THE FISHER HOUSE

first_imghttps://www.fisherhouse.org/programs/houses/house-locations/north-carolina-womack-army-medical-center/E-mail: ftbragg.fisherhouse@gmail.comLocation: 3120 Loop Road, Fort Bragg close to WAMC & WTBPhone 849-3466The Fisher House is a “home away from home” for Families of inpatients at Womack Army Medical Center, the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center and other area hospitals. It can also accept outpatient visitors on a space available basis. There are no guest fees charged for lodging.last_img

Giro d’Italia Pro Cycling Team Start List

first_imgOut of a maximum 22 teams, 20 are confirmed to line up at the start the 2009 Giro d’Italia in Venice.  Check out our prior post, if you haven’t seen it, for a course fly over. They 2009 Giro teams are:Acqua&Sapone – Caffe’ Mokambo (Ita)Ag2r La Mondiale (Fra)Astana (Kaz)Bbox Bouygues Telecom (Fra)Caisse d’Epargne (Spa)Cervelo Test Team (Svi)*Fuji-Servetto*Garmin – Slipstream (USA)ISD (Ita)Lampre-NGC (Ita)*Liquigas (Ita)LPR Brakes – Farnese Vini (Irl)Quick Step (Bel)Rabobank (Ola)Silence/Lotto (Bel)Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni/Androni Giocattoli (Ven)*Team Columbia/High Road (USA)Team Katusha (Rus)Team Milram (Ger)Team Saxo Bank (Dan)Xacobeo Galicia (Spa)** These teams were wild cards but are now finalized to appear.last_img

Gore blocks the wind with new Windstopper jersey and bib shorts

first_imgAdding to the new waterproof and windproof jackets based on the newest iterations of Gore’s industry leading Gore-Tex and Windstopper fabrics, they’ve also decided to step up their game in how the rest of their cycling range handles foul weather riding. As the latest to go up against the sector created single-handedly by the Gabba jersey, Gore brings their Windstopper fabric to a new short sleeve jersey that is designed to keep you warm in those transition seasons, before the arrival of fair weather riding and after the weather has started to go downhill again. At the same time, when the thought comes up of keeping you upper body warm there aren’t as many options in the shorts department. Gore has taken their penchant for blocking wind and solved the shorts issue as well with three new pairs of bibs that incorporate a new windproof chamois insert… The new Power Windstopper shortsleeve jersey takes the same lightweight, breathable, and highly water resistant softshell fabric that makes up the recently introduced Rescue jacket and cuts it into a standard jersey to suit a wide range of temperatures. Designed to protect whenever the weather is unpredictable, the jersey is intended to be worn next to the skin for all day comfort no matter how the conditions turn. The race-cut jersey includes slightly longer tight fitting arms and high collar to keep the elements out. It gets three standard rear pockets, a bit of a drop tail, and reflective accents throughout. The Power WS jersey is available in red, black, and black with high-vis yellow sleeves for $140.For spring and summer 2016, Gore is taking better care of men with the new Windstopper-like chamois pad insert. Available now in Xeon, Oxygen, and Power level bibs, the new seat insert adds a pre-curved shell up front to keep men’s dangly bits nice and protected from the elements. In essence it is just the typical chamois pad from each of the standard shorts, with the simple addition of a completely windproof insert at the front to protect the rider from the unpleasant cold winds that tend to hit on longer downhills in colder or unexpectedly changing weather conditions. Built on Gore’s premier wind cheating membrane tech, the insert provides exceptional breathability, taking moisture quickly away from the body for comfort even in warm, summer temperatures. Gore is so confident in the breathability of this new insert, and its superiority over conventional foam pads, that they are deploying it in all new padded bibs shorts and tights starting with this new spring & summer collection. The first to get the new wind-blocking pads are the Power and Oxygen shorts.The Power bib shorts with the windproof Power chamois will retail for $120, and feature a 25cm inseam, mesh bib back, and reflective detailing on the legs and but. The next step up Oxygen 2.0 bib shorts also get a windproof  chamois, this time at the appropriate Oxygen spec level. These $150 O2 bibs step up the detailing a bit with longer 28cm legs and flatter cuffs, flat straps designed not to dig into your shoulders, and again reflective logos details. Premier level Xeon bib shorts are also said to get the new tech, although we haven’t seen them just yet. All of the new spring/summer 2016 gear from shorts to jerseys and jackets is available now from your local Gore retailers, as well as direct from Gore through their own websites.GoreApparel.comlast_img read more

Wahoo Fitness partners with pro triathlete Diana Riesler for 2015 season

first_imgWahoo Fitness, the workout apps and smartphone connected fitness device specialist, is partnering with Diana Riesler for the 2015 season. Diana Riesler was the 2013 ETU Long Distance Champion and 2014 IRONMAN Malaysia Champion.Wahoo Fitness notes that, as a 5x IRONMAN podium and 2 times sub 9-hour finisher, Diana is one of the leading female long distance triathletes in the world and one of the fastest bike competitors on the circuit. She holds several bike course records.Wahoo is providing Diana with the ‘cutting edge technology and performance metrics’ that enable her to monitor her athletic conditioning as she prepares for a goal of a top 10 at IRONMAN Hawaii 2015 and the podium at Challenge Roth 2015.Through this sponsorship deal, Diana will train exclusively on a Wahoo KICKR Indoor Power Trainer, a TICKR X Workout Tracker and a Blue SC Speed & Cadence Sensor.Diana Riesler was born in Jena, Germany, and is coached by Jo Spindler as a member of professional triathlon team TeamTRIPEP.After recently placing in the top 5 at the IRONMAN South African Championship and setting another bike course record with a superb 5 hour 16 minute bike split, Diana commented on the Wahoo’s product line. “I am very happy to officially be partnering with Wahoo and the continued use of their state-of-the-art, innovative products,” she said. “I love the KICKR which is simply the most advanced turbo trainer I’ve ever ridden. And Wahoo’s easy to use speed, cadence and heart rate devices make life a lot easier.”“Challenging indoor sessions on a turbo trainer are a substantial part of Diana’s training program,” added coach, Jo Spindler. “There’s no question in my mind that the Wahoo KICKR trainer will give Diana another competitive edge in her already exceptional racing. Wahoo’s KICKR, TICKR X and Blue SC are the perfect devices to accurately monitor and analyze Diana’s training progress.”“Wahoo loves to see our technology in the hands of the world’s top athletes,” said Chip Hawkins, CEO of Wahoo Fitness. “We designed our hardware and software to provide the very best training experience, be it power based workouts on the KICKR indoor trainer or heart rate training regimes using the TICKR X workout tracker. We wish Diana the best of luck in 2015.”Using Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+ technology, the KICKR Power Trainer connects to a wide range of smartphones, tablets, and PCs, allowing full resistance control during training sessions. The KICKR’s built-in power meter delivers personalized power-based training. The TICKR X gathers advanced motion analytics and heart rate data, with or without being connected to a phone.Wahoo Fitness notes that, unlike any other fitness tracker, the chest based wearable combines heart rate with motion analytics to track reps in the gym including push-ups, squats, lunges, sit-ups, cycling cadence, running form (including vertical oscillation and ground contact time) and more.The RFLKT+ Computer wirelessly connects to a cyclist’s phone and displays all of the data from the cycling app of choice on the handlebars. Users can customize and toggle between screens, control start/stop timer, and even control phone functionality such as music playback.Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Wahoo Fitness has ‘created a full ecosystem of sensors and devices for the runner, cyclist or general fitness enthusiast’.www.wahoofitness.comwww.diana-riesler.comwww.team-tripep.com Relatedlast_img read more

City council condemns Mission Bowl, finding it an unsafe, dangerous structure

first_imgMission Bowl has fallen into further disrepair following the fire four years ago. The city council voted to condemn it on Monday.The City of Mission on Monday evening adopted a resolution — unanimously and with no discussion — finding Mission Bowl, 5399 Martway Street, an unsafe and dangerous structure that needs to be repaired or removed.The owners of Mission Bowl have 10 days to present a plan for restoration or removal of the building and 30 days to execute that plan. If no plan is presented or the work is incomplete after 30 days, the city can remove the structure and bill the owners. In that case, if the owners do not pay the bill, a lien can be placed on the property.Mayor Ron Appletoft noted on Monday that the council had deliberated at length on the issue earlier this month.City council directed city staff to develop findings of fact after a public hearing last month. During the hearing, the city building official Jim Brown presented his findings from a July inspection of the building.The inspection found Mission Bowl to be a dangerous structure, and the city has deemed it an attractive nuisance. Additionally, a report of Brown’s findings were sent to the owners and the city did not receive a response, Councilmember Hillary Parker Thomas said.Mayor Ron Appletoft noted that, while Monday’s deliberations were brief, members of the council had discussed the issue at length at a meeting earlier this month.“I do want to reiterate that even though there’s no discussion going on now, at our November committee meetings these were discussed in great detail,” Mayor Ron Appletoft said.Mission Bowl has sat vacant for the last four years, after the building caught fire in April 2015. A legal dispute between the building owners and National Catastrophe Restoration Inc. held up the restoration process. In 2017, the owners announced they did not intend to reopen the Mission location. The owners did not respond to requests for comment for this story.last_img read more

Team of four freshmen compete in Oz Memorial

first_imgOverall, Kyle Burdick finished first and led South Dakota State to a win.As the Gophers set their eyes for Sept. 23 at the 32nd Annual Griak Invitational, Plasencia had great things to say about his team as the season progresses.“I’m excited for this season,” Plasencia said. “We’ve got some guys that can run pretty well towards the front of the pack and we’ve got some depth as well. More depth than we’ve had in the past few years.” Team of four freshmen compete in Oz MemorialCoach Steve Plasencia said that runners do not run back-to-back weeks, so only freshmen competed on Friday. Anthony BryantSeptember 11, 2017Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers ran four unattached freshman Friday evening at the Oz Memorial meet at Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul. Since runners typically don’t run back-to-back weeks, other runners had a chance to participate with the Indiana Open happening last weekend.Freshman Hunter Lucas led the way and finished sixth with a time of 20:39.4. Freshman Patrick Roos (21:02.3) finished 12th, while freshman Jordan MacIntosh (21:47.3) placed 39th and freshman Joe Morrison (22:23.3) ranked 53rd.“We didn’t really run any of our varsity guys tonight,” said head coach Steve Plasencia. “We’re training through, getting ready for the Griak.”last_img read more

H7N9 cases ebb in China as CDC creates vaccine virus

first_imgThe number of new H7N9 avian flu cases in China declined again this week, which if sustained would fit the pattern of a lull over the summer months. In US developments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it has created a candidate vaccine virus.Nine new cases in ChinaNine cases were reported in China, eight of which involved contact with poultry or their environments, according to a regular update today from Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP). The weekly total is down from 16 reported the previous week.All the patients are men, ranging in age from 36 to 74. They hail from seven different provinces across a broad part of the country. The report didn’t say if any of the illnesses were fatal.China is in its fifth and biggest H7N9 wave, and the new cases push the number of infections this season to at least 713, at least 205 of them fatal.Meanwhile, in H7N9 agricultural developments, H7N9 was detected for the first time in live-bird markets in Inner Mongolia province, part of an ongoing northward spread of the virus, according to a May 24 update from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).Positive poultry and environmental samples were from three different cities. So far no human cases have been reported in the province. Inner Mongolia mainly borders Mongolia, with a small part abutting Russia.Candidate vaccine virusMeanwhile, the US CDC said in a May 23 update on China’s H7N9 developments that it has completed work on a new H7N9 candidate vaccine virus that matches a new lineage of the virus that has recently emerged in China.Most of the recent H7N9 viruses from China belong to the Yangtze River Delta lineage, which shows reduced cross-reactivity to earlier candidate vaccine viruses, suggesting that stockpiled vaccines made with the earlier virus might not protect against the newly circulating viruses. The CDC is now coordinating shipment of the new candidate vaccine virus to manufacturers.At a March meeting, World Health Organization advisors said two existing H7N9 vaccine strains didn’t seem to protect against the new lineage, and they proposed the development of a new one.Also, the CDC said an analysis of publicly available genetic data shows that about 10% of viruses from China’s fifth wave have markers suggesting resistance to one or more neuraminidase inhibitors. In February, Taiwanese health officials reported resistance markers in a sample from a patient who contracted an infection in China.See also:May 26 CHP statementMay 24 FAO updateMay 23 CDC updatelast_img read more

Celette-Elektron Names New General Manager

first_imgDeMoulpied 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. 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.  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 LOMBARD, Ill. – Celette Inc. and Elektron Inc. have announced a change in management at their U.S. headquarters. Timothy Morgan has been appointed general manager for both companies. He replaces Matthias Larisch, who has left the organization. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Morgan most recently served as the Celette-Elektron director of sales and technical operations. He has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive industry, including more than 15 in collision equipment distribution, marketing and education. “We will continue the improvements we’ve made over the past 18 months in customer service, distribution and training. We’re very excited about the opportunities in the U.S. and Canada for both our flagship brands,” said Morgan. Celette is a leading producer of automobile frame repair benches and measuring devices, and Elektron is a respected manufacturer of spot welders and other equipment for the auto body repair industry. Both Elektron and Celette are owned by The Equinox Group, an industrial partnership based in Switzerland, with U.S. headquarters located in Lombard, Ill.,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 MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Liddie Martinez Book Signing Events Nov. 17, 19, 22

first_imgAuthor Liddie MartinezEspañola ValleyCOMMUNITY News:Author Liddie Martinez and Pajarito Press LLC invite the public to attend one of three events to hold in your hands this newly published book—The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes—and to receive a signed copy of this beautifully illustrated, long-awaited cookbook.Martinez is sharing her traditional farm-to-table recipes that have been handed down for centuries. Now these delicious dishes can be carried on by you and your family—just in time for holiday giving!Events:Sunday, Nov. 17, 2-4 p.m. at the Los Luceros historic site, 253 Co Road 41, Los Luceros;Tuesday, Nov. 19, 5-7:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. 2132 Central Ave. in Los Alamos; andFriday, Nov. 22, 5-7:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market in the Santa Fe Railyard.Register to pre-purchase a copy of the book, meet Martinez and enjoy refreshments and celebrate together. The price for each event is $35. Contact: TheChileLine.com.To order books, click here.last_img read more

City of London to acquire an interest in the Walkie-Talkie

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