New semis & finals debut at 2012 Tiszaujavros ITU Triathlon World…

first_imgTiszaujvaros is the second longest running event on the International Triathlon Union (ITU) calendar and this year it celebrates its 16th birthday with an innovative new twist. The iconic triathlon stop in Hungary becomes the first ITU World Cup to be decided over an exciting two-day sprint semi-finals and sprint finals structure.Tiszaujvaros is just two hours from Budapest and thanks to its status as the second longest running ITU event, is known as the triathlon capital of Hungary. The ITU World Cup has one of the best atmospheres of any on the ITU calendar and is a summer tradition in Tiszaujvaros, as the event has a festival like atmosphere. ITU legends such as Emma Carney, Hamish Carter, Loretta Harrop and Javier Gomez have all topped the podium at the event affectionately known as ‘Tiszy’.This ITU World Cup marks the debut of the new multi-round, multi-day sprint format. The 2012 event will be decided over two days, with sprint distance semi-finals held on Saturday and then a sprint distance final on the Sunday. The total number of entries will decide the number of semi-finals – three for the men and two for the women on Saturday with a maximum of 30 athletes in each semi, which will start as waves.Every semi-final will qualify a fixed number of athletes for the final and additionally a number of athletes will qualify based on the best times. For example, if the total field is between 31 and 60, there will be two semi-finals, the top 14 in each will go through to the final and a further two will go through on time, creating a final field of 30. A full breakdown of the numbers and rules can be found on page 55, section 20 of the ITU Competition Relatedlast_img read more

IRONMAN Foundation gets hands on at Lake Placid

first_imgThe IRONMAN Foundation will host a large-scale Hands-Only CPR training event for the community of Lake Placid, New York, for IRONMAN athletes, and for their families and friends, on 20-22 July 2017 at the IRONMAN Village located inside the Olympic Oval as part of IRONMAN Lake Placid race week.In addition, The IRONMAN Foundation will award a US$5,000 Community Grant to the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region to support its training programs. The IRONMAN Foundation will distribute more than US$90,000 in total charitable giveback to non-profit initiatives and groups in the greater Lake Placid region in conjunction with the 2017 IRONMAN Lake Placid triathlon taking place on Sunday 23 July.“We are thrilled to be able to partner with the IRONMAN Foundation to bring lifesaving training to thousands of people during IRONMAN Lake Placid race week,” said Jane Gendron, Executive Director of the American Red Cross North Country Chapter, which serves the community of Lake Placid. “This is a unique opportunity and we are very grateful to the IRONMAN Foundation and our many dedicated volunteers for helping to make it possible.”The IRONMAN Foundation Community Fund provides community and volunteerism grant opportunities to non-profit organizations where IRONMAN events are held. This year’s grant funding brings the total historical giveback to more than US$1.5 million in the region. In 2017, The IRONMAN Foundation will distribute more than US$1.5 million in grant funding to support the needs of IRONMAN race communities across North America.In addition to the American Red Cross, two local non-profit organizations will receive Community Grant awards, the Lake Placid Outing Club and the Mirror Lake Watershed Association. Grants will be awarded at the Welcome Ceremony on Friday 21 July and will include a special grant to Adirondack Health’s Stafford New Life Center. IRONMAN athlete Ryan Heisler raised the funds for the special grant as part of the IRONMAN Foundation’s ‘Your Journey, Your Cause’ program and in memory of his infant son, Owen.“As both an organization and as individuals, we are incredibly moved by Ryan’s support for our Stafford New Life Center,” said Sylvia Getman, Adirondack Health President & CEO. “His generosity and compassion will touch hundreds of lives, and we are so very grateful to count Ryan as a friend. We wish him, and all of his fellow competitors, a safe and successful IRONMAN.”“It’s an honour to support so many incredible local community organizations and causes,” said Sarah Hartmann, Community Relations Manager for The IRONMAN Foundation. “Together we are creating a tangible and lasting impact in Lake Placid. It will be a highlight to meet members of the community, the athletes and their friends at the three-day Hands-Only CPR training, introduce them to our IRONMAN Foundation Ambassadors, including Team Captain and ’Voice of IRONMAN‘ Mike Reilly and learn how to save a life!” Relatedlast_img read more

CPI sells 74KSF industrial property in Gilbert

first_imgCommercial Properties, Inc. announced the sale of a 74,514 SF industrial property located at 1620 W. Sunrise Blvd., in Gilbert Arizona.  Jeff Hays, Chad Neppl, and Jim Stockwell and Mike Goldwater of CPI’s of Tempe Office handled both side of the deal.Jeff Hays and Chad Neppl represented the seller, MJA Investments, Inc., and Jim Stockwell and Mike Goldwater represented Rhodes Family Trust in this transaction. The reinforced concrete building was built in 2000 and is a single tenant building which is 100% leased to Stara Technologies, Inc., just North of Elliot Road and West of McQueen Road in Sunrise Business Park.Jim Stockwell commented, “Here is a little indication on CPI’s market saturation in the Phoenix Southeast Valley; Leroy Breinholt originally sold the lot for a build-to-suit project to LGE back in 2000. Jeff Hays and Chad Neppl leased it to Stara Technologies, Inc., in 2012.  Then, Mike and I sold it to Rhodes Family Trust in a 1031 tax deferred, off market deal.”The sale was valued at $6.65M.last_img read more

How to Make People Laugh

first_imgWomen’s Health: If you’ve ever watched a good SNL skit, you know that impersonations can be hilarious. Want to spread the giggles yourself? The best way to master an impression is to practice in front of a mirror, according to a study published in Psychological Science.British researchers videotaped 20 adults as they recited jokes, then asked participants to recreate and photograph four facial expressions featured in their videos. While practicing, some people looked at photos of their attempts, and some rehearsed without any visual feedback. The results: the people who practiced with visual feedback were more spot-on with their impressions, while participants who practiced blindly got worse.Read the whole story: Women’s Health More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Study: Mindfulness breathing reduces anxiety during test taking

first_imgShare on Twitter Pinterest Thirty-six highly anxious South Korean university students participated in the study. Participants were assigned to three groups: mindfulness breathing, cognitive reappraisal, and the control with no treatment. All participants completed baseline screening measures. Both the mindfulness breathing group and the cognitive reappraisal group were given a guided session before being asked to practice their training technique for half an hour every day for the next seven days. Each day, participants completed a daily worksheet about their experiences. This worksheet was sent via mobile picture to researchers, who provided feedback and encouragement to participants. After completing seven total training sessions (one guided session and six at home), participants of the mindfulness breathing and cognitive reappraisal groups completed post-training measures. Participants in the control group completed the baseline measures on the first day and returned on the eighth day to complete the post-training measures. The post-training measures examined test anxiety, positive thoughts, and positive affect.This study found both mindfulness breathing and cognitive reappraisal practices significantly reduced anxiety in participants. Also, participants who practiced mindfulness breathing showed increased positive automatic thoughts over time, compared to the two other groups (cognitive reappraisal and control group). It is thought that the decentering aspect of both mindfulness breathing and cognitive reappraisal allow people to “gain a sense of mastery over their thoughts and emotions and feel able to perceive them as transient mental events, rather than to identify with them or to believe that thoughts and emotions are accurate reflections of the self or reality.” This helps to stop the self-criticism and anxiety from negative thinking patterns.Results suggest that mindfulness breathing may be more effective than cognitive reappraisal for test taking anxiety. Focusing on the present moment through mindfulness may help people make a cognitive shift in thoughts to those that are more positive. Mindfulness may have also helped participants to objectively see their thoughts and emotions, rather than examine them through experience, as cognitive reappraisal practices. It is important to note the limitation of the small sample size of the study, as well as the study’s dependence on self-reporting. Future studies should examine other mindfulness techniques to help with test anxiety, and also account for the two limitations mentioned above. Both mindfulness breathing and cognitive reappraisal are effective methods to curb test taking anxiety, according to a study published in PLoS ONE. However, mindfulness breathing may be the more effective of the two methods.Test taking common from childhood all the way into adulthood. Having anxiety around test taking can lead to a negative impact on learning, is a major cause for underachievement, and prevents some students from reaching their academic potential. It is estimated that 20% to 40% of test takers suffer from anxiety related to test-taking. It is important to research an effective way of dealing with test anxiety. While in the past therapy has been attempted to alleviate the stress of test taking, recently it has been suggested that test-taking is not a disorder (and therefore does not require therapy) but rather an emotional state.Researchers examined mindfulness techniques, as past research suggests “paying attention to anxiety-related sensations and thoughts can lead to reductions in the emotional reactivity typically elicited by anxiety symptoms.” Based on past research showing the efficacy of repeated experiences, this current study was designed to use repeated practice sessions during a period of one week (instead of a single practice session) for highly anxious students. This study examined the efficacy of daily mindful breathing practices in reducing test anxiety. Share on Facebookcenter_img Email LinkedIn Sharelast_img read more

Eye-tracking study shows how unexpected aviation events can disrupt a pilot’s cockpit scan

first_imgShare on Facebook New research provides more evidence that unexpected events harm flight performance. The study used heart rate monitors and eye-tracking devices to investigate the psycho-physiological impact of being surprised in the cockpit.The findings have been published in a master’s thesis and in Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.The researchers were interested in examining the topic because of “several high profile accidents where what should have been routine responses were delayed or absent,” explained study author David O’Hare. “Most notably Air France 447 — where the crew’s actions seemed particularly hard to understand.” Share on Twitter Pinterest O’Hare is a private pilot and professor of psychology at the University of Otago in New Zealand. His co-author and former student, Lana Kinney, conducted all the testing and analysis. She has graduated from the university with a Master of Science degree specializing in Human Factors.“No matter how often pilots have rehearsed actions to an event in a simulator, events in the real operating environment can present in confusing ways, leading to a temporary and potentially disorienting disruption of normal information processing,” O’Hare told PsyPost.In the study, 22 general aviation pilots were tested in a flight simulator. They had a wide range of experience — from 15 to 2,050 flight hours.The pilots first completed an orientation flight, in which they took off from a small rural air strip, flew for a few minutes, and then landed. After this, the pilots completed seven more flights.Two of these flights included an aerodynamic stall and another two included an engine failure. During one of the stalls and one of the engine failures, the pilots were given a warning beforehand in a pre-flight briefing. In the other two cases, the abnormal flight event happened without warning.The researchers recorded flight data, eye movements, and heart rate during all the simulator tasks.The researchers found that the pilots’ heart rate increased during the expected engine failure, but it increased even more after the unexpected engine failure. Similarly, the expected engine failure resulted in an increase in pupil dilation, but the unexpected engine failure resulted in even greater dilation.Kinney and O’Hare also found that the unexpected event impaired flight performance and visual scanning of the cockpit. No pilots crashed after the expected engine failure, but only 54.5% of the pilots landed safely after the unexpected engine failure.Pilots tended to spend less time looking at the flight instruments and more time looking at the outside environment during the unexpected engine failure. They specifically spent less time viewing the airspeed indicator, altimeter, GPS map, turn coordinator, and directional gyro in the unexpected compared to the expected event.The researchers found that pilots who landed safely after the unexpected engine failure tended to spend more time viewing the airspeed indicator, the attitude indicator, and the altimeter compared to those who crashed.In contrast, Kinney reported in her master’s thesis that pilots spent more of their time looking at flight instruments during the unexpected stall compared to the expected stall, suggesting that they were “attempting to gather and process as much information as possible.”In the unexpected stall, 30.8% of the pilots incorrectly pulled back on the throttle after hearing the stall warning and 38% of pilots did not lower the plane nose. None of the pilots pulled back the throttle during the expected stall and they all lowered the nose as required.The researchers found that pilots who incorrectly pulled back on the throttle after hearing the stall horn spent longer looking at the flight instruments, while those who did not pitch the nose down spent significantly less time viewing the altimeter and the vertical speed indicator.The former group may have recognized there was an abnormal event but diagnosed it incorrectly, while the latter group may have continued to fly towards their destination without initially recognizing there was even a problem.Despite the importance of recovering from unexpected aviation events, there is relatively little scientific research on the topic.“Experimental studies are still few and far between. We need to know much more about exactly what mechanisms are disrupted, and most importantly, how to prepare pilots for such eventualities. Much training involves preparing a response to a given event but determining exactly what the event is can often be challenging,” O’Hare said.center_img Email Share LinkedInlast_img read more

Air Liquide offers awards to best suppliers

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Hydrogen Mobility Australia moves closer to its vision

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FABTECH provides a window into the future

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