‘Central torso architecture’ in new bib shorts concept from GORE Wear

first_imgGORE Wear is kicking off its 2019 Spring/Summer Collection with a completely new bib shorts concept. The design is called ‘central torso architecture’ and keeps the seat insert in the correct position, helping to ensure maximum comfort.The collection comprises three purpose-built bib shorts designs – one for competitive racers, one for cyclists who spend a long time in the saddle and one for hot weather conditions. The new shorts have been designed in collaboration with Olympic cycling champion Fabian Cancellara.Head of Design at GORE Wear, Clemens Deilmann, reportedly had the idea several years ago: ‘a bib short design that stems from the central torso and keeps the seat insert in the correct position no matter what.’ After much tweaking, the new cycle apparel offering is being unveiled with the international GORE Wear athletes and current Olympic champion Fabian Cancellara for the Spring/Summer 2019 season.GORE Wear’s new ‘central torso architecture’ builds the bib shorts’ design concept around the seat insert. In common constructions the seat insert is usually applied to an engineered bib short ‘shell’. When riding, GORE Wear adds that bib short straps exert multi-directional tension on the seat insert and the stretchy fabric of the bib short.The company claims that, with ‘central torso architecture… everything revolves around the seat insert and how it is connected to the body and the bib shorts.’ This design keeps the seat insert in position – and thus provides a stable but sensitive connection between rider and bike.What all the seat inserts also have in common is the ergonomically shaped and patented GORE WINDSTOPPER Cup. This is ‘breathable in summer to prevent overheating while being preventative from wind and over-cooling.’ Related GORE Wear adds that the use of elastic stretch materials also enables range of motion for a rider’s legs while simultaneously helping to eliminate most of the usual seams thanks to clever pre-formed cuts. The wide, seamless shoulder straps and the silicone thigh cuffs put the finishing touch to the fit.Fabian Cancellara, current Olympic champion and GORE Wear ambassador, was involved in the development at an early stage, especially when it came to the fit and details such as leg cuffs, seam placement or the degree of compression. He said “The best shorts throughout my professional career were always the ones I could barely feel. And these new Race Bib Shorts are so wonderfully unobtrusive that you could simply stay in the saddle forever.”The C7 Race Bib Shorts+ use a new lightweight, non-abrasive and woven 4-way stretch material with a compact seat for muscle support without limiting range of motion – ‘ideal for competitions and hard training’. The pre-formed Expert Race seat insert provides comfort through the use of open-cell foams paired with a dense, pressure-resistant foam at the precise point where the bones meet the saddle in the extended racing position.The C7 Long Distance Bib Shorts+, made from non-abrasive knitted 4-way stretch material, is for longer rides. The straps are soft and do not dig in, the thick knit fabric is opaque, comfortable and soft, and ‘provides comfort and a safe seat even after many kilometres on the bike’. The Expert Long Distance seat insert is the same design as the Expert Race seat insert but provides more comfort in various positions on the bike (normal on longer rides) thanks to the more generous use of pressure-resistant foam.The C7 Vent Bib Shorts+ are tailor-made for the hot and humid conditions of midsummer. The fast-drying, elastic fine knit fabric of these minimalist shorts feels cool in the heat thanks to their heat and moisture-wicking properties. The fabric is non-abrasive and opaque. Cleverly placed perforations add extra cooling, even when the race heats up. The exclusive Expert Vent seat insert provides a blend of comfort and ventilation on hot days thanks to its open-cell and simultaneously pressure-resistant foams across the entire seat. It reportedly absorbs only a tiny amount of moisture and dries quickly.www.gorewear.comlast_img read more

US approves highway bill and EXIM Bank

first_imgSenators voted 83 to 16 to approve the highway bill after it cleared the House of Representatives by a 359-65 margin; the bill paves the way for USD205 billion of investment into highway infrastructure and USD48 billion for transit projects over the next five yearsThe passing of the law marks a significant step towards improving the USA’s ailing transport infrastructure. This was the first long-term highway bill signed in a decade.In a bonus for US manufacturers and exporters, the legislation saw the reauthorisation of the US Export-Import Bank (EXIM).HLPFI has reported extensively on developments at the EXIM Bank. Many were disappointed when its charter expired in June 2015, meaning the bank could not engage in any new business. Supporters said thousands of organisations relied on the EXIM Bank to fund or guarantee international transactions deemed too risky by commercial lenders.Despite opposition from Republicans, the EXIM Bank’s charter has been restored until September 30, 2019, subject to a number of regulatory reforms and a lower lending limit. “This bill is not perfect, but it is a common sense compromise, and an important first step in the right direction,” said US President Barack Obama ahead of the bill signing.”I look forward to signing this bill right away, so that we can put Americans to work rebuilding our crumbling roads, bridges, and transit systems, reauthorise the Export-Import Bank that helps our companies compete around the world, and give local and state governments and employers the certainty they need to invest and hire for the long term.”www.exim.govlast_img read more

Conveyancers’ regulator to cut fees

first_imgThe specialist regulator for conveyancers plans to cut regulatory fees for all firms by a fifth, it was announced today.The Council for Licensed Conveyancers said it intends to apply an ‘across the board’ cut of 20% to practice fee rates from 1 November. Rates have been frozen for the past four years. Rates for contribution to the body’s compensation fund ‘will remain flat’.CLC chief executive Sheila Kumar said savings to the regulator’s cost base would ‘begin to be realised’ this year and ‘can be built into our planning for the coming years’.She said: ‘Alongside the review of the CLC’s handbook that is now underway, these changes demonstrate our commitment to ensuring that specialist regulation of specialist property lawyers is as tailored and proportionate as possible so that we continue to support innovation and growth in the sector.’The CLC is expected to consult on fee details in the next few weeks.The announcement comes a month after the CLC’s business plan stated that there would be a review of the regulatory fees framework ‘on the back of reductions in staff numbers and streamlining of CLC activity’ in 2015.   After relocating from Chelmsford to London in August, the CLC’s 2015 annual report showed that it realised over £1m from the sales of its Chelmsford office and a nearby storage unit.However, there was also bad news for conveyancers today, after research by search provider SearchFlow showed that only a third of practitioners carry out electronic anti-money laundering checks for all transactions.According to SearchFlow’s conveyancing sentiment survey, 38% of conveyancers never carry out electronic identity checks to verify the customer’s identity; 29% ‘sometimes’ carry out electronic checks.The findings showed sole practitioners were most vulnerable to fraud, with 5% carrying out electronic checks compared to half of larger firms (15 or more partners).SearchFlow managing director Greg Bryce warned that money laundering schemes were ‘continually’ adapting, but that many conveyancers are ‘still merely asking to see their clients with their documentation’.He said: ‘Conveyancers are leaving themselves open to criminal activity that can seriously impact their careers and reputations.’last_img read more

Samaritans, Wildlife Trooper Save Stranded Seal

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享When a seal pup turned up alone and in harm’s way on a beach near Ninilchik on Saturday, good Samaritans stepped in and called Alaska Wildlife Troopers. NOTE from ASLC: In most cases, young wildlife found alone are not abandoned. Normally their mothers are out of sight, but nearby. If you see a young animal you believe to be orphaned, report your concerns to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game office or Alaska Wildlife Troopers post nearest you. Responding Wildlife Trooper  Cassandra Hajicek of the Soldotna Post: “Eagles were attacking (the pup) and he was unable to fend them off.” According to Troopers: “Last we heard, the little fella was looking healthy, eating, and settling into a safe and nurturing environment.”center_img For a listing of AWT posts, visit https://dps.alaska.gov/awt/contact The Samaritans snatched the seal pup and cared for it until Wildlife Trooper Hajicek arrived, according to Troopers.The seal was transported to Soldotna where Alaska Sealife Center staff were waiting to take him to their rehabilitation facility in Seward.last_img read more

‘Untouchables’ list growing,’ says Pangilinan, as DOJ report clears Duque

first_imgOpposition Senator Francis “Kiko’’ N. Pangilinan today said Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III being unpunished ‘’is no longer surprising.’’Senator Francis Pangilinan (Senate of the Philippines / MANILA BULLETIN)Pangilinan said Duque thus joins other key officials in the Duterte administration freed of punishment for acts while in office. He made the observation after it became known that the Task Force Philhealth report submitted by the Department of Justice did not recommend any sanctions against Duque.
These are Faeldon in both BoC and Bucor, Lapeña in BoC, the Tulfos in DoT, Aquino in the NFA,  Laviña in NIA, Aguirre in the DoJ, Albayalde and Sinas in the PNP and so many others,’’ he said.“And now, Duque (ex-officio chairman of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) board . The list of corrupt and incompetent untouchables under this administration is getting longer,’’ he added.Pangilinan, president of the Liberal Party (LP), said “condoning corruption, illegality and incompetence will only lead to more corruption and incompetence.’’On Duque’s exoneration, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said “this is only the beginning’’ as other investigations by bodies like the Office of the Ombudsman continue. SIGN UP TO DAILY NEWSLETTERCLICK HERE TO SIGN-UPlast_img read more