Feline hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrine-related conditions affecting older cats.And while the causes remain unknown, researchers believe hormone-disrupting chemicals in household flame retardants may be one culprit.In the mid-1970s, manufacturers began mixing polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) into textiles, furniture, plastics, and electronics.Businesses began phasing out those flame retardants in 2004, due to environmental and health concerns; alternatives like organophosphate esters (OPEs) were added instead.But recent research suggests these modern compounds—just like PBDEs—can act as endocrine disruptors.To test this theory, analysts from New York and Oregon employed silicone pet tags (similar to the charity wristbands everyone sported in the noughties) to assess exposure to various flame retardants.Silicone can pick up volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds without harming the wearer; wristbands made of the synthetic material have been used to monitor human exposure to environmental chemicals.The team recruited 78 housecats aged seven years and older—half with hyperthyroidism and half without—to wear a tag for seven days.Upon examination, researchers found higher levels of OPEs from those animals with the disease—associated with air freshener use, houses built since 2005, and cats that prefer to nap on upholstered furniture.The most common presenting symptoms of feline hyperthyroidism include rapid weight loss, rapid heart rate, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive appetite, increased consumption of fluids, and, in turn, increased urine production.The same three treatments used with humans are also options for cats: surgery, radioiodine treatment, and antithyroid drugs.Results of the study were published this week in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.More on Geek.com:Strange ‘Cat-Fox’ Found in French Island Could Be New SpeciesTexas Couple Challenges Petco’s ‘All Leashed Pets Welcome’ PolicyUncover Your Pet’s Ancestry With Cat DNA Test Stay on target Firefighters Respond to Fire Alarm at Shelter, Discover Cat Triggered ItStrange ‘Cat-Fox’ Found in French Island Could Be New Species
Firefighters were able to keep a fire that destroyed a pole shelter and barn from spreading to a home west of La Center on Monday evening.Firefighters responded to the fire at 35107 N.W. 32nd Ave. around 5:30 p.m.“When they arrived, they found a fully involved outbuilding, and fire was being transmitted to this huge barn,” Clark County Fire & Rescue Division Chief Tim Dawdy said.There was also a running grass fire spreading out from the buildings.Cowlitz 1 Fire & Rescue sent two water tenders to back up three engines on the scene, Dawdy said, adding that the fire was out in about 30 minutes.The barn was about 15 feet from a nearby house, Dawdy said, which is occupied by an older widow.The barn and the small plastic-pole shed held tools, farming implements, a boat, paint and lacquers, Dawdy said, “so it burned hot and vigorously.”No one was hurt.The Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office was investigating.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Leon Russell, who performed, sang and produced some of rock ‘n’ roll’s top records, has died. He was 74.Russell’s wife, Jan Bridges, said in a statement that her husband died in his sleep Sunday at their Nashville home. She said Russell had heart bypass surgery in July and had been planning on resuming touring in January.His final performance was July 10 in Nashville.Besides his music, Russell was known for his striking appearance: wispy white hair halfway down his back and that covered much of his face.“A true patriarch has been lost,” said Beau Charron, Russell’s guitar and pedal steel player, said in a statement. “Leon Russell fathered many musicians and fans thru life and love with his music. On his own terms. My years with him have shaped me in profound ways, and I am heartbroken to lose my mentor and friend.”Tributes poured in from entertainers who appreciated Russell’s gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues and country music.On Twitter, Cat Stevens wrote that Russell was “a great influence and songwriter.” Charlie Daniels said Russell “left a lot of great music behind.” And Richard Marx tweeted: “What an extraordinary messenger of beauty he was.”Russell played keyboard for the Los Angeles studio team known as the Wrecking Crew, helping producer Phil Spector develop his game-changing wall of sound approach in the 1960s.
After a 2016 investigation revealed gender bias and cultural problems within the Vancouver Fire Department, Chief Joe Molina had this to say:“We have to get better.”Now, 17 months later, the chief points to improvements made in the wake of the report:• Stations were changed in ways the chief says better accommodates men and women working together.• The department hosted 12 anti-harassment trainings for new recruits, supervisors and line staff.• Another woman has been hired as a firefighter, bringing the total to six. There are 176 firefighters in the Vancouver Fire Department.Still, the chief and at least one of the women acknowledge more needs to be done.“There is some progress with some of these issues, but it is extremely slow,” said a female firefighter who agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity. “It is a fight to get what little change we have and we continue to meet resistance from the city to make these very basic accommodations.”The 2016 investigation pointed to systemic problems within the fire department’s culture that left women feeling unwelcome at best, and unsafe at worst in the male-dominated department.The most egregious findings in the report suggest ongoing hostility toward women in the department. One woman reported pornographic magazines left around the station. Another reported her male colleagues would watch explicit television in the station, flipping it off as soon as she entered the room. Another reported her male co-workers took bets on how long it would be before she had sex with a colleague.At Fire Station 5, the only woman assigned to the station was isolated by her co-workers and lied to about plans for the day so she missed group events.
Cindy Falter takes her spot at a large rectangular table with a half-dozen other people at the National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Washington.Two women hold dogs on their laps. A couple of men sip on water bottles, and everyone has a name sign in front of them. The weekly group Falter leads, along with John McDonald, is called Connection and is a mental health support group that focuses on connecting with each other, checking in with each other and sharing resources.They start by running through the group guidelines, and then move to the 12 principles of support, each person reading a principle before finally settling on the final principle. They read it together, aloud:“We’ll never give up hope.”Falter, a 63-year-old Vancouver resident, can connect with that mantra, as she’s not only coping with her mental illnesses, but thriving as a peer support counselor, and a Social Security benefit adviser with NAMI. Falter’s journey to her present life was fraught with setbacks, including about eight suicide attempts that stem from her struggles with bipolar disorder and depression, and the manic swings that have accompanied those diseases.In 1984, Falter was diagnosed with depression. She was in the midst of taking care of her mother, who had suffered a stroke. At the time the diagnosis made it look like she was just depressed because of the situation around her. In 1988 her mother died, after Falter had taken care of her for 12 years. That exacerbated Falter’s depression.
LA CENTER — U.S. military academies are some of the most elite colleges in the country, with as few as one in 12 applicants being admitted. La Center High School is the smallest traditional high school in Clark County, with about 125 graduates per year.However, little La Center produced three military academy graduates this year. Patrick Mayolo, 24, graduated from La Center High School in 2012, and recently graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Also graduating from West Point was Sean Nolan, 22, a 2015 La Center graduate. Kristen Nye, 23, who graduated from La Center in 2014, recently wrapped up her four years at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.La Center school officials can’t recall any other local students graduating from one of the United States’ five service academies, much less in the same year.“It says a lot about our rigor that we have with the curriculum, and collaboration we have with students and their families,” said high school Principal Carol Patton, who has been in the La Center district for 15 years. “They trust teachers to provide a well-rounded education.”It takes more than a well-rounded education to earn acceptance to one of the service academies. At West Point, applicants must fill out a cadet questionnaire, apply for a congressional or service-connected nomination and pass a medical exam and fitness assessment, along with scoring well on the SAT or ACT. The Air Force Academy asks for much of the same, as well as an extracurricular activities record, a writing sample and a personal interview.
By Yankuba Jallow / Kebba SeckaThe five panelists of the General Court-Martial presiding over the trial of twelve military officers facing nine counts of treason, yesterday 26th March 2018, ordered the media and the audience including family members of the accused persons, to leave the courtroom.Lawyer A.N. Yusuf represented the State alongside Lieutenant Yusupha Jallow and others, whilst Lawyer Sheriff Kumba Jobe and others appeared for the Defence.Lawyer Yusuf made an application that the case be heard in camera and asked the court to grant him his application for the media and the audience to leave the court premises; that the application was made in order to safeguard the integrity of the witness whom he described as a public figure. His application was objected to by Lawyer Sheriff Kumba Jobe on behalf of the defence team and relied on certain provisions of the Constitution.The Court granted the application and ordered the media as well as the audience to vacate the Courtroom.Readers may recall that Captain Yaya Jammeh, Lieutenant Abdoulie Jarju, Lieutenant Yaya Jammeh, Sergeant Malick Bojang, Private Mbemba Camara, Sergeant Baboucar Sanyang, Lance Couple Samboujang Bojang, Corporal Lamin Gibba, Corporal Sulayman Sanyang, Corporal Ebrima Jallow, Lance Coroporal Abba Badjie, Private Mbemba Camara and Private Alieu Sanneh, are facing nine charges of treason, mutiny and others.
Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has insisted that Robert Lewandowski is going nowhere and that he is 100% certain of thatThe Polish international has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid for the start of next season and is reportedly keen on the move, in a bid to win that elusive Champions League title.But Rummenigge has denied that any such move move is on the table and has made a bet that Lewandowski will remain at the Allianz Arena for next season to express his confidence on the matter.Asked about the Robert Lewandowski speculation, Rummenigge tells kicker “It’s well known that I like to make a bet every now and again. I’ll take the bet that Robert is 100% playing for Bayern Munich next season.” https://t.co/kMr9bGlb0wReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…— Mark Lovell (@LovellLowdown) 25 March 2018Lewandowski has been strongly linked with a move to the Spanish capital for the past few seasons after a strong spell at Bayern, which has seen the 29 year-old score an impressive 32 goals in 37 appearances this season.
Fenerbahce have denied suggestions that they are looking to sign Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa SissokoThe France international is yet to make another appearance for Spurs after playing the full 90 minutes of their opening day 2-1 win at Newcastle United.Sissoko was again absent in Monday night’s shocking 3-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.But Fenerbahce, who have been heavily linked with a move for the 29-year-old, have now moved to deny the speculation.“In the public opinion, the news that we are attempting to transfer Moussa Sissoko…does not reflect the truth,” read a statement, via Sky Sports.Pochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.“Regarding a transfer of Moussa Sissoko to our club, there has been no contact with the player, the manager or the club.”Sissoko joined Spurs in 2016 for £30m, but has struggled to establish himself under manager Mauricio Pochettino.25 Premier League starts in two years and 35 more as a sub is what he has to show for in two years.Although, Sissoko still has just under three years remaining on his current contract at North London
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed his delight at his team’s fast start to the game against Liverpool last weekend.One criticism leveled at the Gunners of late has been their slow start to football games and, since that was addressed during the club’s 2-2 draw against Jurgen Klopp’s side and Emery wants that to continue this weekend and beyond.“Against Liverpool I think we had more in the 90 minutes of the game,” he said, according to BT Sport.“Our idea is to repeat matches with this pace over 90 minutes. It’s not easy because other teams have their moments in the matches. But our idea is to continue improving this.”Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“It is about the progress in the team. The progress is about continuing to create confidence and creating also tactically different ways to improve.”“The first thing we must do to improve is to continue with our way, with our positioning and our aggressiveness, with the ball and without the ball, and then taking confidence to do these things better every match.”“The confidence can come, firstly, from winning matches and then also from when you feel it on the pitch you have a capacity to battle against teams with the potential of (a team like) Liverpool.”
The Italian Lega Serie A club is teaching children to play the sport in the South American country while also feeding themThe current situation in Venezuela is critical.The country is suffering in all aspects of daily life, with people not having food to feed their families.But Italian Lega Serie A giants Internazionale Milan have done their part with their sport and education program Inter Campus.In a press release by the team, Inter has informed that they are helping many children.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“Two football training sessions are held every week, with three instructors dedicating their afternoons to coaching the children in the heart of the Petare slum,” said the team on the official website.“Then add the magic of receiving the Nerazzurri shirt every year and feeling part of a group by putting it on – everything is now set for a year of sport and education with Inter Campus.”“Thanks to our local partners, we have been able to guarantee each child a warm meal at the end of every training session,” they added.“250 meals are being supplied every week, with the children having the opportunity to consume pasta, legumes and fruit and vegetables, things which are often missing from Venezuelans’ diets.”
Napoli defender Raul Albiol insists the team have to score if they’re to qualify for the second round of this season’s UEFA Champions League.The Partenopei can qualify for the next round, with a draw enough to take them through but Albiol insists the team must be compact and must score to achieve that aim.“We know that tomorrow will be a tough game, hard to play,” Albiol admitted in the pre-match Press conference, as quoted by Football Italia.“We have to be quick, because they’ll be aggressive from the start. We need to be attentive in every minute of the game and stay calm.”“Knowing how to defend deep is important, we need to be compact because we know they’re a strong team in the spaces, with quick forwards.”Sergio Ramos would love a fifth Champions League trophy Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, winning a fifth European trophy with his club would be crazy, but he wants to do it before retiring.“The most important thing is our mentality, we have to be able to score.”“We’ve worked hard to get to this game, we need to do everything we can to win it and go to the next round.”
German great Lothar Matthaus believes Borussia Dortmund’s Achraf Hakimi has already become the Bundesliga’s best left-backThe 20-year-old arrived at Signal Iduna Park in the summer on a two-year loan from Real Madrid, where he spent the majority of his time playing back-up to Dani Carvajal and Nacho Fernandez.Hakimi has started 12 of Dortmund’s 17 league matches and even provided three assists on his Champions League debut for the club in their 4-0 win over Atletico Madrid in October.The Morocco international’s performances have been so impressive in Germany that Matthaus reckons the national team coach Joachim Low would love to have him.Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“Hakimi has played a crazy first half of the season,” Matthäus wrote on his Sky column.“For me, Hakimi is the best left-back in the league right now. It would make ‘Jogi’ Löw happy if he had someone with his dynamics, pace and technical ability.”Dortmund will return to action away to RB Leipzig on January 19 in the Bundesliga.
Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari has given fans a welcome piece of news on Sergio Ramos ahead of Copa del Rey clash with Girona on Thursday.There had been fears over Ramos’ well-being after a challenge by Sergio Garcia in Sunday’s 4-2 La Liga win over Espanyol had forced the Real captain to be withdrawn with a heavy knee sprain.Tests on Monday, however, revealed that it was not a serious issue and Ramos returned to training with the rest of his team-mates at Real’s training base in Valdebebas.The return of their skipper is a welcome sight for everyone at Real given that a derby against Atletico Madrid and a Champions League last-16 tie with Ajax is not far away now.Speaking in his pre-match news conference, Solari confirmed that Ramos will even be making a quicker than expected return to action in time for their second leg at Girona in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.“Sergio is fit,” said Solari, via Fox Sports.“It was a scare when it happened – it was a tough blow – but he’s recovered and has been training with the rest of his team-mates. That’s good news.”Goalkeeper Keylor Navas has returned to training following a long spell on the sidelines due to an adductor problem with defender Jesus Vallejo being the only absentee for Solari on Thursday.The Argentine also praised Vinicius Junior’s impressive form of late once more, but refused to say whether he will get the nod over Gareth Bale in the starting line-up.“It depends on the game,” replied Solari, when asked to pick between Vinicius or Bale.La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“Every game has a different script. We have many games coming up.“The great news is that all the players – apart from Vallejo, who has started training – are fit and available.“We’re going to have that healthy competition in the squad, which can only benefit us going forward.“We’re delighted with [Vinicius’] progress. He’s just arrived at the club and he’s already done very well.“We have such a great squad. Everyone’s working so hard. All but Vallejo are training and working hard.”The quarter-final second leg between Girona and Real will begin at 21:30 (CET) on Thursday.🆚 4 matches against @GironaFC✅ 3 wins⚽ 15 @RealMadrid goals#RMCity pic.twitter.com/P3QaA8Wc68— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) January 30, 2019
The former England national team player talked how he missed Banks in the 1970 World Cup last match and the kind of person he was.The England national team was knocked out of the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico by West Germany.That day, goalkeeper Gordon Banks did not play as he was sick in his hotel room.“The day of the quarter-final we went for breakfast, then for a walk. The game was at midday, it was 100 degrees, it was the turn of Peter Bonetti [Chelsea goalkeeper] to be the substitute goalkeeper, not mine, and when Alf [Ramsey] named the team he named Gordon and that seemed to be it,” former Three Lions footballer Alex Stepney told The Guardian.“The FIFA rules of those times were that if you weren’t involved you had to go and sit in the stand. So I went back to my room to get my camera and that’s when I found that Gordon was bad and being sick in the toilet.”“I became a sub, Peter Bonetti was now selected. Yet when I went back to my room after the match Gordon thought we’d won because we were 2-0 up [Banks was watching a delayed television broadcast],” he explained.“I had to tell him the bad news. I held up my fingers to indicate the score [2-3] and he just couldn’t believe it. I think it made him worse!”Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Don’t forget in those days we didn’t have goalkeeper coaches,” he remembered.“Basically what you did you did for yourself and when I worked with him we expressed ideas between us – that’s what it was all about.”“He inspired me so much regarding how I played: I’d like to think I wasn’t a flashy keeper, either. I learned a lot from him, working and playing against him,” Stepney continued.“Gordon was such a gentleman and an absolute one-off. His death is a very sad loss to the game.”“He is England’s best-ever goalkeeper – he won the World Cup, as simple as that, and 53 years on he’s still the only keeper who has done that,” he said.“At the end of the day I had Gordon Banks in front of me regarding England and you cannot argue with that.”
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois believes Girona’s strong second-half display proved key to ending Real Madrid’s eight-match unbeaten run.Prior to today’s encounter, Real had secured five successive La Liga wins to put themselves within six points of leaders Barcelona and an unlikely title challenge looked set to go ahead after beating city rivals Atletico Madrid 3-1 last weekend.But Los Blancos were sent back crashing down to Earth this afternoon in front of their home supporters at the Santiago Bernabeu.Casemiro’s 25th-minute header from Toni Kroos’ cross down the right wing appeared to set a heavily changed Real side, who were missing a suspended Luka Modric with Gareth Bale benched, on course for a sixth consecutive league win.Things soon fell apart though in the second-half with Cristhian Stuani’s penalty putting Girona back on level terms before Portu headed in another for the visitors in the 75th-minute to seal a shock 2-1 win.Adding to Real’s misery came when Sergio Ramos was sent off in stoppage-time for an attempted overhead kick that instead caught Girona’s Pedro Alcala.“We played well in the first half, but the pace was not as high as in some of our recent games,” said Courtois on the club website.La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“They had two chances which I was able to stop but in the second half they played much better and brought a real threat. Girona always make life difficult, it’s three points we really had to win today”.“The penalty is a shame. After that we struggled to control the game and that’s when they made it 1-2.“We didn’t react well and Girona took the win. Now we have to continue winning games and put in a good performance against Levante. We have to keep fighting, La Liga is a long-run thing”.Santiago Solari’s side are now third in La Liga and will next take a trip to Levante UD next Sunday.FP: @realmadrid 1-2 @GironaFC ⚽ @Casemiro 25′; Stuani 65′ (p), Portu 75’#RMLiga pic.twitter.com/pta596lvkJ— Real Madrid C.F.⚽ (@realmadrid) February 17, 2019
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Feb 2016 – The entire country was challenged to take responsibility for the peace and prosperity of the Turks and Caicos when Police and other Law Enforcers gathered for their annual church service at Abundant Life Ministries International. Two church services were held to officially start the year in prayer for the various forces including Police, Immigration, Customs, Environmental Health, Fire Department, Airports Authority Security, Prison Service and Road Traffic in both Grand Turk and Providenciales. The key message came from Bishop C. Alexander Williams who called on hearers to be honest and pay their taxes and dues to country… called on expat officers and residents to love this country where they are blessed to live their lives… called on the Police to restore true community policing and to exercise greater compassion… called on government to more highly consider the Belonger worker and to promote and pay them well… there was a challenge to introduce new, tougher laws and to make greater efforts to assimilate cultures and all were called to remember that there was a time in the TCI, when God was not left out. The service featured worship performances by the Abundant Life praise team, brass band music by the Royal Turks and Caicos Police Band and remarks from Deputy Police Commissioner, Rodney Adams; Opposition Leader, Sharlene Robinson and Premier, Rufus Ewing. The theme for the service was Serving God and Country. Related Items:aundant life ministries, bishop alexander C. Williams, church service, law enforcers, premier rufus ewing, rodney adams, Royal Turks and Caicos Police Band, sharlene robinson Jitney row on social media elicits warning from PDM Leader Row over Grand Turk infrastructure reaches fever pitch in Parliament
Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 13, 2016 – Two very young men, an 18 year old and a 19 year old caught a really lucky break as they were shown leniency by the judge after being caught red handed trying to break into an apartment on Leeward Highway and after being found with stolen goods from another burglary in Turtle Tail, which happened just days before. Haitian Government makes major donation to Turks and Caicos, 630 generators among supplies Related Items:#, #teenageburglarersgivenleniencybyjudge, #teenscaughtstealing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Devante Brisco, 18 and Benjamin Cox who is 19 did not fight the charges and pleaded guilty to the thefts which happened in September. They were given a two year suspended sentence for attempted burglary and handling stolen goods. Boyfriend protects woman from gunshots in Provo shooting; ‘critical’ in hospital Prime Minister breaks ground for Darliston Serviced Lots Development
Related Items:magneticmedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI: Man safe now, says he was trapped after lightning hit truck and it burst into flames T&T companies tap into Cuban market at Expo Caribe 2019 Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 8th 2017 – Providenciales – Due to the heavy rain fall in Providenciales as well as other islands, Environmental Health Director (EHD), Kenrick Neely is advising all residents on the Turks and Caicos islands to take all necessary precautions in eliminating mosquito breathing sites on their properties. The Turks and Caicos Islands have been experiencing continual rainfall over the past weekend and into this week.The director says residents should ensure that all containers used to store water be properly disposed. Also, he is advising persons that any kind oil can be used to treat breathing areas in yards. All boat owners are also strongly advised to turn down their boats and take the plugs out of boats to allow water to drain. Water buckets and drums used to store water should also be properly sealed. For additional concerns or questions persons can contact the Environmental Health Department at 338 2142-43 and 44. For those on North and Middle Caicos you can contact 946 7235.Story By Kay-Marie Fletcher #MagneticMediaNews #Metoo-movement-type complaint, now investigation of high-ranking TCI Police Officer opened
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPUNTA CANA, DR – July 17, 2017 – At the 33rd CANTO Annual Conference & Trade Exhibition, John Reid, CEO of C&W Communications (C&W), announced that C&W has completed a groundbreaking pre-5G (fifth generation wireless broadband technology) trial in Antigua. Once installed, Antigua will be the first country in the region with the most advanced pre-5G network, delivering download peak speeds of up to 800 Mbps. In the trial’s next phase, the Company expects to test a 5G prototype reaching 2 to 5 Gbps peak speeds, which will have a profound positive impact on the island.The announcement came as part of Reid’s keynote address today to prominent Caribbean officials at the 33rd CANTO Annual Conference & Trade Exhibition in the Dominican Republic. “These are exciting times for C&W Communications, as we continue to invest and develop more pioneering innovations to meet the needs of our customers and enable growth in the region through transformative technology,” said Reid. “This pre-5G trial in the Caribbean, is a significant step towards the evolution of C&W’s mobile networks across the region to 5G, and providing Gigabit speeds to our customers in Antigua,” he continued.C&W’s pre-5G technology trial, a combined effort with parent company Liberty Global, is based on LTE Advanced Pro (LTE-A Pro), the latest LTE evolution, that delivers lower latency, more capacity and improved reliability for customers. This translates into a faster mobile internet experience where customers can better participate in advanced technology such as richer video experience and new apps.In early October, the Company will further test a 5G prototype network designed to deliver wireless data connections above 2 Gbps. If the trials are successful, and the business case favorable, the Company plans to invest another $5 million in Antigua alone to significantly upgrade the wireless infrastructure there. C&W has invested $1.5 billion in the region over the last three years.5G is a new set of standards beyond traditional 4G/LTE technologies. This set of standards will allow operators to deliver wireless data connections above 1 Gbps and to enable the Internet of Things (IoT). C&W’s pre-5G trial and 5G prototype trials are part of a partnership with Ericsson, who will provide the equipment and software in Antigua and across the Caribbean.C&W Communications will be a major participant during the 33rd CANTO Annual Telecom Conference & Trade Exhibition, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Punta Cana, The Dominican Republic. Please visit us at booth No. 27 and 28.Press Release: C & WAbout C&W CommunicationsC&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.About Liberty GlobalLiberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. We invest in the infrastructure that empowers our customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Our scale and commitment to innovation enable us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect our 25 million customers who subscribe to over 50 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve over 10 million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service across 6 million access points.Liberty Global’s businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK) for our European operations, and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ: LILA and LILAK, OTC Link: LILAB), which consists of our operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.The Liberty Global Group operates in 11 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The Liberty Global Group also owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a Dutch joint venture, which has 4 million customers, 10 million fixed-line subscribers and 5 million mobile subscribers. The LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a sub-sea fiber network throughout the region in over 30 markets.For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.comC&W CommunicationsInvestor Relations: Kunal Patel (+1 (786) 376 9294)Media Relations: Claudia Restrepo (+1 (786) 218 040)