Registration opens for Holy Half Marathon

first_imgThe time for training season has officially begun for people running in the Holy Half Marathon this year. The Student Union Board (SUB) has opened registration for the ninth annual half marathon that will take participants on a scenic route through Notre Dame’s campus March 23. “The Holy Half is one of the biggest student-run events on campus and has quickly become a Notre Dame tradition,” Maria Murphy, an SUB representative, said. Murphy, who is also a Holy Half programmer this year, said the best part of the Holy Half is that runners not only get to train and compete in a 13.1 mile race, but also get to make a difference in the South Bend community on behalf of the University. “All proceeds from the race go to the Women’s Care Center (WCC) and the Family Justice Center of St. Joseph County,” Murphy said. “Our goal this year is to raise $40,000 for these awesome organizations.” This year the Holy Half will include a new course for runners, Murphy said. She said the event will also feature Mike Collins, the voice of Notre Dame Stadium, as the emcee. “Runners will get a 2013 Holy Half t-shirt and a bunch of other free goodies from our sponsors,” Murphy said. “All volunteers will get lots of food and our undying thanks.” Sponsors for the 2013 Holy Half include GU Energy, Blistex, Jimmy Johns, Dunkin’ Donuts, Harper Cancer Research Institute, Hagerty, Zone Perfect and ABRO Industries, Murphy said. For those runners who aren’t prepared to run 13.1 miles, there is also a 10k race option that will take place 15 minutes after the half marathon begins. Murphy said there is a capacity for 1,300 runners. For students who aren’t runners but still want to get involved, there are plenty of spots open for student volunteers to help set up the race, run water stations and cheer on runners. “By volunteering I gained so much respect for people who were able to run that long,” Ann Kebede, a 2012 volunteer for the event, said. “It was especially cool to watch the girls who kept such a fast pace. I also liked seeing people I knew run past while I cheered them on.” Kebede said volunteering was a great way to get involved in the event because she knew she wouldn’t want to participate as a runner. “A lot of what I did was cheer people on and give them motivation to keep going,” Kebede said. The Holy Half is a great way for Notre Dame and the surrounding community to be able to physically participate in the athletic culture of the school, she said. “It is an athletic event that the whole campus can do, as well as the outside community,” Kebede said. “Since athletics is such a big part of Notre Dame, this is a great thing that is open to everyone and gives people the opportunity to be active for a day.” Murphy said SUB has given the Holy Half a lot of freedom this year. She added that SUB plans to make the race fun for all and, most importantly, raise money for WCC and the Family Center of Saint Joseph’s County. “We are so happy with how the race is coming together and cannot wait for March 23,” Murphy said. The deadline for registration is on March 14.last_img read more

That’s why they play the games — Thomson rink upset at Kootenay zones

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily On paper the Fred Thomson rink looked like one of the teams that would book a ticket to the B.C. Men’s Curling Championships.But when the final rock was played, it was Nelson’s Thomson, third Don Freschi of Trail, second Rob Norbert of Castlegar and Nelson lead Barry Marsh on the outside looking in at the Men’s Kootenay Curling Playdown this past weekend in the Bavarian City.Thomson lost to Tom Buchy of Kimberley in the first qualifier 9-7 Sunday before dropping the second qualifier 7-6 to Cranbrook’s Tom Shypitka.Both Buchy and Shypitka now represent the zone at the Canadian Direct Insurance B.C. Men’s Curling Championship Feb. 6-12, 2012 at the Parksville Curling Club.“We’re extremely disappointed,” Thomson told The Nelson Daily Tuesday. “We thought going in, as did most people, that (Tom) Buchy and our rink would be the two top teams.”Which is why the games are played.The Buchy rink proved to almost unstoppable on home ice. The Kimberley skip twice defeated Thomson, the latter coming in the first qualifier Sunday.Deuces, including the pivotal tenth end, in four ends proved to be enough to power Buchy to the two-rock win.“It was a war out there,” Thomson explained. “There were lots of good shots by both teams but in the tenth Tom played it really well, guarding (shot rock) with three or four guards.”“In the end I really didn’t even have a shot,” Thomson added.The loss dropped Thomson into the second qualifier against Shypitka.A mistake in the second opened the door for the Cranbrook skip to score four en route to the one-shot win.“We were up 2-0 and decided to go for the steal,” said Thomson. “We tried to freeze up to his rock but my shot never curled and they had a wide open hit for four.”“We made the decision as a team to go for it,” Thomson added. “Sometimes it works out great but when it doesn’t . . ..”There’s another shot at making the provincial meet coming January.However, Freschi has a previous engagement forcing the team to miss the regional final in Kelowna.“We knew going in we were not going to attend the back door playdown,” Thomson said.The backdoor open bonspiel determines the final four spots in the 16-team field.Already confirmed to be in Parksville are defending B.C. champ, Jim Cotter of Vernon and CTR leader Brent Pierce of New Westminster.Also advancing to the B.C.’s are former B.C. champ Shawn Geall, Buchy and Brian Windsor.EXTRA END: The Nelson rink of skip Brent Pihowich, third Nando Salviulo, second Jamie Tedesco and lead Greg Kinder finished 2-3 during the Kootenay zones. Pihowich lost to Thomson and Rob Ferguson of Trail. . . .The Ferguson rink lost to Tom Shypitka in the C Final. The Ferguson rink includes third Brian LeMoel, second Joey Ferguson and lead Justin Kitcher. . . . The Myron Nichol rink of Castlegar also finished 2-3 and was eliminated by Shypitka. The rink includes third Garry Beaudry of Nelson, second Stewart Higgins and lead Rob Babiarz. sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Gallen leaves Hong Kong manager’s job

first_imgSteve Gallen has left his job as manager of Hong Kong Pegasus.The Acton-born 42-year-old, who spent 19 years on the coaching staff at QPR, took over at the Hong Kong Premier League club in June.He succeeded former R’s assistant manager Kevin Bond, who has returned there for a second spell in charge.Gallen said: “It was a great experience and an opportunity I’m glad I took.“But my family are in England and I just feel that’s where I belong right now. Kevin will do a good job there I’m sure.”Click here for the latest QPR transfer gossipClick here for today’s QPR quiz See also:Gallen appointed as Charlton recruitment chief  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Maxim: radiation-tolerant secure authenticator designed to withstand harsh environments

first_imgMedical device designers can protect surgical tool data from memory-disruptive, high-energy gamma radiation used in sterilization, while simultaneously providing tool security with capabilities such as secure tool use management and counterfeit prevention, with the DS28E83 DeepCover secure authenticator from Maxim Integrated Products. As the industry’s first secure authentication solution designed for gamma sterilization exposure, it enhances patient safety and includes both elliptic curve digital signature algorithm and Secure Hash Algorithm-256 (SHA-256)-based cryptographic features. The 1-Wire interface allows for simple integration into designs.Medical device manufacturers commonly sterilize limited-use surgical tools or sensors through a gamma or e-beam process. High radiation exposure used in either process can disrupt and damage the standard, non-volatile memory that electronic medical devices use for auto identification, as well as calibration and manufacturing data. This can jeopardize medical device data and patient safety, both of which are of critical importance for medical device manufacturers.The DS28E83 secure authenticator integrates a radiation-tolerant NVM to prevent data loss during sterilization. With this capability, device designers can implement cost-affordable protection from unauthorized re-use and aftermarket device counterfeiting. By allowing electronic surgical instruments to undergo gamma or e-beam sterilization, the DS28E83 greatly enhances patient safety. Authentication is implemented through industry-standard and application-efficient elliptic-curve, public-key cryptography to protect patients against the risks associated with non-qualified counterfeit devices or incidental re-use. The IC, which is easy to integrate into a customer’s design using Maxim’s single-contact 1-Wire interface, is applicable for medical surgical tools and sensor applications.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Infineon: resonant controller IC with PFC for power supply and lighting driversNext MicroSys: RTOS Microware OS-9 supports Open Source OPC UA – TSN projectlast_img read more

Fuel prices expected to spike after Harvey shuts down refineries

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 1, 2017 – Nassau – The Bahamas and Caribbean were not directly hit by rainy #HurricaneHarvey but fuel shortages due to Texas oil refineries being down will impact local supplies say money experts.    Financial reports are revealing that the cost of #fuel at some gas stations in the United States have already spiked due to the limited supply caused when refineries were forced to close due to flooding caused by the storm which is now dissipated.Oil refineries reopened today but it is unclear at this point whether that is enough to stave off a negative effect, including higher prices at the pumps for the region.Reuters reports that: “At least two East Coast refiners, including #PhiladelphiaEnergySolutions and #IrvingOil, have already run out of gasoline for immediate delivery as they have rushed to send supplies to the U.S. Southeast, Caribbean, Mexico and South America to offset the lack of exports since Harvey.”It was said in that news report that 24% of US capacity was impacted by the storm and that wholesale gasoline and jet fuel prices have soared.    It was said that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued fuel waivers in 38 states and Washington, D.C. to ease concerns of supply shortages, still some are reporting a spike of 30 cents per gallon in states like Mississippi.#MagneticMediaNewsPhoto credit: Wall Street Journal Recommended for you Related Items:#HurricaneHarvey, #IrvingOil, #magneticmedianews, #PhiladelphiaEnergySolutions, fuel Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp NO LEGISLATION TO GOVERN FUEL PRICESlast_img read more

December auto sales Royal Enfield reports 41 growth Hero Motocorp registers 5

first_imgEicher Motors, maker of Royal Enfield, has reported a 41% growth in December 2015 in domestic sales at 40,453 units, up from 28,634 units sold in December 2014.But the company’s exports fell 9% to 416 units, from 455 units in December 2014. In November 2015, exports had gone up 33% to 457 units, from 344 units in November 2014.On a cumulative basis, the company sold 4,52,812 units of Royal Enfield during calendar year 2015, up 50% from 3,02,591 units in the corresponding period last year.The company, like other automobile makers, was hit by the severe rain and resulting flooding that wreaked havoc in Chennai in the last week of November and first week of December last year.”Due to heavy rain and flooding in Chennai, Royal Enfield’s production facilities in Thiruvottiyur and Oragadam were shut between 1 and 6 December, 2015. We resumed production of motorcycles on December 7, 2015, with our manufacturing facilities operating at 50% of our installed capacity. Over the course of the last week, our production rates improved steadily as our facilities, employees and suppliers recovered from the floods. As of Monday, the 14th of December, 2015, we are back to normal at our plants, and are running at 100% of our installed capacity,” the company had said in a regulatory filing on 18 December, 2015.In November 2015, Eicher Motors sold 40,769 units of Royal Enfield in India, up 48% from 27,542 units in November 2014.The Royal Enfield factories in Tiruvottiyur and Oragadam have the capacity to produce 4.5 lakh units annually.”We continue to monitor the situation closely and work in the best interest of our employees, customers, business partners and the larger eco-system in Chennai,” added the company.Royal Enfield is currently focusing on the launch of the brand’s first adventure tourer, christened the Himalayan, which is expected in the first half of 2016.Hero Motocorp sold 4,99,665 units in December 2015, down 5% from 5,26,097 units in December 2014.last_img read more