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EB17: Garmin Vector 3 powermeter pedals get smaller, cheaper; Edge 1030 gets a battery…

first_imgGarmin’s Vector 3 power meter pedals get a new self contained design, doing away with the external transmitter pod for better aesthetics and easier switching between bikes. And, they’re slimmer, offering a lower stack height and more cornering clearance.They’re also a lot less expensive now. It’s been more than two years since they were last updated, with plenty of low-priced competition popping up. Garmin’s answer is a $500 price drop, putting the Vector 3 at $999 for the pair. There’s also a single-sided model, the Vector 3S, which stomps out full power from one foot. Retail on that is $599, and you can add the other side later for $499. Shipping begins this fall.Feature wise, it still measures left and right separately, total power, pedal phase to see how that power is getting applied throughout the stroke, and cadence. And it still works with Look KEO cleats. Our guess is that small protrusion on the inside of the spindle acts as the antenna. Each pedal uses a couple LR44 batteries, providing 120 hours of ride time while transmitting in ANT+ and/or Bluetooth.It also tracks your foot pressure, showing how you’re applying force to the pedals while seated or standing. It also shows total time spent sitting or standing during the ride. Somewhere in there are performance metrics to be tallied, showing efficiency in each position (combining output, speed, cadence, heart rate, etc.).The pedals also work well for indoor training, especially helpful if you don’t have a smart trainer that’s already calculating power for you. And while you’re indoors, they’ve now partnered with TrainerRoad to capture your workout data on that platform and sync it with Garmin Connect.Glossed over during the introduction of the new Garmin Edge 1030 GPS cycling computer was its compatibility with the all-new Charge Power Pack external battery.Designed to mount on the bottom of Garmin’s new out-front mount with a locking lever, it passes power directly through the mount into the 1030. No cables sticking out, just a streamlined appearance and 24 hours of juice. But if you really want cables, use the port to plug in your other USB powered devices…or Garmin’s older cycling computers (until they get the updated mounting plate, too…which we’re guessing will come soon enough). Retail is $129.99, available this fall.Garmin.comSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSavelast_img read more

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ACTIVE Network gets behind ITU World Triathlon Chicago

first_imgCloud-based event registration and data firm ACTIVE Network, is in Chicago, Illinois, to support 4,000 athletes competing in the ITU World Triathlon Chicago event – the only US stop on the 2014 ITU World Triathlon (ITU WTS) series.Taking place on 27-29 June, ACTIVE is working behind the scenes to support race registration at the major ITU WTS event.The ITU World Triathlon Chicago is hosted by USA Triathlon, the US national governing body for the sport, and Lagardère Unlimited Events North America – a division of Lagardère Unlimited, which is the International Triathlon Union’s global commercial partner for the ITU WTS.The City of Chicago will welcome the world’s top Olympic-distance elite triathletes as one of the stops on the WTS, alongside such cities as Auckland, Cape Town, Yokohama, London, Hamburg, Stockholm and the Grand Final in Edmonton, which will crown the World Champions in triathlon.“ACTIVE Network understands endurance athletes, and provides enterprise-level software, and development support, as well as the overall experience to manage the demands of USA Triathlon-sanctioned events, including the inaugural ITU World Triathlon Chicago,” said Chuck Menke, USA Triathlon Chief Marketing Officer.“ACTIVE Network is honoured to be an official Gold-Level partner of USA Triathlon and we’re dedicated to continually evolving our technology to support the growth of triathlons,” said Sam Renouf, General Manager, ACTIVE Network Sports & Consumer business.Sam continued, “We pride ourselves on developing relationships with our partners to help us better understand their needs, and those of their participants, in order to provide the right tools and insights to help them grow.” The City of Chicago joins the ITU World Triathlon Series in 2014 and 2015, including the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final and Age Group World Championships. One of just eight series events around the globe in 2014, Chicago will welcome 130 of the world’s top Olympic-distance triathletes alongside such cities as Auckland, Cape Town, Yokohama, London, Hamburg, Stockholm and Edmonton.In addition to the elite races, the event features top-flight Olympic- and sprint-distance age-group races, as well as two relay options, offering amateurs the chance to compete in the same epic venue as the world’s best athletes. Launched in 2009, and rebranded in 2011, the ITU World Triathlon Series is televised in more than 160 countries.The City of Chicago joins the ITU World Triathlon Series in 2014 and 2015, including the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final and Age Group World Championships. One of just eight series events around the globe in 2014, Chicago will welcome 130 of the world’s top Olympic-distance triathletes alongside such cities as Auckland, Cape Town, Yokohama, London, Hamburg, Stockholm and Edmonton.In addition to the elite races, the event features top-flight Olympic- and sprint-distance age-group races, as well as two relay options, offering amateurs the chance to compete in the same epic venue as the world’s best athletes. Launched in 2009, and rebranded in 2011, the ITU World Triathlon Series is televised in more than 160 countries.ACTIVE Network is a leading provider of ‘Activity and Participant Management’ solutions. The company’s technology platform aims to make managing and operating all types of activities, events and organizations smarter and more efficient.ACTIVE powers over 47,000 global customers and builds leading vertical technology applications for the markets it serves. The company’s ACTIVEWorks cloud platform scales with customers, large and small. ACTIVE Network was founded in 1999, is headquartered in San Diego, California, and has offices worldwide.www.activenetwork.comchicago.triathlon.orgwww.usatriathlon.org Relatedlast_img read more

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Ribble Cycles maps out the UK’s velodromes

first_img Related Leading cycling retailer and manufacturer Ribble Cycles is helping budding cyclists across the UK learn more about where they can get on the track, by taking a look at velodromes across the country and where the most notable British cyclists have trained.Like many great sporting feats, Ribble notes that the results of London 2012 and this year’s Rio Olympics came after years of practice, dedication and investment. From the first velodrome at Preston Park to the Manchester Velodrome, Ribble is taking a look at the finest velodromes the UK has to offer and some of the great velodromes of the past.To illustrate its research Ribble Cycles has produced a map which allows aspiring cyclists to locate their nearest training ground and find out where some of the biggest names in cycling including Sir Chris Hoy, Laura Kenny, Bradley Wiggins and Becky James have all trained in the past.Matthew Lawson, Chief Marketing Officer, at Ribble Cycles said “With the buzz around British cycling still circulating from the Rio Olympics, we think it’s important to show just how much the UK has to offer in terms of training space for cyclists.“Whether it’s your first time on the track or you’ve been using your local velodrome for years, we hope this research encourages Brits to visit some of the UK’s finest velodromes where so many cycling stars have been in the past.”www.ribblecycles.co.uklast_img read more

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Fairway’s Old Mission United Methodist kicks off 75th anniversary celebrations with focus on service projects

first_imgThe Old Mission United Methodist Church sanctuary on Shawnee Mission Parkway is one of the most recognized structures in northeast Johnson County.In the summer of 1942, William and Helen Hanson got a call from regional leaders of the United Methodist Church asking if they’d be willing to help organize a new congregation in the growing Kansas City suburb of Fairway the Hansons called home. They agreed, and spent weeks walking door-to-door, asking their neighbors if they wanted to sign on. The response was impressive. On Sept. 20, 1942, nearly 200 people showed up for the congregation’s first service, held in what was then the Fairway Theatre (currently the building that houses the Fairway Houlihan’s).In planning Fairway, developer J.C. Nichols had set aside a parcel of land at the intersection of Shawnee Mission Parkway and State Park Road for use as a church. His company entered an agreement to sell the land to the new congregation for $6,500. They got a $5,000 loan from the Kansas City, Kan., Methodist Missionary Society to make the purchase.Seventy-five years later, Old Mission United Methodist Church remains a thriving institution, having grown from the small chapel building completed in 1947 to a full church with stately sanctuary that remains one of the most recognized buildings in northeast Johnson County.The congregation, currently led by Senior Minister Michael Gardner, is kicking off a year of 75th anniversary celebrations this weekend with what they’re calling a Mission Fair. Following the 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday, April 30, the congregation will host a gathering to highlight its current mission work. The fair will also feature food, live music, a dessert cook-off and games for kids. It is free of charge to attend.Gardner said the fair served as a way to highlight the constant thread that mission work has been throughout the church’s history.“Old Mission has had a long relationship with United Methodist and other mission activities, and refugee resettlement throughout the years,” Gardner said. “That’s a continuity throughout all of our history here — some engagement, always being supportive of United Methodist mission institutions. And I think people recognize the missionary roots from which we got our name in the Shawnee Indian Mission.”The church will also be holding a celebration in September to mark the anniversary of its first service.This weekend’s Mission Fair will run 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. All kids who attend will get a free book to take home. The church will be collecting snack items to donate to Roesland Elementary.The original Old Mission building is now part of the church’s day care operation.last_img read more

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Velocity Retail Group May transactions

first_imgFollowing is a summary of recent retail transactions completed by Velocity Retail Group, LLC.Andy Kroot of Velocity Retail Group represented Goodwill of Central Arizona in the purchase of 82,106 square feet of land for a new commercial maintenance facility. The lot, which was purchased from Satnam, LLC, is located just east of central Phoenix on the northeast corner of 32nd Street and Van Buren Road.Velocity Retail Group’s Larry Miller and John Jackson represented Paragon Vison Sciences, the leader in CRT Lenses, in relocating and expanding to a 45,000 square foot facility at 2120 West Guadalupe Road in Gilbert, Arizona. AZCAL, LLC is the Landlord for this 10-year lease, which was represented by Tom Louer and Stein Koss from Lee & Associates. Paragon Vision Sciences has estimated an October 2015 opening date for the new location.The duo also represented Arizona Greenway Hirani Investments, LLC in the 10-year lease of a 6,000 square foot building to Humana’s Iora Health. Located at the northeast corner of 32nd Street and Greenway Avenue in Greenway Park Plaza, this new clinic helps Humana expand their Iora Health brand into North Phoenix. DTZ’s Dev Gupta represented Humana in the transaction; which is set to open in October of 2015.Velocity’s Larry Miller, John Jackson, and Brian Gast teamed up to represent Val Vista Village Square, LLC in the lease of a 2,400 square foot space to Susie’s Wigs. This is a relocation of the business to the southeast corner of Cooper Road and Baseline Road in Mesa. Susie’s Wigs was represented by Jane Lee with DPR Commercial in the 5 year deal which is set to open this month.Larry Miller, John Jackson, and Michael Clark represented NorthStar Retail in the lease of a 3,184 square foot space to Shea Animal Hospital in Phoenix. This relocation is next door to their existing facility in Shea Plaza III, at the northwest corner of Shea Blvd., and 32nd Street.  Their former location is being razed to make way for a new mid-rise apartment complex. The new hospital is expected to open by September of 2015.Michael Clark and Darren Pitts at Velocity represented Mattress Firm in the leasing of a 10-year, 4040 square foot space on the southwest corner of 75th Avenue and Bell Road. The landlord is a venture formed by Wadsworth Development and Accelerated Development Services. The store is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2015.Velocity Retail Group Represented V’s Barber Shop in the lease of two separate facilities. The first is a 1200 square foot space on the northeast corner of 7th Street and Missouri Avenue in the Cinema Park Shopping Center. The second is an 1100 square foot facility on River Road at Campbell Avenue in Tucson, Arizona. Both leases are 10-year deals and expand V’s footprint to eleven stores in Arizona.last_img read more

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Spoiler Alert: Knowing the ending enhances the story

first_imgCTV News:Reading the final chapter of a book first or researching plot-spoiling movie reviews online before going to the cinema could actually enhance your entertainment experience, rather than lessen it, according to a new study.Researchers at the University of California, San Diego found that, quite simply, stories are not spoiled by spoilers.Just the opposite is true, in fact. When subjects in a study conducted by the university’s psychology department were asked to rate their enjoyment of various stories, they almost always picked the ones where they knew the outcome ahead of time.Participants in the study, which will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Psychological Science, were asked to read different versions of 12 stories written by John Updike, Roald Dahl, Anton Chekhov and Agatha Christie.Read the whole story: CTV News More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Sainsbury’s hopes to raise £300m with property plans

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Newcastle office development takes off like a rocket

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Kumho Names New National Sales VP

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 From Tire Review          Papazian, who joined Kumho is September, will serve as the tiremaker’s vice president of sales for the Western division. He previously worked as sales director for American Tire Distributors. 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.  Kumho Tire U.S.A. has hired John Hagan as its new national sales vice president. Additionally, the tiremaker has recently brought on two new regional vice presidents of sales – Kirk Papazian and Stephan Clave. “In the one year I have been with Kumho Tire U.S.A., we have experienced a lot of change. Even with these challenges considered, I believe these changes will bring about opportunity for immense growth in the coming year. With an already strong, existing team, I know Hagan, Papazian and Clave will lead us into many years of long-term growth, success and prosperity,” said Harry Choi, president and CEO of Kumho Tire NorthAmerica. 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.  Clave joined Kumho in November as the vice president of sales for the Eastern division. Clave has more than 15 years in the tire industry. Most recently he worked at American Tire Distributors and before that he spent 12 years with Pirelli.   AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,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 Hagan, who has more than 20 years experience in the industry, most recently worked at Toyo Tires where he was responsible for sales passenger, light truck and commercial tires. Hagan has a proven history of leadership in profitable business, industry knowledge, innovative sales and marketing programs, and new market development, the tiremaker said. 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. read more

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Hydrogen vehicle production for Denmark

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