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Tiny Wireless Charger Optimized for Hearing Aid Applications

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first_imgLinear Technology has introduced a wireless charging receiver which has been optimized for low power applications. The LTC4123 combines a 30mW wireless receiver with a constant current/constant­voltage linear charger for NiMH batteries, such as Varta’s power one ACCU plus series. An external resonant LC tank connected to the chip enables the IC to receive power wirelessly from an alternating magnetic field generated by a transmit coil. Integrated power management circuitry converts the coupled AC current into the DC current required to charge the battery.The LTC4123 can be used for Wireless charging of a completely sealed product and eliminates the need to constantly replace primary batteries. Zn­Air (Zinc­Air) detection allows applications to work interchangeably with both rechargeable NiMH batteries and primary Zn­Air batteries with the same application circuit. Both battery types can directly power a hearing aid ASIC without the need for additional voltage conversion. By contrast, a 3.7V Li­ion battery requires a step­down regulator in addition to the LTC4123’s functionality to power the ASIC.The LTC4123 rectifies AC power from the receive coil, and can also accept a 2.2V to 5V input to power a full featured constant­current/constant­voltage battery charger. Features of the charger include programmable charge current up to 25mA, a single­cell 1.5V battery charge voltage with ±0.5% accuracy, charge status indication and an on-board safety charge termination timer. A temperature­compensated charge voltage protects the NiMH battery and prevents overcharging. The LTC4123 prevents charging when batteries are inserted with reverse polarity and pauses charging if the temperature becomes too hot or too cold. The receiver is housed in a highly compact, low profile (0.75mm) 6­pin 2mm x 2mm DFN package with backside metal pad for excellent thermal performance. The device is guaranteed for operation from ­20°C to 85°C in E grade. It is available for $2.65 each in quantities of 1,000 ­piece pricing starts at $2.65 each.last_img

Neymar extends stay with Barca till 2021

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first_imgNeymar will stay with Barcelona after signing a five-year contract, the club have announced.The Brazilian’s release clause has been set at 200m euros (£167m), rising to 222m (£186m) in the second and 250m (£209m) for the final three.Manchester United and Paris St-Germain were both reported to be interested in the 24-year-old.Neymar has scored 55 goals in 93 La Liga games since joining from Santos for a reported fee of £48.6m in 2013.On Thursday, Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu confirmed talks were being held, with Neymar declaring on Twitter he was “very happy to continue living this dream”.The forward has also scored 46 goals in 70 appearances for his country.Since moving to the Nou Camp, he has won two La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey trophies and the 2014-15 Champions League.Barcelona were forced to pay a £4.3m fine in June because of mistakes in Neymar’s transfer from Santos.Culled from BBC Sportslast_img

Cavs Defeat Hornets 115-107, Complete Road Trip With 3-1 Record; Three Takeaways From The Win

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first_imgTaking care of business against the lesser teams has been something the Cavs struggled with earlier in the season, as they dropped games to Orlando, Indiana, and New York at home. It appears they’ve cleaned their act up on the road. The Cavs finish their road trip with a 3-1 record after defeating the Charlotte Hornets 115-107. The only loss for Cleveland was the Houston game, where the team almost pulled off a comeback but fell short in the end against the Rockets. Tonight was nothing like that game, as the Cavaliers battled early and broke away late down the stretch to secure victory.Let’s take a look at the three takeaways from the victory. Pages: 1 2 3 4 Related TopicsChanning FryeJeff GreenKyle KorverLebron James Eli Mooneyham Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.last_img

Friday AM Update: Dense Smoke From Swan Lake Fire Expected To Linger Today

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first_imgRocky Gilbert, the crews on the ground worked hard to pick up the slack: “We were able to get enough air to at least look at the stuff up Resurrection, but other than that not a good day for air support. It was a good day for our folks on the ground, on the west side of the fire protecting Sterling we still have over 100 firefighters. We are seeing some containment on that side and crews are feeling really good about it.”  Sterling Highway Update: 6am: The Sterling Highway remained open throughout the night with pilot car escorts between mile 71 and 40.  There is a chance Friday’s expected wind could cause the fire and smoke to pick up. The small amount of rain forecast won’t put the fire out but it may reduced fire behavior.  Fire Managers expect the road to continue to have pilot car escorts when its open and there is a possibility of long waits so be prepared with food and water. Swan Lake Fire Update: 6am: A Swan Lake Fire Community Meeting has been scheduled for Friday at 6pm, at the Sterling Community Center. You can tune into KSRM 920AM to listen live. The southwestern corner of the fire experienced some increased activity near, but inside, containment lines.  Work will continue to cool this area as well as securing the perimeter northward to the Sterling Highway by extinguishing any remaining burning or smoldering fuels adjacent to the containment lines. Structure protection on the western flank is effectively in place. The community of Cooper Landing does remain in a ‘Set’ status. Dan Nelson with the Borough Office of Emergency Management: “We are always going to do the most conservative action to keep the people safe, and that is why we remain at ‘Set’. The Swan Lake Fire is estimated at 161,921 acres and remains at 20% containment. Heavy smoke continues to impact air operations on the fire. Currently, helicopters are unable to fly on the eastern flank of the fire in the Resurrection Trail area.center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Update 7am: The new acreage of the Swan Lake Fire is at 162,179 acres and is now 27% complete. On the southwest corner of the fire, south of Sterling Highway, a portion of the line is now showing as complete. This means that fire managers feel safe that heat has been extinguished within 30-50′ of the fireline. A firefighter injured on Thursday has returned to his crew after being medevaced and evaluated. The firefighter was struck in the back of the head by a chunk of wood during clearing operations and lost consciousness. By Thursday evening, he has deemed suitable to return to duty. An unmanned air vehicle, or drone, is currently being used on the south central area of the fire, above Skilak Lake. The drone is being used to assess the effectiveness of Wednesday’s burnout operations in this area. Fire managers wanted to use fire as a tool to bolster structure protection in the area. A low pressure weather pattern is setting up towards the weekend, which will likely bring cooler temperatures and precipitation as early as Friday night. The Sterling neighborhoods east of Feuding Lane and east of Adkins Road remain in a READY status. A READY notification means residents should be preparing for a potential evacuation should the threat level increase.last_img

Premiership Rugby Cup launched for 2018/19 season

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first_imgWith total prize money of more than half a million pounds, the new competition will be played over four pool rounds, including the Derby Day, semi-finals and Final.To replace the Anglo-Welsh Cup the Premiership Rugby Cup will comprise three pools of four teams each and will kick off with the first two pool rounds starting on the last weekend of October and the second two starting at the end of January.One of the second two rounds will see Derby Day clashes for the 12 teams before the Cup moves into the knockout phase with the three pool winners and the best runner up moving into the semi-finals.“The Cup has been a highly successful competition in recent years in helping develop the best new Premiership and England players, in front of big crowds and TV audiences,” said Premiership Rugby Chief Executive, Mark McCafferty.“The pathway for young players is now clear linking the Under-18s League, the A League and now the Premiership Rugby Cup into one strong route towards Gallagher Premiership Rugby, European competitions and Test matches.“Many Test players including Owen Farrell, George Ford and Maro Itoje all made their senior debuts in the Anglo-Welsh Cup and some of the most recent Breakthrough Players of the Year have been Jack Nowell, Jonny May and Adam Radwan.“In addition, the competition has seen many different club coaches taking responsibility for the Cup team and developing their experience and skills in charge."This focus on new playing and coaching talent will continue in the new Cup format with young players and coaches experiencing the challenge of bigger crowds and TV exposure.“This season has seen record TV audiences throughout the competition and success in the Final for Exeter Chiefs to support their quest for another Aviva Premiership Rugby title.“More than 1.3m fans watched live coverage of the Cup on BT Sport this season, a 37% increase year on year. This competition is fundamental to developing young players for Premiership action in front of big crowds and more intense atmospheres.“We are sad that our friends in the Welsh Regions will not be involved next season but we have been discussing for some time that they need to move a new structure, prioritising an Under-23 format.”A Pro Rugby Wales spokesperson added: “The review of development structures and processes we have undertaken together with the WRU over the last 12 months has clearly illustrated the need for us to focus on our 18–23yrs player development through a dedicated U23 competition, which unfortunately means we will no longer have the resources to be able to compete in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.“We have thoroughly enjoyed our time in the competition, which has certainly contributed to our player development in the past and we are delighted to see the way it has gone from strength-to-strength in recent years, with record TV audiences in the 2017-18 season.“We have a great working relationship with the English clubs and Premiership Rugby and hope we can work together in the future as the game continues to evolve. We wish them the very best of luck with their new competition.”The pool draw for the new Premiership Rugby Cup will be announced at the BT Tower on 6 July.last_img

Virginia Tech holds off Tulsa, sends Beamer out a winner in Camping World Independence…

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first_imgThe Virginia Tech Hokies sent legendary head coach Frank Beamer out a winner, but the Tulsa Golden Hurricane came close to spoiling the party in the 2015 Camping World Independence Bowl Saturday at Independence Stadium.Virginia Tech led by as many as 24 points in the second quarter. The Hokies still led by 18 after kicking a field goal with 11:09 left in the game. But Tulsa got within three and had the ball at its 20 with 1:54 to play.In a game of big plays, all it would’ve taken was one to either win it for the Golden Hurricane or get them in a position to tie it with a field goal.Tulsa advanced to a first down at its 46. On second-and-10, Dadi Nicolas and Luther Maddy sacked Dane Evans for a 6-yard loss. After an incomplete pass, Nicolas sacked Evans again for a loss of eight.The Hokies were then able to run out the clock for a 55-52 victory. The win gave Beamer a final record of 238-121-2 in 29 years at Virginia Tech.“We haven’t been in many games like this,” Beamer said. “Usually when we score as many points as we did tonight, it’s usually a done deal. I give them credit. We needed a big play. If we give (Evans) time to throw and those receivers, there’s going to be a lot of completions, which they had. The best way to combat that is to get him sacked, get people around him or get him sacked. That’s what we did at the end of the football game.“That thing was going back and forth. I haven’t coached many games like that. Again, I appreciate the way we hung in there and battled and found a way to win.”Beamer led Virginia Tech to 23 straight bowls. The streak started in the 1993 Independence Bowl.“I feel like an old man up here,” Beamer said. “There have been a lot of fourth quarters. I’ve said all along, I’m a fortunate guy. To have hung around at one school and had the people around me, the administration, to be able to stay at one place in this business for 29 years, I’m amazed myself. I would have kicked myself out a long time ago.”Beamer didn’t expect the game to be the shootout it became.“It was different,” he said. “All I know is we won the football game. It was exciting. The first time I came to Shreveport, I left a happy guy. The last time I came to Shreveport, I leave here a happy guy. I’m going to come back to Shreveport just for the hell of it. I like it down here.”Virginia Tech finished 7-6. Tulsa was 6-7 in head coach Phillip Montgomery’s first year.“These seniors laid the foundation for what we’re going to build on,” Montgomery said. “You have only have one first — your first team and first group of seniors, and we’re a tight family.”Montgomery said he wasn’t surprised his team rallied.“We finally got a little bit of momentum,” he said. “Down 24 for our guys, we’re not paying that much attention to ball, and it doesn’t matter what the score is or how much time is left. We’re going to play the same way from start to finish. We’ve been in games like this, down 24 and come back and won.”The game was an offensive show from the get-go. The Hokies tied the bowl record for most points in a game when they took a 45-21 lead on Greg Stroman’s 67-yard punt return for a TD with 7:11 left in the first half.The Golden Hurricane scored 10 unanswered points to close out the second quarter and get back in the game.Virginia Tech opened a 52-31 lead on Trey Edmunds’ 1-yard run with 7:38 left in the second quarter. But that was the only time the Hokies reached the end zone in the second half.The teams combined for 1,161 total yards. Virginia Tech had 598 and Tulsa had 563.Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Brewer completed 23 of 37 passes for 344 yards and one touchdown with one interceptions. Travon McMillian rushed for 82 yards and two touchdowns. J.C. Coleman added 78 yards on eight carries.Isaiah Ford caught 12 passes for 227 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown. Tulsa’s Evans completed 27 of 44 passes for 374 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. He also rushed for a touchdown.D’Angelo Brewer rushed for 105 yards on 14 carries and scored twice. Zack Langer had 63 yards on eight carries and a touchdown. Joshua Atkinson caught 11 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown. Keyarris Garrett had eight catches for 137 yards and a touchdown.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it's price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn't Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn't Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img

PNG rugby league players in Cook Islands keeping fit at homes despite suspension of competition

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first_imgRUGBY LEAGUE BY SIMON KESLEP LAE Snax Tigers trio contracted to play for Avatiu Eels rugby league club in Cook Islands are keeping themselves fit at home. Despite suspension of the competition and not getting much involved in any game due to the impact of Coronavirus affecting the local competition in the Cook Islands, Towari Kenake, Mafu Kalas and Martin Yanda are making good use by training at home. “No competition so we just stay home, making our own private training at home,” said Kenake who usually plays halfback for Tigers. The trio earlier this year left for Cook Islands and prior to their first match they were feeling a bit nervous but after their first hit ups, they quickly switched on to playing their usual games. “Our first game here we were feeling excited to come and play here in Cook Islands. Like playing with new teammates we were happy to play alongside them and also in camp. The first feeling of giving your first hit up, there was a bit of nervous (ness) and fear but when you go in for hit up, you just have this feeling of happiness and enjoy your footy,” said Kenake. Kenake said it was a good experience to play alongside new teammates in Cook Islands. He said their first game was played in a new environment but they kept their focus playing as a team. “We came here (in Cook Islands) our first game, we were excited to be living in a new environment and when we played we just play like a normal game similar back in Papua New Guinea. We played our normal game and our teammates were happy to meet us-new players,” said Kenake. With uncertainty as to when international rugby league representative matches and competitions will resume with regards to Covid-19, the trio like any other patriotic and passionate PNG rugby league player are keen to put their hands up for representative duties. “If we were given any chance in the selection for PNG side (PNG LNG Kumuls) or other representative matches, we will be happy to join the national team.”last_img

Former Razorback Ryan Mallett leads Houston to road win

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first_imgCLEVELAND (AP) – J.J. Watt caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Mallett, dominated on defense and the Houston Texans climbed back to .500 with a 23-7 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.Watt was all over the field. Along with his TD, he recorded a strip sack, made five tackles – three for a loss – recovered a fumble and hurried Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer into several bad throws. Watt provided more proof he’s the NFL’s best defensive player.Mallett threw a pair of TD passes and finished with 211 yards in his first career start. The four-year veteran was promoted during the bye week after the Texans (5-5) benched Ryan Fitzpatrick.The Texans played without star running back Arian Foster because of a groin injury, but rookie Alfred Blue stepped in and gained 156 yards on a franchise-record 36 carries.The Browns (6-4) won’t spend a second straight week atop the AFC North. They lost for just the second time in seven games, and Watt is the main reason why.last_img

Manchester City flex muscles with rampant win at Shakhtar

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first_imgKHARKIV, Ukraine,  (Reuters) – Manchester City began to show their credentials like proper Champions League heavyweights when they became the first English team to win at Shakhtar Donetsk in European competition with a handsome 3-0 success in their Group F match yesterday. City, who false-started in the campaign with their only loss of the season at home to Olympique Lyonnais, were a wholly different proposition, waltzing to victory with goals from David Silva, Aymeric Laporte and substitute Bernardo Silva.What looked a potentially difficult 1,700-mile visit to the Ukrainian champions, who had beaten Pep Guardiola’s men in the group stages last year, was made to look effortlessly routine as the dazzling David Silva orchestrated their dominance.City could easily have scored more goals but the win put the English champions top of the group on six points, a point clear of Lyon, who drew 3-3 at a Hoffenheim team who have two points along with bottom-placed Shakhtar. City manager Pep Guardiola suggested on the eve of the match that the club may still lack the special passion for the competition that could drive them to European glory but his team of all talents demonstrated they certainly have the quality.Shakhtar had never been beaten by English visitors in seven home matches, leaving Guardiola to appreciate the magnitude of the win. “Zero-three here,” he said, “It’s an amazing result.“We’ve recovered with these two results in Germany (a win at Hoffenheim) and here. After the defeat against Lyon, it’s in our hands again and winning our games at home will be the next stage.” DAZZLING FORMThe English Premier League leaders, with Kevin De Bruyne back for his first full start of the season after an injury layoff, continued their recent dazzling form by taking control from the opening whistle.In the first half hour, Riyad Mahrez could and maybe should have scored twice, once after City had broken with breathtaking pace from their own half before he then also set up David Silva to flick the ball impudently against Shakhtar’s post. Yet the Spanish maestro made no mistake with a left foot volley just after the half-hour to reward City’s mastery.Five minutes later, De Bruyne’s corner fell to Laporte, who found himself unmarked as he stooped to head home.Though the home side attacked intermittently, City could have scored three more goals in the space of the first 12 minutes of the second half as they continued to pour forward. Bernardo Silva had been on the pitch for 90 seconds after the excellent De Bruyne’s withdrawal when another devastating City counter saw the Portuguese midfielder race through and slot his 71st minute left-foot shot in off the far post.It sealed Shakhtar’s first defeat in 12 matches in all competitions, leaving their chances of qualifying for the knockout stages looking bleak.“We have to admit that City were better tonight. Much better,” conceded Shakhtar manager Paulo Fonseca. “They won in good style. Our players tried to play well and keep the ball but it was not enough to stop a team like City.”It was a particularly enjoyable night for Shakhtar’s former favourite Fernandinho, who was now at the heart of City’s purring machine. “I’ve enjoyed it,” the Brazilian told BT Sport.“It was a very difficult game for us. They have a lot of attacking players, quality players and can make the game so hard but we controlled the game so well. We could have scored more but we are happy.”last_img

Southampton Sack Mark Hughes After Eight Months

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first_imgMark Hughes has been sacked as Southampton manager after eight months in charge.The Saints, who drew with Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday, are 18th in the table.Southampton confirmed the move in a statement, adding: “The search for a new manager to take the club forward is already underway.”First-team assistant coach Kelvin Davis will take charge of the team for the game against Tottenham on Wednesday.BBC Sport understands Southampton are set to approach former RB Leipzig manager Ralph Hasenhuttl about the manager’s job. The 51-year-old Austrian has been out of work since leaving Leipzig in May.Hughes, who also had a spell at the south coast club during his playing career, joined Southampton in March, two months after being sacked by Stoke City.The club were one point above the relegation zone at the time and the 55-year-old led them to safety last season by securing two wins from their last four games.However, they have struggled again this season and, across his spell, have won just three of their 22 league games.RelatedSouthampton Name Former RB Leipzip Manager as New BossDecember 5, 2018In "England"Mark Hughes Signs New Contract At SouthamptonMay 26, 2018In "England"Ronald Koeman Confirmed As Barcelona ManagerAugust 19, 2020In "Featured"last_img