Also included will be the Mountain West Conference, Mid-American Conference and American Athletic Conference. The inaugural Bahamas Bowl will kick off in December 2014 at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium. Named for the Olympian track & field star, the stadium currently has a capacity of 15,000 people, but has the ability to be expanded to hold as many as 30,000. The agreement for the bowl is set for the next six seasons, beginning in 2014. “To be able to bring these five conferences together who have such strong commitments to academics and athletics is an honor,” Complete Sports Management president Lea Miller said . “To be able to create a new college football Bowl game with them with the support of the entire country of the Bahamas in a historic venue is a dream come true. As the college sporting world knows, this is yet another sporting event we’re bringing to the Bahamas after two highly successful years of the Battle 4 Atlantis, college basketball’s premier early season basketball tournament.” The conferences will be included in the bowl on a rotational basis. “As we have learned with our other bowls, student-athletes, coaches and fans get excited about a great destination. It’s hard to imagine a better destination than this wonderful country for a bowl game,” Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky said . “We are thankful for the support of The Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Lea Miller in providing not only a great venue, but a fantastic opportunity to showcase the hard work and dedication of our teams.” “The Sun Belt Conference is thrilled to be part of this new football bowl game,” said commissioner Karl Benson . “Our student-athletes and fans look forward to being able to enjoy the history and traditions of Nassau and the country of the Bahamas while at the same time being part of the history that will come with this event.” Last week, Conference USA was included in the rotation for the new Boca Raton Bowl. The Sun Belt has been connected with the new Camillia Bowl in Montgomery . According to USA Today , the conferences are expected to soon announce the creation of another game to be played at Marlins Park in Miami and anchored by the American Athletic Conference.
Markets open in 4 hrs 28 mins Boeing, ORACLE TEAM USA Partner to Recycle Composites in America’s Cup-Class Yacht – 7,000 lbs. of composites to be recycled using techniques created for 787 Dreamliner – Use and recycling of composites reduces environmental footprint of aircraft, yachts Press Release: Boeing 14 hours ago BA 119.46 SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing ( BA ) and ORACLE TEAM USA, winner of the 34th America’s Cup, are collaborating to recycle 7,000 pounds (about 3,175 kilograms) of carbon fiber of USA-71, a yacht built for the America’s Cup campaign in 2003. The hull and mast of the racing yacht will be processed and repurposed, a first-of-its-kind effort for what will likely be the largest carbon structure ever recycled. Boeing and ORACLE TEAM USA, working with research partners, will utilize a technique developed to recycle composite materials from Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, which is 50 percent composite by weight and 20 percent more fuel-efficient than similarly sized aircraft. Composite materials allow a lighter, simpler structure, which increases efficiency, and do not fatigue or corrode. In yachts, composite construction also provides the ability to develop a lighter vessel that is stronger and stiffer at the same time. “The introduction of composites in yacht construction was a major step in our sport. The materials and processes have continued to evolve, allowing us to build the high-tech, high-speed AC72 catamarans raced in this year’s America’s Cup,” said Chris Sitzenstock, ORACLE TEAM USA logistics. “Now, we have the ability to work with Boeing to take the next steps in composite recycling, and to help reduce our environmental footprint. We will also look to recycle carbon components remaining from the build of our yachts.” “Boeing leads the commercial aviation industry in increasing the use and recycling of composites to improve aircraft fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Billy Glover, Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president of market strategy. “We are very pleased now to work with ORACLE TEAM USA, which transformed the science of sailing to win the America’s Cup, to advance sustainability and the science of composite recycling.” Boeing and ORACLE TEAM USA will work with the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom and MIT-RCF, a South Carolina company specializing in repurposing carbon fiber components. In 2006 Boeing began collaborating with the University of Nottingham on carbon fiber recycling and they continue to work on recycling processes and technology to process the recycled fiber into new applications. USA-71’s hull will be cut into 4-foot sections and the mast will be chopped into manageable pieces before it is processed; about 75 percent of the recycled composites will come from the hull and the remaining 25 percent from the mast. Boeing and ORACLE TEAM USA expect to gather data about the mechanical properties, costs and time flows to recycle sailing-grade composite materials in comparison to aerospace-grade and automobile-grade composites.
Boeing, ORACLE TEAM USA Partner to Recycle Composites in America’s Cup-Class Yacht
A six year old boy drowned in the pool. It happened on the last leg of a four day Caribbean cruise. Police say the boy was at the pool with his 10-year-old brother when the incident occurred. Other passengers pulled the boy out and began CPR- but the child died at the scene. Police are investigating, but say the drowning appears to be accidental… North Carolina… a construction worker is electrocuted in Charlotte. It happened when a crane-operated lift hit high voltage power lines 40-feet in the air. The driver of that crane was killed instantly. Power crews de-energized the lines so firemen could bring the worker down. The site was full of workers, who are all being questioned as the investigation begins, although all signs point to this just being a tragic accident… California… the results are in from the World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on Half Moon Bay this morning.