John Mayer Plays Surprise Solo Acoustic Show In Los Angeles, Dave Chappelle Joins

first_imgAnd footage of the new song. You can also head to this Periscope account to catch videos from the performance. Opening the night up was Joey Dosik, perhaps best known to our audience for his collaborations with Vulfpeck. Indeed, Jack Stratton and Theo Katzman were on stage as well, performing alongside Dosik for the opening set.[Photo by jenfar_81 // Instagram] With the recent announcement of his rollout plan for new album The Search For Everything, guitarist John Mayer surprised fans in Los Angeles, CA with a secret show at his favorite haunt, Hotel Cafe. Mayer has played there on a handful of occasions, including an all-star super jam and a recent appearance at a benefit show at the intimate dive bar venue.Last night, though, it was all Mayer, as the guitarist sang through a number of his original tunes new and old, and even welcomed comedian Dave Chappelle to the stage for some covers. The set included “Who Says,” “Big Shirt,” “No Such Thing,” “Dear Marie,” “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room,” “Walt Grace’s Submarine Test, January 1967,” “Stop This Train,” “In Your Atmosphere,” “Waiting on the Day,” “Love on the Weekend,” and new song “Move On, Getting Over.”See video of “No Such Thing” below.Watch Mayer and Dave Chappelle lead a sing-along to Nirvana’s “Come As You Are”.last_img read more

De Bruyne is my Man City blueprint – Guardiola

first_imgManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola said Kevin De Bruyne incarnated Manchester City’s future after the Belgian’s sublime display inspired his side to an emphatic 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.De Bruyne smashed in City’s second goal on Saturday and had a hand in their third, scored by Raheem Sterling, who went on to complete a brace as City registered a record-extending 16th successive Premier League win. “And of course that’s happened because I was with three amazing clubs: Barcelona, Bayern Munich and this one. All three clubs supported me, all the decisions we believe in and they provide me with outstanding players.“Without good players and the club supporting your ideas, it’s impossible to achieve this kind of thing.”– Hotheaded Alli –Ilkay Gundogan put City ahead in the 14th minute, ghosting in unmarked to head Leroy Sane’s corner past Hugo Lloris.After Spurs rallied in the second half, De Bruyne carried the game beyond them, rifling home a left-foot shot in the 70th minute and sparking the move that culminated in Sane teeing up Sterling for a tap-in.Sterling added another, smuggling his way past Lloris and walking the ball in, before Christian Eriksen claimed a stoppage-time consolation.De Bruyne’s goal — his seventh of the season — occurred moments after he had been left in a heap by an ugly ankle-high challenge from Dele Alli, who escaped with only a booking.Harry Kane, too, was shown only a yellow card for an untidy foul on Sterling, but although Guardiola felt both tackles were “dangerous”, he refused to criticise referee Craig Pawson.Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was reluctant to discuss the hotheaded Alli and instead urged his team to take inspiration from City’s display.“Look, I’m not going to talk about individual names today because it’s not fair,” said the Argentinian, whose team slipped from fourth to seventh.“The most important thing is our collective performance wasn’t how we expect and I think we were poor. Not only poor — the way we conceded the first goal was a massive mistake for us.“When you play against teams like Manchester City, if you concede a goal like this after 15 minutes, come on. We can’t assess individual performances.“We need to learn from this situation. Today was a very good example of a team that believe, that have quality and is in very good form. They deserved the victory completely.”Share on: WhatsApp Guardiola has matched his best winning run with Barcelona from their all-conquering 2010-11 season and stands three wins short of his own record for Europe’s five major leagues, which he set at Bayern Munich in 2013-14. De Bruyne’s hurtful passing repeatedly tore holes in the Spurs defence and Guardiola said that ability on the ball, allied to his exemplary work-rate, made him a figurehead for the club’s young players.“Kevin is one of the most talented players and you see how he runs without the ball,” said the City manager.“You cannot imagine how good he plays with the ball, but he runs like a player in the Conference (semi-professional) league.“It’s a good example for the young players, for our academy, for Phil Foden, for Brahim (Diaz). They know how good Kevin De Bruyne is. And when they see how he runs and he fights without the ball, that is the best example.“He helps us to be a better club, a better institution for the future. Because that is what we want to do. His performance today, I have no words.”The one-sided win at a misty Etihad Stadium gave City a provisional 14-point lead at the top of the table, ahead of second-place Manchester United’s trip to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. “Of course I’m proud,” said Guardiola.“I don’t want to be humble right now. I’m proud with my staff to achieve that with three teams, every day being there. We work a lot and the players know that.last_img read more

Big Bivalves Await Diggers at Upcoming Razor Clam Dig

first_imgFacebook71Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and WildlifePlenty of fat clams await diggers who turn out for the next razor clam dig, set to run Feb. 26 through March 3 on various ocean beaches.The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.As in previous openings, all digs are scheduled on evening tides. No digging will be allowed on any beach before noon.Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, said razor clams sampled in recent days are noticeably heavier than those tested earlier in the season.“With all the plankton in the water, the clams seem to be “fattening” up earlier than usual,” Ayres said. “Those clams will make for some tasty meals after the next opening.”The upcoming dig is scheduled on the following dates, beaches and low tides:Feb. 26, Wednesday, 4:15 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Twin HarborsFeb. 27, Thursday, 5:04 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, MocrocksFeb. 28, Friday, 5:49 p.m.; -0.8 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, MocrocksMarch 1, Saturday, 6:32 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks, CopalisMarch 2, Sunday, 7:13 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, MocrocksMarch 3, Monday, 7:53 p.m.; +0.3 feet; Twin HarborsAyres noted that the beaches open for the greatest number of days are those with the most clams still available for harvest.Under state law, diggers can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2013-14 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at and from license vendors around the state.For updates on upcoming digs, see WDFW’s website at read more

Letter: Fight Mental Illness in the Open

first_imgContributed by Stacy Donovan |For nearly 70 years, organizations across the country have been drawing attention to the importance of mental health and wellness. And despite these long time efforts, as a collective community, we still struggle in darkness with respect to the way we view mental illness.Mental Health America, founded in 1909, is the nation’s leading community-based, non-profit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with a mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of Americans. Over 100 years ago, its founder, Clifford Beers said “we must fight in the open.”In this year alone, I in 4 adults age 18 and older will be diagnosed with a mental illness, mental health disorder, or experience a major mental health crisis. 18 percent of adults have a mental health condition encompassing 43 million Americans. The mental health of our youth is worsening. Rates of youth with severe depression increased from 5.9 percent in 2012 to 8.2 percent in 2015 with 1.7 million of them receiving no treatment.A recent study from the Center for Disease Control identified that nation-wide death by suicide across the life cycle is the highest in 30 years. Monmouth County alone had 58 completed suicides in 2017, an 18% increase over 2016.The CDC also reveals that in NJ 29 percent of high school students reported feeling so sad or hopeless for 2 weeks that they were unable to perform their normal activities, and 14% seriously considered suicide. It is now the second leading cause of death for youth aged 10-24.So, why aren’t we talking? Stigma.Jane Pauley, television news personality, former host of the Today show, and mental health advocate has been quoted, as saying, “a diagnosis is burden enough without being burdened by secrecy and shame.”For many people with mental illnesses, stigma is one of the main obstacles to pursuing treatment. When you consider the fact that less than half of American adults who suffer from mental health conditions get the help they need, it’s easy to see just how debilitating stigma can be. The average delay between the onset of symptoms and intervention is 8-10 years.Mental illness is an equal opportunity illness which knows no age, gender, race, religious belief, or zip code. Too often it is the invisible illness; and yet it should be viewed and addressed as any other chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, or heart disease.Both youth and adults can knowingly or unknowingly endorse stigmatizing beliefs of people with mental illness, especially the belief that such individuals are prone to violent behaviors. Moreover, the beliefs of shame, blame, incompetency, punishment, and criminality of people with mental illness are common. Even casual referencing can have significant and potentially destructive consequences. People experiencing mental health conditions often face rejection, bullying, and discrimination.The time to start the conversation is now. It is time to open dialogue and engage in destigmatizing messaging and practices. Be part of the conversation – end the stigma.Stacey DonovanChief Development OfficerMental Health Association of Monmouth CountyThis article was first published in the May 31-June 7, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Seven people drowned in Donegal last year, new figures reveal

first_imgWater Safety Ireland has released figures showing that seven people drowned in Donegal last year.The Safety group released the figures showing that 103 people drowned across the country in 2018.The figure is less than 2017, when 109 people drowned. The majority of drownings occurred in Leinster (43).Spokesperson Roger Sweeney said the figure is the lowest it has been in 80 years.“But we still average five drownings every fortnight which makes drowning a significant public health issue. When we look at the causes behind the figures, we see some steps that people can take to minimise risk to themselves and family.”Water Safety Ireland advised of ways to help protect yourself when in the water: 1. Swim at lifguarded waterways listed on their website2. Swim within your depth, and stay within your depth.3. Escape a rip current by swimming parallel to the shore instead of swimming against it.4. Never use inflatable toys in open water.5. Wear a lifejacket when boating or fishing from shore.6. Supervise children at all times near water.Seven people drowned in Donegal last year, new figures reveal was last modified: July 7th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Weekly Poll: To Xoom or Not to Xoom?

first_imgThis week, the highly anticipated Motorola Xoom tablet launched to generally favorable reviews. WSJ’s Walt Mossberg even said it is the “first truly comparable competitor to Apple’s hit iPad.” But the Xoom shipped with something else gadget bloggers couldn’t help but take note of – an expensive price tag. The base price for the Xoom without a contract is $800. With a Verizon Wireless contract, it’s still $600. A more affordable, Wi-Fi only Xoom is not available at this time. (In the U.S. that is. Europe is another matter). In comparison, an entry-level iPad is $499.And price is not the only concern tablet shoppers have.Xoom…or an iPad 2?Another big “if” is the iPad 2. The elephant in the room of all Xoom reviews is Apple’s forthcoming announcement regarding its next generation tablet computer. Expected to be thinner, lighter and camera-equipped, the iPad already has access to an application ecosystem with around 60,000 native tablet apps. Meanwhile, the Xoom, which runs Google’s new tablet-optimized Android “Honeycomb” operating system, has far fewer third-party apps available at launch. That may change in time, of course. But it’s worth noting that despite Android’s overall market share gains, the platform overall still has fewer apps than iPhone (350,000 for iPhone vs maybe 150,000-200,000 for Android). In the app game, Apple products are far, far ahead.Of course, we’ll know more next week after Apple’s March 2 press conference takes place. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Note: Yes, we’ve run a similar poll before, but this time we have a real live device on hand, reviewed in detail and an Apple competitor in the wings. It’s worth asking again, as we’re armed with more info. For what it’s worth, last time 849 tablet shoppers said they were going for an Android tablet, 541 said an iPad or iPad 2 and 43 voted “other.” Have times or minds changed since then, we wonder, now that the reviews are out? We also added an option for happy iPad (or other tablet) owners to participate, as well as anti-tablet zealots…assuming such a thing exists! Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile Related Posts center_img sarah perez Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Pros and ConsThat said, there are things Xoom can do that iPad – version 1 or 2 – cannot. For starters, its native Honeycomb apps built by Google are impressive, innovative, and, in some cases, subjectively speaking, “better” than their iPad counterparts. The Xoom has a different user interface overall thanks to Honeycomb, which some may prefer. With its unique take on multi-tasking, its 3D widgets and customizable homescreens, some users may find the operating system more modern, or more attractive. Again, entirely a subjective opinion.In a few weeks time, the Xoom will also support Flash video, which the iPad does not (that’s either a pro or con, depending on what side of the fence you’re on in this hot tech debate). And the Xoom will be upgradable to 4G/LTE, albeit through a somewhat complicated process involving backing up and wiping your data from the tablet (as is recommended) and then shipping it off for a week for a hardware upgrade. Is that a pro or a con?But at the end of the day, if the Xoom is the first real contender to the iPad, which many agree it is, will it sell? That is the question.POLLIf you’re in the market for a tablet, let us know which one you’re going for: the Xoom, the iPad 2, or something else. (Vote “other” if you’re buying another Android tablet, or you’re holding out for HP’s TouchPad or RIM’s PlayBook. Comment to tell us which one!) The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Let’s Chat About Culinary Medicine

first_imgBy: Annabelle Shaffer, Dietetics senior at University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignWhat is culinary medicine?Dr. John La Puma is one of the founding fathers of culinary medicine and defines it as “an emerging field that blends the art of food and cooking with the science of medicine”.1,2 The field focuses on utilizing food to prevent disease and improve a patient’s well-being, but does not disregard the effectiveness of pharmaceuticals and conventional medical services.1 Interest in food as preventative medicine has recently grown due to families eating away from the home more frequently, rising healthcare costs, public interest in organic and local farming, increased availability of fast foods, and dissatisfaction with conventional medicine.1How do we use it? Culinary medicine has recently been incorporated into undergraduate and medical training programs. Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA, founded the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine which educates patients and medical professionals on not only what to eat, but how to find and prepare it.2 A randomized controlled study performed by the center using the Mediterranean diet for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patients found improvements in blood pressure, hemoglobin A1c, and blood cholesterol levels, as well as increases in self-efficacy towards healthy cooking.3In addition to Tulane University, many research groups have implemented culinary medicine to improve a population’s health and nutrition:In Washington, D.C., a study targeting African American women living in public housing decreased caloric intake and caloric intake from fat through seven 90-minute sessions that included hands-on cooking in each lesson and a grocery store tour.4The Los Angeles Sprouts program targeting Latino youth in afterschool programs utilizes gardening and cooking classes. Children in the intervention groups have reduced body mass indexes, blood pressure, the rate of weight gain, and increased fiber intake.5The University of Southampton aimed to improve the nutrition behaviors of South Asian women who commonly suffer from Iron-deficiency anemia. The Break the Cycle Project created hands-on peer-led cookery clubs which resulted in decreased salt, sugar, and fried food consumption and increased fruit, vegetable, low-fat dairy, and fiber consumption.6While the field of culinary medicine shows promise in improving a population’s nutrition, more research is needed to establish an effective teaching style, impacts on patient and provider behavior, and training protocol for chefs and medical professionals.7 Additionally, a thorough evaluation of culinary medicine programming’s cost and benefits should be performed to identify their effectiveness and how to best utilize and sustain them.7 One major challenge culinary medicine programming faces is financial. Programs can cost from $5000 – 300,000 and are funded by private donors.7 Dr. Polak and others suggest lobbying for insurance funding and experiments to design a self-sustaining program may be possible solutions.7 Bibliography:La Puma J. What Is Culinary Medicine and What Does It Do?. Popul Health Manag. 2016;19(1):1-3. doi:10.1089/pop.2015.0003Williams J. Culinary Medicine: A Recipe for Better Health. US News and World Report. Published 2019. Accessed January 6, 2019.Monlezun D, Kasprowicz E, Tosh K et al. Medical school-based teaching kitchen improves HbA1c, blood pressure, and cholesterol for patients with type 2 diabetes: Results from a novel randomized controlled trial. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2015;109(2):420-426. doi:10.1016/j.diabres.2015.05.007Shankar S, Klassen A, Garrett-Mayer E et al. Evaluation of a nutrition education intervention for women residents of Washington, DC, public housing communities. Health Educ Res. 2006;22(3):425-437. doi:10.1093/her/cyl092Davis J, Ventura E, Cook L, Gyllenhammer L, Gatto N. LA Sprouts: A Gardening, Nutrition, and Cooking Intervention for Latino Youth Improves Diet and Reduces Obesity. J Am Diet Assoc. 2011;111(8):1224-1230. doi:10.1016/j.jada.2011.05.009Davies J, Damani P, Margetts B. Intervening to change the diets of low-income women. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 2009;68(02):210. doi:10.1017/s0029665109001128Polak R, Phillips E, Nordgren J et al. Health-related Culinary Education: A Summary of Representative Emerging Programs for Health Professionals and Patients. Glob Adv Health Med. 2016;5(1):61-68. doi:10.7453/gahmj.2015.128last_img read more

Tamed Eagles aim to fly high

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort “We have to accept the humility of the scenario, we have to get back to understanding what we do well, and sort of rediscover who we are,” said Baldwin, moments after emerging from the Ateneo dugout at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night.“It’s there, there’s no question that it’s still there. But today I thought we played like a young team, and we shouldn’t. Yes, there’s youth there, but we’ve been together long enough and we shouldn’t play like a young team. We have to figure it out.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Tamaraws seemed to have the Eagles all figured out as they started strong and finished even stronger to send their Final Four matchup to a do-or-die affair this Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.While Baldwin acknowledged FEU’s brilliance, the American coach said the defeat was also due to his players lacking confidence with their shots. LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Cash incentive, more allowance await world champ Tabora Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Two weeks ago, Ateneo was flirting with a perfect UAAP Season 80 elimination round and an outright finals berth.But two successive losses, including a 67-80 defeat to Far Eastern U in the Final Four, has put the Blue Eagles’ impressive campaign in peril, a scenario which coach Tab Baldwin said is humbling for his team.ADVERTISEMENT Baldwin said his team shot “abysmally” in contrast to the Tamaraws, whom he described as “sharper on both ends of the floor.”Ateneo shot just 36 percent from the field, including 31 percent from beyond the arc.For a team that hardly showed any weakness in the elimination round, the sputtering performance by the Eagles came as a surprise.“I think FEU played real well,” he said. “They had a good game plan, we shot the ball just abysmally. We had open shots particularly in the first half, and we didn’t hit them. I think our confidence kind of went down, and I hate to see that because with young kids, you don’t ever want to see their confidence sort of erode a little bit.”Baldwin feels this type of adversity will only strengthen his players, saying he can already feel the urgency within the team.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “We just have to play a lot better and play much closer to what we’re capable of,” he added. Read Next Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View commentslast_img read more

Ohio State Football: Ohio State’s Urban Meyer Was Back At It With The Photobombing At The NBA Finals Last Night

first_imgUrban Meyer shows excitement during the cavaliers game.Urban Meyer CavsOutside of coaching college football, photobombing is probably Urban Meyer’s best skill. He’s great at it. And the 50-year-old coach – perhaps unintentionally – was at it again last night at the Cleveland-Golden State NBA Finals game. Urban is #ALLinCLE. @OSUCoachMeyer @cavs (photo via @GavinRBlair)— Niraj Antani (@NirajAntani) June 10, 2015Urban Meyer, photo-bomber extraordinaire, strikes again.— Ben Cohen (@bzcohen) June 10, 2015When you thought your conversation was private but you get put on blast…— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) June 10, 2015Photobombing is getting a little dated, but when you’re a national championship-winning head coach, you can do whatever you want.last_img read more