TriQuint Semiconductor, today announced that it has produced the industry’s first gallium nitride (GaN) transistors using GaN-on-diamond wafers that substantially reduce semiconductor temperatures while maintaining high RF performance. TriQuint’s breakthrough technology enables new generations of RF amplifiers up to three times smaller or up to three times the power of today’s GaN solutions. TriQuint received a Compound Semiconductor Industry Award in March commending its new GaN-on-diamond achievements. TriQuint’s James L. Klein, Vice President and General Manager for Infrastructure and Defense Products, remarked that unlocking the true potential of high-efficiency GaN circuits will depend on achievements like those of TriQuint’s advanced research and development program. Operating temperature largely determines high performance semiconductor reliability. It’s especially critical for GaN devices that are capable of very high power densities. “By increasing the thermal conductivity and reducing device temperature, we are enabling new generations of GaN devices that may be much smaller than today’s products. This gives significant RF design and operational benefits for our commercial and defense customers,” he said. TriQuint demonstrated its new GaN-on-diamond, high electron mobility transistors (HEMT) in conjunction with partners at the University of Bristol, Group4 Labs and Lockheed Martin under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Near Junction Thermal Transport (NJTT) program. NJTT is the first initiative in DARPA’s new ‘Embedded Cooling’ program that includes the ICECool Fundamentals and ICECool Applications research and development engagements. NJTT focuses on device thermal resistance ‘near the junction’ of the transistor. Thermal resistance inside device structures can be responsible for more than 50% of normal operational temperature increases. TriQuint research has shown that GaN RF devices can operate at a much higher power density and in smaller sizes, through its highly effective thermal management techniques.
‘He stands for everything we believe in’: Marc Reininger hasn’t played much, but made mark on Utah basketball team Related SALT LAKE CITY — After two more disappointing road losses last weekend in northern California, Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak was unhappy with a lot of things.He wasn’t happy with his team’s defense. He wasn’t happy with its ballhandling. He wasn’t happy with its defensive rebounding. He wasn’t happy with its overall scrappiness. He vowed his team would make changes for its final regular-season game, which will be played Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the Huntsman Center. Unfortunately, the opponent is Colorado, which gave the Utes their biggest loss of the season, a 39-point shellacking in Boulder back on Jan. 12, a defeat Krystkowiak called “embarrassing.” Utah’s Rylan Jones is ‘a ways away’ from playing after suffering head injury against Cal “It was definitely a physical matchup — we weren’t prepared from a physical point of view from every position,” Krystkowiak said earlier this week. “It was a struggle for us.”The Buffaloes, who have been ranked nationally for much of the season, will presumably come into the game a bit angry after dropping their last three games, at home to UCLA and on the road to Cal and Stanford, in which they scored just 63, 62 and 64 points, respectively. They are still a “lock” for the NCAA Tournament according to most experts, but they will be motivated to win Saturday so they can get one of the first-round byes in the upcoming Pac-12 Tournament, which begins Wednesday in Las Vegas.Right now the Buffs are tied for third at 10-7 with Arizona, Arizona State and USC, which all have home games Saturday. A victory would ensure them a top-four slot and they could even grab the No. 3 spot if they finish in a four-way tie. However, a loss could drop Colorado to sixth or even seventh if Stanford knocks off Oregon.The Utes’ task could be even tougher if Rylan Jones is unable to play. Jones suffered an apparent concussion in last week’s game at Cal and Krystkowiak indicated early in the week that he wasn’t close to being ready to play. In the meantime, the Utes coach says he wants to simplify the offense and get his team to play with more energy after feeling like his players weren’t aggressive enough in going after loose balls and allowing Cal far too many offensive rebounds.“We need to fight and scratch and claw a little more,” he sad. “That will be a big focus for us.”“We’ve got to focus on rebounding this week, have that mentality of watching when the shot goes up and hit our guy before they get us,” said freshman center Branden Carlson.If Jones is unable to go, Both Gach will take over point guard duties and be aided by Jaxon Brenchley, who would likely start at the other guard position. The Utes will also use Alfonso Plummer, who has played very well off the bench in recent games. The only senior on the team, Marc Reininger, who has been out with a concussion for six weeks, will be honored before the game.Colorado is led by guard McKinley Wright IV, who averages 14.0 ppg, 5.6 rpg and 5.0 apg. Tyler Bey is close behind at 13.6 ppg, while grabbing 9.0 rebounds per game. Other starters are D’Shawn Schwartz (10.4 ppg), Evan Battey (8.9 ppg) and Shane Gatling (6.7 ppg).There are still numerous scenarios for the final Pac-12 standings heading into Saturday’s final games. Right now, the only set position for next week’s Pac-12 tourney belongs to Washington, which will be the No. 12 seed. Stanford is the likely No. 7 team unless it can upset Oregon. UCLA and Oregon are tied for the top spot at 12-5 and then there are the four teams tied for third at 10-7.The Utes are tied for ninth place in the Pac-12 at 6-11 with Oregon State and Washington State. If they can beat Colorado, they’ll likely finish in a tie for eighth place with the Beavers and Cal, who meet Saturday in Corvallis, assuming the Beavers win. Utah can also finish 10th with a loss, but is unlikely to finish at No. 11 unless Washington State upsets Arizona State.The 8 vs. 9 game will be played at 1 p.m. MST Wednesday at the T-Mobile Arena, while the 7 vs. 10 game will be played at 7 p.m. MT.Utes on the airUtah (15-14, 6-11, Pac-12) vs. Colorado (21-9, 10-7)Saturday, 12:30 p.m.Huntsman CenterTV: Pac-12 NetworkRadio: ESPN AM700 read more
On Sunday, Jan. 30 at 9:30 p.m. Golden RCMP received a missing persons report about two overdue skiers.The two males from Vancouver Island had been skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort the day prior to the report. RCMP were notified by a friend of the party that the two individuals were unaccounted for. Golden RCMP notified Golden Search and Rescue and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort of the missing persons. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort conducted an inbounds perimeter search for the missing party. No missing persons were found within the ski area boundary. In addition, a full air search began with Golden Search and Rescue at first light on Monday, Jan. 31. At approximately 8:37 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 31 the first individual was spotted by the Golden Search and Rescue approximately six kilometres outside and beyond the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort controlled recreational area. A long line rescue was used as the individual was in a heavily forested area. At 9:30 a.m. the first individual was rescued and transferred to Golden and District Hospital. At 10:16 a.m. the second individual was found outside Kicking Horse Mountain Resorts controlled recreational area in approximately the same region. The individual was transferred by helicopter to hospital. Both males are presently being treated for non-life threatening injuries. The Golden RCMP is currently investigating the incident. read more
SECOND HALF 36min – Joe Canning with an early free levels it for the first time since 0-037min – John McGrath with a routine free restores the Tipp lead42min – GOAL for Galway, seconds after having a shot saved Galway go back down and Iarla Tannian’s bouncing shot finds its way past Darren Gleeson and Galway lead for the first time45min – Sub John O’Dwyer and Adrian Ryan level up the contest46min – Joe Canning gets another for the home side but Tipperary’s momentum continues with John McGrath and Cathal Barrett scoring49min – Davy Glennon and Joe Canning with a free getting a lead for Galway again 2-13 to 1-1552min – John McGrath with a couple of frees puts Tipp ahead in this ding dong battle that is developing at Pearse Stadium54min – Niall Burke makes it 20-20 and gets his second of the day55min – Huge chance for Tipperary John “Bubbles” O’Dwyer with 2 chances of a goal Skehill saves the first and the second attempt is flicked wide56min – Jason Flynn’s score worth twice as much psychologically after that Tipperary missed goal58min – Niall Burke with a fine strike high up and over67min – Tipp point from Daire Quinn is cancelled out by a Canning free68min – Michael Breen with his 3rd of the day from midfield69min – Niall Burke with an instinctive strike a huge score at this stage of the day.70+1min – Padraig Maher and Noel McGrath, 2 scores in 30 seconds for Tipp and we are level70+3min – Joe Canning with a dream score a free from 60m on the sideline and Galway lead with 1min left70+4min – Time is almost up but with the final strike of the day Bubbles O’Dwyer finds space to level itFULL TIME Its a draw, exciting 2nd half in Pearse StadiumFIRST HALF1min – Tipp Wing back Barry Heffernan opens the scoring3min – GOAL Noel McGrath sets up Niall O’Meara who finishes to the net and not the start Galway wanted.5min – Noel McGrath and Niall Burke swap scores, Galway up and running7min – Adrian Ryan slots one under pressure for Tipperary9min – Goal chance for Conor Whelan hits the side netting9min – Jason Flynn with a good take and finishes in a point10min – Joe Canning surges down the centre and a quickfire double for Galway who recovered well from the early goal14min – Joe Canning with two frees and sandwiched between was a Brendan Maher score for Tipp15min -Tipp Full Forward John McGrath restores the goal advantge 1-5 to 0-5 after the opening quarter of an hour18min – John McGrath’s free given as a score despite appeals from Galway players to the umpire that it was wide20min – Midfielders Brendan Maher and Michael Breen hit 2 in a minute and the visitors open a 6pt lead21min – Joe Canning makes a goal chance from nothing and gets a shot away but its saved by Darren Gleeson, Canning down after a collision in that action27min – Noel McGrath adds another for the Munster side32min – Joe Canning showing that knock didnt hinder his striking with 2 frees34min – Michael Breen adds his 2nd of the day from midfield as we head towards the break35+1min – Mannion and Flynn work a nice score for Galway35+2min – In a similar move that resulted in his first goal chance Joe Canning bursts down the left and cuts in and blasts to the net and Galway will be delighted with the change to their situation before the break35+3min – Joe Cannings free is dispatched and a fast finish from Galway leaves them 1pt behind at the break MATCH PROGRAMMEprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email NHL Division 1 – GALWAY 2-19 V 1-22 TIPPERARY – 2pm Pearse Stadium read more
The LGFA will continue to engage and work closely with the relevant authorities and the GAA in relation to all matters. THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association has noted and studied the publication of the Road Map for reopening the country, issued by the Government last Friday (May 1). The LGFA has at all times adhered to the safety guidelines issued by the Government and health authorities, and will continue to do so.The Management Committee of the LGFA’s Central Council met remotely on Thursday evening (May 7) and in light of the current situation, it was agreed to change the registration date for 2020 to August 1, in an effort to assist clubs.The registration dates for 2021, 2022 and 2023 will be July 1, June 1 and April 1 respectively.Over the coming weekend, the LGFA will consult with county team captains, managers, referees, club and county executives, through surveys, to gather their views as we work through our current circumstances.The TG4 All-Ireland Championship will not take place in the format and timeline as planned – and further clarification will be issued on this shortly.LGFA CEO Helen O’Rourke commented: “I thank all of our members for their ongoing and continued support in these challenging times, and I compliment them for the tremendous work they are carrying out within their local communities.“I urge all of you to continue to adhere to the current guidelines in place – and stay safe.“While we must plan for the future, the health and safety of our members is our main priority at the present time.” print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email read more
The Mayo cycling league with the help of the on-line app “Zwift” stepped up and set up a weekly league consisting of 8 rounds. Some evenings there were over 60 riders racing each other virtually….A select group of hardened (mad in the head) cyclists dreamed up a unique challenge for themselves, this is to virtually climb Mount Everest from their own homes…. It sounds crazy but with a bit of planning and a lot of suffering the 13 Mayo riders will have raised a lot of funds for Croí Heart and Stroke come next Saturday evening May 30th. For the past ten weeks cyclists all over the country have been locked-down as restrictions have stopped them from cycling any further than 2 kilometres from their homes. Lately this has been increased to 5 kilometres. The weather has been abnormally good for the time of year, so for cyclists who are used to logging daily spins in-excess of 100k‘s it’s the equivalent of a kid been stuck in a sweet shop and not been allowed to take a sweet. The challenge…vEveresting13 riders scattered around the county of Mayo will attempt to ride the same amount of vertical meters as climbing Mt Everest using the on line app Zwift connected to a direct drive turbo trainer to simulate the real thing virtually… it will take 14 hrs of nonstop Hell … glued to a saddle in their own homes climbing away for hours looking at their laptop screens… it’s 9 times up and down Alpe du Zwift…The team…Belmullet CCAlan Concannon Annagh WheelersDarragh Delaney Eoin Waldron Westport Covey WheelersAidan Gill Keith MulroyRob FlynnBryan HylandTom BourkeAidan CampbellWestern Lakes CC Colin Loughney Janis Blinovs Kieran Heneghan Pádraig MarreyThese are the riders and are the biggest known group from the one area to attempt such a feat virtually… On Saturday May 30th starting at 5am..Anyone who would like to support them on there own bikes can simple join one of the participants VIRTUALLY for one or more of the climbs to see what its like.. To donate https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/vEveresting print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email read more
Brendan Rodgers is WRONG to leave Celtic and become the new manager of Leicester City at this stage of the season, according to talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan.The former Celtic boss has been confirmed as the new manager of the Foxes on a contract until 2022, replacing Claude Puel, who was sacked on Sunday. “Celtic afforded Brendan an opportunity when his stock wasn’t that high and I think he’s done a great job.“I know that ultimately Brendan should have an opportunity to advance his career, and I’m all for people doing that, but you’re two months away from the end of the season.“I think he should finish this season and Celtic and Leicester should work out a deal that enables him to do that.” Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move The Northern Irishman’s first game in charge of his new club is for their trip to Watford on Sunday, who Rodgers managed briefly in the 2008/09 season.But while Leicester are floating around in mid-table, Celtic are aiming to make history this season with a ‘treble-treble’ still to play for. Brendan Rodgers is in line to take over at Leicester City REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury BEST OF REVEALED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS RANKED ADVICE Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Brendan Rodgers has guided Celtic to seven consecutive domestic trophies since he took charge in 2016 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions no dice MONEY huge blow 2 And Jordan is adamant Rodgers should not have been allowed to leave the Glasgow club with two months of the campaign remaining, suggesting the clubs should have struck a deal to stall the move until the summer.Speaking to Jim White before Rodgers’ appointment was confirmed, Jordan said: “There’s an element of a lack of professional courtesy about this.“I don’t think it’s going to make much difference to Leicester’s season to take him now.“They’re not going to get relegated and they’re not going to get in the top six. “When a manager asks for permission, the relationship is now broken.” ❌“There’s an element of a lack of professional courtesy about this.”@SJOpinion10 what it’s like when a manager asks to talk to another club. pic.twitter.com/TaPLwgvZN3— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) February 26, 2019 read more
Starbucks’ holiday drinks are out and, apparently, they’re trying to KILL YOU. Because according to a new study, they have a RIDICULOUS amount of sugar in them. And that’s actually BETTER than they’ve been in the past. Starbucks says they’ve cut the sugar in their Christmas drinks by 33% in the past three years. A grande Gingerbread Frappuccino, Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino, or Caramel Brulee Frappuccino all have as much sugar as seven Krispy Kreme glazed DONUTS. And a venti Eggnog Latte has as much as five-and-a-half.
23 March 2010Durban may be a host city for the upcoming 2010 Fifa World Cup™, but last week it hosted a football tournament with a difference, with street children from eight countries congregating in the coastal city to battle it out against each other.Vincent Khumalo (16) ran away from home in Johannesburg when he developed a drinking and smoking habit that led him to thieving. After roaming the streets of Durban, he was introduced to the Umthombo Foundation, where he started playing football. Today he plays for the South African street child team, and dreams of becoming an engineer.Vincent is just one of over 100 children from eight countries, including India, Brazil, Tanzania, Ukraine, Nicaragua, Philippines, the UK and South Africa, that took part in the first ever seven-a-side Street Child World Championship at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) in Durban from 15 to 21 March.The week-long tournament, organised by UK Human Rights organisation Amos Trust, followed the groundbreaking work of the Durban-based Umthombo Foundation and was a celebration of the potential of street children, if they’re given a chance.Football changing livesAnd with the World Cup around the corner, it served as an example for South Africa of how football can change lives.The championship has elicited significant attention and support, with former England Captain David Beckham, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Ukrainian striker Andriy Shevchenko among those who officially endorsed the event as a means to provide a platform for the rights of street children to be heard.According to Tom Hewitt, CEO of Umthombo, the world championship was created as a way of getting the plight of street children into the public arena.“Street children across the globe remains a peripheral issue with regards to development, and we thought that this could be a platform to bring the issue out into the mainstream as a development issue.”Hewitt said that the decision to host the tournament in South Africa came as a result of the country playing host to the Fifa World Cup in South Africa. He added that the Championship is to happen every four years, with the next one to be held in Rio de Janiero in Brazil in 2014.‘Our stories are alike’Vincent Khumalo really enjoyed the tournament experience. “Meeting these other children helps me a lot because our stories are alike,” Khumalo said. “I also think to myself that if I get a second chance, I must go back to school, and not make the same mistakes I made.”Street child Dennis David (15) from Tanzania said that he never imagined there would be street children in other parts of the world. The small lad said the tournament showed people that street children are capable.“People normally look at street children and think they can do nothing … but this tournament will show that we can do amazing things. I want to become a professional footballer and play for Tanzania one day at the World Cup … and win it,” he said with a smile.David ran away from home after suffering abuse from this stepmother, but counsellors have been working to get him to reintegrate with his family, and he is due to rejoin his family after the tournament.Marsh Sylvestres, who coaches the Tanzanian street child team and who also coaches the Tanzanian U17 team, agreed that football helped their shattered confidence.“Now they are able to look at the future and they feel they’re human beings,” Syvestres said.Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committee read more
Josiah Thugwane celebrates his win at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. Next to him is South Korea’s Lee Bong-Ju. Thugwane was the first black South African to win a gold medal at the Games. (Image: Zar.co.za) MEDIA CONTACTS • Department of Sport and Recreation +27 12 304 5000• Athletics South Africa +27 11 880 5800 RELATED ARTICLES • Running into the history books • Olympic countdown begins • Laureus honour for Blade Runner • Semenya takes gold for SA Valencia TalaneAlthough his childhood dream was to become a professional football player, it was his unexpected triumph at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 – in the men’s marathon – that won Josiah Thugwane his long-standing fame and glory as one of South Africa’s greatest sport achievers.Thugwane, who was only 25 years old at the time, ran into the Olympics history books as the first black South African to ever win a gold medal in the history of the Games.South Africans and the world at large were in love with the inspirational story of the young man who emerged from humble beginnings of rural South Africa to conquer the odds against him and succeed where many others could not.Memorable win for newly-reinstated SABeating South Korea’s Lee Bong-Ju and Kenya’s Eric Wainaina, who finished second and third respectively, Thugwane went for the finish line at Olympic stadium, first glancing behind him to see the substantial gap he’d cleared between himself and Lee.As he crossed the line he waved his hands in the air, signing an upside-down number “7” with his fingers. This is a gesture that is common among South Africans who use it to signify a celebration of sorts. It would become one of the new South Africa’s greatly used, symbolic visual memories for years to come.“I won the medal for all the people of South Africa and especially for my president, Nelson Mandela, who made it possible for us to be part of the international community,” he said later when interviewed by international media.South Africa’s inclusion in the Olympics was withdrawn in 1962, owing to the UN general assembly resolution 1761 that barred the country’s participation due to its apartheid policy. It was only reinstated in 1992.Back home, for many South Africans, Thugwane was a new hero, what with the taste of new found freedom still on everyone’s lips hardly two years after the demise of apartheid.His story was a great example of the inspiration that Mandela had been speaking of since his release from prison six years before. The Johannesburg Press Club named him the joint newsmaker of the year, alongside swimming sensation Penny Heyns, who had won two gold medals in the same year.An inspiration to othersThugwane’s story inspired a lot of interest from the world in the man who, at the time of his Olympic victory, had been running in local competitions for eight years, since the age of 17. His first experience of a marathon yielded a R50 (just under US$6) prize, for a 21km effort.The drive to continue running came from realising that he had set the bar for his career and loved the feeling of winning.Thugwane did not receive much education while he was growing up. In fact, he learned to read and write only after Atlanta, through the help of a tutor. At the time of the Olympics, he had been working for a mining company in his home province of Mpumalanga, and was a member of the company’s athletics club.Beyond AtlantaWith the eyes of the world now on him to see what his next move would be, Thugwane continued to take part in national and international marathons and half marathons after Atlanta.In 1997 he won the Fukuoka Marathon, an annual event that takes place in the Japanese city of the same name. Thugwane is ranked 10th best in the Fukuoka’s all-time best achievers. In the same year he was crowned South Africa’s Sportsman of the Year.Thugwane remains an influential part of South African sport, his profile being one of those featured in a 2012 series of great African sport stars by educational publishing company Awareness Publishing Group.In the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Thugwane again made history as only the third man ever to qualify to defend his marathon title. He did not succeed, finishing 20th.Some of Thugwane’s memorable events:1997 – Old Mutual Marathon champion, London Marathon (third)1998 – New York Marathon2000 – Olympic Games in Sydney2002 – Nagano Olympic Memorial Marathon2003 – World Championships2005 – 50km Forever Resorts Loskop MarathonOther accolades to his name1997 – World Athlete of the Year Award2008 – Inducted into the African Athletes Hall of Fame2011 – Received the order of Ikhamanga read more