Joe Gibbs Racing product and NASCAR Next driver Matt Tifft appears to be progressing in his recovery from brain surgery to remove a tumor, posting a photo on his Twitter account Monday showing him in full gear and in the cockpit of a race car — with the all-important thumbs-up. The team announced in June that the 20-year-old would undergo surgery for a low-grade glioma in the brain, which he did in early July. RELATED: Tifft has renewed passion after brain surgery Tifft tweeted an upbeat video following the surgery and updated his condition last month, addressing the media at Bristol Motor Speedway. After jumping in a go-kart on Sunday, Tifft tested a late model at Hickory Motor Speedway. He originally had planned to test last month, but confirmed to NASCAR.com that Monday’s test was his first action.
At the upcoming 2019 NewSpace Show being held in Monaco on October 17 & 18, W. L. Gore & Associates will be showcasing its latest portfolio of GORE Space Cables and Assemblies. Gore will also be a featured speaker at the show on October 17.Gore combines decades of traditional spaceflight program experience, materials expertise, and a deep understanding of appropriately scoped test processes to manufacture solutions for the NewSpace economy. The company now offers solutions that are qualified, cost-effective, and low-risk to meet demanding low earth orbit (LEO) and medium earth orbit (MEO) program schedules spanning 1 to 5 years.Cost-Effective, Low-Risk SolutionsPremiering at the show will be a variety of GORE Space Cables, including hook-up wires and high-speed data cables. They distribute high-voltage power up to 600 volts and transmit data up to 12 GB safely, continuously, and reliably in challenging environments. Gore’s high-speed data cables meet and even exceed standard protocols such as XAUI RapidIO, Ethernet Cat6a, USB and HDMI.Also on display will be GORE Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies that offer the smallest diameter sizes ranging from 1.2 mm (0.047 in) to 8.1 mm (0.320 in). They deliver high-quality signals with low loss, excellent phase stability, and outstanding shielding effectiveness at frequencies from DC to 40 GHz. Gore also offers a variety of connector options engineered to complement the performance of each assembly, minimizing loss and reflection for optimized signal transmission.GORE Space Cables and Assemblies offer extremely rugged options in small, low-mass, and flexible designs with proven performance in the most severe conditions. All of Gore’s high-performance solutions are qualified according to NASA EEE-INST-002 Level 2, ESA ECSS-Q-ST-60-13C Class 2, and Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6+.Navigate Wire & Cable Requirements At the show a Gore expert will share his industry knowledge and materials expertise to help attendees navigate wire and cable requirements for NewSpace missions. Show attendees can register online to request a one-on-one business meeting with GORE expert. Click here for more information about the company’s showcase of qualified GORE Space Cables and Assemblies.
Following reports that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) have disbursed $260,000 to all 24 countries who have qualified for the expanded 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) billed for Egypt in the summer, busybuddiesng.com has gathered reliable information that the said money has not been paid to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).The news, which has been circulating on online media since Wednesday, comes in the light of corruption allegations leveled against the current administration of the NFF led by Amaju Pinnick especially with regards to embezzlement of funds disbursed by FIFA and the Ministry of Youth and Sports which the President has vehemently denied.According to different sources, the aim of the advance payment is to help federations or associations with smaller budgets to meet the expenses of their preliminary preparations.However, CAF will deduct the money from the premiums to be received by each country at the end of the tournament.Busy Buddies sources confirm that the money has not been remitted to the NFF coffers and are yet to receive any information as regards any such payment.The premiums ranges between $4.5 million for the eventual champions and $475,000 for the teams that will be eliminated at the group stage.Other reports also indicate that the payment to the participating teams was approved by the CAF Executive Council before the draw for the continental showpiece in Cairo about a fortnight ago.Related