Samjota Express runs on

first_imgDelegations from India and Pakistan have agreed to continue running the bi-weekly Samjota Express between Lahore and Amritsar for another three years. Indian Railway Board member S Bhandari and Abdul Qayyum of Pakistan Railways signed a new agreement in January after a review of the level of rail services between the two countries. The existing agreement was due to expire on February 7, having been extended since July 2000.Two extra coaches will be provided and the service upgraded with the provision of sleeper and economy class accommodation. No action has been taken on a proposal to increase the level of services.last_img read more

NI AWR Updates AntSyn – Its Antenna Design Software

first_img Additional antennas added to the library bringing the total number of templates to 537. New antenna types for series-fed patch arrays, as well as new waveguide-fed, dual-ridge, transverse electromagnetic (TEM) and multifunction horn antennas. Ability to specify waveguide feeds, enabling the use of dozens of different commercially-available waveguides to feed many types of horns. Timing information to guide users on expected simulation times for certain classes of antennas and the ability to sort/queue by expected time run. Advance library search feature to narrow the number of displayed antennas according to user-specified attributes and/or descriptions. In addition to the latest release, designers can also pursue expert AntSyn software and antenna design consulting with Dr. Derek Linden, director of technology for AWR Group, NI, by reaching out to a local NI AWR software representative.Click here to see the new features in AntSyn™ 3.1. The latest release of the antenna design, synthesis and optimization module, AntSyn™ 3.1, is now available for use by current customers and evaluators. AntSyn™ is an automated antenna design, synthesis, and optimization tool that takes antenna engineering requirements as input and produces antenna designs as outputs. AntSyn was designed by antenna engineers to be used by all levels of experience, from experts to those who are relatively new to antenna design. A number of companies use this innovative EM-based synthesis tool valuable for designing antenna solutions for their products.Highlights of the release include:last_img read more

Japan cruises past Kazakhstan in Rio qualifiers

first_imgJapan won in straight sets for the second successive night on Sunday, beating Kazakhstan to lead the women’s Olympic final qualifying for Rio de Janeiro.Ahead of Tuesday’s showdown with South Korea, Japan produced a 25-14, 25-15, 25-11 victory without facing much of a test from Kazakhstan, the lowest-ranked team at the tournament. RELATED PHOTOS Japan’s Miyu Nagaoka (1), Haruyo Shimamura (9) and Saori Kimura block a Kazakhstan attack during their Olympic qualifying match on Sunday. | KYODO GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img Kazakhstan has previously qualified for just one Olympics — in Beijing in 2008. Japan is playing to qualify for a record 12th games.Yuki Ishii led Japan with 11 points off the bench. Sarina Koga contributed nine.Japan never trailed throughout the match, winning the first two sets so comfortably that coach Masayoshi Manabe rested starters Miyu Nagaoka, captain Saori Kimura and Erika Araki for the final set, playing all 14 team players by the end.Japan’s bench, though, was more than good enough as the host outscored Kazakhstan 75-40 to the delight of another sellout crowd at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.South Korea rolled to a 3-0 (29-27, 25-23, 25-21) win against the Netherlands for its first victory, bouncing back from its opening-day defeat to Italy behind 24 points from London Olympic MVP Kim Yeon-koung.Italy made it a perfect 2-for-2 by defeating Thailand 3-1 (17-25, 25-16, 25-17, 25-16), while the Dominican Republic, the second-highest ranked team in the tournament behind Japan, lost again — this time to Peru 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 26-24).The highest finisher from Asia in the eight-team round-robin competition qualifies automatically for Rio de Janeiro along with the top three teams overall. 2016 Rio Olympics KEYWORDSlast_img read more