Scott “got away with this” for a couple of reasons. First is that while road bike cable pull rates have changed slightly throughout the years, they have changed marginally. Second is that there actually good reason not to run the same brake front and rear: The front and rear brakes see very different forces and weights.
The pair shot 78 71/149, missing qualifying for match play by three strokes at Bandon Dunes in Bandon, Oregon. Shotgun start. The entry fee is $400 per foursome and includes continental breakfast and a buffet lunch. Emergency BlanketYou never know what might happen while hiking, so a simple emergency blanket is a smart item to keep on hand. It takes up very little space and weighs less than a pound, but can help keep you warm overnight in a pinch. If you bring along some string, you can turn this blanket it into a lean to as well..
Akinwumi AdesinaThe US and the African Development Bank have fallen out over allegations of corruption against the bank’s Nigerian head, writes former BBC Africa Business editor Larry Madowo.But the clean public persona of the 60 year old president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) is now being questioned after a string of corruption and abuse of office allegations from his own staff spilled into the open. Mr Adesina has denied all the allegations.The board of governors of the 55 year old institution met on Tuesday to discuss whether to bring in an outside investigator into the allegations concerning the Nigerian’s conduct just days after the US rejected an initial inquiry that cleared him.The prospects of an independent probe comes only three months before he was expected to be re elected unopposed at its annual general meeting in August.US at odds with AfricaThe 20 point allegations of “impunity and bad governance” from unnamed employees have exposed a rift between Mr Adesina and ordinary staff.The “Group of Concerned Staff Members of the AfDB” claimed that Mr Adesina has used the bank’s resources for self promotion and personal gain while also paying out huge but undeserved severance packages to staff who resigned mysteriously, and favouring his fellow Nigerians.US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin personally signed a letter to the board rejecting an internal investigation that cleared Mr Adesina.”Mnuchin’s move is significant because it has now cast a limelight on governance issues and on [the] importance of an independent investigation to uphold the integrity of the AfDB,” said Barbara Barungi, the bank’s former lead economist on Nigeria.”But what you have now is the biggest paymaster, the US, in a stand off against the Africans. If you read Mnuchin’s letter carefully, it has put the bank on notice.”The BBC has obtained the original whistleblowers’ email from January 2020, sent to two executive directors of the bank, Yano Takuji (Japanese) and Steven Dowd (American), and the British director for its Integrity and Anti Corruption Department Alan Bacarese.”We fear that the wholesale dismissal of all allegations without appropriate investigation will tarnish the reputation of this institution [AfDB]””, Source: US Treasury Secretary , Source description: Steven Mnuchin, Image: In an April update circulated to a wider pool of senior managers, the whistleblowers said the Ethics Committee headed by Mr Takuji failed to examine their concerns.The committee later carried out an investigation and declared that Mr Adesina was “totally exonerated of all allegations made against him” and recommended that the board of governors adopt its conclusions.In early May, the board’s chair Ivorian Planning Minister Nial Kaba wrote to shareholders that the African finance ministers who supervise the bank’s management intended to clear Mr Adesina.”We fear that the wholesale dismissal of all allegations without appropriate investigation will tarnish the reputation of this institution as one that does not uphold high standards of ethics and governance,” Mr Mnuchin wrote back.”Therefore, the United States cannot support dismissing the allegations at this stage,” he added.Mr Kaba said in a statement that a decision had not been made about Mr Adesina and he remained in office.”The bureau, which I chair, wishes to reassure the public that it is seized with the matter and it is treating it with the utmost seriousness that it deserves,” he said.’Trumped up allegations’The whistleblowers have accused Mr Adesina of major conflicts of interest in his dealings with current and former employees, unethical conduct and preferential treatment..