Genesis Zero SL Disc carbon road bike teased for British champ Connor Swift

first_imgLast year we got an early look at the latest lightweight SL iteration of Genesis’ still affordable carbon road race bike when Connor Swift was racing a prototype for his Madison Genesis Team. Well, he won the British championship on the new SL bike, and Genesis ended up custom painting one for him. Now Swift is back with a new fancy one-off paint job because of a new light Zero SL Disc he’ll be racing this season.Genesis Zero SL Disc carbon road bike prototype for Swiftc. GenesisConnor Swift still has his custom painted rim brake Genesis Zero SL, but half a year later and it looks like the Genesis Zero Disc is getting the SL treatment as well. As Connor put it, “With Madison being the awesome company they are, I have the privilege of having a second custom national champs bike – with disc brakes!”The new Zero SL Disc bike looks to be less of an evolution from the non-SL version (first introduced in 2016) than it was for the rim brake bikes. The overall shaping of the frame and fork looks unchanged for the most part, suggesting the updates are mostly in the layup, and possibly similar updates for more aggressive handling.Genesis hasn’t actually shared much concrete info on the new SL version of the bike, so we can only really surmise that SL means super light. And that the new version of the carbon road bike will be lighter & stiffer than its predecessor.What we can see is that it retains the semi-integrated fork & headset top cap designs, and looks to still have 12mm thru-axles, flat mount disc brakes, and a traditional external seatpost clamp.“Obviously I could have gone for the same design as my original, however having Rob at Colourburn Studios remake the original wouldn’t be as fun… you can let him loose and come up with a fresh design that is just as cool and amazing as the first time round.Having both of the custom bikes side-by-side will be mega and I love both designs! Huge thanks to Rob and everyone at Madison. The bike features all the same little touches as the first time, but we have gone with a ‘snow camo’ champs effect with red and blue speckle in the paint. I can’t wait to see it in person!”No official word on expected release or availability of the super light Genesis Zero SL Disc carbon road bike. Or of course any mention of pricing.GenesisBikes.co.uklast_img read more

Road to NAHBS 2014: Rob English Electrifies Things

first_imgBIKERUMOR: Any killer custom bike builds in that time?ENGLISH: Hopefully every one is killer for that customer! But I did a few ‘firsts’ for me in the last year:A full touring build complete with custom racks and belt drive (shown below, yellow)My first road frame adding carbon seatstays to a carbon headtube and seat mast (shown at bottom)A cargo bike with Bosch electric assist, Gates Carbondrive and Nuvinci hubPairing Alfine Di2 with a Gates belt for an ultimate commuter build Over the years, Rob English has shown us some of the lightest bikes around, which is saying a lot since he builds from steel! And usually, at least one of the very impressive bikes in his booth is for himself. And those bikes usually push the limits of what’s possible to streamline aerodynamics and shave grams. Look here, here and here for examples that’ll blow your mind.This year, at least one of his bikes will be heavy, yet still likely very quick. The big guy shown above is part of the Gates Belt Drive e-bike competition at the show.  In his own booth, look for While he won’t have his own booth this year, opting to just send the motorized beaut for Gates’ expo, here’s what else he’s been up to along with several customer bikes…BIKERUMOR: What are your main building materials?ENGLISH: Fillet brazed steel with the occasional carbon or titanium tube.BIKERUMOR: What’s new with your company since NAHBS last year?ENGLISH: Up until last year’s show I was still working part time as the engineer for Bike Friday. Shortly after I made the decision to concentrate full time on English Cycles, and also to support my wife’s new venture of Velo B&B. The extra time has enabled me to build a few more bikes and take on some additional design work. BIKERUMOR: Say a customer gives you free reign, where do you draw your inspiration for the best projects?ENGLISH: Function always comes first – which means fit for the rider and fit for purpose. I come up with my best ideas and solutions whilst riding – for me the bicycle is a tool, be it for speed, for hauling gear or just for getting from A to B. Generally it is the discussion with the customer to really understand their needs (and wants) that drives the ultimate solution.BIKERUMOR: What are you building this year that’ll draw a crowd?ENGLISH: The No-Car-Kitty-Cargo ebike, featured in the Gates Custom eBike Showcase, will hopefully be of interest. Having a tool like this makes a car free lifestyle very easy.BIKERUMOR: Scenario: NAHBS introduces a new category called Mashups, pairing two completely different builders to make one bike. Who’s the yin to your yang, and what kind of bike do you think you’d build?ENGLISH: One way to go would be with a builder who uses a different material – I always like to see what Dave Levy of Ti Cycles and the Black Sheep crew bring to the shows as they are super innovative. Or perhaps Nick and James at Boo. It would be fun to bring different materials together into some crazy build. Maybe a superlight packable fatbike….center_img EnglishCycles.com – All photos thanks to Tina Buescher.last_img read more

Annaleigh Ashford to Lead Comedy Pilot B Positive,

first_img Star Files Annaleigh Ashford Tony-winning actress Annaleigh Ashford has been tapped to play the lead role in the CBS comedy series pilot B Positive, according to Deadline. The series is created by Marco Pennette and Chuck Lorre.B Positive follows Drew, a “newly divorced dad faced with finding a kidney donor who is at the end of his rope when he runs into Gina (Ashford), a rough-around-the edges woman from his past who volunteers her own. Together they form an unlikely bond and begin a journey that will change both of their lives.”Ashford’s upcoming work also includes portraying Paula Jones in Impeachment: American Horror Story. Ashford is a Tony winner for You Can’t Take It With You whose credits also include a Tony-nommed turn in Kinky Boots and additional Broadway performances in Sunday in the Park with George, Sylvia, Hair, Wicked and Legally Blonde. Annaleigh Ashford(Photo by Emilio Madrid for Broadway.com) View Commentslast_img read more

Vermont unemployment rate falls another tenth to 3.1 percent in May

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Employment was up, unemployment was down and the labor force even increased for the second month in a row. The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for May was 3.1 percent. This represents a decrease of one-tenth of one percentage point from the revised April rate (3.2 percent). Overall, Vermont’s unemployment rate is fourth lowest in the country, behind South Dakota (2.5 percent), New Hampshire (2.7 percent), and Nebraska (3.0 percent). The national rate in May was 4.7 percent. As of the prior month’s initial data, the Burlington-South Burlington Metropolitan NECTA had the second lowest unemployment rate in the country for all metropolitan areas at 2.1 percent (not-seasonally-adjusted). May is the 10th consecutive month reporting a decline to the number of unemployed persons in Vermont (seasonally-adjusted).Unemployment Rates for StatesMonthly RankingsSeasonally AdjustedMay 2016pRankStateRate1SOUTH DAKOTA2.52NEW HAMPSHIRE2.73NEBRASKA3.04VERMONT3.15HAWAII3.25NORTH DAKOTA3.27COLORADO3.48MAINE3.59IDAHO3.79KANSAS3.711ARKANSAS3.811MINNESOTA3.811UTAH3.811VIRGINIA3.815IOWA3.916DELAWARE4.116TENNESSEE4.118MASSACHUSETTS4.218MONTANA4.218WISCONSIN4.221MISSOURI4.322TEXAS4.423MARYLAND4.523OREGON4.525FLORIDA4.725MICHIGAN4.725NEW YORK4.725OKLAHOMA4.729NEW JERSEY4.930INDIANA5.031KENTUCKY5.131NORTH CAROLINA5.131OHIO5.134CALIFORNIA5.235GEORGIA5.336RHODE ISLAND5.437PENNSYLVANIA5.538ARIZONA5.638SOUTH CAROLINA5.638WYOMING5.641CONNECTICUT5.742MISSISSIPPI5.842WASHINGTON5.844ALABAMA6.144DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA6.144NEVADA6.147NEW MEXICO6.247WEST VIRGINIA6.249LOUISIANA6.350ILLINOIS6.451ALASKA6.7However, the number of construction jobs fell by about 1,000 from April and tourism-related employment fell slightly, which are both unsual occurrences for this time of year. Overall jobs fell by an estimated 800 positions. (Because people might work more than one job, the number of employed and number of jobs is not the same. See notes below.)In the last year, the Vermont economy has seen employment growth across many sectors. Construction, non-durable manufacturing, professional and business services, health and social services and leisure and hospitality industries have led the way.The Vermont Department of Labor is partnering with employers, training providers, and educational institutions to make sure the Vermont workforce is able to access current and future openings. In addition, significant work is underway educating young Vermonters about the career opportunities in this state. Connecting Vermont’s young people with these opportunities will be the focus of the June 23rd event at the King Street Youth Center in Burlington. Contact your local Vermont Department of Labor office to learn more”, said Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan.The Vermont seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate declined by one-tenth of one percentage point in May to a statewide average of 3.1 percent. The United States rate is 4.7 percent, a decrease of three tenths of one percentage point compared to the revised April estimate. The seasonally-adjusted Vermont data for May show the Vermont civilian labor force increased by 450 from the prior month’s revised estimate. The number of employed increased by 700 and the number of unemployed decreased by 200. None of the over-the-month changes were statistically significant in the seasonally-adjusted series.The May unemployment rates for Vermont’s 17 labor market areas ranged from 2.1 percent in Burlington-South Burlington and White River Junction to 4.8 percent in Woodstock (note: local labor market area unemployment rates are not seasonally-adjusted). For comparison, the May unadjusted unemployment rate for Vermont was 2.8 percent which reflects a decrease of two-tenths of one percentage point from the revised unadjusted April level and a decrease of six-tenths of one percentage point from a year ago.Not-Seasonally-Adjusted The preliminary ‘not-seasonally-adjusted’ jobs estimates for May show an increase of 1,400 jobs when compared to the revised April numbers. There was no change between the preliminary and the revised April estimates due to the inclusion of more data. The monthly increase seen in the May numbers was primarily attributable to the Construction sector. The broader economic trends can be detected by focusing on the over-the-year changes in this data series. As detailed in the preliminary ‘not-seasonally-adjusted’ May data, Total Private industries have increased by 2,800 jobs (1.1 percent) and Government (including public education) employment has increased by 900 jobs (1.6 percent) in the past year.Seasonally-Adjusted The seasonally-adjusted data for May reports a decrease of 800 jobs from the revised April data. As with the ‘not-seasonally-adjusted’ data, this over-the-month change is from the revised April numbers which also experienced no change from the preliminary estimates. The seasonally-adjusted over-the-month changes in May were mixed at the sectorial level. Those with a notable percent increase include: Private Educational Services (+200 jobs or +1.5%) and Manufacturing (+200 jobs or +0.7%). Industries with a notable percent decrease include: Arts, Entertainment & Recreation (-400 jobs or -8.5%), Construction (-1,000 jobs or -6.1%), and Wholesale Trade (-200 jobs or -2.1%).NOTE: Employment (nonfarm payroll) – A count of all persons who worked full- or part-time or received pay from a nonagricultural employer for any part of the pay period which included the 12th of the month. Because this count comes from a survey of employers, persons who work for two different companies would be counted twice. Therefore, nonfarm payroll employment is really a count of the number of jobs, rather than the number of persons employed. Persons may receive pay from a job if they are temporarily absent due to illness, bad weather, vacation, or labor-management dispute. This count is based on where the jobs are located, regardless of where the workers reside, and is therefore sometimes referred to as employment “by place of work.” Nonfarm payroll employment data are collected and compiled based on the Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey, conducted by the Vermont Department of Labor. This count was formerly referred to as nonagricultural wage and salary employment.p = preliminary.NOTE: Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force. Data refer to place of residence. Estimates for the current month are subject to revision the following month.“last_img read more

For the first time, researchers see structure that allows brain cells to communicate

first_imgLinkedIn Share Share on Twitter Pinterest Emailcenter_img Share on Facebook For more than a century, neuroscientists have known that nerve cells talk to one another across the small gaps between them, a process known as synaptic transmission (synapses are the connections between neurons). Information is carried from one cell to the other by neurotransmitters such as glutamate, dopamine, and serotonin, which activate receptors on the receiving neuron to convey excitatory or inhibitory messages.But beyond this basic outline, the details of how this crucial aspect of brain function occurs have remained elusive. Now, new research by scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has for the first time elucidated details about the architecture of this process. The paper was published today in the journal Nature.Synapses are very complicated molecular machines. They are also tiny: only a few millionths of an inch across. They have to be incredibly small, since we need a lot of them; the brain has around 100 trillion of them, and each is individually and precisely tuned to convey stronger or weaker signals between cells. To visualize features on this sub-microscopic scale, the researchers turned to an innovative technology known as single-molecule imaging, which can locate and track the movement of individual protein molecules within the confines of a single synapse, even in living cells. Using this approach, the scientists identified an unexpected and precise pattern in the process of neurotransmission. The researchers looked at cultured rat synapses, which in terms of overall structure are very similar to human synapses.“We are seeing things that have never been seen before. This is a totally new area of investigation,” said Thomas Blanpied, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology, and leader of the group that performed the work. “For many years, we’ve had a list of the many types of molecules that are found at synapses, but that didn’t get us very far in understanding how these molecules fit together, or how the process really works structurally. Now by using single-molecule imaging to map where many of the key proteins are, we have finally been able to reveal the core architectural structure of the synapse.”In the paper, Blanpied describes an unexpected aspect to this architecture that may explain why synapses are so efficient, but also susceptible to disruption during disease: at each synapse, key proteins are organized very precisely across the gap between cells. “The neurons do a better job than we ever imagined of positioning the release of neurotransmitter molecules near their receptors,” Blanpied says. “The proteins in the two different neurons are aligned with incredible precision, almost forming a column stretching between the two cells.” This proximity optimizes the power of the transmission, and also suggests new ways that this transmission can be modified.Blanpied’s lab has created a video representation of the process:Understanding this architecture will help clarify how communication within the brain works, or, in the case of psychiatric or neurological disease, how it fails to work. Blanpied is also focusing on the activity of “adhesion molecules,” which stretch from one cell to the other and may be important pieces of the “nano-column.” He suspects that if adhesion molecules are not placed correctly at the synapse, synapse architecture will be disrupted, and neurotransmitters won’t be able to do their jobs. Blanpied hypothesizes that in at least some disorders, the issue may be that even though the brain has the right amount of neurotransmitter, the synapses don’t transmit these molecules efficiently.Blanpied says that this improved comprehension of synaptic architecture could lead to a better understanding of brain diseases such as depression, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease, and perhaps suggest new ideas for treatments.Blanpied and his colleagues will next explore whether the synaptic architecture changes in certain disorders: they will begin by looking at a synapses in a mouse model of the pathology in schizophrenia.last_img read more

Canada, US brace for potential Tamiflu shortages

first_img Jan 21, 2011, CIDRAP News item “FDA reports shortage of Tamiflu pediatric suspension” The Canadian government announced today that it will release a supply of oseltamivir from its National Emergency Stockpile to address a “potential temporary shortage” of the drug amid the current surge of flu cases. The government will immediately release oseltamivir to Roche Canada, the manufacturer, for distribution where it is needed throughout the country, said a statement from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Patients who can’t obtain the liquid suspension from their local pharmacies should consult their physicians or pharmacists for additional options, Iannuccillo said. In most cases pharmacists can compound a suspension from 75-mg Tamiflu capsules, she said, adding that healthcare provider information about dosing and compounding is available on the Tamiflu package insert and on the Tamiflu Web site. Shortages of the liquid suspension cropped up in January 2011 and during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, which required pharmacies to compound the liquid form from the tablets. The liquid suspension is needed for children, for adult patients who have difficulty swallowing tablets, or when lower doses are needed. In the past Roche said that it took much more production capacity to make the liquid suspension than capsules. Sep 11, 2009, CIDRAP News story “Roche boosts Tamiflu supply, addresses resistance” The PHAC added that it’s seeing an early spike in flu cases and more severe illness than was seen in the last 2 years. The agency urged Canadians to get a flu shot, commenting that this year’s vaccine matches the circulating flu strains very well. The proportion of medical visits prompted by flu-like illness reached 6.6% in Canada in recent weeks, according to yesterday’s flu update from the World Health Organization. Meanwhile, in the United States an early and severe flu season may be straining the supply of Tamiflu liquid suspension for children in some parts of the country, Tara Iannuccillo, a spokeswoman for the drug’s maker, Roche, told CIDRAP News today. “We are working diligently to ensure a continuous supply of Tamiflu in the United States,” she said.center_img Jan 8, 2013 (CIDRAP News) – The brisk pace of flu activity in Canada and the United States has triggered concerns about possible oseltamivir (Tamiflu) shortages, with a Canadian announcement today of the drug’s release from the national stockpile and news that some parts of the United States may face low supplies of the liquid suspension for kids. See also: “This exceptional action will be taken to ensure Tamiflu remains available to those Canadians who need it until the manufacturer replenishes its supply with a new shipment expected in February,” the statement said. Jan 8 PHAC announcement Tamiflu oral suspension compounding directionslast_img read more

Advertising Sales, Babcox Media Inc.

first_imgBabcox Media, Inc. (www.babcox.com), an Akron, Ohio-based business-to-business magazine, e-newsletter and website publisher catering to the automotive aftermarket, truck fleet, powersports, performance and racing markets, is seeking advertising sales representatives to be based in our Akron office. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. No phone calls please.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Knowledge of the aforementioned markets is extremely helpful. Position requires a high-energy, positive professional with excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as computer and CRM skills. Some travel involved. Applicant should have 3+ years selling experience and a 4-year college degree. Salary and benefit packages will be reviewed with applicants. Click the Apply Now button below to upload and send your resume with cover letter directly to Jeff Stankard with Babcox Media. A pop-up window should appear.last_img read more

Chart 59: COVID-19 In New Mexico May 12

first_imgNumber of diagnoses by city in Northern New Mexico, defined here as the aggregate of Colfax, Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Santa Fe and Taos counties. Towns with zero diagnoses are not shown. Note: Entries in the NMDOH database may have inconsistencies. For example, there are 7 cases listed for zip code 87544 but only 6 for Los Alamos county. Created by Eli Ben-Naim Statewide counts. Shown are the cumulative numbers of tests, diagnoses, recoveries, and deaths in New Mexico. Created by Eli Ben-Naim Per capita diagnoses by city in Northern New Mexico. Created by Eli Ben-Naimlast_img read more

Homer The Goose Lifting Spirits At Ashley Pond Sunday

first_imgHomer the beloved goose living at Ashley Pond lifting spirits Sunday of locals and visitors alike. Photo by Derrick Keylast_img

NMAA Launches Mental Health Awareness Initiative

first_imgNMAA News:ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) has announced a Mental Health Awareness Campaign for the 2020-2021 school year.  The NMAA recognizes a need to increase the attention given to mental health among all New Mexico students.“Now, more than ever, it’s so important to promote the mental, social and emotional well-being of our students and direct them to the resources they may need,” NMAA Executive Director Sally Marquez said.The initiative kicks off today with a message of support from Lt. Gov. Howie Morales. “I’m proud to partner with the New Mexico Activities Association on this mental health awareness campaign to ensure we are doing all we can for each other,” Morales said.Each weekday Aug. 31 through Sept. 4, the NMAA will post on its social media platforms various video messages from students, coaches and health professionals. For the remainder of the school year, the NMAA will designate “Wellness Wednesdays” as an opportunity to continue to promote mental health awareness. Each post will be accompanied by the Crisis Line phone number 1-855-662-7474 along with the hashtag #YouMatter. Some of the topics will include how to handle stress, recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental health issues, suicide prevention, and breaking any stigmas associated with mental health.The NMAA recognizes many kids struggling with anxiety or depression never receive direct support from a qualified provider and would like to help prevent any further tragedies in our state. “The focus on mental health awareness combined with the return to athletics and activities will go a long way in developing the well-being of our students,” Marquez said.You can follow the NMAA and the Mental Health Awareness Campaign on their various multimedia platforms such as the website nmact.org, Twitter (@_NMAA), Facebook (New Mexico Activities Association) and Instagram (AllThingsNMAA).For more information pertaining to this announcement, contact NMAA Associate Director Dusty Young at 505.977.5385.last_img read more