Florida Cyanide Scare

first_imgABCActionNews, TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. – Several residents of the Extended Stay America motel on Morris Bridge Road were sent into the parking lot after a concern for exposure from a dangerous chemical.last_img

2011 Fulcrum Racing Road Wheels Get Tubeless Ready, New Cyclocross Models

first_imgFulcrum Racing has revamped their 3, 5 and 7 series racing and training road wheels for 2011, and they’ve taken the 5 and 7 and made cyclocross specific versions with better hub and bearing protection.Shown above, the 2011 Fulcrum Racing 3 road wheels get an entirely new rim extrusion, thinner spokes and a new lacing pattern to drop the weight for the set down to 1,555g, 104g lighter than the 2010 model. The Racing 3 2-Way Fit model (which can be run tubeless) weighs in at 1,595g.The new rim shape has no spoke holes, making it more laterally rigid and making them tubeless compatible. With no holes in the rim bed, just mount a tubeless tire, add sealant, inflate and go. The new rims also have Fulcrum’s Dynamic Balance, which in this case saves a small bit of material from being machined away opposite the valve stem, keeping their rotational balance equal and smoothing the ride at high speed.Hit ‘more’ for additional photos and specs on their new road and ‘cross wheels… The inner sidewall of Fulcrum’s 2-Way Fit rims is made to work with tubeless road tires, though none of their marketing materials or website mention the “RoadTubeless” standards proffered by Hutchinson, etc. Like other tubeless wheels, if you really screw up, you can always remove the stem and stick a tube in it. They’ll also work with regular clinchers. Of three three road wheels shown here, only the Fulcrum Racing 3 2-Way Fit gets the new rim. You might be wondering how they get the spoke nipples into the holes, no? Smoke, mirrors, magnets and momentum. The result is a sealed rim that uses standard nipples. Brilliant.There’s also a standard (ie. NON 2-Way Fit) version of the Racing 3 that still gets a new, solid rim extrusion, but apparently has a different inner sideway profile that’s not necessarily tubeless compatible.The spokes on the 3’s are straight and bladed on both hoops, with the front being radially laced (16 spokes) and the rear getting radial non-drive and 2-cross driveside (21 spokes). The rear wheel uses Fulcrum’s 2:1 spoke ratio with an oversized driveside hub flange to reduce the loss of rim tension they say occurs when you mash the pedals, delivering better power transfer. Keeping things aero is their spoke anti-rotation system in the hubs, which ensures that the blades are facing straight forward no matter how much you tweak the nipples. Their freehubs are Campy/SRAM/Shimano compatible.The Racing 3’s hubs have aluminum bodies and axles with adjustable bearings.RACING 5The Racing 5 set is their everyday riding/training wheelset and it gets a new one-piece pawl/freehub body that saves weight.  20 / 24 spoke count with radial front and their 2:1 lacing in the rear. The 5 gets a new rim profile, too, with a ddper upper bridge for better clincher tire fitting, and it gets an alternate version of their Dynamic Balance. Since the 5’s rims aren’t machined out like the 3’s, they use two thicker spokes on the side opposite the valve stem to balance the weight. 1760g per set.RACING 7The Racing 7 wheels have been completely redesigned with new hubs made for straight pull spokes, new rims with wear indicators and straight guage 2mm steel spokes, all straight pull. Same 2:1 lacing, with 24 rear and 20 front, as the others. 1,849g per set.Fulcrum’s new CX series build upon the new 5 and 7 to create ‘cross worthy hoops that claim to mock mud and dust.The Fulcrum 5 CX, shown above, takes the standard 5 and adds a double coating to the bearing’s base to prolong life and make them smoother.Clincher only, they get the new, deeper rim bridge, too, for better clincher seating, and the braking surface is shaped for better performance with cantilevers. Spokes are butted, aero, straight pull in the same radial and 2:1 lacing as the road wheels, but with reinforced rim eyelets. 24mm wide rim. Weight is 1,760g per pair.The Racing 5 CX’s hubs are a bit more elegant looking than the CX7’s, but both use an oversized driveside flange and all-aluminum bodies.The Racing 7 CX also gets double bearing gaskets to seal out gunk, 20/24 spoke counts with 2mm round spokes. Weight is 1,849g per pair.last_img read more

Need Some Good News? Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda & Original Hamilton Stars Surprise a Young Fan

first_img Leslie Odom Jr. Lin-Manuel Miranda View Comments View All (4) Lin-Manuel Miranda Related Shows Daveed Diggscenter_img Renée Elise Goldsberry John Krasinski’s newfound YouTube show Some Good News focuses on positive stories, and his newest episode will make Broadway fans everywhere smile. When nine-year-old fan Aubrey had to miss seeing Hamilton because of the current coronoavirus crisis, her mother Tweeted at Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Instead of heading to the Great White Way, Aubrey got her LMM fix by watching his performance as Jack The Lamplighter in Mary Poppins Returns at home. Krasinski’s wife, Emily Blunt, who stars as the film’s title role, popped in to say hello to Aubrey. Then, Blunt’s Poppins co-star Miranda came into the mix, leaving Aubrey (and Hamil-fans everywhere) speechless, as the original company assembled on Zoom to perform “Alexander Hamilton.” Tony winner and former vlogger Leslie Odom Jr., Tony winners Renée Elise Goldsberry and Daveed Diggs and the original stars all chimed in from their respective homes. Ready to be absolutely delighted? Tune in at 8:27 below. Just you wait, just you wait! from $149.00 Hamilton Star Fileslast_img read more

Ring of the Reek: registration open for Westportif 2015

first_imgThe West of Ireland’s ‘most spectacular’ leisure cycle takes place on Saturday 18 July 2015 and is part of the ŠKODA Cycle Series in association with Independent News & Media.Nicknamed ‘Ring of the Reek’, the Westportif routes circumnavigate Croagh Patrick, which is known locally as ‘The Reek’. Two distances are on offer, 80km to suit novices and 160km for more seasoned cyclists.The shorter 80km route is reasonably flat and is suitable for novice and family cyclists. It hugs the scenic Clew Bay coastline to Louisburgh and continues straight on to Killeen village. With views of Clare and Inishturk Islands and the famous beaches of Silver and White Strands, it is ‘panoramic cycling at its best’. Cyclists then turn inland through Doo Lough Valley to Delphi and the Aashleigh Falls. The return to Westport is via the Erriff Valley on the main road.The 160km cyclists will begin with the others, but turn right at Aashleigh towards Leenane village, along Killary Fjord then inland through the Inagh Valley to Recess and Maam Cross, before heading back to Westport via Lough Mask and Tourmakeady. Just as the final 30km begins, Lally’s Mountain provides a ‘testing sting in the tail’. This is a much hillier route with six categorised climbs.Both routes are fully supported with water and food stops along the way.Speaking at the launch, Michael Ring TD, Ireland’s Minister for Tourism and Sport, said “I wish to compliment both the Western Lakes Cycling Club and the Westport Covey Wheelers on organising the Westportif cycle, which will be held in July. This event has proved extremely popular over the last number of years and I have no doubt it will be a tremendous success again this year. Westport is the ideal location for an event such as this, I am sure that it will be hugely enjoyable for everybody who attends and participates in the event.”This is the third year of the Westportif, which attracted over 800 cyclists last year and is ‘confidently’ expected to top the 1,200 mark this year. Race Director Padraig Marry, on behalf of Western Lakes CC and Westport Covey Wheelers, said “From the very first year Westportif proved to have a winning formula of a perfect town base and an incredible selection of superb cycling routes for different levels. Entries are increasing each year, with enquiries pouring in from all over Ireland and further afield. The level of support from organisations in the town has been exceptional.”The charity partner is Mayo-Roscommon Hospice and the media partner is The Mayo News.The Westportif starts and finishes in the heritage town of Westport, an ‘ideal location for visiting cyclists with ample accommodation and support facilities’. The event is just part of a weekend cycling festival which includes a family-friendly Bike Buffet on Friday, the ‘ultra exciting’ Criterium Race around the closed streets of Westport Town Centre on Saturday evening, and a novel Garden Cycle on Sunday.Cyclists wishing to register can go to fitmagazine.ie/events/race/skoda-cycle-series-westportif-2015.www.westportif.ie Relatedlast_img read more

2016 SCOTT Snowdonia Trail Marathon close to selling out

first_imgThe SCOTT Snowdonia Trail Marathon 2016 is close to selling out, with anyone thinking of entering encouraged to sign up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.The marathon, sponsored by SCOTT-Sports, now has less than 200 spaces left for this year. Organisers Always Aim High Events strongly advise anyone interested in this stunning event to book as early as possible to secure their place.The SCOTT Snowdonia Trail Marathon is a challenge in the true sense of the word. Ascending 1,685m over 26 miles of iconic and spectacular trails, this epic race will circumnavigate and eventually climb Wales’ highest peak, Snowdon.The route explores the stunning trails, spectacular panoramic views, and tough climbs that make Snowdonia National Park a favourite for outdoor enthusiasts.Visiting Rhyd Ddu, Beddgelert, Nant Gwynant, Pen y Pass and finally Snowdon itself, event organisers note that ‘there surely can’t be a more striking trail marathon route in the UK’.A spokesperson for SCOTT-Sports said ‘SCOTT-Sports are proud once again to be title sponsor of the SCOTT Snowdonia Trail Marathon. Our beliefs and passions lie in the mountains and if you’re like us, you run because you love it and you do it the right way for the right reasons. With our belief of ‘no shortcuts’ it makes complete sense for SCOTT to continue its partnership with Always Aim High Events for the Snowdonia Trail Marathon 2016.’www.snowdoniatrailmarathon.comwww.alwaysaimhighevents.com Relatedlast_img read more

Quince outlines principles for stabilizing court funding

first_img February 1, 2009 Managing Editor Regular News Quince outlines principles for stabilizing court fundingMark D. Killian Managing EditorFlorida’s courts need a sufficient and stable funding source in order to serve the public and meet its constitutional obligations, according to Chief Justice Peggy Quince. Addressing those attending The Florida Bar’s “Funding Justice” summit in Miami January 16, Chief Justice Quince said the judicial branch is particularly vulnerable to economic instability in that 87 percent if its budget is devoted to salaries and more than half of those salary dollars — 53 percent — must be used to pay judges. Consequently, budget reductions disproportionately erode the staff support necessary for courts.Quince said new budgeting practices — including the redirection of filing fees to the courts — must be adopted to better stabilize court operations.“This is not going to be an overnight fix,” Quince said. “We are looking at how we can address things for the long haul.”To do that, Quince said, the courts have outlined seven principles for stabilizing court funding: 1) The elements of the state courts system, codified in §29.001, should be adequately funded by the state to ensure the guarantee of court access by Florida’s citizens.Quince said adequate and equitable funding has been compromised by the recent budget reductions that over the past two years has seen the judicial budget reduced by $44 million and the elimination of 282 positions.When funds are unavailable for staff that provide adjudication and administrative support, their tasks are left for judges to handle and the cost associated with using judges to cover this work load is significantly higher than the expense of non-judge resources, she said. 2) Court fees assessed and paid by Florida’s citizens to access their court system should be dedicated to the court system.Quince said only small portions of filing fee revenue are currently dedicated to the courts. The rest — from fees, fines, and costs that are not being held by the clerks to fund their offices — go into Florida’s general revenue fund. 3) Unless adequate safeguards are in place, court-related revenue other than filing fee revenue (revenue derived from fines, service charges, and costs) should not be dedicated to court funding but used to support other justice system partners.Quince noted one of the reforms brought about by the 1972 amendment to Article V was the elimination of the courts’ reliance on fines for funding. A return to such cash register justice would be a step backward, she said. Filing fees are a more appropriate source of revenue for the courts, because they are more directly related to court work load and activity. 4) All current court-related revenue being collected should be reevaluated to determine what portion of current filing fee revenue should be dedicated to court funding. In addition to the filing fee revenue being directed into the state’s general revenue fund, a substantial portion is being held by clerks to pay for the court record-keeping functions. Pursuant to Article V, §14(b), the clerks are funded through filing fees, fines, service charges, and court costs. However, the clerks’ budgets are not appropriated by the Legislature, but are instead overseen by the Florida Clerk of Court Operations Corporation that reviews and certifies clerks’ budgets as prescribed by law. All trial court clerks are members of the corporation. For those clerks who project the revenue within their county will be insufficient to fund their court-related activities, the statutory process provides for the shortfall to be funded from revenue “surpluses” from other counties. Further, the maximum budget amounts authorized for the clerks’ court-related activities are a function of the total amount of revenue anticipated in a given fiscal year. 5) Additional or increased filing fees should be considered, but only after an adequate review of the distribution of the current filing fee revenue has been made.According to the Office of the State Courts Administrator, if such additional fees are considered, studies from other states indicate that the following sorts of fees are fairly common:• An increased filing fee to reopen cases for dissolution and child support.• A filing fee for all repeat violence cases, as very few of the cases currently being filed are legitimate claims of repeat violence.• A new filing fee for selected motions that involve significant judicial work load in the civil and probate divisions.• A sliding scale fee for probate and guardianship cases based on case value.• New fees in the appellate courts for pre-opinion and post-opinion motions, a new fee for amicus curiae briefs, a fee increase for cross appeal/joinder/intervenor filings, and a new service charge for file review.• A reschedule fee in civil cases when hearings are cancelled without reasonable notice.“These are just ideas we have looked at, and we are not actually proposing these because we think that the first step absolutely has to be a reevaluation of what is already here,” Chief Justice Quince said. 6) Some components of the state courts are more appropriately funded from the general revenue fund and should remain so. I n particular, judges’ salaries should remain as a general obligation, while the operating and staff resources needed to keep the courts functioning can be paid from trust funds. 7) State Court Trust Funds are the appropriate depositories for court filing fees.“We believe these principles will focus the court system and others on how we can be adequately funded,” Quince said. Quince outlines principles for stabilizing court fundinglast_img read more

Carlson’s 24-minute 8K paces men to fourth at Big Tens

first_imgCarlson’s 24-minute 8K paces men to fourth at Big TensRyan Malmin was close behind in 10th place. Both earned All-Big Ten honors. David McCoyNovember 1, 2004Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintAndrew Carlson is on a roll.For the third-straight race Sunday, the senior captain on Minnesota’s men’s cross country team set a new personal-best time.Carlson’s new mark of 24:00 earned him a fourth-place finish and first-team All-Big Ten honors. This, combined with junior Ryan Malmin’s 10th-place finish, propelled the Gophers to fourth place at Sunday’s Big Ten Championships at Ashton Cross Country Course in Iowa City, Iowa.Carlson’s time is the fourth-best 8K time in school history.“We’re lucky to have a guy like Carlson,” coach Steve Plasencia said. “But Ryan Malmin shouldn’t go unnoticed.”Malmin, the second Minnesota finisher, earned second-team All-Big Ten honors.“He showed a lot of people what he’s capable of,” Plasencia said.Minnesota finished 20 points out of second and three ahead of sixth – one less than fifth-place Michigan and three less than sixth-place Ohio State.As expected, Wisconsin dominated the race, taking the top three places as well as having all five scoring runners finish in the top 11 en route to its sixth-straight men’s title with a score of just 23.“What they did was really no surprise,” Plasencia said. “I’m sure everyone else in the Big Ten is envious (of their program).”Badgers junior Simon Bairu won the individual title for the second-straight year with a time of 23:45 – 10 seconds ahead of second-place teammate Chris Solinsky.Indiana finished second with a score of 104.Ryan Ford, who was Minnesota’s third-best runner the whole year, suffered cramps early in the race and struggled the rest of the way.But senior Mike Bialick stepped in nicely for Ford and was the third Minnesota finisher, in 29th place. Plasencia called it Bialick’s best race ever, but warned about the team’s need to improve for the Midwest Regional Championships in two weeks.“It was a mixed bag of results,” Plasencia said. “To have two guys in the top 10 is a real accomplishment. But we need to follow up with better running from the guys down the line.”Women fourth as wellAs she has been all season, Minnesota women’s cross country junior Lauren Williams was the Gophers’ top finisher in the women’s race. She earned second-team All-Big Ten honors by taking 14th overall in a time of 21:41.Freshman Ladia Albertson-Junkans was right behind, taking 15th five seconds later to drive the Gophers to a fourth-place finish with 133 points.Minnesota finished just two points ahead of fifth-place Indiana and nine ahead of sixth-place Penn State.“I couldn’t have been happier,” coach Gary Wilson said. “I told the team before the race that every point counts.”Minnesota’s fourth-place finish was in large part because of the way it finished the race.A number of Gophers pushed ahead several places in the final 600 meters. Albertson-Junkans was one of them, moving from 21st to 15th.Michigan State’s Danette Doetzel continued her spectacular freshman season, winning the women’s 6K race with a time of 20:33 and helping the Spartans into a tie with Illinois for second place.“For a freshman to win the Big Ten race is pretty unbelievable,” Wilson said. “I don’t know much about her. But I know she’s good.”Michigan won its third straight team title with 45 total points. The Wolverines were led by last year’s individual winner, junior Rebecca Walter, in second.With Michigan the favorite to win, Wilson said he was pleased with the outcome. He directly attributed Minnesota’s success to the team’s chemistry, which he said was a major issue last year.“This team, they just love each other,” Wilson said. “When you have that, anything’s possible.”last_img read more

New tourist attraction in Zagreb: An old tunnel opens under the Upper Town

first_imgPhoto: Zagreb.hrThe passage will be 350 meters long and more than three meters wide. It originally served as a shelter during World War II. After the completion of the works, the tunnel will become a tourist attraction where various cultural, entertainment, educational and other programs will be held. For all older generations to whom the stairs from Mesnička, Duga ulica and Tkalčićeva have become an obstacle, an elevator will be dug to reach Vranicani’s meadow, which, as the mayor emphasized, will be good for caterers from Gornji grad.”The second phase is the search for a vertical exit to the Upper Town. One solution is Gradec, the other Vranicani’s meadow, we still have to agree. The third phase is to ‘iron’ Radićeva Street “Concluded the first man of the city of Zagreb, Milan Bandić at the opening of the works. The Grič tunnel, which connects Mesnička Street with Radićeva Street in Zagreb’s Upper Town, will open in two months for tourists and citizens. The 350-meter-long tunnel connects Mesnička and Radićeva streets, was built in the 40s and is parallel to Ilica, which has four exits, which are also planned to open to the public as a new tourist attraction.”The works on the Grič Tunnel will take place in three phases. The first is to do what is needed for security reasons, so that people can pass from Radićeva 19 to Mesnička, ie Streljačka. We have four side exits to Ilica. Three are now able to open, and for the fourth we will negotiate with the tenants, as it exits into their backyard. We will slowly talk humanely, negotiate, until we agree. We won’t do anything by force. This will take two months. If we do not agree, then we will go to legal means to resolve it, but again in a nice way. ” Milan Bandić, the mayor of the city of Zagreb, points out and adds thatTunnel rehabilitation project manager Ivica Blažun explained that the works will last 60 days and that the tunnel lining will be repaired, the floor will be repaired, the drainage system will be renovated, drainage will be repaired, new electricity and public address installations will be installed, the exits to Ilica will be repaired. entrance to the tunnel, according to historical matrices Photo: Zagreb.hrAs part of the new tourist attraction, there will also be a “Museum of Sense”, which is applied for EU funds, in which, using screens, projections and holograms, spaces will be created for the presentation of content from Zagreb’s history. The director of KIC, Emil Matešić, pointed out that all projects dealing with content can contribute to the improvement of the tourist offer of Zagreb and a more active cultural and artistic life of the city.The total value of the investment is 1,35 million kuna, which will certainly enrich the tourist offer of the city of Zagreb.last_img read more

Study finds compassionate people can be more dishonest

first_imgEmail LinkedIn Pinterest Share New psychology research has found that compassion can sometimes be associated with dishonesty. The study, published May 11 in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, suggests that compassion can lead individuals to tell lies that are intended to benefit others.“I have always been interested in prosocial lies because of their ethical ambiguity,” explained Matthew J. Lupoli of the University of California, San Diego, the study’s corresponding author. “The opportunity to tell a prosocial lie presents a conflict between two moral values: honesty, and harm prevention.“Surprisingly, there has been little research investigating the factors that influence people’s behavior in the face of this conflict,” he told PsyPost. “Given that the emotion of compassion involves being motivated to alleviate others’ suffering, we thought that this emotion would be a likely candidate as a driver of prosocial lying.”center_img Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Lupoli and his colleagues conducted three separate experiments with about 1,000 participants in total. The study examined two types of prosocial lies: those that prevent emotional harm and those that promote positive outcomes for others.In the first two experiments, the researchers investigated how compassion influenced giving feedback to the writer of a poorly written essay. In the third experiment, the researchers investigated how compassion influenced lies that procure financial gains for a charity. Across all the experiments, more compassionate people were more likely to lie.“The most interesting part of this research for me is that it provides a view of compassion that people don’t typically consider,” Lupoli told PsyPost. “In two of our studies we investigate lies that are intended to benefit others — not lies that necessarily do help others. There are many situations in life where an individual might lie with genuine intention to help another, but honesty might be what is ultimately most beneficial for that person.”“So we find that this emotion of compassion, which in many cases is socially beneficial, can actually lead to behavior that harms others. I think it’s important that people be aware of this so that compassion does not lead them astray when another’s well-being is at stake.”But it would be a mistake to assume that compassion always increases prosocial lying. Under some circumstances it could have the opposite effect.“As with all laboratory studies, we can’t claim that these effects hold for all people in all contexts,” Lupoli said. “There may be situations where compassion does not increase prosocial lying, or actually increases honesty. For example, if the benefits of honesty for another far exceed the benefits of lying, experiencing compassion might lead one to be more honest. We are currently looking into how compassion influences the valuation of others’ short-term and long-term goals to better understand the boundary conditions.”The study, “Lying Because We Care: Compassion Increases Prosocial Lying“, was also co-authored by Lily Jampol and Christopher Oveis.last_img read more

First hydrogen powered supply chain platform deployed in France

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