NAHBS 2015: White Industries cuts narrow-wide, direct mount chainrings & new 6-bolt disc brake…

first_imgWhite Industries showed off new narrow/wide direct mount chainrings fit directly on their cranks with a clean, one-piece design.They’ll start off with 28, 30 and 32 first, then gradually add bigger sizes in up to a 48, all in even increments of course. Why go so big? Cyclocross of course. Retail will be about $60 to $80 depending on size and should be available this summer.Rather than duplicate SRAM’s patent, which they never received a response to their licensing requests, they found an expired patent from someone else and used that tooth profile. The rings slot onto the grooves on the back of their crankarms, then use a threaded nut to secure them into place.The wider teeth have a more ramped, slightly lower looking bulge than some others we’ve seen, but should still provide enough material between the chain plates to keep it in line.On the hubs, they’re borrowing the curvier, more modern shape of their newer CLD (CenterLock Disc) hubs and putting it on an all-new 6-bolt disc brake hub.The design is still being finalized, so it may change from what’s shown here, but the goal is to reduce weight. They expect it to end up 40-50g lighter than the original, which you can see in the background.There’s also some big changes going on inside the hub, but they’re not ready to talk about that yet. We spun the freehub body of the new one compared to the old and it sounds like there are a few more engagement points and it’s definitely a bit smoother. These should be released around Interbike time. They’ll have all the current axle standards and options available, making them good for road, ‘cross, gravel and mountain bikes.WhiteInd.comlast_img read more

Marsicano Award nominations sought

first_img March 15, 2007 Regular News Marsicano Award nominations sought Marsicano Award nominations sought The City, County and Local Government Law Section is now accepting nominations for its Ralph A. Marsicano Award.The award is given to a lawyer who has made a significant contribution to the practice of local government law. The award honors Marsicano who served Tampa for more than 30 years as an assistant — and often — acting, city attorney. He was often considered the “Dean of U.S. City Attorneys.”Nominations must be submitted in writing to Ricky Libbert, section administrator, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300, and be submitted in writing accompanied by a summary of the nominee’s activities and accomplishments which qualify the individual for the award.The deadline for receipt of nominations is Monday, April 2. The award will be presented at the City, County and Local Government Law Section’s 30th Annual Local Government Law Seminar May 11 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs.last_img read more

Boyd Named Big Ten’s Third Star

first_img“It was good,” Boyd said Friday. “Warning and Fasching both great players. Its’ fun to play with them out there. It’s fun to work with them and create with them. I thought we had a lot of good chances.Boyd and his two new two new linemates were able to capitalize more on their chances Saturday, in a game that will be remembered less for its lopsided score and more for the brawl in the final seconds.”I thought we finished our chances a little bit better tonight,” Boyd said Saturday. “End of the game, I’m proud of the way our guys stood up for each other and handled that situation. ” Boyd Named Big Ten’s Third Star Ben GotzJanuary 20, 2015Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintTravis Boyd’s weekend was a tale of two games.After the first, a 2-2 tie with Wisconsin, Boyd wore his ballcap and kept his head low as he explained what went wrong after the Gophers held a 2-0 third period lead. Saturday, Boyd was seen beaming by the Gophers bench after scoring his second goal of the first period.In total, Boyd tallied four points over the weekend, including tying a career high with three points in the Gophers 5-2 win over the Badgers Saturday. Boyd picked up his second Big Ten weekly honor of the year for his efforts, after being named the conference’s first star of the week in late October.Boyd was able to generate offense with a new set of teammates against Wisconsin, centering the team’s first line with senior Sam Warning and sophomore Hudson Fasching.last_img read more

How romantic relationships can help or hinder weight loss

first_imgPinterest PsyPost: Why were you interested in this topic?Dailey: I’ve been doing research on how family members support weight management for a few years. The predominant theories that are used to understand romantic partner support of individuals’ weight loss implicitly characterize romantic partners as objective individuals who are able to impart ideal support. Yet, we know from experience that partners might not be able to provide quality support or even undermine weight loss efforts. I wanted to delve into the unique nature of romantic, cohabiting relationships to understand how the relational context might be facilitating or hindering individuals’ weight loss.What should the average person take away from your study?There are three major findings from this study. First, the vast majority of participants wanted a team effort in losing weight. Beyond praise or encouragement, logistical help (e.g., partners making them meals, taking care of the household or kids so individuals can have time to exercise) or partners just being accommodating (e.g., being open to the individuals working out late at night, willing to try new foods) was seen as helpful.Second, certain obstacles were presented by the interdependent nature of romantic relationships. For example, sometimes partners had opposing perspectives on weight loss that made working together difficult. Partners also sometimes made negative comments about their own body or weight loss efforts that drained individuals’ motivation. Some also found it difficult to balance their weight loss goals with the needs of the relationship (e.g., individuals had to make choices to either work out or spend time with their partner).Third, individuals trying to lose weight might make it difficult for partners to provide support. Some participants gave mixed messages about the support they desired from their partners or inconsistent reactions to partner support. For example, some individuals reacted positively to the partner’s suggestion to go for a walk one day but then had a negative reaction the next day.Overall, the findings suggest that weight loss occurs in an intricate, relational context that both partners shape. And merely coaching cohabiting partners on which strategies to use might not address the complex web of relational dynamics that affect the weight loss process.Are there any major caveats? What questions still need to be addressed?This was a qualitative analysis of interviews with 44 individuals, and thus, the findings are not based on a representative sample. The results, however, point towards relational dynamics (e.g., balancing the needs of the individual and the relationship, partners’ own struggles with weight loss, differing perspectives on weight loss) that need to be assessed in future research. These characteristics could also be incorporated into a more comprehensive model of romantic partner support of weight loss.Is there anything else you would like to add?Obviously, weight loss is hard, and individuals have to be motivated to lose weight. But romantic partners are in a unique position to help individuals with their weight loss goals (e.g., daily contact, meals together, sharing household responsibilities). As such, it might be beneficial to incorporate romantic partners into weight loss programs.The study, “Exploring the role of the romantic relationship context in weight loss“, was published February 21, 2017. Share LinkedIn Share on Twittercenter_img Email New qualitative research published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships suggests that romantic partners are in a unique position to help with weight loss goals.The study consisted of interviews with 44 overweight adults from a Southwestern city in the United States. Most participants wanted their romantic partner to be involved in their weight loss efforts, and welcomed any help they received. But relationships could also be an impediment to weight loss efforts, as several participants reported that they and their partner had different approaches to getting fit.PsyPost interviewed the study’s author, René M. Dailey of the University of Texas at Austin. Read her explanation of the research below: Share on Facebooklast_img read more

The Republican: interview with Robert Wolstenholme

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C’bean countries warned rainfall ‘deficit’ still possible…

first_img Guyana to produce 750 thousand barrels of oil per day… You may be interested in… CIMH says Caribbean wet season won’t be very wet Mar 21, 2019 Caribbean countries warned to conserve water as drought… Aug 28, 2018 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF) says rainfall deficits is still possible despite the increasing rainfall and that concerns exist for parts of the eastern Caribbean and Belize. In its August newsletter released here on Monday, CariCOF said rainfall will continue to increase across the region augmenting water resources. “It is likely that parts of Belize, particularly in the northwest, can still have concerns over short term drought that can impact agricultural production and small rivers, streams and ponds. With rainfall deficits still possible despite the increasing rainfall, concerns exist for parts of the eastern Caribbean and Belize over long term drought that can impact rivers and reservoirs by the end of the wet season at the end of November,” CariCOF said, adding “this raises some initial concerns over water availability entering the 2019/2020 dry season”.center_img Aug 5, 2019 CIMH says Caribbean wet season won’t be very wetBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says as the region transitions from the dry into the wet season it is not forecast to be excessively wet in countries like Belize and several other Caribbean countries. CIMH, which coordinates the Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum…August 28, 2018In “CARICOM”Regional countries urged to brace for floodsBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb 16, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) is warning regional countries that they should brace themselves for floods as the drought conditions which have affected the region since late 2014 are expected to subside by the start of the 2016 Hurricane Season.…February 16, 2016In “CARICOM”Caribbean builds resilience through enhanced data collection(Dominica News Online) By the end of September 2018, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) would have installed the last of five new data buoys in the Eastern Caribbean, extending the regional Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) network as it continues to build resilience to climate change in…August 2, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp May 7, 2019 Water-smart farming practices for the dry season CariCOF said that last month, apart from St Vincent that was moderately wet, rainfall in the islands of the eastern Caribbean was normal to below normal. It said Trinidad, St Lucia and Dominica were normal to moderately dry; Tobago and St Croix moderately dry; Grenada and Guadeloupe normal, while Barbados, Antigua and St Kitts slight to moderately dry. Read more at: Jamaica Observer Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img read more

Lag B’Omer

first_imgOn Tuesday, March 12, the Montauk Firehouse parking lot was the starting point for the “COVID-19 Heroes” 50-car procession that cheered and honked from Montauk to Southampton, organized by the Chabad Centers of the Hamptons and the Chabad of Southampton Jewish Center on the day called “Lag B’Omer.”It was a way of saluting and thanking our heroes, the East End fire and police departments, and the staff at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for their selfless service in this difficult time. Sharelast_img read more

Down with the kids

first_imgLast week saw a new event on the regional calendar – the first Manchester Legal Awards, run by Manchester Law Society. Eversheds scooped four of the 17 gongs, while Pannone and Addleshaw Goddard picked up two apiece. Roger Pannone also won an outstanding achievement award for his services to the profession, so let’s hope he has a large mantelpiece. Though Obiter can only dream of attending what was no doubt an Oscar-standard glitzy occasion, a glossy copy of the awards brochure did wing its way down south to humble Obiter Towers. Nominated teams were asked which musical group they would be and what their team’s song would be – reminding Obiter of those cringe-worthy moments when a politician is asked what is on their iPod so that they can ‘appeal to da yoof’. It turns out that law firms are no less excruciating than parliamentarians in this regard, and possibly even a bit more so. Eversheds said it would be Manchester Britpop band Oasis, with their hit Supersonic. Because, they reasoned, the competition can ‘cast no shadow’ over them, and with so many businesses asking ‘where did it all go wrong?’ in the last 18 months, they have helped their clients ‘roll with it’ by delivering excellence ‘all around the world’. Not knowing when to stop, they add ‘some may say’ we’re ‘supersonic’. Pur-lease. Burton Copeland, which won crime team of the year, picked Chariots of Fire by Vangelis because ‘we are a valiant team’, while DLA Piper, nominated in the same category, chose I Fought the Law by The Clash. Ho ho! More esoterically, Liverpool firm Goodman Harvey, winners of the property of the year award, went for the Beatles track I am the Walrus. Why? Apparently the team leader looks like one. Obiter leaves readers to determine whether the firms would pick up any votes with that lot.last_img read more

Intellectual property

first_imgConflict of laws – Information technology – Authorisation In proceedings for infringement of copyright and database right brought by the claimant UK companies (F) against the defendant German and Swiss companies (S), the court was required to determine whether it had jurisdiction. F were engaged in organising professional football matches in the UK, and creating and exploiting certain data and rights in relation thereto. S provided live scores, results and other statistics relating to football and other sports to its customers via the internet. The copyright and database right at issue in the proceedings was alleged to subsist in a database compiled by F which comprised UK football match statistics. F claimed that, in assembling their data, S were copying data from F’s database. It was necessary for F to show a good arguable case of copyright and/or database right infringement in the UK in order to establish jurisdiction in the UK. It was S’s case that they performed no infringing acts, or indeed any acts at all, in the UK. S argued that there could be no infringement unless there was a good arguable case that what they were alleged to have taken by reproduction was itself protectable as a copyright work, in the sense that it could be described as the author’s own intellectual creation – matters such as goals, goal scorers, and red and yellow cards left no room for judgement or discretion, they were simply collected mechanically by an observer. Held: (1) F’s case was that the infringing act was the reproduction of its data by UK customers, and S’s authorisation of the act of reproduction by the customers. F had adequately pleaded a case of authorising reproduction by customers in the UK. Consequently, there was also an adequate plea of joint infringement between S and the UK customers (see paragraphs 28-41 of judgment). (2) S’s argument that the part alleged to have been reproduced did not amount to an intellectual creation was not supported by any evidence. While there might ultimately prove to be force in S’s argument, F had a good arguable case on the issue of reproduction of a substantial part (paragraph 49). (3) F had pleaded that S had extracted and/or re-utilised the whole or a substantial part of its database, within the meaning of regulation 16 of the Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997. Unlike copyright, there did not appear to be any provision in relation to database right which corresponded to section 16(2) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, which prevented ‘authorising’. F therefore had to show that S had done the acts in question, or plead some act of extraction or re-utilisation by someone else and rely on joint tortfeasorship. It was the end-users in the UK who would carry out any act of extraction in the UK, by downloading information necessary to allow S’s pop-up windows to appear on their screen. Despite the absence of a specific allegation to that effect in the relevant part of the particulars of claim, the particulars of claim viewed as a whole did allege sufficient facts for F to be able to maintain that customers had extracted the data in the UK. F had a good arguable case on the issue of extraction (paragraphs 52-62). The ‘re-utilisation’ issue raised a question of law, namely the place where ‘making available to the public all or a substantial part of the contents of a database by… online… transmission’ occurred, within the meaning of article 7(2)(b) of Directive 96/9. In the context of satellite broadcasts within the EU, the place where the act of broadcast occurred was where the signals were introduced under the control of the person making the broadcast into an uninterrupted chain of communication. That was known as the ‘emission theory’. There was no corresponding definition for either of the restricted acts in issue in the instant case. It was significant that the UK had adopted the emission theory for all wireless broadcasts, not solely satellite broadcasting. Article 7(2)(b) of Directive 96/9 and article 3 of Directive 2001/29 should be interpreted as meaning that the act of making available to the public by online transmission was committed and committed only in the place where the transmission took place. Although the placing of data on a server in one state could make the data available to the public of another state, that did not mean that the party who had made the data available had committed the act of making available by transmission in the state of reception (paragraphs 63-74). (4) The particulars of claim alleged sufficient facts to make out a case of re-utilisation by the two named customers. Applications granted in part. (1) Football Dataco Ltd (2) Scottish Premier League Ltd (3) Scottish Football League (4) PA Sport UK LTD v (1) Sportradar GMBH (a ­company registered in Germany) (2) Sportradar AG (a company registered in Switzerland): Ch D (Mr Justice Floyd): 17 November 2010center_img James Mellor QC, Lindsay Lane (instructed by DLA Piper UK) for the claimants; Hugo Cuddigan (instructed by Bird & Bird) for the defendants.last_img read more

A night to regret

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