first_imgNow for the catch. You knew there had to be one, right? Like the Tubolito, these tubes are much more expensive than your average inner tube. The Aerothan tubes run between €27.90-29.90. That’s roughly $32-$35 per tube. Even the high end Silca Latex inner tube is only $16. However, if these really do offer increased puncture protection and durability, that cost may be worth it in the long run.Personally, like the Tubolito, I see these as the perfect backup tube. With all of my bikes set up tubeless, I always bring a spare tube just in case. But I hardly ever flat. And when I do, I can’t remember a time in recent memory that it couldn’t be fixed with a tire plug. That leaves me carrying heavy rubber inner tubes around for so long without using them, that I recently discovered one had a hole in it even though it had never been used. It’s a pricey spare, but the lower weight and more compact form is welcome in a flat kit where space is at a premium.schwalbetires.com Unlike most tubes that are made of rubber, Aerothan tubes are made from thermoplastic polyurethane. That helps cut down on the weight, but it also has a number of other benefits.Now Rim Brake CompatibleThe previous Aerothan tubes claimed to offer equal puncture protection to standard tubes. These new Aerothan tubes now claim to offer more than double the puncture protection with a force of 47 newtons needed to puncture the tube. Schwalbe goes on to claim that the new Aerothan tubes are the best performers for the snake bite guillotine test, and they also offer the best heat resistance.That last part is critical. The original tubes were not rim brake compatible because they couldn’t take the heat. New Aerothan tubes are capable of withstanding more than 150°C at 78km/h in a special test developed by Schwalbe. Considering road riders are the most likely to still be running tubes, and a lot of riders are still on rim brakes, this compatibility is a big plus for Aerothan.Schwalbe also states that since the material offers extra stability compared to rubber, Aerothan tubes are safer in the event of a puncture. Instead of going instantly flat, the tubes should hold their shape and slowly go flat in a controlled manner.Even though the tubes are more stable, they also claim to offer a more damped ride feel with lower rolling resistance – about equal to a latex tube.Actual weights It seems like forever ago that we were actually at a trade show, seeing new goods first hand. In 2015, that included the opportunity to check out Schwalbe’s revolutionary new inner tube made from a material they called Aerothan. While it was certainly an exciting product, it had some serious weaknesses – like not being rim brake compatible. Now that Schwalbe has been working with BASF for the past five years, it seems like they’ve perfected the Aerothan thermoplastic polyurethane material. The result is a tube that claims to be superior in almost every way.Aerothan Of course, then there’s the weight question. Schwalbe says that on a road bike you can expect up to 100g of savings per bike with normal inner tubes. Considering these may offer better puncture protection, lower rolling resistance, and a better, safer ride, the fact that they’re lighter as well is pretty impressive.On our scale, the MTB 29 and MTB 29+ came in slightly heavier than claimed at 87g vs. 92/93g, and 116g vs. 119/122g. Road tubes have claimed weights as low as 41g, and there are also tubes available for 26″ and 27.5″ Technically, there are three categories – road (race/endurance), trekking (Allround), and mountain bike (MTB & MTB+).Compared to a standard inner tube, the Aerothan tubes are definitely more compact, but not massively different in size. But the light weight is noticeable when you tuck a spare into your jersey pocket.Not all pumps are compatibleIt’s worth noting that these have a plastic valve stem, with a standard, removable valve core. However, since the valve stem is unthreaded, these are not compatible with certain pumps that require those threads to ‘thread on’ to the valve. If you’re carrying one of these as a spare, make sure your pump is compatible ahead of time!Patching If you do manage to puncture a tube, no worries. Schwalbe offers a glueless patch kit that is simple to use. Rough up the tube with the included sand paper, stick the patch on, and press.Pricinglast_img read more

first_imgShelburne Museum Director Thomas Denenberg announced that the museum’s new arts center will be named the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education after the Pizzagalli family, longtime museum benefactors and local philanthropists. Additionally, the building’s exhibition and education wings will be named for Theodore H. Church and the family of J. Warren McClure, respectively.  The Pizzagalli Center is named for James, Angelo and Remo Pizzagalli and their families.  James Pizzagalli is past chairman and a current member of the board of trustees at the museum. The Theodore H. Church Exhibition Wing is named for Theodore Church (1925-2008), an art collector and owner of St. Albans-based Superior Technical Ceramics Corp., who supported Shelburne Museum for many years. The J. Warren McClure and Family Education Wing is named in honor of the McClures’ many major contributions to educational opportunity and access at the museum for over 40 years.  ‘The Pizzagallis’support of this transformational project has been essential to its success. The Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education ensures that Shelburne Museum will continue to be a vital part of the state’s cultural landscape, allowing the museum to broaden educational offerings and serve as a hub for the community,’Denenberg said. ‘We are honored to recognize these major contributions from the Pizzagallis, McClures and Ted Church to the future of Shelburne Museum and its benefit to Vermonters.’ The Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education opens on August 18 with a ribbon cutting and day-long grand opening celebration. ‘We are pleased to support this new and important cultural and educational resource for Vermont. We believe strongly in Shelburne Museum’s mission and are proud to see the institution move forward with this building and with a year-round program of educational offerings and exhibitions,’James Pizzagalli said.  The center is part of the Campaign for Shelburne Museum, a $14-million capital campaign, still underway. The campaign also includes an endowment to sustain the ongoing operation of the center and installation of a fiber-optic communications network throughout the museum’s 45-acre campus.   Features of the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education include:5,000 square feet of gallery space that will be used for special exhibitions on a year-round basis.  An auditorium with seating for 135, allowing the museum to offer lectures, presentations and symposia.The museum’s first classroom designed for classes and programs for audiences of all ages.Design that meets the LEED certification standards of the United States Green Building Council including: use of local materials ‘such as Adirondack stone, Vermont slate and beech wood floors ‘to reduce required transportation of materials and to support the local economy; wood products selected from sustainably harvested forests;  and energy efficient heating, cooling and lighting.    About Shelburne Museum:  Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont is one of North America’s finest, most diverse and unconventional museums of art, design and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 38 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the museum’s beautifully landscaped 45-acre campus.  Shelburne’s collection includes works by the great Impressionists Claude Monet, Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas as well as a prized collection of folk art including trade signs, weathervanes and quilts.  Shelburne Museum will remain open year- round with the opening on August 18 of the new Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education.IMAGE CAPTIONS:East side of Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vt.East side of Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vt. at dusk.SHELBURNE, Vt. (July 9, 2013) — Shelburne Museumlast_img read more

first_imgSlate:It’s a good time to be a pessimist. ISIS, Crimea, Donetsk, Gaza, Burma, Ebola, school shootings, campus rapes, wife-beating athletes, lethal cops—who can avoid the feeling that things fall apart, the center cannot hold? Last year Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before a Senate committee that the world is “more dangerous than it has ever been.” This past fall,Michael Ignatieff wrote of “the tectonic plates of a world order that are being pushed apart by the volcanic upward pressure of violence and hatred.” Two months ago, the New York Times columnist Roger Cohen lamented, “Many people I talk to, and not only over dinner, have never previously felt so uneasy about the state of the world. … The search is on for someone to dispel foreboding and embody, again, the hope of the world.” As troubling as the recent headlines have been, these lamentations need a second look. It’s hard to believe we are in greater danger today than we were during the two world wars, or during other perils such as the periodic nuclear confrontations during the Cold War, the numerous conflicts in Africa and Asia that each claimed millions of lives, or the eight-year war between Iran and Iraq that threatened to choke the flow of oil through the Persian Gulf and cripple the world’s economy.Read the whole story: Slate More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

first_imgLinkedIn Email Share on Twitter Pinterest “ADHD is such a major issue, but no one seemed to be able to give a very definite answer to the long-term effect of the medication,” said Chorniy, who conducted the research with Leah Kitashima, a Ph.D. candidate at Clemson University. “For our sample population, we were able to see everyone who had an ADHD diagnosis and track their health over time to identify any potential benefits of the medication or the lack of thereof.”Compared with children who were diagnosed with ADHD but did not receive medication, those who took medication were 3.6 percentage points less likely to contract a sexually transmitted disease, 7.3 percentage points less likely to have a substance-abuse disorder and 2.3 percentage points less likely to be injured. In absolute numbers in a sample of about 14,000 teens diagnosed with ADHD, it translates into 512 fewer teens contracting an STD and 998 fewer having a substance abuse disorder. There also would be 6,122 fewer yearly injury cases for children and teens under 19 years old.The research is described in an article by Chorniy and Kitashima titled “Sex, Drugs, and ADHD: The Effects of ADHD pharmacological treatment on teens’ risky behaviors” published online this month by the journal Labour Economics. The work was supported by a grant from the Social Security Administration to the National Bureau of Economic Research.While previous research has demonstrated the effectiveness of medications in treating the core symptoms of ADHD, little has been known about the effects of treatment on health, behavioral and educational outcomes in the long run. Evidence so far points to positive effects on some outcomes but not others. A 2014 paper by Princeton economist Janet Currie and other researchers found such treatment was actually associated with a decrease in academic performance, a deterioration in relationship with parents and an increased likelihood of depression. Other work has shown some reduction in hospital visits and police interactions.“Many professionals and parents still doubt the existence of beneficial long-term effects of ADHD medication,” said Helena Skyt Nielsen, a professor in the Department of Economics and Business at Aarhus University in Denmark who has studied ADHD treatment in children but wasn’t involved in this research. “Therefore, it is extremely important to collect more hard evidence on the impact of ADHD medication. Chorniy’s paper is a great example that non-experimental impact assessments are very informative about the consequences of ADHD medication.”The current paper is the first of several research projects in which Chorniy paints a clearer picture of how ADHD is diagnosed and treated, as well as the associated short- and long-term effects of medication. One paper in the works with Currie combines South Carolina Medicaid claims, Vital Statistics records, Department of Education, and Department of Juvenile Justice data to provide an explanation for the rise in ADHD diagnoses and treatment, and look at the effects of recently approved medications for ADHD.“I think all these papers together will give us a clearer picture of the reasons behind ADHD’s explosion and the effects of ADHD medication,” Chorniy said. “Given that disadvantaged children and teens enrolled in Medicaid, a public insurance program, are disproportionately diagnosed with ADHD, these are important policy questions to address: why are there more children taking ADHD drugs today than a decade ago, what benefits do they deliver and at what cost.”center_img Share Share on Facebook New research provides some of the first evidence that medications taken by millions of American children to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) offer long-term benefits.Based on an analysis of Medicaid claims for nearly 150,000 children diagnosed with ADHD in South Carolina between 2003 and 2013, researchers including Princeton University postdoctoral associate Anna Chorniy found treatment with ADHD medication made children less likely to suffer consequences of risky behaviors such as sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse during their teen years and injuries.Eleven percent of children in the United States ages 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD and almost 70 percent of them are treated with medications. Children who are diagnosed with ADHD — a chronic condition characterized by attention difficulty and/or hyperactivity and impulsiveness — are known to be at higher risk for risky behaviors such as dangerous driving, drug use and risky sexual behavior.last_img read more

first_img[su_pullquote align=”right”]“Britain needs to be brought to the table to discuss the process of reparation, and if we can take this conversation to the higher level and make these demands… then these should become the basis of a summit.” – Professor Hilary Beckles[/su_pullquote]Vice Chancellor, University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, has renewed the call for reparations valuing £76 billion be paid to the descendants of enslaved people of the Caribbean by former European slave-trading nation, Britain. “The £20 million that they paid to the slave owners should have been paid to the enslaved. We have to make a claim to that money. We have an entitlement to that £20 million that was paid in 1834 (which) today values £76 billion,” he said. Professor Beckles made the call while speaking on the topic ‘Faked Emancipation, Insincere Independence, Reparatory Justice: A 21st Century Paradigm for Economic Growth’ at a symposium held at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge, University of the West Indies, on October 11. Observation of Emancipation Period Combines Commemoration,… ‘The Wehby Report’ Distributed to CWI Stakeholders The Professor, who is also Chair of the CARICOM Reparation Commission, further suggested that the Caribbean’s bilateral debt should be offset against the £76 billion. Read more at: Jamaica Information Service  Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… The UWI, University of St Martin Sign MOU, Marking Historic… UWI Vice Chancellor Says Caribbean in Need of Special,… Aug 17, 2020center_img Aug 1, 2020 Oct 12, 2020 Sep 11, 2020 You may be interested in… Slavery loan wasn’t fully repaid by Britain until 2015 – CARICOM Reparations Chair  A loan that was taken by the British Government to pay slave owners for the abolition of slavery in 1834 was not fully repaid until 2015. This disclosure was made by Vice-Chancellor of The UWI and Chair of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, Sir Hilary Beckles at a press conference hosted at the University of…February 22, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”Emancipation remains a work in progress – Chair of CARICOM Reparations CommissionEmancipation Day Message by Dr. Hilary Beckles, Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission We join annually with communities across the world in marking the moment in which the crime of chattel enslavement was confronted and uprooted from our existential realities. For us, the moment is August 1st; other dates are…August 1, 2018In “CARICOM”Beckles calls for High-Level International Reparations SummitProf. Sir Hilary Beckles, Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC), is calling for a reparations summit involving the governments of the Caribbean and of Europe and with representatives of their private corporations, universities and civil society organisations, to discuss their contributions to a development plan for the Caribbean. The…July 9, 2020In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

first_img OECS Commission to start using Facebook’s Disaster Maps… COVID-19 Brings New Pollution Challenge Jun 7, 2019 The June Sargassum invasion in Barbados claimed the lives of three sea turtles, six dolphins, and “countless” fish and eels, The Daily Nation reported. But surely more have perished in the months since, as sheets of the bulbous-tipped seaweed—sometimes several feet deep—have become regular visitors to the country’s eastern and southern shorelines. “We’ve had mass mortality of sea turtles that have gotten trapped under ever-thickening piles,” said Hazel Oxenford, a Barbados-based fisheries biologist at the University of the West Indies. “When the turtles try to come up for air, they drown.” Because these Sargassum beachings are primarily happening during nesting season, which runs from March until the end of October, baby turtles attempting to crawl from their eggs toward the ocean are also getting caught in it. Read more at: New Republic Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… (New Republic) “Beach, eat, drink, dance, repeat.” These are Rihanna’s favorite things to do in Barbados. In a June 7 interview with Conde Nast Traveller, the pop star gushed over her home country, a small island nation in the middle of the Caribbean. “When I’m in Barbados, all is right with the world,” she said. But not all was right with Barbados. The same day, the local The Daily Nation newspaper reported on an “invasion of the Sargassum seaweed”—a brown, leafy algae that had washed up in thick mats on the white-sand beaches of the island’s eastern shores. The next day, the country’s government declared it a national emergency. Seen from afar, the bloom looked like a coppery oil spill slicking the sea. But a closer look revealed dead wildlife entangled within it. CDB President wants faster transformation for a prosperous,… Jun 7, 2019 Related Posts Jun 19, 2020 Massive seaweed infestations are killing sea turtles and befouling beaches across the Caribbean—and scientists say it’s just the beginning. Mysterious masses of seaweed assault Caribbean islandsIn retrospect, 2011 was just the first wave. That year, massive rafts of Sargassum—a brown seaweed that lives in the open ocean—washed up on beaches across the Caribbean, trapping sea turtles and filling the air with the stench of rotting eggs. “It presented immense challenges,” says Hazel Oxenford, a fisheries biologist…June 20, 2018In “Caribbean Tourism Organisation”Sargassum an ‘unwelcome visitor’ – CTOThe Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) on Tuesday described Sargassum – which has been invading Caribbean beaches recently – as an “unwelcome visitor” which was “taking away from the beach experience for our guests”. In a statement, the tourism organisation said that it was treating the matter seriously and with urgency and…August 11, 2015In “Antigua & Barbuda”Tobago House of Assembly leader wants Regional summit on sargassumSCARBOROUGH, Tobago, Aug 4, CMC – Faced with a number of hotel cancellations, the Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Orville London is calling for an emergency meeting of Caribbean leaders to discuss the sargassum seaweed invasion across the region. “We are going to approach the national…August 4, 2015In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgHat maker Peggie Ehlers of Riverhead and Aki Goldberg Terwilliger of Aki’s Kitchen were two guests this week on “Heart of the East End.” Independent/Gianna VolpeThere’s more than a few reasons why I went with “The Heart of the East End” as the name for my weekday morning show at Long Island’s only local NPR station. The first is because it was the best suggestion I’d received from my open call on social media. But also, I’m all about getting to the heart of an issue. It brings me the deepest satisfaction I have known.That’s why when I interviewed Aki Goldberg Terwilliger about her start-up soup, salad, and sweets company, Aki’s Kitchen, on the 100th edition of HOTEE on August 27, we ended up discussing how she had once been one of only three women in an exclusive New York trading floor known as the Diamond Dealer’s Club; how she’d come from Antwerp; how her mother had told her that learning languages was an investment that nobody could ever take away from you. I asked which skills from her life as a diamond dealer has helped her most with Aki’s Kitchen. “Integrity,” she told me. That and quality. She seeks to use the best local ingredients in the food she prepares at the South Fork Kitchen, which strikes all the right chords with what folks want to hear out East.Aki had arrived some time after Heather Meehan from the East End Food Institute that morning, but they had matching messages regarding passion for local produce and that’s not by accident. The East End Food Institute runs the South Fork Kitchen on Stony Brook Southampton’s campus, where chefs like Aki and other up-and-comers like Robert Curreri — the former chef of the Ritz Tower, building his Robert’s Bakestand brand one to-die-for truffle chocolate bar at a time — grow their nest egg before investing in a commercial kitchen.Randy and Cori Kopke of the artisanal Backyard Brine pickle company, as well as Steve Amarel and Ann Corley of the North Fork Chocolate Company, are just two examples of folks who did just that at Calverton’s business incubator. It’s a model for making local businesses that really works in high cost areas like the East End. Even James Beard nominated chefs like Steve can attest to that.I am reminded of how Allison Katz of Ali Katz Kitchen, who sent me off from a visit the other day with some multi-berry scones and peach muffins, is lending her own kitchen on Mattituck’s North Road to a blossoming baker named Aiyana Edmund whose 1610 Bakehouse sourdough bread continues to sell out no matter how difficult the two try to make reserving a loaf of the stuff. It’s the type of cooperation that’s not only often necessary for success, but heart-warming too.The East End really works best when we all work together. That’s true of the entire planet and it’s a message that’s being missed now as our nation continues to divide amidst partisan politics. I asked same-sex couple Michael Dickerson and Roger Rowlett of East Hampton about that topic on Tuesday morning’s show. It has been 50 years since the Stonewall riots and 15 since the first legal same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, but Roger, who graduated from the same School of Journalism as myself, said there remains great fear for those in the gay community, particularly the population’s transgender set, as the political pendulum swings in a restrictive direction.Combating climate change is another area under siege by the current administration as water levels rise. A positive outcome is that photographers like Diane Tuft, whose journey photographing ice and snow using infrared film to reveal heat radiation that humans can’t see didn’t just lead to seeking out ultraviolet light for her book, “Arctic Melt: Images of a Disappearing Landscape.” It is also leading her to front and center seats within the art world. On August 28, Tuft received the Champion of the Arts award at Southampton Art Center’s end-of-summer soiree, Summerfest, which is one of the issues SAC’s Amy Kirwin came on-air to discuss. Another is how the Mountainfilm on Tour shorts documentary film festival screens at 25 Jobs Lane in Southampton on September 14 and 15.Monday, August 26, meant Macaroni Kid and 99walks’s Joyce Schulman in the studio for an open call to moms about gathering in the name of self-care at Sag Harbor’s Barcelona Neck for a 9:30 am walk-about on Wednesday, September 4, as well as Water Mill’s Lois Robbins on the horn amidst a limited engagement run of her one-woman show, L.O.V.E.R., ahead of a September 8’s opening night in the city.Also on Wednesday, East Hampton Trustee Dell Cullum not only explained his decision not to run for re-election, but announced formation of his non-profit wildlife rescue support group from Montauk to Wainscott, Hampton Wildlife Rescue Inc., which is now seeking a paid responder in the East Hampton area. Call 1-844-SAV-WILD for more information. On Thursday, Peggie Ehlers of Nuna Knits came on the air to show off her “game changer” felt hat and her drop-the-mic moment about responding to a consumer who tried to show a $5 paper hat on Amazon with a mouthful about sweat shop versus fair trade labor was a moment I may just savor forever.Friday morning was so special to me when my sister, Danielle, walked into the studio with two of her munchkins, Dorian, eight, and Abigail, four. I don’t see my family often, particularly in summer, so sharing the studio with them was a rare, awesome treat. All-day rain meant lunch at Sip-n-Soda and a visit to both Joel Sartore’s Photo Ark at the Southampton Arts Center and the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton before dinner on Hill Street at Paul’s, but my favorite moment of this entire summer, by far, was sitting by my sister’s side on the Flying Point Beach lifeguard chair talking about life and watching the kids flirt with the rising tide until the sky began to cry anew. The word “grateful” hardly cuts it.Gianna Volpe can be heard Monday through Friday, 9 AM to noon, on 88.3 WPPB FM, Long Island’s only NPR station, or online at www.883wppb.org.gianna@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

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