TUDOR partners with IMSA’s SportsCar Championship

first_imgGround-breaking five-year partnership solidifies future TUDOR United SportsCar Championship READ: Race breakdowns: The Chase READ: Top 10 Chase moments The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) announced today that TUDOR — an innovative and retro-chic brand — has been named entitlement partner for the next five years of what now will be known as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The IMSA announcement this morning precedes TUDOR’s official U.S. launch this evening during New York Fashion Week.“The 2014 season will feature the rebirth and revitalization of sports car racing in North America, and therefore it’s the ideal time to introduce a premium watch brand like TUDOR to our U.S. fans and partners, as well as further solidify our relationship with the international motorsports community,” said IMSA CEO Ed Bennett. “This is a natural progression of the fantastic relationship we’ve cherished for decades with our partners at Rolex.“In TUDOR, we have an optimal match for the Championship, as its brand attributes align with ours, specifically its Grantour collection that was created for sports car aficionados.”The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship extends ties of the prestigious Swiss watchmaking market to premier U.S. sports car racing dating back to 1959, when NASCAR Founder and IMSA Co-Founder Bill France Sr. and Rolex formed their initial relationship. Rolex will continue to serve as Title Sponsor of the annual Rolex 24 At Daytona, and Official Timepiece at Sebring International Raceway and the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida.“For years TUDOR has been inspired by motorsports,” said TUDOR Brand Manager Russell Kelly. “This new partnership between TUDOR and IMSA allows us to elevate our commitment to sports car racing. This is the perfect alignment between partners dedicated to performance and precision.”In 1926, Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf registered “The Tudor” brand and established Montres Tudor SA in 1946. From 2009 to 2011, TUDOR had a partnership with Porsche Motorsports as Timing Partner, and two years later, it began its collaboration with Ducati as global Timing Partner. Its affiliation with the FIA World Endurance Championship — which includes a race in Austin, Texas, alongside the American Le Mans Series race later this month — commenced this year.“Not only do TUDOR’s brand attributes of performance, prestige and elegance align with the nature and character of endurance sports car racing, but clearly, we are the only form of motorsport in which the race length is determined by time, not distance,” said IMSA President Scott Atherton. “Based on our mutual strengths, a watch and timing partner is a superb match for our series. We’re pleased that TUDOR recognizes that our passionate fans are absolutely the right clientele for them.”The inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will debut next January with the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona. The complete 2014 schedule will be announced at a later date.MORE:center_img READ: Fantasy preview: The Chase READ: Driver previews: The Chaselast_img read more

Daniel Barcia ’15 awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

first_imgDaniel Barcia ’15, an undergraduate studying history at Harvard, has been honored with a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. He is the founder and former editor-in-chief of the Harvard College Human Rights Review, which serves as a forum for discussing human rights violations. He is pursuing an International Relations degree at University of Cambridge next year.The scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.last_img read more

Aid Group Seeks $2 Billion for Haitian Schools

first_imgBy Dialogo May 19, 2010 An international development group is working to raise $2 billion in aid to help rebuild and reform Haiti’s education system. The Inter-American Development Bank is leading a proposed five-year effort to train teachers, improve facilities and adopt a national curriculum. The IDB says that before the earthquake, only half of Haiti’s children of primary school age were enrolled in classes. Haitian President Rene Preval announced the plan Saturday along with IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno.last_img read more

NextGen Know-How: How millennials are changing the workplace

first_img 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I was preparing breakfast for my three kids last weekend, and my three year-old son was whining and crying like someone had stolen his blankie. “What’s wrong, Luca?” I said (sort-of) calmly. “I wanted the blue cup!!” he yelled. I could feel my impatience start to creep in as I poured his milk from the green cup into the blue cup. As I set it down on the table he yelled, “Not there! I want it on the other side of the plate!!”  A full-on tantrum ensued.“This is so irrational!” I said to Luca. “Who cares what color cup it is in. C’mon, Buddy, just eat your breakfast!”If you’ve ever tried to rationalize with a toddler, you know it’s a lost cause. They aren’t wired to think like an adult, and yet as parents, we often implore our children to react to situations like they have the frame of mind of a 30 year-old. The issue is; they aren’t adults. They don’t think like we do!So how is this story relevant? We sometimes approach the younger generation of employees the same way. We get frustrated, angry, and impatient as we try to school them in how things really work in the world. We think they are entitled and overconfident, and we want to put them in their place. continue reading »last_img read more

Tokyo Olympics: IOC’s Bach ‘very confident’ fans will attend Games

first_imgJapan’s Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto said earlier this year they wanted to avoid the possibility of having no spectators at all at the Games, adding it was possible events might be held with a “limited” audience, while the number of staff and delegates from each country could also be reduced. – Advertisement –last_img

Indikator poll shows dip in trust, high health focus for govt’s COVID-19 response

first_imgA recent survey by Jakarta-based public opinion pollster Politik Indonesia shows that the economic impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic have caused a declining trend in public trust.Indikator executive director Burhanuddin Muhtadi said that the “significant” waning of public trust in government could be a result of the economic impacts of the health crisis, which had prompted regional administrations to enforce months of quarantine, social distancing and restrictions on economic activities.”When I conducted the regression analysis, I found that the worsening economic condition greatly impacted the public trust in democratic institutions,” Burhanuddin told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.Regression analysis basically examines the cause-and-effect relationship between a dependent variable and a set of independent variable; it is called “regression” because the method uses historical data.The survey, conducted between May 16 and 18, involved 1,200 respondents across Indonesia regarding their level of trust in President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, the House of Representatives (DPR), the Regional Representatives Council (DPD), the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR), the Indonesian Military (TNI), the National Police and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).Compared to Indikator’s previous survey in February, the latest survey shows a dip in public trust. However, the survey’s respondents generally trusted the government, with at least 60 percent checking “strongly trust” or “somewhat trust” in their responses.Read also: Indonesia records spike in COVID-19 cases as govt eases restrictionsThe President’s approval rating remained relatively high at 82.8 percent, dropping by 9.4 percentage points from 92.2 percent in the February survey.The May survey also showed growing dissatisfaction in the government’s COVID-19 response and democracy in general, but not Jokowi.The May survey showed that trust in the DPR declined 14.5 percentage points from 74.6 percent in February to 60.1 percent. Trust in the DPD fared a little better, declining 11.1 percentage points from 74.6 percent to 63.5 percent in May, while trust in the MPR dipped 7 percentage points from 79.1 percent to 72.1 percent.Among law and security institutions, the KPK recorded the lowest level of trust, declining 6.6 percentage points from 81.3 percent to 74.7 percent, followed by the National Police recording a decline of 6.2 percentage points from 85.6 percent to 79.4 percent.The TNI recorded the highest level of trust but saw the largest decline, dipping 9.9 percentage points from 95.4 percent to 85.5 percent.Meanwhile, 74.1 percent of respondents indicated trust in the judiciary, which was not covered in the February survey.Regarding the economic variable, 81 percent of respondents perceived the economic condition in May as “bad”, the worst response recorded since 2004. Indikator’s 2015 survey was the second worst, with 47.9 percent rating the economy as “bad”.Indonesia’s economy grew 2.97 percent in the first quarter of 2020, the lowest since 2001, as household spending and investment growth slowed in response to the outbreak.Read also: COVID-19: Jokowi urges ministry to reach out to poor families amid uneven aid distributionThe World Bank recently revised its growth projection to zero percent for Indonesia if it implemented the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) for two months amid the severe global economic slowdown and falling commodity prices. It also projected economic shrinkage of 3.5 percent in the worst-case scenario of the PSBB lasting four months.In response to the economic impacts of the health crisis, the government has proceeded with its plan for gradually transitioning to its “new normal” phase in June. The plan involves easing the PSBB and cautiously reopening the economy with strict health protocols in certain regions, including the nation’s capital and COVID-19 epicenter of Jakarta.”The government responded with the ‘new normal’ measure because the economy would be devastated if the strict PSBB measures were to continue. On the other hand, the middle class is urging to continue [with] the PSBB because the previous attempts had [not] succeeded in mitigating the [outbreak],” said Burhanuddin.The May survey showed that 60.7 percent of respondents believed that the government should prioritize public health in its COVID-19 response, whereas 33.9 percent said the government should prioritize the economy.”We should find a solution. If the economy is hit severely, democracy will also be damaged as well. However, the government should not rush to implement the new normal by sacrificing public health,” Burhanuddin said.As of Thursday, Indonesia reported 979 new cases to bring the cumulative total to 35,295 confirmed cases, with 12,636 recovered and 2,000 deaths.Topics :last_img read more

Arkansas Spring Nationals special starts season at Batesville

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ark. – Batesville Motor Speedway’s season-opening Arkansas Spring Nationals sports $1,000 to win features for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26.A minimum of $100 will be paid to start the 24-car fields and both features are qualifying events for the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.IMCA Speed­way Motors Weekly Racing Na­tional, Jet Racing Cen­tral Region, All­star Performance State and lo­cal track points will be awarded.There is no entry fee.Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m., hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Pit passes are $30. Grandstand admission is $10 for adults and free for kids 14 and under when accompanying a paying adult.An open practice runs from 7-10 p.m. on Thursday, March 24.Overnight accommodations are available by calling the Ramada Inn at 870 698-1800 or the Holiday Inn Ex­press at 870 698-2700.More information is available by calling 870 251-0011 or 870 613-1337, by emailing cstarr2@yahoo.com and at the www.batesvillemotorspeedway.net website.last_img read more

Champion skier does “non-traditional” proposal

first_imgPeople that are newly engaged occurring on Christmas are more reliable than getting a White Christmas, but this proposal was a little different than what we hear every day.  Olympian Lindsey Vonn got down on bended knee and proposed to her boyfriend of 2 years, hockey player PK  Subban on Christmas.  PK proudly showed off his engagement ring, as he should, on the social media site Twitter.last_img

Mourinho: I belong to Chelsea

first_img The Serbia midfielder left the Blues in 2011 as a makeweight in the deal that brought Brazilian David Luiz to Stamford Bridge. After two years with Benfica though, Chelsea look ready to bring the 25-year-old back for a second stint at the club. Chelsea are also expected to allow Kevin De Bruyne to make a swift Stamford Bridge exit. Reports in Germany suggest only fine print remains on a deal for the Belgium midfielder to join Wolfsburg. The 22-year-old has made just three Chelsea appearances since his 2012 switch from Genk. Jose Mourinho has pledged his long-term future to Chelsea, claiming he does not want to manage anywhere else. “I will have a next move if and when Chelsea decides it’s time for that. “I’m here to stay. I belong to Chelsea, Chelsea belong to me. I gave a lot to Chelsea in the past but they also gave a lot to me. This is a different professional relationship.” Mourinho spent five years away from west London, in spells with Inter Milan and Real Madrid. But the 50-year-old now feels his European odyssey is at an end, admitting to feeling settled with his family in London, back at the club he first led between 2004 and 2007. “We kept our house (in London) from last time and, although we tried to hide it, we came lots of times,” said Mourinho. “The success I had in my career gave me the possibility to choose my destiny. “When I made the decision I didn’t know if Chelsea would be available and if the door would be open but when it did, the picture was perfect for me.” After dismissing rumours Chelsea will seek additions to their forward line in the January transfer window, Mourinho is expected to bring Nemanja Matic back to the club. The Portuguese manager started his second stint at Stamford Bridge in the summer, and has vowed to stay for the long haul. “I’m not here thinking about my next move because I don’t want to have a next move,” he told the Evening Standard. Press Associationlast_img read more

Van Gaal vents after lacklustre win

first_img Van Gaal said “too many” of his players underperformed, but refused to point any fingers. “I think that not only the goals are telling something about Robin Van Persie, I think also his performance: he was one of only three players on the pitch of Manchester United who were good, or maybe very good,” said Van Gaal. “He had a great influence on the result. Until now that is his best performance. “Too many players were not good. “There was a range of course between good and bad, but they were not good. “Normally you have six, seven, eight who are good and three in that other range. “But today there were too many players in that range who were not good, I believe.” Saints levelled through Graziano Pelle, but slipped to their third consecutive defeat, leaving manager Koeman furious “the better team” lost. Van Gaal offered a thinly-veiled barb at his long-term adversary, taking first blood in the Premier League battle against his former friend. Van Gaal once mentored Koeman into coaching at Barcelona, but the pair’s feud has now lasted 10 years. “Of course if you are the better team you deserve more, but believe me it is always the goals that are counting,” said Van Gaal. “When we played the first six or seven matches, we never won and we were always the better team. “In that time I didn’t say anything about that. You have to learn that also.” Koeman was left to rue another defeat against high-profile opponents, after the 3-0 home loss to Manchester City and 1-0 reverse at Arsenal. The former Holland full-back refused to address Van Gaal or United directly, but admitted “everything is s*** because we lost”. “We did everything, we created chances, but we made mistakes as well,” said Koeman. “Maybe they made more mistakes than us, but they have players who handle those kinds of mistakes, and that was the difference. “Because on football and chances, I think we deserved more. “It’s easy in my opinion, we did not lose against Man United tonight, we lost by ourselves. “Of course it’s always difficult, because you’re the better team, and again you have to fight against 1-2 down. “After that moment I think we didn’t play well, but that’s the difference. “At this level, detail makes the difference in football. “The score is 1-2 and you can talk much longer about who played football, which team pressed, but everything is s*** because we lost.” The Old Trafford boss questioned former United defender Neville’s credentials in claiming the Red Devils “got away with murder” with a scrappy victory at St Mary’s. Robin van Persie’s double edged United home, with Van Gaal only satisfied with three of his stars’ performances. Neville condemned United’s patchy performance on social media and on Sky Sports, claiming Sunday’s Premier League clash with Liverpool could be “like The Dog and Duck versus The Red Lion”. “The former player of United?” asked Van Gaal when quizzed on England coach Neville’s comments. “That’s an English expression? Hmm: maybe (United got away with murder). “He can say everything because he is an ex-legend, but as an ex-legend, or a legend, you have to know what you are saying. “You can interpret: make an interpretation of that. “It’s not so difficult to make an interpretation, when I say he has to pay attention to his words.” Van Gaal claimed Van Persie’s “best performance” in his short managerial stint at United sealed a victory his side barely deserved. The former Barcelona boss hauled off youngster Paddy McNair in the 39th minute and was forced to rearrange his side with Saints pressing continuously. Press Association Louis van Gaal launched a three-pronged attack on Gary Neville, his own players and long-term foe Ronald Koeman after Manchester United’s 2-1 win at Southampton.last_img read more