Betty Sue Anderson

first_img A gathering of Mrs. Anderson’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 29, 2016, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2711 Helena Avenue, Nederland, with interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches. Betty Sue Anderson, 84, of Nederland, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016. A native and lifelong resident of the area, she was born on December 27, 1931, in Nederland, to Gladys Irene Sweatman Anderson and Walter Dickinson.Betty enjoyed sewing, cross stitching, and working crossword puzzles. She loved watching the Houston Astros, baking, and spending time with her grandchildren. Betty kept season tickets for the Nederland Bulldogs. Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Anderson’s memory to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2711 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627.Complete and updated information may be found at: Survivors include her sons, Mark Edwin Anderson of Dallas and Craig Allen Anderson and his wife, Sandra, of Humble; grandchildren, Jonathan Anderson, Alyssa Burge, and Jordan, Morgan, and Nicholas Anderson; great-grand-child, Kelcey Burge; and sisters-in-law, Barbara Anderson and Theresa Dickinson.She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edwin Carl Anderson; son, David Scott Anderson; and brother, Joe Allen Dickinson, Sr.last_img read more

BSG a driving force for triathlon in South Africa

first_imgAs South African IT services company BSG notes, it has been involved in the sport of triathlon since 2007 in what appears, at the surface, an odd relationship. However when speaking to Greg Reis, CEO of BSG, the association becomes less odd and instead enviable: it’s not about what the company does but more about the why…BSG is passionate about being a proactive force for positive change, making a difference in everything it does. As an IT professional services company, BSG partners with clients to unlock their potential and accelerate their performance through consulting services and software development. BSG views the national Triseries in South Africa as a platform to support its purpose… The company wants to make a difference in the community and inspire people to enjoy healthy, outdoor activity.BSG has been actively involved with the sport of triathlon through sponsoring the well-known BSG Energade Triseries for the past four years and believes that there is still significant potential to be unlocked, with the company taking full ownership rights from 2012 for the Triseries: it’s now officially known as ‘The BSG Triseries’.Greg Reis, CEO of BSG, said “BSG aims to accelerate both the growth of and the participation in the sport of triathlon. Our vision for the Triseries remains constant – making healthy outdoor living fun for all members of the family and addressing our country’s dire need to support the education of our nation’s children.”Reis added, “We’re really excited about the potential that remains untapped. BSG will continue to invest to achieve this vision – to really use the Triseries as a platform to create positive change in the lives of everyone who is touched by this event in some way. BSG will continue to apply our passion for positive change with the Triseries.”Investments include: professional event management; improved online entry processes; regular athlete communications, utilising social media; and overall race-day format enhancements to ensure enjoyable and safe racing for all involved. The aim is to deliver a race that is accessible, do-able and fun, especially as a welcome mat for first-time triathletes.The company was the winner of the inaugural Discovery Healthy Company Index in 2011, and actively promotes wellness with staff members: the Triseries is an extension of putting its money where its mouth is.During the past four years, BSG has invested significantly in the growth of the sport with participation in the Triseries increasing by 44% (3,952 race participants in 2007 to 5,690 race participants in 2011). BSG also sponsors an Elite Triathlon team, of which three triathletes are competing at the 2012 London Olympics: Kate Roberts, Chris Felgate and Richard Murray.To make a real difference, BSG believes that investment in education is vital for the future of South Africa and the company continues to partner with the LEAP Science and Maths School, which aims to transform educationally disadvantaged communities in South Africa through mathematics and science-focused education initiatives.At this year’s Triseries all race participants automatically become ‘Education Heroes’ by donating R10 of their entry fee towards LEAP, helping the organisation reach a target of R 1 million in 2012. Participants can also raise additional funds for LEAP by requesting their network of friends, colleagues and family make a pledge through the BSG ‘MyPledge’ initiative on their behalf.In this way, the BSG multisport community can make a significant contribution towards building a new school for LEAP.As noted by BSG, ‘the Triseries is a platform that is elevating the company’s brand, but more importantly supporting its purpose.’BSG Triseries dates:Buffelspoort Dam, Northwest Province – 30 September 2012Abrahamsrus, Sasolburg, Free State – 14 OctoberHartbeespoort Dam, Northwest Province – 21 OctoberBrandvlei Dam, Worcester, Western Cape – 11 NovemberVanderbijlpark, Emerald Casino, Gauteng – 2 Relatedlast_img read more

Optisys Introduces First Metal 3D Printed Hybrid Phased-Array Antenna for SATCOM

first_imgLeading RF antenna solutions provider, Optisys Inc, has completed the design, manufacturing, and testing of the NAPA (Novel Active Phased Array) – an aluminum 3D printed hybrid phased-array antenna. NAPA balances the high performance and thin profile of a phased array, with the reduced cost and low loss of a passive aperture. Optisys’ revolutionary design and manufacturing approach will finally provide a high-performance antenna solution for a single aperture transmit and receive broadband terminal.This highly customizable, high-bandwidth phased array also incorporates filtering, diplexers, polarizers, combiners as well as thermal management and structural mounting features, into one single part. All performance aspects of the array can be customized to customer specifications, using modular and scalable design approach only enabled using 3D printing. Optisys currently has options for C, X, Ku, K and Ka band, allowing for customer specific customization. For example, frequency, gain, heat management, and filtering requirements can easily be configured and manufactured.Optisys is excited about the impact NAPA will have on the satellite, aerospace, and ground SATCOM industries and anticipates that the technology will finally provide the right mix of high performance, lightweight, robustness, low power and cost effectiveness the customer has not been able to obtain to date.NAPA was designed to have features and specifications that balance the needs of a low-profile antenna terminal with the complexity of a phased array antenna. By balancing the technical approach and leveraging metal 3D printing to produce a single aperture to address the full Ka SATCOM frequency bands, Optisys is able to exceed current specifications at a reduced price. This single-aperture solution for both transmit and receive at Ka-band allows for a custom antenna solution on every platform without the price tag associated with custom design. Hybrid electronic scanning of a metal waveguide aperture produces the highest performance and greatest flexibility of any electronically scanned array approach.Optisys’ current focus is on the design, manufacturing and testing of antennas and antenna systems for satellite, UAV, commercial aircraft, tactical, and consumer telecommunication applications.The company is exhibiting its smallest, lightest functional antennas at Satellite 2019 in Washington DC from May 6-9.Click here to learn more about Optisys.Click here to see everything RF’s coverage of SATELLITE 2019.last_img read more

Alabama football — specialists: Cyrus Jones to serve role

first_imgTUSCALOOSA – Alabama opened spring practice last Friday and has been off this week for spring break. So with everyone accounted for, we’ll breakdown each position. Today, we take a look at the Crimson Tide’s specialists.Departed: Christion JonesReady for spring: JK Scott, So.; Adam Griffith, Jr.; Cole Mazza, Jr.; Gunnar Raborn, So.Coming in the fall: NoneOutlook: The only specialist Alabama will have to replace in 2015 is return man Christion Jones. Jones served as the deep man on both punt and kick returns. But his numbers were down during his senior season as he failed to return any for a touchdown. It was the first time Alabama hasn’t returned a punt or a kickoff for a touchdown since 2005.Rising senior and starting cornerback Cyrus Jones should step into that role in 2015. Cyrus backed up Christion last season. Other candidates for return specialists include Chris Black, Robert Foster, ArDarius Stewart and Marlon Humphrey to name a few.Cole Mazza returns as the Tide’s long snapper. It’s his job as long as he’s here.At kicker, Adam Griffith is back for his junior year. In 2014, Griffith dealt with a stress fracture in his back that bothered him throughout the season. Griffith was 12-of-19 on field goal attempts. He also made 53-of-54 extra point attempts. When Griffith was limited, walk-on Gunnar Raborn subbed in. Raborn was 2-for-3 on field goals and 9-for-10 on extra points.Last but not least, punter JK Scott is back looking to build on a monster freshman season. As a true freshman, Scott was a finalist for the Ray Guy Award. He didn’t win it, but it’s a major accomplishment to be considered one of the three best players at your position in your first year. Scott punted 55 times for an average of 48 yards per punt. He downed 31 of those inside the 20-yard line with 23 of his punts traveling 50 yards or more.last_img read more

Kingston blow for Ghana

first_imgScottish side Hearts have hinted that Ghana midfielder Laryea Kingston is likely to be unavailable for the Black Stars two World Cup qualifiers in two weeks’ time.Kingston will miss Hearts’ match against Dundee United Sunday because of a recurrence of his hamstring trouble.And he is not expected to be back for the final game of the season against Celtic either.The Ghanaian midfielder had only recently been passed fit after undergoing treatment in Germany, but pulled up in the first half of his club’s goalless draw with Aberdeen on Tuesday night.“I can’t understand it,” Csaba Laszlo, the Hearts manager said.“Larry is out for ten weeks, and then he’s OK, but now he has the same problem. “I’m sorry for Larry. He’s a really good football player and if he’s fit he can help any football team.”Even though no tests have been done so far, there are fears that he could stay out as long as he did when he got injury the last time.He was out for nearly three months that kept him out of the World Cup qualifier against Benin in April and he is likely to miss the two matches against Mali and Sudan.Ghana are keen on getting a result in both matches to boost their chances of qualifying for the World Cup and Kingston is a key player for the Black Stars.Source: Ghanasoccernetlast_img read more

Mbappe can do ‘extraordinary things’, says Deschamps

first_img“Obviously, he can still improve and that is wonderful. But he is already very effective.”Mbappe discussed his candidacy for the Ballon d’Or on Thursday, saying he’s done everything he can to earn the award this year while adding that he will have no regrets should the votes not go his way.World champions France take on Netherlands in the Nations League on November 16 before facing Uruguay in a friendly four days later. France coach Didier Deschamps once again sung the praises of Kylian Mbappe after the star’s stunning start to the season.Mbappe, 19, has scored 13 goals and provided six assists in 12 games in all competitions for Paris Saint-Germain to begin the campaign. The attacker is a contender to win the Ballon d’Or and Deschamps – whose team face Netherlands and Uruguay later this month – again lauded Mbappe.”Kylian is able to do extraordinary things. Look at his stats. He is efficient. Look at the goals he scored with his club and with us. He also made assists,” he told a news conference on Thursday.”He is a young player, who is doing very well at the moment. And he doesn’t ask anything. He is an offensive leader for PSG. For us as well.The first player to reach  goals in Europe’s top five leagues?That would be the man with the #WorldCup’s Young Player Award on his mantelpiece #MondayMotivation— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) October 29, 2018″But he doesn’t try to take more space than he does now. He does already and it is natural.last_img read more