The ECD Capital Classic Lacrosse Tournament
Congratulations to all Past Champions and thank you to all participating teams. We hope to see you again!
Varsity: Team 91 Carolina ’21 (NC)
2022: Virginia RoughRiders (VA)
2023: FCA Maryland White (MD)
2024: Madlax-Capital (DC)
2025: Madlax-Capital (DC)
2026: Looney’s Orange (MD)
2027: HoCo Pink (MD)
2028: Madlax-Capital (DC)
High School Varsity: FCA Maryland(MD)
2022-Browns: Team Carolina(NC)
2022-Dolphins: Hooville LC(VA)
2023: True Blue(NY)
2025: FCA Maryland(MD)
High School: Venom 2019 (VA)
2021: Team 91 MD (MD)
2022: Madlax-Captial 2022 (DC)
2023: Team Carolina 2023 (NC)
2024: Madlax-Capital 2024 (DC)
2025: Team 91 MD 2025 (MD)
2025/26: Team Carolina 2025 (NC)
2018: Top Tier (NC)
2019: Big 4 HHH (PA)
2020AA: Calvert Cannons (MD)
2020A: 3D Mid-Atlantic (VA)
2021AA: Greene Turtle (MD)
2021A: Chesapeake Storm (MD)
2022AA: Madlax-Capital (DC Area)
2022A: 3D Mid-Atlantic (VA)
2023: Madlax-Capital 2024 (DC Area)
2024: Bethesda (MD)
2024B/25: Team 42 2024 (MD)
Due to rain we had many Championship games canceled.
High School: No Champion. Lax Factory 2017 finished 3-0.
2019 A/B: No Champion. Koopers, Madlax, Hawks, 3D were all 3-0.
2020AA: Palm Beach Revolution
2020 A/B: Fusion LC
2021 Open: No Champion. Storm, Bethesda, Koopers, Cyclones were all 3-0.
2022AA: Palm Beach Revolution
2022/23 A/B: Hawks
2024 Open: No Champion. Bethesda and Madlax were both 3-0.
HSJV – True Blue (Long Island, NY)
U15AA – Sentry Mustangs (Dallas, TX)
U15A – True Indiana (Indianapolis, IN)
U13AA – Madlax-Capital (Greater DC area)
U13A – HOCO Lax 2019 (Howard Co., MD)
U13B – Lax Factory (Frederick, MD)
U11AA – Madlax-Capital (Greater DC area)
U11A – Hawks 2022 Green (Annapolis, MD)
U11B – Lax Factory (Frederick, MD)
U9AA – Kooper’s (Baltimore, MD)
U9A – Gonzo Lax (Carroll Co. , MD)
HSJV – Laker Future (NJ)
U15AA – Madlax-Capital
U15A – Tri-State (NJ)
U13AA – Madlax-Capital
U13A – Havoc Dune Dawgs (MD)
U13B – Roadhawks (NY)
U11AA – LI Express (NY)
U11A – Madlax-Rock (MD)
U9A – Arden (MD)
Writings about Members and the Organization
Members of the ECD Global Alliance are dedicated to helping raise awareness of Erdheim-Chester Disease. The following links provide access to news articles and videos about ECD patients and their families. If you would like to share a printed or televised story about ECD, please contact us about the publication to be included here.
Please note, there is great appreciation for all articles and information shared about ECD at the following sites and within the associated articles. However, at times some of the facts concerning ECD can be misconstrued. Please be aware some information about ECD in some articles may not be scientifically correct.
Follow the links to news feature stories focused on ECD patients and families.
Unexpected Hope in Israel
An Erdheim-Chester disease patient tells her hope-filled story for Rare Disease Day 2021.
A Ray of Hope Amid the Sorrow
The diagnosis of a rare disease punctuated by the gift of life, from an ECD spouse perspective.
A Spiritual Journey Through ECD
The journey to a diagnosis can be stressful for the entire family. Positive support is critical to a patient’s outlook and response to the news. Despite the effects of COVID and the rarity of his newly found disease, William Dean finds his path and fights to stay strong for his family. – By William Dean
Walking With Hope
“I studied everything I could about ECD and thought I had a death sentence coming very soon.” – by Hugh Welborn.
Difficult Journeys Lead to Beautiful Destination
I did every test under the sun to find out what it wasn’t. Finally, an answer; Erdheim-Chester Disease (ECD).
Fighting the Ultra Rare Erdheim-Chester Disease
Gerry Gallick shares his journey to an ECD diagnosis and how he has coped with the new normal.
I Am Rare
…after ten years of “What is going on, and I really am not a whiny woman,” I was diagnosed with Erdheim-Chester Disease.
Medical Miracle – The Result of a Mother’s Love
She had always wanted to be a mother, so it was a dream come true. On the other hand, with all of her health issues how would it ever work.
Football, Family, and Rare Disease
For many, fall time means pumpkin spice and sweaters, for others it’s the pigskin and gridiron: Football!
Relay for Life in Nashville
Joe along with 50 other friends, family, and community members, all wearing the ECD Awareness team shirts, took the opportunity to raise a great deal of awareness by informing all that where curious about ECD.
Fighting Rare Disease as a Family
After nearly 10 years of struggling, “Then the real stuff started to kick in…”
Teamwork key to treating patient’s rare blood cancer
Former sports journalist Joe Lofaro has little memory of Oct. 23, 2015, when his son Daniel loaded him into a car at his Martin, Tennessee, home and said, ‘Come on, Dad, we’re going for a ride.”
Connecting Caregivers with Resources and Support
“When you become very good at caregiving, you have to understand the difference between a ‘laugh cry’ and a ‘sad cry’,” he said as he addressed a room of people going through similar situations.
On Rare Disease Day, Experts Say ‘DON’T GIVE UP’
Rare Disease Day raises awareness of disorders that affect very few of us. An ECD patient in Washington shares her story of fighting to save her own life.
Tennessee ECD Patient Trying to Beat Rare Disease
Joe Lofaro raises awareness for Rare Disease Day in his community by sharing his story of battling this rare disease, no matter the obstacles.
|Caitlyn Captures Hope
“I, Caityln Walch, think ECD is very important. My grandpa was diagnosed with ECD about 2 years ago. That didn’t stop him though. Ever since I was born my grandpa took care of me so I will take care of him. And that’s why ECD is so important to me. Don’t give up because of ECD, it should only make you try harder.”
The Fresh Faces Project Stands With ECD Survivors: These Are Their Stories
ECD survivor Dawn Smith shares her journey living with this disease.
Patient Participates in Radio Interview for ECD Awareness Week 2017
An ECD patient, along with friends and family, set out to raise awareness of ECD and funding for the ECDGA with a local restaurant fundraiser! This radio interview helped spread the word.
The Boy with Erdheim-Chester Disease
An inspiring story of a 15-year-old diagnosed with an ultra-rare blood cancer found predominately in adults.
Erdheim Chester Disease Experience from a Chinese Patient: 2012 to 2017
A Chinese ECD patient and ECDGA volunteer tells about his journey with this rare illness.
ECD Global Alliance Volunteers Recognized During National Volunteer Week
From April 23 – 30, volunteers from around the world were acknowledged for their contributions to the ECD community.
Drug Trial Blog Reveals What It’s Like to be a Participant
ECD Global Alliance community member writes on his involvement in the Dabrafenib and Trametinib therapeutic trial at the National Institutes of Health.
DeRidder Thursday Study Club Supports Efforts to Fight Erdheim-Chester Disease
ECD Global Alliance president and founder, Kathy Brewer, spoke to a local club about the progress of the local non-profit.
N.B. woman calling on government to cover cost of life-saving drug
“It’s really hard knowing there is a drug out there that if I can’t get then my life is going to be over.” – Canadian patient with Erdheim-Chester Disease
Strength in Faith: Local pastor fights through illness with scripture
Hope, faith and community come together for this Erdheim-Chester Disease patient to strengthen his fight against this debilitating disease.
The Power of Faith
Holding strong to faith gives hope when terminally ill. Gerry Gallick tells the story of how he was diagnosed with a rare incurable blood disease, Erdheim-Chester Disease.
If I Die Tomorrow, God is Still in Control
“Despite the change that sickness has brought into Janet’s life, she welcomes each new day with open arms, and keeps the things that truly matter to her close by. This passage was written based on her everlasting optimism, and her radiant smile. ”
Newmarket man with rare disease must battle system for coverage
Canadian patient tells about his journey with ECD and of hopes for a better healthcare system.
Stafford teen to be pilot for a day
A teenager suffering from Erdheim-Chester Disease gets to spend a day with military pilots and aircraft and pilot an aircraft simulator in his own personalized flight suit.
The Exceptional: What Miraculous Recoveries Can Teach Us About Beating Cancer
An ECD patient is interviewed and quoted in Popular Mechanics on how vemurafenib has changed her life.
Fundraiser for Gurnal Jones
A fundraiser was held in honor of former Irondequoit and St. John Fisher College basketball standout, Gurnal Jones, who is battling a rare disease called Erdheim-Chester.
Rare disease marks first awareness week Sept. 14-18
This is Erdheim-Chester Disease Awareness Week, and Leslie and her husband, Rich, are not only calling attention to the medical condition, but raising money for research.
Mason City will serve as hub for worldwide rare disease fundraiser
Bob Rodgers and his wife, Phyllis, are hosting the ECD Angel of Hope Park-to-Park 5K Fun Run on Sept. 19 to raise funds and awareness of the rare disease. Bob was diagnosed with the rare Erdheim-Chester Disease following a knee injury.
2nd Annual International ECD Medical Symposium Discussed in NIH Newsletter
The August 2014 NIH Clinical Center Newsletter featured a story about the planned 2014 ECD Medical Symposium hosted by the NIH, in partnership with the ECD Global Alliance.
Bold Initiative to Transform Cancer Care
A video from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York that features an ECD patient, Rita, who is currently enrolled in the vemurafenib trial. Rita’s is a remarkable story that begins at the 2 minute, 22 second mark of this 5-1/2 minute video.
Bonnie Schulz faces the Erdheim-Chester Disease
A picture and story (story not available online) about Bonnie Schulz, a patient living with ECD.
Difficult to diagnose disorders gain support
A newspaper article written about Leslie Adler, and her experiences living with ECD.
Wife fighting to save others from rare disease after husband’s death
TV interview of Kathy and Charles, two members of the ECD Global Alliance. The interview explains what motivates Kathy, President of the ECD Global Alliance, to continue searching for better treatment options for ECD and supporting the ECD community.
Eva Melissa Barnett- Daddy’s Song
The daughter of an ECD patient has written and performed a song about her dad.
ECD WaltComer Video
Walt Comer, an ECD patient, and his wife tell of their experiences of living with ECD.
Blind newlyweds take life in stride despite challenges
An article about Kit, an ECD patient, and her husband, Rich.
NIH Rare Disease Day 2012
NIH film documenting Rare Disease Day at the NIH on Feburary 29, 2012. The first part of the video shows an ECD display and one of our members talking with Dr. Juvianee Estrada-Veras.
The former Bradford doctor having to adapt to a life-changing condition
Describes the exercise program, and related benefits, of one ECD patient, a former doctor who lives in the UK.
A Rare Disease Leaves a Man Feeling Blessed
An inspirational first person account from someone who is living with ECD.
*A version of the “A Man Blessed” story from above that does not require a subscription to the newspaper.
Erdheim-Chester Patient Gets Lungs
A short article appeared in the Japanese news media in September 2011. It states that the first lung transplant to an Erdheim-Chester Disease patient occured at Okayama University Hospital in Japan.
Angel Hearts Launches in Seymour
An article about a man, with Erdheim-Chester Disease, who with his wife has started a nonprofit orgnization called, ‘Angel Hearts’. The organization is dedicated to helping families who are in need because of medical conditions, including illness and injury.
Prescott Valley woman’s rare disease triggers fundraiser for research
An article about a patient and her husband , living in Arizona, who are working to help raise awareness of ECD and fund ECD research.
First Annual Gary Brewer Memorial Run
A local news story about a high school student who is working to raise money for ECD research.
POKIN AROUND: Cottleville, Missouri couple blindsided by rare, deadly disease
A local news story about a couple in Missouri who are learning to cope with Erdheim-Chester Disease.
Almost Alone: Jefferson County man is one of the few with Erdheim-Chester Disease
A local news story about a Hillsboro, Missouri man and his journey related to Erdheim-Chester Disease.
ECD Patient Meets Future Husband at a Scuba Dive Event
A news story about a young woman with Erdheim-Chester Disease (see story below) who met her future husband at a scuba dive event.
ECD Patient Interview: Long road to diagnosis for doctor with rare condition
A news story from the Yorkshire Post about a doctor who has been diagnosed with Erdheim-Chester Disease. He discusses his experiences in living with ECD.
ECD Patient Learns to Scuba Dive
A story about a young woman with Erdheim-Chester Disease who has been blinded by the disease. In spite of this she learned to scuba dive.
Last updated: March 15, 2021
ECD – Extreme Championship Drinking – TSHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE!
a while back i was as usual on a weekend night sitting at in the local tavern
a guy i know stopped in and i got up to shake and say hello
he sat down and we began to shoot the shit.
he mentioned how he was out of work because he got hit by a car he began to ramble on and on, hes a very talkative guy
i would consider this guy a close friend who i would go to war with but id tell him that, he talks too much and he would agree that im right
well he mentioned that he was getting into designing t-shirts
i continued tuning him out and nodding probably
but he began to pique my interest
he didnt tell me much about his designs and even if he did, he could only describe them which wouldnt mean much
but he said how he is committed to quality and the shirts he makes have to be on certain material and how he looks over his screenprinters shoulder when they are working
how he searched until he found a screenprinter that would let him in their shop and let him be involved in the QC process
i stopped tuning him out
then he was showing me his shirt (a shirt he bought at a store) and why he liked the quailty
i had a three floyds shirt on and he was like ‘stand up’
he closely examined the graphics and then wanted to see the tag to see what brand of t-shirt it was and what the materials were
at this point his main design which he had sold a bunch of is a river grove shirt
a few of you are aware of a music video and song i put together called RG Rap
this has sparked a large interest in hometown pride and shit like this is huge
well we kept talking after that night and i began to invest in this business to see what we could do
i purchased the domain name and built a website http://www. truevillainclothing.com
i had a load of stickers made
we kicked around probably 10 new designs in the coming weeks and by good friday we had 3 new designs
i played a hiphop show on good friday at the local tavern and he had a table set up in the back
i was wearing my own shit on stage and representing it hard
we rolled around to a few bars that night stretching until 4am and sold 20 shirts or so in a night
im sure that sounds like small beans to people, im not saying it isnt, espicaly since the first run of a shirt is always low profit margin (costs involved in setting up the screens is expensive) but i couldnt be more proud
i had made a cash investment which has since been repaid and deposited into my bank account
i ate the cost on the stickers, domain name and i built and host the site for free
it became stressful after a while because within a month of our initial conversation it was already time to restart the process
make 3 more new designs, invest more cash, print them all and then find a venue (like a hiphop show) where we can create buzz
i began to walk away a bit from the whole deal though i have not cut ties
in the end i can walk into any of a few local tavern and will likely see someone rocking my shit
with a true villain logo sported proudly on their chest
im very proud of what we put together in a short amount of time, i dare anyone on here to make a business investment and collaborate with someone to start something similar and see where it goes
ECD on the other hand is something i take very seriously so i dont talk about it much on here besides in code
it is something that i do not want to have people talking about their own examples of ECD since i dont think that besides people that i know and have seen engage in such activity have any idea what it means
that being said an ECD shirt would be killer and a parody of the ECW shirt is ingenius
we have our own screenprinter who is a local person that has a very expensive setup in their home
we do not work with a factory or something like that
we source our shirts from another local business that deals in just ‘generic’ clothing which is by and large made for such uses (being printed)
good friday is one of the best nights of my entire life
i spit 100s of bars over 10 songs written by my own hand at a tavern that is 4 doors down from my house
i saw people reprenting my city while i represented my city
to be able to say ‘would you like to buy a shirt? THIS IS MY CLOTHING LINE’ is a pretty good feeling
i dont know if we will do serious work togehter again, though im sure the brand will continue with or without me
there are some RGOG hoodies in existance which will be added to the site soon, a 3rd party (another close friend) made an investment to make this happen, they are in limited numbers now and i dont even have one but will soon and they will be for sale soon
feel free to check out the site and buy a shirt and thank you for your interest in true villain clothing
East Coast Destruction?
By Brian Tunney | Feb 9, 2009
BMX hasn’t heard much from ECD, AKA East Coast Destruction in a few years now. But it looks like ECD is back in business. I mean, what did we learn all these years ago? It’s that “ECD will never die.” And sure enough, they’re staying true to their word.
As far as I can tell, ECD started out a pretty long time ago in the Bethlehem, PA area. There have been more than a few quiet periods in between, but ECD’s influence was felt far and wide in BMX; from the infamous ‘Bethlehem Browns’ t-shirt that everyone and their mother was wearing around the year 2000 to the two-hour epic ECD 4: The Next Beginning, ECD has definitely left an indelible mark on BMX.
Unfortunately, after the events of 9/11, the term “East Coast Destruction,” along with ECD’s bullet logo, probably rubbed some people the wrong way, but hopefully we as a culture have moved past those sensitivities enough to allow ECD to receive packages in the mail without any visits from the FBI. No team has been announced as of yet, and no plans have been announced for what ECD will manufacture, but I’d be fine as wine if there were some new ECD t-shirts popping up with the newly designed ‘Easy D’ logo (pictured above. ) Maybe bring back the B-town Browns model while you’re at it. And definitely get Butcher to ride for and manage the team. But that’s all I’ll say.
Here’s the good word from the newly christened ECD site: “We are one of the original, underground, BMX clothing companies dating back to the fall of 1990. A true rider-owned company, who has never been about making the dollar, but about supporting the local scenes, its riders, keepin’ our flow going, and staying real. We have strong roots, and a long history in the bmx community. From the riding, progression of the sport, trends, partying, trails, contests, stunts, antics, trouble-making, whatever, we have truly been there, done that, and lived it all. If you don’t know by now, well , it’s about time you learned.” And welcome back boys.
– Brian Tunney
Edit: Looks like ECD isn’t the only B-town area based clothing company that’s been resurrected in recent weeks. Dead Memory Clothing is also back at it, with Wiz on the team, an online store and more to come. ..
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St. Louis English Country Dancers
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English Country Dances
cancelled until further notice!
Another No-Surprise notice: rather than hash it out on a
month-by-month basis, St. Louis English Country Dancers is
officially making a blanket declaration: Due to the worldwide
emergency, we’ll have no further dances until you hear otherwise
from us. We hate to say that — our role in life is to have
dances, rather than to not have dances — but events in the
country and the world have made that unsafe for now. When will
we resume? Frankly, we don’t know; we’re very cognizant of the
fact that our chosen activity, dancing, is one of the most
hazardous out there in terms of contagion. So it may be a while.
but we’re going to dance again, sometime, for real.
Stay home and stay safe!
We’ve got T-shirts.
And a Facebook page.
We have a Facebook
page (you need to be logged into
Facebook to see it). Many thanks to Russell for
And we have
T-shirts! Check out the design here,
and a picture of Russell wearing one is here.
To order a shirt, e-mail Paul ([email protected])
or click here.
IS ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCING?
English country dancing
typically involves lines of men facing lines of women; the
dancers walk patterns with their partners and with other
couples in the set. Our chief dance leader is Peter
Wollenberg; all dances are taught from scratch each
evening. You can attend
with or without a partner.
Beginners are welcome at
all events! Each regular dance evening starts at 7:00 with
a beginners’ workshop so that newcomers can learn the
fundamentals of English country dancing.
The St. Louis English
Country Dancers (Local 1651) are members of the Country
Dance and Song Society, CDSS.
DANCES HAVE WE DONE?
For a log of some
of the dances, look here.
DO THE ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCERS MEET?
The group usually dances twice a month: on the
second Friday night of the month, and again on the fourth
Monday night of the month.
NOTE: We’ve cancelled all planed dances due to the
national and world health emergency caused by the COVID-19
virus. We’ll be watching the epidemiological situation
closely, and we’ll let you know as soon as we know.
|Workshop 7:00 pm (regular dances)|
|Dancing 7:30-9:30 pm (regular dances)|
Friday of Month
|Brentwood UCC –
CANCELLED until further notice
Monday of Month
|Focal Point –
CANCELLED until further notice
TIME AND WHERE DO THE ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCERS MEET?
All regular dances,
regardless of location, start with a Beginners’ Workshop at 7:00 pm,
followed by dancing from 7:30 – 9:30 pm. The workshop is
the time for new and semi-new dancers to learn steps and
Dances on the SECOND FRIDAY
OF THE MONTH will usually be at the Brentwood
Congregational United Church of Christ in Brentwood,
Missouri. The church is at 2400 S. Brentwood Boulevard;
it’s on the east side of Brentwood, at the intersection
which is both Eulalie (to the east) and Litzsinger (to the
west), just south of the old firehouse. Map and
directions to Brentwood UCC.
Dances on the FOURTH
MONDAY OF THE MONTH will usually be at the Focal Point Arts
Center in Maplewood, Missouri. Focal Point is on Sutton
Blvd., which is one block east of the intersection of
Manchester and Big Bend; the address is 2720 S. Sutton
Blvd., one block south of Manchester.
directions to Focal Point
Watch this website for
location changes — or sign up for the mailing list (below).
WHAT IS THE COST FOR DANCING?
The cost of a regular dance
is $8.00 per person, with a student rate of $5.00.
(Fancy-dress events are higher — watch this space.)
WHO ARE THE MUSICIANS?
Live music for every dance
evening is provided by the Original Speckled Band.
Members of the band are:
- Alyssa Catlin – guitar
- Carol Ada Clark – flute, recorder
- Tim Hirzel – flutes, recorder, percussion
- Jennifer Coalson Husky – bass, viola,
- Rebecca Mayer – bass
- Aileen Murphy – violin (in exile, but with
us in spirit)
- Roger Netherton – violin, mandolin
- Paul Ovaitt – mandolin, guitars, recorder,
- Will Soll – guitar, mandolins, tenor banjo
- Paul Stamler – guitars,
SHOULD I WEAR?
Wear comfortable clothes and
soft-soled flat-heeled shoes.
You can come with or
without a partner.
CAN I CONTACT?
Please call Paul Stamler at
(314) 288-9106 for more information, send an email to Paul ([email protected]) or click here.
WHAT ANNUAL EVENTS DOES THE
There is an Old
Christmas Grand Dance every Winter, and a Playford Ball
every Spring. We also put on the
Hallowe’en Hat Dance every October, and the Holiday Dance
In the early 20th
century, folklorist Cecil Sharp spearheaded the revival of interest in English Country Dancing in the UK and
North America. He founded the
English Folk Dance Society (now the English Folk Dance &
Song Society, or EFDSS),
reconstructed many dances from old notes and manuals,
collected dances and traditional
songs both in England and in the Appalachian region of the USA, and forged a revival that we and
many others are honored to
continue into the 21st century. In celebration of Sharp’s
150th birthday (he was born Nov. 22,
1859), St. Louis English Country Dancers hosted a tribute to Sharp. We asked Dr. John M.
Ramsay, who learned his dancing from
Sharp’s associates, to talk briefly
about Sharp and his work. John’s
remarks may be found here.
HOW ABOUT SOME ADDITIONAL DANCE
Dancin’ Donna’s music
& dance listings
Point Arts Center
St. Louis FolkFire Magazine
Scottish Country Dancers
English Country Dancers
English Country Dancers [Urbana, IL]
Country Dancers [St. Charles, IL]
Fairfield [IA] Folk Art
& Dance Co-Op
Lexington [KY] English
[WI] English Country Dancers
Dancers [Columbia, MO]
Dance Society [Oklahoma City, OK]
Dance & Song Society (CDSS)
Dance around the USA (directory)
HOW DO I GET ONTO THE
Send an e-mail to Paul Stamler ([email protected] com) or
Thank you for visiting the St. Louis English Dancers’
website. Now come dance with us, when we resume!
This is only
SUNCOAST RENEWS ECD PARTNERSHIP FOR 2019!!! – Emerald Coast Dragway
Suncoast Converters, aka SunCoast Performance, a performance oriented transmission & torque converter manufacturing company based out of Mary Esther FL, renews their ECD partnership for 2019 and secures their real estate on the right lane board! Owner’s Ron & Margo Wolverton have been here for ECD since the reopening and says they’re in for the long haul, helping to provide a bright racing future to the Emerald Coast Dragway.
If you’ve been to ECD in the past year you’ve likely seen SunCoast a lot more than just on the right lane board, their ever increasing presence can be found between the engine and driveshaft of many of our successful ECD racers as well as in the pits providing tech support and spares to racers at large events and slinging T-shirts to the fans and temporary tattoos to the kids.
Most think of SunCoast as just a diesel transmission company but their capabilities far out-reach just providing stuff to the diesel market. Tyler Lee’s car (left) has a SunCoast Powerglide and Torque Converter combo between the frame rails of his 1967 Chevy II that has been absolutely dominating everything he’s entered at ECD for 2018.
Ryan Milliken’s 1966 Chevy II (right) also has and has always had nothing but SunCoast bolted to the back of the 2500+HP Cummins power plant. A 12.5″ Zero-Drag billet/bolt up/lockup torque converter transfers power to the big shaft 2 speed SunCoast Th500 that reliably and repeatedly propels the 3400lb leaf spring car to ET’s deep into the 4 second zone at speeds well north of 160mph.
Whether you’re looking for a simple upgrade on your existing glide, a converter re-stall in the converter you’ve already got or all the way to full blown aftermarket case, lockup converter with internal or external dumps to hold whatever you can throw at it, SunCoast has you covered (locally!).
If you’re a Street Outlaws or No Prep Kings fan, you’ve probably seen SunCoast on the big screen a lot over the years. Bobby Ducote (pictured left) has been rocking nothing but SunCoast for a few years now with great success. Look for Bobby’s latest hot rod in the SunCoast at PRI booth this upcoming December!
SunCoast is located at 631 Anchors Street in Fort Walton Beach, FL. They can be reached at 800-868-0053 or check them out on the web at SunCoastPerformance.com or on facebook at facebook.com/suncoastperformance. If you’re local and not taking advantage of everything SunCoast has to offer you, you’re missing out big time!
The ECD team would once again like to thank SunCoast for standing behind us for 2019, we look forward to a successful and prosperous year of racing and many years to come. If you or your business are interested in a partnership with ECD for 2019 please feel free to contact us so we can discuss the many options we have to offer. Packages start at $1500/yr and include an ECD gold card, signage at the track as well as online and the ability to setup as a vendor at any event we have going on to further help promote your business.
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90,000 How can an ECD-based tool help?
Mark Zelman, a World Bank specialist who has long collaborated with the Institute’s Education Quality Monitoring Center, regularly teaches at the HSE Institute of Education’s International Summer School on Test Development. This year, Mark led a track on Evidence-Centered Design (ECD), a holistic ideology for the development of assessment tools, which is centered on ensuring the validity of the tool at all stages of its development. Due to the fact that Mark knows Russian, the participants of the summer school had the opportunity to receive information about the ECD directly from a world-class professional.
– Mark, tell us, in which countries are tests already carried out, which are developed in the Evidence-Centered Design technology?
– The point is that tests based on this technology must be redesigned.It makes no sense to translate tests developed on the basis of classical or modern testing theories into ECDs. You need to either redesign the test or create a new tool. This is happening in a small number of countries: in Russia, in America – and, as far as I know, no other such instruments have been created anywhere else. Because this is a new technology, not everyone knows it yet, and it takes a lot of expertise to use it. Even when it was implemented in the largest US test company, ETS, in 2004, it took us almost a year for the test developers to understand what was required of them.
– In the new academic year, the Institute will open the Laboratory of Modern Testing Technologies, in which you will be the scientific supervisor. What would you like to focus on while working in the Laboratory?
– I would like this to be work on issues such as epistemic games, learning progress analysis, intelligent learning systems, linking learning analytics and psychometrics.
– People with quite different backgrounds come to psychometrics: for example, from psychology, sociology, linguistics.You started psychometrics after earning your PhD in Mathematics. What do you think gives the psychometric community a different background for its participants?
– It depends on the definition of psychometrics you are using. I read this somewhere: psychometrics is when you take something that belongs to a person, hold it in your hand and you can predict people their future (laughs). But, of course, this is much more “cool” than what we can actually do.Basically, psychometrics and assessment take information and methods from different fields. Let’s say Evidence-Centered Design is based on the ideas of Tulmin’s philosophy, in addition, it uses principles that have been used in architecture, in computer science, in psychology. Naturally, when a person comes to psychometrics from some other area, he brings into it his own methodology, his view of things. Let’s say in ETS, the R&D department has people who were linguists.And a lot of people who were engineers, like Ledyard Tucker.
– Tell us about your work in Jamaica. What kind of tool is being developed there?
– Jamaica has developed a new educational standard. I am supervising the creation of a grading system for this standard, for various levels and for various purposes. A test of high-order thinking skills, a test of general abilities, non-cognitive skills is being developed, since their development is laid down in the standard. The assessment of higher-order thinking skills should be operationalized by 2019, but other components of the assessment will not yet be operationalized at this point. After finishing work on the instrument, it will need to be developed and supported.
– What will Jamaica benefit from having such a large instrument in the end?
– First, it will enable reliable and valid conclusions to be made about those taking the test. Children will be sent to a specific school that suits them best.Secondly, the tool will help teachers build a learning process that is fully suitable for the child, and will also allow interpreting the educational program. Also, such a tool will allow you to prepare evidence that students are ready for a career and college. The whole system will help to see where the child is on the path to success after graduation, and to develop a system of assistance.
– You led a Russian-language track at the summer school. Many participants had a question: how long have you known Russian, and how difficult was it to learn?
– I don’t learn languages in the usual sense, I just start to speak them like small children speak. They are not told that this is such a word, this is such, this is grammatically correct, and this is incorrect. They just open their mouths and talk. I’m doing the same thing. I studied Russian at school as one of the foreign languages. My school was located near Geneva, and I was taken there for the weekend. There were Russian diplomats at the United Nations with children about my age, and I played with them. This is how I learned Russian, speaking with native speakers of my age. And then they began to teach me, then I began to speak and understand … feel the language.
Professional development program “Theory and practice of developing knowledge assessment tests”.
Purpose of the program: familiarization with the cycle of development of tests in education: from drawing up a specification, developing tasks of various forms to analyzing the psychometric properties of tasks.
From 25 to 29.09.17 More details on the link.
Part-time master’s programs for teachers of history, social studies, Russian language and literature, principals and head teachers of schools, specialists of educational authorities.
Reception of documents from June 1 to September 13, 2017
Budget seats. Upon admission to paid places, employees of the public sector receive discounts of up to 50%. More details here.
“Management in Higher Education” is a part-time master’s program for managers and analysts of higher education who are able to develop and implement plans for the development of universities and their units.
Budget seats. Upon admission to paid places, employees of the public sector receive discounts of up to 50%.
Reception of documents from June 1 to September 13, 2017
Postgraduate School of Education – the second wave of admission of documents from August 1 to September 15, 2017.
Heinz Weifenbach – Heinz Weifenbach
|Born||(1939-07-11) July 11, 1939|
|Died||February 21, 2015 (02. 21.2015) (75 years)|
|Known||Chairman ECD Iserlohn (1981-91)|
Heinz Weifenbach (11 July 1939 – 21 February 2015) was a German executive ice hockey player best known for the 1987 advertising contract he negotiated with his club, the ECD Iserlohn, advertised by Muammar Gaddafi’s Green Book ( German: Das Grüne Buch ) on his shirt.
Weifenbach, a private developer, took over as chairman of ECD Iserlohn in 1981 and held that position until 1991, when the club opened and reformed under the name ECD Sauerland. Under Weifenbach, the club’s greatest success came in 1986, when it reached the playoff semi-finals. In its current incarnation, the club is known as the Iserlohn Roosters and plays in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.
After stepping down as chairman in 1991, Weifenbach had little interest in the club or ice hockey, rarely visiting the stadium.However, he was well received when he attended the 40th anniversary of hockey in Iserlohn and the crowd begged him to come out on the ice, calling him by the nickname Big Heinz . His financial activities as club chairman eventually saw him serve a prison sentence, but he, especially in Iserlohn, is still considered the man who tried to keep hockey in the city and therefore still enjoys a good reputation. … Weifenbach privately hired many of the club’s hockey players through 13 different companies, but in many cases did not pay taxes and compulsory social security contributions.For taxes worth more than 2 million marks, he was sentenced to four years in prison in 1993, of which he served 27 months. During his tenure as chairman, he invested a lot of his own money in the club, and the sentencing judge described him as “a hockey freak” ( Eishockey-Verrückter ).
In the last years of his life, Weifenbach suffered from dementia and needed constant care. He died on February 21, 2015.
It was rumored that Weifenbach’s club, ECD Iserlohn, was in financial trouble and had been making payments to players out of control for several years.For this reason, a number of players were previously investigated by the German tax office. In the summer of 1987, ECD was repeatedly denied a Bundesliga ice hockey license, and when it was eventually issued, two weeks before the start of the season, it was only because the other nine clubs pushed the German Ice Hockey Federation, DEB . promising that they will not claim compensation if the club withdraws during the season. At the time, the club was reported to owe the US tax department $ 3.4 million.
The Tax Department ultimately demanded taxes, and when they were not received, the club declared insolvent. After that, Weifenbach said that there was no need to panic as he has a sponsor who is ready to support the club with 10 million DM in the coming years. The sponsor was the marketing organization of Gaddafi’s Green Paper , Research and Development Center of Green Paper , and on December 4, 1987, ECD Iserlohn opposed S.B. Rosenheim advertising Green Paper on his website. shirts. The club reportedly received US $ 900,000 for advertising the book on T-shirts and in the arena.
DEB reacted quickly by banning the club using Green Paper as a sponsor shirt on the grounds that religious or political advertising is illegal in German sports. In the next game ECD returned without a sponsor jersey. It was also the club’s last game as the administration withdrew her from the competition.
However, Weifenbach continued to fight for the survival of the club, organizing a flight to Libya for himself and 25 journalists to meet with Muammar Gaddafi. Gaddafi signed copies of of Green Paper for visitors, but may have known very little about the deal, asking, according to one of the accompanying journalists, what name of the tennis club he was sponsoring.
Weifenbach also referred the case to the internal tribunal DEB, which partially ruled in his favor.The club was allowed to continue its existence now under the new name ECD Sauerland, but not in the Bundesliga. Instead, if he meets certain requirements, he will be allowed to enter the Bundesliga promotion round. In the end, Weifenbach was unable to assemble a new team in time, most of the ECD Iserlohn players left the club due to bankruptcy, and Sauerland was forced to resume play in the Oberlig of the third division.
This romance caused a rift between the Bundesliga clubs and DEB , with some of them advocating a division of the league, which would include Austrian and Italian clubs.After all, seven years later, it did happen when the Deutsche Eishockey Liga was formed, but without any non-German teams.
Weifenbach continued his ties with Libya the following year, when he advertised on cars for the then state-owned Deutsche Post the publishing company he owned, with the company’s only published book being Green Paper , a move his former lawyer said was Ingo Graumann provoked an encroachment on the German government and, as a result, sentenced him to prison.
At least two shirts used against Rosenheim’s , may still survive. One of them was donated by Czech hockey player Robert Simon to the German Museum of Sports and Olympia in Cologne in August 2011. Simon, who played 108 games for Iserlohn , wore the jersey during the game, but had to exchange it back from a collector to be able to donate it to the museum. The second jersey, differing in color combination, is currently on display in the German Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in Augsburg.
- Gunther Klein: 30 Jahre Eishockey-Bundesliga (in German) Copress Verlag, published: 1988,
Intel’s 90,000 is not entitled to key 3D XPoint memory technology, the court ruled. Micron and Intel convicted of fraud
Recently the Michigan bankruptcy court delivered a verdict in the case we reported about two years ago.Then Micron was accused of illegally stopping the payment of royalties for the patents that gave rise to the 3D XPoint memory. According to the court ruling, Micron and Intel have acted fraudulently and Intel has no rights to key 3D XPoint memory technology.
As you may remember, Intel was reluctant to reveal the secrets of 3D XPoint memory. Intel and Micron introduced 3D XPoint non-volatile memory in 2015, and only a year later, Micron representatives clearly said that the 3D XPoint cell works on the effect of a reversible change in the phase state of matter.In fact, this is a memory of the PRAM (Phase-Change Random Access Memory) type, but based on one specific development, which Micron then and later kept silent about. As it turned out later, Intel and Micron tried to fraudulently seize the rights to this development, but they failed.
This story is long and complicated. Suffice it to say that the foundations of the PRAM non-volatile memory cell were laid by the American inventor Stanford Ovshinsky about 60 years ago. He patented the Ovonic switch, which has been licensed by many companies, including Intel and Micron. The license was administered by Energy Conversion Devices (ECD), created by Ovshinsky.
In 1999, Ovonyx was established to manage the Ovshinsky transfer license, with which Micron signed a license agreement at the same time. Ovonyx had to pay ECD 0.5% of its licensing income. From 2000 to 2012, Ovonyx’s revenue from licensing Ovonic technology was $ 58 million. But in 2012, Ovonyx stops paying. The formal reason for the termination of payments – the ECD company filed for bankruptcy and began to liquidate the business.Interestingly, the influx of Chinese-made solar panels in the United States pushed ECD to bankruptcy, but this has nothing to do with this news. So, a line in the margins.
The ECDL Trust was established to liquidate ECD in 2012. Watch your hands further. In August 2012, ECD sold its Ovonyx shares to Micron. Since July 2015, Micron has become the full owner of Ovonyx. Prior to that, Intel and two Micron executives remained Ovonyx shareholders. At the same time, Micron immediately transferred all Ovonyx patents to a new company – Ovonyx Memory Technology LLC, which happened three days after the announcement of the 3D XPoint memory. All manipulations performed by Micron and Intel since August 2012 were aimed at stopping the royalties from the Ovonyx transition to ECD and becoming the owner of the key 3D XPoint memory technology.
A lawsuit two years ago, in which ECD asks the court to demand from Micron and Intel to renew the license payments stopped in 2012, was resolved just a few days ago. Judge Thomaso J. Tucker of the Michigan State Court denied a number of motions by the litigants and confirmed some of them.Basically, Micron and Intel have acted fraudulently by stopping royalties from ECD, and Intel is not eligible to move Ovonic, a key 3D XPoint memory technology.
PCM junction inventor Stanford Ovshinsky (24.11.1922 – 17.10.2012)
This court decision is unlikely to stop the production of 3D XPoint memory and drives based on it. Actually, the amount of compensation has not yet been approved, and more. So far, we can say with confidence that this fuss will not make the technology and drives on 3D XPoint cheaper.