NBA hall-of-famer Bill Walton attended his 855th and 856th (!!!) Grateful Dead shows this past weekend in Santa Clara, California. The Deadhead was spotted in great spirits as he danced and sang along the whole night, hanging out with fans and even band members. Walton documented the entire journey on his Twitter account. Check him out in all his 7-foot glory enjoying a lovely evening with his favorite band.
Logano is among several drivers in Houston, Texas for the festivities. Kyle Busch, Ryan Blaney, Darrell Wallace Jr. and David Ragan are also in town. BUY TICKETS: See the Daytona 500 live! With Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons fast approaching, the NASCAR community is weighing on social media with their picks for the big game. This Super Bowl marks a stark contrast to last year’s game when the home team for much of the NASCAR community, the Carolina Panthers played in the game, losing to the Denver Broncos, 24-10. RELATED: Who did drivers pick in Super Bowl 50? Among NASCAR drivers, Joey Logano and David Ragan have the biggest rooting interest in this matchup — the Connecticut native Logano is a Pats fan, while Georgia native Ragan is a Falcons fan. The two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers even made a charitable bet on the game. RELATED: Logano, Ragan make charitable Super Bowl LI bet So which team is the NASCAR community picking? Here’s a sampling below. Patriots fan as well as former crew chief turned NASCAR on NBC analyst Steve Letarte was on site as well.
By now, you may be getting familiar with the Otso features, particularly their Tuning Chip dropout system. The three position adjustable dropout alters the chainstay length by up to 20 mm, while it also raises and lowers the BB to compensate for the change in ride height for different tires. At its longest setting, the frame can run up to 29 x 2.1″ tires or 700c x 53mm.Otso previously shipped each bike with a fork that included a 15mm thru axle. That eventually shifted to riders having the option of choosing either a 15mm or 12mm axle. Now, based on customer feedback and choices, all bikes will only be shipped with a 12mm thru axle. It seems that in the road and gravel world, 12mm has become the preferred standard up front. If you’ve been shopping for a new bike, then you already know that the increased demand has made things pretty scarce. That’s part of the reason why Otso is releasing the fourth new color of their awesome Waheela C all road / gravel / dropbar MTB a bit early. Originally slated for a 2021 release, the new color is available now – just in time for fall exploring. The frames are constructed using EPS molded carbon fiber and include a number of mounting options, internal cable routing including dropper post compatibility (options for 60mm or 100mm travel in their bike builder), and a 68mm threaded BSA bottom bracket.The Matte Slate / Gray, joins six other colors that are partially available depending on the frame size required. Framesets start at $2,200 and complete bikes start at $3,600, with plenty of spec options available through the custom bike configurator.otsocycles.com
DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. From AAIA AutoFacts AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Don Gillen, national sales director, CarGo/Blue Magic Inc., Conroe, TX, died Wednesday, May 24. Gillen gave service to his profession by serving on the APAA and AAIA Board of Directors; the AAIA Nominating Committee; the APAA Government Affairs Committee, and chaired it for two years; and also served on the AAIA Government Affairs and Show Committees. He also enjoyed working with Catholic Youth as a regional advisor. Gillen is survived by his wife, Lynda; son, Phillip Lee Gillen; daughter and son-in-law, Ann Marie and Mike Frisch; brother, David; and grandchildren, Patrick Donald Gillen, Lyndon, Brooke, Sophie, Charlie and Kaytie Frisch. A memorial has been established with Resurrection Catholic School, 4900 N. Woodlawn, Wichita, KS 67220. Tributes may be sent to the family at www.downingandlahey.com , Downing & Lahey East Chapel. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement
Aaron Shelby, grandson of the company founder, has joined the board of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSI). In his new role, Shelby will work directly with Ford Motor Co. and help expand CSI globally.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“Carroll Shelby International’s strong growth over the past four years requires another talented individual on the board to maintain our momentum,” said Neil Cummings, co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International. “Joe Conway and I initially tapped Aaron to represent Shelby American at Ford Motor Co. events upon Carroll’s death to demonstrate the company’s strong future. Since then, he’s helped strengthen our solid relationship with Ford. As we continue transforming Shelby into a multinational brand and corporation, we’ll continue adding the finest minds to help reach our objectives.”“Aaron Shelby is a great addition to the Carroll Shelby International board,” said Joe Conway, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International. “The timing is ideal because Aaron is joining us just as our plans to restructure, refine and refocus the Shelby entities are coming to fruition. Much like his grandfather, he’ll contribute great energy and fresh ideas, as well as solid experience to the company. We’re pleased that another Shelby family member is actively involved in the organization.”AdvertisementShelby earned a Bachelor of Science in commerce – finance from Santa Clara University and started his career as a credit analyst at Inwood National Bank in Dallas. He then moved on to operate his own business, Mr. Bracket. The automotive accessory company distributed products through aftermarket retailers.After selling Mr. Bracket, Aaron Shelby joined LegacyTexas Bank. With his father Patrick as chairman, he continued the family’s association with the bank. With the consummation of a merger in January 2015, with another local Dallas area bank, LegacyTexas is now public and Aaron’s role has evolved to be executive vice president overseeing commercial lending and operating as the subsidiary manager overseeing LegacyTexas Insurance, LegacyTexas Title and the LegacyTexas Mortgage. In addition to banking, Aaron operates the Shelby family’s timber business in East Texas and sits on the board of directors for the Dallas Children’s Theater, Shelby Automotive Museum and Carroll Shelby Foundation.“Joe Conway and Neil Cummings have done a great job positioning Carroll Shelby International for a bright future,” said Aaron Shelby. “I want to help continue that success by leveraging my business background, close industry relationships and dedication to our family heritage. This is an opportunity to build upon the legacy that my grandfather and his board earned over the past 50 years.”
Deltares is teaming up with Rijkswaterstaat, the universities of Delft, Wageningen and Nijmegen, and organizations representing shipping and fishing to investigate the impact and properties of the re-structuring of the River Waal with river training walls. Gerard Blom signed an agreement on behalf of Deltares with the other seven organizations on 26 June.This joint study has been established to determine whether it is useful to replace groynes with river training walls at several locations in Dutch rivers.River training walls make floods less likelyDuring the past year, Rijkswaterstaat has installed river training walls in the River Waal between Wamel and Ophemert.The walls are new to Dutch rivers. They are embankments parallel to the flow of the river. The construction of the river training walls has resulted in a drastic re-structuring of the summer bed.Instead of a single main channel with groynes, there are now two parallel channels: a wide main channel for shipping and a large bankside channel. Because river training walls with bankside channels are parallel to the flow of the river, it is easier for the water to pass by when the river level is high than with groynes.That makes floods less likely.Re-structuring expected to have positive impactIt is expected that the re-structuring using training walls will have numerous positive effects, for example because of the unique way in which the river water is divided between the two channels.There are openings in the training walls that can be made larger or smaller.Rijkswaterstaat expects the training walls to have a beneficial impact on low water levels, sailing depths for shipping, the development of flora and fauna, the water regime (preventing drying-out), river management and maintenance (stopping the subsidence of the river bed and reducing the need for dredging).Five themesThe intensive research program covers five themes: technology, nature development, public and professional perceptions, management and maintenance, and costs and benefits (direct and indirect).The results of the study can be used as a basis for re-structuring operations using river training walls in the future in other locations. Deltares will produce the integrated report about all the areas monitored as part of this study.In addition, in the context of the STW Rivercare project, experts Erik Mosselman and Tom Buijse will be involved in the supervision of two doctorate studies. At Wageningen University, the focus will be on hydraulics and morphodynamics, and Radboud University will concentrate on ecology.[mappress mapid=”20770″]
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SHARE Published: June 5, 2017 6:12 AM EDT SANTA ROSA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) Fire officials say a father and son have died after the small plane they were in crashed in Southern California.The Ventura County Star reports that the victims, both from Calabasas, were a 57-year-old man and his 15-year-old son. They were pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other occupants on the plane.The Ventura County Fire Department says firefighters received a report Sunday that a small plane had crashed in Santa Rosa Valley.Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the Piper PA-28 aircraft had “crashed under unknown circumstances.”The crash happened about 7 miles (11 kilometers) west of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.Kenitzer said the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board would investigate the crash. Recommended Author: AP Former Phillies pitcher, three others die in Utah plane crash Father, son dead after small plane crash in California Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. A baby and 2 adults are killed when a small plane crashes in a Utah backyard
The government may be underestimating the severity of problems with its new digital legal aid billing system, solicitors have warned.Last month the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) announced that its client and cost management system (CCMS) would become mandatory for all civil cases from 1 April. From 1 February it will be mandatory only for special Children Act applications.However, the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) said its concerns around the system’s billing functionality had still not been addressed ‘and we fear they will not be’.Paul Seddon, chair of the ACL’s legal aid group, said only one minor issue of the 23 issues the association detailed in a report last year had been resolved.Seddon said: ‘The LAA has made no commitment to resolve serious items at the top of the list, like problems with usability and performance that will make submitting a bill on CCMS both error-prone and uneconomical.’The agency introduced the system as an online means of submitting civil legal aid applications. It was piloted in the north-east two years ago.The system was scheduled to become mandatory in October last year. In June the agency announced CCMS users would not be required to use the system for all new casework until 1 February.By extending the mandatory date to April, a spokesperson for the agency said the additional time would ‘help users become accustomed to system improvements we plan to deliver in January’.The ACL welcomed the delay but Seddon said ‘for billing it only continues to be a stay of execution’.‘Despite running years late, with budgets being revised upwards and further delays to the rollout of the system, the LAA still only seems to be fixing minor billing issues, not the significant ones of which it has been repeatedly advised,’ he added.‘This leads us to conclude that either the LAA is not able to do so through lack of resources or that it fails to recognise the severity of the issues we have raised.’