Abrahams is Australia’s long distance rowing world record holder and on December 2, 2013 he will take part in one of the world’s toughest nautical challenges.Adventure 4 a Cure – Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge Solo Row 2013 will see Abrahams attempt to row across 5,000 km (3,000 nautical miles) from San Sebastian De La Gomera in the Canary Islands across to English Harbour, Antigua to raise USD500,000 for disadvantaged children. In the process, Abrahams will have to overcome harsh weather conditions and be completed self-sufficient while at sea. Jason Roberts, director of Aurora Global Logistics, said: “Aurora is thrilled to be a part of Andrew’s quest to raise money for a very worthy cause and feels honoured to be a part of something so humbling and exciting. Aurora has become a key sponsor, as we felt it was a wonderful opportunity to see Andrew become the fastest Australian to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.”www.auroralogistics.com
INNOTRANS: Companies from Berlin and the Land of Brandenburg will be exhibiting together on a joint stand in Hall B of the CityCube building, with a combined display area of more than 1 200 m².‘At InnoTrans 2020 some 80 exhibitors from the capital Berlin and the Land of Brandenburg will be represented on the combined stand’, explains Dajana Pefestorff, Senior Manager International Business, at economic development agency Wirtschaftsförderung Land Brandenburg GmbH.‘The keen interest in the fair shows how important Berlin-Brandenburg is as a business location for transport technology. The stand will act as a showroom for the economic performance and innovative drive of companies from this region.‘Rail suppliers will be showcasing their expertise in rolling stock technology, infrastructure and operations, and seeking to establish partnerships both at home and abroad’.
Third Fiscal Quarter 2015 OutlookFor the third fiscal quarter of 2015, Skyworks anticipates revenue to be $800 million with gross margin of 48 percent, creating a new baseline of profitability and resulting in diluted earnings per share of $1.28 on a non-GAAP basis. Powered Sierra Wireless’ M2M modules for use in industrial applications Enabled Samsung’s Galaxy S6 platform with SkyOne® Ultra, switching and connectivity products Launched integrated Wi-Fi module for the leading video monitoring provider Secured multiple design wins for OnStar telematics platform in GM’s global fleet Ramped switching and connectivity solutions for Nexus 6 smartphones Gained high reliability analog content in public safety radios for Harris and Sepura Expanded diversity receive portfolio to support multiple device configurations Delivered Zigbee® front-end modules for Kwikset’s intelligent security products Captured over 20 sockets in a next-generation small cell LTE base station Introduced 802.11ac front-end solutions for Xiaomi’s latest home router platform Skyworks Solutions has reported second fiscal quarter results for the period ending April 3, 2015. Revenue for the second fiscal quarter was $762.1 million, up over 58 percent year-over-year and exceeding the Company’s original guidance of $750 million. On a non-GAAP basis, operating income for the second fiscal quarter of 2015 was $258.9 million, up 99 percent from $130.4 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share for the second fiscal quarter was $1.15, three cents better than guidance and up more than 85 percent from the $0.62 reported for the second fiscal quarter of 2014. On a GAAP basis, operating income for the second fiscal quarter of 2015 was $219.9 million and diluted earnings per share was $0.85.Q2 Business Highlights
Three South African players try to bring down Japan’s Amanaki Lelei Mafi during their game on Saturday. | KYODO “And then they asked do we want to see it again. It’s the patronization of Japanese rugby. They just say we are brave and do our best but can’t win. But I haven’t spent the last four years so we can be treated like a joke. We are not here to be a joke side, we are here to win games.”Japan’s sensational victory over two-time champion South Africa over the weekend gave Jones the win he craved and will ensure his side will no longer be regarded as a joke.The manner of the win will also ensure the words “Brave” and “Japan” continue to go hand in hand.Japan captain Michael Leitch’s decision to forego a kick at goal in the dying seconds that could have earned his side a draw had most Japanese fans in the stadium pulling their hair in disbelief.But his courage was vindicated when Karne Hesketh dived over minutes later to seal what many are saying is the greatest sporting upset ever.But Leitch’s fearlessness was nothing compared to the bravery shown by the man who provided the scoring pass.Back in December, Amanaki Lelei Mafi was lying in a hospital bed wondering if he would ever play rugby again after dislocating his hip.But he made a miraculous recovery, and 40 minutes of club rugby for NTT Communications Shining Arcs was enough to persuade Jones the big No. 8 was fit.Mafi marked his return to test match rugby with a last minute try as Japan pipped Georgia in its final warm-up game, before taking center stage when he came off the bench in the 45th minute on Saturday.Time and time again he caused problems for the Springboks with his power and pace, before a good handoff and a well-timed pass put Hesketh away for the “try heard around the world.”“Even when I had the serious injury I always stayed positive to do what I do and do the ‘Japan Way’, ” Mafi said following Sunday’s training session at Brighton College.When asked what the “Japan Way” meant to him, Mafi said: “We didn’t want to draw. If we lose we can lose. ‘Japan Way’ is all about playing for the win. That’s why we made the decision to go for the try and get the five points.”Mafi said the feeling when Hesketh scored was unlike anything he had experienced in his life.“I just sat down after the game, thanked God and thought how making the decision to play for Japan (instead of Tonga) was the best decision I ever made in my life.”Hesketh had high praise for the man who made the scoring pass.“He has raw talent, raw power and speed,” Hesketh said. “He is a huge prospect for Japanese rugby.” South Africa, Brave Blossoms, Eddie Jones, 2015 Rugby World Cup, Amanaki Lelei Mafi, Springbkos GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES RELATED PHOTOS KEYWORDS BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – Eddie Jones was not a happy man last week when Japan was formally welcomed to the Rugby World Cup.“They showed a history of Japan at the World Cup and it was terrible,” he said prior to the Brave Blossoms Pool B opener against South Africa. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5