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News Article | July 25, 2017
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WESTLAKE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, is recognizing the TA Truck Service technicians who have shown off their skills at various 2017 state diesel technician championships across the country in preparation for both the TA Truck Service Top Tech Challenge in-house competition taking place in Lodi, Ohio on Aug. 1-2 and the TMCSuperTech national commercial vehicle technician championship, taking place in Orlando, Florida on Sept. 16-21. Approximately 100 TA Truck Service technicians from nearly all of the 140 TA Truck Service facilities in the 17 states where these competitions were held participated in March through July. Individual state events include a written test and a variety of hands on station challenges in specific technical areas including drive train, wheel end, information systems, engine diagnostics, tire and wheel, fasteners, electrical, HVAC, brakes, chassis, DOT inspection and preventative maintenance. TA Truck Service technicians placed top three overall in ten states and took first place at 35 individual stations. Special congratulations go out to William Andazola, who earned Grand Champion at the New Mexico state competition and Joseph Anderson, who earned Grand Champion at the Georgia state competition – a competition where a TA Truck Service technician has won grand champion for five consecutive years. They will be part of the team representing TA Truck Service at the National TMCSuperTech competition this September. Bo Logan, who won student grand champion at the IMTA Technician Championship in Indiana, will also represent TA Truck Service in Orlando in the affiliated TMCFutureTech national student technician competition. The remainder of the TA Truck Service TMCSuperTech team, which is made up of ASE Master Technicians, will include any TMCSuperTech station winner from the prior year’s competition and the top scoring technicians from the upcoming Top Tech Challenge competition. " We couldn’t be more proud of our technicians who competed in this year’s state competitions. Our customers expect only the best when it comes to our technical services, and we work hard every day to make that happen. TA technicians study hard, train hard and work hard as a team to bring truck drivers more every day. The results of these competitions highlight our technicians’ hard work and dedication," shared Tom O'Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters. TA Truck Service centers are consistently Voted Best in annual independent driver surveys* for Best Overall Maintenance Shops, Most Competent Technicians, Best PM and Lubrication Services and Best Roadside Assistance. *Results based on TA and Petro independent surveys of Overdrive magazine readers. About TravelCenters of America LLC TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, conducts business in 43 states and Canada, principally under the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands and the Minit Mart® convenience store brand. For more information on TravelCenters, TA, and Petro Stopping Centers, please visit www.ta-petro.com. For more information on Minit Mart, please visit www.minitmart.com. About TA Truck Service™ The TA Truck Service network includes 244 truck service facilities, 1,090 repair bays, nearly 3,000 technicians, a fleet of more than 600 RoadSquad service trucks, more than 2,000 third party provider service trucks and more than 100 OnSite™ mobile maintenance vehicles. TA Truck Service technicians are distinguished by more than 2,000 ASE certifications. TA Truck Service is a division of TravelCenters of America LLC, which offers diesel and gasoline fueling, restaurants, truck repair facilities, convenience stores and other services in 43 states and in Canada. For more information about TA and TA Truck Service, please visit www.ta-petro.com.


The conference, with the tagline "promoting harmony between man and nature as well as healthy lifestyles" will host over 20 international mountain sports events, including hiking, a fire balloon event hosted by the Chinese Balloon Club League, the China Rally Championship, a camping event, a cycling competition, a cross-country running competition and a mountain sport challenge. In addition, a series of meetings and seminars directed to the travel industry will be held during the event, including the first annual forum of the International Mountain Tourism Alliance (IMTA) and the Green Development and Mountain Travel seminar that will bring together a number of journalists and leaders from international chambers of commerce. IMTA is an international organization established with the approval of the State Council of China, comprising 111 groups and individuals from 26 countries and regions across five continents, with former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin currently serving as chairman. The aim of the IMTA is to support its global members in developing their respective mountain travel markets by providing them with experience, capital and talent, among other forms of support and to explore the world's most popular mountain resorts with the aim of discovering how to best provide more professional mountain travel services. IMTA is the first international organization in China to be headquartered outside Beijing.


News Article | May 23, 2017
Site: www.fishupdate.com

LEADING figures from the aquaculture industry will congregate in Stirling next month to discuss innovations in production methods, fish health and welfare, breeding and genetics and advances in feed technology. The inaugural Aquaculture UK conference, to be held at Stirling University from June 14-15, will feature talks from salmon farmers, shellfish growers, pioneering geneticists, fish vets, feed experts, and regulators. Marine Harvest’s John Richmond will offer advice on the design and building of large scale RAS systems, Adam Hughes of SAMS (Scottish Association for Marine Science) will explain the merits of IMTA, Nicki Holmyard will explore mollusc farming methods, and Stirling’s Andrew Davie will investigate the diversification of farmed species in the UK. Hamish Rodger from the Fish Vet Group will address the challenge of new and emerging finfish disease, while Grant Stentiford of the government body Cefas will look at shellfish health. Feed company Cargill’s Ian Carr will highlight innovations in health feeds, IFFO’s Neil Auchterlonie will tackle the continuing importance of marine ingredients, and Stirling’s Matthew Sprague will report on developments in salmon and trout nutrition. Cutting edge science from the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, Norway’s Avaforsk Genetics Centre and Xelect in St Andrews will give delegates up to date insights into new breeding technologies in aquaculture. At the end of day one, Gorjan Nikolik of Rabobank will deliver a finance perspective, and there will be a presentation from Evonik on sea lice treatments. Training and education providers meet on the second day to consider what the industry needs in terms of skills and experience, with presentations from Pisces’ Martyn Haines, Lantra, NAFC Marine Centre, Argyll College, and the universities of St Andrews and Harper Adams. Swansea University and Aberdeen will also be represented, in a special session on networking and knowledge exchange, and four breakout sessions will give participants a chance to consider the long-term growth of the industry. Kicking off the two-day event is keynote speaker Stewart Graham, Gael Force Group managing director and co-chair of the new Industry Leadership Group. And Wednesday evening will see the launch of the Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards during the conference dinner, all in the Stirling Court Hotel.


A conferência, com o slogan de "promover a harmonia entre o homem e a natureza, bem como estilos de vida saudáveis" abrigará mais de 20 eventos esportivos internacionais em montanhas, incluindo caminhada, um evento de balão com ar quente realizado pela Liga do Clube de Balões da China, o campeonato de rali da China, um evento de acampamento, uma competição ciclística, uma competição de corrida cross-country e um desafio esportivo na montanha. Além disso, será realizada uma série de reuniões e seminários dirigidos ao setor de viagens durante o evento, incluindo o primeiro fórum anual da Aliança Internacional de Turismo de Montanha (IMTA, International Mountain Tourism Alliance) e o seminário Desenvolvimento Verde e Viagem por Montanhas que reunirá diversos jornalistas e líderes de câmaras internacionais de comércio. A IMTA é uma organização internacional estabelecida com a aprovação do Conselho Estatal da China, composto com 111 grupos e indivíduos de 26 países e regiões em cinco continentes, com o ex-primeiro ministro francês Dominique de Villepin atuando como presidente no momento. O objetivo da IMTA é apoiar seus membros globais no desenvolvimento de seus respectivos mercados de viagem por montanhas proporcionando-lhes experiência, capital e talento, entre outras formas de apoio, além de explorar os resorts de montanha mais conhecidos do mundo visando a descobrir como melhor fornecer mais serviços profissionais para viagens por montanhas. A IMTA é a primeira organização internacional da China com sede fora de Pequim.


XINGYI, China, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2017 International Mountain Tourism and Outdoor Sports Conference kicks off in Xingyi, the capital of Qianxinan prefecture, a region in the southwestern part of China's Guizhou province, on August 16, 2017. The event is expected to attract over 1,200 government officials and business executives as well as influencers and experts across the worlds of mountain travel and outdoor sports from 29 countries and regions worldwide. The conference, with the tagline "promoting harmony between man and nature as well as healthy lifestyles" will host over 20 international mountain sports events, including hiking, a fire balloon event hosted by the Chinese Balloon Club League, the China Rally Championship, a camping event, a cycling competition, a cross-country running competition and a mountain sport challenge. In addition, a series of meetings and seminars directed to the travel industry will be held during the event, including the first annual forum of the International Mountain Tourism Alliance (IMTA) and the Green Development and Mountain Travel seminar that will bring together a number of journalists and leaders from international chambers of commerce. IMTA is an international organization established with the approval of the State Council of China, comprising 111 groups and individuals from 26 countries and regions across five continents, with former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin currently serving as chairman. The aim of the IMTA is to support its global members in developing their respective mountain travel markets by providing them with experience, capital and talent, among other forms of support and to explore the world's most popular mountain resorts with the aim of discovering how to best provide more professional mountain travel services. IMTA is the first international organization in China to be headquartered outside Beijing.


XINGYI, China, 17. August 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Die 2017 International Mountain Tourism and Outdoor Sports Conference (Internationale Konferenz für Bergtourismus und Outdoor-Sport 2017) startet am 16. August 2017 in Xingyi, Hauptstadt der Präfektur Qianxinan, einer Region im Südwesten der chinesischen Provinz Guizhou. Die Veranstalter erwarten mehr als 1.200 Regierungsvertreter und Führungskräfte aus der Wirtschaft sowie Meinungsbildner und Experten in den Bereichen Bergtourismus und Outdoor-Sport aus 29 Ländern und Regionen weltweit. Die Konferenz steht unter dem Motto „Förderung der Harmonie zwischen Mensch und Natur, Förderung einer gesunden Lebensweise (promoting harmony between man and nature as well as healthy lifestyles)" und wartet mit mehr als 20 internationalen Veranstaltungen für Sportaktivitäten im Gebirge auf, darunter Bergwandern, ein von der Chinese Balloon Club League ausgerichtetes „Fire Balloon"-Event, die China Rally Championship, ein Camping-Event, ein Radrennen, einen Wettkampf im Crosslauf und eine Bergsport-Challenge. Darüber hinaus wird während der Veranstaltung eine Reihe von Meetings und Seminaren zur Reisebranche stattfinden, einschließlich des ersten jährlichen Forums der International Mountain Tourism Alliance (IMTA), und das Seminar „Green Development and Mountain Travel" (Ökologisch nachhaltige Entwicklung und Gebirgsreisen), das eine Reihe von Journalisten und die leitenden Vertreter verschiedener internationaler Handelskammern zusammenbringt. Die IMTA ist eine mit der Zustimmung des Staatsrates der Volksrepublik China gegründete internationale Organisation, die 111 Gruppen und Einzelpersonen aus 26 Ländern und Regionen über fünf Kontinente hinweg vereint. Den derzeitigen Vorsitz hat der ehemalige französische Premierminister Dominique de Villepin. Ziel der IMTA ist, ihre globalen Mitglieder mit Erfahrung, Kapital talentierten Mitarbeitern und anderen Formen von Support bei der Entwicklung ihrer jeweiligen Reisemärkte für den Bergtourismus zu unterstützen. Gleichzeitig sollen die beliebtesten Bergorte der Welt erkundet werden, um die besten Möglichkeiten für weitere professionelle Reiseservices im Gebirgstourismus auszuloten. Die IMTA ist die erste internationale Organisation in China, die ihren Hauptsitz nicht in Peking selbst hat.


Auf der Konferenz unter dem Motto „promoting harmony between man and nature as well as healthy lifestyles" (Mehr Harmonie zwischen Mensch und Natur und gesündere Lebensstile) sind über 20 internationale Bergsportereignisse geplant, z. B. eine Wandertour, ein Ballonereignis der Chinese Balloon Club League, die China Rally Championship, eine Camping-Veranstaltung, ein Radrennen, ein Crosslauf-Wettbewerb und ein Bergsportwettkampf. Außerdem werden während der Messe mehrere Sitzungen und Seminare für die Reisebranche abgehalten, darunter das erste jährlich stattfindende Forum der International Mountain Tourism Alliance (IMTA) und das Seminar „Green Development and Mountain Travel", auf dem mehrere Journalisten und ranghohe Mitglieder von internationalen Handelskammern zusammenkommen.


Sous le thème « promouvoir l'harmonie entre l'Homme et la nature, ainsi que des modes de vie sains », la conférence accueillera plus de 20 événements internationaux de sports en montagne, tels que des randonnées, un événement de montgolfière organisé par la Ligue chinoise du club des montgolfières, le Championnat de Chine des rallyes, un événement de camping, une compétition de cyclisme, une compétition de course de cross-country, ainsi qu'un défi sportif en montagne. En outre, plusieurs rencontres et séminaires destinés au secteur touristique seront organisés au cours de l'événement, notamment le premier forum annuel de l'Alliance internationale du tourisme en montagne (IMTA, pour International Mountain Tourism Alliance), et le séminaire sur le Développement écologique et le tourisme en montagne qui réunira plusieurs journalistes et dirigeants de chambres de commerce internationales. L'IMTA est une organisation internationale créée avec l'approbation du Conseil d'État chinois, qui se compose de 111 groupes et individus issus de 26 pays et régions à travers cinq continents, aux côtés de l'ancien Premier ministre français Dominique de Villepin, qui exerce actuellement les fonctions de président de l'organisation. L'objectif de l'IMTA consiste à aider ses membres internationaux à développer leurs marchés respectifs du tourisme en montagne, en leur fournissant expérience, capital et talent, entre autres formes de soutien, ainsi qu'à explorer les complexes de montagne les plus populaires à travers le monde avec pour objectif de découvrir la meilleure manière de fournir des services touristiques en montagne plus professionnels. L'IMTA est la première organisation internationale de Chine à posséder son siège social en dehors de Pékin.


The conference, with the tagline "promoting harmony between man and nature as well as healthy lifestyles" will host over 20 international mountain sports events, including hiking, a fire balloon event hosted by the Chinese Balloon Club League, the China Rally Championship, a camping event, a cycling competition, a cross-country running competition and a mountain sport challenge. In addition, a series of meetings and seminars directed to the travel industry will be held during the event, including the first annual forum of the International Mountain Tourism Alliance (IMTA) and the Green Development and Mountain Travel seminar that will bring together a number of journalists and leaders from international chambers of commerce. IMTA is an international organization established with the approval of the State Council of China, comprising 111 groups and individuals from 26 countries and regions across five continents, with former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin currently serving as chairman. The aim of the IMTA is to support its global members in developing their respective mountain travel markets by providing them with experience, capital and talent, among other forms of support and to explore the world's most popular mountain resorts with the aim of discovering how to best provide more professional mountain travel services. IMTA is the first international organization in China to be headquartered outside Beijing.


XINGYI, China, Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2017 International Mountain Tourism and Outdoor Sports Conference kicks off  in Xingyi, the capital of  Qianxinan prefecture, a region in the southwestern part of China's Guizhou province, on August 16, 2017. The event is expected to attract over 1,200 government officials and business executives as well as influencers and experts across the worlds of mountain travel and outdoor sports from 29 countries and regions worldwide. The conference, with the tagline "promoting harmony between man and nature as well as healthy lifestyles" will host over 20 international mountain sports events, including hiking, a fire balloon event hosted by the Chinese Balloon Club League, the China Rally Championship, a camping event, a cycling competition, a cross-country running competition and a mountain sport challenge. In addition, a series of meetings and seminars directed to the travel industry will be held during the event, including the first annual forum of the International Mountain Tourism Alliance (IMTA) and the Green Development and Mountain Travel seminar that will bring together a number of journalists and leaders from international chambers of commerce. IMTA is an international organization established with the approval of the State Council of China, comprising 111 groups and individuals from 26 countries and regions across five continents, with former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin currently serving as chairman. The aim of the IMTA is to support its global members in developing their respective mountain travel markets by providing them with experience, capital and talent, among other forms of support and to explore the world's most popular mountain resorts with the aim of discovering how to best provide more professional mountain travel services. IMTA is the first international organization in China to be headquartered outside Beijing.

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