Usa Triathlon Prepares For Return To Milwaukee

USA Triathlon’s Age Group National Championships is returning to Milwaukee in August 2014.

Representatives of Colorado Springs, Colo.-based USA Triathlon said Oct. 1 they look forward to another event in Milwaukee. aMilwaukee proved to be an excellent host in 2013 and the support from the city, as well as key organizations and individuals, helped make the event memorable for nationas top amateur triathletes,a said Rob Urbach , USA Triathlonas CEO. An Olympic-distance race scheduled for Aug. 9, 2014 consists of a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike race and 10-kilometer run. A sprint race on Aug. 10, 2014 is comprised of a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike race and 5-kilometer run. Both races will include the nationas top age-group fields and qualify members for Team USA, a select group of amateur triathletes who will represent the U.S. at the 2015 International Triathlon Union World Championships in Chicago. Athletes who have qualified for Olympic-Distance Nationals between July 10 and Sept. 15 will receive an email during the week of Sept. 30 with registration instructions. Additional qualifying emails will be sent as athletes qualify through Aug. 2, 2014. Athletes who have qualified for the distance nationals can visit usatriathlon.org for qualification information for 2014 Olympic-Distance Nationals.

X-Factor USA 2013 Spoilers! No Boot Camp, But Say Hello to “Four Chair Challenge”; Top Things You Should Know About New Twist [PHOTOS/VIDEO]

and Rachel Potter survive “X Factor” USA’s 4 chair challenge. The 10 remaining acts from each category will audition for their mentor. Tonight’s episode featured Kelly Rowland and the over 25’s. How does the “X Factor” 4 chair challenge work? The category mentor listens to an act and then decides whether the act is good enough to take a seat in one of 4 chairs. Those acts which are still seated after all 10 acts audition goes through to “X Factor” live programming. Now here’s the kicker. Just because an act is seated in one of the 4 chairs doesn’t mean they will stay there. Once the 4 chairs are filled, the mentor has the right to swap out acts and send one who is already seated home so that the chair can be filled with someone more deserving of a place on “X Factor” live shows. It was more like musical chairs than a 4 chair challenge for “X Factor” USA mentor Kelly Rowland. I think each act of her over 25 category had a seat at one time or another.

Knight Expands USA Truck Stake Amid Vow to Pursue Takeover

This season means contestants are set to sit on four chairs and hopefully, they stay seated until the finale for a shot at million dollar prizes and jumping start his (or her) singing career. Now the big question is: What is Four Chair Challenge and how will TXFU hopefuls compete to Top Final 3. In the Four chair challenge, TXFU hopefuls were grouped into four categories – – girls, boys, over 25 and groups. Each of these categories has mentor – -and the TXFU judges have been assigned each. Demi for the Girls; Paulina has the Boys, Kelly has Over 25s and SiCo has Groups. What could be a bigger shock in this weeks episode is how 218 contestants were reduced to Top 40 using the four chair challenge. The contestants, all 218 of them, were grouped to four categories and using the four chair challenge they were. Each mentor (TXFU judge) will handle ten contestants per group. The contestants sing their way to each chairs, representing each category. But they were advised not to be too comfortable sitting on the chair as they could be switched or finally sent home. To explain the mechanics of the four chair challenge, watch Mario Lopez on the video below. SiCo was the first to defend the new twist. “It’s very different than anything we’ve done. This is some of the most exciting TV we’ve made on one of these shows. It is dramatic, it is controversial, but we all love that, Simon says, according to RTE.ie. “People went nuts, half loving it and half hating it.” Find out the Top 40 to sing on live shows on The X-Factor USA, stay tuned for IBTimes-AU continuous coverage.

‘X Factor’ USA: The 4 chair challenge results for over 25 category

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(KNX) boosted its stake in USA Truck Inc. (USAK) and vowed to take the necessary steps to complete a hostile takeover of the short-haul carrier after its bid was rejected a second time. Knight increased its holding to 11.3 percent from 8 percent and said it has held talks with several of USA Trucks largest shareholders, who indicated their support for the $9-a-share offer, according to a filing today. USA Truck spurned the bid on Sept. 26, saying it substantially undervalues the company. We continue to believe that a combination of Knight and USA Truck is better positioned to deliver value for and is in the best interest of all of Knight and USA Trucks stakeholders, and we are prepared to take the necessary steps to make this combination a reality, Knight said today. Knight made public its offer to buy the Van Buren, Arkansas-based company in a $242 million transaction on Sept. 26, sending USA Truck shares soaring 36 percent, the biggest advance since its initial public offering in 1992. The combination would help allay risk in the short-haul carriers turnaround plan and help reverse eight consecutive quarters of net losses, said Knight, which is based in Phoenix. USA Truck rose 4.3 percent to $8.96 at the close in New York . The shares have more than doubled this year.