Rocker Jack White has expanded his early 2015 touring, adding two shows at the Austin Music Hall in Austin, TX. The shows will take place on January 24th and 25th, just days before White plays in Nashville on January 28th and in New York (MSG) on the 30th.A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be available to Vault members tomorrow, November 11th at 10am CT. Tickets go on sale to the public at 10am CT on Friday, November 14th. For more information, head to White’s official site.White is currently in the middle of a European tour, performing with Dead Weather and Queens of the Stone Age keyboardist Dean Fertita for some of the first shows since the untimely passing of Isaiah “Ikey” Owens last month.
There were 1.8 million to 5.7 million cases of swine flu in the country during the epidemic’s first spring wave, according to a new estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Thursday.From 9,000 to 21,000 people were hospitalized as a result, and up to 800 died from April to July, when it largely faded out, according to the estimates, which were conducted by the C.D.C. and the Harvard School of Public Health and published online in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases…Read full story (The New York Times)
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreFrom Mattie Stepanek to Mary Tyler Moore, Oprah Winfrey throughout her 25 years as host of the Oprah show has met and introduced America to many amazing guests. Now, in her final season, she remembers her favorites with this heart-warming list of her top 20 shows.They’re the unforgettable moments that have most moved, elated, surprised, scared and utterly goose-bumped her. (WATCH the slideshow at Oprah.com)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA sanitation worker in Colorado returned a Christmas present to a family who accidentally threw it out. And they rewarded his honesty in a way that really touched his life.“I was just dumping the cart in the back of the truck and seen the card on top of the pile of trash,” garbage man Jimmy James told Fox News. He checked the card by phone to see if it had a balance and found it was brand new.The family couldn’t believe that someone would take the time to drive back on their own time and personally return the card.They gave him a cash thank-you worth more than the card.(WATCH the video below or READ it from Fox 10 Phoenix)Story tip from Kristen Susie CrumleyAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Having transitioned ownership and staff this year, Cysco Cycles will be coming to NAHBS this year with a fresh face. Look forward to compelling titanium builds with lovely masking work. New owner, Clay Ellison, talks new projects after the jump. BIKERUMOR: What are your main building materials?Clay: Cysco Cycles’ main building material is titaniumBIKERUMOR: What’s new with your company since NAHBS last year?Clay: New owner with fresh employees with over 60 years combined building experience.BIKERUMOR: Any killer custom bike builds in that time?Clay: We’re building a full custom cross bike for a retired army sergeant first class that’s done over 10 tours of duty to Iraq and Afghanistan. He’ s received two purple hearts and a bronze star. Due to his combat injuries we had to really change some of the geometry around on his bike to facilitate his rehabilitation process. He will be using the bike for Ride to Recovery rides and competing in the millennium races.BIKERUMOR: What were some of your newer inspirations for recent bikes?Clay: The most inspiration we have had has come from army client that retired from the military. Learning new ways to adapt to building bikes and different geometry for riders that do suffer from combat injuries.BIKERUMOR: What are you building this year that’ll draw a crowd?Clay: Hopefully the cross bike that will be themed after his tour of duty.BIKERUMOR:If you had to build a bike for a Kentucky Derby style race (think short, all out effort on deep, loose dirt), what would you build and why?Clay: I would build a titanium frame that’s is light and stiff. 1×10 gearing, cross style setup.BIKERUMOR: Bourbon or beer?Clay: BeerCyscoCycles.com
Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott and members of his Administration, the Opioid Coordination Council and the Legislature on Wednesday welcomed family members of Vermonters who’ve died as a result of an opioid overdose to commemorate Vermont’s second annual Opioid Overdose Awareness Day. Addressing the families at Wednesday’s event, Scott said, “Opioid addition affects so many lives, and I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the courage and leadership of those joining us here today to share their stories in an effort to help others and make a difference. You demonstrate why we must continue this battle against an epidemic that’s impacted every corner of our state.”State officials at the event, including Scott, Vermont Department of Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD, Director of Drug Prevention Policy Jolinda LaClair, Public Safety Commissioner Thomas Anderson, Sen. Joe Benning (R-Caledonia) and Rep. Ann Pugh (D-South Burlington), addressed the opioid crisis and the state’s work towards effective prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports.They were joined by four community members – Vermonters working on the frontlines of the crisis and those who have been impacted, including individuals who have been in recovery or whose family members have been directly affected. The event sought to highlight the dangers of overdose and share the stories of those impacted.Speakers stressed that while it appears we may be beginning to bend the curve on what has been an upward spiral of opioid-related fatalities in Vermont, heroin-related deaths are still too high.Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD said Vermont’s comprehensive approach to prevention can make “if only” a reality. “For many, we can’t turn back the clock. I wish we could,” said Dr. Levine. “But, we are implementing prevention policies and strategies that will help future generations avoid developing opioid use disorders in the first place.”As an example, Dr. Levine noted that Vermont’s new rules governing opioid prescribing and the education and conversations that now routinely occur in the health care setting have contributed to a 25-35 percent decrease in morphine equivalent prescriptions since July.Attendees at the event were able to review information and speak with health professionals on issues such as prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery. Exhibitors providing informational materials included Aspenti Health, Vermont CARES, and the Vermont Department of Health’s Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs.The Department of Libraries was on hand to inform Vermonters on the materials and services available at Vermont’s libraries to help individuals and communities dealing with the Opioid Crisis, and the Howard Center Safe Recovery offered those in need with naloxone (a nasal spray used to reverse an opioid overdose in progress) distribution and training.“Only a collaborative approach including state leaders, treatment providers, school and community-based prevention programs, first responders and the involvement of Vermonters with lived experience – people in recovery and their families and loved ones – will alter the generational cycle of addiction,” said LaClair. “Vermont is small and smart, and we can effect change for our children, and grandchildren, and their children.”Governor Scott also commended the work of the state’s many partners, lawmakers, municipalities, as well as Vermont’s congressional delegation – Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders, and Congressman Peter Welch – who have played an important role in securing Federal funding and supports to address this epidemic.Source: Governor 4.12.2018
Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, Arizona’s leader in luxury real estate, will present Luxian Scottsdale, a new exclusive, boutique enclave at Camelback Mountain. Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty brokers Joanna Wilkins and Christine Arnold are listing the luxury Luxian development. “Luxian Scottsdale features just 14 luxury villas with unparalleled views of Camelback Mountain and The Phoenician Golf Course and scores of high-end finishes,” Joanna Wilkins said. The luxury villas abut to one of the most iconic golf courses in Arizona. The gated development will have 3 two-bedroom units totaling 2,491 square feet and 11 three-bedroom units with 2,971 square feet. The Scottsdale project, which is located at one of the most iconic locations in the Southwest, already has two reservations. “The enclave is surrounded by the prestigious and recently remodeled Phoenician Golf Course. Villas have impressive, unobstructed views of fairways and Camelback Mountain,” Christine Arnold said.Pricing for the two-bedroom villas starts at $1,457,000. Three-bedroom villas prices start at $1,738,000. There is a $25,000 lot premium on five of the villa locations. The lot premium price goes up on May 31st, 2019.Luxian Villas on Camelback LLC is building the project. Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty brokers Wilkins and Arnold said the villas also have plenty of high-end and luxury finishes including Subzero appliances, a Wolf cook top and oven and buyers can customize their cabinets, lighting, flooring and fixtures.For more information on Luxian Scottsdale, visit https://www.luxianscottsdale.com/
The Washington Post: It started out a stunner: The Heisman Trophy runner-up had told heartbreaking stories about a dead girlfriend who didn’t exist. Then it became unreal: The All-American linebacker said he had been duped, and theirs was a relationship that existed only in phone calls and Internet chats.The reaction was predictable: Unbelievable. Couldn’t happen.…“If we shake the tree, we would find hundreds of thousands of people falling out of the tree who are experiencing something like this,” said Robert Epstein, a senior research psychologist at the California-based American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology.It’s just human nature, Epstein said, something known formally by psychologists as “confirmation bias.” We watch the news that matches our political beliefs. We discount viewpoints we don’t like. We ignore good advice and miss red flags, so we can continue believing in something we want to be true.Read the whole story: The Washington Post More of our Members in the Media >
… Read the whole story: The New Yorker More of our Members in the Media > Quick inventory: Among the many things you might be feeling more of these days, is boredom one of them? It might seem like something to disavow, automatically, when the country is roiling. The American plot thickens by the hour. We need to be paying attention. But boredom, like many an inconvenient human sensation, can steal over a person at unseemly moments. And, in some ways, the psychic limbo of the pandemic has been a breeding ground for it—or at least for a restless, buzzing frustration that can feel a lot like it. Like some of the other boredom researchers I read, Danckert and Eastwood can’t resist citing a few sensational stories that supposedly illustrate the dire consequences of the feeling—news accounts in which people who’ve committed some heinous crime claim that they did so because they were bored. But those stories don’t cast much light on the general phenomenon. Boredom is a more plausible culprit in certain more common social hazards. Wijnand Van Tilburg and Eric Igou, the leading research psychologists espousing the meaning-deficit theory of boredom, have conducted studies, for example, showing that induced boredom ratchets up people’s sense of group identity and their devaluation of “outgroups,” as well as heightening feelings of political partisanship. But Danckert and Eastwood argue, modestly, that boredom is neither good nor bad, neither pro- nor antisocial. It’s more like a pain signal that alerts you to the need to do something engaging to relieve it. Whether you go on a bender and wreck your car or volunteer at the soup kitchen is up to you. Fundamentally, boredom is, as Tolstoy defined it, “a desire for desires.” The psychoanalyst Adam Phillips, describing the feeling that sometimes drops over children like a scratchy blanket, elaborated on this notion: boredom is “that state of suspended animation in which things are started and nothing begins, the mood of diffuse restlessness which contains that most absurd and paradoxical wish, the wish for a desire.” In a new book, “Out of My Skull: The Psychology of Boredom,” James Danckert, a neuroscientist, and John D. Eastwood, a psychologist, nicely describe it as a cognitive state that has something in common with tip-of-the-tongue syndrome—a sensation that something is missing, though we can’t quite say what. … Danckert and Eastwood are hardly alone in their inquiries. In the past couple of decades, a whole field of boredom studies has flourished, complete with conferences, seminars, symposiums, workshops, and a succession of papers with such titles as “In Search of Meaningfulness: Nostalgia as an Antidote to Boredom” (been there) and “Eaten Up by Boredom: Consuming Food to Escape Awareness of the Bored Self” (definitely been there). And, of course, there’s a “Boredom Studies Reader,” which bears the suitably stolid subtitle “Frameworks and Perspectives.” Boredom, it’s become clear, has a history, a set of social determinants, and, in particular, a pungent association with modernity. Leisure was one precondition: enough people had to be free of the demands of subsistence to have time on their hands that required filling. Modern capitalism multiplied amusements and consumables, while undermining spiritual sources of meaning that had once been conferred more or less automatically. Expectations grew that life would be, at least some of the time, amusing, and people, including oneself, interesting—and so did the disappointment when they weren’t. In the industrial city, work and leisure were cleaved in a way that they had not been in traditional communities, and work itself was often more monotonous and regimented. Moreover, as the political scientist Erik Ringmar points out in his contribution to the “Boredom Studies Reader,” boredom often comes about when we are constrained to pay attention, and in modern, urban society there was simply so much more that human beings were expected to pay attention to—factory whistles, school bells, traffic signals, office rules, bureaucratic procedures, chalk-and-talk lectures. (Zoom meetings.)
LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. EAST NORRITON, PA– Treadways Corp. announced that Koichiro (Kyle) Iwasawa has been named executive vice president of operations, replacing Koji Aoyama who will be returning to Japan. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Iwasawa began his career with Sumitomo Corp. in 1979. During the past 26 years, he has held many positions within Sumitomo’s vast organization, including 6 years with Treadways. Iwasawa served as director of marketing and operations from 1993 to 1995, and vice president of operations for 1996 to 1999. He was most recently general manager of the paper and paperboard export department of Sumisho Paper Company in Tokyo. Iwasawa will relocate to the U.S. later this year. He will be based out of the Treadways Headquarters in East Norriton, Pa., and will report directly to Roy Araki, president. Treadways is a leading marketer of tires to independent tire dealers. Among its tire brands offered are Jetzon, Telstar, Laramie, Eldorado, Tempra, Doral and Sumitomo. For more information, go to: www.treadwayscorp.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.