GPA hits the high notes

first_imgContainer tonnage was the primary driver of the cargo growth, which expanded by 14.4 percent year-on-year to more than 2.5 million tons (2.27 million tonnes), said GPA executive director Griff Lynch.Lynch said Savannah’s Ocean Terminal also achieved significant growth in February 2017, with a 9.2 percent increase in breakbulk cargo for the month led by linerboard, automotives, iron and steel.”A 38 percent increase in iron and steel is a good leading indicator of future growth in construction, as well as automobile and other manufacturing,” he said.Lynch also stated that GPA will commission a new neo-Panamax ship-to-shore crane at its Garden City Terminal in Savannah this week, in order to serve to the larger vessels calling at the terminal; three more will be brought online in mid-April. A separate, USD45.3 million order will bring four more cranes to the terminal in 2018, bringing the number of cranes available to 30.  GPA executive director, Griff Lynchwww.gaports.comlast_img read more

New R&S RF Conformance Test System Supports More 5G Device Certification Tests

first_imgRohde & Schwarz Test Solutions are fulfilling the certification entry criteria (CEC) for the increased number of the Global Certification Forum’s (GCF) work items (WI) and PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB) requests for 5G FR1 RF conformance testing. The updated version of the leading RF test system R&S TS8980 (R&S TS8980FTA-3A) can now perform a broad range of 5G device certification tests. It supports the 572 new GCF validations and 215 new PTCRB validations.The device certification process is vital for the mobile communications industry, since compliance with GCF and PTCRB certification requirements ensure that handsets operate as specified in various networks. Following the recent test case validations for a large number of 5G frequency bands and band combinations, the R&S TS8980FTA-3A now fulfills 23 test platform approval criteria (TPAC) for GCF WIs and can therefore be used for a wide range of device certification and testing applications.Features of R&S TS8980:The R&S TS8980 is a unique test solution for all radio access technologies for GSM, WCDMA, LTE and 5G, and is a well-established tool for consistent RF tests from R&D to conformance testing. The integrated test system, operated by the R&S CONTEST sequencer software, offers high efficiency and precise, reproducible measurement results. When combined with the R&S CMX500 radio communication tester, the R&S TS8980 offers a unique, smooth upgrade path to 5G for users who already have a previous version of the solution. The R&S TS8980 is a popular RF conformance test system family and the only one on the market that supports mobile technologies from 2G all the way up to 5G on a single platform.Click here to learn more about the R&S TS8980.last_img read more

Sparta shot down the Tábor region in the first preparatory match

first_imgAt the beginning of the summer training, the Spartans shot the newcomer of the second league Táborsko 5: 0 in Strahov. The Prague team decided four games in the first half due to a coronavirus pandemic behind closed doors. Matěj Polidar, a returnee from the guest, scored twice, and Ladislav Krejčí, Adam Karabec and Lukáš Juliš added after the goal. In addition, Adam Hložek did not convert to a penalty in the 10th minute. “I scored two goals, that’s fine, but otherwise I’m not completely happy. I’ve lost a lot of balloons, I have work to do,” stated for club television Polidar.“The match was the end of the fitness part of the training, next Tuesday we are leaving for the training camp in Austria. From that point of view, I’m glad that the boys played and that they clearly won against the running opponent. The result is very good, we could have scored more goals. there is something to build on, “ said Spartan coach Vaclav Kotal.In the first preparatory duel, he tried to place three defenders and placed a different eleven in each half. A stronger line-up started in the opening act, after the change mainly young men played and the goalkeeper in the Spartan jersey made the goalie Holec. The other two new players, Čelůstka and Minčev, have not yet jumped.“It’s important to be able to play both sets. I choose it according to the opponent, if he plays two attackers, it’s better to play with three stoppers.” Kotal said.Sparta was supposed to play in Strahov’s introductory preparatory match with Vltavín in a week, but due to the deteriorating epidemiological situation in Prague, the leadership canceled the duel.The coronavirus recently appeared in the Letenské third-league reserve, which had to be quarantined. According to the media, several players became infected at the Techtle Mechtle nightclub. The pre-league A-team did not come into contact with the patients.Sparta Prague – Taborsko 5: 0 (4: 0)Goals: 4. and 24. Polidar, 23. Krejčí, 35. Karabec, 55. Juliš. Sparta lineup: 1st half: Heča – Plechatý, Štetina, Lischka – Vindheim, Krejčí, Dočkal, Karabec, Polidar – Tetteh, Hložek. II. half: Holec – Vitík, Krajinský, Hanousek – Šilhart, Lukavský, Trávník, Fortelný, Plavšič – Juliš, Kozák. Coach: Kotal.last_img read more

Europe Nudges Top Scientists to Market

first_imgSome of Europe’s top scientists will get financial help to see whether the results of their research could succeed in the marketplace. The European Research Council (ERC), the European Union’s funding program for frontier research, said today that it will offer the individual scientists it already funds the chance to apply for €150,000 “Proof of Concept” grants to give potential innovations a boost on their way to the marketplace. Researchers can use the funds to clarify intellectual property questions, do market research, or investigate commercial opportunities, according to today’s announcement. The aim is to enable ERC-chosen scientists to present their ideas to venture capitalist or companies that could then take their ideas to market. The idea grew out of the ERC Scientific Council’s efforts to build better relations with industry, says ERC President and Scientific Council Chair Helga Nowotny. Although ERC grants are open to company scientists, “We have very, very few apply,” she says—no ERC grants have yet been awarded to an industry researcher. Industry representatives have been “curious but reluctant” about applying for ERC funds, Nowotny says. The Proof of Concept grants “came up as something we could offer to our ERC grantees, and hopefully where the potential is there, someone [from industry] will pick up on it,” she says. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) “Some people might wonder if this is mission creep for the ERC,” says Peter Tindemans, a Dutch physicist and E.U. science policy expert. “But I don’t think it is,” he says. The money set aside for the program is roughly 1% of the ERC’s budget, he notes. “The combination of the ERC focusing on very high scientific originality and quality—and stimulating people to think about what it might mean for society? I think it’s a very good development.”last_img read more

Shreyas Iyer is going to be India’s long term No.4 says Ravi Shastri

first_imgAdvertisementRavi Shastri who was retained as the Indian Cricket Team head coach made a comment on the crucial No.4 spot which has been a headache for the Indian Cricket Team. The former All-rounder is determined to remove the blot for the Indian Cricket Team and says that he has found India’s new No.4.The slot of the No.4 batsman has been the talking point for quite sometime and Ravi Shastri while speaking to Times of India said that Shreyas Iyer would be there No.4 in One-Day format and they are willing to try new blood in the team with Iyer at the controversial No.4.Iyer interestingly didn’t bat at No.4 in the two one-day games India played against West Indies at Port-of Spain and scored 71 and 68 while he was batting at No.5. Shreyas Iyer who made his debut for the Indian Cricket team in 2017 against Sri Lanka has had a good start in his one-day career and would be looking to continue his perform.The Indian Cricket Team Captain was in all praise of the Mumbai middle order Batsman and said that “He understood the value of performing in these situations. The way he (Shreyas Iyer) batted out there, he took a lot of pressure off me. His knock was the game-changer. We want to have people take responsibility at different batting positions. But he certainly presented a strong case for himself. He completely played in full control and was putting pressure on the bowlers.”Shastri also emphasized on how he is going to use new blood and strengthen the bench of the Indian Cricket Team for better results in limited-overs cricket.Advertisementlast_img read more