IB13: Industry Nine Adds Lightweight, Aero Carbon Road Bike Wheels & Fat Bike Hubs

first_imgThe relationship with Reynolds that Industry Nine started for their mountain bike wheels now carries over to road, giving them Reynolds latest carbon rims for a complete range of new deep aero and lightweight shallow carbon road bike wheels.For deep sections, they’re lacing their road Torch hubs to the Reynolds DET Aero 72 and 58 rims that were launched last summer. They’ll be laced 20 spokes in the front, 24 in the rear, up from the 16/20 count used by Reynolds.I9’s Jacob McGahey says they wanted to maximize stiffness all around, and their hub’s lacing pattern is based on a 2:1 scheme, so going to a lower number would have meant an odd number like 21 that could have caused interface issues. This makes it the option for crit racers and heavier riders since it’ll have increased strength and fatigue life.For sprinters and climbers, they’ve got the C29 and C41… The naming convention puts the numbers into words, so the 58mm deep rims are the Five Eights, and the 72 is the Seven Two. Weights are 1600g (58) and 1650g (72). Prices are $2,895 and $2,995 respectively.The lighter, shallower wheels are based on the brand new Reynolds rims that were just introduced this summer. McGahey didn’t want them named specifically, but it’s pretty easy to figure out which rims are which for the Industry Nine C29 and C41.The taller C41 uses the SLG (Swirl Lip Generator) external bead to improve aerodynamics. Just as Reynolds will have a disc version coming soon, so will I9, using their gorgeous new Torch disc road hubs.Weights are 1,265g (29) and 1,410 (41). Look for the disc versions to only add about 50 to 60g! Price is $2,375 for both, and they’ll all be available in January 2014.Just a glamour shot of their Torch road hubs, because they’re sooooo pretty.For the completely opposite type of bicycle, they’re making new fat bike hubs. Rear is 170mm and is compatible with all their end caps, so it can go to 12×177 thru axle. They’re looking at the 190mm standard and will build it based on distributor demand. Weight should be around 320g for the rear, front is still in development (which is why it’s not shown). It’ll use the same interchangeable end caps to accommodate whatever standards emerge (and those that currently exist).Should ship in mid November. Pricing is same as their standard classic hubs at $575/set.last_img read more

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SymQuest names Meg Fleming president

first_imgSymQuest,Vermont Business Magazine SymQuest Group, Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc(link is external), and regionally based IT services and office technology provider, has announced the appointment of Meg Fleming as President of SymQuest effective April 1, 2017. Fleming will succeed Co-Founder, and acting President and CEO, Larry Sudbay, after 21 years of service with SymQuest.Meg Fleming Symquest March 2017“I am very excited to announce Meg’s new role in our organization. Throughout her 25 year tenure with first McAuliffe Office Products, then SymQuest, Meg has shown exemplary leadership among her peers. Her ability to problem solve and manage large scale strategic objectives has shaped her skillset as an executive,” Sudbay said. “In addition to her professional leadership, her vision for client service delivery excellence will serve SymQuest well in the years to come.”Prior to her appointment as President, Fleming served in various positions within the company including: Chief Operating Officer, Client Support Manager, Service Manager, Director of Service and Regional Director of Sales. In addition to her professional experience, Fleming believes in giving back to the community. Fleming has previously held positions as Board Member for the St. Michael’s College Alumni Association, Board Member for the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, and acting Co-Chair of the Cambridge Conservation Commission – among other service activities. “I am honored to serve SymQuest as President. Our organization is comprised of exceptional employees focused on providing an outstanding customer experience to our clients,” Fleming said. “I believe our next step as an organization will be to innovate the way companies do business by providing solutions that bolster efficiencies and cost recovery through automated workflows, connected devices, and cloud services.” Fleming will be responsible for all departments and strategic initiatives throughout SymQuest’s nine office locations; and will be based in SymQuest’s dual-headquarters, located in South Burlington, Vt. and Westbrook, Maine. Fleming received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt., and successfully completed Leadership Champlain, Northern Vermont’s premier leadership training program supported by the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce. To learn more about SymQuest visit www.SymQuest.com(link is external).About SymQuest Group, Inc.Founded in 1996, SymQuest designs, installs, and hosts network infrastructures and printing environments of all sizes. SymQuest is a regionally based subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A with locations in South Burlington and Rutland, VT, Plattsburgh and Watertown, NY, Keene and West Lebanon, NH and Westbrook and Lewiston, ME.  SymQuest has developed a national reputation for service excellence and innovation and is ranked Northern New England’s #1 managed IT services and copier provider by MSPmentor©. Learn more about our solutions at www.SymQuest.com(link is external). About Konica MinoltaKonica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™ (www.reshapework.com(link is external)). With our comprehensive portfolio, we deliver solutions to leverage mobility, cloud services, and optimize business processes with workflow automation. Our All Covered IT Services(link is external) division offers a range of IT strategy, support, and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty(link is external) in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for ten consecutive years and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2016 America’s Best Employers list. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for five years in a row. We partner with our customers to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit: www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com(link is external) and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook(link is external), YouTube(link is external), and Twitter(link is external)@KonicaMinoltaUS(link is external).Source: South Burlington, Vt. (March 03, 2017) – SymQuest Group, Inclast_img read more

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Judicial review plans prompt parliamentary alarm

first_imgA cross-party group of MPs and peers has reiterated its objection to a number of the government’s proposed reforms to curb the use of judicial review. In a report published today, the Joint Select Committee on Human Rights says the plans go too far in restricting access to court for people to hold the government to account for acting unlawfully.The committee expresses particular concern about the capping of costs, interveners’ costs and the power of the lord chancellor to redefine public interest proceedings.The reforms are set out in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, which is set for its report stage in the House of Lords next week.Dr Hywel Francis MP (pictured), chair of the committee, said the changes will make it more difficult for people to hold the government to account. ‘This is about upholding the rule of law, and we hope the House of Lords will amend the bill in ways we have recommended,’ he said. ‘This ought to stop the government from making it more difficult for it to be challenged in court.’The committee recommends amendments to part four of the bill – most notably removing plans to give the lord chancellor power to redefine ‘public interest’ proceedings.Other recommendations included taking away the statutory duty on courts to order an intervener to pay costs incurred by other parties except in ‘exceptional circumstances’.Members also propose restoring judicial discretion on costs and allowing courts to make a costs-capping order at any stage – not just in cases in which permission has been granted.The report adds: ‘The government’s argument that the taxpayer should not be expected to fund costs protection in unmeritorious cases has an attractive plausibility. ‘However, the practical problem with restricting cost-capping orders to cases in which permission has been granted is that meritorious public interest cases will not be brought because applicants cannot take the risk of exposure to pre-permission costs.’Lord chancellor Chris Grayling, appearing before the House of Lords constitution committee on Wednesday, said reforms of judicial review were ‘necessary, proportionate and dealing with an area that’s not working very well’.last_img read more

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Dooish National School gets approval for emergency works

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has received confirmation following his representations directly to the Department of Education for funding to carry out Emergency Works at Dooish National School, Ballybofey. The Donegal TD said he wished to compliment the entire school staff and school management for their excellent work and commitment to the school at Dooish.He added “I have received written confirmation from the Minister of Education that he has approved the necessary funding for the school; I have been in routine and direct contact with the Department in order to secure this funding for the school. “I expect the emergency works to commence at the school immediately once the paperwork is completed by the school authorities and the Department. The works should be complete at the school without any undue delay.”He concluded that it is essential that we as a state continue to invest heavily in our education system in order to afford every possible opportunity to our future generations.Dooish National School gets approval for emergency works was last modified: October 4th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Cherokee County Man Arrested for Sexual Assaults Involving Child

first_imgCherokee County Sheriffs Office arrested  43-year-old Dennis James Lavender, of Murphy for Sexual Assaults involving a child.In March of 2015, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office began a joint investigation with the Cherokee County Department of Social Services pertaining to allegations that Lavender had committed sexual assaults of a minor child.  The investigative case was presented to the Cherokee County Grand Jury in April of this year.  The grand jury handed down indictments for First Degree Sex Offense as well as indecent liberties with a minor.He was arrested August 20th in the Martin’s Creek Community.Lavender is currently in the Cherokee County Detention Center under a $500,000 secure bond and is expected to be in Cherokee County Superior Court on November 7th, 2016.last_img read more

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Congo-Brazzaville to chair AU

first_img25 January 2006Congo-Brazzaville has been elected chair of the African Union (AU) for 2006, after Sudan withdrew its bid for the post at the AU heads of state summit in Khartoum, Sudan on Monday.A special committee appointed by the summit – comprising Gabon, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Djibouti, Burkina Faso, Tanzania and Egypt – has recommended that Sudan take over the presidency in 2007.Traditionally, the host of the AU summit takes over the presidency. But concerns were raised that Sudan’s human rights record, particularly in the troubled Darfur region, might taint the AU’s reputation and stall the union’s peacekeeping initiatives in the region.An official statement declared that the union’s principle of rotating leadership among regions “shall be respected when electing the president of the African Union”.A task team is to be established to ensure that the geographical rotational principle for the coming years is adhered to, and that the election processes conform to the provisions of the AU’s Constitutive Act.Congolese President Denis Sassou-Nguesso is now the chair of the AU.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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World Press Freedom Day 2015 seminar – Let journalism thrive!

first_imgPress statement30 April 2015The Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA), in partnership with the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism and the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, will be hosting a seminar on Tuesday, 5 May 2015, in Johannesburg, in celebration of the ideals of World Press Freedom Day.Guided by the United Nations international theme for 2015, the seminar will be themed “Let Journalism Thrive! Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality and Media Safety in the Digital Age”. It will bring together government departments and entities, media practitioners and students, academia and civil society organisations to commemorate the day, with a focus on the “State of Media Freedom in South Africa”.Given the importance of World Press Freedom Day to underpinning the fundamental human right to freedom of expression, the MDDA invites all South Africans to remember this Day on 3 May. Proclaimed in December 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly, the Day is marked internationally as an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; assess the state of press freedom throughout the world; defend the media from attacks on their independence; and pay tribute to the many courageous journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.Established by an Act of Parliament in 2002, the MDDA gives meaning and effect to the principles of press freedom through its commitment to a free and diverse media, with access to all. The MDDA promotes such development in the South African media throughout the country, by building an environment where a diverse, vibrant and creative media flourishes and reflects the needs of all South Africans. Specific objectives of the MDDA Act include encouraging ownership and control of and access to media by historically disadvantaged communities, as well as by the historically diminished indigenous language and cultural groups. In addition, the MDDA seeks to raise public awareness with regard to media development and diversity and encourages research regarding these crucial issues.The Seminar will be held on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 at the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism, ground floor, 1 Richmond Forum, Cedar Street, Richmond, Johannesburg, and runs from 09h00 to 16h00.The seminar programme is available on the MDDA website.Further information can be obtained from Ms Khanyisa Mahlawule, MDDA, on [email protected] or 011 643 1100.Issued by:MDDA: 011 643 1100MDDA Communicationslast_img read more

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Buzzwords of Web 2.0: RSS Down, Microblogging Up

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… frederic lardinois Like every other innovative industry before it, Web 2.0, too, has developed its own language. Our friends over at the Royal Pingdom blog took a close look at the buzzwords around Web 2.0 today and found some interesting trends. Using Google Trends as the basis for their research, Pingdom, for example, concludes that searches for term ‘Web 2.0’ peaked in 2007 and have been decreasing every since. Some of the main terms of the Web 2.0 world like ‘RSS,’ or ‘cloud computing‘ have also been on a steady downward trajectory, while ‘blogging’ is still holding steady. On the other hand, terms related to social activities on the net like ‘social media,’ ‘social network,’ or ‘microblogging‘ (thanks to Twitter) have seen a steady rise in searches over the last few years. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… ‘Web 3.0,’ however, seems to have peaked as a term to describe the next wave of Internet innovation before it even had a chance to happen.For a the full list of Web 2.0 buzzwords, head over to the Royal Pingdom blog.Conclusions?We wouldn’t want to draw too many conclusions from this list, as it is based on search terms, and as users get more familiar with these and start bookmarking their favorite sites, they will probably start using search less. Also, as these terms become household names, fewer users will look them up on Google. In some ways then, we might be able to interpret the decline of searches for ‘RSS’ or ‘cloud computing’ as a positive thing, as users have replaced searches for these general terms with more specific queries. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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India’s top swimmers wait to be called for London Games

first_imgWith the Olympics just over three weeks away, four of India’s top swimmers are waiting to see if their names figure in the list of those who will make the cut for the London Games.It’s been quite some time since Virdhawal Khade, Sandeep Sejwal, Aaron D’Souza and Saurabh Sangvekar achieved the ‘B’ standard mark in their respective events but since then they have not been able to improve upon their performances.The international swimming federation (FINA) has so far released a list of 438 swimmers who have achieved the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT) and their national bodies have approved their names.Next Monday is the last date for the London Organising Committee to receive the entry list and it is clear that out of the four, not more than two Indians will get a chance to compete at the Olympics.The total number of swimmers to compete at the Olympics is 900, which means there are still 462 places to be filled. However, FINA allows one male and one female swimmer from each country as universality places. The number of swimmers for universality places cannot exceed 150 but since the four Indian swimmers have achieved the Olympic Selection Time (OST), they cannot figure in that list.Sejwal was the first to achieve the OST in 100m breaststroke during the World Championships in Shanghai in July last year. He has also made the ‘B’ qualification in 200m breaststroke. Even though Sejwal has not been able to improve on his performance, he stands the best chance of making the cut.advertisementVirender Nanavati, who is the technical committee of FINA, says the Indian swimming federation is also worried with the delay but he is optimistic that at least one, if not two, would get the nod.”We have been keeping a close watch on all the developments and FINA says they are working towards it,” said Nanavati.Meanwhile, 1986 Asian Games silver medallist Khazan Singh, who is a government observer, said that he rarely gets any information from the federation about the swimmers’ progress.”The federation does approach the government for the training of these swimmers abroad but thereafter, there is no communication on what these swimmers do and what was their performance. So we hardly get to know how these swimmers are shaping up. They must inform us about how things have been going on,” said Khazan.last_img read more

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Supermodel Gisele Bundchen bids a teary adieu to the ramp

first_imgGisele Bundchen bid adieu to the catwalk Wednesday night, strutting her stuff at an emotionally charged show in Sao Paulo that she said will be her last stroll down a runway in a 20-year career that has made her a fashion legend.The supermodel bid adieu to the catwalk on Wednesday night. Image credits: APThe 34-year-old Brazilian mother of two, who is married to NFL quarterback Tom Brady, has said she wants to spend more time with her family but has also vowed to continue working in the industry. Brady was on hand for Bundchen’s final appearance, competing with his wife for the cameras’ attention as he took in the spectacle from the first row.As the world’s highest-paid model, according to a 2014 ranking by Forbes magazine, Bundchen is the face of Chanel, Carolina Herrera, Pantene and other top brands. She also designs her own line of flip flops and lingerie.A household name the world over, Bundchen rivals soccer legend Pele for the status of Brazil’s most internationally famous citizen, and her meteoric rise from a middle-class family in a small, rural town to superstar is the stuff of modeling legend.See how the Brazilian supermodel rose to fame  In a posting Wednesday on her Instagram account, Bundchen wrote, “Today after 20 years in the industry, it is a privilege to be doing my last fashion show by choice and yet still be working in other facets of the business.”A shot from the supermodel’s Instagram page. Image credits: AP”I am grateful that at 14, I was given the opportunity to start this journey,” she wrote.advertisementIn an interview broadcast on the Globo television network Wednesday, she compared her life to a cup of water filled to the brim.”If your cup is full, how are you going to put more into it?” she said in Portuguese. “I’m emptying my cup so I can put more things into it.”Bundchen made her final catwalk appearance during Sao Paulo Fashion Week for Colcci, the Brazilian streetwear label she has represented since 2005. She made three appearances, opening the show in an A-line dress in white lace and lacey, knee-high black boots and closing it in a sundress with a full skirt in ivory and salmon stripes. Gisele Bundchen’s last stint on the ramp looked like this For the final bow, a bevy of models emerged in jeans and T-shirts printed with Bundchen’s image, and Bundchen herself wove her way through the pack, sporting painted-on jeans and a top depicting her in a yoga pose. Fighting back tears, she flashed her trademark broad smile and a thumbs-up.In an interview earlier this week with the newspaper Estado de S. Paulo, Bundchen was quoted as saying she wanted her last runway experience to be in her native Brazil, “where it all started.”Fighting back tears, Bundchen flashed her trademark broad smile and a thumbs-up. Image credits: APShe was born and raised along with five sisters, including a fraternal twin, in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, a center of German immigration to Brazil. Bundchen was discovered by a modeling agency at age 14 and she came in second place in a nationwide modeling contest, before moving to New York to work the fashion runways there.By age 20, she’d become a fashion sensation, her freckled face and flowing dirty blond locks gracing the cover of top fashion magazines worldwide and her unique combination of legginess and curves causing a sensation during her runway appearances. Bundchen’s success with her healthy good looks was heralded as marking the end of the sickly skinny and bedraggled “heroin chic” look that had dominated runways for years.Her romantic life was regularly splashed across gossip magazines, as she was romantically linked to a series of A-listers, from surfer Kelly Slater to actor Leonardo DiCaprio. In 2009, she married New England Patriots quarterback Brady. The couple has two children.Last year, she out-earned Brady, netting an estimated $47 million on contracts, according to Forbes. The next highest-earning models on the Forbes celebrity list, Doutzen Kroes of the Netherlands and fellow Brazilian Adriana Lima, earned $8 million each, according to the magazine.last_img read more

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