The rear brake routing is internal and continuous. Shifter routing is external, with barrel adjusters on the downtube for easy adjustability. The proprietary Breadwinner thru-axle stainless dropouts are graceful and minimal, lacking the visual and physical bulk and weight of other approaches. The W/// Sport Lolo is Breadwinner doing what they do best. The thru-axle, custom geometry Lolo frame, the heart of the product, is the culmination of decades of experience design, building, and ride tuning. With the frame tuned, Breadwinner flexed beyond the frame in styling and spec for a complete bike that is racy from all possible angles. In Breadwinner style, the bike is “co-designed” with the end-user, meaning as a customer you will interact with Tony Pereira or Ira Ryan each on parts of the design, build, and styling. You can choose between Boost 148×12 thru axle or SS stainless dropouts, and options such as dropper lines and internally routed brake routing can be had at extra charge. With nine slick stock colorways, available, you are sure to find something to match your style and get you excited.The frame is available at $1995 ($500 due at deposit). Completes start at $4350.BreadwinnerCycles.comANTHMCollective.com Celebrating a move into their first official facility (previously, the business had been run out of their home garages) and timed for Sea Otter release, Tony Pereira and Ira Ryan of Breadwinner have cooked up a doozie of a limited run model. The W/// Sport Lolo is available in three component tiers, each with an ENVE fork and Ritchey Solostreem bar/stem painted to match as well as a matching ANTHM jersey. But if you haven’t ordered one by now, today is your last day to do so… The attention to detail in styling was something that set this bike apart. The integrated front detrailleur tab is dressed up by the red lines crossing the “motorsport inspired” paint. The machined features on the headtube reinforcements are striped so they pop. Additionally, the ENVE fork and Ritchey Solostreem integrated bar/stem (depending on spec) share in the overall styling scheme.The W/// Sport Lolo comes in SRAM Rival, Force, and Red group packages, with 3T, Thomson or ENVE cockpits. All packages come with a custom fit frame, a blue Chris King Inset 7 headset, and limited edition paint. The custom Ritchey Solostreem is available at an additional $350.But that’s not all! Each purchase comes with a W/// Sport jersey by ANTHM Collective. Also made in Portland, the wool and polyester blend ANTHM features the Breadwinner logo as well as color detailing to match the frame.The Comp, Pro, and Elite W/// Sport Lolo builds are available for $5190, $6890, and $8990, though you can get your W/// Sport Lolo package moving with a deposit. However, unless Breadwinner has changed their mind, today is the last day as orders for these packages will only be accepted through May 5th.Also new for Sea Otter is Breadwinner’s latest and greatest custom off-road model, the Goodwater, named for the Goodwater Rim Trail in Utah. It is designed to shred on 27.5 x 3.0 or 29 x 2.3 tires so you can run the best tires for your conditions and is optimized around a 140mm travel fork.
Seven years ago, it was announced that Lauren Ambrose would be playing the coveted role of Fanny Brice in the Bartlett Sher-directed Broadway revival of Funny Girl. Though the production never made it to the Great White Way, Ambrose is now starring in the Sher-helmed hit reincarnation of My Fair Lady at the Vivian Beaumont Theater and is having a loverly time doing so. She’s earned a 2018 Tony nomination for her spunky, sparkling performance as Eliza Doolittle. Not unlike the iconic character’s transformation, this musical theater milestone is truly a metamorphosis to witness, especially for those that know and love Ambrose from her Emmy-nominated time on HBO’s Six Feet Under, the cult classic film Can’t Hardly Wait and her past Broadway performances in the plays Awake and Sing! and Exit the King. The classically trained soprano stopped by on Show People with Paul Wontorek to talk about her least favorite haircut of her career, how she’s been “threatening” to be in a musical forever and why My Fair Lady feels like the perfect first fit. 3. SHE THOUGHT HER CAN’T HARDLY WAIT DO WAS A TOTAL DON’T“That movie means a lot to people. It was a big part of their growing up it seems. My only problem was the haircut they gave me for that movie. I want to find that hairdresser and just ask her, ‘What did you do to me?! Why?!’ I went in really green, and they were like, ‘We’re going to give you a really cool haircut.’ It was like they took a bowl, and put it on my head.” Show Closed This production ended its run on July 7, 2019 2. SHE THREW HER HAT IN THE RING FOR MY FAIR LADY VIA EMAIL“I emailed Bart Sher and was like, ‘Bart, I would like to throw my hat into the ring. My enormous, basket hat. I’d like to throw it into the ring. If it’s possible, I’d love to come in and audition.’ And he said, ‘Alright.’” 1. SHE FEELS LIKE AN ANT ON THE VIVIAN BEAUMONT STAGE“I actually had no idea of the scale of it. It’s one thing to get the part and learn the part and learn the songs. Even seeing the model is all well and good. But then you actually step onto the Vivian Beaumont stage, which is city-block big. It’s ginormous. That actually quelled my nerves. I was like, ‘No matter what I do out there, I’m like an ant compared to the set.’ 80 percent of my job is done.” Interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.Did you know Show People is available as a podcast? Listen to your favorite stars talk Broadway and beyond on your way to work, the gym, the theater and more on iTunes and Spotify. View Comments Related Shows Other must-read highlights:ON TAKING ON MY FAIR LADY AS HER FIRST MUSICAL“Having the opportunity to do this musical is an incredible honor. This feels like a great responsibility because people care so deeply about this piece. It’s woven into our culture. I feel a responsibility to Eliza and to doing my best for everybody. But I also feel like I’m in really great hands with this production. I really trust the people that I’m collaborating with. I feel like I really truly learn new things every night about this show. I can’t imagine doing anything else. My total joy in life is to get to tell stories with others in this way. There’s nothing like it. This is my first opportunity to work in this medium. It’s tricky and it’s nerve-wracking and it’s glorious.”ON HER CO-STARS“Harry Hadden-Paton is just a lovely actor and an incredible person. Allan Corduner has brought so much of his warmth to the character of Colonel Pickering. He’s such a pro and such a veteran and does things with such wit and ease. Linda Mugleston is Mrs. Pearce, and she’s amazing. Norbert Leo Butz is a master class in energy. We don’t have that much to do together. I would sneak in and watch his rehearsals of ‘Get Me to the Church on Time’ and was astounded. And look, when Dame Diana Rigg asks you if you want a glass of prosecco, you take a glass of prosecco. I feel inspired by her ease and her presence. Both Lauren and Eliza are learning from her.”ON THE COVETED ROLE OF ELIZA DOOLITTLE“This is one of the great parts for women. She has such an incredible journey. I feel like I’m still figuring it out. I’m still learning how far she goes. Every night, you just jump on a train. Sometimes I feel like the engineer of the train, and sometimes I feel like I’m holding on for dear life.”ON HER TEENY-TINY ENTOURAGE“I have to be mindful of my voice and how often I use it when I’m not onstage. Fortunately, my five-year-old is learning sign language, so we practice at home. My kids know the whole score. I feel like both of them could go on for me at any minute. They know the whole backstage. They could give tours.”ON FUNNY GIRL FALLING THROUGH“They were building the sets. I had seen the costume sketches. There were posters all around Los Angeles because we were going to do an out-of-town engagement there. Obviously it was a bummer, but as an actor, really, truly, it’s easy come, easy go. These things come together and fall apart all the time. I’ve been threatening to be in a musical for what feels like hundreds of years. For whatever reason, it hasn’t worked out until now. We were two weeks away from rehearsals. But here we are.”ON A SIX FEET UNDER REBOOT “I remember shooting the scenes. It feels like a little bit of a document of my life. It would be fascinating [if they did a reboot]. You’d have to convince Alan Ball.”ON HER TONY AWARDS ‘WORMHOLE’“I was Googling past Tony performances. I got myself into a wormhole that I highly recommend everybody get themselves into. Patti LuPone in Evita! Jennifer Holliday in Dreamgirls. She was like 21 years old and doing that eight show a week with some sort of titanium vocal chords. How?! How, Jennifer Holliday?!”ON HER LIFELONG THEATER LOVE“I saw Anything Goes with Leslie Uggams at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven when I was six or seven. I really did always want to do theater. I auditioned for a lot of things and retrospectively, fortunately didn’t get anything but these off-Broadway shows that introduced me to this world and this community of people that were working in the theater. I just thought, ‘Look at this. Look at these grown-ups making their life this way. This is a way to make a life, and this is an amazing community.’ I just thank my lucky stars that I get paid to do what I love. I love the process of working on a play. I love rehearsal so much. New York can be so tough, but the community in the theater is so warm and glorious. I’m just so grateful for every single person I’m working with right now.”Watch the full episode of Show People with Paul Wontorek below! My Fair Lady Star Files Lauren Ambrose read more
So, tomorrow’s Halloween, but the Christmas decorations are already out in the stores. The lights, garland and fake Christmas trees are right there at the end of the aisle next to the Halloween costumes and fake witch’s kettles. Christmas just sort of creeps up earlier and earlier every year, and normally I’m against this holly jolly infringement. Call me old fashioned, but I think each holiday should have a little breathing room before we start celebrating the next one. Give the Easter Bunny some space before going all in for Arbor Day.I do make one exception, though—holiday beer releases. Much like the Christmas decorations in the corner of the store, these sweet, malty beers seem to make their way into the bottle shops a little bit earlier every year. Each winter, I look forward to Highland Brewing releasing their annual Cold Mountain Ale, a malty beer brewed with holiday spices. Asheville goes ape shit over this beer, which is only released in limited quantities over a painfully short duration. I spend a lot of time stocking up on six packs to last me through the winter. But this year, I have a new holiday beer obsession: Asheville Beer Company’s Ninjabread Man Porter. ABC gives a thick, almost chewy porter the gingerbread cookie treatment by brewing vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, raisins and caramelized ginger into the kettle. Yeah, it’s as decadent as it sounds. Cinnamon and ginger dominate, but there’s a nice layer of cocoa, that’s almost chalky, running beneath it all.Asheville Brewing typically goes under the radar here in Beer City, playing second fiddle to larger breweries like Highland or competition champs like Wicked Weed. I’m as guilty as anyone for not giving ABC their due, but the truth is, I’ve been drinking their Rocket Girl lager for years. Shiva IPA is baller, and this Ninjabread Man porter is poised to reinvigorate my holidays. The best part–this is only the second year ABC has released Ninjaman, which means the beer won’t have a devoted following yet. So you’ll actually be able to find some on the shelves. read more
The advantages of living in Fairway from former East Coast resident. Fairway resident Nick Benjamin is the focus of this week’s Star Magazine’s “Conversation” feature. Benjamin is the executive director of the Power & Light District and a former New York lawyer who lived in Baltimore before coming to KC. On living in Fairway, Benjamin said, “There’s space, it’s green, and it’s just 10 minutes from downtown.” [Kansas City Star Magazine The Conversation: Executive director of Power & Light District talks about the new residential boom in downtown KC] Rainbow and Shawnee Mission Parkway was a four-way stop Sunday as crews did scheduled work on the signals.Signal work causes only small traffic ripple. Work on the traffic signal at Rainbow Blvd. and Shawnee Mission Parkway Sunday made the intersection a four-way stop for much of the day, but for all appearances, it was only a small blip on the traffic scene.Calling for sustainable success stories. The Mid-America Regional Council is again calling for nominations for its Sustainable Success Stories. Past honorees have included the Prairie Village geothermal project, the Mission solid waste program and the Shawnee Mission School District cafeteria waste diversion project which started at Briarwood Elementary. The deadline to submit nominations is Sept. 22. Projects will be selected on how well they advance the three pillars of sustainability: social equity, economic vitality and environmental stewardship.Welcome back to Shawnee Mission video message. A welcome back video featuring Shawnee Mission Superintendent Jim Hinson and Board President Deb Zila covers some of the changes greeting patrons and students at the start of Hinson’s second school year in the district. The video can be found here.Brownback friend not a certain choice for bench, Brownback says. Gov. Sam Brownback said his friend and legal adviser is not a certain choice for the Kansas Court of Appeals seat, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported. Brownback said he would interview the three nominees and that he takes the judicial selections very seriously. read more
The new report is from the CDC’s FoodNet surveillance system, which gathers foodborne disease data from 10 states that account for about 15% of the US population. For many of the diseases, hospitalization and death rates were highest for people aged 50 and older. However, the case-fatality rate for E coli O157 was highest in children under 4, at 2.8%, and case-fatality rates for Cryptosporidium and Yersinia were highest in 20- to 49-year-olds at 1.3% and 3.0%, respectively. It also notes that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) found a higher proportion of E coli O157 in ground beef samples in 2008 than the year before: 0.47% versus 0.24%. But it was unclear whether this was due to focused sampling of higher-risk facilities, improved detection, or an actual increase in contamination. Shiga-toxin-producing E coli non-O157, 205, 0.45 Tauxe, in the CDC news release, said, “The foodborne division at CDC is planning to increase the capacity of several health departments so that outbreaks can be better detected and investigated.” But he did not explain if he was referring to state or local health departments or some other agencies. CDC spokeswoman Arleen Porcell-Pharr told CIDRAP News this afternoon that she couldn’t give any more information because the details are still being worked out. Last year’s trendsSalmonella cases that were part of recognized outbreaks numbered 547 in 2008, or 7.4% of the total, the CDC reported. The year brought two large multistate outbreaks: one linked to imported peppers in the spring and summer, and one linked to peanut products, which started in late fall and continued well into this year. Variations by age and stateBy age-group, infection rates for all the pathogens except Cyclospora and Vibrio were highest in children under age 4. For example, these children had rates of 74.65 cases per 100,000 for Salmonella and 28.54 per 100,000 for Campylobacter. “We recognize that we have reached a plateau in the prevention of foodborne disease and there must be new efforts to develop and evaluate food safety practices from the farm to the table,” said Robert Tauxe, MD, MPH, deputy director of the CDC’s foodborne disease division, in a news release. “There’s no question that the food supply is much safer than it was 50 or 100 years ago,” said Tauxe. “Diseases like typhoid have essentially disappeared, and many animal diseases have disappeared that used to come through the food supply.” He added that, as described in today’s report, foodborne diseases have declined since the mid 1990s, but the rates have leveled off in the last few years. Listeria, 135, 0.29 Cyclospora, 17, 0.04 Escherichia coli O157, 513, 1.12 Apr 9 CDC press releasehttp://www.cdc.gov/media/pressrel/2009/r090409.htm Salmonella, 7,444, 16.2 See also: In response to a question as to whether the industrialization of the food supply has made food less safe, Sundlof said, “I don’t think there’s any one real good answer. As supply chains get longer and longer, there’s more opportunities for introduction of contamination that can have a public health effect. But all those can be managed and managed well, but it takes good preventive efforts by industry to make sure that happens. One problem in one single ingredient can have very wide distribution if a company distributes nationally or internationally.” For Salmonella, the most common pathogen covered in the report, the infection rate has not changed significantly since the 1996-98 time frame, the CDC reported. The rate in 2008 was 16.2 cases per 100,000 people, which is a bit higher than the 14.92 per 100,000 in 2007 and more than twice the government’s “Healthy People 2010” goal of 6.8 cases per 100,000. Campylobacter, 5,825, 12.68 Infection rates for many foodborne pathogens have dropped significantly since the first years of FoodNet surveillance, 1996 through 1998. “However, these declines occurred by 2004 and there really has been little recent change,” Tauxe said at a press teleconference today. The infection rates varied considerably from state to state. For example, Campylobacter rates ranged from 7.15 cases per 100,000 in Georgia to 30.23 per 100,000 in California. For Salmonella the range was from 10.15 in New York to 26.40 in New Mexico. “There’s a little variety from one state to another,” said Tauxe. “Different states have a different spectrum of problems. Georgia has a little less Campylobcter and a little more Salmonella than others.” However, he added, “The overall trends for each state resemble what we see in the network as a whole.” Despite many efforts to prevent foodborne diseases, including new control measures in the wake of recent high-profile outbreaks, “progress toward the national health objectives has plateaued, suggesting that fundamental problems with bacterial and parasitic contamination are not being resolved,” the CDC said in this week’s issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. In addition, 132 (25.7%) of the 513 E coli O157 cases in 2008 were linked to outbreaks, the report says. The incidence of Cryptosporidium cases also has stayed about the same over the 13 years of FoodNet surveillance, the report says. In particular, he mentioned that the FDA is working with six states on a pilot project to set up “rapid response teams” for foodborne outbreaks (see related story). On the other hand, the USDA has reported a recent decrease in Salmonella in its testing of raw chicken samples, from 11.4% in 2006 to 7.3% in 2008, the report says. Shigella, 3,029, 6.59 Apr 9, 2009 (CIDRAP News) Foodborne disease rates in 2008 stayed about the same as in the previous 3 years, underlining the need for renewed efforts to improve food safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today. FoodNet identified 18,499 laboratory-confirmed cases of foodborne disease in 2008, up a little from 17,883 cases reported in 2007, the CDC reported. Total cases and the rates per 100,000 population for the various pathogens were as follows: In response to questions, officials at the press conference offered some observation on long-term trends in food safety. Steps to reduce foodborne diseaseSpeaking at the press conference, Dr. David Acheson, the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) associate commissioner for foods, said his agency is involved in discussions with the Department of Health and Human Services and Congress on new authorities and resources to help prevent foodborne disease. “We’re working very closely with the administration and Congress on how to address these issues,” he said. In other comments, Acheson said the FDA hired about 150 food inspectors in 2008. Dr. Steve Sundlof, also with the FDA, said the agency is in the process of hiring 32 food safety scientists and consumer safety officers. Yersinia, 164, 0.36 CDC. Preliminary FoodNet data on the incidence of infection with pathogens transmitted commonly through food10 states, 2008. MMWR 2008 Apr 10;58(13):333-7 [Full text] Cryptosporidium, 1,036, 2.25 Vibrio, 131, 0.29 Apr 10, 2008, CIRAP News story “Foodborne disease rates changed little in 2007” read more
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Statewide counts. Shown are the cumulative numbers of tests, diagnoses, and deaths in New Mexico. Also shown is the number of active hospitalizations. Created by Eli Ben-Naim Deaths per 100,000 residents, by county. Created by Eli Ben-Naim
‘Center stage’ Trump — who showed Kim a video in Singapore that included images of condominium towers rising from the North Korean coast — likened Kim and his nuclear arsenal to a reluctant home seller.”It’s really like, you know, somebody that’s in love with a house and they just can’t sell it,” Trump told him, according to the Washington Post.He insisted that he “gave up nothing” in his three face-to-face meetings with Kim.Negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington have been deadlocked since the Hanoi summit collapse in February last year.But even with diplomacy at a standstill, Trump has frequently boasted of receiving “very beautiful” and “excellent” letters from Kim.A few months after the Singapore meeting, Trump had told a rally of his supporters that the two men had fallen in love. “No, really, he wrote me beautiful letters, and they’re great letters. We fell in love,” he said.In the book, Woodward writes that the CIA never conclusively determined who wrote and crafted Kim’s letters, but the agency considered them “masterpieces”.”The analysts marveled at the skill someone brought to finding the exact mixture of flattery while appealing to Trump’s sense of grandiosity and being center stage in history,” he wrote. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un deployed flattery and florid prose in the letters that forged his diplomatic courtship of Donald Trump, according to a new book on the US president.The pair’s personal relationship has been a key driver of diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang, veering from mutual insults and threats of war to a declaration of love from Trump.”Rage” by Washington Post investigative journalist Bob Woodward unveils 25 letters the pair exchanged, in which Kim uses over-the-top wording as he fawns over Trump while they formed a most unusual friendship. Topics : Addressing Trump as “Your Excellency”, Kim’s letters are filled with flattering language and personal comments, according to transcripts released by CNN.”Even now I cannot forget that moment of history when I firmly held Your Excellency’s hand at the beautiful and sacred location as the whole world watched with great interest and hope to relive the honor of that day,” Kim wrote to Trump on Christmas Day, 2018, following their first meeting in Singapore.It was the first ever encounter between a North Korean leader and a sitting US president and even after the collapse of their second summit in Hanoi, Kim described Singapore as “a moment of glory that remains a precious memory.””I also believe that the deep and special friendship between us will work as a magical force,” Kim added in a June 2019 missive. Three weeks later the two held a short-notice meeting in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula.Ahead of the encounter, Trump wrote to the North Korean leader — the third generation of his family to rule the isolated country — that they had shared “a unique style and a special friendship.””Only you and I, working together, can resolve the issues between our two countries and end nearly 70 years of hostility,” Trump wrote. “It will be historic!”But little progress has been made on efforts to denuclearize North since the pair’s first summit in Singapore, and even US intelligence chiefs have warned Pyongyang is unlikely to ever surrender its nuclear weapons. read more
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Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, today (April 1) marked the official start of works on the Afsluitdijk project.In the coming years, the Frisian side of the dyke will be reinforced to withstand a storm which happens once in every ten thousand years.“For 87 years now, this iconic structure has protected a large part of our country from water. With this large-scale renovation, the Afsluitdijk will be ready for the future in four years,” said Minister Van Nieuwenhuizen.The Afsluitdijk will be covered with 75,000 newly designed sustainable concrete blocks. Due to the special shape of the blocks, less concrete is required than previously used material. That means a saving of 56% in CO2 emissions.The concrete blocks will be placed on top of the basalt blocks used to construct the causeway almost 90 years ago.SustainableThe drainage complex at Den Oever (at the southeast end) will be expanded with new drainage locks and two large pumping stations. This will allow more of the water that enters the IJsselmeer from the River IJssel to be discharged into the Wadden Sea.The pumping stations are energy efficient. The energy required is generated with 2.7 hectares of solar panels at Den Oever.The drainage locks at Kornwerderzand will receive a flood barrier that will protect the locks against turbulent weather. In order to restore the connection between the Wadden Sea and the IJsselmeer for migratory fish, a fish migration river will be constructed by ‘The New Afsluitdijk’.The Afsluitdijk project will be carried out by consortium Levvel (BAM, Van Oord, Rebel) and will be completed by the end of 2022.After the work has been completed, Levvel will remain responsible for maintenance for a period of 25 years. read more