first_imgLanding Zone is located inside The Landing at Fort Rucker. The Landing Zone, or as the we call it the LZ, is the newest addition to The Landing. The Landing Zone is a full service family entertainment and dining area featuring 24 flat screen monitors offering sports, other featured attractions and the most extensive video music selections in the area. The Game Zone, located within the LZ offers traditional entertainment options including pocket billiards and electronic darts. One of the most exciting entertainment offerings is the new, state-of-the-art gaming room, featuring three separate game stations, with Wii, X-Box 360 gaming platforms being available for use. Special game chairs and sound systems lets you feel every rumble and movement that is shown on the screen. And don’t forget to check out their menu..from burgers, steaks and mouth watering BBQ, this menu has something to please everyone. Lunch and Dinner is offered seven days a week. The Landing Zone proudly brews Starbucks coffee. With daily specials Monday-Friday, there is always something exciting happening at the LZ. Call or visit our website at Hours are Sunday-Thursday, 0700-2100, Friday-Saturday 0700-MidnightFor more information, please call 598-8025.last_img read more

first_img Related The new GeoShift Performance Angle Headset from Wolf Tooth allows riders to alter the geometry of their bike by changing the head tube angle by 1º.These are sold as upper/lower pairs, with ZS44/EC44, ZS44/EC49, and ZS44/ZS56 pairings and options for 90-115mm or 115-140mm head tubes. This new headset was designed, engineered, and machined in Wolf Tooth’s Minnesota machine shop.Two positions are marked on the GeoShift Performance Angle Headset: +1º and -1º. Position the angle headset with -1º facing forward and slack will be added to the geometry, which creates more stable steering for fast descents.Conversely, switching the orientation of the headset will add +1º to the head tube angle and make for a steeper geometry and more responsive steering.Both angle options are indicated on the headset along with dashes that need to be aligned with the centreline of the bike.This new angle headset has a design that sets the bearings at an angle that matches the angle of the steerer tube. Wolf Tooth adds that this design reduces the friction found in angle headsets that have the bearings that sit flat.‘The angled bearing positioning also limits the creaking found in angle headsets that have a spherical design.’The GeoShift Performance Angle Headset is part of Wolf Tooth’s Performance Headset product line that was first launched in 2018. These are lightweight, strong, durable headsets made with aircraft-grade 6061 aluminium and have a triple-sealed system to protect the bearings from the elements.Performance Headsets use black oxide bearings made by Enduro. These bearings are engineered to use the largest possible ball size and are filled with high-pressure waterproof lubricant. A pair of dual-lip seals ride in micro-grooves to further protect the bearings from water and debris.GeoShift Performance Angle Headsets are priced at US$104.95.www.WolfToothComponents.comlast_img read more

first_imgA proposal to raise the age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21 in northeast Johnson County communities did not get the support of the Mission City Council.Both Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., passed ordinances last month to raise the legal age for purchase to 21. In late November, the Shawnee Mission School Board passed a resolution supporting the changes in the law and asking each of the 14 cities in the school district to increase the age to buy tobacco.When the prospect of raising the age was brought to a Mission council committee for discussion Wednesday, it was dispatched of rather quickly.Councilor Pat Quinn was among the most outspoken of the council opposing a change. “I don’t like it,” Quinn said. “At 18 years of age (they) can go in the service…defend the country. This isn’t going to stop them.” At another point in the discussion, Quinn said, “So, a 19-year-old kid comes back from Iraq and goes in to buy smokes…no way.”Councilor Suzie Gibbs said she agreed with Quinn. “Do you think that’s going to work?” Gibbs asked when the proposed change was first outlined.Mission has six retail outlets that sell tobacco products. The proposal would make it illegal to sell to anyone under 21 but possession and consumption would still be legal, the council was told. All Shawnee Mission school campuses are tobacco free.The Healthy KC alliance says that the primary cigarette source for underage smokers is their 18 to 20 year old peers and that more than 95 percent of long-term smokers start before age 21. The alliance suggests that raising the age to purchase has shown a strong reduction in tobacco use by teens where such measures have been instituted.last_img read more

first_imgAlternative Dispute Resolution Section rolls out six-part webinar series ‘Be Well, Stay Well’ Surveys from President Dori Foster-Morales’ 20-circuit listening tour suggest that stress in Florida’s legal profession is a shadow pandemic.That’s on top of a 2016 ABA/Hazelton Betty Ford Foundation survey that concluded 28%, 19% and 23% of U.S. lawyers struggle with some form of depression, anxiety and stress, respectively.Anticipating the challenge, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section in October will sponsor a six-part webinar series, “Be Well, Stay Well.”“Before the pandemic, we knew the life of a lawyer was fraught with emotional difficulties,” Foster-Morales says in a video introduction. “And when this pandemic was added into to the mix, it heightened those issues.”Miami lawyer and ADR section Vice Chair Patrick Russell, who chairs the section’s Health and Wellness Committee, said final preparations are nearly complete.“We are rapidly receiving accreditation for all of the CLE presentations, and they are loaded with hard-to-get technology, ethics, and mental health credits,” he said.Registration links for each of the programs will go live shortly on the ADR section’s website as well as the In Reach webpage that hosts all of the Bar’s CLE programs, Russell said.The series will feature prominent lecturers, including University of Miami law school Professor Scott L. Rogers, director of UM’s Mindfulness in Law Program.The section partnered with Legal Services of Greater Miami to produce the webinars, and topics range from “The Ethical Considerations When Using Alternative Dispute Resolution to Bridge the Justice Gap,” to “Balancing Wellness and the Ever-Present Demands of Technology.”Paula Black, a nationally recognized lawyer coach and author of “A Lawyer’s Guide to Creating a Life, Not Just a Living,” will lead a segment titled, “Navigating Lawyering and Life: A Roadmap.”Black said that by blurring the distinction between home and office, the pandemic has forced lawyers to rethink the notion of “work-life balance,” a term she has come to loathe.“I think that phrase does us more harm than good, because it isn’t always so clear cut,” she said. “I believe each lawyer has the ability to create their life in their own way, to structure their practice in a way that it fits in with their life.”Think symphonies instead of silos, Black said.“I look at it like it’s in harmony,” she said. “Just like in an orchestra, sometimes the horns are more important, sometimes the strings are more important, it all blends together in a harmonious way.”Black says one of her lawyer clients, Karen Lapekas, is a good example. The two will appear together on the webinar panel.Lapekas was already harmonizing her career with her personal life when she became pregnant, so the transition to working mother was less of a challenge, Black said.“When she had a child, she saw her practice in a whole other way,” Black said. “She could bring her child to work, she could integrate when she works and when she takes care of the baby, and how it can all work in harmony.”Lawyers who are working from home during the pandemic can find the same harmony, Black said. Some of her clients help their children with online schooling from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., then retreat behind a closed bedroom door to consult with clients or write briefs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., or 8 p.m., or whenever, she said.“You don’t have to answer the phone every single time a client calls,” she said. “You can call them back a little later when you have the time to devote your full attention to them and to their matter.”Black helped one lawyer client realize that she could structure her legal practice in a manner that allowed her to join her anesthesiologist husband on his seven weeks of vacation. Another lawyer client found time to launch a practice and find a life partner, she said.“I’m a business development coach who looks at all aspects of your life, so that it’s all integrated,” she said. “If we’re going to build something, we need to build it on the foundation of how you want your life to work.”For all of its lethality and economic dislocation, the pandemic has at least allowed lawyers to spend more time with their families, Black said, and possibly gain a new perspective.“It’s not a work life and a personal life, it’s one life,” she said. “We should shed those preconceived ideas of how life should be, because it can be freeing.”Here is the schedule:• October 8 — 11 a.m.: Balancing Wellness and Ever-Present Demands of Technology (Presenter: Ilenia Sanchez-Bryson, Legal Services of Greater Miami)• October 13 — 12 p.m.: Changing the Paradigm of Who We Are (Panel Members: Deborah Corbishley & Professor Janet Seitlin)• October 21 — 12 p.m.: Ethical Considerations When Using Alternative Dispute Resolution to Bridge the Justice Gap (Presenter: Jayme Cassidy, Legal Services of Greater Miami)• October 26 — 12 p.m.: Navigating Lawyering and Life: A Roadmap (Panel Members: Bruce Blittman, Paula Black, Maia Aron, and Karen Lapekas)• October 29 — 12 p.m.: Happiness For Lawyers Guaranteed…or Your Misery Back (Panel Members: Arielle Capuano & Mark Eiglarsh) Sep 22, 2020 By Jim Ash Senior Editor Top Storieslast_img read more

first_imgGophers finish fifth at Rebel IntercollegiateMinnesota had three golfers finish in the top-20. Drew ClaussenApril 9, 2012Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrint The Gophers women’s golf team seems to be peaking at the right time and turned in its lowest team score of the season this weekend.Minnesota shot 899 as a team over the three-round Rebel Intercollegiate, which was held at the par-72 Ole Miss Golf Course in Oxford, Miss. The Gophers shaved nine strokes off their previous team low of 908.“We played great today,” head coach Michele Redman said after Sunday’s final round. “I’m just really proud of the ladies. … They really finished strong, and that’s what I like to see.”The Gophers sat in ninth out of 15 teams after round two but used a strong final round of 291 to finish fifth.“I think it was huge for us because the last tournament we had that opportunity, and we didn’t finish quite as well as we would have liked,” Redman said. “Today we did, and I think that’s going to be a great confidence booster for the girls.”Three golfers finished in the top-20 of the 87-participant field. Carmen Laguna finished tied for 11th and shot 223, fellow freshman Anna Laorr was one shot behind and finished tied for 14th. Junior Jackie Shepherd shot 225 and finished tied for 19th. Banchalee Theinthong finished tied for 33rd and Sarinee Thitiratanakorn was tied for 59th. “I just think they’re doing a great job, and they’re working very hard,” Redman said of Laorr and Laguna. “It’s nice to see their hard work pay off — they’re great players.”Baylor won the Rebel Intercollegiate with a team score of 871. The Bears also had the lowest shooting individual, Jaclyn Jansen, who shot 210. Memphis’ Alex Aläng got a hole-in-one during the first round.Minnesota has lowered its score in each of its competitions this spring after starting out the spring portion of the schedule with a last-place showing at the UCF Challenge.“I know we’re working on the right stuff and the scores will take care of themselves if we’re working on the right stuff,” Redman said.Minnesota will close the regular season April 21-22 at the Lady Buckeye Invitational in Columbus, Ohio.last_img read more

first_imgShare Previous research efforts in neuroscience have generally relied on separate devices: needles to inject viral vectors for optogenetics, optical fibers for light delivery, and arrays of electrodes for recording, adding a great deal of complication and the need for tricky alignments among the different devices. Getting that alignment right in practice was “somewhat probabilistic,” Anikeeva says. “We said, wouldn’t it be nice if we had a device that could just do it all.”After years of effort, that’s what the team has now successfully demonstrated. “It can deliver the virus [containing the opsins] straight to the cell, and then stimulate the response and record the activity — and [the fiber] is sufficiently small and biocompatible so it can be kept in for a long time,” Anikeeva says.Since each fiber is so small, “potentially, we could use many of them to observe different regions of activity,” she says. In their initial tests, the researchers placed probes in two different brain regions at once, varying which regions they used from one experiment to the next, and measuring how long it took for responses to travel between them.The key ingredient that made this multifunctional fiber possible was the development of conductive “wires” that maintained the needed flexibility while also carrying electrical signals well. After much work, the team was able to engineer a composite of conductive polyethylene doped with graphite flakes. The polyethylene was initially formed into layers, sprinkled with graphite flakes, then compressed; then another pair of layers was added and compressed, and then another, and so on. A member of the team, Benjamin Grena, a recent graduate in materials science and engineering, referred to it as making “mille feuille,” (literally, “a thousand leaves,” the French name for a Napoleon pastry). That method increased the conductivity of the polymer by a factor of four or five, Park says. “That allowed us to reduce the size of the electrodes by the same amount.”One immediate question that could be addressed through such fibers is that of exactly how long it takes for the neurons to become light-sensitized after injection of the genetic material. Such determinations could only be made by crude approximations before, but now could be pinpointed more clearly, the team says. The specific sensitizing agent used in their initial tests turned out to produce effects after about 11 days.The team aims to reduce the width of the fibers further, to make their properties even closer to those of the neural tissue. “The next engineering challenge is to use material that is even softer, to really match” the adjacent tissue, Park says. Already, though, dozens of research teams around the world have been requesting samples of the new fibers to test in their own research. Pinterest Share on Facebook LinkedIncenter_img For the first time ever, a single flexible fiber no bigger than a human hair has successfully delivered a combination of optical, electrical, and chemical signals back and forth into the brain, putting into practice an idea first proposed two years ago. With some tweaking to further improve its biocompatibility, the new approach could provide a dramatically improved way to learn about the functions and interconnections of different brain regions.The new fibers were developed through a collaboration among material scientists, chemists, biologists, and other specialists. The results are reported in the journal Nature Neuroscience, in a paper by Seongjun Park, an MIT graduate student; Polina Anikeeva, the Class of 1942 Career Development Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Yoel Fink, a professor in the departments of Materials Science and Engineering, and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Gloria Choi, the Samuel A. Goldblith Career Development Professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and 10 others at MIT and elsewhere.The fibers are designed to mimic the softness and flexibility of brain tissue. This could make it possible to leave implants in place and have them retain their functions over much longer periods than is currently possible with typical stiff, metallic fibers, thus enabling much more extensive data collection. For example, in tests with lab mice, the researchers were able to inject viral vectors that carried genes called opsins, which sensitize neurons to light, through one of two fluid channels in the fiber. They waited for the opsins to take effect, then sent a pulse of light through the optical waveguide in the center, and recorded the resulting neuronal activity, using six electrodes to pinpoint specific reactions. All fof this was done through a single flexible fiber just 200 micrometers across — comparable to the width of a human hair. Email Share on Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgWith three new cases, Guinea was the only country in West Africa’s outbreak region to report Ebola infections last week, and responders are on high alert because all of the confirmed case-patients, one of them a taxi driver, pose a high risk of transmission.The World Health Organization (WHO) said in its weekly snapshot of the outbreak that Sierra Leone has gone 2 weeks without a new case and that the outbreak region’s weekly total has remained at three for 4 weeks in a row.Guinea patient detailsAll three of Guinea’s new cases are from Conakry, a sign that the outbreak’s footprint has shrunk but that transmission is also still a threat, given the urban setting. The WHO said all three of the cases are from the city’s Ratoma area.One of the patients is a 40-year-old taxi driver who wasn’t on a known contact list, and he is believed to have worked for a short time while he had symptoms. The second patient is a male healthcare worker who treated the taxi driver at a private clinic. His illness marks the first healthcare worker infection to be reported in 4 weeks and lifts the overall total to 881, including 512 deaths.The third patient is a woman who was a registered contact of an earlier case-patient in Conakry but had been lost to follow-up. Investigators found that the woman traveled to visit a traditional healer in Dubreka district before she died in a community setting rather than in a treatment facility.In a promising development for Guinea, the country’s number of contacts under monitoring dropped from about 800 to roughly 600 last week. Sierra Leone’s contact monitoring total also declined last week, from 72 to 29.Earlier this week, Sierra Leone’s last known Ebola patient was released from treatment, marking the start of the country’s 42-day countdown to Ebola-free status.The WHO put the overall Ebola outbreak total at 28,005 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases, 11,287 of them fatal.Vaccine and treatment developmentsAn Ebola ring vaccination trial under way in Guinea is being expanded to research sites in Sierra Leone, according to an Aug 24 AllAfrica News report that cited a WHO official. Researchers conducting a trial of VSV-EBOV ring strategy in Guinea in late July reported it to be highly effective. The vaccine was so effective that experts recommended that all rings of contacts should be immediately vaccinated upon detection of a new case, rather than some receiving the delayed vaccine  (these patients made up the randomization group in the study).The VSV-EBOV vaccine uses an Ebola protein spliced into a vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV). It was developed in Canada and is licensed by NewLink Genetics and Merck. Ring vaccination helped eradicate smallpox in the 1970s, and experts hope the tactic will help snuff out any future Ebola hot spots.Dr. Margaret Lamunu, a WHO Ebola technical coordinator for Sierra Leone, told AllAfrica that a team from the country’s health ministry and the WHO visited five study sites before deciding to extend the ring vaccine trial to Sierra Leone.In other developments, British researchers yesterday reported findings from a small trial involving postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) and use of an assessment algorithm in eight healthcare workers who were evacuated from West Africa after possible Ebola exposure. Their report appears in the latest online edition of The Lancet Infectious Diseases.Noting that there is a need for a way to systematically assess health workers after accidental exposure to Ebola, they described a risk-assessment method and use of antiviral agents for PEP. Their study covered eight consecutive workers who were evacuated from the outbreak region between January and March. Four had low-risk exposure and were monitored in the community. Four had moderate or maximum exposure and were given antiviral PEP. The drug was oral favipiravir, a Japanese-made agent, started shortly after exposure and given for 10 days. Two patients also received intravenous monoclonal antibodies starting on day 2.None of the patients got sick with Ebola; including two who had maximum risk from injuries caused by hollow-bore needles that had been freshly used on Ebola patients The team found that PEP was well tolerated.See also:Aug 26 WHO Ebola situation reportAug 24 AllAfrica reportAug 25 Lancet Infect Dis abstractlast_img read more

first_imgPope Francis praying for the world today in the Apostolic Library at the Vatican in Rome calls on the people of all churches and all denominations to join him at noon Wednesday, March 25 in praying the Lord’s Prayer for those battling the pandemic around the world. Screenshot/LADPlast_img

first_imgThe US investment bank has bought a 999-year leasehold on a development called Riverside South but would not specify the size of the building it will occupy.Infrastructure work at the site has already begun and the bank has planning permission for up to 1.9m square feet, almost 10% of the Docklands financial district.The bank is in talks to finalise the design of the building but would not comment on how those discussions were progressing.The building, which is expected to be be finished in four to five years, is a rare piece of good news for London’s business office sector in a time of financial slowdown and contraction in the banking industry. Financial Times, The Timeslast_img read more

first_imgDrydocks World and Maritime World, the well-established international maritime services provider hosted Ms. Maria De Los Angeles Arrieta, Counselor & Trade Commissioner with the Embassy of Argentina in U.A.E. His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World & Maritime World received the Counselor & Trade Commissioner and provided an overview of the wide-ranging projects and services offered by the company.Ms. Maria expressed keen interest in the operations of the Company and expressed her intention to support the various initiatives. H.E. Buamim, referring to the world-class services being offered at Dubai Maritime City (DMC) and the new projects of the company stated, “We are indeed delighted to provide a world-class facility to international investors including those from Argentina to enable them to base their operations from the maritime hub and to build a network throughout Middle East, Africa and the sub-continent. In addition to excellent infrastructure and logistical support, investors can rely on the readily accessible government departments who are willing to offer all assistance for easy set up. A number of international companies are already operating from DMC, which is one of the largest man-made mixed-use cluster facilities in the world.”The Chairman also highlighted the recent initiatives such as the industry’s renowned MARE FORUM Shipping Summit, which will be making its Dubai debut in 2014. He invited a high-level team of delegates from Argentina to take part in the event. HE Buamim also welcomed trade missions from shipping and marine industries and stressed his support for these initiatives that support global industrial interaction and smoother overseas Investments.“Argentina is looking forward to exploring new opportunities and new partnerships with UAE companies in this growing and prominent industry and by doing this it is considering to organize a trade mission visit with businessmen from the shipbuilding industry. We have developed a good cluster industry on tankers of up to 47 thousand tons, bulk vessels of up to 27 thousand tons, fishing vessels, tugs, boats of pilotage, ferries, vessel for passenger transportation, etc and we are ready to explore new markets,” said Ms. Maria De Los Angeles Arrieta.[mappress]Drydocks World, July 2, 2013last_img read more