During the first edition of 2013 Transform Africa summit, ktRN unveiled 4G LTE network on the Rwandan soil and the plan was to rollout the fastest internet at that time to the rest of the country in the next 5 years. Four years later, the entire country is covered with 4G LTE thanks to the joint partnership between KtRn—the 4G LTE wholesaler and only infrastructure company in Rwanda—and the government. “During the Last 4 years of our Operation,” Patrick Yoon, Chief Executive of KtRn says, “we have been facing many difficulties and inconveniences.” Most of the challenges came from the business model itself—which was a unique wholesale business model, Yoon said. The journey so far… In 2013, the government of Rwanda and Korean Telecom (KT) signed to launch 4G wholesale business model—a very unique business model in the world at that time. Two years later in 2015, 4G coverage had reached 26 per cent of the country and also launched … [Read more...] about Four years later, 95% of Rwanda covered with 4G Internet
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When Ryan Atteberry took a bullet to the face at Thurston High School, no one live-streamed on Facebook, they didn't post videos on Twitter or start a comment string on Reddit. That level of social media didn't exist two decades ago. And for that, his mother is eternally thankful. It was hard enough that Yvonne Atteberry had to see her son's image playing on national TV news when she arrived at McKenzie-Willamette Hospital minutes after the shooting. "I saw it on CNN. Ryan's face was all over, right away,'' she said. She scrambled to alert other family members before they turned on their TVs. In what became an iconic image of the carnage, 17-year-old Ryan was shown walking out of the building, speckled in blood, escorted by a substitute teacher and a paramedic. Thurston High School shooting 20th anniversary 53 Gallery: Thurston High School shooting 20th anniversary Families need time to grieve, to process the horror, Yvonne Atteberry said. The Springfield community had time to do … [Read more...] about Thurston 20 years later: ‘We know exactly how they feel’
New Brady Center report explores decade following Supreme Court decision /EIN News/ -- Washington, D.C., June 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On June 26, 2008, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, finding for the first time that the Second Amendment gives law-abiding, responsible citizens the right to have a gun in the home for self-protection. While leaders in the gun lobby boasted that the decision would lead to the dismantling of gun safety regulations throughout the country, an examination of the legal landscape in a post-Heller world shows a far different reality. A new report published today by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence takes a close look at the Heller decision and how courts have addressed gun issues in the ten years since. “10 Years Later: The Second Amendment and Public Safety After Heller” surveys how the Supreme Court interpreted the Second Amendment and what that’s meant for subsequent legal … [Read more...] about 10 Years Later, Heller Continues to Resonate
Our brave servicemen and women are not civilians, writes Michael Fallon. They have a duty to the state and must obey the chain of command Here we go again. Once again it’s our veterans who are in the firing line. The Government – our government – is planning to set up a whole new process to investigate historical allegations against our troops in Northern Ireland. Over quarter-of-a-million British soldiers served in the Province at some point during 30 years of the Troubles – any one of them could now get a knock on the door. They could be arrested, flown to Belfast and charged, all on the basis that they may have committed some offence, 30 – even 40 – years ago. They will now live in fear, even those who have been previously investigated and assured that they had no case to answer. Republican terrorists, on the other hand, have no such fear. Many of them already possess ‘On the Run’ letters from Tony Blair’s time, protecting them … [Read more...] about MICHAEL FALLON: Who’d join Army to face investigations 40 years later?
Warrant Officer John Henry Coates (pictured) went missing during a mission in March 1945 A young war hero who was killed when his Spitfire was shot down near Venice in Italy is to finally be laid to rest 74 years later after archaeologists discovered his body. Warrant Officer John Henry Coates of 111 Squadron was declared missing in action after his RAF aircraft crashed close to the village of Cavarzere in March 1945. Seven decades later, he is set to be given a military funeral attended by around 22 relatives after his body was discovered the wreckage of his plane. His immediate family all died without knowing how or where the 24-year-old soldier from York was killed. But it has now been revealed that WO Coates had been taking part in the dawn bombing of barges moored on a canal when his plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire. His name was engraved on the Malta War Memorial, which features 2,298 names of aircrew who lost their lives around the Mediterranean and who have no known grave. … [Read more...] about Spitfire pilot killed in WWII will get military funeral 74 years later
Warrant Officer John Henry Coates (pictured) went missing during a mission in March 1945. His body was discovered 74 years later A young war hero who was killed when his Spitfire was shot down near Venice 74 years ago has finally be laid to rest during a moving ceremony in Italy. Warrant Officer John Henry Coates of 111 Squadron was declared missing in action after the RAF aircraft he was piloting crashed close to the village of Cavarzere in March 1945. Seven decades later, the 24-year-old Yorkshireman's body was discovered in the wreckage of his plane by Italian aviation archaeologists. WO Coates, known as Harry, has now been given a military funeral which was organised by the Commonwealth War Grave Commission and attended by around 22 of his relatives as well as RAF personnel. He was laid to rest at Padua War Ceremony in Padua, Italy, on Wednesday afternoon following a military parade in Cavarzere, attended by nearly 400 … [Read more...] about Pilot killed near Venice in WWII finally laid to rest 74 years later