Ironman World Champion, Frederik Van Lierde rides with CeramicSpeed

first_imgDanish ceramic bearing specialist, CeramicSpeed, has a new partnership with current Ironman World Champion, Frederik Van Lierde.Following the success of CeramicSpeed in 2013, the company has entered the new year with a ‘commitment and effort to the global triathlon market with the announcement of Frederik Van Lierde as global ambassador.’On the OEM market CeramicSpeed is recognised for its on-going work alongside the likes of Specialized and SRAM. Omega Pharma – Quick-Step, Team Tinkoff-Saxo and Team Astana have been long time users of CeramicSpeed products along with multiple world-class triathletes including Leanda Cave, Tyler Butterfield, Eneko Llanos, Greg and Laura Bennett, among others.The company is keen to ensure Ironman World Champion Van Lierde has every performance advantage available to him through the use of its high quality, low friction products.“As a company we couldn’t be happier,” said Martin Banke, Managing Director for CeramicSpeed.“Frederik is an exceptional individual who really understands the importance of our products. A true champion. Frederik is always looking to better his setup, save on watts and stay on top of the world in terms of performance. Our products allow us to be a part of Frederik’s victory whilst helping him save crucial watts. It is a fantastic partnership.”Frederik Van Lierde’s Cervélo P5 will now be fully equipped with CeramicSpeed pulley wheels, bottom brackets and wheel bearings. A saving the company emphasises at being between 6 – 9 watts.“In the cycling industry there is no bearing product that carries the same reputation for quality, reduced friction and all round performance as CeramicSpeed does,” said Van Lierde from his training camp in Spain.“To be the best and stay the best you need to chase every percentage gain, especially in equipment. CeramicSpeed products are simply not comparable. I am very excited about working closely with the entire CeramicSpeed team.”Van Lierde will get his 2014 season underway at the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon on 15 March. Frederik will be aiming for his third victory at Abu Dhabi having taken the win in 2011 and 2013.CeramicSpeed was founded in 2004 with all products handmade at the company’s HQ in Denmark. The company specialises in ceramic bearings for the cycling industry distributed across more than 20 countries. Since 2007, SRAM has been using CeramicSpeed bottom brackets; and since 2011 Specialized has been delivering all S-Works road frames with CeramicSpeed bottom brackets and wheel kit bearings.Pro tour teams Team Tinkoff-Saxo, Omega Pharma – Quick-Step and Team Astana are riding CeramicSpeed products. Within MTB the company sponsors Team Superior Brentjens. Additionally, CeramicSpeed products are ridden by some of the world’s leading triathletes, including: Leanda Cave, Tyler Butterfield, Greg and Laura Bennett and Eneko Relatedlast_img read more

C-Capture appoints new CEO

first_imgWhite holds a strong technical foundation in carbon capture and storage (CCS), and joins C-Capture from BadrEOR, an oilfield services company based in Oman, where he served as CEO for three years.“Tom’s expertise in chemical engineering perfectly complements the development of C-Capture’s technology and the strength of Tom’s business development expertise will help in C-Capture’s rapid expansion,” said Tristan Fischer, Chairman of C-Capture.As a former officer in the Corps of Royal Engineers, White also serves as Vice-President Regions of the Board of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, responsible for the governance of overseas entities and for representing its 20,000 non-UK members.“I am incredibly excited to be joining C-Capture at this pivotal time; its award-winning carbon capture solution is exactly what UK and global industry need to achieve cost-effective decarbonisation,” said White.“C-Capture’s novel solvent technology is viable on a large scale and offers a safe, low-cost way to remove carbon dioxide from emissions sources such as power stations, cement and steel works.”“When coupled with sustainably sourced biofuels, C-Capture is able to achieve carbon-negative power, which is revolutionary. The time for large scale deployment of CCS is now and C-Capture’s solution represents a step change in performance and existing technologies.” Source: C-Capture“As C-Capture enters the next exciting phase of company growth and with the need for CCS at a large scale increasingly urgent with the climate crisis unfolding before us, we are delighted to have Tom join the C-Capture team,” Fischer concluded.Read more like this – subscribe todayEnjoyed this story? Subscribe to gasworld today and take advantage of even more great insights and exclusives in industrial gases.Visit to access all content and choose the right subscription for you.last_img read more

My digital life: Chris Lynn

first_imgTo continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more

RSPB Scotland steps back from Galloway Kite Trail

first_imgcredit Ben Andrew ( AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInWith red kites now thriving across Dumfries and Galloway, RSPB Scotland is stepping back from the Galloway Kite Trail and handing over its on-going management to local businesses.Founded in October 2003, The Galloway Kite Trail was set up by RSPB Scotland in a partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland and Bellymack Hill Farm. It was created as a community-based wildlife viewing initiative to help raise public awareness of red kites and promote Dumfries and Galloway as a visitor destination.Red kites were locally extinct in Dumfries and Galloway until 2001 when they were brought back through a re-introduction programme that ran until 2005. There are now around 130 pairs breeding throughout all vice-counties in the region, and over 1000 chicks have fledged in the wild since the project began.Across the UK, where other successful re-introductions have also taken place, the red kite has gone from a red-listed bird, the highest level of conservation concern, to a green listed bird, the lowest level. Incidents of illegal persecution against kites are still recorded, but their population is stable and growing, and it is hoped that they will continue to spread.RSPB Scotland’s Calum Murray worked as a community liaison officer on the project for over 12 years. He said: “The Galloway Kite Trail has been a huge part of my life, and it’s been a privilege to be involved in something so worthwhile, with so many tangible and knock-on benefits for wildlife and for people. It’s also been a pleasure working with the businesses and landowners involved, who have all contributed to the trail’s success as a visitor attraction and will, I’m sure, continue to support it.“It’s definitely sad to be stepping back, but as a conservation charity, the RSPB has to prioritise its efforts based on the needs of species and habitats. We’ll continue to monitor the red kite population in Dumfries and Galloway, and we’ll help to support nature-based tourism through other projects, such as our work at Mersehead and the Mull of Galloway.”One of the aims of the Galloway Kite Trail was to use nature-based tourism to support local businesses and land owners following the devastating impacts of the 2001 foot and mouth outbreak.An economic survey carried out annually by the RSPB between 2004 and 2015 found that visitors to the trail spent an estimated £54.6m in Dumfries and Galloway, with £8.2m directly attributable to people visiting the area to see the kites. In the same period, the trail attracted over 100,000 visitors and supported, on average, the equivalent of 19 full-time jobs every year.The Galloway Kite Trail will continue to operate through a leaflet – which can be picked up at local venues – signs, and interpretation at sites around the trail.last_img read more

Dune Hugger: Erosion Response Plan

first_img Share Special to the PRESSThere is an important Public Forum regarding future development of the northern beaches of Cameron County on South Padre Island coming up Wednesday, Oct. 28!In 2009, after Hurricanes Dolly and Ike decimated the Texas Coast Lines and the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Fund, the 81st Texas Legislature passed legislation that required Texas Coastal Communities to come up with Erosion Response Plans to promote resilient development and reduce the risk of public expenditures in protecting development and infrastructure associated with these communities.  The mandate read, “…to reduce public expenditures for erosion and storm damages. The plans may include provisions for establishing a building setback, protecting public beach access and the public beach easement, and procedures for preserving, restoring, and enhancing critical sand dunes that are necessary to protect public and private property from storms and erosion.”Unfortunately the Cameron County Dune Protection Committee completely flipped the script on the idea of the plan and came up with a plan that actually moved the minimum state building setback lines 120 feet closer to the water and endanger beaches that have some of the highest erosion rates in Texas.  In spite of a study called “Cameron County Erosion Analyses” by Bill Worsham of LJA engineering and Peter Ravella of PAR Consulting, which concluded that the County would be looking at between $30 million and $78 million per five miles of beach at five year intervals because of this proposed Erosion Response Plan, the County Commissioners Court still approved the plan.  However, the plan was thankfully rejected by the Texas General Land Office (GLO).  After several years of negotiations that went nowhere, essentially because of the lack of cooperation by the County Dune Protection Committee, the state has declared Cameron County ineligible for CEPRA and CMP funds that they desperately need to help manage their coasts and beach parks until they draft a new plan.In this case, the Commissioners Court has now responded by bypassing the County Dune Protection Committee, which has now cost one developer $850,000 in fines and the County more than $20 million in damages on just two projects they have approved ignoring state regulations and deed restrictions, and hired PAR Consulting run by Peter A. Ravella, who researched and published the original study originally rejected by the Commissioners, to come up and help implement a new Erosion Response Plan.This process starts with a public forum on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Cameron County Commissioners Courtroom located at 1100 E. Monroe in Brownsville.  The basics of the new plan will be presented and public input will be sought.  The Surfrider Foundation South Texas Chapter encourages all who can make the meeting to please attend, get educated and provide your comments.More information can be found at the PAR Consulting Website created for the Cameron County Erosion Response Plan at!Thank you for your concern on the future responsible development of our beaches!Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedDune Hugger: Erosion Response PlanSpecial to the PRESS The northern Cameron County Beaches of South Padre Island are open for development and the state required Erosion Response Plan (ERP) is in the process of being worked out with an emphasis on public input.  This public input should include Cameron County Commissioners and other Decision…December 11, 2015In “News”County to hold 2nd ERP public forumSpecial to the PRESS On Dec. 15, Cameron County stakeholders are invited to come to the Cameron County Courthouse to learn more about the state-required Erosion Response Plan (ERP). By participating in the development of the ERP, landowners, developers and beach lovers will all have a chance to influence the…December 11, 2015In “News”Dune Hugger: Erosion Response PlanBy ROB NIXON Special to the PRESS On December 15, Cameron County, PAR Consulting and Applied Coastal Research and Consulting held their second public forum on the new Cameron County Erosion Response Plan (ERP).  As I have mentioned before, the purpose of the state mandating Counties and Cities to come…December 18, 2015In “News”last_img read more

Game preview: No. 12 Ole Miss vs. Presbyterian

first_imgLook good, feel goodOle Miss has a “sour taste” in its mouth after back-to-back losses, tackle Robert Conyers admitted early in the week. That’s a good thing, as Ole Miss starts the final month of the college football season with at least a top bowl bid in mind. The Rebels want to leave the field this afternoon feeling like they are back on track, not like they scuffled around with an inferior opponent for 60 minutes.— Hugh Kellenberger,staff writerGame InfoWhen: Today, 11 a.m.Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, OxfordTelevision: SEC NetworkRadio: 97.3 FMLast meeting: First meetingAll-time series: N/AKeep an eye on• Tobi Antigha, wide receiver: Forty-five catches this season at about 10 yards a pop but curiously zero touchdowns.Unit that couldgive Rebels fits• Running backs: LSU and Auburn beat up Ole Miss on the ground. The Blue Hose are not in that category, but can they get something going?last_img read more

Claim West Ham player’s agent has offered his client to another…

first_imgThe Mexican attacker was linked with a move to Fenerbahce’s local rivals Besiktas during the last summer transfer window, but the Hammers blocked the move.Fanatik have reported on claims from Gunes that the Istanbul club were given the chance to sign the West Ham player.In recent weeks Hernandez has been linked with Spanish side Valencia.However, it’s claimed Fenerbache president Ali Koc is struggling to finance such a deal for the Mexico international and his club would need to offload players.It’s also claimed Leicester City loanee Islam Slimani would have to leave, along with Spanish forward Roberto Soldado.Embed from Getty ImagesThe former Manchester United is struggling to get games under Manuel Pellegrini and may need to move on in this transfer window to get regular first team football at another club.Given that West Ham are insisting on a permanent deal, according to claims from the Valencia media, it’s hard to see how Fenerbahce could afford the move.ND by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystWill Blockchain Reduce the Global Trade Finance Gap to Reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50Undo According to reports in the Turkish media, the agent of West Ham United forward Javier Hernandez has offered his client to Fenerbahce.last_img read more

7 Tips to Move Your Print Newsletter to Email

first_imgYou’ve decided that the benefits of emailing your newsletter to your supporters outweigh the costs and you are ready to make the transition from print to email. Here are seven tips to help you do it right:Don’t try the short-cuts. Sending a PDF of your print newsletter out as an attachment to an email list is NOT an email newsletter. Neither is sending a one-line email that says “Click here to read our newsletter on our website.” If you are going to use email to communicate regularly with your supporters, create a real e-newsletter, with real content in the email itself.Dissect your old print newsletter. Not everything that you included in your print newsletter will be right for your email newsletter. For example, if you had a large calendar of events in print, it’s best to highlight only a few events in an email newsletter with links to a full calendar on your website. Think about what belongs where online — not everything will work in an email.Consider a more personal tone. Email is a more personal form of communication than print. If you’ve been writing your newsletter articles in the third person (The Dog Lovers Association is seeking volunteers), now is the time to move to a more personal first person- second person style (If you’d like to volunteer to walk dogs, we want to hear from you).Decide on full text, teasers, or a combo. An email newsletter should be relatively short compared to a print newsletter. That means you have to make some decisions about the quantity and length of articles. Some organizations will include one full article in an email newsletter with headlines only for other articles on a website. Others will include teaser text, or longer blurbs, for all of the articles, requiring readers to click over to the website for the full version of each article. Either way is acceptable, but I think it’s best to be consistent from issue to issue.Prepare to spend lots of time on microtext. Working on the microtext like headings and captions is important in print, but it’s absolutely essential in email. Start working now on the kinds of subject lines, headlines, and subheads you’ll use in your email newsletter. A large portion of your mailing list will quickly skim and read only the microtext, so make it good.Use an email newsletter service. Don’t try to distribute an email newsletter out of your desktop email program. The problems with this approach are too numerous to mention. Instead, use an email marketing service provider. The benefits far exceed the minimal monthly costs.Add a sign-up box to your website. Ideally, this will appear in your site template so the sign-up box appears on every page of your website. At a minimum, put it on your homepage and about us or contact us pages. One of the benefits of using an email service provider is that your supporters can add themselves to your list automatically — but only if they can find the form on your website.About the Author: Kivi Leroux Miller provides training and personal coaching on all aspects of nonprofit marketing and communications to organizations big and small across the U.S. If you want to write newsletters and annual reports that your supporters will love or create websites and blogs that educate and inspire, visit, where you’ll find a free e-newsletter, articles, webinars, e-courses, and more.Source: read more