While we’re anxiously awaiting the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in February, the Japanese iteration begins this Friday and will feature this handsome entry from shipbuilder Sueshiro Sano.The bike features wood seat, post, handlebar/stem and frame…oh, and wheels…all handmade by Sano.Check out the full story on Cyclelicio.us.Ã‚Â Sure beats these “handmade” wood bikes.
Vermont Business Magazine Governor Peter Shumlin has ordered flags statewide to fly at half-staff in honor of former Vermont Chief Justice Fred Allen, who passed away this weekend. The Governor has ordered flags lowered tomorrow at sunrise through Friday at sunset. The Governor issued the following statement.“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Chief Justice Fred Allen. Since being appointed to the Court by Governor Snelling in 1984, Chief Allen served the State of Vermont with distinction. He provided firm leadership, critical stability, and a fresh perspective to our Supreme Court over his twelve years of service. ‘Fred,’ as his colleagues knew him, was known both for his strong work ethic and his deep sense of collegiality. He will be remembered as one of Vermont’s most respected jurists, outstanding trial lawyers, and as an accomplished Burlington son. My thoughts are with his family, friends, and former colleagues.” Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) said in a statement: “Marcelle and I were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Vermont Supreme Court Chief Justice Fred Allen. Fred was a World War II veteran, a noted trial lawyer and a guiding force on Vermont’s highest court for 12 years. He dedicated his life to public service and to our Green Mountain State and its people, and he leaves behind an enduring legacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with Karen and their two sons.”Middlebury College posted the following story (www.middlebury.edu(link is external)):Middlebury Mourns the Passing of Frederic AllenApril 12, 2016 MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Frederic W. Allen of Shelburne, Vt., the former chief justice of the Vermont Supreme Court who served on the Middlebury Board of Trustees from 1988 to 1998, passed away on April 9, 2016, at the age of 89.The official portrait of Frederic Allen hangs in the Vermont Supreme Court building in Montpelier.A respected jurist, attorney, trustee, husband, father, and World War II veteran, “Fred” Allen received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Middlebury College at the 2003 Commencement.“In your 12 years as chief justice,” the honorary degree citation stated, “you restored the prestige of the Supreme Court among both public and bar in Vermont. Under your leadership the Court [ruled] that the quality of a public school student’s education should not depend on the property wealth of his or her town.”With Allen as chief justice the court also determined that the Vermont state constitution could be used to provide protection for individual liberties even if the U.S. Supreme Court read the federal constitution in a more restricted way.Born in Burlington in 1926, Allen earned a bachelor’s degree from Miami University (Ohio) and a degree in law from Boston University. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946, and entered the practice of law in Burlington in 1951.As a Middlebury College trustee, he served on the conference and educational affairs committees, chaired the honorary degree committee, and from 1992-1993 chaired a special committee that revised the by-laws of the College.William H. Kieffer III, a Middlebury trustee emeritus and member of the Class of 1964, served as a trustee with Allen. “Fred was perceptive, engaging, a source of legal guidance for the board and the administration, and he remained a legal resource for us for many years,” Kieffer said. “He also served as a resource as we planned and celebrated the Bicentennial of the College in 2000, especially as we celebrated the relationship between the college and the State of Vermont.”Another trustee emeritus Nancy Furlong ’75 said Allen “was a lifelong Vermonter and as such was very unassuming. He was a prestigious attorney and chief justice of the Vermont Supreme Court, but never took himself too seriously. His quiet way, quick wit, and self-deprecating humor was legendary. And he was greatly admired in the legal community for his sound and compassionate judgment.”A member of the American, Vermont, and Chittenden County Bar Associations, Allen served as an alderman for the City of Burlington and as a trustee of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington and the Bennett C. Douglass School for students with special needs. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Vermont Law School. Justice Allen is survived by his wife, Karen McAndrew Esq.; children Kathryn, Martha, Zachariah ’03, and Spencer; three granddaughters; and six great grandchildren. There will be a reception in memory of Frederic Allen on Friday, April 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at All Souls Interfaith Gathering, 291 Bostwick Farms Road in Shelburne.
Photo via Power Life Yoga KC Facebook.A yoga studio with five current locations between Des Moines and Kansas City will open a new location in Prairie Village this coming spring.Corinth Square owner First Washington Realty announced today that it had entered a lease agreement with Power Life Yoga to occupy a suite in the northwest building of the shopping center that houses Hattie’s Coffee, Rose Nails, and other businesses. One of the suites in that building was recently vacated by a hearing aide center that moved to Overland Park.Power Life’s current Kansas City studio is at 4800 Main Street. The company was founded by Des Moines natives Steph and Adam Geneser, high school sweethearts who decided to start their own yoga studio after leaving corporate careers in Denver.“We work relentlessly to offer a high-quality yoga experience that is easily accessible and accepting of all, and creates relationships that expand out of the studio and into the community,” said Steph Geneser in a release announcing the deal. “Prairie Village is exactly the type of community that shares our values of family, community and hard work. We are thrilled to help enrich lives through our new studio.”Power Life offers a number of class types, including beginner’s yoga, heated yoga, yoga with weights and barre classes. The studio will feature full locker rooms and a small boutique with clothing.The tentative move in date will be after the renovations of the building are completed in spring 2016.
Happy Christmas Eve, dearest northeast Johnson Countians!Prairie Village’s claim on the Christmas Capital of Kansas City may have taken a hit in recent years with the departure of Tim Dorr’s choreographed lights display to Olathe and the end of Mike Babick’s wild house decorations, but the city’s original Christmas decorations attraction is still going strong.A tradition since 1958, the residents of Outlook Lane off 79th Street have turned their normally quiet cul-de-sac into a Christmas wonderland every holiday season for nearly 60 years. Here’s a look at some of the unique holiday decorations on display:
Steveson has dominant start to college careerThe freshman is 8-0 so far and ranked second in the nation as a heavyweight.Elle MoulinFreshman Gable Steveson at 197 competes during the match against South Dakota State on Sunday, Nov. 25 at Maturi Pavilion. Paul HodowanicNovember 29, 2018Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintGable Steveson isn’t your average freshman wrestler — unless winning four high school state titles and three world titles is considered average.The Apple Valley, Minnesota native has transitioned seamlessly into collegiate wrestling, with an overall record of 8-0 to start the season. He is 2-0 against ranked opponents, including a win against No. 3 overall Derek White. He also won the Daktronics Open earlier this season.Head coach Brandon Eggum isn’t surprised by Steveson’s hot start and said his competitive nature is what stands out among the rest.“He competes at an extremely high level. He understands wrestling; his wrestling IQ, his mat sense out there when he is competing is off the charts,” Eggum said. “He’s wrestling against some of the biggest guys in the country, in any sport, these guys are monsters. He’s just an 18-year-old young man, and he’s really dominating at the Division-I level.”Steveson comes from a family of fellow wrestlers. His father, Robert, wrestled and his brother Bobby wrestles at the 197-pound weight class for the Gophers and was part of the reason Gable Steveson decided to stay home and wrestle at Minnesota.“I thought it was the right fit for me because being at home, my family is here and my brother is here also,” Gable Steveson said. “You can go to a lot of places in the country that have real good teams and just be another person on the team, but here you stand out to everyone.”Gable Steveson is not afraid of lofty expectations, something he has dealt with since he was born. His mother named him Gable, after Dan Gable, a two-time NCAA national wrestling champion and Olympic gold medalist.Eggum has already declared Steveson the starter in the heavyweight division and has high praise of Gable Steveson’s advanced ability. “The way he is competing out there, how relaxed and confident he is, I don’t think I’ve seen anybody, that I’ve ever coached, that has the swag that he does when he’s out there,” Eggum said. “He’s one of a kind.”The freshman began the year ranked fifth in his weight class, but has moved up to second following the undefeated start.However, Gable Steveson will see no shortage of tough competition in the Big Ten, the conference Eggum called, “the toughest conference in the country.” Along with Steveson, three other Big Ten wrestlers are ranked in the top five of the heavyweight division, including No. 1 Sam Stoll of Iowa.“I set [my expectations] high, so I want to be an undefeated national champion,” Gable Steveson said.NotesMinnesota defeated South Dakota State in its last match Nov. 25, defeating the Jackrabbits 35-6. The win brought the team record to 2-1 on the year.The Gophers will travel to Las Vegas for the two-day Cliff Keen Invitational Nov. 30-Dec. 1. The team will take on top teams in the Big Ten including Ohio State and Michigan. The team will not be at full strength with two wrestlers out due to injury.Mitch McKee is out. He is receiving a small knee scope procedure that will sideline him until after Christmas. Steve Bleise, who wrestled against Oklahoma State with a broken hand, had surgery on Nov. 19 and a time table for his return has not been set.
Gophers start off strong, secure bounce-back win against VermontMinnesota had a great offensive performance, finishing with four double-digit scorers.Nur B. AdamGuard Sara Scalia drives towards the hoop at Williams Arena on Sunday, Nov. 10. The Gophers defeated Vermont 90-58. Brendan O’BrienNovember 11, 2019Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintAfter losing to Missouri State five days ago, Minnesota women’s basketball improved in several areas on the court Sunday to beat the Vermont Catamounts 90-58 at Williams Arena. In the first contest of the season, points were tough to come by in the first quarter as the Gophers scored only 13 points. Head coach Lindsay Whalen said after the loss that her team needed a better start to their next game. The Gophers responded well on Sunday, scoring 27 points in the first quarter against the Catamounts. Through three quarters of play on Sunday, Minnesota scored 63 points after only scoring 69 in Tuesday’s game.“I thought we came out with that tenacity right off the bat,” Whalen said. “Tonight right from the beginning we came out with that effort and energy. All in all, we were locked in on the game from the start.”Freshman guard Jasmine Powell came off the bench to provide a spark for the Gophers, leading the team with 19 points and four assists. After the game, Powell said the team did a better job of not rushing shots and playing within the flow of the game.“Powell was terrific off the bench,” Whalen said. “She was poised, four assists, no turnovers, obviously the 19 points. When we have that spark and that punch, one: it’s fun to watch and two: it makes us a really tough team.”Everything seemed to be working for the Gophers offensively. When Powell was not scoring, it was redshirt junior guard Gadiva Hubbard, junior forward Destiny Pitts or senior forward Taiye Bello hitting shots. Minnesota finished with four players who had double-digits in points. In her second game back from a foot injury, Hubbard felt more comfortable in the game and helped extend the Gophers’ early lead. Ten of Hubbard’s 12 points came in the second quarter and she also added five rebounds.“During that first game, I can say that I was nervous being that it was my first game back,” Hubbard said. “But I think this game, I became a little more comfortable with what I was doing and I think that showed in the first half. But I am trying to get completely back to how I used to play.Pitts continued her success from behind the 3-point line, as she connected on three of her six 3-point attempts. Pitts finished with 16 points, five rebounds and three assists. Bello contributed with 14 points of her own and led all players with 10 rebounds. The Gophers also cleaned up their somewhat sloppy play from Tuesday, turning the ball over only five times against Vermont compared to 19 times against Missouri State. In their two games thus far, Minnesota has won the turnover battle 41-24.MinnesotA is now 1-1 in the season as the Gophers continue their six-game stretch at home against non-conference opponents. This week, Minnesota hosts Milwaukee on Thursday at 12:00 p.m. and Arizona State on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR reported the following transactions on May 22:SALE1845 Investments, LLC purchased a 2,200 square foot building at 1841 and 1845 S. Craycroft Rd. in Tucson from Quik-Mart Stores, Inc. for $300,000. Paul Hooker, Industrial Specialist with Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, represented the buyer and Aaron LaPrise, Retail Specialist with Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, represented the seller in this transactionRevere Investments, LLC purchased a 2,076 square foot office building at 6079 E. Grant Rd. in Tucson for $282,000 from Kaneen Property, LLC. Tom Nieman, Office Specialist with Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, represented the seller in this transaction.Vicente Sanchez-Martinez and Marita Gomez-Sanchez purchased a 1,491 square foot building at 1545 N. Stone Ave. in Tucson from Empire Tax Fund III, LLC for $110,000. Jeff Zellet, Commercial Specialist with Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, represented the seller in this transaction.LEASEAirtronics, Inc. leased 8,853 square feet at 1828 S. Research Loop in Tucson from Tucson Industrial Real Estate Company, LLC. Stephen D. Cohen and Russell W. Hall, SIOR, GSCS, Industrial Specialists with Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, represented the landlord, Tucson Industrial Real Estate Company, LLC, and the tenant in this transaction.Vivere Arizona Reproductive Institute, LLC expanded and renewed their lease for 8,120 square feet at 1775 E. Skyline Dr. in Tucson from Lynnbo, LLC. Rick Kleiner, MBA, Office Specialist with Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR handled this transaction.Diversified Distribution, LLC, dba Independent Courier AZ, leased 4,506 square feet at 4201 S. Santa Rita Ave., Suite 105 in Tucson from the Ronald W. Brown Trust. Pat Welchert, SIOR and Jeff Zellet with Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, represented the landlord and Kevin Volk with Volk Company, represented the tenant in this transaction.Solstys Environmental, LLC leased 1,255 square feet at 3100 N. Stone Ave., Suite 214 in Tucson from 3100, LLC. Jeff Zellet, Commercial Specialist with Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, represented the landlord and Nicholas K. Montgomery Pafford with Keller Williams Southern Arizona, represented the tenant in this transaction.Open Form, LLC leased 950 square feet at 622 N. Country Club Rd., Suite D in Tucson from Siegmund Properties, LLC. Jeff Zellet and Isaac Figueroa, with Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, represented the landlord in this transaction.
Oct 15, 2020 On Caribbean Statistics Day, PM Mitchell Hails Unwavering… (SKNIS): Staff from the Department of Statistics in St. Kitts and Nevis used Caribbean Statistics Day (CSD), observed on October 15 under the theme: “Building Resilience of the Caribbean Community”, to engage in a one-day retreat aimed at increasing efficiency and enhancing the working environment. “The idea is to promote the use of statistics and heighten the interest of public on the use of statistics. So as a department, we decided to use the day to kind of do some stock-taking, some reflection on our processes, how we are doing things, how we can improve on what we are doing, and some self-reflection, as well as build team work, techniques and professionalism in the workplace,” said Gaile Gray-Phillip, Senior Director of Statistics in the Ministry of Sustainable Development. She added that the time will also be used to reflect on the objectives of the department. May 4, 2020 You may be interested in… In St. Kitts and Nevis, Commonwealth SG talks of helping SIDS build climate resilienceBASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, MAY 2ND, 2018 (PRESS SEC) – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, met with Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC today, Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018, at Government Headquarters. The Prime Minister’s discussion with the Commonwealth Secretary-General was informed by their shared values and…May 2, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”St. Kitts and Nevis hosts successful OAS Model AssemblyOfficials at the Organization of American States (OAS) have thanked the government of St. Kitts and Nevis and several private entities for the close partnership that resulted in a successful 33rd Model OAS General Assembly for Universities of the Hemisphere. Yadira Soto, Senior Advisor to the OAS Assistant Secretary General…March 27, 2015In “Belize”EPA to benefit Departments of Statistics, Bureau of StandardsBasseterre, St. Kitts – The Launch of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)/CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) Standby Facility for Capacity Building Projects, held on Thursday morning at the Ocean Terrace Inn, has been described as a momentous occasion by the Minister of International Trade, Commerce and Consumers Affairs, the Honourable…February 29, 2016In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Special Topic Statistical Bulletin – COVID-19 Issue… Oct 12, 2020 “We are going to be looking at our vision as a department, the mission, our goal, and different strategies that we need to use to accomplish this vision and some lay performance indicators. So hopefully at the end of the day, we will have a draft of that to present to our permanent secretary in the Ministry of Sustainable Development,” she said, describing the draft of the vision as a life-long dream of the department. Mrs. Gray-Phillip noted that an important initiative of the department is the launch of its website, which will be used to share information with the general public. This she said will be launched in the next few weeks. The observance of CSD by National Statistics Offices and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat was agreed to by the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians (SCCS) at its 33rd Meeting in Barbados in October 2008, where it was agreed that CSD would be commemorated annually on October 15. According to CARICOM, the rationale for the observance of CSD is to highlight statistics and its crucial role across a wide spectrum of activities from daily decision-making faced by individuals, businesses, students, to planning, policy-making and analysis and research activities of governments, academia and other uses. Expectations are that the observance of CSD would garner a greater profile for statistics across CARICOM. Caribbean Statistics Day was first observed in October 2009. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 14, 2020 Tracking COVID-19 Pandemic in CARICOM Pandemic highlights importance of statistics – CARICOM…
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – Jeremy Denton has been promoted to director of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association Management Services Group (MEMA MSG). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “I am pleased to announce Jeremy’s new role within MEMA MSG,” said Brent Hazelett, MEMA vice president of operations. “I know that Jeremy will continue his excellent track record of superior service to our members.” In his expanded role, Denton’s responsibilities will include oversight of the Filter Manufacturers Council (FMC), the Motor Vehicle Lighting Council (MVLC) and the Transportation Safety Equipment Institute (TSEI). His duties will also incorporate membership recruitment and development of programs and services for MSG. Denton previously served MEMA as the executive director of the Filter Manufacturers Council (FMC) and also worked closely with the Motor Vehicle Lighting Council (MVLC). He will continue to assist with client services for all MEMA product-line councils and independent associations managed through MSG. Before joining MEMA, Denton worked for PCIA as the director of industry affairs. He holds an M.A. degree in public policy from The George Washington University and a B.A. degree in political science from the University of Arkansas. For more information about MEMA, go to: http://www.mema.org
Hats off to all of you! The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos wishes to thank all those who helped to make our recent Breakfast with Santa successful. Special thanks go to Del Norte Credit Union for their continued generous support of this event. To the hundreds of attendees who came to see Santa and to donate food to LA Cares and money for the Foster Children program, thank you for reminding us that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Los Alamos. Good weather and spirits brought out an enthusiastic crowd. The Los Alamos Flute Choir provided lovely renditions of our favorite Christmas carols. And lastly, without the help of the Key Club, Builders Club, K Kids,and Kiwanians who worked tirelessly throughout the morning, we would not be able to continue holding this event. By ANN HAYESChairpersonKiwanis Breakfast with Santa