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NAFCU outlines CFPB’s final rule extending the GSE patch

first_img This post is currently collecting data… ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU Monday sent members a Final Regulation summary on the CFPB’s final rule extending the government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) patch and offered highlights on how the final rule impacts credit unions.The final rule extends the GSE patch under the Truth in Lending Act until the mandatory compliance date of a final rule amending the general qualified mortgage (QM) loan definition in Regulation Z or the GSE’s exit conservatorship; the GSE patch was originally set to expire Jan. 10, 2021.In the Final Regulation, NAFCU highlights that the bureau had previously stated it hoped to have the general QM rule finalized by April 2021. However, NAFCU notes, the CFPB’s final rule indicates that the bureau will “afford credit unions time to implement the new rule and the GSE Patch may be used during that time frame.”NAFCU has previously called for the bureau to allow for an 18- to 24-month extension of the GSE patch, at a minimum. Earlier this year, the association joined with nine other organizations to urge CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger to delay rulemakings on the general QM definition and extend of the patch in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in addition to calling on Congress to establish an emergency QM standard with flexible requirements and extend the patch if the CFPB did not provide one.center_img This is placeholder text continue reading »last_img read more

Dutch gamble on ‘intelligent lockdown’ to beat coronavirus

first_img‘Difficult to stay home’ Her neighbor, bookstore owner Marijn de Koeijer, agreed. “I think it would be very difficult to stay at home all day. I’m very happy with the opportunities we have, even if they are limited,” he said among his bookshelves a few minutes walk from the central railway station in The Hague, the seat of the Dutch government.The government itself has won the “support of the population” with its measures as they are “easier to defend and explain to the people”, said de Koeijer.Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte — who came up with the phrase “intelligent lockdown” — has been clear on the policy.”We don’t work like that in the Netherlands, where the government says ‘you have to do this, you have to do that,” Rutte told a press conference at the end of March.The authorities have admonished the public when the country’s beaches have become too crowded, but while police have closed car parks to stop crowds flocking there at the weekends, they remain open.The Dutch position — very similar to Sweden’s — also reflects a wider philosophical split in both Europe and the world on how to balance the need to curb the disease against the catastrophic economic damage caused by harsh lockdowns.Rutte, for example, has previously said that it was important to build “herd immunity” and that much of the Dutch population would get the disease — a controversial concept that appeared to have been backed by the British government at one stage.Dutch policy has not always gone down well with its neighbors though, with Belgium — one of the worst affected countries — initially grumbling that the Netherlands was not strict enough. ‘Convince the population’ But the Dutch believe they have made the right choice compared to countries like Italy, Spain, France and Belgium as the lockdowns there drag on and governments struggle to work out how to ease the restrictions.So far, compared with the very heavy death toll and high number of infected in these countries, the Dutch approach seems to be working, with 4,711 lives lost and 38,802 cases reported for a population of just over 17 million.”Governments need to convince the population that these are good measures,” said Frits Rosendaal, a professor of clinical epidemiology at Leiden University.The number of coronavirus patients currently in hospital is falling, which shows the Dutch approach “has absolutely had an effect” and that its decision to observe less strict measures than other European countries was “responsible — medically and economically,” Rosendaal said.”The two aren’t exclusive. You can’t have a healthy economy if half the population is in hospital.” At his bookstore, Marijn de Koeijer says business is now down by about half from normal, whereas at the start of the coronavirus crisis it was down by about 70 to 80 percent.”Every book we sell counts,” he says. Schools meanwhile start to reopen from May 11. “My friend in Belgium has to stay at home and is only allowed to go out to walk her dog in the street. I mean, come on, be serious,” says Bianca Kragten, who runs a bike shop in The Hague.Cheerfully ignoring the absence of the tourists who would normally be a major part of her business, Kragten hires out bikes in front of the shop, which she has decorated with little flags to “cheer up” people.”It was total panic for our business in the first few weeks. Then we realized that we were among the lucky ones who were allowed to remain open,” she said. The shops are open and families cycle along in the sunny spring weather in the Netherlands, which has opted for what it calls an “intelligent lockdown” to curb the coronavirus pandemic.In contrast to most other European countries where people are virtually housebound, the Dutch authorities have merely advised people to stay home and to keep 1.5 meters of social distance.While restaurants, bars, museums and its infamous sex clubs remain shut, and the famed cannabis ‘coffee shops’ are open for takeaway only, the outdoors-loving Dutch are otherwise allowed to leave home when they want. Topics :last_img read more

Cleaning Up the Navesink River

first_imgAlso participating in the roundtable were Tony Perry, director of legislative affairs for Kyrillos; Debbie Mans, executive director of NY/NJ Baykeeper; and Rick Geffken, an author and historian, who is a regular contributor to The Two River Times.This article was first published in the Feb. 23-March 2, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times. Subscribe to the newspaper for convenient home delivery. Read more stories concerning the Navesink River. By John Burton |RED BANK – As the work continues to alleviate Navesink River contamination, The Two River Times is offering its support.“If everyone pulls together we can make a big splash,” and move toward remedying the problem, said Cindy Zipf, executive director of Clean Ocean Action, an environmental advocacy and education organization.Zipf joined representatives from other environmental and business organizations and a representative from the office of Senator Joseph Kyrillos Jr. (R-13) in a Feb. 15 roundtable discussion organized by The Two River Times to talk about solutions and strategies.Zipf told the gathering it is “absolutely doable,” to return the river to a considerably improved condition by 2020.For Two River Times owner Domenic DiPiero, this is an issue that strikes home, given he grew up in the Two River area, and continues to use local water ways for recreational boating and fishing. “It’s just a passion of mine,” DiPiero told the group last week. “And the fact that I had to tell my kids not to swim in it is awful.”The reason for the alarm was due to studies done by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) which indicated elevated levels of pathogens, including fecal matter, and depleted oxygen levels. The DEP reports determined the river’s water quality had declined over approximately the last decade. And that has led the state agency to prohibit shellfish harvesting from approximately 560 of the river’s acres, according to Zach Lees, coastal policy attorney for Clean Ocean Action.Clean Ocean Action has conducted its own extensive study of the river’s pollution, with Lee’s pointing out that everyone realizes the Navesink is an outstanding water resource and stressing the importance of working to improve its condition. Zipf explained that by the 1940s, the area’s shellfish stock, especially oysters, had been depleted through over-harvesting and industrialization had allowed the Navesink River to become increasingly polluted. But by the 1970s, with the federal Clean Water Act and enforcement, the river began experiencing a turnaround, becoming appreciably cleaner. That is until approximately 2005 when it began a backslide with a rise in pollution, Zipf said. “When I was a kid it was crystal clear,” said Lynda Rose, executive director of Eastern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce, speaking of the river. She recalled fishing and clamming in the water way and said she was shocked to find out the current condition.The DEP analysis determined the bacterial count in the water appears to rise following storm events, seeming to point the finger at nonpoint source pollution, or storm water runoff, as opposed to a single source of pollution – a leaking sewer pipe or defective septic systems – Zipf explained. “Rarely did we find a single smoking gun,” Lees said.Clean Ocean Action has been using a Maine-based company and its pollution-sniffing dogs to help track the fecal matter – human, domestic animals and wildlife – that has been found in the river. And dogs have had some luck in narrowing some of the believed sources, such as area horse farms.The extent of the problem is significant, environmental groups stressed, with Zipf telling how one gram of dog waste carries with it 23 million bacteria.Zipf said the best way of conducting this is the “no blame game approach,” with organizations like hers working with state, county and local officials to rectify the situation.“Rare is the case you can bring the state, all of the towns and environmental groups together,” Zipf noted, as has been the case with this issue.It goes beyond just mere environmental concerns. “This river is the bread and butter of a lot of businesses,” Rose added, pointing to tourism and recreation as important economic engines.The river water eventually makes its way into the Atlantic Ocean, Zipf added, an even more important element for the state’s economy. Zipf pointed out that in 1987 there were 800 New Jersey beach closings due to pollution.The key is education, participants agreed, trying to get the public to change longstanding practices in cleaning up after pets and limiting lawn treatment chemicals; and with municipalities imposing stricter limitations on impervious surfaces on new development projects, helping to curtail storm water runoff. “It is a matter of getting the word out to people,” Zipf said.Rik van Hemmen, a maritime engineer and president of the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association, recommended what he called a “Zen garden” approach – proceeding steadily and deliberately, going “door-to-door” to get the word out if necessary.“I really think this is the most important issue where we can affect change,” DiPiero said, offering his support in addressing the problem. The rise in pollution is seen most noticeably in the shellfish stock, which Lees said functions as a sort of “canary in a coal mine,” a reliable yardstick for measuring pollution levels.last_img read more

Let the Nelson Mixed Slopitch playoffs begin

first_imgDefending playoff champion Louies and 2013 regular season winners, Bogustown are the early favourites into this weekend’s Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championship tournament set for the Lakeside Diamonds. The first pitch goes Friday evening.Action continues Saturday with the finals in the A, B & C Divisions set for Sunday.In 2012, Louies knocked off Jackson’s Hole (now Sage).Bogustown defeated Sage to capture the 2013 regular season title during the final week of the season.last_img


first_imgSTAND UP PADDLE BOARDING IN RATHMULLAN TODAY” Building swell for weekend”Today at Adventure One Surf School was the last day for this week’s Summer camp. All the kids had an absolute blast and by the end of the week all were turning the board brilliantly! All the kids were over the moon with their Free Adventure One T-Shirts too.The surf report for tomorrow Sat 28th is for a 3metre North Westerly swell with fairly strong NW winds making Fanad big and messy, If you’re going to hit the waves this weekend try one of the more sheltered spots around the coast like Marble Hill. The Paddle board school will be running our Yoga/SUP session tomorrow at 11. If you’re interested drop us a line but places are limited!We will not be running our Paddleboarding Sunday due to The Rathmullan festival activities that are running in the carpark at Rathmullan, but it should be great craic so come on down and check out the raft race and Bull run!For more info please check our website www.adventureone.net or like our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Adventure-One-Surf-School/116323048385243IAIN  ADVENTURE ONE DAILY SURF BLOG – BUILDING SWELL FOR THE WEEKEND was last modified: July 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ADVENTURE ONE DAILY SURF BLOG – BUILDING SWELL FOR THE WEEKENDlast_img read more

Spider Webs Are Precision Dew Collectors

first_imgPhotographs of dew drops on spider webs are favorite targets for nature photographers, because they resemble strings of pearls on fine jewelry (example 1, example 2).  But did you know the reason dewdrops bead up so well on webs is due to the fine microstructure of the spider silk?  A team of Chinese scientists studied this phenomenon and reported in Nature how it works.1  Their description is almost as dazzling as the photos:Many biological surfaces in both the plant and animal kingdom possess unusual structural features at the micro- and nanometre-scale that control their interaction with water and hence wettability.  An intriguing example is provided by desert beetles, which use micrometre-sized patterns of hydrophobic and hydrophilic regions on their backs to capture water from humid air.  As anyone who has admired spider webs adorned with dew drops will appreciate, spider silk is also capable of efficiently collecting water from air.  Here we show that the water-collecting ability of the capture silk of the cribellate spider Uloborus walckenaerius is the result of a unique fibre structure that forms after wetting, with the ‘wet-rebuilt’ fibres characterized by periodic spindle-knots made of random nanofibrils and separated by joints made of aligned nanofibrils.  These structural features result in a surface energy gradient between the spindle-knots and the joints and also in a difference in Laplace pressure, with both factors acting together to achieve continuous condensation and directional collection of water drops around spindle-knots.  Submillimetre-sized liquid drops have been driven by surface energy gradients, or a difference in Laplace pressure, but until now neither force on its own has been used to overcome the larger hysteresis effects that make the movement of micrometre-sized drops more difficult.  By tapping into both driving forces, spider silk achieves this task.  Inspired by this finding, we designed artificial fibres that mimic the structural features of silk and exhibit its directional water-collecting ability.In other words, it is the structural detail – the pattern of alternating random and aligned nanofibrils – that collects the dew and channels it into drops.  The structure creates a gradient that allows small drops to overcome energy barriers and move to collection points.  Fibers without the alternating nodes do not have this ability.  The researchers compared silkwork silk and nylon fibers and found that they did not exhibit the directional water collection of spider silk.  Moreover, the spider web only exhibits this trick when wet.    Clearly there is more going on in the humble spider’s output than we realized (and that was a lot; see 05/25/2005).  This function is in addition to the well known strength and flexibility of spider silk (04/18/2007).  Imagine living out in the wild and having your water brought to you.  Magdalena Helmer wrote in her review of this paper in Nature,2 “Why did Incy Wincy Spider climb up the water spout?  If he was after a drink, a report by Yongmei Zheng et al. in this issue suggests that he might have missed a trick � spiders don’t need to look for water because the silk fibres that they spin are highly efficient at collecting it from moist air.”    The authors did not describe how the spider spins its web with this structure.  But they mimicked the same effect with artificial fibers and said, “We therefore anticipate that the design principles uncovered and implemented in this study will aid the development of functional fibres for use in water collection and in liquid aerosols filtering in manufacturing processes.”  Now that we understand the principle, we can use the same water-collecting technique in artificial materials that might help those in parched lands extract water out of the air (cf. 11/16/2007).  PhysOrg published a summary of the findings.Update 02/08/2010: Spider webs have another optimized feature: structural robustness.  PhysOrg reported that physicists are examining how spider webs achieve flexibility and strength even when damaged.  “By better understanding the unique structural properties of spider webs, researchers could apply the information to other areas, such as designing buildings, bridges, and space structures,” the article said.  But how did the lowly spider learn tricks that human engineers have yet to imitate?  “Although the orb web of a spider is a lightweight structure, it seems to be a highly optimized structure, presumably as a result of evolution from the Jurassic period or earlier,” the physicists said.  The article explained, “As the most familiar web form, orb webs have features that are universal to many spider species, suggesting that they have beneficially evolved by natural selection.”1.  Zheng et al, “Directional water collection on wetted spider silk,” Nature 463, 640-643 (4 February 2010); doi:10.1038/nature08729.2.  Magdalena Helmer, “Biomaterials: Dew catchers,” Nature 463, 618 (4 February 2010); doi:10.1038/463618a.Here’s another teachable moment with your child in the garden.  We should never take simple things for granted.  It’s clear that the spider can teach humans their design principles, but who taught them to the spider?  Be sure to explain to the child that storytelling with tautologies is not an acceptable response (10/29/2002).(Visited 132 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

News Briefs

first_imgDuke University treats building glass to reduce bird strikesDuke University has doctored the glass in a LEED-certified building that has been blamed for dozens of bird deaths every year.In September, the towering windows in the Fitzpatrick Center at the Pratt School of Engineering on the Durham, North Carolina, campus were treated with a film that includes colors and patterns, turning it into “fritted glass,” so birds would be able to see it, according to a post at ConstructionDive.The building is close to the Atlantic Flyway, a major north-south migration route, and its windows had become an avian death trap. A survey of 45 college campuses by Augustana College put buildings at Duke University at the top of the list for bird fatalities. An on-campus investigation at Duke concluded the Fitzpatrick Center was responsible for 72% of bird deaths there.“We had a ton of data on our side as well as student support with students saying it was a problem, and they wanted the university to fix it,” graduate student Scott Winton, who led the Duke investigation, told the Duke Chronicle. “At that point, it’s really hard for the university to justify doing nothing.”Winton said fritted glass may have another advantage — it helps reduce solar gain and thereby increases the energy efficiency of the building. New PV module claims efficiency recordUPDATED Oct. 13, 2015SolarCity says it now has the most efficient rooftop solar panel in the world, with a measured efficiency of more than 22%.The company said that the photovoltaic (PV) module, whose performance was tested by the independent Renewable Energy Test Center, will go into production this month at a California pilot facility, but most of the modules will be produced at SolarCity’s huge new factory in Buffalo, N.Y. Production should reach between 9,000 and 10,000 modules per day when the facility is running at full capacity sometime in 2017.SolarCity is the largest residential PV installer in the country and acquired PV manufacturer Silevo, which developed the technology for the new PV module last year. SolarCity said in a press release that the new modules are the same size as standard ones but produce between 30% and 40% more power. They also perform better than other modules at high temperatures, allowing more energy production annually than conventional panels.Claims of supremacy in the battle for high efficiency, however, are best taken with a grain of salt, or at least a close eye to the fine print. Although the new SolarCity modules are at or near the high end of what’s available commercially for residential applications, SolarCity rival SunPower already produces a module with an efficiency of 22.4%, which is listed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) as the most efficient module of its type. In addition, a day after the SolarCity announcement Panasonic said it had a module ready for mass production with an efficiency of 22.5%, according to PV Magazine.More complicated and more expensive types of PV cells have much higher efficiencies. A chart published by NREL shows that the best photovoltaic cells have an efficiency of 46% — but you won’t find them in commercially made residential PV systems. “The 40% cells are a very niche market,” said Keith Emery, a group manager and principal engineer in NREL’s solar performance group. “Right now, the 20-to-22% silicon modules are at the high end of what’s commercially available for residential use.”“If you have enough caveats, you can make almost anything a record,” he said of SolarCity’s claim. “It’s not necessarily a bogus claim. It’s just a little misleading, that’s all.”Still, Emery was enthused by the announcement. “I regard it with excitement because it means there’s another player on a high efficiency end of the photovoltaic business,” he said. “One of the economics of these things is the higher the efficiency the lower the cost of energy. If they are still selling it at X dollars a watt, the higher efficiency system will have a lower cost of energy. The name of the game here is not to add to the dollars per watt at all and just raise the efficiency.” Amazon.com’s wind farm is the target of a suitA 104-turbine wind farm that would power a data center for online retailer Amazon is the target of a lawsuit filed by a couple claiming the facility would pose a variety of aesthetic and environmental problems. The News & Observer said last week that construction crews have been building access roads to the site in Perquimans and Pasquotank counties in the northeast corner of North Carolina and plan to pour concrete foundations for the towers early next year.But a local couple, with help from the conservative Civitas Institute, claim that the project is an expensive boondoggle. Neither Amazon nor project developer Iberdrola are parties to the suit. Instead, the couple is suing the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality in an attempt to force a new regulatory review of the project.“I’m concerned it will make our beautiful county, quite frankly, ugly,” Jillanne Gigi Badawi told the newspaper. “Each turbine is the size of the Washington Monument. These things are huge monstrosities.” She lives less than a mile from where the nearest turbine would be located.A new review, which would include studies of wildlife, noise, and shadow flicker, could take more than a year and would probably kill the project. The wind farm must be up and running by the end of 2016 in order to quality for a 30% federal income tax credit, the newspaper said.center_img Arizona utility offers to withdraw solar fee proposalArizona’s largest electric utility is offering to back off its proposed fee increase for customers who own PV systems — an increase that would have seen rates climb from 70 cents to $3 per kilowatt, or up to roughly $21 a month.Arizona Public Service (APS) said it would drop the request if the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) would agree to open an investigation to determine the actual costs of providing service to customers with PV systems and establish the amount they should pay for a grid connection, according to a story posted at Greentech Media.APS first proposed the fee increase in April. It now complains opponents have turned the debate into “political theater.”It may not be theater, but it sure is getting messy. Arizona regulators have been the target of several conflict-of-interest complaints. APS is believed to have spent as much as $3.2 million in elections last year for ACC commissioners in an effort to help its favored candidates into office.Three of the five commissioners have been asked to recuse themselves from any decisions on PV charges on grounds they are biased against solar. They have refused.The Arizona Attorney General’s office is looking into texts sent by one of the commissioners, Chairman Bob Stump, to APS and others and seized his telephone in July.last_img read more

North Carolina returns to Sweet 16, beats Washington

first_imgWashington’s David Crisp (1) and North Carolina’s Coby White (2) battle for a loose ball in the first half during a second round men’s college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)COLUMBUS, Ohio — After making an early exit from the NCAA Tournament last season, North Carolina breezed to the Sweet 16.Luke Maye and Nassir Little each scored 20 points and the top-seeded Tar Heels beat Washington 81-59 Sunday. They never trailed and moved on to face fifth-seeded Auburn on Friday in a Midwest Regional semifinal.ADVERTISEMENT Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Google Philippines names new country director Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Pac-12 player of the year Jaylen Nowell paced Washington (28-8) with 12 points. Noah Dickerson and Nahziah Carter each had 10.Washington was outrebounded 48-24.“I thought they got us everywhere ,” Huskies coach Mike Hopkins said. “They got us in the high post. They got us on the 3. They got to the foul line. And, unfortunately, I thought we got some good looks. We just had one of those shooting nights. When you play against a team like this, almost everything has to go right. You don’t have a large margin for error. And we just didn’t have enough.”LITTLE COMES UP BIGLittle turned a second straight impressive performance in the tournament. The 6-foot-6 freshman was 8 of 11 shooting with seven rebounds after chipping in 19 points in 17 minutes in the win over Iona on Friday night. He averaged nearly 10 points per game throughout the season.ADVERTISEMENT TRAINER’S ROOMNorth Carolina forward Garrison Brooks took an elbow to the mouth in the first half that knocked out one tooth, chipped another and required stitches to close his cut lip. He returned to start the second half. Guard Kenny Williams left the game early in the second half holding his left hamstring, but he returned later in the half and seemed OK.BIG PICTUREWashington: The Huskies have come a long way after going 9-22 two years ago before longtime Syracuse assistant Hopkins took over. They beat No. 9 seed Utah State in the first round but were never seriously in the game against North Carolina.North Carolina: The Tar Heels rolled to a 41-33 lead at halftime behind the 3-point shooting of freshman Coby White — he 4 for 5 from beyond the arc in the half — and kept the pressure on.“They were trying to have somebody in front of him the whole game,” North Carolina coach Roy Williams said. “And he picked his spots. And I thought he really did a nice job for us. He didn’t have many opportunities the second half because they tried to cover him more, but he was good.”TIP-INSWhite and Little combined for the most points (37) by any freshmen pair in the tournament since 2006. … Washington’s 59 points were the fewest allowed by UNC in the tournament since they held Vermont to 58 in the first round in 2012. … Washington was making its first NCAA appearance since 2011 … Maye has 21 career games with 20 points or more. He has 15 this season.UP NEXTNorth Carolina moves into the Sweet 16 in Kansas City, Missouri. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon eventcenter_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Lakers ride Kyle Kuzma’s hot 3rd to beat Kings Last year, one season removed from its national championship, North Carolina was routed by Texas A&M in the second round. The Tar Heels (29-6) were determined it wasn’t going to happen again.“We talked about it all summer,” said Maye, who had 14 rebounds and his 15th double-double of the season. “I feel like it’s just a testament to how hard we worked and get back to the spot. And I think it’s been great to see how many guys have grown this season and really stepped up.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Tar Heels, a No. 1 seed for a record 17th time, committed 10 turnovers in the first half and led by eight points at the break. They bolted out in the second half, put together a 13-0 run over 5 minutes, played great defense and pulled away.“The key today was getting the ball to the middle,” said Tar Heels guard Cameron Johnson, who finished with 13 points. “The middle was a soft spot. They were covering the wings and the perimeter pretty well. And once we got it inside, it was basically a 2-and-1 for an easy jump shot or a dump down. And I think we exploited that a lot more in the second half than we did the first half.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View commentslast_img read more

Molex: new MicroTPA 2.00mm Wire-to-Board and Wire-to-Wire Connector System

first_img Continue Reading Previous IBASE: Mini-ITX motherboard powered by AMD Ryzen 3000 seriesNext Arrow Electronics launches European FPGA developer contest Molex releases the MicroTPA 2.00mm Wire-to-Board and Wire-to-Wire Connector System, providing electrical and mechanical reliability in a high-temperature design that meets a diverse range of industry requirements. The connectors are ideal for the consumer and automotive markets needing a compact wire-to-board and wire-to-wire connector system, with a current rating up to 2.5A for use within constrained spaces.The MicroTPA 2.00mm Wire-to-Board and Wire-to-Wire Connector System has the advantage of two to 15 circuits in a wire-to-wire connector system, acceptance of a wide range of wire sizes, crimp terminals that are already popular in the market, TPA retainers, a positive lock structure, RoHS compliant and high-temperature capabilities, vertical through-hole headers and a 2.00mm pitch.Compared to similar connector systems in the market right now, the MicroTPA 2.00mm Wire-to-Board and Wire-to-Wire Connector System offers 2.5A amperage, a temperature range of -40 to +105˚C and a cable range of 0.85 to 1.50mm.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more