VO2 Sportswear sponsors GB triathlete Amy Kilpin

first_imgNorth West England triathlon apparel specialist VO2 Sportswear has committed to a sponsorship deal with British triathlete Amy Kilpin. The Bolton-based company, which specialises in cycling and triathlon apparel, will provide custom training and racing kit for Amy to wear throughout the 2014 season.Hertfordshire-based Amy, who in her short time in the sport has achieved some impressive feats, does not have her immediate sights set on being a world champion, but simply wants to push herself and see how far she can go. Just two years ago Amy could not complete even a length of front crawl and described herself as a ‘non-sporty’ person.Today Amy is considered a hot prospect around the triathlon scene having recently qualified for the Great Britain team in her age category. She will compete in the European Long Distance Triathlon Championships in Amsterdam this September.This year she will also be competing in the Mallorca 70.3 in May and the Grafman Middle in June. Alongside these gruelling competitions, Amy will also be taking part in the sprint distance races in the Thorpe Triathlon Series. For all of these events, Amy will be sporting the latest in triathlon suit technology from VO2 Sportswear. Amy said “The kit they produce is really impressive, and extremely professional. I am absolutely thrilled to be partnering up with them, not only because they create such fantastic products, but they are also a pleasure to work with, and I really like endorsing smaller businesses so there is potential to grow with them.”She added, “I’m relatively new to triathlon so for both of us helping each other out with exposure works really well. There’s also not many custom kit manufacturers which offer the opportunity for one-off design; many place a stipulation on minimum orders, so VO2 have a competitive edge in this respect.”Besides being based in Hertfordshire and training around the Chiltern Hills, Amy also trains abroad and she visits Spain and Lanzarote for warm weather training. Both cold weather and warm weather training apparel will be provided from VO2’s range of performance clothing.Matt Tomkin, VO2 Sportswear Managing Director, said “It is a pleasure to work with Amy. We are proud of her achievement in qualifying for the Great Britain team and it is an honour to see her wearing our brand.“There is plenty more to come from Amy; she is a great talent and just starting out in a career that I am sure will prove very successful. When Amy approached us with the proposition of sponsoring her and providing bespoke kit we did not hesitate in saying ‘yes’.”VO2 Sportswear has designed bespoke products for cycling and triathlon teams all over the UK including Team Pie and Team True Spirit. The company also created the cycling jersey for BBC Children In Need when The One Show took part in its Rickshaw Challenge in 2013.www.vo2sportswear.com Relatedlast_img read more

New Research in Psychological Science

first_imgThe Scent of a Good Night’s Sleep: Olfactory Cues of a Romantic Partner Improve Sleep EfficiencyMarlise K. Hofer and Frances S. ChenThe scent of a loved one can improve our quality of sleep, according to this research. Subjects slept with one of two T-shirts placed on their pillow: either a T-shirt that their partner had worn for 24 hours or a control shirt (either an unworn shirt or one worn by a stranger). Quality of sleep was measured with a wrist-worn monitor and a self-reported log. Subjects who slept with their partner’s shirt slept on average 9 minutes more per night by spending less time tossing and turning. Subjects also reported having slept better when they thought they were sleeping with their partner’s scent. Does Honesty Require Time? Two Preregistered Direct Replications of Experiment 2 of Shalvi, Eldar, and Bereby-Meyer (2012)Ine Van der Cruyssen, Jonathan D’hondt, Ewout Meijer, and Bruno VerschuereNew research by Van der Cruyssen and colleagues refutes conclusions of an earlier study of honesty. In 2012, Shalvi and colleagues found that time pressure increased cheating, indicating that dishonesty might come more naturally than honesty. Recently, Van der Cruyssen and colleagues attempted to replicate these effects by using the same procedure and materials. The new study found that reducing the time available to respond did not increase how often subjects lied about the outcome of a dice roll to maximize monetary rewards. The Effects of Three-Dimensional Context on Shape PerceptionMargaret Sereno, Kelly Robles, Atsushi Kikumoto, and Alexander BiesThe presence of 3D context helps to estimate objective physical shapes but makes the projective (retinal) judgments necessary for realistic drawing more difficult, this research suggests. Subjects saw rectangles that either had no context or were embedded in rotated polyhedrons. They then estimated the rectangles’ objective width (stable at varying polyhedron rotations) or projective width (dependent on the polyhedron rotation). When the rectangles were presented without context, participants were better at estimating the projective width than the objective width. The opposite happened when 3D context was available.last_img read more

UK high speed rail development fund announced

first_imgUK: High speed rail pressure group Greengauge 21 announced a £750 000 strategy development programme at a Rail Forum event in Birmingham on June 13. The work programme will examine five broad corridors linking Britain’s major urban areas: London – Birmingham – ManchesterLondon – Cambridge – York – NewcastleLondon – Bristol/CardiffTrans-PennineAnglo-Scottish The case for building high speed railways in the UK will be developed using funding raised by consortium of rail industry and ‘regional, city and other public bodies’, which have formed a public interest group to oversee the work. According to Greengauge 21 director Jim Steer, the aim is to develop a national high speed rail strategy, identify the technical standards that should apply in Britain, investigate funding options, and ‘consult widely on the conclusions reached by earlier studies and on the outcome of this programme.’ This will ‘answer the questions that ministers and others raise about high-speed rail’, according to Steer. ‘We start from a perspective that this is all about achieving sustainable growth for the economy of Britain as a whole, rather than just a narrow concern about rail capacity’.Consultancy Steer Davies Gleave has undertaken a study on behalf of Birmingham City Council and Greengauge 21 into the potential benefits of a high speed line between London and Birmingham. Journey times could be cut from 1 h 20 min to around 45 min, with ‘significant productivity gains to the national and regional economy’. Forecasts using government guidance suggest GDP gains over 60 years of more than £5bn at 2002 prices.last_img read more

Crusader preview: Wellington to battle Wichita Collegiate this Friday at Sellers Park

first_imgFootball conference AV-CTL Division IV 180 11 L 125 2 1 9 GRADE 0.75 Reese Elkins 2 9 W L 2 0.333 Chi Barton 160 125 4 185 0 2 Cade Phelps L PCT 0 Overall Isaac Hilt Berkeley Wright 185 80 0 10 Matt McComb 0 Wichita Collegiate (2-2)Collegiate 42 Rose Hill 0Collegiate 35 Hoisington 20Buhler 47 Collegiate 21Mulvane 35 Collegiate 19Ins and outs — Duchess candidates will be announced next Wednesday. Homecoming is slated for Oct. 20 against Mulvane. Not sure we’ve informed you of that fact. It is perhaps the latest date for a WHS homecoming in school history. Of course, that is a guess…  With exception to the girls tennis team that moved back into the top 5 in the latest statewide poll, the other teams dropped. Wellington’s football team was ranked in the top tier of various statewide polls after going 3-0. No such luck this week after its loss to Andale. The student section also dropped in the Varsity Kansas weekly poll. “The Red Zone” dropped from No. 5 to No. 7 in the small school division. No explanation was given for what may be the most unscientific poll in history by one individual.Roster: 87 3 70 Braiden Buresh W 9 2 6 170 4 0.5 3 1 Wellington 21 El Dorado 0 Deyton Araujo 10 1 Kenny Fehrman 11 22 2 2 210 Joe Ybarra 0.5 0.75 1 2 1 84 215 Wellington 27 Rose Hill 13 5 150 Conference 0.5 0 Away Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 260 68 10 250 12 9 18 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 1 4 0.25 34 2 Trayson Probst 12 12 Friday, Oct. 13 Blake Rausch 1 Travese Love Game’s significance: On the overall scale of importance, this isn’t a big game. But it would be a huge win for the Crusaders both psychologically and historically for that matter.Injury situation: Well, the injuries are starting to pile up. Silas Popplewell is out for the season and Caleb Reichenberger is nursing a broken finger. Bumps and bruises are abound.•••••Competing schedules: 0.75 9 0 71 3 12 0.333 2 0 1 2 9 Rose Hill NAME 11 Wellington 34 Clearwater 6. PCT 9 Wellington 0 Andale 38 63 1 DE’Andre Washington 12 Scott City 32 W 10 11 Gabe Smith W Kanden Young Team 11 home 220 Clearwater 195 225 1 GRADE 1 Winfield 59 195 0.5 170 11 Julian Jimenez home 205 20 0 Kannon Klein 12 0 Friday, Oct. 27 Grey Hatfield 145 24 0.75 Layton Corley Tyler Jimenez 23 1 0 250 Trenton Bannister 170 Wichita Collegiate 0 61center_img 0 9 0 11 40 10 10 L 66 Friday, Oct. 6 9 10 2 150 Chilson Ybarra 145 165 0 33 170 195 2 2 1 WELLINGTON 0 Billy Walker 10 0 Andale 185 180 Mulvane 10 0 1 1 1 7 1 52 Friday, Sept. 29 3 25 Colin Green 11 0.5 WELLINGTON CRUSADERS 2017 175 13 3 Ian Groom Home 10 1 Michael Ledbetter 185 15 10 Malachi Macias 65 Conor Thompson Peyton Smith away 140 16 PCT 2 1 away Betrai Taylor 11 Mulvane 1 145 Braden Struble 150 77 Aaron Schoemann 21 54 Jack Walton 165 10 56 72 180 9 0 30 Tayshaun Washington 11 135 26 Cameron Gardner Silas Popplewell 200 0.5 180 10 Wellington 0.5 50 190 1 1 Austin Harriger 3 1 Zander Vargas 185 55 PCT 130 Trace Rusk 8 0 Friday, Oct. 20 Gage Cunningham 1 12 Logan Jones 10 3 69 12 10 Varsity Football (all games 7 p.m.) 225 57 Ulysses 9 145 9 1 11 El Dorado 27 230 130 0 1 140 11 Caleb Reichenberger Cody Metz Davontr’e Parker W. Collegiate 140 NAME 10 12 4 0 Hunter Greenlee 2 205 11 60 Karsten Gill 51 home Zane Cornejo 10 Christian Buckman by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Minnesota Twins are in the playoffs. So what does that have to do with the Wellington Crusader football team?The Twins just became the first team in Major League Baseball history to make the playoffs one year after losing 100 games. And it illustrates that each year is its own animal. The Kansas City Royals won’t be winning the World Series this year, nor will the San Francisco Giants or New York Mets. They are already yesterday’s news.So with that in mind, let’s look back at the Wellington Crusaders, who were 0-9 in 2016. But there is no telling how far this Crusaders squad can go in 2017.Wellington suffered a setback against Andale 38-0 last week. Nevertheless, the Crusaders are not any worse off than they were a week ago when the world was brighter at 3-0. That’s the difference between Andale and Rose Hill. The Wellington football hasn’t changed an ounce. And this week the Crusaders have an opportunity to pull off a big win against Wichita Collegiate at home.But it will be tough. Collegiate comes into the game with a bruised ego after losing to Mulvane 35-19. The score was a surprise because up until that point the Spartans looked like the only team who could challenge Andale for the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV title.In that game, Collegiate had a 19-7 lead in the second quarter, and saw Mulvane score two late first half touchdowns, thanks in part to a turnover, to take a 21-19 lead into the half. Mulvane would then score two touchdown in the second half to secure a 16-point victory.Interestingly, Collegiate won the statistical battle — with 350 yards to Mulvane’s 309. Wildcat quarterback Jayden Price accounted for 208 of those yards on nine passes, four of them for touchdowns including two for 55 and 45 yards. In the rushing department, Mulvane averaged 2.29 yard per play. That isn’t a lot. Mulvane’s success was its ability to pass.Collegiate is currently the number 1 passing offense in the league. Cody McNerney is the AVCTL DIV’s top passer with 935 yards passing. He’s pretty accurate going 54 of 114 for a 47.37 percent success rate. When he isn’t throwing, he is running and leads the team with 303 yards – fourth in the league.He has several targets. Six receivers grace the league’s top 15 reception yards. Wellington only has one with De’Andre Washington at No. 3.Despite Price’s ability to take Collegiate’s defense to the cleaners, the Spartans are still No. 1 in the AV-CTL DIV in pass defense and, yet it ranks dead last on rushing defense. That bodes well if Joe Ybarra, the league’s third leading rusher can get open. Grey Hatfield should be at full strength to help him out.Wellington still is the second rated defense despite giving up 338 yards last week to Andale. The thing about the game, if there was one positive, after the first drive, Andale’s offense had to battle for every touchdown drive thereafter, including making three fourth downs.The Crusaders also were plagued with penalties, and an ineffectual offense especially in the passing department.The Crusaders have their work cut out for them. But if they can pull off a win over Wichita Collegiate, this could make this season very interesting from this point forward.Wellington-Collegiate game at a glance:W. Collegiate (2-2) at Wellington (3-1), Friday at 7 p.m.Follow the game: Internet: Live twitter blogs on this site, Sumner Newscow. Twitter: Follow us at Cueballnewscow. Radio: Ryan Jenkins and Jamie Cornejo, play-by-play, KLEY, 1130-AM and 100.3-FM. Television: Sumner Cable TV, Channel 5 (audio). Photos and recaps: wellington.cc and Sumner Newscow.Game night weather: The weather should be perfect in the upper 60s. No excuses to come down and get a hamburger.Series history: Wichita Collegiate is the only school for which Wellington has a losing series record against opponents it plays on an annual basis both past and present. Crusaders have yet to beat the Spartans since Collegiate forced itself into the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail Div. IV.Collegiate (0-7)2010 – Wellington 32 Collegiate 542011 – Wellington 7 Collegiate 352012 – Wellington 6 Collegiate 412013 – Wellington 21 Collegiate 49.2014- Wellington 34 Wichita Collegiate 38.2015- Wellington 7 Collegiate 352016- Wellington 0 Collegiate 52League standings: 125last_img read more

Drive under way to make turning left easier, safer

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsGreuel, who chairs the council’s Transportation Committee, said the signals are part of a complicated citywide transit solution. “We have a traffic crisis in Los Angeles and people demand immediate relief,” Greuel said. “No longer will you have to play chicken with oncoming traffic to see if you can make it through the light.” City traffic engineers say the lights can reduce accidents by up to 66percent and reduce waiting times for motorists. The move comes as part of Villaraigosa’s efforts to return to dealing with traffic issues as one of his priorities. Intersections in the Valley that will get the new signals include Balboa and Burbank boulevards, Branford Street and San Fernando Road, Glenoaks Boulevard and Osborne Street, Glenoaks Boulevard and Tuxford Street, Glenoaks and Van Nuys boulevards, Hazeltine Avenue and Riverside Drive, Lankershim Boulevard and San Fernando Road, Lankershim Boulevard and Tuxford Street, Laurel Canyon and Osborne Avenue, and Laurel Canyon and Roscoe Boulevard. Also, Osborne Street and San Fernando Road, Plummer Street and Woodman Avenue, Reseda and Victory boulevards, the San Diego Freeway at Sherman Oaks, San Fernando Road and Sheldon Street, San Fernando Road and Van Nuys Boulevard, Sherman Way and Winnetka Avenue, and Vanowen Street and Winnetka Avenue. Expanding a program started last month to increase the number of left-turn signals and improve city traffic, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday launched a new initiative under the banner of “The Right to Turn Left” campaign. At the busy North Hollywood intersection of Lankershim and Laurel Canyon boulevards, Villaraigosa and Councilwoman Wendy Greuel announced that 100 more intersections throughout the city will receive the left-turn-lane signals. Villaraigosa said 60percent of the intersections that will receive the signals are in the San Fernando Valley. “Every commuter in this city has a fundamental right to turn left,” Villaraigosa said. “Logjams created by intersections without left-turn signals are responsible for some of the worst gridlock in the city.” The program, expected to cost $3million out of the Department of Transportation’s budget, is expected to be completed by June 30. [email protected] 213-978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Scotland include ten uncapped players for autumn tests

first_imgScott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors)Cornell Du Preez (Edinburgh Rugby)Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors)Ross Ford (Edinburgh Rugby)Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh Rugby)Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors)Rob Harley (Glasgow Warriors)Luke Hamilton (Leicester Tigers)Darryl Marfo (Edinburgh Rugby)Stuart McInally (Edinburgh Rugby) Willem Nel (Edinburgh Rugby)Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh Rugby) Tim Swinson (Glasgow Warriors)Ben Toolis (Edinburgh Rugby) George Turner (Glasgow Warriors)Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors) Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby)BacksPhil Burleigh (Edinburgh Rugby)Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors) Dougie Fife (Scotland 7s) Nathan Fowles (Edinburgh Rugby) Chris Harris (Newcastle Falcons)Nick Grigg (Glasgow Warriors)Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors) Pete Horne (Glasgow Warriors)Ruaridh Jackson (Glasgow Warriors)Lee Jones (Glasgow Warriors) Huw Jones (Stormers) Byron McGuigan (Sale Sharks) Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors)Henry Pyrgos (Glasgow Warriors)Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors)Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors) ForwardsSimon Berghan (Edinburgh Rugby)Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors)John Barclay (Scarlets) Ten uncapped players have been included in the 36-man Scotland squad for next month’s autumn tests by head coach Gregor Townsend. The national side commence the 2017/18 season at BT Murrayfield against Samoa at BT Murrayfield on Saturday, November 11, before tests against New Zealand and Australia.Four backs and six uncapped forwards are set to make their bow, with centres Phil Burleigh (Edinburgh Rugby), Chris Harris (Newcastle Falcons), wing Byron McGuigan (Sale Sharks) and scrum-half Nathan Fowles (Edinburgh Rugby) in the squad for the triple-header.They are joined by front-row trio Jamie Bhatti, George Turner (both Glasgow Warriors) and Darryl Marfo (Edinburgh Rugby), Glasgow Warriors lock Scott Cummings and back-row forwards Luke Hamilton (Leicester Tigers) and Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh Rugby) set to make their Scotland bow.last_img read more