0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Sports Quarterback Guru Steve Clarkson and Adidas Football Partner to Advance Quarterback Training and Technology New Collaboration Set to Help Aspiring Quarterbacks Reach Their Optimal Performance From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 | 1:21 pm Subscribe Steve Clarkson Dreammaker LLC and Adidas Football today announced a multi-year national partnership designed specifically to enhance quarterback training and technology to further develop aspiring quarterback talent. The partnership will focus on differentiation through both product and training to advance athletes’ performance.The program will include technology advancement in coaching technique, performance training, wearable product technology, and key event activation, both on and off the field. The partnership with Clarkson marks the first ever Private Quarterback-Coach focused partnership for a global sports brand.Renowned Quarterback Coach Steve Clarkson is no stranger to quarterback building and discovery, most notably featured on CBS 60 Minutes for developing young quarterbacks David Sills and Tate Martell, who received Division 1 college scholarships at the ages of 13 and 14 respectively. In April, Clarkson was designated by the Los Angeles Daily News as one of the “Top 50 Most Powerful People in Sports in all of Los Angeles,” (the only QB coach to receive the designation).The new partnership will also integrate adidas Football into eight quarterback specific national event activations (Pasadena, CA, Austin, TX, San Diego, CA, Atlanta, GA, San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, Santa Monica, CA, and Philadelphia, PA), where quarterbacks will receive top-tier training on the field using the most advanced adidas Football training tools and technology. Off the field, athletes will have unparalleled access to quarterback focused training technology, including the world’s first Virtual Reality Steve Clarkson Quarterback Experience, designed to enhance cognitive off-field skills and techniques, developed by Eon Sports.“The game of football has advanced and evolved, and so have the training tools, technology, design and style,” said Steve Clarkson. “The innovation and energy behind the new adidas team gets me excited. It gets our Quarterbacks excited (and they are the true Trendsetters). We look forward to being a part of the new aggressive direction of adidas Football.”The partnership will also integrate into Clarkson Trendsetters Worldwide platform, founded in 2014, a highly selective multimedia platform designed to provide quarterbacks with the exposure, accessibility and knowledge-base necessary to succeed at the highest levels of athletic participation. The Trendsetting QBs will be the very first to use and test the newest and future adidas technology innovations — the same access to technology designed for the world’s most elite NFL and college athletes.“We’re excited to be partnering with Steve and his quarterbacks for the collaboration and design of products for the quarterback of the future,” said Mark Daniels, VP of adidas US team sports. “We already have some game-changing concepts to help QB performance and speed in development and this new partnership continues to build on the vision for adidas Football.”For more information on Steve Clarkson Dreammaker please visit: http://www.steveclarksondreammaker.comAbout Steve ClarksonSteve Clarkson is considered the nation’s preeminent coach of quarterbacks, having had great success as a private coach and tutor for some of the finest quarterbacks at the professional, college and high school levels. Clarkson has coached more than 200 Division I-A quarterback starters and 40 + NFL quarterbacks. Clarkson’s tremendous track record at tutoring QB’s has not gone unnoticed, as his work has been featured in an array of mainstream sports media outlets and publications such as CBS 60 Minutes, ESPN and The New Yorker.About AdidasAdidas develops high-performance and lightweight footwear, apparel and accessories for some of the greatest athletes and teams including more than 100 collegiate programs such as Arizona State, Indiana, Louisville, Miami, Mississippi State, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Texas A&M, UCLA and NFL stars DeMarco Murray of the Philadelphia Eagles, Jimmy Graham of the Seattle Seahawks, Von Miller of the Denver Broncos, Frank Gore of the Indianapolis Colts, Sammy Watkins and Mario Williams of the Buffalo Bills, and Eric Berry of the Kansas City Chief. Top of the News Community News Business News Your email address will not be published. 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North Macedonia considers scrapping aging coal plant, replacing it with solar FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:North Macedonia’s state-owned electric company Elektrani na Severna Makedonija (ESM) is planning to expand the generation capacity of the solar project it is building at its 125 MW TPP Oslomej coal plant near Kičevo, in the west of the country.Originally tendered in April as a 10 MW solar facility, the project may be expanded to completely replace the lignite coal plant, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced.The bank, which is backing the €8.7 million project with €5.9 million, said the utility is evaluating scenarios to fully replace the old power plant. ESM is planning to expand the PV field and could eventually reach 125 MW of solar capacity through a modular approach, according to the EBRD.“This project of 10 MW is very important to us because it’s a nice unit – the first large scale plant,” announced the utility. “It can then be cloned and multiplied to fulfill our strategy further down the line. It’s a pilot project for the future and it’s a power plant all by itself.”The EBRD said the Oslomej coal plant is being kept active at a minimum service level and is being used mainly as a reserve in case of problems elsewhere in the system.The utility has planned for years to prolong the life of the 39-year-old coal plant by another 30 years, even though the associated lignite coal mine in Kičevo is almost depleted. In 2015, the utility conducted a feasibility study into modernizing the plant by using imported coal with higher calorific value. The study concluded such a move would cost €145 million and require a four-year construction timeframe. “According to the estimations, the production price of electricity after the eventual modernization of TPP [thermal power plant] Oslomej is estimated to be above €61/MWh,” the ESM said in a document about the feasibility study.More: North Macedonian utility embraces solar at expense of coal
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Angels acquired right-handed reliever Felix Peña from the Chicago Cubs for cash considerations or a player to be named on Monday.Peña, 27, has posted a 4.98 ERA with the Cubs in 36 games over the past two seasons, covering 43-1/3 innings. He has 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings in the majors. Peña throws mostly a 95 mph fastball, with a slider.In order to create a spot for Peña on the 40-man roster, the Angels designated left-hander Jason Gurka for assignment. Gurka had been claimed on waivers late this season, and he faced five batters in three games in the majors in September.
LOS ANGELES >> Clayton Kershaw was halfway between the mound at Dodger Stadium and the home dugout when he tilted his head up, raised his left arm and shook a closed fist. There was relief. In the top of the first inning, Kershaw threw 33 pitches, nearly a third of his total workload Saturday night, loading the bases with one out. Then, the simmering drama between the Dodgers and Colorado Rockies faded. The left-hander dropped an 89 mph slider to strike out Ian Desmond and fanned Trevor Story on three pitches. “You have to have that mindset where you can’t give in,” Kershaw said. “That’s the biggest thing. Old cliché, one pitch at a time, really holds true. You kind of forget about what happened, try to make that next pitch and just keep doing that until they take you out.” Kershaw ultimately looked in prime form in the Dodgers’ 4-0 victory over Colorado, as they pushed their winning streak to a season-high nine games. It is also their longest since 2013. Over six scoreless innings, Kershaw struck out eight batters, walked one and gave up four hits. And after loading the bases in the top of the first, he went on to retire 13 consecutive Rockies. The run ended with two outs in the top of the fifth when Chris Rusin knocked a two-strike curveball into right field. “Clayton obviously has a way of finding another gear, another level,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. His turnaround was quick. Roberts said he never seriously considered asking a relief pitcher to warm up in the bullpen during the top of the first. But after Kershaw walked Mark Reynolds to load the bases with one out, his pitch count had reached 26 pitches and Roberts admitted, “it starts to get a little dicey there.” It ended as an encouraging performance for the Dodgers’ ace. Five days earlier in the same ballpark, Kershaw surrendered six runs, including a career-high four home runs, in a 10-6 win against the New York Mets, underscoring a suddenly nagging issue. Less than halfway through this regular season, he had seen 17 of his pitches clear the outfield walls — already the most homers he had given up in any season since he debuted in 2008. Roberts sensed Kershaw was eager to rebound. “Every time he takes the mound he’s on edge,” Roberts said. “Tonight, I think there was even more, if that’s even possible.” Presented with Roberts’ comments, Kershaw said, “Obviously, I didn’t want to pitch bad again. That’s about it.” With a win Saturday, the Dodgers added to their lead atop the National League West standings. When the weekend began, the Dodgers led the Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks by 1.5 games. After Saturday night, they were ahead of Arizona by 2.5 games and Colorado by 3.5 games. The Dodgers were positioned for the series sweep Sunday. The upstart Rockies split two of their previous series this season and took two out of three games in early April. Along with their nine-game winning streak, they have also won 15 of their last 16 games. “Seems like every night you find a different way to win, the confidence that you have coming to the field, like there’s no way you’re gonna lose,” Kershaw said. “That’s what it feels like. We come to the field pretty confident that we’re going to win the game.” A three-run third inning bolstered Kershaw’s effort Saturday, beginning with a leadoff home to straightaway center field by Joc Pederson, who turned on a first-pitch fastball. It continued a recent power surge. After Pederson’s solo blast, the Dodgers had homered in 16 consecutive games, the longest such streak in club history. A pair of runs followed. Yasmani Grandal singled on a hard-hit line drive to right field with one out, scoring Justin Turner from first base. Kershaw was walked with the bases loaded. He was the third straight batter Tyler Chatwood, the Rockies’ right-hander, walked. Chatwood, a Redlands native, struggled Saturday. In three and one-third innings, he allowed four earned runs and saw 11 batters reach base, eight of them by walks. It had been at least a decade since the Dodgers had been walked so many times in one game. Chatwood exited the game in the top of the fourth after Turner popped out. In the previous at-bat, he had walked Pederson The Dodgers scored their first run in the bottom of the second after an RBI single by Kike’ Herndandez brought in Logan Forsythe, who along with Yasiel Puig, had reached base by a walk. Hernandez was in the lineup at shortstop, replacing Corey Seager who remains day-to-day with a mild strain of his right hamstring. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error