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A new Era for Timekeeping Technology in PyeongChang

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To start the race, an official fires the electronic starting gun. When the starter presses the trigger, three things happen immediately and simultaneously: a light flash is emitted, a sound is generated through speakers and a start pulse is transmitted to the timing device. If the trigger is pressed a second time within two seconds, a false start will be audibly signaled. During the race, a lap counter located near the finish line lets skaters know how many laps remain. In some events, transponders worn on the ankles of the competitors also transmit information to the timekeepers which provides live…

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Ultimate Sumo Is Newest Professional League to Join Las Vegas Sports Lineup

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LAS VEGAS -- The Ultimate Sumo League, the newest professional sports league, will debut in Las Vegas April 28, 2018, when the world’s finest Rikishi (Sumo Wrestlers) compete at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. Ultimate Sumo League President Noah Goldman made the announcement Feb. 2 at Toshiba Plaza, where exhibition matches were held to demonstrate the sport. Goldman  was joined by six-time U.S. National Sumo Champion Robert Daniel (Memphis, TN), 12-time U.S. Sumo Champion Dan Kalbfleisch (Los Angeles, CA) and Soslan Gagloev (Russia) who competes in the Japanese Professional League. The U.S. and World Tour League plans…

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Heritage meets the future. Lufthansa presents a new brand design.

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Dark blue becomes the leading brand color – yellow accentuates Lufthansa fleet receives new livery after almost 30 years New design as the most visible sign of Lufthansa's modernization Lufthansa revealed its new, modernized brand image to customers and employees at two major events at the Frankfurt and Munich hubs on Wednesday, the 7th of February. The most visible change is the new aircraft livery. In front of more than 3,000 guests in Frankfurt and Munich, Lufthansa officially presented a Boeing 747-8 and an Airbus A321 with the new design. In the previous week, individual details created interactive discussions, especially…

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The Atelier of Cars

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Nick Allen designs patterns by hand for the upholstery of new models This ‘car tailor’ uses 30 km of thread every year on the stitching for seats, steering wheels and gearknobs Car interiors are also getting treated to the trend of colour customising  While around the world the final stitches are being added to the fashion collections that will be showcased on catwalks in New York, London, Milan or Paris, at the SEAT Design Centre new proposals are being created to dress vehicles. Master tailor Nick Allen decides what kind of stitching, fabrics and colours will feature on the seats…

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Reinventing a City based on Blockchain Technology

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Thought Leaders gathered in Santiago, Chile for the Allianz Global Explore Tech experts gathered in Santiago as part of the Allianz Global Explorer Program. Blockchain (the platform on which cryptocurrencies are based) was explained and explored Managing Editor of Inside Blockchain, Per Håkansson, was joined by local experts to imagine what a city would look like run on blockchain Event running alongside the international electric street racing championship, Formula E which made its debut in Chile Media assets available for journalists to access and download. Bitcoin has been gathering media headlines and public interest around the world.  But Bitcoin is just the tip of…

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What’s faster – the CUPRA or a javelin?

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Winning Spirit Challenge between the SEAT Leon CUPRA and Barbora Špotáková, Olympic javelin champion and a brand ambassador The challenge puts the car’s 300 hp to the test against the strength of the athlete, who currently holds the world record with a distance of 72.28 metres A javelin can be thrown at 90 km/h and the SEAT Leon CUPRA is able to reach 100 km/h in under five seconds Barbora Špotáková, Olympic javelin champion and a SEAT ambassador, has already won two gold medals in Beijing 2008 and London 2012. While in training for her next sporting event, she accepts…

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Emissions trading reform to fight climate change

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The European Parliament is set to give its final approval next month to a revamped Emissions Trading System. The EPP Group’s Ivo Belet, a member of the Environment Committee, says the ETS will sell carbon allowances in order to put a price on carbon and finance Europe’s drive towards a greener economy

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Las Vegas Entertainers Surprise Visitors and Locals with Free Trips Celebrating National Plan for Vacation Day

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LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) partnered with Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air and resort partners to surprise visitors and Las Vegas employees with free trips and time off. The giveaways are in celebration of the second annual National Plan for Vacation Day—a day devoted to encouraging Americans to use their paid time off by planning their trips at the beginning of the year. The surprise giveaways were captured on video for a national promotion shared on various social media channels. The first of the giveaways was held at The Palazzo Las Vegas’ Rosina cocktail bar. A Rosina…

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The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts with Jennifer Jolly

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This Valentine’s Day, Emmy® award winning consumer technology journalist, Jennifer Jolly makes giving the gift easy so you can concentrate on giving the love… Jennifer’s picks:  Go with “the” classic gift – a gorgeous bouquet of flowers, fresh and hand-delivered from FTD® Shari’s Berries delectable gourmet dipped Valentine’s treats will make everyone feel the love Buy and sell the things you love at Mercari, the community-powered marketplace Make the ultimate breakfast in bed for your favorite Star Wars fan with the Death Star waffle maker and R2D2 coffee press from ThinkGeek Nintendo Switch Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild…

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adidas Running Launches ‘RUN THE GAME’ Campaign Featuring The AlphaBOUNCE Beyond

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adidas launches a design update of AlphaBOUNCE • The AlphaBOUNCE Beyond targets athletes who are not runners, but instead use running as part of their wider training plan, helping them to be the best at their game • The ’RUN THE GAME’ campaign features a series of US athletes including football stars Florencia Galarza and Landon Collins and basketball player Damian Lillard Herzogenaurach, January 16th, 2018 – As part of its new ‘RUN THE GAME’ campaign, adidas has launched the AlphaBOUNCE Beyond – a shoe designed to celebrate athletes who use running as a tool to dominate their sport. ‘RUN THE…

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