Moroccan funded hotel to resume construction

first_img 552 Views   3 comments Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Moroccan funded hotel to resume construction by: – April 4, 2015 Share Work on the Moroccan funded Cabrits Resort and Spa could resume this month. The hotel which is about 75 percent complete has been at a standstill for several months. Parliamentary Representative for Portsmouth Ian Douglas says the Moroccan government has given the assurance for the completion of the hotel. “Well we had word that we would resume operations early in April we are in April so we are hopeful that before the end of the month we should see work recommence on that project,” “The project is being controlled and managed by the Moroccans themselves, we at the stage where most of the concrete structural work have been completed and so we await another team of Moroccans to focus on things like the furnishing, tiling, electrical, plumbing that’s where we are at this pointing time,” he said. Douglas noted that there were some administrative issues from the Moroccan end which needed finalization for the completion of the hotel. “Because it’s a gift to the government of Dominica and there were some administrative issues on in the government they were sorting out, the government was sort of in transition and we believe that this was the cause for the delay but certainly we’ve had the commitment that they intend to come back to complete the hotel,” he said. The hotel, which includes fifty-eight (58) rooms and ten (10) suites with a spa, a pool and restaurants, a conference facility with the capacity to host one hundred (100) or more people, began in September 2011.The Cabrits Hotel & Spa, when completed, is expected to employ at least one hundred (100) Dominicans.The Dominica Government signed an MOU for the construction of a high end hotel in Portsmouth with a Dubai-based company, Range Property Development.That hotel will be between 75 to 125 rooms with a company called Range Property.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Mitsubishi Develops 28 GHz GaN Doherty 5G Power Amplifier Using NI AWR Software

first_imgLeading electronic technology expert, Mitsubishi Electric, has announced the development of a 28 GHz High-Efficiency GaN Doherty 5G Power Amplifier (PA) using National Instruments’ NI AWR software (Which has not been acquired by Cadence). The software helps design engineers dramatically reduce development time and cost for components, circuits, systems and subsystems employed in wireless, high-speed wired, broadband, aerospace and defense, and electro-optical applications.The Ka-band is a popular frequency for millimeter-wave (mmWave) applications for 5G. High efficiency and high output power amplifiers (PAs) are required to reduce power consumption and increase data transmission distance. However, although gallium nitride (GaN) is widely used for wideband applications, most Ka-band GaN amplifiers have only 10% efficiency at backoff output power due to their Class-AB single-ended configuration.Mitsubishi Electric engineers were challenged to meet the requirements for a PA with high output power and high efficiency at back-off output power by designing a 28 GHz PA monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) using a high-efficiency Doherty architecture. The PA MMIC was to be fabricated using a 0.15 µm GaN process technology with a 50 µm silicon carbide (SiC) substrate (Figure 1).The design goals for the GaN Doherty PA MMIC were 28 GHz operation, 3 W saturated output power, and power-added efficiency (PAE) over 20% at 6-8 dB back-off output power. The designers chose NI AWR Design Environment platform for this exacting design and believe that the resulting Doherty PA device is the state of the art in 5G amplifier devices for the Ka-band.The parameters of the Doherty output combiner, which consisted of microstrip lines and metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitors on a 50-µm thickness SiC substrate, were calculated using Microwave Office circuit design software. Electromagnetic (EM) simulations were performed on the Doherty output combiner using the AXIEM planar EM simulator. The layout and EM simulation are shown in Figure 2.Figure 3 below provides the measured and simulated large-signal characteristics of the fabricated GaN Doherty PA MMIC. The fabricated 2-stage Doherty PA using a GaN high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) achieved a measured saturation output power of 35.6 dBm (3.6 W) and peak PAE of 26%. PAE of 23% and 20% was obtained at 6 dB and 8 dB back-off, respectively.Because the 5G market is developing rapidly, early delivery of amplifiers to market is critical. According to the Mitsubishi design team, the straightforward, integrated NI AWR software environment enabled fast development of the GaN PA MMIC while meeting all requirements. The AXIEM simulator reduced analysis time by 50%. In addition, ready access to a design kit for the Mitsubishi Electric GaN process that enabled the engineers to optimize the development environment.The speed of the circuit and EM simulation was so fast that the AXIEM simulator was able to do the required simulations very quickly and provided high accuracy results. The designers at Mitsubishi recommend NI AWR software and plan to use it from now on because of its beneficial development environment and simulation speed and accuracy.Click here to learn more about the NI AWR Design Enviornment.last_img read more

New Specification Updates for Selected 2017 BMW Motorcycles

first_imgLatest addition to the BMW rangeRacing-oriented boxer with single seat and motorsport-painted tail humpPainted steel tank, traditional forks, cast wheels, single tailpipe, half-fairing with windscreen and lower clip-on handlebarsLight White colour with motorsport accent graphic2017 BMW R nineT Pure New instrument cluster with updated electronics and on board computerNew fully-adjustable front forks and spoke wheelsAutomatic Stability Control as an add-on factory optionAdditional colour options; Black Storm Metallic and Blue Planet Metallic2017 BMW R 1200 GS & GS Adventure According to BMW Motorrad USA, the announcement made earlier today was regarding the equipment updates for the listed 2017 BMW motorcycles models. The list includes the all-new 2017 BMW R nineT Racer, the all-new 2017 BMW R nineT Pure, the flagship 2017 BMW R nineT, the 2017 R 1200 GS and GS Adventure, and the S 1000 R and RR. Below is the list of individual bikes with the updates.2017 BMW S 1000 RR New Akrapovic HP Titanium muffler as standardRedesigned side panels, headlight and instrument displayUpdate engine with horsepower increase to 165hpRevised chassis with similar main-frame tail as the S 1000 RRNew Gear Shift Assist Pro (in replacement of Gear Shift Assist) for clutchless up/down shiftsRide Modes Pro now includes additional features; ABS Pro, Launch Control and Pit Lane Speed LimiterNew configurable ‘user’ mode for the Dynamic Pro ModeNew wheel design option with red accent stripeNew colours; Light White / Lupin Blue Metallic / Racing Red2017 BMW R nineT Racer Redesigned graphics with larger RR logoNew Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) in replacement of the older Automatic Stability Control (ASC). New DTC comes with lean-angle sensorStandard single seat with passenger seat coverNew lighter HP lithium-ion batteryNew colours; Light White / Lupin Blue Metallic / Racing Red / Granite Grey Metallic / Black2017 BMW S 1000 R 2017 models include R nineT, R nineT Racer, R nineT Pure, R 1200 GS, R 1200 GS Adventure, S 1000 R and S 1000 RRcenter_img 2016 BMW S 1000 RR Updated front panel designKeyless Ride added to Touring and Premium PackageRide Modes Pro now includes Dynamic Traction Control, Hill Start Control and Dynamic Pro ModeNew colour options; Light White / Lupin Blue Metallic / Espresso Metallic (Exclusive Package)Updated passenger kit with centre stand, standard windshield and seatMore factory options; High Comfort Seat, Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA), Extra High Rally Seat, Sport Suspension and windshield, off-road tyres and comfort seatWe haven’t received any news on when these updates will hit our shores but do stay tuned to Bikes Republic for more updates.PHOTO SOURCE: BMW Motorrad–Ads– Equipment updates for R nineT, GS and S1000 range Classic naked roadster with customisation optionsPainted single-colour steel tank, traditional forks, cast wheels, single tailpipe, and single speedometerAdditional add-on features; spoke wheels, aluminium fuel tank (sanded or visible welds), chrome exhaust, low suspension, heated grips, anti-theft alarm and Automatic Stability ControlComes in Catalano Grey colour2017 BMW R nineTlast_img read more

Officials hope new FM 732 corridor leads to SPI

first_img RelatedNow open: Ribbon cutting ceremony held for new pavilion, boardwalkBy GAIGE DAVILA editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Several local, county, and state officials officially opened the new pavilion and boardwalk on Isla Blanca Park via a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 29, just before sunset. The pavilion and boardwalk have been open since last week, in conclusion to over a year of construction…September 6, 2019In “News”Another one: State Senator Lucio announces 2020 reelection campaign, faces two challengersBy GAIGE DAVILA editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com   In a field just north of Alton Gloor Boulevard and Highway 77, Texas state senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., announced his 2020 campaign for reelection during a “Super Pachanga” party, similar to the festival Lucio threw in 1990 for his first Texas senate campaign.    …September 13, 2019In “News”$36 million awarded for port projectSpecial to the PRESS The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority awarded a contract in the amount of $36,055,194.43 to Ballenger Construction Company, Inc. for highway improvements to the SH 550 Direct Connector Project along U.S. 77/83 and SH 550 (formerly known as FM 511). The Direct Connector Toll Facility Project,…August 13, 2012In “News” Share By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Special to the PRESS In what San Benito Mayor Joe H. Hernandez called a “long overdue” project, City of San Benito officials together with representatives of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) gathered Monday for a ribbon cutting ceremony that marked the opening of a new FM 732 corridor in town.The ribbon cutting, spon­sored by the San Benito Cham­ber of Commerce, was held at the site of Phase 1 of the project, which is nearly a mile of roadway located between south of US Expressway 77/83 and Business 77. Phase 2 is ap­proximately two miles in length and stretches from Long Lane to south of the expressway.According to TxDOT Area Engineer Arnold Cortez, the project, completed in February, totaled over $4 million in state monies, $2,021,583 for Phase 1 and $2,064,052 for Phase 2. Additional railroad work pre­vented the corridor’s opening until now, Cortez said.To see this story in print, pick up a copy of the Aug. 1 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.AREA OFFICIALS CELEBRATE FM 732 OPENINGlast_img read more

Holy Week schedule at OLSS

first_img Share By MARTHA McCLAINSpecial to the PRESSHoly Week observances begin locally with a Palm Sunday procession before Mass and concluding Easter Vigil mass on Holy Saturday at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, located at 705 S. Longoria Street in Port Isabel.Residents are invited to participate in the procession, which will originate in the Parish Hall for the Blessing of the Palms. The procession will travel from the Hall, down Longoria Street into the entrance of the Church.Traditional observances scheduled include a live re-enactment of the Good Friday Stations of the Cross on March 30 at 3 p.m. on church grounds, and the Holy Thursday Mass with the Washing of the Feet as part of the Last Supper.The schedule of Masses and Confessions for Holy Week is as follows:Monday, March 26, Mass at 5:30 p.m. in SpanishConfessions at 6:30 p.m.Tuesday, March 27, Mass at 7:30 a.m. in EnglishChrism mass at the Basilica in San Juan at 6:30 p.m. A bus will take parishioners to the Mass. The bus will depart and 4 p.m. and is free. Seating is limited. Make reservations at the office.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedHoly Week schedule set at OLSS Catholic ChurchBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Palm Sunday begins Holy Week observances at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Port Isabel. Masses for Palm Sunday start with a Vigil on Saturday at 5 p.m. and continue Sunday at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 12 noon. Holy Thursday,…March 27, 2015In “News”Holy Week services slated at OLSSBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS As Catholics in the Laguna Madre area completed a celebration of Palm Sunday, plans were announced for Holy Week activities at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Port Isabel. Holy Week is considered the most sacred of all times in the…April 2, 2012In “News”OLSS adds Spanish servicesBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS During the months of July and August, Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church is celebrating an additional Mass at 2 p.m. in Spanish for visitors primarily from Mexico. Everyone is welcome. The regular Mass schedule includes services Saturday at 5 p.m., and…July 1, 2016In “News”last_img read more

After Bauza, Argentina dream of Sampaoli

first_imgWith a year to go to the 2018 World Cup, Argentina have no room for error, and dream of hiring Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli now they have sacked Edgardo Bauza.Sitting fifth in the South American table — outside the automatic qualifying spots — the two-time World Cup champions are looking for a coach to turn things around after the beleaguered Argentine Football Association fired Bauza on Monday.But will Sampaoli be the one? – Sampaoli the favorite — but… – The timing looks perfect. Sampaoli, who has coached Sevilla to a surprisingly successful season in La Liga, recently said he dreamed of coaching Lionel Messi.The Barcelona superstar has also given his blessing to the 57-year-old coach — a must to get the top job. The five-time World Player of the Year has vast influence at the AFA, where there has been a power vacuum at the top since longtime boss Julio Grondona died in 2014 after 35 years at the helm.Like Messi — and Bauza — Sampaoli hails from Argentina’s Santa Fe province, a cradle of football talent. He makes a credible candidate for the job. He could even finish the current season in Spain, since Argentina’s next official match is not until after the summer break.In a coaching career that has taken him to Peru, Ecuador, Chile and now Europe, Sampaoli’s greatest success is his 2015 Copa America title for Chile — against Messi’s Argentina. A student of legendary Argentine manager Marcelo Bielsa, Sampaoli has an aggressive attacking style that would represent a clean break with the timid play of Bauza’s short reign.The AFA already courted him in 2016, when it was seeking a replacement for Gerardo Martino after he quit. Sampaoli, who had just signed with Sevilla, said he had to decline, with regret. – Plan B: Simeone? – “Sampaoli remains the favorite to become the next coach of Argentina,” local sports daily Ole declared on its front page Tuesday. But AFA chiefs “will also meet with (Diego) Simeone” of Atletico Madrid, it added.New AFA boss Claudio Tapia will travel to Spain this week to meet with Sampaoli, Simeone and possibly other candidates. Simeone, 46, has always voiced interest in coaching the national team, but suggested it would be later in his career. His current contract with Atletico runs until 2018, and he looks content to stay in Europe for now.The next coach of Argentina will carry a massive weight on his shoulders: after coming heartbreakingly close to victory in the 2014 World Cup, this football-mad nation is demanding nothing less than the trophy in Russia. But first, Argentina have to qualify — without Messi, who has been suspended for three matches for insulting an official. – Bauza breakup story – Bauza kicked off his tenure in August 2016 with a headline-grabbing success: he convinced Messi to come back after the frustrated phenom announced he was retiring from international play following Argentina’s loss to Chile in the Copa America finals.But in eight months, he has coached the team to three wins, three losses and two draws — hardly the kind of success Argentines are used to. Bauza’s fate was sealed by an embarrassing 2-0 loss to Bolivia and a leadership shake-up at the AFA, where Tapia was elected president on March 30.Already under fire over Argentina’s lackluster play — which saw it lose the number one spot in FIFA’s world rankings to arch-rivals Brazil — Bauza appears to have lost the association’s trust. “The team is playing badly. Everyone knows that,” Tapia said last week. He is now off to Spain to seek Messi and company’s next coach — and, he hopes, a saviour of Argentina’s World Cup dreams.last_img read more

Everton bid £30m for Iwobi

first_imgEverton have launched a bid to sign Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi before Thursday’s transfer deadline.The Toffees have been chasing Wilfried Zaha in recent weeks but have seen at least two bids knocked back by Crystal Palace for the Ivory Coast international.And with boss Marco Silva keen to add another winger to his squad, he has turned his attentions to Iwobi, with Everton having now made their first move to land the 23-year-old.The Goodison Park outfit has tabled an opening offer – believed to total around £30 million ($36m), including add-ons – for the Gunners’ academy graduate.Arsenal have rejected the bid, however.Everton must now decide whether to increase their offer for a player who made 51 appearances last season in all competitions for Unai Emery’s side, scoring six goals.Iwobi was a key player for Emery during his first campaign in charge at the Emirates, with no player in the squad featuring in more games than the young forward.But he is not a guaranteed starter and the arrival of Nicolas Pepe from Lille and the return of Reiss Nelson following his loan spell with Hoffenheim, could see his opportunities limited further.Speaking during the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this summer, where he helped Nigeria to a third-placed finish, Iwobi admitted that he would have to consider leaving his boyhood club if he believed he might struggle to get regular playing time.“I am not one to chicken out,” he said. “I have had it all over the years, being told I’m not good enough.“So whenever the chance comes I always try and prove I should be starting. Obviously my joy is to play football and not just sit out.“If it comes to that I would have no choice but to leave. But I would always put up a fight to play – that is what I’ve done all my life.”The interest from Everton gives Arsenal a headache so close to Thursday’s transfer deadline.Iwobi is home-grown and provides versatility across the frontline in a squad that will once again compete in four competitions next season.But a significant offer could tempt them into doing business, as they continue to try and bolster their defence before Thursday’s 5pm BST (12pm ET) deadline.last_img read more

Founding Wild owner Bob Naegele Jr. dies at 78

first_img KEYWORDS obituary, Minnesota Wild, Bob Naegele Jr. Former Minnesota Wild owner Bob Naegele Jr., seen in a September 2000 file photo, died on Wednesday. He was 78. | AP “A piece of his heart and soul will remain forever as a part of the Wild,” said current owner Craig Leipold, who bought the club from Naegele in 2008. “We will honor that. My family and I are so fortunate to have the chance to build on the great foundation he established here.”Naegele was the lead investor in the expansion franchise that began play in 2000, eight seasons after the North Stars left Minnesota for Dallas. A star goalie at Minnetonka High School in the Twin Cities area, Naegele built his wealth through a billboard company started by his father. He also helped revive the Minnesota-based Rollerblade company that fueled the in-line skating craze in the 1980s and 1990s. Naegele eventually retired in Florida.In 2008, he was one of the winners of the Lester Patrick Trophy for service to the sport.“We are all grateful to the dreamer who made the return of the NHL possible, as will be future generations of the Minnesota hockey fans,” said former Wild minority owner and chief executive officer Jac Sperling. “We will all miss Bob greatly.”Naegele was married to his wife, Ellis, for 58 years. They had three daughters and a son and 10 grandchildren. Bob Naegele Jr., the founding owner of the Minnesota Wild, has died of complications from cancer. He was 78.The Wild said Naegele died on Wednesday night with his family by his side. Players will wear a jersey patch with his initials for the remainder of the season, and a moment of silence will be held before Minnesota’s next home game on Tuesday night against Washington.center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 RELATED PHOTOSlast_img read more

CS Bakersfield pulls away from Chicago St, 64-51

first_imgBAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Javonte Maynor scored 21 points and Cal State Bakersfield ran away from Chicago State in the second half to score a 64-51 victory Thursday night.The Roadrunners (11-16, 6-5 Western Athletic Conference) held a five-point lead at intermission, and Maynor opened the second half by knocking down a pair of 3-pointers to bookend an 11-2 run that ballooned the lead to 39-25. Cortez Conners knocked down a 3-pointer with 2:03 left to make it a 16-point lead.Maynor was 7 of 12 from the field, including 5 of 10 from beyond the arc. Conners was 5 of 7 from distance and finished with 17 points for Bakersfield, which collectively shot 23 of 46 from the field (50 percent) and 11 of 20 from beyond the arc.Jawad Adekoya scored 15 points to lead Chicago State (6-21, 2-8), which shot just 36.5 percent from the field (19 of 52) and was 10 of 23 from distance.last_img read more

Tickets to rainouts can be used for admission to LSU series

first_imgSTARKVILLE Fans that purchased tickets to Mississippi State’s rained out games against Mississippi Valley State or Northwestern State may exchange them for a general admission ticket to one of the final three home games of the season this weekend against No. 1 LSU.Fans can exchange tickets at the MSU ticket office behind home plate, which opens two hours before first pitch at each game this weekend.Mississippi State hosts LSU at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, 7 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday.MSU has not made a decision on whether to reschedule its matchup with Northwestern State. If the game is played, fans that exchanged their ticket must purchase another to attend that makeup vs. Northwestern State.Under no circumstance will the MSU ticket office reprint a lost Mississippi Valley or Northwestern State game ticket. The offer does not apply to fans who have lost or thrown away their tickets. Fans must exchange tickets on gameday at either the box office behind home plate or the outfield.last_img read more