Rail Business Intelligence

first_imgFOUNDED as Rail Privatisation News in March 1995, our fortnightly newsletter Rail Business Intelligence is now widely acknowledged to be the definitive publication covering developments in Britain’s privatised rail industry. With the prospect of huge investment over the next 10 years (p541), interest in what is happening on our doorstep is growing rapidly, illustrated perhaps by the desire of European railways to share in the refranchising programme (p530). Dynamic change is now inherent in Britain’s railway business, whose structure remains unique among the world’s railways. Contracts, share prices, business opportunities, bids and deals are reported faithfully every two weeks by the expert editorial team at Rail Business Intelligence. If you want a part of the action, we strongly recommend you read Rail Business Intelligence. To subscribe, call +44 1444 475630 or visit http://www.railwaygazette.comlast_img read more

Denis Onyango named best African football goalkeeper

first_imgGoalkeeper Denis Onyango named new Cranes’ skipper Goalkeeper Onyango wants to emulate club success with Uganda South African Football Boss Elected Mayorcenter_img Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Denis Onyango has been named Africa’s best football goalkeeper in the just concluded CAF Awards 2018He took to social media to share the great news in a short post saying ” IF U BELIEVE IT, U CAN DO IT ”.The post was accompanied by a picture of him standing next to other award winners including Mo Salah (who won African Best Football player) with each holding his award.The Awards Gala, to honor footballers and officials who distinguished themselves during the year 2018 was held on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.Onyango was shortlisted with 33 other illustrious players, most plying their trade in Europe.The shortlisted nominees were decided by votes from the members of the CAF Technical and Development Committee.The final phase involved votes from CAF Media Experts, Legends, Coaches of the quarter-finalists of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup, and Coaches & Captains of the 54 Member Associations.Winners at the 2018 Confederation of African Football (CAF)Player of the Year: Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool/ENG)Women’s player of the Year: Chrestinah Kgatlana (South Africa)Youth player of the Year: Achraf Hakimi (Morocco)Coach of the Year: Herve Renard (Morocco)Women’s coach of the Year: Desiree Ellis (South Africa)National team of the year: MauritaniaWomen’s national team of the year: NigeriaGoal of the Year: Chrestinah Kgatlana (South Africa)Africa All StarsDenis Onyango (Uganda); Serge Aurier (Ivory Coast), Medhi Benatia (Morocco), Eric Bailly (Ivory Coast), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal); Thomas Partey (Ghana), Naby Keita (Guinea), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria); Sadio Mane (Senegal), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon), Mohmaed Salah (Egypt)Relatedlast_img read more

Be awesome. Give blood on Jan. 15 in Farmington Hills

first_img“Be Awesome. Give Blood.” during an American Red Cross blood drive held Wednesday, Jan. 15, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., at the Costick Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills.The January effort is designed to help counteract the severe blood shortage that occurs due to the recent holidays, cold weather, and the demands of the New Year. Blood donations are used at area hospitals for lifesaving emergency and trauma care, surgeries, and the treatment of serious diseases.Register at redcrossblood.org with the sponsor code costickcenter and follow the instructions to set up an appointment time.Giving blood takes approximately one hour. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be 17 years of age or older. If a parent is present to fill out a permission form on the day of the blood drive, 16-year-olds will be allowed to donate blood.For more information, call 1-800-448-3543 or visit redcrossblood.org Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Agilent Technologies Introduces High Performance 27 GHz PXIe Vector Signal Analyzer

first_imgAgilent Technologies has announced the introduction of the M9393A PXIe performance vector signal analyzer (VSA). This PXI based vector signal analyzer provides exceptional accuracy up to 27 GHz – It is available in 8.4 GHz, 14 GHz, 18 GHz and 27 GHz configurations. The M9393A enables engineers to validate the true performance of leading-edge and legacy devices with frequency coverage from 9 kHz to 27 GHz and 160 MHz analysis bandwidth. In addition to excellent performance—including ±0.15 dB absolute amplitude accuracy, -160 dBm displayed average noise level (DANL), with preamplifier, and +30 dBm third-order intermodulation (TOI)—the M9393A delivers frequency switching in less than 150 microseconds, dramatically reducing test time to increase throughput. The M9393A leverages Agilent’s highly regarded X-Series measurement applications and 89600 VSA software, which offers deep programmatic compatibility with Agilent’s benchtop signal analyzers to maximize test code reuse. It provides consistent, accurate results across instrument form-factor and product lifecycle. The 89600 VSA software’s new stepped spectrum capability allows the M9393A to measure across 27 GHz in less than 1 second, with 10 kHz resolution bandwidth, for fast measurements of harmonics and spurs. The X-Series measurement applications for modular instruments can be used with the M9393A to simplify device conformance testing for LTE, WLAN and more. Beyond the inherent flexibility and scalability of PXI, the M9393A is designed for extensibility. License-key upgradeable options for frequency, analysis bandwidth, preamplifiers and memory allow engineers to easily adapt to changing test needs with quick system updates. The truly modular architecture of the M9393A means that as hardware advances, a single module’s upgrade or replacement maximizes reuse of existing equipment and dramatically reduces the cost of test. Using the new Agilent M9037A PXI embedded controller, the M9393A measurement capability speed is increased. A high-performance PC computer designed for complex or multi-chassis systems and secure environments, the M9037A features a 2.4 GHz quad-core processor with up to 12 GB/s data bandwidth. The high-speed CPU is based on the Intel i7 4700EQ and adds the advantage of fast computation speeds such as needed for EVM and power measurements, thus decreasing test time and increase throughput. U.S. Pricing and Availability The M9393A is now available for order and will ship in July. The list price is from $42,000.last_img read more

San Miguel vows to shun complacency

first_img“Ang magandang nagawa namin noong Game 3 ay napangalagaan namin iyong kalamangan namin sa dulo,” he added. “Iyon iyong isa sa pinaghandaan namin, na ma-sustain namin iyong kalamangan, na hindi mahahabol ng kalaban.”June Mar Fajardo, for his part, believes their wide-margin victories over Hotshots in Games 2 and 3 do not negate the fact that Hotshots remains a tough team.“Sana maging focused ulit kami, hindi kami maging kampante sa next game namin kasi for sure iyong kabila bibigay nila iyong best talaga nila para manalo,” Fajardo said. “So ganoon din kami. Gusto nila manalo ng championship, kami din gusto din namin.”The four-time PBA Most Valuable Player awardee added: “Hindi ganoon kadali iyong series na ito so kailangan namin paghandaan ng maayos ito. For sure hindi na papayag ang Magnolia na matambakan next game.”/PN San Miguel Beermen big man June Mar Fajardo (left) grapples for the ball with Magnolia Hotshots’ Andy Mark Barroca and Rome dela Rosa. PBA MANILA – If there is one thing San Miguel Beermen wants to avoid in Game 4 of its PBA Philippine Cup Finals against injury-hit Magnolia Hotshots, it is complacency.Beermen veteran Arwind Santos reminded his teammates not to take it easy with Magnolia despite their 2-1 best-of-seven series lead.A win in the 7 o’clock match tonight at the Smart Araneta Coliseum tonight will pull Beermen closer to a fourth-consecutive All-Filipino Conference title – a feat not done by any PBA team yet.“One game at a time lang kami. ’Di pa rin kami pwedeng maging over-kumpiyansa sa Magnolia,” Santos said. “Alam namin na magpe-prepare pa rin sila kaya may mga aayusin pa rin kami kahit nanalo kami.”last_img read more

Energica announced as official bike supplier for 2019 Moto-e World Cup!

first_imgItalian electric bike manufacturer Energica has been selected as the sole engine supplier for the 2019 Moto-e World Cup.After countless discussions, the Energica Ego has been chosen as the base race bike that produces around 140hp and 195Nm of maximum torque.The new racing series is said to further innovate the world of motorcycle racing with state-of-the-art superbikes with none of the emissions. After a long and tedious discussion between Dorna, FIM and other involved parties, the 2019 FIM Moto-e World Cup series has received its green lights. Italian electric bike manufacturer Energica has been chosen as the main (and only) engine supplier for the upcoming historic moment in motorcycle circuit racing.Image source: MCNThe bike that the electric motorcycle racing series will be using is the Energica Ego. Tuned for racing, it is expected that the rave-version Energica Ego will be pushing well above the 110hp and 180Nm of maximum torque as these figures are already readily available for the Energica Eva EsseEsse9 street scrambler.To know more on the Energica EsseEsse9, CLICK HERE.Energica Motor Company has been chosen to spearhead this latest FIM racing series thanks to their achievements in creating the world’s first Italian electric-powered race bike. Moving towards the future, electric race bikes are said to have more power and torque without any of the pollution.According to FIM President Vito Ippolito, “The FIM is very happy to support the development of new technologies, of which the new FIM Moto-e World Cup is an example. Energica is proving itself to be a reliable and expert leader in this sector and with the highly qualified support of Dorna we are sure that we are taking the road to success.”The CEO of Dorna Sports Carmelo Expeleta also added that “The FIM Moto-e World Cup is a new and exciting project for Dorna, and it makes us very proud to announce Energica will be the supplier in this new venture. We believe in excellence, quality and performance and we cannot think of a better collaborator with whom to launch the FIM Moto-e World Cup. Energica are an industry-leading and innovative company and we look forward to the incredible spectacle of electric-powered racing together.”Source: MotoGP–Ads–last_img read more

Blue Jackets Blanked by Penguins, 2-0

first_img Matt McCague The Columbus Blue Jackets took on the Defending Stanley Cup Champions at home at Nationwide Arena. After two consecutive thrilling overtime wins, the Blue Jackets were shut out by the Penguins, by a score of 2-0 on Sunday evening. The Jackets undoubtedly looked confused and disorganized most of the game. The speed in which the Penguins played proved to much to match. They did however best the Penguins in shots in goal (24 to 23) but continued to struggle on power play opportunities going 0 for 6. Sunday also marked the return of goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, returning from his part in the Russian National Team in the World Cup of Hockey. He’s return however was not enough to stop the Penguins from scoring goals in the first and second periods to take the game. As head coach John Tortorella looked from a suite high above the ice, assistant coach Brad Larsen manned the bench. Larsen was very vocal on the Blue Jackets performance after the game. “For guys that are trying to fight for jobs, you don’t start making excuses at this point,  They have to be better than that. You want to see guys separate themselves for those final spots, but it ebbs and flows from day-to-day in camp and games. At this point, there needs to be urgency for some of these guys. They need to start separating themselves at this point,” Larsen said in his post game press conference. One of those guys Larsen was referring to is 18-year-old center Pierre-Luc Dubois.“He’s a kid who’s going to work really hard and wants to impress,” Larsen said. “Tonight, like a lot of other guys, he struggled. The speed of the game caught up to him.”The days are numbered for the young guys trying to make the Blue Jackets squad. They will have to show much better effort than they did Sunday if they want to make an impression. The Jackets take on Nashville next on October 4th. They will be looking to bounce back from a very lackluster game against Pittsburg.Stay tuned to see how the rest of the Preseason is going to unfold for The Blue Jackets and their consistently adapting youthful rotation. Related Topicslast_img read more

Candlelight Vigil for Ashley Collis Tonight

first_img April 1, 2008PENSACOLA, Fla. – A Candlelight Vigil for Ashley Collis, the Sophomore Cross Country and Track athlete who died March 22, will be held tonight, April 1, at 7 p.m. The vigil will take place on the lawn between the Field House (Building 54) and the tennis courts. Students, faculty and staff are all invited to attend the event to honor Ashley’s memory.Ashley Collis was 19 years old, when she passed away on Saturday, March 22nd, as a result of a car accident. She was traveling to the Atlanta area to be with her family for Easter when the accident occurred. This was the second tragedy within the UWF Athletic family this semester, as the women’s golf team lost Danielle Smith in a traffic accident in mid January.Collis previously attended Truitt McConnell College her freshman year, and graduated from John McEachern High School in her hometown of Powder Springs, Georgia. Collis had helped the Lady Bears of Truitt McConnell to a National Junior College Athletic Association Region title, as she finished in 8th place in the regional championship race. She was expected to compete very well for the Argos in the future, despite having to battle through various injuries during the fall cross country season.Head coach Matt Dobson said the team was very saddened by the event. “We are a very close knit unit, and Ashley had some great friendships among teammates. She was a very easy-going, likeable person, and such a positive influence on the rest of the team. She was just a great kid from a small town, a truly genuine person, and we are going to miss her.”Despite battling injuries this past cross country season, Collis ran in two meets and accompanied the team for several other meets, as she was dedicated to help the team in any way. Collis ran in the Mt. Dew Invitational at Gainesville this past fall, and ran in the Argos Invitational meet in late September, where she turned in a 24:52 for the 5K event. Print Friendly Version Candlelight Vigil for Ashley Collis Tonight Sharelast_img read more

This Week’s Schedule for the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League (12/03/17-12/09/17)

first_imgThe Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League season has begun, and there’s plenty of great games around Northeast Ohio this week, and we’ll be at a number of games as well, so check out all our great coverage right here at NEOSI! Here’s the week two slate for all of the GCHSHL games for the upcoming week for great high school hockey!Blue LeagueSunday, December 33:30pm Twinsburg vs Aurora @ Garfield3:30pm Normandy vs North Canton Hoover @ RiesFriday, December 86:45pm Twinsburg vs Avon Lake @ Garfield7:10pm CVCA vs North Canton Hoover @ KSUSaturday, December 98:30pm CVCA vs Normandy @ KSU6:40pm Aurora vs North Canton Hoover @ PondClick Next Page to See the Week’s Slate for the Red League Pages: 1 2 3 Related TopicsGreater Cleveland High School Hockey League 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 Loedelast_img read more

Avon Eliminates Strongsvlle 6-1 From The Postseason

first_img Related TopicsAvonStrongsville The Strongsville Mustang Boys Varsity soccer team fell 6-1to Avon in the Elyria District Championship on Saturday Night at North Ridgeville.Avon got on the board first in the 5th minute but the Mustangs equalized 4 minutes later. Avon would tack on a nice corner kick restart at the end of the half to go in to the break up 2-1. The Mustangs felt good about their chances in the 2nd half as they dominated much of the possession and quality opportunities in the opening half.Avon earned the 3rd goal in the 58th minute and never looked back as the Green and White could not dent a staunch Eagles defense. With Strongsville pushing forward it opened up the game and the Mustang back line. Avon took advantage pushing the advantage out of reach.Strongsville finishes it’s season at 15-3-1, a share of the GCC title and a District Final appearance. A good season by all measures.Story via Strongsville VNN Vince McKeelast_img read more