Nokia and Ericsson have been chosen as Singapore’s main 5G network providers, telecom operators said, leaving Huawei with only a minor role as the Chinese tech giant faces growing United States pressure.Huawei has been dogged by allegations of stealing American trade secrets and aiding China’s espionage efforts, with Washington pushing countries to bar the company from involvement in their next-generation networks.Huawei has denied ties with the Chinese government. Singtel, one of the city-state’s main telecom operators, said Wednesday it had chosen Sweden’s Ericsson to build its 5G network after the government gave final approval.A joint venture that includes the country’s two other major telecom operators, M1 and StarHub, announced it had opted for Nokia to build its main 5G infrastructure.However, both M1 and Starhub said that other firms, including Huawei, could have some involvement in the project.Huawei only won the contract to be a provider for a smaller, local network system, operated by TPG Telecom, a more minor player. The Southeast Asian city-state tries to maintain good relations with both the US and China, and Information Minister S. Iswaran insisted that no company had been excluded in the selection process.”We have run a robust process spelling out our requirements in terms of performance, security and resilience,” he said, adding that mobile network operators also had their own criteria.”There is a diversity of vendors participating in different parts of the 5G ecosystem, and… there remain prospects for greater involvement in our 5G system going forward.”Iswaran said the 5G investments will run into “billions of dollars”.‘Knowing your supplier’Singapore is aiming to have ultra high-speed internet coverage for half of the country by the end of 2022, and expand it to cover the entire island by the end of 2025.The US government launched a worldwide campaign against Huawei, the world’s largest supplier of telecom network equipment and the planet’s number two smartphone maker, about 18 months ago.Washington essentially banned Huawei from the US market last year, although earlier this month it let the firm back into the fold when it comes to companies working together to set standards for 5G networks.The Pentagon has published a list of 20 Chinese companies it says are backed by the military, in the latest instance of a running tit-for-tat economic battle between Washington and Beijing, and Bloomberg reported Huawei is one of them.”As the People’s Republic of China attempts to blur the lines between civil and military sectors, ‘knowing your supplier’ is critical,” Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman said in Washington.The list covers firms “owned by, controlled by, or affiliated with China’s government, military, or defense industry,” Hoffman said in a statement.”We envision this list will be a useful tool for the US Government, companies, investors, academic institutions, and likeminded partners to conduct due diligence with regard to partnerships with these entities.”Huawei did not immediately respond on the publication of the list.Topics :
Next up for Miami is the winner of the East semifinal series between the Celtics and Raptors, which Boston leads, three games to two.The Los Angeles Lakers enjoy a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals after beating the Houston Rockets for the second straight game.LeBron James scored 36 points and Rajon Rondo (RAH’-zhahn RAHN’-doh) sparked a fourth-quarter rally in the Lakers’ 112-102 win over the Rockets. Rondo scored eight straight points during a 10-0 run early in the fourth quarter that put the Lakers ahead for good. He finished with 21 points and nine assists to help James set an NBA record with his 162nd career playoff win, surpassing Derek Fisher.Anthony Davis had 26 points and Kyle Kuzma added 14. James Harden scored 33 points and Russell Westbrook had 30 for the Rockets. Jonathan Davis belted a two-run homer in his first at-bat of the season to spark the Blue Jays’ third straight win, 2-1 over New York. Shun Yamaguchi (shoon yah-mah-GOO’-chee) allowed one run in two innings of relief to earn the win. The Yankees have dropped five straight and 15 of 20 to fall to 21-21. They sit behind the Blue Jays and first-place Rays in the AL East.Elsewhere around the majors:— Juan Soto drove in a run in his return to the lineup and the Nationals used strong relief pitching to beat the Rays 5-3 and sweep the two-game series. Soto missed five games with left elbow soreness. — The Orioles homered four times as Ryan Mountcastle belted a two-run blast and Rio Ruiz added a three-run shot in an 11-2 dismantling of the Mets. The Orioles won their fourth straight and improved to 20-21, moving within a half-game of the slumping Yankees for the second wild-card spot. Osaka played far cleaner tennis than her opponent in a 6-3, 6-4 win over 93rd-ranked Shelby Rogers. Rogers finished with 27 unforced errors, Osaka with eight. The former No. 1-ranked played won the U.S. Open two years ago.Earlier, Brady defeated No. 23 seed Yulia Putintseva (poo-TIHN’-seh-vah), 6-3, 6-2.It’s been quite a surge for Brady, whose big serve and forehand have carried her to an 11-1 record since tennis returned from its pandemic hiatus.On the men’s side: — Pablo Carreño Busta (sah-REH’-noh BOOS’-tah) reached the semifinals for the second time with a marathon 3-6, 7-6, 7-6, 0-6, 6-3 win over Denis Shapovalov. The four-hour tussle came two days after Busta advanced when top seed Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) was disqualified in the first set of their match. — Alexander Zverev (ZVEHR-ehv) is a Grand Slam semifinalist for the second time in as many majors this year. The fifth-seeded Zverev advanced to the final four by rallying past No. 27 Borna Coric 1-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-3, overcoming 12 double-faults and 46 unforced errors. MLB RESULTSYanks fall againUNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees’ slump continues as they threaten to fall out of the American League playoff picture. — Running back Kareem Hunt has signed a two-year, $13.25 million extension with the Browns. Hunt served an eight-game NFL suspension last year after joining Cleveland as a free agent. — The Cardinals have agreed to a two-year contract extension with star receiver DeAndre Hopkins that will keep the three-time All-Pro in Arizona through the 2024 season. The NFL Network reported that the extension is worth $54.5 million over two years, with $42.75 million guaranteed. The deal also has a no-trade clause and no-franchise tag clause. — Washington coach Ron Rivera missed his team’s first game week practice to start treatment for a form of skin cancer. Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio stepped in and ran practice as planned when Rivera was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma. — The Giants have waived cornerback DeAndre Baker, with the 22-year-old facing armed robbery charges relating to an incident in Florida in May. Baker has been on the commissioner’s exempt list since July 27. — The Jaguars have promoted quarterback Mike Glennon from the practice squad to the active roster and placed linebacker Quincy Williams on injured reserve. Glennon gives the Jaguars an experienced backup heading into the opener against Indianapolis on Sunday. Donovan was at the end of his contract. He and the team described his departure as a mutual decision.In other NBA news:— Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) was the Defensive Player of the Year, so it should be no surprise that he was also the leading vote-getter for the league’s All-Defensive team. The Bucks forward appeared on 97 of the first-team ballots out of 100 cast by a global panel of sports writers and broadcasters who cover the league. Also on the first team: Lakers forward Anthony Davis, 76ers guard Ben Simmons, Jazz center Rudy Gobert and Celtics guard Marcus Smart. — The Clippers have received final approval from Inglewood’s city government to begin construction on their new arena next summer. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is building a privately financed 18,000-seat arena along with a practice facility and corporate offices for his NBA franchise. Ballmer intends to open his new arena in 2024, immediately following the expiration of his team’s lease at Staples Center.— NBA coaches or other team staffers could have guests in the bubble later this month. Team staffs would be limited to a total of 10 guests, all of whom would have to begin a self-quarantining period at home immediately. The would then travel to Central Florida next week to begin another week of even stricter lockdown. The Heat are in the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in six years following a 103-94 win over the Bucks.Playing without Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) because of a sprained ankle, the Bucks raced out to a 28-15 lead but couldn’t sustain the momentum. Miami answered with a 30-9 spurt that put the Heat ahead, 45-37.Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic (DRAH’-gihch) each scored 17 points for the Heat, who overcame 22 turnovers and clinched their seventh trip to the conference finals since 2005.The Bucks are just the sixth No. 1 seed to fail to advance to the conference finals since the playoffs expanded to 16 teams in 1984.Khris Middleton scored a game-high 23 points for the Bucks. — The Padres have put first baseman Eric Hosmer on the 10-day injured list with a broken left index finger. Manager Jayce Tingler said the recovery time could be two to three weeks. — The Cubs have added well-traveled outfielder Billy Hamilton to their active roster and optioned slumping slugger José Martínez to their alternate training site. Hamilton was claimed off waivers from the Mets on Monday after going 1 for 22 in 17 games with New York.— The Brewers have released first baseman Justin Smoak, who had been designated for assignment last week. Smoak hit .186 with five home runs and 15 RBIs in 33 games for the Brewers.— Former American League President Gene Budig (BYOO’-dihg) has died. Budig brought an academic pedigree to the job and was the last one to hold the post, serving in the post from 1994 until 2000 when owners abolished league presidents. — All Puerto Rican players will be allowed to wear No. 21 on Wednesday during Major League Baseball’s Roberto Clemente Day celebration. The move to wear the number started with the Pittsburgh Pirates and is similar to MLB’s celebration of Jackie Robinson’s No. 42 each April 15. Clemente died in a plane crash on Dec, 31, 1972, following takeoff from Puerto Rico on a flight to bring relief supplies to Nicaragua following an earthquake. NHL-STANLEY CUPKnights draw evenEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights turned the tables on the Dallas Stars to even the NHL’s Western Conference final at a game apiece.Two days after a shutout loss in the opener, the Knights allowed just 24 shots and blanked the Stars, 3-0.Robin Lehner posted his second consecutive shutout and fourth of the postseason. All the scoring came in a 10-minute span of the second period, beginning with Paul Stastny’s (STAS’-neez) goal at the 4:53 mark. Stastny also set up William Karlsson’s power-play goal about 3 ½ minutes later. Tomas Nosek (toh-MAHS NOH’-shehk) capped the scoring for the Knights, who put 32 shots on Anton Khudobin (hoo-DOH’-bihn).Game 3 is Thursday.TENNIS-US OPENOsaka, Brady reach semisNEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka set up a U.S. Open semifinal against 28th-seeded Jennifer Brady, who’s never been this far at a major tournament. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFSHeat wipe out top-seeded Bucks; Lakers winLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The top seed is out after just two rounds and 10 games of the NBA playoffs. TRACK-SEMENYA APPEALSemenya loses appealGENEVA (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya has lost her long legal battle against track and field’s rules to limit female runners’ naturally high testosterone levels. Switzerland’s supreme court says its judges dismissed Semenya’s appeal against a Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling last year that upheld the rules drafted by track’s governing body affecting female runners with differences of sex development. The Swiss Federal Tribunal said CAS had the right to uphold the rules to guarantee fair competition for certain running disciplines in female athletics.,Update on the latest sports Associated Press — The Red Sox took Game 2 as Bobby Dalbec homered for his fourth straight game a two-run shot in the sixth inning of a 5-2 victory against the Phillies. — Sixto (SEES’-toh) Sánchez combined with four relievers on a four-hitter as the Marlins clobbered the Braves, 8-0. Jorge Alfaro, Garrett Cooper and Matt Joyce homered as Miami dumped Atlanta for the second straight day.— Wil Myers homered twice, including San Diego’s seventh grand slam of the season as the Padres blasted the Rockies, 14-6. Austin Nola hit a three-run shot to back Mike Clevinger, who struck out eight but was reached for four runs and five hits in five innings.— The Cubs were 3-0 winners over the Reds as Alec Mills pitched six sharp innings and David Bote (BOH’-tee) drove in two runs. Milles permitted four hits with six strikeouts and three walks in his first win since Aug. 24. — Spencer Turnbull allowed three hits in six scoreless innings, and the Tigers broke the game open with five runs in the fifth on their way to an 8-3 victory over the Brewers. Jeimer (JAY’-mur) Candelario homered and drove in four runs for Detroit. VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE FOOTBALLLegislative leaders urge Big Ten to reconsider fall seasonUNDATED (AP) — Leaders of six state legislatures in the Big Ten footprint have sent a letter to Commissioner Kevin Warren asking the conference to reconsider its decision to cancel the fall football season.The letter is written on the letterhead of Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield and also signed by statehouse leaders from Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.The Big Ten, and Warren in particular, have received strong pushback since the conference announced that university presidents voted to push back football and other fall sports until the second semester because of the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, Baylor became the third Big 12 team to postpone its scheduled season opener this week because of the coronavirus. The Bears were supposed to open at home Saturday against Louisiana Tech, but the visiting school announced that it would not be able to play because of a number of recent positive COVID-19 tests. — The Twins and Cardinals split a doubleheader in St. Louis. Josh Donaldson, Nelson Cruz and Miguel Sanó all homered to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 7-3 victory in the first game. Jose Berrios (beh-REE-ohs) picked up the win, striking out eight but allowing three runs and four hits over five innings.— Matt Wieters (WEE’-turz) hit 14 foul balls during a 19-pitch at-bat that ended with a flyout as the Cards scratched out a 6-4 win in the nightcap. The Redbirds scored five runs in third, including a pair of bases-loaded walks, a hit batter and a fielder’s choice.— Pinch-runner Jason Martin scored the winning run on catcher Yasmani Grandal’s (yahs-MAH’-nee grahn-DAHLZ’) error in the bottom of the ninth as the Pirates rallied for a 5-4 victory over the White Sox. The error came after Grandal hit a two-run home run and Jose Abreu (ah-BRAY’-oo) extended his hitting streak to 21 games for Chicago.— Khris Davis homered and hit an RBI double against previously unbeaten Zack Greinke (GREHN’-kee) as the Athletics dealt the Astros their sixth straight loss, 4-2 in Game 1 of a doubleheader. — The Astros ended their skid by getting a tiebreaking, sacrifice fly from Yuli Gurriel (YOO’-lee gur-ee-EHL’) in the seventh inning of a 5-4 win against Oakland. The split keeps Houston 4 1/2 games behind the AL-West-leading A’s. September 9, 2020 — Kansas City snapped a seven-game losing streak by beating the Indians 8-6. Maikel Franco drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and had an RBI single in the ninth for the Royals. — Elvis Andrus (AN’-droos) homered and the Rangers snapped a six-game slide with a 7-1 win over the Angels. Lance Lynn struck out six, walked two and limited Los Angeles to one run on four hits over seven innings to help Texas end the Angels’ five-game winning streak.— The Dodgers pulled out a 10-9 win over the Diamondbacks by tying it with a four-run eighth before surviving a wild 10th inning. Gavin Lux launched a three-run homer to put Los Angeles ahead by four in the 10th, but Kenley Jensen allowed three runs in the 10th before fanning Wyatt Mathisen, to end it.— The Mariners’ six-game winning streak is over after pinch-hitter Darin Ruf homered with one out in the seventh to complete the Giants’ comeback in a 6-5 triumph over Seattle. Alex Dickerson and Mauricio Dubón also went deep for the Giants, who erased a 5-1 deficit to win for the seventh time in nine games. — Alec Bohm (bohm) hit a two-out, two-run single in the seventh inning to rally the Phillies over the Red Sox 6-5 in Game 1 of a twinbill. Bohm drove in four runs with three hits, including his winner off Matt Barnes. NBA NEWSBilly Donovan out as Thunder coach after 5 seasonsUNDATED (AP) — Billy Donovan won’t return after five seasons as coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder.Donovan took the Thunder to the playoffs every year. He was a finalist for Coach of the Year this season after his squad outperformed expectations and pushed the Rockets to seven games in the first round of the playoffs.Donovan went 243-157 with Oklahoma City. NFL NEWSAP source: Broncos star Miller sustains serious ankle injuryUNDATED (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the Denver Broncos fear star linebacker Von Miller suffered a season-ending ankle injury toward the end of Tuesday’s practice. Miller appeared primed for a big season following an offseason in which he added several pounds of muscle and said he had rededicated himself to the sport. In other NFL news: MLB-NEWSMore pitching woes for BravesUNDATED (AP) — The Braves’ season-long rotation woes continue as Max Fried has been placed on the 10-day injured list. Fried had been the only current healthy member of the projected rotation before the season began.The latest blow to the rotation could accelerate the team’s plans to have Cole Hamels rushed into action for his 2020 debut.In other baseball news: Update on the latest sports
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Aside from the new homes, streets and curbs for West Creek, Newhall Land might build the proposed school. If it happens, this would be the first developer-built school in the Santa Clarita Valley. Fewer than 10 schools in the state have been built through housing developers. But officials in some school districts are warming to the idea, because it transfers contract bidding and day-to-day construction oversight from them to developers. “They are in the business of building. We are in the business of educating,” said Judy Fish, Saugus Union School District superintendent. Fish said district officials still would be involved in the entire construction process. She said it’s a concept worth exploring, in part because Newhall Land personnel have a local history and district officials have worked with them in the past during construction of Charles Helmers School, Bridgeport School and Northpark School. The new campus would resemble Tesoro del Valle School, which opened this year. That school has a two-story building for classrooms and a free-standing multipurpose room that the community also uses for Cub Scout, Girl Scout and PTA meetings. Fish estimated that the new school, which would accommodate about 720 pupils, could cost about $40 million including the property value and all expenses for design and construction. But having the developer step in could save the district about 15 percent to 20 percent overall on the project, said Marlee Lauffer, senior vice president of communications for Newhall Land. Landscaping, for example, could be less expensive because the developer would already have a contract for the entire community and could simply order more of the same trees and bushes to plant at the school, she noted. And, Lauffer said, it would be more economical for a contractor to build streets and curbs for the entire area, including the school site, than for contractors to work separately. In addition, Lauffer said, developers – because of their expertise – can get schools constructed quicker than school officials can. “Private developers are able to get it built faster than school districts, because they do it on a regular basis,” she said. The proposed West Creek community is planned to be west of McBean Parkway and north of the Valencia industrial area. It would straddle both sides of Copper Hill Drive. Other developer-built campuses include Hidden Hills Elementary School and Windemere Ranch Middle School in San Ramon. Sue Doyle, (661) 257-5254 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – The proposed new school doesn’t have a name. In fact, homes have not yet been built for the kids who could attend the school. Right now, it’s all a concept. But if the West Creek development – about 2,500 single-family homes, town houses and condominiums in the area where Rio Norte Junior High already stands – wins approval in the courts, the proposed elementary school will become a reality. In anticipation of that day, the Saugus Union School District has begun discussions with The Newhall Land and Farming Company, the master developer of the proposed West Creek community.