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first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 27: Flanker Adam Kleeberger of Canada looks on during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between Canada and Japan at McLean Park on September 27, 2011 in Napier, New Zealand. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) The man with the impressive beard – Adam KleebergerOn today’s RWC Daily we chat to the Beardo himself, Adam Kleeberger. Plus reaction to Romania’s Pool B clash with Georgia and we join Samoa on the golf course.last_img

For South Carolina congregation, pumpkin patch leads to much more…

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Collierville, TN Tags by Laurie WozniakPosted Sep 28, 2018 For South Carolina congregation, pumpkin patch leads to much more than pies Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Holy Cross Pumpkin Patch is open seven days a week throughout October or until the pumpkins sell out. Saturdays and Sundays are the busiest days, and sales always pick up the closer it gets to Halloween. Photo: Randy Cockrill[Episcopal News Service] If you drive down SE Main Street in Simpsonville, South Carolina, during October you can’t miss the Holy Cross Pumpkin Patch. Piles and piles of pumpkins – thousands of them – in all shapes and sizes are for sale. But these pumpkins do far more than just decorate homes or get turned into jack-o’-lanterns.It all began 13 years ago, when Holy Cross Episcopal Church faced a budget crisis. The congregation was part of the Golden Strip Church Coalition, an alliance of local churches that had agreed to combine their time, talent and treasure annually to build one house for Habitat for Humanity. But with the church’s budget stretched thin, it appeared Holy Cross would fall short of its financial commitment to the coalition.A small committee met to discuss the problem. Folks were feeling pretty low. Where could they possibly get the dollars needed?That’s when Ennis Whiddon piped up. “I’ve got this idea. How about we sell pumpkins?” he said.Whiddon went on to explain how selling $6,000 worth of pumpkins would result in $1,000 profit to go toward the Habitat build.It’s all hands on deck when a tractor trailer shipment of 3,000 pumpkins and gourds arrives. Photo: Randy CockrillThe room grew quiet. People shuffled in their seats. The idea of selling thousands of dollars worth of pumpkins sounded a little crazy.Whiddon pressed on. He explained that Holy Cross could order pumpkins from Pumpkin Patch Fundraisers, which ran a farm in Farmington, New Mexico. The pumpkins would be trucked to Simpsonville in a semi.“If we don’t sell them, we owe nothing,” Whiddon explained.“Ennis had a get-it-done attitude,” recalls the Rev. Michael Flanagan, rector of Holy Cross. “He was kind of like a dog with a bone. When he got an idea, he didn’t let go of it easily.”With no money down and no contract to sign, the idea seemed too good to be true. Ennis urged Holy Cross to take a leap of faith. The Vaughn family, members of the church and owners of Vaughn’s Country Store, provided a prime location in the heart of Simpsonville, thus assuring the sale good visibility. The church ordered one quarter of a tractor trailer load of pumpkins and gourds to be delivered at the start of October.When the pumpkins arrived and folks saw just how high those pumpkins piled, many a parishioner began praying that they would manage to sell them all sell by month’s end. Their apprehensions were soon allayed. The first shipment sold out so quickly that another semi was dispatched to deliver more.In one month, Holy Cross sold $17,000 worth of pumpkins, gourds and ornamental corn. In doing so, they raised $5,500 for Habitat for Humanity. The Holy Cross Pumpkin Patch became an annual event.The Holy Cross Pumpkin Patch offers the best assortment of pumpkins and gourds in the Simpsonville area. Their prices aren’t the lowest, but 100 percent of profits are donated to area charities. Donations last year totaled $26,325.What it takesThe first 2018 organizing meeting took place in May. A second was held late in August, but by then, some behind-the-scenes work had already begun. Promotion within the church and volunteer sign-up started right after Labor Day. Actual setup begins the weekend before opening day.Early in the morning on October 6, the first semi full of pumpkins will be unloaded by volunteers from Holy Cross. The patch will open for business later that morning and the fun will begin.To staff the patch seven days a week for 26 days, volunteers must cover 248 two-hour shifts. These shifts are covered primarily by folks from Holy Cross, a congregation of 500 adult members. Volunteers from other churches and community organizations also pitch in. In addition, daily opening and closing work is required.To receive this year’s total order of 9,000 pumpkins, two additional tractor trailers will arrive at later dates. These will be unloaded by volunteers from some of the charities the Holy Cross Pumpkin Patch helps to support.Pumpkin Patch Fundraisers grows the pumpkins in cooperation with the Navajo Nation. The 1,200 acre farm employs more than 700 Native Americans during September and October, as well as a full-time off-season staff comprised entirely of Native Americans. In a region where unemployment exceeds 40 percent, jobs at this farm are highly prized.Carts make shopping easy for all ages, and all ages love the pumpkin patch. Many people return year after year. Photo: Randy CockrillWhat the patch gives“Our charter dictates that 100 percent of our proceeds must be donated to 501(c)(3) nonprofits that support people in our own area of upstate South Carolina,” says Randy Cockrill, who has served as Holy Cross’ lead pumpkin patch organizer for the past six years.“The pumpkin patch enables our congregation to make a big positive impact,” he said. “This year, we’ll be giving funds to Habitat for Humanity, as well as seven other ministry partners.”In 12 years’ time, Holy Cross has donated $239,666 to charities that provide food, shelter, clothing, adult ESL classes, employment services and more to neighbors in need – all thanks to the pumpkin patch.The church invites each ministry partner to make a presentation at Holy Cross. Plus, each partner is visited by a member of the church during the course of the year.“In 2017, we helped to support 10 ministry partners,” says Cockrill. “This year we selected just eight so that we can provide more significant amounts to each one.”Local animal shelters also benefit. Soft or damaged pumpkins are culled from the patch and donated to them to help feed the animals in their care.Members of Holy Cross and others who volunteer at the patch develop connections that continue long after the last pumpkin is sold each year.Ennis Whiddon, who died in 2015, had foreseen the pumpkin patch as a fundraiser and a community builder. What the patch has grown to be, however, exceeds his vision.Through their work together, the members of Holy Cross achieve something they would be unable to achieve individually.You might say they turn piles of pumpkins into gold for their community.For more information, visit @PumpkinPatchSimpsonvilleSC on Facebook or follow HolyCrossPumpkinPatch on Instagram.– Laurie Wozniak, a member of Holy Cross Church, recently relocated to South Carolina from the Buffalo, New York, area. 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Franco Smith will take over from Conor O’Shea as Italy coach post 2019 Rugby World Cup

first_imgTuesday May 14, 2019 Franco Smith will take over from Conor O’Shea as Italy coach post 2019 Rugby World Cup The Cheetahs have confirmed that Head Coach and Director of Rugby Franco Smith will leave to take over as Italy head coach from 1 January 2020. The former Springbok has previously coached Treviso, but is currently in charge of the Cheetahs in the Pro 14.ADVERTISEMENTSmith was offered the opportunity to take over from Conor O’Shea after the Rugby World Cup, and has received the full backing of the Cheetahs board of directors.“The Board of Directors see this as a great opportunity for Franco and is proud of the fact that so many top coaches have been developed by the Free State Cheetahs. Free State Rugby is seen as a breeding ground of opportunity with coaches like Rassie Erasmus, Niel Powell, Jacques Nienaber, Pote Human, Brendon Venter, Rory Duncan, Daan Human, who all started off in the Free State – and in the past, Nelie Smith, Gysie Pienaar and others.“The Board of Directors is proud of and wishes Franco the best of luck with the opportunity to coach on an international level until the next world cup in 2023.”Smith becomes the second South African to coach Italy, after Nick Mallett did so between 2007 and 2011.A highly talented flyhalf or centre in his day, Smith earned 9 Test caps for the Springboks between 1997 and 1999. He later became backline coach for the Cheetahs in 2006.He will remain in the position as Head Coach for the Currie Cup, where after the new coach will take over the reins for Guinness PRO14 later in September.ADVERTISEMENT“The new coach will be part of the coaching structures during Currie Cup to experience the culture. After Currie Cup, Franco will stay in the fold as Director of Rugby until the end of November 2019.”The process to find and appoint the best candidate for the new Head Coach for the Cheetahs role has begun.  Applications for the position will be advertised internally, externally and through SARU. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley Week Without Violence Scheduled for October 12 – 17, 2015

first_img More Cool Stuff The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley is proud to announce this year’s calendar of events for the Week Without Violence, scheduled to run from October 12th to October 17th. Each year in October, YWCAs nationwide partner with community advocates, local leaders, and the general public to educate and motivate people to work towards ending violence, wherever it occurs. The YWCA Pasadena’s Week Without Violence events will take place throughout the city of Pasadena and surrounding areas, and are open to the public.To address and prevent violence in our community, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley has teamed up with the following community partners: Day One, Peace Over Violence, Planned Parenthood, UNICEF, Pasadena Pride Center, ChapCare, Yoga High, ClaretyMind, Massage Envy, and Senator Carol Liu’s office to host a variety of events that promote peace and provide a safe environment during the Week Without Violence.On Monday, October 12th at 7:00 am, the YWCA-Pasadena kicks off the week with the 13th Annual Women for Racial Justice Breakfast at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel. This year, the YWCA honors Stella Murga, Executive Director of Adelante Youth Alliance with the 2015 Racial Justice Award. Angelica Salas, Executive Director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, will also be keynote speaker at the event. Individual tickets are $60 each, tables of ten are $600. To attend, reserve your seats at www.ywca.org/wrjb2015.On Tuesday, October 13th, from 10:00 to 11:00 am Peace Over Violence, in partnership with Wells Fargo, will host a Banking 101: Financial Literacy workshop for survivors of domestic violence. This educational workshop will help survivors find empowerment by learning the tips and tools to manage their finances, as well as educate the community about the cycle of violence and dynamics of financial abuse. The workshop will be held at the Peace Over Violence location: 892 N. Fair Oaks Ave, Suite D, in Pasadena. For more info, or to RSVP, please call Alice Corona at Peace Over Violence at (626) 584-6191. The workshop is free to attend.On Wednesday, October 14th, Planned Parenthood Pasadena will host a “Yes Means Yes” consent workshop for youth from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at the YWCA Pasadena location: 1015 N. Lake Ave, Suite 105, Pasadena. Immediately following at 6:00 pm, a special film screening of “Not My Life,” hosted by UNICEF, will be presented at the same location. Filmed on five continents over four years, this film brings to life the realities of human trafficking through the stories of the survivors. A follow-up discussion will be led by Cambria Findley-Grubb, Global Citizenship Fellow for the US Fund for UNICEF. To RSVP, please call the YWCA Pasadena at (626) 296-8433, or email Jessica Kubel at [email protected] Both are free to the public to attend.Also on October 14th, Day One Pasadena will be hosting a photo, voice, and video project for the public to capture the unheard voices of violence that our local youth have experienced. The PhotoVoice Project will take place at 4:00 pm at their location at 175 N. Euclid Ave in Pasadena, and will be guided by the following questions: What do you see in your neighborhood? What do you experience in your neighborhood? What is your vision for this community? Day One will also include a “speed-dating” style conversation with elected officials and community leaders. This includes five tables with five different topics such as Fights, Gun Violence, Gangs, and Safety. Students will rotate tables every 10 minutes to ask questions and talk about their concerns in the community with the elected official or community leaders. Music and food will be provided at this event.Additionally on October 14th, San Gabriel High School’s Students Together Organizing Peace (STOP) Club will be hosting a lunchtime rally addressing the impacts of domestic violence and honoring lives lost to violence. The rally will include speakers and performances. STOP Club is a project of Peace Over Violence.On Thursday, October 15th, the YWCA Pasadena is proud to host a Self-Care & Relaxation Workshop for Women. This special day of relaxation feature Yoga, Meditation, and Massage Therapy for women who have survived violence committed against them. This FREE workshop runs from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and will be held at the YWCA Pasadena location at 1015 N. Lake Ave, suite 205, in Pasadena. Yoga lessons are hosted by Bethany Eanes of Yoga High, meditation instruction led by Clare Angami of ClaretyMind, and chair massages offered by Massage Envy, courtesy of Kaitlyn Adams. Space is limited, and reservations must be made by calling the YWCA at (626) 296-8433, or by emailing Jessica Kubel at [email protected], October 16th features the YWCA Pasadena’s Candlelight Vigil, in collaboration with Day One Pasadena and Peace Over Violence. This event takes place in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Free and open to the public, the vigil will take place at Day One Pasadena from 5:00 – 6:30 pm and will honor the women, men and families who have been silenced by their batterers as well as those who have broken their silence to take a stance against domestic violence. Guest speakers, Survivors, and Family Violence educators will address the crowd, share their stories, and connect communities working to eliminate the issue of intimate partner violence. LED no-flames candles will be available to those attending, as well as art supplies to make posters, postcards, and luminary bags to share the message that such violence must be stopped. For more details, call the YWCA Pasadena at (626) 296-8433.Also on October 16th, John Muir High School’s Students Together Organizing Peace (STOP) Club will be hosting a Peace Day on campus. During lunchtime, they will address the impacts of domestic violence and provide opportunities for students to create tie-dye shirts and share messages of peace and hope. The event will include speakers and performances. STOP Club is a project of Peace Over Violence.On Saturday, October 17th, from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, the San Gabriel Valley Pride “Fall In Love With Pride” Festival will take place at Memorial Park in Pasadena, located at 30 N. Raymond Ave. Show your support and love for our LGBTQ community at this year’s Pride Festival. For more information, please call the Pasadena Pride Center at (626) 578-5772.For more information about how you can participate in any of the Week Without Violence activities, please contact Cinthya Martinez at (626) 296-8433 or [email protected] the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill ValleyThe YWCA acts via a wide range of programs that strive towards the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women in Pasadena and the surrounding areas. Learn more about how you can become involved with the YWCA at www.ywca-pasadena.org. (626) 296-8433. The YWCA is located at 1015 N. Lake Avenue, Suite 205, Pasadena. 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Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community Newscenter_img Community News Community News YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley Week Without Violence Scheduled for October 12 – 17, 2015 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, October 5, 2015 | 4:08 pm 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

LIT President strongly encourages Class of 2020 to continue education as…

first_imgNewsEducationLIT President strongly encourages Class of 2020 to continue education as guidelines for academic delivery are publishedBy Cian Reinhardt – June 16, 2020 393 Email Print Facebook Previous articleMajor delivery of PPE by Heroes-Aid to frontline workers across County Limerick todayNext articleLimerick Pride 2020 to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community online Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Linkedincenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Advertisement Professor Vincent Cunnane, President of Limerick Institute of Technology.Picture Sean Curtin True Media.THE LEAVING Certificate Class of 2020 has been encouraged to “come onto” Limerick Institute of Technology’s campuses to continue their education this upcoming academic semester.LIT President, Professor Vincent Cunnane, is strongly encouraging new third-level students to continue their journey in education, saying, “We want you to come onto our campuses, where we will ensure your safety and provide you with a stimulating college experience.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Professor Cunnane, who is currently the Chair of the Technological Higher Education Association (THEA), was speaking after principles and guidelines for programme delivery for the 2020/21 academic year were published this week.The guidelines, to be adopted by LIT and all other Institutes of Technology across Ireland, set out how students and communities will be supported over the coming months and through the next academic year.LIT recently unveiled its roadmap to reopening its campuses and outlined preliminary plans for the new 2020/21 academic year.The institute will introduce a blended model of learning which will include remote teaching and lectures coupled with practical classes and tutorials that will take place predominantly on campus.Professor Cunnane welcomed the guidelines and recognised the importance of the student experience in producing graduates that respond to regional industry needs.The LIT President said they want students and parents/guardians across the country to know “that we will take care of you and all of our students next year”.“Our model blends the theoretical with the practical, and because of this our students will continue to be on campus for much of their learning,” Professor Cunnane said, adding, “It may be happening in a different way, but it will be happening.  The entire sector has been working to ensure that our students will be safe and will experience college life.”Although LIT’s campuses will be open more fully from September 2020, the volume of people on campus at any given time may be substantially reduced to allow for social distancing and other public health directives.Professor Cunnane said students who accept their CAO offers for an LIT course will “be beginning an exciting and dynamic professional journey” that will help shape not only their future, but that of the region and Ireland.Returning LIT students will return to their studies on September 14, with incoming LIT students beginning their term on September 28, in line with all others Institutes of Technology across the country.LIT is planning to maintain all services for students throughout the academic year 2020/21.More details on the principles and guidelines for programme delivery for the 2020/21 are available on www.thea.ielast_img read more

China gives approval for broader use of Sinovac vaccine

first_img Facebook TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China has given broader approval for the domestic-made Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, expanding those who can receive it beyond the high-risk and priority groups already allowed under an emergency clearance. Regulators gave conditional approval for Sinovac Biotech Ltd’s shot, CoronaVac, on Friday, clearing the way for general use, The National Medical Products Administration announced in a statement Saturday The Sinovac vaccine has already been sold to at least 10 other countries and is being administered to people in at least five other countries. In China, the shot was given emergency approval last July, allowing people such as medical workers and employees of state-owned firms to receive it. The conditional approval means the vaccine can now be given to the general public, though research is still ongoing. The company will be required to submit follow-up data as well as reports of any adverse effects after the vaccine is sold on the market. It is the second locally made vaccine to be given conditional approval. Beijing authorized the state-owned Sinopharm’s vaccine in December. China has previously said any COVID-19 vaccine will be free for its public, with the government footing the bill. Sinovac declined to give a figure for the price of each dose. Both Sinovac’s shot and Sinopharm’s shot are two-dose inactivated vaccines, relying on traditional technology that makes it easier to transport and store than Pfizer’s vaccines, which requires ultracold storage. That could make a difference for developing countries that have fewer resources. Sinovac’s vaccine however, has also been subject to intense scrutiny and criticism for lack of transparency, largely in part owing to the different efficacy data in different countries across the world. Officials in Turkey, where part of the stage 3 clinical trials were staged, have said the efficacy rate was 91.25%. But in a much bigger trial in Brazil, officials there initially announced an efficacy rate of 78%, but revised that down to just over 50% after including mild infections. The Brazil segment of the trial enrolled 12,396 volunteers, and recorded 253 infections, the company said in a statement Friday. So far the company has only released stage 1 and stage 2 data for its vaccine. Full clinical trial data for the stage 3 trials will be released later in a peer-reviewed journal, said Pearson Liu, a spokesperson for the company. Global health authorities have said any vaccine that is at least 50% effective would be useful. The flu vaccine is generally around 50% effective. Experts have also said that it is meaningful that those who fall ill despite taking the vaccine should still be less likely to suffer serious symptoms. Its stage 3 clinical trials were held in Brazil, Chile, Indonesia and Turkey, with a total of 25,000 volunteers. WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 6, 2021 Twitter Twittercenter_img Pinterest Previous articleMyanmar junta blocks internet access as coup protests expandNext articleTrump impeachment trial confronts memories of Capitol siege Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp TAGS  Local NewsBusinessWorld News China gives approval for broader use of Sinovac vaccinelast_img read more

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded Multi-Million Dollar U.S. Military Contract

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Local NewsBusiness TAGS  Pinterest Pinterest Twittercenter_img MELVILLE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– February 8, 2021– Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today, that during its second quarter of fiscal year 2021, its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., a world leader in high-power amplifiers, was awarded a multi-million dollar contract to develop and manufacture 190W Q-band amplifiers for the U.S. military. “We are especially proud to have been selected for the development of a new Q-band amplifier that further increases the power of our product portfolio,” said Fred Kornberg, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. “As a leader in high-power millimeter wave technology, Comtech Xicom has the broadest experience in both Q-band and V-band technology.” Comtech Xicom has a long history with Q-band amplifiers, shipping its first Q-band amplifier in 2001. Since that time, the Company has manufactured more than 200 Q-band Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (“TWTA”). Comtech Xicom manufactures a wide variety of tube-based and solid-state power amplifiers for military and commercial satellite uplink applications. The product range encompasses power levels from 8 W to 3 kW, with frequency coverage in sub-bands within the 2 GHz to 52 GHz spectrum. Amplifiers are available for fixed and ground-based, shipboard, and airborne mobile applications. Please visit www.xicomtech.com for more information. Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces, and markets innovative products, systems, and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. Certain information in this press release contains statements that are forward-looking in nature and involve certain significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from such forward-looking information. The Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings identify many such risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking information in this press release is qualified in its entirety by the risks and uncertainties described in such Securities and Exchange Commission filings. PCMTL View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005124/en/ CONTACT: Media Contact: Michael D. Porcelain, President and Chief Operating Officer 631-962-7000 [email protected] KEYWORD: NEW YORK UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SEMICONDUCTOR AEROSPACE SECURITY MANUFACTURING SATELLITE AUDIO/VIDEO TRANSPORT TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET HARDWARE ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT VOIP TECHNOLOGY OTHER COMMUNICATIONS COMMUNICATIONS SOURCE: Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005124/en Previous articleCiena Powers Havfrue, Bulk Fiber Networks’ First Submarine CableNext articleRSL10 Smart Shot Camera from ON Semiconductor Enables Event Triggered Imaging with AI Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded Multi-Million Dollar U.S. Military Contract Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 last_img read more

ECISD wants funding feedback

first_img WhatsApp Ector County ISD is in line to receive approximately $55.9 million in federal grant funds earmarked to help public schools overcome the learning losses sustained by students during the COVID-19 pandemic. This money, known as ESSER III funds, is available to ECISD over the next three years.One of the critical requirements of this grant opportunity is input from our ECISD community — stakeholders including staff members, parents, students and local organizations — on how the school district can best use the ESSER III funds to boost student achievement.One of the ways ECISD plans to gain feedback is through a survey. The survey can be found at tinyurl.com/av8dwfab Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Previous articleGOOD NEWS: Dual credit student wins 2021 Drive to SuccessNext articleDistrict, health partners to offer vaccines Odessa American Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter EducationECISD By Odessa American – May 20, 2021 TAGSECISDESSER IIIsurvey Twitter ECISD wants funding feedbacklast_img read more

Helicopter helping in search for three missing people

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Twitter By News Highland – July 17, 2018 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Previous article€156,000 in funding announced for Ballybofey UnitedNext articleCouncil agree to ‘lights out’ at Mc Clays Corner News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Police in Derry deployed a helicopter over the city overnight in an attempt to find three missing persons, the force has confirmed.Shortly before midnight the PSNI at Strand Road stated: “We have the police helicopter up with us at the minute to help us try and locate three separate missing people we have at this time.”There are no further details at this stage. Google+center_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Helicopter helping in search for three missing people Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

PCB aims to ’raise the game’ in UK decoration

first_imgFrench sweet decorations company PCB Creation is now selling its products in the UK, after signing a deal with distributor Classic Fine Foods (CFF).The firm, which specialises in decorations for pastry products, launched its new spring/summer collection, along with CFF, at the Sketch Gallery in London, which PCB already supplies. Offering products such as ready-to-use chocolate decorations, transfer sheets, printed marshmallow squares and bakery moulds, PCB is targeting higher-end bakeries and patisseries, as well as chocolatiers and restaurants.CFF general manager Olivier Batel said a current trend in decorations was the personalisation of products. He added companies were looking to offer products that were different and bespoke. “It gives you a greater edge over your competitors,” he said, adding that PCB wanted to “raise the game in the UK” on decoration.As well as its catalogue of products, PCB offers a bespoke service, so bakeries and patisseries can develop decorations with, for example, their own logos on.World Patisserie Champion Franck Michel, holder of the prestigious Meilleur Ouvrier de France title, has been working with the firm to develop the products. His new creations include a cushion made with chocolate, which Batel said is a new style of decoration to the market.PCB’s production site, close to Strasbourg, employs around 150 staff and has a turnover of around €25m. It exports to 85 countries.last_img read more