It would have been easy to confuse Lov Bikes as a custom paint provider, but the brilliantly colorful frames are theirs, too.They build in Eagle, Colorado, with fillet brazed steel and titanium. All full custom, with a big emphasis on paint. How big? Click on through to see some great examples, plus alloy road racers from Low and a full suspension trail bike from first time builder Lichen… They’re also working on a carbon fiber frame, which was represented by this 1/3 scale 3D printed prototype. It’ll be tube to tube construction, letting them make it full custom. Their carbon guy came from Parlee and is also working on carbon and titanium blended frames, too. As for this one, there wasn’t much detail on how that rear dropout section would end up looking, but the swoopy shape would be sweet if they can keep it intact.Ti starts at $4,000, ti-carbon at $6,000. Probably phasing out the steel, which is a shame because these are beautiful, but they say it’s very time consuming and they don’t do enough steel bikes to keep someone on full time doing it.LOW BICYCLESLow continues with their oversized alloy race bikes, building understated performance with modern touches like disc brakes and clean inset headsets. They also get custom butted and tuned 7005-series alloy tubes to provide, in their words, ride quality and performance that is comparable to carbon. Above is the cyclocross bike……which keeps the front shifting enclosed for as long as possible by running the housing around the backside of the BB shell. Somehow I missed a complete shot of the mountain bike, but these four closeups (above and below) highlight the level of detail work they’ll put into a paint scheme. The bike is starting life as a Kickstarter with frame and shock going for $2,300. After that, the frame alone will be $2,500. Standard and custom geometries are available. Check the video and link below.Aren’t we all? This eTAP cyclocross/gravel bike was designed for racing. They ran a continuous seatmast through the top tube/seatstay junction, and with the deep carbon wheels and eTAP’s currently limited cassette range, there’s no guessing as to its intent.The fat bike may have been the least colorful of the bunch, but showed off their new titanium-and-carbon builds. This sparkly blue road bike was over in the Campagnolo booth as part of their custom contender contest. The fatter welds of aluminum bikes are usually smoothed over nowadays, and these are no exception. Note how the seatstays are flattened in the middle to help mitigate impacts from reaching your tookus.They also make track, pursuit and aero bikes.LICHEN BIKESFor something completely different, there’s Devin Bodony’s Lichen Bikes. His inaugural project is this 150mm travel All Mountain/Enduro bike called Matchstick. It uses a a dual link system that uses co-rotating links (unlike the Santa Cruz VPP, which counter-rotate). Bodony says it has a falling rate that, coupled with an air shock, gives a linear suspension rate with good pedaling characteristics with strong but neutral anti-squat.He’s also making many of the small parts in house. Here’s his description:“All welded components are 4130 Chromoly. Front Triangle is double butted True Temper OX tubing. Swingarm is from straight gauge .035″ wall box section 4130. The dropouts, swingarm junctions, chainstay yoke, front triangle pivot bracketry, are all machined from 4130 Normalized bar stock. The linkage is machined from 6061 Aluminum, and the pivot hardware is machined out of 7075 Aluminum. I do all the machining except for a handful of parts. The head tubes, BB shells, and cable guides are Paragon Machine Works items. And two of the pivot pins are turned by another shop for now.” Check out Lichen’s Kickstarter project here, which ends Thursday, March 24th but has already met its funding goal.
Sticky Brand Creative Group,Vermont Business Magazine Sticky Brand – a Burlington, VT company specializing in custom-made stickers, decals, and design services – is thrilled to announce their move and expansion of their office and production space. The new location comes with an overhaul of their website and production facilities. Since January the company has been experiencing major growth and has needed to increase staff and upgrade their equipment to keep up with an increase of orders and new offerings.“Although we love our old space at 161 Main Street we have simply outgrown the space both from an equipment and personnel perspective” said CEO Michael Rist. Sticky Brand will be using the upgrade in space to extend their product offerings, introducing a photo studio, custom clothing and much more. Sticky Brand joins Select Design, Core Studio Pilates, and VT Community Access Media as the newest tenant at 208 Flynn Ave. The move which is set to happen November 1st represents another big step forward for the quickly growing Burlington company.Source: BURLINGTON, VT (October 22, 2020) – Sticky Brand https://thestickybrand.com/(link is external)
Overland Park police say they are wrapping up an investigation into a report of funds missing from the John Diemer PTA.An audit of the PTA’s finances completed in August revealed a handful of discrepancies in the books. According to an audit report submitted to the PTA, the review found that “in excess of $3,800 appears to be missing from the 2016 Fall Book Fair. In addition, in excess of $500 appears to be missing from the 2017 Run Club. An undetermined amount appears to be missing from Diemer Ware.”A member of the audit team alerted the Overland Park police to the situation in December. The case was assigned to Det. Craig Enloe, who police officials say is in the final stages of his investigation. In mid-March, Enloe reported that he had obtained records from the PTA and spoken with a suspect in the case.“There are a few more interviews to be done before it is forwarded to the DA’s Office for review,” Enloe wrote. “The short version is that cash from several events/clubs was never deposited.”An inquiry sent to the John Diemer PTA’s email account seeking comment on the situation has not been answered at this point.
AVIXA just published its July Pro AV Business Index, calculated from an aggregate of its AV Sales Index (AVI-S) and AV Employment Index (AVI-E), and it shows that there was an increase of 3.4 points from June — the first such monthly increase since February 2020, in fact.This month, the AV sales index (AVI-S) reached 53.7, indicating the growth over June, when the index’s 50.3 mark suggested no net change. AVIXA was quick to point out that although it’s a minimal growth number, but this is good news.In July’s report, AVIXA also folded in questions from the weekly COVID-19 Impact Survey (from March until the end of June). The top finding from the additional questions is that its panelists report a year-to-date revenue decline of 20.8% versus the same period for the previous year. Staffing was steadier, dropping 9.0%. Despite these significant declines, providers show optimism for recovery, with a clear majority anticipating revenues to get back to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2021.Second-quarter GDP numbers came out for key markets, revealing the steep economic toll our world has paid so far this year. The EU statistical office reported that the eurozone second-quarter GDP dropped 12.1% from its first-quarter figure, which was already down 3.6% from the end of 2019. U.S. numbers released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis showed an even worse situation, with a second-quarter drop of 32.9% on the back of a 5.0% first-quarter drop. The silver lining of these figures is that they roughly matched expectations. Economists and business leaders knew such massive declines were coming, so measures like equity markets did not significantly change in response to the news.See related Rants and rAVes — Episode 1021: Why You Need to Register for Next Week’s AVIXA + DSF D=SIGN EventThe AV employment index (AVI-E) flipped to growth territory in July with the index increasing 3.1 points from 48.1 to 51.2. Comparing international respondents to North American respondents shows that this increase was primarily driven by U.S. growth. Shifting attention to the broader U.S. economy, payrolls added 1.8 million workers — fully 500,000 of them at restaurants and bars — as the unemployment rate dropped to 10.2%.
Florida Registered Paralegal Corner Assistant Director of the FRP Program As a Florida Registered Paralegal, you must adhere to the code of ethics. Many FRPs are uncertain about what conduct is prohibited. Pursuant to Rule 20-7.1(d) of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, a Florida registered paralegal may not:* Establish attorney-client relationships, accept cases, set legal fees, give legal opinions or advice, or represent a client before a court or other tribunal, unless authorized to do so by the court or tribunal;* Engage in, encourage, or contribute to any act that could constitute the unlicensed practice of law;* Engage in the practice of law;* Perform any of the duties that attorneys only may perform nor preform those that attorneys themselves may not do; or* Act in matters involving professional legal judgment since the services of an attorney are essential in the public interest whenever the exercise of such judgment is required.It is imperative that as a Florida registered paralegal, you familiarize yourself with the rules that regulate the FRP program, Chapter 20. Failure to adhere to the rules could result in disciplinary action. Client Intake and Conferences A paralegal may conduct the initial interview with a client under the following conditions:* They clearly identify their nonlawyer status to the client;* They are used for the purpose of obtaining factual information only;* They give no legal advice; and* The attorney remains responsible for the direct supervision of the paralegal. Depositions A paralegal may not take or attend depositions. The Florida Bar v. Riccardi, 304 So.2d 444 (Fla. 1974); Florida Ethics Opinion 73-41; State of Florida v. Foster, 674 So. 2d 747 (1st DCA 1996). Florida Registered Paralegal Corner November 15, 2012 Shannon Fleming Regular News
Iowa and Nebraska health officials reported another 15 Cyclospora infections today, raising the combined total to 134 cases, and a media report said cases are now cropping up in Texas, though it was unclear if they are part of the same outbreak.The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) said its case total reached 81 today, 10 more than yesterday. In Nebraska, the count reached 53 cases, 5 more than yesterday. Health officials in both states said the number of new cases is dropping, suggesting that the unknown food causing the outbreak has all been consumed or discarded by now.In Texas, an NBC-affiliated TV station in Dallas reported today that Dallas County has eight cyclosporiasis cases and that neighboring Tarrant County (Fort Worth) has seven. Investigators are trying to find the source of contamination and determine if the cases are connected to the outbreak in Iowa and Nebraska, said the story from 5NBCDFW.com.Christine Mann of the Texas Department of State Health Services said the state has had 37 cyclosporiasis cases so far this year, compared with 44 in all of 2012 and 14 in 2011, according to the story.Today’s press release from the IDPH said illness-onset dates in Iowa suggest that the infected people ate contaminated food in mid June. “This is a very good indication the food which was the source of the outbreak has already been consumed or discarded, since fresh vegetables have a limited shelf life,” the statement said.Iowa’s cases are scattered over 25 counties, with Linn County (Cedar Rapids area) leading the list at 31 cases. At least five people have been hospitalized, according to the IDPH.In Nebraska, patients’ symptoms started no later than the end of June, “which suggests the contaminated food source may have worked its way through the system since fresh produce has a limited shelf life,” the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) said in a press release.Interviews with patients in Nebraska suggest that vegetables are the cause of the outbreak and that locally grown produce is not involved, according to the release. Three people in Nebraska have been hospitalized for the illness and released.Of the 53 cases in Nebraska, 36 have been in Douglas County (the Omaha area), officials said. The rest are sprinkled through eight other counties.Symptoms of cyclosporiasis include diarrhea that can last from weeks to months, along with other gastrointestinal problems, fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, muscle aches, and low-grade fever, the Nebraska statement said.Previous Cyclospora outbreaks have been linked mostly to imported produce, including such items as raspberries, basil, snow peas, and mesclun lettuce.See also: Jul 16 IDPH press releaseJul 16 Nebraska DHHS press releaseJul 16 5NBCDFW.com storyRelated Jul 15 CIDRAP News story
US institute inducts Barbadian superstar into ‘Wall of Fame’ Jun 3, 2019 Nov 22, 2014 “He is widely viewed as one of the all-time leading sportsmen in the history of the Caribbean, as well as one of its most internationally-recognizable spokesman,” said ICS. The four-time Olympic medalist made his NBC Sports Group debut in 2007 during NBC’s presentation of the US National Championships. That same year, Boldon also served as an analyst for NBC’s coverage of the Track and Field World Championships. Read more at: Barbados Today Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in… CARICOM Chair congratulates Caribbean athletes, extends gratitude to Usain BoltChairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr. the Rt. Hon Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, has extended congratulations to all the athletes who participated in the World Championships and made the Region very proud. In a congratulatory message to the athletes, Prime Minister Mitchell said he was “extremely proud”…August 21, 2017In “CARICOM”US institute inducts Barbadian superstar into ‘Wall of Fame’WASHINGTON, CMC – The Washington-based Institute for Caribbean Studies (ICS) on Saturday inducted Barbadian pop icon Rihanna into its “Wall of Fame” as Caribbean nationals here celebrate National Caribbean American Heritage month. ICS said that Rihanna, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, is “one of the biggest pop stars…June 3, 2019In “Barbados”Jamaican-American Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph Inducted Into Wall Of FameWASHINGTON, CMC – The Washington-based Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) has inducted Jamaican-American actress Sheryl Lee Ralph into its “Wall of Fame” in commemoration of National Caribbean American Heritage Month celebrations. Ralph was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, the daughter of Ivy, a Jamaican fashion designer, and Stanley Ralph, a college…July 3, 2018In “In the Diaspora”Share this on WhatsApp Kaliese Spencer cops Caribbean Sports Journalists Award (June 16, 2019 CMC) – The Washington-based Institute for Caribbean Studies (ICS) has inducted four-time Trinidadian Olympic medal winner Ato Boldon into its “Wall of Fame.” Boldon holds the Trinidad and Tobago national record in the 50, 60 and 200 meters events, with times of 5.64, 6.49 and 19.77 seconds respectively, and also the Commonwealth Games record in the 100m. Boldon, who is now an NBC Sports television broadcast analyst for track and field, was also an opposition senator in the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament, representing the United National Congress from 2006-2007.
Saturday, August 10, was a big day at Ashawagh Hall in East Hampton, as the Springs Improvement Society held its 87th annual Fisherman’s Fair. A clam shucking contest, local corn and seafood, a blacksmith demonstration, and the live music of seven local bands were just part of the usual and unusual fun. Share Last summer’s Fisherman’s Fair
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The first steel cut for BC Ferries’ third new intermediate class ferry (ICF) took place on July 1st at Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. in Gdansk, Poland, bringing all three new ships closer to their delivery to B.C. waters. The three ferries will be capable of running on dual-fuel on either liquefied natural gas (LNG) or ultra-low sulphur diesel. The first ICF is scheduled to arrive in August 2016, the second in October 2016 and the third in February 2017.“The new ships will replace vessels that are at the end of their life cycle, and will be more fuel-efficient and cleaner burning, reducing our impact on the environment,” said Mike Corrigan, BC Ferries’ President & CEO. “We are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the new vessels and the construction start of the third ICF is an important milestone in bringing these ships one step closer to sailing in our fleet.” BC Ferries’ use of LNG is expected to result in the reduction of an estimated 9,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year, the same as taking 1,900 passenger vehicles off the road annually.The new ships will run on LNG as much as possible, almost completely eliminating SOx (Sulphur Oxides), reducing NOx (Nitrogen Oxides) to a fraction of what what is seen from diesel fuel and nearly eliminating particulate matter. The first ICF will replace the 50-year old Queen of Burnaby on the Comox – Powell River route.The second ICF will replace the 51-year old Queen of Nanaimo, sailing on the Tsawwassen – Southern Gulf Islands route. The third ICF will be used to augment peak and shoulder season service on the Southern Gulf Islands route, and provide refit relief around the fleet.