City of Farmington Hills hires new finance director

first_img jonihubred Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Finance Director Tom Skrobola (City of Farmington Hills)Chelsea resident Thomas Skrobola has been selected to serve as the City of Farmington Hills’ new Finance Director, replacing Steve Barr, who held the position for three years.Skrobola previously served as the Finance Director for the City of Toledo, as a Property Tax Manager for the City of Detroit, as the Director of Management Services/Chief Financial Officer for the City of Kalamazoo, as the Finance Director/Treasurer for the City of Rochester, and as the Village Manager for Cassopolis, Michigan. In addition, he has held positions including President, Committee Chair, and Treasurer during more than 14 years of membership with the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association.He holds a Master’s Degree and a Bachelor’s Degree, both in Public Administration from Eastern Michigan University.Skrobola began his new role on June 15. He and his wife, Isa, have 12 children, Francisco and Rafael are seniors at the University of Michigan, and Teresa, Rosa, Lucia, Tommy, Miguel, Jacinta, Gabriel, Andrew, Stephen, and Elena are homeschooled. Reported bylast_img read more

Quantenna and MediaTek Partner to on 802.11ac MU-MIMO Interoperability

first_imgQuantenna Communications has announced that it has achieved 802.11ac Multi-User Multiple-Input-and-Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO) Interoperability in cooperation with MediaTek. The companies have been working closely together on product interoperability testing and are showing how MU-MIMO improves user experience while optimizing network efficiency to conserve precious spectrum resources. Quantenna is an innovator of ultra-high performance 802.11ac and 802.11n Wi-Fi semiconductor solutions that establish benchmarks for speed, range, efficiency and reliability.The full potential of today’s MIMO access points is not being realized due to the dominance of simple mobile devices and challenging channel conditions. MU-MIMO allows concurrent transmissions from massive/high order MIMO access points to multiple lower order clients like single antenna mobile devices, spectral efficiency and network performance can both be significantly increased. The improvements in spectral efficiency result in higher performance in the same channels.“We are delighted to see our collaboration with MediaTek result in the delivery of this key industry milestone of 802.11ac MU-MIMO interoperability,” said Sam Heidari, CEO of Quantenna Communications. “A true ecosystem requires multiple vendors and we are pleased to be working closely with MediaTek. MU-MIMO is the revolutionary feature of 802.11ac, just as MIMO was to 802.11n. Wireless traffic is growing exponentially, primarily driven by streaming video services and applications. Serving this growth while improving performance must be done with the maximum spectral efficiency.”“We believe that MU-MIMO is an important technology for enhanced performance in response to the more populous multi-client environment and growing number of devices at home,” said SR Tsai, general manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Connectivity and Networking Business Unit. ”Interoperability is a critical step to bring the true value of MU-MIMO to our customers. MediaTek has shipped billions of wireless chipsets, and thus we understand and appreciate industry partnership that gives our customers the best wireless experience. We are excited to announce our cooperation with Quantenna to create a true multi-vendor 802.11ac MU-MIMO ecosystem.”You can visit Quantenna at IBC 2014 in RAI Amsterdam from September 11-15, 2014, Hall 13 MS 36.About Quantenna Communications, Inc.Quantenna is a global leader and innovator of ultra-high performance 802.11ac and 802.11n Wi-Fi semiconductor solutions that establish benchmarks for speed, range, efficiency and reliability. Quantenna pioneered the delivery of seamless multimedia video and data anywhere indoors and outdoors. Named “The Next Big Thing” by the Wall Street Journal, Quantenna has shipped millions of its Wi-Fi chipsets being deployed by major retail, telecom, cable and satellite service providers and operators worldwide including AT&T, DIRECTV, Bell Canada, Swisscom, Telefonica, Orange and Belgacom. Quantenna is headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices worldwide.last_img read more

Ginebra clips Bolts in Iloilo showdown

first_img[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Ginebra clips Bolts in Iloilo showdown ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=’custom’ color=’#0a0a0a’]Monday, January 16, 2017[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=” font_color=’custom’ color=’#0a0a0a’]ILOILO City – The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings renewed its victory over the Meralco Bolts with an 83-72 win in the 2016-2017 Oppo PBA Philippine Cup on Saturday night at the University of San Agustin Gymnasium.Joe Devance, who joined the league’s 5,000 points club, led the way with 19 hits and six rebounds for the Kings, which tied the Blackwater Elite and Phoenix Fuel Masters with a 4-4 win-loss slate.LA Tenorio chipped in 18 markers, while Japeth Aguilar contributed double-double 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Kings, which faced the Bolts for the first time since their PBA Governor’s Cup finals encounter.The Kings opened the match with a 5-0 lead behind Tenorio, but the Bolts quickly turned things around to snatch a 23-13 advantage on back-to-back conversions by Joseph Yeo.The Kings opened the second frame with a 14-3 scoring run behind Tenorio, Aguilar and Devance to snatch a 28-26 edge. The Kings widened the lead to 39-32 but the Bolts scored eight unanswered points to surge ahead at halftime, 40-39.The Kings waxed hot early in the third frame behind Devance and Mark Caguioa for a 56-48 advantage on a reverse basket by Kevin Ferrer. The Bolts then leaned on Chris Newsome to cut the deficit to 56-52.However, the Kings went on another scoring run in the final frame for a 71-68 lead on six straight points by Devance. The Bolts cut it to single digits but the Kings responded with back-to-back hits from Aguilar for its largest lead at 79-65.Negrense Reynel Hugnatan top-scored with 18 points, while Newsome and Baser Amer added 11 markers apiece for the Bolts, which has been eliminated from the quarterfinals race with its 2-7 record./PNlast_img read more

UWF Baseball On Short End of Slugfest With #3 Florida Southern

first_imgUWF Baseball On Short End of Slugfest With #3 Florida Southern Share Feb. 9, 2008 Box Score  LAKELAND, Fla. – The West Florida offense is alive, but the Florida Southern power hitters outslugged the Argos. After losing 7-5 Friday night, when the Mocs rallied in the eighth inning for the win, the Argos slugged it out with Florida Southern in the first game of Saturday’s double header. The game was tied 7-7 after four innings, and the Argos were down just 11-10 with the go-ahead runner on base in the top of the seventh, only to see Florida Southern put the game away with six runs in the bottom of the eighth, to win 17-11.In the first two games of the series, West Florida scored 16 runs on 22 hits, but it still wasn’t enough. Scott Beckwith and Jon Reed both homered for the Argos in the first game on Saturday; however, the Mocs blasted four homers themselves. Beckwith had two hits, two runs, and two RBI’s, while Brandon Brewer scored three runs for West Florida. Craig Westcott added two runs batted in, while Greg Pron had two hits and two runs scored.The Argos scored five runs in the second inning, and followed that up with a single run in the third and fourth innings, and led 7-6 going into the bottom of the fourth. Meanwhile, the Mocs scored at least one run in each of the first five innings, and broke a 7-7 tie with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Scott Beckwith, Kevin Mierzwinski, Steven Bingert, and Jackson Woodard put together four consecutive singles, which in combination with three Florida Southern errors led to the five run inning.Scott Beckwith homered in the third inning, and then after Florida Southern took the lead, Brandon Brewer started another UWF rally with a lead off double in the eighth, and scored on a Craig Westcott single. However, the Argos would only get one more run, with that coming on a Jon Reed HomeRun in the ninth inning, but that followed a six run eighth inning by the Mocs.In the first game of a doubleheader, starter Kyle Ramsey took the loss and dropped to 1-1 on the season. Despite two strong offensive outputs, West Florida dropped to 2-3 on the season, while the highly ranked Mocs improved to 3-3 on the young season. The Argos try to avoid a sweep by Florida Southern in the second game of the scheduled doubleheader. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Rio Olympics 2016: Neymar’s Brazil held to 0-0 draw by minnows Iraq

first_imgHost nation Brazil are still searching for their opening win of the Rio 2016 men’s football competition after an embarrassing 0-0 draw against Iraq.Led by Barcelona forward Neymar, Brazil could not find a way past their stubborn Group A rivals in Brasilia.It is their second goalless draw of the tournament after another blank against South Africa on Thursday.Elsewhere, Germany drew 3-3 with South Korea thanks to an injury-time free-kick from Arsenal’s Serge Gnabrlast_img

HS Hockey: Aurora Greenmen Rally From Down 3-1; Top Parma Redmen 5-4

first_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Related TopicsAurora GreenmenParma Redmen The Aurora Greenmen earned their most impressive won of the 2018-19 season on Sunday, topping the now previously unbeaten Parma Redmen 5-4 at The Pond.Aurora, after leading the game 1-0 after one period, found themselves trailing down 3-1 before they rallied to outscore Parma 4-1 to win the contest. The win puts Aurora at 5-3 in GCHSHL Blue North Division play this season, 9-7-0 overall. Parma falls to 7-1 in league play, 17-3 overall in the 2018-19 campaign.Cameron Mullin got the scoring going, as he gave the Greenmen a 1-0 lead, the score they lead the game after one period. Parma then went on a scoring spree, as they went up 3-1 scoring three times in the second period. Nathan Funk then got the Greenmen back to 3-2 with a goal, before Parma scored again to end the second period up 4-2.Mullin scored his second goal of the evening to make it a 4-3 game with eight minutes left to play.Four minutes later Patrick Murray tied the game up at four apiece, and then forward Mike Mancine scored the game-winner with two minutes left to play.Adam Sandi, Matt Piech, Robbie Gudin and Matt Higginbotham all collected goals for the Redmen in the setback. Jordan Smith picked up the win in net for the Greenmen, stopping 34 of 38 shots in the win.Colin Pinson saved 20 of 25 shots for the Redmen in the loss.Parma will look to get back on track as they will play in Mentor against NDCL on Friday at 8:30pm. Aurora will look to follow up their big win against Brecksville on Friday night at 8:50pm at The Pond. We are back 5-4 Aurora 2 minutes to go. Mancine finds the net! pic.twitter.com/i4k1fRCFbb— Aurora Athletics (@auroraathletics) January 7, 2019center_img Matt Loedelast_img read more

Clarke grabs share

first_imgWith accurate drives and iron play, Clarke hit all the greens in regulation and his deft putting touch gave him birdies at Nos. 3, 6, 8 and 9 in a front-nine 32. The defending champion went on to birdie the 12th, 16th and 18th to draw even with overnight leader Kase, who had a 70 after a pair of 66s.Kase, who is aiming for his fourth career title, three-putted for a bogey on the second and fifth holes but bounced back to card four birdies to cling to the top of the leaderboard.Mitsuhiro Tateyama fired a 66 and climbed into third at 11-under 205, followed by Fijian Dinesh Chand (68) and Steven Conran of Australia (69) in a tie for fourth at 207.Six players stand another stroke back. GOTEMBA, Shizuoka Pref. (Kyodo) Darren Clarke moved back into a share of the lead with tour veteran Hideki Kase after shooting a 7-under-par 65 in the third round of the Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters on Saturday.First-round joint leader Clarke made seven birdies, including two in the final three holes, in a blemish-free round on the Taiheiyo Club’s Gotemba Course as the Northern Irish player moved to 14-under 202 a day after a second-round 71 dropped him five shots off the pace. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Players worried clubs ‘bleeding cash’

first_imgRugby Union Rugby World Cup winner Francois Louw says players are worried about their futures with “clubs bleeding clash”. Louw won the World Cup with the Springboks, but is set to retire at the end of the season after nine years at English club Bath. The 34-year-old said players were suffering from uncertainty since rugby was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “Rugby players are masters of disguise,’’ he told the Daily Mail. ‘In the heat of the moment when you’re looking at someone square in the eyes, there’s no emotion, but inside you’re screaming with pain and fatigue. It’s something you have to master and players do it off the field, too.’’ Louw said players would need sound advice about how to get through the pandemic. “There are talks of permanent 25 per cent salary reductions in the Premiership, some clubs are calling for 50 per cent. Stephen Lansdown at Bristol is the only one saying it should never happen. Good on him but if you understand a club’s cash-flow you see they’re bleeding on a daily basis. ‘It then gets put on to the players. From a player’s perspective, you want full pay but there is context. Clubs are bleeding money. That’s not a secret. The majority of money comes through ticket sales, sponsors and BT TV rights. Clubs are having to pay back TV money and season-ticket holders through the Consumer Rights Protection Act. “That’s money that suddenly isn’t there but wage bills and expenses still are.’’ Louw said despite their worries, players were “staying fit and positive so that, when the day comes when they can return to training, they are ready.’’ Meanwhile, Northampton Saints’ director of coaching Chris Boyd told The Rugby Paper that players who had recently signed two or three-year contracts with English Premiership clubs, and “have set themselves up are in the best positions’’. The New Zealander said he “would hate to think what situation the (English) Premiership might have been in’’ without the CVC private equity firm buying 27 per cent of the competition. “Without that increased cashflow it might have been a very different situation, but whether that means the Premiership is still a high-demand place to go, which it has been, will be interesting to see.’’ – Stufflast_img read more

Chelsea up to third after beating Watford

first_imgSee also:Chelsea v Watford player ratingsChelsea ‘mentally tired’, says Sarri Chelsea: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Luiz (Cahill 89), Christensen, Alonso, Kante (Loftus-Cheek 11), Jorginho, Kovacic, Hazard, Higuain (Giroud 80), Pedro.Subs not used: Caballero, Barkley, Zappacosta, Willian. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Chelsea 3 Watford 0Three second-half goals at Stamford Bridge took Chelsea to third in the table and their qualification for next season’s  Champions League was later confirmed by results elsewhere.Ruben Loftus-Cheek, on for the injured N’Golo Kante, headed home Eden Hazard’s cross three minutes after the break.David Luiz doubled the lead a couple of minutes later by heading in Pedro’s cross.AdChoices广告Gonzalo Higuain capped the victory with 15 minutes remaining, chipping keeper Ben Foster after drifting away from Craig Cathcart to collect Pedro’s ball in behind the Watford defender.And draws for Manchester United and Arsenal mean Chelsea are sure of a top-four finish.Embed from Getty Imagescenter_img Kante limped off during a poor first half for Chelsea, who were fortunate not to be behind at the interval.The Frenchman’s 10th-minute injury came after shortly Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga produced a brilliant save to claw away a header from Troy Deeney.Chelsea were better after the interval and Foster produced fine saves to keep out strikes from Pedro and Higuain before the latter netted his second goal in three games and fifth since arriving at the Bridge.Gary Cahill, overlooked for most of the season and set to leave Chelsea this summer, was given a hero’s reception by the home crowd when he was brought on for the final few minutes. Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more