Review: Paul Component Klamper mechanical disc brake is rock solid, stops strong

first_imgRiding alongside Paul himself,  I remarked that I couldn’t feel any pad movement. Normally, and this even happens with high end hydraulic brakes from a major brand, there’s noticeable pad movement. At a stop, if I grab the brakes and rock the bike back and forth, there’s wheel movement. It’s only a couple degrees, but at the outside of the tire’s circumference, that adds up to a centimeter or more of rotation.Does that matter? Maybe not for normal riding, but it’s annoying, and for brakes that cost a lot of money and are designed to stop with precision, it shouldn’t be acceptable. And that seems to be Paul’s opinion, too.The original prototype on left, handmade by Paul in his private workshop, alongside more polished working samples from his team.Paul remarked “We worked really hard on that, to get the tolerances very tight.” And it shows. There’s literally no movement when trying to rock the bike back and forth. The slots the pads nestle into have just enough room to allow uninhibited lateral movement, but leave nothing for fore/aft slack. When Paul Component’s Klamper disc brake caliper debuted, it looked big and clunky. I supposed it had appeal to Paul fans who wanted to match everything up, but I preferred the streamlined aesthetics and dual pull of the TRP Spyre. But sometimes, function overcomes form, and having ridden the Klampers for two days of #PaulCamp around their California headquarters, my mind has been expanded. There’s a reason they’re so big, and it’s a good one… The reason the Klamper’s are so big is because they wanted to make the calipers extremely rigid. That’s why they didn’t end up with a dual pull design that would move both pads inward toward the rotor. They did consider it, and even tried to figure out how, but Paul told me the end result would be caliper body parts that were too thin and flexible to offer appropriate stopping power.To make the best of it, they did build in dual pad adjustments, letting you dial in starting pad position for both sides, which makes set up much, much easier. And the barrel adjuster on the cable helps fine tune it further. They offer two versions, one each for short pull and long pull brake levers, and if you’re not sure which you need, just check with them before ordering. There’s also color options, like the new limited edition Blue shown here.All of these features (except, perhaps, the colors) add up to a very impressive brake caliper. Paul’s attention to details and unwillingness to compromise function for form mean the brakes work far better than any single-pull mechanical caliper I’ve ever ridden. And, honestly, they give the TRP HyRD mech-to-hydro calipers a serious run for their money while being a lot easier to set up. And I should state that the form isn’t really bad…it’s just big, particularly for a road bike…and it’s growing on me. But I’d take them any day based purely on their performance.I didn’t get them on my own scale as they were already attached to my demo bike, but claimed weight is 211g per wheel, without cables. Price is $184 per wheel, available in black, silver and, for a while, blue, with the option of orange adjustment dials or black/silver to match the caliper body.Oh, and they are working on a flat mount version, but it’ll likely be 2018 before that goes on sale.PaulComp.comlast_img read more

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Donna Murphy Sets Final Performance Date in Hello, Dolly!

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 25, 2018 Hello, Dolly! Related Shows Donna Murphy(Photo: Bruce Glikas)center_img Donna Murphy, who has been wowing Tuesday-night audiences in the title role of Hello, Dolly! since June, will play her final performance in the musical on January 9, 2018. Bernadette Peters, who is set to replace Bette Midler in the role on January 20, will play all eight weekly performances in the musical. Midler’s final performance will be on January 14.As previously announced, also joining the company on January 20 will be Victor Garber, taking over the role of Horace Vandergelder from David Hyde Pierce. The cast of Hello, Dolly! also includes 2017 Tony winner Gavin Creel as Cornelius Hackl, Kate Baldwin as Irene Molloy, Beanie Feldstein as Minnie Fay, Will Burton as Ambrose Kemper, Melanie Moore as Ermengarde and Jennifer Simard as Ernestina Money. Taylor Trensch will exit the company as Barnaby Tucker at a date to be set to lead the cast of Dear Evan Hansen; a Hello, Dolly! replacement for Trensch will be announced.The full company of Hello, Dolly! features Kevin Ligon, Cameron Adams, Phillip Attmore, Giuseppe Bausilio, Justin Bowen, Taeler Cyrus, Leslie Donna Flesner, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Stephen Hanna, Michael Hartung, Robert Hartwell, Aaron Kaburick, Amanda LaMotte, Analisa Leaming, Jess LeProtto, Nathan Madden, Michael McCormick, Linda Mugleston, Hayley Podschun, Jessica Sheridan, Christian Dante White, Branch Woodman, Ryan Worsing, Richard Riaz Yoder, Michael Hartung, Elizabeth Earley, Jenifer Foote, Ian Liberto, Michaeljon Slinger, Nathan Keen, Sarah Meahl and Stephen Hernandez.The revival features direction by Jerry Zaks and choreography by Warren Carlyle with lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Scott Lehrer and costume/scenic design by 2017 Tony winner Santo Loquasto. View Commentslast_img read more

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Applications for Tri NZ Board member now open

first_imgTriathlon New Zealand (Tri NZ) is inviting an individual to consider making a contribution to the sport through appointment to the Board of the national governing body. The Tri NZ Constitution makes provision for the appointment in 2012 of one director in addition to those directors elected by the membership.Tri NZ is looking for a man or woman with a passion for triathlon and a skill set to complement those already helping govern and lead triathlon as it continues to grow in popularity across New Zealand.The new Tri NZ Board member may be a competitor, a coach, an official, a parent or simply a fan of the sport. Male or female, young or ‘less young’ (Tri NZ notes you are never ‘old’ in triathlon!), from Bluff to Cape Reinga the sport needs the input of passionate people to lead it into the next phase of development and growth, and to face and overcome any challenges the sport might face.Board members are called upon for regular meetings to discuss and monitor the governance of the sport and the performance of the team at Tri NZ. Approximately 5-6 of these meetings will be full day meetings (midweek) and 6-8 via teleconference. Travel and accommodation is funded where required.This appointment, made by a Board Appointments Panel, responds to a determination to have available a range of skills and experience required for effective governance of the organisation.A person is sought who will bring all or some of the following:The ability to think strategically, i.e. able to see the ‘big picture’ and to drive the organisation towards achievement of a challenging visionManagement or board level experience in a successful company or organisation undergoing rapid growthA commercial perspective, i.e. strong macro financial experience and general business skillsGovernance experienceThe prospective Tri NZ Board director does not need to be an existing Triathlon New Zealand member.Individuals are invited to complete an application form and email this, along with a CV, to lisa.greenaway[at]triathlon.org.nz before the close of business on 31 July 2012.www.triathlon.org.nz Relatedlast_img read more

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PTO announces US$20K pro athlete prize purse at Huntington Triathlon in…

first_img Related The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) is continuing its support of triathlon events; and will provide a US$20,000 professional athlete prize purse for the Olympic Distance Huntington Triathlon. The event takes place on October 3rd, 2020 at Fort Wayne in Indiana.The Olympic distance event is the latest event to benefit from a PTO prize fund injection. PTO has supported the Spanish Triathlon Championships this month. Two events in the UK – Outlaw X and the Helvellyn Triathlon – also recently received support from PTO. Other prize fund initiatives have benefited events in Germany, the USA, Canada and Switzerland.The Huntington Triathlon professional race is a non-drafting Olympic distance event and will have a deep-water group start for both men and women. The 1650-yard swim in Lake Clare is followed by a 24.8-mile bike on flat country roads; and the 6.2-mile run is on spectator friendly paved roads around Lake Clare.Charles Adamo, Executive Chairman of PTO said, “PTO Professionals have continued to reach out and look to see how they can support our triathlon community in these difficult times. Recognising that Olympic distance elites have equally had their season decimated, PTO Professionals thought it would be great to support a race that is Olympic distance, thus allowing both longer distance and Olympic distance professionals the chance to race.“With the help and guidance of USA Triathlon, the PTO is pleased to be able to support the Olympic Distance Huntington Triathlon with a $20,000 prize purse. We are grateful to USAT and race director Zach Ruble and his Huntington team. Their hard work in these difficult times are a tribute to the spirit of resolve and resilience for which our sport is so famous. It is a joy for the PTO to work together with governing bodies and race organisers to make our sport better.”Zach Ruble, Huntington Triathlon race director said, “It’s been great to be able to put on a full schedule of races this season when so many others have been cancelled. I’m looking forward to providing a safe and well-organized race for the professionals in conjunction with the existing age group event.“Thank you to the PTO for choosing to support the professional portion of this event. I hope to see all of their athletes continue to get back to racing into 2021.”Meredith Kessler, PTO Board Member said, “We are elated that the PTO Professionals are leading the way in uniting to support our triathlon community. It has been a privilege for the PTO Professionals to work with the Huntington Tri Race Director, Zach Ruble, to provide a racing opportunity for triathlon professionals in the United States.“As a result of the efforts and funding by the PTO, we have been able to create our own opportunities during this time in an effort to try to thrive in our craft. We are so grateful to be a part of the Olympic Distance Huntington Triathlon event in Indiana on October 3, 2020. While these are small, gradual steps, each one is an important and lasting one as PTO Professionals stand alongside their Olympic distance colleagues and all those who love our sport.”The Huntington Triathlon is held at Lake Clare Fitness Park, Huntington, Indiana; and will have Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon, Olympic Triathlon & Duathlon, Sprint & Olympic Aquabike and 2 & 3 Person Relays for both Sprint and Olympic Triathlons.www.protriathletes.orgwww.rubleracing.orglast_img read more

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Study: Negative automatic thoughts linked to distressing sexual symptoms

first_imgShare on Twitter Email PsyPost interviewed the study’s corresponding author, Maria Manuela Peixoto of the University of Porto. Read her responses below:PsyPost: Why were you interested in this topic?The article entitled “Automatic thoughts during sexual activity, distressing sexual symptoms, and sexual orientation: Findings from a web-survey” is part of a larger project, regarding cognitive-affective dimensions and distressing sexual symptoms in heterosexuals, gay men and lesbian women. This was my PhD project, between April 2011 and December 2014, funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, supervised by Professor Pedro Nobre, at University of Porto, Portugal. The cognitive-affective dimensions we study were: personality traits, dysfunctional sexual beliefs, cognitive schemas activated in sexual context, and automatic thoughts and affective responses during sexual activity.My interest in this topics started in 2009, during my master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. My supervisor, Professor Pedro Nobre developed a Cognitive-Affective Model for Sexual Dysfunctions, based on more than ten years of studies with heterosexual samples. My interest was related to sexual minorities, namely gay men and lesbian women. Therefore, my main goal was to address the same dimensions he used in his model, but with gay men and lesbian women, with sexual difficulties.Particularly, automatic thoughts represent a core maintenance factor for sexual problems, according to a cognitive-behavioral perspective. As a cognitive-behavioral psychologist, addressing this dimension with sexual minorities was a necessity. Although a couple of studies previously addressed the role of non-erotic thoughts with sexual minorities, and their relationship with sexual functioning, our goal was to address several cognitive dimensions, previously addressed with heterosexual men and women, and establish differences and similarities according to sexual orientation.What should the average person take away from your study?This particular study highlighted the role of automatic thoughts, namely erotic thoughts during sexual activity, as a core variable for a better sexual functioning, regardless of sexual orientation. More erotic thoughts in sexual context, and less negative thoughts (namely thoughts related with failure anticipation or erection concerns in men, and for instance failure and disengagement thoughts in women) are strongly associated with a better sexual response in gay and heterosexual men, as well as in lesbian and heterosexual women. Promoting erotic thoughts, and an erotic cognitive background may help both heterosexuals, gay men and lesbian women, to improve their levels of sexual desire and arousal, reaching orgasm and have increased levels of sexual satisfaction.Are there any major caveats? What questions still need to be addressed?Although this pilot study addresses an understudied topic, there are still questions that need to be addressed in the future. This study focused only on gay men and lesbian women, and no bisexual men and women have been included. Moreover, specific automatic thoughts for gay and bisexual men, as for lesbian and bisexual women, should also be assessed. Additionally, although men and women with distressing sexual symptoms have been recruited, no clinical diagnoses have been made during this research project. Exploratory and qualitative studies should be conducted in order to assess this understudied topic and overcome this limitations.Is there anything else you would like to add?This study was part of a larger project conducted at SexLab, at Center for Psychology at University of Porto, under the supervision of Professor Pedro Nobre, director of SexLab, and with a PhD Grant from Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. With this and other six studies I received my PhD degree in Psychology, in december 2014 from University of Porto. Currently I am a researcher at Psychology Research Center, at University of Minho, Portugal. I’m running several studies, with Psychology Master Students, regarding clinical sexology, and I recently received my Sex Therapist certificate by Portuguese Society for Clinical Sexology.The study was titled: “Automatic Thoughts During Sexual Activity, Distressing Sexual Symptoms, and Sexual Orientation: Findings from a Web Survey“. Share on Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Share New research published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy suggests that automatic thoughts during sex play an important role in sexual functioning.The study of 156 men and 168 women found negative automatic thoughts and fewer erotic thoughts during sexual activity was associated with distressing sexual symptoms. This was true of both male and female participants, regardless of their sexual orientation.Men with distressing sexual symptoms were more likely to report automatic thoughts related to failure and erection concerns. Women with distressing sexual symptoms, on the other hand, were more likely to report automatic thoughts related to disengagement, sexual abuse, sexual passivity, partner’s lack of affection, and lack of erotic thoughts. LinkedInlast_img read more

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Flu markers keep climbing in US and Europe

first_imgEditor’s Note: The fourth paragraph was revised on Jan 2 to clarify the current situation regarding H3N2 dominance.Dec 28, 2012 (CIDRAP News) – US influenza activity continued its ascent last week, judging from the high volumes of patients seeking care for the disease at doctors’ offices, while flu indicators in Europe showed a clear spike, according to the latest surveillance reports.Outpatient clinic visits for influenza-like illness (ILI) in the United States rose to 4.2% of all visits, well above the national baseline of 2.2%, according to the weekly report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).High levels of ILI activity were reported in 16 states and New York City, an increase from 12 states the previous week, the CDC said. The only area that wasn’t over its baseline for this flu marker was the western region, which includes Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, and Nevada.The US flu season started early this year and may end up being more severe than usual if early patterns hold, because the currently dominant flu strain is H3N2, which tends to cause more severe illnesses. In some hard-hit areas, such as parts of North Carolina, hospitals are limiting visitors to curb the spread of flu to high-risk patients.Eight pediatric flu deaths were reported last week, pushing the season’s total to 16. Three were linked to influenza B viruses, three were associated with H3N2, and the influenza A subtype wasn’t determined for the other two. The percentage of deaths from pneumonia and flu remained below the epidemic threshold, but this indicator usually lags other flu markers.The percentage of respiratory specimens testing positive for flu stayed high at 29.6%, up from 28.3% reported the week before, according to the CDC.Labs that monitor the circulating flu strains report that H3N2 is still the dominant strain, followed by influenza B.Few 2009 H1N1 viruses have been detected in the United States, but the virologic picture in Europe is different, with the virus accounting for close to a third of influenza A viruses that have been subtyped.Canada, like its southern neighbor, is reporting predominantly H3N2 viruses with few 2009 H1N1 detections, according to the latest report (covering the week ending Dec 15) from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).The flu hotspots in Canada so far are four regions of Ontario, which are reporting widespread flu activity. The PHAC said doctor visits for ILI rose from the previous week to a pace expected for this time of year.In its update today the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said that even though surveillance activities have been limited over the holiday period, there are clear indications of rising flu activity, with the disease affecting more countries last week compared with the previous week.The proportion of specimens that tested positive for flu spiked to 27.3%, compared with 17.3% the week before. Overall, 70% of the samples were influenza A, of which nearly 69% were H3N2. Influenza B made up 28% of the subtyped viruses.The ECDC said testing suggests that the circulating viruses are well matched to the seasonal flu vaccine. Similar testing by the CDC also showed a close match, except for a few influenza B viruses that were from the Victoria lineage, which is not a component of this season’s vaccine for the Northern Hemisphere.Of 17 European countries that reported clinical data, France and Luxembourg reported medium-intensity flu activity, with the rest reporting low intensity. Three countries reported wide geographic spread: Denmark, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom (England).Increasing flu trends were reported by nine countries: the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Hungary, Latvia, Luxembourg, Slovakia , and the UK.See also:Dec 28 CDC weekly flu updateDec 28 ECDC weekly influenza surveillance overviewDec 21 PHAC weekly flu surveillance reportlast_img read more

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News Scan for Jun 24, 2019

first_imgCDC notes 33 more US measles cases, raising total to 1,077In its latest measles update today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded 33 more measles cases in the previous week, raising 2019’s total to 1,077 cases—the most cases in the United States since 1992 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000.Twenty-eight states have reported cases in 2019, which did not change since last week. The CDC is tracking five ongoing outbreaks (3 or more related cases) in New York’s Rockland County; New York City; Butte County, California; Pennsylvania; and Washington state.As of Jun 17, New York City had noted 596 cases in a measles outbreak that began last September in Brooklyn and Queen’s predominantly Orthodox Jewish communities. New York City has mandated vaccination with the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, and residents who fail to vaccinate or prove medical exemption may be fined $1,000.Officials have confirmed 275 measles cases in nearby Rockland County, New York, as of Jun 19. That outbreak also began last September, and like other major outbreaks across the country, has been connected to an unvaccinated foreign traveler. Jun 24 CDC update Jun 17 NYC Health update Jun 19 Rockland County update Saudi Arabia reports new MERS case in Ar RassOver the weekend health officials in Saudi Arabia reported another MERS-CoV case in Ar Rass, a city in Al Qassim province in the central part of the country.The patient is a 42-year-old man with recent camel contact. The Ministry of Health (MOH) classified the patient’s illness as primary, meaning he likely didn’t contract MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) from another patient.Saudi Arabia has now reported 153 cases for the year.Jun 22 Saudi MOH epidemiologic week 25 report Large Somalia cholera vaccine campaign targets high-risk districtsTo curb a cholera outbreak in Somalia that has been under way since January, the country’s health officials and global partners on Jun 22 launched one of Africa’s largest oral cholera vaccine campaigns, targeting more than 650,000 people age 1 year and older in high-risk areas, according to a statement from the World Health Organization (WHO).In 2017, the country experienced one of its largest outbreaks, which sickened more than 78,000 people and resulted in 1,159 deaths. The following year, Somalia cut the number of infections to about 6,500 and reduced the case-fatality rate because of better surveillance and case management, the WHO said. So far this year, 1,041 suspected cases have been reported, 1 of them fatal, from 25 districts in states in the Jubba and Shabelle river basins.During the campaign’s two rounds, vaccinators will go house to house in six districts in South West state and one district in Lower Juba region. Community mobilizers are visiting households in the communities in advance to inform them about the vaccination dates and the benefits of immunization. Besides Somalia’s health ministry, groups involved in the campaign include the WHO; UNICEF; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; and the Global Task Force for Cholera Control.The goals of the campaign are to eliminate the risk of cholera in vulnerable populations and prevent Somalia’s outbreaks from recurring.Mamunur Rehman Malik, MBBS, the WHO’s representative in Somalia, said in the WHO statement, “No one should die of cholera in the 21st century, especially when we have an affordable and easily administrable cure. It remains our collective responsibility to save lives and end cholera in Somalia. We remain committed to keeping the country free from future cholera outbreaks.”Jun 22 WHO press releaselast_img read more

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South Fork News

first_imgFourth Of July ParadeThe Commission of Veterans Patriotic Events will hold its annual Fourth of July Parade in Southampton starting at the Railroad Plaza at 10 AM.This year’s grand marshal is William Hattrick Jr., who served as Southampton Village mayor from 1985 to 1989. Judges will be Bill Evans and Sandra Foschi, who is the owner of WLNG Radio, along with Southampton Village Deputy Clerk Eileen Musarra, and Southampton Village Trustee Nancy McGann.For more information, visit www.southamptonvillage.org.Nominees Sought For Preservation AwardThe Village Preservation Society of East Hampton is accepting nominations for the VPS Historic Preservation Award until July 15.The award is an initiative designed to honor significant preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, or remonstration projects and activities that contribute to the historic character of East Hampton and surrounding communities.Winners will be honored at the VPS annual meeting on September 28, when Paul Goldberger, a Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic, author, and educator, will be the featured speaker.For more information, visit www.VillagePreservationSociety.org.Backyard BBQThe Chabad of the Hamptons will host a Backyard BBQ on Sunday, July 7, from 5:30 to 8 PM.The kosher BBQ will feature an all-you-can-eat buffet.Tickets bought in advance are $18 for children and $36 for adults, or $22 for children and $45 for adults bought at the door.For more information, visit www.jewishhamptons.com/bbq.Back To The 1960sThe Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton, in conjunction with the Southampton History Museum, will offer a lecture titled “1969: The Year That Pointed the Way” on Monday, July 8, at 5:30 PM. Clive Young, an author and presenter, will explore the year in modern times with the moon landing, Woodstock, distinctive sounds, fashion trends, and more.The library will also host Leif Cocks, founder of the Orangutan Project and world-renowned orangutan expert, on Tuesday, July 9, at 7 PM to discuss his book “Finding Our Humanity.” Cocks will share his uncommon journey into what the great apes teach us about our own humanity.Marilyn Carmino will talk about “The King and Queen of Jazz: Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald” at the library on Wednesday, July 10, at 12 PM.The Friends of the Rogers Memorial Library will present the concert “Songs of the Sixties” on Thursday, July 11, at 6 PM. Jason Liebman on guitar and vocals, Ben Gallina on bass, Matt Kanelos on piano, and vocalist Caroline Purr will offer an hour-long tribute to the songwriters and songs of the 1960s. Reservations are encouraged.For more information, visit www.myrml.org.Cranberry BogsThe South Fork Natural History Museum and the Peconic Land Trust will sponsor “They Called it Red Gold,” a walk and history of the Long Island cranberry industry for adults and teenagers, on Monday, July 8, from 10 to 11:30 AM at the Cranberry Bog Nature Preserve in western Southampton.The talk, which will be led by naturalist and conservationist John Turner, will focus on Woodhull Bog, which was once the largest cranberry farm on Long Island. Turner will also discuss how cranberry farms were created and what brought their demise, as well as wetland-dependent wildlife and native plants that have colonized this area of the Pine Barrens.There is a $5 charge for the program, and an RSVP is requested by calling the land trust at 631-283-3195 or going to events@peconiclandtrust.org.Trails Society ActivitiesThe East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will hold a general membership meeting at 7:30 PM Monday, July 8, at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. Refreshments will be served.The society will conduct weekly Tuesday morning maintenance hikes throughout July at 8:30 AM. The two-to-four-mile hikes aim to keep the trails clear. No experience is necessary.It will hold a Northwest Woods/Grace Estate hike on Saturday, July 6, at 9 AM. The three-mile hike will offer views of Barcelona Point, Mashomack Point, and Cedar Point before viewing the remains of the 1860s Kirk’s Place homestead. Hikers will meet at the metal gate entrance D to the Grace Estate Preserve on the west side of Northwest Road.The society will hold a 1.5-mile Northwest Harbor Walk and a 20-mile bike ride through Amagansett/Napeague back roads on July 13 at 9 AM.For more information, visit www.ehtps.org.South Fork Nature ProgramsThe Group for the East End will host a Summer Wade in Scallop Pond in North Sea on Tuesday, July 9, from 10:30 AM to 12 PM. The family-friendly event will have attendees wading with seines and dip nets in search of crabs, fish, and other marine creatures. Attendees are asked to wear water shoes. The program is limited to 15 participants, so reservations are required. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person.For those who cannot make it to the North Sea event, the group will also host a Summer Wade in Napeague Harbor on July 25 from 10 to 11:30 AM.For more information, visit www.groupfortheeastend.org.Celebrating The Moon LandingTo celebrate the first landing on the moon, the Westhampton Free Library will host a class to make glow-in-the-dark, galaxy-themed T-shirts for kids in fourth through sixth grades on Tuesday, July 9, at 3 PM.As part of its “Dessert and Discuss” series, Rogers Beach manager Shaun Johnson and head lifeguard James Ridgely will talk about how to read beach conditions and obey safety guidelines on July 11 at 12 PM.The library will also celebrate the new Ann Slovek Seed Library by hosting a “plant a pizza” party on July 13 at 3:30 PM. Attendees will plant seeds for basil, oregano, and tomatoes that they can take home and grow. The event will also feature a pizza tasting.The library will also host movies on the Great Lawn on Main Street in Westhampton Beach every Monday at dusk through August 26. The schedule includes “Pitch Perfect” on Monday, July 8, “King Kong” on July 15, “Jurassic Park” on July 22, and “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” on July 29.For more information, visit www.westhamptonlibrary.net.Talk On Nursing HomesThe East Hampton Library will present “How a Nursing Home Works” with author Peter Busacca on Tuesday, July 9, from 5:30 to 7 PM.Busacca, a licensed nursing home administrator, will talk about each department of a nursing home to show the complexities of what goes on to deliver care to the patient/resident. He also will talk about healthcare for young people considering it as a career or for family members who have a loved one in a nursing home wanting to know more about the process.ARF Volunteers MeetThe Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons will hold a volunteer orientation meeting on July 12 at 6 PM at the ARF Adoption Center in East Hampton.Jake Kommer, a volunteer coordinator, will explain ways to help the animals at ARF from socializing the cats and dogs to working at the ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop in Sagaponack. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.Historian Ralph Buultjens To SpeakHistorian Ralph Buultjens will speak at Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor on July 12 at 7:30 PM.Buultjens, a media commentator who has been featured on BBC, CNN, and ABC, will give a talk on Israel and its neighbors after the election during Shabbat evening services.A wine and cheese reception will begin at 6:30 PM.For more information or to register, visit www.TempleAdasIsrael.org.gmkotz@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

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Versum Materials posts “strong financial chapter”

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Inox Group signs sponsorship pact with Indian Olympic Association

first_imgThe Tokyo Olympics, orginally scheduled to be held this year, will take place between 23rd July-8th August next year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Siddharth Jain, Director, Inox Group, said, “Inox Group has always assigned priority to India’s all-round progress. We are honoured and privileged to be able to support India’s Olympic dream through this prestigious association with the Indian Olympic Association. We look forward to the Indian contingent scaling new heights in the next Olympics.”The partnership agreement will further support Team India’s promotions through the Group’s entertainment company, Inox Leisure Ltd, allowing a larger audience to experience and identify the spirit of “Ek India Team India”.In the past, the company has been associated various sporting events, teams and leagues in the field of table tennis, football, badminton, running, basketball and cricket.IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said, “We are happy to announce this partnership with INOX Group which will be beneficial for all our athletes and the organisation.”last_img read more

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