PBE15: Womo Designs TRIs Out Bottle and Light/camera Mounts for Aero Bars, Adds Mounts…

first_imgSince the last time we checked out Womo designs, their product portfolio has drastically expanded. In an ever expanding marketplace of lightweight computer mounts, Womo’s dual clamp aluminum designs may  have come off as way over built. However, the company seems to have found its stride offering support for multiple accessories – not just computers. They also provide the ability to run one accessory above and one below, including their latest addition of water bottles… Marketed towards triathletes or anyone who could use a bottle close at hand between their clip on aerobars, the new Koala Bottle options allow for dual use with a light or camera below, or by the looks of their website a single sided option is in the works for just the bottle and cage. The Womo dual mount is thin enough to fit between most clip on aero bars and offers enough support for the full water bottle and additional accessory beneath. Thanks to the magnetic bottle cage, riders can easily grab the bottle from the bars.Cameras and lights can also be attached to all of the Womo mounts with the new swivel kits which allow for 360º of rotation.Womo will also be offering bottle cage mounts to fit beneath their computer mounts. The mount will use a standard two bolt boss to fit any bottle cage. Due in part to the universal nature of their mountain bracket, Womo is able to create mounts for a number of computers and accessories quickly. One of the newest computer additions is the iBike series which is available in a single or combo mount. Because the computer uses an air pressure sensor to help calculate power, a rigid mount is very important for accurate results. For that reason, the Womo bracket is a perfect fit and allow for a light or computer beneath if you’re so inclined.Most single mounts are priced at $49.99 with dual mounts $59.99. For more info and to purchase, head over to Womodesigns.com.last_img read more

Triton Knoll Extends Landowner Liaison Contract with LDS

first_imgLincolnshire design consultancy Land Drainage Services Ltd (LDS) has been awarded a contract extension by Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm to provide a long-term liaison service between the project and its local landowners.The contract is seen as essential to balancing the needs and interests of both Triton Knoll and its land owners, as it prepares for the future installation of the wind farm’s underground export cable and infrastructure.Triton Knoll has consent to install almost 60 kilometres of onshore underground export cable, an intermediate electrical compound at Orby, and a new substation at Bicker Fen.During the preparation for construction and into the work itself, the project will need to continually liaise with well over 120 separate landowners and occupiers.LDS’s Neil Whitehead has been working with Triton Knoll since 2015, and he will remain a key contact for landowners throughout the project’s delivery.Triton Knoll project director James Cotter said: “Land Drainage Services has demonstrated a real understanding of the project and the importance of putting land owners first, and has forged a positive and trusted reputation with local landowners. This is an important role representing the project on the ground, and we feel confident LDS will continue to deliver this to the best of their abilities.”The 900MW Triton Knoll will be located approximately 32km off the Lincolnshire coast and 50km off the coast of North Norfolk. The wind farm is being developed as a joint venture between Innogy Renewables UK Ltd (innogy) (50%) and Statkraft (50%), with innogy managing the project on behalf of the partnership.last_img read more

Spurrier: “We’ve got a lot of coaching to do.”

first_imgSteve Spurrier is pleased with his defense early in fall camp, but believes the offense remains unsettled.Steve Spurrier is pleased with his defense early in fall camp, but believes the offense remains unsettled.COLUMBIA – “We’re looking forward to whatever happens this year.”With that statement South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier opened his annual media day press conference.Considering no one seems to know what kind of team the Gamecocks will field this season.Spurrier has had good things to say about his team during fall practice and been muted at other times.Coming off a disappointing 7-6 campaign, Spurrier and USC appear dedicated to returning the program to the status it help prior to last season.With one week of practice in the books, like every team in the nation, a lot of work remains.“We are unknown,” Spurrier said. “I didn’t realize until (reading media reports) that our quarterbacks have thrown a combined for eight passes and, other than Pharoh (Cooper) no other wide receiver has caught a pass (other than senior Shamier Jeffery with eight in three years).“We’ve got some players that need to prove to everyone that that ‘hey, I can play wide receiver’ and ‘hey, I can play quarterback.”The battle for quarterback continues. Following Saturday’s scrimmage Spurrier believed redshirt sophomore Connor Mitch had the edge.After watching film, however, he believed the competing quarterbacks were more even than he originally thought.“We’ve got a lot of coaching to do, I can assure you of that,” said Spurrier. “On offense, defense and special teams, we’ve got a lot of coaching to do. But the players have had wonderful attitudes.”This season there seems to be more of a question about the offense as the defense appears ready to rebound from a disappointing campaign.“I really like what our defense is doing,” said Spurrier. “The safeties back there, almost on every play, we don’t have any of those funny coverages where nobody is back there. Guys are really understanding their assignments and their roles.“We had very few mental mistakes in the scrimmage (Saturday) by the defense. Offensively, we had a bunch of them. With so many freshman on the second offensive team, I guess that was to be expected.”last_img read more

HSI Level 3 National Coach Course to commence November 2015

first_img 14 August 2015, 16:46 Tags: Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) Coaching is pleased to announce that the HSI Level 3 Coach course is scheduled to run the throughout the winter of 2015 and 2016. A Level 3 Coach course will be run in all three disciplines (dressage, show jumping and eventing).The HSI Level 3 Coach course provides coaches with the capacities to train performance riders to compete at the highest level in regional and national competitions (up to 1.40m SJ; Prix St George Dressage and 3*** Eventing).  The HSI Level 3 Coach course is discipline specific so each candidate will specialise in their chosen field. There are individual courses and qualifications for each discipline; dressage, show jumping and eventing, however there are some core elements which will be similar in all three fields. Courses will be delivered and candidates mentored by internationally renowned and qualified equestrian coaches and professionals.Entry Requirements:Participants must:Be at least 21 years oldHold an HSI Level 2 Coach qualification or equivalentHave access to and be working with riders/horses at the required level Tutors:Dressage (Prix St Georges)Heike HolsteinShow Jumping (1m40, National Grand Prix)Comdt. John Ledingham & Denis FlannellyEventing (2 – 3*)Yogi BreisnerCourse Duration: Each course lasts an average of 9 days depending on the discipline. Coaches will receive training in physical and mental fitness for riders and horses and veterinary care of the competition horse. Coaches will be guided in developing their communication skills which will contribute to the effectiveness of coaching at this level. There are additional modules relevant to the technical aspect of each specific discipline. Candidates are required to attend a number of practical coaching days during which feedback is given on coaching skills, followed by final assessments in two phases.Certification: Coaches must attend all course contact time and must bring their own suitable horse and rider combination capable of working at the required level to the practical coaching days and the final assessments. Participants must also submit a Coaching portfolio and a log book of actual coaching sessions showing the progression of their horse and rider over the period. Coaches must reach the required standard of competency in each of the final assessment phases to receive their HSI Level 3 Coach certificate.Course Schedule: Day 1 – Practical Coaching DemonstrationsDate: 18th November 2015Venue: Cavan Equestrian Centre Day 2 – Workshop – Role of the CoachWith Liam Moggan, Coach Education Officer, Coaching IrelandDate: 19th November 2015Venue: Sport HQ AbbotstownDay 3 – Workshop – Veterinary Care of the Competition Horse / Physical Fitness of the RiderDate: 20th November 2015Venue: Sport HQ AbbotstownDay 4 – Workshop – Mental Fitness in SportDate: 29th February 2016Venue: Sport HQ AbbotstownDay 5 – Practical Coaching SessionsDate: 1st March 2016Venue: Cavan Equestrian CentreFurther dates to be announced.Investment: The course fee is €1800. Book your place here. Alternatively, payment can be made in two stages €950 upon application and €950 in January 2016.For further information please contact Catherine Farrell, HSI Coaching Coordinator on +353 45 854512 or email [email protected] note that each course will be run depending on adequate numbers. Dates and venues are subject to change at the discretion of HSI. Home  »  Coaching News  »  HSI Level 3 National Coach Course to commence November 2015 HSI Level 3 National Coach Course to commence November 2015 last_img read more

Top DOJ official warns about Texas shooter’s encrypted phone

first_img Related US Department of Justice(WASHINGTON) — In the wake of the attack at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, last weekend that left 26 people dead and investigators unable to access the shooter’s encrypted phone to search for possible leads, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made clear in a speech Thursday that he is prepared to do battle with technology giants to get whatever might be stored on that device.“Nobody has a legitimate privacy interest in that phone. The suspect is deceased,” Rosenstein said. “Even if he were alive, it would be legal for police and prosecutors to find out what is in the phone.”Tuesday afternoon, Christopher Combs, the FBI’s special agent in charge in Texas, said the shooter’s phone was flown to the agency’s lab in Quantico, Virginia. Combs refused to name the phone model, but sources familiar with the matter tell ABC’s Jack Date that the phone is an Apple product.“When you shoot dozens of innocent American citizens, we want law enforcement to investigate your communications and stored data,” Rosenstein said. “We expect police and prosecutors to investigate such horrendous crimes. There are things that we need to know.”Apple, for its part, said in a statement that it “immediately reached out to the FBI after learning from their press conference on Tuesday that investigators were trying to access a mobile phone. We offered assistance and said we would expedite our response to any legal process they send us.”Rosenstein appeared to scoff at such an offer Thursday, noting, “…The company that built it claims that it purposely designed the operating system so that the company cannot open the phone even with an order from a federal judge.”A few weeks ago, FBI Director Christopher Wray attempted to quantify the problem, saying, “In the first 11 months of this fiscal year alone, we were unable to access the content of more than 6,900 — that’s six-thousand, nine-hundred — mobile devices using appropriate and available technical tools, even though we had the legal authority to do so.”It’s a vexing debate that erupted onto the national stage after the 2016 massacre in San Bernardino, California, and led to a court battle between DOJ and Apple as investigators urgently sought access to the dead shooter’s I-phone to find possible accomplices, outside support, or other targets. The Obama Administration’s Justice Department presented a similar argument to Rosenstein, but Apple refused to open the phone citing concerns that creating a so-called digital “backdoor” could potentially expose all of its customers to security breaches.Pro-encryption New America’s Open Technology Institute argues that “giving government investigators special access to encrypted data is technically impossible to do without seriously undermining our cybersecurity against other threats, while also undermining the U.S. tech economy, and threatening human rights across the globe.”But the high profile fight — pitting civil liberties and privacy advocates against national security concerns — was never resolved. In the middle of the court battle, an outside party came forward to the FBI with a way to get into the iPhone.Rosenstein’s position was echoed Thursday by one influential senator, Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee and senior member of the Select Committee on Intelligence, who says it may be time for a legislative solution.“This is a real problem … These are American companies, and they control this whole empire. And they have to be concerned about attacks on our country and the ability to open devices with sound justification.”The California Democrat even sought to tie the current controversy to the fallout over Russia exploiting popular American social media platforms to meddle in the 2016 election, which caught the industry flat footed.“I think things are changing as a result of the Russia investigation,” Feinstein said, adding that tech companies have a responsibility “to see that people not misuse the system for criminal purposes and, most importantly, to strike at what is the crown jewel of a democracy which is a free and fair election.”“Either they’re going to be able to make some changes, or we are going to have to,” Feinstein warned.The senator said she is going to take a fresh look at legislation she drafted last year with Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr to try to force companies to “comply with court orders to protect Americans from criminals and terrorists.”But there is far from a consensus in Congress on this issue. Many members described being on the fence, if not outright opposed.Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA, Vice Chairman of the Intelligence Committee and himself a former tech entrepreneur, said, “I’m open to ongoing conversations with the tech companies, but the notion of a back door still bothers me.”Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, said he could “see both sides” and sees “no ready solution.”Still others said the encryption issue is beside the point, given that the Texas shooter, Devin Kelley, should never have been allowed to buy guns in the first place if it weren’t for the Air Force failing to report the veteran’s domestic violence conviction.“The phone is kind of after the fact here,” Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-NM, told ABC News, but saying on encryption, “It’s a double-edged sword, right? It cuts both ways. It’s hard to do that in a way … that still protects people’s privacy and doesn’t actually make all of these devices even weaker when it comes to our foreign adversaries.”But Rosenstein argued Thursday in dire terms that could signal a tough battle ahead, saying, “Maybe we eventually will find a way to access the data. But it costs a great deal of time and money. In some cases, it surely costs lives. That is a very high price to pay. We need to find a solution.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more