Wash. Medic Gets New Heart

first_imgSEATTLE — Steve Goforth’s wait is over. On Sunday afternoon, the 37-year-old Everett firefighter and paramedic got the page he had been waiting months to hear. Click here to read more. Medical teams at the University of Washington Medical Center told him to report immediately so they could begin preparing him for a heart transplant.center_img The surgery began around midnight. It took surgeons about five hours to complete the transplant, Gloria Wildeman, a family friend, said Monday evening. She said she spent part of Sunday in the waiting room with Goforth’s family. Goforth was diagnosed earlier this year with congestive heart failure.last_img

Baca competes for spot on national team

first_imgLamar sports informationBEAUMONT – Lamar’s Brynn Baca, a first-team selection on the All-Southland Conference Softball team, was named to the 2016 USA Baseball Women’s National Team Trials roster on Wednesday, following the second annual Women’s National Open held at the USA Baseball National Training Complex from June 10-12 in Cary, N.C.Baca is one of 40 players headed to the national trials set for Aug. 22-25 in Fullerton, Calif. Twenty players will be selected to represent the United States at the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Women’s Baseball World Cup that will be held from Sept. 3-11 in Gijang City, South Korea.Baca, who just completed her junior year at LU, earned first-team accolades at catcher in 2016, as she powered the Cardinals to a record-setting season. The native of Round Rock, Texas, played in all 57 games, batting .321 with one home run and 24 RBIs. She led the Cardinals with a school-record .465 on-base percentage and drew a school-record 32 walks. She holds the LU career mark with a .446 on-base percentage, while her .316 career batting average is second all-time at LU.last_img read more

Volga-Dnepr ready for market challenges

first_imgAccording to Vekshin, the group is well positioned to meet any coronavirus-related cargo capacity shortages. In late January, the company started to anticipate the complications that the virus would cause in terms of how to protect crew and make sure equipment was properly sanitised.In terms of capacity, the airline group currently operates 16 Boeing 747s, eight AN-124s and three IL-76s across AirBridgeCargo (ABC) and Volga-Dnepr. It previously operated 21 B747s but this has been reduced in line with the market conditions at the end of last year.On the market this year, Vekshin said that there was not an unexpected spike in westbound demand after factories in China started to re-open following an extended New Year break. However, things have been picking up over recent weeks.In the opposite direction, however, there had been an early increase in demand to meet requirements for medical products in China.“We are now seeing more and more cargo coming in both directions,” he said. “And we are anticipating additional demand in relation to outbound cargo. We are also anticipating what is going to happen in Europe over the coming weeks.“We are ready and will unleash our entire fleet to help our customers and continue to support the bridges that we have been building over the last 30 years.”He added that while demand has not reached the level of the US West Coast container port strikes of a few years ago, enquiries continue to roll in and forwarders are being proactive.“Customers are contacting us and we are explaining what sort of availability we have, our reaction times, the specifics of the type of cargo we are going to move, whether that is related to coronavirus directly – like bare essentials or even fully assembled mobile hospitals – or spare parts, assembly parts or components.”While the group is ramping up the availability of aircraft for charter and reducing scheduled operations, Vekshin said this reflects customer requirements. He explained that over the past year, the market has become more ad hoc in nature and demand harder to predict.“The demands are very specific right now, reaction times need to be different, flexibility should be different. The decision to switch gears in the direction of dedicated charters, ad hoc flights, has been dictated by the market. Given our expertise, we have been doing well managing all those short-term, short-notice requirements.”He added that ABC is still offering scheduled services and when the market needs a more predictable capacity provision, it will ramp this operation back up when the market is ready.On recent reports that the group has been re-negotiating with suppliers, he said this is perfectly normal. “It makes sense to touch base [with suppliers] every now and then to see where you are and what you can expect from each other under the circumstances.“We have all become part – almost overnight – of this force majeure driven world, it does make sense to stay on the same page and it is always advisable to see what our options may be.”This article has been taken from Air Cargo News.www.volga-dnepr.comlast_img read more

Guerrilla RF Signs Exclusive Global Distribution Agreement with Mouser

first_imgMouser Electronics has signed an exclusive global distribution agreement with Guerrilla RF. The Guerrilla is a start-up company headquartered in Greensboro, NC, provides high performance Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs) for the wireless infrastructure market. They were incorporated in 2013 and are dedicated to the development of high performance MMICs to allow the wireless infrastructure equipment manufacturers to provide greater area coverage and higher data rates. They have a patent pending Guerrilla Armor™ technology and develop solutions across Enterprise & Carrier-Class Wi-Fi Access Points, Small Cells, wireless backhaul and defense applications.Their product line comprises of four series of low-noise amplifiers (LNAs). The GRF205x series ultra-LNAs boast exceptional noise figure, gain, and linearity, and supports a wide range of high-performance LNA applications. Its flexible application circuits result in simple, low-cost implementations that allow for optimal efficiency and reuse.The GRF2501 high-gain ultra-LNA is designed for IEEE 802.11a/n/ac/p applications in the 5 GHz band (4.9 GHz to 6.0 GHz). This device exhibits exceptional de-embedded noise figures (NFs) as low as 0.80 dB across the band, along with excellent gain and high linearity. It uses a single supply voltage of from 2.7 to 5.0 volts, with a typical bias condition of 3.3 V and 12 mA. This device is a broadband ultra-low noise linear amplifier designed for demanding 802.11ac and wireless backhaul LNA and power amplifier (PA) driver applications. It exhibits outstanding broadband NF, linearity, and return losses over 4.0 to 6.0 GHz with a single match. This amplifier operates from a single positive supply of 1.8 V to 5.0 V with a selectable IDDQ range of 20 to 70 mA for optimal efficiency and linearity. It is internally matched to 50 Ohms at the input and output ports, requiring only seven external resistor, inductor, and capacitor (RLC) components.The GRF400x series of broadband low-noise gain blocks are designed for small-cell, wireless infrastructures. These devices exhibit outstanding radio frequency (RF) performance over multiple GHz bandwidths with little or no external RF matching, delivering excellent NF and linearity over supply voltages ranging from 1.8 to 5.0 volts. Bias currents can be set independently from Vdd, allowing a linear solution with optimal efficiency. These amplifiers are suitable for applications requiring first- or second-stage LNA, or can be used as linear transmit drivers. The GRF4042 is a high-performance amplifier that offers bypass functionality and incorporates Guerrilla Armor technology, which provides high off-state isolation even in the presence of high-RF input powers. This isolation is especially useful in TDD systems in which significant transmitter RF power can leak into the transceiver receive path.The GRF50x0 Power LNA series consists of high-power, low-noise devices that, with simple matching, can be tuned to cover 100 MHz up to 6.0 GHz (100 MHz to 3.8 GHz for the GRF5040) with fractional bandwidths greater than 20 percent. Devices in this series are ideal for multistage LNA applications, microwave backhaul, and distributed antenna systems.last_img read more