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CEE members strengthen network

first_imgAt the conference, which was held from May 17-18 in Antwerp, attending members voted for a one-member-per-country concept, and designated area membership status.The network also elected a board of advisors, comprising four people from the attending member companies, to assist the network directors with new membership applications.The board now includes Marc Huybrechts of Winjgaard Natie in Belgium; Michael Miao of Intermax Logistics in China; Eyup Ekin of Ekin Heavy and Project Cargo Transportation in Turkey; and Shihab Hydrose of Fast & Direct Heavy Lift Solution Services in Dubai.The Priority Cargo Network – a member of the Quality Cargo Networks (QCN) group along with the CEE and Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) – also held its membership conference at the same time, where it voted for a three-member-per-country membership status, also aimed at bolstering its network.  CEE network members in Antwerp. www.cargoequipmentexperts.comwww.prioritycargonetwork.comwww.qualitycargonetworks.comlast_img read more

Aitken Spence Maritime ushers in first cruise ship for the season

first_imgThere are over 700 passengers engaging in excursions to enjoy the city and immediate locations of Sri Lanka such as the Colombo heritage walk, exploring the city of Galle, Kandy and key places of historical interests. “We are delighted to begin the passenger cruise season by facilitating the first vessel Costa Victoria. Aitken Spence Maritime has been aggressively promoting cruise calls to Colombo and are expecting several cruise operators in the following weeks. It is also inspiring for the team to see their efforts materialise. Aitken Spence Maritime will continue to offer comprehensive, synergised services to cruise operators that in turn will boost tourism in the country,” said Aitken Spence Maritime sector Managing Director Iqram Cuttilan. Aitken Spence Maritime is a pioneer in the industry and was the first Sri Lankan company to undertake port efficiency enhancement management overseas with its entry into the African Continent and subsequently the South Pacific. The company handles all areas of maritime services – from shipping and cargo handling services, to liner agency, cruise vessel, port management and development, chartering services and maritime education. Sea News, November 15 Costa Cruises offers cruise holidays to Europe, Mediterranean, Caribbean and Asian destinations. Costa Victoria is adorned with a stunning combination of Italian and Swedish design, with a capacity to accommodate 2,394 passengers in 918 cabins and suits. During this season, Costa Cruises offers cruise packages to West India, Maldives and Colombo on a fortnightly basis for those seeking to join the voyage from any port of call. As the local agents, Aitken Spence Maritime persuaded Costa Cruises to continue cruise calls to Colombo, considering all precautions taken by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Navy and the Police ensuring the safety and security of all passengers. Aitken Spence Maritime launched the passenger cruise season with Italy’s biggest tour operator Costa Cruises. The luxurious passenger vessel Costa Victoria called at Colombo Port on 5 November carrying 1,739 passengers and 790 crew members on board. Author: Baibhav Mishra The Costa Cruises will have six vessels between November and December to the Port of Colombo. This operation will act as a key influencer for tourism, paving the way for other cruise operators to call at Sri Lankan ports.last_img read more

Winners of IMS 2017 High-Efficiency PA Student Design Competition to Get NI AWR Software

first_imgNational Instruments is sponsoring this year’s 2017 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 13th annual High-Efficiency Power Amplifier Student Design Competition (HEPA-SDC). The competition encourages student teams from around the world to design and construct a power amplifier (PA) and bring it to IMS in Honolulu, Hawaii, where industry experts will evaluate the performance of all entered PAs on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.The top performing PA will be awarded a cash prize of $2,000.00 on behalf of IEEE and the top three winning teams will also receive fully-functional, one-year, personal term licenses for the popular NI AWR Design Environment, inclusive of Microwave Office circuit design software, Visual System Simulator (VSS) communication system design software, and AXIEM and Analyst 3D electromagnetic (EM) software.The deadline for proposal submissions is April 3, 2017. For more information and to enter the HEPA competition, click here.last_img read more

Rogers Introduces High Performance Laminates for 5G Active Antenna Arrays

first_imgRogers Corporation has introduced UL 94 V-0 antenna-grade laminates manufactured with standard profile electrode posited copper foil to meet present and future performance requirements in active antenna arrays and small cells, specifically for IoT and 5G systems. With the option of multiple copper foil offerings, design flexibility increases, and rounds out the performance versus cost portfolio.The RO4730G3 ceramic hydrocarbon laminates were originally introduced with a standard profile low-loss LoPro copper foil option. While LoPro copper foil provides excellent passive-intermodulation (PIM) performance (typically better than -160 dBc) and has gained popularity for intermodulation (IM) sensitive, high-frequency antennas, as 5G designs evolve, PIM has become less important on some applications. RO4730G3 laminates with standard profile electrodeposited copper provide an optimum blend of price, performance, and durability.RO4730G3 laminates provide a low dielectric constant (Dk) of 3.0 favored by antenna designers, held to a tolerance of ±0.05 through the thickness (z-axis) when measured at 10 GHz. These laminates are 30% lighter than PTFE circuit materials and feature a high glass transition temperature (Tg) of better than +280°C for compatibility with automated assembly techniques. RO4730G3 circuit laminates exhibit low z-axis coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of 30.3 ppm/°C from -55 to +288°C for reliable plated through holes (PTHs) in multilayer circuit assemblies and are lead-free-process compatible. Click here for more information.last_img read more

Smiths Interconnect Awarded Lunar Gateway Contract by Boeing

first_imgSmiths Interconnect was recently awarded a contract by Boeing to design, manufacture and supply bespoke connectors for use aboard NASA’s Orion spacecraft and Lunar Gateway.Smiths Interconnect’s docking umbilical connectors will be used to transfer power, signal and communications to different modules on the space station.These connectors have to meet strict specifications to endure the challenges of space. They must deliver high speed signal integrity to ensure there is a strong, consistent connections throughout the mission. With many phases of Artemis program still to come, they hope that their partnership with Boeing will stretch many decades as Mars exploration continues.The Orion spacecraft will take up to four astronauts to the Lunar Gateway where they will board a human landing system for exploration missions to the surface of the Moon.The Lunar Gateway is an in-development spaceship which is intended to orbit around the Moon. It will be a solar-powered communication hub, with living quarters for astronauts, a lab for science and research, ports for visiting spacecraft, and holding area for rovers and other robots.The spaceship will be a temporary home and office for astronauts, just about a five-day, 250,000-mile commute from Earth. It will provide NASA and its partners access to more of the lunar surface than ever before, supporting both human and robotic missions on the Moon, and eventually to Mars.last_img read more

Pre-Assembled Microwave Antennas Accelerate Network Rollouts and Reduce Installation Costs

first_imgRadio Frequency Systems (RFS), a global designer and manufacturer of total-package solutions for wireless and broadcast infrastructure, has announced that it is offering pre-assembled versions of its CompactLine® microwave antennas under the name RapidConnect. RapidConnect antennas are fully assembled in the RFS factory and can be installed right out of the box to accelerate network rollouts and reduce installation costs. They are available in 3-ft, 4-ft and 6-ft sizes.  RFS CompactLine® microwave antennas are known for their flexibility, performance, and robust construction. CompactLine antennas are optimized for integrated applications in dense urban areas, metropolitan and suburban locations, and aggregation points. They can be installed on rooftop poles or towers, deliver ultra-high (ETSI EN 302 217 Class 3, FCC Class A) electrical performance, and feature a low-profile design that can withstand extremely high winds. For maximum flexibility, CompactLine antennas are available in frequencies ranging from 5.925 GHz to 86 GHz with three wideband frequency ranges available (5.925-7.125, 7.125-8.5 and 10-11.7 GHz).RFS CompactLine RapidConnect antennas meet the industry’s growing need for microwave antennas that are ready to mount without the time and expertise required to assemble antenna components. The antennas reduce on-site service time, eliminate the need to train installers in antenna assembly, and avoid the delays associated with assembly errors. RFS RapidConnect antennas arrive at the customer site completely assembled. Customers choose a left or a right offset mount configuration when the antenna is ordered.Benjamin Gao, RFS Regional Product Manager for Microwave Antenna Solutions, commented that adding the RapidConnect antenna option to the time-tested CompactLine family gives their customers the flexibility to choose pre-assembled or standard microwave antennas as required to meet the time and cost constraints of network roll-out projects. While the antenna design did not change, they’ve put significant effort into designing crates that protect the antennas and optimize transportation efficiency.The fully assembled 3-ft, 4-ft and 6-ft RapidConnect antennas, along with the 1-ft and 2-ft CompactLine antennas, which are designed to be assembled on-site in less than 10 minutes, will help customers achieve their goals of faster network rollouts and lower costs.last_img read more

Maeda’s late punt return carries Lixil past Obic in Pearl Bowl semifinals

first_img“I always tell my players to not give up until the end of the game whenever we have a chance. It turned out true today,” Lixil coach Kiyoyuki Mori said. “Over 30 years of my experience in football, I have never experienced this kind of ending. We kept patient on offense, defense and special teams today. We are confident that we play well in a close game.”Playing before a crowd of 3,605 spectators at Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki, the Deers-Seagulls game saw the lead change three times in the final five minutes.With the Seagulls up 10-7 with 4:39 remaining, Lixil quarterback Shohei Kato hit wide receiver Katsuya Nagakawa with a 6-yard scoring strike, the pair’s second touchdown connection of the game, making the score 14-10.But the Seagulls wasted no time to fight back when Shun Sugawara, who started over former UCLA quarterback Jerry Neuheisel, threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Ryoma Hagiyama two minutes later.The ensuing offensive drive by the Deers ended when Kato got sacked by defensive lineman Takuya Seike on fourth down at their own 44 with 1:50 left.The Deers, however, used solid defense and two timeouts and forced the Seagulls to punt with 38 seconds to play.When he saw the punt by Takeshi Nagao sail low, Maeda stepped forward and grabbed the ball in front of his chest as he normally does as a wide receiver. It was too quick for the Seagulls to react immediately, and they let Maeda bring the punt back home.“The moment of the catch, I knew I can bring it to the end zone. It was risky, but it was the only way I can make a long return,” Maeda said. “If the punt had gone high, it would not have happened. But we always have the mentality to go aggressive.”In the day’s other game, Tomokazu Sueyoshi rushed for 135 yards and a score on 17 carries to help the BigBlue reach the Pearl Bowl Final for the first time in the team’s 40-year history.Kevin Craft shared playing time with rookie quarterback Yuki Masamoto and both threw a touchdown pass for the BigBlue.The Rise trailed 25-0 at the end of the third quarter and cut it to 34-21 behind Ryo Fujimoto’s three touchdown passes, but fell short. Obic Seagulls, Lixil Deers, Pearl Bowl tournament, Naoki Maeda, Shohei Kato, Kiyoyuki Mori, Shun Sugawara, Jerry Neuheisel, Tomokazu Sueyoshi Lixil returner Naoki Maeda scores the decisive touchdown on a 74-yard punt return with 38 seconds remaining to lead the Deers to a 21-16 win over the Obic Seagulls on Sunday at Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki. | HIROSHI IKEZAWA KAWASAKI – Kick returner Naoki Maeda returned a punt 74 yards for a touchdown with 38 seconds to play, giving the Lixil Deers a 21-16 comeback victory over the Obic Seagulls on Sunday in the semifinals of the Pearl Bowl tournament.The Deers advanced to the final for the first time since 2013 and will take on the IBM BigBlue, who beat the Nojima Sagamihara Rise 34-21 in Sunday’s later semifinal game at the same venue, on June 13 at Tokyo Dome. RELATED PHOTOS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KEYWORDS IBM running back Tomokazu Sueyoshi tries to evade a tackle by Nojima linebacker Junki Masuyama in the third quarter on Sunday. IBM won 34-21. | HIROSHI IKEZAWA IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Kenai Fire Captain Attending ARFF Response Training

first_imgAlso, paramedics from the City of Kenai Fire Department, Nikiski Fire Department, and Central Emergency Services attended, both in person and online,  a six day Paramedic Refresher course at the Beacon Training Facility in Kenai. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Fire Department Captain James Dye is currently attending the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. ARFF is a special category of firefighting that involves the response, hazard mitigation, evacuation and possible rescue of passengers and crew of an aircraft involved in (typically) an airport ground emergency.center_img Dye will be attending the conference until March 1, representing the City of Kenai Fire Department and the Kenai Airport.last_img

MSU releases tentative baseball schedule and fall roster

first_imgCohenCohenSTARKVILLE Mississippi State opens fall ball scrimmages on Tuesday. The program released a tentative schedule and a roster on Monday.The notable names missing on roster included pitcher Jesse McCord and outfield Joey Swinarski.Swinarski transferred to Embry Riddle. MSU coach John Cohen wouldn’t comment on McCord’s absence.The roster isn’t official and will change by the start of the season.The baseball season is tentatively scheduled to begin on Feb. 19 against Florida Atlantic. MSU will also host South Dakota State in the series.The Bulldogs beefed up their non-conference schedule with games against Memphis, UCLA and Southern Cal. MSU plays at Dodger Stadium against Oklahoma on March 6.Southeastern Conference play begins March 18 against Vanderbilt. The first SEC series at Dudy Noble Field on March 25 with Georgia. Mississippi State hosts Ole Miss the next week.Super Bulldog Weekend is scheduled for April 15-17 against Texas A&M.The Bulldogs then play seven SEC games in a week’s stretch away from Starkville. MSU travels to LSU on April 22, then plays Ole Miss in Jackson on April 26, before traveling to Alabama for a three game series on April 29.MSU closes the season with a home matchup with Arkansas.The full schedule is below as well as the fall roster.2016 Tentative Baseball ScheduleFeb. 19 Florida Atlantic 4:30Feb. 20 South Dakota State noonFeb. 20 Florida Atlantic 4:30Feb. 21 South Dakota State 3:30Feb. 23 Memphis 4:00Feb. 26 UMass Lowell 4:30Feb. 27 Nichols State noonFeb. 27 UMass Lowell 4:30Feb. 28 Nichols State 3:30March 1 Alcorn State 6:00March 4 $@USC or UCLA TBAMarch 5 $@UCLA or USC TBAMarch 6 $Oklahoma TBAMarch 8 South Alabama 6:30March 11 Oregon 6:30March 12 Oregon 2:00March 13 Oregon 11:00amMarch 15 Eastern Kentucky 6:30March 18 @Vanderbilt TBAMarch 19 @Vanderbilt TBAMarch 20 @Vanderbilt TBAMarch 22 Miss. Valley State 6:30March 25 Georgia 6:30March 26 Georgia 2:00March 27 Georgia 1:30March 29 #Southern Miss 6:30April 1 Ole Miss 6:30April 2 Ole Miss 2:00April 3 Ole Miss 1:30April 5 UT-Martin 6:30April 8 @Florida TBAApril 9 @Florida TBAApril 10 @Florida TBAApril 15 Texas A&M% 6:30April 16 Texas A&M& 2:00April 17 Texas A&M& 1:30April 20 ^La-Monroe 6:00April 22 @LSU TBAApril 23 @LSU TBAApril 24 @LSU TBAApril 26 #Ole Miss 6:30April 29 @Alabama TBAApril 30 @Alabama TBAMay 1 @Alabama TBAMay 6 Missouri 6:30May 7 Missouri 2:00May 8 Missouri 1:30May 13 @Auburn TBAMay 14 @Auburn TBAMay 15 @Auburn TBAMay 19 Arkansas 6:30May 20 Arkansas 2:00May 21 Arkansas 1:30May 24-29 SEC Tournament$ — Dodgertown Classic (first two games on campus sites, Sunday at Dodger Stadium)# — Trustmark Park, Pearl% — Super Bulldog Weekend^ — MGM Park, Biloxi2015 Mississippi State Fall Baseball RosterNo. Name Pos. Cl.2 Hunter Stovall C/INF Fr.3 Luke Reynolds INF Jr.4 Delvin Zinn INF Fr.5 Mike Smith OF Sr.6 Luke Alexander INF Fr.7 Jacob Robson OF RJr.8 Gavin Collins C Jr.9 Elih Marrero C/OF Fr.10 Ryan Gridley INF So.12 Reid Humphreys OF/INF Jr.13 John Holland INF RSr.14 Cole Gordon 1B/RHP RFr.15 Jake Mangum OF/LHP Fr.16 Josh Lovelady C Sr.17 Paul Young RHP RJr.18 Keegan James RHP Fr.19 Brent Rooker OF RSo.20 Jared Padgett LHP Fr.22 Matt Spruill INF Sr.23 Austin Sexton RHP Jr.25 Dakota Hudson RHP Jr.26 Cody Brown OF RJr.28 Ryan Cyr RHP Jr.29 Jacob Barfield INF So.31 Ryan Rigby RHP So.32 Vance Tatum LHP Jr.33 Parker Ford RHP Fr.34 Kale Breaux LHP Fr.35 Jack Kruger C Jr.36 Nathaniel Lowe 1B Jr.38 Trent Waddell LHP RSr.39 Logan Elliot RHP Jr.40 Cole Barlow RHP RJr.41 Zac Houston RHP Jr.42 Blake Smith RHP Jr.43 Andrew Mahoney LHP RFr.44 Ethan Small LHP Fr.45 Jacob Billingsley RHP RSo.46 Trysten Barlow LHP Fr.47 Myles Gentry RHP RJr.48 Konnor Pilkington LHP Fr.49 Daniel Brown LHP Jr.50 Alex London LHP Fr.51 Noah Hughes RHP Fr.52 Tanner Poole OF Jr.53 Brent Blaylock OF Fr.Contact Michael Bonner at mbonner@gannett.com. Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter. Mississippi State coach John Cohen released a tentative schedule and roster on Monday.Mississippi State coach John Cohen released a tentative schedule and roster on Monday.last_img read more

College baseball: BPCC sweeps doubleheader

first_imgThe Bossier Parish Community College Cavaliers swept a doubleheader against Northeast Texas Community College Saturday 7-5 and 10-9 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.Former Captain Shreve standout Tanner Johnson got the win in the first seven-inning game, allowing seven hits in 6 2/3 innings. Former Haughton star Sam Wallace recorded the final out.Wallace also had a two-RBI triple. Cole Pippin went 2-for-3 with a double. Adam Thompson went 2-for-4 with a double. Dakota Wright had a triple.Austin Stegall hit a solo home run.Stegall went 4-for-5 with a home run, double and three RBI in the nine-inning Game 2 win. Wallace went 3-for-5 with a triple, double and an RBI. Wright smacked a three-run home run in the first inning. A.J. Chirino had two hits and an RBI. BPCC (20-29, 9-20) and Northeast Texas close out the Region XIV series at 1 p.m. Sunday at BPCC.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comPremier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more