Africa’s claim to be the “mobile continent“ is even stronger than previously thought, with researchers predicting internet use on mobile phones will increase 20-fold in the next five years – double the rate of growth in the rest of the world. People in Africa use mobiles for online activities that others normally perform on laptops or desktop computers as the technology overcomes weak or non-existent landline infrastructure in large swaths of the world’s poorest continent. Declining prices of handsets and data, along with faster transmission speeds, mean Facebook, Twitter and cash transfer services can reach both the growing African middle class and the remotest rural areas, where villagers often find ingenious ways of keeping phones charged. Consumers in Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria are increasingly using video and media services on newly affordable smartphones. “Sub-Saharan Africa is currently undergoing a mobile digital revolution with … [Read more...] about Internet use on mobile phones in Africa predicted to increase 20-fold
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Larry Hartstein has his finger on the pulse of the NFL. by CBS Sports Staff Nov 18, 2019 at 9:07 am ET • 2 min read The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers will head to Mexico City for the first time when the two AFC West rivals collide at Estadio Azteca on Monday Night Football. The Chiefs are coming off a 35-32 loss last week at Tennessee and are 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four Monday Night Football games. Meanwhile, the Chargers (4-6) trail the Chiefs by two games in the division after losing last week to the Raiders. Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. ET. Kansas City is a five-point favorite in the latest Chargers vs. Chiefs odds after the line opened at 3.5, while the over-under for total points scored is 53. Before you make any Chiefs vs. Chargers picks or Monday Night Football predictions, you need to see what SportsLine's No. 1 NFL expert, Larry Hartstein, has to say.A former lead writer for Covers and The Linemakers, Hartstein … [Read more...] about Monday Night Football odds: Chargers vs. Chiefs picks, predictions from expert who’s 36-19
SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Monday's Kentucky vs. Utah Valley game 10,000 times. by CBS Sports Staff Nov 18, 2019 at 9:23 am ET • 3 min read The No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats look to get back on track when they host the Utah Valley Wolverines in non-conference college basketball action on Monday. The Wolverines (3-1), who are 1-1 on the road, are coming off a 66-55 win at UAB, while the Wildcats (2-1), who are 1-1 at home this season, were stunned by Evansville, 67-64, on their home court on Tuesday. Tip-off from Rupp Arena at Lexington, Ky., is set for 7 p.m. ET. Kentucky had a 52-game home winning streak against unranked non-conference opponents snapped in the loss to Evansville. The Wildcats are 24.5-point favorites in the latest Kentucky vs. Utah Valley odds, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 135.5. Before making any Kentucky vs. Utah Valley picks, check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine … [Read more...] about Kentucky vs. Utah Valley odds, line: 2019 college basketball picks, predictions from proven model
SportsLine's proven computer model simulated Tuesday's Northern Illinois vs. Eastern Michigan game 10,000 times. by CBS Sports Staff Nov 18, 2019 at 3:25 pm ET • 3 min read The Northern Illinois Huskies look to continue their dominance in the all-time series when they host the MAC-rival Eastern Michigan Eagles on Tuesday night. The West Division battle at Huskie Stadium is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET. Northern Illinois (4-6) has won the last 11 meetings between the schools, scoring at least 30 in each of its last three home games in the series. Eastern Michigan (5-5), which is seeking its third bowl appearance in four years, has come close to ending its drought as the last three matchups all have been decided in overtime. The Huskies are favored by 4.5 in the latest Northern Illinois vs. Eastern Michigan odds, while the over-under for total points is 54. You'll want to see the latest college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection … [Read more...] about Northern Illinois vs. Eastern Michigan odds, spread: 2019 college football picks, predictions from top model
Our correspondents Jessica Saltz in Berlin and Tadhg Enright in London explain how voters in Germany and in the UK are reacting to the upcoming EU elections. Climate change has gone straight to the top of the list of German voters' concerns, especially with some of the younger ones who have been actively campaigning on a weekly basis for actions to be taken by politicians on the issue. This might benefit the Green Party rather than the ruling parties in Germany. Migration is another topic which has reshaped the political scene there since the last EU elections in 2014. The AfD party has been campaigning on an anti-migration ticket since Angela Merkel's open door policy back in 2015. In the UK the main topic has been, undoubtedly, Brexit. Voters have now the choice between pro and anti-Brexit parties, with Nigel Farage's new Brexit Party making considerable gains in the opinion polls. But the upcoming EU election might confirm a trend started in the UK local elections earlier this … [Read more...] about How are voters in UK and Germany reacting to upcoming EU elections?