Gov’t Mule already has a busy 2016 plotted out, as the group has upcoming tour dates with both Blackberry Smoke and ZZ Top on the horizon. They’ll add some more to the mix, as the band has just added a five-night stretch in the Northeast on Halloween weekend.Halloween poses an interesting dilemma for bands, as the holiday falls on a Monday in 2016. We’ve seen some artists opt to play the weekend before, and others, like Phish, decide to go all out for what is sure to be an intriguing Monday night performance in Las Vegas. Interestingly, the newly-announced Mule run stretches from October 28-30, sklps October 31st, but includes shows on November 1st and November 5th.The tour dates include stops in New Haven, Albany, Montreal, Toronto, and Rochester, bringing their rock and roll vibes to some fun venues in the process. Tickets will be available next Tuesday, August 9th for fan club members, and the following August 12th as a general on sale. Check out the tour dates below!
Last night brought the hip-hop out of pedal slide guitarist Roosevelt Collier, along with The Heavy Pets‘ side-project Lather Up!, complete with Jim Wuest (keys), Tony D’Amato (bass), and Jamie Newitt (drums) at the Funky Buddha Lounge in Boca Raton, FL. The South Floridians revitalized the tunes of Eminem, Ice Cube, Parliament Funkadelic/Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, A Tribe Called Quest, Lil’ Kim, Jay Z, Outkast, Pharell Williams, and more. It was a night of seriously smooth grooves and throwback tunes, keeping the vibes on point for a 90-minute set of happiness. Thanks to CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS, you can listen to the full set below via Mixcloud and enjoy some video:“Electric Relaxation (A Tribe Called Quest)~Crush On You (Lil’ Kim)” Full ShowRoosevelt Collier Featuring Lather Up! – Hip Hop Set – Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery – Boca Raton, FL – 2016-8-12:Setlist: My Name Is (Eminem) > It Was A Good Day (Ice Cube). Let Me Ride (Parliament Funkadelic/Dr. Dre) > Tha Shiznit (Snoop Dogg). Electric Relaxation (A Tribe Called Quest) > Crush On You (Lil’ Kim). White Lines (Grandmaster Flash) > Umi Says (Mos Def). Jigga What, Jigga Who (Jay Z) > SpottieOttieDopaliscious (Outkast).E: Frontin’ (Pharrell Williams) > Beautiful (Snoop Dogg)
Image by Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.ALBANY – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is preparing a plan so that COVID-19 vaccine distribution rolls out smoothly statewide.During a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, the Governor explained three main challenges health leaders will have to overcome before the vaccine is made public.First, Cuomo says distribution will be expensive and that states need more funding to do so.Additionally, he says there will be challenges to administering the vaccine to Black, Brown and poor communities. “They’re underserved by healthcare facilities. And their rate of skepticism is higher. It’s going to be an expensive effort to outreach to Black, Brown and poor communities,” he said.The Governor says the third issue is a data share agreement from the federal government about who was vaccinated.“The data share agreement from the federal government specifically says the states should identify recipients using such identifiers as social security number, driver’s license ID or passport number. These are proxies for citizenship,” explained Cuomo.Meanwhile, White House Spokesman Michael Bars said, “… such information would only be used to support the unprecedented private-public partnership continuing to harness the full power of the federal government, private sector, military, and scientific community to combat the coronavirus and save lives. A data agreement would request only minimal information and under no circumstances request, require, or otherwise gather or maintain social security numbers, passport numbers, or driver’s license numbers.”A survey from the Medical Society of the State of New York showed that 80 percent of physicians in the state plan to get a vaccine once it’s widely available, and that “nearly 70% of physicians estimated that at least half of their patients will receive the COVID-19 vaccine once it is widely available.” Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Two interventions created by the University of Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) team have been added to the national SNAP-Ed Toolkit.Both Food eTalk and Food Talk: Better U are included in the United States Department of Agriculture SNAP-Ed Toolkit, a collection of evidence-based interventions designed to improve the lives of SNAP-eligible participants by encouraging healthy food and lifestyle choices.Both curricula were classified as research-tested, evidence-based interventions. While many people know that SNAP provides resources for millions of Americans in need of food assistance, most are less familiar with SNAP Education SNAP-Ed, the program that teaches Americans using SNAP how to lead healthier lives at home, in school and at work. The program aims to increase the likelihood that participants will choose physically active lifestyles and make healthy food choices.UGA SNAP-Ed is delivered through the UGA Cooperative Extension network in partnership with diverse stakeholders and communities across the state.“This is a significant milestone for UGA SNAP-Ed, attesting to the quality and strength of our unique strategies combining rigorous systematic evaluation and collective capacity of UGA and UGA Cooperative Extension to develop and implement innovative, evidence-based, culturally-tailored nutrition education and obesity prevention for low-income Georgians,” said Jung Sun Lee, UGA Athletic Association professor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. “This accomplishment would not have been possible without the wonderful support from our funders and the hard work of all involved faculty, staff and graduate students. We look forward to our continued achievements to promote healthy eating and active lifestyles of Georgians in coming years.”Food eTalk is an innovative, user-centered, smartphone-based eLearning nutrition education program tailored to the specific access and content needs of SNAP-eligible adult Georgians.The program features six 10-minute interactive lessons, cooking videos and just-in-time learning videos. It includes a mobile-first interface, user-friendly navigation and even a Southern-accented voiceover, in addition to lessons focused on sodium reduction, increasing intake of fruits and vegetables, food resource management principles and food safety.Food Talk: Better U is a series of four 90-minute classes taught by paraprofessionals focusing on improving healthy weight management practices tailored for SNAP-eligible adult Georgians.The curriculum includes both nutrition and physical activity components as weight management and obesity prevention strategies and helps participants improve portion control, decrease intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and make better food choices.Each class includes a sharing session, an instructional lesson, physical activity, goal-setting, a cooking demonstration and taste-testing featuring healthy versions of traditional Southern dishes.All interventions in the SNAP-Ed Toolkit were reviewed in a collaboration between USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS); the Association of SNAP Nutrition Education Administrators (ASNNA); and the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the USDA.The UGA SNAP-Ed program reaches around 2 million Georgians a year through direct, online and social marketing interventions and has received more than $20 million in funding since its founding in 2013.For more about the national impact of UGA Extension’s partnership with SNAP-Ed, visit www.fcs.uga.edu/extension/uga-snap-ed.
I’ve made a lot of financial mistakes over the years – some obvious, some not so much. If I’ve learned anything, though, it’s that the mistakes you make yesterday do not define you today.Every single day is a new day, a day in which you can fix your bad habits and work to right the wrongs of your past.This article is a long list of some of the many personal finance mistakes I’ve made in my life, along with notes on what I did to turn those mistakes around.Mistake #1: I never knew where all of my money was going.Whenever I looked at my checking account balance, I’d have some idea in my head of how much money should be left, and there was always less there than I expected. It seemed like money just evaporated and I really didn’t have any idea where it went. I’d assume that I must have used it for something worthwhile that I had forgotten about, and if I looked through the actual list of withdrawals, it never seemed wrong. It just never made sense. continue reading » 59SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Skip a few weekly purchasesWhen you’re constantly on the go, it’s easy to spend money on convenience. A cup of coffee on the way to work or grabbing a quick bite on the way home can add up fast. Try to cut a few work lunches from your food budget or skip that concert you think you really need to go to. Being frugal is the easiest way to save.Hide the plastic for a weekIf you know roughly how much money you spend throughout the week, take that much cash out on Monday morning. The next time you go to the store you may find yourself having a more difficult time spending. The Journal of Consumer Research found that using cash was a more emotional experience than using a card. Physically seeing the dollars leave your hand is painful and you may find yourself putting a few items back.Continue paying paid debtPaying off your debt and loans is a huge accomplishment. If you have recently made your final payment on a loan, redirect that payment. You have found a way to survive without that portion of your income, so there is no reason to change a thing. Don’t look at as more spending money, but rather more saving money. 83SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Tyler Atwell Web: www.cuinsight.com Details
Share Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle 16 health screenings all women need by: – July 21, 2014 60 Views no discussions You feel perfectly fine – and maybe you are.But that’s not always the case, hence why health screenings – physical exams, tests and procedures used to detect disease early – are so important. From mammograms to colonoscopies and Pap smears, U.S. News talked with the experts about 16 screenings all women need.Gynecological healthAll women need regular check-ups with their OB-GYN, starting at age 13 to 15, says Shannon Clark, an associate professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals.Frequency varies until age 21, when appointments – which cater to preventive health services – should become annual. “It’s very important that all women establish care with an OB-GYN and be routinely seen,” Clark says.History and physical exam“History changes for everyone,” says Mary Rosser, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Montefiore Medical Center. An annual reassessment “may flag risk factors early, before they cause harm or lead to serious or chronic medical conditions.” In addition to reviewing changes in family history, doctors should inquire about menstrual history, sexual practices and orientation, social habits, and emotional, physical and sexual abuse. The other component – the physical exam – is an opportunity to assess blood pressure, weight and body mass index, Rosser says.Clinical breast examDuring this physical exam, a doctor will look at and feel your breasts and under your arms for lumps or anything that seems unusual. CBEs should begin at age 20 and be repeated every one to three years for women ages 20 to 39, and yearly beginning at age 40, Clark says. Self-checks, meanwhile, are easy to do at home – and you ought to check for lumps every month or so.MammogramMammograms are key to the prevention – and early detection – of breast cancer, Rosser says. This is a low-dose X-ray exam of the breasts, and beginning at age 40, women should undergo yearly mammograms. If you’re at high risk – with a family history of breast cancer, for example – your doctor may recommend earlier mammograms.STD screeningAll women need to be screened for sexually transmitted diseases once they become sexually active, Clark says. Those 25 and younger should receive yearly gonorrhea and chlamydia screenings; after that age, screening depends on risk factors or symptoms. Screening “consists of a cervical culture or urine test for gonorrhea and chlamydia, and a blood test for HIV,” Clark says.Colorectal cancerA colonoscopy can lead to the early detection and treatment of colon cancer, which is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S. The screening should start at age 13 to 18 for those with pancolitis or who have a history of familial adenomatous polyposis – a genetic condition that’s diagnosed when someone develops more than 100 adenomatous colon polyps. Women ages 19 to 49, meanwhile, should be screened if they’re high risk – which includes having inflammatory bowel disease or Crohn’s disease. In general, women should undergo a colonoscopy every 10 years starting at age 50, or age 45 for African-Americans, who have increased incidence and earlier age of onset.DiabetesBeginning at age 45, women should be screened for diabetes every three years, Rosser says – and earlier if someone is at high risk with factors such as obesity or family history. The disease is “the leading cause of heart disease and on the rise in the U.S. due to the obesity epidemic,” Rosser says. “Early intervention is crucial.”Testing is typically done via a fasting plasma glucose test or hemoglobin A1C test.Lipid profile assessmentThis panel of blood tests will assess your risk of developing heart disease, plus measure your cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Start at age 13 to 44 if you’re at high risk – for example, obese or have a genetic predisposition. Routine screening, repeated every five years, starts at age 45, Rosser says. “There are dietary changes which may reduce these levels,” she adds. “Medications are available if diet changes aren’t working.”Hepatitis B and CWomen at high risk need to think about these screenings beginning at ages 13 to 18, Clark says. Hepatitis B risk factors, for example, include injection drug users, those born in countries where the prevalence of infection is 2 percent or greater, and HIV-positive people. And risk of hepatitis C increases if you’ve been exposed to an infected needle, perhaps via tattoo; your birth mother had the disease; or you had a blood transfusion before 1992. Screening frequency depends on your doctor’s recommendations.Pap smearDuring a Pap smear, cells are scraped from the opening of the cervix to screen for cervical cancer.Though annual screening is common, theUnited States Preventive Services Task Force recommends a Pap smear every three years, starting at age 21 and ending at 65. “Any mild irregularities will prompt an HPV test to check for the high-risk strains of the HPV virus,” says Keri Peterson, an internist based in.HPVHuman papillomavirus, the most common STD in the U.S., causes cervical and other types of cancer. An HPV test – often done at the same time as a Pap smear – is recommended every five years for women ages 30 to 65. Since HPV is so common in women under 30, and experts say it often goes away on its own, the test typically isn’t recommended for this age group unless there’s an abnormal Pap test result.Pelvic organ prolapseAbout one-third of women are affected by prolapse or a similar condition over their lifetime, which means one or more of their pelvic organs – bladder, uterus, vagina, small bowel and rectum – stop working properly. Beginning at age 65, women should be screened yearly, Peterson says. Often, patients are aware there’s a problem – and notice a change in bladder or bowel habits – but aren’t sure what it traces back to.Bone densityWomen ages 65 and up should have a bone density scan every two years, Rosser says. And if you have risk factors for osteoporosis – such as an eating disorder or sedentary lifestyle – your doctor may recommend the test at a younger age. During a bone density scan, X-rays measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are in a segment of bone; these tests often center on the spine, hip and forearm.Thyroid-stimulating hormone testingThis blood test checks for thyroid problems, such as hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. It should begin as recommended between ages 19 to 49 in high-risk women – such as those with an autoimmune disease or family history – and every five years starting at age 50, Clark says.Skin cancerVisit a dermatologist for a thorough skin exam every other year, Peterson says – or sooner if you notice any suspicious spots. “Once a month, check for any new or unusual spots,” she says. “Remember A-B-C-D-E: asymmetry, border irregularity, uneven color, diameter bigger than 6 millimeters and evolving shape and size.”Visual acuityYou know this test: It measures the smallest letters you can read on a standardized chart held 20 feet away.The American Optometric Association recommends eye exams at least once every two years, Peterson says – though annual exams are suggested for anyone with current vision problems. After the basic test, you’ll likely look at an eye chart through a variety of lenses, which will help your doctor determine your glasses or contact lens prescription.Healthyliving.msn.com Share Share Tweet
Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share EntertainmentLocalNews Colton T releases “Friends with Benefits” by: – April 23, 2012 Share 14 Views no discussions The much anticipated release of “Friends with Benefit” is here.Colton T just won’t go away-with hits after hits.This latest single which is expected to form part of his soon to be released 2012 album, was written by the artist himself and produced by O Banga Productions, Tiger “Triggah” Magloire.The song was recorded by So Sick Studios.“This is a more mature song but the young people will also appreciate it as well,” Colton T said.The artist is also gearing up for several upcoming performances and promises his fans bigger and better things in the coming months.Friends With BenefitsPress Release
TOKYO – Thousands of people facespending the next fortnight stuck on a luxury cruise ship quarantined off theJapanese port of Yokohama, after initial results showed 10 passengers havetested positive for the novel coronavirus. Cruise ship Diamond Princess is seen anchored off the Yokohama Port, after ten people on the cruise liner have tested positive for coronavirus in Yokohama, Japan. REUTERS Of a further 273 people on board who have since been tested following health screenings, 31 results had come back – and of those 10 were positive, according to Japan’s health minister, Katsunobu Kato. It is not clear if more tests will be carried out. None of the 10 infected people – three each from Japan and Hong Kong, two Australians, one American and one Filipino crew member – had severe symptoms, public broadcaster NHK said. (The Guardian) The Diamond Princess, with more than3,700 passengers and crew onboard, had been prevented from sailing on Mondayafter an 80-year-old passenger who had travelled on the vessel late last monthtested positive after he arrived home in Hong Kong.
Batesville Area CYO Basketball TourneySunday (2-10) Semi-Final ResultsGame 1-St. Louis 1 50 All Saints 2 26Game 2-St. Louis 2 69 St. Michael’s 552019 tourney (3)In a game were St. Louis-1 defense would be the difference, St. Louis-1 defeated All Saints-2 50-26. The first half saw a close game as St. Louis-1 would lead by 11 23-12. Our defense was playing extremely well and I knew if we could get our offense going we would be able to win. Second half St. Louis-1 defense would continue to play well and earn them a spot in the Deanery Finals. In a game were our offense didn’t play real well, our defense carried us to the victory. Courtesy of Bruins Coach Roger Dietz.St. Louis-2 defeated St. Michael’s 69-56 and advanced to the finals of the deanery tournament. St. Louis-2 started the game off slow as they found themselves down 15-8 after one quarter. We didn’t match St. Michael’s intensity in the first quarter. St. Louis-2 would regroup and would lead 31-26 at half. The 2nd half would become a very physical game and St. Louis-2 would manage to keep their composure to hold St. Michael’s. Courtesy of Bruins Coach Fuzz Springmeyer.‘In my 31 years coaching St. Louis CYO basketball, this only the second time that a team 1 and 2 from the same parish would meet in the finals. 1995 St. Louis-1 would defeat St. Louis-2. St. Louis-1 would go on to win the Indianapolis Archdiocesan State Championship.’ Batesville CYO Tourney Director Roger Dietz.