Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

first_imgRide L’Eroica for an unforgettable experience in Tuscany – Bianchi and Thomson Bike Tours have teamed up to create the most authentic Italian cycling experience, a challenge on a vintage bike recalling the feats of cycling’s past champions. The L’Eroica powered by Bianchi experience from Sept 25 – Oct 2 will see you take on excursions across Tuscany’s Strade Bianche in style and luxury, topped off by a ride in the original vintage event – L’Eroica in Gaiole in Chianti. The first 6 days  of the trip will take in performance rides on the very modern Infinito CV through the Chianti countryside, covering 658km of riding. Then on Sunday riders will swap over to a proper vintage bike for the Eroica gran fondo. you’ll even get a chance to buy a modern vintage Bianchi L’Eroica-certified bike at a discount after the event, handmade in Italy from Columbus steel tubing and painted in traditional Celeste with chrome lugs and fork ends – the only modern bike in the world certified by the Eroica committee to be used in their events. Details, schedule, and pricing at: ThomsonBikeTours.com.Check out plenty more places to ride after the break… Take on the 9th Zillertal Bike Challenge MTB stage race this summer – From June 30 – July 02 join beginners, amateurs, and pros as they battle it out in the 3-day Austrian mountain bike stage race. There will be spectacular Alpine climbs, gravel road traverses, and technical singletrack descending all with panoramic views of the mountains. Then to finish, you’ll arrive onto the Hintertux Glacier at 2700m for a unique end to the weekend of racing. More info and registration at: Zillertal.at. Pre-ride the UCI new Middle East Cycling Tour for Peace finishing in Jerusalem – This pre-event ahead of the inaugural Middle East Cycling Tour for Peace will take riders through Jordan and Israel before the UCI race comes to town. The MECTP will be a 7 day, 600 km multi-country UCI stage race in the Middle East, hoping to attract regional riders. The pre-ride will start in Amman on April 24 and finish in Jerusalem April 27 with a group of riders taking on different parts of the 2018 route. MEPTour.com Saalfelden Leogang is getting ready to welcome riding season in the Alps again – Every European mountain biker should know about biking in Saalfelden Leogang. No matter if you are a lover of flow trails, a DH addict, or someone looking to try out an eMTB or beginners sticking more to the valley, the region has plenty to offer. Opening Weekend is fast approaching at Leogang’s bikepark on May 12-14. Just one of many reasons to get your bike prepared for a new season. Follow along on a 3125km roadtrip across southern Norway this May – Starting in a few weeks German photographers Laura Drosse & Constantin Gerlach will hop in a van to spend 2 weeks cruising around southern Norway to explore the countryside. There’ll be some bikes along the way, but it’ll be just as much about experiencing the change in weather along the way. It’s something we like to keep tabs on, of for no other reason to scope out another place we’d like to ride. Follow along via Instagram.com/onthenorway. Where to rideGo retro in France this June with Anjou Vélo Vintage festival – Anjou Vélo Vintage is a weekend event packed with riding and good times with fellow vintage bike aficionados. Whether you are looking to ride from 30 to 120km on your retro bike there are 5 different routes planned to suit all tastes. A couple of routes are sold out, but there are plenty left to let you explore the paved & gravel roads of the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Natural Regional Park area in western France. Besides riding and geeking out on classic bikes, there are plenty of concerts and swing dancing to be had to keep the evenings filled. Anjou-Velo-Vintage.com ContestLiv’s Trail Squad contest is now live – Just a quick update from a couple of weeks back… everything is running now with the winners to ride away on a new Pique and all the gear to start training, plus Pro athlete advice from the Liv squad to train and improve their riding skills, then finally the opportunity to attend one of the top XC races worldwide all on Liv’s dime. Apply to be a part of the Liv Trail Squad with a 60 second video on Instagram with #HowWeLiv AND #TrailSquad. Share on Facebook and Twitter for bonus points, then email the TrailSquad. More info at Liv-Cycling.comlast_img read more

FDA approves flu vaccines as first doses ship

first_imgJul 30, 2010 (CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it has approved the upcoming season’s influenza vaccines, as four manufacturers announced they are starting to ship their first vaccine lots.Today’s approval announcement applies to six manufacturers that are making seasonal flu vaccines for the US market. This year’s vaccine includes three strains:A/California/7/09 (H1N1)-like virus (pandemic H1N1)A/Perth /16/2009 (H3N2)-like virusB/Brisbane/60/2008-like virusYesterday the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a universal flu vaccination recommendation that applies to nearly everyone except babies younger than 6 months old. Flu vaccine makers have told health officials that they expect to produce a record 170 million doses to protect Americans during the upcoming flu season.The manufacturers supplying inactivated vaccines this year, and their vaccines, are CSL Limited, Afluria; GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Biologicals, Fluarix; ID Biomedical Corp. (a Canadian subsidiary of GSK), FluLaval; Novartis Vaccines, Agriflu and Fluvirin; and Sanofi Pasteur, Fluzone and Fluzone High-Dose. The live vaccine, FluMist, is made by MedImmune Vaccines.Vaccine manufacturers must obtain an FDA release for each lot of the vaccine they produce before they can ship the product to distributors. So far, four companies have received lot releases, according to press releases from the companies.On Jul 21 MedImmune announced that it began shipping vaccine to distributors and that it expects to provide about 15 million doses for the 2010-11 flu season. Yesterday Novartis said it began shipping doses of Fluvirin ahead of schedule and said it plans to supply 40 million doses to the US market.Today GSK announced that the FDA has cleared the way for it to begin distributing the first doses of FluLaval and said it expects to be able to start distributing its Fluarix vaccine within the next several weeks. Between the two vaccines, GSK said it expects to supply more than 30 million doses for the upcoming flu season.Meanwhile, Sanofi today said it has begun shipping the first of 70 million flu vaccine doses that it expects to make for the US market for the upcoming flu season. Sanofi said its first shipment is headed for the CDC’s Vaccines for Children Program, which provides free vaccines to physicians who care for uninsured and underinsured children.A spokeswoman for CSL Biotherapeutics, headquartered in Australia, told CIDRAP News today that the company expects that some doses of Afluria, marketed in the US by Merck, will be available in late August, with the remaining doses available in September and October. She added that CSL expects to distribute up to 12 million doses of the vaccine during the US flu season.In today’s FDA announcement the agency said CSL’s Afluria vaccine will include a labeling change to let healthcare providers know about increased incidence of fever and febrile seizure, seen mainly in children younger than 5, in the Southern Hemisphere early in that region’s flu season. The FDA said CSL Limited will not be supplying the United States with the 0.25-mL prefilled syringe doses that are used in very young children but will be providing 0.5-mL prefilled syringes and 5-mL multidose vials.The FDA said it is requiring CSL to conduct a study of Afluria in children to collect more information about the febrile episodes that occurred in the Southern Hemisphere.In related developments, Australian health officials lifted a ban on seasonal flu vaccines for children under five, though it remains in place for CSL’s flu vaccine, the Australian Associated Press (AAP) reported today. Dr Jim Bishop, Australia’s chief medical officer, said monitoring shows that the fever and febrile seizure side effects in young children appear to be confined to the CSL vaccine, though ongoing investigations have not pinpointed any biological or other basis that might explain the higher side effect rate.In a statement today, CSL said it supported the Australian regulators’ cautious recommendation. Dr Darryl Maher, said, “The unexpectedly high rate of these events has not been seen in previous seasons nor following the use of our H1N1 pandemic vaccine, and our manufacturing processes have not changed.” He added that CSL is working with regulators to explore more investigation possibilities.See also:Jul 30 FDA press releaseJul 21 MedImmune press releaseJul 29 Novartis press releaseJul 30 GSK press releaseJul 30 Sanofi press releaseJul 30 AAP storyJul 30 CSL statementlast_img read more

No beauty contest

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

Omaha residents report seeing murder hornets, expert says not to worry

first_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. OMAHA, NEBRASKA (CNN) Omaha residents report seeing murder hornets, expert says not to worry Recommended Invasive ‘murder hornet’ spotted in US for first time SHARE Published: July 12, 2020 7:30 PM EDT Omaha residents have reported seeing giant bugs in the metro area recently, worried they could be murder hornets — properly known as Asian Giant Hornets. 6 News’ Lileana Pearson looked into it.First, the good news — while huge and buzzing around my ankles, these bugs are not murder hornets.There have been no reports of murder hornets in Nebraska at all.What you are seeing is a cicada killer wasp. These inch to inch-and-a-half wasps live in the ground and spend the day hunting cicadas.They live in holes they dig in the ground and are too busy to bother people, so if you see them around they won’t sting you.What you’re most likely seeing in your yard are the males who are waiting around on the female to come back to the dens.Nebraska Extension Office Entomologist Jody Green says these insects are native to Nebraska and natural to see around.“They are native. They’re pretty widespread. We got them all over the east coast and we have seen more and more of them in the last year, but every time a female leaves a bunch of cicadas underground with eggs they’re pretty much going to come back the following year,” she said. Author: By Lileana Pearson / WOWT Ex-Omaha weatherman accused of targeting health director last_img read more

Eversheds in Singapore merger talks – reports

first_imgInternational firm Eversheds is rumoured to be in merger talks with Singapore-based Harry Elias, according to media reports.Harry Elias specialises in construction, employment, corporate and dispute resolution and has around 56 fee-earners and 20 partners.A tie-up with the firm would increase Evershed’s reach in the state, where it opened an office in 2009, and the Southeast Asia region. A total of eight lawyers are now based in its Singapore office, led by regional managing partner Oommen Mathrew.A spokesperson at Eversheds would not comment on whether it was in merger talks, but said the firm is looking at growing its reach in the region.The spokesperson said: ‘Growth in Asia is a key part of our global strategy and we will continue to look at opportunities with potential partners including firms with whom we have a strong existing relationship. ‘Very often such conversations come to nothing but, because of their very nature, we are unable to confirm whether discussions are taking place let alone discuss detail, and that will remain the case until such time as there is something tangible to report.’last_img read more

Stephen Curry explodes in two-minute madness

first_imgBasketball GOLDEN State surpassed a record set by the Michael Jordan-Scottie Pippen-Horace Grant Chicago Bulls with a 41-point annihilation of Houston in Game 3 of the western conference finals. The Warriors took a 2-1 series lead with a 126-85 victory, their 16th consecutive playoff win at home which bettered the mark of the 1991 Chicago Bulls. Steph Curry’s violently shook off his shooting woes after subpar performances in the first two games in Houston. The two-time MVP was two of 13 from the three-point line entering game three and the slump continued as his missed six of his first seven long-range attempts. But any worries about his health and form disappeared in an 18-point third quarter explosion. Curry finished wiht 35 points on 13/23 shooting, including 5/12 from three. Kevin Durant added 25 points and Draymond Green had 10 points, six assists and 17 rebounds. Houston turned the ball over 11 more times than their hosts and shot under 40 per cent from the field. James Harden led the Rockets with 20 points and nine assists. Curry exploded with 18 points in the third quarter – right at the moment Houston appeared to be making a comeback in the third quarter. The game almost appeared all over as Golden State shot out to a 21-point lead early in the third quarter – only for Houston to cut the margin back to 13 on the back of a 10-2 run. The streak came on the back of two Curry turnovers early in the term. It cut the Warriors’ lead back to 66-53 mid-way through the quarter. Then Curry exploded and dropped 10 points in just over two minutes as Golden State shot back out to a 28-point lead in the blink of an eye. Curry’s outrageous sudden explosion saw him pull out another trademark shimmy celebration after dropping a three-point bomb in James Harden’s face. NBA legend Reggie Miller was losing his mind on a live TV broadcast. “Oh no he didn’t,” Miller said as Curry performed his shimmy. “Steph Curry is putting on a shooting clinic here.” It came after Curry also made a spectacular drive to the bucket through heavy contact and picked up an and-one when he was fouled in the act of shooting. He celebrated by yelling into the fired-up crowd: “This is my f***ing house”. Curry eventually took a seat on the bench late in the quarter having scored 18 of his 27 points in the third quarter.last_img read more

Canadiens announce AHL affiliate (IceCaps) moving to Laval, QC for 2017/18 season.

first_img 0 Link to post 8,685 Share on other sites Posted July 28, 2016 That at least gives you an idea why Toronto and Winnipeg backed out. Share on other sites Share this post Jer15 Followers 0 Link to post 395 posts Posted July 28, 2016 Share on other sites St. John’s can’t catch a break. Maple Leafs, Jets and Canadiens have all moved affiliate teams out of the city over the years. Share on other sites Followers 0 Needschat Link to post 41 Share on other sites Location:Vancouver, BC Canada Share on other sites By Luke_Groundrunner, July 12, 2016 in Sports Logo News Sports Logo News 0 Link to post FGM13 Location:The State Of Hockey Link to post 1,184 Sports Logo News Link to post jp1409 Share this post 209 But I’m not 100% sure it was the city logo. 2001mark Members 3,486 0 1,660 2,305 posts 220 1,242 3,486 I’m not sure a Tetris piece would be a winner these days.   habsfan1 Members Members canadiens Favourite Logos:Undecided…. as so many are awesome! 0 Share on other sites SportsLogos.Net I think this was a known eventuality months ago.  Talking heads suggest the salary cap world makes internal player movement more important- what better way than set up in one’s own backyard. Posted July 29, 2016 Canadiens announce AHL affiliate (IceCaps) moving to Laval, QC for 2017/18 season. Link to post Share this post Location:upstate NY Luke_Groundrunner    (^^FYI a few teams in the above screanshot from HockeyDB search results were erased because the were college teams from the US^^)  You Get Nothing! You Lose! Good Day Sir! Members KittSmith_95 8,685 This topic is now closed to further replies. WSU151 209 Link to post 2001mark 0 Share this post …sorry, @Ice_Cap. Share on other sites nas1787 Laval Voyageurs would be my choice. 0 959 ahl 41 I went with Blizzard, but I don’t mind Titan, Saints, or Rapids.  All Activity St. John’s can’t catch a break. Maple Leafs, Jets and Canadiens have all moved affiliate teams out of the city over the years. Posted July 13, 2016 985 1,242 0 Share this post Luke_Groundrunner The problem is getting to St. John’s. I’ve been once and I live about 20 mins away from Pearson airport. Even then it was hard to get a flight. My buddy from Winnipeg came with me on that trip and he had to fly in the day before and join me on the flight the next day. If I recall Air Canada didn’t even have a flight in the 3 day frame we were looking to get there.  nas1787 Share on other sites Sports Logos #RIPIceCaps… 767 KittSmith_95 Members But I’m not 100% sure it was the city logo. 47 minutes ago, nas1787 said: Posted July 12, 2016 Yeah, it’s a shame. Toronto Maple Leafs’ farm team the St. John’s Maple Leafs were the longest lasting AHL team in the city, lasting from 1991/92 – 2004/05. But then again, the city has a real shallow history of hockey teams. Maybe time for another QMJHL team in the city? The Montreal Canadiens announced today that they’re relocating their AHL affiliate, the St. John’s IceCaps, to Laval, Quebec after next season (2017/18), and have launched a name the team campaign. chcarlson23 Share this post Link to post chcarlson23 Share this post I voted for Lynx because I love alliteration and Lynx is an underused name in sports. Plus it’s bilingual.  Rise Above Mediocrity. 1,204 Posted July 12, 2016 I’d like to see the city logo make a return and be incorporated in their new look. Just a little more subtly, maybe use it in a secondary logo… Assistant to the Travelling Secretary – New York Yankees icecaps Location:Longueuil, Québec 23,613 posts 1 2,036 posts Location:Longueuil, Québec habsfan1 Members 919 Members 985 Posted July 28, 2016 Yeah, I’m pretty sure that the Icecaps were told from the get go that this was a temporary solution. Members Location:Ajax, Ontario Members Rise Above Mediocrity. 220 Members I think this was a known eventuality months ago.  Talking heads suggest the salary cap world makes internal player movement more important- what better way than set up in one’s own backyard. Posted July 12, 2016 Posted July 12, 2016 DustDevil61 I image it’d be easier because there’d be more flights from/ to Montreal due to proximity but I can’t say for certain.  1,242 habsfan1 Link to post 1 hour ago, nas1787 said: 41 0 jp1409 1,204 1,660 It’s on the Laval city flag, so I’d imagine that it’s the logo. If I’m not wrong, the 3D L was in fact the logo of the city of Laval. For which reason they used it on the teams jersey I dont know. Members 402 Favourite Logos:Caribous of Colorado, Tulsa Roughnecks, San Antonio Gunslingers Oh, it’s still the city logo. I’ve been to laval a few times this year and it’s still visible in some places. Favourite Logos:Hartford WhalersVancouver Canucks ‘Johnny V’BC LionsWashington Capitals ‘Weagle’ St Louis BluesNew Jersey DevilsCharlotte Hornets 2014-PresHouston Texans Seattle Seahawks Share this post Posted July 30, 2016 Share on other sites Members Link to post Share this post 1,184 8,685 Canadiens announce AHL affiliate (IceCaps) moving to Laval, QC for 2017/18 season. All Activity 17,487 posts 209 My money is on Voisins or Titan. Voisins would be my choice considering the history and the fact that they’ll be playing a twenty minutes drive away from Bell Center. On 7/11/2016 at 9:25 PM, habsfan1 said: Link to post 41 Forums Home Share this post 2 Share on other sites If I’m not wrong, the 3D L was in fact the logo of the city of Laval. For which reason they used it on the teams jersey I dont know. 1,735 posts Luke_Groundrunner FGM13 Formally mr.negative15 DustDevil61 220 985 Location:Toronto, ON Needschat I’d like to see the city logo make a return and be incorporated in their new look. Just a little more subtly, maybe use it in a secondary logo… 0 41 Posted July 12, 2016 0 4 hours ago, bleuet said: Luke_Groundrunner 767 Link to post habsfan1 Members Posted July 13, 2016 Share on other sites 4,424 posts Location:The Canadian Prairies 1,944 posts Share on other sites spartacat_12 Share on other sites Location:Vancouver, BC Canada spartacat_12 0 Jer15 Posted July 12, 2016 But it’s actually a really ugly flag. And it’s just a little better as a logo…  Posted July 16, 2016 Favourite Logos:Cardinals’ StLUtah Jazz noteHartford Whalers St. John’s can’t catch a break. Maple Leafs, Jets and Canadiens have all moved affiliate teams out of the city over the years. 6,981 posts 3,486 So what should the name of the team in Laval, Quebec be? 3,486 Forums Home Lynx would provide a nice look, name and be very unique. I can see a tan, blue & red colour scheme being used and it looking awesome. 402 Canadiens announce AHL affiliate (IceCaps) moving to Laval, QC for 2017/18 season. Favourite Logos:Hartford WhalersVancouver Canucks ‘Johnny V’BC LionsWashington Capitals ‘Weagle’ St Louis BluesNew Jersey DevilsCharlotte Hornets 2014-PresHouston Texans Seattle Seahawks 767 1 Go To Topic Listing 1,808 posts 1,660 5,507 posts WSU151 1,630 posts 1,184 Recommended Posts You can now cast your vote from a list of 12 options here: http://canadiens.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=113494  959 I’d love for the return of the Voyageurs to the AHL. 23,613 posts 5,786 posts Link to post Share this post 959 Share on other sites Location:GTA ¿City of Champions? A change was needed. I’d like to see the city logo make a return and be incorporated in their new look. Just a little more subtly, maybe use it in a secondary logo… 1,953 posts 402 Favourite Logos:Toronto Blue JaysHamilton Tiger-CatsBoston BruinsFlying ElvisNew Milwaukee Bucks Weagle 41 1 Share this post Share this post 919 It just screams 70’s… Sign in to follow this   Share this post Needschat Share on other sites 11 hours ago, 2001mark said: 3,486 3 Posted July 30, 2016 1,204 919 On 11/07/2016 at 9:25 PM, habsfan1 said: Link to post Link to post Members bleuet 3,486 Members Share this post Members Location:North of Ogdenville Sign in to follow this   395 posts Share this post Location:Vancouver SportsLogos.Net bleuet Sports Logos Location:DC area Posted July 12, 2016last_img read more