SRT restructures

first_imgEffective April 4, 2019, SRT Transportation Solutions will suspend indefinitely its transportation project management division.A representative from the company stated that SRT Transportation Solutions has not gone out of business. He added that the move is in response to the evolution of market conditions and a shift in the transportation project management business landscape.Instead, the company will focus on growing and enhancing its dedicated logistics management service offering, which will now offer project cargo handling on a select read more

Estonian freight operator orders Chinese shunting locomotives

first_imgESTONIA: Freight operator EVR Cargo has announced a €30·2m contract for a consortium of China National Corp for Overseas Economic Co-operation and a CNR subsidiary to supply 16 diesel shunting locomotives.The 1 520 mm gauge DF7G-E locomotives will be built at CNR’s Beijing February 7 works, with the first scheduled to be delivered for type approval in the first half of 2012 and the rest to follow by the second quarter of 2013. EVR Cargo said the ‘modern, efficient and cost effective’ locomotives will offer significant savings in fuel consumption and maintenance costs. They will replace ?KD ChME3 locomotives to a 1960s design which are becoming increasingly uneconomic to maintain as spare parts are no longer available. Evolution locomotives built in Kazakhstan by the JSC Locomotiv/GE joint venture were sent to Estonia and Russia for type approval last month. This is expected to lead to orders from private operators. Tajikistan has also expressed interesting in buying three Evolution locomotives, and Mongolia 10.last_img read more


first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPolice Scotland officers at Gretna are investigating the theft of a Hobby make caravan which is valued at around £12,000.  The caravan was stolen from the driveway of a house in Canberra Avenue in Gretna sometime overnight Tuesday 16/Wednesday 17 August 2016.  The caravan is described as being  about 24′ long, twin axles and has black decals down each side depicting mountain ranges.Constable Andy Aitken at Gretna said “we have been carrying out door to door enquiries in the area in an attempt to trace any witnesses.  At this stage we want to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area of Canberra Road on Tuesday night, Wednesday morning.  The caravan was fitted with security and so it may have been that those responsible were present for a while before being able to steal it.  Anyone who can help should call us at Gretna on 101, or if they wish to remain anonymous then through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”last_img read more

UN chief calls for international action to help Africa in COVID-19…

first_imgThe Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres attends a press conference about climate change in New York, New York, U.S., March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri UN Secretary-General António Guterres (Getty Images)UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for international action to help Africa deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.“These are still early days for the pandemic in Africa, and disruption could escalate quickly. Global solidarity with Africa is an imperative — now and for recovering better,” said Guterres in a video message for the launch of a policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 on Africa.Ending the pandemic in Africa is essential for ending it across the world, he said.“We are calling for international action to strengthen Africa’s health systems, maintain food supplies, avoid a financial crisis, support education, protect jobs, keep households and businesses afloat, and cushion the continent against lost income and export earnings,” said Guterres.African countries should also have quick, equal and affordable access to any eventual vaccine and treatment, that must be considered global public goods, he added.He repeated his call for a global response package amounting to at least 10 percent of the world’s gross domestic product. For Africa, that means more than 200 billion U.S. dollars as additional support from the international community, he said.Guterres reiterated his call for a comprehensive debt framework, starting with an across-the-board debt standstill for countries unable to service their debt, followed by targeted debt relief and a comprehensive approach to structural issues in the international debt architecture to prevent defaults.African countries should work to silence the guns and address violent extremism. Political processes and elections in the coming months offer potential milestones for stability and peace. Women and youth must be empowered, said the UN chief.He warned that the pandemic threatens African progress. “It will aggravate long-standing inequalities and heighten hunger, malnutrition and vulnerability to disease. Already, demand for Africa’s commodities, tourism and remittances are declining. The opening of the trade zone has been pushed back, and millions could be pushed into extreme poverty.”The virus has taken more than 2,500 African lives. Vigilance and preparedness are critical, he saidRelated Talk Africa: COVID-19 and Food Security Talk Africa: Africa’s response to COVID-19center_img COVID-19 war balloons Africa’s spendinglast_img read more

New Waveguide Power Sensor for Precise, Accurate E-band Power Measurements

first_imgAgilent Technologies has announced the E8486A – A new waveguide power sensor for precise E band power measurements. Designed with a WR-12 flange connector, the E8486A makes precise and accurate power measurements in the E-band spectrum of 60 to 90 GHz, making the sensor the ideal solution to meet the rapid demand in E-band telecommunication applications.The E8486A comes with an 80 dB dynamic range option, allowing the sensor to measure from -60 dBm to +20 dBm instead of the standard -30 dBm to +20 dBm range. With the expanded dynamic range, the E8486 continues to be highly accurate even when measuring low-level signals, making it possible to measure power at the receiver side of point-to-point transceiver modules in addition to the module’s output power.Like other Agilent waveguide power sensors, the E8486A offers high reliability and low loss. For easy calibration, the it incorporates a 50 MHz calibration port to eliminate the uncertainties due to temperature changes and the variance in making measurements with different meter and sensor combinations. The power sensor also offers excellent SWR of 1.06, minimizing any measurement uncertainty caused by sensor and source mismatch for greater accuracy.These Power Sensors are now available:E8486A Option 100 (60 to 90 GHz, -30 to +20 dBm) is priced at $11,238.E8486A Option 200 (60 to 90 GHz, -60 to +20 dBm) is priced at $13,308.Click here to see over 200 Power Sensors listed on everything RF.last_img read more

Qorvo and ubisys Deliver First IoTivity Platform on a Multi-Stack Chip

first_imgQorvo has developed a new ultra-compatible gateway solution that allows various devices to communicate by integrating a ZigBee® 3.0 and Green Power-based smart home network within the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) IoTivity framework.The open-source IoTivity framework provides specifications for seamless device-to-device connectivity across diverse physical media, transports and application layers. This framework is essential as the number of IoT devices – already in the billions – continues to grow. The global ZigBee home automation market alone is forecast to grow at a 26 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2016-2020*, and when other markets like industrial and environmental IoT are added, the need for common specs is clear.The Qorvo IoTivity plug-ins will be the first to support a single, multi-stack radio chip. Wireless products – such as the Qorvo GP712 chip – simultaneously handle multiple IoT network layers, including Thread, ZigBee 3.0 with Green Power and RF4CE networks. The highly integrated GP712 simplifies the design of IoT gateways, routers and set-top boxes. By reducing components and antennas, it automatically mitigates the coexistence challenges of multiple IoT networks.ubisys joined the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) to support its ground-breaking work and are using our IoT expertise to bring ZigBee 3.0 interoperability to this high-level framework. IoTivity is perfectly suited for uniting products under a single IP umbrella. The IoTivity plug-in created with Qorvo is an adapter to the ubisys Smart Facility Service. It combines the unique advantages of ZigBee 3.0 including ZigBee Green Power and the OCF IoTivity reference design.Qorvo will feature live demonstrations of innovative smart home and IoT solutions at its booth during the international Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 5-8, 2017, Sands Expo, Halls A-D Booth #42114.last_img read more

2019 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory, More Details Emerge

first_imgOne of the main highlight is the Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 semi-active electronic suspension. More details have emerged since its launch last year. Updates to the 2019 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory was released last year alongside with the 2019 RS4 RR, from which the former is based on.We’ve covered it before, but more details have emerged since over the upgrades the Tuono V4 1100 received.Highlights:The engine produces 175 bhp at 11,000 RPM and 121 Nm of torque.Wet weight is only 209 kg.Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 semi-active electronic suspension. (More on this.)Bosch IMU-based traction control and ABS.Other electronic riding aids include wheelie control, launch control, quickshifter, pit lane speed limiter and get this: Cruise control!Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 semi-active electronic suspension:The Ösuspension is the latest in electronic suspension evolution. It not only performs the preset duties of semi-active suspensions of the past, but the rider could tune it to achieve different objectives.The Objective Based Tuning Interface allows you to tune, for example:Less fork dive when you brake for a corner.Softer damping in the middle of the corner for more grip.Harder rear shock when you accelerate out of the corner.The suspension system’s ECU takes readings from the suspension movement, brakes, throttle and IMU (lean angle, yaw angle) to formulate a solution for the current riding mode. Besides that, it not only works on the suspension, it works on the electronic Öhlins steering damper, too.The rider can switch the system to manual mode. The suspension will then react accordingly to the present modes – Track, Sport, Road – selected by the rider.This system was first seen on the Ducati Panigale V4 and V4 S.Unfortunately, the Tuono V4 has always flown under the radar when it comes to naked sportbikes for some reason. That’s a real shame because it offers the raw performance that most bikes have damped out these days. Even the much-vaunted beast – the KTM 1290 Super Duke R – has mellowed, but not the Tuono. And we haven’t started on the V4 soundtrack yet!This bike is the very essence of why we love bikes in the first place. In other words, that ability to leave everything behind including supercars without needing to sell both your kidneys.When will it arrive it Malaysia? Soon, hopefully!–Ads–center_img The 2019 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory has been upgraded.last_img read more

Joint Korean ping-pong team to arrive April

first_imgSEOUL – The joint North and South Korean table tennis team is set to arrive in Osaka on April 8, two weeks before the start of the world championships, according to reports in the South Korean press Thursday. The joint Korean team, the first since the 1991 World Championships in Chiba, will reportedly hold a two-week training camp at a venue to be decided before the tournament opens at Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium and other city venues on April 23. The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) last Sunday approved the participation of an inter-Korean team for the tournament. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Koharu Yonemoto, Shiho Tanaka take crown at World Super Series Final

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES The winners, who attended the same high school in Aomori Prefecture, became the country’s first women’s doubles champs at the Final since Rio de Janeiro Olympic gold medalists Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo claimed the title in 2014.“I’m really happy. They are a persistent pair,” Yonemoto, 27, said. “We wanted to remain poised while we played.”The 25-year-old Tanaka added, “We’ve lost to them a lot, so I wanted to defeat them in a very important match.”Earlier in the day, Akane Yamaguchi defeated India’s Rio Olympic silver medalist Pusarla V Sindhu 15-21, 21-12, 21-19 in the women’s singles final and earned her first title in the season-ending tournament. DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Koharu Yonemoto and Shiho Tanaka claimed the women’s doubles title at the World Super Series Final on Sunday, when they defeated world silver medalists Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota in an all-Japanese final.Yonemoto and Tanaka dominated their 21-16, 21-15 win over the national champions in 57 minutes at Hamdan Sports Complex.center_img badminton, Koharu Yonemoto, Shiho Tanaka, World Super Series Final KEYWORDSlast_img read more

State Refunds Passenger Fares As Alaska Ferry Strike Goes On

first_imgAdministration Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka called the strike unlawful and said the state is considering its options. But she said she doesn’t want to escalate the situation. She said she wants to work toward a resolution with the union and a federal mediator. Tshibaka said the sides have exchanged letters. Arnold said if the state is serious it can call or meet with union officials. He said the state is escalating the situation with its rhetoric. Bailey said passengers are being given information about other options. Passengers can use their refunds to book alternate travel, she said, adding the state is not paying for air fare or for the transport of vehicles that passengers may have had on ships. She said nearly 4,500 passengers were booked to travel in the coming week and that the department is working to cancel those reservations as needed. Members of the Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific went on strike Wednesday, halting a network that serves many coastal communities not connected to the road system. The department said ferries won’t be sailing until further notice. Meadow Bailey, communications director for the Alaska transportation department, said tickets will be fully refunded for passengers affected for as long as the strike lasts.center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — More than $1 million in fares has been refunded for passengers and vehicles affected by striking ferry workers in Alaska, according to figures provided by the state late Thursday. Both sides said they’re open to talks. Robb Arnold, a union spokesman, said wages and health care are side issues compared with how he said workers are treated. He said workers are frustrated by a lack of communication on what cuts to the ferry system budget could mean for them. The union represents about 430 workers, according to the state. It is one of three unions representing ferry workers.last_img read more