Chart 103: COVID-19 In New Mexico June 25

first_imgAge distribution. Shown is the number of diagnoses and the number of deaths by age group, as reported by the New Mexico Department of Health. Created by Eli Ben-Naimlast_img

10 Steps to accelerate BIM

first_imgMuch has already been written about the benefits of BIM and the desirability of using it for a wide range of projects and clients. How can we accelerate the achievement of BIM at Level 2, while providing good foundations for progressing to Level 3 and beyond? Based on our experiences at IBM and discussions with major contractors and clients the following are needed:1.        Collaboration – solutions need to be developed which break-down organisational boundaries to information transfer and enable team-based work (as Richard Saxon’s recent posting) and overcome the restrictions arising from certain procurement and contracting rules contained in some current public contracts (as identified by Mark Bew).  2.        Federation – the ability to access, share and consume data needs to be independent of the format of the documents. Further this information needs to be structured and easy to find.3.        Cloud based and mobile access – data needs to be accessible from anywhere on a wide variety of devices to meet the needs of professionals, whether in the office or out on site and be as device inter-operable as possible.4.        Learning – we need to draw lessons from previous experience in other industries such as aviation and automotive that have used digital methods to guide design and product development for much longer than we have with buildings.5.        Appropriate information – the support and information given needs to be appropriate to the building life-cycle stage whether that is at a point in construction or when the building is in use. To encourage “soft-landings” information requirements need to be identified up-front. This is an example of where we can learn from a systems engineering approach to requirements management, verification and validation.6.        Analytic tools – should be available to add value to the information contained and help to optimise decisions based on it.7.        Up-front investment – needs to be minimised to reduce the strain on budgets and to link the use of the tool to the value derived from it.8.        Clear process – new tramlines are needed to guide the flow of our work at each stage and the technology needs to be able to support and streamline this.9.        New legal constructs – this links to the first point. These should take into account issues of intellectual property and liability. This will be needed as we move from federation of individual models to collaborative working on the same model.10.        Human dimension – the needs of us as individuals to be able to access training and to be helped through the inevitable concerns and changes in working practices should be catered for.With this in mind, we see a widely supported industry platform for BIM as the way forward. Rather than being developed in isolation this should be created with the active participation of the industry and the world of technology focusing in particular on those areas and issues that will generate the most benefit.If we can achieve a wide coalition then we really can make a step change in the way in which BIM is being rolled-out and stand a much better chance of reaping the supply chain-wide and building lifecycle-long efficiencies that BIM enables.Trevor Miles is the smarter buildings, real estate and facilities management consulting lead at IBM Global Business Services, UK and Irelandlast_img read more

Three killed in gang wars

first_imgA 26-year-old Bonteheuwel man, Anwar Fortune, is the latest victim killed in the continuous gang war raging in the greater Athlone area.Mr Fortune was shot in the head on Saturday July 9 as he was boarding a taxi on the corner of Bonteheuwel Avenue and Mahogany Street. He was holding his two-year-old son, who suffered a flesh wound, when he was shot. He was allegedly a member of the Stupa Boys gang. Bishop Lavis SAPS spokesperson, Captain Marie Louw, said no arrests had been made yet. lThe situation in Hanover Park remains tense, as two people were killed and five people, including an eight-year-old girl, were shot and wounded on Thursday July 7, in separate incidents. In the first incident, a 20-year-old man was shot and killed in Groenall Walk. On the same day, at 9.10am, a 27-year–old man was shot and killed in Athens Walk. During this incident, the 8-year-old girl was wounded in the crossfire and three men, aged between 32 and 40, were also wounded. A 23-year-old man was also shot and wounded close to the bus terminus in Hanover Park. On Friday July 8, police arrested a 23-year-old man for the illegal possession of a firearm and one round of ammunition. He was due to make a court appearance on Monday July 11. * On the same day, at 10.30am, a 26-year-old man was walking in Ferrous Road, Vanguard Estate, when he was robbed of his cellphone and R800. Two men driving a white VW Golf got out the car and searched the man. They robbed him of his possessions and fled the scene. No arrests have been made yet. * On Thursday July 7, at 6am, Athlone SAPS was alerted to an ATM alarm, which went off at the Caltex garage in Thornton Road, Athlone. It was discovered that the side gate next to the ATM, which gives access to the toilet, was forced open. The suspects gained access from the inside toilet where they used a cutting torch to cut through the ATM’s 5mm thick metal wall. They then cut open the money box and left with an undisclosed amount of cash. No arrests have been made yet. * On Tuesday July 5, a 29-year-old woman was threatened by an armed man while walking down Kiewiet Street, Bridge- town, Athlone. The unknown man cocked his firearm and threatened her, demanding that she hand over her belongings. The woman then gave the man her handbag containing her ID, cellphone and Sassa card. The woman was not injured.last_img read more

Torch bearer

first_imgKate Hincks, vice-chair of the Lawyers with Disabilities Division of the Law Society, was chosen from 30,000 People’s Champions to carry the Olympic torch through Royal Wootton Bassett on its journey around Britain. Hincks has been volunteering since she was 11 years old and currently gives art classes to elderly and disabled people as well as legal advice. Also in the picture is fellow torch-carrier Dan McNaughton, a primary school teacher.last_img

Judge denies lying claimant a way round fundamental dishonesty test

first_imgThe High Court this week added more weight to the body of cases edging towards the rigid application of new fundamental dishonesty rules in civil claims. Sitting in the Queen’s Bench Division in Razumas v Ministry of Justice, Mrs Justice Cockerill indicated that the claimant had compromised his claim by lying about an important element of the case.Razumas, a former prisoner, brought an action for clinical negligence against the MoJ over medical care while in custody, which he said had failed to diagnose a tumour. He subsequently had a leg amputated above the knee. The claim was dismissed on its merits.As part of the judgment, the court heard that the claimant lied about seeking treatment during the relevant period, with the MoJ submitting that he had sought to base one of his allegations of negligence on a false assertion.According to section 57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015, that conduct can amount to striking out of the claim unless the court is satisfied the claimant would suffer ‘substantial injustice’ if the claim were dismissed.Razumas urged the judge to regard his dishonesty as being short of fundamental, submitting that the untruths uncovered ‘barely scratch the bark’ of the root of the case. Notably, the claimant also submitted that he would suffer substantial injustice because of the ‘gross disproportion’ between the lies and the effect of depriving him of an award.Cockerill said fundamental dishonesty was made out: the admitted dishonesty was part of the potential success of the claim and he had substantially affected the presentation of his case.The judge also noted that Razumas could not find a ‘way out’ by arguing he had suffered substantial injustice and that to allow this would be to ‘cut across what [section 57] is trying to achieve’.Cockerill said ‘something more’, other than the mere loss of damages to which the claimant was entitled, was required to establish substantial injustice, adding that if a there was a claim it would fail at this stage.The case is the latest example of the court grappling with the application of the new law.Last month, the High Court found in LOCOG v Sinfield that a claimant should be found to be fundamentally dishonest if the defendant could prove ‘on a balance of probabilities’ that they had acted dishonestly in relation to the primary or related claim.In October in Howlett v Davies, the Court of Appeal ruled that a district judge was entitled to find that a civil claimant was fundamentally dishonest – despite the term not being expressed by the defendant during trial.Northwest firm Michael Jefferies Injury Lawyers acted for Razumas; the Goverment Legal Department for the MoJ.last_img read more

Cisalpino to expand tilt operations

first_imgINTERNATIONAL services operated by Cisalpino, which is owned 50:50 by Swiss Federal Railways and Trenitalia, are to be stepped up. The plan is geared to opening of the Llast_img

Siemens beats Bombardier to Thameslink train order

first_imgUK: Rail Minister Theresa Villiers named Siemens plc and the Cross London Trains (XLT) consortium of Siemens Project Ventures GmbH, PPP fund Innisfree Ltd and investment company 3i Infrastructure plc as preferred bidder to build, own, finance and maintain new trains and depots for the Thameslink Programme on June 16.The order will cover ‘around 1 200’ dual-system 750 V DC third rail/25 kV 50 Hz EMU vehicles for use on the Thameslink north-south commuter route between Bedford, central London and Brighton. Entering service from early 2015 to the end of 2018, they will replace Class 319 units which are to be redeployed ‘to the North West of England, the Thames Valley and other areas yet to be confirmed’. Siemens has invested more than £45m in developing the Desiro City EMU platform as the basis for its Thameslink bid. The new trains will carry up to 1 750 passengers, offering improved passenger communication and easier access for passengers with reduced mobility than the existing fleet. They will be more energy efficient and also lighter, reducing track wear. The trains are to be built at Siemens’ Krefeld plant in Germany, with some components supplied from the Siemens Transmission & Distribution Ltd plant at Hebburn in Tyne & Wear. DfT says that ‘up to 2 000’ new jobs will be created in the UK: 600 associated with component manufacturing, 650 with the building of depots at Hornsey in London and Three Bridges in West Sussex, and up to 750 maintaining the trains and operating the depots, including the wider supply chain. ‘We are delighted to have been selected as preferred bidder for the Thameslink rolling stock procurement programme and we look forward to working with the Department for Transport to bring the programme to successful fruition’, said Steve Scrimshaw, Managing Director of Siemens’ UK rolling stock business. ‘Siemens has participated in a rigorous tender process for over two years. Our selection as preferred bidder is a significant achievement not only for the rolling stock teams both in the UK and Germany but for Siemens overall.’ The VeloCity consortium of Bombardier Transportation (Holdings) UK Ltd, RREEF Ltd, Serco Holdings Ltd, Amber Infrastructure Group Ltd and SMBC Leasing (UK) Ltd is being retained as reserve bidder ‘in the event that contracts cannot be successfully finalised’.last_img read more

Celebrate Harrison homecoming at downtown Harvest Moon festival

first_imgThis year’s Harvest Moon celebration in downtown Farmington will include a special celebration for Harrison High School, which marks its last homecoming this year.The 49-year-old building is slated for closure in spring of 2019.Harrison’s Legacy Committee has organized events for the September 21-22 homecoming weekend that include school tours and tailgates preceding Saturday’s 1 p.m. football game against Stoney Creek.While students enjoy Harrison’s final homecoming dance on Saturday, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., alumni are welcome at Harvest Homecoming Evening, 4 p.m.-10 p.m., at the Walter Sundquist Farmington Pavilion on Grand River at Grove Street.Admission is free. Craft beer will be on tap for those ages 21 and older. For more information, contact Roxanne Fitzpatrick, 248-470-3584 or’s more information about the Legacy Committee and other 2018-2019 activities: Reported by admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ampleon Showcases LDMOS & GaN Base Station Power Amplifiers at IMS 2020

first_imgAmpleon is exhibiting its cellular base station power amplifiers at the virtual International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2020. IMS 2020 was scheduled to take place in Los Angeles, California from 21-26 June 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event is taking place virtually from 4 – 6 August 2020. However, all presentations and materials will stay online until 30 September 2020. We have highlighted some of the key products that Ampleon has featured in their Virtual Booth:Sub-1 GHz High Power 80 W Line-upBLM9H0610S-60PG48 V LDMOS Sub-1 GHz MMIC DriverSymmetric wideband MMIC driver in OMP780 packageEnables a single supply voltage line-up when combined with our Gen9HV Doherty transistorsSuitable for 600 to 960 MHzBLP9H10S-850AVT48 V LDMOS Sub-1 GHz multiband PA final in OMP1230 packageRecord power and efficiency from a single-package LDMOS DohertySuitable for 600 to 960 MHzGain > 53 dB (925-960 MHz Iine-up )Efficiency > 46 % (925-960 MHz Iine-up )2.1 GHz Macro Base Station 60 W Line-upBLM10D1822-61ABG2-stage fully integrated LDMOS Doherty PA in OMP400 package365 MHz SBW enables multi-band operationHigh Linearity in driver modeCompact low-cost solution with outstanding thermal performanceB11G22XS-550AVTHighly efficient and cost-effective PA up to 60 W Macro Base StationsGain > 44 dB (2110-2170 MHz Iine-up)Efficiency > 49 % (2110-2170 MHz Iine-up)5 W PA for Open-RAN N78 64T ApplicationsBLM10D3438-35ABFully integrated 5 W LDMOS Doherty in PQFN packageMulti-band, can be used from 3.3 to 3.9 GHzHigh efficiency for mMIMO and Driver applicationsCost-effective and compact PQFN packageProven performance in Open-RAN 64T applications in N78 bandFully Matched PA Module for Small Cell and Driver ApplicationsBLM9D3336-12AM2-stage fully input and output matched integrated LDMOS Doherty PA in 7 x 7 mm2LGA packageHigh Efficiency in mMIMO mode, High Linearity in driver modeCompact and low-cost solution with outstanding thermal propertiesA family of products covering most of 3GPP bands from 0.7 -4 GHzB) Coming Up Next for 5G mMIMOAmpleon is Ready for 5G mMIMO5G is already here – and it is becoming commercial. Ampleon has been working hard building massive MIMO solutions to address 5G requirements withHigh performance Lower cost and sizeDPD friendlyHigher level of integrationHigh-Performance GaN PA FamilyAmpleon is continuously striving for supporting customers with technology-agnostic solutions. They have introduced GaN into their 5G portfolio which is optimized to meet today’s performance requirements with cutting edge efficiency for sub-6 GHz 5G bands.GaN PA family for mMIMO2500 – 3800 MHz frequency bandsDiscrete drivers and finalsC4H2350N10 + C4H2527N55 line-up solution2500 – 2700 MHz, 50 V, 8 W operationCompetitive Doherty Gain and PAE across band 41Compact line-up design in 4 x 4.5 mm and 7 x 6.5 mm DFN packagesCost-Effective DPD-friendly LDMOS PAAmpleon is successfully introducing enhanced cost-effective and DPD-friendly LDMOS technologies to match sub-6 GHz band’s needs. Complete product families with excellent thermal performance and easily linearized high efficiency are key for green 5G.Integrated LDMOS PA for mMIMO Family2300 – 4100 MHz frequency bands64T and 32T mMIMOB11G2327N55D2300 – 2700 MHz, 28 V, 8 W operationRecord high linearized PAE across bands 40 and 41Cost leading thermally enhanced 8 x 8 mm PQFN packageFurther Integrated PA Module Family5G spectral efficiency requirements are challenging operators on total system size and cost. Ampleon’sanswer to those challenges is a family of further levels of  integration in PA modules for 5G. Key features are easily integrated and increase component consistency and production yield with fully matched and calibrated solutions. This provides the optimal level of integration in a smaller footprint with improved RF performance and decreased cost.Power Amplifier Module Family for mMIMO:2300 – 4100 MHz frequency bands64T and 32T mMIMOFully matched and fully calibrated solution for ease of use and more consistencyOptimized levels of integration for system cost savingsUncompromised RF performance in LGA footprint for different power levelsIn the coming months, Ampleon will be announcing new leading products for 5G massive MIMO solutions. Ampleon is also presenting a pre-recorded technical presentation on “2.6 GHz compact 40W fully integrated 3-way Doherty for 5G applications” lead by Marc Vigneau (IMS microapps reference TUMA6). This showcase is available from 08:00 PDT on Tuesday, 4 August through till 30 September 2020. Click here to access the showcase via the IMS microapp presentation platform.Click here to view everythingRF’s coverage of IMS 2020 for more highlights from the virtual event.last_img read more

Browns Fans Taking to Twitter to Campaign for Buckeyes QB Cardale Jones

first_img Matt Loede I’m not in on the #FailForCardale movement, but I do have to admit that this picture looks badass— JC (@cy_brace41) September 9, 2015 Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Related TopicsBrownsCardale JonesOhio Statecenter_img It seems that at this point even the most loyal Browns fans seem to feel that 2015 will be another tough season for the franchise, as some are already looking ahead at the possible chance to draft another franchise quarterback.That QB is none other than Ohio State signal caller Cardale Jones, who along with the rest of the Buckeyes got off to a quick start Monday night in their 42-24 season-opening win over Virginia Tech.It was about halfway through that win over VT that Browns fans took to twitter to start to have their say about who they want under center in the future for the Brown and Orange – Jones.The campaign was started with the hashtag #FailforCardale, and since Monday it’s been gaining steam all over Twitter. Many Browns fans clearly are not sold that Josh McCown will have the success the team needs to be any type of contender in 2015, and as for Johnny Manziel, he can’t stay on the field due to an elbow injury, though he says he’ll go Sunday vs the Jets.So what do you think – do you think #FailforCardale is a good idea? Have your voice in our poll and see some tweets below on the subject. Do you Support the Twitter #FailforCardale Campaign?Yes – Here’s hoping the Browns draft One to Snag him in 2016No – Let’s see how the 2015 season plays outNot sureVoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comDo you Support the Twitter #FailforCardale Campaign? Jumping on the #FailForCardale train— nr (@Nathan_Rein) September 9, 2015last_img read more