It looks like the days of chainring standards for high end cranks may be numbered. Following in the footsteps of Shimano, FSA’s new K-force Light BB386 crankset sheds the traditional design in favor of an asymmetric design, only FSA’s still has 5 arms. Hidden behind the crank arm is the 5th bolt, part of a system that was strategically placed in the locations where the pedaling stresses are concentrated. The hollow carbon arms feature a UD finish and hidden bolts and spindle for an improved look and aerodynamics.Shift past the break for more.FSA calls the new bolt spacing ABS – or Asymmetric Bolt Spacing which is still apparently built around a 110 BCD, though the spacing won’t line up with a standard 110 ring. Since a rider’s power output is not consistent around the circle, the arms were placed where the points of stress are highest allowing for a super light design that is still stiff. We have already reached out for an answer on this – but if it is based on a 110 BCD then the crank may be able to run both standard and compact rings on the same arm like Shimano’s 9000 crankset. Also, the fact that the crank is only available in 386 is mitigated by the fact that FSA includes bottom brackets that will adapt just about any frame to use the 386 EVO spindle, even threaded. Update: standard and compact rings will be based around 110 BCD so the crank can run 46/36T, 50/34T, 52/36T, and 53/39T chainring combinations. This is a welcomed trend as riders can change to a compact or even cross gearing without having to buy a new crank if need be. Also, FSA’s new ABS chainrings have new optimized teeth and shift ramps for improved shifting.The K-Force Light weighs a claimed 584g with a BB386 spindle and will include 7075 aluminum chainrings with alloy T-30 Torx chainring bolts and will be compatible with Shimano 11 speed chains. Arms will be offered in 170, 172.5 and 175mm lengths and in red or black graphics. For more on the crankset check out FSA’s video, which we didn’t embed here due to the auto-play.
Village Presbyterian’s Brian Ellison interviewed David von Drehle Wednesday.Time editor-at-large speaks at Village Presbyterian. Time magazine editor-at-large and Kansas City resident David von Drehle was the featured speaker at the second “Village Talk” event at Village Presbyterian Church on Wednesday. Von Drehle, who received a Masters degree from Oxford University and initially intended to become an academic, discussed the path the brought him to journalism as a career, and the role of journalists in modern life.Blue Valley Superintendent calls proposed school funding bill “anti-Johnson County.” Representing his own district as well as Shawnee Mission and Olathe, Blue Valley Superintendent Tom Trigg on Wednesday called the proposal before the Kansas Senate Ways and Means Committee that would rejigger how school funds are allocated by the state “anti-Johnson County.” Trigg noted that the proposed bill would take $11 million, a quarter of all the money it proposed to save, from Johnson County schools. [School officials decry ‘anti-Johnson County’ bill — Kansas City Star]Prairie Village Police comment on weapons removal in light of Bollier’s anti-violence bill. Prairie Village Police Chief Wes Jordan told KMBC Wednesday that there are too many loopholes in laws regarding firearms when it comes to mental illness situations. Jordan recalled having to return a gun to a mentally ill man who ended up killing himself weeks later while on the phone with Jordan. He said he believes Rep. Barbara Bollier’s anti-violence bill is about increasing safety.SM East, North students advance to National Merit Finalist stage. The Shawnee Mission School District announced that all 21 of its National Merit Semifinalists had advanced to the finalist stage. Approximately 16,000 students were named semifinalists this year. Of those, 15,000 advanced to the finalist stage. From SM East, the students are: Shaon Borosha, Ali Dastjerdi, Akshay Dinakar, Mae C. Heitmann, Clara Ma, Shrushti S. Mehta, and Hunter C. Sodek. From SM North, they are: Bronwyn McNaughton and Emily Stava.SM North places in Academic Decathon. The SM North team of Bronwyn McNaughton, Jacob Swearing, Walter Wright, Devin Duanne and team captain Forest Kinsey placed third in the Academic Decathlon Super Quiz Competition in Kansas.Red Wing Shoe Store to move. The Red Wing Shoe Store on Mission’s Johnson Drive will be moving across the street into the building that also houses the Mission Wine and Spirits. That building is undergoing a renovation, including the removal of the false mansard roof and upgrading the facade. Red Wing has been in its current location for decades.
The Boardroom in northern Overland Park has closed for business.After less than a year in business, The Boardroom Family Pub in Overland Park has closed.Jon Steel, the owner, said he closed the restaurant at 8725 Metcalf Ave. around Sept. 20. He does not plan to reopen the restaurant, and did not provide a reason for closing.The Boardroom opened its doors in February 2019, according to the restaurant website. The concept for the restaurant was to serve as public house “where everyone can drink, eat, and enjoy board games.”The space was most recently home to Berbiglia’s Roost, which opened in fall 2016 and closed about a year ago. Prior to that, the space housed the short-lived Pacific Buffet. It was home to a Fuddruckers location for years.
Stollings clearly perfect choice halfway through seasonGophers women’s basketball rated in Top-25 David NelsonJanuary 21, 2015Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintIt’s been more than a decade since the Gophers women’s basketball team sprinted to center court and began to sing, “We beat the Dukies.”Lindsay Whalen, the maestro who helped lead the upset victory over the Blue Devils to advance the Gophers to the Final Four, has since gone on to win two WNBA championships.The Gophers? Well, they’ve been stuck in mediocrity ever since, which ultimately led to the March 2014 firing of head coach Pam Borton.But with a 16-2 record just past the halfway marker of this season, it looks like Minnesota might be headed back to the glory days of old.If it hasn’t been said already, head coach Marlene Stollings looks like the perfect hire.The Gophers have put together a phenomenal season, boasting an unblemished record on the road and five wins in six contests against Big Ten opponents.The up-tempo offense Stollings has brought has helped Minnesota put up 76.3 points per game — good enough for 26th in the country.The high-energy pace wore down Indiana last Sunday, allowing the Gophers to muscle their way back to a 65-61 victory over the Hoosiers.The game marked Minnesota’s seventh victory without star guard Rachel Banham, who tore her ACL in mid-December.Perhaps that’s what is making this statement season for Stollings all the more impressive — the Gophers are winning without their best player. There was no denying the Minnesota roster was laden with talent when Stollings arrived on campus last April.But when Banham went down, the season could have quickly unraveled.Instead, Minnesota has persevered by relying on sophomore center Amanda Zahui B. and senior forward Shae Kelley.The knock on Borton late in her time with the Gophers was her misuse of the talent on the roster, but right away, Stollings has shown she can develop players.Kelley, who transferred from Old Dominion University, has transitioned seamlessly on the court.Freshman guard Carlie Wagner has shown throughout the season that the her preseason hype was justified.Wagner proved to be instrumental in Sunday’s win with her late-game heroics. The win over Indiana marked the first time in program history that the Gophers won 16 of its first 18 games.Yes, just 18 games into her career at Minnesota and Stollings has already made history.It will only be a matter of time before the Gophers find themselves back where they were more than a decade ago.
“Dobson Springs gives the buyer an opportunity to step into a turnkey asset,” Sherman said, adding, “As the long list of recent capital improvements show, very little remains to be completed, allowing the buyer to reap the benefits of strong cash flow and a dynamic location with many nearby demand drivers.” Colliers International in Greater Phoenix recently completed the sale of Dobson Springs, a 120-unit Class B apartment complex, for $9.12 million, or $76,000 per unit. Bill Hahn, Jeffrey Sherman and Trevor Koskovich, senior vice presidents with Colliers International’s HSK Multifamily, served as the brokers for the buyer and the seller. Colliers HSK Multifamily uses the extensive resources of Colliers International to assist in the placement of debt, investment sales and appraisal services. By ensuring strong and efficient systems are in place for the marketing, acquisition and disposition of properties and providing superior service, Colliers HSK Multifamily has achieved the highest market share of sales of B and C-quality multifamily assets in Arizona. Built in 1980, the garden style, 102,600-square-foot apartment property is situated on 4.46 acres and consists of five three-story buildings. Unit mix is 18 one bedroom/one bath and 102 two bedroom/two bath apartments. The complex has been extensively remodeled, inside and out, during the past four years. The Standard-Mesa, LLC, of Denver, Colo., purchased the complex, located at 1325 W. Guadalupe Road in Mesa, from Synergy Dobson Springs LP in Phoenix.
Vietnamese H5N1 education program raises awarenessAn educational intervention in rural Vietnam raised awareness of H5N1 avian flu and the need to seek early treatment, according to a study published yesterday. Japanese and Vietnamese researchers recruited villagers from two agricultural communes in Ninh Binh province, which has experienced several H5N1 outbreaks in birds, as well as a human H5N1 death in 2008. The team conducted knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) surveys before the intervention, in December 2009, and after, in March 2010. The educational intervention consisted of four series of lectures, performances, songs, and a quiz game on two separate days. Residents of one of the communes did not receive the instruction and served as the control group. The number of subjects in the pre-education intervention and control groups were 417 and 418, respectively. For the post-education KAP survey, however, numbers had dropped to 264 and 288, respectively. After the education sessions, 90.2% of participants said they would seek early access to healthcare after developing a fever and having contact with poultry, compared with 68.3% in the control group, a statistically significant difference. The researchers noted that the intervention was not a complete success, however, as some protective behaviorssuch as washing hands after slaughtering poultryactually declined slightly in both groups in the second KAP survey.Aug 22 PLoS One study Aug 23, 2011 Pharmacists have success pairing flu and pneumococcal vaccineA study of people who received flu vaccines at pharmacies found that pharmacists were successful at identifying at-risk patients and targeting them for pneumococcal vaccination. The study, by a research group from Walgreen’s Co., appeared yesterday in Vaccine. The group analyzed claims from a pharmacy chain of patients receiving the flu vaccine between Aug 1 and Nov 14, 2010, who were also eligible for pneumococcal vaccination. They also used a database of commercial and Medicare patients to gauge what the level would be in a traditional clinic setting. They found that the level of at-risk patients vaccinated by pharmacists (4.88%) was higher than the benchmark rate of 2.9% for the traditional care setting. When they looked at pharmacy vaccination patterns they found that the highest rate (6.6%) was in people ages 60 to 70. They concluded that concurrent immunization of flu and pneumococcal vaccines by pharmacists may improve pneumococcal vaccine coverage.Aug 22 Vaccine abstract FDA clears IQuum’s rapid flu test for marketIQuum, Inc, announced today that it has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its rapid test for influenza A and B. The Liat Influenza A/B Assay is a molecular real-time polymerase chain reaction test that can produce results in 20 minutes, according to IQuum. In a press release, the company said, “The Liat Influenza A/B Assay is currently the only test that has equivalent or better sensitivity and specificity as current lab-based nucleic acid tests, while substantially matching the time-to-result and ease-of-use of rapid immunoassays.” It said the device has an “operator hands-on time” of less than a minute. The FDA approved the test under an Emergency Use Authorization during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.Aug 23 Iquum news release Crucell’s adjuvanted H5N1 vaccine shows promise in phase 1 trialA phase 1 study of Crucell’s virosomal H5N1 avian influenza vaccine found that the adjvanted versions were safe and boosted antibody response, even at the lowest dose tested, according to a study yesterday by EU researchers. Sixty healthy adult volunteers were randomly assigned to one of four vaccine groups, one receiving vaccine alone containing 30 micrograms (mcg) of antigen or one containing the Matrix M adjuvant along with 1.5, 7.5, or 30 mcg of antigen. Study subjects received two doses 21 days apart. Crucell’s Matrix M adjuvant is a third-generation immune stimulating complex. All four vaccine formulations were well tolerated, though injection-site pain was more common in the adjuvanted group. Also, all four of the formulations met EU regulatory requirements for antibody responses. The research group concluded that Matrix M is a promising adjuvant that can enhance antibody response, even at the lowest dose tested.Aug 22 Vaccine abstract
The number of COVID-19 deaths today passed the 300,000 mark, as another city in China went on lockdown to prevent a resurgence and more countries in Europe learned that low numbers of people were exposed in their outbreaks, meaning many are vulnerable to a second wave.Deaths climbed to 301,160 today, with cases rising to 4,413,597, according to the Johns Hopkins online dashboard.New cluster triggers new lockdown in ChinaThe city of Jilin in northeastern China’s Jilin province went on partial lockdown yesterday after a spurt of cases, which now total 21, the South China Morning Post reported. Officials closed schools, restricted train and bus service, and banned gatherings after six cases new cases were confirmed on May 12. Anyone who wants to leave the city, home to about 4 million people, must be tested for COVID-19 48 hours before departure.The first infection in the cluster was reported last week, linked to a laundry worker from Shulan, a smaller city in Jilin province. So far, investigators haven’t determined how she contracted the virus.China has taken aggressive steps to prevent a resurgence, including an earlier lockdown in the city of Suifenhe on the border with Russia, and is now launching an effort to test all Wuhan residents after a cluster of cases was detected in a residential complex.Today the country reported three new cases, all local, including two from Liaoning province—also in northeastern China—and one in Jilin province. In its daily update, the National Health Commission also reported 12 more asymptomatic cases, all but one of them local.Elsewhere in Asia, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today lifted the state of emergency early for 39 of 47 prefectures, Kyodo News reported. The emergency order was originally slated to expire at the end of May.However, orders for the cities of Tokyo and Osaka, home to about 50% of Japan’s population, will remain in place. Abe said experts will review the situation again on May 21.South Korea today reported 29 more cases, 20 of them linked to nightclub-related clusters in Seoul, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.Studies: Many in France, Spain still vulnerableAs major outbreaks in France and Spain decline, researchers are using seroprevalence studies to gauge how extensively populations were exposed to the virus and help inform planning for potential second waves of pandemic activity.In France, a study by Pasteur Institute researchers published in Science yesterday estimated that 4.4% of the country’s population were infected by the COVID-19 virus, Reuters reported. The estimates were higher, between 9% and 10%, for hard-hit areas, which included eastern France and Paris.The results suggest that without a vaccine, herd immunity won’t be enough to avoid a second wave as lockdown steps ease. Pasteur scientists also estimated the 55-day lockdown dramatically dropped the outbreak’s reproduction number from 2.0 to 0.67.Meanwhile, preliminary serosurvey results from Spain suggests 5% of the population was exposed to the virus, Reuters reported, citing Fernando Simon, the country’s head of health emergencies.Lockdown for Chile’s capitalChile’s government yesterday ordered a lockdown for its capital Santiago, which has a population of 7 million, after experiencing a 60% increase in COVID-19 infections in a 24-hour period, the Santiago Times reported. As the country’s main hot spot, Santiago has 80% of Chile’s cases, which today increased by 2,659 reported cases, for a total of 37,040.In other global developments:Hours after Sanofi’s chief executive officer was quoted as saying the United States would get first access to its COVID-19 vaccine, the company walked back the statement and said when ready, it will be available in all countries, the Associated Press Sanofi is based in France, and CEO Paul Hudson’s comments provoked a strong reaction from the French government. The US-based Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, supported the development of the vaccine.A typhoon that struck the Philippines’ eastern provinces today sent people to evacuation centers, which was complicated by COVID-19 distancing measures, Reuters reported. One city gave hundreds of evacuees face masks to wear before they were allowed in evacuation shelters, and the local officials added two schools as temporary shelters to better accommodate physical distancing.Malaysia said it will ease a ban on prayers in mosques starting tomorrow, ahead of the Eid festival, Reuters reported. Congregations will be limited to 30 or fewer. Last week the country started reopening businesses.
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