Lake Custom shoe doping lets you match bike, kit, cat, whatever… on road or…

first_imgWe’ve touched on Lake’s custom shoe program a couple of times in recent years, but as their shoe doping scheme gets stronger it’s worth revisiting. Starting with a premium pair of carbon-soled Lake CX402 or CX332 road shoes, or MX332 mountain bike shoes, how to paint the blank canvas is completely up to you.Lake Custom Program cycling shoes color & graphicsThe standard customization will run you $590 for their top CX402 road shoe. The $480 CX/MX332 adds the option for road, cyclocross, or mountain bike specific soles.If you want to simply do a custom block color look, Lake’s online customization wizard has you covered. It guides step-by-step through the process of selecting the sole you need, then the upper material, and then individually picking each panel & logo color. They’ve been doing this since 1982, so they’ve got the technicolor shoes down pat.But if you want to go fully custom (trust me, if you came this far, you know you want to!) it’s going to be best to get in touch with Lake directly. Your local Lake dealer should be able to help you out. Or email Lake directly at either info@lakecycling.com or sales@lakecycling.com to get the ball rolling and those creative juices flowing.LakeCustom.com & LakeCycling.com Full custom graphics will bring the CX402 up to $650 or the CX/MX332 up to $550. You know you are worth it.last_img read more

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American Idol Winner David Cook Returns to Broadway’s Kinky Boots

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 Kinky Boots David Cook in a promo shot for “Kinky Boots”(Photo: Matthew Murphy)center_img David Cook is strapping on his boots yet again! The American Idol winner—who made his Broadway debut in April as Charlie Price in Kinky Boots—returns to the Tony-winning musical beginning on July 17 for a limited run through September 9. Cook succeeds Tyler Glenn, who played his final performance on July 15.Cook first launched to stardom following his season 7 American Idol win. He broke several Billboard-chart records when 14 of his songs debuted on the Hot Digital Songs chart and 11 of his songs debuted on the Hot 100, going on to sell more than 1.5 million albums, including his certified-platinum eponymous album. Cook’s brand-new EP Chromance, teased by his first single, “Gimme Heartbreak,” is currently available via all digital platforms.The winner of six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, a book by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein and direction and choreography by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell. View Commentslast_img read more

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Thanyapura Phuket welcomes new Aquatics Head Coach

first_imgSports hotel and multisport resort Thanyapura Phuket in Thailand has welcomed Spaniard Miguel Lopez Alvarado as the organisation’s new Aquatics Head Coach.Alvarado has more than 20 years’ experience as a swimming coach, has trained at the elite level, ‘steering able-bodied and disabled swimmers to great heights.’ A national swimming coach in his homeland of Spain, he has replaced American Randy Simon as the Thanyapura Aquatic Academy Head Coach.Thanyapura Phuket has been building momentum in recent months, offering an advanced triathlon training camp this August and expanding its position as a resort focusing on health and well-being. The organisation”s Executive Chairman is elite triathlete Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack.Thanyapura notes that Miguel Lopez Alvarado’s career is expansive. He has trained Olympians and Paralympians. His dossier of former charges includes three-time triathlon world champion and Olympic silver medallist Javier Gomez. He also coached three swimmers to Paralympic success. Pablo Cimadevila Alvarez, Sebastian Rodriguez and Pablo Saavedra Reinaldo all broke world records while training under Alvarado. More recently, he coached London 2012 Olympic swimmer Beatriz Gomez Cortez.Miguel studied at the University of Cambridge, where he obtained a Master’s degree. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in applied physiology and kinesiology from the University of Florida.“We’re very excited to welcome Miguel to the Thanyapura family,” said Thanyapura’s President and CEO Philipp Graf von Hardenberg. “Having Miguel at the helm will take our Silverfinz Programme to the next level.“His expertise and coaching background make him one of the best swimming coaches in Asia. He is a huge addition to the world-class coaching staff that now call Thanyapura home.”For 2014-15 Thanyapura has revitalized its Silverfinz Swim School program to provide a more clear development pathway for children who want to take up swimming as a sport. The program is positioned as a fun and exciting way to learn a necessary life skill in a safe and encouraging environment with an expert team of coaches, now led by Miguel. The program consists of seven levels for children to aspire towards and is open to everyone on the island of Phuket.Upon the completion of the Silverfinz Swim School, children may move into Thanyapura’s squads program (silver or gold), to further their swimming experience and begin competing at higher level competitions.www.thanyapura.com Relatedlast_img read more

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Metra Home Theater Group Debuts Lineup of HDMI Matrix

first_imgMetra Home Theater Group (MHTG) will unveil its new HDMI Matrix products at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. Two of the new HDBaseT HDMI Matrix products, the CS-44MHDBTS and CS-88MHDBTS, will provide integrators the opportunity to scale video content at different resolutions to different displays. Unlike traditional matrixes, these will not default to the lowest resolution in the system. This system supports 4K/60, HDR, HLG and Dolby Vision, as well as digital coax output and/or 3.5-millimeter stereo PCM connections, plus resolution scaling on the mirrored HDBaseT outputs. It supports all versions of HDCP up to and including version 2.2 and supports 18Gbps uncompressed on HDMI outputs and 18 Gbps with minimal loss compression on HDBaseT outputs.Two of the other HDMI matrix models, the CS-44M and CS-88M, provide quick switching features that will reduce user wait time when changing content/channels. These two models also support 4K/60, HDR, HLG and Dolby Vision, as well as digital coax output and/or 3.5mm stereo connections, HDCP up to and including version 2.2 and 18Gbps uncompressed on the HDMI outputs.All four of the new matrixes include pre-built drivers for the most commonly used control systems, including Crestron, C4, RTI and more, to make smart-home integration easy. Knowing that system setup and testing is a vital part of any installation, a built-in signal generator and built-in EDID management is included on all models to make the job even simpler. Rack ears are also included and IP, RS232 and IR control is also supported. Options will be available for 4×4 or 8×8 input/outputs in HDBaseT HDMI with scaling (CS-44MHDBTS or CS-88MHDBTS) or HDMI quick switching (CS-44M or CS-88M). A receiver (CS-RECHDBT) will also be available for the HDBaseT matrixes.New HDMI Matrix Products being featured at the 2019 CEDIA Expo include:CS-44MHDBTS: 4×4 HDBaseT HDMI Matrix with ScalingCS-88MHDBTS: 8×8 HDBaseT HDMI Matrix with ScalingCS-RECHDBT: HDBaseT Receiver for HDBaseT MatrixCS-44M: 4×4 HDMI Matrix Quick SwitchingCS-88M: 8×8 HDMI Matrix Quick SwitchingSee the 4×4 and 8×8 HDMI Matrix Switchers in this video:Metra Home Theater Group is here.last_img read more

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Tech-Trek-In-A-Box: Taking STEM Camp Across New Mexico

first_imgA student unpacking her Tech-Trek-in-a-Box for this year’s STEM Camp. Courtesy/AAUWAAUW News:Sixty 7th grade girls from across the state were selected in April to attend the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) STEM camp at New Mexico Tech. This was to be the seventh year that AAUW in New Mexico ran Tech Trek NM to nurture girls’ interests in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). So when COVID-19 made holding camp impossible, AAUW decided to try a new approach: take (literally mail) the camp to the girls. Thus was born Tech-Trek-in-a-Box.Tech Trek is usually a week-long residential camp where girls participate in STEM classes, workshops, and field trips. Although it was not feasible to run classes online, instructions and supplies for workshop activities could be boxed and mailed. With permission from parents and guardians, campers received a box that included a backpack, a Kindle tablet loaded with apps, a graphing calculator, workshop supplies and instructions, and a journal. Since at camp the girls meet women STEM professionals, the Kindle also included videos from the PBS series “Ask a Scientist,” highlighting New Mexico women in STEM careers, and an e-book, Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers who Changed the World.The boxes were mailed in early June, arriving just before Tech Trek was scheduled to start. Girls were encouraged to forge a virtual community of Trekkers by sharing information and experiences even while apart. One workshop involved conducting a hop test, a diagnostic tool used in physical therapy. The girls were asked to measure how far they could hop on one foot and then the other, repeating the exercise three times and submitting their data. All data was compiled and then sent back to them, with guidance on how to model the data with their graphing calculators.Another workshop involved participation in NASA’s Cloud Observation Citizen Science program. With their Kindles, girls took photos of the sky, recording the date, time, city and zip code on a cloud chart form, which they sent to Tech Trek or to the NASA website. A chemistry workshop included a series of experiments exploring the effects of temperature, time, and catalysts on chemical reactions. A biology workshop included assembling and creating insect models and studying pollinators such as bees and butterflies in their neighborhood.In a summer marked by cancelled activities and programs, Tech-Trek-in-a-Box was designed to engage Trekkers in exploring STEM concepts as a group, while still at home. A key aspect was that all workshops could be completed without internet access.Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. One enthusiastic Trekker wrote: “Thank you so much for the Tech Trek in a box! I love it and can’t wait to do the experiments and use everything. Thanks for thinking of me this summer!” A mother wrote: “[My daughter] received her Tech Trek box yesterday—and was wow! Was she ever oh-so surprised and delighted … Kudos to the Tech Trek team for knowing how to hook a teen—and quickly!”Next year AAUW plans to run two separate sessions of Tech Trek: one for the girls who would have attended this year and one for the girls who will be selected next year. In the meantime, AAUW is pleased to be fostering Trekkers’ STEM curiosity by bringing fun camp activities to them this summer. Special thanks go to Honeywell and Facebook, as well as to AAUW members and other donors across the state, for the funding that made Tech-Trek-in-a-Box possible. Additional information is available on the camp’s website (https://techtrek-nm.aauw.net).The sixty 2020 Tech Trekkers hailed from across the state. Courtesy/AAUWlast_img read more

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OESA Announces Addition To Leadership Team

first_imgTo help raise additional funds for local collision school programs, when paying their $25 registration fee online, golfers will be able to select one of the 90 participating I-CAR volunteer committees and $20 of their registration fee will be reinvested into collision schools in that specific market.  Tom Wolf, CREF board of trustees chair and PPG Automotive Refinish director of business development noted, “PPG is proud to continue supporting CREF’s efforts to help collision programs, students, and instructors and this is a creative way to get not only the industry, but general public supporting their local schools. While we are limited on the number of golfers that attend our annual CREF summer golf fundraiser, this virtual event allows for thousands to participate, knowing that their registration fee will be reinvested back into their local schools.” CREF Director of Development, Brandon Eckenrode noted, “We are excited about how this one event will bring together 90 I-CAR volunteer committees nationwide and through their local promotion of the event, the more support can be raised for collision schools. As collision instructors and students need the industry’s support now more than ever, we didn’t want the fact that in-person fundraisers not being possible to stop us from coming together for the future professionals of the industry.” Advertisement The 90 I-CAR volunteer committees will be promoting this fundraiser not only to their local industry members, but also the general public as the more local virtual golfers that participate, the more funding will be raised for their local collision school programs. Also, with the event being virtual, zero golfing skill is required, and golfers can play from the comfort of their home.Advertisement TROY, Mich. – The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) has appointed Virginia “Ginger” Juncker as the association’s new executive director, programs and member services. In this role, Juncker will spearhead OESA’s initiative to assist member companies in retaining key, high-potential employees through a series of leadership events and member engagement opportunities. She also will serve as project lead on many OESA industry events, facilitate several OESA councils and coordinate the engagement of students into OESA activities.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementJuncker joins OESA with a wealth of project management, organizational development and automotive experience, most recently with Devon Facilities Management and C4 Consulting LLC, as well as past roles with Visteon Corp., Ford Motor Co. and General Motors.Juncker holds a master of science in interdisciplinary engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., a master of business administration from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, in Dearborn, Mich., and a bachelor of science in engineering from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. She also serves as treasurer for the Township of Novi.“We are very excited to have Ginger join the OESA team,” said OESA President and CEO Julie Fream. “I am looking forward to working with Ginger as we engage the industry’s next generation of leaders and develop additional events and activities that promote the interests and support the needs of our members.”,To raise additional support for high school and college collision school programs, the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) will be collaborating with 90 I-CAR volunteer committee groups nationwide on a winter virtual golf fundraiser, exclusively sponsored by PPG Automotive. This event will be a private tournament within TopGolf’s online game, which will be held from Friday, Nov. 20 through Sunday, Dec. 20. Golfers will be able to play an unlimited number of rounds of virtual golf during those 30 days, while viewing an in-game leaderboard to see how they are doing compared to others golfing from around the country. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementcenter_img Ford Performance Racing School has donated two passes, a $4,000 value, that will be awarded to the virtual gofer with the best score at the end of the tournament. Registration is now open online. Industry members not located near one of the participating I-CAR Volunteer Committees can select “CREF General Fund” when registering and their registration fee will help CREF collision school programs, instructors and students nationwide. Registrants can download the free TopGolf online game to their phone, tablet, or desktop and start practicing their virtual golf swing prior to the Nov. 20 tee-off, when registered players will be given instructions on how to access the private in-game tournament. Questions regarding the fundraiser can be directed to CREF director of development  Brandon Eckenrode. I-CAR CEO & President John Van Alstyne said, “What a fantastic way to support an important cause. A couple I-CAR committees worked with CREF to innovate their normal golf outing fundraisers in the face of COVID earlier this year with great success, and the same can be expected here. I-CAR committees across the U.S. are increasingly focused on supporting career technical schools as our industry seeks more qualified and capable talent.  This event will be a fun and easy way to support that goal.” last_img read more

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Kraken FPSO comes in for inspection and certification stage in Rotterdam

first_imgFPSO unit Armada Kraken, meant for the Kraken field development in the UK North Sea, is currently undergoing inspection and certification in Rotterdam prior to its deployment to the field. The Kraken field is operated by EnQuest with 70.5% working interest with Cairn as its partner with 29.5% working interest.The field is a large heavy oil accumulation located in the East Shetland basin, to the west of the North Viking Graben; approximately 125 km east of the Shetland Islands.The FPSO was named in August 2016 and left Keppel Offshore & Marine’s Singapore shipyard in October, heading to deepwater anchorage to undertake commissioning work. Following completion of the commissioning, the harsh-environment FPSO started its journey from Singapore towards the North Sea on November 23, 2016.Cairn said in a project update on Tuesday that the Kraken development progressed well in 2016 finishing the year ahead of budget and on schedule for first oil in the second quarter of 2017.The oil company also reported that, following mechanical completion, and bulk of commissioning activities onboard the Kraken FPSO in the Far East, the FPSO is currently in Rotterdam for inspection and certification.According to the company, the drilling program on the field made ‘excellent progress’ in 2016 and drilling will continue throughout 2017. Results from the producer and injector wells drilled and completed met or exceeded pre-drill predictions with four producer and five water injectors completed.Further, subsea installation program completed with all three drill centers fully connected to submerged turret production buoy for hook up to FPSO and last mooring pile and wire/chains were installed.Armada Kraken is able to handle a peak fluid rate of 460,000 barrels per day (bpd) and 80,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd), 275,000 bpd of water injection, 20 million standard cubic feet (MMscf) of gas handling and has a storage capacity of 600,000 barrels.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

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Maxim names duo for Pacific Northwest

first_imgWilt has been named vice president for the Pacific Northwest division, while Clark will join the company as the vice president of operations for the region. They will assist with the integration of the Coast Crane Company, which Maxim acquired in 2017, as HLPFI reported here. Wilt and Clark will work with Greg Bellcoff, vice president of sales, and regional president Mark Swaney.Maxim has recently added facilities in Hubbard and Portland, Oregon to its Pacific Northwest network, which already includes branch locations in Pasco and Rochester in Washington.www.cranerental.comlast_img read more

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Child abuse inquiry counsel Emmerson suspended

first_imgThe lawyer overseeing the inquiry into historical allegations of sex abuse has been suspended after raising concerns about the scope of the probe.According to reports, Ben Emmerson QC (pictured) was suspended by Alexis Jay, chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA).Jay said the inquiry had ‘recently become very concerned’ about aspects of Emmerson’s leadership.Several national newspapers lead on the news with some reporting a breakdown in relations between Emmerson and Jay.According to The Times, Emmerson found out about his suspension only when he was contacted by the media and read about it on the internet. The paper added that he had desired a ‘restructuring’ of the inquiry but that it was at odds with Jay’s views.He earned more than £400,000 for his work on the inquiry last year.According to the BBC, more than one complaint had been made against Emmerson.A spokeswoman for home secretary Amber Rudd told the Daily Mail: ‘Ben Emmerson’s suspension is a matter for the independent inquiry, which is continuing its vital work in exposing the failure of public bodies and other organisations to prevent systematic child sexual abuse.‘Our commitment to this inquiry is undiminished. We owe it to victims and survivors to confront the appalling reality of how children were let down by the very people who were charged to protect them and to learn from the mistakes of the past.’Emmerson, a founder member of high-profile set Matrix Chambers, specialises in European human rights law, public international law and international criminal law.last_img read more

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FIRST MINISTER LAUNCHES NEW NATIONAL IMPROVEMENT FRAMEWORK FOR EDUCATION

first_imgScotland will seize the opportunity to be a world leader in assessing and driving forward educational progress for all children, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said yesterday.Launching a new National Improvement Framework for education, the First Minister outlined her ambition to eliminate the attainment gap between the least and most deprived children, setting out the action already being taken to address the gap through initiatives such as the £100 million Attainment Challenge FundThe Framework has been developed in consultation with teachers, parents and local authorities. It will see new and better information gathered throughout primary and early secondary school years to support individual children’s progress and to identify where improvement is needed.Local authorities will use new standardised assessments, in reading, writing and numeracy in P1, P4, P7 and S3 to evaluate learning and teaching through Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence. The information will be used by teachers to inform their judgement in the classroom and by parents, schools and local authorities to ensure that every child gets the right support at the right time. The assessments will be piloted in 2016 and available for use in 2017.From 2017, information on the percentage of children achieving curriculum levels in literacy and numeracy at P1, P4, P7 and S3 will be published nationally and by school and local authority. This data will be used to set specific milestones for closing the gap in attainment between children from the least and most deprived communities in Scotland.Parents will also be able to access information about their own child’s progress to know if further support may be required at home and in school.Addressing the International Congress on School Effectiveness and Improvement held in Glasgow the First Minister said:“Despite the progress we are making, nobody can be comfortable living in a country where different levels of wealth create such a significant gap in the attainment levels – and therefore the life chances – of so many children. That’s why the Scottish Government is taking concerted action now. Our overall aim is to raise standards everywhere, but to raise them most quickly, in the areas that most need it.“But we can only drive rapid and significant improvement if we can understand whether what we are doing is working. At the moment, nearly all of the 32 local authority areas in Scotland, conduct some form of standardised assessment to monitor children’s progress. However those assessments aren’t conducted on a consistent basis. As a result there is currently a lack of information about overall performance at both a national and local level.“That’s why today, after three months of extensive consultation, we are launching a National Improvement Framework for Scottish education. It is based on four key priorities for education – raising attainment, closing the attainment gap, improving health and wellbeing, and improving employability. It sets out measures for school improvement, school leadership, supporting teachers and engaging parents.“Teacher judgement lies at the heart of the system. Teachers will assess the literacy, numeracy of children in primary 1, primary 4, primary 7 and the third year of secondary school using a range of assessment approaches.“From 2017 – following pilots later this year – teacher judgement will be informed by a system of new national standardised assessment which will provide better and more consistent data about our children’s performance than we have ever had before. This teacher judgement data, underpinned by the new assessments, will be collected and published nationally each year to give us – for the very first time – a clear and consistent picture of how children and young people are progressing in their learning.“The information will allow us over the next few years to set clear, specific and meaningful milestones on the road to closing the attainment gap. I want to be clear, today, that my personal determination is that we are able to see and demonstrate progress on both excellence and equity by the end of the next parliament. And, as a country, I believe that we should all aspire to making substantial progress in completely eliminating the attainment gap within the next decade. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInFirst Minister confirms plans to introduce standardised assessments for schools. last_img read more

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