With Trump Coming To Town, Expect Traffic Snarl

first_imgThough President Donald Trump has altered or canceled most of his travel plans for the week in the wake of two mass shootings, be forewarned that his Hamptons fundraising trip on Friday, August 9 is still very much a go. That means the real danger of snarled traffic — even beyond the usual crawl — is inevitable, at least from mid-morning to mid-afternoon. There will also be temporary flight restrictions in and around Gabreski Airport (Westhampton) as well if, as expected, the president arrives and departs from there.If Trump’s visit to Southampton Village last year is any indication, the president will fly into Gabreski Airport via Air Force One. This year’s itinerary calls for a motorcade to the Bridgehampton home of Joe Farrell, dubbed Sandcastle, the builder’s showcase $50-million mansion.Trump, should he choose to let his proverbial hair down, can relax at the in-house bowling alley, movie theater, planetarium, rock-climbing wall, skateboarding pipe, or even the regulation baseball field. There are also squash, racquetball, basketball, and volleyball courts.Chances are, though, the President will concentrate on fundraising at the 612 Halsey Lane mansion, which once rented for $475,000 — for two weeks. Guests are expected to arrive around noon.The event is meant to raise money for the Trump Victory Committee, and will be hosted by Representative Lee Zeldin, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Donald Trump Jr. and his companion Kimberly Guilfoyle — the couple recently bought a $5-million spread nearby — and several other GOP dignitaries.Tickets to the event start at $2800 for the reception. Photo shoots with the Prez are in the $250,000 neighborhood.Trump and his entourage will then drive to the Southampton home of Stephen and Kara Ross for a sit-down lunch. He will depart within two hours of his arrival there, according to published reports.Southampton police noted that last year, portions of roads that intersected the president’s route were closed until the motorcade had passed. The same inconvenience is expected this time around.The Federal Aviation Administration issued a temporary flight restriction at Gabreski Airport for between 10:30 to 11:45 AM for Friday. President Trump is scheduled to depart between 3:15 to 4:15 PM.John Cox, a retired airline captain with U.S. Airways who runs his own aviation safety consulting company, Safety Operating Systems, pointed out although FAA air traffic controllers handle all traffic while it is en route across the United States, “Air Force One is handled differently than other traffic using more discreet frequencies to communicate with controllers.”Ross owns the Miami Dolphins and is a real estate developer. His wife Kara Ross, a jewelry designer, backs Equinox Fitness Clubs, Equinox Hotels, and SoulCycle. The couple is co-hosting the Trump extravaganza; according to published reports attendees will pay $100,000 for a photo op or $250,000 to hear a roundtable discussion.A spokesperson for Equinox and SoulCycle issued the following statement to The Advocate, following backlash from gym members: “Neither Equinox nor SoulCycle have anything to do with the event later this week and do not support it. We believe in tolerance and equality, and will always stay true to those values. Mr. Ross is a passive investor and is not involved in the management of either business.”[email protected] Sharelast_img read more

Keysight Introduces 50 GHz Handheld Combination Analyzer

first_imgKeysight Technologies has introduced six millimeter-wave models to its family of FieldFox handheld analyzers. The flagship model is the industry’s first handheld combination analyzer to provide coverage to 50 GHz. With more built-in capabilities than similar analyzers, FieldFox can replace three or four single-function instruments – benchtop or handheld – that are typically used for maintenance and troubleshooting of systems that operate at or above Ka-band frequencies.The analyzers weigh only 7.1 pounds, and deliver laboratory-grade measurements that enable field personnel to fully characterize the most demanding radar and satellite systems. The FieldFox combination analyzers also provides unprecedented functionality and value at about half the cost of each equivalent benchtop instrument.Three combination-analyzer models cover 32, 44 or 50 GHz and provide spectrum analysis, vector network analysis and cable and antenna testing in a rugged, portable unit. The three spectrum analyzer models cover the same frequency range. In all six new models, spectrum measurements are up to eight times faster than those made with comparable analyzers. FieldFox millimeter-wave analyzers are also three pounds lighter than similar units from other vendors.The FieldFox family is optimized for field testing. The fully sealed enclosure – no fans or vents – is compliant with US MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2 standards and is also type tested to meet MIL-STD-810G requirements for operation in explosive environments (Method 511.5, Procedure 1). FieldFox analyzers are also type tested to meet IEC/EN 60529 IP53 requirements for protection from dust and water.The analyzers offer a broad array of functionality that is software upgradeable, enabling users to choose the capabilities they need initially and add others later. Examples include vector voltmeter, TDR cable measurements, built-in power meter, pulse measurements, spectrum analyzer time gating, interference analyzer (with spectrogram), and GPS receiver.U.S. Pricing and Availability N9950A 32 GHz FieldFox microwave (combination) analyzer N9951A 44 GHz FieldFox microwave (combination) analyzer N9952A 50 GHz FieldFox microwave (combination) analyzer N9960A 32 GHz FieldFox spectrum analyzer N9961A 44 GHz FieldFox spectrum analyzer N9962A 50 GHz FieldFox spectrum analyzer Pricing starts at $28,000 for the N9950A 32 GHz FieldFox microwave combination analyzer.last_img read more

Inter defeat Bayern to claim European Championship

first_imgJose Mourinho wrote his name into the history books as Diego Milito inspired Inter Milan to Champions League glory against Bayern Munich at the Bernabeu.Milito set Inter on their way against the run of play with a clipped finish.And he wrapped up a win built on the foundations of a solid defence with a solo effort that saw Inter become the first Italian side to win the Treble.It means Mourinho, who won the cup with Porto in 2004, becomes the third man in history to win it with two clubs.He joins Ernst Happel and Ottmar Hitzfeld in earning that remarkable accolade – at the age of only 47 – and, in doing so, ends a wait of more than 45 years for the Nerazzurri to regain Europe’s top prize.That he did so by overcoming his mentor Louis van Gaal, with whom he worked at Barcelona in the 1990s, in the process only served to complete the ultimate season of personal vindication for the Portuguese. If reports are to be believed, it is a triumph that will earn Mourinho the manager’s position at arguably the world’s biggest club, Real Madrid, this summer.How fitting, then, that this triumph was earned at Real’s magnificent Bernabeu stadium – and as Mourinho waved to the Inter fans after watching his side lift the trophy, it looked every inch a wave goodbye and confirmation this will prove the denouement of his career in Italy.As for the match itself, while it might not have been one for the purists, as an occasion it was spectacular.The decision to switch the match to a Saturday evening was fully justified as both sets of supporters rocked the Bernabeu from the first minute to the last.And on the field, the fare was no less enthralling. The build-up had been dominated by Van Gaal’s and Arjen Robben’s description of Mourinho as a defensive tactician – but if their hope was that such taunts would prompt a more ambitious approach from the Italian champions, they were to be disappointed.The first couple of minutes aside, when Inter hinted at an expansive approach, Mourinho’s side’s tactics were clearly to stay strong defensively and pounce on the counter attack.For a long time, though, it played right into Bayern’s hands. With Robben giving left-back Christian Chivu a torrid time and Mark van Bommel pulling the strings in midfield, the Germans almost completely dominated.Playing with an air of expression and invention, Bayern probed the Inter backline time and again. Robben beat Chivu down the right to set up Ivica Olic, the Croatian slamming wide, Hamit Altintop saw a right-foot shot deflected wide and Robben then skewed wide when well placed 18 yards out.At the other end, Wesley Schneider saw a deflected 40-yard free-kick beaten away by Bayern keeper Hans-Jorg Butt and Esteban Cambiasso had a firm volley blocked. But Inter’s attacking personnel were largely anonymous in the face of the Germans’ control.Then, on 34 minutes, came Inter’s ambush, Milito nodding Inter keeper Julio Cesar’s long clearance down to Schneider and then dashing on to the Dutchman’s smart return to clip home a delightful finish.Mourinho’s muted celebrations highlighted his awareness that it was a lead his side barely deserved.It could – and should – however, have been 2-0 moments before the break when, racing into the box, Schneider shot tamely from Milito’s lay-off and Butt palmed away his effort from 16 yards out.Still, having watched Inter repel pass-masters Barcelona with 10 men in the semi-final, Bayern boss Van Gaal will have been all too mindful of the Italians’ ability to defend a lead and he sent his team out flying in the second half. Just moments after the restart, the German champions should have been level, Thomas Mueller failing to connect smartly enough with a sliding finish with just the keeper to beat, allowing Cesar to beat his shot away.It was a miss he was almost made to rue within minutes as Milito burst down Bayern’s left, cut the ball back to Pandev, only for Butt to brilliantly tip the Macedonian’s clipped effort past the post.Predictably, though, the pattern for the second half had been set – Bayern controlling possession and Inter sitting deep and breaking.Robben remained far and away Bayern’s most potent weapon, his pace and skill down the right prompting almost continuous volleys from an increasingly frustrated Mourinho on the sidelines.A free-kick from the Dutchman almost led to an equaliser when it fell to Mueller, only for the German’s snap-shot to be blocked, before a fine curler again brought the best out of Cesar in the Inter goal minutes later. But, just as in the first half, for all their considered build-up Bayern were always vulnerable on the counter attack, and another moment of Milito magic settled it.The Argentine – a constant thorn in the Germans’ side – had it all to do when he collected a pass from Samuel Eto’o on 70 minutes.But Milito was not to be denied and turned defender Mark van Buyten brilliantly – though far too easily – before side-footing a sensational 30th goal of his season.The goal was effectively game, set and match, Bayern’s sting very much drawn and Inter allowed to coast to victory thereafter.The final whistle prompted a warm embrace between Mourinho and Van Gaal, before the Portuguese enjoyed the celebrations with his team. But he then stalked the Inter end a lone figure, waving deadpanned towards the Nerazzurri faithful. Having beaten the English, Spanish and German champions en route to European club football’s most sought-after trophy, few could deny Mourinho his moment – nor his place in history.Source: BBClast_img read more