All-City shoots for the stars with 2019 Cosmic Stallion all-road

first_imgAll-City still offers the Cosmic Stallion in six frame sizes, with the complete bike price holding steady at $2,599. The frameset price went up $50, to $1,299. While there are more and more gravel-esque bikes showing up by the day, the Cosmic Stallion fills a nice gap of price, practicality, and hitting the high points of modern tech to make it a legitimate contender for the race-minded among All-City is no stranger to steel, style, and smooth-riding bikes. The Cosmic Stallion remains the raciest option in their Endurance / All-Road category, featuring a new-school carbon fork and disc brakes, combined with tried-and-true geometry, threaded bottom bracket, and double chainring crankset. 2019 brings an all-new paint job, new Shimano drivetrain, and other detail updates, sure to win even more fans for this modern classic.2019 All City Cosmic StallionLet’s start with what hasn’t changed since the last time we saw this bike. First, the A.C.E. or Air Hardened, Custom Extruded tubeset, with variable thickness for smooth ride quality and reduced weight. Second, it wouldn’t be an All-City without the custom dropouts – with thru-axle compatibility and a replaceable derailleur hanger. Third, the Whisky No.9 carbon fork, matching the rear triangle with generous tire clearance. Finally, you get all of the practical touches that will make your mechanic a happy camper – threaded bottom bracket, E.D. coating to prevent rust, external cable routing, and post-mount brakes.The first big update is to the component spec, which shifted from SRAM Rival 22 to a Shimano 105 R7000 kit (yes, including cranks). Brakes carry over as Avid BB7 Road, post-mount. [Correction: Last year’s spec was actually Rival 22 Hydraulic. -Ed]You’ll also find a new cockpit, which has been updated to Whisky No.7 spec all-around.Tire clearance remains generous, at 700 x 41mm without fenders, or 700 x 35mm with fenders. It also supports 650b wheels and tires, fitting up-to-47mm rubber.last_img read more

Miscast20 Sets New Date & Reveals Performers, Including Adrienne Warren & More

first_img Phillipa Soo Joshua Henry MCC’s previously postponed Miscast20, an online version of the annual gala featuring Broadway stars performing songs from roles in which they would never be cast, has a new date. Tune in to Miscast20 on September 13 at 8PM ET on the MCC YouTube channel. The virtual event will benefit both MCC Theater and the Mental Health Coalition.An impressive initial list of performers has been announced and will include Adrienne Warren, Heather Headley, Rob McClure, Joshua Henry, Nicolette Robinson, Beanie Feldstein and Phillipa Soo. Seven additional performers will be announced later. The evening will also include appearances from Jocelyn Bioh, Raúl Esparza and Judith Light. Will Van Dyke will serve as the evening’s musical supervisor.“We’re extremely grateful that these incredible performers and members of our community are just as excited as we are to continue the Miscast tradition even from their homes,” said Co-Artistic Director Bernie Telsey in a statement.In addition to the performances, Miscast20 will feature a free raffle to win a table for 10 at Miscast 21 and a toast with the performers onstage after the show. Auction items available for online bidding this year include Robert LuPone’s “One” finale costume from the original production of A Chorus Line, coaching sessions with Co-Artistic Directors Will Cantler and Telsey, a private culinary experience and more. Heather Headley Beanie Feldstein Raúl Esparza Adrienne Warren(Photo: Emilio Madrid for View All (9)center_img Judith Light Rob McClure Star Files Nicolette Robinson Adrienne Warren View Commentslast_img read more

UK to test new payment model for antibiotics

first_imgIn an effort to stimulate the development of new antibiotics, Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) yesterday announced the launch of a trial for a new pilot program that will pay drug companies for antibiotics using a subscription-style model.Under the program, NHS will pay pharmaceutical companies up front for access to effective antibiotics, rather than reimbursing them based on the quantity of antibiotics sold. The idea behind the program is to delink profit from the volume sold, pay for antibiotics based on their public health value, and encourage the development of new antibiotics.Under the new model, drug makers would still be reimbursed by the NHS even if the new drugs are kept in reserve.The trial will be led by NHS and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The agencies are asking pharmaceutical companies to identify antibiotics for the first phase of the program.Strong signal for rest of worldThe idea was first floated in January, when the British government announced its 5-year national action plan and 20-year vision for antimicrobial resistance (AMR). It’s a response to growing concern about the broken market for new antibiotics and the financial challenges of antibiotic development.Because new antibiotics are used for only short periods, are competing with older and cheaper drugs, and often remain on the shelf in order to hold off development of resistance, drug makers have difficulty recouping their investment and are reluctant to devote money to antibiotic research and development. As a result, many large drug companies have abandoned their antibiotic development programs, leaving the field to smaller biotech companies.UK health officials believe their model could be one solution to the problem.”Today we are sending a strong signal to the rest of the world that there are workable models to stimulate investment in these vital medicines and that together we can tackle AMR,” UK health minister Nicola Blackwood said in a press release from the UK’s Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) said in a statement that it’s looking forward to hearing more detail on the program.”Today’s announcement is an example of how the UK can lead the world in this fight and hopefully brings us closer to fixing the problems that have hampered investment in antibiotics research for so long,” Sheuli Porkess, APBI’s executive director of research, medical and innovation, said. “Patients can’t afford to wait. Our members are ready to get started, and the sooner we get this pilot up and running, the sooner we can apply what we find to other antimicrobials in development.”A positive development, but questions remainAdvocates for antibiotic development incentives will be watching the NHS pilot closely. Among them is Gregory Daniel, PhD, MPH, deputy director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy.”I think it’s a very exciting and positive development to see a government agency like the NHS announce plans to develop a subscription model like this,” Daniel told CIDRAP News. In addition to providing drug companies with a predictable, reliable payment for access to antibiotics and ensuring that effective antibiotics will be available for patients with infections, Daniel said, the subscription model could also generate positive external benefits.”By having good antibiotics on the market, patients can have invasive procedures, like surgeries, and other things that put patients at risk for an infection,” he said. “These factors don’t get addressed with traditional volume-based payment.”Daniel, who is working with colleagues at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy to develop subscription models that could work in the US healthcare system (which is not nationalized like the UK’s), says he will be in interested in how the NHS values the antibiotics and calculates the subscription rate, and whether the model is paired with strong stewardship programs that ensure the antibiotics are being used appropriately.He’ll also be watching to see whether the program actually motivates drug companies to devote money to developing new antibiotics. “The third question is, ‘Does this actually change the economic situation for the companies?'” he said.See also:Jul 9 DHSC press releaseJul 9 APBI statementJan 24 CIDRAP News story “UK aims to cut antibiotics 15% in 5-year AMR plan”last_img read more

Brooks Instrument – Certification for pressure transducers

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Kalmar on the double

first_imgThe largest reachstackers ever built, the Kalmar Gloria DRG1300-92ZX will have the capability of lifting 130 tonnes and will be utilised specifically to lift heavy wind turbine sections, which can weigh up to 260 tonnes. The order has been booked into Cargotec’s 2015 first quarter order intake with delivery scheduled for November 2015. The previous world lift record was set by Kalmar in Sweden in September 2014, when a reachstacker lifted 103 tonnes in front of an assembled audience. However, this latest machine has extended lifting capacity further than any previous reachstacker built for industrial application.Stefan Johansson, director, sales and marketing, Kalmar Reachstackers and Empty Container Handlers says: “It was also a pleasure working with Tadarsa Logistics, a large international company that is so highly respected in its sector. They needed a reachstacker to handle a critical application and this called for the development of the biggest machine ever built.”Samuel Iglesias, general manager, Tadarsa, said: “Kalmar had an excellent concept. They met our specification in every way and we are looking forward to the arrival of the two Super Gloria’s and the huge impact they will make on our business.”Tadarsa, which already has four Kalmar DRF450 reachstackers operating in Spain and two Kalmar DRF450 operating in Brazil, has over fifty years of experience specialising in the manufacturing of pressure vessels and large metal structures.www.grupo-danielalonso.eswww.kalmarglobal.comlast_img read more

Claims manager who owes MoJ £560k banned from running a company

first_imgRegulators have said a nine-year ban for a claims management company director should be a deterrent to others breaching the rules.Christopher White, director of Swansea-based Rock Law, gave an undertaking preventing him from running a company until March 2026.His company, which dealt in PPI claims, was found to be in breach of claims management regulations in October 2015 and fined more than £560,000.The business went into liquidation in November 2015 owing £1.2m to creditors including the Ministry of Justice.The MoJ’s claims management regulation unit had earlier carried out an investigation following complaints from the public.Rock Law was found to be making contracts with clients during the initial sales call or shortly afterwards, and not allowing clients sufficient time to consider pre-contractual documentation.The company also failed to monitor or control sales agents and failed to ensure they had adequate training, resulting in staff giving misleading information during sales calls.There was a failure to maintain appropriate records and audit trails showing the company had conducted itself responsibly overall, and no evidence of compliance with existing rules.Sue Macleod, an Insolvency Service chief investigator, said regulations are in place to ensure the public is offered protection from ‘overzealous’ sales techniques.She added: ‘This should serve as a warning to other directors who may feel tempted to breach legislation intended to serve as protection for the public.’The ministry has struggled to recover fines from CMCs found to have breached regulations.A freedom of information request by the Gazette in November revealed that only 3% of the value of financial penalties has been paid since the Claims Management Regulator (CMR) secured new powers almost two years ago. Of £2.2m levied against seven claims management companies, just £60,000 had been collected.last_img read more

Lower standard of proof for errant solicitors, SDT confirms

first_imgEdward Nally‘The tribunal will continue to scrutinise robustly all allegations brought before it, and will continue to look for and identify cogent and compelling evidence before finding allegations proved,’ he said. The revised standard, if approved by the Legal Services Board, will apply to proceedings commenced after the new rules are enacted.  The decision was made following a consultation which attracted 28 responses, offering a range of views about the merits of applying the civil standard. Nally said a modern regulatory tribunal should ‘keep pace with trends in a fast developing environment’. He added: ‘Our overriding consideration always has to be the maintenance and protection of the interests of the public. Added to that must be the maintenance, and indeed enhancement, of the reputation and standing of the solicitors’ profession.’ He denied the tribunal was influenced by the majority of other professions applying the civil standard of proof in handling their own misconduct cases. However, this change does bring the solicitors’ profession into line with the bar, which moves to the lower standard as of this month. Anna Bradley, chair of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, welcomed the tribunal’s decision, adding: ‘This means that when something goes wrong, the public can be more confident that their interests come first.’ The Law Society however questioned the need for the change. President Christina Blacklaws said: ‘The high success rate for prosecutions at the SDT – 98% in 2015-16 – shows the Solicitors Regulation Authority has been perfectly able to bring cases meeting the criminal standard of proof. ‘We reflected our members’ views in our response to the tribunal’s consultation, together with the case law that supports the tribunal in establishing facts on the basis that they are beyond reasonable doubt, so it is disappointing that the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal intends to move to a standard of proof that is merely “in the balance of probabilities”.’Blacklaws added: ‘There is an inequality of arms between an individual solicitor and the well-resourced regulatory body, and so the SDT’s assurance that it will continue to require the regulator to meet a high standard of proof where any misconduct has been alleged is reassuring. Retaining a solicitor majority on SDT panels, as the Law Society recommended, will ensure a range of legal expertise continues to inform the tribunal’s decision-making.’ The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal will seek to change its rules to judge solicitors on the civil standard of proof, it was confirmed today. Individuals hauled before the tribunal on misconduct charges will in future have their cases assessed according to the balance of probabilities, rather than beyond reasonable doubt as is applied currently. The Law Society described the decision as ‘disappointing’. The tribunal consulted last year on the change, which has been long advocated by regulators but opposed by those who say the higher standard of proof should apply when a solicitor’s career is at stake. Critics also argue the rate of proven findings in the tribunal is already high, and there is no evidence rogue solicitors are getting away with misconduct.Edward Nally, president of the tribunal, today denied the reform makes it ‘easier’ for prosecutors to secure misconduct rulings against individuals. last_img read more

Education official wants partnership with media

first_img Share 43 Views   no discussions EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Education official wants partnership with media by: – September 17, 2012 Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Dr. Jeffrey BlaizeThe assistant chief education officer in the Ministry of Education has called on media workers to partner with the ministry in providing information to the general public.Dr. Jeffrey Blaize noted that while the media is often criticized for being sensational and biased in their coverage, they must also be commended for the service they provide.“I want to particularly express gratitude for your services…We rely on the media in good ways to celebrate with us, to inform the public on the many initiatives that we have been embarking on in the Ministry. We want the media to partner with us, yes, in an objective way”.He recognized the media as an important medium of informing the public on the initiatives of the ministry.“You play an instrumental role in disseminating information in that regard. We want you to continue supporting not only the work of the ministry, but in nation building because you will well appreciate the fact that what you do is not only limited to disseminating information about education initiatives, but you are contributing to nation development in your own way”.Dr. Blaize also complimented the media for their contribution towards education.“We want to thank you for that and continue supporting the work of the ministry; we do appreciate your contribution to education”.Dr. Blaize who made these remarks at the launching of the Excellence in Education Awards ceremony carded for October 4th, 2012, advised that media workers should assist the ministry in celebrating the work of “our excellent educators”.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more


first_imgLocalNewsSports PLAYING COURTS AT WINDSOR PARK SPORT STADIUM TO SEE COMPLETION by: – August 14, 2020 Sharing is caring! Share Share Sharecenter_img All accessories to further completed playing courts at the Windsor Park Foreground is here on island and could be up by the months end.That’s according to the Parliamentary Representative for Roseau Central, Melisa Poponne-Skerrit.When speaking with the Honourable Prime Minister, the parliamentary representative said, “it came to a halt, of course we had to stop when we had to host the Creole Festival. And after that it was carnival. And then after that it was COVID.”She alluded to the fact that all the accessories are already on island. According to Mrs Skerrit, everything should be ‘up and running soon’ possibly as soon as the end of the month.“And I also have to mention that just a little bit higher up where the Chinese are currently, once they are done with the hospital this area will be used for playing field and for a tennis court and we can accommodate netball as well,” she added.Mrs Skerrit also indicated that she plans to meet with her sports director and the vice-president of the Basketball Association of Dominica to chart a way forward. 201 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

Report: Iman Shumpert “Available,” But Cavs Unlikely To Rush into Deal

first_imgAccording to Sam Amico, Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Iman Shumpert is “available” in trade discussions.Will say this about #Cavs: Opposing execs have told me Iman Shumpert is clearly available and there is indeed interest around league.— Sam Amico (@AmicoHoops) February 21, 2017However, it doesn’t appear the Cavs are going to jump at just any offer to part with Shumpert, whose defense and three-point shooting make him a valuable piece on the defending champions’ roster.#Cavs update: Won’t be trading just to trade. Not much out there makes sense right now. Things can change quickly but champs won’t force it.— Sam Amico (@AmicoHoops) February 21, 2017 Related Topics Matt Medley I suspect #Cavs will find post-trade deadline buyout market to be more beneficial than another trade. Their deal came when they got Korver.— Sam Amico (@AmicoHoops) February 21, 2017The Cavs also have yet to re-sign Derrick Williams, but could still make that move after the deadline.According to Jason Lloyd, the team is keeping his roster spot open to see what type of trade offers come their way.Joe Vardon of reported Wednesday morning the Cavs intend to sign Williams to another 10-day contract before Thursday.Cleveland currently has two open roster spots, but if no trades are made, don’t be surprised if the Cavs re-sign Williams and then look for a backup point guard in free-agency, once the buyout market heats up.Canton Charge point guard Quinn Cook worked out for the New Orleans Pelicans Tuesday. Mario Chalmers and a few other veterans took part, as well.The Cavs have had the ability to follow Cook closer than any NBA team these past two seasons and haven’t pulled the trigger on offering a deal yet, which indicates he’s probably not a part of their plans in the immediate future.We’ll keep you posted if any news develops on Shumpert, Williams, Cook and any other Cavs-related updates. Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.last_img read more