INTERBIKE 2009 – Easton’s new EC 90 TT deep dish carbon wheelset, EC 90 carbon clincher, and Haven Disk mountain bike wheels.EC 90 TT (above).Ã‚Â Easton increased the side walls from 56mm to 90mm for the new EC 90 TT. The Easton narrow-flange R4TT front hub,Ã‚Â which reduces frontal spoke area by 50%, is the same. The new EC90TT displays lower drag than the Zipp 808 at 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20 degree yaw angles (comparison provided by Easton).The set weights 1424g, 30 grams lighter than the Zipp 808, and is still 9mm deeper in rim profile. Thanks to EastonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Variable Nipple Bed (VNBTM) Technology. This process of internally tapering the rim bed eliminates excess carbon between spoke holes and allows for a sharper inner edge. Less weight, improved aerodynamics with no loss in strength.MSRP:$1900 and come with SwissStop padsEC 90 carbon clincher, and Haven Disk below… 2010 HAVEN DISKThe Haven disk has anÃ‚Â internal rim width of 21mm and weighs in at 1650 grams. And the UST-compatible rim requires no rim strip, eliminating more weight. HavenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s unique Threaded Eyelet System employs an alloy nipple thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s threaded both internally and externally. The wheel uses standard straight-pull spokes and can be trued like a standard wheel.The Haven hub is optimized for 15mm thru axles, but also compatible with standard 9mm quick release mounting via included adapter. Haven wheels are UST ready. Haven is also available in 26Ã¢â‚¬Â or 29Ã¢â‚¬Â.WEIGHT:1650 g, no rider weight limitHUBS: 24h M1 front, 24h M1 rear; works with 15mm or 9mm QR front endsRIM: 21mm Easton Haven, Threaded Eyelet System UST compatibleSPOKES: DT Double Butted black straight pullMSRP: $849.99 2010 EC 90 SL Carbon ClincherThe 2010 EC 90 SL is Easton’s 1st carbon clincher. To combat over heating they are using a proprietary ThermaTecTM brake track treatment. The treatment is also supposed to help provide a smooth consistent braking and eliminate the pulsing, grabby feel found in other carbon wheels.The entire rim including sidewalls is molded into their final shape, which means no post-mold machining that would weaken the structure.WEIGHT:Ã‚Â 1460 g, no rider weight limitHUBS:Ã‚Â 18h R4SL front, 24h R4SL rear; Custom Grade 3 ceramic bearingsRIM:Ã‚Â Easton 38mm carbon clincherSPOKES:Ã‚Â SapimTM bladed blackMSRP:Ã‚Â $1800Ã‚Â SwissStop pads included
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Thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America is growing its sales and marketing division with two new executive appointments.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementChristian Eichstaedt has joined thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America as the head of aftermarket sales, NAFTA. In this role, he will report to Steven Beaty, president, aftermarket and motorsports, in matrix with Volker Wegerhoff, head of sales, IAM.Eichstaedt joins Bilstein with 30 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket. For the past 15 years, he has worked with Interamerican Motor Corp. (IMC), a distributor of OE-quality import replacement parts. He began his career with IMC in July 2003 as the car line manager for Mercedes-Benz/Smart/Sprinter and BMW aftermarket parts programs before being promoted to director of product development for European car lines, where he led a team of five managers through significant organizational changes and achieving profitable growth within a $140 million program.In addition, Warren Johnson will join thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America as marketing manager, effective Sept. 24. In this role, he will report to Beaty, in matrix with Florian Hagemann, BU head of marketing and motorsports.As marketing manager, Johnson will be responsible for identifying, planning and managing the organization’s advertising, promotion and publicity activities, to include print, tradeshow, web/multimedia and sponsorships. He will develop and implement both strategic programs and supporting tactics to ensure the profitability of the company’s products, while evaluating the marketing reactions to its programs and packaging.AdvertisementJohnson joins Bilstein with 30 years of experience in the field of marketing, with the majority of that experience in the powersports industry. For the past year, he has been with EVS-Sports Inc., a leading innovator of motocross and street bike protective gear, where he served as the senior marketing communications director. He has served as a director ofmarketing with both Textron Specialized Vehicles and LifeProof/Otterbox, leading teams through product launches, development of digital strategy and the identification of strategic partnerships. Johnson also served as the marketing communications director at Fox Head Inc., where he spent 12 years leading a global marketing and brand strategy across multiple product categories.
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The Ministry of Justice’s ‘goodwill gesture’ to criminal legal aid firms that successfully bid for duty solicitor work has led to calls from new entrants to the market for a level playing field.Last month justice secretary Michael Gove (pictured) announced he would not introduce a two-tier contracting regime that would have cut the number of criminal defence firms by two-thirds.Following the announcement, furious firms, including Kent-based Gurney Harden Solicitors, said they were considering whether to seek compensation from the ministry after spending thousands of pounds preparing for the new duty contracts.However, the Legal Aid Agency has now written to those that successfully bid for new duty contracts to inform them that they are eligible to join additional duty solicitor schemes from 1 April in areas where they have opened an office and hired extra staff.A spokesperson for the ministry told the Gazette: ‘As a gesture of goodwill, the LAA has decided that the small number of organisations who opened new offices and recruited new staff, at their own risk, in preparation for dual contracting, should be able to take on legal aid work in those areas.’Gurney Harden director Andrew Gurney said the firm was able to obtain the concession only after it instructed London firm Bindmans, which made representations to the LAA on its behalf.However, the latest development has led Walsh Solicitors, which was awarded a 2015 own-client contract, to send the agency a letter before action.Following the decision to scrap the new 2015 duty and own-client contracts, Burnley firm Walsh was given a licence under the 2010 contract. But it was told it could only apply for a duty scheme based on its main office, and cannot register for duty slots in Blackpool and Cheshire, where it has additional offices.The firm’s letter states: ‘Walsh Solicitors sees this refusal as anti-competitive and is thus illegal and/or in the alternative unreasonable.‘Clearly Walsh Solicitors are not on a fair footing as we were unable to add additional offices. As Walsh Solicitors have a licence under the 2010 contract we were not given the opportunity to tender for additional offices.’
Sharing is caring! 88 Views no discussions Share Tweet InternationalNewsPrintRegional EU won’t punish Caribbean countries over death penalty, says official by: Caribbean Media Corporation – November 26, 2015 Share Share CAVALLER… in the Caribbean, many countries that retain the death penalty are the ones with the highest crime rates.GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Secretary General of the International Commission against the Death Penalty, Dr Asunta Cavaller, has described the death penalty as “cruel, inhumane and degrading” even as the European Union said it would not punish Caribbean countries that refuse to abolish the death penalty.Speaking at the Caribbean Regional Conference on the Abolition of the Death Penalty that ended here on Tuesday, Cavaller agreed that abolishing the death penalty does not mean those found guilty of heinous crimes will not be punished.“By doing this you run the risk of executing innocent people. It targets those who are marginalised, ethnic minorities and people who don’t have access to defence lawyers or are denied a fair trial; it alienates the right to life and human dignity,” she said, adding that there was no evidence that the death penalty resulted in fewer crimes.“The death penalty has not proven to be a deterrent. Here in the Caribbean, many countries that retain the death penalty are the ones with the highest crime rates,” she said.The two-day conference was organised by the European Union, in co-operation with the British High Commission and the International Commission against the Death Penalty.Minister of Governance Raphael Trotman, who addressed the opening of the conference, acknowledged that the matter was indeed controversial, but gave no indication that Georgetown would be supportive of abolishing the death penalty.He said Guyana welcomed what he described as a “thought-provoking conference”.“Are we ready to take that step and do we have the political will? These are the questions that need to be answered in the near and medium-term future,” Trotman said, adding that while the death penalty remains law here, there is an unspoken moratorium in effect where it was not applied in sentencing for over two decades.He told the conference of the move by the Parliament several years ago to remove the mandatory death sentence for people convicted of murder.EU Ambassador to Guyana, Jernej Videtic, said the abolition of the death penalty remains one of the main human rights issues for the EU, and welcomed the decision by Suriname in this regard.Head of the Political Division at the EU embassy in Guyana, Derek Lambe, told a news conference that Europe would not punish any Caribbean country that fails to abolish the death penalty.“There is no question that the EU would carry out sanctions or halt development aid or anything like that against any country that didn’t abolish the death penalty; we don’t work that way, we work in a spirit of partnership with countries in the Caribbean,” he said.Lord Nanit Dholakia of the UK All Parliamentary Committee on the Abolition of the Death Penalty told the conference that there was no evidence anywhere in the world that proved that by establishing the death sentence it has reduced crime.He called on civil society to press their governments to abolish such laws. He also urged governments not to hide behind public opinion on this matter, but lead public opinion.
Share LocalNews CARPHA wants more than just narratives from AAR by: Dominica Vibes News – December 17, 2015 Tweet Share 81 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Director of CARPHA Dr. Joy St.John.Director of Surveillance Disease Prevention and Control and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Dr. Joy St John is hopeful that there will not be only narratives coming from the National Action Review of Tropical Storm Erika, but practical products that will help other CARICOM member states.Speaking at the National After Action Review of the events relating to the impact of Tropical Storm Erika in Dominica on Wednesday 16 December 2015, Dr. St John said while the impact of Tropical Storm Erika has been particularly severe, there are adverse weather systems that affect Caribbean islands every year. “It is vitally important therefore to learn from events in Dominica not only to improve resilience in Dominica, but for other countries in the Caribbean region to be able to review their own preparedness and resilience”. Dr. St John indicated that the After Action Review should not be considered a critic or chance to blame individuals or groups where things did not work out, but rather as a dynamic, candid and professional discussion of the events. She said it is an opportunity for multidisciplinary collaboration amongst regional partner agency and sectors. According to Dr St John, for the health sector to learn from this experience, post Tropical Storm Erika teams must continuously assess their performance to identify and learn from success and gaps in an effort to avoid pitfalls in the future.“I don’t want just narratives or gentlemen’s and gentlewomen’s agreements. I want practical products which can help our CARICOM member states to plan and respond and rebuild, I want ways to keep the health system functioning, I want ways to address the mental health issues that plague the survivors when loved ones and colleagues are lost, I want to decide on the forum for effective joint work of the international agencies, I want the formula for producing communication templates which makes it easier for countries and agencies to create useful and understandable messages to keep their population and member states informed,” she explained.
LocalNews Shooting incident at St Joseph by: – October 17, 2016 Photographs from a shooting incident in St Joseph on Monday 17 October 2016.According to residents, police officers shot at a suspect, who was in the pictured Honda HRV, and attempted to flee.The incident reportedly began in the vicinity of the Kaleb Laurent Primary School grounds.– / 9 Sharing is caring! 1277 Views no discussions Tweet Share Share Share
Tweet 271 Views 3 comments Share LocalNews UWP Team Dominica Visits China by: – August 8, 2017 Sharing is caring! Share Share Press Release Roseau, Dominica. August 7th, 2017 – A seven member delegation of the United Workers Party (UWP), the Parliamentary Opposition of the Commonwealth of Dominica, is visiting China over the next two weeks (August 8th to 18th, 2017) at the invitation of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC).The UWP Team will meet with officials of the Government of China on China-Caribbean relations; economic growth policies; renewable energy, ICT, agro processing and light manufacturing opportunities; and prevention of corruption in public office among other areas of mutual development interest. The delegation comprises:• Hon. Lennox Linton• Hon. Hector John• Hon. Ezekiel Bazil• Hon. Danny Lugay• Hon. Joshua Francis• Hon. Felix Thomas• Mr. Crispin GregoireTeam Leader Hon. Lennox Linton says “the parliamentary opposition welcomes this opportunity to explore first hand maximizing intelligent use of Dominica’s relationship with China for mutual benefit and the advancement of global civilization”.
[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Unbeaten Foton trumps HD Spikers ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – The Foton Tornadoes bucked the absence of Jaja Santiago to score a 25-17, 25-21, 16-25, 25-14 win over the Cignal HD Spikers in the 2016 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix on Thursday at the San Juan Arena.American reinforcement Lindsay Stalzer led the way with 20 points, on 19 attacks and one service ace, for the Tornadoes, which remained on top of the standings with a 5-0 win-loss slate.Ariella Usher chipped in 19 markers, including 15 attacks, while Maika Ortiz and Dindin Santiago-Manabat combined 22 points for the defending champions Tornadoes.Santiago is expected to be out for the Tornadoes in its next few matches as she joins the National University Lady Bulldogs in Japan for their build up for the upcoming UAAP Season.“Jaja Santiago will not play in the next 12 days because she needs to go to Japan for her university commitment, “ said Tornadoes head coach Moro Branislav. “But it’s okay. I know my players would step up. I’ll prepare them for the next three to four matches.”The HD Spikers surged ahead early in the opening set but the Tornadoes quickly bounced back to take a 16-13 lead. The Tornadoes didn’t look back from there as consecutive hits by Stalzer handed them the set.The HD Spikers once again claimed a slight upperhand early in the second set but the Tornadoes leaned on Stalzer and Usher to take a 16-14 lead. Both teams had tight exchange from there, but Manabat and Stalzer went on scoring surge for a 2-0 lead.After dropping the third set, the Tornadoes started strong in the fourth frame for a 9-3 lead. The Tornadoes widened the lead further to 16-7 behind Stalzer and Manabat as the HD Spikers fell short and failed to recover for another PSL defeat.Reinforcement Laura Schaudt led the way with 18 points, while Janine Marciano added 11 markers for the HD Spikers, which slid down to a 1-3 slate tying with the RC Cola-Army Lady Troopers./PN