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Limit Break and Out Making Games partner on UK mentorship for all underrepresented groups

first_imgLimit Break and Out Making Games partner on UK mentorship for all underrepresented groupsProgram is expected to more than double 2020’s cohort with around 700 mentors and menteesJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefMonday 12th April 2021Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareUK-based mentorship program Limit Break has teamed up with non-profit LGBTQ+ network Out Making Games to dramatically increase its scope.Limit Break was originally founded in 2019 as a mentoring scheme to support women and gender minorities, initially based in London but last year expanding to cover the entirety of the UK.With the help of Out Making Games, the third year of Limit Break now aims to offer mentorship to UK games professionals from all underrepresented groups.According to the program’s website, this encompasses: women, trans men and gender diverse people, LGBTQ+, and people of colour.Applications are now open to professionals hoping to receive six months of mentorship, as well as anyone currently working in the UK games industry with five or more years of experience that is willing to be a mentor.Disciplines covered include designers, programmers, artists, QA, marketing, community management and more.Related Jobs3D Artist – Mobile Studio – Midlands UK & Europe Big PlanetProducer Indie Game Studio France UK & Europe Big PlanetSenior C++ Unreal Programmer – PC and Console Studio – Austria South East Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games Limit Break is hoping to host approximately 700 mentors and mentees this year — more than double the 300 that took part in last year’s program.The scheme is supported by PlayStation Europe, BFI, Amiqus, Chucklefish, Robot Teddy and Superhot.Limit Break founder Anisa Sanusi and Out Making Games co-founder Michael Othen were both named in our inaugural GI 100: Game Changers last year, an initiative designed to highlight those working to improve and diversify the games industry.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesGlobal games market to generate $175 billion in 2021- NewzooResearch firm notes a decline of 1% year-over-year in revenueBy Jeffrey Rousseau 5 days agoNintendo appointing Despicable Me studio head to board of directorsAnimation studio behind Mario movie gains influence as Illumination Entertainment CEO Chris Meledandri expected to join board next monthBy Brendan Sinclair 5 days agoLatest comments There are no comments on this article yet. Why not be the first to post one?Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

NY AG orders Jim Bakker to stop promoting alleged coronavirus cure

first_imgMichael Tran/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — New York’s attorney general has ordered a prominent televangelist to stop peddling an alleged coronavirus elixir on his show.Attorney General Letitia James’s office sent a cease-and-desist order to Jim Bakker Tuesday ordering him to stop promoting “Silver Solution” as a remedy for the coronavirus.During a Feb. 12 episode of the The Jim Bakker Show, guest Sherrill Sellman claimed that Silver Solution was able to eliminate some strains of the coronavirus.Asked if the Silver Solution would be effective against the COVID-19 coronavirus, Sellman replied, “Let’s say it hasn’t been tested on this strain of the coronavirus, but it’s been tested on other strains of the coronavirus and it has been able to eliminate it within 12 hours.”However the World Health Organization has warned that there is currently no treatment for the novel coronavirus, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there is no known cure for other coronavirus variants that cause SARS and MERS.“Your show’s segment may mislead consumers as to the effectiveness of the Silver Solution product in protecting against the current outbreak,” the cease-and-desist order said. “Any representation on the Jim Bakker Show that its Silver Solution products are effective at combating and/or treating the 2019 novel coronavirus violates New York law.”The product is available for purchase on the show’s website. The attorney general ordered Bakker to stop promoting the product as a coronavirus cure or treatment and to put a disclaimer on its site that says the product hasn’t been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.James’ office gave Bakker 10 days to show that it complied with the order, or face legal action.“In addition to being mindful about our health, we must also beware of unscrupulous actors who attempt to take advantage of this fear and anxiety to scam or deceive consumers,” James said in a statement.Messages to Bakker for comment weren’t immediately returned.Bakker was convicted in 1989 on multiple counts of fraud after he stole millions of dollars in a fundraising scandal. He spent five years in prison before returning to TV in 2003. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Assistant Professor of Journalism

first_imgRequired Qualifications:MFA or equivalent terminal degree in mass communication orrelevant disciplineDegree at time of application or official notification ofcompletion of terminal degree by August 1, 2021Professional experience in journalismDemonstrated potential to teach undergraduate students in atleast one of the following specialty areas: news writing andreporting, editorial design (print and digital), photojournalism,podcasting, television news, multimedia storytelling, social media,data journalismRecord of successful scholarly or creative publication and/ordefined research agendaDemonstrated commitment to working successfully with diversestudent populationsPreferred Qualifications:Ph.D. in mass communication or relevant disciplinePrior teaching at the college levelAbility to teach a variety of department coursesDemonstrated research and/or teaching ability in journalismhistory and/or diversity in mediaCompetence in multiple modes of instruction (in-person, hybridand/or online)Expertise in digital journalismAPPLICATION DEADLINE:Review of applications to begin September 8, 2020Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:A background check (including a criminal records check andtelephone reference check with most recent employer) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.The person holding this position is considered a “mandatedreporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and is required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition ofemployment.____________CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diversepopulation can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance,civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of eachindividual, without regard to race, color, national origin,ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexualorientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age,Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran’s status. CSULB isan Equal Opportunity Employer.jeid-be1b7961d3666543afeacc21882004ba CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACHCollege of Liberal ArtsDepartment of JournalismAssistant Professor of Journalism OpeningRecruitment Number: 2621Position: Assistant Professor of JournalismEffective Date: August 17, 2021 (Fall Semester)Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications andexperienceTo Apply Visit: http://www.csulb.edu/academic-affairs/faculty-affairs/assistant-professor-of-journalism-2621last_img read more

ERP Analyst IV – Enterprise Resource Planning – Finance & Administration

first_imgIf qualified and interested in this Job ID48589, apply to Florida State University athttps://jobs.fsu.edu.  Applicants are required to complete the online application withall applicable information.  Applications must include workhistory and all education details (if applicable) even if attachinga resume. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, or other appropriatedegree and one-year experience or a combination of post high schooleducation and experience equal to nine years. Where Your Work Makes a Difference with Opportunities to GrowYour Career ABOUT FSU & THE POSITION For a complete list of requirements and to apply please visitjobs.fsu.edu,Position 00057895 ERP Analyst IV – Enterprise Resource Planning – Finance& Administration – Florida State Universitycenter_img The person in this position will serve as a liaison for anyrelated PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, HR, or other third-partysystem activities, and support change management and projectmanagement activities. Responsible for the research and analysis ofissues, and for aiding, guiding and training lower level functionalanalysts in support of multiple modules within the ERP financialssystem and third-party integration. Ensures timely monitoring andupdates of issues in ticketing system(s). Escalates issues to FSU’sdevelopment team, vendor customer service and/or other user groupsas appropriate to ensure timely resolution. Follows establishedprocedures for testing and migration of fixes. Responsible forensuring clear and sufficient documentation of issues andresolutions. Analyzes requests for configuration changes,modifications, enhancements and/or workarounds as necessary.Ensures requests are made & approved through appropriatechannels. Analyzes costs/benefits of proposed changes to determinemost appropriate action. Works with home teams to developfunctional specifications. Manages projects as assigned to ensureobjectives and timelines are met. Supports change managementinitiatives and activities. FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/ProDisabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statementcan be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf FSU seeks a senior level PeopleSoft business systems analystwith experience in procure-to-pay, travel, inventory, maintenancemanagement, cost accounting and associated reporting processes. Wewelcome diverse candidates who are excited to learn and grow in aninclusive and collaborative IT department and are eager to createsolutions within an innovative environment. At FSU, there is anexcitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professionalcommunity surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’snews. One of the nation’s elite research universities, Florida StateUniversity preserves, expands and disseminates knowledge in thesciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, whileembracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in thetraditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. FSU’swelcoming campus is located in a prime location within the heart ofTallahassee, ranked in the top 10 of the South’s best cities bySouthern Living. FSU placed in the Top 20 among nationalpublic universities in the latest U.S. News & World Reportrankings. Proudly recognized as a leader in driving importantDiversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) efforts, the university wasnamed as a Diversity Champion in highereducation by INSIGHT IntoDiversity magazine. Background Check RequirementsBackground Check, SD (Standard): A Standard criminal historybackground check shall include: a seven-year county criminalhistory search, an FDLE statewide search, a national criminaldatabase search, a federal criminal search, and a National SexOffender search.last_img read more

Custodian (1st shift)

first_imgjeid-96bfe9a612d2114a8f559dc8160eb788 Custodian (1st shift)Job No: 496648Position Type: full-timeLocation: Lewisburg, PACategories: FacilitiesSeeking team players with great interpersonal and mechanical skillsand stamina!Our Custodians work to make sure that our buildings are neat,clean, free from clutter and safe. They spend their days picking uptrash, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, or using industrial cleaningequipment to clean floors, stocking bathrooms, making surebuildings are secure, cleaning windows, and doing some minorbuilding maintenance and repairs. While the majority of custodians’work is inside buildings, sometimes work might involve some outsidework, like setting up for a Bucknell event. Our Custodians needgreat interpersonal skills and working as part of a team as well asmechanical skills because you’ll likely encounter some equipmentlike industrial floor washers, and fixing small building problemslike leaky faucets or faulty light switches. You’ll need strengthand stamina as most of your time will be spent on your feet. Applytoday if this active position sounds like something you’denjoy!This is a 1st shift position which is full-timeand benefits eligible.Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:- Checks fire extinguishers, fire alarms, eye wash stations, andemergency lights as required.- Operates and maintains a variety of manual and motor driven toolsand custodial equipment- Responsible for the proper safekeeping of master keys; open andlocks doors as required.- Stocks and maintains custodial supply closets, rooms andlockers.- Responds to and assists with minor pest removals includinginsects, mice, bats.- Immediately reports accidents, injuries, security violations,stolen or missing items and safety hazards and conditions to anavailable supervisor. Adheres to OSHA standards, employs safepractices, and follows safety policies/procedures. Uses cleaningmaterials and supplies in accordance with Safety Data Sheets (SDS),the Hazard Communication Program and manufacturers’ instructions.Uses PPE in a safe manner, sets examples for others, notifiessupervisor of potential hazards, and demonstrates good housekeepinghabits.- Works independently, uses judgement, and makes decisionsregarding routine custodial, housekeeping services, generalmaintenance, and repairs of buildings and equipment.- Communicates effectively and assists customers by responding totheir requests for special setups for classes, meetings, deliveriesand events to include large scale events and complex eventsetups.- Works as a team member in providing custodial, housekeeping andother general labor services throughout campus.- Supports and promotes the University’s sustainabilityefforts.Bucknell University is committed to operating its campus in thesafest manner possible, with concern for the individual and theprotection of the environment in accordance with all applicableFederal and State statutes. Bucknell remains focused on protectingthe health and safety of all staff who may be called upon to assistcampus residents during this COVID-19 health emergency.Minimum Qualifications:- Demonstrated ability to understand oral and writteninstructions.- Customer service oriented.- Detail oriented and demonstrated ability to takeinitiative.- Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently, as wellas part of a team.- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.This staff position is classified as part of essentialservices. This individual is required to report to work even ifcampus has a delayed opening, early closing, or is closed, unlessinstructed otherwise by a supervisor or appropriate time off isapproved by a supervisor.Preferred Qualifications:- A high school diploma or equivalent- Prior work experience that includes some duties of a physicalnature such as manual labor, custodial, housekeeping, maintenance,etc.- General knowledge and skills related to institutionalhousekeeping and maintenance work, with some relevantcommercial/institutional cleaning experience.- Demonstrated ability to perform basic skills on computers forcommunication and training.Physical/Other Demands:- Bends, kneels, stoops, pushes, pulls, reaches above and belowshoulders, frequently lifts and carries objects up to 25 poundsunassisted; occasionally lifts items up to 50 lbs that may requirehelp or adjusting loads, assists others in moving objects greaterthan 25 pounds as needed; climbs and works on stools, ladders,stairs and elevated platforms with training and safety equipment.Must use proper safety equipment for hearing, head, eye, feet(full-time safety shoes), hand and body protection asrequired.- Daily exposure to dust, dirt, cleaning detergents and chemicals,odors, body fluids and waste, weather and temperaturechanges.Work Type:full-time To apply, visit https://careers.bucknell.edu/en-us/job/496648/custodian-1st-shiftlast_img read more

Why the founders of Kolibri Games are leaving their idle goldmine

first_imgJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefMonday 15th March 2021Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareThe founders of Kolibri Games, developer behind the hugely successful mobile hit Idle Miner Tycoon, are leaving the studio.Joint CEOs Daniel Stammler and Janosch Sadowski, as well as chief technology officer Oliver Löffler, will depart by the end of April to concentrate on their next venture, holding and investment firm BLN Capital.They leave just five years after Kolibri Games — then known as Fluffy Fairy Games — debuted with Idle Miner Tycoon, and just one year after selling 75% of the company to Ubisoft. The trio will remain shareholders after they depart, though they plan to sell the remaining 25% over the next three years.Their departure is surprising given how popular Idle Miner Tycoon and its sister games continue to be. Kolibri attracts one million daily active users and ten million monthly active users across all its games, and while official revenue figures are hard to come by, Sensor Tower tells GamesIndustry.biz the company made an estimated $2.4 million in player spending last month alone, not including ad revenue.But rather than striking a balance between steering Kolibri Games to further success and running this new venture, Stammler and Sadowski are determined to concentrate wholly on BLN Capital.Daniel Stammler, Kolibri Games”It’s very important for whoever leads the company to be at full capacity, not someone who is half there and half on something else,” says Stammler. “I don’t think it would be very good for the company if we were there as CEOs but not actually running the company. Much better to focus on our role as shareholders — we’re there if they need to ask us questions, but we’re not blocking the leadership because nobody can make decisions without asking us and we’re no longer in the office.”Unless you’re Elon Musk, it’s either one company full-time or not running a company.”Stammler adds that it was clear after the acquisition that the trio would eventually leave — “as founders usually do” — but Sadowski notes Ubisoft’s ownership of the studio actually accelerated their plans for departure.After the deal was struck, the trio had three goals in mind before they were ready to leave the company they formed while at university. First, they wanted to turn Kolibri from a “very gut-driven company” to one guided more by data. Historically, the founders’ instincts led major decisions, but 2020 saw the creation of a new infrastructure that better enabled A/B testing and other methods of showing what does and doesn’t work in its games.Secondly, and on a related note, the founders wanted to hire and promote a leadership team that was able to run Kolibri without them. And finally, they wanted a process to create new titles that can run alongside and build on the success of Idle Miner Tycoon. “We achieved all three of those much faster than we anticipated,” says Sadowski. “We thought it would maybe take three years, but now after a year and a few months, somehow it all worked out easier than expected.””After the acquisition it became clear that the company was in a safe state – Kolibri will still exist in five, ten years” Daniel Stammler, Kolibri GamesHe adds that new games — including Idle Factory Tycoon and Idle Restaurant Tycoon — are already generating 20% of the company’s revenue, even though some are still in soft launch.It’s this rapid rise to success that first attracted Ubisoft. Within two years of launch, Idle Miner Tycoon was making €120,000 per day in revenue, raising beyond that at weekends and during in-game events.The company also grew from the three founders to the 100 people it employs today — but with this scale came more complex problems. Stammler and Sadowski knew they needed better contacts at Apple and Google, and to be able to better negotiate with major tech providers and ad networks.These were not conundrums they expected to face when they were working out of a student apartment at the beginning, but the impact of Idle Miner Tycoon on the mobile market drew just the attention they needed.”Once you are at a certain stage, people start to come knocking at your door,” says Sadowski. “It might be investors, it might be venture capital or private equity firms. At this stage, we knew it would make sense to partner with someone. The good thing about being super profitable is if you don’t like the terms or you don’t feel like there’s anything to gain, you can also walk away.”We went through a process and came to the conclusion that Ubisoft would be a really good partner, so we teamed up.”Idle Miner Tycoon became one of the leading titles in its genre in just a few years and laid the foundations for Kolibri Games’ successBecoming part of Ubisoft changed the mindset of Kolibri Games. Rather than being a scrappy start-up, concentrating on the next six months to a year and focusing only on a single title, the team now found itself able to take on bigger projects that could take years to bear fruit.”When people talk about us now, it seems like we went from zero to 100, but we started very slow” Janosch Sadowski, Kolibri Games”After the acquisition it became clear that the company was in a safe state — Kolibri will still exist in five, ten years,” says Stammler. “And that’s not necessarily something Ubisoft has done itself, but just being part of such a big company enables us to really think long-term and not limit ourselves to projects that pay off after one or two months.”Ubisoft helped with other ambitions, such as growing to a multi-studio company with the opening of a Bucharest branch and bringing the game to other markets — including China.”China was always a bit tricky — it was a good market, but we had no idea how it works,” says Stammler. “We understood that to get deeper into China, we would have to open an office there or at least go there regularly. That would have been a very hard task for Kolibri, but Ubisoft has an office there so right now we’re working with Ubisoft China on how to position Idle Miner Tycoon for that market. That’s something that wouldn’t have been possible without them.”When we last spoke to Stammler and Sadowski, it was clear they weren’t letting their lack of games industry experience hold them back. Ignoring best practices on how mobile gaming works, and monetisation in particular, did not prevent them from creating a lucrative hit — but the pair are somewhat humble about just how quickly Idle Miner Tycoon took off.Sadowski attributes it partly to the studio’s determination to create something accessible to all players, and also to the game’s presentation, noting that most idle clickers at the time were “all text boxes and numbers going up.””I think we were lucky to pick a genre that was not very well served, where there wasn’t too much competition,” he continues. “When people talk about us now, it seems like we went from zero to 100, but we started very slow. We did one update after another, and week after week we tried to improve and build a better product — and we ended up where we are right now.”Janosch Sadowski, Kolibri GamesStammler adds that paying close attention to player feedback — something Kolibri has done from the beginning when players of the first prototype were mostly friends and relatives — has also served the studio well. While the founders had their own ideas on what could improve the game, these were occasionally at odds with the views of their playerbase.”We thought we needed to make it a bit more complex, make it appeal to gamers,” he explains. “But players just wanted more of the same. They would tell us, ‘okay, I’ve finished the first mine and now I’m stuck there. Why can’t I have more mines?’ That’s when it clicked for us, that this was the core experience our players wanted: they wanted to build mines, and we should give them more of that instead of making it too complicated to build them. “We learned that the way we imagine a game is not always the way the players envisage it. We kept that going even after launch… and I’m quite sure if we hadn’t learned that, the game wouldn’t have been as successful today.”The pair are now gearing up to focus solely on BLN Capital, which has quietly made more than a dozen early stage investments over the last two years. “Unless you’re Elon Musk, it’s either one company full-time or not running a company” Daniel Stammler, Kolibri GamesSo far, these have mostly been outside of video games, with examples including: Jodel, a social app that focuses on what’s happening in your local area; healthy fasting guide Fastic; Tomorrow, a company that helps businesses reduce their carbon footprint; and Apponboard, a code-free mobile development suite that could be used to make video games, among other things. Sadowski tells us there have been some smaller investments in games firms, which are still working on their minimum viable product, but adds: “We haven’t yet found a gaming company we really want to write a big cheque for.”He adds that BLN Capital will draw on their experience with Kolibri, helping startups to recognise the same potential in their own products that Stammler and Sadowski found in Idle Miner Tycoon.”Speed is very important — both the internal speed of executing things, and then the speed of how fast you can get feedback on the game and getting the community involved,” he explains. “That means you can quickly reach the point where you go, ‘Okay, this has a real chance because the numbers look good and the feedback is very positive.’ Or ‘I’m not sure if this is going to work, because people don’t really like it and the retention numbers don’t look great'”You need to be fast and get that feeling very early — especially younger teams and first-time founders. Sometimes they think they need to build a game for a year or a bit longer before they test it. And then if the numbers maybe aren’t so great, they’ll put another year into it. But then of course you’re losing a lot of time.”Related JobsEnvironment Artists – New IP South East Creative AssemblyLead Sound Designer South East Creative AssemblyRemote Environment Artist Console Studio UK UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games Stammler concludes that BLN Capital is also a way to give back after the support he and his colleagues received in the early stages of running Fluffy Fairy — another reason the firm will focus on investing in new companies both in games and beyond.”We didn’t actually take any investments [back then], but the community was really positive for us,” he says. “We got a lot of feedback from both the gaming and non-gaming side. When you’re founding a gaming company, you need knowledge about gaming but I would say 70% of our challenges in founding our company and growing it were not gaming-related. Hiring people, making sure finances are in order, finding the right growth strategy — all of that is independent of games and applies more to the broader field of tech companies.”If we invest somewhere, we’d like to add more value than just nowadays there’s a lot of money in the market. It’s comparably easy to raise money, so when we invest we want to actually help and bring the company forward.”last_img read more

Surprise U2/Kanye West Concert In Times Square Tonight, Bruce Springsteen Will Sub For Injured Bono

first_imgLast week, we received unfortunate news that Bono’s biking injury was particularly severe. Though the U2 frontman is expected to fully recover, he will certainly be out of commission for a number of months. However, the band was scheduled to play a surprise concert, tonight, in Times Square, as a charity benefit on World AIDS Day.As they always say, “the show must go on.” The band announced that Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin (Coldplay) would be filling in for Bono during U2’s set. Also slated to perform are Kanye West and Carrie Underwood.The show will begin at 7:30, and will be broadcast live via YouTube for those unable to attend. Bono was still able to give a statement about the event, saying:“This year is a World AIDS Day like no other. The world reached a tipping point in the fight against AIDS – more people were newly added to life-saving treatment than were newly infected with the virus. A lot of people are calling it the beginning of the end of AIDS. We wouldn’t be at this point without American leadership, people from the left and the right.  Today, 13 million people have access to life-saving treatment, up from 300,000 just over ten years ago.  Americans don’t know the role they’ve played in this fight.  Tonight’s event is to inform them and thank them.”For more information, head to U2’s official website.last_img read more

Truex Jr. extends points lead, but could have had much more

first_imgRELATED: Full race results | Driver standings | Stage points for ’17LOUDON, N.H. — For Coors Light Pole winner Martin Truex Jr., Sunday’s Overton’s 301 had a similar feel to the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing team’s dominating run last weekend at Kentucky — at least for a while.Truex captured the first stage comfortably, increasing his series-best playoff points total to 29 and led the first 78 laps. But there the domination ended.Divergent pit strategies put Truex deep in the field for the start of the second stage, and a flat right front tire forced him to pit out of sequence in the final stage. A poor restart from the bottom lane after the final caution cost him track position, and Truex couldn’t advance beyond third before the checkered flag.The good news? Truex increased his lead in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings to 38 points over race runner-up Kyle Larson, who is second in points.“We had a really good WIX Filters Toyota for most of the race and led a bunch of laps and then got that flat tire, kind of got off sequence,” Truex said. “Whatever happened there after Lap 200 or so, I think the VHT (traction compound) was kind of wore off the track, and we started to lose our edge a little bit there. We still had a shot, but on the last restart we got the inside lane there, restarted third. It wasn’t the place to be, obviously.“I think the 11 (race winner Denny Hamlin) started fourth, and that was really the place I would have liked to have been. And then we just didn’t get a good restart on the bottom and lost a couple spots and had to battle back and then just didn’t quite have the speed at the end of the race that we had the first 200 laps. All in all, it was a tough-fought day. We had to come from 24th at one point (at the start of the second stage), and just a hard-fought day, a good job by everybody and a solid third-place effort. Just didn’t have enough there at the end.”last_img read more

3 Injured when Car Hits Conn. Bus Shelter

first_imgBLOOMFIELD, Conn. – Bloomfield officials say three people were seriously injured when their car crashed into a bus stop shelter and rolled over while speeding away from a police detective.Police say two of the three people in the car were ejected during Wednesday afternoon’s wreck on Granby Street. Authorities say a person in the bus shelter at the time wasn’t injured.Authorities haven’t released the victims’ names.Police Capt. Jeffrey Blatter says the car was speeding away from a detective, who noticed that the car matched the description of a vehicle involved in a reported larceny and activated his cruiser’s emergency lights to get by several other cars.Authorities aren’t calling it a police chase, but a regional accident reconstruction team is investigating.___Information from: The Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.comlast_img read more

Get Tightier and Mightier With Skins’ New Compression Cycling Gear

first_imgSKINS was started by an Australian skier in 2002, who spent the previous five years chasing his goal of developing performance and recovery enhancing athletic garments. Their company mission is simple, and perhaps a little cheeky: to radically improve the world of sport, one pair of tights at a time.While there is some debate over the functionality of compression wear, SKINS is clearly on the ‘Pro’ side of the argument. They’re quite happy to cite scientific studies and point out that their garments must be effective since they’re banned from all professional cycling tours! SKINS has a bunch of new compression gear for men and women in their cycling specific line, so click past the break for photos and details… SKINS Tremola Jersey also comes with short or long sleeves, and employs the same construction features and fabrics as the Gottardo jersey but with a different cut that provides a closer fit. It also has the bacteriostatic underarms and three rear pockets, but the Tremola adds a mesh panel on the back for highly efficient cooling. The Tremola long sleeve is $144.99, and comes in black/white or red/black/white. The short sleeve costs $119.99, and has the same color options. Both are available in sizes S-XXL. The Gottardo jersey comes in either a short or long sleeve cut. It uses the SKINdry moisture wicking technology, and partial gradient compression and SKINmuscle+ support in the arms. Overall the jersey provides a looser fit with stretchy areas for comfort and mobility. Bacteriostatic fibres sewn into the armpits reduce odor accumulation and friction, and side mesh panels help you vent. The Gottardo jersey has an elastic bottom hem, full front zipper and three rear pockets with reflective detailing. The long sleeve jersey costs $129.99, and comes in black/white only. The short sleeve version is $104.99, with the option of black/white or emerald green/white. Both come in S-XXL sizes. The women’s Tremola jersey is constructed with partial compression and SKINmuscle+ stability in the arms, SKINdry moisture management, and provides a comfortable SKINfit BMI-based fit. The jersey has a stand-up collar, elastic bottom hem, stretch panels for mobility, odor-reducing armpit fibres, a full length zipper, mesh back vents and three rear pockets with reflective panels. The women’s Tremola jersey only comes with short sleeves, and costs $119.99. Color options are either black/white or black/pink, and sizes XS-XL are available.skins.netcenter_img The women’s bibshorts are built with SKINS gradient compression, supportive SKINmuscle+ design, SKINdry fabric and the premium women’s chamois. The company designs the SKINfit women’s garments using BMI (body mass index) based calculations to achieve an ergonomic, comfortable fit. Ceramic treated panels are located on the inside of the thighs to reduce friction, and other details include reflective accents, a breathable bib and an elastic hem with silicone grippers.The women’s shorts feature a high waistband for a comfortable fit that also shapes your waistline, but are otherwise identical to the women’s bibs described above. The bibshorts cost $189.99, and the shorts sell for $169.99. Both come in sizes XS-XL, and in black only. The men’s bib longs feature SKINS’ engineered gradient compression and SKINmuscle+ construction to support your muscles during activity. They also feature a premium men’s chamois, SKINdry moisture wicking technology, ceramic treated anti-friction inside leg panels, silicone grippers at the hem, plus mesh inserts and breathable straps to keep you cool. The men’s bibshorts are much the same in materials and features as the bib longs, just with shorter legs. The bib longs sell for $234.99 USD, the shorts cost $194.99, and they come in S-XXL sizes. Black is the only color option.last_img read more