Limerick to host 2010 European Duathlon Championships

first_img Related Limerick Triathlon Club – with the support of Shannon Development, Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau, Limerick City Council, the University of Limerick Arena and Triathlon Ireland – is proud to announce that Europe’s top duathletes and triathletes will converge on Limerick City on 16-17 April 2011 to contest the European Duathlon Championships.Speaking at the announcement of the 2011 event John Deegan, Chairman of Limerick Triathlon Club said “It is a great honour for Limerick and Triathlon Ireland to be awarded the staging of the European Duathlon Championships.“It is a major boost for the sport and is a testament to Ireland’s ability to host international events, with this year’s European Championships in Athlone being a resounding success.”Deegan added, “The club has a strong tradition of hosting some of the best races in the country. I am also delighted to announce that St Gabriels School & Centre in Dooradoyle is the chosen charity for this event.”The championships are expected to attract approximately 600 overseas visitors, providing a significant boost to the local economy. Between 70 and 100 elite competitors are expected to participate in the main race event with a further 1,000 competitors taking part in a separate open race.According to Triathlon Ireland CEO Matt McKerrow, “It is both an exciting development and another forward step for the continued development of the sport. Triathlon continues to expand [in Ireland] with membership growing from 800 in 2006 to 5,566 in 2010.“The hosting of events such as this is vitally important to the continued development of the sport in Ireland.”Shannon Development’s CEO Vincent Cunnane added, “The Shannon Region and indeed Limerick city is very fortunate to be the host of such a prestigious event during our year as European City of Sport 2011.“Sports tourism is a major economic contributor to the city and the region and is worth approximately €60 million to our local economy annually. This event alone will generate a spend of over €1 million.“The work of the Limerick Triathlon Club in securing this event emphasises the importance of local sports ambassadors and is a testament to the success of the sports ambassadors’ programme we jointly launched with the Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau less than 12 months ago.”www.limericktriathlon.comlast_img read more

What If You Could Just ‘Forget’ to Bite Your Nails?

first_imgNew York Magazine:A bad habit can feel so automatic that it can be hard to even realize you’re doing it, which makes quitting the behavior feel impossible. But what if you could just will yourself to “forget” to bite your nails, or crack your knuckles, or snack late at night?That’s the gist of a new paper in Psychological Science, which was recently featured in the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest. The methodology is a little complicated, but, essentially, the German researchers instilled a habit into their participants, and then changed the rules of the game, requiring them to forget that newly learned behavior.Read the whole story: New York Magazinelast_img

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival First Presentation Of All 10 Of Beethoven’s Sonatas For Violin & Piano

first_imgSFCMF News: “Beethoven’s 10 violin-and-piano sonatas offer an opportunity to experience the compositional development of the master—from his Classical period through to the expansive innovation of his late style—in a concise, three-concert format,” Festival Artistic Director Marc Neikrug said. “Gems along the way are the ‘Spring,’ ‘Kreutzer,’ and last G-Major Sonata, Op. 96.” Capocchi received a graduate scholarship to the University of Arizona after winning numerous guitar competitions in his native Brazil, and since then he’s performed in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Belgium and recorded three CDs. Recent engagements include the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, New Mexico Performing Arts Society, New Mexico Classical Guitar Festival, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Santa Fe Community Orchestra, and Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra. Capocchi teaches at the Santa Fe Guitar Academy, plays and offers workshops at festivals in North and South America, and leads the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s Guitars in Our Schools program at Kha’p’o Community School at Santa Clara Pueblo.TICKET INFORMATIONFestival tickets are available in a variety of options and may be purchased with any major credit card by calling 505.982.1890 (or toll free at 888.221.9836, ext. 102); visiting, where seat selection is available; emailing; or stopping by the Festival Ticket Office in the lobby of the New Mexico Museum of Art at 107 West Palace Avenue in Santa Fe. The Ticket Office is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Ida Kavafian recently marked her 34th year as artistic director of the Music from Angel Fire chamber music festival in New Mexico. A frequent artist of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for more than 40 years and a former violinist of the Beaux Arts Trio, Kavafian currently performs as a soloist; in recital with her sister, violinist Ani Kavafian; as a guest with distinguished ensembles; and as a faculty member at the Curtis Institute of Music, Juilliard School, and Bard College Conservatory of Music. She’s premiered many new works, and she’s the co-founder of the ensembles TASHI, OPUS ONE, and Trio Valtorna. She holds the Nina von Maltzahn Chair in Violin Studies at Curtis, where she was awarded the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Conductor David Zinman, who last appeared at the Festival in 2010, leads 13 musicians in one of Mozart’s most magnificent works—the Serenade for Winds & Bass, known as the “Gran Partita”—during the August 11 concert, held at 6 p.m. in The Lensic. Tickets are nonrefundable; however, if you’re unable to use your tickets, prior to the performance, you can donate them to the Festival or exchange them in person, via email at, or online at Ticket exchanges are subject to fees and restrictions. Anne-Marie McDermott has played concertos, recitals, and chamber music in hundreds of cities around the world. She serves as artistic director of the Bravo! Vail Music Festival and the Ocean Reef Chamber Music Festival and as curator for San Diego’s Mainly Mozart Festival. Her extensive discography includes the complete Prokofiev piano sonatas, Bach’s English Suites and partitas, Gershwin’s complete piano and orchestral works, Haydn piano sonatas and concertos, and upcoming releases of several Mozart concertos. McDermott is a longtime member of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, with whom she tours every season, and she’s a member of the piano quartet OPUS ONE, which has commissioned more than a dozen works. McDermott is awinner of the Young Concert Artists Auditions and an Avery Fisher Career Grant.FESTIVAL DEBUT OF PIANIST ZOLTÁN FEJÉRVÁRIHungarian pianist Zoltán Fejérvári makes his Festival debut by appearing on four programs, beginning with a solo recital on August 13 at noon in the New Mexico Museum of Art that includes spirited works from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries: the Humoreske in B-flat Major by Schumann, Three Burlesques by Bartók, and Elf Humoresken (Eleven Humoresques) by contemporary German composer Jörg Widmann. He also appears on three chamber music concerts, playing Bach’s Concerto in D Minor for Keyboard Solo after Marcello, BWV 974, Aug. 17; Ravel’s elegant Piano Trio in A Minor with violinist Benny Kim and cellist Eric Kim Aug. 18; and Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet with members of the Dover Quartet and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra’s associate principal bass, Leigh Mesh, during the season-finale concert Aug. 19. All three chamber music concerts are 6 p.m. in The Lensic. Zoltán Fejérvári has performed as a soloist with the Budapest and Verbier Festival Orchestras, Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, and Concerto Budapest Symphonic Orchestra, among other ensembles. In August 2018, at the request of Sir András Schiff, he performed in Mr. Schiff ’s stead at the Lucerne Festival. In September, he performed at Classical Spree, the festival of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Additional 2018–19 engagements included concerts in Budapest and Turin and appearances in Kalamazoo, Michigan, as part of the Gilmore Keyboard Festival’s Rising Stars Series; at Union College in Schenectady, New York; and at The Coast Recital Society and the Vancouver Recital Society in British Columbia. He also performed at the Borletti-Buitoni Trust’s 15th-anniversary concert and toured twice with Musicians from Marlboro. Mr. Fejérvári won first prize at the 2017 Concours musical international de Montréal and is a recipient of a 2016 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.THE RETURN OF FESTIVAL FAVORITESSeveral artists return to the Festival during Weeks 5 & 6.center_img Also during the August 11 concert, pianist Shai Wosner joins Berlin Philharmonic Principal Horn Stefan Dohr for two works: Brahms’s somber and stunningly beautiful Horn Trio, which includes violinist Benny Kim, and Schubert’s deeply moving homage to his idol, Beethoven—Auf dem Strom (On the River)—which spotlights tenor Paul Appleby. Mr. Wosner also performs Mendelssohn’s Konzertstück in F Minor with clarinetist David Shifrin and bassoonist Christopher Millard on August 12 at 6 p.m. in The Lensic, and on August 14, at noon in the New Mexico Museum of Art, he plays Janáček’s evocative Concertino and Thuille’s lushly Romantic Sextet. Highlights of the Festival’s final weeks include several artist debuts and the return of Festival-audience favorites; beloved classics by Mozart, Brahms, and Schubert; charming, lesser-known works by Britten and Janáček; and the Festival’s first-ever presentation of the complete cycle of Beethoven’s groundbreaking Sonatas for Violin & Piano. Clarinetist David Shifrin plays the Mozart, Mendelssohn, Janáček, and Thuille works mentioned above, as well as Falla’s Harpsichord Concerto—a seemingly anachronistic yet fully modern work—with New York Philharmonic harpsichordist Paolo Bordignon on August 12. He also performs Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet—one of the composer’s final works and one that’s often cited as his greatest piece of chamber music—with the Dover Quartet Aug. 18. Both concerts are at 6 p.m. in The Lensic. The Dover Quartet appears on three programs this season. In addition to the Aug. 18 concert (see above), on August 15, at noon in the New Mexico Museum of Art, they play Beethoven’s “Serioso” Quartet, which was given its nickname by Beethoven himself; Britten’s String Quartet No. 1, written toward the end of the composer’s years-long stay in America; and Webern’s heartfelt Langsamer Satz (Slow Movement), inspired by a romantic hike Webern took in Lower Austria with his future wife. Aug. 19, during the season- finale concert held at 6 p.m. in The Lensic, members of the quartet perform Halvorsen’s Passacaglia in G Minor for Violin & Viola (based on themes by Handel), Kodály’s folk-tune-infused Duo for Violin & Cello, and Schubert’s popular “Trout” Quintet, which features variations on an 1817 song Schubert wrote called “The Trout.”ADDITIONAL FESTIVAL DEBUTSIn addition to Zoltán Fejérvári, artists making their Festival debuts include the New York City Ballet Orchestra’s principal oboe, Randall Wolfgang, who appears on five programs and plays, among other works, Marcello’s Oboe Concerto in C Minor (at 6 p.m. Aug. 17 in The Lensic) and Britten’s charming Two Insect Pieces with pianist Paolo Bordignon (at 6 p.m., Aug. 18 in The Lensic). Debuts also include Eric Wyrick and Carla Ecker, violin; Julia DeRosa, oboe; Miles Jaques, basset horn; and Karen Suarez and James Wilson, horn. Violist Theresa Rudolph, tenor Paul Appleby, and hornists Gregory Flint and Stefan Dohr, who also appear on programs this week, made their Festival debuts earlier in the season.FREE ANNUAL INDIAN MARKET CONCERTAt 6 p.m., Aug. 16, in the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Festival presents its free annual Indian Market Concert. This year’s program is a solo recital by guitarist Roberto Capocchi, who plays Andrés Segovia’s transcription of the Chaconne from Bach’s Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004; Five Preludes by Villa-Lobos; Élégie by Johann Kaspar Mertz; Rêverie by Giulio Regondi; and El Abejorro by Emilio Pujol. All of the Week 5 & Week 6 concerts are held in either St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art or The Lensic Performing Arts Center, both of which are the Festival’s longtime Santa Fe venues.THE BEETHOVEN SONATASFor the first time in its history, the Festival presents a complete performance of Beethoven’s Sonatas for Violin & Piano. Over the course of three evenings (Aug. 13-15), at 6 p.m. in The Lensic, violinist Ida Kavafian and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott perform all 10 of the genre-defining works, beginning with the first three sonatas in the cycle. SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival—which runs Sunday, July 14, through Monday, Aug. 19—brings its 2019 season to a close with Weeks 5 & 6, beginning Sunday, Aug. 11, and ending with the season-finale concert Monday, Aug. 19.last_img read more

Chief Medical Officer explains testing procedure for quarantined individuals

first_img Oct 16, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 (Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 10, 2020 – SKNIS): Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hazel Laws has assured residents of St. Kitts and Nevis that persons currently in quarantine will be tested for COVID-19 before the 14-day period ends. The tests using the Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) involves placing a swab deep into a patient’s nose. Dr. Laws prepared the students for the test, warning that it’s not painful but can be somewhat uncomfortable. As such, testing is done toward the end of the quarantine period. More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… “They were not tested immediately upon returning into the federation because if we had done so the students would have to be subjected to about two or three samples and tests,” Dr. Laws stated on Sunday (May 10) during the National Emergency Operations Centre COVID-19 Daily Briefing. More importantly, Dr. Laws added that early testing might produce a result that can be misleading. You may be interested in… CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Oct 15, 2020 St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Take, for instance, the 51 students from St. Kitts and Nevis recently repatriated from Jamaica. The students are quarantined in a government facility and are in regular contact with health professionals. More than half of the infected persons recoverMinistry of Health – The number of persons in St. Kitts and Nevis who has officially recovered from COVID-19 has surpassed the number of persons infected with the coronavirus. Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Hazel Laws shared the news at the National Emergency Operations Centre COVID-19 Daily Briefing on May 01,…May 2, 2020In “General”St. Kitts and Nevis still to determine date for implementation of CARICOM BubbleBasseterre, St. Kitts/Nevis, SKNIS – CARICOM Heads of Government took a significant step towards reviving the COVID-19 challenged travel and tourism sectors, with the agreement to institute a Travel Bubble among the CARICOM Member States and Associate Members from Friday 18 September 2020. However, St. Kitts and Nevis has not…September 26, 2020In “St. Kitts & Nevis”St. Kitts and Nevis to reopen in 2 phasesStory via CMC – The Government of St. Kitts Nevis says that in an effort to continue protecting citizens and residents, as well as visitors from the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the borders of the twin island federation will be reopened on a phased basis. “We are taking a…October 9, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApp Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC “If we test them on day one or day two and the sample is negative that does not mean that they are negative,” Dr. Laws stated. “In another two, three, four or five days if you were to resample and test, that sample can come out positive and so based on the foregoing I want to state that a negative RT-PCR test result during the quarantine period does not shorten the period of time the individual has to remain in quarantine.” The World Health Organization reports that the incubation period for COVID-19, which is the time between exposure to the virus (becoming infected) and symptom onset, is on average 5-6 days, however, it can be up to 14 days. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 16, 2020last_img read more

Peter McCausland to receive lifetime achievement award

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Air Liquide acquires startup

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Hansom: I second that emotion

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Mammoet turns on gas in Algeria

first_imgMammoet explained that a large earthquake in 2003 had resulted in poor infrastructure on the transport route, leaving the condition and weight-bearing capacity of a number of bridges uncertain.Due to these conditions, the Algerian government prohibited the transport of the cargo to the Cap Djinet plant by road.Therefore, Mammoet devised a solution that involved moving the cargo via barge 70 km along the coast. The generator was loaded on 24 axle lines of SPMT, before being rolled onto the barge and secured using around 400 tonnes of stools and beams.Mammoet explained that Algeria is one of the wealthiest countries in Africa in terms of raw materials, with extensive crude oil and natural gas deposits. Due to its economic development, the country plans to expand its power generation capacity from the current level of 11 GW to approximately 26 GW by the year 2022.To meet the demands of energy consumption in Algeria, there are 14 power plants planned with eight currently under construction. These are combined cycle plants, each with a planned output from 1,200 MW to 1,600 MW, explained Mammoet, which has been involved in transport operations for four of these projects so far.www.mammoet.comlast_img read more

Energy port moves ahead

first_imgThe Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the Province of North Holland, the Municipality of Velsen, Tata Steel, IJmuiden Seaport and the port of Amsterdam signed a partnership agreement earlier this month that will see the parties transform the facilities, located at the former Averijhaven, into an operational base for the construction and maintenance of wind energy projects.Located on the seaside of the North Sea Canal, just before the IJmuiden lock complex, the energy port will support, for example, the construction of the Hollandse Kust West and IJmuiden Ver wind farms, said the port of Amsterdam.Tata Steel is allowing land access to the energy port through its site in Velsen North. The company is also providing 5 ha of industrial estate.With Tata Steel’s area, as well as the existing acreage of the Averijhaven, the public port area will cover more than 15 ha. A 580 m quay will be installed at the port area, 200 m of which will be suitable for heavy-duty operations, with a water depth of 12.5 m. The remaining 380 m will have a water depth of 10 m.The port of Amsterdam and IJmuiden Seaport will be responsible for the commercial operation of the energy port, on behalf of the other partners.www.portofamsterdam.comwww.tatasteeleurope.comlast_img read more

Lucchini RS continues expanding

first_imgEUROPE: Italian wheel manufacturer Lucchini RS is expanding its European operations with three strategic acquisitions, the company’s Chairman Guiseppe Lucchini told Railway Gazette at InnoTrans on September 23.In Austria, the group has established a new Central Europe subsidiary as a 75:25 joint venture with local company SMW, whose owner and CEO Manfred Zorn becomes CEO of Lucchini CE. This company will focus on the German-speaking markets in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.To serve French-speaking markets, Lucchini RS has founded a wholly-owned company in Belgium, known as LBX. Operational since July 1, this has acquired the assets from the former Belgian operations of Valdunes, which had been spun off when the French wheel manufacturer was sold earlier this year. According to LBX Chairman Michel Durif, the business will employ around 30 skilled staff, focusing on the finishing and machining of wheelsets to local customer specifications, using wheel blanks and axles manufactured at the company’s high-tech steelworks in Lovere.Outside the rail market, Lucchini RS has acquired a 49% stake in Italian forging company Mamé, which mainly supplies specialist forgings to the oil and gas industry and the power generation sector. This ‘synergistic’ agreement includes provision for Lucchini RS to increase its stake to between 75% and 100% in 2017.last_img read more