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New Schwalbe Pro One delivers road souplesse & world’s lightest tubeless tires!

first_imgSchwalbe’s Pro One was one of the first light, high performance road tubeless tires, but four years on and other tire makers are catching up. But Schwalbe hasn’t been resting in those years since, and has developed an all-new family of tubeless road tires adding more smooth rolling souplesse to their proven grip & durability. The new Pro One is such a big step forward, that Schwalbe’s race product manager calls it, “a tubeless tire with the feel of a tubular”…2020 new Schwalbe Pro One tubeless road bike tirec. Schwalbe, all photos by Irmo KeizerApparently developed back from scratch, the Schwalbe goal was to create a new faster lightweight road race tire, while retaining safety & durability.Schwalbe calls the smooth, low-rolling resistance of the new tire souplesse, but it isn’t just about going faster, but also keeping road riders (& racers) fresh after long days in the saddle.The new Pro One gets an all new tire carcass construction based on both newly optimized Addix rubber compounds like we’ve seen off-road and updated manufacturing methods that ensure more consistency.New Pro One – Tech detailsSchwalbe describes the new Souplesse Carcass as a new ‘ turn-up’ construction with two main casing layers under the tread for smooth rolling and three layers in the sidewalls for support at lower pressures and higher abrasion resistance.A third partial layer under the tread of a 25mm tire is a 14mm wide V-Guard polymer puncture protection belt (wider tires do get wider V-Guards). Separate on top of the casing, the narrow V-Guard provides a high level of puncture resistance only under the centerline of the tire where it contacts the road, but still allows the casing beneath to flex for comfort and decreased rolling resistance.The addition of Addix rubber is something that’s easy to spot with the signature color detail like we saw in mountain bike tires. Here it shows up as the orange #1, denoting the multi-compound Addix Race rubber with much more silica inside for increased cornering grip without adding more rolling resistance or impacting durability.The tire tread pattern remains unchanged for the update, as we’ve heard from some wheel makers that it is one of the most aerodynamic in wind tunnel testing. Schwalbe claims 13% lower rolling resistance, 22% more cornering grip, plus increased  puncture resistance and longer wearing vs. the previous Pro One tubeless tire.Schwalbe says the new Pro One was specifically developed to be easy to install with or without a tube – a big part of that thanks to a new sealing lip incorporated into the TLE tire bead. We know of a few rim makers who work closely with Schwalbe to ensure smooth installation, and as a result of that Schwalbe claims the new tubeless tires can be mounted without levers and aired up without a compressor. The tire sizings have also been updated to measure accurately on 19mm internal road rims.2020 Pro One options & pricing, including the “world’s lightest”2020 Schwalbe Pro One TLEThe new high-end 70€ Pro One TLE isn’t only available in Schwalbe’s Tubeless Easy tubeless casing.2020 Schwalbe Pro One tube typeThere is also a conventional 60€ Tube Type for those who prefer not getting messy with sealant, plus new 70€ Pro One TT Tubeless Easy variants as well.A top level 25mm new Pro One TLE weighs just 245g (it also comes in 270g 28mm & 295g 30mm, plus 650b, 26″ & 20″ sizes). The comparable 25mm new Pro One tube type is only 4% lighter at 235g.2020 Schwalbe Pro One TT TLEThe third Pro One TT TLE is a bit more unique and claims to be the “world’s lightest tubeless tire”. Developed as a lightweight, ultra low rolling resistance race tire for time trials and triathlons, the new skinwall only Pro One TT TLE uses a fast, single compound Addix rubber, and weighs just 205g in 25mm width (215g in 28mm). With a whopping 21% less rolling resistance than the new Pro One TLE, triathlete Patrick Lange rode its prototypes to a 2018 Ironman World Championship win last year, setting a record time.2020 Schwalbe OneIn addition to the premium new Pro One tires, a couple of all-rounder Schwalbe One tires get upgrades, as well. Basically, the old Pro One (which I’ve been riding happily for a couple years in 28 & 30mm widths) gets rebranded as the new One, with a new lower price tag. The newly renamed One still comes in both Tubeless Easy and Tube Type versions as well.Schwalbe.com________________________________________________________Will we see more pros racing tubeless over tubulars?Schwalbe’s Road Race product manager gives his thoughts on developing new tubeless tire construction over other tech, with a focus on matching that special smooth rolling feel you get from riding tubulars, and something the pros are always asking for….Are we going to see more pros switching to Tubeless in future?“Yes, I am sure. In the age of disc brakes and electronic shifting, young, innovative pros riding for major teams such as Wallonie Bruxelles or the Women’s WorldTour Team Canyon SRAM no longer accept a hand-sewn tubular tire as state of the art. Tubeless tires are far ahead of tubular tires in terms of rolling resistance, grip and comfort. We are not talking about marginal differences, but improvements of up to 20 percent! On top of that, they have excellent fail-safe characteristics. The great benefits of the system are proven by a high level of acceptance in triathlon pro-sports, where every second counts.“last_img read more

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BETA electric plane formation fly-by celebrates BTV’s 100th anniversary

first_imgBeta Technologies,Vermont Business Magazine In celebration of Burlington International Airport’s (BTV) 100th Anniversary and in recognition of the hard work and dedication of all the first responders in our area, Beta Technologies (BETA) performed a 5-plane formation fly-by around Chittenden County on Friday, August 28th.  “BTV’s last 100 years have been filled with innovation, entrepreneurship, and dedication, which is exactly what BETA embodies as an organization. The Airport looks forward to highlighting this exciting partnership and paying tribute to all our first responders,” said Gene Richards, Director of Aviation.Located at BTV, BETA was founded in 2017 by Kyle Clark, with a mission to revolutionize the future of aviation with electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. BETA’s team, who double as aviation enthusiasts and private pilots, are dedicated to making flight clean and accessible to everyone.“We at BETA are thrilled by the local community’s support, the Mayor, and Gene Richards of the Burlington Airport of our effort to foster and grow clean aviation technology here in Burlington. This formation flight is a visual thank you to this accepting, wonderful, and resilient community with amazing frontline workers that selflessly provide for all of us,” said Kyle Clark of BETA.BETA’s 5-ship flying formation consisted of 4 fixed-wing aircraft (1 x C180 and 3 x C172s) in a diamond formation and 1 rotary-wing aircraft (safety chase) on Friday.To learn more about BETA and their quest to engineer the future of flight, please visit: https://www.beta.team/(link is external).Source: Burlington, VT – BETAlast_img read more

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Neighborhood antibiotic use tied to risk of resistant bacteria

first_imgA large new study by researchers in Israel indicates that increased use of antibiotics in certain neighborhoods is associated with increased risk of acquiring antibiotic-resistant bacteria, even in individuals without prior antibiotic use.The study, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, specifically looked at fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli found in the urine cultures of Israelis in more than 1,700 neighborhoods across the country, and any association with personal and community use of fluoroquinolones.The results showed that while higher personal use of fluoroquinolones was associated with increased risk of finding fluoroquinolone-resistant E coli, so was higher neighborhood use. And that risk remained even when the analysis looked at people who had not previously consumed fluoroquinolones.The authors of the study say the findings suggest that personal consumption of antibiotics isn’t the only mechanism driving resistance at a population level.”Our study may supply some evidence regarding a selective mechanism [for antibiotic resistance] at the community level,” lead study author Marcelo Low, MPH, told CIDRAP News in an email.Large-scale analysisThe population-based case-control study involved data on 2.4 million adult members of Clalit Health Services (CHS), the largest of Israel’s four state-mandated health services, living in 1,733 geographic statistical areas (GSAs) in Israel. The research team collected electronic medical record and demographic data on the patients, including antibiotic consumption, and analyzed almost 5 million urine-culture specimens sent to CHS laboratories from 2010 through 2014, focusing on samples with E coli growth and those that were sterile.In addition to categorizing individuals by the amount of fluoroquinolones they consumed, the researchers categorized each GSA by the amount of fluoroquinolone consumption, which was calculated as the total amount of fluoroquinolones purchased by CHS members in the neighborhood in the prior year.Low, an epidemiologist with CHS, said that while personal antibiotic use is a well-established risk factor for antibiotic resistance, he and his colleagues were interested in looking at the impact of community-level consumption of antibiotics on antibiotic resistance because of increasing anecdotal reports from Israeli clinicians.”We’ve been hearing [of] more and more clinicians in the community treating patients with antibiotic resistant bacteria who never used antibiotics,” he said. “The aim was to research the environmental determinants together with the personal ones.”  Of the more than 2.5 million urine cultures analyzed by Low and his colleagues, 300,105 with E coli and 1,899,168 with no pathogen growth were included in the final analysis. The proportion of women with fluoroquinolone-resistant E coli in their urine was 16.8% (45,427 out of 270,190 women), while 29.5% of men (8,835 out of 29,915) had fluoroquinolone-resistant E coli. The fluoroquinolone resistance rate by GSA was 18%, and the mean fluoroquinolone consumption among the entire population by GSAs was 1.51 defined daily doses (DDD) per 1,000 people per day.Unsurprisingly, the multivariate analysis indicated that personal fluoroquinolone use was associated with the risk of finding fluoroquinolone-resistant E coli in urine compared with fluoroquinolone-susceptible E coli and sterile urine cultures, and the risk increased with higher fluoroquinolone consumption. This association was found among men and women.The analysis also found that increasing consumption of fluoroquinolones in a given GSA was associated with increased risk of fluoroquinolone-resistant versus fluoroquinolone-susceptible urinary E coli, with similar associations observed among men and women.Among women, the odds ratios (ORs) for the association between increased neighborhood fluoroquinolone use and fluoroquinolone-resistant E coli were, for the four quintiles with higher neighborhood consumption, 1.15 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.06 to 1.24), 1.31 (95% CI, 1.20 to 1.43), 1.41 (95% CI, 1.29 to 1.54), and 1.51 (95% CI, 1.38 to 1.65) when compared with the GSAs in the lowest quintile of consumption.Among men, the ORs were, by quintile, 1.17 (95% CI, 1.02 to 1.35), 1.24 (95% CI, 1.06 to 1.45), 1.35 (95% CI, 1.15 to 1.59), and 1.50 (95% CI, 1.26 to 1.77).In both women and men, that association remained when the researchers conducted a post-hoc subgroup analysis restricted to patients who hadn’t taken fluoroquinolones in the year prior to their urine culture. The association was also independent of other risk factors for antibiotic resistance, including previous hospitalization, older age, and residence in a nursing home.Personal antibiotic use still remained the most important factor, however. According to the analysis, personal fluoroquinolone consumption accounted for 46% of the cases of fluoroquinolone-resistant E coli in women, while neighborhood fluoroquinolone consumption above 0.87 DDD/1,000 people per day accounted for 25%.”Our results suggest that increased GSA-level use of antibiotics might pose a small, but real, risk for other individuals in the community in terms of acquiring resistant bacteria,” Low and his co-authors write. “This effect might be quantitatively small for an individual, but its overall contribution to the spread of antibiotic resistance in the population is important.”Cross-transmission, environmental contaminationHow might higher antibiotic use in a neighborhood increase the risk of finding antibiotic-resistant bacteria in an individual, even in those who haven’t been consuming antibiotics? Low and his colleagues hypothesize that more crowded living conditions, and increased physical contact between people in crowded neighborhoods, could be a factor. They note that this theory is supported by the fact that patients with fluoroquinolone-resistant E coli lived in higher-density neighborhoods than those with fluoroquinolone-susceptible E coli and those with sterile urine cultures.Low explained that more crowded conditions could lead to more opportunities for cross-transmission of resistant bacteria in the gut. “This may occur when a person consumes antibiotics that kill the sensitive bacteria in the gut, allowing [the] resistant bacteria to multiply and spread, also among the people living close,” he said.This kind of transmission through close contact, the study notes, has been observed between mothers colonized with fluoroquinolone-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and children in the same household.Another possibility is that antibiotics that aren’t completely digested are being excreted and “transmitted into the environment in a number of ways, increasing the bacterial resistance problem,” Low said.Environmental transmission of resistance is an area that health officials and researchers are examining more closerly. A 2017 report from the United Nations Environment Programme suggested that up to 80% of antibiotics consumed by people are excreted un-metabolized through urine and feces into sewage systems, and because most treatment plants aren’t designed to fully remove antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals from wastewater, drug residues end up being released into surface water. In addition, studies have found that even trace amounts of antibiotics in streams and rivers that receive wastewater can select for clinically important resistance genes.Although more research is needed to confirm the findings, Low said the study further highlights the need for patients and clinicians to avoid unnecessary antibiotic use.”Antimicrobial resistance is a public health issue that is not limited to antimicrobial use in the individual patient, [which] reinforces the need for responsible use,” he said.See also:Mar 4 Lancet Infect Dis abstractlast_img read more

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MoJ fails to answer parliamentary questions about external legal spending

first_imgThe Ministry of Justice has declined to give full answers to a string of parliamentary questions on its spending on external services. Pete Wishart, Scottish National Party MP for Perth and Perthshire North, asked how much the MoJ had spent on external legal advice since it was created in May 2007. Justice minister Michael Wills said that the MoJ spent £4.06m, but this figure did not include fees for advice on the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) because identifying these fees would involve examining ‘numerous locally held records’ at ‘disproportionate’ cost. In its report in early November, the Public Accounts Committee lambasted NOMS over C-NOMIS, the ‘shambolic’ offender management IT project. NOMS is unable to say in detail what £161m of the £513m project costs were spent on. The MoJ was also asked how much it had spent on special advisers and press officers in 2008/09. Wills said that it was not possible to disaggregate this cost from the total cost of providing office facilities to the MoJ. The MoJ also declined to reveal how much it and its predecessors have paid to outsourcing company Capita since 1997. Wills said that data on the monetary value of outstanding contracts is not held centrally and gathering the information would be disproportionately expensive. Wills said the MoJ will make more procurement data available once it has implemented a new procurement system in 2010.last_img read more

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The politics of the PFI

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Young freight forwarder of the year winner announced

first_imgRegional winners were Canadian Claudia Ramirez for the Americas; South African Rion Henning for Africa/Middle East; and Singaporean, Ng Kah Yong for Asia/Pacific.The award offers the winners a chance to undertake practical and academic training, including a week based at award sponsor TT Club’s regional centres in London, Hong Kong or New Jersey; to attend the Insight into Transport Law and Insurance course in London; and a week-long course at an IATA training centre.”We hope that the international winners, who come to us for training, will return to their employers with a greater understanding of the nature of risk in the supply chain – and, the importance of managing it effectively,” said Andrew Kemp, general manager of TT Club.”We would very much like to make the award a challenge that appeals to a greater number of individual candidates and that allows those candidates the ability to call on their own day-to-day experiences – whether they work for a small customs agent or a multi-national multi-functional operator.”This year’s candidates were set the challenging task of transporting two pieces of equipment for an experimental power station: firstly, a 100-tonne crankshaft, by sea and then by road, and secondly, a 45-tonne alternator which due to time constraints had to be moved by airfreight.last_img read more

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‘Native’ Silicon Valley firm heads to London

first_imgA leading US technology and life sciences firm with clients including Google, Facebook and LinkedIn has expanded into Europe with today’s opening of a London office.Cooley announced what it claims to be ‘one of the largest ever US law firm arrivals’.Chief executive officer Joe Conroy (pictured) said: ‘From our San Francisco and Silicon Valley roots, we have grown to 850 lawyers, solving complex business and litigation issues for the world’s most dynamic companies.’The new office will be led by Justin Stock, former head of Morrison & Foerster’s London corporate practice.As a US liaison partner, Ryan Naftulin, vice-chair of the firm’s business department and partner in charge of its Washington DC office, will focus on office integration and building ‘opportunistic growth’.Cooley, which had a 2013 revenue of £445m, has 850 lawyers across 12 offices in the US, China and now Europe.last_img read more

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Miss Guyana ready to take on the World

first_imgMiss Guyana ready to take on the WorldNuriyyih Gerrard, Miss World Guyana 2016, is currently competing in the preliminary phase at the 66th Miss World Pageant, slated for Sunday, December 18 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington DC. Gerrard, is a 24-year-old psychology student and Ambassador of Guyana’s rural Patora-Siparuni, Region 8. She is among 120 other ladies from around the world competing in the pageant that is being held for only the second time in the United States. The first event held on United States soil was in Atlanta, Georgia in 1991. Gerrard will bring with her the beauty with a purpose campaign which instills values such as live without stigma from her “One Act Foundation” that consists of a group of talented young professionals who uses technology to bring awareness to mental health disorders and illness. They are now focused on implementing a successful mental wellness and awareness campaign in collaboration with Ministry of Health and other related NGO’s in Guyana. So far, Gerrard has competed in the talent competition among other queens, but did not place in this category. However, the talented young woman will vie in the Fashion Fitness, and other Beauty with a Purpose, to boost her scores. Franchise holder, Natasha Blu Martindale said, “I would urge all potential beauties to follow the journey and start preparing even before they apply to compete in any pageant. Representing Guyana is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”last_img read more

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Reggae Boyz for South Korea friendly

first_imgJamaica’s Reggae Boyz will play their first match of 2018 at the end of this month when they face South Korea in a friendly international in Turkey. President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Mike Ricketts says the reason for having the game in Turkey is to expose the local players to Turkish clubs with a view to securing trials and contracts with those teams. The January 31 fixture will play a part in preparation for Jamaica for the inaugural CONCACAF League of Nations tournament which begins in September. This would be the fourth time that Jamaica and South Korea will be meeting as previously Jamaica has lost twice and drawn once against the Red Devils.The last time both teams played each-other was in 2015, where Jamaica lost 3-0. South Korea will be participating in the 2018 FIFA World Cup as they are in Group ‘F’ with Germany, Sweden and Mexico. Their best finish in a World Cup was 4th in 2002. President Ricketts is also hoping to secure a friendly match on the next FIFA date in March.last_img read more

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Derelict Factory On Fire Twice In A Week – Dumfries

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInFire and Rescue crews tackle two fires in 3 days at the old derelict Factory on Edinburgh Road in Dumfries this week. At 6.25pm hours on Sunday, April 23rd the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to reports of a small fire at  a derelict building on Edinburgh Road in Dumfries. Two appliances attended and crews extinguished the fire using a high-power hose.At 7.42pm hours on Tuesday, April 25th the SFRS was alerted to reports of another small fire at the same location. Two appliances attended and crews extinguished the fire using a high-power hose.On both occasions there were no casualties and firefighters ensured the area was made safe before leaving the scene.Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Dumfries and Galloway area manager Hamish McGhie said: “We are always concerned about the possibility of anyone accessing any empty premises. We have found from experience that unoccupied buildings can be targeted by malicious fire-raising. In such cases, we will always take a preventative approach by working with the owners and other local partners to secure such sites and raise awareness of the risks.We also seek to educate young people about the dangers of setting fires, both for themselves and other members of the public. Such activity is not only reckless and dangerous but can divert SFRS resources away from genuine emergencies. However, through robust and flexible strategic planning, our crews are always ready to respond to any incident to keep our communities safe.”Image courtesy of Police Scotland.last_img read more

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