FEI Bureau News

first_imgThe FEI Bureau confirmed the following appointments to the FEI Technical Committees at its meeting held in Rio de Janeiro today (November 11th): Officials appointed for London 2012 Olympic GamesThe Bureau confirmed the Officials appointed for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The list is available at here. Tags: FEI, FEI Bureau, FEI Dressage Committee, FEI Eventing Committee, FEI Reining Committee, FEI Veterinary Committee, FEI Jumping Committee, FEI Driving Committee, FEI Endurance Committee, FEI Vaulting Committee, FEI Medical Committee, World Singles (Para-Driving) – Breda (NED) August 30 – September 2. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Member of FEI Jumping CommitteeMr Marco Fusté (ESP) appointed (2011-2015)John Madden (USA) outgoing as Member of the Jumping Committee FEI World Cup™ Final (Vaulting) – Bordeaux (FRA) February 4-5. Member of FEI Endurance CommitteePierre Arnould (BEL) appointed (2011-2015)Jean-Louis Leclerc (FRA) outgoing Honorary Steward General for JumpingJohan Heins (NED) appointed (2011-2015) Other appointments: World Young Horses (Endurance) – Babolna (HUN) August 18-19.  Balkan Championships (Endurance) – Garcin (CRO) August 23-26. 2013 allocationsWorld Young Horses (Endurance) – to be allocated at 2012 Spring Bureau meeting. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Youth Olympic Games Technical DelegatePaul Weier (SUI) appointed The venues for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 FEI Championships & Finals were also allocated as follows: Horse Sport Enews 2012 allocations FEI World Cup™ Final (Driving) – Bordeaux (FRA) February 3-4. Chair of FEI Medical CommitteeCraig Ferrell (USA) re-appointed (2011-2015) World Challenge Final (Jumping) – Caracas (VEN), date to be confirmed. Member of FEI Driving CommitteeKlaus Christ (GBR) and Edward B. Young (USA) appointedDiana L. Brownlie (GBR) and Michael Freund (GER) outgoingThe terms of office for the new Driving Committee members will be determined by draw to prevent a number of outgoing members at the same time. The terms will be communicated to the General Assembly on 14 November. Member of FEI Eventing CommitteeGillian Rolton (AUS) appointed (2011-2015)Anne-Mette Binder (DEN) outgoing  Member of FEI Reining CommitteeRaymond Grether (NED) appointed (2011-2015)Anat Kirshner (BEL) outgoing Email* Member of FEI Vaulting CommitteeUlla Ramge (GER) appointed (2011-2015)Jochen Schilffarth (GER) outgoing 2012-2014 allocationsWorld Young Horses (Eventing) – Le Lion D’Angers (FRA), dates to be confirmed. Members of FEI Veterinary CommitteeDr Phillipe Benoit (FRA), Dr Sergio Salinas (MEX) and Dr Stephen Schumacher (USA) appointed. The terms of office for the three new Veterinary Committee members will be determined by draw to prevent a number of outgoing members at the same time. The terms will be communicated to the General Assembly on November 14th.Gerit Mathesen (GER), Hallvard Sommerseth (NOR) and Kent Allen (USA) outgoing Member of FEI Medical CommitteeDr Franz Kasin (NOR) appointed (2011-2015)Mary O’Flynn Flannery (IRL) outgoing Chair of FEI Vaulting CommitteeEmma Seely (USA) re-appointed (2011-2015) Member of FEI Dressage CommitteeThomas Baur (GER) re-appointed as Organiser representative (2011-2015)Athlete representative still to be appointedMargit Otto-Crepin (FRA) outgoing European Veterans (Jumping) – Dinard (FRA)  September 20-23. SIGN UP More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

Qorvo Demonstrates Ultra-Wideband Linearization for Massive MIMO Applications

first_imgLeading cellular operators are enhancing wireless spectrum efficiency and boosting network capacity by more than 500% by adopting technologies including Massive Multi-input Multi-output (MIMO), Active Antenna Systems (AAS) and LTE-Pro. Active Antenna Systems with 64 transceivers pose significant challenges to design power amplifiers with the small form factors, high efficiency and linearity needed for multi-carrier configurations. By combining Qorvo’s ultra-compact, advanced power amplifier (PA) modules with NanoSemi’s Digital Pre-distortion (DPD) intellectual property, operators are able to implement highly efficient, small form-factor Massive MIMO transceivers for next-generation base stations.They have also demonstrated linearization of the QPA2705 cascaded Doherty driver amplifier and QPD2730 dual-channel GaN Doherty PA final stage with -58 dBc for 60 MHz LTE signals, and -55 dBc for 100 MHz LTE signals.Qorvo is demonstrating their GaN power amplifiers for base station infrastructure at Booth 839 at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), in San Francisco from May 24-26. Qorvo in conjunction with NanoSemi, have demonstrated ultra-wideband linearization results with their Gallium Nitride (GaN) power amplifiers for wireless infrastructure. NanoSemi is a leading developer of digital linearization and compensation algorithms.The QPA2705 from Qorvo is an integrated GaN driver and GaN Doherty power amplifier with 30 dB gain, P3dB of 44 dBm, PAE of 35% at 37 dBm average output power in a compact 6×10 mm surface mount package for next generation massive MIMO applications. Using this amplifier with NanoSemi’s proprietary digital compensation algorithms, they have achieved impressive results.last_img read more

Radomes for Concealment of 5G mm-Wave Radios

first_imgStealth antenna and cell tower solutions provider, Raycap | STEALTH has introduced a new patent-pending solution for use in the concealment of 5G mmWave small cell sites. Fabricated from a heavy-duty, RF friendly material, Raycap’s STEALTH InvisiWave products are capable of covering and hiding mmWave radios attached to street light poles, on rooftops or other structures, without interfering in radio performance. The material has been thoroughly tested to identify beamforming impact, from sub 6 GHz frequencies up to 52 GHz bands making it backward compatible as well as future proof, and has been approved for use on 5G networks by major U.S. operators. It is available for both STEALTH radomes (pole toppers, pole shrouds) and panel solutions (rooftop, screen walls, chimney concealments) for new site builds and retrofit projects.For the next generation of wireless deployments, small cell sites featuring 5G mmWave radios (28 GHz + 39 GHz) are going to be more widely installed for network densification purposes. When placed in a community’s right-of-way, full or partial concealment solutions may be necessary to hide the radios within a pole or other structure. Raycap’s STEALTH concealments using InvisiWave will help with city approvals and can speed up the deployment process. According to Kelly Richards, Raycap Senior Vice President for Telecom Sales, North America, the availability of the groundbreaking new material will help carriers build out their 5G networks more quickly and effectively.With the new solution, the concealment of 5G sites can be achieved. Prior to its release, the industry had struggled to achieve a mmWave solution that could hide the radios / antennas without affecting performance.Raycap, a global solutions provider with sales and operations throughout Europe and North America, manufactures infrastructure, connectivity and industrial surge protection products for telecommunications, energy, transportation and other industrial applications. In June 2018, it acquired STEALTH Concealment Solutions, the founder of wireless concealment. Its telecom concealment solutions are marketed under the STEALTH brand, while surge protection brands include Strikesorb, SafeTec and ProTec. All of these now operate under Raycap.Click here to know more about Raycap’s STEALTH InvisiWave.last_img read more

Blacky wins three in a row and inaugural Monthly Mug

first_imgEveryone was running early so we departed the G.S. in 2 minivans 10 minutes ahead of schedule at 8.20 am and after an excellent run through Pattaya Monday morning traffic we arrived at the course just 55 minutes later.  The course was, yes – you guessed it, almost deserted and after a relaxing preparation time and putting practice for some we sent our first group, once more a Gosnells Golf Club four-ball away 18 minutes early at 9.42 am. PSC golf from The Growling SwanMonday, June 25, Royal Lakeside – StablefordA good low season contingent of 14 golfers assembled at The Growling Swan in readiness for the longish road trip to the challenging Royal Lakeside and we welcomed first timers Ebrahim & Bernie McCart.  We also welcomed back Frank Donnelly from his 3 week stint as a tourist guide showing family from Australia around.  A hearty “Bon Voyage” was afforded to Dick Braimbridge who will shortly be returning to Queensland, Australia for about 3 months and also Dr Brian Vale & Wayne Harman who are off back to Perth, Western Australia in the next couple of days. Monday Compass winner Brian (Doc) Vale, Deefa the Dog & winner Peter Blackburn.The new caddies’ uniforms looked very smart and we teed off into a very stiff breeze which indicated it was going to be a tough day for some and indeed that’s the way in turned out.  The golf course was in fantastic shape with the greens as good as I’ve ever seen them and to top it off our caddies were disciplined, informative whilst being lots of fun at the same time.The breeze did cool things down somewhat although at times it did seem fairly hot and after a sub 2 hour front nine we continued at a cracking pace and finished our round in three hours & fifty minutes.With the smallish field we had just the one flight with five podium spots and there were rewards for long putts on holes nine & eighteen with sponsorship help from Mike “Hunter” Gosden.As mentioned previously the going was quite tough with not one golfer able to play to their handicap or better.  After a last start win your writer managed to continue his good form and finished in first place with 35 points, one ahead of Bo Cardwell in second place with Jerry Dobbs third one point further back.A count back was necessary to determine fourth & fifth places with Ken “let’s hear it for” Bernek (14 point back nine, 10 points on last 6 holes & 6 points on last 3 holes) edging out Alain “Inspector Clouseau” Taddei (14 point back nine, 10 points on last 6 holes & 5 points on last 3 holes).  Both of them had 31 points.1st Peter Blackburn (12) 35pts2nd Bo Cardwell (23) 34pts3rd Jerry Dobbs (22) 33pts4th Ken Bernek (16) 31pts5th Alain Taddei (18) 31ptsLong Putts:  9th – Wayne Harman; 18th – Wayne HarmanDr Brian Vale also had back to back wins but alas, it was the Compass Cap (awarded to the golfer with the worst score on the day) so at least he finished his stay with us on a winning note!  Deefa the Dog was of course present and paraded by Hunter resulting in many donations to charity from our generous Growling Swan group.Ken Cornwall, Jerry Dobbs & Peter Blackburn.Back at The Growling Swan afterwards the main topic of conversation was the upcoming inaugural Monthly Mug which was in 3 days time.  Even as we sat there drinking we had two more golfers sign up which left us with just one spot to fill.  Dick rang the bell due to his imminent departure which was appreciated by all.Thursday, June 28, Treasure Hill – Monthly Mug/StrokeThere was a terrific buzz in the air on this morning as we assembled at The Growling Swan, all keen to compete for the very first Growling Swan Monthly Mug.  Peter Grey’s complimentary tea & coffee was flowing and we had many old and new faces in the record field of 25.We welcomed first timers Rhys Allen (son of Andrew) from Melbourne, Noel Moore from Philippines/Australia, and Aussies Peter Starr, Tony Olcorn & Vince Romeo along with Dave Norman from the A Team Bar here in Pattaya.  It was also great to have back for another 6 weeks Talkeshi Hakozaki from Japan, Hugh O’Donnell from Spain, Don Richardson from Ireland and of course Graham Buckingham after his trip to Bangkok to compete in an International Scrabble Tournament.Several people elected to drive to the Treasure Hill course and the rest piled into 2 minivans as we departed the G.S. right on our scheduled departure time of 8.30 am.  After a 48 minute drive we arrived at the course to find that despite being a Sport’s Day with a 500 baht green fee the course was practically deserted.  We were in no hurry as we prepared for this special occasion and our first four-ball consisting of myself, Mashi, Hunter & Buckers teed off 5 minutes ahead of our scheduled 10.00 am tee time.The weather was terrific although a bit overcast at first but we knew that nothing was going to put a damper on this special day.  I must once more mention the improvement in this golf course as it was in terrific condition with the greens absolutely superb and a credit to the green keeper & his staff.  It was of course a Monthly Mug which meant playing a stroke round and sure enough this tough layout caught one or two golfers out.Buckers was going great guns until the 12th hole where he got into all sorts of trouble and ended up with an eleven which effectively put paid to his chances of winning the Mug.  Hunter & I were travelling quite well and neck & neck down the home stretch while Mashi, although fairly consistent was not having one of his better days.  We proceeded at a very good pace considering it was a stroke round and even with 2 drinks breaks we completed our full round in four hours & ten minutes.A terrific day’s golf at a lovely though challenging course with very good company.  It was very pleasing to hear the comments from all after that the day was an outstanding success and everyone was looking forward to the next Monthly Mug at Mountain Shadow in July.With the 25 starters we were able to have 2 flights and there were rewards for nearest the pins on the four par threes plus nearest first putts on the ninth & eighteenth greens.  As we had nine players who not yet had handicaps they were put in the second flight which we named the Callaway Grade & their scores were calculated using the Callaway Scoring System.Your humble organizer & correspondent continued his form of the last 2 outings and managed to win the very first Growling Swan Monthly Mug on a count back from Mike (Hunter) Gosden.  We both had a net 73 but my net 33 on the back nine got me home as Hunter had net 35.In third spot came Takeshi Hakozaki with a net 74 and the luckless Graham Buckingham finished fourth with a net 75.  In a count back for fifth & sixth Don Richardson (net 77 with net 36 on the back nine) edged out Bo Cardwell (net 77 with net 39 on the back nine).In the Callaway Grade the winner of the Growling Swan Monthly Glass was Ken Cornwall with a net 73, one better than runner up Bernie McCart.  In a count back for third place with both golfers on net 76, Vincent Romeo (51 back nine) took the honors with Fred Dineley (53 back nine) just missing out.Monthly Mug1st Peter Blackburn (12) net 732nd Mike Gosden (11) net 733rd Takeshi Hakozaki (13) net 744th Grahsm Buckingham (24) net 755th Don Richardson (13) net 776th Bo Cardwell (23) net 77Callaway Comp1st Ken Cornwall net 732nd Bernie McCart net 743rd Vincent Romeo net 76Near Pins:  2nd – Mike Allidi; 6th – Peter Starr; 13th – Ebrahim; 17th – Stu RifkinLong Putts:  9th – Ken Cornwall; 18th – Mashi KanetaThe winner of the Compass Cap (awarded for the worst score of the day) went to Aussie Jerry Dobbs and Hunter paraded Deefa the Dog who of course collected many donations to charity from our very generous Growling Swan crew.Presentations of course were back at The Growling Swan on this occasion and many thanks go to Peter Grey for sponsoring this event and providing a delicious chicken meal for everyone.  Yours truly took advantage of the “I won the mug, you fill it up” rule and along with most of the others stayed for several hours of fun and merriment.Note:  Growling Swan Golf welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners.  We generally play Mondays & Thursdays, meeting at The Growling Swan (formerly The Bunker Bar) in Soi Chaiyapoon at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am.  For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to [email protected]last_img read more

Loosen Up: NFL to allow some flair in celebrations

first_imgCHICAGO (AP) — The NFL wants to put some flair back into touchdown celebrations, allowing players to use the football as a prop, celebrate as a group and roll around on the ground again if they choose.In an email from Commissioner Roger Goodell sent to fans in an effort to deliver “a more exciting game experience,” the commissioner said the new guidelines came after conversations with more than 80 current and former players.The league, however, will continue to penalize any celebration deemed offensive, including those that embarrass opponents or mimic the use of weapons.“Players have told us they want more freedom to be able to express themselves,” Goodell wrote.That freedom had been stripped in many cases, with fans and media criticizing the NFL as being the “No Fun League.” A 15-yard penalty often was the price paid for excessiveness.Goodell’s email also mentioned how the league is placing an emphasis on speeding up the pace of games. To go with that, he said the league knows “that you love the spontaneous displays of emotion that come after a spectacular touchdown.”___For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) leaps on the goal post after scoring a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers won 45-10. (AP Photo/Don Wright)last_img read more

Moving mountains to oppose quarry

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows The weekend’s community walk of Mount Cannibal in protest against the controversial granite quarry proposed for a…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img