T-Mobile teams with Google for RCS boost

first_img GoogleRCST-Mobile US T-Mobile US partnered with Google to speed an expansion of rich communication services (RCS), allowing the former’s customers to use advanced capabilities when messaging Android users in other countries.To take advantage of the new feature, T-Mobile said its pre- and post-paid customers must use one of the nearly 40 smartphone models it offers which support a standardised version of RCS known as Universal Profile. While the new capabilities are natively available in the standard messaging app on T-Mobile devices, customers on other networks will need to use Google’s Messages app.Abdul Saad, T-Mobile CTO, said in a statement the operator’s RCS customer base “is among the largest in the world”, adding enabling cross-network RCS messaging with Google would provide users with a better experience.Google recently expanded RCS to users of its Messages app in the US, UK, France, Mexico and Spain. Though Google has yet to announce additional availability, Android Central reported users in Argentina, Italy, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Singapore and Turkey were prompted to activate the feature earlier this year.In 2015, T-Mobile US became the first operator in the US to launch RCS and enable advanced messaging between users on its network, adding support for Universal Profile in 2018.Last year, the operator joined the Cross Carrier Messaging Initiative alongside Verizon and AT&T in a bid to deliver an interoperable RCS app to Android devices sometime in 2020. The status of that initiative is unclear. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back HomeAppsNews T-Mobile teams with Google for RCS boost Australia watchdog moves to open up app market Author Diana Goovaerts Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 26 MAY 2020 center_img Serie A, Google give piracy apps the boot Previous ArticleAgencies ramp pressure over Ligado 5G licenceNext ArticleOrange extends Africa remittance links Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Apps Tags Google shuts Shopping applast_img read more

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New Somers Museum to be Dedicated

first_imgSOMERS — When Dave Ruby was a kid, his grandfather would sometimes take him to work at the Somers Tie Plant. At the sprawling plant, Ruby would join his grandfather in the confined cab of one of the fireless steam locomotives that would shunt carloads of wooden ties around the plant.Decades after those experiences, Ruby is now helping preserve the very locomotive that his grandfather worked on and a whole lot more from Somers’ past at a new museum. The Somers Company Town Museum opened last fall and will be dedicated on Aug. 5 during a town reunion.Strategically located at the north end of Flathead Lake, Somers was once the “industrial hub of the Flathead Valley,” according to Ruby, who is president of the Somers Company Town Project and recently retired after 41 years of working for the railroad.In the 1890s, the Great Northern Railway established a large sawmill and tie plant to supply wooden crossties for the company’s westward expansion. The town quickly grew. Much of the town’s history is now kept in a small building across the street from Del’s Bar.The centerpiece of the display is S-2, the fireless locomotive on which Ruby’s grandfather worked. Instead of having a fire to turn water into steam, the locomotive was “charged” by the plant’s steam boiler and could run for an hour or so (no fire meant there weren’t sparks that could torch freshly made ties). GN used the locomotive until the 1980s, when it was moved to the Flathead County Museum near Kalispell. In the late 2000s, it was put on display near the former tie plant.In 2010, a group of locals formed the Somers Company Town Project to build a protective pavilion over the locomotive and a museum. The museum opened last year. Inside is a timeline of the town’s history and dozens of artifacts, including jerseys from past sports teams, report cards from the 1930s, and a deposit bag from the State Bank of Somers, today known as Valley Bank. There are also displays related to boats that once worked out of Somers, logging operations along Flathead Lake, and the tie plant.“We just want to keep our little town’s history going,” Ruby said.The museum is normally open every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. It will be open on Saturday and Sunday this weekend for the Somers Biennial Reunion on Aug. 5. The event is held at the Somers Fire Hall and sign-in starts at 10 a.m. A potluck lunch will be held at noon, followed by the museum dedication around 2 p.m. For more information about the reunion, call Ruth Hellen at (406) 857-3782.For more information about the museum, visit the Somers Company Town Project on Facebook. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

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Kyle Busch grabs top spot in final New Hampshire practice

first_imgRELATED: Final practice results | Truex on pole | Weekend scheduleKyle Busch secured the top spot in final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.Busch, a two-time New Hampshire winner, clocked a fast lap of 130.950 mph around the 1.058-mile track. Busch’s Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota is scheduled to start seventh in Sunday’s Overton’s 301 (3 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin tied for second on the leaderboard, posting identical speeds of 130.568 mph. Truex’s Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota will lead the 39-car field to green after claiming the Coors Light Pole in Friday qualifying. Hamlin’s speed came in a back-up car, unloaded after his primary car was damaged in a crash in opening practice.Kyle Larson landed the fourth-fastest spot in final practice at 130.514 mph in the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet. Larson will start last in Sunday’s 301-lapper after his apparent pole-winning qualifying speed was disallowed Friday.Chase Elliott completed the top five, just ahead of Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson in the 55-minute final tune-up.Aric Almirola, set to make his first start after a seven-race absence because of injury, was 21st-fastest in the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 Ford. Almirola has been sidelined since suffering a broken back in a May 13 crash at Kansas Speedway.Seven teams had time deducted from Saturday’s final practice for either failing pre-race inspection last week at Kentucky Speedway or pre-qualifying inspection Friday at New Hampshire — or both. The following teams were held for 15 minutes:Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 Ford of Kevin HarvickHendrick Motorsports No. 24 Chevrolet of Chase ElliottHendrick Motorsports No. 88 Chevrolet of Dale Earnhardt Jr.The following teams were docked 30 minutes of time in final practice:Stewart-Haas Racing No. 14 Ford of Clint BowyerChip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet of Kyle LarsonFurniture Row Racing No. 77 Toyota of Erik JonesCircle Sport/The Motorsports Group No. 33 Chevrolet of Jeffrey EarnhardtTruex tops in Saturday early practiceRELATED: Practice 2 results | Best 10-lap timesCoors Light Pole winner Martin Truex Jr. backed up his show of speed Saturday morning in the second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.Truex, the series’ points leader, registered the fastest lap in the 55-minute session, driving the Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota to a 131.338 mph speed. He’ll start first in Sunday’s Overton’s 301 (3 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) on the 1.058-mile track.Kyle Larson, second to Truex in the standings, was also second to Truex on the practice leaderboard, just .001 seconds back at 131.333 mph in the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet. Larson had initially taken first place in Friday’s qualifying, but his speed was disallowed after his car failed post-qualifying inspection for an unapproved rear decklid fin.Jimmie Johnson was third-fastest in the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevrolet at 131.184 mph, just ahead of his teammate Chase Elliott in fourth (131.162). Brad Keselowski rounded out the top five (131.071) in the Team Penske No. 2 Ford.Aric Almirola, in the midst of his first race weekend since breaking his back in a May 13 crash at Kansas, was 25th-fastest in the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 Ford.Teams experimented with different racing grooves after track workers re-applied the PJ1 traction agent in the turns. Officials added to the bottom lane and then extended the top lane with a four-foot wide strip of the traction compound before Saturday’s on-track activity.last_img read more

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Police investigates Vieille Case shooting

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews Police investigates Vieille Case shooting by: Dominica Vibes News – July 8, 2015 Share Sharecenter_img 237 Views   2 comments Share One man is nursing injuries at the Portsmouth Hospital following a shooting incident at Vieille Case on Tuesday 7 July 2015. According to reports, Desprit Carbon was shot in the leg on Tuesday sometime after 4:00 pm, while he was standing on the step of his Vieille Case home. Desprit Carbon is the brother of Police Chief Daniel Carbon. Carbon’s mother, who was standing looking through a window, reportedly witnessed the incident. Reports are that three shots were fired at Desprit from across the street; no one has yet been arrested. A family member, although tight lipped on the incident, told Dominica Vibes on Wednesday 8 July that Mr. Carbon is recuperating however; the extent of his injuries could not be confirmed. “Desprit is a quiet man, he is one of the leading farmers in the community, he is not a trouble maker, for all my life I know this man and I have never heard his name in anything. He goes to his garden and back home and maybe hang out now and then,” one Vieille Case resident told Dominica Vibes on Wednesday morning. Police are investigating the incident. The police public relations officer could not be reached for an official report on the incident.last_img read more

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‘A country that makes Jordan Henderson captain will not go far!’ – England fans

first_img1 Jordan Henderson put in a man of the match performance in England’s 2-0 win over Malta Gareth Southgate confirmed on Monday that Wayne Rooney will only be on the substitutes bench when England take on Slovenia on Tuesday.As a result of the Manchester United man being dropped, a different player has to take the captaincy – with Southgate revealing Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson will wear the armband in Ljubljana.It is an honour for Henderson, who captained the Under-21 side earlier in his career, but it a decision which has divided opinion.The midfielder’s form at club level this season has not gone unnoticed, with a series of impressive performances earning praise, but Henderson has never truly turned up in an England shirt.talkSPORT collect some of the best reactions to Henderson’s appointment as captain, which you can view below…last_img read more

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James makes competitive Bayern bow

first_imgJames Rodríguez James makes much-anticipated debut for Bayern Munich against Hoffenheim Matthew Judge 02:44 10/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) James Rodriguez Bayern Munich Getty Bayern München Hoffenheim v Bayern München Hoffenheim Bundesliga The Colombian got his first taste of Germany’s top flight as he came off the bench in his side’s 2-0 defeat against Julian Naglesmann’s side James Rodriguez came off the bench to make his Bayern Munich debut on Saturday, but the Colombia star could not help his side avoid losing 2-0 against Hoffenheim.The midfielder made his eagerly-anticipated bow in Germany’s top flight in the second half of Bayern’s defeat against Julian Naglesmann’s side.James, who joined Bayern on a two-year loan deal from Real Madrid, missed the start of the season through a thigh injury sustained against Liverpool in pre-season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing #MiaSanMia #TSGFCB pic.twitter.com/qjZia3jsq3— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) September 9, 2017But the 26-year-old made his return to the field at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena as two goals from Mark Uth consigned Bayern to their first defeat of the new league campaign.Carlo Ancelotti’s men were victorious in their opening two games against Bayer Leverkusen and Werder Bremen, netting five goals in the process.But they will now be looking to respond in good fashion when they take on Anderlecht in the Champions League on Tuesday.last_img read more

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