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first_imgA Night Out With . . . artist Edwina Lucas will be held on April 17. Independent/Maryann LucasNavy Beach OpensNavy Beach in Montauk will reopen for its 10th season on Friday, April 26, at 5 PM. For opening weekend, the restaurant will be open for dinner Friday through Sunday and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.The beachfront restaurant will kick off its season 10 events with the annual fundraiser for the Navy SEAL Foundation on June 22. In late July, the popular beach and boating destination will celebrate with a Riviera-themed anniversary weekend. The restaurant will also offer new retail collaborations including a signature print commissioned by local artist Alison Seiffer as well as a limited-edition scented candle with Brooklyn-based JOYA Studio.This spring, the restaurant will also launch a new Montauk Scholarship program for graduating East Hampton High School Students. Navy Beach will award two graduating seniors with a $1000 scholarship per student toward their college education.For more information visit www.navybeach.com or call 631-668-6868.Art Of EatingArt of Eating in Bridgehampton is offering a special catering menu in celebration of Passover, which begins on Friday, April 19. Orders must be placed by Tuesday, April 16, and can be made by calling 631-267-2411. A full menu is available online at www.hamptonsartofeating.com.FresnoFresno in East Hampton will celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 21, beginning at 5:30 PM. Guests may enjoy $1 Montauk pearl oysters alongside a special prix fixe menu. Cost for the prix fixe menu is $30 for two courses or $35 for three courses. Call 631-324-8700 or visit www.fresnorestaurant.com.A Night Out With . . .Nick & Toni’s and The Golden Eagle Studio 144 in East Hampton are continuing the artist series, “A Night Out With . . . (Artist of the Evening).” Art workshops, beginning at 5:30 PM at The Golden Eagle are followed by dinner with the artist at Nick & Toni’s. Edwina Lucas will be the featured artist on Wednesday, April 17.The cost is $75 per person and includes the art workshop (with any supplies needed) and the specially priced dinner, including tax and tip. Reserve space online at www.goldeneagleart.com.Harbor Bistro OpensHarbor Bistro opens Thursday, April 11, for its 14th season on Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton. The restaurant will offer several new menu additions and will continue to offer a Sunset Happy Hour Menu between 5 and 7 PM, with $8 drinks and $10 shared bites.Craft Beer TakeoverIndian Wells Tavern in Amagansett will host its third Craft Beer Takeover on Friday, April 12, from 9:30 PM on. The evening will feature limited premium selections from Grimm Ales, Greenport Harbor Brewing Co., Montauk Brewing Company, and The Alchemist Brewing Company’s limited Heady Topper. Each beer will be $6 a glass. The night will also feature complimentary craft food from Bostwick’s Clambake Catering, and live entertainment beginning at 10 PM. There will be no cover.Silver Lining DinerThe team behind Bay Kitchen Bar in East Hampton will open, and is moving to, the Silver Lining Diner in Southampton at the previous Princess Diner location. In a Facebook post the team said to “look for Chef Eric Miller’s upscale diner cuisine with a gorgeous new look.” They plan to open in early June.“For an amazing six summers, it’s been our privilege and honor to share our sunsets and great cuisine with you,” noted the statement. “The Bay Kitchen Team is moving to a new home.”jessica@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

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Vissim Opens Renewables Office in UK

first_imgTo serve the growing number of wind farm customers in the region, Vissim establishes a new UK based entity, “Vissim Renewables”.“This will strengthen our presence in the UK market in line with our growth strategy and will provide improved support for existing customers, including key players such as Greater Gabbard, Ormonde, Sheringham Shoal, London Array, QinetiC and others,” says Per Arne Henæs, CEO of Vissim.Based in Norwich, Vissim Renewables provides a service and fulfilment centre at the heart of much of the UK offshore wind sector. In addition to local in-country services for VTMS and Offshore Profile, Vissim Renewables is the new global fulfilment centre for Vissim’s Personnel Tracking Unit business.Vissim Renewables adds over thirty staff to the Vissim team, bringing deep networking experience and opening new product and service opportunities.By establishing Vissim Renewables, Vissim will enhance its focus on the wind farm industry, in particular in the UK.Press release, June 04, 2014; Image: vissimlast_img read more

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Trowers expands through south-west merger

first_imgInternational firm Trowers & Hamlins will continue its regional expansion next month through a merger with Devon practice Stones Solicitors.The deal will create a combined firm of nearly 800 people with turnover of about £85m.Trowers & Hamlins senior partner Jennie Gubbins (pictured) said the merger would enable the firm to build on its existing real estate offering in the south-west, ‘in particular helping us to broaden out from our social housing and public sector heritage’.For the first time the firm would also be able to offer corporate and private wealth advice from a ‘regional base’, enabling it to expand its regional non-public sector practice, Gubbins said.Trowers & Hamlins has offices in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Exeter, London, Malaysia, Manchester and Oman. It has strengthened its regional presence in recent years by opening an office in Birmingham, taking on more office space in Exeter and moving to larger premises in Manchester.The firm’s regional offices have more than 90 fee-earners, including 21 partners, specialising in real estate, construction, public sector and local government, dispute resolution, banking and finance, and employment.With offices in Exeter and Okehampton, Stones Solicitors’ practice includes agriculture and environment, travel and tourism, healthcare, real estate and residential development, and private client.The merger comes into effect on 1 October.The new firm will be known as Trowers & Hamlins. In Exeter, it will be known as Trowers & Hamlins incorporating Stones Solicitors for two years post-completion of the deal.last_img read more

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New Multi-Fuel Bunkering Station for Port of Rotterdam

first_img Author: Priyanka Ann Saini Today, The Port of Rotterdam Authority announced that it wants a new multi-fuel bunkering station for refuelling with LNG and other cleaner fuels. The anticipated location of the bunkering station is Krabbegors/Duivelseiland at Dordrecht Inland Seaport. The Port of Rotterdam Authority and PitPoint.LNG have therefore signed a declaration of intent regarding a joint investigation into the construction of such a multi-fuel bunkering station.“As operator of Europe’s largest port, the Port Authority sees the establishment of a multi-fuel bunkering station as fitting in with its policy of pioneering European energy transition. It will help us stimulate the replacement of fuel oil by LNG as the fuel for shipping”, says Ronald Paul, COO at the Port of Rotterdam Authority.The anticipated location for this multi-fuel bunkering station is the Duivelseiland in Dordrecht where the Oude Maas, Dordtse Kil and the Beneden Merwede meet. Dordrecht Inland Seaport is the most landward sea port in the Netherlands. Lying at the heart of the Amsterdam – Rotterdam – Antwerp shipping area as well the being the starting point for shipping heading towards Germany, it is the perfect location for this kind of bunkering station.In the coming time, Pitpoint.LNG and the Port of Rotterdam Authority will work together on a detailed investigation into the realisation of the multi-fuel bunkering station. Among other things, this will involve talking to potential customers, partners and suppliers to look into how to match the supply of and demand for cleaner fuels as closely as possible.Whether hydrogen, electric power, bio-diesel or LNG/CNG, the central theme of the investigation is that all fuels at the multi-fuel bunkering station must produce less polluting emissions than traditional fuels. This applies to ships and lorries as well as passenger vehicles. The aim of the partnership is to work together in a cleaner climate and living environment.“Realising a multi-fuel bunkering station of this kind is part of PitPoint.LNG’s strategy of developing a European LNG refuelling infrastructure. We look forward to continuing work on this project with the Port of Rotterdam Authority, so we can contribute to cleaner transport,” says Jan Willem Drijver, Managing Director of PitPoint.LNG.Sea news, October 18last_img read more

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Former Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga has died.

first_img Share Tweet Deceased,Edward SeagaLoop News -Seaga passed away Tuesday, on his 89th birthday, in the United States where he had been receiving treatment for cancerAccording to the Office of the Prime Minister, Seaga died at approximately 1:00 pm Jamaica time.“It is with great sadness that I inform the nation of the passing of the Most Honourable Edward Phillip George Seaga, the fifth Prime Minister of Jamaica,” Prime Minister Andrew Holness said, adding “The family of Mr Seaga has asked me  to express gratitude on their behalf for the many prayers and messages of comfort and support offered by the people of Jamaica.”The necessary arrangements are in place for Mr Seaga’s body to be flown back to Jamaica at the earliest possible time, Holness said.Seaga served as prime minister of Jamaica between 1980 and 1989.He famously won a landslide victory over Michael Manley’s People’s National Party (PNP) in the hotly contested October 1980 General Elections on a ‘deliverance’ agenda.The JLP comfortably remained in office for nine years, as the PNP boycotted a snap election that was called in 1983.Seaga was the last surviving member of the framers of the Jamaican Constitution. He served as JLP leader for 31 years, and as Member of Parliament (MP) for West Kingston for 43 years, from 1962 until his retirement in 2005, the longest ever by a Jamaican politician.His retirement from active politics in 2005 marked the end of an era, as he was the last of Jamaica’s serving politicians to have entered public life before independence in 1962, as he was appointed to the Legislative Council (now the Senate) in 1959.Seaga is credited with building much of the financial and planning infrastructure of the country after independence, as well as similarly influencing its art and craft spheres, along with awareness of the national heritage.On his retirement from active politics, he was appointed honorary distinguished fellow at the professorial level at the University of the West Indies (UWI).He recently served as Chancellor of the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica, where he was re-appointed to a three-year term with effect from November 7, 2017. Share 176 Views   no discussionscenter_img NewsRegional Former Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga has died. by: – May 28, 2019 Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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RF Signal Recording and Playback System With Wide Instantaneous Recording Bandwidth

first_imgX-COM Systems, a subsidiary of Bird Technologies, has introduced the IQC5000B RF record and playback system designed for applications such as electronic warfare, interference analysis, surveillance, and spectrum monitoring and management. The IQC5000B has the widest instantaneous bandwidth, 4 Tbytes of removable, high-speed solid-state data storage, and other features tailored for the most demanding applications.The IQC5000B builds on the success of its predecessor, with higher performance and more features in the same small size, at the same cost. Its design reflects the need to record signals with greater bandwidths than ever before, including IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi, satellite communication channels, and many radars. Each of the IQC5000B’s two recording channels has an instantaneous bandwidth of 165 MHz that when combined produce a record bandwidth of 330 MHz. These signal bandwidths can be recorded at any input frequency from HF through millimeter wavelengths.The system has twice the internal signal storage than the IQC5000A, with two high-speed, easily-removable 2-Tbyte solid-state drives configured in RAID 0 for 4 Tbytes of combined capacity. Together they allow the IQC5000B to store 83 minutes of continuous recording at the system’s full bandwidth. External SSD storage of up to 15 Tbytes can be added to allow recording times of up to 5 hours.As the IQC5000B will often be used in secure classified environments, its SSDs can be removed and a declassification procedure performed, leaving the system entirely free of data and restoring it to factory defaults, effectively making it useless when falling into the wrong hands. It employs state-of-the-art signal analyzers from Keysight Technologies, Rohde & Schwarz, or Tektronix to act as its “front end”. As these analyzers output pristine I and Q waveforms without errors or instrument-generated artifacts, the information stored on the IQC5000B is virtually identical to the original captured analog waveforms.Applications will often dictate that the IQC5000B reconstitute the original waveforms in analog I and Q format for two simultaneous channels of playback at the original or any frequency within the capabilities of a high-performance vector signal generator. The system is capable of providing a single frequency output at 2.4 GHz as well.The signals recorded by the IQC5000B can contain markers that include time of day and sample number, and as the instrument has GPS capability it can also mark the latitude, longitude, and elevation when the recording was made, as well as the time the signal was recorded to within 1 µs in accordance with IRIG standard B-122.Another extremely valuable feature of the IQC500B is its triggering capabilities, which allow the instrument to start and stop recording based on specific events such as the leading and trailing edges of a pulse and other factors. This lets it record only those events of interest, which significantly reduces the file size making it much easier to analyze in MATLAB as well as vector signal analysis software such as Keysight Technologies’ 89600 and Tektronix SignalVu-PC.The IQC5000B is controlled using X-COM’s simple but comprehensive software resident on a Windows PC. Signal files are offloaded to the computer via eight lanes of PCI 2.0 at greater than 600 Mbytes/s. It can also be used with X-COM’s high-performance SigAnalyst Workstation that employs dual Intel Xeon 15-core processors, 64 Gbytes of RAM, and 80 Tbytes of hard drive storage, and includes X-COM’s Spectro-X signal analysis and RF Editor file manipulation software.ConfigurationThe IQC5000B measures 12 x 3.5 x 10.5 in., weighs 8.5 lb., is available in rugged portable or standard rack enclosures, and be specified in several versions with varying capabilities as well as with many other options.last_img read more

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Researchers Develop Ultra-Miniaturized IC with On-Chip Antenna to Boost Spectrum Efficiency

first_imgBeyond energy efficiency, the co-design also facilitates spectrum efficiency by allowing more complex modulation protocols. That will enable transmission of a higher data rate within the fixed spectrum allocation that poses a significant challenge for 5G systems. Within the same channel bandwidth, the proposed transmitter can transmit six to ten times higher data rate. Integrating the antenna gives more degrees of freedom to explore design innovation, something that could not be done before.Sensen Li, a Georgia Tech graduate research assistant who received the Best Student Paper Award at the 2018 RFIC symposium, said the innovation resulted from bringing together two disciplines that have traditionally worked separately. According to him, they are merging the technologies of electronics and antennas, bringing these two disciplines together to break through limits. These improvements could not be achieved by working on them independently. By taking advantage of this new co-design concept, they can further improve the performance of future wireless transmitters.The new designs have been implemented in 45-nanometer CMOS SOI IC devices and flip-chip packaged on high-frequency laminate boards, where testing has confirmed a minimum two-fold increase in energy efficiency. The antenna electronics co-design is enabled by exploring the unique nature of multi-feed antennas, according to Hua Wang.An antenna structure with multiple feeds allows the use multiple electronics to drive the antenna concurrently. Different from conventional single-feed antennas, multi-feed antennas can serve not only as radiating elements, but they can also function as signal processing units that interface among multiple electronic circuits. This opens a completely new design paradigm to have different electronic circuits driving the antenna collectively with different but optimized signal conditions, achieving unprecedented energy efficiency, spectral efficiency and reconfigurability.The cross-disciplinary co-design could also facilitate fabrication and operation of multiple transmitters and receivers on the same chip, allowing hundreds or even thousands of elements to work together as a whole system. In massive MIMO systems, the team needs to have a lot of transmitters and receivers, so energy efficiency will become even more important. Having large numbers of elements working together becomes more practical at millimeter wave frequencies because the wavelength reduction means elements can be placed closer together to achieve compact systems, he pointed out. These factors could pave the way for new types of beamforming that are essential in future millimeter wave 5G systems.Power demands could drive adoption of the technology for battery-powered devices, but Hua Wang says the technology could also be useful for grid-powered systems such as base stations or wireless connections to replace cables in large data centers. In those applications, expanding data rates and reducing cooling needs could make the new devices attractive. Higher energy efficiency also means less energy will be converted to heat that must be removed to satisfy the thermal management. In large data centers, even a small reduction in thermal load per device can add up. The team hopes to simplify the thermal requirements of these electronic devices.The research team also included Taiyun Chi, Huy Thong Nguyen and Tzu-Yuan Huang, all from Georgia Tech. A team of researcher at Georgia Institute of Technology, have boosted the energy and spectrum efficiency for a new class of mm-wave transmitters, allowing improved modulation and reduced generation of waste heat. They achieved this by integrating the design of the antenna and electronics, the result could mean longer talk time and higher data rates in millimeter wave wireless communication devices for future 5G applications.The new co-design technique allows simultaneous optimization of the millimeter wave antennas and electronics. The hybrid devices use conventional materials and integrated circuit (IC) technology, meaning no changes would be required to manufacture and package them. The co-design scheme allows fabrication of multiple transmitters and receivers on the same IC chip or the same package, potentially enabling multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) systems as well as boosting data rates and link diversity.Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology presented their proof-of-concept antenna-based outphasing transmitter at the 2018 Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC) in Philadelphia. Their other antenna-electronics co-design work was published at the 2017 and 2018 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) and multiple peer-reviewed IEEE journals. The Intel Corporation and U.S. Army Research Office sponsored the research.According to Hua Wang, an assistant professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in this proof-of-example, their electronics and antenna were designed so that they can work together to achieve a unique on-antenna outphasing active load modulation capability that significantly enhances the efficiency of the entire transmitter. This system could replace many types of transmitters in wireless mobile devices, base stations and infrastructure links in data centers.Key to the new design is maintaining a high-energy efficiency regardless of whether the device is operating at its peak or average output power. The efficiency of most conventional transmitters is high only at the peak power but drops substantially at low power levels, resulting in low efficiency when amplifying complex spectrally efficient modulations. Moreover, conventional transmitters often add the outputs from multiple electronics using lossy power combiner circuits, exacerbating the efficiency degradation.The team is combining the output power though a dual-feed loop antenna, and by doing so with their innovation in the antenna and electronics, they can substantially improve the energy efficiency. The innovation in this particular design is to merge the antenna and electronics to achieve the so-called outphasing operation that dynamically modulates and optimizes the output voltages and currents of power transistors, so that the millimeter wave transmitter maintains high energy efficiency both at the peak and average power.last_img read more

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Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Golf Challenge

first_imgGus Malzahn reacts in the closest to the pin competition during the 2015 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Celebrity Challenge at Reynolds Plantation on Monday, April 27, 2015. (Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl/Abell Images/Todd Kirkland)last_img

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IndyCar’s Sebastien Bourdais: Formula One ‘has ruined every track’

first_imgSebastien Bourdais driving in Sunday's Dual in Detroit Race No. 2. ( Andrew Weber, USA TODAY Sports)Sebastien Bourdais driving in Sunday’s Dual in Detroit Race No. 2. ( Andrew Weber, USA TODAY Sports)DETROIT — Sebastien Bourdais thinks Belle Isle is tops.Rain, bumps and unseasonably cold weather — the French driver says he’ll take the island over Formula One’s famous Monaco track in Monte Carlo.On Sunday, Bourdais drove to victory in Race 2 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle during a rain-drenched Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.At the wheel of the No. 11 Dallara/Chevrolet for KVSH Racing, Bourdais gave a masterful display of wet-weather driving to beat Takuma Sato (A.J. Foyt Racing) and Graham Rahal (Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing) in the Verizon IndyCar Series event.DUAL 1: Carlos Munoz notches first career victory SaturdayOn Monday, Bourdais, 36, who was born in Le Mans, France, was still in Detroit smiling about his win.Sebastien Bourdais poses with his trophy after winning Sunday in Detroit. (Andrew Weber, USA TODAY Sports)Sebastien Bourdais poses with his trophy after winning Sunday in Detroit. (Andrew Weber, USA TODAY Sports)“It feels really good,” said Bourdais, who won four consecutive Champ Car championships in 2004-07 for Newman-Haas Racing. “I’m enjoying my racing again after a horrible experience in Formula One.”After dominating Champ Car, Bourdais moved to F1 team Toro Rosso in 2008 to partner with Sebastian Vettel.It didn’t work out. Bourdais was replaced at Toro Rosso during the 2009 season, and then competed in sports cars and touring cars for several years before returning to IndyCar with Dragon Racing in 2013 and on to KVSH Racing last season.“I didn’t feel wanted or that I could work with the team in Formula One,” said Bourdais during a visit Monday to Detroit radio and TV stations. “Now I’m with sort of an underdog team competing against the Penskes, Andrettis and Ganassis, and it is feeling great.”VERSATILE: Montoya strengthens case for best driver of eraRunning low on gas, Bourdais still managed to drive away from the field late in Sunday’s race at Belle Isle. Would he change anything on the 2.35-mile track?“I think Roger and his team nailed it completely,” said Bourdais of Roger Penske’s recent repaving and widening of the Belle Isle circuit. “Perhaps the braking zone in Turn 7, maybe some work there, but Belle Isle is good, hard American racing. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it.“It’s challenging (racing) on concrete. Driving in the rain at Detroit — it’s tougher than any Formula One track, including the streets at Monaco. F1 has ruined every track. They have taken the character out of them, made them vanilla. It hurts me. Monaco is now a frigging parking lot with a couple of turns.”HAAS: Launching Formula One team will be ‘awesome’Bourdais said IndyCar is better racing than F1, and for the right reasons.“Too much in Formula One is all about the wrong reasons,” Bourdais said. “Money and position — it is not about the racing.“In IndyCar, no one makes money. It’s just great, pure racing.”Brudenell writes for the Detroit Free Presslast_img read more

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