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Offshore wind rolls out in Germany

first_imgThe installation works are planned to start in spring 2019. The project also includes the offshore mechanical completion works.Jan De Nul is also responsible for the installation of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) export cable at the Trianel Borkum II offshore wind farm; it will also complete he installation of the HVAC export cable, 36 monopolies and transition pipes for the Borkum Riffgrund II offshore wind farm, also located off the Germany coast. Meanwhile, the first nacelle for the 309 MW Rentel offshore farm, under development by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, was rolled out of the production facility in Cuxhaven.The nacelle will stay in in storage at the port until early March, when it will be shipped to the Renewable Energy Base Oostende (REBO) site in Ostend, Belgium.All offshore wind turbine components for the project, such as nacelles, blades, towers and electrical modules, will be shipped to the REBO site in Ostend where additional assembly activities and load-out on the installation vessel takes place.Installation activities are planned to start in early May 2018. The entire wind farm is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2018.  www.jandenul.com www.senvion.comwww.rentel.bewww.siemensgamesa.comlast_img read more

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New director of telecoms appointed

first_img 358 Views   one comment Share LocalNews New director of telecoms appointed by: – June 5, 2013 Bennette Thomas who hails from Massacre replaces Sylvester Cadette who served in that capacity for ten years.A Dominican who was absent from the island for ten years has returned and is the new telecommunications director as of 1st June.Bennette Thomas who hails from Massacre replaces Sylvester Cadette who served in that capacity for ten years. Mr Cadette is now the ITU duty station officer at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) based in Barbados.Mr Thomas’ appointment was announced by Information, Telecommunications and Constituency Empowerment Minister Ambrose George during a live interview with DBS Radio on Wednesday morning (5th June).He described Mr Thomas as a very dedicated telecommunications analyst and network operations specialist who has 25 years experience in the sector.“We have selected a person who we believe can continue on the works that Mr Sylvester Cadette for the past fifteen years had achieved…We expect him to perform creditably based on his credentials,” Mr George said. According to the Minister, Mr Thomas has worked in various senior management capacities in telecommunications on and also has experience in the area of network management traffic.“ICT forms an important part in the development of every country and Dominica is no exception to that,” Mr Thomas told members of the press on Wednesday. However, he indicated Dominicans have not fully embraced or even obtained the benefits that are within the sector.“ICT can do a lot for the country and we are intending to show that the citizens of the country are going to benefit fully and the government is going to work in its full capacity to ensure at least that every citizen has access to that kind of technology and my role is just to facilitate that process,” he said.Mr Thomas indicated that he is very happy to return home after ten years and is certain that “with the experience that I have, I am going to help contribute towards the development of the country”. Mr Thomas holds a master’s certification in focus application development, a master’s certification in advanced data base reporting and also studied electrical engineering at the University of Technology in Jamaica.He was also very instrumental in the pioneering of the liberalizing of the telecommunications industry in Dominica in the battle between Marpin Telecoms as it was then called and Cable and Wireless, now LIME Dominica.Prior to migrating, Mr Thomas worked at Cable and Wireless Dominica, Marpin Telecoms, Digicel Dominica, Digicel St Lucia, Tele-Barbados Incorporated and Island Com Telecommunications.He is the brother of Dr Robertson Thomas, Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Reginald Thomas and Clarkson Thomas in Cuba.Dominica Vibes News Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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ORNL-NIST Team Explores Nanoscale Objects Using Microwave Microscopy

first_imgWhen lots of energy hits an atom, it can knock off electrons, making the atom extremely chemically reactive and initiating further destruction. That’s why radiation is so dangerous. It’s also why high-resolution imaging techniques that use energetic electron beams and X-rays can alter, even obliterate, the samples they explore. For example, monitoring battery dynamics using electron microscopy can introduce artifacts that interfere with electrochemical processes. Another case in point: Employing X-ray spectroscopy to see inside a living cell annihilates that cell.The researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have demonstrated a non-destructive way to observe nanoscale objects and processes in conditions simulating their normal operating environments. They start with an “environmental chamber” to encapsulate a sample in a liquid. The chamber has a window made of an ultrathin membrane (8 to 50 billionths of a meter, or nanometers, thick). The tip of a scanning probe microscope moves across the membrane, injecting microwaves into the chamber. The device records where the microwave signal was transmitted versus impeded and creates a high-resolution map of the sample.Because the injected microwaves are 100 million times weaker than those of a home microwave oven, and they oscillate in opposite directions several billions of times each second, thus potentially destructive chemical reactions cannot proceed, the ORNL–NIST technique produces only negligible heat and does not destroy the sample. The scientists report their novel approach of combining ultrathin membranes with microwaves and a scanning probe—called scanning microwave impedance microscopy, or sMIM—in the journal ACS Nano.With colleagues Anton Ievlev and Sergei Kalinin at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, a DOE Office of Science User Facility at ORNL, they performed high-resolution microwave imaging and analysis. Its spatial resolution is better than what is achievable with optical microscopes for similar in-liquid samples. The paradigm can become instrumental for gaining important insights into electrochemical phenomena, living objects and other nanoscale systems existing in fluids.For example, microwave microscopy may provide a noninvasive way to explore important surface phenomena occurring on the scale of billionths of a meter, such as the formation of a thin coating that protects and stabilizes a new battery’s electrode but cannibalizes its electrolyte to make the coating. Microwave microscopy, which allows scientists to watch processes as they’re happening without stopping them cold, makes it possible to characterize ongoing chemical reactions at different stages.Author Alexander Tselev, Andrei Kolmakov and colleague Jeyavel Velmurugan at NIST’s Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology made chambers to enclose objects and processes in liquid environments and performed preliminary characterizations to identify biologically interesting cells. The ORNL and NIST researchers combined existing technologies in new ways and came up with a unique approach that may prove useful in medical diagnostics, forensics and materials research.The Right Tool for the JobTo image highly ordered materials, such as crystals, researchers can employ techniques such as neutron scattering and X-ray diffraction. To image less ordered materials, such as living cell membranes, or processes, such as ongoing chemical reactions, the ORNL–NIST team collaborated closely to innovate the right tool for the job.Once the scientists had combined the environmental chamber with a scanning microwave capability, they investigated a model system to see if their new technique would work and to set a baseline for future experiments. They used the sMIM system to map polystyrene particles self-assembling into densely packed structures in a liquid.With that proof-of-principle achieved, they then asked if their system could discriminate between silver, which is an electrical conductor, and silver oxide, an insulator, during electroplating (an electrically induced reaction to deposit silver onto a surface). Optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy are not good at distinguishing silver from silver oxide. Microwave microscopy, in contrast, unambiguously distinguished insulators from conductors. Next, the researchers needed to know that observation with sMIM would not introduce artifacts, such as silver precipitation, that scanning electron microscopy may cause—a problem that is not trivial. “One paper lists 79 chemical reactions induced by electrons in water,” Tselev noted. Generally, scanning electron microscopy will not allow scientists to follow silver precipitation to form growing dendrites because that technique is destructive. “Dendrites behave very badly under an electron beam,” Tselev said. With sMIM, electrochemical artifacts and process stoppage did not occur. “Whereas sMIM is not the only nondestructive technique, in many cases it may be the only one which can be used.”Next the researchers imaged living cells. Because healthy and sick cells differ in properties such as the ability to store electrical energy, intracellular mapping could provide a basis for diagnosis. “Tomographic imaging—resolution across the depths—is possible with microwaves as well,” Tselev said.“If you have microwaves, you can go variably in depth and get a lot of information about the living biological cell membrane itself—shape and properties that depend very much on the chemical composition and water content, which in turn depend on whether the cell is healthy or not.” The researchers were able to detect properties distinguishing healthy from sick cells.In the current experiments, the system allowed observation close to surfaces. “That doesn’t mean we’ll not be able to see deeper if we redesign the experiment,” Tselev said. “Microwaves can penetrate very deeply. The depth is basically limited by the contact size between the probe and the environmental cell membrane.”Next the researchers will try to improve the sensitivity and spatial resolution of their system. Because thinning the walls of the environmental chamber would improve the resolution, the researchers will try making the walls with graphene or hexagonal boron nitride, both of which are only one atom thick. They will also use different probes and image-processing algorithms to improve resolution at different depths.The title of the paper is “Seeing Through Walls at the Nanoscale: Microwave Microscopy of Enclosed Objects and Processes in Liquids.”last_img read more

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Skyworks Releases RF Switches for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee

first_imgSkyworks has introduced two new Wi-Fi switches that are ideal for WLAN networks, repeaters, ISM band radios, Bluetooth and Zigbee systems, smartphones, and connectivity modules.The SKY13585-679LF is a SPDT switch intended for applications from 1 to 6 GHz. It has a low insertion loss of 0.5 dB and a high isolation of 38 dB. This switch can handle a power of 31 dBm and requires a supply voltage of 3 to 5 Volts. It has integrated DC blocking capacitors, so no external DC blocking capacitors are required. This switch is available in a 6-pin MLPD package that measures 1 x 1 x 0.32 mm and is ideal for WLAN repeaters, ISM band radios and connectivity modules. For more details click here.The SKY13586-678LF is a SP3T antenna switch for 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi applications. It has an insertion loss of 0.75 dB and a high isolation of 35 dB. This switch can handle a power of 29 dBm and requires a supply voltage of 3 to 5 Volts. It has integrated DC blocking capacitors, so no external DC blocking capacitors are required. This switch is available in a 8-pin MLP package that measures 1.1 x 1.1 x 0.33 mm and is ideal for applications in bluetooth systems, smartphones and connectivity modules. For more details click here.last_img read more

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Hamilton, Saunders, Wilson All Announced as Part of the New Browns Coaching Staff

first_imgBEREA, OHIO – New Browns Head Coach Hue Jackson has completed his offensive and special teams coaching staffs.Pep Hamilton (associate head coach-offense), Al Saunders (Sr. offensive assistant/wide receivers), Kirby Wilson (running backs/run game coordinator), Hal Hunter (offensive line), Mark Hudson (assistant offensive line), Greg Seamon (tight ends) and Bob Saunders (offensive quality control) will round out the offensive staff, while Shawn Mennenga (special teams assistant) and Stan Watson (special teams quality control) rejoin special teams coordinator Chris Tabor. “I think we’ve been able to assemble a really good group thus far,” Jackson said. “We are very excited about the men who have decided to come here to Cleveland and join the organization in our quest to win football games. As an offensive staff, I think first and foremost we have to work together. Our players need to see a staff that is committed, that is together and will do anything and everything to help them become better football players. What we wanted to do is try to hire the best staff that was going to give us a chance to teach, motivate, instill discipline and drive our players.“The other thing that I love about this group of coaches is they all want to be here with the Browns. They want to be a part of the change. I want a bunch of guys who really want to be in Cleveland because they have to understand there is a lot of work ahead. We are going to have to roll up our sleeves and get some work done and just put our head down and go. Do it the right way. We need guys that are going to be loyal, guys who can be totally trusted and guys when I turn my back I am not worried about what they are doing. They are trying to do one thing, which is improving this team to help us win.“I have made the decision to call plays. I think I have to start that way for our team. When you take these jobs you get them for a reason. You have to be aware of what you’ve been successful at and what got you this opportunity. You want to make sure the team is really good at what got you here, first and foremost.”Hamilton spent 2013-14 and the first eight weeks of the 2015 season as the offensive coordinator for the Colts. In his two full seasons as coordinator, Indianapolis won two AFC South division titles and went 11-5 each year. In 2014, the Colts led the NFL with a franchise record 4,894 passing yards. He worked with quarterback Andrew Luck, who led the NFL with 40 passing touchdowns in 2014. Prior to joining the Colts, Hamilton spent three seasons (2010-12) at Stanford, serving as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach the final two years. He worked closely with Luck, who was a two-time Heisman Trophy finalist. Hamilton served as the quarterbacks coach for the Chicago Bears from 2007-09. He worked with Jay Cutler, who set single-season franchise records for completions (336) and passing attempts (555) in 2009. Hamilton was an offensive assistant and quarterbacks coach with San Francisco in 2006, where Alex Smith became the first quarterback in team history to take every offensive snap during an entire season. Prior to San Francisco, Hamilton spent three seasons with the New York Jets as offensive assistant/quarterbacks coach (2004-05) and offensive quality control coach (2003). He spent one season as the pro personnel intern for the Baltimore Ravens in 2002. Hamilton also interned with the Washington Redskins (2001) and Kansas City Chiefs (2000). He began his coaching career at his alma mater, Howard University, where he served as quarterbacks coach from 1997-2001.“Getting a coach like Pep Hamilton is going to be big for us,” Jackson said. “He will be great for the quarterbacks’ room. He is going to help us mold that ‘guy’ into being one of the best quarterbacks in the National Football League. That is our goal. We have to have a signal caller that can play at a high level. That is Pep’s number one mission and mine too as we go through it. In his role as the associate head coach, when I step out, he steps in. I have a lot of confidence and trust in Pep. He has done a great job calling plays in the National Football League. I am going to give him a lot of responsibilities as we move forward.”Al Saunders has more than 40 years of coaching experience, including the past 32 in the NFL. He has been a part of 15 playoff teams, five division titles and one Super Bowl championship as an NFL coach. His offensive units have ranked first in the NFL in total offense, passing, rushing or scoring 20 times. Saunders helped St. Louis win Super Bowl XXXIV with one of the most explosive offenses in league history. He helped create “The Greatest Show on Turf,” establishing NFL records in 2000 of 7,075 total yards, 5,232 passing yards and 540 points (33.8 avg.). He also spent 15 seasons with Washington, during which time the Redskins set numerous franchise and league records and led the NFL in total offense on multiple occasions. Saunders was interim head coach for the Chargers mid-way through the 1986 campaign and spent the following two seasons as the club’s head coach. As an assistant with the Chargers, he worked for “Air Coryell,” one of the most prolific offenses in NFL history that featured three Hall of Famers. Prior to entering the NFL, Saunders spent 12 years as an assistant on the collegiate level. A Native of Hendon, England, Saunders earned Academic All-American honors at San Joe State as a three-year starter and team captain at defensive back and wide receiver.“You will be hard pressed to find a better offensive coach in the National Football League than Al Saunders,” Jackson said. “He has been my right hand in Oakland. He has been my right hand in so many situations. His role in working with the wide receivers will be very important to the success of our offense. He’s a great football coach and is going to be a tremendous asset to the Cleveland Browns.”Wilson has 18 years of experience coaching running backs in the NFL, during which time he has coached five running backs who rank in the top-30 for career rushing yards (Emmitt Smith, Curtis Martin, Edgerrin James, Thomas Jones and Adrian Peterson). Wilson has helped seven different running backs break the 1,000-yard plateau a total of eight times. He has mentored four players to the Pro Bowl and been to the playoffs with four different franchises, highlighted by the 2002 Buccaneers and 2008 Steelers Super Bowl victories. Wilson’s teams have won six division titles and advanced to the postseason eight times. He spent the past two seasons (2014-15) with the Minnesota Vikings, where he helped Adrian Peterson capture the NFL rushing title with 1,485 yards in 2015. Prior to Minnesota, Wilson served as the running backs coach in Pittsburgh (2007-13), Arizona (2004-06), Tampa Bay (2002-03), Washington (2000) and New England (1997-99). He also spent 10 seasons coaching on the college level. Wilson played collegiately at Pasadena Community College (1979-80) and Illinois (1981-82) and later played two seasons in the Canadian Football League.“Kirby and I go way back, “Jackson said. “I went to Dorsey High School after Kirby went to Dorsey High School. I have a long standing history and Kirby, in my opinion, is one of the best running backs coaches in all of pro football. He has been around some tremendous run games dating back to his days in Pittsburgh, in Tampa Bay with Jon Gruden and obviously this past season with Adrian Peterson. We are getting a guy who understands what a runner means to an offensive football team and also a guy who understands how to run the ball. We are going to take his expertise and use it. He along with Hal Hunter is going to head up our run game. We are going to do everything we can to run the football here and be one of the better running teams in football.”Hunter brings 34 years of coaching experience on the college and professional levels. He spent the past three seasons (2013-15) with the Indianapolis Colts, serving as assistant offensive line coach for two years before spending his final season as offensive line coach. In 2015, the line paved the way for Frank Gore to rush for 967 yards, the most by a Colts running back since 2007. Prior to Indianapolis, Hunter spent seven seasons in San Diego as assistant offensive line coach (2006), offensive line coach (2007-11) and offensive coordinator/offensive line coach (2012). Prior to joining the Chargers, Hunter spent 24 years coaching at the collegiate level. Born in Canonsburg, Pa., Hunter was a Dean’s List student at Northwestern.“Hal Hunter is another experienced coach,” Jackson said. “Obviously, his dad coached here with the Browns so that’s a natural connection. This guy is a tremendous football coach. I think it is one of the biggest coup for us, in getting Hal because the guy has fire, he has intensity, he can teach fundamental football to a young group of men and even though we have some older players I just think he has a way of getting guys to follow him. We are glad he is here.”Hutson brings 26 years of coaching experience on the college and professional levels. Most recently, he spent the 2015 season as associate head coach and offensive line coach at Eastern Illinois, where he also coached four other seasons (2003-06). Hutson coached the tight ends for the Oakland Raiders for three seasons (2012-14) after spending five years coaching at Tulane (2007-11). After beginning his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Oklahoma in 1990, Hutson had coaching stints at Arkansas (1992, 1998-99), Murray State (1993-96), Boise State (1997) and Tulsa (2000-02). A two-time All-America lineman at Oklahoma (1986-87), Hutson was a team captain and member of the Sooners’ 1985 National Championship team. He was named to the Oklahoma All-Century Team and was a third round draft choice of the Dallas Cowboys in 1988, but back surgery forced the Fort Smith, Ark. native into early retirement.“Mark has mainly been a college coach but he does have some NFL experience,” Jackson said. “I wanted a guy who has had that college flavor because they are tremendous teachers. I was also impressed when I studied tape of the guys he coached with the Raiders at tight end. Those players under him showed great tenacity. They played with something to prove, and Mark has that in him. It really came through while interviewing him.” Seamon has more than 40 years of experience in coaching and scouting football. Most recently, he served as a scout for the Cincinnati Bengals for 12 seasons (2004-15). Prior to joining the Bengals scouting department, Seamon served as an associate to the Bengals coaching staff as an advance scout. In 2002, Seamon served as the Dallas Cowboys tight ends/offensive quality control coach. Prior to joining the NFL, Seamon coached collegiately for 18 seasons in various roles, including 12 years as an offensive coordinator at Miami, Ohio (1999-00), Cincinnati (1995-98), Akron (1991-94) and Pacific (1985-86). A native of Bright, Ind., Seamon played football and baseball at Franklin College in Indiana. “Although he spent a number of years most recently on the personnel side, Greg has always been a coach in my eyes,” Jackson said. “He was my college coach. He has been in Cincinnati with me in two stints. He did a lot of other off-the-field things for us. Last year in training camp, he became more and more involved in the offense. I know what kind of coach he is. He is very bright. He is very smart. Very meticulous. Very detailed. Again, the label of all these guys, they are really, really good teachers, great motivators, great men of character and that is the kind of staff you want to build on offense.”Bob Saunders enters his second season with the Browns after spending 2015 as a coaching intern, working with the offensive line. Saunders has served as the assistant wide receivers coach with Kansas City (2002-05) and Washington (2006-07) and as an offensive quality control coach with St. Louis (2008). He spent two seasons (2011-12) in the United Football League (UFL) as the wide receivers coach of the Virginia Destroyers, where he helped the team win the UFL title in 2011. Saunders also coached on the college level for three seasons.“Bob has already gained a lot of valuable experience throughout his young coaching career,” Jackson said. “He has worked with a number of top coaches in this profession. He was here last year and worked closely with the offensive line. We are excited to have him onboard.”Mennenga returns for his sixth season as Browns special teams assistant coach. Since Mennenga’s and special teams coordinator Chris Tabor’s arrival in 2011, the Browns lead the NFL in punt return average (11.3), are tied for fifth in kickoff return average against (21.7) and are tied for sixth in punt return touchdowns (four). The Browns have won six AFC Special Teams Player of the Week awards from 2011-15. Prior to joining the Browns, Mennenga spent 17 years coaching on the collegiate level. A native of Melbourne, Iowa, Mennenga lettered as a defensive back at the University of Missouri in 1992.Watson spent the previous two seasons as a special teams coaching intern. He worked closely with the gunners on punt coverage, where Johnson Bademosi led the league in special teams tackles in 2015. Prior to jumping to the NFL ranks, Watson spent 11 years as a collegiate coach, where he worked with 18 first-team all-conference selections and 11 All-Americans. A Youngstown, Ohio native, Watson graduated from Mount Union, where he was a linebacker on four national championship teams and served as team captain in 2002.“Stan and Shawn have had great success here. Coach Tabor has talked about how much he relied on these two coaches. But I didn’t just hear it from Coach Tabor. I heard that from numerous people around the building. I wanted to make sure I kept that area intact after I investigated more and found out about Coach Tabor, Shawn and Stan. They are one of the best trios in the league. I think it is important to keep those guys together so that our core special teams players and our special teams group can continue to move forward.” Matt Loede 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.center_img Related TopicsAl SaundersBrownsPep Hamiltonlast_img read more

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Strolling Down Kobe vs. Cavs Memory Lane

first_img Related TopicsCavsKobe BryantLakersLebron James Paul Williams CLEVELAND – If you are from Cleveland, let alone a Cavs fan, you probably have heard that L.A. Lakers mega-star Kobe Bryant’s retirement tour will continue tonight with a very special stop.Kobe will be playing his final basketball game in Cleveland, against arch-rival turned friend LeBron James, when the Cavs and Lakers tip off at 8pm.There will surely be a tribute and a trip down memory lane at the Q tonight and I will do the same here, highlighting Kobe’s career against the Cavs.There have been many memorable moments over the years, especially between 2008-2010 when Kobe and LeBron were the clear-cut faces of the NBA.Kobe’s move to Nike made things even more interesting with the possibly over-played puppet skits.The only down side to those years was the fact that, despite the ridiculous build up, the two teams never met in the Finals like many had hoped.That doesn’t take away from the great games when they did face off, however.Overall, Kobe has complied a 10-13 record against the Cavs since Lebron came into the league in the 2003-2004 season.In head-to-head match ups between Kobe and LeBron, the King holds the advantage with a 14-6 overall record.LeBron carries an average of 28.4 ppg in those contests while Kobe has averaged just 25.0 ppg.You know you’re pretty darn good when a 25 ppg average over 20 games seems low.One of Kobe’s biggest wins against LeBron and the Cavs came in the 2008-2009 season when the Lakers handed Cleveland its first home loss of the season after they starting 23-0.The Cavs returned the favor the following year by beating the Lakers in both match ups despite Kobe averaging 33.0 ppg against Cleveland.In the 2005-2006 season both games between the Cavs and Lakers were instant classics that went down to the wire.The first game took place in L.A. and it was a classic Kobe finish.With the game tied at 93 with 1:30 remaining, Bryant knocked down three straight long jumpers to help his team hold on for a 99-98 victory.LeBron and the Cavs returned the favor a few months later at the Q.James knocked down a late 3-pointer that gave the Cavs the lead for good as they held on for a 96-95 victory despite 38 points from Kobe.The four years LeBron was in Miami Kobe and the Lakers complied a 4-3 record against Cleveland, including 42 point games in both 2012 and 2013.In 2011 Kobe fueled the Lakers in handing the Cavs their worst home loss of all time when L.A. absolutely demolished Cleveland, 112-57.The Cavs won both games with relative ease against the Lakers last season but, as always, Kobe still made his presence felt in the one game he played in.Now, after so many exciting late season showdowns at the Q, Kobe will be making his final trip to the Land.Whether you like or dislike him, everyone should appreciate the last chance to see a legend on their home floor.last_img read more

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Match Notes: No. 22 UWF volleyball prepares for FSC South Region Crossover

first_img Share   PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 22-ranked University of West Florida volleyball team will face four Sunshine State Conference opponents at the Florida Southern College South Regional Crossover Oct. 16-18. West Florida will kick off the weekend by facing No. 25 Florida Southern on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. ET. UWF will then play Saint Leo on Friday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. ET before facing Eckerd at 2:30 p.m. ET later that day. The Argonauts will wrap up the crossover by playing the No. 1-ranked University of Tampa Spartans on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. ET.Last season UWF went 2-0 against Eckerd College including a 3-2 win over the Tritons in the NCAA DII South Regional Quarterfinals. West Florida played host to the regional crossover last season and defeated Florida Southern 3-1 before falling to Tampa 1-3. UWF would go on to fall to Tampa in the NCAA DII South Regional Championship 1-3.MATCH NOTES: No. 22 UWF Prepares for South Region CrossoverLIVE COVERAGE: Live Video / StatsSOPHOMORES STEPPING UP FOR UWFA trio of sophomores are leading UWF offensively this season in kills. Cora Bidlack, Holly Mattmuller and Corisha Smith all have over 100 kills this season with Bidlack leading the way with 126 kills at a .306 clip. The trio have also accounted for 73 blocks on the year while Mattmuller and Smith have also combined for 20 service aces.RESPONDING WITH SWEEPSAfter dropping two games on the road to Gulf South Conference opponents in late September, West Florida has responded with four consecutive sweeps over conference opponents. To date UWF has swept 11 of its 18 matches this season.UWF VOLLEYBALL RANKED FOR SIXTH-STRAIGHT WEEKThe University of West Florida volleyball team dropped one spot to No. 22 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II Coaches Top 25 Poll. West Florida (16-2, 10-2 GSC) has now been ranked in the AVCA D-II Top 25 for all six weeks of the regular season. The Argonauts were also selected to the AVCA Preseason Top 25 poll in August.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#     Print Friendly Version Match Notes: No. 22 UWF volleyball prepares for FSC South Region Crossovercenter_img The UWF volleyball team will face four Sunshine State Conference opponents this weekend. (Photo by Emmele Photography) last_img read more

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District Prepares for Redoubt Principal Interviews

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Interviews will begin for a new Redoubt Elementary principal after a promotion opened the spot. Superintendent Sean Dusek said the public is invited to attend and provide input. Those interviews will begin at 5:00 pm at Redoubt Elementary School tomorrow evening.center_img Dusek: “Thursday I am going to be interviewing for the Redoubt principal position. Mr. [John] Pothast took the Director of Secondary Ed position.”last_img

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Kutubu Lakers eye title defence

first_imgBasketball BY KEVIN TEME Defending champions, Kutubu Lakers are set to defend their title in the women’s division when the National Souths Basketball League tournament bounces off on November 28. The four-day tournament hosted in Lae for the first time, will see teams from various electorates of Southern Highlands and Hela provinces including Nipa-Kutubu, Mendi and Koroba-Kopiago while Western Highlands, Eastern Highlands, Morobe and teams from the nation’s capital, Port Moresby have expressed interest but have yet to pay their registration fees. Teams that have fully paid their registration fees and are set to go are Mendi Basketball League Mapai Muruks (Mendi), Giru Sanamo Souths, Original Souths, Mix Mates (Mt Hagen), Giru Kuare Epari Souths, (Kuare -Karanda LLG), Kutubu Lakers, Tubo Souths, Kabuta Souths, Usano Sura Souths (Kutubu) and hosts Lae. Teams from Eastern Highlands – one from Kainantu and Goroka and teams from host center Lae have also expressed interest but have yet to pay their K2000 registration fees to confirm their participation. NSBL treasurer Paul Pulako has apologised to the teams for the deferral of the tournament. The deadline for registration was initially set for October 4. It was then moved to November 18 due to deferral of the tournament. Patron Johnny Yawari is delighted that the tournament will be held be held outside of Port Moresby for the first time. He is looking forward to a weekend of excitement filled with basketball action from November 28 to December 1. “The interest has been growing over the last few months and we are humbled by the response from teams. We look forward to hosting a successful tournament in Lae,” Yawari said. “This will be the first time for Lae to host and I believe Lae is also a neutral venue for all the teams to attend.” Defending champions in the men’s division, Mayawala who won the title in 2016 are yet to confirm their participation while the Lakers are set to defend the women’s crown.last_img read more

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