Apple, Facebook, Google press for Wi-Fi at 6GHz

first_img AppleFacebookGoogleQualcommWi-Fi Related Tags Michael O’Rielly, a commissioner at the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), suggested the agency take up a proceeding to open the 6GHz band for Wi-Fi use after a study commissioned by tech titans showed coexistence with incumbent services is possible.In a meeting with FCC Commissioners, RFK Engineering presented the results of an interference study ordered by Apple, Facebook, Google and Qualcomm, among others. The report concluded Wi-Fi services in the 6GHz band would not cause harmful interference with existing services in the band if the Wi-Fi networks use established interference mitigation techniques and abide by rules similar to those in place for the 5GHz Wi-Fi band.O’Rielly said in a Twitter post the study answers many questions around technical interference issues. While he acknowledged more work needs to be done before any ruling is made, O’Rielly added the issue “needs to be a summer FCC NPRM [Notice of Proposed Rulemaking]”.Industry supportThe US currently uses spectrum in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands for Wi-Fi, while the 6GHz band is reserved primarily for fixed satellite service and fixed microwave links.In response to an FCC inquiry exploring flexible use between 3.7GHz and 24GHz, a coalition of technology companies argued in October 2017 the 6GHz band should also be opened up for Wi-Fi use, citing a shortage of unlicensed spectrum. Apple, Broadcom, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Sony, and others committed to producing 6GHz-enabled devices “in a timely manner” if the FCC opens up the band.“Unlicensed spectrum lowers barriers to entry, expands consumer connectivity, and allows more enterprises to take advantage of new business processes, thereby driving innovation and investment across the economy. By opening the 6GHz band to unlicensed use, the Commission can support these advances,” they stated. Featured Content Author Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US? Home Apple, Facebook, Google press for Wi-Fi at 6GHzcenter_img KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move 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 ArticleFord strikes two acquisitions in major mobility pushNext ArticleDidi plans third AI lab as competition grows Diana Goovaerts Mobile Mix: AI, Android and open RAN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 26 JAN 2018 last_img read more

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Marvel Studios unveils new ‘Captain Marvel’ trailer

first_imgMarvel Studios(LOS ANGELES) — Monday Night Football likely had lots of new viewers Monday night, as Marvel Studios dropped a new trailer to its upcoming Captain Marvel during halftime of the game between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles on ESPN. The trailer was also posted online, for those who weren’t willing to wade through all the sports to get to the comic book-based action.The second trailer fleshes out more of the 1990s-set movie’s plot. Oscar winner Brie Larson plays the titular heroine — who was once Carol Danvers, an Air Force fighter pilot.An accident infuses her with alien superpowers — indeed, her Captain Marvel is just about the most powerful character in the Marvel Comics universe — but the incident wipes away her past life.“Your life began the day it nearly ended. We found you with no memory,” Annette Bening’s character says. “We made you one of us.”“Us,” is a Kree — an alien “race of noble warrior heroes,” as Danvers explains to Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury after she returns to Earth. There, she explains to him about the intergalactic war between the Kree and the shape-shifting Skrulls, which leaves Earth stuck in the middle.Danvers is haunted by flashes of her past life on earth, and a sense of duty to protect the planet. Larson’s Captain Marvel is the first female character to front her own movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As teased during the post-credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War, she’s could be the only hope humanity has after Thanos’ finger-snap wipes out half of all living things in the universe.The movie, which also stars Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, and Clark Gregg, opens March 8.Marvel Studios is owned by ABC News’ parent company Disney.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Mario Balotelli is on the verge of completing his move to Marseille

first_imgAdvertisement 7eiNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsc7yiwWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Epjv( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2s2aWould you ever consider trying this?😱2w6quCan your students do this? 🌚z29tRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Italian centre forward Mario Balotelli is on the vetve of completing his move towards Marseille from OGC Nice. The former Liverpool centre forward also had a chance to go back to the Premier League. West Ham United were primarily interested to sign Balotelli in this January transfer window. However, later on they did not make any significant move to land Mario Balotelli. So a return to Premier League is not possible for Mario Balotelli at this moment.Advertisement The 28 year old Italian centre forward will earn £2.7 million for the rest of the 17 matches left in this season for Marseille. His medical is going to take place later on today. Mario Balotelli was in good form in the last two seasons. However, the Italian centre forward was not able to score a single goal in this season. However the 28 year old Italian centre forward received 5 bookings in the first 10 matches in this season.Advertisement The Italian centre forward is going to be more careful about his disciplinary action from now on. Mario Balotelli’s contract with OGC Nice is going to expire at the end of this season. The Italian centre forward will be a player of Marseille for the rest of the season.Everton show interest in Michy Batshuayi in permanent dealAdvertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more

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Parents slam rusty and rickety playground

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows Maryknoll parents who have long advocated for a revamp of the town’s playground describe upgrades to surrounding…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Poch wants Levy to secure new deals and give him £150m transfer kitty

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO will ask Tottenham for £150million to overhaul his squad this summer, according to reports.The Spurs boss is set to meet chief Daniel Levy and billionaire owner Joe Lewis this week and wants assurances money will be provided help mount a title challenge next season.5 Mauricio Pochettino wants assurances club will keep best players and make additionsCredit: PA:Empics SportHe also wants his star players to be offered new deals ahead of the World Cup, before committing his long-term future in North London, say Telegraph Sport.Levy wants Poch to pen a new contract worth around £8.5m-a-year.But the Spurs boss wants to know where the club are going after spending £850m on their new stadium before putting pen to paper.Pochettino has accepted the club cannot financially compete with their rivals at the top of the Premier League.RETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesMISS-RON IMPOSSIBLERonaldo LOSES Golden Boot race after axe from Juve squad for final game5 Mauricio Pochettino wants Daniel Levy (right) and billionaire owner Joe Lewis (left) to splash to cashCredit: PA:Press Association5 Mauricio Pochettino wants new deals for his star playersCredit: ReutersBut with another Champions League campaign next season, he feels the next step has to be leading a squad that can challenge on all fronts.Keeping Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen, Eric Dier and Hugo Lloris is vital to his plans moving forward.SPEND MAUR OR ELSE Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino urges Daniel Levy to ‘be brave and take risks’ in order to transform clubAll six players are set to be offered new contracts this summer.Pochettino also wants the nod to sell anybody he believes he can replace.Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele could all lave this summer.All three will need to be replaced with the futures of Victor Wanyama, Fernando Llorente and Moussa Sissoko uncertain.Wilfried Zaha and Ryan Sessegnon are both on his summer shopping list with Anthony Martial and Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic’s situations being closely monitored.5 Spurs will have to smash £42m club transfer record to land Wilfried ZahaCredit: Getty Images – Getty5 Spurs are also keen on Fulham kid Ryan SessegnonCredit: REUTERSAny tilt at landing big names will require Spurs breaking their club record transfer fee of £42m shelled out to Ajax for Davidson Sanchez last year.Pochettino wants decisive action and not for the club to be slow out of the blocks in terms of recruitment, which has cost Spurs in the past.Levy waited until Kyle Walker joined Manchester City for £50m before doing any business last summer and Pochettino will not want a repeat of that scenario this year.He is also fearful that some of Europe’s biggest clubs will attempt to unsettle his stars if new contracts are not agreed before they jet off for the World Cup with their respective countries.The best Premier League goals of the season: what was your favourite?last_img read more

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Volleyball: Sept. 2 Scoreboard

first_imgSoutheastern Louisiana 3, Southern 0HAMMOND, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana volleyball team quickly dispatched of Southern, 25-4, 25-23, 25-9, for a three-set win Tuesday in its 2014 home opener at the University Center. Southeastern Louisiana returns to the road this coming weekend, facing George Washington, host James Madison and Hampton at the JMU Invitational in Harrisonburg, Virginia.- Return to top – Southeastern Louisiana 3, Southern 0New Orleans 3, Mississippi Valley State 0Houston Baptist 3, Prairie View A&M 1Texas-Arlington 3, Abilene Christian 0 The Huskies will be heading to Colorado Springs, Colo. for the Air Force Tournament. They will first play Weber State on Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. They will continue to play Air Force on Sept. 6, followed by a match against Marist later that evening to conclude the tournament.- Return to top – In the kill department, Sander led the way with 11 kills. Berry added eight, and freshmen, Mikayla Sellers-Wiebe and Rondolyn Bryant added seven and six kills respectively. Celeste Ramirez led the way in digs with 10. Sara Hammoutene had 32 assists and five digs along with three kills. Southeastern (2-2) was led by sophomore Parrie Hartley, who recorded the first double-double of her career with 16 kills and 13 digs. The Lady Lions posted a .354 attack percentage as a team and held Southern (1-4) to .010 on the attack. Texas-Arlington 3, Abilene Christian 0ABILENE, Texas – A raucous and energetic student crowd warmly welcomed the Abilene Christian volleyball team back to Moody Coliseum Tuesday night for their home opener against UT-Arlington, but the Mavs’ remained unfazed by the constant flow of distractions and responded with a 3-0 victory to keep the Wildcats winless on the young season.UTA improved to 3-1 with the 25-21, 25-11, 25-18 victory, while ACU fell to 0-4.The Mavericks hit .351 with 46 kills using a two-setter system. Amanda Welsh was credited with 22 assists and two of her team’s four service aces and Cassidy Wheeler came through with 19 assists, five digs, a kill and an ace.Qiana Canete hit .258 and led her side with 12 kill. Additionally, three of her teammates went without an attacking error despite registering eight or more attempts.On defense, the Mavs dug out 44 of 105 Wildcats’ attacks and outblocked the home team 7-3, with Ashley Bennett getting up to the net four times (one solo, three assists).Junior Jennie Loerch carried the Wildcats for most of the night, coming through with 17 kills on 33 attempts (.394). Newcomers Corinne Grandcolas and Taylor Nix also combined for two blocks, while sophomore Lexi Mercier had a solo block.The Wildcats certainly had their chances to win game one after three consecutive attack errors by the Mavs put them ahead at 21-20, but a service error tied the score at 21-21 and then Canete gave her side the lead for good with her fourth kill of the set. Following that point, UTA went on to receive a kill from Taylor Gross, one of two solo blocks from Stacey Koch and a game-winning kill from Cassidy Wheeler.ACU trailed from start-to-finish in game two, and in game three could never take the lead despite tying the score four times, the last at 14-14. From there, the Mavs scored six of the next seven points in pushing their advantage to 20-15. Canete ripped two more kills over the final seven possessions. UTA also got late points from Ashley Bennett, Hannah Baptiste and a Wildcat service error.The Wildcats return to action Saturday for a doubleheader at Texas State’s Delta Zeta Classic, where they will battle North Texas (9:30 a.m.) and the host Bobcats (2 p.m.).- Return to top – In the third and final set, the Privateers were once again in complete command, building a 20-3 advantage. The service game was in full force as New Orleans racked up 14 aces. Sander had six aces and Berry added three. New Orleans 3, Mississippi Valley State 0NEW ORLEANS, La. – The New Orleans Privateers volleyball team (2-2) got off to a fast start and cruised to a three-set victory over the Mississippi Valley State Devilettes, winning 25-10, 25-20, and 25-9 at the Human Performance Center on Tuesday night. New Orleans will next face Arkansas-Pine Bluff as part of the UNO Invitational. The match is set for 7 p.m. at the Human Performance Center.- Return to top – The Huskies outblocked the Panthers 10-4. HBU also outhit Prairie View A&M 54 kills to 40. The Huskies outdug the Panthers by only one dig. Southern’s best offensive effort (.167 attack percentage) came during the second set as they forced the Lady Lions into a tight contest. Southeastern held off the Lady Jaguars and rebounded in the third set with its best offensive effort (.458 attack percentage) of the night, leaving little doubt as to the eventual outcome. All 14 members of the squad saw game action against Southern.center_img Dominating out of the gate, Southeastern rattled off seven-straight points to open the first set and eventually built a 13-1 advantage on the serving of Mikayla Shippy and Hartley. Mississippi Valley State was led by Halle Gayten and Halee Clark who each contributed five kills. Kayondra Hood and Alexandria Garland had five assists. The Devilettes had 13 digs on the night as a team. Hartley led all players in kills, hitting a career-best .500 over the course of the match, while Shippy handed out 27 assists. Morgan Todd led all players with 20 digs. Shippy (three), Hartley (two), Morgan Miller (two) and Tiffany Thomas (one) all served up aces for the Lady Lions. Senior outside hitter Bailey Keith had 13 kills against Prairie View, while senior outside hitter Megan McStravick had nine kills. Sophomore setter Kayla Armer had a match-high of 41 assists for HBU (1-3) to go along with her nine digs. Senior libero Haley Hoffman tied for a match-high of 16 digs for the Huskies.   Coach Millicent Van Norden stated about the win, “I’m proud of the girls and the way they defended the home court in front of a great crowd. Cara has been really strong for us, and I challenged the rest of our hitters to become more involved and they stepped up and did well tonight.” Marisol Macias led Southern’s offensive attack with eight kills and Phalen Clark dished out 20 assists. Diamond Williams posted 14 digs to lead the Lady Jaguars. Houston Baptist 3, Prairie View A&M 1PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – HBU sophomore Jessica Wooten recorded a match-high of 15 kills for the Huskies in their 3-1 (25-17, 25-6, 20-25, 25-11) victory over the Panthers Tuesday evening at the William Nicks Building. The Privateers raced out to an early 10-1 lead as Mississippi Valley State had four attack errors by the time the first timeout was called. New Orleans was able to coast from there behind a balanced attack, led by Cara Sander and Taylor Berry. The Privateers had a little more trouble overcoming Mississippi Valley State in the second set. After appearing to earn a point to move ahead 6-4, a call was changed and the score was flipped to 5-5. The Devilettes won the next four rallies, and the Privateers were playing from behind. New Orleans eventually tied it at 19-19, and an ace by Berry keyed an 8-1 run to close out the second set. Lenicia Tyson recorded 11 kills for the Panthers. Ana Kiso led Prairie View with 30 assists. LaKeisha Allen tied for a match-high of 16 digs, while Jasmine Lewis recorded 11 digs for the Panthers.  last_img read more

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Jefferson City airport reopens

first_imgThe Jefferson City Airport is again open.The airport reopened Wednesday afternoon after 51 days of being closed as the Missouri River rose to and remained above major flood stage.Officials say the runway lights are out and the air traffic control tower is down so flights are limited to daytime hours.At its height the floodwaters covered the airport and much of the property in north Jefferson City after overwhelming levees.last_img

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2nd Test, Day 2: Kane Williamson leads Kiwi fightback after Australia declare

first_imgKane Williamson burnished his growing reputation but the spectre of the follow-on still loomed large over New Zealand who reached 140 for two at stumps on the second day of the second Test at the WACA on Saturday.Williamson was unbeaten on 70, the 25-year-old’s third successive 50-plus score in the series, after Australia had earlier declared their first innings at 559-9.Ross Taylor (26) was batting at the other end with New Zealand 419 runs behind and still needing another 220 to avoid the ignominy of the follow-on.Left-arm paceman Mitchell Starc trapped Martin Guptill lbw for one in the third over of New Zealand’s innings, while Tom Latham (36) fell to Nathan Lyon after raising 81 runs with Williamson.Earlier, Australian opener David Warner was finally dismissed for 253 at the start of the opening session after adding just nine runs to his monumental overnight tally.The hosts lost five wickets after lunch for the addition of just 73 runs as the Australian batsmen tried to build up the score ahead of the declaration.Steve Smith also declared in both innings of the first test Brisbane, which Australia won by 208 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.New Zealand’s bowlers had managed just one maiden between them as Australia racked up 416 for two on Friday and the nine they notched up in the opening session were indicative of a far more disciplined effort.WARNER REWARDTheir first reward was the key wicket of Warner, who had savaged the tourists with two centuries in the first test at the Gabba and wreaked carnage with his maiden double century on Friday.advertisementAlso read: ‘Genius’ David Warner makes it all look so easy at the WACA Clearly fatigued after nearly seven hours batting in the fierce Perth heat, the 29-year-old became the 12th Australian to score 250 in a test before being caught at second slip by Mark Craig off the bowling of Trent Boult.Warner had faced 286 balls over 409 minutes in the 11th highest innings scored on Australian soil, notching 24 fours and two sixes and taking his tally for the series to 532 runs at an average of 177.33.Captain Smith followed him back to dressing after scoring 27 runs from 91 balls when he tried to heave young paceman Matt Henry out of the ground but only managed to edge the ball to wicketkeeper BJ Watling.That set the tone for a second session in which Australia’s middle and lower orders, deprived of batting in the series so far by the success of the top order, looked to ramp up the tally.Western Australians Adam Voges (41) and Mitch Marsh (34) made the most of their chance, while the wickets of Peter Nevill (19), Mitchell Johnson (2) and Starc (0) added some respectability to off-spinner Craig’s figures (3-123).last_img read more

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13 days agoDONE DEAL: Burnley goalkeeper Harry Allen joins Curzon Ashton

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Burnley goalkeeper Harry Allen joins Curzon Ashtonby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley youth team goalkeeper Harry Allen has joined Vanarama National League North side Curzon Ashton on a short-term loan.The former Manchester United shot stopper has joined U23 goalkeeper Kai Calderbank-Park, who is also on loan at the Ashton-under-Lyne Club.Allen has played in all, but one league matches for Tony Philliskirk’s side this season in the U18 Professional Development League.Meanwhile, Calderbank-Park is currently away on international duty for Australia U19’s, with the goalkeeper returning back to England on Tuesday. last_img read more

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Government Examining Long-term Solutions to Advance Coffee Industry

first_img Mr. Shaw advised that the Government wants to position local coffee as an essential ingredient in the increased production of a range of value-added products, such as liqueurs, candles, soaps, scrubs, sweets, chocolates and ice cream. Among the solutions suggested is the reduction of infringements on the Jamaica Blue Mountain and Jamaica High Mountain coffee trademarks on the international scene, as well as locally, through the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA). He said Japan public- and private-sector interests have visited coffee farms in Jamaica, such as the Clifton Mount Coffee Estate and the Mavis Bank Coffee Factory and have invested in the Japanese-owned Ueshima Coffee Company, Craighton Estate, located in Irish Town, St. Andrew. Story Highlights Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the Government is examining long-term solutions that will place the coffee industry in a better position.Among the solutions suggested is the reduction of infringements on the Jamaica Blue Mountain and Jamaica High Mountain coffee trademarks on the international scene, as well as locally, through the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA).It also includes variety monitoring activities to ensure adaptability and disease resistance.“Variety trials have, so far, been carried out on two farms… one in the Blue Mountain region and the other in the Jamaica High Mountain region. Approximately 20 varieties are being evaluated with quality evaluations slated to begin shortly,” the Minister said.Mr. Shaw’s remarks were read by Minister without Portfolio in the Economic Growth and Job Creation Ministry, Hon. Daryl Vaz, at a press conference to launch Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Day and to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), at Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) offices in New Kingston on January 4.    The MOU, which was signed by JAMPRO, JACRA and the Jamaica Coffee Exporters Association (JCEA), establishes a formal framework to guide a promotional campaign and marketing strategy to support the Jamaica Blue Mountain and Jamaica High Mountain coffees.To be observed on January 9 between Jamaica and Japan, the Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Day is being held in recognition of the formidable relationship forged between the two countries since 1953 when Jamaica sent its first shipment of coffee to the Asian country.It also marks the day the largest shipment of coffee left the port of Kingston en route to Japan in 1967.Other solutions being examined are the implementation of a coffee nursery policy to guide the way nurseries operate, in order to adequately regulate and monitor varieties that are cultivated; and the establishment of a coffee training institute, aimed at certifying the regulatory cup testers.“The (nursery) policy is currently in its draft stage and will be completed by the first quarter of the financial year 2019. The regulatory cup testers would lead the way as certified trainers for the industry stakeholders, including coffee shop personnel, coffee makers in hotels and restaurants,” Mr. Shaw said.He pointed out that the training institute, which is to be housed at JACRA, will be fully operational by September.Mr. Shaw advised that the Government wants to position local coffee as an essential ingredient in the increased production of a range of value-added products, such as liqueurs, candles, soaps, scrubs, sweets, chocolates and ice cream.“An expanded value-added production will ensure a sustainable Jamaican coffee industry and contribute, ultimately, to a sustainable agricultural sector,” he said.For her part, JAMPRO President, Diane Edwards, said her entity’s role will be to coordinate a number of agencies and companies in a national effort “to reposition the brand of Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee and Jamaica High Mountain Coffee to build the whole industry”.“We need to raise the industry and to raise the profile of the brand. We have a premium product, we have an amazing brand, but that brand has been underserved in the international market,” she said.In his remarks, Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Hiromasa Yamazaki, said his country is the largest consumer of Jamaican coffee, with an average of 70 per cent of coffee being shipped to that country.He said Japan public- and private-sector interests have visited coffee farms in Jamaica, such as the Clifton Mount Coffee Estate and the Mavis Bank Coffee Factory and have invested in the Japanese-owned Ueshima Coffee Company, Craighton Estate, located in Irish Town, St. Andrew.“We recognise their significant efforts to produce and promote (Jamaica) Blue Mountain Coffee locally and internationally,” he said.For his part, Chairman of the JCEA, Norman Grant, said the association plans to establish a Secretariat and engage with social media to promote and rebuild Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee.last_img read more

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