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How AT&T Makes Money
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AT&T Inc. (T) is a global telecommunications company. It provides telecommunications, media, and technology services globally. AT&T offers a broad range of products and services that vary by market, and it operates through two reportable business segments: Communications and Latin America.

AT&T faces competition from companies offering wireless, video and broadband, voice and data, media, and advertising services. The company's competitors include Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) and T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS). AT&T operates through two main business segments: Communications and Latin America.

In Feb. 2024, AT&T reported financial results for its 2023 fiscal year (FY) ended Dec. 31, 2023. The company posted a total operating revenue of $122.4 billion, an increase of 1.4% year over year (YOY).

Communications, including Mobility, Business Wireline, and Consumer Wireline, accounted for 97% of revenues. The Latin America segment contributed 3%.The increase reflects greater Mobility and Consumer Wireline revenues and higher revenues in the Mexico business unit.

AT&T was formed as one of several regional holding companies created to hold AT&T Corporation's local telephone companies. On Jan. 1, 1984, AT&T was formed under an anti-trust consent decree, becoming an independent publicly traded telecommunications services provider.

Between 2006 and 2021, the company acquired Leap Wireless, BellSouth Corp., DIRECTV, and Cingular Wireless. AT&T also held interest in TimeWarner Inc. and WarnerMedia but separated from this business segment in 2022. As of 2024, John Stankey serves as CEO of AT&T.

In 2023, AT&T reached its coverage target of more than 210 million people with its nationwide 5G network. The company partnered with FirstNet Authority in 2024, investing $6.3 billion, to deliver full 5G capabilities on FirstNet, which provides America’s first responders with priority and preemption service in emergencies.

The Communications Act of 1934 and related laws allow the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the U.S. operations of AT&T's interstate telecommunications services.

In 2023, over 127 million customers were connected to AT&T services.

AT&T's headquarters is located in Dallas, TX.

AT&T serves customers in the U.S. and Latin America through consumer and business lines. Its 5G network covers nearly 99% of Americans. The company was founded in 1984 following antitrust litigation to dismantle telephone communication monopolies.

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Singer Dammy Krane Receives A Hard Kn%ck After He Reached Out To Portable Following His Cl@sh With Davido.
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In the leaked DMs, the Street-pop singer lambasted Dammy Krane for reaching out to him. He blamed him for his issues with Davido. He noted that his song with Dammy Krane is the reason Davido refused to do a song with him. Portable went ahead to note that he regrets ever working with Dammy Krane.

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You’re Brok£ If You Have Less Than N20 Million In Your Bank Account — Media Personality Larry.
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Strong Legs Help Power Summer Activities: Hiking, Biking, Swimming, And More
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Older woman wearing black cycling clothes and a blue helmet riding a bicycle on a roadway with flowering trees bushes and tress lining the roadside

My favorite summer activities officially kick in when the calendar flips to May. It's prime time for open water swimming, running, cycling, hiking, and anything else that gets me outside and moving. Yet, my first step is to get my legs in shape.

"Legs are the foundation for most activities," says Vijay Daryanani, a physical therapist at Harvard-affiliated Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. "They're home to some of the body's largest muscles, and building healthy legs can improve one's performance, reduce injury, and increase endurance."

Four leg muscle groups to build for summer activities

Four muscles do the most leg work: quadriceps, gluteus maximus (glutes), hamstrings, and calves. Here is a look at each.

Quadriceps (quads). Also known as the thigh muscles, the quads are a group of four muscles (hence the prefix "quad'). They extend your leg at the knee and power every leg action: stand, walk, run, kick, and climb.

Glutes. The body's largest muscles, the glutes (your buttock muscles) keep you upright and help the hips and thighs propel your body forward.

Hamstrings. The hamstrings are a group of three muscles that run along the back of your thighs from the hip to just below the knee. They allow you to extend your leg straight behind your body and support hip and knee movements.

Calves. Three muscles make up the calf, which sits in the back of the lower leg, beginning below the knee and extending to the ankle. They work together to move your foot and lower leg and push you forward when you walk or run.

Spotlight muscle strength and length

Strength and length are the most important focus for building summer-ready legs, says Daryanani. "Strengthening leg muscles increases power and endurance, and lengthening them improves flexibility to protect against injury."

If you are new to exercise or returning to it after time off, first get your legs accustomed to daily movement. "Start simply by walking around your home nonstop for several minutes each day, or climbing up and down stairs," says Daryanani.

After that, adopt a walking routine. Every day, walk at a moderate pace for 20 to 30 minutes. You can focus on covering a specific distance (like one or two miles) or taking a certain number of steps by tracking them on your smartphone or fitness tracker. You won't just build leg strength — you'll reap a wide range of health benefits.

There are many different leg muscle-building exercises, some focused on specific activities or sports. Below is a three-move routine that targets the four key leg muscles. Add them to your regular workout or do them as a leg-only routine several times a week. (If you have any mobility issues, especially knee or ankle problems, check with your doctor before starting.)

To help lengthen your leg muscles and increase flexibility, try this daily stretching routine that includes several lower-body stretches.

Dumbbell squats

Muscles worked: glutes and quads

Reps: 8-12

Sets: 1-2

Rest: 30-90 seconds between sets

Starting position: Stand with your feet apart. Hold a weight in each hand with your arms at your sides and palms facing inward.

Movement: Slowly bend your hips and knees, leaning forward no more than 45 degrees and lowering your buttocks down and back about eight inches. Pause. Slowly rise to an upright position.

Tips and techniques:

  • Don't round or excessively arch your back
  • Make it easier: Do the move without holding weights.

    Make it harder: Lower yourself at a normal pace. Hold briefly. Stand up quickly.

    Reverse lunge

    Muscles worked: quads, glutes, hamstrings

    Reps: 8-12

    Sets: 1-3

    Rest: 30-90 seconds between sets

    Starting position: Stand straight with your feet together and your arms at your sides, holding dumbbells.

    Movement: Step back onto the ball of your left foot, bend your knees, and lower into a lunge. Your right knee should align over your right ankle, and your left knee should point toward (but not touch) the floor. Push off your left foot to stand and return to the starting position. Repeat, stepping back with your right foot to do the lunge on the opposite side. This is one rep.

    Tips and techniques:

  • Keep your spine neutral when lowering into the lunge.
  • Don't lean forward or back.
  • As you bend your knees, lower the back knee directly down toward the floor with the thigh perpendicular to the floor.
  • Make it easier: Do lunges without weights.

    Make it harder: Step forward into the lunges, or use heavier weights.

    Calf raises

    Muscles worked: calves

    Reps: 8-12

    Sets: 1-2

    Rest: 30 seconds between sets

    Starting position: Stand with your feet flat on the floor. Hold on to the back of a chair for balance.

    Movement: Raise yourself up on the balls of your feet as high as possible. Hold briefly, then lower yourself.

    Make it easier: Lift your heels less high off the floor.

    Make it harder: Do one-leg calf raises. Tuck one foot behind the other calf before rising on the ball of your foot; do sets for each leg. Or try doing calf raises without holding on to a chair.

    Source: Harvard Health Publishing

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    Man Bags 51 Months Imprisonment In The U.K. For Removing His C%ndom Without Lady’s Consent
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    Police worked with the victim to obtain screenshots of messages Mukendi sent where he apologised for taking the c%ndom off, and where he sought to explain his actions by saying he had not had s+x in a long time.

    He then deleted the messages but the screenshots contributed to securing his conviction.

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