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Uganda Kizza Besigye’s son has won president of the Oxford…

first_imgAnslem Besigye, a student at Oxford University, won his bid to become president of the Oxford Union, one of the most prestigious debating societies in the world.Oxford Union is one of the most prestigious debating societies in the world.His mother, who is the Executive Director of charity Oxfam International, tweeted about his victory: He followed his  father’s footsteps by running to become president of one of the most prestigious university debating societies in the world, the Oxford Union.To aid his campaign, Anslem Besigye has released an election video, which has already been viewed more than 50,000 times on Facebook.“I plan to hold public exhibitions on hot burning issues and current events. This is a great way to drum up attention for the team and to practice for exhibition rounds,” he pledges in the video.His father Dr. Kizza Besigye has been under house arrest since the country went to the polls on February 16, accused of plotting to incite Ugandans to hold mass protests over the election results.Long serving leader Yoweri Museveni was declared winner of the presidential election which was highly disputed by the opposition.Another opposition leader Amama Mbabazi went to court to contest Museveni’s re-election but the East African country’s highest court ruled that the poll result was fair.last_img read more

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Chamisa: No plans for coalition deal with Mnangagwa

first_imgMnangagwa threatens to arrest Nelson Chamisa over planned protests Related Nelson Chamisa has ruled out any coalition deal with his ZANU-PF nemesis President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Chamisa told South African broadcaster SABC on Tuesday night that his supporters had warned him to reject any overtures from Mnangagwa, lest he would sink his party.Opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Nelson Chamisa gestures during the launch of his party’s election manifesto in Harare, Zimbabwe, June 7, 2018. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo“We must be able to protect the vote, otherwise we will not be able to convince anyone to go to elections five years down the line. Our people have said ‘Mr. Chamisa, don’t work with these people’.“They are saying don’t join hands with the Crocodile (Mnangagwa’s moniker), you will be drowned’ like what happened to president (Morgan) Tsvangirai when he worked with (former President) Robert Mugabe, he was diluted, we were diluted, we ended up losing focus and manipulated out of power,” Chamisa said.ZANU-PF secretary for legal affairs Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana also said he was not aware of any discussions between Chamisa and Mnangagwa, but could not rule out the possibility of talks between the protagonists.Chamisa also admits that he has not yet been approach by Mnangagwa or any other member of the ZANU-PF.Last week, soon after Mnangagwa was declared winner of the July 30 polls by the Constitutional Court, he publicly admitted that Chamisa had a role to play in the development of the country after the opposition leader declared that the Zanu PF front-man had no capacity to steer the country out of the murky waters over the next five years.Chamisa reiterated his position on Tuesday, saying: “Far from my fate being sealed. In any event it’s not about Chamisa, it’s about the people of Zimbabwe, they voted for a particular choice, but they were cheated. They were deceived, but that deception is not going to last forever. We have the authority. This country belongs to the people. That is why I told you that there is going to be a proper inauguration very soon. New Zimbabwe is coming, you will see it.” Zimbabwe: President Mnangagwa rules out formation of coalition government Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa moves to stop Chamisa’s election challengelast_img read more

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Cost-Effective Waveguide Modules for V-band mm-Wave License Free Spectrum

first_imgRF Superstore, a microwave component supply outlet created by Pasternack founder Murray Pasternack, has introduced two highly integrated V-band waveguide modules. The new RFS-640000-V60-282 Transmitter and RFS-640000-V60-283 Receiver meet the demanding high-speed, low-cost production requirements of today’s developers. These silicon-based 60 GHz waveguide modules utilize the license-free V-band millimeter wave spectrum from 57 GHz to 64 GHz. Potential applications of these waveguide modules include multi-Gbps digital communications, HD video transmission, millimeter wave radar & imaging, and ATE at 60 GHz.The cost-effective waveguide modules are small, light weight, easy to integrate and incorporate an easy-to-use, multi-pin LSHM connector for power, reference clock, digital control port, and baseband signals. The ability to attach standard components makes these 60 GHz V-band modules practical for a wide range of millimeter wave configurations and budgets. The waveguide modules feature a unique chip to waveguide transition that is compatible with the WR-15, UG-385/U waveguide flange interface. This radio transmitter operates in the license-free frequency range of 57 to 64 GHz. The waveguide module supports up to 1.8 GHz modulation bandwidth, which feature an I/Q interface for baseband modulation.Typical power output of this waveguide module is 15 dBm.The Model RFS-640000-V60-282 is priced at $1,099 and is available for immediate shipment. A companion receiver waveguide module, Model RFS-640000-V60-283, priced at $1,099 is also available. A pair consisting of a transmitter & receiver is available at the special price of $1,999 (RFS-640000-V60-PAIR).last_img read more

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Terkait Masalah Seat Pitch, FAA Dipaksa Perbaharui Peraturan Penerbangan

first_imgJarak antar kursi 29 inci (Wing Boarding Area) Tersadar atau tidak, saat ini banyak maskapai yang mempersempit jarak antar kursi satu dengan lainnya (seat pitch). Hal ini dilakukan agar pesawat bisa menampung penumpang lebih banyak lagi, biasanya maskapai dengan biaya murah atau low cost carrier (LCC) melakukan hal tersebut.Namun, tahukah Anda sebagai penumpang sebenarnya berhak mendapat tempat yang nyaman walupun dengan maskapai LCC. Karena adanya penyempitan jarak antar kursi ini bila terjadi insiden pada pesawat justru akan memperlambat waktu penyelamatan atau evakuasi.Baca juga: Dilema Seat Pitch, Maskapai Tambah Untung Penumpang Merana KabarPenumpang.com melansir dari laman cbsnews.com (13/9/2017), tahun 2016 lalu ketika American Airlines 767 mengalami insiden mesin terbakar saat lepas landas di Chicago, untuk mengevakuasi semua penumpang pesawat dibutuhkn waktu lebih dari dua menit. Padahal Federation Aviation Administration (FAA) memiliki persyaratan dimana maskapai penerbangan harus menunjukkan bahwa mereka mampu mengevakuasi sebuah pesawat terbang yang penuh penumpang dalam waktu 90 detik atau kurang, bahkan saat pintu terganjal atau susah untuk dibuka.Tak hanya itu, Delta Airlines yang meluncur di landasan pacu bersalju di LaGuardia New York tahun 2015 mengalami kerusakan sistem komunikasi dalam pesawat dan melakukan evakuasi penumpang lebih dari 17 menit. Adanya penyempitan kursi pesawat ini juga menjadi kekhawatiran baru dimana untuk evakuasi waktu yang dibutuhkan lebih lama.Saat ini jarak antar baris kursi yang seharusnya 35 inci menjadi 31 inci, ada juga yang mempersempit hingga 28 inci apalagi bila penumpang tersebut memiliki tubuh yang besar akan semakin sempit pastinya. Paul Hudson merupakan president of Flyers Rights yakni sebuah kelompok advokasi yang menuntut, memaksa FAA untuk mengatur jarak antar kursi dan memperbaharui standar keselamatan yang sudah berlangsung selama puluhan tahun.“Menyusutnya kursi pasti membuat penumpang yang menggunakan moda udara kurang aman. Perhatian terbesar adalah tidak akan bisa keluar tepat waktu saat terjadi insiden dalam pesawat. Saat harus menunduk, pastinya Anda tidak akan bisa melakukannya dengan baik dan membentur kursi serta bisa membuat patah leher,” kata Hudson.Saat musim panas, pada persidangan banding terkait keselamatan penumpang dalam pesawat, keputusan hakim berpihak pada kelompok Hudson dimana keprihatinan terkait keselamatan penumpang dan memerintahkan FAA untuk mengkaji masalah ini. Dengan putusan tersebut, FAA mengatakan pihaknya tengah mengkajinya, namun pihak maskapai penerbangan menolak untuk berbicara pada media dan mengataakan mereka memenuhi atau melampaui persyaratan keamanan federal.Baca juga: Lima Poin Ini Jadi Kunci Keselamatan Saat Pesawat Alami Crash LandingBoeing mengatakan bahwa pihaknya melakukan tes evakuasi untuk memastikan sebuah pesawat terbang dapat dievakuasi dalam waktu 90 detik atau kurang, namun pengujian tersebut dilakukan di hanggar, bukan di lingkungan kecelakaan dunia nyata.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedDilema Seat Pitch, Maskapai Tambah Untung Penumpang Merana21/07/2017In “Featured”Untuk Rute Jarak Pendek, Low Cost Carrier Tawarkan Konsep “Standing Seat”23/04/2018In “Featured”FAA Menolak Aturan Pembatasan Jarak Kursi di Kabin Pesawat13/07/2018In “Domestik”last_img read more

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Weather delays the big story on second day of State Amateur golf tourney

first_imgMIDWAY — Over the years, the Utah State Amateur has had good fortune in avoiding weather delays. In fact, the story goes that more than a half century ago, Utah golf officials looked at historical weather data to determine the driest week in the middle of the summer and chose the second week of July for its annual tournament.While the golf tournament has had its occasional stoppages for lightning during match play rounds in past years, it has never had a weather delay that pushed play back to another day, at least in the last 40 years.It finally happened Tuesday at Soldier Hollow Golf Course when two weather delays totaling more than three hours pushed back play enough that all of the golfers in the 288-player field weren’t able to complete their rounds.When it became too dark to continue play at about 8:45 Tuesday evening, 36 golfers were still on the course and they must return early Wednesday morning to finish their rounds. Then after the scores are tabulated, it’s likely a playoff will be needed to determine the 63 players to join defending champion Jon Wright in match play, which will continue each day until a winner is crowned Saturday afternoon.For a change, there was no medalist winner, nor was there the usual crowding around the scoreboard at the end of the day to see where the stroke-play cut would be to determine the match play qualifiers.Jordan Rodgers, who just completed his senior year at BYU, has the inside track on medalist honors after shooting a 6-under-par 66 for a two-day total of 135. That put him a shot ahead of former State Am champion Joe Parkinson, University of Utah golfer Steve Croft and Richfield’s Ben Jorgensen, who all came in at 136.“That would be awesome,’’ Rodgers said of the possibility of being the stroke-play medalist. “My goal this week was to play as well as I could in stroke play and hopefully that would carry over to match play. I’d love to be medalist, just like everyone else here. It would be big honor.’’The 25-year-old Rodgers came on strong his last two years at BYU, winning the Cougar Classic in April and qualifying for the NCAA Regionals.Both Parkinson and Croft had a chance to finish ahead of Rodgers, but both made double bogeys on their final holes, the 481-yard par-4 No. 9 hole.Parkinson is the 2010 State Am champion who has played for BYU the past three years, but isn’t sure of his status with the Cougars for next year because of an honor code violation. He said he’ll consider turning pro if he’s not able to continue at BYU.Parkinson was on his second-to-last hole when the first weather delay hit and he came back with a birdie at No. 8 but then made double bogey at No. 9 when he got in trouble off the tee.Croft was 8-under for the tournament and had three holes left after the first weather delay and promptly sank a 50-foot birdie putt at No. 7 and made a two-putt birdie at the par-5 8th hole to go to 10-under. However, at No. 9, he blocked his tee shot right, behind a bush and found more trouble before making a double bogey.While Parkinson lamented his chance to possibly win medalist honors, Croft shrugged it off.“I only had two bad swings all week and both led to double bogeys,’’ he said. “To play 36 holes and have two bad swings — I’m not too worried about it.’’Jorgensen finished his round just before dusk and a bogey on his second to last hole kept him from tying Rodgers.Justin Mortensen, one of the three dozen players who didn’t finish Tuesday, has a chance for medalist honors Wednesday morning. He stood at 9-under par for the tournament, the same as Rodgers, with two holes remaining. Mortensen is from Alamosa, Colorado and plays for the University of Utah golf team.The cut is expected to come at 145 or 146 when play is completed Wednesday morning. The first-round matches will be pushed back a couple of hours, but should be completed Wednesday, barring any more weather delays.The first weather delay Tuesday came at 11:59 a.m., because of lightning in the area. Although there was no apparent lightning close to the course after the golfers were all brought into the clubhouse, officials had to wait until there was no lightning within five miles of the golf course. Play resumed at 1:41 p.m.Then at 3:30 p.m. a rainstorm came in from the southwest, accompanied by some thunder and lightning, delaying play for another hour and 32 minutes.last_img read more