If you’ve run out of places to optimize your aerodynamics, it’s time to look in some less obvious places. Like your wheel skewers. Which means you’re forgoing the disc-brakes-on-your-road-bike trends because they’re just not aero enough. Which is good, because the new TriRig Styx are bolt-in skewers for quick release, rim-brake bikes only.TriRig says the set, which is made entirely of 6/4 titanium, weighs in at just 45g, saving around 100g or more from your current setup. And, it’ll save 3-4 watts of drag, too, according to their own CFD analysis. The design uses three separate parts: The axle, plus two independent end caps. This means there’s nothing twisting against your fork’s dropouts, which helps protect it from damage, especially lightweight carbon forks with full carbon dropouts. The small nubs keeps the end caps aligned and locked into position, too, so you can thread the axle into place firmly and securely.Retail is $84.99 and the first batch is already sold out. More are on the way with expected delivery around mid July.TriRig.com
Liquid Measurement Systems, Inc,Vermont Business Magazine Liquid Measurement Systems, Inc announced today that the company’s former Chief Operations Officer (COO) and General Counsel, W Scott Fewell, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia firm, effective January 1st. He has taken the reins from the company’s owner, George Lamphere, who assumes the role of Chairman. Lamphere has led the Company through a period of steady growth and expansion since 2000. Today, LMS is one of Vermont’s fastest growing aerospace companies, specializing in the design, development and manufacture of fuel measurement technologies for commercial and military aircraft. The Company was founded by Lamphere’s father, David Lamphere, in 1991, at his home in Westford, Vermont. Under the younger Lamphere’s leadership, the company grew from a handful of employees to a team of 43 engineers, skilled assembly technicians, and operations and administrative staff, working in a modern facility in Georgia, Vermont.George Lamphere, right, and W Scott Fewell.Fewell, the company’s new CEO, joined the company in January 2016 as its COO and inside General Counsel. Prior to joining LMS, he was a Director at Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C., located in Burlington, Vermont. As part of his responsibilities at Dinse, Fewell served as General Counsel to LMS from 2014. He served as outside counsel from 2007. Lamphere states, “Scott has gotten to know our business well and our people well, over the course of a dozen years, first as a trusted advisor and then as an energetic, hands-on COO. We have been working methodically on a smooth transition for a while now. I have complete confidence in Scott, and all of our great employees, to take this company to the next level.”Source: GEORGIA, VT – Liquid Measurement Systems 1.15.2018 www.liquidmeasurement.com(link is external).
Bo Macan, left, and his friend Collier Cash Rule who raised funds for him at a lemonade stand last year. Photo courtesy of Carolyn MacanCollier Cash Rule wants to be a rockstar. After all, he’s been playing guitar since he was 7 year old. In the meantime, he’s on a mission to use his talents to raise money for sick children in need.Last October, the fifth-grader at Ray Marsh Elementary rocked out at a lemonade stand and raised about $20,000 for his friend Bo Macan, who has a lot of health problems that often keep him from going to school and playing outside. Rule had the lemonade stand concert for Macan on the front steps of city hall.“I think that it’s not very easy, even to be a kid, when you’re in the hospital and you can’t go outside or you have to miss school or you’re connected to a bunch of tubes,” Rule said. “That probably makes that person sad.”Macan, who is 9, has a rare genetic condition nicknamed by a doctor at the National Institutes of Health as “Bo Syndrome.” His condition includes Type I diabetes, chronic diarrhea, growth hormone deficiency, thyroid problems, seizures and chronic lung disease.“He’s the only kid in the world who has it, which is why it’s really hard to find any kind of support,” said Carolyn Macan, his mother.Rocking out with the Foo FightersCollier Cash Rule rocked out with Dave Grohl, frontman for the Foo Fighters, at their concert in October 2018. Photo courtesy of Jen RuleThe lemonade stand at Shawnee City Hall took place just after Rule had been pulled on stage at the Sprint Center to play with the Foo Fighters earlier that month.“I thought it wasn’t real,” Rule said. “I was like, ‘is this happening?’ I just look back like I’ll never forget that.”Carolyn Macan said Rule used his limelight to raise funds for her son. Hopefully, it draws attention from a doctor who might recognize her son’s condition and be able to help. Carolyn Macan has also been lifelong friends with Jen Rule, Collier’s mother.“When you have people that have been through life’s journey with you, they have a really important place in your life,” Jen Rule said. “And certainly, mom to mom, when you watch people you care about that much have to go through struggles that they just should not have to go through, there is no acceptable logic behind that.”Rule had his first lemonade stand at age 7, when he raised funds for Tina Regier, a Shawnee Mission teacher and friend of the family whose son was battling leukemia. There wasn’t any rock concert, but Rule and his family were able to raise enough to cover utilities and life expenses for a few months for the Regier family.Rule most recently performed at his third lemonade stand, outside of the Sprint Center before a Metallica concert in March, when he raised more than $5,000 for KU Pediatrics.“Collier was really excited to be able to do it to help a lot more kids than just Bo and bring some awareness to the pediatric unit,” said Jen Rule.Rule plans to host more lemonade stands, not just to help sick children’s expenses but also to raise funds for research to find cures and treatments.“I know that if I keep doing this, it’s not going to help every kid in the world, but at least it’s helping some people,” he said. “I think that every kid should have the opportunity to do what they want and not just be in the hospital, so that’s why I want to keep doing them.”Rule will hit the stage again at Variety KC’s 85th anniversary celebration, Variety Show 2019, on April 5.
No beets til Brooklyn.by: Melvin BackmanAmazon(AMZN, Tech30) is bringing its AmazonFresh grocery delivery service to Brooklyn Friday, marking its East Coast debut.Customers can order groceries and other stuff like toiletries and electronics. Orders for more than $35 that come in before 10 a.m. will be delivered the same day, with later orders arriving the next day.Related: Amazon hiring 80,000 seasonal workers this holiday seasonOnly residents of Brooklyn’s tony Park Slope neighborhood — specifically the 11215 ZIP code — will be able to order groceries with the service at first. But a company spokesman said other Brooklyn neighborhoods will get access in the near future, but declined to comment about moving into other New York City boroughs.It’s free until the end of the year, when Amazon will begin charging $299 annually for the service.Amazon will be competing with a number of other grocery delivery services available in the New York area, from local grocery stores to FreshDirect, which is available city-wide and in a few nearby states. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Gophers hope to stop losing streak against Ohio St.Sophomore Alissa Koch will try to earn her first victory of the year. Marco LaNaveApril 21, 2010Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintMidway through the Big Ten softball season, the Gophers are having their resiliency tested. The Gophers play at No. 23 Ohio State as they try to snap a nine-game losing streak, which matches their longest losing streak in a single season since 1994. âÄúYou canâÄôt really look at it like nothingâÄôs going right, in our sense, because you canâÄôt go any lower. You can only go up from here,âÄù said freshman Alex Davis, who is hitless in four Big Ten home games but made several key defensive plays at her new shortstop position last weekend. âÄúThatâÄôs what weâÄôre striving for, and thatâÄôs what we say every day, is we can only go up, and thatâÄôs where weâÄôre aiming.âÄù The Gophers (15-29, 1-9 Big Ten) have the lowest batting average of any Big Ten team, and freshman Lacey Middlebrooks, responsible for all of MinnesotaâÄôs wins this season, hasnâÄôt pitched since the first game of an April 14 doubleheader at Northwestern. âÄú[Middlebrooks pitching] gives us some options, but thatâÄôs not an option for us,âÄù Bernstein said after last SundayâÄôs loss to Indiana. Since then, sophomore Alissa Koch, who owns a 0-15 record this season, has pitched the last 15 1/3 defensive innings for the Gophers. âÄúItâÄôs going to be [KochâÄôs] ball âÄòtil the end of the year,âÄù co-head coach Lisa Bernstein said after a pair of losses to Indiana last weekend, though she mentioned freshman utility player Jessie Hathaway as another pitching option. Koch has pitched 14 complete games with a 5.88 ERA this season, and the Gophers have won three of her 18 starts (with Middlebrooks receiving the decision). âÄúAt this point, IâÄôm not even thinking about my record because there are games that are good [and] bad,âÄù said Koch, who was 1-7 last season âÄî all in nonconference games âÄî with a win in her final start. âÄúI might not have a win, but as a team we do, and thatâÄôs the important part.âÄù Koch certainly gave her team a chance to win last Saturday against the Hoosiers. After allowing four home runs in her previous three appearances, Koch induced 16 ground-ball outs and allowed just one fly ball to the outfield and three hits in a 1-0 loss. Davis said she was proud of Koch for trusting her defense. âÄúI was having so much fun playing behind her,âÄù said Davis, who was perfect on nine ground-ball chances last weekend after making her first start at shortstop April 11. âÄúI was playing really free and kind of excited because weâÄôve practiced all of these situations âÄ¦ and we knew what to do with the ball when it happened.âÄù The Gophers committed 12 errors that led to 18 unearned runs in their first six Big Ten games, but they had just three errors that led to four unearned runs against Indiana. Three of those came during IndianaâÄôs seven-run first inning, after which Koch settled in to allow just one run on three hits the last six innings of an 8-3 loss. âÄúShe came back and she battled and kept mixing speeds, changed planes with her pitches,âÄù Bernstein said. Koch will need to quickly build on recent improvements for the Gophers to have a shot at their first win in Columbus since 2004. The Buckeyes feature the Big TenâÄôs leading hitter in shortstop Alicia Herron (.432 batting average through Sunday). They also have a slugger in catcher Sam Marder (.366), who leads the Big Ten in on-base percentage (.562), is second in slugging percentage (.849) and is tied for second in home runs (13) after tying for the conference lead last season. Ohio State has its own outstanding freshman pitcher in Melanie Nichols (13-2, 2.09 ERA), but the Gophers will have little time in their preparation to think about what might have been an exciting matchup of first-year pitchers in Nichols and Middlebrooks. Instead, the GophersâÄô excitement must largely be derived from anticipation of the fruits of experience gained by their young players. âÄúThey are getting better in [the coaching staffâÄôs] eyes, and every day we see improvement,âÄù Bernstein said. âÄúTheyâÄôre getting their feet wet, and itâÄôll pay off.âÄù
SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Electric vehicle maker, ZAP has named former Toyota executive Gary Dodd as president of global operations. This recent move is seen as another step in CEO Steven Schneider’s plan to introduce U.S.-built electric vehicles to the masses. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement According to Schneider, “Gary will bring serious depth and breadth to our management team where each senior executive has separate and distinct responsibilities, such as operations, finance, marketing and now, front-line manufacturing expertise. Gary will guide us into volume production.” Dodd joins the management team alongside Amos Kazzaz, who recently became ZAP COO. Kazzaz spent more than 24 years in executive positions with United Airlines including president of United Airlines Shuttle where he had oversight of more than 2,000 employees. “Amos is responsible for maintaining efficient operations, our CFO Bill Hartman is a seasoned CPA with SEC experience, and I know how to position, market and sell vehicles… lots of them,” Schneider concluded. “ZAP will creatively work with American automobile suppliers to build affordable and appealing electric vehicles for American consumers and customers worldwide,” Dodd said. “We are going to dramatically expand ZAP’s leadership in the electric vehicle marketplace.” Dodd has applied to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on behalf of Zap Motor Manufacturing for a $200 million Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan to build an electric vehicle assembly plant. “We are very optimistic that the company’s loan application will receive funding from the DOE,” Dodd said. “Another key part of our strategy is the sizeable competitive advantage we will enjoy because of our close proximity to two proposed Kentucky-based facilities that will be critical to the future of electric vehicles in the United States,” he added. Advertisement “Argonne National Laboratory has announced that it will build a national battery manufacturing R&D Center in Kentucky, in an innovative partnership with the State of Kentucky, the Universities of Kentucky and Louisville. In addition, the National Alliance for Advanced Transportation Batteries, of which we are a member, has announced its intent to build its manufacturing facility in Central Kentucky as well. With both cutting-edge facilities within an easy drive of the future manufacturing site, our supply and R&D chains will become the envy of the industry,” said Dodd. In 1998, Dodd founded his own business with the encouragement and support of Toyota and grew annual revenues to more than $700 million by supplying Tier One, just-in-time, and sequenced automotive components from its 11 manufacturing facilities to Toyota, Honda, Nissan, BMW, Mercedes, Hyundai, Ford and General Motors.
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Related TopicsBrownsJets Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loede CLEVELAND – Twitter went abuzz with tweets about live possum roaming the stands at First Energy Stadium early in the Browns eventual 21-17 win over the Jets.Turns out the hoopla about the possum was not only real, but a fan went and GRABBED IT BY ITS TAIL for all to see before they put it in a box and it was escorted away.Don’t believe it – here’s the video:That possum needs to be at every Browns game from now on.(Also Baker Mayfield) pic.twitter.com/J41uogMc8W— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) September 21, 2018
5 – Christmas campsYoungsters at Bristol Rugby Community Foundation’s Christmas Holiday Camps celebrated the festive period in style, as they were treated to a visit from first team members Mitch Eadie and Ryan Bevington.The duo dropped in for a question and answer session and to sign autographs on the second day of the two-day camp at Cleve RFC.Foundation coach Nick George said: “It was great to have Mitch and Ryan come down and speak to the kids. They absolutely loved having two Bristol players at the camp and asked some very good questions of them.”FESTIVE TREAT: Mitch Eadie and Ryan Bevington at the Foundation’s Christmas Camp (Photo: JMP UK).4 – Foundation Hosts VRAC Youngsters The junior and mini sections from Spanish rugby club Valladolid RAC formed part of the Bristol Rugby community team for the pre-season clash with Wasps at Clifton RFC.The youngsters arrived in Bristol on Sunday, 21st August for their week-long tour of the city – and after training days at Old Bristolians RFC, the youngsters took part in a half-time pitch parade and welcomed the players on to the pitch.ON TOUR: Youngsters from VRAC take part in a half time parade at the pre-season clash with Wasps (Photo: JMP UK). 3 – Break The Cycle 2016July saw more than 200 cyclists saddle up to take on Break The Cycle 2016’s gruelling 110-mile route and raise nearly £30,000 for Bristol Rugby Community Foundation in the process.Setting off from Ashton Gate Stadium at 7.30am, the hardy cyclists were sent on their way by a guard of honour formed of Joe Joyce, Nick Koster, Mark Sorenson, Gaston Cortes and Jack O’Connell of Bristol Rugby.Chief community officer, Ben Breeze hailed it ‘another great event’.FREE WHEELING: Cyclists at the start of Break The Cycle 2016 (Photo: JMP UK). 2 – Eagle Project Celebrates Women’s Sport WeekStars from Bristol Rugby and Bristol Ladies were in attendance as the Community Foundation’s Eagle Project celebrated Women’s Sport Week in style with a training session at Sir Bernard Lovell Academy in October.Ian Evans and Martin Roberts from Bristol Rugby and Sacha Acheson and Kathryn Buggy from Bristol Ladies dropped in to coach, train and offer advice to the girls taking part in the programme.The training session was featured on Sky Sports News and local radio as Eagle Project showcased its work to the nation. RECOGNITION: Geraint Lewis takes an Eagle Project training session to mark Women’s Sport Week.1 – Foundation Honoured At Parliamentary AwardsAlso in July, Bristol Rugby’s Eagle Project scooped up the PLAY Award at the Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Community Awards in Westminster – a ninth Parliamentary Award for the Foundation.The project was named as the award winner at an illustrious ceremony held at the House of Commons, recognising projects that encourage participation in rugby across the full spectrum of social groups across the country. Rachel Zaltzman from the Equality and Human Rights Commission said: “The project is smart, sustainable and scalable. If they have additional funding I think it could go right across the area and really deliver rugby for girls from school, into their communities and up to a county and national level.At the same ceremony, the Foundation’s Spectrum Project was highly commended, as was volunteer Nino Genua from Warmley Park School.HONOURED: Eagle Project programme manager Geraint Lewis and chief community officer Ben Breeze receive the PLAY Award at Westminster in July.
Lady Cougar Volleyball improved to 3 & 0 on the season with a four set win over Union County Wednesday evening at John Brown Gym. “The girls are so deserving of all the success they receive this season they have put a lot of work in during the off season, and it is exciting for me as coach to feel like everything we have been working on starting to pay off,” said CCHS Head Coach Renee Wormsley. The coach tells WLAF that this is the first time the Lady Cougars have been undefeated three games into the season,Volleyball hosts Powell in a district meeting on Thursday at 6 pm at CCHS. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/22/2018-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WARREN KITTS)Share this:FacebookTwitter