Look just sent us some promotional info on their new 566, which is an all-new road bike for 2009. Ã‚Â We covered it visually in our Interbike coverage of Look’s booth, but here are some of the tech details. Ã‚Â The bike is designed with a thin flat top tube and seat stays for a responsive but comfortable ride. Ã‚Â Oddly enough, one of my friend’s shops in Florida just picked up Look and has this bike on display. Ã‚Â The overall impression is that the bike will be laterally stiff (it’s hard to bend the wide tubes sideways), but vertically compliant to soak up the bumpy, hurty stuff.Read “more” for pics and tech specs… X Design ChainstaysThe X Design stays were created to have lateral stiffness as well as responsiveness and vertical compliance for the comfort. The flattened tube was designed to create a virtual point of flex in the chain and seat stays. The top has the same flattened design in order to have flex and stiffness concept.New Compact GeometryA taller head tube than the LOOK standard geometry and a slightly shorter sloping top tube. The result – an ideal position for the cyclists allowing them to ride in comfort and thus riding longer and faster.Ultra Light Carbon FrameLOOK’s twenty plus years of carbon technology allows them to produce a feather weight frame that is light without compromising the overall rigidity and ride performance.Red/Black Color OptionThe frame is available in a Red/Black option as well as the White/Black.566 Comfort Carbon ForkThe 100% carbon single-piece fork weighs 350 g uncut and meets the new Standard EN 14781 safety test requirement.The shape of the fork is designed to increase comfort and the stability on the bike. The fork also utilizes the LOOK pantented integrated conical carbon crown (45Ã‚Â° bearing angle).
SFCC News: Dwell-2 by Amy Parrish. Courtesy/SFCC The Santa Fe Visual Arts Gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday on the campus at 6401 Richards Avenue. For more information about the gallery, contact SFCC’s Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel at [email protected] or 505.428.1501. Rebecca Bradshaw’s work includes mixed media, sculpture, book arts and printmaking. ‘3 Spools Plus One’ by Patricia-Pearce. Courtesy/SFCC Pearce’s work includes mixed media, sculpture, book arts and printmaking. Anne Laser’s artwork incorporates mixed media and printmaking. Laser frequently uses tea bags as a sculptural media. Amy Parrish works in mixed media and sculpture. Julie Nocent Vigil, who works in mixed media, creates her own paper through a Korean technique using mulberry paper that is soaked and stretched to create beautiful openings within the media. Little-House by Rebecca-Bradshaw. Courtesy/SFCC The five artists join together on a monthly basis to hold space for each other as a creative collective here in Santa Fe. In that space, they invent, express, expand, critique and develop each other’s creative process. “These are all talented artists who’ve exhibited their work before,” she said. This is the college’s first installation show.“The five artists in the show address the mysteries of dwelling in connection with sculpture, printmaking, altered book, photography and textile,” said Patricia Pearce, director of SFCC’s Center for Book Art and Printmaking.The other four women are all artists who have taken Pearce’s printmaking, book arts or creative expression classes in the past. SANTA FE ― Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery presents the exhibition, DWELL, which opens 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 26. “We’ve been meeting monthly for about two years,” Pearce said. “When we get together our creative spirit rises and has an amazing effect on us and our work.” Meridian-Passage by Julie Nocent Vigil. Courtesy/SFCC Mellow by Ann-Laser. Courtesy/SFCC
On behalf the Nelson Mandela family, we take this opportunity to extend our sincere gratitude to the religious community for the thoughts and prayers extended to our family through prayer and meditationIndeed our burden of pain and sorrow is daily being lessened by the outpouring of national and international grief for our father and elder. We have always been mindful that we share Tata with rest of South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world.Our mothers, Graca Machel and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela are cognisant of the love, support, care, prayers and meditation extended to the family in the different form and manner during this hour of need.Both our mothers, Graca Machel and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela nonetheless express their conviction that Nelson Mandela, like a flower will continue to blossom forever in all your heartsThe family of our departed dear father, is comforted in the knowledge that the world so deeply shares our sense of loss for one of Africa’s greatest sons. We are melancholy but we do not despair. Instead, we are filled with hope.Part of us is indeed gone forever, but he has left us enduring lessons and examples of what must be continued, what must be intensified, what must be ended and what must still be strived for. Though he answered to the name father, husband, granddad, son and a statesman, we all understood that ultimately Tata remains an inspiration not only to us but the rest of humanity.We who were privileged and honoured to share part of his being, a profound mix of sadness, pride and gratitude is the strongest emotion we share as a family.That we were blessed to be associated with this great icon, and to have a role in perpetuating his legacy which he gifted humanity, is the most precious birth-right which he has bestowed on us all.As we lift our eyes to the dawn of a new era without a family elder at our sides, we hope you will join us with all the passion, fervour, prayer and support with which you help us mourn his passing and to keep his dream alive.Keep Nelson Mandela’s dream alive. Let us pledge to keep Mandela’s dream alive, in the way in which we honour the humanity in each other; in the way in which we solve our most difficult problems; and in the way in which we raise up the poor, the downtrodden; and the marginalised. In this regard, we enter into a solemn covenant with you the people of our country, Africa and citizens of the world that we will be true to the values and ideals which Tata stood for and was prepared to pay the supreme prize.As a family we have no option except to be bound by these values. Let the word go here from hence that we dare not fail! And we know and know too well that you the people of the world will not fail Madiba.May we also use this opportunity to inform the South African public that our king, The King of the Thembu Nation, Zwelibanzi Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo and his delegation is visiting the family today, Sunday 7 December 2013 to comfort and counsel, and to apprise himself of the funeral and burial arrangements.Thank you.BY Lieutenant General (retired) Temba Templeton Matanzima(Official Spokesperson of the Mandela Family)
App.net cofounders Bryan Berg and Dalton CaldwellIf you haven’t heard much about App.net lately, there’s a reason: The developer-friendly alternative to Twitter and Facebook hasn’t had anyone working there full-time since May.Now its founder and CEO, Dalton Caldwell, has taken a new job as a partner at Y Combinator, the startup factory that produced Reddit, Airbnb, Dropbox, and Stripe, among other fast-growing tech companies.In May, Caldwell announced that App.net, a Twitter-like platform for information distribution which sought to operate through user subscriptions rather than advertising, would no longer have any employees, himself included.Instead, it’s been running through the use of contractors, with Caldwell and cofounder Bryan Berg “responsible for operations.” Since May, Berg has remained active on Alpha, a messaging service built on top of App.net. Caldwell, by contrast, went silent after the May announcement, and only recently returned to post about his new job at Y Combinator. (Caldwell told an Alpha user that he “needed a break.”)“I don’t think it means less of an involvement than what I anticipated when I wrote that post in May,” Caldwell told ReadWrite in an email. “Now that I have my full-time job figured out I think I will be able to have a better sense of how to balance my time across projects.”In a reply to an App.net user who asked about his continuing role at App.net, Caldwell also noted that Y Combinator was “the sort of gig where it’s OK/encouraged to work on projects that interest me alongside my full-time job.”App.net hackers at a company-sponsored hackathon in 2013.More than ever, this means that App.net’s fate is in the hands of developers building on top of it. Like Caldwell, who wrote about turning down a large offer to sell his company to Facebook, they are independent-minded sorts.While App.net offered them that independence, and freedom from the sometimes arbitrary changes Twitter and Facebook have made to their platforms, Caldwell’s salvo at the social giants has not delivered on other things a software builder might want, like a large set of consumers they can reach with their wares.It’s not clear, for example, how Backer, App.net’s service for raising funds to build software features, will deliver on its promise that App.net staff “will help out developers” with marketing and advice, given that App.net no longer has any staff.“At this point the main focus is on keeping the service running well, and trying to let things organically happen,” Caldwell told us. “For instance, will Backer start getting used more or less? Will new interesting tools or products that use the API be released?”Caldwell said he and Berg want to “let things settle down some more before deciding which direction to take.” Perhaps, at Y Combinator, Caldwell can spark someone else’s dream to build a successor to App.net—one that can thrive as an independent force and a counterbalance to the dominant social platforms that hem in developers.Photo of Bryan Berg and Dalton Caldwell and App.net hackathon by Jon Mitchell for ReadWrite Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Related Posts owen thomas Tags:#App.net#Dalton Caldwell#Messaging Services#platforms#social networks 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees?
New Delhi, Apr 2 (PTI) Delhi Sports Journalist Association (DSJA) today elected new office-bearers at its Annual General Meeting, here. S Kannan of Mail Today is the new president while Rajendra Sajwan of Punjab Kesri is the new Secretary. Amanpreet Singh from Press Trust of India (PTI) was elected Treasurer. There are two Vice Presidents — Vipin Kumar Bahuguna (Aaj Samaj) and Sabi Hussain Naqvi (Tribune) and one joint secretary Ajai Kumar Masand (Hindustan Times). All the office bearers were elected unopposed for a three-year term. A six-member Executive Committee was also formed. The members are: Rajesh Rai (UNI-Varta), Tridib Baparnash (IANS), Hemant Rastogi (Amar Ujala), Sourabh Kumar Gupta (Hindustan), Jayant K Singh (IANS Hindi) and Yogesh Sharma (Dainik Jagran). Elections were conducted by returning officer Fazal Imam Mallick. PTI AT KHS AT
Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be looking to halt MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and their winning run in the Indian Premier League 2018, when the two sides meet at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday.Chennai will be flying high on confidence after having won four of their five games and most of their batsmen have fired on more than one occassion, guiding CSK home.With the likes of in-form Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo and the skipper himself, CSK has the ability to put a massive total on board or chase any challenging target.In the bowling department, young Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur have been impressive with each bagging six wickets from five and four games respectively.While Chahar has an economy rate of 7.60, Thakur has been a bit expensive with 9.50 runs per over.Also, all-rounder Watson has six wickets to his name with an economy of under eight.Leg-spinner Imran Tahir, medium-pacer Dwayne Bravo and leggie Karn Sharma have also came with breakthroughs for CSK at crucial times.On the other hand, RCB, led by Virat Kohli are placed six in the points-table with just a couple of wins from five games.Despite having stars like AB De Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Quinton de Kock and Brendon McCullum, Bangalore’s batting has been inconsistent, except for Kohli.The RCB skipper has accumulated 231 runs from five games, averaging 57.75.If De Villiers, who blasted an unbeaten 90 off 39 balls in RCB’s last game against Delhi Daredevils, repeats the show, life would be difficult for Chennai.advertisementBangalore however, has failed to find the perfect opening partnerships, which could be a major cause of concern.In the bowling department, the spin duo of Yuzuvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar, who have bagged five and four wickets respectively, will again be eager to put a better show as CSK have struggled against spin this season.All-rounder Chris Woakes has been outstanding so far, picking up 8 wickets, while pacer Umesh Yadav also been equally good with eight wickets.Overall, an exciting contest will be on cards when the two sides resume their intense rivalry after two years at the batting-friendly Chinnaswamy wicket.Teams:Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (Captain), Quinton de Kock(WK), Brendon McCullum, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Manan Vohra, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Siraj, Corey Anderson, Parthiv Patel, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, Tim Southee.Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain/WK), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, K.M. Asif, Kanishk Seth, Lungi Ngidi, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, N Jagadeesan.(With inpust from IANS)