Occupiers on the march back into central London

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Assured Performance Appoints Mike Miller As Director Of Certified Network Development

first_imgFrom BodyShop Business The certified body shop network managed by Assured Performance is projected to reach more than 1,500 total shops by year’s end, and more than 2,500 by year-end 2015.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Assured Performance has announced the appointment of Mike Miller as national director of certified network development. He will be developing and managing Assured Performance’s national network of on-site business analysts, business coaches and body shop inspector-auditors. “We are very proud to have Mike’s proven management capabilities added to our team,” said Scott Biggs, CEO of Assured Performance. “He is exactly the kind of leader and technical expert we need to refine and improve our business development and on-site inspection capabilities, strengthening our national certified repair network of dealer and independently-owned body shops. He also provides a natural liaison with I-CAR, an organization with which we work closely.” Miller has 27 years of experience serving the insurance and collision repair industries. His career began in the insurance arena, helping to start up and manage a direct repair program. He then moved to the shop world, becoming a shop manager. Later, he became an I-CAR instructor and eventually regional manager and zone manager. For the past several years, he has been I-CAR’s national field support manager, responsible for developing and managing the I-CAR instructor network. He has been instrumental in course development, network management and training more than 450 part-time instructors and more than 2,000 volunteers. He also served as a captain in the U.S. Army.last_img read more

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Carnegie Granted Milestone Payments by Australian Government

first_imgWave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited completed the final foundation milestone and a progress milestone for the onshore plant component of the Perth Wave Energy Project with the receipt of $ 739,862 from the Western Australian State Government and $ 1,165,921 in payment claims submitted to the Australian Government. Carnegie received $739,862 for completion of two milestones from the Western Australian State Government under its LEED Grant. The milestone payments were awarded for Carnegie’s progress on the onshore plant and the completion of the foundations for the Perth Project.Carnegie has submitted milestone payment claims worth $1,165,921 for the completion of these milestones to the Australian Government under its grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Emerging Renewables Program.Carnegie Wave Energy is an Australian wave energy technology developer. Carnegie is the 100% owner and developer of the CETO Wave Energy Technology intellectual property.Press Release, March 31, 2014last_img read more

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Interim valuations: Doing the sums

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Serbia reopens line to the Bosnian border

first_imgSERBIA: Passenger services on the 65 km line from Šabac to Loznica and Brasina on the Bosnian border restarted on September 1, having been suspended since 2005.Services are to be extended to Zvornik Novi in Bosnia-Herzegovina from the December timetable change. Infrastruktura ŽS has rehabilitated the single track route at cost of €21m, which was higher than anticipated. The project involved significant works between Štitar and Loznica, modernising Brasina and Loznica stations and building a new station at Majur. The maximum axleload has been raised from 16 to 22·5 tonnes.The modernized route is suitable for a maximum speed of 80 km/h, giving a journey time of 68 min.last_img read more

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Eight killed in Zambia stampede over food aid

first_imgAt last eight people were killed and 28 others injured in a stampede in the Zambian capital Lusaka on Monday as thousands struggled to claim food handouts, police said.Police in the Southern African nation have opened an inquiry into the deadly incident that occurred following an attempt by more than 35,000 people to enter a sports complex where the Church of Christ was giving out food parcels.“We have since dispersed the gathering and an inquiry into the matter has been instituted,” a police statement said.According to the World Bank, 60 percent of the people in Zambia live below the poverty line, with 42 percent considered to be extremely poor.last_img read more

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Tanzania threatens to dissolve opposition-run municipal council over transparency row

first_imgTanzania’s President elect John Pombe Magufuli addresses members of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi Party (CCM) at the party’s sub-head office on Lumumba road in Dar es Salaam, October 30, 2015. REUTERS/Emmanuel Herman Tanzania’s President elect John Pombe Magufuli addresses members of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi Party (CCM) at the party’s sub-head office on Lumumba road in Dar es Salaam, October 30, 2015. REUTERSTanzania threatened on Monday to disband an opposition-led municipal council if it continued to defy the government and maintain membership in a global initiative aimed at creating more open government.The Kigoma Ujiji Municipal Council in northwestern Tanzania run by a relatively small opposition party, ACT-Wazalendo, has vowed to remain in the Open Government Partnership (OGP) as a sub-national member despite central government’s withdrawal, Reuters reports.The government warned the leader of ACT-Wazalendo, Zitto Kabwe, in parliament on Monday that his party would lose the municipal council if it did not immediately withdraw.“A municipal council cannot refuse to comply with a decision made by the central government,” Tanzania’s Good Governance Minister, George Mkuchika, said in parliament.Mkuchika warned that if the council continues to communicate with OGP, the government will take stern measures, which may include disbanding the municipal council.The East African nation joined the OGP in 2011 to promote transparency and accountability in government spending, but withdrew in July. It said it wanted to focus on participation in APRM, a similar peer review system for African governments.The 75-member Washington-based OGP aims to secure commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.Tanzanian President John Magufuli, has been accused by rights groups of cracking down on opposition. He denies the claims, saying his government respects democracy.Magufuli has been praised by some Western countries for curbing corruption and wasteful government spending since taking office in Nov 2015.last_img read more

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Anritsu Completes Testing of first 4×4 MIMO LTE-Advanced Chipset

first_imgAnritsu has successfully completed testing of GCT Semiconductor’s 4G LTE-Advanced chip, GDM7243Q, using the MD8430A signaling tester with Rapid Test Designer (RTD). GCT Semiconductor is a supplier of advanced 4G mobile semiconductor solutions. The GDM7243Q is an dvanced FDD-TDD LTE chip with the world’s first 4X4 MIMO carrier aggregation for LTE.4×4 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) involves the use of four transmit antennas at the LTE base station, and four receiver antennas inside the user equipment (UE) device, in order to increase spectral efficiency, achieve higher data throughout and improve coverage. Anritsu’s MD8430A is an LTE signaling tester that can simulate a base station with up to eight transmit antennas. The engineering team at GCT used the MD8430A controlled by RTD software to transmit at up to 300 Mbps over a 4×4 MIMO connection, and were able to verify that their chip could reliably sustain the connection over an extended period of time.last_img read more

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Empower RF to Showcase 1 to 3 GHz High Power Amplifier at IMS 2016

first_img CW, FM, AM, CE Digital Modulation Multi-carrier / Multitone Pulse Modulation Gated Pulse Built in Peak Detectors Empower RF Systems will be conducting live demonstrations of their broadband, high power amplifiers with compelling performance, small size, IOT interface, and user selectable functionality that dares to challenge legacy products offered in the market. At IMS 2016 (to be held in SF, next week) they will be showcasing a variety of RF modules along with their 1 to 3 GHz, 1 kW HPA in a 5U chassis. This is an extraordinary design which includes an integrated (internal) dual directional coupler and instrument grade power metering.In addition to size / weight / power performance, their demonstration team will be exercising the system software that makes this a truly configurable amplifier with modes and features that include:Selectable User Output Power Control Input and Output Detectors Selectable Peak and RMS Selectable Operating Modes Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Automatic Level Control (ALC) Manual Gain Control (MGC) This array of operational and power detection modes provides that flexibility you need in an increasingly complex digital waveform environment. They will be controlling these amplifiers through a wireless connection and highlighting diagnostics and remote control features through an iPad.If you will be attending IMS 2016, go and see Empower RF Systems at Booth 1947.last_img read more

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