WIN as Timbuk2 celebrates National Bike to Work Month

first_imgDon’t like the idea of riding to work, tasty snacks, or the opportunity to win free stuff?  You might want to stop reading now…Created by a crafty bike messenger waaay back in 1989, Timbuk2 are arguably one of the graddaddies of the messenger style/scene.  Though the company has grown significantly since then and its offerings expanded to include flight cases, very nice duffel bags, and even yoga gear, their roots remain in urban cycling.In order to celebrate National Bike to Work Month, the company is encouraging riders to share their ride-to-work photos- and will reward the most popular photo with the Timbuk2|Bianchi|Bern|Kryptonite|Knog spread picured above.  In addition, riders in Austin, New York City, Seattle and Washington D.C. will be able to swing by snack-filled Timbuk2/KIND Healthy Snacks Energizing Stations for a bit of a boost on their ride.Hop the curb for the full release, including details on how to enter.Timbuk2 Celebrates National Bike to Work Month this May 2013SAN FRANCISCO (May 7, 2013) – Timbuk2, the original San Francisco bag company and longtime bike commuting advocate, is celebrating National Bike to Work Month this May with a variety of events and festivities, a special limited-edition Bianchi x Timbuk2 bag, an Facebook sweepstakes, an Instagram contest, and series of GoPro bike commuting videos to get people off their butts and on their bikes.Created by a bike messenger with a sewing machine in 1989, Timbuk2’s roots are ingrained in biking. With bike commuting on the rise – it has grown more than 63 percent in the past decade in major cities across the U.S* — Timbuk2’s involvement in Bike to Work Day reflects the company’s unremitting dedication to promoting the positive benefits of cycling on individuals, communities, and the environment.Timbuk2 Bike to Work Month activities this May 2013 include:Bike to Work Day Energizer Stations – Timbuk2 is joining forces with KIND Healthy Snacks to celebrate Bike to Work Day on-the-ground efforts kicking off in San Francisco on May 9 and on May 17 in Austin, New York City, Seattle and Washington D.C. Commuters are encouraged to stop by Timbuk2’s Energizing Stations for tasty KIND snacks, bike commuting information and enticing product giveaways.Bike to Work Day Instagram Contest – On National Bike to Work Day (May 17), KIND and Timbuk2 will run an Instagram contest encouraging folks to capture their bike commute to work on Instagram. Not only will connect other bike commuters across the country by sharing real-world images of bike commutes, but it will also encourage folks get on the bike commuting bandwagon. To enter, users simply Instagram their ride to work and tag is #ridetowork. The five Instagrams with the most “likes” will receive a Limited Edition KIND x Timbuk2 Messenger bag full of KIND bars.Bianchi x Timbuk2 Limited Edition Bag – Timbuk2 honors their unique bike heritage and allegiance to two-wheeled machines with an extremely limited-edition Bianchi x Timbuk2 Messenger Bag made in San Francisco. The medium Classic Messenger will feature black tarpaulin fabric, quintessential Bianchi green binding and webbing, a Bianchi eagle patch, and will be hand-numbered to commemorate its limited quantity. Available May 9 on www.timbuk2.com. Price: $139.GoPro Bike Commuting Video – Timbuk2 has partnered with GoPro to release a bike commuting video featuring one of the world’s greatest commutes shot on a GoPro Hero3. The video will go live on www.timbuk2.com, and Timbuk2’s and GoPro’s Facebook and Twitter pages on National Bike to Work Day on May 17.Timbuk2 Facebook Sweepstake – On May 1 – 31, Timbuk2 fans can enter the Timbuk2 Bike Commute Sweepstakes for a chance to win:Limited Edition Bianchi x Timbuk2 Messenger BagBianchi San Jose BikeBern Macon HelmetKryptonite Evolution Series 4 Mini Integrated ChainSet of Knog Blinder Bike LightsTotal prize value: More than $1,000!!!For more information about Timbuk2, visit www.timbuk2.com.last_img read more

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Liberia’s Anti-Corruption Commission calls on Weah to declare assets

first_imgPresident-elect George Weah of Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) attends a news conference at party headquarters, after the announcement of the presidential election results, in Monrovia, Liberia, December 30, 2017. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon President-elect George Weah of Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) attends a news conference at party headquarters, after the announcement of the presidential election results, in Monrovia, Liberia, December 30, 2017. REUTERSLiberia’s Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has called on President-elect George Weah to declare his assets as required under the Code of Conduct.“I want to encourage Weah to take the lead by declaring his assets and then make it mandatory for every official coming into government to declare their assets,’’ Augustine Toes, acting chair of LACC said.The Deputy National Secretary General of the Coalition for Democratic Change, Janga Kowo said that the president is willing to comply with the law and declared that once Weah takes office he will declare his assets, local online website, Daily Observer said.Toe further called on the president-elect to issue a directive to the Ministry of Finance and Development planning and all those leaving government to declare their assets or else they will not receive their January salaries.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf issued an Executive Order requiring that public officials declare their assets when they enter government and when they are leaving to the LACC.The order is meant to fight corruption in the nation. It requires that people who leave government should declare their assets.Established in 2008, LACC is responsible for implementing appropriate measures and undertakes programmed aimed at investing, prosecuting and preventing acts of corruption.last_img read more

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Is it time for Spurrier to finally let it go?

first_imgMaybe Steve Spurrier should consider if it’s time to get out of coaching.Maybe Steve Spurrier should consider if it’s time to get out of coaching.Sooner or later, if you stick around long enough, it doesn’t matter what you’ve done.They’re going to get you.That’s the case for just about anyone in any occupation in today’s society. Especially in sports, where rosters change, the ball bounces a different way than it did a few years ago, a key player gets hurt. Or you just simply lose too much and are appreciated too little.But in this case, sure, it’s pretty incredible that the vultures are starting to circle in Columbia, S.C., where Steve Spurrier is coming off a 7-6 season after being forecast by many to play in the SEC title game after three straight 11-win seasons.But there they are flying up above, looking down, hungry. From fans to media to anyone who follows college football there are whispers. Spurrier, who hit the big 7-oh this year just might finally be coaching his last year.“We’re hoping to return to where we were the prior three years, a top 10 team. We believe we have a fighting chance to do that,” Spurrier said earlier this week at the annual SEC media days. “I know the critics are out there, and that’s why they’re called critics. They criticize every chance they get, and we gave them some chances to criticize us last year, which is okay.”Jones: Foley’s latest hires could be legacy at UFSpurrier just doesn’t get it. Frankly, that kind of shocks me. After all, this was the guy who for years while winning SEC titles in Gainesville made jokes about Bobby Bowden at FSU and why he wouldn’t just give it up.I hope Spurrier doesn’t become Bowden.The clock is ticking, Steve. And all you have to do is talk to a few high school recruits and coaches to understand.It’s not just a question of what Spurrier can accomplish this year, or even the next. It’s about the fact that nobody realistically expects him to be around that much longer. Bowden, as fine a human being as you could meet, had the fault too many of us own. He held on too long at Florida State. The program suffered. The losses piled up, the recruits started looking over his shoulder to see who else was in line.Realistically, if you are a high school senior in Brevard County, do you really want to think about South Carolina? A handful of coaches and players in the last 4-5 months have asked me the same question. Spurrier calls their schools. He’s got his eye on a few guys.But those elite Brevard recruits are asking the same question. Will you still be there when I’m in my third year of college? And Spurrier has to look them all in the eye and has no answer. Not any more.It’s all about the recruits. It’s all about building in college football. High school athletes after sophomore years get piles recruiting letters now. The push to add talent often includes athletes who don’t even have a license to drive a car.What they do have is the license to drive a recruiting class. The way recruiting is now, with years invested in players, they have to believe 2-3 years ahead of time you’re going to be there. The key is landing the top guys right now who are at their oldest high school juniors. Which means they’ll be in college in two years.Memories of the USFL, Bandits and what could have beenDoes anyone really believe Spurrier will be at South Carolina four years from now? Come on. He may not want to admit it but to hang around a while longer? He’s killing his own program’s future.“None of us know how long we’re going to be here,” he said. “None of us know. … When the recruits sign on, they’re sort of looking you in the eye and saying, ‘Coach, you know I’m signing on to play for you, don’t you?’ That’s what they’re sort of saying. It’s tough.”Spurrier vowed he’d never be Bowden. Maybe he just doesn’t get it. Everyone has a time, everyone has a place. Unlike most of us, he gets to pick. When even recruits in Brevard wonder if you’ll even be there when they get to campus?It’s time Steve. It may hurt. It may be hard. But we all need to try to realize when it’s our time.Contact Jones at [email protected] or follow on Twitter: @DaveJonesSports.last_img read more

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