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TNSC conducted the research jointly with Associate Professor Shin-Ichi Ohira of the Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology at Kumamoto University.The analyser traces moisture in nitrogen using an MOF with a porous structure as a moisture-sensitive agent that fulfils a response speed of less than five minutes and lower detection limit of 10 vol. ppb at a cost of less than \1 million.TNSC plans to move forward with testing at its related plants, and progress to public sales within the fiscal year ending 2021 (from April 2020 to March 2021) through long-term field testing in actual environments.The company will also move ahead on technological development and commercialisation for application with other types of gases and greater sensitivity.Technical OverviewTNSC explained the process: “MOF is a porous agent group formed through a coordinate bond between metal ions and organic ligands and is a next-generation functional material expected to be used in applications such as gas storage, separation, or catalyst.” Source: Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation Source: Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation“Cu-BTC is an MOF formed by divalent copper ion (Cu2+) and benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylate (BTC) that absorbs and desorbs moisture molecules at room temperature and specific wavelength absorbance changes in conjunction with that (Fig. 1, above).”“The analyser’s basic principle is to detect the absorbance change and convert that to moisture concentration.”“In trace amounts, changes in moisture concentration have a rapid and high correlation with changes in absorbance, so showing this enables highly reliable measurements of high sensitivity and rapid responsiveness.”“As shown in the measurement example in Fig. 2 (see below), the indicated values rose immediately after the introduction of nitrogen gas containing trace amounts of moisture, confirming that the analyser responds faster than conventional general-purpose analysers and solidifying that it can be used as a moisture impurity concentration control device in processes with extreme moisture aversion.”
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The proportion of people needing legal advice to make out a lasting power of attorney has dropped from 80% to 20% since the introduction of an online system, the government claimed today.Citing Lasting Power of Attorney as an example of a government service successfully moving online, a paper published by the Cabinet Office said that previously, ‘80% of users needed help from a solicitor, adding to their financial and emotional burden’. By contrast ‘80% are able to complete the digital service without needing to engage a solicitor, and the error rate on submitted forms has dropped, avoiding the frustration and cost of repeat submissions.’Online lasting power of attorney went fully live in May this year. The Law Society warned that the digital service is still in its early days. ‘For some, the option to go digital will be welcome. However, many people choose to use a solicitor both for the personal service and because they are likely to need other legal services at the same time,’ a spokesperson said. The Cabinet Office paper, Efficiency and reform in the next parliament sets out the government’s plans to cut the cost of public services in the next five years, especially through the use of IT. Criminal justice will be a particular focus, the paper suggests. To reduce cost and delay, the government ‘will move towards a digital end-to-end criminal justice system, where information is captured once by a police officer responding to a crime and then flows through the system without duplication or reworking,’ the paper says.’Video technology should be the default unless victims and witnesses, suspects, lawyers or police officers are required in the courtroom.’
The Invest Dominica Authority (IDA), with the support of the ACP Business Climate Facility (BizClim), is organizing a 2-day Stakeholder Forum which will take place at the Fort Young Hotel in Roseau on 5-6 August 2014. The objective of the Stakeholder Forum will be to explore the feasibility of establishing a national venture capital (VC) fund in the Commonwealth of Dominica—and a parallel fundraising platform for the Eastern Caribbean region—to facilitate access to early-stage equity financing by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and aspiring entrepreneurs. The ACP Business Climate facility (BizClim), a programme of the ACP Secretariat financed by the European Union under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF), aims at fostering a business-enabling environment in ACP countries and regions by improving legislation, institutional frameworks and financial measures relating to the enabling environment of the private sector.The Forum will be attended by approximately 60 distinguished stakeholders, including representatives of business and industry associations, financial institutions, local SMEs and entrepreneurs, as well as intergovernmental organizations, such as the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and the European Investment Bank (EIB).Efforts at increased diversification of Dominica’s economy have been pursued through various initiatives, including the provision of tax and profit repatriation incentives to foreign companies, waiver of import duties on select equipment, streamlining of licensing procedures and by othermeans. These initiatives have contributed to a notable expansion of Dominica’s ecotourism sector, successful development of an offshore medical education sector, attraction of a considerable number of Internet businesses and growth of the ICT sector. Despite these achievements, however, there is critical need for SMEs and entrepreneurs to have access to much needed financing for business expansion and day-to-day operations.With these considerations at the forefront, IDA—with the support of BizClim—is currently undertaking a project to augment the Dominican Government’s ongoing reform programmes and contribute to improvements in the overall business and investment climate.The project aims to support the Dominican Government’s ongoing restructuring and diversification efforts by addressing one of the chief obstacles faced by country’s businesses and entrepreneurs―access to finance. The specific goal of the intervention is to explore the viability of, and the prerequisites for, establishing alternative mechanisms for access to capital in Dominica and the broader region―in particular by SMEs―in the form of a national venture capital fund and a regional fundraising platform.The Invest Dominica Authority is the focal Government Agency responsible for promoting and facilitating investment in tourism and industrial activities in the Commonwealth of Dominica. Its mandate is to actively pursue all sustainable investments—both domestic and foreign—and to provide the necessary facilitation services from the beginning to the end of the investment process. Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews IDA partners with BizClim to host stakeholder forum by: – July 17, 2014 Share Share Tweet 48 Views no discussions
95 Views no discussions MV Carnival Liberty docked at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth on Friday 10 April 2015(DDA) In preparation for the eventual return of the cruise industry, Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) in collaboration with Aquila’s Center for Cruise Excellence hosted a half day workshop on ‘Maximizing Opportunities in Cruise’, on Tuesday, May 12,2020. The workshop targeted cruise stakeholders’ management teams and addressed the following topics:Overview of the Cruise IndustryExcellence in Destination DeliveryExcellence in Operations, Safety and SecurityExcellence in CommunityMaximizing Opportunities Action PlanThe workshop, held via Zoom, was facilitated by Beth Hatt, President of Aquila’s Center for Cruise Excellence. Aquila’s Center for Cruise Excellence offers training programs to help cruise destinations and tour operators around the world achieve excellence in their ports, tours, guides, and businesses.DDA is working together with the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) and Aquila to provide relevant training and coaching programs which will assist tourism service providers to be ready when cruise activities resume and to raise the level of service excellence. It is envisaged that this initiative will assist stakeholder groupings in coming together to think creatively and differently.For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at 767 448 2045. Or, visit Dominica’s official website: www.DiscoverDominica.com, follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook and take a look at our videos on YouTube.About Dominica: Dominica (pronounced Dom-in-EEK-a, and not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) is a haven for adventure travelers seeking a unique vacation that includes: hiking and adventure, cultural events/festivals, diving and water sports, whale/dolphin watching and canyoning adventures. Dominica lies south of Guadeloupe and north of Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean. Air travelers can connect to Dominica on Air Antilles, Air Sunshine, Coastal Air Transport, interCaribbean Airways, LIAT, Seaborne Airlines, or WINAIR from the surrounding hubs of Antigua, Barbados, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, St Lucia, the British Virgin Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. If travelling by sea, travelers can connect to Dominica on L’Express Des Iles ferry service from Guadeloupe, Martinique, and St. Lucia and on Val’ferry from Guadeloupe and Martinique. Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share Share BusinessEntertainmentLifestyleLocalNews Discover Dominica Authority Hosts ‘Maximizing Opportunities for Cruise’ Workshop by: – May 15, 2020
Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), a leading provider of mission-critical electronic solutions, has announced the capability to develop new millimeter wave (mmW) Active Electronically Scanned Arrays (AESA) for airborne early warning radar, intercept or acquisition control, ballistic missile warning and acquisition surveillance, mapping and missile tracking and guidance applications. Frequencies under development include Ka-Band and W-Band. Due to the technical challenges of deploying AESA architectures in this frequency range, CAES is one of only a handful of organizations with the capability to develop such solutions.Jeff Hassannia, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Strategy and Technology for Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions, commented that their AESA technology incorporates the best capabilities from the broad portfolio of technologies, representing an integrated aperture to data architecture. As one of only a handful of companies able to provide this capability, Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is able to achieve this milestone due to their legacy in antenna and aperture design and mastery of the front end of advanced systems combined with the familiarity with the needs of aerospace and defense customers. It is critical to offer cutting-edge sensor technologies in partnership with their customers to deliver solutions aligned with program needs and the needs of the warfighters. Advanced packaging of System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solutions with fully integrated subsystems widen opportunities to deliver this strategically important technology to defense primes and key subsystem providers. Its modular, extremely scalable design allows system designers to deploy anywhere from a few elements to thousands, as the application requires.The CAES mmW AESA leverages SoC Integrated Circuit (IC) technology and innovative packaging techniques such as flip-chip and bumped die. Additionally, it boasts higher transmit power and rugged assemblies for integrated multi-channel Gallium Nitride (GaN) Transmit/Receive Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMIC). The evolving Multiple Inputs Multiple Outputs (MIMO) feature offers extended virtual receive channels, improved angular resolution, and interference immunity associated with digitally coded channels. These extended capabilities will also offer improved range resolution, better signal to noise ratio (SNR) at similar frame rates, and faster updates with short system cycles. The system will also switch between phase array modes and massive MIMO processing mode or a combination thereof. Advanced digital processing ICs utilizing these capabilities result in four-dimensional (4D) detection datasets with spatial position and velocity for many targets. Click here to read more information.
MANILA – College of St. Benilde LadyBlazers continued its hot streak after defeating Letran Lady Knights in theNCAA Season 95 Women’s Volleyball on Monday at the San Juan Arena. Chelsea Umali scores seven points built on five attacks, a block and an ace in action against Letran Lady Knights. TIEBREAKER TIMES PHOTO Rookies Gayle Pascual and Mycah Go, aswell as Chelsea Umali fronted the Lady Blazers to finish the match in threeeasy sets, 25-20, 25- 18, 25-15, and claim the solo first place in thestandings at 3-0. “Sinasabi lang naman nicoach Jerry [Yee] na per game ang focus namin. Dapat give lang ng one-hundred-percent namin,” Lady Blazers assistant coach JayChua said. Umali top-scored with seven points built on five attacks, a block, and anace, while Michelle Gamit, Jade Gentapa, and Klarisa Abriam supplemented sixmarkers each. Pascual, Go, Kaila Miranda and Marites Pablo chimed in fivemarkers apiece for the Lady Blazers. Over the weekend, the LadyBlazers survived a tough stand by the Lyceum Lady Pirates for a 23-25,25-23, 23-25, 25-18, 15-7 victory. On the Lady Knights’ part, theirdefeat came days after opening their Season 95 campaign with a 22-25, 25-10,25-18, 25-13 triump over Emilio Aguinaldo College Lady Generals. In the other volleyball results, SanBeda University Red Lionesses edged Jose Rizal University Lady Bombers, 25-17,22-25, 25-27, 25-14, 15-6, while University of Perpetual Help Lady Altas fendedoff San Sebastian College-Recoletos Lady Stags, 29-31, 25-13, 25-20, 25-20./PN
By Larry GageSpecial to the PRESSThe Port Isabel Lady Tarpons track athletes continue their efforts to put together a complete team in time for next month’s district meet. They may have been lost in the crowd at last week’s Falcon Relays in Los Fresnos, but the field was loaded with big school teams from across the lower Valley. Port Isabel’s head girls’ track and field coach Julie Breedlove summed it up at practice this week at Tarpon Stadium. “I thought we had a pretty good meet,” Breedlove said. “We took two seconds off our 4 x 200 (meter relay) and several seconds off our 4 x 400.”In the 4 x 100-meter relay event, the Port Isabel foursome of Madison Ramos, Talajai Reed, Carolina Romero and Lora Galvan turned in the 14th-best time of the day at 4:36.03. In the 4 x 200 Madison Ramos, Danaka Camacho, Mandy Perkins and Lora Galvan raced to the 10th-fastest time in that event with an automatically-timed 1:55.13. And in the 4 x 100, Karina Aguilera, Madison Ramos, Emily Lagos and Allyson Reyes combined to time in at 55.54 seconds, and that was good for 15th-fastest on the day. Allyson Reyes ran the first leg on the 4 x 200 relay team and she shared her thoughts. “We changed the order and we cut down our time by two seconds,” Reyes said. Second leg runner, Danaka Camacho, said “I normally run fourth leg, so it was a change for me. My handoff wasn’t the best but we’ll work on it.” Lora Galvan runs the third leg on the 4 x 200.“The person you hand off to has to take off at the same speed, and you have to make the handoff in the exchange zone,” Galvan said. “They changed it this year- it’s longer now.” Talajai “TJ” Reed is new to the program, recently transferring to Port Isabel High School from Austin del Valle. She ran the fourth leg on the 4 x 200 at Los Fresnos. “Week by week, we’re getting more kids as they come out,” Breedlove said. “Our basketball kids are here now, and we’ve got almost all of our kids back from last year.”Camacho competed in the long jump at Los Fresnos for the first time this season and took third in the event with a leap of 15-06.50. Her jumping coach, Kyle DeMoss, was unavailable until last week, as he was involved in the playoffs as head coach of the girls’ basketball team.“She didn’t even jump her best jump and she got third place,” DeMoss said this week. Camacho won gold in the long jump at last year’s district meet in Hidalgo when she jumped 15-07.25.The Lady Tarpons tallied 7 points on the day, which tied them with rival district member La Feria for 13th place. Hidalgo, also representing District 32-4A, was 11th in the final team standings with 17 points. The top ten teams were all from 5A and 6A schools. Edinburg Economedes finished first with 120 points, and Edinburg Vela was next with 104 points. Los Fresnos (78), San Benito (61), and Harlingen South (44) rounded out the top five. The Lady Tarpons will compete at Rio Hondo’s Bobcat Relays this Friday, March 6. Two meets remain on the schedule after that before the district meet in Port Isabel next month.“We’re trying to shave seconds every week,” Breedlove said Monday. “That’s what we do. I think we’re on track right now (to defend district title). Hopefully the weather will hold up and we’ll get some good practices in.” RelatedLady Tarpons Strong at Tijerina RelaysBy Larry Gage Special to the Press The Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons track and field team ran its last meet at Raymondville last week before this week’s District 32-4A meet in Hidalgo. They won two gold medals in individual events and earned enough points overall to place fourth…April 5, 2019In “News”Track and field win five gold medalsBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons track and field team was golden at the District 32-4A meet last week at Hidalgo. They captured the team championship and won five gold medals in the process. And that’s not all; a total of nine Lady…April 12, 2019In “News”Ramos Tops in High Jump at RaymondvilleBy Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Port Isabel Lady Tarpon track and field athlete Madison Ramos was golden at the Albert Tijerina Relays last Friday, February 21, in Raymondville. She won first place in the high jump with a season-best leap of five feet even. Her goal is to…February 28, 2020In “News” Share