Source: National Swimming Pool Foundation Classes will educate health officials about how to meet and inspect for compliance with the federal P&SS Act's requirements. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) is hosting 19 free National Pool and Spa Training Sessions, one longer Safety Event (also free), plus periodic webinars in 2011 to educate health officials about the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act). Training will be held in locations throughout the United States. A schedule of locations, dates, and times can be found at http://www.NSPF.org/Resources/spa_safety/Training.aspx. Contact Amanda Rogers to sign up at Amanda.Rogers@nspf.org, or call 719-540-9119. Public health inspectors, aquatics managers, state and local health officials and regulators are encouraged to attend and participate in this critical learning opportunity. In September 2010, the NSPF® was awarded a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) contract, through Erica Lane Enterprises, to help bring all public pools and spas into compliance with the P&SS Act. The NSPF-hosted National P&SS Act Training Sessions and Safety Event will include educational materials and demonstrations, methods of compliance, background on the federal law, the types and causes of entrapment, how to effectively conduct compliance inspections and how to educate facilities managers about compliance with the Act. In the coming months, NSPF will coordinate P&SS Act Training Sessions in conjunction with various state associations, including the National Environmental Health Association's (NEHA) Annual Educational Conference in Columbus, Ohio. The second National P&SS Act Safety Event (a 5-hour course) was held in concert with the Orlando Pool & Spa Show in Florida, on Feb. 10. A CPSC representative will be present to answer questions, and the event will be videotaped and subsequently posted on the web as a free resource for those who could not attend at http://www.nspf.org/Resources/spa_safety/Training.aspx. The National P&SS Act Training Sessions and Safety Events provide the useful technical information essential to meeting the CPSC's goal to educate state and local health officials on compliance procedures as outlined by guidance documents provided by the CPSC. The P&SS Act required all public pools and spas to come into compliance by December 19, 2008, and it is believed that many have not yet made the necessary changes. About NSPF The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) is a non-profit organization founded in 1965, giving back over $3.7 million in the past seven years to fund grants to prevent illness, injury, and drowning, and to demonstrate the benefits of aquatic activity. NSPF® is the leading educator for professionals who service and operate public and private pools and spas and for public health officials who are responsible for pool safety. NSPF has a long history of working with environmental health officials and health departments. NSPF® has given over 1.1 million dollars in grants since 2003 to help prevent recreational water illness, drowning, injuries and chemical exposure. To learn more visit www.nspf.org.
Gillette Stadium, home of the four-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, recently installed seven NanoLumens® NanoSlim™ solutions to create a 21st Century fan engagement experience.
ATLANTA, November 23, 2015 – With fan satisfaction at the forefront, the New England Patriots sell out Gillette Stadium for every home game, rallying the fans week after week to give the Patriots one of greatest home-field records of all-time.read more
Source: Dewberry Firm
New capacity, expanded capabilities underpin prominent Houston-based firm
Fairfax, VA, November 20, 2015 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced today the acquisition of Wilson Architectural Group. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Wilson is a nearly 40-person architectural firm with a portfolio of healthcare, corporate and commercial, industrial, sports and recreation, laboratories, and civic buildings in Houston and throughout Texas. During integration, the Houston office will be known as and will do business as Dewberry | Wilson.read more
Source: Major League Football Inc.
Lakewood Ranch, FL, November 19, 2015 - Major League Football, Inc. (OTCQB: MLFB) ("MLFB", the "League" or the "Company"), a new, professional spring-football league scheduled to kick off in 2016, announced today that they have entered into an agreement with STACK Media to bring unique content to football audiences throughout the nation while also developing sponsorship and digital product opportunities for Major League Football.read more
Source: National Sporting Goods Association
Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Famer Joachim Schröder Passes Away at Age 65
MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (November 19, 2015) – The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) was informed today that Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame member Joachim Schröder passed away on November 10. Schröder, 65, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.read more
Top Architects, Telcos and IBM Digital Designers to ‘Wire’ Immersive Fan Experience from Home to Venue
November 19, 2015, ARMONK, N.Y. –IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the Sports and Entertainment Global Consortium, which was created to design, build and deliver the ultimate fan experience. IBM also announced the new Sports, Entertainment and Fan Experience consulting practice led by Jim Rushton, who joins IBM after serving as Chief Revenue Officer of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium.read more
Colombia-based Bodytech Corporation Unveils a New Era of Indoor Cycling for Its Members
(Bogota, Colombia – November 17, 2015) – Bodytech Corporation, the preeminent full-service health club with 140+ locations spanning across three Latin American countries (Colombia, Peru and Chile), has announced the launch of its first RealRyder® Indoor Cycling Program in Bogota. Known for the “un-stationary” multi-planar movement that allows riders to better simulate outdoor riding mechanics, the RealRyder Bikes are providing Bodytech members with a more premium indoor cycling experience. Members will reap the many biomechanical, metabolic and functional training benefits that cannot be achieved using a conventional (“fixed”) indoor bike. (A video showcasing the program can be viewed here.)read more
Source: Sports Turf Managers Association
Pioneers in Baseball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Sporting Grounds Receive Industry’s Highest Honor
(LAWRENCE, Kan.) – Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the professional association for 2,600 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide – today announces its 2015 “Field of the Year Award” winners.
Since 1992, STMA’s Field of the Year Award is presented to members who manage baseball, football, soccer, softball and other sporting grounds at the professional, collegiate, schools (K-12) and parks and recreation level. The 2015 winners are listed below:
Pittsburgh … Power management company Eaton today outlined how recently acquired Ephesus Lighting, a Syracuse, N.Y.-based manufacturer of connected light-emitting diode (LED) lighting solutions for sporting venues and high lumen outdoor and industrial applications, will create new value for a wide range of customers. Ephesus Lighting is a market leader in high output controlled lighting solutions that harness advanced electronic design technology to bring lighting into the digital age.read more