2018 XTERRA Trail Run Worlds by the numbers

first_img Related Positioned as the crown jewel of the XTERRA Trail Run Series, the 2018 XTERRA Trail Run World Championship, at Kualoa Ranch in Hawaii, has served as the host site since the creation of this prestigious event in 2008.Held on December 2, 2018, the 21K half marathon world championship course takes runners through some of the most diverse – and scenic – terrain on the planet. Other events taking place around the main half marathon trail world championship include: 10K Trail Run, 5K Trail Run / Walk and an Adventure Walk.Here is a look at the 2018 XTERRA Trail Run World Championship by the numbers, broken down by gender, home country, state, and age group…Men: 676 / women: 649Countries represented: 18Argentina (5), Australia (7), Brazil (20), Canada (30), Costa Rica (3), France (2), Tahiti (10), Italy (2), Japan (31), Kazakhstan (1), New Caledonia (1), Philippines (1), Spain (2), Sweden (3), Taiwan (3), United Kingdom (6), United States (1196), Uruguay (4)US states: 44Alaska (6), Alabama (3), Arkansas (2), Arizona (10), California (50), Colorado (25), Connecticut (1), District of Columbia (1), Florida (5), Georgia (10), Hawaii (954), Iowa (3), Idaho (2), Illinois (5), Indiana (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (1), Massachusetts (3), Maryland (3), Michigan (4), Minnesota (5), Missouri (5), Mississippi (1), Montana (3), North Dakota (1), Nebraska (2), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (4), New Mexico (2), Nevada (2), New York (8), Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Oregon (5), Pennsylvania (4), South Dakota (1), Tennessee (3), Texas (18), Utah (7), Virginia (3), Washington (9), Wisconsin (5), Wyoming (10)By age group overall10-14: 4915-19: 2520-24: 5725-29: 16730-34: 23235-39: 20140-44: 16345-49: 16050-54: 9455-59: 6460-64: 3565-69: 1170-74: 1275-79: 480-84: 285-89: 1Physically challenged: 1By age group in XTERRA Trail Run Championship 21K10-14: 515-19: 520-24: 4425-29: 10130-34: 12735-39: 11540-44: 9345-49: 8850-54: 4655-59: 3160-64: 2065-69: 770-74: 475-79: 3Physically challenged: 1Youngest female overall: Rosie Smith, 1Youngest male overall: Remy Lester, 2Youngest female in 21K: Nova Stickley, 10Youngest male in 21K: Alejandro Vasquez, 10Oldest male in 21K: Hans Unger, 76Oldest female in 21K: Sandi Kauahikaua, 72Oldest male Overall: Bill Cunningham, 85Oldest female Overall: Carolyn Laub, 82www.xterraplanet.comlast_img read more

Major collaboration of bike industry to show UK public that #BikeIsBest

first_imgLeading cycling brands, retailers and organisations are launching a new joint campaign to show the UK public that #BikeIsBest and inspire a new demographic to take up cycling.At the heart of the #BikeIsBest campaign is an inspirational film, designed to promote behaviour change and question why we would return to our transport status quo as the nation emerges from COVID-19 lockdown.The film features a protagonist returning to ‘normal’ in search of so-called freedom, only to be met by crowded trains, traffic jams and endless waiting. The campaign explores what could happen if we choose a better future by cycling and highlights that 68% of UK car journeys are under 5 miles (Source DfT, 2017). ‘For many journeys and many reasons, the bike is the best option.’The film is supported by digital advertising and will be shared widely amongst the campaign’s network of partners. The budget for the brand-neutral campaign is funded by industry supporters and is coordinated by Fusion Media, the marketing communications agency specialising in cycling and active travel.The campaign will utilise the knowledge and insight of Dr Ian Walker, a leading environmental psychologist and expert on behaviour change. The film’s production is led by the HUMAN creative agency. A campaign micro-site will house advice and guides as well as provide digital assets for people to show their own support for the campaign.The movement will bring leading cycling brands and organisations together to present a single, unified message through their campaigning and marketing in the coming months. Each brand is encouraged to use the same #BikeIsBest hashtag and sign off in communications to leverage the power of the entire industry.A range of companies have already pledged their support to the #BikeIsBest film including Beeline, Bikmo, Brompton Bicycle, Canyon UK, Chain Reaction Cycles, Cyclescheme, Cycling Sports Group, Hiplok, HotChillee, Human Race, Islabikes, Le Col, Muc-Off, ProViz, Pure Electric, Specialized UK, Wahoo, Wiggle and Yellow Jersey Cycling Insurance.The campaign is also backed by Cycling UK, Sustrans, British Cycling and London Cycling Campaign.Adam Tranter, Founder and CEO of Fusion Media, said “The industry has a once in a generation opportunity to reach an entirely new audience of potential cyclists and to show off the very best the bike has to offer. We need to continue to influence the implementation of high-quality cycling infrastructure in our towns and cities; but we also need to present cycling as the obvious solution to many problems, in its most open, attractive and enticing form.“Our campaign film will do this, helping grow the opportunity for the industry and provide partners with valuable qualitative research on potential new customers. If that wasn’t enough, the campaign will help millions of people see the transformative benefits of cycling.”Sir Chris Hoy, 6x Olympic Champion, said “It’s been great to see so many children and families enjoying cycling and hear about little ones learning to ride for the first time too. I’ve really enjoyed the time I’ve been able to spend with my children on our bikes. Cycling brings so many long term benefits, both for our health and the environment, so I’d actively encourage everyone to give it a go – whether it’s riding to work, for exercise or just for fun.”The campaign will launch at the end of May 2020 and additional industry partners are welcomed. Those who pledge to the campaign will receive bespoke campaign assets and qualitative consumer insight data. Interested companies and organisations can get involved in #BikeIsBest by emailing hello[at]fusion-media.co.uk.www.fusion-media.co.uk Relatedlast_img read more

NCUA to make 2015 budget decisions at today’s open meeting

first_imgThe National Credit Union Administration’s 2015 budget will be the chief topic of discussion at today’s board meeting, which will also include an update on the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund premium range.The Credit Union National Association has requested the NCUA make every effort to keep the budget from growing, in a letter sent earlier this month. The letter, signed by CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle, requested the agency “refrain from raising the 2015 budget and to look for additional ways to streamline its operations.”NCUA Chair Debbie Matz responded to Nussle’s letter, saying the proposed 2015 budget is “pre-decisional until the board formally acts.” She added that once the board votes on the budget, more information will be supplied on the agency’s website.“NCUA’s budget formulation process employs zero-based budgeting techniques requiring each NCUA central office director to justify their annual budget requests,” Matz wrote. “In addition, we ensure that the total budget aligns with the goals and objectives set forth in the National Credit Union Administration strategic plan, 2014 through 2017.” continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

September 1, 2011 On the Move

first_imgSeptember 1, 2011 On the Move September 1, 2011 On the Move On the Move Carlos R. Arias has been named a partner with Clayton & McCulloh in Maitland. Arias’ practice areas include collections, mortgage foreclosure, bankruptcy, eminent domain, covenant enforcement, litigation, corporate governance, and contract and document drafting and interpretation. Tracy L. Kramer, Maureen G. Pearcy, and Edward T. Sylvester have become partners with Hinshaw & Culbertson in Miami. Kramer represents insurers in first- and third-party insurance coverage disputes during litigation and in the pre-suit claims process. Pearcy represents clients in appeals in state and federal courts and provides appellate assistance and advice to trial attorneys during litigation. Sylvester represents insurers in complex insurance coverage disputes, including common law and bad faith litigation. Paul J. Gamm has become a partner with Hinshaw & Culbertson in Ft. Lauderdale. Gamm defends clients in cases involving retail and hospitality liability, pharmacy negligence, automobile and trucking accidents, products liability, and medical malpractice. Kristina L. Marsh has become a partner with Hinshaw & Culbertson in Tampa. Marsh represents insurers in first- and third-party insurance coverage matters. Much of her practice focuses on defending first-party property coverage claims and defending insurers in sinkhole matters. James Doddo has joined Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney in Miami as an associate. Doddo focuses on commercial dealings, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate matters. James R. Green, Jr., has joined Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse as an associate in its Pensacola office. He practices primarily in the areas of general civil litigation, plaintiff and defense personal injury, estate litigation, and insurance coverage disputes. David F. Bear has joined McIntosh, Sawran & Cartaya in Orlando as an associate in the medical malpractice and professional negligence division. Rue & Ziffra has opened a satellite office in Suite 213 of the MainStreet DeLand Center, 101 N. Woodland Blvd. The firm’s nine attorneys — who handle cases ranging from automobile and motorcycle accidents to medical malpractice, wrongful death, and Social Security disability — now can work from the new DeLand office suite, as well as the company’s main office at 632 Dunlawton Ave. in Port Orange, and the Flagler County office at 389 Palm Coast Parkway in Palm Coast. Lorenzo Cobiella has joined Fowler White Burnett in Miami as an associate. Cobiella’s practice will focus on wealth preservation, probate of guardianships, trusts and estates, and probate litigation. Wade Bowden has joined Greenberg Traurig in West Palm Beach as a shareholder. Bowden is board certified in business litigation and works in the areas of complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, probate litigation, products liability, construction, and wrongful death. Elias Leonard Dsouza of the Dsouza Law Group, P.A., has opened a new office at 111 N. Pine Island Road, #205, in Plantation 33324. The firm concentrates in foreclosure defense and consumer rights issues. Bernard T. King has become associated with Rubinstein & Holz in Ft. Myers. King will focus on family and marital law. Carlos Salup has joined Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & DiMatteo as an associate in Coral Gables. Salup concentrates on cases involving catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims. Richard Schevis has joined Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & DiMatteo as an associate in Coral Gables. Schevis primarily practices in the area of civil litigation, with a focus on personal injury, premises liability, products liability, and insurance coverage cases. Brian Kelley has joined Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & DiMatteo as an assocaite in Coral Gables. Kelley focuses in the areas of insurance defense and corporate litigation. Shelley Murray and Sebastian Poprawski have joined Kaye & Bender in Pompano Beach and practice community association law. Robert A. Kingsford has opened Kingsford Law Offices, P.A., at 151 Southhall Lane, Suite 130, Maitland 32751, (321-280-4707) where he will continue to practice insurance defense involving complex and suspicious auto, property, and medical claims. Robert J. Edwards has become a partner with the Law Offices of Behar, Gutt & Glazer in Aventura. Stephanie J. Alger has joined William R. Wohlsifer, P.A., in Tallahassee as an associate. She will focus on commercial litigation, debt collection, and product liability. Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco has opened an office in Miami, its first office outside of Georgia. Ricardo “Rick” Gomez and Dan Wasserstein have joined the firm in Florida and will represent community associations, lenders, individuals, and corporations. Raymond M. O’Steen, Jr., has joined Smith Hulsey & Busey in Jacksonville. O’Steen will focus on advising banks and other creditors concerning various lending matters, including loan originations, loan sales, debt restructuring and workout transactions, foreclosures, and sales of foreclosed property. Andrew Kurt Hoek has joined the Pavese Law Firm in Ft. Myers as an associate. Hoek’s practice areas include land use, environmental, real estate, and real estate-related litigation. Andrea M. Roebuck has joined McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver in Sarasota. She will focus her practice in the area of workers’ compensation defense. James F. Turner, Jr., has opened the James Turner Law Firm, LLC, located at 5216 Willing Street, Suite B, Milton 32570, phone (850) 983-0725, james@jamesturnerlawfirm.com. The firm focuses on family law, juvenile law, criminal defense, and general practice. has joined the Dills’ practice focuses on family law and civil litigation.  David da Silva Cornell has become a partner with Boyd & Jenerette in its new Miami office. Cornell will practice corporate law, international and domestic business transactions, and nonprofit law. Rayford Taylor has joined Casey Gilson P.C., in Atlanta as of counsel. Taylor’s practice focuses on workers’ compensation defense and appellate law, representing employers, insureds, self-insureds, and servicing agents in Georgia and Florida.  His practice also includes administrative and governmental law and legislation consultation.  Ruben E. Socarras of the Law Office of Ruben E. Socarras, P.A., has moved to 101 Plaza Real South, Suite 207, Boca Raton 33432. Socarras concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and business litigation, employment law, and personal injury. Christopher Smith has been named a partner in Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, in Ft. Myers. Carlos J. Bonilla has joined Lynch & Robbins Law Firm as an equity partner and will be the managing partner of the Orlando office. Bonilla focuses on complex civil litigation and transactional matters, business law, real estate law, construction law, land use and zoning law, and management of operations. Sara Blackwell has joined Lynch & Robbins Law Firm in St. Petersburg as an associate, focusing on federal court litigation, jurisdictional challenges, employment law, and general civil and business litigation. Daniel Cervantes has joined Hogan Lovells in Miami as an associate in the international arbitration/litigation practice group. Paul P. McMahon has joined Colin C. Cushnie and they have opened The Law Firm of Cushnie & McMahon, P. L., located in St. Lucie West. McMahon concentrates in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Florida Health Law Center has opened a new office at 10200 W. State Road 84, Suite 106, Davie 33324, phone (954) 358-0155. Max Eggleston has joined Carlton Fields in St. Petersburg as an associate in the real property litigation practice group. Robert C. Clark announces the relocation of his law office to 1612 20th Street in Vero Beach, phone (772) 569-4555. Marili Cancio and Norma Echarte have formed Cancio Johnson & Echarte PL, a women-owned transactional law firm with offices in Boca Raton and Miami. The firm will announce its opening in Ft. Myers. Debra Hill has joined FSB FisherBroyles as a partner and will open a Jacksonville office of the Atlanta-based firm. She joins the franchise law and intellectual property groups. Haywood M. Ball has opened Haywood M. Ball, P.A., located at 341 West Forsyth Street, Jacksonville 32202, phone (904) 354-2232. Ball practices in the areas of real estate, wills, trusts, estate planning, and probate law.last_img read more

Carlie Wagner leads Gophers to beat Badgers

first_imgThe Gophers’ first victory of the season versus the Badgers marked the eighth time in a row Wisconsin was defeated. The Badgers came out and showed improvement in their next game, however, when they beat Northwestern 58-46. The team won two out of three games before Wednesday’s loss to Minnesota.“I thought [Wisconsin] battled very hard [Wednesday],” head coach Marlene Stollings told reporters. “I thought they fought, they played well defensively.”The Gophers closed out the first quarter with a purpose. Minnesota’s Kenisha Bell drove to the rim and finished the layup before time expired. Bell’s make was a part of a 14-0 run for the team. She finished with 12 points in the game.The Badgers (9-15, 2-9 Big Ten) clawed their way back into the game to make it an 11-point game at halftime. Wagner’s impressive third quarter led to the Gophers keeping the margin in double-digits by the time the game ended.“It’s always tought to go on the road, especially after a 10-day break,” Wagner said. “I’m very happy with the sweep and the win today.”Minnesota is on the road again Sunday when it takes on the Hawkeyes in Iowa City, Iowa. The team has seven more games in the conference schedule before postseason play. The Gophers defeated the Hawkeyes 77-72 on Jan 21. With that victory and two against Wisconsin, the team is on a three-game winning streak.“For us, we’re very much focused on an NCAA Tournament bid,” Stollings said. “So each game for us is of the utmost importance here.” Carlie Wagner leads Gophers to beat BadgersWagner had four 3-pointers in the third quarter alone to finish with 20 points.Ananya MishraGuard Carlie Wagner dribbles the ball up the court during the Gophers’ game against Lehigh at Williams Arena on Saturday, Nov. 11. The Gophers won 107-73. Jack WhiteFebruary 1, 2018Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintGuard Carlie Wagner hit a 3-point shot in the third quarter, which she said gave her confidence.As she started taking more shots in the third, her confidence showed.Wagner hit four 3-pointers in the third quarter alone, to finish with 20 points as Minnesota won 71-61 against Wisconsin Wednesday in Madison, Wis. The Gophers have now defeated the Badgers 11 times in a row.“I had enough space and my feet were set, so I was just letting it fly,” Wagner said. “It was going.”Wagner shot 6-10 from beyond the arc, but she did not have the same luck inside. She made just one of five shots from inside the 3-point line. In fact, Minnesota as a whole shot better from 3-point territory than from midrange and in the paint.Though Wagner had an impressive day from 3, another guard for Minnesota finished first among the team in scoring. Gadiva Hubbard scored a game-high 22 points. She came into the game averaging 12.2 points. Hubbard said she has been putting up more shots before and after practice, so she was determined to put up more shots in the game.“I was just happy that they went in,” Hubbard told reporters. Minnesota (17-5, 6-3 Big Ten) blew out Wisconsin 90-65 two games ago. The Badgers kept this game closer, partially by staying with the Gophers on the boards. Wisconsin grabbed 44 rebounds to Minnesota’s 38, after getting out-rebounded 56-41 the first time the two played. last_img read more

US reaches 5 million COVID-19 cases, experts press for bold steps ahead of fall

first_imgYesterday the United States reached another grim milestone in its battle with the COVID-19 pandemic: more than 5 million cases, with 1 million of those cases being confirmed in just the past 17 days.Though the 7-day average of new cases has trended downwards for the past 2 weeks—from 67,000 on Jul 22 to 53,905 on Aug 8—a plateau of 50,000 new daily cases has been established this summer.According to the Wall Street Journal, only 13 states reported higher 7-day averages of new confirmed cases than two-week averages as of Aug. 9, including Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia. In the beginning of July, 42 states reported such increases.Major outbreaks in Texas, California, Arizona, and Florida fueled the current wave of the pandemic, but hot spots in those states have seen some cooling off. In Texas, hospitalizations dropped to their lowest reported numbers since early July, but the state is still reporting a high death toll, with almost 1,500 deaths reported last week.As of today, the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 tracker shows 5,071,306 cases and 163,252 deaths.Experts warn change is needed before cold and flu seasonThis weekend in the New York Times, Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of the Center for Infectious Diseases Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, which publishes CIDRAP News, and Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank president Neel Kashkari called for a comprehensive and strict lockdown for 6 weeks, which would allow infection rates to drop to 1 case per 100,000 people per day. At that point, schools, businesses, and the November election could all resume more safely in-person.When most of the country reopened after state-by-state lockdowns at the end of May, the infection rate was still too high compared with European and Asian countries which have more successfully controlled the virus, Osterholm and Kashkari argued.”The United States recorded its lowest seven-day average since March 31 on May 28, when it was 21,000 cases, or 6.4 new cases per 100,000 people per day. This rate was seven to 10 times higher than the rates in countries that successfully contained their new infections,” Osterholm and Kashkari wrote.Osterholm told CIDRAP News that New York state’s ability to squelch transmission to its current level shows that the United States is capable of exerting more control over virus spread. But he warned that the window to do so was short, only 6 to 8 weeks, because increased transmission would likely appear in the fall.”With high schools, colleges, and universities reopening, and people being indoors, 6 weeks from now could look much, much worse than today,” Osterholm said. He said he expected infection rates to spike 2 to 3 weeks after campuses across the country reopen.Other public health experts warned in an article in Stat News that the coming winter without a vaccine could prove disastrous for Americans unless they tamp down transmission. Leisure activities, restaurants, and the schools that do open will likely close again in the winter when COVID-19, flu, and seasonal colds co-circulate in indoor spaces.100,000 US children diagnosed with COVID-19 in past 2 weeksNew data from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association shows that more than 97,000 US children tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 2 weeks of July, representing 8.8% of coronavirus infections in the US. In total, 338,982 infections children have been reported since the pandemic began 6 months ago.The data show children are less likely to suffer severe cases of the virus, with children under 18 representing 0.6% to 3.7% of total reported hospitalizations across the country, and 0% to 0.8% of all recorded COVID-19 deaths.But reports published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on Friday show that though the risk for severe disease is low, one in three children hospitalized for the virus in the US will be admitted to the intensive care unit, and weekly hospitalization rates for children are increasing.In a related report in the MMWR, authors describe the clinical characteristics of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), a rare constellation of symptoms in children that appear 2-4 weeks after COVID-19 infection.MIS-C was characterized predominantly by shock, cardiac dysfunction, abdominal pain, and markedly elevated inflammatory markers, and almost all patients diagnosed with it had positive SARS-CoV-2 test results, the authors write.”Because the case definition is nonspecific and confirmatory laboratory testing does not exist, it might be difficult to distinguish MIS-C from other conditions with overlapping clinical manifestations such as severe acute COVID-19 and Kawasaki disease,” the authors conclude.last_img read more

Tanker and transportation operations to merge

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Air Products ‘looks back to look forward’

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The Netherlands: Aalborg University Profesor to Speak at ESREL Conference

first_imgProfessor John Dalsgaard Sørensen, Aalborg University, delivered on of the plenary lectures at the annual ESREL conference.The ESREL conference is organized by ESRA, European Safety and Reliability Association, and took this year place in Amsterdam.The title of Professor Sørensen’s talk was “Reliability Assessment of Wind Turbines”. Below is the abstract from his ESREL paper. Reduction of cost of energy for wind turbines are very important in order to make wind energy competitive compared to other energy sources. Therefore the turbine components should be designed to have sufficient reliability but also not be too costly (and safe). This paper presents models for uncertainty modeling and reliability assessment of especially the structural components such as tower, blades, substructure and foundation. But since the function of a wind turbine is highly dependent on many electrical and mechanical components as well as a control system also reliability aspects of these components are discussed and it is described how there reliability influences the reliability of the structural components. Two illustrative examples are presented considering uncertainty modeling, reliability assessment and calibration of partial safety factors for structural wind turbine components exposed to extreme loads and fatigue, respectively.[mappress]Press release, October 14, 2013; Image: esrel2013last_img read more

Rosneft, Mitsui Pen MoU

first_imgRosneft President Igor Sechin and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. President and CEO Masami Iijima signed in Sochi a Memorandum of Understanding on Friday.The document implies the creation of a joint working group in order to work out specific options of cooperation in the area of building and managing delivery chains of high-tech oil and gas pipes, setting up management of delivery chains and services concerning various Russian offshore exploration projects, and considering the ways of cooperation in the areas of oilfield services development and efficiency and quality improvement.[mappress]Press Release, February 24, 2014; Image: Rosneftlast_img read more