“Hair-cutting” commander disciplined by Nigeria’s road safety organisation

first_imgAction has been reportedly taken against a senior commander in Nigeria’s road safety organisation who cut off long hair on female employees.Andrew Kumapayi, regional commander for the FRSC in the southern Rivers State was filmed taking a pair of scissors to the women’s hair at an inspection parade in the city of Port Harcourt on Monday a move that sparked outrage online.Photos of the male commander carrying out the punishment were published on the official FRSC Facebook page and but have since been taken down, though the pictures have been shared thousands of times on social media.The post said that Mr Kumapayi was carrying out a “hair, uniform and fingernails inspection” of staff.There are rules governing the hairstyles of female staff at the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC).But a spokesman said the officer’s action was “outside” the FRSC mandate, the BBC reports.An official guide for female staff at FRSC parades says they must “maintain a hairstyle that can be tucked into their beret.” It does not mention a ban on long hair.Lauretta Onochie, an aide to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, condemned the haircuts as a “humiliation of women” in a post on Twitter.HUMILIATION OF WOMEN TAKEN TOO FAR BY FRSC sector Commander in Rivers State, Andrew Kumapayi. This man should be …….Photos-Bucky Hassan pic.twitter.com/WS8lCnISxt— Lauretta Onochie (@Laurestar) April 11, 2017Other officers involved in the incident had also been recalled, FRSC spokesman Bisi Kazeem told the state-run News Agency of Nigeria.An investigation was under way and “appropriate sanctions” would be taken against those involved, he added.last_img read more

Mouser Introduces Enhanced New RF Wireless Technology Site

first_imgMouser Electronics Inc. today announced that its newest technology site on Mouser.com covering radio frequency (RF) Wireless Technology has been expanded to feature the leading drop-in RF solutions. The new RF Wireless Technology site’s enhanced Solutions spotlight helps design engineers choose from the latest integrated solutions and drop-in modules with pre-certified radios that instantly add wireless capabilities to existing applications. The Solutions spotlight features the newest RF modules from industry-leading manufacturers Skyworks, Murata, Panasonic and Texas Instruments, to name a few. These leading RF solutions are organized by both frequency range (sub 1GHz, 1 – 5GHz, and over 5GHz) and protocol (Bluetooth, ZigBee, Wi-Fi, and GPS). The RF Technology site also provides information for designers looking to build an RF design from the components up and features a variety of resources and industry news, including the latest article from Richard Trueman, Panasonic Product Manager, Wireless Devices, titled “Bluetooth Low Energy . The World’s Next Great Technology.” The RF site also showcases a block diagram of a transceiver to speed navigation based on area of component interest.  “With the growing market demand for wireless systems, Mouser recognizes the need to provide design engineers with a comprehensive site that lets them quickly integrate RF technology into their designs,” says Kevin Hess, Mouser Vice President of Technical Marketing. “Our expanded RF Technology site makes it easier for engineers to identify the right drop-in solution to speed time to market by instantly adding wireless capability to existing applications. With expanded information on the industry’s leading RF modules, including selection criteria by frequency and protocol, Mouser’s RF Technology site supplies design engineers with a wealth of resources right at their fingertips.”  With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser caters to design engineers and buyers by delivering What’s Next in advanced technologies. Mouser offers customers 19 global support locations and stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is updated daily and searches more than 10 million products to locate over 3 million orderable part numbers available for easy online purchase.  Mouser.com also houses an industry-first interactive catalog, data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools. For more information please visit http://www.mouser.com .last_img read more

Modelithics and ANSYS Develop 3D Model Component Library for 5G & IIoT Communication Systems

first_imgModelithics and ANSYS are working together to develop a 3D electromagnetic simulation component model library that will enable customers to accelerate the design of wireless communication systems for 5G, smart devices and the industrial internet of things (IIoT). The partnership creates a new industry paradigm for sharing intellectual property (IP) and increases the accuracy of the radio frequency (RF) and microwave design process for networking equipment and mobile devices.Components such as inductors, capacitors, connectors and packaged filters used in wireless communication devices are packed tightly together in compressed packages to achieve increased functionality and product miniaturization. The resulting component-to-component electromagnetic (EM) field interactions and coupling, which are typically ignored in a system-level modeling approach, can significantly influence circuit performance, especially at higher 5G and millimeter wave frequencies. The ability to predict these effects during simulation is critical to meeting development timelines within budget.Modelithics and ANSYS will create a library of models that are defined by their physical geometry and material properties and can properly simulate interactions between components and their surrounding environment. These simulation-ready 3D components can simply be added to larger system designs in ANSYS HFSS without the need to apply excitations, boundary conditions or material properties.last_img read more

The NEOSI High School Player of the Week for Week Six: Medina RB Jimmy Daw

first_img Matt Loede Related TopicsJimmy DawMedina BeesThe NEOSI High School Player of the Week Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.center_img The Medina Bees are having a tremendous 2016 season, sitting at 6-0 after another dominant win on Friday night as they beat up the Brunswick Blue Devils 41-7 on the road. One reason why is the efforts of Senior running back Jimmy Daw, who barreled through the Blue Devils for 215 yards rushing on 16 carries to earn the honor of “The NEOSI High School Player of the Week for Week Six.”Daw is having a stellar senior year, setting the school record for touchdowns, and piling up big yards not only on the ground but in the air. In the win over the Blue Devils, he not only scored once on the ground, but also scored a 39-yard touchdown on a screen pass.The back is a big reason why the Bees are putting up video game like numbers on offense this season, as they have had games in which they’ve already scored 70, 55 and 52 points.The Bees and Daw will host the Mentor Cardinals this Friday in what should be another shootout in week seven. The NEOSI High School Player of the Week for Week Five: Shaw QB Alejandro WashingtonThe NEOSI High School Player of the Week for Week Four: Holy Name QB Joe CarterThe NEOSI High School Player of the Week for Week Three: Avon Lake QB Mark PappasThe NEOSI High School Player of the Week for Week Two: Parma High DB Andrew ShieldsThe NEOSI High School Player of the Week for Week One: North Olmsted LB Chandler Johnsonlast_img read more

UWF head coach Derrick Racine announces 2014 tennis schedule

first_img The No. 3-ranked men will have a total of 23 matches during the season, with 14 played in Pensacola. (Photo by John Blackie) Share UWF head coach Derrick Racine announces 2014 tennis schedulecenter_img   Men’s Tennis SchedulePENSACOLA, Fla. – University of West Florida tennis coach Derrick Racine has announced the men’s and women’s 2014 tennis schedules. Both squads will take on several nationally ranked opponents throughout the season.The No. 3-ranked men will have a total of 23 matches during the season, with 14 played in Pensacola. The Argos will have a tough season ahead of them and will have 13 of 23 matches against nationally ranked opponents. UWF will close out the regular season on an eight-game home stand in Pensacola. The No. 7-ranked women will play a total of 24 matches with 16 of them taking place at home. The women’s team will also face numerous ranked opponents this season with a total of 13 different opponents currently ranked.The Argonauts will kick off the year on the road against Armstrong Atlantic on Feb 1. The women’s team from Armstrong is the defending DII National Champions and is ranked No. 1 in the ITA Preseason Poll while the men’s team is ranked No. 2. Last season, the UWF men’s tennis team was ousted by Armstrong Atlantic in the semifinals 5-2.The following week West Florida will play host to the first home match of the season, as both teams will take on Auburn Montgomery on Feb. 7.The UWF women’s team will face a string of top-15 opponents in March starting with No. 8 Saint Leo on March 8. Following that match the Argos will face No. 3 Barry, No. 6 Lynn, No. 11 Florida Southern and No. 9 Rollins College in a two-week span. West Florida will wrap up the regular season at home against No. 5 Columbus State on April 12.The West Florida men’s tennis team will face four top-10 opponents in March starting with No. 8 Saint Leo on March 8. Following the match the Argos will face No. 4 Lynn and No. 1 Barry on the road. UWF will wrap up the mid-March road trip by racing No. 9 Rollins on March 15.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#    Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

UWF Rises to No. 12 in the Latest CSCAA Rankings

first_imgFULL POLLCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of West Florida Swimming and Diving Team climbed to No. 12 in the most recent rankings for Division II by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. This is the organization’s third poll that has been released this season, as the Argonauts were previously slated at No. 14 in the final 2019 poll.Delta State jumped the Argos in the rankings with the Lady Statesmen moving into the top ten at No. 9. Both teams remained the only members from the New South Intercollegiate Swim Conference to be ranked in the top 25. West Florida will take on Delta State this Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia.West Florida is coming off their final home meet of the season in which they defeated Hendrix College 254-36 and fell to Division I opponent Tulane University 181-119.The Argos had two swimmers place first in individual events at the meet: junior Morgan Ayers and sophomore Ester Rizzetto. Ayers won the 100 Breast with a finals time of 1:05.48. Rizzetto won both the 50 Free (23.22) and the 100 Free (50.93). For the latest information on West Florida’s Swimming & Diving Team, follow Argo athletics on Twitter @GoArgos. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Dimitri Payet does not want to play for West Ham, says Slaven Bilic

first_imgWest Ham United manager Slaven Bilic says forward Dimitri Payet no longer wants to play for the club – but says they will not sell him.The 29-year-old France international has regularly been linked with a move away from West Ham.“We have said we don’t want to sell our best players but Payet does not want to play for us,” Bilic said. “We are not going to sell him.”Payet joined West Ham from Marseille for £10.7m in June 2015.He excelled in his first season with the club, scoring 12 goals and earning a nomination for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award.In February 2016 he signed a new contract to tie him to the Hammers to the summer of 2021.However, even though he has scored on five occasions this season, Payet has failed to hit the same heights this season, and the Sun reported last week that Bilic had ordered the player to improve his attitude.“I expect from him to come back and to show commitment and determination to the team like the team has shown to him,” Bilic said on Friday.“We aren’t going to sell him, not whatsoever. It’s not a money issue or anything. We want to keep our best players.“I spoke to the chairman and this is not a money issue. We gave him a long contract because we want him to stay.”He was left on the bench for Friday’s 5-0 FA Cup defeat by Manchester City.“He’s probably been tapped up by some clubs or whatever,” added Bilic. “That is usual at this time of year.“But until he changes his attitude he is out of the team and he’s not going to train with us.”West Ham are 13th in the Premier League, seven points above the relegation zone, and host Crystal Palace on Saturday.last_img read more

Klopp welcomes ‘massive’ Liverpool training boost

first_imgLiverpool manager Jürgen Klopp says having the squad back together is a “massive, massive lift” as his team prepares to wrap up a first league title in 30 years.English football has been on hold since mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic, but ‘Project Restart’ is well under way and the English Premier League is set to resume on June 17.Liverpool have a 25-point lead over nearest rivals Manchester City.Liverpool stepped up preparations by resuming contact training in recent days, with Klopp looking to hit the ground running in the postponed Merseyside derby.“We don’t have to be match-fit now,” he told Liverpoolfc.com. “We try it with increasing intensity, day by day, but we have to be fit on the 19th or 20th, whichever day they will give us against Everton, I think. That’s the moment when we want to be at 100 per cent.”Klopp said the length of the break was unprecedented.“We never had nine weeks without football training in our lives — since we played football, pretty much,” Klopp said.last_img read more

Report: Shrewsbury Town 2-3 Bristol City

first_imgThe visitors looked well in control thanks to a faultless first-half display, taking a deserved lead through Jay Emmanuel-Thomas’ first goal in 13 games.But Tamika Mkandawire levelled things up shortly before the interval with a speculative long-range shot which found the bottom corner before turning Sam Baldock’s cross into his own net nine minutes after the break.Again Shrewsbury responded, this time through a Paul Parry header, but recalled winger Joe Bryan found a header of his own to turn the tide back in City’s favour on 63 minutes – this time for good.Steve Cotterill made one change to his side victorious against Gillingham at Ashton Gate last time out, with Bryan replacing fellow Bristolian Bobby Reid, who dropped out of the squad altogether.City, attacking a sea of red behind the Shrewsbury goal in the first half, began with a spring in their step as Bryan raced down the left and produced a cross not dealt with by Joe Anyon, who survived an early scare with Sam Baldock lurking.At the other end, Frank Fielding was forced to race from his line as Adam El-Abd misjudged a high ball, with the keeper taking ball and man in the form of Shrews debutant Sam Foley, who took a painful blow for his troubles.Then Emmanuel-Thomas sprung to life for the first time, latching on to Stephen Pearson’s pass and ambling into the box in his own unique style, sidestepping defenders only to be denied by a last-ditch tackle just as the shooting chance arose.The visitors were unquestionably on top and took a deserved lead on 18 minutes at the end of a good spell of pressure.First Aden Flint found himself in an unfamiliar crossing position, forcing a corner from which Brendan Moloney’s deep delivery was met at the far post by a towering leap from Bryan.After his header bounced dangerously close to the far post, Shrewsbury failed to clear the danger and the ball found its way to Emmanuel-Thomas on the right corner of the penalty area.Slowing down to walking pace, the striker shifted the ball on to his left foot and dispatched a ferocious shot high past Anyon at his near post. City were not about to let up, either. Emmanuel-Thomas’ cross nearly picked out the unmarked Baldock before Wade Elliott’s ambitious volley only just dipped too late on to the top of the net.It was turning into a really accomplished first-half display. A slick passing move saw Pearson release Derrick Williams down the left, whose cutback just bobbled awkwardly in front of Bryan who duly scuffed his shot against a defender.There was a minor blip inflicted by Elliott’s panicked clearance to prompt a Shrewsbury corner, from which El-Abd made an important clearing header, but the Birmingham City loanee was soon making an impact again at the right end.Elliott, now 35, spent his younger years as an out and out winger and showed those instincts to breeze past Jacobson and stand up an inviting cross for Williams to head over the bar from a position of promise.All in all it was hard to find fault with City’s performance, but all their good work was to be cancelled out in an instant four minutes before the interval.There seemed no danger when central defender Mkandawire picked up possession 35 yards from goal, but the skipper decided to pull the trigger and sent an arrowing shot low past Fielding to the keeper’s right for a most unlikely equaliser.Unsurprisingly there was a renewed zest about the hosts after the break. Winger Jon Taylor immediately came infield and hit a rising left-footed shot only a couple of yards over the top, suggesting the second 45 could have a very different feel to it.But before long City had their lead back, as Jacobson made a mess of Simon Gillett’s diagonal pass, allowing Baldock to steal in and play a low ball across the six-yard box which Mkandawire could only turn into his own net from point-blank range under very little pressure.However, this time the Robins would be unable to exert their control for a sustained period, as Parry levelled things up for a second time just five minutes later. Dave McAllister’s burst down the right culminated in a powerful cross impressively diverted back across Fielding by the head of the flying winger at the back post in another kick in the teeth for Cotterill’s men to overcome.But overcome it they did with the fifth goal of the game on a ground which had seen very few in recent weeks.It was a straightforward one too, as Emmanuel-Thomas’ corner was attacked at the far post by another giant leap from Bryan, whose downward header had clearly crossed the line before Jacobson stretched to clear.There was still plenty of time to spare and City would have defending to do. Miles Storey tried his luck from distance and Fielding dived bravely at the striker’s feet, but the Shrews were hardly peppering the City goal.Cotterill would also lose Flint to injury 20 minutes from time, despite the defender initially attempting to play through a knee problem.Baldock had the best chance to grab the killer fourth when Emmanuel-Thomas’ free kick glanced off substitute Karleigh Osborne kindly into his path, but Anyon saved smartly down to his right to keep his team in the contest.City would have to survive a late aerial bombardment as a series of set-pieces were tossed into their box, but Foley headed the last notable chance over the bar in stoppage time.last_img read more

Cauley-Stein takes “Team Blake” to draft

first_imgVideo | UK’s Towns previews NBA Draft in NYCPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:7d005485b370cbbbd7d33834 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-207702-4318894093001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Video | UK’s Devin Booker previews the NBA Draft in New York City.Video | UK’s Cauley-Stein previews NBA Draft in NYCPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:2e179a604672eda93893dbca Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-94971-4319097778001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Video | UK’s Willie Cauley-Stein previews NBA Draft in NYCKentucky star Willie Cauley-Stein came to the NBA Draft with a new tattoo: for his late friend Blake Hundley.Kentucky star Willie Cauley-Stein came to the NBA Draft with a new tattoo: for his late friend Blake Hundley.NEW YORK – When former Kentucky star Willie Cauley-Stein strides across the stage at Thursday night’s NBA Draft, likely as a lottery pick, he won’t be alone. The 7-footer befriended 9-year-old Blake Hundley last season and gave the boy, who was battling brain cancer, a set of dog tags engraved with “Brothers” during the NCAA Tournament. Cauley-Stein also wore a “Team Blake” bracelet as the Wildcats ran to the Final Four.Who’ll go where for UK in NBA Draft?Sadly, Blake passed away shortly after. But Cauley-Stein has kept his memory alive with a grand gesture: he recently tattooed “Team Blake” on the left side of his neck. So when he shakes the NBA commissioner’s hand, his little buddy will be there with him.“It’s going to be cool,” Cauley-Stein said. “His mom’s been blowing up my phone. I think she’s more excited than me. She texted me: ‘You’re always going to be part of this family.’ That’s cool to be able to connect to somebody like that, that you didn’t grow up with. It’s just a special thing.” Kyle Tucker can be reached at (502) 582-4361. Follow him on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ.Get the CJ’s free UK CatsHQ newsletterlast_img read more