Custom BikesSpeedvagen Australia Fit Tour – Sacha White and The Vanilla Workshop are preparing to take off on the second leg of the Speedvagen Fit Tour. This trip takes Speedvagen to Australia, specifically Sydney and Melbourne. In addition to fitting new Speedvagen customers, there will be rides in each city as well as evening events open to the public. There are limited spots available, as each fit takes 2-3 hours. Spending this much time working with each customer allows Sacha to understand each rider’s unique strengths, needs, and limitations. The end result is your dream bike, completely tuned to your riding style. Learn more about the Australia Fit Tour or schedule a fit session with Sacha here. Sydney Dates: August 24th – 30th at the Rapha Cycle Club – Melbourne Dates: Sept 1st – 6th at Shifter BikesRacingUniversal Sports Network Presents 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup from Windham, New York, August 8-9 – Universal Sports Network presents five hours of national television and online coverage of the 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup from Windham, NY, this Saturday, August 8 at 8 p.m. ET and Sunday, August 9 at 10 p.m. ET. Fans who do not normally receive Universal Sports Network as a part of their television package will be able to watch the mountain bike action from upstate New York during week-long free previews from DIRECTV, CenturyLink Prism, Bend Broadband, WAVE and GCI. (Viewers should contact their provider for details and channel numbers. To find Universal Sports by zip code, please visit universalsports.com.) UCI Mountain Bike World Cup: Windham, New York – This Saturday August 8th, Windham, NY hosts the world’s best downhillers and cross country racers in this latest event on the UCI calendar. Former DH World Champion, Missy The Missile” Giove will also be making her return to racing after many years off of the pro circuit. The downhill competition of the Windham round of the 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano gets under way on Friday afternoon with the qualifying rounds. The Finals will take place on Saturday, while the cross-country racing will take place on Sunday. Follow the action live on redbull.tv.Industry NewsRichmond 2015 Announces Navigation Tools for 2015 UCI Road World Championships – Organizers Encourage Spectators to “Know Before You Go”. Richmond 2015, the organizer of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, has unveiled the transportation plan for the nine-day cycling event taking place in Richmond in September. Navigate.Richmond2015.com features interactive mapping tools and answers to questions about navigating the World Championships. Users will find information about where to watch, parking, traffic and transportation options. Detailed daily guides are also now available for download. For more information about Richmond 2015 visit Richmond2015.com and connect on Twitter and Facebook. Bikepacking Endurance Cycling Challenge: 3,600km Solo Across Japan in 21 Days – Ollie Blackmore, endurance cyclist from Norfolk, UK, is taking on an almighty challenge, cycling across Japan solo and unsupported. Cycle Challenge Japan is set to be a grueling 3,647 km (2,266 miles) of cycling, with 175,000ft of climbs, in just 21 days starting on the 9th September 2015. Ollie aims to raise awareness and £15,000 for Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project – a cause which works to end dolphin captivity and slaughter. Find out more about Ollie’s challenge on his Facebook Page. Jun 15, 2015 – Pacific Start | Aug 18 (est) – Atlantic Finish (PRNewsFoto/Bike Loud!)Cycling for CharityBoy Scouts Bike 3,900 Miles to Battle Cancer – On June 15, seven Boy Scouts embarked on an epic bike journey from the Pacific seaside town of Florence, Oregon. Their destination, 66 days and 3,900 miles over the horizon, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Their mission, to honor a schoolmate they lost to cancer and to raise awareness and funds for teen cancer programs. The extreme cyclists, high school students in Chapel Hill, have now traveled almost 3,000 miles, successfully navigating the Cascades and Rockies, crossing the Continental Divide, descending into the Great Plains. Ahead, the Appalachian Mountains roll into North Carolina’s Piedmont and the coast, the entire trip without vehicle support. The Trans-America odyssey, appropriately labeled Bike Loud! is slated to end on August 18. Click here for Bike Loud! Website and news from the road.Cyclist’s names in Pacific Ocean photo, Florence, Oregon (left to right): David Margolies, Brian Richardson, Alex Broz, Andrew de Figueiredo, Max Morgan, Will Owen, Sam Billings. NEW Distributor ZEITBIKE goes Live! – ZEITBIKE relies on a groundbreaking distribution model and delivers products to meet the needs of contemporary and urban shops that prioritize the high quality products and great value. All ZEITBIKE products are well designed, long lasting, simple to use, and aesthetically appealing. The company establishes only exclusive partnerships to ensure focused attention on its brands. Dealers can sign up online immediately at ZEITBIKE.com in a 3 min process. ZEITBIKE will also be at Interbike on a combined 50 x 20 booth (at location #9092).
View Comments The Other Josh Cohen is readying for an off-Broadway return. The acclaimed musical comedy, featuring a book, music and lyrics by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen—who will again co-star in the title roles—will appear at the Westside Theatre this fall in a production directed Tony nominee Hunter Foster. Previews will begin on October 26 with an official opening night set for November 12.The show centers on Josh Cohen, who just can’t get a break. He’s single, broke and to top it all off, his apartment has been robbed of everything but a Neil Diamond CD. Soon, though, his luck takes a turn when a mysterious envelope arrives that changes his life forever.Originally developed at the New York Musical Festival, The Other Josh Cohen premiered in 2012 at off-Broadway’s Soho Playhouse. In 2014, the show played an acclaimed engagement at Millburn, NJ’s Paper Mill Playhouse, which was followed by a limited run at Rochester, NY’s Geva Theatre Center.Rossmer and Rosen met as teens at French Woods summer camp. In addition to writing and performing The Other Josh Cohen, the pair co-created the hit comedy-variety show Don’t Quit Your Night Job, which began at Joe’s Pub before moving to a successful off-Broadway run. Their work has also been performed at Ars Nova and in a benefit at the American Airlines Theatre.The design team for The Other Josh Cohen will include scenic designer Carolyn Mraz, lighting designer Jeff Croiter, sound designer Bart Fasbender and costume designer Nikki Moody. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.The production will play a limited engagement through February 24, 2019. The Other Josh Cohen Related Shows Steve Rosen & David Rossmer in “The Other Josh Cohen” at Paper Mill Playhouse(Photo: Jerry Dalia) Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019
Vermont Business Magazine LandWorks recently received an Honor Award for their work in the development of South Burlington’s planned Dumont Park, which will provide a publicly accessible passive recreation space that will serve South Burlington’s envisioned City Center downtown and surrounding areas. Other members of the multi-disciplinary team led by LandWorks include Engineering Ventures, North Woods Ecological Consulting, and Ecological Artist/Designer Jackie Brookner. Dumont Park is planned for the lands between Iby Street, Market Street and Dorset Street. It will serve the needs of local residents and workers, neighbors, visitors, and people of all ages who seek the benefits of passive recreation in a wooded environment, with a light footprint on the existing natural resources. With boardwalks and bridges over wetland areas, interpretive opportunities throughout the site, and an accessible path system oriented around a central space comprised of an outdoor classroom and natural play area, the park will present a range of nature-based education opportunities. Natural art/sculpture elements are incorporated into the plans to create interest without undermining the natural quality of the park. The ecology of the site will be enhanced through removal of invasive plant species and restoration plantings are proposed throughout. Construction of Dumont Park is currently slated for Fall of 2017. More information is available online at: www.sburl.com(link is external) (see City Center/TIF District in sidebar). The Public Places Awards program is co-sponsored by the Vermont Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Vermont Community and Urban Forestry Council and the Vermont Planners Association. The purpose of the awards is “to recognize special public spaces, the corridors that connect them, or networks of public spaces which have been defined or enriched by planning or design, as well as regulations that promote positive, public uses and benefits.” This year’s jury opted to create two levels of awards, Honor and Merit. All awards show excellence, but the Honor Awards have some aspect that is of particular importance or stands out as truly exceptional. The jury described the Dumont Park project as having an “excellent public process and comprehensive master plan for passive use of this key park area” and being an “inviting and dynamic place that provides integration of downtown and natural areas.”LandWorks previously received the Public Places Honor Award in 2015 in recognition of their design for Middlebury’s Riverfront Park, which is located in the Marble Works District adjacent to the Otter Creek falls.Other recipients of the 2017 Honor Award include:Eagle Mountain Natural Area Signs Project, Milton – Submitted by the Milton Conservation CommissionHartford High School Makeover, White River Junction – Submitted by the Creative Improvement CouncilHinesburg Town Forest National Register Nomination, Hinesburg – Submitted by the Vermont State Division of Historic PreservationLamoille Valley Railtrail Trailheads and Wayfinding, Lamoille County – Submitted by the Lamoille County Planning CommissionOakledge Park Master Plan, Burlington – Submitted by Wagner Hodgson Landscape ArchitectureSpruce Peak Village Center, Stowe – Submitted by the SE GroupStone Valley Bikeway Development Plan, Rutland and Bennington Counties – Submitted by Broadreach Planning & DesignVeterans Memorial, Shelburne – Submitted by T. J. Boyle AssociatesAbout LandWorks:LandWorks is a Middlebury, Vermont based firm specializing in all facets of landscape architecture, planning and graphic design and whose innovative approach over 30 years of experience has resulted in successful project implementation for an extraordinarily diverse client base. David Raphael, ASLA, is principal of LandWorks and Lecturer at the University of Vermont Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.Source: LandWorks 3.14.2017. www.landworksvt.com(link is external)
Court removes Judge Sloop January 1, 2007 Regular News Court removes Judge Sloop Jan Pudlow Senior Editor Amid confusion of a new Seminole County Courthouse, 11 citizens were directed to sit in the wrong courtroom to respond to traffic citations. Next door in an adjoining courtroom, an angry Judge John Sloop signed warrants for their arrest for failing to show. The citizens were handcuffed and chained by 15 officers who took them to jail, where they were strip-searched and sat locked up nine hours until 9 that Friday night.On the following Monday, when Chief Judge James Perry asked why he didn’t solve the problem when two judges and a bailiff first alerted him to the mistake early Friday afternoon, Judge Sloop responded that he did not understand why it was a “big deal.”“The arrest of 11 citizens and their continued confinement for nine hours is a very big deal,” the justices wrote in a per curium opinion December 7 in Case No. SC05-555 in Inquiry Concerning Judge John R. Sloop. I t was such a big deal that the court has removed 58-year-old Judge Sloop from office for “conduct unbecoming a member of the judiciary demonstrating a present unfitness to hold office.“Judge Sloop’s indifference to the anxiety, humiliation, and hardship imposed upon these 11 citizens reflects a callous disregard for others that is among the most egregious examples we have seen of abuse of judicial authority and lack of proper judicial temperament,” the justices said in a 26-page order.During oral arguments, Sloop had asked that he be allowed to remain on the bench until 2011, when he could finish his term, complete 20 years as a judge, and receive his retirement benefits. He promised he would not seek service as a senior judge. He said he is receiving treatment for anger management and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, which he maintains contributed to his poor judgment. Sloop also argued that he has not had any angry outbursts since serving in the civil division.But the justices said the court is more concerned about what’s best for the public, not what’s best for the judge.“A determination that Judge Sloop is fit to remain in office for four years but unfit after that point would convey greater concern for the welfare of the judge than the welfare of the public. In striving to ensure a fair and impartial judiciary, we owe our allegiance to the people of Florida, not to individual judges.“If Judge Sloop is fit to remain in office now, his misconduct to date would not render him unfit four years from now. Conversely, if that misconduct warrants mandatory early retirement in four years, it demonstrates unfitness to hold judicial office now.”Efforts to address his hot temper and ADHD with counseling and medication “are too little, too late,” the court concluded.While the December 3, 2004, episode involving the wrongly arrested and jailed citizens was the most disturbing, it was one of three separate incidents of violating the Code of Judicial Conduct in the current case, and marks the fourth time Judge Sloop has faced allegations of judicial misconduct in his 15 years on the bench.In his first year as a judge in 1991, he was investigated by the Judicial Qualifications Commission for alleged misconduct in an eviction proceeding and for displaying a firearm in court, which ended in no findings of probable cause and a private admonishment.In 2002, the JQC investigated Sloop for rude and abusive behavior. Again, there was no finding of probable cause, but the JQC warned him about his temper, as did other judges.In the current case, Sloop admitted to two other counts: • In the case of State v. Ramos, Sloop declined to release a defendant pursuant to the clear mandate of Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.134, thereby requiring the defendant’s release pursuant to a writ of habeas corpus. • In the case of State v. Mercano, Sloop was “rude, abrupt, and abusive” in his treatment of the defendant, “acting more like a prosecutor than a county court judge.”“Regrettably, the previous JQC admonishments, feedback from the bench and bar, and other current charges serve merely as a backdrop for the misconduct alleged in count one in this case,” the court wrote.Judge Sloop admitted the allegation about wrongly arresting the 11 citizens and failing to do anything about his mistake for hours. The JQC Investigative Panel sought his removal from the bench. Because Sloop contested that recommendation, a full hearing was held before the JQC Hearing Panel, which found that the three instances of misconduct violated Canons 1, 2A, and 3B(2), (4), and (8) of the Code of Judicial Conduct.But the hearing panel was willing to give Sloop another chance, finding that he does have an ADHD disorder and that his treatment has been beneficial.Among the panel’s recommended sanctions were a public reprimand, suspension from the bench for 90 days without pay, continued treatment and medication, the directive to issue letters of apology to the 11 people wrongly arrested as well as publish a full-page newspaper apology, and an agreement he would retire from the bench at the end of his current term in January 2011.The justices rejected those recommendations, saying they are “unconvinced that Judge Sloop can both effectively manage his temper and remain an effective jurist.”Quoting Canon 1 of the Florida Code of Judicial Conduct, the justices concluded: “We hope that our decision today will remind all judges of their solemn obligation to ‘personally observe’ high standards of conduct ‘so that the integrity and independence of the judiciary may be preserved.’“Serving as a judge is a privilege and not a right. Finally, we take this opportunity to apologize on behalf of the justice system to the citizens of the state, to the citizens of Seminole County, and in particular to the 11 citizens harmed by Judge Sloop’s misconduct in failing to promptly ensure their release.”
UCLA and Cal State quarantine students, faculty exposed to measlesYesterday the University of California, Los Angeles and California State University, Los Angeles campus announced a quarantine of 280 students and faculty exposed to students who have measles, according to news reports.The news came the same day California officials said 38 people have been confirmed with measles in the state so far this year. Five of those cases are from LA County, including one student each from the two universities.The latest possible exposure to the virus on UCLA’s campus took place on Apr 9, officials said. A student with the disease attended classes on Apr 2, 4, and 9. The student at Cal State was reported to have visited the library while contagious.”We are still awaiting medical records from 119 students and eight faculty members to determine whether they are immune to the measles,” said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block in a statement. Bock said the quarantine will last up to 48 hours, until proof of immunity is established.Measles has resurged in the United States, with almost 700 cases reported this year — the most in any year since the virus was eliminated in 2000. Most outbreaks in the US are currently tied to international travel.Apr 25 UCLA statement Apr 25 LA Times story Five countries report new polio casesMultiple countries reporting ongoing polio activity reported new cases this week, including wild poliovirus infections in Afghanistan and Pakistan and vaccine-derived polio cases and positive contacts in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Somalia, according to the latest weekly update from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).In Afghanistan, three wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported, two from different districts in Hilmand province and one from Uruzgan province. The respective paralysis onset dates were Mar 6, Mar 23, and Mar 20. The new cases lift the country’s total for the year to six WPV 1 cases.Meanwhile, the GPEI noted early notification of two WPV1 cases, both from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, one a patient from Bannu district with an Apr 2 paralysis onset and the other from North Waziristan district with an Apr 4 paralysis onset. When the cases are confirmed, the number of cases from Pakistan this year will reach eight.In Africa, Nigeria reported two vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) cases, one a patient from Kwara state with a Mar 20 paralysis onset and the other a patient from Niger state with a Mar 18 paralysis onset. The developments lift Nigeria’s total for 2019 to seven cases. DRC health officials reported one cVDPV2 case from Kasai state with a paralysis onset of Feb 8, its first of 2019. Also, the country reported two cVDPV2 community isolates, also from Kasai state. The GPEI said with the addition of the Kasai state cases the DRC is now affected by five separate cVDPV2 outbreaks.Elsewhere in Africa, Somalia reported one cVDPV2 case and a related contact from Sool province. The patient had a Mar 15 paralysis onset, and the confirmation of the case marks the country’s first cVDPV2 illness for 2019.Apr 26 GPEI weekly update New report covers vaccine platform potential for countermeasure developmentOver the past several years, vaccine platform technologies have been developed that enable the rapid production of multiple products from a single system, which may help medical countermeasure development evolve away from a less efficient “one bug one drug” approach, according to a report released yesterday by Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.The report covers major scientific and policy issues related to vaccine platforms and how they are understood in government, academia, and industry, according to a Center for Health Security news release.Amesh Adalja, MD, senior scholar at the center and leader of team that wrote the report, said, “platforms have the potential to accelerate the vaccine development timeline and the work in this report will hopefully catalyze the discussion of how the power of platform vaccine technologies can be harnessed as a pandemic tool.” The report was funded by the Open Philanthropy Project.The group said as pandemic preparedness matures, integrating new vaccine platform technologies into countermeasure development has the potential to impact resilience to both global catastrophic biologic risks and other epidemic threats. They tie in findings from existing evidence, informational interviews, and a workshop held with subject matter experts. And they make five main recommendations that center around platform and nonplatform vaccine technology proliferation; focusing platform-based assessments on accelerating manufacturing rather than speeding regulatory developments; supporting traditional vaccine development; prioritizing mRNA-based vaccines; and giving special consideration to platform technologies, given market conditions.Apr 25 Center for Health Security news release Apr 25 Center for Health Security vaccine platform report High viral loads linked to fatal H5N1 casesA new study in Clinical Infectious Diseases uses nasal and fecal samples to estimate viral loads in human patients with avian influenza H5N1, finding that higher viral loads are linked to fatal cases.The study was based in Indonesia. Since 2005, Indonesia has recorded 200 human infections with clade 2.1 highly pathogenic avian influenza A/H5N1 virus, and the cases have a high case-fatality rate of 84%.Researchers collected specimens from 180 H5N1 patients between 2007 and 2015, representing 90% of all Indonesian patients and 20% of reported H5N1-infected patients globally. They also tested for resistance to oseltamivir, an antiviral drug.Feces and blood had the highest concentrations of H5N1 RNA, and higher viral loads correlated with fatal cases. Genes that conferred resistance to antivirals were also more prevalent in fatal cases.Apr 26 Clin Infect Dis study
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Vette’s 27 Points Not Enough for UWF in 75-65 Loss Share PENSACOLA, Fla. – Junior Hanna Vette (Tarkio, Mo./Mineral Area CC) was a bright spot for the West Florida women’s basketball team in a 75-65 loss to Georgia Southwestern in the final game of the UWF Tip-Off Classic on Saturday night. The 5-9 guard finished the game shooting 8-11 from the field and 6-7 from three-point territory, but the Argonauts fell short in their fourth loss of the year.Vette also added seven rebounds and four steals in a strong overall game for UWF (1-4). Senior Octavia Bearden (Tylertown, Miss./Southwest Mississippi CC) finished with 14 points and nine rebounds off the bench, and junior Ashley Rush (Pensacola, Fla./Gulf Coast CC) scored 10 with a game-high seven assists.Georgia Southwestern (4-0) won on the strength of their rebounding ability, as the Hurricanes finished ahead 60-40 in the rebound count. Adrian Randall led the charge for the Hurricanes, grabbing 17 rebounds, including 13 on the offensive end. The ‘Canes finished with 28 offensive rebounds, which led to 21 second chance points.The Argos finished the night shooting 43.9 percent from the field and 7-10 (70 percent) from long range, but they shot just 8-18 (44 percent) from the free throw line.Randall was Georgia Southwestern’s leading scorer with 19 points, notching a double-double along with her 17 rebounds. Tania Walters finished with 17 points, thanks to an 11-14 mark at the free throw line.The Argonauts will have a week before hosting their second regular season invitational of the year, the UWF Thanksgiving Classic, on Nov. 25 and 26. The Argos will face Henderson State on Friday, Nov. 25 and Emporia State on Saturday, Nov. 26, with both games scheduled to start at 2 p.m. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Version Hanna Vette shot 6-7 from three-point territory on Saturday (Photo by Chris Nelson)
Share Aimee Paterson is tied for 34th after carding 80 in the first round (photo by Jim Hogue) Sevillano one stroke off lead at NCAA Division II Fall Preview DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Sophomore Camila Sevillano shot a one-over-par 73 and is just one stroke back from a three-way tie for first place after the first round of the 2012 NCAA Division II Fall Preview Monday, being played on the Legends course at LPGA International. Sevillano (Cali, Colombia/ Cali, Colombia/La Arboleda) sits in a solo fourth place entering the second round of the tournament after making the turn with an even-par 36 and playing the back nine one-over-par. Amy Hodgkinson of Florida Southern, Rachel Polson of Florida Tech and Taylor Neidy of Central Oklahoma are deadlocked in first place.West Florida combined for 313 and is in eighth place out of the 13 team field. Barry and Lynn are tied for the lead with identical scores of 305.Elin Olsson (Mantorp, Sweden/Bildningscentrum Facetten) is six strokes behind Sevillano after carding a 79 and is tied for 29th. Aimee Paterson (Sherfield on Loddon, England/Queen Mary’s) and Daisy-May Kenny (Purley, England/Woodcote HS) are each within two strokes of Olsson after coming in with rounds of 80 and 81 to tie for 34th and 40th, respectively. Luisa Villar Urquiza is tied for 45th with an 82. The second round of the NCAA Division II Fall Preview commences Tuesday morning with tee times beginning at 8:20 a.m. ET. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#T1 Barry 305 +17T1 Lynn 305 +17T3 Central Oklahoma 307 +19T3 Saint Leo 307 +19 5 Florida Southern 308 +20 6 Florida Tech 309 +21 7 Dallas Baptist 312 +24 8 West Florida 313 +25 9 Newberry 318 +3010 Academy of Art 320 +3211 Ashland 325 +3712 West Texas A&M 331 +4313 Belmont Abbey 344 +56 4 Camilla Sevillano 73 +1T29 Elin Olsson 79 +7T34 Aimee Paterson 80 +8T40 Daisy-May Kenny 81 +9T45 Luisa Villar Urquiza 82 +10 Print Friendly Version