Elevator Repair Service’s Political Riff Arguendo Begins Performances at the Public

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2013 Featuring a breathtaking projection design by visual artist Ben Rubin, Arguendo tells the story of a provocative 1991 Supreme Court case (Barnes v. Glen Theatre) in which a group of exotic dancers cite the First Amendment to challenge a ban on public nudity. ERS stages the oral argument of the case verbatim—with their signature theatricality and wit, of course. Related Shows The complete case of Arguendo includes Maggie Hoffman, Mike Iveson, Vin Knight, Susie Sokol and Ben Williams. View Commentscenter_img Arguendo Arguendo was co-commissioned by the Public Theater, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Wexner Center for the Arts at the Ohio State University. Every performance on Wednesdays and Sundays will be followed by a talkback with Collins, who also serves as Elevator Repair Service’s Artistic Director. The acclaimed theater ensemble Elevator Repair Service returns to the Public Theater with Arguendo, which begins performances on September 10 at the Public’s LuEsther Hall. Directed by John Collins, the playful political riff will run through October 6.last_img read more

Civilian Personnel

first_img5 N. Seller Ave., Bldg. 3000661-277-3840The Civilian Personnel Officer executes Title V administration on behalf of the Installation Commander Serviced population for nearly 4,900 APF employees and 244 NAF employees.• Advisor to 412 TW/CC and all supervisors for civilian personnel programs, civilian resource management and over hire management.• New employee in-processing: schedule physicals, drug testing, suitability and equip security application.• Provides strategic Human Capital planning, recruitment advice, hiring plan OPR, labor market assessments.• Advise/process adverse/disciplinary actions, labor relations, workers comp.• Provide guidance regarding employee policies such as leave, absence, hours of work, workers compensation, drug-alcohol abuse,etc.• Administers 412 FSS NAF human resource program (244 employees).last_img read more

68th Rescue Flight (Guardian Angel Formal Training Units)

first_imgThe 68th RQF instructs and trains pararescuemen and combat rescue officers in advanced skill upgrades and proficiency training in order to meet combat capability requirements and integrate with joint combat forces in support of joint force commander and combatant commander taskings. This enables the community to provide Combat Air Forces with standardized capabilities and tactics and the complete spectrum of personnel recovery for multiple geographic combatant commanders.last_img

Keesler Air Force Base Civilian Opportunities

first_imgFederal jobsVisit www.usajobs.gov to search for Department of Defense jobs at Keesler or Gulfport.NAF jobsFor information about service jobs, including openings in lodging, marina, recreation areas and more, (nonappropriated fund positions) visit https://keesler81fss.us/HRO2.html.Exchange jobsFor Base Exchange jobs, visit the AAFES career page at http://odin.aafes.com/employment and search for Keesler. Search for jobs at Gulfport’s Navy Exchange and Navy Lodge at www.mynavyexchange.com/nex/work-for-us.last_img read more

Standert Kreissäge RS Scandium race road bike cuts faster with modern updates, wider tires

first_imgStandert’s Italian-made Scandium alloy Kreissäge RS road bike is faster than ever, thanks to a new rally sport upgrade. Building on the successful disc brake update of the Kreissage which debuted less than a year and a half ago, the new RS gets a wider & more integrated modern road overhaul, without any increase in pricing.Standert Kreissage RS lightweight Scandium road race bikeThe Kreissage, named after a circular saw for how it slices through both packs of road racers and all manner of roads themselves, gets another modern road update. Using the same lightweight & stiff premium Scandium alloy tubeset, the Kreissage RS is still designed in Berlin and manufactured in a workshop in northern Italy.It carries over the exact same race-ready geometry as before, including Standert’s own Project Compact sizes delivering uncompromised fit & handling for even smaller riders. Even with added tire clearance in the updated RS, chainstays remain compact for rocket-like acceleration.What’s new in the Kreissage RS?Bigger tires for even road racing is a huge trend – offering more comfort over rough roads, but also improved grip, control & lower rolling resistance from running lower tire pressures. The new RS adds just a couple extra millimeters of space, but enough to bring it up to 700c x 30mm tire clearance with a little room to spare.The other big road trend is more integration. The older Kreissage already routed brakes & electronic wiring inside, but featured external mechanical shift cable stops. Now with more wired & wireless electronic build options available, the new Kreissage RS updates internal routing with modular cable port, and adds a new setup that lets buyers bolt-on removable external stops for mechanical drivetrains.The improved internal routing is in part thanks to an updated custom, internally-machined T47 bottom bracket shell that makes room for the wiring and helps get the stays wider to fit 30mm tires.Kreissage RS pricing & availabilityThe new Kreissage RS is available now from Standert for in six complete bike builds, and four frameset paint jobs in seven sizes. But even though they’ve just launched the RS update, a number of sizes and paint jobs are already out of stock. Standert says they were surprised by the quick response, but happily, and have already put their Italian frame builders on notice to start crafting the next batch to replenish stocks (expect those out to be back in September, after Italian summer holidays).The 1,360g (56cm) Kreissage RS frameset with a tapered full carbon fork, Acros headset & BB of your choice still retails for 1300€.Complete bikes start at 3000€ with a SRAM Rival 22 mechanical groupset, then climb to 5250€ with Dura-Ace Di2 or SRAM Red eTap AXS, before you start adding-on more extras like premium carbon wheels, power meters & such.all photos c. StandertStandert.delast_img read more

Serotta Debuts New “Colorado Ready Custom” Bicycle Deal

first_imgSerotta has introduced a line of prêt-à-porter semi-custom steel bikes with the hopes of introducing a new generation of folks to their brand.Without dropping the coin to get the full custom Serotta fit and build experience, their new Colorado Ready Custom program builds up a bike for under $4,000 using one of 18 “ready custom” frame sizes developed from their 38 years of bike making experience.Shown above is the Colorado with green trim. Check past the break for gray and a closeup of the headtube. Oh, and the full press release… PRESS RELEASE: Serotta, leading manufacturer of hand-built bicycles for over 38 years, introduces the Colorado Ready Custom, at under $4,000 for a complete bike. The new model will preview at Interbike, and highlights the company’s devotion to quality for a wide range of cycling budgets.“We’re really excited to introduce Serotta’s unrivaled performance to a new generation of cyclists,” states Founder Ben Serotta. “The Colorado Ready Custom incorporates all our all of bike building and fitting experience and puts it into a package that is more affordable and accessible to those who wants to experience the caliber of a Serotta ride.”The heart of the Colorado Ready Custom is the frame.  Designed and crafted by hand in Serotta’s state-of-the art facility with painstaking attention to every detail each showcases Serotta’s blend of form, function and heritage. Behind the highly responsive, smooth ride is the C5S Colorado Concept triple butted tubing, exotic steel engineered and produced exclusively for Serotta by Columbus of Italy. The 18 Ready-Custom size configurations are based on analyzing the tens of thousands of actual custom frames the company has produced over its 39-year history.With the Colorado Ready Custom, Serotta also introduces its Tried & True build packages.  Whereas most bike builders water down component lines to cut costs, Serotta takes a no-compromise approach to parts selection.“These are great value recommendations we’d make to our friends and family.  They perform with great reliability and of course the cockpit supports our approach to proper fit…hence the name, Tried & True,” says Steve Fairchild, Director of Dealer Sales.  Tried and True kits feature parts from SRAM, Shimano and other leading manufacturers like Deda Elementi, 3T and Selle Italia.The results are bicycles with superior fit and performance from stem to stern enabling the Colorado owner to ride faster and farther with the least amount of effort in the greatest comfort. The Colorado Ready Custom will be available beginning this fall through the nationwide network of Serotta dealers or by contacting Serotta directly through Serotta Concierge, the company’s on-line presence.last_img read more

Easton Brings Carbon Road, Mountain Bike Wheels, Parts Down a Price Peg, Disc ‘Cross…

first_imgEaston’s expanded their EC70 lineup, bringing their performance carbon fiber parts to both road and mountain bikes at more affordable prices than the top level EC90.The EC70 SL road wheels are a carbon/alloy hybrid that has an alloy rim bead and brake track with a structural carbon aero section that not only serves as the aero fairing but also the spoke bed. Weight is 1660g and they’ll retail for $1,500. Rim is 42mm deep and 15/20mm wide inside/outside. They’re available with three interchangable freehub bodies for SRAM/Shimano 8/9/10, a new 11-speed Shimano version and a Campagnolo one. Really, the 11-speed version will work for S-branded 9/10 speed cogs with a simple spacer, so best to just go ahead and future proof as much as you can… Close up of the road rim profile. The EC70 SL3 compact handlebar has a short 130mm drop and 75mm reach. It has the exact same shape as the EC90 SL bar and shares the “Intelligent Flex” in the drops to provide comfort without feeling sloppy under power. 230g for the 42cm width, also comes in 40 and 44. $210 MSRP.The EC70 carbon alloy seatpost uses a carbon shaft with a bonded alloy post and gets new graphics toatxh the wheels and bar.New EC70 Trail wheels sit between the EC90 XC wheels and the Haven Carbon wheels – basically people that aren’t racing every weekend or hucking big airs but still want high performance and low weight. They come in at 1345g (26″) and 1460g (29er) and have a 20mm inside rim width, right between the two other wheels. Both front and rear use the same length spokes on drive and non-drive sides, making it easier to track down (or stockpile) repair parts.Axles are convertible between QR and 15 thru front and QR/12×135/12×142 rear, but you’ll have to order the front end caps separately to get the option. Rear wheel comes with all adapters in the box. $1800 (26″) and $1850 (29er). Tubeless compatible, they ship mid/late September.They’re working on a driver body piece to work with SRAM’s new XX1 system but working on making the bearings bigger when running a 12mm thru axle to improve durability.The EC70 XC Riser bar comes in at just 155g for a 685mm width. They have 20mm and 40mm rise options.The EA90 XD wheels are a mix of road and MTB parts to make a bomber disc brake cyclocross bike wheelset. Weight is 1620g using their EA90 road tubeless rim with their M1 mountain bike hubs. Inside rim width is 17.5mm and 24.5mm tall. The front hub is convertible to a 15 thru axle, too, if you wanted to run the new Whisky forks. They’re built with Sapim double butted spokes 20/24 laced 3x. Retail is $850. They even have a machined brake track if you’re not ready to run discs yet, but the ano would wear off pretty quickly.Need something to put those wheels in? The EC90 XD full carbon fork is disc only (we spotted this a bit early on the Diamondback Stella). Weight is 460g with a 395mm axle to crown length and 45mm rake. It’ll handle 140 and 160 rotors. The steerer tube has a built in threaded section that works with their own stem cap so you don’t have to worry about bonding something in or using an expansion plug.Hose guide is recessed with clip holes that hide the bulky end of a zip tie. Retail is $550.last_img read more

Goblin steels French-made Tange bikes for all types of roads – Updated

first_imgThe new bikes are very much in the spirit of the times, with the recent return of gravel, all-road, and adventure riding inspiring a good excuse to get back to classic steel bikes. The Goblins are less about trying to be the highest tech, and more about delivering a playful ride able to be ridden anywhere. Back country road riding, exploring in the mountains, even lightweight touring and Goblin has got it covered.All of the new bikes are being made-to-order, so with your new Goblin does come a lot of flexibility, including custom geometry if needed. And if you are a smaller rider, this might be a good place to start, too. The company name comes from the friendly nickname given to Charrier himself, due to his small stature. Out of necessity, he’s built a solid experience designing and building bikes for smaller riders. Of course it doesn’t hurt that goblins were always known to be excellent craftsmen! Goblin works specifically with high-end double-butted Tange Prestige steel, and TIG welds them for quality and affordable builds. Goblin’s sloping geo frames typically run in the neighborhood of 1450g, so there’s not much to be lost vs. light carbon options. They specialize in disc brake bikes for all-around versatility, but aren’t really averse to the idea of rim brakes if you are set on a more classic road build. If it sounds good to you, reach out and get in touch.Update: Goblin gave us some more info on pricing and their timeline. They’re working now on refining some special parts of their own – new dropouts, headtube with a semi-integrated headset, and a few others. That means delivery dates and final pricing are still a bit up in the air. But look for the beginning of 2017 & affordable costs around 1300€ for the frame and fork kit.Jaycees.fr/GoblinBikes/GoblinBikes The basic idea of these GB02 series bikes is to build light, comfortable, sportive bikes by hand in France; the kind of bikes for most of the riders out there who just want to get on their bikes and enjoy the ride. That’s why Goblin works exclusively with steel, and builds bikes that can really take advantage of the classic ride and durability the material is known for. Growing out of the exclusive European distributor of Japanese Tange tubing, new bike maker Goblin Bikes does what came natural to them: weld up some simple do-it-all steel bikes. The new company is actually an evolution of a brand started almost 20 years ago by frame builder Jean Christophe Charrier just to build bikes for himself. But now a couple of decades on and working together with tubing distributor Jaycees, Goblin is being reborn as something of a version 2.0 for the public. Handmade French steel road bikes, for those who appreciate the breadth of road riding…last_img read more

SOC17: HED Cycling’s house-made carbon hubs & Eroica gravel bike rims getting closer

first_imgPrototype front hub is a look into the future of in-house carbon production. Anything carbon from HED is made in their Minneapolis, Minnesota, headquarters (they also make the Cervelo P5x frame), and now they’re working on hubs. While it’s still early, one of the things preventing them from claiming a final production date are the bearing tolerances. Molding the hub shell doesn’t get the tolerances tight enough for them, so they might be bringing in some new machinery. And that machinery might be getting used on other projects. And those projects might just be getting announced this summer…right around the time we roll through their HQ for a tour. Stay tuned… In the meantime, the Stinger S3 is just one of the carbon rims they offer, all made in house, as is the recently introduced Raptor 27.5+ rim. The Eroica is an upcoming 30mm wide alloy rim for the gravel and endurance scene. They’re still working on it, but here’s the basics: It’s a shapely, asymmetric 24-hole rim that’ll come in 700c and 650b options, with a weight around 450g. It’s disc specific, which (based on what they told us at NAHBS) let them go wider than the Ardennes without adding any weight. Still no final release date, but they’re getting there. (It’s shown on the new Franco gravel bike)HEDcycling.comlast_img read more

8bar bikes goes truly all road with Mitte convertible bike

first_img8bar is calling the bike the first truly convertible All-Road-Bike. And to test it out they spent some time over the winter touring the dirt roads and mountain passes of Morocco to make sure it was up to the challenge.Its goal is to serve as a frame for any type of adventure, covering road, cyclocross and adventure touring. It gets its flexibility by changing geometry with the seasons. 8bar sees the complete bike being able to make the complete transformation in a quick reconfiguration at home.The bike comes with two forks, and together with sliding dropouts, it is maybe just 30 minutes to jump back and forth from one mode to the other, including swapping out tires and racks as needed.The new Mitte heads to a Kickstarter campaign now as it transitions towards production, through til March 16. Two complete disc brake builds are available: the Comp for 1800€, and the Pro for 2400€ with delivery expected in September 2016. Plus if you jump on it quick, both builds are available in very limited numbers for more than a 25% discount.8bar-Bikes.com While they built their brand on simple fixed gear and single speed bikes for cruising around the city, Berlin-based 8bar has been spreading out on the roads and trails with a their alloy Kronprinz road race bike that came to market in 2015 and now with a new affordable geared alloy bike that can take on any road surface depending on how you set it up, from asphalt to dirt, and loaded touring in between…last_img read more