Wahoo Fitness rides with GPS

first_imgWahoo Fitness, the workout apps and smartphone connected device specialist, has announced integration of the RFLKT and RFLKT+ bike computers with the Ride with GPS app. Cyclists can now access turn-by-turn directions through the app on RFLKT and RFLKT+, getting where they need to be ‘safely and efficiently’.“The addition of the Ride with GPS app to RFLKT and RFLKT+ is a perfect example of how Wahoo Fitness products are constantly evolving to deliver rich experiences to users,” said Chip Hawkins, CEO of Wahoo Fitness.The Ride with GPS app allows cyclists to map their route along bike paths, streets and trails using an easy online route planner. In order to access turn-by-turn navigation on the RFLKT and RFLKT+ users must purchase a membership from Ride with GPS. Those who already own a RFLKT or RFLKT+ and anyone who purchases a new RFLKT or RFLKT+ will be given a free one-month membership.The RFLKT wirelessly receives all app data and ride info from the cyclists’ smartphone (iPhone 4S or Android 4.3 and newer) via Bluetooth Smart. Equipped with control buttons, cyclists can operate their favourite cycling app, toggle between screens, start/stop intervals and even control smartphone functionality such as music playback, all from the RFLKT, while their smartphone remains safely in a jersey pocket or bike mounted compartment.RFLKT’s fully customizable screen allows users to decide which app data is most important to see. With 70% screen, the RFLKT has the highest screen to computer ratio in the market. Its ‘sleek profile’ and 2 ounce weight make it ‘virtually unnoticeable’ when mounted, while the coin cell operated battery has a life of over one year and requires no charging.The RFLKT+ has all of the same features as the RFLKT but connects wirelessly via Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ Bridge and allows cyclists to connect to all of their ANT+ sensors, regardless of brand. The RFLKT+ also provides accurate elevation data, percent grade and feet climbed via its built-in barometric altimeter.The RFLKT and RFLKT+ are available online at wahoofitness.com for US$100 and US$130 respectively.Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Wahoo Fitness has created ‘a full ecosystem of sensors and devices for the runner, cyclist or general fitness enthusiast’. Wahoo Fitness’s award winning line of Bluetooth Smart products include the KICKR indoor bike trainer, the world’s first smartphone powered bike trainer, the RFLKT and RFLKT+ line of bike computers, the world’s first smartphone connected bike computers, and the TICKR family of chest-based wearables.The TICKR family, composed of the TICKR, TICKR Run and TICKR X, combine heart rate training with advanced motion analytics.www.wahoofitness.comwww.ridewithgps.com Relatedlast_img read more

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Highlands Village Equities purchases The Shoppes at Highlands Village

first_imgCassidy Turley announced the sale of The Shoppes at Highlands Village, a grocery-anchored neighborhood shopping center at 1145 N. Ellsworth Rd. in Mesa, Ariz. Highlands Village Equities, LLC (a company formed by Glenwood Development Company) purchased the 87,486 square foot center for $10.05 million from Donahue Schriber Realty Group.Cassidy Turley Executive Managing Directors Ryan Schubert, Michael Hackett, Dan Wald and Matt Kircher negotiated the transaction.“The Shoppes at Highlands Village received tremendous interest from the market and ended up being a perfect fit for Mesa-based Glenwood Development Company,” Mr. Schubert said.“Glenwood was attracted to the quality of the bricks and mortar, the long-term lease with Bashas’ and the significant upside in nearly 16,000 square feet of vacant shop space. Further, the demographics of this submarket within Mesa present a bright future for the property.”Located on 9.4 acres on the southeast corner of Ellsworth and Brown roads, The Shoppes at Highlands Village is anchored by Bashas’ grocery store and supported by national retailers including Chase Bank, Subway and Fantastic Sam’s. Developed in 2004 by Donahue Schriber Realty Group, the property is located one mile east of the Loop 202 Freeway.last_img read more

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Koki Kameda to replace father as management company president

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Koki Kameda, the eldest of three boxing brothers and a former world champion at two weight classes, will take over as president of Kameda Promotion from his father, Shiro, the management company said on Friday.Kameda, 23, lost the WBC flyweight crown to Pongsaklek Wonjongkam of Thailand on a decision in March.center_img He has moved up a weight class and is aiming to win the super flyweight title, which would be his third crown in as many divisions, including the WBA light flyweight title.Shiro had his boxing license revoked and effectively received a lifetime ban from the sport for spewing insults at WBC fight officials after Koki’s defeat against Pongsaklek. He had continued his activities as president of the management company even after he was banned from the sport. last_img read more

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Media Picks USC to Finish 4th in SEC East

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:2bfcacab48ae95bbebe87b65 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-509645-4359182568001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.The South Carolina Gamecocks take the field.The South Carolina Gamecocks take the field.Hoover, AL (WLTX) – SEC sportwriters have picked the South Carolina Gamecocks to finish fourth in the SEC East.Their poll was taken on the final day of SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama, a week where players and coaches from each team preview the upcoming season.USC got just one first place vote.USC’s Steve Spurrier is Ready to Tackle the SeasonGamecocks Make The Annual Trip To SEC Media DaysGeorgia was selected to finish first in the Eastern Division (166 first place votes), followed by Tennessee (36 votes), and two-time defening conference champ Missouri (20). Florida, Kentucky, and Vanderbilt rounded out that side of the conference.In a bit of an odd turnout in the voting, Auburn was picked to win the overall conference title, but Alabama was selected as the winner of the SEC West.Since the media began making preseason conference winner projections in 1992, the team they’ve picked to win has gone on to earn the title just five times.last_img read more

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Considering the circumstances, Leafs off to a great start

first_imgLike most KIJHL clubs, rosters are far from set — Leafs included.The late start by the BC Hockey League only exacerbated the situation as late cuts have only begun to trickle down the Junior B pipeline.For McLellan & Company, that has led to plenty of pieces still remaining to fill out the Leaf player puzzle.“I’m trying to find the piece I’d like to add,” McLellan confessed when asked about the remainder of the roster.“We’re pretty happy where we’re at now but it would be good to find a top six forward and that’s sort of our focus right now. And if it requires a trade to do that, we’ll do it.”The Leafs reaped some early rewards when McLellan was able to snag former Nelson goalie Brett Soles.The Cranbrook native, who played two seasons ago for Nelson, toiled with Notre Dame Hounds of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.Soles, 19, played 15 games for the Hounds last season, finishing with a 6-8-1 record, and gives Nelson a one-two combo between the pipes with Adam Maida.Another piece McLellan was able to add was 16-year-old protégé Cody Paivarinta via the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League.Paivarinta, whose uncle Henry is a retired Deputy Chief with Nelson Police Department, comes to Leafs compliments of former Nelson native and now coach and GM of the Raiders Bruno Campese.“The goal is to develop Cody into a player who can compete at the Western Hockey League level and he’s shown really good signs already here with us,” McLellan said. It’s not the best-case scenario — playing six home games in September to start the season — but those are the cards Dave McLellan and the Nelson Leafs have been dealt.And the way the team has responded thus far this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season, who’s going to bet against them.Nelson begins week two of the KIJHL campaign Friday in Beaver Valley against the defending league champs bolstered by a three-point weekend at home on opening weekend.However, after Friday’s tilt in Fruitvale, Nelson plays four more games at the NDCC Arena, beginning Saturday against the always-tough Kamloops Storm.“Sure it puts a bit of pressure on us, but it also, if we do well at home here, it’s going to make (NDCC Arena) a tough place to play if you’re the opposing team coming into our arena,” McLellan explained.“We’re going build our team around our arena,” he added. “This is a great facility, there’s a great sheet of ice and we want to have a team that can skate and make plays on it as well.”Nelson opened the season with a tie against the Nitehawks before exploding for three goals in the third period to erase a lead and dump rival Castlegar 5-3 Saturday.“We want to make this place a tough place to play, and hopefully we have a good month at home, that would really do us well to help us get off to a good start,” McLellan said.last_img read more

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Galway GAA Fixtures

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Under 12 hurling Group 6, Venue: Tynagh, (Round 2), PádraigPearses V Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry 19:00, Ref: Brian Keon Wed 22 May center_img Division 3 Hurling League Group 1, Venue: Clonfert,(Round 3), Kilbeacanty V Meelick-Eyrecourt 19:30, Ref: Christopher Browne U12 Group 9, Venue: Belclare, (Round 5), Corofin VTuam Stars 19:00, Ref: Ciaran Harkin Division 8A League (North), Venue: Cregg, (Round 2), Annaghdown V Claregalway 19:30, Ref: Martin Collins Thu 23 May Under 14 C Hurling Championship, Venue: Páirc an Chnoic, (Round 1), Micheal Breathnach V Ballinasloe 18:45, Ref: Joseph McNamara Fri 24 May U-13 Group 1, Venue: Cregg, (Round 1), Annaghdown V Corofin 19:00, Ref: John Devlin U-13 Group 1, Venue: Claregalway Knockdoemore, (Round 1), Claregalway V Oranmore-Maree 19:00, Ref: Ciaran Harkin U-13 Group 1, Venue: Tuam Stars, (Round 1), Tuam Stars V Mountbellew/Moylough 19:00, Ref: Mike Tarpey U-13 Group 2, Venue: Páirc na bhForbacha, (Round 1), Barna V St Michael’s 19:00, Ref: Maura Conneely U-13 Group 2, Venue: Páirc an Chnoic, (Round 1), Micheál Breathnach V Moycullen 19:00, Ref: Liam Conghaile U-13 Group 2, Venue: Páirc an Chathanaigh, (Round 1), An Cheathrú Rua V Salthill-Knocknacarra 19:00, Ref: Mairtín O Curraoin (coilím) U-13 Group 3, Venue: Dunmore MacHales, (Round 1), Dunmore MacHales V Northern Gaels 19:00, Ref: Shane Curley U-13 Group 3, Venue: Headford, (Round 1), Headford V Cortoon Shamrocks 19:00, Ref: Peter Bane U-13 Group 3, Venue: Kinvara, (Round 1), Kinvara V Monivea-Abbey 19:00, Ref: Kevin Egan U-13 Group 4, Venue: Carna, (Round 1), Carna-Caiseal/Na Piarsaigh V Naomh Anna, Leitir Mór 19:00, Ref: Mairtín O Curraoin (coilím) U-13 Group 4, Venue: An Spideal, (Round 1), An Spidéal V Killannin 19:00, Ref: Brenadan Kinneavy U-13 Group 4, Venue: Renvyle, (Round 1), Renvyle V Oughterard 19:00, Ref: Frank Walsh U-13 Group 5, Venue: Oranmore, (Round 1), Oranmore-Maree V Kilconly 19:00, Ref: Pat Hansberry U-13 Group 5, Venue: Mervue, (Round 1), St. James V Claregalway 19:00, Ref: Noel Barrett U-13 Group 5, Venue: Ballinasloe, (Round 1), Ballinasloe V Salthill-Knocknacarra 19:00, Ref: John Rosney U-13 Group 6, Venue: Clonberne, (Round 1), Kilkerrin-Clonberne V Menlough 19:00, Ref: Conal Burke U-13 Group 6, Venue: Caltra Pitch, (Round 1), Caltra V Claregalway 19:00, Ref: Noel Larkin U-13 Group 6, Venue: Ballygar, (Round 1), St Brendan’s V Milltown 19:00, Ref: Lloyd Kelly U-13 Group 6, Venue: Tuam Stars, (Round 1), Tuam Stars V Pádraig Pearses 19:00, Ref: Tom McNicholas Division 6 League (West), Venue: The Prairie, (Round5), Salthill-Knocknacarra V An Cheathrú Rua 20:00, Ref: Ger Cahill Junior Hurling League, Venue: Craughwell, (Quarter Final), Craughwell GAA Club V Oranmore-Maree 19:30, Ref: Gerry Donoghue Sat 25 May Senior Football Championship – Group 1, Venue: Moycullen, (Round 1), Salthill-Knocknacarra V Barna 14:30, Ref: Martin Flaherty Senior Football Championship – Group 1, Venue: Moycullen, (Round 1), St Michael’s V An Spidéal 16:15, Ref: Anthony Coyne Senior Football Championship – Group 1, Venue: Tuam Stadium, (Round 1), Milltown V Killererin 19:30, Ref: Richard McNicholas Senior Football Championship – Group 2, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 1), Annaghdown V Claregalway 17:15, Ref: Ronan McNulty Senior Football Championship – Group 2, Venue: Clonbur, (Round 1), Naomh Anna, Leitir Mir V St. James 17:45, Ref: Austin O’Connell Senior Football Championship – Group 2, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 1), Corofin V Tuam Stars 19:00, Ref: Kieran Quinn Senior Football Championship – Group 3, Venue: Clonbur, (Round 1), An Cheathrú Rua V Caherlistrane 16:00, Ref: Frank Kinneen Senior Football Championship – Group 3, Venue: Duggan Park, (Round 1), Mountbellew/Moylough V Monivea-Abbey 18:45, Ref: Gearoid O Conamha Intermediate Football Championship – Group A, Venue: Annaghdown, (Round 1), Micheál Breathnach V Kilkerrin-Clonberne 15:00, Ref: Thomas Murphy Intermediate Football Championship – Group A, Venue: Ros Muc, (Round 1), Clifden V Oughterard 19:00, Ref: Brenadan Kinneavy Intermediate Football Championship – Group B, Venue: Tuam Stadium, (Round 1), Caltra V Headford 15:45, Ref: Tony Keating Intermediate Football Championship – Group B, Venue: Annaghdown, (Round 1), Carna Cashel GAA V Williamstown 16:45, Ref: Gerald Anthony LohanIntermediate Football Championship – Group C, Venue:Tuam Stadium, (Round 1), Kilconly V Oranmore-Maree 17:45, Ref: Christopher RyanIntermediate Football Championship – Group D, Venue:Duggan Park, (Round 1), Menlough V Dunmore MacHales 17:00, Ref: Noel Dempsey Under 12 Hurling Group 1, Venue: Turloughmore, (Round 2), Turloughmore V Oranmore-Maree 11:00, Ref: Sean Byrne Under 12 Hurling Group 7, Venue: Turloughmore,(Round 2), Turloughmore V Oranmore-Maree 12:00, Ref: Sean Byrne Junior C Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Tonabrucky,(Round 2), Rahoon-Newcastle V Sylane 12:00, Ref: David Earls Junior Hurling League, Venue: Killimordaly, (Quarter Final), Killimordaly V Clarinbridge 18:00, Ref: James Lundon Junior Hurling League, Venue: Castledaly, (Quarter Final), St Thomas V Liam Mellows 18:00, Ref: John McDonagh Sun 26 May Senior Football Championship – Group 3, Venue:Oughterard, (Round 1), Moycullen V Killannin 12:30, Ref: James Molloy Intermediate Football Championship – Group C, Venue:Tuam Stadium, (Round 1), St Gabriel’s V Corofin 12:30, Ref: Noel Cummins Intermediate Football Championship – Group D, Venue:An Spideal, (Round 1), Cortoon Shamrocks V Oileáin Arann 12:30, Ref: Muiris MacGearailt U-12 Group 1 A, Venue: Tuam Stars, (Round 4), Tuam Stars V Corofin 10:30, Ref: Tom Ryder U-12 Group 2 A, Venue: Oranmore, (Round 4), Oranmore-Maree V Claregalway 10:30, Ref: JP Moore U12 Football Group 1B, Venue: Tuam Stars, (Round 4), Tuam Stars V Corofin 11:30, Ref: Tom Ryder U12 Football Group 2B, Venue: Oranmore, (Round 4), Oranmore-Maree V Claregalway 11:30, Ref: JP Moore Division 5 League (West), Venue: Páirc na bhForbacha, (Round 5), Barna V Salthill-Knocknacarra 11:30, Ref: Liam Conghaile Division 5 League (West), Venue: Pairc Na Piarsaigh, (Round 5), Na Piarsaigh V An Cheathrú Rua 13:00, Ref: Mairtín O Curraoin (coilím) Division 5 League (West), Venue: Claregalway Lakeview, (Round 5), Claregalway V Moycullen 19:00, Ref: Tom Nally Division 5 League (West), Venue: Mervue, (Round 5), St. James V Killannin 19:00, Ref: Alan Carr Division 6 League (West), Venue: Oranmore, (Round 5), Oranmore-Maree V Micheál Breathnach 11:30, Ref: Frank Kinneen Division 6 League (West), Venue: Leitir Mór, (Round 5), Naomh Anna, Leitir Mór V St Michael’s 11:30, Ref: Noel Gorham Division 6 League (West), Venue: Oughterard, (Round 5), Oughterard V An Spidéal 19:00, Ref: Frank Walsh Division 7 League (North), Venue: Menlough, (Round 3), Menlough V Tuam Stars 12:00, Ref: Pat Hansberry Mon 27 May Under 14 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: An Spideal,(Round 1), Cois Fharraige V Ballygar 19:00, Ref: Paul Fahy Junior Hurling League, Venue: Skehana, (Quarter Final), Skehana-Mountbellew/Moylough V St Mary’s GAA Athenry 19:00, Ref: David Staunton Tue 28 May Division 2 Hurling League, Venue: Craughwell, (Round3), Craughwell GAA Club V Abbeyknockmoy 19:00, Ref: Noel Quinn last_img read more

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Houston Baptist takes on Texas A&M in NCAA Tournament

first_imgHBU and Texas A&M have only met the one time, back in 2008, when the Aggies defeated the Huskies, 6-2, in College Station. HBU led the Aggies 2-1 with 24 minutes left in the match. HBU is 10-6-5 overall and won its first Southland Conference championship. Texas A&M is 18-2-2 and won the SEC Tournament. As of right now, the match is scheduled for Friday at 7 pm from Ellis Field in College Station, Texas. Check back on HBUHuskies.com for any scheduling changes.center_img HOUSTON, Texas – The Baugh Cafeteria on the campus of Houston Baptest went wild when the name Houston Baptist University was shown on the screen. The Huskies learned their postseason fate, as they will face No. 1 overall seed Texas A&M in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.last_img read more

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James Christian Deiparine resets PH record in 50m breaststroke

first_imgPH swimmer James Christian Deiparine. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines–James Christian Deiparine set a new national record in men’s 50m breaststroke in the 18th Fina World Swimming Championships in Gwanju, South Korea.The 26-year-old Southeast Asian Games medalist touched the wall under 28 seconds and finished second in his heat to rearrange the record Deiparine registered (28.13 seconds) in the 2017 Fina worlds in Hungary.ADVERTISEMENT Benefits of township living Floyd Mayweather: Manny Pacquiao built his legacy off association with my name View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Watching him swim against other Southeast Asian swimmers, I am confident that Jimmy will deliver the gold he missed in 2017 (Malaysia SEA Games),’’ said Velasco.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsDefending 50m breast SEAG champion Indra Gunawan clocked 28.07 seconds when he took the gold medal in 2017 Kuala Lumpur.Deiparine is the second Southeast Asian to swim under 28 seconds in the 50m breast after Gunawan, who timed 27.82 seconds at the 2009 world championships in Italy.ADVERTISEMENT Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spottedcenter_img LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:06SEA Games 2019: Comaling gives PH another gold in modern pentathlon00:50Trending Articles02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Deiparine’s 27.91-second clocking wiped out that previous national mark, allowing the Filipino-American to finish ninth overall among Asian swimmers and 33rd among 79 elite tankers around the globe.Martin Allikvee of Estonia (27.79) topped their heat while Yannick Kaser of Switzerland placed third (27.99).AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Jimmy’s (Deiparine) efforts are obviously paying off based on his performance,’’ said swimming chief Lani Velasco.Deiparine, who also holds the national record in the 100m breast, was the fastest Southeast Asian in the event at the ongoing world championships with Nathaniel Gagarin of Indonesia clocking 28.97 seconds in the 50m breast. MOST READlast_img read more

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‘Grave and deteriorating’

first_imgAdministration officials said they expected President Bush to announce his own “way forward” this month. They were careful not to take issue with the report’s findings in public, and said Bush had yet to make firm decisions. But some suggested that the diplomatic strategy suggested better fit the Middle East of 15 years ago, when Baker served as secretary of state. What played out Wednesday morning, from the White House to Capitol Hill, was a remarkable condemnation of U.S. policy drift in the most divisive military conflict to involve U.S. forces since Vietnam. It was all the more unusual because Baker was secretary of state to Bush’s father, and because the bipartisan group managed to formulate unanimous recommendations. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • PDF: Iraq Study Group Report WASHINGTON – A bipartisan commission warned Wednesday that “the situation in Iraq is grave and deteriorating,” and it handed President Bush both a rebuke for his current strategy and a detailed blueprint for a fundamentally different approach, including the pullback of all U.S. combat brigades over the next 15 months. In unusually sweeping and blunt language, the panel of five Republicans and five Democrats issued 79 specific recommendations. These included a call for direct engagement with Syria and Iran as part of a “new diplomatic offensive,” jump-starting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and a clear declaration that the United States would reduce its support to Iraq unless Baghdad made “substantial progress” on reconciliation and security. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Bush has refused to deal with Syria and Iran, and as recently as last week, he assured Prime Minister Nouri Kamal al-Maliki that the U.S. commitment to Iraq would be undiminished until victory is achieved. But the commission, led by James A. Baker III and Lee H. Hamilton, argued that while Americans might be in Iraq for years, the Iraqis must understand that the U.S. military commitment was not “open ended.” It is time, the panel said, for the United States to “begin to move its combat forces out of Iraq responsibly.” The detailed prescription called for much more aggressive diplomatic efforts in the Middle East than the Bush administration has been willing to embrace. Its calls for reconciliation and reform in Iraq and an overhaul of the U.S. military role would also mark major departures in the American strategy. Members of the commission said they believed their recommendations would improve prospects for success in Iraq, but they said there was no guarantee against failure. “The current approach is not working, and the ability of the United States to influence events is diminishing,” Hamilton said at a news conference on Capitol Hill. “Our ship of state has hit rough waters. It must now chart a new way forward.” last_img read more

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Sonne, Brandung und Wale beobachten

first_imgVon den sandigen wilden Weiten der Westkuste zu den subtropischen Stranden von Maputaland gibt es fur jede Jahreszeit einen Strand. Beobachten Sie den Sonnenaufgang uber dem atlantischen oder indischen Ozean, arbeiten Sie an der perfekten Sonnenbraune oder werden Sie aktiv – Sudafrika bietet einige der besten Surf-, Windsurfing und Tauchgebiete der Welt. Und dann sind da noch die Wale…WASSERSPORT SPIELWIESEUnsere Tauchgebiete erstrecken sich von Seetangwaldern bis hin zu Korallenriffen, unsere Brandung bietet unterhaltsame Wellenbrecher, hohle Rohren und ein paar richtige Monsterwellen und man kann großartig Wellenreiten, Meereskajaken und Segeln.Surfen, Windsurfen, Kitesurfen, MeereskajakenSudafrika ist eines der besten Surflander in der Welt, mit erhabener Kustenlandschaft, gleichbleibender Qualitatsbrandung, preiswertem aber dennoch hohem Lebensstandart und einer einzigartigen Kultur, “auf die man stolz sein kann” sagt Steve Pike, Herausgeber von Wavescape.Und nur wenige Besucher wurden da widersprechen. Es gibt Hunderte von Brandungszonen im ganzen Land – etwa 50 von ihnen in einem Umkreis unter einer Autostunde um Kapstadt herum.Diese erstrecken sich von kindersicheren Anfangerwellen bis zu riesigen Brechern, die sogar abgeharteten Teilnehmern bei den internationalen Wettbewerben im Juni und Juli einen Schrecken einjagen.Die Ostkapregion um Cape St. Francis herum, Jeffreys Hafen und Port Elizabeth – allgemein als Jay Bay bei einheimischen Surfern bekannt – ist weltberuhmt fur die Qualitat seiner Wellen.Die vielen Herbergen fur Rucksacktouristen um das Land herum sind auf Brettermiete gefuhrte Surfaris sowie Surfstunden eingestellt und es gibt engagierte Surfschulen in Durban und Kapstadt.Sudafrika bietet phantastische Windsurf- und Kitesurfstellen. Langebaan in der Nahe von Kapstadt ist international als eines der Top Boardsailing Veranstaltungsorte der Welt anerkannt – und es gibt noch andere.Noch direkter erleben Sie das Meer in einem speziell gestalteten Meerkajak. Es gibt begleitete Ausfluge um Kapstadt, Hermanus, Knysna, Plett und Durban.SegelnSudafrikas Kuste ist die weltweit schwierigste Kustenlinie zum Segeln, mit wenigen Hafen, sturmischen Bedingungen und oft sehr rauer See. Also auch nicht gut eignet fur unbegleitete Torns.Es ist jedoch ein großartiger Platz um Segeln zu lernen – es gibt Segelschulen in Kapstadt, Port Elizabeth und Durban – und wir sind bei allen bedeutenden weltumsegelnden Rennen vertreten. Es gibt auch eine Menge von lokalen Wettrennen und das vom Kap nach Rio ist eines der zuganglichsten Ozeankreuzungsrennen in der Welt, das ein großes kreuzendes Kontingent anzieht.TauchenWenn Sie sich vom Ernst der sudafrikanischen Kuste uberzeugen wollen, brauchen Sie nicht weiter als die vielen historischen und jungsten Schiffswracke zu schauen – allesamt Tragodien, aber dennoch gute Nachrichten fur Taucher. Dennoch haben wir haben mehr zu bieten als diese erschutternden Standorte. Unsere Unterwasserumgebung ist reichhaltig und schon, mit einer Menge atemberaubender Tauchplatze.Wir haben eine enorm lange Kustenlinie, die sich von etwa 35° S bis zu 27° S erstreckt, was nicht ganz innerhalb der ublichen Entfernung beim tropischen Tauchens ist. Der Mozambique Strom, der die ostliche Kuste hinunterfließt, bringt jedoch warmes, tropisches Wasser mit sich und bei der Sodwana Bucht in KwaZulu Natal gibt es die sudlichsten Korallenriffe der Welt.Hier finden Sie die volle Bandbreite an hubschn farbigen Fischen und einige großartige Nacktschnecken, einschließlich der ungeheuerlichen spanischen Tanzerin. Walhaie, Schildkroten, Delphine und Sandtigerhaie werden oft in bestimmten Gegenden gesehen.Wenn Sie die Kuste hinunterfahren andert sich die Unterwasserumgebung bis Sie – sobald Sie Kapstadt erreicht haben – in frostige, aber schone Seetangwalder eintauchen. Diese sind ebenfalls einzigartig: Es gibt drei Hauptarten Seetang und diese wachsen nur an einem kurzen Stuck der West Cap Kuste alle gemeinsam.In Seetang zu tauchen ist wie in einem Wald spazieren gehen. Sie schwimmen unter einem Baldachin und bewundern das uberraschend farbige Riffleben. Außerhalb von Kapstadt sehen Taucher regelmaßig Anemonen, die in umfangreichen Farben von elektrischem Blau oder tiefem Rot bis Blassrosa schwanken, Nacktschnecken fast jeder Farbe, die Sie sich vorstellen konnen und eine Reihe von kleinen Geschopfen in und um die hell orangen und schwefelgelben Schwamme.Es gibt Tauchschulen in fast jedem Zentrum, mit einer uberraschenden Zahl von dem von Land umschlossenen Johannesburg, wo Leute ihre Ausbildung machen, bevor sie fur ihre Qualifizierungstauchgange hinunter zur Sodwana Bucht fahren.Wenn Sie in unseren Riffen tauchen, beachten Sie sorgfaltig Ihre Nichtfliegergrenzen. Ein Flug von Meereshohe nach Johannesburg kann nur 1 Stunde dauern, aber Sie gewinnen 2.000 Meter (7.000 Fuß) an Hohe – sogar ohne den Flug zu berucksichtigen. Dies stellt ein erhohtes Risiko dar, also stellen Sie Ihre Reiseroute so ein, dass Sie einen Tag fur Besichtigungen, Einkaufen, am Strand faulenzen oder nach Johannesburg fahren zwischen Tauchgangen und Flugen einlegen.WALHAUPSTÄDT DER WELTSudafrika ist eines der schonsten Reiseziele weltweit fur das Beobachten von Meeressaugern. Im fruhen Juni verlassen die Sudkaper ihre antarktischen Futtergrunde um in den (verhaltnismaßig) warmen Gewassern der Kapkuste ihren Spaß zu haben.WildtiererfahrungenNaturlich werden Sudafrikas große Saugetiere nicht nur kustennah gefunden.Hier paaren sie sich, kalben und hangen herum, schlagen gelegentlich den Schwanz hoch und heben ihre Kopfe aus dem Wasser, um die Menschen zu begutachten.In Kapstadt konnen Sie sie uberall entlang der False Bay Kuste sehen – und sie sind an der westlichen Meereskuste deutlich zu sehen, wenn Sie sich hoch genug befinden.Die Stadt Hermanus hat sich selbst zur Walhauptstadt der Welt gekurt – und das ist nicht weit hergeholt. Diese riesigen Tiere lummeln sich manchmal nur wenige Meter vom Ufer entfernt und sind bei einem malerischen Spaziergang von den Klippen aus gut zu sehen.Weiter ostlich erhebt auch die Stadt von Plettenberg Bay Anspruch auf den Titel Walhauptstadt – mit gleich gutem Grund. Die Sudkaper sind in der Bucht von Juni bis November und die Wanderbuckelwale sind fur kurze Zeit hier um den Mai oder Juni herum und dann auf der Ruckreise von November bis Januar.Brydes Wale oder Schwertwale werden gelegentlich beobachtet, fur große Tummler und Buckeldelphine ist es standiger Aufenthaltsort. Eine Zuchtkolonie sudafrikanischer Pelzrobben vervollkommnet das beeindruckende Aufgebot an Meeressaugern in den Plettenberg-Buchten.In Plett ist die Delphin- und Walbeobachtungsindustrie am besten organisiert – mit Bootsfahrten, Kajaks und Flugzeugen im Angebot. Besichtigungen, Abstande und die mit jedem Tier verbrachte Zeit werden streng uberwacht, so dass die Einmischung gering bleibt.Weit die Kuste in KwaZulu-Natal hinauf werdem Buckeldelphine und große Tummler oft von Booten aus gesehen.SAinfo reporter, mit Material von South African Tourismlast_img read more

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