The Future of eBikes is Coming

first_img Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Make a comment Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Ebikes are about to get a major boost as the Bosch motor system is about to hit American shores next year.Massively popular in Europe, the USA version of the motor system will be more powerful and zippier (as most US state laws are more liberal than Europe’s). Brio Electric Bikes in Monrovia will be carrying several models from Haibike, a German brand imported by Currie/IZIP, that features the new Bosch motor system.Haibike models will feature Bosch’s Performance Line motor, and is designed for sportive, powerful cycling and accelerating in hilly terrain. The motor is mounted at the crank (pedal arms), which gives better weight distribution than hub motors, and allows the motor to run more efficiently.The Haibikes themselves are beautiful bikes that look more like modern mountain and hybrid bikes than electric bikes. There are full suspension models, making off road riding possible for the less athletic. The battery is pack mounted where the water bottle rack is usually found, which makes them look ‘natural’ and a low center of gravity.Haibike, as all bikes with the Bosch system, won’t come cheap and will not be available until the spring. If you don’t want to wait and spend top dollar for the latest, check out the 2013 clearance going on now at Brio.Check out Brio Electric Bikes’ Facebook announcement here Electric Bikes is located at 113 E. Olive Ave., Monrovia. To learn more about which ebike suits your needs, visit or call (626) 657-2251 for more details. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Cover Story The Future of eBikes is Coming With the coming of the Bosch motor system, eBikes are about to get a huge boost in power, efficiency and reliability. By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 | 3:06 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Student diaspora urge govt to form sustainable partnership with Indonesian academics abroad

first_imgMembers of the Indonesian diaspora, particularly in academia, have called on the government to boost its engagement with academics abroad by rolling out a more sustainable strategic partnership with them and fully utilize the skills of citizens living overseas.In a webinar hosted by the Overseas Indonesian Students Association Alliance (PPI-Dunia), several Indonesian students living abroad voiced their ideas on how to optimize the role of Indonesian scholars in national development.Fajar Haqi Ismaya, the coordinator of PPI-Dunia in the United States and Europe, said there was little engagement or sustainable and holistic cooperation made by the government to engage with the diaspora, particularly students and scholars. Read also: Govt mulls issuing diaspora bonds in November“For instance, to invest in research.”In the past few years, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has been calling on Indonesians abroad to return home and utilize their experience to help build the nation. In his first speech since his reelection in October 2019, he repeated the call, pledging to support the diaspora through the establishment of an institution to pool the talents of diaspora members who can contribute to Indonesia’s development. However, the plan has yet to be realized.The government has said it would increase its outreach to strengthen the diaspora’s inclusion. At home, it has pledged to provide room at government agencies to ensure that diaspora affairs are included in their policies.However, Haqi and Theo were doubtful as to whether the government was able to give a platform to Indonesian human resources living abroad.Read also: Indonesian diaspora joins fight against pandemic at homeAccording to data from PPI-Dunia, around 75,500 Indonesian students are currently studying overseas, but not all of them can be absorbed by sectors at home.“The [intellectual] advantages would possibly go to countries that we are studying in,” Haqi said.He added that the concern was how the government could play its role as a regulator.“It is not like we are asking for jobs, but it’s about a cooperation blueprint, “ he said, adding that the diaspora could still give their contribution even from outside the country.Theo echoed the statement, saying that Indonesian students and scholars did not have to bring their knowledge back home.Read also: Indonesia seeks to persuade diaspora to come home“Right now, you can transfer your knowledge or just practice the knowledge either in Indonesia or abroad,” said Theo, who is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Japan.“As part of the Indonesian diaspora, basically you can contribute from anywhere in the world. In Japan, for instance, there are many Indonesian researchers and they hold high positions,” he added.Theo added that the most realistic approach was to establish international cooperation, such as joint research.“The other solution is to engage with private sectors [at home] because they have relatively more resources.”Meanwhile, Haqi said he believed that the government could start by making a student diaspora community, for instance, or an organization such as PPI-Dunia, as a strategic partner to engage the Indonesian diaspora — especially scholars — across the world.Topics : He said he believed they could offer “brain gain” or intellectual advantage to Indonesia instead of other countries.“There’s a lot of collaboration between, for instance, PPI-Dunia and the government, but unfortunately, they are still partially conducted. There is no sustainable blueprint from the government to cooperate with PPI Dunia or the student diaspora in general to achieve Indonesia’s Vision 2045 [national development master plan],” Haqi said.Separately, Theodorus Alvin, the coordinator of PPI-Dunia in Asia and Oceania, said that to achieve Indonesia’s Vision 2045, there were many things that Indonesia should prepare to embark on its journey.Utilizing resources from Indonesian scholar communities abroad was pivotal, he said.last_img read more

Paul J. Niese

first_imgPaul J. Niese of Batesville, died Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Veterans Hospital in Cincinnati.  Born May 2, 1931 in Decatur County Indiana, he is the son of Marie (Nee: Obermeyer) and Frank Niese.  Paul served in the army during the Korean War and earned two Bronze Stars.  After the service he would go back home to work the family farm.  He was a member of Holy Family Church and the Disabled American Veterans Brookville Chapter.He is survived by his aunt Alma Obermeyer and numerous cousins.  Visitation will be Monday, August 20th, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church.  Funeral services follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Carl Langenderfer officiating.   Burial will be in the church cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Batesville V.F.W. Post #3183 and the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271.  Memorials may be made to the Holy Family Church Capital Improvement Fund.last_img read more

IAAF Certify 5th Okpekpe Road Race Dope Free

first_imgThe independent Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), which sits at the heart of the International Association of Athletics Federations’ integrity reforms has given the fifth Okpekpe International 10km Road Race held last month in Okpekpe, near Auchi, Edo State, a clean bill of health following the negative dope tests recorded at the one-day meeting.In an e-mail message to promoter of the race, Mike Itemuagbor, the AIU confirmed that none of the samples taken at the event tested positive for the use of performance enhancing drugs.”I am pleased to inform you that the analyses of the doping control samples collected at Okpekpe Intl 10km Road Race, performed at the WADA-accredited laboratory in Stockholm, did not reveal the presence or use of a substance or method prohibited under the current WADA Prohibited List,” wrote Virginie Ocquidant on behalf of the AIU.This development, according to Dare Esan, spokesman for the only IAAF-certified road race in Nigeria is a big pat on the back for the organisers of the race.”In an era where doping is damaging the sport, a high profile race like the Okpekpe international 10km road race has restored some confidence in the sport of track and field,” observed Esan even while admitting that the organisers of the race had no control over the athletes who competed at the race. “But we have control over how we organise the race, especially the doping control which the IAAF ranks as one of the most important aspects of an international road race like the Okpkekpe race.“The promoter of the race, Itemuagbor was clear about the doping issue from the start and spared no expense in getting not only the most qualified Nigerian but also a very honest man in person of Dr Akin Amao to head the unit. He also ensured everything was done in accordance with IAAF regulations,” stressed the race spokesman.The Okpekpe International 10km Road Race is the only long distance race in Nigeria that is recognised by both the IAAF and Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) because its race course has been measured by an accredited measurer using the approved calibrated method.The race is organised by Pamodzi Sports Marketing, leaders in sports marketing and hospitality business in Nigeria.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more