Specialized Allez Sprint Disc adds disc brakes, thru axles, keeps aluminum frame

first_imgIn spite of all the improvements in carbon fiber lately, there’s still something to be said for a metal bike. Specialized certainly agrees with that statement as they’ve been putting out some beautiful aluminum builds complete with aero tube shaping and impressive performance. And now, with the addition of the new Allez Sprint Disc, there’s yet another option in the world of high performance aluminum bikes. However, if you’d prefer to build your own, there are three framesets available for $1,500 in some pretty awesome color schemes. Starting with their shapely Allez Sprint aluminum frameset, the Sprint Disc uses Specialized’ E5 Premium aluminum with D’Alusio Smartwelds to get the most out of the classic material. Up front, you’ll find the top end Tarmac Disc FACT carbon fork with flat mount disc brakes and a 12mm thru axle. There’s a thru axle and flat mount brakes at the rear as well, and the frame uses an OSBB with a Praxis crankset and BB30 bearings. In the U.S., it looks like we’ll be limited to just one Allez Sprint Disc model with a Comp build which includes a Shimano 105 hydraulic 2×11 group, DT Swiss R470 wheels, and a Specialized branded cockpit for $2,200. If you prefer your road bikes with rim brakes, Specialized also has two Allez Sprint framesets available with limited edition paint from the Red Hook Crit LTD series or the Sagan Collection.specialized.comlast_img read more

Linklaters to move graduate recruitment online

first_imgFind advice and updates here. Graduate recruitment partner Alison WilsonCity firms are also considering what to do with trainees starting work this autumn. ‘This is an unfortunate situation for students across the years. Learning about the firm is going to be more difficult for them. And, for us, learning about who they are as individuals is equally challenging,’ Wilson said. ‘It’s one thing for a senior lawyer to think a remote office works just as well, but for junior lawyers it can be different.’International firm DLA Piper, which has one of the City’s biggest graduate intakes, has staggered its trainee start dates, offering graduates £10,000 to delay until August 2021. Meanwhile, new trainees at Irwin Mitchell have seen their start date pushed back from August 2020 to February 2021. *The Law Society is keeping the coronavirus situation under review and monitoring the advice it receives from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Public Health England. Magic circle firm Linklaters will recruit graduates online this autumn if lockdown restrictions are still in place, as the City grapples with how to select and train junior lawyers out of the office.Linklaters said it plans to recreate an assessment day online, with candidates completing a timed exercise, a partner interview and an interview with human resources as normal. It said the TopScore system – which the firm has already used to recruit graduates in Australia – is ‘very interactive and user friendly’ and has been well received by candidates.Graduate recruitment partner Alison Wilson said her experience of interviewing online was ‘positive overall’.‘It takes practice. Normally when you interview someone you walk with them from reception… You don’t get the same gradual start to an interview online and you have to work hard at the start to put candidates at ease.’ She added that virtual interviews tend to be more tiring for candidates, but ‘you still get a good sense of their capabilities’. Please see the Gazette’s dedicated coronavirus page here >>last_img read more

Bergen set to resign as head cross country coach

first_imgBergen set to resign as head cross country coach Share Two-time Gulf South Conference Coach of the Year will resign later this spring center_img   PENSACOLA, Fla. – After five seasons, University of West Florida men’s and women’s cross country head coach Dr. John Bergen will resign his position effective April 27 to pursue personal opportunities.”I am grateful for having the opportunity to coach here at the University of West Florida,” said Bergen. “I am thankful for the support and resources provided by our administration to allow myself and our student-athletes a great chance to be successful. This program will continue to flourish in the future, and I am proud to have been a part of it.”In his time as head coach, Bergen was named Gulf South Conference Women’s Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2012. Bergen led the UWF women’s cross country team to the program’s first NCAA national championship appearance in 2011 and again in 2012. The two-time conference coach of the year also led the Argonaut women’s cross country team to back-to-back Gulf South Conference championships.“Coach Bergen has taken our cross country teams to a new level,” UWF Athletic Director Dave Scott said. “We appreciate his hard work and dedication to the University of West Florida Intercollegiate Athletic program. We hope he has continued success in his future endeavors.” Under Bergen’s tutelage, 24 student-athletes earned All-GSC honors while five received All-GSC Academic Honors. Bergen coached two GSC freshmen of the year award winners (Seth Rosanina, Kelley Bahn) in his tenure as head coach and saw the UWF women’s cross country honored by the USTFCCCA with all-academic team honors in 2010.”I was very fortunate to have outstanding student-athletes and assistant coaches for helping establish a strong program here, and I will miss them all,” said Bergen.When named cross country coach in 2008, Bergen was no stranger to the UWF Field House, as he spent six years as an assistant professor of exercise science in the Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science department, which was housed for four of his years in the UWF Field House. Then, Dr. Bergen took over as the interim sports information director, a position that he held until taking over the cross country coaching position.The men’s and women’s cross country head coach position is now posted online. To apply, click here. All applications must be submitted through that site to be considered.For more information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.John Bergen Profile#ARGOS#   Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more