Toyota increases USA Paratriathlon National Championships prize purse by one-third

first_img Related USA Triathlon has announced that Toyota, title sponsor of the 2019 Toyota USA Paratriathlon National Championships, will contribute to the event’s professional prize purse unveiled last month. Toyota will match the US$12,250 each provided by USA Triathlon and the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), bringing the total prize purse to US$36,750.The National Championships will be held on July 20 in Long Beach, California, in conjunction with the inaugural Legacy Triathlon. The course is centred at Alamitos Beach, the proposed site of the triathlon competitions for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.The prize purse is the first in USA Paratriathlon National Championships history. Winnings will be awarded to podium finishers in each of six paratriathlon sport classes, and guides for athletes with visual impairments will also receive equivalent winnings.“As a company committed to inclusivity through mobility, there was no question these athletes should be offered a prize purse at the Toyota USA Paratriathlon National Championships,” said Dedra DeLilli, Group Manager, Olympic and Paralympic Marketing, Toyota Motor North America. “These athletes have overcome incredible challenges throughout their careers; and as a partner of USA Triathlon, Toyota wants to ensure that they are recognized for their achievements.“We look forward to supporting the upcoming Toyota USA Paratriathlon National Championships and cheering on all of the participants as they compete for a national title.”Chuck Menke, USA Triathlon Chief Marketing Officer added, “USA Triathlon is proud to have a partner in Toyota that truly demonstrates its commitment to the professionalization of our elite paratriathletes. This is an extension of the invaluable support Toyota already provides to the US Paratriathlon National Team program, enabling us to further raise the profile of our US athletes in the lead-up to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.“We are grateful for the generosity of both Toyota and CAF to make this historic prize purse a reality.”National champions will now receive US$1,500 each, runners-up will receive US$750, and third-place finishers will receive US$375. Prize purse recipients must hold a current paratriathlete or elite paratriathlete USA Triathlon membership valid through July 20. In addition, they must be either a US citizen or US National able to represent the United States at International Triathlon Union (ITU) competitions immediately.Toyota became the Exclusive Mobility & Automotive Partner of USA Triathlon in January. The company is directly supporting USA Triathlon’s top elite athletes leading into the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.In addition to sponsoring Paratriathlon Nationals, Toyota is also the title partner of the US Paratriathlon National Team; US Paratriathlon Development Team; US Paratriathlon Resident Team based at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs; and the 2019 and 2020 Toyota USA Triathlon Age Group National read more

HOKA ONE ONE ‘re-defines ultra-size and ultra-performance’ with the new TenNine

first_img Related Ten years after the creation of over-size and ultra-size running shoes, HOKA ONE ONE, has once again delivered the ‘unexpected’ when it comes to product innovation, ‘re-defining the downhill running experience’ with the launch of the TenNine trail shoe.With never-seen-before midsole geometries and a new wider and innovative platform designed to maximise ground contact for a smoother, more stable and efficient cruise over challenging terrain and distances, the TenNine is designed to create a whole new downhill running experience. Combining HOKA’s continuous learnings and improvements from technologies over the last 10 years, the TenNine represents a ‘concept shoe’ that is also designed to offer improved stability and grip, particularly on softer surfaces.Boasting a heel extension with a geometry specifically designed to manage impact on the heel – which is often exaggerated on the downhill – the TenNine is designed to allow for a smoother transition to the midfoot, forefoot and toe-off. The stability in the midsole – the combination of the unique geometry and the Meta-Rocker technology – is also designed to remain, no matter the incline.Originating from the term ‘Giga physics’, expressed by 10 to the power of nine, the TenNine is geared for runners who are attempting events up to and including the most grueling of ultra-races. It incorporates a host of other features designed to accommodate extreme mileage, including a special lycra vamp that adjusts the fit to accommodate foot swelling over longer distances.The TenNine will be available in the coming days on and at select retail stores for an RRP of £220.www.hokaoneone.comlast_img read more

Extron Introduces HAE 100 4K Plus Audio Embedder, De-Embedder

first_imgExtron introduced the HAE 100 4K Plus audio de-embedder and HAI 100 4K Plus audio embedder. The HAE 100 4K Plus extracts audio from a 4K HDMI source. It provides outputs for stereo and dual-mono analog audio signals, as well as digital audio multi-channel or two-channel formats. The HAI 100 4K Plus embeds two-channel analog audio, S/PDIF stereo digital audio or S/PDIF multi-channel audio, onto the HDMI output signal. The HAE 100 4K Plus and HAI 100 4K Plus are HDCP compliant to ensure display of content-protected media and support data rates up to 18 Gbps, HDR, up to 12-bit Deep Color, 3D, and HD lossless audio. Both products are equipped with integrator-friendly features such as EDID Minder, HDMI input cable equalization, comprehensive LED status display and a compact enclosure.Both the HAE 100 4K Plus and HAI 100 4K Plus are here.last_img read more

Credit union youth start the school year right with valuable financial tools

first_img continue reading » by. Cyndi CohenAs young people around the country bid farewell to summer and say hello to another school year, they are starting out fresh and ready to learn. Unfortunately, one area that often gets overlooked in the classroom is financial education.While some schools recognize the importance of financial literacy, and do devote resources to its teachings, many are still lacking. However, young credit union members are fortunate to have a plethora of financial tools and resources at their fingertips. And as a new school year kicks off, this is a great time to take advantage of some of these benefits, and perhaps even share them with your classmates and school.Maybe you had a summer job and need a safe place to deposit your earnings. Maybe you’re planning to work part-time during the school year, and want an account where your money can grow. If you’re off to college, a first-time debit and/or credit card might be in order. And, along with all of these, you need the right guidance to properly manage your money, build your credit, and practice good financial behavior. Your credit union can provide all of this, and more.Tools Designed to Brighten Financial FuturesCredit unions are on a mission to help young people who are in vital need of financial intervention and support to become financially literate members of society. They offer dedicated checking accounts and credit cards, as well as financial education especially for youth and students to help ensure a brighter future for those 25 and under. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The hotter the woman, the better men think chances are

first_imgmsnbc:Consider Howard Wolowitz and Rajesh Koothrappali.They may be fictional characters on a popular sitcom, “The Big Bang Theory,” but new research suggests there’s a lot of truth in how they interact with women.Wolowitz is a teeny guy with dorky hair and dorky clothes. He’s brilliant and gainfully employed, but on the attractiveness scale, he’s maybe a 2, possibly a 2 ½. Despite his physical shortcomings, though, he imagines every hot woman who glances his way wants to jump his bones. Of course, he’s always wrong.Read the full story: msnbc More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Memory Lane Has a Three-Way Fork

first_imgThe Atlantic:In his magnum opus, In Search of Lost Time, Marcel Proust wrote that “remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” That elegant line speaks to a simple truth: There are things you remember, and there are things you remember well. Even if you can recall a past event, your memories will vary considerably in how much detail they contain, and how correct those details are.In an elegant experiment, a team of neuroscientists led by Jon Simons at the University of Cambridge have shown that these aspects of our memories—our success at recalling them, their precision, and their vividness—depend on three different parts of the brain.Read the whole story: The Atlantic More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Los Alamos LWV Voters Candidate Forum Oct. 3

first_imgLeague of Women Voters News:The League of Women Voters of Los Alamos will hold a candidate forum 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at UNM-LA in the Lecture Hall in Building. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. The league invited candidates for both the Los Alamos School Board and UNM-LA Advisory Board. LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus will explain the school bond question at this event. School Board Candidates:Position 3 (District 3 Aspen Elementary): Morrie Pongratz, Christine Bernstein;Position 4 (District 4 Barranca Elementary & Middle School): Julia Baker, Melanie Colgan; andPosition 5 (District 5 Mountain Elementary and High School): Dawn Jalbert.All three school districts are on the hill.All positions are four-year terms.UNMLA Advisory Board Candidates:Position 3: Patrick Soran, Laura Burrows, David Hampton; andPosition 4: Stephen Boerigter, Christopher Luchini.All County residents can vote for all positions.Election Day is Nov. 5; early voting begins Oct. 8 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.last_img read more

LXB Retail increases NAV by 3%

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The inside track on iPort Rail

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Advance Auto Parts Names Andrew Page Controller, Chief Accounting Officer

first_imgAdvance Auto Parts has announced that Andrew Page will be appointed senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer, effective May 13. In this role, Page will be responsible for enterprise-wide accounting operations, tax, external financial reporting and all related complianceAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Page brings more than 25 years of broad-based accounting and finance experience to Advance. Most recently, he served as senior vice president and chief accounting officer for Under Armour. He joined Under Armour in 2011 as assistant controller. Earlier in his career, Page served as assistant controller for FTI Consulting Inc., an independent global business advisory firm. Page’s other experience includes senior finance positions at AES Corp. Inc., General Electric, Discovery Communications Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers, among others. 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 Page takes on the controller and chief accounting officer role that has been held by Shepherd since March 2017. Page earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Eastern Kentucky University and his Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.,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 MoreAdvertisement 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. center_img 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.  “I am extremely pleased to have Andrew join the Advance team,” said Jeff Shepherd, executive vice president and CFO. “Andrew’s extensive and diverse finance-related experience combined with his business acumen will be a tremendous addition to our already strong finance organization. I look forward to working closely with Andrew as we continue our efforts to transform Advance and solidify our position as a true industry leader.” DeMoulpied 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.last_img read more