Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: congress, Cory Gardner, energy, energy exports, gas, gas exports, LNG, Mark Udall, Natural gas, Race to the Stupid, Udall
The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee’s decision today to approve Rep. Cory Gardner’s bill aimed at increasing liquified natural gas exports has Republicans crowing because his November opponent, Democrat Mark Udall, plans to introduce an identical bill in the Senate.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: doping, EPO, peloton, pro cycling, Ricco, steroids, Tom Danielson
The guy was already caught twice in competition and kicked out of pro cycling.
Ricco was banned for 12 years in 2011 after being rushed to hospital apparently following a botched blood transfusion. The controversial Italian climber had been planning to attack a series of records on well known cycling climbs such as Mont Ventoux but is now facing charges of receiving banned substances and dealing in banned substances. Doping is a crime in Italy.According to a report on the Il Tirreno website, Ricco was caught with another local professional on Tuesday afternoon after collecting a bag containing 30 doses of drugs in the car park of an out of town McDonalds, north of Livorno. The two dealers are from Livorno, with one working in a local hospital.
Going after those climbing records high on EPO… kind of the Tom Danielson of Italy.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Billings, Fort Collins, livable communities, Loveland, the Fort
According to this Gallup poll: http://www.gallup.com/poll/168485/city-satisfaction-highest-fort-collins-loveland-colo.aspx
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: airlline fuel, energy, fuel costs, jet fuel, oil consumption, peak oil, transportation, Twitter
via the tweetbox
— TransportStats (@TransportStats) April 9, 2014
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Baltimore, Fail, KIPP, SWAT, terrorists have won, tripod
Baltimore police stormed a school in SWAT gear, locking it down for four hours before evacuating the students to another school after a journalism student was spotted with a tripod.
“…locking it down for four hours before evacuating students to another school…”
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Boulder, Gerstle, Lefthand, stinky decisions
And James Canyon. Kind of a weird move that is sure to raise some ire and mess up some plans.
Boulder County has closed Lefthand Canyon and James Canyon to cyclists until May 1 while crews remove major debris hazards and continue road construction there.
County officials also encouraged motorists to avoid the canyons’ roads unless travel is necessary. The closings to cyclists began on Friday and are to be in effect seven days a week.
County Transportation director George Gerstle said in a news release that the closings of Lefthand and James canyons’ roads are “due to unsafe conditions on the roadways such as steep drop-offs along the roadways from washed-away ditches and washed-away roadside shoulders, plus the increased volumes of heavy construction and road maintenance equipment along compromised roadways.”
Said Gerstle: “While these conditions are experienced by both motorists and bicyclists, bicyclists are much more likely to have their safety compromised.”
Residents needing to ride a bike in the area for basic transportation purposes can contact the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office at 303-441-3650 for a special permit.
Bicyclists ride on “compromised roadways” all day long, so I’m not sure what their point is.
And…“While these conditions are experienced by both motorists and bicyclists, bicyclists are much more likely to have their safety compromised.” …is true for any condition.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: drugs in sports, Jan Mathieu, MPCC, painkillers
I wonder how much real evidence Mathieu has for the following assertion.
Lotto-Belisol team doctor Jan Mathieu has said that the ongoing use of powerful painkiller Tramadol by some riders is a contributing factor in the recent spate of crashes in the opening classics races of 2014, and has renewed calls to have the drug banned.
Tramadol is an opioid, and like other substances in that group it causes drowsiness as a side-effect. Mathieu says that it’s this that has caused riders to lose concentration and cause crashes, according to an interview published by Belgian website sporza.be.
Teams that have voluntarily signed up to the Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC)’s stringent charter do not use the drug, but teams that have not signed up – including Sky, Omega Pharma-QuickStep and BMC Racing – are free to use it as it is currently not on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) list of banned substances.