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2009 Tour de France: Stage 12 – Sorensen Solo’s for Win, Overall Unchanged

first_imgSaxo Bank’s Nicki Sorensen powered himself to a solo win of today’s Stage 12 of the 2009 Tour de France , the second longest stage of this year’s race at 211.5km.After fast-paced attempts by numerous riders, including Millar (GRM) and Pellizotti (LIQ) King of the Mountains points leader Egoi Martinez successfully broke away at 64km. Accompanied by riders from Saxo Bank and Liquigas, Martinez wanted to rack up small points over the day’s six low-level hills to cement his ownership of the Polka Dot Jersey. Any gains today are just insurance against a performance lapse when the race hits the Alps.A chase group including Andy Schleck and Cadel Evans pushed forward, but was caught by 73km. Almost immediately after the catch, Saxo Bank’s Nicki Sorensen soloed out and bridged the gap to the seven-rider breakaway.In the peloton, none of the sprinter’s teams seemed eager to chase down the break, and only AG2R had motivation to keep the time gap as low as possible since Sorensen was the only long-shot threat to the overall classification. Surprisingly (since he had previously said he wouldn’t contest them), Cavendish attacked for the intermediate sprints during the stage, taking top points for one of the day’s three sprints and increasing his points lead over Hushovd. The difference between the two is only 10 points (200 vs. 190), and the contest will likely be a close one right up to the end.In the break, Pellizotti led Martinez over every points climb, moving himself into second place for the KOM contest, and the break started adding minutes to their time advantage.At 23km to go, Sorensen surged ahead of the break, quickly putting a never-comfortable 15 seconds between him and the break. Calzati (AG2R) followed him but couldn’t stay on his tail. POSRIDERTEAMTIME By the end of the day, Sorensen put a solid 48 seconds on the break and a whopping 5’58” on the peloton. He started the stage 10:36 behind Nocentini, but his herculean solo effort moved him within striking distance of the top 10 general classification.Nocentini remains in Yellow, keeping the Italians happy another day.NOTES: Evans crashed near the end, but was uninjured and will get the same overall finish time as the peloton. Faria Da Costa (GCE) didn’t start today’s stage after tearing ligaments in a crash yesterday.2009 TOUR de FRANCE STAGE 12 TOP 10 6S. CalzatiAGR+48″ 8M. CavendishTHR+5’58” 6A. KlodenAST+54″ 10M. BandieraLAM+5’58” 10V. NibaliLIQ+1′54″ 8C. Vande VeldeGRM+1′24″ 4M. FothenMRM48″ 2A. ContadorAST+6″ 9T. HushovdCTT+5’58” 9A. SchleckSAX+1′49″ 2009 TOUR de FRANCE OVERALL STANDINGS AFTER STAGE 12 POSRIDERTEAMTIME 5B. WigginsGRM+46″ 7R. ParuiolCOF+1’33” 1N. SorensenSAX4h52’24” 1R. NocentiniALM48h27’21″ 3F. PellizottiLIQ+48″ 2L. LefevreBBO+48″ 7T. MartinTHR+1′00″ 4L. LeipheimerAST+39″ 3L. ArmstrongAST+8″ 5E. MartinezEUS+48″last_img read more

Rolf Prima builds ultralight Eos3 road carbon clincher with new U.S. made rim

first_imgRolf Prima says the design is both light and aerodynamic, getting a 32mm deep, 25mm wide profile. They roll on Enduro Zer0 ceramic bearings.“Several years ago we set out to do as much as we could in house and in the USA. In this project we chose one of the hardest things to develop: a tubeless compatible, light weight, rim brake carbon clincher. This required us to think more creatively and develop a new tooling system from the ground up, which was pretty exciting,” said Rolf Prima Senior Engineer, Joel Wilson. “The quality of tooling and innovative tooling design makes it possible to achieve the light weight rim that we were looking for.”Price is TBD, expect them to ship in May 2016. We’ll have more info on these and several other new wheelsets from them at NAHBS this weekend.RolfPrima.com Rolf Prima is on a mission to build their wheels from U.S. parts, going so far as to build their own alloy rim rolling facility. Now, they can add carbon rims to that list, too!Made in the Pacific Northwest near their Eugene, OR, headquarters, the new rim is a tubeless ready, rim brake clincher that was two years in development. It’s laced to their TdF6.0 hubs, which get a “special ballistic coating” and use White Industries’ titanium Freehub body and newer T2 rapid engagement internals.The result is the new Eos3 wheelset. Using just 30 total spokes between the two wheels, they weigh in at a scant 1295g…last_img read more

Blue Flame, Liberty Propane give CVOEO $10,000 for WARMTH

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Blue Flame and Liberty Propane (both AmeriGas companies) has presented the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity with a check for $10,000 for their WARMTH Program. The check was presented on June 29 to Jan Demers, CVOEO Executive Director, by Bill Rhino, account manager for AmeriGas. The WARMTH program aids local residents in need of funding to help individuals and families heat their homes during times of crisis.According to Bill Rhino, “AmeriGas and its employees are thrilled to be able to provide to our community in this way.”“CVOEO is a fantastic organization doing amazing work – Project WARMTH has helped more than 80,000 families facing heating emergencies in the middle of Vermont’s cold winter,” said Becky Newsome, area sales manager for the AmeriGas companies in New England. “They share our dedication to our community and it’s so nice to be able to make this contribution.”last_img read more

Shawnee Mission Faces: Kevin Roepe, metal detectorist and treasure hunter

first_imgSince he got into metal detecting eight years ago, Kevin Roepe has collected hundreds of knick-knacks, trinkets, precious items and historical artifacts, plus maybe $500 worth of coins. He’s found silver coins, including an 1882 dime featuring the seated Lady Liberty, Civil War era buttons from Union Army uniforms and musket balls from the mid-1800s.He’s done most of his metal detecting on family property near Concordia, Missouri, but also all over the Midwest, especially in the Shawnee Mission area. He sweeps yards for those who ask and finds long-lost items for them, such as wedding rings and other jewelry. Roepe also tries to track down owners of items that have identifiable information. He keeps many of his treasures in a family heirloom: his wife’s great-great-grandmother’s cracker box.Roepe earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineer at the University of Missouri in Columbia and now works in environmental health and safety for Dairy Farmers of America in Kansas City, Kansas. He serves in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Besides metal detecting, he enjoys the outdoors — camping, hunting, fishing — as well as home renovations. He lives in Prairie Village with his wife, Lexi, and their two daughters and two German shorthaired pointer dogs.I was in the Marine Corps, active duty, and stationed at Camp Pendleton in southern California. We were fortunate enough to live on the beach, in base housing. Lexi’s the kind of person who can just lay on the beach and soak in the rays. I have to be doing something. I got bored of just going down to the beach and sitting there, so I thought I’d get a metal detector.So I went and bought one off of Craigslist, just a fairly inexpensive detector at the time and did a lot of beach detecting.We lived in California for another roughly three years, and I upgraded, purchased a new detector and still did primarily beach detecting. So really, all you’re finding there is jewelry and coins and change, nothing of historical context.(Most of the time, his parking fees wouldn’t cover what he found metal detecting that day, his wife joked.)So then, we moved back here. And obviously, with a lot more history as far as Civil War-era type history, I started kind of looking and detecting places that had more history to them.In this area, most of the time, houses that have yards from 1950 and older is where you really start finding good stuff in the ground. Neighbors, friends, the occasional park — although you get a lot of junk at the park, like pop tabs and bottle caps and stuff like that. You find a lot of that in yards, too.A lot of people think, when you ask people to metal detect their yards, people are like, “Oh, you’re going to tear up my yard!” But that’s not the case at all. You literally pop a plug, and you’ve got a pinpointer that’s going to get you right to where it’s at, you retrieve the object, clean it off, put the plug back and you can never even tell something was there. After the first rain, you’ll never know.Well, for a horseshoe or something large, it can detect down two feet. But if it’s that big and it’s iron, I usually don’t bother because it’s usually a hunk of junk.As far as coins go, there’s something about finding a silver coin. Because when it pops out of the ground, you can tell it’s silver right away, it still has a shine to it. It’ll tarnish a little bit, but you always know when you dig up a silver coin.I don’t know, it’s just kind of, for me, again, it’s not about the value of any of the stuff I find. It’s the historical context. And you never know what you’re going to dig up. You find something, you have no idea what it is and then you do a little research to find the history behind it. It’s just pretty cool.For instance, there was the first Civil War-era artifact I ever found. I found it on my cousin’s farm near Concordia. When I moved back to this area, I learned that my uncle — his name’s Tom Gieseke, he’s in Westwood — also has a passion for metal detecting. So we go out together a lot of times and we detect together. He’s been doing it for 40-some odd years. So anyway, we were detecting together out there, and I had a real iffy signal. I thought it might be trash but I decided to dig it anyway, and it was probably a good 10 inches down.When I first found it, I thought it was junk, and it wasn’t until I cleaned it off and could make out the eagle and did a little research and found out: that was a button off of a Union infantry soldier’s uniform. That’s when I was really like, this is pretty cool to uncover something that had been literally in the ground for, at this point, about 150 years. Otherwise, it’d probably be lost. If I didn’t uncover it, it would have just disintegrated at some point and been lost forever.It’s the thrill of the chase. I love finding something, when you first pull it out of the ground, you have no idea what it is because it’s still dirty, encrusted in dirt. Then you clean it off, get it home, do a little research and you find out it’s something from the early 1900s. I’m uncovering history.I’ve got a token that I found that was super crusty. Once I got it home and cleaned it off, it was from the 1904 World’s Fair. It ties back to a real event, a real thing in history and it makes you wonder: who dropped it?last_img read more

Easily Pronounced Names May Make People More Likable

first_imgWired: Though it might seem impossible, and certainly inadvisable, to judge a person by their name, a new study suggests our brains try anyway.The more pronounceable a person’s name is, the more likely people are to favor them.“When we can process a piece of information more easily, when it’s easier to comprehend, we come to like it more,” said psychologist Adam Alter of New York University and co-author of a Journal of Experimental Social Psychology study published in December. Fluency, the idea that the brain favors information that’s easy to use, dates back to the 1960s, when researchers found that people most liked images of Chinese characters if they’d seen them many times before.Read the whole story: Wired More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

NEWS SCAN: AAP ear-infection guidance, novel coronavirus update, more fungal infections, mystery illness in Ghana

first_imgFeb 25, 2012New AAP guidelines offer stricter criteria for ear infectionsThe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) today updated its guidance for acute otitis media (AOM) in children, urging more restricted diagnostic and treatment criteria to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use. The guidance, which was last updated in 2004, was published in Pediatrics. The new version is based on a comprehensive literature review in 2009 by a panel of experts from the AAP, the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center. For otherwise healthy kids 6 months to 12 years old, the panel recommends diagnosing AOM when there is moderate to severe tympanic membrane (TM) swelling, or for mild TM swelling accompanied by ear pain, as well as for “intense” TM redness. The guidelines also say AOM should not be diagnosed if the child has no middle ear effusion. The panel said that antibiotics should be prescribed for AOM with moderate or severe ear pain, pain that lasts 48 hours or longer, or fever of 39°C (102.2°F) or higher, and also for nonsevere, bilateral AOM in kids younger than 2. The experts recommend amoxicillin as the antibiotic of first choice. Among other recommendations are the inclusion of pain management, reevaluation when symptoms worsen, exclusive breastfeeding for at least 6 months, pneumococcal vaccine, and annual flu vaccine.Feb 25 AAP updated guidelines2004 guidelinesNovel coronavirus infection ruled out in Hong Kong caseHong Kong authorities said over the weekend that they ruled out a novel coronavirus (NCoV) infection in a 40-year-old man who got sick after traveling in the Middle East. The man became ill with a fever, cough, muscle aches, and runny nose on Feb 20 and was hospitalized in Hong Kong, the city’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said in a Feb 23 statement. The patient tested negative for the novel virus but positive for influenza B. Officials learned that the man had visited Dubai with his family from Jan 24 to Feb 1 and was in Tehran from Feb 1 to 20 before returning home Feb 21. His family members who traveled with him have all stayed healthy, officials said. In other developments, the Saudi Gazette reported on Feb 22 that the 13th confirmed NCoV case involved an “old woman,” but the story did not list her age. In announcing the fatal case on Feb 21, the World Health Organization didn’t list the patient’s age or sex. Seven of the 13 confirmed NCoV cases have been fatal. So far all the case-patients have had links to the Arabian Peninsula by residence, visiting, or contact with others who had been in the region.Feb 23 Hong Kong CHP statementFeb 22 Saudi Gazette storyFeb 21 CIDRAP News story on 13th NCoV caseCDC: Fungal infection toll grows to 714, with 48 deathsThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today reported 7 more fungal infections over the past week linked to contaminated injectable steroids, pushing the nation’s total to 714, according to an update today. One more deaths was reported, raising that number to 48. So far 240 of the illnesses were meningitis only, 138 involved spinal or paraspinal infections with meningitis, 6 involved stroke without lumbar puncture, 296 were paraspinal or spinal infections only, 32 were peripheral joint infections only, and 2 involved a paraspinal or spinal infection along with a peripheral joint injection. The infections have been linked to three lots of methylprednisolone acetate injections from New England Compounding Center that were used to treat back pain and joint problems.Feb 25 CDC updated case countRespiratory symptoms at Ghana’s coastline spur investigationGhana’s health ministry is investigating reports of unusual respiratory symptoms in people along the coastline of the town of Aflao near the border with Togo, according to a recent notice from the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa. About 28 people reported acute onset of cough, sneezing, and chest pain that resolved with self-treatment or when they left the coastline area, according to the report. Unconfirmed reports said people along Togo’s coast, mostly fishermen, were also reporting symptoms. The first symptoms were reported on Feb 8, but no new cases have been reported since Feb 19. The WHO’s office in Ghana, as well as the regional office, are in close contact with the health ministry about the details of its investigation and follow-up. Health officials suspect that the source of the symptoms could be chemical waste dumped into the sea, according to the report. However, a post about Ghana’s outbreak on ProMED Mail, the online reporting system of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, noted that the symptoms sound similar to those caused by “red tide.” The phenomenon is caused by waterborne algae blooms, which can produce a toxin that can become airborne and cause itchy eyes, scratchy throats, and coughing.WHO African regional office statementFeb 23 ProMED Mail postlast_img read more

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 16, 2017

first_imgHigh rate of antimicrobial resistance found in Vietnam ICU patientsA study of intensive care unit (ICU) patients in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, showed high rates of antimicrobial-resistant bacterial infections, according to a report yesterday in BMC Infectious Diseases.The study group consisted of 220 patients who were admitted to a major tertiary hospital’s ICU between November 2014 and September 2015. The authors cultured bronchoalveolar fluid samples and tested the identified microbes for antibiotic susceptibility.They found that 93% of patients had resistant bacteria, and in 87% of patients the pathogens were resistant to at least two drugs.Among patients with ventilator–associated pneumonia, Acinetobacter emerged as the leading causative agent, accounting for 42% of 177 microorganisms isolated, followed by Klebsiella species (22%) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (16%). More than 90% of Acinetobacter isolates were resistant to nine antibiotics, and the Klebsiella and P aeruginosa isolates also showed high rates of multidrug resistance.Mortality among patients with resistant pathogens was higher than in those without—67% versus 45%—but the difference was not statistically significant.The authors said their study is the first to examine antimicrobial resistance among hospital patients in Vietnam. They concluded, “The finding here reinforces the view that multidrug resistance is a global public health issue, and emphasizes the need to study combined therapies and rational treatment strategies.”Jun 15 BMC Infect Dis report Antimicrobial resistance tops 95% among ICU patients in NepalMore than 95% of gram-negative bacteria isolated from patients with healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in an ICU in Nepal showed resistance to more than one antimicrobial, says a report published yesterday in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control.The study involved patients treated in the ICU of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu from January 2014 through March 2015. The authors took clinical specimens from patients who had suspected HAIs, cultured them, and tested bacterial isolates for antimicrobial susceptibility.The report says 135 of 491 patients were thought to have HAIs, and 149 samples from these patients yielded bacterial growth. Hospital-acquired pneumonia was the leading type of HAI (53%), followed by bloodstream infections, surgical site infections, and urinary tract infections. Acinetobacter species, Klebsiella species, Escherichia coli, and Burkholderia cepacia were the leading pathogens.The rate of resistance among gram-negative isolates was an “extremely high” 95.8%, the authors wrote. Many of the isolates were producers of beta-lactamases (enzymes that neutralize antibiotics).”Nearly 96% of the Gram negative bacterial isolates causing nosocomial infections were found multidrug resistant, which is [the] highest ever rate of [multidrug-resistant] bacteria reported from our country,” the report says. Further, “a significant proportion (43.3%) of our isolates was extensively drug resistant (XDR).”Noting that gram-negative pathogens are a major cause of HAIs, the authors called the high level of resistance alarming. “Continuous surveillance and establishment of preventive and control measures of healthcare associated infections are urgently needed in our setting,” they concluded. Jun 15 Antimicrob Resist Infect Control reportlast_img read more

Barrott and Shaw to leave Multiplex

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TPI the leader in pilot plants towards Kyoto protocol

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Saft Provides Backup Power for Amrumbank West Offshore Wind Farm

first_imgSaft has supplied its Uptimax nickel battery systems for E.ON’s Amrumbank West offshore wind farm.Saft has provided a total of 80 Saft Uptimax battery systems – one for each turbine. In the event of an interruption to the main power supply, the batteries are designed to deliver peak power for essential safety systems for an initial period of eight hours, followed by a further 88 hours of low power. Each battery is rated at 24V and has energy storage capacity of 150Ah or 390Ah.The batteries have been built into the modular transition sections of the wind turbine towers, which integrate the structural base section and electrical systems.The systems were delivered to Engie Fabricom by Belgian company Benning, the power systems supplier for the project.“E.ON’s Project team has identified that Saft Uptimax is the only battery system that would meet the stringent technical requirements for Amrumbank West,” said Volker Drescher, Saft’s Germany Sales Manager for Industrial Standby batteries.last_img read more