Columbia Sportswear To Unveil U.s., Canadian And Russian Olympic Freestyle Ski Uniforms

In addition to Deer Valley Resorts Freestyle World Cup press conference, Columbia Sportswear will issue a complete press kit, including a news release and digital b-roll. Members of the media interested in either receiving this press kit, or additional background on the uniform press conference can contact the Columbia Sportswear Public Relations team at publicrelations@columbia.com . For complete Deer Valley Freestyle World Cup event details or to register for the press conference, please contact Emily Summer at esummer@deervalley.com or by calling 435-645-6522. About Columbia Sportswear Columbia, the flagship brand of Portland, Oregon-based Columbia Sportswear Company, has been creating innovative apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment for outdoor enthusiasts since 1938. Columbia has become a leading global brand by channeling the companys passion for the outdoors, and an innovative spirit of trying stuff, into technologies and performance products that keep people warm, dry, cool and protected year-round. More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/02/or-columbia-sportswear-idUSnBw025816a+100+BSW20140102












Columbia student by day, Korean pop star by night



Like Miley Cyrus Disney Channel character, Hannah Montana, AJ leads a double life international heartthrob on one half of the Earth, psych major living in a dorm room on the other. To date, his boy band has released five studio albums and 12 EPs that have produced 24 singles, totaling well over a quarter of a million records sold worldwide. U-KISS kicks off its first US mini-tour at the Best Buy Theater Thursday night. Like virtually every boy band, each guy has a persona. AJ is the serious one, rapping about girls, girls and more girls. Fans even have a nickname for themselves KissMes. More: http://nypost.com/2014/01/08/columbia-student-by-day-korean-pop-star-by-night/





Inspired by Greatness: Columbia Unveils 2014 Olympic Uniforms for U.S., Canadian, and Russian Freestyle Ski Teams



We were incredibly impressed with the level of interaction we had with Columbias design team, said U.S. freestyle mogul skier Heather McPhie. They met with us several times and genuinely wanted to learn about what we needed. To be included in the design process like that was fantasticthat is exactly what it takes to create world-class uniforms like these. Based on extensive athlete input, Columbias design team integrated a slew of homepage innovative details such as a unique snow camouflage pattern to help mask body movementa key judging componentfor moguls skiers. The uniforms also feature a patent-pending Columbia-designed ultra-lightweight and low-profile LightRail Zipper which is bonded united states directly onto laser-cut fabric, completely eliminating the need for zipper tape and resulting in the lightest-weight waterproof zipper in the world. But technology is only part of the storyfresh graphics and prints reflect unexpected and inspiring energy while honoring each countrys distinct iconography. Customizable components like interchangeable shoulder patches, custom nameplates, and removable pockets allow the athletes to make the uniform their own without compromising the cohesive look of the team. More: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/inspired-greatness-columbia-unveils-2014-000000600.html





Columbia Gas: Restoration of gas in Lorain county nearly complete



Jonathan Sessions, a member of the Columbia school board, said he was saddened by the news that Belcher was leaving but felt confident that the Columbia Public Schools system would still benefit from Belcher's future work at MU's College of Education. "Columbia Public Schools will continue to receive the benefits of Dr. Belcher's knowledge, skills and experience through his leadership development position at the University of Missouri-Columbia," Sessions said. In an emailed statement, Daniel Clay, dean of the College of Education at MU, said that in his position at MU, internet Belcher will work with school superintendents and principals around the state and will teach in the school's educational leadership program. "He is a highly respected visionary and leader in public education who has demonstrated a commitment to continuous improvement," Clay said in the statement. More: http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/169785/columbia-public-schools-superintendent-announces-retirement/





Columbia Public Schools superintendent (visit) announces retirement



Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. 1 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Columbia Gas: Restoration of gas in Lorain County nearly complete Crews are asking homeowners who are home to put their porch lights on. Tom Beres, Lynna Lai, and Will Ujek, WKYC 1:07 p.m. EST January 8, 2014 natural gas (Photo: AP) SHARECONNECT TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE LORAIN COUNTY -- Wednesday morning, Columbia Gas says a few hundred of the 2,700 homes and businesses that were affected by a large natural gas outage since Monday evening are still without gas. Mostly Columbia Gas customers in North Ridgeville, including the neighborhoods of Pioneer Ridge and Waterbury; southeastern Elyria; and Eaton Township were affected. Columbia Gas had hoped to have all service restored by midnight Wednesday, however, crews were forced to temporarily halt their efforts because of a spike in demand. More: http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/health/2014/01/07/columbia-gas--2700-waiting-for-gas-to-be-restored/4358373/