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Super Senior Athlete Author and Activist Bonnie Frankel Helps Others During These Uncertain Times Being a Positive Role Model and a True Hero and Releases Her New Book

What makes a hero? That is a very important question, with more than one answer. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” (Joseph Campbell) “A hero is somebody who voluntarily walks into the unknown”. (Tom Hanks) “A hero is no braver than an ordinary person, but he or she is brave five minutes longer.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). All of these statements can easily be said about Bonnie Frankel, super athlete, author and activist who at 75-years old is still breaking the rules, while continuing to remain young in body, mind and spirit. She is truly a woman of inspiration who has accomplished much by doing the extraordinary.

While most seniors are huddled indoors during the Covid-19 pandemic and quarantine, Bonnie Frankel is leading the way. She is releasing her new book, Bonnie’s Theory - Finding the Right Exercise, and is teaching and motivating people about how to remain positive, calm and healthy during these uncertain times.

No stranger to adversity, she is a true survivor. In 1993 Bonnie singlehandedly changed an NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) rule, and was the oldest female to compete in a Division 1 collegiate sport, now known as “The Bonnie Rule”. She had also faced breast cancer, divorce, a suicide attempt, hip replacement, and homelessness, but overcame it all by self-rehabilitation through exercise.

Crossing her path when she was an older student returning to college, was her running instructor Olympic champion Tommie Smith. He along with athlete John Carlos had raised their fists in a black power salute after winning the gold and bronze medals in the 1968 Olympics in the 200-meter run, reminiscent of today’s Black Lives Matter movement. Tommie saw true talent in Bonnie, and recommended that she compete in track as he noticed her “fast feet”. He became her mentor and coach, and told Bonnie that she would be “The George Foreman of running.”

Later when she was 60, and after undergoing a hip replacement due to Sickle Cell Anemia (Bo Jackson’s Disease), Bonnie had a chance introduction to meet John Carlos who was friends with Tommie Smith. He was so impressed with her ability and in her changing an NCAA rule that he decided to coach her to qualify for the Olympic trials in 2004.

Today with the Black Lives Matter movement in full swing, along with the Covid-19 crisis pandemic, and the presidential election right around the corner, Bonnie is no stranger to hard times, challenging personal difficulties, and triumphs.

Her latest project is to bring awareness to raise social security income so that current generations can live more comfortably in the world. This is especially important during these tough times when many people can’t afford food, housing, or the cost of living. Recently, senators Schumer, Warren and Wyden have unveiled a plan to raise these benefits by 0 during Covid-19 through 2021.

According to Bonnie Frankel, “People can’t survive by living off their social security benefits alone. They should be able to live comfortably without fearing poverty. The current system doesn’t work. The cost of living has exceeded many people's ability to properly take care of themselves.”

USA Today once wrote that if ever there were a made for TV movie, “The life and times of Bonnie Frankel” is it.

For further information: Contact Bonnie Frankel at her website: https://www.bonniefrankel.com/

Bonnie’s Theory – Finding the Right Exercise is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/BONNIES-THEORY-FINDING-RIGHT-EXERCISE-ebook/dp/B07WD9C432,

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bonnies-theory-bonnie-frankel/1134584919?ean=9781979966771

Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19697264.Bonnie_Frankeland

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/bonnie-s-theory-finding-the-right-exercise-by-bonnie-frankel-and-linda-furlong

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VertiMax Announces New Accredited Virtual Training Certification

VertiMax, the world leader in sports performance, functional, and rehabilitative training systems, announced their new virtual certification set to release in July 2020.

VertiMax, firmly committed to supporting and educating the Sports Performance and Fitness community, has created a new virtual certification to support customers and distributors around the world in using VertiMax Platforms and Raptors.

Influenced by recent changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, VertiMax understands that high-quality virtual training has become a necessity for the global sports performance and fitness marketplace. The VertiMax Digital Certification is already approved by the American Council of Exercise, for 0.6 credits and VertIMax is currently in the process of submitting the course to be pre-approved through NASM and AFAA as well.

VertiMax will continue to offer its more hands-on in-person certifications, which were launched in 2019, through its team of accomplished Master Trainers. The American Council on Exercise and NASM has accredited the in-person certification courses and will extend credits to professionals for the new digital certifications as well.

"The Sports Performance and Fitness community are seeking educational opportunities during this time. Adding to their knowledge base, bringing more value to their training and advancing their resumes are all great attributes to attending digital education courses'" Says Jessie Ehren, VertiMax International Training Coordinator. "Attendees will learn training skills and programming with an accredited course conducted by our U.S. Master Trainers."

"This new wave of learning has driven the team to launch its virtual VertiMax Certification Course earlier than planned," says Bryan K. O'Rourke, an executive and investor in VertiMax through his private equity fund Vedere Ventures. "With live events being postponed and canceled, VertiMax took the opportunity to convert the full-day, in-person course with the help of Inspire360 as the host platform along with video tutorials, articles, slides, and assessments."

VertiMax offered digital support throughout the shutdown via their training App, which covers multiple sports and includes in-season and off-season training. "As schools and facilities were forced to close and group gatherings were limited, parents of athletes and fitness enthusiasts sought ways to continue their own or their athletes' training journeys," says Al Marez, COO of VertiMax. "With the support of the VertiMax App, individuals who did not have the experience and elite knowledge were able to coach and conduct their own VertiMax workouts. VertiMax thanks everyone who has adjusted to the new changes and continues to keep performance and fitness a focus as we keep a positive mindset. See you back on the field and court in no time!”

Gary Oleinik, Director of Sales and Marketing of Perform Better UK, said, "As we adapt to unprecedented times, the need for solid online training resources is higher than ever. Virtual training allows us to better serve our clients by adding the value of education when selling top sports performance technology like the VertiMax range."

"VertiMax Certified virtual training supports our customers to the highest level post-sale by providing them with all the tools needed to be a successful Vertimax user," said Oleinik. "We at Perform Better pride ourselves on implementing the best cutting-edge sports tech available and support our clients with the highest quality sports science support. That is what VertiMax offers."

The VertiMax App contains 100's of videos, fitness workouts, and pre-season/in-season/off-season sports programming is available onsite or by downloading on your iOS or Android App Store.

For more information and to register visit https://www.vertimax.com/education.

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About VertiMax

VertiMax provides sports, functional, and rehabilitative training solutions to fitness facilities, training centers, and high school and college athletic programs, including for use by student and professional athletes at home or on the field. Thousands of US high schools and 80% of D1 universities utilize VertiMax technologies and platforms, including their portable Raptor product. Over 40% of professional US sports teams like the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots, among others, utilize the technology extensively.

To learn more, visit http://www.vertimax.com or follow @VertiMax on major social networks.

Posted in: Education,News & Current Affairs,Sports,U.S

A Modern Take on Vintage Safari Wear from Phineas Cole for Summer 2020

This summer, we are excited to present the Sahara Collection from Phineas Cole at Paul Stuart. These new styles by our Creative Director Ralph Auriemma include the perfect silhouettes for stylish occasions to wear while in the city or in the country.

The Sahara Collection is a modern take on vintage safari travel wear. Inspired by the soft earth tones of the desert dunes, Sahara has a rich mix of textures and tones, soft silk and linen blends, vintage archive prints, and statement pieces. Auriemma says, “When designing this collection, I was inspired by the unique ability of the Italian mills that I work with to create these sportswear looks in silk and linen blends, distressed leather and ultra-lightweight suede.”

Traditional menswear silhouettes have been completely restyled to include curvaceous body shapes in unstructured linen and silk sports blazers, a new pant silhouette with a forward pleat, ghurka style waists on hopsack linen trousers, and suede cargo shorts.

There are lots of fantastic jackets to choose from and true to the collection name, Auriemma has included a suede safari jacket, along with a lightweight suede jean jacket, a distressed leather motorcycle jacket, and his favorite; the ultra-lightweight, tan leather motorcycle jacket with a hand-embroidered tiger head on the back.

Special occasions call for fabulous ties and this collection doesn’t disappoint. Auriemma looks back into the archive for inspiration with a silk Paisley Printed Master, green and brown wide silk stripes, and even a charming button pattern to be paired with a horizontal stripe club collar shirt for a dressier look. All of the Phineas Cole shirts feature a rotated sleeve and single needle stitching.

Chilly temperatures call for casual pants with cargo pockets in suede and cotton that pair perfectly with beautiful knits in cotton cable knit boucle, cable sweaters, and a shawl-collared, double-breasted sweater jacket. Paulette Garafalo, CEO of Paul Stuart says, “We design our sportswear collections each season with our customer's fashion needs in mind for every occasion. At Phineas Cole, we love dressing for the weekend and have the perfect wardrobe for it. Sahara offers head to toe style for the beach or the boat; our new styles will make sure our customer arrives perfectly attired."

About Paul Stuart:
Headquartered in New York City, Paul Stuart, Inc. was founded by Ralph Ostrove and named for his son Paul Stuart Ostrove. The store has remained in its original location since opening in 1938. The company designs exclusive collections of men’s and women’s tailored clothing, sportswear, footwear, and accessories.

Additional stores are located in Chicago on East Oak Street and LaSalle Street, and a third boutique in Washington, D.C.’s City Center shopping district. The company operates additional stores in more than 50 locations throughout Japan. Paul Stuart is privately held by Mitsui & Co., LTD company of Japan. https://www.paulstuart.com

Posted in: Lifestyle,Manufacturing & Industry,Sports,U.S

AstroTurf Installs Diamond Series Field for Slippery Rock University

Slippery Rock University Baseball becomes the latest program to join the AstroTurf® Diamond Series family as they have selected the premier synthetic baseball system in the industry.

Slippery Rock’s new field features the AstroTurf Diamond Series RBI System which includes multiple artificial turf components that have been specifically engineered to emulate the look, feel, and performance of both the grass and clay portions of a baseball field. Diamond Series turf systems from AstroTurf® are well-known throughout the sport of baseball for delivering the ultimate in playability, durability, and ballpark aesthetics.

"It's hard to put into words what this is going to do for our program and the school recruiting wise,” said Slippery Rock Head Baseball Coach, Jeff Messer. “This field is as good or better than any D1 school's field out there. Without question, no hesitation at all, it is the premier DII facility in the country. AstroTurf did an outstanding job for us."

Over 139,000 square feet of AstroTurf has been installed at Jack Critchfield Park which includes 12,000 square feet of practice area, pitching mounds and batting cages. The aesthetically pleasing field sports alternating panels of turf, with the Slippery Rock logo at centerfield, and “The Rock” in beautiful text just behind home plate.

“Our players development-wise are going to get so much stronger," added Messer. “There’s no better facility in our conference or in Division II. Everybody is trying to do a little extra to attract that student athlete. This is the gem of our conference now, so it’s definitely going to be a game changer for us without question.”

Slippery Rock University is now a member of a long list of AstroTurf® Diamond Series customers that include elite programs such as Vanderbilt, Michigan, Kentucky, Duke, Ohio State, Washington State, West Virginia, and many, many more.

About AstroTurf
For athletes and sport enthusiasts, AstroTurf® has redefined the way the game is played. The brand offers advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport and specialized synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies. A growing number of high schools, colleges, professional sports teams, and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety. To learn more, visit AstroTurf’s website at http://www.astroturf.com.

Posted in: News & Current Affairs,Sports,U.S

Safe Boating Campaign Reminds Boaters to Boat Sober this Fourth of July

The Safe Boating Campaign, a worldwide effort focused on responsible boating, reminds boaters to boat sober this Fourth of July. Boating under the influence, or BUI, is the leading contributing factor in recreational boater deaths, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

“The July 4 holiday is around the corner, and unfortunately has become known for drinking and boating, and deadly accidents,” said Peg Phillips, executive director of the National Safe Boating Council, and lead organization for the Safe Boating Campaign.

“Operating a boat – or even being a passenger – is incredibly risky while under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” continued Phillips. “Drunken passengers can easily fall overboard, swim near the propeller, lean over the side, or stand up in small boats causing the boat to capsize.”

The side effects of alcohol or drug use, such as impaired judgment, reduced balance and poor coordination, are magnified while boating, due to environmental conditions from the sun, wind and boat motion.

“Impairment can be even more dangerous for boaters, since most have less experience and confidence operating a boat than they do driving a car,” said Yvonne Pentz, communications director of the National Safe Boating Council. “Boaters should also always wear a life jacket, similar to wearing a seat belt when you’re in a vehicle.”

The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, a partner of the Safe Boating Campaign, in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard and law enforcement agencies nationwide, is coordinating the annual Operation Dry Water three-day weekend. This heightened BUI awareness and enforcement effort will be held from July 3 to July 5 in every U.S. state and territory.

Since the inception of the Operation Dry Water Campaign in 2009, law enforcement officers have removed 4,095 BUI operators from the nation’s waterways and made contact with over 1.5 million boaters during the annual three-day weekend.

The Safe Boating Campaign is produced under a grant from the Sports Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund and administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. For more information and to follow the campaign on social media, please visit https://safeboatingcampaign.com/.

Posted in: News & Current Affairs,Sports,U.S

J2 Innovations, a Siemens Company, launches FIN Edge2Cloud - a new easy, secure, open, scalable way to connect to building automation and IoT systems

J2 Innovations, the makers of the FIN Framework – the next-generation software platform for building automation and IoT applications in buildings and built-environments, has launched the Edge2Cloud product to support users of FIN to easily access building data, and service and upgrade their FIN-based building automation systems remotely and securely. Until now, this has required IT support, including the use of a VPN connection, or having to visit the site, using up valuable time and resources.

Building automation is predicted to have the largest annual growth rate in 2020 (42%, up from 0.31 to 0.44 billion of units) in IoT endpoints, making the need for easy and secure access to building data more significant than ever. OEMs, system integrators, facilities managers and end-users all benefit from the Edge2Cloud technology by reducing the need of on-site servicing, better user and access management and reducing long-term costs by ensuring building automation systems are fit-for-the-future.

Edge2Cloud uses the latest IoT web services technology from AWS to ‘push’ a highly secure, certificate authenticated link, encrypted to TLS 1.2, between an instance of FIN Framework on site, and the cloud. Users log-on to the cloud service and access the FIN (and building) data remotely from anywhere, using any browser.

Edge2Cloud can be deployed across multiple sites within minutes with a plug’n’play set up via an optional QR code and is easily connected and integrated with other cloud platforms via an open API framework based on Haystack 4.0.

“The release of FIN Edge2Cloud is a game-changer for the building automation industry. For the first time organizations can now procure an open framework that enables highly secure remote access to data from multiple systems on their sites that use BACnet, Modbus, and other protocols, without the hassle and cost and complexity of VPN.” - Gareth Johnson, Senior Cloud Architect, J2 Innovations

An advanced user & device management portal provides comprehensive user management, with exact control over access permissions, enabling large multi-site organizations to determine the appropriate level of access for maintenance subcontractors and other user groups.

Following the early access release of FIN Edge2Cloud today, the service will become a standard part of FIN Framework when fully released this summer. The initial package is called “Essentials” and will cover User & Device Management, Portfolio Management and Remote Access and will be provided free of charge for FIN Framework server licenses that are under Maintenance. Future planned enhancements will add remote updates and upgrades, cloud APIs and more.

For more information about FIN Framework or Edge2Cloud, visit j2inn.com

About J2 Innovations
J2 Innovations is a fast growing, innovative software technology company based in California. They are the creators of the FIN Framework, a state-of-the-art open framework for building automation and IoT applications. J2 Innovations is a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG, operating as an independent legal entity.

About the FIN Framework
FIN is a next-generation software framework for building automation and IoT applications. FIN provides features such as monitoring, control, alarming, scheduling, visualization, reporting, integration, and analytics. The FIN Framework offers OEMs, System Integrators, and end user solutions that are faster, easier, and better.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Sports,Technology,U.S,Website & Blog

Shaw Sports Turf Baseball Systems – Thoroughly Researched and Trusted By The Pros

Shaw Sports Turf has become the go to turf provider for professional baseball. Five Major League Baseball teams have trusted the brand to supply a top-of-the-line playing surface. The Arizona Diamondbacks, Texas Rangers, Miami Marlins, and Tampa Bay Rays all have opted for Shaw Sports Turf game fields while the Toronto Blue Jays decided to install a field at their practice facility. The company is outfitting the Fredericksburg Nationals as well at the MiLB level.

Shaw Sports Turf’s competitors in the industry tout 300 hours of research. That amounts to only 7.5 dedicated weeks of baseball research which pales in comparison to Shaw Sports Turf's years of testing and analysis. The over 4,200 hours dedicated to B1K development and over 10,500 hours dedicated to baseball specific research illustrates Shaw Sports Turf’s commitment to excellence.

Philipe Aldahir, Ph.D. is Shaw Sports Turf’s Director of Research and Innovation and has helped develop a system of benchmarking playability characteristics of elite playing surfaces. This research allows for those characteristics to be replicated in a Shaw Sports Turf system. The goal is to not only be the best artificial turf surface, but the best playing surface – period.

Shaw Sports Turf is the only company with years of research dedicated to collecting data specific to baseball resulting in the B1K, Batting a Thousand, turf system. Working with university research partners, Shaw Sports Turf was able to study the playability of the surface as well as the athlete’s interaction with it. This knowledge allowed the development of a surface with the player in mind, designed to not interfere with the game and enhance player performance.

The Geofill® Performance Infill within the blades forms a firm surface similar to natural soil with lower energy rebound levels that mimic high-performance natural grass. The result is a more natural playing posture and motion from the players, creating less fatigue as their bodies will not have to overcompensate for the “bounciness” of the surface. The B1K surface also creates natural baseball bounce, allowing players to charge the ball confidently while fielding.

This infill is also right for those with a commitment to sustainability, as the Geofill infill is made from natural materials that are environmentally friendly. The transition to a synthetic playing surface provides significant savings in water consumption each season by requiring less water to maintain the system.

“From our first visit with the staff at Shaw Sports Turf, we were clear that a synthetic grass surface for Globe Life Field would only be a consideration if it could deliver the best surface in Major League Baseball and address the concerns we had related to impact on the players,” said Rob Matwick, Rangers Executive Vice President of Business Operations. “Months of detailed research that included extensive input from our Baseball Operations group from both a health and performance aspect have resulted in this decision.

“Shaw’s commitment to research and development have been second-to-none,” said Matwick. “However, its engagement with the study at Auburn demonstrated to our staff that Shaw was just as concerned about player safety as we were.”

“Baseball has done research all year long, along with Shaw, they’ve been out at Auburn University to test all this. This isn’t like what you’ve seen in the past. It’s not like an astroturf,” Derrick Hall, CEO and President of the Arizona Diamondbacks said. “This synthetic grass is going to be consistent; it’s going to look great. It’s about fan experience where — I have heard for the last couple of years how hot and miserable fans have been in this building and that’s because we’ve had to keep direct sunlight on this grass that’s not growing right anyways.”

“In going through the process of evaluating the playing surface at Marlins Park in 2019, we set out to find a solution to combat the challenges we have experienced with growing natural grass in Marlins Park,” said Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter. “We appreciate the extensive research and new technology from our partners at Shaw Sports Turf to help us deliver a consistent playing field designed to enhance the safety for players and the playability for baseball.”

ABOUT SHAW SPORTS TURF


A wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Shaw Industries is a full flooring provider to the residential and commercial markets. Shaw supplies carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, and tile/ stone flooring products, as well as synthetic turf. Shaw Sports Turf is one of the leading synthetic turf companies in North America and has represented quality and innovation for more than two decades with over 3,000 successful installations, including an impressive list of high-profile field installations. For more information please visit http://www.shawsportsturf.com, call 866-703-4004 or find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

BATTING A THOUSAND and B1K are trademarks of Shaw Contract Flooring Services, Inc.

Geofill is a registered trademark of Italgreen SPA.

Posted in: Sports,U.S

If Suffering from Back Pain, See a Physical Therapist First - Get Started Without a Doctor's Prescription

In 2016, the Center for Disease control reported that about 20.4% of adults in the United States suffer from chronic pain, with eight percent living with high-impact chronic pain.  Acute pain can become chronic, and recurring pain can persist and worsen, affecting other parts of the body if not treated effectively, and with long-term relief as a primary goal.  

Painkillers, injections, minimally to moderately invasive procedures, and surgery can often be prevented by getting to a physical therapist first. Physical therapy is often the safer, more effective choice for treating pain, and delivers sustainable relief with the highest rate of success.  

“Physical therapy treats the root causes of the pain experienced and focuses on sustainable relief,” says physical therapist Laura Hunter, clinical rehab director of Weston, Florida’s Quality Rehab Care.  “At QRC patients receive individualized care tailored to their intake evaluation, medical history, and recovery goals.”

Going straight to a physical therapist for assessment and treatment prevents a condition from worsening and/or spreading pain to other parts of the body.  Decreased range of motion/mobility of one body part may also affect other parts of the body if not treated early. Unfortunately, the average wait time to see a physical therapist for patients who jump through insurance procedure hoops to get a doctor’s prescription for physical therapy is 24 days.  Obtaining a prescription requires seeing a primary care physician who may give you a referral to an orthopedic specialist who may write you a prescription for physical therapy.  That’s a lot of time, effort, and co-pays, and further deficits can occur in that time when living with an injury. These compounded deficits due to injury may be more invasive, time-consuming, and costly to fix.

Twenty-eight states have direct access laws by which patients can seek physical therapy directly without a doctor’s prescription.  Florida is one such state.  Patients in Florida can go directly to physical therapists; however, this direct access does not allow physical therapists to implement treatment plans in acute care settings.  The condition must be within the physical therapist’s scope of practice.  If it is not, the physical therapist can consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner or refer the patient, and if the care plan exceeds 30 days, a practitioner of record must review and sign off on the plan.

Many of Laura Hunter’s patients at Quality Rehab Care utilize Florida’s direct access laws to access her services for injury recovery, post-op recovery, acute pain, chronic conditions, joint issues, and more.  Mrs. Hunter is a Board Certified and Licensed Physical Therapist with over 25 years of combined experience in acute and long-term physical therapy, in homecare, rehabilitation center, and hospital settings, locally and internationally.  

At the local hospital in Weston it takes 2-3 weeks to get an appointment to see at Physical therapist.   We make it a point to get a new patient in the same week as their request for service. Our therapist can help patients prevent and/or delay surgeries.  We can reduce the insurance cost by reducing/eliminating the use of narcotics.  Educating our patients in the correct body mechanics we also help to prevent further injuries. 

“This rehab facility is excellent,” reported Quality Rehab Care patient and Yelp reviewer Kay B.  “The genuine interest and care is awesome.  Laura is amazing and explains everything in detail. I had issues with my shoulder where my movement was very limited due to the pain.  I had dealt with this issue for quite some time.  After pursuing rehab with Laura, it was only a matter of weeks before I was back to normal. I honestly thought I would never go back to normal.  Laura and her team made this a possibility for me.”

“I am back for a third time,” says Quality Rehab Care patient and Yelp reviewer Meryl J.  “This time, I have lower back pain.  Pain stinks, but Laura and her staff are amazing. They are educated, kind, listen and really help make the pain go away!  You have to do your part and keep up the exercises at home, but when you are in the office, she really makes sure you know what to do.  Every single person who works here is amazing.  You enter her office a patient but leave a friend. I know many others who feel the same way.”

Yelp reviewer and Quality Rehab Care patient Maria O. agrees that it is the, “Best place to get better from any injury or surgery rehab, Laura is a caring, intelligent, and lovely therapist.  Her staff is helpful and nice.”

Don’t live with acute or chronic pain or put your treatment on hold to jump through administrative hoops.  Call Laura at 954-389-9905 or email quality.rehabcare@gmail.com to get started, and visit https://qualityrehabcare.com/ to learn more.

Posted in: Education,Fitness,Health & Medicine,Lifestyle,Sports

Nike Field Hockey Camps Adds New Location in New York to Summer Lineup

Located about 40 minutes north of New York City, the Nike Field Hockey Camp at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill is set to be offered this August and is open to both boys and girls. Head Field Hockey Coach, Genesis Pacheco, and the rest of the STAC coach staff will instruct and lead all drills during the program.

This is STAC Spartans are recently coming off of their 2019 season with a Northeast Conference Semifinal finish and multiple player All-Conference Honors. Pacheco and her staff are ready to continue the positive momentum by bringing the same high energy and hard work her players use to the new camp.

“We are very excited to bring Nike and US Sports Camps to our campus,” exclaims Pacheco. “Here we will focus on teaching the fundamentals of the game, while also providing them with a fun, yet intensive training program to help improve their skills.”

This New York field hockey camp will be offered as an All Skills program, meaning players of all ability levels are welcome to join. Under Pacheco’s instruction, campers will be grouped into a ratio of 1 coach to 10 players and undergo various drills that emphasize different aspects of field hockey.

Goalies looking to work on their specific skills can expect to receive instruction from a STAC goalie coach that will teach them the various techniques used by the Spartans field hockey goalkeepers. At the end of camp, all players will be able to partake in an All-Star game that will allow them to showcase and work on the drills learned during the week of camp.

The Nike Field Hockey Camp at STAC is set to run August 10-12 and will run 9:00am-4:00pm every day.

Players, coaches, and parents interested in the program can visit Nike Field Hockey Camps or call 1-800-645-3226.

About US Sports Camps

US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America's largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high-quality sports education and skill enhancement.

Posted in: Sports,U.S

SmartBuyGlasses Brings the Top Performing Sunglasses for Winter Sports

Snow is one of the most reflective surfaces when it comes to light, so wearing sunglasses for winter sports is absolutely essential to avoid harmful UV rays, even without direct sunlight. Snow blindness (when bright light reflected from snow affects vision) is a real threat when skiing or snowboarding, particularly at high altitudes and travelling at high speeds. Hitting the slopes this winter? Make sure your ski goggles or ski glasses lenses provide 100% UV protection to ensure the best experiences.  

To make choosing the ideal pair of winter sports eyewear easy, SmartBuyGlasses provides you with a list of the top recommended products which are worth to be invested in before heading to the mountains.

Top Recommended Goggles

If you’re planning on skiing or snowboarding down the slopes this winter, consider equipping yourself with some quality ski goggles; they are your best choice for comfort, visibility and eye protection.

In low-light and fogging conditions, yellow, gold and amber lenses filter out blue light. Shadows are emphasized to see better the contours in the snow. They also work well in moderate and variable light conditions. Check out the Bloc Evolution E014 or the Bloc Small Fit Moon JM01.

When in bright and reflective snow conditions, darker lens tints such as dark brown, dark grey and dark green will increase contrast with the whites. Gray lenses are also good to reveal the true colours. Check out the Smith I/O7 IE7BKISA17, the Smith RIOT RO2BKECW17 and the Bolle Tsar.

Mirror coating enhances the effectiveness of tinted lenses by reflecting sunlight so it does not penetrate the lenses, making it a great choice for bright and sunny days. Check out the UVEX S40. 

Clear lenses are undoubtedly the best option for sunset and nighttime as they have the highest visible light transmission (VLT), increasing wearers’’ visibility on the slopes. Check out the Salice 609.

Photochromic lenses or transition lenses are designed to automatically adapt to surrounding light, making them perfect to ensure optimal vision and UV ray protection in every situation. Check out the Salice 618 ITA Speed Polarized BKIT/TECH and the Smith Goggles Smith I/OX.

Top Recommended Sunglasses

If you prefer opting for sunglasses over goggles, consider getting some 100% UV protecting sports sunglasses like these.

Sports sunglasses with a wrap-around frame minimize light reaching the eyes from all sides and allows better peripheral vision. Mirror coatings such as on this model are perfect for very bright conditions as they can block an additional 10 per cent to 60 per cent of visible light for greater comfort in highly reflective sunny environments. Check out the Smith RIDGEWELL ChromaPop Polarized and the UVEX SPORTSTYLE 223.

Polarized lenses selectively blocks light reflecting from horizontal surfaces, eliminating glare. Polarized lenses are especially helpful in blocking glare from light reflecting off water, sand, snow and concrete. This model is also made of highly durable polycarbonate made to withstand harsh conditions. Check out the Oakley OO9102 HOLBROOK.

Photochromic or transition lenses are not just found in the goggles, and provide the same optimal protection from unpredictable light conditions. By reacting to the surrounding light, they are perfect for every light condition, from low light to bright light on a sunny day. Check out the Oakley OO9290 JAWBREAKER. 

All of these models are available on SmartBuyGlasses website, discover their website for more information and lots more products.

About SmartBuyGlasses

The SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group is a world-leading designer eyewear e-retailer, with websites in over 30 countries. The company was an early adopter to the online eyewear market, starting VisionDirect.com.au in 2006, selling prescription eyewear, sunglasses and contact lenses in Australia before expanding globally. Today, SmartBuyGlasses is the one-stop-shop for all eyewear needs, giving customers the power to shop their style. With over 180 brands and 80,000 products available, customers get their perfect unique look at amazing value. SmartBuyGlasses are the eyewear fashion experts offering big-name designers along with the most exciting niche brands.




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Spain and 9 other teams premiere soccer jerseys

We all like soccer jerseys, I don't know why. But that's how it is. It doesn't matter if we like football or not. Football shirts are the new basic wardrobe for new generations. With this in mind, adidas has designed new camisetas de futbol for nine European teams that play UEFA Euro 2020: Germany, Wales, Hungary, Northern Ireland, Belgium, Spain, Russia, Scotland and Sweden. These new camisetas de futbol combine football and art with hand-made designs, instead of using digital tools.


Juergen Rank, Senior Design Director of camisetasfutboleses.com, commented: “It was a unique challenge to develop a line of shirts that would successfully convey the raw emotion and unifying effect of football. But starting the creative process focused on hand drawings allowed us to be more direct, human and emotional in what we created. We are delighted with an end result that really manages to unite the worlds of art and football. ”

The first shirt will be released on November 12, and will be available in two versions: the authentic one and a replica. These new https://www.camisetasfutboles.es/">camisetas de futbol have a new technical detail in the hem that make them much more ergonomic. They also have another important detail, and it is a special stamp designed to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the UEFA football competition.


The new camisetas de futbol baratas for Spain are an abstract representation of the national flag, with deep red and burgundy tones, with glitch pixel effects. On the neck there is special detail, puts 1920, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the first shirt of the Football Federation of Spain. The look is completed with the pants and the socks in a deep blue with the bands in powerful yellow. And well, regardless of your nationality, you can choose the one that grinds you the most. The long-sleeved shirts of Spain's first kit cost 99.95 euros and the short-sleeved one, 89.95 euros. And you can catch them on the web https://www.camisetasfutboles.es/.

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These are the most valued soccer jerseys

The sporting successes of the teams are very attractive for the big companies of the most varied branches of industry. And a good showcase are their soccer jerseys. https://www.camisetasfutboleses.com/ Thus, the magnet that attracts the attention of these companies are the players who play in those clubs, being in many cases even greater in the decision to place high sums of money - and their sponsorship - in them.

In this way, Camisetas de futbol, as well as all the merchandising of what surrounds a club, is one of the accessories that sports fans look for in the best way as proof and identity sign with their favorite team, as well as the way to express your feelings towards one or the other accordingly. In this way, from camisetasfutboleses.com we show you which are the most valuable.

The power of selling cheap soccer jerseys in club income

In the British teams, as is the case with Chelsea, their economic health depends quite little on what happens on the field every weekend, as evidenced by the millionaire contracts with the Nike sports brand and Yokohama.

These two big brands are the ones that sustain the economic stuff of the other powerful club in London, the Arsenal, in a great way, even though this year the ‘Gunners’ have changed to the Adidas firm.

Thus, these look on their soccer jerseys, although according to sales it seems easy to explain the interest of these two teams to be present in the elastic. It is true that the sale of soccer jerseys has become a priority for clubs across Europe because the revenue generated is necessary to increase the potential of their templates at https://www.camisetasfutboleses.com/.

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Nike Basketball Camps Celebrating 20 Years of the San Domenico School Basketball Camp

This girls and boys basketball camp in the Bay Area was founded by San Domenico School Associate Athletic Director, Jeff Skaggs and is co-directed by him and San Domenico School Head Varsity Basketball Coach Mike Fulton. Joined with their staff of top-notch coaches, Skaggs and Fulton lead three weeks of day and overnight basketball camp for local and international basketball players. In the camp’s 20 years of running, both Skaggs and Fulton have helped thousands of individuals get better in the off-season and return to their teams with more confidence and improved skill sets.

"We are excited for our 20th year of camps and are proud of both our longevity and our relationship with US Sport Camps," says Jeff Skaggs. “We are happy that our camp experience has resonated with the community and parents have trusted us for 20 years to help their young student athletes train and get better at the great game of basketball."

Not may camps cater to international campers quite like this one. They have an additional component for overseas campers to train and take English language (ELS) classes during their stay. Boys and girls can not only improve their game, but receive English lessons and then practice their English with peers and coaches.

"Our staff enjoys the international component, which is a differentiator from other local camps,” Says Jeff Skaggs. “it’s a great cultural mix for our International Nike/ELS Campers who get to train with local campers. We’ve had basketball players from Russia, Peru, Brazil, China, Togo West Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, Sweden, Japan, Mexico, France, Spain, and Norway."

Campers can choose to attend one, two, or three of weeks of basketball instruction. Over the course of camp, they will work on their skill sets through drill stations, lectures, and competitive scrimmages.

Players, coaches, and parents interested in Nike Basketball Camps can visit http://www.USSportscamps.com/basketball or call 1-800-645-3266

About US Sports Camps

US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America's largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement.

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Is Vasil Bojkov the New Owner of FC Levski Sofia?

Vasil Bojkov to finance the professional association football club Levski Sofia His company Nove Holding confirmed the news in an official press release Pavel Kolev revealed that the debts of the football club account for a total of BGN 30 million The last couple of months have been difficult for the professional association football club Levski Sofia. Currently, it has been suffering a series of financial difficulties and it is also  threatened to be withdrawn
from the European tournaments. However, certain circumstances are finally indicating that there is a real chance for the survival of the popular Bulgarian football club. The media has been loaded with different names of potential new owners of the FC, promising to stabilize its financial status and to improve its future in general. At the end of January, Pavel Kolev, current Deputy Executive Director of the Bulgarian Football Union and the new CEO of Levski Sofia, pointed out that the football club is going to have new owners. A general meeting of shareholders is scheduled for the 6 th of March when all the changes in terms of the club’s ownership are going to be revealed. The big question, though, was who was going to be the next owner with many sources suggesting that the next in line is the richest
Bulgarian and patron of sport – Vasil Bojkov. Just days ago, his company Nove Holding put an end to all the rumors and speculations. In an official press release, Nove Holding confirmed that Vasil Bojkov was to finance the professional association football club Levski Sofia from now on. Here is what the company said in their announcement:

“Dear sports supporters and media, In relation to the increased public interest and the questions regarding the upcoming changes in the management of PFC Levski, we would like to inform you of the following: For more than a quarter of a century, Mr. Vasil Bojkov and the companies related to him have been supporting the Bulgarian sport and the Bulgarian football in particular, and have been working towards their better development.
Levski is undoubtedly the most popular and recognizable brand in the local football spheres and as such it holds the potential for a very successful business partnership. This is why the group of companies which Mr. Bojkov is part of are involved in the necessary reorganization, management, financing and long-term development of the club. The partnership will continue as long as there are opportunities for growth and the business interests of both sides share the same views.”

Due to the very brief message and no details or specifications further provided, some questions of uncertainty still seem to be puzzling the media - why, how and how long exactly will Bojkov participate in the financing of Levski? According to Pavel Kolev, its debts are estimated at 32 million leva. He also underlined the following; “Vasil Bojkov impressed me with a very clear business plan as to how Levski can at least break even – if not winning money, then at least not losing even more. Bojkov also impressed me with his desire to invest in a e better infrastructure and sports school, as well as with the desire to make the team more Bulgarian-like, so that fans can easily identify with it and will start loving it even more… Just as they used to years ago.”

One thing is for sure, though. The club is undergoing a severe crisis so the financial support is needed right here right now.

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Vanguard Software Signs with National Sporting Goods Company

With more than 150 retail stores covering 35+ states, this national sporting goods company sells sporting gear, camping gear, travel equipment, name brand and private label clothing, and almost everything needed for recreational outdoors activities.

With Vanguard Predictive Planning, the company plans to forecast needed materials and manufacturing capacity for seasons to come.

To accomplish these goals, Vanguard will support all of the collaboration and planning with their material and manufacturing vendors. Some of these activities include: 

  • Managing available material/capacity
  • Reserving material/capacity
  • Getting confirmation from vendors on reservation
  • Planning actual POs
  • Tracking material liabilities

With more than 200 users from their material and manufacturing vendors in Vanguard Predictive Planning, the “supplier portal” is vital for planning and collaborating with vendors.

“This is yet another example of an industry leading client selecting Vanguard for their mission critical supply chain needs,” said Neal Goffman, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Vanguard Software.

With plans to expand into other parts of the business, Vanguard Predictive Planning is their chosen solution to support future growth. Learn more about what Vanguard can do for your business by requesting a demo.

About Vanguard Software

Vanguard Software introduced its first product for decision support analysis in 1995. Today, companies across every major industry and more than 60 countries rely on Vanguard Software’s Predictive Planning, an IBP Platform. Vanguard Software is based in Cary, North Carolina.

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UltrAspire Welcomes 2019 with a Spring Launch

UltrAspire is excited to announce the launch of the spring 2019 Collection and the introduction of the Extreme Line. For Bryce Thatcher, owner and founder of UltrAspire, it’s about pushing the limits of endurance sports to new heights. With the introduction of products or a new iteration, they are always brought to market out of need and that need is to perform better.

With innovation and the need to perform at a peak level being core values behind research and development at UltrAspire, identifying the needs of people who are actively involved in human powered sports is important. To Bryce, keeping the environment that we live and play in clean and safe is critical. Society as a whole has seen a trend of people who live very minimalist lives when it comes to belongings. People are taking endurance sports to levels never before achieved thus having certain needs in order to perform at that type of level. It is these three elements that came together to create the Extreme Line. Multiuse packs that can cross over into multiple activities built with highly durable long lasting fabrics and mesh with features that are very user friendly. The Bryce XT and the Epic XT are the two newest additions that come in the Extreme Line.

The Zygos 4.0 is a new iteration to the Race Line that is included in the spring 19 launch. With previous models being Bryce’s pack of choice the changes that this vest has undergone comes from his direct experience with the pack. Another addition is a new handheld with an incredibly easy to adjust system called the Iso Versa 2.0. A new colorway has also been introduced, ultra violet, and will be offered on certain products like the Momentum, Astral 3.0, Essential bottle Pack, and Ultra 550 handheld.

For Bryce, the ability to spot trends and gaps in the market has led to many product inventions and innovations over the years and will continue on long into the future. He does not wish to be all things to all people, but to be for those who know when something feels right and good.

About UltrAspire:

UltrAspire is a high-performance, innovative outdoor gear company. From competitive endurance sports to the casual adventurer, UltrAspire keeps to a very important code which is to create an inspired outdoor experience. Gear up with UltrAspire and experience the difference at www.ultraspire.com

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80's UK Pop Star and Music Industry Veteran with Surprising Comeback!

Just like Hugh Grant in the movie 'Music and Lyrics', 80's heartthrob Mark Jones was on everyone's lips, fronting his band 'Perfect Day'. Now 30 years on, Mark is back with a bang, performing the brand new World Cup Football Anthem, 'England's in My Heart'.

Unlike Hugh Grant's character in 'Music and Lyrics', Mark Jones has since his 80's heyday been a key player in the UK music industry. As head of the legendary record label Wall of Sound, Mark has both worked alongside and released acts like Grace Jones, Basement Jaxx, Röyksopp, Propellerheads, Mogwai and Human League, only to mention a few.

Now, in support of England's trophy hunt at the World Cup in Russia, Mark Jones makes a sensational comeback as frontman and lead vocalist. The football anthem 'England's in My Heart' has all the necessary ingredients; it's an immensely catchy tune with a groovy stadium rock beat and timeless sing-along chorus. 

The official video is available here:
 


The song can be streamed and downloaded here: https://lnk.to/EnglandsinMyHeart

GO ENGLAND!

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Archie Marvellous & Mark Jones Release This Summer’s World Cup Smash-Hit, ‘England’s in My Heart’

With the World Cup just around the corner, Archie Marvellous & Mark Jones have released ‘England’s in My Heart’ on legendary London record label, Wall of Sound and it contains all of the ingredients for a catchy, modern day football anthem.

This single, by the ‘mythical’ Archie Marvellous and music industry legend, Mark Jones, features one of the leading performers in the northern English music scene, Scott Cavagan and high profile female producer, Aubrey Whitfield. After several years of success with multiple chart hits and songs on TV and radio, Archie has decided to take on ‘mission impossible’ and write a football anthem to rival The Lightning Seeds’ classic track, ‘Three Lions’.

‘England’s in My Heart’ is set to lift the spirits of a new generation, twenty-two years after ‘Three Lions’ took to the airwaves. With an immensely catchy chorus, a ‘jump up and down’ stadium rock beat and timeless crossover appeal, the track is sure to be the go-to anthem for this year’s World Cup in Russia.


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Shammi Rana awarded with USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame award

Mr. Rana, through his work as a Public Relations Expert & Promoter of Martial Arts Organizations, has more than 20 years of promoting experience at the top levels of professional sports activity.  Through sports diplomacy, he has worked with state dignitaries around the world to promote political, social and diplomatic relations at the highest levels of government.  His work is so revered that in 2017, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization appointed him Rapporteur of the UNESCO Traditional Sports and Games Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to promote the 2017 Traditional Sports and Games, UNESCO (TSG).In a bid to help this issue, UNESCO Traditional Sports and Games (TSG) Rapporteur, Shammi Rana, does a huge amount of work to promote the UNESCO Mandate on TSG. Shammi, also the Secretary-General of the Asian Belt Wrestling Federation, spends a lot of time speaking with Governments from across the globe to promote TSG.

His unique role as an internationally respected Public Relations Expert / Promoter of Martial Arts Organizations stems from his experience as a recognized professional athlete (he has held membership in over 10 martial arts organizations throughout Asia) with over two decades of work as a promoter of sports, sports organizations, and sports diplomacy.

Mr. Rana, who also serves on internationally governing associations, such as his role as Vice President of International Association of Traditional Wrestling Sports, Mr. Rana has promoted the Korean martial arts, Taekwondo in his home state of Punjab, India

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