24 Sep

New Coaxial 50W DC to 18 GHz Precision Fixed Attenuators from Mini Circuits

first_imgMini-Circuits has introduced a new series of 50 W coaxial precision fixed attenuators to their popular “BW” attenuator family.  This series pushes the power handling capability of their existing product line to 50 Watts while maintaining excellent flatness of attenuation over the full frequency range from DC to 18 GHz – within ±0.5 dB over the full band. The BW-NW50+ series is designed with heat dissipation fins to handle these high power signals and dissipate the heat efficiently without the need for any external cooling equipment, reducing system costs and space constraints.  High power handling, accuracy and flatness of attenuation, excellent return loss, and wide frequency range make the BW-NW50+ series a winning candidate for many high power applications including high level power metering, high power terminations, test setups, and improving matching of RF components.  Available in 10, 20, 30, and 40 dB attenuation levels, BW-NW50+ series attenuators provide top level performance and built-in reliability with rugged, light-weight, compact construction (2.65” x 2.65” x 4.5”) and are available for immediate delivery off the shelf.last_img read more

6 Aug

Defender Andoni Iraola swaps Athletic Club for New York City

first_img “I have only played for one team for my entire career and I knew that after leaving Bilbao my first option would be New York,” Iraola said in a press relase.  The club celebrated the signing of the Basque and said that even though David Villa would continue as captain, Iraola is “another captain.”  CEST 16/06/2015 EFE Iraola, who is yet to pass his medical, then spoke about his desire to begin training with his new teammates in New York, “the best place to continue my career.”  “It’s going to be really good to play with David Villa,” he continued. “We crossed in the Spanish national team and we have played against each other on many occasions, but now to play together will be an extra motivation.”  Upd. at 22:35 “His level of professionalism and humility is exactly what we want at New York City,” said the club’s sporting director, Claudio Reyna.  New York City announced on Tuesday the signing of Athletic Club right-back Andoni Iraola.  The defender, 33, revealed in April his intention to leave Athletic when he his contract ends on June 30.  Iraola leaves Athletic after 12 years in the first team and as the fourth most capped player in the history of the club.  He joined the Bilbao side in 1999 and made his debut on August 30, 2003, in a match against Barcelona.last_img read more

4 Aug

Saints Grad Arie Postmus Embraces Sutter-Immersion

first_imgAfter retiring from the NHL, Sutter purchased the Red Deer Rebels in 1999 and has been the owner/president ever since. Other than a five-year break to coach in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils and Calgary Flames between 2007 and 2012, Sutter has also been the Rebels head coach. In that time he has brought the central Alberta city a Memorial Cup in 2001 and also coached Canada’s World Junior Team to a pair of gold medals in 2005 and 2006.“It’s awesome, they preach professionalism right off the start,” Postmus says of the organization that also includes Brent’s son Merrick and his nephew Shaun. “Brent has put me in, has shown me the ropes and introduced me to some pretty well known people in the hockey community. I’m just trying to soak it all in and learn every day. I really cherish this opportunity and it is an important start in the hockey world.”Postmus is no stranger to organizations that strive for excellence in a family-like setting. He grew up in Fruitvale and after midget started playing for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Beaver Valley Nitehawks. One of the most storied Junior B teams in Western Canada, Postmus was part of a juggernaut squad that won the league title in 2012 under the guidance of head coach Terry Jones.“That was a pretty special team,” Postmus says about his hometown club. “Terry Jones is the greatest coach I ever had, hands-down. He preaches on-ice performance, but he wants to develop good people. I feel like a lot of what shaped my personality and who I am today is growing up in hockey schools with him as a young kid and then getting a chance to play for Beaver Valley. It was unbelievable. I owe a lot of my success and where I am today to Terry, he helped me grow as a person. He puts people in positions to succeed.”From junior, Postmus joined the Selkirk College Saints in the 2013-2014 season where he fit into a line-up fresh off its first British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title. A key member of the Saints’ blueline, Postmus helped the team to three more championships as part of an incredible four-in-a-row run of provincial titles between 2013 and 2016.“I have those three rings in my room and everyday I see them and think ‘wow.’ What we accomplished during those years was pretty special,” Postmus says. “Both [former Saints coaches] Jeff Dubois and Alex Evin did such a great job of recruiting guys that brought excellence not only on the ice, but off the ice as well.”After graduating from the Business Administration Program at Selkirk College, Postmus transferred to Red Deer College where he played two seasons for the school’s hockey team while working on completing his Business Degree.Now well on his way to a career in the sport he loves so much, Postmus looks back to his time at Selkirk College as pivotal in his current success.“I’m grateful to [Selkirk College Athletics Coordinator] Kim Verigin, Jeff Dubois and Alex Evin who took me in right away and put me in a leadership role,” he says. “Through that I was able to have some experiences that I might have not gotten as a young guy. I really cherish the time I spent at Selkirk College, I wouldn’t be here today if not for that time.” For his first off-ice hockey job, Selkirk College alumnus Arie Postmus could not have landed a better boss to show him the ropes.This past summer, the former Selkirk College Saints defenceman secured a position with the Western Hockey League’s Red Deer Rebels as the team’s Hockey Operations Administrator that includes a focus on player education and wellness. His boss is Brent Sutter, one of the most decorated men in professional and junior hockey, and member of the legendary family of hockey brothers who grew up on a farm in Viking, Alberta.“I have always wanted to work for a hockey team and stay involved in the sport, it’s my true passion,” says Postmus, who suited up with the Saints between 2013 and 2016. “I have been playing hockey since I was four and it’s just a part of me. I didn’t think this opportunity would come along so soon and there is no better person to start your hockey career than with Brent.”His role with the Rebels is dynamic and providing Postmus with a hands-on education about how an organization operates on a daily basis. Postmus looks after the logistics of road trips like hotels, meals, ice times and schedules, along with helping the coaching staff with analysis during games. The 27-year-old is also charged with working with younger players to ensure their education and life outside the rink is on track for success.His duties with the team are under the guidance of Sutter, the fourth of the famous family of six to play in the NHL and the most successful of his clan. Brent Sutter won three Stanley Cups with the New York Islanders and was a member of three Canada Cup championship teams during a feisty professional playing career lasted between 1980 and 1998.last_img read more

2 Aug

Galway team named for opening NFL game against Monaghan

first_imgThe Galway to play Monaghan on Sunday in the Allianz League is as follows: The Galway football team to play Monaghan in Sunday’s opening round of the Allianz National Football League (Div 1) has been named. After a successful FBD winning campaign, manager Padraig Joyce has included goalkeeper Connor Gleeson (Dunmore MacHales) and corner forward Robert Finnerty (Salthill Knocknacarra) in the starting line-up, while Gary O’Donnell, John Daly, Tom Flynn, Johnny Duane and Shane Walsh are the only five survivors from the starting team against Monaghan last year when Galway won by 1-9 to 0-11 in Iniskeen. 1-Connor Gleeson, 2-Johnny Duane, 3-Sean Mulkerrin, 4-Johnny Heaney, 5-Gary O’Donnell, 6-John Daly, 7-Cillian McDaid, 8-Tom Flynn, 9-Cein D’Arcy, 10-Michael Boyle, 11-Paul Conroy, 12-Michael Daly, 13-Robert Finnerty, 14-Shane Walsh (captain), 15-Adrian VarleyGalway manager Padraig Joyce, speaking after his side’s FBD final win over Roscommon last Saturday, says Monaghan will be a big step up for his side…Galway V Monaghan Previous League Meetings1981 – Galway 1-8 Monaghan 1-8 – Castleblayney1991 – Galway 3-12 Monaghan 0-6 – Clontibret1996 – Monaghan 1-13 Galway 0-8 – Clones2010 – Galway 1-20 Monaghan 1-14 – Pearse Stadium2011 – Monaghan 0-19 Galway 0-14 – Iniskeen2012 – Galway 1-14 Monaghan 0-12 – Iniskeen2014 – Monaghan 0-13 Galway 0-12 – Clones2018 – Galway 0-17 Monaghan 1-10 – Pearse Stadium2019 – Galway 1-9 Monaghan 0-11 – Iniskeenprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

14 Jan

Opposition Leader and PPP are the barrier to a dictatorship Government

first_imgDear Editor,After almost three years of Local Government Elections in Guyana, Guyanese believe that many local issues would have been resolved. Unfortunately, that has not been the case. The question is: what differences have Local Government Elections and governance made to our lives and communities?I am absolutely sure that nothing much has changed in your communities or lives, but it is absolutely necessary to ensure that you continue to vote, in order for you to be protected against any increase in rates and taxes or any additional burdens by this coalition Government.The Government’s policies of modernising the country local system of democracy are nothing but increased hardship and burdens. Since the Local Government Elections of 2016, the coalition Government has refused to increase and delay subventions to assist LAA areas, but has insisted that rates and taxes’ increases is the solutions to various issues within these areas.This contributed significantly to the decline of the local authority areas, some areas are even worse than before 2016, with clogged drains, deplorable streets, garbage disposal crisis etc., and this continues to plague all the NDCs and municipalities across the country.Even the municipalities and NDC that are governed by the APNU/AFC coalition Government, where they imposed 100 per cent increases in rates and taxes, nothing has changed.The reason why the APNU/AFC coalition Government is trying to impose local democracy pressure on the Guyanese people is because of the numerous failures of the Government to deliver; as such, they are using the local authorities’ management as a scapegoat, to hide their incompetence and mismanagement.If the APNU/AFC were serious about the success of the LAA areas, then they would pump more resources into the LAA areas to satisfy the needs of the grassroots people.Remember that Local Government Elections are just the renewal of Local Democracy.Guyanese should recognise that the only hindrance for the APNU/AFC to become a total dictatorship Government is the Opposition Leader, Cde Bharrat Jagdeo, and the Peoples Progressive Party.Regards,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

16 Oct

Olivia Munn And Jane Goodall Speak Out Against Bobcat Hunting

first_imgOlivia Munn and Jane Goodall have joined The Humane Society in urging Gov. Bruce Rauner to veto a bill that would open a bobcat hunting and trapping season in Illinois.A new statewide survey reveals an overwhelming majority of Illinois voters in all parts of the state want Gov. Rauner to veto a bill that would open a bobcat hunting and trapping season in the state. The survey found that 75 percent of voters want a veto, while only 17 percent support the bill. The House rejected the bill on the last day of the session, but downstate lawmakers forced a re-vote and nine Republican House members switched from “no” to “yes” and the bill passed with the bare minimum number of votes required to send it to the governor.Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States said: “These polling results demonstrate that there is no downstate clamor for reversing the state’s 42-year ban on killing these small and reclusive animals. On the contrary, by a three-to-one margin, downstate voters want Gov. Rauner to veto this bill and prevent killing of bobcats for sport and their pelts. Given that the results in other parts of the state are even more lopsided in favoring bobcat protection, it’s clear that Gov. Rauner should veto this bill if he wants to align himself with the people of Illinois.”World renowned scientist and conservationist Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE is urging an end to the senseless trophy killing and trapping of bobcats on the heels of the new poll being released.Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace said: “I have just heard that the bobcat is in danger. Again. There are people who have worked so hard to bring back this beautiful cat from the risk of extinction. So that, once again, it can play its role in its environment. How tragic if all this work is wasted – as it will be if it becomes legal, once more, to kill them. How horrible to think that these intelligent, sentient animals might once again be subjected to agonizing deaths in steel jawed leg hold traps. Just so that a few people can benefit from trophies and fur. I write this as one more person who would speak on behalf of animals who have no voice.”Olivia Munn wrote the following letter to Gov, Rauner:

”I’ve learned from my friends at The Humane Society of the United States that you are considering whether to reverse a 42-year ban on the trapping and killing of bobcats in Illinois and would like to respectfully urge you to veto the bill. I recently spent some time in Illinois for work and loved the vast countryside and the sounds of happy wildlife. Allowing reclusive bobcats to be hunted would be such a disruption to The Prairie State’s ecosystem, and nobody really needs the pelt or stuffing of a bobcat but the bobcat himself. Please join me alongside Dr. Jane Goodall and the more than 75 percent of Illinois voters who want bobcats protected.”last_img read more