Taipei Show: Wireless Dropper Post Closer to Production, Plus Road Buzz Absorbing Stem and…

first_imgAre electronics the future of dropper posts? TranzX certainly thinks so. As one of the most production looking electronic dropper posts we’ve seen, the TranzX JD-YSp06 was looking good on display, but according to TranzX, it’s still not quite there. The hold up seems to be what all dropper post manufacturers are grappling with when it comes to ditching the cable – where to stash the battery. TranzX solved the problem by stashing it under the saddle but they mention the battery will likely be 30-50% smaller for production. Depending on the size of the battery, and the weight of the mechanism, electronic dropper posts could make a big impact on the dropper market – let’s just hope that all manufacturers can improve durability before tackling electronics.More, plus TranzX’s innovative Antishock road stem and seatpost, next! Also on the menu for TranzX is an expansion of their Antishock line to include a new seatpost in addition to the current stem. Both parts use an elastomer material that is sandwiched by two pieces of metal with a pivot connecting the structure. This allows the elastomer to compress giving -2º of movement for the stem, and 4º of movement for the seatpost. On the stem, the movement is only in the negative direction, so moving down and returning to 0, or the stem’s -6º stock angle.There were less details surrounding the seatpost, but we’re led to believe the 4º of motion is both front and back. Currently, the stem is available for sale and the seatpost is undergoing testing in 31.6mm diameter only. Once the design is approved, they will open up other sizes for the post. Built on an RF 2.4 ghz wireless system, the dropper is controlled through the wireless remote which can be mounted on either side of the bar. Both the post and the remote will be charged through a Micro USB cable, but no word on battery life or charge time. TranzX is hoping for delivery by the end of the year for both aftermarket and OEM sales.The electronic dropper post will join a full line of TranzX droppers that are both remotes and lever actuated.last_img read more

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EspressoLuv launches e-commerce coffee shop

first_imgVermont Business Magazine EspressoLuv, LLC (www.espressoluv.com(link is external)), a small-batch coffee roaster based in South Burlington, Vermont, today announced its new e-commerce website for ordering freshly roasted coffees. Customers can visit the website and choose from a variety of globally sourced single origin, signature blends, and limited edition coffees from the Americas, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. Coffee can be purchased by the bag or through a monthly subscription plan. The coffee is roasted in small batches in Vermont and shipped within 48 hours of roasting. Additionally, EspressoLuv has teamed up with Coffee Quality Laboratory, in Richmond, VT, to provide unbiased, scientific physical and sensorial evaluations of coffee to ensure EspressoLuv’s is providing, high-quality coffee products to its customers. Charles Giacobbe and Bill Burnett, EspressoLuv, LLC“We monitor and grade green coffee samples for EspressoLuv to help ensure the highest quality of coffee bean to create a perfectly balanced blend,” said Charles Giacobbe of Coffee Quality Laboratory. He continued, “We evaluated all the green coffees for its components, attributes, and physical conditions. Then we work on a roast that best compliments that coffees to bring out its sweetness and acidity.” “I started EspressoLuv with a quest to roast some of the world’s finest coffee beans,” stated Bill Burnett the founder and Roastmaster at EspressoLuv.  He continued, “It was with this knowledge I was able to offer our customers a wide variety of some of the world’s finest sourced beans from farmers who have exceptional practices and produce the highest quality coffee.” EspressoLuv, LLC is a small batch coffee roaster and e-commerce retailer headquartered in South Burlington, Vermont, United States. It is considered a major player in third wave coffee delivering farm to cup. The company focuses on single-origin and signature blended coffee. If you are interested in learning more about EspressoLuv, please visit: www.espressoluv.com(link is external)Source: SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT – May 22, 2018 – EspressoLuv, LLClast_img read more

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Mount Snow begins snowmaking

first_imgMount Snow Resort,Mount Snow courtesy photo of snow guns blasting the slopes at the Wilmington resort. Snowmaking began Wednesday night.Vermont Business Magazine Mother Nature has turned up the cold and Mount Snow in Windham County has turned on the jets and started making snow this week. Update from Mount Snow on Thursday October 18: “We turned on the most powerful snowmaking system in the Northeast and started making snow last night around 9 pm and with that winter has returned to the Green Mountains of Vermont. As you might remember, we just finished a $30M upgrade to our snowmaking system at the start of last season, which doubled our capacity to make snow and increased our water storage six-fold, and once again it’s paying off BIG!””Right now we are making snow on 4 trails, utilizing 133 snowguns, and pumping roughly 5,000 gpm of water. This includes making snow top-to-bottom on two of our trails. The plan is to run as long as we have the temps and then hit it hard again next week once it cools back off.”Opening date: TBA as of right now. We’d rather wait and open with several great trails and good conditions, rather than rush to have one trail just in the name of being crowed ‘the first’.”RELATED STORY: Flurry of cautious optimism surrounds ski season for Wilmington and Dover Source: Mt Snow 10.18.2018last_img read more

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Renewable energy powers expansion of Nike European distribution centre

first_imgIn Ham, Belgium, Nike has opened a new distribution centre powered entirely by renewable energy. According to the company, this is ‘the latest milestone in Nike’s move to zero carbon and zero waste to help protect the future of sport.’“Our new Court Distribution Center represents Nike’s continued investment in a fast and flexible supply chain to deliver the full range of our product to consumers when they want it, where they want it,” said Eric Sprunk, Nike Chief Operating Officer.“This state-of-the-art facility will increase our responsiveness as we accelerate our digital growth and better serve millions of consumers across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.”The new facility, called the Court, expands Nike’s logistics capabilities to meet growing consumer demand while ‘advancing sustainability at scale’. The Court is 1.5 million square feet and operates completely from wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric and biomass power.Compared to a traditional warehouse, the Court’s rack-supported structure required less steel and concrete, minimizing waste and reducing material used in the construction process.The distribution centre expands Nike’s European Logistics Campus, which opened in 1994 and today is comprised of six distribution facilities across Ham, Laakdal, Meerhout and Herentals. Nike adds that the Court builds upon a tradition of 25 years of service and commitment to sustainability, adding a logistics system designed for continuous improvement.New capabilities such as single-order consolidation and faster digital shipments make it possible for the facility to ship a single order as efficiently as an order of 10,000.Key features of the European Logistics Campus include:The use of 100% renewable energy, sourcing energy from five locally generated sources: wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric and biomass.In addition to railways and highways, surrounding infrastructure includes a network of canals, enabling 99% of inbound containers to reach the local container park by water. This eliminates some 14,000 truck journeys each year, reducing associated carbon emissions.More than 95% of waste generated on-site is recycled. (As an example, pathways used by employees around the facility are made from recycled footwear material.)www.nike.com Relatedlast_img read more

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Young lawyers pro bono program supports temporary caregivers

first_imgYoung lawyers pro bono program supports temporary caregivers November 1, 2016 Regular News Young lawyers pro bono program supports temporary caregivers Law firms and other legal employers should support efforts to encourage new Bar members to provide pro bono services, according to the president of the Bar’s Young Lawyers Division, which is promoting a program to provide legal help for temporary caregivers. Katherine Hurst Miller also recently reported to the Bar Board of Governors that the YLD is finishing up work that will lead to its Practicing With Professionalism program being available online. Miller said the YLD Board of Governors is working on a pro bono program to help lawyers provide assistance to temporary caregivers who have to make health care and education decisions for children. “Pro bono is difficult for young lawyers. There is pressure from the firm on billable hours. If they are in a smaller firm or starting their own firm there are constraints on time; you’re not making money on it,” she said, adding it’s important for lawyers to get in the habit of doing pro bono early in their careers. “Our project for October pro bono month will be with The Florida Bar Foundation and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association. It’s called Youth on Solid Ground. This is devoted to the legal paperwork necessary for temporary caregivers to make housing, schooling, health-care type decisions. “If you’re staying with grandma because your parents are incarcerated, who has the right to sign off on. . . on paperwork that needs to be completed?” she said. “So we have a two-hour fully online CLE that you can watch and register with your local pro bono. . . services.” Miller said the YLD has finished filming segments necessary to place its Practicing With Professionalism program, which all new Bar members must attend, online. She said editing and other work should be done and the program available sometime in the spring. On other matters, she said the YLD’s Lawyers Advising Lawyers program will have its own website, which could go up in January, and she said the board would get a preview at its December meeting.last_img read more

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January 15, 2017 On the Move

first_imgJanuary 15, 2017 On the Move January 15, 2017 On the Move On the Move Halley M. Stephens has opened Stephens Law, LLC, in Tallahassee. She will continue her practice of medical and professional malpractice defense in addition to specializing in family law, health-care law, and personal injury. Steven W. Marcus has joined Frank, Weinberg & Black in Plantation focusing on civil and commercial litigation, including disputes relating to contract, real estate, finance, probate, and intellectual property. Jessica Gavrich Espiritu has joined Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman in Winter Park focusing on business litigation, corporate law, commercial transactions, and creditors’ rights. Richard West has rebranded West Family Law Group and has relocated the firm to 7009 Dr. Phillips Boulevard, Suite 130, in Orlando. Errin E. Camner has joined Golden Law in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate focusing on commercial litigation and tax matters. David M. Greene has joined Ball Janik in Orlando as a senior associate focusing on complex civil litigation, construction defect, contract disputes, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death. Lewis Brisbois has opened a new office in Miami, led by partner Todd Ehrenreich. Ehrenreich’s civil litigation practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury, professional negligence, product liability, architectural and engineering liability, and premises liability. Nikeisha Pryor has joined Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate.last_img read more

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Irgens completes Chandler Airport Center project

first_imgIrgens – Phoenix finished development of its Ascend at Chandler Airport Center building, located at the northwest corner of South Cooper and East Germann roads in Chandler.The 81,712-square-foot flex/office building is expandable to 162,000 square-feet with addition of a second level.The building is located within the Chandler Airport Center, a multi-building corporate business park situated just off the SanTan Loop 202 at the Cooper Road interchange. When fully built out, the park will feature nearly 400,000 square feet of the Valley’s most innovative workspace.“Irgens developed this project on a speculative basis, understanding the increasing demand for flexible, contemporary office space in the East Valley,” said Jason Meszaros, vice president/market manager for Irgens. “The property is ideal for technology-focused users who are seeking innovative space in an amenity-rich environment. This project was designed and developed to accommodate the needs and desires of the new economy businesses.”Ascend at Chandler Airport Center features flexible parking solutions ranging from 5:1000 to 8:1000 square-feet. The property can accommodate grade level and dock-high loading, or be fitted for pure office use.The building has accessibility to significant power and telecommunications. Additionally, tenants will benefit from prominent exterior building signage. Chandler Airport Center is situated near Chandler Municipal Airport, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Chandler Fashion Square and a variety of other hotel, hospital, medical center and retail amenities.Its location on the SanTan 202 Freeway appeals to prospective tenants because it provides access to nearly 1.8 million employees within a 30-minute commute.Ascend at Chandler Airport Center was developed by Irgens. Balmer Architectural Group served as architect for the project and construction was handled by Chasse Building Team. In addition to this building, other sites within the park are available for build-to-suit projects.Irgens continues to actively seek strategic acquisition and development opportunities to add to its growing portfolio of commercial and medical properties in the greater Phoenix metropolitan market.last_img read more

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Is the Immediate Playback of Events Changing Children’s Memories?

first_imgWhen I saw my mother’s finger hovering over “play” on her phone, my daughter leaning over her shoulder, I stopped her: “You know what … let’s just let her enjoy the moment.” It turns out that my hesitancy has a genuine scientific basis. Daniel Schacter, a psychology professor at Harvard whose books include “The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers,” told me, “We know from research that reactivating an experience after it occurs can have large effects on subsequent memory for that experience, and depending on what elements of an experience are reactivated, can even change the original memory.” Many studies have been done on how a person taking a photograph reinforces or reshapes their memory, but what about our children — the subject of our constant documentation? Does seeing themselves in the third person change or even falsify their memories? Instead of remembering the experience of singing up there on the stage looking out at the audience from her own eyes, my daughter’s memory becomes entangled with the videographer’s perspective from the audience looking up at the stage. The night of the elementary school talent show, we came home to celebrate with ice cream when my mother took out her iPhone to show a video she’d taken of my 10-year-old daughter’s performance. My daughter had played Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” on the piano by ear and sang along. Despite her nerves, she got out there in the middle of the stage in a new dress with scattered sequins and sang her best, bowing to an audience of clapping parents before she walked off stage — an expression of relief and pride on her face. I wanted to keep her experience sacred for at least a little bit longer. I wanted to keep it her experience. Elizabeth Loftus, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, who studies memory, explained: “Experiencing gives you a ‘first’ person perspective. You see others while you act. Watching gives you a ‘third’ person perspective. You learn something about how others see you. I’d say this would ‘add’ to the memory … which in a sense is a kind of reshaping.” Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media > I’ve seen the way my daughter’s facial expression changes, her eyes squint slightly, and her neck pulls her head back just a little when she watches videos of herself. I knew that in my daughter’s mind she’d felt like a rock star up there, and that seeing the video might surprise her and change the way she remembered the experience. It’s not that her performance wasn’t good — just that it might be slightly different on video than the way she experienced it, the way we all feel when we hear ourselves on a recording and say “Wait — that’s what I sound like?” last_img read more

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Well-Known Engine Builder Joins Apex Customs Team

first_imgApex Customs, a full-service automotive customization shop dedicated to offering a one-stop solution for car enthusiasts to design and build the car of their dreams, announced that Nathan Bates is joining its team. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementBates, a lifelong racing enthusiast, began his career and mechanical education in his teens.  With more than 25 years of experience, he has successfully engineered, built and tuned world record-setting race cars. Bates has served as a specialist in short block, cylinder head and supercharger for both NHRA and IHRA race teams, most recently a car chief for an NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car team. As a teacher, Bates has traveled internationally to coach drag racing and tuning techniques in the United Arab Emirates. In addition, he has engineered, developed and built cars with global notoriety in the performance and aftermarket automotive industry. Bates worked directly with world-renowned companies such as Mustang Dynometers and HP Tuners and is currently working with new tuning software company, Syked, to develop innovative tuning software tailored specifically to Dodge, Chevrolet and Ford. Passionate about ensuring every step of the car customization process is reflective of the high standards car enthusiasts expect, Apex Customs says it is committed to combining every aspect of car customization under one roof. The company notes that the addition of Bates brings it one step closer to realizing that dream.  Advertisement“While we’ve offered bolt-on performance services over the last couple of years, the capability to perform full engine building and tuning services have been at the top of our priority list,” said Elliot Hutchens, co-founder at Apex Customs. “Engine performance is at the top of our customer’s priority list. However, we’re very selective in who we bring into our team because we want our clients to receive the best service possible when entrusting their vehicles to us. We’re excited Nathan shares our vision; he is the perfect man to help us expand into a full-service speed shop alongside our existing offerings.”To compliment Bates’s capabilities, Apex Customs recently purchased one of the biggest, fastest and most powerful dynamometer available on the market. Its new MD-1750 dyno is capable of measuring up to 3,500 horsepower with a maximum speed of 250 mph.last_img read more

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Ballard and Van Hool receive largest order ever for H2 buses

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