Rocky Harris, a multifaceted professional sports executive and collegiate athletics administrator, has been announced by USA Triathlon (USAT) President Barry Siff as the new Chief Executive Officer for the national governing body.Harris, who was named to SportsBusiness Journal’s prestigious ‘Forty Under 40’ list in April, has spent the past five-plus years as an athletics administrator at his alma mater, Arizona State University, and heads to USAT in Colorado Springs with two decades of experience across professional and collegiate sports, as well as the corporate sector. An age-group triathlete, Harris has been ‘instrumental in helping grow triathlon at the collegiate level and has been recognized for developing and implementing innovative initiatives throughout his career.’“The USA Triathlon Board of Directors is unanimously enthusiastic about welcoming Rocky to help lead our sport forward here in the US and on the international stage,” said Barry Siff. “Rocky brings 20 years of demonstrated leadership in key areas consistent with our new strategic plan: building collaborative partnerships, listening and working closely with key constituents and stakeholders, and being an inspiring leader of people. His passion for triathlon is extremely high, and we are confident he can help grow our sport in an effort to make a healthier America.”“I want to thank Barry, the USA Triathlon Board of Directors and members of the hiring committee for the opportunity to work with a sport I’m truly passionate about and to serve the triathlon community,” Rocky Harris said. “I look forward to furthering a culture of excellence at USA Triathlon and working alongside the talented staff already in place who share my belief in triathlon’s special ability to bring people with different backgrounds together from across the world.“The chance to take a sport I love and make it accessible to all communities and relevant to all generations, as well as build upon USA Triathlon as an inspirational and innovative brand, will be an exciting and fulfilling challenge. I’m proud of the progress we’ve made at ASU and confident the athletics department is set up for long-term success under Ray Anderson’s leadership.”Harris and the USA Triathlon Board of Directors have already identified a number of priorities to advance the organization’s strategic plan, including creating collaborative partnerships within the sport and enhancing technology to engage new audiences. Additionally, Harris will look to collaborate with the High Performance department in support of the US National Team, and find ways to increase value for members, coaches, race directors, clubs, elite athletes, volunteers, officials, corporate partners and others touched by the sport.Harris’ role at ASU evolved throughout his tenure, with his most recent position as Chief Operating Officer, a role that included direct oversight of the strategic planning, implementation, administration and day-to-day operations of Sun Devil Athletics.“Simply put, Rocky is not only one of the best administrators I have worked with in my career, but he is also one of the most well-rounded individuals I know,” ASU Athletics Director Ray Anderson said. “He is passionate, genuine, dynamic and strategic, and his unique skill set and perspective will undoubtedly help him flourish in this new role.”As COO, one of Harris’ varied accomplishments was implementing a vision of expanding sport offerings at ASU, with an emphasis on Olympic sports. To that end, Harris and his staff created a comprehensive plan that led to the addition of women’s triathlon, men’s ice hockey, women’s lacrosse and men’s tennis. Harris was one of the key proponents in helping ASU become the first NCAA Power Five conference institution to officially adopt the sport of triathlon as an Emerging Sport for Women and, in its first year, the team won the USA Triathlon Women’s Collegiate National Championship. The Sun Devils are set to host the 2017 Women’s Collegiate National Championship this November in Tempe, Arizona.Upon his arrival at ASU, Harris led an overhaul of communication and brand strategies and placed a renewed emphasis on digital media and direct brand-based public relations. Harris also helped lead the Pac-12 Fan Engagement Project to advance data analytics and business intelligence across all 12 member schools. Under Harris’ direction, the Sun Devil Club, the primary fundraising arm for Sun Devil Athletics, broke numerous fundraising records, including US$86 million in donations for FY15 (compared to US$7.47 million in FY11), and memberships more than doubled.Harris arrived at ASU after serving as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamo and AEG Global Partnerships. In his tenure with the Dynamo and AEG, Harris helped initiate a US$110 million stadium project in downtown Houston, and assisted in doubling the season ticket base and sponsorship revenue.Before the Dynamo, Harris was the Director of Sports and Marketing Sponsorships at Reliant Energy, an NRG Energy, where he oversaw the largest naming rights deal in the National Football League (NFL).His other work on the professional sports level included two stops in the NFL as Director of Communication with the Houston Texans and Media Relations Coordinator with the San Francisco 49ers. Prior to joining the NFL, Harris worked at a digital-marketing agency in San Francisco and a sports marketing agency in Scottsdale, Arizona.Harris has been a member of the Houston World Cup Host Committee, Super Bowl XXXVIII Host Committee, as well as an NFL Media Representative for Super Bowls XXXVII, XXXVIII, and XXXIX. He was awarded the Houston Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award, the Major League Soccer Marketing Executive of the Year Award and the Pete Rozelle Award for the NFL’s top public relations staff.Harris taught a graduate-level course for the past three years in ASU’s Sports Law and Business program, which he was instrumental in developing and designing. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Community Resources and Development at ASU and attended management programs at Rice University and Purdue University. He received his master’s degree in sport management from the University of San Francisco (USF), where he graduated summa cum laude and earned the 2002 Director’s Award for being the top graduate student in the program. Before USF, Harris earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from Arizona State University.www.usatriathlon.org Related
Amendments to Family Law Rules rewriting the purpose of the rules The Florida Bar’s Family Law Rules Committee has submitted to the Florida Supreme Court a report proposing an amendment to Florida Family Law Rule of Procedure 12.010, Scope, Purpose, and Title. The proposed amendment rewrites subdivision (b)(1) of this rule which sets forth the purpose of the Family Law Rules. The court invites all interested persons to comment on the committee’s proposed amendment, which is reproduced in full below, as well as online at www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/proposed.shtml. An original and nine paper copies of all comments must be filed with the court on or before June 1, with a certificate of service verifying that a copy has been served on Raymond T. McNeal, Committee Chair, 2640 S.E. 45th Street, Ocala 34480, as well as a separate request for oral argument if the person filing the comment wishes to participate in oral argument, which may be scheduled in this case. The chair has until June 22 to file a response to any comments filed with the court. Electronic copies of all comments also must be filed in accordance with the Court’s administrative order In re Mandatory Submission of Electronic Copies of Documents, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC04-84 (Sept. 13, 2004). IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA May 1, 2008 Notices Amendments to Family Law Rules rewriting the purpose of the rules IN RE: AMENDMENTS TO FLORIDA FAMILY LAW RULE 12.010, CASE NO. SC08-641 RULE 12.010. SCOPE, PURPOSE, AND TITLE (a) [no change] (b) Purpose. ( 1) These rules shall be construed to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of the procedures covered by them and shall be construed to secure simplicity in procedure and fairness in administration. These rules are intended to facilitate access to the court and to provide procedural fairness to all parties, to save time and expense through active case management, setting timetables, and the use of alternatives to litigation, and to enable the court to coordinate related cases and proceedings to avoid multiple appearances by the same parties on the same or similar issues and to avoid inconsistent court orders.(2) Nothing shall prohibit any intake personnel in family law divisions from assisting in the preparation of papers or forms to be filed in any action under these rules. (c) [no change]
Family accommodation keeps alive almost 80.000 families and more than 250.000 citizens in Croatia 3. The Family Accommodation Forum (FOS) has become a central gathering place for family micro-entrepreneurs in tourism, and FOS is also the largest congress of the tourism profession in Croatia and the only congress of family accommodation in Europe. This year, the 3rd Family Accommodation Forum of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce will be held in Zadar from 15-17. November. 2016.FOS brings together the owners of catering services in rooms, apartments, holiday homes and camps in the household, as well as in boarding houses and rural households, and is interesting for all micro and small entrepreneurs who follow current changes and trends in family accommodation. 2014 registered participants participated in the first FOS 800 in Opatija, 2 participants in the 2015nd FOS 1.000 in Poreč, and we believe that the 3rd FOS 2016 in Zadar will be extremely well attended. Great importance of family accommodation, ie “short-term renting houses and holiday homes ”for the European Union was recently confirmed by the European Commission, which in its statement points out that this type of microeconomy can contribute to economic growth and employment in the EU, and that such activities must be responsibly considered and developed. European Holiday Home Association), an organization that brings together providers of accommodation in short-term accommodation in apartments and houses (family accommodation) but also associations of managers and platforms within the sector, welcomed the European Commission’s statement which made significant progress in understanding and recognizing the sector. At European level, this type of accommodation has 20 million beds. This contribution of citizens who independently help the national economy with their property has not been recorded anywhere in Europe, in fact, in many countries this activity is still unregulated and the volume of traffic is unknown, Pinezić points out, adding that we must keep what we have and what we have improved over the years. every public official should be aware that both his or her livelihood and income may depend tomorrow on the possibility of quickly and easily integrating his or her private property into the “sharing economy” system. Over 74.000 households are currently registered in family accommodation, which is growing from year to year, and with 500.000 beds it makes up 50% of the total accommodation capacity. “The Family Tourism Community of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce hopes to formally become a member of EHHA and thus share experiences and contribute to the development of family micro-entrepreneurship in tourism in the European Union. It is important to realize that the growing social, political and economic tensions in which Europe finds itself will not be able to overcome without a new economic model, without a new paradigm that will allow the rapid inclusion of all social and ethnic groups in the microeconomic systems of EU countries. capital companies in any sector, especially in tourism, will absorb high demand for long-term employment with a stable wage. “Start-up companies”, self-employment, free enterprise, “sharing economy”, are new models that function as catalysts for the deep crisis of the existing socio-economic system. Our family accommodation, which keeps almost 80.000 families, more than 250.000 citizens of the Republic of Croatia alive, but also contributes to the community through 2 billion Euros of income generated on the basis of private property, also found itself on this positive wave. ”Points out Nedo Pinezić, president of the Association of Family Accommodation at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, and adds that in addition, HRK 150.000.000 is paid annually into the state budget based on a flat tax and the same amount into the budget of the Croatian National Tourist Board based on a flat tax.
Metronet Rail wrote to London mayor Ken Livingstone last night asking him to appoint an administrator under provisions of the 30-year PPP contracts. The High Court is expected to appoint Alan Bloom, the Ernst & Young administrator who handled Railtrack’s administration, today.
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At the marina Muiderzand, in The Netherlands this October, Kongsberg customers gathered together to experience the impressive EM2040 Compact multibeam system on board the survey vessel Havenschap 1, owned by Groningen Seaports.The Havenschap 1 has a moonpool mounting configuration for the EM2040C single sonar head together with a dual frequency single beam transducer; a proven concept that is easy to install.The demonstrations took place over different areas including, shallow water with sandy bottom and also with a muddy bottom. The bottom conditions are sometimes difficult due to steep slopes and deep water however all the results were excellent.Results from the demonstration showed just how clean the raw and unprocessed (with filters off) data can be when using the EM2040 Compact.“Due to the high pinging frequency, harbour mooring poles of 20cm diameter were nicely detected even with relatively high vessel speeds. It’s impressive to see what the EM2040 Compact can do in the range of 200 to 400 kHz. This image shows Data taken when entering the marina at 6km/h, at 2.8m depth,” announced kongsberg.com.[mappress]Press Release, December 12, 2013
The fourth Bari-Star design handysize vessel, built by Japanese shipbuilder Imabari Shipyard, has joined Clipper fleet.The 38,000 dwt Clipper Bliss, together with her sisters Clipper Bari-Star, Clipper Bettina and Clipper Belle, represents the next generation of handysize type bulk carriers with impressive cargo capacity and eco fuel consumption.Her maiden voyage started in California loading rice in Sacramento and Stockton, destined to Mersin, Turkey.The four Bari-Star vessels from Imabari are an important step in building up the Clipper fleet. At the moment, the company has a fleet of about 70 controlled vessels.CLIPPER BLISSDWAT: 38,243LOA: 179.97mDRAFT: 10.54mBEAM: 29.8mFLAG: Panama [mappress]Press Release, January 30, 2014
The crane was purchased by the Brazilian Tomé group, established in 1973 with a workforce of some 4,000 employees.It is engaged in engineering, including technical planning and construction (Tomé Engenharia), as well as crane operation and heavy haulage (Tomé Equipamentos e Transportes).The group operates some 200 mobile and crawler cranes, as well as 700 transport units.According to Washington Luiz de Moura, CFO of Holding Tomé and COO of Tomé Equipamentos e Transportes, the easy and rapid supply of spare parts and reliable after-sales service influenced the decision to purchase from Liebherr.The LTM 1500-8.1 offers a high lifting capacity, Liebherr said, and “extraordinary mobility” on the road and on construction sites.With a 12-tonne axle load and a total weight of 96 tonnes, it can travel at up to 80 km/h on the road.
THE US Department for Homeland Security is to spend $10m on a pilot project designed to prevent terrorists from bringing bombs or chemical weapons within a few hundred metres of the Capitol, where the US Congress meets.To be completed in 18 months, the project is driven by a desire to placate local politicians in the District of Columbia, who attempted earlier this year to ban CSX from carrying hazardous freight on its lines that run under the heart of Washington.CSX agreed to re-route hazardous freight on a voluntary basis pending an appeal against the ruling on the grounds that it conflicted with federal law. The threat to rail traffic across America if individual states, or even cities, were at liberty to ban hazardous rail freight clearly could not be allowed to go unchallenged. A judicial decision is awaited.The Washington project applies to 12 km of the CSX line between the yard adjacent to Reagan National Airport, on the south bank of the Potomac River, and Benning Road yard in Northeast Washington. Around 300 CCTV cameras will be deployed in the two yards and along the designated route, and before trains are permitted to leave either yard they will be scanned by radiological, biological and chemical sensors.Numerous alarms detecting entry to the railway will be installed, with many of the CCTV cameras designed to pick up any movement. Authorised trains, vehicles and personnel are to be issued with electronic identification cards that will suppress any alarms which they generate within the security zone.Following the four suicide bombs detonated on a bus and three London Underground trains on July 7, and a failed attempt to launch four similar attacks on July 21, services were fully restored throughout the LU network from August 4 when the Piccadilly line was re-opened between Hyde Park Corner and Arnos Grove.In the USA, the terrorist threat for metros was reduced from Orange to Yellow on August 12, although New York’s MTA said it would continue random baggage searches. BART in San Francisco said it would keep Orange precautions in place for now. APTA put the cost of higher security on urban public transport nationally since July 7 at $0·9m/day.
BELGIUM: Freight operator Lineas has unveiled a Bombardier Transportation Traxx locomotive which has been branded to honour people working to fight the coronavirus pandemic.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# ‘This is our way of saying thank you to the many brave people who are at the forefront in this crisis’, said the operator’s Assets & Network Operations director Jeroen Spruyt on April 9.‘Above all, of course, the medical staff, but also people in other relevant roles, such as in supermarkets, pharmacies or in transportation. Even in the tough day-to-day work at Lineas, hundreds of people work to transport essential goods such as food, medicines and disinfectants. We will all get through this together and we hope that this locomotive will encourage everyone who sees it.’Lineas said rail freight demand had decreased by 20% to 30% because many companies have stopped producing, and operators were calling on the Belgian government to support the sector.