Carolina’s locker room as the Panthers (6-7) suffered a loss that could haunt them for months and will increase the heat on coach Ron Rivera.Newton passed for 265 yards, but overthrew Jarius Wright on 4th-and-goal at the 3 with 2:35 left. Carolina got the ball back, but Newton, who has been playing with a sore right shoulder, badly missed Devin Funchess and was intercepted by Damarious Randall with 57 seconds left.Following the game, a glum Newton didn’t offer any excuses.“We’re done with the cliche sayings, it just comes down to doing our jobs,” Newton said. “I’m not talking about nobody but myself.”Carolina came in just a half-game out of the second wild-card spot in the NFC, but with only three games left, including two against New Orleans, the Panthers are going to need help to make the postseason.Christian McCaffrey had two TD runs for Carolina and finished with 101 total yards.“It stinks,” McCaffrey said. “A lot of people are against us right now, but I’ll fight for every one of these guys. That’s exactly what I’m going to do and I know a lot of guys will do as well. We lost. We’ve lost a few in a row. It’s kind of us against the world right now.”Browns rookie Nick Chubb scored on a 1-yard run to give the Browns a 23-20 lead with 13:05 left. The score came one play after Landry took an inside handoff and weaved his way down field. Greg Joseph clanged the extra point off the left upright, keeping the Panthers within three.Newton drove the Panthers to the 3 before throwing two straight incompletions, ending Carolina’s best chance to take the lead.Mayfield’s 51-yard TD pass to Landry tied it 14-all with 8:27 left in the second quarter. View commentscenter_img After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Holiday scores 37 points, Pelicans beat slumping Pistons Rolling left out of the pocket to buy some time, Mayfield stepped up and confidently delivered a perfect strike to Landry, who was well covered on the play by safety Eric Reid, his former LSU teammate. As fans celebrated, Landry and several teammates sat down in the end zone’s corner and pretended to warm themselves around a camp fire.“It was cold outside,” Landry said, smiling.FAST STARTOn Cleveland’s first play, Mayfield unloaded a pass that traveled more than 60 yards in the air to wide receiver Breshad Perriman for a 66-yard pickup. Two plays later, Landry scored on his short run.HOME SWEET HOMEThe Browns improved to 4-2-1 at FirstEnergy Stadium, clinching their first winning home season since going 7-1 under coach Romeo Crennel in 2007.“That’s pretty cool because the Dawg Pound has always been loyal to us,” said guard Joel Bitonio, who has spent all five of his NFL seasons with the team. “We want every team to say, ‘We don’t want to go to Cleveland to play.’”NEWTON’S LAWWith his first completion, Newton eclipsed 3,000 yards passing for the eighth straight season. He came in needing 1 yard to reach the plateau and surpassed it on a 25-yarder to Curtis Samuel on Carolina’s second snap.Newton joined Peyton Manning as the only quarterbacks in history to reach 3,000 yards in each of their first eight seasons. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mayfield outplayed Cam Newton, Jarvis Landry caught a touchdown pass and ran for another score and the Cleveland Browns damaged Carolina’s postseason hopes with a 26-20 win Sunday over the Panthers, who dropped their fifth straight.Mayfield bravely threw a 51-yard TD pass into traffic to Landry, who had a 3-yard scoring run and added a long run — on a similar call — early in the fourth quarter to set up a go-ahead touchdown.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissPlaying the spoiler role down the stretch, the Browns (5-7-1) kept their faint playoff hopes alive while improving to 3-2 under interim coach Gregg Williams, who needed just five games to match former Browns coach Hue Jackson’s win total over two-plus seasons.“Everybody loves winning,” said defensive end Myles Garrett. “It’s different for us because of the negatives we’ve been through, but that’s all in the past.” PAY DIRTChubb became the first Browns player to score a rushing TD in five consecutive games since Greg Pruitt in 1975.ROOKIE RECORDMayfield joined Kurt Warner (1999) and Brad Johnson (1996-97) as the only players since 1966 to throw at least one TD pass in each of their first 10 career starts.INJURIES:Panthers: No significant injuries.Browns: C JC Tretter barely made it off the field in the third quarter before dropping to his knees. Tretter, who has played several weeks with a severely sprained right ankle, returned to the game.UP NEXTPanthers: Host New Orleans on Sunday.Browns: At Denver on Saturday. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

MMA’s faulty pump causes flooding in Region 5

first_imgAs flooding worsens in Lovely Lass, Mahaica, Berbice, owing to a faulty pump that had been installed by the Mahaica/Mahaicony/Abary Agricultural Development Authority (MMA/ADA), residents are disputing that the regional administration is making efforts to have the issue addressed. Flooded parts of the communityEven though the issue has been ongoing for the past two to three weeks, the residents are convinced that the administration has turned a deaf ear to their plea to have the issue discussed with MMA/ADA.In addition, downpours over the last few days have caused this situation to escalate to the point where the roads are now deteriorating, according to the residents.Ernest Mona, one of the affected residents, reported to Guyana Times that in addition to the faulty pump, the general drainage in the area was in dire need of attention.Both factors, he said, are contributing to the flooding, but there has been no work done to reduce the effects on the residents.According to Mona, the residents had brought up the situation with the Councillors who reportedly informed that it was not their place to address the flooding.It was further relayed to them that mechanical work was required to tackle the flooding, but the region was not in possession of the necessary machinery.He said that residents who were living on the dams were feeling the full brunt since that part of the community was especially affected.Regional Chairman Vickchand Ramphal confirmed that a solution was not in the hands of the region’s administration, since the pump had been placed at a strategic point by MMA/ADA.“MMA has complete control over the pump, so there is nothing the council can do on its own to bring relief to the affected residents,” he said.In addition, he pointed out that the area was generally prone to flooding so the effects were amplified as the pump malfunction continued to cause damage.Ramphal informed that he had made contact with the MMA/ADA earlier this week which subsequently led to a visit by the entity’s engineering team.However, they denied there was a fault with the pump and had since not visited the area for any further investigation, according to the Chairman.Meanwhile, the residents are appealing for a partnership to be established between the administration and MMA/ADA so they can have some relief.last_img read more

SEND US IN YOUR ST PATRICK’S DAY PICTURES

first_imgThis is a photo of James and his brother Connor Gallagher waiting for the parade in Letterkenny last year!From Ballyshannon to Buncrana and from Letterkenny to Lettermacaward, Donegal will be celebrating St Patrick’s Day in style today.We can’t get to every parade parade or event but we will carry as many pictures as we can.Why not send us in your pictures and let us know a little bit about your event and who is in the pictures? And even if you’re not in Donegal but are living abroad, why not send us your pictures to let your friends know you are still drowning the shamrock.Send all pictures to info@donegaldaily.comWe might not publish the pictures up straight away as we’re panning on celebrating too but we will get them up!  SEND US IN YOUR ST PATRICK’S DAY PICTURES was last modified: March 17th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:picturesSt Patrick’s Daylast_img read more

Readers bring vets’ dream to life

first_imgOdds and ends from around the Valley: You know the old line about the check being in the mail? Well, darn if it wasn’t for the 12 veterans at the Sepulveda VA. They didn’t think they were going to this year’s Golden Age Games – a competition for veterans 55 years and older in Virginia Beach, Va. – because they couldn’t afford the $1,000 trip. Your generosity after reading last week’s column made it possible for all of them to go and represent the San Fernando Valley in an event that’s the Olympics, World Series and Super Bowl all rolled up in one for our older vets. “The guys are absolutely overjoyed and ecstatic because they didn’t think they had a chance in the world of going,” said Don Starler, a member of our local team that always brings home the lion’s share of the medals in competition with over 40 other VAs nationwide. “Please, print it in huge letters – thank you from all the guys. They’re walking on air. We received checks from a few dollars to a few thousand dollars.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant In all, more than $12,000 came in to the volunteer office at Sepulveda VA for the vets, including $6,000 from Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and $1,000 from the Woodland Hills Rotary Club. “Most of the checks were from just regular people sending in anywhere from $5 to $50, along with some encouraging words for our vets,” said Maryanne Davis, chief of volunteer services for the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration. So thank you from the guys, and from me. Like I said in the Feb. 21 column, we shouldn’t have to be passing the hat for our vets living on a shoestring. They worked hard in the gym all year training to make the team, and the VA should be paying for their trip, instead of claiming it can’t anymore because it needs to spend it’s money on medical costs. Talk to any of these men, and you realize one of the biggest medical benefits old vets can have is staying in shape, and having a goal to shoot for late in life. The Golden Age Games is that goal. And thanks to you, they’ll be reaching it this May. I’ll let you know how they do. I called it a long shot when John and Bonnie Macaray of Studio City said they wanted to find the owner of a book they had found – a 12-year-old girl from 35 years ago named Dani McCallen who had lost her Dr. Seuss “My Book About Me,” crammed with personal notes on her life and family. Well, the long shot hit. Reader Tricia Putnam searched the Internet to find McCallen, now Dani Riggert, living outside Lake Tahoe. The Macarays mailed her the book Monday, and it had just arrived when I called Dani on Thursday. “I don’t believe it,” she said, laughing, “My favorite singer in 1971 was Tom Jones, and my favorite song was ‘What’s New Pussycat.’ I didn’t remember that. “I told Bonnie when she called that I have three children of my own, and they all have their own Dr. Seuss ‘My Book About Me,’ all filled out. “I can’t wait for them to get home from school. They put their books out before they left this morning, and we’re going to read each others’ book tonight. “After all these years to get that book back, well, it’s incredible.” And finally, Los Angeles city roofer Will Schaefer came home this week after spending his vacation in the little town of D’Iberville, Miss., fixing the roofs of people who had their homes severely damaged in Hurricane Katrina. “It was an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world,” said Will, whose grown children, Christina and Daniel, joined him. “In one week, we got eight families back in their homes, but there are still a lot more families in desperate need of help, so I’m going back again this summer,” he said. Will’s already got a commitment from four of his co-workers with the city of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks to join him. “Hopefully, we’ll get some help from local manufacturers and businesses so we can take a truckload of building materials back with us, and leave behind whatever we don’t use,” he said. If there are any suppliers or manufacturers out there who would like to help Will with building materials for Hurricane Katrina victims, give him a call at (310) 579-2844. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dennis McCarthy, (818) 713-3749 dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Chelsea coach Ianni fined £6,000 by FA over celebrations in front of Mourinho

first_img targets A FA statement read: “Chelsea coach Marco Ianni has been fined £6,000 after he admitted an FA improper conduct charge. It concerned his behaviour in the 96th minute of the game against Manchester United on October 20, 2018.”The FA reminded United boss Mourinho, Chelsea and Manchester United of their responsibilities in the aftermath of the incident, which occurred at the end of the 2-2 Premier League draw.Mourinho was incensed by the way assistant coach Ianni celebrated the goal in front of the United bench, leading the former Chelsea boss to dart off his seat and a melee to ensue.The United manager received an apology from both Ianni and opposite number Sarri and said he considered the matter closed.But the FA opened disciplinary proceedings and Ianni has been fined. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Latest Chelsea News Ianni mocked Mourinho as he celebrated the Chelsea equaliser REVEALED Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea REVEALED punished OFF REAL DEAL Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT tense JIBE Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa shining Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ 1 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Chelsea assistant Marco Ianni has been fined £6,000 by the FA after admitting to an improper conduct charge for his celebrations against Manchester United.Maurizio Sarri’s coach sparked a touchline fracas after celebrating Ross Barkley’s late equaliser in front of Jose Mourinho.last_img read more

MEP SLAMS PROPOSALS FOR EU-WIDE CORPORATE TAX RATE

first_imgPat the Cope Gallagher MEP today said that introducing common corporate tax rates in Europe is ‘simply not a runner ‘ and will not wash politically.Mr Gallagher commented: “The reason the Eurozone is facing real difficulties is not down to the different level of corporation tax charged in various member states, but because of the level of indebtedness of EU Governments. The majority of Eurozone countries are in breach of budget deficit rules laid down for the operation of the Eurozone.“Tax rates, including the level of corporation tax that a country charges cannot be changed unless there is the unanimous agreement of all 27 EU member states. This is the undisputed legal position under the EU treaties. “The bottom line is that Ireland is still a very positive location for direct foreign investment and this is helping to increase the level of our exports. Changing our corporation tax rate would negatively impact on what is a successful and functioning element of our economy and a key driver for recovery and future growth.“EU leaders should not seek to mess with this. It should also be pointed out that Ireland does not even have the lowest rate of corporation tax in Europe. While European Governments are forced to face up to dealing with high levels of debt, growth strategies must always be put in place. This was a point recently re-enforced by the new head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Le Garde.“Growth strategies must be in place in Ireland for a variety of different sectors, including in the areas of agriculture and food, the digital agenda, energy efficiencies and renewables, climate change, marine policy and research, innovation and science. These are the areas where we can create the new jobs of the future and become more competitive in the years ahead.”* YOU CAN LEAVE A COMMENT IN THE BOX BELOW MEP SLAMS PROPOSALS FOR EU-WIDE CORPORATE TAX RATE was last modified: August 22nd, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EU rates corporation taxgallagherpat the cope gallagerlast_img read more

ONLINE CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO SAVE LETTERKENNY’S CHURCH LANE

first_imgSinn Fein Councillor Gerry McMonagle has backed an online campaign to save one of Letterkenny’s best-loved streets.Letterkenny’s Church LaneThe campaign aims to help save and restore the Church Lane area and enhance the tourist value of this area to the town.Cllr McMonagle revealed “I will be in contact with Joe Gallagher Donegal County Council’s Heritage Officer to see what advice or support he can give this group. “The Heritage council is currently inviting applications for Grants for heritage projects such as what is envisaged for the Church Lane and I would hope that Mr Gallagher could advise the Church Lane Group how best to proceed with their plans.“I would also appeal to the derelict house owners to begin to put their house in order and to help compliment the aspirations of the people looking to improve the Church Lane.“If everyone residents, home owners and council put their shoulder to the wheel I have no doubt we will revitalise the Church Lane area and in doing so the town centre,” he said.  ONLINE CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO SAVE LETTERKENNY’S CHURCH LANE was last modified: January 14th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Church LaneCLLR GERRY MCMONAGLElast_img read more

Check it Fits experts visiting Kelly’s Centra Letterkenny

first_imgDid you know that four out of five child car seats are incorrectly fitted?That’s why it’s important to have yours checked by an expert.The Check it Fits service is coming to Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top for FREE checks this Friday 30th August from 10am-5pm. Check it Fits is a vital and lifesaving service. Incorrectly fitted seats can cause serious injuries and even fatalities in the event of a collision.Kelly’s of Mountain Top9At the Check it Fits service, RSA experts will check child car seats and restraints free of charge.  Experts will fix any incorrectly fitted seats and restraints, show parents how to do it themselves and answer any queries they have. It only takes a few minutes, no appointment is necessary and it is open to all makes and models of cars and child car seats.It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s free, so stop by Kelly’s Diner at Mountain Top this Friday to make sure your seats are fitted correctly.www.rsa.ie/checkitfits  Check it Fits experts visiting Kelly’s Centra Letterkenny was last modified: August 28th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:car seatsCheck It FitsKelly’s Centra Mountain Toproad safetyRSAlast_img read more

Cisco Jasper’s empire goes from strength to strength

first_imgRelated Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Tags:#Bright Box#Cisco Jasper#connected cars#Jul#KT#MyHonda#NBIoT#Samsung Follow the Puckcenter_img How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Cisco today announced at MWC that Cisco Jasper has completed live trials of NB-IoT on its Control Center connectivity management platform, making it one of the first IoT platforms to support NB-IoT. NB-IoT (Narrow Band-IoT) is a 3GPP-standard for LPWAN that is expected to drive growth of IoT at a massive scale, increasing the number of connected devices in excess of 3 billion by 2023.Supported by the GSMA, NB-IoT delivers a reliable, cost-effective IoT connectivity solution for low-cost devices. This is achieved by leveraging existing LTE infrastructure to enable lower power consumption while maintaining excellent coverage. Examples of industries where NB-IoT is expected to transform business models include smart meters, smart cities, smart parking, building automation, asset tracking, and remote agriculture.Cisco Jasper post-acquisitionI spoke to Macario Namie, Vice President Strategy at Cisco Jasper to learn more about the growth of Cisco Jasper. I was particularly interested to learn how the company has fared since its 2016 acquisition. According to Namie:“When we were acquired in 2016, our reach encompassed about 3000 enterprises which had about 17 million devices that were connected and utilizing the platform and those enterprises are now working with us via service providers or the network operators else which we had 35 partners at that time. Flash forward to today’s numbers. Really it’s been really fantastic. We’re now at over 9000 enterprises over 40 million devices growing at a rate of over a million and a half per month and have now reached a nice milestone that we have partnerships with over server 50 service providers.”Namie expanded on their growth:“This growth is a reflection of really two things. One is just you’re starting to see the maturity in the market and more specifically the cellular market where companies you know are starting to really trust their deployments and are starting to scale that up. And the second is we have maintained a very maniacal focus on our business and servicing our customers even while we became part of Cisco and very much credit Cisco for allowing us to do that and not get distracted with things that sometimes happen when you become part of a larger organization.”Namie also elaborated on their partnership with KT (Korea Telecom) which enables KT customers in Korea can manage their IoT services on a global scale from a single IoT platform thanks to Cisco Jasper’s partnerships with more than 50 service providers, which manage IoT devices across more than 550 mobile operator networks worldwide:“We’re now announcing the fact that we’re live we’re available for launch and so we’re really excited about some of the work there I think the Korean market has been arguably one of the most sophisticated and advanced markets in telecommunications KT has long been deeply interested in and investing in IoT and has been a presence in IoT events or things like mobile world congress. So to be able to pair us with some of the work that they’re doing I think is a fantastic result and will yield and open up the Korean market to international players who are coming in and making it just that much easier. So we’re we’re really excited about the relationship that we have with these guys and that puts us now at covering yet another market around the world. Every major market is now is now covered which is which is fantastic. I remember it didn’t seem that long ago that we had one and two but since then we made some big strides.” Cisco Jasper expands its reach in connected carsAlso announced at MWC, was a new partnership with Honda and Bright Box, a connected car platform for European Honda owners in Europe that provides services such as finding open parking spots based on GPS coordinates, and transmitting maintenance information to Honda. Cisco Jasper also revealed a collaboration with Jupl to provide a wearable mobile Personal Emergency Response System (mPERS) that promotes safety and wellness. The wearable device leverages the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch and purpose-built software from Jupl to provide a personal emergency response device without the need for a smartphone.It’s easy to envisage a small company being gradually melded into the larger organization upon acquisition with a resultant loss of identity. Cisco Jasper was able to avoid this from the get go as Namie detailed:“One of the things that was part of the discussion was that we would remain our own business. And so you know we’re we’re not simply Cisco we’re Cisco Jasper and the entire team is intact,  the entire management team that joined Cisco in March. We haven’t lost a single senior leader and the charter remains the same. The vision remains the same and the mission remains the same.  everything just feels like you know we now have basically a financial sponsor and a helper and for the most part is business has fundamentally not changed dramatically. And so that help us right that helps us remain focused and make sure we stay committed to what we set out to achieve.”IoT is still in its infancyIt’s easy to forget that as a sector of technology, IoT hasn’t been around all that long as a commercial entity compared to its contemporaries. Namie agrees:”For technology as a whole, IoT is still very much emerging and very dynamic. And so you know if you’re if you’re in a small business or you get acquired by a large organization you’re there for a reason, you’re there because you have a skill set or an expertise that may not necessarily be present yet in the organization of the successful partnerships they’re going to be the ones for they respect their expertise and Cisco very much respects our expertise and our skills. And so it’s been a very, very positive experience.” Cate Lawrencelast_img read more