A revival in fortunes

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Battery developer makes a loss

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Norilsk’s Nickel plans hydrogen power for Russia

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Prosafe mobilizes ‘Safe Scandinavia’ for Statoil gig

first_imgProafe’s tender support vessel Safe Scandinavia has completed onshore acceptance testing and is now mobilizing to the Oseberg Øst installation in the North Sea to start drilling support operations for Statoil.The Safe Scandinavia was converted from a semi-submersible accommodation rig to a tender support vessel at the Westcon yard in Ølensvåg, Norway. The rig arrived at the yard for its conversion work approximately a year ago.The work was originally scheduled to be completed in the first half of 2015. However, the project experienced delays thereby also delaying the contract start with the Norwegian oil company Statoil.Prosafe is responsible for the provision of mud services to the Oseberg Øst installation in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea together with all marine operations of the tender support vessel (TSV) under a three-year contract the two companies inked in July 2014.According to Prosafe, the Safe Scandinavia will continue to perform accommodation duties to support the installation via a telescopic gangway.The contract will start upon completion of mobilisation, which is expected towards the end of March, the owner of the vessel added.The Safe Scandinavia was built in 1984, upgraded in 2003, completed a life extension refurbishment in 2014, and finally converted in 2016.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Shame on bad public relations

first_imgTessa van Rooyen, CrawfordTut tut comes to mind when I read how representatives of some companies respond to you (“Mountaineer has no freedom to roam, Off My Trolley, July 3).No matter that they feel aggrieved, the perception one gets from their downright rude responses is tantamount to shooting themselves in the foot. Who would want to deal with businesses like them? Have they not heard of public relations?Love your column, more power to you.last_img

R&S Solution to Monitor Frequency Spectrum Throughout Peru

first_imgIn line with their procurement guidelines, the Peruvian Ministry of Transportation and Communications (Ministerio des Transportes y Comunicaciones – MTC) commissioned Rohde & Schwarz to deliver and install a country-wide system for monitoring the frequency spectrum. A total of 30 stationary and mobile units are interconnected and used for frequency management throughout Peru.In 2015 and 2016, Rohde & Schwarz put one stationary, one mobile measurement and one direction finding system into operation in each of the 15 different cities throughout Peru. The MTC uses their equipment to regulate and monitor the frequency spectrum, specifically to ensure interference-free reception of radiocommunications services. This system is suitable for use in Peru’s different climate zones. It is used in areas ranging from the desert on the Pacific to the Andean highlands.The core of this new system is the compact R&S UMS300 monitoring and radiolocation system from their UMS family of universal monitoring systems. This system features a rugged housing for outdoor installation on the antenna mast, greatly increasing the sensitivity of the system. Installation on masts or rooftops also reduces infrastructure requirements. The stations are controlled using their ARGUS spectrum monitoring software, which supports various operating modes. It offers interactive operation or fully automatic test sequences and can be run in local mode or via remote control.Effective frequency management prevents or helps identify and eliminate interference in radiocommunications. This is achieved by monitoring the electromagnetic spectrum and locating the position of suspect signals. Rohde & Schwarz has been globally successful in the field of spectrum monitoring for decades. The company’s stationary and mobile system solutions enable regulatory authorities worldwide to perform their jobs. Their system solutions fulfill all of the relevant requirements and recommendations of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) – the United Nations (UN) agency responsible for regulating the use of the frequency spectrum.last_img read more

Wolfspeed Expands its LDMOS and GaN HEMT Offerings for Telecom and Radar Markets

first_imgWolfspeed has released new LDMOS and GaN HEMT product offerings that enable smaller systems with greater reliability and efficiency.Wolfspeed’s recent acquisition of the Infineon RF power business expanded its product portfolio, accelerating the company’s progress in developing innovations for telecommunications and aerospace/defense applications. The acquisition brings LDMOS technology and expertise to Wolfspeed, enabling the company to provide the optimal RF power solution to meet customers’ needs, regardless of the type of technology used.The expansion includes Wolfspeed’s new 28V 2620-2690 MHz Asymmetric Doherty Transistor, which is an LDMOS Doherty transistor that utilizes LD12 technology. This and other LD12 components use a plastic over mold package that delivers the same performance as open cavity packages, offering significant increases in efficiency at a lower cost. Wolfspeed has industry-leading performance in such plastic packages, which can bring significant cost savings to telecom applications.In the radar market, Wolfspeed is providing aerospace and defense operators better target discrimination and a longer detection range with the launch of the highest output power GaN products on the market, including a 1200W packaged GaN HEMT. The 1200W GaN HEMT sets a new industry benchmark for performance by delivering the highest output power for a GaN L-Band radar product on the market today. The device’s high-output power enables fewer devices to be used, resulting in simplified system architectures, lower materials costs, reduced energy consumption and increased system reaction time that is critical in defense and aerospace settings.The new LDMOS and GaN HEMT technologies will be on display at the Wolfspeed booth #931 during IMS 2018 in Philadelphia from June 12-15.Click here to view more news stories related to IMS 2018.last_img read more

Negrense Torres-Sunang eyes gold in SEA Games

first_img[/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Negrense Torres-Sunang eyes gold in SEA Games’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=’custom’ color=’#0a0a0a’]Tuesday, January 10, 2017[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=” font_color=’custom’ color=’#0a0a0a’]MANILA – Filipina long jumper Marestella Torres-Sunang will be gunning for her fifth Southeast Asian Games gold medal when she competes in the 2017 edition of the biennial event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The San Jose, Negros Oriental-native Torres-Sunang said she will be preparing hard for the tournament slated from Aug. 19 to 31 as she aims to do better than her bronze medal finish in 2015 in Singapore.“Kaya pa naman nating manalo. Target talaga natin ang ginto,” said the 36-year-old Torres-Sunang, who represented the country in the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil.“Paghahandaan talaga natin ‘yan dahil gusto kong makabawi dun sa performance ko sa Singapore,” she added. “Kayang kaya ko pa naman mag compete. Ang magpapa-retire lang sa akin ay injury.”The former Far Eastern University Tamaraws jumper has four SEA Games gold medals so far which she won in 2005 in the Philippines, 2007 in Thailand, 2009 in Laos, and 2011 in Indonesia.Torres-Sunang did not participate during the 2013 edition in Myanmar after giving birth to her first child. In 2015, she had her worst performance in the biennial event after finishing third.Torres-Sunang remains the holder of the SEA Games record in the women’s long jump event at 6.71 meters, which she tallied during the 2011 SEA Games in Palembang, Indonesia.However, 6.71-meter mark is just the second best of Torres-Sunang as she tallied 6.72 meters during the Kazakhstan Open in July 2015 that merited her third Olympic stint./PN[/av_textblock]last_img read more

Rohr Points Out Yobo’s Unsuitability For Eagles Job

first_imgSuper Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has highlighted Joseph Yobo’s glaring lack of coaching qualifications following the surprise appointment of the former national team captain as Imama Amapakabo’s replacement as Rohr’s assistant. Yobo was named by the Nigeria Football Federation as Amapakabo’s replacement on Wednesday.Amapakabo was relieved of his position following a disastrous spell in charge of the home-based Eagles and the U23 national team that saw both teams fail to qualify for the 2020 CHAN and the Tokyo Olympics respectively.Rohr while confirming he was informed of the decision before it was made public, implied that he was far from pleased with the Federation’s decision to sack Amapakabo given the close working relationship both men shared.But he was powerless to do anything given that the terms of his contract allowed the NFF the power to appoint one assistant coach for his backroom staff. “The NFF has the right to pick one assistant coach for my staff, so they are the ones to communicate the reasons for the appointment, not myself,” Rohr told football journalist Osasu Obayiuwana.“I was informed by Amaju Pinnick, in a telephone call, before it was made public. I don’t know why Amapakabo has been removed. I worked very well with him. He did a very good job with me.“I regret his departure. But since the NFF have the right to take this decision, there is nothing that I can do about it,” he added.Yobo is a bonafide Super Eagles legend holding the joint-record for the most appearances with 101 caps alongside goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama.He also represented the country in three FIFA World Cups and was captain of the 2013 Nations Cup-winning squad.Despite a stellar playing career that saw him turn out for reputable European sides like Marseille and Everton, Rohr suggested that Yobo may be unqualified for the role given his lack of coaching badges.“I have the responsibility to develop coaches from Nigeria as agreed with NFF. I am more than happy to do that.“Joseph Yobo is welcome to the team, of course. I have heard that he has no coaching diplomas, so I will talk to him about this.“If what I have heard is correct, I will tell Yobo that he needs to do the training required to grow as a coach.”RelatedCelestine Babayaro Flays NFF Over Joseph Yobo’s AppointmentFebruary 27, 2020In “Featured”Gernot Rohr Reveals Joseph Yobo Snub As Potential Rift Brews Between PairMarch 7, 2020In “Featured”Yobo Departs From Rohr With NPFL Players Stance (AUDIO)May 28, 2020In “Featured”last_img read more

What the numbers say about MSU’s disappointing 2015

first_imgMississippi State second baseman tries to tag out an LSU player.Mississippi State second baseman tries to tag out an LSU player.Mississippi State’s season concluded last weekend with a six-game losing streak. The Bulldogs followed up three losses to Ole Miss with three more to Tennessee. Overall, MSU lost 18 of the final 21.Mississippi State’s final record was 24-30, its first losing record since 2010. Since that time, the Bulldogs had made four straight NCAA Regionals. It won the SEC Tournament in 2012. It hosted a regional in 2013 and eventually wound up in the College World Series final that year.The 2015 Bulldogs hit much better than the 2012 squad. Zac Houston’s opponent batting average mirrored that of Jonathan Holder in 2013.While a few categories show the potential that lead to a 13-0 start, the majority reveal the holes in the 2015 squad.Here’s a breakdown of this year’s key stats compared with those from the last four seasons.2015 — Record: 24-30Avg. (Team, team leader):.271; Jacob Robson .325; .300 hitters: 4.Home Runs: 22; Wes Rea 6.Stolen Bases: 47; Robson 21.Hits: 493; Robson 60.Runs: 285; Robson 41.ERA: 4.51; Trevor Fitts 2.03Opponents’ Avg: .269; Zac Houston .178Ks per inning: .82; Dakota Hudson 1.6. 2014 — Record 39-24 Avg.: .275; Brett Pirtle .363; .300 hitters: 3Home Runs: 16; Wes Rea: 5.Stolen Bases: 68; Derrick Armstrong 14.Hits: 575; Pirtle 87.Runs: 311; Pirtle 35.ERA: 3.06; Jacob Lindgren 0.81.Opponents’ Avg: .242; Lindgren .124.Ks per inning: .90/ Lindgren 1.8 2013 — Record 51-20 Avg.: .293; Adam Frazier: .352.; .300 hitters: 5.Home Runs: 30; Hunter Renfroe 16.Stolen Bases: 59; Frazier and Renfroe 9.Hits: 713; Frazier 107.Runs: 414; Frazier 62.ERA: 2.79; Chad Girodo 1.36Opp. Avg: .227; Jonathan Holder .175Ks per inning: .91; Holder 1.6. 2012 — Record 40-24 Avg.: .251; Adam Frazier .371; .300 hitters: 1.Home Runs: 21; Hunter Renfroe 4.Stolen Bases: 45; Frazier 9.Hits: 524; Frazier 91.Runs: 287; Frazier 45.ERA: 2.58; Jonathan Holder 0.32.Opp. Avg: Holder .173.Ks per inning: Chris Stratton 1.15. 2011 — Record 38-25 Avg.: .281; Jarrod Parks .371; .300 hitters: 3.Home Runs: 30; Nick Vickerson 9.Stolen Bases: 89; Vickerson 26.Hits: 591; Parks 77.Runs: 380; Vickerson 57.ERA: 4.39; Caleb Reed 1.55.Opp. Avg.: .269; Taylor Stark 0.089.Ks per inning: .87; Reed 1.03.The strikeouts per inning stand out along with pitching as a whole. Mississippi State’s lowest total since college baseball changed its bats was .87 in 2011. In every other season, MSU was at .90 or above.Mississippi State averaged a tenth of a strikeout less per inning than it has since 2012. MSU struck out 395 in 483 2/3 innings. In its worst year of pitching the last five seasons, MSU averaged .87 Ks per inning and had an ERA above 4.00. The Bulldogs mimicked those numbers this year with a .81 strikeouts per inning and an ERA of 4.51.The difference was the 2015 squad didn’t have the 2011 offense. Jarrod Parks led the team with a .371 average. MSU as a whole hit .281 with 30 home runs and 89 stolen bases.This year, with a new ball used to increase offense, the Bulldogs hit 22 home runs, stole 47 bases and hit .271 as a team.In 2012, Mississippi State won the SEC Tournament with an offense that hit .251. It clubbed only 21 home runs and finished with 45 stolen bases. All three totals fall short of this year’s club. Those numbers are with 10 more games too.However, the 2012 club could pitch. It’s 2.58 ERA is the lowest of the last five years. It struck out .91 batters per inning, which bests even last year’s staff that featured Jacob Lindgren and Jonathan Holder. Opponents hit .240 off the 2012 staff.Two clubs: one built on pitching and the other hitting. Both saw success. This year’s club did neither.One final thing that stands out is how good the 2013 club was, specifically Adam Frazier. The team hit and pitched. Frazier led the offense with Hunter Renfroe — a first round draft pick — in the middle of the lineup. There was pro talent galore.It’s a glimpse in how far MSU has fallen in two years and how much it has to rebuild to return to Omaha.Contact Michael Bonner at mbonner@gannett.com. Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitterlast_img read more