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Chip Ganassi fined, suspended for one race after COVID-19 violation at Daytona

first_imgNASCAR officials issued a one-race suspension Monday to team owner Chip Ganassi for violating COVID-19 event protocols last weekend at Daytona International Speedway.Ganassi violated Section 12.8.1.b of the NASCAR Rule Book, a subsection of the member conduct guidelines that includes compliance with COVID-19 event procedures. Officials said that Ganassi’s penalty was “for bringing into the competition area a non-essential individual that was restricted from the footprint.”RELATED: Cup Series standingsGanassi was also fined $30,000. Pending any potential appeal, he is barred from this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series event at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Chip Ganassi Racing is still permitted to field its two entries — the No. 1 Chevrolet for driver Kurt Busch and the No. 42 Chevy for Ross Chastain — in Sunday’s event.Additionally, two Cup Series crew chiefs were fined $10,000 after their cars were found with one unsecured lug nut each in a post-race check Sunday evening at the Daytona Road Course. Those penalized were crew chief Adam Stevens of the race-winning No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota of Christopher Bell, and crew chief Jeremy Bullins for the fifth-place finishing Brad Keselowski in the No. 2 Team Penske Ford.last_img read more

Praxis Adds Mountain 1x Single Chainring & Campagnolo UltraTorque BB30 Bottom Bracket Conversion

first_imgThere are a plethora of single chainring options available today, and now Praxis Works throws their hat in the ring. Or, rather, ring in the hat?Praxis’ sales and marketing director Adam Haverstock said they wanted to bring a wide/narrow option to round out their mountain bike line and help it grow to reach the same breadth of offerings as their road lineup. Dealers were asking for it, and they thought they could bring their ownThe tooth profile is unique and has some special features to enhance chain retention, though they’re being a bit tight lipped on exact details. The pictures do show that the wide sections are pretty wide, and the teeth are fairly tall. All of that is designed to extend the longevity of the ring, particularly the time before wear would diminish the chain retaining qualities. Even so, they recommend use with a clutch-equipped rear derailleur. For rougher terrain or competition, they say a chain guide would provide a bit extra security.The chainring itself is not cold forged like their higher end rings for now, but price point is only $50 to $55. They’re stamped and machined from a 4.5mm thick 7075-T6 alloy plate. They’re built for a 104 BCD size with 32, 34, 36 and 38 tooth counts. More pics, plus the new Campy BB system, below… PRAXIS CAMPAGNOLO ULTRATORQUE BB30 CONVERSION BOTTOM BRACKETTheir expanding collet, threaded bottom bracket designed to allow 24mm spindles to run on PFBB30 frames is now (finally) available for Campagnolo UltraTorque cranksets. Instead of building in the bearings, they designed it to let Campy’s stock bearings slide into the cups. The challenge and delay in bringing it to market was getting that inside bore exactly perfect. Haverstock said anytime you’re trying to build something around someone else’s bearings, it’s always trickier, but he knew Campy fans would want to run the Campy bearings.The bottom bracket itself comes in two halves that slide in from either side of the frame then thread together. The expanding collet design prevents over tightening and damaging the frame, and it puts the bearings in perfect alignment so there’s no creaking or drag.It works on BB30, PFBB30 and Specialized OSBB. It ships with the Delrin spacer (shown in top photo next to BB) to space the diameter out from 42mm to 46mm. Without it, the BB fits directly into BB30 frames. With it, it fits PFBB30 frames. Besides fitment, it also helps insulate the alloy BB from carbon frames, which reduces any potential creaking. Retail is $85.Next up? SRAM GXP conversion BB.PraxisCycles.comlast_img read more

Mission to require property owners to shovel sidewalks 48 hours after snowfall

first_imgThe Mission City Council last week unanimously approved an ordinance change that will require residents and businesses to shovel sidewalks 48 hours after a snowfall.Why it matters: Previously, Mission merely encouraged property owners to remove snow, making it difficult for staff to respond to complaints about un-shoveled sidewalks in residential and commercial areas.Several other Johnson County cities such as Roeland Park, Prairie Village and Shawnee have similar ordinances. Mission will not charge a fee for non-compliance, but will issue a courtesy notice to property owners who are in violation.Key quote: “This was actually initiated by a local resident in Ward 4 who had concerns about the safety of sidewalks along Lamar Avenue,” Councilmember Ken Davis said. “I appreciate the fact that this should, at least, address some of those concerns,”What’s next: The city is working on identifying ways  to inform residents and businesses about the ordinance change. Some will not be impacted because they don’t have a sidewalk running in front of their property.last_img read more

Environmental and Land Use Law Section as varied as its members

first_img Environmental and Land Use Law Section as varied as its members Associate Editor As she neared the close of her year as chair of The Florida Bar’s Environmental and Land Use Law (ELUL) Section, Michelle Diffenderfer was trying to think of ways to boost membership.It’s not that the section is desperate for new members; it’s more than 2,000 strong. It’s more that its attorneys represent so many different fields and specialties that its leaders are always on the lookout for ways to bring everyone together, and new members into the fold.She was thinking about it during the executive committee’s most recent retreat in Costa Rica this summer, as she drank delicious local coffee in a cloud forest while cute forest animals tried to steal her lunch.“I realized, this is it, I need to tell them about this, ” Diffenderfer laughed.Cool outdoors experiences aren’t the only good part of ELUL section membership. Section leadership by and large views its members’ disparate specialities as a positive, not a negative.“Largely due to the various interests represented by section members, we often disagree substantively on the policy direction of a particular law or regulation. However,that practice-generated tension always generates well-presented and articulated presentations in both the section CLE programs as well as our written materials,” says 2008-09 section Chair Gary Hunter, who takes the helm at the section’s Annual Update meeting this month. “More importantly, it leads to a mutual respect for one another and in turn an increased level of professionalism when wearing our advocacy hats across the table from our section colleagues.” H unter said the Costa Rica retreat served as a reminder of the importance of fostering the development of younger lawyers within section leadership.“I know I speak for section leaders throughout The Florida Bar in recognizing the lifelong relationships and friendships established through active section participation, which are equally rewarding on both a personal and professional level,” he said.Mentoring has been key this year, Diffenderfer said, as section leadership worked to forge bonds among section members. It’s met with great success so far.“We’re focused on mentoring at all levels,” she said. “It was not a great year, economy wise, so you had a lot of young lawyers coming out of school who needed help to find jobs.”The section responded by forming a new committee, one of four this year, specifically for young lawyers.Section leadership also formalized and beefed up a program to reach out to law schools, working through law professors to fund volunteer environmental projects at several law schools. Fellowships offered to minority students in conjunction with the ABA and to students wanting to specialize in public interest law are both new in the past year.The section also heavily supports the student-organized Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, held annually at the University of Florida. The popular conference attracts top practitioners, legal scholars, and scientists to discuss Florida’s most pressing environmental issues.Kelly Samek, who has been active with ELUS since her days as a student at University of Florida Levin College of Law, says the conference attracted her to attend UF in the first place; she worked on it each year she was a student. Then, as a “baby lawyer,” she got her start in section leadership.“You can get really focused on the one aspect of the agency you work in. There’s a tendency to get a little myopic,” Samek said. “Working on the committee exposes you to all sides of the field: private practitioners, legal aid folks, other agencies. It allows a broader perspective.” Environmental and Land Use Law Section as varied as its members August 15, 2008 Kim MacQueen Associate Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

Yara’s sales up, further growth expected

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Praxair Mexico to build 500tpd cryogenic ASU

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SIAD Romania supports ARCA Space Project

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Oil refinery, sugar, supermarkets and TV entertainment

first_img Oiling the wheels: Magic circle firm ­Linklaters advised 31 ­commercial banks, along with export credit agencies, Islamic finance providers and the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia on providing $8.5bn (£5.62bn) of financing for an oil refinery building ­project to be completed by Saudi Aramco Total Refinery and Petrochemical Company, which was advised by magic circle firm Allen & Overy. That’s entertainment: The London office of US firm Mayer Brown advised Entertainment One, producer and distributor of the Twilight films and Peppa Pig cartoon series, on its admission to the main market of the London Stock Exchange, due to take place today. Sweet as a nut: US firm Shearman & Sterling advised cane sugar refiner American Sugar on its £211m purchase of the European business of Tate & Lyle, which was advised by Linklaters. Comedy collection: City firm Olswang advised Elisabeth Murdoch’s TV production company Shine on acquiring comedy TV producer Brown Eyed Boy, which claims to have discovered comedian Sacha Baron Cohen (pictured), from media investment company Motive Television, advised by southcoast firm Moore Blatch, and founder Gary Reich, advised by London firm Michael Simkins. Supermarket sweep: National firm Eversheds, City firm Lovells and Channel Islands firm Ogier advised supermarket chain Waitrose on acquiring five supermarkets from Channel Islands retailer Sandpiper. Sandpiper was advised by magic circle firm Clifford Chance and ­Channel Islands firm Carey Olsen.last_img read more

Watching our waste line

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Gas explosion sends flames shooting into sky near Pittsburgh

first_img Published: September 10, 2018 7:19 AM EDT Updated: September 10, 2018 7:21 AM EDT A gas line explosion lit up the sky vivid orange early Monday morning outside Pittsburgh. CBS Pittsburgh reporter Meghan Schiller, who caught video of flames shooting skyward as she made her way to the scene of the incident, said authorities in Center Township, Pennsylvania, were evacuating the area around the blast.Emergency dispatchers reached by CBS News said there were no immediate reports of injuries. They confirmed a half-mile radius area around the blast was being evacuated. The first call about the explosion to the emergency services came in at 4:54 a.m. Eastern. SHARE Author: CBS News center_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Gas explosion sends flames shooting into sky near Pittsburgh last_img read more