Peace Ark marks new milestone for Dominica China Friendship  says Health Minister

first_imgHealthLocalNews Peace Ark marks new milestone for Dominica China Friendship  says Health Minister by: – October 15, 2018 288 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share Minister for Health and Social Services, Dr. Kenneth Darroux has described the arrival of the Chinese Navy Hospital Ship, Ark Peace as a new milestone in the bilateral bond between the two countries.He made that statement while speaking at a welcome ceremony for the ship held on the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard on Friday, October 12th 2018.Dr. Darroux stated that the relationship between the countries have yield tremendous assistance for Dominica in all areas.He described the relationship between the two countries as ‘mutually respectful relationship over the years’, noting that it has yielded tremendous assistance in the form of technical cooperation for medical services, provision of medical equipment, road networks, schools, bridges, stadiums, the construction of a new national hospital and most importantly assisting us in building capacity and development of our human resource.“Today however the arrival of the Peace Ark to our shores is yet another manifestation of this extraordinary friendship and takes the deep and strong relationship between the countries to a whole new level and marks a new milestone in the two countries bilateral bond,” Dr. Darroux stated.According to Dr. Darroux, the “harmonious mission” will provide medical services to Dominicans as the island recovers from the effects of Hurricane Maria.“Ladies and gentlemen, this harmonious mission 2018 will provide humanitarian medical services to our people in our time of need as we seek to rebuild our countries from the ravages of Hurricane Maria just over a year ago,” he noted.Dr. Darroux went on to add that the mission “underscores the continued commitment of the People’s Republic of China to provide support to the Commonwealth of Dominica in area of health.”The ship docked at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth on the Dame Mary Eugenia Charles on Friday, October 12th, where a welcoming ceremony was held, before The President of Dominica, Charles Savarin and Mrs. Savarin and other Ministers of Cabinet were treated to a tour of the ship. – / 19last_img read more

NI AWR Design Environment V12 Pre-Release Now Available

first_imgNI (formerly AWR Corporation) has announced the availability of the NI AWR Design Environment™ V12 — Its first major software release in 2015. This release is available as a pre-release to select customers, partners and evaluators. It will be previewed at the International Microwave Symposium 2015 (IMS2015) for the first time at the NI booth #2431. This latest release boasts new load-pull and antenna- and radar-specific features, as well as ease-of-use improvements, speed enhancements and third-party integration flows. View measured data and design matching networks using swept load-pull files APLAC tuning and optimization speed enhancements Improved simulation control Schematic editing, layout viewing and layout editing improvements Select highlights of V12 NI AWR Design Environment include:Microwave Office/ Analog Office Analyst™ and AXIEM To learn more about V12 NI AWR Design Environment, stop by NI booth #2431 at IMS 2015 for a demonstration, attend an NI AWR software-centric MicroApps session at IMS (see schedule here) or visit and AvailabilityV12 NI AWR Design Environment is planned for full release in the third quarter of 2015. Contact your local NI AWR software sales representative for more information, specific pricing and licensing options.center_img Visual System Simulator™ (VSS) An enhanced phased-array block and simplified Microwave Office consistent VSS sources Bidirectional blocks for more readily managing both transmit and receive systems RF models auto-configuration option for phased-array block, WLAN 802.11ac library, enhanced radar library and more Easier 3D EM setup and an improved 3D editor experience; geometry cleanup and standard for the exchange of product model data (STEP) import for Analyst Anisotropic dielectric materials support for AXIEM Faster and more accurate simulation results due to threading, frequency sweep algorithm improvements, meshing options/refinement enhancements and a remote simulation option Visualization of the impact of circuits on antenna patternslast_img read more

Keysight Selected by Accton to Accelerate Design Verification & Manufacturing Test of Wireless Network Equipment

first_imgAccton Technology Corporation (Accton), a Taiwan-based provider of communication solutions, has selected Keysight’s test and validation platforms to accelerate the design verification and manufacturing test of consumer premises equipment (CPE), Wi-Fi access points (APs) and other wireless network equipment.Multi-technology design verification and manufacturing test solutions serve a rapidly growing market that addresses wireless broadband for both consumers and enterprises. Accton selected Keysight’s test solutions to cost-effectively and quickly bring innovative solutions to this market.Mobile operators and internet service providers (ISPs) use a combination of cellular and non-cellular technologies to deliver reliable connectivity in primarily indoor environments. Keysight’s technology-agnostic solutions, accessible via common hardware and software platforms, enable wireless equipment manufacturers, such as Accton, to optimize workflows in product design, development and manufacturing.The need for high-speed, reliable and ubiquitous connectivity in hot spot areas will continue to drive an already notable trend towards network densification using a combination of CPEs, small cells and advanced MIMO antenna solutions. The 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) CPE market alone is expected to reach nearly seven million units in 2024, according to a report ABI Research published in January this year. Keysight’s multi-domain technology expertise and portfolio of solutions enable this ecosystem to meet a wide range of test requirements.last_img read more

Valdez claims third V-League MVP plum

first_img[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=’Valdez claims third V-League MVP plum ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – Alyssa Valdez of the Bureau of Customs Transformers was named the Shakey’s V-League Season 13 Reinforced Conference Most Valuable Player during the awarding rites on Monday night at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.This marks the third MVP trophy of the San Juan, Batangas-native Valdez in the league after also clinching the feat during Season 12 Open Conference while playing for PLDT and the Season 12 Collegiate Conference with the Ateneo Lady Eagles.Valdez also became the first player to win three Shakey’s MVP trophies, surpassing Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Jovelyn Gonzaga, Mary Jean Balse, Suzanne Roces, Dindin Santiago-Manabat, Lithawat Kesinee, and Jaroensri Bualee, who have two each.Aside from the Conference MVP trophy Valdez was also named as the Best Outside Spiker. Her teammate Lilet Mabbayad, meanwhile, was adjudged as the 2nd Best Middle Blocker.Meanwhile, Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors’ Michelle Gumabao, Breanna Mackie and Iris Tolenada were named as the Best Opposite Spiker, Best Foreign Guest Player and Best Setter, respectively.University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses’ Ennajie Laure and Marivic Meneses took home the 2nd Best Outside Spiker and 1st Best Middle Blocker, while Dennise Lazaro of the Bali Pure Water Defenders was the Best Libero./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

Nishikori beats Falla to give Japan advantage over Colombia

first_img RELATED PHOTOS KEYWORDS Baseline blast: Kei Nishikori plays a shot during his 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over Alejandro Falla in the opening match of Japan’s Davis Cup World Group playoff against Colombia on Friday. | AFP-JIJI IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 The 23-year-old Nishikori was encouraged by his performance.“I was happy with my play today,” he said. “It was good for me and the team that I could wrap it up in three sets. I prepared well and I felt positive throughout the match.”Nishikori provided his own analysis of the win.“My serve was on and I had good speed and direction,” he noted. “The serve connects to the strokes, so it is important. I also returned well.”The Shimane native, ranked 12th in the world, took the first game of the match at love on serve and broke twice as he wrapped up the opening set in 30 minutes indoors on the hardcourt.Falla, ranked 93rd, broke Nishikori in the fifth game to go up 3-2, but Nishikori responded by breaking right back against the southpaw to level at 3-3, then held serve and broke again to move ahead 5-3.The second set was on serve until the ninth game when Nishikori broke with a wicked crosscourt forehand to take a 5-4 advantage and then closed out the set on serve.The third set provided more of the same, as Nishikori held serve and broke in the ninth game to move in front 5-4 before completing the victory on serve.“I could not find my rhythm at the start,” said Falla. “I did not return well. If I had returned better, the match would have been closer.”Nishikori, who was knocked out of the U.S. Open in the first round last month, said the early departure helped sharpen his game.“I was disappointed by the result at the U.S. Open, but I was able to get in more practice after that,” he stated. “I hope success here at the Davis Cup will help me on the Tour.”The second singles match at Ariake, which will be the site of the tennis competition for the 2020 Olympics, featured Japan No. 2 Go Soeda against Colombia No. 1 Santiago Giraldo.Colombia’s Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah will battle Nishikori and Soeda in Saturday’s doubles .Nishikori will play Giraldo in the first reverse singles match on Sunday, with Soeda taking on Falla in the second.Japan was knocked out of World Group last September after a 3-2 loss to Israel at Ariake. Japan had returned to the top level for the first time in 27 years, but was unable to stay there. It defeated Korea 3-2 in April to advance to the playoff.Colombia is trying to earn a spot in the World Group for the first time.This is the first meeting ever between Japan and Colombia.Federer doubles upSHANGHAI AFP-JIJITennis superstar Roger Federer will make a rare appearance on the doubles court when he teams up with Chinese No. 1 Zhang Ze at the Shanghai Masters, organisers said.Federer, with a record 17 Grand Slam singles titles and now striving to stay at the top of the game, has played doubles only once this year, although he won the Olympic title in 2008.“We know that Roger does not play a lot of doubles through the year so having him take to the doubles court in Shanghai is a wonderful addition to what is already shaping up to be a fantastic week of tennis,” tournament director Michael Luevano said in a press release. center_img Kei Nishikori, Davis Cup GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Kei Nishikori defeated Alejandro Falla in straight sets (6-3, 6-4, 6-4) in the opening singles match at the Davis Cup World Group Playoff at Ariake Colosseum on Friday to stake the host nation to a 1-0 victory.Japan No. 1 Nishikori prevailed in a baseline battle and was especially proficient with his trademark forehand, which he used to rack up 16 winners to Falla’s six. Nishikori needed just 1 hour, 50 minutes to complete the triumph over Colombia No. 2 Falla.last_img read more

Basket ball team needs sponsorship support

first_imgPNGIPA Reunion Souths basketball club is in dire need of support to participate in the coming 14th National Souths Basketball League tournament which kicks off this Friday in Port Moresby. The tournament will be held at the Hohola basketball court from the 7th – 10th of June, this year. With just a day remaining, the formerly PNG Institute of Public Administration and School of Government now known as the Pacific Institute of Leadership and Governance sponsored Reunion Souths will be without a sponsor for the first time. Team captain Rodney Andia said Pacific Institute of Leadership and Governance has always been backing the team because of the relationship they had with the school for the last ten years, however for the last two years it was not possible. “We got this support when we first started this team back in 2013 and under the leadership of Yala Yatu as the director of PNGIPA now known as the Pacific Institute of Leadership and Governance supported us all through,” Andia from Southern Highlands said. Andia said despite not giving much, the school managed to pay for the team’s registration fees and uniforms and they’ve always been proud to raise the flag of the school and help promote the school in whatever way the basketball team could. Andia said most of the players are students and youths that the club is developing and it was good for these players to rub shoulders with Highlands’s teams that will take part in the competition. Since the club started in 2013, they’ve made the finals on every tournament and also winning the inaugural season in 2013 beating Usano Sura Souths of Kutubu and lost to Mayawala in the 2017 grand final which was held at the Taurama Aquatic Center in Port Moresby. “Last year, there wasn’t any game but this year, they’ve brought the tournament back to Port Moresby. However the league had given a short notice making it difficult for the team to look for sponsors,” Andia said. “We are appealing to individuals and corporate business house that may have got our letters requesting support to please do step in and assist,” Andia said. Andia said it wasn’t just for the club but sport was a uniting factor and it does play a huge role in the upbringing of a person and with the involvement of youths in various teams, he appealed for corporate business houses to use this platform assist the teams. Andia said for any sponsorship support  the club can be contacted on 79786539 or call the team’s founder, Kevin Teme on 71169073.last_img read more

Cricket News Rohit Sharma Wins ICC ODI Cricketer Of The Year Award, Kohli Gets ‘Spirit of Cricket’ Accolade

first_imgNew Delhi: India’s opener Rohit Sharma was on Wednesday named the ICC’s ‘2019 ODI Cricketer of the Year’ for his incredible run of form, while English all-rounder Ben Stokes walked away with the overall honours. Indian skipper Virat Kohli was named captain of both the ICC’s Test and ODI teams of the year besides winning the ‘Spirit of Cricket’ award for his gesture of trying to stop the fans from booing Steve Smith during a World Cup match. Smith was returning to international cricket from a one-year suspension for ball-tampering at that time.England’s World Cup-winning all-rounder Stokes got the biggest prize—the ‘Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy’ for Player of the Year, while Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins was named the Test Player of the Year.India seamer Deepak Chahar won the T20 International Performance of the Year, Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne was named as Emerging Cricketer of the Year, while Scotland’s Kyle Coetzer was declared the Associate Cricketer of the Year.Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli (File Photo: PTI)The 32-year-old Rohit hit a purple patch in the World Cup amassing 648 runs in nine games at an average of 81.00 with five hundreds and a half-century. In the United Kingdom, he became the first batsman in World Cup history to score five centuries in a single edition.Rohit Sharma looked forward to carrying his form in the coming year, after an aggregate of 1409 runs from 28 matches with seven hundreds in the ODI format.“It is great to be recognised in this fashion. We are very happy with the way we performed as a team in 2019. We could have done better but we have a lot of positives and a lot to look forward to in 2020,” Rohit said.India captain Virat Kohli was surprised to win the Spirit of Cricket Award and explained his reasons for backing Smith the way he did.“It is part of camaraderie that sportsmen must have with each other,” Kohli said.“That moment was purely understanding an individual’s situation. I don’t think a guy who is coming out of a situation like that needs to be taken advantage of,” he recalled.“You can sledge, can have have banter on the field, you say things to the opposition in wanting to beat them. But booing someone is not in the spirit of any sport, I don’t endorse it.”Chahar said his haul of six for seven against Bangladesh in Nagpur, which included a hat-trick, would always be cherished by him.“Taking six wickets conceding only seven runs was a dream performance for me and will always remain close to my heart,” Chahar said.Cummins grabbed 59 wickets in 12 Test matches during the period and finished the year as the top-ranked bowler in the Test rankings.“It’s a tremendous honour to be considered the best player of last year and one which was certainly unexpected. I owe much to my team, team-mates and all those involved in Australian cricket for what was a really successful year for the team,” he said.Stokes was rewarded after a fabulous 12 months that saw him play a decisive role in England’s dramatic victory at the World Cup final along with a host of other memorable performances, including an epic Ashes hundred.“This award is testament to my teammates and the support staff that have been there every step of the way. Fundamentally, without the support of these individuals, we would never achieve our objective of lifting a major trophy,” he said.Labuschagne was an easy winner of the Emerging Player award after scoring 1,104 runs in 11 Tests, which saw him zoom in the ICC Test Player Rankings from 110 at the start of the year to fourth by the end of the year.England umpire Richard Illingworth became the seventh person to win the David Shepherd Trophy for Umpire of the Year.ICC Men’s Cricket Awards:Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for Best Cricketer of the Year Ben Stokes (England)Test Cricketer of the Year Pat Cummins (Australia)ODI Cricketer of the Year Rohit Sharma (India)T20I Performance of the Year Deepak Chahar (India, 6-7 v Bangladesh)Emerging Cricketer of the Year Marnus Labuschagne (Australia)Associate Cricketer of the Year Kyle Coetzer (Scotland)Spirit of Cricket Award Virat Kohli stopping the fans booing Steve Smith at the OvalDavid Shepherd Trophy for Umpire of the Year Richard Illingworth. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Notre Dame’s Kelly welcomes meeting ‘physical’ LSU

first_imgBATON ROUGE – Apparently, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has watched his share of Southeastern Conference football games over the years in addition to the 42-14 loss his Irish suffered to Alabama in the 2012 season national championship game.“We’re going to practice physical even if we have to put out guys that are not going to play this year,” Kelly said during a teleconference for the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30 in Nashville, Tennessee, when Notre Dame (7-5) will play No. 22 LSU (8-4).“We’re going to bang and play physical because that’s the kind of football we’re going to see,” he said. “It can’t be flag football here for the next eight practices.”The Tigers finished high nationally in some of the hard-nosed portions of the NCAA statistics — No. 8 in the nation in total defense with 305.8 yards allowed a game, No. 38 in rush defense with 143.5 yards allowed a game and No. 27 in rush offense with 219.5 yards a game. Notre Dame, more of a finesse, passing team, was No. 69 in total defense with 401.5 yards allowed a game, No. 62 in rush defense with 161.7 yards allowed a game and No. 81 in rush offense with 150.8 yards a game.“Even if we’ve got to line up some offensive linemen and put them in defensive linemen roles,” Kelly said, “we’re going to do whatever is necessary to physically prepare our football team for a very physical football team in LSU.”Kelly wanted a game like this for his team, though, and he wanted an SEC opponent.“Well, we wanted to be challenged. There’s no sense going into this bowl game situation and feeling like you’re not going to be challenged,” he said. “I feel like there are match-ups there that don’t give you the same kind of challenge.“This is one that we wanted. Again, they’re a formidable opponent, very good SEC team. You can see what their record indicates and what they can do. We knew that an SEC matchup would be most favorable.”Notre Dame finds itself amid a four-game losing streak and having lost five of six prior to a 31-27 loss to No. 2 Florida State. The Irish were 6-0 and No. 2 in the nation entering the FSU game, and Kelly believes now that his team was overrated somewhat.“Certainly, when you lose four games in a row, you start to lose a little bit of that confidence, but we’ll gain it. We’ll get it back,” Kelly said. “They know they can win football games. We’re going to be a really good football team.“We’re, obviously, a few plays here and there from having a really good football season and talking about different situations. But we are who we are, and we think that this game in particular allows us to continue to not paint a false picture of who we are, but where we need to get better as we look towards 2015.”last_img read more

“They were first to come” – Youngster wanted Chelsea move before…

first_imgBarcelona took Xavier Mbuyamba from second division Dutch side MVV Maastricht in August 2019. The centre-back has been part of the La Liga giants’ U19 side and was also given an opportunity to train with their first team earlier in the season.Prior to joining the Catalan club, Chelsea were believed to be interested in the 18-year-old and he even underwent a trial with the Blues.“At Chelsea, I started the week in under-18s and trained with under-23 at the end of the week. The higher the level, the better I got,” Mbuyamba told VTBL.Carlos Barros, the teenager’s agent revealed last May that the Premier League side had the “best credentials” to sign his client. The player has also admitted he would have been pleased to join the west London club.Embed from Getty ImagesUnfortunately for Mbuyamba, a transfer to Stamford Bridge never materialised because Frank Lampard’s side were banned from registering new players last summer.“I would [have] actually gone to Chelsea, because they were the first to come. But because of a transfer ban they could not offer a contract. Then the choice finally fell on FC Barcelona,” he explained.It looks like Mbuyamba has put the Chelsea episode behind him and is enjoying life at Barcelona. He has set his sights on making his way into the Blaugrana’s first team in the future.“I have a four-year contract and I like life here. Living on my own is going great. I’m going to do everything I can to succeed here,” the youngster added.“Of course, I don’t expect to be there [first team] next year. I will be with the Barcelona B team first and I want to have a good season there and do a lot training with the first team. I hope to be able to join the [first team] selection within two years.”by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undolast_img read more

Hassan and Farah set world watch records in Brussels

first_imgSifan Hassan set a world record in a watch at the Diamond League meeting in Brussels. Francois Lenoir, Reuterslast_img