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CBI: UK retailers enjoy sales boost for the first time in five months

first_img However, Easter falling later this year probably helped the figures, said the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), who released the survey results today.The survey of firms revealed that more retailers said sales volumes were up in April than said they had fallen, pushing the CBI’s retail index up to 13, marking the first time sales had grown since November 2018.In March, the index sank to minus 18, its lowest score in 17 months.Groceries and other normal goods, such as jewellery and flowers, were the two primary drivers behind this month’s sales growth, the CBI said.Sales of clothing and in department stores performed less well, suggesting that although consumers are spending, they are putting off purchasing more expensive, non-essential items. More From Our Partners ‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com Harry Robertson Tags: Brexit by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerbonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStory whatsapp UK retail sales grew for the first time in five months in April, according to a major business group, in the latest sign that consumer spending is holding up despite ongoing political uncertainty.Read more: Retail sales jump higher than expected in March whatsapp Thursday 25 April 2019 3:46 pm CBI: UK retailers enjoy sales boost for the first time in five months Rain Newton-Smith, CBI chief economist, said: “It’s encouraging to see retailers with more of a spring in their step than in recent months. The recent pick up in real wages is a welcome support to the sector.”Yet she said: “Falling sales in clothing and department stores underline how challenging underlying conditions remain.”Samuel Tombs, chief UK economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said: “The jump in the reported sales balance to its highest level since November is another encouraging sign that the Brexit saga hasn’t discouraged households from increasing spending in line with their rising incomes.”Read more: UK retail sales see biggest contraction in 17 months, says CBIHe added: “Growth in their spending likely will keep GDP on a steady rising path this year.” Sharelast_img read more

Juneau and DOT take early step toward second Douglas Island crossing

first_imgJuneau | Local Government | TransportationJuneau and DOT take early step toward second Douglas Island crossingAugust 20, 2020 by Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO Share:A barge with a crane on board travels under the Douglas Bridge on its way to raise the tug Challenger from the bottom of Gastineau Channel in February of 2016. A second crossing would make new port facilities possible in West Douglas, which could resolve tight squeezes like this one. (Photo by David Purdy/KTOO)City and state transportation officials signed a deal on Aug. 10 that’s a step toward a long-standing goal to build a second road crossing to Douglas Island.The agreement says the state Department of Transportation will lead a planning and environmental study. That study is just one step on a long path toward securing federal funding. City engineers have ballparked the cost of a second crossing of Gastineau Channel at $90 million.The city will reimburse the state for up to $210,000 for work on the study. The Juneau Assembly committed $250,000 of local sales tax money — which is still available — toward a second crossing back in 2018. In the agreement, they estimate the study will cost $2 million total.The agreement outlines work to be done on rights of way, design, environmental impacts and public involvement. It also suggests hiring outside consultants.The state Department of Transportation’s project manager Marie Heidemann says work on the study is expected to start this fall and will likely take one or two years to complete.The Federal Highway Administration will cover the balance of the study’s cost.The city’s long-term plans say the future development of the backside of Douglas Island — particularly of new, deep-water port facilities — hinges on a second crossing to accommodate more traffic, including heavy industrial trucks.A barge hauling a construction crane that struck the bridge on Aug. 5 highlighted another known issue: tight clearance for marine traffic. New port facilities, which a second crossing would make possible, could resolve that. The damage to the bridge was superficial, but had it been more serious, emergency access to Douglas Island would have been severely limited.Old analyses have flagged congestion during the peak morning commute at the Douglas Bridge intersection as “unacceptably” bad.The Juneau Assembly passed resolutions in 2005 and 2007 to work on a second crossing. The latter called specifically for a crossing to begin near Vanderbilt Hill Road.In 2010, local voters shot down a ballot question to fund a crossing from the Sunny Point interchange to near Fish Creek Road. It was 2-to-1 against.This story has been updated with comment from state DOT project manager Marie Heidemann.Share this story:last_img read more

People / Nassim Aouana to head Bansard aeronautical launch

first_img Bansard Group International has formed a new entity dedicated to the aeronautical and aerospace sectors. B.Aero will be headed by sales director France Nassim Aouana, who joined Bansard in July. Bansard said it launched the unit to provide support to civil and business airlines, helicopter manufacturers, MROs and “every manufacturer of the aerospace and aviation industry”. Also it wanted to provide them with “the best solutions to their transportation issues”.  By Alex Lennane 07/10/2019 Mr Aouana, pictured, has spent the past year as France’s sales manager for GSA FlyUs. Prior to that, he was a sales representative for another GSA, Alfa Airlines Services.  In June, Bansard was said to be in talks to buy ASL Airlines France, as it tried to bring itself “to another level”.  ASL’s French arm owns some 19 B737s, with many wet-leased to other airlines. Amazon Air’s European operations use two ASL France 737-400 freighters, and the company also has a major contract with La Poste, which it renewed in January, which will run until March 2023. However, by July, sources had told Loadstar Premium that Bansard had revised its offer downwards, having concerns over the profitability of the business – a move which was not well received.  It was the second M&A move by the company this year. In May, it invested in Australian forwarder Cargo Line International.last_img read more

Testing the tests: If two liquid biopsies deliver different results, can they both be right?

first_imgHealth What is it? Testing the tests: If two liquid biopsies deliver different results, can they both be right? Adobe [email protected] Unlock this article — and get additional analysis of the technologies disrupting health care — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. GET STARTED Log In | Learn More center_img The question had come from his boss. It was around the beginning of 2017, and the director of research for the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins asked Dr. Gonzalo Torga, a postdoctoral fellow, which of two genomic tests they should offer to their prostate cancer patients as a way of determining eligibility for certain drugs. Torga wasn’t sure, so his boss suggested they test the tests: Order a liquid biopsy from both companies for a number of patients, and then compare the results.Their findings, the Hopkins scientists say, were disconcerting: In many cases, the two tests gave conflicting results for the same patient. They published their comparison in JAMA Oncology in December, arguing that they needed to warn other clinicians that these tests don’t give standard results. But the companies in question retort that this warning is based on sloppy study design and could mean that patients don’t get offered potentially helpful tests. By Eric Boodman Jan. 19, 2018 Reprints What’s included? Eric Boodman General Assignment Reporter Eric focuses on narrative features, exploring the startling ways that science and medicine affect people’s lives. Tags cancerdiagnosticsSTAT+ About the Author Reprints @ericboodman last_img read more

East Naples dry cleaner holding customers clothes hostage after closing suddenly

first_imgNaples soldier facing charges for wife’s murder June 16, 2021 Estella said frustrated customers have been coming to their store, asking where their clothes are since then.“When they come in for their appointments here they’re asking if they’re open, when they’re going to open and we have to tell them we don’t know,” said Rodriguez.“They have a lot of expensive clothes that they own and it’s lost now.” The store owners didn’t post a sign on their door but angry customers did. A typed sign had been taped to the front and back door – “We have stopped here several times and called with no answer to pick up the clothes, it appears you have closed the store.”The leasing office at the Stock Plaza said the dry cleaner will not be reopening but she said customers could expect a sign on the door in the near future telling them when and where to pick up their clothes. Jones isn’t buying that lip service.“They said there will be a sign forthcoming telling us when we can get our clothes. There should be a sign up there now!” Jones said. “What’s the secrecy? We’re at a dry cleaner!” Jones said he isn’t on this clothing crusade just for his Tommy Bahama shirts, he wants to help all the customers who’s close are also being held hostage.“I’m not just fighting for me to get my clothes back, there are hundreds of people who deserve to have their property,” Jones said. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Woman shot outside Naples Waffle House June 16, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Study ranks Naples as best beach town in America to live June 16, 2021 Advertisement Estella Rodriguez works in the same plaza and she said her co-workers saw something suspicious last week. “Someone grabbed racks of clothes and put them in a van and just drove off with it,” Rodriguez said. *Update: Some customers have since gotten their clothes back. Sea turtle caught on camera nesting on Naples beach June 16, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement AdvertisementEmployees of neighboring businesses say they haven’t seen anyone working at the store since May 10th. NAPLES, Fla.– Hundreds of customers of an East Naples dry cleaners are being hung out to dry after the business appeared to close up shop and take everyone’s clothes with them.Randy Jones says he’s been coming to the “Eco Cleaners” on Collier Boulevard in the Stock Plaza for three years. When he arrived to get his clothes on Friday, he noticed the doors were locked and the clothing racks were bare.“It’s a whole lot of nothing. It’s racks! It’s just empty racks!” Jones said. “It looks like they came in, grabbed stuff in the middle of the night and ran.”  AdvertisementTags: napleslast_img read more

Unmasking impacts of COVID-19 on workplace mental health

first_imgUnmasking impacts of COVID-19 on workplace mental health Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation, Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and WomenThe full extent of the toll COVID-19 has taken on workplace mental health in NSW has been revealed with the release today of the results of a landmark study into the psychological impacts of the pandemic.Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson and Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor today announced the findings of the SafeWork NSW study of more than 4000 employers and 8000 employees across the State.Among the key findings of the study were that 38 per cent of supervisors and 27 per cent of workers reported feeling mentally unwell in the last 12 months. Of those, 53 per cent and 45 per cent respectively said the negative change in their mental health was directly brought on by COVID-19.Mr Anderson said the COVID-19 pandemic instantly changed the way we work and brought unprecedented disruption into the lives of millions of workers in NSW.“Almost overnight we were confronted with a level of upheaval and workplace disruption that we have never had to face before,” Mr Anderson said.“Anecdotally, we all heard how factors such as mandatory lockdowns and isolation, the anxiety of getting sick, potential loss of income and fear of what the future may hold, were having a big impact on workers’ mental health.“The study, commissioned to understand the mid-point performance of the NSW Government’s Mentally Healthy Workplaces Strategy 2018-2022, included questions to determine the extent to what we were hearing was accurate and how the NSW Government could use these findings to refresh our approach to improving mental health in the workplace.”Minister Taylor said the study underlined the importance of employers putting the mental health and wellbeing of staff at the top of their agendas.“We’re building a safer, stronger NSW and this means a renewed focus on what we can do to support workers and employers, especially as they adapt to new ways of working,” Mrs Taylor said.“While the NSW Government has delivered an $80 million investment in mental health services and programs to address the impact of COVID-19, these findings reinforce the need to ensure everyone in the workplace knows what supports are available and has the confidence to access them.”The study also concluded that over the past 12 months 27 per cent of employers felt isolated, 32 per cent of supervisors reported being stressed or constantly under pressure and 27 per cent of workers were being given too much work.According to the study, although many businesses are affected by COVID-19, there has been an improvement in workplace mental health overall. Since 2017 an additional 12.5 per cent of NSW businesses reported to have taken effective action to create mentally healthy workplaces.Insights from this study, along with evaluation and independent expert advice, have informed a refreshed NSW Mentally Healthy Workplaces Strategy, set to be released next month.Access the Worker mental health during COVID-19 report (PDF 635kb) /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Anderson, Australia, building, covid-19, Employees, Government, health, health services, innovation, Investment, isolation, mental health, Minister, New South Wales, NSW, pandemic, regulation, wellbeinglast_img read more

Street artist Bradley Theodore funks up a Rolls-Royce Phantom

first_img RELATED TAGSRolls-RoyceLuxuryLuxury CarsLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” So, is this an appropriate way to add funk to a Rolls-Royce, or just a waste of metal and paint? You tell us. Is this Rolls-Royce art car high-brow? Or low-effort?Very avant-garde! I like it.Bleh, it looks like a five-year-old did it.VoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comTake Our Poll Trending in Canada COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Rolls-Royce of Abu Dhabi shared mid-December some photos of the latest collaboration between artist Bradley Theodore and the famed British marque. And before we get into the deets, it’s probably best you take a look for yourself, because the beauty is in the eye of the beholder on this one.   “What happens when art and luxury combines?” the Facebook post reads. Uh, this, apparently… See More Videos Someone actually bought BMW’s spaghetti-coloured i3This rainbow Phantom features thick dashes of periwinkle, sea-foam, canary yellow, cherry red and white along the car’s body, similar to the style he applied to a Wraith back in 2017.  https://www.facebook.com/RollsRoyceADM/posts/2853867431339227Theodore is famous for his liberal use of big, bold colours, and so this quite readily fits into his portfolio. But does it fit Rolls-Royce’s?Before you answer that, keep in mind the Rolls-Royce Phantom starts in Canada at north of half a mil, and that Theodore and R-R have worked together before. The Turks and Caicos-born artist previously painted a Wraith, and has inked multiple interpretations of other Rolls-Royce cars. RELATEDcenter_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca ‹ Previous Next › This guy hired a graffiti artist to spray paint his rare Lamborghini advertisement We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videoslast_img read more

Chang Assures Careful Monitoring of Mine Leak

first_img By DOUGLAS McINTOSH, JIS Reporter Chang Assures Careful Monitoring of Mine Leak MiningJuly 22, 2011 RelatedChang Assures Careful Monitoring of Mine Leak FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Steps are being taken to clean up the site of last week’s reported chemical contamination at the former Ausjam gold mine in Pennants, Clarendon. According to Minister Housing, Environment and Water, Dr. Horace Chang, the effort has included the relocation of over seven tonnes of sodium cyanide, which was being stored in a container at the mine, formerly operated by the Australian firm, Ausjam Mining Limited, which was identified as the source of the leak. Addressing journalists during a media briefing at the offices of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Cross Roads, St. Andrew, on Monday July 18, 2011, Dr, Chang explained that a multi-agency approach, headed by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) NEPA, was undertaken to deal with the matter.  This included contracting the services of an environmental science consultancy firm, C.L Environmental Company Limited, as well as the establishment of team of experts to undertake a series of activities to address the problem. The Stakeholders include the University of the West Indies (UWI) and civil and environmental engineers. The Minister said they were mandated to cordon off and secure the area of contamination from unauthorized entry; erect signs advising of the danger therein and designating the area as restricted; arrest the leak; and remove the risk posed by the leaking container.     “We have cordoned the area, made it secure, put up the appropriate signs and maintained a security guard in place to prevent anyone from entering the area,” the minister reported. He assured residents of the area that there has been careful monitoring of developments to ensure their safety. Dr. Chang also advised that the principals of Ausjam are currently in Jamaica and are in discussions with NEPA and the Mines and Geology Division of the Ministry of Energy and Mining, regarding their input in cleaning up the site. He also assured that NEPA will monitor all of the activities being undertaken. Chief Executive Officer of NEPA, Peter Knight, said that the special team is working “feverishly” to complete its work by Friday July 22. In thanking all of the stakeholders involved, Member of Parliament for North Central Clarendon and Labour and Social Security Minister, Hon. Pearnel Charles, assured that no one was endangered by the leak. Pennants is a part of his constituency. Advertisements RelatedChang Assures Careful Monitoring of Mine Leak RelatedChang Assures Careful Monitoring of Mine Leaklast_img read more

Multi family units are composting

first_imgHomeNewsEnvironmentMulti family units are composting Jul. 31, 2017 at 6:20 amEnvironmentMulti family units are compostingMarina Andalon4 years agocommunity corporationcommunity corporation of santa monicadaily pressenvironmentglobal greensanta monica daily presssanta monica environmentsmdpGardening know how  Residents in Santa Monica are collecting their food scraps and saving them to create a natural soil.Recently Global Green, Santa Monica based non-profit has educated over 650 households on the benefits of composting food scraps and provided valuable training and resources. This action has led to nearly 85,000 pounds of organic waste being composted.Composting is the natural recycling of organic materials like food scraps and yard waste. Through the natural process where bacteria and other living organisms break down the scraps and yard waste are formed into a more basic building block of soil.The end product of the process is something that you can add to soil to give it greater nutritional value, for the plants, and aid in its ability to retain water.Global Green is an advocate for sustainable living and launched the food scrap pilot project in 2014 with the goal being to divert food scraps from landfills and find the best practice in effective tenant outreach engagement.They wanted to see what could guide a large-scale program. It gained a lot of support in 2016, and financial support from the Walmart Foundation.It wasn’t long until Global Green expanded to 17 new and mostly low to middle income multifamily dwellings.Global Green is consistently working in collaboration with municipalities, housing association, haulers, and property managers throughout this initiative, including the City of Santa Monica, including the Community Corporation of Santa Monica.Community Corporation of Santa Monica Project Manager, John Mimms said, “We are taking on this initiative to try and help our residents in their buildings. Many municipalities already require organic composting in single-family homes and often in commercial establishments. Multifamily housing has been overlooked often because of a number of barriers to implementation.”Mimms using the example of a single family home or business generates the trash and tasked with paying for its removal and dealing with it. In a multifamily property, those who generate the trash do not have to pay for its removal nor are responsible for its removal. Instead it’s a 3rd party, the property manager, who is responsible. That gap between generation and responsibility is one of the challenges in a successful program.Community Corporation of Santa Monica believes the partnership will bring positive actions to the City and will educate and engage residents to be responsible and aware of their trash production.The reaction to this program has been positive as many tenants felt the program was and is important and viewed it favorably, despite the extra work.“The idea is to create a culture within our resident community’s and also with our partners and management agencies to develop ways to improve the resident experience by including things like composting,” said Les McCabe, President and CEO of Global Green in a recent press release.Mimms explains Community Corporation of Santa Monica is assisting residents with resources to make composting as easy as possible.“Through Global Green we provided each participating property individuals small composting pails for them to collect food scraps. There were outreach events to educate residents on what types of things could go into the organic bin,” said Mimms.More recently Community Corporation has installed dispensers and are providing compostable liner bags to help encourage participation and perhaps reduce the unpleasant byproducts of the process.All of the participating properties are located in Santa Monica, from the Pico neighborhood to Mid City to Ocean Park.For residents who want to learn more and participate, the City of Santa Monica has community gardens, master gardeners, and compost give away. They also sell more contained composting systems like a tumbler bin or even a worm bin where people, even in apartments and limited space, can divert their organic waste and create high quality compost they can use in their own houseplants, outdoor plantings, and raised bed gardens.“While we’re taking on the initiative to try to help our residents at our buildings, people don’t need to wait for someone else to take the first step,” said Mimms.For more information you can visit http://[email protected] :community corporationcommunity corporation of santa monicadaily pressenvironmentglobal greensanta monica daily presssanta monica environmentsmdpshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentMarina Andalonview all posts2017 Jazz on the Lawn Summer Concert SeriesHow are environmentalists using Instagram to further their causes?You Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsLocal author looks to explore emotions in new children’s bookBrennon Dixson3 months agoFeaturedNewsSen. 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Qualcomm takes C-V2X to California

first_img Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US? Qualcomm teamed with local officials in California and the state’s Department of Transportation (DoT) to trial cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology, aiming to demonstrate its ability to improve road safety and alleviate congestion.Testing is already underway and expected to run throughout the remainder of the year. It is running within a three-mile corridor of two major roads featuring radio and processing units based on Qualcomm’s C-V2X platform installed along the side.Qualcomm said the programme was designed by the San Diego Regional Proving Grounds (SDRPG) to test vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) use cases including notifications for speed limits, road closures and travel times. SDRPG is a government group comprising the California DoT, City of Chula Vista and San Diego Association of Governments.Bill Valle, director of engineering for Chula Vista, stated insights gleaned from the tests will “help inform policies and produce new systems that are expected to result in a safer and more efficient transportation network for the region”.The C-V2X standard uses LTE technology to connect vehicles to one another, roadside infrastructure, other road users and cloud-based services. In late 2019, US officials advanced a proposal to allocate 20MHz of spectrum in the 5.9GHz band to the technology.Qualcomm’s involvement in the California tests expands on its participation in other C-V2X trials underway in Virginia and Colorado. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Español Author 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 Previous ArticleOnePlus returns to its roots with NordNext ArticleT-Mobile gears up for SA 5G debut Related Mobile Mix: AI, Android and open RANcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 21 JUL 2020 Las operadoras respaldan el papel de Qualcomm en la RAN abierta Diana Goovaerts Home Qualcomm takes C-V2X to California Tags CV2XQualcommlast_img read more