New Series of Automotive Quartz Crystals for Harsh Operating Conditions

first_imgDiodes Incorporated has released a series of automotive-compliant timekeeping crystals. The XRQ series of crystals can withstand harsh operating conditions to ensure outstanding accuracy and reliability in tire-pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), infotainment, telematics, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).Capable of sustained operation at centrifugal forces up to 1500g, the new XRQ crystals pass the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2657 specification for TPMS, now a mandatory safety feature for new cars marketed in territories worldwide. The crystals are resistant to shocks up to 8000 gms, significantly higher than the standard (1500 gms). They also surpass industry-standard JIS-C0044 drop tests by surviving falls of up to 1.2 meters.The crystals meet the requirements of ultrasonic welding manufacturing processes, which are cleaner than traditional processes and used when manufacturing hermetically sealed objects, such as a TPMS. The process can be used to produce automotive components that must provide superior precision and reliability.The crystal Series is suitable for automotive applications, both under-the-hood and in passenger-compartment locations. It is AEC-Q200 qualified and available in Grade 1 (-40°C to 125°C), Grade 2 (-40°C to 105°C), and Grade 3 (-40°C to 85°C) temperature ranges. XRQ devices are PPAP capable and are manufactured in IATF16949 certified facilities.Three standard sizes are available. XR32Q variants in the 3.2mm × 2.5mm outline are available in frequencies from 12 MHz to 66 MHz. 2.5mm × 2.0mm. XR25Q devices are available from 16 MHz to 66 MHz, and the 2.0mm × 1.6mm. XR20Q from 24 MHz to 66 MHz. The ceramic surface-mount packages are seam-sealed for hermeticity and mechanical integrity.Click here for more information on these Quartz Crystals.last_img read more

Bacolod, NegOcc seek to halt repatriations anew

first_imgBACOLOD City – Local authorities here and in Negros Occidental want to reimpose a moratorium on the travel of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and locally stranded individuals (LSIs). He said there are still many OFWs stranded overnight at the Bacolod-Silay Airport because no hotels will accept them. Caelian said they called on local government units to fetch their OFWs and bring them to their local quarantine facility, adding that the cities of Bago and Kabankalan and Pulupandan town to decongest the premises of a hotel in Bacolod City. The recent repatriation of these overseas migrant workers and stranded residents overwhelmed hotels and inns in this capital city, according to Dr. Zeaphard Gerhart Caelian, head of the Provincial Incidence Management Team. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA AND MAE SINGUAY “OWWA can only provide 580 hotel rooms but what came in were 770 OFWs,” he pointed out. The number is more than what the local hotels and inns can handle right now, Caelian pointed out. He noted that Negros Occidental already received 800 OFWs since the moratorium was lifted on Aug. 22. He added that some hospitals may still have some available COVID-19 beds but the shortage of doctors and nurses forces patients to be refused admission.   “We have also been informed that on Aug. 23, all the seven hospitals in Bacolod already refused to receive any more COVID patients, citing that they are already full.  This is quite alarming,” Leonardia said. Meanwhile, Caelian said that after the provincial government was bashed on social media for alleged “poor quarantine facilities,” the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) took over in accommodating them. For his part, Mayor Evelio Leonardia submitted an urgent appeal to the national government’s Inter-Agency Task Force against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to suspend the further repatriation of OFWs and LSIs to the city. Caelian said that from Aug. 22 to 23, there were a total of eight flights instead of just two flights a day as earlier agreed between OWWA and the provincial government. What the province committed was the transport of the repatriated OFWs from the airport to the hotels contracted by OWWA as well as provide a team to take swab tests, he said. “The situation in the hospitals has also worsened because their medical staff is starting to deplete. Many of them have been quarantined for having tested positive for the virus and have not returned to work yet, while a number have also resigned or gone absence without official leave,” the mayor lamented. “I have recommended to Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson to ask for a moratorium on the return of OFWs because of the situation here,” Caelian said. “I called up the OWWA regional director to ask their national office to stop the return of OFWs to Negros because they cannot be accommodated anymore here,”Caelian said. “My first responders are tired already. They need to take a break, too.”/PNlast_img read more

Anderson and Lindor Win American League Monthly Awards for September

first_imgCLEVELAND – The Indians season ended with high hopes for 2016, and one of the reasons are two players who on Monday both earned honors.Pitcher Cody Anderson was named A.L. Pitcher of the Month, while Francisco Lindor was named A.L. Rookie of the Month. Anderson was excellent in September, going 5-0 record with a 1.38 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 39.0 innings pitched over six starts. It’s the first time an Indians hurler has won the monthly award since Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber won last year for month of September.Among qualified AL starters for the month, Cody finished first in wins and ERA, and third in innings pitched. The 14th round pick of the 2011 draft was the surprise of the Tribe rotation in 2015, as he went 7-3 record to go along with a 3.05 ERA and 44 strikeouts over 91.1 innings pitched in 15 starts.Lindor isn’t a surprise to anyone at this point, as he continues to show why he was the Tribe first-round pick (8th overall) in the 2011 draft.Lindor batted .362 (38-for-105) with 17 runs scored, eight doubles, four triples, five home runs, 20 RBI and five stolen bases over 27 games to claim his first AL monthly award. He is the first Indians player to win AL Rookie of the Month honors since starting pitcher Scott Lewis in September 2008. Among qualified AL rookies, Francisco finished first in hits, doubles and stolen bases, second in runs scored and triples, third in batting average and slugging percentage (.657), tied for third in home runs and sixth in on-base percentage (.395). On September 16th against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field, Lindor went 3-for-4 with one run scored, a home run and four runs batted in. The Caguas, Puerto Rico native collected his 100th hit in that game, his 82nd career game, to become the sixth-fastest of any player in Cleveland history dating back to at least 1914. Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loedecenter_img Related TopicsCody AndersonFrancisco LindorIndiansScott Lewislast_img read more

No. 6 UWF Clinch GSC Regular Season Title With Wins Over DSU and CBU

first_imgBox Score 1 | Box Score 2 UWF-DELTA STATE BOX SCOREPENSACOLA, Fla. – In a few of their final matches of the 2018 regular season, the No. 6 UWF Men’s Tennis (18-2, 9-0) won all 18 matches in their GSC showdown with Delta State University (8-4, 5-3) and Christian Brothers University (6-17, 1-8) at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex.After this double-header, UWF have clinched the top position for the GSC Championships held on April 19-21 at the Lagoon Park Tennis Center.While the Argos have had much success against GSC opponents this season, the Statesmen came prepared to push them to their limits. In the doubles, No. 17 pair Lucas Sanchez and Serdar Bojedjiev breezed past Terrier and Stroppiana 8-2 on court one. The other two matches, on the other hand, did not own such an easy score line. On court three, Juan Cabrera and Nicolas LeCoutre found themselves down an early break against Vice and Strickland. This undefeated duo would not allow for their Statesmen opponents to break this streak, and LeCoutre delivered an unreturnable forehand volley just out of reach to secure the match 9-7. All eyes were then turned to court two where Nicholas Springer and Alfonso Castellano continued to trade back and forth service games with Yamacita and Hildenbrand. Both teams were unable to break their opponents’ serve, and a deciding 7-point tiebreaker remained between each team and victory. After saving three match points from the Statemen’s rackets, the Argo duo capitalized on their second match point as Springer bombed an ace out wide to finish off a thrilling 9-8 (11-9) victory.The Statesmen showed signs of deflation after narrowly dropping the doubles points on courts two and three, and the Argos came out strong in singles. Sanchez snatched the first singles point of the day after shutting out Vice 6-0, 6-0 on court three. For the clinch, No. 30 LeCoutre picked up a ranked win after defeating No. 29 Terrier 6-2, 6-4 on court one. The remainder of the matches was won in straight sets by the Argos.For the second match of the day, the No. 6 Argos faced off against Christian Brothers University, and their success from the afternoon match was transferred to their performance in the evening. The Men swept all three doubles courts, not losing more than two games in each of the matches.It was the same story for the singles as well, where each Argo produced at least one 6-0 set against their opponent.The Argos will wrap up their regular season play next weekend as they compete against Hawaii Pacific University on Friday at 10 am CT and Xavier University on Sunday at noon. Both matches will be played at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

State Ferry The Tustumena Is Ready To Hit The Water Again

first_imgLandau: “The extra time we spent on it this year should take us into next year, and beyond. It’s just in great shape right now.”  The Tustumena is set to leave the Ketchikan shipyard on or around Friday. The ferry is expected to make its first stop in Kodiak on Wednesday, August 16. Landau: “The Tustumena is 53-years old, and like all marine highway systems ships gets overhauled each year to make sure that it’s safe and in good operation. During that regular overhaul we found there was extensive steal wasting in engine room. So, it took awhile to replace that, and get it all fixed up.”  Governor Walker: “Our small commercial boats and state ferries provide vital transportation services to Alaskans, businesses, and visitors. These bills acknowledge the effort and hard work of our ferry operators, as well as the pride Alaskans have in our Marine Highway System. I’m honored to sign them both.” Landau says the recent repairs to steel in the car deck and engine room should last until its replacement is completed in about four years. Officials are planning to schedule the Kennicott ferry in the spring to make sure island communities are taken care of, regardless of the Tustumena’s status. Marine Highway System public information officer, Aurah Landau…. Governor Bill Walker signed two bills  in relation to the Marine Highway System; Senate Bill 3 reestablishes “best management” standards for the handling of waste water discharged from small commercial passenger vessels, including state ferries, while Senate Bill 33 officially names the two new Alaska Class Ferries currently under construction M/V Tazlina and M/V Hubbard. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska transportation officials say the state ferry Tustumena is ready to hit the water again after being out of commission since March.last_img read more

Orville Higgins | KC’s African Pandora’s box

first_imgThe Arymanya Rodgers controversy is still fresh in the mind. Who can forget what was virtually a national debate as to whether the then 16-year-old Ugandan should have represented Kingston College in the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championship (Champs) three years ago, after turning up at school after the September deadline? At the time, I was taken to task by many friends at Kingston College (KC). My view was simple. I felt that the sports governing body, ISSA, should never have allowed him to compete at Champs that year. I could not accept at the time that ISSA should have bent the rules for a foreign athlete who started school late, when they were not prepared to do the same for all Jamaican based athletes. Most neutrals agreed with me, but the KC community virtually declared me persona-non-grata for the position I held then. A few years have passed and the issue of African athletes competing for KC is now right back on the front burner. The North Street giants are getting ready to unveil, not one, not two, but three new Africans for the upcoming Champs. My understanding is that the three are not from Uganda this time, but from neighbouring Kenya. Two, I am told are distance runners, while I understand the other is a sprinter. One of the three is supposedly also a good footballer, and like Ari Rodgers, may well end up playing Manning Cup as well as representing KC in track and field. I remember some people with North Street loyalties who were insisting, with a straight face, that Rodgers was brought to Jamaica primarily for academic purposes. With three more Africans in their track and field programme, it would be interesting to see if the KC folks continue to maintain that rhetoric. More to come? I had a very frank discussion with an old KC stalwart this week, and he was admitting that it was not outside the realms of possibility that even more Africans could find their way into their track programme in a few years. I pointed out to him that if the Africans helped the KC track, and football programme, then other high schools could go the same route. ISSA recently passed a law restricting the number of recruits from one local high school to another. Those transferred will still have to serve one year of inactivity. Whether they intended to do so or not, KC has expertly found a way to circumvent these rules. Its not far fetched to see other schools going this route. What is to stop other schools from getting talent from Africa, or indeed from Asia or North America? Have KC opened a Pandora’s box that could have a serious ripple effect? Will Champs be a truly international meet in a few years? It is clear that schools are prepared to go to the extreme for the bragging rights they get when they win Champs or Manning Cup. ISSA has been relatively quiet on this issue. At this point, there is no rule against a massive influx of overseas athletes coming into a Jamaican high school to enhance their sports programme. All this could change. Will ISSA be forced to apply the same restrictions to overseas athletes as they now do to locals? Interesting times are ahead. Orville Higgins is a veteran broadcaster with more than 20 years experience in the field of sports.last_img read more

GOALS: Bristol City Women 1-2 Man City Women

first_imgIt didn’t take long for Man City to assert their dominance; they took an early lead after seven minutes’ play. Caitlin Leach saved well from an initial attack, but this was followed by a floated cross into a crowded area. Leach wasn’t able to punch cleanly and a scramble followed, with the ball catching Hayley Ladd and bouncing into the Vixens’ net, though Steph Houghton claimed the touch. A few minutes later, Toni Duggan tried to curl in a second from the left wing, but she didn’t trouble Leach.At the other end, Bristol City had a golden opportunity to equalise twelve minutes in, but Man City keeper Marie Hourihan saved excellently to her right to deny Millie Turner’s towering header. It proved to be Bristol’s best chance in the first half-hour, as the WSL champions dominated possession.However, the half wasn’t over as far as Bristol City were concerned. A cross-field ball found Emslie in acres of space on the halfway line, and her break into the penalty area resulted in her first shot rebounding, giving her a second opportunity from a tighter angle. Despite this, she made no mistake this time, and slotted home past Hourihan to rapturous cheers from the home crowd.The onslaught kept coming in the second-half as Parris blazed another attempt over from the edge of the area, but she was not to be denied; the resolute Vixens’ defence was finally breached for a second time with two minutes of regular time to play, as Parris rolled her marker to squeeze her shot past Leach and into the far corner.Spring Series Season Cards went on sale on Monday, February 10th and more have been sold this week than throughout the whole of last season with more than 65% of Spring Series Season Card holders being new fans to the club.Season Prices:Adult – £20*Senior 65+ – £13*Under-22 – £13*Under-19 – £8*Under-12 – £4*2 Adults, 2 Under-12s – £45*Click here to buy your Season Card*Only e-tickets will be used for the games except for Reading which will be held at Ashton Gate. Only the West Stand will be used for this fixture and all seats will be unreserved.Games included in the Spring Series Season Card will be:BCWFC v Reading Saturday, April 22nd at 6pm (Ashton Gate)BCWFC v Man City, Saturday, April 29th at 7pm (Wise Campus)BCWFC v Liverpool Ladies, Saturday, May 20th at 6pm (Wise Campus)BCWFC v Chelsea Ladies, Wednesday, May 31st at 6pm (Wise Campus)BCWFC v Arsenal Ladies, Saturday, June 3rd at 2pm (Wise Campus)Follow@BristolCityWFCon twitter to keep up-to-date on all the Bristol City Women action and news.Sponsored Content:last_img read more

Chelsea youngsters’ winning run ended by Aston Villa

first_imgUnder-18 Premier League leaders Chelsea had to settle for a 0-0 draw against Aston Villa on Saturday.The young Blues, who had won their previous three matches and seven of their last eight, and have not lost since September, created a number of chances at Cobham but were unable to find the net.Jacob Maddox thumped a shot against the Villa bar and Reece James was unable to force the ball over the line after being set up by Cole Dasilva late on. AdChoices广告James also created a chance for Martell Taylor-Crossdale, who headed over.  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles British Banks Won’t Tell You About This System x This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s Deleted. x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x These Twins Were Named ‘Most Beautiful in the World,’ Wait Till You See Them Now x This New Air Conditioner Under £70 with No Installation Necessary is Selling out x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

Bartica Cycling Challenge…

first_imgTrophy Stall continues to exhibit its corporate and social responsibility in a tangible way and has agreed to be on board the inaugural Bartica Cycling Challenge, the first road race to be held there on Saturday. According to a press release, on Friday, at the entity’s Bourda Market location, Manager Ramesh Sunich handed over three trophies to Mayor of Bartica, Gifford Marshall in the presence of Assistant Racing Secretary of the Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF), Joseph Britton.The trophies will be awarded to the overall winner of the event along with the top female and juvenile cyclists.Marshall, who the release stated is passionate about the advancement of athletes across the sports spectrum in Bartica, expressed gratitude to Sunich for his partnership for the event which is being sponsored by the Bartica Town Council. “We are very pleased with your contribution to this event which, as you know, would be the first such race in Bartica. We are pulling out all the stops to ensure that the cyclists have a memorable time and fans are thrilled with the performances that we are told would be fantastic.”Marshall also expressed his appreciation of the Guyana Cycling Federation for their role in assisting to bring off the day of racing which would, apart from the top riders from the nation competing, see persons from the town also having an opportunity to showcase their talent as well. Sunich said that he had no hesitation in being a partner for the historic event which will see the cream of the nation’s cyclists from Berbice, Linden and Georgetown matching pedals there for the first time.    “Like the cyclists who will be the main focus, we at Trophy Stall also want to be a part of this historical event. We have always been supportive of athletes in every sport and therefore we had no hesitation in coming on board.”Britton, on behalf of the GCF, expressed thanks to Mayor Marshall, Bartica Town Council and Sunich for their collective effort which should be appreciated by the cyclists taking part in the event.To date, well over 50 riders have stated they will be participating in the  even where over $400,000 in cash prizes will  be at stake in the senior, junior, juvenile, female and masters categories. Races for BMX riders in the 6-9 years, 9-12 years and Open races for residents will also form part of the day’s activities.last_img read more

Sunday GAA fixtures

first_imgManager Paddy Bourke says it’s a very open competition this year.There are also three games to be decided in the O’Riain Cup todayBallina versus Ballingarry is in Littleton at 1.30pm. That’s followed at 3 by Carrick Swans against Lorrha.Then at 3.30 Thurles Sarsfields meet Templederry in Boherlahan.There’s just one game in the County Senior Football Championship – it’s in Clonoulty at midday with Moyne Templetuohy going up against Arravale Rovers. The County Senior Hurling Championship continues with three more games today.Two of these throw in at 2pm with Burgess taking on Nenagh in Toomevara while Killenaule and Thurles Sarsfields meet in Boherlahan.Reigning champions Clonoulty Rossmore go up against Toomevara at 5.30 in The Ragg.last_img