PAPD: Port Arthur woman assaulted in her bed, arrest made

first_img Police did not release the suspect’s name. A Port Arthur woman was assaulted in her bed early Saturday, police said.According to the Port Arthur Police Department, officers responded to a burglary in progress at 3:45 a.m. Saturday in the 1900 block of 18th Street. The victim drove herself to Southeast Texas Medical Center, according to authorities, and was treated for non-life threatening injuries.center_img The victim said a man broke a window on the outside of the house to gain entry then attacked her while she was in bed sleeping.A PAPD release said a suspect was arrested for burglary of a habitation and taken to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility.last_img read more

BASKETBALL — Lady Eagles start season with win

first_imgBob Hope Lady Eagles head coach Stephanie Jones noted that her team played great defense and was moving the ball well on offense during their strong season start at home Tuesday, beating the Hackberry, La., Lady Mustangs 26-22. Senior Esmeralda Cruz led the Lady Eagles with seven points while sophomore Aneth Mendoza scored five points. Sophomores Victoria Gutierrez and Jennifer Lopez each scored four points.Bob Hope will host Anahuac today at 5:30 p.m.last_img

DEATH NOTICES: Oct. 12, 2020

first_img Gloria Jean Cormier, 69, of Port Arthur, Texas died Thursday, October 8, 2020. Services will be 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 atLevingston Funeral Home – Groves. Donald “Donny” Romero, III, 36, of Groves, Texas died Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Services pending with Levingston Funeral Home –Groves.Betty Guillory, 87, of Groves, Texas died Saturday, October 10, 2020. Services pending with Levingston Funeral Home – Groves. Helen Kay Moore, 80, of Port Arthur, Texas died Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Services pending with Levingston Funeral Home – Groves.center_img Next UpShawn Francis Hebert, 40, of Port Neches, Texas died Thursday, October 8, 2020. Services pending with Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches.Louis Boudreaux, Sr. 97, of Port Arthur, TX died Friday, October 9, 2020. Services are pending at Hannah Funeral Home, Inc.last_img read more

These are the stories that generated the most 2020 interest (No. 6-10)

first_img According to the affidavit for Castille’s arrest, Beaumont Police were called to Hair World Beauty Supply on Avenue A, where the store manager told officers Castille tried to leave with the unpaid merchandise but the door was locked remotely by the owner.While police were watching the surveillance video, she reportedly turned and coughed in the face of one of the officers, loudly stating she was sick and had the coronavirus.The officer turned his face away from her but she leaned in to cough in his face several more times before being escorted to the patrol vehicle, the affidavit stated.No. 7 – INDICTMENT: Nederland man, woman force victim into the corner during home burglary A Nederland man and woman who reportedly made a man sit in a corner while burglarizing his home were indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Oct. 7.According to the affidavits for their arrests, Haley Renee Mudd, 28, and Jason Demery Weatherford, 42, knocked on the front door of a home in the 1100 block of South 15th Street in Nederland and when the homeowner opened the door, the couple pushed their way inside.During the June break-in, Weatherford reportedly forced the male victim into a corner and made him sit down while the female grabbed the victim’s phone so he could not call for help.Weatherford then stood next to the victim while the female began going through the victim’s belongings.The victim told police the robbers were looking for money and the female took two credit cards from inside his wallet and his cellphone.Military equipment is parked in a fenced-in area at Seventh Street and Austin Avenue. (Mary Meaux/The News)No. 8 – Why the increased military presence in Port Arthur? Fort Polk has some answers. In late September, many in the community were asking why there was an increased presence of military vehicles.Some social media concerns even suggested a martial law-type scenario was coming. That proved not to be the case.Kim Reischling, public affairs officer with Fort Polk, said the location was preparing to receive military equipment from the Port of Port Arthur and Port of Beaumont.The equipment and the military personnel are preparing for big training exercises at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, located in central Louisiana. The training involves a rotation of soldiers from Fort Campbell in Kentucky.Reischling called it realistic high speed training for soldiers.The groups were spread out in Port Arthur. Two large white tents reminiscent of the ones Hurricane Harvey evacuees stayed in back in 2017 were located at the civic center, military equipment and soldiers were seen at a fenced in area on Seventh Street and Austin Avenue and a small number of tan tents were at Seventh Street and San Antonio Avenue.More military personnel and equipment were at a spot along Houston Avenue in addition to equipment at a laydown yard near the Port of Port Arthur and a parking lot on Fourth Street near the police station.Trucks line up Aug. 27 to respond to Hurricane Laura in Southeast Texas.No. 9 – Thousands without power in Port Arthur, surrounding areasOn Aug. 27, thousands of homes and businesses were without power as Hurricane Laura moved inland.Widespread outages, impacting more than 30,000 customers, are being reported in Port Arthur with thousands more in Nederland and the surrounding area. More than 100,000 customers are being reported without power in Jefferson County.Massive telecommunications and internet outages are also being reported in the Port Arthur area.Entergy Texas customers may see extended power outages as crews work to restore power. Given the intensity of the storm and the additional need for crews to follow COVID-19 precautionary measures, hardest-hit experienced outages for multiple days.No. 10 – Dollar General theft attempt in Groves includes tow-truck block, runaway attempt, 2 arrestsAn alleged shoplifting at Dollar General in Groves ended up with two Orange County suspects charged with evading arrest.Police said a male and female entered the store June 1 at 3800 Main Ave., and ended up attempting to steal less than $100 of groceries — some of which included Pop Tarts, candy, meat, cake frosting and wipes — which would normally be a Class C misdemeanor.Police said an employee used pepper spray on the couple as they left the store. A tow truck driver from Brian’s Wrecker Service saw the pair as they placed items in the back of a car and positioned his truck to block the car from leaving, Groves Lt. Robert Phillips said.A male in the car was able to leave at a high rate of speed despite the help from the wrecker driver.The duo left behind fled on foot, and the stolen items were recovered, Phillips said.Approximately 90 minutes later, officers located two suspects in the 6100 block of Terrell — a quarter mile from the store.“When they saw the officers, they began to evade on foot and were caught after a brief chase,” Phillips said.Groves Police arrested Carlton Wolfford, 35, of Vidor, for felony evading arrest.Also arrested was Jacienda Jones, 21, of Newton. She is charged with evading arrest.Read the rest of the list at The results, in terms of readership, speak for themselves. experienced a little more than 3.2 million page views in 2019. That number skyrocketed to more than 5.5 million page views in 2020.Our online statistics allowed us to track the stories that were most read over the past 12 months, and the following is that list, weighted heavily by our readers’ interest in crime and first response coverage.In many cases, readers came back on multiple occasions to follow updates as new stories on the same subject were published over a few days or a few weeks. In those cases, the entries are combined into one. The year 2020 included 12 months of unique experiences that no one could have predicted.It was packed with a global pandemic, elections and natural disasters that had plenty of specific, local impact.For Port Arthur Newsmedia and its main entities — The Port Arthur News and — it was a year of growth as we hyper-focused coverage on Port Arthur and Mid-County, dedicating a reporter specifically to crime, courts and public response coverage.center_img These are 2020’s most read stories:No. 6 – Police: Woman caught stealing wig coughs on police, tells them she has COVIDA Beaumont woman who reportedly attempted to steal a $75 wig by stuffing it into her purse told police she had COVID-19, then proceeded to cough in their faces.Markisha Antoinette Castille, 26, was indicted Dec. 2.last_img read more

Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon to Star in NYC Staging of Beckett’s All That Fall

first_img View Comments Trevor Nunn’s critically acclaimed mounting of Samuel Beckett’s radio play All That Fall will play a limited engagement at New York’s 59E59 Theaters. Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon will star in the production, which runs from November 5 through December 8, 2013. BAFTA and Emmy Award winner Atkins is a four-time Tony Award nominee with stage credits that include Doubt, The Retreat From Moscow, Indiscretions, The Night of the Tribades, Vivat! Vivat Regina!, The Promise and The Killing of Sister George. Gambon earned a Tony nomination in 1997 for Skylight; the four-time BAFTA winner is known for his screen credits including The Singing Detective, Maigret and the Harry Potter series. Joining Atkins and Gambon in the off-Broadway show will be original London production cast members Ruairi Conaghan, Catherine Cusack and Frank Grimes. Additional casting will be announced. Nunn directs, with design by Cherry Truluck and sound by Paul Groothuis. Specially commissioned by the BBC as a radio play, All That Fall is set in rural Ireland and follows an aging woman (Atkins) who sets off to meet her blind, short-tempered husband (Gambon). Along the way, she encounters a handful of eccentric characters who offer “an inimitably idiosyncratic and at times hilarious perspective on loss, grief and old age.” The production had two sold-out runs in London in 2012last_img read more

No Man’s Land & Waiting For Godot, Starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, Extend Before Opening

first_img No Man’s Land Star Files Written by Samuel Beckett, Waiting For Godot tells the story of two wanderers who wait by a lonely tree to meet with Godot, whom they hope will change their lives forever. No Man’s Land, written by Harold Pinter, tells the story of two elderly writers who meet in a London pub and continue drinking throughout the night—until their relationships are exposed by the return of two younger men. View Comments In addition to the British knights, Waiting For Godot and No Man’s Land stars Tony winners Shuler Hensley and Billy Crudup. Godot features Stewart as Vladimir, McKellen as Estragon, Crudup as Lucky and Hensley as Pozzo. No Man’s Land features Stewart as Hirst, McKellen as Spooner, Crudup as Foster and Hensley as Briggs. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 30, 2014 Good friends (Sir) Ian McKellen and (Sir) Patrick Stewart have been making the rounds all over New York—and now you have an extra month to see them on the Great White Way! The Broadway repertory season of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot has just been extended and will now play through March 2, 2014. Directed by Sean Mathias, the plays will open on November 24 at the Cort Theatre. Patrick Stewartlast_img read more

Will British Stage & Screen Star Ben Whishaw Rock Out as Freddie Mercury in New Queen Biopic?

first_img Star Files Looks like drummer Roger Taylor and his Queen bandmates have found “Somebody to Love!” The much-buzzed-about Queen biopic has been without a Freddie Mercury since Les Miserables film favorite Sacha Baron Cohen departed the production earlier this year, but the legendary rock band thinks they’ve finally found their star. The band is eyeing Skyfall’s Ben Whishaw to take on the role of the charismatic frontman, according to The Hollywood Reporter.During an interview on BBC’s One Show, Taylor was asked who he might like to star in the new film, and he responded that the man’s initials were “B.W.” When asked further if he was referring to Whishaw, Taylor agreed, saying, “Well, we hope so.”So, what does Whishaw have that Cohen hasn’t got? According to Classic Rock magazine, Queen’s guitarist Brian May believes it’s the ability to fully embody Mercury, the vibrant lead singer who died from complications from AIDS in 1991. “We felt [Cohen]’s presence in the movie would be very distracting,” he said. “We thought there has to be no distraction in the Freddie movie. The man who plays Freddie—you really have to believe is Freddie. We didn’t feel that could really happen with Sacha.’Whishaw’s British theater credits include His Dark Materials, Hamlet, Mercury Fur, The Seagull, Leaves of Glass, Cock, The Pride, Peter and Alice and Mojo. He made his off-Broadway debut in the 2010 production of The Pride at MCC Theater. His film and TV credits include The Tempest, The Hour, Skyfall, I’m Not There., Cloud Atlas, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer and Bright Star.But on to the most important question of all: Can Whishaw sing? You be the judge! Click below to see him (very briefly) singing Nina Simone’s “My Baby Just Cares For Me” at a press event. View Commentscenter_img Ben Whishawlast_img read more

Weekend Poll Top Three: As You Wish! Fans Want Aaron Tveit to Play Westley in The Princess Bride on Stage

first_img View Comments 3. Justin Matthew Sargent – 15% As your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, Sargent rescues Mary Jane Watson from atop the Chrysler Building and from Arachne’s cocoon eight times a week, so battling every terror in the Fire Swamp should be a breeze for the former Rock of Ages and Bonnie & Clyde star. Also, if anyone can make a cadaverous Westley still seem pretty hot—it’s definitely JMS. 2. Corey Cott – 18% He’s the king of New York, after all! Cott is a pro at playing the witty, street smart and rebellious Jack Kelly in Newsies, so he would have no trouble channeling the natural-born leader energy required to pull off Westley. If he can lead the NYC newsboys strike of 1899, then he can assuredly lead Inigo and Fezzik into Humperdinck’s castle to stop the wedding. 1. Aaron Tveit – 34% Tveit already played the wild and beautiful Enjolras in the Les Miserables film and lead the insurrection at the barricade—so it’s easy to imagine him wielding another sword to fight for the love of his life. The heartthrob has appeared on Broadway in Wicked, Next to Normal and Catch Me If You Can, and has made TV audiences swoon on Graceland and Gossip Girl. Disney recently announced that William Goldman’s cult classic film The Princess Bride is headed to the stage, and because the Mouse House is behind a few of Broadway’s biggest hits, we can’t wait to see what they do with the story of Buttercup, Westley, Inigo Montoya, Prince Humperdinck, Vizzini, Fezzik and more! reached out to our readers to find out who they would like cast in the role of brave and beloved farm boy Westley. The votes are in! Find out which Broadway vets fans hope head to lands of Florin and Guilder.last_img read more

Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC)

first_img2601 Indiana Ave.24/7 Hotline 270-498-4319Office 270-798-6383/270-412-5497 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through FridayThe SHARP program is dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment and sexual assault within the Army Family through robust prevention and training, direct leader engagement in support of the SHARP Program, and consistent team coordination that can inspire trust in the SHARP response system. SHARP staff can offer Information and support to victims of sexual assault. SHARP classes that will satisfy the annual training required of all civilian employees are provided monthly.last_img read more


first_imgThe Administration Department’s primary mission is to provide support for all military personnel regarding military pay issues. Located in Headquarters Building 1401, Room 112, it is the focal point for all incoming and outgoing military personnel assigned to NAS Whiting Field. Additionally, civilian personnel assigned to the installation should also report to the Administration Department for assistance in the check-in process. The NAS Whiting Field Administration Department is also responsible for managing the command’s directives, correspondence, alpha roster and personnel security clearance process.last_img read more

Families Overcoming Under Stress Project

first_imgFamilies Overcoming Under Stress Project (FOCUS) provides resiliency training for military families. Transitions associated with the military lifestyle can bring about changes in roles and duties. Family members may take on new responsibilities, and children may have different reactions when separated from a caregiver. Many adapt well, but changes in behavior are normal and expected. Children often lack the words to express their feelings and experiences. Additionally, couples may experience some stressors that may overwhelm their ability to cope. While many couples know how to manage these challenges, some experience periods of miscommunication and stressors that can make their connection feel distant. FOCUS helps families plan for these challenges by developing a personalized toolbox of skills specifically designed to meet their needs. FOCUS uses the family training techniques to highlight areas of strength and resilience in the family and promote family growth to help address current challenges. FOCUS also provides structured activities to bridge gaps in shared family understanding that may follow stressful experiences and separations. Family members are taught skills to improve emotional regulation, problem-solving, goal-setting, and communication. FOCUS is in Little Hall, north side, second floor, 2034 Barnett Ave. For more information, call 703-784-0189.last_img read more

Favero Assioma, the lightest road pedal power meter you’ve never heard of

first_imgAt the Giro last spring we spotted some dummy Favero BePro pedals on Bardiana-CSF’s team bikes, likely because a new model was in the works. Now a year later, we see Favero’s latest road pedal-based power meter – the new Assioma – promising improved performance, easier usability, and get this… lower prices.Favero Assioma: lightweight, trouble-free power meter pedalsc. FaveroThe newest true left/right power meter pedal setup from Favero promises segment leading tech & performance, all at a price that looks pretty easy to justify.Even though you’ve likely never heard of them and their company is relatively new to cycling, Favero Electronics has been making electronic sports equipment for more than thirty years. So starting their power meter project with the original BePro almost a decade ago wasn’t a big stretch. As something of an outside, they set about designing a more robust pedal power meter that offers some features we’re not used to seeing.What makes the Assioma power meter pedals unique?Like most premium pedal-based power meter, the new Assioma offer simple setup, Bluetooth & ANT+ communication, reliable/consistent data output and temperature compensation.But beyond that the Assioma claims to be the only true pedal power meter that uses a pedal body entirely free of electronics. Favero tucks all of their electronics into the housing around the pedal axle where it is protected from impacts, so you end up with a pedal that is easy and affordable to maintain. (Crash replacement pedal bodies also only cost 60€.)Favero also fills the entire inside of the Assioma’s protected electronics housing with resin making them absolutely waterproof (IP67 certified) & shock proof. The body gets no openings to the outside – no replaceable battery, but also no charging slots even, instead using magnetic charging tabs. So there’s literally so room for moisture to get inside, so ride through as deep of water as your bottom bracket bearings (and your poor mechanic) will allow!They even say that by using a proper built-in, rechargeable lithium-ion battery (uncommon in power meter pedals), the Assioma reports much more accurate remaining charge data to your paired device, to make sure you don’t run out of juice on a big ride. The pedals claim 50+ hours of ride time, with easy battery monitor with the Favero Assioma app, and a 8 hour energy remaining warning on your paired GPS.Favero also calls the Assioma the “lightest pedal-based power meter ever made” at 150g per pedal (or 128g for a dummy pedal), also with the lowest pedal power meter stack height at just 10.5mm.Tech detailsThe Assioma claims class-leading ±1% power accuracy thanks to instantaneous angular velocity (IAV) measurement with Assioma’s on-board gyroscope. While many power meters calculate power based on the average angular velocity of the crank arm through each rotation, the IAV solution detects much more detailed power data, and is especially more accurate when using elliptical/oval chainrings where crank arm speed varies widely through each rotation.This new version of Favero’s power meter housing is also lower profile than before, knocking 3.5mm off to 33.5mm diameter to eliminate the rare cases where some wide, flat shoes could rub the housing.In addition to regular wireless connectivity, the Assioma will connect & transmit to two devices as once (one Bluetooth, one ANT+) to let you take advantage of virtual training apps like Zwift, while separately logging your ride data.Power & pedal data metricsWith strain gauges measuring directly at the pedal axles, the Assioma power meters claim exceptionally accuracy data of the real power you are laying down. Metrics include true left+right power output, real left/right balance, pedaling cadence, torque effectiveness, pedaling smoothness, as well as pretty much any proprietary data extrapolated from true two-sided power measurement.Easy to install, easy to swap bike-to-bikeA big update over the previous BePro generation, the new Assioma is design for a Plug&Play lifestyle. No special tools are needed, nor is any dynamic calibration once installed. So you can simply pop them off with an 8mm allen key like you would with any standard pedal, and swap them from one bike to the next in seconds. Once on hit the calibration option on your cycling computer for a manual re-zeroing in, then it takes “a few tens” of pedal rotations (say pedaling down the block) until the Assioma pedals perform an internal self-calibration, and are reporting at full accuracy again. The entire process should take just a couple minutes.As easy to swap, the Assiomas use a double micro-USB cable to efficiently charge both sides at once. Just snap the special magnetic charging dongles over the electronics housing on either pedal, plus the micro-USBs in, and they’ll be juiced up again from complete discharge in six hours.Pricing & availabilityThe Assioma power meter pedals were designed, and now are made entirely in Italy – available in two configurations. For 695€ you get the Assioma Duo two power metering pedals for real left/right data. But if you want to save a few bucks, for 445€ the Assioma Uno gives you a power metering left pedal with a matching dummy right pedal. Each includes 6° float cleats, but is also compatible with original Look Kèo cleats as well. Both versions are available now direct from Favero, with even some special color-logo-ed editions running with the Giro too.cycling.Favero.comlast_img read more

Elite Cycling celebrates Earth Day with new biodegradable Jet water bottles

first_imgThis Earth Day, Elite Cycling is hoping to make things just a tiny bit better with a new water bottle. How is a bottle going to help the earth? Well, even if it’s a reusable bottle like most cycling bottles, eventually it will reach the end of its life.At that point, the bottle will likely end up in a landfill. With that in mind, Elite has created the new Jet bottle which uses a special BPA-free plastic that is treated with an additive to allow it to decompose far more quickly than the average plastic. Elite states that, “thanks to this additive, the microorganisms responsible for the biodegradation of materials attack the polymeric chain of the plastic, thus significantly reducing the time it takes for the bottle to degrade.” Their claim is that the Jet bottle will take between 3 months – 5 years to bread down whereas regular plastic will take between 100 – 1000 years.The bottle itself includes the Elite cap that is included with their lightweight Fly bottle, which has a simple push-pull high flow nozzle. Measuring 74mm in diameter, the bottle is designed to be used with standard water bottle cages.Offered in 550, 750, and 950ml sizes and four colors, the bottles are dishwasher safe and available now.elite-it.comlast_img read more

Clothing Roundup: Rapha is a tease, Café Suzi shines, and Santini warm & cozy

first_imgMid winter riding means staying warm and dry, but also a sunny outlook towards spring. Café du Cycliste wants to keep the spirit bright (and dry) with a new Suzette rain jacket. Santini is still deep in the mountains and knows their Vega line will keep riders warm for the several months of remaining winter riding. And Rapha just wants to tease us with gravel ready road shoes, better women’s bib shorts, fancy special editions, and more cargo pockets….Café du Cycliste Suzette keeps you dry & seenc. Café du CyclisteThe bright new yellow rain jacket from Café du Cycliste is named Suzette. This 100% waterproof jacket isn’t your old rubber rain slicker, but a breathable, cycling cut jacket that can pack down small into a jersey pocket when not in use.Suzette gets a 3-layer construction with a super thin membrane inside to find that perfect balance of water resistance & breathability. 20:20 performance – 20,000mm water column waterproofing and 20.000 g/m2/24hr breathability.Taped seams, waterproof zipper, anti-leak wrist closures, and a light & bright ripstop exterior with a DWR treatment. High tech water protection isn’t cheap, but its $288 / 230€ pricetag is competitive. Find Suzette in Nice, London & Mallorca Café du Cycliste shops starting today, or online direct.Santini pedals through the coldest days in Vega winter kitc. SantiniRight now in Italy, the Days of the Blackbird are about to forecast how long winter will stick around (think: Groundhog Day in the states). But Santini is prepared for anything with their Vega winter riding collection to keep you warm & cosy. The 230€ Vega Xtreme jacket with its Polartec Windbloc & alpha fabrics makes up the core of keeping winter roadies warm.Then throw in a set of matching 150€ Vega bibtights, 60€ Vega shoes-cover, and 50€ Win XF gloves to round out your first line of defense against whatever the blackbirds throw your way. Insulate up with a techy, seamless long-sleeved wool blend baselayer, cozy Primaloft/wool/synthetic blend PRLX socks, and accessories like the Windstopper X-Free 300 XF Underhelmet cap, and you’ll stay warm out on the road until the spring thaw arrives.Oh, and since we’re already mid-way through winter, Santini is offering around 25% off some of this new winter kit now.Rapha teases 2019 kit: all-road shoes, cargo shorts & more!c. RaphaRapha is totally a tease. Just as much as they continue to crank out high-end classically styled, understated road riding gear they are not afraid of the absurd. My favorite line out of the teaser PR is about those cargo shorts, “They might have been labelled ridiculous but they’re quickly becoming ubiquitous.”New for 2019 Rapha promises a new top-level carbon Explore road shoe with unique lacing as “the world’s most comfortable” that can also handle putting a foot down in the dirt. Actually, we just got word to actually expect two styles of new road shoes. One will be a Classic sole with road cleat compatibility, and the other an Explore sole for SPD mountain bike cleats to suit more gravel!Back to clothing, there’s a complete overhaul to the women’s pro bib shorts with a new nature break friendly magnetic clasp design & all-new women’s chamois. And yes, more cargo shorts are coming to the affordable Core range for both men & women.Plus there will be an RCC collaboration with designer Paul Smith, a limited edition Brevet Insulated vest with stitched contours, and special edition Nelson “The Cheetah” Vails & Marco Pantani memorial Il Pirata kit too.Then plenty of off the bike kit too. Keep your eyes peeled, as we will detail the more interesting or innovative bits when they do make it to market.last_img read more

Felt Bicycles Puts Bikes Under Olympic Hopefuls at UCI World Cycling Center

first_imgPRESS RELEASE: Felt Bicycles has partnered with the International Cycling Union (UCI), the world governing body of cycling, to supply a full stable of road, time trial, track, mountain and BMX frames to the World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland. The architecturally renowned World Cycling Centre opened in 2002 and houses the offices of the UCI staff as well as elite training facilities for Olympic cycling hopefuls from around the world. The WCC also functions as a training center for national-level cycling coaches, team directors and other management roles within the sport.“We’re pleased to be a sponsor of this incredible facility and the athletes who train there,” said Felt President Bill Duehring. “We’re especially proud to support those athletes from developing nations that might not have the resources or elite level of support to help them chase their Olympic dreams.”Located in the Swiss Alps and surrounded by roads and trails that are ideal for road and mountain bike training, the World Cycling Centre was created to help develop the sport globally. To that end, WCC coaches identify riders from countries that lack fully funded national teams and invite them to live in Aigle to train at the WCC. In 2009, more than 83 riders from 38 different countries benefited from the WCC facilities. Since opening, the WCC has hosted 717 athletes from 113 countries.UCI President Pat McQuaid expressed appreciation for the sponsorship. “The World Cycling Centre is delighted with this new partnership, which will benefit promising young riders in all the disciplines promoted at the WCC,” he said. “The UCI’s training and coaching center would simply not be able to fulfill its missions without the support of all its partners, and one of the most important of these is Felt.”Athletes who have trained at the WCC range from Olympic champions to unknown riders with untapped potential. American Sarah Hammer, a two-time world champion who is sponsored by Felt, currently lives in Aigle and trains at the WCC.The WCC facilities include an indoor 200-meter velodrome, an Olympic-style BMX course and a fully equipped gymnasium. In addition to training athletes, there are coaching programs as well. In some cases, a coach is invited along with an athlete so that, together, they can take what they learn back to their home country. Beyond that, the WCC also recently introduced programs aimed at training team directors. It’s all part of the mission to improve cycling opportunities all around the world.Felt’s sponsorship of the WCC began January 1, 2010 and continues through December 31, 2012last_img read more

Pebble Watch Now Speaks To Map My Tracks App, Reports Live Stats

first_imgUK based Tinderhouse has found great success in their Map My Tracks OutFront app for both iOS and Android users. In addition to being an all-around training tool its ability to track your realtime location and statistics via your phone’s GPS has many event organizers promoting its use to livestream your route-progress on the Map My Tracks website for the benefit of friends and family following your events and races.Now Tinderhouse has upped the game even further. Map My Tracks (Android v. 1.4) is now compatible with Pebble using the watch’s in-built sports app. No more bulky smartphone on your bars; your Pebble watch can now monitor speed, pace, and distance direct on its face. Find the new version 1.4 for Android here – iOS version is slated to be release in the next days.last_img read more

NAHBS – DeSalvo Custom Cycles

first_imgNAHBS 2010 – DeSalvo Custom Cycles only had a couple of bikes on display, and all I have are a few photos…not much in the way of descriptions or info.  Just eye candy.last_img

Shimano Curtly Quashes Di2 Trickle Down Rumors – UPDATE: It’s Coming!!!

first_imgEver since the Di2 was introduced, at prices that most mortals would need a mortgage re-fi to afford, there have been rumors flying (OK, make that wishes being aired) that the line-topping electronic groupset would beget a cheaper Ultegra version. Which would, undoubtedly, be a coup for the Japanese company, and confirm its leading position in terms of consumer products vis à vis its Italian rival.But, so it seems, the rumors have no basis in fact. Shimano Europe has released the following short-and-sharp press release: “On the Internet some information was published about Shimano Ultegra Di2. Please note that this is not official Shimano information.”Now. BikeBiz (the source of this info), is taking this denial as a sign that there may in fact be some substance: why should notoriously tight-lipped company need to deny anything… are some execs feeling a little jumpy, perhaps?Think you that the lady doth protest too much? (With apologies to Shakespeare.)UPDATE: We’ve heard rumor from an anonymous industry source that the current model will actually become the electronic Ultegra and that Di2 is the one getting some new-ness…smaller, lighter battery, perhaps?UPDATE #2: We just heard actual confirmation from an absolutely reliable industry source that it’s happening! Even better, it should be around half the price 0f Di2, which means it could very well put a hurt on the standard Dura-Ace mechanical group, especially at OEM…more as we get it!last_img read more

Prototype Specialized SL3 ‘Project Black’ Roubaix Spotted at Paris Roubaix

first_imgJames Huang over at BikeRadar captured some pics of a prototype Specialized ‘Project Black’ bike that’s looking to be a 2011 S-Works Roubaix, likely with the SL3 moniker.  They’ve got a full gallery of photos (including both of these, which are ©James Huang/BikeRadar) and speculation, but here are the Cliff’s Notes on visible improvements and changes over the current SL2 version:Internal derailleur and rear brake housing with caps that should make it Di2 internal wiring compatible.Larger Zertz damper inserts in both the seat stays and fork legs.Seat tube gets much wider, squarer toward the bottom bracket.Huge downtube flows more consistently (smoothly) under the BB for larger overall cross section.Thinner seatstays, but HUGE chainstays.Miniscule alloy rear dropouts.Specialized has hinted they’ll be showing a couple new items, including at least one frame and some tires, at Sea Otter, but I doubt they’ll be showing this bad boy off so early.  The Paris-Roubaix is this coming Sunday, April 11, and the bike you see here will be piloted by Saxobank’s Stuart O’Grady.  Watch the race on Versus at 6pm EST.last_img read more

Keep ‘Er Clean and Safe with Velo Gold’s New Chain Keeper Tools

first_imgThe CK1 is Velo Gold’s simplest chain keeper and the most universal. It works on all bikes with standard dropouts and any axle width, as it only clamps to the drive side. This model holds the chain with a single-slot fixed position roller, so it does not offer the ability to shift gears while cleaning and tuning your drivetrain. The CK1 is made of 6061 aluminum, and comes with either a polished or knurled grip finish. Either option sells for $65 USD.The CK2 is a more deluxe model ideal for professional or home mechanics. The quick-release unit works as a travel spacer or chain keeper with a mobile roller that allows the rear derailleur its full range of movement for easy ‘wheel-off’ drivetrain maintenance. The CK2 fits both 130 and 135mm rear ends with no need to disassemble or switch parts around and includes a good quality skewer (Velo Gold’s website actually states “We despise crappy skewers!”). The CK2 is available in 6061 aluminum with a knurled grip for $85, or in a cheaper Delrin model for $65.Not forgetting the off-road market, Clark has created a chain keeper for mountain bikers too. The CK3 is a chain keeper device that fits over a 12mm axle. Its large handle allows you to easily pull the chain into position and slip the axle through. The CK3 is made of Delrin, and the handle can be customized with knurling, grooves, steps or thread patterns. The CK3 sells for $30, and a full-length travel spacer version is on the way.Clark is already working on other designs including derailleur alignment tools, so keep an eye on Velo Gold as their tool line expands. All of Velo Gold’s tools come with a lifetime replacement warranty against wear and tear or Bike-specific tools are great when they make maintenance easier, and even better when they do double-duty and protect your bike too. A chain keeper does both- For those who travel regularly, its the best way to keep your chain tight and in position to prevent in-transit damage to your frame. In the shop chain keepers make it easier to clean the bike and drivetrain by replacing the rear wheel, thus providing plenty of space for working hands.Velo Gold Bicycles is a full service shop in Fort Worth, Texas that also offers custom machining services. Shop owner Joshua Clark is now producing Velo Gold bicycle tools and accessories, which are all hand made in his garage workshop. Clark has just announced three different chain keeper tools, including one for mountain bikes with 12mm rear axles.Get your peepers on Velo Gold’s keepers below the break…last_img read more

Off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre Announces Complete 2018-2019 Season

first_imgAlan Cumming(Photo: Bruce Glikas) A slate of three exciting new works has been announced to comprise the 2018-2019 season of off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre. The lineup includes a pair of New York premieres and a previously announced world premiere co-production with The New Group starring Alan Cumming.Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern said, “We are thrilled to announce a season of extraordinary premiere plays by some of most exciting new voices in the theatre—Ngozi Anyanwu, Jeremy O. Harris and Mara Nelson-Greenberg—all making their Vineyard mainstage debuts. Their plays wrestle with complex themes—the process of grief, the mysteries of connection, the power of imagination, the erosion of empathy—in compelling, funny and potent ways.”Kicking off the season will be the New York premiere of Ngozi Anyanwu’s Good Grief, directed by Awoye Timpo. The play follows Nkechi, a first-generation Nigerian-American, as she navigates Pennsylvania’s suburbs alongside her childhood crush, would-be-philosopher brother and immigrant parents. The production will begin performances in fall 2018 at the Vineyard’s East 15th Street venue.The Vineyard season will also include the New York premiere of Mara Nelson-Greenberg’s dark comedy Do You Feel the Anger?, directed by Margot Bordelon. The play centers on Sofia, who is hired as an empathy coach at a debt collection agency. Do You Feel the Anger? will begin performances in spring 2019 at the Vineyard.The centerpiece of the Vineyard season will be Jeremy O. Harris’ world premiere play “Daddy,” a previously announced co-production with The New Group, set to begin performances in February 2019 at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Tony winner Alan Cumming will star. Set in the L.A. hills, Franklin, a young artist, finds himself seduced by wealthy “daddy” André (Cumming). Their erotic connection deepens from a naughty fetish to an irresistible bond, but when Franklin’s Christian mother decides that her son is in peril, she enters into a deeply moving battle of wills with André over the soul of their baby boy. Danya Taymor will direct.The Vineyard Theatre is dedicated to developing and producing bold new plays and musicals by both emerging and established artists. The theater is committed to creating an artistic home for daring and diverse artists and to nurturing their unique voices. Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 18, 2018 Related Showscenter_img Good Grief View Commentslast_img read more

See Jeff Daniels, Celia-Keenan Bolger and the Original Broadway Cast of To Kill a Mockingbird Take Their Final Bow

first_img Erin Wilhelmi All rise! The original Broadway cast of To Kill a Mockingbird took their final bow at the Shubert Theatre on November 1. Tony winner Celia Keenan-Bolger and Tony nominees Jeff Daniels and Gideon Glick, along with Will Pullen, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Frederick Weller, Dakin Matthews, Erin Wilhelmi, Danny Wolohan and Phyllis Somerville, played their final performance in Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of the Harper Lee classic novel. The second year cast of To Kill a Mockingbird, led by Ed Harris as Atticus Finch, will begin performances on November 5. Check out the photo of Daniels and the cast at their last curtain call to celebrate their incredible work, and be sure to book your own visit to Maycomb, Alabama soon. View Comments To Kill a Mockingbird Related Shows Jeff Daniels Gbenga Akinnagbe LaTanya Richardson Jackson Dakin Matthews Gideon Glickcenter_img Star Files Celia Keenan-Bolger from $69.00 View All (10) Frederick Weller Jeff Daniels, Celia Keenan-Bolger and the cast of To Kill a Mockingbird (Photo: Julieta Cervantes) Danny Wolohan Will Pullenlast_img read more

Lucas Hnath’s Dana H., Starring Deirdre O’Connell, Sets Dates for Off-Broadway Bow

first_img Star Files Production dates have been announced for Dana H., a new play by Tony nominee Lucas Hnath, arriving at off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre this winter. The previously announced drama, directed by Les Waters and starring Deirdre O’Connell, will begin previews on February 7, 2020 and officially open on February 25.Adapted from interviews conducted by Steve Cosson with Hnath’s mother, the play tells the true story of Dana (played by O’Connell), the former chaplain of a psych ward where she met a charismatic patient, an ex-convict searching for redemption. Dana was held captive in a series of Florida motels for five months.Dana H. will feature scenic design by Andrew Boyce, costume design by Janice Pytel, sound design by Mikhail Fiksel and lighting/supertitle design by Paul Toben.The production will play a limited engagement through March 15, 2020. Deirdre O’Connell Related Shows Dana H.center_img Deirdre O’Connell(Photo: Caitlin McNaney for Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2020 View Commentslast_img read more

Closing Time! Last Chance to See the Original Royals of Frozen, Erika Henningsen in Mean Girls & More

first_img View All (4) David Byrne’s American Utopia David Byrne Frozen Aladdin FEBRUARY 16: The End of a ReignFor almost three years, Caissie Levy and Patti Murin have been breathing new life into Princesses Elsa and Anna in Frozen as they led the new musical from its world premiere run at the Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado to Broadway’s St. James Theatre. On February 16, the leading ladies will travel to Arendelle for the final time. Although Levy and Murrin’s reigns may be ending, it’s just the beginning for Ciara Renée and newcomer McKenzie Kurtz who will take on the roles of Elsa and Anna, respectively. Joe Carroll, who took over the role of Hans from original cast member John Riddle, will also take his final bow on February 16 and be replaced by Ryan McCartan. Erika Henningsen in “Mean Girls,” Major Attaway in Aladdin, Caissie Levy and Patti Murin in “Frozen” (Photos by Matthew Murphy, Deen van Meer, Joan Marcus; Composite by Ryan Casey for Major Attaway as Genie in Aladdin.(Photo: Matthew Murphy) FEBRUARY 22: Too Grool for SchoolBroadway’s original home-schooled jungle freak Erika Henningsen has set her Mean Girls graduation date for February 22. Henningsen has been bringing Cady Heron to life on stage since the show’s 2017 world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C before it landed at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre. During her time in the Tony-nominated hit musical, Henningsen took viewers behind-the-scenes as a vlogger and was even named the 2018 Star of the Year. Although we don’t currently know who the next mathletes champion will be, we do know that she’ll be grool.  Erika Henningsen as Cady and the cast of Mean Girls. (Photo: Joan Marcus). from $57.50 Related Shows Mean Girls Patti Murin Major Attawaycenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on March 11, 2020 David Byrne and the cast of American Utopia. (Photo: Matthew Murphy) FEBRUARY 16: Utopia UnlockedDavid Byrne’s American Utopia has been bringing audiences to their feet at the Hudson Theatre since October and will play its final night on Broadway on February 16. Named after the 2018 studio album, American Utopia goes through Byrne’s greatest hits from both his solo career and his time as the frontman of rock band Talking Heads. Assisted by a diverse group of artists and musicians, including #LiveAtFive guests Tendayi Kuumba and Chris Giarmo, American Utopia is truly a must-see night on Broadway. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 11, 2020 Star Files View Comments from $299.00 Caissie Levy FEBRUARY 16: One Last WishAladdin audiences only have until February 16 to get their wishes granted by Major Attaway, who has been the show-stopping Genie since September 2019. This marked Attaway’s second full-time stint in the show after making his Broadway debut as a stand-by for original company member, Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart. Fear not, Michael James Scott, a veteran of the Broadway, Australian and London productions, is returning to Agrabah to take over lamp duties.  Erika Henningsen Caissie Levy as Elsa, Patti Murin as Anna and the cast of Frozen. (Photo: Deen van Meer) Broadway is about to multiply with all the upcoming shows hitting the boards this season, but before you lose yourself in the Six cast recording and camp out for Darren Criss’ Broadway return, be sure to learn all about the performances that are coming to an end. This month audiences will have to say goodbye to three leading ladies, a genie and a can’t-miss Broadway debut. Keep reading to learn all about who and what is leaving the stage in February. View All (5)last_img read more

Emmy Winner Joe Pantoliano Sets Stage Return in New Off-Broadway Drama Drift

first_img Emmy-winning Sopranos star Joe Pantoliano has signed on to headline William Francis Hoffman’s world premiere play Drift. Bobby Moresco, an Oscar-winning screenwriter of Crash, will direct the off-Broadway production, set to begin previews on February 29 and open on March 16 at New World Stages.Set in the blue collar, urban landscape of the 1950s, Drift is described as a hard-hitting new drama where secrets come to a head, difficult choices must be made and devastating consequences must be faced.Known for his Emmy-winning turn as Ralph Cifaretto on HBO’s The Sopranos, Pantoliano made his Broadway debut in 2003 as Johnny in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. In 2016, he made an appearance in off-Broadway’s White Rabbit Red Rabbit.In addition to Pantoliano, the cast of Drift will include Patrick Brennan (Of Mice and Men), Richard R. Henry (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), Alex Mickiewicz (True West) and Griffin Osborne (The Ferryman).The production will feature scenic design by Edward T. Morris, costume design by Gina Ruiz, lighting design by Emily Clarkson, sound design by Sean Hagerty and original music by Rolfe Kent. Drift View Comments Joe Pantoliano(Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images) Related Showscenter_img Star Files from $79.00 Joe Pantolianolast_img read more

Nick Cordero, Tony-Nominated Actor of Bullets Over Broadway, A Bronx Tale and More, Dead at 41

first_img View Comments Nick Cordero (r.) with Zach Braff in Bullets Over Broadway (Photo: Paul Kolnik) Nick Cordero, an accomplished talent who won over audiences in a slew of notable roles on the New York stage, nabbing a Tony nomination for his turn in Bullets Over Broadway, died on July 5, his wife Amanda Kloots announced on social media. The actor was hospitalized in Los Angeles for over three months with complications resulting from COVID-19. Three days ago, CNN reported that the actor would likely need a double lung transplant. Cordero was 41.On April 1, Kloots announced on Instagram that he had “been sick for awhile” with what they originally thought was pneumonia but now they believe he was “misdiagnosed” and is fighting COVID-19. Cordero was in a medically induced coma to help his body receive enough oxygen. After having several issues with ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) machines and blood-thinners that caused blood clots and internal bleeding, the decision was made to amputate Cordero’s right leg on April 18. On May 12, announced the news on Instagram that Cordero had woken up from his medically induced coma.Born on September 17, 1978, in Ontario, Canada, Cordero went on to attend Ryerson University for two years before leaving to perform with the band Lovemethod. He made his first splash on the New York stage in 2009 as the title role in the off-Broadway musical The Toxic Avenger, which was adapted from the cult film. He arrived on Broadwaym in 2012, taking on the role of bar owner Dennis in Rock of Ages, a role he’d previously played on tour. Nick Cordero Cordero went on to originated the role of Cheech, a strong-armed gangster with a surprising knack for writing for the stage, in the 2014 musical version of Bullets Over Broadway. For his performance in the role (which had memorably been played on-screen by Chazz Palminteri), Cordero earned 2014 Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations and won Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards.Cordero originated two additional roles on Broadway, appearing as Earl in Waitress, then leaving to premiere the musical adaptation of Palminteri’s autobiographical A Bronx Tale ; as Sonny, Cordero echoed his turn from Bullets, taking on a role that had been originated on screen by Palminteri. Cordero’s performance earned him a second Drama Desk Award nomination.Cordero’s other acting credits include a turn in the off-Broadway musical Brooklynite, a performance as Orin Scrivello D.D.S. in the Kennedy Center’s Little Shop of Horrors and a recurring role on the CBS drama Blue Bloods.While performing in Bullets Over Broadway, Cordero began dating castmate Kloots; the couple married in 2017 and welcomed a son, Elvis Eduardo, in 2019. Cordero is survived by both. Star Files Nick Cordero(Photo by Emilio Madrid for read more