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first_imgSource: Swagelok“The ALD20 is a direct response to the rapidly evolving needs of the semiconductor industry,” said Garrick Joseph, Director of Marketing, Semiconductor for Swagelok.“Through partnership with industry leaders and application of fluid system engineering expertise, we are pleased to launch a product that allows customers to effectively use precursor gas chemistries that previously may have been considered too challenging or too expensive to employ, but which would be crucial to the development of the next generation of chip technology.” The ALD20’s patent-pending design maximises production process efficiency and deposition consistency by providing flow coefficients two and three times what can be achieved using today’s standard ALD valve technology. It can deliver a flow rate of up to 1.2 Cv in the same footprint (1.5 inches) as existing ALD valves, allowing some users to boost throughput without retooling existing equipment or making additional process changes.The other standard version ALD20 valve with a slightly larger footprint width (1.75 inches) provides an even greater flow rate of up to 1.7Cv. Custom set flow coefficients are also available.Designed for peak process consistency, the ALD20 can be fully immersible in a gas box from 10°C (50°F) and up to 200°C (392°F), enhancing thermal stability and deposition uniformity.It also features a valve body comprised of 316L VIM-VAR stainless steel or Alloy 22 – offering enhanced corrosion resistance to withstand aggressive media.Read more like this – subscribe todayEnjoyed this story? Subscribe to gasworld today and take advantage of even more great insights and exclusives in industrial gases.Visit www.gasworld.com/subscribe to access all content and choose the right subscription for you. The new ALD20 valve is the latest result of Swagelok’s collaboration with semiconductor tool manufacturers and chip fabricators, allowing forward-thinking process designers the flexibility to experiment with low-vapor pressure chemistries.last_img read more

first_imgRoyal Caribbean International’s cruise ship Splendour of the Seas caught fire in one of its its two engine rooms in the morning hours of October 22 while sailing to Argostoli, Greece.The fire was contained and extinguished by the ship’s fire suppression system, according to Royal Caribbean.20 crew members and 1 passenger were treated for smoke inhalation. One crew member is reportedly still being treated.Some of the guests were also evacuated from their staterooms as a precaution.Splendour of the Seas was able to continue with the voyage, but the setback forced the 1995-built cruise ship to omit a call to Argostoli in Greece, and proceed directly to the next stop of Venice, Italy.All systems on the ship are reportedly functioning.Splendour of the Seas is currently on a seven-night sailing that departed Venice on Saturday, October 17, and includes port calls to Kotor, Montenegro; and Corfu, Athens, Mykonos, and Argostoli in Greece.last_img read more

first_imgGlobal GDP growth could soften to 1.7% this year as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, according to consultant IHS Markit. That represents a significant fall from the earlier forecast of 2.5%Scott Hazelton, Managing Director Construction Consulting at IHS Markit, speaking at the Off-Highway Research breakfast briefing on 11 March during ConExpo, said the outbreak would impact on all regions, with US GDP growth falling from 2.1% to 1.8%, and Europe from an already modest 0.9% to close to zero growth. Scott Hazelton, IHS Markit, speaking at ConExpo 2020.“The biggest problem is Europe”, said Hazelton, “which we now think will go into recession.” He emphasised that the rapidly changing picture on the outbreak made forecasting very difficult.On US construction he said an already slow market was likely to face a deeper decline, and warned that lower oil prices could have a significant impact on oil and gas activity in both the US and Canada.Also at the breakfast briefing, Chris Sleight, Managing Director of Off-Highway Research (OHR), said the virus could trigger a short, sharp downturn in construction equipment sales.“What we will see as a result of the virus is a sudden dip in sales mid-year”, said Sleight, “but we think it will bounce back and be a temporary thing. We are already seeing stimulus efforts [in China].”OHR was already forecasting a decline in construction equipment sales in North America this year, with demand levels hanging on what happens with infrastructure spending and any potential Trump push on infrastructure. “We will wait and see”, said Sleight, “Without infrastructure spending, the US will head into a cyclical decline.”This year is also likely to see a reduction in sales in Europe, said Sleight, although there is a potentially brighter outlook on infrastructure; “We see a market pivoting to infrastructure in Europe…We don’t see too many reasons for panic about the European construction equipment market.”last_img read more

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first_img Share Tweet 396 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img EducationLocalNewsTertiary 41 receive certificates in short courses from DSC by: Dominica Vibes News – August 15, 2017 Share Registrar of the DSC, Dr. Schuyler EspritForty-one persons received certificates after completing General Studies Courses at the Dominica State College (DSC) on Monday August 14 2017. The six courses offered to the public included Customer Relationship Management Strategy, Basic Massage, Professional Development, Introduction to Management Introduction to Financial Accounting, and Introduction to Sales and Marketing.Registrar of the DSC, Dr. Schuyler Esprit stated that as one of Dominica’s highest tertiary learning institutes they are committed to helping further the education of the people. “As Dominica’s national college, DSC has a mandate to democratize education for all Dominican’s by providing excellent academic programs for our students to build careers and professions and by providing opportunities for lifelong learning for any Dominican citizen who wants to improve their lives and livelihoods.” she said. She noted that the short courses are now covered under the college’s new division of general studies, which she described as a national success. Dr. Esprit expressed hopes these courses have inspired the participants to have a renewed commitment to go even further with their education by enrolling in additional short courses during the next session. “For those of you who have already had formal higher education, these courses should serve to reenergize tour career development and support your daily tasks at work. For those of you without formal higher education, we hope these courses have been excellent teasers for you, and that some of you who find it useful will continue with our other programs,” Dr. Esprit stated. She told them they being recognized at the ceremony is evidence of their hard work through which they achieved quality and excellence at the DSC calling them “lifelong learners”. An education she continued to meant to help improve lives but no education is worth it unless one is able to share their skills and knowledge to build a better community for all. “So, lift as you climb, whether through knowledge sharing with your colleagues, motivation your friends and neighbors to take a short course, or volunteering your time to help young people learn about what you’ve learned here. Give back. This is how we truly make DSC the college of the nation and how we make Dominica better and better place to live,” Dr. Esprit encouraged.– / 34last_img read more

first_imgVoters who plan to cast a ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 7 have until Tuesday, Oct. 10 to register.In order to register, you must be:a citizen of the United States.a resident of the State of Michigan and at least a 30-day resident of the city by Election Day.18 years of age or older by Election DayLocal voters may register at their City Clerk’s office, the Oakland County Clerk’s Office, 1200 N. Telegraph Rd. in Pontiac, or any Secretary of State Branch Office.For voter information in Farmington, call 248-474-5500 ext. 2218; in Farmington Hills, call 248-871-2410. You may also visit farmgov.com or fhgov.com. Read more election news:F2H Votes 2017Get election news and more local headlines sent toyour inbox every morning (except Sunday). Reported by admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgTwo of the best middleweight bike options here in Malaysia are the 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS and Kawasaki Z650 ABS.Designed to replace the outgoing Kawasaki ER6 series, these bikes are more new than just simple updates.Priced below RM40,000, they are indeed perfect for daily use no matter riding to work in a busy city or some weekend fun on mountain roads. Equipped with a 649cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine, these bikes are all about improved power delivery and torque response from low to mid range. Producing a healthy 65hp and 65.7Nm, both the Ninja 650 and Z650 are equipped with an engine that has been fitted with new parts such as cylinder heads, camshafts, and exhaust makes them Euro4-compliant.The end result? Very decent acceleration, smooth cruising performance and enough power to reach 200km/h without breaking a sweat. If you prefer a bike that has a higher power band delivery, go for the Ninja 650 as it has a slightly bigger throttle body opening. With the ever fluctuating fuel prices here in Malaysia, riding both the Ninja 650 ABS and Z650 ABS won’t cost you a bomb every time they need to be refuelled. With just RM30 and an average of 22km/L , it’s 15-litre fuel tank can go way above 300km. Sitting at 187kg (Z650) & 193kg (Ninja 650), these bikes are a whopping 16 to 17kg lighter than the predecessors. Kawasaki is able to accomplish this thanks to new parts such as trellis frame & gull-arm style swingarm.The frame alone is 10kg lighter than predecessors (15kg) while the swingarm has been redesigned to be 2.7kg lighter (4.8kg). These are major improvements especially in the handling and riding performance departments. Perfect for veterans and new riders alike. It’s been quite a while now since the introduction of the 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS and Kawasaki Z650 ABS into the Malaysian market. Considered as replacements for the very successful ER6F and ER6N models which was produced from 2009 – 2015, these bikes for 2017 are more new than just slightly updated models.While the latest Kawasaki 650 series has drawn split feedbacks, here are 10 things we like about the 2017 Kawasaki middleweight bikes. Practical is size, the 650 range from Kawasaki comes in a balanced and compact shape, size and weight making both bikes very practical even for daily use. Paired with a big fuel tank (15 litres), lower seat height, and optimized riding position just to name a few, they present the riders with less worry and hassle on maintenance with Kawasaki Exclusive Service Centres As part of the transition of the outgoing ER6 models, the latest Kawasaki middleweight bikes are treated with the same styling of the Z and Ninja families. Designed to be more compact makes them perfect for the average Asian riders thanks to the reduction of bulkiness.Image source: MCNThis offers a more dynamic and nimble image which in turn gives confidence even for new riders. In short, both the Ninja 650 and Z650 are aggressive without being intimidating, challenging but inviting at the same time. Performance Riding feel The best thing about all of this is the pricing. While most folks would say that a good middleweight bike would usually cost somewhere North of RM50,000, both the 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS and Kawasaki Z650 ABS are priced below the RM40,000 mark.When it comes to good value for money in terms of overall package, the 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 series are certainly an exciting buy with prices of RM35,609 for the Z650 and RM37,189 for the Ninja 650 (basic prices with GST).To conclude, the latest middleweight sport bikes from Kawasaki are simply very good options to consider when looking for ‘entry-level’ middleweight bikes that cost less than RM40,000. With great design, respectable performance, and practical even for daily use, riding the Ninja 650 or Z650 would be great fun at any day of the week.To know more, head on over to Kawasaki Motor Malaysia official website OR check out our exclusive video, below! Equipped with the latest riding technology, the Kawasaki 650 series is now safer than ever thanks to a few aspects especially the latest Bosch 9.1M dual-channel ABS unit. Upon testing, the ABS unit works perfectly without any hiccups.Both the Ninja 650 and Z650 come with ‘Assist and Slipper’ clutch which offers lighter clutch operation, easier roll-off and reducing rear wheel hop during downshifts (better corner stability, too). Thanks to this latest tech, riding a fully-fledged sports bike has never been more comfortable.Other new techs include brand new digital meters which are now fitted with gear indicator, shift light, selectable display mode, and coolant temperature just to mention a few. Price Lightweight No uncomfortable hot air! Fit for any street riding situation Great fuel consumption Being very light and nimble, the 2017 Kawasaki 650 series are wonderful to navigate through traffic jams without breaking a sweat. While most sport bikes only offer either great handling or power, the Ninja 650 and Z650 are perfect balances of both.Need power to cover long stretches of highway? These babies are powerful enough to blast through highways. Feeling like some mountain road riding? While the suspensions are not race-ready, they are adequate enough to offer a sporty feel for some weekend fun on mountain roads A good mixture of sport and comfort offer a much needed improvements in riding ergonomics especially with optimized placements of handlebars and foot pegs. Looking at the seating position, these bikes offer a much better weight distribution away from the arms which equals to effortless handling and comfort.Even the seat design has been optimized for riding pleasure and comfort. Fitted with a slimmer seat design together with lower seat height, both the Ninja 650 and Z650 offer high riding confidence as the majority of riders are able to get a firm foot placement on the ground. This is by far our most favourite feature of the new Kawasaki 650 series. Thanks to a new radiator fan cover, waiting at traffic lights with all that uncomfortable hot air riding up through your entire body is a thing of the past now.The new radiators are designed to push heat away from the rider which makes it very, VERY comfortable feel even when stuck waiting at traffic lights. This also means that both these middleweight sport and naked bikes from Kawasaki are perfect for city use where one is constantly moving and stopping. Functionality Technology Looks –Ads–last_img read more

first_img RelatedSeeking Support: Caracara Trails plan continues fund-raising effortsBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Eva Garcia, project manager for the Caracara Trails plan, reached out to Laguna Vista officials recently, seeking a letter of support as part of its continued fundraising efforts. Initiated with a $100,000 Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation grant, the overall vision for the 428-mile…January 10, 2020In “News”Active Tourism Plan embraced by Cameron County mayorsBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Connecting Cameron County communities through a network of hiking, biking and paddling trails could serve as a catalyst for greater tourism, healthy lifestyles and improved economic climate, area mayors agreed on Wednesday. In a signing ceremony mayors, or their representatives, from Combes, Harlingen, Laguna…November 18, 2016In “News”LEGALESE: County stalls on Active Transportation PlanBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Cameron County Commissioners’ Court struggled to reach a consensus and ultimately stalled on taking any action in regards to the Lower Rio Grande Valley Active Transportation and Tourism Plan during a regular meeting Tuesday, April 18. At issue were two words —”support”…April 21, 2017In “News” By PETE BANDASpecial to the PRESSreporter@sbnewspaper.comIn an effort to promote active transportation and overall health in Cameron County, the Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation has teamed up with HALFF Associates, Toole Design Group, and Adventure Cycling to prepare a plan for active tourism promotion, which will include everything from more bike routes across the County, to extended paddling routes at South Padre Island.Organizers from the three groups met at the Harlingen City Hall on Thursday for their fourth meeting about the new tourism routes and attraction plans.“This plan was actually initiated by Cameron County and their communities, and it’s a multi-faceted plan,” said Christian Lentz, the senior planner from HALFF Associates. “The intent is to promote community health and the way we are going to do that is by creating a region-wide active transportation method that citizens can use. To get people on board with the idea of investing in something like this, we also have to show how the community can benefit economically from this sort of idea.”To implement these plans, the groups have proposed building more trails for biking, paddling, and other outdoor activities that can attract “active tourists.” According to Darren Flusche, senior planner of Toole Design Group, the active tourist puts about twice the money into the economy as the normal tourist.“Active tourists are going to be tired and sweaty and looking for places to stop along their journey for food or rest,” said Flusche. “An average tourist who is just driving through the area, usually only stops once or twice to eat and then is back on the road.”According to Flusche, Cameron County already ranks as the number 11 most visited county in Texas, with over one-third of visitors coming from out of state. “The really cool thing about Cameron County is that people from other parts of the United States might not fully understand the amount of energy and excitement that this place is capable of until they come here… We already have people from Colorado, and Canada and Mexico coming to Cameron County because of all the outdoor activities possible here,” said Flusche. “I see this County as almost a hidden gem, because all marketing that this community has is exactly what these active tourists are looking for – great heritage, outdoor activities and of course a beautiful beach.”The groups hope that by February, the planning phase for all the new activity routes and tourism spots will be done and they can begin implementation.“Right now we’re still in the planning stages and we’ve gone over them and revised them several times so we’re still working all the details out to make sure everything is as efficient as possible,” added Lentz. “We are confident that by the time February comes around, we can move on to the next stage of implementing all these plans.”Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Sharelast_img read more