UNM-LA Announces Revised Schedule Of Fall Courses

first_imgA student holds a machine part while creating a 3D model on the computer. Courtesy/UNM-LAUNM-LA News:In response to the extended uncertainty regarding COVID-19, UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) is in the process of a strategic analysis and revision of the fall schedule of classes.With the revised schedule, most fall classes will be online, with selected classes offered as face-to-face (traditional classroom) or hybrid (face-to-face meetings and online assignments).Approximately two-thirds of the fall classes will be offered online, either as “remote scheduled” (classes meet virtually at a predetermined date and time, also known as synchronous online) or as “remote arranged” (classes are online with no predetermined class meeting times, also known as asynchronous online). The remaining classes will be offered as face-to-face or hybrid.Face-to-face and hybrid classes will be available for selected classes that rely on hands-on activities in a classroom setting. This includes laboratory-based classes such as biology and chemistry; EMT and CNA classes; selected engineering classes, and Career Technical Education (CTE) courses like welding.Building and classroom capacities will be closely monitored to allow for recommended social distancing, with some classrooms relocated to larger rooms. All faculty, staff and students will be expected to wear face coverings when on campus and in the classrooms.“We know that students have different learning styles and preferences, they have varying access to technology, and unique student support needs,” Director of Student Affairs Kathryn Vigil said. “We are a diverse campus community and our schedule needs to dynamic to meet the needs of students and faculty.”Registration for the originally scheduled fall classes began April 13. Students who have already registered may expect minor changes to their schedule.“The process of implementing changes was student focused,” Vigil said. “In the conversion from fully face-to-face to other meeting formats, we were careful to minimize changes related to days and times of classes so that most students will not have to revise their registration.”Dean of Instruction Dr. Sharon Hurley said, “The revised schedule for the fall semester allows us the flexibility of offering carefully selected traditional face-to-face classes for those courses that are best offered in a live classroom setting. By limiting the number of students in the courses, and redesigning classroom layouts and traffic patterns within buildings, we are able to provide this instruction and serve our students’ educational needs. Safety of our faculty, staff and students remains our highest priority, as we continue to provide quality educational opportunities.”These plans are subject to change as the COVID-19 situation and government recommendations evolve over the next few months.Direct questions to Student Services at 505.662.5929 or unmlainfo@unm.edu.UNM-Los Alamos is an innovative, rigorous, and affordable comprehensive branch community college that provides foundations for transfer, leading-edge career programs, and lifelong learning opportunities. More information about UNM-LA is available at losalamos.unm.edu. A student snips a piece of yellow filament from a spool while making a sample of the color. Courtesy/UNM-LAlast_img read more


Voyage of self-discovery

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GTT Launches New 5G Toolkit for Radio Base Station Testing

first_imgGTT (Gefle Testteknik), a part of Bluetest, has announced that its new 5G NR DL Toolkit with BER/BLER functionality has been deployed globally by an undisclosed, telecom manufacturer. The first release of the toolkit has been delivered to the customer’s existing GTT hardware platform with roll-out scheduled for completion by year-end to Europe, the Americas, and Asia. The new toolkit complements current test standards at the customer premises and strengthens a long-time cooperation for employing leading technology and services from GTT.Implementing the toolkit’s unique 5G compliant software components at the customer’s RBS (radio base station) can be used to transform the previous investment into 5G equipment and supports the new generation of analyzers with wide bandwidth and mmWave functionality.The 5G NR DL Toolkit includes BER/BLER functionality (Bit Error Rate/Block Error Rate) with support for decoding and BER/BLER measurements, as well as speedy test times and a compact footprint – a standard key for most operations. The combined solution is perfectly positioned to support the production ramp-up of network providers and 5G NR base stations. GTT professionals are providing analysis of standard and custom-designed signals and provide extensive competence in the field.The 5G NR Toolkit features include the same core features in all GTT toolkits and is based on National Instruments PXI platform. The toolkit enables a multitude of customer benefits including minimal footprint, reusable hardware to test a variety of unique products, unique flexibility based on open FPGA to enable custom features, and a modular design allowing easy replacement of individual parts and implementation of new software modules. The National Instruments LabVIEW API furnishes quick integration and automated testing in the customer’s environment.In addition, the GTT 5G toolkit has been proven with the OTA (over-the-air) environment of the Bluetest RTS85HP reverberation test chamber, thereby supporting both conducted and OTA measurements, extending its customer offering. For more information, click here.last_img read more


Raytheon Receives U.S. Army Contract worth $406 million for Software-Defined Tactical Radios

first_imgRaytheon has received a contract worth $406 million from the U.S. Army for the ARC-231A radio system. The ARC-231A is a fully compliant, high performance, fully qualified, low risk solution for any airborne platform. The contract, which will be executed over the next five years, includes upgrades, production and support for up to 5,000 radios. Because the ARC-231A is software-defined, it can accommodate rapid upgrades without requiring the radio to be removed from its platform. The latest version of the system recently gained NSA Type 1 certification and delivers secure, classified communications on the battlefield.The AN/ARC-231 is an Airborne VHF/UHF/LOS and SATCOM Communications System. This system supports Department of Defense (DoD) requirements for airborne, multi-band, multi-mission, secure anti-jam voice, data and imagery transmission and provides network-capable communications in a compact radio set. The ARC-231 Radio System is fully qualified to appropriate Military Standards (MIL-STD) through Environmental, Reliability, Electromagnetic interference (EMI)/ Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) testing that ensures interoperability across the tactical environment and is Air-Worthiness certified.The Radio System operates from 30 to 512 MHz, AM/FM Very High Frequency (VHF), Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Line-of-Sight (LOS) with frequency agile modes Electronic counter-countermeasures (ECCM), UHF Satellite Communications (SATCOM), Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA), Integrated Waveform (IW), Air Traffic Control (ATC) channel spacing is operator selectable in 5, 8.33, 12.5, and 25kHz steps. Standard Ship-to-Shore Maritime operation is also available.According to Barbara Borgonovi, VP of Raytheon Integrated Communication Systems, these radios are the backbone of rotary-wing communications. It enables U.S. forces to maintain the edge in secure communications, whether they’re flying in contested or congested environments. The new radios will be installed on a variety of Army platforms, including the UH-60 Black Hawk, UH-72 Lakota utility helicopter and the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter.last_img read more


Japanese rugby player Iwabuchi hopes to make mark at Saracens

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES The 2000-01 season will be a significant landmark for Kensuke Iwabuchi. The former Japan international rugby player joined English club Saracens, the team he has dreamed of playing for. Iwabuchi, who has earned 12 Japan caps so far, is the first Japanese player to sign with an English Premier League club and the third professional to play abroad in Japanese rugby history, following former Toshiba Fuchu scrumhalf Wataru Murata and former Isetan winger Yoshihito Yoshida, who both joined French League clubs. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img Kensuke Iwabuchi Saracens is a leading club in the English Premier League, which has featured international stars since 1995 after the sport opened the door to professionalism. Under the guidance of player-manager Francois Pienaar, the captain of South Africa’s 1995 World Cup-winning team, the London-based club finished fourth in the 12-team standings but scored a league-best 3.5 tries a game last year.This year, Saracens features some world-class players, including Australia center Tim Horan, England scrumhalf and Saracens captain Kyran Bracken and France fullback Thomas Castaignede.“I wanted to play abroad and see how Japanese rugby measures up in world first-class rugby. I’ve had this desire for a long time, well before I was first called up for Japan,” Iwabuchi said shortly before heading to London.Iwabuchi made his international debut with Japan’s 10-a-side team in 1996 before making his full debut with Japan in May 1997. He joined Kobe Steel in April 1998 after graduating from Aoyama Gakuin University.But six months later, he headed to Cambridge University in England to study political philosophy for the next two years.It was natural for Iwabuchi to have sought to play abroad. The native of Tokyo was “shocked” with the standard of international play in a Hong Kong Sevens game he attended when he was a fifth grader at primary school — two years after he started playing the sport. Since then, he has kept his eye on international competitions, such as the Five Nations and the Hong Kong Sevens, rather than domestic events. So, when he got an offer from Saracens, he jumped at it and had no regrets about quitting Japan champion Kobe Steel.Iwabuchi did receive other offers from French and Italian clubs, but he said it had to be Saracens.“I believe the English Premier League is far more competitive than the French and the Italian leagues, and Saracens is the one I most wanted to join,” said the 24-year-old standoff. “The club has top players from various countries. By playing alongside them, I’m sure I can learn their various thoughts on rugby.“I believe Saracens is the strongest team in the Northern Hemisphere. If I can establish myself there, that’ll mean I’ll have done that not only in England but at world standard. This is worth the challenge.”Saracens actually first contacted Iwabuchi two years ago, shortly before he graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University. The deal was put off at the time as Iwabuchi pursued his plan of studying at Cambridge. But his performance in last December’s Varsity Match against Oxford University impressed Pienaar and Saracens officials decided to sign the Japanese player.“Were the last two years a detour for me? No, not at all. If I had joined Saracens two years ago, I wouldn’t have been able to impress enough to win a place,” Iwabuchi said. “I learned many things at Cambridge besides my studies, including how to win a place on the team among more than 100 players who had strong personalities and pride.”From his playing experience at Cambridge, Iwabuchi also noticed a difference between rugby in Japan and England — a persistence and hunger in going for the ball. “Players in England can unite well on pinches and chances as if they were gathering to hunt an animal. That makes me wonder if that comes from their background as hunting people while we are traditionally agricultural people.”It seemed the more he got used to European rugby, the more Iwabuchi became frustrated with the Japan national team situation. Japan was beaten handily at the 1999 World Cup and finished at the bottom of the six-nation table in the Pacific Rim Championship this year. Iwabuchi voiced his disappointment on the current national team.“I don’t want to join them unless they find a clear direction and policy,” he stated. “If they have no intention of winning, there’s no point in joining them. Right now, it seems to me that they are trying not to lose. Team officials don’t explain what they want to do with the team, what kind of playing style they want to achieve and what they expect from us. When they become a team to seriously fight on the world stage and they need me at that time, I’d like to join them then.“I think Japanese have the potential to compete well against foreign players as scrumhalf, standoff, winger and fullback. If you build up your body well, you can overcome a disadvantage in your physical size. But what matters would be whether you can speak their language. That is a must for scrumhalf and standoff, who control the team more than any other positions.”Language ability shouldn’t be a problem for Iwabuchi, who speaks fluent English. But the situation at Saracens still looks tough for him as he has to battle Australian standoff Duncan McRae to win his place in the team. In addition, he has to be good enough to be one of the two foreign players allowed on the pitch during a game.“I’m not worried about that so much,” Iwabuchi said, noting that his experience of playing most of the English Premier League clubs while at Cambridge has given him some ideas on the oppositions’ playing style and physical pressure. “I’m confident that I can do well once I get a chance to play for our team. It will be rather hard to get along with the other guys on the team, such as Bracken and Horan, who seem to have strong personalities. But it’s still fun to imagine what it would be like playing alongside these players.”Pienaar said of Iwabuchi on the Saracens Web site: “Kenny will no doubt win many more caps. He is a player who likes to attack, and can disturb the best of defenses with his running ability. He also gives us an option as he can play fullback as well as flyhalf (standoff).”Iwabuchi, who has personal sponsors such as Nike Japan, Kenwood and Sofitel Tokyo, sat out his team’s first two matches this season. But he is aiming to win a spot at standoff within a month.“I’m sure an opportunity will come over the year. I want to play a game within a month and secure my place by the end of the (40-game) season so that I can play at Saracens next season,” he said.Iwabuchi’s challenge has just started. It may be a tough road, but his strong determination and positive thinking will certainly be a big help in making his rugby future a bright one. last_img read more


Rogge: Baseball still has work to do before Olympic return

first_img“I have just had a meeting with the president of the Japanese Baseball Federation (Masatake) Matsuda and also with the president of the Japanese Professional League. I said to the two gentlemen that baseball can come back if they (the MLB) would address some issues,” Rogge said at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo.“The first issue is to make sure that the best players participate in the Games and that we will have the stars of the MLB association.“The second issue that we want to see resolved is the attitude of the major leagues toward doping.”Rogge has been encouraged by MLB’s steps in tackling the problem of drug use, but still thinks there is work to do before the sport can be brought back into the Olympics.Baseball, which was added in 1992, was thrown out of the Olympics last year along with softball after a vote among IOC members. The decision was criticized in the sport’s founding country America, with the European-heavy influence of the IOC coming under scrutiny.Baseball will be contested at the 2008 Beijing Games but will not be at the 2012 Games in London.The sport can reapply for inclusion in the 2016 Games, for which Tokyo is a candidate city.“We see improvements and we are glad to see improvements in the fight against doping.“I remind you that it was U.S. President George W. Bush in his state of the union address who said that professional sport in the U.S. had to be clean of anabolic steroid use.“But there is still a big gap — and I hope it can be filled — but there is still a big gap between the rules of MLB and the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency)laws.“For the use of anabolic steroids, under WADA rules a player would be banned for two years. This is not the case in major leagues where they banned for a number of matches. There is still a gap to bridged in this respect but we will welcome the progress and the change in attitude.”In a wide-ranging talk during his fourth visit to Japan since becoming president in 2001, Rogge also discussed the IOC’s attempts to unify the teams of North Korea and South Korea in time for the 2008 Beijing Games and said last week’s nuclear test in North Korea may have jeopardized plans.“I had very good meeting with the Olympic Committees of North Korea and South Korea just a couple of weeks ago,” Rogge said.“We were really progressing very well, There were still some issues to be solved, but we were heading in the right direction.“Today, I must say we are waiting for the evolution of the international situation because, of course, the nuclear test is changing the whole situation.“I believe there is still a strong will at the level of the sports movement for the countries to have a joint team. I believe the national Olympic committees of both countries wishes to do that.“We are not giving up the idea. We still hope dearly that it will be possible but I think some time and reflection is needed to see what the evolution (of the political situation) brings about. But of course, we still have contact with both national organizations.The IOC unified the East German and West German teams in the 1960s. The North Korea and South Korea teams marched together at the opening ceremonies of the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, but competed as separate teams.The two countries disagreed on how to combine their squads in recent talks, with South Korea wanting athletes to be selected based on performance, while its neighbor wanted equal representation.Meanwhile, Rogge paid tribute to Japan’s past success at hosting Olympic and other large-scale sporting events and said this could only be a benefit for Tokyo in its bid to host the 2016 Games.“Japan has proven to be able to organize very big events with a great success. I refer to the FIFA World Cup organized jointly with South Korea. That was a huge success and it is definitely something to Japan’s credit.“I should not forget of course the great success of the Nagano Winter Games in 1998.“But of course the competition will be difficult. It is never easy to win the rights to organize the Olympic Games. There is no doubt, though, that Japan has everything to have a good candidature.“But the other candidates will have the same strengths so therefore it is going to be a very interesting contest.”In August, the JOC chose Tokyo ahead of Fukuoka as Japan’s candidate city for the 2016 Games.The venue for the Games will be decided in October 2009, with Rio de Janeiro, Madrid and Delhi among the cities vying to become host.Japan hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and the 1972 Winter Games in Sapporo before Nagano. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img IOC President Jacques Rogge said Thursday the Olympics has not closed the door on baseball for good, but that the major leagues need to take an even tougher stance on doping and make their star players available for selection if the sport has any chance of being welcomed back to the fold.IOC President Jacques Rogge speaks at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo on Thursday. In a wide-ranging discussion Rogge talked about the possibility of baseball being let back into the Olympics, the IOC’s plan to unify the North Korea and South Korea teams and Tokyo’s 2016 Olympic bid. AP PHOTOlast_img read more


Yamanaka, Hasegawa to box in April world title doubleheader

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Shinsuke Yamanaka, Hozumi Hasegawa The 31-year-old Yamanaka, a native of Shiga Prefecture, will take on third-ranked Stephane Jamoye of Belgium in the doubleheader in Osaka.“I’ve wanted to make at least one title defense in the Kansai region,” Yamanaka said. “I’m really looking forward to this.”Hasegawa will take on IBF super bantamweight champion Kiko Martinez of Spain. It will be his first world title fight since he lost his WBC featherweight crown in April 2011.“It’s really been a long three years,” Hasegawa said. “This bout is going to be the culmination of everything I’ve been through. I will accept the result, no matter what the outcome is.” Shinsuke Yamanaka, the WBC bantamweight champ, and Hozumi Hasegawa, a former world champion in two different weight classes, will each fight in a world title doubleheader on April 23, it was announced Tuesday.Yamanaka will be making his sixth title defense, while Hasegawa is seeking to become the second Japanese fighter to win a world title in three different divisions.center_img KEYWORDS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more


Lae City FC eyeing minor premiership

first_imgSoccer Defending National Soccer League champions Lae City FC have the upper-hand to claim the 2020 minor premiership despite a 1-1 draw against Morobe United at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium in Lae on Saturday. Since the start of the round two season 2020, Lae City have recorded five wins, a draw and no losses from six games under Coach Bob Morris. With two games remaining to the end of the normal season, Morris is confident Lae City will claim the minor premiership after next weekend (round 17). But it was the showdown in round 16 of the semi-pro league competition in Lae that would have earned Lae City their sixth minor premiership if it wasn’t for the 1-1 draw with Morobe United on Saturday. Lae City were held to a nil-all deadlock in the opening 45 minutes, managing a sole goal courtesy of flanker Stahl Gubag four minutes into the second half. However, the goal was short-lived 28 minutes later when Morobe United levelled to make it 1-all at fulltime. Nonetheless, the season 2020 competition leaders still maintain the top spot on the competition table to take out the minor premiership with 39 points ahead of nearest rival Hekari United on 36 points. The Lae Biscuit Company-sponsored franchise club has its mantle put to the test by fellow local Lae-based club, the Welgris Morobe United in a show of equal strength until the fulltime whistle. Morobe United put out another best for the season holding off the champions the entire first half as both sides went for the break nil-all. Returning for the second half, Lae City dominated play within their rival’s territory yet failing to connect the dots up front for Obert Bika, Jacob Sabua, Abdias Aguirre and captain Emmanuel Simon to find the back of the net. The party brought on by Morobe United shed some light on Lae City without the regular backline trio of the Komolong brothers Alwin and Felix and Philip Steven, but now without the services of Alwin who is out penalised with a red card from last weekend’s game. Nevertheless, the persistence played out for Morobe United to level the scores and comfortably sail through to fulltime. Lae City Coach Bob Morris admitted his side were a bit complacent losing their composure in the second half and let down by a few calls from the referee going the other way. Morris said following a positive run so far heading to the finals race, the draw will remind players to step up their game in the remaining two crucial games. “I am sure we will strike back next weekend with a win to claim minor premiership,” Morris said.last_img read more


Shelby girls basketball squad earns first win of the season, cruises past North Muskegon

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Tipp earn All Ireland semi-final spot against Wexford

first_imgTipp’s Michael Breen was also dismissed with a second yellow late on.Speaking after the game Tipp manager Liam Sheedy told Tipp FM Sport that Laois were highly competitive and that his side have plenty to work on over the coming weeks.Kilkenny will face the All-Ireland Champions Limerick in the other semi-final.Brian Cody’s side booked their place in the last four for the first time in three years yesterday.The Cats beat Cork 2-27 to 3-18 in Croke Park with goals from Colin Fennelly and Richie Hogan.Cork’s Patrick Horgan scored an amazing 3-10 but it wasn’t enough for the Rebels. Tipperary are through to the All Ireland senior hurling semi final after beating Laois 2-25 to 1-18 yesterday in Croke Park.Jason Forde hit 1-12 for the Premier who will now face Wexford in two weeks time.Seamus Callanan also chipped in with a goal as both sides finished with 14 players with Laois star Aaron Dunphy sent off in the 39th minute. Photo courtesy of Teneolast_img read more