The latest version of “if it’s too good to be true, it probably is,” comes to us from Look Cycle. Stating that the sale of counterfeit 695 and 695 Lite frames recently came to their attention, Look is warning against purchase of Chinese copies. Closely resembling the Look 695, the bikes are not actually made by Look and will not be covered for defects, quality issues, or frame failures. Look stresses that since there is no control over the quality of the frames, the counterfeits post a safety threat to the rider.After a quick search online, the frames in question are fairly easy to find and include a large amount of information copied directly from the Look catalog. Look recommends purchasing their bikes only through authorized dealers and distributors and asks for anyone with uncertainty towards the validity of a frame to email Look at email@example.com.
Waitress Star Shoshana Bean on ‘Summoning Jenna’ on Stage, Returning to Broadway After Wicked & More
Shoshana Bean Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 26:41Loaded: 0.00%00:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently behind liveLIVERemaining Time -26:41 1xPlayback RateChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedEnglishAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is either unavailable or not supported in this browser Error Code: MEDIA_ERR_SRC_NOT_SUPPORTED Technical details : The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported. While Bean is currently belting out “She Used to Be Mine” eight times a week, she’s making room in her busy schedule to sing with composers Jason Robert Brown and Stephen Sondheim at an upcoming benefit concert. “I’ll do anything for Jason [Robert Brown]. If he said, ‘Come on your night off and just sing through my catalogue in my living room,’ I would do that,” Bean said. “The way Jason’s words feel in my voice just doesn’t happen often. I love the moments where we get to be on stage singing and playing together.”Bean is set to be at the diner through July 7, and she already has us looking forward to winter: “Me and Cynthia Erivo are doing something again,” she said. “Make sure you don’t schedule or buy tickets to anything else for December 16 in New York City. You’re not going to want to miss this.”Catch Shoshana Bean in Waitress through July 7.Watch the full #LiveAtFive interview below! Session ID: 2021-01-17:2f0c87e34fe963a25e1ac280 Player Element ID: vjs_video_3 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020 It’s been 13 years since Shoshana Bean was last seen defying gravity on Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked, and now she’s showing audiences what baking can do as Jenna Hunterson in Waitress. Bean has spent a majority of the past few years recording and releasing original music and doing solo concerts across the country, but when she had the chance to return to Broadway in the Tony-nominated musical, it was an offer she couldn’t refuse. “When the offer came in, it wasn’t something I had even thought about or expected. It was a very fast decision because it just felt right,” Bean said to Paul Wontorek in a recent interview on Broadway.com’s #LiveAtFive. “It’s been lovely to be received back into the community, it’s like I never left which has been a really strange feeling because I was gone for so long. Everyone has been so lovely and gracious and generous and being back on stage eight times a week is awesome, it’s the same therapy it’s always been. I could go on and on about the gifts that have been received in the past couple of months, I love this show.”As she was getting ready to take the stage, Bean immediately connected to the music and lyrics by Tony-nominated songwriter Sara Bareilles. “Every night I discover or hear something new, it’s not a score that you can easily tire of,” she said. “This has been one of the most joyous theatrical experiences I’ve ever had. Everything fees so human, [Jenna] feels so familiar to me. I always hope when I go out on stage every night and summon Jenna into me. I’m hoping that in some way the audience receives some type of a healing.” Shoshana Bean (Photos: Caitlin McNaney for Broadway.com) Star Files View Comments Waitress
Judges to undergo foreclosure training The Florida Supreme Court recently issued an administrative order adopting recommendations for additional judicial resources and process improvements to work through the state’s backlog of foreclosures more quickly and fairly.In February, a total of 358,000 foreclosure cases remained pending in Florida.“In mortgage foreclosure proceedings, as with all types of cases, courts are obligated to ensure that the rights of parties are protected and the integrity of the judicial process is maintained,” Chief Justice Ricky Polston wrote. “Judges and lawyers also have a professional obligation to conclude litigation as soon as it is reasonably and justly possible.”The court’s recommendations are based on an April report by the Foreclosure Initiative Workgroup of the Trial Court Budget Commission.The initiative requires training for judges, general magistrates, and case managers in order to implement case management procedures with new personnel, technology, performance measures, and reporting requirements.Through the initiative, the state plans to add more than 50 general magistrates to the court system workforce this year.The administrative order requires the chair of the Trial Court Budget Commission select a faculty-trained judge to coordinate with the Office of the State Courts Administrator to develop a training program for each circuit. The court is requiring the training program be implemented by the fall.A core team for each circuit will include at least one circuit civil judge, one case manager, at least one senior judge, and one general magistrate if the circuit plans to use general magistrates to hear foreclosure cases.The new magistrates must attend both phases of the Florida Judicial College within their first year of service, unless they are assigned to hear residential mortgage foreclosure cases only.The Office of the State Courts Administrator is set to develop a condensed version of the college’s general magistrate education program.The court acted in AOSC13-27. August 15, 2013 Regular News Judges to undergo foreclosure training
Ness, Nelson to vie for individual NCAA titles on SaturdayMinnesota will have seven All-Americans this year. Erin Westover, Daily File Photo Gophers’ Senior Sonny Yohn wrestles Michigan’s Max Huntley during Jan. 27 dual at the Sports Pavilion. Drew ClaussenMarch 16, 2012Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintST. LOUIS — Minnesota advanced eight wrestlers beyond day one of the NCAA championships and was sitting in second place.That momentum seemed to halt Friday.Dylan Ness (149 pounds) and Tony Nelson (heavyweight) are the only two Gophers still vying for a national title at their respective weight classes. Five other Minnesota wrestlers are competing in the loser’s bracket, which is more commonly referred to as the wrestleback bracket.Session III sent five Gophers’ wrestlers to the consolation bracket, including seniors Zach Sanders (125) and Sonny Yohn (197).Ness, Logan Storley (174) and Nelson assured themselves All-American status by advancing past the quarterfinals. The top-eight finishers in each weight class are considered All-Americans.Sanders, Chris Dardanes (133), Kevin Steinhaus (184) and Yohn also locked up All-American status in the wrestleback bracket Friday night.No. 2 seeded Sanders lost to No. 10 seeded Nicholas Megaludis from Penn State, 7-4, to start off the morning for the Gophers. Minnesota lost the next two matches as Nick Dardanes (141) and his brother Chris dropped matches to higher seeded wrestlers.Chris Dardanes bounced back and won in the wrestleback bracket, but Nick lost his next match and was eliminated one win shy of becoming an All-American.After the three losses to start the day the Gophers found themselves on the right side of an upset when No. 7 Ness (149) knocked off No. 2 Jamal Parks from Oklahoma State, 3-2. Ness rode Parks in the third period to pick up an extra point for riding time and get the victory.Ness had previously lost twice to Parks this season. Parks was undefeated on the year until Ness beat him Friday.Ness rode that momentum and knocked off Pittsburgh’s Tyler Nauman 8-5.Ness’ win wasn’t the only excitement for Minnesota on Friday, as Storley, a true freshman, used a last-second takedown to fuel his 3-1 win in the quarterfinals over Ethen Lofthouse of Iowa. Fourth-seeded Storley’s tournament run ended in the semifinals when he faced undefeated Ed Ruth from Penn State and lost 17-1. Storley will wrestle in the wrestleback bracket Saturday and can finish third at his weight with two victories.Although Minnesota’s top three weights have come up big for it all season, Nelson was the only one of the trio to avoid elimination entering Saturday.Nelson wrestled his most dominating match of the tournament and pinned No. 10 seeded Michael McMullan from Northwestern. Through his first three matches, Nelson hadn’t surrendered a point to his any of his opponents.Steinhaus lost a heartbreaking match to Cornell’s No. 4 Steve Bosak 1-0. The fifth-seeded sophomore had a late takedown attempt but ran out of time to get the points. Yohn also lost to higher-seeded Christopher Honeycutt of Edinboro.Saturday’s lineupNelson and Ness will seek their respective championships Saturday evening. Title matches begin at 6:30 and are ordered by weight class.The mat will be raised on a stage at the center of the Scottrade Center floor for the title matches.Ness will go against Penn State’s Frank Molinaro and Nelson will go against Lehigh’s Zachery Rey. Molinaro is undefeated and the No. 1 seed, Rey is the defending champion at heavyweight.Sanders, Chris Dardanes, Storley, Steinhaus and Yohn will all battle for the opportunity to wrestle for third place in their respective weight classes tomorrow.Team standingsMinnesota remains in second in team points after Friday. The Gophers trail Penn State 124-101. With only two wrestlers remaining, Minnesota is realistically eliminated from a team title, it holds a comfortable lead over rival Iowa (currently third with 87.5 points).
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Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionAmericans must stand up to bulliesAfter seeing overwhelming evidence that our current president committed a crime, one that even loyal Republicans don’t dispute, these same Republicans are looking for ways to say there’s nothing there.It’s as if the bully in the schoolyard stole their collective lunch money — that is their oath of office, loyalty to the Constitution and duty to country — and they don’t know how to get it back.My suggestion is do what we tell our children to do: “Stand up to the bully.” Bullies are cowards and rely on not being challenged.They use scare tactics and threats and in the end they tum tail and run.Sometimes they enlist an older kid for support, or they hurl verbal attacks or tweets. That’s their cover and how they get their way.My experience from playground to adulthood, if you give in, the behavior worsens, the stakes get higher. If you stand up, there’s a good chance the bully will back down.Having grown up during the Cold War, I’ve seen this played out on the world stage. Russia (USSR) was often the bully. But we as a country recognized the threat and stood up for ourselves and our allies.We have a president who seems to be conflicted in his loyalties. He’d prefer to side with the global bully rather than challenge him for whatever reason.It’s up to us, citizens of this democracy, to stand up to the bully and encourage our lawmakers, both Republicans and Democrats, to do the same.Barbara J. StowellCentral BridgeWhy bother to clear snow off sidewalks?On the complaint of homeowners not clearing their sidewalks, I live in the Mont Pleasant area, and people do not use the sidewalks in good weather.They walk in the middle of the street in July when there is no snow on sidewalks. Walkers take their time strolling in middle of the streets holding up traffic.I wonder if they know what the cement strip on the side of the road is for.The best is when parent(s) stroll their babies in carriages in the middle of the street. Are you kidding me? What are these parents thinking strolling along in the street with baby carriages? Don’t they care about their babies? That should be child abuse, since everything is child abuse these days.As for not clearing sidewalks: Why would I bother, since people do not use the sidewalks?Where are my neighbors? No one offered even to help those who can’t shovel. I’d rather they slip on the city streets that aren’t plowed.Albert ZangerSchenectadyClear all city streets right up to the curbThe Daily Gazette’s Dec. 3 article titled, “City begins towing illegally-parked vehicles” was truly one of the funniest pieces of written comedy I’ve had the occasion to read in a good, long while. The article quoted the city of Schenectady’s “Priority Street Plowing” program, with a paragraph stating, “Vehicles may return only after the ‘entire length of the street has been cleared of snow back to the curb.’”What a hoot. I haven’t seen a curb after a snowfall in over 20 years, except where the homeowners themselves clear the street. The snow is usually more than two feet from the curb.One glaring exception is on Chrisler Avenue at the intersection of Altamont Avenue, if you happen to want to make a right-turn onto Altamont toward the railroad bridge, you have to do it from the center lane; the right hand lane is mostly a fantasy.And to harken back to a letter I wrote last winter, yes, the plows are still going too fast on Guilderland Avenue and burying the recently cleared sidewalks, so why should we even bother shoveling?Growing up in Schenectady, I remember the huge snowblowers attached to trucks and how they really cleaned the streets.I know that parts got scarce, the machines deteriorated and were never replaced, and that clearing the streets to the curbs in residential neighborhoods just doesn’t happen anymore. All the street should be cleared to the curbs, or don’t even bring it up.Kurt C. SiegelSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Make a game plan for voting. Do it now.Foss: Schenectady Clergy Against Hate brings people togetherEDITORIAL: No more extensions on vehicle inspectionsFoss: Schenectady homeless assistance program Street Soldiers dealing with surge in needEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census
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Tetra Technologies has appointed Matthew J. Sanderson as senior vice president. Sanderson will report to Joseph Elkhoury, senior vice president and chief operating officer of the company.Prior to joining Tetra, Sanderson most recently served as regional vice president – U.S. West at Schlumberger.He started his career at Schlumberger in 1997 and held various managerial roles, including vice president Production Services. He earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada and a Master’s of Science in Oil & Gas Industry Management from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.“We are excited to have someone with Matthew’s background join our leadership team,” said Stuart M. Brightman, Tetra’s president and chief executive officer. “We believe Tetra will benefit greatly from Matthew’s energy industry experience as we seek to continue to grow our product and service offerings in domestic and international markets. He is a strong and knowledgeable leader, committed to operational excellence, and his customer-centric approach to operations will be a key factor to our continuing drive to improve profitability and increase shareholder returns.”
LiuGong’s 922F excavator will be launched in North America at the showThe 922F excavator will be launched in North America at Conexpo – it features integrated technology, intelligence and environmental protection.The 22 ton class excavator has the latest electronically controlled hydraulic systems, consisting of a main pump with large displacement, low-speed, high-torque engine and main electro-hydraulic proportional control valve.Improved hydraulic flow distribution, greater operator control and more precise operator placement of bucket or attachment are said to lead to improved quality of performance and operational efficiency.The auto engine shut down and integrated work modes are said to help owners with higher productivity and improved fuel economy.A global launch will come in the form of Dressta’s TD-16N dozer. It is said to offer best in class visibility, improved safety, and performance.Visibility is one of the core design aspects for the new TD-16N, offering an unparalleled view around the cab, blade, ripper and tracks. LiuGong will be showing a range of equipment on its stand with highlights said to be the F series excavators and the new Dressta dozer.
Blavo & Co was burgled less than a month after its director and staff were informed that the Legal Aid Agency had commenced an official investigation into the legal aid firm’s mental health claims, the High Court has heard. The burglary was mentioned on the second day of a hearing into the Lord Chancellor’s bid to seek £22m from John Blavo, director of the firm, which was shut down by the Solicitors Regulation Authority three years ago. The Legal Aid Agency says the money was paid out under its legal aid contract for mental health cases. Blavo & Co was notified on 10 August 2015 that the agency had commenced an investigation. Cross-examining Mark Stewart, a senior investigator at the Legal Aid Agency’s counter fraud team, Robert Bourne, representing John Blavo, said a burglary took place at the firm’s offices on 29 August 2015. ‘You have no reason to suggest or do not suggest that the burglary did not take place. I do not know if you went to the premises after the burglary, did you?’ Bourne asked. ‘No,’ Stewart replied.Rachel Sleeman, representing the lord chancellor, referred to a document signed by Stewart and Fred Blavo, who was a practice manager at the firm, in which the firm was asked if any documents have been lost, destroyed or damaged after being sent to storage. Sleeman quoted the answer to the court: ‘It does happen occasionally but is not a common occurrence. It is not a problem because we scan many documents. Not every fee-earner does it but we’re working on it.’Karen Early, an operations manager for HM Courts & Tribunals Service, was questioned about HMCTS’s database, known as ‘Martha’. Early told the court that she could not remember the proportion of mental health applications that were received on paper and electronically. Details requested on an application would include name, date of birth, the section under which the mental health patient was detained and other information. ‘On many occasions we do not get everything we request,’ Early said.Early said the system has changed over the years. ‘I cannot say specifically what happened in 2012/13… At one point the solicitor’s name may have been inputted on Martha after we received the decision of the mental health tribunal judge.”Is it the case that Martha is always 100% accurate?’ Bourne asked. ‘I cannot say it’s 100% accurate. What system is?’ Early replied. Tamsin Fendley, a commercial manager at HM Treasury, told the court that part of a file review process ‘is that you need to provide files’. Bourne flagged up an email written by Fendley containing her views of the firm at the time. In the email, Fendley described the firm as ‘progressive and savvy’. However, she raised concerns about administrative staff numbers and said the firm was ‘subject to extra scrutiny from other firms’. Fendley told the court: ‘I would not say that [Blavo & Co] were unpopular. Other firms who had mental health contracts had questions over their number of matter starts in comparison to other firms.’ Asked by Bourne if there was a degree of competition in the market, Fendley said: ‘Matter starts is money. [Blavo & Co] did have a significantly large number of matter starts than other firms.’Fendley also said in her email that Blavo & Co was ‘very positive and professional in dealing with the Legal Aid Agency’ and ‘want to be a leading player in the legal aid market’. She said the firm’s advice was of a ‘very high standard’ and that the firm was ‘prepared to go the extra mile’ to help clients.Bourne’s cross-examination of Fendley revealed that the government – prior to the LAA’s visit to Blavo & Co’s offices on 10 August 2015 – wanted to recoup £1.8m from the firm following a review. John Blavo, in a three-page letter dated 12 June 2015, said the recoupment would ‘likely bankrupt the firm’ and leave thousands of clients without representation.’Did you believe that sort of level of recoupment was likely to have that effect on the firm?’ Bourne asked. ‘It could be reasonable to think that. At the end of the day, my job is to protect the public purse from being misspent,’ Fendley said.The court heard that Blavo & Co delivered 976 files to the Legal Aid Agency on 18 August 2015. Asked if the boxes looked like they had been in kept in storage, Fendley said the files were ‘dirty’, had cobwebs and there were no labels on the outside of the boxes. Kevin Giles, who worked at the Legal Aid Agency at the time, was asked whether the agency’s request to provide 1,000 files a week was reasonable. Giles said ‘there may be difficulty in providing all of those files but I think it would not be unreasonable to expect the vast majority to be located within seven days’.Towards the end of the second day, Mr Justice Pepperall raised the issue ‘not just of contract compliance’ but the SRA, telling counsel ‘whether or not it’s something you want to address in due course, the extent to which a law firm obviously has to comply with its own professional code of conduct’.He said: ‘My own understanding of the SRA in recent years, [it has] moved to a more outcomes-based rather than prescriptive approach. But whether there is guidance as to a law firm should be able to, for the purposes of proper management of its own practice, to be able to lay its hands on files. That may be something you address it in due course.’ Pepperall told the court he simply wanted to make an observation as it was ‘something going through my mind’.The hearing continues.