Peregrine Semiconductor has announced the appointment of two new executives for its engineering and marketing divisions. The company appointed Keith Bargroff as Vice President of Engineering and has hired Sumit Tomar as the new Vice President of Product Marketing. Since the Murata acquisition in 2014, Peregrine has experienced tremendous growth—both in employee headcount and in new market opportunities. As the team and product portfolio expanded, the company created two new senior leadership positions.For the last two years, Keith led Peregrine’s technology platforms department, and has the ideal background and skill set to serve as the new vice president of engineering. On the other hand, Sumit Tomar’s proven track record and his strong industry network in the wireless ecosystem will also be a great asset for Peregrine.Bargroff is a highly accomplished engineering leader and designer with a broad range of market and technology expertise including RF, analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, IoT and communications, energy management and instrumentation equipment. Prior to Peregrine, Bargroff served as CTO at Enverv, a fabless semiconductor company he co-founded to develop communications system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for the energy-management and IoT markets. He was also the Co-Founder, Principal Engineer and Director of Technical Strategy for RF Magic, a fabless semiconductor company that was acquired by Entropic Communications in 2007.His other work experience includes management experience at Elektradyne, Wavetek and Datron Instruments and engineering positions with IBM and Qualcomm. He has been granted 15 patents and has over 22 pending patent applications. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electronic and electrical engineering from Brunel University in London, and he completed coursework in BiCMOS analog circuit design and advanced bipolar analog integrated circuit design at the Imperial College in London.Sumit Tomar is a 20-year industry veteran with a proven track record of marketing and product management successes. No stranger to the RF ecosystem, Tomar has a solid understanding of RF products and has driven product execution from inception to production for 100s of market-shaping products. From 2012 to 2016, he served as the General Manager of Qorvo’s wireless infrastructure business unit.In addition, he worked in RF product management at Texas Instruments, Sierra Monolithics and Skyworks. His product marketing experience spans 4/5G smartphone and radio access networks, automotive semiconductor, 802.11ax access points, SDN/NFV for data centers, and machine learning and artificial intelligence for mobile edge networks. In 2016, he co-founded C-RAN Inc., a startup that is developing a 5G RF system prototype. Tomar holds a master of science in electrical engineering and completed the Stanford executive management program.
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Junior Chinedu Okonkwo had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead four players in double figures as UWF defeated Fort Stewart, 80-64, in an exhibition game at the UWF Field House Sunday. Sophomore Jon Brown had 15 points, nine boards and five assists, while junior Tarik McKelphin had 12 points and six rebounds off the bench. Junior Lawrence Williams added to 10 points to round out the double-figure scorers. Print Friendly Version UWF will open regular-season play this weekend at The Complex in Valdosta, Ga. They will face Albany State on Friday at 3 p.m. Eastern Time and Fort Valley State on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET. UWF led 42-28 at the half and by as many as 19 midway through the second period. Fort Stewart got 24 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks from Adam Cottrell. The Bulldogs shot 46 percent and committed 13 turnovers which UWF converted in to 15 points. The Argonauts shot 45 percent from the floor and 9-of-12 at the free throw line. UWF finished with 23 second chance points as a result of 19 offensive rebounds. They outrebounded the Bulldogs 40-31.
The Director of Sports, FCT Sports Council, Dilichukwu Onyedima has expressed concern over the delay in completing the Indoor Sports Hall of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at Area 10, Garki due to the raving Coronavirus pandemic.The hall is expected to be commissioned in the last quarter of this year but Onyedima who also doubles as acting secretary, FCT Social Development Secretariat, said the 1000-capacity edifice may no longer be ready on the said date.She said the hall would be equipped with modern sporting facilities to enable the FCT host both local and international competitions.“I must commend the Minister Muhammed Bello, for the interest shown in developing sporting facilities in the territory. Building Indoor Sports Hall will help to motivate our athletes and reduce the pressure from Indoor Sports Hall of Abuja National Stadium.“At the completion of the sports hall, our athletes will be ready to face oppositions in team sports. Before the postponement of Edo 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF) due COVID-19, the Minister had made available the necessary logistics and funds for our contingents to excel. Since the Minister took over, he has been supportive in all our sporting programmes. He honours all our request. This show you how he values sports. Said Onyedima.She further stated that the sports council is in contact with the athletes and also the coaches under its employment have been directed to monitor their athletes at this trying period that the world is battling COVID-19 Pandemic.
World champion Nozomi Okuhara breezed past India’s world No. 2 Pusarla Sindhu in straight games at the Japan Open badminton tournament on Thursday, advancing to the quarterfinals of the women’s singles competition.Eighth-ranked Okuhara, bronze medalist at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, had claimed a hard-fought victory against Sindhu at the worlds in August in a match that lasted 1 hour, 50 minutes. But this time she won 21-18, 21-8 in less than 50 minutes before a home crowd. “I was nervous before the match, but I thought that the worst thing that could happen is being crushed under the weight of my fans’ expectations,” Okuhara said. “I went into the match asking myself what I have to do.”After Sindhu led 18-16 in the first game at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, Okuhara scored five points in a row to win it before cruising through the second game to improve her career head-to-head record with her rival to 5-4.“Maybe my opponent was affected by the atmosphere of it being a home game for me,” Okuhara said. “I don’t know if I can win the next time we face each other. There’s not as big a gap in the level of our game as there was between our scores today.”World No. 4 Akane Yamaguchi advanced to the quarterfinals, defeating South Korea’s Kim Hyo-min 21-12, 18-21, 21-8.Yamaguchi, the second seed and 2013 champion, had an error-prone second game against the 47th-ranked Kim, but started the third game by scoring five straight points en route to sealing her win in 66 minutes at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.“I made many errors and I played at the same level as my opponent in the second game,” Yamaguchi said. “I tried to speed up in the third game after noticing that my opponent was missing more shots.“Since my rankings have gone up, I have noticed my opponents are attacking aggressively when we play,” said Yamaguchi, who dropped two slots in the latest ranking released Thursday but has consistently been in the top 10 since last fall.Yamaguchi will face Rio Olympic gold medalist and No. 5 seed Carolina Marin of Spain in the quarterfinals on Friday.In men’s singles, Denmark’s world champion and No. 3 seed Viktor Axelsen beat Kenta Nishimoto 21-17, 21-18 to claim a spot in the quarterfinals.The world No. 1 women’s doubles pair of Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi defeated Indonesia’s 50th-ranked duo Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu 21-15, 12-21, 21-15. RELATED PHOTOS KEYWORDS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Akane Yamaguchi competes against Kim Hyo-min in a Japan Open women’s second-round singles match on Thursday at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. Yamaguchi prevailed 21-12, 18-21, 21-8. | KYODO GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Japan Open, badminton, Akane Yamaguchi, Nozomi Okuhara, Ayaka Takahashi, Misaki Matsutomo, Viktor Axelsen, Pusarla Sindhu
The House on Monday will hold a third and final vote on legislation funding the capital budget. The vote on Senate Bill 2002 is scheduled to occur two days before a key July 31 deadline and comes after two prior votes fell short of achieving the needed three-quarter supermajority. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska House passed House Bill 2003 in a vote of 22-12, on Friday. The House majority has referred to this as “compromise” legislation that would deliver a roughly $1,605 Permanent Fund dividend in 2019. Members of the House minority again pushed for a full $3,000 dividend through an amendment to the bill. The amendment vote failed on Thursday along caucus lines 10-20. Both bill will have to go before the Senate and then the governor. The House majority has called a $1,605 dividend a “compromise” figure between a $3,000 dividend and accepting some of the governor’s vetoes. The governor has remained firm that the state pay a dividend that aligns with a statutory formula, or about $3,000.
The Swans travel to Ashton Gate on Saturday, September 21st (3pm KO) – a fixture Lee Johnson’s side were victorious in last season.Tickets will go on sale to members from 10am this morning with general sale commencing from Wednesday, August 7th (10am). Supporters are reminded that 2019/20 Bristol City memberships are still available for just £20*, which entitles you to £5 off home leagues games, ticket priority, £5 Rewards cash to spend on merchandise and more. BUY YOUR MEMBERSHIP
LEXINGTON, Ky. University of Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops is getting paid – again. After having his contract extended already once in May, Stoops got another contract extension and significant raise on Friday before boarding a plane to Missouri for Saturday’s game.The new deal, which includes a prorated raise for the remainder of this season, adds another year and will pay him a total of $21.45 million through the 2019 season. His guaranteed compensation escalates each season, up to $3.25 million next year and $4.25 million by the final year.“The success we’ve had so far this year has been encouraging, but that’s not what this is about,” athletic director Mitch Barnhart said. “It’s about the general direction of the trajectory of our program.”Kentucky heads to Missouri with a 5-3 record, one win away from being bowl eligible for the first time since 2010. Stoops, hired in December of 2012, inherited a program bereft of talent and coming off a 2-10 season. He immediately began upgrading the talent with consecutive top-30 recruiting classes, which was unprecedented in recent UK history.“I’ll reflect briefly back to the interview process,” Barnhart said. “I remember the plan that he gave me and put in place. He has followed that to a T. Everything he has said he was going to do, he has done, and it’s on schedule and on task.”So the school rewarded Stoops with a contract that will pay him an average of $3.575 million a year, up from $2.35 million under the previous deal. As recruits and national talking heads have taken notice of his success, the concern for Kentucky is that other programs looking for a new coach will as well.“I think that’s one of the reasons why when Mitch talked to me and asked me if I’d be interested in doing it right now, I would be, because I’m not interested in going anywhere. I want to show my commitment,” Stoops said. “If you know anything about myself, about my family, past history … loyalty’s a pretty big thing with us. And I certainly feel the loyalty to this program, to our players and all the people that have been so involved and helped us get to where we’re at and where we’re going.“We want to have great success and win a bunch of games. We’re right in the middle of it. We need to finish strong. But I don’t really want those distractions. I’m not real comfortable with it. So if it could help with recruiting, if it could help with our team, that’s why we did it right now.”Stoops’ incentives are all new – and hefty – as well. Beginning next season, he’ll get $250,000 for every win starting with the seventh in a season. He’d get $200,000 if UK won the SEC championship or played in a BCS bowl, and another $200,000 if the Wildcats won a national title. He gets $125,000 for a bowl game with a payout of more than $2 million.There are also $50,000 bonuses for a team GPA of 2.75 or higher in any semester or a score of 950 or higher in the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate. If Stoops leaves UK at any point, he owes the school nothing – Barnhart said he doesn’t believe in buyouts – but if he’s terminated without cause he is owed various percentages of his remaining pay depending on the timing.He’d get all of it if terminated before Dec. 1, 2017, 80 percent of it if fired between then and Nov. 30, 2018, and 60 percent if let go without cause any time after that.After getting his second extension and raise in just sixth months, on the eve of a critical game for the Cats, is there any added pressure on Stoops to go win at Missouri now?“Well, yeah, I think there is,” he said. “I feel an obligation. I’ve never skirted around that question. I’ve said that from the very beginning. I feel an obligation to deliver on what people have done for me.”Kyle Tucker can be reached at (502) 582-4361. Follow him on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ.Stoops’ new guaranteed compensation2014 – $2.7 million (after prorated raise)2015 – $3.25 million2016 – $3.5 million2017 – $3.75 million2018 – $4.0 million2019 – $4.25 millionIncentives$250,000 for each win beginning with the seventh win of each season$200,000 if UK wins the SEC championship game or plays in a BCS bowl$200,000 if UK wins the national championship$125,000 if UK plays in a non-BCS bowl with a payout of more than $2 million$50,000 if UK has a team GPA of 2.75 or higher in any semester (not counting summers)$50,000 if UK achieves a minimum of a .950 Academic Progress RateBuyoutIf Stoops is terminated before Dec. 1, 2017 without cause, he’s owed the entirety of his remaining contract.If terminated between Dec. 1, 2017 and Nov. 30, 2018, he gets 80 percent of his remaining salary.If terminated any time after Nov. 30, 2019, he’ll receive 60 percent of his remaining salary.
Lee will find the most effective method. Please give him and the club a chance to do what’s right and what’s most effective.— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) January 12, 2017 Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Banks Can’t Stop You Doing This and They Hate It – Don’t Miss out x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x Final Moment: What the Cameraman Captures Next is Heartbreaking x This 70s Star Was Every Guy’s Dream Girl. Try Not to Gasp when You See Her Now! x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook QPR co-chairman Tony Fernandes has been responding to criticism from fans on Twitter after the club were accused to failing to support plans for a benefit match for Stan Bowles.Legend Bowles, widely regarded as Rangers’ best-ever player, has Alzheimer’s disease.AdChoices广告Fernandes insisted the club’s chief executive Lee Hoos would “do what’s right” in order to resolve the issue.No club put more emphasis on our team ex players. We have received praise from many ex player families. The recent launch of Forever R— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) January 12, 2017 We love Stan Bowles and all our ex players and do what we can. Lee Hoos and the club are committed to raise funds and help Stan— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) January 12, 2017
See also:QPR set to seal signing of FreemanOxford looking to take El Khayati on loanQPR interested in Fulham striker SmithHolloway says he doubts QPR will sign WardHolloway confirms reason for Chery delayLoan moves likely for Shodipo and ProhoulyQPR confirm Freeman signing and Shodipo loan moveGrego-Cox scores hat-trick in QPR Under-23 gameQPR hold talks over MorrisonQPR’s Caulker could move to Russia on loan Ian Holloway believes Sean Goss can fulfil his potential at QPR following his move from Manchester United.Goss, 21, has asked to wear Rangers’ number 10 shirt, previously worn by club legends Stan Bowles and Rodney Marsh, as well as the likes of Simon Stainrod, John Byrne, Roy Wegerle and Adel Taarabt.The midfielder left Old Trafford without making a first-team appearance for United, who signed him from Exeter City in 2012.AdChoices广告“I think Sean will blossom here,” said Rangers manager Holloway, who could give Goss his senior debut in Wednesday’s match at Newcastle.“He’s going to take the number 10 shirt, which I think is a brave decision for him.“We need a new Stan Bowles somewhere along the line. We need new heroes here and I know we’re going to get them – we’re going to mould them.”Meanwhile, Holloway is interested in signing Fulham target man Matt Smith. Embed from Getty Images Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x This Bizarre Photo Caused Mayhem, Try Not to Gasp when You See Why x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x Remember Her? Take a Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like Now x Pole Vaulter Allison Stokke is Finally Talking About the Photo Changing Her Life x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Antonio Conte’s drawn-out departure from Chelsea is a perfect example of how not to operate an elite-level sports club, says one of the UK’s leading psychologists.Conte led Chelsea to Premier League glory in his first season in charge, but the club’s title defence was quickly undermined by speculation over his future and his exit was finally confirmed on July 13, after preparations for the 2018-19 campaign had begun.Chelsea’s FA Cup win in May was mere consolation as they failed to qualify for the Champions League, and Cary Cooper, professor of organisational psychology at Manchester University, believes doubts over Conte were reflected in the players’ sub-standard performances last season.AdChoices广告“Having uncertainty like that is not good,” Cooper said. “It should have been sorted professionally. It’s not a smart move by the club’s senior management.“The players don’t know who they’re going to get. Will he stay? Can he stay? He’s probably leaving. All that uncertainty is not good for anything. Look at Brexit.“People don’t know where they are and the same thing applies in this context. It’s not a smart way of doing it.”Embed from Getty Images See also:Abramovich’s 12 managerial appointments – how each man has fared in the hotseatConte’s eventful Chelsea reign: in numbers’Serial winner’ Conte relishes confrontation – but it was his undoing at ChelseaThe important tasks facing Chelsea’s new managerConte’s departure confirmed by ChelseaChelsea confirm Sarri as boss and sign JorginhoConte thanks ‘amazing’ Chelsea fans There are plenty more high-profile instances of clubs’ performance levels dropping after the pending departure of their manager or head coach had been announced.Sir Alex Ferguson later admitted he made the biggest mistake of his career when announcing in the summer of 2001 that the following season would be his last in charge of Manchester United.Ferguson’s U-turn came too late to rescue that season. His side, chasing an unprecedented fourth successive English league title, went on to finish third in the Premier League, 10 points behind winners Arsenal.“Coaches in sport are really important people. People perform for them,” Cooper said. “They’re like a surrogate parent figure, like a father or mother who is encouraging you.“A good coach, like a Sir Alex Ferguson, takes that role on and becomes the father figure for the whole team and when that person leaves, you’re almost homeless.“That parent figure you valued, who nurtured you and who you wanted to please has gone and there is less motivation to perform.”