The 2015-2016 El Nino phenomenon is one of the three strongest since 1950 and models suggest that it may surpass the strength of the 1997-1998 event, which was the strongest on record.“In some regions, millions of people are already facing food insecurity caused by droughts related to El Nino. In other parts of the world, we have a short window of opportunity now to prepare to what we know will happen within months. In both cases, we must act together and we must act quickly.”Stephen O’Brien,UN Under-Secretary-General for OCHAExperts say El Nino is likely to decline in strength in January 2016, but it will continue to affect different parts of the world over the coming months with a mix of above -or below-average rainfall.“The impact especially on food insecurity may last as long as two years. I’m particularly concerned about the number of countries spread across Central and South America, the Pacific region, and East and South Africa.”Stephen O’Brien, UN Under-Secretary-General for OCHAHistorical patterns show that La Nina sometimes follows an El Nino event and that it has an even greater overall humanitarian impact on average, as coping capacities are eroded.La Nina impacts tend to be opposite to those of El Nino impacts. If La Nina event develops, it will more likely be in late 2016 or early 2017.
SkyCross has announced a new line of WiFi antenna solutions. The new WiFi solutions enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs) to achieve a full range of solutions for their needs, including custom high-performance solutions; value offerings, where performance and low cost are needed; and efficiency solutions, where cost is minimized for the most price competitive environments and spatially-constrained platforms. OEMs and ODMs include SkyCross WiFi antennas in products ranging from wireless routers, set top boxes, gaming platforms, televisions, notebooks, tablets, hotspots, smartphones to other WiFi-enabled products.The new 802.11ac antennas for high performance solutions achieve among the fastest data rates available when paired with leading chipsets. In addition to solutions for traditional MIMO configurations, SkyCross announces the introduction of 8×8 solutions that further augment data rates and enhance throughput.For new value offerings SkyCross announces its cornerstone products, the SkyCross TiFighter2.4 and TiFighter5, which address both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. The TiFighter antennas provide a low-cost solution for 802.11ac antennas using an innovative architecture and design for integrated design needs. Both solutions are available for evaluation as part of the SkyCross TiFighter Evaluation Kit.Skycross has used its patented iMAT technology enabling their WiFi antennas to be placed in close proximity to one another. This eliminates the spatial separation, lowering antenna cost as well as overall system cost by reducing enclosure size for higher-order MIMO, including 3×3, 4×4, as well as 8×8 cost and system size savings.In addition to product releases, SkyCross also announced the expansion of its North American distribution network with two organizations possessing significant WiFi experience and strong relationships with leading WiFi product manufacturers. Joining SkyCross’s established network of representatives are Norcomp serving Northern California and Nevada, and Norcomp SC serving Southern California.
Clearview at Amherst North High at Westlake Vince McKee Brunswick at Highland Elyria at Avon Lake Related Topics NEOSI has you covered from head to toe this weekend with a full slate of High School Football action. The Friday Night Lights are about to be turned on bright and Northeast Ohio Sports fans cannot wait! Independence at Columbia NDCL at Willoughby South Euclid at Glenville North Olmsted at Valley Forge Strongsville at Berea Midpark Here below is the full listing of the 11 games our writers will be at on the sidelines, in the press box and on top of every detail! Do you want your school featured next week in one of our games of the week? Let us know in the comment section below, or on twitter at @NEOSportsInside Subtweet this article with your school choice! Olmsted Falls at Brecksville Aurora at Solon Follow us all night long and stay step with step with the madness, fun and excitement that only OHSAA Football can bring!
KEYWORDS “(In) 2019 (I) definitely will be playing for the Sunwolves,” the 28-year-old back row forward said, adding that 2018 was “fully negotiable” dependant on how the new format of the competition — which sees the Sunwolves move into the Australian Conference — pans out.“We don’t know what the draw is, when the tournament’s going to start, how much travel is involved,” he said.Having won 47 caps and led the Brave Blossoms on 18 occasions, Leitch put his international career on hold following Rugby World Cup 2015.“Leading up to the World Cup there was back-to-back seasons playing Super Rugby, Japan, Toshiba,” he told the New Zealand media.“What goes up must come down. I’d worked myself up to the point where I was peaking at the World Cup. And that 2016 season I was just no good — my head was in the wrong place, body was no good, and I managed to do half a Super season but ended up banging myself up and needed (thumb) surgery.“So I made the decision to pull back, focus on two teams. This year I negotiated the Chiefs contract so I get certain rests, and I’m managing my workload a lot better. This year I’m a much better player than I was last year.”Japan coach Jamie Joseph said two weeks ago that Leitch, who will suit up for Toshiba Brave Lupus in the 2017-2018 Top League season, had made himself available for the summer tests that see the Brave Blossoms take on Romania on June 10 and then Ireland on June 17 and 24.“(My) last three performances (for the Chiefs) weren’t up to standards but I’ll use the next couple of weeks to really push my case for that spot,” Leitch said. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Japan captain Michael Leitch said Wednesday he will join the Sunwolves for the 2019 Super Rugby Season, as his current side the Chiefs prepare to clash with the Japanese franchise this weekend in Hamilton, New Zealand.Leitch told stuff.co.nz he will play for the Sunwolves in 2019 in the build-up to that year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan, with the possibility he may join the franchise as early as 2018. Super Rugby, Brave Blossoms, 2019 Rugby World Cup, Michael Leitch, Sunwolves IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5
Raymond Graham: Omar McLeod will be hoping to add another major title to his résumé by winning the men’s 110 metres hurdles for the second championship in a row, but this time around, it will be more difficult as it will be more competitive. André Lowe: I don’t know if it was any less competitive the last time; this event is always very competitive. The difference is that he is not here as the favourite. However, he hasn’t lost an ounce of confidence, and he’ll need it as he faces a motivated Orlando Ortega and the consistent Sergey Shubenkov, as well as Grant Holloway. RG: Shubenkov would have been a massive favourite coming into the championships, but his mishap in Rabat has derailed that somewhat. However, his last two runs have shown that he is in the mix big time, while Ortega and young Holloway will want to spoil the party. AL: Shubenkov always brings it when it matters. He’s always in the conversation at the big meets, and more often than not, he lives up to and exceeds expectations. McLeod is the consummate champion, assured and confident and definitely loves a challenge, while Ortega has been good this season. RG: McLeod is a big performer, and he did look good in the preliminary round, but changing his coach late in the season could affect his chances of winning. His camp is, however, on a roll, and that could motivate him to produce another special run. AL: I won’t bet against McLeod at a championship. He takes responsibility and loves the challenge. He has improved since changing camps and is now more confident in his technique. He is running into form at the right time and will be hard to beat because of a combination of all those factors. RG: This is one time I will bet against McLeod. For me, Shubenkov will be the one to beat. Ortega always fails to deliver at the big moment, but all this could change now. However, he and McLeod look set to fight it out for silver and bronze here, with him getting the slight edge over the defending champion. AL: McLeod, Shubenkov, and then Holloway. I don’t trust Ortega; he will again disappoint.
The Port Moresby based train-on squad for PNG men’s and women’s football team went through High- Performance baseline screening and testing last week. Players based in Lae, Madang and the Highlands region will go through a similar process this week. PNGFA technical manager Paul Isorua said preparations at this stage are looking good for both teams as they gear up for their first training camp. The Port Moresby-based players will kick of their first three-day training camp today at Bisini Soccer Grounds while Lae, Madang and Highlands will be held at the PNGFA Academy in Lae from April 22- 24. Forty-nine players have been selected into the train-on squad for both teams which will be trimmed to 23 with seven non-travelling reserves. Tommy Semmy and David Browne who play in New Zealand, will be joining the team with Wira Wama and Felix Komolong to also fly in from the United States. Alwin Komolong who plays and trains in Germany is still to confirm is availability. Bulk of the men’s squad was part of the 2016 OFC Nations Cup team with only a few new faces. Its players like David Muta, Koriak Upaiga, Michael Foster and Raymond Gunemba who will provide leadership and motivation towards younger players. Twelve countries will be participating in the men’s football tournament at the Pacific Games. Tahiti and New Caledonia will be PNG’s biggest rivals, but the team believes they can win gold.
Embed from Getty ImagesBristol City 2 QPR 0QPR were woeful at Ashton Gate, losing despite the home side playing most of the game with 10 men. Nathan Baker was red-carded for a crude challenge on Josh Scowen just after the half-hour mark.AdChoices广告But Famara Diedhiou put Carabao Cup semi-finalists Bristol City in front in first-half injury time and Joe Bryan doubled their lead midway through the second half.Both goals came as a result of sloppy QPR defending.Embed from Getty ImagesDiedhiou netted with a near-post header from Ryan Kent’s corner.And Bryan pounced on the loose ball to score after keeper Alex Smithies had kept out Diedhiou’s shot.Rangers boss Ian Holloway sent on target man Matt Smith at half-time in an attempt to capitalise on the numerical advantage.The visitors did cause City some problems before the second goal, but overall it was a dismal QPR showing.QPR: Smithies, Baptiste (Smith 45), Onuoha, Robinson, Furlong (Osyai-Samuel 73), Scowen, Luongo, Freeman, Bidwell, Washington, Oteh (Eze 73).Subs not used: Ingram, Lynch, Manning, Perch. See also:Holloway: No prospect of Wszolek moveHolloway hints at changes after ‘most disappointing result ever’Bristol City v QPR player ratings Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
New York: Naomi Osaka of Japan won the women’s singles title at the US Open. This is Naomi’s third Grand Slam title, beating Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka in the final. Naomi made a name for herself with a strong comeback after a complete defeat to the Belarusian in the first set. Score: 1-6, 6-3, 6-2The match ended in three sets on Sunday morning but lasted for two hours. This is Naomi’s second US Open title. In 2018, she won her first US Open. Serena Williams was defeated in the final that day. He went on to win the Australian Open the following year. He went on to win three Grand Slams in his career, including two US Open and one Australian Open.In the final, which saw Asaranka dominate the first set, Naomi was utterly dull. The player made 12 unforced errors. Naomi got back into the game despite the incredible jump that earned her the first point in the second set. Although Naomi was a step ahead, she could see the intense fight between the two. Match points that often reach the ad point are reversed for both. That’s why it took about two hours to finish the match with only three sets.