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Information Minister Wants to Ensure Successful Changeover from Analogue to Digital Television

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports, the Hon. Olivia Grange, wants to ensure a successful switch from analogue to digital television when Jamaica decides to make the move.The Minister urged members of the National Steering Committee for the Digital Television Switchover to pool their talents to ensure a successful digital switch over in Jamaica.She was speaking at today’s(Feb 19) meeting of the steering committee, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston.“We are all aware that this switch over process is not a task without its many challenges, particularly in the present global environment. But, if we accept that our development hinges, in large part, on our international competitiveness, and that access to information through the available technologies create opportunities not only for the development of our greatest assets, our human resources, but also for the development of our commercial sector, then our resolve must be greater than the obstacles that we face,” Miss Grange said.She said that the committee’s commitment and efforts must be guided by the recognition that the empowerment of citizens is central to national development.“We will look forward, therefore, to celebrating the switch from analogue transmissions to digital platforms, not because the transition facilitates high definition television and a greater number of channels, but because there is the legitimate expectation that we will have multiplied spaces,” the Minister said.Miss Grange also noted that with the digital switch over, Jamaica will be able to look forward to showcasing its musical, sporting, and artistic performances on multi media platforms.In addition, the Minister noted that the space made from saved spectrum availability, can be utilised for new telecommunication developments.Chairman of the Broadcasting Commission, Dr. Hopeton Dunn, said that the meeting was important, as it brought to the table many of the players, stakeholders and representatives of organisations integrally involved in the process.“The expectation is that we will all contribute in determining what is the pace at which this process will take place; what is the extent of the public engagement (in the process), (what) involvement we will encourage and, in the end, how we will actually implement this,” Dr. Dunn said.Since 2006, a number of countries, including the Netherlands and Sweden, have switched from analogue to digital television.The United States is expected to follow suit in June. Canada, Brazil, China and a number of other countries are expected to make the switch by 2015.Miss Grange said that Jamaica will be setting its own timetable for switch over, based on the recommendations of the steering committee.Digital television (DTV) is the sending and receiving of moving images and sound by discrete (digital) signals, in contrast to the analog signals used by analog TV. Information Minister Wants to Ensure Successful Changeover from Analogue to Digital Television InformationFebruary 20, 2009 RelatedInformation Minister Wants to Ensure Successful Changeover from Analogue to Digital Television RelatedInformation Minister Wants to Ensure Successful Changeover from Analogue to Digital Televisioncenter_img RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History Advertisementslast_img read more

STC suspends Vodafone Egypt finance talks

first_imgHome STC suspends Vodafone Egypt finance talks Manny Pham Vodafone ends STC talks over Egypt sale Manny joined Mobile World Live in September 2019 as a reporter based in London. He has previous experience in telecoms having worked for B2B publication Mobile News for three years where he climbed up to the position of Features Editor…. Read more Author STC boss set for exit in 2021 Previous ArticleGoogle reveals global user mobility data during Covid-19Next ArticleHuawei adds Singapore to wallet footprint Related Tags Nokia, STC ready 5G use case collaboration Saudi operator STC paused talks with banks regarding a $2 billion financial package to cover an acquisition of Vodafone Group’s Egyptian business due to disruption caused by the Covid-19 (coronavirus), Bloomberg reported.Sources told the news agency STC remains keen to acquire the UK-headquartered group’s 55 per cent stake in Vodafone Egypt, after the pair brokered a $2.4 billion deal in late January. But, Bloomberg explained, a subsequent weakening in global economies caused by the pandemic had seen STC put talks regarding a debt-based finance package put on ice.The news agency stated STC had been negotiating a $2 billion funding agreement with banks, which could recommence at a later date. The operator is also exploring other financing options, Bloomberg added.Vodafone Egypt is the country’s largest operator with more than 40 million mobile connections at the end of 2019, GSMA Intelligence figures showed.While the companies aimed to close the deal by end-June, Telecom Egypt, which holds the remaining 45 per cent stake in Vodafone Egypt, in February revealed the nation’s Financial Regulatory Authority was not keen to approve any deal which did not see STC take a 100 per cent stake. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 03 APR 2020 STCVodafone Egyptlast_img read more

12 arrested in eSports match fixing scandal – Report

first_img 5 years ago If there’s gambling to be made there’s cheating to be done. It’s practically an unwritten law. 5 years ago I’d bet a penny there will be a few more major eSports scandals here in the U.S. because we tend to go bigger on this illegal betting stuff (e.g., fantasy sports betting) and let it get too far out of hand before something breaks wide open and questions start being raised about things that should have been figured out beforehand. Ah well… 12 arrested in eSports match fixing scandal – ReportKorean investigators find five StarCraft 2 matches fixed; two money men behind scheme have ties to organized crimeBrendan SinclairManaging EditorMonday 19th October 2015Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareThere’s a lot of money in eSports right now, and not all of it is clean. As reported by StarCraft community site Team Liquid, the Chagwon Regional Prosecutor’s office announced the arrest of a dozen people involved in fixing a handful of StarCraft 2 matches that took place earlier this year.Only three of the 12 arrested were involved as players or coaches. The Korean eSports Association (KeSPA) issued a statement saying it plans to hand down lilfetime bans to those three individuals: Prime head coach Gerrard (Park Wae-Sik), and Prime players YoDa (Choi Byeong-Heon) and BBoongBBoong (Choi Jong-Hyuk).Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “Since 2010, the association has worked alongside the rest of the industry to fight against the illegal betting that has continued to threaten the foundation of eSports,” KeSPA director Cho Man Soo said in a statement translated by Team Liquid. “It is extremely regrettable that a related incident has occurred again, and we apologize to all of the fans who have shown eSports their love and support.”Authorities said the other arrests in the case involved a pair of financial backers with ties to organized crime, and individual brokers who approached players and coaches on their behalf. One of the backers was found to have fixed five matches and bet on them through illegal websites for winnings of about $37,000. BBoongBBoong threw one match for about $4,500, while YoDa made roughly $26,500 from throwing two matches, and was blackmailed into fixing two more for free.Match-fixing is a global problem for the eSports field. In January, Valve banned seven pro players from participation in any official Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event after they came under suspicion for throwing a match in North American pro gaming league CEVO.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEpic vs Apple – Week One Review: Epic still faces an “uphill battle”Legal experts share their thoughts on the proceedings so far, and what to expect from the coming weekBy James Batchelor 15 hours agoEpic Games claims Fortnite is at “full penetration” on consoleAsserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App StoreBy James Batchelor 19 hours agoLatest comments (2)Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys! 1Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyPaul Jace Merchandiserlast_img read more

Gemma Arterton to Star in London Revival of The Duchess of Malfi

first_imgStage and screen star Gemma Arterton will star in The Duchess of Malfi in the inaugural production of the indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe. Penned by John Webster in 1612, the revenge tragedy will be helmed by the Globe’s artistic director Dominic Dromgoole and is set to run from January 9 through February 16, 2014. The first ever Broadway transfer of a Shakespeare Globe production is currently playing at the Belasco Theatre. Starring Tony winner Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night and Richard III are being performed in repertory. RADA trained Arterton made her professional stage debut at the Globe in 2007 as Rosaline in Love’s Labour’s Lost. Other London theater credits include The Master Builder and The Little Dog Laughed. Her TV and film credits include Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Quantum of Solace, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, St Trinian’s, The Disappearance of Alice Creed, Hansel and Gretel and Runner Runner. In a news release, Arterton said that playing the titular role “seemed an irresistible opportunity” and that she looks “forward to the adventure of performing in such an intimate and wonderful space.”center_img The Duchess of Malfi is a combination of coups de theatre, horrific set-pieces and vivid characters. In the intimate Jacobean tragedy, the widowed Duchess of Malfi longs to marry her lover, the steward Antonio. But her rancorous brothers, Ferdinand and the Cardinal, are implacably opposed to the match. When their spy, Bosola, discovers that the Duchess has secretly married and carries Antonio’s child, they exact a terrible and horrific revenge. View Commentslast_img read more

Inda Eaton: Shelter In Place

first_imgInda Eaton. Independent/FileSocial distancing. Flatten the curve. Shelter in place.These are sayings that, one month ago, would have caused most people to cock their heads to the side in confusion.But not local legend and singer-songwriter Inda Eaton, who chose “Shelter in Place” as the title of her recently-dropped eighth CD, a collection of original songs.Eaton recently performed at Bay Street Theater (all the way back on March 7, before the virus days), and rolled out a new video of her song, “Free.”But back to “Shelter in Place.” We were able to get a few words with the Wyoming native and Springs resident this week.So, what’s the deal with “Shelter in Place”? You don’t have a song by that title on the album; what was going through your mind when you came up with that name?Our email and text is blowing up about “Shelter in Place.” It’s poignant and not lost on any of us.I felt this energy brewing on a road trip across the U.S. after the 2016 election and started putting the project together. In December 2016, people still had campaign signs on their lawns a month later, like a caution “enter at your own risk” vibe. They were literally sheltering in place and staying within their markers.I couldn’t shake the title, “Shelter in Place.”Then, we ended up recording the songs (imagined from the road) here at the house — a total live-in where we were sheltered together.The buffalo on the album cover symbolizes abundance. I was out with Nancy Atlas on tour in Wyoming where we found “Tank” (the skull). She helped us hang it on the living room wall.So many of your songs, and your story really, are about travelling, the open road, freedom. How are you dealing with sheltering in place right now?Our current shelter in Springs is abundant. It got complicated a couple of nights ago when I deeply cut my index finger while making croutons for the Tuscan kale salad. It’s my guitar finger and required stitches. Not wanting to visit the ER during these times, our field medic neighbor and vet came over and patched me up. Guitar playing is on hold. In fact, I’m currently hunting and pecking with my right hand to communicate with you.A lot of the local musicians are getting creative with live feeds and so on. Do you have something planned like that?We have a short film, “Free,” to release when the time is right. “Free,” from “Shelter in Place,” is an anthem that sums up the energy of the entire project — hopeful, high on emotion, and feeling very American. The music is available to the public for streaming on Pandora and Spotify.I was about to jump into the live feed concept, but am taking it easy as my left hand needs to be stabilized for the moment. The subtitle for “Shelter In Place” is Celebration of Gratitude. What were you grateful for when you came up with that name, and what are you grateful for today?Grateful beyond words for our community out here.An out-of-work friend with an uncertain future took the time to bring us red sauce yesterday as we are hosting a larger-than-usual household. I cried tears of appreciation. Such a lovely gesture. I will do the same when I get back in the kitchen.The neighborhood is coming together and we’re helping with the home schooling. I’m the music teacher.We have a phone/text tree and are picking up groceries and medications for the block to limit exposure.I don’t have a specific call to action to capitalize on the moment. This is not a time to sell or buy things.For me, it’s a time to calm down, help out, and bask in the communal love of our neighborhood.For more information on Inda Eaton and her music, visit [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

Search Called Off for Missing Jamaicans and Haitians in Bahamas

first_imgThe Royal Bahamas Defense Force (RBDF) has called off the search for boaters who went missing during an incident last weekend.“After some four days of canvassing an expansive area of waters around Chub Cay, and the Berry Islands, and based on wind and tide models, we have suspended search and rescue operations for the five persons reported missing at sea last weekend,” said Commander William Sturrup, the search and rescue coordinator with the RBDF.According to Sturrup, there were no signs of life or wreckage found during the overflights or vessel patrols in that area.He added that the RBDF is grateful to its interagency partners and the United States Coast Guard for its support in the search.The missing boaters were passengers aboard a 27ft vessel that capsized on September 12 in waters.The 12 migrants, said to be a mix of Jamaicans and Haitians, were subsequently rescued and search efforts were conducted to find the remaining persons without success.CMClast_img read more

Former UWP deputy leader detained by police

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Share 558 Views   8 commentscenter_img Tweet LocalNewsPolitics Former UWP deputy leader detained by police by: Dominica Vibes News – February 15, 2017 Claudius Sanford (file photo)Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton has called on supporters to show their disagreement for the detention of Claudius Sanford by descending on the Police Headquarters in Roseau.Sanford, who is the former deputy political leader of the United Workers Party (UWP), resigned following the 2014 general election as he failed to win the Salybia Constituency seat for a fourth consecutive term.His detention comes amidst the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force’s investigations into a night of riot and vandalism in the Capital City last week Tuesday.Speaking in a live video on Facebook on Wednesday 15 February 2017, Linton said Sanford was taken into police custody sometime after 5AM.“I just want to take this opportunity to remind you of what’s at stake and to encourage you, all of the people who are in the area of Roseau, and those of you who can make it from further afield, please go down to the Police Station,” Linton said.“And in your numbers, show the police authority and the political directorate of Roosevelt Skerrit that you do not agree to this level of persecution and harassment of Opposition personnel in Dominica,” he continued.Dr Thomson Fontaine, who was also detained on Sunday and questioned as part of the investigation, was released and further questioned on Monday. No charges have been preferred against Dr Fontaine.“They seem to have some schedule of arrests to be done and a list of persons to be arrested so they’re going one by one and they’re trying to drag this out,” Linton added.He also complained that the police have been placing barricades outside of the Police Station when Opposition members are detained for questioning so that “the ordinary public” has no access to the police station, road and sidewalk.“If they were doing something so wonderful and something that they were so proud of, why all this heavy presence of security and SSU personnel in army fatigue, in camouflage, trying to intimidate people, trying to believe that you can scare people; you’re not scaring anybody, nobody is afraid of you,” Linton said.The Opposition Leader called on supporters to show their concern by going to the Police Station.“Go down to town people, go down to Roseau; if you’re listening to me from overseas, get your family members to Roseau,” Linton urged supporters.“Don’t take it Dominica, don’t give them the impression that you are in support of this or you have any level of tolerance for it, it should be zero tolerance for police harassment and intimidation under the unlawful instructions of Roosevelt Skerrit,” he added.last_img read more

Rogers Introduces High Performance Laminates for 5G Active Antenna Arrays

first_imgRogers Corporation has introduced UL 94 V-0 antenna-grade laminates manufactured with standard profile electrode posited copper foil to meet present and future performance requirements in active antenna arrays and small cells, specifically for IoT and 5G systems. With the option of multiple copper foil offerings, design flexibility increases, and rounds out the performance versus cost portfolio.The RO4730G3 ceramic hydrocarbon laminates were originally introduced with a standard profile low-loss LoPro copper foil option. While LoPro copper foil provides excellent passive-intermodulation (PIM) performance (typically better than -160 dBc) and has gained popularity for intermodulation (IM) sensitive, high-frequency antennas, as 5G designs evolve, PIM has become less important on some applications. RO4730G3 laminates with standard profile electrodeposited copper provide an optimum blend of price, performance, and durability.RO4730G3 laminates provide a low dielectric constant (Dk) of 3.0 favored by antenna designers, held to a tolerance of ±0.05 through the thickness (z-axis) when measured at 10 GHz. These laminates are 30% lighter than PTFE circuit materials and feature a high glass transition temperature (Tg) of better than +280°C for compatibility with automated assembly techniques. RO4730G3 circuit laminates exhibit low z-axis coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of 30.3 ppm/°C from -55 to +288°C for reliable plated through holes (PTHs) in multilayer circuit assemblies and are lead-free-process compatible. Click here for more information.last_img read more

Dorong Antikorupsi, KPK dan MRT Jakarta Tempel Stiker “Berani Jujur Hebat” di Kereta Prioritas

first_imgPT MRT Jakarta dan KPK yang berkolaborasi kampanyekan nilai-nilai antikorupsi (KabarPenumpang.com) PT Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Jakarta bekerja sama dengan Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (KPK) mengkampanyekan nilai-nilai antikorupsi. Adanya kampanye ini disambut baik oleh Direktur Utama PT MRT Jakarta William Sabandar, bahkan dirinya berharap kampanye tersebut tidak hanya berdampak di MRT saja tetapi masyarakat daerah lain.Baca juga: Rilis “Park and Ride South Quarter,” MRT Jakarta Kolaborasi dengan Intiland Development“Hari ini MRT Jakarta dengan KPK kita mendapatkan dukungan ya untuk melaksanakan sebagian dari program mendorong antikorupsi di kawasan MRT Jakarta dan lewat proses kerja sama ini nantinya akan dilewatkan stiker atau iklan layanan masyarakat oleh seluruh pimpinan. Nanti bisa kita lihat di stasiun,” ujar William di Stasiun MRT Bundaran Hotel Indonesia (HI).Stiker nilai-nilai antikorupsi di kereta MRT Jakarta (KabarPenumpang.com) Tak hanya penempelan stiker ‘Berani Jujur Hebat’ di dalam kereta MRT, William mengatakan, kampanye antikorupsi ini juga akan ada di layar LED yang ada di stasiun MRT. Salah satunya yang KabarPenumpang.com pantau adalah di LED Stasiun Blok M yang diputar selama 15 detik.“Di blok M itu nanti kita bisa melihat selain yang ditempel di tempat duduk, juga akan ada dalam tampilan LED. Saya juga mau lihat ini juga baru dipasang kemarin. Jadi, sekali lagi, terima kasih karena kita akan dukung sepenuhnya upaya melakukan kampanye,” ujar William.Menurutnya, nilai-nilai antikorupsi ini bisa terlihat pada budaya antre yang baik. Selain itu karyawan MRT juga tidak diperkenankan meneripa tip sebagai bentuk kampanye antikorupsi.William mengatakan, memberikan tip tidak diperkenankan dan sudah dipesankan kepada seluruh jajaran. Dia mengatakan, pihaknya hanya menerima yang diterima setiap bulan seperti gaji. Sebab ini adalah tanggung jawab.Adanya kolaborasi ini, KPK yang dihadiri oleh Wakil Ketua KPK Laode Muhammad Syarif mengatakan, dilakukannya pemasangan stiker ini secara bersama karena berpikir, antikorupsi bukan hanya dibutuhkan KPK tetapi juga untuk MRT. Dia menyebutkan, mulai dari masalah planning hingga pemanfaatannya pun KPK selalu ingin bekerja sama dengan MRT.Baca juga: Pelajari Keunggulan Seoul Metro, MRT Jakarta Kembangkan Kapasitas Operasi dan Sistem Pemeliharaan“MRT itu menjadi simbol baru juga, menjadi simbol dunia usaha yang betul-betul memperhatikan nilai-nilai integritas dan antikorupsi sejak awal. Oleh karena itu, kami juga berharap agar para pengguna MRT itu juga adalah orang-orang baik,” kata Laode.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedPT MRT Jakarta dan PT KCIC Lakukan Kerja Sama Transfer of Knowledge11/09/2019In “Darat”Tambah Ruas Ganjil Genap, MRT Jakarta Optimis Jumlah Penumpang Meningkat11/09/2019In “Darat”Jelang Operasional Penuh, MRT Jakarta Perkenalkan ‘Kartu Jelajah’ untuk Transaksi06/02/2019In “Darat”last_img read more

Women take the lead at ‘Captain Marvel’s’ Hollywood premiere

first_imgMarvel Studios/Disney(LOS ANGELES) — It was all about powerful women taking the lead at Monday’s Hollywood premiere of Captain Marvel.On the red carpet, Ming-Na Wen, who plays the butt-kicking Agent Melinda May on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, said her character shares a trait with Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, in that they’re both strong female role models. “This is the first time Marvel has had a female lead in a film. And it is so important,” said Wen.  “We need to continue to always hone in on that message that women are strong, women are powerful, women can be leaders.”Wen’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast mate Natalia Cordova-Buckley, who plays Agent Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez, agrees: “We’re showing little girls that they don’t have to choose between being powerful or strong and loved and accepted. That there’s no choice anymore. You can be powerful and be loved. You can be strong and be accepted.”Speaking of those little girls, actress McKenna Grace — who plays Danvers as a young girl — is already getting the message.  “It’s just amazing because she’s just this awesome, strong female superhero and it’s so great to see that the females are taking the lead!” she says.Sean Gunn, who’s best-known as Kraglin the Ravager in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy movies, hopes Captain Marvel is the start of a trend. “I look forward to a day when it doesn’t seem like such a big deal that it’s a female-led movie,” says Gunn.  I hope that that day comes a lot sooner rather than later.”Captain Marvel, also starring Clark Gregg, Ben Mendelsohn, Annette Bening, Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou and Gemma Chan, opens nationally March 8.Marvel Studios is owned by Disney, parent company of ABC News.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more