RunSignUp introduces Virtual Race TXT Service

first_imgRunSignUp has introduced a new TXT Service for Virtual Races. According to the technology provider, this ‘transforms virtual events into vibrant participatory events and connects athletes in remote locations.’RunSignUp notes that virtual races – events in which participants sign up to run a prescribed distance at a location and time of their choice and self-report their results – have grown in popularity in recent years. This is seen to create a demand for more interactivity with virtual participants.Virtual races can take two forms:Standalone event, often with a broad range of time (weeks or months) for participation from competitors in disparate locations.Add-on to an existing in-person event, allowing runners who are unable to participate due to geographic distance, time constraints, or participation caps to join in the festivities from a distance. Add-on events can often appeal to previous participants, family members of friends of current participants, or supporters of a race’s cause.Many virtual events ask participants to report their race times and collate them into results. Virtual TXT Service allows race organizers to communicate with virtual racers in pre-set text exchanges, and lets the participant respond back with their time for the event.These responses are fully integrated with the RunSignUp Results platform, allowing the participant to be added to official results with an auto-calculation of pace and age-grading, as well as personal finisher pages and finisher certificates.RunSignUp adds that ‘People can even sign up for txt notifications alerting them when a virtual runner reports a finish time – just like spectators can get notifications about the finish of a ‘real’ race.’Virtual TXT Service can be used to enhance virtual events in a variety of ways, including to send a video, offer congratulations, or provide a coupon from a sponsor. It can also bring ‘a sense of community and accomplishment of a typical race day to an otherwise isolated athletic feat.’Setup of the service is flexible, allowing for custom messages, time ranges for reporting that can be broad or narrow; and race directors can elect to post times automatically or require approval before posting. RunSignUp is a leading technology provider for races and timers in the United States. More than 16,000 races use RunSignUp to manage their events, registering more than 4 million participants each year. RunSignUp’s platform provides a hub for registration, fundraising, race promotion and race day management, with a convenient CRM view of a races’ participants, donors, sponsors, and more.RunSignUp products include RaceDay Timer product offerings, RunSignUp Clubs program to enable membership management, and RaceJoy for live tracking and race day mobile experiences.Customers include leading organizations such as the Boilermaker Road Race, Crim Festival of Races, Amway River Bank Run, Philadelphia Marathon, Komen Race for the Cure Philadelphia, Mercedes Marathon, Kentucky Derby Festival, Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, Vermont City Marathon, Sports Backers, Race Day Events, Glass City Marathon, Tulsa Run, Space Coast Marathon, Leone Timing, KC Running Company, Compuscore Timing, Knoxville Track Club, Pikes Peak Road Runners, Gulf Coast Runners, Columbus Running Company, Playmakers Running Store and many more.RunSignUp adds that it is founded by runners for runners, using technology innovation to benefit the running Relatedlast_img read more

Horizon stare still best option to find sea legs

first_imgNew Zealand Herald:There is little doubt that the dreaded mal de mer or seasickness is one of the worst and most debilitating of ailments that strike those trying to enjoy a day at sea.It is a peculiar malady, seemingly attacking people at random.Some of the worst boaties I have known – in terms of their ability, seamanship and knowledge of how things work – are the least affected by seasickness and can happily party on in the worst of conditions.Read more: New Zealand Herald More of our Members in the Media >last_img

Walker: Mental Health

first_imgBy AARON WALKERIndependent Candidate Los Alamos County CouncilThroughout my campaign I have stated the need for honesty and transparency in our government, and it’s time for me to honor that need by having a discussion regarding mental health. I have been running my campaign at full steam since late May when I was trying to get on the ballot. Since then, it has been a roller coaster of emotions with some highs, lows, and a ton of anticipation.At times, my mental health has suffered under the weight of the self-induced pressure. I’ve questioned some of my strategies and wondered if I’ve done enough. I have had tremendous support from my wife, friends, and family that have been very encouraging throughout this whole process. I’ve bounced back with renewed motivation and vigor each time, but only because I have learned the tools I’ve needed over the years.Mental health is a big issue within our community, and it’s time that people in the spotlight start talking about it so that people (especially our youth) understand that it is okay to talk about it. Struggling with mental health is not a sign of weakness, and there is nothing “wrong” with it. We must find a way to make people comfortable talking about their struggles, and it starts with having this conversation publicly. Again, it is okay to not be okay.Los Alamos County has a myriad of services at its disposal regarding health services, including the health council. I would like to see those services leveraged to provide better mental health services within the county, especially to our teens and youth. I want to see if we can provide better services at the schools, as well as the teen center. We need more providers for mental health services for children within our community as well. We need to foster an environment that gives our teens and youth the tools they need to better confront mental health issues when they come up. These tools will prove extremely valuable as they navigate the waters of stepping into adulthood, and throughout their lives.It’s not just our youth that need better services. We need more/better services for the adults within our community as well. Again, that would mean finding more providers for these services and having a discussion at multiple levels on how to increase their availability. I also want to look at the possibility of “traveling” providers that could assist our senior population at our senior centers in Los Alamos and White Rock, as well as our senior housing locations.If we are to continue to have a wonderful community, we need to address the hard topics. We need to have discussions that may be hard to talk about. Mental health is one of those discussions. I will say right now that I struggle with mental health sometimes, and that is OKAY. It doesn’t define me or make me a weak person. It makes me human being with real emotions and real feelings. I am willing to discuss this openly and honestly, and it’s time we start erasing the stigma of mental health.last_img read more

Manhattan Project Lecture: Life Of Scientist Harold Urey

first_imgThe cover of the new biography of Nobel Prize-winning chemist Harold Urey (1893–1981), The Life and Science of Harold C. Urey, by Matthew Shindell. Courtesy/LAHS Smithsonian Curator Matthew Shindell discusses Manhattan Project scientist Harold Urey online at 6 p.m., Oct. 13 as part of the Los Alamos Historical Society Lecture Series. Courtesy/LAHSLos Alamos Historical Society News:The community is invited to join the Los Alamos Historical Society online at 6 p.m., Oct. 13 for a fascinating look at the life of Manhattan Project scientist Harold Urey.Smithsonian Curator Matthew Shindell discusses how the Manhattan Project shaped Urey on his path from farm boy to scientific celebrity.Historical Society lectures are free, but registration is required to receive a Zoom link. Lectures are limited to 100 participants, so sign up early to reserve a spot.To register, visit and follow the links to the EventBrite page.This talk draws from Shindell’s new biography of Nobel Prize-winning chemist Urey (1893–1981), The Life and Science of Harold C. Urey.Urey was one of the most famous American scientists of the 20th century and participated in some of the century’s most significant moments, including the Manhattan Project and NASA’s lunar exploration program.Shindell shines new light on Urey’s achievements and efforts to shape his public and private lives. He follows Urey through his orthodox religious upbringing, the scientific work that won him the Nobel Prize, and his subsequent efforts to use his fame to intervene in political, social and scientific matters.By exploring those efforts, as well as Urey’s evolution from farm boy to scientific celebrity, listeners can discern broader changes in the social and intellectual landscape of twentieth century America.Shindell is curator of Planetary Science at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. He co-hosts the museum’s podcast, AirSpace. He holds a PhD in History of Science and Science Studies from the University of California, San Diego, an MS in Biology and Society from Arizona State University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.Shindell has taught at Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, Georgetown University, the University of Southern California and UC San Diego.The lecture series will continue with a 6 p.m. presentation Nov. 17 when Alex Wellerstein will present “The ‘Best-Kept Secret of the War’? The Successes and Failures of Manhattan Project Secrecy.”The Los Alamos Historical Society lecture series is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Enterprise Bank & Trust, Member FDIC; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the New Mexico Humanities Council; and Robin and Richard McLean.The Los Alamos Historical Society preserves, promotes and communicates the remarkable history and inspiring stories of Los Alamos and its people for our community, for the global audience, and for future generations. More information about the Historical Society can be found at up to date with the latest news from the Historical Society by following @LosAlamosHistory on Facebook and Instagram. Members make the work of the Historical Society possible. Become a member today at read more

YIFFY: celebrating young professionals

first_imgThis year’s award went to Evgeniya Khokhlova, who represents the Russian Association of Forwarding and Logistic Organizations and is a specialist in project logistics at SVH-Freight.Khokhlova beat three other regional finalists selected from entrants around the world. Her prize is two one-week training sessions with insurance and risk management service provider TT Club at one of its regional headquarters in London, New Jersey or Hong Kong.The other three finalists were: Enos Chapara, tracking and documentation agent at Bollore Transport and Logistics Zimbabwe, representing Shipping and Forwarding Agents’ Association of Zimbabwe; Rachel van Harmelen, business unit sales manager at DSV Panalpina in Canada, representing the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association; and Phillip Burgess, South Island manager at Burnard International in New Zealand, representing Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation of New Zealand.The TT Club-sponsored 2020 YIFFY Award will be presented at next year’s FIATA Congress in Busan, South Korea on October 19-24.YIFFY candidates must submit a 6,000-word dissertation outlining the pertinent details of an import and export shipment from their native country. The four finalists will then present their dissertations in person to a panel of judges at the Congress, where the overall winner will be selected.www.ttclub.comfiata.comlast_img read more

Walter Presents: Ride Upon the Storm season 2 preview – rousing stuff that’s exquisitely acted

first_imgI recall reviewing season 1 of Ride Upon The Storm (Herrens Veje in its native Danish) back in January 2019 and remarking that this isn’t a crime show at all. At the time, it was unusual for Walter Presents to offer us anything that didn’t involve a gruesome murder or twenty; but these days, WP have widened their net to incorporate more and more drama of all types and genres; including family dramas like this.If you want to avoid spoilers for Ride Upon the Storm, stop reading now.For Season 2 of RUTS, there are still no murders – not yet, at least – but there is more family intrigue for Johannes Krogh (the masterful Lars Mikkelsen) and his dysfunctional clan.Credit: Tine Harden / Walter PresentsIt’s 18 months since the death of August (Johannes’ son), who walked in front of a lorry in the Danish countryside at the end of Season 1. Christian (Johannes’ other son), who was with August that fateful day, is immersing himself in his new self-help book, trying to cope with the guilt of being unable to prevent August’s death. Johannes is coping with troubles of his own, as August’s church is on the verge of being sold to the Muslim community, causing discord and anger from some parishioners in Brovang – a view Johannes is not unsympathetic with and one which the tabloids are quick to promote and exploit for a good storyline. As he admits to colleagues, that church is all that he has left of his son and he doesn’t want it sold to anyone – be it Aldi or Allah.Johannes’ wife, Elisabeth – played sublimely by Eleonora Jørgensen, winner of two best actress awards at the Danish Film Awards – is undergoing therapy as a result of the breakdown of her marriage to Johannes. They’re still living together, but they’re no longer intimate; and she struggles to cope with his moods and temper, whilst still mourning the loss of her son.Credit: Tine Harden / Walter PresentsElsewhere, Emilie – August’s widow – has decided that their young child will not be baptised in church, but instead has chosen to have a non-religious naming ceremony; something that further distances her from her father-in-law.This is rousing stuff. It’s exquisitely acted throughout, particularly by Jørgensen and Mikkelsen. In addition, the characterisation is so beautifully rounded, it’s an absolute joy to watch. Take Johannes as an example – he’s a violent, dinosaur of a man, and yet when his daughter-in-law stops him from seeing his grandson, you cannot help but feel sorry for the man. The scriptwriting is top-drawer; and everything from the musical score to the camerawork are faultless too. It is proof that you don’t need flash and crash to create quality drama.Walter Presents: Ride Upon the Storm launches on Channel 4 at 11pm on 5th April and the boxset is available via All4 immediately after the transmission of first episode.last_img read more

Coca-Cola company to introduce first alcoholic drink

first_imgGlobal beverage company Coca-Cola is set to break a more than 130 year tradition to venture into the manufacture of alcoholic drinks.The company is currently experimenting with the manufacture of a popular type of Japanese alcopop known as Chu-Hi, containing distilled shochu alcohol mixed with flavoured carbonate water.The low alcohol canned drink will be launched in Japan, after which it might be spread to other countries across the world.The development was confirmed by Coca-Cola’s Japan president Jorge Garduño in an interview on the company’s website.“This is a canned drink that includes alcohol; traditionally, it is made with a distilled beverage called shochu and sparkling water, plus some flavouring. We haven’t experimented in the low alcohol category before, but it’s an example of how we continue to explore opportunities outside our core areas,” he said.“Coca-Cola has always focused entirely on non-alcoholic beverages, and this is a modest experiment for a specific slice of our market.Garduño, who did not however specify a timeline for the new product.The Coca-Cola Company, which is headquartered in Georgia, has operated a franchised distribution system since 1889, wherein The Coca-Cola Company only produces syrup concentrate, which is then sold to various bottlers throughout the world who hold exclusive territories.last_img read more

Lactation, weather found to predict colostrum quality in dairy cows

first_imgThe research was conducted by UNH doctoral graduate Rosemarie Cabral; UNH doctoral students Colleen Chapman and Kayla Aragona; former UNH undergraduate student Elizabeth Clark; Michael Lunak, extension assistant professor and dairy specialist; and Peter Erickson, professor of biological sciences and extension dairy specialist. The research is presented in the current issue of the Journal of Dairy Science.advertisementadvertisementColostrum is a concentrated source of nutrients, which includes fats, proteins, Immunoglobulins such as Immunoglobulin G (IgG), carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. It is key in supporting the health of the young dairy animal. Previous research has found that inadequate feeding of quality colostrum to newborn calves can result in reduced growth rates, increased risk of disease and death, increased risk of being culled and decreased milk production in the first and second lactations.“The long-term effects of colostrum determine the success of the cow, and therefore special care should be taken to ensure colostrum of the highest quality is provided to the newborn calf,” Erickson said.UNH researchers found that previous lactation performance data can predict colostrum quality; the more lactations the cow has had in the past, the higher the quality of colostrum in the future. This method allows dairy producers to predict colostrum quality before the calf is born and the ability to estimate IgG content, which is the primary measure of colostrum quality, of the colostrum without having to collect it.Currently, dairy farmers can test colostrum using two tools: a colostrometer or refractometer. While these methods are effective in estimating IgG concentration, many dairy producers do not have access to these tools or do not take the time to test their colostrum prior to feeding. According to the USDA, only 5.7 percent of U.S. dairy producers evaluate colostrum quality using a colostrometer.Researchers also found that the poorest quality colostrum was produced during the winter. The researchers theorize that in warmer temperatures, the blood vessels of the cow dilate, causing them to be more permeable to IgG. This increased permeability of the blood vessels may lead to improved colostrum.advertisement“It is apparent from these studies that environmental temperature or day length has an impact on colostrum quality,” the researchers said.  PD—From University of New Hampshire news release The quality of colostrum – the nutrient-rich milk newborn dairy calves first drink from their mothers – can be predicted by the mother’s previous lactation performance and weather, according to new research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire (UNH).last_img read more

u-blox Introduces World’s Smallest LTE Cat M1 Module for Verizon’s 4G LTE network

first_imgu-blox has announced the certification of its smallest Cat M1 module for Verizon’s nationwide Category M1 (Cat M1) LTE network. The SARA‑R404M module has been designed for easy integration and manufacturing. It measures just 16 x 26 mm and is ideal for industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications.LTE Cat M1 is part of the 3GPP Release 13 standard supporting low power wide area technologies in the licensed spectrum and specifically supports IoT applications with low to medium data throughput rates. It can support applications requiring longer battery lifetimes, low latency and mobility. The market potential for the new technology is expected to be extensive and will cover applications in many areas, such as the smart home, security systems, industrial monitoring and control, asset tracking, telematics, connected health, smart metering, and smart cities.The SARA‑R404M LTE Cat M1 module consumes significantly less power than comparable 3G or 4G technologies and can be optimized to have a battery life of up to 10 years for some use cases. It offers an extended temperature range of -40 to +85°C, reducing maintenance expenses and the total cost of device ownership. It also supports extended coverage in buildings and basements with a 15 dB coverage enhancement as compared to GSM. Further, critical firmware updates can be delivered via the u-blox uFOTA (Firmware-Over-The-Air) client server solution, which supports LWM2M – a light and compact protocol that is ideal for IoT applications.u-blox has ensured easy design migration from their 2G, 3G and 4G modules to the the SARA‑R404M module to enable future-proof, seamless mechanical scalability across technologies.last_img read more

Sriwijaya Air Group ‘Sapa’ Tiga Kota di Kalimantan Barat

first_imgNam Air Sriwijaya Air Group yang terdiri dari Sriwijaya Air dan Nam Air dijadwalkan dalam waktu dekat akan meluncurkan penerbangan dari Jakarta ke tiga kota yang ada di Kalimantan Barat. Ketiga kota tersebut akan disambangi Sriwijaya Air Group pada 26 Oktober 2017 ini.Baca juga: Horee! Sriwijaya Air Akhirnya Buka Rute Menuju Raja merangkum dari beberapa sumber, penerbangan yang akan dilakukan yakni dari Jakarta menuju Ketapang di Kalimantan Barat via Pontianak PP dan akan dijadwalkan setiap hari dengan menggunakan perpaduan pesawat dari maskapai baik itu Sriwijaya Air ataupun Nam Air. Tak hanya Ketapang yang akan disambangi maskapai ini, melainkan penerbangan langsung dari Jakarta menuju ke Puttusibau dan Sintang dimana keduanya juga berada di provinsi Kalimantan Barat. Penerbangan yang dilakukan Sriwijaya Air Group yang melalui kota Pontianak juga memungkinkan penerbangan ke kota-kota besar lainnya di Indonesia seperti Semarang, Surabaya dan Yogyakarta.“Antara Kalimantan Barat dan kota-kota besar di Pulau Jawa seperti Semarang, Yogya, Surabaya dan Jakarta sejak dulu sudah terjalin hubungan yang baik. Banyak masyarakat dari Jawa yang merantau dan bekerja di Kalimantan Barat. Begitu pula banyak orang-orang di Kalimantan Barat yang melakukan bisnis di Pulau Jawa,” ujar Senior Corporate Communications Manager Sriwijaya Air Group Agus Soedjono melalui siaran pers yang dikutip dari (24/10/2017).Dengan pembukaan rute penerbangan ini, Agus berharap hubungan antar dua wilayah yakni Kalimantan Barat dan Jakarta akan semakin kuat karena adanya peningkatan konektivitas serta perkembangan ekonomi keduanya.“Untuk penerbangan dengan menggunakan pesawat ATR 72-600 ini, Sriwijaya Air Group memberikan gratis biaya bagasi hingga 10 kg,” ujar Agus.Jadwal penerbangan dari Jakarta menuju Ketapang pada pukul 05.45 WIB, 10.00 WIB dan 14.30 WIB. Khusus Jakarta menuju Putussibau diberangkatkan pada pukul 04.45 WIB dan 18.25 WIB, sementara Jakarta menuju Sintang diberangkatkan pukul 05.45 WIB dan 10.00 WIB.Baca juga: Didera Sejumlah Masalah, Kalstar Aviation Untuk Sementara Tak MengudaraUntuk penerbangan dari Semarang menuju Ketapang dijadwalkan pukul 06.10 WIB, 12.20 WIB dan 17.05 WIB. Untuk Semarang menuju Putussibau dijadwalkan pukul 12.20 WIB dan 17.05 WIB. Dan Semarang menuju Sintang diberangkatkan pukul 06.10 WIB dan 17.05 WIB.Penerbangan dari Yogyakarta menuju ke Ketapang diberangkatkan pada pukul 16.45 WIB dan 20.30 WIB. Yogyakarta menuju Putussibau diberangkatkan pada pukul 11.00 WIB dan 20.30 WIB. Sedangkan Yogyakarta menuju Sintang diberangkatkan pukul 20.30 WIB.Sementara penerbangan dari Surabaya menuju ke Ketapang diberangkatkan pada pukul 06.00 WIB, 06.40 WIB, 10.50 WIB, 16.30 WIB dan 18.50 WIB. Rute Surabaya menuju Putussibau akan terbang pada pukul 10.50 WIB, 16.30 WIB dan 18.50 WIB. Sedangkan Surabaya menuju Sintang berangkat pada pukul 06.00 WIB, 16.30 WIB dan 18.50 WIB.Untuk penerbangan dari Pontianak-Ketapang akan dilayani tiga kali sehari dengan menggunakan pesawat ATR 72-600. Yaitu berangkat dari Pontianak pukul 10.35 WIB, 14.30 WIB dan 16.30 WIB. Untuk baliknya, berangkat dari Ketapang pukul 06.45 WIB, 11.25 WIB dan 15.25 WIB.Penerbangan Pontianak-Putussibau akan dilayani satu kali penerbangan per hari dengan menggunakan pesawat ATR 72-600. Berangkat dari Pontianak pukul 07.50 WIB sampai di Putussibau pukul 08.50 WIB. Selanjutnya penerbangan dari Putussibau pukul 09.05 WIB sampai ke Pontianak pukul 10.05 WIB.Sementara penerbangan Pontianak-Sintang juga akan dilayani satu kali penerbangan per hari dengan menggunakan pesawat ATR 72-600. Berangkat dari Pontianak pukul 12.30 WIB sampai di Sintang pukul 13.05 WIB. Selanjutnya penerbangan dari Sintang pukul 13.25 WIB sampai ke Pontianak pukul 14.00 WIB.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedMeriahkan Ulang Tahun ke-14, Sriwijaya Air Group Berikan Diskon Tiket 14 Persen03/11/2017In “Bandara”Digoyang Isu Stop Beroperasi, Sriwijaya Air Group Keluarkan Bantahan27/09/2019In “Analisa Angkutan”Pisah dari Garuda Indonesia, Sriwijaya Air Buka Rute Lama yang Tak Beroperasi22/01/2020In “Destinasi”last_img read more