GaN Systems Introduces Two New Amplifiers for High Power Wireless Charging Applications

first_imgGaN Systems has released two power amplifiers for the high power wireless charging market. These new solutions include a 100 W power amplifier with ranges from 70 W to 100 W and a 300 W power amplifier with ranges from 150 W to 1 kW. GaN Systems showcased both the solutions and demonstrated the 300 W amplifier at PCIM in Nuremberg, Germany from June 5-7.As wireless charging goes mainstream, GaN (gallium nitride) is removing the limitations by making way for new higher power system designs that provide the spatial freedom and faster charge times.The 100 W power amplifier [GSWP100W-EVBPA] is ideal for applications in the consumer market for items such as laptop computers, recreation drones, domestic aide robots, power tools, and fast-charging of multiple smart phones.The 300 W power amplifier [GSWP300W-EVBPA] is targeted for the industrial and transportation markets for applications that include delivery drones, warehousing robots, medical units, factory automation, contractor power tools, e-Bikes, and scooters.Both power amplifiers have a range of features including current or voltage control, built-in protection circuitry, EMI filtering, and configurable output power. The amplifiers combine GaN systems power transistors with high frequency GaN E-HEMT drivers from pSemi.last_img read more

Is Beth Phoenix’s HOF Induction a Further Smack in the Face to Pro Wrestling History?

first_img Related TopicsBeth PhoenixChynaTammy SytchWWEWWE Hall of Fame Vince McKee Nearly a year ago, I wrote an article about how hypocritical the WWE Hall of fame can be. Yesterday, they proved it yet again by doing a favor to the wife of Adam Copeland (Edge) and announced the upcoming induction of Beth Phoenix.  A woman who spent a little over 5 years on the main roster, and not all of them in the main event picture.  Meanwhile, they continue to snub the woman who redefined woman’s role in Pro Wrestling, Chyna!Joanie “Chyna” Laurer was easily one of the WWE’s greatest female athletes of all time. She was the first female to compete on a regular basis with men. She was a former multi time IC champion, as well as the first female to compete in the Royal Rumble and King of the Ring. Not to mention, a founding member of DX.The WWE’s main reason for the snub was her shaky history after leaving pro wrestling. She had multiple drug issues along the way but the WWE has seen that with many of their former and current stars. What is holding her back is her role in the adult film industry.Laurer made her porn debut with the 2004 video 1 Night in China with former boyfriend and pro wrestler Sean Waltman. Laurer appeared in her second pornographic video, entitled Another Night in China in 2009. In 2011, Laurer starred in her first professional pornographic film for Vivid Video entitled Backdoor to Chyna. She also starred for Vivid as She-Hulk in their parody of The Avengers, released in May 2012. A spinoff feature centered around the She-Hulk character and titled She-Hulk XXX was released to video in April 2013It is hypocritical considering the WWE had no problems allowing multi time drug user and adult star Tammy “Sunny” Sytch into their Hall of Fame in 2011 during Wrestlemania 27 weekend.She posed nude for Missy Hyatt’s adult website Wrestling Vixxxens. She filmed her first of what will be many adult films with Vivid Entertainment for an adult film called Sunny Side Up: In Through the Backdoor.  She also charges people for nude pic sessions on Skype on snap chat.Adult films hasn’t been her only black mark since leaving the WWE as she also has had multiple issues with the law. In 2012, Sytch was arrested five times in a four-week span, for disorderly conduct, third degree burglary, and three counts of violating a protective order. She was arrested a sixth time in January 2013, also for violating a protective order. She was recently arrested yet again, just last month for breaking probation and routinely insults people on her Facebook page where she is currently once again, in rehab.Sytch served 114 days in jail and was released in May 2013. In January 2016, Sytch pleaded guilty to driving while under suspension-DUI related charges stemming from three separate arrests in May and June 2015.It seems like a double standard when you consider the fact that Sytch never set foot in a WWE ring as an actual competitor and was never anything more than eye candy. If the WWE wants to improve their overall PR and Hall of Fame legitimacy then it needs to remove people lie Drew Carey and “The Arnold”, and start placing in those who actually deserve it and blazed those trails they are always talking about. Speaking of “blazing”, they just inducted The Godfather, a “pimp”.As Owen Hart (someone else who should be inducted) once said, “Enough is Enough and it is time for a change!” It is time for the late great Chyna to take her proper role in the WWE Hall of Fame.You can follow Vince McKee on twitter at VinceTheAuthorlast_img read more

Oregon-Wisconsin square off in rematch for trip to Sweet 16

first_imgOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon’s Joseph Young checked his phone at 8 a.m. Saturday and saw that someone had left him a text message. It wasn’t the congratulatory kind he might have expected after his virtuoso performance the night before against Oklahoma State.No, this one was from a buddy who just happens to play basketball for Wisconsin, a guy named Sam Dekker.“You ready????” the text said.Silly question. Young has been ready for, oh, about 365 days, since the Ducks squandered a double-digit, second-half lead and lost 85-77 to Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament’s round of 32 in Milwaukee.Sunday is the rematch at CenturyLink Center. Same round. Same stakes. This time the winner goes to the Sweet 16 in Los Angeles.Young, from Houston, and Dekker, from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, became friends last July while attending the LeBron James Skills Academy in Las Vegas. The Ducks’ meltdown in Milwaukee was a frequent topic of conversation during their down time.“I was teasing him a lot last summer. ‘How did you let your team blow the lead?’ I tried to blame it all on him and make him feel bad about it,” a smiling Dekker said.Young actually was the least of the Ducks’ problems. He scored 29 points against the Badgers, who went on a 25-9 run to wipe out a 12-point halftime deficit and took the lead for good on Ben Brust’s 3-pointer with about a minute left. Wisconsin ended up making the Final Four.The rematch was set up Friday night after Wisconsin (32-3), the No. 1 seed in the West Region, defeated Coastal Carolina 86-72. Earlier, No. 8 Oregon (26-9) beat Oklahoma State 79-73.Young, who scored 27 points against the Cowboys, said he’s watched video of last year’s game against Wisconsin only once. The Pac-12 player of the year said he sees no reason to relive that missed opportunity.Oregon faces a tall task going against the front line of 7-footer Frank Kaminsky, the 6-9 Dekker and 6-8 Nigel Hayes. Freshman Jordan Bell, at 6-9, is the only Oregon starter bigger than 6-6, and he expects to spend much of his time trying to guard Kaminsky.“That’s one of my favorite players,” Bell said. “I’ve tried to watch his moves, his tendencies.”Kaminsky, the Big Ten player of the year, can famously score inside and outside, but so can Dekker and Hayes. Bell and the Ducks saw their share of top big men in the Pac-12, but they haven’t gone against group as imposing as Wisconsin’s.“Dangerous, athletic, skilled, smart, poised,” Bell said. “They don’t really make many dumb plays and don’t turn over the ball. It’s going to be a tough.”___Some things to know about the game that sends the winner to Los Angeles for the Sweet 16:NEW FACES: The core of Wisconsin’s lineup is the same as it was for last year’s game against Oregon. Kaminsky, Dekker and Josh Gasser are returning starters, and Bronson Koenig and Hayes were reserves who are now starters. Young is the only starter back for the Ducks. Elgin Cook, now a starter, was a reserve and the only other current Oregon player who played against the Badgers.NOT MISSING A BEAT: Koenig took over as the Badgers’ starting point guard after Traevon Jackson broke his foot in mid- January, and he’s averaging 8.5 points and shooting a team-best 41 percent on 3-pointers. “If he would have gone to any other school in the Big Ten, he probably would have been the starting point guard,” Hayes said.OMAHA CONNECTION: Ducks coach Dana Altman, who coached Creighton from 1994-2010, isn’t the only Oregon staffer with ties to Omaha. Assistant coach Kevin McKenna played at Creighton, was head coach at Nebraska-Omaha and was a Creighton assistant. Assistant Tony Stubblefield played at Nebraska-Omaha and was a student assistant there.NIGEL’S RISE: Hayes’ improvement since last year doesn’t surprise Bo Ryan. The Wisconsin coach said he once spotted Hayes doing a before-sunrise workout where he dribbled a basketball and tennis ball. Hayes also is a dedicated student who, Ryan said, excels in “real classes” and speaks German and Italian. “I had four years of French 1, by the way,” Ryan quipped, “so I can admire a guy that’s taken a couple of languages.”HONORING PRESIDENT: Oregon players are wearing patches with the letters “DF” in honor of former university president Dave Frohnmayer, who died of prostate cancer March 9. Frohnmayer, the state attorney general from 1981-91, led the university from 1994-2009.last_img read more

City children attend basketball trials

first_imgBasketball BY KILA NAO The Port Moresby Basketball Association (POMBA) junior competition bounced off well during its second trial matches at Taurama aquatic centre on Sunday. More than 200 children from all around Port Moresby flocked to the TAC as early as 8.30am, an indication of how much they love to the play the game. The clubs that have shown interest and will field teams in all divisions include Huawei Saints, Chariots, 3rd Rocks, H4H Kaugere, Gerehu Wizards and Spiders. The children were identified and put into their ages groups in the U10 and U13 mixed, U15 boys and girls, U17s, A Reserve and A Grade men and women respectively. POMBA interim chairman Lawrence Lahari said a meeting will be held after the Independence celebrations to give all club representatives a brief on the competition and registration fees. “This is where basketball starts and it begins with the children who will be the future stars of the sport. “We are trying to introduce and teach them the basics at a young age so that will enable them to mature and become better players and reach new heights,” said Lahari. There will be no games this coming weekend due to the Independence celebration but the competition will bounce off the following weekend. All the POMBA club representatives are asked to meet with Lahari and Larry Miro on Tuesday, September 17 at 5.30pm at Taurama Aquatic Centre.last_img read more

Brilliant Hetmyer leads warriors past patriots

first_imgTHE Guyana Amazon Warriors began their Hero Caribbean Premier League Twent/20 tournament in impressive fashion, whipping the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots by six wickets last evening at the National Stadium, Providence.An astonishing run-chase by the Warriors made a mockery of Patriots total of 146 in match two of the 2018 season. Shimron Hetmyer’s dashing unbeaten 45-ball 79 propelled the Amazon Warriors to their target with 24 balls to spare.The left-handed Hetmyer was in no mood to hang around in pursuit of a total which, although below-par, seemed it might trouble the hosts on a tacky pitch. A superb display of ball-striking from Hetmyer ensured that was certainly not the case.He clinically punished fractional errors in length from the Patriots, striking boundaries on both sides of the ground, to end with four sixes and nine fours.When play began, Chris Gayle was lucky to survive a plumb leg before wicket call early and went on to anchor the innings with a 65-ball 86, but he hardly got any support from the other end; no other batsman went past 20. Keemo Paul (2 for 16 off his four overs) was brilliant and he was well supported by the other Warriors bowlers.A grandstand finish never came and the Patriots ended at least 20 runs short on the surface.Play was delayed by 15 minutes after a couple of light-towers had endured some electrical problems. However, after being put in to bat by the Amazon Warriors, Gayle neatly glanced the first ball to the fine leg boundary off Sohail Tanvir to kick start the innings, but Evin Lewis, an established T20 star, was entirely out of choice.Man-of-the-Match Shimron Hetmyer receives his prize from DDL Chairman Komal Samaroo. (Adrian Narine photos)Credit must go to the Warriors opening bowlers, Tanvir and off-spinner Chris Green. They bowled beautifully with the new ball, and by the end of their first spell respectively, the Patriots could only muster 31 runs in six overs.The left-arm seamer, Tanvir, in particular, swung the ball both ways, while Green bowled a series of arm-ball which eventually got through Lewis’ defence in the fourth over.With the field dropping back, the Jamaican was then forced to lift the run-rate, which he eventually did single-handedly.The hosts had their moments while bowling, but failed to captilised on a good position and allowed the Patriots, especially Gayle, to recover.It was the pack crowd at the stadium which was at risk once Gayle decided to open his arms and swat away everything that was in his zone over the boundary.Tom Cooper and Ben Cutting threw away their wickets in a brief period of worry for the three-time finalists, but Malik and his team-mates could do little to stop the 38-year-old Gayle from taking apart their bowling. The left-hander smashed seven fours and five sixes.The Amazon Warriors began the chase in a positive manner with Chadwick Walton hitting consecutive boundaries off Sheldon Cottrell. However, a major collapse ensued inside the powerplay, beginning with the dismissal of Luke Ronchi.Walton outing came to an abrupt halt soon after, while Malik, after hitting Cottrell for three boundaries in the third over, was taken at the wicket at 24-3 after three overs.Thereafter, Hetmyer held the charge firm, and in company of Jason Mohammed, pressed the accelerator harder.In a matter of 6.2 overs, they added 62 runs for the fourth-wicket. The right-handed Mohammed hit a four and six before he was dismissed. Hetymer, however, ensured the platform didn’t go wasted, and was in company with Green when victory was achieved.The Warriors will be in action tomorrow from 16:00hrs against the St Lucia Stars.last_img read more

Public hearing held on proposed coal mine

first_imgArea resident Tom Chadwell spoke in opposition of the proposed surface mine, saying the area had been “mined enough.”By Charlotte UnderwoodCARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Around 25 concerned citizens showed up Tuesday night at the Cove Lake Pavilion to attend a public hearing regarding water discharge and stream alterations for a proposed surface mine in the Davis Creek area of Campbell County.   The company proposing the strip mine is listed as Davis Creek Energy LLC out of Seneca South Carolina and the area to be mined is roughly 205 acres and will take two to five years. The company’s managing member is listed as Nat W. Cloer.The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) held the hearing to “give the public an opportunity to voice concerns and ask questions,” according to TDEC consultant Dan Murray. He, along with other TDEC employees fielded questions from 6 to 7 p.m., before holding the official public hearing at 7:30 p.m.The area to be mined has already been heavily mined twice in the past, according to TDEC officials, who said this time, it was silica coal that would be mined out of the area. Silica coal is what is used in computer and cell phone technology and is worth significantly more than coal being burned for energy.  Davis Creek Energy LLC is proposing to remove around 1 million tons from the Rich Mountain area.The permits in question regard the discharge of waste water from the mining operation that would run into Hog Camp Branch, Granny Branch and Davis Creek. According to TDEC, none of the streams impacted are listed as Exceptional Tennessee Waters and Davis Creek is listed as “impaired due to E. coli from contamination of septic systems.” The  treated mine waste water would be held in required holding ponds and would discharge in “precipitation events such as rain or snowfall,” according to TDEC officials, who said there would be multiple monitoring stations to check the water for things such as iron, magnesium and total suspended solids, PH balance, among other particulate tests. The company is responsible for continuing the monitoring and if something showed up, then the permit would be “reopened and the mining company would have to adhere to limitations set forth by state and federal standards.” The company will also be responsible for reclamation of the area to “put it back closer to what it originally was before previous mining that occurred in the 1970s”, as well as planting trees and vegetation. The proposed surface mine is indicated in yellow. It will cover approximately 204 acres.Davis Creek LLC applied for the permit in Dec. of 2018 and TDEC has been reviewing it for over a year. “They have to show that they meet our water quality standards. We think we can issue a permit for this that is protective of water quality,” Murray said, explaining that as long as the company met state and federal regulations, the permit would most likely go through. “The fact of the matter is if it meets the regulation requirements, it’s not a choice of whether we want to or not. However, that’s why we hold these public hearings, to give the citizens a chance to voice their opinion and possibly show us anything we may have overlooked,” Murray said.About 10 people spoke during the comment portion of the hearing, urging TDEC to deny the permits. Several locals living very close to the mining area spoke up in concern. One such individual was Tom Chadwell, a long-time resident of Habersham.”I have seen Hog Camp Branch die twice and I guarantee I will see it die again if this permit is issued. The property where I live has been stripped over and over again. If any place has given enough, this place has given enough,” Chadwell said, urging  TDEC to “deny the permit” and to stop allowing the land to “be raped.”TDEC consultant Dan Murray explains water quality regulations. Murray will be taking comments from the public regarding the proposed mine until Jan. 24.Resident D.J. Coker said he lives three miles away from the proposed mining site and he opposes it because it will “negatively affect his outside activities and pollute the waterway” that he swims in,  as well as affect the endangered Black-sided Dace fish that lives in the creek.The small fish is a federally listed threatened species that will be impacted negatively by the waste water discharging into the streams, according to Bonnie Swinford representing the Sierra Club.”These streams are just now starting to recover from the previous mining,” Swinford said.Resident April Jarocki lives about 15 minutes away from Davis Creek and said she opposes the permits being issued as well.”My kids have gone swimming in the stream for years; it’s already polluted and this is just going to pollute it more,” Jarocki said. Several individuals from Knoxville representing the Sierra Club, Voices of Appalachia and about a dozen other conservation organizations also spoke in opposition, urging TDEC to “deny the permits.”Erin Savage with Appalachian Voices urged TDEC to also include monitoring for selenium and also expressed her doubts that additional mining would in any way improve the quality of the watershed and area. The overall message of those in attendance was that “Tennessee needs clean streams and a more diverse economy, not another coal mine.”The public has until Jan. 24 to provide written comments regarding the proposed waste water discharge for the proposed surface mine and the stream alteration permit. TDEC officials said they will “take into consideration”  comments from the public and will make a decision after Jan. 24.    Comments  can be emailed to Dan.Murray@tn.gov  or mailed to TDEC Mining Section, ATTN: Public Notice Coordinator, 3711 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville TN, 37921. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/17/2020-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

QPR striker Johnson returns with two goals

first_imgAndy Johnson featured for QPR’s Under-21 side as they beat Millwall 3-1 on Tuesday afternoon.The veteran striker, plagued by knee problems and more recently an ankle injury, scored twice in the game at Rangers’ Harlington training ground, where Shaun Wright-Phillips also played.Johnson netted with a penalty after being fouled in the area and after Millwall equalised Michael Petrasso restored the lead in the second half.AdChoices广告And Johnson added Rangers’ third on 84 minutes, sealing a place in the Professional Development League Two play-offs for Steve Gallen’s team. See also:Two more goals for QPR striker Johnson Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Frustrating final play typifies LSU’s receiving woes

first_imgBATON ROUGE – It came down to the last play of overtime — a fourth-down pass from Anthony Jennings to Malachi Dupre.Oh, to have it work and extend another epic battle between Alabama and LSU, playing before a raucous crowd in Tiger Stadium, where there wasn’t an empty seat to be found. More than 101,000 strong.What could have led to an eventual sweet dessert ended up tasting more like bitter herbs for the Tigers, who lost to the fifth-ranked Crimson Tide, 20-13.On a night with numerous dropped passes by the Tigers’ normally stellar receiving corps, this last chance wouldn’t end with a dropped pass.It would end with Dupre, the man who made the only touchdown catch of the contest for LSU, striving in the deep left corner of the end zone to catch a 25-yard pass from Jennings — who arguably could’ve run for a first down — and having it broken up by cornerback Cyrus Jones with help from free safety Jabriel Washington.Alabama quarterback Blake Sims was able to complete a 6-yard touchdown pass for a score to wide receiver DeAndrew White at the end of Alabama’s turn with the ball to open the overtime, but Jennings and Dupre couldn’t get it done for the Tigers.The Tigers’ overtime possession started with a dropped screen pass to fullback Melvin Jones, who, had he caught it, likely would’ve scampered for a good gain with some open field ahead of him.It was one of too many drops by the receivers. Dupre dropped the first pass thrown to him on third and 4 near midfield in the first quarter, but he later atoned for it with the game’s first TD — a 14-yard pass from Jennings that was initially ruled out of bounds in the end zone but overruled after a review.“If there’s one thing our coaches stress to us, it’s not to let a mistake keep you down but the most important play is the next one,” said Dupre. “I dropped that first pass but didn’t let it get me down.“I knew I had to make a play, and (on the TD toss) I did. In my mind, I thought I was in bounds, and when I saw the replay I was reassured that I was in bounds.”Dupre, whose only catch was the one for a touchdown, said it was “uncharacteristic” of the LSU receivers to drop so many passes, echoing the same sentiments after the game of LSU coach Les Miles.Jennings completed just 8 of 26 passes with an interception that set up a late first-half field goal for the Cimson Tide. Travin Dural, the leading receiver, had just three catches for 25 yards.Dupre said on the final play he realized Jennings was rolling to his left contrary to what was called, and he reversed field to head left into the end zone.“I came open,” Dupre explained, “but by the time (Jennings) set his feet and let it go, I had two defenders coming upon me. It was an unfortunate situation.”Connect with Bob on Twitter @Btom_TownTalklast_img read more

Everton still in the picture for signing – Club hoping for…

first_imgThe Grêmio winger is back being a hot topic in the transfer market, since Napoli are said to be in a serious chase for him.Outlet Globo Esporte writes today that the Italian side have made a €25m bid for the player. Even though it’s denied by the Brazilian club’s board, the website insists they’ve learned it from their sources.Grêmio president Romildo Bolzan Junior has already claimed they’d turn down offers of that amount, since they intend to make €40m with his sale.Embed from Getty ImagesThat’s where other clubs come into the picture. Globo Esporte says the Coronavirus crisis is making it difficult for some European sides to have clear plans about the transfer market.It’s said Everton have shown interest in the signing, with manager Carlo Ancelotti even calling the player to pitch the idea. Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund are also said to be interested. But these clubs should only move when the dates for the transfer window are set.Gremio are very likely to sell Everton Cebolinha this summer, so European sides should hurry, otherwise Napoli could win this race without much competition.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoDating.comTung Chung is actually full of single men. Check them out on this premium dating site!Dating.comUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndo The Braziilian press still holds some little hope that we’ll see Everton Cebolinha playing for Everton at some point.last_img read more

Fans bristled against Titi Papazov for fines paid by Levski to…

first_imgLevski fans ask why and what traffic police fines are paid by the club. Such costs appear in the last report. The Blues continue to exist thanks to the money of the fans and the most normal thing is for them to ask how the funds are spent.Konstantin Papazov entered into a dialogue with them on Facebook. And he brought a lot of criticism, irony and at times insults. Titi says that he is the second largest shareholder in Levski, but information has emerged that there are no official shares. It remains for Levski to show the book to the shareholders and make it clear. Because, as Nasko Sirakov promised, he will be guided by transparency. Here is what Papazov wrote to the fans who asked about the fines paid to the Traffic Police:“I will check. It is normal to be demanding of every expense. However, you must also accept other people’s opinion.All cars belong to PFC Levski, if the fines are paid within two weeks – there is a 30% discount.That’s why these monthly reports are published.Probably you were just as demanding in Tonev’s Management Board as you are now. You were probably against a lot of expenses then as well. Today you are reading the report, you are staring at something that you think is deeply incorrect. However, it turns out that the fines are deducted from everyone. The same goes for bus drivers, albeit on business.You can’t do without an elementary sense of tolerance. ”Levski will seek against Tsarsko Selo the first home victory for 2020The guests have not conceded a goal during the new campaignlast_img read more