If you’d rather wear your doughnuts rather than carry them, Garneau has a limited edition offering of their own. Initially created for Lea Davison and her love of donuts, the Donut Give Up (geddit?) kit will be available for pre-order from today until June 16th, and will ship in July. Both men’s and women’s jerseys and bibs are available which will leave you looking as colorful as one of The Loop doughnuts from Voodoo.garneau.com At this point it seems like there’s a day for everything. National Margarita Day. National Bacon Day. National Taco Day. And yes, National Doughnut day. Of course there are countless others, but I’m sticking with the cycling specific training foods, OK? To celebrate these somewhat dubious holidays, there are often limited edition products to go along with them and National (or International) Doughnut day does not disappoint.In Portland, OR, it’s hard to read the word ‘doughnut’ and not think about Voodoo Doughnuts’ pink boxes filled with bacon covered, cereal covered, or even vegan treats. To celebrate the occasion, they’ve teamed up with fellow Portlanders, Chrome Industries, to create a Limited Edition Volcan Backpack.The bag is the perfect size to transport a Voodoo box (and a 15″ laptop) and is built with 1000d Tarp with a 600d poly liner. Of course it’s available only in Voodoo Pink, and it will sell for $140. Available today.Voodoo Doughnut x Chrome Industries Limited Edition Volcan Backpack• MSRP: $140• Color: Voodoo Pink• Volume: 31L• Size:12”w x 19”h x 6”d• Construction: Tarp – 22oz 1000D TPE Tarp shell / 70D Linerchromeindustries.com
Champlain College,David L Cooperrider at the Stiller School of Business at Champlain College. Champlain College photo.Vermont Business Magazine Champlain College’s David L Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry in the Stiller School of Business has received a $1 million gift from the Stiller Family Foundation to plan and convene a national Positive Education Summit that will use Appreciative Inquiry to accelerate positive education from early childhood on up.Dr Lindsey Godwin, Professor of Management in the Stiller School of Business and Director of the Cooperrider Center, said the Stiller Family Foundation gift will fund the planning and implementation of a Positive Education Summit in 2018 which is expected to attract a wide array of stakeholders, including teachers, administrators, parents, students, scholars, government and business leaders, and international thought-leaders from around the world.The Positive Education Summit’s goal will be to unite the best in the field of education with the best in the field of positive psychology to accelerate the impacts of positive education for some 23 million preschool children, 50 million students in K-12 classrooms and 20+ million students in higher education, and also help further support schools as positive institutions that are also great places to work for all employees, Godwin said.”Research shows that when students experience positive educational environments, learning is accelerated in math, reading, writing and science. Now, we have an extraordinary opportunity to create positive educational systems – beginning with our youngest in early childhood and continuing up through our college classrooms – that can lead to developmental flourishing and high achievement for all students,” Godwin explained.Appreciative Inquiry (AI), which is a whole system, strengths-based approach to change that has been applied in thousands of organizations worldwide – Apple, Johnson and Johnson, the UN Global Compact, the US Navy, the Urban School Food Alliance and the entire dairy industry, to name a few. AI works with the ‘whole system,’ involving all stakeholders to not only identify what is working within the system and generate a shared vision for the future, but also collectively begin moving forward strategic initiatives that help bring that vision to fruition.”Using this approach, the Positive Education Summit in 2018 will go beyond dialogue, and will help actually design and launch prototype models around the country to advance positive education in bold and innovative ways,” Godwin explained.Along with Champlain’s Cooperrider Center, The Mayerson Academy in Cincinnati, Ohio, will be among the lead partners in convening the Summit. The Academy is the exclusive early childhood and K-12 education partner of the VIA Institute, an international leader in using character strengths to connect people with what is best in themselves.Dr Neal H Mayerson, Chairman of the VIA Institute on Character and the Mayerson Academy, commented, “Thanks to the groundbreaking system change work of David Cooperrider, the generous support of the Stiller Family Foundation, and recent advances in positive psychology and character science, we are in a position to create a catalytic watershed moment through this Appreciative Inquiry Summit on Positive Education. We now have tools we can use to elevate teaching and learning that were unavailable 10 years ago, and whole system change technology that can help education in the United States and beyond implement these tools to improve learning and human development. A big thanks is due to the visionary and pioneering efforts of the Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry and its ardent supporter, the Stiller Family Foundation.”The Stillers’ $1 million gift is the anchor gift in the Center’s campaign to raise funding for the Summit and its subsequent projects. The Stiller Family Foundation gift continues the generous support for Appreciative Inquiry and strengths-based organizational management that found its global home at the Burlington-based Cooperrider Center in 2014.Robert and Christine Stiller, the founders of the Stiller Family Foundation, said, “We are pleased that the Stiller Family Foundation is able to support this work. We have seen first-hand how powerful a tool Appreciative Inquiry can be in bringing about positive organizational change. By encouraging this unique collaboration among the Cooperrider Center, educators and thought leaders across the globe, the Foundation believes that its mission to improve early childhood education can be met. We look forward to the success of the Positive Education Summit.”In 2012, Champlain College received a $10 million gift from Robert and Christine Stiller through the Stiller Family Foundation, that was, in part, designed to support the new David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry within the Stiller School of Business, which offers a full range of educational programs and applied work for individuals, organizations and businesses. The Stiller Foundation has also been a strong supporter of the College’s Single Parent Scholarship program.”The Stiller Family Foundation’s support for Champlain College has been transformational – first with the establishment of the Stiller School of Business and now for the Cooperrider Center,” said Champlain President Donald J. Laackman. “This gift to support the Positive Education Summit has the potential improve outcomes for millions of young people as we begin the process of reinventing the educational system. We embrace the opportunity to position the Cooperrider Center at the forefront of this effort.”Co-created by Dr David L Cooperrider, University Distinguished Professor at Case Western Reserve University, Appreciative Inquiry has been embraced by a broad spectrum of business and social sector leaders and executives. The Cooperrider Center’s goal is to “educate leaders to be the best in the world at seeing the best for the world, in order to discover and design positive institutions – organizations and communities that elevate, magnify, and bring our highest human strengths to the practice of positive organizational development and change.””The Stiller Family’s inspiring gift provides an unprecedented opportunity to help every child and young person fulfill their potential and achieve both well-being and success,” Cooperrider said. “Thanks to breakthroughs in the rapidly growing science of the positive psychology of human strengths, this initiative will create action that is a generation ahead of current thinking. The gift of the Appreciative Inquiry Summit, in collective impact terms, is that it will bring together thousands of thought leaders and partner organizations to create a positive revolution for our kids, our society, and our common future.”Dr Laurel Bongiorno, Dean of the Stiller School of Business and the Division of Education and Human Studies agreed, saying, “Our Positive Education Summit has the potential to change education as we seek to reframe the questions to, ‘What are our children and youth doing well, and how can we support their interests, learning, and development?’ I’m very excited that the Summit will focus on all children and youth, from birth through college.”More details about the summit will be shared once the steering team convenes in 2017. To learn more about the Summit, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.(link sends e-mail)Learn more about Cooperider Center at http://www.champlain.edu/appreciativeinquiry(link is external)About the Stiller Foundation:The Stiller Family Foundation is dedicated to helping people help themselves. The foundation was established by the family of Bob and Christine Stiller and their three children, reflecting their shared passion for improving people’s lives in meaningful, sustainable ways. The majority of the foundation’s work has focused on Vermont, and provides support to programs and organizations relating to personal development, education, and community development through organizations including Champlain College, the King Street Center, Burlington City Arts and Rebuilding Waterbury. Bob Stiller is the founder of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, now Keurig Green Mountain.About Champlain College:Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Quebec and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and more than 60 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain’s distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review’s The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition. Champlain College is featured in the “Fiske Guide to Colleges” for 2017 as one of the “best and most interesting schools” in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Champlain was named one of the “Most Innovative Schools” in the North by the U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 “America’s Best Colleges and #91 in the overall list of “Best Regional Universities in the North. For more information, visit www.champlain.edu(link is external).Source: BURLINGTON, VT (12/19/2016) — Champlain College
Related Life Time Athletic Events, the endurance event division of Life Time, ‘The Healthy Way of Life Company’, has added the Capital of Texas Triathlon (CapTexTri) to its portfolio.Life Time Tri CapTex was founded in 1991 and has become one of the most popular multisport races in the US. The ‘Premier Texas Triathlon’ had previously been confirmed as part of the 2013 Life Time Triathlon Series and fills the streets of Austin on Memorial Day, selling out with 3,000 participants.This year, the CapTex event also hosts the USA Triathlon (USAT) Paratriathlon National Championship.Life Time Athletic Events has selected Austin-based High Five Events to produce the Life Time Tri CapTex. High Five Events produces some of the largest and most acclaimed events in the South Midwest, including the Texas Tri Series.Going forwards, the event will be named the Life Time Tri CapTex, and ‘will benefit from the investment of additional resources to deliver an even better experience for the thousands of athletes who participate in this Memorial Day tradition.’ The 2013 Life Time Tri CapTex is set for Monday 27 May 2013, at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas.“As The Healthy Way of Life Company, we are committed to helping people embrace and lead healthy, active ways of life with the support of the absolute best clubs, certified professionals, programming and events,” said Kimo Seymour, Vice President of Life Time Athletic Events.“The Life Time Tri CapTex is highly regarded and we are thrilled to have it as part of our broad portfolio of triathlons and other running and cycling events.”The Life Time Tri CapTex will serve thousands of athletes of all levels, from first-time triathletes to top ranked professionals who will seek to take home the event’s US$30,000 purse. The Life Time Tri CapTex features individual and relay sprint and international distances, and a First Tri distance that includes a 400m swim, 10K bike and 5K run.In 2013, Life Time Athletic Events will produce more than 100 events through its 17 athletic brands, including Life Time Tri CapTex, part of the 12-event Life Time Tri Series, and will premier its newest race series for women the Athleta Esprit de She.www.captextri.comwww.lifetimetri.comwww.eventsbylifetime.comwww.lifetimefitness.com
London Marathon Events announced this week that 2021 will be the last year of Virgin Money’s long-standing sponsorship of the London Marathon.‘After a hugely successful partnership which dates back to 2010, first with Virgin and then with Virgin Money from 2014, Virgin Money has decided not to renew the current contract which comes to an end after the 2021 event.’Hugh Brasher, Event Director for London Marathon Events, said “Our partnership with Virgin Money has been fantastic and together we have established London as the greatest marathon in the world. This year we celebrated a landmark in our history as we passed £1 billion raised for charity since our first race in 1981 and more than £560 million of that was raised since the first year of this partnership.“We are very proud that this partnership led to the creation of Virgin Money Giving, the not-for-profit fundraising platform which has meant that so much more of the money raised by our runners goes to their chosen charity.“Twelve years is a very long time in sports sponsorship and further illustration of the mutual success of this partnership. We would like to thank everyone at Virgin Money for their wonderful support of the London Marathon.”Helen Page, Group Brand and Marketing Director at Virgin Money, said “We are proud to have partnered with the London Marathon. Together we have raised more than £560 million for charities and built an enduring legacy that will benefit society and causes for decades to come – with £200 million of that raised on Virgin Money Giving, our not-for-profit fundraising platform.“As a new organisation with a new purpose we need to realign our future sponsorship and take a different direction. We remain committed to sponsoring the London Marathon until 2021 and look forward to playing a huge part in the London Marathon’s 40th race celebrations in 2020.”The 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, the 40th race, takes place on Sunday 26 April. It is the most popular marathon on the planet with a world record of more than 450,000 people applying for a place through the ballot.www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com Related
Epic Rides has announced that the 21st annual 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo presented by Tucson Medical Center on February 14-16, 2020 is dedicated to endurance cycling legend and Red Bull professional athlete, better known in cycling circles as the ‘Queen of Pain’, Rebecca Rusch.In addition to her seven World Championship titles as a cyclist and an adventure racer, Rusch is also the author of ‘Rusch to Glory’. She is the main character in the Emmy Award-winning documentary ‘Blood Road’, a public speaker, outspoken public lands advocate and entrepreneur. Rusch is also the founder of the gravel cycling event Rebecca’s Private Idaho and the Be Good Foundation.Recently returning from her fourth annual MTBLAO mountain bike adventure to Laos riding the Ho Chi Minh Trail, Rusch and her Be Good Foundation started the trip to raise awareness and funds for clearing unexploded bombs still left from the Vietnam war.The film ‘Blood Road’ documents Rusch’s original trip to Laos in 2015, and her 1,200-mile mountain bike journey on the Ho Chi Minh Trail to find the crash site of her late father’s fighter jet that was shot down during the Vietnam war.“I go there as my annual pilgrimage to connect with my dad and reinforce my purpose to Be Good and follow his instructions,” said Rusch. “The bike has become a catalyst for me for healing, evolution and change in myself and now for others.”Part of Rusch’s evolution was found in 24-hour mountain bike events, starting with the 24 Hours of Moab in the early 2000s. This form of endurance mountain biking launched Rusch’s professional mountain biking career, and in 2014 as a Red Bull-sponsored athlete, Rusch fielded a team at the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo. All her teammates were teenage girls from around the United States who rode for the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA).Rusch will return to 24 Hour Town in the Sonoran Desert for the first time since 2014. “Considering all that’s happened in Rebecca’s life since her last visit – a book, an award-winning film and public appearances around the world – Epic Rides is honoured to have the Queen of Pain return to the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo,” said Todd Sadow, Epic Rides President and Co-Founder.“She’s become an inspiration to millions both on and off the bike, and I know everyone in 24 Hour Town is excited to play bikes with her for a weekend.”The 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo is billed as the longest-running 24-hour mountain bike event in America, ‘filling to capacity within minutes of registration opening and attracting more than 3,500 attendees annually to the Sonoran Desert northwest of Tucson, Arizona.’Epic Rides add that the event is considered the ‘Burning Man of Bike Races. It adds that the 24 Hours has become as much a colourful celebration of community as it is an endurance mountain bike event.www.epicrides.comwww.rebeccarusch.com Related
A new set of rankings from a website focused on careers claims that Prairie Village is the smartest city in the state of Kansas.Zippia’s ranking of 59 Kansas cities is based on the number of residents who don’t have a high school diploma and the number of teenagers who are high school dropouts.“With a population of 21,730, an almost nonexistent high school dropout rate, and only 1.4% of the adult population without a high school diploma this town earned its #1 spot,” says Zippia of Prairie Village.Leawood came in second in the rankings, with .8 percent of adults without a diploma and .4 percent of teenagers having dropped out of high school.Overland Park and Lenexa were the other two Johnson County cities in the top ten.You can find the full list here.
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“CTF” was awarded in 2012 the modules order to equip six FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading) vessels.At the end of October, the Barge S. Tomé loaded with the Modules M8 and M10 was handed over to the integrator and successfully shipped away to its final integration destination in Angra dos Reis.The total order is worth today approximately $950 million and is part of Petrobras’s long-term investment programme for the Brazilian Government to open up the discovered “Tupi” offshore oil and gas field off the Southeast coast of Brazil, starting in 2016.The strategic goal of the Government is to increase the Brazilian daily oil production from 2 million barrels in 2014 to 4,2 million barrels by the end of the decade.As part of the project the CTF consortium has built a new construction yard with its own workshops and production facilities at the port of Maceio located in the Northeast part of Brazil.There, CTF consortium is responsible for the construction of the modules including engineering, procurement, manufacturing and assembling of the modules for the approximately 300-metre-long ships. Presently, CTF has around 2,700 local workers at the site.Following delivery of the first FPSO modules, work on the following ships takes place in parallel on the site that covers over 500,000 square metres of land and water.The sixth and final module package is scheduled for delivery by 2016.The special vessels offer tremendous advantages when it comes to offshore oil and gas production. Being mobile production and storage units, they can be deployed quickly and flexibly and eliminate the need for an elaborate local pipeline infrastructure to be constructed.The extracted oil is piped from the wells to the FPSO via underwater flowlines where it is processed and stored until being transferred to an oil tanker trough a flexible hose.Press Release, Image:Petrobras The “Consórcio Tomé Ferrostaal” (CTF), a joint venture of Ferrostaal and Rheinmetall, and the Brazilian company Tomé Engenharia have handed over two modules for the first of a series of six FPSO vessels to an international consortium led by Petrobras.
“It is vital that a message goes out from the government in the form of a clear strategy and policy for offshore wind to grow confidence in the industry to invest here.”The Hull development is expected to be fully operational in 2017.Image: tmsmedia The UK is missing out on vital investment in manufacturing to support offshore wind to Germany and other countries because of the current lack of clarity in the government’s future strategy for offshore wind, an industry champion claims.Germany and other countries are being allowed to surge ahead threatening the UK’s position as world leader for offshore wind power, James Gray, of the East of England Energy Zone, said.The East of England, which has 63 per cent of the UK’s offshore wind power with at least 1.2GW more in the pipeline, is losing out on potential factories to supply developments off its shores, he claimed.All 1450 turbines and 4350 blades in the UK’s 4.5GW of offshore wind were made and shipped to the UK from Danish and German factories.Siemens’ announcement this week that it was setting up a €200m factory in Cuxhaven, Germany to produce parts for 7MW wind turbines, creating up to 1,000 jobs, was another blow.Siemens’ 7MW turbines have been earmarked for East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm to be built off Norfolk and Suffolk in the next few years by ScottishPower Renewables. It was announced that Swedish giant Vattenfall had agreed to split development of the rest of the East Anglia Zone with ScottishPower Renewables.James Gray, director of the East of England Energy Zone, said: “This news demonstrates the confidence of two major international developers in the East of England a confidence in the potential which is echoed in the recent progress with the Hornsea and Dogger developments. But we need an early indication from government of a long term policy which will encourage investors attracting more inward investment , supporting our supply chain and creating the local jobs we need here.“Until that happens, manufacturers for wind farms will continue to choose to invest in other countries, like Germany, whose offshore wind market is growing rapidly.”Mr Gray has been working to attract companies supplying developers of offshore wind farms to investment in manufacturing in East of England for many years.The Norfolk and Suffolk Energy Alliance, comprising Norfolk and Suffolk County councils, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Waveney District Council, North Norfolk District Council, EEEGR, the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and the Norfolk and Suffolk Chambers of Commerce, provides potential investors access to land and port data, the extensive local supply chain, skills, programmes, local politicians and planning support.“The UK leads the way in the world in offshore wind with 4.5GW. Everyone in the industry says UK is well on target to get to 10GW by 2020 with projections of 23.2GW by 2025.“But all turbines operating in UK waters have been manufactured outside the UK.”“We are missing the opportunity to develop manufacturing and assembly facilities, skills and local supply chain opportunities in the UK, and are allowing other countries to surge ahead.