NMDVS News:Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has issued a message and proclamation designating Sunday, March 29: “National Vietnam War Veterans Day” in New Mexico.“As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to take a moment to recognize our Vietnam War veterans on this day: March 29…National Vietnam War Veterans Day.“March 29 is the day our nation recognizes the men and women who were denied a proper welcome upon returning home from their service in Vietnam.“Today many in our nation may debate the merits of that war. However, in issuing a state proclamation declaring the day as “National Vietnam War Veterans Day” in New Mexico, I think there should be no debate about recognizing and thanking the men and women who served in Vietnam—and thanking their families—for their sacrifices made when answering the call for military service.“To our Vietnam War veterans, ‘Welcome Home’.” Governor’s Official Proclamation
Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletters To access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week.
To access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week. Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletters
The 200 m-long bridge was installed using SPMTs, as opposed to traditional methods, in order to speed up the operation and to reduce costs.”This bridge is essential for easing the city’s traffic congestion as part of the new highway and we were proud to take part in this complex and challenging bridge launch in the most beneficial way,” said Carlos Gerez, ALE’s account manager – civil and mining. “In a traditional bridge launch, the entire bridge structure would need to be reinforced and would require additional civil works,” said Gerez. ALE’s proposed method of installation reduced these extra costs. “We designed a solution using SPMTs that meant the bridge only needed to be reinforced in specific areas, which saved valuable time and cost for the client.www.ale-heavylift.com
Professionalism is under threat. So said Lady Justice Hallett in a little-noticed speech at the end of March to the Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates (SAHCA). Dame Heather Hallett’s concerns were echoed by Baroness Deech, chair of the Bar Standards Board, in a lecture she gave at Gresham College last week. If things are bad enough to worry senior judges and frontline regulators, then perhaps it is time for lawyers to look beyond the challenge of making a living in difficult times and consider the future of their once-great profession. It is well known by lovers of metaphor that you can boil a frog alive by slowly heating the pot of cold water into which you have placed it; if you drop it straight into boiling water, it will jump out. I offered this explanation last week to a visiting Commonwealth judge who could not understand how lawyers in England and Wales had so readily given up the priceless asset of self-regulation. Their problem, I suggested, was that they had not noticed the temperature rising. Hallett believed ‘the rot started arguably with Margaret Thatcher’ who had little time for the ‘self-interested pomp of the professions’. Thatcher had been called to the bar, Hallett noted, as had Tony Blair, who set in motion the review of self-regulation conducted by Sir David Clementi that led to the Legal Services Act 2007. ‘Now that I am in the position of administering parts of it,’ Deech observed, ‘the act seems to me to be a rather unsatisfactory piece of legislation… Rather than sorting out the maze of regulation that Clementi identified, the statute adds to it.’ Deech noted the widely held view among barristers that, although solicitors had rendered themselves vulnerable to reform by their inadequate response to client complaints, the bar neither needed nor deserved such a heavy regulatory structure as the 2007 act. ‘Or one might even surmise that there was a hidden plot to crush the bar out of all recognition,’ she ventured. ‘If we are to have a fused profession, then let us at least be upfront about it,’ said Deech. The non-practising barrister and former Oxford college principal saw some advantage in a common training system for would-be solicitors and barristers that would allow them to specialise a few years down the line. As a former chairman of the bar, Hallett agreed that this is no time for solicitors, barristers and chartered legal executives to be at each other’s throats. If the leaders of the profession are seen as self-interested and protectionist trade unionists, she continued, they will lose most of the arguments. Why, though, was Hallett speaking so passionately about a profession that she left when she became a judge 13 years ago? It is not just because, as she said, ‘any move to turn an honourable profession into a trade would threaten the profession’s integrity and its independence’. It is because ‘this, in turn, would impact on the independence of the judiciary’. The two are mutually dependent. And it is a judiciary she may well lead before too long. Hallett is well placed to succeed Lord Judge as lord chief justice, unless Lord Justice Leveson pulls a blinder and is thrust into office by a grateful nation. She is widely believed to have been Jack Straw’s favoured candidate for president of the High Court family division and the real reason why, as lord chancellor, Straw blocked the appointment of Sir Nicholas Wall for as long as he could. So when Hallett says that professionalism is under attack, her words deserve attention. ‘If something has gone wrong, the right course is not necessarily fundamental reform and new structures,’ she said. ‘It is worth analysing first what is good and precious about the system’ – such attributes, she suggested, as a strict professional code, high standards and an ethos of personal responsibility. Has the pass already been sold? Although this is a conclusion Hallett seems unwilling to embrace openly, her SAHCA lecture suggested that she believes it may already be too late. ‘How,’ she asked, ‘can a lawyer on a conditional fee agreement avoid a potential conflict of interest when an offer is made to settle?’ And what happens, she asked, when young and ambitious lawyers working in alternative business structures find themselves faced with situations in which their duty to their clients or to the court conflicts with the interests of shareholders? Hallett recalled that Clementi intended – ‘and parliament was assured by the sponsoring ministers that the government intended’ – a ‘light-touch’ regulatory regime. But Deech pointed out that the Legal Services Board, as the ultimate regulator, ‘has every facility to be the tool of government policy’. True, but many of our constitutional checks and balances depend on people exercising their powers in an honourable way. The LSB has done nothing to suggest that it wants to put the rights of the consumer above the rule of law. Its aim is to ensure greater competitiveness, giving clients a better service at lower prices. Hallett accepts that those who promoted the Legal Services Act may have been well-intentioned. But she said that those who care about the rule of law and the independence of the profession must be on their guard against the possibility that the act ‘has introduced an unnecessary and expensive layer of bureaucracy, and a dangerous one at that’. Do not say you were not warned – even if the warning has come too late.
Originators of spam text messages soliciting PPI and personal injury claims are in line for £250,000 fines. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will announce this week whether it will issue the penalty – the first for spam texts – against two individuals who it believes are responsible for millions of texts sent every day. The two were contacted earlier this month and asked to prove they were complying with the law, the ICO said. About two-thirds of the 8.7 million spam texts sent every day are related to accident compensation or PPI claims. ‘The public have told us that they are increasingly concerned about the illegal marketing texts and calls,’ said Simon Entwisle, director of operations for the ICO. John Spencer, director of PI firm Spencers Solicitors, said spam texts show the profession in a very poor light. ‘We need to stay firm in terms of not accepting instructions when they come through this route,’ he said. Spam texts are outlawed by the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003.
ROSEAU, Dominica – An application to postpone the December 6 General Election in Dominica has been denied the High Court Judge Justice Bernie Stephenson.Last week, the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) had asked the court to issue an interim injunction restraining the parties concerned from holding the elections on any date prior to February 5, 2020, unless the procedures are fully in place to hold elections.The group of seven, former agriculture minister and political activist, Atherton Martin, the president of the Concerned Citizens Movement, Loftus Durand, Nicholas George, Dr. Irving Pascal, Oswald George, Atherly Robin and Dale Laurant, which filed the application argued that there are irregularities in the list of electors and election reform is necessary for the country to have fair and free elections. Concerned citizens in the country have also led protests in Roseau calling for election reform.But Justice Bernie Stephenson ruled that the court does not have the jurisdiction to grant such an injunction, since President Charles Savarin had already issued the writ to hold the polls, and the challenge could only be made by an election petition.“The conduction of elections in Dominica is governed by the Constitution. When an election is called, the country enters into a period called elections, the Parliament is dissolved. This court cannot intrude on the elections once the writ has been issued by the President. I understand that the applicants may have legitimate concerns but that can be done otherwise – and that is after the election, via elections petition and so, declare that this court has no jurisdiction to grant the reliefs sought”, the judge said.Her ruling came on Tuesday, December 3, after hearing both sides on Monday on whether the court had jurisdiction to grant the requested injunction.The team of petitioners led by attorney Cara Shillingford will lodge an appeal with the St. Lucia-based Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.“We are not surprised at the decision and will appeal. We remain firm in our conviction that the elections should be stopped and there are too many irregularities for the December 6th, 2019 election to go ahead”, Shillingford said after the ruling.Despite the protests, the ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) and the United Workers’ Party (UWP) are both set to contest the election on Friday.
Sharing is caring! 132 Views 4 comments Share EducationLocalNewsSecondary Convent graduates told to hold on to their faith by: – June 26, 2013 Tweet Share Share Sixty-six students graduated from Convent High School on WednesdaySixty-six young ladies who graduated from the Convent High School on Wednesday, 26th June have been encouraged to hold on to their faith.Headgirl Jade Alexander, in giving her welcome address at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium, told the graduating class that they should rid themselves of negativity, mediocrity and insecurity to ensure success.She also emphasized that they should hold on to their faith, knowing that in Christ, all things are possible. Mrs Josephine Dublin, in her principal’s report, also urged the students to hold on to Jesus, “for indeed you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you”. Featured speaker, former Convent High School teacher Lolita Raffoul, gave the graduating class useful tips to assist them on the journey to personal and professional success.She listed faith, love, society, work, planning, diet, money and the enemy as things which could impact their journey. However, Ms Raffoul advised that it is how they deal with or respond to these things that will ultimately determine their success. Ms Raffoul urged the young ladies to value themselves and discover their potential she noted and “remember, when people do you wrong, pray for them”.Alex-Maree Roberts, who was named valedictorian, copped the subject awards for Biology and French, as well as the awards for debate and public speaking.She shared the subject award for Mathematics and Chemistry with headgirl, Jade Alexander and Shawnelle Walsh. Ms Roberts also shared the subject award for English with Shawnelle Walsh.Ms Alexander also received the subject awards for Chemistry and Physics, and the awards for school spirit and conduct.The other subject awards went to Shireen Bellot for Integrated Science and Information Communication Technology, Nicole Bertrand for English Literature, Rajief Defoe for Geography, Carlea Francis for Physical Education and Sports, Jawole Joseph for English, Devi St. Luce for Human and Social Biology, History and Religion which she shared with Jernel Peter, Principles of Accounts Shanice Isidore and Spanish Javianne Thomas.Three teachers were awarded by the principal Ms Dublin for outstanding performance; Andrea Seaman, Leandra Lander and Natasha Nation. The theme for the graduation was “Moving On, Letting Go, Holding On To Tomorrow”.Dominica Vibes News
Digest HighlightsFarm wages continue to riseMinnesota dairy producers eligible for DMC rebatesGlobal Dairy Trade index lowerEPA rule grants dairy manure air emissions reporting exemptionFFAR grant funds research to decrease dairy feed costsUSDA lowers ag export forecastDairy Farmers of Wisconsin election results certifiedFluid Milk Processor Promotion Board appointees namedFarmFirst Dairy Cooperative pays milk loss benefitsDFA turns social currency into ‘milk money’ Farm wages continue to riseApril 2019 U.S. farm wages were up 7% compared to a year earlier, according to the USDA’s latest Farm Labor report. Farm operators paid their hired workers an average of $14.71 per hour during the April reference week (April 7-13). By category:advertisementadvertisementField workers received an average of $13.80 per hour, up 8%.Livestock workers earned $13.61 per hour, up 6%.The field and livestock worker combined wage rate, at $13.73 per hour, was up 8%.In the continental U.S., highest livestock worker wages during April 2019 were in the western Corn Belt (Iowa and Missouri) and California, at $14.97 and $14.90 per hour, respectively. Livestock workers received more than $14 per hour in the USDA’s Pacific (Oregon and Washington), Mountain II (Colorado, Nevada, Utah), Corn Belt I (Illinois, Indiana, Ohio) and Northeast I (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont).Livestock worker wages were under $12 per hour in Florida, Southeast (Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina) and Appalachian II (Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia) regions.All wage rates are calculated based on total wages paid and total hours worked during the survey week. Wages paid other than hourly (bi-weekly, monthly, etc.), as well as piece-rate wages, are converted to an hourly basis. Benefits, such as cash bonuses, housing or meals, are not included in wage calculations.Minnesota dairy producers eligible for DMC rebatesMost Minnesota dairy farmers will see rebate payments for federal Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program premiums if they sign up for the five-year program.Under a bill approved by the state legislature and headed to Gov. Tim Walz for his signature, producers eligible for the rebates must produce fewer than 16 million pounds of milk in a year (the milk equivalent of about 750 cows). Rebates would be limited to DMC premiums paid on up to 5 million pounds of milk per farm, with a limit of $9,000 per farm. Rebates will average about $3,000 per farm.advertisementThe total rebates, capped at $8 million, were part of a legislative package sought by the Minnesota Milk Producers Association (Minnesota Milk).“On a farm-by-farm basis, this will be a little bit of monetary aid for dairy farmers, but it will be a great mental reminder to dairy farmers that the state of Minnesota supports our farmers,” said Garrett Luthens, Hutchinson, Minnesota Milk policy chair. “We hope it allows Minnesota to have one of the top Dairy Margin Coverage sign-up rates in the country and encourages farms to think long term about their operations.”Sign-up for the DMC program begins June 17 and runs through Sept. 20 at local USDA Farm Service Agency offices.Global Dairy Trade index lowerThe index of Global Dairy Trade (GDT) dairy product prices posted a 3.4% decline during the June 4 auction. Prices for all major product categories were lower:Skim milk powder was down 4% to $2,436 per metric ton (MT).Cheddar cheese was down 14% to $3,950 per MT.Butter was down 10.3% at $4,805 per MT.Whole milk powder was down 1.5% to $3,138 per MT.The next GDT auction is June 18, 2019.EPA rule grants dairy manure air emissions reporting exemptionAn EPA final rule grants dairy and other livestock producers an exemption from reporting manure air emissions under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). The rule, which goes into effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, provides consistency with an exemption granted under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).advertisementEPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the rule on June 4, 2019, the latest chapter in a multiyear legal and administrative battle over manure air emission reporting requirements under the CERCLA, created in 1980, and EPCRA, created in 1986. The laws required entities to report the release of hazardous materials into the environment to federal (under CERCLA) and state or local (under EPCRA) agencies.Two substances included under the reporting requirements – ammonia and hydrogen sulfide – are emitted during decomposition of livestock manure. Reportable quantities for ammonia and hydrogen sulfide were set at 100 pounds per day.Under a 2008 EPA rule, all agricultural operations were provided an exemption from CERCLA reporting requirements, but certain large-scale concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) were still required to report air emissions under EPCRA.Environmental organizations challenged the rule, and in April 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (Waterkeeper Alliance v. Environmental Protection Agency) lifted the exemptions. Read: Court ruling lifts livestock operation exemptions for emission reporting requirements.In August 2018, the EPA issued a final rule incorporating the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method (FARM) Act. Though the FARM Act only directly amended provisions of CERCLA, EPA concluded that the amendment also eliminated any obligation a farm would have to report air emissions from animal waste under EPCRA.The latest rule creates consistency between CERCLA and EPCRA reporting exemptions. Wheeler said the rule allows local emergency responders to focus on hazardous chemical air emissions, instead of spending time on animal waste emissions.The head of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) commended the EPA for issuing the final rule.“We are pleased with the outcome of EPA’s painstaking efforts,” said Jim Mulhern, NMPF president and CEO. “This final rule codifies what’s been the right thing to do all along.”NMPF has been engaged with the effort since April 2017, filing comments as recently as last December supporting EPA’s efforts to modify its regulations to eliminate the reporting of ammonia or hydrogen sulfide air emissions from manure. EPA’s assessment largely was based on the conclusion that the air emissions were a result of “routine agricultural operations,” exempt from EPCRA reporting.The battle over manure air emission reporting requirements may not be over: NMPF anticipates the rule will be challenged in court.FFAR grant funds research to decrease dairy feed costsThe Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) awarded matching $1 million grants to Michigan State University (MSU). The grants will fund research designed to improve dairy cow feed efficiency, which could improve farmer profitability and substantially reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of the dairy industry.Collaborating institutions include the University of Wisconsin, Iowa State University, University of Florida and USDA Animal Genomics Improvement Laboratory.Dairy farmers could significantly reduce expenses by selecting cows with the highest feed efficiency. In 2010, MSU researchers participated in a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)-sponsored study that found breeding for more feed-efficient cows could save the U.S. dairy sector $540 million a year with no loss in milk production.The major challenge to achieving this goal has been collecting enough data on enough cows to develop reliable genomic breeding values for feed intake. This project will measure feed intake, milk production, bodyweight and other information on 3,600 dairy cows to add to the existing database created as part of the earlier USDA NIFA project. In addition, the research team, led by Dr. Michael VandeHaar, will use new sensor technologies to monitor dairy cows’ body temperature, feeding behavior and locomotion, along with milk spectral data, to predict feed intake and gather data from thousands of cows to further improve the ability of farmers to select the most efficient cows. The researchers also will evaluate whether their genetic predictions can be used to decrease methane emissions from dairy cattle.The CDCB plans to provide genomic evaluations for residual feed intake in 2020 so that dairy producers worldwide can include better predictors of feed efficiency in their genetic selection and management decisions.Additionally, this project will help improve the sustainability of milk production. Feed production is responsible for about 20% of the greenhouse gas emissions for every gallon of milk, according to the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. Reducing the amount of feed dairy cows consume will reduce this footprint and could also reduce emissions associated with manure and digestion.USDA lowers ag export forecastContinued trade tensions with China cloud the USDA’s latest ag export forecast, but surprisingly, the outlook for dairy exports improved. However, the estimates were released prior to President Trump’s announcement he would apply new immigration-related tariffs on products imported from Mexico, which could draw retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products. Read: New threat of tariffs on Mexican goods puts dairy exports in crosshairs again.The agency’s quarterly Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade report, released May 30, raised projected fiscal year (FY)19 (Oct. 1, 2018 – Sept. 30, 2019) dairy exports to $5.6 billion, up $200 million from February’s forecast and about equal to total exports a year earlier. Due to the mixed nature of products, the report does not provide an estimate of estimated volumes.The USDA also forecast FY19 U.S. dairy imports to remain steady with both the previous year and the February forecast at $3.4 billion, although cheese imports were raised $100 million to $1.4 billion.Overall, the USDA report cut expected FY19 U.S. ag exports to $137 billion, down about $4.5 billion from the February forecast. The FY19 U.S. ag trade surplus, forecasted at $8 billion in May, was cut by $5.5 billion from February.Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin election results certifiedThe Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) certified the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (DFW) 2019 director election results. The DFW board administers the dairy checkoff program in the state.The following dairy farmers will serve three-year terms on the board, beginning July 1: Mark Leder (Lincoln, Oneida, Price and Taylor counties), Douglas Danielson (Chippewa and Eau Claire counties), Jeff Strassburg (Shawano and Waupaca counties), Steve Pankratz (Portage, Waushara and Wood counties), Mary Cook (Adams, Juneau and Monroe counties), Dean Strauss (Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington and Waukesha counties), Gail Klinkner (Crawford and Vernon counties) and Virgil Haag (Dane and Jefferson counties).There were 14 certified candidates running for eight board member positions. Of the 2,659 dairy producers living in the election districts, 16.8% returned ballots during the election that closed May 24, 2019.Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board appointees namedU.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue appointed seven members to serve on the National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board.Appointed to serve three-year terms (July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2022) were: Robert Knodle, Lynnfield, Massachusetts; Joseph DePetrillo, Dallas, Texas; William Kelly, Chicago, Illinois; Joseph Reske, Dallas, Texas; and J. Everett Williams, Madison, Georgia (at-large, general public). Rachel Kyllo, St. Paul, Minnesota, was reappointed to another three-year term. Timothy Kelly, Phoenix, Arizona, will serve the remaining two-year portion of a vacant position, with the term effective immediately and expiring June 30, 2021.The National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board is composed of 15 fluid milk processors from 15 geographic regions and five at-large members.The board’s activities are financed by a mandatory 20-cent per hundredweight assessment on all fluid milk processed and marketed commercially in consumer-type packages in the contiguous 48 states and the District of Columbia. Processors who commercially process and market 3 million pounds or less per month, excluding those fluid milk products delivered to the residence of a consumer, are exempt from assessments.FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative pays milk loss benefitsEleven FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative members from Wisconsin, Iowa and South Dakota will receive disaster claim payments for milk loss as a result of blocked roadways due to snow, barn collapse due to heavy snow and a barn fire. This wave of payments totals more than $21,000, bringing the total for disaster payments during 2019 to more than $45,000 for 44 cooperative members.The cooperative’s disaster benefits program provides payments to FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative members who have experienced milk income loss due to the death of a cow by either lightning or electrocution, the loss of electric power, or due to impassable roads due to snow or flooding.Based in Madison, Wisconsin, FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative provides legislative and regulatory advocacy, dairy marketing services, disaster protection, laboratory testing opportunities and industry promotion to dairy farmers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana.DFA turns social currency into ‘milk money’Kicked off on World Milk Day, June 1, and throughout the month of June, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is helping raise awareness and provide relief toward the summer nutrition gap felt by nearly 18 million students who rely on school lunch programs across the country.To do this, DFA is rallying around the power of social media and the support of celebrity chef Christina Tosi to share out this message and raise donations based on social actions. For each social post during the month of June using #GiveMilkMoney, DFA will donate 1 gallon of milk through its DFA Cares Foundation to kids in need through Feeding America food banks across the country.World Milk Day was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognize the importance of milk as a global food. It has been observed on June 1 each year since 2001. The day is intended to provide an opportunity to bring attention to activities that are connected with the dairy sector.To join the #GiveMilkMoney movement and enable DFA to donate milk, simply post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #GiveMilkMoney, and DFA will donate up to 10,000 gallons of milk. For more information, visit the DFA Milk Money website. PHOTO: To kick off the #GiveMilkMoney campaign, Dairy Farmers of America set up custom milk money ATMs and a family friendly pop-up experience in the River Market in Kansas City, Missouri. After participants donated their social currency and encouraged their friends to donate through an automated tweet and retweet, they received a free bowl of milk and cereal to further enjoy the goodness of dairy. Photo courtesy of Dairy Farmers of America. Dave NatzkeEditorProgressive DairymanEmail Dave Natzkedave@progressivepublish.com
At the 2017 International Microwave Symposium (IMS), HUBER+SUHNER will be featuring its “one-stop-shop” portfolio for all RF and microwave needs. IMS 2017 will take place in Honolulu, Hawaii this year from the 4-9 of June, 2017.On display at their booth will be the following:The SUCOFLEX 500V series guarantee the highest level of satisfaction. They offer the best-in-class phase and amplitude stability with flexure, movement, temperature (less than 50 ppm) and tensile stress. SUCOFLEX 500V guarantees accurate measurements with longer calibration intervals. HUBER+SUHNER has recently extended its assemblies portfolio with the SUCOFLEX 500S series offering low insertion loss, outstanding return loss and excellent phase stability, making it the recommended assembly for high performance, high quality applications.The new NEX10 connector interface, a miniature low PIM coaxial connector for small cells applications, and the Microbend L – which provides the best loss performance in a small form factor cable solution. Performance combines superior flexibility with the unique bend-to-end feature.HUBER+SUHNER’s phase invariant over temperature (CT) cable, offering less than 300 ppm phase change over the complete temperature range (-50 to +125 °C), is now also available in handformable and semi-rigid assembly styles, completing the existing Minibend CT seriesThe company will also display its wide portfolio of multicoax solutions, from MXP and MXPM, the high performing push on solutions for Test and Measurement, to customized SMPM ganged solutions and the VITA-67, all offered with our bend-to-the-end cable for a user friendly experience.HUBER+SUHNER wants to show IMS 2017 visitors that it is an end-to-end supplier of RF & Microwave solutions. They also look forward to discuss market trends and challenges with other industry leaders and demonstrating how HUBER+SUHNER products can meet the growing demand for high quality, high performance solutions.See the complete IMS 2017 Coverage on everything RF.