Archive for August 2nd, 2016

Everything you need to know about Cowes Week

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016:

When Aug 6-13 2016 (01983 295744; What Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week is the season’s most laid-back event, with sails billowing gloriously on the Solent. This sailing regatta takes place over a week in the demanding five-mile-wide channel between the Isle of Wight and the south coast of England. The partying happens afloat and on shore. Why Cowes has really got its act together ashore, including huge screens live-streaming the racing action and loads of music, bars and activities for all ages. Don’t miss The fireworks are a must-see: they take place at 9.30pm on the harbour on the […] Read More →

Fitbit beats second-quarter earnings expectations

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016:

Shares of Fitbit Inc. FIT, -3.87% were up 1% after hours Tuesday after the company beat second-quarter earnings expectations. Fitbit reported net income of $6.3 million, or 3 cents per share, down from $17.7 million, or 7 cents per share in the year-earlier period. It reported adjusted earnings per share of 12 cents, above the FactSet consensus of 11 cents. Revenue was $587 million, up from $400 million in the year-earlier period and above the FactSet consensus… […] Read More →

Olympics-Swimming-Australia mourns death of oldest Olympian

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016:

By Alan Baldwin RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Australia mourned the death of its oldest Olympian on Tuesday after former swimming coach and modern pentathlete Forbes Carlile passed away in Sydney at the age of 95. Carlile coached Australia at the 1948 London Games and competed in Helsinki in 1952. The national Olympic Committee said he was the only Australian to participate in a Games as a coach before competing. Known for his pioneering work on tapering and elite training methods, he returned to coaching the Australian swimming team at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and then the Dutch […] Read More →

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