THE BEAM Corky rearview cycling mirror is a must for both commuters and serious cyclists

first_img– Advertisement – Conceptualized in France and manufactured in South Korea, THE BEAM Corky rearview cycling mirror makes pedaling along busy roads easier and safer. The Corky mirror ensures you don’t have to look over your shoulder to see approaching traffic from behind. Therefore, it can make completing interval sets easier because you can focus on the road ahead and the data targets on your cycling computer while staying in an optimal riding position. Attaching easily to your drop bars, this system helps you stay informed while keeping your eyes on the road. Simply cork your drop bars and open the cap to expose the mirror. Corky offers 360 degrees of rotation so you can view everything around you within a 100-meter range. Its sleek, aerodynamic design minimizes air resistance while open. When they’re not in use, close the lid to keep the mirrors safe. Choose between the Road or Urban bike versions.last_img read more

Get involved in the adoption of amendments to the Law on Hospitality

first_imgThe Ministry of Tourism has proposed the Law on Amendments to the Law on Hospitality, which is available for e-Counseling, so that everyone can get involved with their proposals and advice, with the aim of making better and better decisions and laws that directly affect to the tourism sector, in this case to family accommodation.Namely, in order to grow part of the family accommodation into small family hotels, boarding houses and diffuse hotels, and enrich the overall accommodation offer, but also to encourage entrepreneurial activity of the local population and self-employment in tourism, it is necessary to design and then implement a small family hotel development program. , point out the Ministry of Tourism, and add that the measure is aimed at potential new investors, but also towards existing owners of small family hotels.It is expected that the consequences of passing the law will be raising the quality of catering services and standards of facilities in which household catering services are provided, equal position of landlords and caterers on the market, greater consumer protection due to standardization of landlord facilities, and thus fewer complaints against landlords and legislators. , enabling property owners to freely use their real estate, relieving the law of provisions that have proved inapplicable in practice, facilitating business operations and reducing business costs related to the accommodation of seasonal and field workers, effective application of misdemeanor provisions for more precise expression, all in order to strengthen overall competitiveness of Croatian tourism.Closing date is February 12. 2017 so study all of the above well and also suggest your reasoned opinion, advice and suggestions. Now is the opportunity to change things for the better, and not later on social networks, now a decision is being made, ie a new law, and now we need to give reasoned praise or criticism.e-Consulting: Law on Amendments to the Law on Hospitality ActivityRelated news:CROATIA HAS WHAT OTHERS DO NOT HAVE – FAMILY ACCOMMODATIONMINISTER CAPPELLI ANNOUNCES RECATEGORIZATION OF FAMILY ACCOMMODATION AND FAVORABLE HBOR LOANSlast_img read more

Harrington hoping experience shows

first_img Harrington said at least that offered a modicum of hope on Monday. Open week produces mixed feelings for Harrington as a decade ago his father died and he pulled out of the event at St Andrews and last year coach Bob Torrance passed away. However, Harrington is too professional to allow anything other than competing for the championship to affect him. “I’m not going to try to get emotionally involved in any shape or form,” he said. The Irishman carded a seven-under 65 to leap to 10 under and give him a realistic chance of capturing his fourth major as the championship heads for Monday finish. His previous best single-round score was back-to-back 66s on the weekend to win the 2008 US PGA, having also made that score at the Open way back in 2001. Press Association Harrington’s first win in seven years came at March’s Honda Classic, which also needed an extra day, but it is his memories of getting the job done on the final day of a major that he will be looking to use on Monday. “I always wanted to shoot 65 on the Sunday of an Open – obviously there’s another round to go tomorrow,” he said. “I’ll be certainly telling myself that I know what I’m doing and I’ve done it before and I’ll be using it to help myself for sure, having done it twice before. “Clearly things were going well for me today but I didn’t want to look up (to the scoreboard) and see somebody getting away and be disappointed. “When things are going well you might as well just keep your head down and keep going. “There’s no point in looking around and getting distracted. “I didn’t look until I finished off on 18.” The 144th championship at St Andrews is shaping up to be one of the closest in a long time with the top of the leaderboard tightly packed. Two-time Open champion Padraig Harrington’s lowest round in a major shot him into contention for another Claret Jug and he believes his experience could be a significant factor on the final day. last_img read more

USC professor’s work inspires debated ESPN channel

first_imgThe coverage of women’s sports in the mainstream media is about to get a huge boost, thanks to USC professor of sociology and gender studies Michael Messner.Katrina MacGregor | Daily Trojan In June, Messner co-authored a study for the Center for Feminist Research at USC that revealed how media giants, especially ESPN, were starving women’s sports coverage. As a result, ESPN is launching a brand-new channel, called espnW, that is marketed specifically toward women. The channel will launch online this fall, with the possibility of becoming a television channel in the spring.“They’ve made the commitment,” former professional tennis star Billie Jean King told The New York Times. “I don’t think there’s ever been this much planning, research and commitment before.”Messner’s study found that ESPN’s flagship program SportsCenter devoted only 1.4 percent of its coverage to women’s sports last year, as opposed to 2.1 percent in 2004. It also found 96.3 percent of the lead stories on SportsCenter and on KNBC’s, KCBS’ and KABC’s sports news segments came from men’s sports.Though adding espnW seems like a step in the right direction, Messner isn’t so sure.“Yes, it’s going to give women’s sports fans a place to go,” he told The New York Times. “But it might ultimately ghettoize women’s sports and kind of take ESPN off the hook in terms of actually covering them on its main broadcast.”Messner’s argument is met with mixed reaction in the female community. Although espnW will initially start out with a blog, online streaming video content and even a platform for mobile phones, it puts women on a different level, and some women see it as condescending.“For those of us that have worked really hard to keep up with the boys, that’s kind of tough to hear,” said Julie DiCaro, the author of a Cubs fan blog, A League of Her Own, to The New York Times. “It seems like this is the broadcasting equivalent of making something pink and putting sparkles on it.”The vice president of espnW, Laura Gentile, said the logo will not have pink in it and will cover mainstream sports as well as women’s sports. According to research done by each separate league, women make up a vast number of professional sports fans: 44 perfect for the NFL fans, 36 percent for the NBA and 45 percent for the MLB.EspnW will cater to this population as well, and large companies see promise in the network — as Gatorade and Nike are founding sponsors. Gentile hopes that this network can become a staple in young women’s lives.“The idea is potentially cultivating this fan base of women’s sports fans, where 10 years from now, girls are growing up truly feeling like ESPN is made for them and ESPN is truly their brand,” she told The New York Times.If that is the case, Messner and USC have something to be proud of.last_img read more

Cerro Gordo supervisors approve pay raises for elected officials, but once again turn down a salary hike

first_imgMASON CITY — The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors this morning approved the recommendation by the county’s Compensation Board that the county’s elected officials get a two-and-three quarters percent pay raise in the next fiscal year that starts in July, with the supervisors turning down the recommended pay raise for themselves. The supervisors had the choice of accepting the Compensation Board’s recommendations or approving a lower percentage of a raise for the county positions of sheriff, attorney, treasurer, auditor as well as themselves. Iowa law prohibits the supervisors approving anything higher than the board’s recommendation. Chris Watts was the only supervisor to comment about not accepting a pay raise.  “My only comment I guess would be my promise to the voters when I first ran, and this is four years in a row that the County Supervisors have taken this action.” With the pay raises being approved starting on July 1st, Sheriff Kevin Pals will annually make $109,031; County Attorney Carlyle Dalen’s salary will be $130,253; while County Treasurer Patricia Wright, County Recorder Colleen Pearce and County Auditor Adam Wedmore’s salary will increase to $80, 263.last_img read more