State Bicycle Co. adds gears, vintage style, & hits sub-$550 price with new 4130…

first_imgState Bicycle Co. is breaking new ground beyond the single speed, offering their first geared road bike. Simply called the 4130, the new bike features a steel frame (duh), along with a vintage look and downtube shifters. Using a 1×8 drivetrain, State is aiming to offer maximum value at the lowest possible price, for the times when a single speed just won’t cut it.State Bicycle Co. 4130 Road geared steel road bikeIt’s not April Fool’s Day, though we’re normally reporting on the bread and butter of State Bicycle Co’s product line – single speed bikes. While single speeds are great and work in many areas, sometimes a few gears are in order to better tackle hills or keep up with a competitive ride. State has the answer, with a new sub-$550 complete road bike, called the 4130 Road.The build centers around a 1×8 drivetrain with downtube shifters. The rear derailleur is a Sunrace RD-R81, and mates to an 11×28 cassette. Gearing up front is a single 44 tooth ring, which does not appear to use a narrow-wide 1x-specific profile, but rather a non-ramped steel ring.The frame and 1 1/8″ threadless fork are both made of 4130 Chromoly steel.Exact brake spec was not given, but they appear to be mid or long-reach road calipers, because the tire clearance is listed at 32mm. That’s a very smart spec choice, giving the option to run almost any road tire you want, without requiring disc brakes or adding extra cost.  28mm tires are on from the factory.A synthetic leather saddle is included, along with Wellgo alloy pedals.Five sizes are offered, said to fit riders from 5’1″ to 6’6″. Weight comes in a 22 lbs, 10 oz for a 55cm complete bike with pedals.The 4130 Road is available now for $549.99 in the US, £549.99 in the UK, or €639.99 in the EU, with free exchanges if it’s not working for you. Two color options are available – Black & Metallic, or Americana.StateBicycle.comlast_img read more

Federal public defender needed in Miami

first_imgFederal public defender needed in Miami September 1, 2011 Regular News The United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit is now accepting applications to fill a federal public defender position for the Southern District in Florida, stationed at Miami.The minimum qualifications include five years active criminal law practice, significant supervisory experience, and active membership in a bar association of any state.The current first-year salary is $139,950. Hiring for this position is subject to the availability of funds.A full job announcement and application are available on the court’s website at, from the clerk of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, clerks of the district courts in the 11th Circuit, or James P. Gerstenlauer, Circuit Executive, United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, 56 Forsyth Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30303; phone (404) 335-6535.The application must be completed by the applicant and must be received at the circuit executive’s office not later than September 23.center_img Federal public defender needed in Miamilast_img read more

24-year old freshman Ishay Hadash waiting his turn to get out onto the court this January

first_img24-year old freshman Ishay Hadash waiting his turn to get out onto the court this JanuaryPaul BangasserFreshman Ishay Hadash, a native-Isreali and former soldier for his home country, is in his first year of tennis at Minnesota.October 14, 2008Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintIshay Hadash is not a typical freshman on the Gophers menâÄôs tennis team. In fact, heâÄôs not a typical Minnesota player. He is a twenty-four year old who already has a wide range of international experiences on and off the court. HeâÄôs even served in the Israeli military. Hadash, however, just wants to help the Gophers win. It was only months ago that Hadash left Israel for Minnesota to further pursue his academic and tennis strengths at the University of Minnesota. In Israel, he had numerous impressive finishes and results. A member of the Israeli national team, he was also runner up in the Israel junior championships for three years in a row. Apparently he wanted more. âÄúHe was looking to play college tennis as many Europeans are. He wanted to continue to play tennis full time and play on a team at the same time as getting a degree and an education,âÄù coach Geoff Young said. Hadash showed his tennis strengths immediately by winning the Baseline and Golden Valley Opens over the summer. âÄúHeâÄôs a more accomplished player, more experienced, and has traveled all around the world already playing many tennis tournaments,âÄù Young said. Not many freshmen can say that. âÄúHe has a tremendous amount of experience internationally just playing professional tournaments,âÄù freshman Michael Sicora said. But the one thing Hadash simply cannot say, however, is that he currently plays. Because of his age, the NCAA has declared him ineligible until January. âÄúI know itâÄôs tough for him because heâÄôs been so used to competing all these years and now heâÄôs had to take some time off,âÄù Sicora said. âÄúAt first I was very disappointed and I didnâÄôt want to practice too much,âÄù Hadash said. Now, however, his ineligibility doesnâÄôt stop him from being at every practice like the rest of the team. His first goal: win his first match in January. âÄúHe definitely wants to play, definitely wants to contribute to the team, and you can see that when he practices,âÄù Sicora said. At practice, Hadash develops his already polished skills. âÄúHe has a lot of weapons in his game. He has a huge forehand, he serves very well, and has a very much all around gameâÄù Young said. âÄúI think my variety is my strength. I can do a bit from everything,âÄù Hadash said. Young refers to HadashâÄôs style of playing as an attack, where he is always the first one to strike. But donâÄôt let the fierce game and the military history fool you too much. âÄúOff the court heâÄôs a warm hearted guy who will do anything for his teammates,âÄù Young said. He loves the Gophers, basketball, and all of the relationships within the GophersâÄô closely knit team. The wait seems long for Hadash to step on the court, but the wait should be worth it. âÄúThis will be a new experience for him playing team tennis and I look for him to really blossom in that environment,âÄù Young said. Until then, Hadash will continue to give Minnesota everything he has to offer. âÄúHe will be one of the leaders on our team; he already is,âÄù Young said.last_img read more

Los Alamos County Social Services Manager: Keep Up Good Work On Social Distancing, Practice Self-Care, Help Others

first_imgSocial Services Manager Donna Casados COUNTY News:As Los Alamos County wraps up another week under the State of New Mexico’s “Stay At Home” executive order, Social Services Manager Donna Casados commented upon the current situation and commended the community on taking positive, proactive steps to comply with the order.“We’ve observed that many of our residents are taking the order seriously,” Casados said, noting that the mitigation measure of social distancing remains the best course of action when individuals must take care of urgent business or tasks that require them to move around in Los Alamos. “Keeping six feet between yourself and others, continuing to have good hygiene with frequent hand-washing or use of hand sanitizers, and staying at home – these are all good ways to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community,” she said. “While you may feel that you are not at risk, our community does include those who are high-risk, and so taking precautions when out in public means you are doing your part to protect others who might become seriously ill if they contract COVID-19.”She encourages the community to follow the advice provided by the Governor in a recent news conference.“If you need groceries, send one person to the store with a list – don’t take the entire family,” she said. “Ask if you can shop for other family members or friends and drop off their groceries on their door step. Having fewer people in stores helps mitigate the chance of infecting others.”Casados said it’s also important to take time for self-care during this stressful situation, and offers helpful tips from the Centers for Disease Control:Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting;Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals. Exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs;Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy; andConnect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.“Taking care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make our community stronger,” Casados said.last_img read more

New Mexico Senate President Pro Tem Mary Kay Papen Signs On To Letter Asking Congress To Support State And Local Communities In Coronavirus Stabilization Funds

first_imgSenate President Pro Tem Mary Kay PapenSTATE SENATE News:SANTA FE — New Mexico Senate President Pro Tem Mary Kay Papen has signed a letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to provide stabilization funds for local communities, cities and towns across the United States struggling amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or the CARES Act, signed into law March 27, provided $150 billion in stabilization funds for states and larger communities, but capped localities able to receive direct support at those with populations of more than 500,000. States across the country continue to spend billions in order to meet the COVID-19 response while seeing falling revenues.“State and local governments are on the front lines in combating COVID-19 and protecting our citizens. The health crisis we’re in has been devastating and has taken a tremendous toll on New Mexicans statewide, but it’s been particularly hard on our Native American communities in the northwest region of the state,” Sen. Papen said. “The ensuing economic hardship in front of us is unlike any challenge we’ve faced in decades, and we’ll need every economic tool in the toolbox to make the state whole again. But every state is different and has unique needs. Additional funding giving state and local community leaders the flexibility and discretion to apply monies where most desperately needed is what we are asking for today. I am proud to join my fellow presiding officers to ask Congress to provide this much-needed funding for our states and cities.”“Communities across the country are struggling with the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak,” Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson said. “Our states have lost billions of dollars in revenues and are looking at massive budget cuts to essential services including our first responders, our education systems and our human services. We need Congress to step in so that we have flexibility in meeting the needs of our citizens and rebuilding our economies after this health crisis has passed.”The letter is signed by presiding officers from 16 states and territories.See the letter (HERE)last_img read more

Instant: Emerging Markets Serviced Office Review 2013

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (14-18th Sept)

first_imgIs There a Light at the End of the Tunnel for Boxships?The low demand on the high volume trade lanes is surely increasing the pressure on earnings which is already felt in the container shipping industry BIMCO’s Chief Shipp… Read More World Maritime News Staff Fire aboard UASC Mega Ship Barzan, Cargo DelayedA fire broke out on board one of the largest ships in the container shipping industry, the LNG-ready 18000 TEU Barzan owned by the United Arab Shipping Company UASC while u… Read More Global Maritime Investments Files for Chapter 11Global Maritime Investments Cyprus Ltd has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection thus joining the club of dry bulk shipping companies that were unable to brave the … Read More Maersk Tankers Orders 9 at Samsung NingboCopenhagen-headquartered tanker owner and operator Maersk Tankers has signed a USD 300 million contract with Samsung Heavy Industries Ningbo shipyard in China for the con… Read More Dynagas Seals Yamal LNG Charter Deal for Nine LNG CarriersOwner of LNG carriers Dynagas Holding Ltd Dynagas has entered into long term time charter agreements for five ARC7 and four ARC4 liquefied natural gas carriers for the Ya… Read More last_img read more

BBC Aramis sold to South Asian buyers

first_imgThis is the second ship which had been operational in the BBC Chartering fleet to be bought by the unnamed South Asian company, following an earlier purchase in December 2011. BBC Aramis (pictured below) was built in Slovakia in 2004 for Briese shipping bv, with the initial investment for the construction of the vessel brought together by De Vereenigde Compagnie. Briese Shipping’s parent company, Leer Germany- based, Briese Schiffahrt GmbH, successfully traded the multipurpose vessel worldwide carrying a wide variety of cargoes; ranging from bulk and big bagged loads, to windmill modules and special project cargoes. Through the assistance of Anglo Dutch Shipbrokers, this is the fourth vessel of this size sold to the Far East. In an official statement, Briese Schiffahrt says that: “the current sale leaves the shareholders particularly content, as they fully regained their initial investment and earned an additional six percent profit per year despite the challenging economic times.” read more

President elect receives highest award of honour

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share President Elect, His Excellency Charles A. SavarinPresident elect, Charles A Savarin was on Monday afternoon awarded the Dominica Award of Honour.The Award, which is the highest recognition under the Meritorious Service Honours Act Chapter nineteen nine of the Commonwealth of Dominica, was bestowed on Mr Savarin at a private ceremony at Morne Bruce.His Excellency Eliud Williams, Dominica’s seventh President, bestowed the award upon the President-elect, Charles Savarin.He was elected president unopposed with nineteen votes on Monday at the Third Meeting of the Fourth Session of the Eighth Parliament.This award is conferred on persons who have made significant contributions to the country and is traditionally presented during Dominica’s annual independence celebrations.His Excellency, Charles SavarinThe badge of the Dominican Award of Honour is an oval-shaped golden coloured medallion. The outer ring of the medallion bears the inscription in relief THE DOMINICA AWARD OF HONOUR. The center of the medallion is depicts the Coat of arms of Dominica. The area around the coat of arms and the outer ring is cut out. The badge is suspended from a ring attached at the top, and hangs from a yellow ribbon with a center stripe of black bordered on its outside by white.Present at the ceremony was Housing Minister Reginald Austrie who represented the Prime Minister, Former President of Dominica, Dr Nicholas Liverpool and his wife, Senator Bentley Royer, Mrs. Cornelia William, Mrs Clara Savarin and other members of the Savarin family.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share 268 Views   4 comments LocalNews President elect receives highest award of honour by: – September 30, 2013last_img read more

Coast Guard station observes service anniversary

first_img Share By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected], August 4, marked the 225th anniversary of the United States Coast Guard.Though stations across the country held celebrations on Tuesday, including at Sector Corpus Christi, Station South Padre Island’s observance was more reserved, said Lt. William Bell, who serves as station commander. “What we did this morning (Tuesday) is we had the entire crew outside formed up, and we observed colors,” he said. The National Anthem and the Coast Guard service song, Semper Paratus — which means “always ready” — was also played, Bell said. “It’s a good time for us to reflect,” he said.Approximately 100 men and women serve at the station, Bell said. That includes 60-70 people stationed at the facility, including reservists, a dozen that crew the vessel Amberjack, and another dozen who make up the Aids to Navigation team, he said.Though a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Coast Guard serves many other functions, as well. As a part of the armed services, it can conduct military operations. It also performs search and rescue operations and serves as maritime law enforcement.In that regard, Bell says the station has been kept particularly busy lately. “We’re always out patrolling the waters of the Gulf of Mexico or the Laguna Madre.” he said. “We’ve had some disabled vessels that have been calling in that we try to help get pointed in  the right direction, whether it’s helping them arrange commercial salvage or Good Samaritan assistance, or if it’s a search and rescue case, going out and saving folks from a vessel taking on water, or people in the water, whatever it might be. So we’ve had some of those cases going on recently,” he said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedLooking Back: Coast Guard celebrates 225th anniversaryBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Tuesday, August 4, marked the 225th anniversary of the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard, which patrols the country’s maritime borders, is a branch of the Armed Forces, but it’s a lot more than that. It began as the Revenue Cutter Service…August 8, 2015In “News”Letter to the Editor for January 17, 2019Special to the PRESS Hello, I’m curious to know if the community that the Coast Guard Station at South Padre serves is reaching out to help and/or support the crew members there who are continuing to work even though they are not being paid? They are certainly there for the…January 18, 2019In “News”Spring Break 2015: Coast Guard talks water safetyBy ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] February 19, 2015 It isn’t just on land where law enforcement will be needed next month on South Padre Island. The curling, foaming surf can catch inexperienced vacationers off guard with its unfamiliarity and unpredictability. Rip tides, shallow areas, silting, rocks and thick…February 20, 2015In “News”last_img read more