Submissions open for Triathlon Business International (TBI) Awards Celebration

first_imgTriathlon Business International (TBI), the industry organization dedicated to promoting the sport and the business of triathlon, has announced it is now taking submissions for the best published triathlon article and photo of the year, and best event and product video of the year.Article and photo publication may be in a printed periodical, book, newsletter or an online outlet. The event/product videos can be used for any purpose, but submittals may not be longer than two minutes.With submissions due by 28 December 2016, winners will be recognized at the Triathlon Business International Awards Celebration taking place at the 7th annual Triathlon Business International Conference in Dallas, Texas on 22-24 January 2017. The winning photo will be used in the 2018 Conference promotional artwork.Best Triathlon Article and Photo Selection Criteria:Triathlon article or photo must be published and have appeared in a print or online media outlet in the 2016 calendar year.Individual writers and photographers may self-submit as long as the article/photo was published.Publications may submit an article or photo on behalf of the author(s) or photographer(s). Proof of publication must be provided with the article. A PDF of the article must also be submitted. If the article has been published on line, a link to the article must be included.Publications may enter multiple submissions, but only three submissions are allowed per author or photographer. If a writer is also a photographer (or vice versa), he/she may submit no more than three articles and three photos.Submissions must include the name, email address and phone number of the author or photographer.Best Triathlon Event and Product Videos Criteria (separate categories):Must be about a triathlon-related event or product.Can be used for any purpose, but the purpose must be included in the submittal email (e.g., pre-event promotion, post-event promo, product launch, product testimonial).Submitted videos cannot be longer than 2 minutes.Submissions must include the submitter’s name, email address, and event/product name.Nominations close on Wednesday 28 December 2016. The best article and best photo will be selected from nominations by the voting panel consisting of Triathlon Business International board members and stakeholders, and media professionals outside the triathlon industry.All submissions should be sent to feedback[at] for the 7th annual TBI event opens at US$595 for current TBI members and US$695 for non-members. Registration includes all sessions, meals, networking events and one ticket to the Ron Smith Awards celebration. Once registered for the TBI Conference, delegates can register for the USA Triathlon Symposium at a 25% discount. Special conference hotel rates at the Fairmont Dallas are available through 7 January 2017.Keynote speakers and conference sessions and workshops will be announced over the coming weeks.Registration rates for the 2017 Annual TBI Conference presented by ACTIVE Network:11 October to 9 December 2016: US$595 members (member number required / US$695 non members)10 December to 10 January 2017: US$695 for members / US$795 non-members11 January and after: US$795 for members / US$895 non membersRegistration fees include all sessions, breakfast, lunches and a ticket to the Ron Smith Awards Celebration. The Ron Smith Awards Celebration reception and dinner on Monday night includes the announcement of the Ron Smith Award winner, the Steve Hed Award winner; the media awards, and others. Special conference room rates are available at the conference host hotel the Fairmont Dallas.Companies interested in conference sponsorship or Expo space should contact feedback@triathlonbusinessintl.comSponsors of the 2017 TBI Conference include ACTIVE Network, the Dallas Sports Commission, Headsweats, Endurance Sportswire, and Bicycle Retailer and Industry News (BRAIN). TBI Corporate Partners are Ashworth Awards, MPA Event Graphics and FinisherPix.Conference details and online registration are available Relatedlast_img read more

Simple: In name only

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by. Ron ShevlinCongrats to the Simple team on their sale to BBVA.But truth be told, I never was a big fan of what they were doing. Maybe that’s too strong a statement. It’s not that I wasn’t a “fan,” it’s that I didn’t buy into all the hype, all the talk about the NeoBank being “disruptive.” Selling out to a big bank for $117 million doesn’t exactly strike me as qualifying as a banking industry disruptor.Coming on the heels of Facebook’s $19 (or 17) billion acquisition of WhatsApp, the Simple acquisition immediately drew comparisons of what the acquisition cost per customer was to the acquiring company.Understandable, but completely misguided.Cost per customer is a totally useless metric without taking into consideration: 1) Current revenue per customer; and 2) Future potential revenue per customer.WhatsApp’s main revenue source is an annual subscription fee of $1 (after one free year of use). I’m not even sure if Simple charges a monthly fee to its customers, or if it relies on interchange fees for revenue.In any case, Facebook has its own ideas for how they will further monetize the WhatsApp user base, and I have no idea what those ideas are, nor do I care. continue reading »last_img read more

Sundt Breaks Ground On $25M ASU Student Recreation Center

first_imgSundt Construction broke ground this week on a 64,283 SF addition to the Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA that will be used by students from Arizona State University.The $25M ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus Recreation Center, also known as the Y@ASU, is one of four fitness centers across the university system that students voted to fund with an increase to their recreation fees. Sundt’s contract for the project is $19.2M.Presently, students from ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus use the recreation and fitness amenities at the YMCA, which will adjoin the new building at ground level. Features of the new five-story facility include a large gymnasium, a weight room, an indoor track, multi-purpose space, locker rooms and a rooftop leisure pool.In addition, Exercise Nutrition & Wellness, an academic program, will be housed at the center, located just south of the YMCA at 350 N. First Ave. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2013.“By the time ASU Downtown students return for school next fall, they will be able to exercise and relax in a building that is as beautiful as it is functional,” said Ryan Abbott of Sundt.The new recreation center will be equipped with numerous energy-saving features, including a variable refrigerant flow air system, and natural day-lighting balanced with solar-heat shading. Gabor Lorant Architects of Phoenix has designed the building to achieve LEED Silver certification.Sundt’s other current university projects include ASU’s ISTB-4 building on the main campus, the University of Arizona’s Health Science Education Building in downtown Phoenix, expansion of California Polytechnic State University’s (Cal Poly) recreation center in San Luis Obispo, Calif., and renovation of San Jose University’s historic Spartan Complex.last_img read more

WHO, OIE downplay importance of new H5N1 variant

first_imgAug 31, 2011 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) took pains today to downplay the significance of a new H5N1 avian influenza variant that another major international organization warned about this week.In an Aug 29 statement, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said a new H5N1 strain called clade had emerged recently in Vietnam and China and that existing poultry vaccines were ineffective against it. The statement also cited recent increases in H5N1 bird outbreaks and warned about a possible major resurgence of the virus.The WHO said today that its Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System recognized the H5N1 variant in February. “Based on available information, this evolution of the H5N1 virus poses no increased risk to public health,” the WHO statement said. “It is not considered unusual because influenza viruses are constantly evolving, especially in areas where they circulate regularly in poultry.”The agency further said clade does not change the public health implications of H5N1 viruses, given the available information. “Human cases of H5N1 infection remain rare and sporadic events, occurring mostly in areas where H5N1 viruses circulate regularly in poultry,” the statement said.The OIE made similar points in a statement today. It said the emergence of clade is a result of minor genetic changes that typify the natural evolution of the virus.”This is not immediate cause for alert but, as with the emergence of any new strain, reinforces the need for sustained monitoring of viruses in animal populations so that changes in viruses circulating in the field are detected at an earliest stage and that most appropriate disease control strategies are chosen to best protect animal and public health, the OIE said.The agency also commented that avian flu vaccines, like human flu vaccines, need to be tested regularly to see if they are effective against the viruses in circulation. The OIE reference laboratory in Harbin, China, has developed a vaccine that, in trials, has protected poultry from clade, the statement said. Once available for field use, the vaccine will be employed in countries where the new variant has been identified.”Registration and manufacturing of a poultry vaccine with the new seed strain is in progress,” the OIE said.Meanwhile, a clade virus caused the illness of a 59-year-old Hong Kong woman who contracted an H5N1 infection last November, probably while traveling in mainland China, according to a report today by The Standard, a Hong Kong newspaper. The story cited Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP) as the source of the information.Hong Kong health officials said at the time that the virus in the woman’s case belonged to clade 2.3.2. She recovered from her illness, according to online information from the CHP.See also: Aug 31 WHO statementAug 31 OIE statementAug 29 CIDRAP News story on FAO statementNov 18, 2010, CIDRAP News item on case in Hong Kong womanCHP report noting recovery of Hong Kong womanlast_img read more

Obituary: Kathleen Rose Hoverson April 12, 1923 – Sept. 29, 2020

first_imgKATHLEEN ROSE HOVERSON April 12, 1923 – Sept. 29, 2020Kathleen Rose Hoverson died peacefully on September 29, 2020 surrounded by her family in Los Alamos, NM.She was preceded in death by husband Bruce Hoverson, parents Dennis and Freda Hartnett and brothers Carl and Dennis Hartnett.She is survived by her children Susan (Michael) of Batavia, NY – David (Lindy) of Santa Fe, NM – and Mark of Los Alamos, NM.She is also survived by grandchildren, Sara (Mike)Glynn, Katie (Mark)Weber and Erin Hoverson (Anthony DiLisio), as well as great grandchildren Addison and Ian Glynn and nieces Jody, Leslie, Vicky and nephew Scott.Kathleen was born in Beloit, WI on April 12, 1923. After graduating HS, Kathleen worked at Fairbanks Morse as a design engineer trainee. It was there she met her future husband Bruce. They were married on August 28, 1948. The next day they moved to NM, living in Albuquerque for a short time before moving to Los Alamos. Kathleen, one of the original members of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, was involved in many church activities until the time of her death. Kathleen was also highly involved in the Los Alamos community – little theater, choral society, and as an avid tap dancer in her later years. She was active in garden club, quilting and was an aide at the White Rock elementary schools. In her work with the Los Alamos hospital she had various roles such as being a member of the auxiliary, working at the information desk and for many years was a member of a group who made teddy bears for children in the hospital. To honor Kathleen’s legacy, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society, MADD or charity of your choice in her memory.last_img read more

Praxair productivity award

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Terex makes deliveries

first_imgAertssen specialises in heavy lifting and transport and the crane will be used mainly in the oil and gas and construction sectors. The crane has a lifting capacity of 400 tonnes and a maximum load movement of 5,168 tonne-metres. Meanwhile, Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will supply New Zealand’s Napier Port with two Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbour cranes. The G HMK 6408 variant cranes have a lifting capacity of 100 tonnes, a 51 m radius, and a maximum hoisting speed of 120 m per minute.   Napier Port already operates a fleet of six TPS mobile harbour cranes and Garth Cowie, ceo of Napier Port, said: “With the two new cranes, we are improving the availability and application possibilities of our handling equipment.” read more

Marathon Indian market case draws to a close

first_imgUncertainty ruled today in a marathon Supreme Court of India hearing as final arguments were made in the six-year-old Bar Council of India (BCI) challenge against foreign lawyers working in India.In three days of substantive hearings in India’s highest court, counsel reiterated the bar council’s long-held stance against foreign lawyers flying to India – even if only to temporarily advise on non-Indian law transactions or to appear in international arbitrations.At the beginning of the week lawyers for a number of foreign law firms had begun by attacking the vague wording of the 1961 Advocates Act, which contains a restriction that law in India may be practised only by Indian nationals. Justice A.K. Goel even quizzed lawyers why foreign law firms should not simply be allowed to fly in and stay in India to advise on foreign law. But lawyers for foreign firms closed with pleas for the top court simply to protect the status quo.That was established by 2012’s Madras high court judgment in a case brought by local advocate A.K. Balaji against 31 foreign firms, which held that they would not be allowed to set up offices in India but would be allowed to fly in to advise their clients on transactional work (but not arbitrations), as long as they did not stay too long.Senior counsel Sajan Poovayya, for US firms White & Case LLP and Covington & Burling LLP, explained: ’Our position was very clear: as regards to fly-in and fly-out, we believe there is no regulatory prohibition… and that needs no interference.’That somewhat conservative position may have been keeping in mind the Indian government’s position: this case was pending in the Supreme Court from 2012 to last July when the government took the unusual step of asking for expedited hearings after it publicly advocated liberalisation of the Indian legal market, by legislation if necessary.Justices Goel and U.U. Lalit have now given the parties a week to make any further written submissions, after which they will begin writing their decision. This will take at least three weeks, or longer, predicted one lawyer with knowledge of the case, though he and two others interviewed were unwilling to predict the outcome.last_img read more

Costs settlement offer didn’t end at the door of the court, High Court rules

first_imgThe High Court has ruled that a costs settlement offer did not lapse when the detailed assessment had started – and the claimant was entitled to accept it mid-hearing.The defendant in MEF v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust had appealed an order from costs judge Master Rowley, arguing that the acceptance of the previous offer two-thirds of the way through the assessment was not valid.The case asked whether a ‘Calderbank’ offer to settle, without an express time limit, could be accepted once the relevant substantive hearing had begun. The defendant had offered to settle the claimant’s claim for costs at £440,000 around a month before the three-day detailed assessment.Just before the end of the second day, the claimant’s solicitors sent an email purporting to accept that offer. By that stage of the hearing, the court heard, the claimant stood to recover less than £440,000 if it ran to a conclusion.Mr Justice Morris concluded that offer remained open for acceptance during the hearing, and the claimant’s email had given rise to a contractually binding settlement of the detailed assessment proceedings.‘At the time that the offer is made and then at the door of the court, there remain incentives, respectively, to make and retain the offer, even if it is capable of acceptance in the course of the hearing,’ said the judge.‘It was always open to the defendant to put a time limit on the offer. Equally it was open to it to withdraw the offer at any time.’Lawyers for the defendant had submitted that keeping the offer open during the hearing provided a ‘perverse incentive’, where they ended up in a worse position than if the offer had not been made at all.The judge rejected that the continuation of the offer provided a ‘free hit’ for the claimant, and there remained incentives for both parties from retaining it. This was demonstrated by the offer not being withdrawn earlier on the second day of the hearing.The judge ruled that the claimant should pay the defendant’s costs of the detailed assessment, as outlined in the conditions of the offer to settle.last_img read more

Slovak strategy

first_imgZSSK Passenger has endorsed plans for the renewal of its obsolete rolling stock during 2006-09. The proposals envisage conversion of nine East German-built BRcm couchette/buffet cars dating from 1984 into Type WRRm restaurant cars, and modernisation of 14 Bc sleepers as Type B.A programme to modernise 64 Bmee second-class coaches to meet RIC standards for international operation is being developed, and ZSSK will call bids this year for the supply of three new 3 kV DC/25 kV 50Hz/15 kV 162/3Hz electric locomotives for use on EuroCity services from 2007-08.Modernisation of Class 810 railbuses as Class 812 will be completed by the end of this year, along with a programme of refurbishment of 20 inter-city coaches. nlast_img read more