FCC opens door for better GPS on US devices

first_imgHome FCC opens door for better GPS on US devices Related Tags Devices in the US will soon be able to tap into a European satellite system to boost domestic GPS signals under a new order approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).The decision allows consumer and industry devices, including smartphones, to access two signals from the European Union’s Global Navigation Satellite System, known as Galileo. By combining information from that system with data from the US Global Position System, the FCC said devices will be able to provide better reliability, accuracy and range for navigation and timing services.FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement the decision would impact “many areas of our economy, including automotive, aviation, rail, maritime and agricultural industries, and produce safety benefits by reducing the risks of accidents and disaster, aid in emergency response, and synchronising power grid and critical infrastructure”.A number of popular consumer devices already come with support for Galileo, including Apple’s iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, Xs, Xr and Watch Series 3 and 4; Google’s Pixel 2 and 3; and Samsung’s Galaxy S8, S9 and Note 9.It is unclear, however, whether manufacturers will have to push out a software update to enable access for users in the US. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author Diana Goovaerts Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Federal Communications Commission (FCC)GNSSGPS US coalition calls for FCC spectrum shake-up Web companies renew US net neutrality campaign FCC moves on China Unicom block Previous ArticleApple hunts for chip engineers on Qualcomm turfNext ArticleAlipayHK to launch m-payment at HK train stations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 NOV 2018 last_img read more

Tension Brewing Between NE Indiana Newspaper and Councilman Over Campaign Mailer

first_img Facebook Twitter By Darrin Wright – November 7, 2019 0 371 Google+ Google+ Pinterest Previous articleBenton Harbor High School has New PrincipalNext articleMan sentenced in March fatal crash Darrin Wright WhatsApp IndianaNews Tension Brewing Between NE Indiana Newspaper and Councilman Over Campaign Mailer Facebook (Jeff Neumeyer/WPTA) An editorial from the Journal Gazette is calling out Fort Wayne City Councilman Jason Arp for what the publisher calls “disappointing and inappropriate” campaign mailers.Publisher Julie Inskeep said in an open letter yesterday that an ad featuring Arp holding a baseball bat with the phrase “beat the media” made repeated references to the Journal Gazette by name and implicitly invited violence.She criticized Arp for using such imagery just over a year after the murders of five staff members of a newspaper in Maryland, perpetrated by a man upset with that newspaper’s coverage.“At best, it was disappointing and inappropriate, especially from an elected official,” Inskeep wrote. “Do you not remember the murders of five staff members and the wounding of two others at The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, just over a year ago? The alleged shooter in that case, angry with the newspaper’s coverage, pleaded guilty to the shootings just last Monday… Why would you tie your campaign message to the bat-wielding photo and language that not so covertly invited violence?”Arp says the ad, mailed to homes after the Journal Gazette endorsed his opponent, was meant to invoke the image of a baseball card and was not about inciting violence, but instead about the fact that the newspaper had his opponent in four different races.“If you look at the card closely, it looks like a baseball card, and going four for four, like in a baseball game. Four hits, four pitches, and so, we did it. Four wins, alright,” Arp said. Twitter Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

New Brochures from BMAPA

first_imgThe British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA) has been working on a series of regional brochures to describe the geological evolution of local coastlines, the geological origins of the offshore sand and gravel resources that are being dredged and the influence of the modern day waves and tides on both these deposits and the coastline.Mark Russell, Director BMAPA, said, “With the growing influence of climate change and extreme weather events, the profile and awareness of local coastal change has never been higher. This can sometimes lead to the view that such changes are somehow being influenced by the extraction of marine sand and gravel, despite the fact that dredging takes place in licensed areas well offshore and there are no physical processes that link it to the natural erosion of the coastline that has been occurring since prehistory.”“Rather than representing a threat to coastlines, the marine aggregate sector plays a key strategic role responding to the challenges of natural coastal change by supplying sand and gravel to large scale coast defense and beach replenishment projects, with over 38 million tonnes being used for this purpose since 1990. Given the dual challenges presented by sea level rise and increased storminess, the use of marine sand and gravel for coast protection purposes is likely to become increasingly important – a fact recognized by both the Marine Policy Statement and the developing marine planning process.”Information is also provided about the scale of marine aggregate dredging that is taking place, how the activity is assessed, regulated and monitored and how similar activities are controlled in other European countries.In preparing these brochures, BMAPA and The Crown Estate liaised closely with representatives of the Local Government Association Coastal Special Interest Group (LGA Coastal SIG).Half the construction aggregates currently being used in London come from marine sources. With on average three 5,000 tonne cargoes a day being landed at wharves along the Thames river.More Infolast_img read more

Marcus Garvey earns place at the Smithsonian Museum of African American…

first_imgHere’s a look at our top stories:Although the petition for the post-humous exoneration of the right Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey, did not meet the necessary signature requirements to be reviewed by US President Barack Obama, he will have a spot in the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. The museum is the first national museum fully dedicated to the African American experience. Jamaican born, Marcus Garvey was arguably one of the most prolific leaders of the early twentieth century and is famously known for his “Back to Africa” movement, and for founding the Universal Negro Improvement AssociationLauderdale Lakes City commissioners approved City Manager Kelvin Baker’s resignation, at a special meeting Friday and appointed Public Works Director Phil Alleyne as acting manager. Commissioner Gloria Lewis’ motion to accept the resignation immediately passed on a 3 to 2 vote. Baker ended his term saying that he is just not a fit for the city and will allow it to find someone who is.The International Reggae and World Music Awards (or I-Rama) was held last night at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts and included a star studded red carpet. In attendance was the Lifetime Achievement award recipient, the Cables, as well asGramps Morgan from Morgan Heritage and WAVS Radio host award recipient Mikey B. The event showcased performances from various groups from across the Caribbean including Dancehall United Nations from Jamaica, and X-Tassy from Haiti.In sports:After their victory over Cuba in the under 17 Caribbean Cup finals, the back-to-back champs, Haiti, were received at the National Palace by President Jocelerme Privert last Friday. The Head of State praised the performance of the young Haitian footballers and officials of the Haitian Football Federation.Now, here’s what’s trending:The US National Hurricane Center is tracking Category 4 Hurricane Matthew as it makes its way through the Caribbean sea. Matthew is drifting very slowly northward towards Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba.  U.S. Hurricane forecasters say it is too early to determine if Matthew will directly impact the U.S. and are predicting rainfall totals between 10 and 15 inches in Jamaica, with some areas in both Haiti and Jamaica getting as much as 25 inches.For today’s weather forecast:Scattered Storms in Broward County with a high of 84 and a low of 76. Rain in Miami-Dade, with a high of 84 and a low of 78. For more information and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.comRemember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet. Today’s news is brought to you by The Goldson Spine and Rehabilitation Center, who reminds you, “After a car accident, Call, Goldson Spine.You’ve been watching CNW90, I’m Jahlisa H. A look at some of the top stories making the news today Wednesday, October 3rd, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, for CNW 90, I’m Suzette Speaks.Today’s news is brought to you by The Goldson Spine and Rehabilitation Center, who reminds you, “After a car accident, Call, Goldson Spine.last_img read more