Campagnolo Launches U.S. 11-Speed Demo Tour

first_imgPRESS RELEASE: ?After two years, the 11-speed revolution has evolved always maintaining the same objective: achieving ever better performances.The team of professional racers and enthusiasts who over the last two years have been riding 11-speed groupsets, and the great work carried out by Campy Tech Lab™ engineers has enabled us, to raise the bar and reach another goal: Improving products that already represent a benchmark on the market.Revolution11 is the result of technical refinements that have led the 11-speed drivetrains to obtain shifting performances like never before and lose weight, thanks to special materials and innovative technical solutions.Campagnolo wants to be even closer to enthusiasts and to the Campagnolo Proshop network. Aware of the fact that the only way to appreciate the quality and authenticity of Campagnolo’s products is to try them in store, Campagnolo has decided to launch the Revolution 11 Test Tour.The US Revolution 11 Test Tour had his first stage on October 9th in Encinitas, California: it will be a series of road shows held in Campagnolo’s best Pro-shops. By going to their nearest participating Pro-shop, enthusiasts will find bicycles fitted with Campagnolo’s brand new groupsets and will be able to test theiroutstanding performance themselves. Those participating in the test will receive a free Revolution11 T-shirt.Click here for dates and locations.last_img read more

Study finds being poor places heavy burden on mental capacity

first_imgThe Globe and Mail: Poverty is like a tax on the brain, a team of researchers has reported, because it imposes a measurable burden on the mental capacity of those who must struggle with it day after day.The result, part of a study of cognitive reasoning across income groups, may explain why low-income people seem to have a harder time with certain tasks that require focus or planning and appear to make decisions that work against their best interests. It also suggests that policies and programs designed to help the poor improve their lot may not be successful if they do not take into account how much brain power is used simply in the act of trying to get by with scarce resources.…“If you’re dealing with having to pay the rent or face eviction, you don’t have the mental luxury of saying: ‘I’ll deal with that tomorrow,” said team member Eldar Shafir, a behavioral economist at Princeton University.Dr. Shafir, whose work is supported by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, is co-author of a new book that explores the theory of mental bandwidth called Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much.In a separate perspective piece in Science, Kathleen Vohs, a psychologist at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis who was not involved with the study, called the work “eye-opening.” Observing that “the lives of poor people are filled with land mines of desire, trade-offs and self-control dilemmas,” she said governments and organizations need to recognize the drain on mental reserves when imposing administrative tasks on low-income groups. That could mean designing better application forms, or making banking and other financial transactions more automated to help reduce mental overload.Read the whole story: The Globe and Mail More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Argos Open 2010 With Comfort Inn-vitational Sweep

first_imgArgos Open 2010 With Comfort Inn-vitational Sweep Lindsay Homme tallied 20 kills on the day (Photo by Jim Hogue) Sharecenter_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida volleyball team opened their 2010 campaign with a bang Friday, downing Southern Indiana and Eckerd in the opening two matches of the 2010 Comfort Inn-vitational. Head Coach Melissa Wolter’s squad rallied to down USI by a 3-1 count before dispatching Eckerd in the nightcap, 3-0.MATCH #1 – WEST FLORIDA 3, SOUTHERN INDIANA 1 (21-25, 25-17, 25-14, 25-15)A mix of game-tested veterans and fresh blood paced the way for the Argonauts (2-0) in the opener, as UWF rallied for a win after dropping their first set of the season. Returning sophomore Lindsay Homme led all players with 15 kills, while transfers Chandler Carney and Katie Johnson added 11 and 10 kills respectively in their first match as Argos. Johnson also added 13 digs to notch a double-double.UWF struggled to recover after dropping seven of the match’s first eight points. Three straight kills from Homme knotted the set up at 13-13, but a blistering USI attack ultimately doomed the Argos in the opening frame. The Eagles hit.300 in the first stanza, which they won by a 25-21 count.The second set was a back-and-forth affair for the first dozen points, until another Homme kill put UWF ahead, 7-5. The monster attack set off a 15-7 run for the Argonauts that put them comfortably ahead. Another fresh face, Molly Pearce capped the set with her first career kill, giving the Argos a 25-17 victory.West Florida assumed control of the match with a dominating 25-14 third-set win. After an attack error by Mailande Parker tied the set up at 9 apiece, UWF rattled off a set-ending 16-5 run. After a pair of aces by newcomer Anna Stoecklein put the Argos on the brink, Homme put the set to rest with yet another kill.The final set was nearly as easy as the third, with Wolter’s squad coasting to a 25-15 win. An 8-1 spurt, capped off by another Homme kill, put UWF up, 21-12, and Parker ended the match with her ninth and final kill of the afternoon.Carney and Johnson weren’t the only players to shine in their Argo debut. Stoecklein led all players with 24 digs, while Pierce added 19 assists. UWF’s hitting percentage improved in each set, resting on a .221 mark. The Eagles hit .156 for the match, struggling to regain the form they showed in the opening period.Brittani Oliver led Southern Indiana with 16 kills, while Danielle LaGrange tacked on 14 kills and 10 digs.MATCH #2 – WEST FLORIDA 3, ECKERD 0 (25-16, 25-11, 25-18)West Florida’s first match of the day was a struggle at times, but the finale was a breeze, as UWF cruised to a three-set win. Johnson paced the squad with 10 kills; as a team, the Argonauts hit .376.A persistent blocking effort led UWF to a 25-16 win in the opening set. Homme and Jamie Nichols combined for three block assists, while Carney added a solo block of her own. The home side hit .276 for the set, led by Carney’s three kills. Eckerd, on the other hand, hit at a -.034 clip.The Argonauts controlled the second set with little resistance. UWF hit a sterling .500 for the set, and twice reeled off six consecutive points. Nichols smashed five kills in the set, while Carney wrapped up the frame with her first ace as an Argonaut.Eckerd mounted a charge in the third set, building a 10-4 edge, but the Argonauts whittled the deficit down and ended the match with their first sweep of the season. A Johnson kill sent the home fans to the house smiling, as UWF improved to 2-0 on the season.Nichols added nine kills on the evening, while Tricia Tirabassi collected a match-high 16 assists. Johnson totaled 10 digs for her second double-double in as many matches.Eckerd’s Alex Laton led the visitors with seven kills. The Tritons hit just .083 for the contest.UWF concludes the 2010 Comfort Inn-vitational on Saturday when they host Missouri-St. Louis. The match starts at 5:30 p.m.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more