Würth Elektronik has announced the acquisition of UK based IQD Frequency Products. UK based IQD Frequency Products Ltd and US based IQD Frequency Products Inc., have now become the latest members of the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group. IQD is among the leading manufacturers of frequency control devices in Europe with customers in over 80 countries.IQD develops, manufactures and markets quartz crystals, oscillators, VCXOs, TCXOs, OCXOs, GPS-synchronized OCXOs and rubidium oscillators. The company also offers product solutions built to customer specifications. Its products are specified by leading manufacturers in the industrial, communications, computing, consumer, automotive, aerospace, and medical industries throughout the world.The Würth Elektronik eiSos Group has been constantly seeking to expand its range of services and competences in the area of wireless and frequency control solutions. The acquisition of AMBER Wireless in 2016 was a boost for its activities in the field of radio modules and now IQD will help extend its leadership in frequency products. Their range of cutting-edge technologies and component solutions will enable Würth Elektronik to better address IoT, WiFi, GPS and 5G applications.The acquisition will enable the company to make even greater investments in the further development of technologies and products, which in combination with the Group’s unique service and added-value concept will create even more benefits and security for customers, the company and its employees.
By LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSAuditions are complete and the new drum major for the Silver Tarpon Marching Band is, well, the old one.Jose “J.P.” Gonzalez came into 2018 as the incumbent, having led the band as drum major for the 2017 marching season. He decided that he wanted to keep the job for the upcoming season, but before the job was his he had to pass last week’s audition.There were two challengers for the position: Catherine Garcia and James Grace. Two judges were brought in as unbiased outsiders and the auditions were conducted last Thursday.When the judges’ scores were added up it was Gonzalez who came out on top. Garcia, with the next highest combined score, will be the assistant drum major for 2018.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedSilver Tarpon Band Ready for ContestsBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band has been hard at it since July and the time has come for this instrumental aggregation to strut their stuff in front of the judges. The band will perform in its first contest this Saturday. …October 12, 2015In “News”Three vie for drum majorBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Silver Tarpon Band is expected to name a new drum major this week. As of press time three candidates were preparing to audition for the position on Thursday. The Press found PIISD Director of Bands Scott Hartsfield in his office in the…May 18, 2018In “News”All Together Now – Silver Tarpon Band ReportsBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It’s been all percussion so far this summer, until this week. On Wednesday, July 15, the frontal ensemble and battery were joined by the rest of the Silver Tarpon Marching Band in the two main rehearsal halls of Port Isabel High School. The…July 24, 2015In “News” Share
Related TopicsMidview NEO Sports Insiders sent a questionnaire to area baseball and softball coaches. These are their responses.Team name: Midview Varsity Girls SoftballCoach name: Mike Ives2017 record: 20-3How is this season’s team different from last season’s?Young at a couple key positionsWhat are your team’s strengths?Strong senior leadership and experienceWhat are your team’s weaknesses?Communication and timely hitting. Still need to learn how to grow together as a team.How does the conference landscape look? Who are the teams to beat in your conference?We will be very competitive from top to bottom. Amherst and Avon.Who are the key leaders on your team?Gabby Shackelford, Faith Hamilton, Hailey Ivan, and Gabby Zerbini Patrick Kennedy
Draymond Green had 20 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-99 on Saturday night for a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.Green had his seventh career postseason triple-double and Stephen Curry scored 36 points for Golden State, who are now one win away from a fifth straight trip to the NBA finals. Game 4 of the series is set for Monday.CJ McCollum had 23 points for the Trail Blazers, who led by 18 points in the second quarter. Damian Lillard added 19 points, but Portland were hurt at the line, making just 20 of 33 attempts.After trailing 66-53 at the half, the Warriors mounted a third-quarter comeback to lead 82-79 going into the fourth. Curry’s three-pointer made it 98-87 with just under five minutes to go. Portland struggled to stay with the Warriors, just as they had when they blew a 15-point lead in Game 2. Game 3 was the first conference finals game in Portland since 2000. The Blazers lost that series to the eventual champion Los Angeles Lakers in seven games.No team has ever come back from an 0-3 deficit to win in the playoffs. Only three series have gone to a seventh game after one team opened with a 3-0 lead.Both teams switched up their lineups for Game 3, with Portland’s Meyers Leonard making his first start of the playoffs at center. Enes Kanter, despite sustaining a separated shoulder in the first-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, started in all the previous games. Leonard provided a spark and finished with a career playoff-high 16 points.The Warriors remained without Kevin Durant, and it’s unlikely he’ll return during the conference finals. The two-time reigning NBA finals MVP is still out with a right calf injury and isn’t set to be reexamined until next week. Durant, who didn’t travel with the team to Portland, averaged 34.2 points in the playoffs before he was injured in the third quarter of Golden State’s Game 5 victory over Houston.RelatedGustavo CabralJune 30, 2017Similar postNBA Finals: Warriors Win Game 2 to Draw Series with RaptorsJune 3, 2019In “BasketBall”Klay Thompson Breaks Steph Curry’s Three-Pointer RecordOctober 30, 2018In “BasketBall”
Sprint hurdler Danielle Williams and 400m hurdles exponent Dinsdale Morgan have been inducted into the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division Two Hall of Fame. Williams, who distinguished herself at Johnson C. Smith University, and Morgan, who had two great years at Pittsburg State, are among a half a dozen persons being inducted this year. Now retired, Morgan was a standout at St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) before he attended junior college and then Pittsburg State. Excellent in 1996, Morgan was the runner-up in the indoor 400m and then won the 400m hurdles outdoor title. The former STETHS star was an Olympian twice for Jamaica and won the 1998 Commonwealth Games title in the hurdles. At the conference level, Morgan twice won the difficult 400m/400m hurdles double. Indoors, he was the 400m winner twice and even found time to take the 200m in 1996. Seventh in both the 1997 and 1999 World Championships, the Hall of Fame inductee is the sixth-fastest Jamaican 400m man of all time at 48.13 seconds.Like Morgan, Williams starred in the NCAA Division Two ranks. Between 2013 and 2014, Williams won eight individual NCAA titles, 11 individual conference titles, and was named USTFCCCA National Women’s Indoor Track and Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year three times. GREATEST PERFORMANCE The former Queens School star turned in arguably the greatest two-day performance in the NCAA Division Two history at the 2013 NCAA Division Two Championships in Pueblo, Colorado. The tall Jamaican sped to success in the 100m, 200m, and 4×100m relay, as well as a runner-up finish in the 100m hurdles.In 2015, she added international accolades to her track transcript with 100m hurdles titles at the World University Games and the World Athletics Championship. Williams is the third athlete from Johnson C. Smith inducted into the USTFCCCA NCAA Division Two Track and Field Athlete Hall of Fame in the past four years. Arriving ahead of her were compatriot Leford Green (Class of 2017) and her sister, Shermaine Williams (Class of 2018).
Click here to buy tickets for Friday’s clash against defending league champions, Leicester Riders.
Mississippi State’s Rhianwedd Price earned first-team All-American honors on Monday.Mississippi State continued to pile up the accolades even after the end of the track and field season.MSU had 16 athletes receive U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Associations All-American honors in 21 categories, the association announced Monday.Rhianwedd Price headlined MSU’s All-Americans. Price earned first-team All-American status after winning a national championship in the 1500m run last weekend at the NCAA Track and Field Championships.Brandon McBride, who was a national champion in the 800m last year, was a first-team All-American in the 800 as well as the 4x400m relay. McBride finished sixth in the 800. Scottie Hearn, Charles Taylor, and Alfred Larry joined McBride as All-Americans on the relay squad to finish third.Mississippi State’s 4x400m relay team of Ocian Archer, Shayla Luckett, Kimari Marti and Ste’yce McNeil earned second-team All-American honors with an 11th-place finish at nationals.Erica Bougard, Marcus Jackson and Curtis Thompson joined five Bulldogs on the first team. Bougard earned the honor in the heptathlon after finishing fourth at nationals with a total of 6,050 points. She also was named a second-team All-American in the 100m hurdles received honorable mention in the high jump. Thompson was first-team in the javelin. Jackson finished fourth in the high jump with a clearance of 7-03.25 – a school record.Zachary Taylor finished 13th in the decathlon with 7,376 points, allowing him to receive second-team All-American honor.Cornelia Griesche also received second-team honors after placing 16th in the 3000m steeplechase. Making it to the finals of the 1500m run, Marta Freitas placed 12th in the event to also be named to the second-team All-American list.MSU’s Ebony Brinker earned Honorable Mention All-American in the triple jump after finishing 23rd in the event.Contact Michael Bonner at email@example.com. Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter.
Head coach Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide face QB, secondary and place-kicker questions in addition to a difficult road schedule.TUSCALOOSA – Alabama has more questions heading into this season than any national championship contender.Who will start at quarterback? Who will emerge as go-to receivers? Will the Crimson Tide continue to play uptempo and risk having their defense play even more snaps?Can Mel Tucker fix the secondary? Is kicker Adam Griffith completely healthy from the stress fracture in his back? With road games against Georgia, Auburn, Texas A&M and Mississippi State on the schedule, can Alabama become the first team since 1998 to win back-to-back Southeastern Conference titles?It’s enough to make even one of greatest coaches in college football cringe a little bit, but Nick Saban is certain he has a team capable of achieving something special in 2015.“The thing I say to the team quite a bit is, ‘What do you want to accomplish? What are you willing to do to do it? And how are you going to respond when things don’t go well?’ ” Saban said.The latter part of that statement is what this season’s Crimson Tide is already fighting. Alabama won the SEC and earned a top seed in the College Football Playoff last season, but the stunning loss to eventual national champion Ohio State left a different type of empty feeling it’s having trouble shaking.“After we lost to Ohio State, it was like all that season was for nothing,” Alabama senior center Ryan Kelly said.Alabama has established such a high standard that a 12-2 record means nothing if it doesn’t win it all. The Tide have won three national titles under Saban but are now three years removed from winning their last one, in 2012. When you consider all the question marks, the odds are greater that Alabama will fall short of winning a national title than ending this season atop the college football mountain.The Tide came into preseason camp with five quarterbacks vying to start. Saban will probably wait until the week of Alabama’s Sept. 5 opener against Wisconsin in Arlington, Texas, to make that determination. He took the same approach last season when choosing Blake Sims over Jacob Coker to start the 2014 season.The move worked, but none of the Alabama quarterbacks are as revered to their teammates as Sims was to his last season. Whoever starts will have to earn their trust and respect in game action. Junior running back Derrick Henry can be an offensive centerpiece, but Alabama’s offense still has only two returning starters in Kelly and sophomore left tackle Cam Robinson and no go-to receiver.So second-year offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin must configure an offensive scheme with players who are talented but unproven. He did that with Sims last season, but Kiffin also had Heisman Trophy finalist Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon and senior veterans who had been through many battles at his disposal.Now Kiffin must construct a different plan and find a balance between playing fast and playing more conventionally. Saban said Alabama defended 170 more plays than it had in previous seasons. The offense set all types of single-season records playing at a faster tempo, but Saban felt the defense wore down at the end of the season as it gave up 630 yards to Auburn and 537 yards to Ohio State in the playoff.Fatigue aside, Alabama consistently gave up big plays in the passing game. Defensive coordinator Kirby Smart said he put the secondary in too many bad situations, but the Tide’s defensive backs, even with All-America safety Landon Collins on the field, repeatedly got burned.So Saban hired Tucker, a former Chicago Bears defensive coordinator, to coach the secondary. The Tide are working on the improving the pass rush to help out the back end, but Tucker’s job is simple: teach the secondary how to defend the most dangerous play in football — the deep ball.“He demands the most from us every day,” Alabama senior cornerback Cyrus Jones said about Tucker. “Coach Saban already does. He’s another guy that demands excellence at all times. Whether it’s on the practice field or in our meetings or walk through or watching individual film, he always just demands us to focus on the details and the little things that we wouldn’t typically focus on as carefully.”Alabama will begin to address all these red flags Sept. 5 at AT&T Stadium. By season’s end, the Tide will be glad to answer this one question: Why did you think we couldn’t win a national title this season? Duane Rankin, Advertiser columnist, can be followed on Twitter @DuaneRankin or reached at dmrankin@ gannett.com.
Test your Rangers knowledge by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly…[wp-simple-survey-8]Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on FacebookAdChoices广告
South Carolina junior running back Mike Davis will be honored along with the seniors prior to Saturday’s game vs. South Alabama. It is believed he will opt to enter the 2015 National Football League Draft following the season.“I think, before the season, he was thinking about that,” said Spurrier. “You’ll have to ask him what his plans are. I haven’t really talked to him about it. I have always said any player that wants to leave after three years, that would be his decision.“I don’t try to talk them into staying. If you talk a kid into staying that had a serious injury that would be bad on the coaches in my opinion. We just tell our players to be smart and try to see where you’re going to be drafted.”Several juniors who were thought to be contemplating entering the draft, are not walking with the seniors. The most prominent are right tackle Brandon Shell and running back Brandon Wilds.Spurrier clarifies post-game remarks on Watson/Clemson