In anticipation of their show supporting Greensky Bluegrass in at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO on December 2nd, The Drunken Hearts have released a video of their unique take on Greensky’s hit song “Demons” from the 2014 release, If Sorrows Swim. Filmed in the Rocky Mountains at Mountain Star Studio, the Hearts put their spin on the fan-favorite by adding drums and funky electric bass lines.The video is also part of the band’s “Under The Covers” series, in which they release acoustic cover versions of their favorite songs and artists. Check out the Drunken Hearts’ take on Greensky Bluegrass, below.The Drunken Hearts will meet up with Greensky Bluegrass on the second night of their three-night stand in Denver, but there are plenty of opportunities to catch TDH on the road. Check out their tour schedule below, and head here for details.Upcoming Tour Dates12/02 : Ogden Theatre : Denver CO w/ Greensky Bluegrass12/30 : Barkley Ballroom : Frisco CO12/31 : Vail Ale House : Vail CO [NYE!]01/12 : Town Square Tavern : Jackson Hole WY01/13 : The Filling Station : Bozeman MT02/25 : WinterWonderGrass Festival : Steamboat Springs CO
Read Full Story Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers have discovered that chemicals generated by bacteria in the colon help important immune cells known as Tregs in the colon grow and function well. The researchers also found that these bacterial metabolites reduced colitis in mice with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a chronic disease of the intestines that afflicts over two million people worldwide.“Increasingly, scientists, physicians, and the public are recognizing that the gut microbiota, the microbes that live within our intestines, shape our health and wellbeing in innumerable ways. We’ve identified that an abundantly produced microbial metabolite shapes the immune response,” said Wendy Garrett, senior author and assistant professor of immunology and infectious diseases at HSPH.The study was published online July 4, 2013 and will appear in the August 2, 2013 print edition of the journal Science.Researchers have long suspected a link between gut microbes and immune-related diseases, such as obesity, allergies, IBD, and colon cancer. Identifying the specific link, however, has been difficult.Garrett and lead author Patrick Smith, who was a postdoctoral fellow at HSPH at the time of the study, and colleagues focused on the role of Tregs, which are regulatory T cells in the large intestine. Tregs help people live peacefully with their gut bacteria and enable a wide range of foods to be digested.
Before Perrine Marcenac even enrolled at Harvard School of Public Health, the institution changed her life.During an interview for the Ph.D. Program in Biological Sciences in Public Health, Marcenac found herself fascinated by her faculty interviewers’ work on the malaria vector and parasite, and by the time she said good-bye, she’d found her research calling.“I remember thinking ‘Wow! That’s really interesting,’” recalls Marcenac, now a second-year doctoral student. “During these 30-minute conversations with them, I just instantly knew. They asked me the right questions. They challenged me. I could see their passion. I don’t think picking up a paper and reading it could have given me nearly the same desire to work in the field.”That desire has stayed with her. These days, the 27-year-old Marcenac is absorbed in research on mosquito biology and how malaria spreads. In particular, she is exploring the interplay between reproduction and immunity in Anopheles gambiae, the primary mosquito vector responsible for the transmission of malaria in most of sub-Saharan Africa. Highlights of her work to date include field research in the West African nation of Burkina Faso, which she describes as incredibly demanding but also exhilarating.“It’s really critical to test in the field with natural populations of mosquitos—to see if our results are the same there as they are in the lab,” she explains. Read Full Story
The yellow-and-green bicycles of the California bike-sharing startup LimeBike have popped up in more than a dozen Massachusetts communities in recent weeks, the latest fleet to follow in the tracks of Blue Bikes, which launched as Hubway in 2011. Anne Lusk studies bike environments, including safety and crashes, as a researcher at the Harvard Chan School. She’s also a cyclist. We asked her about the progress of bike-sharing systems.Q&AAnne LuskGAZETTE: Some research has found that bike-sharing riders are less prone to collisions with cars than regular cyclists. Is there a safety lesson that can be drawn from that data?LUSK: Research has shown that if a bicyclist appears to be confident on the road — drop handlebars, cleats, no fenders, no wicker basket with flowers and a loaf of French bread — drivers feel they can pass more closely.Bicyclists riding their own bikes are more confident and may take more risks because the route is one they ride often and they are very comfortable in their saddle. Bicyclists on shared bikes may be more timid because they are riding on what is perhaps an unfamiliar route and they are riding a heavier bike that is unfamiliar to them.GAZETTE: How much of a concern is it that shared bikes don’t come with helmets?LUSK: The issue of helmets really speaks to the need for a city to create safe bike infrastructure if they also offer docked and dockless bikes. The city could feel that if a person is going to ride a bike-share bike, they should always carry a helmet. That doesn’t happen.GAZETTE: Many of these sharing programs also have scooter components, but certain cities have banned them. How do you view dockless electric scooters versus bikes?,LUSK: Cities can now have electric scooters and electric bikes along with bike-share bikes, dockless and docked. Cities can ban scooters or electric bikes but as customers demand the scooters and e-bikes, it will be hard for a city to resist. Scooters and e-bikes are more environmental than cars and take up less space.GAZETTE: There have been reports of the ride-hailing boom adding to traffic congestion. How do you see a service like LimeBike fitting into that landscape?LUSK: In Boston and Cambridge, many cars are parallel parked because parking permits are free or only cost $25 and parking in a parking garage is expensive. I perceive that, for each Uber or Lyft, we now have two cars taking up the road right-of-way: a) the car the owner leaves parked on the side of the road near their house because they don’t want to lose their space; and b) the Uber or Lyft they ride to their destination that stops in odd places to let out passengers. Every car parked on the side of the road means it is that much more difficult to build cycle tracks and make biking safer. Every Uber or Lyft that oddly parks to let out passengers is a threat to bicyclists.GAZETTE: Residents in some communities have complained about the unattractive look of certain docking stations. Is there a better approach or design that might mitigate those concerns?LUSK: Just as we place amenities to enhance street aesthetics — planters, trees, window boxes, fanciful chalkboard signs, sidewalk tables and chairs, etc. — we should be careful with the placement and design of the bike docks. Bike docks are in place 24/7, even if there aren’t bikes in the docks. One way to think of bike docks is to ask a homeowner if they would want to have a bike dock for 12 bikes outside of their house on the sidewalk. If they could design the bike dock, what would it look like to complement their house and their landscaping?Interview was edited for clarity and length.
It’s 5:30 a.m., and a dozen middle-aged runners are circling the University of Virginia track in Charlottesville. Local running guru Mark Lorenzoni is out there with them, coaching the runners through any number of sprints, intervals, and pace work. Lorenzoni, a lifelong runner with a 59:42 PR at the Virginia Ten Miler under his belt, owns Ragged Mountain Running and has coached thousands of amateur runners through their PR quests. These Wednesday morning speed workouts are an integral element of Lorenzoni’s coaching.“Most people come to me with a goal that’s a bit of a stretch. Something that’s going to take hard work,” Lorenzoni says. “If you’re just looking to finish a 5K, don’t worry about speed. But if you’re looking to get your 5K PR, you have to start running faster.” Most recreational runners ignore speed training altogether. Instead of sprints, tempo runs, or intervals, we simply run farther, but we might be missing a key element in our training, particularly if we’re interested in setting a personal best.“If you’re only running for distance, you’re only developing one energy system and ultimately, you’ll limit what your body can do,” says Norman Blair, a professional running coach and owner of Jus Running in Asheville, who coaches regular Tuesday evening track workouts at the University of North Carolina track. “Everyone should be doing speed drills, particularly as you get older. You either use it or you lose it.”That’s not to say speed should be taken lightly. There are a number of different drills you can incorporate that will help increase your overall speed, but true speed work, which involves short sprints, can be dangerous if done haphazardly.“Speed kills,” Lorenzoni says. “Speed work can injure you just as quickly as it can help you.”The key to incorporating speed safely into a running routine, according to both Lorenzoni and Blair, is easing into higher speeds. Never hit the track for “faster” speed work until you’ve spent some time doing “slower” speed work on the roads (see below), and never sprint cold turkey.“Speed work should be done at the end of a workout so you’re properly warmed up. Otherwise, you’re gonna get hurt,” Blair says.Here are three different speed workouts you can tailor to your fitness level to help develop a faster 5K time.1. Beginner Speed Pace Work Lorenzoni uses a weekly three-prong approach to basic speed training. The first run is performed at race distance and race pace. The second run is a shorter distance (two miles if you’re shooting for a 5K PR) at slightly faster than race pace. The third run is longer (seven miles) at slower than race pace. Increasing the pace of your run once a week will help bring down your 5K time while laying the foundation for the faster speed work ahead. 1 2 3
John Hardin notches speed record of Kentucky’s longest trailWell before dawn on April 14th, 2018, near Morehead, Kentucky, a man stands at the northern terminus of the Sheltowee Trace, staring south. Off in the distance awaits his destination: the southern terminus of the trail, 323 miles away.Why do we attempt endurance challenges when we know their undertaking will hurt and will, perhaps, even prove impossible? It’s a complex question with as many answers as there are endurance athletes who ask it of themselves. For John Hardin, the man running the Sheltowee Trace in head-sheets of wind and rain, the answer boils down to a conviction “that we humans have won the cosmic lottery” and that it is incumbent upon us to “go out and make good use of this golden ticket.” For Hardin—a happy husband, a doting dad, and a busy businessman—making good use of his gift means gaining insights into himself from undergoing extreme challenges. “Getting uncomfortable,” he avers, “can build you.”If true, then the Sheltowee Trace is a particularly conducive place for personal development, particularly when one runs for the fastest known time. Named for the moniker the Shawnee gave to Daniel Boone, “Sheltowee” or “Big Turtle,” the trail presents challenges to even the toughest trail runners. Just over thirty miles in on very swampy ground, Hardin sees a lake with dead trees sporting the distinctive “Big Turtle” blazes. On the far side, Hardin can make out yet more blazes. John checks and rechecks his maps and GPS. Yup. The water comes up to his chin.Hardin was initially inspired by Matt Hoyes’ record-setting Sheltowee run in 2014. “I was just amazed there was such a long trail system in our backyard,” recalls John, a native of Nashville and founder of HardWin Adventures, a challenge event company. “I love adventure, and, after reading Matt’s report, I decided right there sitting in my house that I was going to do it.”Back then, the trail was slightly shorter, 308 miles, and ended at Leatherwood Ford. Matt did it in 7 days and 12 hours. John’s goal was to pass the 307-mark even earlier before bagging the full 323. At the time, he was a casual runner, logging about 30 to 50 miles per week. He decided to up his game.By September of 2017, Hardin was getting up at 3:30 a.m. to squeeze in long runs. By the time he took his first stride on the Sheltowee, John averaged about 70 to 80 miles a week.With the Sheltowee, though, it’s not just about the miles. There are other obstacles—like sabotaged signs, angry dogs, swollen creeks, and one creepy guy on a four-wheeler who followed Hardin for miles. (He lost him by fording a creek with chest-high water).But, by far, the greatest obstacle John faced was himself, his pain and his doubt. “By the end of day four,” he recalls, “my left leg was in so much pain that I was walking down gravel roads backwards.” At night in the camper, he sweat profusely and constantly had to pee.Hardin began to listen to Scott Jurek’s North, the story of a record-breaking AT adventure. “Scott took his time,” John says. “He kept it slow. He was injured, but he walked it out and he carried on. So, what can I do to make it feel better? I decided to take a day off running and put on my hiking boots.”And it worked. On day five, he bagged 34 miles by hiking and began to feel better. He receives words of encouragement from scores of runners following the feat on social media. He cranks and loops Eminem’s “Till I Collapse” on his earphones and can begin to sense the end of it. By day eight, he’s up at 4:43 a.m. after an hour’s sleep and begins running. He passes Matt Hoyes’ mark with several hours to spare and keeps on going, arriving at Burnt Mill Bridge, the end of the line, in 7 days, 11 hours and 50 minutes. Waiting for him there are his family and the president of the Sheltowee Trace Association. Hardin has just completed the fastest known time.So who’s next?
May 15, 2005 News & Notes News and Notes Juliet Murphy Roulhac of Miami recently served as a presenter on a panel which discussed ethical dilemmas during The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division’s Practicing with Professionalism Seminar held in April in Miami. Jack Brandon recently hosted a luncheon for present and prospective Florida Bar Foundation Fellows at the Lakeland Yacht Club, which was underwritten by the Boswell & Dunlap; GrayRobinson; Lily, O’Toole & Brown; Peterson & Myers; and Straughn, Straughn & Turner, P.A. Pete Cardillo of the Cardillo Law Firm in Tampa was recently admitted to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Matthew J. Lampke of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office received the Ohio State Bar Foundation Community Service Award for lawyers 40 and under. Elsa Jaramillo-Velez, Maria Santovenia and Rafael Suarez-Rivas of the City of Miami served as judges at the FIU College of Law Oral Arguments held at the Third District Court of Appeal. Kimberly Kolback moderated the panel “Thinking Outside the Box: New Avenues in Entertainment Law” during the Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium held at the University of Miami School of Law. Kolback also co-chaired a Steinway & Sons/BMI Event. Katherine E. Giddings of the Tallahassee office of Akerman Senterfitt spoke at the fifth annual “How to Succeed as Staff Counsel” CLE program presented by the American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Staff Counsel Committee. Matt Firestone of Pohl & Stewart in Winter Park participated in a presentation to the Orange County Homeowners’ Association Alliance concerning recent statutory amendments affecting homeowners’ associations. P. Bruce Culpepper of Akerman Senterfitt in Tallahassee participated in the “Corporate Governance-Sarbanes-Oxley Act and More in Florida” seminar and panel discussion on reporting and enforcement issues. Suzette M. Marteny of Carlton Fields was selected to serve on the board of Tampa Crossroads. J. Richard Caldwell, Jr., and A. Courtney Cox of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell in Tampa co-wrote the Florida chapter of the Products Liability Defenses: A State-by-State Compendium of the DRI Defense Library Series. John Vento of Trenam Kemker completed 30 years of active and reserve service with the United States Air Force. Vento retired as a full colonel and was awarded the Legion of Merit. Samuel Poole of Berger Singerman in Miami spoke at the Alcoa Leadership Panel, held at Florida International University’s Graham University Center. Poole discussed universal leadership challenges and lessons from the Everglades restoration process. Michael T. Haire of Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley & Dunlap was the moderator of the Lorman Educational Services seminar, “Construction Insurance, Bonding and Liens in Florida” in Miami. Additionally, Haire spoke to the Orange County Homeowners Association Alliance on the subject of Chapter 558, Florida’s residential construction claims statute. Gregory L. Mayback of Feldman Gale in Miami was appointed president of the Miami chapter of the International Network of Boutique Law Firms. Louie N. Adcock, Jr., of Fisher & Sauls was honored by the All Children’s Hospital Foundation with the William S. Belcher Award. Karen Walker of Holland & Knight was elected chair of the board of directors of the United Way of the Big Bend, Inc. Jeanne Seewald of Fowler White Boggs Banker was elected to the board of directors for The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce for a three-year term. Lawrence M. Watson, Jr., and Michael S. Orfinger of Upchurch, Watson, White & Max Mediation conducted a CLE seminar for the Sarasota County Bar Association, “Practical Advices for Attorneys, re: Ethics and Use of Mediation.” Laura Holm of Berger Singerman was a featured panelist at a dinner meeting presented by the Association of Public Corporations and National Investor Relations Institute, South Florida Chapter. Eric A. Gordon of Arnstein & Lehr in Boca Raton and Sheila Noel of Trilium Partners presented a seminar titled, “You’re Hired! How to Legally and Artfully Find and Qualify Applicants and Grow Your Company in 2005.” David T. Knight of Hill, Ward & Henderson has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Raymond Dix of St. Petersburg has signed a contract for publication of his novel, Death Row Defender. Hard Shell Word Factory will publish the novel in e-book and trade paperback this fall. Roy C. Young of Young van Assenderp of Tallahassee was elected president of The American Seniors Golf Association. William W. Corry of the Law Offices of William W. Corry in Tallahassee received the 2005 “In Defense of Justice” Award from the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. Suzan Jo of Akerman Senterfitt in Miami was elected to the board of directors and vice president of membership of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida. John W. Weihmuller and W. Douglas Berry of Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig in Tampa were elected to the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel. Mark Heise of Boise, Schiller & Flexner spoke at the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s seminar on Class Actions. Heise spoke on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005. Howard J. Hollander of Howard J. Hollander, P.A., in Miami lectured on Miller Act claims and dispute resolution at the Construction Law Certification Review Course in Orlando. Stephen H. Reynolds of Macfarlane, Ferguson & McMullen was recently re-elected by the Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund as trustee for the 13th Judicial Circuit. William S. Boshnick of Greenblum & Bernstein in Reston was the featured speaker at the CEO Forum, hosted by the Korea Electronics Association in Seoul, Korea. Boshnick spoke about corporate patent licensing strategies in the U.S. Randy M. Kammer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida in Jacksonville was elected president of The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida. Jonathan E. Perlman of Genovese Joblove & Battista gave a seminar titled “Securities Arbitration” that explained changes to the arbitration rules of the National Association of Securities Dealers for attorneys litigating in that area. John Arrastia, Jr., of Adorno & Yoss in Miami presented a lecture regarding the use of expert witnesses and consultants in criminal and quasi-criminal actions at the Second Annual Congress Against Organized Crime, Terrorism, and Corruption. Albert J. Dotson, Jr., of Bilzin Sumberg in Miami received the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce’s National Business Leader of the Year award. Julio Jaramillo of Abadin, Jaramillo, Cook & Heffernan in Miami was re-elected as vice president of the Colombian American Service Association. Lawrence H. Kolin of Alvarez, Sambol, Winthrop & Madson in Orlando was selected to serve a two-year term on the WMFE Community Advisory Board. Allison R. Day of Genovese Joblove & Battista gave a presentation on “Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Issues in Florida” at the National Business Institute’s seminar in Miami. Lynn B. Aust of Orlando was appointed to the Disney/SBA National Entrepreneurial Center Advisory Board. Louis Nostro of Shutts & Bowen in Miami was elected to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Patrick S. Montoya of Colson Hicks Eidson was appointed by Chief United States District Judge William J. Zloch to the Ad Hoc Committee on Rules and Procedure for the U. S. District Court, Southern District of Florida. Daniel J. Stermer of Lewis B. Freeman & Partners was elected vice chair of the Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization. Robert J. Stovash of Stovash, Case & Tingley in Orlando was named to the board of governors of the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce. Vance E. Salter of Hunton & Williams was named president of the board of directors for Catholic Charities Legal Services Archdiocese of Miami. Bruce A. Blitman of Ft. Lauderdale presented, “If I Knew Then, What I Know Now: Mediation Lessons Learned the Hard Way” at the Association of South Florida Mediators’ Annual Educational Seminar in Ft. Lauderdale. Sia Baker-Barnes of Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley in West Palm Beach was elected president of the West Palm Beach chapter of The Links. Mitchell C. Fogel and Saara J. Pekale were each named a Designated SBA 504 Loan Closing Attorney by the United States Small Business Administration. Roy C. Young of Young van Assenderp was recently elected president of the American Seniors Golf Association in Osterville, Mass. W. Campbell McLean of GrayRobinson in Tampa was appointed to serve on the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of Arts Board of Directors for a three-year term. Lyndel Mason of Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe in Orlando was the featured speaker at the Women’s Executive Council meeting at the Citrus Club. Sherri L. Johnson of Dent & Johnson in Sarasota was recognized as the 2005 Young Lawyer of the Year by the Gulf Coast Business Review. Samuel P. King and Kenneth J. McKenna of Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna & Ruffier served as faculty presenters for the National Business Institute’s seminar, “Plaintiff’s Personal Injury From Start to Finish in Florida.” Clinton Paris of GrayRobinson in Tampa served as master of ceremonies for the 2005 George Edgecomb Bar Association Law Week banquet held in Tampa. May 15, 2005 News and Notes
The CFPB fined Navy Federal Credit Union $5.5 Million as a civil penalty for violations related to collection efforts and $23 million as compensation to members who were subject to collection efforts that were allegedly contrary to applicable regulations. This got me to thinking, what is the purpose of CFPB fines?Some would argue that the fines are a form of punishment. “Make the bastards pay.” The sentiment was widespread among many Americans after the financial meltdown when no one was held accountable. I have to admit that the notion has some emotional appeal to me. There are people who were bad actors and designed business models that preyed upon the public and deserve to face at least a fine for their egregious conduct. However, I do not see Navy Federal Credit Union as a predatory institution that needs a dose of vigilante justice. Navy has the heart and soul of a true credit union that cares deeply about the financial well being of its members. Navy Federal Credit Union did not cause the last financial melt down and will not cause the next financial melt down. They will never be on the “get-even” list. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionOn Dec. 5 at the Gowana Middle School, Shenendehowa residents will have a unique opportunity to affirm the sale of 37 acres of surplus parkland property right in the middle of our community to the town of Clifton Park for a central park.Not only will this sale benefit generations of residents and help preserve the largest (and last) green space anywhere near the school campus, the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library and the YMCA, but it will provide funds for the school district to buy property in the town of Halfmoon for future school growth.This is a “win-win” for our community, and I urge fellow residents to show up in great numbers expressing their support of this sale. Your grandchildren will be grateful you did.John ZaluckiBallston LakeMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?