Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Mallorca

first_imgThe inaugural Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Mallorca will take place on the island of Mallorca on 14 May 2011. The Spanish island, known as a training paradise to many cyclists and triathletes, will host a qualifying race for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship for the first time. The host city of Alcudia is located in the north of the island and offers ideal conditions for the race.Sponsored by holiday operator Thomas Cook, the new event will be the first race of the 2011 European Ironman 70.3 race season, where athletes can test their form in mild temperatures.Kai Walter, Managing Director of Ironman European Headquarters, said, “We, together with our title sponsor and strong partner Thomas Cook, are looking forward to welcoming many athletes to the season kick-off on Mallorca.“With the swim in the Mediterranean Sea, the beautiful landscape of the bike course and the spectator-friendly run course through the inner-city of Alcudia, the Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Mallorca offers ideal conditions for another highlight in the European Ironman 70.3 race calendar.”Michael Tenzer, CEO Tourism at Thomas Cook AG, said, “Mallorca is, and always will be, one of the most popular travel destinations for German tourists in the Mediterranean Sea. We are glad to place another highlight with our Ironman 70.3 race.“Our travel operator, Neckermann Reisen, is leading in the market with his catalogue for sports travel. The trend sport, triathlon, is perfect for our programme and Ironman 70.3 is a top event, both for tourism and for sports.”Opening of registration and race course maps of the Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Mallorca event will be published in September.www.ironman703-mallorca.com Relatedlast_img read more

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Cross Duathlon Championships round off new look Triathlon England National Champs

first_img Related The Essex Off Road Duathlon, the seventh and final event of the new look 2013 Triathlon England – National Championships, will be taking place on 27 October at Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex, with the first ever English Club Duathlon title to fight for.Up to 500 people have entered the race, which will kick off with a 3.5K run, followed by a 14K bike ride and finishing off with a 3K run.Over the past year, Triathlon England notes that interest in multisport has increased dramatically and more women in particular are getting involved and ‘giving it a tri’ for themselves. In 2012, over 700 triathlons, duathlons and aquathlons took place in England, seeing over 125,000 people competing in races and many of them for the first time.Jem Lawson, Chair of Triathlon England, said “It’s great news to see how interest in the sport is continuing to grow and we are excited to say that our 2013 Triathlon England – National Triathlon Championships is already proving very popular.“With previous events selling-out, it shows these events are growing, and we hope that this in turn will encourage many more to get involved. Our memberships have been increasing steadily and we hope the value we offer will inspire more to get involved.”Graham Lee, of race organiser Multi Sport Management, said “The new Championship series has provided members of Triathlon England key races to focus on throughout the year. This will be the first Cross Duathlon Championship with age group honours at stake, but the Essex Off-Road Duathlon ethos of inclusion remains the same; with this fun and friendly race welcoming both experienced athletes to complete newbies along to take part.“We tweak the route every year to keep it fresh and this year we have reversed the bike route, increasing the fun factor as well as now being 100% tarmac free.”The new Triathlon England Engagement Trailer will also be heading to the event. The 14-foot trailer, which is kitted out with its own PA system and digital media area, provides a state-of-the-art facility for race-goers to talk to experienced members of the national governing body on a range of issues.Triathlon England staff will be on hand all day and are hoping to receive valuable feedback about the membership benefits it provides and to discuss other new initiatives currently happening within the sport.Dues to the successes of 2012, the Triathlon England – National Championships have grown to seven races in 2013. Triathlon England supports the delivery of opportunities for everyone to achieve their personal triathlon challenges in a fun and safe environment.Triathlon England is the National Governing Body for managing the sport and recreation of triathlon in England, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Members are affiliated to a region and can vote for their regional committee. There are nine regions, which correspond to the English regional government areas.Each region has a representative on the Council of Triathlon England, which appoints and supervises the controlling Management Board of Triathlon England.www.triathlonengland.orglast_img read more

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QSC Now Shipping Attero Tech Synapse D32Mi

first_imgThe QSC Attero Tech Synapse D32Mi networked audio interface is now shipping. QSC has also released a supporting update to uniFY Control Panel software. This newest model in the Synapse series of 1U rack-mount network audio interfaces provides 32 mic/line analog inputs with microphone preamps and Dante/AES67 connectivity, including up to 24-bit, 96 kHz analog-to-Dante conversion. The inputs are available as either terminal blocks or DB25 connections.The newest Synapse model offers front panel and network control of mic preamp gain, phantom power and muting. Easily-assignable front panel headphone volume control and source selection enable local input and Dante confidence monitoring at the rack position.The redundant SFP expansion combines with a fully redundant Dante interface to enable simplified networking infrastructure. In addition, the DM32Mi can also be interfaced to an additional Synapse family I/O device creating a complete digital snake solution and eliminating the need for additional switches. As with other many products in Attero Tech line, the Synapse D32Mi quickly integrates into the Q-SYS Ecosystem via its control plugin (available through the Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager within Q-SYS Designer Software) allowing for full device control.This shipping announcement comes in tandem with the release of unIFY v3.4.0 Control Panel software, device configuration and firmware update capabilities for the Synapse D32Mi and Axon C1 3rd Party Mode configuration.Here are all the specs.last_img read more

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Walmart breaks ground at Metrocenter

first_imgOfficials with Walmart, the City of Phoenix and Carlyle Development Group – along with area business leaders – were broke ground Wednesday for a new Walmart Supercenter. The project represents the single largest capital investment in Metrocenter Mall in decades.“Metrocenter Mall is a Phoenix icon that has served shoppers in this community for decades,” said Phoenix City Councilwoman Thelda Williams. “Together, this Walmart and City Council’s recent approval of a new development plan for Metrocenter symbolize re-investment and rebirth for this critical community asset.”Construction begins immediately on the approximately 148,000-square-foot store on the south side of Metrocenter Mall, near I-17 and Dunlap. The Supercenter will take shape on the site of the former Broadway building, which was recently demolished and had been vacant since 2006. The Walmart is slated to open in Spring 2017.“Those of us at Walmart are excited this project will both help us serve our customers better while playing an important role in the continued revitalization in the Phoenix landmark that is Metrocenter Mall,” said Paula Ginnett, a Walmart vice president and regional general manager. “This site is going to be buzzing with shoppers next year, and that’s a great thing – for the City of Phoenix, area businesses and Metrocenter Mall.”Metrocenter Mall opened in 1973 as the biggest shopping center in Arizona and one of the largest nationwide. Recent years saw Metrocenter challenged by the establishment of competing regional malls, changing shopping patterns and the Great Recession. Now, Metrocenter Mall owner Carlyle Development Group, the City of Phoenix and community leaders are intent on bringing new life to the area.In June, the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved a Planned United Development (PUD) application for 130 acres in and around Metrocenter Mall. The new zoning allows for multiple new uses, including office, senior housing, multifamily housing and healthcare. It also provides for increased height and density at the infill site.“Even in our early planning, the name ‘Walmart’ would come up regularly as a great fit for a mixed-use Metrocenter development,” said Warren Fink, COO of Carlyle Development Group. “With our new zoning, we’re now able to actively pursue that vision through the addition of elements like office, senior housing and medical uses. Walmart is a valued part of that mix, and a welcome addition to the neighborhood at large. We’re very pleased to celebrate their groundbreaking.”last_img read more

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Schroders to tempt German investors with ‘spezialfond’

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Housing gloom hardened by weak lending

first_imgThe British Bankers Association said mortgage approvals for house purchase fell from 27,499 in May to 21,118 in June, 67% below numbers a year earlier. Net mortgage lending rose £3.8bn, well below the six-month average of £5bn.David Dooks, BBA statistics director, said the figures implied that the whole market, including non-bank lenders, would be at its least active since the early 1990s.A survey by the Bank of England’s regional agents showed how severely uncertainty over house prices was exacerbating the housing market slowdown sparked by tighter credit conditions.Some estate agencies reported that up to two-fifths of transactions were falling through, whether because sellers had refused a lower offer, lenders withdrawn a mortgage offer, or buyers pulled out through fear of losing capital. Financial Times, The Timeslast_img read more

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Scott Mackie Appointed President Of Qualitor’s International Brake Industries

first_imgQualitor Inc. has named Scott Mackie as president of its International Brake Industries (IBI) division.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementMackie most recently served as vice president of business development and mergers and acquisitions for Navistar Inc. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of Weld Racing. In addition, during a 30-year career with General Motors and ACDelco, he held several general manager and managing director positions in North America and Europe.Gary Cohen, CEO of Qualitor, said, “I am pleased that Scott Mackie is joining us to lead IBI. The breadth of his experience in the automotive industry will ensure that IBI continues its focus on product and process innovation and international expansion.”Mackie holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and earned his Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago.,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 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.  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.  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. 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.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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Linde unveils world first hybrid regulator

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Linde Malaysia and PETRONAS confirm ASU JV

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Mercom Reports Strong Corporate and Project M&A Activity in Wind Sector

first_imgMercom Capital Group has released its report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the wind sector in 2015.According to the clean-tech research and consulting company, total global corporate funding in the wind sector, including venture capital/private equity (VC), debt financing and public market financing, raised by public companies reached $15.4 billion, compared to $11.8 billion in 2014. Global VC investments rose to $520 million in 14 deals in 2015, compared to $311 million in 15 deals in 2014.Public market financing in the wind sector was down in 2015 with $2.8 billion in 20 deals, compared to 16 deals for $3.7 billion in 2014. There were three IPOs in 2015, including two yieldcos, raising a total of $1.3 billion. Announced debt financing in 2015 increased by more than 56 percent bringing in $12 billion in 40 deals, compared to 2014 with $7.7 billion in 23 deals, Mercom reported.Announced large-scale project funding deals in 2015 totaled $18.3 billion in 101 deals compared to $19.9 billion in 120 deals in 2014. A total of 113 investors participated in these deals. Top investors continued to be development banks including KfW IPEX-Bank, which funded 14 projects, Brazilian Development Bank with nine, Santander with seven and Overseas Private Investment Corporation, which funded five projects, the report shows.Wind corporate M&A activity in 2015 accounted for 48 transactions of which only 30 disclosed transaction amounts. In comparison, there were 28 transactions (12 disclosed) in 2014.There were 154 wind project acquisitions in 2015 for nearly 30 GW compared to 2014 also with 154 transactions, for about 25 GW of wind projects. Investment funds once again led project acquisitions with 9 GW in 2015, followed by project developers with 8 GW, utilities with 7 GW and yieldcos with 5 GW of wind project acquisitions. Of the 154 project acquisitions this year, 140 involved onshore wind projects compared to 136 that exchanged hands in 2014, the company said.Mercom also tracked 48.8 GW of announced large-scale onshore and offshore projects in 2015 in various stages of development globally that could be potential candidates for financing and M&A.last_img read more

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