Portugal. The Man are currently on an extensive U.S. tour in support of their recent Woodstock release. The Oregon-bred rock band performed an exhilarating version of their single “Feel It Still” on Conan last night with support from a four-piece string section in addition to their four-piece horn section. The full-bodied song took new shape in the late night television performance, gaining praise from Conan who called it “killer.”Watch “Feel It Still” by Portugal. The Man below:Don’t miss Portugal. The Man at Suwanee Hulaween, or in a city near you!Portugal. The Man Tour Dates:07/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre ~07/27 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues #07/28 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre: Berkeley *#07/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium #07/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium ^08/11 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre & Cafe08/17 – Toronto, CA @ The Danforth Music Hall08/18 – Toronto, CA @ The Danforth Music Hall08/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ 104.5 Summer Block Party08/21 – Charlottesville, VA @ Sprint Pavilion08/22 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel08/23 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel08/24 – Nashville, TN @ Live on the Green08/25 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi09/09 – Oceanside, CA @ Oceanside Pier09/12 – Villeurbanne, FR @ Le Transbordeur09/13 – Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks09/14 – Winterthur, CH @ Salzhaus09/15 – Aarau, CH @ Kiff09/16 – Linz, AT @ Posthof09/17 – Wien, AT @ Ottakringer Brauerei09/18 – Munich, DE @ Muffathalle09/20 – Ghent, BE @ Autumn Falls Festival09/21 – Amsterdam, NL @ Insidestad Presents Festival – Paradiso09/22 – Berlin, DE @ Astra09/23 – Hamburg, DE @ Reeperbahn Festival09/24 – Karlsruhe, DE @ Substage09/26 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla09/27 – London, UK @ Heaven09/28 – Paris, FR @ Bataclan09/29 – Lille, FR @ Le Splendid09/30 – Dortmund, DE @ Way Back When Festival10/02 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre &10/03 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall &10/05 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom %10/06 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall $10/08 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival10/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren10/13 – El Paso, TX @ Plaza Theatre10/14 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory10/15 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival10/17 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City %10/18 – Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine %10/20 – Guadalajara, MX @ C3 Stage10/21 – Monterrey, MX @ Parque Fundidora10/22 – Cuauhtémoc, MX @ Plaza Condesa10/24 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre +10/25 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom +10/26 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz10/27 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte &10/29 – Live Oak, FL @ Suwanee Hulaween 201703/02-06 – Punta Cana, DR @ My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday~ = w/ The Aces* = w/ Local Natives# = w/ Benjamin Booker^ = w/ Hanni El Khatib and Fatlip% = w/ Lido+ = w/ Maybird& = w/ Lido and Maybird$ = w/ Cut Copy and Lido
Physician-researcher welcomes shift in screening guidelines, notes recent findings on diet and disease recurrence A person’s ability to maintain independence and physically care for themselves is an essential part of healthy aging. But few studies have examined how diet may allow some aging people to maintain physical function — everyday tasks such as bathing, getting dressed, carrying groceries, or walking up a flight of stairs — while others’ abilities diminish.A new study by investigators from Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital examines the role of a healthy diet and finds that this highly modifiable factor can have a large influence on maintaining physical function, lowering the likelihood of developing physical impairment by approximately 25 percent. The team’s findings are published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging.“Diet can have specific effects on our health and can also affect our well-being and physical independence as we get older,” said senior author Francine Grodstein of the Channing Division of Network Medicine at the Brigham Hospital. “What excites me about our findings is the notion that we have some influence over our physical independence as we get older. Even if people can’t completely change their diet, there are some relatively simple dietary changes people can make that may influence their ability to maintain physical function, such as eating more vegetables and nuts.”Grodstein and her colleague Kaitlin Hagan, a former postdoctoral fellow at the Brigham, examined data from a total of 12,658 men from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, tracking them from 2008 to 2012. At the beginning of this period, all men were assessed for their ability to perform such activities as bathing/dressing themselves, walking one block, walking several blocks, walking more than one mile, bending/kneeling, climbing one flight of stairs, climbing several flights of stairs, lifting groceries, moderate activities, and vigorous activities. The men also filled out a food-frequency questionnaire with responses ranging from “never or less than once per month” to “six or more times per day.”The team used criteria from the Alternate Healthy Eating Index-2010 to assess the quality of each of the men’s diets and assign an individual score. These criteria included six food categories for which higher intake was better (vegetables, fruit, whole grains, nuts and legumes, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, and polyunsaturated fatty acids); one food category for which moderate intake was better (alcohol); and four categories for which lower intake was better (sugar-sweetened beverages and fruit juice, red and processed meats, trans fatty acids, and sodium).Grodstein and Hagan found that higher diet scores (meaning better diet quality) were strongly associated with decreased odds of physical impairment, including a 25 percent lower likelihood of developing impaired physical function with aging. An overall healthy diet pattern was more strongly associated with better physical function than an individual component or food. But the team did see that greater intake of vegetables and nuts and lower intake of red or processed meats and sugar-sweetened beverages each modestly lowered risk of impairment. Related Seeking a culprit behind rise in colorectal cancer among younger adults Researchers with widely varying views on dietary guidelines come to a consensus Good fat vs. bad fat vs. high carb vs. low carb The study’s results largely align with findings from similar studies of women in the Nurses’ Health Study. Like many studies of diet, the current study relies on self-reporting and answers from questionnaires, which has some flaws. However, since the study examines overall healthy eating, minor discrepancies are unlikely to have had a large impact on the findings. The team’s prospective design — following initially healthy adults who could perform physical activities as they aged — strengthened their study and minimized the likelihood of reverse causation bias (or changing one’s diet due to physical impairment).This work was supported by grants UM1 CA167552, and T32 HL098048 from the National Institutes of Health. Grodstein received unrestricted research awards from the California Walnut Commission and Nestlé Waters LLC.
Related Shows Hughes’ Broadway credits include Beautiful, Ghost the Musical, The Book of Mormon, Ragtime and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! View Comments Pippin Carly Hughes has magic to do! The Broadway alum is set to star in the Great White Way’s Pippin. She will begin performances as the Leading Player on September 19, replacing Ciara Renee, who departed the production on September 14. Ariana DeBose is currently playing the role. Pippin features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson and tells the story of a young prince searching for his corner of the sky. The current cast includes Kyle Dean Massey as Pippin, Tony winner Andrea Martin as Berthe, Tony nominee John Dossett as Charles, Charlotte d’Amboise as Fastrada and Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015
A parasitoid wasp controls kudzu bug populations in its native Asia. University of Georgia entomologist Michael Toews hopes those wasps will one day reduce the kudzu bug’s presence in the United States.“(Finding a predator) is exactly what we need to do for long-term suppression,” said Toews, a researcher with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “The problem is you can’t just go collect a bug from another land and release it. You have to study all of its non-target effects. Sometimes you can create more problems than you’re solving when you release a new species in a foreign land.”U.S. Department of Agriculture and UGA entomologists are studying the wasp to see if it will parasitize other insects native to the U.S.When kudzu bugs arrived in the U.S. in 2009, north Georgia soybean growers quickly realized the bug had an appetite for more than just kudzu. If untreated, kudzu bug damage can result in soybean yield losses ranging from 20-60 percent, according to UGA entomologist Phillip Roberts. Kudzu bugs suck on the main stem and leaf of soybean plants, which weakens and stresses the plant.“This is a major production challenge for us because this invasive insect pest has had no natural controls in the United States. This insect is native to Asia, China and Japan, specifically,” Toews said. “In those lands, there are parasitoid wasps that manage these populations. In fact, they’re not considered crop pests in their native land. But when it was introduced into North America and the Western Hemisphere, the parasitoid did not come with it, so that bug has been able to expand very, very rapidly.”The wasp attacks kudzu bug eggs and kills the larvae before they hatch. The uncertainty surrounding the wasps’ potential impact in North America has Toews and fellow entomologists concerned.“Entomologists, stakeholders and growers are all hoping that this little parasitoid is going to help us manage our kudzu bug populations,” Toews said. “ We’re all hopeful that it’s going to happen, but this is a new land (for the wasp), and we don’t really know if the same amount of control will be exerted as in its native area,” Toews said.In 2012, researchers applied for the necessary USDA permit to release the wasp. Scientists must first demonstrate new pests are safe and do not alter the ecosystem before they are released. This usually takes a couple of years, but the parasitoid wasp was found in Georgia and Alabama last summer. Toews calls the findings accidental and is uncertain how the wasp made it to the U.S. Genetic testing shows the newly detected wasp population is different than the strain being examined under quarantine. Research teams throughout the Southeast are monitoring the potential spread of the parasitoid wasp during this year’s growing season.Two grants to study kudzu bug researchUGA scientists are using two new grants from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to find new ways to eliminate the kudzu bug’s impact in the U.S.One grant will be used to look at different thresholds for reducing the pest in the field with the hope of eliminating all economic damage with a single pesticide spray. The scientists are examining various factors, including the timing of pesticide sprays and what to use as a benchmark for insecticide application (stage of crop, time of year, foliage density or distribution of the bug in the field).The second grant will fund a study of the biology and ecology of kudzu bugs in farm settings. After overwintering in the bark of pine trees, kudzu bugs flock to developing kudzu where the first generation of kudzu bugs develop. When they mature, the bugs seek out soybean fields. Toews marks the bugs in kudzu using a fluorescent powder and then observes when, where and why the bugs move to soybean fields. Traps are strategically placed in soybean fields to monitor the kudzu bugs. When a marked bug arrives at the soybean field, Toews can determine when and where the bug was marked and how far it flew. Through this process, Toews is able to study the bugs’ capacity for flight, their differences in reproducing on different host plants and how likely they are to disperse at different times of the year.For more information about the kudzu bug, see kudzubug.org.
18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Christine DiGangiI was at the gym the other night when I overheard a man talking about how much he spent on Christmas gifts this year. I learned a lot about the guy: He loves to shower his mom with gifts, he bought an engagement ring he no longer plans on using, and he’s got a lot of credit card debt to pay off. It’s amazing the things people talk about within earshot of strangers.While he was certainly aware of the thousands of dollars he had to pay in credit card bills, he didn’t seem too troubled by it. It sounded like he planned to finance the holiday purchases all along, but I wonder how much thought went into that strategy, given how long it can take to pay down credit card debt. If you have high credit card balances after the last several weeks of shopping, you might want to plug your information into this credit card payoff calculator and see how much you need to put toward those bills each month to get debt free within a few months, or whatever your debt-payoff timeline may be.Of course, as I listened to this guy talk about the $1,500 he spent on his mom, I couldn’t help but think of questions I wanted to ask him about his plan for tackling that debt and the tips I would share with him, based on his responses. Because it’s generally considered strange and rude to join strangers’ conversations about personal finances, I’ll settle for writing this blog post.If you’re the guy who walked into the Michigan Avenue Gucci store and bought a pricey bag to prove a point to the seemingly snooty staff, this one’s for you. continue reading »
50SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr You’ve seen the numbers. They aren’t pretty.A recent Bankrate.com survey of 1,000 adults suggests that 66 million American adults have zero dollars saved for an emergency. That dovetails nicely with a report that came out earlier this year from the Federal Reserve, which looked at the economic well-being of American households. And things are not going so well. About one-third of 5,695 respondents to a 2015 survey revealed they would have trouble dealing with a $400 emergency.Sound familiar? Start building your savings with some of these methods.Start small. That’s advice from Mackey McNeill, founder and president of Mackey Advisors, a wealth management firm in Bellevue, Kentucky.“If you have never saved anything in your life, save $5 a week or $10 a week,” McNeill says, adding: “Pick a number that, regardless of disaster, you can achieve.” continue reading »
NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler on Monday said CFPB Director Richard Cordray’s response to a call for regulatory exemptions for credit unions “fell short” of addressing the industry’s concerns.In light of that, Thaler urged Sens. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and others to take action to give credit unions regulatory relief.In a NAFCU-sought effort, Donnelly and Sasse led a group of 70 lawmakers from both parties in July to urge CFPB to provide credit unions relief through its authority to grant exemptions on a rule-by-rule basis to “any class” of entity from its regulatory requirements. The senators’ letter was similar to one sent to Cordray in March by a bipartisan group of 329 House members.Cordray last week told the senators that CFPB already uses its Dodd-Frank Section 1022 authority to tailor regulation to smaller financial institutions. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
– Advertisement – Samit Patel hit 26 from 16 balls in a quick-fire sixth-wicket stand with Wiese Yorkshire batsman Lyth – drafted in as an overseas replacement for the knockout stages by Sultans – hit three sixes and four fours from the top of the order to help his side to 80-1 in the ninth over of the run chase, during which time Qalandars quick Shaheen Afridi temporarily left the field injured.But Wiese (3-27) had Lyth caught in the deep to stall the innings and then accounted for Ravi Bopara (1) and Tanvir (3) and caught fellow South African Rilee Rossouw (18) brilliantly on the boundary amid Sultans losing five wickets for 20 runs from 102-2, with Shahid Afridi bowled for a golden duck by Haris Rauf (3-30).- Advertisement – David Wiese starred with bat, ball and in the field as Lahore Qalandars reached their first Pakistan Super League Final
The open plan lounge, kitchen and dining areaMore from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The four bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and split-system airconditioning while the main bedroom has an ensuite with a claw-foot bath and separate shower. A large separate, laundry has ample storage and the home has a third toilet. The property has undercover, lockup parking for three vehicles and a powered shed. “You don’t usually get a lot of usable yard in this area but this property offers just that,” Mr Cattanach said. 14a Palmtree Ave, Scarborough is going under the hammer in FebruaryENJOY a seaside lifestyle with this two-storey home, new to the market in Scarborough. Forty20 Property marketing agent Trent Cattanach said the home at 14a Palmtree Ave had most everything buyers were after in Scarborough. Sitting on a 673sq m block with a big yard, the house is in walking distance to the sea. The home has an airconditioned, open-plan kitchen, dining and lounge area that opens to a covered deck overlooking the inground pool and fenced back yard. The kitchen has ample bench and cupboard spaceMr Cattanach said 11 groups came through the property last weekend. “We’re getting plenty of interest, predominantly from families,” he said. “The property ticks a lot of the boxes of what buyers are looking for at the moment.“The home is in a great position and Scarborough property is really moving at the moment.”The home at 14a Palmtree Ave, Scarborough is being auctioned on Saturday, February 11 at 10.15am
Austria’s next government should prioritise strengthening its second pillar pension provision, according to Mercer.In a report into the first half performance of Austrian Pensionskassen, the consultancy firm referred to recent reforms in Germany, introducing non-guaranteed, defined contribution pensions for the first time.“In Germany the political parties have realised that a supplementary pension in the form of occupational pension plans is necessary for the future retirement provision of the citizens,” said Michaela Plank, pension expert at Mercer Austria, referring to the newly passed “Betriebsrentenstärkungsgesetz” (BRSG).The Austrian minister for labour and social affairs, Alois Stöger from the Social Democrats, told Austrian radio Ö1 on Monday he would be “generally open to the idea” of integrating provisions for second pillar plans into collective bargaining agreements – the first time a minister has mentioned this possibility. “This could help [small and medium-sized businesses] to set up pension plans,” added Plank.Andreas Zakostelsky, chairman of the Austrian pension fund association FVPK, said he supported integrating auto-enrolment into some of pension plans.“This would particularly help people with lower income to increase their income in retirement and it would be a good leverage for the system,” he said.The FVPK wanted the new government to set a deadline for coming up with a plan to strengthen the second pillar, Zakostelsky added. Austria heads to the polls for a general election on 15 October.“This plan should be negotiated with stakeholders for the pension industry to achieve a comprehensive reform of the whole pension system,” he said.Equity allocations boost returns in H1 2017Austrian pension funds returned 3.2% on average over the first half of 2017 following an active increase in equity allocations, according to FVPK.At the end of June, the average equity allocation stood at 34.7% across all portfolios offered by Austria’s nine main providers. This compared to 25.4% at the same point last year.“For this increase the pension funds cut the exposure to bonds, which is now 58% on average compared to 68.2%,” Zakostelsky told journalists yesterday.He added that he was “surprised” the exposure to real estate had hardly changed at all over the period, standing at 3.6% compared to 3.5% a year ago.In its separate analysis, Mercer Austria found there was a wide range in the performances reported by different portfolios.Defensive portfolios – with equity exposure up to 16% – yielded between 2.63% and 0.98%. The €6.35bn VBV Pensionskasse was the best performer in this category, according to Mercer. The company’s dynamic portfolio also posted the best six-month return among its peers.Dynamic portfolios – with equity exposure above 40% – yielded between 5.51% and 2.27% in the first half of the year.“The considerable difference in the performance is mainly down to differences in volatility and duration,” said Mercer’s Plank.