Null Winds Aerodefender aero fenders slice headwinds faster than aero wheels!

first_imgAero gains are the ultimate in getting more speed without cranking out more power. If you’ve already bought into the ‘Aero is everything’ mindset, perhaps it is time to look to Null Winds’ Aerodefender upper wheel fairings. Claiming to offer more speed in a headwind vs. aero carbon wheels (and more stability), the pointy carbon fiber wheel fairings have proven themselves in downhill coasting tests. And now you can pre-order a set over at Indiegogo…Null Winds Aerodefender carbon aero partial wheel fairingsOK, hold your judgement for just a minute, and let’s take a look at Null Winds’ claims and what they say is the science behind their Aerodefender.The basic concept is that the faster, forward spinning upper portion of a bike’s wheel & tire generates the most drag slowing the bike down. By encasing that section of the spinning wheel inside the Aerodefender partial upper wheel fairing, drag is reduced in primarily headwind conditions. And you go faster.To test out (and prove) their system, Null Winds paired two identical aero tri bikes in a roll down test into a moderate headwind, then repeated it switching riders. The result was that the Aerodefender-equipped bike was always faster, on average 7 seconds faster per kilometer!And now you can pre-order a set for your road or triathlon bike for a limited time through their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.Aerodefender partial upper wheel fairings Tech DetailsThe Aerodefender partial upper wheel fairing claim to reduce the effective wind speed that the spinning wheel is exposed to, thus reducing drag and making you faster. To do that the hand crafted carbon fairings use custom hidden internal mounting brackets that attach to you bike’s fork legs and chainstays with a mix of velcro, zip ties, and alloy hardware.The Aerodefender is available in versions for either rim brake or disc brake equipped bikes. The rim brake versions include cutouts for your brake calipers and are designed to use 23-28mm tires. The disc brake versions include more internal clearance up to 38mm tires, and can also be custom trimmed for rim brake bikes sporting larger tires.A two-piece, front & rear pair of carbon upper wheel fairings weighs approximately 700g and is available to Indiegogo supporters starting at $500 (or ~$310 for one wheel). A cheaper fiberglass version is also available starting at $360 and weighs approximately 1000g for the set.For now the Aerodefenders are made in the US. Null Wind has also partnered with popular West Coast triathlon shop Triathlon Lab who will stock the carbon Aerodefenders starting in early October, and will offer install services.The Indiegogo is a flexible crowdfunding campaign and runs for one month for pre-orders. Early backers will already get their wheel fairings as early as Oct 2018, with all backers of the campaign expected to have orders fulfilled by the end of Nov 2018.Now, go watch a ton of their expository videos on YouTube or Indiegogo, and discuss…NullWinds.comlast_img read more

Dominica reviewing new tourism protocols from CARPHA

first_img He said that meeting will provide for an opportunity to “juxtapose them against what we have in place so that we can have tourist coming in but at the same time protecting the tourist….” Oct 16, 2020 “We received a report from CARPHA advising us on some of the protocols we should put in place and the categories of the CARICOM bubble and what that entails, and who should qualify. Dominica has had no deaths associated with COVID. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have been presented with new protocols to put in place regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as Dominica moves to implement measures allowing for cruise ships to resume calls to the island. He said Tourism Minister Denise Charles, has already held talks with the representatives on the way forward and that his administration is examining the safest way cruise ships could be allowed to return here. Oct 15, 2020 CARICOM SG commends regional response to COVID-19CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has commended the health emergency response mechanism engineered by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to keep the Community free of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Secretary-General LaRocque said the inter-agency collaboration that was taking place was another example of the co-ordination required to address the…February 18, 2020In “31Intersessional”COVID-19: Clear Shifts in Demand for Energy – CCREEEThere have been clear shifts in the demand for energy in the Caribbean as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues. Like other areas, the energy sector in the Caribbean has been impacted by the virus that has caused serious disruptions worldwide. Border closures, country lockdowns and other protocols that have been…May 6, 2020In “Business”CARPHA Now Testing for Novel CoronavirusThe Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) now has the ability to do testing for the Novel Coronavirus, which the World Health Organisation has named Covid-19. The CARPHA Laboratory is accredited to internationally recognised standards and provides testing services for national laboratories, not for individuals. It takes between 24 and 48…February 13, 2020In “Associate Member States”Share this on WhatsApp More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… He said another meeting is planned for later this week “to see if we can further the discussion. Oct 16, 2020 Dominica recently reopened its borders to regional and international travel. The island has had 24 cases of the virus that was first detected in China last December and blamed for 925,000 deaths and the infection of 29.1 million others worldwide. You may be interested in… St. Lucia records more cases of COVID CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak “And then you have low risk countries and medium risk countries and high risk and what….should be put in place for each of these categories. And so we will be reviewing the CARPHA recommendations,” Skerrit said, adding that he is hoping to arrange a meeting between the stakeholders in the tourism sector and the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) to further discuss the new recommendations from CARPHA. Oct 15, 2020 Skerrit also announced that the government is in discussion with cruise lines that have expressed interest in resuming calls to the island. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, speaking on his weekly television programme on Sunday night, said the protocols have been recommended by the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and were discussed last Friday during the meeting with regional leaders. Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC “Once we have understanding between ourselves then we will share this with the public so that the public can appreciate what it is we are talking about in allowing cruise ship passengers to come into Dominica,” Skerrit added.last_img read more

Dominica Mobile Application Developers to participate in Regional Mobile Startup Competition

first_img Share BusinessLocalNewsRegional Dominica Mobile Application Developers to participate in Regional Mobile Startup Competition by: – May 29, 2017 Share 109 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Photo credit: Broadwave StudiosPress ReleaseFour (4) teams of mobile entrepreneurs from Dominica are part of the 25 finalist selected to participate in the PitchIT Caribbean Challenge 3.0 scheduled for June 13 – 17, 2017 in St. Kitts & Nevis.The finalists were selected from over 200 entries from across CARICOM, seeking partnerships, funding and even buyers for their enterprises, all competitors will pitch to a panel of judges and an audience of regional and global investors. The top 25 Startup for the PitchIT Caribbean Challenge 3.0 include 4 teams from Dominica, 3 teams from Barbados, 7 teams from Trinidad & Tobago, 7 teams from Jamaica, and one each from Antigua & Barbuda, Grenada, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and St. Lucia.The main objective of the PitchIT Caribbean Challenge is to identify the top 5 growth oriented mobile start ups in the Caribbean and to provide acceleration activity support for them. The 25 regional finalists will participate in a three-day boot camp that will prepare them to pitch in front of judges and investors and participate in an intense one-day pitch competition, for the chance to win a prize package valued at $15,000 USD, which includes $5,000 USD in seed funding, placement in a PitchIT Caribbean mHub business accelerator, all expense-paid trip to an international conferences or competitions as well as intense product development and investor readiness training. The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commissions (NTRC), the Dominica mobile hub for PitchIT Caribbean, has been working with eleven (11) mobile development startups from Dominica, Grenada and Guyana to provide an intense training course designed to get the entrepreneurs mobile application from idea to reality. Participation in this pre-accelerator program was completely free and provided the mobile entrepreneurs with the opportunity to gain startup funding.The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) has partnered with the Caribbean Mobile Innovation Project (CMIP) through UWI Consulting in 2016 to host a PitchIT Caribbean mobile hub (mHub) in Dominica. Technology entrepreneurs in Dominica have been able to enter PitchIT Caribbean via the Dominica mHub housed at the NTRC. The entrepreneurs welcomed into the program have been provided with access to a plethora of opportunities including technical, business and project management training, business incubation services, investment readiness boot-camps, mentoring and financial support. Throughout the process, emphasis is placed on real-world business-building, identifying key elements such as target markets and customers. This is the third cycle of the of the mobile startup pre accelerator training in Dominica hosted by the NTRC.Cycle 1 allowed for the NTRC to take one mobile startup company, LinkUp_ , founded by Daniel Pond and Irus Toussaint to Montego bay Jamaica to participate in the PitchIT Caribbean Startup Challenge. Cycle 2 culminated with the NTRC taking one mobile startup company, BuzzShop (founded by Curwin Breedy and Sade Samuel) to Trinidad and Tobago in December 2016 to participate in the PitchIT Challenge 2.0.Cycle 3 will culminate with largest contingent of mobile application entrepreneurs from Dominica participating in the PitchIT Carribean Challenge. The following teams from Dominica will participate in the PitchIT Challenge 3.0 in St. Kitts and Nevis:Lynck – Team Lead: Kharlen JervierOruh – Team Lead: Sade SamuelTect – Team Lead: Curwin BreedyCariFind – Team Lead: Austin LazarusPitchIT Caribbean is a program aimed at enhancing the mobile app development ecosystem across CARICOM. It is designed to accelerate mobile app entrepreneurs through the start-up life cycle, which runs from ideation to pitch, from pitch to market and from market to maturity. It currently supports 4 Hubs, one each in Barbados, Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad & Tobago.last_img read more

Jimmy Butler credits 76ers teammates for buzzer-beater heroics

first_imgJimmy Butler insists his buzzer-beating heroics in the 76ers’ dramatic win over the Nets was only possible due to the confidence of his teammates.Butler nailed a game-winner for the second time in seven appearances with the 76ers, as Philadelphia triumphed 127-125 at the Barclays Center. The veteran forward, acquired from the Timberwolves in November, knocked down a step-back three-pointer with less than a second left in a match in which the 76ers were trailing by 13 with five minutes, 38 seconds remaining.But Butler was keen to ensure that the credit for the win went to the entire team and coach Brett Brown.”[It was] another play drawn up by coach,” Butler said, via “My teammates have a lot of confidence in me to take shots late; hopefully, I make shots late as well.”I got to the spot that I wanted to, raised up, and knocked it down.”To tell you the truth, it could have been anybody. They do have a lot of confidence in me, but I got so much more confidence in those guys.”They really got us back in the game. Joel [Embiid] throwing the ball off the backboard, and everybody else making shots… it’s so fun to play that way.”Then, in the end, I just made one play out of the many that were already made.”Came out on top in Brooklyn.— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) November 26, 2018Brown was equally impressed with Butler’s work in securing Philadelphia the ball back shortly before his last-gasp intervention. “The TVs are going to replay his shot,” he said. “I hope they go a few seconds earlier and see him dive on the floor and secure a jump ball.”[It was] similar to the play he made in Charlotte where he saved [the ball] over his head and came back and made the shot, there’s another connection to his shot that he makes at the end of the game to win it for us.”He was massive down the stretch.”last_img read more

Exclusive: Vitolo reaches an agreement with Atletico Madrid

first_img After four years with Sevilla, there is an agreement between all three parties for the 27-year-old to become the first signing at Atletico this summer. Simeone wants to take advantage of the Spanish international’s versatility, given he can play at right-back as well as in a range of forward positions.  Vitolo will cost Atletico 40 million euros, which is the cost of his release clause and there was also some interest shown by Barcelona.  IN SPORT.ES Sevilla forward Vitolo Machín has an agreement in principle to join Atletico Madrid for the 2017-18 season.  Noticia SPORT: Vitolo llega a un acuerdo con el Atlético de Madridcenter_img Upd. at 10:21 22/05/2017 Regardless of the potential transfer ban, Vitolo was Cholo Simeone’s top target. The Argentine coach want to push a deal no matter what happens with the outcome of their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport — even if it means he can’t play until January 2018.  CEST Talking recently, Vitolo said that “if Sevilla intend to sell me, I will accept it, it’s a decision between both parties, so we will see. There’s still nothing yet.”last_img read more