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January 18, 2021

Video: State Bicycles ‘Wrong Bike, Right Line’ makes us wanna shred drop bars

first_imgFROM STATE BICYCLES: (Our) newest video features Addison Zawada – the Pro, fixed-gear, Red Bull and State athlete ripping the hills of Los Angeles on State’s Thunderbird Gravel/Cyclocross bike with amazing control. “Wrong Bike, Right Lines” highlights that a cyclocross bike is more than a one trick pony, and the Thunderbird and Zawada aren’t out there for show.Addison Zawada rides dirt jumps, smoothly hits the line, and even throws in a backflip all on State’s Thunderbird CX – staying true to the title, “Wrong Bike, Right Lines” by nailing all the moves you’d think weren’t possible on a cyclocross bike. The Thunderbird boasts the versatility and power any SSCX rider needs: it has a light 6061 Aluminum frameset, an agile geometry, disc brakes, rad custom-graphics by Johnny Hsu, and some of the most trusted components in Cross.last_img read more

January 17, 2021

Watch the Avenue Q Family Celebrate 15 Years with a Charming Performance on Today

first_img“Everything in life is only for now,” says the friends and neighbors of the delightfully naughty Avenue Q. That mantra might hold true in some cases, but it is hard to believe it applies to this Tony-winning hit, which marks its 15th anniversary this month. The cast of the smash musical, currently playing to crowds nightly at off-Broadway’s New World Stages, took to Today on July 18 to ring in their milestone with a special a cappella tune crafted specifically for the show’s birthday. Watch Princeton, Kate Monster and the whole gang below—and don’t miss your chance to revisit the fan-favorite show again soon. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 26, 2019 Avenue Q View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

December 31, 2020

Saxtons River shooter taken into custody

first_imgVermont Business Magazine During the early morning hours of November 20, 2016, Vermont State Police Troopers, including members of the Tactical Support Unit, responded to reports of numerous gunshots being fired in the area of River St in Saxtons River.Anthony Smith, 53, of 13 River St, was subsequently taken into custody without incident.VSP personnel from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Major Crime Unit, Uniform Division, and Crime Scene Search Team worked throughout the day investigating this incident.  Investigators spoke with residents, many of whom had been evacuated earlier, and documented damage, consistent with being caused by the discharge of firearms, to multiple residences/structures in the area.  Several firearms were seized.Smith is being lodged ($25,000 bail) at Southern State Correctional Facility and is due to appear in court (Windham County Superior Court, Criminal Division)tomorrow (November 21.)  Smith will face charges of Reckless endangerment, Felony unlawful mischief, and Use of a weapon while committing a crime.No one was injured during this incident.  Smith’s actions caused thousands of dollars of property damage and placed several residents and responding Troopers in fear for their safety.State Police were assisted during initial response by Golden Cross Ambulance and Saxtons River Fire Department.The investigation thus far has not revealed that Smith was targeting any specific person when he began shooting, and there is no known on-going threat to public safety.This investigation is on-going.  Anyone with further information can contact the State Police at 802 722-4600.Source: Vermont State Police 11.20.2016last_img read more

December 31, 2020

Bike retail co-creations from POC

first_img Related As a means of celebrating the ‘beauty of road biking and the diversity of bike shops around the world’, POC has created unique collections and collaborations with two leading bike shops – Pavé in Barcelona and The Eleven in Toronto.Stefan Ytterborn, POC CEO and founder said “Anyone who walks into Pavé or The Eleven will immediately realize that they are more than a bike shop. Most often bikes stores like these are the center of a keen and energetic cycling community. To be able to support the very best in cycling culture and our own mission, ‘to do the best we can to possibly save lives and to reduce the consequences of accidents for gravity sports athletes and cyclists,’ is truly fantastic.”The POC collections which form part of the collaborations include apparel, eye wear and helmets. These feature the stores’ own specific colours and logos.Javier Maya, Pavé said “We have been working closely with POC for a number of years and we are really excited to build this collaboration together as our riders want the very best in performance and protection. We believe that our team represents more than just racing, it is about experiences, friendships, bikes, people and culture and it is wonderful to create a bespoke collection which represents all these elements together with POC.”Heath Cockburn from The Eleven, continued “Bike shops are often hives of activity with deep discussions ranging from the latest electronic shifting technology or disk brakes to the more traditional lengthy discussions on tyre compound, chamois preference and training regime. What remains constant, however, is the importance of bike shops like ours, which make a point of supporting the local bike community and culture. Having POC help us and support our vision and ideas is fantastic and we are really proud to collaborate.”Stefan Ytterborn, POC CEO and founder continued “This is the first year in developing specific collections with collaborating bike stores. Naturally we are interested in supporting cycling culture, our mission and bike communities around the globe and we hope that we will be able to extend these collaborations, in different shops and countries, in the future.”The collections will be available to buy in Pavé and The Eleven, with some limited pieces also available online at pocsports.com shortly.POC is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary and is a Swedish company with a strong mission ‘to do the best we can to possibly save lives and to reduce the consequences of accidents for gravity sports athletes and cyclists.’www.pocsports.comlast_img read more

December 20, 2020

Willamette University Reduces Audio Frustrations for Remote Learners With Yamaha

first_imgZoom-Certified Yamaha YVC-1000 Microphone and Speaker System Helps Students Feel Like They’re Right in the Classroom SUDBURY, Mass. — Dec. 9, 2020 — Yamaha Unified Communications is easing the transition to remote learning for universities while ensuring teaching excellence. Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, selected and installed 36 Yamaha YVC-1000 Microphone and Speaker Systems across 32 new hybrid classrooms, clearly capturing the audio of the entire classroom and delivering it to the far end. With the YVC-1000 in place, remote students don’t have to worry about ever missing the conversation, and professors don’t have to spend time repeating questions. “We first tested the YVC-1000 in our shop where we have this big fan. When we turn that fan on, it gets really noisy. The YVC-1000 cancelled it out,” said Douglas Wenger, manager of technical support services. “I don’t expect a mic located right next to a fan to be able to cancel out that level of noise.” The Zoom-certified Yamaha YVC-1000 uniquely features a separate intelligent microphone and full-range speaker unit that can be placed close to a display for naturally blended audio and video to enable full far-end comprehension. Yamaha’s adaptive echo cancellation and other unique, high-quality sound processing technologies developed over the years also help facilitate a stress-free conversation. Because the YVC-1000 allows for up to five microphones to be daisy-chained, it’s perfectly suited to pick up the audio around the room. Another benefit is that the technology staff can tailor the number of mics used, and where they are laid out within the room, to optimize the audio for the room size and shape. Depending on the size of the room, each is equipped with three, four, or five microphones. The speakerphone’s scalable, easy-to-deploy architecture was ideal for turning the former event spaces as well as a 125-seat theater into a high-quality, hybrid classroom in under an hour. “In a college class, a vital part of learning is the discussion that takes place between the instructor and students. However, most classrooms are not equipped to capture that exchange for remote students, and they lose out on that information,” said Meghan Kennelly, Yamaha UC’s director of global marketing and communications. “Willamette is a great demonstration of YVC-1000’s powerful capabilities in supporting arising audio challenges due to COVID-19. With YVC-1000, colleges and universities can affordably and quickly answer the question of how to help remote students feel as if they are right in class.”last_img read more

November 19, 2020

New study identifies four distinct types of millennial news consumers

first_imgLinkedIn Pinterest Share on Twitter Share A new study explores the news habits of Millennials and identifies four distinct groups of news consumers. The study, a deeper analysis of a survey conducted earlier in 2015 by the Media Insight Project, finds that as it relates to their information use and the way they consume information about different topics, adults age 18 to 34 are not a monolithic group.The survey results identify the following groups of Millennials who share certain characteristics in their information consumption: the Unattached, the Explorers, the Distracted, and the Activists. The Media Insight Project is a collaboration between the American Press Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.“This study identifies truly distinct characteristics that typify each group of news consumers and identifies challenges and opportunities for news publishers attempting to reach the Millennial audience,” said Trevor Tompson, director of The AP-NORC Center. “Clearly they are not a single group.”center_img Email Share on Facebook Some of the key characteristics of each group include:The Unattached: Younger, age 18-24, bump into news, rather than seeking it out. Most have not yet started families or established careers. They primarily go online for social or entertainment activities, and few follow current events. Most do not pay for news, but many still keep up generally with what is going on in the world and are open to differing opinions.The Explorers: Younger, also age 18-24, actively seek out news and information; many demographic similarities to the Unattached, but slightly more men than women. They tend to follow a variety of current events and news-you-can-use topics. Many believe in the social and civic benefits of following news.The Distracted: Older, age 25-34, many have families and are part of the middle class. They tend to not use news for civic or social purposes. They do not actively seek news out and tend to mainly follow lifestyle and news-you-can use topics with direct relevance to their daily lives.The Activists: Older, age 25-34, actively seek out news and information. They tend to have already established families, careers, and a connection to their community. They are racially and ethnically diverse and experienced enough in the world to care about certain issues, and they have enough stability in life to spend energy on those issues. A majority of these Millennials personally pay for a digital or print news subscription.“The study provides key insights as well as concrete recommendations for publishers wishing to reach Millennials,” said Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute. “The opportunity lies in recognizing that the Millennial generation is as nuanced as any other and that content creators need to reach different types of Millennials in different ways, and reach them where they are already consuming information.”last_img read more

November 18, 2020

Abstinence, other steps for Ebola nations as cases top 25,000

first_imgA Liberian woman who was recently sickened by Ebola after the country went about 3 weeks without a case has died from her infection, and in an extra step to stamp out the virus, the country’s health officials are asking survivors to abstain from sex longer than the previously recommended period.Also, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today that the number of confirmed, probable, and suspected Ebola cases in the three main outbreak countries has risen to 25,030, including 10,398 deaths. The new totals reflect an increase of 73 cases and 48 deaths since the WHO’s last report on Mar 27 and include data as of Mar 28 for Guinea and Sierra Leone and Mar 22 for Liberia.Sexual abstinence period in LiberiaThe 44-year-old woman died on Mar 27 at a medical unit in Monrovia run by the US Public Health Service, Liberia News Agency (LINA) reported on Mar 28.Her illness, confirmed on Mar 20, raised concerns, because she was not on any contact lists of previously diagnosed Ebola patients. Liberian health officials investigating her illness had said she was dating an Ebola survivor and that samples from her boyfriend had been obtained for testing.Ebola survivors aren’t generally considered contagious, but some studies suggest the virus might remain in semen, and WHO guidance says survivors should abstain from sex for at least 3 months after treatment. But the country’s health ministry yesterday asked Ebola survivors to extend their sexual abstinence period beyond the 3-month recommendation over concerns that the woman’s infection could have resulted from sexual transmission, Reuters reported yesterday.Deputy health minister Tolbert Nyenswah, who leads Liberia’s Ebola response, said survivors should follow WHO guidance and suggested they go a step further until the modes of transmission are better understood. He added that survivors should consider correct and consistent use of condoms for all sexual acts beyond 3 months until more information is available.Extra measures in Sierra Leone, GuineaElsewhere in the outbreak area, Sierra Leone last night ended its 3-day lockdown designed to further curb the spread of the disease. During the lockdown, the country’s second during the outbreak, volunteers went door to door to identify any sick people and to educate the public about the disease, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today.Government officials said they were pleased by the public’s compliance with the measure, adding that results of the campaign, which focused on Freetown and hot spots in the north and west, would be released tomorrow.In Guinea, President Alpha Conde declared a 45-day health emergency in five regions to curb the spread of Ebola, AFP reported yesterday in a separate story. He said virus activity has shifted to the country’s coastal areas and that the health emergency will apply to Forecariah, Coyah, Dubreka, Boffa, and Kindia districts.Developments outside AfricaMeanwhile, a British health worker infected with Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has been discharged from the hospital, and an individual in active monitoring for the disease at Nebraska Medical Center after possible exposure in Sierra Leone has been hospitalized for an unrelated condition.Anna Cross, age 25, was admitted to Royal Free London hospital on Mar 12 and was discharged on Mar 27, according to a statement from the facility. As a staff nurse for the Army Reserves, she had volunteered to help treat Ebola patients and arrived in Sierra Leone in February.During her treatment at Royal Free’s high containment unit she received the experimental drug MIL77, a monoclonal antibody made by China, the world’s first Ebola patient to receive it.In the United States, one of five people being monitored at Nebraska Medical Center after possible Ebola exposure in Sierra Leone has been hospitalized for an unrelated medical emergency, according to a statement the hospital posted yesterday on its Facebook page.The patient had been jogging near the medical center campus on Mar 28 and had a cardiac issue. A health worker immediately administered medical aid, and the patient was admitted to the hospital and is in stable condition. Phil Smith, MD, said the patient is free of Ebola and was tested again after hospital admission, with tests coming back negative. “There is no risk to hospital staff, patients, or those assisting at the scene or the public,” he said.The hospital said the five people are nearing the end of their 21-day surveillance and are being monitored twice a day for symptoms.On its Twitter account, the hospital said the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allows patients out to walk or jog after 14 days of observation as long as they remain 3 feet from other people.See also:Mar 28 LINA reportMar 29 Reuters storyMar 30 AFP story on Sierra Leone lockdownMar 29 AFP story on 45-day health emergency in GuineaMar 27 Royal Free statementMar 29 Nebraska Medical Center Facebook postNebraska Medical Center Twitter feedlast_img read more

October 19, 2020

LAHS Symphonic Strings Orchestra Receives All-State Honors

first_imgLos Alamos High School Symphonic Strings Orchestra receives all-state honors. Courtesy/LAPSLAPS News:The Los Alamos High School Symphonic Strings Orchestra has been recognized as the January 2021 All-State Honor Orchestras Ensemble by the New Mexico Music Educators Association (NMMEA).Since the All-State performance will not be held in person, LAPS team members will collaborate to create a video of the students’ work, which will be showcased Jan. 7, 2021 virtually.In order to win this prestigious honor, students submitted their MPA (Music Performance Assessment) recordings. MPA for orchestra took place last spring the day before the COVID-19 pandemic started – a stressful day for everyone. “We are extremely proud of these students and their accomplishment,” LAHS Orchestra Director Michelle Rosette said. “Despite the circumstances, they rose the occasion and received some of the best MPA scores that this group has ever received.”Orchestra members include Mikalh Adams, Ursula Coe, Madelyn Crotzer, Jonas Drayna, Joshua Duran, Sonja Ebey, Philippa Fung, Violet Henderson, Wakeiyo Hettinga, Jinheon Kim, Caleb Langenbrunner, Suyeon Lee, Chloe Li, Rebecca Li, Alexander Livescu, Hank Merrill, Yeanwoo Park, Joshua Posada, Maximus Posada, Athena Preston, Hana Raby, Lia Rushton, Kayden Shrader, Alexandra Simakov, Ian Swift, Delaney Ulrich and Sara Beste Zeytun.“Congratulations to this talented group of students,” Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus  said. “We are extremely proud of your accomplishment.”last_img read more

September 26, 2020

Africa Union values leaders who come to power through democracy

first_img(120129) — ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 29, 2012 (Xinhua) — Photo taken on Jan. 29, 2012 shows the site of the 18th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. (Xinhua/Ding Haitao) (lr) (120129) — ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 29, 2012 (Xinhua) — Photo taken on Jan. 29, 2012 shows the site of the 18th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. The 18th African Union (AU) summit opened on Sunday in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, as African leaders gathered with the theme of “Boosting Intra-African Trade.” (Xinhua/Ding Haitao) (lr)The African Union does not mind how old a head of state is as long as she or he has been elected in a process that has been declared to be democratically and legally organized.The African Union says this is guided by the African Charter for Democracy, elections and governance.In fact, the member states that comprise the African Union have different provisions in their constitutions on age and term limits.The AU respects this sovereignty and as such a debate to set a limit on these issues would be short lived here.The AU says it will however; remain opposed to leaders who force their stay in power despite their age.This comes after Gambia’s president Yahya’s Jammeh’s threat to prolong his mandate beyond 19th January.The bloc continues to watch closely countries like The Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Gabon where heads of state are being criticized by some of their citizens for being in power illegallylast_img read more

September 26, 2020

Zambian president fires central bank governor in surprise move

first_imgZambia’s President Edgar Lungu in Paris, France, on February 8, 2016. Tension between Zambia and the United States has deepened following the sentencing of a homosexual couple to 15 years in prison. PHOTO | AFP Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu. REUTERS/Philippe WojazerZambian President Edgar Lungu on Saturday summarily dismissed central bank governor Denny Kalyalya and replaced him with former deputy finance minister Christopher Mphanza Mvunga, a statement from State House said.“President Lungu has terminated the contract of Bank of Zambia governor Dr Denny Kalyalya with immediate effect,” said the statement, which did not provide reasons for the dismissal.Kalyalya, who previously served as a World Bank executive director, was appointed in February 2015 and had his contract extended in 2018 until 2023.His dismissal comes barely three days after the central bank cut its benchmark lending rate by 125 basis points to 8.0% to try to safeguard financial sector stability and protect livelihoods in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.The appointment of Mvunga, who was serving as deputy secretary to the cabinet in the finance and economic development unit, is subject to ratification by parliament, the president’s statement added.Mvunga, seen by political analysts as an ally and close friend of the president, worked previously as a senior auditor at Deloitte & Touche between 1988 and 1993 before joining the banking sector.He worked at Standard Chartered bank until 2015, when he was nominated as a member of parliament and appointed for a brief stint as deputy finance minister until 2016. Nigeria’s president suspends the Central Bank Governor Gambian president fires central bank chief Colley Related President Akufo-Addo names new central bank governorlast_img read more