Games Relay tours Matupit Island

first_imgBy Quintina NaimeFrom the islands the baton travelled by boat into Simpson’s harbour, with the smoking backdrop of Mt Tavurvur.It then got a spectacular close up visit to the Beehive lava formations in the centre of the harbour.The baton was taken across to the small beehive where the town’s rugby union team carried it to the top.The team then handed it over to a traditional canoe for the paddle across to the large beehive where the rest of the team climbed up to a jumping platform and ran and jumped into the deep sea with the baton.The relay then visited Matupit Island where the villagers took the Baton across the steaming hot sands, past the bubbling sea, to the nesting grounds of the Megapod birds and showed the holes where the eggs are harvested from the hot volcanic ground.The Games Relay heads inland to Kerevat and across to old Rabaul town tomorrow.last_img read more

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Amazon could soon own a mobile network – then watch out

first_img Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links.Tell us what you think – email the Editor Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time. If you think Amazon is working towards a tech monopoly now, just wait until the company owns its own mobile phone network.According to the reports from the United States, Amazon is interested in buying Boost Mobile from the T-Mobile and Sprint networks.Sources ‘familiar with the matter’, according to Reuters, say Amazon is considering snapping up the MVNO because it would enable the firm to access T-Mobile’s wireless network for at least the next six years.That’s due to the potential merger between the T-Mobile and Sprint networks – the third and fourth most popular networks in the United States. If the merger goes through, the combined networks will be known as New T-Mobile. Related: Amazon Echo tips and tricksThe Boost network is likely to come on the market because the two major networks have pledged to sell the MVNO in a bid to get their controversial merger past the US Department of Justice. According to previous reports, the network is worth up to $3 billion.According to the report, Amazon is also interested in picking up any of that valuable wireless spectrum that might be divested as a result of the merger. Due to the opposition to the potential merger, that spectrum may be up for grabs as a means of getting the merger through.If Amazon were to acquire access to mobile spectrum or own an MVNO, it might enable the firm to boost the connectivity offered by its Alexa-powered speakers. Currently, if the speakers are taken outside of mobile network range, they’re less functional than those within the house.However, if Amazon was able to offer users cellular connectivity with Echo speakers, then it might boost sales and give Amazon access to all that valuable data while Alexa users are hanging out in the park. Either way, it appears the company has designs on expanding the reach of its devices. We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.last_img read more

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