Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Greece Matthew Lodge Mr Matthew Lodge has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic in succession to Ms Kate Smith CMG. Mr Lodge will take up his appointment during summer 2021.Curriculum vitaeFull name: Matthew James LodgeMarried to: Alexia Arnaoutoglou-IpeirotiChildren: twoDatesRole2017 to presentParis, Minister and also United Kingdom Permanent Delegate to UNESCO2014 to 2017Kuwait, Her Majesty’s Ambassador2010 to 2013Helsinki, Her Majesty’s Ambassador2008 to 2010FCO, Head of Afghanistan Group, South Asia and Afghanistan Directorate2007Baghdad, Deputy Head of Mission2004 to 2006FCO, Private Secretary to the Permanent Under Secretary2003 to 2004FCO, Head of Greece and Cyprus Section, EU External Directorate2001 to 2003Brussels, Second Secretary – Political/Military, UK Permanent Representation to the EU2001Paris, Second Secretary – Press and Public Affairs1998 to 2000Athens, Second Secretary – Political/EU/Press and Public Affairs1996 to 1997FCO, Desk Officer – Bosnia Section, Eastern Adriatic Department /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Afghanistan, Asia, Athens, Baghdad, Brussels, Cyprus, EU, Europe, Government, Greece, Helsinki, Kuwait, Paris, UK, UK Government, Unesco, United Kingdom
HomeDevicesNews Microsoft unveils latest Surface tablet Microsoft, SKT set date for 5G cloud gaming launch Microsoft debuted a new product in its Surface tablet line, marking the end of the line for its lacklustre Windows RT platform.The new tablet, Surface 3, is a lower-tier sibling to the company’s Surface Pro 3, but “runs full Windows, including desktop applications”. Previous non “pro”-branded devices have used Windows RT, a stripped-down version of the platform designed for lower-power processors, but without full Windows application capabilities.The entry pricing for Surface 3 – $499 – also brings it more in line with Apple’s iPad line. And while the Windows RT devices have suffered from a limited app ecosystem in comparison with the tablet market leader, the ability to support Windows applications is a significant step in addressing this.Microsoft’s pricing policies also raised some eyebrows: the $499 US price compares with £419 in the UK (closer to $620) and €599 in other European markets ($640), which is unlikely to find it many friends.Unsurprisingly, the company has made much of Surface 3 as a laptop replacement, productivity tool (albeit one that at $499 comes without a keyboard, or the Surface stylus). It has a 10.8-inch screen, and when compared to the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 it “is slightly smaller and it feels great when you’re using it as a tablet”.It has front (3.5MP) and rear (8MP) cameras with 1080p video capture support. It has a 10-hour battery life (based on video playback), and includes a three-position kickstand.Surface 3 runs 64-bit Windows 8.1, and will be available with Windows Pro for business customers. It can also be upgraded to Windows 10.The device will also be available with LTE mobile broadband support.Microsoft is taking pre-orders for the device now, through its own stores and “select retailers” in a number of markets. It will be on sale from 5 May, with availability in 26 markets by 7 May. Previous ArticleWearable growth driven by new devices, vendors – IDCNext ArticleSemble claims New Zealand mobile wallet first Author Steve Costello AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 31 MAR 2015 MicrosoftSurface Devices Tags Sony, Microsoft unveil latest joint AI play Google taps retail with NYC store Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Related
Home Telia Kcell stake sale falls through – report Previous ArticleZuckerberg offers VR update at Oculus unveilingNext ArticleKPN exec outlines BSS transformation challenges Telia claims positive start to strategy revamp KazakhstanKazakhTelecomKcellTelia Author Telia reveals revamp to boost infrastructure assets Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Related Tags Chris Donkin AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 27 SEP 2018 Telia targets cost cuts with new enterprise IoT play Telia and fixed-line operator Kazakhtelecom walked away from negotiations regarding the sale of the Swedish operator group’s majority stake in Kcell after failing to agree a price, Russian news site CNews reported.News broke the two were in discussions in January, with state-owned Kazakhtelecom the preferred bidder after a three-way tussle for Telia’s share in the Kazakhstan mobile operator. It saw-off opposition from Transtelecom and entrepreneur Aidan Karibzhanov to enter negotiations.The stake is worth an estimated $670 million, though details of the amount offered by the fixed-provider were not disclosed.In early 2018, Kazakhtelecom submitted details of its proposed acquisition to the country’s monopoly commission which, despite some opposition from rivals, approved the acquisition in principle.Attempts to offload its stake in Kcell is part of Telia’s wider strategy of selling assets outside of its core Nordics and Baltics markets, announced in 2015.The group has already divested stakes in Russian operator Megafon, Turkcell and Azerbaijan unit Azertel (held by Telia and Turkcell JV Fintur Holdings), while accelerating its drive to 5G within its core markets. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back
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