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Greater Cincinnati was a playground Thursday for startup owners and entrepreneurial hopefuls, who took over locations throughout the region to show off their innovations and ideas.

Cincinnati played host for the first time to NewCo, a citywide festival celebrating more than 50 of the area’s startups. Cincinnati was one of only 12 cities worldwide to host the event.

Amsterdam, Barcelona, Portland and San Francisco also hosted the event, which aims to bring awareness to a region’s growing startup scene and encourage locals to explore the idea of launching their own ventures.

Some companies at NewCo Cincinnati broke news about their operations while others showed off their rapid growth. Some shared stories of their struggles in business.

Local residents and creatives alike took over more than 80 spaces throughout the city, with scheduled events, panels and product demonstrations.

At Montgomery Inn Boathouse in the East End, female startup owners at “The Innovation of Social Entrepreneurship” presentation talked about the struggles they faced as minorities in the startup field, which is largely dominated by men. Others spoke about how they felt a sense of purpose in innovating ways to help people.

Tonya Hurst, vice president of operations and strategy at Activate Cincinnati, a startup dedicated to motivating residents of impoverished neighborhoods to start their own businesses, talked about how her firm works with the community.

“Our focus isn’t the same as The Brandery or other accelerators in the area,” she said, speaking about the Over-the-Rhine accelerator that largely serves tech firms and businesses with high growth potential.

“The people we serve wouldn’t otherwise have access to the Internet to find out what The Brandery is,” she said. “Those are the people we want to work with.”

At Cintrifuse’s offices in Downtown Cincinnati, a leader from Exact Media, which has offices in Canada, New York and Cincinnati, told a crowd that they were expanding their headquarters in the Queen City.

“We love this area and are looking to maintain our growth potential here,” said David Grisim, Canadian managing director at the firm. Ray Cao, the company’s CEO said his office’s culture fits Cincinnati.

“There’s something germinating out here, and I think it’s impressive,” he said. “Especially when it comes to talent.”

Grisim said one of the purposes of participating in NewCo was to look for new employees for the company, which is set to expand to Europe and Asia in the coming months.

Exact Media wasn’t the only firm locally to share news about changes in operations: The day before the event, Queensgate-based startup DotLoop (which also participated in NewCo) announced that it was being acquired by Seattle-based online real estate giant Zillow Group for an undisclosed amount.

DotLoop offers a cloud-based service that allows people to view, revise, sign and transmit documents online.

“This event, combined with the deal between Dotloop and Zillow, shows us that we’re seeing something amazing happening with our startup scene,” said Eric Weissmann, director of marketing for Cintrifuse, which put on the event.

“It was an absolute success,” he said, with a turnout he estimated at nearly 900.

Article source: http://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2015/07/24/worldwide-startup-event-stops-cincinnati/30596913/


If you’re an Android enthusiast or developer, there’s a good chance you’ve either heard of or have already been to at least one Big Android BBQ event. These events are all about getting together with other like-minded individuals and learning more about Android, talking about Android, enjoying great BBQ and building relationships and networking with other attendees. It’s a popular two-day event that generally ends up with a full list of people and most ticket packages sold out. Up until now though the Big Android BBQ has only ever been in one place: Texas. This is a great regional location for the event and it certainly makes sense given the nature of BBQ being a common theme. Not everyone is capable of making it to Texas though, and that unfortunately could limit some people’s ability to take part. The good news, Big Android BBQ is heading out to Europe and arriving in Amsterdam on November 12th.

This European version of the event will not be too unlike that of the original happening a few weeks prior on October 22nd. In fact, much of the theme for talking points is to be the same or similar, but instead, sessions are going to be broken up into five different categories with each focusing on a certain group. This will allow people to have a more customized experience with what they’re trying to learn and engage with.

The five different categories for sessions will start with a category called “Hardcore Android” which will be an advanced category. There will also be a category dedicated to the Internet of Things called “Android Things,” as well as categories for pretty much anything android related called “Android and You,” and one focusing on auto and med tech called “World of Android.” Finally, there will also be a category which focuses on design and interaction called “Android Humans.” The whole event will take place over the course of three days, with the first two days (November 12th and 13th) being dedicated to the main event, and a third day (November 14th) dedicated to the “Code Kitchen” which will allow developers to test out the new skills and things they have learned with assignments and learning experiments with chances to win prizes. The Code Kitchen will also be open throughout the course of the event, and the third-day access will be separate from the first two days so going is optional. Each night also of course (because this is about BBQ too) will end with authentic Texas BBQ and beer, so you’ll want to stick around at the end of the evening before retreating back to your hotel for some rest. There are various different ticket packages available each offering a little more than the one before it, and if you need more details you can check things out at the official site from the source below.

Article source: http://www.androidheadlines.com/2015/07/big-android-bbq-visit-amsterdam-november-12th-14th.html



 


 


 

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Article source: http://music.yule.sohu.com/20150724/n417468237.shtml


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TRECHTINGSHAUSEN, Germany — A lively reception is underway as Dean Scribner, 67, of Arlington, Va. arrives at the inner courtyard of Reichenstein Castle, an 11th century fortress overlooking the Rhine.

But despite free-flowing libations and plentiful hors d’oeuvres, the aerospace scientist and his companions from the Tauck river ship Inspire don’t stay long. Wine glasses in hand, they soon are off to explore the four-floor-high, antique-filled stronghold’s labyrinthine corridors, rooms and battlements.

For this one evening, at least, it is their own private citadel.

“It’s wonderful to have this place all to ourselves,” says Scribner, pausing to talk before a private dinner on the castle grounds. “These special events are an elegant way to see things.”

Elegant, indeed. Long known for upscale tours on land, New England-based Tauck in recent years has been carving out a position as a leader in high-end river cruising with more intimate, exclusive and all-inclusive voyages than those offered by most other lines.

In addition to private events such as the evening at Reichenstein Castle, sailings on the Inspire and Tauck’s six other vessels feature upscale cuisine, spacious accommodations and highly choreographed shore tours that often include special touches.

Starting with an overnight stay in Amsterdam, this 12-night “Rhine and Moselle” departure includes a private tour of the Van Gogh-filled Kroller-Muller Museum near Nijmegen, The Netherlands with an art historian. In the vineyard-surrounded Moselle river town of Cochem, Germany, passengers follow a visit to the picture-perfect Reichsburg Castle with a private tasting at a nearby winery.

“You go places other tour groups don’t,” says Tauck fan Larry Adams, 73, of Dallas, after a stop at the ruins of the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine, a World War II landmark that is located in the infrequently visited town of Remagen. “We wouldn’t do a cruise with any other line.”

Among the unusual aspects of a Tauck sailing is the presence of three full-time tour directors in addition to the cruise director who serve as always-present guides, problem solvers, organizers and traveling companions. Most lines only staff vessels with a single cruise director.

Like other river lines, Tauck contracts with local guides to lead tours during most port stops. But the tour directors also accompany passengers on outings, backing up the local guides and assuring a seamless — and classy — experience. On a hot day in the ancient Roman city of Trier, Germany, one of the directors interrupts the local guides to buy the entire Tauck group ice cream at a local store. During a stop at the riverfront town of Boppard, Germany, another director takes a small group looking for more adventure up a nearby chairlift for a walk to a scenic overlooking — and then buys everyone a beer.

While relatively new to river cruising, and a small player in the segment (river giant Viking has nearly 10 times as many ships), Tauck is no stranger to European touring, having operated land tours on the Continent for decades, and it’s tapping its long-established connections with top local guides, attractions and restaurants in designing unusual cruise itineraries.

During a stop in Heidelberg, Germany, a visit to the imposing castle overlooking town is followed by brats and beer at an atmospheric brewpub just steps from the central square. In the Black Forest spa town of Baden-Baden, a walking tour ends with a private reception at the palatial Casino Baden-Baden.

The trip also includes a day in Luxembourg that features a stop at the American War Cemetery where famed American general George Patton is buried as well as an afternoon sailing through the castle-lined, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Middle Rhine Valley.

Like other Tauck ships, the Inspire offers unusually spacious cabins, with most rooms measuring 225 to 300 square feet. That’s as much as 50% bigger than the typical cabin on other river ships.

A key factor in the Tauck difference is that the line configures its vessels for fewer passengers than other brands with similar size ships while maintaining similar staffing levels. Launched in 2014, the 443-foot-long Inspire carries a maximum of just 130 passengers. AmaWaterways and Avalon ships of the same length on the Rhine carry 34 to 36 more passengers, respectively, while similar ships operated by Viking pack in as many as 60 more people.

The result is a higher crew-to-passenger ratio that river cruise veterans aboard Inspire say brings more attentive service.

“They really go above and beyond,” says Michelle Desio, 46, of Henderson, Nevada, who is trying Tauck for the first time after sailing with Viking and Uniworld.

Speaking on the Inspire’s open-air top deck as it sails past the German cathedral town of Cologne, Desio says her room steward raced off when she mentioned she was low on water, only to return moments later with four complimentary bottles. Another passenger she knows asked for a decaffeinated tea that the ship didn’t stock, and a crew member got off at the next port and bought some for her.

“Now that’s service,” she says.

Notably, all tours during the voyage are included in the fare, which isn’t always the case with river lines. In addition to meals, Tauck also includes unlimited complimentary beverages in its fares. Sodas, espresso drinks, wine, beer and even premium spirits are available for no extra charge at any time. Many other river cruise operators only offer complimentary wine and beer with lunch and dinner.

In addition, gratuities on Tauck as well as airport transfers are included in fares. So much is included, in fact, that the line doesn’t even bother to swipe credit cards when passengers arrive. Many leave without a bill.

All of the extra perks and all-inclusiveness come at a price, alas. Fares for the Inspire’s Rhine and Moselle cruises start at more than $400 per person, per day — notably higher than many of its rivals. Similar 12-night sailings from Avalon start at around $322 per day, while Viking offers nine-night Rhine sailings starting for as little as $258.

Still, passengers on board aren’t complaining.

“We would rather pay a little more and have a great experience, and that’s what Tauck gives you,” says Adams. “We’re already looking at what will be our next Tauck cruise.”

If you go …

Tauck offers 12-night “Rhine and Moselle” sailings on the 130-passenger Inspire from April through October. The one-way voyages between Amsterdam and Basel, Switzerland start at $4,890 per person, based on double occupancy, including all tours; meals; airport transfers; unlimited on-board drinks throughout the day including wine, beer and premium spirits; and gratuities.

Tauck also offers shorter, seven-night “Romantic Rhine” sailings between Amsterdam and Basel starting at $3,590 per person. Beginning in 2016, Tauck also will offer a third itinerary between Amsterdam and Basel, “The Rhine, Swiss Alps Amsterdam,” that pairs a seven-night cruise with two nights at a hotel in Bern, Switzerland. The trips start at $4,690 per person.

Other Tauck river itineraries include 14-night sailings between Amsterdam and Budapest on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers; seven-night sailings on the upper and lower Danube, often paired with included hotel stays and several days of touring on land; and voyages on the Seine and Rhone rivers in France.

Information: 800-468-2825; tauck.com.

For a deck-by-deck tour of Tauck’s Inspire, click through the carousel below.

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Article source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2015/07/17/tauck-river-cruise-rhine/30290537/


gay pride amsterdamSome 350,000 people are expected in Amsterdam over the coming week to celebrate Gay Pride. Brandon Hartley looks back at the event’s history and what you can expect during the week long 2015 edition

The annual celebration of gay, lesbian, and transgender culture first took place in Amsterdam in 1996. Since then, it’s become one of the city’s most popular summertime jubilees.

In its early days, the annual extravaganza was a bit smaller and a little wilder than it is now. Organisers have made efforts to tone down the amount of nudity in recent years during popular events like the colossal canal parade in order to make the celebration more family-friendly and accessible for a wider audience.

Gay Pride was originally launched to help strengthen the city’s gay friendly image while also drawing attention to important issues that impact citizens in the Netherlands and other nations around the world.

Today it features an extensive programme of events ranging from parties to film screenings and museum exhibitions. Over 350,000 visitors flood into the city for the celebration every year, making it one of the largest annual Gay Pride events in the world.

Not Just a Party

While many attendees go to Amsterdam Gay Pride to dance and have fun, it also serves as a reminder that there’s still much to be done for gay communities both here and abroad.

‘In terms of LGBT rights a huge amount has been achieved,’ Peter de Ruijter, chairman of gay rights lobby group COC told DutchNews.nl. ‘[Our] focus in the Netherlands is now on acceptance in daily life, in schools, sports clubs, amongst seniors and by religious groups.

A lot of effort by many people, initiatives and organisations is aimed at raising awareness and improving acceptance through lectures, discussions, and organising activities around (LGBT) diversity.’

The canal parade

The crown jewel in Amsterdam Gay Pride’s annual programme is definitely the canal parade. This year’s edition is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 1 August. Tens of thousands of spectators line up along the parade route to watch dozens of barges sail down the Prinsengracht and along the Amstel River. Many feature vibrant decorations and dancers in elaborate costumes, DJs, and sound systems powerful enough to shake nearby windows and set off car alarms.

In prior editions, the boats have been sponsored by Dutch corporations and even local politicians sometimes hop aboard them to ‘shake their groove thing’. An increasingly diverse array have appeared in recent years. The 2013 parade included a boat sponsored by the Dutch football association and featured an appearance by the the then manager Louis van Gaal. He even danced. Well, a little bit.

Pridestream

Can’t make it to the parade this year? You can still attend virtually via Pridestream. This innovative project will send an ‘empty’ boat down the waterways of Amsterdam but that doesn’t mean that they’re won’t be anybody on it.

Thousands of people around the world will climb aboard by logging on to Pridestream’s website. The boat, which is equipped with cameras, will offer virtual attendees a 360-degree panoramic view of the celebration.

Meanwhile, those along the parade route will be able to view video messages on its large screens that have been submitted by people from all around the world. For many of them, it’s not possible to celebrate Gay Pride events in their native countries. Pridestream will allow them to do so via the internet without fear of reprisals from government officials and others.

Gay Pride 2015

‘We have 160 events during the nine days of our festivals,’ AGP spokesman Danny de Vries told DutchNews.nl. ‘Sports, arts culture, debates, parties, etc. For everyone there is something to do.’ The full lineup can be found on AGP’s official website.

For those in search of an event that’s sure to be lighthearted and silly, there’s the International Drag Queen Olympics. It features events including the handbag discus and the 100 metre stiletto sprint in addition to fashion competitions. The 11th annual games will begin at 19:00 on 31 July at the Homomonument in the Westermarkt.

Article source: http://www.dutchnews.nl/features/2015/07/amsterdam-gets-ready-to-celebrate-gay-pride/


Amsterdam Dance Event Announces 2200+ Act Lineup For Its 20th Anniversary

ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event), one of the most prestigious dance music conferences in the world is approaching its milestone 20th anniversary, and in celebration of the same, they have announced a massive and diverse lineup, featuring over 2200 artists, who’ll be playing at 350 events over the span of 5 days. Some of the artists feratured on the lineup are Armin van Buuren, Axwell / Ingrosso, Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, David Guetta, Dubfire, Tiesto, Hot Since 82 amongst many others, with Anish Sood and Ankytrixx representing India at conference.

Scheduled to place from October 14-18, you can find the complete details for ADE here.

Article source: http://thebanginbeats.com/2015/07/24/amsterdam-dance-event-announces-2200-act-lineup-for-its-20th-anniversary/


Track and field is a unique sport that has a series of different events, showcasing an individual’s skill set in running, throwing or jumping. Most track clubs and programs have an athlete or two who bear all the pressure to produce for the entire program. In upper Manhattan, however, a young group of talented athletes is turning heads and creating a great deal of excitement.

The Chelsea Greyhounds is a track and field club for young student athletes who are making big statements with the exceptional results from their meets. In a team that consists of 11 talented young individuals, seven of them will be competing in next week’s Junior Olympics.

Normally it is an accomplishment if a club can herald one, two or maybe even three athletes who are competing at the highest level, but to have seven is a testament to not only the hard work of the athletes but also head coach Ron Guialdo’s dedication to the job as well. He has put together a culturally diverse team, as athletes from China, Japan and Israel and of Spanish descent are members of the club.

Guialdo, now in his sixth year with the club, detailed how he was able to take steps to create a very talented club.

“We went to our first nationals about three years ago,” Guialdo said, “I couldn’t believe how fast the kids were running. That changed how we were training, and I took courses to help with the kids. The biggest thing was to go out there and get whooped. I stepped back and said wait a minute. We stopped attending smaller meets and started prepping more for the bigger ones so the kids wouldn’t burn out before nationals.”

The results at nationals three years ago have proved to be exactly what the team needed because they have improved drastically since. Guialdo realized that the club had to travel outside of the city to destinations such as South Jersey, Philadelphia and Maryland, where clubs are known to have exceptional runners in each of those areas. The idea was to be the best, you have to compete against the best.

The club has seven athletes competing in various events next week, including the 1,500-meter, 1,800-meter, 300-meter, 800-meter, 200-meter, 100-meter, 400-meter hurdles and 110-meter hurdles.

With the tournament starting Monday, the team is very eager for their first set of events Wednesday. No matter how the events turn out, the Chelsea Greyhounds have proved to be winners already. Even with all the success the team has garnered, there is always an opening for anyone who wishes to compete on the Manhattan-based club.

“They just have to sign up and be committed,” Guialdo said “We charge $45 a month, but we take everyone. If you are on the field everyday practicing, we won’t turn you down.”

Article source: http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2015/jul/23/chelsea-greyhounds-junior-olympics-bound/


Greater Cincinnati was a playground Thursday for startup owners and entrepreneurial hopefuls, who took over locations throughout the region to show off their innovations and ideas.

Cincinnati played host for the first time to NewCo, a citywide festival celebrating more than 50 of the area’s startups. Cincinnati was one of only 12 cities worldwide to host the event.

Amsterdam, Barcelona, Portland and San Francisco also hosted the event, which aims to bring awareness to a region’s growing startup scene and encourage locals to explore the idea of launching their own ventures.

Some companies at NewCo Cincinnati broke news about their operations while others showed off their rapid growth. Some shared stories of their struggles in business.

Local residents and creatives alike took over more than 80 spaces throughout the city, with scheduled events, panels and product demonstrations.

At Montgomery Inn in the East End, female startup owners at “The Innovation of Social Entrepreneurship” presentation talked about the struggles they faced as minorities in the startup field, which is largely dominated by men. Others spoke about how they felt a sense of purpose in innovating ways to help people.

Tonya Hurst, vice president of operations and strategy at Activate Cincinnati, a startup dedicated to motivating residents of poor neighborhoods to start their own businesses, talked about how her firm works with the community.

“Our focus isn’t the same as The Brandery or other accelerators in the area,” she said, speaking about the Over-the-Rhine accelerator that largely serves tech firms and businesses with high growth potential.

“The people we serve wouldn’t otherwise have access to the Internet to find out what The Brandery is,” she said. “Those are the people we want to work with.”

At Cintrifuse’s offices in Downtown Cincinnati, Exact Media, which has offices in Canada, New York and Cincinnati, told a crowd that they were moving their headquarters to the Queen City.

“We love this area and are looking to maintain our growth potential here,” said David Grisim, Canadian managing director at the firm. Ray Cao, the company’s CEO said his office’s culture fits Cincinnati.

“There’s something germinating out here, and I think it’s impressive,” he said. “Especially when it comes to talent.”

Grisim said one of the purposes of participating in NewCo was to look for new employees for the company, which is set to expand to Europe and Asia in the coming months.

Exact Media wasn’t the only firm locally to launch big news about changes in operations: The day before the event, Queensgate-based startup DotLoop (which also participated in NewCo) announced that they were to be acquired by Seattle-based online real estate giant Zillow Group for an undisclosed amount.

DotLoop offers a cloud-based service that allows people to view, revise, sign and transmit documents online.

“This event, combined with deal between Dotloop and Zillow shows us that we’re seeing something amazing happening with our startup scene,” said Eric Weissmann, director of marketing for Cintrifuse, which put on the event.

“It was an absolute success,” he said.

Weissmann said he was pleased with the turnout of people at the event, which he estimated at nearly 900.

Article source: http://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2015/07/23/worldwide-startup-event-makes-stop-cincinnati/30596913/


On Thursday (July 23), Amsterdam Dance Event announced the first acts for its 20th-anniversary edition this fall.

Dutch dance headliners like Tiësto, Hardwell and Martin Garrix will coexist with underground stalwarts like Seth TroxlerDamian Lazarus and the Martinez Brothers on the festival’s deep and diverse lineup.

Amsterdam Dance Event Dips Into Caribbean Waters With Second Electric Festival

Billed as the “biggest club festival in the world,” the long-running industry conference will encompass performances by 2,200 artists at 300 events spread across 100 venues. 

Check out the official 2014 after-movie below:

Amsterdam Dance Event will take place from October 14-18 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Amsterdam Dance Event Lineup:

Me (DE), Adam Beyer (SE), Adriatique (CH), Agoria (FR), Alan Fitzpatrick (GB), Alesso (SE), Andhim (DE), Antal (NL), Anthony Parasole (US), Apollonia (FR), Armin van Buuren (NL), Art Department (CA), Axwell ? Ingrosso (SE), Black Coffee (ZA), Bonobo (GB), Boris Werner (NL), Carl Cox (GB), Cassy (AT), Cleavage (NL), Chris Liebing (DE), Cristian Varela (ES), Damian Lazarus (GB), Dauwd (GB), Dave Clarke (GB), David Guetta (FR), De Sluwe Vos (NL), Dimitri Vegas Like Mike (BE), DJ Rush (US), DJ Sneak (CA), DJ Qu (US), Donato Dozzy (IT), Dubfire (US), Fernanda Martins (BR), Fort Romeau (GB), GE-OLOGY (US), George FitzGerald (GB), Green Velvet (US), Guti (AR), Happa (GB), Hardwell (NL), Henrik Schwarz (DE), Horse Meat Disco (gb), Hot Since 82 (UK), Hunee (DE), I-F (NL), Ici Sans Merci (NL), Ida Engberg (SE), Jeff Mills (US), Joran van Pol (NL), Joris Voorn (NL), Joseph Capriati (IT), Julian Jeweil (FR), Karmon (NL), Kate Boy (SE), Kollektiv Turmstrasse (DE), Kolombo (BE), Kraak Smaak (NL), Len Faki (DE), Leon Vynehall (US), Levon Vincent (US), Maceo Plex (US), Machinedrum (US), Malawi (NL), Marcel Fengler (DE), Markus Schulz (US), Martin Garrix (NL), Matador (IE), Matthias Tanzmann (DE), Menno de Jong (NL), Midland (GB), Monika Kruse (DE), Moodymann (US), Nicky Romero (NL), Nicole Moudaber (GB), Nina Kraviz (RU), Noisia (NL), Nuno dos Santos (NL), Octave One (US), Odesza (US), Oliver Heldens (NL), Osunlade (US), Pan-Pot (DE), Paul Oakenfold (GB), Perc (GB), Petar Dundov (HR), PETDuo (BR), Petre Inspirescu (RO), Posij (NL), Raresh (RO), Rebekah (GB), Rebolledo (MX), Ricardo Villalobos (CL), Richie Hawtin (CA), Robert Hood (US), Robin Schulz (DE), ROD (NL), Romare (GB), Ron Morelli (US), Ron Trent (US), Rødhåd (DE), Sandrien (NL), Santé (DE), Scuba (UK), Seth Troxler (US), Showtek (NL), Sidney Charles (DE), Solomun (DE), Speedy J (NL), Stanislav Tolkachev (UA), Stefano Noferini (IT), Surgeon (GB), The Gaslamp Killer (US), The Hacker (FR), The Martinez Brothers (US), Tiësto (NL), Truss (GB), Tsepo (NL), Tyree Cooper (US), Vicetone (NL), Yellow Claw (NL) and more.

Article source: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/dance/6641838/amsterdam-dance-event-20th-anniversary-lineup


Track and field is a unique sport that has a series of different events, showcasing an individual’s skill set in running, throwing or jumping. Most track clubs and programs have an athlete or two who bear all the pressure to produce for the entire program. In upper Manhattan, however, a young group of talented athletes is turning heads and creating a great deal of excitement.

The Chelsea Greyhounds is a track and field club for young student athletes who are making big statements with the exceptional results from their meets. In a team that consists of 11 talented young individuals, seven of them will be competing in next week’s Junior Olympics.

Normally it is an accomplishment if a club can herald one, two or maybe even three athletes who are competing at the highest level, but to have seven is a testament to not only the hard work of the athletes but also head coach Ron Guialdo’s dedication to the job as well. He has put together a culturally diverse team, as athletes from China, Japan and Israel and of Spanish descent are members of the club.

Guialdo, now in his sixth year with the club, detailed how he was able to take steps to create a very talented club.

“We went to our first nationals about three years ago,” Guialdo said, “I couldn’t believe how fast the kids were running. That changed how we were training, and I took courses to help with the kids. The biggest thing was to go out there and get whooped. I stepped back and said wait a minute. We stopped attending smaller meets and started prepping more for the bigger ones so the kids wouldn’t burn out before nationals.”

The results at nationals three years ago have proved to be exactly what the team needed because they have improved drastically since. Guialdo realized that the club had to travel outside of the city to destinations such as South Jersey, Philadelphia and Maryland, where clubs are known to have exceptional runners in each of those areas. The idea was to be the best, you have to compete against the best.

The club has seven athletes competing in various events next week, including the 1,500-meter, 1,800-meter, 300-meter, 800-meter, 200-meter, 100-meter, 400-meter hurdles and 110-meter hurdles.

With the tournament starting Monday, the team is very eager for their first set of events Wednesday. No matter how the events turn out, the Chelsea Greyhounds have proved to be winners already. Even with all the success the team has garnered, there is always an opening for anyone who wishes to compete on the Manhattan-based club.

“They just have to sign up and be committed,” Guialdo said “We charge $45 a month, but we take everyone. If you are on the field everyday practicing, we won’t turn you down.”

Article source: http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2015/jul/23/chelsea-greyhounds-junior-olympics-bound/