PSS retains Miss Carnival Teen title

first_imgEntertainmentLocalNews PSS retains Miss Carnival Teen title by: Dominica Vibes News – January 31, 2016 Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share 1106 Views   no discussions Miss Carnival Teen 2016 Tiffany Eloi of the Portsmouth Secondary School being crowned by Miss Carnival Teen 2015, Lecresha Wallace a former PSS studentThe Portsmouth Secondary School (PSS) has retained the Miss Carnival Teen title.Tiffany Eloi of the Portsmouth Secondary School, sponsored by Ross University, won the competition and was crowned by Miss Teen Dominica 2015, Lecresha Wallace.Eloi won the awards for Best Talent, Best Spectacular Creation, Best Evening Wear, Best in Evening Wear, Best response to question and Miss Photogenic at the Windsor Park Stadium’s Forecourt in Roseau on Sunday 31 January 2016.Tatyana Dangleben of the Convent High School, who was sponsored by Bulls Eye Pharmacy and Vibes Radio, emerged first runner up. She won the Best Speech and Best in Spectacular Creation awards.Emelda Boston of the Dominica Grammar School, who sponsored by PetroCaribe, emerged second runner up.Miss Congeniality, decided by the contestants, was presented to Nadege Barber of the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School.The other contestants were Marcella Green of the Goodwill Secondary School, sponsored by Cadrec; Lisa Samuel of the St. Martin’s Secondary School, sponsored by New India Assurance Co Ltd; and Natorah Francis of the Pierre Charles Secondary School, sponsored by P.H. Williams & Co Ltd.The pageant was organized by the Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Company which is celebrating its forty-fifth (45th) anniversary this year.– / 218last_img read more

Sushi, art and more: Farmington council talks business

first_img Reported by Farmington officials learned Monday that the city’s future includes a sushi bar, a veterinary hospital, and several other businesses with names still under wraps.Economic and Community Development Director Kevin Christiansen and Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Director Kate Knight painted a bright picture during a study session Monday. Both said they receive inquiries daily from entrepreneurs and agents interested in Farmington.Officials didn’t get the update they’d hoped to see from AC Acquisitions, developer of an apartment complex on the former Maxfield Training Center site in downtown Farmington. Christiansen said exhausting all avenues to provide a “public benefit” in the form of parking has taken some time.“They are working with another architect on something different from the original submittal, but still residential,” he said. “We’re in the very preliminary stage still. It’s very likely we’re going to have to go back and start the process from the beginning.”The city has no control over the property; Farmington Public Schools has extended a $1.2 million purchase agreement with the developer, Christiansen said.“It’s very important to our community development plans,” Schneemann said. “I think it’s important for us to, in any way we can, keep the pressure up.”Grand Bakery & Cafe (Facebook)Sushi and steakhouseThe new owners of another large downtown property, the former Grand Bakery & Cafe and adjacent Ginger’s Cafe, plan to open sushi bar, reopen apartments on the Grand River building’s second floor, and eventually expand with a hibachi steakhouse. Knight said the 1890s house and barn on the neighboring lot will be cleared for parking.That business will submit one of two upcoming redevelopment liquor license applications. Knight said the other applicant is a “motivated merchant with a great concept” who is currently looking for the right downtown location.Knight said she is working with new Farmington residents who want to open a retail business that would be “a great fit for us” and has spoken with entrepreneurs in other communities about “pop-up” shops that would give them a taste of having brick-and-mortar in downtown Farmington.The City of Novi’s Villa Barr is home to artworks created by the late David Barr. (City of Novi)Public artOfficials also learned about a proposed loan agreement that would bring to Farmington three steel sculptures in the City of Novi’s collection of works by the late artist David Barr. The award-winning creator of the Transcending arch in downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza died in 2015. Many of his works are displayed at Villa Barr, his former home and property which Novi officials purchased in 2012.“It’s a direct result in the community’s interest in the public art movement,” Knight said. The DDA has formed a committee focused on public art in the central business district, she added.Farmington’s focus on business isn’t limited to filling vacant spaces. Downtown business retention efforts include an affordable professional development opportunity for business owners, in partnership with Northville and Plymouth DDAs, Knight said. For a $5 fee, locals will have access to training in marketing and social media.“It enables us to go further with less,” she added. “We’re looking at sharing best practices with other downtowns.”SWOCC Studios ( space, veterinary clinicOther discussion topics at the Monday meeting included:A change in plans for the 3-story Freedom Plaza office building at Grand River and Halsted. Digital Terrain, a high-tech company, was expected to occupy the upper floors, with retail on the first floor. Now the company plans to occupy the building’s basement level. Thomas Duke & Company has been engaged to recruit office tenants.A new owner for the former SWOCC (Southwestern Oakland Cable Commission) Studios building on Nine Mile Road east of Farmington Road. Dogwood Veterinary Clinic plans to open a veterinary surgical hospital.Clean up of a neglected lot. After being sued by the city, the owners of property in the northwest corner of the Nine Mile and Farmington Road intersection have plans to update and re-open a gas station.Farmington Crossroads, in the southeast corner of Nine Mile/Farmington Road, has 100 percent occupancy, and the owners have plans for a free-standing building in the parking lot. Christiansen said other strip mall owners with large parking lots have talked about similar projects. 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)last_img read more

Modular Remote Spectrum Monitor Platform for Spectrum Surveillance

first_imgAnritsu has introduced the Remote Spectrum Monitor, a platform of modular and scalable products that helps operators generate a greater return on their multi-billion dollar spectrum investments and maximizes network capacity to meet consumer demand. Designed without a display or keyboard, and automates the method of conducting radio surveillance, interference detection, and government spectrum policy enforcement while bringing greater flexibilities and cost efficiencies to network management.Remote Spectrum Monitor features two spectrum monitor modules at introduction. Each module has power of arrival (POA) algorithms to monitor for interference and approximate the position where the interfering signal is being generated.To address the rapid expansion of wireless communications, Anritsu has developed the MS27102A, which is designed to maximize network capacity by more efficiently solving issues associated with the presence of illegal or unlicensed signals that interfere with authorized transmissions. Certified with an IP67 rating, the MS27102A is the ideal solution for outdoor monitoring applications and can be wall- or pole-mounted. With an operating temperature range of –40 C to +55 C, one (or optionally two) weather-resistant RF In ports, a rugged weatherized case and splash proof design, the MS27102A performs in the most extreme weather conditions. The MS27103A helps operators provide quality services to consumers and meet KPIs for a maximum return on network investment. Designed for multiple antenna applications that cover wide frequency ranges, the MS27103A is a rack-mountable multi-port RF In probe that constantly monitors the spectrum to ensure optimal performance. Anritsu has developed this monitor for cellular operators requiring spectrum monitoring coverage for multiple sectors and numerous frequencies per sector at their BTS locations.Covering 9 kHz to 6 GHz, the probes have sweep rates up to 24 GHz/s, allowing capture of many interferers, including periodic or transient transmissions as well as short “bursty” signals. The modules also have low power consumption of less than 11 watts. The spectrum monitor probes are designed for robust field deployments, with capabilities for remote power cycling, automated system recovery protocols and secure firmware updates. A “Golden” firmware image is placed on each unit and can be used to return the probe to full operation in the rare case the firmware is corrupted.Anritsu has developed Vision™ Application Software to automate collecting measurement data, providing useful information about network heath and spectrum use. Vision Monitor automatically records spectrum data, maintains a searchable spectrum history database, enables alarm functions for unusual signal activity and provides tools for managing the spectrum monitoring system. Users can also write custom monitoring program applications using available SCPI commands. Each pair of IQ data output is time-stamped using high precision GPS signals, allowing the IQ data to be used for Time Distance of Arrival (TDOA) applications for geo-locating signal positions. IQ data time stamp resolution is less than 9 nSec for precise signal location calculations.An integrated web server is embedded into each spectrum monitor probe. Using either Chrome or FireFox, a user from anywhere in the world can log in to the spectrum monitor module and control any of its features using a PC/laptop, tablet or smartphone. Each module also features Gbit Ethernet for fast transfers of measurement data and control information.  Remote Spectrum Monitor complements Anritsu’s MasterClaw Monitoring multi-technology solution and expands Anritsu’s network monitoring portfolio that helps operators protect their network investments, achieve higher operational efficiency and increase revenue. Trusted by leading carriers globally, MasterClaw provides 24/7/365 visibility of network, service, app and customer usage, along with unrivaled troubleshooting.last_img read more

6 GHz Over the Air (OTA) Test System for the IoT Market

first_imgMVG has launched a new system for checking wireless devices developed for the Internet of Things(IoT) market. The MiniLAB|6 GHz OTA is a new turn-key testing product that has been optimized to handle the OTA wireless testing of the various protocols used for Internet of Things applications, as well as all the standard protocols used for Smartphones. Starting below 1 GHz, it is capable of handling LPWAN protocols such as LoRa, SigFox as well as the cellular protocols optimized for IoT such as LTE-M and NB-IOT. Covering the entire frequency range up to 6 GHz it can handle the future 5G frequency bands expected to be used for IoT applications.This is the first product that the Group has manufactured in mainland China. To mark the occasion, the Group is also unveiling its new subsidiary in Shenzhen, which comprises a production and systems engineering center as well as local sales and after-sales teams. The new location in mainland China, which supplements the Group’s ongoing commercial presence in Hong Kong, is a testament to MVG’s commitment to the country. The subsidiary is currently staffed by around twenty local employees and serves simultaneously as a commercial branch and as a production, support, and systems engineering center. This new subsidiary seeks to better serve the Asian markets, which hold considerable growth potential for the Group, facilitate dialogue with customers, and improve the responsiveness of our services. The MiniLAB|6 GHz OTA uses proven electronic scanning technology to evaluate the electromagnetic field on a full sphere surrounding the antenna. Power is measured using an array of bipolar probes that scan the object within a few seconds. The field is then reconstructed for visualization and post-processing. The chamber, which is fully shielded and lined with absorbing materials, automatically opens vertically, allowing easy access to the object being tested while also providing a perfectly stable, controlled RF environment. As such, all OTA parameters, including sensitivity, can be accessed in a few minutes with a high degree of precision.Distributed worldwide, the MiniLAB I 6 GHz OTA holds a highly competitive position in terms of price and performance. As such, it is geared toward a wide-ranging market of potential customers. Coming a few months after the successful launch of the Group’s antenna measurement product, StarLab 50 GHz, the new system is further proof of MVG’s ability to provide innovative and competitive offerings that allow it to tap into the growth of the 5G and connected objects markets ahead of its competitors.last_img read more

Marvell Acquires Avera Semiconductor to Capitalize on the Fast Growing 5G Base Station Market

first_imgMarvell has entered into definitive agreements to purchase Avera Semiconductor, the Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) business of GLOBALFOUNDRIES. This acquisition brings together Avera Semi’s leading custom design capabilities with Marvell’s advanced technology platform and scale, creating a leading ASIC supplier for wired and wireless infrastructure. The agreements include the transfer of Avera’s revenue base, strategic design wins with leading infrastructure OEMs, and a new long-term wafer supply agreement between GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Marvell. Under the terms of the agreement, Marvell will pay GLOBALFOUNDRIES $650 million in cash at closing plus an additional $90 million in cash if certain business conditions are satisfied within the next 15 months. The transaction is expected to close by the end of Marvell’s fiscal year 2020 pending receipt of regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. Marvell is focused on becoming the leading supplier of infrastructure semiconductor solutions. Avera’s ASIC capabilities will accelerate this transformation. Specifically, Avera’s advanced full custom development capabilities complement Marvell’s standard and semi-custom product portfolio. Previously part of IBM’s Microelectronics business, Avera has successfully executed more than 2,000 complex designs in its 25-year history and built a significant business, supported by approximately 800 talented technologists. Avera brings highly innovative design competencies in analog, mixed-signal and SoCs as well as a rich IP portfolio including high-speed SerDes, high-performance embedded memory and advanced packaging technology. They have built strong relationships with blue-chip wired and wireless networking OEMs, having delivered custom solutions for multiple generations of switches, routers and base stations. More recently, Avera has started to address emerging opportunities in next-generation cloud data centers with multiple programs in development today. As a leading supplier of standard and semi-custom products into these same markets, Marvell has also seen an expanding opportunity pipeline for custom solutions utilizing its leading IP and technology platform. For example, within 5G infrastructure, Marvell offers complete silicon platforms that enable a wide range of digital processing including baseband, processors, Ethernet switches and PHYs. As these products have gained traction in the marketplace, Marvell’s opportunity set has recently expanded to encompass a number of custom SoCs addressing a broader portion of the base station. Several of these new products are designed to replace FPGAs with purpose-built optimized silicon. At the same time, Avera has provided custom products to be deployed in the radio head of a leading wireless infrastructure OEM for multiple generations. These solutions expand Marvell’s addressable market and are indicative of the broader opportunity for custom ASICs within both wired and wireless infrastructure. The addition of Avera’s talented team and extensive ASIC design expertise will accelerate Marvell’s ability to address these opportunities and capture significantly more content in the broader infrastructure market.The acquisition is expected to be accretive to Marvell’s non-GAAP earnings per share in the first full year following the close.last_img read more

Samsung Selects VIAVI for 5G Network Equipment Performance Validation

first_imgSamsung Electronics has selected the VIAVI TM500 Network Tester and TeraVM 5G Core Emulator to validate 5G network equipment performance. The partnership marks the first wrap-around testing of 5G stand-alone (SA) base station equipment by emulating real-world conditions that enables end-to-end testing of the radio access network (RAN), thereby ensuring performance and reliability in the field.The TM500 is a scalable test system for validating network performance as experienced by end users. It is considered the standard in its class and is used by almost every base station manufacturer in the industry. Recently released industry-first features include uplink MIMO on two layers; downlink 8CC CA; MIMO support; 4CC uplink and downlink carrier aggregation at 120 kHz and 240 kHz; millimeter wave support; and support for large numbers of UEs on 5G in both Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) modes. In addition to the leading capabilities of the TM500 and TeraVM solutions, VIAVI is known for its long-standing reliability built from years of successful experience and knowledge, technology roadmap and robust local support.VIAVI offers a range of 4G and 5G validation, deployment and assurance solutions that accelerate testing, facilitate network evolution and speed time to market. The 3GPP-compliant TM500 Network Tester, largely regarded as the standard for wireless network testing, has seen significant market adoption for testing throughout the R&D lifecycle and also is used to stress-test network performance prior to the launch of new services. Together with the 5G Core Emulator, CellAdvisor 5G and NITRO Mobile solutions, VIAVI offers a powerful combination of end-to-end testing, validation and assurance solutions that support the complete network lifecycle from the lab to the field. For more information, click here.last_img read more

Rajendranth ties for seventh at Guy Harvey Invitational

first_imgRajendranth ties for seventh at Guy Harvey Invitational Talin Rajendranath carded UWF’s lowest score of the season (68) despite play being suspended due to weather Sharecenter_img    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – After improving by nine strokes from the first day with identical scores in the final two rounds, the No. 14 West Florida men’s golf team finished the Guy Harvey Invitational in eighth place Tuesday on the par-72, 6,868 yard Champion Course at the PGA National Resort and Spa.Despite the second round resuming with approximately five holes remaining Tuesday morning due to inclement weather, Talin Rajendranath (San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago/Naparima College) ended with West Florida’s lowest score of the season with a four-under-par 68. He followed up with an even-par 72 to tie for seventh, the freshman’s lowest finish of his collegiate career at 215 total. Juan Miguel Heredia (Cuenca, Ecuador/Jacksonville State) and Spencer Olson (Pensacola, Fla./Pace HS) wrapped up the tournament with identical rounds of 74 to tie for 32nd and 37th, respectively. Kyle Lucas (Johannesburg, South Africa/Western Texas College) improved nearly 20 positions overall from the first round to shoot 229 total and tie for 47th, and Gary Buffington III carded UWF’s second-lowest round of the day, 73, to tie for 50th individually.The Argonauts made a strong comeback from the first round with back-to-back scores of 293 to move up one place overall and end eighth with 888 total. Nova Southeastern cruised to victory with three sub-par rounds for a combined 848, defeating runner-up Barry by 10 strokes. Nova Southeastern’s Ian Facey took medalist honors with a total of 207.West Florida faces a big test next Monday when it plays in the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate in Birmingham, Ala., which is hosted by last year’s Division I national runner-up Alabama. For information on all UWF athletics, visit #ARGOS# 1   Nova Southeastern U.     279-282-287 – 848      2   Barry University         290-285-283 – 858      3   Lynn University          293-289-290 – 872      4   Eckerd College           288-294-299 – 881      5   Rollins College          291-300-293 – 884          Florida Southern Col     299-288-297 – 884      7   Queens Univ of Charl     305-303-279 – 887      8   West Florida, U. of      302-293-293 – 888      9   Florida Tech             304-288-298 – 890     10   Flagler College          299-303-295 – 897     11   Indianapolis, U. of      300-299-306 – 905          Northeastern St. U.      303-300-302 – 905     13   Arkansas-Fort Smith      306-302-304 – 912     14   Wilmington (DE)          310-309-312 – 931 T7    Talin Rajendranath       75-68-72 – 215T32    Juan Miguel Heredia      73-77-74 – 224T37    Spencer Olson            75-76-74 – 225T47    Kyle Lucas               80-72-77 – 229T50    Gary Buffington III      79-78-73 – 230 Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Haaland Hits 40th Goal Of The Season As Dortmund Move 2nd

first_imgErling Braut Haaland scored his 40th goal of the season as the teenager continued his phenomenal scoring streak in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-0 win at Werder Bremen on Saturday.The 19-year-old flicked home a second-half cross to score his 12th goal in eight games for Dortmund as Lucien Favre’s side moved second in the Bundesliga, four points behind leaders Bayern Munich.Haaland, who scored twice in Tuesday’s Champions League last 16, first-leg win over Paris Saint-Germain, also netted 28 goals for Salzburg before joining Dortmund for 20 million euros ($22 million) in December.Dortmund ground out victory after showing some early nerves in Bremen where they crashed to a 3-2 German Cup defeat earlier this month.Centre-back Dan-Axel Zagadou gave the visitors the lead by volleying home a Jadon Sancho corner on 52 minutes.Haaland doubled the advantage by drilling Achraf Hakimi’s square ball into the corner on 66 minutes to score his ninth Bundesliga goal.After five straight league defeats, Bremen remain 17th and five points from safety.They suffered another blow in the relegation battle as Fortuna Duesseldorf, who are a place above them, enjoyed a 2-0 win at Freiburg.Dortmund climbed above RB Leipzig on goal difference.Julian Nagelsmann’s Leipzig can move back to within one point of Bayern, who beat bottom side Paderborn 3-2 on Friday, when they visit Schalke later on Saturday.Fourth-placed Borussia Moenchengladbach slipped six points behind Bayern, albeit with a game in hand, as Lucas Ribeiro’s injury-time strike snatched Hoffenheim a 1-1 draw at Borussia Park.Matthias Ginter had powered in an early opener for Gladbach, but the hosts were made to pay after Alassane Plea saw a 75th-minute penalty saved by Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann.Despite splashing out 77 million euros ($83 million) on transfers in January, Hertha Berlin’s poor form continued in a 5-0 thrashing at home to Cologne.Hertha were brought crashing back down to earth after Alexander Nouri won his first game in charge following Jurgen Klinsmann’s shock resignation last weekend at Paderborn.The home side defended woefully and were 2-0 down inside 22 minutes as Jhon Cordoba scored an early double.The Colombian striker exploited a four-on-two situation for his first goal and easily escaped his marker to head in the second.Midfielder Florian Kanz added two goals of his own before Mark Uth curled home a free-kick 20 minutes from time as Hertha capitulated.RelatedRecord-Setting Haaland Can’t Stop ScoringFebruary 1, 2020In “Germany”Der Klassiker: Bayern Edge Dortmund To Move Closer To Bundesliga TitleMay 26, 2020In “Germany”Haaland Resumes Normal Service As Bundesliga Returns In Surreal ConditionsMay 16, 2020In “Germany”last_img read more

CFB Saturday: Gophers, Huskies, & Johnnies All in Action

first_img 1080p HD About Connatix V56490 720p HD It’s mid-November in Minnesota, and all three area college teams are in action today. Not a lot of places can cheer for a D-1, D-2, and D-3 team every Saturday. Go Gophers! Go Huskies! Go Johnnies!The #7 University of Minnesota Golden Gophers (9-0) face another Big Ten foe, visiting #23 Iowa (6-3) today at 3:00 PM CT at a sold-out TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. (Kickoff forecast: Partly sunny, 40°). TV: FOX, Radio: AM 1390 KXSS Nationally ranked #22 St. John’s (8-1) hosts on Rose-Hulman (6-3) in Collegeville at 1:00 PM.  (Kickoff forecast: Cloudy, 39º).Download The 1390 Granite City Sports Mobile AppThe St. Cloud State Huskies (4-6) host Minnesota State-Moorhead (3-6) in St. Cloud at 1:00 PM.  (Kickoff forecast: Cloudy, 39º). Radio: WJON 1240 AM/95.3 FMGo Gophers! Go Huskies! Go Johnnies!Pete Hanson is on 98.1 Minnesota’s New Country weekday mornings from 5:30 to 10:00.Submit 1/1center_img 360p Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Auto (360p) About Connatix V56490last_img read more

HOCKEY ONLINE: Třinec defends a three-goal lead in the cup final

first_imgTřinec hockey players reach for the Generali Česká pojišťovna Cup. They came to Pardubice for a retaliatory match of the final of the summer competition with a significant lead, they won the first duel on Wednesday at home 3: 0. The goals were taken care of by the attackers Filip Zadina, the reinforcements of the Steelmen from the beginning of the season from Detroit, Miloš Roman and Martin Růžička. Goalkeeper Jakub Štěpánek picked up a clean sheet. The state of the retaliatory match is 0: 0 so far, broadcast by O2 TV Sport and you can watch a detailed online report on read more