Air Liquide launches $500m bond

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CRRC trainset enters service in Sri Lanka

first_imgSri Lankan Railways ordered the 120 km/h trains using financing from a US$79·8m Chinese sovereign loan.Each S14 has two 74 tonne Bo-Bo power cars with a 1 950 hp MTU 12V 4000 R41 diesel engine, plus seven intermediate coaches. There are two first class air-conditioned cars with a capacity of 88 passengers, two second class cars to carry 96 people and three third class cars able to accomodate 216 passengers.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# #*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# SRI LANKA: The first of nine S14 diesel trainsets being supplied by CRRC Qingdao Sifang has entered revenue service on the Colombo Fort – Badulla line, which has a journey time of 8 h 43 min.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#center_img The trains are equipped with a passenger information system, and the first class cars have entertainment screens. There are also wheelchair accessible toilets.An in-depth article on the modernisation of Sri Lanka’s railway network appeared in the August 2018 issue of Railway Gazette International magazine.last_img read more

CARICOM votes to upgrade Palestinian UN status

first_img Tweet Share NewsRegional CARICOM votes to upgrade Palestinian UN status by: – December 1, 2012 Share 30 Views   no discussionscenter_img NEW YORK, USA — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states, with the exception of The Bahamas and Barbados, voted in unison to support UN Resolution 67/19 that granted observer status to the State of Palestine at the United Nations on Thursday, which is similar to the status of the Holy See. Two important CARICOM states, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, broke with traditional positions and supported the Palestinian vote for observer status at the UN. In the past they never explicitly supported Palestinian statehood and have abstained on the issue. The United Nations voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to recognize the State of Palestine. More than two-thirds of the world body’s 193 member states approved the resolution to upgrade Palestine to a non-member observer state. It passed 138-9, with 41 abstentions. Joining the United States in voting no was Canada, Czech Republic, Panama and a few other Pacific Island states. Five CARICOM member states, Guyana, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize and Grenada, co-sponsored the resolution. Prior to the actual vote, Belize, Grenada and Suriname added their names as co-sponsors of the resolution. Since 1975 Guyana has been a member of the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, and the first Caribbean country to recognise Palestine as a state. And since coming to office two years ago, Suriname’s President Desi Bouterse has solidified ties with non-aligned nations, the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) and the Arab, African and Asian bloc of the 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and has been an advocate of Palestinian statehood. “Suriname and Guyana through CARICOM and in their recent role as chair respectively of the second and third committee have supported a united CARICOM position,” said Suriname’s Ambassador’s to the United Nations, Henry MacDonald. A lot of behind the scenes lobbying to have a unified CARICOM position on the Palestine upgrade resolution by Suriname and Guyana took place at CARICOM and at the UN.Haiti, as expected, like Colombia abstained, but Paraguay’s abstention was a surprise after Paraguay had recognized the Palestinian state a few years ago. The change of government in Paraguay more recently could account for this move. While this UN move is merely symbolic, it will allow Palestine to join international organisations such as the International Criminal Court, where Palestine can bring charges against Israel’s occupation, and expansion of settlements in the West Bank. As well, some assert, it will give the Palestinians more leverage to negotiate with Israel. According to MacDonald, “The new status will also allow Palestine to get access to international financial institutions like the IMF and the World Bank.”Caribbean News Now Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Vaunix to Display USB Programmable Products at IMS

first_imgVaunix Technology, a manufacturer of USB controlled and powered test equipment, continues down their path toward a full catalog of solutions for test applications that can take advantage of programmable RF devices. This products will be displayed at booth #3423 at IMS 2015 in Phornix, Az from 19-21 May.The LSG and LMS series of Lab Brick Signal Generators provide all the signal-generating capability of a full-sized test signal source without the need for cumbersome rack equipment. Together they cover frequency ranges from 20 MHz – 20 GHz, with high output levels and excellent spectral purity.The LDA series of Lab Brick Digital Attenuators boast 120 dB of programmable attenuation through 6 GHz, and can be used in the development of low-cost fading simulators for Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) and Single Input Multiple Output (SIMO) communication systems such as WiMAX, 3G and LTE.Lab Brick Switch products have a 10 W power handling capability and offer reliable, high isolation, low power and low cost solid state solutions in both single pole double throw (SPDT) and single pole four throw (SP4T) configurations. And the Lab Brick Phase Shifter line provides excellent phase accuracy while offering 1 degree phase resolution through 12 GHz, and can be used in beam forming and phased array antenna systems.Latest designs include attenuators with 120 dB of programmable attenuation through 6,000 MHz; 50 and 75 Ohm single pole, double throw and single pole, four throw switches; 2 to 4 GHz and 4 to 8 GHz phase shifters, and a .5 MHz to 270 MHz signal generator with a 100-microsecond switching time and 100 Hz frequency resolution.Powered by USB and controlled by easy-to-use, graphical-user-interface (GUI) software, Lab Bricks are designed to meet the needs of engineers and technicians who work either in the lab or in the field.last_img read more

Renesas Unveils High Performance 18 GHz mm-Wave Frequency Synthesizer

first_imgRenesas Electronics Corporation has introduced a next-generation wideband mmWave synthesizer with the industry’s highest performance and unique set of features optimized for 5G and broadband wireless applications. The flagship 8V97003 device is ideal as a local oscillator (LO) for mmWave and beamforming, or a precision reference clock for a high-speed data converter in numerous applications such as test and measurements, optical networking, and data acquisition.Bobby Matinpour, Vice President of Timing Products, IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit at Renesas commented that the new 8V97003 has been developed for the latest generation of high-performance mmWave radios, ensuring it meets their customers’ most demanding frequency range, phase noise, and output power requirements. With its best-in-class performance in a single-chip design, the 8V97003 is particularly well-suited for emerging applications above the 6 GHz carrier frequency, including broadband wireless, microwave backhaul, and 5G radios.The 8V97003 delivers the industry’s best combination of a wide frequency range (171.875 MHz to 18 GHz), ultra-low output phase noise (-60.6dBc at 20 kHz to 100 MHz at 6 GHz) and high output power over its entire frequency range. The wide frequency range enables customers to use a single 8V97003 in place of multiple synthesizer modules reducing solution footprint and cost. Its high output power eliminates the need for external drivers, further reducing complexity and overall power consumption without compromising performances. The ultra-low output phase noise makes it an excellent choice for 5G and other wireless applications as it enables superior system-level signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and error vector magnitude (EVM). As a reference clock for high-speed data converters, 8V97003 maximizes system performance by improving SNR and spurious-free-dynamic-range (SFDR).AvailabilityMass production quantities of the 8V97003 are now available in a 7mm x 7mm, 48-lead VFQFPN package. Click here to read more information.last_img read more

Space-Based RF Geoanalytics Company Launching its Second Cluster of Satellites

first_imgHawkEye 360 Inc, a company that used formation flying satellites to create new class of RF data and data analytics, has announced it has successfully completed environmental testing of its second cluster of three satellites. This significant milestone for HawkEye Cluster 2 clears the way to prepare for launch, which is scheduled for late 2020.HawkEye Cluster 2 will join the company’s first cluster of satellites that were launched in December 2018, doubling the size of HawkEye 360’s constellation. This is the first cluster in a series of next generation satellites that will improve revisit rates and bring increasingly robust RF data insights to US and international customers to inform their decision-making processes.HawkEye 360 has five more clusters of satellites fully financed and under development for launch in 2021 and early 2022. This growing constellation identifies and precisely geolocates a broad set of RF signals from emitters such as VHF marine radios, UHF push-to-talk radios, maritime radar systems, AIS beacons, L-band satellite devices, emergency beacons and more. HawkEye 360 processes and analyzes this data using proprietary algorithms and machine-learning tools to deliver actionable insights to customers.HawkEye Cluster 2 Features Significant Advancements Including:Improved Capability: The satellites contain a new and improved software-defined radio (SDR) that can tune to a wide range of frequencies and gather higher-resolution signal data to deliver quality results to customers.Greater Accuracy: With powerful updated on-board computing, the satellites can process data at a faster rate, leading to increased geolocations with an even greater degree of accuracy, so customers receive the best possible RF geospatial intelligence.Simultaneous Collection: The satellites can simultaneously collect multiple signals over a single region for enhanced analytics that help customers make more informed decisions.According to HawkEye 360’s Chief Executive, Officer John Serafini, HawkEye 360’s investment to advance the field of space-based RF geoanalytics isn’t just about defense and intelligence missions, but it’s also about protecting global commons by identifying and tracking illicit activities such as illegal fishing, human trafficking, and animal poaching. In just 18 months, the company’s first cluster has tracked 20 million geolocations and signals of interest to feed growing demand from civil service and defense clients around the world.HawkEye 360 built the RF payloads, which UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) integrated into the satellite bus. SFL conducted the environmental testing efforts, which included vibration, thermal vacuum, and electromagnetic interference testing. These tests simulate the environment the satellites will encounter in space. The next step is to prepare the satellites for launch integration.Each new cluster increases HawkEye 360’s capacity to collect more data that can be processed, analyzed and delivered as relevant and robust data insights, says HawkEye 360’s Chief Operating Officer, Rob Rainhart. According to him, the highly advanced HawkEye Cluster 2  satellites can capture multiple signal layers at once to create a more accurate and detailed visual of activity and then bring that data down in a shorter period of time for customers’ benefit.last_img read more

Argos swim past Ouachita Baptist 112-64 in dual meet

first_img Results Story Links PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 14 West Florida women’s swimming and diving team cruised to a 112-64 win over Ouachita Baptist in a dual meet at the UWF Aquatic Center on Saturday. The Argonauts placed first in 12 of 13 events to win their third dual meet win of the year and their first over a New South Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Conference opponent. Peggy de Villiers (Somerset West, South Africa) and Madeline Pitt (Trussville, Ala.) both placed first in two events; de Villiers won the 200 Freestyle (2:00.09) and the 100 Backstroke (1:02.52), while Pitt placed first in the 200 Individual Medley (2:15.07) and the 100 Butterfly (1:00.73). Pitt’s time in the 200 IM was a new personal record. UWF had three other individual event winners who posted personal bests, Sophia Oliva (Plantation, Fla.) in the 1000 Freestyle (11:19.39), Anna-Marie Macht (Markkleeberg, Germany) in the 50 Freestyle (25.62) and Nicole Machado (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) in the 100 Freestyle (55.72). Emily Mitchell (Allen Park, Mich.) also had a first place finish in the 100 Breaststroke (1:09.49). The Argos fared well in both relay events, winning in the 200 Medley and the 200 Freestyle. The medley relay team of Macht, Ana Cristina de Paula (Santos, Brazil), Karisa Kostecki (Lithia, Fla.) and Mikaela Aponte (Pompano Beach, Fla.) posted a time of 1:56.78, and the freestyle relay team of de Villiers, Aponte, Angelina Gallastegui (Brandon, Fla.) and Jamie McDonald (Panama City, Fla.) finished in 1:44.52. “I’m satisfied with our performance today,” said UWF head coach Andrew Hancock. “Today was a chance to measure ourselves against a conference school. Ouachita Baptist is a rebuilding program, but they have some great swimmers. For us to perform as well as we did is encouraging. Our girls were very business-like, and they did a great job preparing for today. There is a lot to be excited about moving forward.” Josie McKee (Canton, Ohio) placed first in both exhibition diving events for UWF, and her score of 423.25 in the 11-dive, 1-meter event was an NCAA qualifying score. Meghan Zets (Grovetown, Ga.) and Megan Drake (Navarre, Fla.) also had solid performances in both diving events, including Drake who posted personal bests in the 11-dive 1 meter event (298.60) and the 6-dive 3 meter event (173.81). “The kids had a renewed energy after the holiday break, and it showed in the way they all were diving today,” said UWF diving coach Barbara Parker. “We’re making our adjustments, and we’ll be in great shape for the conference meet.” The Argos will be back in action on Jan. 16, facing two more conference opponents in Delta State and Henderson State. The double dual will take place at DSU in Cleveland, Miss. at 4 p.m. For information on all UWF athletics, visit Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

‘Cuitan’ Seorang Penumpang Selamatkan Nasib 25 Gadis di India!

first_imgSumber: The Indian Express Tidak ada yang bisa memungkiri kekuatan dan kecepatan dari sebuah platform media sosial. Selain dapat digunakan sebagai sarana promosi sebuah produk, tapi yang lebih mengesankan adalah media sosial dapat dengan mudah memviralkan sebuah kejadian dalam kurun waktu yang relatif sangat cepat. Dapat dengan mudah terhubung dengan beberapa orang penting dan sejumlah otoritas merupakan kelebihan lain yang dapat Anda rasakan dari hadirnya media sosial, bukan?Baca Juga: Antara Garuda Indonesia, Berita Hoax, dan Media SosialTerkait dengan kelebihan dari media sosial tersebut, beberapa waktu ke belakang, jagat sosial media kembali menunjukkan kekuatannya. Dihimpun dari sejumlah laman sumber, seorang penumpang kereta Muzaffarpur – Bandra Awadh Express berhasil menyelamatkan 25 gadis sekaligus yang tampak ketakutan di dalam rangkaian kereta tersebut. Hebatnya lagi, aksi yang dilakukan oleh Adarsh Shrivastava ini hanya ia lakukan dengan cara me-mention sejumlah orang penting yang ada di jejaring sosial Twitter. Kejadian ini berawal ketika Adarsh tengah menggunakan layanan Muzaffarpur – Bandra Awadh Express pada Kamis (5/7/2018) kemarin. Pemandangan di dalam rangkaian tersebut agak aneh di mata Adarsh ketika dirinya melihat sejumlah anak yang tampak ketakutan dan merasa tidak nyaman berada di dalam rangkaian tersebut. Bahkan beberapa di antaranya ada yang sampai menangis.Merasa ada yang janggal, Adarsh langsung mengambil ponselnya dan mencuitkan sebuah posting yang ditujukan kepada Menteri Perkeretaaapian Piyush Goyal, Perdana Menteri Narendra Modi, Menteri Negara di Kementerian Perkeretaapian Manoj Sinha, Kepala Menteri Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath, dan Kementerian Perkeretaapian dalam cuitannya tersebut.“Saya tengah dalam perjalanan menggunakan Avadh Express(19040). Di s5. Di dalam gerbong saya terdapat 25 gadis yang hampir semuanya menangis dan merasa ketakutan. @RailMinIndia @PiyushGoyal @PMOIndia @PiyushGoyalOffc @narendramodi @manojsinhabjp @yogi” Begitulah isi dari cuitan Adarsh pada pukul 17:25 waktu setempat.Baca Juga: Manfaatkan Medsos Sebagai Wadah Promosi, Tokyu Corp. Sukses Jaring Banyak WismanKurang lebih dalam waktu setengah jam saja, sejumlah otoritas berwenang langsung turun tangan untuk menyelidiki hal apa yang terjadi di balik laporan Adarsh tersebut. Setelah ke-25 gadis tersebut berhasil diselamatkan, satu per satu dari mereka mulai dimintai keterangan guna mendapatkan informasi lebih lanjut.Sayangnya,tidak ada satupun dari mereka yang berani membuka mulut. Akhirnya ke-25 gadis ini diserahkan ke Komite Perlindungan Anak dan mendapatkan perawatan di sana. Kuat dugaan, mereka merupakan calon korban human trafficking di India, dimana dalam kasus ini, dua orang tersangka berhasil diamankan dan proses penyelidikan hingga kini masih bergulir. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related166 Tahun Sudah Jaringan Perkeretaapian India Layani Penumpang21/04/2019In “Darat”Media Sosial, Seberapa Besar Peranannya di Sektor Aviasi Global?07/02/2019In “Domestik”Ketepatan Waktu Kereta India Mengalami Penurunan Akibat Faktor Keterlambatan07/09/2018In “Darat”last_img read more

Shy N’Golo Kante Finally Speaks On Chelsea Sacking Antonio Conte

first_imgChelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante has finally reacted to the club sacking Antonio Conte.Kante was preparing to play Croatia in the 2018 World Cup, when Roman Abramovich decided to fire the Italian and replace him with compatriot, Maurizio Sarri.In a short Twitter post, Kante paid tribue to Conte, who bought him from Leicester City two years ago.“Thank you Coach! All the best for the future,” he wrote on Monday, along a collage of pictures with him and the former Juventus boss.Kante’s future at Stamford Bridge is far from settled, as he has been linked with Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.French outlet, Le10 Sport, however, reports that the France international has decided not to trouble Chelsea and will let the West London outfit decide whether to accept an offer or not.last_img read more

St. Edward Eagles Capture 2018 Division One State Championship With 24-10 Win Over Colerain Cardinals

first_imgCANTON, OHIO – It was a battle of the birds for the OHSAA Division 1 State Championship as the St. Edward Eagles took on the Colerain Cardinals out of Cincinnati. The boys from Northeast Ohio took home the gold with a 24-10 victory. Their fourth OHSAA Division 1 State Title.The star of the game was Michigan commit Quintel Kent who went off for 120 yards on 8 catches, scoring twice. He took the game over in the second half as the Cardinals had no answer for him. The Eagles outscored the Cardinals 17-0 in the second half after trailing 10-7 at Halftime.Deshawn Pace took the opening kickoff deep into Eagle territory to give the Cardinals an immediate scoring threat. A few plays later however it was Pace coughing the ball up at the goal line as the Eagles recovered it, erasing their first scoring chance of the night.Neither team would come close to scoring again in the quarter as it ended scoreless. The Cardinals did pile up 63 rushing yards in the quarter without attempting a single pass. Their first pass came with 4:33 left in the first half and they made it count. It was a 14-yard touchdown toss from Deante Smith-Moore to Syncere Jones to open up the scoring and put the Cardinals ahead 7-0.With the Cardinals driving again at the tail end of the first half, Smith-Moore threw a costly interception to Daylan Jernigan of the Eagles. They immediately made the Cardinals pay for it as Garrett Dzuro threw two passes to a bolting Kent to get the ball inside the Cardinal five. From there it was the 2018 NEOSI Player of the Year, Jordan Castleberry finishing off the drive to tie the game.The Cardinals managed to get another huge kickoff return by Pace to set up a last second 32-yard field goal attempt by Chris Mangold. The senior kicker nailed it, and the Cardinals took a 10-7 lead into the break.The Eagles came out of the locker running wild in the form of Castleberry. Burst after burst by the speed demon back put the Eagles in the red zone. They had to settle for a 25-yard field goal by Gianluca Russo to tie the game at 10. Castleberry, the West Virginia commit, finished with 89 yards on 19 carries.The big night for Kent continued the next time the Eagles touched the ball as he hooked up with Dzuro again. This time for 23 yards and pay dirt. This gave the Eagles their first lead of the night at 17-10 as the third quarter came to a close. Dzuro would finish the night going 12 of 12 passing for 150 yards and 2 touchdowns.The Eagles had a chance to put it away midway through the fourth quarter and did just that yet. Yet again, it was Kent leaping above Cardinal defenders to catch another touchdown pass. This one from 19 yards and giving the Eagles a 24-10 lead with a little over 7 minutes left to play. Related TopicsQuintel KentSEHSSt. Edward Eagles Vince McKeelast_img read more