Shin-Ichi Konno’s Cherubim concept bikeCausing constant roadblocks at NAHBS was Cherubim master builder Shin-Ichi Konno’s concept track bike.Though it must break about every single rule in the UCI book, the aerodynamic bike is intended as a thought experiment for the track bike of the future. “We’re too wedded to the traditional diamond-shaped bike,” said Konno when talking to BikeRumor. “We have to challenge accepted designs. That’s why I’ve made a bike like this.”Konno comes from an illustrious line of Japanese framebuilders. His father started Cherubim in the 1960s, and his father’s brothers were the creative talents behind San Rensho and Miyuki, famed for their Keirin-certified track bikes.The frame took around four days to design, and features a bespoke chromed seatpost and… one hesitates to say handlebars, so perhaps hand-rests would be better?It was difficult to find the space to get decent pictures, but we’ll return to the stand early tomorrow, to grab some close-up shots for you when there’s nobody else about.
Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis and outgoing Chairman of the CARICOM Conference of Heads, Dr. Timothy Harris has said that the Region’s engagement in the attempts at resolving the situation in Venezuela has demonstrated that there is a role for CARICOM to play.Dr. Harris was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 40th Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM being held in Saint Lucia, 3-5 July, 2019.He outlined that the CARICOM Heads, Foreign Ministers and officials, as well as the CARICOM Secretary-General, have represented the Community in engaging with the UN Secretary-General and other interested parties, such as the International Contact Group on the matter.“We have consistently argued that the cardinal principles to undergird a resolution of the political crisis in Venezuela include non-interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela, inviolability of the Sovereign State, respect for democracy, rule of law and the constitution of Venezuela as well as peace and resolution of conflict,” Prime Minister Harris said.Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris delivering remarks as Outgoing Chairman at the 40th Conference of the CARICOM Heads of GovernmentHe further said that for CARICOM, non-interference and non-intervention in the internal affairs of states, prohibition of the threat and use of force, respect for sovereignty, adherence to the rule of law, respect for the constitutional framework and democracy, and the right of people to self-determination are core principles, which should not be violated.“These are what we have to cling to in a world where international law and multilateralism are being undermined and small states are being increasingly marginalised. And despite whatever apparent differences appear in the ranks of CARICOM, I can assert that we all subscribe to these principles,” he declared.Speaking to the integration movement, Dr. Harris said it needed to be kept on track, noting that there had been progress that had been incremental while the challenges had exponentially increased. He said that if the Region was to “merely survive”, processes of common action needed to be accelerated. He explained that the technological revolution, the volatility of the geo-political climate, the erosion of global principles among other challenges required a sense of urgency to determine the pace of progress in comparison to the necessities.In closing his remarks, Dr. Harris used the opportunity to commend the CARICOM Secretary-General and the staff of the CARICOM Secretariat for their industry, ingenuity, reliability and professionalism.“We are blessed to have such an excellent cadre of regional public servants working to effect our integration arrangements,” the outgoing Chairman said.Please see Address by Prime Minister Dr Timothy HarrisAddress by Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Diplomat praises CARICOM, PM Harris, for leadership on Venezuela crisis(SKNIS): Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, has come in for high praise from St. Kitts and Nevis’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations, His Excellency Sam Terrence Condor. Mr. Condor was in the Federation for Diplomatic…April 12, 2019In “CARICOM”PM Harris to lead CARICOM Delegation to Uruguay for International Conference on Venezuela(Press Secretary, St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister) The Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) – Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis – will lead a delegation to Uruguay, where an international conference focusing on the ongoing political upheaval in Venezuela is set…February 4, 2019In “CARICOM”CARICOM Chair holds high-level meetings at UN on Venezuelan crisis(St Kitts and Nevis Information Service): Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, [on] January 29 held several high-level meetings at the Trinidad and Tobago Permanent Mission to the United Nations and the United States Mission to the…January 30, 2019In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp