Trek Domane+ LT powers up Fazua drivetrain for sub 30lb e-bike for the road…

first_imgWhen the drive system is removed, there is an available cover that will keep the inside of the frame clean and will also make it look like there isn’t a large chunk of the frame missing.Built with a 250Wh battery, the Domane+ LT will provide assist up to 20mph, and has an average range of 65 miles. Road bike or e-Road Bike? What if you could have both in the same frame? That’s what the Fazua Drive system has promised, and now it looks like it’s coming to North America on the all new Trek Domane+ LT e-road bike. We’ve written about the Fazua system a number of times from Eurobike and on a number of different bikes, but according to Bicycle Retailer, their entry into the U.S. market was hindered by battery certification issues. Now, Fazua seems to have passed those tests and has teamed up with QBP as a service partner.What makes the Fazua system unique? Not only is the electric drive system impressively light, it can also be completely removed from the frame so that the bicycle can be used as a standard, human powered bicycle. That makes a 56cm Trek Domane+ LT a 29.9lb e-bike, or a 23.6lb road bike! Sure, that’s a slight weight penalty over a standard road bike, but for someone who might want electric assist some of the time and a standard bike the rest of the time, it’s an interesting option. The 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame itself includes Trek’s IsoSpeed front and rear to absorb road chatter, with the rear offering adjustability like you’d find on the regular Domane. Just behind the front IsoSpeed unit, you’ll find integrated controls for the Fazua system on the top tube – which keeps the handlebar area clean and uncluttered of any extra control units.Tire clearance is huge with room for 700c x 38mm tires, and of course disc brakes will slow you down when needed. Stock bikes will include Bontrager R3 Hard Case tires in 700c x 32mm.Available now, the Domane+ LT is offered for $6,499.99 with a Shimano Ultegra R8000 drivetrain and is available through Trek’s Project One custom program so you can customize the paint and spec.trekbikes.comlast_img read more

How Aladdin Star Michael James Scott Keeps It Light and Positive These Days

first_img from $57.50 Scott appearedon #LiveAtFive from his home in California, where he lives with his husband, filmmaker Jeremy Merrifield. During this down time, they’ve been watching a lot of TV shows, such as Succession, PEN15 and catching up on RuPaul’s Drag Race. And Scott has been using the HouseParty app to stay in touch with his friends. “You can have up to eight or 10 people,” he explained. “You all can kiki in a room together. You can play games.” For Scott, it’s been helpful for him to not talk about the news with his friends. “The first week, everyone was like, ‘What is happening?’ And there’s your feeds, the TV—everyone is consumed by the pandemic that is going on. And now I’m like, how are we moving past that? Still getting our news, being informed, all those things, but what else can we talk about?”Scott, whose other Broadway credits includes Something Rotten! and The Book of Mormon, is also keeping busy. On March 27 at 4:30PM ET, he’ll be interviewing Frozen’s leading lady Ciara Renée on the Disney on Broadway Instagram channel. “It’s basically Disney on Broadway stars kiki-ing live,” he said. Scott added that he’s staying positive by practicing mindfulness. “I have off days and low times and all those things,” he admitted. “[What] resonates with me [is] to just keep a light within my soul. And that really helps me. I also depend on other people for that. I wanna laugh, so I go and look at fun videos and talk to people who also have that light. It’s always been something from my soul, what has been kind of food for my soul, is to think about positivity and light.”Watch the rest of Scott’s #LiveAtFive: Home Edition interview here.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 32:37Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -32:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedEnglishAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Michael James Scott in “Aladdin” (Photo: Deen Van Meer) Michael James Scott Related Shows View Commentscenter_img Aladdin Just because Michael James Scott is stuck inside does not mean he doesn’t dress up for virtual company. For his #LiveAtFive: Home Edition interview, the actor and former vlogger, who plays Genie in Aladdin on Broadway, put on a polka-dotted shirt and a bright blue blazer. “We all need to put on a blazer or a sequined jacket or boa or something and keep it up,” he told’s Paul Wontorek. “I was like, ‘I need to put on something! I can’t just wear a T-shirt.’” Michael James Scott (Photo by Emilio Madrid for; Graphics by Ryan Casey for Star Fileslast_img read more

Governor Scott establishes Racial Equity Task Force

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott announced at his press briefing Monday and has signed an Executive Order(link is external) to form the Racial Equity Task Force as a component of a broader state effort to promote racial, ethnic and cultural equity, including in its response to COVID-19. Executive Director of Racial Equity Xusana Davis will chair the task force.“We cannot continue to treat racism and examples like the one in Minneapolis as uncomfortable and rare events, which is why we’ve been working on a Racial Equity Task Force in recent months,” said Governor Scott. “A task force is not the cure-all for what ails us. It is going to take some soul searching and real change—individually and systemically—to make a difference. The good news is, we can fix this without waiting for a vaccine or other solutions out of our control. It just takes us uniting to make this a better country for everyone because, like the coronavirus, this is literally in our hands.”The Task Force will undertake three major projects including:Evaluating structures of support for racially diverse populations, including a focus on the racial disparities in health outcomes highlighted by COVID-19;Reviewing current state and federal law on hate speech and freedom of speech and considering changes to state law to clarify the path for prosecuting harassment, hate speech and other bias-motivated crimes; andStudying and presenting options to encourage Vermonters from diverse, marginalized or underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to run and serve in public office at all levels.Executive Director of Racial Equity Xusana DavisIt will submit recommendations to the governor on the first project by August 15 and preliminary recommendations on the second and third by December 15. The group will also provide guidance as needed by the Governor. “This task force will contribute to advancing equity in Vermont, and yet it is only one piece of that effort,” said Xusana Davis. “The group will shine further light on existing disparities, but it is up to individuals, institutions and local and state government to make it happen. This is such important work, and it is everyone’s work.”Governor Scott today appointed Xusana Davis as the state’s first executive director of racial equity in June 2019.The Task Force will be chaired by Davis and include up to seven additional members, including representatives from the Governor’s office, law enforcement, a Vermont chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Vermont, the Vermont Human Rights Commission, and a member of the public.Click here or see below to view the full text of the Governor’s Executive Order(link is external), including additional details on the group’s charge.STATE OF VERMONTEXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTEXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 02-20[Racial Equity Task Force]WHEREAS, with the promulgation of Executive Order No. 04-18, codified as Executive Order No. 3-86, Governor Philip B. Scott clearly articulated a goal of having a more diverse and welcoming state; andWHEREAS, Vermont must create a culture in which racial, ethnic and other cultural disparities are openly acknowledged and addressed; andWHEREAS, the State of Vermont has demonstrated leadership in this regard through the creation of a Racial Equity Advisory Panel and the hiring of the Executive Director of Racial Equity; andWHEREAS, the State must and will continue to address the challenges of achieving racial, ethnic and cultural equity across the State; andWHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted racial inequities across the United States, including in Vermont. COVID-19 and other emergencies demonstrate that disparities in times of crisis are reflective of disparities in times of prosperity, and that we must actively work to reduce structural inequities to ensure that no community is more vulnerable than another based on immutable factors such as race or ethnicity; andWHEREAS, we must bring state leaders, agencies and interested parties together from across Vermont to examine existing law on hate crimes, evaluate systems of support and look to increase civic participation among racially diverse populations.NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Philip B. Scott, by the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Vermont, do hereby create the Governor’s Racial Equity Task Force, as follows:I. Composition and AppointmentsThe Governor’s Racial Equity Task Force may consist of up to eight members or approved alternates, including:1. the Executive Director of Racial Equity who shall be Chair;2. one member representing the Governor’s Office, appointed by the Governor;3. one member of the public, appointed by the Governor from among three individuals recommended by the Task Force;4. one member from the law enforcement community, appointed by the Governor;5. one member representing the Vermont chapters of the NAACP, appointed by the Governor;6. one member from the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs, appointed by the Governor;7. one member representing the Vermont ACLU, appointed by the Governor; and8. the Executive Director of the Human Rights Commission.The Task Force may, in its discretion, consult with any agency or department, or private sector professionals, outside of the Task Force for information and advice. The Executive Director of Racial Equity shall consult with the Racial Equity Advisory Panel prior to finalizing Task Force recommendations.II. Charge and ProcessThe Task Force is hereby ordered to undertake the following three projects in the following order of priority:1. Evaluate structures of support for racially diverse populations, particularly in light of the disparities in health outcomes highlighted by COVID-19:a. Structures that currently exist in Vermont;b. Models that have succeeded in other jurisdictions;c. Policy changes Vermont should consider or efforts the state can promote;d. Tools the state can provide to communities;e. Language access; andf. Economics, housing, healthcare and access to credit.2. Review current state and federal law on hate speech and freedom of speech and consider:a. Changes to state law that would facilitate prosecuting harassment, hate speech and other bias-motivated crimes; andb. Changes to State law necessary to ban Confederate flags or other similarly incendiary flags/images from being displayed in places that receive state funding. If all such proposed changes are determined by the Task Force to be highly likely to be found by a state or federal court to unconstitutionally restrict speech, after consultation with experts in constitutional law, the Task Force shall identify the entity most appropriate to conduct training and education in this regard.3. Study and present options for encouraging Vermonters from diverse, marginalized, or underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to run and serve in public office at all levels (local, state, including boards and commissions and federal). The Task Force shall determine:a. Who, or what, organization(s) should conduct the training;b. Whether there is grant funding available to support this effort; andc. Whether there is a program in Vermont or elsewhere that could be replicated.The Task Force shall be advisory to the Governor and make recommendations on the first Project by August 15, 2020. The Task Force shall also provide advice as needed by the Governor. Preliminary recommendations on Projects 2 and 3 shall be submitted to the Governor by December 15, 2020.The Task Force shall meet as needed and at least monthly. Meetings of the Task Force will be public and shall be held electronically for the duration of the COVID-19-related state of emergency and for so long thereafter as the Task Force deems practicable. The Task Force shall ensure notice of the meetings is received in different geographic regions of the State in order to encourage public participation.The Task Force shall receive administrative and staff support from the Office of the Governor and the Agency of Administration.To the extent funding is available, each member of the Panel shall be entitled to per diem compensation pursuant to 3 V.S.A. § 1010.III. Effective DateThis Executive Order shall take effect upon signing and shall continue in full force and effect until May 31, 2021 unless extended by the Governor.WITNESS my name hereunto subscribed and the Great Seal of the State of Vermont hereunto affixed at Montpelier this 1st day of June, 2020.__________________________________Philip B. ScottGovernorBy the Governor:___________________________Brittney L. WilsonSecretary of Civil and Military AffairsExecutive Order No. 02-20last_img read more

Libby Nolen Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

first_imgOther accurate predictors are:Ted Romero at 54 seconds off and also the fastest finisher on the 3 mile course at 23:36;Mark Bjorklund with a 64 second difference;Jacqueline Nolan was 144 seconds off; and Lynn Bjorklund recorded a 214 second differential.Accurate predictors on the 1 mile course:Logan Nolan, 9, was the top finisher with a time of 9:17; andLily Nolen, 7, was the first female at 16:31.Top female in 3 mile course:Sanna Sevanto recording a 25:56.Next week’s race is 6 p.m. Tuesday, on the trail in White Rock located 2.7 miles from the junction of N.M. 4 and Pajarito Road on N.M. 4 west toward Bandelier National Monument or approximately 10.3 miles from the Back Gate on N.M. 4 headed east. 1 and 3 mile trail runs will be available. Runners wait for the rain to ease for the weekly pace race Tuesday at East Park. Courtesy photoWaiting for the race to begin. Courtesy photoACRR News:Libby Nolen, 12, is the top predictor in the weekly pace race held Tuesday at rainy East Park with a 52 second differential from her predicted time. For more information call 505.672.1639 or visit read more

Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, Sept. 15

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWe must prepare for worst of covidI have never been the kind of guy who runs around saying the sky is falling, but I will admit to spending an inordinate amount of time looking at the COVID-19 statistics. So with that in mind and a little common sense, I see a disaster coming.First, the virus didn’t go away when it got hot out, obviously.Second, if you want to preserve something, you put it in the refrigerator. So, the virus is going to hang around longer in the winter.Unlike summer, we will be all packed in together and students will be traveling all over the place, carrying it with them and bringing it home.Third, after the first wave of infections receded, the country reached a plateau of an alarming 1,000 deaths a day. The fall will bring the second wave, when researchers are predicting a doubling or tripling of that figure, and the total COVID-19 deaths recorded in the last six months (~200,000) will be matched in the next three months until New Year’s.The peak of the second wave will occur at different times in different parts of the country, just like the first wave, and we will not be spared.The date of the presidential election is irrelevant to the virus. There are no proven therapeutics and there is no vaccine.All we can (and must) do to protect ourselves is wear our masks and wash our hands. It’s not a lot, but it’s everything.Paul DonahueNiskayunaCity manager will be costly for cityBefore the campaign promises about city managers start, let me give you some facts.Only 14 of New York State’s 62 cities have a city manager. Proponents of abolishing our form of government brought the city manager of Watertown to Saratoga Springs as an example of the quality of leadership our city could hire. This city manager was later fired by the Watertown City Council. Watertown is currently being run by its fourth city manager in only 3 years.In New York state, under a city manager, Elmira’s taxes went up 17% in 2018 and 7% more in 2019.In Ogdensburg, the manager was just forced out by the City Council; while in Long Beach the past city manager is being sued for misappropriation of over $1,500,000.The group that is pushing to change our local government has already used tens of thousands of dollars from national and state city manager associations to sell their false promises.Our city works. Why change to being governed by an unelected and unknown city manager brought in from out of town and risk higher taxes and losing our quality of life?Joe DaltonSaratoga SpringsGlendale Nursing staff are real heroesI would like to thank the staff at Glendale Nursing Home for all of their hard work and dedication during these challenging times. I would especially like to thank the staff on the Mohawk Trial unit.This neighborhood cares for residents with dementia.My mother resides on this unit on the first floor and has a window where we can visit and watch the actual day-to-day care and love that she receives.These staff have their own lives, caring for their own families during this pandemic, but continue to give excellent care and love to our loved ones. They are true heroes. With all my heart, I thank you.Colleen MalloySchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:HIGH NOTES: PPEs, fighting hunger, backpacks and supplies for kidsFoss: Schenectady homeless assistance program Street Soldiers dealing with surge in needFoss: Schenectady Clergy Against Hate brings people togetherEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Make a game plan for voting. Do it now.last_img read more

Foresight Names Alain Charlois As VP, Strategic Partnerships

first_img“I believe a lot more could be done with advanced computer vision and ADAS technologies to enhance drivers’, pedestrians’ and cyclists’ safety” said Charlois. “I am delighted to join the Foresight team and push their disruptive sensing technology into the marketplace.” Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd., an innovator in automotive vision systems, has announced the appointment of seasoned executive Alain Charlois as vice president of strategic partnerships, effective July 1. Charlois will be responsible for developing new business opportunities and identifying potential strategic partners in the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving markets in North America and Europe.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Foresight’s unique vision technology has the potential to revolutionize automotive safety” said Haim Siboni, Foresight’s CEO. “Mr. Charlois’ unique skills and extensive industry relationships will allow us to generate additional interest in our offerings, help us identify and connect with potential corporate partners, and expand our presence in the ADAS and autonomous vehicles markets.”center_img Charlois has extensive experience commercializing disruptive technology and scaling businesses in both the automotive and off-highway markets, holding leadership positions at international companies across Asia, Europe and North America. Charlois led the strategic business development and product strategy planning at automotive companies such as ZF-TRW Automotive, as well as startups such as Fallbrook Technologies and Phantom Intelligence. His deep automotive experience gives him a unique and invaluable perspective on ADAS sensors, autonomous vehicles and the associated ecosystem, according to Foresightl.last_img read more

Air Products biogas membrane separators receive PED certification

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Infrastructure managers must do more to help freight, warns Mercitalia

first_imgEUROPE: Mercitalia Logistics Chief Executive Marco Gosso strongly criticised the performance of European infrastructure managers at the Transport Logistic trade show in München on June 6.Insisting that the FS subsidiary would ‘increase the pressure on infrastructure managers’, Gosso said that freight operators were still not being adequately compensated for day-to-day disruption caused by infrastructure problems. ‘Generally if a train does not run, we get the cost of buying the path back, but this is only a small portion of the overall cost of providing a service’, he said. Rail freight operators ‘will die’ if the question of operational economics is not addressed, he told Railway Gazette.Asked if the 2017 tunnel collapse at Rastatt in Germany had helped to focus minds on better supporting rail freight operators during disruption, Gosso felt that ‘nothing much has changed’. Mercitalia Logistics is ‘still asking DB Netz for damages’, he added, noting that three of the group’s subsidiaries were affected.Nevertheless, Gosso presented an upbeat picture of the company’s performance since it was established at the start of 2017 to bring together the Italian state railway’s heavily loss-making freight activities. Announcing that the first phase of Mercitalia’s strategic plan was now complete, Gosso said that the focus would switch from reorganisation to development. Losses across the group have largely been stemmed and it is starting to generate cash despite the challenging economics of rail freight. ‘The key to the turnaround is productivity. Delivering more services across the logistics chain while keeping our cost base the same’, he explained.In its 2019-23 industrial plan, Mercitalia will spend €1bn across its business, of which around €700m will be allocated to rolling stock. Operation of longer and heavier trains will be a priority, and Mercitalia Rail has already started to deploy the first of 60 Bombardier Traxx DC3 locos on domestic traffic. In line with these objectives, the company plans to run its first 2 200 tonne cereals train on June 12.International growth is another strategic priority, especially on the key trans-Alpine corridors through Switzerland and Austria. Mercitalia Rail CEO Gianpaolo Gotelli confirmed plans to develop two new intermodal terminals in northern Italy by 2023 to handle anticipated traffic growth related to the completion of the Ceneri Base Tunnel and the high-clearance Gotthard corridor. Segrate near Milano will be able to handle up to 44 trains per day while Brescia will accommodate around half that number; both terminals will be able to receive 750 m long trains.last_img read more

Antigua PM rebuffs US report

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share 109 Views   no discussions InternationalNewsPrintRegional Antigua PM rebuffs US report by: – March 17, 2017center_img Tweet Share Antigua’s Prime Minister, Gaston Browne(Antigua Observer) A 2017 US State Department report that gave a scathing assessment of Antigua & Barbuda, has been fiercely rebuffed by Prime Minister Gaston Browne.The International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) Volume II on Money Laundering and Financial Crimes, which was released in March 2017, described the nation’s Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) as “among the most lax in the world”.It also highlighted allegations by US prosecutors of a “corruption scandal involving the payout of close to $8 million in bribes by Brazilian construction contractor Odebrecht”.The mention of the alleged US $8 million in bribes is a doubling of the previous US $4 million bribe alleged. The US report noted that “the corruption allegations involve two high-level officials and two offshore banks in Antigua and Barbuda”.Browne dismissed the additional $4 million as an error on the part of the document’s authors, and labelled sections of the report “misleading” and “incorrect”.He said his government is prepared to challenge claims that the country’s CIP “remains among the most lax in the world”.The Antigua & Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) leader said in Parliament, on Thursday, that it has written to the US State Department expressing its dismay with the “deception” in the INCSR 2017 report.Browne quoted a section of the letter which read: “The government of Antigua & Barbuda deeply regrets that the report misrepresents the situation in Antigua & Barbuda with regard to its Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) and its anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism regime.”last_img read more

Low-PIM Coaxial Cable Assemblies with PIM Levels Less than -160 dBc

first_imgPasternack has launched a new line of low-PIM coaxial cable assemblies that are ideal for distributed antenna systems (DAS) and are available in standard and custom lengths with same-day delivery.Pasternack’s new series of low-PIM coaxial cable assemblies consists of 18 standard configurations that boast PIM levels of < -160 dBc. This product line is made with lightweight, flexible UL910 plenum-rated SPP-250-LLPL RF coaxial cable which can operate in temperatures from -55°C to +125°C. They are offered with the following connector types: 4.3-10, 7/16 DIN, 4.1/9.5 mini-DIN and Type-N, which also include right-angle connector options. These high-quality cables deliver low insertion loss and excellent VSWR, are 100% RF and PIM tested and come with the PIM test results marked on the cables. In addition to DAS systems, these cables are ideal for indoor wireless systems, wireless infrastructure, multi-carrier communication systems, WISP networks, small cell installations, and PIM testing applications.Pasternack will soon add even more options to this Low-PIM cable assembly line by adding 10 new connector options to choose from.Pasternack’s new low-PIM coaxial cable assemblies are in stock and ready for immediate shipment with no minimum order quantity. For detailed information on these products, click here.last_img read more