Antigua Establishes Regional Travel Bubble – CARICOM Business News

first_img Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Oct 16, 2020 St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Oct 16, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 CARICOM-Business-10-July-2020Download CARICOM-Business-10-July-2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak center_img Oct 15, 2020 More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… You may be interested in… Please see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. Visitors to Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda to be tested for COVID-19 – CARICOM Business NewsPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. CARICOM-Business-12-June-2020DownloadJune 15, 2020In “Agriculture”Number portability for Antigua and Barbuda – CARICOM Business NewsPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. CARICOM Business 23 November, 2018November 26, 2018In “Barbados”Antigua and Barbuda to sell 10% stake in WIOC – CARICOM Business NewsPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil PricesOctober 29, 2019In “Agriculture”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

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Cylinder connectors released

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Vanzetti technology deployed in newly opened refuelling station in Italy

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Wireless Innovation Forum Releases Essential Specifications for US Shared Spectrum 3.5 GHz

first_img Architecture of SAS-CBSD Interfaces Description of SAS-CBSD Message Exchanges CBSD States and State Transitions SAS-CBSD Procedures Message Encoding and Transport Parameters of SAS-CBSD Messages Wireless Innovation Forum’s Spectrum Sharing Committee was specifically formed to develop the solutions and standards that will encourage rapid development of the CBRS ecosystem, protect incumbent operations, and benefit all potential stakeholders in the band. The SSC benefits from participation of a broad-based group that includes wireless carriers, network equipment manufacturers, potential SAS Administrators, satellite operators, existing 3650-3700 MHz band licensees, and other parties with an interest in the 3550 MHz band. The committee has formed multiple sub-groups/task groups, including a Joint WG1/WG3 architecture group and an FSS Incumbent Protection Subgroup under WG1. Participation in the committee’s multiple sub-groups/task groups currently encompasses some 277 participants from over 60 different organizations. Work products from the committee can be found here: http://www.wirelessinnovation.org/work-products-and-public-files.The Wireless Innovation Forum welcomes all interested organizations to participate in our committees.To learn more about membership options or to apply for membership in the group please visit: http://www.wirelessinnovation.org/join. The SAS-CBSD Protocol document also includes references, definitions and history as well as: SAS-SAS Prerequisites SAS-SAS Procedures SAS-SAS Synchronization Message Encoding and Transport Parameters of SAS-SAS Messages Foundational documents published in the past year include: “Interim SAS to CBSD Protocol Technical Report B”; “Interim SAS to SAS Protocol Technical Report B”; “Interim SAS to SAS Protocol Technical Report-A”; and “Interim SAS to CBSD Protocol Technical Report-A”. The newly approved specifications as well as all foundational documents are available here.Announced in February 2015, the SSC supports five working groups, each collaborating working on separate aspects of a common goal: to ensure that the 3.5 GHz band can be successfully commercialized. The SSC working groups are: Operational and Functional Requirements (Interoperability Focus) Security Requirements Protocol Specifications Testing and Certification Operations The Wireless Innovation Forum announced today member approval and public availability of its Spectrum Sharing Committee’s (SSC) highly anticipated signaling protocols and procedures to be used in the U.S. 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band for the Spectrum Access System (SAS) – Citizens Radio Broadband Service Device (CBSD) and “Spectrum Access System (SAS) – SAS” Interfaces.These standards are the first of their kind addressing the new FCC Part 96 rules for CBRS. Publication of these standards represents a major milestone for enabling U.S. commercialization of the band. Access to spectrum under the Part 96 rules is managed in the CBRS band through the use of a Spectrum Access System (SAS), which protects incumbents from interference from lower tier priority access license (PAL) and general authorized access (GAA) users, and protects PAL users from interference from other PAL users and GAA users.This achievement by the Wireless Innovation Forum’s Spectrum Sharing Committee is the result of an extensive collaboration among diverse stakeholders working diligently for the past two years. These new standards and solutions will enable the rapid development of a robust CBRS ecosystem, protect incumbent operations, and benefit all potential stakeholders in the band. These documents will also lay the foundation for all deployments in the CBRS band and possibly other shared bands in the future.In addition to providing definitions, references, and history, elements included in the SAS-SAS Protocol include:last_img read more

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LSU’s Jared Poche’s last 2 outings like night and day

first_imgLSU pitcher Jared Poche' (16) is expected to pitch Game 2 against UL Lafayette.LSU pitcher Jared Poche’ (16) is expected to pitch Game 2 against UL Lafayette.BATON ROUGE – As so many LSU people seethed over a noon game Monday instead of a midnight run the night before, LSU pitcher Jared Poche’s performance turned night into day.The Tigers’ sophomore left-hander from Lutcher stepped to the mound at high noon Monday against North Carolina Wilmington after the worst performance of his career. On May 20 at the Southeastern Conference Tournament in Hoover, Alabama, he lasted exactly one inning – allowing three hits, two walks and two earned runs. It was his briefest start of this season by two and two-thirds innings.Poche responded with his second longest appearance of the season at eight and two-thirds innings, limiting UNCW to six hits, one walk and no runs for a 2-0 victory at Alex Box Stadium to go to 8-1 on the season.The win advanced the No. 1 Tigers (51-10) to the best-of-three Super Regional beginning this Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 against UL Lafayette (44-19) at the Box with the winner advancing to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.No. 1 LSU advances to Super Regional“You know, it’s pretty indescribable to be honest, walking off the field with all those fans cheering,” Poche said after the regional title game. “Couldn’t help but have a little grin. For me coming off last week’s performance and having an outing like that, it definitely helps for this weekend, momentum-wise. It helps me lock in and get in the zone.”Poche (8-1, 3.05 ERA) is expected to start game two of the Super Regional, which will be Sunday at either 5 p.m. on ESPNU or at 6 p.m. on ESPN2, depending on what happens in the other seven Super Regionals. Freshman right-hander Alex Lange (11-0, 1.76 ERA) is expected to start Saturday.LSU was originally scheduled to play UNCW on Sunday night, but NCAA officials moved the game to noon Monday for better weather after more than eight hours of rain delays through the first three days of the Baton Rouge Regional. Poche had geared himself up to pitch Sunday night.“It was tough, but I mean, I didn’t get to the field until about 8 o’clock,” Poche said. “So I was only here for about an hour (before the postponement decision). It was a little frustrating, but we got past it. Great teams have to handle adversity, and I think we did a great job of that today.”Poche said he did not pitch angry. “No, not really,” he said. “Just kind of wanted to get back to myself.”LSU catcher Kade Scivicque and pitching coach Alan Dunn each told Poche he had not been pitching like himself in recent outings. Before the SEC Tournament fiasco, Poche allowed nine hits and five runs in six innings at South Carolina on May 14 in a 10-7 LSU loss. He lasted just three and two-thirds innings before that on May 8 as he allowed seven hits and three runs to Missouri in an 8-3 LSU win.LSU, UL Lafayette face uncertaintyPoche’s victory over UNCW was his first since beating Georgia, 9-1, on April 18 when he gave up only four hits and one run in seven innings. “I needed to be gritty, and just kind of prove I was better than I was pitching,” he said.The doubters were surfacing as Poche slumped.“He’d had a couple of rough outings,” LSU coach Paul Mainieri said, “and people were saying, ‘Why did you stick with Poche?’ Because I know what this kid is made of. I knew today that Jared Poche would go out there and be a man. If he doesn’t succeed, it’s not ever going to be because he choked or he didn’t give you his best effort or he didn’t want to succeed. Just some days, the game is hard to play, and you’ve got to give credit to the other team.”Mainieri also did not have much choice as he has struggled to find a No. 3 starter after Lange and Poche.“He just pitched a tremendous ballgame, and he deserves everything — all the accolades that come his way,” Mainieri said.“It’s a great feeling to be going to the Super Regional,” said Poche, who started LSU’s NCAA Regional opening win against Southeastern Louisiana as a freshman in 2014 before the Tigers lost their last two games to Houston in the Box for the regional title.“It didn’t work out for us,” he said. “We were hoping to get there (to the Super). After winning this game, we’re going to be there. Last year, that atmosphere was unbelievable. I don’t expect anything less.”Mainieri will expect the same or close to it from Poche, who threw 121 pitches Monday and just missed a complete game.“It would have been nice to see Jared finish. He gave every ounce of everything he had on a hot afternoon,” Mainieri said. “I was very surprised he was still in the game at that point. To shut that team down was amazing.”LANGE NATIONAL FRESHMAN PITCHER OF YEAR: LSU right-hander Alex Lange of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, was named the national freshman pitcher of the year by Collegiate Baseball on Wednesday.Lange (11-0, 1.76 ERA) became the first LSU freshman in history to strike out 100 batters on Saturday when he struck out 12 in a 2-0 win over North Carolina Wilmington in the Baton Rouge Regional and has 110 on the year. He has limited opposing batters to a .206 batting average on the season for fifth in the SEC.He previously was named a first team All-American and the SEC freshman of the year. Lange is the sixth LSU player to earn national freshman of the year honors. The previous winners were second baseman Todd Walker in 1992, pitcher Brett Laxton in 1993, second baseman Mike Fontenot in 2000, pitcher Lane Mestepey in 2001 and shortstop Alex Bregman in 2013.STALLINGS ALSO HONORED: LSU freshman pitcher Jesse Stallings of Colfax and Grant High was named to the freshmen All-American team by Collegiate Baseball on Wednesday. Stallings (1-2, 2.23 ERA) leads the Tigers with 12 saves and has 26 strikeouts in 32 and one-third innings.last_img read more

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Serena Williams turns ankle in US Open victory

first_imgTennis Serena Williams was in pain – “acceptable” pain, her coach called it – after rolling her right ankle during the second set of a US Open victory. That was the bad news. On a day that defending men’s champion Novak Djokovic pulled out of his match because of a problematic left shoulder, the good news for Williams (pictured) as she pursues a seventh championship at Flushing Meadows and 24th Grand Slam singles title overall is that, while she reached the quarterfinals by beating No. 22 seed Petra Martic 6-3, 6-4 despite the ankle issue, No. 2 Ash Barty and No. 3 Karolina Pliskova both exited her side of the bracket Sunday. Not that Williams seemed to care all that much about being one of only three of the top 12 seeded women who will still be around Monday. ‘’I can’t afford to look at it that way. Every single match I have played, people come and they play their best. The women that I play are not generally playing at this level against other players in the locker room, so for me, I have to be the greatest, whether it’s against the second seed, the No. 1 seed, or the No. 80th player in the world,’’ said Williams, who faces No. 18 Wang Qiang next. “I have to show up or else I’m going to go home.” Williams, who turns 38 this month, appeared to be cruising along to a straightforward victory when she took an awkward step while up at the net for a volley. She tumbled to the ground and sat there, cross-legged, right in the middle of Arthur Ashe Stadium for a few moments. Williams has dealt with various health issues all season, including one that ended her stay at the Australian Open. Still, Martic thought Williams’ play might actually have improved the rest of the way. “She started going for even more, I think. She felt like maybe she couldn’t move that well anymore,’’ Martic said. Her shots were really precise. Serve was unbelievable. And when she hits those backhands and those first serves that well, it’s not easy to play against her.” Williams ended things by raising both arms after smacking an ace at 118 mph, her fastest of the afternoon, punctuating an overpowering performance that included 38 winners to Martic’s 11. ‘’I didn’t know what to expect from her ball. I knew she (hits it) hard,’’ Martic said, ‘’but until you feel it on your own racket, you just don’t know what to expect.’’ The scene Sunday brought back memories of Williams’ Australian Open quarterfinal in January against Pliskova. Williams was way ahead – holding a match point at 5-1, 40-30 in the third set – when she turned her left ankle awkwardly. From there, Williams was no longer, well, Williams, dropping every point she served the rest of the way. She failed to convert four match points in all that day, ceded six games in a row and lost 7-5 in the third. That time, Williams didn’t call for a trainer, which surprised many. Didn’t make that mistake this time. And a couple of hours later, she was walking without any apparent hitch in her step. Williams has not managed to complete a non-Slam tournament in 2019, withdrawing from each with one ailment or another, including a viral illness, a hurt left knee and, most recently, back spasms. – APlast_img read more

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Kay keen on collecting record fifth straight Deery win on Memorial Day at Boone

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – Justin Kay runs for a Deery Brothers Summer Series record fifth straight feature win when the IMCA Late Model tour makes its traditional Memorial Day visit to Boone Speedway.Kay already owns four consecutive Deery victories and looks to become the first driver in the tour’s 32-year history to win five in a row next Monday, May 28.Kay won the 2017 series finale and followed with checkers at Cedar County Raceway, Maquoketa Speedway and Quad City Speedway in the first three events of 2018. He shares the current record of four consecutive wins with Gary Webb (1994), Rob Toland (2004) and Brian Harris (2013).“We’re not going to make any changes to the car. Everything has been working real good for us,” Kay said. “We’ll just try to make sure that nothing falls apart and everything works.”His 27 career tour checkers include the Memorial Day event at Boone in 2015. The two-time series champion has another four top-five Deery finishes at Boone to his credit, including a pair of runner-up finishes during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Next Monday’s Deery event will be the 48th held at Boone since 1988 and pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start.Also on the Memorial Day program are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods racing for all points, including track.Pit gates at Boone open at 2 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3 p.m. Hot laps are at 4 p.m. and racing gets underway at 5 p.m.Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $7 for students ages 13-17 and free for kids 12 and under when accompanying a paid adult.More information is available at the www.raceboone.com website and by calling 515 987-1220.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 126; 2. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 116; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, 114; 4. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, 105; 5. Nick Marolf, Moscow, 104; 6. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, 100; 7. Todd Cooney, Pleasant Hill, 98; 8. Matt Ryan, Davenport, and Curt Martin, Independence, both 95; 10. Terry Neal, Ely, 90; 11. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 79; 12. Sam Halstead, New London, 78; 13. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, 77; 14. Tim Simpson, Iowa City, 70; 15. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 68; 16. Chad Coyne, Orion, Ill., 67; 17. Rob Moss, Iowa City, 65; 18. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 62; 19. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill, and Cayden Cayden, Oskaloosa, both 61.last_img read more

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