January 24, 2019 /Sports News – National Super Bowl-bound male cheerleaders make NFL history Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — History will be made on the sidelines of Super Bowl LIII next month.For the first time ever, male cheerleaders will be performing at the big game. Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies, who became the first male cheerleaders in NFL history this season, will be cheering for the Los Angeles Rams as they take on the New England Patriots in Atlanta on Feb. 3.Both cheerleaders, along with their coach Emily Leibert, appeared on ABC News’ Good Morning America Thursday as they prepare to cheer in the Super Bowl. Watch their interview with GMA below:Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
For those who caught on to Frank Zappa’s music after his untimely death, few experiences rivaled that of the Zappa Plays Zappa project. Led by Frank’s son Dweezil Zappa, the band name said it all, one Zappa playing the music of another.Only, there seems to be some contention over the use of the Zappa family name for the project. The Zappa Family Trust recently informed Dweezil that he did not have the rights to tour under the name Zappa Plays Zappa, as the last name is a trademark owned by the trust. Instead, the band will hit the road as Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa.In an interview with the New York Times, Dweezil says, “It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue… but this is being done under duress.” He added, “My last name is Zappa; my father was Frank Zappa… but I am not allowed to use the name on its own. I’m not allowed to use a picture of him. I’m not allowed to use my own connection with him without some sort of deal to be struck.”When Frank Zappa’s window Gail Zappa passed away, control of the Family Trust went to two of Zappa’s four children, Ahmet Zappa and Diva Zappa. While the other two, Dweezil and Moon Unit, remained beneficiaries, the relationship between the siblings has been riddled with contention. Ahmet addressed the Zappa Plays Zappa situation as well, saying “I am not standing in the way of Dweezil playing the music… he would just have to be in accordance with the family trust.”Dweezil gets the final word in the article, saying “I just hope people will understand that the only thing I’m changing is the name.” The Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa tour kicks off in July.[H/t The New York Times]
Last night, AC/DC brought their run with vocalist Axl Rose to a close. The tour wound it’s way across the world before finishing up in Philadelphia, PA at the Wells Fargo Center, with Rose replacing long-time vocalist Brian Johnson after he was forced to retire due to his deteriorating hearing.Original rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young was also forced to retire earlier this year as he is battling a debilitating case of dementia. While the tour pushed on, bassist Cliff Williams announced back in July that he would be retiring at the end of this tour, with it not feeling right to go on with so many original members dropping out due to health reasons. With that in mind, last night in Philadelphia was Williams’ final show with the band.Anyone who has seen AC/DC knows that it is the Angus Young show, with his schoolboy outfit, energetic stage presence, and wild guitar playing. It proved a truly touching moment when Young walked Williams out to the front and center of the stage as the band rang out the final notes of “For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)” in Philadelphia.See below for a HD video of “For Those About To Rock”, and watch as Angus Young salutes Cliff Williams during his final moments as a member of AC/DC:Video courtesy of YouTube user Jim Powers.
Individuals addicted to prescription painkillers are more likely to succeed in treatment with the aid of the medication buprenorphine-naloxone (Suboxone), report McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers in Monday’s online edition of the Archives of General Psychiatry.“Adjunctive Counseling During Brief and Extended Buprenorphine-Naloxone Treatment for Prescription Opioid Dependence,” is the first large-scale study to address treatment of prescription opioid addiction. According to lead author Roger Weiss, chief of the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse at McLean Hospital, most studies examining treatments for opioid dependence have been done with heroin-dependent patients at methadone clinics, resulting in the lack of data on treatment for patients addicted to prescription painkillers, especially in the offices of primary care doctors.“Despite the tremendous increase in the prevalence of addiction to prescription painkillers, little research has focused on this patient population,” said Weiss, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. “This is notable because recent data tell us that the use of prescription painkillers for nonmedical reasons is 20 times more common than heroin and 50 percent more people seek treatment for prescription drug abuse than for heroin.”Part of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network, this is the first randomized large scale clinical trial for the treatment of prescription opioid abuse, involving 10 sites nationwide and more than 600 treatment-seeking outpatients dependent on prescription opioids and either taking more than prescribed or using them illicitly. Each participant received Suboxone — a combination of buprenorphine, which alleviates opioid withdrawal and craving, and naloxone, which prevents abuse if the drug is not taken orally as prescribed — in conjunction with standard medical management, in which physicians evaluated treatment effectiveness and recommended abstinence and self-help participation. Fifty percent of study participants also received additional more intensive individual addiction counseling.According to Weiss, 49 percent of patients benefited from Suboxone during a 12-week course of the medication. However, once the medication was discontinued, patients had a high rate of relapse. Monitored in four-week increments, individuals showed an increasing rate of relapse the longer they remained off Suboxone. Another interesting finding, noted Weiss, was that neither having chronic pain, nor participation in intensive addiction counseling affected the participant’s success rate.“We were surprised by some of these findings because there was an overall assumption that this population — those who have had little to no exposure to heroin — would do better in terms of not needing long-term medication intervention,” said Weiss. “It is clear that given the prescription drug abuse epidemic, we need to continue to look at the viability of longer-term use of Suboxone and whether it can continue to provide sustained recovery from addiction to pain medications.”According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 1.9 million people in the United States meet abuse or dependence criteria for prescription pain relievers. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that annually, more people die from prescription painkiller overdoses than from heroin and cocaine combined.
Check out NPH and Burtka singing “You’re the Top” below! Actor and chef David Burtka will headline 54 Below in November, directed by none other than his hubby Neil Patrick Harris! The concert will play the Times Square hotspot on November 25 and 26. Harris will turn conventional cabaret structure upside down for the evening, creating a show unlike anything that has been seen before. Musical direction will be by Seth Rudetsky. Burtka, a graduate of Pasadena’s Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, made his Broadway debut as Tulsa in the 2003 revival of Gypsy. Other stage credits include The Play About the Baby and The Opposite of Sex. His TV credits include The West Wing, Crossing Jordan and How I Met Your Mother. View Comments
Today, he would have turned 100. “You can’t build a peaceful world on empty stomachs and human misery,” Bourlaug once said. Today, we are reminded he was a living example of the power of science to improve the world. He was the picture of practicing what you preach. He certainly did his part to fill empty stomachs and end human misery. Borlaug developed dozens of cereal grain varieties that grew well in Asia, Mexico and Africa – areas of the world that had spent years facing mass famine and starvation. Scholars say he prevented as many as 1 billion deaths. “There can be no permanent progress in the battle against hunger until the agencies that fight for increased food production and those that fight for population control unite in a common effort,” he said during his 1970 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. Today, we again face a growing population that will outpace food production if we don’t find a way to double our yields — this time with less land and less water. Borlaug was fast to point out that meeting the challenges that led to the Green Revolution took many scientists, farmers, agencies and organizations working together. The same will be true of the grand challenge before us now. And the solutions will be more complicated than before. It will take plant breeders and engineers, farmers and processors, transportation and cooperation to feed a hungry world. Technology will drive the future of agriculture and help to curb world hunger. Agriculture may be the sector of our economy where new technology can have the greatest impact in the shortest period of time. On the 30th anniversary of winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Borlaug said in a speech in Ohio, “The world has the technology – either available or well advanced in the research pipeline – to feed on a sustainable basis a population of 10 billion people.” Our college has a long history of excellence in developing the next generation of technology to provide food for the world. One area in which we have traditionally been leaders is plant breeding and genomics. Glen Burton, a world-renowned forage breeder in Tifton and a contemporary of Borlaug’s, helped turn our forage and turfgrass breeding program into a world powerhouse. Today, among our faculty, we have some of the finest plant breeders in the world improving the yield and productivity of everything from soybean and sorghum to peanuts and blueberries. Each understands the consequence of failing to meet the growing demand for food with dwindling resources. In a recent interview with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, he reflected on the Carter Center’s work with Borlaug to improve the food supply and farm income in developing nations around the world. They found, especially in Africa, most of their work was with female farmers since the women generally tend the crops. By providing plant varieties better suited to African climates, they were able to put more food on the dinner table and more income in the family budget. The work these scientists are doing today will ensure that effort continues. Someone like Norman Borlaug may only come along every 100 years, but our students, our scientists, our engineers, our teachers and our farmers share his drive, determination and curiosity. Those qualities will help usher in the next great revolution in agriculture. The vision for that quest is Borlaug’s lasting legacy to the world. Agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug was known as many things during his lifetime: Nobel Peace Prize winner, father of the Green Revolution, a persistent pioneer in the battle to end hunger. Few can dispute that during his 95 years, he was responsible for saving more human lives than anyone in history.
Army programs making strides in endangered species protection, historic preservation, waste reduction, environmental restoration, sustainability, and pollution prevention earned Pentagon recognition in January as the Department of the Army announced the winners of its highest honors for environmental stewardship and sustainability.Seven installations, three teams, and one individual will receive Secretary of the Army Awards for their environmental and sustainability program achievements. This year’s winning accomplishments include: designing a multi-phase ethnographic oral history collection project, achieving significant waste and emissions reductions, securing special legislation that returns state timber revenues to the Army, construction of a photovoltaic array to reduce dependence on fossil fuel, and implementing performance-based contracting to save the Army millions of dollars in cleanup costs.”The Army is committed to protecting the environment at installations here and overseas,” said Tad Davis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for the Environment, Safety and Occupational Health. “In fact, as the winners of our environmental awards demonstrate, the Army is getting more and more sophisticated in its use of environmental technology and sustainable practices. We’re becoming a greener shade of green.”The winners of this year’s environmental awards stand out as examples of how environmental stewardship and sustainability plays a crucial role in the Army’s readiness mission. Investments the Army makes in environmental programs and sustainability initiatives pay dividends in sustaining realistic training and testing capabilities both now and in the future.The winners of the FY 2008 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards are:Camp Johnson, Vermont Army National Guard — Environmental Quality, Industrial InstallationU.S. Army Garrison Bamberg, Germany — Environmental Quality, Overseas InstallationCamp Navajo, Arizona Army National Guard — Cultural Resources Management, InstallationFort Bragg, N.C. — Environmental Restoration, InstallationCamp Ripley Maneuver and Training Center, Minnesota Army National Guard — Natural Resources Conservation, Large InstallationCombined Support Maintenance Shop, Michigan Army National Guard — Pollution Prevention, Non-industrial InstallationFort Hood, Texas — Sustainability, InstallationField Maintenance Shop #2 Pollution Prevention Team, North Carolina Army National Guard — Pollution Prevention, TeamFort Carson, Colo. — Sustainability, TeamFort Drum, N.Y. — Cultural Resources Management, Team/IndividualMajor Laura McHugh, Pennsylvania Army National Guard — Sustainability, IndividualThe Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards represent the highest honor in the field of environmental science and sustainability conferred by the Army. Many of these award winners will compete for the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards this year.For details about the fiscal year 2008 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards recipients visit the U.S. Army Environmental Command’s Web site at http://aec.army.mil/usaec/newsroom/awards00.html(link is external).”Sustaining the Environment for a Secure Future”For more information on the U.S. Army Environmental Command, visit http://aec.army.mil(link is external)SOURCE U.S. Army Environmental Command. ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/
August 04, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter El Gobernador Wolf nominará a Noe Ortega para servir como Secretaria de Educación Education, Español, Press Release El Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció hoy su intención de nominar al actual Subsecretario de Educación Postsecundaria y Superior del Departamento de Educación de Pennsylvania (PDE), Noe Ortega, para servir como el próximo Secretario de Educación. Ortega reemplazará a Pedro Rivera, quien continuará sirviendo como Secretario hasta que se convierta en Presidente de Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology el 1 de octubre de 2020.“Noe Ortega tiene un historial comprobado de abogar por la equidad y el acceso para todos los estudiantes”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Recientemente, Noe ha encabezado los esfuerzos de Pennsylvania para diversificar nuestra línea de educadores para que nuestras aulas reflejen mejor a los estudiantes que educamos, y su experiencia continuará avanzando en la misión del departamento de garantizar que los estudiantes de Pennsylvania tengan acceso a las oportunidades educativas que los ayudarán a tener éxito”.Antes de unirse a PDE en 2017, Ortega pasó ocho años en la Universidad de Michigan (UM), donde ocupó varios cargos académicos y administrativos, incluido el trabajo como Subdirector y Asociado de Investigación Senior en el National Center for Institutional Diversity (Centro nacional para la diversidad institucional) y como Director Gerente para el National Forum for Higher Education for the Public Good (Foro nacional de educación superior para el bien público). Ortega también pasó casi una década trabajando en las áreas de ayuda financiera y gestión de matrículas en universidades públicas y privadas en Texas y se desempeñó como Especialista P-16 para la Junta Coordinadora de Educación Superior de Texas. También pasó casi siete años como director de un instituto de idiomas en Japón, donde capacitó a maestros en el área de la adquisición del lenguaje en la primera infancia.“Bajo el liderazgo de Pedro Rivera, Pennsylvania adoptó la fórmula histórica de financiación de la educación básica, el Índice Future Ready PA, una herramienta innovadora de medición escolar para que las comunidades evalúen más fácilmente el rendimiento de sus escuelas e implementó una estrategia de mejora escolar para proporcionar recursos y recursos a las escuelas con dificultades orientación para ayudarlos a desarrollar planes que respondan a las condiciones y necesidades locales”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Su liderazgo ha sido crítico durante la respuesta del Estado al COVID-19 y las relaciones que cultivó con los interesados en la educación durante su mandato han fortalecido los lazos entre los socios estatales y locales y ha permitido a las escuelas locales informar la política educativa estatal”.View this information in English.
20 Boomerang Crescent sold after auction for $1.8 millionMs Kuo said the guest suite and two-way bathroom was a popular draw card for buyers. “The entry hall also gives access to a study or sixth bedroom and the large home theatre,” she said. The home comes with high ceilings, glossy vitrified floor tiles and LED lighting throughout. 20 Boomerang Crescent, Sorrento.A Chinese buyer has picked up a stunning five-bedroom home in Sorrento for $1.8 million after auction.Sam Guo and Julia Kuo from Ray White Broadbeach helped seal the deal and said the house at 20 Boomerang Crescent was very popular fro Chinese buyers. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“The decor is crisp white with accents of black and charcoal that will adapt to any furnishing style and provide the ideal background for treasured art pieces,” Ms Kuo said.
RelatedPosts Aruna Quadri’s uncommon qualities stand him out, says Oshodi Quadri Aruna leads Africa to World Cup Aruna’s arrival attracted interest in Germany — TTBL Having ended 2019 as 20th ranked player in the world, Aruna Quadri has started the New Year as the 18th world best player following the release of the January 2020 ranking by the International Table Tennis Federation. In the rating, Quadri moved up by two steps to remain the undisputed Africa best ranked player being his best ranking in his career. Also in the Olympic ranking released alongside the world rating on Thursday, Quadri maintained his status as 18th best as well. An excited Quadri said the ranking means more hardwork in the New Year. He said: “As long as I am happy I am starting this year with this ranking, this also means I need to continue to work harder because remaining on top is more work. “So having achieved quarterfinal feat in Rio, I think medal is possible in Tokyo. “But I am hoping to qualify soon as the qualifiers is more competitive this year. “But in all this would not have been possible without the singular support from Baba Ijebu Bet, a company that kept faith with me and I have been able to attend more tournaments with the hope that I will continue to improve.” For the Chairman, Baba Ijebu Bet, Sir Kesington Adebutu, the company is excited about the feat achieved by Quadri on the global stage, having attained his highest ranking under the support of the company. Adebutu said: “We are happy and want to congratulate him as our sports ambassador; we hope he will continue to act as a role model for the youth as we remain steadfast in our support towards his Olympic medal dream in Tokyo.” Omar Assar of Egypt dropped to 29 from 28, while the success story of Senegal’s Ibrahima Diaw continues. He has again moved from a previous best of 82 to 76. This makes it the second month running that he set the highest world ranking ever achieved by a player from Senegal. Nigeria’s Olajide Omotayo also slid from 86 to 85 in the world rating. China’s Fan Zhendong reclaims the summit, as Japan’s Mima Ito moves up to world number 3.Tags: aruna quadriITTF