March 2, 2021
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first_imgOn Thursday, Phil Lesh announced that he will one again host his Terrapin Nation Seder alongside a group of Terrapin Crossroads regulars.On the fourth night of Passover, Monday, April 22nd, Terrapin Crossroads will welcome guests for a special seder in the park, followed by a night of music and dancing in the Grate Room. Lesh has recruited guitarists Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz and Ross James, keyboardist Scott Guberman, vocalist Jeannette Ferber, and drummer Ezra Lipp for the musical portion of the event.The announcement reads,On Monday, April 22nd, Terrapin Nation will celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover with a unique night of dining in the park, and dancing in the Grate Room, Terrapin-style!Tickets to Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Nation Seder are now on sale here.For a full list of Lesh’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to his website.last_img read more

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first_img Read Full Story Epidemiologists at Harvard have a long legacy of groundbreaking findings, from a 19th-century study on the effectiveness of bloodletting as a treatment for pneumonia to recent work on the role various dietary factors play in chronic disease risk. Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) faculty, alumni, and students gathered to reflect on the past and future of epidemiology at Harvard during the Cutter Symposium, held on November 8, 2013, as part of the School’s Centennial celebration.Alfredo Morabia, a historian and professor of epidemiology at Columbia University, kicked off the event with a lively historical overview of HSPH’s Department of Epidemiology—which he called a “methodological beacon” in an “adventurous discipline.” Morabia charged the packed audience in HSPH’s Snyder Auditorium with doing a better job of recording its history. In researching his speech, Morabia was surprised to find scant documentation in the archives at Countway Library—even for the 31-year tenure of Chair Brian MacMahon, who led the department until 1989. However, Morabia’s interviews with more than 20 faculty members, former chairs, and others connected to the department yielded a wealth of information.Morabia noted that the University’s first epidemiologist was James Jackson, a professor of clinical medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) in the early 19th century and the first physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. Employing epidemiologic methods that were rare at the time, according to Morabia, Jackson found evidence countering the common practice of bloodletting for the treatment of pneumonia.last_img read more

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first_imgIf current U.S. trends continue, more than 57 percent of today’s youth will be obese at age 35, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.The research also found that excess weight in childhood is predictive of adult obesity, even among young children, and that healthy-weight children are the only ones with less than a 50 percent chance of adult obesity. The findings were based on a rigorous simulation model that provides the most accurate predictions to date of obesity prevalence at various ages.The study will be published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.“Adult obesity is linked with increased risk of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer,” said Zachary Ward, an analyst at Harvard Chan School’s Center for Health Decision Science and lead author of the study. “Our findings highlight the importance of prevention efforts for all children as they grow up, and of providing early interventions for children with obesity to minimize their risk of serious illness in the future.”The researchers used new computational methods and a novel statistical approach to account for long-term population-level trends in weight gain. They pooled height and weight data from five longitudinal studies of 41,567 children and adults. Using these data, they created 1,000 virtual populations of 1 million youth up to age 19 who were representative of the 2016 U.S. population. They then projected height and weight trajectories from childhood to age 35.The results showed that obesity will be a significant problem for most American children as they grow older. Of those predicted to have obesity as adults, half will develop it as children, according to the study simulations. Excess weight gained during childhood can set off a trajectory that is difficult to change, the authors said. For example, the study found that of all obese 2-year-olds, three out of four will still be obese at age 35. For children with severe obesity — a condition that currently affects 4.5 million children in the U.S. — the risks are even greater. At age 2, these children have only a one in five chance of not having obesity at age 35; at age 5, that chance drops to just one in 10.Even children who are not obese face a high risk of adult obesity. The study estimated that for youth ages 2-19 in 2016, more than half will be obese at age 35 — though most currently are not.The study also found that racial and ethnic disparities in obesity are already present at age 2 and persist into adulthood, with non-Hispanic blacks and Hispanics more likely to be obese than whites.Given the high risk posed to children, senior author Steven Gortmaker, a professor of the practice of health sociology at Harvard Chan School, said, “It is critically important to implement policies and programs to prevent excess weight gain, starting at an early age. Plenty of cost-effective strategies have been identified that promote healthy foods, beverages, and physical activity within school and community settings.”Other Harvard Chan study authors included Stephen Resch, Catherine Giles, and Angie Cradock. Funding for the study came from the JPB Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Donald and Sue Pritzker Nutrition and Fitness Initiative, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including the Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network.last_img read more

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first_imgROME, Italy – This Easter, over 100 Notre Dame students studying in various locations throughout Europe went on pilgrimage to Rome for a weekend of sightseeing, prayer and reflection organized by Campus Ministry. Fr. John Paul Lichon, the Campus Ministry leader of the trip, met the pilgrims in Saint Peter’s Square on Saturday afternoon to distribute tickets for the Easter Sunday Mass. Students from programs all over Europe – including Greece, Spain, England, Ireland, and Italy – reunited by the obelisk in the middle of the piazza, hugging, laughing and sharing stories from their travels. The pilgrimage is an annual event coordinated by Campus Ministry, which includes tours of Rome’s churches, admittance to the Easter Sunday Mass led by Pope Francis, and the opportunity to reflect in the presence of Rome’s most precious relics, Lichon said. Easter is the most important feast of the year for the Church, but the pilgrimage will take on special significance this year, Lichon said. . “We’ve been doing the pilgrimage for a long time, but it just turned out this year it was with the new pope, so that has been exciting,” Lichon said. “The main focus is truly to be on pilgrimage for Easter, to truly enter into Triduum.” Lichon said Campus Ministry offered two pilgrimage “tracks.” The full track includes three days of sightseeing and guided reflection, while the Easter Sunday track admits students only for the Mass in Saint Peter’s Square, Lichon said. “It’s been fantastic. There’re about 40 students doing the full track with us, and we did the whole Triduum service together. We did a bunch of churches together on Friday, we did Saint Peter’s [Saturday] morning and we’re going to do the Vatican Museum,” he said. “Then about 110 students are coming just for the Easter Sunday Mass.” Though the tours and photo opportunities excite the participants, Lichon said the goal of the pilgrimage was to engage in prayer. “Rome at this time is just crazy, and we wanted to create a space that was prayerful and reflective and truly enter into Triduum,” he said. “I think that’s what this week is really about.” Junior Caity Bobber, who is currently studying abroad in London, participated in all of the pilgrimage’s planned events. “We began [Friday] with morning prayer at the Coliseum, and we saw the Basilica of Saint John Lateran, where the skulls of Saints Peter and Paul are,” Bobber said. “It’s actually where the bishop of Rome is, so that’s the cathedral of Rome.” Each day of the pilgrimage is scheduled from 7:00 a.m. until late at night, while some days stretch past midnight, Bobber said. “Last night, the Stations of the Cross began at 9:15 p.m., but we met at 6:45 p.m. to wait for our spot,” Bobber said. “It was a jam-packed day.” Mary Coghlin, a junior studying abroad in London, said visiting the Holy Stairs held special religious significance for her. “I would say we were all surprised by that,” Coghlin said. “It’s 28 stairs taken from the office of Pontius Pilate, so when Jesus was walking to his condemnation, he was walking down those stairs.” Coghlin said Saint Helen, Constantine’s mother, moved the stairs and other elements of Christ’s crucifixion back to Rome. “It’s the original marble, and now they’re covered in another wood, and pilgrims go up each of these 28 steps on their knees while praying. It’s about a 25 minute ordeal,” she said. “It’s way more moving than you would expect. People did specific prayers, acts of contrition. Some people received indulgences.” The students also attended the Via Crucis, the Way of the Cross ceremony, held at the Coliseum on Friday night, Coghlin said. “It was candlelit and we were close to Papa Francesco and it was beautiful,” Coughlin said. “[In the ceremony] there was Italian and a lot of Latin, which was nice because you were able to say the Our Father in that. There were also a lot of Notre Dame people there, and it was a great day.” The group’s intense touring schedule didn’t leave the pilgrims much free time, but Lichon said the group purposefully walked a fine line between seeing Rome as tourists and visiting the churches as worshippers. “You visit the churches for a purpose, you don’t just walk in and take a picture,” he said. “You [try to] understand what this church brings to you in a special way. You ask, how is God trying to speak to you through this place?” Contact Meghan Thomassen at mthomass@nd.edulast_img read more

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first_img© Justin “Squigs” Robertson Kinky Boots’s current cast members have got us saying “Yeah, yeah”! Aaron C. Finley and Todrick Hall are now starring in the Tony-winning production as Charlie Price and Lola, respectively. To celebrate their entry into the Land of Lola, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson gave them the ink treatment, and it’s the most beautiful thing in the world. Good luck not shouting “Yasssss” at the image of Finley with the signature crimson boot and Hall striking a pose! Take a look at the red-hot sketch of the dynamic, divalicious duo, and see Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre! View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 Kinky Boots About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home.last_img read more

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first_imgA mountaintop removal mine is an ecological disaster, but one company is trying to make the best use of the flattened, denuded landscapes that are left behind. The Berkeley Energy Group (BEG) has teamed up with EDF Renewable Energy to build what is expected to be the largest solar farm in Kentucky. BEG, which specializes in coal extraction, plans to use a retired mountaintop strip mine for the location of the farm. It will be the first large scale solar farm in Appalachia.Ryan Johns, BEG project development executive, said this plan is not to replace coal but simply to take advantage of an otherwise useless piece of land while providing citizens with clean energy and creating jobs.Kentucky coal miners have suffered from large job cuts in the eastern part of the state, with 14,373 mining jobs in 2008 and only 3,833 in 2016; the hope is to regenerate jobs with the building of this solar farm. Currently, the largest solar farm in Kentucky is the LG&E and KU Energy’s 10-megawatt farm in Mercer County. This farm has 45,000 solar panels on 50 acres of land and can provide energy for around 1,500 homes.last_img read more

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first_img“Honduras and Guatemala are the two major countries of the region where large shipments of drugs arrive and land,” according to Rodriguez Luna. “In past years, authorities in those two countries have dismantled important storage facilities for drugs and weapons, which has prompted them to take action and work hand-in-hand to tackle international organized crime.” Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández and Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina signed an agreement to establish the Task Force. By Dialogo January 27, 2015 As a consequence, Honduras and Guatemala are key transshipment points for transnational drug trafficking groups. Cooperation between the Armed Forces of Honduras and Guatemala along their shared border is crucial in the fight against international drug trafficking because of their key location on the map: Both countries are sandwiched between drug-producing and trafficking regions and consumer nations. “We need to have a presence at the level of this Task Force… immigration, police, the state Public Ministry prosecutors and the judiciary… The mission of this Task Force is to have a presence guaranteeing the control and authority of the State throughout the border (with Guatemala),” President Hernández said, according to a press release from the Office of the Presidency. The Armed Forces of Guatemala and Honduras are working in cooperation to fight organized crime through the Maya-Chortí Task Force, which will improve security in the region along the border the two countries share. The Task Force will gather intelligence on the activities of drug trafficking organizations and other criminal groups engage in weapons smuggling, contraband, and human trafficking and develop operations in specific areas on both sides of the border. Security forces from both countries will also exchange information to maximize the effectiveness of the Task Force. “In this sector in particular there will be air, sea, and land resources and coordinated work between the two countries, ” explained Honduran Lieutenant Colonel Santos Nolasco, a spokesman for the National Interagency Security Force (FUSINA), which is a part of the Maya-Chortí Task Force. The Task Force is not the first instance of Honduran and Guatemalan security forces working together in cooperation, “but obviously now this cooperation will be much more intense and profound,” according to Armando Rodriguez Luna, a security analyst at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). To attain the best results and improve public security, Troops from both countries, as well as other security forces, will gather and share intelligence and coordinate various security operations. Air, Sea, and Land Operations The Armed Forces of Guatemala and Honduras are working in cooperation to fight organized crime through the Maya-Chortí Task Force, which will improve security in the region along the border the two countries share. In early January, Soldiers from both countries, as well as other security forces, began coordinating air, sea, and land operations through the Task Force, which fights drug trafficking and other criminal enterprises. The members of the Task Force have the authority to execute arrest warrants on both sides of the border. Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández and Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina signed an agreement to establish the Task Force. Cooperation between the Armed Forces of Honduras and Guatemala along their shared border is crucial in the fight against international drug trafficking because of their key location on the map: Both countries are sandwiched between drug-producing and trafficking regions and consumer nations. The Task Force will gather intelligence on the activities of drug trafficking organizations and other criminal groups engage in weapons smuggling, contraband, and human trafficking and develop operations in specific areas on both sides of the border. Security forces from both countries will also exchange information to maximize the effectiveness of the Task Force. As a consequence, Honduras and Guatemala are key transshipment points for transnational drug trafficking groups. The Maya-Chortí Task Force is an important undertaking where both governments cooperate regionally to combat organized crime and drug cartels,the security analyst said. This news item is very on point. Keep on. I, myself, want to get in with one of the best drug traffickers in Guatemala to sell or whatever they give me in order to make money with them It’s really good for President Orlando to get smart to be able to fight crime If, as the article says, it’s magnificent because we, the people, are tired of seeing so many lies in the media which are mostly paid for by the Government but I have always believed in Channel 6. I hope it doesn’t go and sell itself like the others In early January, Soldiers from both countries, as well as other security forces, began coordinating air, sea, and land operations through the Task Force, which fights drug trafficking and other criminal enterprises. The members of the Task Force have the authority to execute arrest warrants on both sides of the border. “In this sector in particular there will be air, sea, and land resources and coordinated work between the two countries, ” explained Honduran Lieutenant Colonel Santos Nolasco, a spokesman for the National Interagency Security Force (FUSINA), which is a part of the Maya-Chortí Task Force. The Task Force is not the first instance of Honduran and Guatemalan security forces working together in cooperation, “but obviously now this cooperation will be much more intense and profound,” according to Armando Rodriguez Luna, a security analyst at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). The Maya-Chortí Task Force is an important undertaking where both governments cooperate regionally to combat organized crime and drug cartels,the security analyst said. “Honduras and Guatemala are the two major countries of the region where large shipments of drugs arrive and land,” according to Rodriguez Luna. “In past years, authorities in those two countries have dismantled important storage facilities for drugs and weapons, which has prompted them to take action and work hand-in-hand to tackle international organized crime.” Air, Sea, and Land Operations To attain the best results and improve public security, Troops from both countries, as well as other security forces, will gather and share intelligence and coordinate various security operations. “We need to have a presence at the level of this Task Force… immigration, police, the state Public Ministry prosecutors and the judiciary… The mission of this Task Force is to have a presence guaranteeing the control and authority of the State throughout the border (with Guatemala),” President Hernández said, according to a press release from the Office of the Presidency. last_img read more

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first_imgFor most marketers, getting a handle on data analytics is an obvious need.  Recent studies say that greater than 70% of marketers see the need.  The challenge is, they have never done it. And given the reality that “no one wants to fail,” many don’t begin. Others find themselves asking, when will I have the time to do this along the 273 other tasks and obligations already on my “to-do” list.Data isn’t going anywhere.  And most everyone knows that the need for analytics is rising to meet the availability of this data.So, where do you start?  My hope is that the following roadmap offers you some guidance.If you have never employed data analytics in marketing, you need first to understand what the software tools that help collect and analyze your account data, do and why.  Often, this analytics software is called an MCIF system.  The term, “MCIF” is an acronym for Marketing Central Information File.  Essentially, it is a database that pulls in data from all of your internal loan and deposit systems.  As you may know, you have many internal databases that manage the transactions unique to your specific loans and deposits.  This means that data is held in multiple, independent silos.  None of it has been combined to offer a full view of a client relationship.  This is the first thing an MCIF does.Want to learn more?  Would you invest 30 minutes to maybe an hour?  Most of your peers won’t.  If you want to rise above your competitors and elevate your personal value to your credit union (or the next credit union which will value your knowledge more), then invest the time.  I promise to make it easy and fun.I have pulled together e-books, fun videos and white papers that illuminate the value of data and analytics.  Access this wealth of knowledge in one place, here.Once you have a basic idea of what data analytics means and why you may want to employ it, seek out folks you know, and ask them about their experiences.  How are they addressing this growing need for data analytics?  Your credit union associations offer plenty of vendor resources on-line.  Also, look for articles in the trade press that help illuminate the benefits and pitfalls further.  Talk to vendors.  They will share more than you can imagine.  Each vendor wants you to become educated on what is possible, how to do it and how their solution will help you accomplish your goals.  You need to understand all of this to get what you want.Data isn’t going anywhere.  And most everyone knows that the requirement for analytics is rising to meet the availability of this data.  As you may know, the C-Suite across credit union land is growingly interested in the information, action and certain results that data analytics delivers.So, where do you start?  If you avail yourself of the data analytics resources in this article, your journey has already begun.  Congratulations, you just got started with Data Analytics!Check out the resource page now.  You will even be able to access case studies and personal copies of one or more of my books. 39SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jay Kassing Jay Kassing is President of MARQUIS, a Texas based provider of marketing analytics solutions including MCIF/CRM software, MCIF services, profitability, compliance, consulting and direct mail creative/fulfillment. Jay has … Web: www.gomarquis.com Detailslast_img read more

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first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Friends of Clifton Park Open Space is pleased to see the Shenendehowa school board and the town of Clifton Park officially reach an agreement on both the sale of the approximately 37 acres and a memorandum of understanding regarding the use and maintenance of the property.We applaud this demonstration of cooperation between the school board and the town, not only on the transfer of the property, but also on their continuing efforts to foster that relationship for the good of both parties. Friends will work to get out the “yes” vote on Dec. 5. We believe this vote can preserve 37 natural acres as a central park. We believe it will be an easily accessible park for all the residents of southern Saratoga County. We envision a walkable place to connect the Shen campus, the YMCA, the library and Collins Park for the health and enjoyment of everyone visiting the area.We wish to balance growing commercialization in this area with the beauty of nature. We hope for a forest park to serve as a living laboratory for our students in the Shen district. We would like to leave a priceless, living piece of nature for future generation to enjoy.We urge all district residents to come out on Dec. 5 to Gowana Middle School and “vote yes” for this referendum.Susan BurtonRexfordThe writer is vice president of the Friends of Clifton Park Open Space.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusPolice: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…last_img read more

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