Zipp prints up Viking shield Super-9 Disc for Katusha’s Kristoff

first_imgPhotos c. Wil Matthews/ZippZipp has often highlighted their Impress Direct-Print technology on various one-off wheelsets, but this might be the best use yet. Not only is Alexander Kristoff a big shot on Team Katusha, but he’s also a native of Stavanger, Norway. What better way to honor his heritage than with a Zipp Super-9 disc disguised as a Viking inspired shield? Granted the choice of material has been upgraded from wood to a much more modern unidirectional carbon fiber…Photos c. Wil Matthews/ZippGiven the fact that the graphics are printed directly onto the carbon, the treatment is super light an more durable than decals. You can see the wheel in person on the stage 6 Individual Time Trial in the Tour of California this Friday. Now, maybe another company can follow up with a sword made of disc brake rotors…zipp.comlast_img read more

IICA hopes resilient center will propel private investment

first_img Share 141 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! LocalNews IICA hopes resilient center will propel private investment by: Dominica Vibes News – August 24, 2018 Tweetcenter_img Patrick Antoine, Special Advisor to IICA’s Director GeneralThe Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) said one of the main issues raised during discussions with the Ministers of Agriculture and Foreign Affairs was getting the private sector on board with agriculture. Patrick Antoine, Special Advisor to IICA’s Director General said this is a component missing not only in Dominica but the entire Caribbean region. IICA has intentions of building a resilience center in Dominica. “We have not had the substitution from the private sector into the research and expenditure pool to drive innovation and that’s certainly something we want to try to reverse and we’re hoping that the center where you bring innovation here in Dominica with technology and you’re bringing youth into the picture that will attract private investment.”He said therefore, the government’s role in the first instance therefore is to bring in some money to the agricultural sector after which a domino effect is needed. This can be achieved by “ being able to attract the private sector investment that we need to substitute from where we should be in relation to the expenditure in agriculture with expenditures taking place in research and development”.This issue is a very complex one which is key to where the region needs to go, Antoine said adding that IICA is “very much on the ball”. Share Sharelast_img read more

Beach cleanup on tap in February

first_imgSpecial to the PRESSTexas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is calling on volunteers for the 17th Annual Winter Texan Beach Cleanup Friday, Feb. 8, at Edwin Atwood Park on Access Road 5 off Highway 100.Registration will be held with coffee and donuts available at 8:30 a.m.The cleanup begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until noon.Volunteers will gather afterward to see who found the most unusual item.The Winter Texan Beach Cleanup is one of three all-volunteer seasonal cleanups coordinated through the Adopt-A-Beach program of the Texas General Land Office.Each year, Texas’ beaches receive large amounts of marine debris due to a convergence of currents in the Gulf of Mexico.Since 1986, Adopt-A-Beach volunteers have picked up enough trash to fill a line of dump trucks 90 miles long, making it one of the most successful volunteer programs in the nation.Volunteers record data on the trash to learn more about the causes of marine debris and to help mitigate pollution along Texas’ 367 miles of coastline.The Texas General Land Office’s Adopt-A-Beach program is funded primarily by private contributions.To help out, or for more information, call the Adopt-A-Beach program at (877) TXCOAST or visit the web site at the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Jan. 2 edition of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedGREAT OUTDOORS: Winter Texans Clean UpBy JIM FOSTER Special to the Parade Unless you live in a shell, I would think you have heard all the Winter Texan jokes. These jokes, sometimes funny and sometimes not, are along the lines of some jokes about a certain Texas university and ethnic areas with Polish populations. Well, jokes…February 7, 2013In “South Padre Parade”Rain or shine: Texas-sized beach cleanup Saturday!Volunteers needed for Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup Special to the PRESS Saturday’s Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring cleanup will take place rain or shine, so come on out and be a part of the nation’s biggest all-volunteer coastal cleanup. The 2015 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup takes place at 30…April 17, 2015In “Event”Trash collection reels in tonsBy CRAIG ALANIZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS The fall beach clean-up attracted hundreds of volunteers to the Island Saturday morning. Several organizations sponsored a mile stretch of beach. Surfrider Foundation, Keep SPI Beautiful and Friends of Isla Blanca provided gloves, trash bags, data cards and water to volunteers. The Texas…September 24, 2012In “Gallery”last_img read more

Report: Bristol Bears ‘A’ 19-19 Saracens Storm

first_imgThe home side led late on, but Charlie Watson’s last-gasp converted try ensured the shares were spoiled at Clifton RFC.Nic Stirzaker crossed for the Bears in the first period, while Tiff Eden struck fourteen points with the boot. What happened? Despite a yellow card for Saracens’ Chester Duff inside the opening five minutes, it was Storm who went ahead when Ali Crossdale went over to score.Eden hit back with two well-struck penalty goals to keep Bristol in the hunt, before Nic Stirzaker dotted down on the half hour to edge Bears in front.Andy Christie’s unconverted try before the interval ensured the teams went in with little between them at 13-12 at half time.In a tightly contested second period, Eden added a further two penalty goals, only for Charlie Watson to bundle over at the death and clinch the draw for Saracens. Teams: 15. Ioan Lloyd; 14. Tyrese Johnson-Fisher, 13. Ryan Edwards, 12. Harry Ascherl, 11. Freddie Owsley; 10. Tiff Eden, 9. Nic Stirzaker; 1. Tom Rowland, 2. Shaun Malton, 3. Jake Armstrong, 4. Alex Groves, 5. Aly Muldowney, 6. James Dun, 7. Sam Graham, 8. Jordan Crane (c).Replacements: 16. Tom Lindsay, 17. Nick English, 18. Jay Burley (Thornbury RFC), 19. Dec Fissington (Hartpury), 20. Max Clementson (Hartpury), 21. Blake Boyland, 22. Chay Mullins (Academy U18s), 23. Nathan Chamberlain.last_img read more