TTI Inc to Acquire RFMW for an Undisclosed Amount

first_imgTTI Inc, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, is set to acquire RFMW Ltd, a California based specialty distributor.Upon completion of the acquisition, RFMW will continue to operate under the RFMW brand name, reporting through the TTI Semiconductor Group (TSG). Joel Levine will continue to serve as President of RFMW, and will report to TSG President, Michael Knight. Consummation of the transaction is subject to entering into a definitive agreement regarding the transaction and to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions to closing to be specified in such definitive agreement. The transaction is expected to close October 1, 2018.According to Michael Knight, SVP, TTI Business Development and TSG President, RFMW will be an important addition to the TTI Family of Companies and the semiconductor distribution group. The company culture, focus, and reputation for superior customer service and technical expertise complement TTI extremely well and are a perfect fit for their own specialty distribution model.Joel Levine, RFMW President and company founder, believes, TTI’s specialist vision aligns perfectly with RFMW and represents the best possible scenario by allowing RFMW to focus on radio frequency and microwave products and technology. Joining the TTI Family of Companies will allow RFMW to continue on the growth path and benefit the loyal employees who remain committed to the RFMW specialization strategy, world-class suppliers, and focused customer base. TTI’s investment will support the next generation as RFMW now looks to add resources, extend reach and increase capabilities for both suppliers and customers.last_img read more

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Amherst Steele 2017 Baseball Preview

first_imgAmherst- 2016  was a banner year for the Amherst Steele baseball program. The Comets ended the season with a school record 23 wins, going 23-9 overall. They also claimed a district title and made it to the Sweet 16. Given the impressive finish last season, head coach Matt Rositano, who is in his fifth season at the helm of the program, keeps raising expectations.“Amherst baseball has always been good. We’ve been building up to being great, and we want to get to that elite level,” Rositano said.“I think the word is out that Amherst has a good program, it’s not just a one year flash in the pan.”And it’s no doubt the Comets are going to try to get to that next level in 2017 on the backs of their three starting pitchers: junior Evan Shawver, a left-handed Nebraska recruit, senior Xavier Moore, a right-handed Ohio State recruit, and senior Brian D’Andrea, a right-handed Lake Erie College recruit.“We’re gonna go as far as those three take us I think,” Rositano said.  “I would put that three-man rotation against any other team in the state.”As far as the bullpen goes, the Comets have a lot of depth. Rositano said Chad Jones, Cameron Karnik, Anthony Berrios, and Jack Faight could all see time on the mound.Jones, who is a Walsh University recruit, will also likely see a lot of time at first base, while Karnick will see time at second and Moore will see time at third. Other key infielders for the Comets include Hunter Cassidy behind the plate, and shortstop Ryan Glowacki, a University of La Salle recruit. Key outfielders will be Kyle Dalzell, Kyle Mantin, Jeremy Smith, and Mark Harris, who led the Comets in nearly every offensive category last season.And when it comes to the schedule, the goal for the Comets is to go through the ringer as much as possible heading into the postseason. As the Southwestern Conference has expanded to ten teams, the Comets play 18 conference games, in what Rositano considers to be an extremely balanced conference from top to bottom. They will face an early test as they face off against defending conference champion Midview on March 30th.While Rositano says a lot of the conference games are likely going to come down to pitching match-ups, he’s also gone out of the way to give the Comets a tough non-conference schedule as well.Amherst will play a double-header against Elyria and Elyria Catholic on April 1st, and a double header with Lorain the following week on the 8th.  Other non-conference highlights include games against St. Ed’s on April 15th, St. Ignatius on April 22nd, and John Marshall on April 29th at League Park.“I want to see good pitching, I want to play against good competition, I want to put these kids in pressure packed situations,” Rositano said.“That’s what’s going to happen when you get into the last couple weeks of the season with the conference on the line possibly, and then when you get into tournament baseball there’s a lot of pressure.”The Comets also have had a benefit during the off-season that not many local high school teams can boast—the influence of a major leaguer.Ryan Rua, a first baseman and outfielder for the Texas Rangers, is a 2008 Amherst graduate and a mainstay around his high school program during the off-season.“Ryan has been fantastic,” Rositano said. “He chooses to come and lift in the high school weight room when the high school baseball team is in there. And, you know, he gets his work in, but the kids will pick his brain.”“Just having a major league baseball player around for three months is fantastic.”The Comets have depth and experience in knowing what it takes to be a top program in Northeast Ohio. A lot of years, Rositano said he had to tell his players to ignore the doubts. This year, however, he’s modified his message.“We’re expected to compete and maybe win the conference. We’re expected to compete and maybe win at districts, and possibly go further,” he said.“The kids now have to ignore those expectations. Don’t think that they’re just going to step on the field and it’s going to happen. We have to get better. Our goal everyday is be better today than we were yesterday. And if we continue to do that we’ll find ourselves in a good place at the end.”The Comets open up play tomorrow, March 25, with a double header against Big Walnut High School in Columbus at noon. Ashley Bastock Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42center_img Related TopicsAmhers BaseballAmherstAmherst CometsAmherst Steele BaseballAmherst Steele CometsAmherst Steele High Schoollast_img read more

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Sign up for Break the Cycle 2019 – entries now open

first_imgThe annual fundraising ride – which raises money for Bristol Sport Foundation, Bristol City Community Trust, Bristol Bears Community Foundation and Bristol Flyers Community Basketball – offers a choice of routes for all abilities.Cyclists can choose between the Bronze route (40 miles), Silver route (60 miles) and Gold route (100 miles), as well as selecting which sporting charity they would like to raise funds for.Last year’s event proved to be a record-breaker for Bristol Sport’s family of charities, with more than £40,000 raised.More than 250 cyclists saddled up to raise vital funds for their chosen sporting charity, taking on one of three routes – 40-mile, 60-mile, 100-mile – through the picturesque West Country and South Wales countryside.To enter Break the Cycle 2019, please click here.last_img read more

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RB Drake ‘crying’ during A-Day game, jokes LB Ragland

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-19:7cd31c26337e20f9e9758c9c Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-859286-4182572156001 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.Alabama players Reggie Ragland and Derrick Henry talk about teammate Kenyan Drake following Saturday’s A-Day game at Bryant-Denny Stadium Play 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_FOUNDlast_img read more

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Koli, Rohit; Finch seeks umpire’s | Kohli, Rohit, Finch

first_imgRohit Sharma, the Indian cricket team’s opener, is hard to pin down once he is in London Eye form. So what if Captain Virat Kohli is in form with Rohit? Never mind this alliance. Australian captain Aaron Finch has reached out to the umpire in an attempt to break the tie. English umpire Michael Gough has revealed that Finch had approached Kohli-Rohit during an India-Australia match and sought an ID number.In an interview with Wisden Cricket, Gough made the announcement. Michael Gough is the ICC umpire who has managed 62 international matches so far, including the 2019 and 2020 India-Australia series.I remember one match between India and Australia. That day, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are breaking up and moving on to a bigger alliance. Australian skipper Aaron Finch fielded right next to me, standing on square leg. Finch told me that it was incredible to watch the batting of these two legendary players.Next, Finch asked how to bowl against them. I looked at him and said: I have too much work here. Do your job yourself – Gough revealed.Gough did not specify what the match would be, but it was likely India and Australia’s third ODI in January this year. Kohli and Rohit set a century partnership as Australia chased a target of 286 runs. Rohit scored 119 and Kohli scored 89. The duo combined for 137 runs to win the series 2–1 by seven wickets.English Summary: When Finch sought advice from Umpire Gough to break Kohli-Rohit standlast_img read more

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Tottenham wants talent from their biggest opponent – Football World –…

first_imgThe Tottenham team is planning an interesting transfer after it plans to attract the teenager of its biggest rival Arsenal – Ainsley Maitland Niles, claims “Daily Star”.It is estimated that the “gunners” are willing to release the 22-year-old Maitland-Niles for about 30 million pounds, but it is unknown whether they will give it exactly to Tottenham. Brighton is also interested in the former England international, who has a contract with the Londoners for another three seasons.Part of the money from the eventual sale of Niles will be used to offer a better deal to Captain Pierre-Emerick Obamayang.Maitland-Niles, who is a junior at Arsenal, made his debut for the men’s team in 2014. Last season he took part in 32 matches in all tournaments, in which he scored 2 assists. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

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Former IAAF president turns on son at corruption trial

first_imgLast Updated: 12th June, 2020 08:36 IST Former IAAF President Turns On Son At Corruption Trial Former IAAF president Lamine Diack pointed a finger of blame at his son, saying he behaved like a thug, as he was quizzed in detail for the first time in court  Written By Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 12th June, 2020 08:36 IST LIVE TVcenter_img Former IAAF president Lamine Diack pointed a finger of blame at his son, saying he behaved like a thug, as he was quizzed in detail for the first time in court on Thursday on charges that the governing body of track and field became a nest of corruption and doping cover-ups under his leadership. The degree to which Diack was aware of the alleged squeezing of hush-money from Russian athletes suspected of doping remained unclear from his often confused, contradictory and uncertain testimony.  Frequently, the 87-year-old Diack seemed not to have fully understood or heard lengthy, detailed questions posed by the panel of judges.Former IAAF president turns on sonDiack acknowledged, however, that he had intervened in the management of suspected cases of doping by Russian athletes, giving instructions that they be handled in a way that would avoid a scandal that could disrupt negotiations with a Russian sponsor and tarnish the 2013 world championships in Moscow. Rather than having a group of Russian athletes being sanctioned at the same time, we said the procedures should be spread out, Diack said. He repeatedly said that his overriding concern had been to secure long-term funding for the IAAF, including by wrapping up the sponsorship deal with Russian bank VTB.It was essential. For that I was prepared to make compromises,” Diack said. Prosecutors say he did much more than just that. Diack and one of his sons, Papa Massata Diack, are on trial on corruption, money laundering and breach of trust charges. The son is being tried in his absence, having fled in 2015 to Senegal, where he lives.  They are accused of having conspired together in a scheme that allegedly squeezed millions of dollars in hush-money from athletes who paid to avoid doping sanctions and keep competing.Pressed by the chief judge about his son’s role, Diack at first gave an inaudible response before saying: He conducted himself like a thug.  The prosecution alleges that Diack abused his position to put Papa Massata Diack, who worked as an IAAF marketing consultant, at the center of a system that enabled the son to cream off millions from the governing body’s revenues.  The father-son partnership also worked together in hushing-up suspected Russian doping for money, the prosecution says.The judges repeatedly struggled to get clear and coherent answers from Diack. He spoke fluently and with clarity about events early in his life and earlier in his career that were unrelated to the charges against him. But Diack and the judging panel repeatedly had trouble understanding each other in exchanges about details of the case. As IAAF president, Diack oversaw an era when Usain Bolt made track and field wildly popular. But Diack said in court that behind the scenes, the IAAF was in financial difficulty and that he was driven by a need to secure its long-term stability by signing sponsors before his presidency ended in 2015. Financial health ahead of everything, he said.Image credits: AP WATCH US LIVE COMMENT FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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2016 Orioles preview: Brad Brach

first_imgWith Opening Day only a month away, we’ll take a look at a member of the 2016 Orioles every day as they try to return to the playoffs for the third time in five years this season.March 1 – Adam Jones March 2 – Chris Tillman March 3 – Jonathan SchoopRP Brad BrachAge: 29Contract status: Under club control through the 2018 season2015 stats: 5-3, 2.72 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 10.1 K/IP, 4.3 BB/IP, 7 HR, 79 1/3 inningsWhy to be impressed: The right-hander has quietly become the most reliable option in the bullpen behind 2015 All-Star selections Zach Britton and Darren O’Day and increased his strikeouts per nine innings from 7.8 in 2014 to an impressive 10.1 last season. Brach held left-handed hitters to a minuscule .184 average last season, making him a strong option for virtually any matchup.Why to be concerned: Manager Buck Showalter leaned on Brach to pitch more innings than any reliever in the Baltimore bullpen, something to keep in mind going into 2016. He is also prone to having stretches when he struggles with his control, which was especially true after the All-Star break last year when he walked 22 batters over his final 35 2/3 innings. 2016 outlook: Relievers can be volatile, but there’s little reason to think Brach won’t remain effective due to his ability to miss bats and retire hitters from both sides of the plate. It will be interesting to see how the presence of the talented Mychal Givens will impact Brach’s role, but Showalter has shown a lot of faith in the right-hander who has been one of Dan Duquette’s best under-the-radar additions.2016 not-so-scientific projections: 6-4, 3.08 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 9.5 K/IP, 3.7 BB/IP, 6 HR, 74 inningslast_img read more

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Eagles Will Play Four Friendlies Ahead Of Russia 2018 – Pinnick

first_imgNigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick, has revealed that the Super Eagles of Nigeria will play four friendlies ahead of next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.Pinnick, who is also a CAF Executive Committee member, was speaking during the final of the NFF/Zenith Bank Under-15 Future Eagles Tournament at the Agege Stadium on Tuesday.He further revealed that the Super Eagles will face England at the Wembley Stadium on June 2, 2018 while confirming that another international friendly match has been scheduled for May 27 though he didn’t reveal the identity of the opposition.The NFF President also hinted the cancellation of a fifth friendly match scheduled for June 6 because of its close proximity to the June 16 World Cup opener against Croatia at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia.In his words, Pinnick said: “The fear of injuries also necessitated the cancellation of the June 6 date. The game will ordinarily have come up two days after the final 23-player squad lists would have been submitted. We cannot afford to take that risk.”RelatedEagles To Use Liverpool UCL Jet For London Trip Ahead Of England FriendlyMay 30, 2018In “England”Pinnick Confident Eagles Can Still Qualify From Group DJune 19, 2018In “Africa”NFF Release Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup ProgrammeJanuary 17, 2018In “National Team”last_img read more

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Bowl forecast: Utah, BYU football teams are top choices for Poinsettia and Vegas bowls

first_img BYU football: Unga resting to heal Y.’s Hall, U.’s Dale earn accolades BYU and Utah football players, coaches and fans can plan on their seasons being finished before Christmas this year.With TCU all but certain to be playing in one of the five BCS bowls in early January, the Cougars and Utes will be filling the Mountain West Conference’s first two bowl choices, the Maaco Las Vegas Bowl and the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, which will be played on Dec. 22 and Dec. 23, respectively.Both Las Vegas Bowl executive director Tina Kunzer-Murphy and Poinsettia Bowl executive director Bruce Binkowski confirmed Monday that those are the only two schools their bowls are looking at to fill the MWC’s spots.The Las Vegas Bowl gets first choice, but which bowl each school will be playing in won’t necessarily be determined in Provo Saturday and an announcement may not come until Dec. 6, after the BCS bowls are determined.One local sportscaster said this weekend that the winner of the BYU-Utah game will be going to the Las Vegas Bowl, while rumors have been floating around Salt Lake that short of a blowout loss, the Utes will be headed to Las Vegas this year for the first time in eight years.However, Kunzer-Murphy, whose bowl has the first choice out of the MWC, says nothing has been decided and that it will be up to a 32-person committee to vote on the participating teams. The committee is meeting later this week to discuss the situation and will make a decision after this week’s game.”We’re going to look at it pretty carefully,” Kunzer-Murphy said.When asked specifically if the Las Vegas Bowl could take the loser of Saturday’s game, Kunzer-Murphy said, “Anything can happen. We’re going to select based on what’s best for the matchup and what’s best for the city.””Utah has not been in our game for a long time and there is a mindset that a fresh team is exciting,” she continued. “We like BYU and they’ve been a great partner over the years. We feel we have great options.”She didn’t want to leave out TCU, either, saying, “if something happens and they come back to us, that would be great also.”That “something” would be a loss at home to 1-10 New Mexico Saturday. Assuming TCU does beat New Mexico to stay unbeaten, the Horned Frogs are likely headed to a BCS bowl unless Boise State moves ahead of them in the BCS standings.However, MWC associate commissioner Javan Hedlund said the bowl announcements will all have to be put on hold until after the final BCS standings are revealed on Dec. 6 in case Boise State was to leapfrog TCU and get the “automatic” non-BCS berth. However, he said if Boise State were to lose to Nevada this week, then perhaps the other MWC bowl announcements could be made this weekend.While both the Las Vegas and Poinsettia bowls are in desirable locations for holiday games, there is a big difference in the payouts. The Las Vegas Bowl pays $1 million per school, while the Poinsettia Bowl only guarantees $500,000 per participant with sharing of revenue based on attendance.As for opponents, it looks like the Utes and Cougars will most likely be playing a team from a group that includes Stanford, Cal, Arizona and Oregon State, with USC an outside possibility.The Las Vegas Bowl gets the No. 5 pick from the Pac-10 this year, behind the Rose, Holiday, Sun and Emerald bowls. The Poinsettia Bowl gets the Pac-10’s No. 6.The winner of the Dec. 3 game between Oregon and Oregon State will be headed to the Rose Bowl. If Oregon loses, it will end up in second place and go to the Holiday Bowl. If Oregon State loses, it gets complicated.The Beavers would likely end up in a three- or four-way tie for second, but because the Sun Bowl has a no-repeat clause, they wouldn’t be invited back and could fall to the Emerald or Las Vegas bowls if the Holiday Bowl doesn’t take them.If USC beats UCLA and Arizona, it will most likely be grabbed by the Holiday Bowl, which gets the No. 2 pick. The Sun Bowl could take Stanford or Cal and San Francisco’s Emerald Bowl would love to have either of those two Bay area schools.That would leave Oregon State for Las Vegas and Arizona for San Diego. UCLA could also sneak into the picture if it upsets USC this week.”It’s safe to say that for sure, we’ll have Utah or BYU,” said the Poinsettia Bowl’s Binkowski.Binkowski also said that the three most likely teams from the Pac-10 for his bowl are Arizona, UCLA and USC. For USC to be available, it must lose to UCLA this week and to Arizona the following week, while UCLA won’t be available if it loses to USC.Because the Pac-10 has enough bowl-eligible teams, there is no chance of a matchup like last year when Boise State filled in for a Pac-10 school, Binkowski said.e-mail: sor@desnews.comRemaining PAC-10 scheduleNov. 28Arizona (6-4, 4-3) at Arizona State (4-7, 2-6)UCLA (6-5, 3-5) at USC (7-3, 4-3) Notre Dame (6-5) at Stanford (7-4, 6-3) Dec. 3Oregon State (8-3, 6-2) at Oregon (9-2, 7-1) Dec. 5Cal (8-3, 5-3) at Washington (3-7, 2-5)Arizona at USC Hall vs. Dale part II Expect epic clash on the line BYU would like friendlier rivalry Relatedlast_img read more

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