Dominica’s prime minister wants compensation from US based economist for deformation of character

first_img Share Share LocalNews Dominica’s prime minister wants compensation from US based economist for deformation of character by: – November 22, 2011 Share Senior Counsel Anthony AstaphanAttorneys representing the prime minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, have written to United States based economist Dr. Thompson Fountain to compensate their client $250,000 for defamation of character.They claim in their letter that Dr Fountain has caused damage and distress to the prime minister by allegations that he has been involved in the sale of passports and caused a notorious terrorist to be in possession of a Dominican passport.Senior Council Anthony Astaphan says Dr. Fountain should not repeat these allegations and is also calling for a retraction and an apology within fourteen (14) days.“The critical reason why the prime minister has decided to take legal action is because he believes these attacks on him are an attack on the integrity of Dominica and the national security of Dominica. The allegations that somehow the prime minister has been selling and distributing and giving passports to notorious criminals in violation of procedure for due diligence is not going to be tolerated,” he said.According to Astaphan, “enough is enough. The prime minister will not tolerate Thompson Fountain seeking to destroy his reputation and the reputation of the country and integrity of the Dominican passport by an un-sustained pack of lies and misinformation about him or in relation to him, or the way in which his government handled the economic citizenship program”.He is also defending the demands made to Thompson Fountain before the matter goes to Court.“In any matter relating to defamation you must make a demand and if the demand is not met then you are going to be sued. It is improper to pick up one day and sue somebody without giving them the opportunity to apologize and pay damages. This is precisely what the prime minister had done,” he explained.He said further that there are a number of judgments that has come out in St Lucia for allegations that are far less than what has been uttered in this case.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img 13 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more

Murata’s ultra-small SAW devices address the needs of 5G

first_imgMurata has announced new surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices for RF filtering and duplexer duties. The devices address the ongoing and ever increasing need to reduce the size of components in mobile phones, especially with the coming of 5G. For use in smart phones, WiFi home routers, M2M modules (industrial) and other IoT devices with LTE and WiFi, Murata’s SAW devices will appeal to engineers who are developing consumer and/or industrial devices with an LTE/Wifi function.As smartphones now deliver more functions and performance, they need a larger battery capacity, and they tend to have more elaborate, space-hungry, built-in cameras. To create more space to mount components that enable extra functions and higher performance levels, smaller RF substrates are required for handling wireless signals.At the same time, modern smartphones support multiple bands while LTE now adopts wireless technologies that improve signal reception quality such as carrier aggregation and multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO). This has made RF circuits increasingly complex. Also, to support the upcoming implementation of the fifth-generation mobile communications system (5G), RF circuits will inevitably become more complex at a faster pace.To address these advancements in smartphone technologies, smaller RF circuit components are required. This is particularly true in the case of SAW devices which are placed between antennas and transmitting/receiving circuits to extract wireless signals at certain frequencies. They are components with a higher demand for smaller size because smartphones, even mid range models for specific regions, feature 14 to 15 SAW devices, while premium-class models that can be used worldwide have as many as 30 to 40 SAW devices. Demonstrably, there’s clearly a need for a space-saving solution to the size of SAW devices, one that Murata has addressed and achieved with this new range of devices.Using its in-house experience and technology, Murata has successfully designed the devices to be smaller-sized products that support low frequencies despite the technical challenges in doing so. One of the chief benefits of this to the designer being that the tiny devices handle frequency bands from 800 MHz to 2.6 GHz. So in their smaller sizes, the devices equal or have better performance characteristics than similar products from the competition.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous ST brings 32-bit-MCU possibilities to simple applicationsNext Tech developers seek robust perception in ADAS/AVlast_img read more