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Provided is an antenna device which is less prone to deterioration in radiation characteristics and which can be mounted in a small space. A second antenna element 13 includes a first portion 13 a and a second portion 13 b. A first antenna element 12 is disposed on a first plane P 1 , the first portion 13 a is disposed on a second plane P 2 , and the second portion 13 b is disposed on a third plane P 3.

When viewed in a direction orthogonal to the first plane P 1 , the second portion 13 b does not overlap the first antenna element 12 except at an end region 13 c. The present application generally relates communications and hazard avoidance within a monitored driving environment. More specifically, the application teaches a system for semi-transparent and flexible millimeter wave circuits and antennas using inexpensive PET substrate. The present disclosure provides an antenna apparatus and a circuit board thereof for an RFD device to provide wide field effect coverage.

The antenna apparatus includes a housing having a concavity defined therein, a printed circuit board disposed inside the concavity of the housing, two plates respectively located on opposite side portions of the circuit board, and a metal pattern sandwiched between and wirelessly coupled to the two plates.

By disposing the metal pattern at the central portion of the circuit board and sandwiched between and coupled to the two plates, the field effect is enhanced, and the sensitivity of the antenna apparatus when detecting an object passing through the field near field detection is improved.

A mobile device includes a housing including a metal case and an antenna mounted inside the housing. The antenna includes a first radiation portion disposed on a first surface of a substrate, a second radiation portion disposed on an opposing surface of the substrate, and a ground element, wherein the second radiation portion includes a first grounding point and a second grounding point that are each electrically connected to the metal case via the ground element. Various examples are provided for glass interposer integrated antennas for intrachip, interchip and board communications. The TGV can extend from a feeding line disposed on a first side of the glass substrate to a loading disc disposed on a second side of the glass substrate.

An array of reflector pillars extending through the glass substrate from a ground plane on the first side of the glass substrate to the second side of the glass substrate can also be provided with the array of reflector pillars distributed beyond an outer edge of the loading disc. The TGV antenna can be implemented as a dual mode design and excited at a first frequency to generate an omni-directional radiation pattern and at a second frequency to generate a broadside radiation pattern. An antenna structure of the present disclosure includes a base plate, a supporting portion and an antenna mounted on the supporting portion.

The base plate has a signal source thereon. The antenna has an input end. The antenna comprises a first antenna, a second antenna and a connecting portion coupled with the first antenna and the second antenna, the antenna also has a first switch portion, a second switch portion and a third switch portion, the base plate has a first circuit and a second circuit. The input end is mounted on the connecting portion, the first switch portion is mounted between the signal source and the input end, the second switch portion is mounted on the first antenna, the third switch portion is mounted on the second antenna.

A shaft antenna system for mobile communication comprises an antenna housing into which at least one antenna is introduced or can be introduced. A support frame has an insertion opening and a circumferential wall by which a receptacle space is bounded. The receptacle space is accessible from the insertion opening, and the antenna housing is arranged in the receptacle space. A termination cover assembly closes off the insertion opening. The termination cover assembly is supported at its edge region at least indirectly on the support frame.

An underside of the termination cover assembly covers an upper side of the antenna housing. The antenna housing is supported at least indirectly on the support frame via at least one force storage device. The force storage device comprises at least one foam module which has elastic, resilient and damping properties, to hold the upper side of the antenna housing is pressed against the underside of the termination cover assembly.

A portable electronic apparatus includes a case, a solar cell disposed in the case, a GPS antenna as an antenna section disposed in the case, including a base as a nonconductive member and a conductive body disposed on a surface of the nonconductive member, and adapted to receive a positioning satellite signal, and a circuit board disposed in the case, and electrically connected to the solar cell and the antenna section, and the antenna section overlaps the solar cell in a planar view viewed from a normal direction of light receiving surfaces of the solar cell.

A structural panel of an aircraft is constructed with a multiphase antenna embedded inside the structural panel between multiple sheets of fiberglass. An antenna device includes a dielectric substrate, a ground plane, an antenna unit, a reflection unit, and an interruption unit. The interruption unit includes a plurality of second conductor patches disposed around the antenna unit, and a plurality of through-holes permitting electrical conduction between each of the second conductor patches and the ground plane, and interrupts a surface current flowing on a surface of the dielectric substrate.

Provided is an on-board antenna waterproof structure that eliminates the need for assembling a waterproof structure by manual work, thus preventing an attachment error, and in which waterproof resin is strongly fused to a resin base. A waterproof structure applied in an on-board antenna installed on an antenna installment surface comprises a resin base 10 made of resin, and a flexible, antenna installed-side waterproof resin portion The resin base 10 has one surface facing the antenna installment surface and the other surface being covered by an antenna cover 3 defining an outer shape of the on-board antenna.

The antenna installed-side waterproof resin portion 20 abuts the antenna installment surface. A method for manufacturing a liquid-crystal antenna device is provided. The method includes step a providing a first mother substrate. The first mother substrate includes a first region and a second region. The first region has a plurality of first sides. An extension line of at least one of the first sides divides the second region into a first part and a second part. The method also includes the following steps b forming a first electrode layer on the first region and the second region, and c cutting the first mother substrate along the first sides of the first region.

The present disclosure relates to an electronic device made in a small size for IoT. An electronic device according to various embodiments includes: An antenna arrangement is described. The antenna arrangement comprises an antenna array that includes a first antenna element having a first feed point, and a second antenna element having a second feed point. The antenna arrangement further comprises a signal processing device configured to receive an input signal Sin , obtain a first complex weight w 1 , obtain a second complex weight w 2 , generate a first feed signal a 1 based on the input signal Sin and the first complex weight w 1 , generate a second feed signal a 2 based on the input signal Sin and the second complex weight w 2 , provide the first feed signal a 1 to the first feed point, and provide the second feed signal a 2 to the second feed point so as to control the frequency characteristic of the antenna array.

A method for such an antenna arrangement is also described. A parabolic cylindrical reflector antenna that comprises two or more antenna feeds each directed towards a parabolic cylindrical reflector, wherein the antenna feeds are positioned in one or more line-arrays parallel to a focal line of the parabolic cylindrical reflector, and the line-array is substantially centered opposing the reflector.

The antenna comprises a controller configured to scan along a straight edge of the reflector by electronically adjusting a phase of each of the antenna feeds, thereby changing the incident angle of an energy beam relative to the reflector. The controller is configured to scan along a curved edge of the reflector by moving, using a mechanical positioning mechanism, the antenna feeds in a direction parallel to a directrix of the reflector while maintaining the positioning or by electronically selecting one of two or more parallel line-arrays. A multi radiator antenna comprising an electrically conductive reflector, at least two radiating elements arranged on said reflector, a feeding network connected to the radiating elements, and a protective cover.

The feeding network comprises a plurality of conductors for distributing signals to the radiators. The feeding network has means for adjusting relative phases of said signals in order to adjust a direction of the antenna main lobe of said multi-radiator base station antenna. The means for adjusting is provided with, or is connected to, an indicating portion configured to provide a visual indication of said direction. The protective cover is provided with an at least partially transparent wall portion arranged such that said indicating portion is visible there through.

There are provided a communication excitation distribution calculating unit 11 that calculates an excitation distribution W 1 t of a communication beam using an excitation phase distribution S that directs a main lobe of the communication beam in a communication direction; an interference excitation distribution calculating unit 14 that calculates an excitation distribution W 2 t of an interference beam using an excitation phase distribution D that forms a null of an antenna pattern in the communication direction; and an excitation distribution combining unit 20 that combines the excitation distribution W 1 t of the communication beam and the excitation distribution W 2 t of the interference beam.

An antenna array can include multiple radiating cells, each comprising a radiating element and a phase shifter. Further, each radiating element can comprise a first radiating element port and a second radiating element port. Each of the radiating cells can be configured to selectively connect the phase shifter to one of the radiating element ports. Each of the radiating cells can further comprise a phase delay difference between the signal paths associated with the radiating element ports.

Further, the radiating cells can have physical polarization orientations that can be different from at least one other radiating cell. The present invention discloses an antenna and a terminal, which can extend antenna bandwidth. The antenna includes a capacitor component and at least one radiator, where one end of each radiator of the at least one radiator is connected to form a first node, the first node is connected to one end of the capacitor component to form a second node, and the second node is grounded; and the other end of the capacitor component receives a feed signal.

A magnetic field focusing assembly includes a magnetic field generating device configured to generate a magnetic field, and a split ring resonator assembly configured to be magnetically coupled to the magnetic field generating device and configured to focus the magnetic field produced by the magnetic field generating device.

According to an embodiment, a medical device is disclosed. The medical device includes an external unit and an implantable unit. The wireless transcutaneous link includes a coupling between the transmitter coil and the receiver coil, and when the loop structure is attached using the fixation unit, at least a substantial number of magnetic field lines generated in response to excitation of the transmitter coil passes through the implantable receiver coil.

An antenna module includes: The present application discloses a horn antenna, including a frequency selective surface FSS , a connection structure, and a waveguide tube. The connection structure includes a first dielectric slab, a second dielectric slab, and a dielectric wall, which jointly form a hollow structure. A first surface of the first dielectric slab is a hyperboloid whose surface is protruding, a second surface of the first dielectric slab is connected to the dielectric wall.

The dielectric wall has a tubular structure, a first surface of the dielectric wall is covered by the first dielectric slab, a second surface of the dielectric wall is covered by the second dielectric slab. There is a hole at a middle position of the second dielectric slab. The FSS covers the first surface of the first dielectric slab. A part of the waveguide tube is inserted into the hole of the second dielectric slab. The antenna system and the method receive signals having radio frequencies in a plurality of radio frequency bands.

The antenna system includes a support assembly, a primary reflector that is coupled to the support assembly, a feed assembly that is movably coupled to the support assembly, and a first feed and a second feed fixedly coupled to the feed assembly. The first feed and the second feed are configured to communicate RF signals in a first frequency band and a second frequency band, respectively, of the plurality of frequency bands.

The antenna system also includes a first actuator that is configured to move the feed assembly from a first feed assembly position, where the first feed is positioned along a first signal path with the primary reflector, to a second feed assembly position, where the second feed is positioned along a second signal path with the primary reflector.

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A wireless device including multiple counterpoises or ground planes is provided. The wireless device may provide improved multiple input multiple output MIMO communication capability through the use of the multiple counterpoises. Multiple counterpoises of the wireless device may be galvanically isolated from one another.

Multiple counterpoises may each be coupled to separate antenna elements. A busbar unit includes a busbar connected by welding to a connection terminal of a ceramic capacitor and a molding part formed of the molding resin to cover the busbar, the busbar includes a body part covered by the molding part and a terminal part projecting from the molding part and connected to the connection terminal of the ceramic capacitor, and the molding part is formed with a guide hole to guide the connection terminal of the ceramic capacitor to bring the connection terminal into contact with or into proximity to the terminal part.

A connection arrangement of a first component on a second component, in particular for a vehicle, is provided, wherein the components are connected together by at least one screw element and at least one screw which is screwed into the screw element and passes through a first passage opening of the first component. The screw element is designed as an expansion sleeve which is partly received in a second opening of the second component and protrudes into the first component and which is expanded along the axial direction of the sleeve by screwing the screw into the expansion sleeve.

An electrical grounding assembly includes an electrically conductive metal grounding plate, and a corrosion-protective jacket enclosing the grounding plate. The jacket is electrically conductive and water impermeable. The electrical grounding assembly further includes an electrically conductive line having a first end in electrical contact with the grounding plate and enclosed in the jacket, and an opposed second end outside of the jacket for connection to a structure to be electrically grounded.

An earth connector for a fence panel includes a member with a sharp edge which penetrates protective material on rods of the panel to come into electrical contact with at least two of the rods. A resin molded product has a terminal body 10 in which plate-like terminals 20 and a housing 40 made of synthetic resin are integrally fixed. Each terminal 20 includes a bend 22 , terminal bodies 21 and wire-side connecting portions 23 continuous with both ends of the terminals Molded portions 62 embed parts of the terminal bodies 21 and the wire-side connecting portions 23 together with inner curved surfaces 30 of the bends Flat side surfaces 25 of the terminal bodies 21 and flat side surfaces 27 of the wire-side connecting portions 23 are exposed from and adjacent to the molded portions 62 on both sides of the terminal bodies 21 and both sides of the wire-side connecting portions 23 , and flat surfaces 32 are exposed from the molded portions 62 on both side surfaces 22 A of the bend A quick connect plug for cables includes a connecting portion configured to connect a cable and a plug pin configured to form a plug-in connection with a socket.

The plug pin is fixedly provided with a plug-in unit. A portion of the plug-in unit protruding out of an external annular surface of the plug pin forms a locking head matched with a socket slot. A gap is provided between a portion of the plug-in unit near the locking head and the plug pin, so as to enable the locking head to move along an axis direction of the plug pin, and the gap can limit the maximum displacement of the locking head. By providing a plug-in unit and a gap between the portion of the plug-in unit near the locking head and the plug pin, the plug-in unit is enabled to move, thus having certain elasticity.

Provided are electrical harness assemblies and methods of forming such harness assemblies. A harness assembly comprises a conductor trace, comprising a conductor lead with a width-to-thickness ratio of at least 2. This ratio provides for a lower thickness profile and enhances heat transfer from the harness to the environment. In some examples, a conductor trace may be formed from a thin sheet of metal. The same sheet may be used to form other components of the harness. The conductor trace also comprises a connecting end, monolithic with the conductor lead. The width-to-thickness ratio of the connecting end may be less than that of the conductor trace, allowing for the connecting end to be directly mechanically and electrically connected to a connector of the harness assembly.

The connecting end may be folded, shaped, slit-rearranged, and the like to reduce its width-to-thickness ratio, which may be close to 1. An electrical connector includes an insulaitve housing and a plurality of contacts are retained in the housing. A pair of metal latches are assembled on the housing. The latch includes a deflectable arm with a restriction tab for engagement within the corresponding notch of the memory module so as to restrict movement of the memory module in a front-to-back direction, and with a pressing tab beside the restriction tab for downwardly pressing the memory module so as to restrict movement of the memory module in a vertical direction.

The pressing tab includes a downward oblique guiding section, and a folded section intimately under the guiding section with a curved linking region between the oblique guiding section and the folded section for downwardly pressing the surface of the memory module without scraping. An electrical connector for a circuit card assembly includes a receptacle housing and a mating housing movable relative to the receptacle housing in a connector mating direction.

The electrical connector includes contact modules each having a leadframe having signal contacts with a mating conductor, a mounting conductor and a flexible conductor between the mating conductor and the mounting conductor. Each contact module includes an inner dielectric body and an outer dielectric body separate and discrete from the inner dielectric body.

The flexible conductors extend between the inner and outer dielectric bodies to allow relative movement of the inner dielectric body in the connector mating direction relative to the outer dielectric body. Terminals 40 including stationary-side retained portions are held in place by stationary housings 20 , movable-side retained portions are held in place by a movable housing 30 , and resilient portions are provided between said stationary-side retained portions and movable-side retained portions, and, in the movable housing 30 , abutment portions 72 of abutment fittings are provided on the bottom face that faces the circuit board, thereby facilitating the above-mentioned abutment portions 72 to abut the surface of the circuit board when the movable housing 30 moves towards the circuit board.

Terminals 40, 50 involving stationary-side retained portions 44, 54 are held in place by stationary housings, movable-side retained portions 42, 52 are held in place by a movable housing, and resilient portions 43, 53 are provided between said stationary-side retained portions 44, 54 and movable-side retained portions 42, In the above-mentioned housing, in the terminal array direction, retaining fittings 60 are attached at locations outside said terminal array range, the above-mentioned retaining fittings 60 include mounting portions 61 fixedly attached to the housing and retaining portions 62 that clamp and hold the counterpart connector component.

The retaining portions 62 of said retaining fittings 60 clamp and hold the above-mentioned counterpart connector component, thereby maintaining the locations of contact between the contact portions of the above-mentioned terminals 40, 50 and the above-mentioned counterpart connector component. Electrical connector for circuit boards provided with terminals having connecting portions configured to be connected to a circuit board at one end in the longitudinal direction of said terminals and contact portions configured to be placed in contact with a counterpart connector component at the other end, and a housing holding a plurality of said terminals in place in array form.

Said housing having disposed therein the contact portions of the terminals, and formed such that it is divided into a receiving-side housing, which accommodates the contact portions and receives a counterpart connector component such that it is placed in contact with the contact portions, and a board-side housing, which holds the terminals in place in sections more proximal to the connecting portions than to the contact portions and which is mounted to a circuit board, and the receiving-side housing and the board-side housing are molded as a single unit.

Stationary housings 20 involve stationary-side reinforcing fittings 80 secured in place in said stationary housings 20 via integral molding with said stationary housings 20 and, moreover, a movable housing involves movable-side reinforcing fittings 60, 70 secured in place in said movable housing 30 via integral molding with said movable housing. The stationary-side reinforcing fittings 80 involve exposed portions 82 exposed from the stationary housings 20 at locations outside the terminal array range of said terminals in the terminal array direction, and the movable-side reinforcing fittings 60, 70 involve expanded portions 63, 73 protruding from the movable housing 30 at locations outside the above-mentioned array range.

The present invention provides an electrical interconnection system comprising: An adapter assembly includes a plurality of adapters arranged in one row. Each adapter has two electrical connection interfaces respectively arranged on two opposite sides thereof. Each adapter includes an insulating body and a plurality of conductive terminals.

The insulating body includes an internal connecting portion and an external connecting portion respectively arranged on two opposite sides thereof. The conductive terminals are arranged in the internal connecting portion and the external connecting portion to respectively form the two electrical connection interfaces. One of the two electrical connection interfaces located at the internal connecting portion is electrically connected to the other electrical connection interface located at the external connecting portion.

The internal connecting portions of the adapters are connected to each other to form a one-piece structure, and each external connecting portion and the corresponding electrical connection interface are configured for accommodating and electrically connecting to a cable connector. A communication system includes first and second circuit card assemblies mated such that first and second PCBs move relative to each other along a board mating axis parallel to a slot in the first PCB with the first PCB oriented perpendicular to the second PCB and with first and second mating ends of first and second electrical connectors oriented parallel to the board mating axis.

The first and second circuit card assemblies are mated such that the first electrical connector and the second electrical connector move relative to each other along a connector mating axis perpendicular to the board mating axis. First mating interfaces of first contacts are mated to second mating interfaces of second contacts in a contact mating direction non-parallel to the board mating axis and non-parallel to the connector mating axis. A connector includes a housing configured to have an object component be inserted therein, and a terminal accommodated in the housing and configured to be conductively connected to the object component.

The terminal includes a first base part, a second base part disposed apart from the first base part, and a joint part joining the first base part to the second base part. The joint part elastically deforms so as to move the second base part relative to the first base part.

The first base part includes a base body and a mount portion connected to the base body at a first connection point. The mount portion is mountable onto an object device with a mount agent.

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The joint part includes a root portion joined to the base body and a displaceable portion connected to the root portion at a second connection point. The displaceable portion is displaceable relative to the root portion.

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A space preventing the mount agent from moving to the displaceable portion is formed around the terminal between the second connection point and the first connection point. This connector prevents connective connection with the object component from being obstructed. A numbering scheme for the cavities of a hermaphroditic connector includes indicia on the rear wall of the connector having one or more horizontal rows n , each row having the same number of cavities m. The other cavities may also have indicia following this. The indicia may also contain non-numerical symbols.

A connector mounting structure for mounting a connector 10 including a connector housing 20 made of synthetic resin on a case 50 made of metal by a bolt 80 includes a tubular metal member 55 , the bolt 80 being inserted through the metal member, the metal member being configured to contact a seating surface 83 of a head portion 81 of the bolt 80 with the bolt 80 tightened.

The connector housing 20 is integrally provided with a mounting piece 30 with an insertion hole 37 through which the bolt 80 and the metal member 55 are to be inserted. This invention relates to a high-speed signal transmission connector with high water resistance, which includes at least a casing and a terminal block.

A first seal ring is provided on said casing, a second seal ring is set between said casing and said terminal block and a third seal ring is mounted inside said terminal block. So that the second seal ring and the third seal ring of the present invention enable the connector to have an internal waterproof function, and the first seal ring also enable the connector to have a waterproof connection function. With this triple-waterproof technology, the present invention ensures that the external moisture will not infiltrate into the connector and enhances the water resistance and safety of the high-speed signal transmission connector.

A connector unit including a connector and a connector cover. Locking protrusions are provided at one end of the connector, and locking holes are provided in an upper wall and a bottom wall of the connector cover. Notch parts capable of receiving the electric wire are provided at any one end of both ends of the upper wall and both ends of the bottom wall corresponding to both opening ends of the hollow space surrounded by the connector, the upper wall, the bottom wall, and side walls. A communication system includes a first circuit card assembly having a first PCB and a first electrical connector having a receptacle housing and a mating housing received in the receptacle housing and being movable in the receptacle housing in a connector mating direction along a connector mating axis.

The second circuit card assembly includes a second PCB and a second electrical connector having a header housing holding second contacts. The receptacle housing is coupled to the header housing in the board loading direction and the mating housing is movable within the receptacle housing toward the header housing in a connector mating direction generally perpendicular to the board loading direction. A circular connector assembly having a plug shell, a coupling ring and a housing and a method of retaining the housing.

The plug shell has a flexible insert-receiving retention portion and a flange provided proximate the flexible insert-receiving retention portion. The flexible insert-receiving retention portion has an insert-receiving opening. The coupling ring has an internal threaded portion and an engagement portion.

The internal threaded portion is configured to cooperate with the flange. The engagement portion is dimensioned to resiliently deform the flexible insert-receiving retention portion when the engagement portion is provided in contact with the flexible insert-receiving retention portion. The insert is inserted into and maintained in the plug shell by the flexible insert-receiving retention portion. Apparatuses, methods and storage medium associated with connectors for coupling to a computer processing unit CPU package are disclosed herein. In embodiments, a connector assembly for connection to a computer processing unit CPU package may include a connector housing.

One or more electrical contacts of the connector housing may be to couple to the CPU package when the connector assembly is engaged with a mating connector assembly. The connector assembly may further include a mounting handle affixed to a top of the connector housing. The mounting handle may include a locking latch that extends from the mounting handle. The locking latch may engage with a notch within the mating connector assembly that, when engaged, the locking latch may provide a force to maintain coupling of the one or more electrical contacts with the CPU package when engaged with the mating connector assembly.

A movable connector disclosed in the present description includes: The housing is provided with at least one mounting pin constituted by a plurality of elastic pieces arranged in a circular ring, and the connector mounting part is provided with mounting recesses mounting tubular portions that hold the mounting pin in a state in which it is inserted into the corresponding mounting recess.

The mounting pin is capable of relative movement inside the mounting recess in directions that intersect a direction in which the mounting pin is mounted into the mounting recess, and the mounting pin is provided on one or two of the outer peripheral sides of the housing. Retention components are provided that are configured to retain a first end of an electrical cord in a plugged configuration with an electrical outlet. The retention components have an interior sized to receive the first end therein and include an wire opening having at least one dimension that is smaller than the corresponding dimension of the first end so that the first end cannot pass therethrough.

In one form, a wall plate is provided having retention portion configured to retain a first end of an electrical cord, such that with the wall plate secured to a wall or other substrate, the first end of the electrical cord is retained between the wall and the wall plate. A high frequency connector is disclosed. The high frequency connector includes an insulating housing, a plurality of insulating pieces, and a plurality of terminals.

Each of the terminals is respectively assembled to the insulating pieces. The plurality of insulating pieces are assembled to the insulating housing. Each of the insulating pieces has a first surface and a second surface. A plurality of recesses are formed on each of the first surface and the second surface. The recesses are arranged in parallel on each of the first surface and the second surface. A plurality of impedance adjustment holes are arranged on each of the first surface and the second surface in an interlaced manner.

The impedance adjustment holes are disposed between the recesses. Each of the terminals is received in the impedance adjustment hole or the recess, so as to improve characteristic impedances and crosstalk interferences of the terminals. A high frequency electrical connector including a plastic housing and a plurality of contacts retained by the plastic housing. The contacts include a plurality of differential pair signal contacts and a plurality of grounding contacts beside the signal contacts, respectively. The plastic housing includes the insulative plastic portion and the conductive plastic portion to which the insulative plastic portion is assembled.

The signal contacts are retained in the insulative plastic portion while the grounding contacts are retained in the conductive plastic portion wherein the signal contacts are isolated from the conductive plastic portion via the insulative plastic portion. An electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a plurality of signal and ground contacts retained in the housing. The housing forms opposite mating surface and mounting surface, and a plurality of signal contact passageways and ground contact passageways extending therethrough to receive the signal contacts and ground contacts therein.

Methods of shorting, grounding, testing and monitoring the electrical conductors of a permanent magnet motor in order to safely manipulate the conductors are also disclosed. An electrical connector includes an insulaitve housing and a plurality of contacts embedded within the housing. The housing includes a base and at least two mating tongues extending forwardly from the base in a same front-to-back direction and spaced from each other in a transverse direction perpendicular to the front-to-back direction.

Each mating tongue includes two mating surfaces. The inner insulator includes the two inner mating tongues and the bridge therebetween, and the outer insulator covers all the two inner mating tongues and the bridge. An electrical connector includes: Electrical socket connector 10 for pluggable connection to a complementary plug connector 40 , comprising a casing 11 , a connection terminal assembly 13 mounted in the casing for connection to a complementary connection terminal assembly 43 of the plug connector, an identification system for identification of the plug connector, and an electronic switch 32 for secure connection between the socket and plug connectors.

The identification system comprises a display unit 12 for connection status and a processing unit configured to read a plug identifier provided by an identifier module 46 of the plug connector each time the socket and plug connectors are connected together, and to control the electronic switch and the visual aspect of the display unit based on the plug identifier output.

Systems and methods are disclosed for asoft power start solution based on a two pin connector for a device such as a mobile terminal. When a charging pad of the device is first docked to a charging cradle, the charging pad of the device is connected to a plunger in a ground pin, but power is not applied at that moment. In a separate step, the plunger is shorted to a spring flat that allows power to be applied to the charging pad. Similar steps occur during de-docketing. With this method, contact interface burn caused by electrical arcing when docking or de-docking a mobile terminal from a charging cradle may be minimized.

A lighting system is incorporated into the ends of the electrical power cords to provide light when working in dark environments. The lighting source is preferably battery-operated, thus allowing the user to find power receptacles when in these dark environments. Additionally, a second power source is included in the plug receptacle end, which can be battery-powered or can be powered by electrical power carried within the power lines.

An electronic unit attaching structure includes an electronic unit 30 having a plurality of connector connection portions 33, 34 and an electronic unit attachment 20 having a plurality of connectors C 1 , C 2 correspond to the plurality of the connector connection portions. The electronic unit attaching structure is configured to allow first connection and second connection in this order when the electronic unit 30 is attached to the electronic unit attachment The first connection is a connection of first part C 2 of the plurality of the connectors with first part 34 of the plurality of the connector connection portions.

The second connection is a connection of second part C 1 of the plurality of the connectors with second part 33 of the plurality of the connector connection portions. An attachment structure for directly attaching a shield connector to an opening formed in a metal casing is provided. A shield connector for directly mounting on a device is attached to an opening formed in a metal casing.

A connector housing is fastened to the casing with bolts from outside the casing. The opening of the metal casing has a diameter-enlarged portion formed in an end portion of the opening in an outside direction of the casing to be enlarged toward the outside direction. The shield shell has a contact piece at an end portion of the shield shell, and the contact piece is housed in and contacts with the diameter-enlarged portion in a state that the shield connector is attached to the opening.

A coaxial cable connector includes a signal terminal and a housing, wherein the signal terminal includes a terminal contact portion for contacting a signal terminal of a counterpart connector, a conductor connection portion for connection with a central conductor of a coaxial cable, a wide portion between the terminal contact portion and the conductor connection portion, a first link portion linking the conductor connection portion and the wide portion, and a second link portion linking the terminal contact portion and the wide portion, wherein the wide portion has a width greater than a width of the first link portion and the second link portion which are adjacent to the wide portion, and the housing includes a mount portion in which the terminal contact portion is mounted, a fixing portion for fixing the central conductor to the conductor connection portion, and a window disposed between the mount portion and the fixing portion to enable external access to the wide portion.

A plug connector assembly includes a housing, a printed circuit board, a cable, and a wire management block, the printed circuit board including first conductive pads and second conductive pads, the cable including plural first core wires and second core wires, the first core wire including a first inner conductor and a shielding layer, the second core wire including a second inner conductor, wherein the wire management block is provided with a plurality of clamping slots, the second core wire is clamped in the clamping slot and exposes the second inner conductor to the front side of the wire management block, the first inner conductors are arranged in a row and soldered to the first conductive pads at one time, the second inner conductors and the shielding layers are arranged in a row and soldered to the second conductive pads of the printed circuit board at one time.

Electrical connectors are described. More particularly, electrical connectors including a plurality of contacts are described. Both connector plugs and sockets are described. Electrical connectors that are suitable for mounting on a printed circuit board and electrical connectors that include a printed circuit board are described. A connection module includes a busbar holding module including insulating protectors and an external connection busbar holder disposed above the busbar holding module.

The insulating protectors include fixing portions joined to fixed portions provided in the power storage elements or another member to secure the external connection busbar holder. The external connection busbar holder includes a first external connection busbar and a second external connection busbar to which external connection members are bolted and engaging portions that engage with the fixing portions.

Each of the fixing portions includes a fixing-reinforcement portion that is displaced to fill the clearance between the fixing portion and the fixed portion in response to engagement with the engaging portion. An elastic piece structure and an adapter are disclosed. The elastic piece structure includes a mounting portion, a T-shaped curved elastic piece and an anti-falling structure. The T-shaped curved elastic piece includes a first elastic portion bending outward and a first abutting portion abutting against a panel. One end of the first elastic portion is connected to the mounting portion and the other end of the first elastic portion is connected to a middle part of the first abutting portion.

The anti-falling structure is disposed on a side of the mounting portion. The elastic piece structure uses the T-shaped curved elastic piece and the anti-falling structure and is fixed without screws, alleviating shaking between a product and the panel and ensuring a firm attachment between the product and the panel. Disclosed is an excitation device which includes a brush holder base. The brush holder base is provided with a plug. The plug is provided with a brush holder shaft. The front end of the brush holder shaft is provided with a brush box.

A horizontal taper dovetail groove is formed in the brush holder base. A horizontal taper dovetail lug boss is disposed on the plug. The dovetail groove is matched with the dovetail lug boss. The present invention solves the problem of potential safety hazard in locking, and ensures safe and smooth operation of a unit. An object is to allow an end portion of a core wire including a plurality of element wires and an object to be joined to be joined with as high a joining strength as possible. A joined product of a core wire including a plurality of element wires and an object to be joined includes a core wire including a plurality of element wires, and an object to be joined e.

The distance between a part of the core wire that has been joined to the object to be joined and a part thereof located opposite thereto gradually increases toward a distal end side of the core wire, at least partly in a direction in which the core wire extends. A terminal locator mounted to crimp dies in a crimp tool to aide in positioning electrical terminals in the tool. The terminal locator includes a mounting base secured to the tool. The mounting base includes a main body with a mounting hole to receive mounting hardware to secure the main body to the crimp tool.

The terminal locator also includes a terminal locater body that is pivotally mounted to the mounting base. The terminal locator body rotates away from the crimp tool when the terminal locator is not required for positioning the terminal in the tool. An electronic component package includes: The metal frame includes: The present disclosure relates more to mode mixing optical fibers useful, for example in providing optical fiber laser outputs having a desired beam product parameter and beam profile.

In one aspect, the disclosure provides a mode mixing optical fiber that includes a core having a refractive index profile; and a cladding disposed about the core. The core of the mode mixing optical fiber supports at least two e. The mode mixing optical fiber is configured to substantially distribute optical radiation having the wavelength propagating therein e.

A directly modulated semiconductor laser whose optical output can be modulated by varying the transmittance of an end reflector of the laser cavity. In an example embodiment, the end reflector can be implemented using a lightwave circuit in which optical waveguides are arranged to form an optical interferometer. At least one of the optical waveguides may include a waveguide section configured to modulate the phase of an optical beam passing therethrough in response to an electrical radio-frequency drive signal in a manner that causes the transmittance and reflectance of the end reflector to be modulated accordingly.

Advantageously, relatively high e. An optical system of the phase control system includes a beam input for receiving a measuring portion of two collinear coherent laser beams, which are superimposed to form a sum laser beam, and provides measuring beams or measuring beam regions, which are used with associated photodetectors for outputting photodetector signals.

For determining the relative phase from the photodetector signals, the phase control system has an evaluation device and a delay device for being inserted into the beam path of at least one of the two laser beams. The optical system is configured such that the measuring beams or measuring beam regions are related to different phase offsets. Embodiments of the present application provide an optical signal generation device. The device includes a laser, a first modulator, a second modulator, a first adjustment module, and a beam combiner. The laser is configured to: The two modulators are separately configured to: The first adjustment module is further configured to adjust a phase of the modulated optical signal or an optical path to the beam combiner.

The beam combiner is configured to: The coupling structure if formed on a wafer. A pocket is formed in the wafer adjacent the coupling structure. The AR material is deposited on top of the wafer and coupling structure. The AR material is etched to form the AR coating on the coupling structure. The invention describes a laser device comprising between two and six mesas provided on one semiconductor chip , wherein the mesas are electrically connected in parallel such that the mesas are adapted to emit laser light if a defined threshold voltage is provided to the mesas Two to six mesas with reduced active diameter in comparison to a laser device with one mesa improve the yield and performance despite of the fact that two to six mesas need more area on the semiconductor chip thus increasing the total size of the semiconductor chip Regardless of Islam there seems to be many within the Muslim community who feel they are a downtrodden or sidelined minority.

Could it be then that the emergence of radical Islamic groups such as Al Qaeda and ISIS is the tip of the iceberg of a much deeper malaise? I hope not. You mentioned the burqa issue: The overwhelming majority of Muslims is perfectly integrated in the French community. These few exist; but they are first of all criminals not Muslims. They are criminals and they try to invoke some kind of ideological background to justify their acts; but we cannot confuse the Muslim community with the behaviour of such criminals.

Of course what is happening around the world… the Syria crisis Al Qaeda and ISIS networks and attitudes… they are all part of the background. The French government is well aware that this is an issue that has global ramifications. There are of course limits to this argument: But many argued against the Iraq war at the time precisely on these grounds: Is this a case of reaping what one sows? Depetris acknowledges that the situation in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East is connected to the causes of the terrorist attack in France… but only because the terrorists want the two issues to be linked.

In that way yes there is a connection. But the issue of radicalism in Europe and what is happening in the Middle East are very different. Either way one immediate effect of the Charlie Hebdo attack was to dramatically increase vigilance levels in France: As Depetris earlier mentioned the values under attack are not cherished only in France but also in the rest of Europe. The entire EU may well be considering whether or not to step up antiterror efforts… which may also imply expanding government control in sensitive intelligence gathering and security areas.

Are there any plans to respond to this threat level by strengthening antiterror legislation in France? And does he expect there will be any talk in this direction by other European governments? But there is and it still exists a link between European countries. We do have very regular meetings in Brussels and there is the means to exchange information for intelligence services to cooperate and to establish networks.

In the field of the fight against terrorism of jihadists this kind of European network already exists and it works quite well. These kinds of attacks occur and we must be vigilant; but we have avoided many others and I hope we will continue to do so. Everyone seems to have their own definition of the word How would he define laiciete? It was the occasion to reaffirm our Republican consensus on laiciete. What does it mean? That the French Republic does not recognise one specific religion since all religions are recognised equally.

You can worship you can practice your religion… of course we all agree to that… provided you make it a private issue not a public one. Public spaces in France are not supposed to be part of religious discourse or used for religious propaganda. But obviously — and this is respected everywhere — you are free to believe whatever you wish. France has one of the highest birthrates in Europe…Well the country does have a certain reputation to defend…Perhaps he replies with a laugh.

But we may have difficulties thinking this way in the light of the economic crisis…Meanwhile speaking of efforts to ignite intercultural hostilities in France: National Doctors term hospital activity report 'partial' an World At least two people dead after coastal cycleway co World New virus outbreak in Australia can cause brain da Gender pay gap in Malta amongst wors Music Legendary artist Prince dead at 57The shadow home affairs minister Beppe Fenech Adami has called for better human resources to deal with applications for the renewal of eresidence cards for nonEU nationals like migrants who are seeking a work permit.

The citizenship and expatriates department only sees a limited number of migrants on a Friday forcing them to wait outside as early as Thursday night braving the cold weather outside the office so that they can be first in line on Friday morning to access the service. Fenech Adami said the situation was totally unacceptable. Government is to ensure that the proper infrastructure setup and human resources are in place to ensure that unnecessary hardship no longer persists.

In March Nationalist MP Jason Azzopardi had told the House in a PQ of the disorganisation at the citizenship and expatriates department at the Evans Building with queues lasting five entire hours. Then home affairs minister Manuel Mallia had told the House that the disorganisation stemmed from the previous administration when in January no new human resources were passed on to the citizenship department when it started issuing eresidence and identity cards to foreign residents. Mallia had said that the ministry had provided modern offices for the department engaged new personnel and was considering hiving off certain services outside the department so that it can be more efficient and reduce queues.

Once migrants qualify for protection the first thing they have to do is to apply for an eresidence card. Without it they cannot access public services such as benefits work permits or even open a bank account. But migrants are only being granted access to the service on Friday morning. I have to renew my ID card and I only have one day to do that which is Friday and there are a lot of people here.

Without it you cannot re new your working permit" Stephen Morphy a Liberian migrant who has been in Malta since told MaltaToday. It is not fair. Once we are working paying taxes we should be able to renew our document free and fair like the others. I have come and sleep in this weather just to be able to work to support my family. Carmelo Abela has dubbed the situation inhumane after having assessed the matter personally.

The decision to allow migrants to apply on a particular day of the week was taken long before Identity Malta was established. Since then the number of migrants applying at AWAS decreased significantly and eventually the service stopped being offered from their office. The service offered from the Refugee Commission is still ongoing he said. Lately for a number of reasons there was an increase in the applications at the Department for Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs in Valletta Abela said since expired documents were all being issued on the same date and therefore had to be renewed on the same date.

I was on my way to work 10 years ago to date when I got a phone call to alert me that detained migrants at Safi were holding a protest. I recall an asylum seeker telling me: Why are the soldiers holding sticks? Little did they know that their action would pave the way for a human rights crime committed by men who are meant to uphold the law.

An hour or so later the soldiers marched towards them beating their shields with their truncheons in rhythm and within minutes it was a painful cacophony of screams protests and confusion. At a point up to six soldiers stood over a single floored protester while one beat him with a truncheon. Many of the detainees clutched their heads and wriggled on the ground in an attempt to protect themselves. Dozens of migrants were hospitalised. But what was really shocking was the reaction and the aftermath. Many Maltese let their prejudices get the better of them and justified the force used refusing to even acknowledge the shocking pictures taken by our photographer.

If a Maltese man is holding down a black guy with a truncheon then he must be right. Within days we witnessed a series of arson attacks and threats against NGOs and journalists who denounced the heavyhandedness. It was not over. The subsequent inquiry into the Safi incidents was a major whitewash as it concluded that the force used to control the migrants during their protest was justified in the circumstances even if it took note of the fact the force used by several soldiers was exaggerated. When I was grilled by the judge tasked with carrying out the inquiry I recall feeling as though I was in the dock.

The judge appeared to be more concerned with knowing the identity of who tipped me off about the protest rather than what I had witnessed. But then again should we be surprised? For the last 14 years we have been told by governments that the detention system is a must even if it criminalises asylum seekers in the eyes of many.

In the last 10 years we have seen deaths suicides and more riots inside detention. We still see NGOs and journalists who analyse migration issues being threatened for doing their job. Because many of us still cannot differentiate between the terrorists that caused bloodshed in the streets of Paris last week and the asylum seekers fleeing the terror in their country. Ten years on none of us should turn a blind eye to the horrible actions portrayed in the picture above. Human smuggling attacks the dignity of those who fall victim to it and threatens Member States.

We have a duty to stand up against this illicit and immoral business. Comodini Cachia said that the EU had so far steered a strategy for the Mediterranean which involved border management. However this strategy did not reduce the number of smuggling incidents enough; hence proving to be insufficient. The recent events clearly show that we must step up our common action to combat the criminal organisations exploiting migrants. Comodini Cachia said that sporadic action is ineffective and called for a better coordination amongst Member States.

This will require a mechanism that brings together representatives from the policy law enforcement intelligence and diplomatic areas ensuring a common approach to address the problem. In his conclusive statement Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos supported these views and said: If decisive and coordinated EU action is not taken the flow [of migrants] will continue. The European Commission is determined to take action. Avrampoulos joined Comodini Cachia in calling for more coordination and solidarity from EU member states.

He also stressed the need for more cooperation with Turkey and African countries and urged Member States to step up their efforts to enforce EU asylum rules and resettle refugees. During this debate MEPs also discussed the new routes used by smugglers the role of the EU border agency Frontex legal channels of migration to the EU and a comprehensive approach to migration.

Spanish police say they have arrested two Cameroonian migrants on suspicion of killing up to 10 other migrants by pushing them from a boat into stormy waters in a fight over a prayer session. The two were arrested after several of the 29 survivors of the African migrant boat crossing to Spain from Morocco told how a fight broke out when a Nigerian religious minister began praying that the boat would not sink police said.

The Cameroonians blamed the worsening weather on the pastor police said. The pastor and other Nigerians praying were among those allegedly pushed over board. Police say there were some 50 people on the boat but that around 10 other migrants also died when they fell into the sea on December 3. President MarieLouise Coleiro Preca focused on poverty migration and international terrorism when she greeted ambassadors accredited to Malta for the exchange of New Year Greetings today.

She said the economic situation continued to show signs of cautious recovery last year. A solution must be sought urgently to this social scourge that is affecting the wellbeing of one in four Europeans and 1. Turning to terrorism she regretted that during bloodshed continued to spill in Libya Syria and Iraq with conflicts in the latter two giving rise to the emergence of the Islamic State. One consequence had been the increase in the number of migrants. In her address the President condemned violence "from Gaza to Syria; from Iran to Afghanistan; from Pakistan to Libya; from Ukraine to Nigeria and now in Paris horrific scenes pools of blood human slaughter that terrify and sadden all those who believe in human dignity.

She looked forward tot he Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Malta this year hoping this event will lead to a roadmap that will kick start the shaping up of the Commonwealth of tomorrow hat have an effective voice and be a useful catalyst to influence change. Referring to the terrorism in Paris President Coleiro Preca said this was an attack on freedom and on democracy. Records revealed by Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela show that a whopping asylum seekers managed to escape from the Safi and Lyster Barracks detention centres between and Abela was responding to a series of parliamentary questions by Labour backbencher Anthony Agius Decelis pertaining to detention centres between and the final full year under a Nationalist administration.

The tabled papers show that irregular immigrant escapes were recorded in that same time period the largest getaway being on 4 May when 43 immigrants all made a dash for freedom. Interestingly a significant plummet in immigrant escapees was recorded in the numbers dropping to 12 when compared to the escapees in The escape numbers remained relatively low in and Abela said that no records could be found regarding how many escapees were eventually caught and returned to their detention centres.

However the records definitely indicate that the vast majority of irregular immigrants who attempted to flee their detention centres succeeded in doing so. Indeed only 46 asylumseekers were foiled in their freedom attempts between and with none at all recorded in and In response to another parliamentary question Abela revealed records showing that disciplinary steps were taken against 44 detention service officers between and most commonly for absenteeism leaving the workplace and insubordination.

However no information on disciplinary steps taken against officers involved in violence against asylum seekers was tabled. This the home affairs minister told parliament was because no records were ever kept over cases of alleged violence against irregular migrants by detention services officers. Moreover no records were ever kept of any disciplinary action that may have been taken against such officers in the past. This means that no recorded information of allegations made against detention service officers investigations that may have been carried out and the outcome of said investigations.

The report carried out by retired judge Geoffrey Valenzia painted a grim picture of the conditions in detention centres and shed a particularly bad light on the track record of detention service officers. The inquiry revealed that Kamara had successfully escaped his detention centre only to be recaptured by detention service officers who proceeded to handcuff him dump him inside a steel cage at the back of a detention centre van and brutally beat him to death.

According to forensic expert Mario Scerri Kamara died from a heart attack as a result of blunt trauma. According to the former head of the detention services the soldiers that were deployed at the detention centres were the worst of the worst…soldiers refused by the army. Lieutenant Colonel Brian Gatt shockingly admitted that such soldiers included an officer who had usury problems and another who had been charged with shooting at a yacht during training.

I had a sergeant in Hal Far who used to prey on migrant women entering their rooms during the night and taking a woman back to his office with him Gatt told Valenzia. Even condoms were found in the room. The inquiry found that there was a kind of inappropriate relationship going on between some members of staff and migrant women being detained.

It could have been consensual but given the context you question this consent…how real it is… because they are detained and there is a soldierdetainee relationship which renders the relationship inappropriate. Even this particular sergeant was never suspended but simply transferred to another section. It also revealed that the detention services were severely understaffed especially with regard to female officers stationed with migrant women. At the time there was only one female detention service officer. This meant that male officers would walk straight into female migrants taking a shower for the head count and accompany pregnant migrants to hospital at times and sometimes even stay with them while they were being examined by the doctor.

It is one of the most constructive and thorough reports to date joining so many other reports in unequivocally condemning a policy that seeks to deprive migrants of their very humanity by locking them away out of sight out of scrutiny and out of human rights protection the eight NGOs said in a joint statement. Yet we are not shocked at any of the statements or findings in the Valenzia report. We are not shocked to read of sexual relations between a small number of Detention Services personnel and detained women. We are not shocked because we have been witnessing such incidents for several years.

The MOAS migrant rescue mission is still millions of euros short of being able to set sail again but major benefactors could help get the show on the road by May. Founder Chris Catrambone told Times of Malta that a number of possibilities were being considered. Ivan Martin Photo: In the mission was completely funded by Mr Catrambone and his wife Regina. We have shown that operations like this can be done and can be done with a certain level of success.

Although wary of commenting further as he did not want to scare potential donors away Mr Catrambone said one possibility being explored would be partnering up with other major humanitarian entities. Ivan Martin Many of these he said had previously been unable to offer maritime rescue services and could join forces with MOAS. In fact Mr Catrambone said he had aspirations for the mission to branch out and see more newer boats carrying out wider operations.

We need to give people dignity when they reach our backyard. The Migrant Offshore Aid Station operated for the first time last summer using a 40metre ship equipped with two camcopters and a professional crew including rescuers seafarers paramedics and humanitarians. Our focus is on saving lives and on giving survivors the dignity they deserve. We provide even the most basic forms of aid like blankets and baby formulas to the survivors of these terrible wrecks Christopher Catrambone said.

One boy an elevenyearold was sent to face the journey alone because his parents could only pay a oneperson passage. Among several difficult rescue operations Catrambone said on one occasion there had been people — crew excluded — on board the Phoenix. She called for a successful holistic approach to migration where any approach must start with saving lives.

Inaction risks further tragedies in our seas. EU States cannot shirk their responsibility just because they are not geographically in the Mediterranean she said. Zammit Dimech recently appointed spokesperson on migration reiterated the call for a European solution: Too many people have lost their lives crossing the Mediterranean. This is a European issue that requires a European solution. As a privatelyrun mission MOAS needs to raise funds to continue its operation.

Although it is currently not in operation the team is working hard to raise funds. Our focus is on raising funds and finding the necessary partners to be able to ensure sustainable operation this year. Men had residence documents issued by Italian authorities and availed themselves of their right to free movement A police raid early this morning at 6: Police said that the men had official documents issued by the Italian authorities and had travelled to Malta via catamaran from Sicily.

Because they were living close to the Hal Far open centre it is understood that the migrants living at the centre may have also provided them with food. Five men were of Ghanian nationality and two others were Togo nationals. Another man was a Spanish national.

Their documents were verified by the police. They are currently in police custody. The recent announcement that this year the Maltese government will be launching a national policy on the integration of migrants is very welcome. The commemoration aims at increasing awareness of the phenomenon of migration as contemporary movements represent the largest movement of individuals if not of peoples in history. Indeed in our time one person in seven is an international million or internal migrant million. Not all of them escape lifethreatening conditions but many of them do.

Having faced ever new and challenging situations during its millennial history the Church knows that migration poses fresh challenges not only on account of its magnitude but also for the various social economic political cultural and religious problems it gives rise to. Church without frontiers Mother to all. This role includes the duty to make efforts to ensure that the dignity and the centrality of the human person is protected to actively promote more creative and concrete forms of solidarity acceptance and protection and to encourage effective dialogue between peoples. With this in mind the Church continues to strive to understand the causes of migration to work towards overcoming its negative effects and to maximise its positive influence on the communities of origin transit and destination.

As the surge in the number of recent conflicts has produced new waves of asylum seekers and displaced people there is an increasingly urgent need to intensify the efforts to promote a gradual reduction in the root causes of migration that cause entire peoples to abandon their homelands. States and their people cannot risk becoming indifferent to human tragedy Forced migration due to persecution conflicts terrorism and other tragedies takes the form of fleeing for salvation often involving dangerous or lifethreatening journeys which may nonetheless offer the only option for reaching a country where protection and the possibility of a dignified life can be found.

The Church is therefore appealing to States to respond effectively to the recognition of the need for protection to restore human dignity to those who need it and to treat the causes of forced mobility by cooperating in a spirit of international solidarity. In the social doctrine of the Church the theme of human dignity derives from the recognition that all human beings are created in the image and likeness of God.

Religious ethnic social or cultural variables citizenship or lack of it do not change this fact that gives any individual an inherent and immeasurable worth and dignity to the point that each human life is considered sacred. Emigration when it is a response to the need of survival from extreme poverty and hunger from threats to life from generalised violence and similar conditions cannot be prevented. States and their people therefore cannot risk becoming used to or indifferent to such human tragedy. The principle of human dignity implies that the vital needs of the person have to be assured.

Pope Francis said that migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity. They are children women and men who leave or who are forced to leave their homes for various reasons who share a legitimate desire for knowing and having but above all for being more. In this context the recent announcement that this year the Maltese government will be launching a national policy on the integration of migrants is very welcome. Such a policy should prove to be another important step in the solidarity response our small nation has endeavoured to design build and sustain over the past years to provide international protection to those who need it and reach our shores.

Another 20 reported dead and thrown at sea during crossing. The migrant was among a group of eight who were transferred to Mater Dei Hospital. Three of the migrants were in critical condition. A spokesperson for the health ministry has also confirmed that ebola tests carried on three migrants at Mater Dei Hospital came back negative. The third result was confirmed late in the evening.

A dinghy carrying 87 subSaharan migrants arrived at Haywharf this morning at around 10am after it was intercepted by the Armed Forces of Malta off the coast of Malta. The migrants who are claiming to be from Burkina Faso Mali the Ivory Coast and Guinea are all male and are believed to have departed from Libya before being intercepted off the east coast of Malta. According to information relayed by the migrants the dinghy had originally been carrying around people on board but 20 are feared dead.

In a tweet Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said that the dead are said to have been thrown at sea during the crossing. Addressing a press briefing this afternoon at Mater Dei Hospital Charles Mallia Azzopardi who heads the Ebola Response Unit explained that even though the risk of Ebola is extremely low all precautionary measures were taken.

Azzopardi explained that 84 migrants have been quarantined at Hal Far detention centre to be treated for Ebola. An additional three migrants have been hospitalised where they were certified to be suffering in critical condition due to severe dehydration. They were also tested for Ebola.

Mallia Azzopardi explained that Ebola screening was carried out after one of the migrants declared that he is from Guinea. In addition he explained that authorities could ignore claims by the migrants that 20 others had perished. The migrants who arrived this morning at around 10am after spending an unspecified amount of days crossing the Mediterranean Sea appeared weak as they disembarked off the AFM vessel.

Despite arriving at Haywharf at around 10am safety precuatons meant that the disembarkation had to wait until For the first time since the deadly Ebola outbreak across West and Central Africa the migrants were screened by health authorities. AFM personnel wore full Ebola protective suits while a decontamination tent was also set up. A spokeswoman for the home affairs ministry underlined that these were only precautionary measures and that there was no cause for alarm.

Members of the media are also being kept away from the ordinary safety distance as a precaution. Migrants were provided with blankets and water while on board the AFM vessel. An AFM vessel has towed the migrants' dinghy to shore while additional vessels have been deployed in search for any bodies in the area.

AFM personnel remained in constant contact with the Italian military and the health authorities on safe distance procedure. The AFM had been monitoring the situation for the past hours and after ongoing communication with their Italian counterparts it was decided that due to their safety the migrants should be brought to Malta. Migrant dies after rescue another two critical Ebola tests are negative 20 migrants reports to have perished at sea Video Mark Zammit Cordina Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina Last updated 5.

A migrant has died at Mater Dei Hospital hours after being rescued this morning. The man was in a group of 87 migrants picked up from a drifting dinghy some miles off Mellieha. Three were found to be in critical condition having swallowed sea water after suffering dehydration. They were rushed to hospital where one of them passed away. Another five migrants were also taken to hospital for urgent medical care. The migrants all men said their group had originally consisted of people but 20 perished during the voyage. No bodies were found on the boat or at sea. They said they started their trip from Libya and had been at sea for days.

After rescue by a patrol boat the migrants were taken to Haywharf the AFM maritime base where they were received by AFM personnel in biohazard suits because of the risk of Ebola. Disembarkation started about three hours after the patrol boat arrived with officials having awaited the arrival from Mater Dei Hospital of a decontamination tent which was set up purely as a precaution. A Health Ministry spokeswoman insisted that there was no cause for alarm.

The migrants have now been moved to Safi Detention Centre where they are being held in quarantine monitored by the AFM and public health authorities. Those in hospital were immediately tested for Ebola. The tests were negative. Ebola has a threeweek incubation period and the risk that the migrants carry the disease is low especially considering that the migrants spent time in Libya before heading over to Malta the spokeswoman said.

The rescue was the first in several months and came at a time when the number of migrants in detention had slipped to a low of just At one time there were over Concern on petrol prices increases by 10 points Despite a lull in migrant arrivals before last Thursday concern on immigration has risen by four points since November. Despite decreasing numbers immigration has overtaken traffic which was the top concern in the November survey.

Respondents were asked to mention the two main problems facing the country. The biggest percentage point increase over November was registered by respondents mentioning petrol prices as a major concern. Concern on petrol prices is just two points lower than that on the cost of living.

Despite the absence of any boat arrivals in the past months concern on migration has gone up by eight points since March The survey shows that concern on traffic has gone down from the record levels registered in November but remains substantially higher than in March.

This suggests that most Maltese do not consider unemployment much of a problem reflecting statistics showing an increase in employment figures. Concern on the environment mostly on development issues has remained stable at five points slightly higher than in November but three points lower than in March Labour voters are more likely to be concerned about traffic and immigration but are less likely as PN voters to be concerned with petrol prices.

Immigration tops the concern list of both PN and PL voters. Concern on traffic is also six points higher among PL voters. One reason for this could be that PL voters are less likely to mention problems which can be blamed on the government of the day. Problems like roads traffic and to a certain extent migration are not directly attributable to the present government. But the percentage rises to 18 points among PN voters. This suggests that PN voters are more susceptible to PN propaganda on this issue.

Respondents with a post secondary level of education those who continued studies after secondary level but did not go to university are the most likely to be concerned by rising petrol prices. Disgruntlement among this category may be bad news for the government. For it was within this category that a major shift towards the PL occurred before the general election. Methodology respondents were contacted by telephone between Wednesday 7 and Tuesday 13 January. The survey was stopped when a quota sample was reached. Respondents were told that MaltaToday was conducting the survey.

Its results were weighted to reflect the age and gender balance of the population. Respondents were asked how they voted in the and elections. The minister referred to the recent terrorist attack on the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli and said that instability in the Mediterranean led to a threat to European security. The ministers also discussed migration flows particularly in view of the challenges posed by the emerging trend of smugglers using larger vessels to transport migrants. Mr Abela emphasised Malta's role on the issue of irregular migration starting from search and rescue and stressed the need for EU states to work together including in the return of irregular migrants.

He also underlined the need for relocation of beneficiaries of protection. The ministers agreed to intensify the implementation of already agreed measures while also identifying additional measures that would contribute to the fight against terrorism. The training is aimed at facilitating social inclusion and employability and it will focus on teaching residents how to use the internet prepare a CV and look for jobs. Education projects within the Open Centre had started over four years ago and they included courses in Cultural Orientation English Language First Aid and Food Handling and Hygiene which aimed to provide migrants with the necessary skills to enter the workforce.

The Marsa Open Centre is a transitory place for asylum seekers and refugees needing temporary assistance until they are able to move in the community and access mainstream services. Bugri said that the centre which has a bed capacity of residents is focusing on offering residents with the necessary support including educational courses and health and psychological support to be able to integrate with society. The FSM believes that education is an important tool for the personal development empowerment and social inclusion of migrants into Maltese society and in Europe at large he added.

Parliamentary Secretary for Competitiveness and Economic Growth Jose Herrera said that integration for good quality of life is "essential". He added that it is a two way struggle with society and the government being obliged to do their best to integrate migrants into society and migrants needing to try their best to follow courses to enter society. We need to look into the respective niches of our society and address these on a case by case basis in order to address their individual requirements.

Our immigrants are but one niche which we are targeting. Italy's Mare Nostrum operation which ended some weeks ago had served as a deterrent to terrorists wanting to enter Europe by posing as irregular migrants Italy's under secretary responsible for intelligence Marco Minniti told a parliamentary committee yesterday.

Mare Nostrum had been blamed by critics in Italy for encouraging the flows of migrants from North Africa and increasing the risk of Islamist terrorist being among them. Ansa however also quotes a report appearing in unidentified Libyan media saying ISIS is focusing on Libya as a means to get to Europe among irregular immigrants. ISIS is reported to have said If we can take advantage of this channel the situation in these countries will turn into a living hell. The report has yet to be verified as authentic.

Executive Director Kenneth Roth urged governments to recognize that human rights offer an effective moral guide in turbulent times and that violating rights can spark or aggravate serious security challenges. The shortterm gains of undermining core values of freedom and nondiscrimination are rarely worth the longterm price Roth said. The horrific attacks of January 7 to 9 in Paris on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo police officers and people in a Kosher supermarket that left 17 people dead heightened concerns about terrorist attacks in Europe as well as new counterterrorism measures that restrict freedom of movement association and expression.

The antiSemitic nature of the supermarket attack a subsequent wave of Islamophobic violence in France and rampedup rhetoric from rightwing parties in a number of EU countries underscored rising intolerance in Europe and its manifestation in violence and discrimination against Muslims Jews and other minorities Human Rights Watch said. A May gun attack at a Jewish museum in Brussels that killed four people was part of a disturbing pattern of antiSemitic violence and hate speech in the EU in Other EU member states criticized Italy for rescuing tens of thousands of boat migrants in the Mediterranean.

Its massive naval operation was replaced by a much more limited operation by the EU external borders agency Frontex at the end of the year. This raises concerns that the death toll in will surpass the estimated people who perished in the Mediterranean in HRW said. While the EU is a key humanitarian donor to the Syrian crisis with the exception of Germany it showed little willingness to resettle significant numbers of refugees from Syria. Asylum seekers generally faced significant gaps in protection including substandard reception conditions in Italy Greece France and Bulgaria and routine detention of migrants and asylum seekers including children in some cases.

There were reports throughout the year of summary returns and excessive use of force by border guards in Bulgaria Greece and Spain. Computer literacy courses are being offered to migrants living at the Marsa Open Centre in a bid to help them enter the local job market. The courses are being coordinated by the Malta Communications Authority in collaboration with the Foundation for Shelter and Support of Migrants which runs the Marsa centre.

Ahmed Bugri who heads the foundation said some students were currently participating in ICT courses which ranged from a basic introduction to IT skills to advanced ecommerce. Computer literacy Dr Bugri said was an essential tool for helping migrants enter the Maltese work force and improve their quality of life. This he added would ultimately benefit Maltese society at large. Educational programmes at the Marsa centre started four years ago and include courses in cultural orientation food handling which is aimed at helping migrants enter the tourism sector and English language.

We all have the responsibility to help migrants form part of our society. This needs to be reinforced if the situation is to improve he said. Dr Herrera was making a call for renewed efforts to educate migrants on what it means to be Maltese in an attempt to bridge the gap between Maltese society and the migrant population. I am sure that if we teach migrants about Maltese culture — what it means to be Maltese who our forefathers were what a festa is how our political system works and so on — we will bridge the gap that is stopping many migrants from integrating he said.

Dr Herrera was speaking during a press conference unveiling new computer literacy courses being offered to migrants at the Marsa Open Centre. Home Affairs Minister calls for integrated approach to counter terrorism. Abela emphasized the need for more information exchange between member states and the better use of existing tools to rapidly trace firearms.

He also referred to the recent terrorist attack that occurred at the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli Libya highlighting the need for an integrated approach to counter terrorism. Instability in the Mediterranean leads to a threat for European security he said. Abela said Malta was open to discuss necessary actions on the Schengen Code but no rushed decision should be taken. Over lunch ministers discussed migration flows particularly in view of the challenges posed by the emerging trend of smugglers using larger vessels such as ships to transport migrants.

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  • The recent terrorist attack on the Corinthia hotel in Libya reminds us of the fragile situation in this neighbouring country. The Maltese ownership of the hotel marks an additional level of proximity Agius said. Above all he pointed out how this would undoubtedly have an adverse effect on Malta. El Senussi also pointed out that Malta is a sincere friend to the Libyan cause and can promote solutions thanks to its credibility Agius said. The issue of terrorism within and outside of our borders has also been tackled by the Maltese MEPs.

    PN MEP Robert Metsola suggested that a new passenger name record system would help increase citizen safety since this would lead to a higher degree of harmonisation and sharing of information between Member States. During the January debates of the European Parliament plenary session Dalli said that whilst the EU has at times focused a lot of energy on its Eastern borders such focus came at the detriment of relations with its Southern neighbours. She said that it was is time to reverse these trends to promote a better wellbeing for the Libyan citizens.

    Some people are believed to have been displaced as a result of the ongoing conflict. With particular reference to Libya MEPs commended the UNchaired Geneva conferences as a positive first step that would hopefully lead to the reconciliation between the different factions present in Libya. Whilst political debates are of outmost importance the peacekeeping initiative led by the United Nations is also highly significant with Italy agreeing to spearhead such an initiative under the guidance of the United Nations. The Maltese EP office said that improved conditions in Libya would also impact Malta Italy and other Mediterranean countries due to the relevance that this crisis has on immigration.

    A strong government and legal enforcement force is necessary to nip the rising of a new phenomenon that of ghost ships. With ghost ships hundreds of migrants are being forced on boats which are no longer seaworthy and are allowed to drift in the Mediterranean without any crew present to guide these boats towards a safe port. Lebanon reinforces restrictions with new visa rules Today marks the day where new restrictions come into force for Syrian refugees. The unprecedented move by the Lebanese government means that Syrian refugees will have to fulfil certain criteria in order to be given a visa and enter the country.

    Before this move Syrians were automatically allowed to stay in Lebanon for up to six monthsThis step is aimed to curb the influx of refugees into the country with the registered refugee population standing at a whopping 1. There are a further unregistered refugees who will be greatly effected by these measures. It is in fact unclear exactly what these new restrictions will mean for Syrians already in the country and for unregistered refugees.

    The United Nations High Commissioner for refugees has expressed concern at the lack of clarity of these new rules. Groups supporting and opposing the antiIslam group have held rival rallies across Germany The Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West" or Pegida have held protests throughout the country since back in October and their rallies have gained both popularity and supporters over time. The group has been condemned by senior German politicians and it has also garnered counter demonstrators who favour a message of peace and tolerance.

    The Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel has condemned the group however the group seems to be gaining in popularity as time goes by. A poll of just over people carried out by German magazine Stern revealed that a shocking one in eight Germans would join an antiIslam march if Pegida organized one near their homes. The organiser for Pegida Kathrin Oertel has said that the country has once again been plunged into an era of political repression: Reuters Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday she had a duty to protect the right to demonstrate in Germany regardless of the issue and offered federal security support after an antiIslam march was cancelled because of a terrorist threat.

    Police in the eastern city of Dresden banned all outdoor public gatherings yesterday including one by the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West Pegida a group that attracted people to its rally last week. The weekly Pegida demonstrations began last October as a local protest against the building of new shelters for refugees and have been growing in size. However countermarches have taken place across Germany with far larger numbers and Merkel has condemned the group in unusually strong language as racists with hatred in their hearts.

    But at a press conference yesterday she defended the right to protest: Such a precious principle has to be protected. That is why everything will be done German Chancellor makes statement after antiIslam march was cancelled following threat She offered federal help if requested to the regional state authorities who are responsible for policing. Pegida leaders said yesterday they would not allow themselves to be muzzled and would plan a rally for next week in conjunction with security officials. Security authorities said last Friday they had specific warnings of a risk of militant attacks on central railway stations in Berlin and Dresden.

    The leader of a German organisation against the perceived "Islamisation" of Europe stepped down after online posts surfaced in which he used derogatory language to refer to refugees and posed looking like Adolf Hitler.

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    It followed German media publishing the comments where he called refugees "cattle" and "filthy" and a photo showing him with a Hitler moustache and hair combed over like the Nazi Fuehrer. Mr Bachmann did not comment directly on the picture but apologised for the antirefugee comments which he made online in September a month before the group staged its first protest. The group has staged weekly demonstrations in the eastern city of Dresden that reached their peak last week drawing people.

    This week's planned rally was cancelled after police said authorities had monitored a Tweet calling for one of the organisers to be killed. PEGIDA's spokeswoman Kathrin Oertel said the Hitler picture had been satire but Mr Bachmann's comments about refugees and others he made about German politicians had not "contributed to the trustworthiness" of the group. Bild newspaper quoted Mr Bachmann as saying he had posted the Hitler picture on his Facebook page apparently some time ago as a joke.

    If it was a joke nobody was laughing. A protest staged by a separate group in the eastern city of Leipzig met violent counterdemonstrations yesterday. Police said some among the counterprotesters tried to break through barriers protecting the route where about supporters of the group calling itself LEGIDA were marching.

    Sulla nave ci sono circa persone. A bordo ha riferito la voce ci sono circa persone tra cui bambini e donne incinta. Anche stavolta gli inquirenti dovranno verificare se gli scafisti di turno siano realmente fuggiti o se come avvenuto sul cargo sbarcato a Gallipoli si siano solo nascosti tra i profughi sperando di farla franca.

    Hanno cercato di confondersi tra centinaia di disperati. Ma gli investigatori del pool antiimmigrazione clandestina della provincia di Lecce sono riusciti ugualmente a identificarli: In un inutile tentativo degli scafisti di confondersi con gli altri. Affermazione a cui gli investigatori non hanno evidentemente creduto riuscendo infine a scovare gli scafisti compreso il comandante e ad arrestarli con le accuse di favoreggiamento e sfruttamento dell'immigrazione clandestina. Tutti e quattro sono stati trasferiti nel carcere di Lecce mentre la Blu Sky M si trova tuttora sotto sequestro nel porto di Gallipoli.

    A bordo sono state trovate molte derrate alimentari ed elementi considerati utili all'indagine coordinata dal sostituto procuratore Antonio Negro ma non armi. Resta da chiarire il motivo per cui gli scafisti abbiano improvvisamente invertito la rotta del cargo che fino alla tarda mattinata del 30 navigava vicino le coste greche anche se dai registri navali la destinazione ufficiale risultava la Croazia.

    La virata verso la Puglia meridionale insieme alla manomissione dei comandi ha messo in atto un piano suicida che nell'arco di poche ore avrebbe potuto trasformarsi in un'altra strage del mare. Oggi i migranti sono stati in gran parte trasferiti nei centri di accoglienza salentini delle province di Bari Foggia Taranto Bat e in Lombardia Veneto Piemonte e Toscana regioni individuate dal piano di riparto del ministero dell'Interno.

    Sono pronti a chiedere i danni. Ci sono ovviamente i familiari di coloro che hanno perso la vita come i due camionisti napoletani Giovanni Liccardo e Michele Liccardo. Le famiglie sono molto provate e aspettano di poter riportare a casa le salme dei propri congiunti spiega Davide Bellomo. Gli accertamenti medicolegali sulle nove salme delle vittime della Norman Atlantic potrebbero cominciare in mattinata. Stando alla Guardia costiera le persone salvate dal relitto in fiamme sono Questo significa rispetto ai complessivi stimati dai magistrati baresi che ci sarebbero ancora 11 dispersi.

    Le operazioni di recupero affidate a due rimorchiatori grazie anche a un miglioramento delle condizioni meteo stanno per concludersi. Quello che vedevamo noi era orribile racconta Luca Zizzi il comandante del rimorchiatore Tenax che ha scortato il Norman Atlantic in arrivo a Brindisi. Il fumo la gente ammassata le fiamme.

    Era orribile una lotta contro il tempo per salvare delle vite. Come lui lo sono stati anche i membri dell'equipaggio. Noi ascoltavamo le conversazioni via radio. Continuava a infondere calma a tutti. E intanto Antonio Brizzi segretario generale del sindacato dei vigili del fuoco Conapo solleva il caso degli otto vigili del fuoco partiti domenica mattina da Brindisi a bordo dei rimorchiatori.

    Le nostre istanze di recupero dei colleghi evidenzia Brizzi hanno trovato immediata risposta al Viminale con una riunione permanente nonostante i particolari giorni di festa. I trafficanti trovano nuove rotte per l'Europa e impiegano nuovi metodi per sfruttare i disperati. Andremo avanti con impegno e determinazione.

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    Gli scafisti stanno trovando nuove rotte verso l'Europa e stanno impiegando nuovi metodi per sfruttare persone disperate che cercano di sfuggire a un conflitto o alla guerra. Pertanto abbiamo bisogno di agire contro queste spietate organizzazioni criminali. Non dobbiamo permettere ai contrabbandieri di mettere a rischio la vita delle persone in vecchie navi abbandonate. Questi ultimi 8 sono stati temporaneamente affidati alle cure di una casa famiglia di Corigliano in attesa di decidere dove trasferirli FOTO. Le condizioni dei migranti sono complessivamente buone e non sono stati necessari ricoveri in ospedale.

    Una volta a terra i migranti sono stati nutriti e visitati dai medici del Dalle prime indicazioni e dallo stato complessivo delle persone che erano a bordole forze dell'ordine ritengono che la nave abbia viaggiato per pochi giorni prima di essere intercettata al largo della Calabria. Dopo lo sbarco i migranti sono stati trasferiti in centri di accoglienza di varie regioni.

    Le operazioni sono state coordinate dalla Prefettura di Cosenza. Nessuno dei migranti presenta problemi di carattere sanitario. Questi ultimi 8 sono stati temporaneamente affidati alle cure di una casa famiglia di Corigliano in attesa di decidere dove trasferirli. Sono acquistate a poche centinaia di migliaia di dollari e abbandonate dagli scafisti in vista delle coste italiane dopo aver fruttato guadagni milionari ai trafficanti di esseri umani: Un vero business milionario quello dei migranti in rotta verso l'Europa: Due navi da carico sono state intercettate nei giorni scorsi dalla Marina Militare Italiana cariche di immigrati soprattutto siriani.

    L'Italia si trova ad affrontare da diversi anni un afflusso crescente di immigrati clandestini che cercano di raggiungere l'Europa dal Mediterraneo a rischio della loro vita. Dobbiamo agire contro i trafficanti scrive in una nota Avramopoulos. Non possiamo permettere loro di porre a rischio vite su navi abbandonate in condizioni meteo pericolose.

    I business mimetizzati nel sociale. E in forte ascesa: Colangelo parla anche di Terra dei fuochi. E ovviamente guarda a Napoli al degrado delle sue periferie. Dalla capitale del sud dal cuore nero di un distretto giudiziario che spesso ha anticipato emergenze nazionali dal business dei rifiuti alla corruzione negli appalti stiamo focalizzando la massima attenzione anche su altri fronti che non sono nati ieri. Dove restano comunque calde le emergenze su cui costruire avanzate azioni di contrasto: Procuratore Colangelo tra boss in carcere e padrini pentiti i clan sembravano diventati una minaccia meno eclatante.

    Eppure da un lato si spara solo poche ore fa al Pallonetto Santa Lucia. Difatti la camorra ha solo cambiato pelle e non da ora. Partiamo dal dato che anche se molti padrini sono ormai rinchiusi in carcere al 41 bis e alcuni capiclan si sono pentiti nessuno si illude che i clan siano meno attivi nel territorio del distretto. Tuttavia i fenomeni che ci preoccupano ovviamente non riguardano solo le aggressioni. Chi sono per essere sintetici i nuovi nemici? La camorra che non fa rumore e alleva oltre a spacciatori estorsori killer i quali costituiscono comunque un esercito sia chiaro anche imprenditori e mediatori.

    Ma in una lista quali sono i nuovi business?