Coming around only every so often, the titanium Salsa Fargo offers a lighter and more durable version of their most popular bikepacking adventure bike. Only available as a frameset, this limited edition Salsa Fargo Ti comes with a Cane Creek headset and their full carbon Firestarter bikepacking fork.Designed as a do-it-all bike, you can use it for fully loaded touring or gravel racing. There are mounting points all over it, including two sets of three on each leg of the fork. All cable routing is external to keep setup and maintenance simple.The new Firestarter 110 Deluxe fork is made with hi-mod fibers and has a tapered steerer tube. It’s disc brake only, designed for 15mm thru axles and comes with 15×110 Boost spacing…including dynamo hubs thanks to internal wire routing. Axle to crown height is 483mm, and it’s ready for anything all the way up to 29×3.0 tires. Claimed weight is under 700g.The frame itself carries over unchanged, only the fork is new for 2019. So you’re still getting their 3/2.5 ti tubing with threaded bottom bracket… …belt drive compatible Alternator adjustable dropouts, and the ability to run anything from 27.5+ up to 29+ wheels and tires. They didn’t say how many are available, but if you want one, talk to your dealer soon and plunk down the $2,799 asking price. When they’re gone, they’re gone.SalsaCycles.com
Here’s a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today.Andy Karl & Orfeh to Be Honored by Humane SocietyThe Humane Society of New York has announced that married couple, Pretty Woman co-stars and proud animal lovers Andy Karl and Orfeh will be honored with the Sandy Fund Award at this year’s Best in Shows benefit. Karl and Orfeh will be recognized for their deep concern and support of rescued animals at the event, to be held at Feinstein’s/54 Below on October 14 at 7:00pm. “I’ve met some of the most hard-working, generous and kind people through the animal rescue world. It’s very important to us to be the voice for the voiceless, and we’ve been involved with some of these organizations our entire marriage,” said Orfeh. “We are thrilled to be honored by the Humane Society of New York.” The 6th annual Best in Shows event, presented by Dorothy and Bill Berloni, will have music direction by Seth Rudetsky, who will also host the star-studded event.Derren Brown Releases New TED Talk in Advance of Broadway DebutDerren Brown, the two-time Olivier-winning master of illusion gearing up for his Broadway debut in Derren Brown: Secret, has released a fascinating new TED Talk. The talk explores psychological manipulation and its implications for the human experience. Veteran performer Brown, who redefines magic through must-see TV and stage events, has been exhilarating audiences for 20 years. Give a listen to Brown’s new TED Talk here and make plans now to experience Derren Brown: Secret beginning on September 15 at the Cort Theatre.Drew Droege’s Happy Birthday Doug Sets 2020 Off-Broadway RunDrew Droege, the mega-talent who earned acclaim for his off-Broadway solo play Bright Colors and Bold Patterns, will bring his newest work, Happy Birthday Doug, to the off-Broadway stage next year. Tom DeTrinis will direct the solo play, written by and starring Droege, slated to run from February 6 through March 1, 2020 at SoHo Playhouse. The comedy follows Doug, who is visited by friends, nightmares, a few exes and even a ghost upon his 41st birthday. In addition to Droege’s Bright Colors and Bold Patterns, which also played SoHo Playhouse, Droege is known for his online presence Chloë, featuring pitch-perfect impressions of Chloë Sevigny.P.S. Tom Hiddleston gears up for his Broadway debut in Betrayal with this sweet shot in front of his new theatrical home. View Comments Orfeh & Andy Karl(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser for Broadway.com) Tom Hiddleston Orfeh Star Files Andy Karl
On Saturday, in Smokvica on the island of Korčula, the 6th Days of Pošip were officially opened – an event that lasts 9 days and consists of the Open Day of wineries and the final evening, the Night of Wine.The Days of Pošip event is organized by TZO Smokvica, TZG Korčula, Municipality of Smokvica, City of Korčula, Hotel Aminess Lume from Brno and 13 wineries, producers of Pošip from Smokvica and Čara. The goal of the event is the additional branding of Pošip and the offer of this area, not only in Croatia, but also to show tourists the richness of the wine offer that the island and Smokvica and Čara have.This year’s, sixth in a row, Days of Pošip, began on Saturday with a grand opening, and continues with the Open Days of wineries, which last until Saturday, July 30. During this period, visitors can visit 8 wineries and enjoy the best of Pošip. The final Night of Wine will be held on 31.7. in the bay Zavalatica, where 13 winemakers, producers of Pošip, from Smokvica and Čara will present their wines. During the Open Day, the wineries offer leaflets with a list of wineries and branded tasting glasses with which guests can visit all open wineries.The tradition of viticulture and winemaking on the island of Korcula, and especially in Smokvica and Cara, dates back to the 4th century BC, from the time of the ancient Greeks. The development of viticultural production has taken place on the island through the centuries, and the result is high quality wines, primarily Pošip – one of the best Croatian white wines. Field work and wine production in Smokvica and Čari have always been a tradition and way of life of the local population, as evidenced by numerous pieces of evidence and endless areas of Smokvica and Čara vineyards. Today, these places boast top quality wines, widely known in Croatia and the world.Let’s sell Croatian and autochthonous wines to our tourists, not foreign wines that they have at home or can buy in supermarkets. They want to get to know and taste the local and indigenous we just have to offer it to them.
Law enforcement agencies have been aware of virtual kidnapping fraud for at least two decades, but a recent FBI case illustrates how this frightening scam—once limited to Mexico and Southwest border states—has evolved so that U.S. residents anywhere could be potential victims. Courtesy/FBIFBI News:The FBI has become aware of recent cases in New Mexico of a phone scam known as virtual kidnapping, in which a victim is told his or her family member has been kidnapped and a ransom is demanded.Unlike traditional abductions, virtual kidnappers have not actually kidnapped anyone. Instead, through deceptions and threats, they coerce victims to pay a quick ransom before the scheme falls apart.If you suspect a real kidnapping is taking place or you believe a ransom demand is a scheme, immediately contact the Albuquerque FBI Division at 505.889.1300 or local law enforcement.The following should be considered if you receive a call, which usually originates in Mexico: Attempt to contact the alleged victim via phone, text, or social media, and request that they call back from their cell phone.Contact family members to determine if they have been called as well.If you engage the caller, do not disclose your loved one’s name or provide any identifying information.Try to slow the situation down. The success of any type of virtual kidnapping scheme depends on speed and fear. Criminals know they only have a short time to exact a ransom before the victims unravel the scam or authorities become involved.Request to speak to your family member directly. Ask: “How do I know my loved one is OK?”Ask questions only the alleged kidnap victim would know, such as the name of a pet. Avoid sharing information about yourself or your family.Listen carefully to the voice of the alleged victim if they speak. Often it is someone posing as the kidnap victim.To buy time, repeat the caller’s request and tell them you are writing down the demand, or tell the caller you need more time.Do not agree to meet the caller in person. Such a meeting can be dangerous.Tips to the FBI also can be submitted online at tips.fbi.gov. All tipsters may remain anonymous.For more information about this scam: https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/virtual-kidnapping.
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ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has announced the addition of James McGonagle as its new aftermarket sales director. McGonagle will be responsible for national aftermarket sales of the company’s VDO and ATE programs to all distribution channels. The announcement was made by David Mestdagh, director, North American Aftermarket Operations, who noted, “Mr. McGonagle has a very impressive list of accomplishments and brings nearly 25 years of sales and product management experience, as well as technical expertise to Continental. We look forward to his contribution and are delighted to have him on our team.” Before joining Continental, James spent 10 years as business development manager for ZF Services North America, during which time he helped create new business opportunities and implemented programs in the retail, program group and WD channels. Prior to ZF Services, McGonagle served Brembo Racing as its NASCAR and sports car technical sales director, working directly with race teams to develop and improve vehicle braking systems. He also served with Sachs North America, as manager of product development and Dorman Products, as product line manager. McGonagle holds BS in mechanical engineering from Widener University. He will be based out of the company’s Allentown, Pa., headquarters. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement
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. 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. 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.” Advertisement Betts Co., a leader in spring manufacturing and heavy-duty transportation products, has announced the appointment of Dan Flores as the company’s new controller.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementFlores will report to Betts Co. President Bill Betts, who said, “Dan’s broad experience in finance, planning and purchasing uniquely qualify him for this position. He will be a valuable asset to our management team as he assists in positioning us for future growth. I am thrilled to welcome him to Betts Co.”“I am excited to be a part of the team at Betts and contribute to the future of a historic California company,” said Flores.Flores has more than 12 years of accounting, purchasing and administration experience. In his new role at Betts Co., he will manage the finance department, general ledger, audits and cost and account trade. Previously as controller at Dayka & Hackett LLC, a worldwide produce importer/shipper, Flores led the management of accounting, purchasing and administration.Flores holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from California State University, Fresno.,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 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.
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