Children Hurt in Connecticut Amusement Park Accident

first_imgNORWALK, Connecticut – Connecticut police say one adult and 12 children were taken to hospitals after an amusement ride malfunctioned at a fair, sending riders crashing into each other. (Sept. 9)last_img

‘Central torso architecture’ in new bib shorts concept from GORE Wear

first_imgGORE Wear is kicking off its 2019 Spring/Summer Collection with a completely new bib shorts concept. The design is called ‘central torso architecture’ and keeps the seat insert in the correct position, helping to ensure maximum comfort.The collection comprises three purpose-built bib shorts designs – one for competitive racers, one for cyclists who spend a long time in the saddle and one for hot weather conditions. The new shorts have been designed in collaboration with Olympic cycling champion Fabian Cancellara.Head of Design at GORE Wear, Clemens Deilmann, reportedly had the idea several years ago: ‘a bib short design that stems from the central torso and keeps the seat insert in the correct position no matter what.’ After much tweaking, the new cycle apparel offering is being unveiled with the international GORE Wear athletes and current Olympic champion Fabian Cancellara for the Spring/Summer 2019 season.GORE Wear’s new ‘central torso architecture’ builds the bib shorts’ design concept around the seat insert. In common constructions the seat insert is usually applied to an engineered bib short ‘shell’. When riding, GORE Wear adds that bib short straps exert multi-directional tension on the seat insert and the stretchy fabric of the bib short.The company claims that, with ‘central torso architecture… everything revolves around the seat insert and how it is connected to the body and the bib shorts.’ This design keeps the seat insert in position – and thus provides a stable but sensitive connection between rider and bike.What all the seat inserts also have in common is the ergonomically shaped and patented GORE WINDSTOPPER Cup. This is ‘breathable in summer to prevent overheating while being preventative from wind and over-cooling.’ Related GORE Wear adds that the use of elastic stretch materials also enables range of motion for a rider’s legs while simultaneously helping to eliminate most of the usual seams thanks to clever pre-formed cuts. The wide, seamless shoulder straps and the silicone thigh cuffs put the finishing touch to the fit.Fabian Cancellara, current Olympic champion and GORE Wear ambassador, was involved in the development at an early stage, especially when it came to the fit and details such as leg cuffs, seam placement or the degree of compression. He said “The best shorts throughout my professional career were always the ones I could barely feel. And these new Race Bib Shorts are so wonderfully unobtrusive that you could simply stay in the saddle forever.”The C7 Race Bib Shorts+ use a new lightweight, non-abrasive and woven 4-way stretch material with a compact seat for muscle support without limiting range of motion – ‘ideal for competitions and hard training’. The pre-formed Expert Race seat insert provides comfort through the use of open-cell foams paired with a dense, pressure-resistant foam at the precise point where the bones meet the saddle in the extended racing position.The C7 Long Distance Bib Shorts+, made from non-abrasive knitted 4-way stretch material, is for longer rides. The straps are soft and do not dig in, the thick knit fabric is opaque, comfortable and soft, and ‘provides comfort and a safe seat even after many kilometres on the bike’. The Expert Long Distance seat insert is the same design as the Expert Race seat insert but provides more comfort in various positions on the bike (normal on longer rides) thanks to the more generous use of pressure-resistant foam.The C7 Vent Bib Shorts+ are tailor-made for the hot and humid conditions of midsummer. The fast-drying, elastic fine knit fabric of these minimalist shorts feels cool in the heat thanks to their heat and moisture-wicking properties. The fabric is non-abrasive and opaque. Cleverly placed perforations add extra cooling, even when the race heats up. The exclusive Expert Vent seat insert provides a blend of comfort and ventilation on hot days thanks to its open-cell and simultaneously pressure-resistant foams across the entire seat. It reportedly absorbs only a tiny amount of moisture and dries quickly.www.gorewear.comlast_img read more

DST Names Marketing Director

first_imgDeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  MISSION VIEJO, CA — DST Inc., a provider of parts supply chain technology solutions, has named John Hamminga to the newly created position of marketing director. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Hamminga has held several senior level marketing positions in service and parts technology based firms during his twenty year career in the automotive and truck aftermarket. In his most recent role, as owner of Chicago-based technology marketing consulting firm JH & Associates, Hamminga worked closely with clients including DST in developing and implementing marketing initiatives to enhance market presence. The appointment is in line with the company’s agressive plans to help businesses throughout the supply chain improve performance and profitablity, DST stated in a release. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Tap Water in Scotland at its Highest Ever Quality

first_imgOn average a test was carried out at a customer tap every 3.5 minutes, meaning nearly 150,000 were completed in 2015. “We continue to work with the Drinking Water Quality Regulator to help us focus on the areas we need to address and improve on, ensuring that performance continues to improve and we deliver the service our customers expect.” Douglas Millican, chief executive of Scottish Water said: “Scottish Water is investing £340 million in this regulatory period 2015-21 to improve drinking water quality. “We also want to build resilience and better reliability into our service. We welcome a significant reduction in customer contacts about discoloured water – down around (33%) compared to 2014 and the lowest level in the last four years.“However, we are determined to continue to invest to ensure that all our customers enjoy the look and taste of their drinking water. “We want to ensure that all our customers enjoy the look and taste of their tap water. It is good news that water quality is at its highest level but we will continue to look at how we can improve our service even further and ensure every one of our customers enjoys the highest quality drinking water available in Scotland.center_img Samples of the water supply taken at customers’ taps achieved 99.92% compliance with strict quality standards  at customers’ taps –  our best ever performance. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Scottish Water have welcomed the 2015 report by the independent Drinking Water Quality Regulator (DWQR) which confirms the highest ever quality of Scotland’s tap water. In total, more than 300,000 tests were undertaken, including samples taken at water treatment works and service reservoirs across Scotland.last_img read more

Carney, Tourelle-Fallon Place Well for UWF at USA Invitational

first_imgCarney, Tourelle-Fallon Place Well for UWF at USA Invitational Karyssa Tourelle-Fallon finished second in the 5000 on Saturday (Photo by UWF Sports Information) Sharecenter_img MOBILE, Ala. – Freshman McKenzie Carney (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North HS) and sophomore Karyssa Tourelle-Fallon (Navarre, Fla./Navarre HS) each posted top three finishes as the West Florida women’s cross country competes at the University of South Alabama Invitational on Saturday.  Carney finished third in the 1500 and Tourelle-Fallon was second in the 5000 to highlight a successful day.“We were pleased with two top three finishes in this meet,” said head coach John Bergen.  “The 5000 meter run was at 3:30 p.m., the hottest part of the day, so this was a race against competitors not a race against the clock.  Karyssa ran a real smart race, sitting about fourth or fifth for most of the race, and closed with a strong final 600 meters to pass South Alabama’s top runner and nearly caught Troy’s Paulson at the finish.”  Morgan Paulson was the overall winner in 19:31.38, with Tourelle-Fallon just behind in 19:32.40 for second.Freshman Ruth Ashley (Altamonte Springs, Fla./Lyman HS) finished sixth overall in 20:02, while sophomore Elizabeth Wiese (Mount St. Mary, N.Y./Pensacola JC) raced to a 10th place finish.“I thought Ruth and Elizabeth raced hard today, and they stayed with the leaders early on to give themselves a chance at a top spot,” said Bergen.  “The early fast pace took away their shot at a PR today, but it allowed them to race competitively for most of the race.  Our final race next week has the 5000 meters in the evening and should set up nice for Ruth and Elizabeth to run their best races.”In the 1500 meter race, Carney posted the Argos’ fastest time of the season.  The freshman took home third place with a personal best of 4:56.37, while Magrina Chepkoech of South Alabama won the event in 4:49.18.  Freshman Renea Porsch (Land O’ Lakes, Fla./Land O’ Lakes HS) finished 12th and sophomore Sabrina Seignemartin (Navarre, Fla./Navarre HS) was 17th.“McKenzie and Renea both ran strong races from start to finish,” said Bergen.  “Their races were very competitive and they both ran about five seconds faster than their previous 1500 meter race.”Both Carney and Porsch also raced in the 800 meter run.  Carney finished fifth overall of the 19 runners in a time of 2:24.72, while Porsch was 13th at 2:33.85.  Melanie Gilbert of Southern University was the 800 meter winner in a time of 2:16.34.Seignemartin also competed in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:14.44.  She was scheduled to compete in the steeplechase, but that event was canceled three days prior to the meet.  Seignemartin raced in the 1500 and 400 hurdles to stay ready for the steeplechase at UWF’s next meet.The Argonauts will finish the spring season at Auburn’s War Eagle Invitational on April 15-16, where they will face top NCAA Division I competition.  For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#Women 800 Meter Run Finals1 Gilbert, Melanie Southern                2:16.342 Blackmon, Brittany SE Louisiana          2:22.123 Chepkoech, Magrina South Alabama         2:22.814 Curry, Whitney SE Louisiana              2:24.025 Carney, McKenzie West Florida            2:24.726 Pinkston, Shariece Southern              2:26.607 Leatherwood, Shaquela Stillman           2:27.128 Manogue, Charlotte Tulane                2:28.019 Ramirez, Yazmin Xavier-Louisiana         2:29.1610 Knoblach, Jenna Loyola-New Orleans      2:31.9211 Toups, Lindsey SE Louisiana             2:31.9612 Fitzhenry, Heather SE Louisiana         2:32.5913 Porsch, Renea West Florida              2:33.8514 Burst, Bethany SE Louisiana             2:35.0015 Wilson, Lakeitha Stillman               2:38.2516 Suplee, Kaitlin SE Louisiana            2:40.6517 Savage, Amanda Tulane                   2:41.7018 Curtis, Tamara Troy                     2:55.4119 Upshaw, Jessica Troy                    3:04.74Women 1500 Meter Run Finals1 Chepkoech, Magrina South Alabama         4:49.182 Curry, Whitney SE Louisiana              4:49.493 Carney, McKenzie West Florida            4:56.374 Turlington, Callie Tulane                4:56.385 Crabtree, Katherine Tulane               5:00.776 Fitzhenry, Heather SE Louisiana          5:03.237 Aguillard, Emmi Tulane                   5:04.968 Westmoreland, Brittany South Alabama     5:07.849 Blackmon, Brittany SE Louisiana          5:08.8310 Burst, Bethany SE Louisiana             5:10.0111 Arceneaux, Aimee Tulane                 5:11.5512 Porsch, Renea West Florida              5:12.7713 Toups, Lindsey SE Louisiana             5:21.2914 Coleman, Donye’ Xavier-Louisiana        5:28.9715 Abell, Tavie Tulane                     5:34.3716 Suplee, Kaitlin SE Louisiana            5:34.5917 Seignemartin, Sabrina West Florida      5:40.85Women 5000 Meter Run Finals1 Paulson, Morgan Troy                    19:31.382 Tourelle-Fallon, Karyssa West Florida   19:32.403 Westmoreland, Brittany South Alabama    19:35.724 Righeimer, Vanessa Loyola-New Orleans   19:50.145 Paulson, Allison Troy                   19:56.106 Ashley, Ruth West Florida               20:02.177 Davies, Haley Troy                      20:30.108 McAfee, Emily SE Louisiana              20:33.689 D’Souza, Anna Xavier-Louisiana          21:17.8610 Wiese, Elizabeth West Florida          21:40.2711 Campbell, Cassie Tulane                21:59.1612 Harris, Kendall Troy                   22:40.43Women 400 Meter Hurdles Finals1 St. Etienne, Candice Tulane              1:02.462 Anderson, Maya Southern                  1:03.633 Schwartz, Lindsay South Alabama          1:05.634 Taylor, Ashley Xavier-Louisiana          1:06.235 Doucett, Janessa Southern                1:09.086 Rush, Lachell Southern                   1:13.497 Seignemartin, Sabrina West Florida       1:14.44Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

At Least Five Dead After Shooting at Electronic Music Festival in Mexico

first_imgiStock/Thinkstoc(PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico) — A lone shooter fired on a crowd at an electronic dance music festival in Mexico early Monday, leaving at least five people dead and at least a dozen more injured, according to authorities.The rampage occurred inside the Blue Parrot nighclub in Playa del Carmen at about 2:30 a.m. local time, according to a statement by the attorney general of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Playa del Carmen is a popular tourist destination not far from Cancun.Among the dead are four men and a woman, including two people who were part of a security team, authorities said. The woman died from a fall in the incident.The state’s attorney general, Miguel Angel Pech Cen, announced in a press conference that four of those who died are from other countries — two from Canada, one from Italy and one who is “apparently” from Colombia.Among the wounded are two Americans, one from New York and the other from Texas. Both are among the eight discharged from treatment so far.Roo said the shooting is not being viewed as a terrorist attack.Festival organizers had earlier reported four fatalities.“It is with great sadness to share that police have confirmed reports of a lone shooter outside the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa Del Carmen earlier today, which resulted in four fatalities and twelve injured,” a statement early Monday by the BPM festival said.The BPM Festival is an annual 10-day electronic music festival started in 2008. This year, it was scheduled to last from Jan. 6 to Jan. 15. The shooting occurred on the last night of festivities.“The violence began on 12th street in front of the club and three members of the BPM security team were among those whose lives were lost while trying to protect patrons inside the venue,” the statement said. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more