News Article | April 23, 2017
Fan Wang and Yuan Yue of China, Barbara Seixas De Freitas and Fernanda Alves of Brazil, and Isabel Schneider and Victoria Bieneck of Germany, pose with their medals at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Xiamen Open 2017 in Xiamen, China; Spain’s Rafael Nadal holds up his trophy after winning his men’s finals match against Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas at the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco; and Athletes compete in the Men’s 100-meter finals during Day 3 of the 2017 Loterias Caixa Paralympics Athletics Open Championships at Brazilian Paralympic Training Center in Sao Paulo. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr
News Article | April 17, 2017
Head Over Heels Athletic Arts (HOH) is pleased to announce that six of their athletes have qualified to JO National and Western National Championships. Western National Championships will take place April 28-30, 2017 in Boise, ID and the Junior Olympic National Championships will take place May 6-7, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN. Casey Brown, Sumi Cameron, Nina Schank, Kaya Allison, Alessandra, and Claire Dean are Level 9 and 10 gymnasts, the highest levels in the Junior Olympic Program. These young athletes train between 20 and 35 hours per week. “The commitment these young ladies have made to our sport is impressive,” says HOH head coach Mikaela Glass. “To reach this level of achievement, they give up much of the social aspect of their teen years to train. These ladies are so amazing and focused. It is a pleasure to be able to train them.” The Junior Olympic National Championships is the culmination event for the competitive season. The competition features twelve age divisions (Junior A, Junior B, Junior C, Junior D, Junior E, Junior F, Senior A, Senior B, Senior C and Senior D, Senior E, Senior F), which are determined by birth date. These gymnasts are vying to become Junior Olympic national champions in the all-around, as well as in all four events: vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. USA Gymnastics has eight regions and the top seven gymnasts in each age division from each region’s Regional Championships advance to nationals. The winning Regions will also be determined at the conclusion of the competition. The top four all-around athletes in each of the twelve age divisions also qualify to the 2017 Junior Olympic National Team and are invited to attend a National Training Camp at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, a U.S. Olympic Training Site, in Huntsville, Texas. The U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships is one of the national championships of USA Gymnastics, the sport’s national governing body in the United States. Many Junior Olympic champions have gone on to make the U.S. National Team and represent the United States in international competition and/or to compete in collegiate gymnastics. Many of the country’s top gymnasts are former participants in the Junior Olympic program, including 2012 Olympic team champions Jordyn Wieber and Kyla Ross, 2009 World vault champion Kayla Williams, 2008 Olympic team silver-medalists Shawn Johnson and Samantha Peszek, and 2004 Olympic team silver-medalist Courtney McCool, to name a few. About the company: Head Over Heels Athletic Arts has been providing a positive athletic experience for children of the San Francisco Bay Area for 40 years. Its 22,000+ square-foot main facility and 7,000 sq. ft. preschool facility in Emeryville, Calif. makes them one of the largest non-profit athletic arts facilities in California. Head Over Heels Athletic Arts instills a lifelong love of being physically active through various gymnastics classes, including recreational gymnastics, gymnastics for special needs children, and competitive gymnastics as well as dance. Head Over Heels has been offering kids gymnastics programs to keep youngsters physically active since 1977.
News Article | April 21, 2017
Haagen is proud to announce that it has reached an agreement with Tawazun Safety and Security Disaster Management City “Jaheziya” to design and build a wide range of fire training simulators for a new state of the art Disaster Management and Emergency Response Training Center in Abu Dhabi. The official agreement was recently signed for the first two phases of the project by Haagen President Leon Timmermans and the Chairman of Jaheziya, H.E Ali Bin Musleh Al Ahbabi. Jaheziya is expected to span 100 hectares. Haagen is responsible for designing and constructing the fire training simulators. The center will also include classroom facilities and overnight accommodations in addition to the fire training props. “We are thrilled to support Jaheziya in their quest to build one of the largest and most technologically advanced training grounds in the world. We look forward to supporting them in every step of the design and build process,” remarked President Leon Timmermans. The design phase of the project is expected to be completed by mid-2017 with construction slated to begin shortly after. For additional information on Haagen training tools and custom fire training centers, contact them at +31 (0)13 507 6800 or visit the company’s website at Haagen.com.
News Article | April 17, 2017
First Ironworker Woman to Compete at District Level Wins Apprentice Competition at Local 44 CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwired - April 11, 2017) - Ironworker apprentice Shakiyla Briana Phillips won the apprentice competition at the Iron Workers (IW) Local 44 defeating her male counterparts. She is the first female ironworker apprentice to compete at the district level. The Competition was held on April 7th from 8:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. at the IW Local 44 Training Center located at 1125 Victory Place, Hebron, Ky. "It felt good to show that we can all do it -- men and women alike; I was the only female and minority competitor and I worked hard to win the competition," said Shakiyla. "I'm proud of all of our apprentice competitors; they are my brothers and tough competition." "The guests were blown away by our young talent," said Dave Baker, business manager of Local 44. Apprentice competition included rigging, rod tying and the famous column climb. The competition took place after breakfast and a meet and greet at 8:00a.m. followed by lunch and the award ceremony at noon. The attendees had the rare and exciting opportunity to try their hands at welding using the virtual welder from Lincoln Electric. Many Greater Cincinnati Area business leaders and prominent law makers attended the event. State Representative Brigid Kelly was among the prominent lawmakers at the event. Local 44 is proud to host the annual competition that is also a great industry networking opportunity for the business community in the tri-state area. Above all, Local 44 is proud of Shakiyla Briana Phillips and the apprentice competitors. Iron Workers Local 44 consists of over 600 ironworkers within the tri-state area. They are building the necessary skills to provide local area businesses with the knowledge, safety and craftsmanship to help develop and maintain the tri-state area. The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers or the Iron Workers (IW) represents 130,000 ironworkers in North America who work in construction on bridges; structural steel; ornamental, architectural, and miscellaneous metals; rebar; and in shops. Its mission is to improve the working conditions of its members while promoting constructive relationships with their employers to increase work opportunities.
News Article | May 4, 2017
In Motion Training Center, a Hemet, California dance studio, launched a new series of dance, tumbling, gymnastics and cheerleading classes for both children and adults. More information can be found at http://inmotiontrainingcenter.com. Dancing is of the most popular forms of artistic expression throughout the world, and recent decades have seen a surge in its popularity for athletic and recreational purposes. From ballet to hip-hop, dance has become a favorite for both children and parents across the world, as it is a unique opportunity for everyone to reap the benefits of healthy exercise, enjoy the aesthetic pleasure of an age-old art form, and establish solid bonds with other dance enthusiasts. In Motion Training Center is a professional dance studio located in Hemet, California. The studio works with professional dance instructors to provide a wide range of dance, tumbling and cheerleading classes for both children and adults, offering flexible hours for a variety of schedules. The studio has recently updated its range of classes to include a wide range of genres and styles. In Motion Training Center offers various dance classes, including popular styles such as jazz, ballet, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, modern, contemporary, as well as musical theater and choreography classes. Tumbling and cheerleading classes are also available, with participants learning and practicing different types of exercises such as aerials, cartwheels, hand stands, jumps and many others. All In Motion Training Center classes are taught by professional, licensed and certified dance instructors with years of experience in both performing and teaching. Tracy Smith, creative director and professional dance instructor, has extensive experience teaching various forms of dance, with a focus on encouraging all participants to develop their own styles. Nick Nicholls has extensive experience practicing and teaching gymnastics and tumbling, winning various medals in many competitions. Interested parties can find more information on the classes offered by In Motion Training Center at the above-mentioned website. For more information, please visit http://www.inmotiontrainingcenter.com
News Article | May 5, 2017
Pittsburgh-based leader in legal online betting has unveiled its annual Kentucky Derby Handicapping Headquarters Xpressbet, a Pittsburgh-based leader in legal online betting, has unveiled its annual Kentucky Derby Handicapping Headquarters. Xpressbet’s Kentucky Derby coverage provides racing enthusiasts and novice sports fans with all the information they need to watch and bet the Kentucky Derby with confidence. This year’s Kentucky Derby takes place on Saturday, May 6. The 2017 Kentucky Derby promises to be an unforgettable one, as 20 horses compete at Churchill Downs for the race’s $2 million purse. This year’s Derby field is comprised of the winners of 56 races, with combined earnings of more than $14.2 million. Rather than just watching the race, you can have a stake in the outcome by betting online with Xpressbet. Before you bet, check out Xpressbet’s free Kentucky Derby Wager Guide, which includes picks and wagering strategies from industry experts. Plus, visit Xpressbet.com to read about the Kentucky Derby contenders and watch exclusive workout videos and interviews from Xpressbet’s production company, XBTV. Simply visit http://www.xpressbet.com/kentucky-derby-picks to check it out for free! For members of media: Xpressbet is ready and can provide the leading members of industry and sport with significant background to reporting on the Kentucky Derby. Call L.J. Hickton of Xpressbet at 412-908-9761 to arrange for interviews, historic background, video and other resources that will provide the most accurate reporting information on the first leg of the Triple Crown! About Xpressbet: Xpressbet provides legal and secure online wagering services to horseplayers in the United States. It is the industry’s most comprehensive and user-friendly wagering site, allowing customers to wager on more than 300 of the world’s best racetracks from their computer, phone or mobile device. Xpressbet operates XB SELECT, the industry’s premier destination for high-volume wagering, and XB Net, which connects bet shops and wagering sites from around the world to North American racing. Xpressbet is a Stronach Group company, which also owns and operates Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Rosecroft Raceway, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness Stakes. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida, the award-winning Adena Springs operation, AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology, and Monarch Content Management, horse racing’s leading simulcast purchase and sales agent. To learn more about Xpressbet, visit www.xpressbet.com
News Article | April 26, 2017
-- "Helping Birds Along the Way" is the theme for this year's International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), the only international education program that celebrates the migration of nearly 350 bird species between their nesting habitats in North America and wintering grounds in Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.This year IMBD will celebrate the importance of stopover sites, crucial refuges where migratory birds rest and refuel before continuing their remarkable journeys. Because these flights can stretch thousands of kilometers across continents and oceans, the birds depend upon a handful of resource-rich and strategically located habitats to acquire the energy-rich fat stores they need to survive.From coastal estuaries and marshes to forests and grasslands, stopover sites support millions of migratory shorebirds, waterfowl, and songbirds. "Stopover habitats are critical to the survival of birds that travel long distances," says Greg Butcher, Migratory Bird Program Coordinator for the U.S. Forest Service's Office of International Programs. "Providing healthy habitats during migration is essential to migratory birds."Now in its 24year, IMBD has grown from a one-day event into a framework underpinning hundreds of projects and programs year-round. IMBD (http://www.migratorybirdday.org)is coordinated by Environment for the Americas ( http://www.environmentamericas.org/ ), a Colorado-based organization which provides bilingual educational materials and information about birds and bird conservation throughout the Americas. Their programs inspire children and adults to get outdoors, learn about birds, and participate in their conservation.Each year IMBD explores a different aspect of migratory birds. In 2017, participants at more than 700 locations from Argentina to Canada will learn how protecting and restoring stopover sites can benefit migratory birds, the symbolic harbingers of the seasons. Because habitat loss is considered the largest threat to these birds, IMBD events will include restoration activities like clean-ups and planting native species, as well as educational presentations, bird walks, and creative art projects."Through International Migratory Bird Day, we work to engage people of all ages to make their homes and communities safe places for birds," says Susan Bonfield, Executive Director of Environment for the Americas. "There are many small actions that people can take to help protect migratory birds." One way that people can help birds along their way, says Bonfield, is to transform their backyards into safe stopover sites by planting native vegetation, providing fresh water, and keeping cats indoors.Although IMBD is traditionally celebrated in Canada and the U.S. on the second Saturday in May, in reality every day is bird day, and programs, festivals, and other events occur throughout the year, whenever it works best for organizers—and the birds."Ultimately, the goal of IMBD is to connect people to nature through birds," says Laura Koloski, Program Coordinator for Environment for the Americas.To learn more about migratory bird habitats, download IMBD educational and promotional materials in Spanish and English, and search for activities planned in your area, visit http://www.migratorybirdday.org/ Susan Bonfield, Executive Director, Environment for the Americas, Boulder, CO, USA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org;Tel: 970-393-1183Laura Koloski, Program Coordinator, Environment for the Americas, Boulder, CO, USA. Email: email@example.com;Tel: 303-499-19501.is the Executive Director for Environment for the Americas. After studying Black-legged Kittiwakes in Alaska, she returned to the Lower 48 where she has since gained over 17 years of experience in bird research and education. She has created education programs in the U.S. and Mexico, assisted with workshops on bird monitoring and conservation in both countries, taught basic identification courses, and led a course for the USFWS National Conservation Training Center. Susan has a B.S. in Biology from Randolph-Macon Woman's College, an M.S. in Ecology, Fisheries, and Wildlife from University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources from Colorado State University.
News Article | February 15, 2017
In its latest enhancement release, eLogic Learning included a new, out-of-the-box API integration is with Citrix’s GoToTraining®. Clients who use GoToTraining® to host live, interactive online training will find the update makes creating and reporting on sessions easier and faster. eSSential learning management system (LMS) admins will simply choose the virtual room meeting option in a new training event and GoToTraining® API will automatically create the new GoToTraining® session without admins ever having to leave the LMS. Any updates to the date or time for the event will automatically be updated in the GoToTraining® system. After the event has been held, attendance can be automatically updated in the LMS by selecting the update attendance option on the event. “We make it a point to build enhancements that will make life easier for our clients. In this case those who have selected GoToTraining® as their web collaborative tool will find it much more efficient to setup and manage events.” said Mark Anderson, CEO of eLogic Learning. “This one in particular should improve the training creation, management and reporting experience for our clients that use the GoToTraining® Citrix products.” Based on the popularity of Citrix’s online products and client requests, eLogic built the integration with GoToTraining® in an effort to create a one-stop shop where admins can both create a training session and access reporting data such as who attended and for how long. In addition to GoToTraining®, eSSential LMS also integrates with WebEx’s Meeting Center and Training Center. Plans are already in place to build an integration for Citrix’s other well-known products such as GoToWebinar® and GoToMeeting®. This new feature is slated to be released in Q1 of this year. To learn more about eLogic’s eSSential LMS, visit http://elogiclearning.com/essential-lms. About eLogic Learning A leader in the eLearning industry, eLogic Learning offers organizations world class, comprehensive LMS technology and content solutions that save costs and increase productivity. The eLogic eSSential LMS supports over five million monthly users and was recently named a #1 All Purpose and Corporate LMS by Talented Learning, Top 3 LMS by E-Learning 24/7 and Top 20 by Capterra along with many other numerous awards. The eSSential LMS makes it easy to manage eLearning, instructor-led and virtual training events, keep up with regulatory compliance requirements, analyze training usage and results, sell courses online with robust ecommerce features, and much more. In addition to its Learning Management System, eLogic develops custom eLearning content and provides an extensive third-party courseware library. With a comprehensive turnkey approach to implementing learning strategies, eLogic offers professional services and proven expertise in content strategy, business process change and the development of corporate training programs.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Stroke rehabilitation and recovery depends greatly on the amount of damage that occurs to the brain. New findings in stroke research indicate early intervention is critical for preventing further brain injury and promoting long term recovery. Stroke survivors who are looking for an alternative therapy approach to improve recovery from stroke, now have a new way to fight the lasting effects of stroke and the challenges it presents to everyday living. Performance Research Sciences founder Dr. Sean Southland has developed a cutting-edge, non-invasive, drug-free solution for optimizing brain and nervous system function. The introduction of the Advanced Simulation Therapy (AST) Matrix is the most important neurobiological discovery in neurological health history and it presents profound possibilities for recovery from stroke. The on-site NeurOptimization Training Center offers state of the art neuroscience technology using breakthrough Proprietary Protocols and Systems Integration of neurobiological and physiological training regimens only available at Performance Research Sciences optimization center. Dr. Southland has developed a unique, Integrative NeurOptimization Training Approach which enables individuals to learn to produce efficient brainwave frequency patterns resulting in physical or psychological symptom reduction, speeding up recovery time and improving the rehabilitation process while optimizing that individual’s performance. AST is years ahead of traditional allopathic medicine, incorporating clinical qEEG to assess cognitive metrics, providing key neurofitness analyses, which can be fused with proprietary protocols allowing for remediation of dysregulated or damaged areas of the brain. Clinical studies with stroke survivors at Performance Research Sciences have produced efficacious results using the AST Matrix, improving neuromuscular function, increasing autonomic nervous system response and neural plasticity while promoting adult neurogenesis. The AST Matrix may help mitigate symptoms of several neurological disorders associated with brain injury, such as stroke and act as a catalyst to drive neurological recovery, improving the lives of millions of people. Performance Research Sciences is devoted to unfolding the most powerful and dynamic piece of human existence, the brain.
News Article | February 22, 2017
WAKEFIELD, Mass. & MAIDENHEAD, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SDL (LSE:SDL) is pleased to announce that it has pledged support to help humanitarian translations reach more people around the world by continuing gold sponsorship of Translators without Borders. Translators without Borders (TWB) strives to provide people access to vital, often life-saving, information in their own language by connecting non-profit organizations with a community of professional translators; building local language translation capacity; and raising awareness of language barriers. Since 2011, TWB has translated over 40 million words in over 190 language pairs in the areas of crisis relief, health and education. The organization has responded to urgent crises by using its Words of Relief model, working with partners, to provide vital information in the appropriate languages to those affected by the European refugee crisis, the Ebola crisis and the Nepal earthquake. Words of Relief ensures better communications with communities when crisis response aid workers and affected populations do not speak the same language. The financial support provided by sponsors is critical to sustaining and growing the organization. "In the course of our work, we've become aware of a huge need, which is for people in poor countries to be able to access global knowledge in their own language," explains Aimee Ansari, Executive Director of Translators without Borders. “According to UNICEF, more people die from lack of knowledge than from diseases. People in poor countries are simply unable to access global knowledge in a language they understand. Mobile technology may be bringing more people information, but we still need to bridge the ‘language last mile.’ Translators without Borders is delivering this much needed help through a myriad of tools and programs so that more people will be able to access the knowledge they need in a language they understand." Alastair Gordon, Chairman of the SDL Foundation, said: “Facilitating understanding is the core mission of SDL and we are proud to continue to sponsor Translators without Borders which has made such enormous strides in this area. Access to information in the right language can make all the difference during times of crisis.” Aimee Ansari adds: “We are incredibly grateful to SDL for this assistance, which is critical to enable us, in turn, to support more humanitarian work around the globe.” SDL is proud to continue supporting Translators without Borders in this work. About Translators without Borders Translators without Borders envisions a world where knowledge knows no language barriers. The US-based non-profit provides people access to vital knowledge in their language by partnering with humanitarian organizations. Originally founded in 1993 in France as Traducteurs sans Frontières (now its sister organization), Translators without Borders translates more than five million words per year. In 2012, the organization established a Healthcare Translator Training Center in Nairobi, Kenya. For more information and to volunteer or donate, please visit the TWB website or follow us on Twitter or Facebook. About SDL SDL (LSE:SDL) is the global innovator in language translation technology, services and content management. Over the past 25 years we’ve delivered transformative business results by enabling powerfully nuanced digital experiences with customers around the world. Are you in the know? Find out why 79 out of the top 100 global brands work with us at SDL.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.