The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd. delivered its 1981 built General Purpose (GP) product carrier “Jag Preeti” (about 29,100 dwt) to the buyers.With the delivery of this vessel, the Company’s current fleet stands at 30 vessels, comprising 21 tankers (9 crude carriers, 11 product carriers, 1 LPG carrier) and 9 dry bulk carriers (1 Capesize, 3 Kamsarmax, 4 Supramax, 1 Handymax) with an average age of 9.3 years aggregating 2.47 mn dwt.G E Shipping, June 5, 2013
ON Semiconductor has introduced a new family of Tunable RF Components (TRFC) that address the design challenges faced by engineers developing the latest generation smartphones. The new devices optimally combine tuning range, RF quality factor (Q) and frequency operation, providing a superior solution to existing fixed approaches. End-user demand for smaller, thinner handsets challenges designers to reduce antenna volume without impacting performance. At the same time, the rapid increase in demand for mobile data means that carriers worldwide are increasing the number of bands that a smartphone must cover. ON Semiconductor’s new TCP-30xx family of low insertion loss Passive Tunable Integrated Circuits (PTICs) and TCC-103 PTIC Controller IC allow performance to be tuned and optimized to counter lower antenna volume and increased frequency coverage requirements. They also help overcome head- and hand-effect problems. With a 4:1 tuning range and capacitance values from 1.2 picofarad (pF) to 8.2 pF, the TCP-30xx PTIC series is offered in WLCSP and QFN package styles and can be used to replace traditional “fixed-match” devices. ON Semiconductor’s PTICs also allow for a more efficient use of the smartphone’s power amplifier to reduce the current drain and help extend handset battery life. A three-times improvement in data rates in marginal coverage areas can be achieved with a significant reduction in dropped or missed calls. Designed to work in conjunction with the company’s PTICs, a new PTIC Control IC is also available. The TCC-103 is a high-voltage digital-to-analog IC that provides control and bias in a tunable solution and is fully compliant with the timing needs of cellular and other wireless system requirements. The low-power IC features an integrated boost converter with three programmable outputs (up to 24 V) and an interface that allows independent control of multiple tuning elements from a single MIPI/SPI bus element. It is housed in a WLCSP package for stand-alone or module integration. ON Semiconductor’s proven expertise and technology in TRFCs are underlined by over 10 million units shipped to-date, a worldwide field application team to support customer designs, and design tools that help speed and simplify the optimization of antenna circuits. “Significant design challenges exist in the smartphone market due to the end-user’s desire for smaller, thinner, faster handsets,” said David Laks, director of the TRFC product line at ON Semiconductor. “These devices need a smaller antenna, but must operate reliably and process increasing amounts of data. ON Semiconductor’s Tunable RF Components provide a superior solution that helps smartphone hardware designers meet specific and diverse antenna performance specifications of carriers as they deploy 3G and 4G LTE networks.” Packaging and Pricing The PTICs are offered in WLCSP and QFN packages and are priced at $0.50 (USD) in quantities greater than 250,000 units.
NEW YORK (AP): A federal judge denied a request by the former head of South American football to be given compassionate release from prison because of the new coronavirus pandemic, but reserved judgement yesterday on his request to be let out on bail, pending his appeal.US District Judge Pamela K. Chen in Brooklyn said Juan Ángel Napout had not exhausted his administrative remedies with the Federal Bureau of Prisons in seeking compassionate release.Napout was convicted in December 2017 of accepting bribes, and his lawyers moved to reduce Napout’s sentence to time served or to let him serve the next six months at his condominium in South Florida or for release until the appeal is decided.Napout, who turns 62 on May 13, is serving a nine-year sentence and is scheduled for release on August 9, 2025. PLEA FOR MERCY “I am not going to be a fugitive, Your Honour,” he said near the end of an 85-minute telephone hearing. “I’m just asking you, Your Honour, for your mercy.”His request for bail was opposed by federal prosecutors.Napout was president of the South American governing body CONMEBOL from August 2014 until December 2015, president of the Paraguayan Football Association from 2007-14 and a member of FIFA’s executive committee. He was arrested in Zurich while attending FIFA meetings in December 2015.Napout was convicted on December 22, 2017, of one count of racketeering conspiracy and two counts of wire fraud conspiracy, and he was taken into custody that day.He was sentenced by Chen to nine years in prison the following August 29 and is at the low-security Federal Correctional Institution in Miami. His attempt to overturn the verdict was argued on November 7 at the 2nd Circuit US Court of Appeals, and is pending before judges Robert D. Sack, Peter W. Hall and Joseph F. Bianco.Napout filed a request for compassionate release with the Bureau of Prisons on March 30, and the bureau has 30 days to make a decision. His lawyers cited correlation between greater risk for more severe COVID-19 symptoms in older people. The Government said no prisoner at the Miami facility had got ill, and Chen cited his being in the lower end of the 60-69 group.
The Greek play-caller secured a generous 81-65 victory over Russia on the final day of the competition, to earn a third place finish in Division B and secure promotion back into the top-flight for the first time since 2015.”Achieving promotion into Division A is the best feeling ever,” Kapoulas told bristolflyers.co.uk.“To win a bronze medal for team GB and representing your country is something that we will always remember.”
SIGN UP TO DAILY NEWSLETTERCLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP Poll watchdog groups on Monday joined different groups in calling on President Duterte, Congress, political parties, party-list groups, as well as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to declare their commitment to holding the elections on May 9, 2022.Residents of Manila fill up voters forms in the first day of voter registration at Comelec office in Arroceros, Manila. (Jansen Romero / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)Kontra Daya and the National Citizens Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) urged all to sign a Covenant for the 2022 Elections (C-22) which should unequivocally declare: “We commit to holding safe, free, fair, credible and transparent elections on May 9, 2022.”In a Unity Statement, the groups said the national and local elections should be held on May 9, 2022 as mandated by the Constitution.It added that any and all attempts and excuses to postpone the elections as scheduled are “unacceptable.”“We appeal to those in power to categorically disown and dismiss speculations about a “no-elections” (no-el) scenario which were created by the push for charter change and the proposed shift from presidential to parliamentary system,” read the statement.“The right of suffrage should never be compromised. All of us should remain committed in promoting and upholding safe, free, fair, credible and transparent elections,” it further read.As the country adjusts to the effects of the global pandemic, the groups said, all should vigilantly protect and uphold their basic rights, including the right of suffrage.“We therefore declare our commitment to preserve our democratic institutions and Constitutional rights which freedom-loving Filipinos have fought so hard to restore, even at the cost of their own lives. Let not their struggles and deaths be in vain,” read the statement.“Let us resist and denounce all efforts to dispense with the elections by insidious means such as the proposed extension of the term limits of incumbent officials and the amendment of the Constitution,” it added.They also called on the public to register as proof that “we want elections to push through.”Aside from Kontra Daya and Namfrel, other organizations which signed the statement are Automated Election System (AES) Watch, Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG), National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA), Promotion of Church Peoples Response, Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas, among others.
Grays restaurant and bar in the Hilton Vancouver Washington was recently remodeled. If you haven’t been there lately, you won’t recognize it. It’s as if the old restaurant and bar enjoyed a spa week in Tulum, allowing it to freshen up and relax.The ceiling has been painted a bright white, reflecting the natural light that now streams into the room. Reclaimed wood has been judiciously added to give a Pacific Northwest feel, and the bar has been expanded and updated with a shelf devoted to amber spirits from the Pacific Northwest. The bar has a roll-up door to allow patrons to breathe fresh air in the warmer months.General Manager Mike McLeod, a connoisseur of craft beer, was part of the team that coordinated the renovation (designed and constructed by Siteworks in Portland). “Our bar was too small,” he said. “Fourteen people felt crowded.” The beer taps have been expanded from fewer than a handful to sixteen, with many local favorites from popular Vancouver breweries, such as Loowit Brewing’s Shadow Shinobi IPA and Fortside Brewing’s juicy Orange Whip IPA.In this spirit of renewal, the Hilton hired Chef Michael Charpentier, a Vancouver native who remembers the excitement surrounding the opening of the hotel downtown. He explained, “I grew up on 29th and Daniels. I went to Lincoln. I graduated from Shumway before it was the arts school. I went to Hudson’s Bay and Clark College. This is a big deal for me. My parents are super stoked.”If the sample dishes that I tried are any indication of the changes to come, the new Grays may be one of the most exciting places to eat in Clark County. The Chef prepared a creamy leek and mushroom risotto with seared scallops topped with crispy strips of toasted parsnip and a bright emerald sprinkling of fresh chives. Rachel Pinsky can be emailed at [email protected] Follow her on Instagram @couveeats and @rachelapinsky and on Facebook @coueeats.