NAHBS – Cherubim Midnight Blue Chrome Beauty

first_imgFrom the old-skool Campagnolo lever shifters to the wild chrome tube seat and handlebar/stem, this bike was one of the more eyecatching rigs at the show. Full gallery after the break…UPDATED: More photos added at bottom! NAHBS 2010 – Cherubim didn’t disappoint this year.  Although there were no torpedo-themed sloping top tube racers, this midnight blue and chrome masterpiece combines old and new with some very clever and unique touches. Rear shifting is handled by this downtube lever.  Before you check out the trick cable run below, take a moment to admire the lugs with inset painting.  Lots of builders paint the edge of the lug where it meets the frame, not too many also paint (or have) the edge where it meets the headtube.Say what you will mechanics, but this is one sweet hidden cable run.The gold chain and cassette up the bling level, but it all works together for an overwhelmingly attractive package.Chrome bar tape?  Actually, it was a little soft, so it is tape, but super shiny.  The brake levers are simply stunning for the presence they give to the handlebar.  Cables are run inside the bar until just before it meets the stem.The lighting at Cherubim’s booth, which was nothing more than a few cheap, multi-bulb floor lamps, was well placed and made the bikes seem larger than life with all the reflective chrome.Everything else you might want to know about Cherubim.UPDATE: New photos added below on 3/6/10. Some original clipless pedals.  The shoe slides in, then the rider presses the slider in to lock the cleat into the pedal. Some original downtube hand lever from shifters artfully blend the old with the new (above and below).last_img read more

Broadway Grosses: The Waitress Box Office Heats Up with Jason Mraz’s Broadway Bow

first_img View Comments It’s amazing what baking with Jason Mraz can do! The two-time Grammy winner made his Broadway debut in Waitress as Dr. Pomatter on November 3, and the musical grossed $900,167 this week, earning $172,772 more than its previous week at $727,395. That figure put the Sara Bareilles-scored show at 88.3% of its earning potential. This marks the best weekly gross for Waitress since June when Bareilles herself starred in the production. Waitress also came in at 90.86% by capacity. It seems audiences want a taste of Mraz’s golden vocals live at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The singer-songwriter will continue in the production through January 14, 2018.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending November 5:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. Hamilton ($2,929,235)2. Springsteen on Broadway  ($2,389,610)***3. Dear Evan Hansen ($1,701,864)4. The Lion King ($1,645,163)****5. Wicked ($1,514,501)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Chicago ($564,819)4. Junk ($454,752)*3. Latin History for Morons ($394,498)**2. The Play That Goes Wrong ($332,744)1. Time and the Conways  ($294,552)FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. Come From Away (101.88%)2. The Book of Mormon (101.77%)3. Hamilton (101.76%)4. Dear Evan Hansen (101.21%)5. Meteor Shower (100.49%)***UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. The Play That Goes Wrong (74.06%)4. Latin History for Morons (73.32%)**3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (69.12%)2. School of Rock (68.03%)1. Miss Saigon (61.36%)*Number based on two preview and five regular performances**Number based on six preview performances***Number based on five performances****Number based on seven performancesSource: The Broadway League Jason Mraz(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser)last_img read more

VSP investigation finds no China crime

first_imgby Timothy McQuiston Vermont Business Magazine Department of Public Safety Commissioner Thomas D Anderson issued the following statement in response to Governor Scott’s request that the Department of Public Safety (DPS) review its files for any previous investigation related to claims arising from or in connection with a trip to China in 2013 by then Governor Shumlin and others. Anderson said that the Vermont State Police investigated allegations made by Attorney Brady Toensing in 2014 that a Vermont state employee was arrested while on an official trip to China in September 2013. The issue came up again last week after Stowe Attorney Russell Barr made an allegation outside the Lamoille County courthouse that a state official had sex with a minor in China(link is external).In November 2017, the Barr Law Group made a public records request to the Attorney General’s Office for records pertaining to “an arrest, detainment or holding of any state employee while traveling overseas in promotion of the Vermont Regional Center and its related projects.” The Attorney General’s Office then issued a press release that stated it immediately conducted a document review and found “no records relating to the arrest, detainment or holding of any state employee while traveling overseas in promotion of the Vermont Regional Center and its related projects.”Barr is representing investors in the Jay Peak EB-5 fraud case against the state. His allegations did not identify who was involved, according to him, in either the crime or a coverup.Toensing has been a Republican party official in Vermont and perhaps is best known for his effort to have federal authorities investigate Jane Sanders(link is external), wife of US Senator Bernie Sanders, in the financial collapse of Burlington College, of which she is a former president.Commissioner Thomas D. Anderson’s Statement Regarding 2013 China Trip by Vermont Officials:”On October 22, 2014, Attorney Brady Toensing submitted an electronic complaint to the Vermont State Police (VSP) Internal Affairs Unit alleging a Vermont state employee was arrested while on an official trip to China in September 2013.  The employee was not identified in the complaint nor was the reason for the arrest. The complaint submitted by Attorney Toensing also claimed that members of the Vermont State Police Executive Protection Unit (EPU) traveled to China and that “it is believed that the security detail . . . would have been aware of that arrest.”  “Attorney Toensing also claimed that the EPU officers “should have reported the possible illegal conduct of a state employee who was on official state business” and that “no such report has been made.”  The complaint was not specific as to where or to whom this report should have been made.  The complaint made no allegation of criminal conduct occurring in Vermont or any violations of Vermont law.”In response to this complaint, the VSP Internal Affairs Unit (IAU) conducted an investigation of Attorney Toensing’s allegations.  Then Lieutenant and Director of IAU, Ingrid Jonas (now Major Jonas) conducted the investigation.  During her investigation, she spoke with Attorney Toensing who declined to identify the source of his information and he provided no additional information on the nature of the crime, where specifically it was committed, when it was committed, or who committed it.  Lieutenant Jonas’ investigation also determined that members of the VSP EPU did accompany then Governor Shumlin on a trip to China.  She also determined that no member of the security unit was arrested during this trip nor did they have any information about any state employee being arrested or engaging in criminal conduct while on this trip.   Lieutenant Jonas also spoke with a non-DPS employee who was on this trip and that individual likewise provided no information substantiating Attorney Toensing’s complaint.  Based on a lack of any evidence substantiating Attorney Toensing’s complaint, the IA investigation was closed.  Attorney Toensing was advised of results of the IA investigation in January 2015.”Under Vermont law, the VSP Internal Affairs Unit is mandated to investigate “all allegations of misconduct by [state police officers].”  20 V.S.A. § 1923.  The IAU does not investigate allegations of misconduct by non-sworn VSP employees.   With respect to a criminal investigation, Attorney Toensing’s complaint was vague, non-specific, based on his “beliefs,” and did not allege any violations of Vermont law.   Accordingly, there was no legitimate basis to have the Vermont State Police open a criminal investigation based on Attorney Toensing’s complaint or the subsequent IA investigation.”Recent press accounts have reported allegations by Attorney Russell Barr of criminal activity during the 2013 China trip.  At this time, neither the Department of Public Safety nor the Vermont State Police have received any complaints other than the 2014 Toensing complaint alleging criminal activity or other misconduct by an individual during this trip.  To the extent Mr. Barr or any other individual has evidence of criminal activity or misconduct by Vermont employees during this trip, DPS joins the Governor and the Attorney General in calling on that person to provide it to law enforcement.”The Department of Public Safety and the Vermont State Police have a fundamental constitutional and ethical obligation not to launch criminal investigations of Vermont citizens based on rumor, innuendo, or which are solely politically or financially motivated.  The Department of Public Safety and the Vermont State Police will investigate all allegations of violations of Vermont law which are credible and supported by evidence.  Should such information and evidence be provided in this matter, the Vermont State Police will carefully review it and take whatever investigative steps are appropriate and necessary.”RELATED:November 2017 Request by Barr Law Group(link is external)(link is external)November 2017 AGO Response(link is external)last_img read more

Leahy: John Lewis was an American hero among us

first_imgStatement Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Passing Of John LewisJohn Lewis was an American hero among us, a lodestar who drew us closer to our ideals. He was a dear friend and mentor to me on civil rights and so much else.I felt honored when he called me his brother and when he came to Vermont last year for a night at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington that none of us will forget.  Our work together on the bill to restore the Voting Rights Act that I’ve introduced in the Senate, as John and others have done in the House, has also generated such profound and lifelong memories. This loss is felt so deeply by Marcelle and me and by so many in Vermont and across our nation.[NOTE:  John Lewis and Patrick Leahy have worked closely together in many ways and over several decades, including on the leading bill to remedy the Supreme Court’s Shelby County decision, which gutted the Voting Rights Act.  Leahy is author and chief sponsor of that bill in the Senate — the Voting Rights Advancement Act — and John Lewis has been a leading supporter of the counterpart bill in the House.  Last year Leahy introduced John Lewis in his appearance at the Flynn Center in Burlington.  Leahy today has posted several photos of John Lewis on his Twitter and Instagram pages.Senator Patrick Leahy. July 18, 2020Lewis died Friday night at the age of 80(link is external) after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December 2019.last_img read more

Are Americans financially capable? We find out with Filene Research Institute’s Ben Rogers

first_imgby by. Mike LawsonAre Americans financially capable? Well, we’re about find out in a new study conducted by Filene Research Institute and partner George Washington University. Filene’s own Ben Rogers joins us to provide the inside scoop on this study that will focus on financial capabilities of four demographic groups in the USA: young adults, pre-retirees, women, and Hispanics. Each demographic will have its own report released each quarter — expect the young adults report any day now.Along with the specific groups being studied (and why they were chosen), Ben also provides us with why the study is being conducted, how it will help credit unions develop new products/services and conduct successful marketing campaigns. There’s a lot more in this info-packed episode with Ben, so check it out and let us know how this type of data can benefit your credit union.Also, our apologies on the video quality. We believe the dreaded Polar Vortex that plagued the Midwest during this interview is responsible for the cantankerous connection. But the content is all there! Enjoy!Visit:filene.org continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The Timken Company Elects Ward J. ‘Tim’ Timken, Jr. as Chairman

first_imgCANTON,OH — The Timken Company announced its board of directors has named Ward J. “Tim” Timken, Jr. chairman, effective August 15. The appointment follows the July 29 United States Senate confirmation of W.R. Timken, Jr. as U.S. Ambassador to Germany and his subsequent resignation as chairman and member of the Timken board, effective August 14. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementThe new chairman, 38, joined The Timken Company in 1992 and was elected to the board in 2002. In April 2005, he was named vice chairman while continuing to serve as president of the company’s Steel Group, guiding that business, which had $1.2 billion in sales in 2004, to record levels of profitability. Upon his resignation, former chairman W.R. Timken, Jr. said, “I leave The Timken Company with a sense of pride and a tinge of sadness after an affiliation of more than 47 years. However, I have great faith in the new leadership and an excellent board of directors. I am confident this company is poised for continued strong growth.” “We are grateful to Ambassador Timken for his visionary leadership as chairman over 31 years,” said Robert W. Mahoney, chairman of the Timken board’s governance committee and retired chairman of Diebold. “Under his leadership, the company has grown six-fold and become a global leader in both the bearing and alloy steel industries. Our recently released six-month earnings report shows the company achieving record sales and profits and with a very strong balance sheet, adding to Ambassador Timken’s great legacy. “The new chairman’s track record at Timken suggests a new legacy of leadership is in the offing,” Mr. Mahoney continued. “Tim Timken provided strong leadership to the Steel Group and has been a valued member of the board for the past three years. He has earned our respect, and we are confident that Tim will carry on the highly successful transformation of the company,” Mahoney said. AdvertisementSince its founding by Henry Timken in 1899, the company has had five chairmen, all Timken family members. After becoming a public company in 1922, the company adopted a practice of engaging professional executives to lead the company. Timken and James W. Griffith, president and CEO, 51, will work together within the office of the chairman. “It is a great honor to be entrusted with leadership as we fulfill a new vision and continue to build momentum in pursuit of strategic global growth,” the new Chairman Timken said. “I look forward to working with our leadership team as an advocate of our core values, to enhance our brand reputation, and to build upon our expertise in friction management and power transmission.” Before leading the Steel Group, Timken served as a corporate vice president in the office of the chairman. He played a key role in the 2003 acquisition of The Torrington Company, which was instrumental in the company’s strategic transformation. The Torrington acquisition is the largest in Timken’s history, increasing the size of the company by 50 percent and providing a broader range of friction-management products and services. He also has extensive experience in international business, including key positions with the company’s operations in Europe and Latin America in the 1990s. In addition to his strategic development and leadership role at this Fortune 500 company, he continues to be responsible for government and community affairs. AdvertisementTimken holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. An active member of civic and business organizations, he serves on several boards, including the American Iron and Steel Institute, the Ohio Steel Council, the Ohio Business Development Council, the Stark Development Board, the Henry & Louise Timken Foundation, the Timken Foundation and the Timken Charitable Trust. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

Kennedy Wilson poaches Blackstone manager for European push

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Cooper Standard Names Zabriskie VP, Global Tax & Treasurer

first_img“Jim brings over two decades of leadership, problem solving and strategic planning expertise to his new role,” said Banas. “As we welcome Jim to his new position, we also thank Glenn and Bob for their significant contribution and dedication to Cooper Standard.” Zabriskie brings more than 25 years of extensive global treasury and finance experience, including leadership roles of increasing responsibility during a nearly 16-year career at Tenneco and Federal-Mogul. In his new position, Zabriskie will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s global treasury and tax functions. Zabriskie replaces Glenn Dong, who served as VP, treasurer since 2009 and Robert Johnson, who served as VP, tax since 2005, both of whom recently left the company. 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. Zabriskie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He also completed the High Potentials Leadership Program through Harvard Business School Executive Education.,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 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.  Cooper Standard recently announced the appointment of James Zabriskie to VP, global tax and treasurer, effective May 6. Based at the company’s world headquarters in Northville, Michigan, he will report to Jonathan Banas, executive VP and CFO. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Most recently, Zabriskie served as VP and treasurer of Tenneco, Inc., which merged with Federal-Mogul in 2018. During his tenure at Tenneco and Federal-Mogul, Zabriskie directed global treasury operations, led the global tax department and oversaw investor relations. Previously, he held treasury and finance leadership roles of increasing responsibility at Collins & Aikman Products Co., Visteon Corp. and Ford Motor Co. 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.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Linde acquires 10% stake in Hydrospider

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Private operators to be encouraged under railway reform plans

first_imgTHAILAND: State Railway of Thailand is likely to be abolished under a wide-ranging reform programme planned by the interim military government.Giving a briefing on railway investment in Bangkok on July 23, Dr Chula Sukmanop, Director-General of the Office of Transport & Traffic Policy & Planning, said the government saw restructuring of the rail sector as a prerequisite to support greater investment in the country’s main line network.‘We cannot use SRT as a leader any more’, Sukmanop said. Vertical separation is envisaged through the establishment of a railway authority to manage the infrastructure and oversee investment projects. An independent regulatory body would also be established, and private operators would be encouraged to enter the market.While the administration of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had planned construction of four 1 435 mm gauge fast passenger lines to link Bangkok with regional centres, the interim National Council for Peace & Order is prioritising double-tracking of the existing 1 000 mm gauge network. This would cover an initial five sections of route totalling 734 km:Lop Buri – Paknampo, 143 km;Chachoengsao – Kangko, 106 km;Prachobrirekhan – Chumpon, 167 km;Mubkrabai – Jira, 134 km;Jira – Khon Khan, 184 km.NCPO has not indicated a timescale or budget for the planned works, but Sukmanop said the Ministry of Finance had agreed to provide loans for land acquisition to expedite the programme. Funding would also be made available for the purchase of new locomotives, coaches and multiple-units, he added. The investment programme is being given added impetus by a desire to provide more capacity for potential international services if and when long-planned links to Vientiane and Phnom Penh become operational. Cross-border railway progress is again in focus as Thailand and its neighbours prepare for the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community free trade area at the start of 2015.NCPO is also understood to be assessing the viability of a programme of gauge conversion, which has been discussed over several decades. The country has 4 000 km of metre gauge line, but just 29 km of 1 435 mm gauge on the newly-built link between Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi Airport.last_img read more