EUROPE: Meeting on February 10, the European Union’s Railway Interoperability & Safety Committee – bringing together representatives of the member states – voted unanimously in favour of the proposed recast of the Control Command & Signalling TSI.Being enacted as a Commission Regulation, the Change Control Management Regulation enacts a number of revisions to TSI CCS, following 18 months of preparatory work by the European Railway Agency as the System Authority for ETCS.The package includes the second Maintenance Release of ETCS Baseline 3 (Version 3.5.0) and Baseline 1 of the GSM-R specification. The text also paves the way for an improved ETCS testing and certification process, and aligns the various member states’ obligations to install ERTMS with the revised European Deployment Plan.ETCS Baseline 3 Release 2 introduces a number of much-needed and long-awaited functions, including the use of GPRS for data communication. It also provides online Key Management to improve security. ERA points out that Release 2 will be ‘fully interoperable’ with the Release 1 specifications that are currently in force. Trains equipped with any version of Baseline 3 onboard equipment will also be backwards-compatible with existing Baseline 2 infrastructure using Version 2.3.0d.GSM-R Baseline 1 introduces ‘in a compatible manner’ the GPRS packet switching needed to support the greater volumes of radio traffic needed to operate under ETCS Level 2 in busy nodes, as well as providing better resilience to interference from the growing deployment of 4G and other public cellular radio systems.ERA said the RISC vote was a demonstration of the way in which the agency had applied its decision making ‘in a transparent and fact-based manner’, thanks to the support and ‘high-quality contributions’ of experts from many organisations across the rail sector. Executive Director Josef Doppelbauer also acknowledged the ‘excellent co-ordination with DG Move’, which had made it possible ‘to propose the regulation to RISC with a high priority path’.
Sharing is caring! Share Share LocalNewsPoliticsRegional Latin America and Caribbean integration important says PM Skerrit by: – May 10, 2017 325 Views one comment Share Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (file photo)Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said countries of Latin America and the Caribbean’s move to greater integration among themselves is the best move for its citizens.The Commonwealth of Dominica is part of a number of regional bodies to include the Bolivarian Alliance for the people of our America (ALBA), Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Organization of American States (OAS).Mr. Skerrit in an exclusive one on one interview on teleSUR English on Tuesday May 9 2017 defended his decision to join some of these organizations despite what some may have had to say.“We are a sovereign country, we have a right and a responsibility to our citizens. What another country thinks, that’s a matter for the other country. The U.S has cooperation with the other countries and that has not bothered us at all.”Tremendous strides have been made within CARICOM in terms of the integration process with the creation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) he said.“I believe because we have been dealing with matters as one group and international matters as one group, we have gotten greater respect and attention by the bigger countries and the other institutions of the world.”He explained that at the level of the OAS and even the United Nations, CARICOM heads go in with one voice.“When there are issues at those institutions we come as many countries with one voice and as a result of that there is a greater level of respect to the views of CARICOM countries notwithstanding the fact that we are very small in terms of population size and land mass, so we have certainly seen this.”CARICOM he said played an important role in the creation on CELAC which has an important role to play in the region.“We believe that issues confronting Latin America and the Caribbean should be addressed and dealt with ourselves for ourselves and there is no need for external involvement or intervention in these matters. Because if there is an issues with one of our sister countries, we know these countries better than anybody else and we must be able to sit around the table and formulate responses to those challenges and that’s what CELAC was created for.”Mr. Skerrit said it is important to “move away from the attitudes of the OAS” on some as the OAS does not deal with issues looking at the best interest of member states.“There is always a push from other forces and sometimes the solution that is proposed is not in the best interest of the country where the problem may be existing and also the region as a whole.”Formally established in Caracas, Venezuela in December 2011 CELAC was created “with a commitment to advance the gradual process of regional integration, unity and carefully balancing political, economic, social and cultural diversity of Latin America and the Caribbean,” CARICOM’s website says.Wikipedia adds, “[CELAC] is seen as an alternative to the Organization of American States (OAS), the regional body that was founded by United States and 21 other Latin American nations originally as a countermeasure to potential Soviet influence in the region.”Moreover the Dominican leader said that while Dominica is a small country, leadership is unafraid to speak their minds and to represent in the best interest of the country.He explained that when the decision was taken for Dominica to become the first English speaking member of ALBA, tremendous international attention and international pressure was brought to the island.“But we recognized there was an important step in the interest of the region and the interest of Dominica.”“There were some who felt it was not a good instrument of integration there were people who may have had the leadership style of President Hugo Chavez and there are some who saw it as a counter to some of the North American Countries but certainly this was not the case.”ALBA he said was created to bring Central America and the Caribbean together to create greater economic independence for member countries of the region.“What have we seen since Dominica’s membership? We’ve seen all of the OECS countries now becoming members of ALBA, there are additional countries in Latin and South America which became members of ALBA and there are several other countries which have observer status.”The movement has grown he said adding, “I believe too that the setting up or the establishment of ALBA and Petro Caribe, it has no doubt helped the closer bond between Latin America and the Caribbean.” Tweet
Sharing is caring! Deceased Ruford Peter JosephThe Dominica Police Force is currently investigating the death of a Marigot resident who was burnt to death in an explosion last Friday. According to a media report from the Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Simon Edwards, sixty one year old Ruford Peter Joseph better known as Frankie, of Marigot burnt to death during an explosion which occurred at 3:50 p.m. on Friday, September 21st 2018 at the Fisheries Complex in Marigot. Edwards stated that according to an eye witness, the deceased was doing maintenance work on his fishing boat, Infinity, when the explosion occurred. After the fire was controlled, the burnt body was discovered and pronounced dead by a medical doctor, Edwards continued. Tweet Share Share Share 492 Views no discussions LocalNews Police release identity of man burnt in fishing boat explosion by: Dominica Vibes News – September 24, 2018
Mouser Electronics have expanded their strategic partnership and worldwide distribution agreement with Analog Devices (ADI) to include ADI’s recently acquired RF and microwave products from Hittite Microwave – marketed as “Hittite Microwave Products from Analog Devices”. The Hittite Microwave Products from Analog Devices apply analog, digital and mixed-signal semiconductor technologies, used in a wide variety of wireless & wired communication and sensor applications, for automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, fiber optic, microwave & millimeter wave communications, military, space and test & measurement systems.The Hittite Microwave product line available now from Mouser Electronics, includes high performance microwave, RF, and millimeter-wave products and subsystems, capable of operating over frequencies from DC up to 110GHz. Products include digital ICs, RF ICs, and monolithic microwave ICs, as well as state-of-the-art Gallium Arsenide semiconductor devices. To learn more about the Hittite Microwave Products from Analog Devices, visit Mouser Electronics’ supplier page at http://www.mouser.com/hittite-microwave/.In 2012, Hittite had partnered with DigiKey for product distribution. With this new partnership with Mouser, Hittite products are now available from two of the leading distributors.
Skyworks has announced that ZTE is incorporating various products from its portfolio to power several of their all-in-one platforms for the connected car. Skyworks’ innovative LTE and connectivity solutions help transform cars into rolling Wi-Fi hotspots, enabling vehicle tracking, diagnostics, safety and security features. To support the numerous wireless protocols and frequency bands required by advanced wireless networks, ZTE’s system relies on Skyworks’ integration expertise to deliver a comprehensive solution.Skyworks’ partnership with ZTE for their connected car applications is a good example of how they are extending their product reach into new markets. With their latest solutions, Skyworks continues to differentiate and capitalize on the incredible opportunities across the Internet of Things, including the connected vehicle.With the inclusion of Skyworks’ high performance devices, ZTE are able to offer customers a seamless connected car solution.According to a 2017-2025 forecast from Transparency Market Research, on-board diagnostics are expected to see the fastest growth within the connected car, as these ports provide direct access to the internal, most sensitive and critical systems in an automobile. BI Intelligence estimates that connected car revenue from providing these types of systems will grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 29 percent globally from 2015 to 2020.Click here to learn more about Skyworks Solutions for the Connected Car.
Rolling into Minnesota for the first time this season, the Indians came away with a three-game sweep of the Twin after dropping the team’s last three series.Starting the series in last place in the American League Central, although it’s early, the Indians now find themselves tied for first along with Detroit after taking three on the road from the Twins. The win also is the longest streak since the Indians swept Texas to start the season.Aging like Fine Wine– Falling behind in two of the three games in the Twin City, the Indians did their best work offensively past the sixth inning in all three games. Spring nine runs in the sixth inning or later, Cleveland abused the Twins’ bullpen while their bullpen was locked down and allowed just one run past the sixth. Getting some much needed insurance runs on Tuesday and Thursday, Cody Allen wasn’t eligible to earn a save, though he looked sharp.Avoiding the Big Inning and Providing Support- Coming into the series, the Indians’ starting pitching was a sour note with the end of the rotation struggling to go deep into games and relying on the bullpen for a fighting chance. All three Cleveland starters, Danny Salazar, Josh Tomlin and Trevor Bauer, pitched at least 6.0 innings (with Bauer going 6.1) and earning the win along the way. Each pitcher also let one inning get away from them with pitchers warming in the pen, but stayed the course and battled back to stay in the game. A big positive sign in the early season, the Indians’ pitchers have proven that once the game is in the bullpen’s hands, a lead is safe.Bottom of the Order Performing- On Thursday’s matinée, the back end of the Tribe’s order came to life and was rewarded for it. Both Yandy Diaz and Abraham Almonte had nice days at the plate and were rewarded for it thanks to a big day by Carlos Santana. Going 3-5 on the day with a pair of doubles that scored Diaz and Almonte, Santana brought the Indians back into the game to score the team’s first two runs after being down 2-0. With nearly every one in an Indians’ uniform getting in on the fun, Yan Gomez had a nice day coming in after Bauer’s day ended and hit an RBI double while Lonnie Chisenhall added onto his hot start with an RBI double in the ninth to help seal the deal.Edwin Overcoming Slow Start- Causing a lot of (unwarranted) concern at the start of the season, Edwin Encarnacion is starting to make his mark for the Indians. Homering in Tuesday night’s game, Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to six games and has cut down on strikeouts. Going 1-3 on Thursday with a pair of walks, Encarnacion’s at bats have taken a turn for the dangerous as the Indians’ lineup looks more and more dangerous.Leg Two of the Road Trip– Headed to the south side of Chicago, the Indians will look for some revenge against the White Sox at their place. Carrying the three-game winning streak, the Indians will welcome an important piece as Jason Kipnis is expected to join the club in his home town. This move means someone will have to exit and the odd man out appears to be the hard-hitting Yandy Diaz. While Diaz has been an asset to the team early on, the big man will get some much needed at-bats down in Columbus and wait for hit call up 71. At 7-7, the White Sox are returning home after dropping two of three to the red-hot Yankees and have struggled since taking a series from the Tribe. Related Topics Matt Lofgren
Share Ellis Young III named to Daktronics All-South Region Second Team Ellis Young III is ranked 28th in the NCAA in points per game (19.6) (photo by Michael Wade/Wade Photography) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Following an impressive first season with the West Florida men’s basketball team, junior Ellis Young III became the second Argonaut in two seasons to be named to the Daktronics NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball All-South Region Second Team announced Thursday morning. He is the only non-senior to be selected to either the first or second team this year. Young (Merritt Island, Fla./Brevard CC) picked up the first regional accolade of his career after proving himself a force on the court both offensively and defensively, most notably as the scoring leader for the Gulf South Conference during the latter part of the season. The junior transfer ended the year averaging 19.6 points per game which ranks 28th in all of NCAA Division II while sitting third in the GSC in both field goal percentage (54.6) and blocks per game (1.4). The All-GSC First Team selection had the biggest game of his career on Feb. 16 when he scored 41 points against West Georgia to break UWF’s all-time single-game points record. He went 15-of-22 from the field to shoot a scorching 68.2 percent and added nine rebounds and three blocks. Young, a two-time GSC Player of the Week, scored 20+ points in more than half the games he played (15) while amassing 10 or more points in 23 of 28 games. He was UWF’s scoring leader in 13 contests and went on a season-best 11 game streak with 10+ points to end 2012-13. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#2012-13 Daktronics NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball All-South Region TeamsFirst TeamName School Yr. Pos. HometownDarrien Mack Eckerd SR F Panama City, Fla.Jaime Smith#% Alabama-Huntsville SR G Birmingham, Ala.Zane Campbell Alabama-Huntsville SR F West Limestone, Ala.Seth Evans Florida Southern SR G Marseilles, Ill.Marcus Ruh Saint Leo SR G Green Bay, Wis.Second Team Name School Yr. Pos. HometownMarcus Goode*& Benedict SR C Camden, S.C.Xavier Collier Benedict SR G Augusta, Ga.Julius Reid Florida Tech SR G Cocoa, Fla.Josh Sparks Valdosta State SR – Savannah, Ga.Ellis Young III West Florida JR F Merritt Island, Fla.South Region Player of the Year – Jaime Smith (Alabama-Huntsville)# – 2012-13 South Region Player of the Year% – 2011-12 Daktronics First-Team All-South Region* – 2011-12 Daktronics Second-Team All-South Region& – 2010-11 Daktronics Second-Team All-South RegionPrint Friendly Version
Four semi-finalists have emerged at the ongoing 2017 U-17 holding in India. Brazil will on Wednesday 25 October face England while Mali lock horns with Spain at the semi-final of the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup in India.Spain and Brazil joined Mali and England in last four on Sunday after they ran out victorious in their respective quarter-final ties against Iran and Germany.La Rojita lived up to expectations by convincingly dispatching Team Melli, helped by one of the goals of the tournament from Sergio Gomez, which you can admire here.The blockbuster bout between Die Nationalmannschaft and A Seleção – two of the biggest names in world football and two heavyweights at this age group – did not disappoint either, serving up an engrossing, tight contest.There could only be one winner, however, and an inspired Paulinho proved the difference-maker, setting up his side’s first goal before scoring the second himself.Spain go on to face Mali in Navi Mumbai in the last four, while Brazil take on England in Guwahati.QUARTER-FINAL RESULTSMali 2 – 1 GhanaUSA 1 – 4 EnglandSpain 3 – 1 IranGermany 1 – 2 Brazil
Part 2, where he makes Cedi introduce himself as “Cedi Krueger” ? pic.twitter.com/W2nrxrGEwh— Ashley Bastock (@AshleyBastock42) October 31, 2017Q: You flew in a makeup artist and still did not win couples contest can you discuss your disappointment?LOVE: I am very disappointed. There was some stiff competition this year. Willy Wonka was unbelievable. He had a set of four. There was a golden ticket and two Oompa Loompas, it was unbelievable. Channing was great. Bron was about 7-2 because the head of the Pennywise costume made it extra, just EXTRA. Khal Drogo, Tristan was great, Game of Thrones, Game of Thrones fans.Q: Did you get a vote?LOVE: No vote. It was rigged, it was rigged. It was a fixed job, an inside job. I would’ve voted. The whole night—Kyle’s costume. The whole night he looked just like the new school Willy Wonka, like, who played him? Johnny Depp. He looked just like him it was perfect.Q: How long did the makeup take?LOVE: Makeup? How about this though? Listen. I’ll talk about basketball in a minute. … Cedi. His makeup, Freddy Krueger took two hours to put on, two hours to take off. So that’s my answer to that question.Q: Cedi Krueger?LOVE: Cedi Krueger. He said he was up til like 4 a.m. Ask him. Cedi! I’m conducting this today. I can’t wait to see this on Cavs.com. Come here, step in right here. Tell everybody—introduce yourself as Cedi Krueger. How long did the makeup take?OSMAN: Like two hours, two hours and 15 minutes.LOVE: And how much to take off?OSMAN: 1:45LOVE: All right, get outta here.Q: Did all the guys show up to the party?LOVE: Uh yeah, just about. Either that or I didn’t know who some of the guys were who had the full masks on but yeah. Nobody snuck in. Haunted house was great too. I know you were asking me about that on social media.Q: Any special cookies?LOVE: Not that I can remember. We did it downtown last year, where you have to, where they lock you in a room what’s it called, and you have all the clues and you have to get out—escape room. We had one of those as a full team event it was cool. Anything else?Q: Ty today said he thought you guys–LOVE: Ty didn’t show up to the party. Ashley Bastock INDEPENDENCE, OHIO– The Cavaliers may be off to a bit of a slow start this season, and even had a team meeting today to address some of these issues.But maybe, just maybe, the epic Halloween party they had last night will help to ease some of their early-season growing pains.Yes, last night was LeBron James’ annual Halloween bash that took over timelines, newsfeeds and Snapchat stories.After practice today, an animated Kevin Love walked media through some inside party information. Love said that he thinks James’ Pennywise costume from the film & novel “It” made him about 7-2. He also said his personal favorite was Kyle Korver’s Willy Wonka costume that included a golden ticket and Oompa Loompas.There was also the moment where he called over rookie Cedi Osman, who went as Freddy Krueger, just to have him introduce himself to the media scrum as “Cedi Krueger,” and to tell us that it took about two hours to both put on and take off his costume makeup.And while these are all great anecdotes, Love also said that the party itself helped to lighten the mood as the team tries to navigate their rough start.“I think it definitely lightened the mood,” Kevin Love said. “It was definitely a get-to-know-you moment with a lot of guys. So I think guys really, not to talk about the party again, brought it and it was fun and for team camaraderie purposes, we all get along, have fun, but I think in some odd way it will definitely help us.”Watch video of Love talking about the party below, and read a full transcript of him talking about the party as well.Kevin Love gives us some inside info about the Halloween party last night (Part 1) pic.twitter.com/RmPPteHsCx— Ashley Bastock (@AshleyBastock42) October 31, 2017 Related TopicsCavsClevelandCleveland CavaliersKevin LoveLebron JamesNBA Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42
Saturday night again the Cavs put up a good fight, but in the end it wasn’t enough, as they fell to the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center by a final of 121-116.The loss is the fifth for the Cavs in their last six games, and they fall to 17-53 on the year, and are awful on the road, as their mark away from the Q drops to 6-29.The team will try and put the last two road affairs, which resulted in losses to the Magic in Orlando on Thursday and now the loss to the Mavs behind them, and will look to get back at it on Monday night against the Pistons at home.Here’s a couple quick takeaways from the latest Cavs loss down in the heart of Texas to the Mavs.1. Still ShorthandedThe Cavs were hopeful after shootaround earlier on Saturday that they would have the services of both Tristian Thompson and Larry Nance Jr., but instead both again did not play in the five-point loss to Dallas.Both, or even one, would have been helpful, as Thompson could have helped underneath size wise, but instead missed his 25th straight game due to soreness in his foot.Nance Jr. was hurt last Friday in a loss to the Heat, suffering a chest contusion, and again had to sit and watch.The Cavs were outrebounded 40-34 in the loss by Dallas, and there’s no doubt that either or both Thompson or Nance Jr. would have helped that cause.Hopefully being at home Monday will help both to be able to return to the court.2. Early Woes ContinueThe first quarter again was a big issue in this latest loss for the Cavs, as they were down by 34-26 at the end of one, and were down by as many as 21 in the fist half before making it a game.As per usual, getting down early did nothing to help this team, as by the time they went on a run at the end of the first half, they were fighting from being down big, and just could not overcome.The Cavs actually started the third quarter on a nice run, and cut the Mavs lead to just four, but that is as close as they would get until the last seconds of the five-point loss.Something at the start of games isn’t clicking for this team, and they have to come out of the gate quicker and avoid looking up at the scoreboard in the second quarter and being down by double digits. 3. Sexton Sets a Mark Collin Sexton again was one of the key players for the Cavs in the loss, and he set a mark for himself that not even Cavs legend LeBron James reached.Sexton scored over 20 points for the fifth straight game, as he popped in 28 points in the loss, something James didn’t do when he was a youngster in his rookie season. On the night Sexton was 10-for-17 from the field, 4-for-7 from the three-point range, and 4-for-5 from free throw line.It’s been fun to see Sexton continue to mature over the last two months, and with just about three weeks left in the season it will be interesting to see how long he can keep this streak up. Related TopicsCavsCollin SextonLarry Nance Jr.Mavs Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loede