Righthand shift/brakeset (shift/brake lever, caliper, rotor & hardware)863g 2INpower direct-mount road power meter crankset$1400 / 1300€ Rotor 1×13 AvailabilityAll of the new Rotor 1×13 road bike groupset are in production now, and will be available for purchase in April 2019, ready to be built into a modern 1×13 disc brake road, gravel, or cyclocross bike this spring. No word yet from Rotor on the availability of their new MTB flat bar trigger shifter that will bring 1×13 to mountain bikes as well.RotorBike.com Lefthand brakeset (lever, caliper, rotor & hardware)$480 /438€ 13sp cassette 10-36 / 10-39$415 /380€ Rvolver 1×13 centerlock rear hub246g 12sp cassette 11-36 / 11-39$365 / 334€ Brake Bleed Kit$45 / 40€ KMC chain uncut269g ALDHU crankset + standard axle$300+60 / 250+50€ 12sp cassette 11-46 / 11-52282g / 314g Aluminum wheelset w/ Rvolver hubs$658 / 658€ Aluminum Rvolver complete centerlock wheels1556g ALDHU crankset + standard axle352g + 96g One of the key elements of the new Rotor 1×13 groupset is its modularity. With only a single rear derailleur, four 13-speed cassette options, and a single rear hub, you can mix-and-match with the remaining components out of Rotor’s existing offerings to build your complete lightweight hydraulic shifting & braking drop bar bike. Plus, you can even opt for four 12-speed cassette options to keep the initial cost down even lower…Rotor 1×13, 13-speed road bike hydraulic drivetrainsRotor has predetermined four standard kits at retail launch that will suit the four most likely types of rider that will want to put 1×13 on their road, gravel, or cross bikes. Each gives you the flexibility to pick the gear ratio you need, and all of the benefits of tight gearing spacing, smooth cadence steps, light weight, single ring simplicity & reliability.Rotor 1×13 Ultimate Performance kit“For competitive riders who track their performance and that are looking for climbing capacity with a lighter, more aero, and reliable groupset than the traditional 2×11 set-up. The perfect choice for those looking to enhance your cycling performance with the most sophisticated power meter in the market.”This $4900 / 4500€ kit includes all of the new 1×13 group, plus a Rotor 2INpower direct-mount road power meter crankset with a direct mount chainring, and a new set of carbon wheels with the 13-speed compatible Rotor Rvolver hubs.Rotor 1×13 Super Light kit“For high performance riders who want a super light ride for sprints, attacks, mountain passes and high-speed descents with an optimized gear sequencing for demanding climbs. Disc brake designed high-performance carbon wheels a Super Light experience that will exceed all your expectations in lightness and maximum performance.”This $3800 / 3450€ Super Light kit gets all of the same new 1×13 group components and the carbon Rvolver-equipped wheels, but swaps in a simple & light ALDHU direct-mount road crankset (NO power meter).Rotor 1×13 Adventure kit“For competitive cyclists who want a light and reliable hydraulic system with an optimized gear sequencing and wheels built for comfort and durability. 1×13 has been designed to strike the perfect balance between lightness, precision and durability with aluminum wheels to withstand the most demanding pedaling conditions.”This $2800 / 2600€ Adventure kit brings cost down a big step again, with the complete 1×13 group & ALDHU direct-mount cranks, but with an aluminum set of Rvolver-equipped wheels for 13-speed.Rotor 1×13 Compatible kit“For cyclists who want to upgrade their current transmission with a reliable hydraulic 1x system and the option to easily upgrade your hubs, wheels and cassette to 13s at a later stage. 1×12 is the entry point to the ROTOR 1×13 platform and our affordable 1×12 cassettes offer you a gear range similar to 2×11 with a lighter, more aero and reliable combination without changing chainrings at any time.”Lastly, the 1×13 Compatible kit for $2200 / 2000€ isn’t actually 13-speed at all. It includes the shift/brake setup, 1×13 derailleur & alloy ALDHU cranks, but gets a 12-speed cassette that will fit on your existing wheelset. Then if you want to go 13-speed down the road, you can always swap in the 13-speed cassette once you buy a compatible wheelset (or rear hub.)Rotor 1×13 individual component costs Rotor DM chainringsfrom $115 / 115€ Carbon wheelset w/ Rvolver hubs$1650 / 1500€ 13sp cassette 10-36 / 10-39236 g / 241g ComponentsMSRP Rvolver 1×13 centerlock front hub124g ComponentWeight Rvolver 1×13 centerlock rear hub$344 / 344€ 13sp cassette 10-46 / 10-52$415 / 400€ Shifter Bleed Kit$125 / 115€ Lefthand brakeset (lever, caliper, rotor & hardware)443g Carbon Rvolver complete centerlock wheels1476g Q-Rings 48t chainring131g 2INpower direct-mount road power meter crankset608g Rvolver 1×13 centerlock front hub$155 / 155€ Righthand shift/brakeset (shift/brake lever, rear derailleur, brake caliper, rotor & hardware)$1350 / 1230€ Rotor 1×13 individual component claimed weightsRotor claims complete road groupset weights from 1785g without a crankset. That includes both shift/brake levers, brakes with 160mm rotors, the new 1×13 rear derailleur, uncut hydraulic hosing, a new 10-36 13s cassette, and an uncut KMC chain. If you want to break it down even further, here are all of Rotor’s 1×13 individual component weight claims… 13sp cassette 10-46 / 10-52290g / 321g 12sp cassette 11-46 / 11-52$365 / 350€ 12sp cassette 11-36 / 11-39225g / 221g 12sp/13sp KMC chain$60 / 55€
Vacant for decades, the former Roeland Park pool site is being prepared for redevelopment.By Holly CookEfforts to accommodate potential developers at the old Roeland Park pool site, located at 4800 Roe Parkway, continued Monday as the city council gave preliminary approval to transition the site from a single-family residential zone to a planned general business district.The new zone would allow for a hotel and/or restaurant on the site.The extreme sports venue being considered for development by Zip KC is not specifically permitted within the zoning guidelines but could be approved through a conditional use permit, said City Administrator Keith Moody.Councilmembers also reviewed a preliminary development plan for the site depicting the potential layout for a multi-story hotel, restaurant and adventure course.Preliminary plans are required to accompany rezoning applications and Moody emphasized the outline was just a rough draft. If the current development plans do not work out the city can always apply for another change to the zoning, he said.Moody said development plan shows what the city “hopes to have” at the location.Councilmember Becky Fast questioned how serious the developers were about committing to the site. Roeland Park has received letters of intent from Zip KC and the Sunflower Hotel Group, but the documents do not obligate developers or the city to follow through with plans, Moody said. Both groups have also conducted feasibility studies on their ideas for the site, which came back positive.Moody said the hotel group had several other projects they were working on but continued to express interest in the location.“We’re in a bit of a holding pattern,” Moody said.The hotel is a key component to the location as it will drive customers to the potential restaurant and adventure course, Moody said.“It all works together,” he said.The item was placed on the new business calendar for an upcoming City Council meeting.A preliminary site plan for the redevelopment of the former pool site. Click to enlarge.
Shawnee police say they’re looking for two men who entered the O’Reilly Auto Parts near Shawnee Mission Parkway and Nieman Road last night and threatened employees with weapons.The department’s release on the incident is below:At approximately 9:40pm Shawnee Police responded to the O’Reilly Auto Parts at 6136 Nieman Rd to investigate an armed robbery. Employees at the business reported that two armed suspects entered the business and demanded money from the registers. Suspect descriptions are: S1, white male, tall and heavy set wearing a black and blue bandana. S2, white male, approximately 5 feet tall and thin build with a black and red bandana. A Shawnee Police K9 arrived in the area and searched for the suspects with negative results. At this time there is no vehicle description to provide. No injuries were reported. Detectives are continuing to investigate and will provide any additional information as it is available. You may contact PIO Maj. Larson with any additional questions.
Three next-door neighbors in Shawnee have grown closer together during the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders by crafting and selling homemade bird baths.Brigid Knipp, Peggy Beerbohm and Betty Theel were already well-acquainted before the pandemic, but when state and county authorities shut nearly everything down and told residents to shelter in place this spring, they found themselves looking for things to do.Then Knipp settled on a new idea, right around Memorial Day weekend. She took inspiration from her brother, a horticulturist in Iowa who crafts his own bird baths. She pitched the idea to Beerbohm that they could make their own.“I’m like, ‘I’m not crafty, I don’t paint,’” Beerbohm said. “Believe me, I’m not crafty. I sew.”Each bird bath is shaped by a leaf such as hosta, elephant ear, sunflower or even cabbage.But they tried it out anyway. “When we got done, we thought, oh my gosh, Betty is going to want one — because Betty was out of town at the time,” Knipp said.A few of their neighbors stopped by and took interest in their work. Theel took to the idea as well, and together, the three of them set to work.“It all started because we were all lost souls,” Beerbohm said. “We were walking as three couples, just trying to do a little socializing, anything to get out of the house — we did that at least once a day, sometimes twice a day. And we got to meet so many neighbors.”Brigid Knipp displays one of the finished bird baths in her front yard.The women have made bird baths, stepping stones and other yard art. Their bird baths are designed by imprinting leaves from rhubarb, hosta, elephant ear, sunflower and cabbage. They shape the leaves around sand and put wet cement on top. Once it dries, they peel off the leaves and paint the bird baths with acrylic paint and seal them with polyurethane, which is safe for birds and animals to enjoy.“Every one we did was a new experiment,” Beerbohm added. “It’s been a learning curve. You look at this and are like, oh my gosh, we made this.”“It’s very relaxing, calming and cathartic,” Theel added.Some of the bird baths are taking shape in Knipp’s backyard.Since then, the women have crafted nearly 40 bird baths, and sold or given away many of them. They’ve dubbed their business The Painted Bird. Beerbohm is also thinking about ways to donate or volunteer with their crafting. Knipp said she’s already experimenting on new craft projects for this winter.“I love my neighbors, love them to death,” Knipp said. “When we get together, it just makes my whole day.“If everybody could find something to do to keep them busy,” she added. “I can’t sit and watch the news, it’s too depressing.”Their products can be found on Facebook Marketplace and on the Nextdoor app. Some of their bird baths are also at Happy Valley Farm in De Soto. The Painted Bird has made an appearance at the Shawnee Farmers Market and will soon debut at First Weekends in September in the West Bottoms in Kansas City, Missouri.They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email Share Share on Twitter LinkedIn Long-term use of ayahuasca, a psychedelic drink used medicinally by indigenous Amazon tribes, may have the potential to serve as the basis for treatments for anxiety disorders, according to a study on fear reactions in rats published in the journal PLoS ONE.Ayahuasca has traditionally been used in healing ceremonies, and altered emotional states and sensory hallucinations. It is brewed from the vine of the caapi plant, along with a mixture of other native Amazon plants. Chemical analysis shows that the drink contains compounds affecting brain systems related to regulation of the neurotransmitters serotonin and MAO-A. It has also been shown to affect activity in the hippocampus and amygdala in rats, areas of the brain related to memory and emotion.A team of scientists led by Vanesa Favaro, of the Universidade Federal de São Paulo, conducted a series of studies aimed at determining whether the neural effects ayahuasca led to behavioral changes related to anxiety. Forty-six rats were divided into four experimental groups. Three groups received different doses of ayahuasca, and the fourth group received a placebo. Ayahuasca was administered daily for a period of 30 days. The rats were trained to complete two different types of mazes. Pinterest Share on Facebook They then were exposed to a fear conditioning procedure, in which they learned to associate a noise with receiving electric shocks. Fear was assessed by the time the rats froze their movements after later being separately exposed to the chamber where they received the shocks (contextual fear) and the noise that accompanied them (tone fear).The rats who received the lowest dose of ayahuasca froze longer than those in the placebo group after being placed in the contextual fear condition, but not after hearing the tone. This reaction suggests that the rats’ emotional memory formation process was affected by certain levels of ayahuasca exposure. Ayahuasca did not affect rats’ ability to learn and remember how to complete the mazes.The study authors conclude that, when used repeatedly, ayahuasca alters brain chemistry in ways that may affect certain types memory related to emotional content, but does not have the same impact on other types of memory. Specifically, ayahuasca appeared to strengthen memories of the context in which fear was experienced. Although applications of these findings in humans remain years away, the authors suggest that they may one day help to develop treatments for anxiety-related disorders and other conditions in which memory and emotion play an important role.
The United Arab Emirate-based port operator Abu Dhabi Ports has seen a 41% rise in container volumes in the first seven months in 2015 over the same period in 2014 at its flagship Khalifa Port Container Terminal.Over 772,000 TEUs were handled in the first seven months of 2015 at the terminal, up from 549,000 TEU in the same period in 2014, attributed to a rapid growth in polymer exports and transshipment activity across the Gulf.General and bulk cargo saw a growth of 21%, reaching 8.71 million freight tonnes in the first seven months of 2015.”Our ability to handle record loads across the cargo and transportation market has been facilitated by our commitment to implementing operational efficiencies and adopting next-generation technologies,” Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports, said.Over the past seven months, Abu Dhabi Ports has invested heavily in upgrading infrastructure, implementing new technologies and in buying new equipment to expand operations and continue providing unparalleled service to our clients.
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Panalpina says it will offer its customers in Ludhiana a full portfolio of services including access to an extensive global air network and international ocean ports. “Our four offices in north India, our strong market position in air and ocean freight, our capability to offer tailored supply chain solutions and our extensive local knowledge make us a leading player in this strategic region,” claims Rupesh Gupta, head of north district, Panalpina India.Panalpina’s offices in north India are in Delhi, Kolkata, Jaipur and now Ludhiana.
The model 5 crane was delivered to the DRC terminal in one piece on board the multipurpose vessel BBC Oder from Antwerp, Belgium.With a working radius of up to 51 m, the Terex crane is designed to handle containerised cargo. The second unit – set to arrive in September – will operate with an automatic twin lift spreader capable of lifting a maximum of 60 tonnes, and will also have heavy lift capacity, able to lift 125 tonnes at an 18 m outreach.MGT is a joint venture company between International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI), the Ledya Group and SCTP.The terminal was originally scheduled to commence operations in August 2016 with one berth, and complete the rest of its development – a second berth and 350 m long quay – by November 2016. The crane arrives in Matadi on board BBC Chartering’s vessel BBC Oder. www.ictsi.comwww.terexportsolutions.comwww.bbc-chartering.com
The new ferry will connect Dover and Calais; with a capacity of 3,100 lane metres and up to 1,000 passengers, the vessel will be DFDS’s largest ferry operating in the English Channel.The order is part of DFDS’s renewal of its fleet and will replace one of the six ferries currently operating in the English Channel. www.stenaroro.com www.dfdsseaways.co.uk