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Fairview Microwave Launches a Series of RF Relay Switches

By on September 24, 2020

first_imgFairview Microwave has introduced a new portfolio of electromechanical relay switches that cover ultra-broadband and millimeter-wave frequencies up to 40 GHz. These high-reliability RF switches are guaranteed to perform up to 2 to 10 million life cycles, which make them an ideal solution for demanding industries and applications related to defense and commercial aviation, radar, wireless communications, satellite communications, test and measurement and many others.The new coaxial relay switches are available in multiple varieties from SPDT (Single Pole Double Throw) to SP12T (Single Pole 12 Throw) and are designed with either SMA, Type-N, or 2.92mm depending on the frequency range. Frequencies for these RF switches range from DC to 40 GHz depending on the model, power ratings range from 5W to 700W, operating voltage ranges from +12V to +30V and have high isolation up to 85 dB and low insertion loss of 0.15 dB at 1 GHz.The relay switches have a patented design of the actuator and the transmission link has been optimized for magnetic efficiency and mechanical rigidity which is what guarantees operation up to 10 million life cycles. The MIL-STD-202 qualified construction of each switch is designed to withstand exposure to sine and random vibration and mechanical shock. Offered in this release are 42 in-stock designs which include 38 connectorized models and 4 surface-mount devices which boast a small footprint and lower cost than traditional connectorized packages.Fairview’s electromechanical relay switches are in-stock and available today. Click here to see the Electromechanical Relay Switches from Fairview Microwave.last_img read more

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Raytheon and United Technologies to Merge to form $150 Billion Company

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first_imgRaytheon and United Technologies Corp. have entered into an an all-stock merger of equals. The transaction will create a premier systems provider with advanced technologies to address rapidly growing segments within aerospace and defense. The merger of Raytheon, a leading defense company, and United Technologies, a leading aerospace company, comprised of Collins Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney, will offer a complementary portfolio of platform-agnostic aerospace and defense technologies. The combined company, which will be named Raytheon Technologies Corporation, will offer expanded technology and R&D capabilities to deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions aligned with customer priorities and the national defense strategies of the U.S. and its allies and friends. The combination excludes Otis and Carrier, which are expected to be separated from United Technologies in the first half of 2020 as previously announced.The combined company will have approximately $74 billion in pro forma 2019 sales. With a strong balance sheet and robust cash generation, Raytheon Technologies will enjoy enhanced resources and financial flexibility to support significant R&D and capital investment through business cycles.Under the terms of the agreement, which was unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, Raytheon shareowners will receive 2.3348 shares in the combined company for each Raytheon share. Upon completion of the merger, United Technologies shareowners will own approximately 57 percent and Raytheon shareowners will own approximately 43 percent of the combined company on a fully diluted basis. The merger is expected to close in the first half of 2020, following completion by United Technologies of the previously announced separation of its Otis and Carrier businesses. The timing of the separation of Otis and Carrier is not expected to be affected by the proposed merger and remains on track for completion in the first half of 2020. The merger is intended to qualify as a tax-free reorganization for U.S. federal income tax purposes.The two companies have iconic brands that share a long history of innovation, customer focus and proven execution. By joining forces, they will have unsurpassed technology and expanded R&D capabilities that will allow them to invest through business cycles and address their customers’ highest priorities. Merging their portfolios will also deliver cost and revenue synergies that will create long-term value for our customers and shareowners.Combination to Create Long-Term ValueBalanced and diversified aerospace and defense portfolio that is resilient across business cycles: The merger establishes a broad and complementary portfolio of platform-agnostic capabilities across the high-growth segments of aerospace and defense, reducing risk of concentration in any individual platform or program.Highly complementary technology and R&D platform: With a combined annual company and customer funded R&D spend of approximately $8 billion, seven technology Centers of Excellence, and over 60,000 engineers, the company will develop new, critical technologies faster and more efficiently than ever before. Areas of joint advancement include, but are not limited to: hypersonics and future missile systems; directed energy weapons; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) in contested environments; cyber protection for connected aircraft; next generation connected airspace; and advanced analytics and artificial intelligence for commercial aviation.Attractive financial profile with strong cash flow generation and balance sheet: Robust free cash flow growth and a strong balance sheet will support continued investment and return of capital to shareowners. The combined company expects to return $18 to $20 billion of capital to shareowners in the first 36 months following completion of the merger. As a result of the combination, the company also expects to capture more than $1 billion in gross annual run-rate cost synergies by year four post-close, with approximately $500 million in annual savings returned to customers. In addition, the combination presents significant long-term revenue opportunities from technology synergies.Complementary company culture: The combined company will have a strong performance-based culture focused on integrity, collaboration, innovation, diversity and corporate social responsibility. Employees will have expanded opportunities for career development and advancement in high-growth areas, as well as ongoing engagement in local communities.Raytheon plans to consolidate its four businesses into two businesses to be named Intelligence, Space & Airborne Systems and Integrated Defense & Missile Systems. The new businesses will join Collins Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney to form the four businesses of Raytheon Technologies.Net debt for the combined company at the time of closing is expected to be approximately $26 billion, with United Technologies expected to contribute approximately $24 billion. The combined company targets an ‘A’ category credit rating at the time of the closing.Leadership and GovernanceThe combined company’s Board of Directors will be comprised of 15 members, consisting of 8 directors from United Technologies and 7 from Raytheon, with the lead director from Raytheon. Tom Kennedy will be appointed Executive Chairman and Greg Hayes will be named CEO of Raytheon Technologies. Two years following the close of the transaction, Hayes will assume the role of Chairman and CEO.Raytheon Technologies will be headquartered in the greater Boston metro area, and will retain a corporate presence in existing locations. The company will be led by a highly experienced, proven leadership team with a strong track record of innovation, delivering on synergies, and meeting financial and customer commitments.Timing and ClosingThe transaction is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including receipt of required regulatory approvals, the approval of Raytheon and United Technologies shareowners, as well as completion by United Technologies of the separation of its Otis and Carrier businesses.  As previously mentioned, the transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2020.last_img read more

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Alaska Airlines Flight Fills with Smoke, Makes Emergency Landing

By on September 23, 2020

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享An Alaska Airlines flight landed safely in Spokane at 8:15 am after passengers reported the cabin filled with smoke. Flight 2372 from Seattle to Spokane had 75 passengers and four crewmembers on board according to Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Halley Kniggs. She did not immediately reveal any other information. Emergency crews met the aircraft when it landed. He described the situation as “kind of scary” but says no passengers panicked.center_img Flight attendants searched the aisles looking for the source of the smoke, according to Mitrovich. Soon after the pilot announced they would be making an emergency landing. Passenger Ryan Mitrovich says everyone on the plane exited safely following the emergency landing. He said passengers noticed the smoke in the cabin about 20 minutes before their scheduled arrival into Spokane.last_img read more

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Yoshida withdraws, may quit

By on September 22, 2020

first_img“I won’t be competing in international events in the future,” the 32-year-old Yoshida said after his disappointing default. “I just want to become a good instructor now.”Yoshida won the gold medal in the 78-kg class at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and then made the Japanese Olympic team for the 1996 Games in Atlanta and again for last year’s event in Sydney. Buoyed by his only world judo title in 1999, Yoshida went into the Sydney Games as a favorite for a medal in the men’s 90-kg event, but was sent home in a sling after breaking his right elbow in a third-round bout. With Yoshida’s withdrawal, Suzuki won his fourth straight Kodokan Cup championship.In other weight categories, Yoshihiro Akiyama, a Korean resident of Japan who just obtained Japanese citizenship, won the 81-kg crown, Katsuhiro Kitagawa posted an ippon for the 66-kg title and national team member Yasuyuki Muneta won his first heavyweight crown. Barcelona Olympic gold medalist Hidehiko Yoshida pulled out of the Kodokan Cup judo weight-category national championships Sunday and hinted that the three-time Olympian may hang up his judo jacket.Yoshida injured the hamstrings in his right leg during the 100-kg final against defending champion Keiji Suzuki and forfeited the championship at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s martial arts hall. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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Wellington: Balance is key – ISSA boss weighs in on dominance of rural football teams this season

By on September 20, 2020

first_imgWestern Bureau:With rural teams breaking the trend and dominating the local football scene this season, president of the Inter Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), Keith Wellington, is not reading too much into the recent results but said his organisation is focused on creating a level playing field.The topic of the better quality of football and the urban vs rural phenomenon has been reignited following Tuesday’s Under-14 and Under-16 all-island title wins by rural teams, which completed a clean sweep of the three traditional age group all-island schoolboy football titles. Cornwall College and St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) captured the Under-14 and Under-16 titles, respectively.Their wins come on the heel of Clarendon College’s successful defence of their Olivier Shield (Under-19 all-island) title.The only all-island title not won by a rural school is the lucrative ISSA Champions Cup crown, which was won by Kingston College over Clarendon College. While happy to see the rural teams showing their quality this season, Wellington, who is also the principal at STETHS, said he is not reading too much into it, as a shift in dominance is part and parcel of sport. “I’m not sure I want to read too much into it, this is just one year. However, the teams would have done fairly well, and if you look at the three teams in Cornwall College, STETHS and Clarendon College, they are traditionally strong teams not only in rural Jamaica,” Wellington said. “We know that sport is cynical, so there will come a time where dominance will always shift to different places, hence I don’t read too much into it. It is a good indication that good-quality football is being played right across the island,” he added. Urban area players get more opportunity Wellington noted that given the resources available to the players in the urban area, he is extremely proud of the level of competition the rural schools continue to display. “I think that the urban area players get a lot more opportunity to expose and develop their talent through competition starting from Under-10. It is not so in the rural area and I think it sort of hampers their growth and development,” said Wellington. “However, the fact is that some schools have good programmes and coaches despite players not having played a lot of football in their earlier years. When you’re able to compete with players with better programmes in terms of facilities and competition structure, it augurs well for the rural area.”When asked about the idea that ISSA has been shouldering the burden of football development for quite a number of parish football associations in the rural area, Wellington told The Gleaner they just want to see a level playing field. “ISSA wants to see a level playing field for all. There are some things that we have no control over, for example, the competitions of the confederations or parish association. If one parish association is better organised than another, we really have no business criticising or trying to interfere in that. However, we would want to see that wherever the kids are, they have equal opportunities,” Wellington said.last_img read more

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Pitch renovation up and running

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first_imgFollowing the conclusion of the football and rugby seasons, the stadium was hired out for supporters to play on the pitch before hosting Bristol Sport Foundation’s Celebration of Sport Week, in which over 1,000 children from the local community lived their dreams on the hallowed turf.But before long it was out with the old and in with the new, as the two-month project of renovating the pitch began immediately.In its current state the grass has lost virtually all of its lush green shade, with just the Desso remaining – the artificial fibres that make up around three per cent of a fully-functioning Ashton Gate pitch.“The work began last Thursday – since then the vegetation grass has been removed and we have deep aerated the soil to get air pockets down into the root zone,” head of grounds Dan Sparks told bcfc.co.uk.“Yesterday we dressed in 100 tonnes of sports-free draining sand on to the pitch and four tonnes of limestone. This was then brushed into the aeration pockets, enabling us to start to seed the pitch before it is watered. When the shoots of the new seedlings begin to come through, we will apply fertiliser.“It’s a daily operation and we will always have somebody on site to monitor the grounds, particularly the irrigation.“The goalmouths need the most attention because they’re the most vulnerable areas of the pitch, while the South West corner gets the least sunlight so that also needs to be closely monitored.“This is the first summer for a number of years in which there has not been stadium rebuilding work going on simultaneously, so we hope the pitch renovation will be a much more straightforward process.”last_img read more

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USC searching for ways to reverse recent struggles

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first_imgCOLUMBIA – South Carolina baseball coach Chad Holbrook says he has never been through a period like the one he is currently experiencing.His Gamecock baseball team, which has been ranked as high as No. 4 nationally this season, is mired in possibly its biggest slump in two decades.USC has dropped four straight games and six of its last nine. The team enters this weekend’s Southeastern Conference series against Vanderbilt with a 23-15 recordThe Gamecocks have struggled so much that D1Baseball.com doesn’t have them in its 64-team NCAA postseason field.“We’re going to have to turn our mood around a little bit and start feeling better about ourselves and try to play the best we’re capable of playing,” said USC coach Chad Holbrook.With a 6-9 SEC mark, the Gamecocks are tied for fourth in the Eastern Division and are in a four-way tie for eighth overall.The team is 11th in batting with a .262 average. It is ninth in runs scored with 216.While the Gamecocks are struggling in most areas, Vanderbilt is one of the nation’s elite teams as the defending national champion leads the SEC Eastern Division with an 11-4 mark and is 28-10 overall.When the Commodores take the field on Thursday it will be led by junior Carson Fulmer (6-1, 1.89), considered possibly the top college starter in the nation.“He is probably the best pitcher in college baseball,” said Holbrook. “He is the face of college baseball from a pitching standpoint. Obviously, what he has done in his time at Vanderbilt is extremely impressive. In many ways, as a right-hander, he has been to them what Michael Roth was to us.”South Carolina will probably counter with Vince Fiori (2-0, 2.45 ERA) who has spent most of his USC career in the bullpen.He has been forced into action due to a season-ending elbow injury to Friday night starter Wil Crowe, which calls for Tommy John surgery in his right elbow.“I think Fiori is going to Thursday night to get us off to a good start, hopefully,” said Holbrook. “We have some other guys ready and we’ll probably use four or five guys.”With 18 regular season games remaining, the Gamecocks need to win 17 to get to the 40-win mark. The last time a South Carolina squad did not win at least 40 was 1999 when it finished 35-23.For the time being, the Gamecocks are simply going to try to turn things around and to play its best baseball against a Murderers’ Row of SEC opponents as it must face highly regarded LSU and No. 1 Texas A&M.“We’re just looking to take it one game at a time right now,’ said USC second baseman Max Schrock. “We’re looking to play our best baseball and play hard every time we go out there.“It is going to be fun for us to go out there. Hopefully, we’ll have a lot of fans out there and it will be a fun weekend.”The Gamecocks will have to be at their best as Vanderbilt is hitting .300 and has scored 51 more runs than USC.Holbrook believes South Carolina can get the ship righted, but understands the Gamecocks will have to make it happen.“We’ll hit a ball on the screw and it’ll be caught and we’ll feel sorry for ourselves and you can’t do that,” said Holbrook. The next guy has to hit a ball on the screws and the next guy has to hit a ball on the screws until the ball falls in. We’re looking around for answers when we think something good should happen and you can’t think something good should happen, you have to make something good happen.”last_img read more

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FIFA U17 World Cup: Golden Eaglets Arrive Brazil

By on August 30, 2020

first_imgFive-times champions Nigeria have landed in host nation Brazil for this year’s FIFA U17 World Cup finals which will hold 26th October – 17th November.A team of 25 players and nine officials flew out of the country through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Wednesday evening for Dubai, where they connected another flight to Sao Paulo, Brazil.Four players would be cut from the roster after the preparatory period before a 21 –man World Cup squad is unveiled ahead of the opening encounter.Nigeria won the 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013 and 2015 tournaments, but missed the 2017 finals in India. Head Coach Manu Garba, who led the 2013 winners, is confident that the Class of 2019 is in Brazil to reclaim the trophy.The early departure will afford the Golden Eaglets a full two-week final preparatory period, before their opening match of the tournament against Hungary in Goiania on 26th October.Nigeria will then clash with Ecuador (at the same venue on 29th October) and Australia (in Brasilia on 1st November) in Group B.Vitoria is the other city hosting the 24 –nation championship.FIFA U17 WORLD CUP BRAZIL 2019 GROUPSGROUP A: Brazil, Canada, New Zealand, AngolaGROUP B: Nigeria, Hungary, Ecuador, AustraliaGROUP C: Korea Republic, Haiti, France, ChileGROUP D: USA, Senegal, Japan, NetherlandsGROUP E: Spain, Argentina, Tajikistan, CameroonGROUP F: Solomon Islands, Italy, Paraguay, Mexico25 EAGLETS IN BRAZIL FOR FIFA U17 WORLD CUP FINALSGoalkeepers: Sunday Stephen, Joseph Oluwabusola, Daniel JinaduDefenders: Charles Etim, Ogaga Oduko, Usman Ibrahim, Clement Ikenna, Shedrack Tanko, Quadri Edun, Oluwatimilehin Adeniyi, Simon OmonMidfielders: Samson Tijani, Akinkunmi Amoo, Daniel Francis, Ibraheem Jabaar, Ibrahim Sa’id, Monsuru Opeyemi, Fawaz Abdullahi, Idris Eletu-Odibo, Malcolm Ebowei, Peter AgbaForwards: Olakunle Olusegun, Wisdom Ubani, Divine Nwachukwu, Mayowa AbayomiRelatedFIFA U17 World Cup: Golden Eaglets Off To BrazilOctober 10, 2019In “FIFA”U17 World Cup: FIFA Formally Welcomes Golden Eaglets To BrazilOctober 22, 2019In “FIFA”FIFA U17 WC: Golden Eaglets Lose To Japan In Final Warm-Up MatchOctober 21, 2019In “FIFA”last_img read more

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“Full House” star John Stamos welcomes first child, Billy, named after his late father

By on August 28, 2020

first_imgABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Full House star John Stamos and his wife, Caitlin McHugh, have welcomed their first child together, a son named Billy after Stamos’ late father.The 54-year-old Stamos posted a pic of him and his new baby boy on Instagram early Monday, with the caption, “From now on, the best part of me will always be my wife and my son.”He continued, “Welcome Billy Stamos (named after my father) #NotJustanUncleAnymore #Overjoyed.”The “uncle” part of his post was obviously a joke about his time as Uncle Jesse on his hit show Full House.Stamos and McHugh tied the knot in February.  “From now on, the best part of me will always be you.” #HappyValentinesDay,” Stamos wrote then, next to a pic of the duo wearing shoes with ‘Mr. Stamos’ and ‘Mrs. Stamos” printed on them.Stamos first announced he was going to be a father this past December, telling People magazine, “I will be a fun dad. I’ve been practicing for a long time.”  That came after the duo announced their engagement in October via Instagram.“I asked…she said yes! …And we lived happily ever after,” the actor posted then.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Michael Sam, 1st openly gay NFL draftee, rejoins CFL team

By on August 12, 2020

first_imgHe says he has no plans to marry yet because he’s focused on football. But he calls the decision “freaking awesome” and says he’s proud to be an American.Sam is the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL. He deflects any credit for changing American attitudes toward gay rights, adding the credit belongs to those who have worked years to change the laws.Sam returned to practice with the Montreal Alouettes on Monday. The defensive lineman who starred at Missouri left his CFL team for personal reasons this month.Sam was the defensive player of the year in the Southeastern Conference. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the final round but he couldn’t make the roster.,He says he has no plans to marry yet because he’s focused on football. But he calls the decision “freaking awesome” and says he’s proud to be an American.Sam is the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL. He deflects any credit for changing American attitudes toward gay rights, adding the credit belongs to those who have worked years to change the laws.Sam returned to practice with the Montreal Alouettes on Monday. The defensive lineman who starred at Missouri left his CFL team for personal reasons this month.Sam was the defensive player of the year in the Southeastern Conference. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the final round but he couldn’t make the roster. Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)MONTREAL (AP) — Michael Sam is praising the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage throughout the country.last_img read more

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