Last year Milwaukee moved more than 318,000 metric tonnes of cargo through the St. Lawrence Seaway – a 22 percent increase compared with 2008.Eric Reinelt, port director, is due to accept the award on behalf of the port and the city.He said: “Milwaukee has always looked to the Seaway as a vital marine trade route for moving manufactured and agricultural goods to market and receiving essential imports.”That was especially true in 2009 as we saw an increase in grain exports and handled an 800,000 pound transformer – the biggest piece of project cargo we’ve moved in recent years.”
Rakuten and Sercomm have introduced the first virtualized small cell solution. Jointly developed by Rakuten and Sercomm, the small cell offers enhanced user experience by leveraging the world’s first end-to-end cloud-native technology. Adopting next-generation network architecture, the virtualized small cell answers the needs of the telecom industry by providing easy-to-install, high performance, expandable flexibility and seamless migration to 5G networks.The companies are showcasing the product at this week’s Mobile World Congress 2019.By splitting the distributed unit (DU) and control unit (CU), the virtualized small cell offers a disruptive solution for mobile networks. Through its powerful CU computing capability, the virtualized small cell, with joint processing and cooperative radio sharing capability, can be dynamically installed as needed. The virtualized small cell enables a true end-to-end cloud-native platform which does not only greatly improves reliability, but also facilitates a heterogeneous network. The virtualized small cell supports 4G LTE and is 5G upgradable with renewed DUs. By adopting an open, virtualized and split RAN (Radio Access Network), telecom operators can enjoy cost savings and fast time-to-market without the hassles of traditional base station installation. Integrated with 2.4G/5G dual-band Wi-Fi capability, in addition to new installation, the virtualized small cells can easily replace the existing Wi-Fi APs on site to reduce deployment effort without sacrificing Wi-Fi functionality. The small cell also supports PoE (Power-over-Ethernet), making it ideal for ceiling or wall-mounted installation at residential, commercial and industrial sites, such as apartments, residential complexes, office buildings, shopping malls, and factories.Click here to see more news from MWC 2019.
RelatedMovie Review – HarrietBy David Lee Zamora Special to the Parade Harriet is a thrilling and exciting film filled with powerful acting that tells the story of Harriet Tubman (Cynthia Erivo) and her journey from slave to one of America’s greatest abolitionists. The film starts by showing Harriet dealing with her struggles…December 13, 2019In “News”‘Craft’ second film in Foreign Film FestivalAt 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, hard on the heels of a stunning political satire from Argentina, the Laguna Madre Foreign Film Festival now brings a highly engaging show, this time from Brazil. Riscado, with the English title of Craft, takes a close look at the trials and tribulations of…January 10, 2013In “South Padre Parade”Movie Review: Where’d You Go, BernadetteBy DAVID LEE ZAMORA Special to the Parade Where’d You Go, Bernadette, based on the novel by Maria Semple, follows Bernadette Fox (Cate Blanchett), a famed architect turned stay-at-home mother who finds any human interaction with anybody outside of her family challenging and stressful. All this builds up on the…August 30, 2019In “News” Share By David Lee ZamoraSpecial to the ParadeJudy is a way better Bohemian Rhapsody, a movie that truly makes you feel for Judy Garland (Renee Zellweger) and her struggles to make money and to take back custody of her children from her ex-husband. Garland played Dorothy in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and was a singer and dancer. The pressures and environment of early stardom plagued Garland with alcohol and substance abuse and insomnia. Film executives told her she was unattractive and forced her work countless hours without sleep or food.Just to clarify, I’m not saying Bohemian Rhapsody was bad, but that it missed its mark by just focusing on Freddy Mercury and his life while leaving the rest of Queen in the background. Judy, on the other hand, intentionally focuses on one person, and that’s Judy Garland, and because of this singular-focus, the film emphasizes the horrible struggles Garland went through as a child, like film studio staff giving her appetite-suppressing amphetamines in fear of her gaining weight for The Wizard of Oz shoots.This film leaves no doubt that her teen years were hell, and that’s shown through flashbacks throughout the film.One of the great things about this film is the performance of Renee Zellweger. She truly does wear her emotions on her sleeves, making you feel her fear when she realises that shes going to perform on stage in front of hundreds of people again, or her sadness when she brings up her kids. It’s not just Zellweger: everyone else is great too. Finn Wittrock, who plays Garland’s new husband, Mickey Deans, comes off as a charming man who’s genuinely interested in Garland, but there’s something off about him that’s shown later on. His character is one of my favorites in the film; favorite in the fact that I love to hate him.I had no problem with this film. If I had to think of one, I couldn’t. Well, maybe one little thing: when Garland’s coworkers take her out for a surprise goodbye cake, they all say it looks delicious, but in my opinion, it just looks disgusting. Like a creamy mess of a cake. Yeah, that’s my only problem with the film. Regardless of the cake, the happy ending is good: it makes a good send off to her flawed-but-good, kind-hearted character. This film is a typical musician biopic that tells you about the subject, with a bit of made-up stuff to add to the film. It’s very reminiscent of the film Selena or La Bamba, and if you enjoy these films for their stories and music, then you should try Judy.
Khalil highlights Friday night actionThe 2018 Rainforest Waters Senior National Squash Championships continued on Friday night at the Georgetown Club Courts with the four quarter -finals in the Men’s Open, the lone remaining Women’s quarter-final match and matches in the Men’s Veterans, Men’s Plate and Women’s Plate.The top four seeds in the Men’s Open draw all progressed in straight games to the semifinals which were scheduled for last night.However, the match of the night saw Jason-Ray Khalil had to overcome a testing challenge from top junior player Shomari Wiltshire.First on court was No. 2 seed Richard Chin who defeated Robert Fernandes in straight games 11 – 6, 11 – 6, 11 – 5.Defending champion Alex Arjoon was next on court against former Junior Caribbean champion Damian Da Silva. Arjoon won the first game 11 – 4, and then took an even closer second game 11 – 8. He closed out the match with an emphatic 11 – 1 win in the third game.Jason-Ray Khalil was next on court against Shomari Wiltshire. Jason won the first game 11- 6. The second game went back and forth with Wiltshire having two game balls at 10 – 9 and again at 12 – 11 but Khalil eventually prevailed 14 – 12.The furious pace of the second game took its toll on both players but more on Wiltshire as Khalil easily won the third game 11 – 2. The battle between former national champions Nyron Joseph and Regan Pollard was comfortably won in straight games by Joseph 11 – 6, 11 – 5, 11 – 6.In the last of the Women’s quarter final matches, two junior players Abosaide Cadogan and Sarah Lewis were pitted against each other with Cadogan easily winning the match 11 – 3, 11 – 6, 11 – 3.The match up in the Men’s semifinals will see defending champion Alex Arjoon taking on Jason-Ray Khalil while No.2 seed Richard Chin comes up against Nyron Joseph.In the Women’s semis Mary Fung-A-Fat will play Abosaide Cadogan while Ashley Khalil will battle against Taylor Fernandes.Results of the matches played on Friday evening are as follows.Men’s OpenAlex Arjoon beat Damian Da Silva 11 – 4, 11 – 8, 11 – 1.Richard Chin beat Robert Fernandes 11 – 6, 11 – 6, 11 – 5.Jason-Ray Khalil beat Shomari Wiltshire 11 – 6, 14 – 12, 11 – 2.Nyron Joseph beat Regan Pollard 11 – 6, 11 – 5, 11 – 6.Women’s OpenAbosaide Cadogan defeated Sarah Lewis 11 – 3, 11 – 6, 11 – 3.Men’s PlateSamuel Ince-Carvalhal beat Joshua Abdool 11 – 9, 11 – 3, 11 – 5.Johnathan Antczak beat Gianni Carpenter 11 – 6, 11 – 4, 11 – 8.Women’s PlateKirsten Gomes beat Madison Fernandes 12 – 10, 7 – 11, 6 – 11, 11 – 7, 11 – 8.Men’s Veterans Over 35Garfield Wiltshire defeated Tony Farnum 11 – 4, 11 – 5, 11 – 2.Brian Yong beat Lloyd Fung-A-Fat 11 – 6, 11 – 3, 11 – 4.