TE SubCom Wins MainOne Cable System Extension Project

first_imgTE SubCom, a TE Connectivity company, has secured a contract from connectivity and data center solutions provider, MainOne, to extend its active submarine cable system into West Africa’s francophone region with two additional branches connecting Senegal (Dakar) and Cote D’Ivoire (Abidjan). These new branches will connect to MainOne’s 7,000km cable system, which extends from Portugal to Nigeria, and will inject new technology that upgrades the system to a potential capacity of 10TBps by November 2019 when the subsea system becomes operational.With this development, MainOne will have landing points in five markets – Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire and Portugal, in addition to Cameroon. A cluster of francophone countries in West Africa that are experiencing an increased demand for advanced telecom services including Burkina Faso, Mali, and Mauritania will also benefit from these extensions into Cote D’Ivoire and Senegal.“MainOne continues to lead the current digital transformation of the region by ushering in affordable connectivity to drive economic development. Our objective remains focused on bridging the digital divide between West Africa and the rest of the world. We have, and will continue to, invest significantly in projects to accelerate broadband access to help local businesses address the challenges they face procuring capacity at competitive rates. This extension of our subsea cable to Senegal and Cote D’Ivoire will further open up their international bandwidth markets, drive down costs and ultimately boost the economic and commercial development of the region,” said Kazeem Oladepo, MainOne’s regional executive for West Africa.“These MainOne enhancements bring two additional connectivity options to this rapidly growing region,” said Debbie Brask, vice president, project management of TE SubCom. “MainOne has also selected SubCom’s industry leading WSS ROADM technology to achieve dynamic capacity management in fulfilling the region’s burgeoning demand.”The new branches will be equipped with TE SubCom’s WSS ROADM technology that allows MainOne and its partners to match the capacity in each branch to the market need, thus optimizing cable utilization. SubCom will light the new branches with Ciena’s transmission equipment, which enables this flexibility and higher capacity. It is also an industry first for the deployment of undersea spectrum-sharing in Africa.The MainOne Submarine Cable System links West Africa with Europe, bringing ultra-fast broadband in the region. It runs from Seixal in Portugal to Lagos in Nigeria. The system first went live in July 2010, becoming the first privately-owned subsea cable to bring open-access broadband capacity in West Africa.last_img read more

Program will give legal aid to juveniles

first_imgThe Post-Conviction Justice Project at the Gould School of Law announced Wednesday it would expand its outreach to include juvenile offenders sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.The project, which started in 1981, aims to provide legal representation to deserving individuals while giving law students an opportunity to become skilled and ethical advocates, according to the Post-Conviction Justice Projects’ website.The project initially represented women serving life sentences in prison, particularly those who have a history of intimate partner battering. On Wednesday, the program has decided to stretch its scope to include juvenile offenders sentenced to life in prison.The PCJP agreed to represent 12 juveniles. Law professors Heidi Rummel and Michael Brennan, who co-direct the project, will supervise the 16 Gould students working on the cases, according to a statement.According to law student Michael Hart, the project provides an opportunity to experience advocacy’s impact on the law.“Our clients are so hopeful and doing the best they can to make their lives worthwhile,” Hart said in a statement. “Being a part of the Post-Conviction Justice Project has allowed me to make a difference in people’s lives.”Rummel said the high potential for juveniles to change their behavior provided a good reason for taking on the new cases.“We have taken on this issue because children are different than adults, and deserve to be treated differently in our criminal justice system,” Rummel said in a statement. “They are impulsive, vulnerable to peer pressure and often victims of their life circumstances. But most importantly, they have a much greater capacity to grow and change.”The program’s new focus on juveniles comes on the heels of Gov. Jerry Brown’s approval of the Fair Sentencing for Youth Act, which allows juveniles sentenced to life without parole to petition to be re-sentenced to life with the possibility of parole.The bill applies to 300 juvenile offenders currently serving life terms without parole, but they will have to meet stringent criteria to be eligible for re-sentencing. Following re-sentencing, they are required to convince the parole board that they are suitable for parole.The juveniles represented by the Gould students expressed hope about the new law.“I was overwhelmed with joy when I heard that Gov. Brown signed the Fair Sentencing for Youth Act,” Elizabeth Lozano, an incarcerated 16-year-old said in the statement. “It gives me hope — for me and for future generations of children in California who will no longer be thrown away.”Rummel echoed similar sentiments about the law’s potential to change the lives of these juveniles.“It’s very difficult for juveniles to face a sentence to die in prison,” Rummel said. “The Fair Sentencing law gives them hope that they are not beyond redemption — if they work hard and rehabilitate, they might have a chance to go home.”Though Gould is adding to its program’s scope, Brennan said the program plans to remain focused on its original goal of supporting women.“We will continue to represent women who have a history of abuse and women serving life terms,” Brennan said. “But the opportunity to represent juveniles sentenced to life without parole is a relevant opportunity to expand our client base and practice in a developing area of the law.”last_img read more

Drom & Inch ease into next round of Mid Senior Hurling Championship.

first_imgClub secretary Matty Ryan was pleased with the victory but feels Drom have more work to do. It was a close first half with Drom leading by 12 points to 9 at the interval.They pulled clear with second half goals from Tommy Nolan, county senior Seamus Callanan and David Butler.The result in Holycross means Drom & Inch progress to the next round of the Mid championship.last_img

Pelicans’ Julius Randle expected to decline player option, report says

first_imgIt appears like Julius Randle will test free agency.The Pelicans big man is expected to decline his $9 million player option this offseason, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources. They are also expected to select Duke star Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick on June 20.Williamson has drawn comparisons to Randle, who is taller by two inches at 6-9 but is also more than 30 lbs lighter. It’s unclear how New Orleans will proceed, as it will have two undersized, athletic, left-handed forwards on the roster if they keep both.Nevertheless, New Orleans has plenty of options. Was very important for Randle to get another shot in free agency next summer if he wants it. https://t.co/wPXMzJJOXf— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) July 2, 2018″ target=”_blank”> report last year.The Pelicans agreed to send Anthony Davis to the Lakers on Saturday in exchange for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first-round draft picks, including the No. 4 pick in the 2019 draft. NBA free agency rumors: Kings prioritizing center, but unlikely to pursue Nikola Vuceviccenter_img NBA trade rumors: Nuggets explored pairing Anthony Davis with Nikola Jokic Pelicans‘ Julius Randle is not picking up his $9M player option for next season and will enter unrestricted free agency, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Randle is coming off his best NBA season (21.4 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 34.4 percent from 3-point range on 195 attempts).— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 17, 2019The 24-year-old is coming off a career year. He averaged 21.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game with New Orleans this past season.Randle left the Lakers in free agency after 2017-18. His two-year, $18 million deal with the Pelicans was meant to give him another shot at free agency in the summer of 2019 after he proved himself in New Orleans, according to an ESPN Related Newslast_img read more

Florentino and Ramos have a very particular relationship

first_imgThe first great disagreement it was in the Summer 2015 Rene Ramos took advantage of an offer from Manchester United to force the renewal of the captain who was brewing. The news went around the world: United, in the process of investment, with Van gaal as a technician (and to make Ferguson’s era forget), it gave Ramos 55 million euros net in five seasons. They paid at the price of gold to fill the void they left Vidic Y Ferdinand. Ramos was then 29 years old and a large part of his career ahead. That ordeal did not sit Florentino very well, especially since it coincided with the traumatic exit of the Casillas entity. He could not leave the staff without a stroke without his two captains. He had to access and Ramos went on to collect 14 million euros net.The second encounter strong in recent months was after the Elimination of the Champions at the hands of Ajax. Florentino went down to the locker room to recriminate what happened to the squad and, once again, Ramos came out in defense of the players facing the president: “The planning has been a shame,” he said. “I miss you,” Florentino said. “Perfect, you pay,” settled the defense …The most recent conflict experienced by both was this summer. René Ramos returned to strength when he asked to let his brother go free for a Chinese offer … From the Ramos family they understood that the president left the footballer at the feet of the horses when, in an interview in El Transistor, he assured that the captain It is “the one that charges the most in the workforce”. Florentine He told Sergio Ramos that he couldn’t leave … And until today. In perspective, you could say that Ramos has been the most profitable signing Florentino Pérez has done in his 17 years (2000-06, 2009-2020) as president of Real Madrid. Twenty-seven million euros cost the one who is already the player with more matches in the National Team (170) and fifth at Real Madrid (He has 636, Raul arrived at 741). There are few players in our football with their medal winners. His hiring was a commitment of Arrigo Sacchi, the philosopher who transformed football as coach of Milan and then took a fleeting step through the technical direction of the white entity. It was the first hiring of a national Florentino player, in the summer of 2005, after a string of galactic signings: Figo (2000), Zidane (2001), Ronaldo (2002), Beckham (2003), Owen (2004). The white president decided to make a great investment (then, 27 million euros was) in a defense … a novelty. Ramos is that kind of captain who has no hair on his tongue. It was clear when he did not hesitate to comment on a possible return of Mourinho: “We’ve been without him for five years and we’ve gained a lot in these years …”, He said when bells rang from a possible return of the Portuguese coach. “Respect is earned, not imposed …”, He did not hesitate to point out when the one that sounded was Conte and his hand was hard.Beyond those details, in recent times the relationship between Florentino and Ramos (and between his brother and representative, René), has been one of love and hate. There are three very significant episodes that have occurred in recent years and that have strained the relationship between the two, although, in the end, they have always been condemned to understand each other …last_img read more