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Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley made this announcement (5 August) after signing the Host Country Agreement for the 15th session of the UNCTAD Ministerial Conference, at Ilaro Court, while the UNCTAD Secretary-General, Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, signed the document in Nairobi, Kenya. UNCTAD 15 was originally scheduled for October 18 to 23, 2020, in Barbados, but had to be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Oct 15, 2020 CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Oct 16, 2020 Barbados To Host 31st CARICOM Intersessional Heads of Government Meeting(Barbados Government Information Services Press Release) CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, will welcome fellow heads of government to Barbados for the 31st Intersessional Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), from 18-19 February. Regional leaders will have a packed agenda during the two-day summit, which…February 4, 2020In "31Intersessional"CARICOM Heads meet UNCTAD Secretary-GeneralCARICOM Heads of Government met with Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Mr Mukhisa Kituyi, Monday night, on the margins of their 30th Inter-Sessional Meeting in St. Kitts and Nevis. UNCTAD supports developing countries to more effectively benefit from the globalised economy by providing technical…February 25, 2019In "Barbados"Regional Investment Officials meeting this week in BarbadosInvestment officials from CARICOM Member States are this week attending the CARICOM Forum on International Investment Agreements in Barbados. The 30 September to 2 October conference is examining reform of international investment agreements (IIAs) including investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). Recognising the importance the Caribbean Community attaches to foreign investment that…October 2, 2019In "Barbados"Share this on WhatsApp You may be interested in... (Barbados Government Information Service) The 15th Session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 15) will now be held in Barbados from April 25 to 30, 2021. Oct 15, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Ms. Mottley emphasised the importance of the conference, which has as its theme: From Inequality and Vulnerability to Prosperity for All.
The BBC Ocean is a 6,150 dwt tweendeck, multi purpose vessel with a cargo hold capacity of 9,329 cu m. The vessel is equipped with two cranes with a combined lifting capacity of 120 tonnes.CaytransBBC, which offers weekly breakbulk liner services between Houston and Mobile, USA, to the north coast of South America, the Caribbean and Central America, will operate BBC Ocean.BBC Chartering and Dan-Gulf Shipping jointly handle sales on the CaytransBBC service, and according to Mac Bruton, vice president for sales and marketing at Dan-Gulf, "we believe that the BBC Ocean will allow us to offer better options for larger parcels into and out of the North Coast of South America."www.dan-gulf.comwww.bbc-chartering.com
Mathieu Renard Biron has been appointed as managing director - global freight forwarding, based in Hong Kong and Bangkok. Biron has previously worked at Geodis and will be responsible for steering the development of the group's freight forwarding division.Patrick Cheah joins Kerry Logistics Network as executive director - global air; he will be based in Singapore. Having worked at both Damco and UTi, Cheah will oversee the group's global airfreight business, and the development of air products, trade lanes, and service capabilities.Mathieu Renard BironPatrick Cheahwww.kerrylogistics.com
South Korea is consulting on changes to rules governing joint ventures between foreign and South Korean law firms in the latest step towards liberalisation of legal services.The draft bill, the Foreign Legal Consultants Act, proposes the amendments as the Ministry of Justice in Seoul implements the third stage of legal services provisions agreed as part of a 2011 free trade agreement with the EU.The Law Society is consulting members on the changes and will respond to the Ministry of Justice before 7 May, when the consultation ends. The Law Society signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korean Bar Association in 2012.The Korean market has been gradually opening up since the EU-Korea FTA, which came into force in July 2011, allowing EU firms to establish a representative office in South Korea.The second stage, from 2013, allowed foreign firms to fee-share with their Korean counterparts. The third phase, due to begin no later than 2016, will allow foreign lawyers to enter into partnership with, and employ, South Korean lawyers.Currently, foreign lawyers can practise only as foreign legal consultants. The Korean legal market is worth up to $3bn a year.
INTRO: Reducing or preventing rolling contact fatigue has become a major issue for track engineers faced with the conflicting demands of heavier traffic, increased safety regulation and shorter possessions. Two-material rail could be the answer for critical locations such as switches and crossingsBYLINE: Martin Hiensch** As Project Manager, InfraStar, Martin Hiensch of AEA Technology Rail BV is the principal author of this article. Contributing authors are: Per-Olof Larsson of Banverket’s Northern Region, Olof Nilsson of Duroc Rail AB, Didier Levy of RATP’s Infrastructure Department, Ajay Kapoor and Francis Franklin of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield, and Jens Nielsen, Jonas W Ringsberg and B Lennart Josefson of the Department of Applied Mechanics at Chalmers University of Technology in G
admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) A local musical group recently received a boost from the Farmington & Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth & Families.On December 1, Foundation trustee Matt Friedrich presented a $500 grant award check to Anne Greenstein of the Farmington Musicale.Matt Friedrich, FFHFYF trustee, presents a grant award check to Anne Greenstein of the Farmington Musicale. (contributed photo)Formed in 1965, the Farmington Musicale is a local chapter of both the Michigan Federation of Music Clubs and the National Federation of Music Clubs. The diverse group includes professional performers, music teachers, amateur performers, as well as people who enjoy attending concerts.The Musicale’s 2017-18 season includes seven free concerts showcasing piano, winds, strings or vocal music at the Farmington Community Library and St. John Lutheran Church. The grant award will assist with the rental fees for the concert venues.The Farmington Musicale has a community outreach program of performances for senior clubs and assisted living communities. The club also invites young music students to participate in its annual “Awards for Musical Excellence” competition for cash prizes in vocal, piano, strings or other instrumental categories. Since 2007, the Farmington Musicale has awarded over $40,000 in scholarships.Details of upcoming performances, membership and scholarship award programs can be found at farmingtonmusicale.org.The Farmington & Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth & Families supports programs and provides funds to organizations that improve the quality of life for children, youth and families in the Farmington and Farmington Hills communities. Applications for the Spring 2018 grant cycle are due April 15, 2018. To learn more, donate, or to apply for a grant, visit ffhfoundation.org or call 248-426-1190. Reported by
RFaxis has announced a family of industry-leading, ultra-miniature 2.4 GHz RF Front-End IC (RFeIC™) products for the high growth Internet of Things (IoT) / M2M (machine-to-machine) market. The new RFX25xx-series of products further expands RFaxis’ portfolio of RF front-end ICs for the 2.4 GHz frequency band that are widely adopted by wireless communication systems for IoT.The RFX25xx-series is a family of 2.4GHz RFeICs™ in an ultra-miniature 2.5x2.5mm QFN package, a smaller size option to the existing RFX24xx-series of products. These product families are intended for use in the 2.4GHz spectrum for 802.15.4 ZigBee/Thread, RF4CE, 6LoPAN, ANT™ and proprietary ISM modulations, while also supporting linear modulations such as Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE), 802.15.4g Smart Utility Network (SUN), and low power Wi-Fi. They cover a wide array of IoT applications for smart home, smart office, smart building, smart utility, and low-power wide area networking (LP-WAN), both on the sensor node side and the gateway side.The RFX25xx-series consists of the RFX2501, RFX2502, RFX2503, RFX2510, RFX2511, and RFX2513. The RFX2501 comes integrated with a high-efficiency power amplifier (PA), low noise amplifier (LNA), and Transmit/Receive switching circuitry. Similarly, the RFX2502 comes integrated with a high-efficiency, higher saturated and linear power output power amplifier (PA), low noise amplifier (LNA), Transmit/Receive switch, and directional power detector circuitries.The RFX2503 comes integrated with a high-efficiency power amplifier (PA), low noise amplifier (LNA) with added bypass mode, Transmit/Receive switch, and directional power detector circuitries. The RFX2510 is similar and comes integrated with a high-efficiency power amplifier (PA), Transmit/Receive switch with bypass mode, and directional power detector circuitries. It is ideal for wireless IoT systems with transceivers which already have low noise figure, with the added benefit of very minimal current consumption during Receive mode.For antenna diversity applications, the RFX2511 features a high-efficiency power amplifier (PA), low noise amplifier (LNA) with bypass mode, Transmit/Receive switch, double-pole, double-throw (DPDT) antenna switch for diversity, and directional power detector circuitries. Its derivative product is the RFX2513 which comes with a high-efficiency power amplifier (PA), Transmit/Receive switch with bypass mode, double-pole, double-throw (DPDT) antenna switch for diversity, and directional power detector circuitries.The product family comes with different sets of features which allow users to upgrade their wireless IoT systems with extended range, increased tolerance to antenna impedance variations, improved link reliability through antenna diversity, and improved coexistence performance with adjacent radios through LNA bypass. All come with associated matching networks, RF decoupling and harmonic filters, in a single-die, single-chip, and bulk CMOS device in miniature 3x3mm QFN packages. All are also available in bare die form for ultra-compact designs such as system-in-package (SIP) modules. All are rated up to 125°C ambient temperature required by most applications such as smart lighting.As wireless connectivity for IoT and M2M continues to evolve, the need for high-performance, yet simple and cost-effective RF front-end solutions becomes more critical than ever. The total IoT / M2M wireless connectivity market for fixed, short-range radios as well as LP-WAN is estimated to be 20 billion connected devices by 2025 (Machina Research, May 2015).RFaxis will be showcasing this new family of high performance, ultra miniature RFeIC™ solutions for IoT at the 2016 Mobile World Congress (MWC) to be held in Barcelona, Spain on February 22-25, 2016 as well as at the Embedded World 2016 to be held in Nuremberg, Germany on February 23-25.
Sierra Wireless has annouced the availability of a high-performance LTE-Advanced industrial gateway. The AirLink RV50X has been designed to connect critical infrastructure such as utilities and energy in smart cities. It supports 21 LTE bands worldwide, providing high-speed connectivity across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. It is a truly global solution that supports an extensive range of LTE bands and, because of its advanced processing power, is ideal for customers that want to move intelligence to the network edge.The RV50X’s LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation capabilities maintain high average data throughput, even at the cell edge or on congested cell sites. It operates with the same ultra-low power consumption as the RV50 and can be installed directly into existing infrastructure.For advanced edge-computing applications, the RV50X’s dual-core processor, combined with the ALEOS Application Framework (AAF), provide a powerful embedded programming environment. The application framework enables easy integration with existing equipment and sensors, and easy delivery of critical real-time data and information reliably and securely over LTE networks to the Sierra Wireless AirVantage IoT Platform, or to other software applications and operational systems.Industrial infrastructure is often unmanned, remote and critical to business operations. To ensure safety, security and uninterrupted operation, a remote monitoring and control system is essential for applications such as SCADA, on pipelines and in power distribution and intelligent traffic management systems. The AirLink Management Service (ALMS) provides powerful, cloud-based remote management for the RV50X, including over-the-air registration, configuration and software updates, as well as alerting and monitoring of key variables, such as signal strength, location, temperature and voltage. For customers requiring a network and device management application deployed on-premises in the enterprise data center, Sierra Wireless also offers the AirLink Mobility Manager (AMM) to remotely configure, manage and monitor RV50X gateways in the field.The RV50X offers dual SIM support for automatic failover between carriers. It ships as a single product variant for North American and European networks and a single product variant for Asia Pacific, with support for Australia’s LTE Band 28, simplifying the ordering and inventory process and providing unmatched flexibility in managing deployments. Customers can take advantage of the best network coverage in remote areas without increasing complexity. Click here to learn more about this product.
[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-desktop-hide=” av-medium-hide=” av-small-hide=” av-mini-hide=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=”][/av_textblock][av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Pinggol jins win 15 medals in reg’l taekwondo ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading] [av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]ATHLETES from the stable of Mark V. Pinggol brought home 15 medals during the 2017 Regional CPJ Taekwondo tournament at the PAREF-Westbridge School covered gym in Iloilo City.Mostly coming from Ateneo de Iloilo, the jins stamped class in the boys’ and girls’ kyorugi on Dec. 10, capturing 13 gold and two silver medals.Winning gold medals in girls’ kyorugi were Mary Wen Rivera, Angela Joy Marie Bermejo, Lyme Tanaka, Sophia Grace Go, Samantha Gayle Go, Sheine Nicole de Asis, Elysa Nicole Magno, Akimeh Demavivas, and Joanne Ja Samson.Capturing gold medals in boys’ kyorugi events were Jed Pyro Muyong, Josh Carl Macahilig, Aiken Emanual Avaricio, and Christian Pudadera. Bagging silver were Neilin Jo Samson and Ameila Carla Victoria.“As a coach, I am glad because all of the 15 athletes who joined won medals,” Pinggol told Panay News. “Our players will surely do everything to improve their performance further in our next events.”Melcris Abas Villarin, Diego Garcia and Christer John Gersanib also served as coaches./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]