Office take-up to plunge

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Affinia Group Names David Sturgess As Senior VP, Secretary And General Counsel

first_img“We couldn’t be more excited to have David on board with us,” said Keith Wilson, president and chief executive of Affinia. “With the move of Affinia’s headquarters to North Carolina, David’s significant experience in both private practice and in-house will make him a key asset to our company. David’s proven dedication to his community will be a perfect fit to our team, which already has a strong culture of kindness, friendship and community involvement.” “I am thrilled to join Affinia Group and become a member of a great international team that is highly respected both inside and outside its industry,” said Sturgess. “The company has an impressive history and an exciting future.  I welcome the opportunity to contribute to its continued success.” Previously, Sturgess was a partner at Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, a Hartford, Conn., law firm with three offices. During his 26-year tenure, Sturgess held positions as managing partner, treasurer and board member, as well as chair of business law practice group and venture capital and emerging companies subpractice group. He managed a diverse client base requiring a broad range of practice disciplines, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, international commercial transactions and debt and equity financings. He began his career with Day Pitney, also in Hartford, as an associate in the tax and corporate practice groups. Sturgess, who will become part of Wilson’s executive leadership team, brings more than 30 years of experience as an attorney in corporate environments and in private practice. He comes to Affinia from ReCommunity Recycling, the largest pure play recycling company in the United States. At Charlotte-based ReCommunity, he headed all legal activities, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, real estate leasing, intellectual property, contracts and compliance and litigation. GASTONIA, N.C. – David Sturgess has been appointed senior vice president, secretary and general counsel of Affinia Group Inc., a global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and marketing of industrial grade products and services. Active in volunteer work and professional affiliations, Sturgess is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s national and Charlotte Chapters and part of the organization’s Sponsorship and Member committees. He has served as chairman, as well as a member of the board of directors of the Connecticut Venture Group, Crossroads Venture Capital Fair and Community Health Charities of New England. A magna cum laude Finance graduate of the University of Connecticut, Sturgess was a member of the board of directors and president-elect of the University of Connecticut Alumni Association and was a member of the board of directors of the University of Connecticut Research and Development Corp. He holds his juris doctorate from Duke University School of Law.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

FERC readying Magnolia LNG EIS

first_imgLiquefied Natural Gas Limited released an update on the status of environmental impact statements due to be issued from the United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in relation to the company’s Magnolia LNG unit.FERC informed in its report that it is currently preparing the draft EIS for the projects based on the information received from the applicants and the comments received from stakeholders.FERC started the review of the Magnolia LNG project on March 20, 2013, when it approved Magnolia’s request to use the FERC pre-filing process. The environmental issue identification process began during this phase of the review. The pre-filing process ended when Magnolia formally filed its application with the FERC on April 30, 2014. The review of the Lake Charles expansion project on June 30, 2014, when Kinder Morgan formally filed its application with the FERC.Presently, FERC is conducting its environmental analysis of the proposed projects, the results of which will be presented in the draft EIS. The draft EIS will describe the potential environmental impacts of the projects, mitigation measures proposed for each project, alternatives considered, and will include an engineering design review of the proposed facilities. The draft EIS will also present FERC’s recommendations for additional mitigation and/or conservation measures to avoid or further reduce impacts on the affected environment.[mappress mapid=”16970″]LNG World News Staff; Image: LNG Limitedlast_img read more

Having a bawl

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Residents vent dismay at gender-based violence

first_img Avril Andrews, Nadia Mayman de Grass and Patsy Daniels also came to show their support. Xola Qosha and Kashiefa Achmat from the Housing Assembly joined more than 200 picketers in Jakes Gerwel Drive to speak out against gender-based violence. 1 of 5 Xola Qosha and Kashiefa Achmat from the Housing Assembly joined more than 200 picketers in Jakes Gerwel Drive to speak out against gender-based violence. Bonteheuwel residents joined the team from Action Aid South Africa’s I Define Me project with a picket on Jakes Gerwel Drive, in response to all the rapes and murders of women and children.More than 200 people gathered with placards to express their dismay on Tuesday September 3, with many passing drivers hooting to show their support.The work of the I Define Me project relates directly to issues of gender-based violence. One of the objectives of the project is to highlight issues of crime and gender-based violence that affect girls and women on the Cape Flats.The project co-ordinator, Judith Kennedy, said another objective “is to ensure that girls are aware of their human rights and who is responsible for upholding those rights”.She added: “The last objective of the project is to challenge duty bearers who are responsible for government policy and laws, to actually implement these in pursuance of social justice for these girls.”In a statement from Action Aid South Africa, it said the I Define Me project condemns the spate of violence against women and children. “The last couple of weeks has been extremely traumatic for women and girls, especially on the Cape Flats. It has become impossible for women and girls to live a healthy, safe life. Rape, killing, abuse, gang violence is becoming a normal thing in our society, and this we cannot allow,” it reads.Ms Kennedy questioned themeaning behind having Women’s Month. “What does it mean for young girls today if all they see is gender-based violence? A total of 30 women were murdered in Women’s Month (by their partners). A one-year-old baby raped and the 57-year-old perpetrator walks free, a 14-year-old girl raped and killed and dumped in her grandmother’s yard, a young girl running an errand end up raped and killed, a six-year-old girl shot dead while playing outside her house, a 26-year-old pregnant mother is shot eight times while walking to the shop, a 19-year-old (student) raped and murdered. The list goes on and it is seemingly endless.” Yusuf Cassiem, Darelda Anthony, Janine Trout, Claudine Pretorius and Faldielah Haupt were among the picketers. Participants from the I Define Me project toyi-toy along the road. Soraya Salie from the Bonteheuwel Walking Ladies encouraged drivers to hoot in support.last_img read more

Two Young Dominican Leaders are Appointed OECS Sustainable Development Ambassadors

first_imgTwo enterprising young Dominican leaders, Tridel Edwin and Sapphire Vital, have been accepted as ambassadors of the Sustainable Development Movement 2020 Summit of the OECS Commission.SDM ambassadors are responsible for growing the network of movers for the SDM 2020 summit while planning and implementing local programmes geared towards spreading awareness about the sustainable development goals and facilitating discussion forums that will unearth innovative solutions that are positioned to accelerate the glorious come-back of Small Island Development States (SIDS).The OECS Commission says a total of 70 applications were received and after the implementation of a rigorous selection and due diligence process, the decision was made to engage 21 emerging leaders to serve as sustainable development movement ambassadors.They will participate in the sustainable development movement summit – a space where senior government officials, industry and private sector leaders, global entrepreneurs and civil society will converge over two days.Their objective is to network, experience real transformation and chime in on the exchange of thoughts, best practices, untold stories and strategies concerning sustainable growth and development within the Caribbean.Over 20,000 persons around the world have registered their interest in the summit 2020 which is scheduled for September in St Lucia.Tridel Edwin has made his mark in Dominica as co-founder and owner of 365 MMP, an artist manager and photographer.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Sapphire Vital is an environmental change and management expert and works as a Sustainable Infrastructure Specialist. Share SDM Kick-Off Virtual Meeting hosted on Friday, June 19, 2020 Tweet Registration Now Open for SDM 2020. Click HERE or Image below to Register Share 1152 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! EducationLifestyleLocalNewsRegional Two Young Dominican Leaders are Appointed OECS Sustainable Development Ambassadors by: – June 25, 2020 Share Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Coaxsol Adds Thousands of RF Adapters to its Portfolio Using the Open Cable Port Technology

first_imgCoaxsol (short for Coaxial Solutions) an Irvine based custom manufacturer of RF Microwave products is releasing a range of over 177,000 RF components. Products include non-existent adapters & connectors used by the military, the aerospace and commercial markets such as wireless communications, medical, test & measurement.Coaxsol’s release represents a major milestone in the industry, having developed the “Open Cable Port Concept,” a patent pending technology that enables the creation and delivery of On-Demand custom components. The technology debut increases the number of RF Microwave Coaxial Adapters available in the market from approximately 3,500 to over 177,000. These numbers are expected to surpass 500,000 within a year.The “Open Cable Port Connector Concept” is the key in the creation and production of hundreds of thousands of coaxial connectors and adapters from BNC to SSMP; in and between series, with or without Bulkhead or Panel-Mounts.The “L” shaped Open Cable Port Connector is used in the creation of right-angled connectors and adapters where no right angles of either exist, increasing the availability by the thousands. The “T” and the “CROSS” shaped Open Cable Port Connectors are used in the creation of different types of “T” & “CROSS” shaped coaxial adapters & connectors, increasing availability by over 150,000. The combination of two of the above can be used to create “U” shaped, “F” shaped, “Z” shaped or any shape adapters or connectors the design requires.The “BULKHEAD” and “PANEL-MOUNT” Open Cable Port Connectors are used in the creation of Bulkhead and Panel-Mount connectors and adapters where neither exists, increasing the availability by the thousands. The “PC-MOUNT” Open Cable Port Connectors are used in the creation of PC-Mount connectors that do not exist. These are also used in “Board-2-Board” applications where spacing between boards can be adjusted accordingly and where continuity can be accomplished with or without the use of Push-On or Quick-Disconnect connectors.The “Open Cable Port Connector Concept” is also opening the doors for the manufacturing of “T” Type Coaxial Cable Assemblies; “Cross” Type and others such as the “F” type, “Z” type, “Right-Angled” & “U” shaped assemblies. Cable types that can now be used with the Open Cable Port Connectors are: Semi-Rigid; Flexible Semi-Rigid; Flexible Low Loss Cables 0.100(inch) O.D. and 0.160(inch) O.D. Open Cable Port Connectors for RG Mil-Standard flexible cables are in their final stages of R&D and will soon be coming to the Market.Their Complete product portfolio can be seen at: read more

World’s Most Advanced Space Weather Radar to be Built in the Arctic

first_imgThe most advanced space weather radar in the world will be built in the Arctic by an international partnership including the UK, thanks to new investment, including in the region of £4 million to £6 million from NERC. NERC is the UK’s main agency for funding and managing research, training and knowledge exchange in the environmental sciences. Their work covers the full range of atmospheric, Earth, biological, terrestrial and aquatic science, from the deep oceans to the upper atmosphere and from the poles to the equator.The EISCAT_3D radar will provide UK scientists with a cutting-edge tool to probe the upper atmosphere and near-Earth space, helping them understand the effects of space weather storms on technology, society and the environment.The UK government has placed space weather on the National Risk Register, in recognition of the potential damage it can do to satellites, communications and power grids. Solar storms drive space weather, but one of the biggest challenges in space weather science is improving our understanding of how the Earth’s magnetic field and atmosphere responds to this. EISCAT_3D will give scientists the means to understand these connections.Costing a total of £63 million, the facility will be distributed across three sites in northern Scandinavia – in Skibotn, Norway, near Kiruna in Sweden, and near Kaaresuvanto in Finland. The project will start in September 2017 with site preparations beginning in summer 2018. The radar is expected to be operational in 2021.A key capability of the radar will be to measure an entire 3D volume of the upper atmosphere in unprecedented detail. This is necessary to understand how energetic particles and electrical currents from space affect both the upper and the lower atmosphere. Scientists will be able to take measurements across scales from hundreds of metres to hundreds of kilometres, providing exceptional detail and vast quantities of data, and opening the scope of research that can be carried out.The northern hemisphere already hosts several EISCAT radars, situated in the so-called auroral oval – where you can see the northern lights or aurora borealis. They take measurements in a region of the Earth’s upper atmosphere called the ionosphere – from about 70 to 1,000km altitude. They sample the electron concentration and temperature, and the ion temperature and velocity at a range of altitudes along the radar beam direction. But the current EISCAT radars provide a single pencil beam, so researchers can only look at one small portion of the sky at a given time.The new EISCAT_3D radar will measure the ionosphere in lots of different directions simultaneously. It will have hundreds of dishes all operating together, looking in different directions. This means they will be able to easily see changes in the ionosphere and won’t miss important data: when their measurements change they will be able to say whether something had just appeared or faded or if something was moving through the beams. This is really important as it gives information about how space weather effects evolve.The site in Skibotn, Norway will have a transmitter and receiver array, while the two other sites will have receiver arrays. These will generate beams that will ‘look into’ the transmitted beam and give researchers many intersection heights.NERC’s Chief Executive Professor Duncan Wingham said:EISCAT_3D will give a 3D picture of interactions between space weather and our upper atmosphere with a detail that not seen before, giving answers to questions researchers have about the impacts of space weather on the upper atmosphere. This information will help reduce the risks posed by space weather on communications systems, satellites and power grids, which we all rely on.EISCAT Director Dr Craig Heinselman said:”We are very excited to be starting construction of the new EISCAT_3D radar system. Building on over three and a half decades of scientific observations with the legacy EISCAT radars, this new multi-site phased-array radar will allow our international user community to investigate important questions about the physics of the near-Earth space environment. The radar will make measurements at least ten times faster and with ten times finer resolution than current systems. It will also provide fundamentally different measurements which are unique in the scientific world by utilising, initially, fully flexible receive arrays at two separated locations in the Nordic region in concert with the core transmit / receive array.”These systems will let us probe phenomena such as the aurora borealis in three dimensions and, in concert with a variety of other measurements, will allow us to uncover the fundamental effects of phenomena such as space weather. EISCAT_3D uses modern analog and digital technologies that enable flexibility now and a path forward for implementing new ideas that emerge from future discoveries. It truly represents a platform for the next generation of space scientists to build upon.”last_img read more

Resonant Using NI AWR Software for mm-Wave Filter Die Layouts

first_imgResonant, an innovative RF filter design company developing filters for the mobile device industry has adopted NI AWR software as its primary die layout platform and that parts from its Filter IP Standard Library of SAW, TC-SAW, and BAW XBAR^™ filters are accessible as an extensible markup language (XML) library from NI AWR Design Environment software.The use of NI AWR software will accelerate the development and accessibility of high-performance RF and millimeter-wave filters in mobile communication devices. The XML implementation of their Filter IP Standard Library into the NI AWR software platform and cross deployment of the software suite into their own development efforts will broaden Resonant’s presence in the RFFE filter market.Availability: The Resonant Filter IP XML library can be accessed from the elements tab of the NI AWR Design Environment software, starting with its next release.last_img read more

Randle, Lakers down Cavs, 127-113

first_imgLos Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez (left) shoots as Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James takes a swipe at it. APLOS ANGELES – If this game was a Hollywood audition, the young Los Angeles Lakers certainly did well enough to impress budding entertainment mogul LeBron James.The Lakers will have to wait until summer to find out whether they earned a callback – or maybe even got the part.Julius Randle had a career-high 36 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, and the Lakers put on a show in front of James with a 127-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.Isaiah Thomas had 20 points, nine assists and five rebounds against his former teammates as the Lakers roared away from the defending Eastern Conference champions in the second half with their exciting, energetic style under coach Luke Walton.The Lakers looked hungry, exciting and full of potential. They hope that’s attractive to James, who can be a free agent this summer.“Since Luke took over, they’ve improved every single season, I think,” said James, who had 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. “They just try to implement that ball movement, that body movement that he got when he was in Golden State.”Although nobody on either side is able to talk about it yet, this game seemed to carry added importance for both the Lakers and James, who will be at a crossroads shortly in his incredible career.Magic Johnson has spent the past year making moves – including the trade that sent Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson to Cleveland last month – to get the Lakers into prime salary-cap position to chase elite free agents this summer. The top name on that list is likely to be James, who has a player option for next year.The three-time NBA champion already has a $23 million mansion in Brentwood and a burgeoning career in entertainment production, so a move to LA could be a logical step. But James is unlikely to join a team that can’t immediately contend for championships with his addition.The Lakers’ entire season has been designed to prove their young core of Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and probably Randle could fit splendidly around James, Paul George or DeMarcus Cousins – or failing that, the top free agents in the class of 2019.The Lakers’ exciting performance against Cleveland underlined that notion, for whatever it’s worth in James’ mind.“We’re just connecting at both ends, and we’re able to really establish the way that we want to play,” Randle said. “It’s been great.”And Los Angeles didn’t even show off the full scope of its young talent: Ball struggled with his shot on the way to seven assists and five points, while top scorer Ingram missed his fifth straight game with a groin strain and rookie Josh Hart remained out with a broken hand.But James got an up-close look at Randle, who drew a one-on-one defensive matchup with James while the Lakers made their second-half surge. The Lakers would have to do some serious maneuvering to re-sign Randle while adding two max free agents, but it’s possible.“I had the challenge of guarding the best player in the game, so you know I loved to take that challenge and take it personally,” Randle said. “But he’s an amazing player. There’s not much you can do.”Nance had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Clarkson added four points in their first game against the Lakers since they were traded for Thomas and Channing Frye on Feb. 8.With its sixth win in eight games overall, Los Angeles (30-36) emphatically snapped a seven-game losing streak against Cleveland. Brook Lopez scored 22 points for the Lakers, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 20.The Cavs have lost four of six after getting swept at Staples Center by the Clippers and Lakers. (AP)[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez (left) shoots as Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James takes a swipe at it. AP [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Randle, Lakers down Cavs, 127-113′ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’18’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”][/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]Tuesday, March 13, 2018[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]last_img read more