Putting our 
faith in BIM

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Citizens of Surinam stand against fuel price hike

first_imgMass Protest in Suriname For the second day in a row, thousands of disgruntled citizens took the streets of Suriname’s capital Paramaribo on Friday, urging the Bouterse administration to reverse the recent fuel price.  Last week, gasoline became US $0.08 more expensive per liter and diesel increased by US $0.03 per liter30-year-old Maisha Neus initiated a protest demonstration that included some 1,500 people last Monday at Independence Square which is in the opposite direction of the Presidential Palace. The protest denounced recent measures taken by the government, including price hikes for fuel, water and electricity.The protests on Thursday and Friday were led by Trade Unions, the protest had an audience of more than 10,000 people. The crowd was filled with mixed emotions as some people argued that President Desi Bouterse should resign. According to Caribbean News Now,Mass Protest in SurinameUnion leader Robby Berenstein noted that the objective is not to overthrow the government, but rather to press the administration to change its policies.“What has been done since the Bouterse-led administration came into power in 2010 and again in 2015 has resulted in extreme hardship for the people” said the union leader.Records show that import revenues have fallen drastically since 2015 due to the steady decline on the international market of the prices in Suriname’s most important commodities: gold and oil.  According to the government, the country’s income since 2015 fell by 70 percent in comparison to 2014.In addition, the ministry of education announced that the principle of no work, no pay will be applied to teacher who participate in the demonstrations.  Minister of education, Robert Peneux, argued that this month teachers received a salary increase of 500 Surinamese dollars (US $65), hance the have no reason to protest.last_img read more

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Refugee Nation eyes Dominica for its mass refugee homing project

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet 604 Views   2 commentscenter_img BusinessInternationalLocalNewsPrint Refugee Nation eyes Dominica for its mass refugee homing project by: By Priyanka MogulInternational Business Times – October 22, 2015 The low-populated Caribbean island of Dominica is one of the places that Jason Buzi hopes could house refugeesA crowd-funding campaign has been launched to raise $3bn (£1.94bn, €2.6bn) to buy an island to house the world’s refugee population. Millionaire Jason Buzi hopes to create a new country through the campaign, which he says “any refugee, from anywhere in the world, can call home”.The Refugee Nation project has set up campaigns on crowd-funding sites IndieGoGo and GoFundMe, with nearly $1,400 (£904, €1,233) raised across both platforms in less than a week. The project has set out a clear timeline of events running up to the establishment of a refugee nation in 2020 that would “accept any and all refugees and displaced people”.Speaking to IBTimes UK, Buzi said: “It was heartbreaking to see and read about the refugee crisis getting worse and worse, and no-one proposing any permanent solution. So I decided it was time to act.” He said that he originally had the idea for a refugee nation eight years ago, but that he hadn’t published his proposal until now.Real estate mogul Buzi hopes to include billionaires and governments in his fundraising plans for the new refugee country, which he says would host up to 60 million people. He said that billionaires and government officials would be the ones who “can make this idea a reality” and is encouraging them to purchase the land and persuade governments to be open to the idea of selling land for the purpose of the project.Buzi said that islands in the Caribbean and the South Pacific would be most ideal for the project as these regions are home to uninhabited islands and small countries. Another option is to buy an island that has a small population and that would be willing to let other people live there. He also spoke about modelling the new country on Singapore, calling the south-east Asian country a good “role model”.“In the Caribbean, one example is the island nation of Dominica,” Buzi told IBTimes UK. “It’s an island the size of Singapore with only 75,000 people. Singapore has over 5 million people. And by the way, Singapore is the wealthiest country by far in south-east Asia and is multi-racial and multi-religious.”The Refugee Nation project said that crowd-funding was the best way to raise awareness about the project, as well as raising funds at the same time. While the campaign has drawn criticism from some who think that the idea isn’t realistic, others have praised Buzi for the initiation. The millionaire hopes to “get more people talking about it” before they start campaigning for governments to get on board through petitions and letter-writing campaigns to members of congress.Buzi said: “If we could purchase a few islands for Refugee Nation, it would solve an urgent humanitarian crisis.”By Priyanka MogulInternational Business Times Sharelast_img read more

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Four injured in vehicular collision at Layou

first_imgPhoto credit: Survey The WorldA vehicular collision, which occurred on Thursday 28 June 208, has left four people nursing non-life threatening injuries.According to a police report issued to the media by Police Public Relations Officer, Simon Edwards, the accident occurred along the E. O. LeBlanc Highway near the Layou sand pit at 2:00 p.m.It involved a Toyota Bus registration number HF 137 driven by Darren Andrew of Zicack Portsmouth and a Honda CRV registration number PM 007 driven by Jackson Raphael of St. Joseph.“Both vehicles were travelling in a northerly direction with the bus leading. The driver of the bus stopped his vehicle on the road to facilitate the embarkation of an individual who was on the side of the road,” Edwards wrote in the report.“The driver of the Honda informed that at that time he was distracted and slammed into the rear of the bus causing non-life threatening injuries to four passengers who were sitting at the rear of the bus,” the report adds.The individuals were treated at the St. Joseph Health Centre and transported to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital where they were attended to and discharged. Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Four injured in vehicular collision at Layou by: – June 29, 2018 Share 1099 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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MILMEGA’s New Amplifiers used for Wireless Testing

first_imgThe amplifiers are a standard 3U high, and can be combined in rack mounted form to build higher power amplifiers. These units also offer a bench case option. MILMEGA, now a part of Teseq, offers a new amplifier product range designed to meet test requirements within wireless testing frequency bands. The AS0728 family of amplifiers has a frequency range of 700 MHz to 2.8 GHz. Available in 25 W, 50 W, 100 W and 170 W P1 dB power levels, these new amplifiers are ideal in the wireless communications industry where high reliability, excellent linearity, power density and leading performance are required. The AS0728 broadband amplifiers feature an innovative design that utilizes the latest Gallium Arsenide Field Effect Transistor (GaAs FET), providing unique characteristics and benefits that differentiate them from other solid state amplifiers. This new product range includes an array of input/output and sample port options as well as cost-effective power and bandwidth upgrades. The new amplifiers feature a rear mounted15-pin, D-type connector that enables remote operation via TTL commands, while providing access to an output signal sample. The AS0728 has an operating temperature range of 0ºC to 40ºC and a storage temperature range of -40ºC to 70ºC. A built-in protection system that guards against overheating is featured in all units. Should the internal temperature exceed 70ºC, amplifier blocks automatically switch off to avoid damage to the unit. As with all of Teseq’s MILMEGA amplifiers, the AS0728 product range is covered by the industry’s only five-year parts and labor warranty and is backed by the company’s global support network.last_img read more

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R&S & Huawei Conduct Cellular-based 5G V2X Latency Measurements in Moving Vehicles

first_imgRohde & Schwarz & Huawei have conducted cellular-based 5G V2X latency measurements in the field in vehicular environments. The test were carries out in Munich/Shanghai and show that it is possible to achieve delays in the millisecond regime in a 5G network, demonstrating superior latency performance in comparison to LTE.One of the key use cases of 5G is ultra-reliable low-latency communication (URLLC). Important for advanced vehicle-to-X communication use cases, URLLC will enable automated driving in the future. In a joint project between Huawei and Rohde & Schwarz, a precision end-to-end delay measurement system for over-the-air IP transmissions was applied to 5G V2X communication for cooperative driving applications in field tests in a moving car. A measurement accuracy below 2 µs for each transmitted IP packet was demonstrated. The transmitted data contained various IP traffic streams including video, LIDAR and control data (ITS messages) for a tele-operated vehicle. The precision absolute time standards on both ends were derived from two independent GPS receivers.While the trial in Munich was related to a tele-operated driving project, the tests in Shanghai were related to a platoon V2X testing site, where a number of vehicles traveling together are electronically connected via wireless communication. The delay for transmission of one IP packet from the source, over-the-air to a (moving) receiver (sink) needs to be measured, spanning all delays introduced by the radio transmitter, propagation delay and radio receiver from/to IP packet level.As latency is one of the key performance indicators of 5G and crucial for safety applications, such measurements could become an important criterion for future certification testing.last_img read more

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Negros Occidental Palarong Panlalawigan unfolding at Panaad

first_imgNEGRENSE athletes are set for fight for their place in the regional meet as the 2018 Palarong Panlalawigan is set to unfold Sunday at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City.The weeklong sporting event run by the Department of Education, themed “Sports; Building Unity, Producing Champions,” will be held from Dec. 16 to 21 at various venues in Negros Occidental.Athletics, boxing, swimming, tennis, futsal, and secondary boys’ football are to be played in Panaad. University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos will serve as an alternate venue for secondary football. Secondary volleyball boys will also be at UNO-R.The Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center will host the secondary volleyball girls, while the secondary boys will be at UNO-R. Elementary boys and girls will be played at the Montalbo Volleyball Court. Bacolod City National High School will be the venue for archery, arnis and softball, secondary basketball and elementary football will be at STI-West Negros University, while elementary basketball will be at the Negros Occidental Teachers’ Federation covered court.Baseball will be at Ramon Torres National High School in Bago City; badminton, Pohang Badminton Center; 3×3 basketball, BAYS Center; billiards, 888 China Town Square Premier Mall; gymnastics MAG/WAG at Arrows Badminton Center and RG/Aero, SM Activity Center.Other venues for Palarong Panlalawigan are G. Lopez Jaena Elementary School covered court for sepak takraw; LOPTTA for table tennis; City Mall-Mandalagan for taekwondo; Negros Occidental High School quadrangle for wushu and pencat silat; N.G. Velez Sports and Cultural Center in Silay City for dance sports; and Riverside College for paralympics./PNThe Palarong Panlalawigan will serve as qualifying event for next year’s Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association Meet in Roxas City, Capiz./PNlast_img read more

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No. 10 UWF Baseball Sweeps Regular Season Series vs. Montevallo

first_img Preview “I was proud of the way the guys hung in there and came back there late,” said UWF head coach Mike Jeffcoat. “It was a good team win at home. We certainly needed it, and we showed the fight on this team.” The Argos loaded the bases in the first and second but scored just one run. A two-RBI single by Isaac Phillips gave the team a 3-1 lead in the third. The Falcons scored the game’s next four runs though, including three in the top of the eighth, to emerge with a 5-3 lead.UWF rallied in the bottom of the penultimate frame to retake the lead. Mike Farnell, who finished with two hits, two RBIs, two walks and a run scored, singled home Matthew Estrada to trim the Falcon lead to 5-4. An RBI walk by Mike Branche then evened the score at 5-5 before Dylan Menhennett, who helped spark the rally by drawing a walk after entering the game off the bench, scored on a wild pitch to put the Argonauts ahead. UWF heads to Union (9-23, 3-15 GSC) this weekend. The schedule for the series has been reconfigured due to weather concerns. The three-game set will now begin Friday at 6:30 p.m. The series will conclude with a doubleheader starting at 1:00 p.m. Saturday.For the latest information on UWF athletics, follow the Argos on Twitter @GoArgos. An error allowed the Falcons to board the tying run in the ninth before Middleton closed the game down. Each team finished with nine hits. The Falcons (15-19, 12-9 GSC) were led by Tyler Krabbe, who finished with two doubles and two runs scored. Both teams used a platoon of relievers on the mound in a winding and wild game that ran close to three and a half hours. Watch Live Josh Pahlad started the game on the mound for the Argonauts and retired the first six he faced in the first and second before handing the ball to the relief corps of Jared Hatch, Hunter Lucas, Jay Simpson, Dylan Mills-Derouen and Jared Middleton. Mills-Derouen (1-0) would pick up the win while Jared Middleton earned his first save with three strikeouts in the ninth.UWF (25-10, 15-3 GSC) benefited from 12 walks by a Montevallo pitching staff that featured nine different hurlers on the mound. Chandler Ingram (2-1) took the loss after failing to quell a three-run Argo rally in the bottom of the eighth.center_img Next Game: Full Schedule Roster PENSACOLA, Fla. – No. 10 UWF baseball lost a lead late but recovered to sweep the regular season series vs. Montevallo with a 6-5 win Wednesday. The Argos travel to Union this weekend. at Union 4/5/2019 – 6:30 p.m. Live Stats #ARGOS#Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Scouting the Jets; Taking a Look at the Browns Thursday Prime Time Opponent

first_img Michael Rodgers The Cleveland Browns will host the New York Jets Thursday night at First Energy Stadium.This game is interesting on many levels, but the first thing that stands out is the Browns being favored by three points. This marks the first time they’ve been home favorites since the 2015 season.Coming off of a 21-18 loss to the Saints, the Browns hope to get their first win in almost two seasons. A win would improve them to 1-1-1 which would be their best start since Brian Hoyer was their quarterback.Here are three things that stand out about the Jets: Pages: 1 2 3 4 Related TopicsBrownsJetsNFLSam Darnoldlast_img read more

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Pilot of December 28 Crash Did Not Request Permission to Fly

first_imgDemarest’s wife has been named a partner at the law firm since the crash last week. The Dorsey & Whitney office building where Demarest’s wife works was reopened Monday, nearly one week after the crash. Demarest family spokeswoman Jahna Lindemuth says the death was a suicide. The 42-year-old pilot had taken the plane owned by the Civil Air Patrol from its hangar at Merrill Field, a small airport near downtown Anchorage. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Civil Air Patrol states that the pilot of the small plane that crashed into downtown Anchorage office buildings on December 28 did not request authorization before using the search-and-rescue aircraft. National Spokeswoman Julie DeBardelaben with the Civil Air Patrol said Monday that pilot Doug Demarest did not follow through on the organization’s requirement to request the trip and took the plane without permission. Demarest was the sole occupant and the only person killed in the early morning hours of December 28 when his Cessna 172 clipped the building housing the law firm Dorsey & Whitney before slamming into another downtown building.last_img read more

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