Austrian bike specialists showed a few pretty eye catching new 700c disc-brake bikes at Eurobike, marking their 50th anniversary. The standout was probably their cross bike mainly because of its blaze orange matte paint job. All of the new bikes in their road disc series were developed together for this year and share a bunch of tech features and nice detailing. Follow past the break for a breakdown of the details and a look at the whole series… The all-new €2900 Revelator Sky is a disc-brake version of their popular road race bike, but with more laid back geometry better suited as an endurance or gran fondo road bikeThe €3700 Ultegra Di2 version of the Revelator Sky has a much more stealthy build. The series uses a semi-sloping top tube design with an internal expander wedge seatpost clamp to leave a lot of 27.2 post hanging out to add a little ride comfort. Long for road, short for cross stays mean plenty of tire clearance and hit the bottom bracket junction in a wide, flat profile for drivetrain stiffness and all day comfort. All cable routing is internal, and for cross this might be a bit of an issue as is makes for a small mud shelf right where the internally routed front derailleur wire comes out, but at least KTM has though to include a rummer grommet. All bikes feature PressfitBBs and really have some great paint jobs , with amazing detailing. Each of the road disc series incorporates a tapered 1.25-1.125″ front-end and thru-axles front and rear using the 100/15 and 142/12 that thankfully are solidifying as industry standards. The thru-axles make for very lightweight and strong carbon dropouts with continuous fibers looped from seatstay to chainstay. They also pair well with the Shimano Flat Mount disc tabs on both the new frames and forks. For now that means the bikes get adapters, but its a sign of lower-profile disc calipers to come.Check our coverage of their mountain bikes here.KTM-bikes.at The standout €3000 carbon framed KTM Canic CXC cyclocross bike comes spec’d with a hydraulic Ultegra kit. An aluminum version with the same frame features is also available with 105 for €1500.
Michael Ball, the Olivier-winning star who originated the role of Marius in the 1985 West End premiere of Les Misérables, will step back into the hit musical, this time as Javert, for a sixteen-week fully staged concert run at the Gielgud Theatre from August 10 through November 30. Ball will be joined by longtime friend Alfie Boe, reprising his celebrated Broadway and West End turn as Jean Valjean.This cheered concert staging, previously seen in London at the Royal Albert Hall and the O2 Arena, will run at the Gielgud while the musical’s longtime home, the Queen’s Theatre, undergoes a refurbishment. The cast will be accompanied by an orchestra of over 65 musicians.The cast will also include Carrie Hope Fletcher, a prior Eponine, appearing as Fantine, with Katy Secombe and Matt Lucas reprising their former turns as Thénardier and Madame Thénardier. For three performances per week, the role of Jean Valjean will be played by Broadway and West End alum John Owen-Jones.Additional casting for the concert run at the Gielgud will be announced soon. Michael Ball(Photo provided by Target Live UK) View Comments
International firm Pinsent Masons has capitalised on the growing trend of freelance working by expanding its flexible lawyer service to Hong Kong.The firm said Vario, the flexible lawyer arm it runs, has launched in Hong Kong in ‘direct response to increased demand across the region from both lawyers who want to work differently, and businesses which require a more flexible legal resource’.Matthew Kay, managing director of Vario, said: ‘The legal world is changing, and more businesses need quality lawyers working flexibly. Similarly, we’re seeing a growing demand from lawyers who want to manage their work life balance, whilst enjoying a greater variety of legal work.’Kay said the aim is to recruit a ‘substantial number’ of legal consultants in Asia over the next year. ‘We are looking to hear from lawyers who are keen to work more flexibly,’ he added.Kirsty Dougan, previously managing director at Axiom, will be Vario’s managing director for Asia. She said: ‘This launch is not just about opening another office in the region, it’s about integrating Vario into the legal market in the region and we will be working hard to get out and meet and speak to as many clients and lawyers as we can over the coming months.’Lawyers who work under the Vario model go through an ’on-boarding’ process with the firm but are then free to accept or reject work and can also act for other providers.Pinsent Masons previously said applications to work under the Vario model increased 63% in 2018. The firm launched the service in Australia in 2017 and Singapore in 2018.
Vaunix, a leading provider of portable and programmable RF/microwave test devices, has announced the release of the first two in a series of Ethernet controlled Lab Bricks. The two new multiport Lab Brick Digital Attenuators are the 4-port LDA-802Q, and the 8-port LDA 802-8, each operating from 200 MHz to 8 GHz for a variety of L-band, S-band, and C-band applications that require the need for single-shot or repeating attenuation ramps.These solid-state, rugged, yet low-cost 50-ohm step attenuators are bi-directional and offer a high dynamic range of 120 dB. They also feature an impressive, ultra-fine step size of 0.1 dB for ultimate signal attenuation control.These portable and programmable RF/microwave test devices have been designed to suit high-speed MIMO test platforms as they are easily programmed for fixed attenuation or swept attenuation ramps/fading profiles directly from the included Graphical User Interface (GUI). Additional testing applications include Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, 5G, LTE, and DVB systems, and microwave radio simulators.Test technicians wishing to develop their interface, can utilize Vaunix’s included LabVIEW drivers, Windows API DLL files, Linux drivers, macOS SDK examples, and more.The portable, hand-held lab brick units can also be packaged as a single rack unit for ATE stands.Click here for more information.
Assistant head coach of the home-based Super Eagles Imama Amapakabo has disclosed that the form and pedigree of players in the Abuja camp of the side will be considered in the selection of Nigeria’s final squad to the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco.Head coach Salisu Yusuf is expected to name the team’s 23-man squad for the tournament before deadline on 3 January – a day the CHAN Eagles are scheduled to depart for Rabat, Morocco for continuation of their preparation for the tournament exclusive to locally-based players.“You (the players) have to show us right now that you have it,” Amapakabo, told www.busybuddiesng.com in an exclusive chat.“There are some of them that have pedigree that if they had travelled before now, they wouldn’t have made a mark. But we’ve been in camp and they have been able to up their fitness.“It is beginning to show; camp goal will come in but most importantly, I think we are building a team that will make Nigeria proud.”With the CHAN tournament used to rate African teams in the FIFA rankings, the El Kanemi Warriors coach is hoping that the right players will be selected to do the country proud in Morocco.“Most importantly, let’s not forget also; that this competition will be used in the FIFA rankings,” he said.“We need to do everything possible….we are actually looking out for who can fit the bill.”Nigeria are yet to win the CHAN after two previous appearances (in 2014 and 2016) and will kickoff their campaign against Rwanda on 15 January in Tangier before facing 2014 Champions, Libya and Equatorial Guinea in Group C. Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Imama-December-29.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Related