Garmin Edge 530 & 830 offer advanced metrics & mapping – even offroad

first_imgNow, the mountain bike bundles come preloaded with data from Trailforks which allows you to see and navigate through trails uploaded through their network. Stopping mid-ride provides a Forksight mode which shows you upcoming forks in the trail and your location within the trail network. Then there are features that will track your air time, jump distance, and jump count as well as ‘Grit’ which will tell you how difficult the ride will be, and ‘Flow’ which tells you how well you’re flowing the trail.If training is what you’re after, the computers have new features like an acclimation indicator, ClimbPro feature which helps you gauge your effort, and in-ride notifications to hydrate or eat.If you use compatible speed and cadence sensors like the new Garmin Speed & Cadence 2 sensors, it will also calculate your power curve to compare to previous rides.Like other Garmin computers, you can customize the device with apps, widgets, and data fields from the Connect IQ store including apps like AccuWeather MinuteCast, Yelp, and ride tracking apps like Strava and Komoot.Offered in different bundles, prices range from $299 to $499 and they’re available in Measuring roughly the same size, the 830 is actually a bit shorter since it uses a touch screen where the 530 is button only. Both have a 2.6″ high resolution color screen, and offer up to 20hrs battery life without an external battery pack (with Garmin’s Charge that life is extended to 40hrs).When it comes to cyclist safety, the GPS units include a new bike alarm feature with a pin code for disarming it, group messaging and tracking, compatibility with the Varia rearview radar and lights, plus an incident detection function that will notify someone when it detects a crash.Mapping has also improved with functions like popularity routing which picks the route based on the roads that are most commonly uploaded as part of rides. Rerouting once you’ve gone off course is said to be twice as fast as previous models, and the mapping enters the mountain bike world like never before. Garmin has just updated their Edge cycling computers, and there’s a lot to talk about. No longer just a tool for the road cyclist, GPS computers have already come a long way. But with the latest updates to the new Edge 530 and 830, riders of all kinds will find features that are quite appealing.last_img read more

‘Trail map to adventure’ via 2020 XTERRA World Championship qualifying series

first_imgThe 2020 XTERRA World Championship Qualifying Series schedule boasts 35 events in 25 countries from February to September next year. The team at XTERRA adds that the series provides ‘a trail map to adventure for amateur and professional athletes looking to discover the planet and secure their spot on the start line for the 25th annual XTERRA World Championship in Maui on November 8.’From Ameland Island to Zittau, off-road triathletes can explore events at sea level and altitude, with ‘swims in lakes, rivers, and oceans – in big cities and mountain towns – from one end of the earth to the other.’The season starts on February 1 at the inaugural XTERRA Wellington Festival, on the North Island of New Zealand, then hops to Taiwan’s Kenting National Park, home to the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship race in March.In April, the tour heads back to New Zealand – this time to the Redwoods in Rotorua – before moving on to Argentina and Malta, across to Croatia for the first time, and over to Greece and the Athenian Riviera.May journeys to the jungles of Brazil, the horses of Golega in Portugal, the wine country in Chile, the barbeque in Alabama, the biggest lake in Italy – Lake Garda, and the island of Moorea.XTERRA Belgium gets under way in June with a race around the fortress in Namur, ‘then it’s off to visit the cows in the rolling green hills of Vallee de Joux, Switzerland.’In July, the action heats up with three European Gold events in a row – France, Czech, and Scanno – a big one in Beaver Creek, Colorado, and the first of five stops in Canada that crisscross the country from coast-to-coast, with events in Victoria, Quebec, Sudbury, Canmore and Thunder Bay.In August, racing continues in the Tequila countryside of Tapalpa, Mexico, the wooded hills of Luxembourg, a new stop in southwestern France, an exotic one in the Dominican Republic, an important one at the European Championship in Zittau, Germany, and a ‘must-do experience among the purple flowers of Kunming in mainland China.’Come September the European Tour finale takes place in the Netherlands, the Asia-Pacific Tour wraps up with races in Korea and the mountains of Marunuma, Japan, and the America Tour crowns its champions in Utah.At each stop along with way amateur athletes can score points towards tour titles and a qualifying spot to XTERRA Worlds; and for elites, there is more than US$525,000 in prize money up for grabs.The 14-stop XTERRA European Tour awards US$187,500, the seven-stop XTERRA North American Tour awards US$142,500, the six-stop XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour awards US$92,000, and the stand-alone XTERRA World Championship dishes out US$100,000.Elites racing the European Tour will count their best eight scores; those competing in the North American Tour count their best four; and on the Asia-Pacific Tour the top three scores count. In each tour, it’s mandatory for elites to count their score from the tour championship race.2020 XTERRA World Championship qualifying series schedule, as at November 22, 2019 27-JunXTERRA Switzerland * SilverVallee de Joux 25-JulXTERRA Conquer the Crater > read more

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgMission reminds residents that Deffenbaugh pickup schedule won’t be delayed by New Year’s holiday. Christmas and New Year’s Day falling on the weekend this year has thrown a minor wrinkle in the way Deffenbaugh is handling waste pickup in some northeast Johnson County neighborhoods. Typically when there’s a holiday, Deffenbaugh will bump its normal pickup schedule back a day. But with Christmas and New Year’s Days on the weekend, the company is keeping its standard pickup schedule in Mission. “Regular service schedules will be maintained, so residents should not wait to set out their items an extra day,” said Mission Public Information Officer Emily Randel.Yard waste pickups backed up in Roeland Park. WCA/Town & Country has alerted the city of Roeland Park that there has been a delay in yard waste pickups from Thursday and Friday, but the company expects to be caught up by the end of the day Saturday.Re-elected State Board of Education member set to address NEJC Conservatives. District 2 State Board of Education member Steve Roberts, who won his second term in office in November with a victory over challenger Chris Cindric, will be the featured speaker at the January meeting of the NEJC Conservatives. The meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 11 at O’Neill’s Restaurant & Bar.Northeast Johnson County morning roundup is brought to you by Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive. For updates on the latest blends and specialty drinks available, follow them on Facebook.last_img read more

Advocacy puts board members on offense

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr ‘Don’t underestimate the influence you have.’by. Bill MerrickJean Peterson embraces an idea espoused by Harriet May, retired CEO of GECU in El Paso, Texas, and former CUNA Board chair: It’s time to stop living in fear of taxation and regulation and start promoting, rather than defending, credit unions.This approach has served Peterson well in the wake of recent efforts by bankers in South Dakota to spread anti-credit union messages locally.Peterson, vice chair of Aberdeen (S.D.) Federal Credit Union, participated in a panel discussion called “The Path to a Fully Engage Board” during the America’s Credit Union Conference in San Francisco.The state’s banking industry has been urging county commissioners, local school boards, and city councils statewide to pass resolutions supporting the removal of credit unions’ tax exemption—under the guise of raising local tax revenues for schools and other purposes. continue reading »last_img read more

Public call for grants to tourist communities in underdeveloped areas in 2017 published

first_imgPursuant to the Ordinance on aid to tourist boards in underdeveloped areas (OG 28/13 and 156/14) and the Work Program for 2017, the Croatian National Tourist Board has published a public call for aid to tourist boards in underdeveloped areas in 2017, which is open until April 21, 2017.The subject of the Public Invitation is the award of non-refundable financial grants of the Croatian Tourist Board for programs / projects of tourist boards in underdeveloped tourist areas. For the purposes of this Public Invitation, undeveloped areas are considered to be the areas of all continental counties, except the area of ​​the City of Zagreb and all settlements from the areas of other counties, which do not have access to the sea in their area.The support funds will be approved through four purposes, which include the development and improvement of the tourist offer of the destination and the conditions of tourist stay, development, renovation and improvement of public tourist infrastructure, education and equipping the office with eVisitor system terminals. The announcement of the Public Call for grants to tourist boards in underdeveloped tourist areas was also commented by the Director of the CNTB Main Office Ratomir Ivičić, who emphasized the importance of encouraging tourism development in areas with certain potentials and good resource bases. “Through this Public Call, we want to support all those programs and projects that will be in the function of improving the tourist offer and the conditions of stay of tourists at the destination. This year, we have provided HRK 4,5 million for this purpose, of which part of these funds will be allocated for grants through public calls, while part of the funds will be used for promotional and other market activities carried out for underdeveloped areas at the national level by the Croatian National Tourist Board.”, Said director Ivicic.Support funds will be approved through four purposes, which include the development and improvement of the tourist offer of the destination and the conditions of tourist stay, development, renovation and improvement of public tourist infrastructure, education and equipping the office with eVisitor system terminalsBeneficiaries of support are tourist boards which, in accordance with their legal tasks, independently or in cooperation with other entities in underdeveloped tourist areas, implement programs / projects covered by the Public Invitation. Grants for projects will be approved according to the points list, and the decision on granting grants is made by the CNTB Tourist Board at the proposal of the Project Selection Committee. The text of this Public Invitation is available at website Croatian National Tourist Boardlast_img read more

CDC: US COVID-19 death toll likely higher than reported

first_imgThe US COVID-19 death toll officially stands at 60,316 among 1,034,884 cases, according to a tracker maintained by USA Today, but new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that death rates in seven hard-hit states are likely much higher, as total deaths in those states were almost 50% higher than normal from Mar 8 to Apr 11.This means as many as 9,000 additional deaths in the country could be attributed to COVID-19.The CDC data tracks deaths coded as “COVID-19” and deaths from all causes. It’s the second category that saw a significant spike in activity in New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Massachusetts, Illinois, Maryland, and Colorado for most of March and the first part of April.Some of these uncounted COVID-19 deaths may have occurred in people who died outside of the hospital setting, a data point New York state has been trying to correct.According to an analysis conducted by the New York Times, the CDC’s numbers are three times the normal deaths in New York City and represent an increase of 121% in Michigan deaths compared with the same period in the past 5 years, which is equivalent to nearly 2,000 more deaths.In Georgia, hospitalized patients with no high-risk conditionsAlso today, new research from the CDC shows that 25% of patients in Georgia hospitalized with COVID-19 did not have any underlying high-risk health conditions. The information comes from the Georgia Department of Public Health and CDC researchers who summarized hospital information from 8 hospitals in Georgia, and tracked 698 hospitalized patients throughout the month of March.Sixty-one percent of hospitalized patients were older than 65, and black patients were more likely to be hospitalized than white peers, with black patients representing 83.2% of patients included in the study.About 74% of patients had underlying health conditions that increased their risk for COVID-19, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The case-fatality rate for patients aged 18 to 49 was 3.4%, 9.8% for those aged 50 to 64, and 35.6% for those over 65.Georgia was the first state to reopen its economy last week after 2 weeks of stay-at-home orders. Salons, gyms, tattoo parlors, and movie theaters are now operating in the state, as well as some dine-in restaurants. National Public Radio reports many Georgians are returning to work despite ongoing fear about the virus because if they fail to do so, they risk losing unemployment benefits.Their benefits are currently protected under the federal CARES Act, but if a business chooses to reopen and offer employees their jobs back, they stand to lose those benefits if they refuse.In related news, Politico reports that workers in several industries are demanding protections from employers, including providing protective equipment, in the event of reopening.Illinois sees record deaths; Massachusetts extends stay-at-home orderIllinois recorded 144 COVID-19 deaths yesterday, a new high that propelled the state’s fatality account past 2,000 cases. According to WBEZ Chicago, the high came after 4 consecutive days of lowered case counts. Illinois has seen 2,125 deaths in the past 6 weeks, and 48,140 cases of the virus.In Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker extended stay-at-home orders and business closures in his state until May 18. Today that state saw a total case count of 60,265, including 3,405 fatalities.Baker said he has not yet seen a 14-day downward trend in case counts, a recommendation from the CDC that should signal reopening.Tomorrow, federal recommendations on social distancing are set to expire, after being in place for 45 days. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have signaled they are not looking to extend the guidelines.last_img read more

November Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

first_imgNMIAD News: November is a time to honor the 19 pueblos, 3 apache tribes, and the Navajo Nation in New Mexico and the 573 federally recognized tribal nations across the country. SANTA FE ― National Native American Heritage Month is a celebration of the contributions of the First Americans.  The month of November is also a time to celebrate our rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories. Heritage month is a time to educate the public about our tribes and the unique challenges that Native people have faced throughout the centuries. Despite centuries of discrimination, our country’s Native American cultures and tribal nations have endured. Tribal governments and Native communities have made monumental progress over the past century, while maintaining unique languages and cultures.center_img We must also take this time to recognize and bear witness to the challenges that Indigenous People face. Issues like the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women, preservation of natural resources, the need to support and improve health and education outcomes in our native communities, and the struggle to preserve, revitalize and restore our native languages are all challenges that continue to affect our tribal communities today. “As the Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department, I have met with all 23 of our tribal leaders to discuss the needs of Indian Country. We have much work to do to address disparities and empower all Native Americans,” said Cabinet Secretary Lynn Trujillo. “As we honor the achievements and resilience of our people, I will continue working to ensure that our Native American communities continue to be healthy and prosperous and that our traditional ways of life are honored, valued and respected.”last_img read more

Carlyle in talks to buy £300m Mall assets

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Bristol & South West office & resi markets in focus

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Volga-Dnepr Group out-performs industry average

first_imgHowever, revenue for the year lowered 15 percent to USD1.25 billion as global cargo yields took a major hit. The Moscow-based company pointed out that its traffic and revenue results compared “favourably” in an air cargo industry that had a historically negative year with the overall industry average of a 23 percent downturn in airlines’ sales figures.Volga-Dnepr Group says it was able to realise new opportunities and fulfill its growth strategy for both its scheduled cargo services between Europe and Asia using Boeing 747 freighters and in the field of global chartered cargo services with AN-124-100 Ruslan and IL-76 ramp aircraft for the transportation of outsized and heavyweight air cargo.AirBridgeCargo Airlines, the Group’s scheduled air cargo services operation, grew freight traffic 20 percent to 158,800 tonnes thanks to a 16.2 percent increase in its average payloads. In 2009, the airline substantially expanded its route network, connecting destinations in Europe and Asia through its new air cargo hub at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport.In the field of air charter operations, Volga-Dnepr Airlines continued to demonstrate the high worldwide demand for its air logistics services with Russian-built AN-124 and IL-76 ramp freighters, especially in the US and European markets. Freight traffic onboard its AN-124 aircraft fleet was maintained at the record level achieved in 2008, totaling 69,655 tonnes. The stable performance of the AN-124 business during a year of unprecedented global economic crisis reinforces the Russian government’s decision to support the production of an upgraded version of the freighter, the AN-124-100M.The company says that the business performance of Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ new IL-76TD-90VD freighters continued to exceed forecasts, with freight traffic growing by 12 percent in 2009. Volga-Dnepr Airlines will add a third new generation IL-76TD-90VD to its fleet in 2010 to satisfy growing customer demand for its unique operating capability.last_img read more