The Making Strides Walk Against Breast Cancer is Oct. 13 in Ocean City. (Photo credit Grandcentralmarket.com) The Atlantic Medical Imaging (AMI) team will participate in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Walk Against Breast Cancer on Sunday, October 13 at 6th Street and the Boardwalk in Ocean City.Team AMI invites anyone to join them in this important and fun event. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., a kickoff ceremony starts at 9 a.m., and the walk gets underway at 10 a.m.According to the American Cancer Society, “Every step you take is personal, and every step will help people stay well and get well, find cures and empower communities to fight back against this disease.” For walk information, including a link to join AMI’s team and/or donate to the cause, visit www.amifoundation.net/strides.
Read the full New Year Honours list and find out more about how to nominate someone for an award. 789 (72%) of the recipients are people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity; 556 women are recognised in the List, representing 51% of the total; 9.1% of the successful candidates come from a BAME background; 11% of the successful candidates consider themselves to have a disability (under the Equality Act 2010); 3.3% of recipients identified as being LGBT+. The New Year’s Honours List 2020, published on Saturday 28 December, recognises the outstanding achievements of people across the United Kingdom.The List celebrates a range of extraordinary young people across the UK. MBEs are awarded to: 25 year old Yusuf Patel for his work in tackling extremism in London; 21 year old award-winning cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason; and 27 year old Mete Coban, the co-founder of My Life My Say, for his work transforming youth engagement in democracy. BEMs are received by: 21 year old disability advocate Jack Marshall; and 13 year old Ibrahim Yousaf, the youngest person on the list, for his charity work in Greater Manchester.Over half of the recipients in the New Year’s Honours List 2020 are women, including 44% of awards at the highest levels. The List includes leaders and pioneers from all fields. There are damehoods for the Chief Executive of Citizens’ Advice, Gillian Guy, President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Professor Lesley Regan, and Chief Executive of the John Lewis Partnership, Sharon White. Chemical engineer and Executive Chair of the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council, Professor Lynn Gladden. Writer Rose Tremain and potter Professor Magdalene Odundo are also recognised. There are CBEs for Chief Executive of the Samaritans, Ruth Sutherland, pioneering aerospace engineer Jenny Body, Chief Executive of Blackburne House, Clare Dove, and Chief Executive of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Claire Horton.To mark the start of the World Health Organisation’s ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwife’ in 2020, twelve nurses and five midwives who have dedicated their lives to helping others and improving healthcare in the UK receive honours at OBE, MBE and BEM level. Among them are MBEs for Nicolette Peel, a midwife who has dedicated her time to supporting women affected by cancer during pregnancy and their families, and Elizabeth Evans, who has developed stoma care services.Singer-songwriter and activist Sir Elton John and historian Sir Keith Thomas both become Companions of Honour. There are damehoods for entertainer and charitable fundraiser Olivia Newton-John and broadcaster and campaigner Baroness Floella Benjamin. There is a knighthood for film and theatre director Sam Mendes and CBEs for actress Wendy Craig; DJ Annie Nightingale; veteran radio critic Gillian Reynolds; and screenwriter Steven Knight. At OBE, there are awards for broadcaster June Sarpong; founder member of Queen, Roger Taylor; and author and chef, Nigel Slater.Following a memorable year for British sport, a number of individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to sport in the UK are honoured – both at the grassroots and professional level. This list celebrates a high number of sportswomen, including a damehood for Director of Women’s Football at the FA Sue Campbell; an OBE for World Taekwondo Champion Jade Jones; MBEs for former heptathlete Kelly Sotherton; England’s football midfielder Jill Scott; Netball World Cup Captain Serena Guthrie and broadcaster Gabby Logan.Elsewhere in sport, a knighthood goes to veteran cricketer Clive Lloyd and a number of awards go to the squad, coaching team and grassroots volunteers involved in England’s significant victory at the ICC Cricket World Cup. Recognised are One-Day Captain Eoin Morgan and ECB Chairman Colin Graves at CBE; coach Trevor Bayliss and Vice-Captain Ben Stokes at OBE; and Joe Root and Joseph Buttler at MBE. There are BEMs for Ray Bainbridge, Christopher Sheldon and Afzal Pradhan – all volunteer ‘cricketeers’ at the World Cup 2019.Once again, this Honours List also includes inspirational people who have dedicated their lives to Holocaust and genocide remembrance and education, sharing their stories with schoolchildren around the UK. As survivors, they have demonstrated extraordinary personal resilience and commitment, championing tolerance and diversity, and playing a vital role in ensuring future generations continue to learn from the past.Also honoured at MBE level is D-Day veteran Harry Billinge for his exceptional contribution and passionate commitment to raise funds for the British Normandy Memorial, which commemorates the fallen under British Command during the Battle of Normandy in 1944.OverviewThis Honours List continues to demonstrate the breadth of service given by people from all backgrounds from all across the UK. In total 1,097 people have received an award. 941 candidates have been selected at BEM, MBE and OBE level – 315 at BEM, 397 at MBE and 229 at OBE: The Prime Minister continued the strategic steer to the Main Honours Committee that the honours system should support children and young people to achieve their potential, enhance life opportunities, remove barriers to success and work to tackle discrimination.Local CommunitiesIn total, 72% of awards in the New Year Honours List 2020 go to people who have undertaken outstanding work in or for their local community. Awards include OBEs for Charlotte Hill; Chief Executive of Step Up to Serve, which promotes social action among young people; Dave Hewett, co-founder of Intensive Interaction, a programme to help people with learning disabilities improve their communication skills; and Osmond Junior Smart, founder of the SOS County Lines Gangs Project, London’s largest gang exit programme.Supporting Children and Young PeopleAround 8.7% of awards are for work in education. The independent Education Honours Committee has recommended a damehood for Caroline Allen, CEO of Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust, which focuses on special educational needs; and a CBE for Rowena Arshad, Head of Moray House of Education, University of Edinburgh, and Co-Director of the Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland. At OBE, there are awards for Mirella Bartrip, Director of Dance Trinity Laban; Neena Lall, Headteacher of St Stephen’s Primary School, Newham; and Matthew Hyde, Chief Executive of the Scout Association. There are MBEs for racial equality champion Kalwant Bhopal and Catriona Worthington, Director of the Westminster House Youth Club for her work with Children and Young People in South East London.Economic ActivityIndustry and the economy make up 12.3% of this Honours List. The independent Economy Honours Committee continued to highlight entrepreneurs, emerging sectors and those who have made striking interventions in established sectors across the UK. It has recommended damehoods for Teresa Graham, Chair of the Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Advisory Committee, UK Finance. At CBE there is an award for the Chair of D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, Elizabeth Fagan. Ruth and Tom Chapman, co-chairs of Matchesfashion.com, are awarded OBEs, alongside Tracy Fishwick, the founder of the Transform Lives Company, which works to raise employability of those furthest from the labour market.Science, Technology and HealthAround 14.6% of honours are for work in the Science, Technology and Health sectors. In a strong field, the respective committees have recommended a damehood for Professor Sarah Whatmore, Professor of Environment and Public Policy, University of Oxford. Knighthoods go to Professor Anthony Cheetham, Distinguished Research Fellow, Department of Materials Science, University of Cambridge and Dr Mene Pangalos, Executive Vice-President, Innovative Medicines and Early Development Biotech Unit at AstraZeneca. At OBE, there are awards for Debra Adams, Head of Infection Prevention and Control (Midlands and East), NHS England and NHS Improvement; Rachel Coldicutt, Chief Executive Officer, Doteveryone; and Yewande Akinola, for services to Engineering Innovation and Diversity in STEM.
Carlos Santana reunited with his classic Santana lineup of Gregg Rolie (keys/lead vocals), Neal Schon (guitar/vocals), and Michael Carabello (percussion) back on March 21st of this year at the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. It was the classic lineup’s first show together since way back in 1973, and quartet played the hits that we all came to love, such as “Soul Sacrifice”, “Evil Ways”, “Black Magic Woman”, “Oye Como Va” and more.Neal Schon Promises More Shows And Music From Reunited Santana LineupThe band also ran through some newer material from their recently released Santana IV album (check out a review of the album HERE), for a performance that was filmed in its entirety and will be featured on AXS TV for the networks “Whole Lotta Love” Father’s Day Marathon this coming Sunday, June 19th at 8pm EST. The network will feature concerts from Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, AC/DC, Lyrnyrd Skynyrd, and more throughout the day. Mark your calendars, set your DVR’s, do whatever you have to do, this will be one that you won’t want to miss.Santana at House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV – 3/21/16Soul SacrificeJin-go-lo-ba Evil Ways Everybody’s EverythingShake ItAnywhere You Want to GoChoo ChooAll AboardSamba pa tiBatukaNo One to Depend OnLeave Me AloneSueñosCaminandoBlues MagicEchizoCome As You AreYambuBlack Magic Woman/Gypsy QueenOye como va Encore:Love Makes the World Go ‘Round Freedom in Your MindToussaint L’Ouverture
The Prince estate has released a new album of previously unreleased home recordings, dubbed Piano & A Microphone 1983. The nine-track LP includes cassette recordings that Prince made at his piano at his Kiowa Trail home studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota.Much of Piano and a Microphone 1983 features Prince in his most intimate form, working through future classics like “Purple Rain”, “17 Days”, “Strange Relationship” and “International Love”, as well as a cover of Joni Mitchell‘s “A Case of You.”During the final year of his life, in 2016, Prince embarked on his now-legendary “Piano & A Microphone” tour, in which the Purple One performed as a one-man show. It was during this tour that his health complications started to become public, and that fans started to worry that the mystical musician was in danger. He died on April 21, 2016 from an accidental overdose of fentanyl at the age of 57.“This raw, intimate recording, which took place at the start of Prince’s career right before he achieved international stardom, is similar in format to the Piano & A Microphone Tour that he ended his career with in 2016,” Prince Estate entertainment adviser Troy Carter said in a previous statement. “The Estate is excited to be able to give fans a glimpse of his evolution and show how his career ultimately came full circle with just him and his piano.”The album cover features a rare image of Prince backstage during the 1999 tour captured by Allen Beaulieu, who worked closely with Prince from 1979-1984.The Deluxe version of Piano and a Microphone 1983 includes a 12″ booklet with new liner notes from Prince’s engineer, Don Batts, as well as never-before-seen candid photos of the Purple One.You can listen to the full album here:Prince – Piano & A Microphone 1983
Eric Matthew Nelson is a young, newly minted professor of government at Harvard, though his specialty is the long, complex history of political thought.His academic rise has been, by most measures, meteoric. Nelson graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1999, and three years later, at age 24, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge under the supervision of professor Quentin Skinner. Later, among other honors, he became a junior fellow in the prestigious Harvard Society of Fellows.Now he is an accomplished scholar of early modern political thought, a student of the venerable — and sometimes ancient — ideas that underlie present conceptions of liberty, justice, and property.His fascination with history and politics “goes way, way back,” said the native New Yorker, starting at age 4, when he first saw the film “The Ten Commandments.” The 1956 biblical epic, said Nelson, inspired him to give chatty tours of the Egyptian Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to his amused family.A childhood trip to Washington, D.C., prompted an interest in American history and the law, and by fifth grade Nelson had won a spot on the student senate at The Town School in Manhattan. He dreamed of a career in the law (both parents are lawyers), and maybe political office, perhaps leading to a judgeship.“I gave up the ghost very late,” said Nelson of his aspirations to a legal career. He set off to Cambridge, England, on a British Marshall Scholarship, clinging to that same dream, which lasted through his doctoral work.But by then, other early influences tugged Nelson toward scholarship, including a dramatic family heritage. One great-grandfather fled Russia in 1905, a time of enforced conscription and pogroms against Jews. His maternal grandparents are Holocaust survivors who were wrested from school by the Nazis. They are “both brilliant people,” he said, “who had very little formal education.”The drama of family history extended to his mother. Now a law professor at John Jay College, she was born in a displaced-persons camp in postwar Germany.Then there was Harvard. “I had such an incredible experience in college,” said Nelson. “People either do or they don’t get lucky in their teachers, and I was extremely lucky.”Nelson cites two mentors with special fondness: James Hankins, still a professor of early modern European history, and Richard Tuck, Harvard’s Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government, whose Knafel Building office is now next to Nelson’s.Nelson was a few days into his sophomore year when he met Tuck, a University of Cambridge scholar who was so new to Harvard himself that he was just unpacking his books. Nelson, 19, joined a graduate seminar taught by Tuck on philosopher Thomas Hobbes. The young scholars in that class would go on to join faculties at Oxford, Yale, Princeton, and the University of Chicago; another recently became one of Britain’s first black Tory members of Parliament.To the teenage Nelson, Hobbes was a real draw, the star who sparked a fascination that began with a freshman-year course on Western intellectual history that was taught by Hankins.Describing the 17th century author of “Leviathan” as “incredibly cool,” Nelson embraced Hobbes as an intellectual touchstone, and still does. He edited the first modern edition of Hobbes’ little-known translation of Homer, released in 2008 by Clarendon Press. (Nelson reads Greek, Latin, and German, and he both reads and speaks Hebrew, Italian, and French.)“Here is someone,” Nelson said of Hobbes, “who reasons from very egalitarian premises to extremely autocratic conclusions,” a person who nonetheless was widely admired among republicans of his day.The emerging, shifting, tumultuous history of republicanism informs much of Nelson’s scholarship. He is the author of “The Greek Tradition in Republican Thought” (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and “The Hebrew Republic: Jewish Sources and the Transformation of European Political Thought” (Harvard/Belknap, 2010). He is working on a project concerning the political thinking behind America’s founding.Americans now accept that all humans have rights, can own property, and are free to affect their own governance. But these were all once controversial ideas, said Nelson, and it is the historian’s role to lead students back to the origins of political commitments that are taken for granted today.Students are shocked that “fixed points in our moral imagination” — such as opposition to slavery — were once not widely accepted, said Nelson. Exposing the roots of political thought, he said, is like “playing with live ammo. We’re talking about our most important commitments, and we’re scrutinizing them.”Concepts related to the republican ideal — justice, virtue, freedom, happiness, property — have immense power, said Nelson. “An incredible proportion of countries in the world are now called republics — even countries that aren’t,” such as Iran and North Korea.“Being a ‘republic’ is now the price of admission,” he said, to the modern political stage. “To achieve full legitimacy, you must be a republic, and that’s an extraordinary transformation of the political world.”Another extraordinary transformation is that monarchy is no longer “the default setting of the human race,” said Nelson. “Now if you have a monarch, it’s very important to show the monarch doesn’t actually do anything.”
62SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Tyler Atwell Web: www.cuinsight.com Details If you are consistently not reaching your goals, the problem may not be with the effort you put toward them, but how you set them in the first place. By properly developing goals, you can not only achieve your goals but reach them faster than you thought possible. Here are some steps on how to create goals that make you want to see them through.Stretch for more than you can reachBear with me, I know it is cliché but the mantra of ‘aim for the moon and if you miss you’ll still land among the stars’ is extremely effective in setting goals. For example, if you are trying to save an additional $500 dollars a month, aim for $600. If you are trying to get in shape and think you should go to the gym 4 times a week, aim for 6.Make everything measurableThis is arguably the most important part of doing anything. Being able to see how we are progressing toward anything gives us insight into both how effective we are and how much longer it will take to finish the task. Not all things are as easy to measure as savings or a workout regimen, so you may have to spend some time thinking how you can measure your goal. Remember, being able to see how close you are to reaching your goal is great motivation.Tell people about itIn the end you are solely responsible for accomplishing your goal, but that doesn’t mean you can’t involve others. By simply telling someone you plan on doing something, you’ve made it more real. You can even choose to have people hold you accountable if you often have problems with motivation. I am thankful for a friend who likes to poke fun at my progress, regardless of the goal. There is nothing more motivating.Set time limitsSome goals aren’t reached due to not setting time limitations. The goal itself can become obsolete without a timeframe. I can say that my goal is to run a marathon. Well, over the next month I will probably run 26.2 miles, 3 or so miles at a time, every few days. So did I reach my goal? You need to set time limits on certain tasks that with help you achieve your goals. Each step should have set time limits, to help you move on to the next step. Use this as a way to schedule progress and keep up momentum.
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThis is in response to the Feb. 14 letter arguing that it is criminals, not guns, who are responsible for gun deaths:Strong political opinions are rarely altered by arguments. What does change people’s minds is personal experience. Mr. Homan, it would only take one unsupervised child getting a hold of your gun and accidentally shooting another child to change your mind. It would only take one depressed neighbor knowing you had a gun and subsequently borrowing it to kill herself to change your life.As a retired mental health worker, I know many such cases, and none of the people involved were criminals.Nancy OrtnerScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…
Mesut Ozil produced his trademark bounce shot to score against Liverpool in December 2017 (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil has revealed he uses his trademark bounce shot because he believes it is a far more effective technique to employ in a one-on-one situation than a conventional chip shot.The Arsenal playmaker is a far from frequent goalscorer these days and has found the back of the net only once this season. The 31-year-old has, however, perfected the art of deceiving goalkeepers in an almost unique fashion.By kicking down on the top of the ball, Ozil creates elevation and has left a string of Premier League No.1s utterly bemused. The former Germany international used that particular method to score against both Crystal Palace and Bournemouth last season and famously did so against Liverpool in a pulsating 3-3 draw at the Emirates back in December 2017.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT / Read More Skip Ad PLAY About Connatix V67539 1/1 Advertisement Top articles Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Arsenal star Mesut Ozil explains why he invented his trademark finish Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 13 May 2020 7:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.4kShares Read More Read More Advertisement Full Screen Comment Skip Coming Next ‘If you chip the ball it will go slowly to the goal, if you do it like this it’s still a chip but quicker. If you do it like that with power so the ball is going over the goalkeeper, don’t forget they are always jumping to the left or right.‘If you show them you will shoot and they are jumping they will never expect that.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalOzil has reestablished his position as a key member of the Arsenal side following Mikel Arteta’s appointment as Unai Emery’s successor. The former Real Madrid star has started all 10 games since his former Arsenal teammate joined from Manchester City. MORE: Robin van Persie reveals Arsene Wenger’s ‘crucial’ words of advice at ArsenalMORE: Manchester United should have signed Arsenal legend Tony Adams, says Phil NevilleFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. SPONSORED by Metro 1 min. story Video Settings Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Asked to explain how and why he invented the technique, Ozil said: ‘If I’m running in front of the goal and the goalkeeper is jumping like that, sometimes if you make a chip the defender can run and clear it. Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read More Read More
Welcome to the quirky Mermaid Beach pad at 16 Petrel Ave A SUPER quirky house with squid tentacle sculptures, backyard mirrors and a suspended stairwell has sold for $1.55 million.The colourful contemporary house at 16 Petrel Ave, Mermaid Beach is described as a work of art by Michael Mahon and Eoghan Murphy from M-Motion. The house oozes character“I have counted that it is exactly 27 steps to my favourite coffee shop,” the father-of-three said.“It is the convenience that drew us to this place but the home has an incredible retro beach vibe.“Once you step outside the gate you realise how busy it all is, you have the beach on one side and Nobby’s on the other.“The home is a private sanctuary in the middle of it all.”The house has light and bright interiors with floor to ceiling windows. The house is an artwork in itself according to Michael Mahon and Eoghan Murphy from M-MotionMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoFor homeowner Paul Collis, it was a private sanctuary that oozed character.“I think this unique design really stands out,” Mr Collis said.“There is something really quirky about it and I haven’t seen this type of design anywhere else on the Gold Coast.“I’m not a great big fan of Gold Coast homes but this one has character.”The home is filled with artwork and sculptures which Mr Collis bought from the local Gallery One. The courtyard is covered in a wall of mirrors “It has a number of enticing zones to entertain or unwind in,” Mr Mahon said.“Choose to retreat to the sanctuary of your lounge room, host family and friends in your open plan living and dining with its courtyard views, or embrace indoor-outdoor living with the stackable glass bi-fold doors.” Light, bright and breezyTimber stairs and floors combine with floor-to-ceiling glass walls and louvres to create a seamless integration between the inside and outside.Colourful contemporary interiors bring the layout to life while raked ceilings add to the ambience.The owner of mortgage broker service Blue Coast Finance said the retro beach vibe drew he and his family to the house.
21 Clear Water Bay Ave, Clear Island Waters 8 Constance Esplanade, Runaway Bay was passed in at $3 million.“On the day we got married, I got ready here,” Mrs Leigh-Smith said. “We were friends with the people who built the house, then 10 years later we bought it.”Almost 20 years later, Mrs Leigh-Smith has listed the property to downsize after her husband passed away and their children moved. The interior of the concrete house is spacious, with large glass panels to capture the view.Living spaces include a designer kitchen, a centrepiece staircase, a formal lounge room and a family or games room. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago44 King Charles Drive, Sovereign IslandsThe other property to crack the magic million-dollar mark under the hammer was a waterfront house at Clear Island Waters. The luxury residence boasts four bedrooms and a study, two bathrooms, and is set out on a sprawling 897m2 block with a 17m waterfrontage. 44 King Charles Drive, Sovereign Islands sold at auction.THE Gold Coast has recorded a sluggish start to the past week of auctions, with just one million-dollar property selling under the hammer, according to preliminary data.CoreLogic property data showed 40.9 per cent of 22 reported auctions over the past week were successful across the Coast. The pool overlooks a canal where dolphins have often been spotted.Outside features a pool with waterfall feature and gazebo, overlooking a private pontoon where dolphins often swim around.Nationally, CoreLogic reported auction rates have returned to ‘more normal levels’ after a slowdown around the festive period, and clearance rates are holding higher than late 2017. 21 Clear Water Bay Ave, Clear Island WatersOther properties to sell included a Broadbeach apartment for $620,000 and a seven-bedroom house at Mudgeeraba for $881,000.On the flip side of the market, a three-bedroom, three-bathroom waterfront house with 180 degree views of the Broadwater at Runaway Bay was passed in at $3 million.Vendor Mary Leigh-Smith told the Gold Coast Bulletin the house carried extra special memories. 44 King Charles Drive, Sovereign Islands A designer kitchen features in the residence. GCB Picture: 44 King Charles Drive, Sovereign IslandsIt was down from the week before, which recorded a 65.4 per cent clearance rate out of 26 reported auctions. The highest sale reported so far was at Paradise Point, where three houses went to auction. 44 King Charles Drive changed hands for $2.21 million, giving its new owners six hotel-style bedrooms to choose from, Broadwater and skyline views over 20 metres of water frontage and a sparkling pool to enjoy the vista from.