Second Cannondale Chief Executive Officer resigns

first_imgCanondale Sports Group (GSG) has lost its second Chief Executive Officer in 2008. Dorel Industries has confirmed that Jeff Frehner, President and CEO of Cannondale, is leaving the company for family reasons. Robert Baird Jr, President of Dorel’s Recreational/Leisure segment, will oversee operations until a replacement is named.”We are sorry to see Jeff leave,” Baird said. “As the former president of Madison, Wisconsin based Pacific Cycle, Jeff and his family have developed strong roots in that community. He has found it difficult to accommodate an extensive business travel schedule and the need to be physically present in Bethel, Connecticut, headquarters of the Cannondale Sports Group.”Montreal based Dorel Industries owns Cannondale, alongside the Schwinn, GT, Mongoose and Sugoi bicycle brands. Matt Mannelly, Frehner’s predecessor, left Canondale on 29 July following almost three years in the position.Frehner had quickly risen through the ranks at Pacific Cycle, firstly as General Counsel in 2002 before taking over from founder Chris Hornung in December 2006. Pacific acquired Mongoose in 2000, Schwinn and GT in 2001, and was itself acquired by Dorel in January 2004. Dorel acquired Cannondale and Sugoi in February 2008 for US$200 million.“There is an excellent, highly energized senior management team in place at CSG. Business at the division has never been better. We have a clear plan, and are committed to being the partner of choice for the independent bike dealer,” Baird Relatedlast_img read more

Elite triathlete inspires local schoolchildren ahead of British Triathlon Mixed Relay…

first_img Related Local hero, Sophie Coldwell, visited Greenfields Community School in Nottingham today (Wednesday 24 May) to share her top sporting tips with the pupils, 100 days before the British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup prepares to bring the city of Nottingham to life on Saturday 2 September.Fresh from her return from Japan, where the 22-year-old managed a strong fourth place at the ITU World Triathlon Series event in Yokohama, Coldwell returned to her home city to put the children through their paces. Now based at the Loughborough Triathlon Performance Centre, she helped lead a PE session, before allowing the youngsters the first glimpse of the official cup that will be presented live on BBC One in just over three months’ time.Coldwell said “I’m so excited at the prospect of competing in the city I grew up in. The British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup will be a showcase of the top British and international triathletes and I can’t wait to be part of it.“It’s been great to come and meet the pupils today and answer their questions about triathlon and how I got started in the sport. I hope they’ve been inspired to come along and watch in September and, who knows, there could be a budding triathlete amongst them.”The fast and furious event is set to feature 20 triathlon quartets made up of two men and two women, each completing a short course triathlon before ‘tagging’ their teammate to do the same.An expected crowd of 20,000 spectators and a live BBC One television audience will follow the action as some of the world’s best race around Victoria Embankment and Trent Bridge in this dynamic and exciting format of the sport.The format, whilst relatively new to spectators in Great Britain, is well-known overseas, with British and English national teams having won World and Commonwealth titles. The decision to include Mixed Relay within the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is set to be made in July.Jack Buckner, CEO at British Triathlon, said “Our British triathletes have already experienced great success this year and we can’t wait to display the huge amount of sporting talent we have in an exciting new racing format in the heart of the city.“Nottingham is a fantastic location for the event to make its debut and I know the city will get well behind the British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup by coming down to support in September.”Cllr Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Nottingham City Council, added “With 100 days to go, we’re really starting to feel the excitement for this major event coming to the city. We are proud to host these high calibre athletes. I would urge the public to grab a grandstand ticket if they haven’t done so already and support our local talent. There are also chances to take part in the mass participation event.”The British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup Nottingham will be supported by the City of Nottingham. The mass participation event, organised by OSB Events and aimed at novice participants, offers an opportunity to experience closed roads racing alongside the River Trent on Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment and takes place just hours before the elite stars take to the course.Fans can also capture the very best of the elite action by securing a spot in the grandstand, overlooking the finish line and the thrilling athlete-changeover point. Tickets start at £10 (plus booking fee) and are available via See read more

After 4 years of rigorous athletics and academics, SM Northwest grad looks forward to summer of fun before college

first_imgAfter graduating from SM Northwest Thursday, Jacob Ramirez is ready for a summer of travel and time outdoors.The plan all along had been to head out of state.“That was kind of my thing,” said Jacob Ramirez. “I would tell everyone I’m getting out of Kansas for college.”But as high school went on and college application deadlines neared, Ramirez’s thinking started to shift. An aficionado of live music, he loved being close to Kansas City and its concert venues. A devoted outdoorsman, he loved being able to head out into the country and go fishing.And when K-State offered him full tuition, the appeal of staying in the Sunflower State grew even greater.Now, with Thursday’s graduation ceremony — and four daunting AP tests — behind him, Ramirez is looking forward to a summer of fun. A member of the Cougars varsity baseball team, he’ll be headed to Lawrence next Thursday for the opening-round game of the state tourney, where they’ll face the top seeded squad from Blue Valley.When state is over, he’ll turn his attention to travel. First to Denver, where he’s got tickets to see Kenny Chesney in concert. Then to Minnesota, where he’ll camp with a friend’s family and then hopefully head up to the boundary waters for more fishing.After four years of rigorous academics and nearly year-round baseball, Ramirez says he’s looking forward to enjoying the summer. But he won’t be sad when it’s time to head to Manhattan, where he plans to study engineering.“I’m ready,” he said. “I’m ready for college. It’s exciting to be starting the next thing.”last_img read more

Briefly Noted: Jewish Community Center’s Youth triathlon set for June 30

first_imgJewish Community Center hosting annual youth triathlon. The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City is hosting its annual Youth Triathlon on Sunday, June 30. The triathlon is a chance for youth from age 4 to 17 to compete, with food, music and a medal provided for every participant. The triathlon will take place at the Jewish Community Campus, 5801 W. 115th St., Overland Park, and the grounds of the Sprint campus nearby. The competition begins at 7:30 a.m. Participation fees are $25 for Tri for Tots (ages 4-5); $35 per individual/$90 per team. Participants and their parents can attend a pre-race orientation session at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, in the Social Hall of the Jewish Community Campus. Registration is at For more information, contact Erika Aanestad at 913-327-4693.SM East grad Molly Ross named Big 12 Rowing Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year at K-State. Kansas State women’s rowing senior and Shawnee Mission East grad Molly Ross was named the Big 12 Rowing Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year. She is the third member of K-State Rowing to earn the award. A Westwood resident, Ross is pursuing her doctorate degree in nuclear engineering, after obtaining her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from K-State in 2017. In 2017, Ross earned the Kansas State University Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department Outstanding Senior Award, and has also been named to the First Team Academic All-Big 12 in four consecutive seasons. She earned Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athlete recognition last year.Shawnee calling artists to create permanent sculpture in German sister city. The city of Shawnee is planning to send a local artist/sculptor to represent it on a trip to sister city Erfurt, Germany, next year. The artist/sculptor will create a sculpture that will be permanently installed in Erfurt. The sculptor will participate in a two-week workshop in summer 2020 with sculptor’s from each of Erfurt’s 10 other sister cities. The chosen artists will be paid roughly $1,100 to create sculptures in preparation of Germany’s Federal Horticultural Show in 2021. Applications and pictures of previous works can be sent to The contest will close Aug. 1.last_img read more

Minnesota takes fourth at Big Tens

first_imgMinnesota takes fourth at Big TensYuen Kobayashi won the 1,650-yard freestyle for the second straight year. Krista TheisFebruary 12, 2007Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Minnesota women’s swimming and diving team walked away from this year’s Big Ten Championships with new school records, Big Ten titles and a few invitations to the NCAA Championships.The 21st-ranked Gophers finished the three-day event in fourth place behind No. 8 Indiana, No. 10 Michigan and No. 15 Penn State. They did, however, beat unranked Purdue, Northwestern and Ohio State, which coach Kelly Kremer thought would be their biggest competition for fifth place.“Going into the meet I thought it was going to be really hard to place above fifth just because of the teams that were in front of us,” Kremer said. “But when everything was said and done I was really, really pleased that we were able to finish in fourth place.”Kremer said he also thinks it will put the Gophers in a position to have more people go to the NCAA Championship meet than they originally thought.Along with the overall team success, Minnesota had quite a few impressive individual performances.During Thursday’s preliminaries, sophomore Stacy Busack automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.75.Later, sophomore Erin Holtmeyer, junior Roxane Akradi and senior Jennifer Hasling joined Busack in claiming a new school record in the 200-yard freestyle relay when they touched the wall in 1:31.12.Sophomore Christine Jennings took home her first Big Ten title this weekend when she won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:43.74. Her time also qualified her for the NCAA Championship meet in March.Kremer said he was proud of Jennings’ performance at the Big Ten meet.“That was her first individual championship and that was a really important swim for her and the team,” Kremer said. “She was one of our two individual Big Ten champions and did an outstanding job for us.”Right behind Jennings in the event was sophomore Yuen Kobayashi who took second with her season-best time of 4:44.31. Jennings said she enjoys racing her teammate because they push each other.“That’s a really fun event to swim with Yuen,” she said. “Our goal is to swim together and hopefully get a 1-2. We’re teammates and that’s kind of our thing in the 500; to be that 1-2 punch and do it for the team.”Kobayashi later had success when she won the 1,650-yard freestyle, breaking her own school record and setting a personal best time of 16:08.59. Kobayashi won the event last year and was excited to be able to defend her title.“It feels great,” she said. “It has been a rough meet for me, so I just came in here and did what I could. It is great to have a gold medal.”The Gophers’ 800-yard freestyle relay of sophomores Kobayashi, Jennings, Meredith McCarthy and Jenny Shaughnessy also took home a title and guaranteed themselves spots at the NCAA Championships with a time of 7:11.87.Kremer said he was looking forward to this event and knew the women would do well.“Our 800 free relay really did an outstanding job on the second night by defending their title,” Kremer said. “That was certainly one of the highlights of the meet for our team.”In platform diving action Minnesota was lead by senior captain Holly Jakits. Jakits placed fifth overall adding 14 more points to the team total.At the conclusion of the meet, the All-Big Ten First Team was announced and it included four Gophers swimmers.Kobayashi was named to the team for the second year after her performance in the 1,650-yard freestyle and 800-yard freestyle relay. Jennings was honored for the 500-yard freestyle and 800-yard freestyle relay. McCarthy and Shaughnessy rounded up the list as a part of the 800-yard freestyle relay.last_img read more

Studies Find That Gossip Isn’t Just Loose Talk

first_imgThe New York Times: GOSSIP. Almost all of us do it, most of us are embarrassed about it, and sometimes, to our horror, we get caught.But not all gossip is bad, and, in fact, gossip can be useful in maintaining social norms and keeping people in line.Maybe it sounds as if I’m just trying to rationalize the desire to sometimes spread a few juicy bits of information, but recent research looks at the good side of gossip.First, the definition of gossip is fairly neutral. As Robin Dunbar, an anthropologist and evolutionary psychologist at the University of Oxford who has written widely about gossip, notes, the word gossip originally just meant chatting with one’s “godsibs,” or the peer equivalent of godparents — in other words, people you were particularly close to.In more modern terms, Timothy Hallett, associate professor in the Indiana University sociology department, defined it as “the unsanctioned evaluative talk about people who aren’t present.”Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

FLU NEWS SCAN: School opening and pandemic H1N1, adjuvanted vaccine in elderly, H5N1 in Indonesia’s pigs and poultry

first_imgAug 13, 2010Study: Return to school launched pandemic flu waveThe opening of schools in the fall of 2009 seemed to trigger the United States’ second wave of pandemic H1N1 flu, with outpatient visits for flu-like illnesses spiking about 14 days after students returned, researchers from the University of Washington reported yesterday in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. To assess any relationship between return to school and flu activity, they looked at Google Flu Trends by state and national level, regional flu baselines, and public school opening dates across many localities and regions. Between Aug 9 and Sep 24, flu-like activity for all states exceeded baselines, and most of it was pandemic H1N1. Flu did not exceed state baselines before school opening dates, except in Minnesota. The authors concluded that understanding the relationship between school opening dates and pandemic influenza spread might be useful for future pandemic planning and that community mitigation efforts aimed at students before school starts may be a useful strategy to reduce the spread of the virus.Aug 12 J Infect Dis abstractAdjuvanted vaccine tests well in elderly A study from Belgium found that a single dose of adjuvanted pandemic H1N1 vaccine was effective and well tolerated in adults up to age 85 and that previous trivalent seasonal vaccination did not reduce its effectiveness. The researchers administered a monovalent H1N1 vaccine containing 3.75 micrograms of antigen and the oil-in-water adjuvant AS03A to healthy adults in two age-groups, 18 to 60 years and over 60 years. Antibody titers against H1N1 were measured after 1 dose, with half the patients then given another dose. Immune responses meeting European licensure criteria were noted in 97.5% and 87.4% of subjects in the younger and older age-groups, respectively, and these levels persisted whether or not subjects received the second dose. Previous vaccination against seasonal influenza within the preceding two flu seasons was associated with significantly lower mean antibody titers after both dosing schedules in 18- to 60-year-olds.Early-release Clin Infect Dis abstractPigs in Indonesia have asymptomatic H5N1 infectionsAn international team of researchers reports finding asymptomatic H5N1 avian influenza infections in pigs in Indonesia in 2005, 2006, and 2007, suggesting that the animals offer the virus an opportunity to adapt to mammals. The team sampled pigs in several areas of Indonesia during three rainy seasons: January and February 2005, October 2006 to February 2007, and November 2008 to April 2009, according to their early-release report in Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID). They found H5N1 viruses in 52 of 702 samples (7.4%). All the positive samples were collected in the first two seasons and came from areas where poultry outbreaks of H5N1 had occurred. None of the pigs showed signs of flu-like illness at the time of sample collection. A phylogenetic analysis showed that the viruses had been introduced into pigs in Indonesia on at least three occasions. The researchers also found one isolate that had the ability to recognize human-type virus receptors. “Our data suggest that pigs are at risk for infection during outbreaks of influenza virus A(H5N1) and can serve as intermediate hosts in which the virus can adapt to mammals,” they conclude.Early-release EID reportH5N1 widespread in Jakarta’s poultrySeventy percent of recent poultry feces samples tested in Jakarta were found to contain H5N1 viruses, according to a Jakarta Post report published today. The finding was reported by the head of the city’s Agriculture, Maritime, and Animal Husbandry Agency, who said thousands of samples were tested. She said the birds all appeared healthy. The story also said that poultry restrictions enacted by the city to control avian flu have been stalled because of widespread public criticism earlier this year. The law requires certificates for pet bird owners and limits poultry slaughterhouses to six areas on the city’s periphery.Aug 13 Jakarta Post storylast_img read more

Cats Lifting Spirits Around Los Alamos: Meet Kip

first_imgKip is a 7-year-old polydactyl tomcat who is both a ‘talker’ and aggressively affectionate. In looking at his face it is easy to see how he is lifting spirits around Los Alamos. Kip is a member of the Judy Goldie family. Courtesy photolast_img

Advance Appoints New VP Of Real Estate

first_imgPrior to joining Advance, Coradini served as executive vice president, retail at Jones Lang LaSalle. In this role, he led a real estate team that provided market research and planning, new store transactions, construction, lease administration and portfolio optimization support to national retailers. In addition, Coradini started his real estate career at AutoZone and subsequently has led real estate functions at FedEx Office and Family Dollar Stores. Coradini holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Memphis.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. ROANOKE, Va. – Advance Auto Parts has announced the appointment of Geno Coradini as vice president, real estate. Coradini will lead the real estate function including lease administration, real estate development, construction, store planning and design, facilities and real estate research. He will be instrumental in leading the path to strategic store growth for Advance. Coradini will report to Bill Carter, senior vice president, business development and integration and will be based in Roanoke, Va. “I am thrilled to welcome Geno to the Advance team to play a key role in our growth strategy,” said Carter. “We look forward to the knowledge and experience Geno will bring to Advance’s real estate program as we continue to open stores and grow our presence across our operations.”last_img read more

Eco2 looks towards anaerobic digestion

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