HUUB Design has announced an exclusive partnership with Swim Serpentine, the new two-day open water swimming festival that will be staged in the heart of London over the weekend of 24-25 September 2016.The multiple award-winning wetsuit and triathlon apparel manufacturer will provide wetsuits, swimwear and swim accessories to all participants looking to hire or purchase equipment for the event.All swimmers in the mass-participation mile must wear either a wetsuit or use a tow-float.HUUB founder and managing director Dean Jackson said, “We’re extremely excited to be part of such a unique event, giving swimmers of all levels the opportunity to swim an open water mile at such an iconic location.”Launched by London Marathon Events to raise money for charities and provide a platform for developing elite British swimming talent, Swim Serpentine will give up to 6000 swimmers the chance to swim one mile in open water at the Serpentine in Hyde Park – the venue for the open water swimming competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.Winner of Best Tri Wetsuit Brand of the Year from 2013 to 2016 at the 220 Triathlon Awards, HUUB’s wetsuit and apparel ranges continue to expand internationally. The brand is sported by top triathlon names including Olympic medallists Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, as well as two-time ITU World Champion Helen Jenkins.www.swimserpentine.co.ukwww.huubdesign.com Related
Woodland, Washington-headquarted ITI is offering three summer dates which will cover topics such as the centre of gravity and managing risk.The three webinars below feature training modules that ITI Instructors conduct daily around the world.The dates are as below:ITI Master Rigger Course: Interactive Demo – Wednesday, July 11, 2012; 2pm ESTWho, What, Where, When, How & Why of the Master Rigger Course Interactive Workshops Rigging Selection Load ControlCentre of GravityLift Planning Considerations – Thursday, August 2, 2012; 1pm ESTConditions & Consequences: Forming a Decision-TreeStandard vs. Critical LiftsVerbal vs. Written PlansManaging Your RiskASME B30 & P30 Developments – Friday, September 7, 2012; 1pm ESTAgenda TBCwww.iti.com
Right from the outset in our plans to rebuild Ashton Gate we have tried to find a way to bring safe standing to the stadium. Since we helped drive that agenda in the second half of 2013 and into 2014, we have followed with great interest the recent discussions on the subject.In August, the Liberal Democrats called for a change in the law to allow Premier League and Championship clubs to introduce safe standing. Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey stated: “The first logical step would be for safe standing products, such as rail seating, to be licensed for use by the relevant authorities. This would enable one of the 21 Football League clubs that is not currently required by law to have an all-seater stadium to install a pilot scheme at its ground.”Martin Griffiths, chairman of Bristol Sport, said: “While we understand that this is the next logical step in the campaign, it is clear Ashton Gate does not comply with the above criteria to be one of the “tester stadia”. There is nothing that we can do about that. We are required to comply with the current law to provide an all-seater stadium.“It is frustrating, but does not mean we are giving up on safe standing coming to the stadium. It does mean, however, that we will be unable to install rail seating right from the first opening of the redeveloped stadium as we need to start placing orders for all the components of both the new South and Dolman stands very shortly. We have designed these areas to facilitate a retrofit of rail seating if and when the law changes. So for now, we need to keep the stadium build programme on time, while allowing for a retrofit once we get the green light from the relevant authorities.”Bristol Sport would like to thank in particular the Bristol City Supporters Club & Trust and Bristol Rugby Supporters who have worked closely with us on this and their expertise
The Orioles tinkered with their bullpen yet again prior to Wednesday’s game in Boston by recalling left-handed pitcher T.J. McFarland and optioning right-hander Oliver Drake to Triple-A Norfolk.After spending the required 10 days with the Tides upon being sent down on June 14, McFarland brings more length to a bullpen that’s worked hard in recent weeks. Drake was recalled from Norfolk on Sunday but did not appear in a game in his latest stint with the Orioles.McFarland sports a 1.93 ERA in 9 1/3 innings for the Orioles this season, but that mark is deceiving as the 26-year-old southpaw has allowed 12 hits and issued eight walks, numbers that have earned him a 4.71 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) mark. The former Rule 5 pick settled into a long relief role last season while posting a 2.76 ERA in 58 2/3 innings of work, but his control issues have been problematic in 2015.The Orioles will need to make another roster move on Thursday with starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez scheduled to return from the disabled list to start against the Red Sox. Right-handed pitcher Mychal Givens is expected to be sent back to the minors to make room, returning Baltimore to its normal seven-man bullpen.As anticipated, center fielder Adam Jones was out of the lineup for the sixth time in eight games on Wednesday with David Lough once again replacing him in center field.
Related Utah-Fresno St. boxscoreSALT LAKE CITY — Chris Kupets, who didn’t even play in two of Utah’s first five games, was a key player in the Utes’ 76-63 victory over Fresno State Tuesday night at the Huntsman Center.The JC transfer from Georgia scored 17 points and had a couple of steals for the Utes, who improved to 4-2 on the season.As far as coach Jim Boylen was concerned, Kupets’ biggest contribution came on one play seven minutes into the game with the Utes trailing the Bulldogs by two. Kupets, who had barely entered the game, went flying across the hardwood in front of the Ute bench after a loose ball for a steal that sparked the Utes.”Kupets gave us energy and the loose ball he dove after in the first seven minutes was a big play for us,” said Boylen. “I’ve been asking for the team to play with more grit and toughness and I thought we did that tonight.”Boylen felt Kupets’ hustle was an example to his fellow teammates, who played perhaps their best overall game of the season, following up on a disappointing loss to Oral Roberts three nights earlier.”I’m proud of this group and the way they responded from our last game,” said Boylen. “We got a lot from a lot of guys tonight.”After a slow start, the Utes got cranking during a 15-minute stretch over the final eight minutes of the first half and the first seven of the second. The lead got as high as 24 on three occasions before the Utes coasted to the 13-point win.As usual, Will Clyburn led the Utes in scoring (21 points) and rebounding (9), Kupets had 17 off the bench, Josh Watkins added 16 points and Jason Washburn finished with 10 points and eight rebounds.The Bulldogs, coached by former BYU coach Steve Cleveland, were led by Bennie Rhodes’ 15 points and Kevin Olekiabe with 13. Former Lone Peak standout Bracken Funk scored 11.The Utes got off to a slow start, but by halftime had taken a 33-22 lead over the cold-shooting Bulldogs, who managed just 28 percent shooting (7 of 25) in the first half. It was 16-16 with 8:53 left when Clyburn hit a 3-pointer from the right corner to spark an 11-2 run, during which the Bulldogs missed seven straight shots and turned the ball over six times.Utah came out fast in the second half, quickly increasing the lead to 20 at 44-24 and led 55-31 before the Bulldogs finally started hitting some shots to cut the margin to 11 with a little over a minute left. The Bulldogs shot 50 percent in the second half and out-shot the Utes for the game 38.8 percent to 37.3.The Utes head out for their second road game of the year when they take on Bradley in Peoria, Ill., Saturday night as part of the Mountain West Conference-Missouri Valley Conference Challenge. Their next home game is next Tuesday against Pepperdine.GAME NOTES: The Utes, who came into the game as the seventh-best free throw shooting team in the nation, made 22 of 26 from the foul line. The Bulldogs had more free throws (30), but only made 19. … Josh Watkins, who came in averaging 4.4 turnovers per game, didn’t have any turnovers Tuesday. … Chris Hines made the first start of his Ute career in place of Shawn Glover. … Jace Tavita, who started 19 games last year, didn’t play for the first time since his freshman season. Boylen explained that he has “shrunk the rotation” as the reason for Tavita not playing. … Utah won the rebounding battle 48-33. … David Foster had a season high six rebounds. … The Utes made just 4 of 18 3-pointers with Clyburn making all four on seven attempts. … The Bulldogs lost to BYU 83-56 in the opening game of the year.e-mail: [email protected] Top 10 hoops players to watch
A 21-year-old Sherman Oaks woman was arrested in the hit-and-run death of a motorcyclist on the southbound Hollywood (101) Freeway, the California Highway Patrol said today. The crash occurred about 10:40 p.m. Thursday, north of Highland Avenue, CHP Officer J. Miller said. The unidentified suspect abandoned her 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo near the crash scene and was driven home by another motorist, Miller said. The ensuing investigation led to her overnight arrest, Miller said. Officers believe the woman, who suffered minor injuries, was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash, Miller said. Paramedics took the motorcyclist to a hospital, where he died. Authorities withheld the name of the 33-year-old Palmdale until his family could be notified. According to the preliminary investigation, the Chevrolet hit the motorcycle in the No. 3 lane, and struck the center divider, where it was hit by a 2006 Toyota Solara. The 28-year-old Los Angeles woman driving the Toyota was unhurt. Witnesses said the suspect’s car crashed into a light pole as its driver was trying to exit the freeway on the Highland Avenue offramp after the accident. The woman then flagged down a passing motorist and rode off in that vehicle, they said. For up-to-date news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
I do this job for one reason only. Or one reason aside from how I get to read e-mails from complete strangers telling me that I look funny. And that one reason is how I get to foist my opinions off on a tolerant readership that often asks, “Where do you get those idiot ideas?” Well, many are plucked out of thin air while others are clipped from periodicals and carefully stored on my desk until they become idea jerky. Problem is, most of these items can’t fill an entire column. But neither can I let them go. Take a recent story about Sen. Larry Craig, R-Screwed, where he never says: “I have personal issues that I need to work out. Please understand that I am a frail human being who nonetheless cares very much about the the problems facing the West.” And I like this report from England, where a drive to serve healthful meals in school cafeterias led to kids spending their lunch money on convenience store junk food. Meanwhile, in Little Rock, Ark., six elderly Roman Catholic nuns of the Army of Mary were excommunicated – much as the Angels were by Boston – after the Vatican judged them heretics for believing that their order’s founder, 86-year-old Marie Giguere, is the reincarnation of the Virgin Mary with God speaking through her. The nuns stated that the church had better “open their eyes before it’s too late” and that they only believe that God “communicates through Giguere.” Silly nuns. For starters, God communicates through the pope, who, in any case, will not tolerate female criminals in a church that has yet to excommunicate or even discipline some of the male sex offenders in its ranks and those who aided them. “An ethical man,” wrote Twain, “is a Christian holding four aces.” Or, as I see it, all the cards. Speaking of God, a man named Andy Schlafly of New Jersey was horrified by the “information” offered by the online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Wanting to correct all that crazy talk about the Earth being older than 10,000 years, he created Conservapedia.com, which is designed to tell certain people that what they already believe is absolutely correct. Now consider Peter Tork of the made-for-TV Monkees, which recorded 10 Top 20 singles in the 1960s. He claims that Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner is blocking the group’s induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Wenner is, of course, an antique mired in a time before Americans expected their music idols to be complete fakes. Still, by comparison to many of today’s contrived sensations, the Monkees were Mozart. Then there was this quote from Dr. Ellen Laan of the University of Amsterdam: “I think that it’s progress when we can spend two hours in this performance-driven society admitting that maybe we don’t know what we’re talking about.” Her frightening statement came at the end of an Orlando medical conference on women’s sexual health, during which the expert assembly admitted to knowing next to nothing about what causes sexual arousal and orgasm in women. Or as Twain once quipped, “Neither do I!” Now take Michigan Democrat Rep. John Dingell’s lunatic suggestion that we reduce carbon emissions by removing the mortgage-interest tax deduction from all homes over 3,000 square feet. How killing with taxes people who own larger existing homes would help air quality remains a mystery. But he did make me recall Will Rogers, who once said, “I don’t belong to any organized political party. I’m a Democrat.” And 25 years ago, a scientist at Carnegie Mellon invented the colon-hyphen-parenthesis sideways smiley face that haunts the world like anthrax. I want to find that guy. Boy, do I want to find him. I said that. I want to hear your comments. Connect with me at [email protected] or send a letter to Daily Breeze/John Bogert, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityPersonally, I’d advise Craig to think about something Mark Twain once said: “A man is never more truthful (and endearing) than when he acknowledges himself a liar.” Instead, he’s denying lewd conduct charges while – I love this – insisting that it is inappropriate and unpatriotic to discuss his bathroom behavior “while the nation is at war.” Then there is a study out of the Max Planck Institute suggesting that a sense of fair play is a uniquely (and I’d say rare) human trait not shared by our chimp relatives. Which brings to mind another Twain quote: “I believe that our Heavenly Father created man because he was disappointed with the monkey.” Only I think that it was the other way around. Now take Roberto Madrazo, a former Mexican presidential candidate who disappeared midway through the recent Berlin Marathon, then suddenly reappeared to win with an age-group record. Or as Twain once observed, “Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them.”