County park district’s playgrounds, outdoor courts remain closed through May 3Johnson County Park and Recreation District is keeping parks, trails and golf courses open during the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, while playgrounds and outdoor courts remain closed through Sunday, May 3.All programs and group activities — sports leagues and camps, recreation, activities, outdoor education, programs for the museum, culture and arts, and children’s services — are canceled through May 3. Theatre in the Park has canceled the first four shows of its outdoor summer season, including “Cinderella,” “All Shook Up,” Big River” and “Newsies.”All JCPRD buildings remain closed to the public until further notice. Rental of facilities and shelters are also canceled through May 3. More details are on the district’s website.Shawnee seeking public input on proposed five pillars of city’s strategic visionThe city of Shawnee is seeking public input on the proposed five pillars of the city’s strategic vision. The survey can be accessed here.The pillars relate to housing, business-friendly environment, preservation of topography, connectivity and city infrastructure. More information on the visioning study is available on the city’s website.Roeland Park postpones city-wide garage sale, originally scheduled for May 14 The Roeland Park city council last week agreed to Mayor Mike Kelly’s suggestion to postpone the city-wide garage sale, originally scheduled for the weekend of May 14.Kelly said the garage sale would not be in violation of current state or county stay-at-home orders, but additional orders could come at a later time. Additionally, he said participation might be low even if there are no stay-at-home order extensions. The city council did not express any opposition to this suggestion, and Councilmember Benjamin Dickens said he is in full support as there is no need to put people at risk.“I’m listening to ER doctors and nurses that I know, plus people at the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] who are on TV everyday,” Dickens said. “This isn’t just going to disappear at the end of the month, so I would agree with a good delay.”
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With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement American Axle & Manufacturing has appointed Tolga Oal as president, AAM North America and vice president, AAM Corporate. In this role, Oal will lead AAM’s regional business and manufacturing activities for North America.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementOal joins AAM from TRW Automotive, having served as vice president of Global Electronics, a position he has held since 2012. Before his current assignment, Oal served in various manufacturing and management positions of increasing responsibility within TRW for Global Electronics, including director of operations and as director of finance. Prior to joining TRW, Oal held various leadership positions in engineering, sales, purchasing, and finance at Siemens VDO Automotive/Continental.Oal holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical and Process Engineering from Bosporus University, Istanbul, Turkey, and a Masters in International Business and Finance from the University of Florida in Gainesville.“We are extremely pleased to announce the addition of Tolga Oal to the AAM executive management team. Tolga’s knowledge and experience will serve AAM well as we continue to further reinforce our commitment to quality, technology leadership and operational excellence,” said AAM Chairman and CEO David Dauch.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement
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INTRO: Norway’s infrastructure authority is developing with MerMec a self-propelled car that can record track geometry and rail profiles at 200 km/h, as well as static and dynamic measurement of the catenaryBYLINE: Dr Tom Hultgreen Norwegian National Rail AdministrationOCTOBER 4 1998 sees the introduction of 200 km/h trains in Norway when the Gardermobanen opens, bringing the centre of Oslo within 20min of our new national airport (RG 2.97 p107). Although construction and operation of the airport line is the responsibility of NSB Gardermobanen AS, this project is just one outstanding example of the upgrading and construction of new lines which is taking place throughout Norway.Maintenance and development of the national rail infrastructure is the responsibility of Jernbaneverket, the Norwegian National Rail Administration. Higher speeds mean that track geometry must be improved substantially to achieve acceptable ride quality. This can only be done economically with the aid of modern diagnostic systems which not only evaluate and predict the state of the infrastructure accurately, comprehensively, and at low cost, but can also relate different parameters such as track gauge and cant as an integral part of the analysis.Multi-function recording carIn January 1997 Jernbaneverket signed a contract with MerMec SpA of Italy for the development and delivery of an innovative infrastructure monitoring system, using a high speed multi-function measuring and recording car. This was an important milestone in the process of establishing a Norwegian Infrastructure Recording Service.The task of our Recording Service is to collect, process and store all kinds of infrastructure data, and disseminate the information to users. The organisation consists of a central In-Office service with real-time communications links to on-track recording vehicles; these are known as On-Board units. There are also direct telecommunications links from the In-Office and from individual On-Board units to users of the data, such as engineers responsible for track and catenary maintenance.The Recording Service offers users four basic modes of operation:
Credit: Sifeddine Elamine/SHOWTIME Credit: Sifeddine Elamine/SHOWTIME The season 8 premiere of Homeland, set the scene for the final season.If you want to avoid spoilers for Homeland season 8, we suggest you stop reading now. If you don’t mind then please keep reading.Carrie (Claire Danes) had recovered physically after her incarceration at the Russian gulag but was still suffering mentally. Her recuperation was cut short when Saul (Mandy Patinkin) requested her for a mission in Kabul. He needed her to meet with the Afghan VP to prevent peace talks with the Taliban breaking down. Carrie jumped at the chance but there were some doubts about whether she had been compromised by the Russians. This was because she had failed a polygraph test and had 180 days that she couldn’t remember. Carrie put this down to having her meds taken away from her but couldn’t promise that nothing had happened.In Kabul, Carrie left the station under the cover of darkness to try and make contact with an old asset. However, she found out that he had been killed and was left wondering if she had given him up to the Russians.Elsewhere in the episode, Max (Maury Sterling) was on a mission in Afghanistan to repair a listening device. The troops who were babysitting him weren’t impressed but their respect was later won over by his dedication to the mission.At the end of the episode, Carrie went to her meeting with the Afghan VP and came across her Russian torturer, Yevgeny Gromov (Costa Ronin). Seeing him brought back some memories via flashbacks and she was left visibly shaken. Could she have been turned?Watch the Homeland season 8 episode 2 teaser below:Here’s the synopsis for Homeland 8×02 – Catch and Release:Carrie reconnects with an old ally, Tasneem seeks counsel and Saul finds hope.UK viewers can watch the next episode of Homeland season 8 on Channel 4 on Sundays at 9pm. Preview the episode with our gallery below: Credit: Sifeddine Elamine/SHOWTIME Credit: Sifeddine Elamine/SHOWTIME
A Jamaican man, Marlon Porter, who was found guilty of raping a woman during a four-hour ordeal at a remote location in George Town, Grand Cayman in 2016, has been jailed for 13 years. The 37- year-old was convicted last October of rape, assault as well as causing harassment and distress after he also threatened to drown the woman. Porter eventually released his victim who was found wandering by a motorist and taken to hospital.In his ruling by video link from the UK, the presiding judge, Justice Alastair Malcolm, said he had taken into consideration the aggravating factors that Porter had taken the woman to a remote location to commit the sexual attack and also had a previous conviction for violence against women.During the trial, the victim told the court that she was offered a lift by Porter, whom she knew vaguely, shortly after midnight on the night in question. Porter, denied the allegations, insisting at trial that the woman had consented to sex in exchange for cash. _________________________________________________—CARIBBEANCaribbean Export and CDB partner to help finance women owned businessesThe Caribbean Export Development Agency and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have joined forces to help women across the region fund their business ventures.On Tuesday, both organizations signed an agreement to collaborate on a new program, Women Empowered through Export (WE-Xport), to support capacity-building for women-owned businesses to facilitate their access to finance.Access to financeA key component of the new initiative to be launched in March 2018 by Caribbean Export, will be “Access to Finance.” This will include a two-day workshop that aims to increase participants’ understanding of the requirements of financial institutions and how best to meet them.Ongoing technical assistance through regional business support organizations will also be available to participating companies through the CDB-funded component.Contributors to economic growth“CDB recognize the importance of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises as contributors to economic growth and development in our Region. We welcome the opportunity to partner with Caribbean Export to give women-owned businesses the support they need to gain better access to financing. We view WE-Xport as another opportunity for the Bank to directly advance women’s entrepreneurship and help women business owners overcome one of the greatest obstacles they face when looking to grow their businesses—unlocking financing,” said Daniel Best, Director of Projects, CDB.The Bank’s support for interventions targeting women business owners builds on research it commissioned in 2016, which identified gender disparities in access to credit across the region. As part of its response, the Bank is also collaborating with regional development financial institutions to develop gender policies.
Share A look at the forecast track and expected intensity of Tropical Storm Kate over the next five days. (Photo: weather.com)MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Kate has formed and is approaching the central Bahamas.The storm’s maximum sustained winds increased Monday morning are near 45 mph (75 kph) with additional strengthening expected.A tropical storm warning is in effect for the central and northwestern Bahamas.The storm is centred about 15 miles (25 kilometres) east-northeast of Cat Island in the Bahamas and is moving northwest near 15 mph (24 kph). Share NewsRegional Tropical Storm Kate forms near the Bahamas by: Associated Press – November 9, 2015 Share Tweet Sharing is caring! 260 Views no discussions
Share Sharing is caring! Share Share LocalNews Press Release: DSC Tourism Studies Majors Attend International Sustainable Tourism Conference in Martinique by: – June 6, 2019 Four students and one Lecturer of the Tourism and Hospitality Department of the Dominica State College will be representing Dominica at the inaugural International Sustainable Tourism Conference to be held in Martinique on June 6th and 7th, 2019. The theme of the Conference is “My Land, Our Mother: A Planet to Protect.”The DSC team’s presentation, “My Earth, Our Earth, A Nugget to Preserve” will include in its focus, the resiliency of the local French architecture during the passing of Hurricane Maria as compared to the more modern architecture in the city of Roseau. This aspect was specifically requested by the Conference’s organizers as they want to explore how well Dominica’s traditional French architecture withstood the punishing attack of Hurricane Maria.In preparing for their presentation, the students engaged in months of research and were assisted in digital documentation by Chad Ambo of Discover Dominica Authority.A range of Latin American and Caribbean countries are expected at the conference. In fact, presentations will be in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.The team comprises of second-years, Janella Paul, Josefani Bello-Feliz, and first-years, Julien Valentine and Kaila-Ann Guiste. The students are accompanied by Lecturer Mrs Temra Letang-Thomas.The students are especially grateful for the sponsorship support of former DSC Tourism majors, Eddie Harris and Almer Lawrence, as well as Alexis Tours and the President and Staff of the Dominica State College. 260 Views no discussions Tweet
Low-power, high-ESD switch available in miniature SC-70 package Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation announced the availability of the SPDT PE42421 RF switch, which is available in a miniature, 6-lead SC-70 package. With its small package size, strong ESD performance of 2 kV on the RFC port, low voltage support down to 1.8V VDD, and low power consumption of 9 microamperes (typ.), the new switch is well suited for battery-powered portable applications, as well as automotive-telematics applications, such as vehicle entry systems and emergency calls. The 50 Ohm, reflective UltraCMOS® PE42421 switch features high linearity of 50 dBm IIP3 and on-chip, low-voltage CMOS control logic. It can be controlled using either single-pin or complementary control inputs. Additionally, the switch features low insertion loss of 0.35 dB @ 1.0 GHz and 0.50 dB @ 2.0 GHz, with high isolation of 30 dB @ 1 GHz and 20 dB @ 2 GHz. Using a nominal +3V power-supply voltage, a typical input 1 dB compression point of +33.5 dBm can be achieved. “Customers continue to push for low power and high ESD performance in the smallest package size possible, in order to deliver optimal RF performance in their portable device, and automotive telematics designs,” said Mark Schrepferman, director of marketing for Peregrine Semiconductor’s high performance solutions business unit. “The PE42421 switch meets these needs, and also makes customers’ manufacturing processes more reliable.” Development Tool Support: Peregrine Semiconductor also announced the PE42421 Evaluation Kit (part # EK42421-01), today. The kit includes a USB interface board and cable, and is priced at $95.00. It can be ordered from Peregrine’s global direct sales representatives and global distribution network. Packaging, Pricing & Availability: The PE42421 switch is available in a 6-lead SC-70 package for $0.30 each, in 10,000-unit quantities. Samples and volume-production quantities can be ordered today, through Peregrine’s global direct sales representatives. For more information, visit http://www.psemi.com.