PAPD Chief Tim Duriso, along with a number of officers and ID technicians, were at the scene Wednesday afternoon and yellow crime scene tape marked off a section of the roadway leading to Walmart.Bystanders parked and gathered across from the scene in the shopping strip nearby, periodically asking officers for updates. Arriving officers to the scene located a male, who was deceased.Guedry said the victim “sustained injuries during an altercation that investigators believe led to his death.”An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death, and police said the identity of the victim will not be released until next-of-kin is notified. A 33-year-old woman is in custody, charged with murder after a man was found dead Wednesday afternoon in Port Arthur.Port Arthur Police Department Det. Sadie Guedry said Lachrisha Abshire was taken into custody a short time after police responded to the scene.Port Arthur Dispatch first received a report of an unresponsive person in a wooded area in the 5000 block of Twin City Highway at approximately 12:54 p.m. Wednesday. Jefferson County Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Marc DeRouen was also on scene, presumably to pronounce the person deceased.Several people who described themselves as homeless were heard saying they knew “who killed him.”
Kogel Bearings is known for high quality ceramic bearings for wheels, derailleur pulleys, and bottom brackets. They recently introduced an expansion of their bottom bracket line, with a full suite of SRAM DUB-compatible options. All of the new choices are designed to fit any crank and frame without adapters and carry a “2-year, very-few-questions-asked warranty”.Kogel Bearings DUB Ceramic Bottom BracketsWe don’t know if it was planned or not, but Kogel announced these bottom brackets on the same day as SRAM’s introduction of the new 12-speed AXS road components. If you’re not familiar with the SRAM DUB standard, it’s designed to be a backwards-compatible, frame-friendly design that combines the benefits of a large-diameter aluminum spindle with the bearing durability of 24mm steel spindle setups.Here are the Cliff’s Notes: the 30mm spindles used on BB30, PF30, and similar standards are so large that the bearings and seals must be downsized in BB certain applications – due to constraints of the outer bearing race diameter. DUB solves this by reducing the spindle size to 28.99mm, giving a bit more breathing room for larger ball bearings and better seals. While originally introduced as a mountain-specific standard, it has now officially expanded into road and gravel.Kogel already offered the four mountain bike DUB standards, but just added the road-focused Italian threaded, 386EVO, BSA, and BBRight. That brings the full compatibility list to the following:PF30BB30English threaded (BSA, BSC, ISO)Italian threadedBB86BB92BBRightBB386EVOAll of the Kogel DUB-compatible ceramic bottom brackets have two seal options – standard “Road” and a heavier-duty “Cross” version. Regardless of the option you pick, they retail for $200 and are available now at the link below.Kogel.cc
In hindsight, we should’ve seen these coming…Ritchey introduced their full Wet White cockpit recently, but one had to contend with hideous black or carbon headset spacers.Ã‚Â What was one to do?They’re $41.95 for a set of 10 and are available in either 5mm or 10mm heights.Ã‚Â Now, if someone would just make some high-end white cranks or figure out a way to magically anodize in white, they’d be rich!
When ENVE originally developed their M-Series wheels, they sought to design each wheelset around both where they would be ridden and the bikes they would be on. This included considerations for appropriate suspension and tire size, recognizing an opportunity to pair rims to popular tires on the market for the best ride quality. Tire manufacturers have since responded to riders’ desires for larger volumes with a variety of fatter, purpose-specific tires from 2.3in to 2.5in widths (look for more to come over the next few months).ENVE has responded by adding two new rims to the M-Series line to best sync with this product, the 27.5 High Volume (HV) M60 and H70. They are wider than the existing M-Series product and designed specifically with newer higher-volume tires in mind with better functionality but without a significant weight penalty over their narrower counterparts… To dial in the HV rims, ENVE engineers evaluated both ENVE and competitor rims against popular large volume tires either already available or coming soon to the market at several pressures. They measured tire width across casings and tread to observe tire shape across rim widths in order to evaluate the intended tire profile. They also evaluated rims against several tire volumes at two pressures to understand the spectrum of sidewall stiffness in each scenario for optimal performance. Then they test rode these combinations to understand the shape and stiffness factors in action. What they found was that no, wider is not necessarily better in every case. An M70 HV rim will not perform as well as the narrower M70 rim without high volume tires. There is a right tire for the rim for the application.The High Volume rims are similar to the existing design, sharing the hookless bead, tubeless compatibility, and shallow, compliant profile. These rims, however, have gotten even shallower, which engineers estimate reduce pinch flats up to 10% due to increased rim compliance. The new, wider HV rim profiles are claimed to be less than 20g heavier than the originals.On the road front, ENVE has added a climbing-purposed 700c tubular wheelset to their SES series. The SES 2.2 wheelset was developed like other wheels of the series in conjunction with British aerodynamics expert Simon Smart. The team worked to optimize the rim profile within the context of bicycle frames and using speed sweeps to ensure predictable performance in gusty conditions. Unlike the rest of the SES family, it is unique in that it was aerodynamically optimized to be matched with 25c tires for lower rolling resistance.Due to rim depth, the front and rear rims are the same profile (other sets in the series feature wider, shorter front rim profiles with narrower, deeper rear profiles to best interact with the frame).These wheels also stand out within the SES line in that they feature an innovative in-mold brake track to improve stopping power over long descents. It features a nail file texture and is used in conjunction with new and improved brake pads. Combined, ENVE claims the braketrack has better longevity than its current style in-mold track, functions dramatically better in wet conditions, and requires 30% less force at the brake lever to use.The new wheelset was tested successfully under Team MTN-Qhubeka at the Criterium du Dalphine and the Tour of California. Race fans can look forward to seeing it in action in the mountain stages of the Tour de France.Wheel fans can look forward to all three wheelsets being available in August, 2015.Enve.com
Related IRONMAN has announced that Langkawi Island, ‘the Jewel of Kedah’, will continue to host IRONMAN Malaysia in 2017 with the support of Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia. The tropical paradise island will also be the venue of an additional race in 2017: IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi. Both races are scheduled to take place on 11 November 2017.With the introduction of IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi, set to take place on Saturday 11 November 2017, IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya will be discontinued in 2017.“We are truly happy about this announcement as IRONMAN Malaysia has become a staple on the Asian triathlon calendar for the past few years,” said Geoff Meyer, Asia Managing Director for IRONMAN. “We have received strong support from participants and the local community, and are extremely excited to welcome more athletes to such an amazing destination with the addition of IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi.”IRONMAN Malaysia athletes will begin with a 3.8km swim embracing the Pantai Kok white sandy beach and crystal blue waters of the Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark. The two-loop bike course heads to Jalan Teluk Yu on a clockwise loop from the Northwest point of the island around the rolling hills of Datai towards the South eastern part of Langkawi. Passing through several local villages, athletes will enjoy the colourful sights and sounds of the island. At the end of the second loop, athletes will continue along the coastline of Pantai Kok, heading to the Mahsuri International Exhibition Center.The run course will ‘showcase the best Malaysia has to offer’, as athletes run along the scenic ocean front of Cenang Beach. The tropical flat run course brings athletes to the finish line on the beachfront of Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort and Spa at the end of their second lap.IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi will give athletes the opportunity to race on the same course – covering half the distance (1.9km swim, 90km cycle and 21km run).“We are truly excited to host IRONMAN Malaysia once again in one of Malaysia’s hidden gems, Langkawi,” said Tony Nagamaiah, General Manager of Malaysia Major Events. “The annual race has proven to be one of the most successful major events that we have been hosting in Malaysia. By collaborating with IRONMAN again this year, we are confident that this year’s race will be another success.”He continued, “Sports events are steadily contributing to the country’s tourism economy. They boost tourism, domestically and internationally. Hosting well-executed mass participation events, such as IRONMAN Malaysia, attracts international athletes and tourists to Malaysia. Most venues of sports events in Malaysia are located at ideal primary service areas, which offer tourists a complete mix of facilities and experiences, such as excellent hotels, good restaurants, cultural heritage and a variety of shopping areas.“Langkawi offers all, plus magnificent landscapes of pristine beaches and mangrove forests as well as scrumptious local food and happening nightlife for international visitors to take advantage of.”IRONMAN Malaysia 2017 will offer a US$25,000 professional prize purse and 40 age-group qualifying slots for the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi 2017 will be an age group race only – offering 30 qualifying slots for the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.Both IRONMAN Malaysia 2017 and IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi 2017 are part of the 2018 Asia TriClub Qualifier Series. General registration for IRONMAN Malaysia will open on Monday 20 March 2017; and general registration for IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi, will open on Tuesday 18 April 2017.www.ironman.com/malaysiawww.ironman.com/langkawi70.3
Involved planning on legal issues surrounding the Mission Chateau proposal have cost Prairie Village taxpayers nearly $70,000.The financial impact of a year’s worth of unexpected and protracted legal issues is making itself evident in the city of Prairie Village’s coffers.The Prairie Village City Council on Monday approved a transfer of $135,000 from the city’s general contingency fund to cover the amount in legal fees the city has spent in excess of 2013’s budgeted $115,000.Legal issues including the Mission Valley special use permit application, councilor David Morrison’s ethics violation and subsequent ouster, the city’s defense of its ban on openly carried weapons, and the franchise/utility agreement with Google Fiber pushed year-to-date legal expenses to $250,000.The Mission Valley/Mission Chateau issue was far and away the largest legal line item for the city, costing taxpayers $67,443. The open carry issue cost an additional $30,510.Legal work associated with David Morrison’s ethics violation totals $12,642.50.
The D.C. Public Library released a $175 million improvement plan Thursday designed to extend library access to more residents across the city by the end of the current decade.Called Next Libris, the plan will capitalize on the momentum gained during its current renovation plan, which will ultimately see the modernization of 24 of the city’s 26 libraries.That project included major work on the central library, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, located between Metro Center and Gallery Place.While the current improvement project is scheduled to end in 2024, the next project, according to the library’s Master Plan, will run through 2030.The proposal will renew, replace or refresh a number of libraries and aspires to build up to three new ones, depending upon which “tier” of the proposal is funded by the D.C. Council.Some of the District’s less-used libraries will be closed and new ones built to better serve the changing population centers of the city. New library construction would cost about $20 million.The major expense of the proposal is the construction of new buildings, and that possibility is outlined in a section of the Next Libris document called “Grow equitably and smartly.”That section includes three possibilities to address operational issues and service gaps, operational issues only or service gaps only.Three new libraries would be built if the most robust version of the project is approved. The libraries would be in Ward 4, Congress Heights and Eckington/Edgewood.
The Atlantic: The pre-societal, animal model of conflict resolution is simple, brutal, and effective. Leaving aside political gambles, moral considerations, and the like, the strong are more willing to fight for their self-interest, while the weak find it more advantageous not to assert themselves. Extrapolated to a fairly simple conflict of interest — wealth redistribution — do modern humans operate under the same logic?Researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark and UC Santa Barbara collected from several hundred men and women in Argentina, the U.S., and Denmark. They categorized the subjects by socioeconomic class, their upper-body strength, or “fighting ability” (as measured by the “circumference of the flexed bicep of the dominant arm”), and their responses to a questionnaire gauging their support for economic redistribution.Read the whole story: The Atlantic
By Mountain Elementary School PTAKristy Ortega, PresidentRuth Burns, Vice PresidentKaren Morris, SecretaryNatalie Morgan, TreasurerThe Mountain School PTA, teachers, students and staff would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to our generous community members!A large thanks also goes to our amazing Mountain families! Together you have raised an astounding amount of money that will enable the PTA to fund fun things like teacher grants, fun community events, transport for field trips, technology needs and more!This year’s sponsors include :Platinum Sponsor:Kristy Ortega, RE/MAX First Gold Sponsors:Gateway MortgageLA NetKiwanis Club of Los AlamosZia Credit UnionBathtub Row Silver Sponsors: RE/MAX FirstPajarito Brew Pub and GrillLos Alamos Children’s DentistryLos Alamos Schools Credit UnionRio Grande Orthodontics Other Generous Donors:Secret City KitchenRuby K’s Bagel CaféSmith’s MarketplaceFor more information on the Mountain Elementary School PTA visit http://www.mountainpta.org/
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