Trans-Siberian travel tips

first_img8 must-know tips for your dream Trans-Siberian journey.Completing a Trans-Siberian journey might be in the bucket list of all travellers. The whole 8-day trip gives you a glimpse into visual beauty ranging from huge cities of Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg to the charming Lake Baikal. You can appreciate the Ural mountains, see the train striding over huge rivers of Volga, Irktusk, Ob, Amur, Kama or see how small yet beautiful European style towns emerge out when you are getting towards Moscow.Here are 7 awesome tips, which may be of great use to you if you are planning to go on a Trans-Siberian train journey, a dream destination for travellers across the globe.1) Do it in a segment if you want to save bigAs the whole journey from Vladivostok in far East to Moscow in Europe takes 7 whole days and as flights from India to and from Vladivostok is expensive, you can do a short journey in the route if you are a budget traveller. For instance, roundtrip flights to Omsk in Siberia from Delhi costs less than 20k(Infact you may get it as low as 17k). From Omsk, a 35-hour long journey awaits you to Moscow.Transiberian train2) Know your classes and berthsThird class tickets are cheap, but if you prefer luxury and privacy first class would be a better choice. Tickets can be booked through the website of Russian railways as far as 90 days in advance.3) Go easy on foodThere is a pantry car in the train, the price of food is a bit on the higher side, so try out local stuff and homemade items from sellers and stores in stations. Your cabin manager might also have a collection of snacks which you could buy.Trans Siberian restaurant cabin4) The friendly co-passengers amidst the language barrierPerhaps the best part of the journey. Most of the Russians are friendly, but in Siberia and far east most people speak only Russian, it will be better if you could learn some basic Russian words, they would be trying their best to help you, the staff are supportive and in finally you get a lot of beautiful personal memories at the end of your journey.5) Choose your suitable time of the yearThe landscape remarkably changes in accordance with the time of the year. Winters will be cold as it can get, with temperatures dropping even to -50 in January in certain regions of Siberia. March end will be a better time to see the beautiful winter landscape as it will become warmer. Summer months of June/July will offer a fantastic view of the Siberian regions.Somewhere in the Urals.View from Trans-Siberian train6) Do it in parts if you want it allThe 7-day journey can be split into a multi-ticket itinerary stretching a long two weeks, with days spent in cities like Krayansk, Ulan-Ude, Irtusk (Lake Baikal), Novosibirsk, Omsk, Yekaterinburg, Perm, Kirov. If you are in no hurry, spend one or two days in each to really experience the unique culture of the world’s biggest nation.7) Enjoy the stations but never miss the trainTrans-Siberian express stops for a large time in most of the big stations, 30-45 min to even an hour, so just get out from your cabin, and enjoy the stations, their architecture and all. But please keep a note of time, and be careful to not miss the train.Omsk railway station.One among the major hubs en route8) Travel through timeMoscow, you will find that time is changing. It’s interesting when you see the cabin manager comes and change the clock often. Till a few years back, all train time tables were in Moscow time, which created confusion among many of foreign travellers, but now they have switched to local time in boards/time tables of stations. The whole journey crosses 8 time zones in total, with a difference of 7 hours between Moscow and Vladivostok!last_img read more

WNY BOE candidate Joel Campos-Alvis blasts cronyism, wasteful spending, charter school…

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bayonne Jose Munoz WHERE ARE YOU?How much did you sell yourself for to Roque and his Machine??? $$$$$Being a coward and abandoning the good people of West NY is your shame now Mr Munoz. Impressive and intellectually conveyed ideas.This ideology of an elected board is the quintessential way it should be,a political process to choose the members with no POLITRIX involved in or behind the scenes. The word corruption is mentioned no less than 3 times!Obviously this man is talking about the political elected Board of Comm. and their influence over every other aspect of this town specifically in this case the Board of Education. And unfortunately he is spot on.We must change these people who are running the system to eliminate the corruption.You just earned my vote sir,with something I cherish more than anything, common sense and intellect combined. Independent West New York Board of Education candidate Joel Campos-Alvis sat down with Hudson County View to discuss why he’s running.A relative newcomer to West New York, Campos-Alvis started by introducing himself to residents who may not know him.Given his educational background, which includes masters degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Campos-Alvis answered whether it was realistic to think he could replicate his educational achievement with West New York kids, and whether more vocational programs were needed at the high school level.He followed up by blasting wasteful spending that could go to after-school programs and the idea of a Charter School in West New York, as well as those running for the WNY BOE on the Chart School platform.With so much controversy surrounding Superintendent of Schools John Fauta, Campos-Alvis said a new administrator was needed to lead the district forward, but that no one could succeed until politics were removed from the delivery of education.Finally, Campos-Alvis talked about the politics of the race, stressing his independence. Previous articleWest New York MS-13 gang leader pleads guilty to murder/gun conspiracyNext articleOfficials praise Joseph A. Mantineo at fitness center unveiling in NB Michael Shurin Bayonne 2 COMMENTS Bayonne By Michael Shurin – October 3, 2014 12:28 pm 2 Hudson County commissioners discuss exiting ICE deal, advocates call for no new jail contracts ACLU files motion to dismiss lawsuit that limited ICE protests outside DeGise home DeGise: Hudson County ‘determined’ to get out of ICE contract following Essex decision Comments are closed. Johana October 3, 2014 6:15 pm at 6:15 pm WNY BOE candidate Joel Campos-Alvis blasts cronyism, wasteful spending, charter school platform ElectionsWest New York Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Facebook Twitter October 3, 2014 7:07 pm at 7:07 pm Anthony M.DeFino TAGSJoel Campos-Alviswest new yorkwny boe 2014 SHARElast_img read more

RunSignUp introduces Virtual Race TXT Service

first_imgRunSignUp has introduced a new TXT Service for Virtual Races. According to the technology provider, this ‘transforms virtual events into vibrant participatory events and connects athletes in remote locations.’RunSignUp notes that virtual races – events in which participants sign up to run a prescribed distance at a location and time of their choice and self-report their results – have grown in popularity in recent years. This is seen to create a demand for more interactivity with virtual participants.Virtual races can take two forms:Standalone event, often with a broad range of time (weeks or months) for participation from competitors in disparate locations.Add-on to an existing in-person event, allowing runners who are unable to participate due to geographic distance, time constraints, or participation caps to join in the festivities from a distance. Add-on events can often appeal to previous participants, family members of friends of current participants, or supporters of a race’s cause.Many virtual events ask participants to report their race times and collate them into results. Virtual TXT Service allows race organizers to communicate with virtual racers in pre-set text exchanges, and lets the participant respond back with their time for the event.These responses are fully integrated with the RunSignUp Results platform, allowing the participant to be added to official results with an auto-calculation of pace and age-grading, as well as personal finisher pages and finisher certificates.RunSignUp adds that ‘People can even sign up for txt notifications alerting them when a virtual runner reports a finish time – just like spectators can get notifications about the finish of a ‘real’ race.’Virtual TXT Service can be used to enhance virtual events in a variety of ways, including to send a video, offer congratulations, or provide a coupon from a sponsor. It can also bring ‘a sense of community and accomplishment of a typical race day to an otherwise isolated athletic feat.’Setup of the service is flexible, allowing for custom messages, time ranges for reporting that can be broad or narrow; and race directors can elect to post times automatically or require approval before posting. RunSignUp is a leading technology provider for races and timers in the United States. More than 16,000 races use RunSignUp to manage their events, registering more than 4 million participants each year. RunSignUp’s platform provides a hub for registration, fundraising, race promotion and race day management, with a convenient CRM view of a races’ participants, donors, sponsors, and more.RunSignUp products include RaceDay Timer product offerings, RunSignUp Clubs program to enable membership management, and RaceJoy for live tracking and race day mobile experiences.Customers include leading organizations such as the Boilermaker Road Race, Crim Festival of Races, Amway River Bank Run, Philadelphia Marathon, Komen Race for the Cure Philadelphia, Mercedes Marathon, Kentucky Derby Festival, Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, Vermont City Marathon, Sports Backers, Race Day Events, Glass City Marathon, Tulsa Run, Space Coast Marathon, Leone Timing, KC Running Company, Compuscore Timing, Knoxville Track Club, Pikes Peak Road Runners, Gulf Coast Runners, Columbus Running Company, Playmakers Running Store and many more.RunSignUp adds that it is founded by runners for runners, using technology innovation to benefit the running community.www.RunSignUp.comrunsignup.wordpress.com/2018/11/02/virtual-race-txt-service Relatedlast_img read more

Injured Samuels involved in nasty spat

NewsRegionalSports Injured Samuels involved in nasty spat by: – January 7, 2013 Sharing is caring! Share Share Share Tweet 17 Views   no discussions Marlon Samuels … involved in nasty spat with Shane Warne.MELBOURNE, Australia, Monday January 7, 2013 – West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been charged with two offences following his ugly clash with Shane Warne during a match between Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars in the Australian Big Bash league on Sunday.Samuels, who plays for the Melbourne Renegades, has been charged with engaging in inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with another player and unbecoming behavior.The second charge breaches Cricket Australia’s Code of Behaviour which states that “players and officials must not at any time engage in behaviour unbecoming to a representative player or official that could (a) bring them or the game of cricket into disrepute or (b) be harmful to the interests of cricket”.The clash, which happened in phases and which overshadowed the game, involved shirt grabbing, bat and ball throwing as well as the use of expletives.Cricket Australia confirmed the list of charges on Monday, most of which were slapped on Warne, captain of Melbourne Stars.Warne was found guilty of three: showing serious dissent at an umpire’s decision; engaging in inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with another player; and using obscene, offensive or generally insulting language to another player.The world class spinner was found not guilty of throwing the ball at or near a player in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner.Warne has been suspended for one match and was fined $4500 following the fracas at the MCG, while Cricket Australia is yet to confirm a time for Samuels hearing.Samuels ended the match with a potentially serious injury to his eye socket after he top-edged a Lasith Malinga delivery through the grille of his helmet.A suspension may not affect his availability.The Renegades coach Simon Helmot said Samuels was recovering at the team hotel and would be taking some time off to care for his injury.“We’re now waiting for the swelling around his eye to subside before determining the full extent of the blow,” Helmot said.“We are also assessing what, if anything, this means in terms of squad composition for the remainder of the tournament and will take action to source an international replacement if necessary.”Samuels was confronted physically and verbally by Warne during the Melbourne Renegades innings at the MCG, perhaps in retaliation for an incident that had occurred earlier during the Melbourne Stars innings.(Video credit: YouTube – TheCricketPage) [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOgwxLAJ7lc[/youtube]During that incident, Samuels appeared to grab David Hussey by the shirt and prevent him taking off for a second run.“You want to grab some more people? F*** you Marlon.” Shouted Warne, as he came down to pitch to confront Samuels who has just changed his mind about attempting a run.Warne then grabbed Samuels’ shirt and pointed at him threateningly.The clash continued in the next over when Warne under-armed a ball into the body of Samuels, who was in his crease not attempting a run.Samuels responded by tossing his bat down the pitch, in the direction of Warne.Warne’s suspension means he will miss the Stars’ last qualifying match against the Sydney Thunder on Tuesday.Stars, who desperately need a victory to advance to the semi-finals, are one of four sides locked together on four wins in the middle of the points table.Renegades secured their semi-final birth even before winning Sunday’s game against the stars Caribbean 360 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