Duncan McClure Fisher, Warranty Direct Managing Director, said “We are very happy to back a sport which gets little exposure, but has produced some fantastic all-round athletes who have gone on to great things while representing their country. We hope that our support will help Pentathlon GB produce more athletes to compete for the British Team in Future Olympics.”Howard Jones, Pentathlon GB Biathle Director, said “We’re absolutely delighted to have Warranty Direct on board for 2013. Following the Olympics there has been an increase in people wanting to take up sport at this level and their support enables us to help encourage more people to take part. It’s going to be an exceptional season of competition.”Warranty Direct-sponsored prizes will be awarded for the GB Biathle Race Series competitions across the country, with the first events set to take place at Millfield School in Somerset on 5 May.www.pentathlongb.org/biathle/www.warrantydirect.co.uk Related Warranty Direct – the UK’s leading provider of direct consumer warranties – will sponsor the GB Biathle Series and National Biathle Championships, supporting ‘run-swim-run’ format events across the country.With categories for all ages from 9 years up to 70+, biathle competitions see athletes starting together in a group and running for up to 1500m, swimming for up to 200m and finally completing another run of up to 1500m to the finish line.Organised by Pentathlon GB, biathle is a natural starting point for those who later move on to the Olympic sport of Modern Pentathlon. Samantha Murray – who, by claiming silver, won TeamGB’s final medal of the London 2012 Olympic Games – competed in Biathle series events before graduating to pentathlon.Murray said “GB Biathle is a friendly, well-managed and competitive organisation that provides a pathway into Modern Pentathlon. As a youngster, I competed in a few biathles in the North West, which helped my progress into the pentathlon field.”Warranty Direct’s support will enable organisers to double the number of competitors who receive prizes as well as providing kit, equipment and contributing towards event costs.
SYNNEX’s Share the Magic fundraiser initiative topped $2,063,680 in 2019 for four South Carolina-based charities, including A Child’s Haven, Clement’s Kindness, Make-A-Wish South Carolina, and Pendleton Place. In the last eight years of holding this fundraiser, Synnex has raised more than $12 million cumulatively.“We are very proud of surpassing the $12 million milestone — an achievement that would not be possible without the dedicated efforts of our associates, local organizations and individuals and business partners,” Peter Larocque, president of North America Technology Solutions at Synnex Corporation said. “By rallying together, we continue to have a lasting impact while helping four deserving Upstate charities better serve children and families.”Here are some of the Share the Magic Milestones:A Child’s Haven opened an additional classroom providing the opportunity to treat more children daily and deliver nearly 13,000 hours of group therapy each year.Clement’s Kindness has been able to transform the level of care of pediatric oncology and hematology patients across the Upstate. Additionally, they have been able to fund $50,000 more towards a therapy dog at the St. Francis Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Center and donate more than $430,000 to build the Dr. Cary E. Stroud Camper Care Center at Camp Courage.Make-A-Wish South Carolina granted 209 wishes in 2019, providing kids with hope, renewed energy and strength, while aiding them in facing their conditions and in healing. The transformational experience of a wish also unites communities and brings families closer together.Pendleton Place opened Greenville’s first Youth Drop-in Center for homeless, at-risk youth and provided hundreds of healthy meals to teenagers in foster care.See related And That’s a Wrap(up)! Highlights from the SYNNEX LAVNCH DaysSYNNEX Share the Magic is an annual fundraising initiative created by SYNNEX Corporation to provide the much-needed funding for Upstate, South Carolina children and youth facing incredible challenges such as life-threatening illnesses, abuse, neglect or developmental delays. Since its inception in 2011, more than $12 million has been raised to fund programs that give Upstate children and their families the tools and resources they need to build better lives.Here is more information about Share the Magic.
Quantenna announced that they have achieved over 2Gbit/s total throughput for Wi-Fi network performance. This was attained by connecting multiple laptops with commercially available Intel Wireless-AC 9260 2x2AC MIMO wireless modems to a Quantenna-based 8×8 MIMO access point and utilizing the latest Wi-Fi features such as multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO). This significant breakthrough demonstrates once again Wi-Fi’s constant evolution and the importance of performance optimization and interoperability testing. Users globally benefit from reliable high-performance connectivity which enables simultaneous use of demanding applications such as video streaming, online gaming, or remote cloud access.Quantenna’s Wi-Fi 6 QSR10GU-AX Plus chipset provides integrated dual-band, dual-concurrent 2.4GHz, and 5GHz functionality, supporting up to a maximum speed of 10Gbps and 12 simultaneous streams. It includes the SmartScan feature that offers enhanced radar detection and spectrum analyzer capabilities with wide frequency range analysis. The QSR10GU-AX Plus also supports advanced MU-MIMO schemes, allowing for transmission to multiple devices at the same time. The Intel Wireless-AC 2X2 160 MHz delivers Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds and includes two antennas for reliable connections, making it possible for users to experience smooth gaming and 4K UHD video streaming, and fast file transfers and backups on their devices. Click here for more information.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has dropped five players from his provisional squad for this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.The Franco-German tactician has trimmed his squad from 30 to 25 players.The players dropped from the World Cup squad include goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye, defenders Uche Agbo and Stephen Eze as well as forwards Moses Simon and Junior Lokosa.The World Cup list will be trimmed again from 25 to 23 players after the friendly match with England at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.FIFA deadline for the submission of various 23-man squads for the tournament is Monday, June 4.Related
Honda has unveiled its new seven-seater SUV, the BR-V. Honda revealed the car at the GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) and plans to start selling the car in Indonesia from this year only.The BR-V sports a squarish look from the front and features a chrome grille with projector headlamps. The car gets a big front bumper with a big air dam and also chrome-ringed fog lamps. A skid plate is also present in the front bumper.The rear of the car is inspired from Honda’s own Mobilio. Even from the sides the car looks like the Mobilio due to similar looking doors. The rear tail lamps look refreshing and are connected by a thin strip of LED lighting.The Indonesia spec BR-V sports the same 1.5-litre iVTEC petrol engine as seen on the City but it is mated to a six-speed manual or a CVT in the BR-V. A diesel version has not been announced yet but the car could get a diesel engine before heading to India next year.