Back to the new frame design, the AL frames include multiple accessory options including 3 water bottle mounts, top tube bento box mounts, front and rear rack mounts, fender mounts, and a BLendr compatible stem plus Duotrap speed/cadence sensor compatible chainstay.Frames also have clearance for up to 700c x 35mm tires, though they will be sold with 700c x 32mm tires and TLR tubeless compatible wheels for comfortable riding on many surfaces.The new Domane AL frame will be sold in four complete builds in the form of the 2, 3, 4, and 5 disc. Pricing starts at $1,049.99 for the Domane AL 2 Disc with Shimano Claris, mechanical disc brakes, and Bontrager Affinity TLR wheels. The Domane AL 3 Disc steps up to $1,249.99 with Shimano Sora, mechanical brakes, and Bontrager Affinity TLR wheels, followed by the Domane AL 4 Disc with Shimano Tiagra, hydraulic disc brakes, and again Affinity TLR wheels. The top end Domane AL 5 Disc moves to a 2×11 Shimano 105 R7000 group with hydraulic disc brakes, and Affinity TLR wheels at $1,799.99. It should be noted that while these bikes include TLR wheels, they do not include TLR tires, so you’ll have to upgrade the tires and provide sealant and rim strips in order to take advantage of tubeless in the future.The Domane AL Disc will be available in seven different frame sizes, all with 700c wheels. Available now.trekbikes.com It also makes the move to flat mount disc brakes and 12mm thru axles at both ends.Don’t want to move to disc brakes? While all of the new Domane AL models use discs, there will be just one version of the Domane AL 2 sold with rim brakes and the previous generation frame as a 2021 model year bike. If you’ve been thinking of buying a new bike to give cycling a try recently, you’re not alone. Loads of new riders have taken to two wheels to get outside while maintaining their social distance. And while new bikes can be very expensive, the new Trek Domane AL Disc is proof that you don’t have to spend a fortune to find a very well equipped bike.Using an Alpha 200 aluminum frame with smooth-ish welds, a gently curved top tube, thin stays, and internal cable routing, the Domane AL has a better looking silhouette than the outgoing 202 model.
Joined by US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Green Mountain Power today announced a new initiative called “eHome,” a first in the nation holistic home energy services program. The first home in the program is in Rutland and is called the Energy Home of the Future. This is the first of a 100-home pilot project. It will serve as the model for energy efficiency, weatherization, and the use of innovative new alternative energy technology tools such as high tech thermostats and smart electrical plugs. As part of the program, Green Mountain Power will work with customers to update existing homes to help them use less energy, save money, improve comfort, and reduce fossil fuel use.Secretary Moniz was in Rutland on Friday and toured the Energy Home of the Future as part of his visit. He called the home the “pathway to the future” and lauded GMP and its partners for the important work they are doing to demonstrate the full value of energy efficiency and innovation.”Efficiency and the emphasis on efficiency, including in this house, is really, really the pathway to the future. We cannot solve our energy and climate challenges without efficiency playing a huge role. So that’s what you see being played out here in front of us and I want to thank the Borkowskis,” said Secretary Moniz after touring the Energy Home of the Future.US Energy Secretary Addresses Vermont Energy SummitPrior to the Rutland visit, Secretary Moniz was up Route 7 in Middlebury. There, he spoke at a Vermont Energy Summit as part of a first-hand look at how Vermont is on the cutting edge of transforming its energy systems from fossil fuels to sustainable energy.In remarks at Middlebury College, Moniz focused on the need to reduce the cost of clean energy. Vermont, he added, “really looks unique” in terms of public and private cooperation on energy issues.Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vermont) welcomed the energy secretary to the state. The department Moniz heads, the delegation said, is an “indispensable partner in almost all of Vermont’s clean energy success stories,” including the first-in-the-nation statewide smart grid, Montpelier’s district heat project and Rutland County’s path-breaking efforts to improve energy efficiency at homes and businesses. During the 90-minute energy summit, Moniz was joined by the congressional delegation and Goverrnor Peter Shumlin for the wide-ranging discussion of energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate change. The delegation highlighted Vermont’s role in leading the nation in developing advanced energy storage, smart grid integration and resiliency, cold weather heat pumps, efficiency retrofits, clean energy research, and agricultural methane digester technologies.“I believe this small state can lead the nation, which can lead the world. And that is, in fact, what we need to do,” said Sanders, a member of the Senate energy and environment committees.“The Third National Climate Assessment shows the fast-evolving impacts of global climate change – effects we have already felt in Vermont,” Leahy said. “The Secretary’s strong comments make it clear that not much time remains for us to get this right. We’ve made a strong case this weekend for the strengths that add up to make the City of Rutland, our dairy farms and Vermont as a whole ideal partners for the Energy Department on a variety of energy solutions.”“The secretary’s visit today demonstrates that Vermont is a model for the nation in our approach to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate change,” said Welch. “I applaud his strong leadership on these issues and am confident he will be going back to Washington with some practical Vermont ideas to make progress for the country on these issues.”RUTLAND, VT–(Marketwired – May 16, 2014) – GMP. Senator Sanders office. PHOTO: Secretary Moniz, right, with Governor Shumlin.
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ARMENIA: South Caucasus Railways officially took over the management of Armenian Railways on June 1 under a concession agreement signed on January 16.,Under the terms of the transfer, SCR, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Russian Railways, received 2?000 freight wagons, 58 passenger coaches, 85 locomotives and 30 EMUs from AR. All 4?300 AR staff have also transferred, according to RZD.The concession agreement lasts 30 years, with an option to extend for another 20 years available after the first 20 years of operation. RZD has pledged to invest US$400m in upgrading AR’s infrastructure and a further US$170m is to be spent on rolling stock improvement. The management of SCR intends to ‘bring AR into line with Russian regulatory standards for maintaining infrastructure and rolling stock’, with communications equipment and staff training other key areas of focus.SCR’s planned enhancements include construction of new lines between Yerevan and Batumi and between Yerevan and Poti ‘in the near future’. The country’s key freight corridors are also investment priorities, as SCR believes the network could support up to 30 million tonnes of freight per annum, a level not reached since 1988. In 2006, AR carried 2·7 million tonnes. SCR also plans to ‘promote cooperation with Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Ukraine’ — although at present, the border with Georgia is the only international frontier open to rail traffic.
Ole Miss quarterback Ryan Buchanan is one of three players vying for the starting position. Coach Hugh Freeze, who still has not named a starter, said the leading candidate has handled the pressure from blitzes the best so far in camp.OXFORD – Before Tuesday, Hugh Freeze stuck to the same script.When fielding countless questions regarding Ole Miss’ ongoing quarterback competition, the Rebels’ headman rolled out the same answer like clockwork: All three — Ryan Buchanan, Chad Kelly and DeVante Kincade — have their days where they look the best.At the conclusion of preseason practice No. 12, the answer changed.“I kind of have in my mind who’s the leader right now,” Freeze said.The next step in unraveling Ole Miss’ quarterback battle will be getting Freeze to name who that emerging player is, as he wasn’t ready to divulge that information Tuesday.But the big reveal may be coming sooner than previously expected.At SEC Media Days and several times during spring camp, Freeze said he expected to take the competition into the first two weeks of the season, using the openers against Tennessee-Martin and Fresno State to gauge who he should turn the keys over to for Week 3’s trip to Alabama.That plan could be changing. For the first time Freeze entertained the idea of naming a starter before the first game of the season on Sept. 5.“I don’t know. Right now I would say at earliest (I would name the starter) would be game week,” Freeze said.After spring practice, Freeze said Buchanan had a “slight edge” in the battle to be named the starter. The sophomore isn’t known for his athleticism, but impressed with his knowledge of the system and relatively mistake-free play.Referring to the newfound frontrunner on Tuesday only as “he,” Freeze said “he” has separated himself from the others with how he’s handled blitzes during fall camp.“Over the course of 12 practices, he’s handled blitzes much better. That may be the ultimate (factor),” Freeze said. “That’s one of the top things you have to look at in a quarterback is how does he handle that?“Is that a time that the ball comes out carelessly or a time that you’re setting the protections right and getting yourself protected to throw, standing in there taking a hit, taking care of the ball obviously and being efficient in moving the chains. Twelve practices I think I know who’s done that better. I watch closely on the field.”Coaches have been charting every throw the quarterbacks make this summer.Freeze said he had Tuesday’s practice “circled” since the start of camp, as the Rebels put an emphasis on being very physical during live team work.“We got a lot of great work in. We’ll see if what I’m feeling inside continues over the course of camp leading up to Game 1 to be verified or invalidated by practices,” Freeze said. “Today … wasn’t quite enough validation for me to say I’m all the way there yet.”Contact Riley Blevins at [email protected] Follow @Riley_Blevins on Twitter.
(Etan Thomas Facebook Post)Former NBA player Etan Thomas has called out a woman he says denied him a seat next to her on a crowded train, only to offer it up to another passenger.He wrote in a Friday Facebook post that he asked a woman if he could sit next to her on a crowded train but was told the seat was taken. Thomas, who is Black, said a White man inquired about the seat less than two minutes later and the woman obliged.Thomas said he confronted the woman and took a picture, which he later posted to Facebook. He said she called the conductor, who Thomas said was a fan of his.Thomas didn’t say where the incident took place or what train line he was on.The 38-year-old Thomas played for Washington, Oklahoma City and Atlanta in a nine-year NBA career that ended following the 2011 season.
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By The Nelson Daily SportsFor those people living under a rock, the month is April and not February.Which means golf courses should not be opening for the first time, but already have seen hoards of birdies, bogeys and pars.Still good things come to those who wait.And the wait is over as the 18-hole Balfour course begins the 2011 season this week.The Les Furber designed facility opens the driving range for patrons Monday before sending golfers out to the first tee box Friday, April 15th.“Last year we opened March 15th, so we’re a full month behind,” said Balfour club professional Brad Woods. “But last year it rained a lot in April so maybe we’re right on schedule.”Balfour is not the first course out of the starting gates.Woods said drier courses in Christina Lake, Creston and Birchbank have already seen players on the track.Castlegar is offering a modified nine until the snow backs off from some of the isolated parts of the course.The Balfour course is known a challenging course with clearly defined fairways capped with beautifully contoured greens. All these while players get the opportunity to witness the stunning beauty that is emphasized by the natural surroundings.Some of the highlighted tournaments this season at Balfour include the Ted Hargreaves Memorial, the Barry Crispin Memorial, the Seniors and Ladies Opens as well as the Men’s Match Play in late May.Call the Balfour pro shop at 250-229-5655 to make a tee time.No date on when Granite Pointe at Nelson will [email protected]
Flooding on the Nelson waterfront along with the worst June for rain on record has put the Nelson Mixed Slopitch League underwater this season.“It’s been a very trying season,” league spokesperson R.J. Warren told The Nelson Daily.“We played out first game since June 15 on July 3.”“Instead of Lakeside Ball Diamonds we’re calling them Lake Diamonds,” Warren added.The league started the season in May with 17 teams. The season was moving along briskly until June’s rains wiped most of the games.Then came the flooding along the Nelson waterfront, which cost the league even more games.The results forced the league reps to move games to Queen Elizabeth Park — two games are played each evening.Warren said league reps held a meeting to determine when, and where, the playoff tournament would be played — Salmo, Mount Sentinel or Queen Elizabeth Park.The result was an eight-to-eight vote split, which one team already folding for the season due to the cancellations.“We’re going to play the tournament at Queen Elizabeth,” said Warren.The tournament, originally set for July 20-22, begins Sunday, July 15 with preliminary round games.The Final is set for Sunday, July 22.Hopefully it doesn’t rain.