New 2XU female concept store

first_imgTo be located at 811 Burke Rd, the new 2XU Camberwell Run/Fitness concept store in Victoria, Australia, will open in mid October with a focus on female garments. The store shall offer an array of tights, singlets, tees, shorts, tanks, compression apparel, jackets, accessories and a brand new 2XU Support Bra line.Men haven’t been entirely forgotten, however. The new 2XU store will also stock a selection of best sellers from the brand’s acclaimed Men’s Run collection.In store, intelligent layout will facilitate easy navigation for shoppers and comfortable wear-testing thanks to spacious change rooms and highly trained Team 2XU Retail Staff to guide customers through their many options.Promising to deliver the ultimate apparel solution for female fitness fans of all shapes and sporting demands, 2XU engineers have spent the past 12 months refining the women’s Run/Fitness range to ‘achieve outstanding cuts, high performance fabrications, technical sport styling and form flattering design lines.’All garments utilize technical sports fabrics to ensure the wearer stays comfortable and confident. Tights, tanks and bras are engineered with 2XU’s new proprietary performance fabric – Power X – to ‘lift, support and enhance the female form like never before.’www.2xu.com Relatedlast_img read more

Helping to maximize tri sales: blueseventy UK is recruiting

first_imgAward-winning wetsuit manufacturer, blueseventy is recruiting. An opportunity exists to work in the company’s Sales and Events team, based in Bath and travelling to some of the most prestigious triathlon events in the UK and Europe.The Sales and Events position has responsibility for maximising triathlon sales by working alongside the existing Sales and Events Manager to support accounts, open new sales opportunities and attend various events.This position works closely with the entire blueseventy team, including the elite pool swimwear division, to create advertisements, plan sales promotions, design consumer communications and a variety of other duties including ‘working with some of the best triathletes on the planet’.Core tasks:Establish and maintain strong industry relationships, particularly with retailersDeliver excellent customer serviceHelp maintain a strong social media presenceAttend industry trade showsBe well connected with the triathlon world in order to keep up with current news and trendsFrequent travel for sales, staff education and triathlon eventsThe salary band is £20,000-£25,000 for ‘dynamic applicants with the right level of experience and passion’. To apply, send a covering letter and CV to teamuk[at]blueseventy.com by 09:00 GMT on 30 November 2015.Previous sales experience is highly desired, triathlon experience is preferable, and energy and creativity are essential.www.blueseventy.com Relatedlast_img read more

Court amends interpreter rules

first_imgThe Supreme Court has amended rules to require lawyers to use only registered language interpreters in court-related proceedings, with a carve-out for exceptional circumstances.In its October 1 opinion, the court also clarifies that interpreters must be used for those who are language impaired, as well as those who do not speak English.In March, the court adopted rules setting up a tiered system for interpreters, with those who are “certified” at the top, followed by those who are “language skilled,” and finally those who are not certified but have passed the oral performance exam at a lesser qualifying prescribed level and are provisionally approved. All three levels are required to register with the Office of the State Courts Administrator, as are interpreters who didn’t meet those qualifications but might be needed if no other interpreters are available.The rules also require a certified or language-skilled interpreter be used and that a provisional interpreter could only be used if no other higher-skilled interpreter was available. If none of those three categories of interpreter is available, then an interpreter who is only registered with OSCA may be used.The revisions, suggested jointly by the Bar’s Rules of Judicial Administration Committee and the Court Interpreter Certification Board, allow courts to appoint interpreters who have not registered with OSCA in exceptional circumstances. The changes also create Rule of Judicial Administration 2.565 that require attorneys and self-represented litigants “to observe the same preferences when retaining interpreters for court proceedings and court-related proceedings as do the courts when appointing interpreters under Rule 2.560.”“The new rule requires a written declaration to substantiate good cause for the retention of an interpreter who is not certified, language skilled, provisionally approved, or registered with OSCA. The declaration must (1) swear that a diligent search has been conducted and neither a certified, language skilled, provisionally approved, nor otherwise registered interpreter is available; (2) state that to the best of the declarant’s knowledge, the interpreter is competent to interpret; and (3) provide contact information for the interpreter, identify the non-English language interpreted, and state the date and nature of the interpreted event,” the court said.Court-related proceedings include such things as depositions and mediations.The amendments also require interpreters for “limited-English-proficient persons,” as well as those who do not speak English, and defines those with limited proficiency.The amendments are effective immediately, the court said, because they permit an exception to the requirement, which became effective October 1, that all interpreters used in court or court-related proceedings be registered with OSCA.Because there was no previous opportunity, the court granted 60 days for interested persons to submit comments.The court acted in In Re: Amendments to the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, case no. SC15-1594. On the same day, the court issued case no. SC15-1580, In Re: Amendments to the Florida Rules for Certification and Regulation of Spoken Language Court Interpreters. Those encompassed amendments to rules proposed by the Court Interpreter Certification Board.“The amendments are largely technical and are aimed at clarifying existing provisions in the Interpreter Rules.“Notably, the amendments further clarify the registration process and the process by which individuals obtain a designation. The amendments clarify these processes by relocating a number of existing provisions and restructuring several of the Interpreter Rules,” the court said. The verified written declaration form may be found on the Office of the State Courts Administrator’s website at www.flcourts.org/resources-and-services/court-services/court-interpreting/verified-written-declaration.stml . A dedicated email address — Rule2.565Declarations@flcourts.org — has also been established for the return of the forms. Court amends interpreter rules Court amends interpreter rulescenter_img November 1, 2015 Regular Newslast_img read more

Minnesota athletics director Mark Coyle discusses the return to campus for fall athletes

first_img“Student-athletes who test positive will have access to all necessary resources and will also be in daily contact with members of our athletic medicine staff. We will do contact tracing for individuals who had been around the person who tested positive, and those individuals will be asked to quarantine for 14 days and to monitor any potential symptoms,” he said. Though these practices will be followed by the entire athletics department, the virus could impact athletes differently. Studies have shown that the virus is disproportionately impacting Black Americans, and while some sports may be able to maintain some level of social distancing during play, it’s nearly impossible in a high-contact sport like football where a significant portion of the Gophers athletes on the roster are Black. Coyle described the heightened risk for certain athletes as an “added layer of concern.” As difficult to plan all of these safety measures are for schools, fellow Big Ten school Ohio State recently raised eyebrows over its methods. In an article published June 14, The Columbus Dispatch reported that the school’s football program was requiring its athletes to sign a “risk waiver” in order to return to workouts. While not legally binding, the document — dubbed the “Buckeye Pledge” — placed the responsibility to maintain healthy on the athletes themselves, and asked them to acknowledge that the risk of infection was still possible.“Although the university is following the coronavirus guidelines issued by the CDC and other experts to reduce the spread of infection, I can never be completely shielded from all risk of illness caused by COVID-19 or other infections,” the document read.When asked if Minnesota’s athletes would be required to sign something similar, Coyle said that the athletics department would “provide our student-athletes with educational information about COVID-19.”“We will ask our student-athletes to sign these materials to acknowledge their receipt and understanding of the information. This is not a pledge, and there is no pledge language included in these materials.” Returning to a semblance of normalcy in sports in the middle of a pandemic comes with a multitude of challenges and potential risks, but Coyle said that while it is hard to predict the future, he is confident in the current plan and their ability to adjust when needed. Minnesota athletics director Mark Coyle discusses the return to campus for fall athletesCoyle talked about the protocol for athletes, testing and what will happen if an athlete tests positive.Emily UrferAthletic Director Mark Coyle addresses the board of regents in regards to a contract extension signed by head football coach P.J. Fleck at the McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday, Nov. 14. The deal, signed by Fleck last week, extends his contract through the 2026 season and will increase his base salary to $4.6 million. Julianna LandisJune 27, 2020Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintAt long last, sports are moving towards a path of return, and leagues across the United States are devising strategies to make that return as safe as possible. University of Minnesota athletics director Mark Coyle explained what that process will look like for Gophers athletes and the plans in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.When the University — and the NCAA at large — had to make the difficult decision to cancel end-of-season tournaments for winter and spring sports altogether, anticipating how the situation would change by the fall was difficult. Coyle said that with so many new challenges, nobody really knew what to expect, but he was grateful for the leadership from Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren and University President Joan Gabel during the decision-making process. The Big Ten formed the Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases in April, with representatives from all member schools to advise the conference on the best path forward. Coyle said the group provides “tremendous insight and guidance to the athletic directors.”“Decisions made at the conference and University level are data-driven, and they are following the science,” he said.Even with all possible precautions in place, the risk of virus transmission and infection is still present. Though the return to campus is entirely voluntary, the University began allowing certain athletes to return to campus June 12. Currently, members of the football team are the only athletes back, but the plan is to allow athletes from other fall and winter sports — volleyball, soccer and basketball — to join them soon.Coyle explained that the University would be following the recommended guidelines from local authorities in day-to-day operations, with the athletes and staff practicing social distancing, proper sanitation techniques and recommending mask-wearing. He also said that the testing of athletes was something the Big Ten was strongly recommending to member schools, and the University’s procedure would include multiple tests as well as symptom and temperature checks incorporated into a daily screening process.  In the event someone on either the staff or an athlete were to test positive, the next steps would follow in accordance with the CDC guidelines, meaning the individual would isolate for 10 days from the start of their symptoms and would need to show no signs of fever for three days after. Even though they would be isolated, Coyle said the athletes would not be without support.last_img read more

Volunteers Use Combined Knowledge to ‘Green’ School

first_imgChanges can bring about benefits and overhaul the way something operates. In the case of Canyon State Academy in Queen Creek, the greening process changes the way the academy operates, saving cost and building a firm foundation for present students and future youth.The project started with a meeting in 2010 between the academy and the President’s Group, an association comprised of leaders from the Valley’s industry groups.“CSA took on an initiative to reduce utility costs and make this campus environmentally responsible,” says John Motley, director of business and logistics for CSA. “The President’s Group had an initiative of providing community service to a school/organization to create ‘greener’ schools through our combined skills. It was at this point we came together.”This led to a multi-association volunteer effort for the academy by the President’s Group, the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), International Facility Management Association (IFMA), United States Green Building Council (USGBC), FM Forum, and Arizona Cool Roof Council (ACRC), says Dave Munn, chief technical officer of Chelsea Group.“(CSA) was chosen because we wanted to see what kind of changes could be done at a school when you don’t have to worry about the politics of a school board,” Munn says. “The hope was with the success of this project it would speak volumes to public school districts that changes can save money.”A team consisting of 33 volunteer auditors from AEE made the trip to the 50-year-old campus and performed energy audits of the entire campus and analyzed collected data on energy use. The results then were used to make recommendations for low- and no-cost energy conservation options.Additional volunteer projects by President’s Group helped CSA realize opportunities for efficiencies in other areas as well. A cool roof audit performed by Kim Scholten of ACRC showed a potential savings of 15% energy usage in one of the most utilized buildings. Landscaping suggestions by IFMA showed areas of water efficiency and maintenance savings. Ted Ritter of IFMA provided a software tool called Alteris, allowing paperless work orders and core asset lists for preventative maintenance practices. Finally, Curtis Slife of USGBC provided a comprehensive list of best practices for all assets, defined maintenance plans, develop a 10-year capital and operating and maintenance budget and benchmarking for all campus assets.“When all recommended efficient energy measures are in place, CSA will show an annual savings of $48,674 in electrical savings per year alone — a reduction of 20.2% from the 2010 energy consumption,” Motley says.Besides bringing in monetary savings, the project impacts the academy on an educational level, teaching students and the staff at the academy the value of being energy conscience, a lesson that will be passed along to generations, Motley says. Everyone at the academy welcomes the positive changes with appreciation. But the impact doesn’t end there.“The greatest value is having an organized facility management team armed with money-saving, earth-saving tasks,” Munn says. “They will save money in manpower, electricity, purchasing, and will be better prepared from year-to-year on large capital expenses and preventative maintenance practices.”Adds Motley: “All savings made through good conservation practices go directly back to the youth that we serve, allowing CSA to provide additional opportunities.”Canyon State Academy serves the needs of at-risk youth requiring therapeutic residential education and treatment. It is an academy model school for 380 disadvantaged youth, placed by DES between the ages of 11 and 18.last_img read more

My *ahem* extensive travels….

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AIAG Names Ryder’s Courtney Harvath And Federal-Mogul’s Jeffrey Wagner To Its Board Of Directors

first_imgThe Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) announced the appointment of Courtney Harvath, senior director, supply chain, Ryder System Inc., and Jeffrey Wagner, corporate quality director, powertrain and global quality director, sealing and gaskets business unit, Federal-Mogul Corp., to its board of directors. More than 20 executives from the automotive and transportation OEM and supplier community currently serve on the AIAG board, representing a cross-section of its member companies.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementAIAG’s board of directors is responsible for maintaining the organization’s commitment to a seamless, efficient and responsible supply chain by providing strategic direction and overseeing the organization’s collaborative effort to build and enhance the industry’s competitiveness.“AIAG is in a very unique position to drive sustainable improvements within the automotive industry,” said Harvath. “AIAG provides a robust platform for supply chain stakeholders of all sizes to effectively collaborate and ultimately drive change within the industry.”Harvath notes that AIAG’s ability to facilitate action-oriented work groups that develop new supply chain standards and best practices is paramount to evolving higher-quality, stronger corporate responsibility and more efficient supply chains. “The AIAG leadership team and its network of industry volunteers are reshaping the automotive supply chain.”“AIAG is in a one-of-a-kind position in the transportation industry because it provides the only real and effective connection among all stakeholders in the supply chain,” said Wagner. “AIAG is a clearinghouse of information and best practices and has the experience on how to share those across the industry.”Both executives bring unique interests, experiences and strengths to the board, according to AIAG.Harvath’s experience, which spans 14 years, includes strategic network optimization, operational implementation, transformational leadership and LEAN process integration. He is passionate about developing efficient, cost-effective and transparent inbound material flows and is the first logistics provider to have a seat on the AIAG board of directors.Advertisement“I’m very excited to bring a logistics and transportation perspective to the board of directors,” he says. “Logistics providers play an integral role in corporate responsibility, supply chain risk management and overall quality, through the networks we design and manage, materials and vehicles that we transport, and stakeholders we engage. My goal is to engage logistics thought leadership across North America and evaluate how logistics providers can play a larger role in shaping our industry. AIAG has the ability to provide that platform.”Wagner’s experience includes seven years headquartered in China where he led the growth of several product line technologies for Federal-Mogul, expanding his company’s presence there from a virtual start-up to double-digit year-on-year growth. Throughout a diverse 30-year career with Federal-Mogul, he has held positions from engineering and sales to operations management, product strategy and now quality — a breadth of expertise that mirrors AIAG’s all-encompassing engagement with the supply chain, he says.Wagner is particularly passionate about the role that processes play in optimizing reliability. “The transportation industry is extremely complex, so it is most important to identify the correct processes and make relationships to them,” he says. “The common denominator is that everything is connected to a process. The simpler the process, the more effective it is and the more quickly you can get down to what’s really important.”AdvertisementThrough their service on the AIAG board, Harvath and Wagner look forward to impacting key industry initiatives like the structural changes in the upcoming new ISO/TS global quality standard and working to improve U.S.-Mexico border security and visibility. “AIAG has the ability to provide the platform to address just about any issue that challenges our industry,” said Harvath, “and it’s an honor to be nominated to serve.”“AIAG provides an overview at the grassroots level of what the industry requires and then complements that need with excellent training and events,” added Wagner. “AIAG also plays a key role in escalating any concerns within the supply chain to the attention of OEMs and the governing bodies. AIAG can bridge a lot of gaps so that new standards are effectively implemented, administered and executed, and has a great vantage point from which to do this. I look forward to serving on the board of an organization that really makes tangible improvements to our industry.”last_img read more

Turbines Inc. adds ‘critical mass’ with new recruit

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Michelin and Faurecia join forces

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Solicitor judges get their own network

first_imgThe Law Society is to create a new membership section – the Solicitor Judges Division – to create a community of solicitor judges. The division, which will be launched at Chancery Lane on 9 May, is intended to provide opportunities for networking and supporting solicitors in their judicial careers, through national and circuit events. Membership is free and open to any solicitor on the roll holding a judicial appointment in either the courts or tribunals. Law Society president John Wotton said: ‘This new division will help to strengthen the connections between fellow solicitor judges and between them and the Society. ‘I am hoping that a by-product of the Solicitor Judges Division will be that more solicitors follow in their footsteps. Solicitors are well placed to make excellent judges and this division will highlight this valuable career path,’ he said. Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission Christopher Stephens said: ‘Solicitors have many skills which make them ideal for judicial appointment, such as case management, analysis, authority and decision-making. ‘The JAC hopes the new Solicitor Judges Division will assist many more to be successful in becoming a judge. We will work with the Law Society on this initiative and will provide all possible support.’last_img read more