HAPPY NEW YEAR!!The coming year…would mark for us in CARICOM, the continuation of a dynamic period in our determined efforts to create a sustainable, secure and viable Community for all our peoples. I wish you, the people of CARICOM, Happy Holidays and a Prosperous and Productive New Year. Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, CARICOM…January 1, 2015In “General”Season’s greetings!I wish each and every one of you a joy-filled festive season and a happy, peaceful, prosperous and productive 2016.” – CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocqueDecember 24, 2015In “Anguilla”THE CURFEW TO BE REDUCED EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, APRIL 7, AT 7 P.M.The 24-hour curfew remains in effect throughout Monday, April 6. On Monday, bakeries will supply only delivery service of bread. Mini-marts, supermarkets, wholesalers, and distributors of food items will open to workers only, to allow restocking of shelves. Banks, and manufacturers will also mobilize tomorrow in preparation for the week.…April 6, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApp Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading…
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More than two thirds of law firms are unhappy with the quality of new business enquiries they receive, a digital marketing agency claims. According to a report titled The State of Digital Marketing in Professional Services, 97% of law firms surveyed said they receive at least one new business enquiry per month. However, 70% of these said they are not happy with the quality or quantity (or both) of the enquiries.A total of 370 professional services firms, including 70 law firms, were surveyed for the report published by Propero Partners. James Noble, partner at Propero, said: ‘The fact that law firms aren’t happy with 70% of their new business enquiries is significant – that’s a lot of wasted time and effort dealing with enquiries which aren’t right for the business. Bad quality or a low number of leads can point to a firm which isn’t doing enough to engage with the right people.’The responses also showed that more than a third of law firms either do not convert any new business enquiries, or do not measure how many enquiries are converted each month – the highest rate of non-conversion in the professional services industry.Noble believes that the number of law firms not measuring their conversions is alarming. ‘You need to know where leads come from and what brings them to the point of converting to better understand the needs of future prospects. Firms are massively missing a trick by not recording this information,’ Noble said.The most common method of receiving new business enquiries was through web contact forms (77%). Phone calls direct to the firm accounted for 68% and events 48%.The report also shows that most lawyers are engaged with social media, with 90% of those surveyed having a LinkedIn company page and 84% having a Twitter account.
SUNRISE, Florida – The Sunrise Civic Center Theatre will host a number of terrific events for the entire family this holiday season. The events and dates are as followed:“The Nutcracker” BalletSunday, December 15th, at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.This timeless ballet tells the story of young Clara, her Nutcracker Prince, and their journey through a magical snow forest. The Russian Ballet of Orlando presents the holiday classic, complete with spectacular dancing, beautiful costumes, and the lush music of Tchaikovsky. Recommended for all ages. Reserved seating: $20 adult, $10 child.Word Up! Poetry SlamWednesday, December 18th, at 7:00 p.m.Our annual spoken-word poetry competition for Broward County high school students is now in its 11th year! Hear students compete for cash prizes and bragging rights – and be amazed by the power of their poetry. Word Up! is presented in collaboration with the Jason Taylor Foundation, the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network, and the Art Prevails Project. Reserved seating: $5 per person.Cosplay & Trivia Movie Night – “Avengers: Endgame”Friday, December 20th, at 7:00 p.m.After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of arch-villain Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more and undo the chaos – no matter what consequences they may face. Themed cosplay is encouraged! Stay after the film for Avengers trivia hosted by Random Rambling Production’s Media Nut and Omega from the Fanatically Correct Podcast. Reserved seating: $5 per person (includes popcorn; cash bar available).Dean Martin Christmas with Sinatra, Monroe, and SantaSaturday, December 21st, at 2:00 p.m.Return to the golden age of entertainment with this holiday-themed tribute show. You’ll enjoy Dean Martin’s dry humor, Frank Sinatra’s incredible voice, and Marilyn Monroe’s classic beauty. Even Santa makes a special appearance in this star-studded lineup, presented by South Florida Legends. Reserved seating: $18 adult, $10 child.The Sunrise Civic Center Theatre & Art Gallery is located at 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard. The Box Office is open Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and one hour before shows.
API Technologies debuts two new power amplifier products to support military and public safety applications involving communications and jamming. They two amplifiers will be showcased at Booth #3236 at the IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2015 in Phoenix from 19-21 May 2015.The QBS-620 Dual Channel Rack Mount GaN Power Amplifier Assembly extends API’s product line beyond discrete power amplifiers to fully integrated solutions with even higher levels of functionality. It is a dual channel, rack mount GaN power amplifier module designed for shipboard communications; other military and commercial applications include battlefield and mobile communication platforms. The unit, weighs approximately 65 lbs., consists of two (2) identical channels, each containing a 200 W amplifier, VHF & UHF switched harmonic filter banks, SP3T high powered switches, a controller, and an AC/DC power supply. All components, as well as the custom 19 inch enclosure, are developed and manufactured by API. The rugged architecture with its sealed plenum makes the QBS-620 ideal for use in harsh environmental or weather conditions encountered by field-deployed military equipment.The QBS-617 Band Signal Jamming Power Amplifier highlights API’s expanded use of LDMOS technology. Designed for communication band signal jamming, the QBS-617 can be used in various public safety applications, for risk mitigation of remote controlled explosions, and to prevent cellular services in and around secure military and government facilities. The modular amplifier offers a minimum output power of 100W at 1dB compression with a gain of 52 dB. Packaged in a small aluminum chassis, only several inches in size, the power amplifier utilizes a balanced architecture with an isolator on the output to promote thermal spreading and reliability under adverse conditions, and comes configured with the following standard features: temperature compensation, forward/reverse power detection, VSWR monitor, and thermal shutdown.API’s power amplifiers are manufactured in the United States using in-house thin and thick film technology, in-house chip and wire (hybrid) and SMT manufacturing, as well as conventional PC board designs. These new amplifier solutions are an extension of the Company’s broad RF and microwave amplifier product offering, which includes small signal, low noise, and high dynamic range products using various semiconductor technologies, for commercial, military, medical, and industrial applications.The QBS-620 – Dual Channel Rack Mount GaN Power Amplifier 100W Minimum Output Power @ 1dB Compression Typical frequency range of 1930 – 2000 MHz Class ‘AB’ Amplifier utilizing LDMOS semiconductor technology Typical Gain of 51dB Communications & Signal Jamming Applications 150W Typical Peak Output Power Frequency range of 30 – 512 MHz Broadband CW, FM, FSK, PSK, CPM, AM Modulation HPA Integrated Switched Filter Bank to ensure -60 dBc harmonic levels Output Power Control and Leveling High Efficiency 110V AC/DC Power Supply Shipboard and Military Communications The QBS-617 Communications Band Signal Jamming Power Amplifier See the complete range of API Power Amplifiers on everything RF – Click here.
The Bluetooth SIG recently released the highly-anticipated Bluetooth 5, which extends the performance of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). New features include a doubling of speed (from 1Mbps to 2Mbps), allowing twice as much data to be transferred (or reducing the time to transfer a fixed amount of data), as well as a 4-fold increase in range, thus enabling smart home applications. According to ABI Research, the number of connected devices will reach 48 billion by 2021, a third of which will be Bluetooth-enabled.CSEM’s IcyTRX silicon RF IP is the first BLE RF to be fully validated as Bluetooth 5 compatible. Complete validation of all certification tests has been made possible due to a close cooperation with Rohde & Schwarz, the leading RF test equipment supplier, who has implemented the new Bluetooth functionality in its line of R&S CMW wideband radio communication testers.Due to its ultra low power consumption, high sensitivity and high degree of integration, CSEM’s IcyTRX IP is recognized as the leading RF IP for Bluetooth Low Energy in the market today, with a growing number of licensees worldwide, including both tier 1 semiconductor vendors as well as specialist OEMs. CSEM will be presenting the IcyTRX RF IP at CES in Las Vegas 4-7 January.
The innovations in Endpoint IC technology leverage both Moore’s Law and other leading-edge semiconductor advancements in order to improve IC performance and functionality.New Endpoint IC Series Delivers 2x More Chips Per Silicon WaferThe new Impinj M700 series of endpoint ICs leverage these innovative IC technologies to enable 300 mm silicon wafers with more than twice as many ICs per wafer as any other RAIN RFID manufacturer’s 300 mm wafers, and more than four times as many as any using 200 mm wafers. The M700 series ICs are so small that roughly 30 million of them will fit in a single coffee cup.The Impinj M700 series of endpoint ICs enhances the Impinj platform, comprising RAIN RFID endpoints, connectivity, and software. Organizations around the world use the Impinj platform to connect items to applications, enabling the Internet of Things. Impinj endpoint ICs have already enabled connectivity for more than 30 billion everyday items including retail apparel, airline luggage, manufacturing equipment, and logistics items allowing businesses to make smarter decisions, improve customer experience, and drive sales.Impinj will demonstrate the first chips in the Impinj M700 series to select partners and customers at RFID Journal Live from April 2-4, 2019. Impinj, a leading provider, and pioneer of RAIN RFID Solutions, has introduced new endpoint IC technologies to meet the increasing demand for item connectivity in the retail, grocery, consumer packaged goods, and logistics markets. An Endpoint comprises of an Impinj tag chip attached to an individual item, providing a unique identifier and enabling connectivity devices to determine the item’s identity, location, and authenticity.Developed in an advanced semiconductor process node, these technologies paint the future of RAIN RFID by endowing Impinj endpoint ICs with differentiated features and enhanced performance, enabling these and other emerging markets in the coming years.Impinj’s pioneering IC technologies improve readability and add new features and functionality to: Increase the distance, reliability, and speed at which a RAIN RFID system can inventory, locate, and engage items Enable key RAIN RFID use cases like item authentication, loss prevention, frictionless point-of-sale, and shipment verification Allow Impinj’s inlay partners to design smaller, high-performing, truly global RAIN RFID tags
By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comDuring a regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 5, the Cameron County Commissioners’ Court approved a grant application for a beach nourishment project at application. The Court also continued financial discussions amid final preparations for its vote on the 2017-1018 fiscal budget scheduled for later this month.The beaches at Isla Blanca Park have experienced erosion at a rate of approximately 5-10 feet per year, explained Cameron County Parks Director Joe E. Vega early in the meeting. As such, the Parks Department hopes to secure a grant from the Texas General Land Office (GLO) for a beach nourishment project. “This is an emergency grant application that we’re submitting to the Texas General Land Office under the CEPRA grant program to use beneficial dredge material for beach nourishment at Isla Blanca Park,” Vega explained to the Court.The U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is expected to perform routine dredging of the Brazos Santiago Pass next February, Vega said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedSPI Parks, Recreation and Beautification welcomes new Parks Director Joe VegaBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS January 29, 2015 The South Padre Island Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Committee met last Wednesday morning for their first meeting of the year. Port Isabel Mayor and newly appointed Cameron County Parks Director Joe Vega joined the meeting to update the committee on…January 30, 2015In “News”Now open: Ribbon cutting ceremony held for new pavilion, boardwalkBy GAIGE DAVILA email@example.com Several local, county, and state officials officially opened the new pavilion and boardwalk on Isla Blanca Park via a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 29, just before sunset. The pavilion and boardwalk have been open since last week, in conclusion to over a year of construction…September 6, 2019In “News”Coastal Erosion Response Plan in the worksBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press firstname.lastname@example.org Input from the public is being sought as Cameron County prepares to create an erosion response plan (ERP) in accordance with a mandate from the Texas General Land Office (GLO), said County Parks Director Joe E. Vega Wednesday. The GLO is requiring all…October 16, 2015In “News”
Full Schedule Roster West Florida ends its season on a 10-game unbeaten streak. It stands as the longest unbeaten streak for the Argonauts since an 18-game winning streak occurred in 2007. Urbancic, Daniel Smith and Chandler Castleman were named to the 2016 GSC All-Tournament Team. For information on all UWF athletics, visit GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version West Florida trailed 1-0 until Marteinn Urbancic registered his fifth goal of the season after receiving an Allan Kuhne throw-in in the 71st minute. UWF looked to have the early advantage in penalty kicks, as Urbancic converted on his attempt and West Alabama followed with a miss from Jean-Baptiste Meyniel when facing UWF’s penalty-kick goalkeeper Austin Zelnik. UWA’s AJ Williams converted in the sixth round of the penalty kick to secure West Alabama’s championship title. BOX SCORE West Alabama outshot the Argonauts 20-13, including a 5-1 edge in 20 minutes of overtime. Phil D’Amico registered seven saves in the effort. CLINTON, Miss. – 110 minutes of soccer could not determine the 2016 Gulf South Conference Championship, and the University of West Florida men’s soccer team fell in penalty kicks, 6-5, to the now three-time defending GSC Champions, West Alabama. The contest will officially be scored as a tie, and UWF finishes the season at 10-5-3.
The winger scored a stunning hat-trick as Tainton’s men made it back-to-back wins in the competition.Subscribe to Bristol Rugby TV by clicking here.