People in the News – June 2009

first_imgSbusiso Joel Ndebele has been appointed Minister of Transport in South Africa following the general election on April 22. Jeremy Cronin, who chaired the parliamentary transport committee, has become Deputy Transport Minister. Barbara Hogan has been named Minister of Public Enterprises, responsible for state-owned companies including Transnet. Formerly Director of Stations at SNCF, Pascal Lupo has been named Director of International Development and Director-General of SNCF International, succeeding Jean-Pierre Loubinoux who has moved to UIC. Annette Jordan has been appointed head of the International department at SBB Cargo, in place of Edmund Prokschi who becomes head of Marketing & Sales. Jordan is succeeded as head of SBB Cargo Deutschland by Matthias Birnbaum. Deputy General Manager of ISAF, Dan Cernisov was elected President of the Romanian Railway Industry Association (AIF) with effect from April 16. He was formerly Vice-President, and is succeeded in this role by Christian Serjannis, head of Rolling Stock at Siemens Romania. On May 4 Merel van Vroonhoven was appointed as a Director of Netherlands Railways with effect from August 1. Joining the NS board alongside President Bert Meerstadt and Financial Director Marcel van Niggebrugge, she comes from ING Investment Management Europe. Gustav Slamecka has been named Minister of Transport in the Czech Republic, replacing Petr Bendl. Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Norfolk Southern Arnold B McKinnon died on May 18 at the age of 81. He served Southern Railway and NS for 50 years before stepping down as a director in 2000. Russian Railways has named Oleg Sergeevich Ulyanov as Director of its new High Speed department; he was formerly Director of the Moscow ?Division at the October Railway. P P Wijesekara took over as General Manager of Sri Lanka Railways on May 12. Formerly Additional General Manager, he succeeds Dr Lalithsari Gunaruwan. Harmut Gasser has been re-elected as Chairman of the German independent railway operators association Netzwerk Privatbahnen for a further two years. Sven Flore of TX Logistik becomes Vice-Chairman, and Günther Alsdorf of Havelländische Eisenbahn continues as Treasurer. Other board members are Sandrine Bennebroek of ERS Railways, Norbert Hössermann of Mittelweserbahn and Torsten Sewerin of Nordbayrische Eisenbahn. Henry Chipewo has been appointed Acting Managing Director for the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority, following the dismissal of Tazara’s former Managing Director Clement Mwiya in August 2008. Chipewo is Chairman of local transport consultancy Muhechi Enterprises and a board member of Tazara. Dean Finch has joined London Underground PPP concessionaire Tube Lines, where he takes up the post of Chief Executive on June 1. Formerly Chief Operating Officer at FirstGroup plc, he succeeds Terry Morgan who moves to Crossrail as non-executive Chairman, suceeding Douglas Oakervee five months earlier than planned. Luc Jobin has been appointed Exec­utive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer at Canadian National from June 1. Formerly Executive Vice-President at Power Corp of Canada, he succeeds Claude Mongeau who takes over from E Hunter Harrison as CN’s President & CEO on January 1 (RG 5.09 p54). Richard Robinson has been named Managing Director of Heathrow Express. Joining from internet technology company Tickex, he replaces Brian Raven who left the BAA airport rail link subsidiary earlier this year. Stephen J Gardner has been appointed Vice President, Policy & Development, at Amtrak. Previously on the staff of the US Senate Commerce Committee, he is regarded as an authority on transport policy and legislation. Rick Haythornthwaite has joined Network Rail as a non-executive director. Subject to ratification at the company’s AGM in July, he will succeed Sir Ian Mac­Allister as Chairman. Non-executive Chairman of Mastercard Inc, Haythorthwaite was CEO of Invensys in 2001-05. French Prime Minister François Fillon has named Philippe Peyronnet to head the working group negotiating the ?financing package for the second phase of LGV Rhin-Rhône. He will liaise with Claude Liebermann who is heading a similar group for Phase 2 of LGV Est Européenne. London Underground’s Director of Strategy & Service Development Richard Parry took over as interim Managing Director on May 1, following the departure of ?Tim O’Toole.Teófilo Serrano took up the post of President at RENFE Operadora on May 18. Formerly Director General of Railways for the Andalucía regional government and head of its infrastructure authority Giasa, he succeeded José Salgueiro who has become Director of Andalucía’s regional port authority.last_img read more

Modelithics Updates its Component Library to Include Qorvo GaN Products

first_imgModelithics, has announced the release of version 19.4.2 of the Modelithics Qorvo GaN library for use with Keysight Technologies’ Advanced Design System and National Instruments AWR Design Environment.The Modelithics Qorvo GaN Library is a set of non-linear models for Qorvo package and die GaN devices, designed for excellent accuracy, and validated with broadband S-parameters and load-pull data at multiple frequencies. Each model has a detailed datasheet summarizing model features, development details, and model performance plots. Some devices are also represented with small-signal and noise models in addition to non-linear models. Version 19.4.2 of the Modelithics Qorvo GaN Library includes a total of 80 models containing 57 packaged power models, 17 GaN die power transistor products and 6 small-signal models. This release offers a new model for QPD1006 internally-matched CW-capable discrete GaN (450W, 50V, 1.2-1.4 GHz). Other recent additions include new models for QPD1029L – 1500 W, GaN RF Power Transistor 65V (DC – 2.6 GHz), QPD2017 – 45 W, GaN RF Power Transistor 50 V (DC – 5 GHz) and QPD0020 – 35W, GaN on SiC HEMT (DC – 6.5 GHz).Click here for more information about Modelithics Qorvo GaN Library.last_img read more

UWF men’s soccer schedule announced for 2015 season

first_img2015 UWF Men’s Soccer Schedule2015 UWF Men’s Soccer Promotional Schedule PENSACOLA, Fla. – The 2015 University of West Florida men’s soccer schedule will feature a tough Gulf South Conference slate and several non-conference matchups that will test UWF men’s soccer head coach Bill Elliott’s squad this fall. “We had a very inexperienced team last fall and as a result were a bit inconsistent,” Elliot said. “Seemingly we grew a great deal in the spring but we are anxious to see if it will translate into better results this fall.” West Florida will open up the regular season at home as they face Sunshine State Conference opponent Tampa on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. CT. UWF will also face Great American Conference opponent Southern Nazarene on Monday, Sept. 7 at 3 p.m. CT to wrap up the two-game home stand. The Argonauts will travel to Winter Park, Florida on Friday, Sept. 11 to face SSC opponent Rollins before facing fellow SSC opponent Florida Southern on Sunday, Sept. 13 in Lakeland, Florida. UWF will open up Gulf South Conference play at home on Thursday, Sept. 17 against Spring Hill at 7:30 p.m. CT. West Florida will then face a trio of opponents on the road to wrap up the month of September. The Argonaut face Mobile on Sept. 21, before facing GSC opponents Union and Christian Brothers in Tennessee on Sept. 25 and 27, respectively. CBU ended the 2014 regular season with the best conference record (8-1) and finished the year ranked No. 18 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA DII National Poll. West Florida will face continue GSC play by facing a pair of conference opponents to open up the month of October. UWF will face Lee on Friday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. CT before facing Shorter on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. CT. Lee won its first National Christian College Athletic Association National Championship last season with a 2-1 win over Bethel. The Argonauts will play host to United State Collegiate Athletic Association opponent Concordia College (Alabama) on Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. CT. The Argos will get back to GSC competition by facing a pair of conference opponents on the road in mid-October. UWF will travel to Huntsville, Alabama to face Alabama Huntsville on Friday, Oct. 16 before heading to Livingston, Alabama to face West Alabama on Sunday, Oct. 18. UWA won the GSC Tournament Championship last season with a 3-1 win over Shorter. West Florida will then play host to Delta State at home on Friday, Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. CT during Homecoming Week. UWF will then wrap up the home stand later that weekend as the UWF men’s soccer senior class will be honored on Sunday, Oct. 25 before a match against Mississippi College at 12:30 p.m. CT. The Argonauts will face Spring Hill for the second time during the regular season in Mobile, Alabama to wrap up the regular season on Friday, Oct. 30. The Gulf South Conference Tournament Quarterfinals will be held on Nov. 3 and will be hosted by the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds. Six teams will compete in the GSC Tournament with the top two seeds earning automatic births into the semifinals. The GSC Tournament Semifinals and Championship will be held on Nov. 6 and 8 and will be hosted by the No. 1 seed. Mississippi College and Spring Hill will compete in the GSC this season but will not be eligible for the GSC Tournament during the reclassification process.The 2015 NCAA DII National Championships will be held in Pensacola, Florida this fall at Brosnaham Park. The men’s and women’s NCAA DII Semifinal will be held on Thursday, December 3 and the men’s and women’s NCAA DII National Championship will be held on Saturday, December 5. For information on all UWF athletics, visit #ARGOS#Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Wright gets high praise

first_imgBasketball PNG basketball representative Lloyd Wright has led Orange Coast College Pirates to their first Championship since 1979. Lloyd attends Orange Coast College in Los Angeles studying mathematics and playing in the OCC’s Men’s Basketball Team in the NCAA. OCC’s head coach Steve Spencer praised Lloyd, not only as the leading scorer, but hitting the big shots down the stretch. “Lloyd wants the ball when the game is tight – he has hit a number of game winners in this conference season – I could not be prouder of the guys. The 2018 Conference Championship is something that can never be taken away for the group,” Spencer said. For the first time in 40 years, the Orange Coast College men’s basketball team has earned the title of conference champions, claiming the Orange Empire Conference crown on Friday night with an 83-74 overtime win against second-place Fullerton College before a packed and frenzied OCC-heavy crowd inside the Peterson Gym. “I’m just so happy for the guys … what a courageous and resilient bunch of players on this team,” OCC Spencer said. “We’ve been able to get better and better as the season has gone on and this group had to overcome a lot of adversity to get to where they are now.” With all of these heart-stopping victories down the stretch, it was the one conference loss – a 63-62 setback at Irvine Valley – that really galvanised this group. “We learned that when it’s crunch time and the pressure is on, you have to embrace the moment and not shy away from it,” Spencer said. “We had a couple of those tough losses earlier in the year and I think from there, we just went for it and we didn’t fear the risk of failure. “OCC’s “Big Three” of Lloyd Wright (21 points), Kupaa Harrison (18 points, 10 rebounds) and Josh Davis (18 points, nine rebounds) have been instrumental to OCC’s success in the 2018 Conference season, but they have been well supported by the remainder of the playing group. Friday’s game that was totally symbolic to this year’s run for the Pirates as both teams battled for 45 minutes in a game that saw one lead bigger than nine points the entire night. With 19 seconds left in regulation, Malik Skillern made 1-of-2 from the line to give Coast a 65-63 lead, but Khalil Stevenson took the inbounds pass and went coast to coast for a layup to tie the game and force overtime. From there, the big boys took over for the Pirates. A pair of made FTs and a made layup by Harrison, followed by a 3-pointer by Wright helped pad OCC’s lead to 72-67 with 3 minutes left in OT. From that point OCC held the advantage to close out the game 83 – 74 and win the Conference Championship. Coach Spencer said the Orange Empire Conference is a tough conference to win and was great to see this playing group triumph – a proud moment for me as a Coach to share their success. Lloyd said: “Coach Steve Spencer has coached Adelaide in the National Basketball League in Australia in the mid 1990’s. He then returned to the USA as an assistant coach for NCAA Division 1 powerhouse UCLA before taking the head coaching role at OCC 15 years ago. “His coaching credentials and basketball experiences are second to none. “I have learned a great deal from coach, I have learnt how to win, he has made me a tougher competitor on court – I credit my success this season to coach Spencer and coaching staff and a great group of team mates, a fantastic result for the whole school – it was lit,” Lloyd said.last_img read more