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Boyd Cycling cycles back to their roots with T-Lab titanium road bike collaboration

By on January 18, 2021

first_imgBased around 650b wheels, the X3 has clearance for up to 51mm wide tires or it will also clear a 700c x 42mm tire. Like the R3, the X3 features internal cable routing, flat mount disc brakes, and 12mm thru axles.Builds will include either the Altamont Lite alloy wheels or the Jocassee 650b or Pinacle 700c carbon gravel wheels.Both bikes will be priced at $7,990 for a complete bike with hydraulic brakes, Di2 shifting, and carbon wheels, or $6,490 for a bike with hydraulic brakes, mechanical shifting, and alloy wheels.boydcycling.com Boyd Cycling is best known for their wheel now, but when the company started they were actually called Boyd Bikes. Starting with bike frames, wheels, and accessories, the company eventually matured into the wheel brand we know today and changed their name to Boyd Cycling. Ten years later, Boyd Cycling wondered what if they were to create their dream build bike to complement their wheels?In a unique development process, Boyd teamed up with Montreal based titanium bike manufacturer T-Lab to come up with two prototypes – one road, one gravel. The two bikes were then put up for a head to head battle on social media to see which one would get the most votes from the Boyd fan base. The winning bike would be headed to production.The winner of that competition happened to be the R3 road bike, but that doesn’t mean gravel lovers are out of luck. While the R3 road bike will see full production, Boyd decided that they would also make a limited run of the gravel frames to satisfy their need for chunky tires. Calling it a next generation road bike, the R3 features a titanium frame with clearance for massive 700c x 35mm tires, flat mount disc brakes, and 12mm thru axles. Complete bikes will include build options for either the Altamont alloy wheels or the 36 Road Disc carbon wheels along with a mechanical or electronic drivetrain.The X3 will be very limited, but Nicole Johnson, Director of Sales said, “We couldn’t possibly say no to someone who wants to own a Boyd / T-Lab gravel bike. Gravel riding has become our passion and both Boyd and I developed our passion for this business from our passion for the bike. Period.”last_img read more

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Raising the bar on protein – Kinetica launches new Protein+

By on December 31, 2020

first_imgProtein specialist, Kinetica Sports is launching its new Protein+ bar this month, which is positioned as a 20g high quality protein bar (that is also rich in fibre). The new Protein + bar is available in two flavours: Choc Orange with a dark chocolate coating, and Toffee with a milk chocolate coating – RRP: £2.49.Protein – which contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass – has increasing relevance for a wider range of consumers. Kinetica notes that, of ‘50% of adults exercising twice a week and nearly 30% consuming sports nutrition, the market is primed for products which deliver on quality and taste.’Kinetica adds, ‘In comparison to some protein bars on the market, which can be quite hard, dry, chalky, and chewy in texture, Protein + bar delivers a superior eating quality and taste. In addition, Protein+ only contains dairy proteins and is gelatin free.’The new launch comes at a time when protein is out-growing many grocery categories. According to IRI data, Brits have reportedly bought an extra 320,000 kilos of sports powders (including whey protein) in grocery retail in the past year – a spike of 19.5%. Volumes of sports bars, RTDs and supplements are up even more, led mainly by greater distribution.Paul Donegan, Business Director at Kinetica Sports UK & Ireland said, “Consumption of sports nutrition products attract a diverse audience from serious competing athletes to serious amateurs taking part in weekend sporting activities – all of whom are looking for high quality, convenient products to help them achieve their health and fitness goals.”He continued, “As convenience continues to drive category growth with small/accessible product formats being introduced, retailers are now allocating more space to sports nutrition to meet the demands of a wider (and growing) consumer base.”Free of artificial flavours, Protein + bar is batch tested within the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) framework by the LGC to ISO 17025 standards.www.KineticaSports.com Relatedlast_img read more

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Yoga improves mental wellbeing among people with arthritis

By on November 19, 2020

first_imgShare LinkedIn Share on Facebook A randomized trial of people with two common forms of arthritis has found that yoga can be safe and effective for people with arthritis. Johns Hopkins researchers report that 8 weeks of yoga classes improved the physical and mental wellbeing of people with two common forms of arthritis, knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The study is believed to be the largest randomized trial so far to examine the effect of yoga on physical and psychological health and quality of life among people with arthritis.Results were published in the April issue of the Journal of Rheumatology.“There’s a real surge of interest in yoga as a complementary therapy, with 1 in 10 people in the U.S. now practicing yoga to improve their health and fitness,” says Susan J. Bartlett, Ph.D., an adjunct associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins and associate professor at McGill University “Yoga may be especially well suited to people with arthritis because it combines physical activity with potent stress management and relaxation techniques, and focuses on respecting limitations that can change from day to day.” Emailcenter_img Share on Twitter Pinterest Arthritis, the leading cause of disability, affects 1 in 5 adults, most of whom are under 65 years of age. Without proper management, arthritis affects not only mobility, but also overall health and well-being, participation in valued activities, and quality of life. There is no cure for arthritis, but one important way to manage arthritis is to remain active. Yet up to 90% of people with arthritis are less active than public health guidelines suggest, perhaps due to arthritis symptoms such as pain and stiffness, but also because they are unsure of how best to remain active.The study recruited 75 people with either knee osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Participants were randomly assigned to either a wait list or eight weeks of twice-weekly yoga classes, plus a weekly practice session at home. Participants’ physical and mental wellbeing was assessed before and after the yoga session by researchers who did not know which group the participants had been assigned to.Compared with the control group, those doing yoga reported a 20% improvement in pain, energy levels, mood and physical function, including their ability to complete physical tasks at work and home. Walking speed also improved to a smaller extent, though there was little difference between the groups in tests of balance and upper body strength. Improvements in those who completed yoga was still apparent nine months later.Clifton O. Bingham III, M.D., associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and director of the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, says the idea for the study grew out of his experiences treating patients with arthritis. “It was watching what happened with my patients and the changes in their lives as a result of practicing yoga that got me interested in the first place.”Safety was a priority in the study, the authors say. “For people with other conditions, yoga has been shown to improve pain, pain-related disability and mood,” says Bingham. “But there were no well-controlled trial of yoga that could tell us if it was safe and effective for people with arthritis, and many health professionals have concerns about how yoga might affect vulnerable joints given the emphasis on changing positions and on being flexible. Our first step was to ensure that yoga was reasonable and safe option for people with arthritis. Our instructors were experienced yoga therapists with additional training to modify poses to accommodate individual abilities.” Participants were screened by their doctors prior to joining the study, and continued to take their regular arthritis medication during the study.The researchers have developed a checklist to make it easier for doctors to safely recommend yoga to their patients, Bingham says. People with arthritis who are considering yoga should “talk with their doctors about which specific joints are of concern, and about modifications to poses,” suggests Bingham. “Find a teacher who asks the right questions about limitations and works closely with you as an individual. Start with gentle yoga classes. Practice acceptance of where you are and what your body can do on any given day.”last_img read more

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County Update 9 On COVID-19: Public Works ‘Still At Work’

By on October 19, 2020

first_imgCOUNTY News:Public Works Director Anne Laurent commented today on questions from residents wondering what kinds of services are still available. “At this point, it’s business as usual for Public Works,” she said, adding that they are still receiving and processing routine requests for items such as filling potholes and monitoring streetlights to ensure they are functioning properly. “We understand that people are at home and relying upon us to provide standard services,” she said, such as trash and recycling pick up. “We are not scaling back on the level of service or established schedules of routine service to customers at this point, although we are taking extra precautions; and we are asking patrons who bring their waste or recycling to the Eco Station or Overlook Convenience Center to be patient and accommodating with our staff. Our facilities’ and custodial crews have increased cleaning and sanitizing in the public buildings that are still open and we continue to encourage members of the public to do business on-line or postpone items that are not urgent.”Atomic City Transit is continuing to provide Dial-a-Ride service, and has been modified to adhere to social distancing recommendations. “Service is still available, just in a different way, and signs have been posted on all bus stops and on our website on how to request a ride.”The only closure within Public Works is the terminal building at the Airport. The rental car company located in the building shut down this week and the building is closed to the public, although the Airport remains open and the Airport Manager is still working to keep the Airport and runway functioning and in service for flights to/from Los Alamos. “We’re still working on projects and assisting with site reviews or other engineering services,” Laurent said, adding that the engineering staff is assessing possible impacts on capital projects that are either out to bid or that were scheduled to be going out to bid. “It’s not clear yet what the ‘ripple effect’ may be longer term on our projects – either for construction services or supplies,” she said, “However, we will be doing our part to keep things on track and moving forward to the best of our ability.”Citizens can send requests and questions to lacpw@lacnm.us or call 505.662.8150.last_img read more

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Los Alamos Visiting Nurses And Home Instead Host Appreciation Luncheon For Staff

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first_imgLos Alamos Visiting Nurses and Home Instead show their appreciation to their staff during a luncheon June 16 outside of Los Alamos Visiting Nurses,109 Central Park Square. ‘It was a thank you lunch to both our staff at LAVNS and Home Instead,’ LAVNS Office Manager Jade Lovato said. ‘We wanted to show them we truly appreciate them and all their hard work.’ Courtesy photolast_img

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Negative equity hits 900,000

By on October 18, 2020

first_imgCML figures show that borrowers in the north of England are most at risk of having a mortgage worth more than the value of their home; 10% are in negative equity. East Anglia and Scotland have the least number of borrowers in negative equity.The industry body also shows that unlike during the early 1990s when most negative equity cases were younger borrowers and firsttime buyers, negative equity is now affecting older borrowers. About a quarter of borrowers in negative equity were aged 40 or above when they took out the mortgage. The CML says that two thirds of people in negative equity face only modest shortfalls of less than 10% of the value of their property. It says this might equate to about £6,000 for the average first-time buyer, for example. Financial Times, The Timeslast_img read more

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Air Products shows commitment

By on October 7, 2020

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Portugal: Sines to Receive LNG Cargo

By on October 6, 2020

first_imgPortugal’s Port of Sines will get a shipment of liquefied natural gas from Oman next week, port data shows.The Al Sahla, with a capacity of 216,164 cubic meters, is expected to arrive at the Sines LNG import terminal on April 23.The terminal is held by REN Atlântico and has a nominal send out capacity of 600,000 cubic meters per hour (5.26 bcm per year), with a peak capacity of 900,000 cubic meters per hour.[mappress]LNG World News Staff, April 16, 2014; Image: RasGaslast_img

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NYSE Suspends Trading of Genco’s Stock, Proceeds with Delisting

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first_imgThe New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) said on Monday that the staff of NYSE Regulation, Inc. has determined to commence proceedings to delist the common stock of Genco Shipping & Trading Limited – ticker symbol GNK – from the NYSE.As a result, trading in the company’s common stock was suspended immediately.“NYSE Regulation has determined that the Company is no longer suitable for listing. Pursuant to Listed Company Manual Section 802.01D, this decision was reached in view of the Company’s April 21, 2014 announcement that it and certain of its subsidiaries, other than Baltic Trading Limited – ticker symbol BALT – and its subsidiaries, have filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York,” NYSE said in a release.NYSE Regulation noted the uncertainty as to the timing and outcome of the bankruptcy process, as well as the ultimate effect of this process on the value of the Genco’s common stock. NYSE Regulation added that it may make an appraisal of, and determine on an individual basis, the suitability for continued listing of a listed security in light of all pertinent facts and circumstances whenever it deems appropriate.In addition, NYSE Regulation may suspend trading in a security and commence delisting proceedings if it believes that continued dealings in or listing of the security on the NYSE are not advisable.The company has a right to a review of this determination by a Committee of the Board of Directors of NYSE Regulation.“The NYSE will apply to the Securities and Exchange Commission to delist the common stock upon completion of all applicable procedures, including any appeal by the Company of the NYSE Regulation staff’s decision,” NYSE explained.[mappress]NYSE, April 22, 2014last_img read more

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Heavy lift helicopters for the Amazon

By on September 29, 2020

first_imgA non-binding letter of intent signed for the acquisition to be completed requires that Erickson provides operational services to HRT in the Amazon, including both cargo and passenger transport, through a three-year, renewable contract.Udo Rieder, ceo of Erickson Air-Crane, commented: “Brazil is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing industrial markets in the world and we are uniquely suited to provide our expertise and leverage the full capabilities of this fleet and our investment.”www.ericksonaircrane.comlast_img read more

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