FABTECH set for 35,000 attendees

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Versum shareholders approve Merck merger

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Petrobras Extends Skandi Vitória Contract

first_imgPetrobras has extended the contract for Skandi Vitória with two years from September 2013. The extension of the charter contract is done in line with the current market.The vessel is owned through a joint venture formed by DOF Subsea, a subsidiary of DOF ASA together with Technip.Skandi Vitória is the first pipe-lay vessel built in Brazil, equipped with vertical and horizontal pipe-lay systems, a 250 mt crane and 2 ROVs. The vessel is capable of operating in water depths up to 3,000 meters.Press Release, August 08, 2013last_img read more

The economy: Plan B or no Plan B, that is the question

first_imgThe government has been consistently saying that there is no Plan B but with the faltering economy is the chancellor really going to say nothing in the autumn statement next month? But then, is he really going to do a U-turn?The government is worried about economic growth and it is clear why. GDP fell 0.5% in the weather affected final quarter of last year, rose 0.5% in the first quarter of the year and second quarter economic growth was only 0.1%. Effectively, the economy has been stagnant for nine months. Looking forward, the signs are ominous: manufacturing output has fallen for three months in a row; financial institutions are cash-rich, which we are obviously all very happy about, but they are unwilling to invest due to the uncertainty; unemployment rose to 2.57m in the last quarter, which is not going to do anything to help consumer confidence or spending.So what can be done? The Bank of England reduced interest rates to 0.5% two and a half years ago. Reducing this further will make little difference. The Bank of England injected another £75bn of quantitative easing, which makes more money available to financial institutions for lending. However, for this to make a difference, they need to be more willing to lend.The government’s autumn statement on 29 November will be an interesting insight into whether government is serious about jump-starting the economy. Ideally, if you want to make the best of this then you would put it into areas that give the most, and quickest, benefit for economic activity. This is basically repair and maintenance. It is quick to get off the ground, with framework contracts already there anyway, and it is labour intensive so gets people working.Also, the government could do more to bring in private investment as, according to Plan A (not that there is a Plan B), government spending on construction is set to fall 20% in four years. The Nine Elms development in London is using private finance, as is Crossrail, and with government underwriting risk on projects private finance could be made more use of.So, back to the questions, is the chancellor going to say nothing and let the economy slide or do a U-turn?Well, it is most likely is that he will bring forward spending from three or four years down the road and argue that it will be funded by efficiency savings and the like, so it doesn’t affect the deficit reduction plan, so there will be some more spending in the next 18-24 months. However, it won’t be on repair and maintenance. The government likes shiny new high profile projects so expect a few housing, transport and energy infrastructure top of the agenda. Just don’t expect it to jump start construction, or the economy, any time soon…last_img read more

Crowley deal on the Horizon?

first_imgReports state that the talks are part of Horizon’s plans to sell all three of its Jones Act routes – San Juan, Alaska and Hawaii – to different buyers for each of these markets.Industry commentators have said that if Crowley bought Horizon’s port facilities, it would not need to make improvements to its port facilities to receive its two new ships, El Coquí and El Taíno, but would just move over to Horizon’s facilities at the port.However in an official statement, Crowley said that its plans “have not changed”.”We are building two new, LNG-powered con-ro ships at VT Halter Marine, and we are talking with the Puerto Rico Ports Authority about making improvements to our existing Isla Grande terminal in Puerto Rico to accommodate those ships when they are delivered and put into service in 2017,” said Crowley.www.crowley.comwww.horizonlines.comlast_img read more

Texas man trapped in ATM slips notes to customers begging for help

first_imgTexas man trapped in ATM slips notes to customers begging for help CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) A Texas man who became trapped inside an ATM slipped notes to customers via the receipt slot pleading for them to help him escape, police said Thursday.The contractor became stuck Wednesday when he was changing a lock to a Bank of America room that leads to the back of the ATM, Corpus Christi police Lt. Chris Hooper said. He couldn’t let himself out of the room because he didn’t have a keycard on him and was unable to notify bank employees for help.Photo via KZTV“Apparently he left his cellphone and the swipe card he needed to get out of the room outside in his truck,” Hooper said.When he realized customers were retrieving cash from the machine, he passed notes to them through the ATM receipt slot.One read, “Please help. I’m stuck in here and I don’t have my phone. Please call my boss …”Some customers appeared to dismiss the notes as a gag, Hooper said. But one called police, who detected a faint voice coming from inside the ATM.An officer kicked in the door to the room and freed the man, whose name has not been released.“Everyone is OK, but you will never see this in your life, that somebody was stuck in the ATM. It was just crazy,” Richard Olden, a police senior officer, told KRIS-TV. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARE Published: July 13, 2017 1:44 PM EDT Updated: July 13, 2017 1:59 PM EDT last_img read more

Real-time train positions from multiple data sources

first_imgFRANCE: HaCon has implemented a version of its HAFAS Live Maps real-time train location mapping software for French national passenger operator SNCF which for the first time integrates positioning information from both trackside equipment and GPS.‘The combination of the two data sources results in the highest possible precision that is unique to date’, explains Julien Ducreux, head of digital and customer relations at SNCF.SNCF Maps uses more than 1 million operational train messages and about 5 000 timetable datasets to display the location of up to 22 000 trains/day. A custom editing tool enables SNCF to configure and integrate the maps with various web applications or adapt maps to particular needs, for example displaying only certain trains or specific areas. The maps are now available on SNCF’s website, and free mobile apps are to be launched. ‘After Deutsche Bahn in Germany and ÖBB in Austria, SNCF is the next major European customer to opt for HAFAS Live Maps’, said Michael Landwehr, Project Manager at HaCon. ‘Our system’s quality and innovative strength combined with speed, flexibility and software performance were crucial factors. Together with SNCF, we developed many ideas and extended our product with exciting new features.’last_img read more

WIN Semiconductors Introduces 0.45µm GaN Power Process for 5G Applications

first_imgWIN Semiconductors, the world’s largest pure-play compound semiconductor foundry, has expanded its gallium nitride (GaN) process capabilities to include a 0.45µm-gate technology that supports current and future 5G applications. The NP45-11 GaN-on-SiC process allows customers to design hybrid Doherty power amplifiers used in 5G applications including massive MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output) wireless antenna systems.Similar to macro-cell applications, MIMO base stations often combine Doherty power amplifiers with linearization techniques to meet demanding linearity and efficiency specifications of today’s wireless infrastructure. GaN devices outperform the incumbent LDMOS technology, offering superior efficiency, instantaneous bandwidth and linearity, particularly in the higher frequency bands utilized in 5G radio access networks.Ideal for use in sub-6 GHz 5G applications including macro-cell transmitters and MIMO access points, the NP45-11 GaN-on-SiC process supports power applications from 100 MHz through 6 GHz. This discrete transistor process is environmentally rugged, incorporating advanced moisture protection and meets the JEDEC JESD22-A110 biased HAST qualification at 55 volts. Combined with WIN Semiconductors’ environmentally rugged high voltage passive technology, IP3M-01, the NP45-11 technology enables hybrid power amplifiers in a low cost plastic package. The technology is fabricated on 100 mm silicon carbide substrates and operates at a drain bias of 50 volts. In the 2.7 GHz band, this technology provides a saturated output power of 7 watts/mm with 18 dB linear gain and more than 65% power added efficiency without harmonic tuning.According to David Danzilio, Senior Vice President of WIN Semiconductors Corp, 5G radio access networks create several challenges for power amplifier designs used in MIMO systems. High output power and linear efficiency are the primary design objectives to meet performance specifications along with a lower total cost of ownership. The tradeoff between output power and linearized efficiency is significant because of the high peak-to-average power ratio employed in today’s wireless modulation schemes. This tradeoff becomes more difficult in 5G applications due to greater instantaneous bandwidth requirements and higher operating frequency.WIN Semiconductors Corp at IMS 2018, booth 415David Danzilio will be presenting a paper at the the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2018) 5G Power Amplifier Technology Workshop Today (June 11th 2018). WIN Semiconductors will also be showcasing its compound semiconductor RF and mm-Wave solutions in stand 415 at the event scheduled in Philadelphia, PA from June 12-14, 2018.Click here to view everything RF’s coverage of IMS 2018.last_img read more

Iman Shumpert Listed as Day-To-Day with Shoulder Injury; Status For Sunday in Oklahoma City Uncertain

first_img Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. Matt Medley Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert is listed as day-to-day with a shoulder sprain he suffered in Thursday night’s win over Chicago.The Cavs have been enduring injuries seemingly since the dawn of time, or at least since LeBron James returned in 2014. Shumpert’s injury comes right after Kevin Love exited a game with shoulder discomfort a little over a week ago, and also happened just hours after the trade deadline passed, in which Shumpert’s name was brought up as a potential trade candidate.Love returned on Thursday along with backup point guard Matthew Dellavedova, so it was only a matter of time before someone went down. In this case, a matter of less than one game. His injury-history may have had something to do with the Cavs considering trading him.It is unknown if Shumpert will be available to play in the Sunday matchup in Oklahoma City against the Thunder, but given the tendency of the Cavs to “play it safe” with injured players, it would be prudent to expect him to rest.Shumpert missed the entire month of November with a wrist-injury he suffered in September, but his injury history goes back long before that. In his first two seasons in the NBA, (2011-2013,) Shumpert missed 60 games, roughly 35 percent of those two seasons.It’s worth noting that this shoulder is the same one that caused Shumpert to miss five weeks in the 2014-2015 season. He is the team’s best one-on-one defender so obviously his presence will be missed. Hopefully, it’s nothing serious and Shumpert is back to 100 percent soon. center_img Related TopicsCavaliersCavsIman Shumpertlast_img read more

OFF THE TURNBUCKLE: McGregor May Be Interested in WWE, Challenges Entire Locker Room

first_img Dan Gilles Dan Gilles has been a sportswriter in Northeast Ohio for 21 years and been a fan of Cleveland Sports his entire life. He primarily covers high school sports and has also covered collegiate sports, the Lake Erie Crushers and other various pro sports as well. He has written for several newspapers and is currently with The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram. Dan is a 1992 graduate of Admiral King High School in Lorain and also has degrees from Lorain County Community College and Cleveland State University. When he’s not writing, he plays the drums for a local metal band, is a Saturday night DJ at a local bar and plays in four fantasy football leagues. You can follow him on Twitter @DanGilles1973. After a week away, it’s time to get back into talking about the real world of “fake” wrestling.The biggest news that’s come out centers around WWE and UFC. On the heels of Brock Lesnar’s return to the octagon and with C.M. Punk’s debut (which will occur in Cleveland at UFC 203) on the horizon, one member of UFC with a reputation of running his mouth decided to turn his attention to WWE wrestlers via his social media.That would be Conor McGregor, who announced his retirement from the octagon a few months, immediately followed several WWE personalities on Twitter such as Shane and Stephanie McMahon and Triple H, and then proceeded to issue challenges to many of the wrestlers this past week.In 2014, McGregor and Sheamus got into a Twitter spat, which led to speculation about his future involvement with WWE and a potential feud. But that never materialized.McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh added fuel by posting an Instagram picture of Jimmy Hart from his days as the “Mouth of the South” and writing “New Job Uniform.”McGregor, who is still UFC’s Featherweight champion, went off on a conference call promoting his rematch against Nate Diaz at Aug. 20’s UFC 202, saying “those WWE guys are [expletive], to be honest. They’re messed up [expletives], if you ask me.”He then added more fuel by tweeting out: “I didn’t mean no disrespect to the @wwe fans. What I meant to say was that I’d slap the head off your entire roster. And twice on Sunday’s.”Of course, it elicited a bunch of responses from WWE wrestlers. Ric Flair, for one, said that McGregor should “thank me for your gimmick” and said after Nate Diaz “finishes you again, I dare you to try guys like Brock, Dolph or Fit.” He was referencing Brock Lesnar, Dolph Ziggler and Dave “Fit” Finlay.Roman Reigns told McGregor “you are the size of my leg. Shut up.”Kurt Angle said “very funny, little guy. Why don’t you get your head out of Dana White’s ass?”McGregor made some more pointed comments about John Cena on Saturday.“What’s the main guy? John Cena,” McGregor said at a gym day to promote UFC 202. “He’s 40. He’s 40 years of age. He’s walking around in a luminous orange t-shirt and a headband talking about nobody can see him. We can see him right there. He’s a big fat, 40-year-old failed Mr. Olympia mother (bleep).” Many have speculated on an agreement with WWE and UFC on trading talent after Lesnar competed at UFC 200 and won. Rumors have circulated about Ronda Rousey’s potential involvement in a WrestleMania mixed tag match with The Rock against Stephanie and HHH – a match that was teased at WrestleMania 31 but has yet to come to fruition.Perhaps it could be McGregor that is on the receiving end of that swap and he winds up wrestling Cena or any other WWE wrestler champing at the bit to get a piece of him at this year’s WrestleMania. We shall see. Stay tuned. Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Related TopicsConnor McGregorWWElast_img read more