DERBY COUNTY 2Tom Ince, son of former England midfielder Paul Ince, struck a fine winner to upset top-flight West Brom. The hosts led through a Matt Phillips long-range strike, but Derby hit back in the second half as Darren Bent levelled, and Ince curled home a superb free kick. LONDON (AP):Wayne Rooney stands one goal away from becoming Manchester United’s outright record goal-scorer after equalling club great Bobby Charlton’s mark of 249 yesterday.With the 79-year-old Charlton watching from the stands, Rooney guided in Juan Mata’s cross after seven minutes as the defending FA Cup champions swept aside second-tier Reading 4-0 in the third round.English Premier League teams Bournemouth, West Bromwich Albion, and Stoke City all bowed out to lower-league opponents while Arsenal needed second-half goals from Aaron Ramsey and Oliver Giroud, the Frenchman netting late on, to wipe out Preston North End’s halftime lead.Third-tier Millwall, Cup finalists in 2004, caused the biggest shock by thumping a much-changed Bournemouth 3-0; West Brom went down at home to Championship team Derby County 2-1; while Wolverhampton Wanderers, also from the second tier, ensured Stoke lost in the third round for the first time since 2009 by winning at Britannia Stadium 2-0.In all-Premier League matches, Ahmed Musa scored twice as Leicester fought back from a goal down to defeat Everton 2-1, while in the battle of the new managers, Marco Silva saw his Hull side get the better of Paul Clement’s Swansea 2-0.Silva, appointed on Tuesday in place of the fired Mike Phelan, would have noted the large number of empty seats at Hull’s KCOM Stadium with home fans staying away in protest against the club’s owners.MANCHESTER UNITED 4 READING 0Rooney’s latest milestone – he is the record scorer for England – came in front of Old Trafford fans who have adored him, on and off, since he joined as a teenage prodigy from Everton in 2004.”It is a really proud moment for me,” Rooney said. “It was not something I could have imagined. You don’t think that far ahead, but I have been at this club a long time, it is a huge part of my life, and it is an honour to be up there alongside Sir Bobby.”The game will be not be so fondly remembered by former United defender Jaap Stam, whose Reading side he coaches was outclassed.Rooney set up Anthony Martial for 2-0 not long after he scored the opener.United, winning for the eighth consecutive game in all competitions, added two more in quick succession after the break through Marcus Rashford got his second after a mistake from goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi.PRESTON NORTH END 1 ARSENAL 2Arsenal preserved manager Arsene Wenger’s feat of never having lost a third-round match, but the Gunners did it the hard way.After their dramatic comeback from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 at Bournemouth in midweek, Arsenal started slow again as second-tier Preston fully deserved their halftime lead.But whatever words Wenger barked during the break, they had an immediate effect, with Ramsey rifling in an equaliser 50 seconds after the restart.Arsenal, 11-times FA Cup winners, six of which have come under Wenger’s long reign, dominated after that but had to wait until two minutes from time to seal victory through Giroud.EVERTON 1 LEICESTER 2A turgid first half at Goodison Park was followed by an entertaining second as Leicester showed the mettle that made them English champions last season.They fell behind to Romelu Lukaku’s goal on 53 minutes, but Musa’s equaliser was a rebound after he struck the post, and his second goal five minutes later was a fine finish after he played a one-two with Danny Drinkwater.WEST BROM 1
A judge has shortened the curfew time of a man charged with public order offences, telling the court he “will be home in time to say his Rosary in bed.”The court heard how Daniel Curran, Middle Dore, Bunbeg had pleaded guilty to offences at Magheraclogher in November 2009. He had been placed on curfew for the past six months and had not come to the attention of Gardai since.Garda Martin Gallagher told the court: “The defendant is struggling to find work and I think that this curfew has woken him up. I feel he has learned his lesson. He is really a decent young lad.”Judge Seamus Hughes said: “I am going to shorten your curfew and allow you to go out on a Saturday night until 3.30am on a Sunday morning. This will give you plenty of time to be back in your bed to say the Rosary.”He adjourned final sentencing until May 10th and said that if Curran stayed out of trouble he could expect a small fine.‘YOU’LL BE HOME IN TIME TO SAY THE ROSARY’ – JUDGE TELLS CURFEW MAN was last modified: February 15th, 2011 by gregShare 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)
Analog Devices announced the Power by Linear LTM4661, a low power step-up µModule regulator in a 6.25 x 6.25 x 2.42mm BGA package. Only a few capacitors and one resistor are required to complete the design, and the solution occupies less than 1cm² single-sided or 0.5cm² on double-sided PCBs. The LTM4661 incorporates a switching DC/DC controller, MOSFETs, inductors and supporting components. The LTM4661 operates from a 1.8V to 5.5V input supply, and continues to operate down to 0.7V after start-up. The output voltage can be set by a single resistor ranging from 2.5V to 15V. The combination of the small, thin package and wide input and output voltage range is ideal for a wide range of applications including optical modules, battery-powered equipment, battery-based backup systems, bias voltage for power amps or laser diodes and small DC motors.The LTM4661 can deliver 4A continuously under 3.3VIN to 5VOUT, and 0.7A continuously under 3.3VIN to 12VOUT. The LTM4661 employs synchronous rectification, which delivers as high as 92% conversion efficiency (3.3VIN to 5VOUT). The switching frequency is 1MHz, and can also be synchronized to an external clock ranging from 500kHz to 1.5MHz. The LTM4661 1MHz switching frequency and dual phase single output architecture enable fast transient response to line and load changes and a significant reduction of output ripple voltage. The LTM4661 has three operation modes: Burst Mode® operation, forced continuous mode and external sync mode. The quiescent current in Burst Mode operation is only 25µA, which provides extended battery run time. For applications demanding the lowest possible noise operation, the forced continuous mode or external sync mode minimize possible interference of switching noise. The LTM4661 features an output disconnect during shutdown and inrush current limit at start-up. Fault protection features include short-circuit, overvoltage and overtemperature protection. The LTM4661 operates from –40 to 125℃ operating temperature.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous ARBOR supplies IoT connected medical computing solutionsNext MicroEJ and Software Imaging announce strategic partnership in Asia
Swedish cable operator Com Hem has unveiled plans to raise about SEK5.5 billion (€610 million) through an IPO on the Stockholm stock exchange.Com Hem said the goal of the offering is to reduce the company’s debt levels and provide additional financial flexibility. The company aims to reduce its net leverage to about 4.15 times underlying EBITDA as of June 30, with a target of getting the ration down to between 3.5 and 4 times EBITDA in the medium term.Com Hem’s announcement follows a Bloomberg report last week that it was in advanced stages of planning an IPO. The company was first reported to be in talks with its owner, London-based private-equity firm BC Partners, about a possible listing back in January.The operator has highlighted its strong fundamentals, with a 39% share of Swedish homes connected to its network and a 61% share of digital TV subscribers within its footprint. It is also the number one broadband provider in its footprint with a 44% share and the number two broadband provider nationally. The company posted net sales of SEK4.448 billion last year with underlying EBITDA of SEK2.2 billion.The share issue will primarily consist of a new ordinary shares issue, although BC Partners may sell some of the shares in Com Hem held by its local holding company NorCell.JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Nordea are acting as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, while Carnegie is acting as a joint bookrunner and Rothschild is financial advisor.““We have in the past few years made significant investments in the network, new products and the operations, which will enable us to fully capture the potential of this company,” said Com Hem CEO Anders Nilsson.“Com Hem has the fastest broadband offering in 80 percent of our cable footprint, last year we launched the leading digital TV offering with TiVo in Sweden and we have made an accelerated entry into the B2B segment through the acquisition of Phonera Företag this year.”Nikos Stathopoulos, managing partner at BC Partners said: “Becoming a public company is a natural next step for Com Hem as it will broaden its shareholder base, provide financial flexibility by reducing leverage and enhance the company’s growth prospects. We will continue to support Com Hem, its strong management team and staff and we welcome new shareholders to take part in the future development of Com Hem.”
Sky has announced a major new commitment to developing virtual reality content, including the creation of a virtual reality studio and the release of its first VR content tomorrow.Sky VR Studio’s first two films, shot during Formula 1 testing in Barcelona, which will transport viewers to the pit lane, into the team garages, and out onto the track, will be released tomorrow.The two F1 VR experiences, which were produced in conjunction with Formula One Management and Williams Martini Racing, will be made available via the Facebook 360 Video platform. The full VR experience will also be available on the Oculus platform, and viewable on the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift headsets.Sky said it would look to distribute virtual reality content through a dedicated Sky VR app later this year.The pay TV broadcaster said that over the coming year, its VR studio will create more than 20 individual film spanning cultural and sporting events.The VR team is headed by executive producer Neil Graham, who will be joined by award-winning VR director Richard Nockles, who directed Sky VR Studio’s F1 film, and is behind a wide range of VR projects for a number of global brands, according to Sky.VR content to be created by the unit will include a film on heavyweight boxing, taking viewers inside the ring as Anthony Joshua bids for a world title and a film about Team Sky’s preparation for the Tour de France.“The Sky VR Studio allows us to add a new dimension to storytelling, taking viewers to extraordinary places and offering a unique perspective on a whole host of events. The development of VR technology is moving at an incredible pace and excitement is building about its potential. Our expertise across a wide range of video content, from original drama to live sport, gives us a unique ability to bring VR to life for customers. This is just the start and we’re looking forward to creating more amazing VR content and exploring the possibilities with our tech and content partners,” said Gary Davey, managing director, content at Sky.