Huawei to lay off hundreds of workers in US

first_imgWashington: Facing the heat owing to the ongoing US-China trade war, telecommunications giant Huawei is reportedly preparing to lay off hundreds of workers in the US. Huawei is planning to lay off workers at a research facility called Futurewei Technologies that employs 850 people in research labs including in Texas, California and Washington state, The Verge reported on Sunday citing the Wall Street Journal as saying. “Some employees have apparently already been notified that they will be let go, with other layoffs planned in the near future,” the report said. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app The White House has said that Chinese tech giant will remain banned from developing its 5G wireless networks in the US, although American firms will be allowed to sell small components such as chips to the Chinese company. President Donald Trump’s administration will continue to prohibit Huawei from marketing its 5G Internet technology in the US, which Washington fears the company might use to spy for the Chinese government. Currently, Huawei is very popular in Europe and is leading in the fight for control of 5G wireless networks which will enable users to surf the Internet much more quickly and could facilitate the development of self-driving vehicles, techniques for performing surgery by remote control and other procedures that it now puts within reach. Also Read – New Instagram tool to help users spot phishing emails In the face of that, the US is leading a global campaign to prevent Huawei from developing 5G technology and has been pressuring the European Union (EU) to restrict the firm’s activities. At the G20 summit in Japan last month, Trump said American firms could start selling technology to the Chinese telecommunications equipment giant as long as the sales did not involve equipment that threaten the national security.last_img read more

Former Ohio State football player Ray Small arrested on drug charges

Courtesy of MCTFormer Ohio State football player Ray Small was behind bars Friday morning after being arrested the previous night on numerous drug and gun charges.Small, 26, was indicted on a total of six felony drug possession and trafficking charges that were filed July 10.According to Columbus Division of Police, Small was held in the Franklin County jail after the gang unit found him in a condominium in Whitehall.The charges against Small were from an April search of his apartment in north Columbus.The indictment issued for Small said authorities captured drugs including heroin and oxycodone in addition to a semi-automatic handgun and assault rifle. Another man, Anthony Jones of Detroit, was also named in the indictment for being connected with the alleged crimes.Small was caught up in the 2010 Buckeyes football memorabilia scandal, telling The Lantern he sold rings and other valuables for money. He also posted a video to YouTube in May apologizing to former OSU coach Jim Tressel among others for his role in the scandal as well as his drug problem. Small cites his upbringing in the video, saying that he did not receive much discipline and that he is “truly sorry” for his actions.Small was also indicted on drug charges and after he was found to have more than 200 oxycontin tablets in Meigs County in 2012.According to Fox 28 in Columbus, Small could face up to 33 years in prison if convicted of all charges.Small played wide receiver and returned punts and kickoffs for OSU from 2006 to 2009. He totaled 61 receptions for 659 yards and three touchdowns in his career and returned a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns. read more